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Double Fire: Evacuations issued for parts of Yuba County

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS. THAT BREAKING NEWS IS IN YUBA COUNTY RIGHT NOW. EVACUATIONS ARE UNDERWAY BECAUSE OF A WILDFIRE. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US HERE AT FOUR. I’M ANDREA FLORES. I’M LISA GONZALEZ. THAT FIRE BURNING RIGHT OFF OF DOUBLE EAGLE WAY NEAR BROWNSVILLE. HERE’S A LOOK AT THE FIRE FROM OUR ALERT CALIFORNIA CAMERA HERE. CAL FIRE SAYS AT LEAST SEVEN ACRES HAVE BURNED. CREWS SAY THE FIRE IS BURNING IN DIFFICULT TERRAIN, SO THEY CAN’T GET THERE ON THE GROUND. SO THEY’RE USING AIR DROPS TO FIGHT THE FLAMES. YOU CAN SEE THEY DROPPED SOME RETARDANT. AND HERE’S THE EVACUATION MAP. EVACUEE ORDERS ARE IN RED. ANYONE IN THOSE AREAS SHOULD GET OUT NOW. YELLOW IS A WARNING. SO YOU SHOULD BE READY TO GO AT A MOMENT’S NOTICE. AN EVACUATION SHELTER HAS BEEN SET UP AT SYCAMORE RANCH RIGHT NOW. WE WANT TO CHECK IN WITH METEOROLOGIST HEATHER WALDMAN. I KNOW YOU’RE TAKING A CLOSER LOOK. SO HOW DIFFICULT IS THIS TERRAIN? YEAH, AND THAT’S WHAT I WANT TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE ON. SO WE’LL START OUT WIDE HERE. THIS FIRE BURNING ON THE NORTHERN EDGE OF YUBA COUNTY. HERE’S A CLOSER VIEW. SO YOU CAN SEE THIS IS DOUBLE EAGLE WAY RIGHT HERE. AND THIS IS PONDEROSA. THIS STREET HERE. THERE ARE A FEW HOMES BACK IN THIS AREA. BUT WHAT YOU SAW FROM THE VIDEO IS THAT THERE’S A LOT OF TREES, A LOT OF LARGE FUELS. AND LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THIS CANYON HERE, TOO. THIS FIRE STARTING ON THE SOUTHERN END OF THE CANYON. THIS IS WHERE WE HAVE SOME OF THOSE EVACUATION ORDERS. BUT NOTICE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CANYON IS WHERE WE HAD ANOTHER SET OF EVACUATION ORDERS. SO THAT INDICATES THAT FIRE CREWS MAY BE CONCERNED THAT THIS FIRE MAY MAKE IT DOWN

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Double Fire: Evacuations issued for parts of Yuba County

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Updated: 4:08 PM PDT Jun 20, 2024

Evacuations are in place for parts of Yuba County because of a wildfire that sparked Thursday afternoon.Cal Fire said the Double Fire is located off Double Eagle Way near the Brownsville area. As of 3:20 p.m., the fire was holding at 10 acres. That’s up from seven acres an hour earlier.The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department has issued evacuation orders near where the fire started, including Brownsville and the nearby Brownsville Aero Pines Airport.When an evacuation order is issued, people in the affected area are lawfully required to leave immediately because of the threat to safety.A temporary evacuation shelter is available at Sycamore Ranch on 5390 Highway 20 in Browns Valley, according to the Yuba County Office of Emergency Services. The Sheriff’s Posse Arena will be on-site for large animals. View a map of the evacuations below. App users, click here.Read our 2024 wildfire preparedness guide for more.Here are key websites that are important for all Californians during wildfire season.Cal Fire wildfire incidents: Cal Fire tracks its wildfire incidents here. You can sign up to receive text messages for Cal Fire updates on wildfires happening near your ZIP code here.Wildfires on federal land: Federal wildfire incidents are tracked here.Preparing for power outages: Ready.gov explains how to prepare for a power outage and what to do when returning from one here. Here is how to track and report PG&E power outages.Keeping informed when you’ve lost power and cellphone service: How to find a National Weather Service radio station near you.Be prepared for road closures: Download Caltrans’ QuickMap app or check the latest QuickMap road conditions here.REAL-TIME TRAFFIC MAPClick here to see our interactive traffic map.TRACK INTERACTIVE, DOPPLER RADARClick here to see our interactive radar.DOWNLOAD OUR APP FOR THE LATESTHere is where you can download our app.Follow our KCRA weather team on social mediaMeteorologist Tamara Berg on Facebook and TwitterMeteorologist Dirk Verdoorn on FacebookMeteorologist/Climate Reporter Heather Waldman on Facebook and TwitterMeteorologist Kelly Curran on Twitter.Watch our forecasts on TV or onlineHere’s where to find our latest video forecast. You can also watch a livestream of our latest newscast here. The banner on our website turns red when we’re live.We’re also streaming on the Very Local app for Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV.

Evacuations are in place for parts of Yuba County because of a wildfire that sparked Thursday afternoon.

Cal Fire said the Double Fire is located off Double Eagle Way near the Brownsville area. As of 3:20 p.m., the fire was holding at 10 acres. That’s up from seven acres an hour earlier.

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The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department has issued evacuation orders near where the fire started, including Brownsville and the nearby Brownsville Aero Pines Airport.

When an evacuation order is issued, people in the affected area are lawfully required to leave immediately because of the threat to safety.

A temporary evacuation shelter is available at Sycamore Ranch on 5390 Highway 20 in Browns Valley, according to the Yuba County Office of Emergency Services. The Sheriff’s Posse Arena will be on-site for large animals.

View a map of the evacuations below. App users, click here.

Read our 2024 wildfire preparedness guide for more.

Here are key websites that are important for all Californians during wildfire season.REAL-TIME TRAFFIC MAP

Click here to see our interactive traffic map.

TRACK INTERACTIVE, DOPPLER RADAR

Click here to see our interactive radar.

DOWNLOAD OUR APP FOR THE LATEST

Here is where you can download our app.

Follow our KCRA weather team on social media

Watch our forecasts on TV or online

Here’s where to find our latest video forecast. You can also watch a livestream of our latest newscast here. The banner on our website turns red when we’re live.

We’re also streaming on the Very Local app for Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.