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UPDATE AUGUST 28, 1:27 P.M.:

#JonesIncident [Final] Jones Bar Road and Newtown Road in Nevada County is 705 acres and 100% contained.

UPDATE AUGUST 28, 10 A.M.:

The Ready Nevada County Dashboard is reporting the Jones Fire as 92% contained.

UPDATE AUGUST 27, 7:41 A.M.:

According to the Ready Nevada County Dashboard, the Jones Fire is 85% contained. The remains at 705 acres burned. Nine personnel are deployed and 21 structures have been destroyed.

UPDATE 9:30 A.M. AUGUST 25

The Jones Fire, burning at Jones Bar Road and Newtown Road in Nevada County is at 705 acres; 70% contained.

UPDATE 7:34 A.M. AUGUST 24:

The Jones Fire is reported to be 705 acres, 65% contained, 149 personnel deployed, 21 structures destoryed. 

UPDATE 10:35 a.m. Aug. 23

From Cal Fire: #JonesIncident [Update] Jones bar Road and Newtown Road in Nevada County. 705 acres 55% contained.

UPDATE 8 a.m. Aug. 23

From Cal Fire:

#JonesIncident [update] Jones Bar Road and Newtown Road in Nevada County. 705 acres and 50% contained.

UPDATES: 12:30 P.M. AUGUST 22:

UPDATE 2:04 P.M. AUGUST 21:

UPDATE 1:44 P.M. AUGUST 21:

At 2 p.m., the final temporary evacuation point at Ready Springs School will be closing due to lack of utilization and additional re-population, according to a tweet from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. If you need sheltering assistance, contact the @RedCross at 844-236-0153.

According to a tweet from the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, additional evacuations have been lifted for the #JonesIncident on the west side of the fire line. Visit readynevadacounty.org/mobiledashboard to check your address. Be prepared with proof of residency to access the area.

UPDATE 7:30 A.M. AUGUST 21:

According to Cal Fire Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, the Jones Fire is 705 acres and 25% contained. 21 structures have been destroyed and one structure has been damaged. Six are residential structures, one is a commercial structure and 15 are out buildings. Four firefighters have been injured. 131 fire personnel and 30 law enforcement personnel are working the fire.

UPDATE 7:09 A.M. AUGUST 21:

Jones Fire is now 705 acres and 25% containment, and full containment is expected August 25, according to the Office of Emergency Services. “131 fire personnel remain assigned. Expect to see a large presence of fire equipment still in the area. Road closures still in effect,” the OES said in a tweet. Go to Nevada County Dashboard  for more

UPDATE 4:46 P.M.

UPDATE 4:04 P.M.

From Cal Fire: Jones Fire [update] Investigators have determined the official cause of the Jones Fire to be lightning. Jones Bar Road and Newtown Road in Nevada County. good progress being made by firefighters to improve line and extinguish hot spots.

UPDATE 3:07 P.M.:

Structures Destroyed5
Structures Damaged1
Helicopters2
Engines66
Dozers12
Water Tenders18
Personnel Involved572
Crews Involved14

UPDATE 1:45 P.M.:

UPDATE 1:27 P.M.:

According to the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services: With the most recent re-population of the #JonesIncident, there are now 15,541 residents that have been cleared to return home. There are 700 residents that remain under a mandatory evacuation area.

Also, the official cause of the Jones Fire is a lightning strike, according to Cal Fire.

UPDATE 12:16 P.M.:

UPDATE 11:44 A.M. August 20:

UPDATE 7:14 A.M. AUGUST 20:

Jones Fire is reported to be 705 acres and 10% contained

UPDATE at 8:07 P.M.:

The covered South Yuba River overlook of the Independence Trail is just one of the many structures that have succumbed to the Jones Fire.

UPDATE 3:49 P.M.:

According to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District, air quality is expected to get worse overnight, with it starting in the unhealthy range Thursday morning.

UPDATE 2:20 P.M.:

UPDATE 1:49 P.M.:

Waste Management’s San Juan Transfer Station will be closed tomorrow and will not be accepting recycling buy back materials due to the Jones Fire.

