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September 29, 2022 at 6:02 AM

September 28, 2022 at 8:43 PM Gold Flat off ramp (eastbound Hwy 49) is shut down until the fire is fully extinguished and the motorhome removed from the freeway. The slow lane is also closed in the area.

September 28, 2022 at 8:39 PM Firefighters at scene of the Gold incident have knock down on the engine compartment fire.

September 28, 2022 at 8:36 PM First unit at scene reports the motorhome’s engine is fully involved. No threat to the vegetation.

September 28, 2022 at 8:30 PM Motorhome towing a vehicle on fire on eastbound Hwy 49 near Gold Flat Road in Nevada City. Units dispatched.

September 28, 2022 at 8:09 PM Hwy 20 at Harmony Ridge is fully open again, the vehicle down the embankment has been recovered.

September 28, 2022 at 5:30 PM Overturned vehicle on Hwy 20 near Harmony Ridge, vehicle is over the embankment. Units dispatched.

September 28, 2022 at 5:29 PM Non-injury accident on Brunswick road near Loma Rica Drive, the roadway is clear.

September 28, 2022 at 4:01 PM First unit at scene on Voyiatzes reports small fire, 30 by 20 spot. The two closest engines, plus Air Attack and one tanker to continue in, all other resources can cancel.

September 28, 2022 at 3:53 PM Reported vegetation fire with possible structure threat on Voyiatzes Road off Stonehouse Road in the Auburn area, full wildland dispatch on order.

September 28, 2022 at 3:10 PM No fire in the Cape Horn area, both air tankers are just training.

September 28, 2022 at 1:46 PM Units at scene on Whispering Pines can handle, all others can stage or remain at their stations.

September 28, 2022 at 1:40 PM First engine on scene reports nothing showing, staff appears evacuated form the building. Firefighters will investigate.

September 28, 2022 at 1:35 PM Commercial fire alarm, smell of electrical in the building, on Whispering Pines Lane in Grass Valley, engines dispatched.

September 28, 2022 at 10:32 AM Power has been restored in North San Juan.

September 28, 2022 at 9:19 AM Power outage affecting 260 people in the North San Juan and Bullards Bar area, estimated time of restoration is 1:15 pm.

September 28, 2022 at 8:52 AM Thanks to Peardale/Chicago Park Fire Department PIO Daniel Ramey for this: Last night Peardale Chicago Park Fire and Cal Fire units responded to a vehicle fire reported from You Bet Rd and Chalk Bluff Rd. After further investigation and assistance from Hansen Brothers staff, the fire was located at the Red Dog Rd crossing of Greenhorn Creek. Nevada County Sheriff’s office and Ophir Hill Fire also responded. Luckily there was no spread to the vegetation from the burning vehicle and it was quickly extinguished.

September 28, 2022 at 8:41 AM It’s #NationalGoodNeighborDay, here’s a Thank You to all of you.

September 27, 2022 at 6:54 PM Car being towed is showing heavy smoke on Wolf Road near Duggans Road. Emergency services dispatched.

September 27, 2022 at 4:44 PM On September 27, 2022 around 2:25 PM, the Yuba County District Attorney’s Office received an anonymous phone call advising of an explosive device at their office, located within the Yuba County Courthouse, at 215 5th Street in Marysville, CA. The Sheriff’s Department was notified and the building was briefly evacuated. A sweep was conducted, no devices were located and business at the Courthouse was resumed shortly after. The investigation into the threat is on-going and being handled by the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department.

September 27, 2022 at 11:42 AM Warm and dry weather continues, with breezy winds. Warm and dry weather this week. Locally breezy at times in the Delta and mountains. Strongest winds will be in the afternoon & evening hours, especially tomorrow, with gusts up to 25-35 mph.

September 26, 2022 at 6:15 PM The two Labrador pups have been reunited with their humans. #caringpeoplegoodnews

September 26, 2022 at 4:29 PM Two Labrador pups have been found by reader Shannon on the Cascade NID ditch about 100 yards off Red Dog Road. They are safe now, in a fenced yard. Call 650-833-8356 if those are your wayward pups.

September 26, 2022 at 4:24 PM North San Juan Fire is at scene on Oak Tree Road.

September 26, 2022 at 4:08 PM Report of an extinguished small fire on Oak Tree Road across from Cherry Creek Road in North San Juan, units dispatched.

September 26, 2022 at 4:07 PM In less than 10 minutes, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will intentionally crash into asteroid Dimorphos to see if kinetic force can change its orbit. Why? If this test is successful, the same technique could be used to deflect an Earth-threatening asteroid in the future, should one ever be discovered.

September 26, 2022 at 2:48 PM About those power outages – PG&E presentation at Nevada County BOS meeting on Tuesday. It’s become almost a weekly ritual, a power outage will leave residents without utility power for several hours. Safety settings prolong the outage until the whole circuit is patrolled by crews and declared safe. While this is an option to minimize wildfire ignitions, it has caused a number of disruptions in local events, not to mention no a/c during record high temperatures. Unsurprisingly, Nevada County Supervisors have received numerous complaints from constituents due to the continuous outages. In case you would like to comment on the frequent power outages, options for comment are listed in the story.

September 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM From today’s PG&E SEC filing: According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (“Cal Fire”) and the United States Forest Service (“USFS”), on September 6, 2022, a wildfire known as the Mosquito fire ignited near OxBow Reservoir in Placer County, California. According to the incident update posted by the USFS, which assumed command of the 2022 Mosquito fire from Cal Fire, as of September 25, 2022, the fire had consumed 76,781 acres, destroyed 78 structures, damaged 13 structures and was 60% contained. The incident update did not indicate that injuries or fatalities had occurred in connection with the fire. The USFS has indicated to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (the “Utility”), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation, an initial assessment that the fire started in the area of the Utility’s power line on National Forest System lands and that the USFS is performing a criminal investigation into the 2022 Mosquito fire. On September 24, 2022, the USFS removed and took possession of one of the Utility’s transmission poles and attached equipment. The Utility’s investigation is ongoing.

September 26, 2022 at 7:31 AM Warm and dry weather continues with temperatures 5 to 10 degrees above average. Dry and mild weather will continue this week. Highs today will be similar to Sunday’s, perhaps lower by a few degrees as a short- wave passes to the north.

September 25, 2022 at 3:27 PM Major injury accident on Hwy 49 near Tyler Foote Road, vehicle vs motorcycle. Emergency services at scene.

September 25, 2022 at 3:24 PM Firefighters have located the small fire between Downieville and Sierra City, Air Attack 17 is ordering up a helicopter with a bucket. This will be the Union fire.

September 25, 2022 at 2:52 PM Smoke check near the Union Flat campground on Hwy 49 near Downieville.

September 25, 2022 at 2:35 PM Power outage has been reduced to 525 customers along Loma Rica Drive near the airport.

September 25, 2022 at 2:33 PM Some customer on the Greenhorn circuit have their power restored, according to reader Robin – thanks for the update.

September 25, 2022 at 2:21 PM Power outage in the Greenhorn area is affecting 939 customers. Crew has been dispatched, estimated time of restoration is 6:15 pm.

September 25, 2022 at 2:16 PM Power outage on Greenhorn Road. No estimate or outage area yet.

September 25, 2022 at 12:24 PM Overturned truck on Grass Valley Ave at Loma Rica Drive. Emergency services at scene, reporting minor injuries to driver.

September 24, 2022 at 6:54 PM Engines have completed a thorough area check in the Greenhorn area. Some haze, but no column visible. This will be an “unable to locate,” (UTL) incident.

September 24, 2022 at 6:12 PM Smoke check in the Greenhorn Creek area hasn’t turned up any smoke. Engines continue the area check.

September 24, 2022 at 5:41 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire in the Greenhorn Creek area, seen from the Red Dog and Chalk Bluff area by a caller. Engines to conduct a smoke check.

September 24, 2022 at 8:36 AM Reader Dede reports a power outage in Colfax.

September 23, 2022 at 4:30 PM Semi truck blocking the lanes on eastbound Hwy 20 near the Vista Point and Washington Road. Use extreme caution in the area.

September 23, 2022 at 1:10 PM Delayed Recycling and Green Waste Collections in Nevada County. According to a press release: “Customers are asked to continue to source separate materials before placing in curbside carts. WM will make every effort to collect trash, recycling and green waste separately, however, there could be occasions when materials are mixed if routes cannot be filled on a particular day. This situation is fluid and temporary. Collection of trash will always be the priority and is not impacted. Curbside trash continues to be collected as scheduled. If WM misses a recycling curbside collection, customers can take recycling to the McCourtney Road Transfer Station for free disposal. The transfer station is located at 14741 Wolf Mountain Rd, Grass Valley and is open Wednesday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. WM continues to search for drivers and is expanding the job search to include a multi-media advertising campaign to ensure all Nevada County residents and beyond are aware of WM career opportunities. New drivers can earn up to $5,000 in hiring bonuses, receive a competitive salary and have access to industry leading benefits including a free education and upskilling program that provides employees and eligible dependents a multitude of options to further their education at no cost. Those interested in a career at WM should visit wm.careers.com to find job listings in Nevada County.”

