Happening Now – July 2018

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 news@yubanet.com 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.

July 16, 2018 at 9:49 PM All updates on the Pike Fire in Camptonville will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/pike/

July 16, 2018 at 7:09 PM First unit is arriving on Grass Valley Avenue, reports a bucket of smoldering rags outside with no spread to vegetation. Canceling all resources.

July 16, 2018 at 7:08 PM First unit on Loma Rica Road reports small extinguished spot. All units are canceling.

July 16, 2018 at 7:05 PM Possible residential structure fire on Grass Valley Avenue, across from Boundary Way. Nothing visible on the ECC camera at this time.

July 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM Updated location for the reported fire on Loma Rica Road, possibly a mile or two from Hwy 20.

July 16, 2018 at 6:58 PM Small vegetation fire reported on Hwy 20 and Loma Rica Road. Units en route.

July 16, 2018 at 12:51 PM Duggans IC reporting good progress, canceling most incoming resources.

July 16, 2018 at 12:51 PM All aircraft has been released from the Duggans incident.

July 16, 2018 at 12:46 PM Report of structure fire on Lime Kiln Road at the intersection of Duggans, full wildland dispatch en route. Reported structure (outbuilding) fully involved. Forward progress on the vegetation fire has been stopped.

July 16, 2018 at 10:24 AM Reported debris burn on Wildflower Way was a cooking fire in a brick fire pit.

July 16, 2018 at 10:04 AM Illegal debris burn on Wildflower Way. Units en route.

July 16, 2018 at 7:07 AM No relief from the heat in sight. An elevated heat risk will continue into early this week. A Heat Advisory remains in effect for some of the area through Wednesday.

July 15, 2018 at 11:03 AM Reader Incident classified as a false alarm, all units are returning to their respective stations.

July 15, 2018 at 10:52 AM Thorough area check made by Air Attack 230, no smoke found.

July 15, 2018 at 10:41 AM So far, no smoke visible from YubaNet HQ for the reported fire near Reader Ranch. Firefighters in the area are also unable to locate at this time.

July 15, 2018 at 10:29 AM Augmented response for the vegetation fire, one dozer and one crew to Hwy 49 and Reader Ranch Road.

July 15, 2018 at 10:25 AM Report of a possible vegetation fire, small white column seen by Oregon Peak near Hwy 49 and Reader Ranch Road.

July 14, 2018 at 10:08 PM Multiple fire crews responding to 2 lightning-caused fires on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest both estimated @ 100 acres. The #KiowaFire is in the Kiowa Ponds area and the #HogueFire is on the east side of Peavine.

July 14, 2018 at 10:06 PM Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District continues to respond to multiple brushfires and other incidents region wide. We are currently responding to calls in order of priority. Please be vigilant and call 911 only in the event of an emergency.

July 14, 2018 at 10:01 PM Westbound lanes of I-80 are reopening after a big rig fire near Dutch Flat.

July 14, 2018 at 9:38 PM Tree blocking the roadway on Hwy 49 near Tyler foote (Petersons Corner) All northbound lanes are blocked.

July 14, 2018 at 5:37 PM Smoke check in the Washington Road area. TNF engines en route.


At 507 PM PDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Floriston, or near Verdi. This storm was nearly stationary.

Dime size hail will be possible with this storm.

This storm will remain over mainly rural areas of Sierra, Nevada and southern Washoe Counties.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Blitzortung screenshot

July 14, 2018 at 4:15 PM Here come the thunderstorms.

July 14, 2018 at 3:59 PM The National Weather Service Medford has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning from 11 AM to 11 PM Sunday for abundant lightning on dry fuels for portions of Modoc County (Fire Weather Zones 285, 624, 625), Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades (FWZ 621 and 623) and Central Siskiyou County and portions of Trinity National Forest. (FWZ 280, 281, 282, 284). Link

July 14, 2018 at 2:58 PM CAL FIRE just got confirmation from the shipping company: the big rig on I-80 near Dutch Flat was hauling baking soda, not chlorine.

July 14, 2018 at 2:51 PM Eastbound I-80 is being reopened at Dutch Flat.

July 14, 2018 at 2:40 PM Some resources are being released from the Dutch incident. Westbound I-80 lanes will remain closed for several hours. Traffic at a standstill between Alta and Colfax.

July 14, 2018 at 2:20 PM Air Attack 230 has been released from the Dutch Incident, returning to Grass Valley.

July 14, 2018 at 2:16 PM Shelter in place is being canceled for the Dutch Incident, excellent progress by firefighters. Air Attack is releasing TNF helicopter 514.

