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June 30, 2020 at 7:30 PM The Nevada City city council unanimously approved a resolution Affirming the California Department of Public Health’s Updated Guidance Mandating the Wearing of Face Coverings in High-Risk Situations and Encouraging the Public to Follow the Updated Guidance.

June 30, 2020 at 6:04 PM The Nevada City Council meeting can be watched live on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL-ug8z40Sc

June 30, 2020 at 5:56 PM Nevada County Fairgrounds Board Cancels Draft Horse Classic. Due to continued COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings, the Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors voted Tuesday evening to cancel the 2020 Draft Horse Classic.

June 30, 2020 at 4:52 PM Today’s update from Nevada County Public Health Department. Three new cases for a total of 116, with 32 active cases. Two new cases in western Nevada County, one additional case on the east side. 78 cases in the Truckee Zip code, 12 in the Grass Valley Zip code. Hospitalization data is 3 days old.

June 30, 2020 at 3:02 PM Updates on the Avacado Fire in Bangor, Butte County are here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/avacado/

June 30, 2020 at 2:51 PM The fire near Bangor is the Avacado incident, off Avacado near Oro-Bangor Hwy. Air Attack and one tanker are overhead.

June 30, 2020 at 2:43 PM Reported vegetation fire near in the Bangor. Units en route. Also a smoke report from Oregon Peak. NEU units en route to the fire to assist Butte County.

June 30, 2020 at 2:24 PM Air Attack is over the Virginiatown incident, 1/4 acre, slow rate of spread and contained by a road on one side. Low potential for growth.

June 30, 2020 at 2:22 PM Battalion Chief has made contact with a neighbor near Flying T who confirmed there was a small fire, possibly extinguished by locals. They will check it out. Incoming units to stage at Rex Reservoir.

June 30, 2020 at 2:17 PM Full wildland dispatch for an escaped burn pile on Virginiatown Road in the Lincoln area, now approximately the size of a car.

June 30, 2020 at 2:16 PM No fire located in the Rough&Ready area.

June 30, 2020 at 2:09 PM Units in the area are attempting to locate the reported fire. Nothing visible on Lower Rough&Ready Hwy. This was a single report by a homeowner. Air Attack is in the air, will check the area,

June 30, 2020 at 2:05 PM Reported vegetation fire on Flying T Road near Glenn Loop in the Rough&Ready area. Full wildland dispatch en route, fire is reported to be the size of a house.

June 30, 2020 at 1:22 PM The prescribed burn on Beale Air Force Base has been successfully completed.

June 30, 2020 at 11:52 AM

June 30, 2020 at 11:46 AM

June 30, 2020 at 11:41 AM Air Attack and tankers are over the Smith incident, helicopter is in final approach.

June 30, 2020 at 11:25 AM Structure fire in Bangor (Butte County) is widely visible in the Loma Rica area. There is a threat to the vegetation. This will be the Smith incident, units are arriving at scene.

June 30, 2020 at 8:50 AM Prescribed Fire on Beale Air Force Base today. Approximately 20 acres of prescribed burning is scheduled for June 30th 2020 on Beale Air Force Base at the Rod and Gun Club. (D Street and 3rd Street). There are no scheduled street closures.

June 30, 2020 at 7:08 AM Seasonal temperatures continue through the week. Surface pressure gradient and northerly winds have decreased overnight as upper level trough shifts northward. Some northerly winds around 15 mph are possible through mid day today, though, then shifting to more onshore flow in the afternoon.

June 29, 2020 at 6:33 PM The latest Nevada County numbers show an increase of five new cases, 77 on the east side with 68 in the Truckee ZIP code area and 36 on the west side with 12 in the Grass Valley ZIP code. 30 cases are active. Two weeks ago, June 15th, the east side had 41 cases and the west side had 12 cases. 1,427 test results were reported.  Laboratory tests are required to be reported to the Public Health Department per California Health and Safety Code, and these numbers are updated weekly on Mondays. Tested numbers are from the State’s data reporting system, CalREDIE. There is a lag time between the time the test is taken and the time that the lab results are finalized and entered into CalREDIE.

June 29, 2020 at 5:13 PM Large motorhome/trailer blocking the roadway on eastbound Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive.

June 29, 2020 at 3:55 PM Updates on the Wildwood fire will be here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/wildwood-2/

June 29, 2020 at 3:41 PM Report of a fire at the north gate of Lake Wildwood, reported to be the size of a house. Full wildland dispatch on order. This will be the Wildwood incident.

June 29, 2020 at 2:20 PM Updates on the Spaulding Reservoir Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/henness/

June 29, 2020 at 2:01 PM Tanker out of Chico just dropped on the Henness Fire, very difficult access for ground resources.

June 29, 2020 at 1:57 PM Air Attack 17 is over the Spaulding Fire on the Tahoe.

June 29, 2020 at 1:53 PM Updates on the Sunrise Fire in Bangor: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/sunrise/

June 29, 2020 at 1:43 PM Units reporting the Sunrise Fire is moving to the southeast, possible flareup at the head of the fire.

June 29, 2020 at 1:34 PM Reported vegetation fire near the Stampede Reservoir on the Tahoe National Forest, again. Units en route. This will be the Henness incident. Correction: This is Spaulding not Stampede

June 29, 2020 at 1:28 PM Vegetation fire in the Bangor area near the intersection of Bangor Park Road and Sunrise Hill. Units are at scene, 2 to 3 acres with a slow rate of spread spread. Air response is overhead of the Sunrise Fire.

June 29, 2020 at 11:38 AM HWY 20 near the junction with I-80 is fully open again.

June 29, 2020 at 8:03 AM

June 29, 2020 at 6:44 AM Units at scene near Stampeded Reservoir report approximately 1 acre in brush and understory. Limited potential for growth, can handle with units at scene.

