Happening Now – August 2019

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

August 23, 2019 at 8:58 PM Power outage northwest of Nevada City. PG&E assessment crew is en route to the outage. Estimated time of restoration is midnight. 476 customers affected.

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August 23, 2019 at 6:44 PM Updates on the Hansen Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/hansen/

August 23, 2019 at 6:32 PM Possible vegetation fire, full wildland dispatch on order. Black smoke seen in the area of Hansen Bros. Quarry on Taylor Crossing Road off Dog Bar Road.

August 23, 2019 at 5:50 PM Solo vehicle vs a power pole on Quartz Drive near Galena Drive in North Auburn. Emergency services on scene, also dealing with a small vegetation fire.

August 23, 2019 at 11:14 AM Broken glass reported all over the roadway at Hwy 49 and Combie Road. At least it’s not a mirror.

August 23, 2019 at 6:38 AM Above average temperatures continue well into next week. Highs will continue to warm up into next week, with the hottest days expected early next week. Make sure to check in on the elderly, children, and those susceptible to heat-related illness!

August 22, 2019 at 10:49 PM Updates on the #DogFire on Dog Bar Road near Oak Ridge Drive will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/dog/

August 22, 2019 at 10:38 PM 111 PG&E customers are out of power, possible related to the Dog incident.

August 22, 2019 at 10:37 PM Power lines are down at the Dog Bar incident, units reporting 1/2 acre in heavy fuels.

August 22, 2019 at 10:34 PM First unit scene reports the fire is burning at a slow rate of spread, no threat to structures.

August 22, 2019 at 10:32 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire on Dog Bar Road near Mount Olive Road, reported as brush on fire. Units en route.

August 22, 2019 at 5:42 PM Insurance Town Hall meeting is about to start. The meeting is being livestreamed on NCTV, on YubaNet (thank you NCTV), and you can listen to the live broadcast on KVMR.

August 22, 2019 at 1:41 PM No fire on I-80, just hot brakes on a big rig.

August 22, 2019 at 1:30 PM Possible vegetation fire on westbound I-80 and Newcastle. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 22, 2019 at 12:05 PM Firefighters have searched the area thoroughly, units will continue to look for any smoke near Rainbows End.

August 22, 2019 at 11:53 AM Pike County lookout reports nothing showing in the area.

August 22, 2019 at 11:45 AM Possible illegal debris burn near Rainbows End on the San Juan Ridge, units en route.

August 22, 2019 at 11:31 AM First unit at scene on Skyway reports a small spot, contained by roadworkers. All resources, except prevention are canceled.

August 22, 2019 at 11:23 AM Reported fire east of the Tuscan Ridge Golf Course on the south side of Skyway between Chico and Paradise. Full wildland dispatch on order

August 22, 2019 at 9:02 AM Above normal temperatures expected into next week. Even though we are not anticipating elevated fire weather concerns, grasses are very dry due to continued hot & dry weather. It’s always a good idea to practice wildfire safety in the summer.

August 21, 2019 at 6:01 PM No fire on Streeter Road.

August 21, 2019 at 5:49 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported vegetation fire on Streeter Road near Fagerlie Road, Higgins area. Reportedly started by a tractor trailer.

August 21, 2019 at 12:08 PM Ophir IC reports the fire has been knocked down. One other small spot just reported, westbound near Newcastle. Unit at scene reports a 1 by 1 spot.

August 21, 2019 at 12:05 PM Ophir IC requests CHP to respond for traffic control.

August 21, 2019 at 12:02 PM Big rig fire with extension to the vegetation on westbound I-80 near Ophir Road in the Auburn area. First unit at scene reports a large spot, burning at a slow rate of spread.

August 21, 2019 at 10:8 AM Thorough area check in Dutch Flat shows no fire, all units returning.

August 21, 2019 at 10:12 AM Big rig stuck on the Bear River bridge on Dog Bar Road.

August 21, 2019 at 10:08 AM Mt. Howell lookout reports no smoke visible in the Dutch Flat area, engines in the area also report nothing visible.

August 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM Report of a possible vegetation fire on Lincoln Road near Gold Run Road in Dutch Flat. Units en route.

August 21, 2019 at 8:27 AM Tahoe National Forest enters into fire restrictions effective today. An analysis of current fuel conditions and weather observations as compared to historic data has shown current conditions that could support large fire growth.

August 21, 2019 at 7:17 AM Warmer temperatures expected across interior NorCal today as high pressure strengthens. Despite the trough passage to our north today, temperatures will begin to increase across the region as onshore flow weakens.

August 21, 2019 at 6:55 AM Small vegetation fire on Donner Pass Road near Coldstream. There is no threat to the public, and the fire has been contained. All roadways are open, per Truckee Police.

August 20, 2019 at 11:22 AM

August 20, 2019 at 8:21 AM Two-car accident on Hwy 174 near Meadow Drive, roadway is clear.

August 20, 2019 at 7:02 AM High temperatures today are forecast to be similar to Monday’s across interior NorCal. Brief period of hot temperatures mid to late week, with widespread triple digit highs possible Thursday. Help the elderly, kids and pets stay cool!

August 19, 2019 at 8:27 PM

August 19, 2019 at 5:14 PM PCSO: First responders are en route to a vehicle collision on Foresthill Road between Upper & Lower Todd Valley Roads. Please use caution in the area.

August 19, 2019 at 4:25 PM Higgins Fire has contained the small fire to a 10 by 20 spot, mopping up now.

August 19, 2019 at 4:10 PM Full wildland dispatch for smoke seen on Katy Lane, first unit in the Higgins area is on scene. Small spot only, one engines to continue in, all others can cancel.