UPDATE 1:26 P.M.:

UPDATE 12:19 P.M.:

From a press release from PG&E:

As California enters the sixth day of a record heatwave, current energy supply forecasts indicate that rotating power outages are still possible Wednesday. Pacific Gas and Electric Company urges customers to conserve electricity in response to the California Independent System Operator’s (ISO) statewide Flex Alert called for Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. CAISO is the organization that manages the state’s power grid.
CAISO has requested that customers of all sizes start conserving energy earlier today—from 2 p.m to 9 p.m.

UPDATE 9:28 A.M.:

UPDATE 9 A.M. AUGUST 19:

UPDATE 8:52 A.M. AUGUST 19:

Nevada County Office of Emergency Services: “Due to better mapping on the #JonesIncident, the fire has been updated to: 650 acres 5% containment All evacuation orders and warnings remain in effect.”

VIDEO POST OF MONDAY EVENING/TUESDAY MORNING ON JONES FIRE:

UPDATE 8:35 a.m. Aug. 19:

SR-49 in @NevadaCountyCA will remain CLOSED through today and possibly through the weekend for fire suppression activities. Please follow @NevCoOES for fire and evacuation updates. @CALFIRENEU https://twitter.com/CaltransDist3/status/1295772703849213952

UPDATE 7:21 A.M. August 19:

The Jones Fire is reported to be at 675 acres and 20% containment, according to the Office of Emergency Services.

UPDATE 9:03 p.m.

From county OES: The evacuation warning for the areas south of Ridge Rd and Rough and Ready Highway has been LIFTED.
Please visit the Ready Nevada County dashboard at http://www.readynevadacounty.org/dashboard  or for additional assistance, dial 2-1-1.

UPDATE: 7:28 p.m.

From county OES:

#JonesFire UPDATE: 8/18/20 AT 7:20PM Updated fire information: Acres: 650 Containment: 15%

UPDATE: 5:46 p.m.

Join CAL FIRE Chief Brian Estes, Nevada County Consolidated Fire Chief Jim Turner, Nevada County Sheriff Shannan Moon and Nevada County CEO Alison Lehman and staff for a briefing on the Jones Fire.

The meeting is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Learn more about the town hall here: https://yubanet.com/regional/jones-fire-town-hall-on-aug-19-at-900-am

UPDATE: 4:15 p.m.

UPDATE: 8/18/20 AT 4:05PM: New EVACUATION WARNINGS for areas north of Excelsior Ditch Camp Rd and Wet Hill Rd to the South Yuba River Canyon, west of Rock Creek Rd.

UPDATE: 3:20 p.m

UPDATE: 3 p.m.

From county OES:

UPDATE: 8/18/20 AT 2:45PM: Additional MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ARE NOW ORDERED for areas north of Highway 49 from Cement Hill Road west to Independence Trail. View the dashboard at readynevadacounty.org/dashboard Law enforcement is conducting evacuations.
 

UPDATE: 2:33 p.m.

From NID:

Nevada Irrigation District crews took quick action yesterday to ensure fire retardant from nearby firefighting efforts did not affect water entering its Lake Wildwood Treatment Plant.

Yesterday afternoon, NID became aware that fire retardant dropped on the nearby Jones fire was also released into one of its canals that delivers water to its Lake Wildwood Treatment Plant. Fortunately, NID crews were able to close the intake from the canal hours ahead of the impacted water reaching the plant. NID then accessed its back up supply of water stored at the plant allowing it to continue to treat and deliver high quality drinking water to its customers in the area. The impacted canal water was allowed to bypass the plant and no longer poses a threat.

UPDATE: 1:50 p.m.

From county OES: With the constant high temperatures, there are still two cooling centers open: • Ready Springs Elementary School Gymnasium, 10862 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley, CA 95946 • Bear River High School Library, 11130 Magnolia Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949

UPDATE: 11:45 a.m.

UPDATE: 11:29 a.m.

UPDATE 10:34 a.m.

From Caltrans:

SR-49 in Nevada County remains CLOSED between Newtown and Tyler Foote. The closure is expected to continue through Wednesday as

@CALFIRENEU utilizes back fires to prevent further wildfire spread.
 

UPDATE 10:32 a.m.

From Cal OES: 550 acres burned; 5% contained; four structures destroyed; 350 personnel deployed.

