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July 31, 2020 at 4:40 PM Nevada County Public Health update. Data source: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458

July 31, 2020 at 9:24 AM

July 31, 2020 at 6:53 AM Reported smoldering debris pile, possibly just pine cones, on Big Oak Drive near Melody Road. Units are en route.

July 31, 2020 at 6:21 AM Seasonably hot weekend, slight cooling next week. Dry and seasonably hot conditions continue through the weekend, with Valley highs in the mid 90s to around 102°.

July 30, 2020 at 3:58 PM Latest update from Nevada County Health Dept. Data source: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458

July 30, 2020 at 12:10 PM

July 30, 2020 at 9:37 AM

July 30, 2020 at 9:27 AM Power outage in the Peardale/Chicago Park area affecting 1,061 customers. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

July 29, 2020 at 11:34 PM Outage following the Bald Fire has been reduced to 34 customers. PG&E’s preliminary determination is that the outage was caused by an equipment issue. Estimated time of full restoration is 6:00 am.

July 29, 2020 at 9:39 PM The Hwy 49 outage has been resolved. The outage in the Rough&Ready, Penn Valley, Smartsville area now has an estimated restoration time of 6:00 am.

July 29, 2020 at 8:30 PM Magnitude 3.9 (downgraded) earthquake in Central California.

Location with respect to nearby cities:
22.4 km (13.9 mi) NE of San Ardo, California
32.7 km (20.3 mi) E of King City, California
36.7 km (22.7 mi) W of Coalinga, California
45.6 km (28.3 mi) ESE of Greenfield, California
273.6 km (169.6 mi) SSE of Sacramento, California

July 29, 2020 at 7:53 PM Firefighters are at scene of a burn pile on Mt. Olive Road in the Peardale area.

July 29, 2020 at 7:47 PM Power outage in Alta Sierra affecting 1,367 customers. PG&E crew en route, preliminary time of restoration is 10:30 pm.

July 29, 2020 at 7:30 PM Power outage due to the fire is affecting 4,297 customers. PG&E has a 40 minute ETA to the indent.

July 29, 2020 at 7:26 PM Updates on the Bald Fire in Penn Valley will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/bald-2/

July 29, 2020 at 7:22 PM Units are at scene, aircraft is overhead. Tanker 89 reports slow rate of spread, fire is right along the roadside, in light flashy fuels.

July 29, 2020 at 7:18 PM Vegetation fire with power lines down on Bald Ridge Drive in Penn Valley. Full wildland dispatch en route, including aircraft.

July 29, 2020 at 7:15 PM Power outage in Smartsville, Rough&Ready and Penn Valley. No PG&E update yet.

July 29, 2020 at 4:53 PM Latest Nevada County update. Data source: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458

July 29, 2020 at 2:44 PM North Bloomfield Road near Edwards Crossing is once again narrowed to a one lane road due to illegally parked cars.

July 29, 2020 at 10:35 AM First unit is at scene, they can handle. It is a debris fire.

July 29, 2020 at 10:34 AM Reported structure fire is not showing on the cameras. Single report only of blue-white smoke.

July 29, 2020 at 10:29 AM Reported residential structure fire on Indian Springs Road, units are en route.

July 29, 2020 at 7:53 AM Non-injury accident, vehicle went off the roadway, on the 13000 block of Wolf Road.

July 29, 2020 at 6:44 AM Dry and seasonably hot conditions will continue into the weekend. Highs today will range from 90s in the Delta region, southern Sacramento Valley, and northern San Joaquin Valley, to the upper 90s to low 100s for the northern Sacramento Valley. These values are within about 4 deg F of late July climatological normals.

July 28, 2020 at 8:59 PM Data source: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458

July 28, 2020 at 3:30 PM Looks like a huge dust cloud coming from the quarry in Cool. Several lookouts have cross-referenced the coordinates. Confirmed now, the Cool quarry is blasting.

July 28, 2020 at 3:10 PM

Updates on the Bell Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/bell/

July 28, 2020 at 3:06 PM First unit at scene reports approximately 1 acre, limited access to the fire.

July 28, 2020 at 3:03 PM Air Attack 230 is lifting off Grass Valley base, en route to the Bell Road incident.

July 28, 2020 at 2:57 PM Reported vegetation fire on Bell Road in Auburn. Full wildland dispatch, including aircraft, on order.

July 28, 2020 at 1:25 PM Updates on the Frenchtown Fire in Dobbins will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/frenchtown/

July 28, 2020 at 1:14 PM Reported vegetation fire on Frenchtown Road near Peppertree Lane in Frenchtown. Full wildland dispatch on order, two columns reported.

July 28, 2020 at 6:12 AM Typical mid-summer weather continues. Hot and dry weather continues today with high temperatures expected to be near to slightly above average for mid-summer. A few thunderstorms will be possible across the mountains of far northern California later this afternoon into early this evening.

July 27, 2020 at 8:20 PM Smoke check on New York House Road, Brownsville area.

July 27, 2020 at 4:51 PM Reported vegetation fire on Hwy 89 N near Prosser Dam Road, units en route.

July 27, 2020 at 3:44 PM

July 27, 2020 at 3:40 PM The latest update from Nevada County Public Health. 18 new cases, 12 on the west side and 6 on the east side. Data source: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458

July 27, 2020 at 10:09 AM Air Attack 230 is flying lightning patrol over the area.

July 27, 2020 at 10:03 AM Non-injury accident on Hwy 49 at Cameo Drive.

July 27, 2020 at 9:18 AM Keep an eye on the weather! Numerous lightning strikes in the high country on Sunday.

July 27, 2020 at 6:30 AM Thunderstorms and slightly above average temps today. A system moving through will bring scattered afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms to the high Sierra into the southern Cascades today. Warm temperatures today including some triple digit readings across the northern Sacramento Valley.

July 26, 2020 at 8:40 PM Rescue units have confirmed the vehicle has been there for a while, not a new accident.

July 26, 2020 at 8:33 PM Units have located a car, possibly from a previous accident.

July 26, 2020 at 8:29 PM Fire units have searched the North Bloomfield side down to the river and are unable to locate a vehicle. CHP will continue the search on the North San Juan side of Edwards.

July 26, 2020 at 8:05 PM Possible accident near Edwards Crossing, unconfirmed if car into the ravine. No occupants seen.