August 19, 2019 at 3:21 PM Update. Child extricated from the river. Expected to make full recovery. Let this be a reminder that the currents are still moving very fast in some areas of the Yuba. Children and pets should be at monitored at all times.

August 19, 2019 at 1:45 PM Nevada County Consolidated and Nevada City Fire en route to Hwy. 49 at the South Fork Yuba River for water rescue. Reports of a child in distress in the river.

August 19, 2019 at 12:53 PM Firefighters have a wetline around the Eldorado fire. Forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

August 19, 2019 at 12:46 PM EldoradoFire: The fire is moving towards Runnymeade Dr. Please stay out of the area as fire crews work to suppress the fire.

August 19, 2019 at 12:38 PM Vehicle fire at the Gold Run rest area is fully contained, traffic is still very slow.

August 19, 2019 at 12:37 PM AEU Firefighters are responding to a vegetation fire at highway 50 and El Dorado road.

August 19, 2019 at 11:57 AM Peardale/Chicago Park water tender requested to respond the big rig fire on I-80 at the Gold Run rest area. 1/4 acre of vegetation on fire as a result of the big rig fire.

August 19, 2019 at 11:57 AM

August 19, 2019 at 11:51 AM Thanks to reader Barney for the heads up about a Comcast outage in the Cedar Ridge area. ETR is 3:00 pm.

August 19, 2019 at 11:10 AM

August 19, 2019 at 7:45 AM Smoke report turned out to be a false alert.

August 19, 2019 at 7:18 AM Possible vegetation fire between Old Man Mountain and Fordyce Lake Road, reported as smoke seen from the valley. Units en route.

August 19, 2019 at 6:54 AM Pleasant temperatures to start the week, above average temperatures return by Thursday. After a brief heat wave, the Delta breeze will keep cooler weather in place through Monday before a return to above normal temperatures by the middle of the week.

August 18, 2019 at 11:09 PM Per Caltrans, westbound I-80 at Newcastle is fully open again after the big rig fire.

August 18, 2019 at 10:05 PM Units at scene on Tyler Foote report they can handle the incident. Ambulance to continue in as a precautionary measure.

August 18, 2019 at 9:48 PM Vehicle accident reported as possibly a car over the embankment on Hwy 49 near Tyler Foote Road. Units en route.

August 18, 2019 at 9:08 PM Passenger vehicle fire on Freeman Lane near McCourtney has been fully contained, no spread to the wildland. All units have been released.

August 18, 2019 at 7:42 PM All units are clear from Lake Vera/Purdon Road.

August 18, 2019 at 7:25 PM Smoke check requested on Lake Vera Purdon Road near Bears End. Units en route.

August 18, 2019 at 5:35 PM

August 18, 2019 at 4:52 PM Firefighters on scene have confined the vegetation fire to the side of the highway, on lane of westbound I-80 will reopen shortly.

Photo Amy Abt

August 18, 2019 at 4:47 PM First unit at scene reports a fully involved big rig with vegetation involvement.

August 18, 2019 at 4:45 PM Big rig vehicle fire with extension to the wildland on westbound I-80 at Newcastle Road. Full wildlland dispatch on order.

August 18, 2019 at 4:17 PM Vehicle into a tree on westbound Hwy 20 at Marysville Road. Units en route.

August 18, 2019 at 3:16 PM

Tankers 88 and 89 are now assigned to the Enterprise Fire on Lumpkin Road in Butte County. Fire is holding at 1 acre at this time.

August 18, 2019 at 3:10 PM

August 18, 2019 at 3:01 PM Cal Fire/Butte County Firefighters are at scene of a vegetation fire, Lumpkin Rd near Enterprise Bridge, Robinson Mill, first engine reporting 1/2 acre making access

August 18, 2019 at 2:18 PM Updates on the Douglas Fire in Loma Rica will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/douglas/

August 18, 2019 at 2:13 PM Now a full wildland dispatch for the Douglas incident.

August 18, 2019 at 2:08 PM Reported vegetation fire on Douglas Way near Loma Rica Road in Loma Rica. Units en route.

August 18, 2019 at 2:02 PM The off ramp is temporarily shut down, firefighters have knocked down the commercial vehicle fire. The rear brake fire on the trailer is extinguished. Two engines to continue in, all others can cancel.

August 18, 2019 at 2:01 PM Vegetation fire is now fully contained, units are starting to work on the big rig brake fire. Canceling some incoming resources like the aircraft and the dozer.

August 18, 2019 at 1:58 PM First unit at scene reports a big rig fire, with no extension to the wildland in the same area. Additionally, a small spot in the center divide of the off ramp at Gold Run. They have knocked down the vegetation fire and will now switch to the commercial vehicle fire.

August 18, 2019 at 1:57 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported vegetation fire on eastbound I-80 at Gold Run.

August 18, 2019 at 1:06 PM No big rig fire, all units are being canceled.

August 18, 2019 at 12:55 PM Possible big rig fire on westbound I-80 at Hwy 174, units en route.

August 17, 2019 at 5:33 PM Canceling all units to the reported fire at Farad.

August 17, 2019 at 5:18 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported vegetation fire on the north side of eastbound I-80 at Farad.

August 17, 2019 at 5:01 PM Reported vegetation fire on Bowman Road now classified as a false alarm, all units have been canceled.

August 17, 2019 at 4:57 PM Scaling back the response to the reported fire on Bowman Road, air attack still en route. So far nothing showing.

August 17, 2019 at 4:57 PM Medical, water rescue at Sierra Point Dam in the Loma Rica area, Yuba County. Units en route.

August 17, 2019 at 4:54 PM Multiple units in the area of Julia Ranch Rd. report nothing showing.

