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Wildfire Season Presentation To Supervisors

After the worst wildfire season in California history in 2020, Nevada County Supervisors heard a presentation at their Tuesday meeting on the outlook for the 2021 season. That included from the Deputy Chief of Cal Fire’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, Jim Hudson. They cover 875-thousand acres. He says although fuel moistures are already as dry as what is normally found in September, he says there isn’t as much vegetation…

click to listen to Jim Hudson

Meanwhile, Cal Fire Division Chief Jim Mathias reports more progress on reducing vegetation fuel loads. He says they’ve now cleared around a-thousand acres in the Grass Valley West Defense Zone project, with only around 100 acres left…

click to listen to Jim Mathias

Mathias says Cal Fire also burned around 800 so-called “hazard piles” this past winter and early spring. Hudson also says the Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit met its annual goal last year in containing 95-percent of all vegetation and wildfires last year to 10 acres or less.

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