Happening Now – July 2017

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July 21, 2017 at 7:10 PM Fire in Quail Alley was contained by locals. One engine on scene, requesting only one more engine. All others can cancel.

July 21, 2017 at 7:09 PM  Tanker 88 is returning to Grass Valley, needs fuel.

July 21, 2017 at 7:05 PM Quail Air Attack is releasing the tankers, keeping the helicpter overhead

July 21, 2017 at 7:02 PM First unit has arrived on Quail Alley. Air Attack is overhead, reports approximately 1/4/8th of an acre, slow to no rate of spread.

July 21, 2017 at 6:57 PM New report of a vegetation fire on Quail Alley in Grass Valley in the North Ponderosa and Rough&Ready Hwy. Full wildland dispatch with air support on order.

July 21, 2017 at 5:03 PM Updates on the Grizzly Fire will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/grizzly-3/

July 21, 2017 at 4:50 PM Oregon Peak and Banner Mountain lookouts are reporting a possible vegetation fire on Grizzly Hill Road cross of Turnagain Arm. Light grey smoke developing in the area. North San Juan Fire is being dispatched now. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 21, 2017 at 2:48 PM Hwy 49 near Delphine Lane will reopen shortly. Air ambulance has lifted off and will transport the patient.

July 21, 2017 at 2:32 PM Vehicle over the embankment on Hwy 49 at Delphine Lane.

July 21, 2017 at 12:23 PM CHP Helicopter over the South Yuba, reports of cars parked in the roadway.

July 21, 2017 at 12:02 PM First units have arrived on Dog Bar, reporting a small spot. They can handle, all other units are canceled.

July 21, 2017 at 11:57 AM Reported vegetation fire on Dog Bar Road near Placer Hills Road, full wildland dispatch with aircraft en route.

July 21, 2017 at 11:08 AM Report of a structure fire on Donovan Drive in the Lincoln area. Units en route.

July 21, 2017 at 10:26 AM Eldorado National Forest: The Wench Fire is 100 x 300ft with a slow rate of spread. Crews have completed handline around the fire.

July 21, 2017 at 9:26 AM Eldorado National Forest: Fire resources are responding to a fire in the area of Wench Creek Campground on Union Valley Reservoir off Ice House Road in the Kyburz area.

July 21, 2017 at 7:03 AM Excessive Heat Watch from late tonight through Sunday evening. Widespread triple digit temperatures likely this weekend. Make sure to take precautions to keep yourself safe!

July 20, 2017 at 5:12 PM The Stagecoach Fire is now fully contained.

July 20, 2017 at 3:32 PM Power outage affecting 50 customers in Alta Sierra on Edward Drive and Lower Circle Drive. Estimated restoration time is 5:00 pm. PG&E staff have found a connection in need of repair.

July 20, 2017 at 3:04 PM The Nevada County Public Health Officer and the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District are issuing a joint air quality health advisory to notify the public of potentially poor air quality conditions through July 24th caused primarily by the Detwiler Fire burning in Mariposa County.

July 20, 2017 at 1:30 PM Updates on the Stagecoach Fire in Auburn are here: //yubanet.com/Fires/stagecoach/

July 20, 2017 at 6:55 AM

July 19, 2017 at 7:44 PM All aircraft is being released, returning to Grass Valley and Auburn bases respectively.

July 19, 2017 at 7:39 PM Air Attack 230 is over the fire, reports a small spot of vegetation near a house, slow rate of spread. They can handle with the ground resources, one helicopter, one tanker and AA230. Potential is estimated at less than 1 acre.

July 19, 2017 at 7:24 PM Report of a vegetation fire in Colfax on Old Loggers Lane off Cape Horn Road, full wildland dispatch with aircraft.

July 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM Fire contained to the oven, all engines are returning to their stations.

July 19, 2017 at 6:48 PM Reported structure fire (appliance fire) on Bell Road off Oak Springs Road (Indian Springs Road area). Units are en route.

July 19, 2017 at 6:29 PM You will wake up to smoke (again) Tomorrow morning promises to be another hazy start to the day. Smoke from the Detwiler Fire has been steadily streaming northeast and will once again settle over the Foothills and especially the east side of the Sierra overnight.

Photo courtesy Peardale/Chicago Park Fire PIO Daniel Ramey

July 19, 2017 at 2:52 PM Nevada County strike team on the Detweiler Fire (video) The local strike team is assigned to Division J on the fire, at the southern head of the fire.

July 19, 2017 at 10:31 AM Vegetation fire in the Lower Colfax Road area on Mt. Olive Road. Reported as extinguished fire now, two engines to continue in to check.

July 19, 2017 at 7:33 AM First unit has arrived on scene, one more engine to continue, all others can cancel.

July 19, 2017 at 7:32 AM All of you are smelling smoke. If you are anywhere in the Foothills or on the east side, the smoke is coming from the #DetwilerFire near Mariposa. There is no reported fire in Nevada, Yuba, Placer or El Dorado counties at this time. Only call 911 if you see flames!

July 19, 2017 at 7:24 AM Report of multiple small roadside spots on northbound Hwy 49, between Cherry Creek and Lime Kiln Road, firefighters are en route.

July 19, 2017 at 6:06 AM Warm and dry with a whiff of smoke from the Detwiler Fire. Temperatures will remain near normal through Thursday, then slight warming is expected into the weekend.

July 18, 2017 at 2:35 PM First unit has arrived at scene in Smartsville, reports a small spot surrounded by roads – canceling the aircraft and dozer.

July 18, 2017 at 2:31 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Smartsville area on Hwy 20 under the Parks Bar Bridge. Full wildland dispatch, with aircraft on order.

NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite has not been declared operational and its data are preliminary and undergoing testing.

July 18, 2017 at 1:42 PM Smoke from the Detwiler Fire is reaching the Foothills and the east side of Donner Summit and Lake Tahoe.

July 18, 2017 at 12:11 PM First fire engine has arrived on scene at Greenhorn, fire is now extinguished.

