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September 1, 2020 at 6:00 AM

August 31, 2020 at 7:16 PM Air Attack reports the fire at Bullards looks good, they are returning to Grass Valley.

August 31, 2020 at 7:14 PM Fire has been contained to the vehicle and the roadway, canceling most incoming resources.

August 31, 2020 at 7:10 PM Units at scene at Emerald Cove, Air Attack and tanker are overhead.

August 31, 2020 at 6:56 PM The vehicle is reportedly an RV at the Emerald Cove Marina, units are en route.

August 31, 2020 at 6:54 PM Commercial vehicle fire, with a possible threat to vegetation near Bullards Bar.

August 31, 2020 at 2:50 PM Data source: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458

August 31, 2020 at 12:26 PM Non-injury accident on the southbound on ramp of Hwy 49 at South Auburn.

August 31, 2020 at 11:41 AM Per Grass Valley Fire, fire investigators have determined the cause of yesterday’s commercial structure fire on Nevada City Highway to be an accidental fire.

August 31, 2020 at 5:58 AM More smoke, haze and heat. Hot weather will smoky conditions will continue this week. Breezy north winds will be possible across the northern half of the Sacramento Valley today.

August 31, 2020 at 5:49 AM Trash can on fire on Sutton Way, unit en route.

August 31, 2020 at 5:31 AM

August 30, 2020 at 8:17 PM Mop-up will take 1-2 hours.

August 30, 2020 at 8:12 PM Appears the firefighters have extinguished the active fire to the shelving rack where it started. Now ventilating the smoke out of the building.

August 30, 2020 at 8:09 PM Firefighters have determined the fire is near the lumberyard on the inside of the building.

August 30, 2020 at 8:07 PM Nevada IC confirms a working fire inside. Hose lays around the outside of the building are completed, second hoselay is being worked on.

August 30, 2020 at 8:05 PM Firefighters will ventilate the roof if needs be. Additional resources are being dispatched to the fire. One of the business owners has been contacted and is en route to the fire.

August 30, 2020 at 8:02 PM Sprinklers have activated on the inside of the building, firefighters are making access into the building now. Still reporting moderate amount of smoke coming from the building.

August 30, 2020 at 8:01 PM Numerous fire resources at scene, water supply is near the fire. Please avoid the area and take an alternate route.

August 30, 2020 at 8:00 PM Units at scene report a moderate amount of smoke coming from a corner, all units to continue in.

August 30, 2020 at 7:59 PM Units are attempting to make access. Single report of smoke seen in the area.

August 30, 2020 at 7:57 PM Report of a commercial structure fire on Nevada City Hwy, possible in the lumberyard of B&C.

August 30, 2020 at 4:08 PM

August 30, 2020 at 2:40 PM Breezy north winds tomorrow, smoky conditions continue, hot and dry this week. Quiet weather is expected today with north winds developing and continuing into tomorrow. North winds will increase tomorrow starting in the morning and continuing into the afternoon. The strongest winds will be over the northern Sacramento Valley with gusts up to 25 mph possible. This will bring an increased fire weather threat as these winds could increase the spread of any new or ongoing fires. Less wind is expected the remainder of the week. Forecast highs have trended down some for this week but it is still looking to be hot with moderate heat risk at times. Area wildfires will continue to bring smoky conditions across the region and will have impacts on air quality. Latest air quality info can be found at fire.airnow.gov and with your local air quality board.

August 30, 2020 at 2:12 PM

August 30, 2020 at 1:33 PM First unit at scene on Loma Rica Road reports 1/8th of an acre, they can handle with resources at scene. Canceling all incoming resources.

August 30, 2020 at 1:31 PM Reported vegetation fire on Loma Rica Road in Yuba County, units en route.

August 29, 2020 at 2:04 PM Northbound lanes are back open again on Hwy 49 at Broad Street.

August 29, 2020 at 12:21 PM A total of 5 cars are involved in the accident on Hwy 49 in Nevada City, closure will be extended. Use an alternate route if possible.

Photo Steve Sarner

August 29, 2020 at 12:13 PM Air ambulance en route to the Rood Center for patient transport.

August 29, 2020 at 12:10 PM Multi-car collision on northbound Hwy 49 at the Broad Street off ramp. Numerous emergency services on scene. Highway will be shut down at the Sacramento Street off ramp.

August 29, 2020 at 9:12 AM Hazy sunshine today, more heat to come. Highs from the 80s in the mountains and Delta, 90s for the Central Valley, except triple digit highs possible in the Northern Sacramento Valley. Locally breezy in the Delta today with a slight chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm near the Sierra Nevada crest.

August 28, 2020 at 7:01 PM

August 28, 2020 at 6:35 PM

August 28, 2020 at 12:45 PM As of noon, the Jones Fire is 100% contained.

August 28, 2020 at 6:15 AM Smoke impacts continue, heat returns Monday. Today’s temperatures will be around 2-10 degrees warmer than yesterday for most of interior NorCal. Temperatures will lower back to near normal for the weekend. Areas of smoke & haze will continue to produce poor air quality.

August 28, 2020 at 5:20 AM No new fires reported overnight, smoke from the existing fires is blanketing the area.

August 27, 2020 at 1:39 PM Hwy 49 is fully open again.

August 27, 2020 at 12:49 PM CHP: In Nevada County, Highway 49 south at Quail Creek has a grass fire with south lanes blocked. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes as there is no estimated time of opening.

August 27, 2020 at 12:38 PM Updates on the Auburn Fire, between Hwy 49 and Old Auburn Road will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/auburn-2/

August 27, 2020 at 12:31 PM Fire is on the west side of the Hwy, approximately 1/4 acre per the first unit at scene. One structure immediately threatened. This will be the Auburn Fire.

August 27, 2020 at 12:30 PM Fire near Hwy 49 reported to be half the size of a football field.

August 27, 2020 at 12:26 PM Reported fire on Hwy 49 between Quail Creek and Alta Sierra Drive. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 27, 2020 at 6:01 AM Warm temperatures and smoky skies – little change expected. Expect a slight warming trend to end the workweek with highs nearing the century mark on Friday. The warmest area will be the Northern Sacramento Valley. Make sure to protect yourself from wildfire smoke & check on local air quality reports.

August 26, 2020 at 5:40 PM Data source: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458

August 26, 2020 at 5:02 PM

August 26, 2020 at 1:06 PM Updates on the Perry fire in Auburn will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/perry-2/

August 26, 2020 at 1:02 PM Perry IC reports now 10-15 acres, pushing the Auburn city limits. All available aircraft are working the fire.

