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August 31, 2017 at 11:35 PM The fire off Perimeter has a hoselay around it. Resources on scene are making good progress. One crew, one dozer still responding. IC requests an additional water tender and cancels the dozer still en route. The fire is approximately 3 acres, close to containment.

August 31, 2017 at 11:15 PM Battalion Chief en route to the fire was almost run off the road by a pickup truck driving at a high rate of speed.

August 31, 2017 at 11:10 PM Perimeter IC reports between 2-4 acres burning at a slow rate of spread, backing fire.

August 31, 2017 at 11:01 PM First unit reports a few acres of grass and oak woodland on fire near Saddle and White Oak. All units to continue in. This will be the Perimeter Fire.

August 31, 2017 at 10:59 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire near Camp Far West, possibly near Perimeter Road and Saddle Road. Units are en route.

August 31, 2017 at 7:06 PM Smoke again in the burn at Hirschman’s Pond. Units en route to check.

August 31, 2017 at 6:15 PM CPR is still in progress for a patient pulled out unresponsive at Lake Francis. Air ambulance on order.

August 31, 2017 at 5:36 PM Fire at Hirschman’s Pond is contained to a 20 by 30 ft spot.

August 31, 2017 at 5:32 PM Firefighters are making good progress at Hirschman’s, containment should be achieved shortly.

August 31, 2017 at 5:25 PM Fire is burning at a slow rate of spread, firefighters will be able to wrap this up pretty quickly.

August 31, 2017 at 5:22 PM Engines are on scene at Hirschman’s Pond. They will stage at the parking lot at the pond off Cement Hill. Approximately a 20 by 20 spot.

August 31, 2017 at 5:18 PM Small vegetation fire on Hwy 49 near Cement Hill. Engines are pulling up to the incident.

August 31, 2017 at 5:06 PM First unit on scene now reports 200ft by 100 wide. The fire is burning on the south side of Foresthill Road. All units to continue in.

August 31, 2017 at 5:04 PM Roadside vegetation fire, full wildland dispatch on order for a 50 by 50 spot on Foresthill Road just east of the Foresthill Bridge and Drivers Flat Road.

August 31, 2017 at 3:49 PM Firefighters will check every classroom at Union Hill, so far no fire or smoke found.

August 31, 2017 at 3:43 PM Commercial structure fire alarm at Union Hill School, first unit is at scene.

August 31, 2017 at 3:26 PM Vegetation fire in South Placer on Lake Forest Drive near Rimrock Drive. Full wildand dispatch on order.

August 31, 2017 at 3:25 PM Air Quality Advisory for Western Nevada County – smoke and ozone – through Monday Sept. 4th.

August 31, 2017 at 3:24 PM Firefighters have isolated the cause of the smell. One engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

August 31, 2017 at 3:21 PM First unit has arrived on scene at Penn Valley Drive, reports nothing showing from the outside, they will investigate.

August 31, 2017 at 3:16 PM Report of a possible commercial structure fire on Penn Valley Drive. Numerous units en route. Smell of hot electrical at the Penn Valley Animal Clinic.

August 31, 2017 at 2:42 PM Smoke from major fires in NorCal and the Ponderosa Fire is starting to make its way into the area. Winds are shifting as predicted and now steady to breezy north winds transport smoke into the Foothills, Central Valley and even the CA coast. There has been no increase in activity on the Pleasant Fire.

August 31, 2017 at 11:45 AM Smoke report from Banner Mountain also reports a small column. The sightings are confirmed large dust devils within the fire perimeter. Also, dozers cutting line are putting up large amounts of dust. No new fire.

August 31, 2017 at 11:29 AM Smoke report from Oregon Peak lookout, different smoke in the general area of the Pleasant Fire. Attempting to cross reference the smoke now and also checking with the incident.

August 31, 2017 at 10:52 AM Very hot and smoky – starting today into the weekend. Very hot weather returns with record highs likely over the Labor Day Holiday weekend. Increasing risk of showers and thunderstorms next week, mainly over the mountains.

August 31, 2017 at 8:35 AM Firefighters have contained the small fire on Old Airport Road in Auburn.

August 31, 2017 at 8:10 AM Vegetation fire about 1/2 acre in Auburn at Old Airport Road. Units en route.

August 30, 2017 at 6:23 PM The website is back up and fire info is here: //yubanet.com/Fires/pleasantnsj/

August 30, 2017 at 4:19 PM New smoke report near Grass Valley from Banner Mountain lookout.

August 30, 2017 at 3:40 PM Updates on the Pleasant Fire will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/pleasantnsj/

August 30, 2017 at 3:33 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Hwy 49 at Pleasant Valley Road. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 30, 2017 at 3:30 PM NWS Sacramento: Smoke from #NorCal wildfires may bring reduced visibility to portions of Central Valley tonight/Thursday as wind direction shift.

August 30, 2017 at 1:23 PM New fire in Diamond Springs (El Dorado County), structure fire into the vegetation. Updates: //yubanet.com/Fires/industrial/

August 30, 2017 at 12:24 PM Units on scene at Quail Creek Road can handle the incident, all other units are being released.

August 30, 2017 at 12:21 PM Vehicle vs pedestrian at the intersection of Mill Street and South Auburn Street. Units on scene, one lane blocked with fire engines.

August 30, 2017 at 12:17 PM Report of a residential structure fire on Quail Creek Road. First unit on scene reports nothing showing from the outside. They will investigate.

August 30, 2017 at 12:01 PM CAL FIRE Investigators Arrest Suspect for Allegedly Starting Ponderosa Fire

August 30, 2017 at 11:46 AM Local resources are fully engaged on the Ponderosa Fire. Yesterday, the Grass Valley Air Attack Base delivered 58,000 gallons of retardant by 6 S2 air tankers to the Ponderosa Fire.

August 30, 2017 at 7:26 AM Excessive Heat Warning from Thursday to Monday. Strong high pressure will result in several days of excessive heat for interior NorCal over the Labor Day weekend. Plan accordingly!

August 29, 2017 at 10:02 PM Units have searched the area, no fire.

August 29, 2017 at 9:40 PM Reported brush on fire, small spot near the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on Hwy 49. Several engines en route.

August 29, 2017 at 6:13 PM New fire in the Sierraville/Loyalton area in Plumas County: //yubanet.com/Fires/dota/

August 29, 2017 at 3:17 PM Small roadside fire on Hwy 49 and High Street. Units en route.

August 29, 2017 at 1:32 PM Updates on the Ponderosa Fire in the Robinson Mill area will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/ponderosa2/

August 29, 2017 at 1:10 PM Smoke report from Pike County lookout on Ponderosa Way near Broken Springs Way (Robinson Mill area) in Butte County.

August 29, 2017 at 10:36 AM With the exception of two engines, all resources are being canceled to the Oregon incident, aka an illegal burn pile.

August 29, 2017 at 10:33 AM First unit is at scene on Moran Road, reports a burn pile on a private property. Canceling the crews, dozers and aircraft.

August 29, 2017 at 10:26 AM Possible vegetation fire reported by Pike County lookout on Oregon Hill Road near Moran Road. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 29, 2017 at 10:10 AM The National Weather Service Reno has issued a Red Flag Warning for thunder storms and strong outflow winds from 1700 today through 1200 Wednesday for Eastern Lassen and Modoc Counties, also for Alpine County east of the Sierra Crest from 1400 today through 2300 this evening.