August 17, 2019 at 4:47 PM Full wildland dispatch on order, including aircraft, for a reported vegetation fire on Bowman Road, access via Bell Road in Auburn.

August 17, 2019 at 4:35 PM Smoke check on Julia Ranch Road in the Greenhorn area, units en route. Reported as white smoke dissipating. Wolf Mountain lookout reports nothing visible.

August 17, 2019 at 3:25 PM First unit at scene reports less than 1 acre, forward progress has been stopped.

August 17, 2019 at 3:21 PM Firefighters are responding to a vegetation fire in the area of HWY 124 and Buena Vista Road in Amador County #BrickFire

August 17, 2019 at 2:46 PM Numerous engines en route to a reported vehicle fire in the parking lot of the Old 5-Mile House on Hwy 20. Caller reporting heavy smoke and flames coming from the engine compartment.

August 17, 2019 at 11:23 AM Seasonal temperatures and a slight cooldown through the weekend, another heatwave by late next week. Most locations will see readings below where they were yesterday. The cool down will continue through the remainder of the weekend. The Climate Prediction Center is advertising high chances for above normal temperatures from August 22-26.

August 16, 2019 at 9:41 PM Two-car accident on southbound Hwy 49 at Combie Road. Emergency services on scene.

August 16, 2019 at 7:18 PM No injuries reported at the accident on North Bloomfield.

August 16, 2019 at 7:16 PM One lane on North Bloomfield is blocked, emergency services are on scene.

August 16, 2019 at 7:15 PM Accident on North Bloomfield near Cooper Road, units en route.

August 16, 2019 at 3:28 PM Smith IC reports the forward progress has been stopped, units at scene are starting mop-up. They will be committed for approximately an hour and a half to two hours.

August 16, 2019 at 3:26 PM Units at scene at Skyview will be committed another 45 minutes for mop-up.

August 16, 2019 at 3:22 PM First unit has arrived at scene, reports 1/4 acre, contained by irrigated pasture near Smith Ranch.

August 16, 2019 at 3:16 PM Caller reported seeing smoke from the Hwy, units are attempting to locate now.

August 16, 2019 at 3:10 PM Reported vegetation fire on Hwy 20 at Peoria Road, Browns Valley area. Units en route.

August 16, 2019 at 10:59 AM Resources at the Skyview incident are waiting for the PG&E crew to arrive to complete mop-up operations.

August 16, 2019 at 10:48 AM Updates on the Hassler Fire near Camino will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/hassler/

August 16, 2019 at 10:45 AM Skyview fire is being mopped up.

August 16, 2019 at 10:34 AM Eldorado Fire crews are responding to a fire in the area of Hassler and Fruitridge Rd. Smoke is visible on the Bald Mountain Camera. #HasslerFire

August 16, 2019 at 10:33 AM Air Attack 230 is releasing Tanker 88 and TNF helicopter 514 back to their bases.

August 16, 2019 at 10:32 AM Forward progress has been stopped.

August 16, 2019 at 10:31 AM Air Attack 230 is over the fire, confirms report of a small spot between power lines.

August 16, 2019 at 10:27 AM Tanker 88 and Air Attack 230 en route to the fire.

August 16, 2019 at 10:25 AM Skyview IC reports less than 1/4 acre, burning at a slow rate of spread.

August 16, 2019 at 10:19 AM First unit in the area reports about 1/2 acre, making access now. Power lines are down, life safety alert. The fire is on Skyview Court.

August 16, 2019 at 10:16 AM Fire could be possibly on the Neptune Road area, caller reports a building column.

August 16, 2019 at 10:11 AM Reported vegetation fire south of Skyview Court near Willow Glen in Yuba County, full wildland dispatch on order.

August 16, 2019 at 8:52 AM Excessive heat warning through tonight, some reprieve this weekend. Another hot day is expected on Friday for NorCal. Be sure to stay hydrated and to take extra breaks if you have outdoor activities. Northern California is expected to see no precipitation through the coming week but temperatures will be changing from day to day. A warm start today will be followed by cooler temperatures over the weekend. Then most locations will see a warming trend to a little above normal through the middle of next week.

August 15, 2019 at 7:24 PM Feral pig alert? Two pigs on the loose near the intersection of North Bloomfield Lake Vera Purdon Rd.

August 15, 2019 at 4:40 PM Firefighters are at scene of a vegetation fire in the area of Church Mine Road and Martinez Creek in El Dorado. #PattersonFire Fire is 1-2 Acres Moderate Rate of Spread, per CAL FIRE AEU.

August 15, 2019 at 3:34 PM Updates on the Venus Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/venus/

August 15, 2019 at 3:05 PM First unit at scene reports 1/2 acre in heavy brush and timber on the Venus incident. All units to continue in.

August 15, 2019 at 3:05 PM Full wildland dispatch for a fire on Dog Bar Road near Venus Court. Units are on scene, more to follow

August 15, 2019 at 11:42 AM Solo vehicle into a ditch on Wintering Ground Road off John Born Road.

August 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM Re the CodeRED test: Voice calls will take time to go through. The system is dialing 86,000 numbers. Keep in mind, in case of an emergency not the whole county will get the calls. If you believe you are registered and did not receive a message, contact the Office of Emergency Services [email protected]

August 15, 2019 at 7:51 AM Accident on Hwy 49 at Combie Road, vehicle vs dog.

August 15, 2019 at 7:09 AM Dangerous heat expected today with daytime highs 10 or more degrees above normal. Today’s high temperatures are expected to climb just a bit more over Wednesday highs. This will put some places up to the warmest temperatures that have been recorded so far this year. A few record for the date high temperatures may fall as well

August 14, 2019 at 5:19 PM Fire is being mopped up. Canceling all incoming resources, aircraft are off Grass Valley, will return to the base.

