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July 13, 2020 at 10:59 AM NWS update: Warm weather will continue through the middle of the week, with more seasonal temperatures returning for the weekend. The hottest temperatures will be found across the northern and central Sacramento Valley and surrounding foothills. The Delta influence is forecast to be more prevalent this week, which should bring some relief to the southern Sacramento and northern San Joaquin Valleys. However, it will also lead to some elevated fire weather concerns around these areas today. Wednesday and Thursday, high elevation Sierra thunderstorms will be possible, mainly south of I-80.
July 13, 2020 at 6:38 AM Not quite as hot today compared to the past few days. The Delta Breeze increases later today and tonight, bringing cooler temperatures. Gusty winds are also expected over the northern Sierra. After a long dry period, the potential for mountain thunderstorms returns Wednesday and Thursday. Sierra thunderstorms are possible Wednesday afternoon and evening, potentially spreading into the Motherlode Thursday afternoon and evening.
July 12, 2020 at 6:40 PM Purdon IC reports they are bringing the patient out now.
July 12, 2020 at 6:34 PM After patient assessment, Purdon IC is releasing both helicopters.
July 12, 2020 at 6:32 PM Crews have made contact with the patient.
July 12, 2020 at 6:30 PM Battalion 2 is Purdon IC, Rescue 84 is at scene.
July 12, 2020 at 6:26 PM CHP Helicopter is on final approach to the incident. Calstar helicopter is staging at the Rood Center at this time.
July 12, 2020 at 6:23 PM First unit has arrived at scene, the parking lot is blocked.
July 12, 2020 at 6:22 PM Emergency services are trying to access Purdon Crossing, the number of vehicles on the narrow road make access difficult.
July 12, 2020 at 6:16 PM Medical rescue at Purdon Crossing, units en route.
July 12, 2020 at 4:48 PM Medics are at scene, canceling the engine.
July 12, 2020 at 4:45 PM First unit has arrived at Western Gateway Park, looking for the patient.
July 12, 2020 at 4:42 PM Emergency services en route to a possible near-drowning in Western Gateway Park. Subject is reported out of the water and breathing.
July 12, 2020 at 3:55 PM Vehicle accident on Tyler Foote near Jackass Flats, units at scene.
July 12, 2020 at 10:16 AM All Ground resources staging near Magra and River Ridge are being canceled.
July 12, 2020 at 10:14 AM Air Attack 17 is releasing all aircraft. Tanker 104 is returning to McClellan, Helicopter 514 is returning to White Cloud.
July 12, 2020 at 10:11 AM The aircraft have located vehicles kicking up dust plumes near a ridge. They’ll stay overhead for a few more minutes before returning to their respective bases.
July 12, 2020 at 10:09 AM Tanker 104 is seeing some pollen blooms about 1 mile south of I-80.
July 12, 2020 at 10:07 AM Air Attack is over the canyon, no smoke visible yet. Helicopter 514 is inbound as well. Tanker 104 is overhead as well.
July 12, 2020 at 9:57 AM Incoming units to stage at Magra and River Ridge. Smoke is laying down in the drainage, no source located yet.
July 12, 2020 at 9:54 AM Units in the area are attempting to locate the fire. Dense canopy is making locating the smoke difficult. Air Attack and Helicopter on order.
July 12, 2020 at 9:32 AM Reported vegetation fire in Dutch Flat near River Ridge Road, full wildland dispatch en route. This will be the River incident.
July 12, 2020 at 9:03 AM Smoke check on Mooney Flat Road, white smoke seen. Several engines en route.
July 12, 2020 at 8:48 AM Units at scene on Sweetland Road report this is not a power line but a phone line.
July 12, 2020 at 8:39 AM Possible electrical hazard, low-hanging lines on Sweetland Road near School Street in North San Juan, units are en route.
July 11, 2020 at 5:59 PM First unit at scene reports a 20 by 20 spot only, burning at a slow rate of spread. Two engines to continue in, all others can cancel.
July 11, 2020 at 5:56 PM Full wildland dispatch for a brush and some grass on fire on Lincoln Way in Auburn.
July 11, 2020 at 2:58 PM First unit at scene reports small spot only, canceling aircraft and most incoming resources. Two engines to mop up.
