Happening Now – February 2020

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February 24, 2020 at 3:04 PM Northbound lanes blocked on Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive after an accident. Emergency services on scene.

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February 24, 2020 at 1:34 PM

February 24, 2020 at 1:29 PM Releasing some resources from the Old Airport incident.

February 24, 2020 at 1:24 PM Reported fire on Old Airport Road in Auburn is now a vegetation fire, additional units en route.

February 24, 2020 at 1:01 PM Numerous resources are staging on Old Airport Road in Auburn. Reported residential structure fire, difficult access.

February 24, 2020 at 12:07 PM A break in a Nevada Irrigation District (NID) treated water mainline is disrupting service in the Slate Creek Road, Ridge Road area from Hughes to Carrie Drive in Grass Valley. Crews have responded and currently are making repairs. Service is anticipated to be restored around 7:00 pm on Monday evening. Check the NID website for updates. Click here.
https://nidwater.com/2020/02/slate-creek-road-emergency/

February 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM CAL FIRE is working a training fire in the Lotus area north of Hwy 49. Air Attack 310 and tankers on scene. Training only.

February 24, 2020 at 9:27 AM Units in Auburn have located a legal burn pile, returning to their station.

February 24, 2020 at 9:17 AM Smoke check in Auburn on Bell Road and Richardson Drive, units en route.

February 24, 2020 at 8:14 AM Reported aircraft fire is a mechanical issue only. One engine is responding as a precautionary measure. All others remain in their stations.

February 24, 2020 at 7:15 AM Breezy today and Tuesday, persistent warming trend all week long. Breezy northerly will develop across the region today.

February 23, 2020 at 2:49 PM

February 23, 2020 at 2:31 PM Units at scene off Hwy 20 report this to be a legal debris burn, canceling all incoming units.

February 23, 2020 at 2:28 PM Units in the area on Hwy 20 report a burn pile, they will investigate.

February 23, 2020 at 2:21 PM Reported vegetation fire on Hwy 20, just west of Melody Lane in the Penn Valley area. Units en route.

February 23, 2020 at 2:14 PM IC reports the fire has been knocked down. Incoming units should make access of Birchville Road.

February 23, 2020 at 2:05 PM Units have arrived at scene on Serendipity Lane. Reporting the fire is burning at a slow rate of spread, they are starting a hoselay.

February 23, 2020 at 1:51 PM Vegetation fire, reported as an escaped debris burn by neighbor, on Serendipity Lane on the San Juan Ridge. Units from CAL FIRE, North San Juan, Pike and Camptonville en route.

February 22, 2020 at 9:24 PM All units canceled for the reported fire, false alarm.

February 22, 2020 at 9:07 PM Report of a possible fire on Lost Ranch Way, units en route.

February 22, 2020 at 2:08 PM Fleming IC reports the fire is fully contained at 1 acre, all units are released.

February 22, 2020 at 11:45 AM Per Fleming IC, two brush engines, one water tender to continue in. All other resources can cancel and return to their stations.

February 22, 2020 at 11:38 AM First unit at scene on the Fleming incident reports no signage at the property, they are making access to the fire now. The dozer, the water tenders and the large engines are to stage on McCourtney, smaller Type 3 engines to continue in.

February 22, 2020 at 11:32 AM Fleming incident reported to be burning in a creek drainage.

February 22, 2020 at 11:30 AM Escaped control burn on Fleming Road and McCourtney Road in the Kilaga Springs area, moving towards homes. Units en route.

February 22, 2020 at 11:25 AM Water tender has been canceled for the Ananda incident.

February 22, 2020 at 11:22 AM Small grass fire reported at Ananda Village, units en route.

February 22, 2020 at 9:34 AM Weather: No change in sight. Warm February temperatures this afternoon will decrease by a few degrees on Sunday.

February 21, 2020 at 9:18 AM Tahoe National Forest firefighters will conduct a prescribed burn today on the Pendola extension near Camptonville. Smoke from the 90-acre planned burn will be visible in Camptonville, North San Juan and surrounding areas. Firefighters will remain on scene until the project is completed, there is no need to report the smoke.

February 21, 2020 at 7:01 AM Dry with above normal daytime temperatures expected through the weekend. Slight chance of showers over the Sierra Nevada, south of Highway 50, later today into Saturday.

February 21, 2020 at 6:48 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. 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.