August 26, 2020 at 12:55 PM Vegetation fire, rekindled from an earlier small spot caused by lawnmower, on Perry Ranch Road in the Newcastle area Numerous resources on scene and en route.

August 26, 2020 at 5:58 AM Persistent smoke and a little hotter. Numerous wildfires will continue to generate smoke resulting in poor air quality today. A few thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon into this evening across the NorCal mountains. Any thunderstorms will produce occasional lightning, little to no rain and gusty winds.

August 25, 2020 at 6:35 PM

Data source: Nevada County COVID-19 dashboard: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458

August 25, 2020 at 1:55 PM

August 25, 2020 at 6:37 AM Smoky skies persists. Locally breezy conditions will be possible today, particularly in the afternoon and evening. A few thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon into this evening across the NorCal mountains. Any thunderstorms will produce occasional lightning, little to no rain and gusty winds.

August 24, 2020 at 5:40 PM

August 24, 2020 at 10:34 AM

August 24, 2020 at 10:31 AM Commercial truck fire on westbound I-80, west of Alta, units en route.

August 24, 2020 at 9:24 AM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Colfax area have reached: 167 AQI (Unhealthy) on Monday, August 24.

August 24, 2020 at 8:33 AM Tree across the roadway on East Bennett near Brunswick, use an alternate route.

August 24, 2020 at 8:12 AM Fire crews on scene of a small fire on Prosser Hill, North of Tahoe Donner. Currently no threat to Truckee.

August 24, 2020 at 8:04 AM The victim from the fatal hit and run in North San Juan on Friday has been identified as Melissa Crawford, 41, Nevada City.

August 24, 2020 at 7:57 AM Accident on westbound Hwy 20 near Rough&Ready Hwy is being cleared up. Emergency services on scene.

August 24, 2020 at 7:13 AM The lightning map shows no strikes in the lower elevations. A Red Flag Warning remains in effect until late this evening due to the potential for dry thunderstorms across NorCal.

August 24, 2020 at 6:30 AM

August 24, 2020 at 5:53 AM Smoke and haze continue to impact air quality. Dry thunderstorms possible this morning north of Sacramento, otherwise a few late day storms will be possible over the mountains into mid-week. Slightly above average high temperatures.

August 24, 2020 at 4:42 AM

August 23, 2020 at 10:36 PM

August 23, 2020 at 9:20 PM Fire on Chaparral Circle in Lake Wildwood has been contained to the residence of origin. Penn Valley units remain on scene.

Photo courtesy Jon Pitt, Penn Valley Fire PIO

August 23, 2020 at 8:59 PM

August 23, 2020 at 8:52 PM Fire hydrant is right at the address, units at scene are taking action now.

August 23, 2020 at 8:49 PM First unit is at scene in Lake Wildwood, reporting light smoke visible. All units to continue in for now.

August 23, 2020 at 8:42 PM Report of a deck on fire on Chaparral Circle in Lake Wildwood, units en route

August 23, 2020 at 7:02 PM

August 23, 2020 at 6:38 PM The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of the Northern Operations Area for dry lightning.

For our area, in the 1,000-3,000 ft elevation: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Hazy through the night. A slight chance of dry thunderstorms with little or no rain after midnight.

For the higher elevations: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers and dry thunderstorms with little or no rain in the evening, then a chance of dry thunderstorms with little or no rain after midnight. Hazy through the night.

August 23, 2020 at 1:41 PM

August 23, 2020 at 9:30 AM Red Flag Warning Today through Monday Night. Moderate to unhealthy air quality is likely to continue today and tomorrow as area wildfires continue to bring smoke to interior Northern California. Another hot day is expected in Valley and foothill locations and moderate heat risk is expected which may impact sensitive groups and those who work outside. Thunderstorms are expected to begin this afternoon with chances continuing through early Tuesday morning. The better chances this afternoon are in the Sierra, with more widespread convection moving from south to north through the area tonight into tomorrow. Storms may have little to no rain with lightning and gusty winds being the main threats with storms. Dry weather with slightly above normal temperatures are expected mid-week into the weekend.

August 23, 2020 at 9:14 AM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Colfax area have reached: 206 AQI (Very Unhealthy) on Sunday, August 23.

August 22, 2020 at 1:34 PM Red Flag Warning for dry lightning. The fire weather watch has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning.

August 22, 2020 at 1:11 PM Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for Jones Fire Survivors. With only 35% of the Jones Fire contained and evacuated residents just now returning to their homes, the Nevada County Relief Fund is requesting donations to provide emergency relief to wildfire survivors. According to CAL FIRE, at least 14 residences were lost in the fire, while several residential structures on the Woolman at Sierra Friends Center are currently uninhabitable. Damage assessments are ongoing.

August 21, 2020 at 4:47 PM The special meeting of the Nevada City City Council can be viewed live on Public Television Channel 17, online at the City’s website www.nevadacityca.gov. or Nevada City Public Meetings-YouTube Channel or at http://nevco.granicus.com/player/camera/2?publish_id=7 The agenda for tonight’s meeting is here.

August 21, 2020 at 10:55 AM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Colfax area have reached: 192 AQI (Unhealthy) on Friday, August 21.

August 21, 2020 at 10:32 AM Fire Weather Watch in effect from Sunday morning through Tuesday morning for dry lightning.

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Sunday morning through Tuesday morning.

  • AFFECTED AREA: Sacramento Valley, northern San Joaquin Valley, northern Sierra Nevada, and all adjacent foothills. Includes Includes Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and portions of Plumas, Lassen and Mendocino National Forests.
  • THUNDERSTORMS: Isolated dry thunderstorms will develop on Sunday afternoon, continuing overnight into Monday morning. Potential for dry thunderstorms may linger into Tuesday.
  • IMPACTS: Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

August 21, 2020 at 8:35 AM Hot, dry and smoky – potential for more thunderstorms on Sunday. Multiple wildfires are burning across northern California. Make sure to protect yourself from wildfire smoke & check on local air quality reports.

August 21, 2020 at 5:56 AM Hwy 49 is closed between North San Juan and Moonshine Road after a fatal accident.

August 21, 2020 at 5:48 AM

August 20, 2020 at 9:18 PM George IC is reporting the fire is holding at 1/4 acre, resources will be committed for a while, cutting handline and mopping up.

August 20, 2020 at 9:03 PM Forward progress of the George fire has been stopped. Canceling all incoming resources.

