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May 13, 2021 at 9:12 PM Power outage affecting 395 homes in Grass Valley.

May 13, 2021 at 6:04 PM First unit at scene reports power lines on the ground, this will be the Willowbrook incident. There is no fire at this time, one engine to continue in for standby.

May 13, 2021 at 6:02 PM Reported small vegetation fire, tree into power lines, on Willowbrook Lane in Penn Valley. Units in route.

May 13, 2021 at 4:44 PM Motorcycle accident on Alison Ranch Road near McCourtney. Units are at scene, reporting only minor injuries to the rider.

May 13, 2021 at 4:25 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 4 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,747 cases since the start of the pandemic, 121 are active. Six people are hospitalized – two in ICU.

78,727 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

36,491 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 43.5% of residents 18 and older.

May 13, 2021 at 1:34 PM The roadway is partially blocked on Tyler Foote Crossing at the intersection of Purdon Road.

May 13, 2021 at 12:45 PM The on-demand version of our weekly Nevada County Vaccine Update webinar is available on YouTube. Dr. Glennah Trochet, Dr. Alinea Stevens and Dr. Scott Kellermann talked about access to immunizations for younger people, updated mask guidance and long-haul patients. Ryan Gruver provided the update on current immunization rates.

May 13, 2021 at 10:20 AM Accident on Pleasant Valley Road, car into the offices of Dental Solutions. No injuries but the driver is stuck in the vehicle. Units at scene.

May 13, 2021 at 10:18 AM An older black dog is running in the roadway on North Bloomfield about 1/2 mile east of Coyote Street. Check if your canine companion is safe and if you’re driving in the area, please reduce your speed.

May 13, 2021 at 9:18 AM Showers/Thunderstorms possible Friday – Monday. Above normal temperatures will continue again this afternoon with Valley highs in the 80s to middle 90s. A weather system will drop from the northern Pacific beginning Friday, and will bring with it a cooling trend as well as afternoon shower and thunderstorm chances. For Friday, the best chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms will be mainly limited to Shasta County as well as the Coastal Range. On Saturday, shower and thunderstorm chances will expand south to include more areas of the Sacramento Valley as well as the Sierra Nevada/foothills. As the system progresses south and east, expect the shower and thunderstorm chances to be mainly limited to the Sierra on Sunday and Monday. Main impacts with these showers and thunderstorms will be lightning, brief heavy downpours, gusty winds, and small hail. Additionally, can’t rule out the chance of some new fire starts associated with lightning.

May 13, 2021 at 9:05 AM Today’s noon webinar will provide updates on safe social gathering practices, both outdoor and indoor. Also, long haul COVID patients – are there additional risks? Join us from noon to 12:30 pm or email your question to townhall@yubanet.com.

May 13, 2021 at 8:00 AM Units are at scene on Indian Springs Road, burn pile is being extinguished.

May 13, 2021 at 7:44 AM Possible fire on Indian Springs Road near Michelle Court in Penn Valley. Reported as a possible burn pile (on a No Burn day.) Units in route.

May 13, 2021 at 6:45 AM Today is a No Burn Day in accordance with CAL FIRE fire safety concerns.

May 12, 2021 at 5:53 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 3 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,742 cases since the start of the pandemic, 123 are active. Seven people are hospitalized – two in ICU.

78,186 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

36,083 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 43% of residents 18 and older.

May 12, 2021 at 5:35 PM Firefighters are making good progress, hose lay around the structure is complete, they have knockdown on the fire.

May 12, 2021 at 5:11 PM Firefighters have mitigated the threat of extension to the wildland. A vehicle and a 500-sq ft structure are fully involved. Ground resources should be sufficient to contain this incident, per Fruitland IC.

May 12, 2021 at 5:07 PM Units at scene report fully involved structure, requesting additional units, hold the aircraft for now. Little threat to vegetation at this time.

