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September 28, 2021 at 9:35 AM A reminder: The burn ban is still in effect, no burn piles allowed.

September 28, 2021 at 8:04 AM A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the lower elevations – gusty northerly winds and low humidity.

September 28, 2021 at 8:00 AM Precipitation report form YubaNet HQ: 0.28 inches of rain received last night.

September 27, 2021 at 4:28 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 44 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,328 cases since the start of the pandemic, 627 are active. Eighteen people are hospitalized – four in ICU.

114,330 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

54,431 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 61.1% of the eligible population.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,211+5
18-291,460+5
30-391,503+8
40-491,161+8
50-641,629+10
65+1,361+9

September 27, 2021 at 4:22 PM A pantless male, with a rake, reported on the side of Hwy 49 at Gold Flat.

September 27, 2021 at 2:19 PM Grass fire off Waltz Road and West Wise Road in the Wheatland area. Units dispatched.

September 27, 2021 at 12:11 PM The power outage in Sierra County is now affecting 604 customers. The new estimated restoration time is 2:00 pm.

September 27, 2021 at 11:26 AM From Nevada County Sheriff’s Office: The deceased passenger from yesterday’s fatal vehicle accident on Highway 49 near Rincon Lane has been identified as Scott Maillet, 37, Auburn.

September 27, 2021 at 10:41 AM Cooler with light showers possible today, then elevated fire weather conditions Tue-Wed. Light rain showers possible with best chances over the mountains. Gusty north and northeast winds over the valley and foothills Tuesday through early Wednesday.

September 27, 2021 at 9:24 AM Units at scene on Clark Street report no fire, cooking incident only. Releasing all engines.

September 27, 2021 at 9:19 AM

September 27, 2021 at 7:10 AM Power outage in Sierra County affecting 908 customers from Downieville to Sierra City. Estimated time of restoration is noon today.

September 26, 2021 at 5:10 PM Dog Bar Road is open again.

September 26, 2021 at 4:30 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the fire and confined the fie to the attic only. Starting overhaul and mop-up operations.

September 26, 2021 at 4:20 PM Dog Bar Road will be closed to through traffic at La Barr Meadows Road due to the Dog Bar incident. There is no risk to adjacent structures, just a lot of fire equipment.

September 26, 2021 at 4:11 PM Dog Bar IC reports a working attic fire, all resources to continue in.

September 26, 2021 at 4:09 PM Units arriving at scene on Dog Bar Road report smoke showing from the structure. This will be the Dog Bar incident.

September 26, 2021 at 4:02 PM Reported fire in an attic on the 13000 block of Dog Bar Road, units dispatched.

September 26, 2021 at 2:03 PM Per CHP: Highway 49 northbound at Gautier Drive has north and south bound lanes blocked due to a collision. There is no estimated time of opening and no detours have been provided.

September 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM Emergency services are at scene of the accident on Hwy 49 near Gautier and Rincon. Hwy 49 is down to one lane in each direction, expect long delays.

September 26, 2021 at 12:57 PM Running IC reports forward progres stopped, mop-up operations are starting. Some resources will be committed 30 minutes to an hour.

September 26, 2021 at 12:48 PM Running IC is releasing some resources, the fire will be contained in 5 minutes.

September 26, 2021 at 12:46 PM Head on collision on Hwy 49 across from Gautier Drive just past Lake of the Pines. Extrication required, Hwy 49 is completely blocked.

September 26, 2021 at 12:41 PM Running IC reports the fire is holding at 1/4 to 1/2 acre, they should be able to pick this up pretty fast – within the next 15-20 minutes.

September 26, 2021 at 12:38 PM Firefighters at scene confirm this is not a burn pile, just a vegetation fire. No threat to structures at this time.

September 26, 2021 at 12:35 PM Another caller reports the Running incident as a grass fire with possibly two vehicles involved. First units at scene report 1/4 to 1/2 acre in grass and oak woodlands, burning at a slow rate of spread. Holding the air tankers on base.

September 26, 2021 at 12:32 PM Firefighters report the column is visible, requesting Air Attack to launch.

September 26, 2021 at 12:31 PM Aircraft being placed on hold for the Running incident. Smoke is dissipating somewhat.

September 26, 2021 at 12:29 PM Better location of the reported fire is Running Springs Road off Sutherland Drive.

September 26, 2021 at 12:27 PM A caller reports the fire on Sutherland is a burn pile, not a structure fire.

September 26, 2021 at 12:25 PM Reported residential structure fire on Sutherland Drive off Wolf Mountain Road. Full wildland dispatch on order.

September 26, 2021 at 9:26 AM Sunday morning visitor to YubaNet HQ. A Great Blue Heron stopped to preen a little then glided back down to the South Yuba.

September 25, 2021 at 6:24 PM Only 50 customers are still out of power, in the Wolf Mountain and Indian Springs Ranch Road area. Estimated restoration tie is midnight tonight.

September 25, 2021 at 5:46 PM First unit has arrived on westbound I-80. One additional engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

September 25, 2021 at 5:42 PM Big rig driver is out of the vehicle, using fire extinguisher.

September 25, 2021 at 5:38 PM Reported big rig fire, flames seen on westbound I-80 at the bottom of 3-mile grade, threat to the wildland. Units dispatched.

September 25, 2021 at 4:34 PM The outage in Grass Valley has been reduced to 139 customers. Updated time of restoration is 6:20 pm.

September 25, 2021 at 4:01 PM Reported smoke looks to be drift smoke.

September 25, 2021 at 3:48 PM Smoke report from Banner Mountain, approximately 30 miles out, Oregon Peak reports the same smoke about 7 miles out, in the vicinity of Willow Glen Road.

September 25, 2021 at 1:41 PM Total number of customers affected by power outages now at 2,573. For the 1,485 customers south of Grass Valley, estimated restoration time is 4:30 pm.

September 25, 2021 at 1:31 PM Circuit is down after the tree into power lines on Orion Way in Grass Valley, approximately 1,000 customers affected.

September 25, 2021 at 1:26 PM Tree into power pole on Orion Way, PG&E and emergency services dispatched. 41 people out of power, expect larger outage for the circuit.

September 25, 2021 at 12:29 PM A black dog is running in the roadway on North Bloomfield between Bush Rod and Honeysuckle.

September 25, 2021 at 11:47 AM Two-car accident on Loma Rica Drive at Grass Valley Ave, minor injury reported, emergency services are at scene.

September 25, 2021 at 9:45 AM Power outage affecting 1,088 people along Hwy 20 and Banner Lava. Estimated time of restoration is 3:45 pm.

September 24, 2021 at 5:14 PM Truckee is joining the hazard tool series with a step ladder on the Truckee off ramp on eastbound I-80.

September 24, 2021 at 4:45 PM The hazard tool series continues with a construction bucket in the roadway on westbound Hwy 20 at the South Ponderosa overcrossing. Use caution.

September 24, 2021 at 4:39 PM Nevada County California Gubernatorial Recall Election update:

Nevada CountyYes Votes%No Votes%
25,27345.97%29,70254.03%

Truckee’s Measure T is passing with 6,035 (78.46%) Yes votes vs 1,657 (21.54%) No votes.

September 24, 2021 at 3:58 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 21 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,283 cases since the start of the pandemic, 642 are active. Twenty-three people are hospitalized – five in ICU.

113,970 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

54,209 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 60.8% of the eligible population.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,206+2
18-291,455+2
30-391,495+4
40-491,153+4
50-641,619+4
65+1,352+6

September 24, 2021 at 3:43 PM From our colleagues at The Union newspaper: After much consideration in regards to our community’s health, health of our staff and vendors and local business partners, The Union has decided to postpone our Home and Garden Show event again. We have hopes that we can have our event in April of 2022 with a more traditional home show feel. It is really difficult to deliver an event that meets our standards with the current health concerns our county is experiencing. We hope to see you all in April of 2022.

September 24, 2021 at 3:40 PM Two-car collision on Sutton Way near the thrift store, roadway is partially blocked. Emergency services dispatched.

September 24, 2021 at 12:23 PM Now there’s a trash can between the lanes on southbound Hwy 49 just north of East Main Street in Grass Valley. Said trash can could be put to much better use elsewhere, in our humble opinion. Use caution!

September 24, 2021 at 11:52 AM Adding to the hazard tools collection, a ladder in the roadway on southbound Hwy 49 near McKnight Way. Use caution in the area.

September 24, 2021 at 11:50 AM The engine compartment of a motorhome caught fire on eastbound I-80 near the Hwy 174 off ramp. Units arriving at scene.

September 24, 2021 at 11:15 AM First it was a rake, now it’s a shovel in the middle of the roadway on northbound Hwy 49 just south of Brunswick. Use caution and remember to stop digging.

