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April 30, 2021 at 1:52 PM A Fire Weather Watch has been issued over portions of the Sacramento and northern San Joaquin Valleys and lower Foothills Sunday through Tuesday. Unseasonably dry fuels combined with gusty winds and low humidity will bring the potential for critical fire weather conditions.

April 30, 2021 at 1:35 PM Nevada County Public Health Department reports 20 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of a total of 4,602 cases since the start of the pandemic, 123 are active. Three people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

30,668 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 36.8% of the population age 18 and up.

April 30, 2021 at 12:32 PM 12-ft rebar in the lanes on northbound Hwy 49 near the Golden Chain Motel south of Gras Valley. Use extreme caution.

April 30, 2021 at 10:46 AM As the recent rains dry up and warm weather returns, the North San Juan Fire Protection District urges visitors to the South Yuba River crossings to be fire wise. Every year, our department, along with neighboring fire departments, responds to smoke checks and campfires in the river canyon. With record low snowpack and rainfall combined with the steep terrain of the river canyon, campfires could turn into a major disaster. Additionally, please avoid illegal parking as it can hinder emergency vehicles and congest evacuation routes. Please, help us keep this area safe. Fire and the river canyon just don’t mix.

Night view of the Jones Fire in the South Yuba River canyon. Photo courtesy North San Juan Fire

April 30, 2021 at 8:27 AM Another warm day, even with some cloud cover. Breezy north to east winds are expected Sunday and Monday with Valley gusts up to 20-35 mph. Continued dry conditions combined with breezy winds could create elevated fire weather concerns.

April 30, 2021 at 3:32 AM Units have located the reported fire, Just a small pile that reignited. Canceling the response.

April 30, 2021 at 3:25 AM Firefighters arriving in the area of Petersons Corner on Hwy 49 just before Pleasant Valley Road.

April 30, 2021 at 3:17 AM Report of a possible vegetation fire near Petersons Corner and Hwy 49 in North San Juan. Explosion heard and caller is reporting smoke and a glow. Units in route.

April 29, 2021 at 4:42 PM Nevada County Public Health Department reports 14 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of a total of 4,582 cases since the start of the pandemic, 108 are active. Two people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

69,850 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

30,416 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 36.5% of the population age 18 and up.

April 29, 2021 at 3:46 PM Per Badger IC, two engines to continue in, all others still in route can cancel. Reporting a large burnpile with heavy materials, forward progress has been stopped.

April 29, 2021 at 3:36 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Badger incident.

April 29, 2021 at 3:32 PM NSJ Fire units are arriving at scene on Badger Hill Road.

April 29, 2021 at 3:18 PM Escaped burn pile on Badger Hill Road near Salmon Mine Road on the San Juan Ridge. Property owner requesting help, fire into the trees. Units in route.

April 29, 2021 at 1:19 PM Harmony incident forward progress stopped, mop-up operations are starting now. Resources will be committed for 2-3 hours.

April 29, 2021 at 1:17 PM Harmony IC is canceling all incoming resources with the exception of the additional water tender.

April 29, 2021 at 1:13 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Harmony incident with hoselay and handline construction.

April 29, 2021 at 1:08 PM Additional units from Ophir Hill requested to respond to the Harmony Fire. Already assigned: 7 engines, 2 battalion chiefs, prevention officer, one dozer and one water tender.

April 29, 2021 at 1:05 PM Units at scene report about 2 acres, burning at moderate rate of spread down a slope. All units to continue in.

April 29, 2021 at 12:55 PM Escaped burn pile on Harmony Estates Road just outside Nevada City, multiple units in route.

April 29, 2021 at 12:13 PM Expect long delays on Lake Vera/Purdon Road between Mandolin Way and Lake Vera. PG&E is replacing power lines and one-way traffic controls are in place until at least 5:00 pm.

April 29, 2021 at 9:31 AM Burn Permits required in Nevada, Yuba and Placer Counties starting May 1st, 2021.

April 29, 2021 at 8:59 AM Warmest day of the week today. A hot day is in store for late April! Valley temperatures are forecast in the upper 80s to 90s today with 70s to 80s in the mountains and foothills. Stay hydrated and cool. Area waterways are funning extremely cold and fast due to snowmelt. Always stay aware near the water and wear a life vest.

April 29, 2021 at 7:49 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. 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. 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.

April 28, 2021 at 3:28 PM Nevada County Public Health Department reports 14 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of a total of 4,570 cases since the start of the pandemic, 108 are active. Two people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

69,371 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

29,974 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 36% of the population age 18 and up.

April 28, 2021 at 1:47 PM Reported fire in the Sierraville area. Tahoe National Forest units in route.

April 28, 2021 at 11:40 AM Units at scene have extinguished the small spot.

April 28, 2021 at 11:33 AM Escaped burn pile on Gas Canyon Road in Cascade Shores, burning towards a vehicle and a utility box on Gas Canyon Road in Cascade Shores. Units in route.

April 28, 2021 at 10:36 AM Above normal temperatures today and Thursday. Strong high pressure over the region will result in above normal temperatures the next couple of degrees. The warmest day looks to be Thursday, followed by only slight cooling into the weekend.

April 27, 2021 at 4:55 PM Nevada County Public Health Department reports 9 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of a total of 4,556 cases since the start of the pandemic, 106 are active. Two people are hospitalized – both in ICU.

68,670 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

29,349 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 35.4% of the population age 18 and up.

April 27, 2021 at 11:25 AM Accident, no injuries reported, on Rough&Ready Hwy at Adam Avenue.

April 27, 2021 at 9:39 AM Warming trend starts today over NorCal. Well above normal temperatures for the rest of this week. Breezy conditions are forecast for today.

April 27, 2021 at 7:30 AM Motorhome on fire and a little extension to the vegetation on Walsh Lane across from Chuck Yeager Road in Smartsville. Units at scene.

April 27, 2021 at 6:50 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. 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. 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.

April 26, 2021 at 8:18 PM

April 26, 2021 at 6:24 PM Alert: UPDATE John Roumaset has been found.

April 26, 2021 at 6:04 PM Truckee Police Missing person alert: John Roumaset.

