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May 31, 2020 at 10:25 AM Lingering shower chances this week. We will see quieter weather starting today and that is going to continue into next week. Mountain showers will linger in the forecast though today through Thursday with the best chances on Monday. A few mountain thunderstorms will also be possible during the afternoons and evenings with heavy rain being the main threat. Temperatures will be warming back up this week with hot highs Tuesday through Thursday. This will bring a moderate heat risk to the valley and sensitive groups may be impacted by this heat, especially those working outdoors. Cooler weather with shower chances return next weekend.

May 30, 2020 at 8:27 PM Just to make you smile: Flying baby turkeys at YubaNet HQ.

May 30, 2020 at 6:29 PM Accident on Lake Vera near Rector Road, no injuries reported. Emergency services on scene.

May 30, 2020 at 4:19 PM

May 30, 2020 at 2:42 PM Resources at scene on Douglas Way report the fire is 1-2 acres and they should be able to handle it. One more water tender to the fire, all others can cancel. Firefighters are making good progress.

May 30, 2020 at 2:26 PM Oh yum! Car Hop event at the Rood Center Supporting local businesses has just gotten easier, and fun! Every Saturday and Sunday 11am – 3pm , starting today through July 26th, 2020 (except July 4th holiday weekend) the parking lot of the Rood Center is being transformed into a Car Hop lot. Thanks to the creativity of Nevada County’s Environmental Health Director Amy Irani, you can enjoy summer treats and support our local food vendors.

May 30, 2020 at 2:26 PM First unit at scene on Douglas Way reports 1 acre in light, flashy fuels with some wind on it. All units to continue in.

May 30, 2020 at 2:17 PM Reported vegetation fire on Douglas Way off Loma Rica Road in Yuba County. Units en route.

May 30, 2020 at 1:44 PM Reported escaped debris burn on Wildcreek Road in Penryn. First unit at scene reports 1/8th of an acre, with homeowners working on it. Two more engines to continue in, all others can cancel.

May 30, 2020 at 10:30 AM Reported RV fire near Cottage Hill Elementary with some extension to the wildland, units at scene. They can handle the incident.

May 29, 2020 at 9:30 PM Moody Ridge incident is terminated.

May 29, 2020 at 9:17 PM Rekindled burn pile on Moody Ridge Road near Canyon Creek in Dutch Flat. Units arriving at scene.

May 29, 2020 at 2:02 PM Windsong IC reports the forward progress of the fire has been stopped. Releasing all incoming units.

May 29, 2020 at 1:59 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the fire on Windsong.

May 29, 2020 at 1:47 PM First units have arrived at scene on Windsong, starting suppression actions, reporting about 1/4 acre in grass, locals are working on it.

May 29, 2020 at 1:42 PM Reported vegetation fire on Windsong Court in North Auburn area. Units en route.

May 29, 2020 at 12:06 PM Truckee Donner PUD announces Rem Scherzinger as new General Manager.

May 29, 2020 at 8:04 AM Cooler today, thunderstorms possible overnight and Saturday. Rain & cooler temperatures return to interior NorCal tonight through Saturday. Thunderstorms are possible with this weather system which could produce periods of heavier rainfall and frequent lightning. Always take shelter if you hear thunder or see lightning!

May 28, 2020 at 8:19 PM Bennett IC is starting to release resources, the fire is contained and they are mopping up now.

May 28, 2020 at 8:14 PM Firefighters almost have a line around the fire, requesting a prevention officer to respond.

May 28, 2020 at 8:08 PM First unit has arrived, reports a small spot along East Bennett, burning in grass at a slow rate of spread. Approximately a 20 by 20 spot.

May 28, 2020 at 8:03 PM Dispatch reporting the fire on East Bennett to be a 10 by 20 spot in grass, locals are trying to extinguish.

May 28, 2020 at 7:59 PM Reported fire on East Bennett Street near Ophir Street, units en route.

May 28, 2020 at 6:45 PM Get your (downloadable) copy now! Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire Safety & Emergency Preparedness Handbooks Mailed to County Residents.

May 28, 2020 at 5:16 PM Units on Hwy 20 have conducted a thorough search, unable to locate a fire.

May 28, 2020 at 5:10 PM Units in the area are attempting to locate the fire on Hwy 20. Passerby reported seeing smoke in the area.

May 28, 2020 at 4:57 PM Reported vegetation fire, Hwy 20 and Spring Valley Road in Browns Valley/Yuba County. Grass fire on the roadside, units en route.

May 28, 2020 at 11:09 AM

May 28, 2020 at 10:07 AM Breaking news: NID General Manager resigns.

May 28, 2020 at 8:10 AM Another hot day before a cool down and a chance of thunderstorms. Hot weather will continue across most of interior NorCal today. A weather system will move across northern California Friday night and Saturday bringing a chance of showers and thunderstorms to the region.

May 28, 2020 at 7:35 AM Today is a No Burn day.

May 27, 2020 at 5:17 PM Somerset IC reports the small fire is contained and they can handle.

