Happening Now – July 2018

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July 31, 2018 at 9:07 PM

July 31, 2018 at 6:20 PM High potential on a grass fire at the Sutter Buttes. Air Attack over the fire states a few hundred acres in grass, communications equipment threatened.

July 31, 2018 at 4:54 PM All units still en route to the Stagecoach incident are being canceled.

July 31, 2018 at 4:45 PM Forward progress of the fire has been stopped. One engine to continue in, all others can continue code 2.

July 31, 2018 at 4:39 PM First unit at scene on Stagecoach reports multiple spots in the grass on both sides of the road. All units to continue in.

July 31, 2018 at 4:36 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire on Stagecoach Way and Rough&Ready Hwy. Full wildland dispatch en route.

July 31, 2018 at 3:57 PM Westbound 80 Full Closure. Traffic being turned at Gold Ranch Rd in Nevada State. Expected to end at 11:01pm Jul 31, 2018

July 31, 2018 at 3:54 PM Accident on Hwy 49/Hwy 174 at the Bennett Street off ramp. Emergency services on scene.

July 31, 2018 at 3:37 PM Advisory: One lane closed on Hwy 80 westbound near Floriston due to Big rig rollover. Expect delays returning from Reno

July 31, 2018 at 12:48 PM All aircraft has been released from the North incident. Tanker 89 is flying proficiency training  – there is currently no active fire in Nevada County.

July 31, 2018 at 12:32 PM Additional engines, handcrews and aircraft en route to the North incident.

July 31, 2018 at 12:09 PM Vegetation fire, caused by a mower, on the 4000 block of North Forty Road in the Lincoln area. Engines en route.

July 31, 2018 at 11:47 AM With all the morning updates finally in, here’s a rundown of current large active fires:

Carr, French Gulch, Shasta County – 110,154 acres and 27% contained.
Mendocino Complex, Mendocino and Lake counties – 74,408 acres and 12% contained.
Ferguson, near El Portal, Mariposa County – 57,846 acres and 33% contained.
Whaleback, Eagle Lake, Lassen County – 16,100 acres and 32% contained.
Cranston, Riverside County – 13,139 acres and 82% contained.
Perry, Pyramid Lake, Nevada – 42,399 acres and 15% contained.

Real-time updates: https://yubanet.com/Fires/

July 31, 2018 at 11:03 AM Smoky Conditions Continue. Hot and dry conditions continue through the week. Light winds will result in abundance of smoke from wildfires across the region. The smoke is limiting the daytime high temperatures, resulting in poor air quality. There will be an increase in terrain-driven winds off the Coastal Range impacting the Carr fire and Mendocino complex in the afternoon and evening. Similar conditions are expected through Wednesday. Cooling trend this weekend into early next week.

July 30, 2018 at 5:17 PM Air Attack 17 is leaving the Garden incident and returning to Grass Valley Air Attack Base. Firefighters are in the mop-up phase and will be on scene for a couple hours.

July 30, 2018 at 5:03 PM Garden Air Attack is releasing Helicopter 514 back to White Cloud.

July 30, 2018 at 4:52 PM Good progress on the wildland extension of the Garden Fire.

July 30, 2018 at 4:43 PM Garden IC says they can handle with 5 engines and 3 water tenders. Some of the resources still en route are being canceled.

July 30, 2018 at 4:41 PM Garden Air Attack is releasing Tanker 82 and 93, firefighters on the ground are making good progress.

July 30, 2018 at 4:30 PM Air Attack via Garden IC reports 1/2 to 3/4-acre extension to the wildland. Burning at a slow rate of spread.

July 30, 2018 at 4:26 PM Placer hand crew is at scene of the Garden incident.

Photo courtesy Evan Riffey

July 30, 2018 at 4:22 PM Air Attack 17 is en route, with Helicopter 514 coming from White Cloud. 2 air tankers are on order. Incident Commander is requesting 2 additional water tenders and more wildland engines.

July 30, 2018 at 4:18 PM Better location is on Countryside Ranch Road off Garden Bar Road, Incident Commander reports the 2,500-sq ft home is about 30% involved.

July 30, 2018 at 4:14 PM Column of black smoke, possibly a structure fire with extension to the wildland, on the 13000 block of Garden Bar Road, near Double B Ranch in the Higgins area. Full wildland dispatch en route.

July 30, 2018 at 12:17 PM Confirmed false alert on Placer Hills Road. All units are returning to their respective stations.

July 30, 2018 at 12:16 PM Fire engines are in the area of Placer Hills Road, made a thorough check and report no column or fire. They’ll continue to check for a while.

July 30, 2018 at 12:07 PM Possible vegetation fire, white column of smoke reported, on the 21000 block of Placer Hills Road at West Weimar Cross in Placer County. Engines en route.

July 30, 2018 at 11:12 AM RuffPack needs help: Volunteers are desperately needed to help pick up, package, and deliver pet food to the Redding Fire. We will be bagging food and loading supplies tonight at 6pm off Pitcairn Lane in Nevada City. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Nicole at 530-288-5004 or 530-329-5561

Donations can be dropped off at Petco in Grass Valley or Petsmart in Auburn. Please let them know it is for Ruff Pack Refuge.

Monetary donations are needed for emergency medical relief and transportation costs. Donations can be made at www.ruffpack.org or paypal.me/TheRuffPack

July 30, 2018 at 7:35 AM Smoke keeps temperatures down – air quality deteriorating.

July 29, 2018 at 11:59 AM Smoky conditions will continue through Monday at least. Smoke will help to keep daytime temperatures cooler the next couple of days. Then a gradual decrease in high temperatures is expected next week but temperatures are expected to remain a little above average.

July 28, 2018 at 5:16 PM

July 28, 2018 at 5:05 PM Fire activity has greatly diminished, per Air Attack on the Bell incident.

July 28, 2018 at 4:50 PM Bell Air Attack is releasing the inbound tanker, firefighters on the ground are making great progress. Helicopter 514 is also being released.

July 28, 2018 at 4:43 PM

July 28, 2018 at 4:42 PM Firefighters have confined the fire on Bell Road to the structure. Two small vegetation spots have been extinguished by locals.

July 28, 2018 at 4:33 PM Air Attack is over the Bell fire, reporting extension to the vegetation is limited to the immediate vicinity of the structure fire, no spotting at this time.

July 28, 2018 at 4:22 PM PCSO is initiating evacuations in the immediate vicinity of the fire on Bell Road.

July 28, 2018 at 4:19 PM Augmented dispatch for the structure fire on Bell Road. Fire has spread into the wildland. Aircraft en route.

July 28, 2018 at 4:12 PM Residential structure fire on Bell Road, numerous units en route.

July 28, 2018 at 2:17 PM Approximately 50 cars parked partially over the fog line at the 49’er Bridge on Hwy 49. Firefighters and equipment are trying to get to the Carr Fire – they have to wait for vehicles to pass before they can get through.

July 28, 2018 at 1:42 PM Overturned vehicle with a person trapped inside, extrication required. The accident happened on East Catlett Road at South Brewer in Auburn. Emergency services en route.

July 28, 2018 at 12:23 PM A Red Flag Warning is in effect for portions of western Shasta County, where very dry and hot conditions continue. Abundance of Smoke from the Carr Wildfire is helping to limit the daytime high temperatures but is resulting in poor air quality. Similar daytime high temperatures and smoke conditions are expected on Sunday.

July 27, 2018 at 5:14 PM North San Juan Fire Protection District sent Engine 6162 and three firefighters to the Cranston Fire.

July 27, 2018 at 4:56 PM

The debris has been moved from the lanes on Hwy 49 and scheduled for removal by CALTRANS at a later date

July 27, 2018 at 4:02 PM

July 27, 2018 at 1:05 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported vegetation fire on Boulder Road across of Walden Woods Way in south Placer County.

July 27, 2018 at 11:19 AM

July 27, 2018 at 10:10 AM

July 27, 2018 at 9:57 AM Smoke check on Wheeler Acres Road for a possible illegal debris pile. Units en route.

July 27, 2018 at 9:13 AM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Colfax area have reached: 136 AQI (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups) on Friday, July 27.

