Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Glen, Yuba County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 184
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 23, 2021
  • Personnel: 5
  • Structures Destroyed: 10

Glen, Meadow Lane and Willow Glen Road, 5 miles northwest of Dobbins in Yuba County. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering observed.

August 19, 2021 at 8:20 PM

The fire is now in patrol status. Suppression repair continues.

August 17, 2021 at 7:26 AM

No growth over several days. Final report unless a significant change occurs.

August 16, 2021 at 8:08 PM

Firefighters are building line around the fire which stands at 184 acres and is 80% contained. All evacuations and road closures have been lifted.

August 16, 2021 at 7:26 AM

Mop-up and suppression repair continue.

August 15, 2021 at 6:45 PM

All evacuations have been lifted in Yuba County. Mop-up operations continue.

August 15, 2021 at 8:57 AM

Increase in containment, no other updates reported this morning.

August 14, 2021 at 8:04 PM

The fire remains in mop-up phase. Felling of hazard trees continues, damage inspection will occur in conjunction with Yuba County OES, suppression repair is pending release of lines by the IC.

August 14, 2021 at 9:14 AM

No change reported this morning.

August 13, 2021 at 7:46 PM

Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering observed. Structures remain threatened with Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect. Road closures are in effect. Crews continue to patrol and mop up.

August 13, 2021 at 5:57 PM

The cause of the fire on Willow Glen Road near the community of Brownsville on Wednesday, August 11th, was the result of a vehicle malfunction. CAL FIRE Investigators have determined that the cause was accidental and have not found any evidence of malicious or suspicious activity related to this fire.

CAL FIRE and local fire resources will continue suppression and mop up operations on the incident until the fire is fully contained and controlled. CAL FIRE and the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office will be working together to reduce road closures and repopulate affected areas as conditions on the incident allow.

August 13, 2021 at 6:45 AM

Smoke will limit heating as high pressure dominates the fire. Expect diurnal/terrain driven winds for the next couple of days.

Firefighters are working in steep, rugged terrain. A large quantity of standing dead trees and an extremely receptive fuelbed are made for intense burning within the fire perimeter. Hotspots and smoldering trees continue to be found and extinguished.

Multiple dozers are constructing line around the fire which stands at 184 acres and 40% contained.

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Updated road closures:

Willow Glen Road @ Timothy Lane
Willow Glen Road @ Sky Glen
Sunset Road @ Begonia Way

August 12, 2021 at 6:53 PM

Decrease in acreage due to better mapping.

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Updated road closures:

Willow Glen Road @ Timothy Lane
Willow Glen Road @ Sky Glen

August 12, 2021 at 10:59 AM

Firefighters continue securing the fire perimeter and mitigating hazards. There is no visible fire activity at this time.

August 12, 2021 at 9:05 AM

Road closures:

Willow Glen is closed from Frenchtown to Marysville Rd
Frenchtown closed from Willow Glen to Thousand Trails

August 12, 2021 at 7:32 AM

Evacuation warnings and orders are in place. Yesterday, up to 1,539 people were evacuated. 1,014 structures remain threatened.

Hampering containment efforts: Steep rugged terrain, an extremely receptive fuelbed and dry conditions. Large quantity of standing dead trees. Long drive to an from incident on long winding roads.

August 12, 2021 at 7:08 AM

Structures remain threatened with Evacuation Orders in effect. Fire is being managed under Unified Command between CALFIRE and Yuba County Sheriff’s Department.

August 12, 2021 at 6:45 AM

Morning briefing at 7 am, expect updates shortly thereafter.

August 11, 2021 at 11:35 PM

Zones YUB-E092 and E-005 are now clear for repopulation. See the updated map below. #GlenFire To find out the status of your address, visit

August 11, 2021 at 9:18 PM

Firefighters will continue to work through the night, providing structure protection and building containment lines.

August 11, 2021 at 7:59 PM

Per Yuba County: Brownsville and Challenge are clear to repopulate. As you can see, several evacuation orders remain in effect; check to see the status of your address. Willow Glen & Frenchtown roads remain closed, use alternate routes.

August 11, 2021 at 7:14 PM

Thanks to good progress some evacuations on the north side of the fire are being lifted, per Yuba County’s Zonehaven map.

