Happening Now – June 2019

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 [email protected] 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.

June 30, 2019 at 4:37 PM Helicopter activity along Brewer Road and Alta Sierra is law-enforcement related. No fire reported.

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June 30, 2019 at 3:31 PM Eagle IC reports progress being made. Ground resources have nearly completed the line around the fire.

June 30, 2019 at 2:40 PM Tanker 88 is released from the fire, Air Attack 230 and Helicopter 514 are on scene.

June 30, 2019 at 2:33 PM TNF Helicopter 514 has the smoke in sight, reports it to be near Spaulding Lake. Looks to be right of a dirt road, burning at a slow rate of spread. Some wind out of the southwest.

June 30, 2019 at 2:22 PM Reported vegetation fire near Eagle Lake on the Tahoe National Forest, full wildland dispatch on order.

June 30, 2019 at 1:43 PM Wichita IC reports the fire contained, at approximately 1.5 acres. Mop-up operations will take about one hour.

June 30, 2019 at 1:28 PM First units at scene on Wichita Way report 2 acres in light flashy fuels, burning at a slow rate of spread. Structures are threatened, all units to continue in.

June 30, 2019 at 1:19 PM Vegetation fire reported on Wichita Way near Briarwood Lane near Camp Far West. Units en route.

June 30, 2019 at 12:01 PM Truck vs tree on Pasquale Road, emergency units on scene.

June 29, 2019 at 8:07 PM Firefighters on scene of a reported vegetation fire in the Ophir area just north of Newcastle. Small warming fire that escaped near a creek. Most resources are being canceled, including all aircraft.

June 29, 2019 at 3:22 PM Vehicle accident on Hwy 20 near Casci Road. Emergency services on scene.

June 29, 2019 at 2:35 PM Lookout now reports column appears to be dissipating, though still visible.

June 29, 2019 at 2:31 PM Small smoke column on New York Flat Road in the Brownsville area reported by Pike County lookout. Units are being dispatched now.

June 29, 2019 at 10:21 AM Firefighters have checked the length of Banner Lava Cap Road, so far no sign or smell of smoke. They’ll continue the area check.

June 29, 2019 at 10:11 AM Smoke check on Banner Lava Cap Road, units en route. Caller reports grey smoke, possibly a burn pile.

June 29, 2019 at 9:50 AM

June 29, 2019 at 9:19 AM Air temperatures warming up to normal levels, water temps remain cold. Warm & dry weather continues for interior NorCal through the weekend. Temperatures will warm slightly to near normal. The Week 2 forecast brings a return of above normal temperatures to the region.

June 28, 2019 at 5:40 PM First unit at scene requests one more engine to continue in, all other resources can cancel. Small roadside spot only.

June 28, 2019 at 5:33 PM Report of a vegetation fire on the 6700 block of Marysville Road in Yuba County. Full wildland dispatch on order.

June 28, 2019 at 2:02 PM Fire in Roseville has been extinguished, units to continue in and mop up.

June 28, 2019 at 1:52 PM Report of a residential structure fire on on Baseline Road in Roseville. Numerous engines en route.

June 28, 2019 at 1:18 PM Updates on the Long Fire will be here: Updates on the Long Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/long/

June 28, 2019 at 1:09 PM Additional resources are being added to the Long Incident. This is now a medium dispatch, including hand crews.

June 28, 2019 at 1:06 PM A CAL FIRE unit has the smoke in sight, appears to be down in the canyon, no access for engines. Air Attack, once overhead, can determine on which side of the river the fire is on.

June 28, 2019 at 1:05 PM Air Attack 503 and Tanker 89 have been assigned to the long incident as a precautionary measure.

June 28, 2019 at 1:03 PM Oregon Peak Lookout is reporting some build to the smoke, close to the Middle Yuba canyon.

June 28, 2019 at 1:01 PM CAL FIRE and North San Juan firefighters are en route to the Long incident.

June 28, 2019 at 12:58 PM Units are being dispatched to a possible vegetation fire on Long Point Road, across from Old Mill Road on the San Juan ridge. This would be the smoke reported by the lookout towers.

June 28, 2019 at 12:53 PM Smoke report from Oregon Peak lookout. Light column of smoke visible, confirmed by Banner Mountain lookout.

June 28, 2019 at 6:55 AM Gradual warming begins, temperatures return to average by Sunday. Temperatures will be a little warmer across interior NorCal today but still around 5-10 degrees below average for late-June.

June 27, 2019 at 7:34 PM Power outage affecting 596 in Grass Valley. PG&E repair crew is on-site working to restore power, estimated time of restoration is 8:00 pm.

June 27, 2019 at 11:41 AM Reported accident on Dorsey Drive, emergency services on scene.

June 27, 2019 at 7:34 AM Slight warming trend begins tomorrow, breezy conditions continue. Today’s highs will be around 10-15 degrees below average for late-June.

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June 26, 2019 at 7:32 PM

June 26, 2019 at 6:13 PM Major injury accident on northbound Hwy 49 at Mack Road, emergency services on scene. Expect delays.

June 26, 2019 at 3:01 PM The planned closures on LaBarr Meadows Road between Mcknight Way and Dog Bar Road have been cancelled for the remainder of the week. Nevada County Road Crews along with specialty contractors worked through the night on Monday and Tuesday to complete the repairs to the mine shaft sinkholes ahead of schedule.

June 26, 2019 at 2:37 PM Three-car accident on northbound Hwy 49 near Newtown Road. Units are en route.

June 26, 2019 at 8:45 AM The Georgetown district will be burning in the area of Darling Ridge Road and 12N81 today, June 26th.

June 26, 2019 at 8:12 AM Engines are being released from the fire on Laurentian, mop-up and overhaul are underway.

June 26, 2019 at 8:04 AM Firefighters are making progress at the fire on Laurentian. No extension to the vegetation, only structure fire.

June 26, 2019 at 7:57 AM Units have arrived at scene on Laurentian Way, confirmed structure and ground fire all units to continue in for now.

June 26, 2019 at 7:51 AM Two water tenders requested to he fire on Laurentian.

June 26, 2019 at 7:47 AM Law enforcement also en route to the reported explosion on Laurentian Way, possible drug lab. A previous fire occurred at the same location on May 8.

June 26, 2019 at 7:45 AM Report of a possible explosion and fire on the 10000 block of Laurentian Way off Hwy 20 east of Nevada City, numerous engines en route.