August 20, 2020 at 9:02 PM Soft closure at Lime Kiln and George to allow for fire equipment access.

August 20, 2020 at 8:55 PM Firefighters are making rapid progress. Reconsidering the evacuation advisory.

August 20, 2020 at 8:50 PM The fire is holding at the NID ditch, burning at a slow rate of spread.

August 20, 2020 at 8:48 PM Evacuation (advisory only) on George to Lime Kiln Road, NCSO on scene. Structures may be threatened. Firefighters on scene are making good progress.

August 20, 2020 at 8:42 PM

Power lines down on George Way in Alta Sierra, emergency services en route.

August 20, 2020 at 5:39 PM

August 20, 2020 at 4:09 PM

August 20, 2020 at 3:16 PM

August 20, 2020 at 12:54 PM North Ops (responsible for coordinating interagency fire response in Northern California) has moved to Preparedness Level 5 at 1230 hours today. The five Preparedness Levels range from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest level.

August 20, 2020 at 11:55 AM A reminder, today’s planned town hall about the South Yuba has been postponed due to the Jones Fire.

August 20, 2020 at 11:43 AM Hwy 49 at Quail Creek is all clear again.

August 20, 2020 at 11:22 AM Tree leaning over the roadway on Hwy 49 at Quail Creek Road. Lanes blocked. Reduce your speed and use caution in the area.

August 20, 2020 at 10:52 AM The European Space Agency posted this: Captured on 19 August 2020, this Copernicus Sentinel-3 image shows the extent of the smoke from fires currently ablaze in California, US. Amid the blistering heatwave, which is in its second week, there are around 40 separate wildfires across the state. Record high temperatures, strong winds and thunderstorms have created the dangerous conditions that have allowed fires to ignite and spread. The fires are so extreme in regions around the San Francisco Bay Area that thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate.

August 20, 2020 at 8:57 AM A reminder: Hwy 49 is still closed between Newtown and Tyler Foote. Pleasant Valley Road is part of the detour via Hwy 20. This is not a highway. The road is rather narrow in some spots and windy. Please reduce your speed, watch for pets and wildlife and turn your headlights on.

August 20, 2020 at 8:40 AM Cooler but still very smoky. Breezy southwest winds are expected across much of the region today. Make sure to protect yourself from wildfire smoke & check on local air quality reports.

August 20, 2020 at 7:26 AM

The morning update for the Jones Fire has been published.

August 19, 2020 at 8:57 PM

NWS Sacramento: EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS CANCELLED

The prolonged heat event was winding down today. Hot temperatures remain in the forecast, with Thursday and Friday, giving us a brief reprieve in the heat as most Valley and foothill locations stay below 100 degrees. Triple digit heat will return for the weekend, but will not be as brutal as this last stretch.

Although temperatures will not be as hot, please don’t forget to practice heat safety. Especially since air quality will be poor due to wildfire smoke.

August 19, 2020 at 7:12 PM

August 19, 2020 at 3:42 PM William incident is contained, extensive mop-up and overhaul is starting, releasing the aircraft.

August 19, 2020 at 3:10 PM Accident on East Main Street, units at scene. They can handle.

August 19, 2020 at 3:06 PM Firefighters are making access to the Williams.

August 19, 2020 at 3:04 PM Tanker 88 is over the William incident, continuing to another reported fire.

August 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM Reported generator fire with extension to the wildland on William Quirk Memorial Drive near Chalk Bluff. No injuries reported, laundry and generator on fire.

August 19, 2020 at 2:48 PM If you are driving in smokey conditions, turn your headlights on.

August 19, 2020 at 1:12 PM

Smoke forecast from the National Weather Service

August 19, 2020 at 9:32 AM Power outage in Grass Valley and Hwy 174 corridor is not a rolling blackout, PG&E crews are en route.

August 19, 2020 at 6:06 AM Smoke and heat impacts continue. An extreme heat event will impact interior NorCal through at least Wednesday. Significant heat impacts are likely due to this heat, especially for those sensitive to the heat, pets, & livestock.

August 19, 2020 at 5:51 AM PG&E crews are on site of the Lime incident. No estimated time of restoration yet.

August 19, 2020 at 4:49 AM The power outage due to the Lime incident is affecting 30 customers. PG&E crew is en route, firefighters and law enforcement remain on site.

August 19, 2020 at 4:34 AM The intersection of Lime Kiln and Duggans is blocked, law enforcement is a scene.

August 19, 2020 at 4:10 AM Power lines down on Lime Kiln Road near Duggans Road. Grass fire in the area, held to a large spot by firefighters. There are no evacuations. This is the Lime incident. While the forward progress is stopped, power lines are hampering mop-up efforts. PG&E has been notified and is en route to the incident.

August 18, 2020 at 9:52 PM School closures:

Grass Valley School District and all GVSD school sites and programs will remain closed on Wednesday August 19th. This includes all district school sites and campuses; Bell Hill Academy, Grass Valley Charter, Lyman Gilmore, Margaret G. Scotten, Little Learners, Our Kids Place, and PIP

Penn Valley – no school tomorrow

NJUHSD is in session tomorrow via distance learning. Families impacted by the evacuations need not to worry, student work can be made up easily.

Nevada City School District: In light of the current situation with fire, smoke and evacuations of many of our families and staff, we are cancelling school for Wednesday, August 19th.

Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning is canceling all classes tomorrow.

August 18, 2020 at 9:50 PM Newman incident is being mopped up.

August 18, 2020 at 9:45 PM Units en route to the Newman incident are now responding to a 100 by 100 spot, no threat to structures.

August 18, 2020 at 9:42 PM Reported vegetation fire on Newman Street near South Main in Colfax. A 10 by 10 spot only in grass. Units are en route.

August 18, 2020 at 1:24 PM

August 18, 2020 at 5:32 AM School closures today due to the Jones Fire:

NUJHSD
Penn Valley
Nevada City
Grass Valley
Bitney Prep
Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning (SAEL)
Nevada City School of the Arts
Union Hill

August 18, 2020 at 5:23 AM Heat (and smoke) main concerns today. Hot temperatures again today over NorCal. Extreme heat will be the main story today, as thunderstorm activity diminishes with coverage restricted to high mountain areas near the crest south of highway 50.

August 17, 2020 at 9:14 PM The evening update for the Jones Fire has been posted.

August 17, 2020 at 5:34 PM BriarPatch is closing at 7 pm due to the evacuation.

