Happening Now is a feature designed to bring updates, announcements and info on news items throughout the day.

You are invited to participate. See a road closure? A business opening? A smoke plume? Storm-related mishaps like downed trees, power lines, road or other flooding? Email us at news@yubanet.com or call 530-478-9600 to let us know. You can also text us at 530-409-9888, but please don’t text or call while driving. Thanks!

August 31, 2016 at 2:33 PM 7,000 people attending the Lake Tahoe Summit. Senators Feinstein, Boxer, Reid, Governor Brown and President Obama speaking.

Photo: YubaNet
Photo: YubaNet
Photo: YubaNet
Photo: YubaNet

August 31, 2016 at 1:01 PM First unit on scene reports a 2 by 1 ft spot in the grass, they can handle. All incoming units are canceled.

August 31, 2016 at 12:59 PM Fire on eastbound I80 now reported near the Bell Road exit. Full wildland dispatch en route.

August 31, 2016 at 12:56 PM Reported vegetation fire on eastbound I80, possibly near the Foresthill off ramp or maybe Bowman exit.

August 31, 2016 at 11:27 AM Accident on Hwy 49 / Cameo Dr. Motorcycle down in the roadway, unknown which vehicle struck the rider. CHP on scene.

August 31, 2016 at 10:51 AM Solo vehicle off the roadway on Purdon Road, approximately 1/2 mile before Purdon Crossing, on the Nevada City side. Unknown injuries.

August 31, 2016 at 9:59 AM Solo vehicle into a ditch on Chaparral Drive in Lake Wildwood. Infant in the backseat, emergency services en route.

August 31, 2016 at 8:56 AM No other way to put this. Current state of the weather: Meh. Dry weather is expected across our area, as models keep precipitation well to the north.

August 30, 2016 at 4:54 PM Vehicle accident on Rough& Ready Hwy and East Drive. Two vehicles involved, roadway is blocked. CHP and firefighters on scene.


August 30, 2016 at 10:28 AM More smoke from wildfires in the central Sierra to affect the air quality later today.

August 30, 2016 at 10:12 AM Smoke in the area is from the fires all along western California, there is no local threat to the Truckee Area.

August 30, 2016 at 9:54 AM Below normal temperatures and breezy. Dry weather with below average temperatures this week. Locally breezy at times.

August 30, 2016 at 9:50 AM Traffic is flowing again on Hwy 49 near Running M. The horse is safe.

August 30, 2016 at 9:28 AM A horse crossing Hwy 49 at Running M Drive just before Brewer Road has traffic backed up in both directions. Use caution in the area. Animal Control has been notified.

August 30, 2016 at 8:55 AM Emergency services have made contact with an injured hiker on the Independence Trail off Hwy 49 near the 49er Bridge. The patient is being transported out. Watch for emergency vehicles in the area.

August 29, 2016 at 9:35 PM Units have checked Newtown Road, nothing found. Likely drift smoke from the various fires burning throughout the state.

August 29, 2016 at 9:20 PM Smoke check in the area of Newtown Road, reported as heavy smoke approximately 1.5 miles from Hwy 49. Engine en route to investigate.

August 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM Baxter Grade will remain closed for approximately another hour while firefighters mop up a fire on Mount Vernon Road in Auburn. Closure is between China Wall and the Baxter Grade intersection. All aircraft has been released.

August 29, 2016 at 12:21 PM Aircraft overhead on the fire on Salmon Falls Road. Ground resources are on scene, fire almost contained.

August 29, 2016 at 11:55 AM New fire reported on Salmon Falls Road and Gallagher Rd in the Pilot Hill area, reported as 1/4 acre spot.

August 29, 2016 at 9:57 AM A prevention officer is responding to the extinguished vegetation fire on Brunswick Road to determine the cause of the fire.

August 29, 2016 at 9:55 AM CHP has located a possible fire on East Bennett near Brunswick, engines are in route to the incident.

August 29, 2016 at 9:47 AM Firefighters are checking the area of East Bennett and the Old Bohemia Mill site, several smoke reports have come in to the Emergency Command Center. Meanwhile the smoke check on Robin Avenue turned out to be an illegal debris burn, the homeowner has been “educated.”

August 29, 2016 at 9:33 AM Units are being dispatched for an extinguished vegetation fire on Brunswick Road between Loma Rica Drive and Greenhorn.

August 29, 2016 at 9:23 AM Smoke check on Robin Avenue off Squirrel Creek in Grass Valley. Reported as white smoke, possibly smelling like plastic burning. Engines en route.

August 29, 2016 at 8:34 AM Temperatures this next week will be slightly below average as an upper level trough moves over Northern California starting Tuesday and lingers over our area through at least the end of the week.

August 27, 2016 at 7:03 PM Updates on the Grizzly Fire in North San Juan will be here: http://yubanet.com/Fires/grizzly-2/

August 27, 2016 at 6:42 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire, reported as white smoke coming from trees, on the 14800 block of Grizzly Hill Road in North San Juan. Full wildland dispatch on order, including Air Attack, 2 tankers, 2 helicopters. North San Juan Fire, CAL FIRE personnel en route.

August 27, 2016 at 1:34 PM Reports of several abandoned campfires in the Chalk Bluff area. Firefighters will investigate.

August 27, 2016 at 1:31 PM Firefighters have discovered a now extinguished burn pile on Gayle Lane. Units on scene can handle.

August 27, 2016 at 1:29 PM So far, firefighters in the Gayle Lane area are unable to locate any smoke or fire.

August 27, 2016 at 1:18 PM Smoke check in the area of Gayle Lane, off Banner Lava Cap in Nevada City. Engines en route.

August 27, 2016 at 12:30 AM Updates on the fire on Banner Quaker Hill will be here: http://yubanet.com/Fires/banner/

August 27, 2016 at 12:22 AM Fully involved structure, limited extension to the wildland. A total of three water tenders, 6 engines on scene. Growlersburg crew is en route. Battalion 2 is now the Banner IC.

August 27, 2016 at 12:14 AM Immediate neighbors are being notified, prepare for possible evacuation. Additional water tender on order

August 27, 2016 at 12:12 AM First unit on scene at Banner reports some extension to the wildland, additional resources requested.

August 27, 2016 at 12:04 AM Report of an explosion heard and residential structure fire with roof on fire on Banner Quaker Hill Road, across from Pasquale Road outside of Nevada City. Numerous engines en route.

August 26, 2016 at 8:41 PM The vegetation fire on Wise Road has reportedly been extinguished by locals. Units on scene can handle, all incoming units are being canceled.