PM2.5 AQI 101-150 People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children are the groups most at risk, especially when they are physically active. There is an increased likelihood of respiratory symptoms in sensitive individuals, and aggravation of heart or lung disease and premature mortality in persons with cardiopulmonary disease and the elderly. U.S. EPA cautions that “people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.” ‘Prolonged’ generally means four or more hours with short rest periods. ‘Heavy exertion’ is that which would increase the resting breathing rate four fold or greater. You can reduce exposure to particulate material by: – Reducing the intensity and duration of your outdoor activities – Postponing outdoor activities to days when particulate levels are lower

July 27, 2018 at 9:07 AM Small roadside spot in front of Subaru dealership on Marguerite Mine Road and Hwy 49 in Auburn. Units at scene.

July 27, 2018 at 8:55 AM Dangerous heat is going to continue across NorCal on Friday. Excessive heat continues through Friday for the northern Sacramento valley and surrounding foothills and portions of the northern San Joaquin valley.

July 26, 2018 at 7:42 PM Smoke from the Carr Fire near Redding will settle in the area tonight. Expect to smell smoke.

July 26, 2018 at 7:41 PM

July 26, 2018 at 11:59 AM Reported vegetation fire on Fiddyment Road near Moore Road in Placer County. Units en route.

July 26, 2018 at 9:47 AM Double fatality on westbound I-80 at Gold Run.

July 26, 2018 at 7:37 AM Solo vehicle accident on Dog Bar Road at Feather Lane.

July 26, 2018 at 7:19 AM Dangerous heat is going to continue across NorCal on Thursday and Friday. Very dangerous heat expected through Friday for interior Northern California. The hottest locations for high heat will be the northern and central Sacramento Valley where an Excessive Heat Warning is posted. This means that some people can be seriously affected by the heat if precautions are not taken.

July 25, 2018 at 6:49 PM Vegetation fire, started by mowing, on Oak Tree Lane in south Placer County. Full wildland dispatch en route to the 1/4 acre fire.

July 25, 2018 at 4:41 PM Medical rescue underway 2 miles down on Stevens Trail near Colfax.

July 25, 2018 at 2:50 PM Tanker 89, currently doing loops in the Yuba River canyon, is training after being released from the Newcastle incident. It will likely drop some retardant at a designated drop point before returning to Grass Valley. There is no fire in the canyon at this time.

July 25, 2018 at 2:20 PM Forward progress of the Newcastle fire has been stopped. Most resources dispatched are being canceled.

July 25, 2018 at 2:12 PM The slow lane on eastbound I-80 at Newcastle is being shut down due to the grass fire.

July 25, 2018 at 2:07 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported grass fire, on eastbound I-80 and Newcastle. Reported to be the size of a car.

July 25, 2018 at 10:39 AM Single report of a person using a blowtorch to kill weeds on Crestline Drive in Foresthill. Several engines en route.

July 25, 2018 at 9:55 AM Excessive Heat Warning now into effect until late Friday. Strong high pressure will result in hot temperatures across much of Interior Northern California this week. Heat expected to continue through Friday. Not as hot temperatures for the weekend into next week, but still 5-10 degrees above normal.

July 25, 2018 at 9:45 AM The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect until 8 PM Friday. The Heat Advisory is no longer in effect.

July 25, 2018 at 12:23 AM Units on scene at the Long incident are able to handle. All incoming resources can cancel and return to their respective stations.

July 25, 2018 at 12:13 AM Update on the Long Fire, fire is confined to the garage, no extension to the wildland.

July 25, 2018 at 12:09 AM First units are arriving on scene, reporting the fire appears to be contained in a detached garage only. All units are to continue in to the incident.

July 24, 2018 at 11:56 PM Residential structure fire with wildland involved, on Long Valley Road in Penn Valley. Reported as a garage on fire, units en route.

July 24, 2018 at 8:36 PM

July 24, 2018 at 2:26 PM Alpine incident: Single tree on fire with minimal extension to the ground (less than 1/4 acre), in timber understory, low growth potential. AA17 first on scene. E-73, Helicopter 514, BR-51 and Engine-371 to the fire. Lightning-caused fire.

July 24, 2018 at 12:46 PM Smoke check in the Alpine Meadows area. Tahoe engines en route.

July 24, 2018 at 12:28 PM Quail IC reports the fire fully contained.

July 24, 2018 at 12:13 PM Quail IC is requesting PG&E to the incident. Units on scene are sufficient to handle.

July 24, 2018 at 12:10 PM Units have arrived at scene on Quail Alley.

July 24, 2018 at 11:56 AM Report of a residential structure fire on Quail Alley in Rough&Ready. Numerous engines en route.

July 24, 2018 at 9:31 AM Areas of smoke and haze possible for foothills and mountains, according to the latest National Weather Service Sacramento update.

July 24, 2018 at 7:16 AM Very hot through Thursday with a chance of thunderstorms in the northern Sierra. High pressure over the southwest U.S. will bring hot temperatures to Northern California over the next few says. A heat advisory is in affect for the central valley and foothills for areas outside the delta influence.

July 23, 2018 at 8:01 AM No relief from the heat in sight, quite the contrary. Things will be heating up this week. A Heat Advisory will go into effect Tuesday afternoon.

July 22, 2018 at 5:50 PM First unit at scene at the Penny incident reports a spot well within the retardant and dozer lines. Continue one engine, no other resources needed.

July 22, 2018 at 5:38 PM Recommitting engines and water tenders to the Penny incident in Browns Valley. Lookout reports smoke in that area with a slow build on the column.

July 22, 2018 at 5:10 PM At 5:06 PM PDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area.Up to one inch of rain has already fallen.Some locations that will experience flooding include: Prosser Creek Reservoir, Stampede Reservoir, Boca Reservoir, Kings Beach, Glenshire-Devonshire Cdp, Northstar, Hirschdale, Dog Valley, Floriston, Truckee, Northstar Ski Area, Lakeside Campground,Glenshire-Devonshire, Boca Rest Campground, Logger Campground, Us395. At Sierra-Lassen Co Line, Alpine Meadows Campground, Hobart Mills, Tahoe Vista and Boca Campground. Interstate 80 and Highway 267 are also impacted by the heavy rainfall. Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.

July 22, 2018 at 5:08 PM CA-MDF Battle Fire: 35 acres grass, 0% contained. Fire is located 4 miles North of Tionesta. Fire is burning with a high rate of spread and is threatening 500kV powerlines.
CA-SCU Country Fire: 300 acres grass, 40% contained. Fire is located near Country Club Rd. in Milpitas. There is a threat to structures and evacuations are in place. 230kV powerlines are threatened.

July 22, 2018 at 2:14 PM No fire reported to fire services on Hwy 49 at Drunken Miners. Probably meant the Babbitt Fire.

July 22, 2018 at 2:03 PM All aircraft released from the Babbitt Fire, helicopter caught it. Crew in route for mop-up. Hats off to Sierra City Volunteers and Downieville water tender. [added to give credit where credit is due]

July 22, 2018 at 1:58 PM Air Attack 17 over the reported Babbitt fire east of Bassetts, just off Hwy 49. Helicopter is inbound, ground resources are arriving.

July 22, 2018 at 1:49 PM One unit at scene of Hwy 49 reports a 40 by 40 spot (Babbitt).

July 22, 2018 at 1:42 PM Reported vegetation fire near Babbitt, units en route.

July 22, 2018 at 1:32 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Hwy 49 at Drunken Miners Road, near the Middle Yuba between North San Juan and Camptonville. Reported on CHP log only.

July 22, 2018 at 1:07 PM TNF Helicopter 514 is loading the crew now, Air Attack 230 has been released from the Penny Fire.

July 22, 2018 at 1:04 PM Ophir Hill Fire en route to check a debris burn, reported as a burn pile in a back yard with flames visible, on Copper Drive

July 22, 2018 at 12:49 PM Tanker 89 has been released from the Penny Fire. Returning to Grass Valley with a full load.

July 22, 2018 at 12:41 PM Penny Air Attack is releasing Tanker 88 back to Grass Valley. Tanker 89 will remain in orbit for another 10 minutes.

July 22, 2018 at 12:33 PM Forward progress of the fire has been stopped. All resources will be committed for 4 hours. One additional water tender requested by the IC.

July 22, 2018 at 12:26 PM Firefighters are making progress on the hoselay, tankers will remain in orbit for now. The left flank is still active as well as the three spot fires being worked by numerous resources, according to Air Attack 230.

