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April 30, 2020 at 2:34 PM In case you missed the live stream, here is the archive of a great, honest conversation on how local artists are impacted by COVID-19 closures and how they channel (or not) their creativity in new ways.

April 30, 2020 at 11:37 AM Nevada County will increase COVID-19 testing with new community testing sites. Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent announcement to add more than 80 community testing sites across the state, Nevada County will soon launch a test site in Grass Valley. Another site in neighboring Placer County in the North Tahoe area will also be able to serve nearby Nevada County residents in the Truckee/Tahoe area. Nevada and Placer Counties collaborated on the testing site locations in an effort to ensure that the sites are strategically placed and that people who have had difficulty accessing testing are able to gain that access with the least amount of required travel.

April 30, 2020 at 7:07 AM Dry and pleasant weather continues through the weekend. Expect dry & pleasant weather today and Friday, with mostly sunny skies and temperatures a few degrees above normal. Rain showers are possible north of I-80 late Saturday through Sunday, mainly in the mountains. Rainfall totals through 5 pm Sunday are expected to be light.

April 30, 2020 at 6:45 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 30, 2020 at 6:42 AM Vehicle accident on southbound Hwy 49 at Newtown Road. Lane is blocked, emergency services on scene.

April 29, 2020 at 12:55 PM

April 29, 2020 at 12:37 PM Escaped debris burn on Railroad Ave in Grass Valley, units arriving at scene

April 29, 2020 at 11:48 AM One additional water tender dispatched to the Ranger incident, IC has sufficient engines at scene.

April 29, 2020 at 11:41 AM Units at scene estimate they’ll be able to knock the fire down, light smoke is showing. Single-wide mobile home, no threat to the vegetation.

April 29, 2020 at 11:39 AM First unit has arrived on Ranger Trail off Rice’s Crossing in Oregon House, reporting smoke is showing from the mobile home.

April 29, 2020 at 11:33 AM Reported residential structure fire on Rice’s Crossing, units en route.

April 29, 2020 at 10:45 AM Town Hall Thursday: Arts & Creativity during COVID-19. Join us on Thursday, April 30, 2020 for a new Nevada County Town Hall Thursday from noon to 1:00 pm. Arts and entertainment, also known as the creative sector of the economy, have been greatly impacted during the stay-at-home order.

April 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM

DATA SOURCE for Nevada County is coming from the Public Health Department at Nevada County. ‘Travel’ is defined as a case where exposure was determined to be outside of the United States prior to their return to Nevada County.

April 29, 2020 at 8:23 AM Cooling trend through the weekend. After record heat, cooler weather is on the way! Dry weather is expected except for some showers over the weekend, north of I-80.

April 29, 2020 at 7:48 AM

April 29, 2020 at 7:33 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 28, 2020 at 7:58 PM Flat IC reports the threat to the wildland is minimal, they will be containing this rapidly. Focus now is on the structure.

April 28, 2020 at 7:55 PM First unit at scene reports a fully involved structure and 1/4 acre of vegetation. Better location is Leyval Way, across from New York Flat.

April 28, 2020 at 7:52 PM Structure fire into the vegetation on New York Flat Road near Idlewood Circle south of Forbestown, numerous units en route.

April 28, 2020 at 12:02 PM Good news: New Grant Funding Expands Free Green Waste Disposal Countywide

April 28, 2020 at 9:45 AM Nevada County will have a COVID-19 testing site in the coming weeks. Public Health and OES are working with the state to set up the location. Details will be forthcoming.

April 28, 2020 at 6:45 AM Today, Tuesday April 28, 2020, is a No Burn Day in Nevada, Placer, Sierra and Yuba counties.

April 28, 2020 at 6:42 AM Unusually hot temperatures for April expected today, cooling trend later this week. The hottest day of the week is expected today, with near record high temperatures. A cooling trend begins, with high temperatures cooling to around normal levels for the weekend, with some showers, mainly over the northern mountains.

April 27, 2020 at 10:47 PM Canyon IC reports a few spots only, mostly contained by locals. Units at scene can handle, canceling incoming resources.

April 27, 2020 at 10:42 PM Fire units are at scene.

April 27, 2020 at 10:40 PM NCSO units are at scene on Canyon Creek Lane, advising of best access.

April 27, 2020 at 10:34 PM Escaped debris pile on Canyon Creek Lane in the Penn Valley area. Caller reports the fire is about the size of a house, locals are working on it. Units are en route.

April 27, 2020 at 10:21 PM Tomorrow, Tuesday April 28, 2020, is a No Burn Day in Nevada, Placer, Sierra and Yuba counties.

April 27, 2020 at 9:53 PM

Nevada County Public Health updates new confirmed COVID-19 cases daily. As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

April 27, 2020 at 8:00 PM Goats have found their home!

April 27, 2020 at 6:15 PM Reader Laurel has two errant goats waiting for their humans. She found them across from NSJ Fire Station 3 on Tyler Foote Road. If the goats are yours, please contact 541-660-8063

April 27, 2020 at 2:40 PM Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Ken Cutler has modified Nevada County’s local Stay-at-Home Order to further clarify and allow outdoor recreational activities that can be enjoyed safely and with precautions in place.

