Red Flag Warning Feather Flags

Yuba Watershed Protection and Fire Safe council has purchased 15 feather flags to be displayed when NOAA has declared a Red Flag Warning due to dangerous fire conditions in our area.

We currently have 15 flags and plan to display them at our rural post offices, Cal Fire stations, Yuba River Ranger District office (see picture above), and other places of business as needed to get coverage throughout the five Fire Districts. The flags will be displayed during the Red Flag Warning period.

Want to know what a red flag warning is? NOAA explains that it means “warm temperatures, very low humidities, and stronger winds are expected to combine to produce an increased risk of fire danger.”  Red Flag Warning (

NOAA site map and text reports regarding current Fire Weather status

The flags will be displayed at the following locations:

Cal Fire – Loma Rica (Stn 61)11485 Loma Rica Rd216
Cal Fire – Smartsville8839 Hwy 20216
USPS – Browns Valley5534 Marysville RD216
USPS – Smartsville8242 Smartville Rd216
Gold Eagle – Loma Rica11269 Loma Rica Rd216
Super Power Mart7205 Marysville Rd216
Cal Fire – Dobbins (Stn 60)9946 Marysville Rd267
USFS-Yuba River RD15924 Hwy 49267
USPS – Brownsville8975 Frenchtown Ext267
USPS – Challenge18040 oregon Hill Rd267
USPS – Oregon House8753 Marysville Rd267
USPS – Rackerby7417 LaPorte Rd267
Golden Eagle – Brownsville16823 Willow Glen Rd267
Lost Nugget Market16448 Hwy 49267

Community Red Flag Warning Flags

The Dobbins-Oregon House Fire Department Cadets are taking responsibility for the red flag banners at the fire station and the Oregon House Post Office under the leadership of Cadet Wyatt Stensler. One of our fire department Cadets, Wyatt Stensler putting up the red flag warning banners at the thrift shop.

This project sponsored by the Yuba Fire Safe Council gives our cadets an opportunity to be directly involved with promoting community safety as they train to become firefighters.

Good work Cadet Stensler, our community thanks you and your team for your service.

Fire Weather ZONES


 Loma Rica, Browns Valley, and Smartsville are in zone 216.

 Brownsville, Dobbins, Oregon House, Camptonville, Challenge are in zone 267

 Forbestown straddles zones 266 and 267

Clipper Mills straddles zone 266, 267, 268, and 269

Strawberry Valley straddles zone 268 and 269