Happening Now – April 2019

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April 30, 2019 at 7:11 PM Structure fire in Oregon House, numerous engines responding. No extension to the wildland reported.

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April 30, 2019 at 6:40 PM Reported power outage at Sierra College, some classes have been canceled.

April 30, 2019 at 2:38 PM Effective 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 1st 2019 the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit will require dooryard burning permits for residential burning within Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties.

April 30, 2019 at 2:31 PM Cana Fire off Hamilton Nord Cana Hwy & Cana Hwy, northeast of Chico (Butte County) is now 100% contained at 10 acres.

April 30, 2019 at 1:52 PM

Firefighters are battling an 11 acre fire off Hamilton Nord Cana Hwy & Cana Hwy, north of Chico (Butte County). This will be the Cana Fire.

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April 30, 2019 at 8:54 AM Yesterday, a kind reader picked up this Border Collie on Newtown Road near Bitney Springs after the pup was almost hit by cars. The dog is a male, less than 2-year old and not fixed. If you are missing your dog, contact us here at YubaNet and we’ll put you in touch with the good Samaritan.

April 30, 2019 at 6:51 AM Scattered showers possible today, drier and warmer for the remainder of the week. Scattered showers will spread south through the northern Sierra Nevada and foothills today.

April 30, 2019 at 6:44 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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. Visit www.areyoufiresafe.com for information on free green waste drop-off events every weekend in May.

April 29, 2019 at 1:16 PM Vehicle accident on Mill Street in Grass Valley, near Wells Fargo. Emergency services en route.

April 29, 2019 at 12:07 PM Report of smoke near the fire station on Hwy 49 at Wellsworth.

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April 29, 2019 at 11:36 AM Report of smoke on Hey 49 at LaBarr Meadows Road, Emergency services en route to check. Today is a permissible burn day.

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April 29, 2019 at 10:07 AM Eldorado National Forest ire crews will be burning on the Roadrunner and Power projects today. Roadrunner is located along Highway 50 near Strawberry and the Power Project is south of Lower Bear Reservoir on the Amador District.

April 29, 2019 at 8:47 AM Accident in East Main Street at the Dorsey Drive intersection, emergency services en route.

April 29, 2019 at 8:34 AM Shepard IC reports that all units are clear from the structure fire, the incident is terminated.

April 29, 2019 at 6:58 AM Air Ambulance Reach 17 has landed at Western Gateway Park, awaiting the ground ambulance.

April 29, 2019 at 6:37 AM Slight cooling to start the week, a few scattered showers possible. Warm temperatures continue today before a weak weather system brings cooler temperatures to NorCal & chance of rain to the foothills & mountains. Temperatures quickly warm back up Wednesday into the weekend. Scattered showers will be possible across the northern Sierra Nevada beginning late tonight and continuing into Tuesday evening.

April 29, 2019 at 6:31 AM Canceling all additional units still en route to the fire on Shephard Road, firefighters are making good progress. Units at Western Gateway Park are coordinating a landing zone for the air ambulance.

April 29, 2019 at 6:23 AM Air ambulance will land at Western Gateway Park for a burn vicim at the residential structure fire on Shepard Road.

April 29, 2019 at 6:21 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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. Visit www.areyoufiresafe.com for information on free green waste drop-off events every weekend in May.

April 29, 2019 at 6:19 AM Air ambulance requested to the fire on Shephard Road.

April 29, 2019 at 6:13 AM Residential structure fire on Shephard Road in Penn Valley. Numerous units en route.

April 26, 2019 at 3:22 PM Multi-car accident on Hwy 20 between McCourtney and Rex Reservoir. Emergency services are on scene.

April 26, 2019 at 2:48 PM Vegetation fire, 20 by 20 spot on the west side of Hey 49 near Lime Kiln Road. Multiple engines and emergency personnel en route. Use caution in the area.

April 26, 2019 at 1:19 PM Approximately 1/4 acre of grass on fire on Dry Creek Road near Bluegrass Drive in Auburn. 4 engines, battalion chief, prevention officer and water tender en route.

April 26, 2019 at 9:35 AM Two dogs running n the roadway on Pleasant Valley Road near Black Forest Road. Use caution in the area.