August 17, 2020 at 3:35 PM

August 17, 2020 at 1:14 PM Winds are shifting and smoke from the Jones Fire can be smelled in Nevada City and Grass Valley. At this time, there are no other fires in Nevada County.

August 17, 2020 at 1:10 PM Tree into power lines on Lees Lane off Auburn Folsom Road in Newcastle, units en route.

August 17, 2020 at 10:56 AM Fire Weather and lightning concerns today, extreme heat through this week. Extreme heat impacts are going to continue through Wednesday across much of NorCal. High temperatures will continue to be well into the triple digits and we will see little relief from the heat overnight as overnight lows remain hot. With this long duration extreme heat event, significant heat impacts are expected for the general public, especially for those sensitive to the heat, pets, and livestock. Things will cool a bit on Thursday and Friday but it will still be hot for this time of year with highs near 100 in the Valley. Moderate to high heat risk returns for the weekend as highs begin to warm back up and we see warmer overnight lows. Scattered thunderstorms are ongoing this morning for areas north of Sacramento and this trend will continue into the afternoon with some isolated mountain thunderstorms developing. Thunderstorms today are expected to produce little to no rain and could produce fire starts, a Red Flag Warning remains in effect. The thunderstorm threat diminishes this evening with just an isolated chance for mountain thunderstorms tomorrow.

August 17, 2020 at 10:50 AM Lincoln incident in Auburn has some evacuations, resources are making good progress.

August 17, 2020 at 10:36 AM Lincoln Way, PCSO and Auburn Police may initiate evacuations.

August 17, 2020 at 10:26 AM Three new starts on eastbound I-80 near the Lincoln Way exit in Auburn. Possible structure threat with one of the fires.

August 17, 2020 at 10:18 AM Firefighters have made access to the fire on Daken. Still 1 acre, burning in heavy fuels at a slow rate of spread. Requesting a dozer or a handcrew.

August 17, 2020 at 9:31 AM New start, Daken Circle in the Challenge/Brownsville area. Units en route.

August 17, 2020 at 9:20 AM Additional resources being dispatched to the fire on McCourtney and Hunt. Tanker 89 did one drop already.

August 17, 2020 at 9:16 AM New smoke report in the Smartsville area.

August 17, 2020 at 9:11 AM

Tanker 89 is reporting a new start, approximately 1 acre burning at a moderate rate of spread in the McCourtney Road area and Hunt Creek on the Yuba/Placer county line.

August 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM Power outage in Lake Wildwood and Penn Valley, affecting over 1,500 customers.

August 17, 2020 at 8:22 AM Vehicle accident on Hwy 49 at Oak Tree Road. Units en route.

August 17, 2020 at 8:19 AM Power outages in the Jones Fire affecting 1,125 customers.

August 17, 2020 at 7:37 AM Colgate IC reports PG&E is on scene to deal with the power lines.

August 17, 2020 at 6:44 AM Gold IC reports good progress.

August 17, 2020 at 6:23 AM Units at the Colgate powerhouse report approximately 1 acre burning at a slow rate of spread. Power lines down across the river.

August 17, 2020 at 6:21 AM Reported fire, approx 1/2 acre in the Gold Fields in Smartsville.

August 17, 2020 at 6:10 AM Reported smoldering fire on Perimeter Road in the Higgins area. Units are en route.

August 17, 2020 at 5:57 AM Reported vegetation fire at the Colgate Powerhouse in the Lake Francis area in Dobbins. Units en route.

August 17, 2020 at 5:42 AM Updates on the Jones Fire on Jones Bar Road will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/jones/

August 17, 2020 at 5:29 AM Small vegetation fire on Pilot Peak in the Penn Valley area, multiple units on it. Please do not call 911 to report smoke.

August 16, 2020 at 9:39 PM Emergency services and law enforcement are at scene of the accident on Hwy 20 near Pleasant Valley Road. Hwy 20 is shut down in both directions at this time. This is a car vs motorcycle accident, not a pedestrian.

August 16, 2020 at 9:31 PM Vehicle vs pedestrian on Penn Valley Drive near Hwy 20. Emergency services en route.

August 16, 2020 at 7:53 PM

August 16, 2020 at 6:00 PM PG&E update: Should the CAISO direct PG&E to move forward, the outages are expected to affect approximately 210,000 PG&E customers in portions of San Francisco, San Mateo and Contra Costa counties. No customers should be impacted overnight.

August 16, 2020 at 4:52 PM Car into a tree on Lime Kiln Road near McCourtney, emergency services on scene. Traffic is backed up.

August 16, 2020 at 2:23 PM

August 16, 2020 at 2:14 PM Thunderstorms are once again forming across the region this afternoon. These storms have the potential to produce a quick burst of rain, but are fast moving, which lessens the flash flood risk. Storms are also producing frequent lightning and gusty outflow winds to 50 mph. With the ongoing thick smoke from the Loyalton Wildfire, you may not see a storm coming until it is too late. Have a way to rapidly get weather alerts and get to safety if you are outdoors. Storms in northeast California and the Tahoe Basin will begin to wind down by late afternoon, with storms continuing in the eastern Sierra and western Nevada through tonight.

August 16, 2020 at 12:56 PM Strike team from Nevada County leaving for the Deer Zone complex.

August 16, 2020 at 12:23 PM Firefighters have located a burn pile on private property. Property owner claimed to be unaware of the burn restrictions. Canceling all units. Fire was in a steel fire pit.

August 16, 2020 at 12:21 PM Firefighters are still attempting to locate the reported fire. Could be a burn pile.

August 16, 2020 at 12:12 PM Additional caller reports the best access might be of Almond Oak Road.

August 16, 2020 at 12:09 PM First unit is in the area, investigating.

August 16, 2020 at 12:06 PM Reported vegetation fire on Eaglenest Road off Red Dog Road, full wildland dispatch on order.

August 16, 2020 at 11:14 AM Residential structure fire, smell of smoke, reported in the Higgins area on Farm Court, units en route.

August 16, 2020 at 11:05 AM

August 16, 2020 at 10:28 AM Lightning map shows 4,808 strikes in California before 6 am today.

August 16, 2020 at 9:07 AM Fire Weather and lightning concerns today, extreme heat through this week. Extreme heat impacts are expected to continue through at least Thursday as the longest stretch of hot weather of the season is forecast. High temperatures will be around 10 to 20 degrees above normal most days. Today may be a few degrees cooler than the rest of the week, though it will still be very hot. There will be little to no overnight relief. With this long duration extreme heat event, significant heat impacts are expected for the general public, especially for those sensitive to the heat, pets, and livestock. There is a chance of isolated thunderstorms with little to no rainfall over much of NorCal today through tomorrow. These dry thunderstorms could produce fire starts, so a Red Flag Warning has been issued. Isolated afternoon mountain thunderstorms are also possible over the Sierra Crest through Tuesday.