August 26, 2016 at 8:25 PM Vegetation fire, Old Cypress Lane and Wise Road in the Auburn area near Ophir. Reported as a fire behind a residence. Full wildland dispatch, without air support, en route.

August 26, 2016 at 8:14 PM A homeowner in Loma Rica in Yuba County lit two burn piles on their property. Firefighters are on scene, providing information and extinguishing the illegal debris burns. Prevention is en route.

August 26, 2016 at 7:02 PM Updates on the fire in the Eagle Lakes campground off I-80 will be here: http://yubanet.com/Fires/spring-2/

August 26, 2016 at 6:41 PM Report of a vegetation fire, smoke column building, 1/2 mile past Cisco Grove on the north side of I-80. Possibly power lines down near the Eagle Lake campground. Full wildland dispatch en route.

August 26, 2016 at 3:56 PM Reported grass fire in Auburn, on Hwy 49 at Luther Road near the Best Buy store. Units en route.

August 26, 2016 at 3:52 PM All air resources released from the fire on Emigrant Gap, fire contained to 1/2 acre.

August 26, 2016 at 3:33 PM Eastbound I80 near Emigrant Gap, vegetation fire reported. Air resources are overhead.

August 26, 2016 at 11:56 AM The smoke seen by Wold Mountain is from agricultural burns in Sutter County. The fire in Rescue can be handled by units at scene, all incoming units canceled.

August 26, 2016 at 11:43 AM New vegetation fire reported in the Amador-Eldorado unit of CAL FIRE in the Rescue area.

August 26, 2016 at 11:42 AM Smoke report from Wolf Mountain lookout. Reports a smoke plume in the Beale area, white smoke.

August 26, 2016 at 11:14 AM Minor injury accident on Locksley Lane and Hwy 49, Auburn. Emergency services are on scene.

August 26, 2016 at 8:12 AM PG&E will be venting a natural gas pipeline on Squirrel Creek in Grass Valley. You could smell gas in the area and/or hear a hissing noise. According to a voicemail sent to residents, the work begins today and should be completed by Monday, Aug. 29th. Thanks to reader Jason for the heads up.

August 26, 2016 at 7:52 AM Near normal temperatures, slight cooldown possible. The trend toward milder temperatures will continue today across interior NorCal.

August 26, 2016 at 6:53 AM A small vegetation fire on East Berry Hill in Grass Valley is fully contained. Reported as approximately 1/2 acre, the fire is in mop-up stage. No damage to any structures and no road closures. Watch for equipment leaving the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Photo: YubaNet
Photo: YubaNet

August 25, 2016 at 6:11 PM Firefighters are still working to fully mop up the fire. Heavy brush and timber in the area. The cause of the fire is still under investigation but does not appear to be suspicious.

August 25, 2016 at 5:04 PM Reported vegetation fire on Dylan Court, off New Rome Road in the Nevada City area. Full wildland response en route. First unit at scene reports a 40 by 40 spot.

August 25, 2016 at 3:39 PM Bust on Grizzly Hill Road: Damage to stream, trash and 300 plants found.

August 25, 2016 at 2:55 PM Fire was likely a dust plume from construction work.

August 25, 2016 at 2:42 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire in the Alison Ranch Road area, near McCourtney Road. Full wildland dispatch en route.

August 25, 2016 at 6:54 AM Dry and downright pleasant temps for the remainder of the week. Dry weather pattern with near normal temperatures for the rest of the week.

August 24, 2016 at 2:05 PM Reported vegetation fire possibly extinguished on Perseverance Mine Court near Searls Ave in Nevada City. Watch for engines responding.

August 24, 2016 at 11:13 AM Commercial fire alarm (smoke alarm) sounding at the Country Store in North San Juan.

August 24, 2016 at 10:12 AM Caltrans: I-80 east of Colfax WB lanes now open. Right #2 lane of EB I-80 remains closed. 5 mile backlog of WB traffic moving slowly through the incident.

August 24, 2016 at 9:49 AM All lanes on I-80 are being reopened.

August 24, 2016 at 9:26 AM Per CHP: Both directions of I-80 now closed due to a truck fire. All traffic is being diverted to Secret Town.

August 24, 2016 at 9:20 AM Vehicle fire on eastbound I 80 just west of Cape Horn. Fully engulfed vehicle, westbound traffic is being diverted at Secret Town. Numerous emergency vehicles are on scene. Both directions of I 80 are now closed, use an alternate route if possible.

August 24, 2016 at 9:16 AM Near normal temperatures for the season. The rest of this week will be dry with temperatures in the upper 80s in Sacramento and upper 90s in the Northern Sacramento Valley. This is relatively mild for Sacramento considering the average high is 91°F this time of year!

August 23, 2016 at 8:13 AM Cooler today, then a “subtle” warmup on Wednesday. Persistent weak upper trough will continue relatively temperate pattern across the region through the remainder of the week, though highs are expected to bump up a bit on Wednesday and Thursday as onshore flow slackens for a day or so. Deeper moisture and instability, and thunderstorm chances, will be east and south of the area for the remainder of the week.

August 22, 2016 at 2:41 PM All units responding to the smoke check are being canceled. Unable to locate (UTL) any smoke or fire.

August 22, 2016 at 2:39 PM Air Attack 230 is over the area, reports nothing obvious showing, ground resources are looking too.

August 22, 2016 at 2:32 PM Better location for the smoke check on Coyote Street is halfway up Coyote Street, between the intersection of Hwy 49 and the intersection with North Bloomfield Road.

August 22, 2016 at 2:28 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire near the Hwy 49 Coyote Street turnoff. A person reported seeing smoke in the area. Watch for fire engines. Air Attack is in the air and will try to locate as well.

August 22, 2016 at 2:24 PM Multiple small vegetation fires have been extinguished near Sacramento Street (behind the Stonehouse) by Nevada County Fire JOA crews. The cause is under investigation.

August 22, 2016 at 11:15 AM The latest lightning maps show little activity in our immediate area, however neighboring counties experienced at times heavy downstrikes.

August 22, 2016 at 10:07 AM Non-injury accident on Edward Drove in Alta Sierra. A Chevy truck vs a house.

August 22, 2016 at 8:45 AM Afternoon thunderstorms forecast. Continued warm and dry except for isolated showers and thunderstorms today. Warm temperatures will continue for today but will be slightly cooler than Sunday thanks to an upper level trough to our north. For this afternoon, we are expecting more thunderstorms to develop near the Sierra crest and eastward.