February 20, 2020 at 5:05 PM

February 20, 2020 at 3:40 PM Report of a possible structure fire, black smoke seen, on East Burris Road near Fruitland Road, Loma Rica Fire District.

February 20, 2020 at 3:01 PM Accident on Champion Mine Road at Newtown Road in Nevada City, one vehicle involved.

February 20, 2020 at 12:23 PM North San Juan Fire units at scene at Hessche Ave. NSJ Fire reports the fire is still withing control lines established by homeowner, canceling all incoming units.

February 20, 2020 at 12:18 PM Reported vegetation fire, escaped debris burn, Hwy 49 and Hessche Ave in North San Juan, numerous resources en route.

February 20, 2020 at 7:36 AM Weather on repeat with above normal daytime high temperatures. Variable cloudiness today, but dry weather prevails with above normal daytime high temperatures.

February 20, 2020 at 7:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. 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.

February 19, 2020 at 2:52 PM Units in the area at Taco Bell report nothing showing.

February 19, 2020 at 2:49 PM Dumpster fire at Taco Bell in the Brunswick Basin, units en route.

February 19, 2020 at 10:59 AM

February 19, 2020 at 8:50 AM Units at scene on Bell Road report minor short circuit only, they can handle. All incoming units are being canceled.

February 19, 2020 at 8:45 AM Electrical hazard at the Baptist Church on Bell Road in Auburn. Sparking from an electrical socket, evacuation in progress. Numerous units en route.

February 19, 2020 at 8:26 AM On Monday, February 17, CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire Department announced a Hazardous Fuel Reduction (HFR) burn scheduled for today, February 19, at the Butte Fire Center in Magalia. Due to unfavorable weather conditions, including the possibility of high winds on the ridge, this HFR burn is postponed. We will be closely monitoring conditions here and in all parts of the county, and will attempt to complete this burn within the next two weeks.

February 19, 2020 at 7:26 AM Today’s weather is a re-run from yesterday – dry and mild. No change in conditions, no precip in sight.

February 19, 2020 at 7:21 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. 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.

February 18, 2020 at 12:56 PM

February 18, 2020 at 12:32 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the structure, starting overhaul operations.

February 18, 2020 at 12:30 PM

February 18, 2020 at 12:28 PM Primary search of the residence has not found another person, secondary search initiated to confirm the result.

February 18, 2020 at 12:20 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the first floor and basement fire, working on the second floor. Again, please avoid the area.

February 18, 2020 at 12:14 PM Firefighters still attempting to locate a person within the structure, rescue operation is ongoing.

February 18, 2020 at 12:10 PM Empire IC is directing vertical vent operations to start. Firefighters are starting to make some progress on knockdown.

February 18, 2020 at 12:09 PM Empire IC is requesting additional resources to the fire. Now a 2 alarm fire. JOA engine and Ophir Hill FD responding additionally.

February 18, 2020 at 12:08 PM Units at scene on East Empire are focusing on rescue operation first. Resources are attempting to contain the back side of the fire, water supply has been established. Onlookers need to move back and let firefighters have access to the scene.

February 18, 2020 at 12:04 PM First unit at scene reports heavy smoke coming from the structure.

February 18, 2020 at 12:03 PM Units en route to the structure fire report seeing the column from a distance. Please avoid the area. East Empire, Miners Trail and South Auburn will be shut down.

February 18, 2020 at 12:01 PM Ambulance requested to the structure fire on East Empire, one person possibly unconcious in the house.

February 18, 2020 at 11:59 AM Reported residential structure fire on East Empire Street in Grass Valley, numerous units en route.

February 18, 2020 at 10:57 AM Firefighter standby for a fuel leak on Bank Street in Grass Valley.

February 18, 2020 at 9:17 AM Tahoe National Forest firefighters are on scene of the Buckeye incident. Approximately 2-3 acres, burning at a slow rate of spread. Firefighters are improving lines , there is no threat of growth. Smoke can be seen in the Cascade Shores area.

February 18, 2020 at 7:06 AM Dry and mild conditions throughout the week. Dry and mild weather will continue across interior NorCal today. Highs will be around 4 to 8 degrees above average for mid-February.

February 18, 2020 at 7:00 AM Today is a NO BURN day in Nevada and Sierra counties.

