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May 31, 2021 at 2:36 PM Reported smoke at Indian Springs/McCourtney/South Ponderosa is most likely just drift smoke from the Hutto Fire, engines are still checking the area, nothing visible on the cameras.

May 31, 2021 at 2:22 PM Smoke check in the Indian Springs/McCourtney area.

May 31, 2021 at 2:17 PM Medical rescue call at Bridgeport State Park.

May 31, 2021 at 2:03 PM Medical water rescue, at least 4 people in the water, at Mammoth Bar in Placer County.

May 31, 2021 at 1:00 PM Updates on the Hutto Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/hutto/

May 31, 2021 at 12:53 PM Air Attack is over the fire, Tankers 88 and 96 are arriving over the fire. TNF Helicopter 514 is on its way.

May 31, 2021 at 12:48 PM First unit at scene reports 2 acres in grass, pretty well established. All units to continue in, aircraft requested with one additional tanker.

May 31, 2021 at 12:43 PM Possible vegetation fire behind a house on Hutto Road, Big Oak Valley/Penn Valley area. Full wildland dispatch, including aircraft on order.

May 31, 2021 at 11:54 AM Multiple vehicles blocking the roadway on Pleasant Valley Road at Rices Crossing.

May 31, 2021 at 11:41 AM Spenceville IC reports the fire contained at 22 acres. All resources at scene will be committed for another 2 hours.

May 31, 2021 at 11:09 AM Forward progress of the Spenceville fire has been stopped.

May 31, 2021 at 10:42 AM Spenceville IC is requesting one additional water tender. The IC’s intent is to bring the fire down within the containment lines and blacken the area to prevent future ignitions.

May 31, 2021 at 10:35 AM Firefighters at the Spenceville shooting range are making good progress.

May 31, 2021 at 10:24 AM Spenceville IC reports the lines are holding, requests a dozer to respond as a precautionary measure. All resources dispatched to the incident are to continue in.

May 31, 2021 at 10:22 AM First unit at scene at the Spenceville shooting range reports about two acres, within the control lines established earlier this year.

May 31, 2021 at 10:10 AM Grass fire at the Spenceville shooting range, reported to be the size of two cars.

May 31, 2021 at 9:26 AM The Piper Fire is fully contained, mop-up operations are starting.

May 31, 2021 at 9:23 AM The Piper fire is about 80% contained now. Canceling some of the incoming engines.

May 31, 2021 at 9:21 AM Piper IC reports they have a hose around half of the fire. Homeowner has a tractor, IC is canceling the dozer and the Washington Ridge crew. The fire is holding at 1/2 to 3/4 of an acre. Water tender and engines to continue in.

May 31, 2021 at 9:18 AM Piper Incident Commander (IC) is requesting all units to continue in.

May 31, 2021 at 9:15 AM First units at scene report about 1/2 acre in grass burning at a moderate rate of spread. This will be the Piper incident.

May 31, 2021 at 9:06 AM Possible vegetation fire off Piper Hill and Farrell Dive in Penn Valley. Full wildland response on order.

May 31, 2021 at 9:01 AM High Heat Risk for Memorial Day and Tuesday. Today will likely be the hottest day of the week as the current heat event peaks. Valley locales that didn’t see their first triple digit highs yesterday will likely do so today. Highs today will be several degrees warmer than Sunday’s and will top out mostly in the 105-110 degree range across the Valley, with the foothills 95-105, and mountains mostly in the 70s and 80s. A Delta Breeze will develop this evening and that will bring some relief to the Delta region and the Sacramento and Stockton areas for Tuesday, but areas further inland will remain hot. Overnight lows will remain very warm tonight, especially for the Valley and foothill areas away from the Delta Breeze where lows may only drop into the upper 60s to mid 70s. Slightly cooler overnight temperatures are expected Tuesday night. This hot weather pattern will bring a high heat risk, and much of the population could be impacted. Any travelers, hikers, campers, or outdoor enthusiasts with plans to spend time outdoors should prepare for excessive heat. Not quite as hot weather for the second half of the week but above normal highs and moderate heat risk will continue.

May 30, 2021 at 9:12 PM Commercial structure fire on Texas Hill Road in the Oregon House area. Units are arriving at scene.

May 30, 2021 at 5:36 PM

May 30, 2021 at 4:55 PM Non-injury accident at the 49er Bridge on Hwy 49 between Nevada City and North San Juan. Car vs parked vehicle, no injuries reported.

May 30, 2021 at 4:28 PM Traffic on Hwy 20 from Nevada City to the junction with I-80 remains closed after a big rig overturned. All vehicles are being turned around at the Omega rest area. There is no estimated time of reopening.

May 30, 2021 at 4:27 PM Vehicle off the roadway on Deer Park Drive, units in route.

May 30, 2021 at 3:10 PM Cars blocking the road on the Bear River bridge at Dog Bar.

May 30, 2021 at 12:52 PM Smoke check near the junction of Hwy 20 and I-80. Units being dispatched, now canceled.

May 30, 2021 at 11:44 AM

May 30, 2021 at 9:49 AM The pup’s owner has reached out to us, looks like the pup will be home soon!

May 29, 2021 at 8:50 PM A male baby Pitbull (maybe 5 moths old) was found this afternoon on Long Point Road off Tyler Foote near Ananda. He had no collar and no tags. He is sweet and friendly, according to Paul, the Good Samaritan who found him. If this is your pup, please contact YubaNet at 530-409-9888 and we’ll put you in touch with Paul.

May 29, 2021 at 5:15 PM TNF Helicopter 514 will be over Scotts Flat and the Deer Creek watershed for training purposes. Also a portion of the training will be over Drum Forebay.

May 29, 2021 at 12:26 PM TNF Helicopter 514 is on a training/orientation flight over the area. They are not in route to a fire and, a this time, there are no fires reported in our area. Hydrate and enjoy the weekend.

May 29, 2021 at 8:39 AM High Heat Risk for Memorial Day Weekend and through Tuesday. We are going to continue to warm this weekend and will see our first major heat event of the year. Highs today in the Valley will be in the 90s to near 100 with most Valley locations pushing over 100 for the first time this year tomorrow. Widespread triple digits can be expected on Monday and Tuesday for the Valley, 90s to lower 100s for the Foothills and 70s to 80s in the mountains. These will be our hottest days with some cooling Wednesday and more cooling for the later part of the week. Overnight lows are also going to remain warm Sunday night through Tuesday night with some Foothill locations only falling into the mid 70s. This heat will bring a high heat risk and much of the population could be impacted by this type of heat. Any travelers, hikers, campers, or outdoor enthusiasts with plans to spend time outdoors over the holiday weekend should prepare for excessive heat. A weak system will bring a chance for a few afternoon showers and thunderstorms over the Sierra Crest from Lake Tahoe south today, otherwise dry weather is expected.

May 28, 2021 at 7:43 PM Sky IC reports they have a line around the fire, mop-up operations will take 1-2 hours.

May 28, 2021 at 7:40 PM Sky IC is canceling most of the incoming resources, forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

May 28, 2021 at 7:31 PM Sky Air Attack is canceling Helicopter 514 out of White Cloud, Tanker 88 is returning to Grass Valley on a load and hold. Firefighters on the ground are making good progress, Sky IC reports the fire is holding at under 1 acre.

May 28, 2021 at 7:27 PM Tanker 88 stretched the drop the length of the fire.

May 28, 2021 at 7:25 PM Tanker 88 will drop parallel to the railroad tracks. Fire is still away from the railroad tracks.

May 28, 2021 at 7:23 PM Sky IC reports 1/2 to 1 acre of a slow backing fire, difficult access. Air Attack and Tanker are overhead, reporting railroad tracks near the fire.

May 28, 2021 at 7:15 PM Units arriving at scene report the fire is being worked on by locals, firefighters making access now.

May 28, 2021 at 7:11 PM Full wildland dispatch, including aircraft, for a reported fire on Skyview Drive near Hwy 193 in the Newcastle area.

May 28, 2021 at 4:37 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 5 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,812 cases since the start of the pandemic, 137 are active. Two people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

85,289 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

40,581 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 48.2% of residents 18 and older.

May 28, 2021 at 1:03 PM Possible train derailment reported in the Twain area along Hwy 70 in Plumas County.

May 28, 2021 at 12:55 PM Multi-vehicle accident on northbound Hwy 49 at the Idaho-Maryland off ramp. Emergency services at scene, no injuries reported.

May 28, 2021 at 11:23 AM Accident on La Barr meadows in front of Sierra Plumbing. Emergency services in route.

May 28, 2021 at 11:18 AM A moment of “Awww,” brought to you by California State Parks.

May 28, 2021 at 10:05 AM High Heat Risk for Memorial Day Weekend and into early next week. We are going to see a warming trend as we head into the weekend with our first major heat event of the year. Highs will push above the triple digits for much of the area by Sunday with the hottest days Memorial Day and Tuesday. We will see some cooling on Wednesday but it will still remain hot for many locations. Overnight lows are also going to remain warm Sunday night through Tuesday night with some Foothill locations only falling into the mid 70s. This heat will bring a high heat risk and much of the population could be impacted by this type of heat. Any travelers, hikers, campers, or outdoor enthusiasts with plans to spend time outdoors over the holiday weekend should prepare for excessive heat. Overall the forecast is dry but a weak system will bring a slight chance for afternoon thunderstorms over the Sierra crest Saturday afternoon from Lake Tahoe south.