UPDATE 8:17 a.m.

From OES: Jones Fire – Morning Update – August 18, 2020 Acres: 550 Containment: 5% Structures Destroyed: 4 houses & several outbuildings Fire Personnel Assigned: 350 Law Enforcement Personnel Assigned: 85 All evacuations are still in effect Additional information: readynevadacounty.org/dashboard

UPDATE 6:13 a.m.

“Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital can confirm we received an evacuation advisory this afternoon from the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) due to the Jones Fire. The care and safety of our patients and employees is our top priority and we are working closely with the County OES and other public safety agencies to ensure we are ready to evacuate in a safe and organized manner. The hospital has evacuation plans in place for such an event. We are fully prepared and equipped to comply with orders without compromising the care and safety of patients and employees. We will share more information as it becomes available.”

UPDATE at 9:50 p.m.:

From a release:

The Jones Fire prompted the mandatory evacuations of 3,891 residents today with another 212 residents under an Evacuation Warning (potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave immediately) to the north and another 11,434 under an evacuation warning to the south. It is believed that the Jones Fire was a lightning start that occurred early Monday morning as overnight storms came through the South Yuba River canyon in Nevada City. CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 340 acres and 0% containment Monday evening.

Residents who have been evacuated under a mandatory Evacuation Order (immediate threat to life and a lawful order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access) should make plans to stay overnight outside the Evacuation Order area. There are three Temporary Evacuation Points available Penn Valley, Grass Valley and Truckee in Nevada County.

Temporary Evacuation Points:
Ready Springs School: 10862 Spenceville Rd, Penn Valley, CA 95946
Cottage Hill Elementary School: 22600 Kingston Lane, Grass Valley, CA 95949
Alder Creek Middle School: 10931 Alder Dr, Truckee, CA 96161
Evacuation Language and Definitions:
Evacuation Order: Immediate threat to life and a lawful order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access
Evacuation Warning: Potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave now.
Shelter in Place: Go indoors. Shut and lock doors and windows. Prepare to self-sustain until further notice and/or contacted by emergency personnel for additional direction.
Ready Nevada County:
Wildfire safety starts with you. Here are tips to stay ready:
Stay situationally aware.
Find your five. Your five allies are people that will check on you and that you can communicate with in an emergency, so they know you are safe or if you need help.
Have your Go Bag ready. Find a Go Bag checklist on page 20 of our Ready, Set, Go! Guide.
Use the Ready Nevada County Dashboard to find evacuation maps, Twitter feeds and recent CodeRED Emergency Alerts: http://www.ReadyNevadaCounty.org/Dashboard.
Know the sound of Hi-Lo Sirens to alert you of an Evacuation Order

UPDATE at 8:41 p.m.:

According to Cal Fire, the Jones Fire has burned 150 acres. It is zero percent contained. OES states a correction: The South County temporary evacuation point is at Cottage Hill School, 22600 Kingston Lane.

UPDATE at 8:38 p.m.:

Southern Evacuation Warning Area – Roads Impacted

Northern Evacuation Warning Area – Roads Impacted

Evacuation Order Area – Roads Impacted

  

Bettcher Court

Bodie Ridge Road

Nob Hill Drive

  

Rough And Ready Highway

Gochine Drive

Laura Lane

  

Rudd Road

Lazy Oaks Drive

Newtown Road

  

Bitney Springs Road

Cement Hill Road

Kentucky Flat Road

  

Kentucky Ridge Road

Augustine Road

Arctic Owl Road

  

Wahoo Lane

Indian Shack Road

Tree Top Lane

  

Squirrel Creek Road

Mount Auburn Circle

Delphine Lane

  

Basin Street

Whispering Oaks Lane

Columbine Court

  

Shantung Road

Ragon Road

   

North Ponderosa Way

Crystal View Heights

Slate Creek Road

  

Butler Road

Skyranch Place

Lost Ranch Way

  

Charlie Deacon Road

Sunrock Road

Borrelli Road

  

Mystic Court

Pine Tree Place

Lake Access

  

Ridge Road

Elysian Way

Via Vista

  

Ridge Estates Road

Excelsior Ditch Camp Road

Echo Ridge Drive

  

Sunrise Heights

Applewood Lane

Owl Creek Road

  

