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August 31, 2021 at 6:25 PM Units at scene can handle, no extension to the vegetation, canceling all incoming resources, including aircraft and crew.

August 31, 2021 at 6:20 PM Reported RV on fire with threat to the vegetation on Myrna Drive off Dog Bar Road. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 31, 2021 at 5:15 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 198 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 7,353 cases since the start of the pandemic, 852 are active. Twenty-five people are hospitalized – six in ICU.

109,781 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

52,011 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 59.7% of residents 18 and older.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-17957+53
18-291,336+25
30-391,354+36
40-491,001+33
50-641,462+27
65+1,240+23

August 31, 2021 at 3:26 PM Multicar accident is on Hwy 49 near Shale Ridge.

August 31, 2021 at 3:20 PM Multi-vehicle accident on Grass Valley Hwy and Locksley Lane, per PCSO. One lane blocked. Reported wildfire was a false alarm.

August 31, 2021 at 3:19 PM Full wildland dispatch for a possible vegetation fire on westbound I-80 and Foresthill Road. Nothing showing on cameras.

August 31, 2021 at 2:28 PM As a reminder, this Thursday at noon we’ll have our 30-minute update on the latest regarding COVID-19 in Nevada County. Healthcare professionals and county staff will provide updates and answer your questions. If you’d like to register for the bi-weekly series, you can simply click here.

August 31, 2021 at 2:16 PM Providence IC reports this is a confirmed false alarm, the company was testing the system. All units are canceled.

August 31, 2021 at 2:15 PM Units at scene on Providence Mine will investigate, so far nothing showing.

August 31, 2021 at 2:10 PM Commercial fire alarm on Providence Mine Road, units being dispatched.

August 31, 2021 at 1:42 PM Units at scene on South Pine confirm a blown transformer, 1 by 1 ft spot was on fire, extinguished by locals. Requesting PG&E crew to respond. 29 customers are out of power.

August 31, 2021 at 1:40 PM Fire engines arriving at South Pine Street.

August 31, 2021 at 1:34 PM Transformer failure on South Pine Street in Nevada City near the intersection with Sacramento Street, caller extinguished the fire reportedly. Fire units being dispatched.

August 31, 2021 at 1:27 PM The ducks got themselves in a row, the roadway is clear again on Hwy 174 at Rattlesnake.

August 31, 2021 at 1:06 PM The United States Forest Service (USFS) has issued a new order, extending existing forest closures until Sept. 17. As a result, all NID campgrounds and recreational facilities in the Tahoe National Forest (TNF) will be closed during this period.

August 31, 2021 at 12:56 PM On Hwy 174 near Rattlesnake Road, a report of two ducks in the roadway. Two ducks only does not really qualify for a raft, or a paddling of ducks – but we can call them a team of ducks. Please slow down in the area.

August 31, 2021 at 12:27 PM Eska is going home, the pup’s owner got in touch. Thanks again to reader Livia for caring.

August 31, 2021 at 11:00 AM The power outage affecting 274 customers in the Forest Springs area has a crew assigned. Still slated for restoration by 11:15 am.

August 31, 2021 at 10:22 AM Critical fire weather conditions over higher elevations through Wednesday. Gusty southwest to west winds will bring critical fire weather conditions through Wednesday, some relief from smoke on the west side.

August 31, 2021 at 10:10 AM Tree across the roadway on North Bloomfield Road near Relief Hill Road. Nevada County Public Works will take care of it.

August 31, 2021 at 9:51 AM Caltrans trucks are “blocking the view” on Hwy 20 near Dow Road just outside of Nevada City. Caltrans has been notified. To make up for it, here’s an aerial view courtesy of Google maps.

August 31, 2021 at 9:38 AM The Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors voted Monday evening at a Special Board Meeting to cancel the 2021 Draft Horse Classic. The Classic was scheduled to have run September 16-19, 2021. Ticketholders will be refunded for their advance purchase tickets. Please call the Fairgrounds office at (530) 273-6217 with any questions.

August 31, 2021 at 8:31 AM Reader Livia found a very sweet, husky/ malamute mix off Countrywood Lane in Nevada City. The dog is named Eska but there’s no response on the phone number listed on the collar. If the pup is yours, drop us a line at news@yubanet.com or call 530-478-9600.

August 30, 2021 at 6:39 PM Truckee Fire update on the Donner Pass fire: Crews from Cal Fire, USFS, Truckee Fire, Olympic Valley Fire are on scene. On arrival they found a well involved structure fire that has spread to the wildland. A helicopter and Air tanker quickly arrived on scene and started dropping retardant and water to knock down the fire. The fire was contained to the structure and a small wildland spot. Crews will be on scene for hours mopping up.

August 30, 2021 at 6:30 PM Brake fire is contained, the truck was actually between Idaho-Maryland and Dorsey Drive. Lanes are not blocked, emergency services are at scene.

August 30, 2021 at 6:21 PM Possible brake fire on a semi on southbound Hwy 49 just south of Gold Flat in Nevada City, units dispatched.

August 30, 2021 at 5:55 PM Donner incident has been knocked down, extension to the vegetation has been contained.

August 30, 2021 at 5:49 PM Donner Air Attack asking if the IC requires a retardant drop on the fire. IC states they have it mostly knocked down with water, no drop necessary.

August 30, 2021 at 5:47 PM Donner IC reports the fire is getting into the wildland, about 1/4 acre in moderate to heavy fuels

August 30, 2021 at 5:37 PM Donner IC is requesting some additional resources. Per Truckee Fire: Fire crews responding to a structure fire on Donner Pass Road near Donner Lake. Stay clear of the area.

August 30, 2021 at 5:34 PM Firefighters are requesting a road closure on Donner Pass Road.

August 30, 2021 at 5:27 PM Canopy IC states they can handle with the resources currently at scene. All incoming units can cancel.

August 30, 2021 at 5:20 PM All aircraft released from the Canopy incident is being diverted to a new fire at Donner Pass Road.

August 30, 2021 at 5:17 PM Firefighters have hoselay almost complete around the structure. No extension to the vegetation or threat to neighboring structures. One handcrew, one dozer and one water tender to continue on, all others can cancel. Aircraft returning to their respective bases.

August 30, 2021 at 5:14 PM Units at scene report a propane tank in close proximity, but they are making good progress.

August 30, 2021 at 5:12 PM Numerous engines have arrived at the Canopy incident in Lake Wildwood.

August 30, 2021 at 5:09 PM Air Attack 17 reports the fire is confined to the structure for now. Tanker 88 is in tow of AA17.

August 30, 2021 at 5:07 PM IC reports well-involved attic fire. Air Attack has lifted from the Grass Valley Air Attack Base and will be over the fire shortly.

August 30, 2021 at 5:06 PM Canopy IC reports the structure is about 50% involved and possibly one person still inside, they do not have all clear.

August 30, 2021 at 5:04 PM Units at scene report a single-story home, they checking for the all clear on the residence. This will be the Canopy incident.

August 30, 2021 at 5:02 PM Call dropped, but possibly a person stuck in the residence.

August 30, 2021 at 4:56 PM Full wildland dispatch for a structure fire into the wildland on Canopy Court in Lake Wildwood. Augmented dispatch.

August 30, 2021 at 4:37 PM PG&E crew called to the scene, canceling the incoming units on Ladino Ave in Penn Valley. power outage affecting 9 customers.

August 30, 2021 at 4:32 PM First unit at scene reports broken off branch in the lines, smoke showing.

August 30, 2021 at 4:29 PM Electrical hazard reported, tree branch into power lines, on Ladino Ave in Penn Valley. Units dispatched.

August 31, 2021 at 4:19 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 121 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 7,156 cases since the start of the pandemic, 654 are active. Twenty-five people are hospitalized – six in ICU.

109,781 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

52,011 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 59.7% of residents 18 and older.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-17904+28
18-291,311+12
30-391,318+16
40-49968+19
50-641,435+21
65+1,217+26

August 30, 2021 at 3:45 PM Chief at scene on Hwy 49 clarifies there was no brake fire, just very hot brakes, cooled down with extinguishers.

August 30, 2021 at 3:42 PM Unit at scene report the brake fire has been extinguished, canceling all incoming units.

August 30, 2021 at 3:33 PM Better location is almost at the 49’er bridge past Shoshoni Trail on the Nevada City side.

August 30, 2021 at 3:30 PM Truck and trailer with a potential brake fire 1/2 mile south of the 49’er bridge on Hwy 49 on the North San Juan side.

August 30, 2021 at 2:46 PM A reader called to report the morning herd of cows is back on Murphy Road near Tyler Foote on the San Juan Ridge. The herd has grown to three cows and two calfs. Rumors of a cattle call for “Happy California Cows” are unconfirmed at this time. Please use caution in the area (and everywhere else too.)

August 30, 2021 at 12:55 PM Car into a power pole on Whiting Street and South Auburn Street in Grass Valley. Units dispatched.

August 30, 2021 at 12:19 PM Firefighters have fully contained the tire ire on I-80.

August 30, 2021 at 12:06 PM

August 30, 2021 at 11:19 AM A donkey in the roadway on Pleasant Valley Road near Wildwood Heights Drive has been reported. Just for being a donkey in the roadway. Humans with more horsepower, please use caution in the area.

August 30, 2021 at 11:03 AM Red Flag Warning extended through Wednesday evening. Gusty southwest to west winds will bring critical fire weather conditions through Wednesday.

August 30, 2021 at 10:48 AM A person is reportedly doing their CrossFit workout on Hwy 49 at North Bloomfield and is walking in and out of the roadway. A rapid Google search shows three gyms that provide CrossFit in the area. Please don’t be a traffic hazard, support your local businesses and be safe.