May 27, 2020 at 5:15 PM First unit at scene reports a single story home, nothing showing. They will investigate, all incoming units reduce to Code 2 (no sirens)

May 27, 2020 at 5:10 PM Reported residential structure fire on Somerset Drive in Cedar Ridge. Numerous engines en route.

May 27, 2020 at 2:48 PM Wagon IC report the fire as contained at 0.23 acres. Canceling all incoming resources.

May 27, 2020 at 2:41 PM Vegetation fire on Wagon Trail road in the Colfax area at the fuel break, numerous resources en route. First unit has arrived at scene.

May 27, 2020 at 2:34 PM Power outage affecting 3,262 customers in the Nevada City area. Preliminary determination is that the outage was caused by an equipment issue. Crews are at scene, reducing the outage area and repairing the equipment.

May 27, 2020 at 12:25 PM Water rescue at the Confluence of the American River on Hwy 49 near Old Foresthill Road. 18-year old male stuck on a rock in the middle of the river. Rescue units are en route.

May 27, 2020 at 9:20 AM Dangerous Heat This Week, Showers and Thunderstorms into the Weekend. High heat risk will continue for today and tomorrow as we see Valley highs push above 100 once again. Warm overnight lows will also continue for tonight and tomorrow night. In these conditions heat related illnesses can occur due to prolonged exposure, including to the general population. Local rivers and streams are running cold and fast and cold water safety should be practiced when on or near the water. A cooling trend will start on Friday as a weather system approaches NorCal and we will see highs return to near normal for the weekend. This weather system will bring the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms to the area with the best chances Friday evening continuing into early Saturday. Gusty winds and lightning will be the biggest concern with any thunderstorms. Near average temperatures and shower chances look to continue into early next week.

May 27, 2020 at 7:52 AM Today is a No Burn Day.

May 26, 2020 at 4:04 PM Vehicle accident on Hwy 20 at South Ponderosa Way in Grass Valley, units en route.

May 26, 2020 at 3:26 PM Incident lead at the accident on Hwy 20 near the Vista outlook is requesting a second ambulance.

May 26, 2020 at 3:24 PM River rescue in progress at the Yuba River.

May 26, 2020 at 3:23 PM Westbound lane on Hwy 20 is blocked after an accident, units are on scene.

May 26, 2020 at 3:15 PM Vehicles parked in the roadway on Dog Bar Road between Magnolia and Placer Hills Road.

May 26, 2020 at 11:55 AM

May 26, 2020 at 8:46 AM The helicopter over the Nevada City area is a PG&E contract helicopter.

May 26, 2020 at 6:23 AM Today is a NO BURN day in Nevada County.

May 25, 2020 at 6:54 PM Units at scene of the Borne incident have completed line construction and are mopping up. Canceling the Washington Ridge crew.

May 25, 2020 at 6:32 PM Patient at the 49er bridge is ready for transport, releasing all units.

May 25, 2020 at 6:25 PM Medics requested to Condon Park.

May 25, 2020 at 6:24 PM Borne IC is reporting the wetline around the fire is 90% completed. All resources will be committed for one hour.

May 25, 2020 at 6:23 PM Reports of a red vehicle attempting to run over someone at Condon Park. Units en route.

May 25, 2020 at 6:16 PM Units are scene are making good progress. The fire is still burning at a slow rate of spread, revised estimate is 1/4 cre.

May 25, 2020 at 6:08 PM One Washington Ridge crew requested to the fire on North Exit.

May 25, 2020 at 6:02 PM Units are at scene on Deer Bed Circle to North Exit Road, fire is burning in light grass at a slow rate of spread, estimated at about 1/2 acre.

May 25, 2020 at 5:56 PM Smoke visible on the camera could be the reported car fire. Location is not John Borne Road, units in the area are attempting to locate the fire.

May 25, 2020 at 5:54 PM Medics en route to a near drowing at the 49er bridge on Hwy 49.

May 25, 2020 at 5:41 PM Reported car fire with possible extension to the wildland on John Borne Road near Pleasant Valley Road in Penn Valley, units en route.

May 25, 2020 at 10:59 AM Dangerous Heat This Week, Pattern Change for the Weekend. A hot week is in store for interior northern California with the first widespread triple digit heat of the season expected. Little overnight relief is expected, thus an Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect through Thursday. Several locations may tie or exceed daily high temperature records, especially on Tuesday and Wednesday, as the mid 100s are likely over the Valley. Moderate to very high Heat Risk is expected over NorCal, which means there’s an increased risk for heat related illness. With today being a holiday and there being prolonged hot weather, remember waterways are running fast and cold. If out visiting area waterways, be sure to wear a life jacket and practice cold water safety. By Friday, we could see a reprieve from the heat as a weather pattern change will lead to a cooling trend into the weekend. This should bring mountain showers and perhaps even some isolated thunderstorms to the region, so stay tuned for updates.