July 26, 2020 at 5:43 PM Download your copy of the 2020 Wildfire Season Guide now, brought to you courtesy of the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County.

July 26, 2020 at 4:58 PM Dog Bar Road is reduced to a one-lane road due to parked cars.

July 25, 2020 at 5:45 PM At 5:39 PM PDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Prosser Creek Reservoir. This storm was nearly stationary. Heavy rain, half inch hail, and winds in excess of 30 mph are occurring with this storm.

Locations impacted include: Prosser Creek Reservoir, Stampede Reservoir, Boca Reservoir, Truckee, Highway 89 and Interstate 80.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions

During a thunderstorm, seek shelter inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows. Hikers and campers should seek shelter in a vehicle if possible. If on or near a lake, get out of the water and move indoors or inside a vehicle. Don’t be caught on the water in a thunderstorm.

July 25, 2020 at 10:19 AM Mountain Thunderstorms and Weekend Warming Trend. Overall we are going to remain in a similar weather pattern with isolated to scattered thunderstorms developing in the Sierra during the afternoons and evenings through Monday. Chances today will be mainly Highway 50 south with chances across the whole Sierra and Coastal Range Sunday and Monday. Lightning, gusty winds, and hail will be the main concern with any thunderstorms. These thunderstorms could also lead to some fire starts.

July 24, 2020 at 4:00 PM Data source: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458

July 24, 2020 at 2:51 PM Power is back on in Nevada City.

July 24, 2020 at 2:46 PM Reader reports power outage affecting Penn Valley too.

July 24, 2020 at 2:38 PM Power outage affecting the area north of Nevada City. No extent of the outage yet. Reader reports outage extending into Nevada City.

July 24, 2020 at 1:34 PM Cemetery IC reports the forward progress of the fire has been stopped. Canceling units still en route.

July 24, 2020 at 1:32 PM

July 24, 2020 at 8:37 AM Westbound I-80 near Cape Horn is all clear again.

July 24, 2020 at 7:35 AM

July 24, 2020 at 7:18 AM Chance of scattered thunderstorms this weekend. Slightly below average readings are expected with enhanced Delta breezes. Sierra thunderstorms will be possible through Sunday. These storms could become more widespread on Sunday up into the southern Cascades.

July 23, 2020 at 10:11 PM Power now fully restored on Kenwood Estates and in Alta Sierra, cause of the outage is unknown.

July 23, 2020 at 10:04 PM Nevada City City Council decided not to fill the vacant seat on the city council by appointment. The voters will decide in the November general election.

July 23, 2020 at 9:50 PM According to the PG&E map and a reader, power has been restored to some of the customers. 413 customers still out.

July 23, 2020 at 9:21 PM Still 499 customers out along Kenwood Estates and Alta Sierra.

July 23, 2020 at 9:03 PM Units have checked the La Porte area, no structure fire, some drift smoke is visible.

July 23, 2020 at 8:59 PM Power now fully restored along Hwy 49.

July 23, 2020 at 8:35 PM According to a reader, power has been restored to some along the Hwy 49 corridor. 791 customers are still out.

July 23, 2020 at 8:28 PM Reported structure fire into the vegetation on La Porte Road near Vierra Road. Numerous units en route.

July 23, 2020 at 8:00 PM Patient is out of the water and breathing, according to the first unit at scene.

July 23, 2020 at 7:50 PM Possible drowning/rescue on Englebright Lake at the Joe Miller Launch. Units en route.

July 23, 2020 at 7:43 PM Preliminary restoration time for the power outage along Hwy 49 is 10:00 pm, auto-generated at the time of outage report.

July 23, 2020 at 7:05 PM Power outage affecting 1,366 customers along the Hwy 49 corridor. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

July 23, 2020 at 4:30 PM Latest update from Nevada County Public Health. Data source: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458

July 23, 2020 at 3:30 PM Fourteen fire is 1-1.5 acres in grass, slow rate of spread. Good progress being made by aircraft. Releasing several engines.

July 23, 2020 at 3:18 PM Now an augmented dispatch for the Fourteen Fire. Air Attack 230 and Tanker 89 are over the fire now.

July 23, 2020 at 3:10 PM First unit at scene on the Fourteen Fire reports about one acre, slow rate of spread.

July 23, 2020 at 3:06 PM Reported vegetation fire in the canyon near the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve. This will be the Fourteen Fire.

July 23, 2020 at 10:17 AM1,507 lightning strikes recorded in NorCal – with numerous new fire starts.

July 23, 2020 at 8:27 AM Higgins Fire and CAL FIRE responding to smoke coming form a roof on Sycamore Court.

July 23, 2020 at 7:08 AM Below normal temperatures today. Warming trend begins, a little above normal highs for the weekend. Seasonal conditions are going to continue this week and into the weekend. Mountain thunderstorm chances are expected to be less the rest of the week but isolated afternoon thunderstorms still possible south of Highway 50.

July 22, 2020 at 9:38 PM Air ambulance requested to the accident near Birchville.

July 22, 2020 at 9:29 PM Units at scene on Hwy 49 and Birchville request a flatbed tow truck to clear the lanes. Use caution in the area and reduce your speed.

July 22, 2020 at 9:15 PM Two-car accident on Hwy 49 at Birchville Road, lanes are blocked. First unit is at scene.

July 22, 2020 at 7:31 PM Power has been restored to 1,061 customers along the Hwy 174 corridor.

July 22, 2020 at 7:18 PM Nevada County registers 11 new cases today. 135 total on the east side and 107 on the west side. Data source: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458

July 22, 2020 at 7:10 PM 1,063 customers out of power again in the Hwy 174 corridor. Customers have received notification that the restoration time is 9:30 pm. PG&E outage map shows no outage at this time.

July 22, 2020 at 2:26 PM

July 22, 2020 at 1:57 PM Fire on Hwy 89 south is 1/2 acre, in brush. No threat to Truckee Area.

July 22, 2020 at 1:52 PM Smoke check on Hwy 89 near the river.

July 22, 2020 at 9:53 AM A contract helicopter is continuing mapping and power line inspection work over Nevada County. Currently over Alta Sierra.