August 30, 2021 at 8:41 AM A group of cows is having their morning walk interrupted by humans on Tyler Foote near Murphys Road on the San Juan Ridge. The humans are attempting to locate the cows’ owner, while the three cows and a calf seem to enjoy their stroll. Please reduce your speed in the area.

August 30, 2021 at 6:24 AM Yuba IC reports the fire contained at 0.3 acres. All resources will be committed for another hour to mop up.

August 30, 2021 at 5:44 AM Yuba IC reports forward progress has been stopped. Time for mop-up will be 1-2 hours. Canceling some incoming units.

August 30, 2021 at 5:40 AM Units at scene of the Yuba incident in Dobbins are making good progress.

August 30, 2021 at 5:32 AM Reported vegetation fire on Musholt Road and Yuba Nevada Road in the Dobbins area. First unit at scene reports a 100 by 10 strip of brush in fire.

August 29, 2021 at 7:26 PM Nonessential info on the non-fire on Hwy 174 near Meadow Drive: Homeowner in the area had tiki torches lit.

August 29, 2021 at 6:50 PM Units in the area of Hwy 174 and Meadow Drive have searched the area, unable to locate a fire.

August 29, 2021 at 6:38 PM Smoke check, Hwy 174 and Meadow Drive. Units dispatched to check for a possible burn pile on the north side of Hwy 174.

August 29, 2021 at 3:14 PM Tanker 89 is on a routine patrol flight between Hwy 20 and I-80 above the Cascade Shores area. There is no reported fire in the area.

August 29, 2021 at 3:11 PM Forest Service fire prevention reports 11 cars parked at Oregon Creek. The day use area has been closed per a Forest Order since August 19th closing nine National Forests due to extremely high fire danger.

August 29, 2021 at 2:25 PM Highway IC reports the patient has self-extricated from the car that is about 20ft down the embankment. They can handle with resources at scene.

August 29, 2021 at 2:19 PM NSJ firefighters have located the patient, just north of Drunken Miners Road.

August 29, 2021 at 2:17 PM Caller on 911 line again, stating vehicle is off the roadway towards the creek. Party is possibly trapped in the vehicle.

August 29, 2021 at 2:10 PM Recommitting engines to the reported accident on Hwy 49, possibly just northwest of the bridge at Oregon Creek or somewhere north of Drunken Miners, well of the roadway.

August 29, 2021 at 2:04 PM Additional engines in the area have searched Hwy 49 up to Marysville Road, the roadway is clear. Canceling all units.

August 29, 2021 at 1:57 PM Units in the area of Hwy 49 have checked the area, unable to locate any vehicle accident.

August 29, 2021 at 1:39 PM Vehicle accident, possible rollover on Hwy 49 between Drunken Miners and Moonshine Road. Call dropped before any further details. NSJ units being dispatched. This will be the Highway incident.

August 29, 2021 at 12:42 PM Traffic hazard on Blind Shady Road and Purdon Road. A blue pickup truck is blocking the lanes near the intersection.

August 29, 2021 at 10:55 AM Periods of critical fire weather conditions over higher elevations today – Wednesday. Red Flag Warning issued for the Sierra and southern Cascades and adjacent foothills Monday-Tuesday. Gusty southwest to west winds will bring periods of critical fire weather conditions today through Wednesday

August 29, 2021 at 10:16 AM Smoke forecast Sunday through Tuesday. Unhealthy to hazardous air quality again to start the day with smoke from six large fires in Northern California blanketing much of the state. Conditions will improve throughout the day, before smoke returns overnight.

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August 28, 2021 at 10:30 AM The Nevada County Left Coalition will hand out free, disposable N95 masks today from now until noon at 246 South Church Street in Grass Valley.

August 28, 2021 at 9:54 AM Smoke forecast for Saturday through Monday. The forecast shows some relief later today, with heavy smoke through the night and Sunday morning. Conditions improve through Sunday and Monday, barring any new fires.

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August 27, 2021 at 8:23 PM With the exception of a legal cooking fire, no other fire found. All units are being canceled.

August 27, 2021 at 8:20 PM Canceling the dozer and water tenders to stage at their present location. Units have checked all of Sunset, Bailey and Weimar Cross.

August 27, 2021 at 8:19 PM All units dispatched to the reported fire can reduce to code 2. Nothing showing so far. Engines continue to check the area.

August 27, 2021 at 8:18 PM Units on Weimar Cross have been unable to locate a fire so far. They have seen two people near the traintracks with a cooking fire.

August 27, 2021 at 8:16 PM Reported bonfire on Weimar Cross Road near Sunset Way, now a 30 by 30 ft spot, full wildland dispatch on order.

August 27, 2021 at 6:23 PM Accident on eastbound Hwy 20 at the South Ponderosa off ramp. Please use caution in the area.

August 27, 2021 at 6:05 PM PG&E’s new “fast trip” feature a cause of more frequent and longer power outages. In a late Friday afternoon email to customers, PG&E provided an explanation for the increased power outages occurring in the foothills these past few weeks. A new “feature” called ‘fast trip’ is designed to “quickly and automatically turn off power if an object strikes a line or there is an issue with the equipment.” The shutoff affects an entire circuit, resulting in several hundred or more customers losing power for hours. Editor’s note: Sending out information you don’t want to get much traction/scrutiny is called a Friday news dump.

August 27, 2021 at 5:07 PM First unit at scene on Pacheco reports a burn pile at the address given, continue one engine and cancel all other incoming units.

August 27, 2021 at 5:03 PM Reported vegetation fire on Pacheco Road in the Sweetland area of the San Juan Ridge. Numerous engines dispatched.

August 27, 2021 at 3:56 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 32 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 7,034 cases since the start of the pandemic, 665 are active. Thirty people are hospitalized – four in ICU.

109,059 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

51,718 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 59.4% of residents 18 and older.

New case by age – (state data cleanup and transfer between jurisdictions accounts for difference between total cases and age group totals)

Age groupCasesDifference
0-17876+11
18-291,299+0
30-391,302+1
40-49949+2
50-641,414+4
65+1,191+5

August 27, 2021 at 3:01 PM All Foresthill units are being released from Sugarpine Road near the Foresthill OHV area.

August 27, 2021 at 2:33 PM A 15 by 15 ft groundfire reported, 40 ft off Sugarpine Road off Foresthill Road and the OHV area. Forest Service units being dispatched.

August 27, 2021 at 11:27 AM Traffic hazard on Cobie Road near Higgins Road. Described as a ‘male walking in the middle of the roadway, carrying a big stick.’ Unknown if Theodore Roosevelt fan.

August 27, 2021 at 10:04 AM Indian IC is starting to release some resources, they are close to completing mop-up.

August 27, 2021 at 8:51 AM Avian IC reports the have a good knockdown on the structure fire. Overhaul and mop-up will take over an hour, all resources on scene will remain committed.

August 27, 2021 at 8:03 AM Still working on achieving knockdown on the structure fire at Avian Place.

August 27, 2021 at 7:42 AM Firefighters are picking up three, four small spots in the vegetation. Still working on knockdown of the structure fire.

August 27, 2021 at 7:24 AM Firefighters have contained the minimal extension to the vegetation.

August 27, 2021 at 7:22 AM Firefighters are making progress. Water tender from NSJ to respond to the structure fire on Avian Place. No evacuations needed.

August 27, 2021 at 7:12 AM Law enforcement will notify neighbors on Avian and maybe Kentucky Flat. No evacuations since there is no extension to the vegetation at this time. One additional water tender requested by the IC.

August 27, 2021 at 7:09 AM Firefighters at scene report the structure is fully engulfed, all occupants are out of the house. Minimal threat to the wildland.

August 27, 2021 at 7:06 AM First law enforcement unit arriving at scene, they will shut down Avian at Newtown Road. Deck looks to be mostly engulfed, per LE report.

August 27, 2021 at 7:01 AM Reported structure fire, deck on fire, on Avian Place off Newtown Road near Empress Road. Deck fire starting to extend into the kitchen. Numerous resources dispatched.

August 26, 2021 at 7:59 PM All fire engines are clearing the Old Tunnel area, unable to locate.

August 26, 2021 at 7:50 PM Report of a possible fire, caller states someone started a fire above the new apartment buildings, numerous engines in the area attempting to locate. Law Enforcement looking for a car described by the caller. Nothing visible on the cameras.

August 26, 2021 at 4:53 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 77 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 7,011 cases since the start of the pandemic, 729 are active. Thirty-two people are hospitalized – four in ICU. Two additional fatalities have been reported.

108,865 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

51,612 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 59.3% of residents 18 and older.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-17865+16
18-291,299+11
30-391,301+14
40-49947+15
50-641,410+15
65+1,186+7

August 26, 2021 at 3:38 PM Vehicle into a tree on Torrey Pines Drive in Lake of the Pines, emergency services at scene.

August 26, 2021 at 3:20 PM Nevada County Fairgrounds Announces Resignation of CEO. The Nevada County Fairgrounds has announced that Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Eidman, has resigned in order to pursue a job opportunity out of state. His resignation is effective September 10, 2021.

August 26, 2021 at 3:04 PM Accident on Alta Street, two cars involved.

August 26, 2021 at 11:47 AM Smoke forecast through Saturday, Aug. 28. Smoke from the 136,643-acre Caldor Fire and the 747,091-acre Dixie Fire continues to impact air quality severely in the Tahoe Basin and the Foothills. Further north, the 157,287-acre Monument Fire and the 122,598 acre McFarland Fire continue to shroud a large portion of northwestern California in smoke.

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August 26, 2021 at 8:17 AM Nevada County Animal Control has contained the bovine. McCourtney Road is fully open again.

August 26, 2021 at 8:07 AM CHP is at scene on McCourtney Road and report the bull is still pretty aggressive, one might say bullish on staying outside the pasture. Animal Control is arriving at scene.