September 24, 2021 at 10:42 AM Elevated Fire Weather conditions over the mountains this weekend, cooler with light showers early next week. Gusty southwest winds may bring locally elevated fire weather concerns to the mountains this weekend. Light showers possible early next week, mainly over the mountains north of I-80.

September 24, 2021 at 9:43 AM A person is yelling at passing traffic on the Nevada City Hwy near Banner Lava Cap. Use caution in the area.

September 24, 2021 at 8:02 AM A tire came off a big rig and struck a car on Hwy 49 near Smith Road just outside of Grass Valley. No injuries reported..

September 24, 2021 at 7:04 AM Big rig tire fire contained.

September 24, 2021 at 7:00 AM Engines have arrived at scene on I-80, one lane is closed.

September 24, 2021 at 6:48 AM Big rig with tire in fire, flames seen, on eastbound I-80 near the Weimar Cross Road off ramp. Units dispatched.

September 23, 2021 at 10:30 PM West IC reports the fire contained at .07 acres.

September 23, 2021 at 10:24 PM Smoke forecast through Saturday.

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September 23, 2021 at 10:14 PM West IC is releasing all staged resources back to their stations. Fire has been knocked down, mop-up starting.

September 23, 2021 at 10:05 PM Units at scene of the West incident are making good progress, staging all incoming resources at their present location – with the exception of one water tender.

September 23, 2021 at 9:56 PM Units at scene are requesting a closure for westbound I-80 at Magra. Best access for the engines will be from Carpenter Road.

September 23, 2021 at 9:53 PM First unit has arrived at scene, reporting the size of a large bonfire. 1/4 mile west of the train trestle, 10 by 30 spot, slow rate of spread.

September 23, 2021 at 9:49 PM Fire is reported to be the size of a large campfire, next to the guardrail. This will be the West incident.

September 23, 2021 at 9:45 PM Reported vegetation fire, small spot next to a car, on westbound I-80 2 miles east of the Hwy 174 off ramp. Units dispatched.

September 23, 2021 at 8:38 PM All fire and law enforcement resources are being canceled from the smoke check.

September 23, 2021 at 8:31 PM Firefighters have thoroughly checked the area, unable to locate any smoke or fire.

September 23, 2021 at 7:21 PM Smoke check, possible dust only, in the area of North Bloomfield and Lake City Road. Units dispatched.

September 23, 2021 at 4:54 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 12 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,261cases since the start of the pandemic, 637 are active. Nineteen people are hospitalized – six in ICU.

113,770 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

54,092 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 60.7% of eligible residents.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,204+1
18-291,453+2
30-391,491+2
40-491,149+1
50-641,615+1
65+1,346+2

September 23, 2021 at 4:50 PM Traffic is still slow on Hwy 49 just south of Grass Valley. The two cars have been removed, now the backed-up traffic needs to resorb.

September 23, 2021 at 3:42 PM Update, just one accident, on Hwy 49 at Crestview. Emergency services are at scene, all lanes are blocked.

September 23, 2021 at 3:37 PM Two-car accident on Hwy 49 at Crestview Drive in Grass Valley, lanes are partially blocked.

September 23, 2021 at 3:35 PM Accident on northbound Hwy 49 at McKnight Way off ramp, northbound lanes are blocked. Emergency services arriving at scene.

September 23, 2021 at 1:25 PM First unit at scene on I-80 at Blue Canyon reports one passenger vehicle, fully involved. Minimal threat to the wildland, canceling aircraft and dozer.

September 23, 2021 at 1:19 PM Report of a car fire at the Blue Canyon off ramp. Caltrans workers trying ti extinguish it, engines dispatched.

September 23, 2021 at 10:55 AM School bus vs a post, no injuries reported, on Pleasant Valley Road.

September 23, 2021 at 7:07 AM Here comes the sun, do, do, do.

September 22, 2021 at 5:13 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 32 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,252 cases since the start of the pandemic, 671 are active. Twenty people are hospitalized – six in ICU.

113,594 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

53,997 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 60.6%% of eligible residents.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,203+3
18-291,451+8
30-391,489+6
40-491,148+6
50-641,614+3
65+1,344+4
The case count for school age children represents new cases from July 2, 2021 to date.

September 22, 2021 at 2:31 PM A big rig is stuck on the Bear River bridge on Dog Bar Road.

September 22, 2021 at 11:08 AM Elevated Fire Weather Conditions through Thursday. Locally breezy onshore south to west winds over the Sierra today with gusts up to 25-35 mph, locally higher over ridgetops. Winds switching to offshore north to east winds on Thursday with gusts up to 20-25 mph, locally higher near favored gaps, canyons, and ridgetops.

September 22, 2021 at 10:21 AM A bear with two cubs is walking on northbound Hwy 49 near Combie, along a fence line. Several callers have contacted CHP to report the bears roaming. Slow down, let them get away from the fence.

September 22, 2021 at 7:48 AM Smoke check near Rock Ridge Road, firefighters can see some smoke near the Bear River on the Nevada County side.

September 22, 2021 at 7:47 AM Unspecified traffic hazard on Howe Ave and La Barr Meadows Road.

September 22, 2021 at 7:00 AM Happy Autumnal Equinox! Fall will be officially here in a few hours.

September 21, 2021 at 9:10 PM A door is creating a traffic hazard on southbound Hwy 49 at Cottage Drive in Auburn, according to the CHP log. Per another caller, lots of debris across all lanes now, aka going to pieces. Use caution in the area.

September 21, 2021 at 6:50 PM Nevada City’s special meeting (closed session) on a possible appointment of a City manager just finished. No reportable action was taken.

September 21, 2021 at 6:38 PM Updated results for Nevada County in the California Gubernatorial Recall Election.

Nevada CountyYes Votes%No Votes%
24,23645.74%28,74654.26%

September 21, 2021 at 3:52 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 52 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,222 cases since the start of the pandemic, 701 are active. Twenty people are hospitalized – five in ICU.

113,420 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

53,868 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 60.5% of the eligible population

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,200+18
18-291,443+6
30-391,483+6
40-491,133+17
50-641,611+10
65+1,340+2

September 21, 2021 at 1:50 PM Now you’ve seen everything. There is a kitchen sink on northbound Hwy 65 near south Beale Road, according to the CHP log.

September 21, 2021 at 1:33 PM Accident on Hwy 20 just east of Lupine Road near the Vista Point. No injuries reported.

September 21, 2021 at 10:25 AM The aforementioned herd of goats or sheep on the San Juan Ridge has been identified as a flock of sheep. They’ve made their way on Hwy 49 to Francisco Lane in North San Juan. Use caution in the area and watch your flower beds.

September 21, 2021 at 10:24 AM Smoke forecast through Wednesday.

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September 21, 2021 at 10:08 AM Waste Management’s co-mingled recycling station on Loma Rica Drive is open today and for the rest of the week. Yesterday’s closure was due to a staffing shortage. If you take your recyclables to the station, you may experience some wait time (up to 45 minutes) while loading is in progress. This is a safety measure, due to a single person staffing the facility. Normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

September 21, 2021 at 9:45 AM A big rig is reportedly leaking diesel fuel on Commercial Ave near Pleasant Valley Road in Penn Valley.

September 21, 2021 at 9:39 AM Elevated fire weather conditions midweek. Decreasing winds this morning, so the Red Flag Warning was ended early. Elevated fire weather conditions due to locally breezy onshore mountain winds Wednesday & offshore winds Thursday.

September 21, 2021 at 8:48 AM 7 customers are out of power in Lake Wildwood on Wildflower Drive. Estimated time of restoration is 2:15 pm.

September 21, 2021 at 8:23 AM According to a reader, a young cow is walking in the roadway on Mooney Flat Road near Englebright Dam Road. Use caution in the area and, if previous reports are any indication, watch for migrating critters everywhere.

September 21, 2021 at 8:02 AM The Red Flag Warning set to expire at 11 am today has been canceled at 8:00 am.

September 21, 2021 at 7:22 AM Now, a small herd of goats or sheep has been sighted on Hwy 49 between Petersons Corner and Sweetland on the San Juan Ridge, according to a reader. Maybe they all just want to enjoy the last day of summer?

September 21, 2021 at 6:54 AM Per a caller to CHP about 500 goats on the west side of Hammonton Smartsville Road near Hwy 20, blocking the road. That tribe is a trip!

September 20, 2021 at 9:05 PM Power has been restored to most of the customers in Grass Valley. Only 12 customers on Harris Street remain without power.

September 20, 2021 at 6:34 PM Power outage affecting 1,275 customers in Grass Valley. Automatic estimated time of restoration is 1:00 am.