July 11, 2020 at 2:56 PM Full wildland dispatch, including air resources, to Spenceville Road near Ready Springs Elementary in Penn Valley. 20 by 30 spot caused by cuttings posts.
July 11, 2020 at 12:49 PM Spotted the “Mask Superhero” and her posse of Nevada City Rotarians handing out free masks at Dave’s Auto Repair on Zion Street!
July 11, 2020 at 9:48 AM PG&E contract helicopter flying in the Lake Vera area.
July 10, 2020 at 6:58 PM
July 10, 2020 at 5:32 PM All aircraft is being canceled from the Secret incident, firefighters have a knockdown on the fire.
July 10, 2020 at 5:23 PM Now a full wildland dispatch for a completely engulfed semi truck on westbound I-80 near the Secret Town off ramp. Fire has spread to the vegetation. This will be the Secret incident.
July 10, 2020 at 3:41 PM The latest update for Nevada County.
July 10, 2020 at 3:20 PM Tyler IC released H24, starting a rope operation.
July 10, 2020 at 2:59 PM CHP Helicopter now also arriving at scene on Tyler Foote Crossing. Releasing the medic unit.
July 10, 2020 at 2:34 PM Metro Copter 1 is arriving over the Tyler incident.
July 10, 2020 at 2:19 PM Rescue vehicle is at scene on Long Point. Helicopter coming from Sacramento County to assist, H20 is unavailable.
July 10, 2020 at 1:30 PM There is evidence of a car down the embankment, some car parts are visible. Given the very steep embankment, a request for CHP’s helicopter H20 will be made.
July 10, 2020 at 1:27 PM NSJ utility is at scene on Tyler Foote Crossing, they will be investigating.
July 10, 2020 at 1:14 PM Possible car over the embankment on Tyler Foote Crossing approximately on mile from Long Point Road. Skid marks on roadway, no car visible. NSJ Fire will check out.
July 10, 2020 at 12:40 PM Accident on Rattlesnake Road near Hwy 174, car vs motorcycle. Emergency services are on scene.
July 10, 2020 at 7:27 AM Hot weather continues, elevated fire weather concerns this weekend. Temperatures will be rising for the weekend. Most interior NorCal locations are forecast to be around 5-15° above normal this weekend. Make sure to take precautions from the heat & limit outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day.
July 9, 2020 at 8:35 PM Mop-up is in progress on the Waldo Fire, 2 acres in grass and flashy fuels. Fire is contained, releasing most of the resources.
July 9, 2020 at 8:28 PM IC has just canceled the Washington Ridge crew en route to the fire on Waldo.
July 9, 2020 at 8:27 PM Vegetation fire, Waldo Road and Chuck Yeager Road. Units are at scene
July 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM Live now: Nevada County’s Economy and COVID-19
July 9, 2020 at 3:40 PM The latest numbers are out and the Nevada County Dashboard now has more information.
July 9, 2020 at 1:57 PM Updates on the Smartsville Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/smartsville-2/
July 9, 2020 at 1:25 PM Good progress, Caltrans is stopping construction work to have traffic flow better in both directions.
July 9, 2020 at 1:18 PM Fire now estimated at close to 2 acres. Structure is still threatened.
July 9, 2020 at 1:15 PM Fire is estimated about 1/2 acre.
July 9, 2020 at 1:08 PM Firefighters are making progress, the lower half of Smartsville Road is being considered for precautionary evacuation.
July 9, 2020 at 1:05 PM No evacuations at this time, however Smartsville Road is closed.
July 9, 2020 at 12:55 PM Precautionary .evacuations underway
July 9, 2020 at 12:53 PM Road closures are being set up, expect significant delays on Hwy 20 near Smartsville.
July 9, 2020 at 12:51 PM Tanker 89 is on final approach to the fire.
July 9, 2020 at 12:45 PM Reported vegetation fire on Smartsville Road, full wildand dispatch en route. Reported as a field on fire, close to a barn.
July 9, 2020 at 12:02 PM Join us live for the first town hall of the day: When the power goes out
July 9, 2020 at 6:17 AM Hot and dry weather will continue across the region through the upcoming weekend. High temperatures will be around 5-10 degrees above average over the weekend and early next week.