July 18, 2017 at 11:59 AM Air pollution control en route to the debris burn off Greenhorn.

July 18, 2017 at 11:53 AM Debris fire, NCSO at scene, off Greenhorn Road near Little Greenhorn Road. Fire en route.

July 18, 2017 at 11:19 AM A reminder, there is a Red Flag Warning in effect for the lower elevations. Currently, in the South Yuba Canyon, winds are south-southwest at 5 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Relative humidity is down to 12% (kiln-dried lumber has 16% RH) and temperature is up to 90F at the RAWS station at Reader Ranch.

July 18, 2017 at 10:14 AM From Northstar Fire: Smoke in area is coming from wildland fires in CA and/or NV. There is no threat to the Northstar.

July 18, 2017 at 9:50 AM Traffic hazard: big rig on Lower Colfax Road between Laws Ranch and Chicago Park.

July 18, 2017 at 8:37 AM Firefighters are cleared to enter the residence in Penn Valley.

July 18, 2017 at 8:25 AM A little cooler, but fire danger remains very high. Temperatures will be a bit cooler today, closer to average. Temperatures remain near average through Thursday before warming back up.

July 18, 2017 at 8:17 AM Firefighters are staging, waiting for law enforcement, before responding to an incident on Sierra Circle in Penn Valley.

July 18, 2017 at 7:01 AM Nevada County Consolidated Brush 89 part of Strike Team 4102 C has been assigned to the Detwiller Fire in Mariposa County. Units are departed Nevada County at 4 am.

July 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM Vehicle fire, smoke only showing from engine compartment on eastbound Hwy 20 near South Ponderosa in Grass Valley. Units en route.

July 17, 2017 at 4:40 PM Firefighters have reached the patient at Rollins Lake, canceling the helicopter. They will walk out with the patient.

July 17, 2017 at 4:29 PM Rescue helicopter requested as a precautionary measure, difficult access for rescue personnel from Long Ravine Campground.

July 17, 2017 at 4:26 PM Medical rescue at Long Ravine Campground on Rollins Lake. Patient fell down a cliff. Rescue and medical personnel on scene, more en route.

July 17, 2017 at 3:59 PM Head-on collision on North Bloomfield Road near Wet Hill. Emergency responders en route.

July 17, 2017 at 3:58 PM Current Ozone AQI levels in the Auburn area have reached: 101 AQI (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups) on Monday, July 17.

July 17, 2017 at 1:49 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire in the Northstar area. Truckee, Cal Fire and TNF resources en route.

July 17, 2017 at 1:13 PM Report of smoke coming from the former Farad Fire on westbound I-80. There are still crews assigned to the fire.

July 17, 2017 at 10:42 AM Vehicle accident, rollover into the ditch, on Rough&Ready Hwy near Mills Road. Emergency services en route.

July 17, 2017 at 9:01 AM Stampede Reservoir is open to the public again.

July 17, 2017 at 6:31 AM Critical fire weather conditions today and Tuesday, not as hot this week. Dry gusty southwest wind along with hot temperatures and low humidity will lead to critical fire weather conditions through Tuesday over northeast portions of the state below 5000 feet. Potential for rapid fire growth and plume-dominated fires with any new starts. Cooler temperatures expected this week although we’ll warm up again heading into the weekend.

July 16, 2017 at 5:56 PM Patient has been located, all units to Edwards and Purdon can cancel.

July 16, 2017 at 5:52 PM Medical rescue, possibly at Purdon or Edwards Crossing. Units en route to both locations.

July 16, 2017 at 3:01 PM Medical rescue 1/4 mile in on the Stevens Trail near Colfax for an overheated subject. Rescue, firefighters and medics en route.

July 16, 2017 at 2:32 PM Fire on Mooney Flat contained at approximately 1 acre

July 16, 2017 at 2:26 PM Only the closest engine and one Washington Ridge crew to continue in, all other resources have been canceled. All aircraft is released back to grass Valley Air Attack Base.

July 16, 2017 at 2:22 PM Air Attack 200 is over the fire on Mooney Flat, one tanker is en route to the fire. Law enforcement is en route to the fire for area security.

July 16, 2017 at 2:20 PM Firefighters are on scene of a 1/2 acre grass fire on Mooney Flat Road. No immediate threat to any structures. Additional resources are en route.

July 16, 2017 at 8:55 AM Hot, dry and red flag warnings. Also, heat advisory in effect.

July 15, 2017 at 12:45 PM Red Flag Warning for Monday in eastern California and western Nevada. The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect from noon to 8 PM PDT Monday. The Fire Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning. A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued for Tuesday. This Fire Weather Watch for gusty winds and low humidity is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening.

July 15, 2017 at 8:37 AM Heat advisory in effect – Hydrate Often Today (HOT) Hot weather makes a return for the weekend. A Heat Advisory is in effect until 8 pm Sunday.

July 14, 2017 at 5:01 PM CraigFire [Final] Firefighters have stopped the forward progress of the fire at 1 acre, but not before it slightly damaged one home.

July 14, 2017 at 4:48 PM Firefighters are at scene, 1/2 acre and are making progress on containment lines on the Craig Fire in Butte County.

July 14, 2017 at 4:46 PM Additional strike team with 2 Washington Ridge crews to the Brenda Fire in Nevada.

July 14, 2017 at 4:27 PM Cal Fire/Butte County: Firefighters responding to a vegetation fire near the 100 block of Rebel Ln. East of Oroville, Hurleton area (Butte Co) #CraigFire

July 14, 2017 at 2:22 PM Per Truckee PD: Multi-vehicle collision on Hwy 267 causing backups throughout town. Be patient and use an alternate route. Watch for emergency personnel.

July 14, 2017 at 8:42 AM Two vehicles off the road and Rough&Ready Hwy and Ridge Road, unknown injuries

July 14, 2017 at 7:09 AM Another warm weekend ahead, heating up starts today. Triple digit heat returns late this week. Hottest period will be Saturday – Sunday. Remember to stay hydrated and avoid strenuous outdoor activities.

