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October 31, 2022 at 6:31 PM Bovine stroll alert: A young, small steer got loose. The ranchers are most interested in finding it. Last seen in the area around Wolf Mountain Rd,, could wander onto Indian Springs Ranch Rd and maybe as far as Retrac. If spotted, please call Jim at 530 263-1549

October 31, 2022 at 6:30 PM Spooktacular at the Rood Center was a success, go take a look at these photos.

October 31, 2022 at 6:04 PM Solo vehicle accident on Hwy 49 at the Broad Street off ramp in Nevada City.

October 31, 2022 at 12:56 PM Accident on Hwy 49 at Combie Road, roadway is clear, no injuries reported.

October 31, 2022 at 7:56 AM Big rig stuck near the Dog Bar bridge, roadway is blocked. Driver must’ve been led astray by the Gremlin Position System (GPS).

October 31, 2022 at 7:15 AM There is a 100% chance of ghosts and ghoulies in today’s forecast. Happy Halloween.

October 30, 2022 at 9:59 PM IC on the Lazy incident reports forward progress has been stopped. All resources will be committed for about two hours for mop-up.

October 30, 2022 at 9:51 PM Firefighters have located a vegetation fire past Lazy Lee Lane on Ponderosa. About 1/4 acre, into the brush, burning at a slow rate of spread. All units to continue in.

October 30, 2022 at 9:23 PM Reported vegetation fire/debris fire, small spot, on Lazy Lee Lane near Pine Ridge Drive off Willow Glen Road in the Brownsville area, units dispatched.

October 30, 2022 at 8:23 PM Rood Center ready to welcome trick-or-treaters. County elves, ahem staffers, were busy setting up, with huge grins on their faces. “It’s been so long since we celebrated Halloween at the Rood, we’re so looking forward to it,” said a staffer while hanging a banner in the lobby. Check out the photos and plan your trip to the Rood Center on Monday between 3 and 54 pm.

October 30, 2022 at 7:57 PM Gulch IC confirms they have an all clear on the structure, all occupants were out of the house.

October 30, 2022 at 7:52 PM Gulf IC reports the fire is contained. Resources are starting overhaul, most resources will be committed for at least 3-4 hours. Very heavy mop-up required.

October 30, 2022 at 7:48 PM Gulch IC is canceling one of the incoming dozers, firefighters are making good progress on the wildland portion of the fire.

October 30, 2022 at 7:31 PM Gulch IC reports they do not have an all clear on the structure, unable to confirm all occupants are out at this time. Multiple trailers on the property are fully involved.

October 30, 2022 at 7:27 PM Three water tenders, crews and dozers responding as well as six engines.

October 30, 2022 at 7:26 PM The fire has not escaped from the property, the approx. 4000-square ft residence is fully involved as are numerous cars on the property.

October 30, 2022 at 7:25 PM Incoming units to stage on Hwy 49 for better access.

October 30, 2022 at 7:23 PM First unit at scene reports a two-story house, fully involved with numerous outbuildings and vehicles also involved. Minimal extension to the wildland for now, burning at a slow to moderate rate of spread. Additional units being dispatched. This will be the Gulch incident.

October 30, 2022 at 7:18 PM Reported structure fire with extension to the vegetation on Nishenam Gulch and Fenton Way in the Newtown area. Numerous engines and resources dispatched.

October 30, 2022 at 4:36 PM Bovine stroll alert: Reader report of two cows in the roadway on Tyler Foote Crossing Road just east of Murphy Road on the San Juan Ridge.

October 30, 2022 at 1:04 PM Three bags of broken glass on Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive, strewn about the slow lane. Caltrans notified to bring brooms. A highway is not the ideal spot to recreate an Annie Lennox song!

October 30, 2022 at 12:13 PM Winter Storm Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday evening on the west slope of the Northern Sierra Nevada, including Blue Canyon.

October 30, 2022 at 10:24 AM Widespread rain and moderate mountain snow Tuesday and Wednesday. Travel impacts across the mountain passes Tuesday-Wednesday due to snow and gusty winds. Widespread rain and snow showers in lower elevations Tuesday with showers lingering into Wednesday. Coolest temperatures of the season expected by mid-week. Breezy west-southwest winds Tuesday over ridgetops.

October 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM Power outage affecting 139 customers in Camptonville. Trouble crew has been dispatched, estimated time of restoration is 3:15 pm.

October 29, 2022 at 10:22 PM PG&E trouble crew requested to the Talking incident, ETA 30 minutes. Fire has been contained.

October 29, 2022 at 10:20 PM Power dropline to a home and trash on fire on Talking Pines Road off Hwy 174. Power lines are down, units dispatched.

October 29, 2022 at 5:34 PM Providence IC states the fire is fully contained.

October 29, 2022 at 5:24 PM Providence IC reports the fire started from a grow operation, no people around. Law enforcement requested to investigate.

October 29, 2022 at 5:15 PM Providence IC reports heavy mop-up in brush, resources will be committed for 1-2 hours. Minimal extension to timber.

October 29, 2022 at 5:09 PM Air Attack is releasing both tankers, Providence IC is requesting only one additional water tender to respond.

Providence Fire. Photo CAL FIRE

October 29, 2022 at 5:06 PM Providence IC is requesting three water tenders to the Providence Fire.

October 29, 2022 at 4:59 PM Fire activity is moderating after several retardant drops, helicopters are working the spot fire. Ground resources making progress on line building.

October 29, 2022 at 4:50 PM Air Attack reporting one spot fire across the south side of the road, main fire on the north side is approximately 1/2 to 1 acre.

