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CAL FIRE Announces Availability of Funding for Projects that Proactively Address Fire Prevention and Forest Health

Sacramento December 8, 2021 – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) announced the availability of up to $240 million for Fire Prevention and Forest Health grant projects. CAL FIRE is soliciting applications for projects that prevent catastrophic wildfires, protect communities, and restore forests to healthy, functioning ecosystems while also sequestering carbon […]

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Nevada, Yuba and Placer Counties Burn Suspension Lifts on Monday, Oct. 25

Auburn October 23, 2021 – Effective Monday, October 25, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. the burn suspension in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Chief Brian Estes is formally cancelling the burn suspension and advises residents that they may resume open burning on permissible burn days. Agriculture burns within […]

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Nevada County River Fire Community Meeting Saturday at 10 am

WHAT: Community meetingWHEN: Saturday, August 7, 2021 – 10:00 a.m.WHERE: Bear River High School11130 Magnolia RoadGrass Valley, CA 95949And via Residents are invited to a community meeting where representatives from various agencies will present updated information regarding the River Fire. Scheduled to appear: CALFIRE, Nevada County Sheriff’s Department, Nevada County Government, and Nevada County […]

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CAL FIRE NEU moves to peak staffing June 6

Effective June 6, 2021, CAL FIRE will increase to peak staffing levels in Nevada, Yuba and Placer Counties. As an all hazards emergency service department, CAL FIRE maintains staffing year around, but provides surge capacity during the critical fire season months. This peak staffing includes 22 fire engines, 4 bulldozers, 2 CDCR Type I hand […]

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Arson arrest in Loma Rica

Auburn – On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at approximately 1:00 PM, CAL FlRE received a report of a female wearing all black clothing lighting fires along Scott Grant Road near Beacon Lane, in the community of Loma Rica, CA. The first on scene CAL FIRE resource secured the scene of two small fires along 12328 […]

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, Eastern Sacramento and North-Eastern San Joaquin Counties

Camino May 9, 2021 – The increasing fire danger posed by dead grass, dry brush and live vegetation combined with hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Areas of Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties. This […]

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Fire Crew Readiness Exercise on May 5

Auburn April 22, 2021 – Each year CAL FIRE, in cooperation with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), the California Conservation Corps (CCC) and the California National Guard prepare and certify firefighting hand crews for fire season. CAL FIRE is hosting our annual Type I Fire Crew Certification Exercises this year at the […]

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