  1. Outdoor recreation activity at parks, beaches and other open spaces must conform with any restrictions on access and use established by the Health Officer, government, or other entity that manages such access to reduce crowding and risk of transmission of COVI D-19.
  2. Use of recreational areas with high-touch equipment or that encourage gathering, is prohibited outside of residences. These include, but are not limited to , playgrounds, outdoor gym equipment, picnic areas, and barbeque areas. All such areas shall be closed to the public by signage and/or physical barriers. Dog parks may remain open if seating areas are closed, hand sanitizer is provided at the entrance/exit (or users bring their own hand sanitizer), and users bring their own water and waste bags .
  3. Use of shared facilities for recreational activities outside of residences is prohibited. These include, but are not limited to, climbing walls, pools, and spas . Golf courses and outdoor shooting and archery ranges may remain open if they follow guidance provided by the Health Officer available at www.mynevadacounty .com/coronavirus . Disc golf courses may remain open if no contact is made with baskets. Tennis, picklebalt, basketball, and volleyball courts may remain open for use by members of the same household only .
  4. Sports or activities that involve the use of shared equipment, such as balls, may only be engaged in by members of the same household.

April 27, 2020 at 1:57 PM All three fires on Marysville Road are contained, firefighters are mopping up.

April 27, 2020 at 1:47 PM Units at scene on Marysville Road report several small fires, with structure in the area. Additional resources requested.

April 27, 2020 at 1:34 PM Possible vegetation fire, multiple spots on Marysville Road near Peoria Road, units en route.

April 27, 2020 at 8:46 AM Effective 8:00 a.m. Friday, May 1st, 2020 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 27, 2020 at 7:04 AM Unusually warm temperatures continue through midweek. Temperatures peak on Tuesday, with near-record highs in some locations. A cooling trend is expected for the rest of the week, though temperatures will remain above normal levels.

April 27, 2020 at 6:33 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 26, 2020 at 9:25 PM

Counts will be updated as soon as we have new information. 

April 26, 2020 at 9:07 PM First unit at scene on Derbec reports they have made contact with the homeowner who feels the fire is under control. North San Juan units will continue in, making sure the burn pile is fully contained.

April 26, 2020 at 9:01 PM First unit has arrived at the fire reported off Derbec Road.

April 26, 2020 at 8:38 PM Escaped debris burn in the area of Derbec Road and North Bloomfield/Graniteville, units en route.

April 26, 2020 at 5:55 PM First unit at scene in Lake Wildwood reports nothing showing, they are investigating inside. Canceling all incoming resources.

April 26, 2020 at 5:44 PM Reported smell of electrical fire on Long Branch Court off Sun Forest Drive in Lake Wildwood. Units en route.

April 26, 2020 at 4:17 PM Snow IC reports the fire contained, units are mopping up. The fire remained on the owner’s property. All units will be available within 30 minutes or less.

April 26, 2020 at 4:05 PM Solo vehicle accident on Bnaner Lava Cap Road near Success Cross Road, units en route.

April 26, 2020 at 4:03 PM Firefighters have located the incident on Arrowhead Mine, reporting a small escaped debris pile.

April 26, 2020 at 4:01 PM Firefighters are in the area, attempting to locate the smoke.

April 26, 2020 at 3:51 PM Escaped debris burn on Arrowhead Mine Road near You Bet Road, units en route. Caller reported the fire escaped a fire pit, approximately the size of a car now.

April 26, 2020 at 2:51 PM Snow incident is controlled, wet line around the fire. Three hours of mop-up operations in heavy brush and manzanita.

April 26, 2020 at 2:47 PM Hoselay around the Snow incident is almost completed.

April 26, 2020 at 2:23 PM Firefighters at the Snow incident are making progress. The fire is holding at less than one acre, canceling one of the water tenders.

April 26, 2020 at 2:20 PM First unit at scene in Dobbins reports a 10 by 10 spot, extinguished by the homeowner. Units at scene can handle, all incoming units are being canceled.

April 26, 2020 at 2:16 PM Additional units have arrived on Snow Tent, starting suppression efforts. The fire is burning towards a road, low potential for exponential growth.

April 26, 2020 at 2:15 PM Motorcycle accident on North Bloomfield near Rock Creek Road, emergency services en route.

April 26, 2020 at 2:09 PM First unit at scene on Snow Tent Road reports approximately 1 acre moving uphill, all resources to continue in.

April 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM Reported vegetation fire, escaped debris burn, in the Dobbins area on Pinecrest Drove, units en route.

April 26, 2020 at 1:56 PM One hand crew also requested to the incident on Snow Tent Road.

April 26, 2020 at 1:51 PM Reported vegetation fire on Snow Tent Road near Back Bone Road (Malakoff Diggins), units en route. Possibly 1-2 acres.

April 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM

April 26, 2020 at 8:55 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 25, 2020 at 10:15 AM Above normal temps through the middle of next week. Unusually warm temperatures continue for interior NorCal with temperatures 10-20 degrees above normal through the middle of next week. Near record breaking temperatures are possible Tuesday, with Valley highs approaching the low to mid 90s. Morning low temperatures will be in the low 60s in the Valley and foothills Tuesday and Wednesday. Sensitive groups may be impacted by these temperatures, especially outdoor workers. A gradual cooling trend is expected late next week, with dry conditions continuing.