August 29, 2017 at 8:57 AM Minor cooling today and Wednesday before heating back up for Thursday – Labor Day Weekend. Very hot daytime temperatures expected with little relief overnight. An excessive heat watch has been issued with a high to very high risk of heat-related illnesses for the entire population.

August 28, 2017 at 7:17 PM Firefighters made an extensive search of the area, unable to locate any smoke or fire.

August 28, 2017 at 7:07 PM Smoke check in the area of Fisher’s Towing, reported by a resident on Berry Hill in Grass Valley. Units en route.

August 28, 2017 at 4:38 PM CHP Truckee Traffic Alert: I-80 eastbound, east of Hirschdale traffic is being held for a multiple vehicle collision.

August 28, 2017 at 4:32 PM Releasing all engines from the Nevada incident, HVAC system overheated.

August 28, 2017 at 4:27 PM Nevada IC (Deer Creek Inn) is releasing both Cal Fire engines, firefighters have isolated the source of the smoke.

August 28, 2017 at 4:16 PM Fire engines on scene at Deer Creek Inn, investigating the source of the smoke.

August 28, 2017 at 4:12 PM Deer Creek Inn guests and staff are evacuating the building.

August 28, 2017 at 4:09 PM Report of a possible commercial structure fire, Deer Creek Inn in Nevada City. Heavy smoke coming from the HVAC vent. Numerous engines en route.

August 28, 2017 at 3:47 PM Lines down near Sacramento Street in Nevada City, phone lines only. Engine on scene will clear the roadway.

August 28, 2017 at 2:25 PM Propane tank is venting gas on Marsh Lane off Carriage Road south of Alta Sierra. Units en route.

August 28, 2017 at 12:49 PM Hay truck on I-80 needs to be unloaded to properly extinguish any remaining fire. Units on scene are requesting an additional water tender in case more smoldering bales are found.

August 28, 2017 at 12:40 PM First unit has arrived at the hay truck, pulled over now on Yuba Gap. A half dozen hay bales at the back of the truck are smoldering, TNF engine will be extinguishing the fire. One additional engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

August 28, 2017 at 12:34 PM Hay truck has no flames showing, smoke only.

August 28, 2017 at 12:27 PM Hay truck on fire on westbound I-80 just east of the Hwy 20 off ramp. Numerous engines en route.

August 28, 2017 at 11:50 AM Aircraft has landed safely, no need for emergency response.

August 28, 2017 at 11:48 AM Aircraft en route to the airport out of fuel, not sure they’ll reach the runway.

August 28, 2017 at 11:46 AM Potential aircraft emergency at the Nevada County Airport. Emergency services en route.

August 28, 2017 at 10:11 AM Updates on the Mill Fire between Foresthill and Iowa Hill will be here: //yubanet.com/Fires/mill/

August 28, 2017 at 9:59 AM Report of a vegetation fire, power lines down, on Finning Mill Road and Foresthill Road. Full wildland dispatch en route.

August 28, 2017 at 9:42 AM All units at Penryn are being released, evacuations were lifted as soon as they were in place. Grass fire was reported by a passerby who also tried to extinguish it per CHP log.

August 28, 2017 at 9:23 AM Tweet by NWS Sacramento

August 28, 2017 at 9:14 AM Report of a vegetation fire on westbound I-80 at Penryn between Horseshoe Bar Road and Newcastle. Units en route.

August 28, 2017 at 9:05 AM PCSO has cleared medics to enter Blum Road.

August 28, 2017 at 8:51 AM Tahoe Douglas Fire: NV Energy enroute unknown at this time how long power will be affected. Fire contained to the power station apparent mechanical failure.

August 28, 2017 at 8:46 AM Emergency personnel is staging for anticipated medical, fight in progress, at Blum Road near Mt. Olive Road in the Chicago Park area.

August 28, 2017 at 8:34 AM Douglas County, NV: The power substation on Sewer Plant Rd at Roundhill has exploded, and is on fire. Power out @LakeTahoe from Glenbrook to Stateline.

August 28, 2017 at 7:23 AM Very hot weather continues with record heat expected again today. Hot weather continues across interior NorCal today with record highs possible across the region.

August 27, 2017 at 8:09 PM Units have arrived on Country Lane, reporting about 1/4 acre, they can handle with resources at scene. Canceling all incoming units.

August 27, 2017 at 7:48 PM Report of a vegetation fire near Wise Road on Country Lane north of Newcastle, caused by a blown transformer. Numerous resources en route.

August 27, 2017 at 7:06 PM First unit has arrived at scene, reports negative fire, all resources are being canceled. Unfounded report.

August 27, 2017 at 6:57 PM Full wildland dispatch, reported as an accidental fire, on Upper Clementine Lake, approximately 1/4 mile in from Foresthill Road.

August 27, 2017 at 6:47 PM New smoke report from Wolf Mountain Lookout. Units en route to Hwy 20 and Marysville Road. Lookout reports light white smoke in the area.

August 27, 2017 at 5:41 PM Commercial fire alarm sounding on Meadowlark Lane. Peardale/Chicago Park en route.

August 27, 2017 at 4:16 PM Medical water rescue at Bridgeport is being dispatched. Someone has jumped from the bridge and landed on a rock.

August 27, 2017 at 3:48 PM Updates on the fire in Alta Sierra are here: //yubanet.com/Fires/rattlesnake/

August 27, 2017 at 3:36 PM Second fire is on Rattlesnake Road on Tranquil Lane with a possible structure threat, approximately 1/8 of an acre.

August 27, 2017 at 3:31 PM Report of a possible new fire on the east side of Osborne Hill in Grass Valley just confirmed by Air Attack.

August 27, 2017 at 3:22 PM Now full wildland dispatch for a vegetation fire, started by a mower, on Luckie Road off Fremont Road south of Grass Valley. Reported as a 100 by 100 ft spot. This will be the Luckie Fire.

August 27, 2017 at 3:17 PM Smoke report: Light smoke up and down, reported by Banner Mountain lookout. Wolf Mountain reports very faint smoke, barely visible.

Photo YubaNet

August 27, 2017 at 2:29 PM Forward progress of the wildland fire has been stopped, Barton IC requests an investigator to the fire. Additionally, suspicious activity reported by locals. Yuba County Sheriff to respond to the fire as well.

August 27, 2017 at 2:25 PM Structure on Barton is a complete loss, but firefighters have a knockdown on the vegetation fire.

August 27, 2017 at 2:24 PM Additional resources are arriving on scene of the Barton Fire, Barton hill road- 2 miles east of Challenge in Strawberry Valley.

August 27, 2017 at 2:14 PM First unit at scene reports fully involved structure with approximately 1/2 acre. Two-ft flame length, better location is Harmony Circle of Barton Road.

August 27, 2017 at 2:07 PM Confirmed structure fire with threat to the vegetation on Barton Hill Road (Strawberry Valley)

August 27, 2017 at 2:03 PM Black smoke reported by Banner Mountain, now confirmed by Oregon Peak lookout. Visible from YubaNet HQ.

August 27, 2017 at 2:02 PM Smoke report west of Strawberry, reported by Pike County lookout. Confirmed by Saddleback lookout.