May 28, 2021 at 8:50 AM A series of aftershocks at the same location, seven so far with the strongest one registering at a magnitude 2.7 so far.

May 28, 2021 at 8:35 AM The earthquake has been revised down to a magnitude 4.2. If you felt it, report it to USGS.

May 28, 2021 at 8:26 AM A magnitude 4.3 (preliminary) earthquake occurred in Lake Tahoe.

Event type: Earthquake
Region: Northern California
Geographic coordinates: 39.136N, 120.044W
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: -2 km
Universal Time (UTC): 28 May 2021 15:25:22
Time near the Epicenter: 28 May 2021 08:25:22
Local standard time in your area: 28 May 2021 15:25:22
Location with respect to nearby cities:
7.5 km (4.7 mi) SE of Dollar Point, California
23.1 km (14.3 mi) NNW of South Lake Tahoe, California
24.1 km (14.9 mi) W of Carson City, Nevada
24.4 km (15.2 mi) SSE of Truckee, California
38.0 km (23.6 mi) NW of Gardnerville Ranchos, Nevada

May 27, 2021 at 6:47 PM Fire season 2021 is here. Join the Fire Chiefs, OES officials and learn about the new tools they have and the important part you have during an incident.

May 27, 2021 at 4:06 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 5 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,807 cases since the start of the pandemic, 134 are active. Two people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

84,892 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

40,245 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 47.8% of residents 18 and older.

May 27, 2021 at 4:04 PM Firefighters have thoroughly checked the Parks Bar area, unable to locate any fire, smoldering or otherwise.

May 27, 2021 at 3:46 PM Firefighters in route to check a reported burn pile/smoldering camp fire near the Parks Bar bridge in Smartsville. Units are in route.

May 27, 2021 at 3:45 PM NWS Sacramento: An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect for the Valley, foothills & portions of the Delta Sunday through Tuesday. High temperatures will soar into the upper 90s to near 108°. Pay special attention to sensitive groups such as the elderly and young children!

May 27, 2021 at 2:58 PM Air Attack 230 is over the Feather incident, reports approximately 3 acres, some structures involved in the center of the fire. Making good progress on containing the fire.

May 27, 2021 at 2:42 PM Firefighters responding to a reported vegetation fire in Kelly Ridge are in Butte County. 3-5 acres, structures threatened. Aircraft on order #FeatherFire

May 27, 2021 at 2:39 PM Casci IC reports forward progress has been stopped.

May 27, 2021 at 2:18 PM Casci IC reports the fire is about 4.5 acres, they are making good progress. Units will probably be committed for an additional 4-6 hours.

May 27, 2021 at 2:06 PM Casci Air Attack is releasing Tanker 88 back to Grass Valley after dropping close to 800 gallons of retardant in several drops. Ground resources are making good progress.

May 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM Tanker 88 has dropped a load of retardant on the Casci incident.

May 27, 2021 at 1:32 PM Air Attack 230 has coordinates for the fire and is guiding engines in. Additional water tender and hand crew in route to respond to the Casci incident. Access in from Casci Road off Hwy 20.

May 27, 2021 at 1:15 PM Air Attack 230 has lifted and is over the smoke in the Cascade Shores area.

May 27, 2021 at 12:49 PM Firefighters are still trying to make access to the fire above Cascade Shores, Air Attack has been requested to provide precise coordinates and possible access roads.

May 27, 2021 at 12:45 PM The on demand version of today’s Nevada County Vaccine update is available here:

May 27, 2021 at 11:52 AM Units are in route to check for the reported smoke in the Valencia Road/Mile Drive area above Cascade Shores.

May 27, 2021 at 11:39 AM Smoke report from Banner Mountain lookout, approximately 6 miles out to the northeast.

May 27, 2021 at 11:28 AM Vehicle off the roadway on Champion Mine Road near Old Downieville Hwy.

May 27, 2021 at 10:28 AM All units have been canceled for the reported stovetop fire.

May 27, 2021 at 10:21 AM Stovetop fire that is spreading to structure on Cross Star Trail in Loma Rica. Units in route.

May 27, 2021 at 10:08 AM A Pitbull is running in the roadway at the Brunswick off ramp on southbound Hwy 49, please use caution in the area.

May 27, 2021 at 9:08 AM Widespread moderate and high heat risk Sunday through Wednesday. An early-season heat event will get underway over the Memorial Day Weekend, featuring well-above normal temperatures for much of northern California. From now through Friday, dry conditions are forecast with temperatures near or slightly above late May normals. On Saturday, a weak system may trigger a few afternoon showers/thunderstorms in the Sierra Nevada, mainly around and south of Lake Tahoe. Elsewhere, dry and warming conditions are expected. By Sunday, high pressure will quickly build along and west of California, resulting in a significant warming trend that will peak around Memorial Day or Tuesday. Hot conditions will likely persist into Wednesday. Any travelers, hikers, campers, or outdoor enthusiasts with plans to spend time outdoors over the holiday weekend should prepare for excessive heat.

May 27, 2021 at 8:17 AM The smoke you are smelling this morning sank overnight into the area thanks to the nightly inversion. It is from the prescribed fire on the Tahoe National Forest near French Meadows. The burn continues today and has numerous resources on site.

May 27, 2021 at 8:10 AM Accident on eastbound Hwy 20 near the South Ponderosa on ramp. Emergency services are at scene.

May 27, 2021 at 7:20 AM Accident on Hwy 20 near Conservation Road. USFS staff reported the incident, no apparent injuries to the driver who is out of the vehicle. One lane is blocked.

May 26, 2021 at 4:28 PM Car fire, now extinguished, on Hwy 174 between Peardale and You Bet roads. Firefighters are at scene.

May 26, 2021 at 4:06 PM A trailer is blocking the right lane on eastbound Hwy 20 2 miles from Grass Valley.

May 26, 2021 at 3:54 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 4 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,803 cases since the start of the pandemic, 130 are active. Two people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

84,402 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

39,985 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 47.5% of residents 18 and older.

May 26, 2021 at 1:57 PM Reported accident on Hwy 49 near the Independence Trail, units are in route.

May 26, 2021 at 12:07 PM Overturned SUV, possibly abandoned from an earlier accident, on You Bet Road near Rollins Lake Road.

May 26, 2021 at 11:57 AM Possible brake fire on a big rig on westbound I-80 near the Alta off ramp. Units in route.

May 26, 2021 at 9:10 AM Significant heat for the Memorial Day Weekend and early next week. An early-season heat event will get underway over the Memorial Day Weekend, featuring well-above normal temperatures for much of northern California. From now through Friday, dry conditions are forecast with temperatures near or slightly above late May normals. On Saturday, a weak system may trigger a few afternoon showers/thunderstorms in the Sierra Nevada, mainly around and south of Lake Tahoe. Elsewhere, dry and warming conditions are expected. By Sunday, high pressure will quickly build along and west of California, resulting in a significant warming trend that will peak around Memorial Day or Tuesday. Any travelers, hikers, campers, or outdoor enthusiasts with plans to spend time outdoors over the holiday weekend should prepare for excessive heat. Hot conditions may linger into next week Wednesday.

May 26, 2021 at 8:53 AM Smoke check near the Oregon Creek rest area. Units in route.

May 26, 2021 at 8:52 AM

May 26, 2021 at 8:50 AM The power outage affecting 142 customers in the Lake Vera area is a planned outage, per PG&E.

May 26, 2021 at 7:42 AM A cow is reportedly taking a stroll on the road at the corner of Mt. Olive and Dog Bar Road. Use caution in the area.

May 25, 2021 at 4:10 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 10 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,798 cases since the start of the pandemic, 131 are active. Two people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

84,070 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

39,812 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 47.3% of residents 18 and older.

May 25, 2021 at 12:28 PM Nevada County remains in Red Tier, one of only 8 counties in the Substantial tier. On the good news side, the case rate per 100K is down to 4.8. If Nevada County maintains a rate below 6 daily new cases for another week, we will move into the orange tier before the Blueprint expires on June 15th. statewide.

May 25, 2021 at 9:02 AM A slightly cooler, but still warm day. Dry weather with temperatures near or above average through the week.

May 25, 2021 at 8:56 AM Vehicle down the embankment on Alexandra Way near East Lime Kiln Road.

May 24, 2021 at 5:10 PM Reported fire on I-80 near Applegate, units at scene have it.

May 24, 2021 at 3:49 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 6 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,789 cases since the start of the pandemic, 126 are active. Two people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

83,818 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

39,764 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 39.9% of the total population. 44.7% of the population 12 years and older has been fully vaccinated.

May 24, 2021 at 11:41 AM No smoke or fire seen at the reported big rig fire on I-80.

May 24, 2021 at 11:30 AM Big rig fire on westbound I-80 just west of the Secret Town Road off ramp. Units arriving at scene.

May 24, 2021 at 8:56 AM A rooster is wandering in the roadway on North Bloomfield. Unknown if escaped or set loose, either way use caution in the area.