April 24, 2020 at 3:48 PM Reported vegetation fire on Placer Hills Road, escaped debris burn. Units on scene.

April 24, 2020 at 2:29 PM Firefighters have a hoselay around the fire, forward progress has been stopped. Resources on scene, Ophir Hill and the handcrew should be sufficient to assist in mopping up. All resources will be committed for approximately two hours.

April 24, 2020 at 2:27 PM Firefighters are working on completing a hoselay around the fire. There are no structures threatened at this time.

April 24, 2020 at 2:22 PM Bennett IC requesting one hand crew if available, the fire is burning in heavy fuels.

April 24, 2020 at 2:18 PM First unit at scene reports 1/4 acre fire, burning at a slow rate of spread in pine understory.

April 24, 2020 at 2:15 PM Avoid East Bennett, firefighters are making access now. GVPD is at scene, providing traffic control.

April 24, 2020 at 2:07 PM Reported vegetation fire in a transient camp on East Bennett Road. near Lava Rock Ave, black smoke seen. Units on scene, additional resources en route.

April 24, 2020 at 1:12 PM Power outage affecting 61 customers off Indian Springs Road. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage. Estimated time of restoration is 4:00 pm.

April 24, 2020 at 11:50 AM NCSO Update: Even though it might be tempting, breaking into a building that isn’t yours typically won’t end well. Earlier this week, Bear River High School reported a burglary to their football field snack-shack. Luckily only a few items were taken and there wasn’t permanent damage, but this was still an unfortunate event.

Once we received a call from school officials, our deputy was able to review surveillance footage of the incident. Through that footage, deputies and school staff were able to identify the two suspects involved. Both suspects happened to be home when we paid them a visit shortly after.

The juvenile suspect was issued a citation to appear in court and the 18 year old suspect will be referred to the district attorney’s office for prosecution.

Thank you to the school staff for reporting the incident so quickly. From the time we received the call, a deputy was on scene performing an investigation within 5 minutes. Just 20 minutes later, the suspects were contacted at their residence.

April 24, 2020 at 9:59 AM Grass Valley: With the health and safety of all our residents in mind, the City of Grass Valley will begin the process of re-opening portions of City Parks. Condon Park will reopen Friday April 24th. To maintain compliance with the current Stay at Home Order issued by the County Public Health Department, only the trails of Condon Park will be open, so people have a safe and scenic place to walk and jog. All other park facilities including playgrounds and BBQ areas will remain closed.

April 24, 2020 at 9:02 AM Vehicle down the embankment on Cruzon Grade near Back Bone Road. Units en route.

April 24, 2020 at 7:19 AM Warm up continues, well above average temperatures expected by early next week. Some breezy northerly winds again today, not as strong as on Thursday. Expect gusts 15-20 mph this afternoon.

April 23, 2020 at 6:21 PM Smoke check for a reported debris burn on a No Burn day on Cruzon Grade. Units en route.

April 23, 2020 at 4:54 PM McCourtney Road Transfer Station will limit customer access to 200 vehicles per day to manage the volume of transactions during the shelter-in-place order. Full details here: https://yubanet.com/regional/mccourtney-road-transfer-station-limits-access/

April 23, 2020 at 2:30 PM Smoke check for a debris burn on a No Burn day on Bitney Springs Road, units en route.

April 23, 2020 at 1:27 PM Truckee Police Update: Missing Juvenile Has Been Found.

April 23, 2020 at 12:50 PM Truckee Police: Heavy police activity in Glenshire. Missing 12 year old female, Coralynn Buehner. Blonde hair, blue eyes, 4’11’’, 90 lbs., wearing red shorts, black sweatshirt, and a grey shirt. Last seen on Royal Way and Donnington. Please call 911 if seen.

April 23, 2020 at 8:10 AM Vehicle vs tree on Fawn Hill Drive off You Bet Road, units en route.

April 23, 2020 at 7:26 AM Very dry and very warm days ahead. We will see a warm up, especially early next week. Valley temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid 90s by Tuesday and Wednesday.

April 23, 2020 at 6:38 AM Today is a No Burn day in Nevada, Placer, Sierra and Yuba counties. Anticipated gusty north winds are prompting the advisory. Please check any recent burn piles, avoid rekindling. From January 1 to April 12, 2020 CAL FIRE NEU and local resources have responded to 53 fires for 158 acres. During the same period in 2019, there were 10 fires for 2 acres. Let’s not add to those numbers today.

April 23, 2020 at 6:38 AM Vehicle into a tree on Combie Road at Magnolia, units on scene.

April 23, 2020 at 6:37 AM Non-injury accident at the Lake Wildwood entrance off Hwy 20/Penn Valley Drive.

April 22, 2020 at 9:46 PM

She has been found!

April 22, 2020 at 6:46 PM Heads up, tomorrow April 23, 2020 will be a NO BURN day in Nevada, Placer and Yuba counties due to anticipated north winds. Make sure any burn pile is out cold tonight.