July 9, 2020 at 6:01 AM
July 8, 2020 at 5:40 PM Emergency services are in the area of the Brunswick overpass, after a jumper was reported. So far nobody located.
July 8, 2020 at 4:28 PM Latest Nevada County Public Health COVID-19 update: 155 (+4) confirmed cases with 57 (+4) active cases. 96 (+1) on the east side, 59 (+3) on the west side.
Two hospitals – SNMH and TTFH – are reporting a total of 2 hospitalized patients and 1 person in ICU, per the state statistics. The 14-day delta (change from 14 days prior) is at 69 cases, or 85.2%.
ZIP codes with more than 10 cases:
- 96161: 88
- 95945: 20
- 95949: 13
July 8, 2020 at 1:41 PM Canceling the tanker, the Washington Ridge crews, the dozer and most of the engines still en route.
July 8, 2020 at 1:38 PM Air Attack, helicopter and Tanker 89 en route to the Gamble Fire. First unit at scene reports 1/4 acre, mostly extinguished by locals. Four engines at scene to continue in, all others can cancel.
July 8, 2020 at 1:33 PM Reported 30 by 40 spot on fire, close to a structure on Gamble Lane off Brewer Road. Full wildland dispatch on order.
July 8, 2020 at 11:15 AM
July 8, 2020 at 9:46 AM Accident on Hwy 49 near Sweetland Road, overturned vehicle with parties out of the vehicle. Emergency services en route as a precautionary measure.
July 8, 2020 at 6:26 AM Dry, typical summer weather expected for the area. Temperatures will rise above normal for the rest of this week, peaking around 100 for the Valley this weekend.
July 8, 2020 at 5:05 AM Fire is contained, all fire and law enforcement units have been released.
July 8, 2020 at 5:02 AM Law enforcement Arriving at scene in case of evacuations required. First engine at scene reports a 10 by 10 spot only, no threat to the structure. Canceling most incoming resources, prevention officer to continue in.
July 8, 2020 at 5:00 AM Reported shrubs on fire in front of Springhill Apartments on Dorsey Drive in Gras Valley. Numerous units en route.
July 7, 2020 at 4:53 PM Truckee (88), Grass Valley(20) and Alta Sierra (13) ZIP codes are listed in the latest Nevada County Public Health update. The total case number is now 151 (+6) with 95 (+2) on the east side and 56 (+4) on the west side. There are 53 active cases.
Two hospitals – SNMH and TTFH – are reporting a total of 6 hospitalized patients and 1 person in ICU, per the state statistics. The 14-day delta (change from 14 days prior) is at 67 cases, or 84.8%.
July 7, 2020 at 4:08 PM Accident on Hwy 49 near the South Yuba, emergency services at scene.Roadway blocked according to CHP report.
July 7, 2020 at 3:56 PM
July 7, 2020 at 2:45 PM Non-injury accident on Scotts Flat Road near Scotts Valley Road.
July 7, 2020 at 1:25 PM Updates on the Buckeye Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/buckeye-2/
July 7, 2020 at 1:17 PM The fire is on the Tahoe National Forest, approx. 3 miles from White Cloud. Helicopter 514 is overhead. This will be the Buckeye incident.
July 7, 2020 at 1:17 PM The fire is on the Tahoe National Forest, approx. 3 miles from White Cloud. Helicopter 514 is overhead. This will be the Buckeye incident.
July 7, 2020 at 12:00 PM As a reminder, PG&E is doing line inspections in Nevada County today and Thursday – low-flying helicopter alert.
July 7, 2020 at 6:49 AM Seasonably warm, trending towards hot. Near to slightly below normal temperatures are expected today, with sunny skies.
July 6, 2020 at 7:23 PM Latest update from Nevada County Public Health Department shows 145 cases, with 50 active cases. 52 (+8) cases total in western county, 93 (+8) on the east side. Number of tests administered has gone up to 8,340 (+1,270)
69 females and 76 males make up the 145 total cases.
July 6, 2020 at 6:02 PM Firefighters are making good progress, line is almost complete around the fire. Canceling some of the incoming resources, including the helicopter.
July 6, 2020 at 5:57 PM Gary Air Attack is over the fire, tanker and helicopter are arriving on scene.
July 6, 2020 at 5:53 PM Aircraft are en route to the fire from Grass Valley and White Cloud.
