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July 31, 2022 at 9:21 AM Understatement of the day.

July 31, 2022 at 9:15 AM Thunderstorm chances this week. Monsoon moisture will bring thunderstorm chances to the mountains this week with isolated thunderstorms possible in the Valley/Foothills late tonight into Monday evening. Chances across the entire Valley and surrounding foothills beginning late tonight through Monday afternoon.

July 30, 2022 at 8:47 PM Thanks to reader Lexie for the bovine preprandial stroll alert. They are safely back where they belong and no longer on Birchville Road on the San Juan Ridge.

July 30, 2022 at 3:02 PM Units at scene can handle the small spot.

July 30, 2022 at 2:55 PM Reported vegetation fire, grass fire close to a home on Red Deer Court near Windsong Way in north Auburn. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 30, 2022 at 12:24 PM Tahoe National Forest reports the lightning-caused Austin Fire, located 1 mi SW of Jackson Meadow on Sierraville R.D. is holding at 3/4 acre. USFS Firefighters making good progress on containment line while 2 helicopters perform bucket work.

July 30, 2022 at 8:23 AM Power outage has been reduced to 191 customers along Bitney Springs Road, PG&E trouble crew is at scene.

July 30, 2022 at 7:46 AM Power outage affecting 887 customers from Jones Bar Road to Rough and Ready and Pleasant Valley Road. Two separate outages, with estimated restoration times of 10:45 and 11:00 am.

July 29, 2022 at 8:00 PM Evening visitor was kind enough to pose for a picture.

July 29, 2022 at 3:49 PM California Department of Public Health reports 53 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County since last reported. The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic stands at 18,187. Eight people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

July 29, 2022 at 9:55 AM Hot today, mountain and Foothill thunderstorm chances this weekend. Monsoon moisture will bring thunderstorm chances to the mountains this weekend into early next week with isolated thunderstorms possible in the Valley/foothills Sunday night into Monday morning.

July 29, 2022 at 9:07 AM Gravel and debris in the roadway on Brunswick Road at Loma Rica Road, use caution in the area.

July 29, 2022 at 7:56 AM CHP at scene on northbound Hwy 49 between Hwy 174 and Idaho-Maryland. Car with mechanical trouble partially blocking a lane, use caution in the area.

July 28, 2022 at 3:00 PM Units at scene report the fire is contained to the vehicle, no extension to the wildland. They can handle, canceling all incoming units.

July 28, 2022 at 2:57 PM RV on fire on Hansen Lane in Chicago Park, units at scene.

July 28, 2022 at 2:47 PM The traffic lights on Hwy 20 at Pleasant Valley Road in Penn Valley are out of order again.

July 28, 2022 at 1:29 PM All updates on the Bear Fire at the Bear River bridge on the Colfax side will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/bear22/

July 28, 2022 at 1:22 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported vegetation fire at the Bear River Bridge at Hwy 174. This will be the Bear Fire

July 28, 2022 at 10:53 AM Car vs fence on Alpine Lane off Walker Drive in Grass Valley. Fence is holding on to the vehicle now, tow truck to liberate the stuck car.

July 28, 2022 at 8:30 AM Apple Fire near Collins Lake now 39 acres and 35% contained. All evacuations and road closures have been lifted. Firefighters made progress in containment.

July 27, 2022 at 3:52 PM Spenceville vegetation fire is contained. Most of the resources are responding to the Apple Fire south of Collins Lake.

July 27, 2022 at 3:21 PM All updates on the Apple Fire south of Collins Lake will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/apple22/

July 27, 2022 at 3:16 PM Apple Fire is located on County Road 270 and Apple Way. The fire is spotting ahead of itself, Air Attack is requesting additional tankers. Estimated at 2 acres and burning at a moderate rate of spread now.

July 27, 2022 at 3:11 PM There is an immediate threat to structures at the Apple Fire. Augmented dispatch to the fire now.

July 27, 2022 at 3:03 PM New start, reported by Air Attack, 2 acres burning at a moderate rate of spread about 2 miles south of Collins Lake in the Browns Valley area. Full wildland dispatch requested, this will be the Apple Fire.

July 27, 2022 at 3:01 PM Power outage due to the fire is affecting 60 customers along Gracie Road in Nevada City.

July 27, 2022 at 2:56 PM Smoke from the structure fire on Gracie is drifting into Cascade Shores. There is no report of a fire in Cascade Shores at this time.

From a reader

July 27, 2022 at 2:32 PM Firefighters have located two of the three people reported in or near the structure on Gracie Road. IC is switching to defensive firefighting, pulling all firefighters out of the structure. Checking all firefighters are accounted for.

July 27, 2022 at 2:29 PM PG&E is shutting off power to a portion of Gracie Road at the request of firefighters.

July 27, 2022 at 2:28 PM Spenceville IC reports the fire is still holding within the dozer check lines.

July 27, 2022 at 2:25 PM Gracie IC requesting another water tender.

July 27, 2022 at 2:18 PM Gracie IC reports they are still actively fighting the structure fire and there are unconfirmed reports of occupants in the structure. Firefighters are actively searching for them. Medical requested as a precaution.

July 27, 2022 at 2:16 PM First unit at scene reports 1/2 acre, held by the dozer check lines, burning at a slow rate of spread.

July 27, 2022 at 2:11 PM Fire at the shooting range is approximately 1/4 acre, shooting range will be shut down. Prevention officer is responding to the fire.

July 27, 2022 at 2:06 PM Full wildland dispatch now on order for the vegetation fire at the Spenceville shooting range.

July 27, 2022 at 2:05 PM Units at the structure fire on Gracie Road in Nevada City are making good progress.

July 27, 2022 at 2:02 PM Reported vegetation fire at the Spenceville shooting range, units dispatched.

July 27, 2022 at 1:55 PM Smoke report from Wolf Mountain lookout, white top smoke. Could be a new start in El Dorado County.

July 27, 2022 at 1:53 PM Gracie at Gold Flat is being shut down to allow access for firefighting equipment.

July 27, 2022 at 1:52 PM Air Attack is canceling the helicopter, IC just canceled all aircraft, the dozer and the hand crew.

July 27, 2022 at 1:49 PM Units at scene report the fire is actively burning. Firefighters will initiate interior attack. Attic is fully involved, per firefighters at scene.

July 27, 2022 at 1:46 PM First unit at scene reports a fully involved structure, Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 are overhead.

July 27, 2022 at 1:44 PM Reported structure fire with threat to the vegetation on Gracie Road in Nevada City, units dispatched.

July 27, 2022 at 1:31 PM Firefighters, with an assist from aircraft are containing the small fire on Martis Peak Road.

July 27, 2022 at 1:15 PM Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88, with TNF helicopter 6WL are arriving at the incident.

July 27, 2022 at 1:03 PM Reported vegetation fire near the Truckee Airport, Martis Peak Road in the Northstar area full wildland dispatch on order. This will be the Murphey incident, per TNF.

July 27, 2022 at 12:50 PM Wet concrete in the roadway on Brunswick Road near Loma Rica Road in Grass Valley. Public Works has been notified, GV Police is at scene for traffic control.

July 27, 2022 at 11:51 AM Accident in Alta Sierra on Norlene Way, emergency services dispatched.

July 27, 2022 at 6:15 AM Power outage affecting 644 customers in the McCourtney and Lime Kiln Road area, estimated time of restoration is 10:00 am. PG&E trouble crew is at scene.

July 26, 2022 at 4:58 PM All updates on the Cable Fire in El Dorado County will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/cable/

July 26, 2022 at 4:48 PM Rapidly expanding in size, per Pilot Peak lookout. Air Attack 230 requesting additional tankers to respond and helicopters with or without crew.