August 21, 2016 at 7:40 PM Multi-vehicle accident on Hwy 20 near Wild Turkey Lane. Three cars involved, Use caution in the area and watch for debris in the roadway. Thanks to reader Kristen for the headsup.


August 21, 2016 at 3:12 PM  At 3:07 PM Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Meadow Lake or 8 miles north of Soda Springs. This storm was nearly stationary. Half inch hail and winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with this storm. Brief heavy downpours and occasional lightning are expected with this storm.

August 21, 2016 at 2:53 PM At 2:46 pm, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Bassetts or near Sierra City. This storm was nearly stationary. Dime size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm. Brief heavy rain and occasional lightning are expected with this storm. Locations impacted include: Bassetts and Sierra City near Highway 49.

August 20, 2016 at 10:27 PM Units at Purdon have located one recently extinguished camp fire, State Parks units are handling the ticket.

August 20, 2016 at 10:25 PM Units on scene in Nevada City have not located a burnt out canister.

August 20, 2016 at 10:18 PM Units on scene at Purdon have not found any fire.

August 20, 2016 at 10:17 PM Report of a white Jeep Liberty heading up Broad Street in Nevada City after throwing a lit butane canister out the window between Union Alley and Broad Street in Nevada City.


August 20, 2016 at 9:19 PM Debris check,camp fire probably on State Parks land at Mothers Beach, on Purdon Crossing. Units en route. Editor’s note: There are absolutely NO fires allowed on any public lands and State Parks at Purdon is day use only. PS: Thank you to the person who reported it.

August 20, 2016 at 8:37 PM Smell of gas in the area of Church Street and Main Street, Grass Valley engines responding.

August 20, 2016 at 4:43 PM Units have arrived on scene at Bennett Street, can handle the small spot. All incoming units are being canceled.

August 20, 2016 at 4:36 PM Report of a small vegetation fire, behind the Robinson gas station on Bennett Street and Hwy 20 in Grass Valley. 4 by 4 spot, numerous engines en route.

August 20, 2016 at 3:26 PM The fire near Downieville might be extinguished.

August 20, 2016 at 3:21 PM Report of a vegetation fire on the Yuba River Ranger District near the Shangri La resort near Downieville. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 20, 2016 at 3:20 PM Updates on the fire in Placerville, behind KMart are here: http://yubanet.com/Fires/missouri/

August 19, 2016 at 9:12 PM Updates on the Relief Fire will be here: http://yubanet.com/Fires/relief/

August 19, 2016 at 8:55 PM Vegetation fire on Relief Hill Road 3 miles in, in the Town of Washington area, units on scene report it as less than an acre. One tree on fire. Law enforcement has been requested to respond to the area as a precautionary measure. All firefighters are acknowledging the possible safety hazard – this is in the area where the shooting occurred.

August 19, 2016 at 4:26 PM Per Eldorado National Forest: Bonetti Vegetation fire is under 1/2 acre with a slow rate of spread. Resources on scene are making good progress.

August 19, 2016 at 3:49 PM Updates on the Wildwood Fire will be posted here: http://yubanet.com/Fires/wildwood/

August 19, 2016 at 3:44 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported fire on Wildwood Heights Drive in Penn Valley.

August 19, 2016 at 3:38 PM Vehicle off the roadway on northbound  Hwy 49 before Reader Ranch Road. Engines en route.

August 19, 2016 at 2:13 PM Report of grey smoke seen on Evergreen Drive in Eskaton Village off Ridge Road in Nevada City. Numerous engines en route.

August 19, 2016 at 1:04 PM Vegetation fire on Meadow Drive off Hwy 174, reportedly started by a mower. Full wildland response en route. First unit at scene reports the location to be Meadow Drive and Lower Colfax, approximately 1/4 acre. Updates: http://yubanet.com/Fires/meadow/

August 19, 2016 at 12:19 PM TNF firefighters en route to a reported vegetation fire near Palisades Creek Trail in Long Valley, approximately 5 miles north, northwest from Soda Springs.

August 19, 2016 at 11:03 AM Units on scene of the passenger vehicle fire on I-80 report no extension to the wildland. First two engines to continue in, all other resources are canceled.

August 19, 2016 at 10:47 AM Passenger vehicle fire on eastbound I-80 at Magra, extension to the wildland reported. Full wildland dispatch en route.

August 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM Water rescue in the Hammon Grove Recreation area in Browns Valley, two kayakers unaccounted for after the kayak overturned. Emergency services en route.

August 19, 2016 at 9:52 AM Accident on northbound Hwy 49 at East Lime Kiln Rd. CHP and emergency services en route, use caution in the area.

August 19, 2016 at 9:39 AM Tahoe National Forest firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire above Webber Lake, in Coppins Meadow on the Truckee Ranger District.

August 19, 2016 at 7:36 AM Slow cooling over the weekend, thunderstorms remain in the picture. Temperatures will cool a bit this weekend but still remain a little above normal. The Sierra and coast range will see a threat of thunderstorms each day with a more widespread threat on Sunday.

August 18, 2016 at 7:01 PM Smoke from the 450-acre Beale Fire is spreading throughout western Nevada County. The smell of smoke will intensify overnight as the colder air sinks to the ground. At this time, there is no active fire burning in Nevada County.

August 18, 2016 at 5:03 PM Thanks to reader DeArlene for the report: High winds and rain on Hwy 20 near the I-80 interchange. She reports lots of needles and debris on the roadway, use caution when driving!

August 18, 2016 at 4:10 PM Updates on the Beale Fire will be here: http://yubanet.com/Fires/beale-2/

August 18, 2016 at 4:01 PM The fire outside Beale’s perimeter is at 25-30 acres. Beale has authorized the tankers and air attack to access the fire.

August 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM Firefighters will make access to the fire from the Doolittle Gate, watch for fire engines in the area!

August 18, 2016 at 3:54 PM Firefighters en route to a fire coming off Beale Air Force Base.

August 18, 2016 at 10:50 AM Forest Service resources are assisting CAL FIRE with a small vegetation fire near the Donner Lake interchange on I-80.

August 18, 2016 at 8:39 AM Red Flag Warning persists today for the mountains and desert foothills of Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego counties. Gusty winds, low humidity and high temperatures bring elevated fire danger to the area. In northern California, lightening occurred yesterday over the northeastern Sierra Mountains and is likely to continue today.