April 22, 2020 at 4:19 PM Bear IC is requesting one handcrew

April 22, 2020 at 3:57 PM Escaped debris pile on Bear Run Road off Hudson Way, numerous engines en route.

April 22, 2020 at 3:45 PM Vehicle accident, extrication required, on northbound Hwy 49 at Brewer Road. Vehicle has overturned. Emergency services on scene.

April 22, 2020 at 1:52 PM Firefighters have located two large slash piles with nobody in attendance, making access now and requesting one more engine to respond.

April 22, 2020 at 1:25 PM At this time, firefighters have checked the length of Bitney Springs Road and were unable to locate any debris burn. They’ll recheck the area one more time.

April 22, 2020 at 1:04 PM Smoke check on a debris burn near Bitney Springs Road and Pleasant Valley Road, units en route.

April 22, 2020 at 8:44 AM

April 22, 2020 at 7:30 AM Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day – Have Fun and Explore! An amazing photo collection courtesy of Nevada County Camera Club members and a plethora of tips by retired Forest Service employees to give you plenty of ideas to celebrate Earth Day.

April 22, 2020 at 7:04 AM Warming temperatures throughout the rest of the week. Warm temperatures will continue across interior NorCal today. Breezy north winds will be possible across the region on Thursday.

April 22, 2020 at 6:11 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 21, 2020 at 3:27 PM Escaped debris burn on Ridge View Drive off Foresthill Road. Units en route.

April 21, 2020 at 12:35 PM The reported smoke behind Hills FLat are Ophir Hill Fire crew burning piles, not a debris pile or a transient camp.

April 21, 2020 at 11:36 AM Reports of a smoke plume behind Hills Flat, CAL FIRE dispatching now.

April 21, 2020 at 9:36 AM

April 21, 2020 at 7:36 AM Warmer temperatures return to interior NorCal today. Warming trend begins today with breezy northerly wind expected Thursday and Friday.

April 20, 2020 at 7:32 PM Peardale-Chicago Park resources en route to check a debris burn at the end of Deer Hollow Way, off Mount Olive Road.

April 20, 2020 at 6:18 PM Two new cases reported in eastern Nevada County (East of Donner Summit) bring the total cases to 38.

April 20, 2020 at 3:53 PM 15 of Nevada County’s 36 cases are in the 18 to 49 age range, according to new data released by Nevada County. 14 cases are in the 50-64 age bracket and 7 in the 65+ age category. 17 male and 19 female patients constitute the current 36 cases with only 6 of the total cases having been traced back to travel-related transmissions. See the dashboard here: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458

Counts will be updated as soon as we have new information. 

April 20, 2020 at 6:40 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 19, 2020 at 6:16 PM First unit has arrived at scene on Hwy 20, they will investigate.

April 19, 2020 at 6:06 PM Smoke check in the area of Hwy 20 and Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley Fire en route. This is the second report of a possible fire under the Squirrel Creek bridge. First area check was negative.

April 19, 2020 at 4:52 PM Smoke check at the Hwy 20 Squirrel Creek bridge near Western Gateway, smoke seen, possible transient camp.

April 19, 2020 at 3:48 PM Logan IC reports they can handle with the resources at scene, the fire did not leave the homeowner’s property.

April 19, 2020 at 3:47 PM Reported tree on fire at Camp Far West, near the south gate. units en route.

April 19, 2020 at 3:46 PM Firefighters are starting a hoselay around the escaped debris debris burn.

April 19, 2020 at 3:43 PM Units are at scene on Logans Run, assessing the fire and making access to the neighboring property.

April 19, 2020 at 3:35 PM Escaped burn pile, reported by the homeowner, on Logans Run Court behind Morgan Ranch. Numerous resources en route.

April 18, 2020 at 1:13 PM

April 18, 2020 at 12:55 PM

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April 17, 2020 at 8:30 PM

Counts will be updated as soon as we have new information. 

April 17, 2020 at 5:23 PM Law enforcement and emergency services en route to Hwy 174 near Partridge Way for a reported gunshot victim

April 17, 2020 at 12:51 PM Firefighters checking the April 14 Melanese incident report one spot outside the containment lines. Approximately 1/4 acre, units at scene request one water tender and two additional engines. The Melanese incident is located on Melanese Lane across of Louise Way between Challenge and Forbestown in Yuba County

April 17, 2020 at 9:11 AM A disabled vehicle is blocking the roadway on East Main Street near Bennett.

April 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM CAL FIRE planes will be training over Nevada and Placer counties again today. This is just training, no active fires in the area at this time.

April 17, 2020 at 8:00 AM Long line of cars waiting to enter the transfer station at McCourtney is creating a traffic hazard according to a caller to CHP.

April 17, 2020 at 6:43 AM Chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Unsettled weather continues through the weekend.

April 17, 2020 at 6:19 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 16, 2020 at 3:03 PM

April 16, 2020 at 2:52 PM Firefighters on scene at Starduster have contained the fire, canceling units still en route.

April 16, 2020 at 2:49 PM Escaped debris burn on Starduster Drive in Penn Valley, units en route. Reported as 1/10th of an acre burning in grass and oak woodland.

April 16, 2020 at 1:26 PM Forward progress has been stopped, firefighters will be mopping up.