May 25, 2020 at 10:44 AM A reader reported a loud bang was heard and 19 customers are out of power on Crystal Wells off Quaker Hill Cross Road. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

May 24, 2020 at 2:44 PM

May 24, 2020 at 12:12 PM An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect Monday through Thursday with the first widespread triple digit heat of the season likely. Several locations may tie or exceed daily high temperature records, especially on Wednesday and Thursday, as mid 100s are likely over the Valley. This means widespread high to dangerous heat risk Tuesday through Thursday, which includes poor overnight relief. With the holiday on Monday and continued hot weather, remember waterways are running fast and cold. By Friday, we could see a reprieve from the heat as a weather pattern change will lead to a cooling trend for next weekend.

May 23, 2020 at 10:07 AM As of this morning, the South Yuba river at the 49er bridge is flowing at 900 cfs – that’s 6,732 gallons per second. They water is flowing extremely fast and is very cold. Please stay out of the river and wear life jackets around any rivers and streams.

May 23, 2020 at 9:46 AM First significant heat wave of the season at our doorstep. Hot weather will be returning to NorCal starting this weekend. Things will be heating up but waterways are still running cold and fast across NorCal. A high heat risk is expected for much of next week, with some areas of very high heat risk Wednesday and Thursday. Moderate to very high heat risk is expected next week, with widespread triple digits. The general population may be impacted, especially outdoor workers and sensitive groups.

May 22, 2020 at 8:50 PM No open burning Saturday through Monday due to high temps and winds, per CAL FIRE.

May 22, 2020 at 3:08 PM

May 22, 2020 at 1:55 PM Reported vegetation fire off Hammonton Smartsville Road east of Hammonton Road.

May 22, 2020 at 8:28 AM Breezy north winds today, heatwave building this weekend. Breezy northerly winds are expected today. The storm track will be shifting northward this weekend bringing a very noticeable warmup across the region. High temperatures will be in the upper 90s to around 105 across the Central Valley next week.

May 22, 2020 at 6:57 AM The Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce has rescinded their support of today’s planned rally.

May 21, 2020 at 11:59 AM Watch the live town hall on fire season in Western Nevada County now:

May 21, 2020 at 8:40 AM

May 21, 2020 at 7:46 AM Warm up begins, breezy winds on Friday before an early season heat event. Breezy north winds will develop across the region on Friday. Moderate heat risk is expected for most valley areas next week and sensitive groups may be impacted, especially outdoor workers.

May 20, 2020 at 1:05 PM Thanks to KVMR’s Sean Dooley-Miller for sharing this amazing shot.

May 20, 2020 at 8:12 AM As of this morning, flows on the South Yuba at the 49 Bridge are at slightly over 1,200 cfs (538,597 gallons per minute). Use extreme caution anywhere near the river.

May 20, 2020 at 7:32 AM Dry weather returns, rising temperatures into next week. Temperatures may be below normal again today, but unusually hot weather is expected by early next week.

May 19, 2020 at 8:46 PM First units have arrived on Spenceville Road, reporting one vehicle into the ditch. They are checking for injuries now.

May 19, 2020 at 8:43 PM Vehicle rollover on Spenceville Road at Elnora Drive, units en route.

May 19, 2020 at 8:11 PM Thanks to reader Alex for sending this double rainbow spotted over Willow Valley.

May 19, 2020 at 9:41 AM Heads up: The South Yuba River is experiencing very high flows. Currently, the river runs at slightly above 1,350 cfs which translates into approximately 606,000 gallons per minute! Please use extreme caution if you intend to recreate near the river.

May 19, 2020 at 7:53 AM Afternoon showers possible today, dry and warm starting tomorrow. The heaviest rain and snow showers are expected this afternoon, as well as some mountain and foothills thunderstorms.

May 18, 2020 at 7:43 PM A strong thunderstorm will affect west central El Dorado, Western Placer And Southwestern Nevada Counties.

At 7:39 PM PDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over Lake Of The Pines, or 9 miles north of Auburn, moving north at 25 mph.

Winds in excess of 30 mph and accumulating pea-sized hail are possible with this storm. Given continued heavy rainfall today, ponding on roads is also possible.

Locations impacted include: Auburn, Grass Valley, Lake Of The Pines, Colfax, Cedar Ridge, Cool, Newcastle, Applegate, Rough And Ready, North Auburn, Alta Sierra, Nevada City, Meadow Vista and Higgins Corner.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

May 18, 2020 at 6:46 PM No new COVID-19 cases in Nevada County after weekly update of testing numbers.

May 18, 2020 at 3:51 PM Power outage in North Auburn has been resolved.

May 18, 2020 at 3:25 PM 7,646 customers out on Hwy 49 from North Auburn to close to Lake of the Pines. No estimate of restoration yet.

May 18, 2020 at 3:20 PM Several small outages remain in the Dog Bar and Grass Valley areas. Crews are en route to assess and repair.

May 18, 2020 at 2:58 PM Power outage affecting large portions of Nevada City and Grass Valley has been fixed. The map below shows the extent of the original outage.