August 18, 2016 at 7:55 AM Chance of Foothill thunderstorms. Isolated thunderstorms will again be possible over the Sierra and Norcal mountains today. The thunderstorms will most likely remain over the Sierra crest and northern mountains but upper level northeast flow could bring some of these storms down into the foothills. If thunderstorms form in your area, take care. Remember, when lightning roars, go indoors!

August 17, 2016 at 5:13 PM Truckee Fire Protection District message: We have experienced numerous downstrikes from the passing thunder showers in our area. All resources are out checking reports of smokes in the area.  CALFIRE, US Forest Service and Truckee Fire have resources checking all reports.  Currently there is a tree on fire in the Granite area near China wall which is confined to one tree with no threat to the wildland at this time.There is also a helicopter being used for any remote areas to help with any fires from the lightning strikes.  Please keep your eyes open for any smoke coming up from the trees and report it to 911. With your help we can help keep our community safe.

August 17, 2016 at 1:57 PM NWS alert: A strong cell near Squaw Valley will drift southeast towards Tahoe City and Lake Tahoe. This cell has the potential to produce strong outflow gusts up to 50 mph and cloud to surface lightning strikes. These strong and sudden shifts in wind direction may catch boaters off guard and could capsize vessels. Those out on the lake should seek safe harbor immediately. Locations impacted include: Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, Tahoe City, Sunnyside, Highway 89 between Truckee and Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe.

Map courtesy TNF
Map courtesy TNF

August 17, 2016 at 10:43 AM Very little lightning activity yesterday, this is bound to change today. For the 24 hr. period ending 0830 Wednesday, WFMI BLM detected 11 strikes within the state, 4 of those strikes within the Tahoe National Forest on the Sierraville R.D.

August 17, 2016 at 10:09 AM Traffic signals on Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive are not working.

August 17, 2016 at 7:54 AM Threat of high country thunderstorms. Warm and mainly dry weather continues. Monsoonal moisture will push into northern California today bringing a threat of mountain thunderstorms. A threat of mountain thunderstorms will continue for the next few days but this likelihood will become less each day.

August 16, 2016 at 6:00 PM Caltrans: Lane closure WB I-80 for overturned big rig JWO Nevada state line – significant traffic backup to Verdi, NV.  Prepare for delays.

August 16, 2016 at 5:42 PM First two units have arrived on scene at Empress Road, report the fire as a small roadside spot. The fire is contained, all incoming units are being canceled.

August 16, 2016 at 5:39 PM Wolf IC reports the fire as contained, only 2 engines needed. Aircraft canceled, will divert to the Empress Fire.

August 16, 2016 at 5:38 PM Air Attack 230 is over the Wolf incident. Reports approximately 1/2 acre, potential for 2 -3 acres.

August 16, 2016 at 5:34 PM Vegetation fire reported on Wolf Road near Duggans Road. Units en route.

August 16, 2016 at 5:32 PM Better location for the reported fire is Empress Road near the intersection with Newtown Road. First unit is on scene, reports a large spot, burning uphill.

August 16, 2016 at 5:26 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Penn Valley area, Bitney Springs Road. Full wildland dispatch on order. Possibly a small roadside spot.


August 16, 2016 at 5:03 PM At 5:00 PM PDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Carnelian Bay, or near Tahoe City. This storm was nearly stationary. Winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with this storm especially over the waters of Lake Tahoe in the vicinity of Carnelian Bay.

Locations impacted include, Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Northstar, Carnelian Bay, Northstar Ski Area, Tahoe State Rec Area Campground, Dollar Point, Silver Creek Campground, Sunnyside-Tahoe City.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions

If on or near Carnelian Bay on Lake Tahoe, get out of the water and move indoors or inside a vehicle. Remember, lightning can strike out to 10 miles from the parent thunderstorm. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Move to safe shelter now! Do not be caught on the water in a thunderstorm.

August 16, 2016 at 3:40 PM Vehicle accident on Idaho-Maryland Road in Grass Valley, near the For the Love of Pets Veterinary Hospital. Controlled traffic in one lane only. Use caition in the area.

August 16, 2016 at 7:36 AM Hot weather continues, chance of thunderstorms in the high country. Appears that enough moisture and instability will accompany a very weak mid/upper low that moves over NorCal today through the end of the week. This will give the mountains a chance for seeing a few late day thunderstorms each day resulting in the potential for new fire starts due to lightning with erratic winds possible with any storm that forms.

August 15, 2016 at 8:15 PM Investigators Arrest Suspected arsonist related to the Clayton Fire. CAL FIRE law enforcement officers, in cooperation with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Lake County District Attorney’s office, arrested a Clearlake man on suspicion of 17 counts of arson in connection with numerous fires in Lake County over the past year.

August 15, 2016 at 6:32 PM The jogger struck by a vehicle on the 13000 block of Red Dog was transported to SNMH. According to reader Kristen: “This part of Red Dog is a 25MPH zone, and most drivers are going 45 or more.” Slow down!

August 15, 2016 at 5:03 PM Per CHP: North Bloomfield Road at the South Yuba River, multiple vehicles parked in the roadway.

August 15, 2016 at 4:55 PM Vehicle vs pedestrian on Red Dog Road near Crystal Wells Road in the Cascade Shores area. Emergency services en route.

August 15, 2016 at 3:36 PM Air Tac reports nothing showing on Mt. Vernon.

August 15, 2016 at 3:29 PM Reported smoke showing behind a house on Mt. Vernon Road in the North Auburn area. Air Attack still in the air from a previous fire will check it out. Ground resources en route.

August 15, 2016 at 3:12 PM Big rig fire on I-80 near the Hwy 174 is knocked down. Overhaul and mop-up ongoing. Expect some slight delays on westbound I-80.

August 15, 2016 at 2:59 PM First unit near the scene reports rear tires of the semi are on fire, wildland is threatened. All units to continue in, possible access off Narrow Gage Road in Colfax.

August 15, 2016 at 2:52 PM Flatbed truck with rear tires on fire, possible extension to the wildland, westbound I-80, near the Hwy 174 off ramp. Units en route.

August 15, 2016 at 1:13 PM Solo vehicle accident on Hwy at Uren Street in Nevada City. Emergency services en route. Please use caution in the area.

August 15, 2016 at 11:11 AM Possible thunderstorms elevate fire potential even more. Beginning Tuesday afternoon and lasting through the weekend, thunderstorms elevate the potential for new fire starts in northern California. The National Weather Service in Sacramento released an updated forecast, confirmed by NorthOps’ seven day fire weather narrative.

August 15, 2016 at 10:05 AM A pole is blocking Gracie Road afer the accident. PG&E has been notified. For now, please use an alternate route.

