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August 31, 2023 at 11:53 PM Extensive mop-up operations on the Springs incident, resources will be committed for several hours.

August 31, 2023 at 11:30 PM Firefighters are close to having knockdown on the Springs fire.

August 31, 2023 at 11:16 PM Fire activity is moderating on the Springs incident. IC is requesting PG&E to respond to the fire to disconnect electrical power.

August 31, 2023 at 10:58 PM Additional water tender has arrived at scene, alleviating the water supply concern.

August 31, 2023 at 10:48 PM Forward progress of the vegetation portion of the Springs incident has been stopped. The structure is still well involved, firefighters have confirmed everyone made it out of the home. Still working on knockdown for the structure.

August 31, 2023 at 10:36 PM There is no threat to neighboring residences at this time. Firefighters are making progress.

August 31, 2023 at 10:28 PM Washington Ridge crew dispatched to the Springs fire for the vegetation portion of the fire.

August 31, 2023 at 10:26 PM Firefighters are starting hoselay around the structure. Approximately 1/4 acre of wildland involved.

August 31, 2023 at 10:24 PM Springs IC reports there is some wildland involvement at the back of the house. All incoming units to continue in.

August 31, 2023 at 10:23 PM Units at scene report a residential structure, approximately 50% involved. Outbuilding/trailer also catching. All units to continue in.

August 31, 2023 at 10:16 PM First unit arriving at scene is requesting two additional water tenders.

August 31, 2023 at 10:14 PM All occupants are reported out of the building on Bitney Springs Road.

August 31, 2023 at 10:11 PM Residential structure fire, reported as a fully involved structure, on Bitney Springs Road near Excelsior Road. Numerous resources dispatched.

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August 31, 2023 at 6:54 PM Reader report of a tree down on Hwy 20 just west of the old 5-Mile house. Several cars stopped.

August 31, 2023 at 5:34 PM All units dispatched to the reported brake fire are being canceled. The area has been searched in both directions of travel, no fire.

August 31, 2023 at 5:24 PM Air Attack, two tankers and one helicopter en route to the reported brake fire on I-80.

August 31, 2023 at 5:23 PM Now emergency services being dispatched to the accident on Scotts Flat Road.

August 31, 2023 at 5:17 PM Big rig brake fire, with threat to the vegetation on westbound I-80 just west of Blue Canyon, units dispatched.

August 31, 2023 at 5:12 PM Reported accident on Scotts Flat Road, no injuries reported.

August 31, 2023 at 5:03 PM Car vs cyclist near Bear River High scholl on Combie Road, emergency services dispatched.

August 31, 2023 at 4:30 PM Accident on Hwy 49 at North Bloomfield Road, two cars involved. Emergency services dispatched.

August 31, 2023 at 2:12 PM Reported vegetation fire in the area of Village Road and Polaris Drive in North Tahoe. Units dispatched.

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August 31, 2023 at 2:03 PM Cooler with scattered showers and thunderstorms into the weekend. Cooler temperatures Friday and into the weekend with scattered showers and thunderstorms and gusty onshore winds at times. Rain rates are expected to remain below debris flow thresholds at this time. In the very high elevations (10,000ft level) snow flurries could be possible.

August 31, 2023 at 10:46 AM

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August 31, 2023 at 10:32 AM Reader Amy reports: Road work on Banner between Idaho-Maryland and Red Dog Road, one way traffic with flaggers, can be up to 10 minute wait time.

August 31, 2023 at 8:00 AM The turkey brood has grown up!

Juvenile turkeys at HQ on Aug. 31, 2023
Juvenile turkeys at HQ on Aug. 31, 2023

August 30, 2023 at 9:16 PM Vehicle over the embankment on Hwy 20, 1 mile west of Harmony Ridge Road. Units dispatched.

August 30, 2023 at 7:11 PM A reminder, don't miss tonight's Blue Super Moon. Find a location with a clear view to the east southeast around 8:00 pm and enjoy. If you miss it, the next blue moons will occur in January and March 2037.

The phases of the Moon for August 2023.
The phases of the Moon for August 2023. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

August 30, 2023 at 4:30 PM For the past two weeks the Nevada County Strike Team has been assigned to the Happy Camp Complex in the Klamath/Siskiyou area. Today they are making their way home and will return to their stations. Welcome back! The 4101-C strike team consists of:

Peardale Chicago Park Fire
Grass Valley Fire
Nevada County Consolidated Fire
North San Juan Fire
Higgins Fire

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August 30, 2023 at 12:41 PM First unit at scene in Dutch Flat reports a 20 by 10 spot, already extinguished.

August 30, 2023 at 12:36 PM Reported vegetation fire on Dutch Flat Road across from Ridge Road in Dutch Flat. Full wildland dispatch on order.

August 30, 2023 at 11:38 AM Reader-reported power outage on Day Road in Peardale.

August 30, 2023 at 9:44 AM This little guy is hanging out in the Deer Park Drive area in Nevada City. Friendly, but wandered off after having a drink of water. He has a lower tooth sticking out and definitely seems to be lost. If this is your pup, head on to Deer Park Drive.

Deer Park Drive pup

August 30, 2023 at 8:21 AM Critical Fire Weather Conditions into this evening. Gusty north winds combined with low humidity will lead to critical fire weather conditions into this evening. Periods of wildfire smoke may continue to impact portions of interior northern California. Areas of Moderate HeatRisk today across portions of the Valley. Much cooler temperatures Friday and into the weekend with breezy winds, possible showers and isolated thunderstorms.

August 30, 2023 at 7:05 AM The PSPS for the northern Sacramento Valley and portions of Butte County is in effect.

August 29, 2023 at 11:09 PM Fawn IC is requesting additional resources for a spot fire. We will post updates for both fires on the Buttermilk page.

August 29, 2023 at 11:03 PM Fawn IC reports they are making good progress, fire is burning at a slow rate of spread.

August 29, 2023 at 10:59 PM Units at scene on Fawnbrook report approximately 1/4 acre in timber. This will be the Fawn incident.

August 29, 2023 at 10:56 PM Report of another possible fire on Hwy 49 near Fawnbrook Road, before Pleasant Valley Road on Hwy 49 in North San Juan.

August 29, 2023 at 10:38 PM All updates on the Buttermilk Fire will be posted here: https://webhamradio.com/regional-fires/buttermilk/

August 29, 2023 at 10:29 PM First unit at scene reports a fire on the hillside. All units to continue in.

August 29, 2023 at 10:27 PM Camera shows trees torching, updated location is Buttermilk Bend.

August 29, 2023 at 10:17 PM Reported vegetation fire on the 18000 block of Pleasant Valley Road in the North San Juan area near the Buttermilk Bend Trail. Multiple units dispatched.

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August 29, 2023 at 7:54 PM The haze you are seeing is from fires in the far northern portion of the state. Here is the Experimental Smoke Forecast:

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August 29, 2023 at 6:15 PM An unspecified traffic hazard on Bitney Springs Road at Pleasant Valley Road.

August 29, 2023 at 1:31 PM Reader Marina reports seeing a German Shepherd at the lower part of Gracie Rd. He seemed lost and didn't have a leash on. Is your pup safe?

August 29, 2023 at 12:30 PM A traffic hazard on Hwy 20 at Smartville Road - stuff is falling off the back of a red truck (for real.)

August 29, 2023 at 11:06 AM Reader Dylan found this Western screech owl Great Gray Owl in his pool this morning. According to Dylan, “mate is up in tree waiting for their wet significant other to dry off. Owl wings don't work when wet. Hopefully a happy ending. Cats are locked in our house.” Thanks for sharing!

August 29, 2023 at 8:50 AM Critical Fire Weather Conditions Likely Tonight-Wednesday. Minimum humidity of 8-15% forecast across most of the Sacramento Valley and lower foothill elevations. Gusty winds, dry fuels, and low humidity will lead to easier fire starts and the potential for rapid spread of new or existing fires.

