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June 30, 2022 at 5:35 PM Sandra IC reports the fire still has high spotting potential, crews are starting to make good progress. Evacuations warnings coming for Yuba County side.

June 30, 2022 at 5:28 PM Repopulation announce for the Rices Fire this evening at 7:00 pm briefing. Please do NOT attempt to enter the area now, wait for the full details to be posted shortly after 7:00 pm.

June 30, 2022 at 5:21 PM

June 30, 2022 at 5:07 PM Tanker 89 and 93 are arriving over the Sandra Fire. New Evacuation Orders being issued by Butte County Sheriff.

June 30, 2022 at 4:48 PM Augmented dispatch for the Sandra Fire. Immediate threat to structures.

June 30, 2022 at 4:26 PM Air Attack 230 is off Grass Valley to the Sandra Fire.

June 30, 2022 at 4:23 PM Tankers are being diverted from the Nelson Fire in Butte County to the Sandra Fire. Full wildland dispatch on order.

June 30, 2022 at 4:16 PM New vegetation fire reported in the Robinson Mill area on the Plumas National Forest. Units dispatched. This will be the Sandra Fire

June 30, 2022 at 3:12 PM Vehicle into a backyard on Alexandra Way in Alta Sierra. No injuries reported.

June 30, 2022 at 2:56 PM Venue change alert. As our beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds hosts the staging for CalFire and other emergency agencies, Music in the Mountains is announcing venue changes for this weekend’s upcoming SummerFest concerts. MIM extends their gratitude to the Nevada County Fairgrounds for prioritizing community safety and for their hospitality as the command station at this time.

June 30, 2022 at 1:54 PM Full wildland dispatch was on order for the fire that was reported as a possible burn pile with nobody in attendance. Air Attack was overhead, has left the fire. Ground resources have extinguished the fire.

June 30, 2022 at 1:53 PM Reported vegetation fire on Simple Justice Road off Indian Springs Road in Penn Valley, units at scene.

June 30, 2022 at 10:08 AM

June 29, 2022 at 9:31 PM Honored to have seen the geese parade when leaving the Rices Fire evening briefing. They are safely in the pond at the Fairgrounds now.

Geese have the right of way 🙂

June 29, 2022 at 4:08 PM Accident, two cars involved, on Greenhorn Road at Brunswick Road. Emergency services at scene.

June 29, 2022 at 3:25 PM No fire at this time in Downieville, just heavy smoke showing from PG&E installation.

June 29, 2022 at 3:06 PM Resources are responding to a possible vegetation fire in the Downieville area. Nothing showing on cameras.

June 29, 2022 at 2:00 PM The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District and the Nevada County Public Health Department are issuing a joint Air Quality Health Advisory to notify the public of the possibility of poor air quality conditions until Tuesday, July 5, 2022 resulting from the Rices Fire near Bridgeport in Nevada County.  Air quality is expected to vary greatly throughout the advisory period depending on fire behavior and weather conditions, with smoke settling in low areas at night.

June 29, 2022 at 1:40 PM Boca Fire contained at 1.7 acres

June 29, 2022 at 1:11 PM Firefighters have located the reported fire, just south of Boca Dam Reservoir Road.

June 29, 2022 at 12:59 PM New start, reported as a fire near Boca Dam on the Tahoe National Forest. Full wildland dispatch on order.

June 29, 2022 at 11:02 AM All units responding to the reported accident on Rough and Ready Hwy are being canceled, no accident located.

June 29, 2022 at 10:55 AM Accident on Rough and Ready Hwy near Rex Reservoir, emergency services dispatched.

June 29, 2022 at 9:38 AM A large box in the fast lane on Hwy 20 at Penn Valley Drive is causing a traffic hazard. Don’t get boxed in, slow down.

June 29, 2022 at 9:08 AM There is damage to PG&E electrical 66KV Transmission Lines (1,676 customers without power in Nevada, Yuba and Sierra counties), PG&E electrical 230KV transmission lines remain threatened due to the Rices Fire.

June 28, 2022 at 11:04 PM Smoke forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning.

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June 28, 2022 at 10:19 PM

All evacuations and road closures will remain in place overnight. Law enforcement are patrolling the area. If you are evacuated and need resources, contact 211. If you need assistance getting animals to the fairgrounds, call dispatch at 530-265-7880.

June 28, 2022 at 5:29 PM Willow IC estimates full containment in the next 20 minutes.

June 28, 2022 at 5:14 PM Firefighters at scene on Willow Glen Road are making progress, three tankers are overhead.

June 28, 2022 at 5:04 PM Tanker 93 has dropped on the Willow Fire, additional resources, including aircraft requested. Potential for 100 acres if not picked up fast. Currently 1/4 acre.

June 28, 2022 at 4:58 PM New start, vegetation fire on Willow Glen Road in the Dobbins area.

June 28, 2022 at 2:17 PM All updates on the Rices Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/rices/

June 28, 2022 at 2:12 PM Air Attack reports the fire has moved into the wildland, moving uphill. IC is requesting additional engines.

June 28, 2022 at 2:10 PM Augmented dispatch for the fire near Rices Crossing Road, now fully involved structure. Access is on the Pleasant Valley side.

June 28, 2022 at 2:03 PM Structure fire in the Rices Crossing area, no extension to the wildland yet but significant potential. Aircraft are overhead. Full wildland dispatch on order.

June 28, 2022 at 1:59 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Rice’s Crossing Road area. Aircraft will check out on their way back.

June 28, 2022 at 1:55 PM IC reports 1/4 to 1/2 acre of grass, locals are working on it. Only the first units to continue in, they’ll be able to handle.

June 28, 2022 at 1:53 PM Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 are arriving over the Spenceville incident.

June 28, 2022 at 1:48 PM Reported vegetation fire on Pilot Peak Lane in Penn Valley, between Pilot Peak and Spenceville, full wildland dispatch on order.

June 28, 2022 at 1:12 PM With the exception of one customer on James Lane off Banner Lava Cap, all power outages have been resolved.

June 28, 2022 at 12:17 PM Additional customers have been taken back offline in the Greenhorn area. The 337 customers can expect utility power to be restored by 3:00 pm.

June 28, 2022 at 12:00 PM Power outage in the Greenhorn area has been reduced to 27 customers, restoration time between 3:00 and 4:00 pm. The 482 customers in the area east and northeast of Nevada City should have their utility power restored by 2:00 pm.

June 28, 2022 at 10:34 AM Units at scene on Dowd Road report this is a false alarm, agricultural burn only.

June 28, 2022 at 10:24 AM Reported vegetation fire, on Dowd Road near Waltz Road in the Lincoln area. Several acres of grass on fire, numerous units dispatched.

June 28, 2022 at 10:10 AM The new estimated restoration time for the 668 customers in the Greenhorn area is 2:00 pm today.

June 28, 2022 at 10:07 AM Power has been restored to 1,161 customers along Ridge Road in Nevada City.

June 28, 2022 at 9:31 AM Approximately 40 acres of prescribed burning is scheduled for today on Beale Air Force Base at the Family Camping area near Main Base (FAMCAMP). Smoke will be visible in surrounding communities on June 28, 2022 from 1100-1400.

June 28, 2022 at 8:44 AM An additional 1,683 customers now out of power from Morgan Ranch in Grass Valley to Excelsior Ditch Road in Nevada City. Estimated time of restoration is 11:45 am. Total customers out of power in Nevada County: 2,323.

June 28, 2022 at 8:37 AM Additional areas around Nevada City and Grass Valley reporting power outages, no update from PG&E yet.

June 28, 2022 at 8:36 AM Reader reports power outage on Newtown Road.

June 28, 2022 at 8:24 AM Reader report of power outage on Marjon Drive, off Ridge Road in Nevada City.

June 28, 2022 at 8:14 AM Reader report of a power outage in the Glenbrook Basin.

June 28, 2022 at 6:41 AM Power outage affecting 668 customers between Brunswick Road , Idaho-Maryland and You Bet Roads – estimated restoration time is 10:00 am.

