Dorsey, Grass Valley

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  • Incident Name: Dorsey, Grass Valley
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 38
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: October 27 2019
  • Personnel: 100+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Doresey Drive and Sutton Way in Grass Valley. Road closures in effect.

October 27, 2019 at 3:52 PM

Dorsey IC is starting to release some resources back to their home units, they will be available for any new fires or other emergencies.

October 27, 2019 at 3:48 PM

Nevada County Update: Community Resource Center at Sierra College is open as of 3:03PM

October 27, 2019 at 3:38 PM

Mop-up operation are starting, they will take several hours. Firefighters are still working hotspots and reinforcing the containment lines.

October 27, 2019 at 3:19 PM

Grass Valley/Nevada City Fire Chief Mark Buttron jut gave the following update: “The fire is looking good, both hand and dozer line are almost complete all around. Phenomenal work by all the agencies who stopped this fire. There are no injuries reported.”

Buttron also requests that people avoid the area.

October 27, 2019 at 3:15 PM

Air Attack will be patrolling the Dorsey Fire.

October 27, 2019 at 3:05 PM

Code Red Advisory Only map

October 27, 2019 at 2:51 PM

The Atria residences are shelter in place, no evacuation at this time. Everything south of Sutton is evacuation warning only, meaning get ready to go.

October 27, 2019 at 2:27 PM

The Dorsey fire is estimated at 8-10 acres, holding at Dorsey. Good progress being made. The Dorsey off ramp is being shut down as a precautionary measure.

October 27, 2019 at 2:24 PM

The Community Resource Center at Sierra College has closed as a precaution due to the fire at Sutton and Dorsey.

October 27, 2019 at 2:19 PM

Fire activity is moderating, even with winds hampering containment efforts.

October 27, 2019 at 2:09 PM

A total of four water tenders to the Dorsey Fire.

October 27, 2019 at 2:03 PM

Ash is starting to fall in Grass Valley. Additional water tenders are being ordered to the fire.

October 27, 2019 at 1:55 PM

Firefighters are making good progress, picking up the spot fires.

October 27, 2019 at 1:45 PM

Evacuations in the immediate area of Dorsey and Sutton Way. The goal is to hold the fire west of Brunswick and north of Dorsey.

October 27, 2019 at 1:40 PM

Grass Valley Police is blocking the area for any trough traffic. One spot fire on the other side of Dorsey Drive is being picked up by the firefighters.

October 27, 2019 at 1:37 PM

Firefighters are reporting spotting onto the Atria property. Suppressing the spots as fast as possible.

October 27, 2019 at 1:34 PM

Aircraft are grounded due to the winds. Firefighters on scene are making progress establishing a containment line. Please avoid the area.

October 27, 2019 at 1:31 PM

Multiple reports of the fire, plume is widely visible in Grass Valley, Penn Valley. The fire is pushed by winds to the intersection of Sutton and Dorsey, units are at scene.

As seen from Sierra Cinema parking lot.

October 27, 2019 at 1:26 PM Vegetation fire near the intersection of Dorsey Drive and Sutton Way, numerous resources assigned.