Photo AA 230

July 22, 2018 at 12:23 PM One more tanker drop to reinforce the retardant lines. TNF Helicopter 514 waiting for the second drop before working the spot fires. Fire is now estimated at 4-5 acres.

July 22, 2018 at 12:18 PM Air Attack is bringing both tankers back as a precautionary measure. The forward progress of the fire has been slowed. Still some spots outside the retardant lines.

July 22, 2018 at 12:17 PM Small spot outside the lines is being picked up by ground resources and the helicopter.

July 22, 2018 at 12:09 PM Tankers are making progress putting retardant lines on the flanks. Helicopter is overhead doing bucketwork.

July 22, 2018 at 11:59 AM The fire is making a good run to the east, additional engines and another crew requested by the IC.

July 22, 2018 at 11:58 AM Air Attack 230 is requesting a second tanker to the Penny Fire.

July 22, 2018 at 11:52 AM First unit at scene reports 1-2 acres on Penny Way in Browns Valley burning at a slow rate of spread, in grass and oak woodland.

July 22, 2018 at 11:46 AM Full wildland dispatch to a fire, building column visible to the caller, in the vicinity of Therese Trail and Penny Way, Lome Rica FD area. Possibly under the power lines.

July 22, 2018 at 11:42 AM Reported vegetation fire near Pine Street and Cottonwood in Truckee. Numerous engines en route.

July 22, 2018 at 10:13 AM Smoke report from the Banner Mountain lookout, small up and down smoke, in the area of Greenhorn Access Road. Peardale-Chicago Park engines en route.

July 22, 2018 at 9:08 AM Near normal temperatures continue through the weekend, but temperatures are expected to trend upward through mid-week. High temperatures by mid-week for the northern Sacramento Valley and surrounding foothills are expected to be similar to what was seen with the heat event last week. A Delta breeze should bring some relief to the Delta, southern Sacramento and northern San Joaquin valleys, though, while Valley areas further to the north could see temperatures peaking up to around 108. Isolated thunderstorms are possible for mountain areas into early this week. Smoke and haze continue to be an issue for areas near the Ferguson fire, especially for the Sierra Mountains and foothills south of Interstate 80.

July 22, 2018 at 8:55 AM

July 21, 2018 at 12:57 PM Eldorado NF firefighters are responding to a fire in the Sand Mountain area on the Georgetown District.

July 20, 2018 at 6:52 PM Vehicle fire on the 13300 block of Dog Bar Road. A flat tire started a small vegetation fire which is now extinguished. Emergency services on scene.

July 20, 2018 at 5:29 PM Report of a new spot on Schoener Lane, close to the previously reported fire. Units en route to take care of the 10 by 10 spot.

July 20, 2018 at 3:14 PM Vehicle into the center divide on southbound Hwy 49 just south of Dorsey. Emergency services on scene.

July 20, 2018 at 2:58 PM Medical rescue two miles up the trail at Scotts Flat, for a mountain bike accident near Scotts Flat Road.

July 20, 2018 at 2:21 PM The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued an
Excessive Heat Watch, which is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday evening.

July 20, 2018 at 1:59 PM All resources on the Schoener Fire will be committed for approximately 1-2 hours.

July 20, 2018 at 1:52 PM Schoener Air Attack is releasing the helicopter and returning to Grass Valley Air Attack Base.

July 20, 2018 at 1:44 PM Schoener IC reports the fire is holding at 1-2 acres. A hoselay has been tied in, canceling all resources not yet at scene. Schoener Air Attack is canceling incoming Tanker 93 out of Chico and releasing the Tanker on a load and hld in Grass Valley. The helicopter will remain on the incident to do bucketwork.

July 20, 2018 at 1:38 PM Helicopter 514 is 3 minutes out from the fire. 1-2 acres now, contained on one side by a creek. All resources are to continue to the incident.

July 20, 2018 at 1:37 PM Additional engines and apparatus arriving at the Schoener Fire. Second tanker is arriving on scene.

July 20, 2018 at 1:32 PM First unit on Schoener Lane and Air Attack with Tanker 88 overhead. Approximately 1/4 acre in grass and brush burning at a moderate rate of spread with possibly one structure threatened.

July 20, 2018 at 1:23 PM Full wildland dispatch, including all aircraft, for a yard on fire (due to mowing) on Schoener Lane off Willow Glenn Road in the Brownsville area.

July 20, 2018 at 1:19 PM Camptonville residents: Missing cat named Brick, or might respond to Bricky, a tabby with rust markings and possible a harness has wandered away from his human servants. He was last seen near the Ranger Station. If you see Brick, feel free to call YubaNet at 530-478-9600 or send us a text to 530-409-9888. His humans really miss him and would love to have him back.

July 20, 2018 – Northstar Fire Dept. has issued a health advisory for Northstar.Dense drift smoke in the area from the Ferguson fire near Yosemite.There is no threat to the Northstar area.Those with breathing ailments such as asthma, should avoid being outside.

July 20, 2018 at 7:47 AM Fully involved pickup truck on Foresthill Rd / Upper Lake Clementine Rd. Engines en route.

July 20, 2018 at 6:43 AM Slight cooling with thunderstorms possible this weekend. Monsoonal moisture could develop into thunderstorms especially in the mountain this weekend. Plan for rain and head indoors if lightning or thunder occur.

July 19, 2018 at 3:43 PM All units are being canceled for the vehicle fire on westbound I-80. No fire.

July 19, 2018 at 3:38 PM Full wildland dispatch for a vehicle towing a boat reportedly on fire on westbound I-80 just west of the Drum Forebay off ramp.

July 19, 2018 at 2:07 PM Updates on the Simmons Fire at Lake Oroville will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/simmons/

July 19, 2018 at 10:36 AM Car over the embankment on Carriage Road off Hwy 49. Thanks to reader Bruce for the photo.

July 19, 2018 at 9:40 AM Air ambulance has lifted from Western Gateway Park. Expect delays on Hwy 20 near Rough&Ready Highway while debris and cars are removed.

July 19, 2018 at 9:07 AM Precautionary air ambulance ordered, landing zone would be at Western Gateway Park.

July 19, 2018 at 9:03 AM Units on scene at Hwy 20 report 3 cars involved in the accident. One patient with moderate injuries, two minor injuries.

July 19, 2018 at 8:57 AM Vehicle accident on Hwy 20 and Rough&Ready Hwy. Engines en route to the 4-car accident. Eastbound lanes are completely blocked, debris also in the westbound lanes.

July 19, 2018 at 8:54 AM Hot today, slight cool down over the weekend, very hot weather returns Monday. Still very hot for the northern Sacramento Valley region on Thursday, but other locations farther south begin to trend cooler as Delta influenced areas see an increasing onshore flow. Interior NorCal will experience more cooling on Friday and into the early weekend period.

July 18, 2018 at 5:20 PM Mop-up operations are underway at the Dove Fire, all aircraft have been released from the fire.

July 18, 2018 at 4:51 PM Forward progress of the Dove Fire has been stopped per the Incident Commander. Still holding at 4-5 acres.

July 18, 2018 at 4:44 PM Structure threat has been mitigated and TNF Helicopter 514 is working hot spots in berry bushes. Dove Air Attack is releasing Tanker 89 back to Grass Valley, fully loaded.

July 18, 2018 at 4:42 PM Dove Fire estimated at 5 acres, fire activity has greatly moderated.

July 18, 2018 at 4:41 PM Dove Air Attack is releasing one tanker from the fire, good progress is being made in extinguishing hot spots. The tanker will be on a load and hold at the Grass Valley Air Base. One tanker, one helicopter still overhead.

July 18, 2018 at 4:27 PM Air Attack estimates the Dove fire can be held at under 6 acres.

July 18, 2018 at 4:24 PM Moderate to slow rate of spread on the Dove Fire, estimated at 2-3 acres. The head and shoulders of the fire are secured by retardant. No evacuations or road closures.

July 18, 2018 at 4:21 PM Additional engines and crews have arrived on the Dove Fire.

July 18, 2018 at 4:17 PM The head of the fire has run into the retardant lines, still some flames on the flanks. Structures in the area are not immediately threatened. Ground resources are making progress.

July 18, 2018 at 4:15 PM Tankers 88 and 89 will drop on the Dove Fire, then the helicopter will move in.

July 18, 2018 at 4:14 PM Dove Air Attack reports about 1-1.5 acre of grass and oak woodland burning at a moderate rate of spread.