Photo courtesy T. Wolfe

July 13, 2017 at 7:56 PM Hwy 49 at Dorsey is open again. Debris has been cleaned up, no injuries reported.

July 13, 2017 at 7:04 PM All units, with the exception of one engine already in the area, are being canceled.

July 13, 2017 at 6:57 PM Very vague report about the location of the fire. Firefighters are in the area now, attempting to locate the fire.

July 13, 2017 at 6:55 PM Single report, advising a grass fire about the size of a car. No additional details yet.

July 13, 2017 at 6:51 PM Report of a vegetation fire in the area of Foresthill Road and Lake Clementine Road. Reported to CHP as being near Lower Lake Clementine. Full wildland dispatch, including aircraft, on order.

July 13, 2017 at 6:28 PM CHP Grass Valley: Due to roadway damage, the cleanup and repair on SR-20/49 will be extensive. The westbound freeway is closed until further notice.

Photo courtesy Aaron Frank.

July 13, 2017 at 6:18 PM CHP Grass Valley: Overturned trailer with construction excavator toppled onto the freeway, SR-20/49 westbound/Dorsey Dr. Please avoid the area. The photo was taken by Aaron Frank who hear the accident, called 911 and then took the picture. Thank you for sharing!

July 13, 2017 at 5:45 PM Tanker 911 (DC 10) is over Nevada County, on its way back to the Los Padres National Forest.

July 13, 2017 at 4:28 PM Commercial vehicle fire is now fully contained. Units are being released.

July 13, 2017 at 4:15 PM Fire is Smartsville is a commercial vehicle fire with a little spotting. Air Attack is over the fire and the fire appears contained. Tanker 88 is returning to Grass Valley.

July 13, 2017 at 4:11 PM First units have arrived on Smartsville Road. All units to continue in at this time.

July 13, 2017 at 4:02 PM Residential structure fire, with wildland involvement on Smartsville Road across of Blue Gravel Road. Full wildland dispatch on order, including aircraft.

July 13, 2017 at 3:50 PM Multiple vehicles are parked on both sides of the Hwy 49 bridge at the South Yuba, making for traffic hazards. Slow down and maybe watch for tow trucks.

July 13, 2017 at 3:45 PM Caltrans: All lanes open NB Hwy 49 at McKnight Way. Vehicle incident cleared. Obey traffic laws and speed limits and arrive safely.

July 13, 2017 at 3:23 PM Vehicle accident, two cars involved on Idaho-Maryland Road. Emergency services on scene.

Photo Matt Olsen

July 13, 2017 at 2:58 PM Caltrans: Right lane NB Hwy 49 closed JNO McKnight Way Grass Valley – Overturned vehicle off roadway. ETO 4 pm. Use caution & expect delays.

July 13, 2017 at 2:53 PM Additional engines responding to the structure fire in Cascade Shores.

July 13, 2017 at 2:44 PM Possible residential structure fire on Pasquale Road in Cascade Shores near Mountain View Drive. Multiple engines en route.

July 13, 2017 at 2:31 PM Solo vehicle accident on northbound Hwy 49 at McKnight, vehicle into a tree. Emergency services are en route.

July 13, 2017 at 2:18 PM Woodruff IC is releasing some engines back to their units, good progress being made.

July 13, 2017 at 1:18 PM Additional engines and water tenders responding to the structure fire, no extension to the wildland and the residence is clear of occupants

July 13, 2017 at 1:03 PM Residential structure fire, Woodruff Court off Meyer Road on Hwy 174. First unit reports heavy smoke showing from the attic.

July 13, 2017 at 4:27 AM Another warm weekend ahead. Temperatures begin their incline on Friday & will peak over the weekend. Near normal temperatures should return early next week.

July 12, 2017 at 4:04 PM Riebe Fire, firefighters holding fire at 5 acres, forward progress has been stopped.

July 12, 2017 at 1:50 PM New vegetation fire near Robinson Mill on Riebe Way and White Fir Lane in Butte County.

July 12, 2017 at 1:48 PM New vegetation fire in Alpine Meadows.

July 12, 2017 at 12:42 PM Fire is estimated at 1-2 acres, burning in brush and timber. It is called the Rex Fire

July 12, 2017 at 12:34 PM Full wildland dispatch for a vegetation fire in the Rex Reservoir area in Grass Valley. There is a threat to structures, please avoid the area of Butler and Gibson Road

July 12, 2017 at 7:09 AM Warm and dry weather will continue across interior NorCal today. Temperatures will be near to slightly above normal for the next days before they start trending up on Friday and through the weekend period.

July 11, 2017 at 8:23 PM Update from PG&E’s spokesperson Brandi Merlo: The safety of our customers, employees and contractors is PG&E’s top priority. Today (July 11), a helicopter conducting a FERC inspection of PG&E hydro facilities rolled upon landing near Kidd Lake in Placer County.

All passengers involved are fine, with only minor injuries reported.

PG&E has made the appropriate notifications of the incident and is working with local first responders and investigators. As in any event like this involving an aircraft incident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have been notified.

July 11, 2017 at 4:35 PM New vegetation fire on Camp Far West Road across of McCourtney Road. Numerous engines and crews in route.

Photo: CHP Truckee

July 11, 2017 at 4:21 PM Report of a PG&E helicopter going down in the parking lot at Royal Gorge. Six people on board, minor injuries reported. Small fire due to the helicopter exhaust, now contained.

July 11, 2017 at 2:49 PM Updates on the Bridge Fire in Auburn (Clipper Gap) are posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/bridge/

July 11, 2017 at 2:14 PM The location of the fire is now given as being off Clipper Creek in Auburn.

July 11, 2017 at 2:11 PM Air Attack 230 is over the Foresthill Bridge, reports it as a working structure fire with extension to the wildland. High potential for spotting.

July 11, 2017 at 2:10 PM Full wildland dispatch now en route to the Foresthill side of the Foresthill Bridge.