October 29, 2022 at 4:47 PM Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 arriving over the providence incident, Helicopter 514 off White Cloud – 8 minutes out.

October 29, 2022 at 4:42 PM First unit at scene of the Providence Fire reports 1/4 acre in brush and grass, burning at a moderate rate of spread. One outbuilding is fully involved, all units to continue in.

October 29, 2022 at 4:35 PM Reported vegetation fire on Providence Way in the Dobbins area, full wildland dispatch on order. This will be the Providence Fire.

October 29, 2022 at 3:51 PM Husky pup’s humans have been located, all is well.

October 29, 2022 at 2:44 PM Very friendly female Husky, no collar, found on Penn Oak Lane, off Valley Drive in Rough and Ready. If she’s your pup, please contact 530-789-3457.

October 29, 2022 at 12:51 PM

October 29, 2022 at 9:52 AM The pup found on Retrac has been reunited with her humans.

October 29, 2022 at 8:57 AM Less precip, more wind on Tuesday-Wednesday according to the latest NWS forecast.

October 28, 2022 at 5:10 PM A reader found this female pup on Retrac near Christian Encounters Ministry. No collar, no tags. Friendly. Good Samaritan can be reached at (530) 798-1205.

October 28, 2022 at 11:37 AM Heads up if you see smoke in the Beale area today: Approximately 65 acres of prescribed burning is scheduled for October 28th, 2022 on Beale Air Force Base near the Wheatland Gate. Cross streets of South Beale Road and Ostrom Rd. Smoke will be visible in surrounding communities on October 28, 2022 from 1230-1430. Details here.

October 28, 2022 at 9:57 AM Widespread rain and heavy mountain snow Tuesday and Wednesday. Rain possible late Monday night, heaviest rain expected Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon. Strong winds may produce difficult driving conditions for high profile vehicles. Mountain travel delays and chain controls possible. Low visibility due to a combination of wind and heavy snow along Sierra passes.

October 28, 2022 at 9:23 AM Reported burn pile on Boulder Street near Wood Reed Court in Nevada City, units dispatched.

October 28, 2022 at 8:27 AM First unit at scene on Moore’s Flat reports one trailer, burned to the ground, with minimal extension to the wildland. They can handle with two additional engines and one water tender, all others can cancel.

October 28, 2022 at 7:48 AM Report of a trailer possibly on fire with extension to the wildland on Moore’s Flat near Back Bone Road on the San Juan Ridge. Caller reports a trailer exploded and the fire is spreading to the vegetation. Units dispatched.

October 27, 2022 at 2:39 PM A person in distress on the Brighton Street overpass at Hwy 20 and McCourtney.

October 27, 2022 at 2:04 PM Air Attack is canceling both the tanker and the helicopter. Ground resources have found the smoldering stump.

October 27, 2022 at 2:02 PM Search area is being widened for both air and ground resources.

October 27, 2022 at 1:57 PM Air Attack reports nothing showing in the Buckeye area, TNF Helicopter 514 also looking – nothing visible yet.

October 27, 2022 at 1:52 PM Ground resources and Air Attack 230 are at the Buckeye incident. Tankers and helicopters arriving.

October 27, 2022 at 1:43 PM Smoldering tree stump on Red Dog Road near Buckeye Road in the Greenhorn area. No threat to surrounding vegetation, units dispatched.

October 27, 2022 at 12:11 PM Vehicle vs pole on the 1300 block of Greenhorn Road, pole still standing, roadway is clear.

October 27, 2022 at 11:55 AM Units on Torrey Pines Drive have contained the small fire, investigating the cause.

October 27, 2022 at 11:53 AM Reported burn pile on Olympic Drive at Donner Lake.

October 27, 2022 at 10:58 AM Reported fire in a garage on Torrey Pines Drive in Lake of the Pines. Units dispatched.

October 27, 2022 at 9:06 AM Car vs fence on the 14000 block of Bitney Springs Road. No human injuries reported.

October 26, 2022 at 12:41 PM Vehicle in the center divide of Hwy 20 at the Mill Street off ramp, blocking the view of the turn. Use caution.

October 26, 2022 at 9:19 AM 992 customers out of power in Colfax. PG&E crew has been assigned, estimated time of restoration is 1:00 pm.

October 26, 2022 at 7:00 AM Units are at scene on North Ponderosa Way. Ponderosa IC reports the fire has been contained by the homeowner, the closest two engines to continue in, all others can cancel.

October 26, 2022 at 6:47 AM Residential structure fire on North Ponderosa Way off Bitney Springs Road. Numerous units dispatched.

October 25, 2022 at 6:57 PM Power outage in Penn Valley, Smartsville and Rough and Ready. 4,310 customers affected. Estimated time of restoration is 11:00 pm.

October 25, 2022 at 6:12 PM Have you seen this pup? She was last seen in Nevada City near the intersection of Nimrod St and Silva St. Her name is Moke and she is very friendly. Please call 541-740-6550 if you see her, thank you.

October 25, 2022 at 3:32 PM Units at scene of the Sages incident have a hoseline around it, canceling all incoming units.

October 25, 2022 at 3:31 PM First unit has arrived on Sages Road. Sages IC reports it is close to Ananda Way.

October 25, 2022 at 3:20 PM Additional engines, one dozer and a handcrew dispatched to the Sages incident.

October 25, 2022 at 3:13 PM Reported vegetation fire, single report of a 20 by 20 ft spot on Sages Road on the San Juan Ridge. Units dispatched.

October 25, 2022 at 7:05 AM A large, unidentified object in the roadway on Marysville Road at Moonshine Road, use caution and queue the X-Files theme.

