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June 5, 2020 at 4:15 PM Air ambulance has landed for the accident on Hwy 49.
June 5, 2020 at 3:20 PM Vehicle rollover accident on northbound Hwy 49 at Sweetland Road. Units en route
June 5, 2020 at 1:09 PM Fire has been knocked down, releasing resources.
June 5, 2020 at 12:38 PM Units at scene on Hwy 20 report 1/4 acre, slow rate of spread and canceling some of the incoming units.
June 5, 2020 at 12:31 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Burlington Ridge/Chalk Bluff area was the Hwy 20 incident.
June 5, 2020 at 12:28 PM Units at scene on Hwy 20 are making good progress.
June 5, 2020 at 12:16 PM Escaped debris pile on a non-burn day on Hwy 20 near Pioneer Trail, numerous engines en route.
June 5, 2020 at 12:04 PM Residential structure fire in Colfax on Old Grass Valley Road, units on scene.
June 5, 2020 at 11:25 AM Accident near the Sunset Mobile Home Park on Rough&Ready Highway, units are at scene.
June 5, 2020 at 7:30 AM The planned prescribed burn at Beale Air Force Base has been postponed due to unfavorable weather conditions.
June 5, 2020 at 6:48 AM Cooler! A big cool down is happening, with even cooler temperatures on the way for the weekend. The system will bring some afternoon thunderstorms on Saturday, mainly in the northern Sacramento Valley and surrounding foothills and mountains.
June 5, 2020 at 6:40 AM Today is a No Burn day.
June 4, 2020 at 4:08 PM A line is down in the roadway on Ridge Road at Slate Creek. Traffic is backed up in both directions. Please use an alternate route if possible.
June 4, 2020 at 3:05 PM Air Attack has released Tanker 88 and the helicopter over the fire. They were not needed.
June 4, 2020 at 2:48 PM Reported grass fire on Marysville Road in Oregon House near Texas Hill Road.
June 4, 2020 at 2:06 PM Wolf Road at Garden Bar Road will be closed through the night after a vehicle vs pole accident. Power is out for 9 PG&E customers.
June 4, 2020 at 8:03 AM
June 4, 2020 at 7:25 AM Another day of heat before temperatures begin to cool. Temperatures are going to be hot for one more day, then a big cool down occurs. Highs today are about 15 degrees above normal, but by Sunday they be about 15 degrees below normal.
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June 4, 2020 at 6:51 AM Today is a No Burn Day.
June 3, 2020 at 7:04 PM All lanes are open again on Hwy 174, emergency services returning to their respective stations.
June 3, 2020 at 6:55 PM Magnitude 5.5 earthquake in SoCal: Location with respect to nearby cities:
16.9 km (10.5 mi) S of Searles Valley, California
22.0 km (13.6 mi) E of Ridgecrest, California
74.4 km (46.1 mi) NE of California City, California
87.8 km (54.4 mi) NNW of Barstow, California
378.2 km (234.5 mi) NNW of Mexicali, Mexico
June 3, 2020 at 6:07 PM Units are at scene of a vehicle accident on Hwy 174 between the Bear River bridge and Hansen Lane. Expect significant delays and use an alternate route of possible.
June 3, 2020 at 5:54 PM Latest Nevada County update
June 3, 2020 at 9:15 AM Units en route to check a debris fire on a non-burn day off Black Sands Mine Road.
June 3, 2020 at 8:18 AM Hot today and tomorrow, big cool down this weekend. Significant heat is expected across interior NorCal today – Thursday. Be sure to limit outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day and stay hydrated. It may be tempting to cool off in the river during this hot weather, but the water can be deadly. Area waterways are running very cold & fast due to snow melt. Always watch children near the water & wear a life vest.
June 3, 2020 at 7:43 AM Today is a No Burn Day.
June 2, 2020 at 11:42 PM Echo IC reports no fire, likely an HVAC issue, all units are available.
June 2, 2020 at 11:09 PM Reported residential structure fire on Echo Blue Drive in Lake Wildwood, numerous units en route. Reported as strong smell of smoke coming from vents.
June 2, 2020 at 9:21 PM Nevada County confirmed COVID-19 cases increases to 48. Six additional confirmed cases in Eastern Nevada County. Five of the residents are closely connected with a common exposure; the sixth was a person who had no symptoms.
June 2, 2020 at 4:19 PM Six new active cases of COVID-19 in eastern Nevada County.
June 2, 2020 at 1:10 PM
June 2, 2020 at 1:09 PM The fire on Perimeter Road is fully contained at 1-2 acres. Mop-up is in progress and some resources are being released.
June 2, 2020 at 1:00 PM All aircraft are being released, Air Attack is returning to McClellan and Tanker 88 is heading back to Grass Valley.
June 2, 2020 at 12:55 PM Aircraft overhead, Tanker 88 – which started the summer rotation yesterday – and Air Attack 505 are monitoring the situation.
June 2, 2020 at 12:51 PM Perimeter IC reports they can handle with the crew en route, no need for the dozer. They have it about 70% contained. Mop-up will take a while.
June 2, 2020 at 12:48 PM The fire on Perimeter Road appears to be an unattended, escaped debris burn. Approximately 100 by 50ft.
June 2, 2020 at 12:46 PM Firefighters are at scene of a vegetation fire on the 19800 block of Perimeter Road. Grass fire, making good progress.
June 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM KVMR 89.5 FM will go off the air for 8 minutes and 46 seconds at 11 a.m. this morning in solidarity with other community radio stations across the nation.
This action is in honor and memory of George Floyd, who was choked to death by a Minneapolis police officer last week despite pleas from civilian witnesses and Floyd himself to let him breathe.
June 2, 2020 at 10:36 AM Car vs deer on northbound Hwy 49 at Auburn Road.
June 2, 2020 at 8:30 AM High Heat Risk today through Thursday. Well above normal temperatures expected today through Thursday creating Moderate to High Heat Risk in the Valley and foothills. Morning low temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s to low 70s, which will not provide much overnight relief from the heat. Heat related illnesses can occur due to prolonged exposure to these temperatures, including to the general population. There is a slight chance of isolated afternoon mountain showers and thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday south of Highway 50. Cooler weather with shower chances return for the weekend.
June 2, 2020 at 7:20 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 required, and 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.
June 1, 2020 at 7:33 PM
June 1, 2020 at 6:09 PM
June 1, 2020 at 7:59 AM Showers moving out, heat moves in. A few late-day showers and thunderstorms will be possible across the mountains. Warmer temperatures take hold across interior NorCal today.
June 1, 2020 at 7:21 AM Today is a permissible burn day, with a burn permit. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts. Burn hot & clean.
June 1, 2020 at 7:00 AM You can find last month’s log here.