May 24, 2021 at 8:00 AM Debris in the roadway on southbound Hwy 49 at the Empire Street off ramp, use caution in the area.

May 24, 2021 at 6:35 AM Sunny and warm week ahead. Warm temperatures this afternoon with highs in the upper 80’s at many locations. Temperatures will be near or above average through the week.

May 24, 2021 at 6:23 AM A reminder: CAL FIRE has suspended all residential burning starting today.

May 23, 2021 at 2:51 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the vehicles, mop-up operations are starting now.

May 23, 2021 at 2:48 PM Firefighters have stopped the forward progress of the grass fire, they are working on knocking down the vehicle fires. One engine and one water tender to respond, other incoming units can cancel. There are three vehicles involved, no barn.

May 23, 2021 at 2:43 PM First unit at scene on Perimeter reports about 1/4 care of grass on fire, one structure and 2 vehicles fully involved. All units to continue in.

May 23, 2021 at 2:41 PM Some extension to the grass reported at the barn fire at the end of Perimeter Road.

May 23, 2021 at 2:28 PM Reported barn on fire on Perimeter Road near Cabrera Road. Units in route.

May 22, 2021 at 8:54 PM Firefighters in route to check for a possibe burn pile on Lowell Hill Road near the Dutch Flat powerhouse.

May 22, 2021 at 5:18 PM Firefighters have stopped the forward progress of a burn pile on a No Burn day on Rector Road.

May 22, 2021 at 1:03 PM Beale Air Force prescribed burn was completed at 12:45, all lines are holding and are being monitored.

May 22, 2021 at 9:56 AM Beale Fire Department & Beale Wildland Fire Support Module will be conducting a Prescribed Fire on Beale Air Force Base. Approximately 106 acres of prescribed burning is scheduled for May 22nd, 2021 on Beale Air Force Base at the Heavy Range (M-60). Approximately 245 acres of prescribed burning is scheduled for May 24th, 2021 at the EOD Range.

May 21, 2021 at 8:14 PM Firefighters were unable to locate any fire on Hwy 20.

May 21, 2021 at 8:04 PM Firefighters on scene at Hwy 20 near Timbuctoo Road, attempting to locate a reported small fire. Nothing visible so far.

May 21, 2021 at 5:53 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 5 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,783 cases since the start of the pandemic, 129 are active. Three people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

82,853 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

38,797 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 38.9% of the total population. 43.6% of the population 12 years and older has been fully vaccinated.

May 21, 2021 at 3:48 PM Female dog found on Rough&Ready Hwy near Sarazac Lane. She had no collar or tag and is safe now at Sammie’s Friends. She is chipped, according to the data her name is Isabel but the phone numbers associated with the chip are not answering.

May 21, 2021 at 1:01 PM On behalf of Scott W. Lay, Nevada County Superintendent of Schools and Chris Espedal, Director of School Safety

This is a Safety Alert Update to inform you that Nevada Union High School experienced an accidental false alarm that triggered a “lockdown” on the school campus.   All students and staff are safe, all threats have been ruled out, and the lockdown has been cleared.

Staff and students responded appropriately by securing classrooms and buildings and following rehearsed lockdown protocols.  The school worked with responding Nevada County law enforcement agencies to clear all classrooms and buildings from potential threats, and the lockdown has been lifted.

In an effort to dispel rumors, there was no threats or incidents on any other campuses in Nevada County. 

A huge thank you to the Nevada County Sheriff, Grass Valley Police Department, and local CHP for their quick response and implementation of the planned safety protocol. 

May 21, 2021 at 11:16 AM Update from NU: There was no cyber breach, it was only a false alarm. The incident turned into an impromptu drill, complete with clearing the campus. NU officials want to express their thanks for the assistance by local law enforcement who visited every room at NU. The campus is clear, law enforcement is leaving and classes are resuming. A bit of rumor control, there are no other incidents at any other local schools.

May 21, 2021 at 10:57 AM Bystander has put out the fire on Rough&Ready Road. Canceling all units except one engine.

May 21, 2021 at 10:52 AM Reported vegetation fire, roadside fire on Rough&Ready Road near Rough&Ready Hwy. Units in route.

May 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM The lockdown at NU was a false alarm, the school is going through the lockdown protocol as a drill nonetheless. Nevada Union High School is experiencing a technical breach in their system which triggered a “lockdown”.  All students are safe and law enforcement is on site working with IT.

May 21, 2021 at 9:15 AM Cool and windy through Saturday with a chance of thunderstorms. A weather system will bring additional periods of showers and thunderstorms to the mountains and foothills through Saturday. Snow levels are a bit higher today than yesterday, although some travel impacts near pass level will still be possible. Isolated storms are also possible again this afternoon, and again tomorrow. Cooler temperatures and breezy winds are expected today, particularly in the Sacramento Valley. Drier weather is expected on Sunday, with additional shower chances seen early next week over far northern California.

May 21, 2021 at 8:20 AM Units at scene in Colfax report they can handle, all resources still in route can cancel.

May 21, 2021 at 8:17 AM Units are at scene in Colfax.

May 21, 2021 at 8:07 AM Report of a big rig fire on Milk Ranch Road and Campground Road in Colfax, units in route. Some extension to the wildland.

May 21, 2021 at 7:26 AM Today is a No Burn day in accordance with CAL FIRE fire safety concerns. CAL FIRE will suspend residential open burning for the season beginning May 24, 2021 at 8:00AM

May 20, 2021 at 10:47 PM The outage affecting 75 customers in the Alta Sierra area was caused by a tree through the power lines. The location is not accessible by vehicle, the repair crew is at scene and working to restore power. Estimated time of restoration will not be before 4am.

May 20, 2021 at 10:40 PM Power has been restored to the Washington, Allegheny, Downieville and Sierra City areas.

May 20, 2021 at 10:30 PM One more engine to continue in to Short Circle, all others can cancel.

May 20, 2021 at 10:24 PM Short IC requests one additional engine to continue in Code 3 (lights and sirens) all others can reduce to Code 2.

May 20, 2021 at 10:23 PM First unit has arrived at scene on Short Circle off Banner Lava Cap. Occupants are out of the home, firefighters are assessing the fire.

May 20, 2021 at 10:14 PM Residential structure fire, possibly fire in the wall under the deck, off Banner Lava Cap Road. Units in route.

May 20, 2021 at 8:35 PM Power outage in the Town of Washington, Allegheny, Downieville and Sierra City is caused by a transmission line outage. Crews are accessing the line, once the troublespot is located an estimated time of restoration can be given for the 1,200+ customers.

May 20, 2021 at 5:36 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 6 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,777 cases since the start of the pandemic, 132 are active. Three people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

82,302 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

38,367 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 45.6% of residents 18 and older.

May 20, 2021 at 4:56 PM Lark IC reports the fire is holding, slow rate of spread, no threat to structures. Canceling some of the incoming units. Air tankers have been released back to McClellan.

May 20, 2021 at 4:47 PM Firefighters are at scene, Air Attack 230, Tanker 96 and 88 are in route to the fire in Sheridan. IC reports about one acre, in grass and flashy fuels. They are working on a hose lay.

May 20, 2021 at 4:37 PM Reported grass fire, approximately 1/2 acre with structure threat, on Meadowlark Lane in the Sheridan area.

May 20, 2021 at 4:14 PM CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties. This suspension takes effect 8:00am, Monday, May 24th, 2021, and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves.

May 20, 2021 at 3:49 PM Car into the embankment on northbound Hwy 49 just south of the Hwy 174 off ramp.

May 20, 2021 at 12:57 PM The on demand version of today’s webinar is now available:

May 20, 2021 at 9:34 AM Rain/snow showers, thunderstorms into the weekend. A weather system is expected to bring multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms to the mountains and foothills through Saturday. Mountain snow showers and isolated thundersnow will be possible today and into early Friday, which could cause travel impacts, especially at the higher mountain elevations for hikers, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Cooler temperatures and breezy winds are expected, particularly in the Sacramento Valley. The potential for mountain showers will linger into Sunday as the system exits the region.

May 20, 2021 at 6:13 AM Join us for the weekly Nevada County vaccine update webinar on today at noon. Local pediatricians, healthcare providers, public health and school officials will answer your questions about immunizing kids. Register here to participate in the live webinar, send us your questions now to townhall@yubanet.com or watch the webinar on demand on our YouTube channel at your convenience.

May 19, 2021 at 9:36 PM A small spot within the Quail Fire in Browns Valley has reignited. Units are at scene, reporting it is well within the containment lines. They are taking action now.

May 19, 2021 at 9:21 PM Spread the word Thursday, May 20, 2021 is a No Burn day.

May 19, 2021 at 8:19 PM Firefighters in the Cascade Shores area are unable to locate the burn pile.

May 19, 2021 at 7:48 PM Units in the area are still attempting to locate the fire, one caller reported it to be on the northeast side of the lake. They will check sideroads closer to the lake.

May 19, 2021 at 7:46 PM Firefighters are in the area, attempting to locate the fire north of Cascade Shores.

May 19, 2021 at 7:27 PM Units in route to a smoke check in the vicinity of Casci Road above Cascade Shores, smoke seen on the cameras.