June 27, 2022 at 7:45 PM Non-injury accident on Penn Valley Drive at Hwy 20. The roadway is clear.

June 27, 2022 at 7:19 PM Accident on Hwy 49 at Lime Kiln Road, emergency services dispatched.

June 27, 2022 at 7:03 PM A grey Labrador-sized dog is running in the roadway on Banner Lava Cap near Banner Quaker Hill. Please use caution in the area.

June 27, 2022 at 1:50 PM Power outage affecting 7 customers (mostly medical offices) on Catherine Lane in Grass Valley. PG&E trouble crew assigned and the estimated time of restoration is 4:45 pm.

June 27, 2022 at 1:02 PM TNF Air Attack 17 is off the ground from Grass Valley Air Attack Base for a lightning recon. There is no fire in the area at this time.

June 27, 2022 at 12:41 PM Forward progress of the vegetation portion of the Mirabelle Fire has been stopped.

June 27, 2022 at 12:24 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the fires of the buildings under construction, still working on the wildland portion.

June 27, 2022 at 12:20 PM There are no evacuations at the Mirabelle Fire at this time.

June 27, 2022 at 12:13 PM Metro Fire copter reports 2-3 acres of grass involved at the structure fire on Mirabelle Street.

June 27, 2022 at 12:10 PM Multiple structures on fire, all under construction, in Antelope on Mirabelle Road. IC reports one house under construction fully involved, one neighboring structure’s roof involved. Requesting additional resources.

June 27, 2022 at 6:33 AM Accident on Rough and Ready Hwy near Stagecoach Way. No injuries reported and the roadway is clear.

June 26, 2022 at 1:36 PM Utility power has been restored to all 940 customers outside of Nevada City affected by this morning’s outage.

June 26, 2022 at 10:49 AM restoration time for the 940 customers outside of Nevada City is now 3:30 pm. Helicopter and ground crews are inspecting the lines.

June 26, 2022 at 8:09 AM Restoration time for the power outage affecting 940 customers just outside of Nevada City is 10:45 am.

June 25, 2022 at 4:02 PM

June 25, 2022 at 3:33 PM Vehicle vs tree on Dog Bar Road near Mt. Olive Road.

June 25, 2022 at 12:29 PM It’s the weekend, so of course there are 10-15 cars parked illegally near the Dog Bar bridge at the Bear River. Both sides of the bridge are impassible for larger vehicles – including fire trucks.

June 24, 2022 at 5:02 PM Sheridan Air Attack is releasing both tankers back to Grass Valley Air Attack Base.

June 24, 2022 at 4:51 PM Firefighters have stopped the forward progress on both fires on the #SheridanFire. One fire is approximately 25 acres and the other side is 30 acres. Some evacuations are still ongoing in the Riosa Road area.

June 24, 2022 at 4:43 PM Some evacuations along Ranch House Road as the fire has spread to neighboring properties.

June 24, 2022 at 4:40 PM Sheridan Fire has two helicopters, Air Attack 230 still at scene, tankers are on reload. Fire has erratic behavior, with some spotting.

June 24, 2022 at 4:38 PM PCSO is shutting down Camp Far West at Ranch House Road.

June 24, 2022 at 4:33 PM Firefighters have shut down Ranch House Road in the Lincoln area in Placer County due to a structure fire with some extension to the vegetation.

June 24, 2022 at 3:21 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 70 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 17,329 cases since the start of the pandemic, 223 are active. Seven people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,739
18-292,660
30-393,157
40-492,525
50-643,383
65+2,862
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

As of July I, 2022, Nevada County Public Health will change the COVID-19 dashboard to align with that state’s COVID-19 dashboard, which is currently updated on Tuesdays and Fridays.

June 24, 2022 at 3:02 PM A visitor from Oregon rescued a dog running in traffic on Hwy 49 near the river. The dog is black, perhaps a Lab cross.

The pup is now at Sammie’s Friends shelter on McCourtney.

Thanks to reader Don for the note and for caring.

June 24, 2022 at 11:15 AM Hwy 20 near Marysville Road has been reopened in both directions.

June 24, 2022 at 10:18 AM Hwy 20 is closed in both directions just past Marysville Road in Browns Valley until the large truck and debris is removed.

Photo courtesy Suzanne Freschi

June 24, 2022 at 10:10 AM CAL FIRE units responding to a chipper truck on fire on westbound Hwy 20 near Spring Valley Road in Browns Valley. Requesting a loader to remove tree stumps and chips that came off the back of the truck. The truck is fully engulfed.

June 24, 2022 at 10:09 AM Lightning maps: 1,961 strikes were recorded within California on June 23. The Tahoe National Forest recorded 176 downstrikes. See the maps here.

June 24, 2022 at 9:20 AM Traffic hazard on the Sacramento Street off ramp of northbound Hwy 49 in Nevada City.

June 24, 2022 at 6:34 AM Before it’s too hot, a cow decided to take a stroll on Mooney Flat Road near Hydraulic Way. Mostly just standing on the right hand side, the bovine might get a walk back to the pasture with an Animal Control escort.

June 24, 2022 at 1:03 AM Mop-up underway on the fire, releasing some engines back to their stations.

June 24, 2022 at 12:52 AM Firefighters are making good progress on the Indian Fire, forward progress has been stopped.

June 24, 2022 at 12:38 AM Numerous units dispatched for a vegetation fire on the Indian Springs Road near Keya-Pahe Trail in the Penn Valley area. Pickup truck into a field, possible threat to a structure.

June 23, 2022 at 4:57 PM Non-injury accident on southbound Hwy 49 at LaBarr Meadows Road. The roadway is clear.

June 23, 2022 at 4:12 PM Reported commercial structure fire at the Dollar General Store on Loma Rica Road, Yuba County. Smoke coming from vents, store is being evacuated now.

June 23, 2022 at 3:19 PM Isolated thunderstorms this afternoon over the Northern Sierra, heat continues. Hot temperatures continue into early next week. Moderate heat risk in the Valley and foothills.

June 23, 2022 at 3:07 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the shed on Elliott Way, no extension to the wildland. Mopping up now.

June 23, 2022 at 3:06 PM IC is canceling the aircraft and the dozer. All other incoming units are to stage at their present locations.

June 23, 2022 at 3:05 PM Engine 84 is at scene, 10 by 10 metal shed, still active fire, all units to continue in. Avoid North Bloomfield Road at this time, use Coyote Street instead.

June 23, 2022 at 3:00 PM Reported structure fire, a shed close to a home, with extension to the vegetation on Elliott Way off North Bloomfield Road near Hwy 49 in Nevada City. Full wildland dispatch on order.

June 23, 2022 at 1:14 PM The Canfield Fire in Robinson Mill (Butte County) is now 5 acres. No structure threat, just limited access for ground resources. Requesting additional units to respond.

June 23, 2022 at 12:57 PM Firefighters are at scene of a vegetation fire in Robinson Mill, fire is now approximately 2 acres, slow rate of spread in the old North/Bear Fire scar. Asking for additional resources, no structures threatened cause is under investigation. Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 are overhead.

June 23, 2022 at 9:17 AM Power outage in Oregon House, 527 customers affected. Trouble crew is assigned and restoration time is tentatively set for 11:00 am.

June 23, 2022 at 7:54 AM Power outage in the Rough and Ready/Penn Valley area. 2,105 customers affected, estimated restoration time is 10:30 am.

June 22, 2022 at 9:10 PM Forward progress stopped on the Sierra incident.

June 22, 2022 at 8:57 PM Vegetation fire, caused by fireworks, on Sierra College Boulevard near Creekside Lane in Rocklin. Numerous resources at scene.

June 22, 2022 at 8:03 PM Tyler IC is requesting two engines to continue in, all others can cancel. On their way back to White Cloud, Helicopter 514 spotted a burn pile. Attended by homeowner, but all burn permits have been canceled since May. Coordinates sent to dispatch.

June 22, 2022 at 8:01 PM IC is canceling helicopter 514, tanker remains in orbit for a possible drop near the structure. Ground resources have a line around the fire. Forward progress stopped.