August 26, 2021 at 7:43 AM A cow doesn’t want her walkabout curtailed and is resisting people’s efforts to corral her off the roadway on McCourtney Road at New Beginnings Ranch. Animal Control has been notified. Also, the cow is now reportedly charging people. Another caller has reclassified the cow as a bull.

August 25, 2021 at 6:32 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 147 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today – this includes cases from yesterday as the state system was down. Out of 6,933 cases since the start of the pandemic, 697 are active. Thirty-one people are hospitalized – two in ICU. Two additional fatalities have been reported.

108,566 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

51,496 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 59.2% of residents 18 and older.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-17849+46
18-291,288+25
30-391,287+29
40-49932+17
50-641,395+22
65+1,179+10

August 25, 2021 at 6:31 PM Hwy 20 at Wild Turkey Lane is blocked in both directions of travel due to a major injury accident.

August 25, 2021 at 3:44 PM All updates on the Bennett Fire will be posted here https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/bennett/

August 25, 2021 at 3:38 PM Fire is reporting multiple spot fires, full wildland dispatch on order. The fire is on East Bennett Road, burning at a rapid rate of spread.

August 25, 2021 at 3:34 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Whispering Pines area.

August 25, 2021 at 1:30 PM Updates on the Spenceville Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/spenceville21/

August 25, 2021 at 1:22 PM First unit at scene reports fully involved residence, vegetation burning at a slow rate of spread.

August 25, 2021 at 1:21 PM This will be the Spenceville Fire. Life safety alerts issued for electrical hazard. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 25, 2021 at 1:15 PM Reported tree house on fire near the Ready Springs Elementary School on Spenceville Road, units being dispatched.

August 25, 2021 at 12:57 PM Fire on Smartsville Road now reported as just a power pole on fire with a possible threat to the vegetation.

August 25, 2021 at 12:53 PM Reported possible vegetation fire, power pole on fire, on Smartsville Road near Doolittle Drive off Beale Air Force Base. Units being dispatched.

August 25, 2021 at 12:15 PM Locally critical fire weather concerns late this week. Elevated fire weather concerns due to breezy southwest to west winds, particularly for favored ridgetops, canyons, and mountains.

August 25, 2021 at 12:03 PM Five to six goats in the roadway on Wolf Road near Cone And Hill Drive. Caller reports a hole in the fence nearby, Animal Control dispatched.

August 25, 2021 at 11:17 AM Vehicle vs pedestrian, minor injury reported, on Kingston Lane in front of Magnolia Intermediate School in south county.

August 25, 2021 at 10:14 AM Power outage affecting 1,468 customers in the Grass Valley area. PG&E crew has been assigned.

August 25, 2021 at 7:00 AM Nevada City School District announces no school for Deer Creek Elementary School students today, August 25, 2021 due to a break in a main water line. Seven Hills Campus is open for grades 4-8. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

August 24, 2021 at 9:55 PM Units at the Spenceville shooting range have found an abandoned camp fire and are extinguishing it. No need for additional resources. They’ll be done in 10 minutes.

August 24, 2021 at 9:43 PM Vehicle vs tree, no injuries to driver, on Alexandra Way in Alta Sierra. Vehicle is off the roadway into a resident’s yard.

August 24, 2021 at 9:38 PM Units at scene at the Spenceville shooting range report a small glow visible on the hillside, within the burned-out perimeter. Could be a small fire, but not growing in size. They will hike up to check it out.

August 24, 2021 at 9:26 PM Single report of a glow seen on the hillside at the Spenceville Shooting Range. Units dispatched for a smoke check.

August 24, 2021 at 8:48 PM Updates on the Grizzly Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/grizzly21/

August 24, 2021 at 8:35 PM Reported vegetation fire in the area of Tyler Foote Crossing and Jackass Flats Road on the San Juan Ridge. Numerous units dispatched to the fire, reported as 1/2 acre in grass. This will be the Grizzly incident.

August 24, 2021 at 5:38 PM Arson arrest made after commercial structure fire on Margaret Lane. Grass Valley Police Detectives worked with the Grass Valley Fire Marshall to determine the cause of the fire. They determined that the fire was most likely an act of arson. Throughout the day GVPD Detectives uncovered additional leads and evidence that helped them identify a suspect.

August 24, 2021 at 3:16 PM Ruth Heyser has been located, in good shape.

August 24, 2021 at 2:23 PM All units are available from Turpentine Drive, PG&E crew is at scene.

August 24, 2021 at 2:02 PM Units at scene on Turpentine Drive report a ruptured gas main, they have evacuated the two residences in the immediate vicinity and are standing by until the utility company responds.

August 24, 2021 at 1:51 PM Reported gas hazard on Turpentine Drive in the vicinity of Clay Street in Nevada City, engines to check out.

August 24, 2021 at 1:50 PM CHP Helicopter H20 will assist in the search for Ruth Heyser.

August 24, 2021 at 1:36 PM The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 84-year old Ruth Heyser. She walked away from a residence on Ivey Lane on the San Juan Ridge and suffers from dementia. Last seen wearing jeans and blue jacket. Please contact the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office if you have seen her at 530-265-7880.

August 24, 2021 at 1:22 PM Reported small fire, bark pile on fire, on eastbound I-80 and Dry Creek in Auburn, units being dispatched,

August 24, 2021 at 1:19 PM False alarm due to construction at The National Hotel, all units are being canceled and returning to their stations.

August 24, 2021 at 1:17 PM First units have arrived at The National Hotel, reporting nothing showing, they will investigate.

August 24, 2021 at 1:13 PM Fire alarm sounding on the second floor of the National Hotel in Nevada City, units being dispatched.

August 24, 2021 at 12:58 PM Due to the likelihood of poor air quality and the wildfires in the areas, Miner’s Picnic is cancelled for 2021. Visitors are welcome, however, to still enjoy picnic on the lawn since Miner’s Picnic is the only day picnics are allowed at Empire Mine SHP.

August 24, 2021 at 12:31 PM Units at scene of a small grass fire on northbound Hwy 65 at Whitney Ranch Parkway in Lincoln. Units at scene can handle.

August 24, 2021 at 11:39 AM Tow truck vs sedan on Hwy 174 at Rollins Lake Road, lanes are blocked.

August 24, 2021 at 11:32 AM Units at scene on East Hacienda can handle, small spot only.

August 24, 2021 at 11:28 AM Firefighters are making access to the reported pile on East Hacienda Drive.

August 24, 2021 at 11:22 AM Reported smoldering pile on East Hacienda Drive near Ranchero Drive just north of Lake of the Pines, approximately 20 ft off the roadway. Units dispatched.

August 24, 2021 at 11:18 AM Power has been restored for some of the 1,073 customers in Nevada City, cause was given as an unspecified equipment issue. All customers still out of power in the area now have a restoration time of 1:10 pm approximately.

August 24, 2021 at 7:58 AM Power outage affecting 1,073 customers in the Nevada City area. Automatically calculated restoration time is 11:30 am, PG&E crew has been assigned.

August 24, 2021 at 7:37 AM 1,505 customers are without power in Yuba County in the Loma Rica and Oregon House areas since 7:08 pm yesterday evening. Estimated restoration time is 10:00 am this morning.

August 24, 2021 at 6:46 AM Margaret IC states the fire is contained. Firefighters are transitioning to overhaul and mop-up, will be at scene for another 45 minutes.

August 24, 2021 at 6:41 AM Please avoid the area of Margaret Lane and Spree Ave, fire equipment is parked in the area.

August 24, 2021 at 6:21 AM One additional engine requested to the structure fire on Margaret Lane.

August 24, 2021 at 6:14 AM Firefighters are at scene of the reported commercial structure fire on the 100 block of Margaret Lane in Grass Valley. Two-story building, medical offices.

August 23, 2021 at 5:11 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 102 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 6,784 cases since the start of the pandemic, 558 are active. Twenty-six people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

108,044 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

51,397 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 59.1% of residents 18 and older.

New cases by age group

Age groupCasesDifference
0-17803+26
18-291,263+18
30-391,258+12
40-49915+10
50-641,373+13
65+1,169+22

August 23, 2021 at 4:51 PM Report of a possible debris fire, near Drum Powerhouse Road and Main Street in Alta. Units dispatched,

August 23, 2021 at 3:32 PM Accident on Hwy 49 at Reservoir Road, two cars involved. No injuries reported.

August 23, 2021 at 3:06 PM Air Attack is releasing all aircraft from the Silver incident.

August 23, 2021 at 2:58 PM The Silver incident is holding at 1/4 acre and is entirely within the River Fire perimeter. Units at scene can handle, all incoming resources can cancel.

August 23, 2021 at 2:51 PM Air Attack 230 and tankers are working the Silver Fire. IC reports it has a dozerline from the River Fire on one side and is burning at a slow rate of spread.

August 23, 2021 at 2:36 PM Reported vegetation fire on Silver Leaf Drive near the Bear River Campground on the Nevada County side, full wildland dispatch on order.

August 23, 2021 at 1:27 PM McCourtney IC reports forward progress is stopped, one additional engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

August 23, 2021 at 1:23 PM Reported vegetation fire on Winding Creek Lane in Placer Hills has been knocked down by locals and units at scene can handle. Canceling all other incoming resources. No threat to structures and estimated at approximately 1/2 acre.

August 23, 2021 at 1:22 PM Locals have been working on the small spot off McCourtney, estimated at 1/4 acre. Units at scene report slow rate of spread.

August 23, 2021 at 1:14 PM Smoke reported coming from a field in Thermolands with access of Serene Estate Lanes and McCourtney Road in Placer County. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 23, 2021 at 12:03 PM Power has been restored to the 1,073 Nevada City customers affected by this morning’s outage.

August 23, 2021 at 11:41 AM Estimated restoration time for the power outage in Nevada City is now 1:30 pm.

