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July 31, 2021 at 12:27 PM Units at scene on Penn Valley Drive report only minor injuries, if any, to the parties involved. Canceling some incoming resources. The roadway is blocked at this time.

July 31, 2021 at 12:25 PM Vehicle accident, truck vs passenger vehicle, on the 17000 block of Penn Valley Drive. Units arriving at scene.

July 31, 2021 at 10:58 AM Slow down in the area of Penn Valley Dr / Indian Springs Rd. A small Chihuahua is running in the roadway. Please give the pup the right of way.

July 31, 2021 at 9:31 AM A PG&E contract helicopter is inspecting lines on the San Juan Ridge.

July 30, 2021 at 5:20 PM Reported small spot on fire on Clark Street in Grass Valley, now extinguished. Full wildland dispatch was on order, canceled now. Instead a PG&E crew has been requested to check a transformer. 17 customers are out of power.

July 30, 2021 at 1:39 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 65 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. That’s a total of 214 cases this week. Out of 5,416 cases since the start of the pandemic, 247 are active. Nine people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

102,714 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

48,807 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 56.2% of residents 18 and older.

July 30, 2021 at 1:29 PM Power has been restored to the 1,219 customers.

July 30, 2021 at 12:24 PM The estimated time of restoration for the 1,219 customers out of power has been updated to 4:30 pm.

July 30, 2021 at 11:12 AM Passenger vehicle fire on eastbound Hwy 20 at Penn Valley Drive, black smoke coming from under the vehicle. Units at scene.

July 30, 2021 at 9:41 AM Mountain thunderstorm chances through Sunday, moderate heat risk today. Isolated thunderstorm chances in the afternoons and evenings over the Sierra, the Shasta County mountains, and Coastal Range. Highs 96 to 107°. Lows mid 60s to 70s, locally lower 80s in the Foothills.

July 30, 2021 at 9:08 AM Power outage affecting 1,222 customers in the Brunswick Basin, Idaho-Maryland, Banner Lava Cap area. Estimated restoration time is 12:30 pm – this an automated estimate. Map on our dashboard.

July 29, 2021 at 8:12 PM Firefighters have located at small spot, possibly a discarded cigarette. The fire is extinguished, cancelling all incoming units.

July 29, 2021 at 8:10 PM Units at scene of a small fire behind Lumberjacks on Nevada City Highway in te Glenbrook Basin. Reported as a 5 by 5 spot.

July 29, 2021 at 4:39 PM Smoke check on Palisades Creek Trail, south of Cascade Lake in the Kingvale area.

July 29, 2021 at 4:02 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 31 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,350 cases since the start of the pandemic, 216 are active. Seven people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

102,565 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

48,735 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 56.1% of residents 18 and older.

July 29, 2021 at 3:58 PM Smoke forecast: Hazy days, clear evenings, smoky nights.

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July 29, 2021 at 1:35 PM Participate in Nevada County’s redistricting process! A public workshop is happening tonight, July 29th, at 6PM in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Center in Nevada City. Can’t attend in-person? Submit comments to redistricting@co.nevada.ca.us and watch online at www.MyNevadaCounty.com/BoardMeetings. Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a board member. This process happens every ten years following the Census to ensure that each Board of Supervisor member represents the same amount of constituents. Learn more, subscribe for updates, or find opportunities to submit comments at www.MyNevadaCounty.com/Redistricting.

July 29, 2021 at 1:26 PM Reported commercial vehicle fire, with threat to the vegetation, on westbound I-80 at Magra just west of Hwy 174.

July 29, 2021 at 12:53 PM Estimated restoration time for the two circuits down has been updated to 4:00 pm.

July 29, 2021 at 9:31 AM Power outage affecting 2,112 customers in the Rough and Ready and Penn Valley areas. Crews have been assigned to assess the outages affecting two circuits.

July 29, 2021 at 9:24 AM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Colfax area have reached: 150 AQI (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups) on Thursday, July 29.

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 29, 2021 at 8:39 AM Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors. While cases continue to surge and until vaccination rates have increased in Nevada County, it is strongly recommended that vaccinated residents wear masks in indoor public settings such as a grocery store or restaurant. The current California Department of Public Health (CDPH) masking mandate requires individuals that are not vaccinated to wear face coverings in indoor settings. In addition, face coverings are required in healthcare settings, jails, public transportation and schools.

July 29, 2021 at 8:32 AM Mountain thunderstorm chances this week, moderate heat risk through Friday. Thunderstorms may produce gusty erratic winds and locally heavy rain as well as dangerous lightning which could bring the potential for fire starts. No flooding impacts expected to burn scars. Moderate Risk for heat-related illnesses for pets, livestock, and those who are sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration.

July 29, 2021 at 7:53 AM Units at scene report no fire on Andregg Road.

July 29, 2021 at 7:50 AM Vehicle into a power pole, lines are down and possibly some vegetation on fire on Andregg Road in the Newcastle area, units arriving at scene.

July 29, 2021 at 7:42 AM Light haze and smoke will persist throughout the area for much of the day.

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July 28, 2021 at 7:17 PM Units at scene in Colfax report no fire, canceling all incoming units.

July 28, 2021 at 7:07 PM Reported commercial vehicle fire with possible threat to the wildland on westbound I-80 near the train trestle in Colfax. Nothing visible on the cameras.

July 28, 2021 at 2:49 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 26 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,324 cases since the start of the pandemic, 205 are active. Eight people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

102,380 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

48,594 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 55.9% of residents 18 and older.

July 28, 2021 at 1:47 PM The smoke forecast video has been posted.

July 28, 2021 at 1:28 PM Smoke from the 217,581-acre Dixie Fire is moving south. there are no other active fires in the Yuba, Nevada Placer areas.

July 28, 2021 at 11:45 AM Units at scene report no vegetation involved, resources at scene can handle. Canceling all incoming resources.

July 28, 2021 at 11:44 AM Better location for the reported car fire is near Mother Truckers.

July 28, 2021 at 11:36 AM Reported passenger vehicle fire with threat to the vegetation on Purdon Road near Whittlesey Lane. Full wildland dispatch on order. Nothing visible from YubaNet HQ yet.

July 28, 2021 at 11:30 AM False alarm, all units being canceled.

July 28, 2021 at 11:27 AM Full wildland dispatch for a reported vegetation fire on Placer Hills Road near Sugar Pine Road in the Meadow Vista area.

July 28, 2021 at 8:04 AM Mountain thunderstorm chances this week, moderate heat risk through Friday. Isolated thunderstorm chances this afternoon and evening mainly from about I-80 south over the Sierra. Moderate Risk for heat-related illnesses for pets, livestock, and those who are sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration.

July 27, 2021 at 3:13 PM Report of a loud explosion heard, possible a tire exploding, on Hwy 49 near Broad Street.

July 27, 2021 at 3:06 PM Possible passenger vehicle fire on Brunswick Road near Greenhorn Road in Grass Valley. Possibly just a vehicle overheating, no flames seen. Units being dispatched.

July 27, 2021 at 2:58 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 69 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,300 cases since the start of the pandemic, 193 are active. Seven people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

102,145 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

48,547 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 55.9% of residents 18 and older.

July 27, 2021 at 1:42 PM Forward progress has been stopped, resources at scene can handle the Buckboard incident.

July 27, 2021 at 1:40 PM Unirs at scene report about 1/2 acre in grass, bumping the road, firefighters are making good progress.

July 27, 2021 at 1:34 PM Small vegetation fire reported on Buckboard Road in the Higgins area just south of Dew Drop. Units dispatched include Grass Valley, Higgins and CAL FIRE resources.

July 27, 2021 at 10:36 AM Power has been restored to residents along Idaho-Maryland Road.

July 27, 2021 at 9:08 AM Smoke check, caller reports light smoke in the area of Loma Rica Road and Kibbe Road.

July 27, 2021 at 8:59 AM Power outage affecting 308 customers along Idaho-Maryland Road.

July 27, 2021 at 8:02 AM Widespread sprinkles and thunderstorms possible today. Cooler temperatures are expected today across inland areas of interior NorCal as clouds associated with a monsoon surge remain over the area. A few thunderstorms will be possible across portions of far northern California today.

July 26, 2021 at 6:49 PM Stone IC reports a dozer line around the fire. All aircraft is off the fire, ground resources are starting mop up. Some resources are being released.

July 26, 2021 at 5:23 PM Fire activity has picked up on the Stone incident on Sugarpine Mill Road north of Foresthill. Additional TNF and CAL FIRE resources assigned.

July 26, 2021 at 5:03 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 23 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,232 cases since the start of the pandemic, 124 are active. Seven people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

102,026 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

48,536 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 55.9% of residents 18 and older.

July 26, 2021 at 4:37 PM Tanker 89 has been released back to Grass Valley by Stone Air Attack.

July 26, 2021 at 4:34 PM Stone IC report they are making progress with line construction. Additional ground resources requested.

July 26, 2021 at 4:20 PM TNF Helicopter 514 is on final approach, the helitack crew will disembark and the ship will start doing water drops. The tankers are on a load and return out of Grass Valley.

July 26, 2021 at 4:07 PM Tankers 88 and 89, plus a helicopter are over the Stone incident. Ground resources are making access.

July 26, 2021 at 3:59 PM Reported vegetation fire near the historical Sugarpine Mill south of the Foresthill OHV area in Placer County. Air Attack 17 is over the incident. This will be the Stone incident.

July 26, 2021 at 3:40 PM Holding all resources at their current location. Air Attack 17 is over the area, no column, no smoke.

July 26, 2021 at 3:37 PM Firefighters are in the area, attempting to locate the smoke. Air Attack take a look in the area.

July 26, 2021 at 3:30 PM Full wildland dispatch for a dark column of smoke reported by Wolf Mountain lookout in the area of Rattlesnake Ridge and Silver Pick Court. Nothing visible on the cameras.

July 26, 2021 at 2:58 PM Firefighters have thoroughly checked the area on Hwy 20 and Poker Flat, overheated vehicle only. Canceling all incoming resources.

