Wildfire Burning Near Highway 49 in Nevada County Prompts Evacuations

NEVADA COUNTY -- A 392-acre wildfire burning in Nevada County has prompted evacuations.

Pleasant Fire (Credit: Cal Fire)

The fire is burning near Highway 49 and Pleasant Valley Road, south of North San Juan. It was 90 percent contained as of Monday morning.

One structure was destroyed in the flames.

Mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted.

Highway 49 was shut down north of Pleasant Valley Road because the fire jumped the roadway and was burning on both sides.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.