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Happening Now – July 2022

Happening Now brings you community news, updates and announcements throughout the day. Don’t forget to refresh/reload this page to see the latest updates. July 3, 2022 at 2:36 PM Accident on Rough and Ready Road, units dispatched. July 3, 2022 at 1:30 PM Semi trailer on fire on westbound I-80 near Crystal Springs off ramp […]

Posted inRegional Fires

Rices, Bridgeport area

Rices, Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, CalFire. Eight miles southwest of North San Juan, CA. Brush and hardwood slash. Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering. Several communities, numerous residences and energy infrastructure threatened. Evacuations and road closures in effect. Click the double arrows on the map to expand the legend. July 3, 2022 at 8:10 AM […]

Posted inRegional

Lightning maps: 1,961 strikes were recorded within California on June 23

Between 15:50 pm and 5:00 pm yesterday, BLM’s lightning detection system recorded 176 strikes within the Tahoe National Forest, mostly on the Truckee Ranger District. 1,961 lightning strikes were recorded within California yesterday. The majority of strikes were along the crest of the Sierra Nevada. The National Weather Service in Sacramento forecasts a chance for […]

Posted inRegional Fires

Wolf, Nevada County

Wolf, Retrac Way and Wolf Road in Nevada County. June 19, 2022 at 1:37 PM PG&E has deenergized power line to 40 customers on Tracy Drive. Mop-up operations are continuing. June 19, 2022 at 1:03 PM Air Attack is releasing the tanker back to Grass Valley. June 19, 2022 at 12:59 PM Firefighters are starting […]

Posted inRegional

Lightning map: 255 strikes recorded in NorCal

On Saturday, between 1:00 pm and 5:36pm, sixty-one lightning strikes were recorded on the Tahoe National Forest. Fifty-four of these downstrikes were recorded on the Yuba River Ranger District. Throughout northern California the BLM lightning detection system recorded 255 lightning strikes hitting the ground, 158 on National Forests. Firefighters will patrol throughout the weekend, both […]

Posted inUS

A Proclamation on Juneteenth Day of Observance, 2022

After the Union Army captured New Orleans in 1862, slave owners in Confederate states migrated to Texas with more than 150,000 enslaved Black persons.  For 3 years, even after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, enslaved Black Americans in Texas remained in brutal bondage, immorally and illegally deprived of their freedom and basic dignity.  […]

Posted inRegional Fires

Jericho, Nevada County

Jericho, on Joshua Horn Road off Indian Springs Ranch Road in Nevada County. June 16, 2022 at 4:53 PM June 16, 2022 at 3:45 PM Mop-up operations are starting, the cause of the fire is under investigation. June 16, 2022 at 3:41 PM Firefighters have a hoseline around the fire, releasing all law enforcement units […]

Posted inCalifornia

Consumer Watchdog Urges California Supreme Court to Reaffirm “Organizational Standing” in Unfair Competition Cases

Consumer Watchdog filed a “friend of the court” brief urging the California Supreme Court to reaffirm the ability of non-profit organizations and other groups to bring lawsuits on behalf of the public under California’s landmark Unfair Competition Law. Consumer Watchdog filed its amicus brief on behalf of the plaintiff in the case, California Medical Association. […]

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Scorecard Ranks State Health Systems & COVID-19 Response; Finds Unprecedented Rise in Preventable Deaths Nationwide

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the U.S. health care system to its limit and amplified persistent gaps among states as they grappled with the coronavirus and its emerging variants, according to the Commonwealth Fund’s 2022 Scorecard on State Health System Performance. For the first time, the scorecard, which ranks states’ health care systems based on how […]

Posted inRegional

Summer limb drop is here again

Notice an increase in reports of ‘tree across the roadway’ lately? In the past few weeks, reports of trees into power lines, cars being damaged and even injuries to people have steadily increased. First, you hear a ripping, tearing sound. Then, a whoosh and the thud of a heavy object hitting the ground. A large, […]

Posted inCalifornia Fires

Rancho, Tehama County

Rancho, Tehama-Glenn Unit, Cal Fire. Eight miles northwest of Henleyville, CA. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. June 17, 2022 at 9:47 AM Containment has increased to 75%. Crews continue mop up operations. June 16, 2022 at 8:34 AM Minimal fire behavior. Numerous residences threatened. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping. Crews […]

Posted inCalifornia Fires

Sheep, Angeles National Forest

Sheep, Angeles NF, USFS. Two miles southeast of Wrightwood, CA. Brush and timber. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Numerous residences threatened. Energy infrastructure threatened. June 19, 2022 at 8:02 AM Crews will continue to patrol, secure, and strengthen all handlines. Mop up as needed to prevent unwanted fire spread. Suppression repair began on […]

Posted inRegional

Explainer: Fire talk

NEVADA CITY, Calif. June 13, 2021 – Fire season is definitely here and our Happening Now log is filled with ‘report of vegetation fire,’ ‘initial attack,’ and ‘full wildland dispatch’ posts. Every incident page in the fire news section adds to the proliferation of fire jargon, so here’s a short explainer. These are only a […]

Posted inRegional Fires

Brandie, Loma Rica

Brandie, Brandie Drive in Loma Rica, Yuba County. Grass and oak woodland. June 16, 2022 at 7:02 AM June 14, 2022 at 8:21 AM Containment is at 80% as of this morning. June 12, 2022 at 8:07 AM Minimal fire behavior continues with morning precipitation reported over the fire area. June 11, 2022 at 4:34 […]

Posted inContained California Fires

Graham, Ishi Wilderness

Graham, Lassen NF, USFS. Seventeen miles east of Los Molinos, CA. Chaparral and timber. Minimal fire activity. June 13, 2022 at 6:01 PM Minimal fire behavior observed overnight. There is a threat to tribal cultural sites and critical wildlife habitat. Fire is burning in steep rugged terrain within the ISHI Wilderness. Fire is being managed […]

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Washington Volunteer Fire Department awarded an Ultimate Rapid Response Vehicle by Rugged Radios

Great news from Mike Stewart, chief of the Washington Volunteer Fire Department: “We are excited to announce our successful application for the donation of a customized UTV, adding another tool to enhance our capabilities! Rugged Radios, in Arroyo Grande CA, offered to build one Polaris Ranger 1000 XL Crew for a lucky California Fire Department, […]