August 27, 2017 at 11:48 AM Accident is just south of the river crossing. Emergency services are on scene, reporting all occupants are out of the vehicle.

August 27, 2017 at 11:38 AM Vehicle rollover at the South Yuba River on Hwy 49, emergency services en route.

August 27, 2017 at 10:01 AM A reader reported a power outage affecting 30 homes in the Bubbling Wells/Town Talk area. PG&E has assigned a crew to replace the blown out transformer.

August 27, 2017 at 9:14 AM Very high heat risk continues across portions of interior northern California. Excessive Heat Warning today through Monday. There is a moderate to very high risk of heat-related illness.

August 26, 2017 at 5:55 PM A U-2 and a T-38 will do a commemorative fly-by at 6:15 pm at the Nevada County Airport  they are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Beale AFB’s 99th Reconnaissance Squadron today at the Grass Valley Airport. Additional military and private planes are also expected. Happy Anniversary!

August 26, 2017 at 4:43 PM A vehicle had pulled over into the grass and may have started the fire. The car did not catch fire. Fire is a 10 by 10 spot, now extinguished. Unit on scene can handle, canceling all others.

August 26, 2017 at 4:39 PM Full wildland dispatch for a vegetation fire on Fay Road in Alta Sierra.

August 26, 2017 at 4:08 PM First unit has arrived on Nevada Street, reports nothing showing. They will investigate. One more engine continuing code 3, all others are reduced to code 2.

August 26, 2017 at 4:05 PM Possible residential structure fire in Nevada City on Nevada Street. Units en route. Smell of smoke in the structure, no flames seen.

August 26, 2017 at 3:43 PM Medic unit has arrived at Bridgeport, they can handle the incident. All other units are being canceled.

August 26, 2017 at 3:31 PM Medic units and engines en route to Bridgeport for an injured 3-year old, fall form a rock.

The reported fire at McCourtney and Perimeter was the Far Fire.

August 26, 2017 at 2:58 PM New report of a vegetation fire in the area of McCourtney and Perimeter Road.

August 26, 2017 at 2:54 PM Updates on the Far Fire will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/far/

August 26, 2017 at 2:50 PM Fire is on Long Ravine on the west side of the lake. This will be the Far Fire.

August 26, 2017 at 2:46 PM Smoke report from Oregon Peak, large grey column of smoke visible, in the Camp Far West area. Air Attack 230 is almost on scene. Tankers and helicopter en route. Full wildland dispatch en route.

August 26, 2017 at 2:33 PM First unit has arrived in Granite Bay at the Folsom Lake group campground. Reporting a 30 by 30 spot, now extinguished. Two engines to continue in, all others are canceled, returning to their stations.

August 26, 2017 at 2:29 PM Vegetation fire in the Folsom Lake group campground. Units en route. Full wildland dispatch with aircraft en route. Air Attack 230, Tankers 88 and 89 and a helicopter assigned.

August 26, 2017 at 2:24 PM Negative fire on Berggren Lane, all incoming engines are being canceled.

August 26, 2017 at 2:23 PM Units on scene report a branch into the power lines on Berggren Lane, no extension to the wildland.

August 26, 2017 at 2:17 PM Vegetation fire, off Red Dog Road on Berggren Lane in Nevada City, power lines are down. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 26, 2017 at 12:21 PM An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for 11 am Sunday- 8 pm Monday for interior NorCal. High temperatures in the triple digits. Take extra precautions to prevent heat related illness.

August 25, 2017 at 7:22 PM The road closure on Banner Quaker Hill Road will last for several hours. Traffic control is in place.

Photo by Denise Cain, courtesy of the Cascade Shores Group

August 25, 2017 at 6:56 PM Approximately 800 customers are affected and restoration time is estimated to be 9:00 pm.

August 25, 2017 at 6:48 PM Banner Quaker Hill Road is closed at this time.

August 25, 2017 at 6:45 PM Vehicle into power pole on Banner Quaker Hill Road. Transformer caught fire. Fire engines are on scene and the resulting power outage is affecting a swath from Cascade Shores to North Bloomfield Road along Hwy 20.

August 25, 2017 at 6:40 PM Power outage along Hwy 20 west of Nevada City. Reports of outage near the Conservation Camp, Casci Road and even the North Bloomfield area. No update from PG&E yet.

August 25, 2017 at 1:28 PM First units are on scene, the #2 lane on eastbound I-80 is blocked.

August 25, 2017 at 1:18 PM Full wildland dispatch for a car fire, eastbound on I-80 at the 3-Mile Grade. CHP reports as a negative car fire, items out of the car on fire and occupants are attempting to put them out with water bottles.

August 25, 2017 at 11:43 AM Patient injured in Sacramento Street accident is now being transported to the air ambulance landing zone at the Rood Center.

August 25, 2017 at 11:37 AM Precautionary air ambulance ordered for the accident on Sacramento Street, also Public Works to respond for cleanup and possible closure.

August 25, 2017 at 11:31 AM Vehicle vs bicycle on Sacramento Street, across of Broad Street in Nevada City. Emergency services en route.

August 25, 2017 at 9:52 AM Vehicle accident on Hwy 20 near Hammonton-Samrtsville Road, passenger vehicle vs semi. Units en route.

August 25, 2017 at 8:08 AM Hot temperatures will return Sunday and continue into early next week. Triple digit temperatures will bring a moderate risk of heat related issues, especially those sensitive to heat.

August 24, 2017 at 8:50 PM Forward progress on the Flying fire has been stopped. Three more engines to continue in, all others can cancel.

August 24, 2017 at 8:45 PM Firefighters have located the fire on Flying T, reporting burning in grass, at a slow rate of spread.

August 24, 2017 at 8:39 PM Third caller reporting the fire on Flying T Road, numerous engines en route.

August 24, 2017 at 8:32 PM Possible structure fire with extension to the vegetation. Reported as a 50 by 50 spot in the area of Long Valley Road, Penn Valley area. Also report of location possibly at Flying T

August 24, 2017 at 7:53 PM Fire has been determined to be a warming fire at a house on Banner Lava Cap.

August 24, 2017 at 7:50 PM Firefighters are now making access via Banner Lava Cap.

August 24, 2017 at 7:47 PM No smoke visible from Pittsburg Road. Firefighters are walking in the back of the property.

August 24, 2017 at 7:43 PM Units on scene are reporting light white smoke, no build.

August 24, 2017 at 7:42 PM Nursery staff is en route to open access through Prospector’s to the fire.

August 24, 2017 at 7:40 PM Fire engines are converging on Granholm Lane, the fire is off of the end of Granholm Lane. some of the engines will make access from Pittsburg Road.

August 24, 2017 at 7:38 PM Units are in the area of Hwy 20/49, checking Old Tunnel Road, Brunswick and the vicinity. Located a fire, behind the nursery (Propsector’s Nursery)

August 24, 2017 at 7:34 PM Possible vegetation fire eastbound Hwy 49 east of Brunswick Road, possibly near Old Tunnel Road. Multiple units en route.