Tyler incident, photo courtesy Paul Racko

June 22, 2022 at 7:58 PM Air Attack reports the Tyler Fire is 1/4 to 1/2 acre in brush, burning at a slow rate of spread near Hwy 49.

June 22, 2022 at 7:56 PM Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 are arriving over the reported fire location. TNF Helicopter 514 has lifted.

June 22, 2022 at 7:46 PM Reported vegetation fire (20 by 20′ spot) near a home on Tyler Foote Crossing on the San Juan Ridge, full wildland dispatch on order.

June 22, 2022 at 7:01 PM Only 500 customers remain without power in the Indian Springs Road area, all others have been restored.

June 22, 2022 at 6:02 PM Power outage in the Penn Valley area now has an estimated restoration time of 7:45 pm. Helicopter is inspecting the lines, as are trouble crews.

June 22, 2022 at 2:52 PM Power outage affecting 2,368 customers in the Rough and Ready and Penn Valley areas. PG&E crew assigned, estimated time of restoration is 5:30 pm.

June 22, 2022 at 1:35 PM

June 22, 2022 at 1:11 PM TNF engine has extinguished the fire, canceling all incoming resources dispatched.

June 22, 2022 at 1:09 PM Report of a small grass fire on northbound Hwy 49 at the Brunswick off ramp. TNF Engine passing by at scene reports a 2 by 2 spot. They will extinguish it now.

June 22, 2022 at 10:46 AM Heat is kicking it up a notch, but… Nevada County libraries are cool places of knowledge – in every sense! Also, check out the summer programs while you’re cooling off.

June 22, 2022 at 10:46 AM Non-injury accident on Hwy 49 near Christian Life Way and Bethel Church Way.

June 22, 2022 at 10:26 AM Non-injury accident on Hwy 49 and Crestview Drive. The roadway is partially blocked, use caution.

June 22, 2022 at 10:01 AM Smoke check in the area of Emigrant Gap near I-80, units dispatched.

June 22, 2022 at 9:57 AM Hot temperatures into next week, isolated thunderstorm this afternoon – Thursday. Isolated thunderstorms may produce dangerous lightning and gusty winds impacting outdoor activities and recreationists. Warm overnight temperatures in the foothills.

June 22, 2022 at 9:49 AM Reported accident on Brunswick Road near Old Tunnel Road in Grass Valley.

June 22, 2022 at 8:46 AM Thanks to PIO Daniel Ramey of Peardale Chicago Park Fire for the video of this morning’s structure fire. Says Ramey, “At approximately 0500 hours Peardale Chicago Park Fire, Ophir Hill Fire, Grass Valley Fire, Nevada County Consolidated Fire, and CAL FIRE NEU, responded to a residential structure fire on Wild Life Lane off You Bet Road. Upon arrival units found one structure, numerous vehicles and RV on fire, with minimal spread to vegetation. Units made aggressive attack on the fire. Fire crews also located a spot fire in the vegetation away from the main fire. Fire crews quickly extinguished the spot fire and kept it under a quarter acre. Crews will be working to completely extinguish the fire for several hours. Nevada County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the incident. All occupants made it safely out of the structure.”

June 22, 2022 at 6:16 AM Firefighters have knock down on the structure fire and the 1/4-acre extension to the vegetation. There is a hoseline all around the incident.

June 22, 2022 at 6:10 AM Residential structure fire with extension to the wildland on Wild Life Lane off Mulberry Lane in the Peardale area.

June 21, 2022 at 10:58 PM Three-car accident, one overturned vehicle into a ditch, on Rough and Ready Hwy at Ridge Road.

June 21, 2022 at 9:26 PM A German Shepherd is running in the westbound lanes on Hwy 49 near Wolf Road. Check if your pup is in the house!

June 21, 2022 at 4:01 PM Firefighters are making good progress, IC reports forward progress stopped, requesting on crew to help with mop-up.

June 21, 2022 at 3:53 PM Luther IC reports the fire is bumping the train tracks, they should be able to pick it up shortly. ICP now at Live Oak and Lili Lane. There is no threat to structures.

June 21, 2022 at 3:50 PM Hard closure for all train traffic requested.

June 21, 2022 at 3:44 PM Firefighters have located the fire, staging will be on Valley Vista Lane and Edgewood Road. The fire is on the west side of the tracks near the end of Live Oak Lane. 1/2 acre, burning at a slow rate of spread.

June 21, 2022 at 3:40 PM Engines are in the area attempting to locate the fire.

June 21, 2022 at 3:36 PM Latest caller puts the Luther Fire near the railroad tracks.

June 21, 2022 at 3:31 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Hwy 49 at Luther Road in North Auburn, units dispatched.

June 21, 2022 at 3:05 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 112 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 17,261 cases since the start of the pandemic, 171 are active. Six people are hospitalized – none in ICU. One patient is hospitalized awaiting test results.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,733
18-292,653
30-393,146
40-492,517
50-643,371
65+2,837
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

June 21, 2022 at 3:00 PM The Nevada County Elections Office has released an updated vote count. The next update will be on Friday.

Supervisor District 3

CandidateTotal%
Patti Ingram Spencer1,83931.19
Lisa Swarthout2,85148.35
Valentina Masterz1,20720.47

Nevada City City Council (2 seats)

CandidateTotal%
Lou Ceci74130.72
Adam Kline85935.61
Ken Merdinger1405.80
Erin Minett67227.86

June 21, 2022 at 2:23 PM Engine at scene on Camp Far West Road reports a small 30 by 30 spot, extinguished by locals. One engine to continue in, all other resources can cancel. Fire was started by equipment operation.

June 21, 2022 at 2:22 PM Access through Beale AFB has been granted for engines and equipment.

June 21, 2022 at 2:20 PM Reported vegetation fire on Camp Far West Road, Placer County, full wildland dispatch on order.

June 21, 2022 at 12:25 PM Pickup truck engine compartment fire on northbound Hwy 49 just south of McKnight. Car is on the right hand side and fire engine is at scene.

June 21, 2022 at 9:25 AM Hot temperatures through the week; Isolated thunderstorms Wednesday Night – Thursday. Moderate heat risk in the Valley; high heat risk in the foothills where overnight temperatures will remain elevated. Periods of breezy north winds, low relative humidity values, and drying fuels will lead to elevated fire weather conditions. Isolated thunderstorms possible south of Highway 50 Wednesday night and Thursday; possible dry lightning.

June 21, 2022 at 6:33 AM Happy Summer Solstice!

June 20, 2022 at 9:43 PM Alarm was caused by smoke in a kitchen, canceling all incoming resources.

June 20, 2022 at 9:41 PM Units at scene at the Nevada Woods Apartments report nothing showing, they will investigate.

June 20, 2022 at 9:36 PM Report of a fire alarm sounding at the Nevada Woods Apartments on Sutton Way, no smoke or flames seen. Units dispatched.

June 20, 2022 at 11:05 AM Small roadside spot on the 4000 block of Fruitland Road in Loma Rica, mostly extinguished by locals. Units arriving at scene.

June 20, 2022 at 10:45 AM Several large pieces of wood, with nails sticking out on northbound Hwy 49 at Toller Ridge Court between Newtown and Nisenan Gulch. Use caution in the area.

June 20, 2022 at 6:34 AM Breezy northerly winds today and Tuesday, rapid warming through mid-week. Breezy northerly winds can be expected today and Tuesday in the Sacramento Valley, and tonight and Tuesday morning over the west slopes of the northern Sierra Nevada. Be prepared for hot temperatures again this week, reaching the triple digits in the Valley by Tuesday.

June 19, 2022 at 2:24 PM Multiple cars are parked haphazardly, mostly on the Magnolia side of the Dog Bar bridge.

June 19, 2022 at 12:30 PM All updates on the Wolf Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/wolf22/

June 19, 2022 at 12:25 PM Fire on Wildwood West is a ceremonial fire, canceling response.

June 19, 2022 at 12:19 PM New start, reported vegetation fire on Retrac Way and Wolf Drive in Nevada County, full wildland dispatch on order.