April 16, 2020 at 1:23 PM Engine 5 is at scene, reporting one third of an acre, burning at a slow rate of spread.

April 16, 2020 at 1:17 PM Reported brush pile on fire on Gold Star Lane off Greenhorn Road, numerous units en route.

April 16, 2020 at 6:56 AM Breezy northerly winds possible today. Isolated thunderstorms are possible over the northern Sierra this afternoon into early evening. Brief heavy showers and small hail are possible.

April 16, 2020 at 6:55 AM You might see CAL FIRE planes today in the area, they are training over Nevada County.

April 16, 2020 at 6:55 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 15, 2020 at 4:11 PM Nevada County Health Officer Dr. Ken Cutler has issued a new Order that clarifies and complements the statewide Stay-at-Home Order in order to address local questions and issues. This Order is in effect until rescinded.

April 15, 2020 at 3:36 PM Humbug Creek Trail is closed from Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park to South Yuba River State Park. Signs are posted at Malakoff Diggins SHP at North Bloomfield Road and at the South Yuba River SP entrance.

A landslide on the southern portion of the trail, approximately one mile north of South Yuba River State Park, made the trail impassable.

State Park crews are assessing damage and the trail will be closed until further notice.

April 15, 2020 at 12:35 PM Non-injury accident on northbound Hwy 49 near Shoshoni Trail Court, emergency services on scene.

April 15, 2020 at 11:20 AM Vehicle accident on Hwy 174, past Greenhorn Access Road, units en route.

April 15, 2020 at 11:17 AM Virtual Town Hall Thursday at noon – Your local media, how can we help? Please register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X-38KnxfTFCm2Xi0DReYww We are working to keep you informed so you can keep your family safe. While how we are gathering information has changed and we are not always working side-by-side due to social distancing and health and safety recommendations, we are still abiding by the same ethics and news values that have allowed us to serve many years. Like you, we are adjusting to this “new normal,” and we want you to know, we are here for you through it all. If you have questions or just want to share where toilet paper is available, contact us here with your questions: townhall@yubanet.com

April 15, 2020 at 7:33 AM Quiet weather continues, with chances for wetter weather late weekend. Another day of above normal temperatures across interior NorCal.

April 15, 2020 at 7:17 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 14, 2020 at 8:45 PM NSJ Fire and one additional engine can handle the incident, per the resources at scene (Still trying to get through the gate.) All others can cancel.

April 14, 2020 at 8:42 PM Firefighters report the homeowner has knock down on the fire. Firefighters are still trying to make access through a gate, once they are able to get to the fire they will cut line around it. The fore has not left the property.

April 14, 2020 at 8:35 PM First unit at scene on Stotler reports 1/10th of an acre, burning at a slow rate of spread. Making contact with the homeowner now. Two engines and one water tender should suffice.

April 14, 2020 at 8:28 PM Stotler Avenue incident now a vegetation fire, augmented response en route. CAL FIRE, NSJ, Camptonville and Dobbins resources en route.

April 14, 2020 at 8:25 PM Additional resources requested to the escaped debris burn in North San Juan.

April 14, 2020 at 8:13 PM Units at scene in North San Juan report active fire from the escaped debris pile.

April 14, 2020 at 8:01 PM North San Juan Fire en route to check a debris burn on Stotler Ave, across from San Francisco Street.

April 14, 2020 at 7:16 PM Tokayana IC reports the fire contained at one acre, releasing some resources.

April 14, 2020 at 7:02 PM Melanese IC reports a hoseline has been established around the fire. Commitment time for all resources will be a few hours.

April 14, 2020 at 6:50 PM First unit at scene on Tokayana Way reports approximately 1/2 acre burning at a slow rate of spread. Very low potential for growth.

April 14, 2020 at 6:41 PM Reported vegetation fire, escaped debris burn now burning on the neighbor’s property, on Tokayana Way in Colfax, numerous units en route.

April 14, 2020 at 6:35 PM Melanese IC reports firefighters are making good progress, the fire is holding at approximately 5 acres. Some additional resources en route.

April 14, 2020 at 5:07 PM Melanes IC reports the fire is estimated at 3-5 acres, still burning at a slow rate of spread in heavy brush and timber. Requesting additional engines, one dozer and anther hand crew.

April 14, 2020 at 4:43 PM Vegetation fire on Melanese Lane across of Louise Way between Challenge and Forbestown in Yuba County. Escaped debris burn, estimated at 1-2 acres and burning at a slow rate of spread per the first unit at scene. Two Washington Ridge crews requested in addition to the Foothill Fire resources on scene. One water tender from Dobbins Fire en route.

April 14, 2020 at 2:10 PM A car in the river near Dry Creek and Neils Road in Auburn, numerous units at scene.

April 14, 2020 at 12:44 PM Electrical hazard, Hwy 174 near Somerset Drive, Units en route.

April 14, 2020 at 9:40 AM Best estimate is 908 tests have been done so far for Nevada County residents, according to Dr. Ken Cutler.

April 14, 2020 at 9:27 AM According to Nevada County Public Health Director Jill Blake, out of the 34 cases in Nevada County, 26 are no longer managed by the Communicable Disease Nurses, indicating they are recovering. Great news.

