Evacuations lifted for Pleasant Fire in Nevada County

The wildfire is now 47 acres, 10% contained with forward progress halted, according to Cal Fire. Details on when and how it started have not been released.

NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. — Officials with the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services have ordered mandatory evacuations for the Pleasant Fire.

The wildfire is now 47 acres, 10% contained with forward progress halted, according to Cal Fire. Details on when and how it started have yet to be released.

All evacuation orders have been lifted by the authorities.

A temporary evacuation point has been established at the Madelyn Helling Library at 980 Helling Way in Nevada City.

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is opened by first responders to handle animal evacuations.

Evacuation map

Live updates on the evacuations can be found on the Zonehaven map below.


FIRE CARD

This wildfire map was created using data from NASA, NGA, USGS, and FEMA.


PREPARATIONS FOR THE WILD FIRE

According to Cal Fire, the 2021 fire season started earlier than previous years, but also ended earlier. In January 2021, just under 1,200 acres burned due to nearly 300 wildfires. The fires resumed in the summer when the Dixie Fire burned in five northern California counties – Butte, Plumas, Shasta, Lassen and Tehama. The Dixie Fire started on July 13 and was not brought under control until October 25, burning nearly a million acres. It has since become the second largest wildfire in state history and the largest non-complex fire.

Overall, 2.5 million acres were burned in 2021 from 8,835 wildfires. Over 3,600 structures were destroyed and 3 people were killed.

If you live in an area prone to wildfires, Cal Fire suggests creating a defensible space around your home. A defensible space is an area around a building in which vegetation and other debris are completely clear. At least 100 feet is recommended.

The Department of Homeland Security suggests putting together an emergency kit of important documents, N95 respirator masks, and supplies to take with you if you have to leave at any time. The agency also suggests signing up for local alert system notifications and learning the best about your community’s evacuation plans to prepare you and your family in the event of a wildfire.

Some counties use Nixle Alerts to notify residents of severe weather, wildfires, and other news. To sign up, visit www.nixle.com or text your postcode to 888777 to start receiving alerts.

Read more: Are you ready for wildfires? Here’s what to do to prepare for fire season.

PG&E customers can also subscribe to alerts by SMS, email or phone call. If you are a PG&E customer, visit the Profile & Alerts section of your account to register.

What questions do you have about the latest wildfires? If you are affected by wildfires, what would you like to know? Text the ABC10 team at (916) 321-3310.

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