February 17, 2020 at 8:34 PM

February 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM Several engines and patrols have thoroughly checked the Buckeye area. Piles from last week are putting up some smoke. Firefighters have located one fire, reported as creeping in smoldering (slow rate of spread) above Buckeye.

February 17, 2020 at 6:44 PM Smoke check in the Buckeye/Cascade Shores area.

February 17, 2020 at 4:16 PM Check on a burn pile in Smartsville.

February 17, 2020 at 4:06 PM Peardale/Chicago Park Fire en route to check for a possible burn pile on Hwy 174 across from Meadow Drive. Today is a NO BURN day.

February 17, 2020 at 3:41 PM Check for a possible burn pile on Peoria Road, on a non burn day. Loma Rica Fire en route.

February 17, 2020 at 3:31 PM All units released from the motorcycle accident on Hwy 49

February 17, 2020 at 3:08 PM Motorcycle accident on Hwy 49 near Independence Trail. North San Juan and Nevada County Consolidated engines in route with medic.

February 17, 2020 at 2:33 PM Updates on the Antelope Fire in Sierra County will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/antelope/

February 17, 2020 at 6:33 AM Reminder: Today is a NO BURN day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra and Yuba counties.

February 17, 2020 at 6:29 AM Breezy north winds through mid-week. Mild temperatures will continue across the region today.

February 17, 2020 at 12:46 AM Per PG&E, power has been restored to all customers.

February 17, 2020 at 12:37 AM Outage is being reduced, power is restored in Alta Sierra.

February 17, 2020 at 12:29 AM PG&E crews are assessing the cause at the outage location.

February 17, 2020 at 12:03 AM PG&E assessment crew is en route to the outage. Once at the outage, they will attempt to reroute power for most of the affected area.

February 16, 2020 at 10:57 PM Chief 57 is canceling all incoming resources to the electrical hazard. No electrical hazard, just a smoking burn pile.

February 16, 2020 at 10:49 PM Firefighters in the power outage area are responding to an electrical hazard. As a reminder, treat any down power line as live and to not attempt to drive over down lines.

February 16, 2020 at 10:33 PM Reader reporting a power outage on Greenhorn Access Road. 4,531 customer affected. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

February 16, 2020 at 7:38 PM No medical need at the Hwy 49/Reservoir St. incident. Al units returning to their stations.

February 16, 2020 at 7:07 PM Emergency services en route to Hwy 49 and Reservoir Street in North San Juan, staging.

February 16, 2020 at 3:57 PM Tomorrow, Monday Feb. 17, 2020 is a NO BURN day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra and Yuba counties.

February 16, 2020 at 1:36 PM Griffith IC reports firefighters have a line around the escaped burn pile. The fire escaped the property. Units at scene can handle.

February 16, 2020 at 1:33 PM One additional engine and one water tender to continue to Griffith Drive, all other incoming units can cancel.

February 16, 2020 at 1:30 PM Units on McCourtney/Griffith Drive report approximately 1/4 acre i short, mowed, grass.

February 16, 2020 at 1:27 PM Refuge IC is canceling some incoming units, one engine, one water tender to continue in. Firefighters are making good progress.

February 16, 2020 at 1:26 PM Reported vegetation fire, escaped debris burn, on McCourtney Road. Units en route.

February 16, 2020 at 1:22 PM First unit has arrived on scene at North Columbia on Refuge Road, all units to stage on the left when they arrive.

February 16, 2020 at 1:10 PM Reported vegetation fire on Refuge Road in the Cruzon Grade Road area, started by equipment. Units en route.

February 16, 2020 at 11:52 AM All units are canceled from the Witt incident. Pile is under control again, the property owners do not require assistance anymore.

February 16, 2020 at 11:50 AM Witt IC is requesting incoming units to stage at their current locations, canceling the water tender.

February 16, 2020 at 11:47 AM First units have arrived at scene, access is on Bitney Springs Road.

February 16, 2020 at 11:46 AM Units en route from Grass Valley to the fire on Witt Lane will have to pass several hundred cyclists on Bitnet Springs Road. The escaped debris burn is at the end of Witt Lane.

February 16, 2020 at 11:41 AM Escaped debris burn on Witt Lane near Bitney Springs Road, reported as a 15 by 20 fire. Units en route.

