Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Pleasant, Nevada City
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 48
  • Percent Contained: 85%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 22, 2022
  • Personnel: 90
  • Structures Destroyed:

Pleasant, three fires on the Nevada City side of the South Yuba River, Nevada County. Caused by a vehicle catching on fire. Evacuations and road closures have been lifted.

August 21, 2022 at 7:08 PM

48 acres brush and timber, 85% contained. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

August 21, 2022 at 4:20 PM

Fire experienced no growth during the day shift, now 55% contained.

August 21, 2022 at 2:20 PM

Thanks to Peardale Chicago Park Fire Department for sharing this footage from yesterday:

“Yesterday Water-Tender 57 was assigned to the Pleasant Fire in Nevada County. Here are a few videos taken by #PCPFire and #NorthSanJuanFire crews yesterday. Great work done by all the fire and law enforcement agencies involved in this Incident.”

YouTube video

August 21, 2022 at 7:17 AM

Minimal fire behavior overnight. Containment has reached 30%.

August 20, 2022 at 9:10 PM Many resources are being released from the fire, night shift will continue mop-up operations.

August 20, 2022 at 8:00 PM Roadway closure is being lifted. All evacuation orders related to the wildfire located at Owl Creek Road and Kodama Road affecting Zone NCO-E075 have been lifted. Residents are free to return home. Please be mindful of first responder activity in the area.

August 20, 2022 at 6:54 PM

Next substantial update will be at 8:00 pm. No change in evacuations or closures until then.

August 20, 2022 at 6:14 PM

There will be extensive mop-up on the incident. Remaining hotspots inside the containment lines need to be extinguished, then checking for hazard trees ad stumps, finally backhaul of the equipment and rehabilitation of the dozerlines and handlines. Evacuations remain unchanged.

August 20, 2022 at 6:01 PM

August 20, 2022 at 5:44 PM

Dozer line is tied in to the drainage, per Air Attack 230 who is leaving the incident and heading back to Grass Valley Air Attack Base.

August 20, 2022 at 5:37 PM

Forward progress of the fire has been stopped. No spot fires outside of current containment lines.

August 20, 2022 at 5:36 PM

Helicopter 514 has been released from the fire, making a stop at Bullards for fuel, then returning to White Cloud.

August 20, 2022 at 5:33 PM

CodeRED message to residents: This is the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office issuing an Evacuation ORDER for a Wildfire located at Owl Creek Road and Kodama Road affecting zone NCO-E075; All residents NORTH of Newtown Road in Zone NCO-E075 EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY. Residents SOUTH of Newtown Road remain under an Evacuation WARNING. Check for updates and available shelter locations

August 20, 2022 at 5:27 PM

Zone NCO-E075 has been split in two zones. NCO-E075-A is a mandatory evacuation order. Anything south of Newtown Road in the zone is under an evacuation warning.

August 20, 2022 at 5:16 PM

Helicopter continues to work the hotspots, all tankers are off the fire. They are on a load and hold on their respective bases for now. Fire is looking good.

Pleasant Fire

August 20, 2022 at 5:02 PM

A reminder, everything west of Newtown Road is included in the mandatory evacuation. Nishinam Gulch Rd at Highway 49 is closed and Jones Bar Road is closed at Newtown Road.

August 20, 2022 at 4:50 PM

August 20, 2022 at 4:43 PM

Note: Hwy 49 is not affected.

August 20, 2022 at 4:40 PM

Air Attack leaving some tankers on a load and hold. The Type 1 tanker will double up the retardant line at the heel of the fire.

August 20, 2022 at 4:30 PM

Fire behavior is moderating, no spotting observed. Tankers are reinforcing the existing lines.

August 20, 2022 at 4:28 PM

Retardant lines around the fire now complete.

August 20, 2022 at 4:21 PM

Five requests for help with animal evacuations have been called into dispatch.

August 20, 2022 at 4:18 PM

FIRIS mapping plane is over the fire.

August 20, 2022 at 4:14 PM

A 2-acre spot fire ahead of the main fire is being worked by helicopters.

August 20, 2022 at 4:12 PM

Latest estimate puts the fire at 100 acres. Flareups continue.

August 20, 2022 at 4:08 PM

Zone NCO-E075 location:
NORTH OF Personeni Lane, Kentucky Flat
SOUTH OF The South Yuba River, Lily Creek Trail, Owl Creek Road
EAST OF Holland Court, Barn Owl Lane
WEST OF Tasha Road, Monte Vista Drive

Temporary Evacuation Point (humans)
Madelyn Helling Library
980 Helling Way
Nevada City

Nevada County Fairgrounds (animals)
11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley

August 20, 2022 at 4:03 PM

Retardant line on the left flank is holding well, current weather in the area: 96F, Relative Humidity: 16%, winds SW at 5 mph with gusts of 11mph.

August 20, 2022 at 3:59 PM

Fire is still burning at a moderate rate of spread with some short to medium-range spotting.

Pleasant Fire

August 20, 2022 at 3:55 PM

Additional Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies and State Parks rangers assisting with evacuations. The vehicle that started the fires is blocking a driveway, deputies will evacuate the residents.

August 20, 2022 at 3:52 PM

Helicopters are working the hotspots close to the structures. If you need time to evacuate and are in zone NCO-E075, please leave now.

August 20, 2022 at 3:47 PM

Additional evacuations coming for Jones Bar Road.

August 20, 2022 at 3:44 PM

All residences on Barn Owl Lane have been evacuated.

August 20, 2022 at 3:41 PM

Zonehaven is back up, at least on our map now.

August 20, 2022 at 3:38 PM

Animal evacuation will set up at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

August 20, 2022 at 3:37 PM

Latest estimate puts the fire at 70 acres, high potential for spotting and outflanking the existing lines.

August 20, 2022 at 3:32 PM

Retardant all the way up the right flank now, they’re continuing to extend the lines. Hand crew is walking in now to strengthen that line.

August 20, 2022 at 3:31 PM

ICP will be at Jones Bar and Owl Creek

August 20, 2022 at 3:25 PM

Having trouble filling all the water tender requests.

If you are attempting to pull up Zonehaven, there’s a glitch right now and you may see no zones. NCO-E075 is the zone that should prepare for evacuations.

August 20, 2022 at 3:20 PM

August 20, 2022 at 3:15 PM

Tankers continue to work the flanks of the fires. Pleasant IC requesting a staging area manager to Bitney Springs at Jones Bar.

August 20, 2022 at 3:11 PM

Six additional water tenders requested to the fires.

August 20, 2022 at 3:05 PM

Tankers have lined the right flank of the fire, which is to the west of the 2020 Jones Fire.

Pleasant Fire

August 20, 2022 at 2:59 PM

Evacuations coming shortly for the Lost Ranch Way, Red Tail Hawk Road area.

August 20, 2022 at 2:56 PM

Twelve engines total on order for the Pleasant/Owl fires. Three dozers on order.

Pleasant and Owl

August 20, 2022 at 2:52 PM

Air Attack reports best access if of Jones Bar and McKittridge Ranch Road. One structure will be threatened shortly. Second Type 1 tanker on order.

August 20, 2022 at 2:51 PM

Air Attack reports one of the fires has spotted, burning at a moderate rate of spread in brush and timber.

August 20, 2022 at 2:46 PM

Air Attack is over the fire with tankers.

Fires are on the Nevada City side of the South Yuba Canyon

August 20, 2022 at 2:40 PM Vehicle on fire, into the vegetation on Owl Creek Road. Second fire, possibly on Covert Way in the San Juan Ridge area. Full wildland dispatch on order.