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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Nevada, Yuba and Placer Counties starting June 15

YubaNet is powered by your subscription One-time $60 $180 $360 Other Donation amount $ Monthly $5 $15 $30 Other Donation amount $ Annually $60 $180 $360 Other Donation amount $ Your contribution is appreciated. Donate now! I'm already a subscriber Auburn, Calif. June 11, 2020 – With 2020 starting out with February being the driest […] → Read More

Open Burning in Nevada, Yuba, Placer Counties – Burn Suspension Lifted

Auburn November 27, 2019 – Effective immediately Wednesday, November 27th, the burn suspension in Nevada, Yuba and Placer Counties is lifted. Open burning is now allowed with no permit required. CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Chief Brian Estes is formally cancelling the burn suspension and advises residents they can now start burning on permissible burn days. While fire danger has diminished,… → Read More

Nevada, Yuba, Placer Counties burn permit suspension to be lifted on Nov. 29

Auburn, Calif. November 26, 2019 – Effective Friday, November 29th, at 08:00 am the burn suspension in Nevada, Yuba and Placer Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Chief Brian Estes is formally cancelling the burn suspension and advises residents they can now resume burning on permissible burn days. Agriculture burns must be inspected by CAL FIRE prior to burning until the… → Read More

CAL FIRE to conduct Mt. Howell prescribed burn this Saturday

November 22, 2019 – Smoke may be visible in surrounding communities Saturday November 23 and Sunday 24, 2019. CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire is implementing a live fire operation on the Mt. Howell Fire Lookout State property in Placer County near Colfax. Weather conditions permitting, the burn will begin Saturday November 23 at 09:00 am and based on weather conditions may continue into Sunday… → Read More

Sly Park Vegetation Management Burn today

Camino November 22, 2019 – The Amador-El Dorado Unit of CAL FIRE in conjunction Sierra Pacific Industries will be conducting a fuels reduction burn of approximately 15 acres of timber under-story near the Sly Park Recreation Area in El Dorado County. The burn is scheduled for Friday, November 22, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Smoke may be visible from the area for up to 48 hours. The Sly Park… → Read More

Camp Fire Anniversary

An image of the Camp Fire on Nov. 8 from the Landsat 8 satellite. Image credit: USGS/NASA/Joshua Stevens Butte County, Calif. November 8, 2019 – November 8, 2018 is a day that forever changed the Town of Paradise, Butte County and California. One year later, we remember the deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s history. Over 18 days last fall, the Camp Fire burned 153,336 acres… → Read More

CAL FIRE makes Arson Arrest in Butte County

Oroville, Calif. October 1, 2019 – On October 1, 2019 at approximately 7:00 am, CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Officers arrested Jeremy Gendreau, age 35, of Oroville, for allegedly committing multiple counts of arson to forest land during a proclaimed State of Emergency. Gendreau was booked into Butte County Jail and is being held on bail. Gendreau is suspected of lighting multiple wildland fires in… → Read More

CAL FIRE Makes Arson Arrest in Shasta County

Redding, Calif. September 27, 2019 – On September 27, 2019 at approximately 8:30 am, CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Officers, Anderson Fire Department, Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force, and Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested for committing arson to forest land. Hunt was booked into Shasta County Jail on multiple counts of arson to forest land, felon in possession of narcotics, a short… → Read More

CAL FIRE and The Nature Conservancy Partner to Improve Forest Management and Reduce Risk of Megafires

SACRAMENTO September 18, 2019 – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) announced a historic partnership to improve forest management and reduce the risk of high-severity wildfires through the expanded use of prescribed fire. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) guiding this partnership includes prescribed fire training with experts… → Read More

Alta Arson arrest

Auburn, Calif. August 31, 2019 – CAL FIRE Peace Officers arrested 75-year old Eugene Delmartin Friday afternoon after conducting an origin and cause investigation at the scene of a vegetation fire on Drum Powerhouse Road in Alta (Placer County). Shortly before 5:00pm Friday August 30th, CAL FIRE/Placer County firefighters responded to the report of a vegetation fire in Stump Canyon on Drum… → Read More

