Rices, Bridgeport area – YubaNet

Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Rices, Bridgeport area
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU / NSJ
  • Size (acres): 520
  • Percent Contained: 0%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 1, 2022
  • Personnel: 300+
  • Structures Destroyed: 1

Rices, Rices Crossing Road near Bridgeport in Nevada County, structure fire into the vegetation. Evacuations and road closures in effect.

June 28, 2022 at 11:04 PM

Smoke forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning.


June 28, 2022 at 10:32 PM

Weather forecast: South winds up to 7 mph shifting to the east around midnight. A weak trough along the west coast will help to start a cooling trend on Wednesday with very dry daytime conditions expected to continue and poor overnight recovery. Winds will be diurnal easterly at night and early morning shifting southwest by late morning each day.

June 28, 2022 at 10:19 PM

All evacuations and road closures will remain in place overnight. Law enforcement are patrolling the area. If you are evacuated and need resources, contact 211. If you need assistance getting animals to the Fairgrounds, call dispatch at 530-265-7880.

June 28, 2022 at 9:45 PM

Strategic objectives aka The Box:

Keep fire North of Rices Crossings Road.
Keep fire West of Pleasant Valley Road.
Keep fire South of Sweetland Creek.
Keep fire East of Yuba River.

June 28, 2022 at 9:44 PM

Concerns for tonight are poor overnight humidity recovery, hot and dry weather with receptive fuels.

June 28, 2022 at 9:21 PM

The evening briefing, at the Grass Valley Air Attack Base.

June 28, 2022 at 7:22 PM

June 28, 2022 at 7:19 PM

Loose cattle near Hwy 49 is creating a traffic hazard for the engines.

June 28, 2022 at 7:19 PM

For NSJ residents: Mother Truckers is staying open a little later today.

June 28, 2022 at 6:50 PM

Strike teams from neighboring units are arriving at the staging area. The fire is actively burning and firefighters will continue throughout the evening and night.

June 28, 2022 at 6:18 PM

Air Attack estimates the fire at 520 acres, still multiple structures threatened. Fire is moving downcanyon in a northeasterly direction.

June 28, 2022 at 6:07 PM

Power outages due to the fire:

Nevada County: 1,161
Sierra County: 1,676

June 28, 2022 at 6:04 PM

5,000 ft hose order, hose module ordered. More resource orders being placed for tonight and tomorrow.

June 28, 2022 at 6:00 PM

If you are told to evacuate, please leave. By staying you risk your own life and the safety of firefighters if they have to rescue you later on.

June 28, 2022 at 5:40 PM

Tanker 15 arriving over the fire again, will be working the head of the fire.

June 28, 2022 at 5:37 PM

Helicopters working the fire which is now burning in heavy timber, visible torching.

June 28, 2022 at 5:23 PM

New FIRIS mapping 398 acres.

June 28, 2022 at 5:15 PM

The transmission line from the Colgate powerhouse has been shut down.

June 28, 2022 at 5:00 PM Downieville and Sierra City are without power as well due to de-energized lines.

June 28, 2022 at 4:52 PM

Due to the fire, transmission lines have been de-energized for firefighter safety. North San Juan, Allegheny, and Pike City and surrounding areas are without power.

June 28, 2022 at 4:50 PM

FIRIS has mapped the main fire at 256 acres. Spot fires ahead of the main fire persist.

June 28, 2022 at 4:45 PM

Two Yuba County Zones now affected: Zones YUB-E098 & YUB-E095 include areas north of Marysville Rd, Troost Trail, Fairhaven Drive, Lake Francis Road; south & east of Marysville Rd.

June 28, 2022 at 4:39 PM

Multiple spot fires are hampering containment efforts. Current weather conditions: 99F, relative humidity is 7%, winds out of the southwest 6 mph with gusts up to 13 mph.

June 28, 2022 at 4:33 PM

If you live in Nevada City proper and have received an alert on your TV to evacuate, please check Nevada County’s dashboard first and see if your zone is affected.

June 28, 2022 at 4:20 PM

New road closure Birchville Road at Hwy 49. All incoming resources to stage at Peterson’s Corner in North San Juan.

June 28, 2022 at 4:12 PM

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office issuing an Evacuation WARNING for a Wildfire located at Rices Crossing and Doubleback Road affecting zones NCO-E327, NCO-E389, NCO-E331, NCO-E330 and CSP-E390. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should consider leaving now. Check Community.Zonehaven.com for updates and available shelter locations

June 28, 2022 at 4:08 PM

Relief air attack is over the fire, AA 230 handing the fire off to AA 505. Fire is estimated at 350 acres.