July 18, 2018 at 4:07 PM Full wildland dispatch on order for a reported vegetation fire on Dove Road west of McCourtney Road in the Grass Valley area. Air Attack arriving on scene.

July 18, 2018 at 3:05 PM One engine has located an extinguished fire, another Forest Service engine arriving on scene will be sufficient to handle the mop-up. Vierra Air Attack is releasing all aircraft.

July 18, 2018 at 3:01 PM Air Attack 230 and Tankers 88 and 89 are in the Rackerby area, attempting to locate any smoke – nothing so far.

July 18, 2018 at 2:46 PM Full wildland dispatch for a structure fire into the vegetation, partially disassembled travel trailer on fire, on Vierra Road south of Rackerby.

July 18, 2018 at 2:09 PM Air Attack is reporting a wet line around the Thousand Fire, releasing the helicopter back to White Cloud. Total size is approximately 8 acres, the fire is contained.

July 18, 2018 at 1:57 PM Air Attack 230 is releasing Tanker 89 back to Grass Valley, firefighters are making good progress on the Thousand Fire.

July 18, 2018 at 1:54 PM First unit at scene at the North San Juan Senior Center reports a smoldering pile about 3 ft wide. Only one other engine to continue in.

July 18, 2018 at 1:49 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Thousand Incident near Kilaga Springs. TNF Helicopter 514 will continue to do bucketwork, Air Attack is releasing one of the tankers overhead.

July 18, 2018 at 1:44 PM Reported fire at the North San Juan Senior Center. Reported as wood chips on fire underneath the structure. Numerous engines en route.

July 18, 2018 at 1:44 PM One spot fire outside the retardant line, ground resources are taking action now.

July 18, 2018 at 1:42 PM Air Attack now reports 5-6 acres with a potential for 10-15 acres total. Still burning at a moderate rate of spread, northwest of Kilaga Springs.

July 18, 2018 at 1:39 PM Air Attack reports reports approximately 3-4 acres of grass burning at a moderate rate of spread at this time. Tanker will drop retardant to protect a structure on the right flank.

July 18, 2018 at 1:35 PM Full wildland dispatch to the 6800 block of Thousand Oaks Drive in Thermolands, Placer County. Vegetation fire with lames visible reported.

July 18, 2018 at 11:48 AM Reported vehicle fire was light smoke from an oil leak only. No response needed.

July 18, 2018 at 11:44 AM Vehicle fire on Railroad Ave in Colfax in front of the train station. Engines en route, PCSO is at scene.

July 18, 2018 at 10:57 AM Resources on scene near Colfax can handle the incident. All units will be committed for approximately 45 minutes.

July 18, 2018 at 10:50 AM Fire is getting established on the cutbank near Colfax, additional engines requested to the incident.

July 18, 2018 at 10:47 AM Pickup truck with a camper, trailer on I-80 near Colfax at the train trestles. One engine at scene reporting heavy smoke from the trailer, #2 lane on I-80 will have to be closed. Additional engines en route, no extension to the wildland at this time.

July 18, 2018 at 10:03 AM Small roadside spot on Camp Far West Road, units are en route.

July 18, 2018 at 8:36 AM Excessive heat continues, chance of thunderstorms in the higher elevations later this week. Another day of hot temperatures are forecast for NorCal today, especially for the northern Sacramento Valley and surrounding foothills. A little less hot weather is expected Thursday, decreasing a little more through the weekend. More intense heat is expected to return next week. Isolated thunderstorms possible for mountain areas into the weekend. Smoke will continue for surrounding areas near the Ferguson fire, and haze for the Sierra along and south of Interstate 80.

July 17, 2018 at 9:02 PM Smoke check in the area of LaBarr Meadows Road. Units en route.

July 17, 2018 at 7:05 PM Outage has been reduced to just one circuit now. 1,631 customers out of power, PG&E crews are on scene.

July 17, 2018 at 5:38 PM Power outage affecting 3,000 customers from McCourtney Road to Lake of the Pines. PG&E crews are en route. No estimates time of restoration or cause yet.

July 17, 2018 at 3:36 PM TNF Helicopter 514 was en route to the Born incident, was canceled while en route. Returning to White Cloud Helibase.

July 17, 2018 at 3:35 PM Reported as approximately acre into the vegetation on Sisson Road off John Born Road, units in scene.

July 17, 2018 at 3:12 PM Full wildland dispatch to John Born Road in Penn Valley, Several explosions heard, large column of black brown smoke.

July 17, 2018 at 8:12 AM Truckee Police: Expect delays if you are driving on HWY 267 South. Emergency vehicles are responding to what appears to be a plane crash.

July 17, 2018 at 7:26 AM Strong high pressure over the region brings triple digit heat to many areas of interior Northern California. Ground zero for the high heat will be the northern Sacramento Valley where an Excessive Heat Warning is posted. High temperatures around 110 degrees combined with overnight lows in the mid-upper 70s means that some people can be seriously affected by the heat if precautions are not taken. Check on the elderly. Make sure pets ands livestock have shade and plenty of water. Farther south, it will be hot as well, but enough of a breeze may move through the Delta to drop overnight lows mostly into the 60s. Above normal temperatures are expected to continue for interior NorCal through at least the upcoming weekend.

July 17, 2018 at 7:03 AM Smoky sunrise – must be summer in the Sierra. Thanks to Julie Siegenthaler for the photo.

July 16, 2018 at 9:49 PM All updates on the Pike Fire in Camptonville will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/pike/

July 16, 2018 at 7:09 PM First unit is arriving on Grass Valley Avenue, reports a bucket of smoldering rags outside with no spread to vegetation. Canceling all resources.

July 16, 2018 at 7:08 PM First unit on Loma Rica Road reports small extinguished spot. All units are canceling.

July 16, 2018 at 7:05 PM Possible residential structure fire on Grass Valley Avenue, across from Boundary Way. Nothing visible on the ECC camera at this time.

July 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM Updated location for the reported fire on Loma Rica Road, possibly a mile or two from Hwy 20.

July 16, 2018 at 6:58 PM Small vegetation fire reported on Hwy 20 and Loma Rica Road. Units en route.

July 16, 2018 at 12:51 PM Duggans IC reporting good progress, canceling most incoming resources.

July 16, 2018 at 12:51 PM All aircraft has been released from the Duggans incident.

July 16, 2018 at 12:46 PM Report of structure fire on Lime Kiln Road at the intersection of Duggans, full wildland dispatch en route. Reported structure (outbuilding) fully involved. Forward progress on the vegetation fire has been stopped.

July 16, 2018 at 10:24 AM Reported debris burn on Wildflower Way was a cooking fire in a brick fire pit.

July 16, 2018 at 10:04 AM Illegal debris burn on Wildflower Way. Units en route.

July 16, 2018 at 7:07 AM No relief from the heat in sight. An elevated heat risk will continue into early this week. A Heat Advisory remains in effect for some of the area through Wednesday.

July 15, 2018 at 11:03 AM Reader Incident classified as a false alarm, all units are returning to their respective stations.

July 15, 2018 at 10:52 AM Thorough area check made by Air Attack 230, no smoke found.

July 15, 2018 at 10:41 AM So far, no smoke visible from YubaNet HQ for the reported fire near Reader Ranch. Firefighters in the area are also unable to locate at this time.

July 15, 2018 at 10:29 AM Augmented response for the vegetation fire, one dozer and one crew to Hwy 49 and Reader Ranch Road.

July 15, 2018 at 10:25 AM Report of a possible vegetation fire, small white column seen by Oregon Peak near Hwy 49 and Reader Ranch Road.

July 14, 2018 at 10:08 PM Multiple fire crews responding to 2 lightning-caused fires on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest both estimated @ 100 acres. The #KiowaFire is in the Kiowa Ponds area and the #HogueFire is on the east side of Peavine.

July 14, 2018 at 10:06 PM Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District continues to respond to multiple brushfires and other incidents region wide. We are currently responding to calls in order of priority. Please be vigilant and call 911 only in the event of an emergency.

July 14, 2018 at 10:01 PM Westbound lanes of I-80 are reopening after a big rig fire near Dutch Flat.

July 14, 2018 at 9:38 PM Tree blocking the roadway on Hwy 49 near Tyler foote (Petersons Corner) All northbound lanes are blocked.

July 14, 2018 at 5:37 PM Smoke check in the Washington Road area. TNF engines en route.

