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Oak, Oak Drive in Alta Sierra. Road closures and evacuations in effect.

August 12, 2018 at 8:00 PM

PG&E has restored power to the area and replaced a damaged power pole.

August 12, 2018 at 7:08 PM

All road closures have been lifted. The fire is 80% contained.

August 12, 2018 at 7:05 PM

Evacuations on Oak Drive and Buck Mountain are being rescinded. Residents can return to their homes. The road closures remain in effect for everyone else .

From NCSO:

CodeRED: This is the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. There was a fire today on Oak Dr. and Buck Mountain in Grass Valley. Mandatory evacuations were conducted and evacuation advisories were made. Currently forward progress has been stopped. Oak Dr. from Estrada to Ariana and Buck Mountain from Mountain View to the end of Buck Mountain remain closed as fire crews continue to work. Please be patient as we work to open the area back up in a safe manner.

August 12, 2018 at 6:50 PM

Demobilization of excess resources has begun.

August 12, 2018 at 5:22 PM

PG&E estimate to restore power to the 126 customers in the immediate area of the fire is 11:00 pm. This is only an estimate, repair crews are on scene.

August 12, 2018 at 5:01 PM

CAL FIRE reports one structure destroyed, two others damaged. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

August 12, 2018 at 4:59 PM

Starting to release some resources from the fire, including dozers.

August 12, 2018 at 4:34 PM

Photo courtesy CAL FIRE NEU

Oak IC is canceling the inbound strike team, no need as the resources on site are making great progress.

August 12, 2018 at 4:28 PM

Oak IC is requesting a medical unit for a syncopal episode (lightheadness or loss of consciousness) on Oak Drive.

August 12, 2018 at 4:09 PM

Hard closure at Hwy 49 and Oak Drive and Hwy 49 and Elk Drive will remain in place for several hours. An additional strike team is en route to the fire to assist with mop-up, not because of fire activity. Good progress all around.

August 12, 2018 at 3:52 PM

Mop-up operations are starting on the fire. Road closures remain in place, please do not attempt to “go take a look.”

August 12, 2018 at 3:36 PM

Power lines are down on Oak Drive, life safety hazard for the firefighters and anyone in the area. PG&E crews are en route.

August 12, 2018 at 3:19 PM

The fire is holding at 7 acres.

August 12, 2018 at 3:14 PM

Firefighters are making good progress, requesting some additional engines and water tenders to fully mitigate the structure threat.

August 12, 2018 at 2:59 PM

Oak Air Attack reports the structure threat has been mitigated – progress of the fire has slowed. Canceling the 2 additional air tankers.

August 12, 2018 at 2:57 PM

Oak Drive and Buck Mountain Road are being evacuated. Tanker 85 is now inbound from Sonoma to assist the air resources on scene.

August 12, 2018 at 2:55 PM

CHP is helping with the road closures. Engines and crews are providing stricture protection.

August 12, 2018 at 2:49 PM

Road closures at Elk Drive and Hwy 49 and Hey 49 at Oak Drive.  More coming.

August 12, 2018 at 2:46 PM

ICP is being set up at Buck Mountain Road and Sunset.

August 12, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Approximately 126 customers are out of power in the area. If you are leaving, watch for power lines and always assume they are live!

August 12, 2018 at 2:39 PM

The fire is estimated at 10 acres, still immediate structure threat. Augmented dispatch being requested by the IC now.

August 12, 2018 at 2:33 PM

Tankers 88 and 89 are over the fire, dropping retardant to slow the progression of the fire.

August 12, 2018 at 2:31 PM

Report of possible residents trapped. Now a new report of a possible fire on Indian Springs Road. Air Attack is taking a look.

August 12, 2018 at 2:28 PM

Oak Fire reported to NCSO as a structure fire with extension to the wildland. Multiple structures threatened.

Photo courtesy Wolfgang Perner

August 12, 2018 at 2:17 PM

Lookout reports a light grey column, possibly located in front of Wolf Mountain. Now reported on Oak Drive in Alta Sierra. Full wildland dispatch on order.

11 replies on “Oak, Alta Sierra”

  1. I’m appreciate the info you provide. I”m off La barr on Warren Dr. The b— is the wind is blowing north towards me. I have confidence in our firefighters. Good luk to all who are in the path. Fire is no joke up here in G.V. Was here for the 49er, and at the time I thought that was too close when I could see it across the draw on Wolf Mt. Good luck to all. Church

  2. There is no way to express our gratitude to all the responders who handled this fire so quickly! Thank you so very, very much!❤️

  3. Thank you so much for your timely updates on the Alta Sierra fire this afternoon. I live in Alta Sierra and was under an advisory evacuation order. Your reports helped me know what to do and what was going on THANK YOU Cal Fire for getting this fire under control !!!

  4. As others have said, thank you YubaNet for keeping us informed. I don’t have social media, so this was the best method, in addition to speaking with neighbors, for us to know how close we were to the fire. We were packed up quickly and ready to go. Fire “go bags” are no joke, highly recommend making them for your pertinent documents and cherished items. Also film your home and your belongings for ease of claims if you’re hit by a fire. Much easier to remember what was lost with visual assistance.

    Thanks to all the Fire crews and helpful LEOs.

  5. Thanks the firemen of our local district, cal fire, and our local cal fire air unit and great helicopter unit. This fire was stopped. It really helped that some of our neighbors had great defensible space with yards cut really short and trees that were limbed up. When the fire jumped to one of those yards it was safe to use garden hoses to get control of the fire although it still got close to their house. But a near by vacant lot that was not cleared at all and a neighbors yard that was not adequately cleared and which still had so fallen oak in the yard were big problems requiring air drops and firefighters. Please work on you defensible space. Thanks to those in my neighbor who had their yards in great shape. It really helped to save our neighborhood

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