July 6, 2020 at 5:42 PM Report of smoke seen on Lanza Lane near Gary Drive in Smartsville. Full wildland dispatch on order. This will be the Gary incident.
July 6, 2020 at 3:19 PM The latest California Department of Public Health (CDPH) list 141 positive cases of COVID-19 for Nevada County, an increase of 16 since Thursday. The data includes all new cases up to July 5, 2020. Later today, the Nevada County update will include the latest active cases and the number of tests performed last week.
July 6, 2020 at 1:54 PM PG&E conducts pre-inspections via helicopter tomorrow and Thursday in Nevada County. Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, July 7, PG&E will begin conducting pre-inspection flights as part of improving its Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program by making events smaller in size, shorter in length and smarter for our customers. PG&E does not anticipate initiating a PSPS, these flights will be practice runs to gather information regarding timing and mapping of inspections during a future PSPS.
July 6, 2020 at 8:00 AM A RED FLAG WARNING for EXTREME FIRE DANGER has been issued for the Truckee Area today due to high winds and low humidity this afternoon from 2pm to 9pm. The National Weather Service issues Red Flag Warnings during times of critical fire weather like windy, hot and dry conditions, that could lead to rapid or dramatic increases in wildfire activity beyond the ability of fire agency’s to control. During these times EXTREME caution is urged by all residents and visitors, A simple spark can cause a major wildfire.
July 6, 2020 at 7:16 AM Units in the area are unable to locate the reported smoke.
July 6, 2020 at 7:01 AM Possible vegetation fire on Marysville Road near Bald Mountain Road, just north of Browns Valley. Units en route.
July 6, 2020 at 6:35 AM Weather forecast on repeat: Dry and warm this week. A ridge building over the Four Corners will warm things up into next weekend.
July 6, 2020 at 6:06 AM On July 4th, the Sierra County sheriff’s office, with the assistance of multiple law enforcement agencies, located the missing juvenile who fled from the shooting. The juvenile was found in good health and did not need medical treatment.
Shortly after locating the juvenile, law enforcement officers encountered the shooting suspect driving a side-by-side off highway vehicle. Officers attempted to stop the suspect, but he fled south on Saddleback Road towards Downieville. The suspect was stopped and arrested on Saddleback Road approximately one mile north of Highway 49.
July 5, 2020 at 9:40 PM Units at scene report small spot only, canceling some incoming resources.
July 5, 2020 at 9:28 PM Reported grass fire, about a 50 by 50 spot, on Spruce Lane – west of Collins Lake. Units en route.
July 5, 2020 at 5:40 PM Units at scene can handle, incoming helicopter, dozer and crews canceled. Air Attack 230 is at scene.
July 5, 2020 at 5:36 PM Helicopter 514 is en route to the fire on Marysville Road, Tanker 88 is overhead.
July 5, 2020 at 5:25 PM Reported vegetation fire on Marysville Road near Bald Mountain Road (just north of Browns Valley) in Yuba County. Full wildland dispatch, including aircraft, on order
July 5, 2020 at 1:42 PM
July 5, 2020 at 1:26 PM Lorrie incident is on a vacant lot, small fire only. Dozer is back in quarters.
July 5, 2020 at 12:57 PM Reported grass fire in Alta Sierra on Lorrie Drive. Full wildland dispatch on order.
July 4, 2020 at 10:10 PM Several reports of dogs running in the roadway on McCourtney and also Brunswick, please reduce your speed and use caution.
July 4, 2020 at 9:49 PM Numerous reports of fireworks in the Nevada City and Grass Valley neighborhoods.
July 4, 2020 at 8:26 PM Residential structure fire on Marysville Road near Fruitland Road in Yuba County is now reported as a vegetation fire. Units are en route.
July 4, 2020 at 5:06 PM Reports of fireworks near Lake Wildwood in the Deer Creek drainage. Previous reports also mention fireworks near Rough&Ready Hwy. Fireworks are banned in Nevada County.
July 4, 2020 at 4:47 PM The City of Grass Valley will be putting on a fireworks show tonight, around 9:30pm. “Look towards the sky over the Hwy 49 and Dorsey overpass and enjoy the fireworks from home. Due to COVID-19, the City is requesting that you stay home or close to home with household members only to watch the show. The fireworks will be visible from many locations within the City,” their flyer reads.