May 19, 2021 at 5:41 PM Golf cart accident on Acacia Court near Torrey Pines in Lake of the Pines. CHP log notes cart going at high speed prior to accident. Units in route.

May 19, 2021 at 5:31 PM Meadows IC reports a 20 by 20 ft spot only. One engine to continue in, the dozer and the crew can cancel.

May 19, 2021 at 5:27 PM Avoid La Barr Meadows Road near McKnight, numerous fire engines in the area.

May 19, 2021 at 5:25 PM Reported small fire, possibly a burn pile, on La Barr Meadows Road in Grass Valley. Numerous units in route.

May 19, 2021 at 4:11 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 6 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,771 cases since the start of the pandemic, 129 are active. Three people are hospitalized – two in ICU.

81,570 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

38,153 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 45.4% of residents 18 and older.

May 19, 2021 at 3:36 PM Accident on Hwy 49 in front of the Brass Rail in North San Juan. Vehicle vs pedestrian, air ambulance on order.

May 19, 2021 at 3:26 PM Wise IC reports the final size is 19.1 acres.

May 19, 2021 at 3:06 PM Maidu IC reports the final size is .4 acres, the fire will need to be checked this evening.

May 19, 2021 at 2:54 PM Wise IC reports the forward progress has been stopped, resources will be committed for one hour.

May 19, 2021 at 2:47 PM Head on collision near the Colfax High School, units at scene.

May 19, 2021 at 2:37 PM Gold IC reports that fire contained at 5.2 acres.

May 19, 2021 at 2:35 PM updates on the Oak Fire on Penryn will be here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/oakpenryn/

May 19, 2021 at 2:26 PM Oak IC reports the fire is making a run towards the east, all units on Oak Tree for now. They are working on additional access to the fire via King Road. Structures threatened on Rancho Verde Lane.

May 19, 2021 at 2:22 PM First unit at scene on Oak Tree reports 1/4 to 1/2 acre in a mowed field, burning towards heavy brush. All units to continue in.

May 19, 2021 at 2:17 PM South Placer County, 1/4 acre fire on Oak Tree Lane in the Penryn area, sparked by a tractor. Units in route.

May 19, 2021 at 2:16 PM Units at scene on West Wise report one acre, wind-driven. No structures threatened.

May 19, 2021 at 2:13 PM Air Attack in route to the fire of West Wise Road.

May 19, 2021 at 2:11 PM PG&E has secured the leak on Foresthill Avenue in Auburn and deems the area safe again.

May 19, 2021 at 2:04 PM Report of a new start, grass fire, West Wise Road and Hwy 65 in Lincoln. Units in route.

May 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM Gas leak on Foresthill Avenue in Auburn. Firefighters are at scene, Auburn PD is evacuating homes in the area as a precautionary measure.

May 19, 2021 at 1:33 PM Gold IC is canceling the incoming helicopter, they have a line around the fire. Mop-up operations will take 3-4 hours.

May 19, 2021 at 1:27 PM Gold IC reports the forward progress of the fire has been stopped. Resources at scene can handle.

May 19, 2021 at 1:25 PM There are no evacuations for the Gold incident at this time, that’s why there is no update on Zonehaven. This is strictly an evacuation tool.

May 19, 2021 at 1:20 PM Gold IC thinks they can pick up the fire fairly quickly, the helicopter request is in case of spot fires.

May 19, 2021 at 1:17 PM Firefighters are constructing line around the 2-acre Gold fire. IC is requesting one helicopter if available.

May 19, 2021 at 1:12 PM Maidu IC reports forward progress of the fire has been stopped. Mop-up operations will take about an hour.

May 19, 2021 at 1:04 PM Resources released from the Maidu incident are moving to the Gold incident near Szabo Vineyards. 1/2 acre burning at a slow rate of spread, vineyards on one side.

May 19, 2021 at 12:58 PM New start on Gold Fork Road off Bitney Springs, oversized burn pile escaped. Numerous resources being dispatched.

May 19, 2021 at 12:57 PM Maidu IC requests one more CAL FIRE engine to continue in, that should be sufficient to contain the fire.

May 19, 2021 at 12:54 PM Maidu IC reports about 1/4 acre in size, slow rate of spread, good progress being made.

May 19, 2021 at 12:53 PM Smoke check on an oversized burn pile off Bitney Springs Road, units in route.

May 19, 2021 at 12:49 PM Escaped burn pile on Maidu Trail off Indian Springs Road in the Penn Valley area, structures potentially threatened. Numerous resources in route.

May 19, 2021 at 10:32 AM Rain/mountain snow showers, thunderstorms return Thursday – Saturday. A weather system is expected to bring multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms to the mountains, foothills, and northern Sacramento Valley as early as late this afternoon through Saturday. Mountain snow showers are possible tonight through Friday, which could cause travel impacts, especially at the higher mountain elevations for hikers, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Cooler temperatures and breezy winds are expected, as well. Stay tuned for forecast updates.

May 19, 2021 at 10:15 AM Test ignition at Mt. Howell was successful, the prescribed fire has been cleared for implementation.

May 19, 2021 at 10:02 AM CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire Department is implementing a live fire operation on the Mt. Howell Fire Lookout State property in Placer County near Colfax, the test burn has just been initiated. This burn will help reduce the fuel load while converting up to 3 acres of Scotch Broom, French Broom, and other invasive plants and underbrush to native vegetation around the fire lookout. The prescribed burn will also offer training to area firefighters. Resources will remain at the scene until all fire is extinguished and continue to check the burn for several days following the project’s completion.

File photo from the May 9, 2021 burn

May 19, 2021 at 9:58 AM Fire on Timbuctoo has been fully contained and mapped at 0.9 acres.

May 19, 2021 at 9:14 AM Timbuctoo IC requests one additional engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

May 19, 2021 at 9:11 AM First unit has arrived at scene. Neighbor reports the house closest to the fire is vacant.

May 19, 2021 at 9:07 AM Reported residential structure fire with possible extension to the wildland on Timbuctoo Road in Smartsville. Units in route.

May 19, 2020 at 3:02 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. 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.

A Burn Permit is required.  See https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/.

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.

May 19, 2021 at 2:48 AM Mooney IC reports the remaining resources will be committed for another hour to complete mop-up operations.

May 19, 2021 at 2:18 AM Prevention officer has arrived at the Broad incident.

May 19, 2021 at 1:52 AM Mooney IC reports the fire is fully contained at 0.86 acres. Releasing most resources from the incident.

May 19, 2021 at 1:47 AM Broad IC reports the fire is nearing containment. Units at scene are starting mop-up operations. Prevention officer is requested to respond to the fire.

May 19, 2021 at 1:42 AM Firefighters are taking suppression action on both the trailer and vegetation fire.

May 19, 2021 at 1:33 AM Units at scene report a trailer on fire next to the apartments across from Chief Kelly Drive. Threat to the vegetation and exposure for structures on all sides. This will be the Broad incident.

May 19, 2021 at 1:32 AM Better location for the structure fire with extension to the wildland is the dirt parking lot across from Chief Kelly Drive.

May 19, 2021 at 1:27 AM Units are arriving at scene on West Broad, Mooney IC is releasing additional resources to respond to the new fire.

May 19, 2021 at 1:25 AM Units at scene report this is an RV fire, flames are getting into the trees now. The trailer is probably occupied.

May 19, 2021 at 1:22 AM Report of a possible vegetation or structure fire on Hwy 49 on the Nevada City side between West Broad and the Rood center. Units in route.

May 19, 2021 at 1:07 AM Mooney IC is releasing some resources back to Penn Valley. Washington Ridge crew will arrive in approximately 10 minutes and assist with mop-up operations.

May 19, 2021 at 12:54 AM Some of the engines will be released in about 30 minutes from the fire. Perimeter control and forward progress stopped.

May 19, 2021 at 12:51 AM Mooney IC updates acreage to 1.5 acres. Wet line around the fire is almost complete. Staging the dozer at this time.

May 19, 2021 at 12:40 AM Mooney IC reports 1/4 acre, firefighters are making good progress. One structure is threatened, structure protection is in place. Some wind on the fire, no spotting at this time.

May 19, 2021 at 12:35 AM Units at scene are making access to the fire via a narrow dirt road. Mooney IC reports structures in the area, no immediate threat. Engines are being positioned for structure protection.

May 19, 2021 at 12:26 AM Washington Ridge crew 4 being dispatched to the fire on Mooney Flat. All resources to stage on Hwy 20 at Mooney Flat.

May 19, 2021 at 12:22 AM Units in the area confirm there is an active fire in the Mooney Flat area, trying to make access now.

May 19, 2021 at 12:18 AM Reported vegetation fire on Mooney Flat Road near Hwy 20 in the Penn Valley area. Numerous resources in route to the incident. Caller reports the fire to be the size of a football field.

May 18, 2021 at 10:33 PM Hwy 49 at Oak Drive near Combie is fully open again.

May 18, 2021 at 7:27 PM Still only one-lane traffic on Hwy 49 near Combie after the accident on Oak Drive. It’ll be several hours before the highway is fully reopened.