White male 73 years old, approximately 5 foot 9, and 145 pounds. John has curly white hair wearing a blue puffy jacket. He suffers from Dementia and Parkinson’s. Last seen near the hiking trail from Northwoods/Hansel from the mailboxes northeast on the trail in Tahoe Donner.

If seen call dispatch at (530) 550-2320.

April 26, 2021 at 4:02 PM Nevada County Public Health Department reports 35 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of a total of 4,547 cases since the start of the pandemic, 104 are active. Two people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

67,966 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

According to the CDC, 29,440 Nevada County residents (29.5% of the total population) are fully vaccinated, including 15,818 people age 65 and over.

April 26, 2021 at 12:39 PM Look up tonight! Tonight’s Full Moon is the Pink Moon, the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, the Fish Moon, the Paschal Moon (for Eastern Christianity), Hanuman Jayanti, Bak Poya, and a Supermoon.

April 26, 2021 at 10:35 AM Accident on Hwy 49 is three miles south of Tyler Foote near the bridge. The northbound lane is blocked, emergency services are at scene.

April 26, 2021 at 10:22 AM Accident on Tyler Foote Road and Hwy 49, reported as a vehicle rollover, emergency services in route. Possibly near the 49’er bridge.

April 26, 2021 at 10:03 AM Non-injury accident on southbound Hwy 49 at the Broad Street on ramp. Lanes are clear.

April 26, 2021 at 7:17 AM Unseasonably cool weather will continue across the region today. Dry and much warmer weather returns Tuesday.

April 26, 2021 at 6:42 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. 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. 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.

April 24, 2021 at 10:52 AM Rain and Snow with mountain travel impacts today – Monday. A weak weather system moving through the area this morning is bringing light showers to the mountains and far northern Sacramento Valley. A stronger weather system will bring widespread rain and mountain snow to northern California tonight through Sunday. Mountain travel impacts are expected, especially tomorrow. Increased onshore winds are expected with the strongest winds tonight into tomorrow, especially in the mountains. Thunderstorms will be possible Sunday afternoon & evening with no impacts expected to recent burn scars at this time. Some thunderstorms could become strong in the Sacramento Valley with the chance of funnel clouds or weak tornadoes. Rain and snow showers will linger into Monday with dry and warm weather returning Tuesday through next week.

April 23, 2021 at 4:27 PM No other reports of smoke in the Larkspur area.

April 23, 2021 at 4:14 PM Possible vegetation fire reported on Larkspur Lane off McCourtney Road. Nothing visible on cameras yet, units in route.

April 23, 2021 at 2:15 PM Nevada County Public Health is reporting 7 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. 88 cases remain active, out of 4,512 since the start of the pandemic. Three people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

65,962 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses. 26,962 residents are fully vaccinated, including 15,534 seniors age 65 and up. 27% of Nevada County’s total population is fully vaccinated or 32.4% of the 18 and over population.

April 23, 2021 at 11:20 AM

April 23, 2021 at 10:47 AM Two geese and their offspring are walking on Dog Bar Road towards Rattlesnake Road. Please use caution in the area and do give them a wide berth. Thanks to reader Stephanie for caring!

April 23, 2021 at 9:40 AM Rain and snow return this weekend into early next week with mountain travel impacts. One more day of quiet weather and mild temperatures expected today. A weak weather system will move through the area late tonight through tomorrow, bringing light showers to the far northern Sacramento Valley and southern Cascades. A stronger weather system will bring widespread rain and mountain snow to northern California Saturday night through Sunday. Mountain travel impacts are expected, especially on Sunday. Increased onshore winds are expected with the strongest winds Saturday, especially over the mountains. Valley and foothill thunderstorms will be possible Sunday afternoon & evening with no impacts expected to recent burn scars at this time. Rain and snow showers will linger into Monday with dry and warm weather returning Tuesday through next week.

April 23, 2021 at 6:43 AM No burning Friday and Saturday due to forecast high winds, per CAL FIRE.

April 22, 2021 at 6:00 PM Power has been restored to the Lake Vera area.

April 22, 2021 at 5:31 PM The 375 PG&E customers in the Lake Vera area now have an estimated restoration time of 6:30 pm – the outage for scheduled maintenance started at 8:30 am this morning.

April 22, 2021 at 4:41 PM Nevada County Public Health Department is reporting 3 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. 4,505 total cases since the start of the pandemic, with 88 active cases. Two people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

64,427 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

26,530 residents are fully vaccinated according to CDC data, 31.9% of the county’s population 18 and over.

April 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM The weekly Nevada County Vaccine Update is available for on-demand viewing:

April 22, 2021 at 10:45 AM Solo vehicle accident, with car on fire now, on Hwy 20 at Browns Valley School Road. Units in route.

April 22, 2021 at 9:06 AM Rain and Snow return this weekend into early next week with mountain travel impacts. We are going to see quiet weather the remainder of this week along with mild temperatures and less winds. Things will be changing as we head into the weekend with light showers developing over the northern portion of the area on Saturday. Precipitation will continue to overspread the area Saturday night with widespread rain and snow Sunday. Mountain travel impacts are expected especially on Sunday. Rain and snow showers will linger into Monday with dry weather returning Tuesday. This weather system will also bring increased onshore winds with the strongest winds expected on Saturday.

April 21, 2021 at 7:55 PM Solo motorcycle accident on Tyler Foote Road near the intersection of Hwy 49. Units at scene, no injuries reported.

April 21, 2021 at 6:42 PM The Deadwood underburn is complete and entering patrol status. Firefighters burned 728 acres in two days. All containment lines are good, there have been no spot fires or slopovers (fire going past the containment lines.)

April 21, 2021 at 5:05 PM Dixon IC declares the fire contained to approximately a 75 by 75 spot. Resources will become available shortly.

April 21, 2021 at 4:38 PM Nevada County Public Health Department is reporting 13 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,502 cases since the start of the pandemic, 96 remain active. One person is hospitalized in ICU.

63,770 doses of vaccine have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

According to the CDC, 26,015 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 26.1% of the total population and 31.3% of residents age 18 and over.

April 21, 2021 at 4:22 PM Dixon IC is reporting good progress, they have the fire contained. Mopping up now, no additional resources needed.

April 21, 2021 at 3:46 PM Units at scene report a 50 by 50 spot, slow rate of spread.

April 21, 2021 at 3:43 PM 20 homes out of power due to the downed lines on the Dixon incident.