June 26, 2019 at 6:26 AM Unseasonably cool and continued breezy conditions through the week. Cooler days also mean cooler nights this week. Low temperatures will fall to 5-15° below normal on Thursday & Friday mornings.

June 25, 2019 at 5:35 PM

June 25, 2019 at 11:46 AM All lanes are open again on Hwy 20, the traffic backup is now cleared.

June 25, 2019 at 9:46 AM Caltrans update: HWY 20 WB lane is closed near Rex Reservoir Road due to an overturned big rig. Expect delays and one-way traffic control for cleanup.

June 25, 2019 at 9:44 AM Emergency services on scene at westbound Hwy 20 report no injuries in the multi-truck accident. Traffic is starting to back up, use an alternate route of possible.

Photo courtesy Scarlett T. Preuitt

June 25, 2019 at 9:27 AM Three big rigs involved in an accident, including two gravel trucks on westbound Hwy 20 near Rex Reservoir Rd. Several cars reportedly struck by rocks. Emergency services on scene, use extreme caution in the area.

June 25, 2019 at 9:25 AM Overturned gravel truck on westbound Rough And Ready Hwy near Rex Reservoir. Emergency services on scene.

June 25, 2019 at 7:05 AM Cooling trend intensifies through the work week. Ready for some cooler weather? A cool system from the Gulf of Alaska will bring noticeably lower temperatures, especially for mid to late in the week. Temperatures across the area will fall to 10-15° below normal by Wednesday and Thursday!

June 24, 2019 at 7:34 PM Reported fire on Cook Lane near Texas Hill Road in Dobbins. Turns out to be a false alarm, no fire.

June 24, 2019 at 3:37 PM Hwy 174 is open in both directions again.

June 24, 2019 at 2:17 PM Reader reports one-way traffic control on Hwy 174 from Rollins Lake Road to the Red Frog. Utility work should be done by 6 pm.

June 24, 2019 at 12:51 PM Report of a new start on Foresthill Road near Sugar Pine Road. Units are in route.

June 24, 2019 at 12:32 PM Updates on the Scott Fire in Smartsville are here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/scottuc/

June 24, 2019 at 12:24 PM Tankers are returning to the  fire at the UC Field Station. Air Attack is remaining overhead.

June 24, 2019 at 12:03 PM Firefighters are on scene of a small fire at the UC Field Station in Smartsville.

June 24, 2019 at 10:15 AM

June 24, 2019 at 9:12 AM Accident on Tyler Foote Road near Hydraulic West. Units en route.

June 24, 2019 at 8:27 AM Two-car accident on Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive, vehicles are on the right-hand side, no injuries reported.

Photo courtesy Ophir Hill Fire

June 24, 2019 at 8:12 AM Per Ophir Hill Fire, a semi trailer tipped over on You Bet Road, the roadway is partially blocked.

June 24, 2019 at 8:06 AM Non-injury accident on You Bet Road near Lost Lake Road.

June 24, 2019 at 7:34 AM A light post is reported to be down and in the slow lane on Northbound Hwy 49 at La Barr Meadows Road. Use caution in the area.

June 24, 2019 at 6:45 AM Cooler temperatures through Thursday. A colder than normal low pressure system off the Western Canada coast will drop southeastward over the next few days bringing a cooling trend to northern California. Daytime highs will drop to a little below normal Tuesday then to 10 or more degrees colder than normal by Thursday as the low pushes into the Pacific Northwest. Local waterways remain on the chilly side, generally in the mid/upper 50s in most locations.

June 23, 2019 at 12:41 PM The Bald fire is fully contained at 1.3 acres. Units will remain at scene for approximately 2 hours to mop-up.

June 23, 2019 at 12:22 PM Bald IC is releasing the tanker, the dozer and all but 2 of the incoming engines. Fire will be contained at approximately 1 acre. Air Attack is remaining overhead for a while.

June 23, 2019 at 12:20 PM Bald IC reports the forward progress of the fire has been stopped. Canceling some of the incoming resources, including the crew.

June 23, 2019 at 12:17 PM Firefighters are working the right flank of the fire and will attempt to cut off the head of the fire. Air Attack and Tanker 88 are arriving over the fire shortly..

June 23, 2019 at 12:16 PM Units at scene now report 1/2 acre burning in grass and oak woodland at a moderate rate of spread, no threat to structures. This will be the Bald incident.

June 23, 2019 at 12:11 PM First unit at scene reports 1/4 to 1/2 acre burning at a slow to moderate rate of spread, all units to continue in.

June 23, 2019 at 12:08 PM Report of a field on fire on the 6400 block of Bald Mountain Road in the Browns Valley area. Full wildland dispatch on order, including aircraft.

June 23, 2019 at 12:01 PM Firefighters have contained the small fire on Bear Court.

June 23, 2019 at 11:42 AM Firefighters are on scene at the small fire on Bear Court. Battalion 2314, Brush 23, Engines 2361, 2382 and prevention officers have been assigned to the incident.

June 23, 2019 at 11:38 AM Air Attack 230 is over a small fire in the vicinity of Duggans Road and Bear Court, probably caused by some construction work. Slow rate of spread and low potential for growth.

June 22, 2019 at 5:20 PM Firefighters have checked the Chicken Hawk campground area. No smoke or fire visible.

June 22, 2019 at 4:42 PM Report if a vegetation fire on northeast of Chicken Hawk campground off Foresthill Road in Placer County. Forest Service personnel en route.

June 22, 2019 at 2:54 PM The injured motorcycle rider has been taken to Sutter Roseville, all lanes are now open.

June 22, 2019 at 1:52 PM Motorcycle accident on southbound Hwy 49 near the 49er bridge. Major injury accident, southbound lanes are blocked, emergency services are on scene.

June 22, 2019 at 8:08 AM Critical fire weather conditions continue today. Breezy northerly winds will continue today. Expect gusts in the 20 to 35 mph range through late this afternoon in the Chico area. A warming trend is expected this weekend, followed by much cooler temperatures next week.

June 21, 2019 at 6:37 PM The Fiddyment Training Burn scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday June 22nd at Fidddyment Road and E. Catlett in South Placer County is cancelled due to the fire danger and anticipated continued fire weather watch. Red flag warnings are still in effect.

June 21, 2019 at 4:04 PM Report of a car driving on flat tires, reportedly causing sparks along the roadway on Long Street in Nevada City. Fire units are on scene.