You can watch the meeting in progress here: https://nevco.granicus.com/player/event/3332

April 14, 2020 at 8:34 AM Units at scene report false alarm, canceling all units.

April 14, 2020 at 8:32 AM Units have arrived at scene on North Church Street, investigating.

April 14, 2020 at 8:27 AM Reported residential structure fire on North Church Street in Grass Valley, engines en route. Caller reports smoke in the apartment.

April 14, 2020 at 7:57 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 14, 2020 at 7:53 AM Warm and dry weather expected through mid-week. Dry with mild temperatures thru mid-week with local breezes at times. Cooler with a chance of mountain showers by the weekend.

April 13, 2020 at 7:16 PM The Nevada County Health Officer continues to recommend that our best community and individual steps to slow the transmission of COVID-19 include washing hands frequently, avoiding touching our eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, and physical distancing, especially by staying at home. In addition, given more recent evidence that people can transmit the virus before symptoms develop, Dr. Cutler encourages everyone to cover their faces when it is necessary to go out in public. Full details: https://yubanet.com/regional/nevada-county-public-health-officer-recommends-cloth-face-coverings-in-addition-to-healthy-hygiene-habits-and-physical-distancing/

April 13, 2020 at 6:48 PM Per CHP, no fire, hot brakes only. Canceling all incoming fire resources.

April 13, 2020 at 6:45 PM Ambulance requested to the reported westbound I-80 truck brake fire, for a possible vehicle accident.

April 13, 2020 at 6:40 PM Commercial vehicle fire, truck brake fire with flames seen on westbound I-80 near Drum Forebay. Units en route.

April 13, 2020 at 5:36 PM Reported vegetation fire on Hwy 20 near Marysville Road, first unit is at scene, reports this is a burn pile only..

April 13, 2020 at 4:48 PM Updates on the Byron Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/byron/

April 13, 2020 at 4:43 PM Washington Ridge Crew 4 is being dispatched to the Byron Fire.

April 13, 2020 at 4:41 PM Units at scene on Byron report the escaped debris burn is estimated at 2 acres, burning at a slow rate of spread. Difficult access to the fire, all units to continue in. Additional resources being ordered. The fire is starting to get in the understory of trees.

April 13, 2020 at 4:33 PM First unit in the area of Byron Road reports no smoke visible in the area. They are attempting to locate the address given.

April 13, 2020 at 4:20 PM Report of a vegetation fire, escaped debris burn, on Byron Road near Sages Road on the San Juan Ridge. CAL FIRE, NSJ, Pike and Tahoe National Forest en route.

April 13, 2020 at 2:30 PM Trailer on fire under power lines on Iron Horse Road in Colfax. Firefighters are at scene, reporting he fire is holding at 1/2 acre. One Washington Ridge crew requested for mop-up operations.

April 13, 2020 at 7:16 AM Dry and mild with at times breezy winds. Generally dry and mild weather is expected over NorCal this week as the amplified pattern remains in place with strong ridging over the eastern Pacific and a trough to our east over much of CONUS. A series of stronger short-waves dropping down from the north may bring a return of mountain showers late in the week.

April 13, 2020 at 6:36 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 12, 2020 at 1:50 PM False alarm at the Senior Apartments, all units are returning to their stations.

April 12, 2020 at 1:49 PM Reported commercial fire alarm at the Senior Apartments on Dorsey Drive, units en route.

April 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM Today is a No Burn day in Nevada, Placer and Sierra counties.

April 11, 2020 at 7:22 PM

April 11, 2020 at 9:24 AM From a reader: A small dog is wandering in the roadway on Dog Bar Road near the springs. Please use caution in the area.

April 11, 2020 at 9:22 AM

April 11, 2020 at 8:00 AM M 5.3 earthquake 30km SE of Bodie. Details here.

April 10, 2020 at 8:20 AM Dry and increasingly warm weather expected through the weekend. The storm track will be shifting northward over the upcoming days, bringing a very noticeable warmup across the region. High temperatures will be in the mid 70s to near 80 across the Central Valley by early next week.

April 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 9, 2020 at 11:59 AM Live now: ‘The Small Outdoors’ virtual town hall

April 9, 2020 at 7:22 AM Town Hall today at noon! “The Small Outdoors” focuses on getting ready for fire season, starting or upgrading a garden and safely using local trails. Registration for the free webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WlpmtHYBSuOeHCy71eCjXA

April 9, 2020 at 7:20 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 9, 2020 at 7:19 AM Slow-moving upper level low lingers, showers may ensue. Shower activity tapers off Friday as upper ridging increases over NorCal. Valley highs will reach the low to mid 70s by Friday, followed by low 70s to low 80s over the weekend.

April 8, 2020 at 1:51 PM Greyhound dog running in the roadway on Alta Sierra Drive near Lower Circle Drive, please use caution in the area.

April 8, 2020 at 12:05 PM You can watch the world premiere of Ponderosa West and register for tomorrow’s virtiual town hall here: https://yubanet.com/regional/virtual-town-hall-thursday-at-noon-the-small-outdoors-and-a-movie-premiere/

April 8, 2020 at 7:45 AM Mostly sunny and warmer north of I-80 today. Some gusty northerly wind in the Sacramento Valley. Partly to mostly cloudy in the south with a threat of showers, mainly over the Motherlode and Sierra Nevada. Light snow showers possible near the Sierra Nevada crest.