February 16, 2020 at 9:52 AM Mild and dry weather continues for most of interior NorCal through the upcoming week. A few isolated light mountain showers are possible through this afternoon, mainly north of Lassen Park. Gusty northerly winds develop tomorrow with locally gusty winds continuing through midweek. With the prolonged dry weather, this may make for easier fire starts if using outdoor equipment or burning outdoors near tall grasses. Temperatures this upcoming week continue to be slightly above normal.

February 15, 2020 at 7:57 PM Solo vehicle accident on westbound Hwy 20 near Lowell Hill Road. Car into a tree, emergency services en route.

February 15, 2020 at 6:06 PM Escaped burn in the area of Loma Rica Road and Lone Tree Way in Loma Rica. Units en route.

February 15, 2020 at 12:26 PM Forward progress of the escaped debris burn has been stopped at about 1/4 acre on Running M Drive. Units at scene can handle, canceling incoming water tender and engines.

February 15, 2020 at 12:14 PM Escaped debris burn on Running M Drive in south county, units are at scene.

February 15, 2020 at 9:52 AM Cloudy weekend, breezy start to the week. Another mild day is expected Saturday for interior Northern California. Most areas stay nice in to Sunday but a few mountains showers will be possible. Breezy winds develop Monday.

February 15, 2020 at 8:50 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. 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.

February 14, 2020 at 11:46 PM Firefighters at Edwards Crossing have found no sign of any occupants, neither inside the vehicle or in the surrounding area.

February 14, 2020 at 11:39 PM Vehicle off the roadway, possibly in the river, on North Bloomfield at Edwards Crossing. Emergency services are on site.

February 14, 2020 at 11:00 PM Boulder in the roadway on westbound Hwy 20 near Harmony Ridge.

February 14, 2020 at 7:58 PM

February 14, 2020 at 4:07 PM Power has been restored to all customers along Lake Vera/Purdon Road.

February 14, 2020 at 11:50 AM Outage along Lake Vera/Purdon was caused by tree work. The line near Mandolin Way is being replaced. Crews are on site and the new estimated time of restoration is 5:30 pm.

February 14, 2020 at 10:32 AM Outage is caused by a downed line, firefighters are on scene, no fire reported.

February 14, 2020 at 10:21 AM Power outage affecting the whole circuit running from Lake Vera/Purdon Road to Round Mountain. No cause or estimated time of restoration yet. 216 customers affected. PG&E assessment crew is en route to the outage.

February 14, 2020 at 10:03 AM Power outage on New Rome Road, reported to PG&E. YubaNet is up and running thanks to our generator!

February 14, 2020 at 9:52 AM Units on Airport Road report a regular burn pile, not escaped from control line.

February 14, 2020 at 9:48 AM Ophir Hill units en route to check a control burn on Partridge Road.

February 14, 2020 at 9:42 AM Escaped control burn on Airport Road outside of Nevada City, units en route.

February 14, 2020 at 7:57 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. 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.

February 14, 2020 at 7:56 AM Dry and mild today, a few clouds but no precip over the weekend. Next system brushes across the area Saturday night into Sunday, but similar to the past several systems, little if any precipitation is expected.

February 13, 2020 at 4:05 PM Forward progress stopped, 45 minutes fort units to mop-up the escaped debris burn in the Dobbins area.

February 13, 2020 at 3:46 PM First unit at scene on Morning Star reports a 30 by 30 spot burning at a slow rate of spread.

February 13, 2020 at 3:40 PM Escaped debris burn is on Morning Star Lane in Dobbins, units are at scene

February 13, 2020 at 3:34 PM Escaped debris burn in the Dobins area, units en route

February 13, 2020 at 12:34 PM Property owner on Sumi has called back, they managed to contain the fire.

February 13, 2020 at 12:30 PM Reported vegetation fire on Sumi Road off Whittlesey Lane on the San Juan Ridge. Caller reports the neighbor is requesting help for an escaped debris burn, approximately the size of a house. No water at the site. Units en route.

February 13, 2020 at 10:53 AM Northbound Hwy 49 is clear again.

February 13, 2020 at 10:30 AM Two-car vehicle accident on northbound Hwy 49 on Tadpole Creek, one vehicle off the roadway, one in the roadway. Northbound lane of Hwy 49 is blocked. Emergency services on scene, use caution in the area.

February 13, 2020 at 8:02 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. 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.