June 21, 2019 at 6:42 AM First day of summer comes with elevated fire weather concerns. Low humidity and breezy north winds will bring increased fire danger today and Saturday. Please avoid outdoor activities that could cause a spark.

June 20, 2019 at 4:27 PM A Red Flag Warning has been issued for this evening through Saturday. Breezy north winds will develop on late this afternoon and evening and this will bring increased fire weather concerns for portions of the northern and central Sacramento Valley and adjacent foothills below 2000 feet.

June 20, 2019 at 7:27 AM Fire weather concerns for lower elevations extended through Saturday. Breezy north winds will develop on late this afternoon and evening and this will bring increased fire weather concerns for portions of the northern and central Sacramento Valley and adjacent foothills below 2000 feet. Increased fire weather concerns will continue through Saturday.

June 19, 2019 at 12:33 PM Accident on Wolf Drive near the Bear River Market. Two cars involved.

June 19, 2019 at 7:43 AM Fire weather concerns continue into Saturday morning for the lower elevations. Breezy north winds will develop on Thursday and this will bring increased fire weather concerns for portions of the northern and central Sacramento Valley and adjacent foothills below 2000 feet.

June 18, 2019 at 8:09 PM Firefighters have thoroughly checked the North Bloomfield/Graniteville area. No fire.

June 18, 2019 at 7:33 PM Smoke check on North Bloomfield/Graniteville Road, reported as grey smoke blowing over the roadway, no flames seen. Units en route.

June 18, 2019 at 6:45 AM Heat Advisory in effect from 9 am this morning to 10 pm this evening. High pressure building up over California will bring very warm temperatures today. Over the northern and central Sacramento valley, early morning temperatures will start out in the 70s then warm to well above normal this afternoon.

June 17, 2019 at 4:20 PM

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 5:15 PM PDT for:
North central Placer County in central California.
Central Nevada County in northern California.

At 417 PM PDT, a strong thunderstorm was located near Emigrant Gap, or near Cisco, moving west at 20 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph and dime size hail are possible with this storm and will likely impact parts of I-80 east of Baxter to the Yuba Gap.

HAZARD…Quarter size hail and winds up to 50 mph.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Damage to vehicles is expected.

Locations impacted include Blue Canyon,  Emigrant Gap and Lake Spaulding.

June 17, 2019 at 10:27 AM Forest Service Air Attack 17 is off the Grass Valley Air Attack Base, checking for possible new starts after last night’s lightning strikes in the high country.

June 17, 2019 at 9:47 AM People heading to the water to cool down should be reminded that waters are still cold and rivers are still running fast. Life jackets are encouraged around any body of water.

June 17, 2019 at 8:29 AM Explainer: I see smoke – now what? Temperatures are about to really heat up, the suspension of burn permits goes into effect today and high fire season is just around the corner. Time for the yearly refresher on what to do when you see smoke.

June 17, 2019 at 8:27 AM Reported residential structure fire on Laporte Road near Oro-Bangor Hwy. Butte County and Foothill Fire units en route.

June 17, 2019 at 6:57 AM Burn ban suspension takes effect today at 8:00 A.M. and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves.

June 17, 2019 at 6:53 AM Heat peaks Tuesday, gusty north winds throughout the week. Breezy northerly winds over the northern Sacramento Valley will develop with the upper level ridge building to the north, with gusts up to 20 to 25 mph this afternoon on the west side.

June 16, 2019 at 1:58 PM Thunderstorms Developing Across the Sierra and Western Nevada.

Through 5 PM scattered thunderstorms will continue to develop across the Sierra and far Western Nevada. Some areas impacted include Lassen National Park, Portola, Truckee and Lake Tahoe, Mt Rose, Reno and Carson City, Minden, Bridgeport, Mono Lake, and Mammoth Lakes. Storms will be somewhat slow moving, generally to the east around 5 to 10 mph.

Impacts from storms will include: strong and erratic outflow winds to 50 mph, frequent lightning, small hail, periods of heavy rain, and rapid temperature drops. Localized flooding is possible if heavy rains persist enough, including mudslides near old burn scars.

With storms developing, NOW is the time to seek a safe sturdy shelter indoors or in a car, if you are outdoors hiking or on the lake. Lightning is a real safety hazard even if the storms are relatively weak, and can strike 5 to 10 miles away from the storm core. No place outdoors is completely safe from lightning.

June 16, 2019 at 8:59 AM Heat and elevated fire weather concerns are making a comeback early this week. Happy Father’s Day! Sunny and warmer today after some morning clouds. Some isolated afternoon thunderstorms are possible over the mountains.

June 15, 2019 at 8:46 PM Firefighters are en route to a small fire off Hwy 20 near Pine Flat. Campers reported and put a line around the fire.

June 14, 2019 at 8:45 PM Pedestrian vs motorcycle on McCourtney Road at Lime Kiln Road. Units en route.

June 14, 2019 at 11:48 AM

June 14, 2019 at 8:20 AM Horse running loose in the roadway on Hwy 20 near Washington Road. Please use extreme caution in the area.

June 14, 2019 at 8:18 AM Firefighters have located a legal burn pile, canceling the response – false alarm.

June 14, 2019 at 8:04 AM Smoke check in the Loma Rica Road area in Yuba County.

June 14, 2019 at 7:47 AM

June 14, 2019 at 7:01 AM Breezy northerly winds and increasing fire weather concerns next week. Cooling trend into Saturday, but more hot weather returns early next week.

June 14, 2019 at 6:53 AM All eastbound lanes blocked on I-80 at Soda Springs in the Sierra due to an overturned big rig. First responders on scene and Caltrans enroute to assist with cleanup. No ETO.

June 13, 2019 at 5:21 PM Most units dispatched to the small fire on Selby Lane are being canceled. Units on scene can handle.

June 13, 2019 at 5:13 PM Vegetation fire on Selby Lane near Rabb Road off Purdon Road, 4 people are trying to put it out. Battalion 2314, Battalion 3, Engines 2352, 5482, 84, Tahoe Engine 333 and two Prevention Officers being dispatched.

June 13, 2019 at 12:06 PM Units on scene on LaPorte Road report this to be two burn piles, not a structure fire. Most incoming units are being canceled.

June 13, 2019 at 11:52 AM Report of a cabin on fire with extension to the vegetation on LaPorte Road near Brownsville. 2 miles north towards Challenge. Units en route, Pike County lookout reports no smoke visible in the area at this time.

