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One structure burns, evacuations ordered as wildfire sparks in Nevada County

A wildfire that sparked Tuesday in northwest Nevada County has prompted mandatory evacuations of homes and warnings to residents in neighboring Yuba County. The Rices Fire, which started about 2 p.m. Tuesday, had grown to roughly 520 acres by 6:30 p.m., said Mary Eldrige, a spokeswoman for the Cal Fire Nevada-Yuba Placer Unit. She said firefighters had 0% of the fire contained.
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Firefighters Battling 520-Acre Rices Fire In Nevada County; Some Evacuation Orders Issued

NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) — The latest on the Rices Fire in Nevada County: 6:49 p.m. Cal Fire NEU said the Rices Fire burning in rural Nevada County has grown to burn 520 acres. There has been no containment reported. 5:41 p.m. Officials say the fire has grown to 510 acres in size with no containment. Evacuation orders remain in place for zones NCO-E329, CSP-E028, NCO-E383 & NCO-E029, while the following zones are under evacuation warnings: NCO-E327, NCO-E389, NCO-E331, NCO-E330 & CSP-E390. 5:15 p.m. The CHP Grass Valley announced the following road closure: Pleasant Valley Road at Bridgeport and Birchville Road 4:53 p.m. The fire has grown to 350 acres...

California Man Uses Billboards to Show Photos of the State’s Decline

A photographer has paid to put his own images of Californian decline on giant billboards, focusing on the state’s problems with wildfire, drought, and housing. Thomas Broening’s 35mm project, The End of the Dream, has hit the headlines after Broening paid for his photographs, that depict a bleak and gritty California, to be displayed on billboards.

Oroville man arrested for meth, heroin, and fentanyl posession

OROVILLE, Calif. — A 69-year-old Oroville man, Donnie Broadway, has been arrested after narcotics agents say he was found with methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl. On June 24th, Agents from the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force conducted a search warrant on Broadway's property. In the search, they say they...

69-year-old man arrested after agents found meth, heroin

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - A man was arrested on multiple drug charges on Friday Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force (BINTF) served a search warrant in Oroville. BINTF arrested Donnie Broadway, 69, after locating 48 grams of methamphetamine, six grams of heroin, nearly a gram of cocaine and fentanyl combined, more than one gram of cocaine and 20 norco pills.

Squirrel, Tree Branch That Tripped Safety System Caused Power Outage In Grass Valley

GRASS VALLEY (CBS13) — A power outage in Grass Valley on Tuesday morning was caused by a squirrel and tree branch that came into contact with a line, officials say. PG&E says that power went out around 6:15 a.m. in the Lost Lake Road area. About 1,250 customers lost power. Officials say a troubleman who responded to the scene found that the outage was caused by a squirrel and tree branch that came into contact with the line and tripped the EPSS system. This system is part of PG&E’s enhanced power line safety settings, officials say. It automatically turns off power within one-tenth of a second. Crews are now working to fully restore power. So far, 620 customers have their power back on. The remaining 638 customers should see their power come back on by 2 p.m., PG&E says.

CAL FIRE, City of Oroville to conduct prescribed burn Wednesday

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - CAL FIRE Butte County will be helping the City of Oroville with a prescribed burn at the Oroville Municipal Airport on Wednesday. CAL FIRE says the burn is in preparation for the firework show on the Fourth of July. Smoke will be visible in the Oroville...

Apartments safely evacuated during fire in Oroville late Sunday

OROVILLE, Calif. - An apartment building was evacuated late Sunday night when a fire broke out in Oroville. The fire started just after 10 p.m. Sunday at Highlands Apartments in the 200 block of Table Mountain Boulevard on the city's north side. Butte CAL FIRE said two of the eight...
Plumas County News

Celebrate the life of Margo Stratton

The Celebration of Life for Margo Patricia Stratton will be held Saturday, July 23rd, 2022, at 1:00 pm at the Meadow Valley School. She passed away peacefully 3/17/2021 at her home in Quincy, California. She was born to Lowell and Jeanette Bader on 1/18/1934 in San Francisco, California. She is...

Oakland photographer raising awareness on climate change through billboard campaign

OAKLAND, Calif. - An Oakland photographer is hoping to raise awareness about climate change and the housing crisis through a series of billboards. Thomas Broening said he spent the past year and a half traveling through California, taking pictures of areas impacted by drought, fire, and homelessness. He put those images on eight billboards in Oakland, six in Oroville, and plans to have more next month in Los Angeles. He calls the campaign, ‘The End of the Dream.’

Firefighters contain Paradise spot fire

PARADISE, Calif. - Firefighters contained a spot fire in Paradise Monday afternoon. CAL FIRE Butte County responded to a 50-foot by 50-foot fire off of Thornburg Road around 1:30 p.m. CAL FIRE called it the Thorn Fire.

Oakland photographer puts images of California decline on billboards around state

OAKLAND (KPIX) -- Some say California is dying, submerged in a housing crisis and devastated by year-round wildfires.An Oakland-based photographer just paid for billboards in Oakland to highlight the crises California faces. He's displaying his own photos on the billboards."I've been shooting my whole life, since I was 15," said photographer Thomas Broening. "When I'm shooting, I'm looking for something out of the ordinary."He's traveled around the world for his work and says there's no place better than California."I love California. I raised four children here," he said.But he says that, in the past decade, the Golden...

Butte County DA sends warning about fireworks ahead of Fourth of July

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The Butte County District Attorney sent a warning on Monday reminding the public that any possession of fireworks within unincorporated portions of Butte County is illegal. District Attorney Mike Ramsey said Oroville and Gridley allow for the sales of “safe and sane” fireworks within their city...

Monument Fire contained at 5 acres, human caused

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. 8 A.M. UPDATE - Firefighters have contained the Monument Fire near the Thermalito Afterbay at 5 1/2 acres. CAL FIRE says the fire was human caused and the person responsible for starting the fire took off from the scene. CAL FIRE Butte County said the fire was...