August 14, 2019 at 5:15 PM First unit at scene reports a 50 by 50 spot, can handle with one more engine.

August 14, 2019 at 5:09 PM Now a full wildland dispatch en route to the reported fire on Foresthill Road near the bridge.

August 14, 2019 at 5:06 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire on Foresthill Road near Old Foresthill Road at the bridge. Numerous units en route.

August 14, 2019 at 3:48 PM Traffic hazard on Hwy 49 at the 49’er bridge. Cars parked ovr the fog line on both sides.

August 14, 2019 at 3:32 PM Updates on the Brunswick Fire on Idaho-Maryland Road will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/brunswick19/

August 14, 2019 at 3:28 PM Idaho-Maryland Road is being closed down by GVPD. Units at scene report 1/4 acre in grass and brush, getting inti timber, requesting aditional resources.

August 14, 2019 at 3:26 PM Possible vegetation fire on Idaho-Maryland Road in Grass Valley, units en route.

August 14, 2019 at 1:46 PM Updates on the Greenstone Fire near Placerville will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/greenstone/

August 14, 2019 at 1:42 PM Per Caltrans: Highway 50 is closed in both directions near Greenstone Road, between Shingle Springs and Placerville due to a fire. Avoid the area.

August 14, 2019 at 1:35 PM Air Attack 230, Tanker 88 and TNF Helicopter 514 are being assigned to a big rig fire on eastbound US 50 near Greenstone Road in PLacerville. Eastbound traffic on US 50 is being diverted, evacuations starting.

August 14, 2019 at 11:56 AM Fuel leak on a vehicle at the 76 station on South Auburn Street in Colfax. Units en route.

August 14, 2019 at 11:11 AM All units have been canceled after both ground and air resources have been unable to locate (UTL) any smoke or fire.

August 14, 2019 at 11:07 AM Most units dispatched to the reported fire are being canceled.

August 14, 2019 at 11:05 AM Air Attack is over the area, nothing showing.

August 14, 2019 at 11:02 AM Units to stage at Iowa Hill Road while engines in the area do a thorough area check. So far nothing showing.

August 14, 2019 at 10:58 AM The reported fire may be a false alarm, could be dust from a training operation.

August 14, 2019 at 10:55 AM Mount Howell lookout is not seeing any smoke in the Mineral Bar area at this time.

August 14, 2019 at 10:51 AM Full wildland dispatch for a reported vegetation fire in the area of the Mineral Bar Campground on Iowa Hill Road.

August 14, 2019 at 7:14 AM Excessive Heat Warning through late Friday evening. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures will occur and create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

August 13, 2019 at 11:54 PM The campfire has been extinguished, firefighters are returning to their station.

August 13, 2019 at 11:38 PM Firefighters have located a small campfire on Hammonton-Smartsville Road, no bonfire in sight.

August 13, 2019 at 11:13 PM Firefighters are on Hammonton-Smartsville Road, investigating near Thousand Oaks – the reported location of the bonfire.

August 13, 2019 at 11:03 PM Large campfire reported in the area on Hammonton-Smartsville Road, just before Hammonton. Units en route.

August 13, 2019 at 7:47 PM firefighters have searched the Hwy 20 area, no big rig with smoking brakes, all units return to their stations.

August 13, 2019 at 7:39 PM Report of a possible big rig brake fire on Hwy 20 near Melody Road, reported as smoke coming from the brakes. Units en route.

August 13, 2019 at 5:21 PM Emergency services en route to Purdon Crossing.

August 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM 75 customers still out of power on the San Juan ridge.

Estimated time of restoration is 4:00 pm.

PG&E repair crew is on-site working to restore power, found damaged equipment on a power pole.

August 13, 2019 at 11:12 AM NWS Sacramento: Excessive Heat This Week. The latest forecast has high pressure dominating our forecast through Friday, with Valley highs soaring into the 100s. We’re still expecting some relief this weekend, but temperatures are running warmer than previously expected.

August 13, 2019 at 10:01 AM Smoke check requested on Mockingbird Way in the Peardale/Chicago Park Fire Department jurisdiction. Caller reports smoke in the area, unknown if this is related to Sunday’s Mocking Fire.

August 13, 2019 at 8:04 AM Heat returns for the remainder of the workweek. Once again, we’ll see triple digits across northern California this week. Heat like this happens many times a year. Here are some tips to help you beat the heat. Limit outdoor activity. Check on the elderly, children, & pets. Hydrate. Dress for the heat.

August 12, 2019 at 6:25 PM Law enforcement operation underway in Nevada City, in the Sacramento and Boulder Street area. Avoid the vicinity, no further details at this time.

August 12, 2019 at 4:08 PM Emergency services on scene of a car with cut fuel lines (possible gas theft) on Hwy 49 just north of the 49’er bridge. Public Works en route to clean up a minor fuel spill.

August 12, 2019 at 2:47 PM First unit at scene on Hollow Way reports this is a false alarm. Someone set off fireworks in the middle of the road, no accident, no fire. Canceling all incoming resources.

August 12, 2019 at 2:44 PM Numerous resources now en route to the reported vehicle accident/fire with vegetation involved.

August 12, 2019 at 2:41 PM Reported car fire with vegetation fire on Hollow Way along Hwy 49 in Nevada City.

August 12, 2019 at 1:14 PM First unit at scene on Douglas Way reports the fire has been contained by locals to a 100 by 100 spot in grass. Canceling all incoming units.

August 12, 2019 at 1:05 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Douglas Way in Loma Rica. Full wildland dispatch on order. Homeowner reports approximately 1/2 acre fire in grass.

August 12, 2019 at 12:49 PM Harlequin IC reports the fire is now contained, no need for aircraft.