May 18, 2020 at 2:19 PM Outage affecting 58 customers off Rough&Ready Hwy and Cook Road, crew is en route.

May 18, 2020 at 2:16 PM Power outage in the Newtown area affecting 119 homes. PG&E assessment crew is en route to the outage.

Estimated time of restoration is 5 pm today.

May 18, 2020 at 2:14 PM If you do not have to be on the road right now, please stay home. Heavy rainfall is causing roadway flooding throughout the area.

May 18, 2020 at 1:44 PM An area of strong thunderstorms will affect southeastern Sutter, Northeastern Sacramento, Northeastern San Joaquin, Western El Dorado, Southwestern Placer, Southeastern Butte, Central Yuba, Southwestern Nevada And Southwestern Amador Counties.

Heavy rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may cause localized flooding.

Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

May 18, 2020 at 7:12 AM

May 18, 2020 at 7:06 AM Rain showers, mountain snow showers, and thunderstorms possible today into Tuesday. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from 10AM to 9PM on Monday. Be on the look out for potential flooding on area roadways, rises on small creeks and streams, and/or minor mudslides. Debris flows may be possible near burn scars. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect into Tuesday evening. Travel will be hazardous while the warning is effect and is highly discouraged. Periods of moderate snow and strong wind are expected for the higher elevations of the mountains of Western Plumas county and the Northern Sierra Nevada. Snow levels around 6000 to 6500 feet expected.

May 17, 2020 at 1:47 PM Flash Flood Watch for Nevada, Placer, Yuba, El Dorado and Plumas Counties on Monday. Some of the thunderstorms on Monday will be producing intense downpours that will have a chance of producing flash flooding in the watch area. Thunderstorms that develop over the northern end of the valley will also be very slow moving which will increase the risk of flash flooding.

May 17, 2020 at 1:17 PM Non-injury accident on Hwy 49 near Uren Street in Nevada City.

May 17, 2020 at 10:28 AM Accident on southbound Hwy 49 near Dorsey, units en route. Use caution in the area.

May 17, 2020 at 10:10 AM The Free Green Waste Drop Off site in Alta Sierra on Francis Drive is being shut down for this week due to unsafe and muddy conditions. Please use the Brunswick Road or Penn Valley Rodeo site.

May 16, 2020 at 9:45 PM Debris burn check on Loma Rica Road and Marysville Road, units en route.

May 16, 2020 at 8:49 PM Units en route to check on two unattended debris piles on Meadow Drive off Hwy 174.

May 16, 2020 at 4:40 PM Vehicle fire on eastbound Hwy 20 just past White Cloud. Fire is at scene. Please use extreme caution in the area.

May 16, 2020 at 3:25 PM Updates on the Double Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/double/

May 16, 2020 at 3:19 PM Double IC reports approximately 5-7 acres, moving at a slow rate of spread uphill in grass and oak woodland. Requesting additional resources to the incident. Washington Ridge crew is en route to the fire.

May 16, 2020 at 3:10 PM First unit has made access to the Double incident, all engines will have to stack up behind each other due to the access issues.

May 16, 2020 at 3:06 PM Incoming units are being given new access directions to get to the fire on Doubleback. Shortest route is impassable for fire engines.

May 16, 2020 at 3:03 PM Units are making access to the reported fire on Doubleback.

May 16, 2020 at 2:51 PM First unit at scene on Doubleback reports they can handle with resources dispatched, according to the report given.

May 16, 2020 at 2:42 PM Reported vegetation fire near Doubleback Road and Rice’s Crossing, units en route.

May 16, 2020 at 11:26 AM Significant Late Season Storm This Weekend & Early Next Week. A late season storm is expected to impact interior NorCal tonight into early next week. Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall, mountain snow, strong winds, and widespread thunderstorms are possible Sunday and Monday. Higher elevation mountain travel is expected to be difficult late Sunday night through Monday. Chance of showers and thunderstorms continues on Tuesday. Scattered mountain showers are possible Wednesday, followed by drier conditions late next week.

May 15, 2020 at 7:22 AM Dry weather with seasonably warm temperatures briefly returns. Late season storm later in the day Saturday into early next week.

May 15, 2020 at 7:18 AM

May 15, 2020 at 6:21 AM Since the Magnitude 6.5 earthquake near Tonopah NV at 4:03 am, 30 aftershocks have been registered.

May 15, 2020 at 12:20 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 required, and 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.

May 14, 2020 at 6:45 PM No injuries reported at the accident on westbound I-80, canceling incoming engines.

May 14, 2020 at 6:24 PM Big rig off the roadway on westbound I-80 at Cisco Grove. Units en route.

May 14, 2020 at 2:05 PM

May 14, 2020 at 12:01 PM

May 14, 2020 at 9:43 AM NWS Sacramento update: Late season storm later in the day Saturday into early next week.

May 14, 2020 at 8:01 AM PG&E and AT&T alerted to lines down on Francis Drive in Alta Sierra. Roadway is blocked.