September 23, 2022 at 1:04 PM It’s been a while, but southbound Dog Bar Road is blocked by a GPS-(mis)led semi near the bridge over the Bear River.

September 23, 2022 at 12:13 PM California Department of Public Health reports 100 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County since last reported (Sept. 6). The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic stands at 18,861. Four people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

September 23, 2022 at 8:22 AM School bus vs rock, no injuries reported on Bitney Springs Road near North Ponderosa Way.

September 22, 2022 at 9:12 PM Gauthier IC reports no threat to the vegetation, firefighters have a good knockdown on the vehicle fire.

September 22, 2022 at 9:08 PM Additional resources to the truck fire on Hwy 49 to take Gauthier Drive to access the incident.

September 22, 2022 at 9:04 PM Vehicle fire, truck on fire on southbound Hwy 49 at Gauthier Drive. Emergency services are at scene, threat to the vegetation.

September 22, 2022 at 4:39 PM Reader Setsuko found this dog running on Sunshine Valley Road in Chicago Park. The pup is now at Sammie’s Friends at the Nevada County Animal Shelter.

September 22, 2022 at 3:48 PM Accident on southbound Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive, no injuries reported and the lanes are clear.

September 22, 2022 at 10:10 AM The Alta Sierra power outage has been reduced to 1,433 customers.

September 22, 2022 at 9:59 AM Dry and warming up for Fall Equinox. Sunshine and warmer temperatures will return, and by Friday temperatures will return to average. Ensembles indicate the ridge will be at maximum strength over the weekend when highs will be a little above average – lower 90s in the valley.

September 22, 2022 at 9:43 AM Power outage affecting 1,874 customers in the Alta Sierra area along Dog Bar Road. Trouble crew has been assigned, estimated time of restoration is 12:45 pm.

September 22, 2022 at 7:17 AM NevCo Connects is offering free fares on all routes in order to support the Fall Prevention Summit being held at the GV Vets Hall on Thursday Sept. 22nd, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Feel free to ride route 3 to the Vets Hall for an easy stress free ride. Free fares are made possible by a Low Carbon Transit Operations Program grant.

September 22, 2022 at 7:04 AM Tonight at 6:04 pm, celebrate the autumnal equinox – the first day of fall is here.

September 21, 2022 at 3:36 PM Homeowner on Yuba-Nevada Road is extinguishing the piles after being educated and handed a violation notice. Burning is suspended in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra counties since May19, 2022 and there has been no change.

September 21, 2022 at 3:33 PM Clearing skies will allow Thursday morning lows to drop into the 20s for many Sierra valleys. Between 4 to 8 hours of sub- freezing temperatures in the cooler valleys will be enough to harm sensitive vegetation and burst irrigation pipes. While not as cold as tonight, freezing temperatures are once again expected Thursday night. Take necessary steps to mitigate common issues that typically arise with the first hard freeze of the season. Areas of fog and freezing fog are expected to form in Sierra valleys from South Lake Tahoe northward tonight and again early Thursday morning. Reductions in visibility and slick roads and bridges are possible. Allow extra time if traveling through these areas during the early morning hours.

September 21, 2022 at 3:30 PM First unit at scene on Yuba-Nevada Road reports multiple burn piles on the property, they are making access now.

September 21, 2022 at 3:18 PM Debris fire, smoke reported by Oregon Peak lookout on the 13000 block of Yuba-Nevada Road in the Dobbins area. Units dispatched.

September 21, 2022 at 1:17 PM Small electrical fire at a residence on Buck Ridge Road in Alta Sierra, no flames or smoke seen. Engines dispatched.

September 21, 2022 at 12:27 PM Accident on the 12000 block of Red Dog Road, vehicle on its side, the roadway is partially blocked. Emergency services are at scene.

September 21, 2022 at 10:42 AM One lane blocked on Banner Lava Cap Road near Pittsburg Mine Road after a solo vehicle accident. Emergency services dispatched for the overturned vehicle.

September 21, 2022 at 9:49 AM Ludwig, the wayward Airedale, was found. He had a sleepover at a neighbor’s house – without telling his humans first. All is well.

September 21, 2022 at 9:40 AM Cattle standing in the roadway (spontaneous protest?) on McCourtney Road near South Forbes Road in Placer County.

September 21, 2022 at 7:11 AM Have you seen this pup? Ludwig, a large Airedale mix, has been missing since yesterday off Indian Springs and Simple Justice Rd. If you see him, please contact his humans Adam or Carianne at 530-687-2808 or 530-401-6500.

Ludwig

September 20, 2022 at 3:52 PM A lone tire is causing a traffic hazard on southbound Hwy 49 at Carriage Road in south county. Small traffic break requested for Caltrans to safely retrieve the wayward tire.

September 20, 2022 at 10:45 AM Good point!

September 20, 2022 at 10:38 AM Flooding impacts possible from thunderstorms and rain later today and Wednesday. Rain rates of 0.5-1 inch per hour are possible today over the Coastal Range and Sierra north of Highway 50. Heavy rain possible over Mosquito, Dutch, LNU Complex, North Complex, & Dixie West burn areas, but rain rates expected to remain below debris flow thresholds.

September 20, 2022 at 7:38 AM The word of the day is “waterdog.” A pocket of fog that collects in mountains after rain or thunderstorms. It looks like a smoke plume, but it’s just water vapor.

Not a smoke plume, but a waterdog

September 19, 2022 at 8:40 PM Husky found on Yuba river. Well behaved, describe collar to claim him, call 530-648-7016.

September 19, 2022 at 4:31 PM Accident on Hwy 49 near Empire Street, vehicle went off the roadway. Emergency services dispatched.

September 19, 2022 at 3:30 PM A reminder, The League of Women Voters of Nevada County will hold a candidate forum for Nevada County Board of Supervisors District 3, with candidates Patti Ingram Spencer and Lisa Swarthout, on Monday, September 19 at 6 p.m. at the Rood Center. The forum will be livestreamed.

September 19, 2022 at 3:06 PM Bovine stroll alert on Condor Way off Hammonton-Smartsville Road. Please watch out for this duo taking in the sights. Thanks to reader Melissa for the phot and the heads up.

September 19, 2022 at 2:00 PM No fire near Bullards, waterdogs (water vapor that looks like smoke) and people’s woodstoves going.

September 19, 2022 at 12:59 PM Traffic hazard on Hwy 49 and Brunswick Road. Car facing the wrong way after an accident, emergency services dispatched.

September 19, 2022 at 12:54 PM Smoke check in the Bullards Bar area. Units dispatched.

September 19, 2022 at 10:55 AM Three-car accident, no injuries reported, on northbound Hwy 49 at the Empire Street on ramp. The roadway is clear, emergency services are at scene.

September 19, 2022 at 9:40 AM Flooding impacts possible from thunderstorms and rain today through Wednesday. Rain rates of 0.5-1 inch are possible today over the Coastal Range, lower Sierra foothills, and Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin Valleys, including the Mosquito, Dutch, LNU Complex, August, North Complex, & Dixie West burn areas. Isolated thunderstorms may produce dangerous lightning, gusty winds, small accumulating hail, and brief heavy downpours impacting outdoor activities and recreationists.

September 19, 2022 at 6:58 AM Large tree branch in the roadway on Pleasant Valley Road near Troost Trail.

September 18, 2022 at 4:09 PM Power has been restored to all 4,057 customers in the Penn Valley area.

September 18, 2022 at 3:36 PM Partial power restoration underway on the Narrows circuit.

September 18, 2022 at 2:00 PM Smoke check 8.5 miles down Bowman Lake Road, reported abandoned camp fire. Units dispatched.

September 18, 2022 at 1:45 PM Updated outage, now affecting 4,057 customers. Cause is either transmission or substation failure.

September 18, 2022 at 1:24 PM Looks like the Narrows circuit is down. 3,387 customers affected, no estimated time of restoration yet.

September 18, 2022 at 1:13 PM Reader Bruce, who is also affected by the power outage in Penn Valley, shares that Xfinity is letting customers in the area know they may have their connectivity restored by 5:00pm.

September 18, 2022 at 1:09 PM Power outage in the Lake Wildwood, Penn Valley and Rough&Ready areas.

September 18, 2022 at 12:58 PM Units at scene on East Main Street report no hazard, returning to their station.

September 18, 2022 at 12:52 PM Power lines down on East Main Street in Grass Valley, emergency services dispatched.

September 18, 2022 at 10:39 AM Canceling all incoming units with the exception of a prevention officer to the reported vegetation fire on Dog Bar Road – a homeowner had lit a burn pile and is now extinguishing it. The outdoor burn ban is still in effect.