July 11, 2017 at 2:07 PM Multiple smoke reports now for the area of the Foresthill bridge. Aircraft are in the vicinity.

July 11, 2017 at 2:06 PM Smoke report from a lookout, in the Scotts Flat area, possibly a car fire. Full wildland dispatch en route.

July 11, 2017 at 2:05 PM Air Attack 230 confirms no smoke in the French Corral area. All units are being canceled.

July 11, 2017 at 1:59 PM Units in the area are reporting no sign of smoke. Air Attack is now in the area, also attempting to locate the reported smoke.

July 11, 2017 at 1:49 PM Full wildland dispatch to the area of French Corral, reported smoke building.

July 11, 2017 at 1:30 PM IC states the fire is maybe 1-2 acres, they can handle with units at scene.

July 11, 2017 at 1:29 PM Tanker 88 and 100 have been released, Helicopter 512 will be released in a few minutes from the Clark incident. Firefighters are making good progress.

July 11, 2017 at 1:22 PM Air Attack and two tankers are over the fire.

July 11, 2017 at 1:20 PM First unit at scene in Penn Valley reports 1/2 acre of grass, burning at a slow rate of spread. No threat to structures at this time.

July 11, 2017 at 1:13 PM Full wildland dispatch for a vegetation fire just outside of Penn Valley on Canyon Creek Lane, near Burke.

July 11, 2017 at 1:12 PM Vehicle fire on Hwy 49 near the Independence West Trailhead.

July 11, 2017 at 8:29 AM Recovery efforts continue for a young drowning victim at Stampede Reservoir. Yesterday at approximately 1:00 pm two males, 11 and 14 years old, were on Stampede Reservoir in a canoe when the winds picked up and capsized their canoe. Neither boy was wearing a life vest. The 14-year-old boy was safely retrieved from the water but the 11-year-old was not seen again after briefly re-surfacing immediately following the capsizing. Public access to Stampede Reservoir will be prohibited until the recovery is made.

July 11, 2017 at 8:11 AM Not as hot through mid-week, then hotter again. Temperatures will be close to average for the date across interior NorCal today.

July 11, 2017 at 8:05 AM Morning updates for the various California and Nevada fires are posted.

July 10, 2017 at 3:55 PM Updates on the Honcut Fire in Butte County will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/honcut/

July 10, 2017 at 3:29 PM Fire in Butte County, on Cox Lane in Honcut. 50 acres, crews making good progress.

July 10, 2017 at 1:23 PM Updates on the Farad Fire will be here: //yubanet.com/Fires/farad/

July 10, 2017 at 1:22 PM Updates on the Greenhorn Fire will be here: //yubanet.com/Fires/greenhorn/

July 10, 2017 at 1:17 PM Air Attack reports the fire is in a backyard, requests one tanker drop.

July 10, 2017 at 1:13 PM Air Attack 500 lifted off to go to the reported fire near Farad, reports a vegetation fire on Greenhorn Road and La Noria Court. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 10, 2017 at 1:03 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported fire on westbound I-80 at Farad, near the CA/NV stateline. Reported as a 20 by 20 spot.

July 10, 2017 at 10:04 AM Eldorado National Forest update: Today crews will continue to mop up the Middle Fire in the Hell Hole area. The fire has line completed around it and a hose lay in place.

July 10, 2017 at 8:21 AM CAL FIRE’s planned training exercise tomorrow in Cascade Shores was canceled on Friday evening due to the Wall Fire and the heightened activity within the unit. We just confirmed with Cal Fire’s PIO that the exercise will be rescheduled at a later date, possibly on July 25th – if fire activity allows it.

July 10, 2017 at 7:18 AM Northcote IC reports a small 10 by 10 spot behind the residence, they can handle with the resources at scene.

July 10, 2017 at 7:16 AM Possible unattended camp fire at the Dog Bar bridge, a brush unit is being dispatched.

July 10, 2017 at 7:15 AM Smoke check in the area of Northcote Place of Red Dog Road, first unit on scene reports light smoke visible from the rear of the residence.

July 10, 2017 at 6:56 AM Slight cool down through mid-week, next heatwave later in the week. Temperatures won’t be quite as hot today across interior NorCal as over the weekend.

July 9, 2017 at 7:59 PM Commercial vehicle fire at Clipper Gap is knocked down but will require extensive mop-up operations. Firefighters will be on scene for approximately 2 hours

July 9, 2017 at 7:34 PM Extension to the wildland is contained with units at scene on westbound I-80 at Clipper Gap.

July 9, 2017 at 7:28 PM Full wildland dispatch for a tractor trailer fire, with extension to the wildland on westbound I-80 near Clipper Gap. First unit is at scene.

July 9, 2017 at 4:47 PM First unit in the area reports nothing showing. Two more engines to continue in and the incoming engines are to stage at their current locations. Canceling aircraft.

July 9, 2017 at 4:40 PM Now a full wildland dispatch to Lake Francis Road just south of Old Dobbins Road.

July 9, 2017 at 4:35 PM Oregon Peak lookout is reporting light grey smoke in the Lake Francis area. Dobbins and Cal Fire units en route.

July 9, 2017 at 3:53 PM Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency proclamation for Butte County due to the effects of the Wall Fire, which has burned hundreds of acres, damaged critical infrastructure, threatened homes and caused the evacuation of residents.

July 9, 2017 at 3:13 PM Tanker truck is upright, resources are being released.

July 9, 2017 at 3:00 PM Overturned tanker truck with a 5,000 gallon capacity appears to be empty. Accident is at the Casa Loma off ramp.

July 9, 2017 at 2:55 PM Tanker truck rollover eastbound I-80 and Alta. Tanker truck is possibly a gasoline tanker. Numerous engines en route.

July 9, 2017 at 2:51 PM Eldorado National Forest: Fire resources are on scene of a 1/2 acre fire in the Hell Hole area (Georgetown District). All forward progress has been stopped. This was reported near the Middle Meadows campground.