June 28, 2022 at 3:54 PM

New evacuation warnings for zones east of the fire. Evacuation ORDER for zones NCO-E329, CSP-E028, NCO-E383 & NCO-E029. Evacuation WARNING for zones NCO-E327, NCO-E389, NCO-E331, NCO-E330 & CSP-E058

June 28, 2022 at 3:53 PM

June 28, 2022 at 3:49 PM

Air Attack is requesting one Type 2 helicopter (SacMetro helicopter) and one additional VLAT tanker. High-voltage power lines and numerous structures threatened in the next hour.

June 28, 2022 at 3:46 PM

Nevada County Fairgrounds are being opened for all animals and livestock. A Temporary Evacuation Point is open at the Madelyn Helling Library (980 Helling Way, Nevada City).

June 28, 2022 at 3:43 PM

Air Attack is requesting No Divert on three air tankers and a helicopter. No divert means the aircraft cannot be assigned to another fire.

June 28, 2022 at 3:40 PM

New mandatory evacuations for NCO-E329 coming. Fire is estimated at 150 acres.

June 28, 2022 at 3:38 PM

Spot fire on the #RicesFire visible in the center of the @AlertWildfire image, under the main column.

June 28, 2022 at 3:28 PM

Air Attack estimates the fire at 100 acres. Spotting issues continue, but the head of the fire has slowed.

June 28, 2022 at 3:27 PM

Relief air attack requested for 4:15 over the fire. AA 230 will need to refuel.

June 28, 2022 at 3:25 PM

We are receiving numerous requests from people attempting to find their zone. Go to this URL https://community.zonehaven.com/ and input your address.

June 28, 2022 at 3:19 PM

June 28, 2022 at 3:15 PM

Please heed the evacuation warnings and orders and do not attempt to “go have a look.”

June 28, 2022 at 3:11 PM

Now Evacuation Order for NCO-E029, NCO-E383 and CSP-E028.

June 28, 2022 at 3:09 PM

CHP will shut down Birchville Road at Pleasant Valley Road.

June 28, 2022 at 3:06 PM

Hard closure of Rices Crossing at Pleasant Valley Road. Evacuation warnings issued for Zones CSP-E028, NCO-E383. NCO-E029

June 28, 2022 at 3:03 PM

Short-range spotting still reported, VLAT (Tanker 15) just dropped on the fire.

June 28, 2022 at 3:01 PM

Smoke is widely visible in Yuba, Sierra and Butte counties. This is the only fire in the area at this time.

June 28, 2022 at 2:52 PM

Evacuations: Rices Crossing Road, Troost Trail, Mark Court, Cranston Road, Den Court, all located north of Pleasant Valley Road.

June 28, 2022 at 2:50 PM

Issues with radios in the canyon. The fire is burning towards Troost Trail. TNF sending additional units.

June 28, 2022 at 2:42 PM

Beckwourth Hotshot crew (Plumas National Forest) responding to the fire.

June 28, 2022 at 2:41 PM

IC requesting two additional dozers, they are to stage at Bridgeport for now.

June 28, 2022 at 2:37 PM Air Attack has requested a VLAT and lead plane to respond additionally to the fire.

June 28, 2022 at 2:33 PM

10 additional engines, three overhead and an NCSO rep advisory for French Corral and a mandatory order for Troost Trail.

June 28, 2022 at 2:29 PM

Air Attack estimates the fire at 50-60 acres.

June 28, 2022 at 2:23 PM

IC requests an additional 3 crews for a total of 5 and 3 water tenders.

June 28, 2022 at 2:22 PM

Now three spot fires and the initial structure fire.

June 28, 2022 at 2:20 PM

Rices Air Attack reports multiple spot fires, requesting two additional air tankers and one Type 1 helicopter. This will be an extended attack fire.

June 28, 2022 at 2:12 PM

Air Attack reports the fire has moved into the wildland, moving uphill. IC is requesting additional engines.

June 28, 2022 at 2:10 PM

Augmented dispatch for the fire near Rices Crossing Road, now fully involved structure. Access is on the Pleasant Valley side.

June 28, 2022 at 2:03 PM

Structure fire in the Rices Crossing area, no extension to the wildland yet but significant potential. Aircraft are overhead. Full wildland dispatch on order.

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