August 11, 2021 at 7:06 PM

Air Attack is releasing some tankers back to their bases. Cutoff time is approaching fast, large air tankers with lead planes will make a few more drops.

August 11, 2021 at 6:54 PM

Air Attack reporting the helicopters are working across the head, dozers are working on the flanks.

August 11, 2021 at 6:45 PM

Fire behavior still moderating, estimate of 200 acres hasn’t changed.

August 11, 2021 at 5:56 PM

Power outage affecting 158 customers along Willow Glen.

August 11, 2021 at 5:40 PM

Air Attack estimates 200 acres, fire behavior has moderated a little.

August 11, 2021 at 5:39 PM

From Yuba County Sheriff’s Office: Fire Evacuations are in progress south of the town of Brownsville in Yuba County. The grass fire was reported just before 3:30 in the area of 15800 Wllow Glen Rd @ Pineridge Way between Oregon House and Brownsville. The fast moving fire is traveling north/northeast. You can find the zones evacuated at where we are updating evacuation status for the affected areas. Deputies have been doing door to door notifications and evacuations. There is an evacuation center setting up at the Yuba Sutter Fairgrounds, 442 Franklin Avenue, in Yuba City (Sutter County). A large animal evacuation center (horse, livestock etc) is set up at the Sheriff’s Posse Arena at 5419 Marysville Rd in Browns Valley.

Willow Glen Rd is closed at Marysville Rd on the south end and Frenchtown Rd on the north end.

August 11, 2021 at 5:28 PM

New evacuations posted.

August 11, 2021 at 5:14 PM

Check Yuba County’s Zonehaven map for updated evacuation information. Know your Zone and please be ready.

August 11, 2021 at 4:58 PM

Large resource order being placed for tonight and tomorrow morning.

August 11, 2021 at 4:55 PM

  • Temporary evacuation center: Yuba Sutter Fairgrounds, 442 Franklin Ave, Yuba City.
  • Large Animal Evacuations: Yuba County Sheriff Posse Arena,5419 Marysville Rd. Browns Valley.

August 11, 2021 at 4:52 PM

The fire is going into extended attack. Siller Bros rep requested to open some of their gates, engines and equipment want to avoid tearing them down for access.

August 11, 2021 at 4:43 PM

Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds considered as a temporary evacuation center.

August 11, 2021 at 4:39 PM

Expanded evacuations now into Challenge and Pike County Peak (Zone E004). Brownsville is under mandatory evacuation.

August 11, 2021 at 4:36 PM

Fire is pushing aggressively to the north, now over 100 acres.

August 11, 2021 at 4:28 PM

Air Attack reports continuous long-range spotting in heavy fuels.

August 11, 2021 at 4:25 PM

Additional evacuation areas posted by Yuba County.

August 11, 2021 at 4:17 PM

Willow Glen is closed at Frenchtown Road. If you are asked to evacuate, please leave.

August 11, 2021 at 4:08 PM

Air Attack now reports 30-40 acres with significant long-range spotting, requesting additional tankers.

August 11, 2021 at 4:06 PM

Mandatory evacuations down to Thousand Trails. YCSO is using hi-lo sirens to alert residents.

August 11, 2021 at 4:02 PM

VLAT requested for two of the tanker fills. Fire is burning on both sides of the road.

August 11, 2021 at 3:56 PM

Yuba County Zone YUB-E094 is under an evacuation order. Additional evacuations Frenchtown to New York House coming.

August 11, 2021 at 3:55 PM

Air Attack is reporting the fire is burning at a moderate to dangerous rate of spread. Requesting additional helicopters and tankers. Evacuations are being initiated by YCSO.

August 11, 2021 at 3:50 PM

Road closure on Willow Glenn at Marysville, fire is north of the location.

August 11, 2021 at 3:49 PM Tankers are starting to drop, fire is burning in light flashy fuels.

August 11, 2021 at 3:44 PM Air Attack is ordering two additional tankers, any type.

August 11, 2021 at 3:43 PM Air Attack 230 with two tankers, has lifted from Grass Valley and is arriving over the incident.

August 11, 2021 at 3:37 PM Updated location is Meadow Lane and Willow Glen Road.

August 11, 2021 at 3:31 PM Vegetation fire on Marysville Road near Willow Glen, Browns Valley. Reported as a car accident that sparked a vegetation fire. YCSO reports approximately 1/2 acre.