November 9, 2018 – As we enter November the mornings have turned cold, however, the threat of a wildland fire has not diminished. Weather conditions, most notably wind and low relative humidity, continue to impact the area creating fire weather conditions that demand our attention.

The City of Grass Valley, City of Nevada City and Nevada County Consolidated Fires Joint Operational Area (JOA) Fire Chiefs remind you to have a plan should a fire occur in your area. Please take a moment to review your plan or create a plan if you do not have one in place.

Remain vigilant to the weather conditions especially days forecasted to have increased winds.

Be prepared, have a plan.

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A sample of items to include in your plan:

Fill your vehicle with fuel when increased fire weather is in the area

Park headed out of your driveway or garage to reduce backing when fire weather is a concern

Know how to open your garage door should the power go out

Have a ‘Go’ bag with critical items available such as medication, cash, food, water, first aid kit, documents.

Have cell phones fully charged

Designate a meeting point out of the area

Don’t forget your animals. Have carriers, leashes and items necessary to move them available.

Have flashlights with fresh batteries easily accessible

See the websites above for more info.

The Burn Ban remains in effect for the local area, no burning.