July 14, 2018 at 5:15 PM  STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR FLORISTON ON INTERSTATE 80

At 507 PM PDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Floriston, or near Verdi. This storm was nearly stationary.

Dime size hail will be possible with this storm.

This storm will remain over mainly rural areas of Sierra, Nevada and southern Washoe Counties.

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

Blitzortung screenshot

July 14, 2018 at 4:15 PM Here come the thunderstorms.

July 14, 2018 at 3:59 PM The National Weather Service Medford has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning from 11 AM to 11 PM Sunday for abundant lightning on dry fuels for portions of Modoc County (Fire Weather Zones 285, 624, 625), Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades (FWZ 621 and 623) and Central Siskiyou County and portions of Trinity National Forest. (FWZ 280, 281, 282, 284). Link

July 14, 2018 at 2:58 PM CAL FIRE just got confirmation from the shipping company: the big rig on I-80 near Dutch Flat was hauling baking soda, not chlorine.

July 14, 2018 at 2:51 PM Eastbound I-80 is being reopened at Dutch Flat.

July 14, 2018 at 2:40 PM Some resources are being released from the Dutch incident. Westbound I-80 lanes will remain closed for several hours. Traffic at a standstill between Alta and Colfax.

July 14, 2018 at 2:20 PM Air Attack 230 has been released from the Dutch Incident, returning to Grass Valley.

July 14, 2018 at 2:16 PM Shelter in place is being canceled for the Dutch Incident, excellent progress by firefighters. Air Attack is releasing TNF helicopter 514.

July 14, 2018 at 2:06 PM Dutch IC is requesting one air unit (breathing) and Caltrans with a load of sand to soak up potentially contaminated runoff.

July 14, 2018 at 2:01 PM Vehicle accident on South Brewer Road near Base Line Road, reported as a head-on collision. Units en route.

July 14, 2018 at 1:55 PM Shelter in place request sent via the emergency notification system for anyone in a 1-mile radius from the intersection of Gold Run and I-80.

July 14, 2018 at 1:52 PM Firefighters are making progress on the Dutch incident, they have knockdown on the big rig. Eastbound I-80 at Dutch Flat might be reopened shortly, extended closure on the westbound side.

Photo CAL FIRE AA 230

July 14, 2018 at 1:43 PM Forward spread of the wildland component of the Dutch incident has been stopped. Firefighters are attempting to knock down the big rig fire. Crews are staying out of the smoke due to the chlorine life/safety risk.

July 14, 2018 at 1:38 PM PG&E is now on scene of a small now extinguished fire, branch into a power line, on McLand Road in LWW. This was the McLane incident, initially reported as a possible bbq. Firefighters checked the area and found the fire. Releasing most units.

July 14, 2018 at 1:36 PM I-80 at Dutch Flat is shut down in both directions now at Dutch Flat.

July 14, 2018 at 1:28 PM The big rig is carrying chlorine, vapors are a life/safety hazard. Full closure of westbound I-80, evaluating closure of eastbound lanes now.

July 14, 2018 at 1:25 PM Westbound I-80 one lane is is closed at Dutch Flat, expect delays.

July 14, 2018 at 1:23 PM Big rig fire has extended into the vegetation, a full wildland dispatch, including aircraft, is arriving on scene. Tractor and trailer are fully involved, approximately 1/4 acre of vegetation burning.

July 14, 2018 at 1:17 PM Several engines en route to a big rig fire on westbound I-80 near Dutch Flat.

July 14, 2018 at 1:16 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Big Ben Road near Lincoln. Full wildland response en route.

July 14, 2018 at 12:38 PM Small column has dissipated from the vantage point of a unit in the area and the lookout, could have been a BBQ.

July 14, 2018 at 12:36 PM Report from the Oregon Peak fire lookout of a small column, maybe 10 miles out. Could be Hwy 20 and Pleasant Valley Road. Units en route.

July 14, 2018 at 9:16 AM Hot temperatures are here to stay at least until Tuesday. High pressure over the west coast will bring hot temperatures beginning today and continuing through at least the first half of next week. Monday and Tuesday are forecast to be the hottest days. Isolated thunderstorms will also be possible over the mountains at times.

July 13, 2018 at 3:49 PM Units on scene have contained the small spot on Winchester.

July 13, 2018 at 3:47 PM Full wildland response including aircraft to a vegetation fire on Winchester Club Drive in Placer Hills. Reported as a 6 by 6 spot.

July 13, 2018 at 8:56 AM Heat streak continues, monsoon moisture adds chance of thunderstorms. High pressure over the west coast will bring hot temperatures beginning this weekend and continuing through at least the first half of next week. Monday is forecast to be the hottest day. Isolated thunderstorms will also be possible over the mountains at times.

July 12, 2018 at 4:32 PM First unit has arrived on scene at Blue Tent School Road, requesting the two closest engines to continue in. All others can cancel. Aircraft are returning to the Grass Valley Air Attack Base and White Cloud.

July 12, 2018 at 4:27 PM Tanker 88 and Air Attack are in the area. No column visible.

July 12, 2018 at 4:21 PM Vegetation fire on Blue Tent School Road, full wildland dispatch with air support en route. Reported as a grass field on fire.

July 12, 2018 at 1:48 PM Hwy 49 at Combie is fully open again.

July 12, 2018 at 1:35 PM Traffic is inching by the accident on Hwy 49 near Combie in the center lane. Use extreme caution in the area and reduce your speed.

July 12, 2018 at 1:22 PM Two car collision on Hwy 49 at Combie. Roadway is blocked, CHP and emergency services are on scene.

July 12, 2018 at 11:55 AM Reported vegetation fire in Sierra County on Hwy 49 and Dotta Road. Tahoe National Forest engines en route.

July 12, 2018 at 11:51 AM First unit at scene in Loma Rica reports a 10 by 10 roadside spot. Canceling all incoming resources.

July 12, 2018 at 11:42 AM Reported vegetation fire in Loma Rica near Marysville Road and Hwy 20. Full wildland dispatch en route.

July 12, 2018 at 9:39 AM Significant heat settles in through Monday. Daytime highs today will remain several degrees above normal. Northern California will remain under a much warmer than normal weather pattern over the next week and this heat will be especially significant this weekend. By Sunday, much of interior northern California will be at moderate heat risk with small areas of high or even very high heat risk. If exposed to this heat over the weekend, take precautions to stay safe and healthy.

July 12, 2018 at 6:52 AM Power outage affecting 2,063 customers in the Rough&Ready and Penn Valley area. PG&E assessment crew is en route to the outage. Estimated time of restoration is 10:00 am, this will change once the crew arrives at the outage.

July 11, 2018 at 5:16 PM All spots on the Dolores incident have been caught. Releasing the Tahoe hotshot crew and the helicopter.

July 11, 2018 at 5:12 PM Expect delays on Hwy 49 and McKnight because of the LaBarr Meadows closure. No ETO for reopening of LaBarr Meadows.

Take your time, be patient.  Maybe stop at Nevada City’s Summer Night event? Thanks to reader Treena for the photo.

July 11, 2018 at 4:29 PM Helicopter still working three spot fires at the Dolores incident. Additional resources en route.

July 11, 2018 at 4:26 PM All fire units are clear of a solo vehicle accident on Hwy 174 at the Cedar Ridge post office. One patient was transported to Sutter Roseville.

July 11, 2018 at 3:57 PM Dolores IC reports a few spot fires, the helicopter is working the spots. Tahoe Hotshots are en route to the fire.

July 11, 2018 at 3:51 PM Road closed at 11750 La Barr Meadows Road, power pole leaning over the road after a solo vehicle accident. Thanks to Shirley from Hansen Bros for the update.

July 11, 2018 at 3:34 PM Firefighters have knock down on the Dolores fire, very heavy mop-up ahead. Firefighters will be committed to the incident for 3-4 hours. The vegetation portion of the fire, consisting of 7-8 spots was contained at less than 1/4 acre.

July 11, 2018 at 3:23 PM Tankers 88 and 89 have been released from the Dolores incident.

July 11, 2018 at 3:14 PM Accident on LaBarr Meadows Road, vehicle into a pole. Fire and medics on scene. PG&E is responding to handle the damaged pole.

July 11, 2018 at 3:13 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Dolores incident.

July 11, 2018 at 2:58 PM Power lines are down on the Dolores incident, all resources are acknowledging the life/safety risk.