October 24, 2022 at 3:31 PM The power outage in Peardale has been reduced to 12 customers on Hwy 174 and Day Road.

October 24, 2022 at 2:34 PM Power outage in Peardale is affecting 1,045 customers, trouble crew has been dispatched. Estimated time of restoration is 6:15 pm.

October 24, 2022 at 2:29 PM Reported vegetation fire, possibly extinguished, on I-80 at the Colfax exit, units dispatched.

October 24, 2022 at 2:28 PM Traffic hazard on Rough and Ready Hwy at West Drive.

October 24, 2022 at 2:24 PM Reader Ron reports a power outage in Peardale, nothing from PG&E so far.

October 24, 2022 at 1:00 PM

October 24, 2022 at 8:40 AM If you like pizza and want information on the state propositions – join us this Wednesday from 5:00 to &:00 pm at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City. YubaNet.com and The Miners Foundry Cultural Center invite you to a Pizza & Politics party! Join friends, colleagues, neighbors, or complete strangers to eat pizza and enjoy a civil discussion around the state-wide propositions on your November 2022 ballot.

This is a nonpartisan event intended to unite and inform our community and celebrate making our voices heard by voting this election season. Thanks to our colleagues at CalMatters for the invite to be a part of the Pizza & Politics events.

Reserve your slice here.

October 23, 2022 at 12:17 PM Visiting Western Bluebird at YubaNet HQ brought an oak leaf – as a water slide?

October 23, 2022 at 10:07 AM The latest PSPS map from PG&E.

Counties under Warning: Due to high winds and dry conditions, a shutoff is required. Some parts of the following counties may be affected:

  • Butte
  • Colusa
  • Fresno
  • Glenn
  • Kern
  • Lake
  • Napa
  • Sonoma
  • Stanislaus
  • Tehama
  • Yolo

October 22, 2022 at 7:48 PM

October 22, 2022 at 7:21 PM Firefighters at scene on Hammonton Road report this is a warming fire only, canceling all incoming units.

October 22, 2022 at 6:53 PM Possible burn pile on Hammonton Road in Smartsville, units dispatched.

October 22, 2022 at 5:43 PM power has been restored in Foresthill.

October 22, 2022 at 4:13 PM Power outage affecting 2,274 customers. estimated restoration time is 8:00 pm. Not a PSPS outage, trouble crew is investigating the cause.

October 22, 2022 at 2:46 PM Firefighters have located a burn pile on Alpine Lane, extinguishing it now.

October 22, 2022 at 2:37 PM Smoke check in the area of Walker Drive and Alpine Lane in Grass Valley, caller reports seeing smoke. Units dispatched.

October 22, 2022 at 2:33 PM Reported burn pile on Perimeter Road near Rock Mountain – during a wind event and with the burn ban in effect. Units dispatched.

October 22, 2022 at 2:17 PM The National Weather Service in Sacramento has cancelled the Fire Weather Watch. The combination of minimum afternoon humidities trending higher, marginal winds, and near normal fuels will create elevated fire weather conditions, but not critical fire weather conditions Sunday.

October 22, 2022 at 2:15 PM Report of a now extinguished small spot, 10 by 10 ft, on Magnolia Road in the Higgins area. Units dispatched to check.

October 22, 2022 at 9:21 AM Gusty north winds Sunday, unsettled weather returns Tuesday. Light showers and gusty ridge top winds in the mountains today. Gusty northerly winds and low humidity in the Valley Sunday will lead to elevated fire weather conditions. Additional rain and very light snow chances Tuesday into mid next week.

October 22, 2022 at 8:58 AM It bears repeating: Despite forecasted rain and cooler temperatures, CAL FIRE’s residential burn ban is still in effect. Now is a great time to rake leaves, ensure that your roof and gutters are free of debris, and prep piles for later on, but no residential burning is currently allowed in Nevada County.

October 21, 2022 at 8:21 PM Nova has been reunited with her humans, all is well.

October 21, 2022 at 8:00 PM This small pup was found running in the road on Rattlesnake Road near Turquoise Place. She is safe for now, but nobody’s answering the number on her collar. If Nova is your pup, please call or text 530-798-3306 to be reunited.

October 21, 2022 at 4:32 PM Hwy 49 in Grass Valley at Empire Street has been reopened.

October 21, 2022 at 3:52 PM Southbound South Auburn on ramp of Hwy 49 in Grass Valley is being shut down, use an alternate route.

October 21, 2022 at 3:45 PM Multi-vehicle accident is five vehicles involved, requesting additional ambulances for minor to moderate injuries. Southbound Hwy 49 is blocked.

October 21, 2022 at 3:42 PM Additional ambulances dispatched to the accident on southbound Hwy 49 at Hwy 20 in Grass Valley.

October 21, 2022 at 3:38 PM Multi-vehicle accident on Hwy 49 at the intersection of Hwy 20/Empire Street in Grass Valley, four to five vehicles involved, units dispatched.

October 21, 2022 at 3:29 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the small garage fire on Long Street, checking the attic for any spread and mopping up.

October 21, 2022 at 3:20 PM Long IC reports a small, smoldering garage fire. Firefighters are taking direct action.

October 21, 2022 at 3:19 PM First unit at scene on Long Street reports smoke showing from a garage and some charring showing. They will investigate.

October 21, 2022 at 3:18 PM Updated address for the structure fire is on Long Street in Nevada City.

October 21, 2022 at 3:16 PM Units dispatched to the house on Galena Way are requesting additional resources to respond as backup.

October 21, 2022 at 3:12 PM Reported structure fire, smoke showing from a house near the corner of Galena Way and Long Street in Nevada City, units dispatched.