February 13, 2020 at 7:44 AM Slight cooling today and tomorrow, but still balmy temps for February. Dry and mild weather will continue across the region today.

February 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM Expect heavy traffic on Hwy 20.

February 12, 2020 at 9:42 AM Tahoe National Forest Yuba River will be burning approximately 5 acres of piles in the Camptonville area in the MM unit. Smoke will be visible in Camptonville and the North San Juan area. There is no need to report the smoke, firefighters will remain on scene until the burn is completed.

February 12, 2020 at 7:42 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. 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.

February 12, 2020 at 7:41 AM No change, no precip in forecast. Warm and dry weather continues today across interior NorCal.

February 11, 2020 at 3:00 PM

February 11, 2020 at 2:50 PM

February 11, 2020 at 2:45 PM Firefighters are working on knocking down the structure fire, one patient will be treated by medics.

February 11, 2020 at 2:43 PM

February 11, 2020 at 2:37 PM Deer IC is requesting two water tenders to report to the fire, hose lays are impractical – several thousand feet of hose would be needed.

February 11, 2020 at 2:35 PM There is no immediate threat to other structures, firefighters are establishing water supply to the fire.

February 11, 2020 at 2:34 PM First unit at scene reports difficult access, larger engines will be unable to access. Incoming units need to prepare for a long hose lay. Small, outbuilding-type two-story structure is fully involved, some extension to the vegetation.

February 11, 2020 at 2:30 PM Reported structure fire on Lothlorien Lane off Deer Creek Lane in Nevada City, numerous units are en route

February 11, 2020 at 10:13 AM @NCCFIRE nevadacityfirefighters @grassvalleyfire
Live fire training today. You may see smoke in the Sierra College area.

February 11, 2020 at 7:20 AM Diminishing winds, rising temperatures through the remainder of the week. Warm and dry weather will continue across NorCal today.

February 10, 2020 at 11:48 AM One lane of Sacramento Street will be shut down while the tree is being removed.

February 10, 2020 at 11:45 AM Communications and power lines overhanging Sacramento Street in Nevada City after a tree has fallen into the lines. Emergency services are on scene, PG&E has been contacted, Public Works is en route as well.

February 10, 2020 at 9:56 AM Accident on Hwy 20 near Marysville Road, emergency servies en route.

February 10, 2020 at 8:38 AM Accident in Alta Sierra on Francis Drive near Alta Sierra Drive. Two cars involved, no injuries reported. Emergency services are on scene, the roadway is clear.

February 10, 2020 at 8:30 AM Today is a NO BURN day in Nevada, Placer and Sierra counties due to predicted winds and low humidity.

February 10, 2020 at 8:15 AM A car backing out of a driveway hit a school bus on Norlene Way in Alta Sierra, no injuries reported. One lane is blocked.

February 10, 2020 at 7:20 AM Breezy north to east winds will continue across the region today. Winds won’t be as strong as Sunday’s.

February 9, 2020 at 6:59 PM 48 customers out of power in Penn Valley between Hwy 20 and Squirrel Creek. PG&E is assessing the cause at the outage location, no estimated time of restoration yet.

February 9, 2020 at 3:18 PM Units en route to check a possible control burn on Nelson Drive in North Auburn.

February 9, 2020 at 3:17 PM Units at scene on Black Oak Road report a false alarm, burnt food only.

February 9, 2020 at 3:06 PM Reported residential structure fire (smoke alarm) on Black Oak Road in Auburn, units en route.

February 9, 2020 at 2:20 PM The wind advisory for the Foothills has been extended to 10 am on Monday.

February 9, 2020 at 1:14 PM Power outage in Grass Valley has been resolved, all customers restored.

February 9, 2020 at 12:45 PM Units at scene on Rough&Ready Hwy report a tree branch on the power lines. Waiting for PG&E crews.

February 9, 2020 at 12:37 PM Power outage affecting 1,560 customers in the Grass Valley area. PG&E is assessing the cause at the outage location.

February 9, 2020 at 12:34 PM Electrical hazard on Rough&Ready Hwy, reported tree in the power lines. Lines are arcing, units enroute.

February 9, 2020 at 12:25 PM Iowa Hill Road in the Colfax area, power lines down, units en route.

February 9, 2020 at 11:56 AM Electrical hazard, tree in the power lines at the intersection of Marguerite Mine and Auburn Ravine Road in Auburn, units en route.