August 16, 2020 at 7:57 AM At 753 AM PDT, strong thunderstorms continue to push out of the Bay Area into western portions of the northern San Joaquin Valley and southern Sacramento Valley, they are moving north at around 40 mph.

Strong wind gusts of 45 to 55 mph are likely with these storms along with lightning. Power outages and wildfire starts will be possible.

Locations impacted include: Sacramento, Elk Grove, Vallejo, Fairfield, Vacaville, Davis, Woodland, Benicia, Galt, Marysville, Rumsey, Yuba City, West Sacramento, Suisun City, Dixon, Rio Vista, Winters, Colusa, Paintersville and Franklin.

August 16, 2020 at 7:53 AM A reminder, Cooling Centers are open in western Nevada County today from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn, Grass Valley, CA 959545
  • Ready Springs Elementary School Gymnasium, 10862 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley, CA 95946

August 16, 2020 at 7:42 AM

August 15, 2020 at 5:06 PM Illegally parked cars at Hoyt’s Crossing are creating a traffic hazard and blocking the roadway.

August 15, 2020 at 3:10 PM CHP log reports 27 cars illegally parked on Dog Bar Road near the bridge. Cars have to cross into oncoming traffic to get by.

August 15, 2020 at 2:49 PM

August 15, 2020 at 1:57 PM With high temperatures forecast today and through next Thursday, the Nevada County Public Health Department and Office of Emergency Services are activating air-conditioned Cooling Centers in Western Nevada County. Locations and more info here.

August 15, 2020 at 1:17 PM Parked cars on Bowman Lake Road make it into a one-lane road again. Traffic is backing up.

August 15, 2020 at 12:28 PM Vehicle into a power pole on Yuba Ranch Road and Marysville Road. Power lines are down, emergency services on scene.

August 15, 2020 at 12:03 PM

August 15, 2020 at 10:35 AM Fire Weather concerns tonight & tomorrow, extreme heat through next week. Extreme heat impacts are expected to continue through at least next Thursday as the longest stretch of hot weather of the season is forecast. High temperatures will be around 10 to 20 degrees above normal most days. Sunday may be a few degrees cooler than the rest of the week, though it will still be very hot. There will be little to no overnight relief. With this long duration extreme heat event, significant heat impacts are expected for the general public, especially for those sensitive to the heat, pets, and livestock. There is a chance of isolated thunderstorms with little to no rainfall over much of NorCal tonight through tomorrow. These dry thunderstorms could produce fire starts, so a Fire Weather Watch has been issued. Isolated afternoon mountain thunderstorms are also possible over the Sierra Crest through Monday.

August 15, 2020 at 10:07 AM As of this morning, the Loyalton Fire in Sierra County is 1,200 acres and 5% contained. Updates: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/loyalton/

August 14, 2020 at 10:50 PM Forward progress of the fire has been stopped, mop-up operations to begin shortly.

August 14, 2020 at 10:36 PM Report of an arsonist in custody at the incident.

August 14, 2020 at 10:31 PM Units at scene on Hammonton Smartsville Road report about 1 acre burning in grass at a slow rate of spread. All units to continue in.

August 14, 2020 at 10:12 PM Report of a vegetation fire off Hwy 20 and Hammonton Smartsville Road in the Gold Fields. Units en route.

August 14, 2020 at 9:58 PM The California Independent System Operator (ISO) announced it has terminated its Stage 3 Emergency declaration. Power that had been disrupted as part of the emergency has been restored statewide.

August 14, 2020 at 9:32 PM Updates on the Loyalton Fire will be here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/loyalton/

August 14, 2020 at 8:06 PM PG&E Begins Rotating Power Outages at Direction of State Grid Operator. More details: https://yubanet.com/california/given-strain-on-power-grid-during-excessive-heat-pge-begins-rotating-power-outages-at-direction-of-state-grid-operator/

August 14, 2020 at 4:07 PM Arrest made after Protest Investigation in Nevada City. At 3:05 PM today, members of the Nevada City Police Department along with members of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department, the District Attorney’s Office and the Grass Valley Police Department, located one of the primary aggressors of the incident on Buckeye Road. He was arrested and is currently being booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility.

August 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM Nevada County Public Health is reporting the second Nevada County death related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The person was an elderly Western Nevada County resident who recently became ill with COVID-19. This death is not associated with a skilled nursing facility of assisted living facility.

August 14, 2020 at 1:07 PM Thanks to reader Sandie for this heads up: Buyback line at McCourtney is 2-3 hours.

August 14, 2020 at 12:21 PM

August 14, 2020 at 7:38 AM Long duration extreme heat event starts today. Dangerous heat is forecast for much of interior northern California through mid next week. Hot afternoon temperatures and warm overnight lows means we will see little to no relief. Know the symptoms of heat related illnesses and practice heat safety!

August 14, 2020 at 7:19 AM Idaho IC reports no active fire, units at scene can handle. Canceling all incoming units.

August 14, 2020 at 7:18 AM First unit is at scene, nothing showing from the outside. This will be the Idaho incident.

August 14, 2020 at 7:13 AM Reported structure fire on Idaho-Maryland Road at Young’s Carpet 1. Numerous units en route.

August 14, 2020 at 7:04 AM A statewide Flex alert is in effect today.

August 14, 2020 at 6:10 AM

August 13, 2020 at 7:23 PM Feather Fire update: 25 acres grass, brush, and timber 0% contained. Spot fires continue to challenge control efforts. No threats reported.

August 13, 2020 at 5:37 PM Vegetation fire on the Plumas National Forest, Feather Fire off Quincy La Porte Road and Slate Creek. Air Attack overhead.

August 13, 2020 at 5:04 PM Nevada County dashboard: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458

August 13, 2020 at 4:29 PM Current Ozone AQI levels in the Auburn area have reached: 108 AQI (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups) on Thursday, August 13.

August 13, 2020 at 1:19 PM Updates on the Trails Fire on the San Juan Ridge will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/trails/

August 13, 2020 at 1:14 PM First unit at scene reports about 1/4 acre. burning at a slow to moderate rate of spread, all units ti continue in.

