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October 5, 2022 at 1:04 PM Units at scene on Fruitvale are making good progress, threat to the wildland has been mitigated and engine fire has been knocked down.

October 5, 2022 at 12:50 PM Possible vehicle fire with threat to the vegetation on Fruitvale Road near Garden Bar Road in the Lincoln area. Units dispatched.

October 5, 2022 at 12:04 PM Even on the water, you need firefighters! The Navy shared this photo of U.S. Navy Damage Controlman 3rd Class Steven Bowers, a Grass Valley native, aboard the USS Decatur.

PACIFIC OCEAN U.S. Navy Damage Controlman 3rd Class Steven Bowers, from Grass Valley, Calif., and Fireman John Martin, from Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., participate in an aircraft firefighting drill aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73). Decatur is currently operating with Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Negron) Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Negron / DVIDS

October 5, 2022 at 11:45 AM Multi-vehicle collision on Hwy 20 at the McCourtney on ramp, roadway is partially blocked.

October 5, 2022 at 10:38 AM This is Oscar, he’s 10 years old and he went missing from his home this morning at 7:15am near the Pleasant Valley Road/ Bitney Springs intersection in Penn Valley. He has a green collar on, with tags, ID and he is microchipped. Please call 530-432-2015 if you’ve seen him. He’s a sweetheart but he’s scared of everything.


October 5, 2022 at 8:27 AM Non-injury solo vehicle accident on Dog Bar Road near Wheeler Acres Road, emergency services at scene.

October 4, 2022 at 6:24 PM Power outage affecting 209 customers along Rough and Ready Hwy and Squirrel Creek Road in Grass Valley, estimated restoration time is 10:15 pm.

October 4, 2022 at 2:47 PM A reminder: The Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team (TFFT) fall prescribed fire program began today. California State Parks is conducting understory burning on approximately 21 acres in Sugar Pine Point State Park on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore. Smoke is visible, this is not a wildfire. Details here.

October 4, 2022 at 11:59 AM Vehicle off the roadway on Hwy 49 near Old Downieville Hwy, emergency services and law enforcement dispatched.

October 4, 2022 at 11:18 AM Big rig brake fire on westbound I-80 near Drum Forebay, flames are visible. Units dispatched.

October 4, 2022 at 8:10 AM Power outage affecting 217 customers in Alta Sierra, trouble crew has been assigned. Estimated time of restoration is 11:45 am.

October 4, 2022 at 7:19 AM Broken down car partially blocking the lane on Dog Bar Road near the Bear River bridge.

October 3, 2022 at 4:18 PM Reported smoke is an agricultural burn, not a vegetation fire.

October 3, 2022 at 3:57 PM Report of smoke seen in the vicinity of Hwy 20 and Loma Rica Road in Yuba County.

October 3, 2022 at 3:38 PM Heart of Gold is back for its second edition, and more volunteers are needed! Register to volunteer on October 8th  to help make the Heart of Gold Gravel Ride the best day on two wheels for all our participants! 

The Heart of Gold bike ride supports youth mental wellness, and 100% of the proceeds from the race will benefit organizations committed to helping youth in Nevada County thrive. Volunteers are needed at scenic aid stations along the route, venue setup, beverage shifts, clean-up, and more.

October 3, 2022 at 11:03 AM Power outage affecting 878 customers along Red Dog and Cascade Shores in Nevada City, estimated restoration time is 2:45 pm.

October 3, 2022 at 10:53 AM Update from GVPD: “Chase bank is reopening.
The device recovered was found to pose no threat. Additionally, there was no further evidence indicating that this little device was meant to cause fear.
There was never a threat to customers or employees, but we thank the business for treating this unusual circumstance with an abundance of caution.”

October 3, 2022 at 9:40 AM Per Grass Valley Police Department, Chase Bank in Brunswick is temporarily closed and likely to reopen around noon. A suspicious item was located in the Chase Bank night drop which concerned the employees. They evacuated per their protocol and were treating it as an active but contained suspicious device until a technician from Placer County can arrive and make a further determination. Caution/crime scene tape is up around the parking lot to deter foot traffic from walking through the bank property.

October 3, 2022 at 9:05 AM Power outage affecting 605 customers in Browns Valley, estimated time of restoration is 11:30 am. Unrelated to the down power lines in Dobbins.

October 3, 2022 at 9:04 AM Reported power lines down in Dobbins on Frenchtown Road near Frenchtown-Dobbins Road, emergency services dispatched.

October 3, 2022 at 6:50 AM A black cow is standing in the roadway on Lime Kiln Road near McCourtney Road, again. Commuting bovine?

October 3, 2022 at 6:30 AM A reminder, Caltrans will continue tree work on Hwy 174 this week. Motorists should anticipate travel delays and one-way traffic control from the Placer-Nevada County line at the Bear River Bridge to Rollins Lake Road.

October 2, 2022 at 3:31 PM A mattress is creating a traffic hazard in the slow lane of Hwy 49 near Alta Sierra Drive. We recommend a hammock between two trees as a more appropriate napping spot.

October 2, 2022 at 10:35 AM Firefighters have made contact with the campers having an illegal camp fire near Purdon Crossing. The fire is being extinguished now and a violation notice (ticket) is being handed to the campers.

October 2, 2022 at 10:24 AM Units at scene report a witness stated the campers associated with the camp fire last night were confrontational towards people asking them to extinguish their fire. Unknown if they are still in the area. This will be on the south side of the river, the Nevada City side.

October 2, 2022 at 10:04 AM Smoke check in the Purdon Crossing area near Papa’s beach, white smoke reported. Units dispatched, from both the North San Juan and Nevada City sides. Nothing visible from YubaNet HQ.

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October 2, 2022 at 8:01 AM

October 2, 2022 at 7:51 AM Tanker 88 is over the Yuba canyon for training – no fire reported.

October 2, 2022 at 7:27 AM Out for a Sunday stroll, a cow is wandering in the roadway on Lime Kiln Road at McCourtney.

October 1, 2022 at 9:20 PM Power outage in Browns Valley has been reduced to 390 customers.

October 1, 2022 at 8:15 PM 518 customers out of power in Browns Valley, estimated time of restoration is 10:45 pm.

October 1, 2022 at 10:24 AM Power has been restored to all of the 1,065 customers in the Peardale area.

October 1, 2022 at 7:41 AM The power outage in Peardale is affecting 1,045 customers, estimated restoration time is 11:30 am.

October 1, 2022 at 7:22 AM Reader Chris is offering a reward for the return of his cell phone, lost yesterday in Gateway Park in Penn Valley between 10:15 am and 1:00 pm. The phone contains vital contact and medical info besides irreplaceable photos. If you find a phone in the park, please contact Chris at 310-490-4005 or drop it off with Desiree at the Buttermaker Cottage. Thanks for keeping an eye out.

October 1, 2022 at 7:18 AM Power outage in Peardale.

October 1, 2022 at 7:00 AM Last month’s log can be found here.