July 14, 2018 at 2:06 PM Dutch IC is requesting one air unit (breathing) and Caltrans with a load of sand to soak up potentially contaminated runoff.

July 14, 2018 at 2:01 PM Vehicle accident on South Brewer Road near Base Line Road, reported as a head-on collision. Units en route.

July 14, 2018 at 1:55 PM Shelter in place request sent via the emergency notification system for anyone in a 1-mile radius from the intersection of Gold Run and I-80.

July 14, 2018 at 1:52 PM Firefighters are making progress on the Dutch incident, they have knockdown on the big rig. Eastbound I-80 at Dutch Flat might be reopened shortly, extended closure on the westbound side.

Photo CAL FIRE AA 230

July 14, 2018 at 1:43 PM Forward spread of the wildland component of the Dutch incident has been stopped. Firefighters are attempting to knock down the big rig fire. Crews are staying out of the smoke due to the chlorine life/safety risk.

July 14, 2018 at 1:38 PM PG&E is now on scene of a small now extinguished fire, branch into a power line, on McLand Road in LWW. This was the McLane incident, initially reported as a possible bbq. Firefighters checked the area and found the fire. Releasing most units.

July 14, 2018 at 1:36 PM I-80 at Dutch Flat is shut down in both directions now at Dutch Flat.

July 14, 2018 at 1:28 PM The big rig is carrying chlorine, vapors are a life/safety hazard. Full closure of westbound I-80, evaluating closure of eastbound lanes now.

July 14, 2018 at 1:25 PM Westbound I-80 one lane is is closed at Dutch Flat, expect delays.

July 14, 2018 at 1:23 PM Big rig fire has extended into the vegetation, a full wildland dispatch, including aircraft, is arriving on scene. Tractor and trailer are fully involved, approximately 1/4 acre of vegetation burning.

July 14, 2018 at 1:17 PM Several engines en route to a big rig fire on westbound I-80 near Dutch Flat.

July 14, 2018 at 1:16 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Big Ben Road near Lincoln. Full wildland response en route.

July 14, 2018 at 12:38 PM Small column has dissipated from the vantage point of a unit in the area and the lookout, could have been a BBQ.

July 14, 2018 at 12:36 PM Report from the Oregon Peak fire lookout of a small column, maybe 10 miles out. Could be Hwy 20 and Pleasant Valley Road. Units en route.

July 14, 2018 at 9:16 AM Hot temperatures are here to stay at least until Tuesday. High pressure over the west coast will bring hot temperatures beginning today and continuing through at least the first half of next week. Monday and Tuesday are forecast to be the hottest days. Isolated thunderstorms will also be possible over the mountains at times.

July 13, 2018 at 3:49 PM Units on scene have contained the small spot on Winchester.

July 13, 2018 at 3:47 PM Full wildland response including aircraft to a vegetation fire on Winchester Club Drive in Placer Hills. Reported as a 6 by 6 spot.

July 13, 2018 at 8:56 AM Heat streak continues, monsoon moisture adds chance of thunderstorms. High pressure over the west coast will bring hot temperatures beginning this weekend and continuing through at least the first half of next week. Monday is forecast to be the hottest day. Isolated thunderstorms will also be possible over the mountains at times.

July 12, 2018 at 4:32 PM First unit has arrived on scene at Blue Tent School Road, requesting the two closest engines to continue in. All others can cancel. Aircraft are returning to the Grass Valley Air Attack Base and White Cloud.

July 12, 2018 at 4:27 PM Tanker 88 and Air Attack are in the area. No column visible.

July 12, 2018 at 4:21 PM Vegetation fire on Blue Tent School Road, full wildland dispatch with air support en route. Reported as a grass field on fire.

July 12, 2018 at 1:48 PM Hwy 49 at Combie is fully open again.

July 12, 2018 at 1:35 PM Traffic is inching by the accident on Hwy 49 near Combie in the center lane. Use extreme caution in the area and reduce your speed.

July 12, 2018 at 1:22 PM Two car collision on Hwy 49 at Combie. Roadway is blocked, CHP and emergency services are on scene.

July 12, 2018 at 11:55 AM Reported vegetation fire in Sierra County on Hwy 49 and Dotta Road. Tahoe National Forest engines en route.

July 12, 2018 at 11:51 AM First unit at scene in Loma Rica reports a 10 by 10 roadside spot. Canceling all incoming resources.

July 12, 2018 at 11:42 AM Reported vegetation fire in Loma Rica near Marysville Road and Hwy 20. Full wildland dispatch en route.