August 24, 2017 at 2:22 PM Per Truckee Fire: Truckee Fire, CALFIRE and US Forest Service are currently working a less than 1/4 acre brush fire that is contained at this time in the Juniper Creek area off Martis Peak rd. Watch for fire equipment leaving the area. Fire appears to be from a lightning strike from a day ago. No threat to Truckee area or Glenshire at this time. If you see smoke report it. As tempatures warm up more smoldering fires might appear from lightning strikes.

August 24, 2017 at 1:53 PM Tanker 88 has been released from the Juniper Fire, one additional water tender and several engines requested to the fire.

August 24, 2017 at 1:23 PM Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 are arriving in the area of the reported fire near the CA/NV border.

August 24, 2017 at 12:58 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Juniper Creek Road and Nighthawk Way between Truckee and Floriston.

August 24, 2017 at 11:15 AM False alarm at the courthouse, batteries in the system were running low. All units are back in their stations.

August 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM First unit has arrived on scene at the COurthouse. Engine 84 now Main IC.

August 24, 2017 at 10:56 AM Fire alarm at the Nevada County Courthouse. Units en route.

August 24, 2017 at 9:03 AM Widespread triple digit heat heading into the weekend. Moderate risk for those who are sensitive to the heat.

August 23, 2017 at 1:39 PM All incoming units still en route to Browns Valley can cancel.

Photo Air Attack 230

August 23, 2017 at 1:36 PM Lightning yesterday caused 5 small fires on the Tahoe NF. 4 are out. Smokejumpers are on the Chimney Fire approx. 3 mi. east of Devils Postpile

August 23, 2017 at 1:34 PM Per the reporting party, the smoke is no longer visible on Loma Rica Road. All units are reducing to code 2 (no lights and sirens) and aircraft is on hold for now. One unit is in the area, will make contact with the reporting party.

August 23, 2017 at 1:25 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Loma Rica Road and Stern Lane in Browns Valley. Units en route.

August 23, 2017 at 11:56 AM First unit on scene on Cincinnati Avenue reports a small spot, can handle with units at scene. All incoming units are canceled.

August 23, 2017 at 11:47 AM Grass fire, field on fire on Cincinnati Avenue near the Formica Corporation. Rocklin, Lincoln and Cal Fire units en route.

August 23, 2017 at 10:52 AM Fire crews are on scene of a 20 x 20 lightning fire near Loon Lake in the Eldorado National Forest.

August 23, 2017 at 10:35 AM Lightning recon flight underway by Air Attack 230.

August 23, 2017 at 7:35 AM Heat returns this weekend. Temperatures will remain seasonal for the rest of the week but a big warm up will come just in time for the weekend. Highs will push back above normal by 5-10 degrees. Mountain t-storms will be possible once again on Wednesday otherwise dry weather is expected.

August 22, 2017 at 6:27 PM Air Attack 230 is flying a lightning recon, has located a large single tree with some ground fire in the Poker Flat area. Very inaccessible by ground.

August 22, 2017 at 5:29 PM Plumas National Forest: Our forecast thunderstorms are marching through as predicted. We have 5 small fires confirmed on the Beckwourth Ranger District (eastern side of the PNF) including the View (T25,R16, S15) Robinson (T25,R16,S26), Little (T25, R16, S32). Honker & Turner (east of Lake Davis). The cell is moving through central PNF now.

August 22, 2017 at 3:29 PM Numerous lightning strikes over the summit, flash flood advisory for Sierra and Plumas counties. Truckee and Sierraville areas are also receiving lightning with precipitation. The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning for abundant lightning, which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to midnight PDT tonight. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

August 22, 2017 at 10:52 AM Power lines down on Chestnut Court near Lakeshore South at Lake of the Pines. Higgins Fire, cooperators en route. PG&E has been notified.

August 22, 2017 at 10:44 AM Afternoon thunderstorms likely, heat returns by the end of the week. Another round of thunderstorms expected today with more widespread coverage than past few days. Strongest thunderstorms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Fire starts are possible from lightning. Stay tuned to weather updates today and take shelter if you hear thunder or see lightning!

August 22, 2017 at 9:43 AM First unit at scene on Hwy 174 reports a pickup truck up against the power pole. No power lines down but a phone line appears damaged.

August 22, 2017 at 9:38 AM Vehicle accident, van into a power pole. Power lines may be down. Hwy 174 at Rollins Lake Road. Emergency services en route.

August 22, 2017 at 9:04 AM Thanks to the reader who called us stuck in traffic on westbound Hwy 49 before Auburn. Traffic is backing up due to maintenance work and one closed lane. Give yourself extra time if you have to go “down the hill.” Maintenance work should be completed by noon.

August 22, 2017 at 8:48 AM Give feedback, get response. All videos on the new Nevada County website now have an MP4 option. Use the player of your choice to view or download the meetings. Thanks to Jezra for suggesting it and to Nevada County for implementing the option.

August 21, 2017 at 6:44 PM Many thanks to reader Julie Siegenthaler for this fabulous montage of eclipse photos.

August 21, 2017 at 9:36 AM Nevada County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team: Sadly Sunday our team was requested to search for yet another missing male suspected of drowning in the Yuba river.

Photo Nevada County Sheriff’s SAR

We currently have 30 team members, k9s, dive team and California Highway Patrol helicopter searching the river. The river is currently running at 60 cubic feet per second which seems like a very safe level for this time of year. Even at these flows the river can and will continue to have very dangerous sections even if it seems benign. We ask that you keep our teams in your thoughts as we continue to search for the missing subject in extremely difficult terrain. We ask you continue to exercise caution when enjoying this beautiful river and please be safe.

August 21, 2017 at 9:10 AM Solar eclipse has begun! ONLY look at the sun with eclipse glasses or watch live here: //yubanet.com/regional/how-to-view-the-2017-solar-eclipse-safely/

August 21, 2017 at 8:09 AM

August 21, 2017 at 8:06 AM No eclipse glasses, no problem: Watch live on NASA streaming starting at 9am here: //yubanet.com/regional/watch-the-2017-eclipse-safely-live-on-nasa/

August 21, 2017 at 8:06 AM Truckee PD: Caltrans has been alerted of the signal flashing red on Highway 267 and the Interstate 80 Off-ramp and they are working to fix the signal. We’d like to remind all motorists that you are required by the California Vehicle Code to stop at a signal flashing red, just as if a stop sign were present. Allow yourself the appropriate amount of time to get to your destination safely.

August 21, 2017 at 7:34 AM High clouds and haze won’t affect eclipse viewing. Here’s the latest NorCal forecast for eclipse viewing on Monday. Wildfire smoke may impact viewing across northern CA. Warm temperatures will continue across interior NorCal today with highs expected to be a little above average.

August 20, 2017 at 6:49 PM Reported debris fire on Squirrel Creek Road in Grass Valley. Units en route.

August 20, 2017 at 3:42 PM Updates on the fire near Beale AFB will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/beale-3/

August 20, 2017 at 3:36 PM Dozers and retardant are making good progress.

August 20, 2017 at 3:34 PM Vegetation fire near Beale Air Force Base on CHuck Yager Road. Units and aircraft are working the fire.

GOES 16 image [preliminary data] courtesy of Colorado State University

August 20, 2017 at 9:08 AM Very smoky and hazy conditions already throughout much of Northern California and Oregon (in the totality zone of the eclipse) Numerous fires are burning throughout the area.