June 29, 2020 at 6:40 AM Breezy northerly winds today. Gusty winds & dry conditions will create elevated fire weather concerns through tomorrow for portions of interior NorCal. Please practice fire safety, especially near dry grasses!

June 29, 2020 at 6:17 AM Reported vegetation fire north of Stampede Reservoir on the Tahoe National Forest, units are in route.

June 28, 2020 at 6:27 PM Report of white smoke seen near the end of Ben Taylor Road in Colfax, units en route.

June 28, 2020 at 4:57 PM Lanes remain blocked on southbound Hwy 49 at Cerrito Road. Overturned vehicle with camper, no injuries reported. Emergency services are at scene.

June 28, 2020 at 4:29 PM

June 28, 2020 at 10:42 AM Power outage affecting 36 customers above Collins Lake, crew has been assigned. Planed maintenance work continues in the North San Juan area, affecting 369 customers.

June 28, 2020 at 8:56 AM Elevated Fire Weather today and tomorrow, cooling today through the week. Our onshore winds will be shifting to the north today starting in the far northern Sacramento Valley this afternoon and will become breezy. Breezy north winds will continue to spread south through the remainder of the Sacramento Valley tonight and continue on Monday. This will bring low relative humidity for today and tomorrow with only moderate recoveries tonight. The combination of gusty winds and low humidity will bring increased fire weather conditions into Monday evening. The cooling trend will continue today with near average highs and temperatures will remain near average throughout the week. Less wind expected after Monday.

June 27, 2020 at 2:11 PM Red Flag Warning from Sunday 2 pm to 8 pm Monday.

June 27, 2020 at 1:09 PM Units at scene in Lake Wildwood are requesting an air ambulance to Commodore Park, one patient with a possible head injury.

June 27, 2020 at 1:07 PM Units are at scene in Lake Wildwood.

June 27, 2020 at 1:02 PM Reported golf cart rollover in Lake Wildwood, two patients. Units en route.

June 27, 2020 at 12:52 PM Units at scene report no fire, just smoking brakes.

June 27, 2020 at 12:48 PM Reported vehicle fire on Combie Road near Wolf Road, units en route.

June 27, 2020 at 10:25 AM Elevated Fire Weather Sunday and Monday, cooling today through early next week. We are going to see onshore flow today with strong winds through the Delta into tonight with gusts up to 45 mph. Onshore winds will be shifting north on Sunday and will increase with breezy northerly winds expected Sunday afternoon continuing into Monday afternoon. This will bring elevated fire weather conditions to the area especially over the northern Sacramento Valley. We will see cooler temperatures today with the cooling continuing into Sunday. Temperatures will be seasonal next week.

June 27, 2020 at 9:27 AM Updates on the Range fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/range-3/

June 27, 2020 at 9:18 AM One additional water tender to the fire.

June 27, 2020 at 9:14 AM Units at scene at the Spenceville Shooting Range report 1.5-2 acres in grass. Control line is holding to the north, all units to continue in. This will be the Range incident.

June 27, 2020 at 9:03 AM Grass fire at the Spenceville Shooting Range, units are en route.

June 27, 2020 at 7:20 AM Updates on the Bitney Fire are here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/bitney/

June 27, 2020 at 7:09 AM Bitney IC reports the crews are making progress, the fire is backing down a slope with a slight breeze on it. Still holding at about 1 acre.

June 27, 2020 at 7:01 AM Bitney IC reports about 1 acre, burning at a slow rate of spread. No structures threatened.

June 27, 2020 at 6:49 AM Reported grass fire on Beitler Road near Bitney Springs Road in Penn Valley, units en route.

June 26, 2020 at 6:46 PM There is a calf on the loose on Hwy 20 at the Dry Creek bridge near Smartsville. Drivers are slowing down and trying to avoid the bovine. Thanks to a reader for calling this in.

June 26, 2020 at 6:04 PM The latest numbers from Nevada County Public Health show an increase of 7 cases for a total of 108. Four new cases in western county, with two being in the Grass Valley ZIP code. Three new cases on the east side, with two being in the Truckee ZIP code.

State data: California now has 200,461 confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in 5,812 deaths. The number of COVID-related deaths increased by 1.4 percent from Wednesday’s total of 5,733. The number of COVID-19 diagnostic test results in California reached a total of 3,771,314 an increase of 76,969 tests since Wednesday. The rate of positive tests over the last 14 days is 5.3 percent. California’s hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased by 140 from Wednesday.  (State update with data from June 25)

June 26, 2020 at 10:36 AM Cooling trend develops over the weekend. The prolonged heat event continues today over interior Northern California with moderate to very high heat risk. This means there is an increased risk for heat related illness. High temperatures will range from the upper 90s to 110°, with widespread triple digit heat expected for the Valley. Near average temperatures return to the area Sunday and continue through early next week. Increased north winds will be possible Monday with potential fire weather concerns.

June 26, 2020 at 9:08 AM Big rig stuck on the Bear River Bridge on Dob Bar Road.

June 26, 2020 at 12:08 AM Rough IC reports the fire contained.

June 25, 2020 at 11:54 PM First unit at scene reports the fire is on the Baptist Church property, vegetation only and no extension to the structure.

June 25, 2020 at 11:50 PM Reported vegetation fire with possible extension to a structure on Rough&Ready Hwy, near Bitney Springs Road. Numerous callers reporting hearing fire crackers in the area. Units en route.

June 25, 2020 at 10:11 PM

June 25, 2020 at 7:27 PM

June 25, 2020 at 6:57 PM Caltrans update: The current estimated time for reopening EB I-80 is 9 p.m. The trail of (Canola) oil extended from Colfax to Nyack – a distance of 20 miles – with additional patches here and there all the way to Truckee. Our crews are working as quickly as possible to reopen for travelers.

June 25, 2020 at 5:42 PM Latest Nevada County Public Health Department update: 101 confirmed cases, 71 on the east side and 30 on the west side. 10 new cases today and 23 cases total are active. Note that for the first time the 95945 ZIP (Grass Valley) has 10 total cases. The 96161 ZIP (Truckee) has 66 total cases.