July 26, 2021 at 2:53 PM Commercial vehicle fire, reported as a lot of smoke seen coming from a motorhome, on Hwy 20 near Poker Flat east of Penn Valley.

July 26, 2021 at 1:40 PM Forward progress of the vegetation fire has been stopped.

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July 26, 2021 at 1:38 PM Per Truckee Police: Road Closure at Reynolds Way-No ETA of opening. Use alternative route.

July 26, 2021 at 1:37 PM Power lines are down in the area, life safety check for all units incoming and at scene.

July 26, 2021 at 1:29 PM Units at scene in Truckee report vegetation fire due to the crash. Six homes on both sides of the road have been evacuated. Additional resources are arriving at scene.

July 26, 2021 at 1:22 PM There is a fire hazard in the immediate vicinity of the crash, evacuations are starting. Truckee PD is using hi-lo sirens in the Ponderosa Palisades.

July 26, 2021 at 1:21 PM Updated location is north of the Ponderosa golf course.

July 26, 2021 at 1:19 PM Report of a small airplane crash near the Truckee Airport. Numerous units dispatched, one unit reporting the plane went down west of 267 and north of Brockway.

July 26, 2021 at 7:05 AM Sprinkles, showers and thunderstorms through Tuesday. Temperatures will be a little cooler across the region today as clouds associated with a monsoon surge move up from the south. Thunderstorms are possible today, especially in the afternoon over higher terrain. Sprinkles or light showers will be possible elsewhere across the region.

July 26, 2021 at 6:24 AM Solo vehicle accident on North Bloomfield, car vs tree. Vehicle appears abandoned.

July 25, 2021 at 9:40 PM

July 25, 2021 at 9:09 PM Westbound I-80 is completely blocked at Secret Town, hard closure now at Rollins Lake.

July 25, 2021 at 9:05 PM Units on westbound I-80 report a fully involved trailer and about 1/2 acre of vegetation.

July 25, 2021 at 8:40 PM Commercial vehicle fire into the vegetation on westbound I-80 at Blue Canyon.

July 25, 2021 at 8:10 PM All updates on the Backbone fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/backbone/

July 25, 2021 at 8:04 PM Air Attack 230 has the smoke in sight, 1/4 acre in heavy timber at a slow rate of spread with very difficult access. This will be the Backbone incident.

July 25, 2021 at 7:58 PM Updated location is now Cruzon Grade on the San Juan Ridge.

July 25, 2021 at 7:51 PM Now a full wildland dispatch for the fire on Backbone Ridge off Cruzon Grade, multiple calls reporting a column.

July 25, 2021 at 7:41 PM Reported possible vegetation fire in the Backbone Ridge area off Bear Trap Springs Road northwest of Malakoff Diggins. Tahoe National Forest units dispatched to check for smoke.

July 25, 2021 at 3:40 PM Semi truck fire is contained, resources will be at scene for another 1-2 hours. Traffic will be diverted off westbound I-80 at Colfax.

July 25, 2021 at 3:32 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the semi trailer fire.

July 25, 2021 at 3:30 PM First units have arrived at scene, report no hazmat on board the semi. Both lanes of westbound I-80 are blocked, CHP is at scene and traffic is being diverted off I-80 at Canyon.

July 25, 2021 at 3:25 PM Commercial vehicle fire, reported as a semi with fire under the trailer, on westbound I-80 between Colfax and Placer Hills.

July 25, 2021 at 9:33 AM Smoke forecast July 25. The smoke is generated the 190,625-acre Dixie Fire, the 4,500-acre Fly Fire and the 66,744-acre Tamarack Fire.

July 25, 2021 at 8:53 AM Explainer: Fire talk Happening Now is filled with ‘report of vegetation fire,’ ‘initial attack,’ and ‘full wildland dispatch’ posts. Every incident page in the fire news section adds to the proliferation of fire jargon, so here’s a short explainer. These are only a few of the terms used routinely during a fire. If you want to know more, send us your questions about fire lingo and we’ll expand this list.

July 25, 2021 at 8:52 AM Isolated mountain thunderstorms this week. Monsoon moisture will be making a return starting today and will remain over the area for the entire week. This is going to bring thunderstorm chances with the best chances towards the Sierra crest but we could see some make it into the upper Foothills and over the Shasta County Mountains mainly on Tuesday. We could also see a few light showers over the northern Sacramento Valley Tuesday. Gusty erratic winds, lightning and brief downpours will be possible with any thunderstorms. The winds from thunderstorms could impact existing fires and new starts. A cooling trend also starts today with cooler temperatures expected Monday and Tuesday before warming back up mid-week.

July 24, 2021 at 9:37 PM Report of a bonfire at Diggins Hill Road and Dutch Flat Powerhouse Road. Units dispatched to check.

July 24, 2021 at 6:32 PM Tow truck has been requested for the fully burnt out passenger vehicle on Lake Vera, one lane is blocked.

July 24, 2021 at 5:58 PM Vera IC reports the fire contained, car fire is extinguished and vegetation has been contained to a 20 by 20ft spot.

July 24, 2021 at 5:56 PM Vera IC reports they can handle with resources at scene, cancel all incoming units.

July 24, 2021 at 5:55 PM Car fire reported as a fully involved car with a 10 by 10 spot of vegetation. First unit at scene reports little potential for growth.

July 24, 2021 at 5:50 PM Car fire with threat to the vegetation on Lake Vera/Purdon Road near New Rome Road. Full wildland dispatch on order. Nothing visible from YubaNet HQ.

July 24, 2021 at 5:12 PM Units at scene on Beacon Lane and Texas Hill have the vegetation fire contained, the structure is still smoldering. One crew, one water tender and a BC to continue in, all others can cancel.

July 24, 2021 at 5:09 PM Units on Clivus report pine cones falling on power lines, no lines down, no fire. Canceling incoming units.

July 24, 2021 at 5:06 PM Air Attack is over the fire, reports about 1/4 acre of vegetation burning at a slow to moderate rate of spread. Firefighters are making good progress.

July 24, 2021 at 5:05 PM Structure fire, fully involved structure with some extension to the vegetation, on Beacon Lane and Texas Hill Road in Oregon House. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 24, 2021 at 5:01 PM Now reportedly power lines down in the area. Units at scene on Clivus report nothing visible. One engine, one water tender to continue in.

July 24, 2021 at 4:57 PM Reported tree on fire on Clivus Drive off Hwy 49 in the Higgins area.

July 24, 2021 at 3:13 PM CHP units have located the reported vehicle fire, fire is extinguished. One engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

July 24, 2021 at 3:08 PM Report of a vehicle fire with threat to the vegetation on eastbound I-80 and Hwy 174. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 24, 2021 at 2:37 PM Fire on Hwy 193 is contained, traffic lanes are reopening.

July 24, 2021 at 1:56 PM The fire is held on both sides by roads, IC estimates no need for evacuations. Tanker 88 is returning to Grass Valley Air Attack Base, the helicopter at scene will work some hotspots.

July 24, 2021 at 1:53 PM Air Attack is keeping both tankers in orbit for now.

July 24, 2021 at 1:49 PM Hwy 193 is shut down in both directions of travel. IC is reporting approximately 2 acres in light fuels, crews are making good progress.

July 24, 2021 at 1:35 PM Another vegetation fire along the roadside in the Newcastle area on Hwy 193 just east of Summer Star way. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 24, 2021 at 8:59 AM Smoke forecast for July 24. Smoke from the Dixie, Fly and Tamarack fires will continue to impact the Foothills and valley regions.

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July 24, 2021 at 8:48 AM Isolated mountain thunderstorms next week. Quiet and warm weather is going to continue for today. A cooling trend starts tomorrow with cooler temperatures expected Monday and Tuesday before warming back up mid-week. Monsoon moisture will be making a return starting tomorrow and will remain over the area for the entire week. This is going to bring thunderstorm chances with the best chances towards the Sierra crest but we could see some make it into the upper Foothills and over the Shasta County Mountains mainly on Tuesday. Gusty erratic winds, lightning and brief downpours will be possible with any thunderstorms. The winds from thunderstorms could impact existing fires and new starts.

July 23, 2021 at 9:53 PM Hyatt IC reports the fire contained at 1/4 acre, they can handle with units at scene.

July 23, 2021 at 9:49 PM Hyatt IC reports forward progress has been stopped. Only NSJ units and three CAL FIRE engines to continue in, all other resources can cancel.

July 23, 2021 at 9:46 PM Dozer to continue in, code 2. Units at scene are making progress on the Hyatt incident.

July 23, 2021 at 9:40 PM There is no threat to structures at this time. The fire is on Moss Court, off Hyatt Road.

July 23, 2021 at 9:37 PM First North San Juan unit at scene reports about 1/4 acre, slow rate of spread. All units to continue in.

July 23, 2021 at 9:32 PM Single report of a possible vegetation fire in the area of Hyatt Road near Tyler Foote Crossing, reported as the size of a house. Units being dispatched now.

July 23, 2021 at 9:15 PM First units at scene on Henderson report this is a BBQ, canceling all responding units.

July 23, 2021 at 9:12 PM Residential structure fire, front deck on fire, in the Henderson Street and Colfax Hwy area in Grass Valley. Emergency services being dispatched.

July 23, 2021 at 3:59 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 27 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,209 cases since the start of the pandemic, 130 are active. Five people are hospitalized – two in ICU.

101,666 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

48,284 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 55.6% of residents 18 and older.

July 23, 2021 at 12:26 PM Hwy 49 is now fully open again.

July 23, 2021 at 12:06 PM The updated smoke forecast shows the Dixie Fire affecting the valley and Foothills south of the fire now:

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July 23, 2021 at 11:58 AM Firefighters are wrapping up mop-operations on the Cherry incident.

July 23, 2021 at 11:15 AM Hwy 49 at Cherry Creek now has one-lane traffic control. Expect delays.

July 23, 2021 at 11:10 AM A spot fire has developed on the Cherry Fire, firefighters are taking action.

July 23, 2021 at 10:57 AM Firefighters are continuing to extinguish hotspots. Cherry IC is releasing some resources to a new fire along Hwy 193 in the Newcastle area.