April 7, 2020 at 5:29 PM Accident on Idaho-Maryland Road near Madrone Forest Drive, units en route.

April 7, 2020 at 4:51 PM All units canceled to the vehicle accident.

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April 7, 2020 at 4:48 PM Vehicle into the embankment on Dorsey Drive across of East Main Street, emergency services en route.

April 7, 2020 at 2:30 PM On the lighter side, afternoon bird gets the worm.

April 7, 2020 at 12:47 PM Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Self Isolation and Quarantine for COVID-19. Full details here: https://yubanet.com/regional/nevada-county-public-health-officer-issues-self-isolation-and-quarantine-for-covid-19/

April 7, 2020 at 11:45 AM Reported structure fire on Walker Drive with power lines down. Units are at scene.

April 7, 2020 at 10:18 AM First unit is at scene on Dorsey Drive, reporting no flames visible, hot brakes only they can handle the incident.

April 7, 2020 at 10:16 AM Reported commercial vehicle fire on Dorsey Drive, across from East Main Street in Grass Valley. Units en route.

April 7, 2020 at 7:38 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 7, 2020 at 6:48 AM April starting to turn dry and warm. The slow moving upper low continues to produce showers over the region this morning, particularly north of I-80. A few lingering showers over mainly the mountains into Thursday, otherwise dry weather with gradually milder temperatures expected through the remainder of the week.

April 6, 2020 at 5:42 PM Reader Andrea read the Thank an Essential Worker story and sent us this action shot: “Here’s a pic of my kiddos happily making signs for Julie, our USPS mail carrier and Mike, our UPS driver!” Well done!

April 6, 2020 at 9:56 AM

April 6, 2020 at 8:32 AM Power outage affecting 22 homes near the Washington Ridge Camp and Lightning Tree Road. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage, no estimated time of restoration yet.

April 6, 2020 at 6:54 AM Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely today. Isolated thunderstorms are possible across NorCal today. Some storms could become strong, especially in the Northern Sacramento Valley. Hail, localized flooding, & even weak tornadoes are all possible.

April 5, 2020 at 9:12 PM Truckee Police: Temporary road closure of Glenshire Drive between Wiltshire Ln and Woodbridge Ln as a result of a traffic accident with powerlines downed in the roadway. Liberty Utilities is aware and are working to resolve the issue. Please use Dorchester Drive as an alternate route and do not attempt to bypass the road closures.

April 5, 2020 at 8:33 PM Power outage affecting 59 customers off You Bet Road on Capital Drive and Side Bet Drive. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage. No restoration time available yet.

April 5, 2020 at 3:03 PM Vehicle vs tree on Scotts Flat Road, possibly non-injury. Emergency services en route.

April 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM Outage reduced to 158 customers near Alison Ranch Road. No estimated time of restoration available yet.

April 5, 2020 at 1:10 PM 1,468 customers in the McCourtney Road area after a vehicle vs pole on Alison Ranch Road. PG&E crews are at scene.

April 5, 2020 at 12:48 PM Alison Ranch Road is being closed to traffic due to an accident, please use an alternate route.

April 5, 2020 at 12:43 PM Vehicle into a pole on Alison Ranch Road across from Freman Lane. Units en route. Vehicle vs guardrail on westbound Hwy 20 at Penn Valley Drive, units at scene. Overturned vehicle on Northbound Hwy 49 at the McKnight Way on ramp, all lanes blocked, units at scene.

April 5, 2020 at 12:03 PM A Flood Warning has been issued to cover much of the Valley and foothills until 6 pm. Heavy rainfall is causing localized flooding on roadways, urban areas, & small creeks & streams. Never drive through flooded roads!

April 5, 2020 at 11:14 AM

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April 5, 2020 at 9:57 AM 170 customers out of power along I-80 between Emigrant Gap and Cisco. PG&E assessment crew is en route to the outage.

April 5, 2020 at 8:53 AM 10 homes out of power at the intersection of Lawrence and Norlene in Alta Sierra. Per PG%E: Our preliminary determination is that your outage was caused by an equipment issue. PG&E is sending a repair crew to the outage location.

April 5, 2020 at 8:51 AM Power outage now affecting 46 customers along Greenhorn Creek. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

April 4, 2020 at 7:40 PM Power has been restored on Greenhorn Road.

April 4, 2020 at 7:00 PM Restoration time for 115 customers along Greenhorn Road has been pushed to 8:30 pm.

April 4, 2020 at 4:45 PM Power outage along Greenhorn, estimated time of restoration is now 7:30 pm.

April 4, 2020 at 3:31 PM

April 4, 2020 at 10:59 AM PG&E update: We are clearing vegetation to address potential safety risks in your area. PG&E repair crew is on-site working to restore power. Estimated time of restoration is 3:30 pm.