September 20, 2021 at 5:46 PM Accident on Alta and Ridge Road in Grass Valley, two cars involved, no injuries reported. Roadway is clear.

September 20, 2021 at 5:27 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 76 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,171 cases since the start of the pandemic, 650 are active. Twenty-two people are hospitalized – seven in ICU.

112,578 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

53,860 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 61.6% of residents 18 and older.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,182+11
18-291,437+6
30-391,477+9
40-491,133+17
50-641,601+18
65+1,338+14

September 20, 2021 at 3:13 PM Heads up, Hwy 49 between Grass Valley and Combie is open, but traffic is still backed up due to numerous fire engines near Ladybird Drive. Use an alternate route of possible.

September 20, 2021 at 2:14 PM All updates on the Carriage Fire in south county will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/carriage/

September 20, 2021 at 2:06 PM Carriage IC reports multiple propane tanks going off at the back of the house, life/safety alert. Now 1/2 acre of vegetation involved.

September 20, 2021 at 2:02 PM Full wildland dispatch now for the Carriage Fire, first units have arrived at scene. One outbuilding fully involved, threat to the main structure and approximately 1/4 acre of vegetation involved.

September 20, 2021 at 1:58 PM Reported residential structure fire on Hwy 49 just past Ladybird, also reported as a grass fire near Carriage Road, numerous units dispatched.

September 20, 2021 at 10:13 AM Critical fire weather conditions today into Tuesday. Decreasing relative humidity values for today and Tuesday. Low humidity, dry fuels, and gusty north and northeast winds will lead to critical fire weather conditions.

September 20, 2021 at 8:55 AM Firefighters have located an outdoor woodstove on private property in the area reported by the lookout, canceling all responding units, including aircraft.

September 20, 2021 at 8:23 AM Units in the area are unable to locate a fire, there are some PG&E contractors working in the area, could be construction dust.

September 20, 2021 at 8:17 AM Lookout reports it’s a small, intermittently popping up column. Engines are making their way to the location given, stating nothing visible from the road so far.

September 20, 2021 at 8:11 AM The roadway is blocked on Banner Lava Cap at the intersection with Nevada City Hwy after a two-car collision. Emergency services dispatched.

September 20, 2021 at 8:05 AM Reported vegetation fire in the Grizzly Creek area of Nelson Mill in Sierra County east of Camptonville. Full wildland dispatch on order, this will be the Grizzly incident. Lookout report from Pike County lookout, nothing visible on cameras yet.

September 20, 2021 at 5:55 AM

September 19, 2021 at 7:34 PM Two Black Angus cows were apparently playing hide and seek. One was in the roadway on Fruitland Road near Loma Rica Road while another one was in the brush close by. Yuba County Sheriff’s Office curtailed the bovine constitutional and the roadway is open again without restrictions.

September 19, 2021 at 5:58 PM Reported smoke is a semi truck with possibly hot brakes, smoke coming from under the carriage.

September 19, 2021 at 5:50 PM Smoke check, caller reports black smoke off I-80 near the Rollins Lake Road off ramp. Units dispatched.

September 19, 2021 at 5:40 PM Law enforcement patrol was in the area of the DMV, they report negative fire – false alarm.

September 19, 2021 at 5:37 PM Single report of a possible small roadside fire near the DMV office in the Brunswick Basin.

September 19, 2021 at 1:32 PM Firefighters have located the burn pile on Back Drive.

September 19, 2021 at 1:22 PM Reported burn pile on East Weimar Cross Road and Back Drive, units dispatched to investigate.

September 19, 2021 at 11:59 AM Red Flag Warning tonight through Tuesday. Offshore winds (north to east), strongest winds expected Sunday night into Monday, lingering in the higher elevations through Tuesday morning. Decreasing relative humidity values for Monday and Tuesday.

September 19, 2021 at 11:03 AM Vehicle vs tree on Banner Lava Cap at Madrona Way, vehicle is off the roadway, no injuries reported.

September 19, 2021 at 9:12 AM Vehicle into a dry creek bed on Magnolia Road near Trotter Road. The car is about 20 ft off the roadway, emergency services dispatched.

September 19, 2021 at 8:34 AM

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September 19, 2021 at 8:26 AM

September 18, 2021 at 11:11 AM Robinson IC reports the main fire is knocked down, still working on the attic space.

September 18, 2021 at 10:58 AM Good progress being made on the fire on Robinson Road, there is no threat to any other structures.

September 18, 2021 at 10:54 AM Robinson IC is requesting three additional engines. Crews are working on knockdown, no extension to the wildland.

September 18, 2021 at 10:52 AM First units are arriving at scene on Robinson Road.

September 18, 2021 at 10:44 AM Reported structure fire with possible threat to the vegetation on Robinson Road in North San Juan. Emergency services arriving at scene.

September 17, 2021 at 7:48 PM Brunswick Road is open again.

September 17, 2021 at 5:42 PM Brunswick Road will be closed at Loma Rica for an extended period of time.

September 17, 2021 at 5:24 PM Brunswick Road is completely blocked by the accident and emergency services. Use an alternate route if possible.

September 17, 2021 at 5:13 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 24 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,096 cases since the start of the pandemic, 621 are active. Twenty-one people are hospitalized – five in ICU.

112,744 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

53,503 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 61.2% of residents 18 and older.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,171+8
18-291,431+3
30-391,468+4
40-491,116+3
50-641,583+4
65+1,324+2

September 17, 2021 at 5:06 PM Accident on Brunswick Road and Loma Rica Road, reported as a head-on collision, three vehicles involved. Emergency services arriving at scene.

September 17, 2021 at 4:56 PM The Nevada County Elections Office has released an updated count of the California Gubernatorial Recall Election. According to Assistant Clerk-Recorder Natalie Adona, approximately 2,400 ballots remain to be counted. Voter turnout stands at 64.36%.

Nevada CountyYes Votes%No Votes%
21,60644.55%26,89155.45%

September 17, 2021 at 2:32 PM An “unknown” horse is in the roadway on Garden Bar Road between Meyers and Countryside Ranch in south county, according to the CHP log. Reduce your speed for A Horse with No Name.

September 17, 2021 at 12:20 PM Two-car accident on Hwy 49 at Wellswood Way just south of Grass Valley. Minor inquires reported, the roadway is clear.

September 17, 2021 at 12:16 PM Possible critical fire weather conditions Sunday night through Tuesday morning. Light showers late Saturday and Sunday heaviest north of I-80 in higher terrain. Fire Weather Watch issued late Sunday night and Tuesday AM for portions of the valley and adjacent terrain.

September 17, 2021 at 11:32 AM Fire Weather Watch from 9/19/2021 11:00 PM to 9/21/2021 11:00 AM PDT just went in effect.

September 17, 2021 at 10:52 AM On Dog Bar Road near Mount Olive Road a cow is wandering in the roadway, mostly on the righthand side – perhaps looking for greener pastures.

September 17, 2021 at 10:43 AM Homeowner on Greenhorn claimed not be up-to-date with current burn regulations. They have been educated.

September 17, 2021 at 10:37 AM Firefighters have located a burn pile on Greenhorn Road near Hollydale Road, they will investigate. Canceling most of the response, except for the two closest resources.

September 17, 2021 at 10:28 AM Debris check requested, for a possible burn pile, on Greenhorn Road. Units dispatched.

September 17, 2021 at 8:00 AM Traffic hazard on Bell Road near New Airport Road in Auburn. A metal jack in the roadway. Hit the road Jack?

September 16, 2021 at 4:41 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 13 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,072 cases since the start of the pandemic, 627 are active. Nineteen people are hospitalized – five in ICU. One additional fatality has been reported.

112,628 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

53,295 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 61% of residents 18 and older.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,163+4
18-291,428+0
30-391,464+3
40-491,113+2
50-641,579+2
65+1,322+1

September 16, 2021 at 4:21 PM Large bag of debris on westbound I-80 at the Riverside Ave on ramp. Use extreme caution in the area. Traffic break needed and that shovel from the Ophir exit would come in handy too.

September 16, 2021 at 4:11 PM A shovel is creating a traffic hazard in the slow lane on westbound I-80 at the Ophir exit. Use caution and stop digging.

September 16, 2021 at 12:53 PM The on-demand version of the bi-weekly Nevada County COVID-19 update is available:

September 16, 2021 at 12:50 PM Three bales of hay in the roadway on northbound Hwy 49 at Combie Road. Use caution in the area – and watch for pitchforks!

September 16, 2021 at 11:12 AM Accident on Bald Hill Road off Lime Kiln Road, single vehicle, no injuries reported.