August 23, 2021 at 10:28 AM Smoke and haze keep temperatures below normal today. Locally breezy south to west winds will be likely in the wind-favored locations for this type of synoptic setup on both Monday and Tuesday afternoons/evenings, including the Delta, portions of the Sacramento Valley, as well as higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada.

August 23, 2021 at 7:12 AM Power outage in the Nevada City area affecting 1,073 customers. PG&E crew assigned.

August 23, 2021 at 7:04 AM All units staging for the Ponderosa incident can cancel, the fire is contained. PCSO to continue in to investigate the vehicle fire.

August 23, 2021 at 6:58 AM First fire unit is at scene, units coming from Foresthill are being canceled to access issues. Colfax and Placer Hills units to continue in. Ponderosa IC reports a fully involved vehicle and a large spot of vegetation. They should be able to pick it up, per the IC.

August 23, 2021 at 6:52 AM The Yankee Jims bridge will be an issue for engines responding, it can’t take the weight of an engine. Fire is reported to be a 20 by 20 ft strip pushing uphill, caused by a vehicle fire. The fire is about 6 miles from I-80.

August 23, 2021 at 6:47 AM Additional units being dispatched to the reported fire near the Ponderosa bridge in Placer County.

August 23, 2021 at 6:41 AM Reported vegetation fire at the Ponderosa bridge near the switchback, north of Upper Lake Clementine in Placer County. Reported to be a 30 by 30 ft spot, flames seen with a small explosion heard. Numerous engines being dispatched, access from the Foresthill side.

August 22, 2021 at 9:35 AM Smoke forecast through Tuesday morning. Conditions will improve throughout Sunday, before heavy smoke is forecast to return overnight.

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August 22, 2021 at 9:18 AM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Colfax area have reached 326 AQI (Hazardous) on Sunday, August 22.

August 22, 2021 at 8:57 AM Power outage affecting 33 customers near Beyers Lane west of McCourtney Road in south county. PG&E crew is at scene.

August 22, 2021 at 7:52 AM Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Colfax area have reached: 212 AQI (Very Unhealthy) on Sunday, August 22.

PM2.5 AQI 201-300 People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children are the groups most at risk. Persons with cardiopulmonary disease and the elderly may experience significant aggravation of heart or lung disease and premature mortality. The general population may experience a significant increase in respiratory effects. U.S. EPA cautions that “people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid all physical activity outdoors. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.” ‘Prolonged’ generally means four or more hours with short rest periods. ‘Heavy exertion’ is that which would increase the resting breathing rate four fold or greater. You can reduce exposure to particulate material by: – Reducing the intensity and duration of your outdoor activities – Postponing outdoor activities to days when particulate levels are lower

August 21, 2021 at 4:38 PM Nevada City City Declares Public Emergency due to Extreme Fire Danger. Because there is a high risk of fire occurring or spreading in or near the city, the declaration bans open fires in the city limits until the termination of the local emergency. Fires in devices designed for outdoor warming such as patio fireplaces, chimneys, portable fire pits, stoves or other portable burning devices used for outdoor recreation and/or heating are also prohibited in the city limits under the declaration. No permits or permission will be granted approving recreational, ceremonial or special event fires. These prohibitions are mandatory.

August 21, 2021 at 8:17 AM Smoke and haze to persist, along with critical fire weather conditions. Cooler today with areas of gusty wind, especially near the Delta and over higher terrain. Critical fire weather conditions will develop today near the Caldor Fire as a result of gusty winds.

August 20, 2021 at 9:53 PM Single vehicle off the roadway on Pleasant Valley Road near Penn Valley Drive, emergency services are at scene.

August 20, 2021 at 4:15 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 60 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 6,683 cases since the start of the pandemic, 585 are active. Twenty-six people are hospitalized – four in ICU.

107,417 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

51,118 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 58.8% of residents 18 and older.

New cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-17777+12
18-291,245+13
30-391,246+11
40-49905+11
50-641,360+9
65+1,147+4

August 20, 2021 at 12:55 PM Red Flag Warning on Saturday for the Vicinity of the Caldor Fire. Southwest winds will increase Saturday morning, continuing into the early evening hours. These winds combined with low humidity and continued extremely dry fuels could cause critical fire weather conditions in the vicinity of the Caldor Fire.

August 20, 2021 at 9:52 AM Gusty winds this weekend with elevated fire weather concerns. Elevated fire weather concerns due to breezy west to southwest winds and low humidity, particularly for favored ridgetops, canyons, and mountains.

August 19, 2021 at 10:40 PM All engines dispatched to check on a possible fire off Hwy 20 and Big Oak Valley are returning to their stations.

August 19, 2021 at 10:21 PM Units in the Big Oak Valley area have located a very bright flood light visible from the caller’s location, they will continue to check but so far no fire, just a bright light.

August 19, 2021 at 10:08 PM Units in the Big Oak valley area are attempting to locate the reported glow, they will make contact with the caller.

August 19, 2021 at 9:59 PM Reported orange glow, possible fire, in the area of Kearney Court off Wild Turkey Lane in Big Oak Valley. Units being dispatched.

August 19, 2021 at 7:15 PM Forest Service Temporarily Closes Nine Northern California National Forests for Public Safety, Joining Eldorado NF. Affected forests include:

  • Klamath National Forest
  • Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
  • Lassen National Forest
  • Mendocino National Forest
  • Modoc National Forest
  • Plumas National Forest
  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest
  • Six Rivers National Forest
  • Tahoe National Forest

August 19, 2021 at 6:15 PM Chase was found alive and well and has been reunited with his family. Thank you to our great community as well as Placer County Sheriff’s Office and Colusa County Sheriff’s Office for sending searchers.

August 19, 2021 at 5:15 PM KVMR 89.5 FM is back on the air after some transmitter issues earlier this afternoon.

August 19, 2021 at 4:21 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 54 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 6,623 cases since the start of the pandemic, 630 are active. Twenty-four people are hospitalized – six in ICU. One additional fatality has been reported.

107,168 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

50,708 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 58.3% of residents 18 and older.

New cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-17765+8
18-291,232+7
30-391,235+13
40-49894+5
50-641,351+13
65+1,143+8

August 19, 2021 at 2:32 PM KVMR 89.5 FM is currently off the air because of a transmitter issue at their Banner Mountain antenna site. Engineer Buzz Barnett is at the scene, and they estimate they’ll be back on air in about an hour. They are online at kvmr.org

August 19, 2021 at 1:15 PM Non-injury accident at the Mill Street off ramp on Hwy 20.

August 19, 2021 at 1:11 PM The biweekly YubaNet update on COVID in Nevada County is live.

August 19, 2021 at 10:45 AM The search  for Chase Chittock continues in the Penn Valley area. If you see Chase or have any additional information, please contact the dispatch center at 530-265-7880.

August 19, 2021 at 10:33 AM Smoke forecast through Saturday morning. Smoke and haze will continue to linger in the Sierra Nevada and the Sacramento Valley. The 678,369-acre Dixie Fire, the 135,714-acre Monument Fire, the 110,132-acre McFarland Fire and the 65,474-acre Caldor Fire are the main contributors to the degraded air quality.

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August 19, 2021 at 9:40 AM CHP Helicopter H20 is over the Penn Valley area to participate in the search for 10-year old Chase. There is no fire in the area.

August 19, 2021 at 8:41 AM Critical fire weather conditions through today. Elevated to critical fire weather concerns due to breezy winds and low humidity for much of the Sacramento Valley, foothills and mountains. Areas of smoke and haze continue to impact portions of NorCal.

August 18, 2021 at 11:09 PM Earhart IC is releasing some resources back to their stations.

August 18, 2021 at 10:57 PM Earhart IC is requesting PG&E to respond to the incident.

August 18, 2021 at 10:48 PM Pallets and boxes caught fire in a warehouse on Earhart Ave in the North Auburn Commercial zone. Units at scene will have to do extensive overhaul. Per Auburn Police, all staff has been accounted for.

August 18, 2021 at 6:45 PM Updated location for the smoke check is Boca Dam Reservoir near the campground.

August 18, 2021 at 6:42 PM Smoke check in the Prosser Creek Dam area near Boca Reservoir, single report only. Units being dispatched, nothing visible on camera.

August 18, 2021 at 4:46 PM Hill IC requests some traffic control, Foresthill Road is partially blocked with fire equipment. They have sufficient resources at scene and the fire is contained.

August 18, 2021 at 4:20 PM Units at scene in Foresthill estimate they will have knockdown pretty quick.

August 18, 2021 at 4:16 PM Reported residential structure fire with extension to the wildland on Foresthill Road near Mosquito Ridge Road. Numerous units dispatched.

August 18, 2021 at 3:19 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 136 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 6,569 cases since the start of the pandemic, 603 are active. Twenty-five people are hospitalized – three in ICU. One additional fatality has been reported.

106,566 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

50,329 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 57.8% of residents 18 and older.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-17757+31
18-291,225+12
30-391,222+26
40-49889+20
50-641,338+19
65+1,135+28

August 18, 2021 at 2:27 PM Overturned vehicle on Dog Bar Road near Georgia Way. Emergency services dispatched.

August 18, 2021 at 2:00 PM The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a runaway 10 year old. Chase Chittock is described as a 4 feet tall white juvenile with a medium complexion. He weighs 60 pounds and has brown and blond hair. He was last seen wearing a neon green shirt and brown pants. Chase was last seen at 10:30 PM on August 17, 2021 in the area of Harvest Road and Rough and Ready Highway. He is known to stay to himself and likes to sleep outside. If he is seen please contact the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office at (530)265-7880.

August 18, 2021 at 12:54 PM Due to changing weather conditions, PG&E customers in Sierra, Butte, Trinity and Yuba counties were not impacted by the planned PSPS.