May 14, 2020 at 7:40 AM Cool weather with scattered showers. Mid/upper ridging returns Friday into Saturday resulting in a brief warmup along with two days of dry weather. Anomalously cool and wet weather system then forecast to affect the region late in the weekend into early next week.

May 14, 2020 at 7:16 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 required, and 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.

May 13, 2020 at 5:32 PM The downed tree on Hwy 174 at Greenhorn Access Road has been removed. Watch for small debris still in the roadway between Dalmatian and Greenhorn Access.

May 13, 2020 at 5:28 PM Medical rescue underway at the Euchre Bar Footbridge in the Alta area, patient is approximately 5 miles down from the trailhead. Rescue units are at scene.

May 13, 2020 at 5:27 PM

May 13, 2020 at 1:09 PM

May 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM An important update from Nevada County Superintendent of Schools on end of year graduations, meal distributions and the 2020-21 school re-openings related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Full details: https://yubanet.com/regional/nevada-county-public-schools-update-on-2019-20-graduations-summer-meal-distribution-and-2020-21-school-year/

May 13, 2020 at 10:54 AM

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May 13, 2020 at 9:59 AM As part of its ongoing response to California’s tree mortality crisis, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will conduct aerial patrols in Nevada and Placer counties today Wednesday, May 13, to identify dead trees that could pose a wildfire or other public safety risk. Details: https://yubanet.com/regional/helicopter-patrols-in-nevada-and-placer-counties-today/

May 13, 2020 at 7:22 AM Showery conditions return today, little change expected Thursday. Cool and wet weather continues through Thursday with a low pressure trough along the West Coast. After a brief warm-up Friday, this pattern is expected to return for the weekend into the middle of next week.

May 13, 2020 at 6:42 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 required, and 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.

May 12, 2020 at 4:39 PM Nevada County’s Local Variance Attestation is now listed on the CDPH website.

May 12, 2020 at 10:26 AM Testing is increasing in Nevada County.

May 12, 2020 at 8:22 AM A protest to “Reopen Nevada County,” scheduled by organizers for 7:30 am at the Rood Center failed to draw a crowd. At 7:30 we counted six individuals, by 8:00 am, 21 people had assembled.

May 12, 2020 at 8:21 AM

May 12, 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 required, and 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.

May 12, 2020 at 6:35 AM Scattered showers today through Thursday. Some breezy southwest winds are expected today. Warmer and drier Friday, followed by more wet and cooler weather into next week.

May 11, 2020 at 4:53 PM Escaped debris pikes, fire estimated at 300 ft diameter now, on Garrett Road in Dutch Flat. Numerous units en route.

May 11, 2020 at 4:34 PM By a unanimous 5-0 vote, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved the letter of support.

May 11, 2020 at 3:49 PM Special Nevada County BOS meeting

May 11, Nevada County Reopening Readiness Plan

May 11, Nevada County Reopening Readiness Plan

Posted by County of Nevada, CA on Monday, 11 May 2020

May 11, 2020 at 10:40 AM First unit at scene on Retrac Way reports multiple oversized piles.

May 11, 2020 at 10:36 AM First unit at scene on West Ridge reports the burn pile is under the homeowner’s control again. Units at scene will help with mop-up, all others can cancel.

May 11, 2020 at 10:33 AM Smoke check requested for an oversized burn pile on Retrac Way, firefighters en route.

May 11, 2020 at 10:32 AM Escaped debris burn on West Ridge Drive, Penn Valley area. Units en route.

May 11, 2020 at 8:48 AM DMV Extends All Temporary Driving Permits. Driver license permits expiring between March and June 30, 2020 are extended six months or to a date 24 months from the date of application, whichever is earlier. Commercial learner’s permits expiring between March and June 2020 are now valid through June 30, 2020. The extensions require no individual action on the part of drivers. The DMV is extending these permits for those who may not be able to get a driver license or commercial driver license while behind-the-wheel drive tests are suspended.

May 11, 2020 at 8:34 AM A black German Shepherd is running in the roadway on Hwy 174 near Orchard Springs, please use caution in the area.

May 11, 2020 at 6:24 AM Showers: The Return, coming to the skies near you. After getting a taste of the summer the last few days it will feel more like spring this week. Shower chances and cooler temperatures return to NorCal.

May 11, 2020 at 6:22 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 required, and 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.

May 10, 2020 at 3:02 PM Nevada County businesses can start preparing for Stage 2 reopening. Nevada County is still under the statewide Stay-at-Home order but is prepared to meet the State’s readiness criteria to move further into Stage 2 reopening and reopen more local businesses. Nevada County businesses are encouraged to prepare to safely reopen if they fit into the Stage 2 sectors in the California Recovery Plan. Reopening will not look like business as usual pre-COVID pandemic and businesses will need to follow the guidance from the State and County in order to protect their employees and customers.

May 10, 2020 at 1:07 PM Traffic control on Hwy 49 at Ramshorn Road (Goodyears Bar) for an air ambulance landing.