September 18, 2022 at 10:33 AM Reported fire on Dog Bar Road near Amber Street in the Higgins area, units dispatched. Neighbor reporting a possible vegetation fire.

September 18, 2022 at 9:19 AM A black bovine is ambling in the roadway on McCourtney Road near Ballantree Lane. Sunday walks are popular.

September 18, 2022 at 8:47 AM Widespread rain, chances for thunderstorms Monday through Wednesday. Isolated thunderstorms possible across much of the area Monday & Tuesday, continuing in the mountains Wednesday. Cooler temperatures continue through early week. Rainfall rates expected to stay below debris flow thresholds at this time, but recent burn areas, including the Dutch and Mosquito Fires, may see ash flow during heavy downpours.

September 18, 2022 at 8:11 AM Vehicle over the embankment on Hwy 49 at Moonshine Road, emergency services dispatched.

September 18, 2022 at 7:58 AM Put your (waterproof) dancing shoes on, real rain is coming. Also good news on the Mosquito Fire, containment is up to 34%.

September 17, 2022 at 3:29 PM Spike, the friendly pup found on Spenceville Road, has been reunited with his humans.

September 17, 2022 at 2:27 PM No fire in Camptonville, only lines down.

September 17, 2022 at 2:16 PM Updates on the Garden Fire in Placer County will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/garden22/

September 17, 2022 at 2:10 PM Garden IC is requesting 5 additional CAL FIRE engines.

September 17, 2022 at 2:07 PM One structure immediately threatened on the Garden incident, evacuation starting. Fire is approximately 30 acres in grass,

September 17, 2022 at 1:57 PM Reported electrical hazard, possible vegetation fire, in the Camptonville area near Pendola Raod. TNF engine dispatched.

September 17, 2022 at 1:55 PM Additional engines requested to the fire, tanker drops are starting to slow the spread.

September 17, 2022 at 1:51 PM Tankers are dropping ahead of the fire, ground resources are at scene.

September 17, 2022 at 1:48 PM Air Attack reports one structure fully involved, with 20 acres of grass burning at a moderate rate of spread into the wind. Requesting one additional tanker.

September 17, 2022 at 1:44 PM Air Attack, tanker and helicopter arriving over the Garden incident.

September 17, 2022 at 1:39 PM Reader Mary just had this beautiful and very calm dog wander onto their ranch on Spenceville Road in Penn Valley. Dog is wearing a black collar, no tags. If this is your pup, please call 530-478-1880.

September 17, 2022 at 1:34 PM Reported structure fire with extension to the vegetation on 6500 block of Garden Bar Road in Placer County, full wildland dispatch on order.

September 17, 2022 at 12:44 PM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Auburn area have reached: 452 AQI (Hazardous) on Saturday, September 17.

September 17, 2022 at 11:30 AM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Auburn area have reached: 452 AQI (Hazardous) on Saturday, September 17.

September 17, 2022 at 8:54 AM Widespread rain Sunday into early next week – with a side of smoke. Smoke from the Mosquito Fire could bring locally low visibility of less than 1/4 mile Sunday morning to areas near the fire including portions of I-80. Precipitation chances begin in northern and western California early Sunday, spreading across the rest of the area Sunday afternoon and evening.

September 17, 2022 at 8:33 AM Smoke check on Jackass Flats Road complete, no fire found, just smoke from the Mosquito Fire. All units returning to their stations.

September 17, 2022 at 8:30 AM Power outage at Rollins Park East is a scheduled maintenance outage.

September 17, 2022 at 8:23 AM The annual Yuba River cleanup is canceled due to hazardous air quality.

September 17, 2022 at 8:13 AM Reader Dave reports a power outage at Rollins Park East.

September 17, 2022 at 8:09 AM Smoke check on Jackass Flats Road on the San Juan Ridge, units dispatched.

September 17, 2022 at 7:39 AM

The heavy smoke and the resulting unhealthy/hazardous air quality should get better by noon.

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September 16, 2022 at 5:30 PM Reader Dennis reports: Light brown dog running up Lake Vera Purdon Road, passing Rock Creek Road on their way up the hill about 8 minutes ago.

September 16, 2022 at 3:16 PM Placer County Health and Human Services and the Placer County Air Pollution Control District have extended the joint air quality advisory through Monday, September 19, 2022, to notify the public of continued poor air quality conditions from smoke from the Mosquito Fire burning in both Placer and El Dorado counties. On Sunday and in the coming days, rain is expected to reduce — but not entirely eliminate — smoke, depending on fire activity.

September 16, 2022 at 3:09 PM Tonight, from 5:00 to 6:0 pm at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City: “Historian and author Gage McKinney will speak on the life of George Starr and his recently released book: Gold Mining Genius – A Life of George William Starr. Starr, a widely-known mining man, became associated with the fabulous gold-producing mine, the Empire, in 1887, through his cousin, William B. Bourn, owner of the mine. After six years in Grass Valley, Starr accompanied John Hays Hammond to South Africa on a mining venture, returning to California in 1898, when he became superintendent of the Empire mine, a post he held until his retirement in 1934. Starr was elected first president of the Gold Mining Association of America at its inaugural meeting in San Francisco in 1933. Come down to the library and learn some local history from one of Nevada County’s own scholars!”

September 16, 2022 at 2:22 PM Caller reports hearing a car vs a row of mailboxes on Wheeler Acres Road.

September 16, 2022 at 2:12 PM A trash can in the roadway on Rough and Ready Hwy at Rex Reservoir Road is creating a traffic hazard. Otherwise, it’s pretty quiet out there, the smoke is putting a damper on livestock promenades it seems.

September 16, 2022 at 8:30 AM Widespread rain this weekend into early next week. System has slightly slowed with rain chances beginning in far northern California and the Coast Range Saturday night, spreading over the rest of the area by Sunday afternoon. Rain amounts have slightly increased since yesterday’s forecast. Chances for thunderstorms Monday through Wednesday.

September 16, 2022 at 7:44 AM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Colfax area have reached: 204 AQI (Very Unhealthy) on Friday, September 16.

September 16, 2022 at 7:13 AM Motorcycle accident on Purdon Road, on the North San Juan side. Emergency services dispatched.

September 15, 2022 at 12:12 PM Before you can dance in the rain late Saturday, put the umbrella down – forecasted wind gusts ahead of the rain.

September 15, 2022 at 10:51 AM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Colfax area have reached: 227 AQI (Very Unhealthy) on Thursday, September 15.

September 15, 2022 at 9:48 AM Caltrans is alerting State Route 49 (SR-49) motorists of a new wildfire fuel reduction contract to address overgrown vegetation at various locations in Nevada County between Lime Kiln Road and McKnight Way. Fuel reduction activities are expected to occur along the 6-mile stretch of highway weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Most work will occur in shoulder areas with minimal disruptions to traffic. Short traffic holds may be required intermittently during large tree removal operations.

September 15, 2022 at 9:13 AM Widespread rain possible this weekend and early next week. Isolated thunderstorms possible Monday & Tuesday. Precipitation chances begin in far northern California Saturday evening, spreading south across the area overnight.

September 14, 2022 at 9:20 PM We were lucky to conduct an interview with SNMH’s Emergency Department Medical Director Dr. Dawn Harris today. We asked her what people can do to make it through the very bad, no good, unhealthy to hazardous air quality. Here are the Tips to breathe easier.

September 14, 2022 at 6:45 PM Vehicle off the roadway on Wolf Road and Jennifer Drive. Lots of cars stopped, emergency services arriving at scene.

September 14, 2022 at 5:56 PM Car into a support beam and the ice machine in front of the Penn Valley Market. Emergency services at scene.

September 14, 2022 at 12:57 PM Secret Air Attack has searched the area from the Three Mile Grade to Emigrant Gap, reports yesterday’s Dutch incident is putting up some smoke. Otherwise nothing showing.

September 14, 2022 at 12:52 PM Second caller puts the possible fire in the Nyack area, Air Attack 230 is looking, so far nothing showing

September 14, 2022 at 12:39 PM Single report of a possible vegetation fire on westbound I-80 at Secret Town, reported as a small spot. Full wildland dispatch on order. nothing visible on cameras yet.

September 14, 2022 at 12:03 PM Traffic hazard on Hwy 49 near Reader Ranch Road close to the 49’er bridge. Northbound lane asphalt has shifted and is sticking up – use caution in the area.

September 14, 2022 at 10:12 AM Wood palette in the roadway on eastbound Hwy 20 near Rough and Ready Hwy. Use caution in the area.

September 14, 2022 at 7:11 AM A reader sent us a sunrise photo from Sugar Loaf in Nevada City. It’s not even Halloween!