May 18, 2021 at 3:27 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 4 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,765 cases since the start of the pandemic, 123 are active. Three people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

81,148 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

37,897 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 45.1% of residents 18 and older.

May 18, 2021 at 1:21 PM CHP is at scene of the accident on northbound Hwy 49 at Oak Drive. Use an alternate route if possible.

May 18, 2021 at 1:14 PM Accident on Hwy 49 and Oak Drive, cement truck vs passenger vehicle. Emergency services are at scene, northbound lanes are blocked.

May 18, 2021 at 12:13 PM Nevada County remains in the Red Tier of the CDPH’s Blueprint for a safer economy. Only 10 counties are still in the Red Tier.

May 18, 2021 at 8:24 AM Showers, Mountain Snow, and Thunderstorms Return Thursday – Saturday. Dry and warmer conditions expected today and tomorrow for interior Northern California. A weather system is expected to bring multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms to the mountains, foothills, and northern Sacramento Valley late tomorrow through Saturday. Mountain snow showers are possible Wednesday night through Friday, which could cause travel impacts, especially at the higher mountain elevations. Cooler temperatures and breezy winds are expected as well. Stay tuned for forecast updates.

May 18, 2021 at 6:57 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. 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.

A Burn Permit is required.  See https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/.

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.

May 17, 2021 at 4:27 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 8 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,758 cases since the start of the pandemic, 118 are active. Five people are hospitalized – two in ICU.

80,681 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

37,654 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 44.8% of residents 18 and older.

May 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM Small spot, 5 by 5 only, fully extinguished near an irrigation fitch on Fruitland Road.

May 17, 2021 at 10:49 AM Reported grass fire on Fruitland Road, possibly started by a mower. Units in route.

May 17, 2021 at 7:27 AM Dry and warm through midweek, cooling trend returns Friday. Dry weather with slightly warmer temperatures is expected early this week. Unsettled weather along with cooler temperatures returns after mid-week.

May 17, 2021 at 7:18 AM Motorcycle accident on Hwy 49 near the 49er bridge. Units in route.

May 17, 2021 at 6:40 AM Today is a No Burn Day in accordance with CAL FIRE fire safety concerns.

Photo courtesy Sophia Goodman

May 16, 2021 at 7:06 PM Units at scene on Hwy 49 will be committed for another 20-30 minutes. Use caution in the area and expect delays.

May 16, 2021 at 6:29 PM Reported overturned vehicle on Hwy 49 near the Independence trailhead. Units in route.

May 16, 2021 at 5:02 PM A strong thunderstorm will affect northeastern Placer and northeastern Nevada counties.

At 5:00 PM, a strong thunderstorm was located over Cisco. The storm is nearly stationary. Winds in excess of 30 mph and pea size hail are possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include: Interstate 80 between Cisco and Kingvale, Blue Canyon, Cisco, Emigrant Gap, Kingvale, Lake Spaulding, Sugarbowl Ski Resort, Meadow Lake and Rattlesnake Mountain.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

May 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM 1,894 lightning strikes recorded on Saturday statewide. Several downstrikes were recorded near the Hwy 20-I-80 junction and in the Truckee area. Firefighters will be patrolling the areas to detect any new fire starts.

May 15, 2021 at 6:41 PM Gage IC reports 1/4 acre of vegetation, holding. The RV and the vehicle are fully engulfed.

May 15, 2021 at 6:35 PM Firefighters are making progress on the RV fire, IC is having all the incoming resources stage on Garden Bar Road.

May 15, 2021 at 6:19 PM Recreational vehicle fire, with extension to the wildland on Gage Lane near Garden Bar road. Numerous units in route.

May 15, 2021 at 11:36 AM Chance of showers and thunderstorms continue today and into Monday. Shower and thunderstorm chances have expanded today from the Coastal and Shasta County mountains and now include the Sacramento Valley as well as the Sierra Nevada/foothills. As the system progresses south and east, expect the shower and thunderstorm chances to be mainly limited to the Sierra on Sunday and Monday. Main impacts with these showers and thunderstorms will be lightning, brief heavy downpours, locally gusty winds, and small hail. Additionally, can’t rule out the chance of some new fire starts associated with lightning where vegetation is driest. By mid to late next week, another trough is slated to move into NorCal. Cooler temperatures, breezy winds, and perhaps even a few more rounds of mountain showers and thunderstorms will be possible.

May 14, 2021 at 5:25 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 4 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,751 cases since the start of the pandemic, 118 are active. Eight people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

79,524 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

36,874 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 43.9% of residents 18 and older.

May 14, 2021 at 3:34 PM Firefighters made quick work of a 2 by 2 spot fire on westbound I-80 at the Hey 174 off ramp. Use caution in the area and watch for firefighters.

May 14, 2021 at 10:14 AM Chance of showers and thunderstorms return into early next week. A weather system will drop from the northern Pacific beginning today, and will bring with it a cooling trend as well as shower and thunderstorm chances. For today, the best chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms will be mainly limited to Shasta County as well as the Coastal Range. On Saturday, shower and thunderstorm chances will expand south to include more areas of the Sacramento Valley as well as the Sierra Nevada/foothills. As the system progresses south and east, expect the shower and thunderstorm chances to be mainly limited to the Sierra on Sunday and Monday. Main impacts with these showers and thunderstorms will be lightning, brief heavy downpours, locally gusty winds, and small hail. Additionally, can’t rule out the chance of some new fire starts associated with lightning where vegetation is driest.

May 14, 2021 at 10:08 AM Accident on Gold Country Drive and Pleasant Valley Road, emergency services in route.

May 14, 2021 at 6:59 AM Today is a No Burn Day in accordance with CAL FIRE fire safety concerns.

May 13, 2021 at 10:13 PM PG&E crews are working to restore power to 29 customers in Penn Valley on Willowbrook Lane. Tree into the power lines caused damge, crews estimate to have power fully restored by midnight.

May 13, 2021 at 9:30 PM Outage has been reduced to 16 customers in Grass Valley.

May 13, 2021 at 9:12 PM Power outage affecting 395 homes in Grass Valley.

May 13, 2021 at 6:04 PM First unit at scene reports power lines on the ground, this will be the Willowbrook incident. There is no fire at this time, one engine to continue in for standby.

May 13, 2021 at 6:02 PM Reported small vegetation fire, tree into power lines, on Willowbrook Lane in Penn Valley. Units in route.

May 13, 2021 at 4:44 PM Motorcycle accident on Alison Ranch Road near McCourtney. Units are at scene, reporting only minor injuries to the rider.

May 13, 2021 at 4:25 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 4 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,747 cases since the start of the pandemic, 121 are active. Six people are hospitalized – two in ICU.

78,727 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

36,491 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 43.5% of residents 18 and older.

May 13, 2021 at 1:34 PM The roadway is partially blocked on Tyler Foote Crossing at the intersection of Purdon Road.

May 13, 2021 at 12:45 PM The on-demand version of our weekly Nevada County Vaccine Update webinar is available on YouTube. Dr. Glennah Trochet, Dr. Alinea Stevens and Dr. Scott Kellermann talked about access to immunizations for younger people, updated mask guidance and long-haul patients. Ryan Gruver provided the update on current immunization rates.

May 13, 2021 at 10:20 AM Accident on Pleasant Valley Road, car into the offices of Dental Solutions. No injuries but the driver is stuck in the vehicle. Units at scene.

May 13, 2021 at 10:18 AM An older black dog is running in the roadway on North Bloomfield about 1/2 mile east of Coyote Street. Check if your canine companion is safe and if you’re driving in the area, please reduce your speed.

May 13, 2021 at 9:18 AM Showers/Thunderstorms possible Friday – Monday. Above normal temperatures will continue again this afternoon with Valley highs in the 80s to middle 90s. A weather system will drop from the northern Pacific beginning Friday, and will bring with it a cooling trend as well as afternoon shower and thunderstorm chances. For Friday, the best chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms will be mainly limited to Shasta County as well as the Coastal Range. On Saturday, shower and thunderstorm chances will expand south to include more areas of the Sacramento Valley as well as the Sierra Nevada/foothills. As the system progresses south and east, expect the shower and thunderstorm chances to be mainly limited to the Sierra on Sunday and Monday. Main impacts with these showers and thunderstorms will be lightning, brief heavy downpours, gusty winds, and small hail. Additionally, can’t rule out the chance of some new fire starts associated with lightning.

May 13, 2021 at 9:05 AM Today’s noon webinar will provide updates on safe social gathering practices, both outdoor and indoor. Also, long haul COVID patients – are there additional risks? Join us from noon to 12:30 pm or email your question to townhall@yubanet.com.

May 13, 2021 at 8:00 AM Units are at scene on Indian Springs Road, burn pile is being extinguished.

May 13, 2021 at 7:44 AM Possible fire on Indian Springs Road near Michelle Court in Penn Valley. Reported as a possible burn pile (on a No Burn day.) Units in route.

May 13, 2021 at 6:45 AM Today is a No Burn Day in accordance with CAL FIRE fire safety concerns.

May 12, 2021 at 5:53 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 3 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,742 cases since the start of the pandemic, 123 are active. Seven people are hospitalized – two in ICU.