July 22, 2020 at 9:17 AM Seasonal temperatures and high elevation thunderstorms. High temperatures across interior NorCal will remain close to average, or slightly below, the next few days. Warmer temperatures return for the weekend. Thunderstorms are possible over the Sierra & Coastal Range this afternoon & evening. Be aware of dangerous lightning, especially if you have outdoor plans. Know where to take shelter if a storm forms near you.

July 22, 2020 at 8:23 AM Power outage in the Peardale Hwy 174 corridor is affecting 1,061 customers. PG&E is assessing the cause at the outage location.

July 22, 2020 at 12:24 AM

July 21, 2020 at 11:59 PM

July 21, 2020 at 9:31 PM

https://twitter.com/GRSNEVFIRE/status/1285793049189089280

July 21, 2020 at 4:40 PM

July 21, 2020 at 8:47 AM A little relief from the heat. The NorCal mountains will see a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Gusty winds, occasional lightning and brief heavy rain will accompany stronger storms. Hot weather continues across the northern Sacramento Valley today where high temperatures will once again be above the century mark.

July 20, 2020 at 8:43 PM Firefighters en route to check a possible debris burn (bonfire) on Pleasant Valley near Birchville.

July 20, 2020 at 7:16 PM Canceling incoming units, engine at scene has resolved the issue (tank was switched incorrectly).

July 20, 2020 at 6:59 PM Report of black smoke coming from a large workshop on Magnolia Road in the Higgins area. Numerous engines en route.

July 20, 2020 at 5:13 PM CAL FIRE and local units making good progress on a fire on Beams Road in the Newcastle area. Reportedly started by a lawn mower.

July 20, 2020 at 4:16 PM Nevada County Public Health update: 228 total cases – 128 on the east side and 100 on the west side. Data source: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458

July 20, 2020 at 12:45 PM Air Attack and Tanker are in the area, report nothing showing.

July 20, 2020 at 12:37 PM Reported vegetation fire on Mill Creek Lane in the Clipper Creek area. Power lines reported down. Full wildland dispatch on order. This will be the Mill incident.

July 20, 2020 at 12:12 PM Live COVID-19 update by Governor Newsom

July 20, 2020 at 11:21 AM Updates on the Country Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/country-2/

July 20, 2020 at 11:18 AM Air Attack and Tanker 89 are arriving over the Country incident.

July 20, 2020 at 11:16 AM Units at scene report 1.5 to 2 acres in grass and oak woodland. All responding units to continue in.

July 20, 2020 at 11:12 AM Reported vegetation fire on Country Heights Drive off Mooney Flat Road near Penn Valley, full wildland dispatch on order.

July 20, 2020 at 10:31 AM The helicopter flying low over Nevada City is a mapping helicopter.

July 20, 2020 at 10:05 AM Smoke in the Truckee area is from the Hog Fire, burning about 10 miles west of Susanville, CA, according to the National Weather Service. The fire is 5,800 acres with 0% containment, as of this morning. Smoke will continue until wind directions change. Fire engines from Truckee, Squaw Valley and North Tahoe Fire agencies are en route to the fire this morning.

July 20, 2020 at 6:28 AM A reminder from State Parks: Hardrock Trail and Penn Gate Parking lot at Empire Mine State Park will be closed from July 20th thru July 27th for work on the Sand Dam.

July 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM Cars parked over the fog line on the 49er bridge at the Yuba River.

July 19, 2020 at 12:19 PM Medical rescue underway on Independence Trail.

July 19, 2020 at 11:22 AM Tahoe patrol just extinguished an abandoned campfire at the Skillman campground.

July 19, 2020 at 10:52 AM Firefighters have made access to the fire with wildland engines and are lining the small fire with a hoselay. There is no threat to structures.

July 19, 2020 at 10:42 AM One unit made access to the fire, confirms power lines down. The fire is about 1/2 acre to 3/4-acre in brush and blackberries. All resources responding to the fire are now receiving a safety alert for downed power lines.

July 19, 2020 at 10:37 AM All units to report to Quarterhorse Drive to make access to the fire.

July 19, 2020 at 10:34 AM Firefighters have located the smoke and are making access now to the small fire between Lime Kiln and Cricket. The fire is under high-voltage power lines.

July 19, 2020 at 10:26 AM Reported black smoke coming from power lines on Lime Kiln Road, near Bald Hill Road. Units are en route.

July 18, 2020 at 11:17 PM Units at scene on Daugherty report the forward progress of the Fire has been stopped. Fire was about 100 by 100 ft. One additional engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

July 18, 2020 at 11:09 PM Possibly abandoned vehicle on fire, with some extension to the wildland, on Chuck Yeager Road near Daugherty Road in Smartsville. Units are in route.

July 18, 2020 at 3:49 PM Ground resources on the Indiana incident are making good progress, canceling the aircraft and most incoming resources.

July 18, 2020 at 3:47 PM Air Attack is arriving over the Indiana incident.

July 18, 2020 at 3:40 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported grass field on fire on Marysville Road near Indiana Ranch Road in Dobbins.

July 18, 2020 at 2:35 PM The helicopter in the Penn Valley/Lake WW area is flying a typical mapping pattern. It is not a law enforcement action.

July 17, 2020 at 3:32 PM Nevada County Public Health dashbord update. 204 cases total now, with 4 new cases in western Nevada County, 3 new cases on the est side. The 95959 ZIP code is now on the map with 11 cases.

July 17, 2020 at 3:02 PM The COVID testing site at the Grass Valley Vets Hall is inaccessible by car due to the accident. Residents with appointments are welcome to walk up to the testing site – don’t forget your mask.

July 17, 2020 at 2:43 PM South Auburn Street near the accident is being shut down to traffic. Please use an alternate route.

July 17, 2020 at 2:27 PM Accident on South Auburn Street, vehicle into a building, possibly major injuries. Emergency services en route. Extrication required.

July 17, 2020 at 11:43 AM Accident on Indian Springs Road near Maidu Trail, emergency services en route.

July 17, 2020 at 10:14 AM

July 17, 2020 at 6:27 AM A little cooler today, hotter weather returns for the weekend. Thunderstorm chances continue today with late afternoon and early evening activity mostly confined to the Sierra Nevada south of Interstate 80.