May 12, 2021 at 5:02 PM Reported structure fire with possible extension to the wildland on Fruitland Road near Virginia Road in Loma Rica. Numerous units in route.

May 12, 2021 at 2:19 PM Deceased male located off of Brunswick Road. At this time, Grass Valley Police Detectives are investigating this as a “suspicious death” as the cause of death is not obvious or apparent. The Nevada County Coroner will conduct the death investigation in an attempt to determine the cause.

May 12, 2021 at 1:31 PM Diver has resurfaced and is safe.

May 12, 2021 at 1:20 PM Rescue operation underway for a diver at Sugar Pine Reservoir in the Auburn area.

May 12, 2021 at 12:37 PM Updates on the 25-acre Quail Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/quailrun/

May 12, 2021 at 12:27 PM Firefighters are starting a hose lay on the left flank.

May 12, 2021 at 12:24 PM Quail IC is reporting the fire is burning at a slow to moderate rate of spread. Numerous resources are at scene.

May 12, 2021 at 12:14 PM Units at scene on Quail Run report 3+ acres. All units to continue in.

May 12, 2021 at 12:13 PM Wildflower incident is contained, engines returning to their stations.

May 12, 2021 at 12:08 PM Vegetation fire, reported as approximately 1 acre, on Quail Run Ave near Deer Hollow Trail in the Loma Rica area. Units in route.

May 12, 2021 at 11:55 AM Passenger vehicle fire, reported as a vehicle parked in the driveway, on Wildflower Drive in Lake Wildwood. Possible threat to structure, units in route.

May 12, 2021 at 11:26 AM First engines have arrived at scene. Air Attack reports no structure threat, only smoldering debris. One CAL FIRE engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

May 12, 2021 at 11:23 AM CHP H24 is over the fire, Air Attack 230 arriving at scene.

May 12, 2021 at 11:18 AM Report of a vegetation fire on Rollins Lake Road in Colfax. Caller reports fence post on fire, spreading to the vegetation. Air Attack 230 is in the area on a training flight, they are responding.

May 12, 2021 at 10:52 AM Updated location for the accident in on Penn Valley Drive, fire is at scene, reporting no or very minor injuries to the solo occupant.

May 12, 2021 at 10:35 AM Accident on Pleasant Valley Road, car vs rock wall. Units in route.

May 12, 2021 at 8:12 AM Hot temperatures this week, thunderstorm chances Friday – Sunday. Hot temperatures continue across interior Northern California through tomorrow. A weather system will drop down from the north at the end of the week through the weekend which will bring gradually cooling temperatures with increased onshore flow to the southern Sacramento Valley and northern San Joaquin Valley. Temperatures in the northern Sacramento Valley will remain 10-15 degrees above normal through the weekend. The weather system will also bring a slight chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms Friday through Sunday with the best chances over the higher elevations.

May 12, 2021 at 6:36 AM Today is a No Burn Day in accordance with CAL FIRE fire safety concerns.

May 11, 2021 at 8:43 PM Fire is within Marysville Fire’s jurisdiction. Canceling resources still in route. Power outage is affecting 732 homes.

May 11, 2021 at 8:38 PM Report of a small fire, power lines down in a field, on Hwy 20 bear Kibbe Road in Browns Valley. Units in route, caller reports bird into a transmission line causing the fire.

May 11, 2021 at 8:18 PM Barn on fire on Hwy 49 and Grayson Road near Lone Star Road outside of Auburn. Firefighters are at scene, making good progress.

May 11, 2021 at 5:38 PM Two Dobbins units have arrived at scene, Texas IC reports they have opened the structure, no fire inside and no extension to the wildland. They have contained the small spot, canceling all incoming units.

May 11, 2021 at 5:31 PM Residential structure fire with possible extension to the wildland, reported as a fire under the house, on Texas Hill Road in the Dobbins area. Numerous resources in route.

May 11, 2021 at 4:22 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 3 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,739 cases since the start of the pandemic, 123 are active. Six people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

35,778 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 42.6% of residents 18 and older.