June 13, 2019 at 10:12 AM A fawn is running on Hwy 49 between La Barr Meadows and Alta Sierra. Reduce your speed an watch for a truck with hazard lights. (Thanks to that driver!)

June 13, 2019 at 9:54 AM Report of a small grass fire at Gate 4 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, units are on scene.

June 13, 2019 at 7:39 AM Cooling into Saturday, hot weather returns early next week. Friday expected to be the coolest day for most areas during upcoming seven day forecast period. Threat of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm is focused mainly over the higher elevations of the Northern Sierra Nevada tomorrow.

June 12, 2019 at 3:38 PM Units at scene on Hwy 20 have stopped the forward progress, starting mop up now. Units still en route can cancel.

June 12, 2019 at 3:27 PM Vegetation fire, reported as a small spot, on Hwy 20 near Station 40 in Smartsville. Full wildland response on order.

June 12, 2019 at 2:52 PM Outage in Peardale on Day Road has been reduced to 14 customers. Crews are working to completely restore power o the area.

June 12, 2019 at 2:50 PM Power has been restored to the Gold Flat/Clay Street area. Crews have replaced a damaged pole and repaired the power line.

June 12, 2019 at 1:22 PM Fire contained on Day Road in Peardale, PG&E crew on site.

June 12, 2019 at 12:42 PM Tree into power lines on the 13800 block of Day Road in Peardale, tree on fire, units en route.

54 customers without power. PG&E assessment crew is en route to the outage. No estimated time of restoration yet.

June 12, 2019 at 9:09 AM Outage due to a tree into power lines has been reduced to 249 customers. PG&E crew is on scene.

Photo courtesy Erin Minett

June 12, 2019 at 8:35 AM The offending tree on Gold Flat Road that caused the power outage. 1,079 customers are still without power. Gold Flat is closed to through traffic at this time.

June 12, 2019 at 8:13 AM Today is a NO BURN DAY in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra counties.

June 12, 2019 at 8:11 AM Slight cooling through Friday, chance of thunderstorms in the higher elevations. Gradual cooling trend into Friday, but high temperatures remain 5 to 15 degrees above normal through the weekend. Isolated afternoon to early evening showers and thunderstorms are possible over the Coastal Range and Western Plumas mountains through Thursday, and over the Northern Sierra Nevada through next Monday.

June 12, 2019 at 7:36 AM The outage has been reduced to 1,079 customers. PG&E assessment crew is en route to the outage. There is no ETA for restoration at this time.

June 12, 2019 at 7:12 AM Nevada City Fire units at scene of a tree into power lines at Gold Flat Road and Gracie Road.

Outage for 2,167 and 1,079 customers from Town Talk Road in the Brunswick Basin to Purdon Road. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

June 11, 2019 at 10:12 AM Vehicle off the roadway on Hwy 174 / Bar Ela Ranch Rd. Emergency services on scene.

June 11, 2019 at 9:08 AM From Nevada County Department of Public Works: Meadow Dr, between Octagon Lane and Orzalli Rd, will be closed to through traffic for utility work and/or roadwork on June 11, 2019. The closure will take place between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM (weather permitting). Access to businesses/residences will be maintained, however through traffic will be required to use an alternate route. Please observe all traffic control signs and the instructions of onsite personnel. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience. Contact the County of Nevada Department of Public Works at (530) 265-1411 for more details.

June 11, 2019 at 7:03 AM Near record high temperatures expected today. Very warm temperatures today will push close to record values some areas. At least a few high temperature records are likely to be set. A strong high pressure ridge over the west coast will bring another day of hot temperatures today. This high pressure will begin sliding eastward tonight and Wednesday bringing a slight cooling trend.

June 11, 2019 at 6:52 AM Today is a NO BURN DAY in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra counties.

June 10, 2019 at 4:10 PM Fire on Mooney Flat is in mop-up. Releasing some of the engines.

June 10, 2019 at 4:02 PM Units on scene at Mooney Flat Road are making good progress. Most incoming units are being canceled.

June 10, 2019 at 3:53 PM Full wildland dispatch en route for the reported vegetation fire on Mooney Flat Road, the fire was possibly started by Caltrans mowing. Helicopter has been canceled.

June 10, 2019 at 3:49 PM Report of a vegetation fire on eastbound Hwy 20 at Mooney Flat. Units en route. Reported to be the size of a house, flames and smoke visible.

June 10, 2019 at 1:38 PM An Excessive Heat Warning will continue this afternoon through Wednesday morning as hot weather will continue across Northern California early this week. Daytime highs will be in the triple digits today and Tuesday with lows remaining relatively warm. These mild overnight lows will increase the threat for heat related illnesses.

June 10, 2019 at 7:58 AM Caltrans maintenance crews will be conducting vegetation control on SR-49 from 9:30 am to 4 pm today between the SR-20 junction and North Bloomfield Road. One-way traffic control will be in place. N. Bloomfield signals will be on a four-way flash.

June 10, 2019 at 6:57 AM Heat advisory in effect through tomorrow. A strong high pressure ridge building over the west coast will bring very warm to hot temperatures today and Tuesday. This high pressure will begin sliding eastward by mid-week bringing a slight cooling trend.

June 10, 2019 at 6:49 AM CAL FIRE has declared June 7 Through 10 to be no burn days due to high temperatures, winds and low humidities.

June 9, 2019 at 11:54 PM Brandy IC declares the fire contained, firefighters are still working on overhaul.

June 9, 2019 at 11:06 PM Brandy IC reports knockdown on the structure fire in Alta Sierra. Firefighters will remain on scene for approximately two hours for mop up and overhaul operations.

June 9, 2019 at 10:45 PM IC reports good progress on the structure fire in Alta Sierra, close to achieving containment. PG&E crew has arrived on site to de-energize the drop line and mitigate any possible electrical hazard.

June 9, 2019 at 10:28 PM Firefighters have extinguished the small fire on Perimeter Road.

June 9, 2019 at 10:20 PM Firefighters en route to check a reported debris burn on Banner Lava Cap.

June 9, 2019 at 10:12 PM IC reports still no threat to the wildland, two additional engines requested to the structure fire in Alta Sierra.

June 9, 2019 at 10:05 PM IC at the structure fire in Alta Sierra reports firefighters are transitioning from outside suppression to interior attack. All engines still en route to continue in.

June 9, 2019 at 9:56 PM PG&E crew requested to the structure fire in Alta Sierra. No extension to the wildland at this time, some ember cast reported.