August 15, 2016 at 9:52 AM Solo vehicle accident on Gracie Road in Nevada City. Vehicle vs power pole, airbags deployed. Gracie near Nimrod is blocked. Emergency services on scene, air ambulance on order per Nevada County Fire JOA.

August 15, 2016 at 9:38 AM Non-injury accident on Penn Valley Drive in front of Four Seasons Landscape Materials in Penn Valley.

August 15, 2016 at 8:25 AM One-way traffic control on Hwy 20 near Marysville Rd in Yuba County due to crash. Traffic should flow again shortly.

August 15, 2016 at 7:36 AM More hot weather on tap, with a side of smoke. Warm and mainly dry weather continues this week. Periods of isolated mountain thunderstorms possible this week. Locally, smoke from the Clayton Fire in Lake County will lead to smoky skies.

August 14, 2016 at 8:31 PM Ground ambulance will be transporting the patient shortly.

August 14, 2016 at 7:53 PM One air ambulance requested to the accident on Rough&Ready Road, units on scene report one patient with moderate to major injuries.

August 14, 2016 at 7:44 PM Vehicle accident, extrication required, near the intersection of Rough And Ready Hwy / Rough And Ready Rd.

August 14, 2016 at 12:49 PM Updates on the Weimar Fire are posted here: http://yubanet.com/Fires/weimar/

August 14, 2016 at 12:46 PM IC reports a few small spots across the railroad tracks, requests an additional water tender.

August 14, 2016 at 12:45 PM Air Attack is releasing the helicopter on order from Plumas. Air Attack and tanker will remain committed to the fire.

August 14, 2016 at 12:44 PM The #2 lane on westbound I80 is shut down. Reduce speed and turn on your headlights.

August 14, 2016 at 12:39 PM IC reports good progress, units from Placer Hills, Colfax, CAL FIRE are on scene.

August 14, 2016 at 12:36 PM Tanker 88 is remaining over the fire as a precautionary measure, will be released shortly.

August 14, 2016 at 12:34 PM Air Attack is over the fire, reports firefighters are getting a handle on the spot.

August 14, 2016 at 12:31 PM Units at scene report the fire as approximately 1/2 acre,confined between the highway and the railroad tracks.

August 14, 2016 at 12:28 PM Air Attack 501 en route to the Weimar incident. Incident Commander at scene reports the railroad traffic is shut down now, per a UP employee.

August 14, 2016 at 12:19 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported vegetation fire on westbound I 80, east of Weimar Cross Road in the Colfax area. Units en route. Mt. Howell lookout confirms visible smoke.

August 14, 2016 at 12:06 PM Vehicle accident, car vs motorcycle on Hwy 49 near Alta Sierra Drive.

August 14, 2016 at 12:26 AM One lane in both directions now open on Hwy 49 and Gautier Drive. Traffic is moving.

August 13, 2016 at 2:03 PM First unit has arrived at scene, reports the small fire has been extinguished by locals. Canceling all incoming resources.

August 13, 2016 at 2:02 PM Fire in Penn Valley reportedly caused by a blown transformer, electrical hazard situation now.

August 13, 2016 at 1:57 PM Reported vegetation fire on Penn Valley Drive just past Indian Springs Drive in Penn Valley, full wildland dispatch including air resources en route.

August 12, 2016 at 5:16 PM Report of a possibly extinguished passenger vehicle fire on the 14300 block of Lime Kiln Road in the Higgins area. Units en route.

August 12, 2016 at 2:50 PM Going to the river this weekend? Here’s what you need to know.

August 12, 2016 at 12:01 PM Tri Counties Bank in Nevada City was robbed this morning, all employees are OK. Currently the branch is closed, Nevada City Police is investigating. Thanks to reader Pat for the heads up. [UPDATE] Details now available: Nevada City branch of Tri Counties Bank robbed, again

August 12, 2016 at 8:03 AM Very warm weekend ahead. Dry weather with continued warming today and Saturday. Continued dry with above normal temperatures through next week except slight chance of northern Sierra thunderstorms Thursday.

August 11, 2016 at 10:07 PM Don’t forget the Perseid meteor shower tonight, look up.

August 11, 2016 at 7:03 PM – Current Ozone AQI levels in the Placerville area have reached: 156 AQI (Unhealthy)  on Thursday, August 11.

Ozone AQI 151-200 Children and people with asthma are the groups most at risk. There is a greater likelihood of respiratory symptoms and breathing difficulty in active children and adults and people with respiratory disease; respiratory effects may also occur in the general population. U.S. EPA cautions that “active children and adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors. Everyone else, especially children, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.” ‘Prolonged’ generally means lasting 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 ozone by: – Exercising in the morning before air quality reaches unhealthy levels – Reducing the intensity and duration of your outdoor activities in the afternoon – Remaining indoors during pollution episodes

Air Quality for other cities in the Sacramento region:
Antelope: Moderate (Ozone)
Arden Arcade: Moderate (Ozone)
Auburn: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (Ozone)
Colfax: Moderate (Ozone)
Cool (Seasonal): Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (Ozone)
Davis: Good (Ozone)
Downtown Sacramento: Good (Ozone)
Elk Grove: Good (Ozone)
Folsom: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (Ozone)
Grass Valley: Moderate (Ozone)
Lincoln: Moderate (Ozone)
Natomas: Moderate (Ozone)
Placerville: Unhealthy (Ozone)
Roseville: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (Ozone)
Sloughhouse: Moderate (Ozone)
Vacaville: Good (Ozone)
Woodland: Moderate (Ozone)
Yuba City: Moderate (Ozone)

August 11, 2016 at 6:08 PM First units at scene report the accident is east of Whitecloud near the 35 mph sign. One minor injury only.

August 11, 2016 at 5:56 PM Multi-vehicle accident on Hwy 20 west of Whitecloud campground. Units en route.

August 11, 2016 at 10:35 AM Off North Bloomfield Road, near Humbug, a group of teenagers is reportedly shooting an AR 15 right off the road. Unknown if they are shooting into a backstop. Patrol is en route to check on this.

August 11, 2016 at 10:18 AM Vehicle accident, a delivery van rollover on Hwy 174 near Orchard Springs Road. Use extreme caution in the area. Emergency services are en route.

August 11, 2016 at 8:51 AM Above normal temperatures are here to stay. Dry weather with a gradual warming trend for the rest of the week. Continued dry with above normal temperatures through next week.