September 14, 2022 at 7:02 AM The Reno/Sparks area is experiencing hazardous air quality due to the Mosquito Fire burning to the west near Foresthill, California. Following an early morning assessment of the University of Nevada, Reno campus and area, a decision has been made to cancel in-person classes and offices, Wednesday, Sept. 14.

September 14, 2022 at 6:58 AM Cooling trend continues, chance of precip on Sunday. A cooling trend continues early this week with below normal temperatures expected through the weekend. Looking ahead at the weekend, a pattern change is on the horizon. This would keep cooler temperatures in place, bring breezy winds, and possible precipitation chances to the area. Some light snow accumulations possible above 7500 feet on Sunday.

September 14, 2022 at 6:20 AM Non-injury accident on southbound Hwy 49 at Oak drive. Two cars involved, emergency services dispatched.

September 14, 2022 at 5:36 AM Reports of a horse (with no name?) standing in the middle of the roadway on Indian Springs Road just south of Hilltop Road.

September 13, 2022 at 8:26 PM Looking ahead at the weekend, a pattern change is on the horizon. This would keep cooler temperatures in place, bring breezy winds, and possible precipitation chances to the area. Still some uncertainty in the details so stay tuned!

September 13, 2022 at 8:17 PM Evening wrap: The Dutch Fire on I-80 near Dutch Flat is 30 acres and 30% contained. All evacuations lifted,I-80 is fully open. Mosquito Fire now 57,999 acres and 25% contained.

September 13, 2022 at 3:30 PM Firefighters have been unable to locate the reported 3 by 3 spot at Weimar Cross.

September 13, 2022 at 3:10 PM Power outage affecting 1,785 customers along I-80 from Applegate to Colfax.

September 13, 2022 at 3:04 PM Reported new vegetation fire at on I-80 near Weimar Cross Road, units dispatched. Reported as a 3 by 3 spot, units in the area are unable to locate so far.

September 13, 2022 at 1:18 PM All updates on the Dutch Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/dutch22/

September 13, 2022 at 1:14 PM Retardant drop across the head of the Dutch fire.

September 13, 2022 at 1:05 PM September 13, 2022 at 1:07 PM Dutch IC requesting 2 water tenders and two additional engines.

September 13, 2022 at 1:02 PM Fire is about 1/2 acre, air attack is overhead. Firefighters are making good progress. Helicopter inbound for water drop.

September 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM Vegetation fire on westbound I-80 near Dutch Flat off ramp, emergency services are at scene.

September 13, 2022 at 12:47 PM Loose German Shepherd reported running on Banner Quaker Hill near Quaker Hill Cross Road in the Cascade Shores area. Check if your pup is safe.

September 13, 2022 at 11:21 AM Traffic hazard on Ridge Road and Rough at the Ready Hwy intersection.

September 13, 2022 at 10:40 AM Measure V is a general tax measure, adding a 0.5% sales tax, court rules. The Nevada County Superior Court has declined to halt the printing of ballots for the November General Election based on a writ of mandate filed by Attorney Barry Pruett on behalf of his wife. The ruling comes one day before the deadline to submit the final ballot to the printer.

September 13, 2022 at 9:40 AM A herd of twenty goats is walking back and forth on Lime Kiln Road near Duggans Road. Maybe their GPS (Goat Positioning System) is ‘recalculating, make a U-turn now.’ Humans, use caution in the area.

September 13, 2022 at 8:39 AM Power outage along Mt. Vernon Road in North Auburn is affecting 521 customers, no estimated time of restoration available yet.

September 13, 2022 at 8:35 AM Placer County Health and Human Services and the Placer County Air Pollution Control District have extended the joint air quality advisory through Friday, September 16, 2022, to notify the public of continued poor air quality conditions from smoke from the Mosquito Fire in both Placer and El Dorado counties.

Wildfire smoke may be intermittent and affect different areas of Placer County with elevated levels of particulate matter dependent upon wind direction. Poor air quality can have negative health impacts, particularly for sensitive groups and when exposure is prolonged.

September 13, 2022 at 8:14 AM Traffic hazard on westbound Hwy 20 at McCourtney Road, spilled asphalt debris in the roadway. Use caution and reduce your speed.

September 13, 2022 at 8:12 AM The owner of the pup has been located. Thanks to reader Rosalie for caring.

September 13, 2022 at 7:48 AM Reader Rosalie found this very friendly pup in North San Juan off Flume Ave. If he is yours, please contact 530.460.8807

September 13, 2022 at 6:47 AM The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District and the Public Health Departments of Plumas and Sierra Counties are issuing a Joint Air Quality Health Advisory due to smoke impacts from the Mosquito Fire in Placer and El Dorado Counties, CA. Smoke impacts could result in poor air quality conditions in both counties. Smoke could vary throughout the day. Air quality conditions change rapidly, and smoke may be intermittent and affect different areas dependent upon wind direction and time of day.

September 13, 2022 at 5:10 AM Smoke from the 49,671-acre Mosquito Fire has settled in drainages overnight, affecting air quality.

September 12, 2022 at 9:37 PM First unit at scene reports single vehicle, one lane is blocked. On medic and one engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

September 12, 2022 at 9:33 PM Reported car accident, vehicle into a pole, on Penn Valley Drive at Horton Street in Penn Valley. Extrication required, emergency services dispatched.

September 12, 2022 at 4:30 PM The Public Health Departments for Yuba and Sutter counties and the Feather River Air Quality Management District are extending the air quality health advisory due to poor air quality conditions from smoke from the Mosquito wildfire near Foresthill.

September 12, 2022 at 3:11 PM A large coil of hose in the westbound lane of Hwy 20 at Pleasant Valley Road. Use caution in the area, cars are reportedly swerving to avoid it.

September 12, 2022 at 2:11 PM New Health Advisory for Nevada County due to smoke. The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District and the Public Health Departments of Nevada County are issuing a Joint Air Quality Health Advisory due to smoke impacts from the Mosquito Fire in Placer and El Dorado Counties, CA.  Smoke impacts could result in poor air quality conditions and could vary throughout the day.  Air quality conditions change rapidly, and smoke may be intermittent and affect different areas dependent upon wind direction and time of day

September 12, 2022 at 2:04 PM Accident on Ridge Road at NU, three cars involved, no injuries reported.

September 12, 2022 at 9:38 AM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Auburn area have reached: 434 AQI (Hazardous) on Monday, September 12.

September 12, 2022 at 9:35 AM A black bull is ambling in the roadway on the 23000 block of Pleasant Valley Road in the Birchville area. Animal Control has been dispatched to corral the wayward bovine.

September 12, 2022 at 8:56 AM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Auburn area have reached: 369 AQI (Hazardous) on Monday, September 12

September 12, 2022 at 8:44 AM Cooling trend this week, with a side of smoke. Smoke from the Mosquito Fire, along with the clouds, will continue to affect temperatures today with highs expected to be similar to Sunday’s.

September 12, 2022 at 6:10 AM Yes, that was rain – and of course, petrichor!

September 11, 2022 at 5:57 PM The aircraft circling over western Nevada County is the Twin Otter dedicated to NOAA’s CalFide project. The experiment will provide new data on the emissions and chemistry leading to ozone formation in wildfire plumes and in populated areas impacted by these plumes. <– that’s us! If you want to learn more, click here.

September 11, 2022 at 5:36 PM Rumor control: The reports of shots fired at the Roseville Galleria were unfounded. A brawl in the food court with tables being flipped over caused a commotion. Roseville PD has checked the area.

September 11, 2022 at 4:24 PM Accident on Hwy 174 and Chattering Pines, emergency services are transporting one patient with moderate injuries.

September 11, 2022 at 4:14 PM The latest smoke forecast calls for smoke moving into the area overnight, with the worst air quality in the early morning. Conditions improve by noon and degrade again overnight. Plan accordingly.

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September 11, 2022 at 3:54 PM Vehicle accident on Hwy 174 at Chattering Pines Road in the Peardale area. Emergency services dispatched.

September 11, 2022 at 1:11 PM The Nevada County Concert Band & LWW Labor Day Event has been cancelled due to hazardous air quality.

September 11, 2022 at 12:59 PM At this time, no school closures are planned for Nevada County schools on Monday. In many instances schools are better equipped, with higher quality air ventilation and filtration systems, than residential homes. Due to the current unhealthy air-quality, students and staff need to remain indoors and schools will be rescheduling, canceling or relocating any outdoor activities previously planned.

If the air quality index reaches the hazardous levels of 301+ Nevada County schools would seek counsel from Nevada County Department of Public Health if the school(s) should close. In the majority of instances, any decision to close schools would be made prior to the start of the school day by the District Office.

September 11, 2022 at 12:38 PM False alarm about the fire on Hwy 49 and Combie.

September 11, 2022 at 12:24 PM Reported vegetation fire on Hwy 49 near Combie Road, callers reports trees on fire. Units dispatched.

September 11, 2022 at 12:11 PM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Colfax area have reached: 453 AQI (Hazardous) on Sunday, September 11.