April 21, 2021 at 3:39 PM Additional units requested to respond to the Dixon incident.

April 21, 2021 at 3:34 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Dobbins area on Dixon Hill Road, units in route. reported as a 50 by 50 spot with power lines down.

April 21, 2021 at 3:16 PM Accident on Allison Ranch Road near Homeward lane, emergency services at scene.

April 21, 2021 at 1:44 PM Near vegetation fire reported near Clipper Mills, Plumes National Forest engines responding.

April 21, 2021 at 1:36 PM Dudley IC reports the fire is contained to the two outbuildings and a wetline is around the fire. Starting overhaul on the incident, canceling the breathing support module and some of the incoming resources.

April 21, 2021 at 1:27 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the structure fire.

April 21, 2021 at 1:20 PM Firefighters on the Dudley incident are starting to make progress. Still some exposure (threats) to outbuildings, but fire intensity is starting to lessen.

April 21, 2021 at 1:13 PM Dudley IC reports two outbuildings fully involved. The two additional water tenders are to stage on Pleasant Valley and Rices Crossing. There is minimal threat to the wildland, per the IC, they knocked down the few spots.

April 21, 2021 at 1:10 PM There are numerous resources assigned to the fire, please do not call 911 to report it or ask for updates. Additional CAL FIRE and local resources in route to assist. Watch for equipment on Pleasant Valley Road.

April 21, 2021 at 1:06 PM North San Juan Fire Captain reports fully involved small structure. Some exposure to several outbuildings and RVs in the immediate area. All units to continue in.

April 21, 2021 at 1:03 PM Additional water tender requested to the Dudley incident.

April 21, 2021 at 12:53 PM Residential structure fire, Dudley Ranch Rd, on the San Juan Ridge in the French Corral area, units in route.

April 21, 2021 at 12:45 PM Waste Management truck vs a phone pole on North Bloomfield Road and Nubian Way. The pole is partially blocking the roadway.

April 21, 2021 at 11:43 AM Reported vegetation fire north of the Quincy Airport. Plumas National Forest resources are responding.

April 21, 2021 at 11:16 AM Bicycle off the roadway, not hit by a car, on Dog Bar Road near Georgia Way.

April 21, 2021 at 9:21 AM Elevated fire weather today in the lower elevations, Sierra showers and thunderstorms possible. The system that brought the showers and thunderstorms yesterday is pushing off to the east today. That will help to bring breezy winds over portions of the Sacramento Valley along with very low afternoon humidity and increased fire weather conditions. We will also see a slight chance for a few showers and isolated thunderstorms over the Sierra mainly from Highway 50 south. Small hail and brief heavy rain will be possible with any thunderstorms. Quiet weather is then expected for the rest of the week into the start of the weekend with less wind. We are then looking at the potential for a big pattern shift Sunday into early next week. Widespread precipitation is looking likely Sunday and Monday with the best chances on Sunday and mountain travel impacts are expected.

April 21, 2021 at 8:10 AM

April 21, 2021 at 7:40 AM Traffic hazard on McCourtney Road, partially blocking the lanes near Indian Springs Road.

April 20, 2021 at 8:49 PM The Deadwood underburn northeast of Foresthill continues to burn through the night. The planned underburn is confined by containment lines. Smoke from the burn may again blanket areas of Placer and Nevada counties.

April 20, 2021 at 5:53 PM Firefighters on the Deadwood underburn successfully burned 400 acres today, ignitions will be complete later this evening and crews will remain on scene throughout the night.

April 20, 2021 at 2:51 PM Nevada County Public Health is reporting 11 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. 96 out of 4,489 cases are active now. Two people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

62,966 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this incldes both first and second doses.

According to CDC data, 25,674 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 25.7% of the total population and 30.9% of the adult population. 54% of seniors 65 and up are fully vaccinated.

April 20, 2021 at 1:50 PM Kibbe incident is at approximately 2 acres, according to the latest update from the field. Still no threat or growth potential.

April 20, 2021 at 1:09 PM The Kibbe incident is still holding at 1/2 acre. The fire is in the gold fields, read rocks, water and no roads (also, no gold) and difficult to access. There is no threat and low potential for growth. Resources at scene will be committed for 4-6 hours.

April 20, 2021 at 12:49 PM Forward progress has been stopped on the Loma incident. Requesting one crew for mop-up. The fire was held at 0.2 acres.

April 20, 2021 at 12:22 PM Trains in the Alta area are being slowed to allow for safe access to the Loma incident.

April 20, 2021 at 12:15 PM Firefighters are making progress on the Kibbe incident, still holding at 1/2 acre.

April 20, 2021 at 12:09 PM Fire off Casa Loma is 1/4 acre, burning at a slow rate of spread. Units at scene request one additional water tender.

April 20, 2021 at 11:57 AM Reported vegetation fire, 500 yards below the caller’s property, on Casa Loma Road off Hwy 80 in the Alta area in Placer County. Units in route.

April 20, 2021 at 11:54 AM Some additional resources, including Prevention Officer, have been requested to respond to the fire off Kibbe.

April 20, 2021 at 11:28 AM Units at scene report 14/4 to 1/2 acre, burning at a slow rate of spread. One crew, one dozer and a water tender to respond.

April 20, 2021 at 11:24 AM Reported vegetation fire near the gold fields off Hwy 20 and Kibbe Road in Browns Valley. Units in route.

April 20, 2021 at 10:54 AM Power has been restored to the 52 customers along Hwy 49 near Quail Creek

April 20, 2021 at 10:19 AM 52 customers are without power along Hwy 49 from Quail Creek to Pekolee Drive. PG&E reports this as an emergency issue with a tentative restoration time of 11:00 am.

April 20, 2021 at 9:37 AM The Deadwood underburn Incident Commander is planning for at least 153 acres today. The test fire has been successful and they will continue with ignition now. There is no need to report the plume of smoke south of I-80 between Auburn and Colfax, numerous firefighters are assigned to this prescribed fire.