August 29, 2023 at 8:39 AM

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August 29, 2023 at 6:48 AM Two-car accident on Hwy 49 near Station 88 at Allison Ranch Road, the roadway is clear.

August 28, 2023 at 9:32 PM Overturned vehicle on southbound Hwy 49 at Smith Road.

August 28, 2023 at 8:10 PM The third pup found on Live Oak Lane has been reunited with their humans. All is well.

August 28, 2023 at 3:20 PM Two of the three wayward pups have been reunited with their humans. However, the pup on the right of the photo is still waiting to be picked up.

One pup still waiting for their human(s)

August 28, 2023 at 3:00 PM Northbound Hwy 49 at Gold Flat in Nevada City has been transformed into an obstacle course by boxes, wood and debris in the roadway. Use caution in the area!

August 28, 2023 at 2:52 PM Three pups found on Live Oak Lane in Grass Valley. Please call 530-798-0640 to retrieve them if they are yours.

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August 28, 2023 at 2:30 PM PG&E has issued an Outage Watch for a possible PSPS Event 08/30/2023. Shutoffs likely. Affected counties: Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Napa, Shasta, Tehama and Yolo.

August 28, 2023 at 1:12 PM The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Fire Weather Watch for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect from Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening.

Fire Weather Watch Aug. 29-30, 2023

August 28, 2023 at 8:51 AM A large trash can in the roadway on southbound Hwy 49 at Brunswick. Obviously didn't get the memo that littering is not cool and the transfer station is closed to the public today.

August 28, 2023 at 8:37 AM Elevated Fire Weather Concerns Wednesday. Gusty north winds combined with low humidity may lead to elevated fire weather conditions on Wednesday. Minimum humidity of 8-15% forecast across most of the Sacramento Valley and lower foothill elevations. Much cooler temperatures Friday and into the weekend.

August 27, 2023 at 6:12 PM Ponderosa IC is releasing all resources assigned to the incident. No fire.

August 27, 2023 at 6:03 PM Air Attack 230 is leaving the area, reporting only haze.

August 27, 2023 at 5:59 PM Air Attack is releasing both tankers back to Grass Valley, nothing showing.

August 27, 2023 at 5:52 PM Units in the area are still attempting to locate the fire, so far nothing showing. All incoming units to stage at their current locations. Air Attack and two tankers have lifted and are overhead. Helicopter 6WL is arriving as well.

August 27, 2023 at 5:50 PM Fire units still continuing towards the reported fire on South Ponderosa.

August 27, 2023 at 5:49 PM Units in the area are unable to locate any fire, nothing showing on the cameras.

August 27, 2023 at 5:44 PM Reported vegetation fire on Hwy 20 at South Ponderosa Way in Grass Valley, reported near the overpass. Full wildland dispatch on order for the reported 100 ft by 20 ft long fire.

August 27, 2023 at 5:43 PM First unit at scene on westbound I-80 reports like smoke showing from the big rig, no flames and no threat to the vegetation. Two engines to continue in, all others can cancel.

August 27, 2023 at 5:39 PM Full wildland dispatch on order for a reported big rig with brakes on fire, westbound I-80 just past the Hwy 174 exit. Nothing visible on the cameras.

August 27, 2023 at 12:29 PM Escaped BBQ fire into the vegetation at Rollins Lake Road, units dispatched. Reported near the green gate.

August 27, 2023 at 11:55 AM A 3 ft log is blocking the on ramp at the Brunswick Road bridge of Hwy 49. Use caution in the area and that's not a good spot for reforestation.

August 27, 2023 at 11:42 AM Power outage in Chicago Park has been reduced to 180 customers in Bear River Pines, restoration imminent.

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August 27, 2023 at 11:41 AM Overturned vehicle on East Empire Street, emergency services at scene.

August 27, 2023 at 9:54 AM Still 442 customers out of power in the Oregon House area. Latest estimate of restoration is 2:00 pm for the outage that began yesterday at 6:57 pm.

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August 27, 2023 at 9:02 AM Power outage affecting 538 customers along Hwy 174 in Chicago Park to Dog Bar Road, estimated time of restoration is 1:15 pm.

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August 26, 2023 at 9:49 PM SUV vs telephone pole on Piper Hill Driver near Farrell Drive in the Penn Valley area, emergency services dispatched.

August 26, 2023 at 8:20 PM 523 customers are out of power in the Oregon House area, with an estimated restoration time of 12:45 am.

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August 26, 2023 at 3:35 PM Andressen IC reports approximately 1/4 acre, resources at scene have a line around it. One additional engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

August 26, 2023 at 3:33 PM First unit has arrived at scene of the Andressen Fire, Air support has lifted off Grass Valley.

August 26, 2023 at 3:30 PM Helicopter 6WL has lifted from Auburn to the pasture fire.

August 26, 2023 at 3:25 PM Reported vegetation fire, Andressen Road in the Sheridan area in Placer County. Full wildland dispatch on order, fire in a pasture.

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August 26, 2023 at 8:09 AM Margo has been found safely and is being evaluated by medics.

August 26, 2023 at 7:43 AM Truckee Police Missing Person notification: Margo Combs. White Female Adult. 5’6” 110lbs grey streaked hair, blue eyes. Unknown clothing. Possibly barefoot. Last seen on Fir street (west end Donner lake neighborhood) at 10pm on Friday 8/25. Suffers from dementia. Call 9-1-1 if seen or call 530-550-2320 if you have any information. If you have cameras in this area we ask you to check them to see if Margo is seen on the cameras.

August 25, 2023 at 5:01 PM Non-injury accident on Hwy 49 at Pleasant Valley Road, emergency services dispatched.

August 25, 2023 at 4:22 PM Non-injury accident on Hwy 20 at Washington Road, the roadway is clear.

August 25, 2023 at 2:57 PM A 30-ft trailer is blocking the Bear River bridge on Dog Bar Road.

August 25, 2023 at 12:54 PM Tankers have been released from the Dornes incident, forward progress has been stopped. Fire is contained.

Dornes Fire. Photo by AA 230
Dornes Fire. Photo by AA 230

August 25, 2023 at 12:47 PM The Dornes fire is boxed in by retardant lines, helicopter is working a hotspot on the right flank.

August 25, 2023 at 12:45 PM Forward progress of the fire on Dornes is being slowed by a dirt road and no threat to structures, according to Air Attack.

August 25, 2023 at 12:39 PM Full wildland dispatch at scene of a 1-acre fire on Dornes Road near Riosa Road north of Lincoln.

Dornes Fire

August 25, 2023 at 6:58 AM Tahoe National Forest Battalion has located an abandoned campfire in the area, requesting a wildland fire engine (Type 6) due to narrow access road. Fire is a 5 by 10 spot, slow rate of spread. They can handle with the one Type 6 engine, all others can cancel.

August 25, 2023 at 6:54 AM Reported smoke on Hwy 20 near Pine Flat Road (5 Mile House area), Tahoe and CAL FIRE engines in the area, attempting to locate.

August 24, 2023 at 9:43 PM Peardale Chicago Park Firefighters are still working up north apart of 4101 Charlie Strike Team out of Nevada County. They continue to be assigned to the Happy Camp Complex in the Klamath and Siskiyou County areas. Crews continue to perform structure protection and mop up operations. Report and photos PIO Daniel Ramey.

August 24, 2023 at 3:39 PM Rare enough that it's worth noting: No power outages in Nevada County at this time.

August 24, 2023 at 12:16 PM Firefighters dispatched to check a small fire fire on Vandervere Road. Possible started by an overheated compost pile, no threat to structures.

August 24, 2023 at 10:13 AM Good news, the Highway Fire near the Little Town of Washington is now 90% contained.

August 23, 2023 at 4:04 PM Donner Pass Road is open. Motorists should be aware that Herback General Engineering will be striping the road starting Friday, August 25, through Sunday, August 27, nightly from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. with traffic controls including 20-minute delays. The reopening comes a week earlier than planned.