July 12, 2018 at 9:39 AM Significant heat settles in through Monday. Daytime highs today will remain several degrees above normal. Northern California will remain under a much warmer than normal weather pattern over the next week and this heat will be especially significant this weekend. By Sunday, much of interior northern California will be at moderate heat risk with small areas of high or even very high heat risk. If exposed to this heat over the weekend, take precautions to stay safe and healthy.

July 12, 2018 at 6:52 AM Power outage affecting 2,063 customers in the Rough&Ready and Penn Valley area. PG&E assessment crew is en route to the outage. Estimated time of restoration is 10:00 am, this will change once the crew arrives at the outage.

July 11, 2018 at 5:16 PM All spots on the Dolores incident have been caught. Releasing the Tahoe hotshot crew and the helicopter.

July 11, 2018 at 5:12 PM Expect delays on Hwy 49 and McKnight because of the LaBarr Meadows closure. No ETO for reopening of LaBarr Meadows.

Take your time, be patient.  Maybe stop at Nevada City’s Summer Night event? Thanks to reader Treena for the photo.

July 11, 2018 at 4:29 PM Helicopter still working three spot fires at the Dolores incident. Additional resources en route.

July 11, 2018 at 4:26 PM All fire units are clear of a solo vehicle accident on Hwy 174 at the Cedar Ridge post office. One patient was transported to Sutter Roseville.

July 11, 2018 at 3:57 PM Dolores IC reports a few spot fires, the helicopter is working the spots. Tahoe Hotshots are en route to the fire.

July 11, 2018 at 3:51 PM Road closed at 11750 La Barr Meadows Road, power pole leaning over the road after a solo vehicle accident. Thanks to Shirley from Hansen Bros for the update.

July 11, 2018 at 3:34 PM Firefighters have knock down on the Dolores fire, very heavy mop-up ahead. Firefighters will be committed to the incident for 3-4 hours. The vegetation portion of the fire, consisting of 7-8 spots was contained at less than 1/4 acre.

July 11, 2018 at 3:23 PM Tankers 88 and 89 have been released from the Dolores incident.

July 11, 2018 at 3:14 PM Accident on LaBarr Meadows Road, vehicle into a pole. Fire and medics on scene. PG&E is responding to handle the damaged pole.

July 11, 2018 at 3:13 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Dolores incident.

July 11, 2018 at 2:58 PM Power lines are down on the Dolores incident, all resources are acknowledging the life/safety risk.

July 11, 2018 at 2:52 PM Air Attack AA and tankers are arriving over the #DoloresFire. This is a structure fire with a small extension to the vegetation. Structure is fully involved.

July 11, 2018 at 2:46 PM Pike County lookout reports no build on the fire.

July 11, 2018 at 2:41 PM New York House Road is closed off Frenchtown Road, fire engines will have to use LaPorte Road. Column is building.

July 11, 2018 at 2:40 PM Oregon Peak lookout just cross-referenced the reported smoke by Pike County lookout.

July 11, 2018 at 2:36 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire in the area of New York House Road and Dolores Lane, spotted from Pike County lookout. Full wildland dispatch en route.

July 11, 2018 at 2:33 PM Smoke report from a lookout light smoke in the New York House Road area near Brownsville.

July 11, 2018 at 12:26 PM CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Officers have determined that the cause of the County Fire, currently burning in Yolo and Napa counties, to be an improperly installed electric livestock fence unit.

July 11, 2018 at 12:24 PM Solo vehicle accident, with rollover, requiring extrication on the Hwy 20 off ramp on eastbound I-80. Emergency services en route.

July 11, 2018 at 12:22 PM Air Attack Alpha Alpha and Air Attack 230 are flying training missions over the Laporte area. They are also looking for a reported vehicle accident on La Porte Rd / Woodleaf Tunnel Rd.

July 11, 2018 at 12:07 PM Higgins Fire is reporting multiple calls about explosions, now confirmed to be a blasting operation.

July 11, 2018 at 12:06 PM Smoke reported in the Blue Heron Road area in Higgins. A caller reported hearing an explosion and now sees smoke. Numerous engines en route.

July 11, 2018 at 12:04 PM Smoke check in the Garden Bar Road area, engines en route.

July 11, 2018 at 11:59 AM Per CHP, no need for fire to respond to the reported car fire on Hwy 20.Engines are returning to their stations.

July 11, 2018 at 11:55 AM Passenger vehicle fire on Hwy 20 at South Ponderosa, emergency services en route.

July 11, 2018 at 9:13 AM Hot weather continues, chance of thunderstorms in the higher elevations this weekend. Hot temperatures continue today through the weekend across interior NorCal, especially in the northern Sacramento valley. Mountain thunderstorm chances increase beginning Thursday.