July 16, 2020 at 4:00 PM Latest update from Nevada County Public Health Dept. 9 new cases in western county, 3 in eastern county for a total of 197 positive cases. Data source: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458

July 16, 2020 at 2:58 PM SUV vs embankment on Idaho-Maryland Road at Brunswick Road, emergency services on scene.

July 16, 2020 at 11:51 AM Heads up from State Parks: Hardrock Trail and Penn Gate Parking lot at Empire Mine State Park will be closed from July 20th thru July 27th for work on the Sand Dam.

July 16, 2020 at 6:40 AM Slightly cooler today and Friday. Thunderstorm chances continue today with late afternoon and early evening activity mostly confined to the Sierra Nevada and portions of northeast California.

July 15, 2020 at 6:32 PM Per Beale fire, the Valley Fire has been contained at 450 acres.

July 15, 2020 at 4:53 PM Tanker 89 is released back to Grass Valley.

July 15, 2020 at 4:41 PM Helicopter is doing final bucket drops on the bit of open line. Dozers are working to extend lines around the fire. Estimated acreage is 500-600 acres. No structure threat.

July 15, 2020 at 4:37 PM Right flank of the Valley Fire is lined with retardant. Helicopter will do bucketwork on the right shoulder.

July 15, 2020 at 4:32 PM Helicopter LH is arriving on the Valley Fire, firefighters on the ground are making progress.

July 15, 2020 at 4:27 PM Tankers 88 and 89 reloaded and are returning to the Valley Fire at Beale Air Force Base.

July 15, 2020 at 4:06 PM Air Attack, Tanker 88 and 89 en route to the Beale incident, this is the Valley Fire.

July 15, 2020 at 3:53 PM The fire is near Beale Air Force Base’s Grass Valley gate. Aircraft and additional engines requested.

July 15, 2020 at 3:49 PM Possible vegetation fire in the Thermalands area.

July 15, 2020 at 3:02 PM

July 15, 2020 at 2:24 PM Cars parked over the fog line on Hwy 49 nera the 49er Bridge. Use caution in the area and do not park in non-designated spots.

July 15, 2020 at 1:49 PM Accident near Hwy 49 at Bell Road, in front of US Bank, one lane is blocked. Emergency services are on scene.

July 15, 2020 at 1:26 PM I-80 near Rollins Lake Road is all clear again.

July 15, 2020 at 12:47 PM

July 15, 2020 at 12:17 PM Non-injury accident on Hwy 20 near Scotts Flat Road. Lanes are clear.

July 15, 2020 at 7:33 AM Sierra thunderstorms possible, slight cool down tomorrow. Thunderstorm chances return to the NorCal mountains over the next few days. Late afternoon and early evening activity will mostly be confined to the Sierra Nevada south of Interstate 80 today. Heat will peak across the region today with widespread moderate, locally high, heat risk expected across the northern half of the Sacramento Valley and surrounding terrain. Moderating temperatures are forecast for the remainder of the week before rising again this weekend.

July 14, 2020 at 3:37 PM The latest Nevada County Public Health update. 183 cases total with 3 new cases, 2 on the west side and 1 on the east side. 2 active hospitalizations reported.

July 14, 2020 at 7:19 AM Chance of thunderstorms in the high country on Wednesday. After a long dry period, the potential for mountain thunderstorms returns Wednesday and Thursday.

July 13, 2020 at 7:56 PM Smoke check in the area of the 13000 block of La Barr Meadows Road, possibly a camp fire or debris fire. Units are en route.

July 13, 2020 at 7:03 PM River rescue underway near Bridgeport, ambulance en route to meet up with first responders.

July 13, 2020 at 4:10 PM Nevada County Public Health update: 6 new cases in eastern Nevada County, 11 new cases in western Nevada County for a total of 180. Total tests conducted 10,477 – 1.718% positivity rate.

July 13, 2020 at 4:07 PM Stamp IC reports 1/2 acre, forward progress at the head of the fire has been stopped. Requesting one additional crew.

July 13, 2020 at 4:04 PM Stampede Air Attack is canceling the Super Scoopers and the Helicopter. IC thinks they can handle with the ground resources assigned to the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation, there has been no lightning in the area.

July 13, 2020 at 3:50 PM New start near Stampede Lake, Air Attack 17 is overhead. Helicopter 516 from the ElDorado and the Super Scoopers are en route. Assigned: AA-17 TNF BC-71 BC-73 DIV-6 E-371 E-62

July 13, 2020 at 3:02 PM Car fire has been extinguished.

July 13, 2020 at 2:50 PM Passenger vehicle fire on Spenceville Road near Penn Valley Drive, units en route.

July 13, 2020 at 2:46 PM Frontier IC reports they can handle with units at scene, all other incoming units are being canceled.

July 13, 2020 at 2:42 PM Higgins Fire is on scene, reports one residence with lots of smoke showing. Holding the request for aircraft for now, Grass Valley tankers are assigned to the fire in Butte County.

July 13, 2020 at 2:33 PM Residential structure fire on Frontier Lane in the Higgins Fire District off Dog Bar Road. Numerous units en route, house is clear of occupants.

July 13, 2020 at 2:22 PM Updates on the Robinson Fire in Butte County will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/robinson/

July 13, 2020 at 2:16 PM

July 13, 2020 at 12:03 PM This just in: CA is now closing indoor operations STATEWIDE for:
-Restaurants
-Wineries
-Movie theaters, family entertainment
-Zoos, museums
-Cardrooms
Bars must close ALL operations.

July 13, 2020 at 10:59 AM NWS update: Warm weather will continue through the middle of the week, with more seasonal temperatures returning for the weekend. The hottest temperatures will be found across the northern and central Sacramento Valley and surrounding foothills. The Delta influence is forecast to be more prevalent this week, which should bring some relief to the southern Sacramento and northern San Joaquin Valleys. However, it will also lead to some elevated fire weather concerns around these areas today. Wednesday and Thursday, high elevation Sierra thunderstorms will be possible, mainly south of I-80.

July 13, 2020 at 6:38 AM Not quite as hot today compared to the past few days. The Delta Breeze increases later today and tonight, bringing cooler temperatures. Gusty winds are also expected over the northern Sierra. After a long dry period, the potential for mountain thunderstorms returns Wednesday and Thursday. Sierra thunderstorms are possible Wednesday afternoon and evening, potentially spreading into the Motherlode Thursday afternoon and evening.