July 23, 2021 at 10:50 AM Southbound lanes on Hwy 49 remain closed, firefighters are making good progress, forward progress has been stopped.

July 23, 2021 at 10:45 AM Air Attack 230, Tanker 88 are over the incident, Helicopter has lifted from Auburn. Air Attack reports no threat to structures at this time.

July 23, 2021 at 10:44 AM Cherry IC advises single pine on top of Hwy 49 needs falling, Caltrans needs to respond as well.

July 23, 2021 at 10:42 AM Cherry IC is requesting CHP for traffic control. Avoid Hwy 49 between Alta Sierra and LoP, use an alternate route of possible. Southbound lanes are blocked.

July 23, 2021 at 10:41 AM Additional units arriving at scene of the Cherry incident.

July 23, 2021 at 10:39 AM First unit at scene reports a 40 by 50 spot, threat to a structure above.

July 23, 2021 at 10:32 AM Reported vegetation fire on Hwy 49 at Cherry Creek Road, south of Alta Sierra. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 23, 2021 at 9:56 AM Smoke from the 142,940-acre Dixie Fire is moving into the area. Expect more smoke overnight.

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July 23, 2021 at 7:36 AM Hot weather is expected today into the weekend. Temperatures are running anywhere from 3 to 8 degrees above average for mid to late July.

July 22, 2021 at 9:36 PM Power has been restored to 3,254 customers in the Nevada City area. North San Juan also restored.

July 22, 2021 at 8:57 PM Power outage affecting Nevada City will not be restored before 10:50 pm, per a PG&E update.

July 22, 2021 at 8:54 PM Power outage on the San Juan Ridge now affecting 1,161 customers, some have been without power since this morning. Estimated restoration time is Friday, 1:45 am.

July 22, 2021 at 8:39 PM Additional power outage affecting 502 customers on the San Juan Ridge.

July 22, 2021 at 8:38 PM Brady IC is holding the dozers at their present location. The structure is surrounded by roads and now retardant, they will be able to knock it down with the resources at scene.

July 22, 2021 at 8:37 PM Firefighters at scene have contained the small vegetation fire, working on the two-story wood structure now.

July 22, 2021 at 8:30 PM Engines are arriving at scene, Air Attack reports some involvement of vegetation. Retardant line around the structure is done.

July 22, 2021 at 8:25 PM Air Attack is working with Tanker 94 to establish a box around the structure while ground resources are still en route on the Brady incident.

July 22, 2021 at 8:24 PM

All EVACUATION ORDERS for the Swedes Fire in the Hurleton Swedes Flat area have been lifted. Residents can return to their homes.

July 22, 2021 at 8:21 PM Air Attack reports minimal exposure to the vegetation, one structure fully involved.

July 22, 2021 at 8:20 PM Aircraft have a very short window due to cutoff time to work the new start off Chalk Bluff.

July 22, 2021 at 8:13 PM Residential structure fire reported on Brady Road off Chalk Bluff. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 22, 2021 at 8:02 PM

BCSO is issuing an immediate evacuation order for Hurleton Swedes Flat area due to fire. For more information visit www.buttecounty.net/sheriff or call 833-512-5378.

July 22, 2021 at 7:49 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Rob incident in Butte County.

July 22, 2021 at 7:29 PM Fire near Swedes Flat Road in Butte County is estimated at 2-3 acres, fire is on both sides of the road, structures are threatened. This will be the Rob incident.

July 22, 2021 at 7:19 PM New start in Butte County, Swedes Flat and Greerty in the Hurleton area. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 22, 2021 at 6:19 PM PG&E crews are at scene on North Bloomfield, power lines are not blocking the roadway now. NCSO will clear the incident.

July 22, 2021 at 6:13 PM First unit at scene on Woodruff reports a 50 by 50 spot, one more engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

July 22, 2021 at 6:05 PM Reported residential structure fire with extension to the wildland in the area of Woodruff Lane and Hwy 20 in Yuba County, units are arriving at scene

July 22, 2021 at 5:49 PM North Bloomfield is blocked near Hardy Way due to the downed power pole.

July 22, 2021 at 5:42 PM Power lines down on North Bloomfield, emergency services dispatched.

July 22, 2021 at 5:36 PM Original outage affected 3254 customers. No cause and automatic estimate puts the time of restoration at 9:00 pm.

July 22, 2021 at 5:28 PM Power outage affecting Nevada City and the outlying areas.

July 22, 2021 at 4:36 PM The Dixie Fire is clearly visible from Nevada County and Placer County. The current view from YubaNet HQ shows two distinct headers. The plume was first visible around 6:30 am this morning, as opposed to the habitual noon rise.

July 22, 2021 at 4:12 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 24 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,182 cases since the start of the pandemic, 116 are active. Seven people are hospitalized – two in ICU.

101,457 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

48,228 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 55.5% of residents 18 and older.

July 22, 2021 at 3:51 PM Two car accident on northbound Hwy 49 at West Empire Street, traffic on 49 is snarled.

July 22, 2021 at 12:59 PM Non-injury accident, car into the embankment on North Bloomfield Road near Lazy Dog. Emergency services at scene, fire is leaving now.

July 22, 2021 at 11:35 AM In case you wonder why there are so few alerts sent out, here’s a short explainer on CodeRED.

July 22, 2021 at 7:45 AM Summer weather continues, heating up even more on Friday. Temperatures today will be a few degrees warmer than those of yesterday. Be sure to beat the heat by staying hydrated and taking breaks if you are outside.

July 21, 2021 at 9:20 PM All updates on the Purdon Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/purdon21/

July 21, 2021 at 9:15 PM First unit is arriving at scene.

July 21, 2021 at 9:10 PM Full wildland dispatch, minus the aircraft on order. Possibly a vehicle fire that got onto the vegetation.

July 21, 2021 at 8:59 PM Vegetation fire at Purdon Crossing, units being dispatched.

July 21, 2021 at 4:18 PM Oregon Peak lookout is reporting a small, slow-building smoke in the area of the Frenchtown Fire. The firefighters working on mop-up will take action.

July 21, 2021 at 3:51 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 3 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,159 cases since the start of the pandemic, 114 are active. Five people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

101,297 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

48,175 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 55.5% of residents 18 and older.

July 21, 2021 at 1:59 PM Two-car accident in front of the DMV office, one pickup truck with a trailer and one passenger car. Roadway is blocked.

July 21, 2021 at 1:38 PM Firefighters have contained the three small fires on I-80 at Newcastle.

July 21, 2021 at 1:27 PM Air Attack reports the three fires are about 3-5 acres all together. Canceling the second helicopter, firefighters are making good progress.

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July 21, 2021 at 1:24 PM Firefighters at scene on eastbound I-80 at Newcastle. Three separate spot fires, full wildland dispatch on order.

July 21, 2021 at 1:21 PM Accident on Banner Lava Cap, overturned vehicle. Driver is still in the car, extrication required. Smoke reportedly coming from the engine.

July 21, 2021 at 11:06 AM Vehicle into a tree, near eastbound I-80 at the Applegate off ramp. Units at scene report very little extension to the wildland, canceling most incoming resources.

July 21, 2021 at 10:07 AM Small Duncan Fire has a line around it.

July 21, 2021 at 9:52 AM Aircraft are overhead on the Duncan incident. Additional resources arriving at scene.

July 21, 2021 at 9:48 AM 474 customers are out of power on the San Juan ridge. Estimated restoration time is 5 pm. Screenshot from our dashboard

July 21, 2021 at 9:11 AM Reported possible vegetation fire on Mosquito Ridge Road at mile marker 31 just west of French Meadows. Full wildland dispatch on order. This would be the Duncan incident.

July 21, 2021 at 7:24 AM Warm weather will continue across interior NorCal today. Modest warming is expected heading into the weekend as high pressure strengthens a bit and modified marine influence wanes inland, and highs will warm to a little above normal.

July 20, 2021 at 10:36 PM Deer IC reports forward progress has been stopped. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

July 20, 2021 at 10:11 PM The Deer Fire should be contained around 1:00 am. Firefighters are making good progress with limited equipment due to poor road access.

July 20, 2021 at 9:51 PM Deer IC reports the fire is holding at 1/2 acre. Additional engines have arrived at scene, only the smallest type engines can access the fire. Growth potential is very minimal.

July 20, 2021 at 9:29 PM Deer IC estimates the fire will be contained in approximately 30 minutes. The dozer will probably not be used, due to access issues and the water flume in the area.

July 20, 2021 at 9:19 PM Deer IC states the fire is still 1/4 acre, they expect to contain it at 1 acre once the assigned resources make their way to the incident. Difficult access.

July 20, 2021 at 9:05 PM Deer IC will hold the dozer at White Cloud, all other resources to continue in. If a handcrew is available, they could be used to quickly contain the fire.

July 20, 2021 at 9:02 PM Deer IC reports 1/4 acre, slow rate of spread but active on all sides. Low potential for growth, once resources reach the fire they should make quick work of this.

July 20, 2021 at 9:01 PM This will be the Deer incident, firefighters are still traveling to the fire.

July 20, 2021 at 8:48 PM Hwy 20 at Chalk Bluff will be the staging area for incoming resources.

July 20, 2021 at 8:45 PM TNF resources are responding to White Cloud and from there will continue in to the fire.

July 20, 2021 at 8:40 PM TNF firefighters will attempt to make access from the Skillman Road, they are requesting additional resources, including a dozer and four additional engines.

July 20, 2021 at 8:35 PM TNF Helicopter 514 is over the reported smoke, reports a 50 by 50 ft ground fire, burning in timber and ground litter – active on all sides. The fire is on a west aspect, light wind. Best access is off the Deer Creek Powerhouse and then hike in.

July 20, 2021 at 8:26 PM Helicopter 514 is returning from the Frenchtown fire to White Cloud and will be on the lookout for the smoke.

July 20, 2021 at 8:24 PM Units in the area are continuing to check for the reported smoke south of White Cloud, Valencia Road doesn’t seem to be the source.