October 21, 2022 at 2:48 PM Heads up! Fire Weather Watch for Nevada County, CA, Placer County, CA, Yuba County, CA, El Dorado County, CA. The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Fire Weather Watch for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect from Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening.

Winds: Northerly wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 to 35 mph.

Humidity: Minimum humidities of 15 to 25 percent.

October 21, 2022 at 12:58 PM Honey is back with her human, soaking wet but safe!

October 21, 2022 at 10:51 AM This is Honey. She was with her human around Arbor Lane and Wolf Road and took off. Honey is shy, but she’s sweet. She has a red collar with a tag and is microchipped. Please call 971-645-1820 if you see her.

October 21, 2022 at 9:59 AM Report of a vehicle vs tree on Orchard Springs Road, occurred some time ago. Vehicle is abandoned and partially blocking the roadway.

October 21, 2022 at 9:41 AM A ladder in the roadway on southbound Hwy 49 near the Hwy 174 on ramp. Use caution in the area and try to get your steps in elsewhere.

October 21, 2022 at 8:22 AM Mountain showers Saturday, gusty north winds Sunday, unsettled weather returns Tuesday. Gusty winds, dry fuels, and low humidity will lead to easier fire starts and the potential for rapid spread of new or existing fires. A reminder, the burn ban is still in effect!

October 21, 2022 at 7:13 AM PG&E has announced a PSPS watch for several counties, starting on Saturday. Counties under Watch: Due to high winds and dry conditions, a shutoff is likely in Colusa, Glenn, Shasta and Tehama. Additional shutoffs are planned for Sunday in parts of Butte, Colusa, Fresno, Glenn, Kern, Lake, Napa, Stanislaus, Tehama and Yolo. We will keep you updated as the information changes.

October 20, 2022 at 10:10 PM Purdon IC is canceling the air ambulance, one ambulance and one engine to continue in.

October 20, 2022 at 10:04 PM First unit at scene on Purdon Road reports one lane blocked, ordering a precautionary air ambulance.

October 20, 2022 at 10:02 PM Solo vehicle accident, overturned vehicle, on Purdon Road near Airport Road. caller reports one vehicle overturned and down an embankment.

October 20, 2022 at 4:04 PM A large pot is creating a traffic hazard in the fast lane on Hwy 49 just north of Rincon Way. No sign of a kettle.

October 20, 2022 at 11:22 AM Mountain showers Saturday, gusty north winds Sunday. Increased winds on Sunday will lead to elevated fire weather conditions.

October 20, 2022 at 10:19 AM

October 20, 2022 at 9:38 AM Power has been restored in Nevada City along Zion.

October 20, 2022 at 8:31 AM Power outage affecting 247 customers in Nevada City along Zion Street, Brock Road and Reward Street. Estimated restoration time is 12:15 pm.

October 19, 2022 at 10:39 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the fire on Thunder Road. Mop-up and overhaul starting now. Firefighters held the fire to the structure only, no extension to the home or neighboring properties.

October 19, 2022 at 10:21 PM Detached garage/shop on fire on Thunder Road off Paddock Lane and McCourtney Road in Grass Valley. Firefighters are at scene, no threat to other structures.

October 19, 2022 at 4:29 PM Skyrocketing liability premiums lead to one local fire department closing, major impacts on others. Local fire departments in Nevada County have seen their premiums for liability insurance double and sometimes triple year over year. This is incredibly troubling and will have far-reaching impacts on both local fire departments and residents.

October 19, 2022 at 3:40 PM Reader report of a branch into a transformer. The equipment failure has caused a power outage for 37 customers along Valley View Road off Banner Lava Cap. Estimated restoration time is 6:00 pm.

October 19, 2022 at 1:35 PM Smoke report from Banner Mountain lookout, dispatch reports this is an agricultural burn.

October 19, 2022 at 1:07 PM Firefighters are responding to a smoke check in the Banner area, nothing showing on the cameras.

October 19, 2022 at 9:21 AM The National Weather Service is Sacramento is forecasting gusty winds Sunday into Monday. Be aware of increased fire danger and secure those Halloween decorations.

October 18, 2022 at 12:19 PM Mountain showers Saturday, breezy north winds Sunday. Northerly wind gusts 15-30 mph over the Sacramento and northern San Joaquin Valley. Timing: Sunday, strongest in the afternoon. Breezy winds may produce difficult driving conditions for high profile vehicles and cause impacts to unsecured items such as Halloween decorations.

October 17, 2022 at 4:11 PM Two-car accident at Empire Cross Road and Hwy 174, debris in the roadway – use caution.

October 17, 2022 at 4:00 PM School bus vs truck on Hwy 49 between The Bennett and Idaho-Maryland ramps. One lane is open for traffic, pickup truck overturned. Looks like no injuries to the kids onboard of the school bus.

October 17, 2022 at 2:04 PM Accident on Newtown Road near Cypress Court – lawn mower vs motorcycle. The lawn mower is blocking the roadway, and a beer can was reportedly on the mower. Units are at scene.

October 17, 2022 at 12:03 PM In coordination with the TFFT, CA State Parks is continuing their prescribed burn in Sugar Pine Point State Park, conditions/weather permitting. Smoke is present.

October 17, 2022 at 11:37 AM Reader Scott reports two dogs at the Emerald Cove Marina at Bullards Bar this morning. They have collars but no identification. No signs of their humans.

October 17, 2022 at 10:11 AM Dry conditions continue, with seasonable temperatures. Cooler with a chance of rain this weekend.

