Happening Now – June 2018

Happening Now is a feature designed to bring updates, announcements and info on news items throughout the day. You are invited to participate. See a road closure? A business opening? A smoke plume? Storm-related mishaps like downed trees, power lines, road or other flooding? Email us at news@yubanet.com or call 530-478-9600 to let us know. You can also text us reports to 530-409-9888, but please don’t text or call while driving.

Photo: Alex Siegenthaler

June 30, 2018 at 11:52 PM Glow from the 8,000-acre County Fire in Yolo County can be seen from many parts of Nevada, El Dorado, Yuba and Placer counties.

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June 30, 2018 at 11:47 PM Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire off East Lime Kiln Road. Burning at a slow rate of spread, low growth potential.

June 30, 2018 at 5:51 PM First unit at scene reports about 1/4 acre, burning at a slow rate of spread. The shed is fully involved. One engine and one water tender to continue in, all others can cancel.

June 30, 2018 at 5:47 PM TNF Helicopter 514 is en route to the Knolls Fire.

June 30, 2018 at 5:38 PM Full wildland dispatch, including aircraft, for a vegetation fire about 4 miles from Wolf Mountain lookout. Banner Mountain confirms the smoke report. The fire is on Knolls Drive in the Higgins area. Reportedly sparked by a generator shed with spread into the vegetation.

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June 30, 2018 at 3:41 PM First unit at scene reports a small spot, already extinguished. All incoming units are being canceled.

June 30, 2018 at 3:29 PM Report of a vegetation fire, full wildland dispatch with air support on order, on Iris Lee Lane and Meadow Cove Lane, Lake Englebright.

June 30, 2018 at 2:52 PM Air Attack is releasing Tanker 89 from the #RidgeFire in Penryn.

June 30, 2018 at 2:48 PM CAL FIRE Placer County firefighters battling a 5-acre fire. A pile of tires is involved. Air resources are on scene.

June 30, 2018 at 11:20 AM Small vegetation fire in North San Juan on Wampum Way near Oak Tree Road has been contained. Canceling all incoming resources. Possible power lines down, PG&E requested to respond.

June 30, 2018 at 8:44 AM Hot + dry + breezy north winds = Red Flag Warning through Sunday. Hot temperatures, gusty north winds and low humidity will combine to create critical fire weather conditions.

June 29, 2018 at 6:04 PM Updates on the Nelson Fire in Lincoln will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/nelson/

June 29, 2018 at 5:43 PM First unit at scene reports 2-3 acres, one structure threatened.

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June 29, 2018 at 4:19 PM Firefighters have knocked down the roadside spots on westbound I-80 at Heather Glen.

June 29, 2018 at 3:57 PM First unit has arrived on scene reporting multiple small roadside spots. They are extinguishing the closest two, all units to continue in. Air Attack, Helicopter and Tanker on order. This will be the Glen incident.

June 29, 2018 at 3:54 PM Report of a vegetation fire on westbound I-80 near the Applegate exit. Reported as several small roadside fires. Units en route. Location also given as Heather Glen.

June 29, 2018 at 3:50 PM Report of a vegetation fire in Wheatland on Rancho Road.

June 29, 2018 at 11:36 AM Units on scene report small spot, canceling most incoming units.

June 29, 2018 at 11:22 AM Report of a vegetation fire across from the nursery on Maltman Drive in Grass Valley. Engines en route.

June 29, 2018 at 6:17 AM Red Flag Warning today through Sunday – hot, dry and breezy. Hot temperatures, gusty north winds and low humidity will combine to create critical fire weather conditions. Breezy conditions will develop Friday afternoon and continue into the weekend. The strongest gusts will occur Saturday.

June 28, 2018 at 7:48 PM

Murder victims identified in Maryland Capital Gazette newspaper shooting:

Gerald Fischman
Rob Hiaason
John McNamara
Rebecca Smith
Wendi Winters

Our condolences go out to the victims’ friends, colleagues and families.

June 28, 2018 at 12:44 PM Vegetation fire reported at Northstar Mountain, Truckee area fire departments en route.

June 28, 2018 at 10:51 AM The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM Friday to 5 AM PDT Sunday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

June 28, 2018 at 9:51 AM Placer County Sheriff: Three car collision on southbound Highway 49 at Willow Creek Drive. 2 of 3 lanes closed. Please use alternate route and watch for emergency vehicles in the area. Bell Road to I-80 recommended as alternate route. ⚠ #TrafficAlert

June 28, 2018 at 9:40 AM Unattended, illegal campfire near Beale Falls in the Spenceville Wildlife Area has spread a little to the vegetation. Firefighter on scene will contain it.

June 28, 2018 at 8:17 AM Diesel fuel spilling from a vehicle on Oak Tree Road near Tyler Foote Road on the San Juan Ridge. CHP and North San Juan Fire en route. Approximately 50-100 gallons spilled.

June 28, 2018 at 7:38 AM Seasonable temperatures today, then another mini heat wave. Fire weather watch over the weekend.

June 28, 2018 at 7:10 AM Accident on Windmill Lane and McCourtney Road. Solo vehicle into a fence after reported erratic driving. Emergency services and CHP en route.

June 27, 2018 at 8:50 PM Units in the Bridgeport area for a smoke check are returning to quarters. The reported smoke was dust from a leaf blower.

June 27, 2018 at 8:28 PM Smoke check in the Bridgeport area, near the covered bridge on the North San Juan side. Several engines en route.

June 27, 2018 at 5:45 PM Vehicle vs bear on eastbound I-80 between Alta and Dutch Flat. Emergency services en route.

June 27, 2018 at 4:52 PM Emergency services en route to Purdon Crossing, medics and law enforcement, for a reported assault.

June 27, 2018 at 11:19 AM Approximately 237 customers are out of power in the Lake Vera/Purdon Road area. PG&E crews are on site. Estimated time of restorations is 2:30 pm.

June 27, 2018 at 9:24 AM Power outage on New Rome Road, YubaNet is running on backup power.