The event is sponsored by:
Cranmer Engineering Inc.
Hills Flat Lumber
Peters’ Drilling & Pump Service 49er Breakfast Rotary of Nevada City A&A Air Conditioning & Heating C&D Construction
Economy Pest Control
New York Life – Kyle Smith Agent
Do NOT park on Hwy 49 or one off the on or off ramps. Grass Valley Fire will have engines at the event. This 4th of July Fireworks Show is performed by licensed pyrotechnics professional. Fireworks are banned throughout Nevada County and the western Nevada County Fireworks task force will be active through the weekend.
July 4, 2020 at 1:22 PM Traffic on North Bloomfield towards the Yuba river is at a standstill. Multiple cars are blocking the road.
July 4, 2020 at 1:07 PM Cars are reportedly parked on the 49er bridge at the South Yuba, causing a traffic hazard.
July 4, 2020 at 11:43 AM
July 4, 2020 at 9:54 AM Dry weather with temperatures close to average is expected to persist. Dry weather and slightly above average highs are expected today.
July 3, 2020 at 8:17 PM There is an ongoing law enforcement operation in Sierra County. Expect delays on Hwy 49 between Camptonville and Downieville. We will not be posting details until the operation is concluded. If you can, avoid the area. Update: Sierra County Sheriff’s Office released this information: https://yubanet.com/regional/shooting-in-sierra-county/
July 3, 2020 at 7:03 PM Latest Nevada County Public Health COVID-19 numbers. Total cases: 129 cases, 6 new cases reported today. 85 on the east side (+2) and 44 on the west side (+4) of Nevada County. 45 active cases, with 14 cases total in the Grass Valley ZIP code, 77 in the Truckee ZIP code, no change in either ZIP code. Two weeks ago, June 18th, the total case count was 71, with 20 cases in west county and 51 on the east side.
Cases by age:
Age unknown: 3
July 3, 2020 at 5:17 PM Trail IC reports CHP Helicopter has the patient, will land at the Rood Center to transfer to medics.
July 3, 2020 at 4:50 PM Trail IC the crews are making their way in to the patient from two different access points. H20 remains overhead.
July 3, 2020 at 4:18 PM CHP Helicopter H20 assisting with a medical rescue on the South Yuba near Hoyt’s Crossing. This is the Trail incident.
July 3, 2020 at 1:34 PM All units are being canceled after a thorough area check. Neither a fire nor the caller have been located.
July 3, 2020 at 1:29 PM Units in the Smartsville area are unable to locate any fire, reducing all incoming units to code 2 (no lights and sirens.)
July 3, 2020 at 1:25 PM Units are in the area, attempting to locate the fire.
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July 3, 2020 at 1:17 PM Vegetation fire, spreading quickly according to caller, caused by fireworks at Parks Bar Quarry in Smartsville. Full wildland dispatch en route. The fire is reported to be on the side of the river.
July 3, 2020 at 12:01 PM Accident on eastbound I-80 near the Hwy 174 off ramp in Colfax. Eastbound traffic is being held at 174.
July 3, 2020 at 11:09 AM Cars parked near the 49er bridge on the South Yuba are causing a traffic hazard. Expect tickets and towing.
July 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM Seasonable temperatures, calm winds – perfect summer weather. Dry weather with temperatures close to average will continue today. Make sure to practice fire safety, especially this 4th of July weekend! Obey all local restrictions on fireworks.
July 2, 2020 at 6:26 PM Helicopter 514 is returning to White Cloud. Mop-up operations are starting.
July 2, 2020 at 6:13 PM Lone Air Attack is releasing both Tankers back to Grass Valley on a load and hold. They will be available to return if needs be. Tahoe Helicopter 514 is working the hotspots.
July 2, 2020 at 6:06 PM Air Attack reports the Lone Fire is about 3-5 acres, about to run into a paved road that will slow progress.
July 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM Latest numbers from the Public Health Department now lists 123 cases – an increase of 6 new cases today. 4 new cases on the west side, 2 on the east side. 39 active cases. 14 cases total in the Grass Valley ZIP code, 77 in the Truckee ZIP code.