June 25, 2020 at 3:33 PM

June 25, 2020 at 2:47 PM Hwy 20 at McCourtney is open again.

June 25, 2020 at 2:13 PM

June 25, 2020 at 1:27 PM Roadway blocked on eastbound Hwy 20 at the McCourtney Road off ramp, a trailer has overturned. Emergency services on scene.

June 25, 2020 at 10:15 AM

June 25, 2020 at 6:56 AM Hottest days of the week are expected to be today and Friday. Heat Advisory continues through Saturday evening. There is a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening over higher terrain, mainly over the northern Sierra. Hail is the main threat from these storms, so use caution if hiking or driving in the mountains.

June 24, 2020 at 9:47 PM The Nevada City City Council unanimously approved the site plan and architectural review application for Cashin’s Field Affordable Housing Development.

June 24, 2020 at 7:36 PM Firefighters are reinforcing the lines around the fire and will start mop up operations.

June 24, 2020 at 7:33 PM Sutton IC reports forward progress stopped at 1/8th of an acre.

June 24, 2020 at 7:25 PM Fire activity is diminishing as the hoselines are being charged (water flowing through) and handlines are built to remove fuel.

June 24, 2020 at 7:23 PM Firefighters are making progress, please avoid the Sutton Way and especially Dorsey Drive. IC reports the right flank of the fire has been lines with hoses, now working on the left flank.

June 24, 2020 at 7:19 PM Tanker 89 is over the Sutton fire.

June 24, 2020 at 7:07 PM Sutton IC reports the fire is in heavy fuels, requesting additional engines. On scene 4 engines, one Battalion Chief and one water tender.

June 24, 2020 at 6:58 PM Vegetation fire near Sutton Way and Dorsey Drive, units on scene.

June 24, 2020 at 5:50 PM A male is standing in the traffic lanes on Hwy 20 at Celio Road, east of Nevada City. According to the CHP log,he is waving a beer can around and spraying beer all over.

June 24, 2020 at 3:46 PM A low-flying helicopter in Nevada and Yuba county area is a PG&E helicopter, inspecting lines for their vegetation management program.

June 24, 2020 at 1:47 PM Tankers 88 and 89 are en route to respond to lightning fires on the east side of the Plumas National Forest.

June 24, 2020 at 12:31 PM Report of a fire on Kings Hill Road in the Iowa Hill area, air support overhead, units at scene. (contained)

June 24, 2020 at 10:40 AM Magnitude 5.8 SSE of Lone Pine.

Location with respect to nearby cities:
9.5 km (5.9 mi) WSW of Keeler, California
96.0 km (59.5 mi) NNW of Ridgecrest, California
103.4 km (64.1 mi) ENE of Porterville, California
104.1 km (64.5 mi) ENE of Lindsay, California
340.0 km (210.8 mi) SSE of Carson City, Nevada

June 24, 2020 at 9:25 AM Dangerous heat through Saturday, cooling Sunday through early next week. A prolonged heat event continues today through Saturday for interior Northern California. Moderate to very high heat risk is expected during this time frame, which means there’s an increased risk for heat related illness. High temperatures will range from the upper 90s to 110°, with widespread triple digit heat expected for the Valley. Overnight low temperatures are forecast to be in the 60s and 70s, which means some areas could see poor overnight relief. There continues to be a chance for isolated thunderstorms this afternoon and again on Thursday mainly over mountain crests, although some may be possible in the northern Sacramento Valley this afternoon or evening. Near average temperatures return to the area Sunday and continue through early next week.

June 24, 2020 at 2:37 AM Power outage north of Nevada City affecting 630 homes. PG&E crew has been assigned to the outage, estimated time of restoration is 6:15 am.

June 23, 2020 at 8:25 PM Reported tree into power lines on Magnolia Road, units on scene.

June 23, 2020 at 6:28 PM Power outage along Greenhorn Road affecting 71 customers, PG&E crew has been assigned.

June 23, 2020 at 6:25 PM Nevada County Public Health updated the confirmed COVID-19 cases. Ten new cases today, seven on the east side and three on the west side.

June 23, 2020 at 9:24 AM Chance of isolated thunderstorms this afternoon and evening in the mountains. Hot weather continues this week. A Heat Advisory is in effect until Saturday evening.

June 22, 2020 at 9:35 PM Reported tree on fire after a spark from power lines on Applejack Drive near Lodestar Drive. Units en route.

June 22, 2020 at 8:14 PM We are getting multiple reports of a possible large plume of smoke to the northeast of the callers locations. It is a rather gorgeous cloud, seen here from the Blue Canyon camera.

The same cloud formation from Banner Mountain does look like a smoke plume.

June 22, 2020 at 4:08 PM The latest Nevada County Public Health update shows an increase of 7 cases throughout the county. Three new cases in western county, four new cases in eastern county.

June 22, 2020 at 2:33 PM Possible big rig tire fire on eastbound I-80 near the Hwy 174 off ramp. Units en route.

June 22, 2020 at 12:24 PM Reported small grass fire on Hwy 20 at Loma Rica Road in Yuba County. Units en route.

June 22, 2020 at 8:44 AM Per Nevada County re North Bloomfield closure: Correction: down pole and phone lines, not power lines.

June 22, 2020 at 8:04 AM Hot weather throughout the week with little overnight cooling. Are you prepared for a hot week across NorCal? A Heat Advisory is in effect until Saturday evening.

June 22, 2020 at 8:03 AM North Bloomfield between Cooper Road and Bush Road is currently closed due to down power lines. Please use alternate routes until further notice. There currently is no estimated time of repopening.

June 22, 2020 at 2:09 AM Power has been restored to the area north of Nevada City with the exception of 114 customers.

June 22, 2020 at 12:36 AM PG&E crew is expected to arrive at the outage north of Nevada City around 1:24 am.