June 27, 2018 at 8:55 AM Approximately 20 geese in the roadway on Hwy 174 at Brunswick. Slow down and let the mamma geese take the goslings to safety.

June 27, 2018 at 7:20 AM Cooler through Thursday – dry & windy conditions to increase fire weather concerns this weekend. Increased fire weather danger is expected to return late this week into the weekend due to breezy winds & low relative humidity.

June 26, 2018 at 10:14 PM Overturned car on Hwy 49 just south of the South Yuba River. Emergency services on scene.

June 26, 2018 at 5:01 PM The fire is contained, firefighters have a hoseline around the fire. Canceling all resources with the exception of one water tender.

June 26, 2018 at 4:44 PM Canceling the tanker, the helicopter and most ground resources, Air Attack reports the retardant drop took care of any growth potential.

June 26, 2018 at 4:42 PM Access to the small fire will be off Greenhorn Road to Call of the Wild Lane, use caution in the area and watch for engines.

June 26, 2018 at 4:39 PM Air Attack is overhead, reporting 1/4 acre in grass, possibly threatening some greenhouses. Potential for approximately 1 acre. Engines are arriving on scene.

June 26, 2018 at 4:37 PM Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 in the air, en route to the fire.

June 26, 2018 at 4:36 PM Now the fire could possibly be located off Chalk Bluff Road in the Greenhorn Creek drainage.

June 26, 2018 at 4:34 PM Firefighters in the area attempting to locate the fire and the best access to it.

June 26, 2018 at 4:21 PM Smoke report from Banner Mountain, light grey smoke. Now reported as a possible vegetation fire in the area of Loma Rica Drive and Madrona Leaf Court at the NID reservoir. Full wildland dispatch on order.

June 26, 2018 at 4:11 PM Confirmed drowning on the South Yuba, no details will be released before notification of next of kin is complete.

June 26, 2018 at 3:33 PM Roadside fire on Carriage Road near Maben Road. Possibly already extinguished, full wildland response en route.

June 26, 2018 at 8:59 AM Vehicle vs pedestrian at Penn Valley Dr / Spenceville Rd. Emergency services on scene.

June 26, 2018 at 6:34 AM Continuing warm weather with fire danger increasing this weekend. Minor warming today followed by some cooling Wednesday into Thursday. Temperatures increase Friday with hot and breezy conditions this weekend.

June 25, 2018 at 8:54 PM The smell of wildfire smoke will pervade the night and morning hours. The 10,500-acre Pawnee Fire in Lake County was very active again today. Prevailing winds are pushing the smoke against the Foothills.

June 25, 2018 at 7:36 PM Report of someone building a fire pit under the 49er Bridge in Hwy 49. CAL FIRE, Consolidated, North San Juan units en route.

June 25, 2018 at 7:16 PM Solo vehicle accident, car vs a power pole, on East Bennett at Cordell Court in Grass Valley. Power pole is sheared off, traffic on East Bennett is backed up.

June 25, 2018 at 5:45 PM Only two more engines to continue in, all other resources are canceled. Air Attack is overhead, concurring with the IC’s assessment.

June 25, 2018 at 5:40 PM First unit at scene reports approximately 1/4 acre, in grass and light brush, burning at a slow rate of spread. Canceling the aircraft and the dozer.

June 25, 2018 at 5:32 PM Full wildland response, including aircraft, for a reported field on fire on Casa Loma Drive, in the Ophir Hill area.

June 25, 2018 at 4:53 PM Accident involving two vehicles, on Hwy 49 at the split with Hwy 20 in Nevada City. Engines on scene, use caution in the area.

June 25, 2018 at 6:12 AM Cooler this week, excessive heat returns next weekend. An upper level trough in the Pacific Northwest will help continue the Delta Breeze this week into Northern California. Daytime highs will be near normal through Friday. Look for possible triple digit Highs over the weekend.

June 24, 2018 at 10:46 PM Smoke from the 7,700-acre Pawnee Fire in Lake County has started to spread to the Foothills. The nightly inversion will force the layer of smoke to settle close to the ground. Chances are you will wake up to the smell of smoke.

June 24, 2018 at 4:37 PM Updates on the HorseFire in Calaveras County will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/horse/

June 24, 2018 at 3:51 PM HorseFire now reported as 5 to 6 acres. Two additional air tankers responding.

June 24, 2018 at 3:44 PM HorseFire in Calaveras County is 2 to 3 acres, reported by the first engine at scene.

June 24, 2018 at 3:35 PM New fire in Calaveras County. #HorseFire. Near Copperopolis – Horseshoe Rd. and Stagecoach Dr. 911 report indicates the fire is 1/2 acre.

June 24, 2018 at 2:53 PM New fire in Tuolumne County near Moccasin, called the #FlatFire. Evacuations in progress, Hwy 49 is closed between Hwy 120 and 132.

June 24, 2018 at 2:44 PM Report of the structure fire turned out to be a false alarm. All units are returning to their stations.

June 24, 2018 at 2:35 PM Report of a residential structure fire on Table Meadow Road in the Higgins area. Numerous resources en route.

June 24, 2018 at 1:44 PM New fire reported, this will be the Creek Fire. Fire is located off Clear Creek Rd. near American Rd just west of Redding. 4 separate fires burning at a critical rate of spread, long range spotting observed. Structures and power lines threatened.

June 24, 2018 at 1:11 PM Hwy 20 near the Conservation Camp is open in both directions.

June 24, 2018 at 12:44 PM Power outage on the San Juan Ridge is reduced to 92 customers, between French Corral and Sweetland. Field personnel have found a downed power line and are on site repairing.

June 24, 2018 at 12:20 PM Both lanes on Hwy 20 are closed after the multi-car accident near the Conservation Camp.

June 24, 2018 at 12:11 PM

The Greenville Fire was burning in a drainage between Greenville and Oro Bangor Highway.

June 24, 2018 at 11:45 AM Three-car collision on Hwy 20 and Pine Flat way, near the Washington Ridge Conservation Camp. Emergency services on the way, roadway is partially blocked.