October 16, 2022 at 4:37 PM First unit at scene reports the correct address is off Lakeview Way, off Magnolia Road. Not a structure fire, just a 30 by 30 spot of vegetation. One engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

October 16, 2022 at 4:35 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported fire on Ranchero Way in the Higgins area. Multiple neighbors at scene trying to extinguish the fire.

October 15, 2022 at 6:43 PM Possible debris fire, with people in attendance, on Los Verjeles Road in the Loma Rica area, units dispatched.

October 15, 2022 at 6:26 PM Reader reports peacocks on parade at Indian Springs Road near Pleasant Valley Drive. Slow down, use caution – they haven’t learned the rules of the road.

October 15, 2022 at 5:16 PM Smoke check in the area of westbound I-80 at Nyack, caller reports seeing light smoke.

October 15, 2022 at 5:09 PM Units at scene on Washington Road report this is a warming fire near a residence with a water supply to it. No burn piles.

October 15, 2022 at 5:07 PM Reader report of a sweet large black dog, with a slightly white muzzle hanging out at the Dollar Tree near Raley’s in Grass valley. Animal Control has been notified because a busy parking lot is not a good place for a pup to hang out.

October 15, 2022 at 4:53 PM Report of multiple debris piles burning on Washington Road off Hwy 20, units dispatched.

October 15, 2022 at 4:11 PM Smoke check in the Loyalton Mill area in Sierra County, units dispatched.

October 15, 2022 at 1:48 PM Possible big rig fire on eastbound I-80 near Hirschdale, smoke only, no flames seen. Units dispatched.

October 15, 2022 at 1:29 PM

October 15, 2022 at 12:59 PM First units at scene on College Trail report a 10 by 10 spot, burning at a slow rate of spread. They can handle with one additional engine, canceling all other resources.

October 15, 2022 at 12:49 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire on College Trail in Truckee, reported as a 30 by 10 ft spot. Units dispatched.

October 15, 2022 at 9:12 AM A reminder, Rough&Ready orgs and businesses are holding the 1st Annual Community Wide Yard Sale to benefit the Rough and Ready Fire Department. The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16 from 9am to 3pm at two separate locations: in front of the Rough and Ready Market and at the local Grange Hall.

October 14, 2022 at 8:36 PM Firefighters have the harvester fire under control, canceling incoming units with the exception of one engine.

October 14, 2022 at 8:30 PM Harvester on fire, minimal extension to a rice field, on Loma Rica Road just of Hwy 20 in the Loma Rica area. Units are at scene.

October 14, 2022 at 5:55 PM There is no fire in Smartsville, or in the Penn Valley area. Drift smoke from rice fields has reached the area.

October 14, 2022 at 9:13 AM

October 13, 2022 at 7:43 PM The 83 customers still out of power after a car hit a pole on Dog Bar Road this morning now should be restored by 1:00 am tonight.

October 13, 2022 at 4:37 PM Gregg IC reports the fire in North Auburn is now fully contained at 3.9 acres.

October 13, 2022 at 4:34 PM Vehicle vs bicycle on Red Dog Road at Quaker Hill Cross Road, units dispatched.

October 13, 2022 at 4:30 PM Per Peardale/Chicago Park PIO Danial Ramey: This afternoon, Peardale Chicago Park Fire and Ophir Hill Fire responded to a vehicle accident on You Bet Road near Mulberry Lane. Report was of one vehicle on it’s side, blocking one lane of You Bet Road. Fire units along with Sierra Nevada Ambulance personnel extricated one patient out of the vehicle. The roadway is now clear.

October 13, 2022 at 3:15 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Gregg Fire in North Auburn. Air Attack is releasing the tanker. Forward progress stopped at just under 3 acres, mop-up operations in progress.

October 13, 2022 at 3:13 PM Solo vehicle accident on Hwy 174 at Old Grass Valley Road, units dispatched.

October 13, 2022 at 3:09 PM Gregg Fire in North Auburn, now estimated at 2 acres. Hoselines on both flanks. TNF Helicopter 514 unloading the crew and will assist with bucket work.

October 13, 2022 at 3:04 PM Gregg Fire on Gregg Way in North Auburn. Units at scene, including air support. One structure reportedly threatened. Firefighters are making good progress.

October 13, 2022 at 2:09 PM The Coroner’s Division of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office has ruled the death of Kiely Mai Rodni as accidental. This ruling is based on the pathologist’s finding that her death was the result of drowning and that there was no other information to suggest she was the victim of foul play.

October 13, 2022 at 12:16 PM Nevada County Treasurer Catches Check Processing Error, urges customers to work with their banks to reverse duplicate charges if necessary. Residents who made a payment by check for property taxes, county services or services provided by any school or special district in Nevada County between September 21, 2022, and October 6, 2022, should be on alert for a possible duplicate charge to their bank account. More info here.

October 13, 2022 at 12:06 PM Mooney IC is canceling most incoming resources, including Washington Ridge crew, dozer, water tenders and most engines. Air Attack is releasing the tanker and helicopter back to Grass Valley.

October 13, 2022 at 12:03 PM Forward progress of the Mooney Fire has been stopped.

October 13, 2022 at 11:58 AM First unit at scene reports about 1/4 to 1/2 acre in grass and oak woodland, burning at a slow to moderate rate of spread.

October 13, 2022 at 11:52 AM Reported vegetation fire on Mooney Flat Road near Deer Creek Ranch Rd and Hydraulic Way in Nevada County, about 1/2 acre per the caller. Full wildland dispatch on order.

October 13, 2022 at 9:13 AM Reader report of power restored in the Chicago Park area.

October 13, 2022 at 9:05 AM The outage along Bitney Springs has been reduced to 65 customers along Pleasant Valley Road near Bridgeport.