August 19, 2017 at 4:44 PM Report of a solo vehicle accident on Red Dog Road near Banner Lava Cap Road. Emergency services are in the area, attempting to locate.

August 19, 2017 at 4:31 PM False alarm on PFE Road, all units are returning.

August 19, 2017 at 4:22 PM Possible commercial structure fire, smoke seen coming out of a warehouse, on PFE Road in the Roseville area. Numerous engines and resources en route.

August 19, 2017 at 10:01 AM Firefighters are unable to locate the reported fire on the roadside of I-80.

August 19, 2017 at 9:47 AM Report of a possible vegetation fire on westbound I-80 near the Rainbow Road off ramp. Small fire reported on the north side of the freeway. Firefighters en route.

August 19, 2017 at 9:42 AM Sunny with a threat of thunderstorms up high. Scattered thunderstorms will be possible over the Mountains both today and on Sunday but sunny skies are expected in the Valley.

August 18, 2017 at 2:36 PM At 229 PM PDT, Doppler radar indicated developing thunderstorms in a line extending from Kingvale to near Yosemite National Park. The storms were nearly stationary and developing near the crest of the Sierra Nevada.

Some of the storms may produce half inch hail, gusty winds in excess of 30 mph, dangerous lightning and brief downpours. Persons traveling to the higher mountain elevations and Sierra passes should be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.

Some locations impacted include: Lake Alpine, Kirkwood, Carson Pass, Cisco, Soda Springs, Bear Valley, Donner Peak, Kirkwood Meadows, Pinecrest, Kit Carson, Tamarack, Upper Blue Lake, Kirkwood Ski Area, Sierra At Tahoe, Sugarbowl Ski Resort, Meadow Lake, Lookout Peak, Emigrant Gap, Kingvale and Shriner Lake Campground.

August 18, 2017 at 12:23 PM Updates on the Jericho Fire near Wolf Mountain will be here: //yubanet.com/Fires/jericho/

August 18, 2017 at 12:21 PM Air Attack, Tanker 89 and Helicopter 2AH assigned to the fires, two separate fires, slow to moderate rate of spread..

August 18, 2017 at 12:19 PM Report of the Wolf Mountain fire came in from the camp on Jericho Road.Wolf Mountain lookout reports light gray smoke with a slow build.

August 18, 2017 at 12:16 PM Full wildland dispatch for a vegetation fire reported at Wolf Mountain Camp.

August 18, 2017 at 11:18 AM Fedex truck over the embankment on Smuthers Ravine Road across from Yankee Jims Road. Emergency services en route.

Photo courtesy Nate Taylor

August 18, 2017 at 10:59 AM A modular home on a trailer is blocking La Barr Meadows south of the corner store, reports reader Nate Taylor.

August 18, 2017 at 10:08 AM Three car accident on Idaho-Maryland and East Main in Grass Valley, possible injuries. Emergency services en route.

August 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM A helicopter landing zone is being established at North San Juan Fire Station 1 for a medical call.

August 18, 2017 at 9:44 AM A big rig hauling cars is stuck at the intersection of Alta Sierra Drive and Little Valley Road. Intersection is blocked.

August 18, 2017 at 6:51 AM Warmer with a chance of thunderstorms, again. High temperatures cool to near normal by Sunday into Monday. Afternoon thunderstorms will continue to be possible over the higher terrain of the Sierra Nevada Saturday and Sunday, expanding to include the northern and coastal mountains Monday.

August 17, 2017 at 8:43 PM There is a boat in the middle of the roadway on Dog Bar Road near Taylor Crossing Road. Use caution in the area.

August 17, 2017 at 2:38 PM Report of a vegetation fire, possibly involving power lines, at Ananda Village on the San Juan Ridge. Full wildland dispatch. The fire is on Village Drive within Ananda. //yubanet.com/Fires/village/

August 17, 2017 at 11:32 AM Fire on I-80 is a large debris pile from work by contractors. They are working on extinguishing it. First units have arrived on scene.

August 17, 2017 at 11:24 AM Vegetation fire on eastbound I-80 near the Hirschdale Road off ramp. Full wildland dispatch en route. Smoke is impacting traffic on I-80.

August 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM Crews are working 3 small lightning fires on the ENF today. The Barrett, Shanty, & Thunder fires. Pacific, Placerville & Amador districts.

August 17, 2017 at 7:04 AM Warming up and thunderstorms likely again in the higher elevations. Temperatures will be running slightly above average today with a slight chance for mountain t-storms in the afternoon and evening.

August 16, 2017 at 5:10 PM The cause of the Meadows Fire has been confirmed as lightning.

August 16, 2017 at 3:07 PM Updates on the Meadows Fire near Bowman Lake will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/meadows/

August 16, 2017 at 2:58 PM Vegetation fire Loney Meadow in the Bowman Lake area, full wildland dispatch on order with air support.

August 16, 2017 at 12:43 PM Just a reminder: Fire restrictions are still in effect

August 16, 2017 at 8:32 AM A little warmer, a little chance of thunderstorms in the mountains. Temperatures start to rise today for northern California and return to a few degrees above normal by the end of the week.

August 15, 2017 at 9:34 PM Both victims are out of the water, no medical need per Yuba County Sheriff’s deputies. All engines in the Parks Bar area can return to their stations.

August 15, 2017 at 9:02 PM Search for the missing rafters is ongoing near Parks Bar. Engines are driving the area attempting to locate the raft.

August 15, 2017 at 9:01 PM Canceling the dozer and the crew en route to the Iron fire.

August 15, 2017 at 8:59 PM Iron IC only needs one more state engine, all others can cancel. Units at scene can handle the fire.

August 15, 2017 at 8:57 PM First unit has arrived on scene at Iron Rock. Dealing with access issues for the dozer, very narrow road.The fire is at the corral on Iron Rock, near Little Greenhorn Creek.

August 15, 2017 at 8:48 PM Vegetation fire in the Chicago Park area. Vehicle seen driving through grass on Iron Rock Road near Burma Road. Numerous engines en route plus a dozer and a Washington Ridge crew. Fire described as being the size of a house now.

August 15, 2017 at 8:46 PM Rafters described as 2 females, possibly with a dog. Their car should be somewhere near Parks Bar. No description of the kayak or raft or the planned route. Numerous engines are converging for a possible medical water rescue.

August 15, 2017 at 8:42 PM Possible missing rafters in the Smartsville area at Parks Bar. Units are responding, CHP helicopter is unable to assist due to visibility issues and terrain.

August 15, 2017 at 6:55 PM Tow truck vs car on southbound Hwy 49 at Lone Star Road. Lane is blocked.

August 15, 2017 at 5:38 PM Accident on Mill Street and West Main in Grass Valley. Emergency services en route.

August 15, 2017 at 2:17 PM Deer Creek at Pioneer Park in Nevada City is a little cloudier than usual. According to NID, the City of Nevada City is working on a water main and flushed the portion just above Little Deer creek. The disturbance is due to sediment getting stirred up by the pressure and will clear up shortly. There is no damage to any infrastructure, just normal maintenance. Our thanks to NID Operations for immediately providing us with the answer and to reader Dylan for the picture.

August 15, 2017 at 11:22 AM Updates on the Weimar Fire in Colfax will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/weimar-2/

August 15, 2017 at 11:15 AM First unit at scene on West Weimar reports heavy smoke, will attempt to get a sizeup. All incoming units to continue.