June 24, 2018 at 8:49 AM One more hot day today with the continued potential for heat related illnesses for those exposed to prolonged outdoor heat, especially the elderly, children, and other sensitive groups. A Heat Advisory remains in effect for many Valley locations into early evening, though the Delta breeze will bring some slightly less hot weather to the Delta and Sacramento metro area. Dry conditions with northerly winds will continue the potential for fire starts and rapid spread, with a Red flag warning remaining in effect through early this evening. Highs generally in the 90s with improving humidity levels expected through mid week.

June 24, 2018 at 8:22 AM Red Flag Warning continues through this evening, heat wave ends Monday. Continued very hot northern Sacramento Valley and foothills today, but some cooling through the Delta as the Delta Breeze returns. Normal temperatures return Monday and through the rest of the week.

June 24, 2018 at 7:31 AM Power outage, first reported at 2:26 am on the San Juan Ridge. 1,143 customers affected. PG&E is assessing the cause at the outage location.

June 23, 2018 at 8:13 PM Updates on the Pawnee Fire in Spring Valley, near Clear Lake are posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/pawnee/

June 23, 2018 at 8:12 PM North San Juan firefighters found the origin of the smoke, unmarked parcel with a locked gate. They are walking in now.

June 23, 2018 at 7:53 PM Smoke check in the area of Jackass Flats on the San Juan Ridge. North San Juan Fire en route, caller reported very light smoke in the area.

June 23, 2018 at 6:22 PM Commercial van with engine fire blocking Penn Valley Drive at Rough&Ready Hwy. Firefighters have extinguished the fire, tow truck en route. Roadway will be clear in 10 minutes.

June 23, 2018 at 3:29 PM Medical rescue, long fall with head injuries, at Emerald Pools off Bowman Road.

June 23, 2018 at 2:30 PM Three new fires have started in Tehama and Shasta counties. Red Flag Warning is in effect. Updates on the Lane Fire, Bascom Fire and Sierra Fire are posted.

June 23, 2018 at 1:44 PM Units en route to a camp fire on Los Verjeles Road, Yuba County. Reported as a campfire near a creek and visible from the road.

June 23, 2018 at 1:32 PM All units dispatched to the Skillman incident are being canceled. Three units are in the area and will continue to look for the reported smoke/fire. So far, nothing showing.

June 23, 2018 at 1:24 PM TNF units in the area are reporting no visible smoke or fire, canceling some resources.

June 23, 2018 at 1:15 PM Reported vegetation fire in or near Skillman Camp off Hwy 20. TNF units en route with full wildland dispatch.

June 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM First unit at scene on Moonshine reports it to be an unattended campfire. No further resources needed.

June 23, 2018 at 9:50 AM All units en route to the Moonshine incident are to hold at their current positions.

June 23, 2018 at 9:39 AM The small spot on Moonshine was reported as a smoldering pile by Yuba County Sheriff’s Office.

June 23, 2018 at 9:37 AM Report of a possible vegetation fire on Moonshine Road and Hwy 49 near Oregon Creek. TNF engines en route.

June 23, 2018 at 9:12 AM Due to the Red Flag Warning in effect across much of northern California and the predicted increased fire weather, CAL FIRE has brought on additional aviation assets. The aircraft have been strategically placed to bolster the department’s response to new wildfires. At McClellan Air Tanker Base, a MD-87 “Tanker 102” from Aero-Air LLC. In addition, two Blackhawk helicopters from PJ Helicopters, one will be stationed at Chico Air Attack Base, the other at Sonoma Air Attack Base.

June 23, 2018 at 12:42 AM Fire at the Scotts Flats day use area is extinguished.

June 23, 2018 at 12:26 AM Engines en route to Scotts Flat will make access via Gate 2 to the day use area. Fire was reported as a small spot only.

June 23, 2018 at 12:18 AM Possibly already extinguished small vegetation fire in or near the Scotts Flat campground. Engines en route.

June 22, 2018 at 9:50 PM Engine 86 has searched the area thoroughly. No smoke found, just a very bright red LED light. Canceling response.

June 22, 2018 at 9:41 PM Smoke check in the area of Banner Lava Cap. Engines en route.

June 22, 2018 at 9:01 PM No house fire on Park Ave.

June 22, 2018 at 8:56 PM Report of a residential structure fire on Park Avenue in Nevada City. Numerous engines en route.

June 22, 2018 at 7:54 PM 1,071 customers are out of power on the east side of Nevada City and up Hwy 20. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

June 22, 2018 at 2:16 PM Firefighters have also contained a small spot along Hwy 49 just past the Sacramento Street on ramp.

June 22, 2018 at 2:10 PM

June 22, 2018 at 1:54 PM Units have been canceled from the reported vegetation fire on Hwy 20 near Rough&Ready, the small spot has been contained.

June 22, 2018 at 1:34 PM Full wildland dispatch, including aircraft and dozer for a possible vegetation fire on Hwy 20 at Rough&Ready Hwy.

June 22, 2018 at 11:39 AM Air Attack 230 is over a small fire north of Shingle Springs. Ground resources are on scene and have a handle on the fire. Tanker 88 is returning back to Grass Valley Base.

June 22, 2018 at 11:22 AM Report of a possible vegetation fire near Willow Glenn. Engines en route.

June 22, 2018 at 7:30 AM Breezy north winds, very high temperatures and low relative humidity levels this weekend. Hot and dry weather through the weekend. Temperatures returning to near normal next week. Heat Advisory from noon today to 8 PM Sunday. Red Flag Warning from midnight tonight to 8 PM Sunday.

June 22, 2018 at 7:24 AM A resident in the area was burning a small burnpile, claimed to be unaware of the fire restrictions. Firefighters have educated the homeowner and all units are available.

June 22, 2018 at 7:23 AM First unit has arrived on Icon Way, reporting light smoke showing. They will investigate and locate the source.