August 12, 2019 at 12:47 PM All units dispatched to the fire on Harlequin Way to continue in.

August 12, 2019 at 12:45 PM Reported small vegetation fire on Harlequin Way, Auburn area, started by a weed eater. First unit at scene reports 1/4 acre burning at a slow rate of spread.

August 12, 2019 at 11:02 AM Tomorrow, Aug 13, is a Spare The Air day in the Sacramento region.

August 12, 2019 at 10:48 AM Debris burn check, possible camp fire near the Dutch Flat powerhouse Road. Units en route.

August 12, 2019 at 7:31 AM Go outside tonight and look up! The 2019 Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight.

August 12, 2019 at 6:52 AM Warming back up through Thursday. Temperatures will continue to warm this week across interior #NorCal, with the hottest temperatures expected Wednesday & Thursday. As we heat back up, don’t forget heat safety practices!

August 11, 2019 at 8:03 PM Possible vehicle fire on Hwy 49 between Sauer Lane and Pleasant Valley Road on the San Juan Ridge. Engines en route.

August 11, 2019 at 4:32 PM Vehicle into a pole on Jones Bar Road, emergency services en route, no injuries reported. Pole is severely damaged

August 11, 2019 at 3:39 PM Smoke check on the Emerald Pools Trail in the Spaulding area.

August 11, 2019 at 3:20 PM Updates on the Shirttail Fire near Foresthill will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/shirttail/

August 11, 2019 at 3:04 PM Air Attack 230 is over the fire at the Shirttail Campground.

August 11, 2019 at 2:58 PM Updates on the #MockingFire in the Chicago Park area will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/mocking/

August 11, 2019 at 2:55 PM Full wildland dispatch for the reported fire in the Peardale Chicago Park area, reported in the Mockingbird Way near Paloma Way.

August 11, 2019 at 2:51 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire in the Peardale/Chicago Park, Sunshine Valley area. Units en route.

August 11, 2019 at 2:46 PM Now a full wildland dispatch for the reported fire at the Shirttail Creek campground.

August 11, 2019 at 2:40 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Foresthill area at the Shirttail Creek Family campground. Reported as a small spot, access from the Foresthill side.

August 11, 2019 at 1:00 AM Dog IC is canceling all incoming units, they have sufficient resources on scene to contain the fire. A PG&E crew is en route to the incident, with an ETA of approximately 1:30 am.

August 11, 2019 at 12:54 AM First unit at scene reports approximately 1/4 acre of grass and brush on fire. Power lines are still intact. The fire is burning at a slow rate of spread in light flashy fuels. All units to continue in

August 11, 2019 at 12:47 AM Power lines are reported down at the incident on Dog Bar Road.

August 11, 2019 at 12:40 AM Report of a possible vegetation fire on the 18000 block of Dog Bar Road, units en route. A tree and some grass on fire, per a caller

August 10, 2019 at 6:14 PM Quincy IC requests one engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

August 10, 2019 at 6:12 PM Report of a residential structure fire with extension to the wildland on Quincy Lane in Penn Valley, full wildland dispatch on order.

August 10, 2019 at 4:05 PM Vegetation fire on Beale Air Force Base, CAL FIRE engines assisting.

August 10, 2019 at 1:55 PM Accident on Hwy 20 at the South Ponderosa overcrossing. Emergency services en route.

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August 10, 2019 at 12:14 PM First unit at scene on Sacramento Street in Auburn reports a small spot only, one engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

August 10, 2019 at 12:11 PM Possible vegetation fire on Sacramento Street in Auburn, in the vicinity of the Overlook Apartments. Units en route.

August 10, 2019 at 11:32 AM Cool, cloudy and a chance of thunderstorms today. Storms will be possible today in the northern half of the Sacramento Valley. Be sure to have a plan if you are outdoors.

August 10, 2019 at 11:10 AM

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August 10, 2019 at 1:04 AM At 1242 AM PDT, a line of strong thunderstorms were located 7 miles east of Mountain Gate, or 8 miles north of Palo Cedro, moving north at 40 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph and half inch hail are possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include: Redding, Red Bluff, Palo Cedro, Shasta Lake, Anderson, Dairyville, Montgomery Creek, Central Valley, Olinda, Central Valley Cdp, Round Mountain, Hillcrest, O’brien, Blossom, Millville, Mountain Gate and Cottonwood.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning and heavy rain are occurring with these storms. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

August 9, 2019 at 3:50 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the small fire near China Bar. Aircraft have been released.

August 9, 2019 at 3:37 PM

August 9, 2019 at 3:17 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Auburn Recreation area at China Bar. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 9, 2019 at 2:10 PM All units canceled fro the reported vegetation fire.

August 9, 2019 at 2:00 PM Reported vegetation fire on Hwy 20 at Loma Rica Road in Yuba County.

August 9, 2019 at 7:02 AM Chance of rain showers for parts of Northern California. An unseasonably cool low pressure system is forecast to move off the Pacific and through Northern California over the weekend. This system will bring a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms to the north state. The best chance of precipitation or thunderstorms will be Saturday afternoon north of Sacramento. At this time, Sunday looks dry and warmer

August 8, 2019 at 7:08 PM Motorcycle accident on Wolf Road near Lone Pine Lane. Emergency services en route.

August 8, 2019 at 7:07 PM Possible small spot burning near the rest area near Willow Glen Road. Dobbins Fire en route.

Photo courtesy Eric Schwartz

August 8, 2019 at 5:55 PM Eastbound I-80 at Applegate has one lane blocked after a two-car accident. Emergency services are on scene.

August 8, 2019 at 12:13 PM Solo vehicle accident on Valley Drive near Rough&Ready Highway. Emergency services are on scene.