June 22, 2020 at 12:34 AM Tree into communication lines on North Bloomfield. Pole and lines are down, AT&T crew has been notified. Expect the road to be closed between Cooper and Bush Road for some time.

June 22, 2020 at 12:04 AM Traffic hazard on North Bloomfield Road, emergency services on scene, roadway is blocked.

June 21, 2020 at 11:58 PM Power outage affecting 630 customers, estimated preliminary time of restoration is 2:45 am. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

June 21, 2020 at 9:18 AM Prolonged period of excessive heat to kick off Summer. An Excessive Heat Watch has been issued for the Valley, surrounding foothills and portions of the Delta Mon-Fri. Highs will range from 95°-110°.

June 20, 2020 at 7:11 PM Units are at scene of a small roadside spot on the Frontage Road.

June 20, 2020 at 7:06 PM Units are in the area, attempting to locate the fire.

June 20, 2020 at 7:04 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire, small roadside spot, on northbound Hwy 49 Frontage Road near Allison Ranch Road. Units en route.

June 20, 2020 at 3:32 PM

June 20, 2020 at 3:27 PM The Honcut Fire off Palermo Honcut Hwy and Four Junes Way, south of Palermo in Butte County is 20 acres. Firefighters are making good progress.

June 20, 2020 at 2:51 PM From a reader: The Edwards Crossing Bridge is currently blocked and cars are parked up the hill on the south side, with a State Parks Ranger currently writing citations for cars over the white line. It’s very difficult to even turn around – avoid for the next few hours.

June 20, 2020 at 10:47 AM Excessive heat watch Monday through Friday. Moderate to high heat risk returns to interior NorCal this weekend into next week. Widespread triple digit heat next week in the Valley. Make sure to practice heat safety, especially if you have to be outdoors! An Excessive Heat Watch has been issued for the Valley, surrounding foothills and portions of the Delta Mon-Fri. Highs will range from 95°-108°. Pay special attention to sensitive groups such as the elderly and young children!

June 19, 2020 at 5:17 PM COVID-19 update for Nevada County.

June 19, 2020 at 4:40 PM Units at scene report these are communication lines, not power lines.

June 19, 2020 at 4:34 PM Reported electrical hazard on Echo Blue Drive, lines down, units en route.

June 19, 2020 at 2:21 PM The 6-acre prescribed burn at Beale Air Force Base has been successfully completed.

June 19, 2020 at 1:34 PM

June 19, 2020 at 11:36 AM Creek IC is reporting good progress, mop up should be completed in about one hour. Aircraft and most incoming units have been canceled.

June 19, 2020 at 11:30 AM Reported vegetation fire on Dry Creek Lane southeast of Loma Rica in Yuba County. Full wildland dispatch en route.

June 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM Approximately 6 acres of prescribed burning is scheduled for today on Beale Air Force Base at the corner of A St and Gavin Mandery. During active firing operations, fire personnel and vehicles working in these vicinities will be visible to the public. Motorists are reminded to slow down and drive with heightened caution when passing through active project areas.

June 19, 2020 at 10:10 AM If you see smoke in south Placer County: CAL FIRE’s Fiddyment Annual Training Burn is underway now.

June 19, 2020 at 9:05 AM Moderate to locally high heat risk is expected through next week. Hot weather will continue across the region today. Even hotter weather is expected across interior NorCal next week.

June 18, 2020 at 8:00 PM

June 18, 2020 at 6:45 PM Structure and vegetation fire reported on Teddy Lane in Bangor. 1st engine at scene reports fully involved mobile home, 1/4 acre vegetation, other structures threatened. UPDATE: Approximately 7 acres. 5 additional engines requested.

June 18, 2020 at 5:49 PM Nelson Fire off Nelson Rd and Rockwell Ln, west of Lincoln in Placer County is 60 acres and 80% contained. Change in acreage due to better mapping. Forward spread stopped.

June 18, 2020 at 4:59 PM Nelson Fire off Nelson Rd and Rockwell Ln, west of Lincoln in Placer county is 75 acres. Nelson Rd is currently closed between 65 and Nicolaus. Caltrans District 3 is also reporting that SR-65 is closed between Nelson and Wise Rd in both directions.

June 18, 2020 at 4:32 PM Latest COVID-19 update from Nevada County, 4 new cases in eastern Nevada County.

June 18, 2020 at 4:29 PM Grass fire north of Hwy 65 and Nelson Lane in the Lincoln area. Units are at scene, making good progress.

June 18, 2020 at 4:23 PM Prolonged Heat into Next Week. Moderate to locally high heat risk is expected through next week, as temperatures soar into the upper 90s and 100s. Overnight low temperatures are forecast to be in the 60s to low 70s, which means some areas could see poor overnight relief. For the short term, the Red Flag Warning remains in effect today due to breezy winds and poor humidity in the Valley.

June 17, 2020 at 5:54 PM 10 new COVID-19 cases reported today in Nevada County.

June 17, 2020 at 2:33 PM Fire crews are responding to a grass fire on Hollow Oak Dr. off of Bass Lake Rd in El Dorado Hills. Please stay away from the area to allow resources to continue their response.

June 17, 2020 at 12:52 PM Updates on the Nelson Fire near Oroville will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/nelson-thermalito/

June 17, 2020 at 9:09 AM Elevated fire weather concerns into Thursday, moderate heat risk late week. We are going to see breezy northerly winds today with gusts up 35 mph late morning into the early evening. Northerly winds will stay elevated into early Thursday afternoon but won’t be as strong. Relative humidity this afternoon will fall into the teens and single digits and overnight tonight we will see poor to moderate recoveries. These breezy winds along with low relative humidity will bring increased fire weather conditions for elevations mainly below 2000 feet into early Thursday afternoon. Less wind is expected after Thursday afternoon but conditions will remain dry. Today will also be the start of a warming trend with highs pushing back into the 90s across the valley. Warming temperature will continue into Friday and the weekend with widespread moderate heat risk for the valley and foothills as highs push into the upper 90s and 100s. This stretch of heat and elevated heat risk is expected to last well into next week.