June 9, 2019 at 9:50 PM First unit has arrived at the fire in Alta Sierra, reporting a two-story structure with the second story approximately 75% involved. One additional water tender requested.

June 9, 2019 at 9:49 PM Additional units to the structure fire in Alta Sierra, breathing support unit as a precautionary measure.

June 9, 2019 at 9:47 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire on the 23000 block of Perimeter Road near White Oak Drive, Higgins area. Units en route.

June 9, 2019 at 9:46 PM Report of a structure fire on Round Valley Road near Norlene Way in Alta Sierra. Units en route, flames seen. No cars in the driveway, per reporting parties.

June 9, 2019 at 9:39 PM Report of a fire on the northeast runway at the Yuba County Airport. Units en route.

June 9, 2019 at 7:24 PM Sutter North Fire: 1,300 acres grass, 80% contained. The Red Flag Warning for the fire area has expired as of 5:00 pm. This will be the final report unless a significant change occurs

June 9, 2019 at 2:47 PM Medical emergency at Beale Falls, units en route.

June 9, 2019 at 12:52 PM Rollin IC reports the fire is contained at 1.6 acres. Mop-up is ongoing.

June 9, 2019 at 12:45 PM Fire on Bell Road is contained, resources will be committed for one hour.

June 9, 2019 at 12:39 PM Bell IC reports 1/4 acre in grass, burning at a slow rate of spread. Three engines to continue in, all others can cancel.

June 9, 2019 at 12:33 PM Rollin IC reports forward progress stopped and the threat to the home has been mitigated.

June 9, 2019 at 12:33 PM Helicopters are part of the WUI drill, there is currently no fire in the Yuba canyon.

June 9, 2019 at 12:32 PM Fire on Bell Road reported as a 50 by 50 spot, started by mowing.

June 9, 2019 at 12:27 PM Reported vegetation fire on Bell Road in Auburn, units en route.

June 9, 2019 at 12:19 PM First unit at scene reports approximately 2 acres, possible threat to the home.

June 9, 2019 at 12:18 PM Additional resources are being dispatched to the Rollin Fire.

June 9, 2019 at 12:13 PM Report from a neighbor on the Rollin Hill fire estimates the fire at 1 acre now.

June 9, 2019 at 12:07 PM Reported grass fire on Rollin Hills Road in Yuba County off Loma Rica Road. Units en route.

June 9, 2019 at 11:36 AM WUI Drill update from CodeRED: This is only a drill. As part of today’s wildfire drill, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an evacuation order for the area of Cement Hill and Lake Vera / Round Mountain fire wise communities. Participating members should evacuate according to their family evacuation plan. Again, this is only a drill.

June 9, 2019 at 11:33 AM Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) crews are conducting safety patrols and inspections in the Sierra Foothills, where the company proactively turned off power for safety to approximately 20,500 customers in Butte and Yuba counties. Approximately 260 personnel must inspect approximately 800 miles of transmission and distribution lines as part of the restoration process, the equivalent distance from San Francisco to Seattle, WA. Approximately 6,000 customers have had energy restored thus far. Inspections will take place during daylight hours and PG&E expects to be able to restore power to these customers within 24 to 48 hours.

June 9, 2019 at 10:27 AM Fire weather concerns continue today, hot weather expected for much of next week. The Red Flag Warning will continue today due to elevated fire weather conditions across the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys, generally below 1000 feet. Winds will be lighter today than yesterday with gusts in the Valley up to 30 mph. After today, the main hazard transitions to heat as temperatures will rise to above 100 degrees both tomorrow and Tuesday in the Valley. An Excessive Heat Watch has been issued for these days and any groups sensitive to these hot temperatures will need to take precautions. Temperatures cool slightly Wednesday into the upper 90s, and again into the mid 90s by Thursday. Also to note, waterways continue to run fast and cold.

June 9, 2019 at 10:07 AM

June 9, 2019 at 9:58 AM Sutter North Fire: 1,050 acres grass, 20% contained. Red Flag Warning remains for strong north winds and dry fuels for the fire area. This incident is also referred to as the West Butte Fire.

Morning briefing. Photo: YubaNet

June 9, 2019 at 9:37 AM FYI, the CodeRED message from Nevada County for today’s WUI drill: This is a drill. This is an informational alert from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. First responders are conducting a wildfire drill in the Champion Mine, Lake Vera Purdon, Greater Cement Hill area today, June 9, 2019. There will be an increased presence of first responders in the area throughout the duration of the drill. We encourage residents to use this opportunity to review or develop their family emergency plans. This is only a drill.

June 8, 2019 at 8:24 PM Effective at 8:00 pm tonight, North Ops moved to Preparedness Level 2. Levels are 1-5.

June 8, 2019 at 8:07 PM Sutter North Fire: 500 acres grass, 0% contained. Fire is located north of Sutter Butte near North Butte Rd. and West Butte Rd. Fire is burning with a moderate rate of spread. Gusty north winds continue to challenge firefighting efforts.

June 8, 2019 at 7:44 PM Ink Fire off Pope Valley Rd, northeast of Calistoga in Napa County is 50 acres & 75% contained.

June 8, 2019 at 7:01 PM Illegal debris burn on Foresthill Road and Timberline. Units en route.

June 8, 2019 at 6:22 PM Updates on the Sand Fire in Yolo County will be here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/sandyolo/

June 8, 2019 at 6:21 PM Air Attack over the West Butte fire in Sutter County is requesting one additional air tanker.

June 8, 2019 at 5:51 PM New fire, the West Butte Fire off North Butte Rd & West Butte Rd, northeast of Colusa in Sutter County. Lead agency: Sutter County Fire Department

June 8, 2019 at 5:02 PM

June 8, 2019 at 4:20 PM

June 8, 2019 at 4:19 PM

Ink Fire off Pope Valley Rd, northeast of Calistoga in Napa County is 25 acres & 50% contained.

June 8, 2019 at 3:56 PM Firefighters are battling a fire outside of Cameron Park off Fallen Leaf Road.

June 8, 2019 at 3:42 PM PG&E will open a Customer Response Center at Sierra College in Grass Valley tomorrow. There will be air conditioning, charging stations for devices and customer service personnel. More details will be posted as they become available.

June 8, 2019 at 3:34 PM Power to Be Turned Off for Safety to Approximately 26,900 Customers in Portions of Butte, Yuba, Nevada, El Dorado and Placer counties. Public Safety Power Shutoff Being Executed for Sierra Foothills at Approximately 9:00 p.m.