June 22, 2018 at 7:12 AM Smoke check in the area of Icon Way and Idaho-Maryland Road. Engines en route.

Photo courtesy Peardale Chicago Park Fire PIO Daniel Ramey

June 22, 2018 at 7:01 AM Final acreage is 0.2 acres for the Hwy 174 fire. Firefighters are finishing mop-up operations.

June 22, 2018 at 6:25 AM First engine on scene reports less than 1/10th of an acre, possibly from a PG&E distribution box. No rate of spread, fire is contained. Canceling all incoming resources with the exception of one engine.

June 22, 2018 at 6:20 AM Report of a possible vegetation fire on the 12000 block of Hwy 174. Engines en route.

June 21, 2018 at 8:17 PM After a thorough area check, the smoke report on Hwy 49 will be classified as Unable to Locate (UTL).

June 21, 2018 at 8:01 PM Firefighters have checked the Juvenile Hall side of Hwy 49. No smoke or fire. Now checking the Hirschman Pond side and adjacent trails.

June 21, 2018 at 7:51 PM Smoke check in the area of Hirschman Pond in Nevada City off Hwy 49. Engines are en route. Firefighters will check both sides of Hwy 49.

June 21, 2018 at 5:43 PM Purdon Crossing at South Yuba River Gets Emergency Call Box. The call box is operational, just in time for the weekend heatwave and high fire danger.

June 21, 2018 at 1:09 PM Red Flag Warning in effect from midnight Friday night to 8 pm Sunday. The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from midnight Friday night to 8 PM Sunday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

June 21, 2018 at 8:12 AM Here comes the heat and the high fire danger. Hot weather is going to settle in for the end of the week and the weekend. An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect for much of the area Friday through Sunday.

June 20, 2018 at 8:53 PM Possible illegal debris burn/burn pile on Butler Street in Grass Valley. Several engines en route.

June 20, 2018 at 11:53 AM The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday morning.

* AFFECTED AREAS…the Valley and foothills.

* WIND…North winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* HUMIDITY…Afternoon minimum humidities falling between 10 and 20 percent.

* IMPACTS…any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

June 20, 2018 at 9:54 AM Two-car accident on Rough&Ready Highway, emergency services en route.

June 20, 2018 at 6:53 AM Heatwave incoming on Thursday. Things will be heating up by the end of the week and we will see high fire weather conditions by the weekend.

June 19, 2018 at 2:45 PM  Air Attack 230 reports 1 small fire, less than 1/8th of an acre, north of Dobbins. Possibly 2 small spots. Limited potential for growth, ordering a Type 2 helicopter due to access issues.

June 19, 2018 at 6:21 AM Hot and dry weather this week, excessive heat Friday through Monday. Near normal temperatures are forecast for today, but widespread triple digit heat is expected in the Valley by Friday. The hottest day is projected to be on Saturday, slightly less hot on Sunday.

June 19, 2018 at 6:10 AM

June 18, 2018 at 3:18 PM Washoe County: Potential Washoe Lake Dam breach could affect Steamboat Creek area. Residents advised to prepare for flooding similar to Feb 2017 if dam were to breach. WC Community Services Division is currently setting up sandbag locations and will be announced shortly. More info: https://yubanet.com/regional/alert-potential-breach-in-washoe-lake-dam/

June 18, 2018 at 7:34 AM Very warm and dry weather this week. Near normal temperatures are forecast for today, but widespread triple digit heat is expected in the Valley by Friday. The hottest day is projected to be on Saturday, slightly less hot on Sunday.

June 17, 2018 at 4:02 PM Updates on the #ChinaFire in Amador County will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/chinajackson/

June 17, 2018 at 3:28 PM Full wild land dispatch, including Air Attack, for a report of a possible vegetation fire on Old Dobbins Road, near Texas Hill Road in Dobbins. Possibly just a 10 by 20 spot, smoke only no flames seen.

June 17, 2018 at 11:21 AM

June 16, 2018 at 4:44 PM Vehicle vs pedestrian in front of NU on Ridge Road, Emergency services at scene.

June 16, 2018 at 3:33 PM Medical rescue, precautionary air ambulance en route, for a long fall, in the Spenceville Wildlife Preserve at Beale Falls.

June 16, 2018 at 2:42 PM Update form the NWS: The low will dip southward this evening and may bring some shower and thunderstorm activity to the northern end of the Sacramento valley and surrounding areas. Models indicate activity may persist overnight with nocturnal thunderstorms possible. The bulk of the activity late tonight through the morning hours looks to occur over Lassen park/Eastern Shasta County southward through Placer County with the activity starting over the northern counties and shifting southward toward the morning hours near daylight.

June 16, 2018 at 2:04 PM Vehicles parked in the roadway, partially blocking lanes, on Hwy49 at the 49er bridge. Enjoy the Yuba responsibly – parking fines have gone up btw.

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June 16, 2018 at 12:22 PM Air Attack reports several vehicles in the area, lost of dust being kicked up.

June 16, 2018 at 12:18 PM Air Attack 230 is over the reported smoke on Yankee Jims near Devils Fall east of the North Fork of the American River. Firefighters are on scene.

June 16, 2018 at 12:06 PM

June 16, 2018 at 11:59 AM Air Attack is going to lift and check the smoke report in the Yankee Jims area. Possibly on a ridge top on the north side of the river.

June 16, 2018 at 11:56 AM Butte County Firefighters are responding to a vegetation fire on Oregon Gulch Rd. near View Ln, North of Oroville. #OregonFire

June 16, 2018 at 11:51 AM Smoke check in the area of Yankee Jims Road.

June 16, 2018 at 9:26 AM Cool, breezy and a chance of thunderstorms this weekend. A cooling trend is expected this weekend, with well below normal temperatures on Sunday. Breezy winds are expected in the Valley late this afternoon and evening, gusting to around 30 mph. Showers and thunderstorms spread into the northern mountains by early this evening. Showers become more widespread across the mountains Sunday, possibly extending into the northern Sacramento Valley, with thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.