August 13, 2020 at 1:07 PM Reported brush fire on Trails End on the San Juan Ridge. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 13, 2020 at 10:46 AM

August 13, 2020 at 8:01 AM Accident on the 14000 block of McCourtney Road, car is partially in the roadway.

August 13, 2020 at 6:47 AM Early this morning a Nevada County Strike Team left for the Lake Fire in LA County. Engines from Peardale-Chicago Park, Higgins, Nevada County Consolidated, Nevada City and Rough&Ready fire departments compose the strike team.

August 13, 2020 at 6:04 AM Significant, long-duration heatwave begins. A prolonged period of high to very high heat risk will impact the area. Make sure to practice heat safety, especially if you have to be outdoors! Stay hydrated, stay safe, and beat the heat! An Excessive Heat Watch remains in effect Friday through the weekend as high temperatures soar into the triple digits for many communities. Overnight lows will only cool off to the upper 60s to near 80. Very hot temperatures are expected to continue into next week.

August 12, 2020 at 9:10 AM Report of 6 tractor trailers parked in the roadway on Powerline Road at Hwy 174. Only eastbound lane is open.

August 12, 2020 at 9:05 AM Significant warming after today. An Excessive Heat Watch remains in effect this weekend as high temperatures soar into the triple digits for many communities. Overnight lows will only cool off to the upper 60s to near 80. Hot temperatures are expected to continue into next week.

August 12, 2020 at 8:00 AM The Nevada County Emergency Notification test is underway. CodeRED and Nixle notifications will be sent between now and 8 pm to all registered users.

August 11, 2020 at 4:54 PM

August 11, 2020 at 1:34 PM Pickup truck on fire next to a house on Sky Meadow Way in Oregon house, units en route.

August 11, 2020 at 1:32 PM Reported small vegetation fire north-northeast of Boreal. Units en route.

August 11, 2020 at 8:36 AM Additional resources are being sent to the fire near Forbestown.

August 11, 2020 at 7:45 AM Firefighters are at scene of a small vegetation fire on Forbestown and Abernathy Road. Reporting approximately 1/2 acre, slow rate of spread.

August 11, 2020 at 6:19 AM Chance of mountain thunderstorms again, slightly cooler temperatures. Thunderstorms will be possible today along and east of the northern Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade Range. Moderate to high heat risk will return to much of the Sacramento Valley this weekend.

August 10, 2020 at 6:03 PM

August 10, 2020 at 5:04 PM A 10 by 10 fire on Celio Drive was caused by a hay bale touching a hot exhaust. First unit at scene has extinguished the fire, all incoming units are being canceled.

August 10, 2020 at 5:01 PM Full wildland dispatch on order for a reported fire on Celio Drive off Hwy 20

August 10, 2020 at 3:28 PM CHP’s H24 helicopter has lifted and is transporting one patient to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

August 10, 2020 at 3:00 PM H24 is on the ground at Hoyt’s Crossing, assisting rescue personnel.

August 10, 2020 at 2:22 PM

August 10, 2020 at 12:42 PM

Truckee PD: Law enforcement and fire activity at 89S roundabout. Northbound lanes are open, southbound lanes are open with lane restrictions. Truckee PD worked alongside Truckee CHP, Truckee Fire, Grass Valley PD, Grass Valley CHP, and Nevada County Sheriff’s Office to safely contain the scene. This is an open and on-going investigation that originated in Auburn. Thank you for your patience as the scene continues to be cleared.

August 10, 2020 at 12:00 PM One arrested in the Truckee area after a car chase that started in Auburn.

Heavy police activity at the 89 S roundabout. Truckee Police and Truckee CHP on-site. Roundabout is closed. Use alternate route. At this time, there is no estimated time of reopening.

August 10, 2020 at 11:56 AM

August 10, 2020 at 11:13 AM

August 10, 2020 at 10:59 AM Law enforcement is in pursuit of a car on Hwy 20 near Harmony Ridge Road now. Use extreme caution in the area.

August 10, 2020 at 5:48 AM Mountain thunderstorms and above average temperatures. Thunderstorms will be possible across the NorCal mountains this afternoon and early this evening. Hot weather will persist across the mountains and northern Sacramento Valley.

August 9, 2020 at 6:23 PM Fire on Christian Valley Road has been contained by the property owner. Canceling all incoming units.

August 9, 2020 at 6:18 PM Residential structure fire with extension to the wildland on Christian Valley Road north of Auburn. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 9, 2020 at 3:11 PM An area of strong thunderstorms will affect northeastern Placer, southeastern Sierra and northeastern Nevada Counties. At 310 PM PDT, strong thunderstorms were clustered over Kingvale, or near Soda Springs, moving south at 10 mph. Winds in excess of 30 mph and pea size hail are possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include: Sierra City, Downieville, Cisco, Soda Springs, Donner Peak, Kingvale, Bowman Lake, Soda Springs Ski Area, Lake Spaulding, Sugarbowl Ski Resort, Meadow Lake, Rattlesnake Mountain, Graniteville and Squaw Valley Ski Area. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

August 9, 2020 at 11:14 AM Cars parked over the fog line and in the turn outs on Hwy 49 at the South Yuba. Ticketing and towing will ensue.

August 9, 2020 at 10:11 AM Yesterday, Peardale Chicago Park Fire, Nevada County Consolidated Fire, Nevada City Fire and CAL FIRE NEU got to make a little boy’s birthday a little better with a surprise drive-by with a few engines and utilities.

August 9, 2020 at 10:02 AM Firefighters have made short work of a small fire in Alta Sierra near Curtis Court.

August 8, 2020 at 9:19 PM Vehicle off the roadway on Pleasant Valley Road near Wildwood Heights. Units are at scene.

August 8, 2020 at 5:38 PM Grey SUV into a ditch on Roadrunner near Jayhawk Drive in Lake Wildwood. Emergency services en route.

August 8, 2020 at 3:10 PM Eastbound Hwy 174 is one lane only after an accident near Forest Park Lane. Emergency services are on scene, no injuries reported.

August 8, 2020 at 2:09 PM Warming trend and a chance of mountain thunderstorms. Mountain thunderstorms possible during the afternoon and evening hours over higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada this weekend. Threat extends farther north to include Western Plumas and Eastern Shasta counties Monday, then mainly over the Sierra Nevada Tuesday.

August 8, 2020 at 2:04 PM First unit at scene on Hwy 49 and Sweetland Road reports no patients at scene. Canceling medics and rescue units.

August 8, 2020 at 1:56 PM Car reportedly off the roadway at Hwy 49 and Sweetland Road.