Photo Nevada County Fire JOA
Photo Nevada County Fire JOA

August 11, 2016 at 7:35 AM  HWY 49 will be open in both directions soon, units about to clear the scene of an earlier traffic accident just south of Grass Valley.

August 10, 2016 at 4:35 PM Cautious optimism by Sheriff Keith Royal after some good leads emerge.

August 10, 2016 at 2:58 PM Vehicle accident on Hwy 49 and Hulbert Way. Possibly major injuries, northbound lanes are blocked.

August 10, 2016 at 2:39 PM West Nile Virus Detected in a Bird in Nevada County.

August 10, 2016 at 11:20 AM Placer County Sheriff’s Office has identified the SAR volunteer and provided an update on his status.

August 10, 2016 at 10:26 AM Opening day at the Fair today. Be patient if you are driving to McCourtney Road, expect delays.

August 10, 2016 at 8:57 AM  Updates on the Waldo Fire near Spenceville will be here: http://yubanet.com/Fires/waldo/

August 10, 2016 at 8:52 AM Augmented dispatch for the vegetation fire near Waldo. First unit on scene reports approximately 1 acre, burning at a moderate rate of spread. Potential for 5 acres.

August 10, 2016 at 8:43 AM Report of a vegetation fire on Chuck Yeager and Waldo Road in Smartsville. Approximately 1/2 acre, units are en route.

August 10, 2016 at 8:40 AM An update by Sheriff Keith Royal on last night’s shooting.

August 10, 2016 at 8:07 AM The public is urged to avoid the South Yuba canyon between the Town of Washington and Purdon Crossing due to the ongoing search for a shooter.

August 10, 2016 at 7:15 AM Gradual warmup continues. Another warm day is expected across interior NorCal. Highs today will be close to average for August.

August 9, 2016 at 8:11 PM Here is what we know so far: Search&Rescue volunteer shot, search for shooter is ongoing – Updates are being posted as we can confirm info.

August 9, 2016 at 5:01 PM Rail Fire is contained, firefighters made access through the Xmas tree farm. Air Attack remained over the fire to relay radio communications.

August 9, 2016 at 4:34 PM TNF Helicopter 514 reports a 50 by 50 spot, right next to a house. First engine now at scene, low potential for spread, per 514.

August 9, 2016 at 4:24 PM Full wildland dispatch, including aircraft and WAR crews to a reported vegetation fire in the Alta area, near Little Bear Creek.

August 9, 2016 at 8:04 AM Temperatures are creeping up, again. Warm weather continues across interior NorCal today. High temperatures will once again be close to average for August.

August 8, 2016 at 4:28 PM EB I-80 east of Colfax one lane remains closed for emergency work/clean up of big rig fire. ETO 11 pm so anticipate travel delays.

August 8, 2016 at 3:51 PM Updates on the fire near Lake Faucherie will be here: http://yubanet.com/Fires/faucherie/

August 8, 2016 at 3:25 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire on Lake Faucherie.

August 8, 2016 at 3:22 PM Structure fire in the Palisades, Truckee area. Reported as a deck on fire, locals working on it. Two engines are continuing to the incident.

August 8, 2016 at 3:30 PM Fire at Gates contained at 1/4 acre.

August 8, 2016 at 3:01 PM Report of a log on fire at Scotts Flat campground, near Gate 1. Units en route.

August 8, 2016 at 2:56 PM First unit at scene reports 1/2 acre, one tree torching at the Gates incident.

August 8, 2016 at 2:43 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported vegetation fire near or at the Gates Group campground on the east side of French Meadows Reservoir.

August 8, 2016 at 12:10 PM Updates on the 80 fire will be posted here: http://yubanet.com/Fires/80-2/

August 8, 2016 at 12:02 PM Fire on Brunswick is contained, units en route are being canceled.

August 8, 2016 at 11:58 AM Report of a small vegetation fire on Brunswick and Loma Rica Road in Grass Valley. Units en route.

August 8, 2016 at 11:57 AM First unit at scene reports approximately 1/2 acre of brush on fire near the Hwy 174 offramp on I-80.

August 8, 2016 at 11:54 AM The fire is now reported as off I-80 near the train tracks, vehicle over the embankment and fully involved.

From Wolf Mountain lookout. Photo courtesy Julie Siegenthaler.
From Wolf Mountain lookout. Photo courtesy Julie Siegenthaler.

August 8, 2016 at 11:48 AM Report of a car fire, a vehicle off the roadway on eastbound I-80, near the Hwy 174 offramp or possibly Carpenter Road on Hwy 174. Units en route.

August 8, 2016 at 11:25 AM First unit on scene at Valhalla Way reports 1/4 acre burning at a slow rate of spread.

August 8, 2016 at 11:20 AM Report of a vegetation fire on Hwy 20, across Valhalla Way near Loma Rica. Units en route.

August 8, 2016 at 7:19 AM Dry weather with temperatures near average will continue this week. Highs today across the interior of NorCal will once again be close to average for this time of the year.

August 7, 2016 at 8:49 PM First unit on scene has arrived on Lower Colfax Road near Barlow Ct. Fire has been extinguished by locals. The two closest engines are to continue in, all others can cancel.

August 7, 2016 at 8:42 PM Vegetation fire on Lower Colfax Road, power lines are down. Heavy initial dispatch, units are en route.

August 7, 2016 at 8:41 PM First unit at scene on Virginia Road near Daphne reports 1/4 acre, slow rate of spread. Canceling most incoming units.

August 7, 2016 at 8:36 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Daphne Way near Fruitland Road in Loma Rica. Units en route.

August 7, 2016 at 8:20 PM No smoke found in the Dobbins area.

August 7, 2016 at 8:10 PM Smoke check in the Dobbins area near the campground.

August 7, 2016 at 7:33 PM Overturned big rig on Hwy 20 north of Nevada City just past Livingston Drive.

August 7, 2016 at 7:10 PM Firefighters have contained the car and vegetation fire on I 80 near Yuba Gap.

August 7, 2016 at 6:46 PM Full wildland response for a vehicle fire, with extension to the vegetation, on eastbound I80 near the Yuba Gap off ramp. All occupants out of the vehicle.

August 7, 2016 at 2:32 PM Resources canceled to the smoke check at Oxbow, NO smoke found.

August 7, 2016 at 2:12 PM Forest Service resources en-route to a smoke check near the Oxbow Powerhouse on the Georgetown Ranger District

August 7, 2016 at 1:07 AM Report of a possible vegetation fire on Frenchtown Road near Dobbins. Units en route to check.

August 6, 2016 at 5:22 PM Caltrans: Highway 20 just west of I-80 junction now open one-way traffic control due to an earlier serious crash.