July 12, 2020 at 6:40 PM Purdon IC reports they are bringing the patient out now.

July 12, 2020 at 6:34 PM After patient assessment, Purdon IC is releasing both helicopters.

July 12, 2020 at 6:32 PM Crews have made contact with the patient.

July 12, 2020 at 6:30 PM Battalion 2 is Purdon IC, Rescue 84 is at scene.

July 12, 2020 at 6:26 PM CHP Helicopter is on final approach to the incident. Calstar helicopter is staging at the Rood Center at this time.

July 12, 2020 at 6:23 PM First unit has arrived at scene, the parking lot is blocked.

July 12, 2020 at 6:22 PM Emergency services are trying to access Purdon Crossing, the number of vehicles on the narrow road make access difficult.

July 12, 2020 at 6:16 PM Medical rescue at Purdon Crossing, units en route.

July 12, 2020 at 4:48 PM Medics are at scene, canceling the engine.

July 12, 2020 at 4:45 PM First unit has arrived at Western Gateway Park, looking for the patient.

July 12, 2020 at 4:42 PM Emergency services en route to a possible near-drowning in Western Gateway Park. Subject is reported out of the water and breathing.

July 12, 2020 at 3:55 PM Vehicle accident on Tyler Foote near Jackass Flats, units at scene.

July 12, 2020 at 10:16 AM All Ground resources staging near Magra and River Ridge are being canceled.

July 12, 2020 at 10:14 AM Air Attack 17 is releasing all aircraft. Tanker 104 is returning to McClellan, Helicopter 514 is returning to White Cloud.

July 12, 2020 at 10:11 AM The aircraft have located vehicles kicking up dust plumes near a ridge. They’ll stay overhead for a few more minutes before returning to their respective bases.

July 12, 2020 at 10:09 AM Tanker 104 is seeing some pollen blooms about 1 mile south of I-80.

July 12, 2020 at 10:07 AM Air Attack is over the canyon, no smoke visible yet. Helicopter 514 is inbound as well. Tanker 104 is overhead as well.

July 12, 2020 at 9:57 AM Incoming units to stage at Magra and River Ridge. Smoke is laying down in the drainage, no source located yet.

July 12, 2020 at 9:54 AM Units in the area are attempting to locate the fire. Dense canopy is making locating the smoke difficult. Air Attack and Helicopter on order.

July 12, 2020 at 9:32 AM Reported vegetation fire in Dutch Flat near River Ridge Road, full wildland dispatch en route. This will be the River incident.

July 12, 2020 at 9:03 AM Smoke check on Mooney Flat Road, white smoke seen. Several engines en route.

July 12, 2020 at 8:48 AM Units at scene on Sweetland Road report this is not a power line but a phone line.

July 12, 2020 at 8:39 AM Possible electrical hazard, low-hanging lines on Sweetland Road near School Street in North San Juan, units are en route.

July 11, 2020 at 5:59 PM First unit at scene reports a 20 by 20 spot only, burning at a slow rate of spread. Two engines to continue in, all others can cancel.

July 11, 2020 at 5:56 PM Full wildland dispatch for a brush and some grass on fire on Lincoln Way in Auburn.

July 11, 2020 at 2:58 PM First unit at scene reports small spot only, canceling aircraft and most incoming resources. Two engines to mop up.

July 11, 2020 at 2:56 PM Full wildland dispatch, including air resources, to Spenceville Road near Ready Springs Elementary in Penn Valley. 20 by 30 spot caused by cuttings posts.

July 11, 2020 at 12:49 PM Spotted the “Mask Superhero” and her posse of Nevada City Rotarians handing out free masks at Dave’s Auto Repair on Zion Street!

July 11, 2020 at 9:48 AM PG&E contract helicopter flying in the Lake Vera area.

July 10, 2020 at 6:58 PM

July 10, 2020 at 5:32 PM All aircraft is being canceled from the Secret incident, firefighters have a knockdown on the fire.

July 10, 2020 at 5:23 PM Now a full wildland dispatch for a completely engulfed semi truck on westbound I-80 near the Secret Town off ramp. Fire has spread to the vegetation. This will be the Secret incident.

July 10, 2020 at 3:41 PM The latest update for Nevada County.

July 10, 2020 at 3:20 PM Tyler IC released H24, starting a rope operation.

July 10, 2020 at 2:59 PM CHP Helicopter now also arriving at scene on Tyler Foote Crossing. Releasing the medic unit.

July 10, 2020 at 2:34 PM Metro Copter 1 is arriving over the Tyler incident.

July 10, 2020 at 2:19 PM Rescue vehicle is at scene on Long Point. Helicopter coming from Sacramento County to assist, H20 is unavailable.

July 10, 2020 at 1:30 PM There is evidence of a car down the embankment, some car parts are visible. Given the very steep embankment, a request for CHP’s helicopter H20 will be made.

July 10, 2020 at 1:27 PM NSJ utility is at scene on Tyler Foote Crossing, they will be investigating.

July 10, 2020 at 1:14 PM Possible car over the embankment on Tyler Foote Crossing approximately on mile from Long Point Road. Skid marks on roadway, no car visible. NSJ Fire will check out.

July 10, 2020 at 12:40 PM Accident on Rattlesnake Road near Hwy 174, car vs motorcycle. Emergency services are on scene.

July 10, 2020 at 7:27 AM Hot weather continues, elevated fire weather concerns this weekend. Temperatures will be rising for the weekend. Most interior NorCal locations are forecast to be around 5-15° above normal this weekend. Make sure to take precautions from the heat & limit outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day.

July 9, 2020 at 8:35 PM Mop-up is in progress on the Waldo Fire, 2 acres in grass and flashy fuels. Fire is contained, releasing most of the resources.

July 9, 2020 at 8:28 PM IC has just canceled the Washington Ridge crew en route to the fire on Waldo.

July 9, 2020 at 8:27 PM Vegetation fire, Waldo Road and Chuck Yeager Road. Units are at scene

July 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM Live now: Nevada County’s Economy and COVID-19

July 9, 2020 at 3:40 PM The latest numbers are out and the Nevada County Dashboard now has more information.