August 23, 2023 at 9:52 AM PG&E has restored power to the remaining 180 customers at Bear River Pines from yesterday's outage that started around 9:00 pm with 2,117 customers.

August 23, 2023 at 9:41 AM Northbound lane is blocked on Brunswick Road near Loma Rica Drive by an abandoned vehicle.

August 23, 2023 at 8:24 AM Reader report of a German Shepherd or Husky puppy running in the roadway on Ridge Road between Alta and Upper Slate Creek Road. Use caution in the area and slow down please.

August 22, 2023 at 11:29 PM Still 468 customers out around Rollins Reservoir.

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August 22, 2023 at 10:47 PM Outage in the Chicago Park area has been reduced to 605 customers.

August 22, 2023 at 9:23 PM PG&E now reporting 2,117 customers out of power in the Peardale Chicago Park area. Estimated restoration time is 1:30 am.

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August 22, 2023 at 9:15 PM Power outage in Meadow Vista confirmed by PG&E for 2,429 customers with an estimated restoration time of 11:00 pm. However, reader reports are coming in that power is also out in Peardale, Chicago Park and Colfax - reader report their restoration time to be 1:30 am.

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August 22, 2023 at 8:59 PM Report by Captain Josh Ramey of PCP Fire: Peardale-Chicago Park Fire responded to a vehicle into a power pole on Hwy 174 at Bass Trail. One patient was transported by Sierra Nevada Ambulance. Ophir Hill Fire also responded.

August 22, 2023 at 3:43 PM Accident on Hwy 174 at Bass Trail. Overturned car after colliding with a power pole. Units dispatched.

August 22, 2023 at 11:26 AM PG&E has finally updated their map. 2,002 customers out of power (caused cited by PG&E: Our preliminary determination is that your outage was caused by the weather.) No estimate of restoration time given.

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August 22, 2023 at 11:21 AM Reported power outage in the Nevada City area, no PG&E update yet.

August 22, 2023 at 9:55 AM A Few Lingering Showers and Thunderstorms over the Mountains Today. Warmer temperatures through Thursday, then cooling returns for the weekend.

August 22, 2023 at 9:26 AM This story is amazing, complete with a hawk gallery! Ann Westling: Red-shouldered Hawk Watch

August 21, 2023 at 7:04 PM Thanks to Peardale Chicago Park Fire for these photos of the lightning-stricken tree in Peardale.

August 21, 2023 at 5:21 PM Peardale Chicago Park Fire responded to a lightning strike on New Deal Road in the You Bet area. Fire crews and local residents contained the fire to a small spot. As the area dries out from the rain, fire crews will be patrolling for other possible starts. Ophir Hill Fire and CAL FIRE units also responded.

August 21, 2023 at 4:33 PM Power outage affecting 882 customers along Red Dog and in Cascade Shores now expected power to be resolved at 11:00 pm. Trouble crews are replacing the power pole sheared off by the car vs pole accident.

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August 21, 2023 at 3:43 PM A special weather statement has been issued for Grass Valley CA, Diamond Springs CA and Placerville CA until 4:15 PM. Locations impacted include Grass Valley, Placerville, Sonora, Brush Creek Rs, Downieville, San Andreas, Cisco, Calaveras Big Trees SP, Blue Canyon, Big Bend Summit, Bear Valley, Pulga, Sierra City, Baxter, Quincy, Lake Of The Pines, East Quincy, Colfax, Stirling City and Rail Road Flat. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

A special weather statement has been issued for Grass Valley CA, Diamond Springs CA and  Placerville CA until 4:15 PM PDT

August 21, 2023 at 3:29 PM Dog running in the lanes on southbound Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive. Watch for the pup and the animal control officers that'll try to rescue him.

August 21, 2023 at 3:11 PM Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of western Tuolumne, central El Dorado, central Placer, Calaveras, southwestern Nevada and central Amador Counties through 3:45 PM.

A special weather statement has been issued for Diamond Springs CA, Placerville CA and  Pollock Pines CA until 3:45 PM PDT

August 21, 2023 at 1:10 PM Accident, with extrication required, on Red Dog Road near Pasquale Road. Vehicle into a power pole, pole has snapped and is on the car. Units dispatched.

August 21, 2023 at 12:01 PM Solo vehicle accident, car up the embankment, on Lime Kiln Road near Hwy 49, emergency services dispatched.

August 21, 2023 at 11:37 AM Scattered Thunderstorms Today with Heavy Rain. Rain rates may approach burn scar debris flow thresholds for the Mosquito and Caldor burn scars with any strong storms this afternoon and evening. Heaviest rain rates expected between 2-8 PM.

August 21, 2023 at 11:21 AM Flash Flood Watch for the Mosquito Burn Scar in effect this afternoon and evening. Flash flooding and debris flows caused by excessive rainfall from thunderstorms are possible over the Mosquito burn scar. Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall over the Mosquito burn scar are expected up to and during the period of the watch. The heaviest rainfall is expected between 4 PM and 8 PM. Residents near the Mosquito burn scar should prepare for potential flooding impacts. Be sure to stay up to date with information from local authorities. Heavy rainfall could trigger flash flooding of low-lying areas, urbanized street flooding, and debris flows in and near recent wildfire burn scars.

August 21, 2023 at 10:50 AM Traffic is backing up at the accident on Hwy 49. One lane is blocked. Thanks to reader Mike for the photo.

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August 21, 2023 at 10:38 AM Accident on northbound Hwy 49 at Quail Creek, two cars involved. Emergency services at scene.

August 21, 2023 at 9:48 AM Vehicle off the roadway on southbound Hwy 49 at Brunswick.

August 21, 2023 at 9:12 AM Pancake the escape dog has been located and she is safe. All is well.

August 21, 2023 at 8:24 AM PG&E message: power restored to the 734 customers in the Rough and Ready area.

August 21, 2023 at 8:06 AM Power outage in North Auburn affecting 2,313 customers. Estimated time of restoration is 12:30 pm.

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August 21, 2023 at 7:58 AM The 734 customers still out from the power outage that started at 6:23 pm yesterday now have a restoration time of noon.

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August 20, 2023 at 8:02 PM Still 1,035 customers out in the Penn Valley and Rough & Ready area.

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August 20, 2023 at 7:33 PM Power has been partially restored for the Penn Valley outage. No update from PG&E yet.

August 20, 2023 at 6:41 PM Power outage affecting 3,781 customers in the Penn Valley and Rough & Ready area. Estimated time of restoration is 2:15 am.

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August 20, 2023 at 5:07 PM Widespread rain later this afternoon through Monday, with lingering mountain showers on Tuesday. Isolated thunderstorms possible through Tuesday.

August 20, 2023 at 3:51 PM The pup found on Conservation Road has escaped the yard where he was held. What for the dog, especially on the roadways.

August 20, 2023 at 12:02 PM Found this dog one mile east of Conservation Camp on Hwy 20. Was wandering with another big light colored dog but we only were able to get this one. Friendly, unfixed male. No collar. Currently hanging out in our yard. Call 530-277-0421 if this is your dog.

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August 20, 2023 at 12:00 PM The two pups from North San Juan are back with their humans. All is well.

August 19, 2023 at 8:57 PM An update from Peardale-Chicago Park Fire PIO Daniel Ramey:

An update on 4101 Charlie Strike Team from Nevada County. Yesterday, crews put in a long 24-hour shift on the Scott Fire which is part of the Happy Camp Complex in the Klamath and Siskiyou area. The Strike Team cut hand line, conducted structure protection and supported burning operations. #NevadaCountyStrikeTeam #PCPFire #GrassValleyFire #NevadaCountyConsolidatedFire #NorthSanJuanFire #HigginsFire #californiafirefighter #NevadaCounty #Captain5 #Firefighters #HappyCamp #SiskiyouCounty #Klamath

August 19, 2023 at 8:14 PM These two pups have been hanging out with near friends all day near downtown NSJ. If they're yours, please contact 415 686 5274.