July 26, 2022 at 4:44 PM Air Attack reports multiple structures threatened on the Cable Fire, 3-7 acres, burning at a rapid rate of spread.

July 26, 2022 at 4:35 PM Full wildland dispatch for a vegetation fire in the area of Cable Road near Badger Hill between Pollock Pines and Camino in El Dorado County. This will be the Cable Fire.

July 26, 2022 at 3:56 PM 2022 Nevada County Employee Recognition Awards. Nevada County Supervisors presented the Employee Recognition awards to county staff during this afternoon’s session. Nominated by their peers and their respective departments, these employees truly represent “they who do the work.” Congratulations to all and thank you for your service.

July 26, 2022 at 3:01 PM California Department of Public Health reports 61 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County since last reported. The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic stands at 18,134. Four people are hospitalized – none in ICU. CDPH reports one additional fatality, bringing the death toll to 132 since the start of the pandemic.

July 26, 2022 at 1:35 PM Power outage for the six customers on East Main Street, including our colleagues at KNCO, has been extended until 8:00 pm.

July 26, 2022 at 1:34 PM Great news, the dog has been reunited with his owner.

July 26, 2022 at 9:53 AM From a reader: Found dog on Bush Road in Nevada City about 9:15 am today — Tuesday. Call for more info @ 530-277-5452. Has collar but tag is gone.

July 26, 2022 at 9:03 AM Tree branch in the roadway on Bitney Springs Road at Rough and Ready Hwy, both lanes are blocked.

July 26, 2022 at 8:11 AM Thunderstorm chances + smoke + heat this week = Summer in the Sierra. Monsoon moisture will push northward this week with isolated thunderstorms possible in the Valley/Foothills today and across the Sierra for the rest of the week. Very hot daytime temperatures with limited overnight relief expected across the Northern Sacramento Valley on Thursday and Friday with moderate to high heat risk. Smoke from the Oak Fire will likely continue to push northward across the Sierra foothills and mountains this week.

July 26, 2022 at 7:16 AM Report of gravel spilled on Idaho Maryland Road at the intersection with Brunswick Road in Grass Valley. Use caution in the area, especially when approaching the stop sign.

July 26, 2022 at 6:17 AM Update about last night’s power outage in Grass Valley. A car took out a pole on East Main Street, causing the outage. Most people were restored quickly, once the pole is replaced by the trouble crews KNCO and the stores in the area will be powered up again. 6 customers remain out of power, with an estimated restoration time of 1:00 pm.

July 25, 2022 at 10:58 PM Per PG&E, estimated time of restoration is 2:30 am for the 3,076 customers affected in the Grass Valley area.

July 25, 2022 at 10:40 PM Accident, car vs power pole, with a power outage affecting the greater Grass Valley area. Emergency services at scene.

July 25, 2022 at 8:58 PM Vehicle accident on Cruzon Grade near Refuge Road, units dispatched.

July 25, 2022 at 4:34 PM One of the lights is stuck on red on Hwy 20 at Pleasant Valley Road. Use extreme caution in the area.

July 25, 2022 at 2:34 PM At approximately 3:00 AM on Monday morning, Peardale Chicago Park Fire sent Brush-57 with 4 crew members to the #OakFire as part of the Nevada County Type-3 Strike Team. Also part of the Strike Team are Ophir Hill Fire, Nevada County Consolidated Fire, Higgins Fire and North San Juan Fire. Crews are working to construct and improve containment lines and work hose lays around structures in the fire area.

July 25, 2022 at 2:20 PM Ampine Fire in Martel, Amador County.

July 25, 2022 at 11:27 AM The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District and the Public Health Departments of Nevada, Plumas and Sierra Counties are issuing a Joint Air Quality Health Advisory due to the likelihood of poor air quality conditions through Monday, August 1, 2022 resulting primarily from the Oak Fire near Mariposa County, CA.

July 25, 2022 at 11:10 AM Power outage in the Rough&Ready area has been reduced to 728 customers.

July 25, 2022 at 10:32 AM Partial power restoration along Indian Springs Road and Maidu Trail reported by readers.

July 25, 2022 at 10:23 AM Power outage affecting 2,126 in the Penn Valley, Rough&Ready area. Estimated time of restoration is 1:30-1:45 pm.

July 25, 2022 at 7:29 AM Heat continues, slight chance of mountain thunderstorms. Similar weather conditions are forecast today with highs trending lower by a degree or two. Moderate heat risk continues.

July 25, 2022 at 7:09 AM Smoke forecast for today shows the 16,791-acre Oak Fire impacting air quality in the Foothills and Sierra again.

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July 24, 2022 at 3:46 PM All updates on the Digger Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/digger/

July 24, 2022 at 3:43 PM Fire intensity is picking up a little bit, but holding within the retardant lines. Approximately 3 acres now.

July 24, 2022 at 3:41 PM Additional tanker drops on the left flank, ground resources are aware. Helicopters arriving on the incident.

July 24, 2022 at 3:39 PM Location of the Digger Fire, tankers are dropping on both flanks.

July 24, 2022 at 3:33 PM Air Attack is over the Digger incident, reports about 1/2 acre burning at a moderate rate of spread.

July 24, 2022 at 3:30 PM Numerous local, state and federal units dispatched to the Digger fire, Air Attack has lifted and will be over the fire shortly.

July 24, 2022 at 3:24 PM Reported vegetation fire, 50 by 50 spot, on East Digger Hill Way in Rough and Ready. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 24, 2022 at 2:34 PM There is no local fire at this time, the smoke from the Oak Fire is traveling up the Foothills.

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July 24, 2022 at 2:14 PM Aircraft were canceled from the small fire in Latrobe in El Dorado County, returning to Grass Valley.

July 24, 2022 at 2:10 PM Air Attack and tankers dispatched to a fire in Latrobe, El Dorado County.

July 24, 2022 at 12:02 PM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Colfax area have reached 151 AQI (Unhealthy) on Sunday, July 24.

July 24, 2022 at 11:49 AM The persistent smoke over the Foothills from the 14,841-acre Oak Fire in Mariposa is a good reminder to check your Go bags and your evacuation plan.

July 24, 2022 at 10:22 AM Smoking brakes only, no fire, on a moving truck on Red Dog Road near Jasper Agate Court. Units at scene.

July 24, 2022 at 8:06 AM The forecast for today shows smoke from the 14,281-acre Oak Fire in Mariposa affecting all of the Sierra Nevada and Foothills.

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July 23, 2022 at 1:18 PM Over a dozen vehicles parked in the No Parking zone at the river on North Bloomfield.

July 23, 2022 at 11:06 AM The smoke forecast for the Oak Fire in Mariposa keeps the smoke mostly on the east side of the Sierra.

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July 22, 2022 at 7:24 PM

July 22, 2022 at 6:50 PM Update
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 0 km

Location with respect to nearby cities:
6.7 km (4.2 mi) SSE of Oroville East, California
12.0 km (7.5 mi) ESE of Oroville, California
37.0 km (22.9 mi) SSE of Paradise, California
37.1 km (23.0 mi) NNE of Marysville, California
97.5 km (60.4 mi) N of Sacramento, California

July 22, 2022 at 6:41 PM Earthquake M 4.3 – 7km SSE of Oroville East, CA per USGS. You can report if you felt it here.

July 22, 2022 at 6:36 PM Foresthill incident is being mopped up.

July 22, 2022 at 6:17 PM Foresthill incident now at 3 acres, still burning at a slow to moderate rate of spread in oak and brush.

July 22, 2022 at 6:09 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the spot on the Foresthill bridge incident. Aircraft inbound. Use Old Foresthill Road as the bridge will be shut down. Now 2 acres in size.