August 8, 2019 at 11:12 AM Two-car accident on Banner Lava Cap Road near Pittsburg Mine Road. Emergency services on scene.

August 8, 2019 at 8:00 AM Daytime temperatures dropping to 10 to 15 degrees below normal for a few days. A low pressure system over the eastern Pacific will push into the Pacific Northwest over the next few days. This will bring cooler than normal temperatures and even a chance of showers over the northern portion of the state.

August 7, 2019 at 11:00 PM Single brush on fire, extinguished by law enforcement, on South Ponderosa. All units canceled.

August 7, 2019 at 10:54 PM Reported vegetation fire on Hwy 20 near South Ponderosa Way in Grass Valley. Units en route.

August 7, 2019 at 9:31 PM Units en route to a solo vehicle accident on Hwy 174 near Orchard Springs Road.

August 7, 2019 at 7:13 PM False alarm, no fire on eastbound I-80 near Applegate, dust from construction work.

August 7, 2019 at 7:09 PM Units in the area reporting there is road construction occurring, no fire located as of yet. The two closest CAL FIRE engines are to continue in, all other resources can cancel.

August 7, 2019 at 7:07 PM Reporting party states white smoke coming from the right hand side of the off ramp.

August 7, 2019 at 7:05 PM Full wildland dispatch on order for a reported fire on eastbound I-80 near Applegate. Reported as smoke rising from the ditch.

August 7, 2019 at 3:03 PM Passenger vehicle fire with extension to the wildland on Fowler Road west of Rocklin. Full wildland dispatch on scene, aircraft have been released.

August 7, 2019 at 12:46 PM Power has been restored to the 836 customers between McCourtney and Hwy 49.

August 7, 2019 at 11:56 AM Power outage affecting 836 customers between McCourtney and Hwy 49. The Fairgrounds are not affected! PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

August 7, 2019 at 6:37 AM Gradual cooling returns today and continues through the remainder of the week. High pressure over the Desert Southwest will give way to a broad trough this week which will bring cooler air to the region. This also means there will be a slight chance for thunderstorm activity over the mountains this week, with the best chance being on Friday. Once the trough passes through, high pressure is forecast to return which will bring increasing temperatures to the region again next week.

August 6, 2019 at 11:05 PM

August 6, 2019 at 1:13 PM PFE IC reports the fire is 1/2 acre and forward progress is stopped. Requesting one handcrew due to heavy mop-up.

August 6, 2019 at 12:45 PM Vegetation fire, possibly power lines down on PFE Road near Atkins Road in the Roseville area. Numerous engines en route.

August 6, 2019 at 12:39 PM Updates on the Iris Fire on Wild Iris Lane in the Higgins area near the gravel plant will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/iris/

August 6, 2019 at 12:27 PM Now a full wildland dispatch on order for the fire on Wild Iris Lane.

August 6, 2019 at 12:26 PM Report of a 1/4-acre fire near Retherford Road and Wild Iris Lane in the Darkhorse area.

August 6, 2019 at 11:20 AM The vehicle over the embankment on Hwy 49 is 20 ft over the side near Cedarsong Road. Emergency services are on scene, please use extreme caution in the area.

August 6, 2019 at 10:45 AM Vehicle over the embankment on Hwy 49 near Shoshoni Trail, emergency services en route. Car is reported to be almost down at the river.

August 6, 2019 at 9:58 AM First unit at scene on Table Meadow reports lines down, one small spot of vegetation on fire. One additional engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

August 6, 2019 at 9:54 AM Tree into power lines, just west of the 27000 block of Table Meadow Road just south of Lake of the Pines. Engines en route to check for a possible fire. 63 customers are out of power.

August 6, 2019 at 9:05 AM Cooling trend starts tomorrow, lasts through the weekend. A brief cooling trend is forecast this week with temperatures falling below normal by midweek. However, don’t expect the cooler weather to last long as temperatures are expected to warm back to above normal by Monday.

August 6, 2019 at 1:17 AM Russell IC is starting to release resources. CHP will reopen one lane of westbound I-80 in the next 5 minutes.

August 6, 2019 at 12:58 AM Fire on I-80 near Russell is contained, mop-up will take approximately one hour.

August 6, 2019 at 12:33 AM Russell IC is requesting PG&E to come inspect the lines, Caltrans needs to respond with a loader.

August 6, 2019 at 12:23 AM The big rig on fire on I-80 is hauling alfalfa, has been disconnected from the cab.

August 6, 2019 at 12:22 AM Updates on the Hammonton Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/hammonton-2/

August 6, 2019 at 12:15 AM One dozer requested to the Hammonton Fire. Best access for incoming resources is Bryden Road.

August 6, 2019 at 12:12 AM Russell IC is requesting two additional engines to mitigate the potential threat to the vegetation near the railroad tracks.

August 6, 2019 at 12:06 AM Big fire with extension to the wildland on westbound I-80 near Russell Road in the Auburn area. Units are at scene, reporting the fire is under power lines. I-80 will have to be shut down.

August 6, 2019 at 12:01 AM Additional resources to the fire on Hammonton-Smartsville Road.

August 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM Fire is reported to be 25-30 acres in grass , burning at a moderate rate of spread.

August 5, 2019 at 11:57 PM Firefighters are making access to the fire now, better location is on the 3900 block of Hammonton-Smartsville Road.

August 5, 2019 at 11:26 PM Possible vegetation fire in the Hammonton Road area in Smartsville. Units en route.

August 5, 2019 at 3:51 PM Grass fire, about the size of a car, on Fruitvale Road north of Lincoln. First unit has arrived at scene, the fire is out. All incoming units can cancel.