May 11, 2021 at 2:45 PM Units in the area of westbound I-80 have been unabe to locate any big rig or car with smoking brakes. Canceling all units.

May 11, 2021 at 2:37 PM Truck fire on westbound I-80, reported as smoking brakes only, just west of the Three Mile Grade. Units are in route, no smoke seen on the cameras.

May 11, 2021 at 12:55 PM Nevada County remains firmly in the state’s Red Tier, with only 10 other counties. All others have moved to less restrictive tiers. The data used by CDPH is lagging by one week, it shows 11.7 new cases per day per 100,000 and a 5.2% positivity rate.

May 11, 2021 at 12:52 PM The National Weather Service in Sacramento has cancelled the Red Flag Warning. Gusty winds have decreased early this afternoon and the Red Flag Warning has been cancelled. Extremely dry conditions remain and fire safety should continue to be practiced.

May 11, 2021 at 12:36 PM Critical fire weather conditions today, hot temperatures. We are going to see one more day of somewhat breezy winds across the area with wind gusts up to 25 mph. These winds along with very relative humidity will keep critical fire weather conditions in place. Less wind is then expected the rest of the week as high pressure builds in overhead. This high pressure will bring hot temperatures with widespread 90s expected today and tomorrow. A weather system will drop down from the north at the end of the week and that will bring a slight cool down with increased onshore flow. It will also bring a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms with the best chances over the higher elevations.

May 11, 2021 at 7:24 AM Today is a No Burn Day in accordance with CAL FIRE fire safety concerns.

May 10, 2021 at 4:10 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 27 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,736 cases since the start of the pandemic, 138 are active. Five people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

77,245 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

35,723 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 42.6% of residents 18 and older.

May 10, 2021 at 2:11 PM Reported vegetation fire, roadside spot, on LaPorte Road in Yuba County. Units in route.

May 10, 2021 at 12:28 PM First unit at scene reports a small spot only, surrounded by parking lots. Waiting for PG&E to arrive. No threat, canceling all incoming resources except for one engine. 28 customers are without power.

May 10, 2021 at 12:27 PM Reported fire on Musso Road near Hogvertal Hill in Auburn. Power lines are reported down.

May 10, 2021 at 12:21 PM Accident on the 13000 block of Rough&Ready Hwy, roadway is clear.

May 10, 2021 at 8:32 AM Critical fire weather conditions today into Tuesday. We are going to continue to see periods of gusty winds into Tuesday across the area. The strongest winds will be today across the Valley with wind gusts 25-35 mph. Some gusty winds will then develop over the Sierra again tonight. These winds along with very low relative humidity will keep critical fire weather conditions in place into early Tuesday evening. Highs today in the Valley will be in the low 90s, warming further Tuesday and Wednesday with widespread mid 90s. Lighter onshore winds are expected for mid to late in the week.

May 10, 2021 at 7:01 AM Today is a No Burn Day in accordance with CAL FIRE fire safety concerns.

May 9, 2021 at 2:16 PM Firefighters in route to check a burn pile on a No Burn day (Red Flag Warning) on Hwy 174 near Rattlesnake.

May 9, 2021 at 1:40 PM Updates on the Magra Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/magra/

May 9, 2021 at 1:33 PM Magra IC is assigning incoming units to structure defense on Gold Run Road.

May 9, 2021 at 1:32 PM There appears to be an immediate structure threat on Gold Run Road.

May 9, 2021 at 1:30 PM Magra IC reports about 3/4 of an acre of vegetation involved, with 3 spots outside of the main fire. They have knockdown on the trailer fire. IC is requesting aircraft to respond.

May 9, 2021 at 1:28 PM Box trailer is fully engulfed. Westbound I-80 traffic is being stopped at Gold Run.