September 11, 2022 at 11:42 AM The power outage in Lake Wildwood has been reduced to 6 customers on Silver Pine Drive.

September 11, 2022 at 10:25 AM Power outage in the Lake Wildwood area is affecting 902 customers. No estimated time of restoration yet.

September 11, 2022 at 10:08 AM Power outage on the Narrows circuit, in the Lake Wildwood, Penn Valley and Rough&Ready areas.

September 11, 2022 at 10:07 AM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Colfax area have reached: 267 AQI (Very Unhealthy) on Sunday, September 11.

September 11, 2022 at 7:48 AM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Colfax area have reached: 156 AQI (Unhealthy) on Sunday, September 11.

September 10, 2022 at 8:38 PM Now would be a good time to cool down your home and then close back up. The smoke forecast is looking very “purple” again.

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This is an experimental smoke forecast model and may not be available at all times.  It is also NOT an official air quality forecast.  The official Air Quality forecast for California can be found here:  AirNow (fire.airnow.gov)

September 10, 2022 at 4:20 PM Forward progress stopped at 1 acre on the fire in an old burn scar above the shooting range on eastbound I-80 near Colfax.

CAL FIRE engines and air support made short work of it. Tankers 88 and 89 dropped to box it in and prevent spotting.

September 10, 2022 at 3:52 PM Small roadside spot on eastbound I-80 and Carpenter Road in the Colfax area. Units dispatched.

September 10, 2022 at 1:01 PM As usual, the community is stepping up and wants to help.

Memory aid 😉

Here’s one way we can help first responders: Due to poor visibility, the lookout towers will not be able to spot new starts. Be on the lookout for flames or plumes developing in your immediate vicinity. Also, don’t use equipment that could cause sparks. Be safe everyone.

September 10, 2022 at 12:09 PM Some tips to breathe easier. How to create a clean room in your house

September 10, 2022 at 6:55 AM Hazardous air quality in Placer and Nevada counties.

September 9, 2022 at 10:11 PM Smoke forecast for the weekend.

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September 9, 2022 at 6:03 PM California Department of Public Health reports 23 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County since last reported. The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic stands at 18,784. Three people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

September 9, 2022 at 4:01 PM Placer County Health and Human Services and the Placer County Air Pollution Control District have extended the joint air quality advisory through Monday, September 12, 2022, to notify the public of the potential for poor air quality conditions from smoke from the Mosquito Fire in both Placer and El Dorado counties.

September 9, 2022 at 3:49 PM Due to concerns about unhealthy air quality, KVMR has made the very hard decision to cancel the Wee Celtic Festival scheduled to happen (tomorrow) Saturday September 10.

September 9, 2022 at 10:15 AM Last day of dangerous heat and elevated fire weather conditions. Mountain thunderstorms possible into next week. Smoke from the Mosquito Fire will impact Northern California.

September 9, 2022 at 9:56 AM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Auburn area have reached: 454 AQI (Hazardous) on Friday, September 9.

September 9, 2022 at 8:55 AM Placer Community Foundation (PCF) has established the Mosquito Fire Relief Fund to accept donations from those who wish to support local fire victims. With many structures threatened and thousands of residents under evacuation orders, dollars raised by the fund will be mobilized at the earliest opportunity to meet the greatest needs.

September 9, 2022 at 8:50 AM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Auburn area have reached: 420 AQI (Hazardous) on Friday, September 9.

September 9, 2022 at 8:39 AM Forward progress of the Hacienda incident has been stopped. No structure involvement, and firefighters have a hoseline around the fire. Canceling most incoming resources.

September 9, 2022 at 8:38 AM Firefighters at scene are making good progress on the Hacienda incident. Expect traffic delays in the Combie area.

September 9, 2022 at 8:30 AM Power lines are down, life safety alert issued for the Hacienda fire. Now about 1/2 acre of vegetation involved.

September 9, 2022 at 8:26 AM First responders are at scene on West Hacienda, 1/4 acre of grass and oak woodland, slow rate of spread. All units to continue in.

September 9, 2022 at 8:21 AM Numerous engines dispatched to the structure fire on Magnolia Road/West Hacienda Drive, now some extension to the vegetation.

September 9, 2022 at 8:16 AM Possible structure fire on Magnolia Road in the Higgins area, flames visible, units dispatched.

September 9, 2022 at 8:11 AM Reader report of a power outage in Alta Sierra. 3,085 customers affected, no estimated time of restoration yet.

September 9, 2022 at 6:37 AM Vehicle into the embankment on Scotts Valley Road near Willow Valley Road in Nevada City. Driver is out of the car, no injuries reported.

September 9, 2022 at 6:10 AM Around 3:00 am, 268 customers lost power (again) between Lake Wildwood Rough and Ready area. No estimated time of restoration available yet.

September 9, 2022 at 12:42 AM Trouble crews have completed work, re-energizing the Narrows circuit now.

September 8, 2022 at 11:19 PM Three devices on the Narrows circuit have locked out, trouble crews are assigned to check the devices. No hazards reported, crews will patrol the lines. No estimated restoration time yet, sorry.

September 8, 2022 at 10:36 PM Three circuits, affecting 3,003 customers, are out of power in Nevada County between Lake Wildwood, Penn Valley and Rough & Ready. No estimated time of restoration yet.

September 8, 2022 at 10:21 PM Reader Bruce reports a power outage in Penn Valley.

September 8, 2022 at 10:11 PM Smoky skies on Friday and Saturday.

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September 8, 2022 at 9:03 PM Moon over Grass Valley.

Photo credit: JT Donnelly

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September 8, 2022 at 4:45 PM Reported vegetation fire in Sierra County by Yuba Pass. Units at scene of a 30 by 30 spot.

September 8, 2022 at 3:44 PM The east side will experience heavy smoke and possibly ash falling from the Mosquito Fire tonight.

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September 8, 2022 at 2:04 PM Power lines down on Black Bear Road and Gills Hill Road in the Colfax area. PG&E and fire dispatched.

September 8, 2022 at 1:45 PM Power outage affecting 992 customers in the Colfax area. No time of restoration available.

September 8, 2022 at 1:39 PM Placer County has proclaimed a local emergency due to the ongoing threat from the Mosquito Fire.

September 8, 2022 at 1:15 PM Reader reported power outage in Colfax.

September 8, 2022 at 12:34 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the small fire on westbound I-80 near Kingvale.

September 8, 2022 at 12:18 PM Engine at scene of the reported fire near Kingvale.

September 8, 2022 at 12:09 PM Reported vegetation fire on westbound I-80 at Kingvale, flames are visible, units dispatched. This will be the King incident.

September 8, 2022 at 11:19 AM PG&E has submitted an Electrical Incident Report re the Mosquito Fire to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) indicating caution tape has been placed around the base of a 60Kv transmission by the U.S. Forest Service.

September 8, 2022 at 9:59 AM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Folsom area have reached: 362 AQI (Hazardous) on Thursday, September 8.

September 8, 2022 at 8:48 AM Accident in front of NU, emergency services at scene.

September 8, 2022 at 8:27 AM Report of smoke seen in the Oregon House area. Tanker 88 is over the area, reports nothing showing, completing their proficiency flight.

September 8, 2022 at 8:21 AM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Auburn area have reached: 231 AQI (Very Unhealthy) on Thursday, September 8.

September 8, 2022 at 8:11 AM Vehicle accident, at least two cars involved per caller, at Brunswick Road and Beaver Drive. Emergency services dispatched.

September 8, 2022 at 8:07 AM Dangerous heat and elevated fire weather conditions through Friday, Mountain thunderstorms possible into next week. Warm overnight lows tonight. Elevated fire weather conditions through Friday. Chances for isolated to scattered mountain showers and thunderstorms this weekend into next week. Smoke from the Mosquito Fire will impact Northern California.

September 8, 2022 at 7:27 AM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Auburn area have reached: 159 AQI (Unhealthy) on Thursday, September 8.

September 8, 2022 at 6:58 AM The air quality in Placer and El Dorado counties will be severely affected by the Mosquito Fire.

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September 7, 2022 at 8:44 PM Just wow. Hydrate.

September 7, 2022 at 6:16 PM First unit at scene on Willow Glen reports an electrical issue, not a structure fire. One engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

September 7, 2022 at 6:08 PM Report of a residential structure fire, Pinewood at Willow Glenn Road in Brownsville. Units dispatched. This will be the Willow incident.

September 7, 2022 at 1:07 PM Tree down, blocking the lanes on Archery Way near Auburn Road in Grass Valley.

September 7, 2022 at 12:15 PM

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September 7, 2022 at 10:10 AM The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District and the Public Health Department of Nevada County are issuing a Joint Air Quality Health Advisory due to smoke impacts from the Mosquito Fire in Placer and El Dorado Counties, CA near Oxbow Reservoir.  Smoke impacts could result in air quality conditions in the Very Unhealthy to Hazardous ranges throughout the day.  Air quality conditions change rapidly, and smoke may be intermittent and affect different areas dependent upon wind direction and time of day.  