April 26, 2019 at 7:03 AM Continued warm weather into the weekend – no real change next week. Warm temperatures are going to continue for tomorrow and into the weekend but look to cool closer to seasonal norms early next week.

April 26, 2019 at 6:45 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

April 25, 2019 at 8:37 PM Firefighters checked out several large burn piles on Orchard Springs Road. No escaped fire.

April 25, 2019 at 2:15 PM Truck vs tree on McCourtney Road near Thoroughbred Loop. Emergency services on scene.

April 25, 2019 at 9:38 AM False alarm re the reported fire in Alta Sierra.

April 25, 2019 at 9:33 AM Possible structure fire on Maranatha Place in Alta Sierra, emergency services en route.

April 25, 2019 at 9:09 AM Northbound traffic on Hwy 49 is moving slowly past the accident on the right hand side.

April 25, 2019 at 9:04 AM Emergency services are on scene at the accident on Hwy 49 at Wellswood.

April 25, 2019 at 8:56 AM Multiple-car accident on Hwy 49 at Wellswood near the Golden Chain Motel. Lanes are blocked, expect delays.

April 25, 2019 at 8:10 AM Gradual cooling trend begins but still warm. Today will be the start of a gradual cooling trend but it will still remain warm with highs only a few degrees cooler than Wednesday. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible over Shasta County during the afternoon and evening, mostly sunny skies elsewhere.

April 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

April 24, 2019 at 2:18 PM NID’s Board of Directors will consider a resolution increasing raw and treated water rates after the protest vote did not reach the 50% threshold, with 4,694 No votes received. The meeting will resume at 2:30 pm.

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April 24, 2019 at 7:55 AM Warm and dry weather persists. On these warm days, make sure to help those sensitive to heat including the elderly, kids and pets.

Photo courtesy CHP Gold Run

April 24, 2019 at 7:43 AM I-80 westbound is closed at Gold Run. Early morning TV dinner bbq. I-80 w/b just west of Gold Run truck fire has freeway blocked. Expect delays!

April 24, 2019 at 7:39 AM Today is a NO BURN DAY in Nevada, Sierra, Placer and Plumas counties.

April 23, 2019 at 7:45 PM Units on Tyler Foote Crossing have extinguished the fire, all incoming units can cancel.

April 23, 2019 at 7:41 PM Units responding to a fire on Tyler Foote Road just past Old Mill Road on the San Juan Ridge.

April 23, 2019 at 6:57 PM Incident at Bridgeport, car on fire in a field. So far no extension to the vegetation. Numerous engines en route.

April 23, 2019 at 3:12 PM The Grass Valley Air Attack Base is in full Spring training mode. Air Tankers and Air Attack planes are coming up from their winter quarters in McClellan to prepare for the imminent fire season.

April 23, 2019 at 11:49 AM Two-car collision on Spenceville Rd / Elnora Dr. Units en route.

April 23, 2019 at 9:01 AM Today, Tuesday April 23, is a No Burn Day in Yuba and Sutter County.

April 23, 2019 at 8:28 AM Power outage due to planned maintenance for 81 homes on New Rome, Lake Vera and Hudson. Estimated time of restoration is 2:00 pm.

April 23, 2019 at 6:45 AM Very warm temperatures today and Wednesday. Temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees above normal.

April 23, 2019 at 6:39 AM Today is a NO BURN DAY in Nevada, Sierra, Placer and Plumas counties.

April 22, 2019 at 10:17 PM Vehicle into a ditch, partially sticking out into the roadway on Perimeter Road near McCourtney. Units en route.

April 22, 2019 at 4:12 PM Illegal control burn on South Auburn Street in Colfax. One engine is at scene.

April 22, 2019 at 3:56 PM One water tender has arrived on scene at Burma Road, one more engine to continue in.

April 22, 2019 at 3:50 PM Escaped debris burn (on a non burn day) on Burma Road in the Ophir Hill District. Units are on scene, forward progress is stopped at approximately 1/4 acre.

April 22, 2019 at 2:39 PM Vegetation fire in the Higgins area has been contained.

