Pleasant fire in Nevada County forces evacuations

A Nevada County wildfire is forcing mandatory evacuation orders on Saturday, authorities said. The Pleasant Fire is burning in the area of ​​Owl Creek Road and Lost Ranch Way, about seven miles west of Nevada City. According to the state fire department, Cal Fire, about 70 hectares have burned down. There is no known inclusion. The evacuation zone is split in two. One has been downgraded to a warning. Officials say all residents north of Newtown Road in zone NCO-E075-A are under an evacuation order. Residents south of Newtown Road in zone NCO-E075-B remain under an evacuation warning. Authorities are urging people to leave now. When an evacuation order is issued, it means there is an immediate threat to livelihoods. Evacuation is mandatory in this case. View all evacuation orders and warnings below. App users, click here.Road ClosuresJones Bar Road on Newtown RoadNishinam Gulch Road on Highway 49Evacuation Points Authorities will soon open the Nevada County Fairgrounds for animal evacuation, the sheriff’s office said. According to the ZoneHaven Aware evacuation map, the Madelyn Slope Library at 980 Slope Way, Nevada City is also open as a temporary evacuation shelter. | RELATED | Northern California Wildfire Resources 2022: Where to Find County Evacuation Information, Maps, Warnings & More Video from Alert Wildfire shows several helicopters creating water droplets on the flames.Fire ConditionsThe fire is burning in an area with very dry and hot conditions . KCRA 3 meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn says the wind is coming from the west and pushing the fire to the east. Wind speeds are about six miles per hour with gusts up to 15 miles per hour. The KCRA 3 weather team has developed a new tool that the team will use to keep you informed as fire conditions change. It’s called the Fire Threat Index. This gives you an idea of ​​the fire risk on any given day in different areas of our coverage area, so you can plan ahead. It is unclear what caused the fire.| Wildfire Map | Here’s a look at some of the fires burning in California. This is a story in development, stay tuned to KCRA 3 for the latest news. Here you can download our app.

A Nevada County wildfire is forcing mandatory evacuation orders on Saturday, authorities said.

The Pleasant Fire is burning in the area of ​​Owl Creek Road and Lost Ranch Way, about seven miles west of Nevada City. According to the state fire department, Cal Fire, about 70 hectares have burned down. There is no known inclusion.

The evacuation zone is split in two. One has been downgraded to a warning. Officials say all residents north of Newtown Road in zone NCO-E075-A are under an evacuation order. Residents south of Newtown Road in zone NCO-E075-B remain under an evacuation warning.

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Authorities are urging people to leave now. When an evacuation order is issued, it means there is an immediate threat to livelihoods. Evacuation is mandatory in this case.

Road closures

  • Jones Bar Road at Newtown Road
  • Nishinam Gulch Road at Highway 49

Evacuation points

Authorities will soon open the Nevada County Fairgrounds for animal evacuation, the sheriff’s office said. According to the ZoneHaven Aware evacuation map, the Madelyn Slope Library at 980 Slope Way, Nevada City is also open as a temporary evacuation shelter.

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| RELATED | Resources for 2022 Northern California wildfires: where to find evacuation information, maps, warnings and more

Video from Alert Wildfire shows several helicopters creating water droplets on the flames.

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Fire conditions

The fire is burning in an area with very dry and hot conditions. KCRA 3 meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn says the wind is coming from the west and pushing the fire to the east. Wind speeds are about six miles per hour with gusts up to 15 miles per hour.

The KCRA 3 weather team has developed a new tool that the team will use to keep you informed as fire conditions change. It’s called the Fire Threat Index. This gives you an idea of ​​the fire risk on any given day in different areas of our coverage area, so you can plan ahead.

It is not clear what started the fire.

| Wildfire Map | Here’s a look at some of the fires burning in California

This is a story in development, stay tuned to KCRA 3 for the latest news. Here you can download our app.

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