February 9, 2020 at 11:43 AM Tree leaning, threatening power lines and a home on Cedar Ridge Drive, units en route.

February 9, 2020 at 11:40 AM Tree down, blocking the northbound lane on Greenhorn Road near Brunswick Road.

February 9, 2020 at 11:35 AM Reported power lines down across a house and a car on Curlile Court in Rough&Ready. Units en route.

February 9, 2020 at 11:23 AM Quail IC reports the fire is extinguished, all incoming units are being canceled.

February 9, 2020 at 11:17 AM Power outage affecting 57 customers along Streeter Road in the Higgins area. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

February 9, 2020 at 11:15 AM First unit at scene on Quail Haven Road in Colfax reports downed power lines in the area. PG&E crews are at scene, lines are de-energized. PG&E crews have mostly extinguished the fire. 268 customers are out of power.

February 9, 2020 at 11:06 AM Additional units dispatched to the reported fire in Colfax.

February 9, 2020 at 11:02 AM Reported vegetation fire in Colfax, Quail Heaven Road and Tokayana Way, units en route. Estimated to be the size of a car.

February 9, 2020 at 10:45 AM Report of an escaped burn on Scotts Flat Road, units en route.

February 9, 2020 at 10:43 AM Escaped debris burn on Old Airport Road in Auburn. Units en route.

February 9, 2020 at 10:39 AM Burn day suspended by CAL FIRE in Nevada, Yuba and Placer counties, effective immediately. NSAQMD is updating the burn day status now.

February 9, 2020 at 10:04 AM Scanner chatter being heard about a fire at NU is only a drill – not a real fire! Firefighters are training.

February 9, 2020 at 10:03 AM Escaped debris burn was a pile from last Thursday that reignited.

February 9, 2020 at 9:58 AM Units at scene can handle, small pile only, all incoming units are being canceled.

February 9, 2020 at 9:55 AM Units in the area of Pine Hollow are attempting to locate the reported escaped debris burn.

February 9, 2020 at 9:43 AM Escaped debris burn in Penn Valley near Pine Hollow Road. Numerous units en route.

February 9, 2020 at 9:33 AM Truckee PD: Tahoe Donner: Greenleaf Way CLOSED due to tree into power lines blocking the road. Use an alternate route. Power outage in the area. Unknown estimated time for power to be restored.

February 9, 2020 at 9:31 AM 31 customers out of power on Emerald Forest Dive near Newtown Road in Nevada City. PG&E assessment crew is en route to the outage.

February 9, 2020 at 9:26 AM Dobbins Fire en route to a burn pile on Frenchtown Road and Marysville Road.

February 9, 2020 at 9:00 AM Additional outages in the Indian Springs area, 90 customers affected by 3 separate outages.

February 9, 2020 at 8:48 AM Outage on Indian Springs Road has been resolved, power restored.

February 9, 2020 at 8:38 AM Power has been restored on Jordan Street in Nevada City.

February 9, 2020 at 8:33 AM Strong winds today, dry spell continues. A strong area of low pressure dropping southward through the region is currently bringing widespread dry, gusty north to easterly winds to the area today. Across the higher terrain of the Sierra, some very light snowfall accumulations (generally under an inch) are possible, mainly south of I-80. Thus, not anticipating any travel impacts from snow at this time. Gusty winds will continue throughout the day with the strongest winds continuing into the evening hours. Winds may be more from the north-northeast in the Delta region, which may down some trees due to the wind direction. With the predominantly dry weather and gusty winds, small fire starts will be easier and caution should be taken if burning outdoors. Later in the week, a pair of weak systems may bring scattered showers to the mountains. Otherwise, expect above average temperatures for much of next week until a gradual cool down ensues on Friday into next weekend.

February 9, 2020 at 8:12 AM Per Truckee Police: Tahoe Donner: 13000 Block of Davos Drive, intersections of Innsbruck and Wiesshorn CLOSED-Tree blocking road with power lines down. Utilities Crews on scene, unknown estimated time. Avoid the area, use an alternate route.

February 9, 2020 at 8:08 AM 31 customers out of power on Jordan Street in Nevada City. crew en route.

February 9, 2020 at 8:04 AM Power outage affecting 236 customers along Indian Springs Road. PG&E crew is assessing the cause at the outage location.