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August 19, 2023 at 5:19 PM Sierra IC reports the fire has been extinguished, one engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

August 19, 2023 at 5:18 PM First unit at scene on Sierra Drive reports smoke coming from the residence, all units to continue in.

August 19, 2023 at 5:15 PM Residential structure fire on Sierra Circle off Spenceville Road in Penn Valley, units dispatched.

August 19, 2023 at 5:15 PM PG&E has restored power in the Penn Valley area.

August 19, 2023 at 5:12 PM A dog is running in the roadway on Duggans 1/4 mile from Wolf Road. Check if your pup is safe.

August 19, 2023 at 5:03 PM A report of a 20 by 20 roadside spot on Larsen Road near Orchard Spring in the Chicago Park area. Units arriving at scene.

August 19, 2023 at 4:54 PM These two gentle but very skittish dogs have been hanging out with the Slide Mountain crew at Alpha Diggings since the beginning of the Highway fire. The crew has been feeding them and sharing their water. If those are your pups, report to the ICP.

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August 19, 2023 at 4:34 PM Power outage affecting 2,113 customers in the Rough & Ready and Penn Valley area. Estimated restoration time is 12:15 am (Sunday)

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August 19, 2023 at 4:21 PM This is Pancake. She ran away from a boarding place on Allison Ranch Road, headed towards Raley's. She has a collar on and if you see her, please contact 530-559-2844.

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August 19, 2023 at 4:17 PM Power outage in Rough and Ready, again, according to a reader report.

August 19, 2023 at 2:46 PM Car with faulty tire has stopped.

August 19, 2023 at 2:43 PM Report of a car towing a trailer with a smoking and sparking tire on Oak Tree near Tyler Foote in North San Juan. A unit close by will try to stop the car.

August 19, 2023 at 1:06 PM Medical call at the 49 bridge at the river, not a fire.

August 19, 2023 at 10:21 AM Power outage affecting 135 customers along Lodestar Drive and Conestoga Drive, with an estimated time of restoration of 1:15 pm.

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August 19, 2023 at 10:05 AM Reader Greg reports a PGE power outage in Alta Sierra on Lodestar Dr. No utility report yet.

August 18, 2023 at 7:32 PM Two Burning Man vehicles are parked in the roadway on Newtown Road between Bitney Springs and Empress Road. Dudes, it's OK to ask for directions…

August 18, 2023 at 5:36 PM Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of northeastern El Dorado, northeastern Placer, southwestern Sierra and northeastern Nevada Counties through 6:15 PM. Locations impacted include Sierra City, Baxter, Blue Canyon, Cisco, Big Bend Summit, Emigrant Gap, Sugar Pine, Bowman Lake, Alleghany, White Cloud Campground, Lake Spaulding, Skillman Campground, Rattlesnake Mountain and Graniteville.

Locations under the special weather statement include: Sierra City, Baxter, Blue Canyon, Cisco, Big Bend Summit, Emigrant Gap, Sugar Pine, Bowman Lake, Alleghany, White Cloud Campground, Lake Spaulding, Skillman Campground, Rattlesnake Mountain and Graniteville.

August 18, 2023 at 4:40 PM Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of eastern El Dorado, east central Placer and northeastern Amador counties through 5:30 PM. At 4:32 PM, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Big Bend Summit to Shriner Lake Campground. Movement was north at 35 mph.

August 18, 2023 at 3:40 PM Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of southeastern Plumas, Sierra and northeastern Nevada Counties through 430 PM

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August 18, 2023 at 2:04 PM Reported accident the Gold Flat Road Overpass on Hwy 49, debris in the roadway, units dispatched.

August 18, 2023 at 9:58 AM Firefighters have completed the check on all the extinguished spots on yesterday's Reader incident.

August 18, 2023 at 9:00 AM Firefighters checking yesterday's Reader incident, smoke reported.

August 18, 2023 at 8:57 AM Mountain Showers/Thunderstorms through the Weekend. Isolated mountain thunderstorms through the weekend; fire starts possible due to lightning. Remnant moisture from Hurricane Hilary will bring widespread showers to NorCal early next week; heaviest precipitation in our area will be over the mountains.

August 18, 2023 at 8:23 AM Smoke forecast for today.

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August 18, 2023 at 1:43 AM Firefighters have to plumb a very long hoselay due to the location of the Banner incident. There is no threat to structures and no spread has been reported.

August 18, 2023 at 1:02 AM Banner IC is releasing all the local fire resources, CAL FIRE apparatus will make access to the fire and be committed for about 2-3 hours. It'll take about 30 minutes to get the dozer to the fire due to access issues.

August 18, 2023 at 12:59 AM All incoming units are staging at Red Dog and Pasquale, there are access issues to be worked out. Fire is estimated at less than 1 acre and is off Banner Mountain Trail.

August 18, 2023 at 12:52 AM First unit at scene of the reported vegetation fire near Red Dog and Pasquale in Nevada City reports 1/4 acre in heavy fuels and slash. This will be the Banner incident.

August 17, 2023 at 6:30 PM Updates on the Reader Fire (four separate fires) will be posted here: https://webhamradio.com/regional/reader/

August 17, 2023 at 6:23 PM Multiple spot fires reported from the initial fire on the river. Approximate location is on the North San Juan side before Shady Creek.

August 17, 2023 at 6:18 PM Reported vegetation fire, full wildland dispatch on order, between 49 bridge and Reader Ranch Road.

August 17, 2023 at 3:12 PM Firefighters have contained the small spot on Hwy 49 near Allison Ranch Road, resources will be committed for another hour. The roadway is fully open again.

August 17, 2023 at 11:26 AM Yesterday Nevada County sent a Type-3 Engine Strike Team to the Head Fire in Siskiyou County. Before units arrived at the Head Fire, they were diverted to the Scott Fire in the Fort Jones area for immediate need structure protection in a remote area of the wilderness. Brush-57, Brush-5, Engine-6168, Brush-23, and Brush-89 are part of the strike team which is being led by Jason Davison, of Nevada County Consolidated Fire. Chris Armstrong of Grass Valley Fire is the strike team leader trainee.

The Nevada County Strike Team. Photo Daniel Ramey PCPFire
The Nevada County Strike Team. Photo Daniel Ramey PCPFire

August 17, 2023 at 10:18 AM Power outage affecting 78 customers along Marjon Drive off Ridge Road in Nevada City. Estimated time of restoration is 1:45 pm. PG&E states “Our preliminary determination is that your outage was caused by the weather.”

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August 17, 2023 at 10:12 AM California lightning map shows over 2,000 strikes, with majority in national forests. Northern California faces large fires. Stay updated with Fire News section.

August 17, 2023 at 8:36 AM On the Poker Flat incident, all lines held throughout the night, Helicopter 514 is over the fire.

August 17, 2023 at 7:22 AM Homeowner on Valley Drive claims to be unaware of burn restrictions, the 2 by 2 ft pile has been extinguished.

August 17, 2023 at 7:18 AM Updated address for the reported burn pile is on Valley Drive off Rough and Ready Hwy. Units are at scene.

August 17, 2023 at 7:11 AM Report of a possible burn pile on Rough and Ready Hwy, units dispatched.

August 16, 2023 at 8:58 PM Ground resources dispatched to the Poker incident will have to stage at the Poker Flat OHV area and hike in over two miles.

August 16, 2023 at 7:25 PM Confirmed small lightning-caused fire near Saddleback Road and Poker Flat in Sierra County. Helicopter 514 will work the fire.

August 16, 2023 at 7:17 PM Vehicle rollover on North Bloomfield Road near Madrone Way, units dispatched.

August 16, 2023 at 5:43 PM Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of Plumas, northeastern Tehama, northeastern Butte and southwestern Lassen Counties through 6:15 PM

August 16, 2023 at 5:08 PM Accident on Hwy 49 near Old Downieville Road, units at scene, the radway is blocked.