August 18, 2021 at 10:56 AM Critical Fire Weather Conditions through Thursday. Red Flag Warning in effect through Thursday evening 8:00 pm. Elevated to critical fire weather concerns due to breezy winds and low humidity for much of the Sacramento Valley, foothills and mountains.

August 18, 2021 at 10:51 AM Vehicle vs bicycle on Penn Valley Drve at Lake Wildwood Drive. Units assigned.

August 18, 2021 at 10:12 AM

August 18, 2021 at 10:09 AM Smoke from large fires throughout Northern California will continue to impact large portions of the state through Friday at least. A change in wind direction to more northeasterly winds, will affect air quality throughout the region.

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August 18, 2021 at 9:41 AM A car is partially blocking the slow lane on eastbound Hwy 20 near the Rough and Ready Hwy off ramp.

August 18, 2021 at 9:27 AM Nevada County Public Health order. Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann has issued an order requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in public settings and businesses. The order also strongly recommends that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear face coverings outdoors in crowded settings. The order goes into effect at 12:01 am on Friday, August 20th.

August 18, 2021 at 8:23 AM A reminder, tomorrow at noon we’ll have an update on the Covid situation in Nevada County. Join Public Health, medical professionals and school officials for the latest updates. The webinar runs from noon to 12:30 and you can register to attend here.

August 18, 2021 at 7:39 AM The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County and their collaborators have released the 2021 Fire Season Guide. Download your electronic version today.

August 17, 2021 at 8:07 PM Vehicle accident on East Drive and Rough and Ready Hwy, lanes are blocked.

August 17, 2021 at 5:19 PM PG&E begins shutting off power, affecting about 51,000 customers in small parts of 18 counties. Nevada County not affected.

August 17, 2021 at 4:52 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 15 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 6,433 cases since the start of the pandemic, 544 are active. Twenty-four people are hospitalized – five in ICU.

106,041 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

50,226 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 57.7% of residents 18 and older.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-17726+1
18-291,213+4
30-391,196+2
40-49869+4
50-641,319+1
65+1.107+4

August 17, 2021 at 2:43 PM Units at scene on McCourtney can handle.

August 17, 2021 at 2:11 PM Residential structure fire on McCourtney Road across from Byers Lane. Reported as contents of one room on fire. Units being dispatched.

August 17, 2021 at 11:38 AM Critical fire weather conditions through mid-week. Red Flag Warning issued Tuesday evening through Wednesday across much of the Sacramento Valley, foothill and mountain terrain. Critical fire weather concerns through Wednesday due to breezy winds and low humidities.

August 17, 2021 at 11:08 AM There is currently no Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) planned for Nevada County areas, the Town of Washington is no longer on the updated PSPS map.

August 17, 2021 at 9:29 AM Non-injury accident on Allison Ranch Road and the Hwy 49 frontage road.

August 17, 2021 at 8:08 AM Law enforcement operation on Railroad Ave has concluded.

August 17, 2021 at 8:04 AM Traffic accident, solo vehicle into a tree on northbound Hwy 49 at the Idaho-Maryland off ramp and additional cars collided. Also, a law enforcement operation on Railroad Ave.

August 17, 2021 at 6:50 AM

August 16, 2021 at 7:55 PM PG&E has updated the map for the possible Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Now 48,000 customers in 18 counties may be affected.

August 16, 2021 at 6:16 PM Lanes partially blocked on Hwy 49 near Old Downieville Hwy. Vehicles have to swerve. Use caution in the area.

August 16, 2021 at 5:48 PM Car fire on northbound Hwy 49 near Lime Kiln Road, car is fully involved. Emergency services at scene.

August 16, 2021 at 4:39 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 134 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 6,417 cases since the start of the pandemic, 588 are active. Twenty-seven people are hospitalized – one in ICU. Two additional fatalities reported, the death toll now stands at 79.

105,853 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

50,211 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 57.7% of residents 18 and older.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-17725+14
18-291,209+20
30-391,194+23
40-49865+18
50-641,318+35
65+1,103+23

August 16, 2021 at 4:37 PM Two-car collision on the 12000 block of Wolf Road near Cone and Hill Drive. Emergency services dispatched.

August 16, 2021 at 2:50 PM No smoke column visible, units in the area report only drift smoke.

August 16, 2021 at 2:46 PM Report of white smoke seen just north of Hwy 20 near Mooney Flat Road. Engines to conduct a smoke check.

August 16, 2021 at 12:54 PM The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) today announced that it reopened Rollins Lake for both day-use and camping at Orchard Springs, Long Ravine, Peninsula and Greenhorn campgrounds. On August 5, 2021 Rollins Lake was evacuated and closed due to the proximity to the River Fire.

August 16, 2021 at 11:01 AM Critical fire weather conditions mid-week. Elevated to critical fire weather concerns due to breezy winds and low humidity for much of the Sacramento Valley and surrounding foothills and mountains. Areas of smoke and haze continue to impact portions of NorCal.

August 16, 2021 at 8:37 AM Today’s smoke forecast.

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August 16, 2021 at 7:59 AM As a reminder, today Nevada County Office of Emergency Services will conduct a countywide test of the alert systems. All residents are encouraged to register to receive CodeRED emergency alert notification ReadyNevadaCounty.org/EmergencyAlerts or call 2-1-1 or 1-833-DIAL211.

August 15, 2021 at 9:54 PM Possible #PSPS event in small portions of 16 counties on Tuesday night. The majority of affected customers would be in Butte and Shasta counties. 39,000 customers potentially affected.

August 15, 2021 at 5:37 PM No injuries reported at the accident on Hwy 49 at the 49’er bridge.

August 15, 2021 at 5:30 PM Vehicle into the guardrail on southbound Hwy 49 at the 49’er bridge.

August 15, 2021 at 5:05 PM Canceling all resources to the reported fire near Donner Pass Road.

August 15, 2021 at 4:58 PM Reported vegetation fire with power lines down on Lola Montez Road and Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Reported as a small spot only. Numerous resources being dispatched.

August 15, 2021 at 3:45 PM Estimated restoration time for the remaining 10 customers in Grass Valley is now 6:00 pm.

August 15, 2021 at 12:39 PM PG&E repair crew is on-site working to restore power.

August 15, 2021 at 11:59 AM Richardson Street in Grass Valley will be closed to through traffic due to the damaged power pole. Main IC has medics and engines at scene. PG&E crew is being assigned.

August 15, 2021 at 11:51 AM Vehicle into a power pole on East Main Street, 1,265 customers out of power on Richardson and Alta Street in Grass Valley.

August 15, 2021 at 11:22 AM Units at scene have located a 2 by 2ft spot in the median near the roundabout, they will take care of it. No additional units needed.

August 15, 2021 at 11:16 AM Units in the area of Hwy 20 and Idaho-Maryland Road are attempting to locate the fire. Reported as a small spot between the off ramp near the roundabout, so far nothing showing.

August 15, 2021 at 11:13 AM Reported vegetation fire, small spot, in the area of Idaho-Maryland Road and Hwy 20. Numerous units dispatched.

August 15, 2021 at 11:10 AM Smoke, mostly from the 554,816-acre Dixie Fire, is pushing south and westward into the Foothills and the Sacramento Valley. Air quality is unhealthy and advisories for smoke have been issued throughout the Foothills. educed visibility and unhealthy air quality from wildfire smoke is forecast to last at least through Wednesday .

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August 15, 2021 at 9:02 AM Updates on the Caldor Fire 12 miles south of Pollock Pines in the Omo Ranch area will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/caldor/

August 14, 2021 at 8:07 PM Units at scene on Laporte Road report the fire is contained, locals were working on the 50 by 50ft spot. Continue the first two engines, all others can cancel.

August 14, 2021 at 7:56 PM Reported vegetation fire on Laporte Road and Vierra Road. Single report of a 20 by 20ft spot. Units dispatched.

August 14, 2021 at 5:02 PM Units in the Heather Glen area are unable to locate any smoke. Nothing showing on cameras.

August 14, 2021 at 4:58 PM Possible vegetation fire behind Rigby Lane in Placer Hills near the train tracks. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 14, 2021 at 4:12 PM Smoke check in the Placer Hills area, caller reports he’s seeing smoke in that area. Nothing visible on cameras, a lot of haze in the area.

August 14, 2021 at 2:56 PM Green IC is releasing some of the resources, canceling the dozer as well. They are mopping up now.

August 14, 2021 at 2:48 PM Air Attack is releasing the helicopter back to Auburn and Tanker 89 back to Grass Valley.

August 14, 2021 at 2:41 PM Green IC states the dozer can stage at the intersection of Hwy 174 and Rollins, all other units still in route can cancel. Air Attack, one tanker and one helicopter to remain in orbit due to spotting potential.

August 14, 2021 at 2:37 PM Units at scene are making good progress, Green IC states no need for evacuations at this time.

August 14, 2021 at 2:33 PM Air Attack 230, Tankers 88 and 89, with one helicopter assigned to the incident on Green Acres. First unit at scene reports multiple small structures, fully involved, and a small extension to the vegetation. All units to continue in.

August 14, 2021 at 2:28 PM Reported mobile home/trailer exploded and fire has extended into the vegetation on Green Acres Road in Colfax. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 14, 2021 at 1:59 PM Per Peardale Chicago Park Fire, one patient was transported from the accident on You Bet Road. Emergency services ar at scene, expect delays in the area.

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August 14, 2021 at 12:32 PM Accident on You Bet Road, two vehicles involved. Emergency services are at scene, roadway is blocked.

August 14, 2021 at 10:41 AM High heat risk and mountain thunderstorms this weekend. A Heat Advisory has been issued this afternoon through tomorrow evening due to the hot daytime temperatures and warm overnight lows. Areas of smoke and haze continue to impact portions of NorCal.

