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No Time To Burn

The following includes breathtaking images of several of this year’s wildfires, including point-of-view aerial footage from specially-equipped California National Guard Blackhawk helicopters dropping hundreds of gallons of water on flames. It also takes viewers along with Cal EMA Secretary Mark Ghilarducci, California National Guard General David Baldwin, and CAL FIRE Director Ken Pimlott, as they visit a special “helitack base” near the massive Ponderosa Fire in Tehama County. There’s also footage from a strategy session with federal and state coordinators at a regional emergency operations center in Redding, California. Officials also included an interview with two residents of Manton, California who were evacuated from their homes, expressing the grim reality of destruction caused by the Ponderosa Fire.

Resources For Current Fire Information

CAL FIRE Recorded Information Line For Nevada County, Yuba County, and Placer County 530-823-4083

North San Juan Recorded Emergency Service Information 530-470-9713

Yubanet's Fire Information Page https://yubanet.com/Fires

CAL Fire's Incident Information online http://www.fire.ca.gov/index

InciWeb Incident Information System  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov

National Interagency Coordination Center http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf

Wildlandfire.com - A blog and information site updated by dispatchers and fire fighters on scene. www.wildlandfire.com

Listen to KNCO live at 830am or on their website www.knco.com

Resources For Air Quality Information

Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District - Thank you for helping to fund the defensible space chipping program

Real Time Air Quality Information

Air Quality and Meteorological Information System

California Air Response Planning Alliance


Your Cell Phone Number and Email Address can now be added to the County Emergency Notification System - Sign Up Now!

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering additional ways for residents of Nevada County (both incorporated and un-incorporated areas) to be notified of emergencies such as wildfires threatening your neighborhood.

If you have a residential or business phone number utilizing AT&T or a local cable company, your phone number is already accessible as part of the public safety data base. If you desire to be notified via your residential or business phone only, no action is required on your part.

In order to be notified by the county’s Emergency Notification System via your cell phone, Voice over IP (VoIP), cell phone text messaging, or personal email, residents of Nevada County will need to manually add their information. 

The emergency notification system will only be activated by County public safety personnel, and if you desire to add your cell phone and/or email address, this information will only be accessed when sending emergency messages.  

Examples of when the emergency notification system may be used are:

  • Evacuation Orders
  • Natural Disaster Warnings
  • Safety Alerts
  • Missing Person

For additional questions or comments, contact the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services at oes@co.nevada.ca.us or 530-265-1515