The new and improved Nevada County Dashboard, access it here: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458

July 9, 2020 at 1:57 PM Updates on the Smartsville Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/smartsville-2/

July 9, 2020 at 1:25 PM Good progress, Caltrans is stopping construction work to have traffic flow better in both directions.

Photo courtesy
https://twitter.com/m_ocken

July 9, 2020 at 1:18 PM Fire now estimated at close to 2 acres. Structure is still threatened.

July 9, 2020 at 1:15 PM Fire is estimated about 1/2 acre.

July 9, 2020 at 1:08 PM Firefighters are making progress, the lower half of Smartsville Road is being considered for precautionary evacuation.

July 9, 2020 at 1:05 PM No evacuations at this time, however Smartsville Road is closed.

July 9, 2020 at 12:55 PM Precautionary .evacuations underway

July 9, 2020 at 12:53 PM Road closures are being set up, expect significant delays on Hwy 20 near Smartsville.

July 9, 2020 at 12:51 PM Tanker 89 is on final approach to the fire.

July 9, 2020 at 12:45 PM Reported vegetation fire on Smartsville Road, full wildand dispatch en route. Reported as a field on fire, close to a barn.

July 9, 2020 at 12:02 PM Join us live for the first town hall of the day: When the power goes out

July 9, 2020 at 6:17 AM Hot and dry weather will continue across the region through the upcoming weekend. High temperatures will be around 5-10 degrees above average over the weekend and early next week.

July 9, 2020 at 6:01 AM

July 8, 2020 at 6:46 PM Reinette Senum has declined to take her seat on the Nevada City City Council for her upcoming 4-year term.

July 8, 2020 at 5:40 PM Emergency services are in the area of the Brunswick overpass, after a jumper was reported. So far nobody located.

July 8, 2020 at 4:28 PM Latest Nevada County Public Health COVID-19 update: 155 (+4) confirmed cases with 57 (+4) active cases. 96 (+1) on the east side, 59 (+3) on the west side.

Two hospitals – SNMH and TTFH – are reporting a total of 2 hospitalized patients and 1 person in ICU, per the state statistics. The 14-day delta (change from 14 days prior) is at 69 cases, or 85.2%.

ZIP codes with more than 10 cases:

  • 96161: 88
  • 95945: 20
  • 95949: 13

Age distribution:
0-17: 15
18-49: 81
50-64: 38
65+: 20
unknown: 1

July 8, 2020 at 1:41 PM Canceling the tanker, the Washington Ridge crews, the dozer and most of the engines still en route.

July 8, 2020 at 1:38 PM Air Attack, helicopter and Tanker 89 en route to the Gamble Fire. First unit at scene reports 1/4 acre, mostly extinguished by locals. Four engines at scene to continue in, all others can cancel.

July 8, 2020 at 1:33 PM Reported 30 by 40 spot on fire, close to a structure on Gamble Lane off Brewer Road. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 8, 2020 at 11:15 AM

July 8, 2020 at 9:46 AM Accident on Hwy 49 near Sweetland Road, overturned vehicle with parties out of the vehicle. Emergency services en route as a precautionary measure.

July 8, 2020 at 6:26 AM Dry, typical summer weather expected for the area. Temperatures will rise above normal for the rest of this week, peaking around 100 for the Valley this weekend.

July 8, 2020 at 5:05 AM Fire is contained, all fire and law enforcement units have been released.

July 8, 2020 at 5:02 AM Law enforcement Arriving at scene in case of evacuations required. First engine at scene reports a 10 by 10 spot only, no threat to the structure. Canceling most incoming resources, prevention officer to continue in.

July 8, 2020 at 5:00 AM Reported shrubs on fire in front of Springhill Apartments on Dorsey Drive in Gras Valley. Numerous units en route.

July 7, 2020 at 4:53 PM Truckee (88), Grass Valley(20) and Alta Sierra (13) ZIP codes are listed in the latest Nevada County Public Health update. The total case number is now 151 (+6) with 95 (+2) on the east side and 56 (+4) on the west side. There are 53 active cases.

Two hospitals – SNMH and TTFH – are reporting a total of 6 hospitalized patients and 1 person in ICU, per the state statistics. The 14-day delta (change from 14 days prior) is at 67 cases, or 84.8%.

Age distribution:
0-17: 15
18-49: 79
50-64: 38
65+: 18
unknown: 1

July 7, 2020 at 4:08 PM Accident on Hwy 49 near the South Yuba, emergency services at scene.Roadway blocked according to CHP report.

July 7, 2020 at 3:56 PM

July 7, 2020 at 2:45 PM Non-injury accident on Scotts Flat Road near Scotts Valley Road.

July 7, 2020 at 1:25 PM Updates on the Buckeye Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/buckeye-2/

July 7, 2020 at 1:17 PM The fire is on the Tahoe National Forest, approx. 3 miles from White Cloud. Helicopter 514 is overhead. This will be the Buckeye incident.

July 7, 2020 at 1:17 PM The fire is on the Tahoe National Forest, approx. 3 miles from White Cloud. Helicopter 514 is overhead. This will be the Buckeye incident.

July 7, 2020 at 12:00 PM As a reminder, PG&E is doing line inspections in Nevada County today and Thursday – low-flying helicopter alert.

July 7, 2020 at 6:49 AM Seasonably warm, trending towards hot. Near to slightly below normal temperatures are expected today, with sunny skies.

July 6, 2020 at 7:23 PM Latest update from Nevada County Public Health Department shows 145 cases, with 50 active cases. 52 (+8) cases total in western county, 93 (+8) on the east side. Number of tests administered has gone up to 8,340 (+1,270)

69 females and 76 males make up the 145 total cases.

Age distribution:
0-17: 15
18-49: 76
50-64: 36
65+: 17
unknown: 1

July 6, 2020 at 6:02 PM Firefighters are making good progress, line is almost complete around the fire. Canceling some of the incoming resources, including the helicopter.

July 6, 2020 at 5:57 PM Gary Air Attack is over the fire, tanker and helicopter are arriving on scene.

July 6, 2020 at 5:53 PM Aircraft are en route to the fire from Grass Valley and White Cloud.

July 6, 2020 at 5:42 PM Report of smoke seen on Lanza Lane near Gary Drive in Smartsville. Full wildland dispatch on order. This will be the Gary incident.