July 22, 2022 at 6:03 PM Forest IC reports about 1/4 acre, high potential for rollout. Full wildland dispatch ordered.

July 22, 2022 at 5:55 PM Reported vegetation fire on the Auburn side of the Foresthill bridge.

July 22, 2022 at 5:47 PM The Hirschman’s Pond plaque honoring Leb Hirschman and the Jewish Gold Rush community has been vandalized. No, it’s not paintball paint, it’s latex paint. County Facilities has removed the plaque for cleaning.

July 22, 2022 at 5:19 PM Overturned vehicle on North Bloomfield at Hwy 49, roadway is blocked, emergency services at scene.

July 22, 2022 at 3:15 PM Celesta IC requests all incoming units to stage at their present location. Smoke investigation only at this time.

July 22, 2022 at 3:14 PM First unit at scene on Celesta Drive reports nothing showing, they will investigate.

July 22, 2022 at 3:08 PM Reported residential structure fire on Celesta Drive in Grass Valley, units dispatched. Smoke in the home, no flames seen.

July 22, 2022 at 3:02 PM Accident on Hwy 174 at Meadow Drive, vehicle vs pedestrian, emergency services dispatched.

July 22, 2022 at 2:44 PM California Department of Public Health reports 53 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County since last reported. The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic stands at 18,073. Three people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

July 22, 2022 at 2:02 PM This is NOT an aircraft emergency at the Truckee airport. It is training for an airshow.

July 22, 2022 at 7:54 AM Imperceptibly cooler today and Saturday. Increased onshore flow will help keep temperatures slightly cooler today, but it will still be hot.

July 21, 2022 at 10:21 PM PG&E trouble crew close to reenergizing the remaining customers. The Hughes Road area has mostly underground conduits, each vault needs inspection to locate and fix the issue.

July 21, 2022 at 10:02 PM 179 customers along Doris, Celesta and Cypress Hill Drive in Grass Valley are still out of power, all others had their utility power restored.

July 21, 2022 at 8:22 PM Power outage around Grass Valley has been reduced to 2,874 customers.

July 21, 2022 at 6:50 PM Power outage affecting 3,153 customers in Grass valley. Estimated time of restoration is 10:30 pm.

July 21, 2022 at 5:43 PM Three-car accident at the McKnight off ramp, all cars are on the shoulder, one car drove off. Emergency services are at scene.

July 21, 2022 at 5:32 PM Nothing visible on the cameras along Hwy 89 in the Sierraville area at this time.

July 21, 2022 at 4:49 PM Reported vegetation fire south of Sierraville near Hwy 89. Units dispatched, this will be the Canyon incident.

July 21, 2022 at 2:32 PM Reported extinguished vegetation fire on eastbound I-80 near Clipper Gap. Fire was extinguished by locals.

July 21, 2022 at 2:01 PM Units at scene on Sutton report an extinguished car fire.

July 21, 2022 at 1:55 PM Accident near Hwy 49 on Sutton Way, units dispatched.

July 21, 2022 at 11:32 AM Units at scene can handle, canceling all incoming units.

July 21, 2022 at 11:28 AM Air Attack, two tankers and one helicopter assigned to the Dorsey incident.

July 21, 2022 at 11:25 AM New start on Dorsey Drive and Hwy 49 in the Brunswick area in Grass Valley. Units dispatched.

July 21, 2022 at 10:29 AM All updates on the Glen Fire in Yuba County will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/glen22/

July 21, 2022 at 10:23 AM New start, Willow Glen Road area in Yuba County. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 21, 2022 at 9:40 AM Units at scene on Argall Way report a possible HVAC issue only.

July 21, 2022 at 9:33 AM Reported smoke, or commercial structure fire, on Argall Way in Nevada City. Units dispatched.

July 21, 2022 at 8:33 AM Report of a possible burn pile on Old Mill Road on the San Juan Ridge. Units dispatched.

July 20, 2022 at 6:55 PM Mini Cooper vs ditch on Storm Ridge Road off Lower Colfax. Lane is partially blocked.

July 20, 2022 at 6:50 PM Traffic hazard at the Cedar Ridge Y on Hwy 174

July 20, 2022 at 4:33 PM PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff Address Alerts provide notifications for addresses other than your home – if you sign up again. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) customers and non-account holders can now sign up for notifications for any address they care about to stay informed about Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). PG&E customers will automatically be enrolled to receive PSPS notifications for any home or business they have an account for.

July 20, 2022 at 3:46 PM Forward progress stopped on the Edgewood incident, IC is releasing some resources.

July 20, 2022 at 3:40 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Edgewood incident.

July 20, 2022 at 3:29 PM No structure threat on the Edgewood incident.

July 20, 2022 at 3:22 PM Edgewood IC reports this is a 1/2 acre fire, burning at a slow to moderate rate of spread, on the west side of the Wise canal. Difficult access to the fire. Two more CAL FIRE engines to respond.

July 20, 2022 at 3:17 PM Units arriving at scene of the Edgewood incident.

July 20, 2022 at 3:15 PM Reported vegetation fire, size of a house, along a canal on Edgewood Road and Hwy 49 in North Auburn. Units dispatched.

July 20, 2022 at 12:16 PM Two NID directors have filed for reelection. District 1 Director Ricki Heck and District 2 Director Chris Bierwagen.

July 19, 2022 at 6:01 PM Here is a rather astonishing map of all the recorded vegetation fires since January 1st in Nevada County. Let’s not set a new record please.

July 19, 2022 at 4:43 PM California Department of Public Health reports 79 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County since last reported. This brings the case count to 18,020 since the start of the pandemic. Eleven people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

July 19, 2022 at 2:48 PM Purdon IC is canceling the rescue helicopter.

July 19, 2022 at 2:41 PM Units at Purdon Crossing have located the patient about 1/2 mile upstream from the bridge, requesting a helicopter for extrication.

July 19, 2022 at 2:21 PM Medical rescue at Purdon Crossing, not a fire.

July 19, 2022 at 12:59 PM Fowler IC requesting 2 engines to continue in, all others can cancel.

July 19, 2022 at 12:58 PM Units at scene on Fowler report a roadside spot, 40 by 40, currently no structure threat.

July 19, 2022 at 12:51 PM Report of a 50 by 50 spot on Fowler Road near Virginiatown Road in the Lincoln area, Placer County, numerous units dispatched.

July 19, 2022 at 10:58 AM Smoke report from Wolf Mountain, small white plume about 12 miles out. Could be construction dust.

July 19, 2022 at 10:53 AM Hwy 49 is back open in both directions near Old Downieville Hwy in Nevada City.

July 19, 2022 at 10:17 AM Accident on Hwy 49 at Old Downieville Hwy. Roadway is blocked, traffic is backing up.

July 19, 2022 at 9:43 AM Small roadside spot reported on Dorsey Drive in Grass Valley, units dispatched.

July 19, 2022 at 7:31 AM

July 18, 2022 at 9:15 PM Smoke from the Winding Fire will settle into the area overnight.

July 18, 2022 at 4:59 PM All updates on the Winding Fire in Oregon House will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/winding/

July 18, 2022 at 4:51 PM vegetation fire on Winding Way in the Oregon House area. Full wildland dispatch arriving, reported threat to structures.

July 18, 2022 at 1:27 PM Accident on northbound Hwy 49 near Shoshoni Trail Court. Car is partially blocking one lane.

July 18, 2022 at 12:14 PM Firefighters have stopped the forward progress of the Orbeck incident.

July 18, 2022 at 12:08 PM Smoke coming from the hood of a car on Hwy 49 near Lime Kiln Road, units dispatched.