October 13, 2022 at 8:23 AM The outage affecting 355 customers in the Chicago Park area is now listed, estimated time of restoration is noon.

October 13, 2022 at 8:09 AM Another outage along Bitney Springs Road affecting 883 customers. Estimated time of restoration is noon today.

October 13, 2022 at 8:02 AM Reader reported power outage in Chicago Park.

October 12, 2022 at 7:21 PM Caltrans is alerting State Route 49 (SR-49) motorists of an upcoming overnight highway closure south of Auburn between Lincoln Way and Old Foresthill Road for maintenance work. SR-49 will be closed to traffic for slope repairs and drainage work between 6 p.m. Friday, October 14 and 6 a.m. Saturday, October 15. Motorists will be detoured around the highway closure via Lincoln Way, Foresthill Road and Old Foresthill Road. An additional 15 minutes of travel time is expected for the detour route.

October 12, 2022 at 4:45 PM The little pup found on Ridge Road has been reunited with his humans.

October 12, 2022 at 4:08 PM Power outage resulting from a car into a pole on Tanglewood Way now reduced to 96 customers. The estimated restoration time is 10:00 pm.

October 12, 2022 at 1:24 PM Found wandering on Ridge Road near the high school. If this is your pup, please call 530-205-0785.

October 12, 2022 at 1:06 PM 207 customers affected by a power outage caused by a car into a pole on Tanglewood Way in the Orgon House area. Estimated restoration time is 4:15 pm.

October 12, 2022 at 12:45 PM

October 12, 2022 at 10:15 AM Yes, it’s a very quiet morning, which is a good thing.

October 11, 2022 at 8:17 PM Rosie, the lost Chihuahua mix is safely back with her humans.

October 11, 2022 at 10:17 AM No air ambulance available at this time, the patient will be transported via ground ambulance to the hospital.

October 11, 2022 at 10:15 AM Air ambulance requested to the accident in Tyler Foote.

October 11, 2022 at 9:49 AM A helicopter is inspecting power lines in the Bitney Springs area, part of the utility’s regular inspections.

October 11, 2022 at 9:30 AM Two cows are out for a stroll on McCourtney Road near Thoroughbred Loop, and they are close to the roadway. Give the bovines room to roam and use caution in the area.

October 11, 2022 at 9:13 AM Accident on Tyler Foote Road across from Oak Tree Road in North San Juan, power lines are reported down, units dispatched.

October 11, 2022 at 8:36 AM

October 11, 2022 at 8:28 AM A large cardboard box is blocking the slow lane at the intersection of southbound Hwy 49 and Hwy 20 in Nevada City. A reminder that the recycling station is on Loma Rica Drive and the transfer station on McCourtney Road. GPS fail or just plain littering?

October 11, 2022 at 6:14 AM Solo vehicle accident on Red Dog Road near Quaker Hill Cross Road, car vs tree, units dispatched.

October 10, 2022 at 4:35 PM Both Air Attack and Helicopter 1AA returning back to Grass Valley.

October 10, 2022 at 4:29 PM Allison IC reports forward progress has been stopped, firefighters at scene will be committed one to two hours.

October 10, 2022 at 4:24 PM Non-injury accident, three cars involved, on southbound Hwy 49 near Smith Road. The roadway is partially blocked.

October 10, 2022 at 4:23 PM Firefighters are moving logs out of the way to make access, the helicopter is making drops on the fire.

October 10, 2022 at 4:20 PM Allison IC reports they are making access off Taylorsville Road, most engines to stage on the pavement. Helicopter is arriving at scene.

October 10, 2022 at 4:10 PM Air Attack 230 is over the fire, reports about 1/4 acre, west of the new development being cleared. Fire is burning at a slow rate of spread. Canceling the tankers, bringing Helicopter 1AA to the incident. The fire is located between Mote Lane and Crestview Drive south of Grass Valley.

October 10, 2022 at 4:03 PM Alison IC reports all incoming resources are staged, the fire appears to be on the North Star Mine property, they are making access now. IC requesting Air Attack only to respond, no tankers at this time.

October 10, 2022 at 3:59 PM First unit has arrived at scene, attempting to make access to the fire.

October 10, 2022 at 3:55 PM Reported vegetation fire, in the Allison Ranch Road area, smoke visible from the Banner Mountain lookout, full wildland dispatch on order. This will be the Allison Fire.

October 10, 2022 at 3:51 PM Keep your eyes peeled for a brown and black Chihuahua mix, 13 pounds, wearing a red collar. Lost in the area of the Flour Garden on Sutton Way, she answers to Rosie, shy with strangers. If you see her, please call (530) 913-7077

October 10, 2022 at 2:28 PM Non-injury accident on Sunset Ridge Drive in Lake of the Pines.

October 10, 2022 at 12:01 PM Firefighters have located the burn pile, made contact with the homeowner and educated them about existing regulations.

October 10, 2022 at 11:52 AM Tanker 89 and Helicopter 36WL are attempting to locate an intermittent small white smoke plume in the Yuba canyon downstream of Jones Bar Road. The burn ban is still in effect!

October 10, 2022 at 6:00 AM

October 9, 2022 at 12:16 PM The Lake Wildwood outage has been resolved. 613 customers from Rough and Ready Hwy to Newtown and McKitrick Ranch Road still out of power.

October 9, 2022 at 11:09 AM Two power outages affecting 902 and 613 customers in the Lake Wildwood and Bitney Springs/Newtown areas, both have an estimated restoration time of 2:15 pm.

October 9, 2022 at 9:27 AM Firefighters have knockdown on the fire on Silva Path, all resources will be committed about an hour.