July 10, 2018 at 8:13 PM Fire on Rattlesnake Bar has been contained at 2.5 acres. Firefighters will be committed to the incident for anther 2 hours for overhaul and mop-up.

Photo courtesy Steve Agalsoff

July 10, 2018 at 7:09 PM Full wildland response, including aircraft to a reported grass fire on Rattlesnake Bar on the Placer County side.

July 10, 2018 at 5:13 PM Foresthill bridge remains closed at this time for police activity, no estimated time of reopening.

July 10, 2018 at 7:45 AM Hot with at times breezy north winds. Warm temperatures continue across interior NorCal. Locally breezy north winds expected across the area. Dangers from heat exposure still exist even on a “typical” summer day. Be sure to stay hydrated, protect yourself from the sun, and look before you lock this summer. North winds could bring smoke from the Klamathon Fire into Shasta County.

July 9, 2018 at 5:36 PM Vehicle rollover (pickup with camper) on Hwy 20 near Excelsior Point Road. Emergency services en route.

July 9, 2018 at 5:28 PM Strike team from Nevada County en route to the Tehama-Glen Unit.

July 9, 2018 at 5:26 PM Tankers 88 and 89 over the South and Middle Yuba looking for a reported smoke. Nothing visible so far.

July 9, 2018 at 4:14 PM Fire contained at Clark Tunnel, one engine to continue in, all other resources are canceled.

July 9, 2018 at 4:11 PM First unit on scene at Clark Tunnel Road reports 1/2 acre in grass at a slow rate of spread. Continue all resources at this time.

July 9, 2018 at 4:07 PM Full wildland dispatch for a fire on Clark Tunnel Road off Hwy 193 in Penryn. Per the reporting party, immediate structure threat.

July 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM Roadway is open now at the intersection of McCourtney and Brighton Street.

July 9, 2018 at 12:48 PM Roadway is blocked at McCourtney Road and Brighton Street. GVPD en route for traffic control, emergency services on scene.

July 9, 2018 at 12:47 PM Accident on Brighton Street at the McCourtney intersection. Use caution in the area.

July 9, 2018 at 12:16 PM The HilltopFire is fully contained, canceling all incoming resources.

July 9, 2018 at 12:10 PM First unit at scene reports 1/8th of an acre, burning at a slow rate of spread. Holding all aircraft at the airbase for now.

July 9, 2018 at 12:08 PM Locals are working on the grass fire, a house above the fire is threatened.

July 9, 2018 at 12:04 PM The fire is burning in grass, threatening several homes in the area. A small white column can be seen from I-80.

July 9, 2018 at 12:00 PM Report of a vegetation fire with threat to structures on Hilltop Court in Applegate. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 9, 2018 at 7:52 AM Hot through Thursday, cooling down on the weekend. Warm temperatures will continue this week across interior NorCal with the northern Sacramento valley reaching mid-100s by Wednesday. Monsoonal moisture expected to bring scattered mountain showers & thunderstorms late this week into the weekend.

July 8, 2018 at 5:01 PM Air ambulance landing zone is at the Dry Yards for the patient in the Town of Washington.

July 8, 2018 at 4:46 PM Washington Fire and air ambulance are responding to a motorcyclist over a cliff near the River Rest campground, the patient was unconscious for approximately 5 minutes. Conscious and breathing now.

July 8, 2018 at 4:32 PM First unit arrived at the campground, reports the fire has been extinguished. Canceling all incoming resources with the exception of Patrol 32.

July 8, 2018 at 4:27 PM Augmented response to the reported vegetation fire near Downieville.

July 8, 2018 at 4:19 PM Reported of a possible vegetation fire on the Upper Campground at Ramshorn near Downieville. Full wildland dispatch with aircraft en route.

July 8, 2018 at 11:14 AM All updates on the Rosemary Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/rosemary/

July 8, 2018 at 11:09 AM Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 are en route to the Rosemary incident. First ground unit at scene reports light flashy fuels, wind-driven. Estimated now at 3 acres, all resources to continue in.

July 8, 2018 at 11:01 AM Report of a grass fire, started by a mower, on Rosemary Lane in the Higgins area. Full wildland dispatch, with aircraft, en route. The fire is estimated at 1/2 acre, burning at a moderate rate of spread.

July 7, 2018 at 7:40 PM Good progress on the Finch Fire in Browns Valley. Holding at 5 acres, all aircraft is being released. There will be numerous resources on site for extended mop-up and overhaul due to the heavy brush. No structures damaged or destroyed, no injuries reported. Resources from Butte County and CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer on scene.

July 7, 2018 at 1:09 PM Overturned vehicle on Black Forest Road off Pleasant Valley Road. Emergency services on scene.