August 8, 2020 at 12:42 PM Medics at Malakoff are requesting an air ambulance.

August 8, 2020 at 12:06 PM NSJ unit at scene reports one 10-year old kid with possibly only minor injuries. Cancelling the incoming units with the exception of the medic.

August 8, 2020 at 11:54 AM Vehicle accident at Malakoff Diggins campground, North San Juan Fire en route. Caller reports a 10-year old hit by a car. NCCFD and ambulance also en route.

August 7, 2020 at 7:13 PM

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August 7, 2020 at 6:45 PM All lanes clear in Hwy 174.

August 7, 2020 at 5:44 PM

https://twitter.com/CaltransDist3/status/1291897934720536577

August 7, 2020 at 4:35 PM Disabled vehicle in the fast lane on northbound Hwy 49 near the Dorsey off ramp. Use caution in the area and reduce your speed.

August 7, 2020 at 2:26 PM Isolated thunderstorms are starting to build over the high Sierra as of 2 PM Friday. This trend will continue through the mid and late afternoon, with isolated storms along the Sierra between Lake Tahoe and Mammoth. The most numerous storms will be around Sonora and Tioga Passes. Storms will be slow moving so could drop heavy rainfall in spots. Strong outflow winds, lightning, small hail, and rapid temperature drops are also likely with any storms. With storms developing, now is the time to consider seeking sturdy shelter if out in the mountains or on Sierra lakes.

August 7, 2020 at 12:57 PM Broken down car blocking the road on Ridge Road near Pike City.

August 7, 2020 at 9:11 AM Portions of the power outage have been re-energized.

August 7, 2020 at 8:53 AM The estimated time of restoration, automatically generated by PG&E’s system, is 11:30 am (3 hours.) Once crews on site determine the extent of the damage, the restoration time will be refined.

August 7, 2020 at 8:43 AM PG&E crews and fire services are at scene.

August 7, 2020 at 8:37 AM Power outage, reportedly caused by a power pole on fire, affecting 3,260 customers in the Nevada City area.

August 7, 2020 at 7:33 AM Car vs deer on Hwy 20 near Pleasant Valley Road.

August 7, 2020 at 6:44 AM Hot temperatures return this weekend. Warming trend through the weekend, turning above normal by Saturday. A slight chance of mountain thunderstorms from Friday into early next week.

August 6, 2020 at 10:49 AM Traffic hazard on southbound Hwy 49 at Combie, use caution in the area. Debris/insulation in the lanes.

August 6, 2020 at 8:25 AM This week, on Friday, Aug. 7, PG&E will be conducting aerial patrols of power lines in Nevada and Yuba counties. Flights will begin around 8 a.m. As part of the exercise PG&E crews are patrolling circuits that could be affected if a PSPS becomes necessary this fall. The patrols will be conducted by crews on the ground, and by using helicopters. Customers may notice increased activity between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday in the areas of Grass Valley, Penn Valley, Browns Valley and east of Marysville.

August 6, 2020 at 8:00 AM Combie Road at Robles is clear again after an accident.

August 5, 2020 at 8:37 PM

August 5, 2020 at 5:09 PM Important update from Nevada County re data accuracy: Due to issues with the state’s electronic laboratory reporting system, the data on our dashboard may represent an underreporting of actual positive cases. The state is working to address the issue with the system. We’ll remove this disclaimer once the issue is resolved.

August 5, 2020 at 4:24 PM Report of a very small vegetation fire (5 by 5 spot) in front of the DMV offices on Hwy 49 at the Brunswick on ramp. Engines arriving at scene.

August 5, 2020 at 4:22 PM Report of a small vegetation fire on Hwy 20 at the I-80 connector. Units en route.

August 5, 2020 at 1:35 PM Firefighters are making food progress on the Oregon incident. Retardant drops are keeping growth in check. Tankers have been released back to Grass Valley.

August 5, 2020 at 12:51 PM Reported vegetation fire, estimated at 1/4 acre on Oregon Hill Road above Greenville on the west side of Bullards Bar. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 5, 2020 at 12:04 PM The very large generators being brought by PG&E to the Grass Valley substation are part of their asset pre-positioning for eventual PSPS events. PG&E spokesperson Brandi Merlo confirmed the behemoths will remain at the substation throughout the season.

Photo by Trinity Deathriage

August 5, 2020 at 11:41 AM Breezy winds today, warming trend through the weekend. Breezy onshore winds today will keep temperatures anywhere from 7 to 15 degrees below normal across the region. These winds will be accompanied by increased relative humidity values, which will minimize fire weather concerns. As high pressure rebuilds late week and into the weekend, temperatures will warm to about 5 to 10 degrees above normal with moderate heat risk, especially in the northern Sacramento Valley where the hottest temperatures are forecast. Additionally, there will be an isolated chance of mountain thunderstorms in the Sierra from during the afternoon and evening hours from Friday to Sunday.

August 5, 2020 at 11:23 AM

August 5, 2020 at 11:19 AM Firefighters have extinguished the grass fire on Sutton Way, canceling most incoming resources.

August 5, 2020 at 11:13 AM Reported grass fire, NID workers trying to extinguish across the street from the Cedar Park Apartments on Sutton Way in Grass VAlley. Full wildland dispatch arriving at scene.

August 4, 2020 at 9:45 PM With continued progress, some resources will be released from the Highway incident.

August 4, 2020 at 9:36 PM Firefighters are making progress on the knockdown of the structure fire. Traffic on Hwy 193 will reopen with one-way escorted traffic only.

August 4, 2020 at 9:21 PM 6 water tenders are now assigned to the fire. Additionally, PG&E crews are at scene to deenergize power lines in the fire area.

August 4, 2020 at 9:08 PM Highway IC reports small extension to the vegetation only. A 14,000 sqft storage facility in the orchard is fully involved. Two additional water tenders requested. There is a possibility of spot fires outside the irrigated orchard.

August 4, 2020 at 9:02 PM

https://twitter.com/PlacerSheriff/status/1290860691318956032

August 4, 2020 at 8:55 PM CHP en route for hard closure on Hwy 193 at Dutch Court and Hwy 193 and Clark Tunnel.

August 4, 2020 at 8:51 PM Highway IC wants to start precautionary evacuations. PCSO en route for evacuations and road closures.

August 4, 2020 at 8:48 PM Units at scene of the Highway incident report one structure fully engulfed, second structure immediately threatened. One acre of vegetation approximately.