April 22, 2019 at 2:15 PM Firefighters en route to check for a burn pile on Brewer Road. Today is a No Burn Day.

April 22, 2019 at 1:31 PM Firefighters on scene at a small vegetation fire in the Higgins area on Gauthier Drive. Reportedly caused by mowing.

April 22, 2019 at 7:13 AM Warm and breezy today, temperatures will continue to rise through the week. Increasing temperatures and dry weather are forecast interior NorCal this week as high pressure builds over the region.  Expect a few northerly gusts to 25 mph.

April 22, 2019 at 7:08 AM Today is a NO BURN DAY in Nevada, Sierra, Placer and Plumas counties.

April 21, 2019 at 8:34 PM Vegetation fire, approximately the size of a house, next to the power station on Bell Road near Locksley Lane. Units en route.

Photo courtesy NCCFD

April 21, 2019 at 7:24 PM Eagle IC will release the dozer in the next 15-20 minutes. Final acreage is 1.2 acres. Mop-up is ongoing.

April 21, 2019 at 6:16 PM Some resources are being released fro the Eagle incident. Dozer has arrived at the fire.

April 21, 2019 at 5:52 PM Eagle IC is requesting one water tender to the incident, the residence’s water supply has been exhausted (well appears to have run out of water) Peardale-Chicago Park water tender is being dispatched.

April 21, 2019 at 5:32 PM Eagle IC reports the sizeup about 1 acre now.  The presence of heavy snags and branches requires the dozer to respond. At this time, the fire is contained. Mop-up operations are beginning in heavy fuels. All resources will be committed for two three hours.

April 21, 2019 at 5:11 PM All units are on scene, making progress on the fire. Crews are laying hose along the handline they constructed. Containment is expected within the next 20 minutes.

April 21, 2019 at 5:01 PM The Eagle Fire is estimated at 2 acres, Washington Ridge is in route. On scene are 3 NCCFD, one Nevada City and 2 CAL FIRE engines assisted by one Washington Ridge crew and a dozer.

April 21, 2019 at 4:57 PM Firefighters are working on containment, making good progress with hoselay and perimeter control.

April 21, 2019 at 4:55 PM Additional units are en route to the vegetation fire on EaglePine Place.

April 21, 2019 at 4:52 PM Smoke from the escaped burn pile is widely visible in the Purdon Road and Nevada City area.

April 21, 2019 at 4:39 PM Escaped debris burn on EaglePine Place off New Rome Road. Units are en route.

April 20, 2019 at 10:21 AM Isolated thunderstorms possible today into the evening across portions of interior NorCal. Dry and warm weather then returns next week with Valley temperatures becoming warmer each day peaking in the upper 80s to mid 90’s Tuesday through Thursday. Mountain snow melt into creeks, rivers, and lakes will keep waters running fast and cold.

April 19, 2019 at 6:57 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

April 19, 2019 at 6:23 AM Slight chance of showers today and Saturday, fair skies and above normal temperatures on Sunday. A mixed weather weekend coming up. A weather system will “Pass over” the state bringing showers and isolated thunderstorms Saturday. High pressure builds in for fair skies and warming Easter Sunday.

April 18, 2019 at 4:47 PM Vehicle off the roadway on Northbound Hwy 49 at Independence trail head. The accident is near a blind corner, emergency services en route.

April 18, 2019 at 1:37 PM Vehicle accident near Hoyt Crossing Road and Milhous Drive. North San Juan units and ambulance en route.

April 18, 2019 at 1:32 PM Vehicle accident on northbound Hwy 20, within the tree removal lane closure. Emergency services are on scene.

April 18, 2019 at 7:06 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

April 18, 2019 at 7:04 AM High pressure over the west coast will bring the warmest temperatures of the year so far today. Daytime highs are expected to reach from 10-15 degrees above normal. Cooler temperatures are expected Friday and Saturday.

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Photo: YubaNet

April 17, 2019 at 11:42 AM Broad Street is open again, firefighters and PG&E crews remain on scene.

April 17, 2019 at 11:10 AM Broad Street in Nevada City is currently closed due to a possible gas leak. Please avoid the area, emergency services are on scene.