October 9, 2022 at 8:56 AM One water tender to continue in to the structure fire, threat to the vegetation has been mitigated.

October 9, 2022 at 8:52 AM First unit at scene reports a single wide or large travel trailer on fire with minimal extension to the wildland. One engine to continue in, all others can cancel. Best access is of Lague Road.

October 9, 2022 at 8:44 AM Updated location is Silva Path and now a residential structure fire with threat to the vegetation. YCSO is at scene.

October 9, 2022 at 8:39 AM Reported vegetation fire on North Slope Trail off Indiana Ranch Road in the Challenge-Brownsville area, units dispatched.

October 8, 2022 at 7:54 PM Units at scene on Hwy 49 are requesting additional units for traffic control. Eastbound lanes are blocked, officers providing traffic control.

October 8, 2022 at 7:49 PM Reader reported accident on eastbound Hwy 49 at the Broad Street underpass.

October 8, 2022 at 3:10 PM Firefighters have extinguished the car fire and will reopen Wildflower Drive in 10-15 minutes.

October 8, 2022 at 2:51 PM Passenger vehicle fire in Lake Wildwood on Wildflower Drive, emergency services are at scene, roadway is blocked.

October 8, 2022 at 10:12 AM The start of the second annual Heart of Gold gravel race, two challenging gravel-course races through Gold Country that will increase awareness and raise funds for mental wellness programs for children and young adults in Nevada County.

October 8, 2022 at 10:01 AM This is Gypsy, according to her collar. The phone number on the tag is not working. Gypsy has spent the night at the end of New Rome Road. If she is your pup, please call YubaNet at 530-409-9888 for directions.

October 7, 2022 at 8:19 PM A solo vehicle accident on Hwy 49 at Streeter Road has resulted in a fatality. Two lanes are closed.

October 7, 2022 at 1:57 PM A tree company boom truck hit the roof/overhang of a gas station in Cedar Ridge, no injuries reported.

October 7, 2022 at 12:54 PM Non-injury accident in the Holiday Market parking lot on Pleasant Valley Road.

October 7, 2022 at 7:54 AM Saturday’s Heart of Gold gravel race benefits local organizations working with teens. They could use your help for a few hours – check which slots need filling and considered volunteering.

October 6, 2022 at 9:16 PM Vehicle accident, car into a tree, on Tyler Foote Crossing on the San Juan Ridge, units dispatched.

October 6, 2022 at 5:34 PM A car seat is creating a traffic hazard at the Bennett Street offramp on Hwy 49. Cars are swerving to avoid the obstacle seat.

October 6, 2022 at 2:35 PM It takes a… special kind of person to think this is OK. Animal hazard at the Gold Run off ramp of eastbound I-80 at the Caltrans salt house. A vehicle has pulled over and the occupants have let chickens out of the vehicle, to stretch their legs presumably. Now, the chickens are in the roadway. Please use extreme caution in the area.

October 6, 2022 at 2:05 PM First unit at scene on Quaker Hill Cross reports small spot only, a rekindle from a vehicle fire two days ago. All incoming units can cancel.

October 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM Small roadside spot on fire on Quaker Hill Cross Road at Banner Quaker Hill Road. Units dispatched. Nothing visible on cameras yet.

October 6, 2022 at 12:57 PM Power has been restored on the San Juan Ridge.

October 6, 2022 at 12:41 PM 260 customers out of power in the North San Juan area. Estimated time of restoration is 3:30 pm.

October 6, 2022 at 12:00 PM Multiple engines in the area have been unable to locate any fire, continuing to look.

October 6, 2022 at 11:56 AM Units in the area are attempting to locate the reported smoke and make access. Still nothing visible on the cameras.

October 6, 2022 at 11:41 AM Reported vegetation fire on Neptune Lane off Willow Glen Road in the Dobbins area, 25 by 25 ft spot, units dispatched. Nothing visible on the cameras yet.

October 5, 2022 at 9:43 PM Reported flareup on Foresthill Road near the Foresthill High School. Units are at scene, one additional engine to continue in, all others can cancel. Locals are already working on the tree that caught fire.

October 5, 2022 at 7:37 PM Oscar, the wayward pup, is back with his humans after having a ‘lofty’ adventure. All is well.

October 5, 2022 at 1:04 PM Units at scene on Fruitvale are making good progress, threat to the wildland has been mitigated and engine fire has been knocked down.

October 5, 2022 at 12:50 PM Possible vehicle fire with threat to the vegetation on Fruitvale Road near Garden Bar Road in the Lincoln area. Units dispatched.

October 5, 2022 at 12:04 PM Even on the water, you need firefighters! The Navy shared this photo of U.S. Navy Damage Controlman 3rd Class Steven Bowers, a Grass Valley native, aboard the USS Decatur.

PACIFIC OCEAN U.S. Navy Damage Controlman 3rd Class Steven Bowers, from Grass Valley, Calif., and Fireman John Martin, from Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., participate in an aircraft firefighting drill aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73). Decatur is currently operating with Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Negron) Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Negron / DVIDS

October 5, 2022 at 11:45 AM Multi-vehicle collision on Hwy 20 at the McCourtney on ramp, roadway is partially blocked.

October 5, 2022 at 10:38 AM This is Oscar, he’s 10 years old and he went missing from his home this morning at 7:15am near the Pleasant Valley Road/ Bitney Springs intersection in Penn Valley. He has a green collar on, with tags, ID and he is microchipped. Please call 530-432-2015 if you’ve seen him. He’s a sweetheart but he’s scared of everything.


October 5, 2022 at 8:27 AM Non-injury solo vehicle accident on Dog Bar Road near Wheeler Acres Road, emergency services at scene.