July 9, 2017 at 2:38 PM Firefighters are now in the area, could have been a dust plume from equipment. Canceling the wildland dispatch.

July 9, 2017 at 2:34 PM Full wildland dispatch, with air support, on order for the vegetation fire on Vista Ave.

July 9, 2017 at 2:30 PM Possible vegetation fire on Vista Ave. off North Forbes Road, Thermalands (Lincoln area)

July 9, 2017 at 1:08 PM Vegetation fire behind Hidden Glenn Drive in the Loomis area, full wildland dispatch with air support, reported by the West IC.

July 9, 2017 at 12:33 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire, reported by a lookout as a column building, near the Middle Meadows Forest Campground – 5 to 8 miles southwest of Hell Hole Reservoir on the Eldorado National Forest. TNF engines en route.

July 9, 2017 at 12:04 PM TNF Air Attack 17 is en route to the Whittier fire, will be off Forest.

July 9, 2017 at 11:14 AM Major injuries reported by medics at the accident on Tyler Foote Crossing Rd. Air ambulance requested.

July 9, 2017 at 11:02 AM Vehicle into a tree on Tyler Foot Crossing Road near Badger Hill Rd. North San Juan Fire en route.

July 9, 2017 at 10:43 AM Tahoe Engines 333, 341 and 73 are en route to the Whittier Fire on the Los Padres National Forest.

July 9, 2017 at 10:05 AM NWS Sacramento: One last hot day today for this heat event. Valley areas influenced by the Delta Breeze are much cooler this morning, with lows in the 60s. The foothills remain warm in the low 70s. Highs across the area this afternoon will be about 3 to 5 degrees lower than yesterday. More cooling is expected through mid week, reaching near normal levels for Tuesday and Wednesday. Very low humidity today will continue risk of fire starts, with this risk decreasing over the next few days as humidity increases. Temperatures trend up again late in the week, with hot weather expected again for next weekend.

July 9, 2017 at 9:15 AM Sierra County Sheriff: At approximately 4:30am this morning our office received a report of a directed (not random) home robbery having taken place in eastern Sierra County. There were no injuries reported but there were several weapons and ammunition stolen from the residence. We do have a person of interest that we are attempting to locate and notifications have been made to surrounding agencies to BOLO for this subject. This is still a very active investigation and no further information is being released at this time.

July 9, 2017 at 9:02 AM Report of a hotspot, some smoke seen, on the China Fire in Penn Valley, units are en route to check it out.

July 9, 2017 at 7:09 AM The Wall Fire morning update has been posted.

July 8, 2017 at 5:56 PM Fire in Eldorado County, on the South Fork of the American River. The fire is burning on both sides of the river. More soon.

July 8, 2017 at 5:19 PM Updates on the West Fire will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/west/

July 8, 2017 at 4:57 PM H24 is on the ground at Bridgeport, reconfiguring for a hoist operation.

July 8, 2017 at 4:55 PM Reported new vegetation fire at Camp Far West, units are en route.

July 8, 2017 at 4:32 PM Bridgeport IC reports the medics and firefighters are preparing to hike to the patient. CHP H24 helicopter is en route to the incident if a hoist is needed.

July 8, 2017 at 4:23 PM First unit is at scene at the Covered Bridge, additional resources arriving now.

July 8, 2017 at 4:12 PM Water rescue near the Bridgeport Covered Bridge. Patient reportedly still in the water with a broken leg. North San Juan Fire, Consolidated, Penn Valley and Cal Fire units en route.

July 8, 2017 at 4:11 PM Medical rescue at the Bridgeport Covered Bridge.

July 8, 2017 at 3:35 PM National Weather Service-Reno has issued a Red Flag Warning in effect from 2 PM to 8 PM Sunday and 11 AM to 11 PM Monday for gusty winds and low humidity for Fire Weather Zone 278 Eastern Lassen County and NW Nevada. Link

July 8, 2017 at 3:05 PM Smoke check in the area of Hwy 49 and the Pendola Extension Road near Willow Creek campground. Units en route.

July 8, 2017 at 2:28 PM First unit has arrived at Lake Wildwood, reports a 40 by 40 spot. They can handle it with the resources on scene.

July 8, 2017 at 2:24 PM Full wildland dispatch now to the reported grass fire on Chaparral Drive across from Swallow Way in Lake Wildwood.

July 8, 2017 at 2:22 PM Reports of a grass fire inside the main gate at Lake Wildwood.

July 8, 2017 at 2:18 PM Updates on the Bloomfield Fire will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/bloomfield/

July 8, 2017 at 2:09 PM Fire is approximately 1 acre, with structure threat.

July 8, 2017 at 2:05 PM Smoke report from Banner Mountain in the North Bloomfield-Graniteville Road near Hwy 49 Full wildland dispatch, including air support on order.

July 8, 2017 at 12:54 PM Rumor control: There is no fire in Nevada or Yuba counties at this time. Prevailing winds are carrying smoke from the 2,000-acre Wall Fire to the south west, in the afternoon the smoke will disperse a little in the area as winds shift.

July 8, 2017 at 12:18 PM All aircraft has been released from the 1.5 acre Sierra Fire near Sierra City. AA17 and Helicopter 514 are at the Grass Valley Air Attack abse and available. Helicopter 510 is returning to Chester.

July 8, 2017 at 9:27 AM Hot and dry through the weekend with warm overnight temperatures. Temperatures last night into this morning have been warm and it will be hot again today and into Sunday. Drink extra water, reduce strenuous outdoor activities, and stay cool.

July 8, 2017 at 9:13 AM Air Attack 17 is over yesterday’s 1.5 acres fire near Sierra City. Engine 333 is on the ground.

July 8, 2017 at 7:36 AM Wall Fire update: 1,688 acres and 2% contained. Real-time updates: //yubanet.com/Fires/wall/

July 7, 2017 at 8:30 PM Firefighters are making progress on both the Dobbins and Sierra City fires. Cutoff time for the air support is approaching fast. Ground crews will remain on scene overnight.