June 16, 2020 at 6:47 PM Walker Fire in Calaveras County is prompting evacuations due to explosive growth.

June 16, 2020 at 5:09 PM Latest COVID-19 numbers for Nevada County, two new cases in western Nevada County.

June 16, 2020 at 4:30 PM Passenger vehicle fire with extension to the vegetation in Butte County near Bangor.

June 16, 2020 at 4:24 PM Aircraft requested to the Cabrera, one Air Attack, one tanker and one helicopter. Updates on the fire: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/cabrera/

June 16, 2020 at 4:20 PM First units at scene report approximately 5 acres, burning at a slow to slow to moderate rate of spread.

June 16, 2020 at 4:09 PM Reported vegetation fire, on Cabrera Road near Perimeter Road. Units en route.

June 16, 2020 at 11:35 AM Units at scene on Wolf Mountain are making progress, there is no extension to the wildland. Firefighters are starting overhaul now. See pictures and more details here: https://yubanet.com/regional/quick-action-by-firefighters-contains-structure-fire-on-wolf-mountain-road/

June 16, 2020 at 11:29 AM Units are at scene on Wolf Mountain Road.

June 16, 2020 at 11:20 AM Reported residential structure fire on Wolf Mountain Road, units en route.

June 16, 2020 at 7:44 AM Cool and breezy today, then hot and breezy. Critical fire weather conditions later on due to gusty north winds and dry conditions. Please practice fire safety.

June 16, 2020 at 7:20 AM As a reminder, the burn ban is in effect.

June 15, 2020 at 5:58 PM Three additional positive COVID-19 case, this time two in western Nevada County and one in eastern Nevada County.

June 15, 2020 at 12:14 PM Possible furnace on fire on Lakeshore Drive in LoP. Units en route.

June 15, 2020 at 10:54 AM The barn fire is contained, all units are being released.

June 15, 2020 at 10:31 AM The large aircraft currently flying over Nevada, Placer and Yuba counties is a C-130 MAFF (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System) training on the Tahoe National Forest for the next few days. The MAFF will drop water at predetermined locations.

June 15, 2020 at 10:24 AM Reported barn on fire on Merry Knoll Road in the Auburn area, numerous units en route.

June 15, 2020 at 6:44 AM Still breezy, warmer temperatures will elevate fire weather concerns by mid-week. Below normal temperatures are expected early this week, but will rise above normal mid to late week. Dry breezy northerly winds could bring elevated fire weather concerns Tuesday afternoon – Wednesday. Gusts up to 20-30 mph are possible. Keep vehicles off dry grass & avoid using equipment that creates sparks.

June 15, 2020 at 6:12 AM The burn permit suspension is in effect starting today at 8:00 am until the end of declared fire season.

June 14, 2020 at 8:33 PM The Washington Ridge crew will still be committed to the Old incident for another two hours to complete mop-up operations.

June 14, 2020 at 7:31 PM Firefighters are mopping up the Old incident, releasing some resources.

June 14, 2020 at 7:02 PM Old Air Attack is releasing the helicopter, firefighters are making good progress. Tanker 91 will be released once the hose lay is complete.

June 14, 2020 at 6:58 PM The Old Fire appears to have started with an escaped burn pile, prevention officer has been requested to the incident.

June 14, 2020 at 6:55 PM Ground resources are starting a hose lay from the heel of the fire, working their way around the fire.

June 14, 2020 at 6:53 PM Some structures in the area, no immediate threat.

June 14, 2020 at 6:52 PM Old Fire has three engines, two water tenders, one tanker, one Air Attack and a Battalion Chief at scene.

June 14, 2020 at 6:46 PM Battalion is on scene, reports 1 acre, maybe 1.5 acre and a travel trailer fully involved.

June 14, 2020 at 6:43 PM Old Air Attack is requesting one helicopter due to the long response time.

June 14, 2020 at 6:37 PM Reported smoke check is now a vegetation and possible structure fire at the end of Old Emigrant Trail at the top of Rollins Lake, Air Attack is overhead. Approximately 1/4-1/2 acre.

June 14, 2020 at 6:29 PM

June 14, 2020 at 5:38 PM Smoke check in the You Bet area, units en route.

June 14, 2020 at 5:11 PM Tanker has been released and is returning to Grass Valley.

June 14, 2020 at 5:09 PM Regent IC is canceling most of the incoming dispatch, they can handle with units at scene.

June 14, 2020 at 5:02 PM Air Attack reports good progress, hoselay around the fire looks about 2/3 done.

June 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM Air tanker is overhead, more ground resources have arrived and are taking suppression action.

June 14, 2020 at 4:59 PM All units to continue in, with the exception of the dozer which will stage in the area.

June 14, 2020 at 4:56 PM First unit at scene on Regent Way reports approximately 1/4 acre in heavy brush and timber, continue the response.

June 14, 2020 at 4:43 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Oregon House area on Regent Way, full wildland dispatch on order.

June 14, 2020 at 3:35 PM McCourtney IC requests one CAL FIRE engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

June 14, 2020 at 3:32 PM First unit has arrived on McCourtney Road.

June 14, 2020 at 3:28 PM Reported grass fire, a 25 by 25 spot, on McCourtney Road near Clear Creek Place. Units are en route.

June 14, 2020 at 2:35 PM Smoke from a legal control burn at Gold Country Drive near Pleasant Valley Road (north of Lake Wildwood) is widely visible in the area. The planned burn will be for 2 acres.

June 14, 2020 at 12:20 PM Report of a possible escaped burn pile on BarHill Road near Penn Valley Drive, units en route to check.

June 13, 2020 at 5:59 PM Units canceled from the Newcastle call.

