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Smartsville, Smartsville Road in Yuba County, grass and brush. Road closures and evacuations in place.

July 9, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Per CAL FIRE: All evacuations have been lifted. Final acreage 6.5. Five outbuildings destroyed. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

July 9, 2020 at 5:16 PM

Per CAL FIRE, all resources still on scene will remain committed for another 2 hours to finish mop-up and backhaul of equipment. 5 outbuildings have been destroyed.

Photo courtesy Dan Kennerson

July 9, 2020 at 4:13 PM

July 9, 2020 at 3:14 PM

Evacuations are still in effect. If you have left the area, please do not attempt to re-enter until firefighters and law enforcement give the all clear.

July 9, 2020 at 2:37 PM

Forward progress of the fire has been stopped. Extensive mop-up operations are beginning.

July 9, 2020 at 2:35 PM

July 9, 2020 at 2:23 PM

Air Attack is holding Tanker 89 over the fire for a while, all other tankers and helicopters have been released. Firefighters on the ground are making good progress, however the fire is burning in light flashy fuels.

July 9, 2020 at 2:16 PM

One unconfirmed civilian burn injury reported. Evacuations by Yuba County Sheriff’s deputies are ongoing with other agencies assisting.

July 9, 2020 at 2:09 PM

Smartsville Air Attack is releasing one of the tankers back to base.

July 9, 2020 at 2:08 PM

Evacuations underway on Smartsville Road and east of Blue Gravel to Hwy 20. Firefighters are attempting to stop the forward progress in that area.

July 9, 2020 at 2:01 PM CodeRED notifications have gone out for Smartsville Road and O’Brien.

July 9, 2020 at 1:56 PM Additional resources requested, at this time 3 tankers and 2 helicopters are providing air support with Air Attack.

July 9, 2020 at 1:50 PM

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July 9, 2020 at 1:25 PM Good progress, Caltrans is stopping construction work to have traffic flow better in both directions.

July 9, 2020 at 1:18 PM Fire now estimated at close to 2 acres. Structure is still threatened.

July 9, 2020 at 1:08 PM Firefighters are making progress, the lower half of Smartsville Road is being considered for precautionary evacuation.

July 9, 2020 at 12:45 PM Reported vegetation fire on Smartsville Road, full wildand dispatch en route. Reported as a field on fire, close to a barn.