August 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM Moody IC reports 1/4 acre of vegetation involved, a shaky wetline is around the fire. IC requests the aircraft remain overhead due to the heavy fuels in the area.

August 6, 2016 at 4:53 PM First unit arriving on Moody Ridge Road reports one structure involved. No confirmation of an extension to the wildland yet. All units to continue responding.

August 6, 2016 at 4:35 PM Full wildland dispatch to a new start, reported vegetation fire on Moody Ridge Road near Canyon Creek Way in Alta. Units en route. Tanker 89 is being diverted from the Alder Fire to this new start.

August 6, 2016 at 3:54 PM Eldorado Natl. Forest resources on scene at Alder fire by Ice House Rd. near Kyburz.

August 6, 2016 at 3:25 PM Air ambulance on final approach to the accident on Hwy 20 at the I80 junction.

August 6, 2016 at 3:21 PM Helicopter has made contact with the patient on the river.

August 6, 2016 at 3:20 PM Major injury accident at the Hwy 20 offramp on I 80. Hwy 20 is shut down at the junction.

August 6, 2016 at 3:13 PM Rescue units are attempting to locate and access the patient near Hoyt’s Crossing. A local resident, who can see the patient down at the river on the opposite bank, is assisting the rescue helicopter with directions.

August 6, 2016 at 2:33 PM River rescue underway on the north side of the South Yuba just upstream from  Hoyt’s Crossing. Units en route.

August 6, 2016 at 11:21 AM Units are on scene of the illegal debris burn and have contained the fire. Washington Ridge crew and one additional engine to continue in. Air Attack and tankers are being canceled.

August 6, 2016 at 11:06 AM Light grey smoke reported by Wolf Mountain and Oregon Peak lookouts on McCourtney Road and Tomahawk Road. Possibly a debris burn on private property. Units are en route.

August 5, 2016 at 10:13 PM Units are on scene halfway up Coyote Street, on the west side, reporting the fire is extinguished. One engine to continue in, all others are canceled.

August 5, 2016 at 10:06 PM Debris fire reported, fire in the brush, on Coyote Street between Hwy 49 and North Bloomfield Road. Units are en route.

August 5, 2016 at 2:34 PM Per CAL FIRE: Firefighters are battling a 15-acre fire off of Deer Ridge Lane and Buena Vista Road, north of Valley Springs (Amador County)

August 5, 2016 at 1:40 PM Units are of a vegetation fire near Beale’s Point at Folsom Lake. This will be the Point incident. Firefighters have a wetline around it. Air Attack has released Helicopter 514 back to Whitecloud.

August 5, 2016 at 11:47 AM  Units are on scene on Hwy 20. Calstar 3 air ambulance en route and will land at the Whitecloud helibase.

August 5, 2016 at 11:40 AM Motorcycle down on Hwy 20 near Whitecloud. Units are en route.

August 5, 2016 at 11:28 AM Firefighters searched the area and were unable to locate any smoke or fire on Purdon Road.

August 5, 2016 at 11:20 AM North San Juan Fire has arrived at the address reported. There is a junkyard on the property. Firefighters will investigate.

August 5, 2016 at 11:04 AM Smoke check on Purdon Road, possibly at the intersection of Purdon and Murphy Road on the North San Juan side. Units en route. [Editor’s note: Nothing visible yet from YubaNet HQ.]

August 5, 2016 at 7:20 AM Nevada County Fire JOA units at scene of a small vegetation fire off Sutton Way near Dorsey DR, please use caution in the area.

August 5, 2016 at 7:11 AM New dispatch for a fire in the Secret Town area near Colfax. Units to stage on Secret Town Road and Haul Road.

August 5, 2016 at 7:09 AM Possible vegetation fire, a column of smoke reported in the woodland behind Plaza Drive and Brunswick Drive in Grass Valley. Units are en route.

August 4, 2016 at 3:38 PM Full wildland dispatch for a vegetation fire in Truckee was canceled, the fire was contained by locals. While the dispatch was still ongoing, a new fire started on Lotus Road near Placerville. Two minutes later, a new fire near June Lake and Mammoth off Hwy 395 was estimated to be 120 acres and a 60-acre fire west of Oakhurst in Madera County. Details to follow soon.

August 4, 2016 at 8:06 AM Cooler weather for a few days. Cooling to near or below normal today through early next week. Slight chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm over the Coastal and Northern mountains Friday and Saturday.


August 3, 2016 at 10:26 PM Three earthquakes, in rapid succession, in the Honey Lake area of Northern California. USGS is reporting a Magnitude 4.5 nd 2 Magnitute 4.4 quakes, follwed by aftershocks. No immediate reports of damages.

August 3, 2016 at 10:06 PM Updated report by USGS:  M4.4 – 31km ESE of Janesville, California. If you felt it, tell USGS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nc72670075#tellus

August 3, 2016 at 10:04 PM Preliminary report from USGS: M4.7 – 31km ESE of Janesville, California

August 3, 2016 at 9:56 PM An earthquake has been felt in the western portion of Nevada County. Reports from Alta Sierra, Rough& Ready, Grass Valley and Nevada City. So far no earthquake is listed on USGS in a 100 mile radius. Stay tuned for updates.

August 3, 2016 at 12:50 PM  New vegetation fire in Yuba County on Loma Rica Road across of Iowa City Road. Engines en route.

August 3, 2016 at 12:40 PM Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help: Gun shop burglary in Grass Valley today

August 3, 2016 at 12:24 PM Vegetation fire on westbound I80 at the Hwy 20 intersection. Updates: http://yubanet.com/Fires/20-2/

August 3, 2016 at 8:24 AM Finally, cooler temperatures are in sight. One more hot day before a decent cooldown.

August 2, 2016 at 10:35 PM Report of a possible fire in the Little Deer Creek area in Nevada City, possibly near Pioneer Park. Units are in the area, so far nothing showing.

August 2, 2016 at 8:39 PM Report of a vegetation fire between Robbers Ravine near Cape Horn, Colfax area. Numerous engines, water tenders, dozers and crew being dispatched.

August 2, 2016 at 7:57 PM Reported debris burn was in a barbecue pit. Homeowner was educated about proper burn safety. All units released back to their station.

August 2, 2016 at 7:37 PM Possible debris burn, reported as a resident burning trash etc, on HAskell Road of Jacks Road in Nevada City. Law enforcement and firefighters en route.

