NEVADA CITY, Calif. August 4, 2016 – On Monday, August 8th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, KVMR and YubaNet invite you to a community conversation about the state of emergency in the Yuba canyon. Join us at the Nevada Theatre and participate in the dialogue.
Tahoe National Forest Fire Chief Shelly Allen, CAL FIRE NEU Battalion Chief Matt Wallen, State Parks Chief Ranger Matt Green, Captain Jeffrey Pettitt Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, Battalion Chief Boyd Johnson North San Juan Fire Department, Caleb Dardick South Yuba River Citizens League and Nevada County Consolidated Fire Department have confirmed their attendance.
The Yuba Fire was reported in the early morning hours of August 2, 2016. Firefighters made their way to the incident and reported numerous fire rings and evidence of campfires along the river.
It is time to recognize and deal with the problem. In the fifth year of a drought, with extensive beetle infestations further weakening trees, fire danger is extremely high. Campfires in the Yuba canyon put all of western Nevada County at risk for another major wildfire like the 49’er Fire.
The community and agencies need to work together to mitigate the danger, this townhall is the beginning of the collaboration.
The event will be live broadcast on KVMR FM 89.5 and we will take questions from the audience in the theater and online.
The event is free and open to everyone.