April 20, 2021 at 9:35 AM Showers and thunderstorms today and tomorrow, pattern change possible this weekend. A weather system will be pushing over the area today and that will bring scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. The best chances will be over the higher elevations but some showers and isolated thunderstorms will be possible in the Valley mainly from Stockton north. The system will push to the south tomorrow but showers and isolated thunderstorms chances will remain in the forecast over the Sierra mainly from I-80 south. Small hail and brief periods of heavy rain will be the main threat with any thunderstorms. Although brief heavy rain is possible, no debris flow impacts are expected to burn scars. This system will also bring locally breezy north winds mainly over the northern Sacramento Valley along with very low humidity tomorrow. Quiet weather is then expected for the rest of the week. We are keeping an eye on the potential for a wetter system Sunday into early next week that could bring widespread rain and snow to the region along with some mountain travel impacts.

April 20, 2021 at 8:10 AM Truckee & Cal Fire are fighting a small wildland fire North Of Donner Pass Road near McIvers Dairy. Currently no threat to Truckee. 50 foot by 50 foot spot, slow rate of spread in ground fuels.

April 20, 2021 at 6:30 AM The nightly inversion has brought smoke from the Deadwood underburn, a prescribed fire, to the area. There is no active wildfire in the area.

April 19, 2021 at 7:53 PM Extrication required for one patient at the accident near Brunswick.

April 19, 2021 at 7:51 PM Reported 20 by 20 spot, threatening a shed and a propane tank on Valencia Road off mile Drive and Hwy 49. Units in route.

April 19, 2021 at 7:49 PM Accident on northbound Hwy 49 near the Brunswick off ramp. Vehicle vs a tree, emergency services at scene. One lane will be closed, use caution in the area.

April 19, 2021 at 7:47 PM Magnitude 3.7 earthquake. Location with respect to nearby cities:
12.3 km (7.6 mi) N of Princeton, California
28.9 km (17.9 mi) SW of Chico, California
40.3 km (25.0 mi) W of Oroville, California
44.2 km (27.4 mi) SW of Paradise, California
113.2 km (70.2 mi) NNW of Sacramento, California

April 19, 2021 at 2:18 PM Nevada County Public Health Department is reporting 31 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases. Out of 4,477 cases, 96 are active at this time. Two people are hospitalized – both in ICU.

62,477 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents. This includes both first and second doses.

25,674 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, including 15,272 persons age 65 and up.

April 19, 2021 at 11:07 AM Smoke from the Deadwood underburn on the Tahoe National Forest, northeast of Foresthill, is widely visible in the Foresthill, Auburn and Nevada County areas. The prescribed burn is fully staffed.

April 19, 2021 at 7:13 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. 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. 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.

April 18, 2021 at 9:19 PM Accident on North Bloomfield near Honeysuckle. Units are at scene, no occupants located.

April 18, 2021 at 8:41 PM Emergency services responding to an overturned SUV on westbound HWY 20 near Spaulding Lake Road.

April 18, 2021 at 3:51 PM Firefighters have contained the Trail fire and made contact with a person of interest.

April 18, 2021 at 3:39 PM Units at scene on Portland Ave report 1/4 acre, slow rate of spread. This will be the Trail incident.

April 18, 2021 at 3:34 PM Vegetation fire on Portland Ave/Pacific Ave at the trailhead park at the overlook, south of Auburn. Reported as the size of a house, burning at a slow rate of spread towards Overlook Road.

April 18, 2021 at 3:20 PM Jordan IC reports the fire is contained between Jordan and Hwy 49, they can handle with the two engines at scene. Canceling all incoming resources.

April 18, 2021 at 3:17 PM Reported vegetation fire, power lines down, on Hwy 49 and Jordan Lane in Auburn. Firefighters arriving at scene.

April 18, 2021 at 2:48 PM Mountain showers and thunderstorms possible Tuesday and Wednesday. Well above average high temperatures will be seen today and tomorrow with some Valley locations reaching 90 degrees for the first time this year. A pattern shift is seen on Tuesday as an area of low pressure moves into the region bringing slightly cooler temperatures and the chance for mountain showers and thunderstorms. Confidence is a bit higher for storms on Tuesday, with the main threats with any storm being small hail, lightning, and gusty winds. There is another chance for storms on Wednesday, mainly over the Sierra, but there is lower confidence due to some uncertainty on the placement of this low pressure area. Dry weather then looks to return for the rest of the work week.

April 18, 2021 at 1:35 PM IC reports good knockdown on the structure fire, all resources will be committed for at least 2-3 hours.

April 18, 2021 at 1:20 PM Additional water tender from Peardale/Chicago Park has arrived at Stagecoach Way. Firefighters are starting to mop up.

April 18, 2021 at 1:03 PM Firefighters have the vegetation fire contained, working on the barn and making good progress.

April 18, 2021 at 12:55 PM An additional water tender is requested to the incident, barn fire has spread to the surrounding vegetation.

April 18, 2021 at 12:50 PM Units arriving at scene on Stagecoach Way report a fully involved barn, difficult access. All units to continue in.

April 18, 2021 at 12:45 PM Reported possible structure fire, black smoke seen, on Rough&Ready Hwy near Bonanza Way, units in the area.

April 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM Releasing one of the engines at scene.

April 18, 2021 at 10:59 AM Firefighters have arrived at scene, knocking down the fire.

April 18, 2021 at 10:54 AM Reported fence on fire, burn pile got away, on Bristow Court off Quail Creek Drive. Units in route.

April 17, 2021 at 5:31 PM Accident on Hwy 20 near Lowell Hill Road, emergency services in route.

April 17, 2021 at 5:27 PM Springs IC is requesting social service resources/Red Cross to respond. Two families in need of temporary housing. Firefighters will be committed for several hours overhauling and mopping up.

April 17, 2021 at 5:09 PM Springs incident is being mopped up. Some of the resources ae being released back to their respective stations.

April 17, 2021 at 4:50 PM Power lines, probably still live, are across the driveway, IC advising PG&E truck not to commit to the driveway. Firefighters are making good progress at containment.

April 17, 2021 at 4:35 PM Springs IC is asking for PG&E to respond to deenergize two residences on the property.

April 17, 2021 at 4:24 PM Progress being made on the Springs incident.

April 17, 2021 at 4:05 PM Firefighters are knocking down the vegetation fire around the structures on Indian Springs Road. Two additional engines requested for structure response.

April 17, 2021 at 4:01 PM Springs IC is requesting a second water tender to the incident.