September 16, 2021 at 9:34 AM Periods of fire weather concerns Friday, Monday and Tuesday, chance of rain Sunday. Showers likely late Saturday and Sunday heaviest north of I-80. Gusty southwest winds could bring elevated fire weather conditions to the mountains Friday – Saturday. Periods of elevated fire weather concerns Monday and Tuesday.

September 16, 2021 at 8:10 AM As a reminder, today at noon we’ll host our bi-weekly webinar on COVID-19 in Nevada County. You can register to attend here or send your questions ahead of time to townhall@yubanet.com.

September 15, 2021 at 10:11 PM A large oak tree is blocking most of McCourtney Road at Clear Creek Place.

September 15, 2021 at 5:47 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 72 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,060 cases since the start of the pandemic, 672 are active. Eighteen people are hospitalized – six in ICU.

112,492 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

53,295 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 61% of residents 18 and older.

New case by age

Age groupCases (2 days)Difference
0-171,159+23
18-291,428+7
30-391,461+10
40-491,111+21
50-641,565+12
65+1,321+7

September 15, 2021 at 5:41 PM Vehicle into a telephone pole on Dog Bar Road at Lorie Drive.

September 15, 2021 at 3:21 PM It’s a small smoldering pile of woodchips behind the NSJ Community Center. Resources at scene can handle easily.

September 15, 2021 at 3:17 PM Vegetation fire, small fire in woodchips on the playground on Sweetland Road and Hwy 49 in North San Juan, units dispatched.

September 15, 2021 at 12:38 PM Auburn Police Department with an update on the bear: “There is currently a bear in a tree near the school park reserve. PHS has issued a shelter in place for the students safety. Please avoid the area.
Auburn Officers are working with our partners at the Department of Fish and Game and are working on relocating the bear. There is no intention of harming the bear. #Baloo #bearnecessities #Pooh #MomCanWeKeepHim #teddybear”

Photo courtesy Auburn Police Department

September 15, 2021 at 11:58 AM From a reader: Placer High school students sheltering in place due to a bear being spotted next to the campus. (info via automated call to parents). Fish & Game is enroute.

September 15, 2021 at 10:17 AM Cooler with light showers possible through the weekend. North to east (offshore) winds in the Sacramento Valley, mountains, and foothills early next week.

September 15, 2021 at 10:03 AM No fire near Cisco, just drilling operations putting up a lot of dust.

September 15, 2021 at 9:50 AM Smoke report in the area of I-80 near Cisco, units dispatched.

September 15, 2021 at 9:45 AM Seasonal litter bugs! A bag with marijuana plants on the side of the road has been reported to mar the Placer/Nevada County border.

September 15, 2021 at 8:48 AM Bangor residents, do you recognize this pup? She was found in Bangor on Monday and the caring person who found her would like to reunite her with her human. If she is your pup, please contact 530-933-4044.

September 15, 2021 at 7:34 AM No injury reported at the accident on Rough and Ready hwy.

September 15, 2021 at 7:04 AM Possible traffic collision on Rough and Ready Hwy at Ironclad Road. Per the CHP log, Heard only – heard loud errrkkkkk/then smash.

September 14, 2021 at 8:09 PM Fire on Woodbury has been extinguished, one CAL FIRE engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

September 14, 2021 at 8:05 PM First unit a scene reports the locals at scene on Woodbury have mostly extinguished the fire.

September 14, 2021 at 8:03 PM Reported fire at the bottom of a driveway off Dog Bar Road on Woodbury Drive near the Bear River. Units dispatched.

September 14, 2021 at 7:53 PM Election night results for Nevada County and statewide will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional/recall-election/

September 14, 2021 at 7:38 PM Due to a data transmission delay from the State, local COVID case numbers are not tallied on the county’s dashboard today.

September 14, 2021 at 4:16 PM Units at scene of the Auburn Fire on Auburn Folsom Road can handle with units at scene. All aircraft returning to Grass Valley.

September 14, 2021 at 3:59 PM Reported vegetation fire, the size of a house, on Auburn Folsom Road near Cricket Lane in Newcastle. Full wildland dispatch on order.

September 14, 2021 at 3:21 PM The situation at NU has been resolved. There is no threat to the students.

September 14, 2021 at 3:14 PM Nevada Union High Scholl is on lockdown. Law enforcement has arrived at scene. It’s related to one student’s behavior, the lockdown is a purely precautionary measure.

September 14, 2021 at 1:17 PM Update to the traffic hazard on Red Dog, a pickup truck driving on a rim and a flat tire.

September 14, 2021 at 1:12 PM Unspecified traffic hazard on Red Dog Road just east of Banner Lava Cap in the Nevada City area. Caller is worried about a fire hazard.

September 14, 2021 at 12:29 PM All updates on the Shady Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/shady/

September 14, 2021 at 12:24 PM Second tanker drop to go on the heel of the fire

September 14, 2021 at 12:21 PM Firefighters have located the spot on Blind Shady, this will be the Shady incident. Air Attack reports the fire is next to the road, burning at a moderate rate of spread.

September 14, 2021 at 12:19 PM Firefighters in the area are attempting to locate the reported fire. Air Attack and tankers are arriving overhead.

September 14, 2021 at 12:15 PM Report of a 50 by 50 ft vegetation fire on Blind Shady Road on the San Juan Ridge, full wildland dispatch on order. Full wildland dispatch on order. Nothing showing on the cameras yet.

September 14, 2021 at 11:55 AM Empire Mine Visitor Center will be closed September 15th and 16th due to a closure of E. Empire St. which will leave the main lot and Penn Gate parking lot inaccessible to vehicular traffic. Trails will remain open from sunrise to sunset.

September 14, 2021 at 10:06 AM Several power outages throughout Nevada County. 260 customers have been out of power since 12:17 am from Tyler Foote Crossing Road through Moonshine Road on the San Juan Ridge. 137 customers out of power in the Forest Springs area along Hwy 49. Estimated restoration time is 3:00 pm. Estimated time of restoration is 4:00 pm. 55 customers are out in the Peardale area along Meador Drive and Peardale Road. Estimated time of restoration is 2:00 pm.

September 14, 2021 at 9:54 AM One last hot day before a cooling trend into the weekend. Trough will gradually deepen over the Pacific Northwest Wednesday through Friday with lowering heights and onshore flow developing over Northern California.

September 14, 2021 at 7:00 AM Polls are open now. Find a voting center or drop box location in Nevada County.

September 14, 2021 at 6:54 AM Firefighters are unable to locate the reported small spot, they’ll do one last check before returning to their stations.

September 14, 2021 at 6:47 AM Units in the area are attempting to locate the small roadside fire, so far nothing showing.

September 14, 2021 at 6:36 AM Units dispatched to check for a small roadside spot on South Brewer Road near Base Line Road in south county.

September 13, 2021 at 6:55 PM Units at scene at Drum Forebay report no fire at this time, canceling all units.

September 13, 2021 at 6:49 PM Possible RV fire, flames reportedly seen under the vehicle, on eastbound I-80 just west of Drum Forebay.

September 13, 2021 at 6:41 PM Car into a fence on Butler Road in Grass Valley.

September 13, 2021 at 6:31 PM Non-injury accident on northbound Hwy 174 at Hansen Lane, intersection is blocked.

September 13, 2021 at 5:33 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 123 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 7,980 cases since the start of the pandemic, 671 are active. Twenty people are hospitalized – seven in ICU. Two additional fatalities have been recorded.

112,104 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

53,091 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 60.8% of residents 18 and older.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171.136+34
18-291,421+18
30-391,451+17
40-491,090+14
50-641,565+25
65+1,314+15

September 13, 2021 at 10:15 AM Accident on La Barr Meadows near Howe Ave, two cars involved, emergency services dispatched.

September 13, 2021 at 10:04 AM Accident on southbound Hwy 49 at La Barr Meadows Road. No injuries reported and the roadway is clear.

September 13, 2021 at 8:00 AM Recall election: Vote centers and drop box locations in Nevada County.

September 13, 2021 at 7:26 AM A reader reports a downed tree on Hudson Way, just above the Rock Creek Road intersection, partially blocking the roadway.

September 13, 2021 at 7:17 AM Vehicle over the embankment into a tree on northbound Hwy 49 at Cerrito Road, emergency services arriving at scene.

September 13, 2021 at 6:26 AM Another day of above normal temperatures for NorCal. Slight cooling trend starting on Wednesday.

September 12, 2021 at 8:46 PM Power outage has been reduced to 19.

September 12, 2021 at 7:50 PM Now power outage affecting 1,319 customers from La Barr Meadows, through Alta Sierra Ranches. Automatic time of restoration is 1:30 AM. The cause is the tree into power lines at Cole Way. See the “fast-trip” explainer.