June 19, 2022 at 12:17 PM Reported vegetation fire on Wildwood West Drive in the Penn Valley area, units dispatched.

June 19, 2022 at 10:33 AM On Saturday, between 1:00 pm and 5:36pm, sixty-one lightning strikes were recorded on the Tahoe National Forest. Fifty-four of these downstrikes were recorded on the Yuba River Ranger District. Check the lightning map here.

June 19, 2022 at 10:15 AM Power outage affecting 668 customers again in the Greenhorn area. Estimated time of restoration is 1:30 pm.

June 19, 2022 at 9:53 AM Medical rescue at Bridgeport, approximately 1/2 mile down the trail. Units dispatched.

June 18, 2022 at 6:14 PM 31 customers without power off Jones Ridge Road and Greenhorn Road. Estimated restoration time is 8:45 pm.

June 18, 2022 at 5:35 PM Power has been restored to the 688 customers east of Grass Valley.

June 18, 2022 at 3:51 PM Restoration time for the 668 customers out of power east of Grass Valley has been pushed to 7:00 pm. PG&E helicopter is patrolling power lines.

June 18, 2022 at 11:59 AM Small fire at Camp Far West on Spenceville Road, units are at scene with air support. Forward progress stopped.

June 18, 2022 at 11:09 AM Reader Richard reports a power outage on Greenhorn Road near Jones Ridge. Outage is affecting 668 customers, estimated restoration time is 2:30 pm.

June 18, 2022 at 10:57 AM Cool Saturday, warming trend begins Sunday. Below normal daytime high temperatures will be observed today across interior NorCal. Isolated thunderstorms are in the forecast for the northern Sacramento Valley and surrounding terrain, as well as the foothills and higher elevations of the Sierra. When thunder roars, go indoors!

June 17, 2022 at 5:16 PM First NSJ unit at scene reports two small roadside spots, extinguished by homeowners. One engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

June 17, 2022 at 5:08 PM Reported vegetation fire near Petersons Corner and Hwy 49 in North San Juan. Units dispatched. Nothing visible on the cameras.

June 17, 2022 at 4:10 PM Nevada County Elections Office has released updated results for the June primary election, with another 6,783 ballots tallied. 34,101 votes have been counted so far countywide. Approximately 3,400 ballots remain to be counted.

CandidateTotal%
Patti Ingram Spencer1,59531.25
Lisa Swarthout2,43347.67
Valentina Masterz1,07621.08
CandidateTotal%
Susan Hoek5,59582.30
Calvin Clark1,20317.70
CandidateTotal%
Paul Gilbert2,6538.77
Natalie Adona20,48367.72
Jason Tedder7,11223.51

June 17, 2022 at 4:06 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 65 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 17,150 cases since the start of the pandemic, 257 are active. Ten people are hospitalized – none in ICU. Two additional fatalities have been recorded.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,718
18-292,649
30-393,130
40-492,504
50-643,342
65+2,803
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

June 17, 2022 at 4:00 PM Ground resources on the Lost Fire reporting they have a hoseline almost completed. The fire is holding at 1/10th of an acre, slow rate of spread. Appears to be a burn pile that possibly rekindled, firefighters will investigate.

June 17, 2022 at 3:56 PM Tanker 88 has been released, helicopter 514 will continue to work the fire.

June 17, 2022 at 3:54 PM Tanker 88 has returned for another retardant drop on the Lost Fire.

June 17, 2022 at 3:48 PM Bovine stroll alert: Two cows in the roadway on McCourtney Road at Thoroughbred Loop in Grass Valley.

June 17, 2022 at 3:43 PM Fire is approximately 1/10th of an acre. There are structures, possibly empty, in the vicinity that are not threatened.

June 17, 2022 at 3:39 PM Air Attack is guiding in ground resources, tanker has painted a box around the fire and the helicopter continues bucket drops.

June 17, 2022 at 3:28 PM Retardant line at the heel of the fire and working the right flank.

June 17, 2022 at 3:20 PM Only air resources at scene, engines still making their way in.

June 17, 2022 at 3:18 PM Better location is Breece and Wheeler Ditch, east of Foresthill OHV area.

June 17, 2022 at 3:13 PM Air Attack 17 and Tanker 88 are at scene with helicopter 514.

June 17, 2022 at 3:10 PM Lost Fire on the Tahoe National Forest will have long travel time for engines. Air Attack, helicopter and tankers have lifted.

June 17, 2022 at 2:49 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported wildfire west of French Meadows near lost Canyon in Placer County, Tahoe National Forest.

June 17, 2022 at 1:53 PM Accident on southbound Hwy 49 near Willow Creek Drive in Auburn. All southbound lanes are blocked, emergency services at scene. Thanks to reader Marty for the photo.

June 17, 2022 at 8:37 AM As California’s Wildfire Season Starts, PG&E Turns on Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings Across All High Fire-Risk Areas. The safety settings turn off power within one-tenth of a second when a fault, such as a tree limb coming into contact with a powerline, is detected. Last year, on 170 circuits with safety settings enabled, there was an 80% reduction in CPUC-reportable ignitions in High Fire Threat Districts that could result in a wildfire, compared to the prior three-year average. Editor’s note: Outages may be more frequent and last longer – but less chance of fires.

June 17, 2022 at 6:27 AM An abandoned car left on a blind corner on southbound Magnolia Road near Dog Bar Road is creating an early morning traffic hazard. Use caution (and coffee).

June 16, 2022 at 4:31 PM PG&E crews are at scene of the now-contained Jericho Fire to restore power to one customer.

June 16, 2022 at 3:23 PM Updates on the Jericho Fire on Joshua Horn Road will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/jericho22/

June 16, 2022 at 3:08 PM Full wildland dispatch for the smoke visible on the Wolf Mountain camera, fire is on Joshua Horn Road, off Indian Springs Road.

June 16, 2022 at 3:01 PM Smoke visible on the Wolf Mountain camera, maybe McCourtney area.

June 16, 2022 at 2:45 PM Traffic hazard, the eastbound Hwy 49 Dorsey Drive off ramp is partially blocked.

June 16, 2022 at 1:16 PM Bedding in the roadway on eastbound Hwy 20 at Penn Valley Drive. Not a good place to take a nap, or litter.

June 16, 2022 at 1:13 PM South Placer County residents may see smoke Friday and Saturday, June 17th, and 18th, 2022. CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire Department is holding the annual Fiddyment Burn with area fire agencies and volunteer firefighters as a training exercise and fuel reduction project.

June 16, 2022 at 8:46 AM Thanks to all the caring residents, including reader Amy who called about the Irish Setter on the right side of Highway 49 between Dorsey and East Main. The pup has been reported safe.

June 16, 2022 at 7:03 AM Mark your calendars! In order to assist Nevada County residents in preparing for fire season, the Doris Foley Library in downtown Nevada City will offer free document scanning events on four upcoming Saturdays. Library staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist from 10 AM to 4 PM on June 18, June 25, July 9, and July 23. Participants will receive free flash drives to store scans of their important documents and a packet of information including personalized evacuation route maps and evacuation zone information.

June 16, 2022 at 5:54 AM Power was restored in Peardale around 12:45 am.

June 15, 2022 at 10:13 PM Restoration time for the 1,066 customers still out of power has been pushed to 11:00 am on Thursday.

June 15, 2022 at 9:38 PM A calf is out way past bedtime in the roadway on Mooney Flat Road near Englebright Dam Road. Use caution in the area.

June 15, 2022 at 8:16 PM PG&E crews are patrolling the first circuit on the west side of Hwy 174 (Rollins Lake side).

June 15, 2022 at 7:55 PM Greenhorn Access Road is open to through traffic. PG&E crews are at scene.

June 15, 2022 at 7:20 PM Two circuits are down, 2,109 customers are expected to have power restored at 10:15 pm. Estimated restoration time is 10:15 pm.

June 15, 2022 at 7:05 PM The cause of the power outage is a tree into power lines on Greenhorn Access Road. Greenhorn Access is closed at this time, firefighters are at scene due to lines across the roadway. Estimated time of reopening is 8:00 pm.