August 13, 2021 at 5:37 PM The overnight smoke forecast shows persistent haze and smoke over the Foothills and even the Sacramento Valley. Increased fire activity on the 517,945-acre Dixie Fire, the 74,759-acre Monument Fire, the 40,684-acre McFarland Fire as well as numerous other fires is producing more smoke.

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August 13, 2021 at 3:54 PM CHP units at scene on I-80 report no fire, just some smoke, possibly hot brakes. Fire engine at scene.

August 13, 2021 at 3:51 PM Reported big rig fire on eastbound I-80 near Secret Town. Units dispatched.

August 13, 2021 at 2:33 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 104 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 6,284 cases since the start of the pandemic, 630 are active. Twenty-four people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

105,413 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

49,941 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 57.4% of residents 18 and older.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-17711+12
18-291,189+21
30-391,171+25
40-49847+14
50-641,283+16
65+1.080+14

August 13, 2021 at 2:25 PM Units in the area on Eagle Lakes are checking a construction site – the reported fire could just be dust from the construction. Visibility in the area is bad.

August 13, 2021 at 2:16 PM Reported vegetation fire behind the Indian Springs campground off Eagle Lakes Road on the Tahoe National Forest. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 13, 2021 at 2:12 PM

August 13, 2021 at 12:34 PM Tanker 100 was circling north of Goodyear’s Bar and Downieville, some smoke was reported in the area. Yesterday, a few lightning strikes were reported. TNF Air Attack 17 was on lightning patrol earlier, checking for any new starts. So far, no new fires.

August 13, 2021 at 11:01 AM Car vs tree, then down the embankment on Rough and Ready Hey near Stagecoach Way. Emergency services are at scene.

August 13, 2021 at 10:57 AM Reported power outage in Grass Valley, no details yet.

August 13, 2021 at 9:25 AM Valley/Foothill heat risk and mountain thunderstorms through the weekend. High temperatures upper 90s to 110°F; warm overnight lows this weekend. Reduced visibility and unhealthy air quality from wildfire smoke.

August 12, 2021 at 3:56 PM Quail IC reports a 20 by 30 ft spot, extinguished by locals. With the exception of one engine, all others can cancel, including helicopter and air attack.

August 12, 2021 at 3:52 PM First unit has arrived on Quail Hill, reports nothing showing, they will investigate.

August 12, 2021 at 3:49 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Newcastle area on Quail Hill Drive. Full wildland dispatch on order. Nothing visible on cameras.

August 12, 2021 at 2:30 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 29 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 6,182 cases since the start of the pandemic, 547 are active. Twenty-three people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

105,230 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

49,888 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 57.4% of residents 18 and older.

New case by age group:

0-17: +5
18-29: +4
30-39: +4
40-49: +4
50-64: +4
65+: +9

August 12, 2021 at 10:50 AM Furniture left on the sidewalk and in the roadway creating a traffic hazard on Ridge Road, across from NU.

August 12, 2021 at 8:50 AM Cautiously taking a peek at the new day. Think we can have no new fires today? Let’s all be extra careful! #NoSparks

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August 12, 2021 at 8:07 AM Valley heat and mountain thunderstorms through the weekend. Thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and locally brief heavy showers as well as dangerous lightning which could bring potential for fire starts. Moderate risk for heat-related illnesses for pets, livestock, and those who are sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration. Reduced visibility and unhealthy air quality from wildfire smoke.

August 11, 2021 at 8:41 PM Units at scene on Smith Road can handle with one additional engine, the remaining units dispatched can cancel.

August 11, 2021 at 8:39 PM Reported vegetation fire with power lines down on Smith Road, south of Loma Rica in Yuba County. Power outage affecting 36 customers.

August 11, 2021 at 6:53 PM Firefighters at scene of the Shady incident will e committed for another hour for mop-up.

August 11, 2021 at 6:51 PM Units at scene on Hwy 49 report one minor to moderate injury.

August 11, 2021 at 6:49 PM Vehicle accident on Hwy 49 at the 49er bridge, lanes are blocked.

August 11, 2021 at 6:40 PM One more water tender and one Washington Ridge crew to continue in to the Shady incident, all others can cancel. Aircraft report things are looking really good.

August 11, 2021 at 6:37 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Shady incident.

August 11, 2021 at 6:32 PM Retardant drops have slowed forward spread, engines are making access off Scenic Drive and Over The Hill Road. The fire has been renamed the Shady Fire.

August 11, 2021 at 6:27 PM Ground resources at scene report only vegetation, no structures threatened right now.

August 11, 2021 at 6:16 PM First ground resources arriving at scene, full wildland dispatch on order.

August 11, 2021 at 6:14 PM Fire on Tyler appears to be a structure fire with extension to the vegetation, tankers working the Glen Fire spotted it and made retardant drops. Additional ground resources assigned.

August 11, 2021 at 6:11 PM Tanker 95 is overhead, with Tanker 100. Estimated at 1 acre, grass and tall timber. Structures are threatened, Tanker 93 has dropped to slow the forward progression.

August 11, 2021 at 6:06 PM New start, at Tyler Foote Crossing Road and Shady Creek, San Juan Ridge.

August 11, 2021 at 4:30 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 62 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 6,152 cases since the start of the pandemic, 617 are active. Twenty-six people are hospitalized – two in ICU. One additional fatality brings the death toll to 77.

105,001 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

New cases by age group:

0-17: +8
18-29: +7
30-39: +5
40-49: +7
50-64: +11
56+: +5

August 11, 2021 at 3:59 PM Updates on the Glen Fire in Yuba County will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/glen/

August 11, 2021 at 3:50 PM Road closure on Willow Glenn at Marysville, fire is north of the location.

August 11, 2021 at 3:49 PM Tankers are starting to drop, fire is burning in light flashy fuels.

August 11, 2021 at 3:44 PM Air Attack is ordering two additional tankers, any type.

August 11, 2021 at 3:43 PM Air Attack 230 with two tankers, has lifted from Grass Valley and is arriving over the incident.

August 11, 2021 at 3:37 PM Updated location is Meadow Lane and Willow Glen Road.

August 11, 2021 at 3:31 PM Vegetation fire on Marysville Road near Willow Glen, Browns Valley. Reported as a car accident that sparked a vegetation fire. YCSO reports approximately 1/2 acre.

August 11, 2021 at 1:40 PM Fire is staging at B4 Ranch Road, there is a lot of traffic coming out of the canyon – recreationists fleeing the river. Updates here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/purdon2108/

August 11, 2021 at 1:34 PM Fire on Purdon is reported to be the size of a car, along the roadside. It is on the Nevada City side of the river

August 11, 2021 at 1:40 PM Fire is staging at B4 Ranch Road, there is a lot of traffic coming out of the canyon.

August 11, 2021 at 12:25 PM All updates i=on the Iowa Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/iowa21/

August 11, 2021 at 12:19 PM Iowa IC reports the fire is about 1-2 acres and will bump into the dozer lines from last night’s fire. All resources to continue in.

August 11, 2021 at 12:18 PM Access for all resources will be Cape Horn Road

August 11, 2021 at 12:14 PM New dispatch for a fire in Robbers Ravine in the Colfax area. Full wildland dispatch on order, this will be the Iowa incident.

August 11, 2021 at 10:01 AM Heat, with a side of smoke, to dominate the workweek. Reduced visibility and unhealthy air quality from wildfire smoke. Moderate risk for heat-related illnesses for pets, livestock, and those who are sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration. Isolated thunderstorm chances each afternoon and evening mainly from about I-80 and points south along and near the Sierra Crest.

August 11, 2021 at 9:39 AM Pickup truck on eastbound Hwy 20 at Penn Valley Drive with a now extinguished engine fire. Units at scene report one lane is blocked.

August 11, 2021 at 9:37 AM Smoke from the 501,008- acre Dixie Fire and other large fires currently burning in Northern California will send smoke into the Foothills and northern Sacramento Valley during daytime hours. Skies are forecast to clear in the late afternoon and evenings, good news if you want to watch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower tonight.

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August 11, 2021 at 7:29 AM Reminder: At 11:20 AM today, FEMA will conduct a national test of the Emergency Alert System in coordination with the FCC. The test will appear on televisions & radios, while specially configured cell phones will receive an emergency alert test code message. More info: https://yubanet.com/regional/fema-public-alert-test-today-at-1120-am/

August 11, 2021 at 7:16 AM Nine customers are still out of power on Plaza Drive after last night’s car vs pole accident. Their restoration time is 10:00 am.

August 10, 2021 at 11:38 PM The outage is Grass Valley is estimated to be fully restored by 2:30 am (automated estimate)

August 10, 2021 at 11:00 PM Car into a power pole near the Holiday Lodge in Grass Valley. Units at scene. Power outage is affecting 3,153 customers.

All updates on the Ravine Fire (formerly Robbers) in Colfax will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional/robbers/

August 10, 2021 at 6:04 PM Reported vegetation fire, Robbers Ravine in the Colfax area. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 10, 2021 at 5:04 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 186 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 6,099 cases since the start of the pandemic, 649 are active. Thirty people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

New cases by age:

0-17: +20
18-29: +44
30-39: +38
40-49: +26
50-64: +26
65+: +30

104,822 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

49,813 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 57.3% of residents 18 and older.

August 10, 2021 at 4:53 PM Accident on southbound Hwy 49 near Alta Sierra Drive, lanes are partially blocked.

August 10, 2021 at 2:03 PM The pup found on North Bloomfield Road is going home with their human!

August 10, 2021 at 1:14 PM Smoke check turned out to be construction dust.

August 10, 2021 at 1:06 PM Smoke check on Brewer Road and Junebug, units being dispatched.