September 7, 2022 at 8:49 AM Residential structure fire on New Airport Road in Auburn. Numerous units dispatched.

September 7, 2022 at 7:23 AM The smoke forecast for today, we will update when the next model run is available.

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September 7, 2022 at 6:58 AM Four cows in the roadway on McCourtney Road at Auburn Road in Grass Valley. Fence in the area is open and the bovines seized the opportunity for a morning walk. They know it’ll be too hot later on.

September 7, 2022 at 6:27 AM Air quality in the Foresthill area is hazardous, unhealthy in Auburn and Grass Valley.

September 7, 2022 at 5:45 AM The smoke you are likely smelling is from the 822-acre Mosquito Fire. The fire was very active overnight.

September 6, 2022 at 10:52 PM The plume from the Mosquito Fire in the Foresthill area is visible from I-80, Auburn, and most of western Nevada County. The fire started around 6:00 pm and has increased fire behavior after thunderstorms to the east of the fire created erratic outflow winds. Updates here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/volcano/

Photo courtesy Sierra Halverson

September 6, 2022 at 10:15 PM The 268 remaining customers of the Rough and Ready outage now have a restoration time of 11:30 pm.

September 6, 2022 at 9:31 PM Some power restored in Rough and Ready, according to a reader.

September 6, 2022 at 8:52 PM There is some cloud to cloud lightning occurring over the South Yuba canyon and the North San Juan area. No downstrikes yet.

September 6, 2022 at 8:34 PM A propos nothing: Foehn comes from the German Föhn. Foehn wind is a type of dry, relatively warm, downslope wind that occurs in the lee (downwind side) of a mountain range. Föhn also means hairdryer. Today was a Föhn day if you stepped outside. Hydrate.

September 6, 2022 at 7:53 PM Outage affecting 2,699 customers in the Foresthill area estimated restoration time is 10:15 pm.

September 6, 2022 at 7:01 PM Updates on the Volcano Fire (close to Oxbow Reservoir in the Foresthill area) is 4-5 acres, with spotting ahead. Updates here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/volcano/

September 6, 2022 at 6:31 PM Possible vegetation fire near Oxbow Reservoir, on Mosquito Ridge Road in the Foresthill area. Full wildland dispatch on order.

September 6, 2022 at 6:23 PM Power outage along Rough and Ready Hwy and Hwy 20 affecting 1,030 customers. Estimated time of restoration is 10:15 pm. This is not a rolling blackout.

September 6, 2022 at 6:22 PM California Department of Public Health reports 56 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County since last reported. The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic stands at 18,761. Five people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

September 6, 2022 at 6:12 PM Reader report of power outage on Rough and Ready Road (again.)

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September 6, 2022 at 5:27 PM The 558 customers in the Browns Valley/Smartsville area in Yuba County are out of power again. No estimated time of restoration, cause of the outage is given as weather-related.

September 6, 2022 at 4:52 PM Units at scene on Hwy 49 report no fire, just some oil smoking on the exhaust. One engine to continue, all others can cancel.

September 6, 2022 at 4:49 PM Possible passenger vehicle fire on northbound Hwy 49 across of Cherry Creek Road, units dispatched.

September 6, 2022 at 3:57 PM Sacramento IC reports the car fire is extinguished and controlled.

September 6, 2022 at 3:36 PM Possible passenger vehicle fire on Sacramento Street in Nevada City. Caller reports visible flames. Units dispatched.

September 6, 2022 at 3:34 PM Rolling blackouts possible in Nevada County. These outages can last 1-2 hours and will start after 5:30 pm. Prepare now. As of 2 p.m., the CAISO has not asked utilities, including PG&E, to implement rotating outages. However, out of an abundance of caution, PG&E has given advanced notification to approximately 525,277 customers to prepare for potential rotating outages this evening in case they need to take place. The CAISO supports utilities notifying their customers of potential power outages so that customers can be ready. You can check if you might be affected here: https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/outages/planning-and-preparedness/safety-and-preparedness/find-your-rotating-outage-block/find-your-rotating-outage-block.page

September 6, 2022 at 3:01 PM Due to the extended Excessive Heat Warning, Cooling Centers will remain open at the Grass Valley and Penn Valley libraries from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. through Friday, September 9th. Both Cooling Centers are open until 8:00 p.m. tonight at the same locations.

September 6, 2022 at 2:09 PM Rollover vehicle accident on Hwy 49 at Dry Creek Road in Auburn.

September 6, 2022 at 1:56 PM Vehicle accident on Lawrence Way at Alice Way in Alta Sierra. Car into a power pole, lines are down.

September 6, 2022 at 1:51 PM Now is not the time to take a walk with your pet. Walk dogs when the temperature is cooler; asphalt can be over 50 degrees hotter than the outdoor temperature. Here are the current readings at YubaNet HQ.

September 6, 2022 at 1:24 PM Power outage in the Rough&Ready area and Jones Bar Road reduced to 39 customers out of power.

September 6, 2022 at 1:01 PM Air Attack 17 over a new start in the Grizzly Flats area within the Caldor Fire area.

September 6, 2022 at 12:24 PM All updates on the McCourtney Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/mccourtney22/

September 6, 2022 at 12:21 PM Air Attack reports large garage, fully involved. No extension to the vegetation yet. Per IC, occupants have safely evacuated the property.

September 6, 2022 at 12:17 PM McCourtney IC requesting additional water tenders to respond.

September 6, 2022 at 12:10 PM Now a full wildland dispatch for the reported detached garage on fire with possible threat to the vegetation. This will be the McCourtney Fire.

September 6, 2022 at 12:07 PM Report of a detached garage on fire on McCourtney Road near Ballantree Lane in Grass Valley. Units dispatched.

September 6, 2022 at 11:28 AM Records broken yesterday.

September 6, 2022 at 11:26 AM First unit at scene on Hammonton Road reports a small debris pile smoldering in an open area. No threat and they can handle.

September 6, 2022 at 11:07 AM Reported smoldering camp fire along Hammonton Road in the Smartsville area. Units dispatched.

September 6, 2022 at 11:06 AM PG&E helicopter patrolling the lines over Rough and Ready and Jones Bar.

September 6, 2022 at 10:55 AM Smoke from the Hill Fire is drifting over Placer and Nevada counties. There is no other active fire in the area at this time.

September 6, 2022 at 8:46 AM Crews are patrolling the outage affecting 614 customers in the Bitney Springs area. Restoration time is still 2:00 pm.

September 6, 2022 at 6:33 AM

Iowa Hill Road on the Colfax side will be closed to allow for fire equipment to access the incident.

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All updates for the Hill Fire in the Iowa Hill area will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/hillplacer/

September 6, 2022 at 6:09 AM Reported vegetation fire in the area of Roach Hill and Iowa Hill Road in Placer County, units dispatched.

September 6, 2022 at 5:59 AM Two separate power outages continue to affect a total of 791 customers in Nevada County. 177 customers in the Rough and Ready area are slated to be restored by noon. 614 customers between Bitney Springs and Jones Bar Road will have to wait until 2:00 pm.

September 5, 2022 at 7:43 PM Power outage extended, an additional 1,030 customers affected in the Rough&Ready and Penn Valley areas. Estimated restoration time is midnight.

September 5, 2022 at 7:38 PM Reported debris fire, now extinguished, on Brighton Street in Grass Valley. Units dispatched.

September 5, 2022 at 7:25 PM Power outage affecting 614 people from Rough and Ready Hwy to Owl Creek/Jones Bar. Estimated time of restoration is 11:15 pm.

September 5, 2022 at 7:14 PM Power outage affecting 558 customers in the Smartsville/Browns Valley area. No estimated restoration time yet.

September 5, 2022 at 7:12 PM Reader report of a power outage on Jones Bar, not showing on outage maps yet.

September 5, 2022 at 7:06 PM This just in: Generators in Roseville and Yuba City Providing up to 120 Megawatts to Grid During Extreme Heat Emergency. Temporary Emergency Power Generators Used for First Time to Support Statewide Energy Grid During Heat Wave.

September 5, 2022 at 6:57 PM Power in the Alta Sierra area has been restored with the exception of 153 customers in the Brewer Road area.

September 5, 2022 at 6:32 PM Power outage in Alta Sierra and Dog Bar Road area, affecting 1,873 customers. PG&E trouble crew has been assigned, estimated time of restoration is 9:45 pm.

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September 5, 2022 at 6:18 PM Urban IC reports a retardant line around the vegetation, the structure is fully involved, all units to continue in. Search for occupants ongoing.

September 5, 2022 at 6:12 PM Meanwhile, a little higher up.