August 15, 2017 at 11:07 AM Reported small vegetation fire, burning uphill, near a home on West Weimar Cross Road in Colfax. Units en route.

August 15, 2017 at 9:03 AM Warming up again starting Wednesday. After another cooler than normal day on Tuesday, the temperatures begin to trend up by the middle and later portion of the work week and into the weekend period.

August 15, 2017 at 8:56 AM Illegal debris pile was extinguished by firefighters on Oak Ridge Road. Homeowner pleaded ignorance of the burn ban…

August 14, 2017 at 7:12 PM Smell of electrical fire in the Foresthill Middle School, several units en route.

August 14, 2017 at 7:11 PM Vehicle vs tree on the 10700 block of North Bloomfield Road.

August 14, 2017 at 4:35 PM Lookout still reports light white smoke, some engines in the area are continuing in, attempting to locate the possible fire. Washington Ridge crew and Butte County engines canceled.

August 14, 2017 at 4:28 PM First unit in the area reports nothing showing in the Iowa City Road area. Aircraft and dozer on hold, incoming units are reducing to Code 2 (no lights and sirens)

August 14, 2017 at 4:21 PM Reported vegetation fire, reported by lookout, in the Loma Rica Road and Iowa City Road area. Full wildland dispatch, including aircraft, en route.

Photo Peardale Chicago Park Fire PIO Daniel Ramey

August 14, 2017 at 8:55 AM Firefighters are still on scene at the vehicle vs tree on Hwy 174. The solo vehicle accident started a small fire, quickly suppressed by firefighters. Traffic jam is starting to resolve, but plan for extra time.

August 14, 2017 at 7:53 AM Car into a power pole near Greenhorn Access Road on Hwy 174.

August 14, 2017 at 7:21 AM The coolest temperatures since late June are expected across interior NorCal today.

August 13, 2017 at 10:43 AM Cooling trend today and Monday. Cooler temperatures in store through early this week. Temperatures in the 80s for the valley with 60s and 70s for the mountains.

August 13, 2017 at 10:41 AM First unit at scene reports the fire is extinguished. It was approximately 1 ft by 1 ft, caused by an extension cord running through the field. Canceling all incoming units, with the exception of a prevention officer.

August 13, 2017 at 10:36 AM Report of a vegetation fire in the Wheatland area, near Beale AFB. Grass fire on Spenceville Road, units are en route.

August 12, 2017 at 5:05 PM A subject armed with a knife is reportedly fighting the bartender at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley. Police units en route.

August 12, 2017 at 5:01 PM The Ruth Fire has been contained. Details: //yubanet.com/Fires/ruth/

August 12, 2017 at 4:48 PM Air tanker on order for the fire in Alta Sierra on Ruth Court.

August 12, 2017 at 4:43 PM Report of a vegetation fire, tree into power lines in Alta Sierra. Power lines are arcing. Numerous engines en route.

August 12, 2017 at 2:59 PM Fire on Bald Eagle Loop is contained. Canceling resources still en route.

August 12, 2017 at 2:51 PM Medics and emergency responders to stage on Hwy 49 and Sweetland Road on the San Juan Ridge, possible assault victim.

August 12, 2017 at 2:49 PM First unit has arrived on scene in Lake Wildwood, reporting occupants are out of the house and the fire is in a second story bedroom.

August 12, 2017 at 2:43 PM Firefighters responding to a fire in a bedroom on Bald Eagle Loop, off Lake Forest Drive in Lake Wildwood. Flammable materials and fireworks reportedly stored in the room.

August 11, 2017 at 6:04 PM Reported vegetation fire near Jackson Meadows was caused by a logging operation. Forward progress was stopped by a dozer on scene. Heavy mop-up, resources will be on scene for about 3 hours.

August 11, 2017 at 5:48 PM Accident on Pleasant Valley Road is a non-injury accident, all fire and medic units are returning to their respective stations.

August 11, 2017 at 5:29 PM Vehicle accident on Pleasant Valley Road, North San Juan Fire, Penn Valley Fire and a medic en route. Vehicle vs tree.

August 11, 2017 at 5:07 PM Vegetation fire near Jackson Meadows on the Tahoe National Forest reported. No units on scene yet.

August 11, 2017 at 3:08 PM UPDATE on Parker 2 vehicle accident: Five personel were transported to local medical facilities by ambulance; three were transported by air ambulance. Seven of the firefighters have been treated and released, and one firefighter is still undergoing medical evaluation.

August 11, 2017 at 2:04 PM One air ambulance en route to the accident on Hwy 49 near LaBarr Meadows Road.

August 11, 2017 at 1:59 PM Helicopter 2AH, Tankers 88 and 89 with Air Attack 230 assigned to three small fires on the Eldorado National Forest between Upper and Lower Forni Lakes.

August 11, 2017 at 1:59 PM Air ambulance has been canceled, patient at Collins Lake has only minor injuries.

August 11, 2017 at 1:56 PM Air ambulance requested for a person ht by a boat prop on Collins Lake. Patient is out of the water.

August 11, 2017 at 1:55 PM Vehicle accident, two vehicles involved on Hwy 49 at LaBarr Meadows Road. One engine on scene, multiple resources en route.

August 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM At approximately 7:45 am, August 11, 2017, Parker 2 Fire Incident Command received a report of a single vehicle, motor vehicle accident involving fire personnel. Initial reports indicate that a fire crew transport truck assigned to the Parker 2 Fire was involved in an accident on Highway 299 near Cedarville, California. There are reports of injuries. The number and extent of injuries are being determined at this time.

August 11, 2017 at 7:47 AM Non-injury traffic accident on Hwy 174 at Cedar Ridge Dr. Both cars are off the roadway.

August 11, 2017 at 7:24 AM Gradual cooling early next week. A few thunderstorms possible over the northern mountains today.

August 10, 2017 at 8:24 AM Thunderstorm activity continues, cooling down starts. There will be a chance for mountain thunderstorms on Thursday with near seasonal highs. Dry weather is expected for the weekend with seasonal highs continuing.

August 10, 2017 at 7:51 AM Report of an unspecified traffic hazard on Hwy 49 at Cement Hill.

August 9, 2017 at 12:13 PM Solo vehicle off the cliff near the Independence Trailhead on Hwy 49. Numerous resources on scene.

August 9, 2017 at 11:01 AM Be patient if you’re driving to the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Several hundred of your closest friends had the same idea. The Hwy 20 off ramp is already stop and go. But the Fair is well worth the wait! Check out the photo gallery from this morning’s festivities.

August 9, 2017 at 7:14 AM Thunderstorms likely in the higher elevations. Be weather aware today! Afternoon mountain thunderstorms possible with the potential for gusty winds, small hail, and frequent lightning.

August 8, 2017 at 6:35 PM Incoming units are being canceled from the car fire, first units on scene report no fire, only a motorcycle that caught fire – already extinguished and no extension to the wildland.

August 8, 2017 at 6:32 PM Tanker 88 is on final approach to North San Juan.

August 8, 2017 at 6:29 PM Vehicle fire in North San Juan now reported with wildland involvement, full wildland dispatch on order.