July 18, 2022 at 12:04 PM Reported vegetation fire on Orbeck Court in North Auburn. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 18, 2022 at 12:01 PM Heads up: Murphy Rd. from Lost River Rd. to Purdon Rd., will be closed to through traffic. Road work will be taking place on July 19, 2022 due to hazardous trees bring removed. The closure will take place between the hours of 7:00AM to 4:00PM. Please plan accordingly.

July 18, 2022 at 11:41 AM Power has been restored to the Bitney Springs area, all customers have utility power again.

July 18, 2022 at 11:13 AM Power outage affecting 614 customers in the Newtown and Bitney Springs areas, estimated time of restoration is 2:00 pm.

July 18, 2022 at 10:17 AM Reader reports a car driving backwards on North Bloomfield towards Hwy 49 – use extreme caution in the area.

July 18, 2022 at 6:19 AM No real relief from the heat in sight until late this week. Ridge over Northern California strengthens a little today and 850 mb temperatures do not show much change through Wednesday.

July 17, 2022 at 10:26 PM Firefighters at scene of the Lowell Fire report 1-2 acres, and they have a wetline around it. Location was updated to the Nevada County side. Canceling the incoming dozer, all units will be committed 2-3 hours.

July 17, 2022 at 10:18 PM Placer Crew 1 and a dozer dispatched to the Lowell Fire, access from I-80.

July 17, 2022 at 10:12 PM Firefighters have located the fire, approximately 5 acres in grass and oak woodland on the Placer County side. This will be the Lowell Fire.

July 17, 2022 at 10:01 PM Firefighters still attempting to locate the fire, additional reports could put in in the vicinity of Lowell Hill and Swamp Angel Road.

July 17, 2022 at 9:45 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire in the area of Lowell Hill Road, units dispatched. First report was in the Drum Powerhouse Road area.

July 17, 2022 at 7:00 PM Secret Fire has been fully contained at 0.20 acres.

July 17, 2022 at 6:05 PM Secret IC releasing hold on the railroad traffic. Air Attack is releasing the tanker back to Grass Valley and helicopter back to White Cloud.

The Secret fires as seen from AA 230

July 17, 2022 at 6:02 PM Forward progress has been stopped, hoselines around all spots. Only the water tenders to continue in. Air Attack will remain overhead.

July 17, 2022 at 6:00 PM The vicinity of I-80 has been checked for any other spots, no other fires.

July 17, 2022 at 5:56 PM The slow lane on westbound I-80 between Secret Town and Magra is shut down, use caution. The fire is about 200 ft from the roadway. Inbound helicopters will work this fire with ground resources. Tankers to remain overhead for now, according Air Attack.

July 17, 2022 at 5:53 PM Union Pacific is halting all rail traffic in the area.

July 17, 2022 at 5:50 PM Units at scene report “multiple acres” burning at a moderate to critical rate of spread, all units to continue in.

July 17, 2022 at 5:41 PM Reported vegetation fire on westbound I-80 near the Secret Town off ramp, units dispatched.

July 17, 2022 at 1:59 PM Power outage in the Peardale area reduced to 12 customers on Narrow Gauge Drive and Roundhouse Court.

July 17, 2022 at 12:59 PM Updates on the Riosa Fire in the Sheridan area will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/riosa/

July 17, 2022 at 12:52 PM PG&E reports 1,066 customers out in the Peardale Chicago Park area. Estimated time of restoration is 4:30 pm.

July 17, 2022 at 12:51 PM Air Attack is requesting two additional Type 2 tankers to the Riosa Fire.

July 17, 2022 at 12:47 PM Two tankers, two helicopters assigned to the Riosa Fire. IC reports 1/2 acre of vegetation and now a fully involved structure. One civilian is requiring an ambulance. Riosa Road to be shut down in both directions.

July 17, 2022 at 12:45 PM Riosa IC reports one structure involved with approximately 1/4 acre of vegetation. PCSO is at scene helping with evacuations of nearby homes.

July 17, 2022 at 12:39 PM Units at scene of a structure fire with extension to the vegetation fire on Riosa Road in the Sheridan area. Aircraft arriving at scene.

July 17, 2022 at 12:37 PM Units at scene of the Liberty incident can handle with two additional engines, all others can cancel.

July 17, 2022 at 12:33 PM Reported vegetation fire on Liberty Lane in Placer Hills, units dispatched. Reported as an outbuilding on fire, one structure threatened.

July 17, 2022 at 12:32 PM Power outage in the Peardale/Chicago Park area.

July 16, 2022 at 4:42 PM Access to the bridge on Dog Bar Road is difficult on both sides due to a number of cars parked in the roadway.

July 16, 2022 at 4:35 PM Caller reports smelling and seeing smoke coming up from a ditch in the area of Hwy 49 and Clivus Drive. Nothing showing on the cameras.

July 16, 2022 at 4:09 PM Tanker 89 is being released back to Grass Valley

July 16, 2022 at 4:08 PM Helicopter is departing the fire off Macdonald. Air Attack and Tanker 89 remain in orbit. Forward progress stopped, mop-up in progress.

July 16, 2022 at 4:00 PM Units at scene report light flashy fuels, approximately 1/2 acre, surrounded by roads. Air Attack and Tanker 89 are overhead.

July 16, 2022 at 3:54 PM Two cars reportedly on fire after yard work on Macdonald Road in the Higgins area. Full wildland dispatch on order, extension to the vegetation reported.

July 16, 2022 at 3:30 PM Nevada IC reports both fires are extinguished, all units are being released. Locals called in and reported they were first at scene and started working on the hillside spot. They report creating a line around it.

Photo courtesy Isaac who added “Thank you to all the community members who stopped and helped. They did a wonderful job cutting a line.”

July 16, 2022 at 3:23 PM The two spot fires in Nevada City were caused by a tire blowout reportedly.

July 16, 2022 at 3:14 PM Firefighters are mopping up both fires, Hwy 49/20 will reopen shortly.

July 16, 2022 at 3:11 PM Units at scene can handle the two spots, no other resources needed. Forward progress stopped on both fires. Canceling incoming resources. NCSO has stopped the car towing the boat.

July 16, 2022 at 3:09 PM Firefighters are taking action on all spots, making good progress.

July 16, 2022 at 3:06 PM Units have checked Gold Flat, nothing showing, multiple spot fires in the Uren Street off ramp area. Less than 1/4 acre, slow to moderate rate of spread. Callers report a car towing a boat, throwing sparks with the chains.

July 16, 2022 at 3:04 PM Report of one, possibly two fires on Hwy 49 near the Gold Flat and Uren Street ramps in Nevada City. Units dispatched.

July 15, 2022 at 10:50 PM Power outage has been reduced to 40 customers along Garden Bar Road.

July 15, 2022 at 8:45 PM Power outage affecting 407 customers from Wolf Road to the Nevada/Yuba county line at Camp Far West. PG&E crew has been assigned, estimated time of restoration is 12:15 am.

July 15, 2022 at 5:15 PM Cherokee fire is fully contained, releasing resources.

July 15, 2022 at 4:55 PM First unit at scene reports no extension to the vegetation on the structure fire in the Chicago Park area. Aircraft reports it is a camping trailer on fire. Reducing the dispatched resources. Ophir and Peardale resources to continue in.

July 15, 2022 at 4:54 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the fire in Penn Valley. Forward progress stopped at about a 100 by 100 spot, mostly extinguished by locals.

July 15, 2022 at 4:49 PM New start, reported possible structure fire with extension to the vegetation on Cherokee Lane off You Bet Road in the Peardale Chicago Park area.

July 15, 2022 at 4:45 PM Units are arriving at scene on Raintree. Aircraft have lifted off Grass Valley AAB.

