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During fire season it is important to pay attention to the conditions around you so you can be prepared to go if an evacuation order is issued or make the decision to leave before an evacuation order is issued. Register for early warnings and alerts now and learn how to use reliable resources before there’s an emergency.


CodeRED is an opt-in notification system used to notify Nevada County residents in an emergency. Alerts may be received as text, email, landline, cell phone, and TTY. Register your phones by calling 2-1-1 or going to readynevadacounty.org/codered

Know Your Zone

Law enforcement and media use zone numbers in emergency alerts. Find your zone at readynevadacounty.org/knowyourzone.

Watch Duty

Watch Duty provides real time push notifications about wildfires in California. Download the app at watchduty.org

Ready Nevada County Dashboard

The dashboard provides up to date information about current incidents, weather forecasts, and more at readynevadacounty.org/dashboard


YubaNet provides local news and accurate real time wildfire incident reporting. YubaNet.com

Red Flag Warnings

Red flag warnings are issued when low humidity, high wind, and other weather conditions create elevated wildfire risk. Watch for flags outside the fire station at the LWW main gate, pay attention to local weather forecasts, or visit  CALFIRE Red Flag Warnings

Public Safety Power Outages

During periods of elevated fire danger PG&E may proactively turn off power as a last resort to help prevent wildfires. These events, called Public Safety Power Outages or PSPS, are most common during the months of September to November when we experience high temperatures, low humidity, and seasonal Diablo winds. PG&E automatically alerts customers, but make sure your contact information is up to date at http://pge.com/myalerts(login required).

Additional Resources

KVMR 89.5 FM Community Radio

CAL Fire Incidents

Windy.com for air speed and direction, key factors in the spread of fire, mobile app also available

FlightRadar24.comto track firefighting aircraft, mobile app also available



Know Your Zone.

Watch Duty

Ready Nevada County Dashboard