May 9, 2021 at 1:24 PM Units at scene report extension to the vegetation, approximately 1/8th of an acre running upslope. Access is from the Gold Run on ramp. One lane of westbound I-80 is being shut down by CHP.

May 9, 2021 at 1:20 PM Big rig with possible brake fire on westbound I-80 between Gold Run and Secret Town. Units arriving at scene.

May 9, 2021 at 11:03 AM Critical fire weather conditions today into Tuesday. We are going to continue to see periods of gusty winds into Tuesday across the area. The strongest winds will be today across the Valley with wind gusts 30-40 mph. Gusty winds will then develop over the Sierra tonight and Monday night. These winds along with very low relative humidity will keep critical fire weather conditions in place into Monday evening with elevated fire weather concerns into Tuesday afternoon. Highs today will be near 90 and we will continue to see a warming trend this week with widespread mid 90s in the Valley Tuesday and Wednesday.

May 9 at 4:18 AM Old IC reports the fire is contained at approximately 1/4 acre, heavy mop up in progress.

May 9 at 4:01 AM Old IC reports a hose line around the fire is complete, they are building the hand line. Forward progress has been stopped.

May 9 at 3:51 AM Firefighters are making progress, the fire is burning at a slow rate of spread in brush and timber.

May 9 at 3:40 AM First unit at scene reports approximately 1/2 acre, better location is Clarks Road and Tyler Foote.

May 9 at 3:23 AM Reported vegetation fire on Jackass Flats Road near Old Mill Road on the San Juan Ridge, units in route. This will be the Old incident.

May 8, 2021 at 11:04 Units at scene can handle, canceling all incoming units.

May 8, 2021 at at 11:00 PM Vehicle fire on Auburn Road near Northstar. Units at scene have extinguished the car fire and the small extension to the wildland.

May 8, 2021 at 9:09 PM A big rig is stuck at the bridge at Dog Bar Road.

May 8, 2021 at 7:55 PM Car fire on Auburn Folsom has been extinguished, no extension to the wildland. All units returning to their stations.

May 8, 2021 at 7:42 PM Car fire, spread to the vegetation, on Auburn Folsom Road near Powerhouse Road in Newcastle. Numerous resource in route.

May 8, 2021 at 7:41 PM No fire located near Lake Wildwood, false alarm. All resources have been canceled.

May 8, 2021 at 7:30 PM Firefighters are in the area, attempting to locate a fire. So far unable to locate.

May 8, 2021 at 7:22 PM Reported vegetation fire at the north gate of Lake Wildwood. Reported as heavy smoke on the back side of the lake, no flames reported. Numerous resources in route.

May 8, 2021 at 5:00 PM One-way traffic control in place now on Dog Bar Road near Carrie Drive.

May 8, 2021 at 4:53 PM Smoke from the Gunnison Fire near Chico is drifting through Yuba, Placer and Nevada counties. There is no active wildfire at this time in the immediate area.

May 8, 2021 at 4:17 PM Dog Bar Road at Carrie Drive is blocked after a motorcycle (3-wheel) accident. Air ambulance requested.

May 8, 2021 at 3:57 PM Updates on the Gunnison Fire north of Chico are here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/gunnison/

May 8, 2021 at 12:57 PM Units at scene on Old Tunnel Road can handle, canceling all incoming units.

May 8, 2021 at 12:53 PM Reported small spot on fire at the end of the parking lot of Western Sierra Medical Group on Old Tunnel Road. Units in route.

May 8, 2021 at 12:39 PM Taylor IC reports they have knockdown on the fire and have it confined to the structure of origin. There is no threat to the vegetation.

May 8, 2021 at 12:29 PM Ben Taylor will be closed near the high school. PG&E requested to de-energize the line to the house.

May 8, 2021 at 12:28 PM Reported residential structure fire on Ben Taylor Road, Colfax area, units in route.