Tree into power lines on Greenhorn Access Road. Photo courtesy Daniel Ramey, PIO, Peardale Chicago Park Fire.

June 15, 2022 at 6:44 PM Power outage along Hwy 174 in the Peardale. If the whole circuit is down, it could affect 1,066 customers. No update from PG&E yet.

June 15, 2022 at 2:51 PM The Nevada County Elections Office has released updated results, an additional 7,096 votes have been counted.

CandidateTotal%
Patti Ingram Spencer1,24531.15
Lisa Swarthout1,92548.16
Valentina Masterz82720.69
CandidateTotal%
Susan Hoek5,00882.48
Calvin Clark1,06417.52

June 15, 2022 at 12:49 PM Open trash bags in the back of a pickup truck near the intersection of Hwys 49 and 20 in Nevada City. Trash is flying onto the roadway, following Newton’s first law of motion. Covering a trash load is not only required, it’s also a great example of Newton’s first law in action (the part where it states “an object in motion will stay in motion unless a force acts on it.”)

June 15, 2022 at 11:41 AM Both Mt Howell and Wolf Mountain lookouts are reporting smoke. This is likely the Bacchi Ranch VMP on the Georgetown Divide in the AEU area.

June 15, 2022 at 11:36 AM First unit at scene reports a small fire, extinguished by locals. A construction crew in the area could be creating dust visible on the cameras.

June 15, 2022 at 11:29 AM Reported vegetation fire, full wildland dispatch on order, for grass on fire behind a residence on Ridgeview Circle in Newcastle.

June 15, 2022 at 7:50 AM 32 customers out of power along Jordan Street in Nevada City, estimated restoration time is 11:00 am.

June 15, 2022 at 6:36 AM Summer limb drop is here again. Notice an increase in reports of ‘tree across the roadway’ lately? In the past few weeks, reports of trees into power lines, cars being damaged and even injuries to people have steadily increased.

June 15, 2022 at 5:37 AM Power outage in the Alta Sierra area has been reduced to 440 customers. Estimated time of restoration is 8:00 am.

June 14, 2022 at 6:47 PM Hwy 20 has reopened between Nevada City and Harmony Ridge Road.

June 14, 2022 at 3:32 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 113 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 17,090 cases since the start of the pandemic, 210 are active. Eight people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,709
18-292,644
30-393,119
40-492,499
50-643,331
65+2,784
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

June 14, 2022 at 2:58 PM Vehicles trying to get around the Hwy 20 closure are now blocking the roadway on Willow Valley Road at Genasci Road.

June 14, 2022 at 2:38 PM Per NCSO: The decedent from the motorcycle accident on Allison Ranch Rd (occurred yesterday) has been identified as Percival Jauregui, 39, Grass Valley.

June 14, 2022 at 12:00 PM Hard closure on Hwy 20 between Nevada Street and Harmony Ridge Road in both directions of travel for a gas tanker that partially went off the road. Expected reopening is 4:00 pm.

June 14, 2022 at 10:37 AM A large branch on northbound Hwy 49 near Combie Road is blocking the slow lane. Use caution in the area.

June 14, 2022 at 9:45 AM Reader report: A miniature horse or a small pony running loose on North Bloomfield Road between CA-49 and the “T” at the top of the hill. Traffic was having to slow down for it, but then the animal ran off into the side of the road.

June 14, 2022 at 9:03 AM Directly from the CHP log, a reported traffic hazard. No comment.

June 14, 2022 at 7:31 AM Units at scene report a 3 by 3 spot on Maywood Lane, locals have extinguished it. Canceling all incoming units with the exception of one engine.

June 14, 2022 at 7:24 AM Reported 50 by 50 fire on Maywood Lane at Lake Arthur Road in Placer Hills, between Applegate and Clipper Gap in Placer County. Caller reports structures threatened.

June 13, 2022 at 8:02 PM Allison Ranch will be closed to traffic. Emergency services are at scene of the motorcycle accident.

June 13, 2022 at 7:56 PM Accident, motorcycle down on Allison Ranch Road at Homeward Lane. Emergency services dispatched.

June 13, 2022 at 6:26 PM Units have located an RV east of Penn Valley Drive towards Smartsville, no fire at this time. One Penn Valley and one CAL FIRE engine to continue in for traffic control, all others can cancel.

June 13, 2022 at 6:22 PM Units have searched Hwy 20 in the Penn Valley Road area, nothing showing so far. No smoke visible on the camera.

June 13, 2022 at 6:16 PM Smoke seen from the engine compartment of a motorhome on Hwy 20 at Penn Valley Drive. Motorhome has pulled over, emergency services dispatched.

June 13, 2022 at 4:22 PM Units dispatched to check a possible burn pile on Shady Forest Lane off Meadow Drive in the Peardale area.

June 13, 2022 at 3:08 PM A bag of garbage on the Gold Flat on ramp of northbound Hwy 49 in Nevada City is causing a traffic hazard. Pack it in, pack it out!

June 13, 2022 at 2:47 PM Medical rescue, possible heat exhaustion, at Bridgeport being dispatched.

June 13, 2022 at 11:15 AM

June 13, 2022 at 7:11 AM Time for a refresher about those acronyms you hear when it comes to fires.

June 12, 2022 at 8:19 PM Not that easy to get a bus back on the flat(ter) road. Avoid Zion Street for now.

June 12, 2022 at 8:02 PM Zion Street in Nevada City. The area is called the Seven Hills District for a reason. Hope the bus gets unstuck.

June 12, 2022 at 5:43 PM Shortly after 9am this morning, Allyn Charpentier, previously wanted for several felony charges related to a violent incident in North San Juan was arrested without incident.

With the assistance of the Grass Valley Police Department, Charpentier was stopped while driving a stolen vehicle on Freeman Lane. Charpentier has been booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility.

June 12, 2022 at 12:07 PM The outage in and around Nevada City now has a restoration time of 2:00 pm.

June 12, 2022 at 8:44 AM Head on collision on the 11000 block of Lime Kiln Road, emergency services dispatched.

June 12, 2022 at 8:01 AM Power outage affecting 1,276 customers in the Nevada City area, crew has been assigned. Yesterday’s outage in the Penn Valley/ Rough and Ready area still affecting 353 customers. Crews are assigned to both outages.

June 11, 2022 at 10:24 PM Restoration time for the 1,790 customers our of power in the Penn Valley, Rough and Ready area has been pushed to 10:00 am tomorrow. Both circuits are have Enhanced Power Safety Settings (EPSS) enabled. These fast-trip safety measures deenergize portions or the totality of circuits affected past the initial hazard, leading to larger outages. Instead of trying to automatically reenergize lines (reclosing), and then causing more sparks, power stays off. Crews have to inspect the circuit before power can be restored.

June 11, 2022 at 9:25 PM Report of a bonfire on the south side of he river at Parks Bar bridge in Smartsville. Units dispatched.

June 11, 2022 at 7:18 PM 887 customers in the Rough and Ready, Lake Wildwood area are affected by the outage, estimated restoration time is 10:15 pm. Another outage affecting Penn Valley has 903 customers without power, estimated restoration time is 10:00 pm.

June 11, 2022 at 6:57 PM Power outage affecting customers in Lake Wildwood, Bitney Springs and Jones Bar areas. Working on getting number of customers affected and an estimated restoration time. Also, large outages (over 5,000 customers) in Eldorado Hills, 1,364 in the Folsom area, 703 in Yuba County along La Porte Road.

June 11, 2022 at 6:21 PM The Excessive Heat warning has been cancelled. Delta breeze developing this evening will allow temperatures to fall back into the 80’s and eventually 70’s through the evening.

June 11, 2022 at 2:42 PM Possible boat crash on Englebright Lake in the Narrows, possible injuries. Units dispatched.

June 11, 2022 at 1:30 PM All updates on the Brandie Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/brandie/

June 11, 2022 at 1:27 PM First unit at scene reports 5-10 acres, multiple vehicles involved, structures threatened. Requested 5 additional engines.

