Fire Prompts Evacuations in California's Nevada County

A small vegetation fire prompted mandatory evacuation orders as it threatened homes and power lines in Nevada County, northern California, on Saturday, August 27.

According to Cal Fire, the Still Fire broke out at 11:43 am in the area of Still Road and Wolf Road, a few miles northwest of Lake of the Pines and was estimated to be 40 acres in size by mid afternoon.

At least one residential building was destroyed by the fire, Cal Fire said.

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office established evacuation points nearby for both animals and humans. Credit: Cal Fire NEU via Storyful

Video transcript

- OES intel 12 August 27th at 13:27 hours. We're on the Still incident. NEU jurisdiction. Mapping at 39.84 acres. See the heel of the fire here by the agricultural structures. This is Still Road up into the middle of the fire. Globe Road easy access for the apparatus. And Wolf Road on the north end near the head.

Retardant left, right, and across the head. Retardant lines all established. Helicopters working the head here with these spot fires. See there the helicopter departing for the dip. All heat signatures within the road system and contained within the retardant lines. Good catch and a report.