August 2, 2016 at 5:57 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Hidden Ranch Court in the Smartsville area. Air Attack reports a small spot, approximately 20 by 20, with locals working on it. Burning at a slow rate of spread, no immediate structure threat. Units en route.

August 2, 2016 at 5:43 PM The Omega Fire, which was contained in the early morning hours, will need to be rechecked in the morning. Forest Service patrols report smoke showing in the interior. It has been suppressed but warrants another check.

August 2, 2016 at 5:21 PM Vegetation fire on Salmon Falls Road in El Dorado Hills, again.

August 2, 2016 at 5:09 PM Magnitude 1.4 earthquake 4 mi ESE of Grass Valley, California. If you felt it, let USGS know.

August 2, 2016 at 3:59 PM This just in: The cause of the Yuba Fire is suspicious in nature and human-caused.

August 2, 2016 at 2:59 PM Overheard on the scanner just now: Multiple vehicles on North Bloomfield Road are parking outside the designated spots and are making the road impassible. There is still a working fire in the area!

August 2, 2016 at 2:19 PM Non-injury accident on Hwy 174 and Brunswick Dr. Turn lane from Hwy 174 to Brunswick is blocked by one of the cars.

August 2, 2016 at 2:10 PM Butte County: Camp IC states forward progress stopped, two fires both 1 acre in size.

August 2, 2016 at 1:34 PM Air resources are on scene, dropping retardant on the Camp Fire.

August 2, 2016 at 1:10 PM Vegetation fire in Butte County at Fire Camp Rd / Black Bart Rd near Robinson Mills, Strike Team 9253 G from Nevada-Yuba-Placer are en route to assist.

August 2, 2016 at 11:44 AM Yuba Fire reveals a systemic problem in the river canyon: campfires. Time for patrols is now.

August 2, 2016 at 8:12 AM All updates on the vegetation fire on the South Yuba near Edwards Crossing will be here: http://yubanet.com/Fires/yuba-2/

August 2, 2016 at 7:32 AM Helicopter H24 has located a small fire on the north side of the river, estimated 1-2 acres burning at a slow rate of spread in very steep and inaccessible terrain

August 2, 2016 at 7:26 AM Firefighters near the South Yuba Campground are seeing a column of smoke coming out from the trees approximately half a mile upstream. They are hiking in to determine the exact size and location.

August 2, 2016 at 7:11 AM Smoke check in the Yuba Canyon, in the North San Juan and Nevada City. Numerous engines are looking for possible fires, but drift smoke is heavy. CHP Helicopter is en route from Auburn to assist.

August 1, 2016 at 8:43 PM Vehicle with smoke coming from the engine compartment, parked at the intersection of Ridge Road and Rough&Ready Hwy. Firefighters are en route, the vehicle is parked on the gravel.

150 ft roadside spot. Photo: North San Juan Fire Department
150 ft roadside spot. Photo: North San Juan Fire Department

August 1, 2016 at 7:21 PM Air Attack 500 has completed check of the area, no other roadside spots visible. AA 500 is returning to Grass Valley Air Base.

August 1, 2016 at 7:17 PM Air tankers and Air Attack 500 are over the Tyler Fire, both tankers are being released.

August 1, 2016 at 7:13 PM All aircraft is being canceled, firefighters have a wetline around the fire. Air Attack is almost overhead, will take a look over the area. All incoming engines are being canceled.

August 1, 2016 at 7:09 PM North San Juan Fire is at scene, reporting a 60 ft-long spot along the roadside. All engines to continue in.

August 1, 2016 at 7:04 PM Full wildland dispatch for a vegetation fire near Tyler Foote Crossing Road and Hyatt Road in North San Juan. Units en route.

August 1, 2016 at 6:05 PM Off-duty Forest Service employee is on scene, reports approximately 1/4 acre, recommends holding the tankers for now.

August 1, 2016 at 5:54 PM New vegetation fire on Hammonton-Smartsville Road at the Doolittle Gate. Numerous resources are en route. Air resources and Tahoe National Forest resources are also responding.

August 1, 2016 at 5:29 PM Air tankers are being canceled, firefighters on the ground are making good progress on the fire at Folsom Lake.

August 1, 2016 at 5:24 PM Full wildland response, including air resources, ordered to a commercial vehicle fire with extension to the vegetation at Folsom Lake campground.

August 1, 2016 at 5:03 PM Two-vehicle accident on Hwy 49 and Combie Road. Law enforcement and emergency services on scene.

August 1, 2016 at 4:18 PM We are back online, now with better hardware!

August 1, 2016 at 2:11 PM All updates on the Oak Fire in Alta Sierra will be here: http://yubanet.com/Fires/oak/

August 1, 2016 at 1:55 PM Additional resources are responding, Oak Drive is closed to traffic.

August 1, 2016 at 1:50 PM Large fire near Hwy 49 and Oak Dr. South County. Started with a structure, now into vegetation. Units are at scene. Power lines are down.

August 1, 2016 at 1:25 PM Fire on Hwy 49 near Oak Drive in Alta Sierra. Started as a structure fire now burning into the wildland. Firefighters are on scene, use caution in the area.

August 1, 2016 at 12:00 PM Good progress on the fire on Beacon Hill. Tankers are overhead, helicopters working any remaining hot spots at the head of the fire. Retardant lines are complete, full containment will be achieved shortly. Forward progress of the fire has been slowed.

August 1, 2016 at 11:44 AM Vegetation fire in Auburn on Beacon Hill. Approximately 5 acres, tankers are on scene, boxing in the fire. Ground resources are making good progress.

August 1, 2016 at 7:22 AM Dry weather with seasonal temperatures this week. Less hot temperatures have arrived! Forecast highs today and for much of this week will be in the 90s to near 100° across the Valley, which is right around normal for this time of year.

August 1, 2016 at 7:09 AM Hazy conditions in the Foothills and the Sierra today. Smoke from the Soberanes and Goose fires is contributing to poor air quality and visibility.

August 1, 2016 at 12:01 AM Welcome to the new, mobile-friendly version of YubaNet. We are still putting some finishing touches on the design, let us know what you think by dropping us a note at news@yubanet.com

Thanks to all our subscribers, which we we call our Real Readers. Without them, we could not provide free news and emergency information since 1999. You too can become a Real Reader today, it’s easy and secure.

7 replies on “Happening Now – August 2016”

  1. It looks nice and it is easier to access the articles. Good job so far on the design and great job on the reporting. Thx Pascal.

  2. What happened to all the fire maps and the in depth reporting you used to do about the California fires and updates. Your website used to be the best source of information

Comments are closed.