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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.


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.


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


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:



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.


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.


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 Destroyed 5
Structures Damaged 1
Helicopters 2
Engines 66
Dozers 12
Water Tenders 18
Personnel Involved 572
Crews Involved 14

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:


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.:



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.”


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)

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


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)


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.

Dashboard map with legend

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.


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 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


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.


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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