0-17 years: 11
Unknown age: 1
July 2, 2020 at 5:53 PM First unit at scene reports 3/4 acre, slow rate of spread. Aircraft is on scene.
July 2, 2020 at 5:46 PM Vegetation fire on Lone Tree Way off Loma Rica Road, Yuba County, full wildland dispatch on order.
July 2, 2020 at 11:34 AM Tahoe National Forest firefighters will be staffing 24/7 from Friday through Sunday. All 11 engines, 10 patrols and one Type one crew will be on. The 12-person heli attack crew will be available 24/7 with or without Helicopter 514 (no nighttime flight capability). Please be safe everyone.
July 2, 2020 at 10:52 AM Reported vegetation fire on Loma Rica Road, Yuba County. Units en route to a reported 200 by 70 spot.
July 2, 2020 at 7:51 AM USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Update: The Tallac Fire is contained, which means a control line has been completed around the fire. LTBMU firefighters made good progress last night with assistance from local, state and federal agencies including CAL FIRE Amador-El Dorado Unit. Due to more accurate mapping, the size has been downgraded to 2.2 acres. We urge Highway 89 travelers to use caution in the area between Camp Richardson and Emerald Bay as firefighters continue to mop-up this morning.
July 2, 2020 at 6:21 AM Dry weather with temperatures close to average will continue today. Typical early July weather is expected this holiday weekend, with dry conditions and near normal temperatures.
July 1, 2020 at 10:36 PM Hammonton IC is canceling most incoming units, both dozer and engines.
July 1, 2020 at 10:23 PM Firefighters are making good progress. Staging the dozer on Hammonton-Smartsville. Units at scene should be able to handle.
July 1, 2020 at 10:19 PM Units at scene report multiple small spots from fireworks, largest one is a 50 by 50.
July 1, 2020 at 10:12 PM Reported campers in the area of Hammonton-Smartsville Road, apparently refusing to leave. Firefighters will be making access to the fire shortly.
July 1, 2020 at 10:02 PM All units en route to the Hammonton incident.
July 1, 2020 at 9:58 PM Reported vegetation fire, size of a football field per the caller, in the Smartsville area off Hammonton Road. Full wildland dispatch on order.
July 1, 2020 at 9:55 PM
July 1, 2020 at 9:12 PM
July 1, 2020 at 5:15 PM The latest Nevada County Public Health update is live. One new case, a total of 33 active cases, 83 recovered and 1 death. Out of the 117 cases total, 81 cases on the east side (73 in the Truckee ZIP code) and 36 on the west side (12 in the Grass Valley ZIP code.)
Hospitalization data (48-72 hour lag) from the California COVID site.
July 1, 2020 at 5:01 PM First unit has arrived at scene, reports a small spot only, extinguished by locals. Auburn City engine to continue in, all others can cancel.
July 1, 2020 at 4:58 PM Reported small vegetation fire, approx. 10 y 15 spot on Auburn Folsom Road near Deerbrooke in Auburn, full wildland dispatch en route.
July 1, 2020 at 11:38 AM Unit at scene reports a 20 by 20 spot, right outside the gate, mostly extinguished by locals. Continue one engine and PV Chief, all others can cancel.
July 1, 2020 at 11:31 AM Reported vegetation fire on Fair Oaks Drive near Lake Wildwood Drive in Penn Valley. Reported as a fire near the gate. Numerous units en route.
July 1, 2020 at 10:58 AM PG&E helicopter flying power lines in Nevada County.
July 1, 2020 at 7:42 AM Quiet, dry weather pattern continues. Typical early July weather is expected this holiday weekend, with dry conditions and near normal temperatures.
July 1, 2020 at 7:25 AM Firefighters have contained a detached garage fire on Wolf Trail off Loma Rica Road in Yuba County.
July 1, 2020 at 7:00 AM You can find last month’s log here. The backstory on the featured image: This baby Stellar’s Jay probably ventured out way too early from the nest. We watched it for a few hours, no parents showed up and we couldn’t locate a nest. When juvenile squirrels started to play/run at the lilac and try to chase “Squeaky,” we (carefully) grabbed the bird and took it to the amazing Wildlife Rehabilitation&Release Intake Center. Once fully fledged, able to fly and fend for themselves, Squeaky and another Stellar’s Jay will be released back here at YubaNet HQ.