August 5, 2019 at 1:56 PM Engines in the Yankee Jims area are unable to locate a fire at this time. Mt. Howell lookout reports the smoke has dissipated.

August 5, 2019 at 1:48 PM Smoke check on Yankee Jims Road and Pine Lake Drive after a report from Mt. Howell lookout. Units en route.

August 5, 2019 at 12:35 PM Lookout reports smoke is dissipating, only a lot of dust visible.

August 5, 2019 at 12:28 PM Smoke check in the Cruzon Grade/Bear Trap Springs area on the San Juan Ridge. Engines en route after a smoke report by lookout.

August 5, 2019 at 11:20 AM Reported fire on Forbestown Road near Forbestown Reservoir Road is in Butte County. Resources en route.

August 5, 2019 at 11:05 AM Pike County lookout is reporting light white smoke, now confirmed by Oregon Peak. Possibly in the Forbestown Road/Abernathy Road area in Yuba County.

August 5, 2019 at 11:04 AM

August 5, 2019 at 10:56 AM Accident on Hwy 49 at Marguerite Mine. Units on scene reporting two cars involved.

August 5, 2019 at 10:44 AM One lane on westbound I-80 is being reopened. Please use caution in the area and watch for fire equipment.

August 5, 2019 at 10:38 AM One lane on I-80 is being reopened.

August 5, 2019 at 10:26 AM The big rig fire is now fully contained. Freeway will remain closed for a little bit longer for cleanup and haz-mat mitigation.

August 5, 2019 at 10:13 AM

August 5, 2019 at 10:06 AM Canyon IC is starting to release some resources, including the dozer.

August 5, 2019 at 10:02 AM One lane of eastbound I-80 will reopen in about 15 minutes. No ETA for westbound lanes reopening.

Photo courtesy CAL FIRE NEU

August 5, 2019 at 9:42 AM Haz-mat team is en route to the fuel spill. CHP Helicopter H20 is over the fire. Firefighters are still working the big rig fire, one breathing support unit has been requested to the incident.

August 5, 2019 at 9:41 AM The vegetation fire has been fully contained. Firefighters are attempting to deal with the major fuel spill and prevent more fuel to leak into the creek.

August 5, 2019 at 9:40 AM I-80 has all westbound and eastbound traffic lanes blocked just west of Placer Hills Road due to a traffic incident involving a semi. There’s no estimated time of opening. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route.

August 5, 2019 at 9:35 AM Placer County Environmental Health and OES are responding to the fuel spill, estimated at a few hundred gallons, into the creek. Firefighters are making good progress on the fire.

August 5, 2019 at 9:32 AM Several roads are available for firefighter access to the vegetation fire near Canyon Way. Biggest issue right now is a fuel leak from the big rig. I-80 will be shut down at Weimar. Use an alternate road if possible.

August 5, 2019 at 9:23 AM Both lanes of I-80 are blocked west of Canyon Way. CHP and PCSO are diverting traffic. Canyon IC reports the vegetation involved is about 1/4 acre.

August 5, 2019 at 9:22 AM First unit on scene at the Placer Hills on ramp reports big rig cab fully involved. The fire is spreading to the trailer.

August 5, 2019 at 9:17 AM Vehicle fire, now reported with vegetation involved, on westbound I-80 near the Placer Hills Road on ramp. Numerous resources en route.

August 5, 2019 at 6:49 AM Cooler weather forecast for Wednesday through the weekend. Above average temperatures early this week with a gradual cooling trend to below normal by mid-week. Dry weather continues.

August 4, 2019 at 6:33 PM Air Attack 17 reports the fire is burning at a slow rate of spread, very low potential for growth. Hemmed in by the railroad tracks and a well-maintained road.

August 4, 2019 at 6:11 PM Air Attack has located the fire near the railroad tracks at Silvertip Spur. One engine is in the area, others en route.

August 4, 2019 at 6:04 PM Vehicle into a dirt bank on Hwy 174 at Rollins Lake Road. Emergency services en route.

August 4, 2019 at 6:00 PM One vague report for the reported vegetation fire near Drum Forebay. Air Attack has lifted from Grass valley, en route to the fire.

August 4, 2019 at 5:54 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported vegetation fire near the railroad tracks near Drum Forebay.

August 4, 2019 at 5:09 PM Vehicle accident on Hwy 20 at Browns Valley School Road. Emergency services en route.

August 4, 2019 at 4:47 PM Updates on the Cherry Fire near Cool will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/cherry/

August 4, 2019 at 4:39 PM Both tankers will return to Grass Valley Air Attack Base to reload and return to the Cherry Fire. Meanwhile, Helicopter 514 will set down and the crew will begin assisting ground resources. The helicopter will work the spot fire on the left side.

August 4, 2019 at 4:37 PM The Cherry  fire is estimated to be approximately 4 acres in size.

August 4, 2019 at 4:36 PM Air Attack is directing both tankers to drop on the right shoulder to mitigate the threat to structures on the Cherry Fire.

August 4, 2019 at 4:27 PM Firefighters are at scene of a vegetation fire in the area of Hwy 193 x Cherry Acres in Cool.

August 4, 2019 at 3:11 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Summer Fire. One medic unit to respond as a precautionary measure.

August 4, 2019 at 2:58 PM Tanker 88 and 89 are being released back to Grass Valley.

August 4, 2019 at 2:54 PM Air Attack is over the fire in the Newcastle area, two tankers are also available. Helicopter 514 is going to drop water on the structure directly. This is the Summer incident.

August 4, 2019 at 2:39 PM Residential structure fire with extension to the wildland on Long Valley Drive near Summerhill Lane in the Newcastle area. Numerous resources en route.