June 11, 2022 at 1:22 PM Reported vegetation fire, full wildland dispatch on order, on Brandie Drive in Loma Rica, Yuba County.

June 11, 2022 at 12:07 PM Power outage has been reduced to 71 customers who now might have utility power restored at 2:00 pm.

June 11, 2022 at 10:28 AM 599 customers still lout of power along Red Dog Road in Nevada City and Cascade Shores. Restoration time is now 11:30.

June 11, 2022 at 6:31 AM Power outage affecting 878 customers along Red Dog Road and Cascade Shores. Estimated time of restoration is still 9:00 am. Crews are patrolling the entire circuit.

June 10, 2022 at 11:35 PM Mop-up operations starting, resources will be committed for 1-2 hours.

June 10, 2022 at 11:28 PM Hutto IC is revising the acreage down to 1-2 acres, forward progress has been stopped.

June 10, 2022 at 11:23 PM Hutto IC reports approximately 2 acres at this time.

June 10, 2022 at 11:12 PM Structure threat on the Hutto Fire is being mitigated.

June 10, 2022 at 11:07 PM There are no evacuations at this point, firefighters are making good progress.

June 10, 2022 at 11:05 PM Units are at scene of the Hutto Fire.

June 10, 2022 at 10:54 PM Reported vegetation fire on Hutto Road near Patino Road, between Penn Valley and Smartsville, reported as a grass fire with possible threat to structures. Units dispatched.

June 10, 2022 at 9:30 PM The kid has been safely located.

June 10, 2022 at 9:20 PM Fire and law enforcement are looking for a 6-year old in the area of the Inn Town campground on New Mohawk Road in Nevada City.

June 10, 2022 at 8:47 PM Smoke check in the Penn Valley area, Poker Flat and Hwy 20. Units dispatched.

June 10, 2022 at 5:29 PM Another report of a dog panting in a car, this time on Sacramento Street in Nevada City. Here’s a reminder.

June 10, 2022 at 4:00 PM Vehicle vs hydrant across from the Best Western Hotel on Sutton Way. Water reportedly shooting in the air.

June 10, 2022 at 3:51 PM It’s hot, so the river is a big attraction. Multiple vehicles are parked on the 49’er bridge between Nevada City and North San Juan. Those parking fine tickets are expensive!

June 10, 2022 at 3:32 PM Blackberry bushes on fire in a backyard on Fruitland Road in Loma Rica, units dispatched.

June 10, 2022 at 3:27 PM The first update during the official canvass period has been posted. An additional 2,648 ballots have been counted.

June 10, 2022 at 2:32 PM Non-injury accident on northbound Hwy 49 at Smith Road, the roadway is clear.

June 10, 2022 at 2:30 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 87 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases (PCR test-confirmed) since last reported. Out of 16,979 cases since the start of the pandemic, 266 are active. Four people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,698
18-292,633
30-393,094
40-492,488
50-643,305
65+2,757
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

June 10, 2022 at 2:25 PM A tanker truck is blocking Dog Bar Road near the bridge, we almost made it through the week without a GPS app leading drivers astray.

June 10, 2022 at 12:26 PM Non-injury accident on Dog Bar Road near Carrie Drive in Alta Sierra.

June 10, 2022 at 11:38 AM In case the heat is getting to you, take a trip to any of the county libraries. Airconditioned, peaceful and full of books!

June 10, 2022 at 10:46 AM Heat persists through Saturday, elevated fire weather conditions for the valley today and early next week. Isolated thunderstorms on Sunday may lead to dangerous lightning activity and gusty winds, impacting outdoor activities.

June 9, 2022 at 4:33 PM Updates on the Park Fire in Bangor will be posted here.

June 9, 2022 at 4:24 PM Air Attack 230 is overhead. Tanker 88 and 89 are returning to Grass Valley for a reload. TNF Helicopter 514 arriving over the fire.

June 9, 2022 at 4:03 PM Fire in the Bangor area, Butte County. This will be the Park Fire. Reported as approximately 15 acres, grass and brush.

June 9, 2022 at 3:30 PM A statement by Gregory Diaz, Nevada County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters: “I have been informed our live stream is experiencing issues causing the live stream to stop. Because of the public’s reliance on our live stream along with the buggy performance, the live stream, for this election cycle will be discontinued at 5:00 PM today. The public always has the opportunity to come in our office as observers, during the hours we are processing ballots. The hours are posted on our website. I would like to thank members of the public, who brought this to my attention. Thank You.”

June 9, 2022 at 3:19 PM Final size for the now contained McCourtney incident is 0.21 acres and all resources will be committed approximately for 2 hours.

June 9, 2022 at 3:16 PM Air Attack 230 was over the small fire on McCourtney and has returned to Grass Valley Air Attack Base. Units at scene have the forward progress stopped.

June 9, 2022 at 3:14 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported vegetation fire on the 18000 block of McCourtney Road near Byers Lane.

June 9, 2022 at 8:42 AM Triple-digit heat today through Saturday, elevated Fire Weather Conditions Friday and early next week. High Risk for heat-related illnesses for pets, livestock, and much of the population, especially with extended outdoor exposure, and for those who are heat sensitive and/or without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration. Warm overnight lows Thursday and Friday night. Locally breezy north winds return to the Valley; strongest early next week. Gusty winds, dry fuels and low humidity may lead to easier fire starts.

June 9, 2022 at 8:10 AM The southbound lane of Hwy 174 is blocked by a car near Orchard Springs, emergency services are at scene for traffic control. Expect minor delays.

Leishman taking the oath of office administered by board president Seeley.

June 8, 2022 at 8:54 PM The Nevada Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Grass Valley resident Stephanie Leishman to fill the vacancy on the board of trustees. She will serve until November 2022 and must run for election to fill the remaining two years of the current term.

June 8, 2022 at 5:29 PM Helicopter 514 is reporting the smoke is equipment exhaust on Osborne Hill Road. They are returning to White Cloud, Air Attack 230 returning to Grass Valley Air Attack Base.

June 8, 2022 at 5:24 PM Helicopter 514 on their way back to White Cloud reports some dark smoke in the Chicago Park area, could be equipment working under a dense canopy. Coordinates shared with dispatch.

June 8, 2022 at 5:20 PM Final size for the Garden fire is 2.6 acres. Resources will be committed for approximately 2 hours.

June 8, 2022 at 5:16 PM All aircraft released from the Garden incident. IC wants a water tender to continue in, will release some resources shortly. Dispatch responds no water tender available in the area, they’ll source one from further away.

June 8, 2022 at 5:00 PM Garden IC reports the tankers have made good progress. Fire is holding at approximately 3 acres. All ground resources to continue in for mop-up.

June 8, 2022 at 4:54 PM Garden Fire is estimated at 3-5 acres by Air Attack. There is retardant around half of the fire. The structure threat has been mitigated. Firefighters to access the fire via Big Hill Road.

June 8, 2022 at 4:52 PM Forward progress of the Oak Fire has been stopped, firefighters are starting mop-up.

June 8, 2022 at 4:46 PM Garden fire is approximately 3 acres.

June 8, 2022 at 4:43 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Oak fire, there is no threat to structures at this time. Aircraft with the exception of the helicopter will go to the new fire on Garden Bar.

June 8, 2022 at 4:41 PM Garden Fire is estimated at 1 acre in grass and oak woodland.

June 8, 2022 at 4:38 PM Evacuation advisory for the Kimberly Road area in Loma Rica on the Oak Fire.

June 8, 2022 at 4:35 PM New start in the Garden Bar area, immediate threat to structures.

June 8, 2022 at 4:31 PM Oak Air Attack is requesting one additional tanker to respond.

June 8, 2022 at 4:27 PM Units are arriving at scene of the Oak reporting 1-2 acres burning in oak and grass woodlands. Moderate rate of spread.

June 8, 2022 at 4:23 PM Air Attack 230 has lifted off Grass Valley, TNF Helicopter 514 from White Cloud and Tanker 89 have been dispatched as well.

