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October 6, 2015 at 5:01 PM ValleyFire [final] in southern Lake County is now 100% contained at 76,067 acres.
October 6, 2015 at 3:10 PM Per CHP: Traffic #Alert - Multi-vehicle collision on SR-174 in Cedar Ridge. Avoid the area if possible.
October 6, 2015 at 10:34 AM Motorcycle vs deer on Washington Rd / Hwy 20. Units on scene.
October 6, 2015 at 8:33 AM No injuries reported on Penn Valley Drive, all emergency units are being released. Vehicles involved are a silver GMC Yukon and a white Honda Civic.
October 6, 2015 at 8:30 AM First unit has arrived on scene, reporting the accident now on Penn Valley Drive. Only the medic is to continue, all others are canceled.
October 6, 2015 at 8:26 AM Firefighters and ambulance en route after a two-vehicle collision on Hwy 20 and Rough&Ready Highway. CHP also en route.
October 6, 2015 at 8:19 AM Nearly 800 firefighters are battling 7 large fires and continue to make progress toward containment. Weather across the state will remain mild today, with temperatures increasing to above normal by the weekend. These elevated temperatures along with lower humidity will increase fire danger, although cooler temperatures are expected to return next week.
October 5, 2015 at 5:21 PM Two vehicles involved in an accident at Hwy 20 E Brunswick Rd N Onr / Brunswick Rd.
October 5, 2015 at 11:02 AM Tahoe National Forest American River Ranger District: Logging traffic is occurring on the Foresthill Divide Road from Robinson Flat; Mosquito Ridge Road from the 43 Road intersection and the 44 and 43 roads. Use caution.
October 5, 2015 at 9:35 AM All units released from the Neal incident.
October 5, 2015 at 9:09 AM The two engines staging at Church Street and Neal Street are being released back to their stations.
October 5, 2015 at 9:03 AM Units on scene at Neal Street confirm very light smoke in the basement. All units still en route are to stage at Neal and Church Street.
October 5, 2015 at 8:58 AM Possible residential structure fire, smoke coming from the basement of a house on Neal Street in Grass Valley. Units on scene reporting nothing showing on the outside.
Photo Bill Pynchon
October 5, 2015 at 8:25 AM The Bountiful Fire in the Bear Trap Springs area has a hose line around it. Firefighters are starting line construction and have determined the cause to be an escaped or abandoned campfire. Size is now approximately 1/3 of an acre, no furthr growth anticipated. Line construction and mop-up will take approximately 2 hours.
Photo Jarret F
October 5, 2015 at 8:20 AM A "cleanup" item from Saturday night's storm. Reader Jarret sent this photo and comment: High winds caused a large pine tree to break and fall across McCourtney Rd hitting a car. A big limb went through the drivers window and all the way through the cab. It was so close to the driver that it tore his sweatshirt, but he was uninjured. Other driver moved the tree out of one lane of the road clearing McCourtney enough to be reopened.
October 5, 2015 at 8:08 AM Dry and mild today and tomorrow, then warming up again. Mild weather with near to slightly below temperatures through Tuesday. Warming begins Wednesday. Backwash cloudiness around the low will bank-up clouds to the east of the Sierra Nevada Crest today, and some will spill-over into the far southeast portion of the forecast area. There'll be just a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm across Alpine and Tuolumne Counties this afternoon. Elsewhere, just some high clouds will pass by today.
October 5, 2015 at 7:51 AM Small vegetation fire in the Bear Trap Springs area on the Tahoe National Forest (NE of North Columbia). Reported as 1/4 acre, the fire has little growth potential. Firefighters are on scene and most additional resources still en route have been canceled.
Photo Shawn Olson
October 4, 2015 at 7:53 PM Two vehicle accident near Petersons Corner in North San Juan. No injuries reported. Keep your head on a swivel and avoid distractions while driving like texting or eating. Also, be aware of the huge population of momma and baby deers.
October 4, 2015 at 9:24 AM Last night's storm moves out in a hurry. Last night's storm is moving into Southern CA today. Our region will have cooler weather today, lighter winds, with showers and thunderstorms limited to areas south of Highway 50.
October 4, 2015 at 9:10 AM Both the Red Flag Warning and the Wind Advisory have been canceled for Nevada, Placer and Sierra counties.
October 3, 2015 at 9:24 PM Please use extreme caution on Hwy 49 in the Camptonville area. According to reader DeArlene, "it looks like a hurricane came through. Pine needles covering the very slippery roads, still very windy too."
October 3, 2015 at 8:06 PM Lightning activity will persist for a while. Make sure your pets are safe!
October 3, 2015 at 7:54 PM Units at scene in Brownsville report the fire extinguished by locals. All units still en route can return to their stations.
October 3, 2015 at 7:35 PM Small fire moving up the hill reported at New York House Road across from Dolores Way in Brownsville. Numerous engines and equipment en route.
October 3, 2015 at 4:57 PM Nevada County Fire JOA and Penn Valley units on scene of a long fall in the Bittney Springs area. Air Ambulance and CHP H20 en route to assist.
October 3, 2015 at 11:31 AM Aircraft are training in the Yuba canyon area. No fire reported at this time.