August 4, 2019 at 11:02 AM Firefighters have contained Long fire at 1.5 acres. IC requests cancellation of all aircraft and the dozer. Extensive mop-up will take several hours.

August 4, 2019 at 10:50 AM Corrected location for the fire near Newcastle is Shirland Tract Road. Augmented dispatch en route. Fire is reported at approximately 1/4 acre.

August 4, 2019 at 10:47 AM Firefighters en route to a smoke report on Longview Lane in the Newcastle area.

August 4, 2019 at 10:16 AM Updates on the vegetation fire near Gold Run will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/gold/

August 4, 2019 at 10:14 AM Gold Fire is reported to be near the train trusses, smoke is building. TNF Engines en route as well. Augmented dispatch with dozers and handcrews now on order.

August 4, 2019 at 10:11 AM Now numerous reports putting the fire between Secret Town and Gold Run at the Three Mile Grade.

August 4, 2019 at 10:09 AM Possible vegetation fire on westbound I-80 near the Gold Run on ramp. Units en route.

August 3, 2019 at 9:06 PM Accident on Lower Colfax Road near Laws Ranch Crossing Road, emergency services on scene.

August 3, 2019 at 9:06 PM Firefighters on scene at Penryn Road, making good progress.

August 3, 2019 at 8:44 PM Numerous engines and other resources en route to a reported fire on westbound I-80 at Penny Road.

August 3, 2019 at 6:22 PM Firefighters have thoroughly checked the area, so far no fire located in the Lava Dome area.

August 3, 2019 at 6:11 PM Several engines en route to investigate a lookout report of smoke in the Lava Dome Way area.

August 3, 2019 at 2:17 PM Firefighters made quick work of the Lorenson Fire in North Auburn. Reported as a grass fire in a pasture, a full wildland response was dispatched. Retardant drop boxed the fire in and by 1:15 pm resources were being released. The reason for the tardy update: All of YubaNet was driving back from Sacramento.

August 3, 2019 at 8:28 AM Warm weekend, then a gradual cool-down to perfect Fair weather. A warm weekend before temperatures cool by the middle of next week as an upper trough approaches.

August 2, 2019 at 5:22 PM Possible debris burn just before the Rackerby Bridge near Stagecoach Trail on LaPorte Road. Units en route.

August 2, 2019 at 4:38 PM Units at scene on Bell Road can handle, canceling aircraft and other incoming resources.

August 2, 2019 at 4:35 PM Passenger vehicle fire with extension to the wildland on Bell Road near the westbound off ramp. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 2, 2019 at 3:14 PM

August 2, 2019 at 3:14 PM Forward progress has been stopped on the 25-acre Pairie fire south of Folsom Lake.

August 2, 2019 at 2:58 PM Units canceled for the car fire on Banner Mountain.

August 2, 2019 at 2:56 PM Tanker 88 en route to the fire in Prairie City.

August 2, 2019 at 2:48 PM Now a full wildland dispatch to the reported car fire on Banner Lava Cap Road. Threat to the wildland.

August 2, 2019 at 2:36 PM Reported car fire on the 10700 block of Banner Lava Cap Rd. Emergency services on scene.

August 2, 2019 at 7:22 AM Warm today, then warmer over the weekend – slight cooling trend next week. Seasonable warm temperatures this weekend, with sunny and dry weather.

August 2, 2019 at 7:19 AM Accident on Hwy 20 near Melody Lane. Lanes are partially blocked. Emergency services are on scene.

August 1, 2019 at 5:48 PM Forward spread of the Gladding Fire has been stopped, hoselay around the perimeter. Firefighters will be committed for several hours due to extensive mop-up.

August 1, 2019 at 5:47 PM Air Attack is releasing one tanker from the Gladding incident. Crews are making good progress.

August 1, 2019 at 5:31 PM Gladding Air Attack reports 3 acres now, light flashy fuels and structure threats.

August 1, 2019 at 5:23 PM Gladding IC is requesting two water tenders.

August 1, 2019 at 5:20 PM Tankers will be painting the retardant box around the fire, ground resources are busy working around the structures on the Gladding Fire.

August 1, 2019 at 5:15 PM The Gladding IC estimates the fire at approximately 1 acre, a few outbuildings in the immediate area. Aircraft are inbound to the incident.

August 1, 2019 at 5:06 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Gladding Road in the Lincoln area. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 1, 2019 at 11:09 AM

Updates on the Loma Fire in Browns Valley will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/loma19/

August 1, 2019 at 11:01 AM Reported as 1/4 acre with structures in the area on the south side of Hwy 20 and Marysville Road in Browns Valley. This will be the Loma Incident.

August 1, 2019 at 10:59 AM Reported vegetation fire on Hwy 20 near Marysville Road, Loma Rica area. Full wildland dispatch on order, including aircraft.

August 1, 2019 at 10:15 AM Car vs bicycle on Lake Wildwood Drive. Emergency services on scene.

August 1, 2019 at 8:51 AM Accident on Rough&Ready Hey at Rex Reservoir Road, reported as a car spun out. Emergency services en route.

August 1, 2019 at 8:48 AM According to the train engineer who reported the fire, it’s a 1 by 1 spot, canceling the dozer and the crews. Closest CAL FIRE engine to continue in via Casa Loma Road.

August 1, 2019 at 8:39 AM Vegetation fire on Canyon View Court, near Casa Loma Road in Alta – reportedly started by a train. Numerous engines en route.

August 1, 2019 at 6:52 AM Normal temperatures and dry weather continue. No major changes on tap for temperatures over the next 6-10 days, with a tendency towards slightly below normal projected for the San Joaquin Valley and slightly warmer to our north. Unusually normal temperatures are expected to continue!

August 1, 2019 at 0:01 AM You can find last month’s log here.