Golden Fire in Yuba County | Maps, Evacuations, Updates
According to the US Forest Service, Highway 49 in Marysville and Ridge Roads are closed due to smoke.
YUBA COUNTY, Calif. – A structure fire has evolved into a small wildfire in the Tahoe National Forest in Yuba County.
The fire started Friday morning just south of Camptonville and east of New Bullards Bar Reservoir, according to the Yuba County Office of Emergency Services. The U.S. Forest Service said the fire started as a structural fire and spread to vegetation, crossing Highway 49. Firefighters say about 5 acres have burned so far and a structure was damaged, the structure from which the fire originated.
According to the US Forest Service, Hwy. 49 in Marysville and Ridge Roads is closed due to smoke. The US Forest Service asks people to stay out of the area.
According to the US Forest Service, there are no evacuations at this time.
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 killed.
If you live in a wildfire-prone area, 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, 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.
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