October 3, 2015 at 11:23 AM Heads up! Strong winds likely to create dangerous conditions. Strong low pressure system will impact CA this weekend. Primary concern will be strong and gusty north to northeast winds. Many trees have been weakened by drought and wildfires so people should be cautious of large branches and trees falling down. Cooler temperatures, showers, and isolated thunderstorms are also expected. Some snow showers are possible above 9,000 feet over the Sierra Nevada.
October 3, 2015 at 8:07 AM Red Flag Warning from 5 PM this afternoon to 11 AM PDT Sunday for Central Sacramento Valley in Glenn, Colusa, Yuba, Northern Sutter, and Butte County Below 1000 Ft - Eastern Mendocino NF - Eastern Portion of Shasta/Trinity NF - Lake County Portion of Lake-Napa-Sonoma Unit - Northern Sacramento Valley to Southern Tehama County Line Below 1000 Ft - Southeast Edge Shasta-Trinity NF and Western Portions of Tehama-Glenn Unit - Southern Sacramento Valley in Yolo-Sacramento Far Western Placer, southern Sutter and Solano County Below 1000 Ft.
October 3, 2015 at 8:03 AM Very windy weekend - with a Red Flag Warning. A vigorous low pressure system will bring cooler weather, windy conditions, and a chance of showers and thunderstorms this weekend. Showers will linger into Monday over the Sierra Nevada south of Highway 50.
October 2, 2015 at 4:58 PM Units on scene at Fruitland can handle, all units still en route are being canceled. Aircraft returning to their bases shortly.
October 2, 2015 at 4:38 PM Full wildland response, including aircraft, for a pickup truck full of hay on fire. Extension to the wildland reported on Fruitland across of Blue Ridge Way in Yuba County.
October 2, 2015 at 2:40 PM Passenger vehicle fire, a black jeep, on Sweetland Road in North San Juan. Units en route.
October 2, 2015 at 12:32 PM Small vegetation fire in Yuba County on the Pendola Extension Road near Camptonville, approximately 1/2 acre in size. No need for aircraft, Forest Service engines and one crew will pick it up.
October 2, 2015 at 7:14 AM Vehicle accident 1 mile south of Milhous on Hwy 49 across from Reader Ranch Road. One possible injury. North San Juan units en route.
October 2, 2015 at 7:13 AM Nearly 1,000 firefighters are battling 7 large fires. In Northern California, an area of low pressure is moving throughout the area today with light showers and cooler temperatures. High pressure will build in tonight as the low and precipitation move off to the east. Mostly clear, dry and warmer weather is expected on Saturday, with light offshore winds enhancing these conditions. In Southern California, there will be breezy and slightly cooler weather. The highs today will be slightly cooler than the past two days across Southern California, but much warmer weather will return Saturday along with very light offshore flow.
October 2, 2015 at 6:56 AM Dry, sunny and warm today before weekend storm. Dry weather and warmer temperatures are expected today. A vigorous low pressure system will bring cooler weather, windy conditions, and a chance of showers and thunderstorms late Saturday into Monday.
October 1, 2015 at 10:17 AM Caltrans update: Big Crash Closes All Lanes on Eastbound Interstate 80 Near Donner Summit. A major crash involving five big rigs has closed eastbound Interstate 80 in the Castle Peak area. Caltrans is advising motorists to expect major travel delays while emergency crews work to clear the area. There is no estimated time of reopening the highway. Authorities are turning back all big rigs at Kingvale. Cars and small trucks are being detoured to old U.S. Highway 40 in the Soda Springs area.
October 1, 2015 at 9:06 AM North San Juan Fire is canceling any additional response to the smoke check. Unit in the area reports no fire.
October 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM Smoke check in North San Juan on Tyler Foote Crossing.
October 1, 2015 at 8:58 AM Commercial fire alarm in Grass Valley on Church Street across from Walsh Street. Numerous engines en route.
October 1, 2015 at 8:55 AM Caltrans: All lanes blocked eastbound I-80 near Donner Lake interchange due to overturned big rig, no ETO
October 1, 2015 at 8:49 AM The ban on outdoor burning is still in effect! Do not even think about lighting your burn pile.
October 1, 2015 at 8:40 AM Traffic hazard just east of Alta Sierra Dr / Sr49. Use caution in the area.
October 1, 2015 at 7:41 AM Ophir Hill en route to a vehicle accident on Brunswick Road and Greenhorn Road, one vehicle in a ditch. The road is blocked by the other vehicle. Medics en route, unknown injuries.
October 1, 2015 at 7:40 AM Solo vehicle accident at Dog Bar Rd / Mount Olive Rd in Grass Valley. No injuries reported.
October 1, 2015 at 7:27 AM Nearly 2,000 firefighters are battling 8 large fires. In Northern California, an area of low pressure is moving slowly into the area today with light showers expected and cooler temperatures. Dry and warmer weather is expected Friday and Saturday, with light offshore winds enhancing these conditions from the lower western areas to the coast. In Southern California, the low trough is expected to finally move inland today, bringing cooler weather and light rain. West winds gusts up to 40 mph will be possible Thursday afternoon in and near the deserts. Saturday, a weak offshore pressure gradient will form which will lead to warmer temperatures in the region.
October 1, 2015 at 7:09 AM Caution on the roads this morning. The rain is creating slick driving conditions. Also, turn your headlights on!
October 1, 2015 at 7:07 AM The start of the new Water Year begins with 0.11 inches of rain here at YubaNet HQ.
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