June 13, 2020 at 5:55 PM Reported fire behind Station 41 on Cypress Street in Newcastle. Units en route.

June 13, 2020 at 11:39 AM Light showers and breezy winds today, warm up next week. Light showers are possible today, mainly in the northern Sacramento Valley and mountains north of I-80. Breezy southwest to southerly winds continue today, with gusts up to 20 to 25 mph. Dry weather is anticipated Sunday into next week. Temperatures warm up next week, with moderate heat risk seen in the Valley and foothills mid to late next week. Sensitive groups may be impacted by this heat, including outdoor workers.

June 12, 2020 at 3:46 PM Smoke from the 2,000-acre Grant Fire is drifting into Nevada County.

June 12, 2020 at 2:55 PM Smoke check in the Foresthill area on Limestone Way. Numerous reports of smoke in the Todd Valley area, possibly from the Grant fire, units are in route.

June 12, 2020 at 12:56 PM Updates on the Grant Fire near Sloughouse will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/grant-2/

June 12, 2020 at 12:48 PM

Grant Fire is near Grantline Road and Keifer Blvd in Sacramento County and is 100 acres.

June 12, 2020 at 12:28 PM

June 12, 2020 at 9:52 AM Debris fire reported, large debris fire on a non-burn day on Rainbow Ridge in the Placer Hills area. Units are en route.

June 12, 2020 at 7:01 AM Cooler and breezy today, warmer weather returns Sunday.

June 12, 2020 at 6:47 AM Today is a No Burn day. Summer burn suspension takes effect 8:00AM on Monday, June 15.

June 11, 2020 at 8:57 PM Watt Fire off PFE Rd and Watt Ave in Placer County is 40 acres 100 % contained. Acreage change due to better mapping.

June 11, 2020 at 7:32 PM Minor injury collision on Hwy 49 at Uren Street. The roadway is open again.

Photo courtesy Glenn Davidson

June 11, 2020 at 7:28 PM

June 11, 2020 at 7:19 PM Latest Nevada County COVID-19 update. 2 additional cases in eastern Nevada County.

June 11, 2020 at 7:19 PM Per Placer Sheriff: All evacuations have been lifted. Fire contained.

June 11, 2020 at 6:14 PM

June 11, 2020 at 12:19 PM Reported grass fire on Pet Hill Drive in Penn Valley. Units en route.

June 11, 2020 at 10:51 AM Bosa IC reports the fire is contained, mop-up will take about 2 hours. Prevention is en route to the incident.

June 11, 2020 at 10:45 AM Traffic is at a standstill once more on Wolf Mountain Road near the intersection of McCourtney due to long lines at the Transfer Station.

June 11, 2020 at 10:38 AM Units are in the area, attempting to make access to a small fire backing down on Bosa Drive.

June 11, 2020 at 10:32 AM White smoke reported on Empty Diggins Land in Rough&Ready, units en route.

June 11, 2020 at 8:47 AM Reported grass fire in Placer Hills is a false alarm, legal burn pile.

June 11, 2020 at 8:40 AM Reported grass fire on Oak Drive near Bancroft Road in Placer Hills, units en route.

June 11, 2020 at 8:30 AM CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Nevada, Yuba and Placer Counties starting June 15.

June 11, 2020 at 7:41 AM Moderate heat risk today, cooler Friday and Saturday. One more day of hot temperatures will be seen today with moderate heat risk expected for portions of the Valley this afternoon. There is a chance of thunderstorms Friday and showers on Saturday, then sunny and warmer on Sunday.

June 11, 2020 at 7:36 AM NID crews completed the water main repair on East Main Street overnight and water service was restored to all customers in the area by 5:00 am.

June 11, 2020 at 6:52 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are required, and an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

June 10, 2020 at 3:46 PM Heads up: The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) announced today that it will need to shut down water service tonight to customers on East Main Street, between Sierra College Drive and Hughes Road in Grass Valley, to perform emergency repairs on a broken waterline.

June 10, 2020 at 2:16 PM Due to increased demand as well as safety and health concerns, campsites at all reservable campgrounds on the American River Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest are available by reservation only for the 2020 camping season. This includes Giant Gap and Shirttail Creek campgrounds at Sugar Pine Reservoir and French Meadows and Lewis campgrounds at French Meadows Reservoir. Walk up sites are not available on weekends, all campsites must be reserved and paid for on www.recreation.gov. Very limited first come, first serve sites may be available on weekdays for a day to day basis only.

June 10, 2020 at 10:28 AM The trail between the Gate 1 and Gate 2 campgrounds at Scotts Flat Reservoir will be closed on Wednesday, June 10 for vegetation removal to reduce wildfire risk.

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) must close the trail between the two campgrounds for the safety of the public. Work crews will be using chainsaws and other equipment to cut ladder fuels and to remove hazard trees, and then to carry this material into areas where it can be accessed for cleanup.

The public will encounter “trail closed” and “area closed” signs at the silver gate off Scotts Flat Road, between the two campgrounds, and also on the trail if they walk or bike in from the boat ramp area at Gate 2 or from the Gate 1 side.

June 10, 2020 at 7:14 AM Hot weather settles in until Friday. Hot weather will result in moderate heat risk for the Central Valley and foothills thru Thursday.

June 10, 2020 at 6:35 AM Today is a No Burn day.

June 9, 2020 at 5:36 PM What’s on your mind Nevada County? town hall starts at 6 pm. Register here to participate: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_InYv3y8bRPKtL4dCRzXrgw

June 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM The Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors voted Tuesday evening to cancel the 2020 Nevada County Fair due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The Board also voted to authorize an online junior livestock and ag mechanics auction.

June 9, 2020 at 2:16 PM Updates on the Cronan Ranch fire in Pilot Hill will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/cronan-ranch/

June 9, 2020 at 2:07 PM Aircraft and ground resources over the vegetation fire at Cronan Ranch off of Pedro Hill, in the community of Pilot Hill in El Dorado County. The fire is currently at approx. 3 acres in the grass burning at a moderate rate of spread. Please avoid the area.