May 10, 2020 at 12:22 PM First unit has arrived on Penn Valley Drive, reports one small spot in blackberries. One engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

May 10, 2020 at 12:20 PM New grass fire near Lazy Valley Road and Penn Valley Drive, units en route. Reported as the size of a car.

May 10, 2020 at 12:18 PM Brighton IC reports the forward progress of the fire has been stopped. There is a wet line around the fire, firefighters are completing line construction. Starting to release some resources, units assigned to the fire will remain at scene for approximately 30 minutes.

May 10, 2020 at 12:16 PM Mop-up now in progress for the 4 fires on Auburn Road, no damage to homes reported.

May 10, 2020 at 12:14 PM Auburn IC reports four spots total on Auburn Road, all 50 by 50 or less. Making good progress.

May 10, 2020 at 12:12 PM Brighton IC reports units are working the structure threat on Glen Meadow and are close to getting a wet line around the roadside spot on Hwy 20/Brighton.

May 10, 2020 at 12:09 PM Immediate structure threat to a home on Glen Meadow Drive, the fire on Hwy 20 and Brighton is reported as 1/4 acre burning at a slow rate of spread.

May 10, 2020 at 12:06 PM NCSO reporting a fire past Archery, potentially threatening a home. The fire on Auburn Road is a 100 by 100 spot, firefighters are making good progress and should have containment soon.

May 10, 2020 at 12:04 PM New reported fire on Hwy 20 and Brighton Street, additional units responding to that fire.

May 10, 2020 at 12:03 PM CHP is at scene on Auburn Road, requesting an augmented response.

May 10, 2020 at 11:58 AM Small roadside fires reported along Auburn Road near Archery Way and McCourtney Road in Grass Valley. Units en route.

May 10, 2020 at 9:30 AM Widespread rain showers this week. Dry weather is expected for today with cooler temperatures compared to yesterday. We will also see breezy southwest winds with gusts up to 30 mph possible in the valley. Showers will begin to push into the area Monday afternoon and we will continue to see widespread showers into Tuesday. There will be a slight chance for a few thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon into the evening north of I-80. Breezy southwest winds will continue with valley gusts up to 30 mph and mountain gusts up to 45 mph. Showers are going to linger in the far northern Sacramento Valley and northern mountains Wednesday and Thursday with the best shower chances over the Shasta County mountains. Things dry out for everyone Friday and Saturday with rain chances returning next Sunday.

May 10, 2020 at 9:12 AM Due to high temps and dry conditions, CAL FIRE has determined a No Burn Day. This includes eastern Nevada County outside of the Truckee Fire Protection District.

May 9, 2020 at 6:15 PM Vehicles parked on the roadway near the Bear River bridge on Dog Bar Road.

May 9, 2020 at 4:07 PM Units at scene on Old Marysville Road can handle.

May 9, 2020 at 3:41 PM Reported vegetation fire on Old Marysville Road near Kelly Road, North San Juan and Camptonville Fire en route.

May 9, 2020 at 2:24 PM Debris burn, on a no burn day, near Gracie Road. Units en route.

May 9, 2020 at 9:15 AM Traffic is backing up again on McCourtney Road and Wolf Road at the transfer station. Remember, the cap on the number of cars has been lifted by WM. Take your time.

May 9, 2020 at 8:54 AM Hot again today, late season storm early next week. We are going to see another hot day across NorCal with valley highs pushing into the 90s and approaching record territory. Sensitive groups may be impacted by these temperatures, especially outdoor workers. Snow melt from the Sierra will keep waterways cold and swift. Sunday will be the start of a cooling trend as we transition into a different weather pattern. A system will bring shower chances to the area starting Monday afternoon continuing into Tuesday. The highest rain totals are expected over the northern Sacramento Valley and Shasta County mountains. Light showers will linger on Wednesday and Thursday in the far northern Sacramento Valley and northern Mountains. Below normal temperatures are expected after Sunday.

May 9, 2020 at 8:22 AM Due to high temps and dry conditions, CAL FIRE has determined a No Burn Day. This includes eastern Nevada County outside of the Truckee Fire Protection District.

May 8, 2020 at 6:00 PM Nevada County held a press briefing today to provide updates on moving into Stage 2 of Reopening. The briefing was held on short notice, but your local media was present to ask some questions. Watch the video here: https://yubanet.com/regional/video-nevada-county-press-conference-on-moving-to-stage-2-of-reopening/

May 8, 2020 at 2:21 PM Units at scene on Hwy 49 near Pleasant Valley Road report one vehicle involved, but numerous cars stopped. Minor injures to some of the passengers reported.

May 8, 2020 at 2:16 PM Accident on Hwy 49 near Pleasant Valley Road in North San Juan, units en route.

May 8, 2020 at 12:20 PM

May 8, 2020 at 12:13 PM First unit at scene on I-80 is requesting only one engine to continue, all others can cancel.

May 8, 2020 at 12:04 PM Reported vegetation fire, a 10 by 10 spot, on westbound I-80 at the Gold Run rest area. Units en route.