78,186 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

36,083 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 43% of residents 18 and older.

May 12, 2021 at 5:35 PM Firefighters are making good progress, hose lay around the structure is complete, they have knockdown on the fire.

May 12, 2021 at 5:11 PM Firefighters have mitigated the threat of extension to the wildland. A vehicle and a 500-sq ft structure are fully involved. Ground resources should be sufficient to contain this incident, per Fruitland IC.

May 12, 2021 at 5:07 PM Units at scene report fully involved structure, requesting additional units, hold the aircraft for now. Little threat to vegetation at this time.

May 12, 2021 at 5:02 PM Reported structure fire with possible extension to the wildland on Fruitland Road near Virginia Road in Loma Rica. Numerous units in route.

May 12, 2021 at 2:19 PM Deceased male located off of Brunswick Road. At this time, Grass Valley Police Detectives are investigating this as a “suspicious death” as the cause of death is not obvious or apparent. The Nevada County Coroner will conduct the death investigation in an attempt to determine the cause.

May 12, 2021 at 1:31 PM Diver has resurfaced and is safe.

May 12, 2021 at 1:20 PM Rescue operation underway for a diver at Sugar Pine Reservoir in the Auburn area.

May 12, 2021 at 12:37 PM Updates on the 25-acre Quail Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/quailrun/

May 12, 2021 at 12:27 PM Firefighters are starting a hose lay on the left flank.

May 12, 2021 at 12:24 PM Quail IC is reporting the fire is burning at a slow to moderate rate of spread. Numerous resources are at scene.

May 12, 2021 at 12:14 PM Units at scene on Quail Run report 3+ acres. All units to continue in.

May 12, 2021 at 12:13 PM Wildflower incident is contained, engines returning to their stations.

May 12, 2021 at 12:08 PM Vegetation fire, reported as approximately 1 acre, on Quail Run Ave near Deer Hollow Trail in the Loma Rica area. Units in route.

May 12, 2021 at 11:55 AM Passenger vehicle fire, reported as a vehicle parked in the driveway, on Wildflower Drive in Lake Wildwood. Possible threat to structure, units in route.

May 12, 2021 at 11:26 AM First engines have arrived at scene. Air Attack reports no structure threat, only smoldering debris. One CAL FIRE engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

May 12, 2021 at 11:23 AM CHP H24 is over the fire, Air Attack 230 arriving at scene.

May 12, 2021 at 11:18 AM Report of a vegetation fire on Rollins Lake Road in Colfax. Caller reports fence post on fire, spreading to the vegetation. Air Attack 230 is in the area on a training flight, they are responding.

May 12, 2021 at 10:52 AM Updated location for the accident in on Penn Valley Drive, fire is at scene, reporting no or very minor injuries to the solo occupant.

May 12, 2021 at 10:35 AM Accident on Pleasant Valley Road, car vs rock wall. Units in route.

May 12, 2021 at 8:12 AM Hot temperatures this week, thunderstorm chances Friday – Sunday. Hot temperatures continue across interior Northern California through tomorrow. A weather system will drop down from the north at the end of the week through the weekend which will bring gradually cooling temperatures with increased onshore flow to the southern Sacramento Valley and northern San Joaquin Valley. Temperatures in the northern Sacramento Valley will remain 10-15 degrees above normal through the weekend. The weather system will also bring a slight chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms Friday through Sunday with the best chances over the higher elevations.

May 12, 2021 at 6:36 AM Today is a No Burn Day in accordance with CAL FIRE fire safety concerns.

May 11, 2021 at 8:43 PM Fire is within Marysville Fire’s jurisdiction. Canceling resources still in route. Power outage is affecting 732 homes.

May 11, 2021 at 8:38 PM Report of a small fire, power lines down in a field, on Hwy 20 bear Kibbe Road in Browns Valley. Units in route, caller reports bird into a transmission line causing the fire.

May 11, 2021 at 8:18 PM Barn on fire on Hwy 49 and Grayson Road near Lone Star Road outside of Auburn. Firefighters are at scene, making good progress.

May 11, 2021 at 5:38 PM Two Dobbins units have arrived at scene, Texas IC reports they have opened the structure, no fire inside and no extension to the wildland. They have contained the small spot, canceling all incoming units.

May 11, 2021 at 5:31 PM Residential structure fire with possible extension to the wildland, reported as a fire under the house, on Texas Hill Road in the Dobbins area. Numerous resources in route.

May 11, 2021 at 4:22 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 3 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,739 cases since the start of the pandemic, 123 are active. Six people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

35,778 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 42.6% of residents 18 and older.

May 11, 2021 at 2:45 PM Units in the area of westbound I-80 have been unabe to locate any big rig or car with smoking brakes. Canceling all units.

May 11, 2021 at 2:37 PM Truck fire on westbound I-80, reported as smoking brakes only, just west of the Three Mile Grade. Units are in route, no smoke seen on the cameras.

May 11, 2021 at 12:55 PM Nevada County remains firmly in the state’s Red Tier, with only 10 other counties. All others have moved to less restrictive tiers. The data used by CDPH is lagging by one week, it shows 11.7 new cases per day per 100,000 and a 5.2% positivity rate.

May 11, 2021 at 12:52 PM The National Weather Service in Sacramento has cancelled the Red Flag Warning. Gusty winds have decreased early this afternoon and the Red Flag Warning has been cancelled. Extremely dry conditions remain and fire safety should continue to be practiced.

May 11, 2021 at 12:36 PM Critical fire weather conditions today, hot temperatures. We are going to see one more day of somewhat breezy winds across the area with wind gusts up to 25 mph. These winds along with very relative humidity will keep critical fire weather conditions in place. Less wind is then expected the rest of the week as high pressure builds in overhead. This high pressure will bring hot temperatures with widespread 90s expected today and tomorrow. A weather system will drop down from the north at the end of the week and that will bring a slight cool down with increased onshore flow. It will also bring a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms with the best chances over the higher elevations.

May 11, 2021 at 7:24 AM Today is a No Burn Day in accordance with CAL FIRE fire safety concerns.

May 10, 2021 at 4:10 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 27 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,736 cases since the start of the pandemic, 138 are active. Five people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

77,245 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

35,723 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 42.6% of residents 18 and older.

May 10, 2021 at 2:11 PM Reported vegetation fire, roadside spot, on LaPorte Road in Yuba County. Units in route.

May 10, 2021 at 12:28 PM First unit at scene reports a small spot only, surrounded by parking lots. Waiting for PG&E to arrive. No threat, canceling all incoming resources except for one engine. 28 customers are without power.

May 10, 2021 at 12:27 PM Reported fire on Musso Road near Hogvertal Hill in Auburn. Power lines are reported down.

May 10, 2021 at 12:21 PM Accident on the 13000 block of Rough&Ready Hwy, roadway is clear.

May 10, 2021 at 8:32 AM Critical fire weather conditions today into Tuesday. We are going to continue to see periods of gusty winds into Tuesday across the area. The strongest winds will be today across the Valley with wind gusts 25-35 mph. Some gusty winds will then develop over the Sierra again tonight. These winds along with very low relative humidity will keep critical fire weather conditions in place into early Tuesday evening. Highs today in the Valley will be in the low 90s, warming further Tuesday and Wednesday with widespread mid 90s. Lighter onshore winds are expected for mid to late in the week.

May 10, 2021 at 7:01 AM Today is a No Burn Day in accordance with CAL FIRE fire safety concerns.

May 9, 2021 at 2:16 PM Firefighters in route to check a burn pile on a No Burn day (Red Flag Warning) on Hwy 174 near Rattlesnake.

May 9, 2021 at 1:40 PM Updates on the Magra Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/magra/

May 9, 2021 at 1:33 PM Magra IC is assigning incoming units to structure defense on Gold Run Road.

May 9, 2021 at 1:32 PM There appears to be an immediate structure threat on Gold Run Road.

May 9, 2021 at 1:30 PM Magra IC reports about 3/4 of an acre of vegetation involved, with 3 spots outside of the main fire. They have knockdown on the trailer fire. IC is requesting aircraft to respond.

May 9, 2021 at 1:28 PM Box trailer is fully engulfed. Westbound I-80 traffic is being stopped at Gold Run.

May 9, 2021 at 1:24 PM Units at scene report extension to the vegetation, approximately 1/8th of an acre running upslope. Access is from the Gold Run on ramp. One lane of westbound I-80 is being shut down by CHP.

May 9, 2021 at 1:20 PM Big rig with possible brake fire on westbound I-80 between Gold Run and Secret Town. Units arriving at scene.

May 9, 2021 at 11:03 AM Critical fire weather conditions today into Tuesday. We are going to continue to see periods of gusty winds into Tuesday across the area. The strongest winds will be today across the Valley with wind gusts 30-40 mph. Gusty winds will then develop over the Sierra tonight and Monday night. These winds along with very low relative humidity will keep critical fire weather conditions in place into Monday evening with elevated fire weather concerns into Tuesday afternoon. Highs today will be near 90 and we will continue to see a warming trend this week with widespread mid 90s in the Valley Tuesday and Wednesday.

May 9 at 4:18 AM Old IC reports the fire is contained at approximately 1/4 acre, heavy mop up in progress.

