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Happening Now - August 2015


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

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August 3, 2015 at 6:33 PM All updates on the fire near the Colgate Powerhouse and Lake Francis Road are posted here: http://yubanet.com/2015Local/Francis.php

August 3, 2015 at 6:23 PM The Francis Fire as seen by Air Attack started under the powerlines of the Colgate Powerhouse, rapid rate of spread and has a high potential. Additional resources are being ordered.

August 3, 2015 at 6:19 PM The reported fire near the Colgate Powerhouse is now confirmed.

August 3, 2015 at 6:14 PM Units will be staging at the Lake Francis Resort until the fire is confirmed. Oregon Peak Lookout reports very smoky conditions but a column appears to be building.

August 3, 2015 at 6:08 PM Now full wildland dispatch en route to the Colgate Powerhouse and Lake Frances Extension Road.

August 3, 2015 at 6:06 PM Dobbins Fire is being dispatched to a vegetation fire on Lake Frances Road.

August 3, 2015 at 6:04 PM Report of an illegal debris burn, at an address with prior calls. Engines, Air Attack en route.

August 3, 2015 at 11:17 AM Single vehicle accident on Osborne Hill Rd / Sr174. Emergency services on scene, tow truck on the way.

August 3, 2015 at 10:15 AM The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District, in collaboration with Nevada County Public Health, is updating its air quality health advisory to include Monday through Friday, August 3 through August 7, and also to include the potential for ozone concentrations in western Nevada County to reach into the high end of Moderate. Smoky conditions are likely to be experienced in parts of Nevada County due to smoke from the Rocky Fire in Lake County. At times there could even be smoke incursions into Sierra and Plumas County as well.

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August 3, 2015 at 9:18 AM National Weather Service Sacramento: Smoke prevalent across much of California. Forecast model shows much of it remaining across NorCal today.

August 3, 2015 at 7:19 AM Cooler and hazy/smoky to start the week. Cooler weather this week with temperatures around average for early August. Slight chance of mainly mountain thunderstorms Tuesday and Friday.

August 2, 2015 at 9:10 PM The Lowell Fire will be turned back over to the local CAL FIRE unit tomorrow.

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August 2, 2015 at 2:02 PM An inversion is settling over Nevada County, pushing thick smoke from the various fires burning into the area, mostly from the Rocky Fire. There are no new fires in Nevada County at this point.

August 2, 2015 at 12:44 PM An active thunder storm moved across northern and eastern Butte County through the mid-foothills and higher elevations early this morning. Ten active fires have been identified in the Cohasset, Stirling City, Feather Falls and Berry Creek/Brush Creek areas. Of those fires, five of those fires were small and are contained. Crews are currently working on three fires in the Feather Falls/Berry Creek/Brush Creek area and three in the Stirling City area. All of these fires are remote and pose no threat to any community or any structures.

August 2, 2015 at 12:29 PM The fire near Raley's in Auburn is fully contained. First unit at scene caught the fire before it could spread.

August 2, 2015 at 12:23 PM Report of a vegetation fire in Auburn, I80 E Foresthill Rd Ofr / I80 E across from Raley's. Thick smoke in the area, use caution.

August 2, 2015 at 10:30 AM Nevada County JOA units are on scene of a ruptured gas line in the 10000 block of Walker Dr.

August 2, 2015 at 8:53 AM There were numerous dry lightning strikes last night in the higher elevations. Firefighters are en route to numerous small fires, we will post the morning roundup as soon as we have a complete listing. Air Attack is up and mapping any new starts.

August 1, 2015 at 4:29 PM All the small fires on the Tahoe National Forest are either fully contained or controlled (even better.) This includes the Poorman Fire NNE of Washington, the Finning near Iowa Hill and the Backbone near North Bloomfield.

August 1, 2015 at 1:44 PM Some of the units coming to the Poorman fire north of Washington will stage at Gaston and Relief Hill. Watch for traffic in the area.

August 1, 2015 at 1:34 PM The fire north of Washington is the previously reported Poorman Fire. Very difficult access in steep terrain.

August 1, 2015 at 1:17 PM Access to the fire north of Washington might be off Maybert Road. Air Attack is overhead, looking for a possible road access.

August 1, 2015 at 1:13 PM Report of a new vegetation fire, north of the Town of Washington. Tahoe National Forest, local units and CAL FIRE responding. No estimate on size yet. The fire was first reported by a lookout.

August 1, 2015 at 10:22 AM Cooler today but threat of thunderstorms persists. A cooling trend continues into Sunday. Daytime highs near normal today and at or below normal much of next week. Scattered mountain thunderstorms through Monday as monsoon moisture is pulled northward, elsewhere continued dry.

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August 1, 2015 at 9:13 AM Fires across #NorCal continue to bring reduced air quality across parts of the region. Via @AirResources

August 1, 2015 at 8:55 AM Per CAL FIRE: Nearly 9,000 firefighters are battling 24 large fires across California. Since Thursday night thousands of lightning strikes have occurred, sparking several hundred small wildfires. The thunderstorms have brought little to rain allowing the fires to burn. Many of the lightning-sparked fires are being managed as single fire “complexes.” The threat of dry thunderstorms continues across much of Northern California through the weekend, resulting in elevated fire danger due to dry lightning and gusty winds. A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service across the northern part of the state due to the dry thunderstorms and gusty winds.

August 1, 2015 at 7:40 AM The morning updates on the California wildfires are coming in. Numerous new fires and complexes from yesterday's lightning activity. More lightning is expected today. If you want text updates on the fires, simply text "follow yubanetfire" to 40404.

 

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