July 11, 2018 at 2:52 PM Air Attack AA and tankers are arriving over the #DoloresFire. This is a structure fire with a small extension to the vegetation. Structure is fully involved.

July 11, 2018 at 2:46 PM Pike County lookout reports no build on the fire.

July 11, 2018 at 2:41 PM New York House Road is closed off Frenchtown Road, fire engines will have to use LaPorte Road. Column is building.

July 11, 2018 at 2:40 PM Oregon Peak lookout just cross-referenced the reported smoke by Pike County lookout.

July 11, 2018 at 2:36 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire in the area of New York House Road and Dolores Lane, spotted from Pike County lookout. Full wildland dispatch en route.

July 11, 2018 at 2:33 PM Smoke report from a lookout light smoke in the New York House Road area near Brownsville.

July 11, 2018 at 12:26 PM CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Officers have determined that the cause of the County Fire, currently burning in Yolo and Napa counties, to be an improperly installed electric livestock fence unit.

July 11, 2018 at 12:24 PM Solo vehicle accident, with rollover, requiring extrication on the Hwy 20 off ramp on eastbound I-80. Emergency services en route.

July 11, 2018 at 12:22 PM Air Attack Alpha Alpha and Air Attack 230 are flying training missions over the Laporte area. They are also looking for a reported vehicle accident on La Porte Rd / Woodleaf Tunnel Rd.

July 11, 2018 at 12:07 PM Higgins Fire is reporting multiple calls about explosions, now confirmed to be a blasting operation.

July 11, 2018 at 12:06 PM Smoke reported in the Blue Heron Road area in Higgins. A caller reported hearing an explosion and now sees smoke. Numerous engines en route.

July 11, 2018 at 12:04 PM Smoke check in the Garden Bar Road area, engines en route.

July 11, 2018 at 11:59 AM Per CHP, no need for fire to respond to the reported car fire on Hwy 20.Engines are returning to their stations.

July 11, 2018 at 11:55 AM Passenger vehicle fire on Hwy 20 at South Ponderosa, emergency services en route.

July 11, 2018 at 9:13 AM Hot weather continues, chance of thunderstorms in the higher elevations this weekend. Hot temperatures continue today through the weekend across interior NorCal, especially in the northern Sacramento valley. Mountain thunderstorm chances increase beginning Thursday.

July 10, 2018 at 8:13 PM Fire on Rattlesnake Bar has been contained at 2.5 acres. Firefighters will be committed to the incident for anther 2 hours for overhaul and mop-up.

Photo courtesy Steve Agalsoff

July 10, 2018 at 7:09 PM Full wildland response, including aircraft to a reported grass fire on Rattlesnake Bar on the Placer County side.

July 10, 2018 at 5:13 PM Foresthill bridge remains closed at this time for police activity, no estimated time of reopening.

July 10, 2018 at 7:45 AM Hot with at times breezy north winds. Warm temperatures continue across interior NorCal. Locally breezy north winds expected across the area. Dangers from heat exposure still exist even on a “typical” summer day. Be sure to stay hydrated, protect yourself from the sun, and look before you lock this summer. North winds could bring smoke from the Klamathon Fire into Shasta County.

July 9, 2018 at 5:36 PM Vehicle rollover (pickup with camper) on Hwy 20 near Excelsior Point Road. Emergency services en route.

July 9, 2018 at 5:28 PM Strike team from Nevada County en route to the Tehama-Glen Unit.

July 9, 2018 at 5:26 PM Tankers 88 and 89 over the South and Middle Yuba looking for a reported smoke. Nothing visible so far.

July 9, 2018 at 4:14 PM Fire contained at Clark Tunnel, one engine to continue in, all other resources are canceled.

July 9, 2018 at 4:11 PM First unit on scene at Clark Tunnel Road reports 1/2 acre in grass at a slow rate of spread. Continue all resources at this time.

July 9, 2018 at 4:07 PM Full wildland dispatch for a fire on Clark Tunnel Road off Hwy 193 in Penryn. Per the reporting party, immediate structure threat.

July 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM Roadway is open now at the intersection of McCourtney and Brighton Street.

July 9, 2018 at 12:48 PM Roadway is blocked at McCourtney Road and Brighton Street. GVPD en route for traffic control, emergency services on scene.

July 9, 2018 at 12:47 PM Accident on Brighton Street at the McCourtney intersection. Use caution in the area.

July 9, 2018 at 12:16 PM The HilltopFire is fully contained, canceling all incoming resources.

July 9, 2018 at 12:10 PM First unit at scene reports 1/8th of an acre, burning at a slow rate of spread. Holding all aircraft at the airbase for now.

July 9, 2018 at 12:08 PM Locals are working on the grass fire, a house above the fire is threatened.

July 9, 2018 at 12:04 PM The fire is burning in grass, threatening several homes in the area. A small white column can be seen from I-80.

July 9, 2018 at 12:00 PM Report of a vegetation fire with threat to structures on Hilltop Court in Applegate. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 9, 2018 at 7:52 AM Hot through Thursday, cooling down on the weekend. Warm temperatures will continue this week across interior NorCal with the northern Sacramento valley reaching mid-100s by Wednesday. Monsoonal moisture expected to bring scattered mountain showers & thunderstorms late this week into the weekend.

July 8, 2018 at 5:01 PM Air ambulance landing zone is at the Dry Yards for the patient in the Town of Washington.

July 8, 2018 at 4:46 PM Washington Fire and air ambulance are responding to a motorcyclist over a cliff near the River Rest campground, the patient was unconscious for approximately 5 minutes. Conscious and breathing now.

July 8, 2018 at 4:32 PM First unit arrived at the campground, reports the fire has been extinguished. Canceling all incoming resources with the exception of Patrol 32.

July 8, 2018 at 4:27 PM Augmented response to the reported vegetation fire near Downieville.

July 8, 2018 at 4:19 PM Reported of a possible vegetation fire on the Upper Campground at Ramshorn near Downieville. Full wildland dispatch with aircraft en route.

July 8, 2018 at 11:14 AM All updates on the Rosemary Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/rosemary/

July 8, 2018 at 11:09 AM Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 are en route to the Rosemary incident. First ground unit at scene reports light flashy fuels, wind-driven. Estimated now at 3 acres, all resources to continue in.

July 8, 2018 at 11:01 AM Report of a grass fire, started by a mower, on Rosemary Lane in the Higgins area. Full wildland dispatch, with aircraft, en route. The fire is estimated at 1/2 acre, burning at a moderate rate of spread.

July 7, 2018 at 7:40 PM Good progress on the Finch Fire in Browns Valley. Holding at 5 acres, all aircraft is being released. There will be numerous resources on site for extended mop-up and overhaul due to the heavy brush. No structures damaged or destroyed, no injuries reported. Resources from Butte County and CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer on scene.

July 7, 2018 at 1:09 PM Overturned vehicle on Black Forest Road off Pleasant Valley Road. Emergency services on scene.

July 7, 2018 at 9:20 AM Warm today, then hot, then perfect weather for WorldFest. Temperatures begin to warm up today through early next week. Temperatures this afternoon will be slightly above normal. Areas could see breezy winds at times. Be sure to be fire safe this weekend!

July 7, 2018 at 9:09 AM Nevada County ST 4101C was dispatched late last night to battle the Valley Fire in Southern CA. Crews drove through the night and have made it safely into the LA region. Be safe!

Photo taken by Todd White, Air Tactical Officer, TNF 7/6/2018 of Chicken Hawk Fire on American River Ranger District, Tahoe National Forest

July 6, 2018 at 7:25 PM Chickenhawk Fire near Foresthill mapped at 2.51 acres, handline around the fire. Firefighters will remain on scene for a portion of the night.

July 6, 2018 at 7:11 PM Full wildland dispatch for a vegetation fire, approximately the size of a house, on Meadow Vista Road in Placer Hills.

July 6, 2018 at 4:05 PM Air resources diverted from the Chickenhawk incident are on scene of a 200-acre fire near Ione. The fire is burning at a rapid rate of spread, structures are threatened.

Photo taken by Todd White, Air Tactical Officer, TNF 7/6/2018 of Chicken Hawk Fire on American River Ranger District, Tahoe National Forest

July 6, 2018 at 3:58 PM Firefighters have a wet line around the 1.5-acre Chickenhawk Fire. Numerous ground resources now on scene, Air Attack 17, Helicopter 514, Tanker 88 and 89 departed to a new start in the Amador-El Dorado Unit.