July 15, 2022 at 4:39 PM Reported vegetation fire, full wildland dispatch on order, on Raintree Lane in the Penn Valley area. Reported as a yard on fire.

July 15, 2022 at 4:17 PM Car fire at the Gold Flat exit has been extinguished, one engine to continue in, all others are being canceled.

July 15, 2022 at 4:12 PM Car fire on Hwy 49 at the Gold Flat exit on Nevada City. Units dispatched, holding aircraft at this time. The fire is confined to the engine compartment.

July 12, 2022 at 12:44 PM California Department of Public Health reports 92 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County since last reported, bringing the total to 17,941. Nine people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

July 15, 2022 at 2:51 PM Reader report of off-road vehicles driving erratically on North Bloomfield Road outside of Nevada City. Use caution in the area.

July 15, 2022 at 8:46 AM District Attorney report on the Officer Involved Shooting of Sage Crawford released. The full report is here.

July 15, 2022 at 7:07 AM Power outage affecting 521 customers in the North Auburn area. PG&E crew is assigned, estimated time of restoration is 10:00 am.

July 15, 2022 at 6:22 AM Firefighters are mopping up the 1/2-acre Willow incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

July 15, 2022 at 6:14 AM Willow IC reports forward progress stopped. Firefighters have a hoseline around the fire.

July 15, 2022 at 6:07 AM Units at scene report the fire is burning on Scotts Valley Road. No threat to structures at this time.

July 15, 2022 at 5:57 AM Units have eyes on the fire, 1/4 to 1/2 acre, appears to be on the ridgeline between Willow Valley Road and Scotts Valley Road.

July 15, 2022 at 5:51 AM Units in the area are attempting to locate the fire. Very tight canopy, difficult to pinpoint the exact location.

July 15, 2022 at 5:47 AM Reported vegetation fire on Willow Valley Road and Genasci Road in Nevada City. This will be the Willow incident.

July 14, 2022 at 6:24 PM Nevada IC reports no fire, electrical short only. All units are being released.

July 14, 2022 at 6:17 PM Nevada IC is only keeping two engines, all others can cancel.

July 14, 2022 at 6:16 PM Siesta IC reports negative fire, construction dust only. Canceling all units.

July 14, 2022 at 6:15 PM Nevada IC wants one brush engine to continue in, all others stage on Nevada Street.

July 14, 2022 at 6:14 PM Reported residential structure fire on Nevada Street in Nevada City. Units at scene.

July 14, 2022 at 6:06 PM Residential structure fire, caller reports smoke from a vent, on Siesta Drive in Penn Valley. Units dispatched.

July 14, 2022 at 6:03 PM

July 14, 2022 at 5:34 PM A large trash bag on westbound Hwy 20 near Penn Valley Drive is definitely out of bounds. Use caution.

July 14, 2022 at 4:42 PM Tractor has been detached, the slow lane on westbound I-80 is shut down. Fire is confined to the rear tires of the trailer, no extension to the wildland at this time. Canceling the aircraft, on water tender and one additional engines to continue in.

July 14, 2022 at 4:39 PM Full wildland dispatch for a semi truck on fire, westbound I-80 near Gold Run.

July 14, 2022 at 1:41 PM Units at scene on Old Oak are canceling aircraft, forward progress has been stopped.

July 14, 2022 at 1:37 PM Full wildland dispatch for a vegetation fire on Old Oak Road in the Newcastle area. First unit at scene reports a 100 by 100 spot in a mowed field, burning at a slow rate of spread.

July 14, 2022 at 1:15 PM Reader report: Waste Management truck has broken down on Brunswick Road near Loma Rica Road. Use caution in the area.

July 14, 2022 at 12:30 PM One of reader Myra’s black Angus is out and about in the Rock Creek /Rector Rd /Round Mountain area, and could travel to Lake Vera (for a dip in the lake?) Last sighting was on Rector Road. The bovine belongs at Dipper Valley Ranch on Rock Creek Rd. Please call Myra 530.913.3933 if sighted.

July 14, 2022 at 10:14 AM An extra pair of (hawk) eyes at the Buena Vista AlertWildFire camera in Amador County.

July 14, 2022 at 10:13 AM Units in the Truckee area have thoroughly checked the Glenshire area, some dust near Martis dam only.

July 14, 2022 at 10:05 AM Haze and drift smoke in the Truckee area.

July 14, 2022 at 9:55 AM Reported vegetation fire at the Legacy Trail near the Glenshire trailhead in the Truckee area. Units dispatched.

July 14, 2022 at 9:40 AM Firefighters have located the solo vehicle accident on Miners Road.

July 14, 2022 at 9:33 AM Reported vehicle accident, car vs tree, on Rough and Ready Hwy near Rough and Ready Road. Units in the area are attempting to locate.

July 14, 2022 at 7:15 AM All incoming units to stage in Sheridan. Nothing visible on cameras.

July 14, 2022 at 7:00 AM Black smoke reported in the Camp Far West area, possibly a structure fire into the vegetation. Numerous units dispatched.

July 13, 2022 at 8:15 PM Buck Supermoon tonight. Since the peak of this full moon is less than 10 hours after the Moon was closest to the Earth in its orbit, this will be a supermoon. The term “supermoon” was coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979 and refers to either a new or full moon that occurs when the Moon is within 90% of perigee, its closest approach to Earth.

July 13, 2022 at 10:35 AM

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July 13, 2022 at 8:09 AM Accident on Lower Colfax Road near Galilee Court. Vehicle down the embankment, emergency services dispatched.

July 12, 2022 at 1:54 PM No wildland involvement, canceling most incoming resources. Car fire has been contained.

July 12, 2022 at 1:51 PM Full wildland dispatch for a passenger vehicle fire. with wildland involved, at Magnolia Intermediate in the Higgins area.

July 12, 2022 at 1:14 PM With significant fire activity increasing in multiple geographic areas and an increased competition for national resources, the National Preparedness Level will elevate to Preparedness Level 3 (PL3) effective today, July 12.

July 12, 2022 at 12:54 PM Come receive free Healthcare Services from California CareForce in Grass Valley at the Nevada Union Highschool. To make this free service more accessible, Nevada County Connects offers free fares on all routes on July 15th and 16th! The clinic hours are 7 am to 5 pm Friday and Saturday. Sunday, July 17th the clinic will be available from 7 am to 12 pm (noon). 

July 12, 2022 at 12:44 PM California Department of Public Health reports 53 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County since last reported. The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic stands at 18,073. Three people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

July 12, 2022 at 12:04 PM Thanks to reader Anthony for the photo of the small spot on Ponderosa near High View in Placer Hills, reported by Mt. Howell.

July 12, 2022 at 11:49 AM Smoke report from Mt. Howell, units dispatched. Possible construction dust.

July 12, 2022 at 7:02 AM Nine customers along Hyatt Way and Heron Road on the San Juan Ridge are out of utility power. Crew has been assigned, estimated time of restoration is 10:15 am.

July 12, 2022 at 6:17 AM Power outage affecting 37 customers between Brewer Road and Salt Creek Road in the Higgins area, estimated restoration time is 10:30 am. Outage was caused by an equipment failure, according to PG&E.

July 11, 2022 at 4:04 PM No recount in Nevada County Clerk-Recorder race.

July 11, 2022 at 2:41 PM Drift smoke from the 2,340-acre Washburn Fire in Yosemite National Park will spread over the area again.

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July 11, 2022 at 2:26 PM Reported vegetation fire, small spot only, east of Browns Valley on Hwy 20 near the 7 Mile House. Units dispatched, nothing visible on the cameras.

July 11, 2022 at 1:51 PM A bag of leaves in the lanes on southbound Hwy 49 and LaBarr Meadows Road. It's not even harvest season...