April 17, 2019 at 7:36 AM Strong warming trend expected. Temperatures will be rising this week with the first widespread 80°+ degree days of the year for the Valley expected Thursday & Friday. Temperatures today will be 7-15° warmer than today across interior NorCal.

April 16, 2019 at 10:19 AM Washington Ridge crews are burning piles along Bitney Springs Road, across from the Nevada City School for the Arts. No need to report the smoke, firefighters will remain on scene until the pile burning is complete.

April 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM Caltrans: ALL CLEAR. Westbound 80 traffic has been released.

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April 16, 2019 at 8:20 AM Thanks to Lilianne Callahan (and her grandma Karen) for sharing this photo. Lilianne said mama goose was very protective and honked at her. What a place for a nest, along the Yuba River!

April 16, 2019 at 7:50 AM Warming trend begins. Quiet weather is expected the rest of the week with a warming trend.

April 15, 2019 at 11:06 AM Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral is burning.

April 15, 2019 at 6:46 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

April 15, 2019 at 6:41 AM Rain and snow back for an encore before a major warming trend takes center stage. Mountain snow returns to NorCal today. Expect possible travel delays this afternoon into early Tuesday. Be prepared if you have mountain travel plans!

April 14, 2019 at 3:52 PM Report of smoke and flames seen on Tyler Foote Road near Hwy 49. Units en route to check, today is a permissible burn day.

April 14, 2019 at 2:03 PM Motorcycle vs car accident on the 15000 block of Greenhorn Road.

April 14, 2019 at 1:24 PM Escaped debris pile, units en route. Reported as a small fire by the property owner on Mossy Oak Lane near Blue Tent Road.

April 13, 2019 at 11:35 AM False alarm, all units were canceled, no railroad tie fire.

April 13, 2019 at 11:25 AM Railroad tie fire near Magra Road. Units en route.

April 13, 2019 at 9:38 AM Splendid weekend, a few showers Monday-Tuesday. A weak system will bring some light precipitation over mountain and foothill areas Sunday. A stronger system will bring widespread precipitation Monday into Tuesday with several inches of snow possible at pass levels; heaviest Monday evening. Confidence is increasing with this storm system and mountain travel delays appear more likely.

April 13, 2019 at 9:30 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

April 12, 2019 at 10:56 PM 457 customers without power in Cascade Shores now, restoration time is estimated to be 12:30 am.

April 12, 2019 at 10:01 PM The outage in the Cascade Shores area has been reduced to 500 homes. Crews are on site, working to restore the remaining customers’ power by 10:45 pm.

April 12, 2019 at 8:18 PM PG&E estimates the restoration time at 10:45 PM for the 874 customers in Cascade Shores.

April 12, 2019 at 6:31 PM Power outage affecting 874 customers along Red Dog Road, Banner Lava Cap and Cascade Shores. PG&E assessment crew is en route to the outage.

.April 12, 2019 at 4:19 PM Camptonille and North San Juan units are being released from the escaped debris burn on Marysville Road.

April 12, 2019 at 3:51 PM Emergency services on scene of a two-car collision on southbound Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive.

April 12, 2019 at 3:50 PM Vegetation fire on Marysville Road near Bullards Bar’s Dark Day boat ramp, units on scene have contained the escaped burnpile. Estimated at 1/3 of an acre.

April 12, 2019 at 3:40 PM Reported fire on Peoria Road and Township Road. Units are at scene. About 1/2 acre, firefighters have almost completed the line around it.

April 12, 2019 at 3:16 PM Accident on Banner Lava Cap Road at Gayle Lane, one car is disabled in the middle of the roadway.

April 12, 2019 at 11:28 AM Press conference at CalOES headquarters, watch it live here. Report coming out now of the Governor’s office on catastrophic wildfires, climate change and PG&E. Read the report!

April 12, 2019 at 7:05 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

April 12, 2019 at 7:03 AM Dry and mild until Sunday night, work week starts with rain and snow. The current forecast projects that elevations above 6000 feet could see up to 2 to 7 inches of snow Monday into Tuesday. This could potentially cause delays to travel over Sierra passes.