October 4, 2022 at 6:24 PM Power outage affecting 209 customers along Rough and Ready Hwy and Squirrel Creek Road in Grass Valley, estimated restoration time is 10:15 pm.

October 4, 2022 at 2:47 PM A reminder: The Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team (TFFT) fall prescribed fire program began today. California State Parks is conducting understory burning on approximately 21 acres in Sugar Pine Point State Park on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore. Smoke is visible, this is not a wildfire. Details here.

October 4, 2022 at 11:59 AM Vehicle off the roadway on Hwy 49 near Old Downieville Hwy, emergency services and law enforcement dispatched.

October 4, 2022 at 11:18 AM Big rig brake fire on westbound I-80 near Drum Forebay, flames are visible. Units dispatched.

October 4, 2022 at 8:10 AM Power outage affecting 217 customers in Alta Sierra, trouble crew has been assigned. Estimated time of restoration is 11:45 am.

October 4, 2022 at 7:19 AM Broken down car partially blocking the lane on Dog Bar Road near the Bear River bridge.

October 3, 2022 at 4:18 PM Reported smoke is an agricultural burn, not a vegetation fire.

October 3, 2022 at 3:57 PM Report of smoke seen in the vicinity of Hwy 20 and Loma Rica Road in Yuba County.

October 3, 2022 at 3:38 PM Heart of Gold is back for its second edition, and more volunteers are needed! Register to volunteer on October 8th  to help make the Heart of Gold Gravel Ride the best day on two wheels for all our participants! 

The Heart of Gold bike ride supports youth mental wellness, and 100% of the proceeds from the race will benefit organizations committed to helping youth in Nevada County thrive. Volunteers are needed at scenic aid stations along the route, venue setup, beverage shifts, clean-up, and more.

October 3, 2022 at 11:03 AM Power outage affecting 878 customers along Red Dog and Cascade Shores in Nevada City, estimated restoration time is 2:45 pm.

October 3, 2022 at 10:53 AM Update from GVPD: “Chase bank is reopening.
The device recovered was found to pose no threat. Additionally, there was no further evidence indicating that this little device was meant to cause fear.
There was never a threat to customers or employees, but we thank the business for treating this unusual circumstance with an abundance of caution.”

October 3, 2022 at 9:40 AM Per Grass Valley Police Department, Chase Bank in Brunswick is temporarily closed and likely to reopen around noon. A suspicious item was located in the Chase Bank night drop which concerned the employees. They evacuated per their protocol and were treating it as an active but contained suspicious device until a technician from Placer County can arrive and make a further determination. Caution/crime scene tape is up around the parking lot to deter foot traffic from walking through the bank property.

October 3, 2022 at 9:05 AM Power outage affecting 605 customers in Browns Valley, estimated time of restoration is 11:30 am. Unrelated to the down power lines in Dobbins.

October 3, 2022 at 9:04 AM Reported power lines down in Dobbins on Frenchtown Road near Frenchtown-Dobbins Road, emergency services dispatched.

October 3, 2022 at 6:50 AM A black cow is standing in the roadway on Lime Kiln Road near McCourtney Road, again. Commuting bovine?

October 3, 2022 at 6:30 AM A reminder, Caltrans will continue tree work on Hwy 174 this week. Motorists should anticipate travel delays and one-way traffic control from the Placer-Nevada County line at the Bear River Bridge to Rollins Lake Road.

October 2, 2022 at 3:31 PM A mattress is creating a traffic hazard in the slow lane of Hwy 49 near Alta Sierra Drive. We recommend a hammock between two trees as a more appropriate napping spot.

October 2, 2022 at 10:35 AM Firefighters have made contact with the campers having an illegal camp fire near Purdon Crossing. The fire is being extinguished now and a violation notice (ticket) is being handed to the campers.

October 2, 2022 at 10:24 AM Units at scene report a witness stated the campers associated with the camp fire last night were confrontational towards people asking them to extinguish their fire. Unknown if they are still in the area. This will be on the south side of the river, the Nevada City side.

October 2, 2022 at 10:04 AM Smoke check in the Purdon Crossing area near Papa’s beach, white smoke reported. Units dispatched, from both the North San Juan and Nevada City sides. Nothing visible from YubaNet HQ.

October 2, 2022 at 9:19 AM

October 2, 2022 at 8:01 AM

October 2, 2022 at 7:51 AM Tanker 88 is over the Yuba canyon for training – no fire reported.

October 2, 2022 at 7:27 AM Out for a Sunday stroll, a cow is wandering in the roadway on Lime Kiln Road at McCourtney.

October 1, 2022 at 9:20 PM Power outage in Browns Valley has been reduced to 390 customers.

October 1, 2022 at 8:15 PM 518 customers out of power in Browns Valley, estimated time of restoration is 10:45 pm.

October 1, 2022 at 10:24 AM Power has been restored to all of the 1,065 customers in the Peardale area.

October 1, 2022 at 7:41 AM The power outage in Peardale is affecting 1,045 customers, estimated restoration time is 11:30 am.

October 1, 2022 at 7:22 AM Reader Chris is offering a reward for the return of his cell phone, lost yesterday in Gateway Park in Penn Valley between 10:15 am and 1:00 pm. The phone contains vital contact and medical info besides irreplaceable photos. If you find a phone in the park, please contact Chris at 310-490-4005 or drop it off with Desiree at the Buttermaker Cottage. Thanks for keeping an eye out.

October 1, 2022 at 7:18 AM Power outage in Peardale.

October 1, 2022 at 7:00 AM Last month’s log can be found here.