April 4, 2020 at 10:35 AM Power outage affecting 115 homes along Greenhorn Road. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

April 4, 2020 at 10:16 AM High Impact Late Season Winter Storm Today – Monday. A series of Pacific storms will move across California this weekend bringing periods of rain with scattered thunderstorms, heavy mountain snow, and gusty winds today through early next week. Several feet of snow will be possible across the Sierra leading to significant travel impacts, especially on Sunday which will see the heaviest snowfall. Thunderstorms are possible today, Sunday, & Monday. Some thunderstorms may be strong on Sunday, producing larger hail and possibly even a few weak tornadoes. Scattered rain & snow showers will continue into Tuesday, particularly south of I-80.

April 3, 2020 at 8:09 PM The Nevada City Framers Market scheduled for tomorrow, April 4, 2020 has been canceled.

April 3, 2020 at 8:05 PM

April 3, 2020 at 1:40 PM Nevada County Public Health Reports the First COVID-19 Related Death

April 3, 2020 at 12:28 PM Per Caltrans: The WB I-80 Gold Run Rest Area remains open to passenger vehicles ONLY while debris is cleared from the truck fire.

April 3, 2020 at 12:20 PM

April 3, 2020 at 8:56 AM Nevada County Coronavirus dashboard: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3xfZ9k7J9kIIAwyI8f1e2vGLTvnz-HrP35oAspedj-402_d4PWC5quPho#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458
Mobile version: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/a39fbe212d654ffcbfe269ce397e9ee9

April 3, 2020 at 8:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 3, 2020 at 7:05 AM Wet and cold weather will be returning to NorCal this weekend. Avoid mountain travel this weekend if at all possible. If you must travel, be prepared for winter driving conditions.

April 2, 2020 at 9:14 PM First unit at scene on Amy Way can handle, canceling all incoming units,

April 2, 2020 at 9:05 PM Reported vegetation fire, grass and brush on private property, on Amy Way off Hwy 174 in the Colfax area. Units en route.

April 2, 2020 at 8:52 PM 236 customers out of power along Indian Springs Road between McCourtney and Spenceville Road in the Penn Valley area.

PG&E assessment crew is en route to the outage. Preliminary time of restoration is 11:15 pm.

April 2, 2020 at 7:50 PM There are 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nevada County

Total Nevada County Residents
Positive Tests30
Deaths0
Eastern Nevada County Residents
Positive Tests20
Deaths0
Western Nevada County Residents
Positive Tests10
Deaths0

April 2, 2020 at 7:46 PM Units en route to check a possible escaped debris burn on Rock Creek Road near Running Horse.

April 2, 2020 at 6:39 PM Creek IC reports the fire is a structure fire, contained to a mobile home, three vehicles and a large pile. All units will be committed for two to three hours.

April 2, 2020 at 6:19 PM Additional resources, including a water tender, requested to the Natchez Creek Road incident off Robinson Mill Road between Robinson Mill and Rackerby.

April 2, 2020 at 5:57 PM Watch the Virtual Townhall on Volunteering in Nevada County on demans here

April 2, 2020 at 8:33 AM Dry, mild and somewhat breezy today, weekends storm systems lined up to bring rain and snow. Come the weekend, a series of storm systems will move across California which will bring periods of rain, mountain snow, and gusty winds through early next week. Practice physical distancing when you drive on slick roads! Heavy mountain snow is expected this weekend. Avoid travel if possible but if you must drive, leave extra space between you and other cars.

April 2, 2020 at 8:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 1, 2020 at 2:42 PM Dog Fire is contained at 1/4 acre, mop up operations in progress. Units will be committed for approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours.

April 1, 2020 at 2:31 PM Dog IC reports units at scene making progress. CAL FIRE and Higgins Fire units working the fire.

April 1, 2020 at 2:22 PM Units are arriving at scene on Dog Bar Road. The escaped debris burn is reported as about a 1/4 acre, burning at a slow rate of spread.

April 1, 2020 at 2:12 PM Reported vegetation fire, escaped debris burn, on Dog Bar Road near Taylor Crossing Road. Units en route.

April 1, 2020 at 10:42 AM The Union’s 35th Annual Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show, has been postponed to October 17th and 18th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley

April 1, 2020 at 9:53 AM Power outage along Oak Meadow Road and Bald Mountain Road. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

April 1, 2020 at 9:51 AM NSJ Fire is on scene of the car fire at Silverthorne and Jackass Flats. They are reporting a fully involved car, they can handle with one additional engine and one water tender. There is no extension to the wildland.

April 1, 2020 at 9:39 AM Vehicle fire on Jackass Flats Road near Silverthorne Lane on the San Juan ridge, possible extension to the wildland. Units are en route.

April 1, 2020 at 7:24 AM A little breezy and a little warmer today and Thursday. Quiet and seasonal through Friday, then a chance of widespread precip by Saturday afternoon.

April 1, 2020 at 7:09 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are not required, although an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

April 1, 2020 at 7:00 AM There are 26 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nevada County

Total Nevada County Residents
Positive Tests26
Deaths0
Eastern Nevada County Residents
Positive Tests18
Deaths0
Western Nevada County Residents
Positive Tests8
Deaths0

Positive tests will include those who have died. Counts will be updated as soon as we have new information. 

April 1, 2020 at 6:59 AM You can find last month’s log here.