April 11, 2019 at 5:16 PM CodeRed alert for the Alta Sierra area

This is the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. We are looking for a burglary suspect in your area. He was last seen near the end of Rising Sun Road. He is a white male adult wearing a black hoody and hiking boots with a dark blue baseball cap. There is a police K-9 deployed in the area as well. If you see anyone matching this description, please dial 9-1-1.

 

April 11, 2019 at 10:46 AM Accident on the Town of Washington on Relief Hill Road. Emergency services en route.

April 11, 2019 at 9:42 AM A large pig is wandering in the roadway between Coyote Street and Lake Vera on North Bloomfield. Use caution in the area and check your pig pens.

April 11, 2019 at 7:38 AM Trending sunny and warmer Friday into Saturday. Mountain rain and snow showers today, light accumulations above 6000 feet. Breezy in the Valley Thursday and Friday.

April 11, 2019 at 7:29 AM Per Placer County Sheriff: Serene Lakes is now accessible. The barricades have been removed from Soda Springs Road and the Soda Springs Bridge. There is no longer any water on the bridge.

April 10, 2019 at 11:17 AM ATTENTION SERENE LAKES RESIDENTS:

There is an ice dam blockage at Soda Springs Road, at the Soda Springs Bridge. The road is flooded and not passable at this time. Please stay out of the area. We are estimating it may last up to two to three days. Fire resources and advanced life support paramedics have been positioned on the Serene Lakes side. If you have a non-life threatening emergency or need help with medical supplies, please dial 530-886-5310. If line is not answered, please leave your name, phone number, and describe your need. County staff will follow up with you as soon as possible. Please dial 911 for a true emergency.

County roads is working diligently to mitigate the flooding. Law enforcement and fire personnel are working on contingency plans.

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April 10, 2019 at 7:43 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

April 10, 2019 at 7:33 AM  Breezy, dry and sunny – as a Spring day should be. Breezy northerly winds will continue across the region today.

April 9, 2019 at 1:46 PM Propane truck still leaking on Hwy 49 in Sierra County at Ridge Road. The truck went over the guardrail and rolled down the embankment. Numerous emergency services are on scene.

April 9, 2019 at 6:54 AM Breezy today, warm and dry Wednesday ahead. Breezy northerly winds of 25 to 35 mph can be expected across the Central Valley today, especially in the afternoon.

April 9, 2019 at 6:42 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

April 8, 2019 at 1:58 PM Slide on Highway 50 near Echo Summit is blocking the westbound lane. Caltrans on scene.

April 8, 2019 at 11:53 AM Expect traffic delays on Highway 20 in the Loma Rica area east on Marysville. There is 24/7 one-way traffic control through Wednesday, April 17 due culvert construction work.

April 8, 2019 at 11:29 AM Debris in the roadway on northbound Hwy 49 just south of Alta Sierra Drive. Use caution in the area.

April 8, 2019 at 8:15 AM Emergency services on scene of an alleged stabbing in the Penn Valley area on Shepard Road.

April 8, 2019 at 7:44 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

April 8, 2019 at 7:29 AM Unsettled weather with minimal precipitation to start the week. Unsettled pattern returns early this week as a weather system moves across the area Monday into Tuesday.

April 7, 2019 at 7:04 AM Unsettled weather through the week with only scattered showers through Tuesday. Mostly dry conditions & warmer temperatures expected Sunday. Light mountain showers north of I-80. Early morning water vapor satellite imagery showed the pair of storms expected to impact NorCal next week. The first one will arrive Monday afternoon before exiting the following day. Then a colder Gulf of Alaska system likely moves through on Thursday/Friday spreading scattered showers to the region.

April 7, 2019 at 6:49 AM CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is hosting a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) drill in Lake of the Pines (LOP) today from 9am to 1pm. The purpose of the drill is to train firefighters on structure defense tactics including home preparation, hose deployment, structure size up, defense tactics and crew life safety measures. Nevada County Consolidated Fire District, Higgins Fire Protection District and other fire agencies will also train during the drill. Residents are encouraged to participate by coming out to watch the drill or by evacuating when you receive your CodeRed alert.