July 20, 2021 at 8:21 PM Smoke possibly located on Valencia Road, approximately 2 miles from White Cloud on Hwy 20 east of Nevada City.

July 20, 2021 at 8:14 PM Reported grey smoke opposite of White Cloud. Smoke check is being done now.

July 20, 2021 at 5:58 PM Units at scene on Mallory have the fire contained.

July 20, 2021 at 5:41 PM Units at scene on Mallory report approximately 1/4 to 1/2 acre burning at a slow rate of spread.

July 20, 2021 at 5:36 PM Reported grass fire on Mallory Court off Patterson Valley Road, Rough&Ready.

July 20, 2021 at 4:49 PM All updates on the Frenchtown Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/frenchtown21/

July 20, 2021 at 4:45 PM Air Attack is over the incident, reports 2-3 acres at a moderate rate of spread.

July 20, 2021 at 4:42 PM Frenchtown IC reports the crews are starting to get a handle on the fire. Only Air Attack to continue in at this time, with one tanker.

July 20, 2021 at 4:40 PM First unit at scene on Frenchtown Dobbins Road reports 1/4 acre in heavy brush, burning at a slow rate of spread. No threat to structures at this time. All resources to continue in.

July 20, 2021 at 4:37 PM Now full wildland dispatch for the reported vegetation fire across from the Frenchtown Inn in Oregon House.

July 20, 2021 at 4:31 PM Oregon Peak lookout reports a small white column, with a slow build, approximately 3-4 miles out. Probably Frenchtown Dobbins Road in Oregon House.

July 20, 2021 at 3:59 PM Thanks to a reader for this info: Major traffic backup on Pleasant Valley Road due to a jackknifed tractor trailer with a mobile home. Southbound traffic from Bridgeport is being held.

July 20, 2021 at 3:10 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 14 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,155 cases since the start of the pandemic, 122 are active. Five people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

101,165 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

July 20, 2021 at 1:55 PM Pleasant IC is starting to release some of the resources, they are working on overhaul and mop-up now.

July 20, 2021 at 1:46 PM Traffic control is in place on Rattlesnake Road at Pleasant Lane [updated, thanks to a reader for providing on the ground info!], firefighters have knockdown on the structure fire.

July 20, 2021 at 1:33 PM Firefighters are making good progress at the structure fire on Pleasant Lane off Rattlesnake Road, all aircraft is off the fire.

July 20, 2021 at 1:20 PM Tanker 89 is released from the hold at the Grass Valley Air Attack Base and the helicopter is returning to Station 10 in Auburn. There is no threat to adjacent homes and no extension to the wildland.

July 20, 2021 at 1:18 PM Helicopter at scene will be released in the next five minutes.

July 20, 2021 at 1:14 PM Fire spread a little to the vegetation, but firefighters are making good progress.

July 20, 2021 at 1:08 PM Air Attack 230 is reporting some extension to the wildland, but the fire is still contained to the property.

July 20, 2021 at 1:04 PM Reported structure fire on Pleasant Lane off Rattlesnake Road. Units are at scene, tanker is overhead.

July 20, 2021 at 11:28 AM Nothing showing on the cameras along Hwy 20 in Browns Valley.

July 20, 2021 at 11:17 AM Reported residential structure fire on Hwy 20 at Spring Valley Road in Browns Valley.

July 20, 2021 at 10:12 AM Accident on Auburn Road at Bixler Place in Grass Valley. Emergency services at scene.

July 20, 2021 at 9:57 AM 3,829 lightning strikes recorded in California on July 19

July 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM Non-injury accident on northbound Hwy 49 at the McKnight off ramp.

July 20, 2021 at 7:39 AM Seasonably dry and warm weather for the rest of the week. Warm and dry weather continues across the region today. Temperatures will cool just a bit the next few days as the weak trough remains offshore and a moderate Delta Breeze continues.

July 19, 2021 at 5:18 PM Units at scene of the rollover accident on Hwy 49 report one patient trapped with moderate injuries. Extrication starting, one lane on the northbound side is blocked.

July 19, 2021 at 5:16 PM An air ambulance will be landing either at Memorial Park or at the 7th Day Adventist Church for a fall victim.

July 19, 2021 at 5:10 PM Reported vehicle rollover on Hwy 49 at Round Valley Road in the Alta Sierra area.

July 19, 2021 at 5:03 PM Firefighters have felled the single tree hit by lightning on Oak Canyon Drive in Penn Valley.

July 19, 2021 at 4:37 PM Firefighters are at scene and working on the single tree on Oak Canyon Drive. No potential for growth.

July 19, 2021 at 4:14 PM Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 are over the Oak incident in Penn Valley, confirming it is a single tree on fire. Tanker 88 is being released back to Grass Valley.

July 19, 2021 at 4:03 PM Per the camera view, this looks like a single tree hit by lightning.

July 19, 2021 at 4:01 PM Units are in the area, attempting to locate the fire on Oak Canyon Drive.

July 19, 2021 at 3:58 PM Reported vegetation fire on Oak Canyon Drive in Penn Valley. Numerous resources being dispatched.

July 19, 2021 at 3:25 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 60 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,142 cases since the start of the pandemic, 122 are active. Five people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

100,973 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

48,090 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 55.4% of residents 18 and older.

July 19, 2021 at 3:06 PM Banner Mountain lookout going out of service due to incoming lightning from a thunderstorm.

July 19, 2021 at 1:29 PM The Penn Gate parking lot and Hardrock trail have been reopened at the Empire Mine State Park.

July 19, 2021 at 12:01 PM Units at scene on Streeter report the smell is coming from a suite in the commercial structure. They can handle with units at scene.

July 19, 2021 at 11:57 AM Smoke check for a residence on Streeter Road south of Higgins. Smell of electrical burning coming from the HVAC system. No smoke or fire seen.

July 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM Preliminary report from PG&E to CPUC on the Dixie Fire. PG&E has submitted an “Electric Incident Report” late on Sunday to the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) which could indicate that the Dixie Fire may have been caused by the utility’s equipment. The report is available on PG&E’s website.

July 19, 2021 at 7:16 AM Hazy air and seasonable temperatures. There is a chance of thunderstorms over the Sierra south of highway 50 near the crest this afternoon.

July 18, 2021 at 9:07 PM Firefighters have extinguished the small spot at Donner Memorial Park.

July 18, 2021 at 8:48 PM Vegetation fire reported at Donner State Memorial Park across from Cold Stream, reported as a 3 by 4 ft spot.

July 18, 2021 at 3:02 PM Thunderstorms with limited rainfall are possible this evening – tomorrow. The best chances are in the mountains & foothills generally south of I-80, though isolated storms could form elsewhere. Lightning is the main impact with these storms & could spark new fires.

July 18, 2021 at 2:26 PM Penn Gate parking and the Hardrock trails are closed due to Friday night’s vegetation fire. Osborn Hill and Union Hill trails are open, as is the historic core of the Empire Mine. Several hazard trees are in the area – please respect the closures.

July 18, 2021 at 1:40 PM Smoke from the Tamarack Fire will continue to spread. At this time there is no active fire in Nevada County.

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July 18, 2021 at 11:58 AM Smoke from the Tamarack Fire looks to be blowing into the Truckee and Tahoe Basin this afternoon. This fire near Markleville has grown over the last few days. Local Fire departments have sent fire engines and other resources to the fire.

July 18, 2021 at 11:48 AM Marysville IC reports the fire is contained, mop-up operations will take about an hour.

July 18, 2021 at 11:43 AM First unit at scene on Marysville Road reports approximately 1/2 acre, burning at a slow rate of spread. They can handle with the initial resources dispatched.

July 18, 2021 at 11:38 AM Reported vegetation fire, on Marysville Road near Willow Glen Road at Collins Lake. Caller stated fire was started y a lawn mower and is approximately 200 sq ft now.

July 18, 2021 at 10:49 AM Canceling all units responding to the Lake incident. Cast iron gridle left on the stove – no fire.

July 18, 2021 at 10:46 AM North San Juan units have arrived at scene, CAL FIRE units are staging near the Willo.

July 18, 2021 at 10:42 AM Homeowner on Lake City Road reports no flames or source of the smoke seen – but could be smoke from the cooking stove.

July 18, 2021 at 10:38 AM Reported residential structure fire on the San Juan Ridge, reported as smoke in the residence, on Lake City Road across near Tyler Foote.

July 17, 2021 at 3:47 PM

July 17, 2021 at 1:07 AM Extinguishing hot spots and mop-up operations will take about an hour. Fire is contained and has been mapped at 0.7 acres.

July 17, 2021 at 12:58 AM Firefighters are making good progress on the Auburn incident, forward progress has been stopped at 1-2 acres. Hose line around the fire is complete.

July 17, 2021 at 12:48 AM First water tender has arrived, 6 engines are at scene of the Auburn incident and the dozer is arriving.

July 17, 2021 at 12:44 AM Auburn IC is requesting a second water tender.

July 17, 2021 at 12:36 AM The fire is burning at a slow rate of spread in an easterly direction with very little potential for growth. IC is requesting one water tender to stage at the Penn Gate,

July 17, 2021 at 12:30 AM Law enforcement is departing from the Auburn incident. The IC states the fire is in the burn scar of the previous Auburn fire. Requesting a hand crew and a dozer.

July 17, 2021 at 12:25 AM Units at scene have made access from Empire Mine State Park and the Penn Gate. They estimate the fire to be approximately 2 acres. All units to continue in via East Empire.

July 17, 2021 at 12:22 AM Firefighters have made access on the South Auburn Street side, also staging at Whiting Street. There is no immediate threat to any structures.

July 17, 2021 at 12:14 AM Small spot on fire reported in an empty lot on the 600 block of South Auburn Street in Grass Valley. Law enforcement and fire are at scene.

July 16, 2021 at 10:57 PM Non-injury accident on Hwy 20 just east of Nevada City, two cars involved.

July 16, 2021 at 9:16 PM A small herd of goats (8-10), with their herding dog, are in the roadway on Wolf Road near Hwy 49. If you live in the area, check your goat pens. All others, please keep your dogs inside until the herd is safe.

