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Air quality health advisory expanded in the Lowell Fire area

Jul 27, 2015

July 27, 2015 - The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District is updating and expanding its air quality health advisory for July 27 and 28. Smoky conditions are likely to be experienced in parts of Plumas, Sierra and Nevada County due to smoke fr...

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Auburn Journal gets it wrong on Lowell Fire on Page 1

Auburn Journal gets it wrong on Lowell Fire on Page 1

The Auburn Journal erroneously reported “Lowell Fire chars 4,000 acres near Alta” on its front page. I guess it didn’t get the memo that the fire had been downgraded in size in time for its print deadline. There’s an art … Continue reading

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Lowell Fire has burned 1,700 acres; could be contained by August 1

Lowell Fire has burned 1,700 acres; could be contained by August 1

The Lowell Fire has burned 1,700 acres and is 20 percent contained, CalFire is reporting this morning. CalFire estimates it could contain the wildfire by August 1. The fire threatens 1,800 structures in Nevada and Placer counties. Some 1,424 firefighters … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Now two reporter vacancies at The Union; could “Bored Georgeman” fill the gap?

Now two reporter vacancies at The Union; could “Bored Georgeman” fill the gap?

“The Union, a 6-day award-winning community newspaper in theNorthern California foothills of the Sierra Nevada, seeks two energetic,passionate web-savvy reporters to provide our highly engaged readership withlocally relevant content that informs our community,” according to Swift Communications, its … Continue reading

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Four Firefighters Burned Battling Lowell Fire

Jul 26, 2015

Grass Valley July 26, 2015 - Early this evening, two CAL FIRE and two U.S. Forest Service firefighters suffered burn injuries while battling the Lowell Fire in Nevada County. The firefighters were airlifted from the fire and transported to UC Davis Burn Center in Sacramento.

The two CAL FIRE personnel and one of the U.S....

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Nevada County Fairgrounds Becomes a Command Post and Fire Camp for Cal Fire; Animal Evacuation Center

Jul 26, 2015
Nevada County Fairgrounds Becomes a Command Post and Fire Camp for Cal Fire; Animal Evacuation Center

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Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Nevada County Fairgrounds a command post for Lowell Fire

Nevada County Fairgrounds a command post for Lowell Fire

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: Due to the Lowell Fire, now burning in Nevada and Placer counties, Cal Fire and assisting agencies have set up a command post and fire camp at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. In emergencies, … Continue reading

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Nevada County Fairgrounds a command post for Lowell Fire

Jul 26, 2015
Nevada County Fairgrounds a command post for Lowell Fire

Due to the Lowell Fire, now burning in Nevada and Placer counties, Cal Fire and assisting agencies have set up a command post and fire camp at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. In emergencies, our magazine has observed how our foothill fairgrounds provide emergency shelter to travelers and locals — as we noted in the case...

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Air Quality Health Advisory Update

Jul 26, 2015

July 26, 2015 - The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District is updating its air quality health advisory for people in Western Nevada County due to smoke from the Lowell Fire in the Steephollow Creek area of Nevada County. During the night and ...

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Some progress reported in Lowell fire — but still “major concern”

Some progress reported in Lowell fire — but still “major concern”

The Lowell fire has burned 1,500 acres but is 5 percent contained, CalFire reported this morning. “Fire behavior calmed down a little throughout the night, but there is still a major concern at the head of the fire,” according to … Continue reading

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