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July 6, 2020 at 3:19 PM The latest California Department of Public Health (CDPH) list 141 positive cases of COVID-19 for Nevada County, an increase of 16 since Thursday. The data includes all new cases up to July 5, 2020. Later today, the Nevada County update will include the latest active cases and the number of tests performed last week.

July 6, 2020 at 1:54 PM PG&E conducts pre-inspections via helicopter tomorrow and Thursday in Nevada County. Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, July 7, PG&E will begin conducting pre-inspection flights as part of improving its Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program by making events smaller in size, shorter in length and smarter for our customers. PG&E does not anticipate initiating a PSPS, these flights will be practice runs to gather information regarding timing and mapping of inspections during a future PSPS.

July 6, 2020 at 8:00 AM A RED FLAG WARNING for EXTREME FIRE DANGER has been issued for the Truckee Area today due to high winds and low humidity this afternoon from 2pm to 9pm. The National Weather Service issues Red Flag Warnings during times of critical fire weather like windy, hot and dry conditions, that could lead to rapid or dramatic increases in wildfire activity beyond the ability of fire agency’s to control. During these times EXTREME caution is urged by all residents and visitors, A simple spark can cause a major wildfire.

July 6, 2020 at 7:16 AM Units in the area are unable to locate the reported smoke.

July 6, 2020 at 7:01 AM Possible vegetation fire on Marysville Road near Bald Mountain Road, just north of Browns Valley. Units en route.

July 6, 2020 at 6:35 AM Weather forecast on repeat: Dry and warm this week. A ridge building over the Four Corners will warm things up into next weekend.

July 6, 2020 at 6:06 AM On July 4th, the Sierra County sheriff’s office, with the assistance of multiple law enforcement agencies, located the missing juvenile who fled from the shooting. The juvenile was found in good health and did not need medical treatment.

Shortly after locating the juvenile, law enforcement officers encountered the shooting suspect driving a side-by-side off highway vehicle. Officers attempted to stop the suspect, but he fled south on Saddleback Road towards Downieville. The suspect was stopped and arrested on Saddleback Road approximately one mile north of Highway 49.

July 5, 2020 at 9:40 PM Units at scene report small spot only, canceling some incoming resources.

July 5, 2020 at 9:28 PM Reported grass fire, about a 50 by 50 spot, on Spruce Lane – west of Collins Lake. Units en route.

July 5, 2020 at 5:40 PM Units at scene can handle, incoming helicopter, dozer and crews canceled. Air Attack 230 is at scene.

July 5, 2020 at 5:36 PM Helicopter 514 is en route to the fire on Marysville Road, Tanker 88 is overhead.

July 5, 2020 at 5:25 PM Reported vegetation fire on Marysville Road near Bald Mountain Road (just north of Browns Valley) in Yuba County. Full wildland dispatch, including aircraft, on order

July 5, 2020 at 1:42 PM

July 5, 2020 at 1:26 PM Lorrie incident is on a vacant lot, small fire only. Dozer is back in quarters.

July 5, 2020 at 12:57 PM Reported grass fire in Alta Sierra on Lorrie Drive. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 4, 2020 at 10:10 PM Several reports of dogs running in the roadway on McCourtney and also Brunswick, please reduce your speed and use caution.

July 4, 2020 at 9:49 PM Numerous reports of fireworks in the Nevada City and Grass Valley neighborhoods.

July 4, 2020 at 8:26 PM Residential structure fire on Marysville Road near Fruitland Road in Yuba County is now reported as a vegetation fire. Units are en route.

July 4, 2020 at 5:06 PM Reports of fireworks near Lake Wildwood in the Deer Creek drainage. Previous reports also mention fireworks near Rough&Ready Hwy. Fireworks are banned in Nevada County.

July 4, 2020 at 4:47 PM The City of Grass Valley will be putting on a fireworks show tonight, around 9:30pm. “Look towards the sky over the Hwy 49 and Dorsey overpass and enjoy the fireworks from home. Due to COVID-19, the City is requesting that you stay home or close to home with household members only to watch the show. The fireworks will be visible from many locations within the City,” their flyer reads.

The event is sponsored by:

Cranmer Engineering Inc.
Hills Flat Lumber
Peters’ Drilling & Pump Service 49er Breakfast Rotary of Nevada City A&A Air Conditioning & Heating C&D Construction
Dorsey Marketplace
Economy Pest Control
Stucki Jewelers
Tru-Line Builders
New York Life – Kyle Smith Agent

Do NOT park on Hwy 49 or one off the on or off ramps. Grass Valley Fire will have engines at the event. This 4th of July Fireworks Show is performed by licensed pyrotechnics professional. Fireworks are banned throughout Nevada County and the western Nevada County Fireworks task force will be active through the weekend.

July 4, 2020 at 1:22 PM Traffic on North Bloomfield towards the Yuba river is at a standstill. Multiple cars are blocking the road.

July 4, 2020 at 1:07 PM Cars are reportedly parked on the 49er bridge at the South Yuba, causing a traffic hazard.

July 4, 2020 at 11:43 AM

July 4, 2020 at 9:54 AM Dry weather with temperatures close to average is expected to persist. Dry weather and slightly above average highs are expected today.

July 3, 2020 at 8:17 PM There is an ongoing law enforcement operation in Sierra County. Expect delays on Hwy 49 between Camptonville and Downieville. We will not be posting details until the operation is concluded. If you can, avoid the area. Update: Sierra County Sheriff’s Office released this information: https://yubanet.com/regional/shooting-in-sierra-county/

July 3, 2020 at 7:03 PM Latest Nevada County Public Health COVID-19 numbers. Total cases: 129 cases, 6 new cases reported today. 85 on the east side (+2) and 44 on the west side (+4) of Nevada County. 45 active cases, with 14 cases total in the Grass Valley ZIP code, 77 in the Truckee ZIP code, no change in either ZIP code. Two weeks ago, June 18th, the total case count was 71, with 20 cases in west county and 51 on the east side.

Cases by age:

0-17: 10
18-49: 70
50-64: 28
65+: 18
Age unknown: 3

July 3, 2020 at 5:17 PM Trail IC reports CHP Helicopter has the patient, will land at the Rood Center to transfer to medics.

July 3, 2020 at 4:50 PM Trail IC the crews are making their way in to the patient from two different access points. H20 remains overhead.