Lone Lobo Trail

Fox Hill Road

Kodama Road

  

West Drive

Diamond Oaks Drive

Shoshoni Trail Court

  

Alta Street

Golden Oaks Court

Holland Drive

  

Nugget Lane

Merryhill Way

Discovery Way

  

Pierite Road

Spanish Quartz Gold Court

Oak Hollow Circle

  

Proctor Court

Daisy Blue Mine Road

Nishinam Gulch Road

  

Yukon Way

Leisure Lane

Sleepy Hollow Way

  

Trahern Drive

 

Oak Creek Drive

  

Nevada City Highway

 

Country Circle

  

Greenwood Road

 

Rush Creek Way

  

Mountain Rose Road

 

Crooked Arrow Lane

  

Jerome Road

 

Davis Lane

  

Mystic Mine Road

 

Bitney Springs Road

  

Lamby Lane

 

White Oak Way

  

Ranch Road

 

Rancheria Court

  

Golden Eagle Way

 

Hopeful Hill Road

  

Westhill Road

 

Barn Owl Lane

  

Rex Reservoir Road

 

Liberty Circle

  

Kate Vincent Court

 

Shannon Way

  

Cooley Drive

 

Emerald Forest Drive

  

Alta Hill Mine Road

 

Justine Lane

  

Victor Place

 

Deer Park Drive

  

Trauner Lane

 

Deer Creek Lane

  

Oak Street

 

Marjon Drive

  

Roosevelt Drive

 

Apache Trail

  

Old Oak Trail

 

Red Hill Road

  

C Street

 

Greenwood Circle

  

Wintergreen Lane

 

Toller Ridge Court

  

White Canoe Lane

 

Robinson King Road

  

Old Dairy Place

 

Pleasant Hill Court

  

Bragg Avenue

 

McKitrick Ranch Road

  

Terry Street

 

Woolman Lane

  

Dixon Road

 

Cement Hill Road

  

Dolores Drive

 

Gold Pan Avenue

  

Butler Street

 

Little Bear Lane

  

Adam Avenue

 

Indian Flat Road

  

Hard Rock Road

 

Lois Lane

  

Glen Meadow Drive

 

State Highway 49

  

Lanya Lane

 

Lowhills Road

  

Stagecoach Way

 

Tasha Road

  

Walker Drive

 

Cedar Way

  

Hayden Road

 

Manzanita Drive

  

Mackinac Court

 

Jones Bar Road

  

Forsmans Place

 

Personeni Lane

  

South Sazarac Lane

 

Little Deer Creek Lane

  

Durbrow Road

 

Stockdale Road

  

Oak Tunnel Road

 

Rough And Ready Highway

  

No Name Drive

 

Moon Valley Road

  

Mills Road

 

Morning Star Lane

  

Lynwood Lane

 

John Barleycorn Road

  

Lovas Court

 

Yuba Crest Drive

  

Blue Creek Road

 

Zachery Lane

  

Private Drive

 

Myers Place

  

Alta Vista Avenue

 

Skyline Drive

  

Jitney Lane

 

Eden Ranch Road

  

Secession Lane

 

Queen Lil Place

  
  

Carli Way

  

Hile Street

 

Foster Driveway Road

  

Crestwood Street

 

Mountaineer Trail

  

Shady Oak Place

 

Frosty Lane

  

Gilmore Way

 

Queen Elizabeth Way

  

Cedar Avenue

 

Night Owl Court

  

Sunset Avenue

 

Ridge Road

  

Shockley Road

 

Sun Shadow Circle

  

Aspen Road

 

Red Tail Hawk Road

  

Robin Avenue

 

Alls Well Place

  

Gold Rush Lane

 

Silverdale Lane

  

Fowler Place

 

Lazy Acres Court

  

Pryors Gulch Road

 

Old Downieville Highway

  

Loxie Lane

 

Lowden Lane

  

Haas Court

 

Tower Hill Road

  

Masters Hill Place

 

Deercrest Trail

  

Cawema Lane

 

Sierra Drive

  

East Drive

 

Kootenai Lane

  

Maidu Lane

 

Yuba Ridge Drive

  

Cochrane Road

 

Douglas Lane

  