May 8, 2021 at 9:42 AM Critical fire weather conditions this weekend into Monday. Winds have already started to pick up and we are going to see gusty winds into Monday. The strongest winds will be this weekend with gusts up to 40 mph possible. These dry winds will also bring very low relative humidity combining to bring critical fire weather conditions. Above average highs are going to continue and we will see widespread 90s return to the Valley by Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday look to be the warmest days.

May 8, 2021 at 7:25 AM Today is a No Burn Day in accordance with CAL FIRE fire safety concerns.

May 7, 2021 at 3:37 PM Falling IC reports the fire is contained. Canceling incoming units.

May 7, 2021 at 3:34 PM First unit at scene reports a 20 by 20 spot only, mostly extinguished by locals.

May 7, 2021 at 3:24 PM Reported vegetation fire on Falling Star Lane and Pinecrest Drive. Numerous units in route. Not an escaped burn pile, close to the roadway.

May 7, 2021 at 2:35 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 24 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,707 cases since the start of the pandemic, 136 are active. Four people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

75,779 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

33,824 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 40.4% of residents 18 and older.

May 7, 2021 at 12:07 PM Vehicle possibly on fire on Ridge Road near Rough&Ready Hwy. Units in route.

May 7, 2021 at 11:10 AM The test ignition was successful, the 3-acre prescribed burn is now starting. There is no need to report the smoke, numerous firefighters are at scene.

May 7, 2021 at 10:54 AM The prescribed underburn at Mt. Howell, conducted by CAL FIRE, will begin shortly if the test ignition is successful. Up to 3 acres of seasonal grasses will be treated.

May 7, 2021 at 8:45 AM Critical fire weather conditions expected Saturday through Monday. Cooler temperatures are expected today although we will see the return of offshore winds. These north to east winds will become stronger over the weekend into Monday, with the strongest winds expected Saturday and Sunday. Extremely low relative humidity values along with these gusty winds will lead to critical fire weather conditions. Temperatures will also begin to warm over the weekend with Valley highs consistently back in the 90s by next week.

May 7, 2021 at 6:42 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County, with a valid burn permit. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

May 6, 2021 at 10:53 PM Accident on Hwy 49 near Reader Ranch Road, units at scene.

May 6, 2021 at 10:15 PM Power has been restored to most of the outage area.

May 6, 2021 at 10:11 PM

May 6, 2021 at 10:01 PM 13,513 people are affected by the power outage in Nevada County. Preliminary estimated time of restoration is 1:15 am.

May 6, 2021 at 9:55 PM Power outage unknown how many people affected, waiting for PG&E and OES update.

May 6, 2021 at 9:49 PM Magnitude 3.1 aftershock again just north of Independence Lake, there have been no reports of damage at this time.

May 6, 2021 at 9:47 PM Updated magnitude, revised by seismologists to 4.7.

Location with respect to nearby cities:
15.7 km (9.7 mi) NNE of Soda Springs, California
17.9 km (11.1 mi) NW of Truckee, California
43.7 km (27.1 mi) W of Reno, Nevada
48.7 km (30.2 mi) WSW of Sun Valley, Nevada
57.0 km (35.4 mi) NW of Carson City, Nevada

May 6, 2021 at 9:35 PM Magnitude 5.1 (preliminary) Earthquake northwest of Truckee. Did you feel it? Tell USGS

May 6, 2021 at 9:34 PM Magnitude 3.2 earthquake just north of Independence Lake in Sierra County. Did you feel it? Tell USGS

May 6, 2021 at 4:50 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 14 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,682 cases since the start of the pandemic, 128 are active. Two people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

74,613 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

33,508 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 40.1% of residents 18 and older.

May 6, 2021 at 4:43 PM Reported vegetation fire between Sierra Brooks subdivision and Loyalton, firefighters in route.

May 6, 2021 at 3:24 PM Fleming IC reports shaky containment, dozer and one engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

May 6, 2021 at 3:19 PM Fleming IC reports 1/2 to 3/4 acre, bumping into a green belt.