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April 5, 2019 at 7:55 PM Solo vehicle accident on eastbound Hwy 174 just past the Bear River Bridge. Reported as a car into a ditch. Emergency services en route.

April 5, 2019 at 3:49 PM Units at scene on Rim Rock Lane can handle, canceling all other incoming units.

April 5, 2019 at 3:40 PM First unit has arrived at Rim Rock Lane, reports no fire in the house, checking for extension to the wildland.

April 5, 2019 at 3:33 PM Possible structure fire (garage) on Rim Rock Lane off Hwy 20 in Nevada City. Engines en route.

April 5, 2019 at 10:04 AM Three dogs running in the roadway on Combie Road near Hwy 49.

April 5, 2019 at 9:56 AM Car fire on eastbound I-80 near Nyack. Emergency services en route.

April 5, 2019 at 9:51 AM A cow in the roadway on Mooney Flat Road near Englebright Dam Road. Use caution in the area.

April 5, 2019 at 6:46 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

April 5, 2019 at 6:35 AM Breezy winds and thunderstorms possible today, combined with rain. A Pacific cold front will pass through northern California today bringing breezy south winds to the north state. Maximum wind speeds will be this afternoon and evening.

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April 4, 2019 at 8:32 AM Accident on southbound Hwy 49 approximately 2 miles from Tyler Foote Road. Emergency services are en route.

April 4, 2019 at 7:30 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

April 4, 2019 at 7:25 AM Series of storms bringing rain and mountain snow starting tonight through Saturday. A series of storms are lined up over the Pacific ready to move into northern California over the next few days. The heaviest rain and mountain snow is expected on Friday afternoon as the strongest of these systems passes through. Sierra travel hazards are likely especially tonight through early Saturday.

April 3, 2019 at 8:46 PM Trash and debris in the lanes on Hwy 20 between Rough&Ready and Penn Valley. Drivers are swerving to avoid the debris.

April 3, 2019 at 6:00 PM The NID Community meeting is about to start in the BOS Chambers at the Rood Center.

April 3, 2019 at 7:36 AM More rain and mountain snow Thursday and Friday. A Pacific storm system is forecast to move into Northern California by Thursday afternoon bringing rain and mountain snow through Saturday. The heaviest precipitation and strongest winds are expected to occur Friday afternoon and evening. Mountain travel will likely become hazardous and some local flooding may be possible at the lower elevations.

April 2, 2019 at 4:57 PM Vehicle vs tree on Hwy 174 near Partridge Road. Emergency services en route.

April 2, 2019 at 3:46 PM Vehicle broke down on northbound Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive. The lane is partially blocked, reduce speed and use caution.

April 2, 2019 at 10:13 AM Power has been restored in Lake Wildwood and surrounding areas.

April 2, 2019 at 9:45 AM 2,556 customers without power in the Lake Wildwood area. PG&E assessment crew is en route to the outage.

April 2, 2019 at 8:50 AM

April 2, 2019 at 8:10 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

April 2, 2019 at 7:19 AM Vehicle with a blown out tire is blocking the roadway on McCourtney Road at Adair Ave. Use caution in the area.

April 2, 2019 at 7:07 AM Rain continues, chance of thunderstorms today. There is a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon across NorCal. Heavy downpours, small accumulating hail, & gusty winds are possible with these storms.

April 2, 2019 at 6:59 AM 46 homes remain without power on Park Ave Extension in Nevada City, PG&E crews are on scene, Estimated time of restoration is 8:30 am.

April 1, 2019 at 2:46 PM Accident on the 21000 block of Dog Bar Road. Quad driver hit a rock wall. Emergency services on scene.

April 1, 2019 at 11:37 AM NWS Sacramento: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect late tonight – tomorrow evening for locations above 7000 feet. Chain controls & travel delays are possible due to periods of heavy show.

April 1, 2019 at 7:24 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

April 1, 2019 at 7:20 AM Unsettled weather returns with a stronger system towards the end of the week. Active weather is expected this week with multiple rain and snow chances. The first system will move in on Monday and continue into Tuesday. The next system is expected for the later part of the week.

April 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM You can find last month’s log here. This month’s featured photo is Rock Creek, close to the confluence with the South Yuba.