August 8, 2017 at 6:26 PM Report of a vehicle fire on School Street, across of Hwy 49, in North San Juan. Units en route.

August 8, 2017 at 6:12 PM Tankers launched for the reported fire in the Sierra Buttes, they are returning to Grass Valley as no fire has been located.

August 8, 2017 at 6:06 PM Air Attack 230 is in the area, attempting to locate the fire, so far nothing showing.

August 8, 2017 at 5:46 PM Vegetation fire in the Sierra Buttes, reported by a party saying they saw a small fire, the wind started to fan the flames and they couldn’t put it out.The fire is near Young America Lake, southwest of Sardine Lake.

August 8, 2017 at 9:09 AM Per the CHP log, one male dancing in the roadway on southbound 49 at Brunswick.

August 8, 2017 at 7:33 AM Temperatures close to average, warming slightly. Temperatures gradually warming throughout the week. Afternoon thunderstorms possible over the mountains.

August 7, 2017 at 9:48 PM Firefighters have contained the single tree fire, PG&E en route.

August 7, 2017 at 9:17 PM First units have arrived, reporting tree into the power lines. Tree is smoldering. Appears to be just a single tree into the lines.

August 7, 2017 at 9:09 PM Vegetation fire into the power lines, power lines down in the Alison Ranch area. Numerous engines en route. Fire is on Sentinel Pine Way.

August 7, 2017 at 6:43 PM Incoming units to the reported fire on Dorsey Drive can cancel, units on scene can handle.

August 7, 2017 at 6:39 PM Per Grass Valley PD on scene, the fire on Dorsey has been extinguished and the person is out of the apartment.

August 7, 2017 at 6:34 PM Commercial structure alarm, apartment fire in the Spring Hill Apartment complex on Dorsey Drive. One person inside with a broken leg. Numerous engines and ambulance en route.

August 7, 2017 at 6:21 PM Medical rescue, 30 ft fall over the rocks on the Ponderosa Bridge on the Colfax side.

Photo YubaNet

August 7, 2017 at 11:40 AM Looks like a U2 is training over Nevada and Yuba counties.

The rumbling sound of the plane is pretty unmistakable.

August 7, 2017 at 11:31 AM First unit at scene reports minimal extension to the wildland. They can handle with units at scene plus one addition

August 7, 2017 at 11:23 AM Reported vegetation fire, started from a vehicle fire in the Smartsville area. Near the Goldfields, 1 mile from the Parks Bar Bridge. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 7, 2017 at 11:05 AM National Weather Service – Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning in effect from 1300 to 2000 this evening for abundant lightning on dry fuels. Effected areas fire weather zones 203, 204, and 283 including Western Shasta Trinity National Forest including Trinity Alps and Trinity Dam/Clair Engle lake. Link

National Weather Service – Medford has issued a Red Flag Warnings in effect from 1300 to 2000 today for abundant lightning on dry fuels. Effected areas include fire weather zones 280, 281, 282, 284, 285 and the Klamath, Shasta Trinity, and Modoc National Forests. Link

August 7, 2017 at 10:18 AM Vehicle accident on Hwy 49 and Clivus Drive. Head-on collision, the roadway is blocked. Emergency services en route.

NOAA GOES-16 imagery [preliminary data] courtesy of Colorado State University

August 7, 2017 at 9:30 AM Smoke from fires to the north is settling in the area. At this time, there are no large fires in Nevada, Yuba or Placer counties.

August 7, 2017 at 8:14 AM More thunderstorms possible today. Warm weather continues across the region today. Thunderstorms are going to be possible again today mainly in the higher elevations but a few isolated storms will be possible in the Redding area. If you hear thunder, take shelter!

August 6, 2017 at 4:01 PM Updates on the Chilcoot Fire will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/chilcoot/

August 6, 2017 at 3:36 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Chilcoot area (Plumas County), Tahoe National Forest sending a full wildland response.

August 6, 2017 at 2:10 PM Grass Valley Police has released information on the stabbing incident: Two males stabbed on North School Street – suspect in custody

August 6, 2017 at 9:42 AM A little cooler, thunderstorms still a possibility over the mountains. Showers and thunderstorms mainly over the mountains and possibly the northern Sacramento valley on Sunday.

August 5, 2017 at 7:13 PM Firefighters did a thorough area check, nothing visible in the Newtown Road area. Calling it a false alarm.

August 5, 2017 at 6:54 PM Report of white smoke seen in the area of Newtown Road and Lois Lane, possibly toward Old Downieville Hwy. Engines are en route to conduct a smoke check.

August 4, 2017 at 8:07 PM Yuba County Deputy Sheriff Association: In response to the many inquiries from the community asking how they can donate, The Yuba County Deputy Sheriff Association has established a fund account to benefit our two injured deputies who were shot in the line of duty this week. Because of the time needed to establish a separate non profit, the donations won’t be tax deductible to donors, but we wanted to provide a way for people to donate that wish to.

Checks can be mailed directly to the DSA at YUBA COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION FAMILY SUPPORT FUND, c/o Rosa Leon, 720 Yuba St, Marysville 95901

or they can go directly to Sierra Central Credit Union with the same account information.

Thank you so much for all the support, well wishes and prayers!

Yuba County Deputy Sheriff Association

August 4, 2017 at 5:50 PM Air ambulance requested for a vehicle accident on Hwy 49 and Oak Tree Road in North San Juan. Reported as an overtruned backhoe, possible extrication required.

August 4, 2017 at 4:55 PM Updates on the Gladding Fire will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/gladding/

August 4, 2017 at 4:43 PM One 1/4 acre of vegetation involved, burning at a moderate rate of spread in grass. A second barn is also burning. Five additional water tenders requested. Firefighters just received permission to access the fire through Beale Air Force Base.

August 4, 2017 at 4:40 PM Full wildland dispatch en route to the fire on Gladding.

August 4, 2017 at 4:37 PM Structure fire, possibly a barn, fully involved with a threat to the wildland on Gladding Road off McCourtney Road in the Lincoln area.

August 4, 2017 at 4:35 PM Report of a column of black smoke rising, approximately 6 miles from Wolf Mountain lookout.

August 4, 2017 at 9:21 AM Muggy, slightly cooler and a chance of sprinkles. Cooling this weekend will result in an end to the extreme hot temperatures across northern California. Temperatures will be near normal with most locations running a few degrees above normal today and through the weekend.

August 3, 2017 at 8:51 PM Power restored on Hwy 174, You Bet and Peardale. Everybody back on.

August 3, 2017 at 7:42 PM Alta Sierra and Hwy 49 corridor restored. Some customers still out, restoration is ongoing.

August 3, 2017 at 6:50 PM Good news: A broken insulator and wire on the ground in the Cedar Ridge area. Crew en route to fix. Most customers will be restored within an half hour.

August 3, 2017 at 6:09 PM 4,515 customers affected by the outage. PG&E crews en route.

August 3, 2017 at 6:02 PM Power outage reported in Chicago Park, Hwy 174, You Bet and Alta Sierra areas.

August 3, 2017 at 2:46 PM Vehicles partially blocking the roadway on Hwy 49, just north of the 49’er bridge. Tow trucks en route.

August 3, 2017 at 12:22 PM Forward progress has stopped on the vegetation fire on Carriage Lane and Hwy 49, per NCC Fire.