September 5, 2022 at 6:00 PM Air Attack 230, Tankers 88 and 89 over the fire on Urban Retreat Lane off Way Back Road in Cool. Now a full wildland dispatch, was a structure fire into the vegetation. This will be the Urban Fire. 1/2 acre in grass and light flashy fuels.

September 5, 2022 at 5:55 PM Possible structure fire, reported by lookout and Air Attack, possibly in the Foresthill or Cool area. Air Attack 230 to check it out and get a precise location.

September 5, 2022 at 5:48 PM Scrabble IC requests to continue one crew and one water tender – all others can cancel.

September 5, 2022 at 5:46 PM Scrabble Air Attack is releasing the tankers and helicopter back to their bases, reports 1/4 acre in grass, burning at a slow rate of spread. Cres are making access to the fire now.

September 5, 2022 at 5:40 PM First unit at scene on Hardscrabble, aircraft arriving overhead.

September 5, 2022 at 5:32 PM Report of a vehicle fire with possible extension to the wildland on Hardscrabble Road north of Lincoln. Full wildland dispatch on order. This will be the Scrabble incident.

September 5, 2022 at 5:05 PM Power outage affecting 263 customers in the Penn Valley area along Indian Springs Road. Estimated time of restoration is 9:15 pm.

September 5, 2022 at 3:26 PM Medical call at the Bridgeport Covered Bridge, units dispatched.

September 5, 2022 at 2:50 PM Commercial vehicle fire, brake fire, westbound I-80 near Carpenter just east of Colfax. Units dispatched.

September 5, 2022 at 2:35 PM Tree partially blocking the roadway on Lake City Road near Turn again Arm in North Columbia.

September 5, 2022 at 1:40 PM Good news, pup Jackson who was lost near Bowman Lake on Monday has been found and is safely back home.

September 5, 2022 at 12:33 PM Excessive heat warning now in effect until 8 pm Friday.

September 5, 2022 at 12:00 PM Changed the title of Happening Now for the duration of the heat event. Hydrate and check on your pets as well.

September 5, 2022 at 11:56 AM A reminder of the cooling centers available.

September 5, 2022 at 9:49 AM Power outage affecting 535 customers in Alta and Dutch Flat. Estimated time of restoration is 1:15 pm.

September 5, 2022 at 9:20 AM Firefighters have removed the tree on Taylor Crossing Road, roadway is clear.

September 5, 2022 at 9:13 AM Air Attack 17 has lifted from Grass Valley Air Attack Base to check this morning’s Fuller incident.

September 5, 2022 at 9:01 AM Dangerous Heat and Elevated Fire Weather Conditions through the Workweek. Hottest days will be today, Tuesday, and Thursday. Hot overnight lows through Friday morning. Record highs possible through Friday. High to Very 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.

September 5, 2022 at 8:45 AM Pine tree across the roadway on Taylor Crossing Road at Dog Bar Road. All lanes blocked, contacting fire to come remove the tree. CHP at scene.

September 5, 2022 at 7:35 AM Washington Fire rekindle, unit at scene reports a single log smoldering inside the containment line.

September 5, 2022 at 7:27 AM Tree in the roadway on the 11000 block of Rough and Ready Road.

September 5, 2022 at 7:17 AM Report of a rekindle inside the control lines of yesterday’s fire on Washington Road. Units are at scene.

September 5, 2022 at 7:13 AM Units at scene on Fuller Lake report they have a hoseline around the fire.

September 5, 2022 at 6:42 AM Last night’s power outage along Hwy 193 still affecting 3,013 customers in Cool, Greenwood, Georgetown and Garden Valley. Estimated time of restoration is 2:00 pm.

September 5, 2022 at 6:24 AM Reported vegetation fire near Fuller Lake on Bowman Lake Road off Hwy 20 in Nevada County. Units dispatched.

September 4, 2022 at 8:15 PM Power outage affecting 3,703 customers along Hwy 193 including the towns of Pilot Hill, Cool, Georgetown and Garden Valley, estimated restoration time is midnight.

September 4, 2022 at 7:44 PM This is Jackson, he is chipped and tagged, if his collar is still on. About 45 pounds, black with gray markings. He loves people and is incredibly sweet. He went missing while camping out near Bowman Lake last Monday 8/29. If you have found him, or remember seeing him, please contact 530-913-8908

September 4, 2022 at 6:03 PM Reader report of power back on in Forest Springs MHP.

September 4, 2022 at 6:03 PM Reader report of power restored at Retrac and Hilltop.

September 4, 2022 at 5:53 PM Now PG&E states 1,387 customers affected by the power outage along Hwy 49.

September 4, 2022 at 5:38 PM Per PG&E, estimated restoration time for 239 customers out of power along Hwy 49 is 9:30pm. However, readers are reporting more widespread outages in Alta Sierra and Forest Springs as well.

September 4, 2022 at 5:32 PM Reader reported power outage long Hwy 49 south of Grass Valley.

September 4, 2022 at 4:54 PM With the progress being made on the Snow incident, most incoming resources are being canceled.

September 4, 2022 at 4:49 PM Air Attack 230 reports two drops across the head of the fire, ground resources are making good progress.

September 4, 2022 at 4:43 PM First drop on the Snow Fire

September 4, 2022 at 4:40 PM First unit at scene reports 1/4 acre in brush and timber, burning at a slow rate of spread. All resources to continue in.

September 4, 2022 at 4:31 PM Reported small fire, a 20 by 20 spot, on Snow Tent Road above Malakoff Diggins. Full wildland dispatch on order.

September 4, 2022 at 2:57 PM Omega IC is asking for a previously canceled engine to recommit to the fire.

September 4, 2022 at 2:52 PM Omega IC reporting updated location to the Emergency Command Center.

September 4, 2022 at 2:47 PM Firefighters are in the area of the Omega rest area, they have located the small fire. Requesting law enforcement to respond.

September 4, 2022 at 2:38 PM New start, report from Saddleback lookout, in the Diggins area near Omega and Skillman Campground near Hwy 20 in Nevada County. Full wildland dispatch on order.

September 4, 2022 at 2:08 PM First unit at scene at the Peninsula Campground reports one small spot only, generator fire was extinguished by locals. One additional engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

September 4, 2022 at 2:04 PM Bridgeport State Park, vehicles parked along the narrow roadway, partially blocking the roadway.

September 4, 2022 at 2:00 PM Tanker 88 is reporting nothing showing anymore.

September 4, 2022 at 1:48 PM This will be the Peninsula incident. Reportedly caused by a generator that caught fire, sitting in grass.

September 4, 2022 at 1:44 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported fire on You Bet Road at the Peninsula campground, in the Peardale Chicago Park Area.

September 4, 2022 at 1:42 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Peardale Chicago Park area.

September 4, 2022 at 1:24 PM All updates on the Washington Fire between the town of Washington and Hwy 20 will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/washington22/

September 4, 2022 at 1:19 PM Full wildland dispatch, including aircraft, to the reported fire near the town of Washington. Tanker 88 now overhead. First unit at scene reports a small column, with some build to it. This will be the Washington Fire.

September 4, 2022 at 1:12 PM New start, 1/4 acre or small fire, depending on callers, near Hwy 20 on Washington Road east of Nevada City. Washington Fire and other resources dispatched.

September 4, 2022 at 1:09 PM Forward progress stopped on the Empire Fire. 100 by 100 spot. IC is requesting Empire Street to be shut down, one tanker to remain in orbit to check for any spots. Mop-up starting.

September 4, 2022 at 1:06 PM Numerous engines and handcrews at the Empire incident, avoid the area of the Penn Gate.

September 4, 2022 at 1:01 PM East Empire Street will be closed to traffic. Grass Valley Police at scene.

September 4, 2022 at 1:00 PM First unit at scene reports a 50 by 50 spot next to the roadway, not in the timber yet. This will be the Empire Fire

September 4, 2022 at 12:59 PM Report of a possible fire, no flames seen, only smoke, at Empire Mine State Park in Grass Valley. Full wildland dispatch.

September 4, 2022 at 8:36 AM Tahoe National Forest firefighters are working on extinguishing two small fires in the Grouse Ridge area near Downey Lake. Forward progress has been stopped. The first fire is 50 by 50 ft, the second spot nearby 10 by 10′. Air Attack was up to conduct a recon of the area. The working hypothesis is abandoned campfires. As a reminder, fire restrictions are in effect – campfires or charcoal briquette fires continue to be only allowed in established fire rings within designated developed campgrounds and day-use sites. Other restrictions include discharging of firearms, smoking, and use of vehicles off designated roads.

September 4, 2022 at 8:23 AM Read the whole thread please.

September 3, 2022 at 9:24 PM Firefighters have cut the oak tree across Hwy 49 near Independence Trail and moved it out of the roadway. Opening up Hwy 49 again.