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May 8, 2020 at 10:15 AM Nevada County Public Health Officer Rescinds Local Stay-at-Home Order. Nevada County is still under statewide Order.

May 8, 2020 at 7:43 AM Unseasonably warm temperatures continue through Saturday, much cooler and wetter next week. A weather pattern change early next week will bring an abrupt end to our current unseasonably warm weather.

May 8, 2020 at 6:47 AM Due to high temps and dry conditions, CAL FIRE has determined a No Burn Day. This includes eastern Nevada County outside of the Truckee Fire Protection District.

May 7, 2020 at 2:27 PM Harmony IC reports the forward progress of the fire has been stopped, there is a hoselay around the fire.

May 7, 2020 at 2:21 PM Units are working a small vegetation fire on the Harmony Estates Road outside of Nevada City.

Good progress being made. There is no threat to structures.

May 7, 2020 at 12:01 PM

May 7, 2020 at 8:56 AM A brief video update by the Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Ken Cutler recorded late yesterday.

May 7, 2020 at 7:01 AM Unusually warm temperatures and breezy winds through Saturday. Make sure groups that are sensitive to the heat stay safe. Breezy northerly winds persist today. Dry weather continues with well above average highs into the weekend.

May 7, 2020 at 6:27 AM Due to high temps and dry conditions, CAL FIRE has determined a No Burn Day for today.

May 6, 2020 at 5:09 PM

May 6, 2020 at 8:00 AM Due to high winds and dry conditions, CAL FIRE has determined a No Burn Day on Wednesday.

May 5, 2020 at 4:47 PM No active cases of COVID-19 in Nevada County at this time.

Nevada County Public Health updates new confirmed COVID-19 cases daily. 

May 5, 2020 at 3:16 PM Tractor trailer on fire, threat to the vegetation and homes on Heather Drive west of Lincoln, units en route.

May 5, 2020 at 2:57 PM Sun IC reports they have a wet line around the fire, forward progress has been stopped. Canceling the incoming dozer.

May 5, 2020 at 2:54 PM Reported fire on Mt. Vernon Road turns out to be a false alarm, canceling all resources.

May 5, 2020 at 2:51 PM Vegetation fire near a home on Mt. Vernon Road near Vista Roble Drive. Units en route.

May 5, 2020 at 2:49 PM A dozer is being dispatched due to the moderate rate of spread.

May 5, 2020 at 2:47 PM Additional engines, water tenders and a handcrew en route to the Sun incident.

May 5, 2020 at 2:42 PM First unit has arrived at scene on Sun Ranch Road, reports 1-2 acres burning at a moderate rate of spread on a hillside, additional resources requested.

May 5, 2020 at 2:31 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Higgins area on Sun Ranch Road. Units en route

May 5, 2020 at 12:37 PM Vegetation fire near Iowa City Road on Chimney Ranch Trail. Units en route to the reported grass fire.

May 5, 2020 at 9:24 AM Dry and Breezy Winds Mid-Week, Well Above Average Temperatures Thursday-Saturday. A dry period is ahead this week with temperatures running about 4 to 8 degrees above average through Wednesday. From Thursday into Saturday, the arrival of a ridge of high pressure will raise temperatures back into the low to mid 90s, locally into the upper 90s. Daily high temperatures during this period are expected to be around 12 to 20 degrees above seasonal averages. This will be accompanied by very low humidities, possibly down into the upper single digits at times. A period of breezy north to easterly winds are expected on Wednesday into Thursday morning with wind gusts up to the 20 to 30 mph range. A gradual cool down is expected by the conclusion of the weekend with further cooling into Monday and Tuesday.

May 5, 2020 at 6:30 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 required, and 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.

May 4, 2020 at 9:24 PM Nevada County prepared for modification and Stage 2 of statewide Stay-at-Home Order. “The Board of Supervisors and County Staff are awaiting details on the criteria of the state’s readiness plan,” said Alison Lehman, County Executive Officer. “We are confident that the good work we have done collaborating with key stakeholders and community partners will make the progress through the state’s next phases clear and steady.”

May 4, 2020 at 5:54 PM Forward spread stopped at the York incident, all units at scene will be committed for approximately 2-3 hours.

May 4, 2020 at 5:49 PM Units at scene on New York Flat Rd. can handle.

May 4, 2020 at 5:12 PM Reported vegetation fire on New York Flat Road across from Laporte Road. Emergency services en route.

May 4, 2020 at 2:04 PM One engine and one water tender to continue to the Streeter incident, all others can cancel.

May 4, 2020 at 1:59 PM Legacy IC reports they have a wet line around the fire, units will be committed for another 30 minutes.

May 4, 2020 at 1:56 PM First unit at scene on Streeter reports a large spot only, they can handle with resources assigned. About 1/8th of an acre burning in brush and grass.

May 4, 2020 at 1:52 PM Units at scene on Legacy reports about a 50 by 10 spot, one more engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

May 4, 2020 at 1:46 PM Reported vegetation fire on Streeter Road, reported as a grass fire. Units en route.