June 9, 2020 at 1:59 PM Structure fire on West Halloway Blvd near Browns Valley Road, units at scene. Smoke is visible from Hwy 20.

June 9, 2020 at 1:23 PM

June 9, 2020 at 12:09 PM

June 9, 2020 at 8:29 AM Warming trend during the week, cooler weekend ahead. Areas of moderate heat risk will be possible in the valley and foothills as the heat peaks on Wednesday and Thursday with highs returning to the mid 90s.

June 9, 2020 at 7:26 AM Today is a No Burn day.

June 8, 2020 at 9:08 PM Firefighters are still attempting to locate the reported debris burn.

June 8, 2020 at 8:52 PM Reported debris burn on Lava Cap Mine, towards the end of the road. Units en route to check.

June 8, 2020 at 5:05 PM Possible brake or tire fire on a trailer truck on westbound I-80 near Drum Forebay. Units are en route.

June 8, 2020 at 4:37 PM The latest update from Nevada County Public Health, over 450 tests added last week. One patient has been moved from the active to the recovered column.

June 8, 2020 at 3:33 PM The Field Fire is now fully contained at 6.2 acres, all resources are being released shortly.

June 8, 2020 at 3:03 PM False alarm for the reported fire on McCourtney Road in Placer County, all units are being canceled.

June 8, 2020 at 3:01 PM Units in the McCourtney Road area are attempting to locate the reported fire, so far nothing showing. Helicopter has been canceled.

June 8, 2020 at 2:57 PM Reported vegetation fire on the 6800 block of McCourtney Road near Lincoln in Placer County. Numerous resources assigned, including aircraft.

June 8, 2020 at 1:56 PM Field IC reports the fire is holding at 1/2 acre. Field Station personnel have been working at containing the fire. Three closest engines and one Washington Ridge crew to continue in, all others can cancel. Aircraft will be released shortly.

June 8, 2020 at 1:54 PM Air Attack 210 and Helicopter 514 have arrived over the Field incident.

June 8, 2020 at 1:48 PM Tanker 88 reports about 1/2 acre, burning at a slow rate of spread. Power lines in the area, advising Air Attack of the hazard.

June 8, 2020 at 1:44 PM Tanker 88 is over the Field incident, Helicopter 514 is en route

June 8, 2020 at 1:28 PM Aircraft and augmented response to a reported vegetation fire at the north end of the UC Field Station in Smartsville.

June 8, 2020 at 1:12 PM Reported vegetation fire on Emerald Way in Oregon House, units en route.

June 8, 2020 at 9:27 AM Power outage on Meadow View Drive off Hwy 174 affecting 54 customers. Crew en route, estimated time of restoration is noon.

June 8, 2020 at 7:17 AM Warmer temperatures return to interior NorCal today with breezy winds and fire weather concerns. Elevated fire weather concerns over the affected area from late tonight through Monday evening. Breezy north to northwesterly winds are expected with gusts up to 30 mph. This will further low humidities as values drop to around 10 to 15 percent.

June 8, 2020 at 6:44 AM Today is a No Burn day.

June 7, 2020 at 1:06 PM Tree across the lanes on Brunswick Road.

June 7, 2020 at 11:48 AM River rescue underway at the 49er bridge, half a mile up from the bridge. Rescue personnel from NCCFD, North San Juan and Cal Fire are attempting to reach the female patient. CHP Helicopter H20 is overhead.

June 7, 2020 at 9:39 AM Today is a No Burn day.

June 6, 2020 at 9:40 PM Penn Valley Fire Protection District proposed fee assessment increase fails

June 6, 2020 at 6:46 PM Tanker 88 and Helicopter 514 have been released from the Crater incident near Ophir (Newcastle area) and are returning to Grass Valley and WhiteCloud respectively.

June 6, 2020 at 8:32 AM Thunderstorms and even light mountain snow this weekend. Thunderstorms are in the forecast for today. The best chances will be for the foothills and mountains north of I-80, but a few showers and storms will be possible in the northern Sacramento Valley.

June 6, 2020 at 8:17 AM Today is a No Burn day.

June 5, 2020 at 7:25 PM Car fire on Brotherhood Way in North San Juan, units en route.

June 5, 2020 at 6:25 PM To everyone smelling smoke in the area, there is no active fire in Nevada County. There is drift smoke from fires in Sacramento and Sonoma counties.

June 5, 2020 at 5:47 PM Nevada County Moving into Stage 3 Reopening Next Week. State releases guidance for reopening of 12 new business sectors

June 5, 2020 at 4:57 PM Nevada County COVID-19 total reaches 50.

June 5, 2020 at 4:15 PM Air ambulance has landed for the accident on Hwy 49.

June 5, 2020 at 3:20 PM Vehicle rollover accident on northbound Hwy 49 at Sweetland Road. Units en route

June 5, 2020 at 1:09 PM Fire has been knocked down, releasing resources.

June 5, 2020 at 12:38 PM Units at scene on Hwy 20 report 1/4 acre, slow rate of spread and canceling some of the incoming units.

June 5, 2020 at 12:31 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Burlington Ridge/Chalk Bluff area was the Hwy 20 incident.

June 5, 2020 at 12:28 PM Units at scene on Hwy 20 are making good progress.

June 5, 2020 at 12:16 PM Escaped debris pile on a non-burn day on Hwy 20 near Pioneer Trail, numerous engines en route.

June 5, 2020 at 12:04 PM Residential structure fire in Colfax on Old Grass Valley Road, units on scene.

June 5, 2020 at 11:25 AM Accident near the Sunset Mobile Home Park on Rough&Ready Highway, units are at scene.

June 5, 2020 at 7:30 AM The planned prescribed burn at Beale Air Force Base has been postponed due to unfavorable weather conditions.

