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Happening Now - May 2016


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By: YubaNet

Happening Now is a feature designed to bring updates, announcements and info on news items throughout the day.

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May 30, 2016 at 9:05 AM Monday is a NO BURN DAY throughout the area. This includes Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra and Yuba counties.

May 30, 2016 at 9:03 AM Very warm weather expected this week. The main weather story for the region this week will be hot weather as the ridge over the eastern Pacific shifts over NorCal to kick off meteorological summer. Warmest temperatures will be around the century mark in the Central Valley as 850 mb temps climb into the lower to mid 20s C and subsidence increases.

May 29, 2016 at 3:19 PM Fire engines staging on Foresthill Road are attempting to locate a reported vegetation fire in the Cedar Ridge Road area.

May 29, 2016 at 10:30 AM Units on scene at Alice Way report no fire, engines and crew still en route are being canceled.

May 29, 2016 at 10:27 AM Residential structure fire reported on Alice Way in Alta Sierra. Units are on scene, reporting nothing showing on the outside.

May 29, 2016 at 10:10 AM CAL FIRE has declared both Saturday and Sunday to be NO BURN DAYS below 2,500 feet elevation, due to dangerous burning conditions. This includes most areas west of Grass Valley. Above 2,500 feet, and only with a valid burn permit, Saturday and Sunday are both permissive burn days.

May 28, 2016 at 3:27 PM First unit at scene on Beyers reports a small 20 by 20 spot, now contained. All incoming units are being canceled.

May 28, 2016 at 3:20 PM Vegetation fire, reported on Beyers Lane, off McCourtney Road in the Grass Valley area. Numerous engines en route.

May 28, 2016 at 12:52 PM The flea market on Brunswick Road is a big success. So much so that now there are numerous cars parked along the roadway and people are crossing the road to get to the event. Drivers, please slow down and watch for pedestrians. People on foot, use extreme caution!

May 28, 2016 at 9:57 AM Nevada County Historical Society’s 7th Annual Flea Market, Saturday, May 28th from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 12625 Brunswick Road, GV (old Bohemia mill site half-way between the Bennett/Greenhorn intersection and the Cedar Ridge “Y”) Over 100 vendors, food, crafts, new and used treasures and fun! $1 admission. Under 12 free. Bring 3 cans wet dog food/1 bag dry dog food and receive a raffle ticket for some great prizes. Benefits Nevada County Pets of the Homeless.

May 28, 2016 at 9:05 AM Very warm and very breezy today, even hotter on Sunday. Memorial Day weekend will be very warm with a chance of mountain thunderstorms. However, since it is early in the warm season, waters will be relatively cold and flowing fast!

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May 27, 2016 at 8:46 PM CAL FIRE has declared Saturday to be a NO BURN DAY below 2,500 feet elevation, due to enhanced fire danger. This includes most areas west of Grass Valley. Above 2,500 feet, Saturday is a permissive burn day. Residential burn permits (issued by a fire agency) are required.

May 27, 2016 at 6:23 PM Accident on the old mill site at the corner of Brunswick and East Bennett in Grass Valley, no injuries reported.

May 27, 2016 at 6:20 PM Three engines on scene in Loma Rica can handle the fire.

May 27, 2016 at 5:50 PM Numerous resources dispatched to a vegetation fire on Scott Grant Road in Loma Rica (Yuba County).

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Photo courtesy Jamie Yokom
May 27, 2016 at 5:12 PM Earlier this morning, reader Jamie Yokom sent this: A group of wonderful kids at Nevada Union High School in Honor of Memorial Day flew the American Flag in back of their trucks for those who served and did not make it home.

May 27, 2016 at 4:52 PM Air ambulance has left with a patient from the accident on Wolf Road, approximately 1/2 mile from Hwy 49.

May 27, 2016 at 4:48 PM Vegetation fire on Marysville Road in Yuba County has been contained at 6 acres. Firefighters will remain on scene for mop-up operations for another four hours.

May 27, 2016 at 2:31 PM Escaped debris burn, now approximately 1 acre in size, on You Bet Road across from Sontag Hill. One battalion chief and several engines are making access. No immediate threat to structures.

May 27, 2016 at 8:06 AM Possible commercial structure fire in Dobbins, unit en route.