May 6, 2021 at 3:11 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Thermolands, Gladding Road and Fleming Road. Units in route.

May 6, 2021 at 2:57 PM Small spot only, approximately 20 by 20ft, in brush on Hwy 20 and Uren Street. Engines are at scene, canceling incoming units.

May 6, 2021 at 2:53 PM Units have arrived at scene on Hwy 20 at Scotts Flat, reporting nothing showing. New location Hwy 20 and Uren Street in Nevada City.

May 6, 2021 at 2:51 PM Reported vegetation fire, Hwy 20 near Scotts Flat Road, numerous resources in route.

May 6, 2021 at 1:59 PM Weimar IC reports the fire is contained, mopping up now. CHP requested for traffic control.

May 6, 2021 at 1:56 PM Units at scene requesting a closure of the #2 lane on I-80 at Weimar. 1/8th of an acre, making good progress.

May 6, 2021 at 1:54 PM Units are at scene, reporting an approximately 50ft spot.

May 6, 2021 at 1:53 PM Three roadside spots on westbound I-80 at the Weimar Cross road on ramp, units in route.

May 6, 2021 at 12:54 PM The on-demand version of today’s Vaccinate Nevada County webinar is now available.

May 6, 2021 at 11:26 AM Units at scene on Ironclad can handle, no further need for additional resources.

May 6, 2021 at 11:20 AM Reported small roadside spot, possibly extinguished, on Ironclad Road and Rough&Ready Hwy. Units are in route.

May 6, 2021 at 8:36 AM Elevated fire weather concerns this weekend into early next week. Slightly cooler temperatures and onshore winds are expected today, with even cooler temperatures expected tomorrow. Winds will then shift from the north tomorrow, becoming stronger over the weekend into early next week. Extremely low relative humidity values along with these gusty winds will bring increased fire weather conditions. Temperatures will also begin to warm over the weekend and Valley highs should push back into the 90s by Monday, continuing through mid-week.

May 6, 2021 at 8:30 AM No injuries reported at the accident on Lower Colfax.

May 6, 2021 at 8:15 AM Reported vehicle vs a tree on Lower Colfax Road near Orzalli. Emergency services in route.

May 6, 2021 at 7:59 AM Our weekly Nevada County Vaccine Update will take place at noon. We’ll talk about the new clinic at Sierra College, walk-up vaccine opportunities and answer your questions. You can email us questions now at townhall@yubanet.com, register for the live meeting or watch it on demand. See you there!

May 6, 2021 at 6:56 AM Today is a No Burn day in western Nevada County due to fire danger.

May 5, 2021 at 6:25 PM Brewer will be closed at Nancy Way until PG&E crews can deenergize and replace the transformer.

May 5, 2021 at 6:20 PM Transformer caused a small fire, possibly extinguished by locals, on Brewer Road. Firefighters arriving at scene.

May 5, 2021 at 5:20 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 8 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,671 cases since the start of the pandemic, 128 are active. Five people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

73,961 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

33,053 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 39.5% of residents 18 and older.

May 5, 2021 at 2:33 PM Tree down in the roadway on Pen Valley Drive near Daffodil Lane.

May 5, 2021 at 2:02 PM Restive IC is calling the fire contained, mop-up operations will take 2- hours.

May 5, 2021 at 1:59 PM Restive is requesting the hand crew to continue in to help with line construction and mop-up.

May 5, 2021 at 1:49 PM Restive IC is requesting the dozer to assist the crews with line construction. Structure threat has been mitigated.

May 5, 2021 at 1:46 PM There are no road closures at this time, but watch for equipment in the area. Restive IC reports they have a line around two thirds of the fire. All units dispatched to continue in.

May 5, 2021 at 1:41 PM Firefighters are making progress with the hose lay and structure protection.

May 5, 2021 at 1:36 PM Additional resources requested for the Restive fire, firefighters have made access to the incident. Working both flanks of the fire.

