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.

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

In addition, the electronic sign at the Alcouffe is being updated to also reflect active Red Flag Warnings.

If you would like to purchase and/or display a warning flag at your location, please contact Jeanine Upton at

Here is a link to the NOAA site that shows a map and text report regarding Red Flag Warning status.

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

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

Forbestown straddles areas 266 and 267

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

Strawberry Valley straddles areas 268 and 269