September 12, 2021 at 7:38 PM PG&E crews have an ETA of 22 minutes, firefighters will remain at scene until they arrive in Cole Way.

September 12, 2021 at 7:14 PM Units at scene report a small spot only, locals were trying to extinguish. Units at scene can handle. 19 customers are out of power. Firefighters report an oak tree into the power lines which are still active.

September 12, 2021 at 7:12 PM Reported power lines down with a small vegetation fire on Cole Way off Dog Bar Road. Units arriving at scene.

September 12, 2021 at 11:44 AM Someone placed a ‘slow down’ sign in the middle of the roadway on Soda Springs Road, not a county roads sign according to the log. Caller advised this is an ongoing problem, which begs the question: The sign or the purported speeding? Either way, use caution in the area and respect the speed limit (the real one)

September 12, 2021 at 11:18 AM Lower Colfax Road at Laws Ranch Crossing Road remains blocked by a tree that fell across. Public Works has been notified.

September 11, 2021 at 11:36 PM 6,011 customers affected by several power outages in Placer County.

September 11, 2021 at 5:15 PM Cars parked illegally and blocking the roadway at the 49’er bridge are being towed.

September 11, 2021 at 4:40 PM Correction on the location of the fire, it’s in Linda, near Dantoni.

September 11, 2021 at 4:14 PM Fire is in the gold fields, surrounded by water on all sides, no potential for growth.

September 11, 2021 at 4:06 PM Smoke report from both Wolf Mountain and Banner Mountain lookouts. Visible on the Penn Valley camera now, looks to be on Hammonton Road in Browns Valley. Units dispatched.

September 11, 2021 at 12:57 PM This morning, Washington Fire read the 343 names of firefighters killed on 9/11/2001.

Photo by Branden Stewart

September 11, 2021 at 10:09 AM 130 customers out of power in Nevada City along Jordan and Zion streets. PG&E crew assigned. Estimated time of restoration is 4:15 pm.

September 10, 2021 at 11:54 PM NSJ firefighters have located the accident on Oak Tree Road near Purdon. The vehicle has been abandoned.

September 10, 2021 at 11:54 PM NSJ firefighters in the area, attempting to locate the reported accident.

September 10, 2021 at 11:49 PM Vehicle into a power pole on Tyler Foote near Purdon Road. Emergency services dispatched.

September 10, 2021 at 7:19 PM Bennett Fire human-caused, still under investigation. This is an active case and officials are asking for the public’s help for any additional information regarding suspicious vehicles seen on E. Bennett Rd. at the time of the fire. Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact our CAL FIRE Nevada Yuba Placer Investigation Bureau at 530-889-0111 extension 1021.

September 10, 2021 at 6:15 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 15 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 7,857 cases since the start of the pandemic, 717 are active. Twenty-two people are hospitalized – six in ICU.

112,010 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

53,091 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 60.8% of residents 18 and older.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,102+3
18-291,403+5
30-391,434+3
40-491,076+4
50-641,540+3
65+1,299+3

September 10, 2021 at 5:31 PM Three cars involved in the accident at the Cedar Ridge Y. One lane of Brunswick Road and one lane on Hwy 174 are blocked. Emergency services at scene.

September 10, 2021 at 5:28 PM Possible traffic accident, heard only, at the Cedar Ridge Y. CHP units dispatched.

September 10, 2021 at 5:23 PM Canceling all resources to the reported fire near the Weimar Institute. It is an artesian well shooting water in the air, not a column of smoke.

September 10, 2021 at 5:20 PM Nothing showing on the cameras in the Weimar area.

September 10, 2021 at 5:17 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Placer Hills area near the Weimar Institute and the Frontier Trail. Full wildland dispatch on order.

September 10, 2021 at 4:33 PM Smoke check in the Finning Mill Rod area near the Sugar Pine Reservoir.

September 10, 2021 at 4:01 PM Given the drive time for the engines to the Bluff incident, Tanker 89 will drop retardant on the small fire.

September 10, 2021 at 3:59 PM Units being dispatched to the small fire on Chalk Bluff.

September 10, 2021 at 3:52 PM While returning from their (canceled) call to the reported semi on fire, Air Attack 17 and Tanker 89 spotted a possible new start in the Chalk Bluff area. Looks like a single tree, probably struck by lightning.

September 10, 2021 at 3:43 PM Units at scene on I-80 at Drum Forebay can handle, fire is contained.

September 10, 2021 at 3:39 PM First units at scene on westbound I-80 at Drum Forebay report no extension to the vegetation yet.

September 10, 2021 at 3:36 PM The cargo in the semi on fire are reportedly Tesla batteries, which are on fire. Westbound traffic on I-80 will be diverted off at the Hwy 20 junction.

September 10, 2021 at 3:34 PM Commercial vehicle fire with threat to the wildland on westbound I-80 near Drum Forebay. Units dispatched.

September 10, 2021 at 3:27 PM Overturned semi on westbound I-80 near the Ophir Road off ramp. Roadway is clear, but reduce your speed in the area.

September 10, 2021 at 3:20 PM Traffic hazard, debris in the roadway spread over 250 ft in one lane, on westbound I-80 just west of Maple Street. Emergency services are at scene, one lane will be closed down to allow for safe removal.

The debris, by the way, consists of rags according to a reader. There’s a story in there somewhere, from rags to…

September 10, 2021 at 1:53 PM Per the CHP log, a 50-year old white male adult is praying, on his knees, on the fog line on southbound Hwy 49 near Atwood in North Auburn.

September 10, 2021 at 1:52 PM Re the first word of the day, petrichor. Credit where credit is due: CSIRO scientists Isabel (Joy) Bear and Richard Thomas first described petrichor. The backstory is here https://theconversation.com/the-smell-of-rain-how-csiro-invented-a-new-word-39231

September 10, 2021 at 1:42 PM Moody IC is calling the fire contained, resources will be at scene for a couple hours.

September 10, 2021 at 12:51 PM Moody IC reports a 20 by 20 ground fire, caused by a lightning strike. Firefighters will have to walk in. Requesting a hand crew and a type 3 wildland engine.

September 10, 2021 at 12:39 PM Moody IC states the best access to the fire is off Canyon Creek. CHP Helicopter H24 is over the incident.

September 10, 2021 at 12:20 PM Reported vegetation fire on Moody Ridge Road at Canyon Creek in the Alta area, a 20 by 20 spot. Units dispatched.

September 10, 2021 at 10:58 AM Second word of the day is waterdog. Not a new dog breed, but pockets of mist and fog that look like smoke after rain moves out of an area. These waterdogs pop up in canyons, often prompting smoke checks.

September 10, 2021 at 10:39 AM CAL FIRE: River Fire was human caused. It has been determined that the River Fire started in the overnight camping area of the Bear River Campground and was human caused. This is an active case, and CAL FIRE investigators will continue to work on determining the specific details leading to the cause of the fire.

September 10, 2021 at 10:06 AM 5,038 lightning strikes recorded throughout California overnight (maps). In addition to the large fires burning in California, firefighters are being kept busy with new starts stemming from 5,038 strikes recorded within California, mostly overnight. 1,229 strikes were detected within the National Forests.

September 10, 2021 at 9:35 AM Report of a possible burn pile in the Allegheny area, units will investigate.

September 10, 2021 at 9:30 AM Vehicle through a fence into a ditch on Pittsburg Mine Road, emergency services are at scene.

September 10, 2021 at 9:29 AM New start near Duncan Peak, does have road access off the 16 Road in Placer County. 1/4 acre, slow rate of spread in brush and timber, units dispatched.

September 10, 2021 at 9:06 AM The reported fire on Interbay Dam in Placer County is about 1/4 of an acre in very steep terrain.

September 10, 2021 at 8:24 AM Smoke check in the area of Kings Hill Road near Shirt Tail Canyon Road in Placer County.

September 10, 2021 at 8:15 AM Air Attack 17 has lifted off Grass Valley to check the reported vegetation fire near Interbay Dam.

September 10, 2021 at 8:14 AM The word of the day is, of course, Petrichor.

September 10, 2021 at 8:01 AM Units at scene on Ironclad Road report driver has self-extricated, minor injuries only. Vehicle is in a ditch.

September 10, 2021 at 7:56 AM Accident on Rough and Ready Hwy near Ironclad Road, possible extrication required. Units dispatched.

September 10, 2021 at 7:32 AM Reported vegetation fire in the Iowa Hill Road, Placer County.

September 10, 2021 at 7:27 AM Reported vegetation fire in the area south of Interbay Dam off Mosquito Ridge Road east off Foresthill.

