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Butterfield

Butterfield, Butterfield Drive and Joerger Drive in Truckee. Evacuations in progress. July 7, 2022 at 4:01 PM July 7, 2022 at 1:58 PM Butterfield IC reports the fire is about 60% contained. Mop-up time is 1-2 hours. July 7, 2022 at 1:50 PM Air Attack 230 is returning to Grass Valley Air Attack Base. July […]

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Recount requested in Clerk-Recorder race

The June primary election, including the race for Clerk-Recorder in Nevada County, was certified on June 29, 2022. Assistant Clerk-Recorder Natalie Adona received 22,800 votes, 67.89% of the 33,585 ballots cast by voters in that race. Jason Tedder received 7,843 votes (23.35%) and Paul Gilbert received 2,942 votes (8.76%) according to the official cumulative results. […]

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Electra

Electra, Amador-El Dorado Unit, Cal Fire. Four miles southwest of Jackson, CA. Brush, short grass and timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. July 22, 2022 at 7:12 AM Final report: High temperatures, low humidity, and steep, rugged terrain continue to pose a challenge for firefighters as they make access to mop up the smokes identified […]

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Jan Dar, Bangor area

Jan Dar, north of Bangor, Butte County. Minimal fire behavior. July 6, 2022 at 7:13 AM The fire is now fully contained. July 5, 2022 at 7:54 AM Crews continue to strengthen control lines and mop-up. July 4, 2022 at 8:26 PM The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is LIFTING all remaining evacuations warnings. July 4, […]

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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 31, 2022 at 9:21 AM Understatement of the day. July 31, 2022 at 9:15 AM Thunderstorm chances this week. Monsoon moisture will bring thunderstorm chances to the mountains this week with […]

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Rices, Bridgeport area

Rices, Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, CalFire. Eight miles southwest of North San Juan, CA. Brush and hardwood slash. Minimal fire behavior. Click the double arrows on the map to expand the legend. July 6, 2022 at 7:12 PM Last report unless significant change occurs. July 6, 2022 at 7:15 AM Containment has reached 97%. July 5, 2022 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]