- Incident Name: Brewer, south of Alta Sierra
- State: CA
- Lead Agency: NEU
- Size (acres): 10
- Percent Contained: 100%
- Estimate of Containment: July 2, 2017
- Personnel: 100+
- Structures Destroyed: 0
Brewer, Brewer Road near Conestoga Drive, south of Alta Sierra in Nevada County.
July 2, 2017 at 7:53 PM
According to CAL FIRE PIO Mary Eldridge, the fire was caused by welding operations on a tractor in dry grass.
July 2, 2017 at 5:25 PM
The fire is now fully contained at 10 acres. Mop-up operations are ongoing.
July 2, 2017 at 3:43 PM
Some resources are being released back to their units. Mop-up operations have started. Firefighters are extinguishing hotspots, patrol for any spots outside the fire line and are starting to backhaul equipment – all while reinforcing the existing lines. Expect firefighters to be on scene overnight and possibly tomorrow.
July 2, 2017 at 3:13 PM
Fire is now estimated at 10-12 acres and 80% containment. The reduction in acreage is due to better mapping.
July 2, 2017 at 3:11 PM
One more strike team to the fire, rotating firefighters out and speeding up full containment.
July 2, 2017 at 2:46 PM
July 2, 2017 at 2:41 PM
One civilian is being transported with burn injuries via air ambulance to the UC Davis Burn Center.
July 2, 2017 at 2:13 PM
Line construction is proceeding according to plan. Structure protection is still in place for the Buck Mountain area, but the fire activity has subsided a lot. Additional engines from out of the area have arrived and are covering the Higgins, Consolidated, Grass Valley and Cal Fire stations currently on the fire.
July 2, 2017 at 2:05 PM
The VLAT has been canceled due to the good progress made with the resources on scene.
July 2, 2017 at 2:04 PM
Placer County Fire crew 2 en route to the fire.
July 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Containment now up to 40%
July 2, 2017 at 1:54 PM
Air Attack reports great progress with the retardant lines. Solid line from the head of the fire down to the left flank. Tankers are back at Grass Valley Air Attack Base on a “load and hold.” They are available to return to the fire at any time.
July 2, 2017 at 1:49 PM
Rate of spread has slowed. Growlersburg crews 1 and 5 have arrived at the Brewer incident.
July 2, 2017 at 1:40 PM
A Very Large Air Tanker (VLAT) is inbound from Redding.
July 2, 2017 at 1:37 PM
Tankers are cooling the head of the fire with retardant drops, slowing the progression towards the structures while firefighters on the ground are providing structure protection and building lines.
July 2, 2017 at 1:32 PM
IC reports the fire at approximately 15 acres now. Good progress at the heel of the fire. The fire is burning at a slow rate of spread, except for the left flank where some moderate spread occurs. Structure protection in place for the Buck Mountain community.
July 2, 2017 at 1:24 PM
Prevention officers are attempting to open the welded shut gate. Over 100 firefighters are now working the fire.
Additional engines for structure protection to the area.
July 2, 2017 at 1:17 PM
Smoke from the fire is spreading to the Combie/Lake of the Pines area. There is no other fire at this fire.
July 2, 2017 at 1:15 PM
Brewer Air Attack is requesting one large air tanker and one additional S2 tanker.
July 2, 2017 at 1:14 PM
The fire gate on Conestoga is open, but an additional gate has been welded shut from the Alta Sierra side.
July 2, 2017 at 1:12 PM
July 2, 2017 at 1:08 PM
Please stay out of the area and do not impede fire engine traffic.
July 2, 2017 at 1:05 PM
Any additional engines are to report to the intersection of Brewer and Conestoga.
July 2, 2017 at 1:02 PM
Five additional engines, any type, immediately to the fire.
July 2, 2017 at 1:01 PM
Brewer Air Attack is requesting another tanker for a total of three air tankers. Helicopter 202 will also be on scene at approximately 1:30 pm.
July 2, 2017 at 12:59 PM
The fire is actively burning upslope. Immediate structure threat, engines are positioning for structure defense.
July 2, 2017 at 12:58 PM
All resources on order are to continue to the fire. Please use caution on Hwy 49 and Brewer Road, watch for heavy fire apparatus.
July 2, 2017 at 12:56 PM
Air Attack 230 reports approximately 5 acres, burning at a moderate rate of spread, moving upslope. Structures in the vicinity could be threatened. Firefighters are also dealing with locked gates.
July 2, 2017 at 12:53 PM
Air Attack 230 is requesting a second air tanker for the fire.
July 2, 2017 at 12:48 PM
Grass Valley, Nevada County Consolidated, Higgins, Cal Fire resources reporting to the Brewer Fire.
July 2, 2017 at 12:42 PM
Report of a vegetation fire on Brewer Road near Conestoga Drive. Full wildland dispatch on order.