September 10, 2021 at 12:05 AM Several cloud-to-ground strikes along the west shore of Lake Tahoe and the storm keeps producing more, according to NWS Reno.

September 9, 2021 at 11:53 PM First unit has arrived at scene on Marysville Road, They can handle, canceling all other incoming units.

September 9, 2021 at 11:45 PM 5 by 5ft spot in thick brush off Marysville Road and Indiana Ranch Road in the Dobbins area, YCSO is at scene, fire engines dispatched. This will be the Marysville incident.

September 9, 2021 at 10:55 PM Downstrike in the Yuba river canyon near Lost River Road, approximately 0.3 miles off Murphy Road. Unknown if a tree was hit, but it shook the windows at YubaNet HQ across the canyon.

September 9, 2021 at 10:34 PM Single report of a tree on fire at the top of Rollins Lake Road off Magra Road in the Dutch Flat area. Units dispatched.

September 9, 2021 at 5:00 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 95 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today for the past two days. Out of 7,838 cases since the start of the pandemic, 752 are active. Twenty-two people are hospitalized – six in ICU. Three additional fatalities reported.

111,386 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

52,761 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 60.4% of residents 18 and older.

New case by age

Age groupCases (two days)Difference
0-171,099+23
18-291,398+12
30-391,431+14
40-491,072+14
50-641,537+19
65+1,296+11

September 9, 2021 at 11:48 AM Red Flag Warning due to thunderstorms/gusty winds this afternoon through tomorrow. Lightning and gusty/erratic winds from thunderstorms will lead to new fire starts and the potential for rapid spread of new or existing fires. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible mainly from 8PM Thursday – 11AM Friday.

September 9, 2021 at 10:02 AM Firefighters have located a small fire near a residence, unit sat scene can handle. Canceling all remaining resources dispatched.

September 9, 2021 at 10:00 AM No fire located on Jayhawk Drive.

September 9, 2021 at 9:57 AM First units have arrived at scene on Jayhawk Drive, they will investigate. Nothin showing on cameras.

September 9, 2021 at 9:53 AM Deck on fire at a residence on Jayhawk Drive in Lake Wildwood, units dispatched.

September 9, 2021 at 9:51 AM The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 11 PM this evening to 11 PM Friday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

September 8, 2021 at 8:56 PM The Old incident on Old Grass Valley Road is fully contained at 0.1 acres.

September 8, 2021 at 8:44 PM The on-demand version of the townhall on visitor impacts at the Yuba River is now available

September 8, 2021 at 7:52 PM Hwy 174 id closed between Old Grass Valley Road north and south. The fire was on the Colfax side of the river, just south of the bridge.

September 8, 2021 at 7:33 PM Firefighters at scene have stopped the forward progress at less than 1/4 acre. One additional engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

September 8, 2021 at 7:31 PM Reported trees on fire on Hwy 174 and Old Grass Valley Road, close to the river, numerous resources responding.

September 8, 2021 at 5:23 PM Wildfire camera or wildlife camera? You decide.

September 8, 2021 at 5:15 PM Hwy 20 near Pine Needle Lane is clear again after an accident involving a cars, a dumpster and a tree. Luckily no injuries reported to the occupants of two vehicles. The driver who reportedly caused the accident took off on foot.

September 8, 2021 at 4:41 PM A GMC Yukon broke down on Hwy 20 at West Empire Street in Grass Valley. use caution in the area.

September 8, 2021 at 3:41 PM Firefighters have stopped the forward progress of the fire on Donner Pass Road.

September 8, 2021 at 3:23 PM Small fire on Donner Pass Road near the Rainbow Road off ramp. Emergency services at scene, roadway is shut down. Aircraft are overhead.

September 8, 2021 at 3:22 PM The Canyon incident on westbound I-80 is fully contained at 0.2 acres, all resources will be committed for 1/2 hour.

September 8, 2021 at 3:01 PM All aircraft is returning to Grass valley, engines at scene can handle.

September 8, 2021 at 2:46 PM Now a full wildland dispatch for the reported fire on westbound I-80 near Blue Canyon.

September 8, 2021 at 2:38 PM Report of a small roadside spot on westbound I-80 at the Blue Canyon on ramp. Emergency services dispatched.

September 8, 2021 at 2:01 PM Estimated time of restoration for the 8 customers on Bixler Place without power is 4:15 pm. PG&E crew is arriving on site, small fire has been mitigated and extinguished.

September 8, 2021 at 1:16 PM Firefighters at scene on Bixler are requesting one more engine to respond, there are multiple branches in the power lines.

September 8, 2021 at 1:12 PM A tree in the roadway reported on Bixler Place (private road) near Auburn Road. Power lines are down, PG&E crew notified. There is some smoke visible, fire services are at scene.

September 8, 2021 at 12:16 PM The Center for Animal Protection and Education (CAPE) in conjunction with a generous California foundation has created a fund earmarked to provide financial assistance for veterinary and nutritional care for all species of animals injured and/or displaced in California communities affected by the recent wildfires. The focus of this funding is to assist veterinary clinics, animal shelters, wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centers, mobilized animal evacuation groups, and private parties by providing financial assistance for veterinary and/or nutritional care for individual animals affected by the recent California wildfires. More information here: https://www.capeanimals.org/waaf.html

September 8, 2021 at 12:01 PM To clarify the prior, the courthouse is the Truckee courthouse. There is/was no active shooter situation at either courthouse.

September 8, 2021 at 11:47 AM Fire Weather Watch due to Thunderstorms/Gusty Winds Thursday into Friday. A system will approach the northwest California coast late Thursday. This will introduce the chance of showers and isolated to scattered thunderstorms to portions of northern California as early as late Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. Any thunderstorms will have the potential to produce lightning as well as gusty and erratic winds. Thunderstorms are forecast to be quick-moving, leading to the possibility of dry lightning. Gusty onshore winds will persist in the northern Sierra, southern Cascades, and foothills through the day on Friday. The combination of possible dry lightning as well as strong winds with the dry fuels could lead to to critical fire weather conditions.

September 8, 2021 at 11:34 AM Emergency services are attempting to locate a person in distress in the area behind the courthouse [in Truckee – edit], roadway might be blocked.

September 8, 2021 at 10:27 AM A reminder, today at 6:00 pm, a virtual townhall to discuss visitor impacts on the Yuba River is taking place. Agencies and non-profits will be joined by stakeholders and we want to hear your opinions and questions. Register here and join us.

September 8, 2021 at 8:22 AM Bags of debris on southbound Hwy 49 near the Broad Street onramp in Nevada City.

September 8, 2021 at 7:57 AM Two fawns in the roadway on Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive, reduce your speed.

September 7, 2021 at 5:35 PM CHP is at scene of the accident, no fire. Closest two engines continue in, all others can cancel.

September 7, 2021 at 5:34 PM Firefighters are still attempting to locate the reported accident, no smoke visible on cameras.

September 7, 2021 at 5:29 PM Better location is Pleasant Valley Road near Sanctuary Road, additional units dispatched. No injuries reported.

September 7, 2021 at 5:22 PM Vehicle rollover accident, with car on fire, on Pleasant Valley Road just south of Bridgeport. Emergency services attempting to locate.

September 7, 2021 at 5:14 PM A tractor is partially blocking the roadway on the 14000 block of Allison Ranch Road near Penfold Place. Time for a “Deere John” letter?

September 7, 2021 at 5:08 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 218 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 7,742 cases since the start of the pandemic, 796 are active. Twenty-three people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

111,047 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

52,620 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 60.3% of residents 18 and older.

New cases by age (four days)

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,076+71
18-291,386+29
30-391,417+33
40-491,058+32
50-641,518+35
65+1,285+19

September 7, 2021 at 12:20 PM Possible debris fire on Indian Hill Road near Auburn Folsom Road in Auburn. Units dispatched.

September 7, 2021 at 10:52 AM Weimar IC reports a “manual pull” on the alarm caused the alert. They are working on resetting the alarm. No fire.

September 7, 2021 at 10:44 AM Units at scene report nothing showing, the school has been evacuated. Firefighters will investigate.

September 7, 2021 at 10:42 AM Commercial fire alarm at the Weimar School on Weimar Cross Road, units dispatched.

September 7, 2021 at 9:18 AM First unit at scene on Hwy 20 reports one fully involved vehicle, no extension to the vegetation. One additional engine to respond, all others can cancel.

September 7, 2021 at 9:15 AM Car fire, with threat to the vegetation, on Hwy 20 just east of Smartsville Road. Units arriving at scene.