July 6, 2018 at 3:55 PM Resources are on scene of a 2-acre fire in the Chickenhawk area near Foresthill. Air Attack reports 2 acres with a moderate rate of spread,. Potential for maybe 5 acres. Resources on scene include TNF Helicopter 514, Brush 73. Two hand crews and a water tender on order.

July 6, 2018 at 10:47 AM Smoke check after a report from Wolf Mountain lookout. Engines checking the Bear River drainage.

July 6, 2018 at 10:17 AM Jackknifed big rig on westbound Hwy 20 just before Smartsville.

Use caution in the area. A fire engine was providing traffic control. Only one lane of Hwy 20 open.

Expect delays, CHP now on scene. Thanks to reader Twinklebelle for the photo.

Image courtesy Peardale-Chicago Park FD PIO Daniel Ramey

July 6, 2018 at 10:02 AM Welcome home Strike Team 4100C! Grueling tour of the StollFire, the #CreekFire, the #FlatFire and since Sunday at the #CountyFire. The strike team was composed of Ophir Hill, Rough&Ready, Nevada City, Higgins and Nevada County Consolidated engines.

July 6, 2018 at 8:18 AM Despite a few clouds from tropical storm Fabio, near normal temperatures today. High and mid cloud cover being pulled off tropical storm Fabio will spread over northern California bringing variable shade to the north state today. Despite the cloud cover, temperatures will remain warm coming in just under normal for this time of year by this afternoon.

July 6, 2018 at 12:07 AM The fire off Backbone is 1/4 acre, an old dozer pile. One handcrew, one water tender and one engines will remain on site for mopup. All other resources are leaving the incident.

July 5, 2018 at 11:15 PM Firefighters have made contact with a neighbor, they are able to make access to the fire now. Approximately 1 acre, slow or no growth.

July 5, 2018 at 11:03 PM Firefighters have located the fire on a private property. Waiting for the keys to open a locked gate. There has been no growth.

July 5, 2018 at 10:23 PM Most resources en route to the reported fire are staging on Tyler Foote and Hwy 49.

July 5, 2018 at 10:09 PM Best access to the fire is Forest Service Route 37. Firefighters with eyes on the fire report no growth at this time.

July 5, 2018 at 10:07 PM Engine has arrived at Camp Bountiful on Bear Trap Springs, they have eyes on the glow. Southwest of the Camp, could be 1/4 acre, small column visible.

July 5, 2018 at 10:05 PM Dispatch will contact the Forest Service, possibly a group of transients camping on Forest Service land.

July 5, 2018 at 10:00 PM Dispatch has made contact with Camp Bountiful, they do not have a bonfire and there is nothing visible from their side.

July 5, 2018 at 9:56 PM Firefighters are en route to Camp Bountiful, at the end of Bear Trap Springs. Could be a very large bonfire.

July 5, 2018 at 9:51 PM Dispatch is starting additional resources to the Bear Trap Springs area.

July 5, 2018 at 9:46 PM Firefighters are at the intersection of Backbone and Snow Tent, confirming there is a fire somewhere further west, possibly at the end of Bear Trap Springs.

July 5, 2018 at 9:35 PM Smoke check in the area of Backbone Road and Snow Tent Road, North Bloomfield area. Vague report of a glow seen to the west, unknown distance. Engines en route.

July 5, 2018 at 8:53 PM Wolf IC is calling the fire contained.

July 5, 2018 at 8:39 PM Firefighters have stopped the forward progress of the fire. Extensive mop-up operations will take an hour at least. Canceling most resources with the exceptions of one water tender, one additional engine and one hand crew.

July 5, 2018 at 8:36 PM CHP Helicopter H24 is over the Wolf Fire, reports no spots outside the main fire.

July 5, 2018 at 8:32 PM First unit reports 1/2 acre in grass, burning at a slow rate of spread. Only one dozer needed at this time, some resources will stage at Wolf Road.

July 5, 2018 at 8:26 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Wolf Road near Still Road. Numerous engines en route.

July 5, 2018 at 12:14 PM Drum Forebay accident: Patients have been extricated and are transported to Sutter Roseville. The roadway will reopen shortly.

July 5, 2018 at 11:50 AM Extrication underway on eastbound I-80 after the accident at Drum Forebay. One lane of I-80 is closed.

July 5, 2018 at 10:53 AM RV over the embankment on eastbound I-80 at Drum Forebay. Units en route.

July 5, 2018 at 9:43 AM

July 5, 2018 at 9:27 AM Temperatures trending up again. Temperatures will begin to warm today, especially in the Delta and Sacramento region, as high pressure strengthens.

July 4, 2018 at 8:16 PM Fire alarm sounding on Alexander Way, first unit at scene reports nothing showing, they will investigate.

July 4, 2018 at 8:15 PM All resources have been released off the #FordyceFire and returning to their respective stations.

July 4, 2018 at 6:59 PM Air Attack over the Fordyce incident reports no extension to the vegetation, only a burned-out ATV.

July 4, 2018 at 6:53 PM Air resources en route to the #FordyceFire, reportedly started by an ATV fire that spread to the vegetation.

July 4, 2018 at 6:36 PM Report of a vegetation fire off Rattlesnake Road on the Tahoe National Forest near Fordyce Lake. Full wildland dispatch en route.

July 4, 2018 at 5:16 PM Releasing all handcrews and dozers, firefighters have knockdown on the fire.

July 4, 2018 at 5:15 PM Both tankers have been released from the Rudd incident.

July 4, 2018 at 5:09 PM Canceling some of the incoming resources, no dozer needed. Water tender to continue in.

July 4, 2018 at 5:07 PM First ground resources have arrived at scene, reporting a 40-ft motorhome involved and a 10 by 10 spot of vegetation.

July 4, 2018 at 5:05 PM Air Attack reports small spread to the vegetation, black smoke showing from the skylights of the mobile home.

July 4, 2018 at 4:47 PM Mobile home fire, with threat to the vegetation, 2 miles in on Rudd Road off Bitney Springs Road. Full wildland dispatch en route.

July 4, 2018 at 4:34 PM Units are en route to the confluence of the American River and Hwy 49 at Old Foresthill Road for a person stuck on a rock in the middle of the river.

July 4, 2018 at 2:58 PM Combie Road roadside spot has been contained at less than 1 acre.

July 4, 2018 at 2:07 PM Small spot in the roadside of Combie Rd / Magnolia Rd. Engine is on scene, they can handle.

July 4, 2018 at 2:05 PM Updates on the Par Fire near Oroville will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/par/

July 4, 2018 at 1:26 PM Firefighters are at scene of a fire near the Oroville Airport off Par 4 Way. First responders report 20-30 acres with immediate structure threat.

July 4, 2018 at 1:01 PM

July 4, 2018 at 12:11 PM As a reminder, no fireworks are allowed in Nevada County, including the cities of Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee. No fireworks are allowed in the unincorporated areas of Placer County.

July 4, 2018 at 9:23 AM Cool, comfortable temperatures with breezy winds during the day. Breezy south winds are expected across interior NorCal, fire danger is very high – please be careful.

July 3, 2018 at 1:41 PM Boca shooting area closed, Tuesday, July 3rd for the safety of firefighters patrolling the Boca Fire. Tentative reopening, Wednesday, July 4th. Please call 530-587-3558 for up-to-date status.

July 3, 2018 at 1:20 PM Wise Fire has a line around it, mop-up operations are starting.

July 3, 2018 at 1:12 PM Firefighters are making good progress. Air Attack estimates the Wise Fire will be fully contained in the next 10-15 minutes.

July 3, 2018 at 1:06 PM Wise IC estimates the fire to be 3-4 acres, backing fire burning at a moderate rate of spread.

July 3, 2018 at 1:03 PM Air Attack estimates the Wise Fire at 3 acres, slow rate of spread. Retardant line is keeping the fire on the left flank. If it crosses Wise Road, potential for 10 acres. Helicopter 514 is en route, they will do bucket work.

July 3, 2018 at 1:00 PM Tanker 88 will drop retardant to help mitigate the threat to the structure.

July 3, 2018 at 12:51 PM Full wildland dispatch to a vegetation fire on Wise Road in Placer County. Immediate structure threat, grass fire reported to be the size of a house. Engines arriving on scene.