July 11, 2022 at 1:19 PM Glass and debris in the roadway on Old Wood Road off Banner Lava Cap Road. Use caution in the area, no need to add to more car parts.

July 11, 2022 at 10:16 AM High heat risk with widespread triple digit temperatures today. Thunderstorm chances have decreased for the western Sierra Tuesday and Wednesday limiting risk. Moderate to high 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 11, 2022 at 7:00 AM 48 customers out of power on Sharonjack Road and Timber Ridge Drive in the Lake of the Pines area. Estimated restoration time is 10:45 am

July 11, 2022 at 6:15 AM

July 10, 2022 at 11:10 PM Firefighters will start overhaul and mop-up after clearing the house of any active flames. The fire was contained to the garage.

July 10, 2022 at 11:08 PM Numerous units at scene of the Thomas incident. Firefighters have made access into the garage, reporting the fire is out in the detached garage. Others have made entrance into the main residence. The fire is contained to the structure, canceling the dozer, the additional crews and the water tenders. No extension to the wildland.

July 10, 2022 at 11:04 PM Residential structure fire with some extension to the vegetation on Thomas Drive off Gayle Lane of Banner Lava Cap Road. Units at scene are working the structure fire, the home is evacuated.

July 10, 2022 at 12:59 PM Sutton IC is requesting a prevention officer to respond to the fire. Forward progress has been stopped. Canceling all incoming resources.

July 10, 2022 at 12:54 PM Units at scene on Sutton are making good progress. Hoseline is almost complete around the fire.

July 10, 2022 at 12:48 PM Expect traffic to be diverted. Units at scene report 1/4 acre, slow rate of spread. Now threat to structures at this time.

July 10, 2022 at 12:47 PM CAL FIRE, TNF and NCCFD dispatched to the 20 by 20ft fire, near to the Good Will store.

July 10, 2022 at 12:45 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Sutton Way in Grass Valley, units dispatched.

July 10, 2022 at 11:01 AM A brown, medium to large dog is running in the roadway on Hwy 20 just west of Rough and Ready Hwy. It's too hot for a pup to be on the asphalt, check if your pup is safe.

July 10, 2022 at 8:16 AM Triple Digit Heat Returns Today into Early this Week. Moderate to high risk for heat-related illnesses for pets, livestock, and those who are sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration. Monsoon moisture pushing north could set off isolated mountain thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and evening.

July 9, 2022 at 7:58 PM One engine one water tender to continue to the reported structure fire, all others can cancel. Air Attack and a tanker are overhead and report nothing showing.

July 9, 2022 at 7:40 PM Smoke report, possible structure fire in the area of Austin Ranch Road and Perimeter Road in the Higgins area in Nevada County. Units dispatched. Nothing showing on the cameras.

July 9, 2022 at 7:27 PM The chicken reader Carey rescued has been reunited with their humans.

July 9, 2022 at 6:53 PM Vehicle vs guardrail on Bitney Springs Road near Newtown Road.

July 9, 2022 at 6:36 PM Reader Carey sent us this: I live on Juanita Ct in Alta Sierra and found a small white chicken in my backyard. We have in in a crate, safe from predators. Please someone claim her/him.

July 9, 2022 at 5:25 PM Firefighters have stopped forward progress on all three fires, MacDonald, Porter and Dutch.

July 9, 2022 at 4:39 PM All updates on the Dutch Fire in the Colfax area will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/dutch-2/

July 9, 2022 at 4:30 PM Air Attack reports about 1/2 acre, slow rate of spread. Requesting 3 tankers and one helicopter.

July 9, 2022 at 4:27 PM Air Attack is arriving over the Dutch incident.

July 9, 2022 at 4:18 PM Units have arrived at scene of the reported vegetation fire, location now Dutch Flat area near Secret Town Road and Chicago Park Powerhouse Road.

July 9, 2022 at 4:11 PM Units in the Placer Hills area report the fire is off the freeway and in the Colfax area.

July 9, 2022 at 3:59 PM New start, possibly in the Greenhorn Creek area.

July 9, 2022 at 3:56 PM Porter Fire in the Sheridan area is estimated at 12 acres, light flashy fuels and now structures threatened. Fire reportedly started by welding.

July 9, 2022 at 3:44 PM Air Attack 230 and Tanker 89 report 5 acres burning at a slow rate of spread in grass and oak woodland on the Mc Donald Fire.

July 9, 2022 at 3:43 PM Units at scene of the Porter fire are requesting a second water tender.

July 9, 2022 at 3:39 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Sheridan area, Porter Road in Placer County.

July 9, 2022 at 3:37 PM Full wildland dispatch for a grass fire (10 by 10 spot) on McDonald Road in the Higgins area.

July 9, 2022 at 12:15 PM Reader Ron reports power was restored along Hwy 20 at 12:11 pm.

July 9, 2022 at 11:55 AM Restoration time for the outage affecting 597 customers between North Bloomfield and Hwy 20 has been pushed to 1:30 pm.

July 9, 2022 at 9:19 AM Grass Valley power outage has been resolved.

July 9, 2022 at 8:27 AM Two power outages, one in Grass Valley and one along North Bloomfield Road and Hwy 20 east of Nevada City. Grass Valley circuit outage is affecting 2,974 customers, estimated restoration time is 10:30 am. North Bloomfield circuit outage is affecting 597 customers with an estimated restoration time of 11:30 am.

July 8, 2022 at 10:01 PM Beale Fire was mapped at 53.4 acres, all on Beale.

July 8, 2022 at 9:55 PM Power has been restored on both circuits in Penn Valley and Rough&Ready.

July 8, 2022 at 8:40 PM Beale IC starting to release the local resources back to their units.

July 8, 2022 at 8:30 PM Forward progress has been stopped on the Beale Fire. Engines to continue in, dozer can cancel.

July 8, 2022 at 8:14 PM Fire has potential for 30-40 acres, still only on Beale AFB.

July 8, 2022 at 8:08 PM Beale AFB now requesting two additional Type 3 engines from Linda Fire. Engines responding to the Vassar Gate.

July 8, 2022 at 8:02 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Beale Fire.

July 8, 2022 at 7:50 PM CAL FIRE NEU is assisting Beale AFB with the grass fire, one additional Type 3 engine requested.

July 8, 2022 at 7:48 PM Power outage in Penn Valley affecting 2,105 customers, estimated restoration time is 11:30 pm.

July 8, 2022 at 7:39 PM Fire at Beale Air Force Base, approximately 2 acres in grass, slow to moderate rate of spread. Units are at scene.

July 8, 2022 at 7:27 PM Power outage reported in the Penn Valley area. No PG&E report yet.

July 8, 2022 at 6:04 PM Fire restrictions go into effect Saturday, July 9, 2022 on the Eldorado National Forest under Forest Order 03-22-12. Wood and charcoal fires will be restricted to metal fire rings and grills in designated developed recreation sites listed in the order on Exhibit A. All other campfires are prohibited until the end of fire season.

July 8, 2022 at 4:02 PM California Public Health Department reports 33 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County since last reported. A total of 17,693 cases since the start of the pandemic. Nine people are hospitalized - two in ICU.

July 8, 2022 at 3:26 PM Town of Washington and Allegheny areas are out of power. 155 customers affected, estimated restoration time is 9:15 pm.

July 8, 2022 at 1:22 PM All updates on the Bay Fire in Loma Rica will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/bay/

July 8, 2022 at 1:16 PM

Augmented dispatch for the Bay fire.

July 8, 2022 at 1:09 PM Full wildland dispatch for a 1/4 acre fire on Marysville Road near Bayberry Lane in the Loma Rica area, Yuba County.