May 27, 2016 at 7:15 AM Warm, dry and breezy north winds. Most of northern California will see fair skies this holiday weekend under upper level high pressure. Daytime highs all areas will warm each day warming to well above normal by early next week. Most locations will see breezy north winds today and Saturday and a slight threat of showers or thunderstorms will exist each day over the northern Sierra Nevada.

May 26, 2016 at 7:46 PM Nevada County Sheriff's deputies and Search and Rescue conducted an evidence search on the side of Hwy 49 near Lime Kiln. There is no danger to the public.

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May 26, 2016 at 7:08 PM Final update: The vegetation fire was on the 12000 Block of Paloma in Peardale, it was an escaped debris burn. Final size was 2 acres..

May 26, 2016 at 5:50 PM Firefighters have a line around the citron Mockingbird. Mop up will take several hours, the fire was burning in heavy fuels.

May 26, 2016 at 5:18 PM Good progress reported on the Mockingbird incident.

May 26, 2016 at 4:45 PM 1 acre vegetation fire, escaped debris pile, on Mockingbird across from Paloma Way in the Peardale/ Chicago Park area. Five engines, one water tender and a helicopter are on scene. Two hand crews are on order. There is no threat to structures or road closures.

May 26, 2016 at 2:58 PM The gunshot victim has been pronounced dead at the scene. No information will be released until next of kin have been notified.

May 26, 2016 at 2:37 PM Calstar air ambulance is expected to land at NSJFD Station 3 in 19 minutes to transport the patient.

May 26, 2016 at 2:34 PM North San Juan Fire is on scene with the gunshot wound victim.

May 26, 2016 at 2:32 PM North San Juan fire is en route to Tyler Foote Crossing Road. Reported as a gunshot wound victim, CPR is in progress. NCSO is en route too.

May 26, 2016 at 7:18 AM Warming up and drying out, with breezy north winds. Instability and good surface heating will continue to bring isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms over the mountains today. Temperatures will be up to 5° above normal. Northerly winds will begin overnight with 10-20 mph, increasing Friday and continuing into Saturday. Remember, when thunder roars…go indoors.

May 25, 2016 at 1:07 PM Traffic should be flowing normally in about 20 minutes on LaBarr. The patient is being transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. Firefighters will remain at scene until the vehicle is towed and the roadway open again.

May 25, 2016 at 12:53 PM H24 air ambulance en route from Auburn to the accident on LaBarr.

May 25, 2016 at 12:45 PM Solo vehicle accident, car into a tree on LaBarr and E. McKnight in Grass Valley. Firefighters are on scene, reporting major injuries to the single occupant. Both lanes on LaBarr are closed.

May 25, 2016 at 9:14 AM Accident on Banner Lava Cap has been cleared, roadway is open.

May 25, 2016 at 8:21 AM Firefighters on scene at Banner Lava Cap are attempting to extricate the patient from the vehicle. Power and phone lines are hanging over the roadway.

May 25, 2016 at 8:16 AM Vehicle accident, car into a telephone pole on Banner Lava Cap Road near Old Tunnel Road in Grass Valley. Emergency services at scene, use caution in the area. Old Tunnel Road will be closed briefly.

May 25, 2016 at 7:24 AM Showers and thunderstorms today, dry and warmer this weekend. Showers and isolated thunderstorms again today, mainly over the higher elevations. Dry and warmer by the weekend. A weather system continues to bring unsettled weather conditions across interior northern California. Showers and thunderstorms are possible today, mainly over higher elevations.

May 25, 2016 at 7:15 AM Structure fire in Chicago Park area on Blum Road. One residence and one outbuilding have been destroyed. Minor extension to the wildland was contained immediately. The Red Cross has been notified.

***image18***May 24, 2016 at 7:17 PM At times heavy rain got the better of this large tree branch near the KVMR office.

May 24, 2016 at 4:37 PM Medics have transported the patient to the air ambulance landing zone. H24 will take the patient directly from Bridgeport to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

May 24, 2016 at 3:38 PM Fire on Hatchet Creek is contained, the cause was an escaped debris burn.

May 24, 2016 at 3:34 PM Vegetation fire near Hatchet Creek Road in Penn Valley. Firefighters are on scene, reporting approximately 1 acre of light flashy fuels. Can handle with units at scene.