July 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Power has been fully restored in Grass Valley.

July 16, 2021 at 6:02 PM Power outage in Grass Valley has been reduced to 1,480 customers with an estimated full restoration time of 8:30 pm.

July 16, 2021 at 5:25 PM All updates on the Ponderosa Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/ponderosa/

July 16, 2021 at 5:16 PM Ponderosa Air Attack is requesting one helicopter, one S-2 tanker and one Large Air Tanker.

July 16, 2021 at 5:14 PM 2,717 customers are affected by the power outage in Grass Valley.

July 16, 2021 at 5:11 PM Ponderosa Air Attack reports fully involved structure, with 1/4 to 1/2 acre of vegetation involved. Burning at a slow to moderate rate of spread.

July 16, 2021 at 5:08 PM Air Attack 230 is arriving over the fire.

July 16, 2021 at 5:06 PM Structure protection initiated for homes in front of the Ponderosa fire.

July 16, 2021 at 5:05 PM Power outage in Grass Valley. Details forthcoming.

July 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM Vegetation fire, reported as a large spot of grass on fire behind the Ponderosa Terrace Apartments on Ponderosa Way in the Weimar area, Placer Hills. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 16, 2021 at 4:22 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 15 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,082 cases since the start of the pandemic, 95 are active. Six people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

100,734 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

47,919 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 55.2% of residents 18 and older.

July 16, 2021 at 2:55 PM Reported deck fire, on Rachel Lane in Chicago Park. reported as a pool deck not connected to a house. Units dispatched,

July 16, 2021 at 2:06 PM

July 16, 2021 at 1:11 PM The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon. Thunderstorms with Little Rainfall Late Sunday through Monday. Monsoonal moisture moving up from the south will bring the potential for thunderstorms with little rainfall across portions of interior northern California late Sunday through Monday. Thunderstorms may develop Sunday afternoon over the Sierra south of I-80, then spread northward into portions of the Coastal Range, southern Cascades and the northern Sierra north of I-80 overnight. Isolated thunderstorms may also develop in the Valley. Best thunderstorm potential will be over the mountains. Given critically dry fuels, any lightning strikes may result in high probability of ignition.

July 16, 2021 at 1:09 PM CAL FIRE is working a 3-5 acre fire on Meath Drive in the community of Sutter Creek, Amador County. Full air and ground resources are making progress of the fire burning at a moderate rate of spread in grass and brush. Structures are threatened. Please stay away from the area.

July 16, 2021 at 10:56 AM Estimated restoration time now 5:00 pm for the remaining 164 customers out of power in Lake Wildwood.

July 16, 2021 at 10:27 AM Idaho-Maryland Road will be shut down in both directions near Madrone Forest Drive, use an alternate route if possible.

July 16, 2021 at 10:22 AM Units at scene on Idaho-Maryland Road report the lines down are communication lines, not power lines.

July 16, 2021 at 10:17 AM Power outage in Lake Wildwood has been reduced to 164 customers. Estimated restoration time is 12:20 pm.

July 16, 2021 at 10:16 AM Vehicle accident, car vs power pole. Lines are down on Idaho-Maryland Road at Madrone Forest Drive. Units are arriving at scene.

July 16, 2021 at 10:09 AM Chance of Thunderstorms Sunday – Monday. Seasonal temperatures expected to continue through next week. There is the potential for thunderstorms Sunday and Monday for portions of interior NorCal. At this point, the best chance for thunderstorms is over the mountains and foothills with a slight chance in the mountains, mainly Sunday evening through Monday afternoon. Any lightning strikes could have the potential to cause new fire starts. Timing and location could change, so keep an eye out for forecast updates.

July 16, 2021 at 9:36 AM Firefighters have located an small, abandoned campfire. It is extinguished now.

July 16, 2021 at 9:04 AM Reported small vegetation fire on the frontage road on eastbound I-80 between Cisco and Kingvale. Nothing showing on the cameras yet.

July 16, 2021 at 7:48 AM Car vs tree on Norlene Way in Alta Sierra, no injuries to humans reported.

July 16, 2021 at 7:40 AM Power outage affecting 1,167 customers in Lake Wildwood, Nevada County. Image from our YubaNet Wildfire and emergency info Dashboard, check it out here.

July 16, 2021 at 6:56 AM One more stunning video from yesterday’s vehicle fire on Washington Road.

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July 15, 2021 at 3:58 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 6 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,067 cases since the start of the pandemic, 90 are active. Six people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

100,607 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

45,649 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 55.1% of residents 18 and older.

July 15, 2021 at 3:18 PM Latest update on the Dixie Fire in the Pulga area: additional mandatory evacuations and now 4,967 acres.

July 15, 2021 at 3:17 PM Mop-up operations on the Washington Road incident are underway.

July 15, 2021 at 2:04 PM Additional Tahoe National Forest resources requested to the Washington Road incident.

July 15, 2021 at 1:57 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the vegetation fire on Washington Road.

July 15, 2021 at 1:50 PM One additional water tender arriving at the incident. TNF, Washington Fire and Consolidated units are at scene.

July 15, 2021 at 1:44 PM Units at scene on Washington Road have canceled the medic unit. Air Attack 230 and Tanker 102 are overhead.

July 15, 2021 at 1:32 PM Units at scene report approximately 1/4 acre of vegetation involved, burning at a slow rate of spread on Washington Road. The vehicle fire looks to be near the Dry Yards, close to the intersection of Hwy 20 and Washington Road.

July 15, 2021 at 1:15 PM A car reportedly “exploded” on Washington Road 1 mile before Hwy 20. Emergency services are at scene.

July 15, 2021 at 6:36 AM Cooler today with temperatures below seasonal normals. Dry with near seasonable temperatures this week. A slight warm up with possible mountain thunderstorms expected early next week.

July 14, 2021 at 8:38 PM Expect smoke to settle in the area overnight. With the River and Dexter fires to the south, the Beckwourth Complex to the north east and the Dixie Fire to the north, smoke will settle into the area overnight. The nightly inversion, where colder air and smoke particles sink lower, brings a superfluous reminder that fire season is truly here.

July 14, 2021 at 6:09 PM Overturned pickup truck on Norlene Way near Airport Ave in Alta Sierra.

July 14, 2021 at 5:47 PM Christmas IC states they can handle with the engine at scene, all others can cancel.

July 14, 2021 at 5:42 PM Tree into the power lines on Washington Road, near the town of Washington.

July 14, 2021 at 5:40 PM Engines are at scene on Christmas Tree Lane, they are reporting the fire on a single wide mobile home has been extinguished by locals. First two engines to continue in, all others to stage at their present locations.

July 14, 2021 at 5:36 PM Reported structure fire with a possible threat to the vegetation on Christmas Tree Lane off Greenhorn Road. Full wildland dispatch on order, however fire may be extinguished.

July 14, 2021 at 5:08 PM

July 14, 2021 at 4:24 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 0 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,061 cases since the start of the pandemic, 110 are active. Six people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

47,757 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 55% of residents 18 and older.

July 14, 2021 at 2:39 PM Searls IC reports they can handle with units at scene, possible smoke from the HVAC system. No smoke now, all incoming units can cancel.

July 14, 2021 at 2:36 PM Firefighters at scene report they are at the business and there is nobody in the building. They have located the reporting party and are talking to them now.

July 14, 2021 at 2:34 PM First unit has arrived at Searls Ave, nothing showing from the outside. They will investigate.

July 14, 2021 at 2:31 PM Reported commercial structure fire at Way Yum Sushi on Searls and Argall Way.

July 14, 2021 at 12:25 PM Updates smoke forecast from the National Weather Service now includes the Dixie Fire.

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July 14, 2021 at 8:45 AM Firefighters on the Sage incident in Placer County report the vegetation fire is contained and the transformer is no longer arcing.

July 14, 2021 at 8:43 AM Updates on the 500-acre Dixie Fire in Butte County will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/dixie/

July 14, 2021 at 8:29 AM Reported possible small vegetation fire on Sage Road, Placer Hills after a transformer failure. 52 people out of power in Meadow Vista.

July 14, 2021 at 6:59 AM Seasonable temperatures through the week. Today’s high temperatures will be near seasonal normal for July. A pleasant break from the successive heat waves.

July 13, 2021 at 11:16 PM Most resources are being released from the Crooked incident, last engine will leave in 5 minutes.

July 13, 2021 at 10:42 PM Knockdown on the outbuilding on fire and mop-up in progress.

July 13, 2021 at 10:32 PM One additional water tender to continue to the Crooked incident, all others can cancel.

July 13, 2021 at 10:28 PM Firefighters are making good progress on knocking down the structure fire on Crooked Arrow Lane, law enforcement is clearing the scene.

July 13, 2021 at 10:25 PM Engines at scene report a 400 square foot outbuilding, partially involved and no threat to the wildland. Holding the dozer on Hwy 49.

July 13, 2021 at 10:23 PM The outbuilding is partially involved, homeowners are working to extinguish it with garden hoses. Engines arriving at scene.

July 13, 2021 at 10:22 PM Firefighters are attempting to make access and locate the fire.

July 13, 2021 at 10:17 PM Additional callers report a shed on fire and vegetation involved too.

July 13, 2021 at 10:14 PM Augmented dispatch for the reported structure fire at the end of Crooked Arrow Lane, uncooperative caller refusing to provide details.

July 13, 2021 at 10:08 PM Reported structure fire on Crooked Arrow Lane off Hwy 49 in Nevada City. Units dispatched. Reported as a possible commercial structure/outbuilding on fire, possible threat to the wildland.

July 13, 2021 at 8:53 PM One more engine and one water tender to continue in, all others can cancel.

July 13, 2021 at 8:49 PM Units arriving at scene report a 30 by 30 spot only, worked on by locals and almost extinguished.

July 13, 2021 at 8:41 PM Caller reports a small fire in the brush. This will be the Bonanza incident, units arriving at scene.

July 13, 2021 at 8:35 PM Report of a small vegetation fire in the Penn Valley/Rough&Ready area on Bonanza Way. Penn Valley and Rough&Ready being dispatched.