August 10, 2021 at 12:43 PM All updates on the Pleasant Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/pleasant21-2/

August 10, 2021 at 12:30 PM Full wildland dispatch on order for the Pleasant Fire on Vicki Drive near Pleasant Valley Road.

August 10, 2021 at 12:25 PM Reported vegetation fire on Pleasant Valley Road, North San Juan area.

August 10, 2021 at 11:53 AM Electrical hazard, on Long Valley Road off Indian Springs Road, reported as a live power line down in the grass. No arcing or sparking and no fire reported. One customer out of power, emergency services dispatched. Cause is reportedly a WM truck vs the power pole.

August 10, 2021 at 11:02 AM This dog was found off North Bloomfield Road, is this your pup? If yes, please call Joanna at 850-449-1244

August 10, 2021 at 9:35 AM PG&E contract helicopter is again over the Hwy 20 Lake Wildwood/Penn Valley area corridor for power line inspection.

August 10, 2021 at 9:20 AM A reader reports a water outage on East Empire in Grass Valley east of Whiting Street due to utility work. City public works are on scene.

August 10, 2021 at 7:44 AM Heating up through the week, chance of mountain thunderstorms. Warming trend continues today across interior NorCal. Isolated mountain thunderstorm chances return Wednesday into the weekend. Best chance of thunderstorms will be near the mountain crest in the afternoons and evenings.

August 9, 2021 at 7:34 PM Units at scene on Marshall report only fuses blown, no power lines down and no fire.

August 9, 2021 at 7:27 PM Power lines down on Marshall near Park Ave in Grass Valley, units being dispatched. 43 customers out of power.

August 9, 2021 at 6:23 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 146 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,915 cases since the start of the pandemic, 490 are active. Twenty-five people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

104,696 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

49,806 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 57.3% of residents 18 and older.

August 9, 2021 at 3:23 PM Outage on Bitney Springs and Newtown Road has been reduced to 612 customers. Outage for the Lake Wildwood area still at 903.

August 9, 2021 at 2:39 PM Southbound Hwy 49 at Idaho-Maryland Road is fully open again.

August 9, 2021 at 1:55 PM A PG&E contract helicopter is inspecting power lines in the current outage area.

August 9, 2021 at 1:28 PM Both power outages affecting the Wildwood/Bitney and Newtown areas now have an estimated restoration time of 4:22 pm.

August 9, 2021 at 1:15 PM Accident with lanes blocked on southbound Hwy 49 at Idaho Maryland Road.

August 9, 2021 at 10:39 AM The outage is affecting 1,784 customers, crew has been assigned.

August 9, 2021 at 10:30 AM Power outage in the Lake Wildwood/Bitney Springs area.

August 9, 2021 at 8:15 AM Traffic hazard on Carrington Lane and Allison Ranch Road, use caution in the area.

August 9, 2021 at 8:03 AM Valley heat and mountain thunderstorms return this week. Areas of smoke and haze continue to impact portions of NorCal, but conditions are improving. Isolated thunderstorm chances each afternoon and evening mainly from about I-80 and points south along and near the Sierra Crest starting Wednesday.

August 8, 2021 at 9:44 PM Smoke forecast tonight through Tuesday.

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August 8, 2021 at 2:47 PM All updates on the Loma Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/loma21/

August 8, 2021 at 2:42 PM Loma IC reports 1+ acre burning at a moderate to dangerous rate of spread. Immediate structure threat, additional resources requested.

August 8, 2021 at 2:40 PM Units arriving at scene report immediate structure threat, Air Attack is requesting an additional tanker and two tankers. They are still 10 miles out.

August 8, 2021 at 2:37 PM Reported grass fire on the 11000 block of Loma Rica Drive in Loma Rica, units dispatched are arriving at scene.

August 8, 2021 at 1:11 PM Accident on Little Valley Road near Alta Sierra Drive. Car vs pole, 13 people are out of power.

August 8, 2021 at 8:54 AM Locally breezy winds today, heat and mountain thunderstorms later this week. Areas of smoke and haze continue to impact portions of NorCal. Periods of locally gusty winds may lead to the potential for spread of existing fires. Widespread moderate heat risk in the central and northern Sacramento Valley and adjacent foothills starting Tuesday.

August 7, 2021 at 10:07 PM Vehicle fire has been knocked down, canceling all incoming resources. Units at scene can handle.

August 7, 2021 at 10:03 PM Units at scene on Whitmore Grade report one vehicle, fully involved. No threat to the vegetation.

August 7, 2021 at 9:50 PM Passenger vehicle fire, flames coming from the engine compartment, on eastbound I-80 at the Whitmore maintenance station. Driver is out of the vehicle. There is a reported threat to the vegetation. Units assigned include engines, water tender, crew and a dozer.

August 7, 2021 at 6:03 PM Power outage affecting 295 customers in Grass Valley, automated estimate of restoration is 9:00 pm.

August 7, 2021 at 5:41 PM Units at scene of a fire on Country Lane at Wise Road east of Auburn have made great progress. Releasing the handcrew and several engines.

August 7, 2021 at 8:11 AM Areas of smoke and locally breezy conditions this weekend, heat returns later next week. Reduced visibility and unhealthy air quality from wildfire smoke. Periods of locally gusty winds may lead to the potential for spread of existing fires. Areas of moderate to high heat risk, particularly in the central and northern Sacramento Valley and adjacent foothills the next few days.

August 7, 2021 at 6:57 AM The drift smoke from the Dixie Fire is once again blanketing the Foothills and Sacramento Valley. There is no new active fire in the area.

August 6, 2021 at 11:34 PM Both power outages in the Rough&Ready area and along McCourtney have been resolved and power has been restored.

August 6, 2021 at 9:39 PM Car vs power pole on Auburn Rd north on Archery Way. PG&E crew is on site, replacing the pole. Estimated time of restoration is 3:00 am for the 842 customers.

August 6, 2021 at 9:10 PM

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has released the smoke forecast for tonight and Saturday. This is an experimental smoke forecast model. North winds aloft will push smoke back again from the 434,813-acre Dixie Fire towards the east side, the Sacramento Valley and Foothills. Adding to the mix will be the 36,015-acre Monument Fire, the 27,148-acre McFarland Fire, the 38,601-acre Antelope Fire, the 20,810-acre Klamath River Complex and several other, smaller fires to the north.

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August 6, 2021 at 8:25 PM Outage in Rough&Ready, new restoration tine: 11:00 pm. Outage along McCourtney, new restoration time 10:30 pm, River Fire area outages, restoration time 8:45 pm.

August 6, 2021 at 7:34 PM 842 customers out of power from Starbright Acres on McCourtney past Indian Springs to Kenwood Estates

August 6, 2021 at 6:29 PM Partial update due to data transmittal issues from the state per Nevada County Public Health. Seventeen people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

104,347 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

49,595 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 57% of residents 18 and older.

August 6, 2021 at 6:25 PM The power outage along Hwy 20 near Scotts Flat has been fully restored. The outage in Rough&Ready has been reduced to 1,032 customers with an estimated full restoration time of 9:00 pm.

August 6, 2021 at 4:00 PM Higgins Fire is at scene on Metcalf, canceling all other incoming resources.

August 6, 2021 at 3:53 PM Possible residential structure fire, smoke seen in the kitchen and electric burn on the 14000 block of Metcalf Road in the Wolf Road area. Units arriving at scene.

August 6, 2021 at 1:10 PM Power outage affecting 2,099 customers from Bitney Corner to Penn Valley.

August 6, 2021 at 9:55 AM Smoky conditions continue, periods of breezy/gusty winds this weekend. Reduced visibility and unhealthy air quality from wildfire smoke. Periods of breezy south/southwest wind gusts 15 to 25 mph in the southern Cascades, northern Sierra, and adjacent foothills.

August 6, 2021 at 9:01 AM Don’t expect a significant change in air quality throughout the day, smoke is here to stay.

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August 6, 2021 at 7:17 AM Power outage affecting 205 customers along Hwy 20 and Scotts Flat Lake. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

August 6, 2021 at 6:48 AM Pro tip: Turn your car’s headlights on and use turn signals when driving in smoke.

August 5, 2021 at 9:48 PM The National Weather Service in Sacramento has released the smoke forecast for tonight and Friday. North winds aloft will push smoke from the 361,812-acre Dixie Fire towards the east side, the Sacramento Valley and Foothills. Adding to the mix will be the 24,719-acre Monument Fire, 24.247-acre McFarland Fire, the 22,605-acre Antelope Fire, the 16,799-acre Klamath River Complex and several other, smaller fires to the north.

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August 5, 2021 at 8:30 PM Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for River Fire Survivors. The Nevada County Relief Fund’s Community Advisory Council established the “River Fire Fund” today to accept donations and will direct funds as we learn from our nonprofit and County partners where the needs are greatest.

August 5, 2021 at 7:00 PM Meadow incident is a 50 by 50 spot, one smoldering log. Knocked down by locals (campers) according to the TNF engine at scene, they will mop it up. Air Attack 17 has left the incident.

August 5, 2021 at 6:52 PM Units responding to the Meadow incident can cancel, with the exception of two engines.

August 5, 2021 at 6:38 PM New start, reported fire near Jackson Meadows on the east side of the lake, near Little Laiser Campground. Air Attack 17arriving over the incident. This will be the Meadow incident.

August 5, 2021 at 6:34 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Beale AFB grass fire.

August 5, 2021 at 6:29 PM Vegetation fire on Beale Air Force Base near the Vassar Lake gate. Three mutual aid engines from Yuba County requested.

August 5, 2021 at 5:01 PM Report of a fire burning on East Lime Kiln Road near Hwy 49, nothing showing on the cameras yet. Engines will do a smoke check.

August 5, 2021 at 4:12 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 78 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,771 cases since the start of the pandemic, 434 are active. Fourteen people are hospitalized – two in ICU.