April 17, 2021 at 3:50 PM Resources dispatched to the garage fire on Indian Springs report some extension to the vegetation.

April 17, 2021 at 3:40 PM First unit at scene on Indian Springs reports a fully involved garage, approximately 800 sq ft. Several vehicles involved, all units to continue in.

April 17, 2021 at 3:35 PM Reported structure fire on Indian Springs Road, near Maidu Trail. Detached garage on fire, numerous resources in route.

April 17, 2021 at 3:29 PM Miller Incident Commander (IC) reports they have several small spot fires in the vicinity of a pond. Total size of the fire is about 1 acre. The additional resources have arrived at scene.

April 17, 2021 at 3:14 PM Units at scene on Miller Road are making good progress. Fire is about 1/4 acre, slow to moderate rate of spread, burning in grass.

April 17, 2021 at 2:59 PM Escaped debris burn on Miller Lane in the Brown Valley/Loma Rica area, units in route.

April 17, 2021 at 12:27 PM Accident on Idaho-Maryland Road and the Brunswick intersection. Emergency services at scene.

April 16, 2021 at 5:57 PM Units at scene on Texas Hill report a small spot only, they can handle. Firefighters contained it to a 50 by 20 spot. Water tender from Dobbins and one engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

April 16, 2021 at 5:40 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Dobbins area, bushes on fire. Near Wilder Way and Texas Hill Road, units in route.

April 16, 2021 at 4:08 PM Nevada County Public Health Department is reporting 10 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,447 cases since the start of the pandemic, 80 remain active. Three people are hospitalized, one in ICU.

60,312 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes first and second doses. Appointments for any resident 16 and older can be made via the  MyTurn.ca.gov website. Nevada County Public Health Department has released appointments for the upcoming week today at noon. A list of additional providers can be found here. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data shows 24,117 residents of Nevada County are fully vaccinated, 24.2% of the total population.

April 16, 2021 at 3:14 PM Accident on Hwy 49 between North San Juan and Orgon Creek. Caltrans truck vs motorcycle, minor injuries reported.

April 16, 2021 at 2:00 PM All done on Stagecoach Way.

April 16, 2021 at 1:39 PM Units at scene on Stagecoach Way report 1/8 of an acre, partially under control. Firefighters are starting suppression, no threat to any structures.

April 16, 2021 at 1:29 PM Reported vegetation fire, escaped burn pile, on Stagecoach Way in the Rough&Ready area, units are in route.

April 16, 2021 at 12:40 PM Tree down, blocking lanes on northbound Brunswick Road near Greenhorn Road.

April 16, 2021 at 10:25 AM A dog is running in the middle of the roadway on Ridge Road between NU and Nevada City. Described as a skinny lab, the adult dog would probably be better off at home. Please use caution in the area.

April 16, 2021 at 7:44 AM Warming trend kicks into high gear. High temperatures warming into the low 80’s today for Valley locations. Highs will be in the upper 70’s to low 80’s foothills and lower mountains heading into the weekend. Area waterways will remain much colder than the air temperatures due to snow melt, please use caution near waterways.

April 16, 2021 at 6:58 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. 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. 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.

April 15, 2021 at 9:31 PM Firefighters on the Lost incident (Jones Bar and McKittrick) are mopping up. Some units are being released back to their stations.

April 15, 2021 at 9:25 PM The Deadwood underburn on the American River Ranger District is generating a lot of calls because flames are visible from I-80 and the Foresthill area. This is a prescribed burn, any flames visible are well within the control lines. There is no need to report this.

April 15, 2021 at 9:15 PM Lost IC is canceling the Washington Ridge crew. Given the drive time from the Conservation Camp, the fire is likely to be contained before their arrival.

April 15, 2021 at 9:09 PM Hoselay is progressing nicely, the additional water tender has arrived. Forward progress has been stopped.

April 15, 2021 at 8:53 PM Units at scene report an escaped burn near McKittrick Ranch Road, one crew and an additional water tender in route. The burn is surrounded by two roads, there is no structure threat. Firefighters are making good progress.

Close up of the fire via the Barr Ranch camera

April 15, 2021 at 8:24 PM Reported small fire, the size of a car, on the 12000 block of Jones Bar Road, engines are in route.

April 15, 2021 at 6:57 PM Non-injury accident on northbound Hwy 49 at Brewer Road. Both vehicles are in the middle of the roadway, use caution in the area.

April 15, 2021 at 5:22 PM Nevada County Public Health is reporting 12 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,437 cases since the start of the pandemic, 86 remain active. Three people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

58,926 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses. Tomorrow, Friday, at noon, Public Health will release appointments for the following week via MyTurn.ca.gov.

According to the CDC, 23,124 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, including 14,387 people 65 and up. 27.8% of the county’s population age 18 and over is now fully vaccinated.

April 15, 2021 at 12:47 PM The on-demand video of today’s Nevada County Vaccine update is now live.

April 15, 2021 at 12:21 PM A beer truck vs a car on Hwy 20 near Scotts Flat Road. Emergency services are at scene and are asking for a Caltrans sweeper – numerous cans and bottles on the right hand side.

April 15, 2021 at 8:07 AM Weekend warming trend with temperatures 15 to 20 degrees above normal. A slow-moving, relatively dry system in the Great Basin will continue to bring isolated mountain rain/snow shower chances this afternoon and on Friday afternoon. The best chance for showers will be south of I-80 with dry conditions expected elsewhere. High pressure will build over California this weekend, resulting in widespread warming throughout the region. Valley high temperatures will peak in the upper 80s to low 90s on Sunday.

April 15, 2021 at 6:57 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. 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. 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.

April 14, 2021 at 5:18 PM Multi-vehicle collision, no injuries reported, on westbound Hwy 20 at Penn Valley drive. All lanes are clear.

April 14, 2021 at 4:04 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 7 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. 83 out of 4,425 cases remain active. Five people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

A of today, 58,238 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents. This includes both first and second doses.

According to CDC data, 22,721 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, or 22.8% of the total population. 14,234 seniors 65 and over are fully vaccinated.

April 14, 2021 at 2:29 PM First unit at scene on Rough&Ready Road reports legal burn pile, homeowner in attendance. Canceling the response.