August 3, 2017 at 11:55 AM Per CAL FIRE NEU: Carriage Lane Nevada County.1/4 acre wildland fire. 50% contained. Cause under investigation.

Photo courtesy Art Jenkins

August 3, 2017 at 11:23 AM All aircraft and most of the engines have been released from the fire along Hwy 49 near Carriage Road.

August 3, 2017 at 11:12 AM CAL FIRE has located two pilot cars, for two trucks carrying mobile homes – possible cause of the fire. Air Attack is on scene over the small fire on Hwy 49.

August 3, 2017 at 11:12 AM Firefighters have knockdown on the fire on Horton.

August 3, 2017 at 11:06 AM A wide load transport hit the power lines on Hwy 49, near Carriage Road. Vegetation fire on the right-hand side, full wildland dispatch en route.

August 3, 2017 at 10:42 AM No extension to the wildland, firefighters are making good progress.

August 3, 2017 at 10:32 AM Incident Commander reports all clear on the structure, meaning all occupants are out of the house.

August 3, 2017 at 10:29 AM Single-family residence is approximately 40% involved, firefighters are starting direct attack.

August 3, 2017 at 10:26 AM First unit at scene reports a single-story residence, approximately 20% involved. All units to continue in.

August 3, 2017 at 10:23 AM Report of a residential structure fire in Penn Valley on Horton Street, fully involved structure with possible extension to the wildland. Numerous engines en route.

August 3, 2017 at 10:22 AM Pick Fruit for Food Banks and for YOU too! Gold Country Gleaners is looking for volunteers to come pick fruit in the next couple weeks with 1/3 of the produce going to the food banks and local service organizations, 1/3 goes to the picker (you) and 1/3 goes to the land owner! This is an incredible opportunity to get fresh seasonal fruit and veggies and help out the community at the same time. If you are interested, please contact Cliff McKinley at 530-955-5024 or goldcountrygleaners@gmail.com.

August 3, 2017 at 7:53 AM Still way above normal temperatures, threat of thunderstorms persists. Temperatures will be gradually cooling as we head into the weekend but will still be running 5-10 degrees above normal Thursday and Friday. Isolated afternoon t-storms will be possible in the mountains.

August 2, 2017 at 12:01 PM Updates on the Purdon Fire will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/purdon/

August 2, 2017 at 11:54 AM Vegetation fire, looks like the top of Purdon Road on the North San Juan side. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 2, 2017 at 10:51 AM Air Attack 230 is on a lightning reconnaissance flight.

August 2, 2017 at 10:47 AM New lightning map: Lightning activity started early afternoon on Monday for the Tahoe National Forest. A total of 22 lightning strikes were recorded between 2:09 pm and 6:00 pm.

August 2, 2017 at 8:32 AM Another very hot day, almost imperceptible cool-down this weekend. High pressure over the western U.S will bring near record high temperatures today. This high pressure will weaken slightly on Thursday bringing slightly cooler temperatures but daytime highs will still be hot and well above normal.

August 1, 2017 at 5:39 PM At 5:10 PM, the National Weather Service in Reno was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Truckee or about 1 mile north of Kings Beach. This storm was nearly stationary. Dime size hail and winds up to 45 mph will be possible with this storm. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is expected. Locations impacted include. Areas east of Truckee and along highway 267 to Kings Beach.

August 1, 2017 at 5:32 PM The Blackford fire is now fully contained. Resources will be on scene for mop-up until midnight.

August 1, 2017 at 5:08 PM Camp Far West Road will be shut down for a while, completely blocked by fire equipment.

August 1, 2017 at 4:35 PM All aircraft has been released from the Blackford fire, air ambulance is transporting one civilian patient.

August 1, 2017 at 4:15 PM Blackford Air Attack is releasing additional tankers, the fire is looking good.

Photo courtesy Trish Vannucci

August 1, 2017 at 4:13 PM The Blackford Fire is estimated at 25 acres, burning at a slow rate of spread. Dozers and crews are making good progress. Avoid Camp Far West Road at the intersection of McCourtney Road and of course Blackford Roa.

August 1, 2017 at 4:03 PM Vegetation fire near Camp Far West, Air Attack 230, Tanker 88 and 89 and a helicopter over the fire. Numerous ground resources on scene. Called the Blackford Fire.

August 1, 2017 at 3:25 PM The Huysink fire near Cisco Grove is reported as 1/4 acre, surrounded by rock, canceling most resources.

August 1, 2017 at 2:53 PM On the Nevada Side: Whites Creek Trail head & Dry Pond Trail, 20 acres, air & ground resources engaging in suppression.

August 1, 2017 at 2:50 PM Fire at Huysink is likely lightning-caused.

August 1, 2017 at 2:36 PM Report of a vegetation fire near Huysink Lake, south of Cisco Grove. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 1, 2017 at 2:04 PM Accident on Penn Valley Drive in front of the Nevada County Farm Supply. Emergency services en route.

August 1, 2017 at 2:03 PM According to reports from the scene, the two deputies were taken to Sutter-Roseville in stable conditions. No further update at this time.

August 1, 2017 at 1:32 PM Vehicle accident on Tyler Foote Crossing and Purdon Road in the San Juan Ridge area. North San Juan Fire en route.

Photo Peardale/Chicago Park PIO Daniel Ramey

August 1, 2017 at 1:15 PM Two vehicle accident, unknown injuries on Brunswick Road at Greenhorn Road. Traffic is backing up, use an alternate route of possible. Emergency services en route.

August 1, 2017 at 12:44 PM Law enforcement has not given the all clear on the Oregon House shooting. ICP is set up on Marysville Road, avoid the area.

August 1, 2017 at 12:41 PM Air Attack 17 en route to the Minerva fire.

August 1, 2017 at 11:46 AM Yuba County SWAT team is assisted by numerous agencies from neighboring counties and CHP. The search for the suspect is ongoing, with aerial assistance.

August 1, 2017 at 11:21 AM Update from YCSO: Two Yuba County deputies injured – active shooter incident in Oregon House

August 1, 2017 at 11:14 AM Two Yuba County deputies have been injured, the extent of their injuries is not known at this time.

August 1, 2017 at 11:04 AM According to scanner traffic, the suspect is still not secured, holed up in a residence. Numerous law enforcement are surrounding the residence on Marysville Road, firefighters are staging in the area. CHP plane is over the incident.

August 1, 2017 at 10:15 AM Shooting incident in Oregon House, on Marysville Road. Two patients with gunshot wounds are being extracted from the scene and taken to ambulances. A third person, possibly the suspect, is still inside a residence. Avoid Marysville Road between Texas Hill Road and Rices Crossing.

August 1, 2017 at 8:42 AM Sierra Roots will set up an emergency cooling shelter for homeless persons at the First Baptists Church in Nevada City today and tomorrow. Thanks to our friends at KNCO for the heads up.

August 1, 2017 at 7:34 AM Heatwave to peak today and Wednesday. Dangerous heat likely this week. Take precautions to avoid heat-related illness.

August 1, 2017 at 7:24 AM If you are looking for last month’s log, you can find it here.

One reply on “Happening Now – August 2017”

  1. Thank you Pascale for keeping us updated and PG&E for getting us all back up and running. Feeling grateful.

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