July 8, 2022 at 11:26 AM Reported woodchipper trailer on fire, on Cabin Creek Road off Hwy 89 in the Truckee area, no threat to the vegetation. Units dispatched.

July 8, 2022 at 8:36 AM Triple digit heat returns Sunday into early next week with isolated mountain thunderstorms Thursday. Triple digit highs for Valley and Foothill locations, Sunday through Tuesday, hottest day will be Monday. Monsoon moisture making its way north could set off isolated mountain thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening.

July 8, 2022 at 6:29 AM How happy are you it's finally Friday? Many thanks to reader Jamie for sharing this photo.

"Smiling" dragonfly by Jamie

July 7, 2022 at 4:23 PM Vehicle off the roadway on Hwy 49 at Indian Flat Road across from Newtown Road in Nevada City, emergency services dispatched.

July 7, 2022 at 1:52 PM Final size of the Spenceville grass fire is 0.9 acres, all units available.

July 7, 2022 at 1:20 PM Possible hazmat with medical rescue on Idaho-Maryland Road. Tow truck driver towing a vehicle with possible hazmat, driver is now sick. Units dispatched.

July 7, 2022 at 1:11 PM Garbage can in the slow lane on northbound Hwy 49 near the Empire Street off ramp. Use caution and Waste Management for your garbage disposal needs.

July 7, 2022 at 1:02 PM Spenceville IC reports resources will be committed for another hour to mop up the grass fire.

July 7, 2022 at 12:25 PM Updates on the Butterfield Fire in Truckee will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/butterfield/

July 7, 2022 at 12:14 PM New start on Spenceville Road in the Penn Valley area, units arriving at scene.

July 7, 2022 at 11:42 AM The next chapter in the elections recount: Nevada County Registrar of Voters recount request: Cost estimate and next steps

July 7, 2022 at 11:32 AM Units dispatched to a vegetation fire on Joerger Drive near Butterfield Drive in Truckee.

July 7, 2022 at 11:28 AM A 1-acre burn is about to take place in the Wildwood Ridge HOA in the Penn Valley area, billed as a cultural burn by a caller.

July 7, 2022 at 7:33 AM Non-injury accident on Banner Lava Cap, solo vehicle hit a rock after swerving to avoid a deer.

July 6, 2022 at 9:50 PM Now 241 customers out on the San Juan Ridge, with an estimated restoration time of 2:15 am.

July 6, 2022 at 9:33 PM Reader reports a power outage in North San Juan.

July 6, 2022 at 5:15 PM Thorough area check has revealed no fire.

July 6, 2022 at 3:48 PM Smoke check in the area of Hwy 20 and Chalk Bluff, TNF units dispatched. Reported as a smoldering pile of chips near the roadside.

July 6, 2022 at 1:59 PM Accident on Brunswick Drive at 174, emergency services dispatched.

July 6, 2022 at 12:52 PM The Rices Fire remains well within the control lines. One smoke within the perimeter is being extinguished by a water drop from a helicopter.

July 6, 2022 at 9:31 AM Smoke and haze from the Electra Fire will reach our area, especially on the east side.

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July 6, 2022 at 6:12 AM Traffic hazard on Pleasant Valley Road at Rices Crossing Road. Tree across the roadway, both directions of travel are blocked.

July 5, 2022 at 9:53 PM Peardale Chicago Park Fire Department PIO Daniel Ramey shared this account of the Nevada County Strike Team on the Electra Fire:

On July 4th, Brush-57 was sent to the #ElectraFire as part of the 4101C Nevada County Strike Team. The fire is located in Amador County and crews are working hard on rugged terrain. Also part of the strike team are Ophir Hill Fire, Nevada County Consolidated Fire, North San Juan Fire and Grass Valley Fire.

July 5, 2022 at 9:47 PM Seems we're not quite done with the June election. Recount requested with a 14,957 vote difference between the two top candidates for the Clerk-Recorder's position.

July 5, 2022 at 4:30 PM One of the more unusual calls received by Nevada County Sheriff's Office dispatchers on July 4th:
911 MULTIPLE MALES SINGING TAYLOR SWIFT
VM FULL ON CB (voicemail box full on call back)
ADDITIONAL 911 OPEN LINE MULTIPLE SUBJS SINGING
ADDITIONAL 911 OPEN LINE
ADDITIONAL 911 WITH SINGING
ADDITIONAL 911 WITH SINGING
ON CB LINE IS ANSWERED THEN HUNG UP IMMEDIATLY
ON ADDITIONAL CB PHONE ISSUES WHILE DRIVING C4
* EVENT CLOSED BY CAD1

July 5, 2022 at 4:14 PM Missed the July 4th parade in Nevada City? We got you covered, thanks to our photographer Penny Collins!

July 5, 2022 at 3:51 PM Oregon Creek Day Use Area closure on the Tahoe National Forest due to the Rices Fire has been lifted.

July 5, 2022 at 8:29 AM Warming trend begins, breezy with a side of smoke today. Onshore surface pressure gradient has continued to slacken, and combined with the increase in cloudiness, has resulted in considerably milder temperatures compared to 24 hours ago.

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July 4, 2022 at 9:16 PM Fireworks reported on You bet Road, unknown cross street.

July 4, 2022 at 9:06 PM Fireworks on Margaret Lane in Grass Valley. Units dispatched.

July 4, 2022 at 9:04 PM Report of fireworks on Kimberly near Combie Road in south county. Units dispatched.

July 4, 2022 at 7:42 PM

July 4, 2022 at 6:50 PM Bosal IC reports forward progress stopped. Canceling most incoming units.

July 4, 2022 at 6:47 PM Units at scene on Bosal report 1/4 acre in grass, burning at a slow rate of spread. All resources to continue.

July 4, 2022 at 6:45 PM Units in the area advise best access is off Kemper Road, this will be the Bosal Fire.

July 4, 2022 at 6:40 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Bosal Circle in the North Auburn area in the Nature Preserve. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 4, 2022 at 5:14 PM Units at scene on Gold Country Drive report nothing showing, they will investigate. All incoming units can reduce to Code 2.

July 4, 2022 at 5:08 PM Reported residential structure fire on Gold Country Drive in Lake Wildwood. Smell of electric in the building.

July 4, 2022 at 4:48 PM Reported vegetation fire, reportedly started by fireworks, on North Manzanita Hills Road near East Weimar Cross Road in Placer County, units dispatched.

July 4, 2022 at 4:46 PM Updates on the Electra Fire south of Jackson in Amador and Calaveras counties will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/california-fires/electra/

July 4, 2022 at 4:30 PM Updates on the Jandar Fire near Bangor will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/jandar/

July 4, 2022 at 4:22 PM Electra Fire, Hwy 49 at Electra Road in Amador near the Calaveras County line. 40+ acres, dangerous rate of spread.

July 4, 2022 at 4:12 PM Jandar Fire near Bangor on the Oro Bangor Hwy is 2-3 acres, moderate rate of spread. Air Attack 230 and tankers have lifted from Grass Valley Air Attack Base.

July 4, 2022 at 4:03 PM Smoke visible on camera in the Bangor area in Butte County.

July 4, 2022 at 3:55 PM Units dispatched to Wildwood West/Pleasant Valley Road area for a smoke check.

July 4, 2022 at 2:56 PM Church IC reports alarm was cause by smoke from burnt food, canceling all units.

July 4, 2022 at 2:50 PM Units are at scene on Church Street, nothing showing,

July 4, 2022 at 2:46 PM Commercial fire alarm for smoke on Church Street in Nevada City, across from Main Street.

July 4, 2022 at 11:54 AM Power outage in south county has been reduced to 13 customers, estimated restoration time is 3:00 pm.