June 8, 2022 at 4:15 PM Reported vegetation fire on Big Oak Lane and Marysville Road in Loma Rica, full wildland dispatch on order.

June 8, 2022 at 3:29 PM Stone IC is canceling all resources with the exception of two engines that will remain in the area for a few minutes. Aircraft overhead will use the call to train for approximately 5 minutes – fixed wing and helicopter coordination.

June 8, 2022 at 3:27 PM Air Attack 230 reports no visible smoke in the area.

June 8, 2022 at 3:24 PM Air Attack 230 is overhead, ground resources report they searched the whole area, no vegetation fire located. Initial caller who reported the fire called back, only the backhoe is on fire, no extension to the vegetation.

June 8, 2022 at 3:21 PM Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 have lifted and are heading to the reported Stone incident in the Higgins area.

June 8, 2022 at 3:19 PM Higgins Fire and CAL FIRE units are in the area attempting to locate.

June 8, 2022 at 3:16 PM Access to the reported fire could be off Countryside and Sweet Road. The report is very vague, nothing showing on the cameras yet.

June 8, 2022 at 3:14 PM Caller with very spotty reception called in a backhoe on fire on a trail above the Bear River and the Auburn Golf Course. Full wildland dispatch on order.

June 8, 2022 at 2:30 PM Head on collision on Hwy 20 just west of Casci Road, emergency services dispatched.

June 8, 2022 at 1:49 PM Reported grass on fire after moving on Hitch Valley in Lake Wildwood. Fire has been contained, apologies for the late report.

June 8, 2022 at 9:25 AM Approximately 63 acres of prescribed burning is scheduled for June 8th, 2022 on Beale Air Force Base at the Small arms Range (EOD). Smoke will be visible in surrounding communities on June 8, 2022 from 1000-1500.

June 8, 2022 at 7:46 AM Tommyknocker Court is still blocked by a tree that fell in the night. Reportedly a large tree, now adorned with caution tape and awaiting removal.

June 8, 2022 at 2:01 AM Traffic hazard on New Rome Road at Tommyknocker Court, roadway is blocked. Public Works has been notified.

June 7, 2022 We will post live election results, starting shortly after 8:00 pm (close of polls) on our live election post.

June 7, 2022 at 8:03 PM Power outage affecting 968 customers in the Alta Sierra Estates area, estimated time of restoration is 11:00 pm. Trouble crew is on site and a reader reports a blown transformer.

June 7, 2022 at 4:24 PM Update from Waste Management: Hazardous Household Waste Section will now be OPEN as of Wednesday the 8th of June. Staffing has returned to normal levels.

June 7, 2022 at 4:21 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 185 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 16,894 cases since the start of the pandemic, 204 are active. Five people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,687
18-292,618
30-393,084
40-492,475
50-643,283
65+2,743
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

June 7, 2022 at 10:13 AM Approximately 55 acres of prescribed burning is scheduled for June 7th, 2022 on Beale Air Force Base. Smoke will be visible in surrounding communities on June 7th, 2022 from 1030-1400.

June 7, 2022 at 10:06 AM Triple Digit Heat Thursday – Saturday, elevated fire weather concerns Friday & Monday. High Risk for heat-related illnesses for pets, livestock, and much of the population, especially with extended outdoor exposure, and for those who are heat sensitive and/or without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration. Warm overnight lows Thursday and Friday night. Gusty winds, dry fuels and low humidity may lead to easier fire starts on Friday and Monday.

June 7, 2022 at 7:00 AM The polls are now open until 8:00 pm. As of last night, 20,036 (27%) out of 74,819 ballots had been returned.

June 6, 2022 at 9:01 PM Overturned car, off the roadway on Banner Quaker Hill Road at Red Dog Road. Emergency services at scene,

June 6, 2022 at 8:13 PM A down tree is partially sticking over the fogline on eastbound Idaho-Maryland Road just west of Banner Lava Cap Road. Use caution, the sneaky tree is on a blind corner.

June 6, 2022 at 4:10 PM The Bureau of Land Management Mother Lode Field Office has issued seasonal fire restrictions effective Monday, June 6, for all BLM-managed public lands in Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Yuba counties. Seasonal fire restrictions are in addition to the BLM year-round statewide fire prevention order and will remain in effect until further notice.

June 6, 2022 at 3:34 PM Mowing causes grass fire on Fleming Road in Thermolands, units dispatched.

June 6, 2022 at 3:28 PM Small grass fire on Buffalo Road in North Auburn, units dispatched.

June 6, 2022 at 3:13 PM The power outage affecting 97 customers along Wolf Creek Road and Tiger Trail was caused by an equipment issue. New estimated time of restoration is June 7, 1at approximately 1:45 am.

June 6, 2022 at 2:41 PM Beale AFB Fire Department has completed all 236 acres of the prescribed burn.

June 6, 2022 at 12:19 PM Thanks to reader Rich for the heads up. 97 customers affected by a power outage along Wolf Creek Road and Tiger Trail. Estimated restoration time is 2:15 pm.

June 6, 2022 at 9:01 AM Approximately 243 acres of prescribed burning is scheduled for June 6th, 2022 on Beale Air Force Base at the Explosive Ordinance Range (EOD). Smoke will be visible in surrounding communities on June 6, 2022 from 1000-1400.

June 6, 2022 at 8:46 AM Non-injury accident on Hwy 49 at Lime Kiln Road. The roadway is clear.

June 6, 2022 at 8:24 AM Triple Digit Heat Thursday – Saturday. High Risk for heat-related illnesses for pets, livestock, and much of the population, especially with extended outdoor exposure, and for those who are heat sensitive and/or without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration. Warm overnight lows Thursday and Friday night.

June 6, 2022 at 7:19 AM If you haven’t mailed your ballot for tomorrow’s election, here is the list of vote center locations in Nevada County.

11-Day Vote Centers

NameAddressHours
Eric Rood Administration CenterProvidence Mine Conference Room 950 Maidu Ave. Nevada City CA 95959May 28th to June 6th 8am-5pm
Election Day, June 7th 7am-8pm
Truckee Town Hall– Upstairs Board Chambers10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee CA 96161May 28th to June 6th 8am-5pm
Election Day, June 7th7am-8pm

4-Day Vote Centers

Name AddressHours
Gold Miners Inn–Ballroom121 Bank Street, Grass Valley CA 95945June 4th to June 6:8am – 5pm
Election Day, June 7:7am – 8pm
Peace Lutheran Church—Classroom 5828 W Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 June 4th to June 6:8am – 5pm
Election Day, June 7:7am – 8pm
Nevada County Fairgrounds—Main Event Hall 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley CA 95949June 4th to June 6:8am – 5pm
Election Day, June 7:7am – 8pm
Higgins Lions Community Center22490 E Hacienda Drive, Grass Valley CA 95949June 4th to June 6:8am – 5pm
Election Day, June 7:7am – 8pm
Western Gateway Park—Buttermaker’s Cottage 18560 Penn Valley Drive, Penn Valley, CA 95946June 4th to June 6:8am – 5pm
Election Day, June 7:7am – 8pm
Truckee Donner Public Utility District11570 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161 June 4th to June 6:8am – 5pm
Election Day, June 7:7am – 8pm

1-Day Vote Center

NameAddressHours
North San Juan Community Center29190 State Highway 49 NSJ., CA 95960Election Day Only Tuesday, June 7: 7am – 8pm

All Locations are ADA Accessible.

June 6, 2022 at 6:46 AM Deer Creek Southside FireWise cleanup makes a big dent in ongoing problem. Cleanup exposes magnitude of camps, fire rings and fuel loading in high fire danger zone just outside downtown Nevada City. On Saturday, twenty-two volunteers showed up, including Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement (HOME) Team Supervisor Kristen Glanz. Charlie Faber (C&D Contractors), supplied 4 employees, heavy machinery, and an end dump to haul away garbage. Waste Management donated a 40 cubic yard dumpster. Approximately 70 yards of garbage were hauled out. But there’s much more to be done.