Pequot Lane

 

Weeping Willow Way

  

Butte View Drive

 

Greenwood Court

  

Cone Tree Trail

 

Conestoga Way

  

Lost Trail

 

Starlite Lane

  

Jeabjo Way

 

Fenton Way

  

Alpine Lane

 

Will O Wisp Court

  

Idlewild Drive

 

Airport Road

  

Nuthatch Court

 

Butte View Drive

  

Osceola Ravine Way

 

Banner View Drive

  

Lexington Way

 

Cedarsong Road

  

Engle Street

 

Lily Creek Trail

  

Sadie Lane

 

Tillicum Way

  

Randolph Lane

 

Cedro Road

  

Toad Lane

 

American Hill Road

  

Alta Vista Drive

 

Prince Rainier Way

  

Evergreen Drive

 

Canyon View Drive

  

Gibson Drive

 

Avian Place

  

Mystic Mine Court

 

Blue Sky Circle

  

Hillmoor Lane

 

Cypress Court

  

Hope Street

 

Vernon Way

  

Conifer Lane

 

West Piper Lane

  

Holyrood Lane

 

Old Faithful Court

  

Red Quartz Lane

 

Mystic Mine Road

  

Narrow Gauge Lane

 

Park View Drive

  

Loewy Lane

 

Shorthill Road

  

Pear Orchard Way

 

Mindy Lane

  

Reefer Court

 

Stanley Way

  

Grass Valley Ranch Road

 

Lothlorien Lane

  

Morgan Ranch Drive

 

Picton Way

  

Pintail Place

 

Pepper Lane

  

Minnie Street

 

Lookout Circle

  

Independence Court

 

Vista Avenue

  

Primrose Lane

 

Redbud Way

  

Richardson Street

 

Brannon Court

  

Hill Street

 

Chatanooga Way

  

Jan Road

 

Suzanne Way

  

Andre Lane

 

Empress Road

  

Scarlett Oaks Road

 

Natasha Court

  

Brighton Street

 

Garesio Ranch Lane

  

High Street

 

Alpine Way

  

Delia Court

 

Empress Mine Court

  

Catherine Lane

 

Chief Kelly Drive

  

Washington Street

 

West Broad Street

  

Doris Drive

 

Woods Ravine Court

  

Eureka Street

 

Buffington Court

  

South Auburn Street

 

Indian Trail

  

Jill Road

 

Constitution Court

  

Hazel Lane

 

Anna Ridge Court

  

Melissa Court

 

Moon Ridge Road

  

Collins Lane

 

Brown Stone Street

  

Mill Street

 

Logans Run Court

  

Scadden Drive

 

Beckville Road

  

Pleasant Street

 

Peaceful Valley Road

  

McNab Circle

 

Champion Road

  

Glenwood Road

 

Kahele Court

  

Neal Street

 

Monte Vista Drive

  

Annex Avenue

 

Monte Vista Court

  

North School Street

 

Pau Hana Way

  

Mallard Drive

 

Hoot Owl Road

  

West Creek Way

 

Denmark Court

  

Vistamont Drive

 

Cavanaugh Lane

  

Mourning Dove Lane

 

Excelsior Ditch Camp Road

  

Samantha Way

    

Lamarque Court

    

Rockwood Drive

    

Charlene Lane

    

Sierra College Drive

    

Eskaton Circle

    

East Main Street

    

Glenbrook Drive

    

First Street

    

Kathleen Way

    

Candy Lane

    

Ventana Ridge Place

    

Margretta Court

    

Sierra Blanca Court

    

Cypress Hill Drive

    

Harper Street

    

Packard Drive

    

Horizon Circle

    

Zion Street

    

Eskaton Drive

    

Do Little Trail

    

Barby Drive

    

South Church Street

    

Margaret Lane

    

Maltman Drive

    

Penstock Drive

    

Chapel Street

    

Via Colina Drive

    

Columbia Avenue

    

Woodland Way

    

Boundy Court

    

Blight Road

    

Bawden Avenue

    

Broadview Avenue

    

Dorsey Drive

    

Saint Patricks Drive

    

West Olympia Drive

    

Success Mine Loop

    

Ruby Ledge Court

    

Segsworth Way

    