July 3, 2020 at 4:18 PM CHP Helicopter H20 assisting with a medical rescue on the South Yuba near Hoyt’s Crossing. This is the Trail incident.

July 3, 2020 at 1:34 PM All units are being canceled after a thorough area check. Neither a fire nor the caller have been located.

July 3, 2020 at 1:29 PM Units in the Smartsville area are unable to locate any fire, reducing all incoming units to code 2 (no lights and sirens.)

July 3, 2020 at 1:25 PM Units are in the area, attempting to locate the fire.

July 3, 2020 at 1:17 PM Vegetation fire, spreading quickly according to caller, caused by fireworks at Parks Bar Quarry in Smartsville. Full wildland dispatch en route. The fire is reported to be on the side of the river.

July 3, 2020 at 12:01 PM Accident on eastbound I-80 near the Hwy 174 off ramp in Colfax. Eastbound traffic is being held at 174.

July 3, 2020 at 11:09 AM Cars parked near the 49er bridge on the South Yuba are causing a traffic hazard. Expect tickets and towing.

July 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM Seasonable temperatures, calm winds – perfect summer weather. Dry weather with temperatures close to average will continue today. Make sure to practice fire safety, especially this 4th of July weekend! Obey all local restrictions on fireworks.

July 2, 2020 at 6:26 PM Helicopter 514 is returning to White Cloud. Mop-up operations are starting.

July 2, 2020 at 6:13 PM Lone Air Attack is releasing both Tankers back to Grass Valley on a load and hold. They will be available to return if needs be. Tahoe Helicopter 514 is working the hotspots.

July 2, 2020 at 6:06 PM Air Attack reports the Lone Fire is about 3-5 acres, about to run into a paved road that will slow progress.

July 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM Latest numbers from the Public Health Department now lists 123 cases – an increase of 6 new cases today. 4 new cases on the west side, 2 on the east side. 39 active cases. 14 cases total in the Grass Valley ZIP code, 77 in the Truckee ZIP code.

0-17 years: 11
18-49: 69
50-64: 25
65+: 17
Unknown age: 1

July 2, 2020 at 5:53 PM First unit at scene reports 3/4 acre, slow rate of spread. Aircraft is on scene.

July 2, 2020 at 5:46 PM Vegetation fire on Lone Tree Way off Loma Rica Road, Yuba County, full wildland dispatch on order.

July 2, 2020 at 11:34 AM Tahoe National Forest firefighters will be staffing 24/7 from Friday through Sunday. All 11 engines, 10 patrols and one Type one crew will be on. The 12-person heli attack crew will be available 24/7 with or without Helicopter 514 (no nighttime flight capability). Please be safe everyone.

July 2, 2020 at 10:52 AM Reported vegetation fire on Loma Rica Road, Yuba County. Units en route to a reported 200 by 70 spot.

July 2, 2020 at 7:51 AM USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Update: The Tallac Fire is contained, which means a control line has been completed around the fire. LTBMU firefighters made good progress last night with assistance from local, state and federal agencies including CAL FIRE Amador-El Dorado Unit. Due to more accurate mapping, the size has been downgraded to 2.2 acres. We urge Highway 89 travelers to use caution in the area between Camp Richardson and Emerald Bay as firefighters continue to mop-up this morning.

Photo by Elsa Gaule, USFS

July 2, 2020 at 6:21 AM Dry weather with temperatures close to average will continue today. Typical early July weather is expected this holiday weekend, with dry conditions and near normal temperatures.

July 1, 2020 at 10:36 PM Hammonton IC is canceling most incoming units, both dozer and engines.

July 1, 2020 at 10:23 PM Firefighters are making good progress. Staging the dozer on Hammonton-Smartsville. Units at scene should be able to handle.

July 1, 2020 at 10:19 PM Units at scene report multiple small spots from fireworks, largest one is a 50 by 50.

July 1, 2020 at 10:12 PM Reported campers in the area of Hammonton-Smartsville Road, apparently refusing to leave. Firefighters will be making access to the fire shortly.

July 1, 2020 at 10:02 PM All units en route to the Hammonton incident.

July 1, 2020 at 9:58 PM Reported vegetation fire, size of a football field per the caller, in the Smartsville area off Hammonton Road. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 1, 2020 at 9:55 PM

July 1, 2020 at 9:12 PM

July 1, 2020 at 5:15 PM The latest Nevada County Public Health update is live. One new case, a total of 33 active cases, 83 recovered and 1 death. Out of the 117 cases total, 81 cases on the east side (73 in the Truckee ZIP code) and 36 on the west side (12 in the Grass Valley ZIP code.)

Hospitalization data (48-72 hour lag) from the California COVID site.

July 1, 2020 at 5:01 PM First unit has arrived at scene, reports a small spot only, extinguished by locals. Auburn City engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

July 1, 2020 at 4:58 PM Reported small vegetation fire, approx. 10 y 15 spot on Auburn Folsom Road near Deerbrooke in Auburn, full wildland dispatch en route.

July 1, 2020 at 11:38 AM Unit at scene reports a 20 by 20 spot, right outside the gate, mostly extinguished by locals. Continue one engine and PV Chief, all others can cancel.

July 1, 2020 at 11:31 AM Reported vegetation fire on Fair Oaks Drive near Lake Wildwood Drive in Penn Valley. Reported as a fire near the gate. Numerous units en route.

July 1, 2020 at 10:58 AM PG&E helicopter flying power lines in Nevada County.

July 1, 2020 at 7:42 AM Quiet, dry weather pattern continues. Typical early July weather is expected this holiday weekend, with dry conditions and near normal temperatures.

July 1, 2020 at 7:25 AM Firefighters have contained a detached garage fire on Wolf Trail off Loma Rica Road in Yuba County.

July 1, 2020 at 7:00 AM You can find last month’s log here. The backstory on the featured image: This baby Stellar’s Jay probably ventured out way too early from the nest. We watched it for a few hours, no parents showed up and we couldn’t locate a nest. When juvenile squirrels started to play/run at the lilac and try to chase “Squeaky,” we (carefully) grabbed the bird and took it to the amazing Wildlife Rehabilitation&Release Intake Center. Once fully fledged, able to fly and fend for themselves, Squeaky and another Stellar’s Jay will be released back here at YubaNet HQ.