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Scott Fire burns 81 acres near Smartsviille (VIDEO)
Scott Fire burns 81 acres near Smartsviille (VIDEO)

June 24, 2019

A vegetation fire between Browns Valley and Smartsville burned 81 acres of grassland Monday afternoon before firefighters could stop forward progress. Grass Valley Air Attack Base air tankers 88 and 89 as well as a...



Four Nevada County fire districts reap small tax windfall

June 17, 2019

The Penn Valley Fire Protection District figured it wasn’t getting tax revenue from some areas it covers. Turns out, it was right. However, a fix to that problem isn’t providing the amount Penn Valley’s fire...




Browns Valley/Loma Rica to get new fire station

June 13, 2019

The Loma Rica/Browns Valley Community Services District and Cal Fire NevadaYuba-Placer Unit announce the groundbreaking for Fire Station 63, 6729 Marysville Road, according to a release. The project started back in 2007 when the property...




Nevada County Grand Jury tackles wildfire preparedness

June 13, 2019

Nevada County has made great strides in recent years when it comes to wildfire education and preparedness. But the county needs to amp up its fire prevention efforts, the 2018-2019 Nevada County Grand Jury has...


Chat with Chief Don Wagner organized in Penn valley

June 13, 2019

The first chat with Chief Don Wagner of Penn Valley Fire District is set for 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. The event is scheduled to be held at the Penn Valley Fire Station, 10513 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley....




Late-night fire guts residence in Alta Sierra
Late-night fire guts residence in Alta Sierra

June 10, 2019

Initial responders to a residential fire in Alta Sierra Sunday night arrived to find the two-story structure about 75% involved. “There were flames through the roof,” said Grass Valley Fire Battalion Chief Gary Dunne. Firefighter...




PG&E: Power will be shut down in Sierra Foothills
PG&E: Power will be shut down in Sierra Foothills

June 8, 2019

High wildfire danger and PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs this Saturday, 6/8 – Sunday, 6/9 UPDATE 6/8 at 3:30pm:Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced that the company will turn off power to approximately...





Nevada City community forum to address wildfire season

June 3, 2019

Last year’s Camp Fire served as a wake-up call for all Californians, but in particular for the residents of Nevada County, which boasts a similar topography. The number of concerned neighbors forming FireWise Communities has...