May 4, 2020 at 1:38 PM Reported vegetation fire on Legacy Lane north of Nevada City, units en route.

May 4, 2020 at 1:37 PM

May 4, 2020 at 10:41 AM Nevada County community testing site locations confirmed and appointment registration now available. If you fit the testing criteria and are interested in getting a test, it’s important to know that tests are by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 1-888-634-1123 or visiting https://lhi.care/covidtesting. Please note that phone registration will only be used for people without internet access.

May 4, 2020 at 9:30 AM Accident on Dog Bar Road near Wheeler Cross Road, emergency services on scene, no injuries reported.

May 4, 2020 at 7:12 AM Significant Warm Up by Mid-to-Late This Week. Dry and warm through this week. High temperatures warm to upwards of 15 to 20 degrees above normal beyond midweek with some locally gusty north to east wind late in the week.

May 4, 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 required, and 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.

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May 3, 2020 at 3:11 PM The golf cart on fire on Table Mountain Road near Combie Lake has been extinguished. Also, no juveniles were involved with the cart catching fire.

May 3, 2020 at 8:40 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 required, and 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.

May 2, 2020 at 8:59 PM Units in the area of Alison Ranch Road have located a burn pile on Redwood Lane, attended by locals. Engine can handle, cancel all others.

May 2, 2020 at 8:54 PM Escaped debris burn on Alison Ranch Road near Redwood Lane per a neighbor, units en route.

May 2, 2020 at 8:50 PM All units canceled from the smoke check.

May 2, 2020 at 8:44 PM Units have located three burn piles on one property on North Bloomfield Road. The piles have adequate clearing and the property owner is in attendance.

May 2, 2020 at 8:16 PM Units on North Bloomfield see a small column near Snow Tent, they are headed that way to investigate.

May 2, 2020 at 7:54 PM Smoke check in the area of North Bloomfield, caller reporting thick smoke.

May 2, 2020 at 10:47 AM Gradual Cooling Trend This Weekend. A weak weather system will produce scattered showers today, mainly over areas of Shasta County and into the higher terrain, mainly north of I-80. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible over Shasta County and the Southern Cascade range, extending into the Butte County foothills this afternoon into the early evening. Gusty winds and small hail appear to be the biggest impacts with these storms. Overall rainfall amounts are likely to stay between 0.10-0.25”, locally up to 0.50”, particularly where thunderstorms occur. Much of the shower activity should subside by around sundown. Otherwise, dry conditions will prevail into next week. Temperatures will be close to average this weekend while a gradual warm up ensues early next week. By mid to late next week, well above average temperatures are likely to return as a ridge of high pressure moves through.

May 2, 2020 at 9:23 AM Escaped debris burn, estimated by CHP at approximately 1 acre, on Magra Road in Dutch Flat. Units en route.

May 2, 2020 at 9:15 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 required, and 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.

May 1, 2020 at 6:00 PM There will no longer be a limit to the number of vehicles that can access McCourtney Road Transfer Station, but customers seeking to utilize the facility will be required to wear a face covering and will continue to be limited in the type of materials they can haul to the facility. The easing of a vehicle count restriction will begin Wednesday, May 6th. Full details: https://yubanet.com/regional/vehicle-limits-to-be-lifted-at-mccourtney-road-transfer-station/

May 1, 2020 at 5:31 PM Firefighters have located 5 burn piles, one has escaped control. One Dobbins engine to continue, all others can cancel.

May 1, 2020 at 5:25 PM Units in the area on Lake Francis are attempting to locate the reported burn pile.

May 1, 2020 at 5:17 PM Possible escaped debris burn on Lake Francis Lane, units en route.

May 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM All units released from Thornsberry

May 1, 2020 at 4:19 PM Vegetation fire, started by coals reigniting on Thornsberry Lane off Retrac Way, units en route.

May 1, 2020 at 2:16 PM Cavanaugh IC reports the forward progress of the Fire has been stopped, mop-up operations will take about 30 minutes. Some excess resources are being released.

May 1, 2020 at 2:14 PM All resources have arrived at scene and have begun suppression efforts.

May 1, 2020 at 2:10 PM Air Attack was over Nevada County for training, they’ll come overhead just to observe.

May 1, 2020 at 2:03 PM escaped debris burn on Cavanaugh Lane off John Barleycorn Road. Property owner reportedly left the pile unattended. Numerous resources en route.

May 1, 2020 at 12:05 PM Units are at scene of an escaped debris burn on Palomina Lane in Browns Valley. Firefighters are making good progress.

May 1, 2020 at 7:16 AM May starts out dry with slightly above normal temperatures. Warm weather will continue with highs trending slightly cooler thru the weekend. There is a chance of showers north of I-80 late Saturday through Sunday.

May 1, 2020 at 6:47 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 required by CAL FIRE beginning May 1, 2020.  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.

May 1, 2020 at 6:45 AM You can find last month’s log here.