June 15, 2018 at 9:23 PM Roadway is open on Hey 20 at Rough&Ready Hwy.

June 15, 2018 at 5:33 PM Rough&Ready Highway will be closed for several hours.

June 15, 2018 at 5:29 PM CHP update: Heads up everyone. Big rig rollover SR-20 at Rough and Ready Highway. SR-20 is not affected, but R&R Hwy will be blocked for an undetermined time. There is a potential HazMat situation at the scene and we encourage you to avoid the area. The vehicle was carrying sod, but the truck’s fuel tanks may have leaked. This was a minor jury collision and only involved the big rig. I’ll update you as we continue to investigate.

Stay safe, slow down, and enjoy life.

Photo Alex Parker, YubaNet

June 15, 2018 at 5:09 PM Roadway should be clear in 5 minutes.

June 15, 2018 at 4:45 PM Accident on Rough&Ready is an overturned, empty, tractor trailer. CHP and NCSO are on scene, as well as fire personnel.

June 15, 2018 at 4:42 PM Vehicle accident on Rough&Ready Hwy across of Hwy 20. Emergency services en route.

June 15, 2018 at 4:02 PM The Duggans Fire is fully contained. Started by a mower…

June 15, 2018 at 3:57 PM Duggans Incident Commander estimates that with one more engine they’ll be able to contain this quickly. No dozer or aircraft needed. Air Attack 230 and Tankers 88 and 89 are returning to Grass Valley.

June 15, 2018 at 3:55 PM Incident Commander reports about 1/8th of an acre in grass. All units will access via the second gate from the intersection of Lime Kiln Road. The fire is burning at a slow rate of spread. No structures threatened.

June 15, 2018 at 3:52 PM The smoke seen by TNF 514 is a fence on fire on Duggans Road near Lime Kiln Road. The fire is bordered by two roads, Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 are now overhead. Numerous engines and other resources are responding.

June 15, 2018 at 3:51 PM Helicopter 514 is reporting a possible smoke in the Lake of the Pines area.

June 15, 2018 at 2:48 PM The reported structure fire in Wheatland was confined to an outbuilding, no extension to the wildland. All units have been released.

June 15, 2018 at 1:13 PM Residential structure fire reported with extension to the wildland on Camp Far West Road, in the Wheatland area. Full wildland dispatch en route.

June 15, 2018 at 10:49 AM Small business hit by vandalism on Wolf Mountain site – reward offered for information. Besides spraying-painting graffiti, the unknown suspects cut hydraulic lines, damaged the insides and operator cabins of the heavy equipment, rendering them inoperable.

June 15, 2018 at 9:10 AM NWS Sacramento update: Upper-level low pressure system over British Columbia is forecast to drop southward over NorCal this weekend. This will result in a cooling trend over NorCal and bring a chance of mainly afternoon and evening thunderstorms to the interior mountains. Greatest areal coverage expected on Sunday. This will be followed by a moderate warm-up on Monday through the middle of the next week.

June 15, 2018 at 7:54 AM Outdoor plans in the mountains this weekend? Be prepared for possible thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening.

June 14, 2018 at 8:37 PM Current Ozone AQI levels in the Auburn area have reached: 101 AQI (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups) on Thursday, June 14.Ozone AQI 101-150 Children and people with asthma are the groups most at risk. There is an increased likelihood of respiratory symptoms and breathing discomfort in active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease. U.S. EPA cautions that “active children and adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.” ‘Prolonged’ generally means lasting four or more hours with short rest periods. ‘Heavy exertion’ is that which would increase the resting breathing rate four fold or greater. You can reduce exposure to ozone by: – Exercising in the morning before air quality reaches unhealthy levels – Reducing the intensity and duration of your outdoor activities in the afternoon

June 14, 2018 at 7:06 PM Smoke coming from a car on Hwy 49 at the Brunswick on ramp.

June 14, 2018 at 6:17 PM Vehicle accident, two cars involved, on Hwy 49 near Cicada on the San Juan Ridge. Emergency services en route.

June 14, 2018 at 5:41 PM The light smoke reported by Oregon Peak appears to be dissipating. Firefighters are in the area, checking for any active fire.

June 14, 2018 at 5:30 PM Smoke report from Oregon Peak Lookout. Reporting light gray smoke approximately 5 miles out in the area of Willow Glenn Road of Marysville Road.

June 14, 2018 at 4:10 PM The second update of unofficial results since election night has been released by the Nevada County Elections Office. An additional 14,259 ballots have been counted, with some 1,000 remaining to be tallied. With 36,027 votes counted, voter turnout now stands at 52.96% out of 68,023 registered voters. Approximately 1,000 ballots remain to be counted.

June 14, 2018 at 7:47 AM Calstar 3 has lifted from NSJ Station 3 en route to Sutter. The westbound lane at Tyler Foote remains closed, Wrecker is en route to remove the cement truck.

June 14, 2018 at 7:25 AM Gradual cooling trend starts today, continues into weekend. A cooling trend starts today with daytime highs dropping a few to several degrees from Wednesday’s well above normal highs. Even with this cooling daytime highs today will come in above normal for mid June. This cooling trend will continue however with highs dropping down close to normal by the weekend.

June 14, 2018 at 7:02 AM Vehicle accident on Oak Tree Road, cement truck overturned. Air ambulance en route to North San Juan Station 3 for one patient.

June 13, 2018 at 3:20 PM Updates on the Loma fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/lomarica/

June 13, 2018 at 3:16 PM Engine on scene reports approximately 3-4 acres.

June 13, 2018 at 3:14 PM Air Attack 230 is over the fire reporting approximately 1-2 acres, moving uphill at a slow rate of spread. One dozer, one engine are on scene and Helicopter 514 is over the fire.

June 13, 2018 at 3:13 PM Passenger vehicle fire on Marysville Road at Loma Rica Road has spread into the grass. Burning at a slow rate of spread uphill, full wildland response en route.

June 13, 2018 at 1:01 PM First unit has arrived at scene, reporting a 10 by 10 spot. Canceling all incoming resources.