July 7, 2018 at 9:20 AM Warm today, then hot, then perfect weather for WorldFest. Temperatures begin to warm up today through early next week. Temperatures this afternoon will be slightly above normal. Areas could see breezy winds at times. Be sure to be fire safe this weekend!

July 7, 2018 at 9:09 AM Nevada County ST 4101C was dispatched late last night to battle the Valley Fire in Southern CA. Crews drove through the night and have made it safely into the LA region. Be safe!

Photo taken by Todd White, Air Tactical Officer, TNF 7/6/2018 of Chicken Hawk Fire on American River Ranger District, Tahoe National Forest

July 6, 2018 at 7:25 PM Chickenhawk Fire near Foresthill mapped at 2.51 acres, handline around the fire. Firefighters will remain on scene for a portion of the night.

July 6, 2018 at 7:11 PM Full wildland dispatch for a vegetation fire, approximately the size of a house, on Meadow Vista Road in Placer Hills.

July 6, 2018 at 4:05 PM Air resources diverted from the Chickenhawk incident are on scene of a 200-acre fire near Ione. The fire is burning at a rapid rate of spread, structures are threatened.

Photo taken by Todd White, Air Tactical Officer, TNF 7/6/2018 of Chicken Hawk Fire on American River Ranger District, Tahoe National Forest

July 6, 2018 at 3:58 PM Firefighters have a wet line around the 1.5-acre Chickenhawk Fire. Numerous ground resources now on scene, Air Attack 17, Helicopter 514, Tanker 88 and 89 departed to a new start in the Amador-El Dorado Unit.

July 6, 2018 at 3:55 PM Resources are on scene of a 2-acre fire in the Chickenhawk area near Foresthill. Air Attack reports 2 acres with a moderate rate of spread,. Potential for maybe 5 acres. Resources on scene include TNF Helicopter 514, Brush 73. Two hand crews and a water tender on order.

July 6, 2018 at 10:47 AM Smoke check after a report from Wolf Mountain lookout. Engines checking the Bear River drainage.

July 6, 2018 at 10:17 AM Jackknifed big rig on westbound Hwy 20 just before Smartsville.

Use caution in the area. A fire engine was providing traffic control. Only one lane of Hwy 20 open.

Expect delays, CHP now on scene. Thanks to reader Twinklebelle for the photo.

Image courtesy Peardale-Chicago Park FD PIO Daniel Ramey

July 6, 2018 at 10:02 AM Welcome home Strike Team 4100C! Grueling tour of the StollFire, the #CreekFire, the #FlatFire and since Sunday at the #CountyFire. The strike team was composed of Ophir Hill, Rough&Ready, Nevada City, Higgins and Nevada County Consolidated engines.

July 6, 2018 at 8:18 AM Despite a few clouds from tropical storm Fabio, near normal temperatures today. High and mid cloud cover being pulled off tropical storm Fabio will spread over northern California bringing variable shade to the north state today. Despite the cloud cover, temperatures will remain warm coming in just under normal for this time of year by this afternoon.

July 6, 2018 at 12:07 AM The fire off Backbone is 1/4 acre, an old dozer pile. One handcrew, one water tender and one engines will remain on site for mopup. All other resources are leaving the incident.

July 5, 2018 at 11:15 PM Firefighters have made contact with a neighbor, they are able to make access to the fire now. Approximately 1 acre, slow or no growth.

July 5, 2018 at 11:03 PM Firefighters have located the fire on a private property. Waiting for the keys to open a locked gate. There has been no growth.

July 5, 2018 at 10:23 PM Most resources en route to the reported fire are staging on Tyler Foote and Hwy 49.

July 5, 2018 at 10:09 PM Best access to the fire is Forest Service Route 37. Firefighters with eyes on the fire report no growth at this time.

July 5, 2018 at 10:07 PM Engine has arrived at Camp Bountiful on Bear Trap Springs, they have eyes on the glow. Southwest of the Camp, could be 1/4 acre, small column visible.

July 5, 2018 at 10:05 PM Dispatch will contact the Forest Service, possibly a group of transients camping on Forest Service land.

July 5, 2018 at 10:00 PM Dispatch has made contact with Camp Bountiful, they do not have a bonfire and there is nothing visible from their side.

July 5, 2018 at 9:56 PM Firefighters are en route to Camp Bountiful, at the end of Bear Trap Springs. Could be a very large bonfire.

July 5, 2018 at 9:51 PM Dispatch is starting additional resources to the Bear Trap Springs area.