July 7, 2017 at 8:04 PM The Cascade Shores WUI Training has been cancelled for July 11th. With today’s events: Multiple fires in NEU and major fires in Butte, Sierra, and Madera counties, our Unit Engine/Staffing drawdown from 21 to 7 engines to support these fires, combined with various participating cooperator fire agencies out of unit as well, It is safe to say, the drill for Tuesday the 11th needs to be cancelled and rescheduled to the alternate date of the July 25th (hopefully a quieter time)- Chief Matt Wallen CAL FIRE Battalion Chief.

July 7, 2017 at 7:53 PM Fire near Loganville and Sierra City is holding at 1.5 acres. Difficult access on the ground for the firefighters.

July 7, 2017 at 7:41 PM Dobbins Fire and a Forest Service crew are starting to hike down the slope to build handline. Air support will be offline shortly, due to sunset and shadows making precise drops impossible.

July 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM Air Attack is directing Tanker 93 to lay down retardant lines, a hotshot crew is en route to the fire in Dobbins.

July 7, 2017 at 7:24 PM Air Attack 500 is over the fire in Dobbins, potential for some roll out. Tankers will lay down a box of retardant, there is a small spot fire starting further down the drainage.

July 7, 2017 at 7:01 PM Vegetation fire in Dobbins, Lake Francis Road and Halvey Way. Units en route.

photo by Mary Davey

July 7, 2017 at 6:40 PM Air Attack 17 has two helicopters on order. After the retardant drops by the tankers, a few bambi bucket drops should keep the fire confined between the dump and the road. Firefighters on the ground are making good progress.

July 7, 2017 at 6:27 PM Vegetation fire near Sierra City. Air Attack 17, E-32 E-71 and E-72 on scene. Approximately 1 to 1.5 acres in heavy timber. Tanker 89 and Tanker 93 arriving on scene.

July 7, 2017 at 6:11 PM All units with the exception of one engine are being canceled for the fire on Foresthill Road. Fire is contained.

July 7, 2017 at 6:03 PM Vegetation fire near the Everybody’s Inn on Foresthill Road, full wildland response on order.

July 7, 2017 at 5:55 PM Fire at Camp Far West is contained, has a line around it. Two more engines to respond, all others are canceled.

July 7, 2017 at 5:41 PM Vegetation fire at the North Gate of Camp Far West. Full wildland response with air support being dispatched.

July 7, 2017 at 4:20 PM Vegetation fire in Dobbins near Wilow Glen and Skyview.

July 7, 2017 at 3:30 PM The large column of smoke seen in North San Juan, Penn Valley area is from the Wall fire in Butte County. Updates here: //yubanet.com/Fires/wall/

July 7, 2017 at 3:19 PM Smoke report from Banner Mountain, possibly the fire in Butte County.

July 7, 2017 at 3:00 PM Both Air Attack 17 and 500 and both tankers are off the grass Valley Air Attack Base for fires in Butte County and MMU. No aircraft at GVAAB at this time.

July 7, 2017 at 2:55 PM Report of a vegetation fire in Bangor, Butte County. Area units are responding.

July 7, 2017 at 2:48 PM RV on fire, Hwy 20 across from Stable Lane in Nevada City. Units en route.

July 7, 2017 at 12:16 PM First unit has arrived on Cerrito Road, reporting an engine compartment fire with a small extension to the wildland. All but two other engines are canceled.

July 7, 2017 at 12:08 PM Passenger vehicle fire, Hwy 49 and Cerrito Road, threat to the vegetation. Emergency services en route, including air support.

July 7, 2017 at 7:58 AM Weather: Hot stands for Hydrate Often Today. Strong high pressure will continue across interior Northern California on Friday and into the weekend. Most locations will experience high temperatures from 9 to 12 degrees above normal.

July 6, 2017 at 6:35 PM Units in the area of Idaho-Maryland are unable to locate a fire.

July 6, 2017 at 6:10 PM Possible vegetation fire on Idaho-Maryland Road and Brunswick Road, Ophir Hill, Consolidated and Cal Fire en route.

July 6, 2017 at 3:35 PM Report of a fire between West Broad Street and Chief Kelly Drive in Nevada City, near a bus stop. Engines en route.

July 6, 2017 at 3:31 PM A truck hauling steel lost its load on Ridge Road, just east of Hwy 49. Lanes are blocked.

July 6, 2017 at 1:13 PM NWS Reno: As you may know, there are several ongoing wildfires in the Reno/Sparks area and emergency crews are working hard to put them out. This is a summary of results updated this morning of all four fires as of now. So far, a total of roughly 115,000 acres have burned within the area already with that number expected to climb through the weekend. Smoky/hazy conditions should continue through the end of the week with possible isolated thunderstorms throughout the region. Please keep up to date with the fires as well as the forecast and stay safe!

July 6, 2017 at 1:02 PM Wolf Mountain and Banner Mountain lookouts (and now you) have been informed of a quarry blast within the next 10-15 minutes at Parks Bar Quarry in Smartsville. No need to report the resulting plume.

July 6, 2017 at 11:52 AM Firefighters have located an illegal debris burn on Lost Lake Road, nobody in attendance. Prevention officer will respond to the address.

July 6, 2017 at 11:42 AM Banner Mountain lookout reports the column appears to be dissipating. Units en route to Lost Lake Road between Greenhorn Road and Hwy 174 for a smoke check.

July 6, 2017 at 11:41 AM Lookout is reporting a possible vegetation fire in the Peardale/Hwy 174 area.

July 6, 2017 at 8:38 AM First unit has arrived at the reported vegetation fire, it is an illegal debris burn. Firefighters are requesting a Prevention Officer to respond to Los Cedros Lane.

July 6, 2017 at 8:35 AM Possible vegetation fire near the Y at Hwy 174 and Brunswick Road. Units arriving at scene.

July 6, 2017 at 7:57 AM Hot and dry, with a chance of thunderstorms up high. Late-day thunderstorm chances likely to remain confined to the Sierra Nevada to the south of Lake Tahoe over the next several days.