September 7, 2021 at 9:05 AM Heat through Thursday, thunderstorms possible late this week. Heat Advisory in effect for the Valley and adjacent foothills today – Thursday. High Risk for heat-related illnesses for pets, livestock, and much of the population, especially with extended outdoor exposure, and for those who are heat sensitive and/or without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration. Isolated thunderstorms possible in the mountains and foothills Thursday – Friday.

September 7, 2021 at 8:53 AM Wolf IC is releasing all remaining resources, incident terminated.

September 7, 2021 at 8:40 AM Air Attack 17 was over the reported Keystone fire, small spot only, returning to Grass Valley. Engines are at scene.

September 7, 2021 at 8:02 AM Reported vegetation fire, full wildland dispatch on order, near Pinoli Peak, north of Bowman Lake and south of Sierra City on the Tahoe National Forest. Reported by Saddleback lookout, this will be the Keystone incident.

September 7, 2021 at 7:37 AM Wolf IC is releasing resources, mop-up operations are almost complete. PG&E crew has arrived at scene to inspect power lines.

September 7, 2021 at 7:17 AM Wolf IC has enough resources with the two water tenders and engines at scene to start overhaul. Canceling all other incoming resources.

September 7, 2021 at 7:12 AM Wolf IC reports good progress, there is no threat to adjacent structures or the wildland. Working on full knockdown, then mop-up and overhaul of the garage.

September 7, 2021 at 7:10 AM Wolf IC reports they almost have knockdown on the structure. The next four engines and a water tender to continue in, the dozer can cancel. IC also requires propane company to respond to the incident for a tank that may have been impacted.

September 7, 2021 at 7:05 AM Wolf IC reports they are making progress on the vegetation portion of the fire, it was just a 10 by 10 spot. PG&E to respond to the incident, power lines are intact at this time.

September 7, 2021 at 7:00 AM First unit at scene reports the access is off Keson Place. Fully involved two-car garage, with vehicles involved. No power lines down at this time. Priority is to keep the extension to the wildland down and limit exposure to the main building.

September 7, 2021 at 6:56 AM Updated address for the fire puts it on Wolf Mountain Road, just north of Sutherland Drive. Still reported as a detached garage with possible extension to the vegetation. The single occupant of the residence is out of the home.

September 7, 2021 at 6:52 AM The Wolf fire is reported to be behind a residence, possibly a detached garage. Power lines are down.

September 7, 2021 at 6:49 AM Report of a possible trailer/structure fire on Wolf Mountain Road, units being dispatched.

September 7, 2021 at 6:42 AM Tree blocking the roadway in both directions on Banner Mountain Trail near Bandolier Way.

September 6, 2021 at 5:02 PM Northbound Hwy 49 at the 49’er bridge up to the Independence Trail trailhead – cars creating a traffic hazard. The “No parking at any time” sign applies all the time, including holidays.

September 6, 2021 at 4:24 PM Accident on the 10000 block of Rough and Ready Road. Mobile home, towing a trailer vs another vehicle. The roadway is partially blocked.

September 6, 2021 at 3:19 PM Accident on North Bloomfield near Backbone Road. Emergency services at scene.

September 6, 2021 at 2:37 PM Units at scene on Matson Drive report the fire has been extinguished by the driver. One engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

September 6, 2021 at 2:32 PM Motorhome fire with threat to the vegetation on Matson Drive off Luther Road in Auburn, numerous units dispatched. Driver is trying to extinguish the fire.

September 6, 2021 at 1:59 PM Updates on the fire on Scotts Flat Road will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/scotts/

September 6, 2021 at 1:52 PM Now a full wildland dispatch on order with aircraft. Trailer is reported well-involved.

September 6, 2021 at 1:50 PM Report of a trailer on fire, with possible threat to the vegetation on Scotts Flat Road. Units being dispatched.

September 6, 2021 at 12:31 PM Updates on the Kibbe Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/kibbe/

September 6, 2021 at 12:20 PM Air Attack 230 and one tanker have lifted from Grass Valley and are headed towards the Kibbe incident.

September 6, 2021 at 12:16 PM Kibbe IC requesting one helicopter.

September 6, 2021 at 12:12 PM Additional units being dispatched to the reported fire near Kibbe Road.

September 6, 2021 at 12:03 PM Reported vegetation fire on Hwy 20 and Kibbe Road in west of Browns Valley, Loma Rica. Units on order.

September 6, 2021 at 11:59 AM Air ambulance on order for the accident on North Bloomfield.

September 6, 2021 at 11:54 AM Vehicle accident, possible extrication needed, on North Bloomfield/Graniteville Road near Snow Tent. Emergency services being dispatched.

September 6, 2021 at 10:12 AM Traffic hazard on westbound I-80 just east of Gold Run. A futon and a coffee table in the traffic lanes. Reduce your speed and use caution.

September 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM Accident on northbound Hwy 49 at Lone Star Road. Emergency services at scene, roadway is blocked.

September 6, 2021 at 9:29 AM Valley heat through mid-week and mountain thunderstorms late this week. Areas of high heat risk to locally very high heat risk Tuesday – Thursday. Breezy winds, dry fuels and low humidity may lead to easier fire starts.

September 6, 2021 at 8:33 AM Smoke forecast for Labor Day. Smoke and haze will continue to dissipate throughout the day.

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September 5, 2021 at 9:09 PM Units at scene of the smoke check at the Mineral Bar campground report this is a propane stove, not a campfire. Returning to their station.

September 5, 2021 at 8:49 PM Smoke check for a campfire at the Mineral Bar campground on Iowa Hill Road near the river in Colfax.

September 5, 2021 at 1:15 PM All updates on the Bridge Fire on the Foresthill side of the bridge in auburn will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/bridge21/

September 5, 2021 at 1:09 PM Fire has jumped the fire road and is burning uphill at a moderate rate of spread.

September 5, 2021 at 1:05 PM Bridge Air Attack and tanker state not a good spot for a retardant drop. Fire is about 1/4 to 1/2 acre on the Foresthill side of the canyon. Two additional helicopters requested.

September 5, 2021 at 1:03 PM The Bridge fire is in between two fire roads in very steep terrain, ground resources arriving at scene now.

September 5, 2021 at 12:59 PM State parks is at scene of the fire, one helicopter and Air Attack to continue in with all ground resources.

September 5, 2021 at 12:57 PM Additional report by Tanker 88 states it a small spot on the south side of the river.

September 5, 2021 at 12:57 PM Units in the area report seeing smoke, possibly near the confluence. No precise location yet.

September 5, 2021 at 12:53 PM Reported vegetation fire on the Auburn side under the bridge on Foresthill Road, full wildland dispatch on order.

September 5, 2021 at 10:21 AM Accident reported on Rex Reservoir Road near Rough and Ready Hwy. Passerby report, unknown if the vehicle is occupied.

September 4, 2021 at 1:30 PM Two car accident on Red Dog Road, emergency services dispatched.

September 3, 2021 at 7:40 PM Air Ambulance requested to the accident.

September 3, 2021 at 7:33 PM Units at scene on Hwy 20 report no fire, vehicle into a big rig. Medic unit to continue, all others can cancel.

September 3, 2021 at 7:32 PM Driver self-extricated out of the car, this is a car vs semi accident.

September 3, 2021 at 7:29 PM Vehicle fire, driver possible trapped, on Hwy 20 near Poker Flat in the Penn Valley area. Emergency services dispatched.

September 3, 2021 at 6:55 PM Vernon IC reports the fire is holding at 1/2 acre. They are making good progress.

September 3, 2021 at 6:47 PM Forward progress of the Vernon Fire has been stopped. IC is canceling the dozer, all others to continue in.

September 3, 2021 at 6:44 PM Engines are at scene. Air Attack is releasing both tankers back tp Grass Valley, canceling the helicopter..

September 3, 2021 at 6:38 PM 1/2 acre in grass, no structures threatened at this time. Drop has captured the whole head of the fire, tanker is returning to Grass Valley to reload.

September 3, 2021 at 6:36 PM Air Attack reports a grass fire, moving uphill with power lines in the area. Retardant drop will go across the head of the fire.

September 3, 2021 at 6:32 PM Air Attack reports they have smoke showing on the Vernon incident.

September 3, 2021 at 6:28 PM New reported vegetation fire in the Lincoln area. Air Attack and Tanker 89 are released from the Doolittle Fire and will head to the new fire in the Mount Vernon and Sailors Ravine area.

September 3, 2021 at 6:27 PM Doolittle IC starting to cancel some of the incoming resources, they are making good progress.

September 3, 2021 at 6:20 PM Tanker 89 is inbound from Grass Valley. They’ll remain overhead with Air Attack just in case. Tanker 88 and Tanker 102 have been released.