April 14, 2021 at 2:21 PM Escaped burn pile on Rough&Ready Road about 1/2 mile from Rough&Ready Hwy. Units in route. Reported as nobody in attendance.

April 14, 2021 at 2:15 PM Steffen IC reports the fire is fully contained.

April 14, 2021 at 1:57 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Steffen incident.

April 14, 2021 at 1:55 PM The Deadwood underburn on the American River Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest is being halted. Snow, hail and rain in the area.

April 14, 2021 at 1:53 PM Units at scene report no threat to structures, approximately 1/8th of an acre. The fire is bordered by two driveways and burning at a slow rate of spread.

April 14, 2021 at 1:51 PM Units are arriving at scene on Steffen Trail.

April 14, 2021 at 1:43 PM Smoke check for a vegetation fire in the Smartsville area on Steffen Trail, reported as a 100 by 100 spot and spreading. Units are in route.

April 14, 2021 at 11:40 AM B.1.1.7 Variant of COVID-19 Confirmed in Eastern and Western Nevada County. This is commonly called the UK variant.

April 14, 2021 at 11:04 AM Units in route to check for a possible fire on Alta Sierra Drive and Dog Bar Road near the gold course. Caller reporting white smoke seen.

April 14, 2021 at 8:04 AM Mountain showers and thunderstorms through today. A weather system will continue to pass to our east today. This will bring mountain showers and isolated thunderstorms again during the afternoon and evening. The best shower chances will generally be from about I-80 south. Snow levels will be between 5500-6500 feet and 2-6 inches of snow accumulation will be possible. Warm road surfaces will cause most of the snow to melt with most of the accumulation on grassy surfaces. This system will also bring breezy winds this morning and increased fire weather conditions today. Quiet weather is then expected for the rest of the week with warming temperatures. Some Valley locations may see their first 90°+ high of the season on Sunday.

April 14, 2021 at 6:43 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. 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. 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.

April 13, 2021 at 6:44 PM Firefighters in route to check a reported burn pile on Cruzon Grade.

April 13, 2021 at 6:33 PM Per Truckee Police: Eastbound I-80 closed at Floriston due to big rig on its side blocking all eastbound lanes. Traffic being diverted off freeway at Hirschdale. Expect heavy traffic in the area. Please drive safe the roads are very slippery because of the sudden snow storm.

April 13, 2021 at 3:17 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 7 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,418 cases 84 are active. Three people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

Nevada County remains in the Red Tier according to the latest CDPH update. The 7-day average is at 8.1 cases per 100,000 residents.

22,588 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. This includes 14,178 seniors 65 and over.

April 13, 2021 at 2:43 PM A familiar view in the sky, Air Attack planes (spotters) are conducting “Spring Training” over our area.

April 13, 2021 at 10:58 AM Units are at scene on Derbec, reporting 1/4 acre and forward progress stopped.

April 13, 2021 at 10:49 AM Report of smoke seen from North Bloomfield in the Derbec area. Units are in route to check. This is the same area than a previous call – which turned out to be a burn pile. Today is a No Burn day.

April 13, 2021 at 9:08 AM Wind and elevated fire weather concerns today, mountain showers and thunderstorms through Wednesday. Breezy north winds through Wednesday, mainly in the northern and western portions of the Sacramento Valley. These winds, in combination with very dry conditions, may lead to increased fire weather concerns. With the passing system today and Wednesday, there is a chance for mountain showers and thunderstorms with small hail as the main threat. Snow levels will lower to 7000 feet with 3 to 6 inches of snow possible from late this afternoon through Wednesday evening. Warm road surfaces will cause most of the snow to melt with most of the accumulation on grassy surfaces. Temperatures will warm to much above normal levels this weekend.

April 13, 2021 at 6:44 AM Today is a No Burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties due to elevated fire weather concerns.

April 12, 2021 at 5:56 PM Accident on southbound Hwy 49 at the Dorsey Drive on ramp. Emergency services are at scene.

April 12, 2021 at 3:52 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 32 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,411 cases, 81 are active. Five people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

57,191 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes first and second doses. According to the CDC, 14,141 or 50% of residents 65+ are fully vaccinated. 22,469 or 27.1% residents of Nevada County 18 years and older are fully immunized, 22.5% of the total population.

April 12, 2021 at 3:13 PM Traffic hazard on northbound Hwy 49 at McKnight, a broken down Mini is blocking the lane. Use caution in the area.

April 12, 2021 at 8:30 AM Elevated fire weather concerns today and Tuesday. Dry weather and above average temperatures expected today. Breezy north winds today through Tuesday, mainly in the northern and western portions of the Sacramento Valley. These winds, in combination with very dry conditions, may lead to increased fire weather concerns. With the passing system on Tuesday and Wednesday, there is a chance for light mountain precipitation.

April 12, 2021 at 7:03 AM Today is a No Burn day in Nevada, Sierra and Placer counties due to elevated fire weather concerns.

April 11, 2021 at 4:21 PM Single vehicle accident on Tyler Foote Crossing near Brotherhood Way. Reported as a rollover accident, North San Juan Fire in route.

April 11, 2021 at 4:04 PM Units at scene on Mote Lane can handle.

April 11, 2021 at 3:47 PM Reported vegetation fire, bigger than a car, on Mote Lane off Allison Ranch Road. Units are in route.

April 11, 2021 at 10:09 AM Elevated fire weather concerns today through Tuesday. Dry weather and above average temperatures are expected today, with the warmest days of the week expected today and tomorrow. Breezy north winds are expected today through early Wednesday morning, mainly in the northern and western portions of the Sacramento Valley. These winds, in combination with very dry conditions, may lead to increased fire weather concerns. With the passing system on Tuesday and Wednesday, there also remains a small chance for light mountain precipitation.

April 11, 2021 at 8:50 AM Today has been declared a No Burn day in Nevada, Sierra and Placer counties.

April 10, 2021 at 7:53 PM Updates on the Baker Fire near Bullards Bar will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/baker21/

April 10, 2021 at 7:25 PM Units arriving at scene are starting structure protection for adjacent structures.

April 10, 2021 at 7:16 PM Units are at scene of the fire near Bullards, this will be the Baker incident.

April 10, 2021 at 7:08 PM Escaped burn pile on Butler Road in Penryn, units in route.