June 5, 2020 at 6:48 AM Cooler! A big cool down is happening, with even cooler temperatures on the way for the weekend. The system will bring some afternoon thunderstorms on Saturday, mainly in the northern Sacramento Valley and surrounding foothills and mountains.

June 5, 2020 at 6:40 AM Today is a No Burn day.

June 4, 2020 at 4:08 PM A line is down in the roadway on Ridge Road at Slate Creek. Traffic is backed up in both directions. Please use an alternate route if possible.

June 4, 2020 at 3:05 PM Air Attack has released Tanker 88 and the helicopter over the fire. They were not needed.

June 4, 2020 at 2:48 PM Reported grass fire on Marysville Road in Oregon House near Texas Hill Road.

June 4, 2020 at 2:06 PM Wolf Road at Garden Bar Road will be closed through the night after a vehicle vs pole accident. Power is out for 9 PG&E customers.

June 4, 2020 at 8:03 AM

June 4, 2020 at 7:25 AM Another day of heat before temperatures begin to cool. Temperatures are going to be hot for one more day, then a big cool down occurs. Highs today are about 15 degrees above normal, but by Sunday they be about 15 degrees below normal.

June 4, 2020 at 6:51 AM Today is a No Burn Day.

June 3, 2020 at 7:04 PM All lanes are open again on Hwy 174, emergency services returning to their respective stations.

June 3, 2020 at 6:55 PM Magnitude 5.5 earthquake in SoCal: Location with respect to nearby cities:
16.9 km (10.5 mi) S of Searles Valley, California
22.0 km (13.6 mi) E of Ridgecrest, California
74.4 km (46.1 mi) NE of California City, California
87.8 km (54.4 mi) NNW of Barstow, California
378.2 km (234.5 mi) NNW of Mexicali, Mexico

June 3, 2020 at 6:07 PM Units are at scene of a vehicle accident on Hwy 174 between the Bear River bridge and Hansen Lane. Expect significant delays and use an alternate route of possible.

June 3, 2020 at 5:54 PM Latest Nevada County update

June 3, 2020 at 9:15 AM Units en route to check a debris fire on a non-burn day off Black Sands Mine Road.

June 3, 2020 at 8:18 AM Hot today and tomorrow, big cool down this weekend. Significant heat is expected across interior NorCal today – Thursday. Be sure to limit outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day and stay hydrated. It may be tempting to cool off in the river during this hot weather, but the water can be deadly. Area waterways are running very cold & fast due to snow melt. Always watch children near the water & wear a life vest.

June 3, 2020 at 7:43 AM Today is a No Burn Day.

June 2, 2020 at 11:42 PM Echo IC reports no fire, likely an HVAC issue, all units are available.

June 2, 2020 at 11:09 PM Reported residential structure fire on Echo Blue Drive in Lake Wildwood, numerous units en route. Reported as strong smell of smoke coming from vents.

June 2, 2020 at 9:21 PM Nevada County confirmed COVID-19 cases increases to 48. Six additional confirmed cases in Eastern Nevada County. Five of the residents are closely connected with a common exposure; the sixth was a person who had no symptoms.

June 2, 2020 at 4:19 PM Six new active cases of COVID-19 in eastern Nevada County.

June 2, 2020 at 1:10 PM

June 2, 2020 at 1:09 PM The fire on Perimeter Road is fully contained at 1-2 acres. Mop-up is in progress and some resources are being released.

June 2, 2020 at 1:00 PM All aircraft are being released, Air Attack is returning to McClellan and Tanker 88 is heading back to Grass Valley.

June 2, 2020 at 12:55 PM Aircraft overhead, Tanker 88 – which started the summer rotation yesterday – and Air Attack 505 are monitoring the situation.

June 2, 2020 at 12:51 PM Perimeter IC reports they can handle with the crew en route, no need for the dozer. They have it about 70% contained. Mop-up will take a while.

June 2, 2020 at 12:48 PM The fire on Perimeter Road appears to be an unattended, escaped debris burn. Approximately 100 by 50ft.

June 2, 2020 at 12:46 PM Firefighters are at scene of a vegetation fire on the 19800 block of Perimeter Road. Grass fire, making good progress.

June 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM KVMR 89.5 FM will go off the air for 8 minutes and 46 seconds at 11 a.m. this morning in solidarity with other community radio stations across the nation.

This action is in honor and memory of George Floyd, who was choked to death by a Minneapolis police officer last week despite pleas from civilian witnesses and Floyd himself to let him breathe.

June 2, 2020 at 10:36 AM Car vs deer on northbound Hwy 49 at Auburn Road.

June 2, 2020 at 8:30 AM High Heat Risk today through Thursday. Well above normal temperatures expected today through Thursday creating Moderate to High Heat Risk in the Valley and foothills. Morning low temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s to low 70s, which will not provide much overnight relief from the heat. Heat related illnesses can occur due to prolonged exposure to these temperatures, including to the general population. There is a slight chance of isolated afternoon mountain showers and thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday south of Highway 50. Cooler weather with shower chances return for the weekend.

June 2, 2020 at 7:20 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts.  Burn hot & clean. Burn permits are required, and an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Never burn piles that are mainly leaves and pine needles; piles must have enough woody vegetation to burn well. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County: Burn permits from the Truckee Fire Protection District are always required. Burn during daylight hours only. An Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required for non-residential burn projects. Recommended burn hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning.

June 1, 2020 at 7:33 PM

June 1, 2020 Nevada County update

June 1, 2020 at 6:09 PM

June 1, 2020 at 7:59 AM Showers moving out, heat moves in. A few late-day showers and thunderstorms will be possible across the mountains. Warmer temperatures take hold across interior NorCal today.

June 1, 2020 at 7:21 AM Today is a permissible burn day, with a burn permit. Now, more than ever, it is important to avoid causing respiratory impacts. Burn hot & clean.

June 1, 2020 at 7:00 AM You can find last month’s log here.