September 3, 2022 at 8:42 PM Reader report of an oak tree down on Hwy 49 at Independence Trail. Use extreme caution in the area, the roadway is partially blocked.

September 3, 2022 at 6:09 PM Report of a now extinguished fire, shed on fire, on Squirrel Creek Road in Grass Valley. Engine dispatched.

September 3, 2022 at 3:04 PM Patient at the 49er bridge on the South Yuba has been successfully extricated, on their way to medical care.

September 3, 2022 at 2:31 PM All updates on the Mosquito Fire on Baltimore Mine Road in the Foresthill area will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/mosquito-2/

September 3, 2022 at 2:18 PM Fire is located in the Mosquito Ridge Road and Foresthill Road. This will be the Mosquito Fire. Now reported as a structure fire with extension to the vegetation.

September 3, 2022 at 2:13 PM Smoke report from Mount Howell, dark top smoke about 10-12 miles out. Wolf Mountain lookout also reporting smoke, in the Foresthill area. Full wildland dispatch on order.

September 3, 2022 at 1:36 PM Medical rescue at the 49er bridge on the South Yuba. H24 helicopter available for transport once rescue units have the patient out of the river canyon.

September 3, 2022 at 1:08 PM Power outage not completely restored in Alta Sierra, still 77 customers without power along East Lime Kiln Road in Alta Sierra. Restoration time pushed to 4:30 pm.

September 3, 2022 at 12:43 PM Units at scene have extinguished the small spot on Hwy 49 at Elm. Canceling all other resources.

September 3, 2022 at 12:31 PM Report of a brush fire on Hwy 49 at Elm Ave in Auburn, units dispatched.

September 3, 2022 at 12:11 PM Power has been restored to the 1,387 customers along Hwy 49 South of Grass Valley.

September 3, 2022 at 11:28 AM Record highs possible Sunday – Tuesday. Hot overnight lows Sunday – Wednesday mornings. High to Very 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.

September 3, 2022 at 10:11 AM Power outage affecting 1,387 customers along Hwy 49 from Dog Bar Road to Lime Kiln Road in Nevada County. Estimated time of restoration is 12:45 pm. PG&E trouble crew is on site.

September 3, 2022 at 8:12 AM Interactive map with cooling centers available during the heat event. The map also shows power outages and you can turn on the National Weather Service warning layers.

September 3, 2022 at 7:21 AM The reported outbuilding on fire has been extinguished, North San Juan units to continue in, all others can cancel.

September 3, 2022 at 7:10 AM Reported structure fire, outbuilding on fire – started by a generator per the reporting party, on North Bloomfield/Graniteville Road near Grizzly Hill Road on the San Juan Ridge. Units dispatched.

September 2, 2022 at 7:20 PM French Air Attack is releasing the helicopter, nothing visible. IC requests one engine and one water tender to continue in, all others can cancel.

September 2, 2022 at 7:11 PM Air Attack is over the reported location, attempting to locate the smoke, ground resources in the area as well.

September 2, 2022 at 7:07 PM Report of smoke billowing on the 15000 block of Frenchtown Road in the Challenge area, full wildland dispatch on order.

September 2, 2022 at 4:02 PM Octagon IC reports a 20 by 20 spot on fire behind the residence. No structure fire. One CAL FIRE engine to continue in, all others can cancel, including aircraft.

September 2, 2022 at 4:00 PM First unit has arrived at scene on Octagon, reporting light smoke showing from the rear of the structure, they will investigate.

September 2, 2022 at 3:58 PM Residential structure fire possibly into the wildland, on Octagon Lane off Meadow Drive in the Peardale area. Full wildland dispatch on order.

September 2, 2022 at 3:24 PM North San Juan Community Library will be open as a cooling center this weekend Sunday and Monday, 10-4pm. Tuesday the library is open 10-6, Wednesday 10-4, Thursday again 10-6 and Friday/Saturday 12-4. Many thanks to Roo Cantado for the update.

September 2, 2022 at 3:17 PM California Department of Public Health reports 56 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County since last reported. The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic stands at 18,705. Six people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

September 2, 2022 at 11:33 AM Ongoing drought and hot temperatures have prompted the Tahoe National Forest to increase fire restrictions starting today September 2, 2022. Under these restrictions, campfires or charcoal briquette fires continue to be only allowed in established fire rings within designated developed campgrounds and day-use sites. Other restrictions include discharging of firearms, smoking, and use of vehicles off designated roads.

September 2, 2022 at 11:31 AM A state fish advisory issued today for Collins Lake in Yuba County provides safe eating advice for black bass species, crappie species, and sunfish species.

September 2, 2022 at 11:00 AM With the excessive heat warning now extended to Wednesday 8:00 pm, here’s a reminder of cooler temps.

Snow covers the “Pi” bench at YubaNet HQ – a reminder of cooler temps

September 2, 2022 at 10:51 AM James IC reports the fire is contained to the exterior of the structure, just the solar panels. They have knockdown on the fire and can handle with resources at scene.

September 2, 2022 at 10:47 AM First unit at scene on James Lane reports occupants of the home are working on the solar panels at the back of the residence, only light smoke showing.

September 2, 2022 at 10:40 AM Reported solar panels and batteries on fire, residential structure fire, on James Lane off Gayle Lane and Banner Lava Cap Road in Nevada City. Numerous resources dispatched.

September 2, 2022 at 9:55 AM The Excessive Heat Warning has been extended to 8:00 pm on Wednesday.

September 2, 2022 at 8:52 AM Out of gas car on eastbound Hwy 20 near the Rough&Ready Hwy off ramp. Vehicle now out of the roadway on the shoulder.

September 2, 2022 at 8:51 AM Be advised that Nevada County Connects and Nevada County Now will be closed on Monday September 5th. Nevada County Transit Services will not be operating on Monday September 5th in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Please plan accordingly. Have a fantastic weekend!

September 2, 2022 at 8:29 AM Power outage at Combie Lake has been reduced to 329 customers.

September 2, 2022 at 8:13 AM Dangerous heat and high fire danger over the holiday weekend into the middle of next week. Hot overnight lows Sunday – Wednesday mornings. Record highs possible Sunday – Wednesday. Record heat along with very low daytime humidity will lead to increased fire weather conditions. Low humidity and locally breezy winds over the northern Sacramento Valley today.

September 2, 2022 at 6:29 AM Power outage affecting 538 customers in the Lake Combie/Meadow Vista area , estimated time of restoration is 10:00 am.

September 1, 2022 at 4:27 PM Units are at scene of the reported vehicle fire on Hwy 20. Canceling all other incoming resources, including all aircraft.

September 1, 2022 at 4:21 PM Car Fire, flames seen under an RV, on Hwy 20 at Loma Rica Road in Yuba County. Multiple units dispatched.

September 1, 2022 at 1:35 PM Power has been restored both in the Lime Kiln and Banner Mountain areas.

September 1, 2022 at 12:13 PM Car vs building on Combie Road at Hwy 49. Emergency services dispatched.

September 1, 2022 at 11:57 AM Golf cart on Chaparral Drive in Lake Wildwood encountered an obstacle. Golf cart is on the right hand side now.

September 1, 2022 at 10:30 AM Power outage affecting 457 customers in the Banner Mountain area. Estimated time of restoration is 2:15 pm.

September 1, 2022 at 10:06 AM Power outage affecting 644 customers in the Lime Kiln Road area. Estimated time of restoration is 2:15 pm.

September 1, 2022 at 9:25 AM Reader report of a trash bag in the middle of the road on Nevada City Hwy towards Banner. Use caution in the area and don’t litter.

September 1, 2022 at 9:10 AM Nevada County Opens Cooling Centers Saturday Through Tuesday at the Grass Valley and Penn Valley Libraries. As we enter an Excessive Heat Warning Saturday, Cooling Centers will open at the Grass Valley and Penn Valley libraries from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday through Tuesday, September 3rd through 6th. Air-conditioned space and water will be available. Well-behaved pets on a leash are allowed, and both locations are ADA accessible. Library desk services will only be available during regular library hours, but residents can access the Wi-Fi and look at the materials while using the space.

The Amador County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services, along with Amador County Department of Social Services and the American Red Cross will be opening a cooling center at the Amador County Health and Human Services building located at 10877 Conductor Boulevard in Sutter Creek. The cooling center will be open daily from 12pm to 8pm from September 3rd through September 5th. Water and snacks will be provided and only service animals are allowed. A second cooling center will also be open at the Ione Fire Department located at 600 Preston Avenue in Ione. This cooling center will be open daily from 11am to 8pm from September 3rd through September 6th. Water and snacks will be provided and only service animals are allowed.

September 1, 2022 at 8:52 AM Power outage affecting 521 customers in the Mount Vernon Road area in Auburn. Estimated time of restoration is 11:45 am.

September 1, 2022 at 6:00 AM

September 1, 2022 at 5:03 AM You can find last month’s log here.