July 5, 2018 at 9:46 PM Firefighters are at the intersection of Backbone and Snow Tent, confirming there is a fire somewhere further west, possibly at the end of Bear Trap Springs.

July 5, 2018 at 9:35 PM Smoke check in the area of Backbone Road and Snow Tent Road, North Bloomfield area. Vague report of a glow seen to the west, unknown distance. Engines en route.

July 5, 2018 at 8:53 PM Wolf IC is calling the fire contained.

July 5, 2018 at 8:39 PM Firefighters have stopped the forward progress of the fire. Extensive mop-up operations will take an hour at least. Canceling most resources with the exceptions of one water tender, one additional engine and one hand crew.

July 5, 2018 at 8:36 PM CHP Helicopter H24 is over the Wolf Fire, reports no spots outside the main fire.

July 5, 2018 at 8:32 PM First unit reports 1/2 acre in grass, burning at a slow rate of spread. Only one dozer needed at this time, some resources will stage at Wolf Road.

July 5, 2018 at 8:26 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Wolf Road near Still Road. Numerous engines en route.

July 5, 2018 at 12:14 PM Drum Forebay accident: Patients have been extricated and are transported to Sutter Roseville. The roadway will reopen shortly.

July 5, 2018 at 11:50 AM Extrication underway on eastbound I-80 after the accident at Drum Forebay. One lane of I-80 is closed.

July 5, 2018 at 10:53 AM RV over the embankment on eastbound I-80 at Drum Forebay. Units en route.

July 5, 2018 at 9:43 AM

July 5, 2018 at 9:27 AM Temperatures trending up again. Temperatures will begin to warm today, especially in the Delta and Sacramento region, as high pressure strengthens.

July 4, 2018 at 8:16 PM Fire alarm sounding on Alexander Way, first unit at scene reports nothing showing, they will investigate.

July 4, 2018 at 8:15 PM All resources have been released off the #FordyceFire and returning to their respective stations.

July 4, 2018 at 6:59 PM Air Attack over the Fordyce incident reports no extension to the vegetation, only a burned-out ATV.

July 4, 2018 at 6:53 PM Air resources en route to the #FordyceFire, reportedly started by an ATV fire that spread to the vegetation.

July 4, 2018 at 6:36 PM Report of a vegetation fire off Rattlesnake Road on the Tahoe National Forest near Fordyce Lake. Full wildland dispatch en route.

July 4, 2018 at 5:16 PM Releasing all handcrews and dozers, firefighters have knockdown on the fire.

July 4, 2018 at 5:15 PM Both tankers have been released from the Rudd incident.

July 4, 2018 at 5:09 PM Canceling some of the incoming resources, no dozer needed. Water tender to continue in.

July 4, 2018 at 5:07 PM First ground resources have arrived at scene, reporting a 40-ft motorhome involved and a 10 by 10 spot of vegetation.

July 4, 2018 at 5:05 PM Air Attack reports small spread to the vegetation, black smoke showing from the skylights of the mobile home.

July 4, 2018 at 4:47 PM Mobile home fire, with threat to the vegetation, 2 miles in on Rudd Road off Bitney Springs Road. Full wildland dispatch en route.

July 4, 2018 at 4:34 PM Units are en route to the confluence of the American River and Hwy 49 at Old Foresthill Road for a person stuck on a rock in the middle of the river.

July 4, 2018 at 2:58 PM Combie Road roadside spot has been contained at less than 1 acre.

July 4, 2018 at 2:07 PM Small spot in the roadside of Combie Rd / Magnolia Rd. Engine is on scene, they can handle.

July 4, 2018 at 2:05 PM Updates on the Par Fire near Oroville will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/par/

July 4, 2018 at 1:26 PM Firefighters are at scene of a fire near the Oroville Airport off Par 4 Way. First responders report 20-30 acres with immediate structure threat.

July 4, 2018 at 1:01 PM

July 4, 2018 at 12:11 PM As a reminder, no fireworks are allowed in Nevada County, including the cities of Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee. No fireworks are allowed in the unincorporated areas of Placer County.

July 4, 2018 at 9:23 AM Cool, comfortable temperatures with breezy winds during the day. Breezy south winds are expected across interior NorCal, fire danger is very high – please be careful.

July 3, 2018 at 1:41 PM Boca shooting area closed, Tuesday, July 3rd for the safety of firefighters patrolling the Boca Fire. Tentative reopening, Wednesday, July 4th. Please call 530-587-3558 for up-to-date status.

July 3, 2018 at 1:20 PM Wise Fire has a line around it, mop-up operations are starting.

July 3, 2018 at 1:12 PM Firefighters are making good progress. Air Attack estimates the Wise Fire will be fully contained in the next 10-15 minutes.