Walsh Street

    

Chester Street

    

Finnie Street

    

Linden Avenue

    

Hubbard Road

    

Diller Drive

    

Woodcrest Way

    

Scotia Pines Circle

    

June Drive

    

Rhode Island Street

    

Leahy Road

    

Arboretum Road

    

Ventana Court

    

West Main Street

    

Northridge Drive

    

Glenwood Avenue

    

Grey Owl Court

    

Orchard Glen Way

    

Juan Way

    

Lloyd Street

    

Wendy Circle

    

Donald Avenue

    

Quartz Street

    

Maiden Lane

    

Arden Court

    

Hughes Road

    

Celesta Drive

    

State Highway 20 Ramp

    

Brentwood Drive

    

Townsend Street

    

Tamarack Lane

    

Tinloy Street

    

Blackbird Lane

    

Bobwhite Lane

    

French Avenue

    

Wood Street

    

Defiant Way

    

Temby Street

    

Appleton Street

    

South School Street

    

Winkie Way

    

Forest Glade Circle

    

Fairmont Drive

    

Bernice Drive

    

North Church Street

    

Manor Drive

    

Bank Street

    

Woodside Court

    

Jenkins Street

    

Hocking Avenue

    

Slate Creek Road

    

Sparrow Circle

    

Cornwall Avenue

    

Douglas Avenue

    

West Berryhill Drive

    

Smith Street

    

Rustic Lane

    

Arcadia Drive

    

Muir Court

    

East Berryhill Drive

    

Skewes Lane

    

Brunswick Road

    

Dalton Street

    

North Auburn Street

    

Todd Court

    

Carol Drive

    

Normandy Court

    

Elysian Place

    

Castlemont Drive

    

Ventana Sierra Drive

    

Murphy Street

    

Lidster Avenue

    

Ramon Court

    

Deeken Court

    

King Court

    

Second Street

    

Litton Drive

    

Peabody Court

    

Bennett Street

    

Stanford Court

    

Dever Lane

    

Miller Place

    

Huntington Court

    

Joerschke Drive

    

North Church Court

    

Bresee Place

    

Apple Avenue

    

Stewart Street

    

Starling Circle

    

Atkins Road

    

Egret Place

    

Fawcett Street

    

Ivy Street

    

Saint Johns Drive

    

Bridger Court

    

Presley Way

    

Helen Drive

    

Pelton Way

    

Carpenter Street

    

Glenwood Pines Court

    

Holbrooke Way

    

Teal Lane

    

South Ponderosa Way

    

Catalpa Lane

    

Highlands Court

    

Spree Avenue

    

Ryans Lane

    

Morey Lane

    

Oliver Lane

    

Upper Slate Creek Road

    

Harris Street

    

Scandling Avenue

    

Idaho Maryland Road

    

Wilson Street

    

Gold Drive

    

Linda Lane

    

Silver Crest Drive

    

Gamble Court

    

North Sazarac Lane

    

Quail Alley

    

Bonanza Way

    

Briarwood Lane

    

Owl Road

    

Weber Street

    

Carey Drive

    

Ridgeview Drive

    

Robert Ross Way

    

A Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) drops a load of retardant on the fire Monday.
(Photo by Annita Kasparian)

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Air Attack drops retardant on the Jones Fire Monday.
(Photo by Wild Places Photography and Jamie Brown)

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UPDATE at 7:30 p.m. – According to Nevada Joint Union High School District Assistant Superintendent Dan Frisella, due to the uncertainty of the Jones Fire, all scheduled school activities are canceled for Tuesday, Aug. 18.

UPDATE at 7:22 p.m.

From OES: Magnolia School at 22431 Kingston Ln is now open as a temporary evacuation point that will triage residents and work to find overnight sheltering with assistance from the American Red Cross. #JonesFire@ARCGoldCountry

UPDATE: 7:11 p.m. — Due to the uncertainties with the Jones Fire and for the safety of our staff the Grass Valley School District and all GVSD school sites / programs will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 18.

UPDATE: 6:48 p.m. — Flames climb high along Newtown Road,
west of Nevada City as the Jones Fire burns. (Photo by Tom Durkin)

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UPDATE: 6:24 p.m.