May 5, 2021 at 1:30 PM Dozer is responding to the Restive incident.

May 5, 2021 at 1:24 PM Reported vegetation fire on Restive Way in the Higgins area, numerous units in route due to reported structures.

May 5, 2021 at 10:19 AM

May 5, 2021 at 9:39 AM Above normal temperatures today, fire weather concerns return this weekend. We are going to see hot temperatures today with mid 90s in the Valley. A system will pass to our north on Thursday and that will bring cooler temperatures along with increased onshore flow. Winds will then begin to shift from the north on Friday and we will see gusty winds over the weekend into early next week. This will bring low relative humidity levels and increased fire weather conditions. Temperatures will also begin to warm over the weekend and Valley highs should push back into the 90s by early next week.

May 5, 2021 at 8:07 AM Reported car fire on Nevada Street in Downieville, emergency services at scene.

May 5, 2021 at 7:56 AM According to reader Keara, the Gold Flat roadway is clear again.

May 5, 2021 at 7:26 AM Roadway is blocked on Gold Flat near Pinewoods after an accident.

May 5, 2021 at 7:16 AM Today is a No Burn day in western Nevada County due to fire danger.

May 4, 2021 at 6:01 PM Richardson IC reports the fire has been extinguished, no extension to any structures. All units are available.

May 4, 2021 at 5:40 PM Firefighters are on Richardson Street in Grass Valley, the roadway is blocked at this time. Please use an alternate route.

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May 4, 2021 at 4:55 PM Vehicle off the roadway, was seen speeding prior to accident, on Pleasant Valley Road near Hwy 20. Emergency services arriving at scene.

May 4, 2021 at 3:44 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 5 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,653 cases since the start of the pandemic, 127 are active. Three people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

73,177 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

32,821 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 39.3% of residents 18 and older.

May 4, 2021 at 2:26 PM The Red Flag Warning has been cancelled, wind gusts are diminishing below warning levels.

May 4, 2021 at 9:36 AM Base IC reports the forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

May 4, 2021 at 8:59 AM Grass fire west of Roseville on Base Line Road and Newton Street. The Base incident is estimated at 5 acres, wind driven. Units are at scene.

May 4, 2021 at 8:58 AM Critical fire weather conditions today, above normal temperatures continue. We are going to see breezy northerly winds again today mainly along the west side of the Sacramento Valley. This will bring low humidity and critical fire weather conditions with the Red Flag Warning continuing through the afternoon. We are also going to see hot temperatures today and tomorrow with widespread 90s across the Valley. A weather system passing over the region will bring cooler temperatures along with increased onshore winds late this week. As we head into next weekend, we may see the chance for breezy northerly winds again with increased fire weather concerns.

May 4, 2021 at 8:04 AM Firefighters on Foxfire Way report two leftover burn piles, about 15 ft in diameter, homeowner is extinguishing them now.

May 4, 2021 at 7:49 AM Firefighters to check a debris burn near Foxfire Way on the San Juan Ridge.

May 4, 2021 at 7:42 AM Today is a No Burn Day in western Nevada County due to fire danger.

May 3, 2021 at 10:02 PM Solo vehicle accident on Hwy 174 at You Bet Road, emergency services at scene.

May 3, 2021 at 3:47 PM Units at scene on New Rome have “educated” the property owner and are returning to their stations.

May 3, 2021 at 3:32 PM Reported three burn piles on New Rome Road near Dylan Court, on a No Burn day, units in route.

May 3, 2021 at 3:30 PM All lanes open again on Hwy 49 in Nevada City.

May 3, 2021 at 3:00 PM Major injury accident, with extrication, on Bell Road at Quartz Drive in Auburn. All lanes blocked at the intersection. Emergency services are at scene.

May 3, 2021 at 2:38 PM All fire units have been released from the Sacramento Street incident, one lane of Hwy 49 is still closed.