July 13, 2021 at 7:08 PM All resources released from the Rock incident on the Plumas NF.

July 13, 2021 at 5:32 PM Rock IC inquiring about a water tender coming from the Tahoe National Forest. It is assigned.

July 13, 2021 at 5:21 PM Tanker 89 arriving over the Rock Fire, Tankers 93, 96 and Air Attack 210 already over the incident.

July 13, 2021 at 5:07 PM Rock IC reports 1/2 acre, burning in slash at a slow rate of spread.

July 13, 2021 at 4:43 PM Reported vegetation fire, air attack and a helicopter overhead, southeast of Sly Creek Reservoir and north of Camptonville in Yuba County. This will be the Rock incident.

July 13, 2021 at 4:18 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 29 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,061 cases since the start of the pandemic, 110 are active. Nine people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

97,112 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

47,715 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 55% of residents 18 and older. 55,033 residents have received at least one dose.

July 13, 2021 at 3:41 PM

July 13, 2021 at 2:59 PM Small fire in the parking lot on Old Tunnel Road, units are at scene and report fire contained.

July 13, 2021 at 12:30 PM Electrical hazard reported at the intersection of Sacramento Street and Searls Ave. Emergency services dispatched.

July 13, 2021 at 11:04 AM Smoke from out of the area wildfires, mostly from the Beckwourth Complex, has reached Nevada County. There are no active wildfires reported in Nevada County at this time. Plumas and Sierra counties are under a health advisory for smoke.

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July 13, 2021 at 9:12 AM Smoke check for an oversized fire at the Bear River campground.

July 13, 2021 at 7:44 AM Locally hot today, then moderating temperatures. Temperatures today across interior Northern California will be cooler than yesterday, though they will still be hot for many areas with locally moderate heat risk. Cooling continues through the week with near normal temperatures forecast across the entire area by midweek.

July 12, 2021 at 8:36 PM Small roadside spot on Norlene Way near Agnes Way in Alta Sierra. Reported as a magnolia bush on fire.

July 12, 2021 at 6:53 PM Best news of the day: Event cancelled: Excessive Heat Warning for Nevada County, CA, Placer County, CA, Yuba County, CA, El Dorado County, CA, Plumas County, CA

July 12, 2021 at 3:58 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 9 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,032 cases since the start of the pandemic, 81 are active. Eight people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

97,052 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

47,700 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 55% of residents 18 and older. 55,015 residents have received at least one dose.

July 12, 2021 at 2:31 PM Compared to the same time last year: 700 more wildfires and over 103,000 more acres burned. Let that sink in.

July 12, 2021 at 2:09 PM Smoke seen in the Brunswick area, units to conduct a smoke check. Smoke has dissipated.

July 12, 2021 at 1:49 PM Tree blocking the roadway on Lower Colfax Road at Laws Ranch Cross Road.

July 12, 2021 at 1:15 PM Power outage along Pleasant Valley Road has been reduced to 2 customers, estimated restoration time is 3:15 pm.

July 12, 2021 at 12:52 PM Vehicle accident at the intersection of Grizzly Hill Road and Tyler Foote.

July 12, 2021 at 10:49 AM All updates on the Pleasant Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/pleasant21/

July 12, 2021 at 10:40 AM Pleasant IC is requesting aircraft if available.

July 12, 2021 at 10:33 AM Reported vegetation fire on Pleasant Valley Road, first unit is at scene and reports small vegetation fire with power lines down. Additional units being dispatched.

July 12, 2021 at 10:20 AM Heatwave continues today. Significant temperatures continue across interior northern California today which combined with the very warm overnight lows will result in widespread moderate to high heat risk. Slight cooling is forecast today and again Tuesday, especially for portions of the Delta, southern Sacramento Valley, and northern San Joaquin Valley, though temperatures will still be hot elsewhere with widespread high to moderate heat risk. Cooling continues through the week with near normal temperatures forecast by midweek.

July 11, 2021 at 9:29 PM Use caution on southbound Hwy 49 at McKnight, tow truck and disabled vehicles on the onramp.

July 11, 2021 at 4:41 PM The Del Oro Theatre is closed for the rest of the day while PG&E replaces yesterday’s blown transformer.

July 11, 2021 at 3:44 PM Still controlled one-way traffic on Rough&Ready Hwy at Valley Drive. PG&E crews have trimmed the pole, AT&T crew is slated to arrive by 4-4:30 pm.

July 11, 2021 at 2:37 PM Medical for an unconscious person in a vehicle at the Bridgeport parking lot.

July 11, 2021 at 2:10 PM Dry IC reports the forward progress has been stopped. Two additional engines and one water tender to continue in, all others can cancel.

July 11, 2021 at 2:09 PM Units at scene report 1/4 acre, all units to continue in on Dry Creek frontage road.

July 11, 2021 at 2:05 PM Small roadside spot on westbound I-80 at Dry Creek in Auburn. Numerous resources being dispatched.

July 11, 2021 at 1:44 PM Per Penn Valley Fire: We have traffic controlled to one lane around the incident on Rough&Ready Hwy near Valley Drive. Please drive slowly through the area. AT&T has been requested, unknown time of repair.

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July 11, 2021 at 1:35 PM Medical rescue, very limited patient details, on Laurel trail off Casa Loma Road. Medics and rescue personnel dispatched.

July 11, 2021 at 1:22 PM Units at scene on Rough&Ready Highway report this as a car vs power pole.

July 11, 2021 at 1:14 PM Pole snapped, lines across the roadway on Rough&Ready Hwy near Valley Drive. Emergency services dispatched.

July 11, 2021 at 10:48 AM Power has been restored in the Penn Valley area – the cooling center is back on at the Penn Valley Library.

July 11, 2021 at 10:01 AM Per @NevCoOES the cooling center for Penn Valley will be moved to the Penn Valley Fire Station 43 at 10513 Spenceville Rd due to the ongoing power outage. The cooling center will be open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm tonight.

July 11, 2021 at 9:18 AM PG&E crews and a helicopter are attempting to locate the problem causing the power outage for 3,016 customers in the greater Penn Valley area. The helicopter is currently over the Hwy 20 area and will systematically inspect lines – at a low altitude. Nevada County OES is in contact with PG&E and the Grass Valley library will be available as a cooling center starting at 11:00 am.

July 11, 2021 at 8:55 AM Dangerous heatwave continues through Monday. Dangerously hot temperatures continue across interior northern California through Monday. The hottest temperatures are forecast to occur this weekend with Valley temperatures likely approaching and possibly exceeding 110°. Some locations in the central and northern Sacramento Valley will approach 115° again today. Combined with the very warm overnight lows in the upper 60s to low 80s, this will result in widespread high to very high heat risk and will bring increased chances for heat-related illness. Slight cooling is forecast Monday, especially for Delta influenced areas, though temperatures will still be hot with widespread high to moderate heat risk. Cooling continues through the week with near normal temperatures forecast by midweek.

July 11, 2021 at 7:22 AM 3,016 customers remain without power in the Penn Valley area. Estimated restoration time is today at noon.

July 10, 2021 at 10:06 PM Reported small fire, transient clothing on fire on Nevada City Hwy in Grass Valley per the caller, pile is extinguished.

July 10, 2021 at 8:39 PM 161 customers out along Hwy 20 near Casci Road east of Nevada City.

July 10, 2021 at 8:36 PM PG&E now reporting 4,049 customers out from Indian Springs through Loretta Lane (Yuba County)

July 10, 2021 at 8:31 PM Power outage affecting 170 customers from outside Lake Wildwood in Yuba County. Crew has been assigned.

July 10, 2021 at 7:50 PM Power has been restored in downtown Grass Valley and the Del Oro Theatre will have late shows – yes, cinema is back!

July 10, 2021 at 7:24 PM Power outage affecting 53 customers from South Auburn to Mill Street in Grass Valley.

July 10, 2021 at 7:17 PM Report of a power pole on fire on South Auburn Street in Grass Valley. Units at scene.

July 10, 2021 at 6:38 PM All outages along Hwy 20 east of Nevada City have been cleared, including the Town of Washington.

July 10, 2021 at 6:17 PM 597 customers affected by an outage along Hwy 20 up to Lupine Point Road and extending to North Bloomfield Road outside of Nevada City. Estimated restoration time is 9:30 pm. Also reports of an outage in the town of Washington.

July 10, 2021 at 4:33 PM Air Attack will hold the tanker over the fire for another 10 minutes, things are looking good on the ground.

July 10, 2021 at 4:28 PM Air Attack is over a structure fire in Georgetown on Hope Mountain Rd, some extension to the wildland. Tanker 102 is returning to McClellan, Tanker 82 still on the incident.

July 10, 2021 at 3:57 PM Eldorado NF Firefighters are on scene of the 1/4 acre North Fire. This fire is in the area of Mormon Emigrant Trail and North South Road. Resources in the fire include engines and aircraft.

Photo courtesy ENF

July 10, 2021 at 3:28 PM Emergency services have located a vehicle just west of Alta, no flames, just smoking brakes. Canceling all incoming units.

July 10, 2021 at 3:22 PM Vehicle fire, possible semi truck on fire on westbound I-80 just east of Dutch Flat. Nothing visible on the cameras so far.

July 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM There are no local fires at this time, the planes landing and taking off at Grass Valley are working the 55,091-acre Beckwourth Complex.

July 9, 2021 at 4:00 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 19 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,023 cases since the start of the pandemic, 76 are active. Seven people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

47,484 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 54.8% of residents 18 and older.

July 9, 2021 at 1:59 PM Car fire in the construction zone on eastbound Hwy 20 near Siccard Flat. Emergency services arriving at scene, reporting no threat to the vegetation.

July 9, 2021 at 1:29 PM Comcast/XFINITY Wi-Fi and internet services are down in a large swath of western Nevada County – estimated restoration time is 4:40 pm, according to messages received by customers.

July 9, 2021 at 12:10 PM A Flex Alert has been issued by Cal ISO from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm today.

July 9, 2021 at 10:54 AM Watch for hay bales in the roadway on southbound Hwy 49 at Hwy 174.