July 3, 2018 at 1:06 PM Wise IC estimates the fire to be 3-4 acres, backing fire burning at a moderate rate of spread.

July 3, 2018 at 1:03 PM Air Attack estimates the Wise Fire at 3 acres, slow rate of spread. Retardant line is keeping the fire on the left flank. If it crosses Wise Road, potential for 10 acres. Helicopter 514 is en route, they will do bucket work.

July 3, 2018 at 1:00 PM Tanker 88 will drop retardant to help mitigate the threat to the structure.

July 3, 2018 at 12:51 PM Full wildland dispatch to a vegetation fire on Wise Road in Placer County. Immediate structure threat, grass fire reported to be the size of a house. Engines arriving on scene.

July 3, 2018 at 11:29 AM Vehicle vs deer on Hwy 20 at Pleasant Valley Road.

July 3, 2018 at 8:30 AM The latest satellite image from Colorado State University shows smoke spreading over a large portion of the state, including our immediate area.

July 3, 2018 at 7:56 AM Cooling trend, with a side of smoke. Mild temperatures are in store for the evening hours this Independence Day. After daytime highs right around normal for this time of year, evening temperatures should be fairly comfortable. From 9 to 11 pm Wednesday most locations will see temperatures in the 60s and 70s under fair skies.

July 2, 2018 at 7:14 PM You will wake up to the smell of smoke. Winds have shifted and now the 60,000-acre #CountyFire is sending smoke to our area. Expect the smoke event to last through the Fourth of July holiday.

July 2, 2018 at 2:44 PM Fire at Boca is at the end of the shooting range, reported as 0.25 acres, resources are on scene.

Satellite image by Colorado State University

July 2, 2018 at 2:42 PM Smoke from the County Fire is making its way into the valley. Expect smoky conditions to hit the Foothills by tomorrow.

July 2, 2018 at 2:30 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Boca Dam Reservoir Road. Units en route.

July 2, 2018 at 1:21 PM All units still en route to the car fir eon I-80 at Meadow Vista have been canceled.

July 2, 2018 at 1:19 PM Fully involved car on westbound I-80 and Meadow Vista. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 2, 2018 at 12:55 PM Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 are patrolling the Hwy 49 corridor between Grass Valley and Lake of the Pines. Reports of smoke have come in, but mostly only dust from the quarry. There is no large fire at this time in Nevada County.

July 2, 2018 at 12:54 PM Tanker 88 is over the Rattlesnake area, reports no smoke showing.

July 2, 2018 at 12:46 PM Report of a new fire on Rattlesnake Road near Diamond Back Way. Full wildland dispatch on order. No details available yet, possibly only a small spot.

July 2, 2018 at 12:45 PM Brewer IC has canceled the aircraft and the dozer.

July 2, 2018 at 12:42 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported grass fire on Brewer Road at Conestoga Way in the Higgins area. First unit reports a small spot, locals working on the fire.

July 2, 2018 at 12:41 PM Accident on Hwy 49 at Main Street. Use caution in the area.

July 2, 2018 at 11:41 AM Val Verde units report no extension to the wildland and they have a good knockdown on the fire. Canceling most incoming resources. Tanker is returning to Grass Valley, Air Attack will leave shortly.

July 2, 2018 at 11:40 AM Roadway on Moonshine is partially blocked after a head-on collision. First unit sat scene report three patients.

July 2, 2018 at 11:26 AM Head-on collision on Moonshine Road near Hwy 49. North San Juan Fire, Camptonville Fire, TNF and CAL FIRE responding.

July 2, 2018 at 11:25 AM Full wildland dispatch with aircraft for a fully involved structure with threat to residences and vegetation on Val Verde Road in south Placer.

July 2, 2018 at 10:21 AM Forward progress of the Val fire has been stopped.

July 2, 2018 at 10:13 AM First unit at scene at Val Verde reports about 1/2 acre in light flashy fuels. Possibly caused by mowing in rear of a residence in South Placer County. Potential for a little over 1 acre.

July 2, 2018 at 10:06 AM CAL FIRE/ Placer County Fire firefighters responding to the report of a vegetation fire Val Verde Road in south Placer County.

July 2, 2018 at 7:26 AM Cooling trend brings milder temperatures. A return of onshore flow today replaces the north winds of the weekend and this will bring cooler temperatures nearly all areas. High temperatures today should drop anywhere 1 to 10 degrees from Sunday highs. Mainly fairs skies are expected over NorCal today but smoky skies will be likely in vicinity of wildfires.