June 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM Roadside fire on Marysville Road at Dobbins Road, Full wildland dispatch, including aircraft, en route to the fire.

June 13, 2018 at 12:59 PM Vehicle vs a tree on Hwy 49 at North Bloomfield. CHP en route.

June 12, 2018 at 6:59 PM Power outage affecting 9 homes on McAnally Place near Sky Pines Road in Grass Valley. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

June 12, 2018 at 5:49 PM First unit has arrived at scene on McCourtney Road, reports 1/4 to 1/2 acre of grass and oak woodlands – already extinguished. Reducing the number of engines and crews requested to the incident. All aircraft and dozers are being canceled.

June 12, 2018 at 5:44 PM Report of a vegetation fire on McCourtney Road near Animal Place. Full wildland dispatch, including all aircraft, en route to the incident. No size-up or cause available at this time. Numerous engines en route to the incident.

June 12, 2018 at 7:31 AM Temperatures climbing towards the century mark. High temperatures this week will create problems for those who do not take precautions. Hydrate, dress for the heat, check on the elderly, kids and pets.

June 11, 2018 at 1:14 PM

June 11, 2018 at 12:17 PM Updated election results for Nevada County have been released.

June 11, 2018 at 11:49 AM Most resources are being canceled from the Monrach incident, including TNF Helicopter 514.

June 11, 2018 at 11:30 AM Smoke report by Pike County lookout. Full wildland dispatch including aircraft, being sent to Monarch Trail across from Camp Far West Road near the intersection with Spenceville Road.

June 11, 2018 at 9:40 AM Nevada County Elections will be releasing an update today by 12 Noon. The schedule for updates will be as follows:
Monday, June 11, 2018 12:00 PM
Thursday, June 14, 2018 by 4:00 PM
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by 4:00 PM.

June 11, 2018 at 8:26 AM A reminder: The burn ban is in effect, starting today. If you see a burn pile, please call 911. If you see smoke near you, do not hesitate. First, be safe!

June 11, 2018 at 7:26 AM Dry and warm weather this week. After a cooler than normal weekend around NorCal we will see summer like weather to start the week.

June 10, 2018 at 8:40 PM Smoke check in the area of Wildwood dam. Three engines en route.

June 10, 2018 at 8:17 PM Marysville Road is open again after an accident in Oregon House.

June 10, 2018 at 6:50 PM Accident in front of the post office on Marysville Road in Oregon House. Both lanes are blocked.

June 10, 2018 at 4:28 PM Spring Incident Commander has released Air Attack 17. Helicopter 514 will remain on scene a little longer.

June 10, 2018 at 4:02 PM Traffic hazard on Hwy 49 at the Independence Trailhead. A truck and trailer partially in the roadway.

June 10, 2018 at 3:55 PM Tanker 88 is being released from the Spring incident. Tanker is returning fully loaded to Grass Valley. Firefighters on the ground have the small fire contained.

June 10, 2018 at 3:44 PM TNF Helicopter 514 is en route to the reported smoke, Air Attack 17 is over the #SpringFire. Tanker 88 is arriving on scene.

June 10, 2018 at 3:29 PM Full wildland dispatch, including aircraft, for a reported vegetation fire in the area of Spring Valley Road near Mary Pickett Lane in Loma Rica.

June 10, 2018 at 11:57 AM Heads up for Orchards Springs/Chicago Park dog owners. A black dog is running in the roadway, very skittish and won’t approach humans. If your pup is out and about, go get him or her. Looks like a mid-size lab, according to a reader who shared the info with us.

June 10, 2018 at 11:16 AM The reported fire in Blue Canyon is a burn pile, on a NO BURN DAY.

June 10, 2018 at 10:43 AM Vegetation fire reported across by lookouts at Duncan Peak and Pike. Possible access off Blue Canyon Road near the railroad tracks. Numerous resources en route.

June 10, 2018 at 9:28 AM Today is a NO BURN DAY. With the suspension of burn permits on Monday, burn pile season is officially over in Amador, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sierra and Yuba counties.

June 9, 2018 at 8:43 PM Report of a vegetation fire, westbound I80 at the junction with Hwy 20. Reported as a single tree on fire, approximately 100 ft off the roadway. Engines en route.

June 10, 2018 at 8:58 AM Warm up begins, breezy north winds continue.

June 9, 2018 at 4:48 PM Report of a medical/water rescue for an overturned boat on Lake Clementine. 8 occupants on the boat. Numerous resources en route.

June 9, 2018 at 8:05 AM Today is a NO BURN DAY in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra counties. The seasonal burn ban goes into effect on Monday.

June 9, 2018 at 7:59 AM Cooler today and very breezy, rapid warming up starting tomorrow. NorCal will be on the southern fringe of a system moving through the Pacific Northwest today. This will bring cooler temperatures, breezy winds, and a few showers across far northern portions of the state.

June 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM Tahoe Engine 34 is on scene and has contained the vegetation fire. CAL FIRE units are arriving on scene.

June 8, 2018 at 6:56 PM First unit has arrived on scene, reports they can handle with resources dispatched.

June 8, 2018 at 6:42 PM Passenger vehicle fire with extension to the wildland on Hwy 20 near the I-80 on ramp. Car vs tree near Camp Marin Sierra. Emergency services en route, injuries to driver reported to be serious.

June 8, 2018 at 4:57 PM Passenger vehicle fire on Hwy 174 at Lakewood Lane. First unit on scene reports both the car fire and the grass fire have been extinguished.

June 8, 2018 at 12:23 PM #HillFire Incident Commander is releasing the dozer and Helicopter 514. Still on scene are three engines, one water tender, one Washington Ridge crew and one Battalion Chief. One additional water tender and a hand crew are still en route to the fire.

June 8, 2018 at 12:20 PM Extensive mop-up operations will have firefighters on scene for a few hours. Prevention has been requested to respond to the incident, the cause of the fire is under investigation.