104,111 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

49,524 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 57% of residents 18 and older.

August 5, 2021 at 9:56 AM The helicopter flying in the Hwy 20/Rough&Ready area is a PG&E contract helicopter, inspecting the power lines. There is no fire in the area (at this time.)

August 5, 2021 at 8:51 AM The reported fire on Pine View is within the perimeter of the River Fire, units assigned to the fire will take care of it.

August 5, 2021 at 8:47 AM Vegetation fire in the Colfax area, with power lines down on Pine View Drive, this is outside of the River Fire.

August 5, 2021 at 8:33 AM Red Flag Warning through this evening for higher elevations, smoke returns into the weekend. Gusty winds and low humidity will lead to critical fire weather conditions with easier fire starts and spread of new or existing fires. Areas of smoke continue to impact portions of NorCal over the next few days.

August 5, 2021 at 7:59 AM Fire on westbound I-80 contained to a 5 by 5 ft spot.

August 5, 2021 at 7:54 AM Reported vegetation fire on westbound I-80 near the Secret Town off ramp. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 5, 2021 at 6:39 AM As a precautionary measure due to the extreme fire conditions and the River Fire, Empire Mine State Park and trail system will be closed today.

August 4, 2021 at 10:32 PM Smoke forecast for tonight and Thursday.

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August 4, 2021 at 9:42 PM Fire near I-80 and Foresthill has been extinguished, law enforcement looking for the suspect.

August 4, 2021 at 9:38 PM Person seen setting a fire on eastbound I-80 at Foresthill Road.

August 4, 2021 at 9:37 PM Emergency services at scene on Hwy 20 and Pleasant Valley report only one minor to moderate injury.

August 4, 2021 at 9:29 PM Accident on Hwy 20 at Pleasant Valley Road, reported as a head on collision.

August 4, 2021 at 3:17 PM Smoke from the River Fire is widely visible in Auburn, and western Nevada County, please check the incident page for updates.

August 4, 2021 at 2:24 PM All updates on the River Fire at the Bear River in Colfax will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/rivercolfax/

August 4, 2021 at 2:17 PM First retardant drop on the fire which is making its way up the hillside.

August 4, 2021 at 2:16 PM Air Attack is scouting the area, if the tankers need to drop it will be a high drop due to snags and power line in the area.

August 4, 2021 at 2:12 PM Reported vegetation fire at the Bear River Campground, full wildland dispatch on order. Units are arriving at scene. Aircraft is overhead. this will be the River incident.

August 4, 2021 at 2:08 PM Power outage affecting 1,270 customers in Grass Valley. Crew has been assigned, automated restoration time is given as 5:15 pm.

August 4, 2021 at 2:02 PM Forward progress has been stopped, canceling some incoming resources. Possible cause could be a grinding operation.

August 4, 2021 at 2:01 PM Units at scene are making quick progress.

August 4, 2021 at 1:59 PM Reported as a 100 by 100 ft spot on the hillside on te 500 block of Idaho-Maryland.

August 4, 2021 at 1:56 PM Reported vegetation fire on Idaho-Maryland Road, full wildland dispatch on order.

August 4, 2021 at 1:02 PM Seems it bears repeating: PG&E contract helicopter is inspecting power lines, currently on the greater Bitney Springs area. The line inspections will continue in western Nevada County for the next few days.

August 4, 2021 at 11:22 AM Truckee plane crash victims identified. Our condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

August 4, 2021 at 11:09 AM Periods of critical fire weather conditions this afternoon through Thursday evening. Gusty winds and low humidity and may lead to easier fire starts and the potential for rapid spread of new fires. Afternoon relative humidity values 7-15%. Red Flag Warning in effect for portions of the northern and central Sacramento Valley this Afternoon – Early Wednesday Evening.

August 4, 2021 at 10:18 AM Firefighters have contained the truck fire, mopping up now. Tow truck has been requested, Hwy 49 has one-way traffic control.

August 4, 2021 at 10:15 AM Hwy 49 is closed in both directions at Smith Road. Expect delays.

August 4, 2021 at 10:13 AM Engine compartment of the pickup truck is on fire. No extension to the wildland reported. Again, the horse is safe and out of the trailer.

August 4, 2021 at 10:11 AM Units at scene on Hwy 49 report the fire is confined to the truck and trailer for now.

August 4, 2021 at 10:08 AM Passenger vehicle fire on Hwy 49 near Smith Road. Truck with a horse trailer, horse is out of the trailer. Units arriving at scene.

August 4, 2021 at 8:07 AM Power outage affecting 47 customers along North Pine Street in Nevada City. PG&E crew has been assigned, estimated time of restoration is 11:30 am. A reader reports a tree into the power lines.

August 4, 2021 at 6:46 AM NorthOps Predictive Services outlook calls for Above Normal large fire potential – through November.

August 4, 2021 at 6:15 AM Brewer IC reports the fire is contained.

August 4, 2021 at 5:59 AM Vehicle off the roadway, on Hwy 49 at Brewer Road. Car is in the field and flames are visible. Units are at scene.

August 3, 2021 at 8:00 PM Updates on the Gold fire in North San Juan will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/school/

August 3, 2021 at 7:53 PM This will be the School incident, on School Street off Sweetland Road. Reported as a possible arson fire.

August 3, 2021 at 7:49 PM Reported vegetation fire, near the North San Juan Mobile home park. Units are being dispatched now, full wildland dispatch on order.

August 3, 2021 at 6:16 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 140 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,682 cases since the start of the pandemic, 412 are active. Eleven people are hospitalized – four in ICU.

103,776 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

49,332 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 56.7% of residents 18 and older.

August 3, 2021 at 3:03 PM Fire on Mister D Drive has been extinguished by locals, less than 1/4 acre in size, first unit at scene reports. All incoming units are canceled.

August 3, 2021 at 2:59 PM Now a full wildland dispatch for the reported fire, better location is Mister D Drive and Carriage Road.

August 3, 2021 at 2:54 PM Reported small spot on fire on Hwy 49 near Carriage Lane, reportedly caused by weedwhacking. Units dispatched and locals working on it.

August 3, 2021 at 1:11 PM Smoke from the 253,252-acre Dixie Fire and new, large fires in the north is making its way south and is impacting Yuba and Nevada counties at this time.

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August 3, 2021 at 11:54 PM The helicopter in the Lake Wildwood area is a contract helicopter for PG&E, inspecting power lines. At this time, there is no fire in the area.

August 3, 2021 at 11:40 PM All units canceled from the Harris incident.

August 3, 2021 at 11:40 AM

August 3, 2021 at 11:37 AM Reported smoke seen south of Hwy 49 between Downieville and Sierra City, near FS road 98. Units are being dispatched now, this will be the Harris incident.

August 3, 2021 at 8:35 AM Summer limb drop strikes again on McCourtney Road near Metcalf Road. Large limb broke off and the roadway is partially blocked.

August 2, 2021 at 2:22 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 124 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 5,540 cases since the start of the pandemic, 328 are active. Twelve people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

103,562 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

49,080 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 56.5% of residents 18 and older.

Today’s case count is the 4th highest single-day report since the start of the pandemic.

December 7, 2020: 209 cases
November 30, 2020: 165 cases
December 21, 2020: 126 cases
August 2, 2021: 124 cases

August 2, 2021 at 1:29 PM After confirming with NID, here are the facts on the vandalism that occurred this weekend on the Tarr ditch.

August 2, 2021 at 10:57 AM All updates on the Brunswick fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/brunswick21/

August 2, 2021 at 10:51 AM Fire is holding at about one acre, one small spot across the road.

August 2, 2021 at 10:48 AM Ground resources moving away from the head of the fire to let the tanker make a safe drop.

August 2, 2021 at 10:45 AM Air Attack is over the Brunswick incident, reports about 1/2 acre in light and heavy fuels and good progress being made on both flanks of the fire. Tanker will drop across the head.

August 2, 2021 at 10:44 AM Fire is burning in heavier fuels, but firefighters are making good progress.

August 2, 2021 at 10:41 AM Expect Idaho-Maryland Road to be shut down, use an alternate route. Dozer is being unloaded.

August 2, 2021 at 10:38 AM Two people reportedly seen in the area walking away from the reported fire. Units at scene report 1/4 acre, slow rate of spread.

August 2, 2021 at 10:33 AM Reported tree or brush on fire on Brunswick Road near Idaho-Maryland Road, units dispatched. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 2, 2021 at 10:02 AM Firefighters are making good progress, they are working on knockdown on the main structure. Only the two additional water tenders and the crew to continue in, resources at scene can handle.

August 2, 2021 at 9:54 AM Units at scene on the San Juan Ridge report the fire is on Farrel Ravine Way off Jackass Flats, two RVs fully involved and one two-story residence, fully involved. No extension to the vegetation at this time. One additional water tender requested.

August 2, 2021 at 9:48 AM Additional units dispatched to the motorhome fire.

August 2, 2021 at 9:44 AM Updated location for the reported motorhome fire is Jackass Flats and Clarks Road.

August 2, 2021 at 9:37 AM Reported motorhome on fire, with threat to the vegetation, on Tyler Foote Crossing Road near Jackass Flats Road on the San Juan Ridge. Units arriving at scene.

August 2, 2021 at 8:18 AM Power outage in Weimar, Placer County, affecting 496 customers. Crew has been assigned, estimated restoration is 10:45 am (automated estimate)

August 2, 2021 at 7:20 AM Seasonal temperatures, at times breezy winds. Near normal high temperatures today for NorCal.

August 1, 2021 at 1:22 PM Helicopter H24 is over Purdon Crossing to hoist a patient out of the canyon.

August 1, 2021 at 12:02 AM The latest smoke forecast.

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August 1, 2021 at 12:01 AM Last month’s log can be found here.