July 4, 2022 at 11:08 AM Emergency services at scene of the accident on McCourtney report one patient, minor injuries only.

July 4, 2022 at 11:03 AM Motorcycle down and overturned vehicle on McCourtney Road and Hwy 20. Emergency services dispatched.

July 4, 2022 at 10:49 AM The reported smoke appears to be from multiple BBQs in the Lake of the Pines area.

July 4, 2022 at 10:45 AM Smoke report from Wolf Mountain, about 9 miles to the south southeast, light white smoke is visible.

July 4, 2022 at 9:44 AM 507 customers are out of power along Hwy 49 from Lone Star Road and Winding Way in Placer County to Oak Mesa, Streeter Road and Starfire Court in Nevada County. Estimated time of restoration is 1:30 pm.

July 4, 2022 at 9:00 AM Happy Independence Day. For a calendar of today's events, click here.

July 3, 2022 at 2:36 PM Accident on Rough and Ready Road, units dispatched.

July 3, 2022 at 1:30 PM Semi trailer on fire on westbound I-80 near Crystal Springs off ramp and the runaway truck ramp. Driver is out of the vehicle, attempting to extinguish. Units dispatched.

July 3, 2022 at 12:43 PM NCSO deputy is at scene, the fire has been completely extinguished.

July 3, 2022 at 12:41 PM Reported small roadside spot on Dog Bar Road near Wheeler Acres, locals are working on it. Caused by someone burning weeds with a blowtorch... Units dispatched.

July 3, 2022 at 11:41 AM A reminder: MIM’s annual July 3rd “Happy Birthday USA Concert”, a 40-year tradition in Nevada County, has been moved from the Fairgrounds to Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley due to the Rices Fire. The Happy Birthday USA concert will begin at 8pm with gates opening to the public at 7pm. Local Penn Valley residents will be delighted with a flyover but residents and pets can rest easy that no fireworks will be a part of the concert.

July 3, 2022 at 10:05 AM Below normal temperatures and breezy for the holiday weekend. Cooler temperatures stick around today and tomorrow before a gradual warming trend this week. There are chances for isolated showers in far NorCal today and tomorrow. Winds will be breezy at times, so exercise extra caution with anything that could create sparks!

July 3, 2022 at 8:48 AM Traffic hazard on Pleasant Valley Road in Penn Valley near Wagon View Trail. An abandoned vehicle is partially blocking the roadway, making it difficult for the fire engines to get to the Rices Fire. Vehicle will be tagged and towed shortly.

July 2, 2022 at 7:54 PM Units at scene on Stone House can handle the small fire, canceling all incoming resources.

July 2, 2022 at 7:48 PM Report of a large burn pile on Stone House Road in Auburn, units dispatched.

July 2, 2022 at 7:06 PM A very large tortoise is shuffling down the roadway, at best possible speed, on Purdon Road near Purdon Crossing. Traffic is backing up behind the reptile, there will be no speeding tickets on that stretch of road.

Photo Scot Woodland via Jim Hurley

July 2, 2022 at 6:04 PM First unit at scene reports a car off the roadway, no fire. Canceling all resources.

July 2, 2022 at 6:00 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire on Loma Rica Road near Brunswick Road in Grass Valley. Units dispatched, nothing showing on cameras yet.

July 2, 2022 at 4:04 PM Fire reported by Wolf Mountain lookout is a structure fire on 11th Ave and Fleming in Olivehurst, extending to the vegetation.

July 2, 2022 at 4:03 PM Smoke report from Wolf Mountain lookout, maybe on the other side of Beale. Could be in the Marysville area.

July 2, 2022 at 3:49 PM Nothing showing on the cameras or seen from YubaNet HQ. Units have checked the area, unable to locate. All units canceled.

July 2, 2022 at 3:46 PM Report of white smoke seen in the area of Excelsior Ditch Camp Road and Lake Vera/Purdon Road. Units dispatched.

July 2, 2022 at 8:43 AM The First Annual National Wildland Firefighter Day is being celebrated today. If you see an engine or a crew, give them a wave to show your appreciation.

July 1, 2022 at 6:48 PM All units are being canceled, no fire located.

July 1, 2022 at 6:40 PM Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 are over the Newcastle area, no smoke visible.

July 1, 2022 at 6:34 PM Units in the area are still attempting to make access to the reported smoke in the Newcastle area, possibly off Hwy 193 or Ridge Road. Air Attack and a tanker have lifted and should be overhead shortly.

July 1, 2022 at 6:30 PM Units in the area report no smoke visible on Old Oak Road.

July 1, 2022 at 6:25 PM Reported vegetation fire, white smoke seen, Ridge Road and Old Oak Road in the Newcastle area. Full wildland dispatch on order, nothing showing on the cameras yet.

July 1, 2022 at 6:01 PM California Department of Public Health reports 107 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County since last reported for a total of 17,546. Nine people are hospitalized - two in ICU.

July 1, 2022 at 5:58 PM All incoming units to the reported car fire are being canceled.

July 1, 2022 at 5:54 PM Passenger vehicle fire with possible extension to the wildland on eastbound I-80 near Blue Canyon. Full wildland dispatch on order.

July 1, 2022 at 4:55 PM Traffic is backed up on southbound Hwy 49 between Lime Kiln and Alta Sierra due to the accident.

July 1, 2022 at 4:33 PM Vehicle accident on Hwy 49 near Lime Kiln Road. Unit at scene reports major damage to the vehicles, requesting emergency services to respond.

July 1, 2022 at 4:23 PM Heads up: There is a stop sign at Rollins Lake Road and Hwy 174. Due to the incident on I-80 more traffic than usual goes through the area and, according to a reader, drivers are blowing through the stop sign. Use extreme caution.

July 1, 2022 at 4:04 PM Caltrans is cleaning the spilled dairy products, oil and debris. All traffic is being diverted off at Rollins Lake Rd. Watch for emergency crews and equipment working in and around the area. The eastbound left lane is also closed at this time. Motorists may experience congestion and delays in the area.

July 1, 2022 at 3:58 PM This morning's lost German Shorthair has been reunited with their humans, all is well.

July 1, 2022 at 3:34 PM Air Attack is releasing all aircraft from the Gold incident on I-80

July 1, 2022 at 3:28 PM Firefighters have contained the extension to the wildland, the big rig tractor was detached from the trailer, filled with dairy products. The eastbound left lane is also closed at this time. Expect long delays, use Hwy 49 and Hwy 20 as alternate routes.

July 1, 2022 at 3:21 PM Gold Fire, westbound I-80 near Colfax and the Hwy 174 on ramp. Big rig fire with extension to the wildland. Westbound I-80 is being diverted at Rollins.

July 1, 2022 at 12:50 PM The Predictive Services have issued the forecast for the next 4 months: Above normal potential for large wildfires through October for our area.

July 1, 2022 at 10:57 AM Heads up, South Yuba River State Park partial closure due to the #RicesFire Bridgeport Covered Bridge and Visitor Center, and day use areas and park lands in the vicinity of the Bridgeport Covered Bridge and Visitor Center. On the Tahoe National Forest, the Oregon Creek Day Use area is closed due to the fire and is anticipated to reopen on July 15.

July 1, 2022 at 10:54 AM A German Shorthair male, mostly white with chocolate colored head, appeared at Pearsons Feed Store in Penn Valley. 530-432-1420. Very friendly but misses his family. Thanks to reader Maryann for the info and for caring.

July 1, 2022 at 10:18 AM

July 1, 2022 at 5:45 AM As a reminder, updates on the Rices Fire in Nevada County are posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/rices/

July 1, 2022 at 5:30 AM You can find last month's log here.