June 8, 2018 at 12:15 PM Only one water tender still en route to the #HillFire needs to continue, all others have been canceled. Tanker 88 has been released from the incident.

June 8, 2018 at 12:12 PM Tanker 88 will be released back to Grass Valley in ten minutes. Forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

June 8, 2018 at 12:08 PM Air Attack reports 2-2.5 acres of grass with natural barriers on two sides, no spread on the other fronts. Vegetation fire should be contained shortly, Tanker 88 will remain in orbit a little while longer. Firefighters on the ground are making good progress.

June 8, 2018 at 12:03 PM Water tenders from local agencies en route to the #HillFire. No change in acreage, no road closures at this time.

June 8, 2018 at 11:57 AM First units on scene report several vehicles fully involved and approximately 2 acres of grass burning. Firefighters are trying to keep the fire from reaching the structures. Air Attack is overhead, reports slow rate of spread with the fire backing into the wind, low potential.

June 8, 2018 at 11:53 AM Full wildland dispatch, including Air Attack 230, Tanker 88 and TNF Helicopter 514, to a reported vegetation fire on Hill Road in Loma Rica.

June 8, 2018 at 8:51 AM

June 8, 2018 at 7:22 AM Dry, warm and breezy today, slight cool down on Saturday – before a heatwave next week. Warmer today followed by cooling this weekend followed by a more substantial warm up early next week.

June 8, 2018 at 7:07 AM Today is a No BURN day in Nevada, Placer and Sierra counties due to high fire danger.

June 7, 2018 at 8:51 PM Non-injury accident on Bitney Spring Road near Newtown Road.

June 7, 2018 at 7:47 PM All units with the exception of one engine are being canceled.

June 7, 2018 at 7:44 PM Air Attack 230 has been released from the smoke report, returning to Grass Valley. They located a small spot, along a hiking trail, no rate of spread. State Park personnel took action. It was a 20 by 20 spot.

June 7, 2018 at 7:41 PM Air Attack 230 is in the area, reports nothing showing at this time.

June 7, 2018 at 7:38 PM Report of a possible fire in the American River canyon near the Foresthill Bridge or near Lake Clementine. Firefighters are attempting to locate and make access to the fire. Air Attack 230 will be overhead to provide a precise location. Ground crews are hiking in.

June 7, 2018 at 5:56 PM The bear alert has been canceled. Roadway is clear again.

June 7, 2018 at 5:39 PM A bear is standing next to the highway on Hwy 49 on the right-hand side, apparently wanting to cross the freeway near McKnight Way. The bear is now wandering northbound in the outer lane. Please reduce your speed and use extreme caution in the area.

June 7, 2018 at 4:35 PM Full wildland dispatch, including aircraft, to a fire reported as half an acre on Gavin Circle, across from Wolf Court, south of Auburn.

June 7, 2018 at 2:35 PM

June 7, 2018 at 2:19 PM

Foreard progress of the fire on Sisil Lane off Penn Valley has been stopped. Firefighters have a line around the fire. Now called contained at 0.5 acres

June 7, 2018 at 2:14 PM

June 7, 2018 at 8:34 AM The control burn postponed from May 17 at the UC Field Station in Browns Valley will take place today. Expect to see smoke in Browns Valley and surrounding areas. This is part of University of California Cooperative Extension’s workshop on prescribed burns for landowners and land managers wanting to gain skills in prescribed fire planning and implementation.

June 7, 2018 at 8:24 AM Dry and sunny weather today through Friday. Cooler than normal temperatures through the weekend and breezy conditions as the trough moves across the area Saturday night and early Sunday.

June 7, 2018 at 8:17 AM Traffic control on Coyote Street to recover a car that went off the embankment.

June 6, 2018 at 4:36 PM Vegetation fire on Frenchtown Road in Dobbins. CAL FIRE, local agencies and TNF firefighters en route.

June 6, 2018 at 4:17 PM The cause of the fire next to Juvenile Hall on Hwy in Nevada City has been determined to be an escaped campfire from a transient camp.

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June 6, 2018 at 2:17 PM Small vegetation fire on Hwy 49 close to Juvenile Hall. CAL FIRE and Nevada County Consolidated Fire are on scene of the incident, working the less than 1/8th of an acre fire. There is no growth anticipated, there is no threat to any structures. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Light smoke is wafting across Hwy 49 and into Nevada City.

June 6, 2018 at 7:49 AM Quiet, dry and warm weather for the rest of the week. Quiet weather and near to just below normal temperatures are expected the rest of the week. Cooler temperatures settle in for the weekend along with slight chances for mountain t-storms.

June 5, 2018 at 7:36 PM Our Nevada County June Primary Elections page is live. All updates and results will be posted here:

Nevada County June 2018 Primary Election – live updates and results

June 5, 2018 at 4:30 PM

June 5, 2018 at 12:39 PM Quick action by the firefighters has extinguished the fire on Bell Road. No damage, no road closure. Mop-up is in progress.

June 5, 2018 at 11:44 AM Full wildland dispatch, including aircraft, to a reported vegetation fire on Bell Road.

June 5, 2018 at 11:42 AM Are you one of Nevada County’s 68,023 registered voters? Want to check if your mail-in ballot was received? Just click here and see for yourself: https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/

June 5, 2018 at 10:30 AM NCSO and emergency services on scene at Quail Lane in Penn Valley for a report of shots fired, no injuries reported at this time. Please avoid the area.

June 5, 2018 at 7:00 AM The polls are now open! Nevada County voters, you can vote in person or drop off your ballot at any of the vote centers or the Elections Office.

June 5, 2018 at 6:52 AM Temperatures cool down to around seasonal normal today and remain there for the rest of the week. Expect sunny skies & dry weather for the foreseeable future across interior NorCal.

June 4, 2018 at 8:59 PM Units have arrived a small roadside spot on Hwy 49. Canceling most incoming engines, resources on scene can handle.

June 4, 2018 at 8:48 PM Units have searched the Indiana School Road area in Dobbins, only found one burn pile – attended by homeowner. Canceling incoming engines.