July 1, 2018 at 8:29 PM As a reminder, the 32,500-acre #CountyFire will be visible again tonight. Darkness makes distance estimates very difficult. If you see a glow to the west in Nevada, Placer or Yuba counties – it could be the fire in Yolo County. However, if you see flames and smell smoke nearby, call 911.

July 1, 2018 at 6:46 PM Apple IC calls the fire contained.

July 1, 2018 at 6:36 PM First unit at scene on I-80 reports a small 10 by 10 spot in the brush. Canceling most incoming units, all aircraft released. A vehicle lost a wheel and sparks started the small spot. Forward progress has been stopped.

July 1, 2018 at 6:31 PM Report of a vegetation fire caused possibly by a vehicle accident on eastbound I-80, just west of Applegate. Numerous resources en route.

July 1, 2018 at 6:12 PM Units at scene on Ice House road report only the truck is fully involved. No extension to the wildland at this time.

July 1, 2018 at 5:53 PM New fire on the Eldorado National Forest, near Ice House Road. Numerous resources en route.

July 1, 2018 at 5:41 PM Firefighters are making good progress. Tanker 88 has been released by Spence Air Attack, returning to Grass Valley with a full load.

July 1, 2018 at 5:24 PM Spence IC believes the fire will stay within the control lines, they should be able to pick it up with the resources on order. The aircraft will remain overhead until all units have arrived on scene.

July 1, 2018 at 5:18 PM Tanker 88 has arrived over the Spence Fire.

July 1, 2018 at 5:11 PM First unit at scene at the Spenceville Shooting Range reports approximately 3 acres.

July 1, 2018 at 5:04 PM Vegetation fire at the Spenceville Shooting Range. Reported as approximately 1/4 acre, numerous units en route.

July 1, 2018 at 3:37 PM Car vs motorcycle on You Bet Road. Units en route.

July 1, 2018 at 1:58 PM Walerga spot has been contained by locals. One engine continues in, all others can cancel.

July 1, 2018 at 1:51 PM 20 by 20 grass spot in the back of a property on Walerga Road (Placer County) Units en route.

July 1, 2018 at 1:25 PM Units on scene are resetting the alarm, false alarm.

July 1, 2018 at 1:13 PM Commercial fire alarm sounding on North Pine Street, across of Broad Street in Nevada City. Units en route.

July 1, 2018 at 12:39 PM Most units have been released from the Penny Fire in Browns Valley. Any remaining firefighters will be released in the next 30 minutes.

July 1, 2018 at 12:14 PM Passenger vehicle fire in the Briar Patch parking lot. Grass Valley Fire en route.

July 1, 2018 at 11:27 AM Forward progression of the Penny Fire has been stopped. Canceling some incoming resources.

July 1, 2018 at 11:23 AM Firefighters on scene of the Penny Fire are making pretty good progress, according to the IC. Canceling the dozer.

July 1, 2018 at 11:15 AM First unit on scene reports 1/4 acre in light flashy fuels, difficult access. Continue all incoming resources.

July 1, 2018 at 11:06 AM Augmented dispatch to the possible fire on Penny Way in Browns Valley. Air Attack 230 and Helicopter 514 are en route as well.

July 1, 2018 at 10:51 AM Smoke report, vegetation fire in Browns Valley in the area of Penny Way across of Therese Trail. Units are en route.

July 1, 2018 at 10:23 AM The Nicolaus Fire is now at 2 acres and a structure is now fully involved. Additional resources are responding to the fire.

Photo courtesy Wolfgang Perner.

July 1, 2018 at 10:22 AM The #CountyFire is already very active. Plume is clearly visible from Banner Mountain in Nevada County. Thanks to Wolfgang for the photo!

July 1, 2018 at 10:01 AM CAL FIRE units are responding to a 1-acre grass fire, started by a mower, on Nicolaus Road south of Sheridan.

July 1, 2018 at 9:59 AM The Nevada County strike team is now assigned to the County Fire in Yolo County. They’ll be arriving on the incident in a few hours after first serving on the Creek Fire, then on the Flat Fire. Stay safe everyone!

July 1, 2018 at 9:33 AM Red Flag Warning continues today, cooling trend starts Monday. Heat + Critical Fire Weather Conditions this weekend! Make sure to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses & avoid anything that could create a spark!

July 1, 2018 at 9:37 AM Firefighters have located a smoky BBQ in a backyard on Red Dog Road.

July 1, 2018 at 9:20 AM Smoke check on Red Dog Road, several engines en route.

July 1, 2018 at 7:40 AM The National Weather Service is Sacramento has extended the Red Flag Warning until 3:00 pm this afternoon.

If you are looking for last month’s log, it can be found here.