February 9, 2020 at 12:34 AM Vehicle accident on the Brunswick on ramp of Hwy 49, NCSO and medics at scene.

February 8, 2020 at 11:17 AM Strong winds Sunday, dry weather continues. A system digs into the area later tonight through Sunday, with the main impact being gusty winds. While there is the potential for some light snowfall accumulations across the high terrain of the Sierra, especially south of I-80, no travel impacts are anticipated at this time. Gusty winds will develop early Sunday morning with the strongest winds expected Sunday afternoon into Sunday night. Winds may be more from the north-northeast in the Delta region, which may down some trees due to the wind direction. With the predominantly dry weather and gusty winds, small fire starts will be easier and caution should be taken if burning outdoors. For next week and perhaps beyond, the dry weather will continue

February 7, 2020 at 4:47 PM Solo vehicle accident on Oak Tree Road near Clarks Street in North San Juan, the roadway is partially blocked. Emergency services on scene.

February 7, 2020 at 4:39 PM Accident on Hwy 49 and Combie Road, emergency services are on scene. The roadway is clear now.

February 7, 2020 at 11:57 AM All units released from the Knolls incident.

February 7, 2020 at 11:35 AM Knolls IC is releasing resources back to their station.

February 7, 2020 at 11:33 AM Units at scene on Knolls Drive can handle, all incoming units can cancel.

February 7, 2020 at 11:18 AM Reported chimney fire on Knolls Drive off Magnolia Road in the Higgins area, units en route.

February 7, 2020 at 8:15 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. 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.

February 7, 2020 at 8:05 AM Mild and balmy today, cooler and windy weekend. Mild weather will continue across the region today.
Slightly cooler temperatures and breezy northerly winds are on tap this weekend.

February 6, 2020 at 4:00 PM Multiple burn piles in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area are emitting a lot of smoke. Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Placer counties. At this time, there are no escaped fires burning.

February 6, 2020 at 1:57 PM Units at scene on McCourtney Rd report mostly extinguished small spot in green grass. Releasing all incoming units.

February 6, 2020 at 1:52 PM Numerous resources en route to a reported vegetation fire on the 19300 block of McCourtney Rd between Elster Place and Windmill Lane.

February 6, 2020 at 11:23 AM Alder Creek is now open, per Truckee Police.

February 6, 2020 at 10:57 AM

Red-tailed hawk taking flight. Photo: YubaNet
Red-tailed hawk taking flight. Photo: YubaNet

February 6, 2020 at 10:37 AM Truckee Police: Alder Creek Rd from Schussing to Fjord closed do to a two vehicle accident. Use alternate routes.

February 6, 2020 at 8:21 AM Warming up today and tomorrow, windy and cool weekend ahead. Interior NorCal temperatures trend a little warmer on Thursday. Mild temperatures continue on Friday before some cooling takes place this weekend.

February 6, 2020 at 8:17 AM Yesterday evening there was a report that a Gilmore student had threatened to attack the school. In response, the student in question was immediately identified and brought in for questioning. A risk assessment was completed, law enforcement was notified and it was determined that there was no actual threat to students or the campus.

February 5, 2020 at 11:10 AM Firefighters have moved the phone line on Gold Flat, all units and the roadway are clear.

February 5, 2020 at 10:57 AM Electrical hazard on Gold Flat near New Mohawk, units en route. Reported as a truck clipping a line, unknown if power or phone.

February 5, 2020 at 7:33 AM Accident on Hwy 174 in front of the Happy Apple Kitchen, vehicle into the ditch.

February 5, 2020 at 6:50 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. 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.

February 5, 2020 at 6:42 AM Warming up: Dry weather & above normal highs are expected mid to late week. Warming trend with dry conditions through the rest of the week. Turning windy and cooler late in the weekend, with a few light Sierra snow showers on Sunday.

February 4, 2020 at 8:51 AM Today, the Tahoe National Forest is conducting pile burn at various locations on the American River Ranger District. 494 acres of piles are slated to be treated at Seed Orchard, China Wall, Forks House, and Big Oak Flat. The prescribed burns take place through the rest of the week.

February 4, 2020 at 7:28 AM Cold through early Wednesday, warming up towards the end of the week. Dry and increasingly warm weather is expected over the next few days, with forecast highs rising above normal by Wednesday. Breezy northerly winds today will decrease by this evening, remaining generally light for the rest of the week.