May 9 at 4:01 AM Old IC reports a hose line around the fire is complete, they are building the hand line. Forward progress has been stopped.

May 9 at 3:51 AM Firefighters are making progress, the fire is burning at a slow rate of spread in brush and timber.

May 9 at 3:40 AM First unit at scene reports approximately 1/2 acre, better location is Clarks Road and Tyler Foote.

May 9 at 3:23 AM Reported vegetation fire on Jackass Flats Road near Old Mill Road on the San Juan Ridge, units in route. This will be the Old incident.

May 8, 2021 at 11:04 Units at scene can handle, canceling all incoming units.

May 8, 2021 at at 11:00 PM Vehicle fire on Auburn Road near Northstar. Units at scene have extinguished the car fire and the small extension to the wildland.

May 8, 2021 at 9:09 PM A big rig is stuck at the bridge at Dog Bar Road.

May 8, 2021 at 7:55 PM Car fire on Auburn Folsom has been extinguished, no extension to the wildland. All units returning to their stations.

May 8, 2021 at 7:42 PM Car fire, spread to the vegetation, on Auburn Folsom Road near Powerhouse Road in Newcastle. Numerous resource in route.

May 8, 2021 at 7:41 PM No fire located near Lake Wildwood, false alarm. All resources have been canceled.

May 8, 2021 at 7:30 PM Firefighters are in the area, attempting to locate a fire. So far unable to locate.

May 8, 2021 at 7:22 PM Reported vegetation fire at the north gate of Lake Wildwood. Reported as heavy smoke on the back side of the lake, no flames reported. Numerous resources in route.

May 8, 2021 at 5:00 PM One-way traffic control in place now on Dog Bar Road near Carrie Drive.

May 8, 2021 at 4:53 PM Smoke from the Gunnison Fire near Chico is drifting through Yuba, Placer and Nevada counties. There is no active wildfire at this time in the immediate area.

May 8, 2021 at 4:17 PM Dog Bar Road at Carrie Drive is blocked after a motorcycle (3-wheel) accident. Air ambulance requested.

May 8, 2021 at 3:57 PM Updates on the Gunnison Fire north of Chico are here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/gunnison/

May 8, 2021 at 12:57 PM Units at scene on Old Tunnel Road can handle, canceling all incoming units.

May 8, 2021 at 12:53 PM Reported small spot on fire at the end of the parking lot of Western Sierra Medical Group on Old Tunnel Road. Units in route.

May 8, 2021 at 12:39 PM Taylor IC reports they have knockdown on the fire and have it confined to the structure of origin. There is no threat to the vegetation.

May 8, 2021 at 12:29 PM Ben Taylor will be closed near the high school. PG&E requested to de-energize the line to the house.

May 8, 2021 at 12:28 PM Reported residential structure fire on Ben Taylor Road, Colfax area, units in route.

May 8, 2021 at 9:42 AM Critical fire weather conditions this weekend into Monday. Winds have already started to pick up and we are going to see gusty winds into Monday. The strongest winds will be this weekend with gusts up to 40 mph possible. These dry winds will also bring very low relative humidity combining to bring critical fire weather conditions. Above average highs are going to continue and we will see widespread 90s return to the Valley by Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday look to be the warmest days.

May 8, 2021 at 7:25 AM Today is a No Burn Day in accordance with CAL FIRE fire safety concerns.

May 7, 2021 at 3:37 PM Falling IC reports the fire is contained. Canceling incoming units.

May 7, 2021 at 3:34 PM First unit at scene reports a 20 by 20 spot only, mostly extinguished by locals.

May 7, 2021 at 3:24 PM Reported vegetation fire on Falling Star Lane and Pinecrest Drive. Numerous units in route. Not an escaped burn pile, close to the roadway.

May 7, 2021 at 2:35 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 24 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,707 cases since the start of the pandemic, 136 are active. Four people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

75,779 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

33,824 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 40.4% of residents 18 and older.

May 7, 2021 at 12:07 PM Vehicle possibly on fire on Ridge Road near Rough&Ready Hwy. Units in route.

May 7, 2021 at 11:10 AM The test ignition was successful, the 3-acre prescribed burn is now starting. There is no need to report the smoke, numerous firefighters are at scene.

May 7, 2021 at 10:54 AM The prescribed underburn at Mt. Howell, conducted by CAL FIRE, will begin shortly if the test ignition is successful. Up to 3 acres of seasonal grasses will be treated.

May 7, 2021 at 8:45 AM Critical fire weather conditions expected Saturday through Monday. Cooler temperatures are expected today although we will see the return of offshore winds. These north to east winds will become stronger over the weekend into Monday, with the strongest winds expected Saturday and Sunday. Extremely low relative humidity values along with these gusty winds will lead to critical fire weather conditions. Temperatures will also begin to warm over the weekend with Valley highs consistently back in the 90s by next week.

May 7, 2021 at 6:42 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County, with a valid burn permit. 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.

May 6, 2021 at 10:53 PM Accident on Hwy 49 near Reader Ranch Road, units at scene.

May 6, 2021 at 10:15 PM Power has been restored to most of the outage area.

May 6, 2021 at 10:11 PM

May 6, 2021 at 10:01 PM 13,513 people are affected by the power outage in Nevada County. Preliminary estimated time of restoration is 1:15 am.

May 6, 2021 at 9:55 PM Power outage unknown how many people affected, waiting for PG&E and OES update.

May 6, 2021 at 9:49 PM Magnitude 3.1 aftershock again just north of Independence Lake, there have been no reports of damage at this time.

May 6, 2021 at 9:47 PM Updated magnitude, revised by seismologists to 4.7.

Location with respect to nearby cities:
15.7 km (9.7 mi) NNE of Soda Springs, California
17.9 km (11.1 mi) NW of Truckee, California
43.7 km (27.1 mi) W of Reno, Nevada
48.7 km (30.2 mi) WSW of Sun Valley, Nevada
57.0 km (35.4 mi) NW of Carson City, Nevada

May 6, 2021 at 9:35 PM Magnitude 5.1 (preliminary) Earthquake northwest of Truckee. Did you feel it? Tell USGS

May 6, 2021 at 9:34 PM Magnitude 3.2 earthquake just north of Independence Lake in Sierra County. Did you feel it? Tell USGS

May 6, 2021 at 4:50 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 14 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,682 cases since the start of the pandemic, 128 are active. Two people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

74,613 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

33,508 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 40.1% of residents 18 and older.

May 6, 2021 at 4:43 PM Reported vegetation fire between Sierra Brooks subdivision and Loyalton, firefighters in route.

May 6, 2021 at 3:24 PM Fleming IC reports shaky containment, dozer and one engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

May 6, 2021 at 3:19 PM Fleming IC reports 1/2 to 3/4 acre, bumping into a green belt.

May 6, 2021 at 3:11 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Thermolands, Gladding Road and Fleming Road. Units in route.

May 6, 2021 at 2:57 PM Small spot only, approximately 20 by 20ft, in brush on Hwy 20 and Uren Street. Engines are at scene, canceling incoming units.

May 6, 2021 at 2:53 PM Units have arrived at scene on Hwy 20 at Scotts Flat, reporting nothing showing. New location Hwy 20 and Uren Street in Nevada City.

May 6, 2021 at 2:51 PM Reported vegetation fire, Hwy 20 near Scotts Flat Road, numerous resources in route.

May 6, 2021 at 1:59 PM Weimar IC reports the fire is contained, mopping up now. CHP requested for traffic control.

May 6, 2021 at 1:56 PM Units at scene requesting a closure of the #2 lane on I-80 at Weimar. 1/8th of an acre, making good progress.

May 6, 2021 at 1:54 PM Units are at scene, reporting an approximately 50ft spot.

May 6, 2021 at 1:53 PM Three roadside spots on westbound I-80 at the Weimar Cross road on ramp, units in route.

May 6, 2021 at 12:54 PM The on-demand version of today’s Vaccinate Nevada County webinar is now available.

May 6, 2021 at 11:26 AM Units at scene on Ironclad can handle, no further need for additional resources.

May 6, 2021 at 11:20 AM Reported small roadside spot, possibly extinguished, on Ironclad Road and Rough&Ready Hwy. Units are in route.

May 6, 2021 at 8:36 AM Elevated fire weather concerns this weekend into early next week. Slightly cooler temperatures and onshore winds are expected today, with even cooler temperatures expected tomorrow. Winds will then shift from the north tomorrow, becoming stronger over the weekend into early next week. Extremely low relative humidity values along with these gusty winds will bring increased fire weather conditions. Temperatures will also begin to warm over the weekend and Valley highs should push back into the 90s by Monday, continuing through mid-week.

May 6, 2021 at 8:30 AM No injuries reported at the accident on Lower Colfax.

May 6, 2021 at 8:15 AM Reported vehicle vs a tree on Lower Colfax Road near Orzalli. Emergency services in route.

May 6, 2021 at 7:59 AM Our weekly Nevada County Vaccine Update will take place at noon. We’ll talk about the new clinic at Sierra College, walk-up vaccine opportunities and answer your questions. You can email us questions now at townhall@yubanet.com, register for the live meeting or watch it on demand. See you there!