June 8, 2019 at 3:18 PM Marysville Fire and Cal Fire are still making good progress on the Levee Fire off Highway 20 & E 22nd Street, Marysville in Yuba County.

June 8, 2019 at 3:14 PM Accident on La Barr Meadows Road in front of Hansen Brothers, two cars involved. Emergency services on scene.

June 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM Vegetation fire on the 3900 block of PFE Road, near Billy Mitchell Boulevard. Emergency services en route. Reported as grass and a tree on fire.

June 8, 2019 at 1:56 PM Firefighters are making good progress on a small fire off Hwy 20 near Marysville.

June 8, 2019 at 1:44 PM Map of possible PSPS areas for June 8 in the Sierra Foothills – this map is subject to change and no power shutoff has been confirmed at this time.

June 8, 2019 at 9:32 AM Red Flag Warning: Fire weather concerns and gusty winds this weekend. Elevated fire weather concerns will be seen both today and tomorrow across portions of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys, generally below 1000 feet. Along with relative humidity values dropping into the low teens, winds will be gusty today with gusts 35-45 mph expected (locally up to 50 mph) in portions of the Sacramento Valley. Early next week the main hazard will transition to heat concerns as high temperatures in the Valley will be in the upper 90s to above 100 degrees. Some locations may near their daily high temperature records. Waterways continue to be cold and fast moving, and caution should be taken if around one.

June 8, 2019 at 8:31 AM Regarding the potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) for Nevada County: If the power is shut off later this evening, it will be for portions of Lake Wildwood, along the Hwy 20 corridor in the Penn Valley and Rough&Ready area, southwest of Alta Sierra along the Hwy 49 corridor, portions of McCourtney, Wolf Road area. Nevada City, Grass Valley are not in the PSPS zone. We will update as soon as we receive any new information.

June 7, 2019 at 4:49 PM Tankers on hold for the reported fire in East Oroville. State Parks burn pile, not a vegetation fire.

June 7, 2019 at 4:23 PM Report of a large spot on the peninsula in the Loafer Creek Recreation Area in East Oroville. One Air Attack, two tankers from Grass Valley are responding, with numerous Butte County resources.

June 7, 2019 at 2:57 PM Accident on Dog Bar Road near Magnolia Road, vehicle into the bridge.

June 7, 2019 at 2:21 PM Fire on Combie has been contained.

June 7, 2019 at 2:11 PM Units at scene on Combie Road can handle, only one engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

June 7, 2019 at 2:08 PM Reported brush fire on Hwy 49 and Combie Road. Small spot, units en route.

June 7, 2019 at 12:14 PM PG&E might proactively turn off power for safety to a number of customers, including the Sierra Foothills this weekend

June 7, 2019 at 9:59 AM Red Flag Warning for Portions of the Central Valley in Northern California Saturday through Sunday.

Well above average temperatures combined with breezy to strong north winds will bring increased fire weather concerns this weekend. Daytime humidities will be low with poor humidity recoveries expected overnight Saturday. The wildland fuels are driest at the lower elevations, where there has been less precipitation over the last month. Therefore, the warning is in effect below the 1000 foot level.

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 6 AM Saturday to 5 PM PDT Sunday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AFFECTED AREA: Sacramento and San Joaquin valley fire weather zones 215, 216, 217, 218 and 219.

* WIND: North wind 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 to 45 mph, strongest wind gusts on Saturday. Winds diminishing Sunday afternoon 10 to 20 mph.

* HUMIDITY: Minimum humidity 10 to 20 percent during the day, locally lower in the upper single digits. Poor to moderate humidity recoveries overnight of 30 to 40 percent, locally lower.

* HIGHEST THREAT: Western Sacramento and northern San Joaquin valleys, where the highest wind gusts are expected.

* IMPACTS: any grass fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

June 7, 2019 at 7:10 AM CAL FIRE has declared June 7 Through 9 to be no burn days due to high temperatures, winds and low humidities.

June 7, 2019 at 7:06 AM Below normal temps today, gusty winds and a fire weather watch over the weekend. Gusty winds developing Saturday with a few gusts to 40 mph. Area waterways continue to run very cold & fast due to mountain snow melt. Be cautious if you’re near the water this weekend. Always wear a life vest & keep an eye on children!

June 6, 2019 at 8:21 AM Purdon Crossing on the South Yuba River just got a little safer, again. A satellite phone, directly connected to dispatch, is once again available to connect anyone needing help at the popular recreation spot on the river.

June 6, 2019 at 7:02 AM Gusty north winds, low humidity and high temperatures prompt Fire Weather Watch for lower elevations. Dry northerly winds will increase this weekend with low humidities expected. Use extra caution to avoid any fire starts as grasslands are drying out across the lower elevation areas.

June 5, 2019 at 11:40 PM All law enforcement units have been released. No further details this time.

June 5, 2019 at 11:13 PM CHP Helicopter H20 and their plane are over Nevada City looking for a subject in a vehicle pursuit. Several law enforcement vehicles are also in the area.

June 5, 2019 at 8:05 PM A Fire Weather Watch is in place from Friday afternoon through early Sunday afternoon for portions of the Valley. Hot and dry conditions are in place today while the extended dry period continues into next week. Gusty northerly winds in conjunction with low relative humidity values support an elevated fire weather concern. The largest concerns are for grass fires given curing noted in fuel assessments, generally below 1,000 feet elevation. Hot temperatures return to the region by early next week, likely 10 to 15 degrees above average.

June 5, 2019 at 1:11 PM The American River Ranger District is continuing with the Seed Orchard prescribed burn today. Smoke will likely impact private residences near Seed Orchard to residence at Bakers Ranch. Michigan Bluff and Foresthill may see smoke as well. Smoke and fire will be visible along the Foresthill Divide Rd. Traffic control may be utilized if necessary.

June 5, 2019 at 6:44 AM Hot weather continues, concerns about gusty north winds later this week. Another day of significant heat for interior NorCal today with widespread upper 90s to near 100 across the Valley.