February 3, 2020 at 9:47 PM First unit has arrived at scene, reports they can handle with one additional engine. Canceling all additional incoming units.

February 3, 2020 at 9:45 PM Reported vegetation fire on Owl Creek Road near Jones Bar Road in the Penn Valley area. Reported as approximately 300 ft long, not a control burn.

February 3, 2020 at 2:22 PM Reported barn on fire on Littlefield Road off Fruitland Road in Loma Rica is a burn pile. Canceling all units.

February 3, 2020 at 12:57 PM Bitney Springs Road is clear again.

February 3, 2020 at 12:34 PM Tree down, one lane blocked, on the 13300 block of Bitney Springs Road. Public Works is en route to clear the roadway.

February 3, 2020 at 11:28 AM Beginning Monday, February 3, 2020, the US Forest Service will conduct widespread prescribed fire activities near Highway 20 and South-East of Scotts Flat reservoir outside of Nevada City. The prescribed fire activities include pile burn units that are part of the Western County Community Defense Project. In total, these activities will encompasses over 400 acres. Prescribed fire activities are expected to last through Friday, February 7, 2020. More info here: https://yubanet.com/regional/widespread-prescribed-fire-activities-near-nevada-city-february-3-7/

February 3, 2020 at 9:03 AM

February 3, 2020 at 8:18 AM Overturned vehicle near Bear River High School. Passersby have extricated the driver from the vehicle. Emergency services en route.

February 3, 2020 at 7:55 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. 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.

February 3, 2020 at 7:22 AM Freezing temperatures through Wednesday. Chilly overnight lows are expected tonight into midweek. The coldest temperatures are expected Monday night, with Valley lows dropping into the upper 20s to mid 30s. Dress in extra layers & don’t forget to bring your pets indoors!

February 2, 2020 at 5:16 PM I-80 at Nyack: Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles except four wheel/ all wheel drive vehicles with snow-tread tires on all four wheels. (Four wheel/all wheel drive vehicles must carry traction devices in chain control areas).

February 2, 2020 at 5:15 PM Solo vehicle accident, partially blocking the roadway, on eastbound Hwy 20 at Lowell Hill Road.

February 2, 2020 at 11:12 AM Minor Mountain Travel Impacts Today; Windy Conditions Through Monday. A weak Pacific system moving through today will bring light to locally moderate snow to the mountains with around 1 to 3 inches down to pass level expected. A few snowflakes are possible down to the upper Sierra foothills as snow levels fall this afternoon. Minor mountain travel impacts are possible. Some scattered light rain showers will affect the foothills, generally 0.10” or less. While this system moves through and as it exits, gusty northerly winds will pick up later this morning and continue into Monday. Peak wind gusts today could reach 30 to 40 mph over the Valley with even higher gusts into the mountains. Cool temperatures to continue through Tuesday with Valley highs in the low to mid 50s, roughly 4 to 8 degrees below average. Eventually another ridge moves in from the Pacific ensuring dry weather and warming temperatures through at least Friday.

February 2, 2020 at 10:17 AM

February 2, 2020 at 10:01 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. 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.

February 1, 2020 at 4:18 PM

February 1, 2020 at 11:02 AM Accident on Hwy 49 near Shoshoni Trail Court. Emergency services are on scene, vehicles are in the roadway.

February 1, 2020 at 9:32 AM Dry and warm today, precipitous drop in temperature on Sunday with gusty winds. A ridge of high pressure will keep mild weather around through Saturday with high temperatures around 5 to 10 degrees above average. A weak Pacific system moving through on Sunday will bring light to locally moderate snow to the mountains with around 2 to 4 inches down to pass level expected. As snow levels fall, some light accumulations could reach the Sierra upper foothills Sunday afternoon and evening. Minor mountain travel impacts are possible. Some light rainfall may reach the Sacramento Valley, generally 0.05” or less. While this system moves through and as it exits, gusty northerly winds will pick up on Sunday and continue into Monday. Peak wind gusts could reach 30 to 45 mph over the Valley with even higher gusts into the mountains. Looking further ahead, another ridge moves in from the Pacific ensuring dry weather for next week.

February 1, 2020 at 12:01 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. 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.

February 1, 2020 at 12:00 AM You can find last month’s log here.