OES 334 at Grass Valley Fire Station 2 this morning preparing for deployment to Nevada. Photo courtesy GVFD

July 5, 2017 at 3:22 PM Grass Valley Fire Department operates Office of Emergency Services Engine (OES) 334. This morning at 01:00 Grass Valley Fire crews, operating on OES 334, deployed as part of a California OES Strike Team to the Earthstone Incident North East of Sparks Nevada.

July 5, 2017 at 2:05 PM Drift smoke from the China Fire in Penn Valley is wafting through the South Yuba canyon. There is no other fire in the area, at this time.

July 5, 2017 at 12:59 PM Updates on the fire on China Court in Penn Valley will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/china/

July 5, 2017 at 12:29 AM Houghton Ranch Rd. in Penn Valley, tree into power lines.  Full wildland response, with aircraft. Firefighters are starting to make progress.

July 5, 2017 at 8:03 AM Return to hotter weather starts Thursday – elevated risk of wildfires. The possibility of thunderstorms across northern California this time of year often brings elevated fire weather danger. Today (and the rest of the summer) will be a good day to practice fire safety!

July 4, 2017 at 10:26 PM Fire near old Hwy 40 possible campfire near the PCT.

July 4, 2017 at 10:18 PM Report of a fire just north of the old Hwy 40 near the Rainbow Bridge (Donner Pass Road and PCT.) Units en route.

July 4, 2017 at 9:54 PM Firefighters are responding to numerous calls for fireworks, grass fires and medical calls. Please, be responsible.

July 4, 2017 at 9:25 PM Units on scene at Julia Ranch have been unable to locate a fire, only remnants of a previous fire.

July 4, 2017 at 9:21 PM Firefighters met with the reporting party, can see what appears to be a trash/debris burn on a side road. Incoming engines to stage on Greenhorn Road.

July 4, 2017 at 9:04 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire on Julia Ranch Road and Terrapax Pl. off Jones Ridge Road in the Greenhorn Road area of Grass Valley. Units are en route, attempting to locate.

July 4, 2017 at 8:48 PM Report of a fire in the Sugarpine campground, reported by a camp host on an adjacent lake.

July 4, 2017 at 6:35 PM Reported vegetation fire on I-80 near Bell was a false alarm. All units are returning to their stations.

July 4, 2017 at 6:28 PM Full wildland dispatch for a roadside spot on I-80 between Bell Road and Foresthill exit. Spot on Auburn Folsom will be handled by the first two engines at scene.

July 4, 2017 at 6:22 PM Roadside fire on Auburn Folsom Road and Indian Hill Road in south Placer County. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 4, 2017 at 6:13 PM Non-injury vehicle accident on the 12000 block of LaBarr Meadows Road. Use caution in the area.

July 4, 2017 at 5:03 PM LakelandFire [update] off Lakeland Blvd & Feather River, east of Oroville (Butte County) is now 20 acres & 60% contained.

July 4, 2017 at 4:34 PM Hwy 193 fire has been extinguished by locals, canceling all incoming resources.

July 4, 2017 at 4:32 PM Per Cal Fire/Butte County Fire: Lakeland IC states forward progress stopped, tankers on load and hold at Chico.

July 4, 2017 at 4:24 PM Full wildland dispatch to a vegetation fire, sparked by arcing power lines, on Hwy 193 in the Newcastle area.

July 4, 2017 at 4:23 PM Firefighters are battling a 15 acre wildfire off Lakeland Blvd & Feather River, east of Oroville (Butte County).

July 4, 2017 at 3:59 PM Oak Fire north of Quincy: 4 acres, 50% contained. Forward spread has been stopped. Structure threat has been mitigated. Evacuations on hold for Oakland Recreation Camp, road closure remains in effect for Oakland Camp Rd.

July 4, 2017 at 3:54 PM Vehicle accident westbound 49 just west of the Dorsey Drive interchange.

July 4, 2017 at 2:55 PM Per Yuba County Sheriff, no fire, all units are being canceled.

July 4, 2017 at 2:51 PM Possible car fire with extension to the vegetation on Loma Rica Road and Iowa City Road in Yuba County.

July 4, 2017 at 2:36 PM Firefighters are battling a new fire in the Plumas National Forest near Oakland Feather River Camp

July 4, 2017 at 1:35 PM Updates on the Bear Fire will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/bear/

July 4, 2017 at 1:32 PM The fire was reportedly sparked by kids setting off fireworks.

July 4, 2017 at 1:31 PM Possible vegetation fire on Plumtree Road at the Bear River Campgrounds. Full wildland dispatch, including air support being ordered.

July 4, 2017 at 1:11 PM Spooner Fire is contained. #NDF #HTF continue mop up operations.

July 4, 2017 at 12:41 PM Humboldt-Toyabe National Forest, Nevada Department of Forestry and Carson Fire on scene of a brush fire near Spooner Summit north side of Hwy 50.

July 4, 2017 at 12:21 PM Vehicle rollover on Alta Sierra Drive, emergency services en route.

July 4, 2017 at 12:01 PM Updates on the Billie Fire in the Dobbins area will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/billie/

July 4, 2017 at 11:46 AM Units en route to the fire in the Dobbins area can see a column building, requesting one additional water tender and a dozer.

July 4, 2017 at 11:39 AM Report of a vegetation fire in the Dobbins area. Units en route.

July 4, 2017 at 10:33 AM TNF Air Attack 17 is off the Grass Valley Air Attack Base, en route to the Truckee Fire in Nevada.

July 4, 2017 at 10:18 AM Warm and dry today, clear skies tonight. Nice weather is expected for the forth of July with dry conditions. Temperatures around firework time will be in the 70’s in the south valley and 80’s in the north valley. Cooler conditions in the mountains with 60’s and 70’s.

July 3, 2017 at 8:32 PM Engines are en route to the incident, lookout reports that a vehicle is quickly leaving the scene.