June 4, 2019 at 10:05 PM
Statewide results:

Dahle: 65,956
Kiley: 58,902

June 4, 2019 at 9:32 PM

Statewide:

Dahle: 65,135
Kiley: 58,765

June 4, 2019 at 9:08 PM

Statewide:

Dahle: 64,680
Kiley: 58,334

June 4, 2019 at 8:51 PM

Statewide:

Dahle: 64,622
Kiley: 58,324

June 4, 2019 at 8:41 PM

Statewide:

Dahle: 54,080
Kiley: 47,536

June 4, 2019 at 8:31 PM First election results for Nevada County:

Dahle: 10,040
Kiley: 4,924

Statewide:

Kiley: 54,080
Dahle: 47,536

June 4, 2019 at 7:50 PM Firefighters have thoroughly checked the Brunswick Road area and no smoke or fire has been located.

June 4, 2019 at 7:35 PM Smoke check in the area of Brunswick Road, possibly near a transient camp. Units en route.

June 4, 2019 at 5:26 PM Hwy 49 south of Grass Valley is all clear again. Caltrans has removed the tree.

June 4, 2019 at 5:02 PM CAL FIRE, State Parks and PCSO on scene of a possible river rescue at the Confluence of the American River in Auburn. Reported as a passerby seeing a man holding on to a tree. Helicopter and medics are on scene as well.

June 4, 2019 at 4:55 PM

June 4, 2019 at 4:19 PM Vehicle vs fence on McCourtney Road near Thoroughbred Loop.

June 4, 2019 at 2:29 PM Passersby attempted to extinguish the fire – almost out.

June 4, 2019 at 2:20 PM Report of a possible vegetation dire on Hwy 20 at the South Ponderosa off ramp. Numerous engines en route.

June 4, 2019 at 10:18 AM A reader reports traffic is stopped on Hwy 174 near Greenhorn Access Road. One-way Traffic Operation from Dalmation Dr Buena Wood to Greenhorn Access Rd due to tree work, expected to end at 4:01pm

June 4, 2019 at 9:30 AM Another fire alarm goes off in the Rood Center. CEO Alison Lehman informs the BOS that roof work is being done today and air coming into the building triggers the fire alarm.

June 4, 2019 at 9:11 AM The Nevada County BOS budget hearing is underway now, after a fire alarm delayed the start for 5 minutes. An overheating system in the IT department was the culprit.

June 4, 2019 at 9:08 AM Truckee Police: Traffic Accident: Northwoods Blvd CLOSED between Oslo and Hansel with power lines down in the roadway. Please avoid the area and be patient as we work with Fire personnel to clear the roadway.

June 4, 2019 at 6:22 AM First real heat of the summer is upon us. The first significant heat event of the year for interior NorCal today and Wednesday with widespread mid-upper 90s across the Valley.

June 3, 2019 at 6:41 PM Mop-up operations have begun at the structure fire on the San Juan Ridge.

June 3, 2019 at 5:52 PM Single-wide trailer is fully involved, almost burnt to the ground. No current threat to the wildland.

June 3, 2019 at 5:45 PM The fire is located closer to Sunrise Rose. Units are on scene.

June 3, 2019 at 5:37 PM Reported structure fire in the area of Old Mill Road near Grizzly Hill School. Numerous engines en route.

June 3, 2019 at 4:00 PM A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT SOUTHWESTERN SIERRA AND NORTH CENTRAL NEVADA COUNTIES.

At 341 PM PDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over Alleghany, or near Downieville, moving southwest at 10 mph.

Pea size hail is possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include…
Downieville, Bowman Lake, Alleghany, Skillman Campground and
Graniteville.

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

June 3, 2019 at 1:16 PM

Following up on the recent Safety Alert, the following message was received from Kelly Rhoden, Principal of Nevada Union High School (Please see below). The lockdown has been lifted.

Good Afternoon Miner Families:

I am calling to inform all families that Nevada Union High School was in a lockdown today due to a threat that began off campus. Around 11:40 am there was a high speed pursuit involving CALFire and Law Enforcement and a student that does not attend Nevada Union High School along Ridge Road. The chase ended with the student abandoning the vehicle in the NUHS parking lot, where the students ran on foot. It was at this time that NUHS initiated the lockdown. This did occur during passing period so students were directed into the nearest classroom. Emails were sent to teachers in an effort to identify the suspects. Law Enforcement cleared classrooms one by one to confirm the safety of our students, staff, and campus and to make sure the suspect was no longer on campus. Once Law Enforcement felt that the threat to Nevada Union High School was no longer a concern the lockdown was lifted.

We are thankful for the quick response by our staff, students, and the support of CALFire and Law Enforcement to secure our campus without incident.

I do know that communication is important and I recognize that through social media it travels quickly. Please know that our main objective is to use our resources to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and our campus first. Please know that we will always put safety before all else and will remain in communication as quickly as possible.

June 3, 2019 at 1:08 PM Nevada Union lockdown is lifted, all clear has been given.

June 3, 2019 at 12:21 PM Law enforcement is searching the grounds at NU, the school is following the lockdown protocol.

June 3, 2019 at 12:07 PM Nevada Union High School and Sierra College Children’s Development Center are currently under lockdown following a high speed pursuit by CALFire and law enforcement. Additional information will be disseminated as it becomes available.

June 3, 2019 at 11:58 AM Nevada Union is on lockdown.

June 3, 2019 at 10:29 AM Non-injury accident on northbound Hwy 49 at the Brunswick off ramp.

June 3, 2019 at 9:10 AM Lanes blocked on Bitney Springs Road near Empress Road.

June 3, 2019 at 8:40 AM Accident on Hwy 49 at Combie Road, both cars are off the roadway.

June 3, 2019 at 7:19 AM Chances of thunderstorms decrease, temperatures on the rise. This work week will start out warmer than normal with a threat of showers or thunderstorms over the mountains. Things will cool back down to near normal by the end of the week with clearer skies and drier conditions expected.

June 2, 2019 at 9:14 PM CHP Helicopter was requested to speed up locating the accident but firefighters have located the car.

June 2, 2019 at 8:51 PM Accident on Pleasant Valley Road near Rices Crossing, vehicle over the embankment. Emergency services en route, attempting to locate – vague location description given.

June 2, 2019 at 8:16 PM Vehicle accident on Banner Quaker Hill, one lane is blocked, emergency services on scene.

June 2, 2019 at 8:15 PM Minor injury accident on Sky Pines Road near Sky Drive. Emergency services on scene.