July 3, 2018 at 11:29 AM Vehicle vs deer on Hwy 20 at Pleasant Valley Road.

July 3, 2018 at 8:30 AM The latest satellite image from Colorado State University shows smoke spreading over a large portion of the state, including our immediate area.

July 3, 2018 at 7:56 AM Cooling trend, with a side of smoke. Mild temperatures are in store for the evening hours this Independence Day. After daytime highs right around normal for this time of year, evening temperatures should be fairly comfortable. From 9 to 11 pm Wednesday most locations will see temperatures in the 60s and 70s under fair skies.

July 2, 2018 at 7:14 PM You will wake up to the smell of smoke. Winds have shifted and now the 60,000-acre #CountyFire is sending smoke to our area. Expect the smoke event to last through the Fourth of July holiday.

July 2, 2018 at 2:44 PM Fire at Boca is at the end of the shooting range, reported as 0.25 acres, resources are on scene.

Satellite image by Colorado State University

July 2, 2018 at 2:42 PM Smoke from the County Fire is making its way into the valley. Expect smoky conditions to hit the Foothills by tomorrow.

July 2, 2018 at 2:30 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Boca Dam Reservoir Road. Units en route.

July 2, 2018 at 1:21 PM All units still en route to the car fir eon I-80 at Meadow Vista have been canceled.

July 2, 2018 at 1:19 PM Fully involved car on westbound I-80 and Meadow Vista. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 2, 2018 at 12:55 PM Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 are patrolling the Hwy 49 corridor between Grass Valley and Lake of the Pines. Reports of smoke have come in, but mostly only dust from the quarry. There is no large fire at this time in Nevada County.

July 2, 2018 at 12:54 PM Tanker 88 is over the Rattlesnake area, reports no smoke showing.

July 2, 2018 at 12:46 PM Report of a new fire on Rattlesnake Road near Diamond Back Way. Full wildland dispatch on order. No details available yet, possibly only a small spot.

July 2, 2018 at 12:45 PM Brewer IC has canceled the aircraft and the dozer.

July 2, 2018 at 12:42 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported grass fire on Brewer Road at Conestoga Way in the Higgins area. First unit reports a small spot, locals working on the fire.

July 2, 2018 at 12:41 PM Accident on Hwy 49 at Main Street. Use caution in the area.

July 2, 2018 at 11:41 AM Val Verde units report no extension to the wildland and they have a good knockdown on the fire. Canceling most incoming resources. Tanker is returning to Grass Valley, Air Attack will leave shortly.

July 2, 2018 at 11:40 AM Roadway on Moonshine is partially blocked after a head-on collision. First unit sat scene report three patients.

July 2, 2018 at 11:26 AM Head-on collision on Moonshine Road near Hwy 49. North San Juan Fire, Camptonville Fire, TNF and CAL FIRE responding.

July 2, 2018 at 11:25 AM Full wildland dispatch with aircraft for a fully involved structure with threat to residences and vegetation on Val Verde Road in south Placer.

July 2, 2018 at 10:21 AM Forward progress of the Val fire has been stopped.

July 2, 2018 at 10:13 AM First unit at scene at Val Verde reports about 1/2 acre in light flashy fuels. Possibly caused by mowing in rear of a residence in South Placer County. Potential for a little over 1 acre.

July 2, 2018 at 10:06 AM CAL FIRE/ Placer County Fire firefighters responding to the report of a vegetation fire Val Verde Road in south Placer County.

July 2, 2018 at 7:26 AM Cooling trend brings milder temperatures. A return of onshore flow today replaces the north winds of the weekend and this will bring cooler temperatures nearly all areas. High temperatures today should drop anywhere 1 to 10 degrees from Sunday highs. Mainly fairs skies are expected over NorCal today but smoky skies will be likely in vicinity of wildfires.

July 1, 2018 at 8:29 PM As a reminder, the 32,500-acre #CountyFire will be visible again tonight. Darkness makes distance estimates very difficult. If you see a glow to the west in Nevada, Placer or Yuba counties – it could be the fire in Yolo County. However, if you see flames and smell smoke nearby, call 911.

July 1, 2018 at 6:46 PM Apple IC calls the fire contained.

July 1, 2018 at 6:36 PM First unit at scene on I-80 reports a small 10 by 10 spot in the brush. Canceling most incoming units, all aircraft released. A vehicle lost a wheel and sparks started the small spot. Forward progress has been stopped.

July 1, 2018 at 6:31 PM Report of a vegetation fire caused possibly by a vehicle accident on eastbound I-80, just west of Applegate. Numerous resources en route.

July 1, 2018 at 6:12 PM Units at scene on Ice House road report only the truck is fully involved. No extension to the wildland at this time.

July 1, 2018 at 5:53 PM New fire on the Eldorado National Forest, near Ice House Road. Numerous resources en route.

July 1, 2018 at 5:41 PM Firefighters are making good progress. Tanker 88 has been released by Spence Air Attack, returning to Grass Valley with a full load.

July 1, 2018 at 5:24 PM Spence IC believes the fire will stay within the control lines, they should be able to pick it up with the resources on order. The aircraft will remain overhead until all units have arrived on scene.

July 1, 2018 at 5:18 PM Tanker 88 has arrived over the Spence Fire.

July 1, 2018 at 5:11 PM First unit at scene at the Spenceville Shooting Range reports approximately 3 acres.

July 1, 2018 at 5:04 PM Vegetation fire at the Spenceville Shooting Range. Reported as approximately 1/4 acre, numerous units en route.

July 1, 2018 at 3:37 PM Car vs motorcycle on You Bet Road. Units en route.

July 1, 2018 at 1:58 PM Walerga spot has been contained by locals. One engine continues in, all others can cancel.

July 1, 2018 at 1:51 PM 20 by 20 grass spot in the back of a property on Walerga Road (Placer County) Units en route.

July 1, 2018 at 1:25 PM Units on scene are resetting the alarm, false alarm.

July 1, 2018 at 1:13 PM Commercial fire alarm sounding on North Pine Street, across of Broad Street in Nevada City. Units en route.

July 1, 2018 at 12:39 PM Most units have been released from the Penny Fire in Browns Valley. Any remaining firefighters will be released in the next 30 minutes.

July 1, 2018 at 12:14 PM Passenger vehicle fire in the Briar Patch parking lot. Grass Valley Fire en route.

July 1, 2018 at 11:27 AM Forward progression of the Penny Fire has been stopped. Canceling some incoming resources.

July 1, 2018 at 11:23 AM Firefighters on scene of the Penny Fire are making pretty good progress, according to the IC. Canceling the dozer.

July 1, 2018 at 11:15 AM First unit on scene reports 1/4 acre in light flashy fuels, difficult access. Continue all incoming resources.

July 1, 2018 at 11:06 AM Augmented dispatch to the possible fire on Penny Way in Browns Valley. Air Attack 230 and Helicopter 514 are en route as well.

July 1, 2018 at 10:51 AM Smoke report, vegetation fire in Browns Valley in the area of Penny Way across of Therese Trail. Units are en route.

July 1, 2018 at 10:23 AM The Nicolaus Fire is now at 2 acres and a structure is now fully involved. Additional resources are responding to the fire.

Photo courtesy Wolfgang Perner.

July 1, 2018 at 10:22 AM The #CountyFire is already very active. Plume is clearly visible from Banner Mountain in Nevada County. Thanks to Wolfgang for the photo!

July 1, 2018 at 10:01 AM CAL FIRE units are responding to a 1-acre grass fire, started by a mower, on Nicolaus Road south of Sheridan.

July 1, 2018 at 9:59 AM The Nevada County strike team is now assigned to the County Fire in Yolo County. They’ll be arriving on the incident in a few hours after first serving on the Creek Fire, then on the Flat Fire. Stay safe everyone!

July 1, 2018 at 9:33 AM Red Flag Warning continues today, cooling trend starts Monday. Heat + Critical Fire Weather Conditions this weekend! Make sure to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses & avoid anything that could create a spark!

July 1, 2018 at 9:37 AM Firefighters have located a smoky BBQ in a backyard on Red Dog Road.

July 1, 2018 at 9:20 AM Smoke check on Red Dog Road, several engines en route.

July 1, 2018 at 7:40 AM The National Weather Service is Sacramento has extended the Red Flag Warning until 3:00 pm this afternoon.

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