August 16, 2023 at 2:50 PM All updates on the Highway fire on Hwy 20 and Town of Washington will be posted here: https://webhamradio.com/regional-fires/highway-2/

August 16, 2023 at 2:42 PM Augmented dispatched, CAL FIRE resources assisting the Tahoe National Forest on the Highway Fire.

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August 16, 2023 at 2:25 PM Vegetation fire visible on cameras, on Hwy 20 near the Vista Point and the Washington Road turnoff. This will be the Highway incident.

August 16, 2023 at 2:12 PM Power outage affecting 650 customers on Lime Kiln and Duggans Road in south county. Estimated time of restoration is 4:15 pm.

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August 16, 2023 at 1:00 PM Accident on Brunswick Road at Whispering Pines, two cars involved, passersby rendering assistance according to a reader report. The roadway is blocked.

August 16, 2023 at 10:54 AM From NCSO: Today is a special day for the Nevada County Regional Dispatch Center (RDC). For those unaware, dispatchers at RDC handle all 911 calls and all non-emergency calls for our entire county of 100,000-plus people. One year ago today, RDC moved from a very small location with no windows and limited space to its new facility. Dispatchers now have windows and natural light, along with a spacious new setup for all of their telecommunication's equipment, on top of a full kitchen and showers if needed. Dispatchers work 12-hour shifts, and the move has boosted overall happiness and job satisfaction. Friends of California Highway Patrol, Grass Valley Police Department Nevada City Police Department, Truckee Police, NCLawFire.org, Nevada County Board of Supervisors, KNCO Newstalk 830, WebhamRadio, and even Mugz the mascot of Truckee PD came out to celebrate RDC’s one-year anniversary in its new home and to meet the very faces behind the voices of 911 who help connect law enforcement and CAL FIRE to community members in need. Thank you, 911 dispatchers, for your dedication to our community, and Happy Birthday, RDC!

NCSO RDC celebrates their 1-year anniversary in the new facility.
NCSO RDC celebrates their 1-year anniversary in the new facility. Photo WebhamRadio

August 16, 2023 at 10:50 AM Overturned truck on Dog Bar Road blocking the roadway between Lirie and Carrie Drive. Also, Caltrans is doing emergency work on Hwy 49 between the Rood Center and Newtown Road. One way traffic with a pilot car. Expect delays.

August 15, 2023 at 9:20 PM Numerous lightning-caused fires broke out this afternoon, on the Mendocino, Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests. Here is a brief summary:

CA-KNF Head: 4000 acres brush and timber, 0% contained. Fire has a rapid rate of spread, structures are threatened with evacuations in progress. There is a threat to powerlines and HWY 96, Hwy 96 is currently closed to through traffic.

CA-MNF Slide: 60 acres, 0% contained with a moderate rate of spread. Structures are threatened.

CA-SHF Upper: 150 acres timber, 0% contained. Fire is located in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Fire has a moderate rate of spread with short range spotting

CA-SRF Lone Pine: 150 acres timber, 0% contained with moderate rate of spread. Structures are threatened and there is a threat to cultural land of The Hoopa Tribe

CA-SRF Diamond: 30 acres timber, 0% contained with a moderate rate of spread.

CA-SRF Holiday: 100 acres timber, 0% contained, with a moderate rate of spread.

August 15, 2023 at 5:51 PM Confirmed fire in the Tadpole Creek area on the Tahoe National Forest. Helicopter 514 is at scene, requesting a rappel crew due to the remote location on the North Fork of the American River. 1/4 to 1/2 acre, slow rate of spread.

August 15, 2023 at 5:21 PM Reported big rig fire on I-80 is a rolling fire, brakes on fire on a big rig, per CHP log.

August 15, 2023 at 5:20 PM The word of the day is “waterdog.” A pocket of fog that collects in mountains after rain or thunderstorms. It looks like a smoke plume, but it’s just water vapor.

Not a smoke plume, but a waterdog
Not a smoke plume, but a waterdog

August 15, 2023 at 5:14 PM Several smoke checks underway in the Washington area. So far no fire, just waterdogs.

August 15, 2023 at 5:13 PM Big rig fire on westbound I-80 with possible spread to the vegetation. Units dispatched.

August 15, 2023 at 4:51 PM Reported vegetation fire, north of the Town of Washington. Vague report with no exact location. Helicopter 514 will take a look.

August 15, 2023 at 4:02 PM Reader report: There is no power at Pine Creek center. Raleys and others are closed. SPD/Target center is open.

August 15, 2023 at 3:43 PM Power outage affecting 1,059 customers along Hwy 49 and Hwy 174 in Grass Valley. Estimated time of restoration is 6:00 pm. The outage has not affected the Pine Creek Shopping Center (generators.)

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August 15, 2023 at 3:39 PM Pickup truck with flames visible on northbound Hwy 49 at the Mcknight off ramp, units at scene.

August 15, 2023 at 2:07 PM A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of south central Plumas and east central Butte Counties through 2:45 PM. Winds in excess of 30 mph and half inch hail. Very heavy rain is also possible.

A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of south central Plumas and east central Butte Counties through 2:45 PM.

August 15, 2023 at 1:47 PM Lightning map: 3,730 strikes on Monday in California. Lightning activity focused over the Sierra and Mendocino areas on Monday. 3,730 strikes were recorded within California and 2,703 strikes were detected within the National Forests.

August 15, 2023 at 1:29 PM Four goats in the roadway on Hwy 49 near Newtown Road. Wondering if those are members of the Cement Hill Roaming Goat posse. Animal Control has been notified and will corral them.

August 15, 2023 at 10:53 AM Update on the lightning fires on the Tahoe National Forest:

POLL: 20×20. Lined and in patrol status. Will be monitored today.
WEBER: Lined and will be staffed today to continue mop-up operations. .5 acres.
ENGLISH: Lined and will be staffed through the day to continue mop up operations. Approximately 50×50.
OMEGA: Held at .5 acres. Lined and mop up will continue today.
MEADOW: Lightning struck tree with 20×20 ground fire. Two rappellers staffed it through the night. It is lined and the hazard tree has been been put on the ground. Truckee Hotshots are working their way in.
GRANITE - Visible from Interstate 80, less than 1/4 acre, 4 rappellers staffed incident through the night. Currently lined and in mop up status. Lightning struck tree which was very dangerous. Crews are working on mitigating the hazard. Will be staffed today with a 10 person hand crew.

August 14, 2023 at 8:25 PM Lightning cells this afternoon sparked several small fires, mostly on the Tahoe National Forest. All the fires are staffed and have very little potential for growth. Lightning recon flights will resume tomorrow morning.

Confirmed lightning fires on Aug. 24 at 20:30

August 14, 2023 at 8:23 PM Maggie, the canine escapee from Penn Valley Drive, has been found. All is well.

August 14, 2023 at 6:22 PM Access to the new fire in the Scotchman Creek area will be very challenging, Air Attack is requesting two tankers, two helicopters and appropriate ground resources. This will be the Omega incident.

August 14, 2023 at 6:18 PM Air Attack 230 has located a new start between Skillman campground and Omega Diggins off Hwy 20.

August 14, 2023 at 6:14 PM Air Attack 230 is leaving the Granite Fire, Air Attack 17 will be taking over that incident. 230 will conduct a smoke check in the Town of Washington area.

August 14, 2023 at 5:48 PM Maggie, a black labradoodle, escaped sometime today from the 18000 block of Penn Valley Drive. She has a tan striped collar but no tags. Please contact 530-386-6147 if you have seen her or have her.

Maggie, escapee from Penn Valley Drive

August 14, 2023 at 5:37 PM Granite Air Attack is reporting three additional fires in the Webber Peak Upper Lacey Meadow area. Helicopter 514 is working the fires, all lightning starts. Mostly single trees only, no threats to structures.

August 14, 2023 at 5:21 PM A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of central El Dorado and southeastern Placer Counties through 5:45 PM. Locations impacted include Big Bend Summit, Fresh Pond, Pollock Pines, Camino, Riverton, Grizzly Flat, Pacific House and White Hall.