The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District and the Nevada County Public Health Department are issuing a joint Air Quality Health Advisory to notify the public of the possibility of poor air quality conditions through at least August 20, 2020 resulting from numerous wildfires, including the Jones Fire. Air quality is expected to vary greatly throughout the advisory period depending on fire behavior and weather conditions, with smoke settling in low areas at night.

Exposure to elevated PM2.5 (fine particulate matter in smoke) concentrations can result in eye and throat irritation, headaches, nausea, shortness of breath, congestion, coughing, impaired lung function and chest pain, especially among sensitive individuals such as the elderly, children, people with asthma, people with heart or lung conditions, pregnant women and anyone who is exercising or working hard outdoors. People who are affected by, or susceptible to, COVID-19 may be at increased risk from wildfire smoke due to cardiovascular symptoms or a compromised or suppressed immune system.

UPDATE at 5:52 P.M.

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UPDATE at 5:29 P.M.

From OES: Road Closure at Rough and Ready Highway and Bitney Springs Rd for the #jonesfire

UPDATE at 4:55 P.M.

From Nevada County OES: Additional evacuation orders for areas north of Ridge Rd due to the #JonesFire. Check http://mynevadacounty.org/dashboard for more information.

UPDATE 4:22 P.M.

From Nevada County OES:

NEW EVACUATIONS ORDERS for the North Side of Newtown Rd to include: • Lois Lane • Monte Vista • Jones Bar • Empress Cross • Personeni • Elizabeth

UPDATE 4:02 P.M.

From Nevada County OES:

@PGE4Me has informed us that approximately 13,000 Nevada County customers will be impacted by the rolling blackouts today. These blackouts are expected to last for approximately 1-hour and can happen anytime between 3:00pm and 10:00pm.

UPDATE 3:07 P.M.:

Highway 49 closed from Newtown to Reader Ranch roads due to the #JonesFire, according to the Office of Emergency Services. Please avoid the area.

UPDATE 3 P.M.:

Jones Fire is reportedly 55 acres with 0% containment.

UPDATE 2:19 P.M.:

#JonesFire: There has been a significant increase in fire activity. The fire has burned through the fire retardant lines that had been built around the fire.
Firefighters are having a hard time due to a drawdown of resources from many fires in the state. Access to the fire is difficult with no road access to the bottom or the sides of the fire. Firefighters are concerned about a lot of homes up at the top of the fire and concerned about the fire coming to the east and up into the canyon towards Nevada City.

UPDATE 2 P.M.:

UPDATE 8:22 A.M.:

Jones Fire now reported at 40 acres.

UPDATE 7:55 A.M.:

Evacuations for Jones Fire in Nevada County:
Jones Bar Rd
Nishinam Gulch Rd
Yuba Crest Dr
McKitrick Ranch Rd
Pau Hana Wy
Little Bear Lane
Hoot Owl Rd
Arctic Owl Rd
Willo Wisp Court
Woolman Lane
Fenton Wy
Toller Ridge Court
Rush Creek Wy

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UPDATE 7:28 A.M.:

The Jones Fire, South Yuba Canyon near the end of Jones Bar Road, is 30 acres, according to Cal Fire reports. A Temporary Evacuation Point has been established at the Ready Springs Elementary School (10862 Spenceville Rd, Penn Valley). Animal evacuations are at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

ORIGINALLY POSTED:

A Temporary Evacuation Point has been established at the Ready Springs Elementary School. All evacuated residents in need of support should head to Ready Springs Elementary School 10862 Spenceville Rd, Penn Valley, CA 95946. 

The following CodeRED emergency alert messages have been sent. To find future CodeRED messages, please visit the Ready Nevada County Dashboard (https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=dfae8e3b36e3455bbf9dcc865349e72e).

8/17/2020, 5:13:27 AM:

There is a fire in the South Yuba Canyon near the end of Jones Bar Road.. Jones Bar north of Woolman and the connecting roads are ordered for immediate evacuation by the Nevada County Sheriff's Office. The area to the south is under an evacuation warning.

8/17/2020, 5:05:14 AM:

There is a fire in the South Yuba Canyon. Jones Bar Road and the connecting roads are ordered for immediate evacuation by the Nevada County Sheriff's Office.


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