July 9, 2021 at 10:17 AM Widespread, dangerous heatwave today – early next week. Dangerously hot temperatures will return to interior northern California today. Additional warming will take place on Saturday and Sunday when the hottest temperatures are forecast to occur. Temperatures this weekend across the Valley will likely approach and possibly exceed 110°. Some locations in the central and northern Sacramento Valley will approach 116°, locally hotter. Combined with the very warm overnight lows in the upper 60s to low 80s will result in widespread high to very high heat risk, and will bring increased chances for heat-related illness. Temperatures will begin to cool next week with some minor relief possible for areas around Delta as early as Monday.

July 8, 2021 at 10:11 PM Another aftershock felt at YubaNet HQ – magnitude 4.4 located 27 km southwest of Smith Valley. 145 aftershocks so far since the 6.0 quake this afternoon.

July 8, 2021 at 8:33 PM Air Attack 230 is leaving the Gold incident.

July 8, 2021 at 8:29 PM Air Attack 230 is releasing the tankers from the load and hold at Grass Valley AAB.

July 8, 2021 at 8:24 PM Gold IC reports full knockdown, vegetation portion has a hoselay around it. Mop-up operations starting.

July 8, 2021 at 8:15 PM Both tankers have been released from the Gold incident, returning to Grass Valley AAB. Firefighters are working on completing the hoselay around the fire.

July 8, 2021 at 8:09 PM Gold IC reports one structure fully involved, on the ground. Second structure is threatened by a small spot of vegetation, approximately 1/2 acre. Limited potential for growth.

July 8, 2021 at 8:05 PM Air Attack reports one structure involved and one threatened. Fire is less than one acre.

July 8, 2021 at 7:59 PM Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 have lifted from Grass Valley and will be over the Gold Fire shortly.

July 8, 2021 at 7:55 PM New start, full wildland response dispatched, for a vegetation fire in the gold fields in Smartsville, Yuba County. This will be the Gold incident.

July 8, 2021 at 6:57 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 5 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,008 cases since the start of the pandemic, 70 are active. Seven people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

96,646 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

47,397 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 54.7% of residents 18 and older.

July 8, 2021 at 6:24 PM Mop-up operations are concluding. PG&E crews are at scene, estimated of restoration is 8:30 pm for all 842 customers.

July 8, 2021 at 5:45 PM Auburn IC reports sufficient resources at scene, with the exception of one water tender and one handcrew to continue in. Forward progress has been stopped.

July 8, 2021 at 5:39 PM Tanker 89 has dropped across the head of the fire. There are no evacuations at this time. The fire is holding at under one acre, but access issues are hampering containment efforts.

July 8, 2021 at 5:36 PM Auburn IC reports the fire is burning at a slow rate of spread, Auburn Road is closed to traffic.

July 8, 2021 at 5:34 PM 842 customers out of power due to the fire on Auburn Road.

July 8, 2021 at 5:29 PM Two small spots reported on Auburn Road in the Grass Valley area under power lines. Full wildland dispatch on order. First unit at scene reports power lines are down.

July 8, 2021 at 3:50 PM Earthquake 5.9 (preliminary) earthquake on the California Nevada border. Updates posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional/magnitude-5-82-earthquake-rattles-the-sierra/

July 8, 2021 at 11:34 AM Nevada County Cooling Centers Available Saturday and Sunday at the Grass Valley and Penn Valley Libraries. Cooling Centers will open at the Grass Valley and Penn Valley libraries from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Air-conditioned space, water, and snacks will be available. Well-behaved pets on a leash will be allowed, and both locations are ADA accessible. Library desk services will not be available during the Cooling Center hours, but residents can access the Wi-Fi and look at the materials while using the space. Before entering, County staff will conduct a COVID-19 screening, and masks will be required at all times under the California Department of Public Health’s face covering guidance.

July 8, 2021 at 8:42 AM Widespread dangerous and excessive heat into early next week. Another round of dangerous and excessively hot conditions will return to the region later this week as strengthening high pressure builds overhead. The hottest days are forecast to be on Saturday and Sunday where communities up and down the Valley will approach and possibly exceed 110°. Some locations in the central and northern Sacramento Valley will approach 115°. This combined with the very warm overnight lows in the upper 60s to low 80s will result in widespread high to very high heat risk, and will bring increased chances for heat-related illness.

July 8, 2021 at 7:50 AM Bean IC reports they have knocked down the structure fire which was contained to a detached garage. There is no threat to the vegetation.

July 8, 2021 at 7:47 AM Residential structure fire into the vegetation on Bean Road in North Auburn.

July 7, 2021 at 6:18 PM All updates on the Brewer Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/brewer21/

July 7, 2021 at 6:11 PM Units at scene report the fire is on Iron Horse Dr off Brewer. Fire is burning in light flashy fuels for now, all resources dispatched to continue in. This will be the Brewer incident.

July 7, 2021 at 6:07 PM Reported vegetation fire, approximately 1/4 acre, on Hwy 49 near Brewer. Units arriving at scene.

July 7, 2021 at 6:03 PM Updated evacuation information posted for the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex. https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/dotta/

July 7, 2021 at 4:59 PM Vehicle accident, reported on Tyler Foote Road near Mother Truckers in North San Juan.

July 7, 2021 at 4:40 PM Per Caltrans: I-80 EB has reopened at Baxter. Expect travel delays as the #1/2 (fast and middle) lanes remain closed near Blue Canyon for incident clean up.

July 7, 2021 at 4:16 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 27 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,001 cases since the start of the pandemic, 69 are active. Seven people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

96,497 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

47,307 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 54.6% of residents 18 and older. 54,617 residents have received at least one dose.

July 7, 2021 at 2:29 PM Tanker 89 has been released from the Blue incident. Eastbound I-80 will remain closed for at least two hours

July 7, 2021 at 2:18 PM Forward progress of the Blue fire on I-80 has been stopped, some resources are being released. Air Attack is keeping Tanker 89 in orbit for now.

July 7, 2021 at 2:08 PM Blue IC confirms eastbound I-80 will be closed until the incident is over and the remnants of the vehicle are removed. Firefighters are working the main incident and a smaller spot fire.

July 7, 2021 at 1:42 PM Full wildland dispatch at scene of an RV fire on I-80 near Blue Canyon. Some extension to the wildland reported. Units at scene are making good progress.

July 7, 2021 at 11:03 AM Dangerous heatwave late this week through the weekend. The warming trend is still on track to begin on Thursday with continued warming through the weekend. This will result in another round of high to very high heat risk for Saturday and Sunday. An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect for the Valley, extending into the foothills/mountains up to 6,000 ft elevation, locally higher. Widespread triple digits high temperatures are likely each day Thursday through early next week with the hottest days expected to be Friday through Sunday when some communities in the northern and central Sacramento Valley will likely exceed 110° and approach 115°. The corresponding high to very high heat risk will bring increased chances for heat-related illness. Now is the time to prepare for the excessive heat!

July 7, 2021 at 10:33 AM Tanker 102 has left the Jackson incident after drooping retardant.

July 7, 2021 at 10:14 AM Air Attack 17 has arrived over the Jackson Fire and is reporting the fire is burning at a slow to moderate rate of spread, continue all incoming resources. The large T102 has arrived over the fire as well.

July 7, 2021 at 9:50 AM Reported vegetation fire near Findley Peak, west of Jackson Meadows Reservoir. Tahoe National Forest sending a full response.

July 7, 2021 at 8:18 AM The search for 70-year old John ended tragically. His lifeless body was located in the search area. Sheriff Moon expressed her condolences to John’s family and thanked the numerous units from CHP, Placer, Butte, Yuba, El Dorado counties who joined the search for John. While no foul play is suspected, a full autopsy will be conducted.

July 7, 2021 at 7:00 AM Tree in the roadway on Scott Way near Charles Way in Alta Sierra.

July 6, 2021 at 8:17 PM The tree fell on the Burma side of Hwy 174, one additional ambulance on order.

July 6, 2021 at 8:05 PM A tree fell into the roadway on Hwy 174 at Meadow Drive. Two cars were hit, emergency services at scene. The roadway is blocked.

July 6, 2021 at 7:05 PM Afternoon winds have resulted in a spot fire northeast of the Sugar Fire. Per Plumas County Sheriff: Mandatory evacuations have been ordered due to a flare up within the Beckwourth Complex! Residents from Beckwourth Genesee Road to Harrison Ranch Road need to leave the area. An evacuation center is being set up at Portola Baptist Church 171 Gulling Street.

July 6, 2021 at 4:58 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 2 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,974 cases since the start of the pandemic, 42 are active. Six people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

96,342 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

47,286 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 54.6% of residents 18 and older.

July 6, 2021 at 4:36 PM Excessive Heat Watch Friday into early next week Heat will be returning to the area by the end of the week and will continue into the weekend and an Excessive Heat Watch has been issued for the area.

July 6, 2021 at 3:19 PM Accident on Hwy 174 at Greenhorn Access Road, lanes are clear and no injuries reported.

July 6, 2021 at 2:56 PM

July 6, 2021 at 1:35 PM CAL FIRE is responding to a vegetation fire near Fiddletown Road and Amoruso Way in Fiddletown. The fire is approximately 5 acres burning at a moderate rate of spread in the grass and oak woodland. Evacuation warning has been issued along Fiddletown Road.

July 6, 2021 at 10:01 AM Extreme heat possible late this week and weekend. A warming trend is forecast beginning midweek with extreme temperatures possible by late week through the weekend. Widespread high temperatures in the triple digits are likely each day Thursday through early next week with the warmest days expected to be Friday through Sunday. Dangerous to extreme heat risk could increase the risk for heat-related illnesses.

July 5, 2021 at 9:18 PM One eastbound lane of Hwy 20 at Penn Valley Drive is open again.

July 5, 2021 at 8:44 PM Car fire on Hwy 20 just east of Penn Valley Drive in Penn Valley. Flames seen from under the carriage, all occupants out of the vehicle. Firefighters are at scene, eastbound lanes are blocked.