June 5, 2022 at 6:01 PM Units in the area have located a small roadside spot. One engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

June 5, 2022 at 5:51 PM Report of a possible burn pile, Crows Nest Lane off Hilltop Road in Penn Valley. Units dispatched.

June 5, 2022 at 2:49 PM Vehicle into an embankment on Hwy 174 at Old Grass valley Road. No injuries reported, roadway is partially blocked.

June 5, 2022 at 1:19 PM Accident on Hwy 174 near Foster Road in Grass Valley, northbound lanes are blocked.

June 5, 2022 at 1:00 PM Overturned vehicle, car is on its roof, on Brewer Road at Nancy Way in Alta Sierra, emergency services dispatched, roadway is blocked. Accident is distinct from the one listed below.

June 5, 2022 at 12:04 PM Vehicle vs embankment on Brewer Road near Nancy Way in Alta Sierra. The roadway is clear.

June 5, 2022 at 11:36 AM Roadway partially blocked on Red Dog Road near Chalk Bluff Road.

June 5, 2022 at 9:25 AM Accident on northbound Hwy 49 near the Idaho-Maryland off ramp. Emergency services dispatched.

June 3, 2022 at 6:44 PM WM update: Due to a staffing shortage this weekend, the Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off will be closed. We appreciate your patience with this, and any service delays in the other areas of McCourtney Road Transfer Station on June 4th and 5th.

June 3, 2022 at 4:43 PM A car with a flat tire is partially in the roadway on Hwy 174 at Rollins Lake Road. Driver is changing the tire, please use caution in the area and reduce your speed.

June 3, 2022 at 3:45 PM The Sierraville Firewise Community is hosting a FREE Chipping day on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at the Rodeo Grounds in Sierraville. To participate, send an email to mikeblide@gmail.com with a request to have either a morning or afternoon time slot to bring your material to be chipped. He will then reach out with some guidelines and a specific time slot.

June 3, 2022 at 2:55 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 48 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 16,713 cases since the start of the pandemic, 240 are active. Three people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,662
18-292,595
30-393,057
40-492,446
50-643,239
65+2,710
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

June 3, 2022 at 2:50 PM Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital President and CEO, Dr. Scott Neeley raises the Pride Flag on June 1st.

June 3, 2022 at 1:41 PM Engine compartment fire, Hwy 20 at Pleasant Valley Drive. PG&E truck stopped and assisted with fire extinguisher.

June 3, 2022 at 11:59 AM Mooney IC requests one Penn Valley engine and one water tender to continue in. That will be enough with the resources at scene. Forward progress is stopped.

June 3, 2022 at 11:56 AM First unit at scene on Mooney Flat reports a roadside spot, less than 1/8th of an acre, all units to continue in.

June 3, 2022 at 11:51 AM Reported vegetation fire on Mooney Flat Road and Deer Creek road, units dispatched. 30 by 30 spot, according to the caller.

June 3, 2022 at 11:38 AM Court petition against Nevada County Elections Office dismissed. Pruett alleged candidate Natalie Adona, the current Assistant Clerk-Recorder and candidate to succeed Diaz, did not pay the required filing fee, because the line item didn’t appear on her campaign committee finance filing (Form 460.) In court, Nevada County’s attorneys provided proof Adona paid her filing fee. Pruett was given the option by the judge to withdraw his petition or to have it denied. He withdrew the petition, the court dismissed the case.

June 3, 2022 at 11:37 AM Isolated thunderstorms Sunday followed by triple-digit heat late next week. Cooling trend spread inland today and persists through the weekend. Chance of rain across much of the region over the weekend. Isolated thunderstorms may lead to dangerous lightning activity and gusty winds, impacting outdoor activities. Widespread triple digit temperatures with moderate Heat Risk late next week.

June 3, 2022 at 8:39 AM Non-injury accident on Banner Lava Cap Road near Pittsburg Mine Road. The roadway is partially blocked.

June 2, 2022 at 3:51 PM Engines at scene have contained the small spot on Voyager Way.

June 2, 2022 at 3:47 PM Air Attack 230 is releasing Tanker 88 back to Grass Valley. All incoming units are being canceled.

June 2, 2022 at 3:45 PM Caller reports seeing smoke on a neighboring property on Voyager Way in the Big Oak Valley area. Full wildland dispatch on order.

June 2, 2022 at 11:51 AM West IC is reporting the fire is contained. Canceling aircraft and most of the incoming resources.

June 2, 2022 at 11:48 AM Firefighters are requesting access through the Doolittle Gate at Beale AFB.

June 2, 2022 at 11:44 AM Report of a column of white smoke in the area of Camp Far West Road near Spenceville Road, south of Beale AFB. Full wildland dispatch on order. This will be the West incident.

June 2, 2022 at 9:56 AM Yes, those were four U.S. fighter jets training over Nevada County. Not an invasion.

June 2, 2022 at 9:27 AM Wet and cool weather this weekend. Today, another day of warm temperatures is in store for interior NorCal. Widespread rain is forecast this weekend with heaviest rain expected over the northern Sacramento Valley, mountains, & foothills north of Highway 50.

June 2, 2022 at 8:19 AM At the request of local law enforcement, NID will temporarily lower the boating speed limit on Scotts Flat Lake to 5 miles per hour. Editor’s note: This is to facilitate an SAR operation in progress.

June 1, 2022 at 3:53 PM Spenceville IC reports the fire is contained. Canceling most incoming resources, including aircraft.

June 1, 2022 at 3:52 PM Air Attack is over the Spenceville incident, assuming Spenceville Air Attack. Ground resources are at scene, making access via Waldo Road. They are making good progress.

June 1, 2022 at 3:48 PM Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 have lifted from Grass Valley Air Attack Base for the Spenceville Fire.

June 1, 2022 at 3:44 PM Vegetation fire in the Spenceville Road area, Wheatland. Full wildland dispatch on order.

June 1, 2022 at 3:38 PM Two trash cans rolling around in the roadway on westbound Hwy 20 at Penn Valley Drive. Dancing with the Cars, PV edition?

June 1, 2022 at 2:04 PM There is a CHP helicopter over Scotts Flat Lake, there is no fire.

June 1, 2022 at 2:03 PM Accident on southbound Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive.

June 1, 2022 at 12:50 PM The North Ops (Northern California) Predictive services forecast calls for Significant Fire Potential starts with Above Normal during June for elevations below 5500. It should be mentioned that acute and flammable fuel anomalies exist across the Tahoe, Eldorado and 6 Rivers N.F due to widespread blow-down from winter storms during December. Beetle or drought caused tree mortality is also a concern across the forests due to the multi-year significant drought.

June 1, 2022 at 11:40 AM The prescribed burn at Beale AFB has been completed – all 108 acres were treated.

June 1, 2022 at 11:00 AM Truckee Fire Department update: All backyard type Campfires and Charcoal BBQ’s are banned in the Truckee area. This is a regional ban that will continue through November, when we get significant moisture.

  • Gas BBQ’s and gas fire pits are allowed.
  • Designated campgrounds are exempt.
  • Report illegal campfires by calling 911

More details: https://www.truckeefire.org/fire-ban

Additionally, CalFire has suspended all residential debris burning permits for the season.

June 1, 2022 at 9:35 AM The prescribed burn at Beale is underway.

June 1, 2022 at 8:18 AM Power has been restored in the Camp Far West area.

June 1, 2022 at 7:17 AM Heads up and no need to report the smoke coming from Beale today. Beale Fire Department & Beale Wildland Fire Support Module will be conducting a Prescribed Fire on Beale Air Force Base. Approximately 108 acres of prescribed burning is scheduled for June 1st, 2022 on Beale Air Force Base at the Heavy Range (M-60). Smoke will be visible in surrounding communities on June 1, 2022 from 0900-1400

June 1, 2022 at 7:08 AM Power outage affecting 431 customers along McCourtney Road and Gladding Road in the Camp Far West area in Placer County. Trouble crew is at scene, estimated time of restoration is 8:30 am.

June 1, 2022 at 6:57 AM Last month’s log can be found here.