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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 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:

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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