May 24, 2016 at 3:31 PM Medical rescue at Bridgeport, patient with a fractured ankle approximately a quarter mile down the trail.

May 24, 2016 at 7:28 AM Per Grass Valley Police: Traffic accident at Ridge and Slate Creek. Use alternate route. Grass Valley Fire reports one patient with minor injuries only.

May 24, 2016 at 7:24 AM Vehicle accident on Ridge Road and Slate Creek, one vehicle overturned. Grass Valley Fire en route.

May 23, 2016 at 6:38 PM The roadway is clear again on Magnolia and Dog Bar Road.

May 23, 2016 at 5:39 PM Jackknifed big rig blocking all lanes on the Bear River Bridge at Dog Bar Road and Magnolia Road.

May 23, 2016 at 10:15 AM From the Sunday Grass Valley Police blotter:

Caller reporting 2 subjects going in front of the church who did not appear to belong there. Caller states they were grabbing around the yard and requested an area check. Reporting party described them as being "Hipsterish."

Report of 2 adults and 3 or 4 children, dark skinned, possibly Muslim. In front of church pan handling on the sidewalk and blocking churchgoers from leaving. GVPD made contact with the priest who had given the subjects permission to panhandle on their private property.

Editor's note: Don't let these 2 blotter reports define Nevada County.

May 23, 2016 at 8:41 AM Two non-injury accidents to report: On eastbound 49/20 at the Gold Flat offramp and on Hwy 49 at Combie Road.

May 23, 2016 at 7:00 AM Another round of thunderstorms possible today. An upper level disturbance will continue to bring unsettled weather and cool conditions across NorCal this week.

May 22, 2016 at 4:39 PM Emergency personnel was unable to locate any accident on 49 near Independence Trail.

May 22, 2016 at 3:55 PM CHP helicopter H24 is en route to the reported accident near Independence Trail to help locate any possible patients.

May 22, 2016 at 3:33 PM Report of a biker over the embankment near Independence Trail on Hwy 49. North San Juan Fire, Nevada County Consolidated and medics en route.

May 22, 2016 at 10:29 AM More May showers. An upper level disturbance will continue to bring unsettled weather and cool conditions today across NorCal. Chances for showers and thunderstorms are expected for locations north of I-80. Unsettled weather will continue for the beginning of the work week with warming temperatures expected by mid-week.

May 21, 2016 at 4:36 PM Hwy 49 is completely clear again.

May 21, 2016 at 3:57 PM Traffic is beginning to clear on Hwy 49 just past Combie Road.

May 21, 2016 at 3:40 PM Eight patients have been transported, some resources are being released. The roadway is still blocked.

May 21, 2016 at 3:39 PM Fire units are responding to reports of a gas leak at a residence on Washington Street in Grass Valley, use caution in the area.

May 21, 2016 at 3:30 PM H24 helicopter has landed at the Higgins Fire station. Additional ground ambulances have arrived on scene.

May 21, 2016 at 3:20 PM Seven patients requiring transport from the accident on Hwy 49. Three helicopters and four ground ambulances are en route.

May 21, 2016 at 3:18 PM Additional ambulances requested to the accident on Hwy 49 and Combie. One silver SUV, a converted school bus and a white pickupo truck involved. Use Wolf Road as a detour if possible.

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Photo courtesy Brandy Eddie Neuhart
May 21, 2016 at 3:06 PM Two air ambulances on approach for the accident on Hwy 49 and Combie. One air ship will land at the Higgins Fire station. Please avoid the area.

May 21, 2016 at 3:01 PM Southbound Hwy 49 just past Combie Rd has lanes blocked due to a traffic accident. There is no estimated time of clearing. Numerous fire engines, CHP and ambulances on scene. Air ambulance has been requested.

May 21, 2016 at 9:43 AM Unsettled weather this weekend. An upper level disturbance will bring unsettled weather and cool conditions this weekend across NorCal. There will be chances for showers, thunderstorms, and mountain snow today and Sunday. Temperatures will become warmer by mid week.

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Hwy 20 Lookout view, courtesy of Kim Hunter
May 20, 2016 at 7:24 PM Caltrans: EB I-80 in the Sierra holding traffic due to jack knifed Big Rig, spinouts & multiple spinouts,ETO midnight.

May 20, 2016 at 3:03 PM

 

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