May 3, 2021 at 2:14 PM Sacramento IC is canceling all incoming resources. Use extreme caution on southbound Hwy 49 between Coyote and Gold Flat, one lane is closed at this time.

May 3, 2021 at 2:13 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the engine fire, there was no extension to the wildland.

May 3, 2021 at 2:10 PM First unit at scene reports flames showing from the rear axles.

May 3, 2021 at 2:08 PM Reported brake fire on a big rig, now with some extension to the wildland, on Hwy 49 near Sacramento Street in Nevada City, units in route.

May 3, 2021 at 1:36 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 47 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,648 cases since the start of the pandemic, 124 are active. Three people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

72,767 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

32,817 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 39.3% of residents 18 and older.

May 3, 2021 at 12:29 PM Nevada County Launches New Zone Evacuation Technology. Checked our zone designator, we are in NCO-E287. What’s your zone?

May 3, 2021 at 10:34 AM Tanker 86 was training above the South Yuba canyon, there is no fire in the area.

May 3, 2021 at 8:45 AM Critical fire weather conditions through Tuesday, above normal temperatures continue. We are going to see another day of gusty northerly winds with gusts up to 20-35 mph and low afternoon humidity. Winds will continue into tomorrow but are not expected to be as strong and the low humidity will continue. This will bring critical fire weather conditions to much of the area. High temperatures will be hot the next several days with Valley highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s. Things will be cooling off as we head into the end of the week as a weather system passes to our north. This system will also bring increased onshore winds for Thursday.

May 3, 2021 at 6:54 AM Today is a No Burn day in western Nevada County due to fire danger.

May 2, 2021 at 4:27 PM Today, a private opening ceremony was held at Robinson Plaza in Nevada City for the Remembrance project. Families and officials gathered to remember the Nevada County residents lost to the pandemic. The art installation is now open to the public and will move to Truckee, then Grass Valley and finally to the county’s Rood Center.

May 2, 2021 at 2:36 PM Firefighters at scene on Marysville Road have located a small burn pile, they are taking action now. Canceling the incoming units.

May 2, 2021 at 2:27 PM Reported vegetation fire on Marysville Road and Hwy 20. Rekindled burn pile, with a small spot fire. Units in route.

May 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM Just a reminder, a Red Flag Warning is in effect and today is a No Burn Day in western Nevada County.

May 1, 2021 at 3:56 PM The pile on Black Road is being extinguished, all resources will be available shortly.

May 1, 2021 at 3:47 PM Units at scene on Black Road report a large burn pile. Making contact with the homeowner now.

May 1, 2021 at 3:30 PM Sunday is a No Burn Day in western Nevada County – a Red Flag Warning is in effect.

May 1, 2021 at 3:30 PM Firefighters in route to check a large burn pile on Black Road near Big Oak Drive. Callers reporting oversized pile, flames seen.

May 1, 2021 at 3:07 PM Updates on the Salmon Fire near Pilot Hill will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/salmon/

May 1, 2021 at 2:17 PM Red Flag Warning in effect from 11 am Sunday to 5 pm Tuesday for gusty wind and low humidity. The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM Sunday to 5 PM PDT Tuesday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

May 1, 2021 at 2:15 PM Per CAL FIRE Amador – Eldorado Unit: At approx. 12:15 fire crews responded to a fire in the brush north of Salmon Falls Bridge in Pilot Hill. The fire is approximately 15 -20 acres. Road closure and evacuation warning are in place between Gallagher Road and Salmon Falls Bridge.

May 1, 2021 at 12:39 PM Smoke from a prescribed burn at the UC Blodgett Forest Research Station is visible from Auburn, Foresthill and Georgetown. There is no need to report the plume, firefighters will be monitoring the burn until finished.

May 1, 2021 at 12:16 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County, with a valid burn permit. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning.  It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles.  For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

May 1, 2021 at 12:01 AM Burn Permits required in Nevada, Yuba and Placer Counties starting May 1st, 2021.

May 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM You can find last month’s log here.