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Fire restrictions in effect for Tahoe National Forest

August 23, 2019

NEVADA CITY — The U.S. Forest Service has ordered Fire Restrictions across the Tahoe National Forest effective immediately. The decision to order fire restrictions came after an analysis of current fuel conditions, weather observations, and...



Venus Court fire destroys vehicle, motor home

August 15, 2019

Cal Fire and Consolidated firefighters responded after 3 p.m. Thursday to reports of a structure fire with spread to wildland on Venus Court near Dog Bar Road, the fire departments said. Air resources reported about...


Fire reported on Dog Bar Road and Venus Court (VIDEO)

August 15, 2019

At just after 3 p.m. Thursday, Cal Fire and Consolidated firefighters responded to the report of a structure fire with spread to wildland on Venus Court near Dog Bar Road, the fire departments said. Air...



Grass Valley fire forum set for Aug. 22

August 13, 2019

A public forum featuring the California insurance commissioner is set for 6 p.m. Aug. 22 in Grass Valley, Nevada County officials said. Commissioner Ricardo Lara, along with Supervisors Dan Miller and Ed Scofield, are scheduled...


Happy birthday: Smokey Bear turns 75

August 9, 2019

A very famous bear is celebrating a notable birthday. Smokey Bear, the Forest Service icon, turns 75 today (Friday, Aug. 9) and to mark the occasion the Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is...



UPDATE: Blaze near Lake of the Pines contained

August 6, 2019

UPDATE at 2:44 p.m. Firefighters have contained the Iris Fire at 2.5 acres, Cal Fire said. UPDATE at 1:33 p.m. Cal Fire said it’s stopped forward progress on the Iris Fire, and that firefighters are...



Nevada County’s fire agencies considering merger

July 31, 2019

“The fire services in Nevada County are in crisis mode.” That’s the first line — and main point — of a 24-page report proposing the merger of fire agencies in the unincorporated county into one...







No one hurt in Grass Valley house fire

July 18, 2019

Higher humidity and no wind helped firefighters battle a Thursday morning blaze on La Barr Meadows Road. Firefighters saw the house, near Grange Court, engulfed in flames when they arrived around 8:50 a.m. Someone had...


PG&E: Progress made to protect customers, communities from wildfire

July 18, 2019

Pacific Gas and Electric Company continues to make substantial progress toward its Community Wildfire Safety Program goals, intended to mitigate the risk of wildfires and protect customers and communities, a news release states. “We’ve accomplished...