April 10, 2021 at 7:01 PM The fire is within the Tahoe National Forest, on Baker Road. Dozer and additional resources are being dispatched.

April 10, 2021 at 6:56 PM The fire is near Mc Lain Road, on the northeast side of the reservoir.

April 10, 2021 at 6:49 PM No units at scene yet of the structure fire near Bullards Bar with extension to the vegetation, extended travel time for all resources.

April 10, 2021 at 6:37 PM Escaped burn pile on Bell Road in Auburn. Numerous units in route.

April 10, 2021 at 6:25 PM Residential structure fire, reported by a neighbor in the vicinity of Bullards Bar. Units are in route.

April 10, 2021 at 12:50 PM Scotts IC reports a 100 by 75 spot, locals were working it with a tractor, no structure threat. One additional engine to continue in, as well as a prevention officer. All others can cancel.

April 10, 2021 at 12:52 PM Scotts IC is reporting the fire is burning at a slow rate of spread, best access is off Casci Road. All units dispatched to continue in.

April 10, 2021 at 12:45 PM Firefighters are at scene on Scotts Flat.

April 10, 2021 at 12:35 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire at Scotts Flat, on the beach near the campground. Log on fire has spread to nearby other vegetation. Units are in route.

April 10, 2021 at 8:31 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. 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. 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.

April 9, 2021 at 4:45 PM All units have been released from the barn fire in Penn Valley.

April 9, 2021 at 4:06 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 6 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. 96 out of 4,379 cases are active. Four people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

55,458 doses of vaccine have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses. According to CDC data 21,298 residents have been fully vaccinated. 13,637 of those are 65 and older.

April 9, 2021 at 3:52 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the barn fire. They have sufficient resources at scene, all additional incoming units are being cancelled.

April 9, 2021 at 3:48 PM Units at scene on Wildwood west report a small wood frame barn, light smoke is showing from the eaves.

April 9, 2021 at 3:43 PM Incoming units to Wildwood West are requesting two additional water tenders to respond.

April 9, 2021 at 3:39 PM Reported commercial structure fire on Wildwood West Drive, the building is a barn close to a house. No immediate threat to the structure at this time, unknown exposure to the wildland.

April 9, 2021 at 2:09 PM H24 will land at Bridgeport to transport the patient from the Buttermilk incident.

April 9, 2021 at 1:43 PM Medical rescue on the Buttermilk Trail, units in route.

April 9, 2021 at 1:29 PM Updates on the Gold Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/goldmist/

April 9, 2021 at 1:15 PM IC is estimating the fire at approximately 5 acres now, pretty well established in the drainage. Requesting a helicopter if available.

April 9, 2021 at 1:08 PM Gold Incident Commander (IC) is still making access to the fire, requesting a dozer to respond.

April 9, 2021 at 1:03 PM Units at scene report approximately 1 acre burning at a slow rate of spread, requesting more resources.

April 9, 2021 at 12:57 PM Reported escaped burn pile on Mt. Olive Road near Gold Mist Lane. Units are at scene.

April 9, 2021 at 12:21 PM

April 9, 2021 at 11:45 AM

April 9, 2021 at 11:35 AM Traffic hazard on East Lime Kiln Road near the intersection with Buck Mountain Road.

April 9, 2021 at 8:33 AM Warm and dry through early next week. Dry weather and above average temperatures continue today into next week with the warmest days expected on Sunday and Monday. A weather system passing to the east on Tuesday and Wednesday will bring breezy winds across interior NorCal and may lead to increased fire weather concerns due to the prolonged dry conditions. Also with this system, there is a small chance for light mountain precipitation.

April 9, 2021 at 7:26 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. 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. 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.

April 8, 2021 at 11:45 PM Firefighters at scene report these are burn piles only. Canceling all incoming units.

April 8, 2021 at 11:24 PM Callers reported multiple trees on fire, possible transients in the area trying to fight the fire. NCSO requested to respond.

April 8, 2021 at 11:18 PM Vegetation fire reported of North Bloomfield/Graniteville Road north of Malakoff State Park. Numerous units are being dispatched.

April 8, 2021 at 7:37 PM Accident on Hwy 49 near Newtown Road, car vs embankment. Emergency services are at scene.

April 8, 2021 at 5:08 PM Nevada County Public Health is reporting 4 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. 95 out of 4,373 cases remain active. Six people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

With decreasing case counts, Nevada County has a chance to remain in the Red Tier and not slide back into the most restrictive Purple Tier. Today, CDPH updated the conditions for counties to move back with the following language: “Unless there are extenuating circumstances, such as low rate of vaccine take up, a county will only move to a more restrictive tier if hospitalizations are increasing significantly among vulnerable individuals, especially among vaccinated individuals, and both test positivity and adjusted case rates show a concerning increase in transmission.

As of today, 54,108 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents. This includes both first and second doses.

April 8, 2021 at 12:54 PM The on-demand video of today’s Nevada County Vaccine Update is available here.

April 8, 2021 at 11:20 AM Debris in the slow lane on southbound Hwy 49 at the Broad Street on ramp. Use caution in the area.

April 8, 2021 at 7:58 AM Sunny and mild today, warm weekend on tap. Another beautiful sunny day is expected today. Highs are forecast to be in the low to mid 70s in the Valley, 60s in the foothills, upper 40s in the higher mountains.

April 8, 2021 at 7:19 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. 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. 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.

April 7, 2021 at 3:27 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 9 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases. 112 cases are active out of 4,370 total. Three people are hospitalized – none in ICU. Today, Public Health confirmed the first identified instance of the B.1.429 Variant of COVID-19 in Nevada County. Public Health officials requested genetic sequencing of a positive test in February, after a person who already had COVID-19 was re-infected. Results from the State lab came back yesterday.

51,525 doses have been administered to the Nevada County residents as of today. This includes both first and second doses.

April 7, 2021 at 3:14 PM Solo vehicle rollover on Hwy 20 at Lowell Hill Road. Emergency services are at scene, no injuries reported.

April 7, 2021 at 2:40 PM B.1.429 Variant of COVID-19 Confirmed in Nevada County. B.1.429 is one of the West Coast variants and is listed as a Variant of Concern by the CDC.

April 7, 2021 at 8:44 AM Temperatures will continue inching up, no precip in sight. High temperatures will be a little above average midweek and then about 10 to 15 degrees above average for the weekend and into early next week.