September 3, 2021 at 6:16 PM Ground resources have this one, canceling the helicopter and keeping T102 overhead until Tanker 88 or 89 make it back from Grass Valley. Air Attack thanked 12 for hanging out, they replied “No problem, it’s nice to get a one-off every once in a while.”

September 3, 2021 at 6:12 PM Forward progress stopped on the Doolittle incident.

September 3, 2021 at 6:06 PM First engines arriving at the fire, retardant drops will box the fire in to avoid additional growth. Doolittle Air Attack requesting a divert of a tanker inbound to the Dixie Fire to assist.

September 3, 2021 at 6:02 PM Air Attack is over the fire, 10-15 acres reports grass only, no threat at this time. Tankers 88 and 89 will drop on the head of the fire.

September 3, 2021 at 5:59 PM Units at scene report grass fire, moderate rate of spread. This will be the Doolittle fire.

September 3, 2021 at 5:58 PM Units arriving at the Doolittle Gate are waiting for access to the base Beale Fire units are responding to the fire as well, should be at scene very soon.

September 3, 2021 at 5:52 PM Reported brush fire near the Doolittle Gate at Beale AFB. Full wildland dispatch on order.

September 3, 2021 at 5:15 PM Hwy 20 at Chalk Bluff is fully open again.

September 3, 2021 at 5:05 PM A large 5-gallon container of paint is on the shoulder of South Loop Road and West Sunset Blvd i Roseville. Paint has spilled all over the roadway. Unknown if a trendy fall color or beige.

September 3, 2021 at 5:04 PM Hwy 20 at Chalk Bluff is open with one way traffic control.

September 3, 2021 at 4:41 PM Car fire on Greenhorn Road near Call of the Wild Lane. Emergency services being dispatched.

September 3, 2021 at 4:19 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 19 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 7,524 cases since the start of the pandemic, 692 are active. Twenty-five people are hospitalized – three in ICU. One additional fatality has been reported.

110,490 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

52,314 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 60% of residents 18 and older.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,005+9
18-291,357+0
30-391,384+6
40-491,026+3
50-641,483+1
65+1,266+2

September 3, 2021 at 4:14 PM Accident on Hwy 20 at Chalk Bluff Road, emergency services at scene.

September 3, 2021 at 12:47 PM An inflatable tent is causing a traffic hazard in the slow lane on westbound i-80 near the Nyack off ramp, according to the CHP log. Use caution in the area. Also, it’s a change from the usual facepalm, “I forgot the pump to inflate the tent.”

September 3, 2021 at 10:20 AM A dump truck is losing debris (mostly paper) in the roadway on Hwy 49 at Combie Road, defeating its existential purpose.

September 3, 2021 at 8:32 AM Warming temperatures over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. As high pressure begins to build Nwd into our CWA the wild fire smoke may begin to spread NNWwd tonight and early Sat before turning more to the ENE Sat afternoon.

September 2, 2021 at 9:31 PM A “bunch of cones” in the fast lane on eastbound I-80 just west of Weimar Cross Road off ramp. Apparently the cones were hit and are now blocking the lane. Retaliation by traffic cones, that’s a new one.

September 2, 2021 at 8:07 PM Nevada City Police Activity: Today at about 4:00 PM, an allied law enforcement agency attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a minor violation. The unknown male driver failed to yield and sped away into Nevada City. Moments later, the suspect lost control of his vehicle and crashed into parked vehicles, ultimately coming to rest against a curb on Broad St. near Sacramento St. The suspect exited his vehicle and ran to a nearby pedestrian trail that afforded areas of concealment and multiple directions to flee. No one else was in the suspect vehicle. Nevada City PD Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The investigation continues. Should you have information about this incident, please contact the Nevada City Police Department at (530) 265-4700.

September 2, 2021 at 7:16 PM The 64 customers out of power on Table Mountain Road should have their power restored by midnight tonight, according to PG&E. The cause is listed as an equipment issue.

September 2, 2021 at 5:42 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 141 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today (includes cases from yesterday due to the state system not being synced) for a total 150 for the past two days. Out of 7,503 cases since the start of the pandemic, 712 are active. Twenty-two people are hospitalized – seven in ICU.

110,266 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

52,188 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 59.9% of residents 18 and older.

Cases by age (two day totals)

Age groupCases Difference
0-17996+39
18-291,357+21
30-391,378+24
40-49968+22
50-641,482+20
65+1,264+24

September 2, 2021 at 4:20 PM Roadway is clear again on Hwy 49 at the Broad street off ramp.

September 2, 2021 at 4:03 PM Accident in northbound Hwy 49 at the Broad Street off ramp. Emergency services at scene, expect delays. The ramp is blocked.

September 2, 2021 at 2:20 PM The on-demand version of the bi-weekly webinar on COVID-19 in Nevada County is now available.

September 2, 2021 at 1:53 PM An unknown vehicle is blocking the northbound lane on Hwy 49 at Sun Shadow Circle.

September 2, 2021 at 11:04 AM Traffic hazard on Grass Valley Hwy at Dry Creek Road in Auburn, a flat large box in the left lane per CHP log. Unknown if it started out flat. Either way, use caution.

September 2, 2021 at 7:18 AM Yesterday’s power outage around Bitney Springs and Newtown roads is still ongoing for 273 customers. Estimated restoration time is 12:40 pm today.

September 1, 2021 at 4:18 PM Reader is reporting a power outage in the Jones Bar area. Now 885 customers out of power along Bitney Springs and Newtown roads. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage

September 1, 2021 at 4:11 PM Solo vehicle accident, car up the embankment on Magnolia Road near Hacienda Drive. Roadway is clear, emergency srevices are at scene.

September 1, 2021 at 1:53 PM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Colfax area have reached: 144 AQI (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups) on Wednesday, September 1

September 1, 2021 at 1:17 PM A rake or shovel is reportedly causing a traffic hazard the slow lane on northbound Hwy 49 at the Dorsey Drive on ramp. The freeway is regularly swept, no need for additional raking, just use caution.

September 1, 2021 at 10:56 AM Forbestown IC reports forward spread has been stopped. Releasing the helicopter, one water tender to continue in, all others can cancel.

September 1, 2021 at 10:44 AM Forbestown IC is requesting a closure of Forbestown Road, one lane is completely blocked by emergency vehicles. Closure between Robinson Mills and Upper Forbestown Road to be set up by CHP.

September 1, 2021 at 10:38 AM Air Attack 17 estimates the Forebestown Fire to be approximately 2 acres. Tankers are on a load and hold at the Grass Valley Air Attack Base.

September 1, 2021 at 10:32 AM

September 1, 2021 at 10:29 AM A young German Shepherd is running in the roadway on Pleasant Valley Road near Lake Wildwood. No collar, not a care in the world. Drivers, it’s up to you to care about the pup, please slow down and use caution.

September 1, 2021 at 10:13 AM Tankers 88 and 89 are with Air Attack 17 over the Forbestown incident. AA 17 reports approximately 1/2 acre.

September 1, 2021 at 9:56 AM Reported vegetation fire on Forbestown Road across from Old Forbestown Road near Robinson Mills. Units dispatched.

September 1, 2021 at 9:05 AM First ‘animal hazard’ of the month on Spenceville Road near Camp Far West Road. Someone appears to have left a gate open. Strolling cows ensue, on the left side of the road – unknown if Hereford, Jersey, South Devon or English Longhorn. Drivers, please use caution in the area.

September 1, 2021 at 8:51 AM The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (District) and the Public Health Departments of Nevada, Plumas and Sierra Counties are extending a joint Air Quality Health Advisory due to the prolonged and widespread smoke from numerous wildfires, including the Dixie Fire, the Caldor Fire and others in Northern California.

September 1, 2021 at 8:30 AM Units on Placer Hills report no injuries to the sole occupant.

September 1, 2021 at 8:22 AM Vehicle into a tree on Placer Hills Road near Coyote Hill Road, Placer County. Units dispatched.

September 1, 2021 at 8:02 AM Critical fire weather conditions over the Northern Sierra Nevada today. Wind gusts 20-30 mph over the Northern Sierra Nevada, strongest in the afternoon and evening hours today. Gusty winds, dry fuels, and low humidity will lead to high fire weather danger with easier fire starts and rapid spread of new or existing fires.

September 1, 2021 at 7:54 AM Units at scene on South Auburn are canceling the request for law enforcement, situation mitigated.

September 1, 2021 at 7:52 AM Units at scene on South Auburn have requested law enforcement to respond as well.

September 1, 2021 at 7:40 AM Debris investigation, a person reportedly burning cardboard near the Sierra Market on South Auburn Street, units being dispatched.

September 1, 2021 at 6:10 AM You can find last month’s log here.