Work Begins on Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Shaded Fuel Break

Grass Valley, Calif. August 21, 2019 – CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit in cooperation with Nevada County and the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County began work on County of Nevada property as part of the Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project. Crews from CAL FIRE Washington Ridge Camp, with support from the California Native Plant Society, began strategic clearing to both reduce fuels… → Read More

Tree-killing pest detected in Big Bear area

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. August 15, 2019 – The invasive goldspotted oak borer (GSOB, Agrilus auroguttatus) was detected last week in recently-killed and dying California black oaks on private property in the unincorporated San Bernardino County community of Sugarloaf. Larval, pupal and adult life stages of the beetle were extracted by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL… → Read More

Investigators Determine Cause of “Golf Fire”

St. Helena August 10, 2019 – CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Officers have determined the cause of the Golf Fire that started on Thursday, August 8th, burning approximately 20 acres. The fire is located in Lake County in the area of Soda Bay Road and Golf Drive in the community of Kelseyville. CAL FIRE investigators were immediately dispatched to the Golf Fire and began working to determine the origin… → Read More

CAL FIRE Investigators Arrest Suspected Arsonist in Oroville

Butte County, Calif. August 8, 2019 – A suspected arsonist has been arrested for allegedly setting a grass fire Wednesday morning on Olive Highway near the Gold Country Casino in Oroville. Aubree Hudson, 33, of Oroville was arrested on one count of arson to forest land and was booked into Butte County Jail. CAL FIRE investigators, with the assistance of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office,… → Read More

CAL FIRE TGU asking for information regarding stolen fire equipment

RED BLUFF July 30, 2019 – The Tehama Glenn Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is seeking information regarding stolen fire equipment. The incident occurred on Hwy 36E approximately 2 miles east of Dales Station between 9 pm on July 26, 2019 and 6:40 am on July 27, 2019. The equipment stolen was a portable 2000 gallon pumpkin tank that is orange in color… → Read More

Arrest made for Nevada County wildfire

Auburn – On Saturday July 27, 2019 at approximately 2:45 PM, CAL FIRE air and ground resources along with Nevada County Sheriffs and several local fire departments responded to the 12000 block of Streeter Road in Nevada County for a report of a building column of smoke reported by the Mount Howell Fire Lookout Tower. The aggressive initial attack by ground and air resources contained the fire to… → Read More

CAL FIRE/Shasta County Fire Department acknowledges Carr Fire anniversary

Redding July 23, 2019 – Today, we acknowledge the first anniversary of the seventh largest, and eighth most destructive fire in California’s history. The Carr Fire burned 229,651 acres, destroyed over 1600 structures and claimed eight lives. As we memorialize each of the lives lost, our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends and loved ones of Don Smith, Jeremy Stoke, Melody Bledsoe,… → Read More

Dangerous and Illegal Fireworks Interdiction Program Conducted at Truckee Ag Station

Auburn July 1, 2019 – During the weeks leading up to the 4th of July, CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Officer’s conducted a multi-agency fireworks seizure operation. The overall success of reducing the quantity of dangerous and illegal fireworks entering California would not have been possible without the support and concerted efforts from the California Department of Food and Agriculture, United… → Read More

Amoruso VMP Burn Cancelled

Camino June 25, 2019 – The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning along the North-Eastern border of the Sierra Nevada this morning. Although the Amador-El Dorado Unit is not currently under a Red Flag Warning, CAL FIRE is committed to being prepared to provide a full fire response in the event of a wildland fire. As a result, the Amoruso Vegetation Management Program (VMP) burn in… → Read More

Training Burns Scheduled for Northern El Dorado County

Camino, Calif. June 24, 2019 – The Amador-El Dorado Unit of CAL FIRE will be conducting prescribed, live fire training burns on the Lyon Ranch and Baer Ranch this week dependent upon any restrictions set forth by El Dorado County Air Quality Management District and favorable weather conditions. June 27th, 28th – The Lyon Ranch Vegetative Management Program (VMP) burn is scheduled from 10:00 am –… → Read More