Happening Now – April 2020

Happening Now is a feature designed to bring updates, announcements and info on news items throughout the day. You are invited to participate. See a road closure? A business opening? A smoke plume? Storm-related mishaps like downed trees, power lines, road or other flooding? Email us at [email protected] or call 530-478-9600 to let us know. You can also text us reports to 530-409-9888, but please don’t text or call while driving.

April 3, 2020 at 8:56 AM Nevada County Coronavirus dashboard: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3xfZ9k7J9kIIAwyI8f1e2vGLTvnz-HrP35oAspedj-402_d4PWC5quPho#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458
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April 3, 2020 at 8:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 3, 2020 at 7:05 AM Wet and cold weather will be returning to NorCal this weekend. Avoid mountain travel this weekend if at all possible. If you must travel, be prepared for winter driving conditions.

April 2, 2020 at 9:14 PM First unit at scene on Amy Way can handle, canceling all incoming units,

April 2, 2020 at 9:05 PM Reported vegetation fire, grass and brush on private property, on Amy Way off Hwy 174 in the Colfax area. Units en route.

April 2, 2020 at 8:52 PM 236 customers out of power along Indian Springs Road between McCourtney and Spenceville Road in the Penn Valley area.

PG&E assessment crew is en route to the outage. Preliminary time of restoration is 11:15 pm.

April 2, 2020 at 7:50 PM There are 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nevada County

Total Nevada County Residents
Positive Tests30
Deaths0
Eastern Nevada County Residents
Positive Tests20
Deaths0
Western Nevada County Residents
Positive Tests10
Deaths0

April 2, 2020 at 7:46 PM Units en route to check a possible escaped debris burn on Rock Creek Road near Running Horse.

April 2, 2020 at 6:39 PM Creek IC reports the fire is a structure fire, contained to a mobile home, three vehicles and a large pile. All units will be committed for two to three hours.

April 2, 2020 at 6:19 PM Additional resources, including a water tender, requested to the Natchez Creek Road incident off Robinson Mill Road between Robinson Mill and Rackerby.

April 2, 2020 at 5:57 PM Watch the Virtual Townhall on Volunteering in Nevada County on demans here

April 2, 2020 at 8:33 AM Dry, mild and somewhat breezy today, weekends storm systems lined up to bring rain and snow. Come the weekend, a series of storm systems will move across California which will bring periods of rain, mountain snow, and gusty winds through early next week. Practice physical distancing when you drive on slick roads! Heavy mountain snow is expected this weekend. Avoid travel if possible but if you must drive, leave extra space between you and other cars.

April 2, 2020 at 8:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 1, 2020 at 2:42 PM Dog Fire is contained at 1/4 acre, mop up operations in progress. Units will be committed for approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours.

April 1, 2020 at 2:31 PM Dog IC reports units at scene making progress. CAL FIRE and Higgins Fire units working the fire.

April 1, 2020 at 2:22 PM Units are arriving at scene on Dog Bar Road. The escaped debris burn is reported as about a 1/4 acre, burning at a slow rate of spread.

April 1, 2020 at 2:12 PM Reported vegetation fire, escaped debris burn, on Dog Bar Road near Taylor Crossing Road. Units en route.

April 1, 2020 at 10:42 AM The Union’s 35th Annual Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show, has been postponed to October 17th and 18th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley

April 1, 2020 at 9:53 AM Power outage along Oak Meadow Road and Bald Mountain Road. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

April 1, 2020 at 9:51 AM NSJ Fire is on scene of the car fire at Silverthorne and Jackass Flats. They are reporting a fully involved car, they can handle with one additional engine and one water tender. There is no extension to the wildland.

April 1, 2020 at 9:39 AM Vehicle fire on Jackass Flats Road near Silverthorne Lane on the San Juan ridge, possible extension to the wildland. Units are en route.

April 1, 2020 at 7:24 AM A little breezy and a little warmer today and Thursday. Quiet and seasonal through Friday, then a chance of widespread precip by Saturday afternoon.

April 1, 2020 at 7:09 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 1, 2020 at 7:00 AM There are 26 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nevada County

Total Nevada County Residents
Positive Tests26
Deaths0
Eastern Nevada County Residents
Positive Tests18
Deaths0
Western Nevada County Residents
Positive Tests8
Deaths0

Positive tests will include those who have died. Counts will be updated as soon as we have new information. 

April 1, 2020 at 6:59 AM You can find last month’s log here.