June 4, 2018 at 8:47 PM Additional engines en route to Hwy 49 near Milhouse Drive, possibly three separate spots between Milhouse and the 49er bridge.

June 4, 2018 at 8:45 PM Multiple roadside spots on Hwy 49 near Milhouse Drive. North San Juan Fire en route.

June 4, 2018 at 8:21 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire on the 14800 block of Indiana School Road in Dobbins. Engines, dozer, hand crew and prevention in route.

June 4, 2018 at 7:26 PM Incident Commander requests two engines and one crew to continue in, all other resources can cancel.

June 4, 2018 at 7:25 PM Firefighters are making progress on the Kibbe Fire, still burning at a slow rate of spread, no change in acreage.

June 4, 2018 at 7:13 PM First unit at scene in Loma Rica reports about 1/4 acre, some wind exposure. All resources to continue in at this time.

June 4, 2018 at 7:07 PM Vegetation fire in Loma Rica on Kibbe Road, across of Loma Rica Road. Reported as a spot behind a home, numerous resources en route.

June 4, 2018 at 6:46 PM Thanks to reader Larry for the heads up. Mill Street in Grass Valley is blocked near the Royce Library, a tree has fallen across the roadway.

June 4, 2018 at 11:12 AM Final acreage for the extension to the wildland is 1/10th of an acre. Incident Commander is requesting PG&E to respond to the scene.

June 4, 2018 at 10:52 AM Wildland extension has been contained on the Vega Fire. Trailer is on the ground, fully consumed. Extensive mop-up operations will take several hours. All water tenders are to continue in, engines still en route can cancel and return to their respective stations.

June 4, 2018 at 10:41 AM Firefighters are making good progress on both the structure and the wildland on the Vega Fire in Dobbins. Some black smoke still visible, thinning out rapidly.

June 4, 2018 at 10:32 AM Additional water tenders requested to the Vega Fire by the firefighters n scene. One trailer appears fully engulfed on the property.

June 4, 2018 at 10:21 AM Residential structure fire on Vega Way in the Dobbins area, with extension to the wildland. Numerous units en route.

June 3, 2018 at 4:06 PM Monument IC estimates firefighter resources will be committed for 3-4 hours. Requesting one additional water tender and traffic control for Hwy 20. The fire is on the roadside, firefighters and equipment are close to the highway. If you are in the area, reduce your speed and pay extra attention.

June 3, 2018 at 3:52 PM Monument Air Attack reports fire approximately 50% contained, only interior burning at this time. Monument IC reports they have the all clear on the buildings and is canceling all aircraft.

June 3, 2018 at 3:43 PM Monument IC can handle the fire with the resources dispatched.

June 3, 2018 at 3:34 PM Monument IC reports power lines down.

June 3, 2018 at 3:33 PM First unit at scene on Hwy 20 in Loma Rica reports 2 acres in grass, with outbuildings fully involved. All resources to continue in  at this time. This will be the Monument Fire.

June 3, 2018 at 3:23 PM Report of a residential structure fire, burning into the vegetation on Hwy 20 at Monument Trail in Loma Rica. Numerous ground and air resources en route.

June 3, 2018 at 1:29 PM Firefighters and rescue personnel are at the old 49’er bridge on the South Yuba, preparing to bring a patient up from the river.

June 3, 2018 at 1:26 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Val Verde Road southeast of Loomis. Numerous resources, including TNF Air Attack 17 en route.

June 3, 2018 at 8:53 AM Another very warm day today – hydrate! Very warm weather is expected across interior Northern California this weekend, with the potential for moderate heat risk for sensitive groups. Take the proper precautions to beat the heat!

June 2, 2018 at 3:46 PM Both fires on Sweetland Road have been knocked down, one engines to continue in – all others can cancel, including the Washington Ridge crew.

June 2, 2018 at 3:43 PM First unit on scene reports approximately 1/4 acre on each side of the road.

June 2, 2018 at 3:41 PM Fire on both sides of the road on Sweetland Road, across from Pleasant Valley Road in North San Juan. Numerous engines en route.

June 2, 2018 at 2:27 PM Numerous engines have checked the area on Hwy 20. No smoke, no fire, all units are returning to their stations.

June 2, 2018 at 2:15 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Hwy 20 near the Nevada-Yuba county line, numerous engines and a dozer en route

June 2, 2018 at 1:58 PM Vegetation fire stared by mowing operation on Cortez Court in Alta Sierra. Engines on scene, reported as 1/4 to 1/2 acre in grass.

June 2, 2018 at 8:45 AM Very warm weather across interior Northern California this weekend. Potential for moderate heat risk for sensitive groups. Take the proper precautions to beat the heat!

June 1, 2018 at 3:31 PM The burn pile is on private property, on the south side of I-80. Today is a permissible burn day, canceling all resources.

June 1, 2018 at 3:23 PM Helicopter 514 reports the smoke appears to be a single burn pile. They will be overhead shortly.

June 1, 2018 at 3:22 PM Helicopter 514 has lifted for a recon flight of the smoke on Burlington Ridge. The area is very remote and difficult to access by car.

June 1, 2018 at 3:04 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Burlington Ridge, Tahoe National Forest. Small smoke plume is visible from a lookout. Units en route.

June 1, 2018 at 11:33 AM Northstar Fire will be testing their EVACUATION SIREN located at Station #31 today (6/1 @ 1200). This is ONLY A TEST.

June 1, 2018 at 10:48 AM Heads up: Fiddyment Annual Training Burn in south Placer County begins today. The project will involve burning approximately 175 acres of grass between East Catlett Road and Sunset Boulevard West, on a parcel just west of the Athens Avenue-Fiddyment Road intersection. The area is north of Roseville and west of Rocklin and Lincoln.

June 1, 2018 at 8:05 AM Weekend will be hot, with temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees above normal. Warming temperatures this weekend will create problems for those sensitive to heat.

If you are looking for last month’s log, you can find it here.