July 5, 2021 at 7:28 PM Firefighters have removed the tree from the car on North Bloomfield. AT&T will have to check their lines. Roadway is reopening shortly.

July 5, 2021 at 6:51 PM Please slow down on East Bennett near Greenhorn Road, ducklings are in the roadway.

July 5, 2021 at 6:39 PM Firefighters at scene on North Bloomfield report the lines down are not power lines, but AT&T communication lines. They are asking for an expedited response from AT&T.

July 5, 2021 at 6:21 PM North Bloomfield near Edwards Crossing on the Nevada City side is blocked after a tree came down on a car. The tree is also hung up in some lines. Emergency services are at scene, a faller from the fire department will clear the tree. North Bloomfield at Rock Creek currently has the northbound lane closed, CHP at scene.

July 5, 2021 at 2:08 PM CHP Helicopter and Tanker 88 are over the fire on the Tahoe. Air Attack 230 and Tanker 89 are on a fire in Amador County where firefighters are making good progress.

July 5, 2021 at 1:46 PM Reported vegetation fire in Paradise Valley, on North Creek west of Paradise Lake and north of Soda Springs. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 5, 2021 at 12:05 PM Accident on Banner Quaker Hill Road near Gas Canyon Road, Solo vehicle vs a tree, no injuries reported.

July 5, 2021 at 11:52 AM Traffic hazard on westbound Alta Sierra Drive near Dog Bar, reportedly oversized big rig.

July 5, 2021 at 11:19 AM All lanes on I-80 west of Newcastle are open again.

July 5, 2021 at 10:51 AM

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July 5, 2021 at 9:08 AM All lanes open again on Hwy 20 near Lake Spaulding Road.

July 5, 2021 at 8:38 AM

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July 5, 2021 at 7:33 AM Accident on Hwy 20 just east of Bear River near Bowman Lake Road. Cars are blocking the roadway, emergency services being dispatched.

July 5, 2021 at 7:08 AM Another heatwave by the end of the week. Temperatures will start off warm this week. Expect additional warming late week with very hot temperatures returning.

July 4, 2021 at 5:52 PM The power outage from Shady Glen to Gold Run is still leaving 823 people without power. Crews are at scene, estimated restoration time is now 9:00 pm.

July 4, 2021 at 5:07 PM Caltrans sweeper dispatched to remove the debris in the roadway on Hwy 20 near Casci Road.

July 4, 2021 at 4:57 PM Air Ambulance Calstar 3 is landing, patient is being transported to the landing zone.

July 4, 2021 at 4:50 PM White Cloud helibase will serve as landing zone for the air ambulance.

July 4, 2021 at 4:46 PM Casci IC reports one patient with major injuries, requesting air ambulance.

July 4, 2021 at 4:44 PM Hwy 20 is blocked near Casci Road.

July 4, 2021 at 4:38 PM First units at scene report three injuries. Car and vegetation fires have been extinguished.

July 4, 2021 at 4:32 PM Reported vehicle fire, with extension to the vegetation. Vehicle into a tree on Hwy 20 past Pine Flat Way near Casci Road. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 4, 2021 at 3:39 PM Power is back on in Foresthill and Todd Valley. Still out from Colfax to Baxter – 3,200+ customers.

July 4, 2021 at 3:16 PM Power outage along I-80 and Hwy 174, Colfax, Cape Horn and Secret Town affecting 2,821 customers..

July 4, 2021 at 3:13 PM Power outage affecting Todd Valley Foresthill and Michigan Bluff. 3,925 customers affected.

July 4, 2021 at 1:20 PM Reported fire on Kellogg was started by a bbq, first unit at scene confirms the fire has been extinguished.

July 4, 2021 at 1:17 PM Locals are working on the grass fire in Newcastle, they have it mostly extinguished.

July 4, 2021 at 1:14 PM Reported vegetation fire, in Newcastle on Kellog Street. Multiple units dispatched.

July 4, 2021 at 9:46 AM The 4-month outlook from NorthOps Predictive Services looks as expected. Above normal significant fire potential July through October. Significant Fire Potential for the North Ops region is Above Normal above 3000 ft through August, with the exception of areas near the coast (which may benefit from more onshore flow) and in the far east (where drought has led to less continuous fuels).

July 4, 2021 at 9:34 AM Firefighters have checked the Idaho-Maryland area, so far nothing showing.

July 4, 2021 at 9:22 AM Smoke check on Idaho-Maryland Road near Banner Lava Cap Road.

July 4, 2021 at 9:20 AM Did you see the four planes flying in close formation for the July 4th parade?

July 3, 2021 at 10:16 PM Units in the Smartsville area report nothing showing at this time.

July 3, 2021 at 10:09 PM Reported fire, caused by fireworks, in the area Hwy 20 and Timbuctoo Road in Smartsville. Single report. Units being dispatched.

July 3, 2021 at 4:36 PM This is Purdon Crossing at 3:30 pm – on the Nevada City side. There are several spots where a fire engine could not pass. Thanks to the NSJ locals who shared this with us. Please, be safe!

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July 3, 2021 at 4:32 PM Pinetop IC is canceling incoming dozers, aircraft and some engines. Mop-up is in progress.

July 3, 2021 at 4:25 PM Pinetop IC reports forward progress has been stopped.

July 3, 2021 at 4:24 PM Pinetop IC thinks they should be able to pick it up pretty fast, the fire is between a parking lot an a building pad.

July 3, 2021 at 4:21 PM First units arriving at scene report a fence on fire and approximately 1/4 acre of vegetation. All units dispatched to continue in.

July 3, 2021 at 4:18 PM Reported vegetation fire behind the apartment complex Pine Top Circle across from Iowa Hill Road in Colfax, full wildland dispatch.

July 3, 2021 at 11:21 AM Isolated mountain thunderstorms and warm today, trending to very hot late next week. Above normal temperatures are still forecast in the northern Sacramento Valley with highs of 100-105° today, decreasing a couple degrees tomorrow. Isolated thunderstorms are also possible near the Sierra crest today and again tomorrow. A few storms may linger overnight tonight, possibly making their way into the foothills. Rain rates are expected to remain below debris flow criteria. Any lightning strikes could have the potential to cause new fire starts.

July 2, 2021 at 4:59 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 5 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,972 cases since the start of the pandemic, 46 are active. Five people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

47,089 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 54.4% of residents 18 and older. 54,354 residents have received at least one dose.

July 2, 2021 at 1:26 PM Reportedly 45 cars partially blocking the roadway on Hwy 49 at the 49er bridge – already.

July 2, 2021 at 12:20 PM Power has been restored.

July 2, 2021 at 11:14 AM Power outage affecting 1,040 homes in the Penn Valley and Rough and Ready area. Estimated time of restoration is 2:15 pm. Trouble crew has been assigned.

July 2, 2021 at 9:05 AM All updates on the Newtown Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/newtown/

July 2, 2021 at 9:01 AM Units at scene report fire along the hillside, 200 by 200 ft.

July 2, 2021 at 8:59 AM Traffic will be halted on Newtown coming up from Bitney Springs.

July 2, 2021 at 8:54 AM Thunderstorm chances continue. Above normal temperatures and locally moderate heat risk are still forecast in the Northern Sacramento Valley with highs 100-106° through the weekend. Isolated thunderstorms are also possible near the Sierra crest each day through Sunday. Rain rates are expected to remain below debris flow criteria. Any lightning strikes could have the potential to cause new fire starts.

July 2, 2021 at 8:51 AM Reported vegetation fire on Newtown at Bitney Springs, units being dispatched now. Estimated a 50 by 50 spot on a hillside.

July 2, 2021 at 8:44 AM 557 lightning strikes were recorded within California. 199 strikes were detected within the National Forests.

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July 1, 2021 at 9:08 PM Washington Ridge Crew 4 has been requested to respond to the Hammonton incident.

July 1, 2021 at 8:59 PM Hammonton IC reports they stopped the forward progress of the fire at about 5-6 acres.

July 1, 2021 at 8:51 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Hammonton incident.

July 1, 2021 at 8:46 PM Reported vegetation fire on Hammonton-Smartsville Road. Fire fighters are at scene.

July 1, 2021 at 5:00 PM Part 1: Nevada County’s Public Health Department reflects on a historic pandemic. The series is about local women working in Public Health during this pandemic. Their stories offer a glimpse behind the scenes of Nevada County’s small but definitely mighty PH department. Our thanks to all who talked to us, answered questions, provided background and explanations. Special thanks to Trina for working with us on this project. Your talent and kindness made this possible. -Pascale

July 1, 2021 at 4:58 PM Per Truckee PD: HWY 89 N lanes open both NB and SB. Traffic congestion, drive with caution. Highway 89 north is closed due to an accident blocking both lanes between Prosser Dam Rd and Rainbow Dr. Unknown time to open. Use alternate routes.

July 1, 2021 at 4:31 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 7 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 4,967 cases since the start of the pandemic, 49 are active. Seven people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

95,891 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

46,954 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 54.2% of residents 18 and older.

July 1, 2021 at 4:29 PM Accident on Tyler Foote Road in North San Juan, in front of Ma Trux. No injuries reported and the roadway is clear.

July 1, 2021 at 9:39 AM Slight cooldown and a chance of thunderstorms. Above normal temperatures and locally moderate heat risk are still forecast in the Northern Sacramento Valley with highs 100-106° through the weekend. Isolated thunderstorms are also possible near the Sierra crest each day through Saturday. Rain rates are expected to remain below debris flow criteria. Any lightning strikes could have the potential to cause new fire starts.

July 1, 2021 at 7:41 AM No injuries reported at the solo vehicle accident, all incoming units can cancel.

July 1, 2021 at 7:39 AM Units at scene on John Born report solo vehicle accident, car off the roadway. Checking for possible injuries now.

July 1, 2021 at 7:36 AM Oak tree down on the 17900 block of Penn Valley Drive, roadway is blocked. Public Works has been notified.

July 1, 2021 at 7:30 AM Accident on Pleasant Valley Road near Williams Elementary/John Born Road. Units are being dispatched now.

July 1, 2021 at 5:36 AM You can find last month’s log here.