August 14, 2023 at 5:18 PM Meyer IC reports the fire has been fully extinguished a .2 acres.

August 14, 2023 at 5:01 PM Smoke visible from a vegetation fire in the Truckee area, units dispatched.

August 14, 2023 at 4:44 PM Full wildland dispatch for a vegetation fire near Castle Peak.

August 14, 2023 at 4:29 PM Thanks to reader Sean for the photos of aerial resources on the Meyer incident.

August 14, 2023 at 4:21 PM Vehicle vs pole, pole is blocking all lanes, on Hwy 174 at Gladycon Road in the Colfax area. Units dispatched.

August 14, 2023 at 3:12 PM Meyer IC reports they have a hoseline around the fire, the fire is contained at 1/4 acre. Releasing some resources, one water tender and one handcrew to continue.

August 14, 2023 at 3:11 PM Air Attack has located another possible strike, the helicopter will do a recon flight. No spot fires reported and the fire is looking good, according to Air Attack.

August 14, 2023 at 3:08 PM Tankers are returning to Grass Valley Air Attack Base, they will reload and are on standby. Helicopters will be more efficient at working the small fire.

Approximate location of the Meyer Fire

August 14, 2023 at 3:04 PM Tanker 88 will drop on the left flank, starting at a dirt road. Ground resources still attempting to make access, there is no direct access from Swenson to Meyer Ravine. There is no threat to structures.

August 14, 2023 at 3:00 PM Ground resources are requested access suggestions from Air Attack. 1/4 acre, grass and oak woodlands, burning at a slow rate of spread on the top of a knoll. This will be the Meyer incident.

August 14, 2023 at 2:58 PM Air Attack 230 and both tankers are over the fire, helicopters are holding near water sources.

August 14, 2023 at 2:56 PM Units in the Higgins area are confirming smoke in the area and are attempting to make access. Tankers are arriving over the incident within the next minute.

August 14, 2023 at 2:52 PM Helicopter 6WL has lifted from Auburn for the Higgins incident.

August 14, 2023 at 2:49 PM Full wildland dispatch for smoke seen after a lightning strike in Swenson Ravine near Meyer Ravine Road in the Higgins area.

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August 14, 2023 at 2:02 PM At 159 PM PDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Lake Tahoe, moving northwest at 5 mph. Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects. Minor hail damage to vegetation is possible. Locations impacted include Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Carnelian Bay, Sugar Pine Point S, Glenbrook, Homewood, William Kent Campground, Dollar Point, Meeks Bay, Tahoe State Rec Area Campground, Meeks Bay Campground, and Sunnyside-Tahoe City. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. If on or near Lake Tahoe, get out of the water and move indoors or inside a vehicle. Remember, lightning can strike out to 10 miles from the parent thunderstorm. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Move to safe shelter now! Do not be caught on the water in a thunderstorm.

August 14, 2023 at 11:12 AM Thanks to reader Dylan for the photos of the work underway in the Stonehouse parking lot in Nevada City. Looks like some major construction ahead of the wet season to prevent flooding in the area.

August 13, 2023 at 10:00 PM The 2023 Nevada County Fair is a wrap. We're sharing some photos from today's Junior Livestock Auction, the bustle all over the Fairgrounds, some of the amazing Fair staff and yes, the Marigolds. All the galleries here.

August 13, 2023 at 8:21 PM Releasing all units from the reported small roadside spot on Doris Drive.

August 13, 2023 at 8:07 PM Report of a small roadside fire on Doris Drive in Grass Valley, size of a motorcycle, units dispatched.

August 13, 2023 at 3:59 PM Widespread Moderate to Major HeatRisk much of the Week. Temperatures will continue the upward trend with hottest temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday, where widespread triple digits will be likely (60-100%) across the Valley. These temperatures will result in widespread Moderate HeatRisk across the Valley and Foothills through mid week, with areas of Major HeatRisk on Tuesday in the Valley.

August 13, 2023 at 8:41 AM Smoke check on Allison Ranch Road.

August 12, 2023 at 10:40 PM Units at scene on Marina Drive report no fire, all engines returning to their stations.

August 12, 2023 at 10:19 PM Reported debris fire/unauthorized camp fire on Marina Drive near Englebright Lake. Units dispatched.

August 12, 2023 at 9:55 PM Reminder: The Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight!

August brings one of the best known annual meteor showers, the Perseids. And this year the stage is set for a good show, as the peak night – August 12th and into the 13th – is near the new moon. The meteors are bits of dust – most no larger than sand grains – that originate from comet Swift-Tuttle. Earth sweeps through the comet’s debris trail every year about this same time, resulting in the annual shower. More details here.

August 12, 2023 at 6:11 PM Solo motorcycle accident on North Bloomfield Road near Rock Creek. Units dispatched.

August 12, 2023 at 4:12 PM Vehicle vs tree on Cement Hill Road in Nevada City, units dispatched.

August 12, 2023 at 3:07 PM Units in the Hwy 20 area have been unable to locate a car or fire at or near the reported location. Canceling most incoming resources, several engines will widen the search perimeter. Nothing visible on the cameras.

August 12, 2023 at 3:00 PM Reported vehicle fire, off the roadway, on Hwy 20 at Pleasant Valley Road. Units dispatched.

August 12, 2023 at 9:36 AM Reader report of a power outage affecting 1,233 customers in the Banner Mountain area. Estimated time of restoration is 1:45 pm.

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August 12, 2023 at 9:27 AM A warming trend continues into next week, with moderate HeatRisk returning to the Valley and foothills Sunday through mid next week. Isolated mountain thunderstorm chances will persist through the weekend into the middle of next week, with some potential (10-20% chance) for these storms to impact the foothills Sunday night into Monday.

Isolated mountain thunderstorms today through much of next week. Fire starts possible due to lightning.

August 11, 2023 at 6:23 PM Reader report: Large black Shepherd type dog running in traffic on Dog Bar & Magnolia Rd in So County. Covered in burrs, looking confused. Check if your pup is safe.

Dog Bar pup

August 11, 2023 at 3:00 PM Non-injury accident on Rough and Ready Hwy near Ridge Road. The roadway is clear.

August 11, 2023 at 1:35 PM The power outage in the Peardale area now has a 4:30 pm estimated time of restoration.

August 11, 2023 at 11:55 AM Pro tip: Fair week is the best time to make a run to the transfer station. Yes, depending on the time of day it takes a while to get past the Fairgrounds. However, very smooth sailing after that and no lines at the Transfer Station.

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August 11, 2023 at 10:01 AM Isolated mountain thunderstorms Today-Tuesday. Storms near the crest are expected to have heavy rainfall but at lower elevations minimal rainfall. Isolated storms today with more widespread lightning possible over the weekend. Widespread moderate heatrisk early next week.

August 11, 2023 at 9:35 AM Power outage affecting 197 customers in the Peardale area, estimated time of restoration is 1:30 pm.

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August 11, 2023 at 7:35 AM A photo gallery of the Fair's Community day awaits you here.

August 11, 2023 at 7:27 AM Vehicle into a tree on Hwy 174 near Old Gras Valley Road, units dispatched.

August 10, 2023 at 9:29 AM While the humans are busy enjoying the Fair, the local wildlife is more interested in a drink of water. In other words, a regular morning at HQ.

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August 10, 2023 at 9:21 AM A couch cushion is staging a sit-in on northbound Hwy 49 at the Sacramento Street off ramp in Nevada City.

August 10, 2023 at 8:40 AM Heads up for possible thunderstorms this weekend: Near to slightly below normal high temperatures expected through Saturday, then above normal Sunday into next week. Thunderstorms are possible over the mountains Friday south of highway 50, spreading further north over the Northern Sierra and Southern Cascades this weekend.

