Pleasant Fire prompts evacuations in Nevada County

Evacuations are in place in Nevada County, where the Pleasant Fire has burned 280 acres and is 25 percent contained as of early Thursday afternoon, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reports.

The fire was reported at 3:38 p.m. Wednesday off Highway 49 and Pleasant Valley Road, south of North San Juan, Cal Fire said. Highway 49 is closed north of Pleasant Valley Road due to fire on both sides of the road.

According to Cal Fire, mandatory evacuations are in place for:

▪ Robinson Road, Brotherhood Way, Tobacco Road, New School Road and east to Maidu Ridge Road.

▪ All roads between Highway 49 and Oak Tree Road north of Tyler Foote Road.

▪ Ivey Lane and all streets off of Hyatt Lane.

An evacuation center has been opened at First Baptist Church at 1866 Ridge Road in Grass Valley.