April 7, 2021 at 8:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. 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. 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.

April 6, 2021 at 7:26 PM Maybert IC reports they have transitioned to overhaul and mop-up. Resources will be committed for about an hour and a half.

April 6, 2021 at 7:05 PM Maybert IC is requesting one deputy to assist with the investigation.

April 6, 2021 at 7:01 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the Maybert structure fire.

April 6, 2021 at 6:51 PM Chief Stewart is at scene on Maybert, reports an abandoned wood structure, fully involved. Minimal threat, minimal potential for spread into the wildland.

Photo courtesy Mike Stewart

April 6, 2021 at 6:46 PM Structure fire on Maybert Road in Washington, reported as a fully engulfed structure. Numerous engines are being dispatched.

April 6, 2021 at 4:13 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 9 new, confirmed COVID-19 today and one additional fatality.

Out of 4,361 cases, 111 are active. Two people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

50,680 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

April 6, 2021 at 1:38 PM Purple tier restrictions are looming for Nevada County. Increase in daily cases puts county at risk of sliding back into restrictions while 16 counties advanced to less restrictive tiers.

April 6, 2021 at 7:36 AM Above average temperatures return for the week. Highs today across interior NorCal will warm to a little above average. Dry and mild weather is forecast across the region this week.

April 6, 2021 at 7:28 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. 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. 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.

April 5, 2021 at 3:32 PM One patient is being transported for medical care, all other units available on Chaparral Drive.

April 5, 2021 at 3:19 PM Vehicle vs bicycle on Chaparral Drive. Emergency services at scene.

April 5, 2021 at 11:24 AM Nevada County Public Health is reporting 34 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,352 total cases, 122 are active. Three people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

50,077 doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes first and second doses.

April 5, 2021 at 10:20 AM Accident on Hwy 20 at the Penn Valley Drive on ramp. Emergency services in route.

April 5, 2021 at 7:27 AM

https://twitter.com/Tahoe_NF/status/1379078044145438721

April 5, 2021 at 7:17 AM Unsettled morning, warming trend starts Tuesday. Highs today across interior NorCal will be close to average for early April.

April 5, 2021 at 6:48 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. 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. 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.

April 4, 2021 at 1:35 PM Firefighters are at scene, reporting a very small spot, one engine to continue in, all others can return.

April 4, 2021 at 1:25 PM Reported vegetation fire on Oak Canyon Drive and Del Bonita Way in the Penn Valley area. Units are in route.

April 2, 2021 at 3:20 PM Non-injury accident at the Bennett Street off-ramp on eastbound Hwy 49. Lanes are clear.

April 2, 2021 at 2:43 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 21 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases. Out of 4,316 cases, 124 are active. Two people are hospitalized – none on ICU.

47,906 doses of vaccine have been administered. This includes both first and second doses administered to Nevada County residents by hospitals, clinics, primary care providers, pharmacies, and the Nevada County Public Health Department.

April 2, 2021 at 1:22 PM Weimar incident is about 1/4 acre, fully contained.

April 2, 2021 at 1:18 PM Firefighters are at scene, hoselay has started and the IC believes the four engines should be sufficient.

April 2, 2021 at 1:11 PM Escaped burn pile on Weimar Cross Road in Placer County. Engines are in route.

April 2, 2021 at 11:08 AM

April 2, 2021 at 9:00 AM Wrong way driver reported on northbound Hwy 49, entered the Gold Flat exit in the wrong direction of travel…

April 2, 2021 at 8:18 AM Cooling trend starts tomorrow. Another warm day in NorCal, although not quite as warm as yesterday.

April 2, 2021 at 7:27 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. 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. 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.

April 1, 2021 at 5:10 PM Heavy mop-up required, resources at scene will be committed approximately 4 hours. Final size is estimated at 2 acres.

April 1, 2021 at 5:02 PM Forward progress has been stopped.

April 1, 2021 at 4:46 PM Good progress on the hoselay, no immediate report of threat to structures.

April 1, 2021 at 4:38 PM Tyler IC reports the fire is approximately 1 acre, hose lay has been started on the left flank.

April 1, 2021 at 4:27 PM First North San Juan units are arriving at scene.

April 1, 2021 at 4:20 PM One dozer and a crew requested for the Tyler incident.

April 1, 2021 at 4:17 PM CAL FIRE, North San Juan and a water tender from Pike are responding to the Tyler incident.

April 1, 2021 at 4:10 PM Reported vegetation fire on Tyler Foote Crossing Road near Sages Road on the San Juan Ridge. Units are in route.

April 1, 2021 at 4:04 PM Nevada County Public Health Department is reporting 13 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. 110 cases remain active out of 4,294 since the start of the pandemic. Four people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

46,837 dose of vaccine have been administered, this includes both first and second doses administered to Nevada County residents by hospitals, clinics, primary care providers, pharmacies, and the Nevada County Public Health Department.

April 1, 2021 at 12:45 PM The on-demand version of today’s Nevada County Vaccine Update is available here.

April 1, 2021 at 12:03 PM Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands to 16 and older at Public Health clinics. Starting today, Nevada County Public Health has opened up vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older at our Public Health clinics. Statewide, everyone 50+ is eligible at all vaccine providers as of today.

April 1, 2021 at 11:30 AM

https://twitter.com/Tahoe_NF/status/1377688560548028418

April 1, 2021 at 8:52 AM A reminder, our weekly Nevada County Vaccine Update is today at noon. We’ll have the latest news on eligibility, where to get immunized and more in this 30-minute webinar with Public Health officials and doctors. Any questions for our panelists can be sent to townhall@yubanet.com right now. If you can’t watch live, catch it at your convenience on our YouTube channel.

April 1, 2021 at 8:05 AM Near record temperatures today. A warm day across NorCal with high temperatures near record levels!

April 1, 2021 at 7:52 AM Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Pop-up vaccine clinic, Friday, April 2, 2021 following state eligibility guidelines.
Appointments available between 7:30 am and 3:55 pm.
Sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44aaab2ca0ffc61-friday or call 530-737-6233 for assistance.

April 1, 2021 at 7:29 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. 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. 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.

April 1, 2021 at 7:00 AM Last month’s log can be found here.