Friday: 15-40% probability of thunderstorms over the Sierra mainly around US-50 southward
• Weekend - Monday: 15-40% probability of thunderstorms over the mountains

August 9, 2023 at 9:21 PM Opening Day for #CountryRoots&CowboyBoots - this year's Nevada County Fair. Congratulations and thank you to the Nevada County Fairgrounds team, vendors, exhibitors large and small, non-profit volunteers and everyone who worked hard to make this a true successful community event. Thanks also to Fiona Ma the State Treasurer who, in conjunction with the Fairgrounds, recognized WebhamRadio as a Fair partner. (Fair CEO Andrew Trygg kept that little detail under wraps until he literally called this reporter up on the stage. We'll talk later Andrew 😉

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August 9, 2023 at 4:25 PM From a reader: Lost iPhone. Yesterday unbeknownst to me, my iPhone flew off the roof at the corner of South Auburn and McKnight Way. It sounds like someone picked it up as there apparently was a post on Facebook that is now down. To the person who found it, could you please call James at (415)305-5831.

August 9, 2023 at 11:21 AM Traffic near the Fairgrounds on Hwy 49 is backing up, bring patience with your tickets.

August 9, 2023 at 10:12 AM The Fair is officially open! Come join the fun and if you see our WebhamRadio crew out there, say hi to Sheila and Kit. You'll recognize them wearing the t-shirts with the “Fire season is here, don't do anything stupid.” message on the back. If you see the Fair CEO Andrew, or Assistant CEO Katie, give them props for a job well done. Oh and support the kids and the non-profits! Treat Street awaits!

August 9, 2023 at 7:09 AM Overturned vehicle on Hwy 20 at Mooney Flat Road, units dispatched.

August 9, 2023 at 6:24 AM A reminder that Caltrans is conducting emergency tree removal work on Hwy 49 today. Expect lane closures and some delays if you are traveling between Nevada City and Grass Valley today.

August 8, 2023 at 4:49 PM The “Country Roots' portion of this year's Nevada County Fair is on full display here with livestock weigh-ins happening this morning, followed by judging in some of the small animal categories. The video wouldn't be wouldn't be complete without the camera-hogging goat!

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August 8, 2023 at 4:44 PM Power outage along Dog Bar Road and Alta Sierra Drive, affecting 1,873 customers. Estimated restoration time is 8:00 pm.

August 8, 2023 at 12:04 PM The Nevada County BOS just unanimously approved to provide bridge funding for the Rough and Ready fire station for two years. This will help the the reorganization of three fire districts (Rough & Ready, Penn Valley and Nevada County Consolidated Fire) into one. The fire districts will work with the Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCo) on the consolidation.

Board members, Chiefs and staff after the vote. Photo courtesy Jamie Jones, Fire Safe Council of Nevada County
Board members, Chiefs and staff after the vote. Photo courtesy Jamie Jones, Fire Safe Council of Nevada County

August 8, 2023 at 10:48 AM Mountain Thunderstorms Possible Friday-Early Next Week. Isolated thunderstorms may produce dangerous lightning, gusty winds, and brief rain, impacting outdoor activities and recreationists. Lightning may lead to new fire starts. Storms are expected to have limited rainfall initially, then wetter storms but with more lightning possible over the weekend. Early next week, 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.

August 8, 2023 at 10:16 AM Equipment issue is causing a power outage for 27 customers in the Alpine Meadows subdivision in Calofax. Estimated time of restoration is 3:30 pm.

August 8, 2023 at 8:20 AM Caltrans appears to have switched tree work to Hwy 174 today on You Bet and beyond, expect delays of approx. 15 minutes, according to reader Robin.

August 7, 2023 at 8:12 PM “Tiny” has gone missing from Highland Dr, across from the old llama farm (central Highland) in Cedar Ridge, during the night, Sunday the 6th. He's the sweetest boy, little although adult, black and white with a patch missing by his shoulder, and an indoor cat, so he might be hunkered down somewhere, scared, hungry, biding his time. He is chipped, but no collar. If you see him please try to befriend him and call Andrea at 530-454-5006.

August 7, 2023 at 4:57 PM Power outage affecting 238 customers in the Forest Springs area along Hwy 49. Estimated restoration time is 7:45 pm.

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August 7, 2023 at 2:45 PM Honey went missing on 7/26 from a boarder on Colfax Hwy near You Bet. She has been found and her owner wishes to thank everyone who reported sightings and helped her be reunited with her humans.

August 7, 2023 at 2:42 PM Power outage affecting 707 customers in the Oregon House and Dobbins areas. Estimated time of restoration is 9:45 pm tonight.

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August 7, 2023 at 10:04 AM From NWS Sacramento: Another warm and dry day is in store today across interior NorCal. Widespread highs in the triple digits throughout the Valley are again expected by the afternoon with 80s to 90s elsewhere. Locally elevated fire weather conditions may also be possible across the northern Sacramento Valley today as dry weather and breezy winds prevail. A cooling trend then takes hold of the region through the remainder of the week ahead with near to slightly below normal temperatures and returning onshore flow expected Tue-Fri.

Heat Related Deaths ARE Preventable, Look Before You Lock!

August 7, 2023 at 6:38 AM A large metal bar in the fast lane on northbound Hwy 49 at the Dorsey Drive on ramp is creating an early morning traffic hazard.

August 6, 2023 at 6:27 PM Big rig with a brake fire, threat to the vegetation, just before the runaway truck ramp on westbound I-80 at Drum Forebay. Units dispatched.

August 6, 2023 at 1:06 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the Timber incident.

August 6, 2023 at 1:02 PM Canceling some of the incoming engines and dozers, firefighters are making good progress. All aircraft is being canceled and returning to their respective bases, there is no extension to the vegetation at this time.

August 6, 2023 at 1:00 PM Air Attack and tankers are arriving at scene, Helicopter 6WL is at scene. They may get canceled pretty rapidly.

August 6, 2023 at 12:54 PM Timber IC reports a fully involved structure with moderate threat to the vegetation. All units to continue in to the Timber incident.

August 6, 2023 at 12:53 PM Units at scene on Timber Hills are requesting an additional water tender for a total of three.

August 6, 2023 at 12:51 PM Residential structure fire into the vegetation on Timber Hills Road near Weimar Cross Road in Placer Hills. Full wildland dispatch on order.

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August 6, 2023 at 12:33 PM The ultimate “How to Fair like a Pro” with Andrew and Katie. Parents, you need to check the activity guides, makes planning your Fair outings so much easier. All the deets here.

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August 6, 2023 at 12:11 PM Passenger vehicle fire 1.5 miles south of Whitecloud on Hwy 20 between Nevada City and the little town of Washington. Units dispatched.

August 5, 2023 at 3:57 PM Set up of the rides for the Nevada County Fair is well underway. Check out the work going on now and get your pre-sale discounted tickets before Tuesday 5:00 pm!

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August 5, 2023 at 1:15 PM Updated location is on Tyler Foote, likely the lines PG&E was working on last night.

August 5, 2023 at 1:13 PM Possible power lines down on Purdon Road, one mile down from Tyler Foote on the San Juan Ridge, units dispatched.

August 5, 2023 at 12:00 PM Hwy 49 at the South Yuba is overrun with cars parked over the fogline, creating a serious traffic hazard. The roadway is partially blocked.

August 5, 2023 at 10:53 AM Readers have a goat family on their property, on Cement Hill Road. A white male, brown female, with 2 brown kids. Very friendly-obviously someone's pets. They first turned up on August 01. Call 530-263-9680 if these are your goats.

Cement Hill goats

August 5, 2023 at 9:37 AM Reported burn pile on Fruitland Road in the Loma Rica area, units dispatched.

August 5, 2023 at 9:10 AM Duchess, the wayward bovine, is on her way home with her humans. All is well.

August 5, 2023 at 8:41 AM Our reader's horses don't mind sharing their pasture on Clivus Drive with this bovine, but she probably should be with her own herd. Reportedly the cow came across Hwy 49 from Running M yesterday. If that's your bovine, please call 303-727-0155.