June 2, 2019 at 3:57 PM A line of strong thunderstorms will affect northeastern El Dorado, northeastern Placer and east central Nevada counties. At 3:56 PM PDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Sugarbowl Ski Resort to 10 miles northeast of Big Bend Summit. Movement was southwest at 10 mph. Half inch hail is possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include: Cisco, Big Bend Summit, Fresh Pond, Riverton, Pacific House, Sugarbowl Ski Resort, White Hall and Rattlesnake Mountain. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, 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.

June 2, 2019 at 11:46 AM Motorcycle down on Hwy 49 near the Yuba river. Units are attempting to locate since the location given is vague.

June 2, 2019 at 11:45 AM Air Attack 230 is on lightning patrol over the Yuba canyon and I-80 corridor. No fire reported at this time.

June 2, 2019 at 9:37 AM Showers and thunderstorms continue early this week, temperatures continue to rise. Continued chances for mountain afternoon and evening storms through early next week. Some storms possible in the northern Sacramento Valley today. Warming temperatures early this week, with the potential for heat issues. This may lead to problems for any groups sensitive to the heat. Waterways will continue to be cold and fast moving.

June 2, 2019 at 9:14 AM A vehicle off the roadway on Rock Creek Road at Rector Road. Lanes are not blocked and no injury reported.

June 2, 2019 at 9:10 AM Caltrans Sierra Roadwork Schedule Sunday through Saturday, Jun. 2-8, 2019

June 1, 2019 at 9:23 PM Possible lightning-caused fire near Cross Star Trail, Loma Rica Fire District in Yuba County. Units en route.

June 1, 2019 at 9:21 PM Unattended debris pile near Lake Wildwood, Lake Forest Drive, units en route.

June 1, 2019 at 8:57 PM Reported vegetation fire on South Ponderosa Way turns out to be a false alarm.

June 1, 2019 at 8:56 PM Hwy 174 at Brunswick Drive is flooded in both directions. Hey 174 at Laws Ranch Cross Road is flooded in the eastbound direction.

June 1, 2019 at 8:45 PM Reported vegetation fire, flames seen on South Ponderosa Way off McCourtney Road. Numerous engines en route.

June 1, 2019 at 8:31 PM Special Weather Statement for Nevada County, CA, Placer County, CA, Yuba County, CA.

At 828 PM PDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Scotts Flat to near Grass Valley to near Lake Of The Pines. Movement was southwest at 10 mph.

Winds in excess of 30 mph and dime size hail are possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include: Auburn, Grass Valley, Lincoln, Lake Of The Pines, Lake Wildwood, Loomis, Colfax, Smartville, Newcastle, Applegate, Timbuctoo, Sheridan, Rough And Ready, Scotts Flat, North Auburn, Beale AFB, Alta Sierra, Linda and Wheatland.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, 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.

June 1, 2019 at 8:25 PM Tree struck by lightning on Amber Street in the Higgins area. Units are en route.

June 1, 2019 at 7:50 PM

June 1, 2019 at 7:45 PM Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Nevada County, CA, Placer County, CA.

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
743 PM PDT Sat Jun 1 2019

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for:
Central Placer County in central California.
Central Nevada County in northern California.

* Until 830 PM PDT.

* At 742 PM PDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from White Cloud and Skillman Campground to near Baxter to near Colfax, moving southwest at 10 mph.

HAZARD…Quarter size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Damage to vehicles is expected.

* Locations impacted include: Baxter, Colfax, Scotts Flat, White Cloud Campground, Weimar, Sugar Pine, Iowa Hill, Applegate, Foresthill, Skillman Campground and Meadow Vista.

June 1, 2019 at 7:39 PM Bear IC reports they have searched the area thoroughly, no fire maybe drift smoke or clouds. All units have been released.

June 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM Vehicle rollover on Hwy 174 at Rock Pine Road.

June 1, 2019 at 7:28 PM Bear IC states they can handle with the resources at scene, releasing all others back to their stations.

June 1, 2019 at 7:22 PM Bear IC requests one water tender to continue in, the others can cancel.

June 1, 2019 at 7:20 PM Firefighters are making access to the fire near the Bear River bridge now. Use caution in the area and watch for engines and equipment.

June 1, 2019 at 7:14 PM First unit has arrived at the Bear incident. Reporting the fire to be on the Colfax side, small spot only. All incoming units can reduce to Code 2 and stage on the Colfax side of Hwy 174.

June 1, 2019 at 7:05 PM A line of strong thunderstorms will affect north central El Dorado, central Placer and central Nevada counties. At 7:03 PM PDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Blue Canyon to near Baxter to 6 miles northeast of Chiquita Lake. The storms are moving west at 10 mph. Half inch hail is possible with these storms. Locations impacted include: Baxter, Blue Canyon, Scotts Flat, Chiquita Lake, White Cloud Campground, Foresthill, Weimar, Sugar Pine, Iowa Hill, Georgetown and Skillman Campground. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, 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.

June 1, 2019 at 7:00 PM Reported vegetation fire on the east side of the Bear River bridge. Numerous units en route. Reported as a lightning strike and now a column of smoke showing.

June 1, 2019 at 5:37 PM A line of strong thunderstorms will affect central El Dorado,  northeastern Placer and central Nevada counties.

At 537 PM PDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Blue Canyon to 8 miles north of Big Bend Summit to near Riverton. Movement was west at 10 mph.

Half inch hail is possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include: Baxter, Blue Canyon, Big Bend Summit, Emigrant Gap, Pollock Pines, Camino, Sugar Pine, Riverton, Pacific House, Scotts Flat, Chiquita Lake, White Cloud Campground, Fresh Pond, Lake Spaulding, White Hall, Foresthill and Skillman Campground.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, 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.

June 1, 2019 at 5:33 PM Starting today, Grass Valley Air Attack Base fully operational for the 2019 high fire season. Also, a few pics and a video.

June 1, 2019 at 9:46 AM Showers and thunderstorms continue through the weekend, very warm weather expected early next week. Mountain thunderstorms are likely again today. These storms could produce brief periods of heavy rain, small hail and dangerous lightning. The storms are most likely to form in the late afternoon and last through the evening hours. With temperatures rising this weekend, don’t forget to practice heat safety. Stay hydrated & protect your skin from the sun. Never leave children & pets in the car. Always wear life vests near area waterways which are running swift & cold.

June 1, 2019 at 9:08 AM Today numerous firefighters will be patrolling and looking for any fires started by yesterday’s lightning strikes. The Emigrant Gap area and Bowman Mountain areas had confirmed downstrikes yesterday afternoon.

June 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM You can find last month’s log here.