July 3, 2017 at 8:24 PM Smoke report from Saddleback lookout, saw a possible explosion and smoke hanging over the area.

July 3, 2017 at 8:02 PM Vehicle vs tree on Magnolia Road, units en route.

July 3, 2017 at 8:00 PM Units on scene have a knockdown on the RV fire on Mt. Olive Road.

July 3, 2017 at 7:54 PM First unit at scene on Mt. Olive Road reports a small RV, fully involved. No extension to the wildland. Avoid the area if possible, CHP en route for traffic control.

July 3, 2017 at 7:49 PM RV fire on Mt. Olive Road and Lower Colfax Road. Units en route.

July 3, 2017 at 7:43 PM Units have arrived on Aurora, escaped debris pile.

July 3, 2017 at 7:26 PM Reported debris fire on Aurora Close off Banner Quaker Hill Road, units en route.

July 3, 2017 at 4:26 PM Traffic hazard on Idaho-Maryland Road at Tranquility Lane. Vehicle stopped in the roadway.

July 3, 2017 at 3:26 PM Medical rescue at the confluence of the American River near Auburn.

July 3, 2017 at 9:52 AM Vehicle vs bicyclist on Hwy 174 at Mount Olive Road. Emergency services on scene.

July 3, 2017 at 9:32 AM Fire Weather Watch for the high country, risk of thunderstorms with very little precip on Wednesday.

July 3, 2017 at 8:28 AM If you see a shiny object in the sky, it’s a balloon from Google’s Project Loon currently over the Nevada City and Grass Valley areas.

July 3, 2017 at 8:02 AM Warm and dry week ahead, slight warming towards the weekend. Warm and dry weather continues across the region today. Temperatures will be close to average for early July.

July 2, 2017 at 9:07 PM Illegal campfires by Drum Powerhouse, a group of people not respecting the no campfire signs. Firefighters and law enforcement en route.

July 2, 2017 at 9:03 PM Solo vehicle accident on Hwy 49 near Smith Road, blocking the roadway. CHP and fire on scene.

July 2, 2017 at 2:08 PM River rescue near the Rainbow Lodge.

July 2, 2017 at 1:44 PM Report of a possible fire on the Bear River bridge on Hwy 174.

July 2, 2017 at 12:53 PM Updates on the Brewer Fire, south of Alta Sierra will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/brewer/

July 2, 2017 at 12:42 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Brewer Road near Conestoga Drive. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 2, 2017 at 12:01 PM Tanker 88 and an engine strike team are being requested to a fire in Butte County.

July 2, 2017 at 11:36 AM The fire on Western Lane has been contained. Next closest engine to continue in, all others can return to their stations. A total of 4 engines on scene.

July 2, 2017 at 11:30 AM First unit on scene on Western Lane reports a 50 by 50 spot. Locals working on it. Air Attack and one tanker to the incident.

July 2, 2017 at 11:26 AM Report of a vegetation fire on Western Lane, across from Garden Bar Road in the Lincoln area.

July 2, 2017 at 11:22 AM TNF Air Attack 17 is covering the area while Cal Fire’s 230 is over the Pleasant Fire.

July 2, 2017 at 10:40 AM All updates on the pleasant Fire will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/pleasant/

July 2, 2017 at 10:36 AM First units have arrived on scene, requesting Air Attack, one dozer and a crew to report to the fire. Captain 5602 is now the Pleasant IC.

July 2, 2017 at 10:29 AM Penn Valley and North San Juan Fire are responding to a possible vegetation fire in the Pleasant Valley Road area. Fire in a field, possibly threatening one outbuilding. No other structures in the area.

July 2, 2017 at 9:38 AM Above normal temperatures during the day, decent cooling off overnight. Warm conditions are in store across Northern California today, with temperatures expected to be warmer than normal across the interior.

July 1, 2017 at 5:13 PM All incoming resources are being canceled. No fire at the Placer County library. Smell is possibly from an a/c unit.

July 1, 2017 at 5:07 PM First unit has arrived at scene at the library, nothing showing. Evacuation is in progress at the library on Nevada Street in Auburn.

July 1, 2017 at 5:05 PM Reported commercial structure fire, smell of burning in front of the Placer County Library in Auburn. Numerous engines en route.

July 1, 2017 at 3:35 PM Updates on the Foote Fire will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/foote/

July 1, 2017 at 3:26 PM One structure on the property, not immediately threatened. 2 acres of grass now involved.

July 1, 2017 at 3:19 PM Augmented dispatch for the fire on Footehold Drive across of McCourtney Road, Tanker 88, dozer and additional engines. Fire is reported at about 1/2 acre.

July 1, 2017 at 3:17 PM Structure fire on Footehold Drive, across of McCourtney Road. Engines en route, possible wildland involvement.

July 1, 2017 at 2:18 PM Both lanes blocked on Hwy 20 at Ponderosa. Pickup truck lost a load of wood.

July 1, 2017 at 11:36 AM CAL FIRE and Truckee Fire suspended all residential outdoor burning within the State Responsibility Area of Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties. This suspension bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris like pine needles and branches. “The suspension of residential outdoor burning is a critical element in protecting the community from the persistent threat of wildfire. The suspension of burn permits for residential landscape debris does not apply to campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property. Campfires may be permitted if the campfire is maintained in such a manner as to prevent its spread to the wildland. A campfire permit can be obtained at local fire stations and online at PreventWildfireCA.org. For additional information on how to create Defensible Space, as well as tips to prevent wildfires, visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

July 1, 2017 at 9:25 AM A warm 4th of July weekend is in store for NorCal. There will be an isolated chance for showers and t-storms in the Sierra Saturday afternoon otherwise dry weather is expected.

July 1, 2017 at 6:55 AM If you are looking for last month’s log, you can find it here.


    • Here’s the post again: July 5, 2017 at 2:05 PM Drift smoke from the China Fire in Penn Valley is wafting through the South Yuba canyon. There is no other fire in the area, at this time.

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