Pleasant Fire in Nevada County forces evacuations

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Forward progress stalled on a wildfire that burned through Nevada County on Saturday and forced mandatory evacuation orders, authorities said. The Pleasant Fire is burning in the area of ​​Owl Creek Road and Lost Ranch Way, about 7 miles west of Nevada City. The fire is continuing on 47 acres, according to the state fire agency, Cal Fire. It is contained at 10%. When firefighters say they are stopping the progress of a fire, it means they have stopped the flames from spreading in one or more particular directions. The evacuation zone was divided in two. One of them was downgraded to warning. Officials say all residents north of Newtown Road in area NCO-E075-A are under an evacuation order. Residents south of Newtown Road in area 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. See all evacuation orders and warnings below. App users, click here. Road Closures Jones Bar Road to Newtown Road Nishinam Gulch Road to Highway 49 Evacuation Points According to the ZoneHaven Aware evacuation map, the Madelyn Helling Library at 980 Helling Way, Nevada City is also open as an emergency shelter. temporary evacuation. | RELATED | 2022 Northern California wildfire resources: Where to find county evacuation information, maps, alerts, and more. Video from Alert Wildfire shows several helicopters dripping water on the flames. KCRA 3 meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn says the wind is coming from the west and is pushing the fire east. The wind speed is around 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 updated on changing fire conditions. This is called the fire threat index. This will give you an idea of ​​the fire risk on any given day in different areas of our coverage area so you can plan ahead. The cause of the fire is unclear.| Wildfire Map | Here’s a look at some of the fires burning in California. This is a developing story, stick with KCRA 3 for the latest. This is where you can download our app.

Forward progress stalled on a wildfire that burned through Nevada County on Saturday and forced mandatory evacuation orders, authorities said.

The Pleasant Fire is burning in the area of ​​Owl Creek Road and Lost Ranch Way, about 7 miles west of Nevada City. The fire is continuing on 47 acres, according to the state fire agency, Cal Fire. It is contained at 10%.

When firefighters say they are stopping the progress of a fire, it means they have stopped the flames from spreading in one or more particular directions.

The evacuation zone was divided in two. One of them was downgraded to warning. Officials say all residents north of Newtown Road in area NCO-E075-A are under an evacuation order. Residents south of Newtown Road in area 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.

Closed roads

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

Evacuation points

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

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| RELATED | 2022 Northern California wildfire resources: Where to find county evacuation information, maps, alerts, and more.

A video from Alert Wildfire shows several helicopters dripping water 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 is pushing the fire east. The wind speed is around 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 updated on changing fire conditions. This is called the fire threat index. This will give 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 known what caused the fire.

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

This is a developing story, stick with KCRA 3 for the latest. This is where you can download our app.

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