May 6, 2021 at 6:56 AM Today is a No Burn day in western Nevada County due to fire danger.

May 5, 2021 at 6:25 PM Brewer will be closed at Nancy Way until PG&E crews can deenergize and replace the transformer.

May 5, 2021 at 6:20 PM Transformer caused a small fire, possibly extinguished by locals, on Brewer Road. Firefighters arriving at scene.

May 5, 2021 at 5:20 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 8 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,671 cases since the start of the pandemic, 128 are active. Five people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

73,961 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

33,053 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 39.5% of residents 18 and older.

May 5, 2021 at 2:33 PM Tree down in the roadway on Pen Valley Drive near Daffodil Lane.

May 5, 2021 at 2:02 PM Restive IC is calling the fire contained, mop-up operations will take 2- hours.

May 5, 2021 at 1:59 PM Restive is requesting the hand crew to continue in to help with line construction and mop-up.

May 5, 2021 at 1:49 PM Restive IC is requesting the dozer to assist the crews with line construction. Structure threat has been mitigated.

May 5, 2021 at 1:46 PM There are no road closures at this time, but watch for equipment in the area. Restive IC reports they have a line around two thirds of the fire. All units dispatched to continue in.

May 5, 2021 at 1:41 PM Firefighters are making progress with the hose lay and structure protection.

May 5, 2021 at 1:36 PM Additional resources requested for the Restive fire, firefighters have made access to the incident. Working both flanks of the fire.

May 5, 2021 at 1:30 PM Dozer is responding to the Restive incident.

May 5, 2021 at 1:24 PM Reported vegetation fire on Restive Way in the Higgins area, numerous units in route due to reported structures.

May 5, 2021 at 10:19 AM

May 5, 2021 at 9:39 AM Above normal temperatures today, fire weather concerns return this weekend. We are going to see hot temperatures today with mid 90s in the Valley. A system will pass to our north on Thursday and that will bring cooler temperatures along with increased onshore flow. Winds will then begin to shift from the north on Friday and we will see gusty winds over the weekend into early next week. This will bring low relative humidity levels and increased fire weather conditions. Temperatures will also begin to warm over the weekend and Valley highs should push back into the 90s by early next week.

May 5, 2021 at 8:07 AM Reported car fire on Nevada Street in Downieville, emergency services at scene.

May 5, 2021 at 7:56 AM According to reader Keara, the Gold Flat roadway is clear again.

May 5, 2021 at 7:26 AM Roadway is blocked on Gold Flat near Pinewoods after an accident.

May 5, 2021 at 7:16 AM Today is a No Burn day in western Nevada County due to fire danger.

May 4, 2021 at 6:01 PM Richardson IC reports the fire has been extinguished, no extension to any structures. All units are available.

May 4, 2021 at 5:40 PM Firefighters are on Richardson Street in Grass Valley, the roadway is blocked at this time. Please use an alternate route.

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May 4, 2021 at 4:55 PM Vehicle off the roadway, was seen speeding prior to accident, on Pleasant Valley Road near Hwy 20. Emergency services arriving at scene.

May 4, 2021 at 3:44 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 5 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,653 cases since the start of the pandemic, 127 are active. Three people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

73,177 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

32,821 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 39.3% of residents 18 and older.

May 4, 2021 at 2:26 PM The Red Flag Warning has been cancelled, wind gusts are diminishing below warning levels.

May 4, 2021 at 9:36 AM Base IC reports the forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

May 4, 2021 at 8:59 AM Grass fire west of Roseville on Base Line Road and Newton Street. The Base incident is estimated at 5 acres, wind driven. Units are at scene.

May 4, 2021 at 8:58 AM Critical fire weather conditions today, above normal temperatures continue. We are going to see breezy northerly winds again today mainly along the west side of the Sacramento Valley. This will bring low humidity and critical fire weather conditions with the Red Flag Warning continuing through the afternoon. We are also going to see hot temperatures today and tomorrow with widespread 90s across the Valley. A weather system passing over the region will bring cooler temperatures along with increased onshore winds late this week. As we head into next weekend, we may see the chance for breezy northerly winds again with increased fire weather concerns.

May 4, 2021 at 8:04 AM Firefighters on Foxfire Way report two leftover burn piles, about 15 ft in diameter, homeowner is extinguishing them now.

May 4, 2021 at 7:49 AM Firefighters to check a debris burn near Foxfire Way on the San Juan Ridge.

May 4, 2021 at 7:42 AM Today is a No Burn Day in western Nevada County due to fire danger.

May 3, 2021 at 10:02 PM Solo vehicle accident on Hwy 174 at You Bet Road, emergency services at scene.

May 3, 2021 at 3:47 PM Units at scene on New Rome have “educated” the property owner and are returning to their stations.

May 3, 2021 at 3:32 PM Reported three burn piles on New Rome Road near Dylan Court, on a No Burn day, units in route.

May 3, 2021 at 3:30 PM All lanes open again on Hwy 49 in Nevada City.

May 3, 2021 at 3:00 PM Major injury accident, with extrication, on Bell Road at Quartz Drive in Auburn. All lanes blocked at the intersection. Emergency services are at scene.

May 3, 2021 at 2:38 PM All fire units have been released from the Sacramento Street incident, one lane of Hwy 49 is still closed.

May 3, 2021 at 2:14 PM Sacramento IC is canceling all incoming resources. Use extreme caution on southbound Hwy 49 between Coyote and Gold Flat, one lane is closed at this time.

May 3, 2021 at 2:13 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the engine fire, there was no extension to the wildland.

May 3, 2021 at 2:10 PM First unit at scene reports flames showing from the rear axles.

May 3, 2021 at 2:08 PM Reported brake fire on a big rig, now with some extension to the wildland, on Hwy 49 near Sacramento Street in Nevada City, units in route.

May 3, 2021 at 1:36 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 47 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,648 cases since the start of the pandemic, 124 are active. Three people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

72,767 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

32,817 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 39.3% of residents 18 and older.

May 3, 2021 at 12:29 PM Nevada County Launches New Zone Evacuation Technology. Checked our zone designator, we are in NCO-E287. What’s your zone?

May 3, 2021 at 10:34 AM Tanker 86 was training above the South Yuba canyon, there is no fire in the area.

May 3, 2021 at 8:45 AM Critical fire weather conditions through Tuesday, above normal temperatures continue. We are going to see another day of gusty northerly winds with gusts up to 20-35 mph and low afternoon humidity. Winds will continue into tomorrow but are not expected to be as strong and the low humidity will continue. This will bring critical fire weather conditions to much of the area. High temperatures will be hot the next several days with Valley highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s. Things will be cooling off as we head into the end of the week as a weather system passes to our north. This system will also bring increased onshore winds for Thursday.

May 3, 2021 at 6:54 AM Today is a No Burn day in western Nevada County due to fire danger.

May 2, 2021 at 4:27 PM Today, a private opening ceremony was held at Robinson Plaza in Nevada City for the Remembrance project. Families and officials gathered to remember the Nevada County residents lost to the pandemic. The art installation is now open to the public and will move to Truckee, then Grass Valley and finally to the county’s Rood Center.

May 2, 2021 at 2:36 PM Firefighters at scene on Marysville Road have located a small burn pile, they are taking action now. Canceling the incoming units.

May 2, 2021 at 2:27 PM Reported vegetation fire on Marysville Road and Hwy 20. Rekindled burn pile, with a small spot fire. Units in route.

May 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM Just a reminder, a Red Flag Warning is in effect and today is a No Burn Day in western Nevada County.

May 1, 2021 at 3:56 PM The pile on Black Road is being extinguished, all resources will be available shortly.

May 1, 2021 at 3:47 PM Units at scene on Black Road report a large burn pile. Making contact with the homeowner now.

May 1, 2021 at 3:30 PM Sunday is a No Burn Day in western Nevada County – a Red Flag Warning is in effect.

May 1, 2021 at 3:30 PM Firefighters in route to check a large burn pile on Black Road near Big Oak Drive. Callers reporting oversized pile, flames seen.

May 1, 2021 at 3:07 PM Updates on the Salmon Fire near Pilot Hill will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/salmon/

May 1, 2021 at 2:17 PM Red Flag Warning in effect from 11 am Sunday to 5 pm Tuesday for gusty wind and low humidity. The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM Sunday to 5 PM PDT Tuesday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

May 1, 2021 at 2:15 PM Per CAL FIRE Amador – Eldorado Unit: At approx. 12:15 fire crews responded to a fire in the brush north of Salmon Falls Bridge in Pilot Hill. The fire is approximately 15 -20 acres. Road closure and evacuation warning are in place between Gallagher Road and Salmon Falls Bridge.

May 1, 2021 at 12:39 PM Smoke from a prescribed burn at the UC Blodgett Forest Research Station is visible from Auburn, Foresthill and Georgetown. There is no need to report the plume, firefighters will be monitoring the burn until finished.

May 1, 2021 at 12:16 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County, with a valid burn permit. 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.

May 1, 2021 at 12:01 AM Burn Permits required in Nevada, Yuba and Placer Counties starting May 1st, 2021.

May 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM You can find last month’s log here.