August 4, 2020 at 8:42 PM Reported commercial structure fire with extension to the wildland. ATV fire spread to a large packing shed on the vegetation on Hwy 193 in the Lincoln area. Numerous units en route.

August 4, 2020 at 4:10 PM All lanes open again on eastbound 49 near Gold Flat Road.

August 4, 2020 at 3:40 PM

August 4, 2020 at 2:22 PM CDPH has discovered an underreporting of COVID-19 cases due to technology issues with the electronic laboratory reporting system which reports into the state’s disease registry system (CalREDIE). However, patient care and test results are not affected or delayed by this issue. Laboratories continue to report test results directly to providers and hospitals, and hospitalization and death rates are not impacted as they are reported directly to the state through different systems. This is also likely leading to underreporting of cases at the local level as well. More here.

August 4, 2020 at 7:25 AM Slightly cooler weather returns Wednesday and Thursday. Wildfire smoke possible at times across the region the next few days, especially north of Sacramento. Onshore flow expected to bring considerably higher humidity the next few days.

August 3, 2020 at 6:48 PM Updates on the Cruzon Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/cruzon/

August 3, 2020 at 6:42 PM Air Attack 17 is over the Cruzon Fire.

August 3, 2020 at 6:39 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Cruzon Grade area. Full wildland dispatch en route.

August 3, 2020 at 6:17 PM The Nevada County Public Health update for August 3, 2020. Data source: https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458

August 3, 2020 at 5:40 PM The Eagle Fire is holding at 2-3 acres in brush and duff. Firefighters constructing a hand line around it, Tanker 88 is overhead with Air Attack 17 as a precautionary measure.

August 3, 2020 at 4:56 PM The victim from the hit and run this morning on McCourtney Road has been identified as Michael Jodoin, 59 years of age from Rough and Ready. The suspect, Amy Hannan, is in custody per CHP’s arrest and is being booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility.

August 3, 2020 at 4:04 PM Valley Air Attack is releasing Helicopter 205 and Tanker 89.

August 3, 2020 at 3:59 PM Firefighters are making progress on the structure fire on Valley Road. Extension to the vegetation has been contained by retardant drops.

August 3, 2020 at 3:52 PM Two small spots of wildland on the Valley incident. The tanker will box them in, final drop coming now.

August 3, 2020 at 3:49 PM Air Attack 17, TNF BC-31 E-333 E-73 are at scene of the Eagle Fire.

Photo courtesy Kayla McGuire

August 3, 2020 at 3:44 PM Air Attack 230 and Tanker 89 will arrive over the fire shortly. The are seeking clearance from Beale AFB. Valley IC reports very little threat to the vegetation, only Air Attack to continue in, canceling the dozer.

August 3, 2020 at 3:43 PM Valley incident, the fire has fully engulfed the garage and approximately 50% of the residence. First units have arrived at scene and taking suppressive actions.

August 3, 2020 at 3:40 PM Aircraft now requested to respond to the Valley Fire.

August 3, 2020 at 3:33 PM Roadside fire on eastbound I-80 at the Eagle Lakes off ramp.

August 3, 2020 at 3:31 PM Reported garage on fire on Valley Road in the Thermalands. Units en route.

August 3, 2020 at 2:26 PM Vehicle vs tree on Lake Vera at Charden Road. Units at scene.

August 3, 2020 at 1:01 PM Good progress on the Golden incident, no growth anticipated. There is no threat to structures.

August 3, 2020 at 12:22 PM Vegetation fire, Forbestown Road and Challenge. Units en route. Reported as 1/4 acre, burning at a slow rate of spread.

August 3, 2020 at 11:39 AM New start east of Lake Oroville. This will be the Golden incident

August 3, 2020 at 6:43 AM Locally breezy winds today, some cooling on Tuesday. Cooler weather will return to interior NorCal during the middle portion of the week.

August 2, 2020 at 10:29 PM Forward progress of the Beale Fire has been stopped. CAL FIRE and other non-Beale resources will be committed for a while. New acreage estimate puts the fire at 600-700 acres.

August 2, 2020 at 10:14 PM Grass fire on Beale Air Force Base continues to be active.

Photo courtesy Clean Leaf Farms

August 2, 2020 at 9:49 PM Small fire at Lake Francis has been located, engine at scene and one water tender can handle.

August 2, 2020 at 9:46 PM Units at scene on Lake Francis Road report nothing showing, checking the RV Park now.

August 2, 2020 at 9:32 PM Vegetation fire reported at the entrance of Lake Francis RV park, on the 3600 block of Lake Francis Road. Numerous units en route.

August 2, 2020 at 9:30 PM Grass fire at Beale is reported to be 800 ares, per CHP log.

August 2, 2020 at 7:31 PM Penn Valley Fire and Smartsville Fire en route for mutual aid to Beale Air Force Base. Reported vegetation fire near the Doolittle Gate.

Photo courtesy Patrick C

August 2, 2020 at 4:21 PM Emergency responders at the 49er Bridge are now committed to a second rescue, slide down the hill.

August 2, 2020 at 3:55 PM Medical rescue at Beale Falls, Penn Valley units en route.

August 2, 2020 at 3:43 PM Rescue 84 reports the patient has made it back to the 49er bridge, they are assessing now. They can handle with resources dispatched.

August 2, 2020 at 3:42 PM Medical rescue, South Yuba River. Rescue 84 is at scene.

August 2, 2020 at 2:41 PM Updates on the Concow Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/concow/

August 2, 2020 at 2:36 PM Concow IC reports they are starting a hoselay on the west flank.

August 2, 2020 at 2:32 PM New start near Concow, moving towards Hwy 70. Aircraft is overhead.

August 2, 2020 at 2:28 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported vegetation fire on Kapaka Lane in the Wheatland area.

August 1, 2020 at 6:30 PM Units at scene on Catlett report 1/10th of an acre, contained. Cancelling all incoming units.

August 1, 2020 at 6:26 PM Reported remote controlled plane down, with vegetation fire on East Catlett Road near Fiddyment Road in the Lincoln area. Units en route.

August 1, 2020 at 4:51 PM According to the CHP log, approximately 100 cars are parked in the Bowman Lake Road area, starting to block the roadway.

August 1, 2020 at 9:40 AM Another seasonably hot day for Northern California. Seasonably hot and dry conditions will continue for interior NorCal this weekend with Valley highs in the upper 90s to 103 and mountain and foothill highs in the 70s to 90s.

August 1, 2020 at 8:38 AM You can find last month’s log here.