Running M bovine

August 4, 2023 at 8:16 PM Smoke report on Running M Drive, engines will do a smoke check.

August 4, 2023 at 5:35 PM Power pole in the roadway on Tyler Foote Crossing near Murphy Road on the San Juan Ridge, units dispatched.

August 4, 2023 at 5:12 PM Vehicle vs pedestrian on Hwy 49 at the South Yuba bridge on the Nevada City side. Units dispatched.

August 4, 2023 at 4:42 PM Two-car accident on Hwy 174 near the Peardale fire station.

August 4, 2023 at 4:06 PM Thanks to reader Michael for sharing this picture of a Robin's nest and the nestling eagerly awaiting feeding time.

Robin's nest and nestling

August 4, 2023 at 4:02 PM Units at scene have extinguished the small fire, likely caused by the vehicle driving over dry vegetation. No report if the (naked) guy has stopped running around the car. Two engines will be committed for approximately 30 minutes.

August 4, 2023 at 3:59 PM Full wildland dispatch for brush on fire on Rex Reservoir Road and Rough and Ready Hwy. Brush is burning under a car with a person running around the fire.

August 4, 2023 at 2:54 PM Vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy 20 and Penn Valley Drive, units dispatched.

August 4, 2023 at 2:15 PM Fire containment has been confirmed, releasing most of the staged resources.

August 4, 2023 at 2:13 PM Fire at the Nevada Woods apartments has been contained to an oven. Firefighters are checking for any spread. Law enforcement to clear out from the building.

August 4, 2023 at 2:10 PM Nevada IC establishing communications between fire and LE. Incoming units to stage at Old Tunnel. Medics are at scene, as a precautionary measure. The fire has been extinguished.

August 4, 2023 at 2:07 PM Units at scene confirm a working fire at the Nevada Woods Apartments, all incoming units to stage a block away. The building is being evacuated. This will be the Nevada incident.

August 4, 2023 at 2:03 PM Smoke reported at the Nevada Woods Apartments between Brunswick and Dorsey Drive. Units dispatched.

August 4, 2023 at 1:24 PM California State Treasurer Fiona Ma will present the Community Awards at this year's Nevada County Fair on Wednesday, August 9th and you're invited to join the festivities. Get your tickets for the Fair here.

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August 4, 2023 at 1:17 PM Charlie's Girl has been found. All is well.

August 4, 2023 at 1:02 PM Lost dog, answers to Charlie’s Girl. Missing since around 8 am August 4,2023. In or around Ocelot drive and Wolf Creek Rd. If you've seen her or have her, please contact 530-444-0029.

Charley Girl

August 4, 2023 at 10:30 AM Your Friday morning wildlife update from HQ.

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August 4, 2023 at 10:10 AM A ladder in the roadway on Hwy 49 at the Idaho-Maryland off ramp. Use caution and please secure your tools.

August 4, 2023 at 7:48 AM The reported small fire is likely just smoke, a remnant of last night's incident.

August 4, 2023 at 7:30 AM Small fire detected, possibly behind De Martini on Railroad.

August 3, 2023 at 9:07 PM A wheelbarrow is blocking the southbound slow lane on Hwy 49 at Combie Road.

August 3, 2023 at 5:12 PM One more reason to take the free bus or shuttle to the Fair. Caltrans crews will finish an emergency project to clean up and remove dead trees in the area. Motorists can expect lane closures at various locations along SR-49 between McKnight Way and Gold Flat Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, August 7 through Wednesday, August 9.

August 3, 2023 at 3:31 PM First unit has arrived at the reported accident on Hwy 49. Better location is north of Tyler Foote, canceling the medic.

August 3, 2023 at 3:18 PM Head on collision on Hwy 49 at Birchville Road on the San Juan Ridge.

August 3, 2023 at 12:31 PM The outage along Rattlesnake Road has been reduced to 106 customers.

August 3, 2023 at 11:54 AM 1,407 customers along Hwy 49, La Barr Meadows and Rattlesnake Road are affected by the outage reader Dennis reported. Estimated time of restoration is 4:00 pm.

August 3, 2023 at 11:47 AM Reader Dennis is reporting a power outage on Rattlesnake Road.

August 3, 2023 at 9:25 AM Reader Catherine reports a work truck just lost some of their metal piping on Hwy 20 between Marysville Road and Spring Valley Rd, pieces are across all lanes. Use extreme caution in the area.

August 3, 2023 at 9:01 AM Your morning wildlife update from HQ.

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August 3, 2023 at 8:42 AM Wire mesh in the roadway on southbound Hwy 49 at the North Empire off ramp. Trying to keep the gophers off the freeway?

August 2, 2023 at 12:59 PM Air Attack 17 have located a small fire at the confluence of Palisade Creek and the North Fork of the American River on the Tahoe National Forest. Helicopter 514 is arriving at scene. Due to the remote location, no ground resources at scene yet.

August 2, 2023 at 12:55 PM Air Attack 17 and both tankers are arriving in the vicinity of the reported smoke. It will be the Palisades incident.

August 2, 2023 at 12:42 PM Reported vegetation fire/smoke check in the Royal Gorge area on the North Fork of the American River near Palisade Creek, units dispatched.

August 2, 2023 at 10:26 AM The pup found on Chuck Yaeger Road was chipped. His name is Romeo and he has been reunited with his humans. All is well.

August 2, 2023 at 9:37 AM The tiny turkey chicks from earlier in the summer have grown up fast, though they still stick close to the hens.

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August 2, 2023 at 9:01 AM Reader Brennan found a male golden Lab wandering down Chuck Yeager Rd this morning. He is very friendly, has a red collar and no tags. They'll take him to Sammie's to see if he's chipped, but of this is your pup, please contact 530-277-3751.

Pup on Chuck Yaeger

August 2, 2023 at 9:00 AM The Perseid meteor shower peaks Aug. 12 followed by a Super Blue Moon on Aug. 30. Don't miss these events, look up!

August 1, 2023 at 6:03 PM National Night Out is underway at Memorial Park, 415 Central Ave 6:00pm-7:30pm. The Memorial Park parking lot is closed, walking traffic only, there is nearby parking available. The helicopter you might have heard hovering in the area is part of the festivities.

August 1, 2023 at 4:06 PM Reported flames under the cab of a big rig on southbound Hwy 49 at Lone Star Road, units dispatched.

August 1, 2023 at 3:56 PM Metal in the roadway on westbound Hwy 20 just east of Penn Valley.

August 1, 2023 at 3:35 PM Several readers report that their power has been restored in the Greenhorn area.

August 1, 2023 at 3:20 PM Get free dental care today. A mobile dental van is at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City until 5pm today taking drop-in patients and appointments. The priority is getting children ages 6-10 in for sealants but all ages are welcome. No income requirements or documentation necessary. Call 888-585-3368 to set up an afternoon appointment or just drop in.

August 1, 2023 at 3:05 PM Restoration time for the power outage now affecting 670 customers in the Greenhorn area has been pushed to 6:15 pm.

August 1, 2023 at 1:43 PM NSJ investigation update: As a follow up to this ongoing investigation, the deceased is identified as 61-year-old Daniel Joseph Leidel of Nevada City.

August 1, 2023 at 1:39 PM Power outage affecting 622 customers along Greenhorn Road. Estimated time of restoration is 4:45 pm.

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August 1, 2023 at 8:54 AM Reported accident at the intersection of Hwy 49 and North Bloomfield in Nevada City. No injuries reported.

August 1, 2023 at 7:57 AM The intersection of Dixon Road and Squirrel Creek in Grass Valley is blocked.

August 1, 2023 at 6:36 AM Cooling trend through Thursday, then a warming trend into the weekend. Otherwise, isolated thunderstorms will be possible near the Sierra crest south of Highway 50 Wednesday and along and east of the southern Cascades Friday afternoon.

Today's high temperatures are running 5-10 degrees lower than yesterday

August 1, 2023 at 6:29 AM Last month's log can be found here.