Nevada, Nevada County Airport

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  • Incident Name: Nevada, Nevada County Airport
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: CAL FIRE NEU
  • Size (acres):
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: April 18, 2018
  • Personnel: 80+
  • Structures Destroyed: 1

Nevada, Nevada County Airport. Large airport hangar on fire. Evacuation of civilians in progress.

April 18, 2018 at 10:44 AM

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Investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

One minor injury and one fatality have been reported. Identification is pending next of kin notification.

April 18, 2018 at 9:18 AM

Firefighters have a knockdown on the fire. Extensive checking of the building and very heavy mop-up operations will be ongoing for several hours.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

April 18, 2018 at 9:03 AM

Multi-angle attack on the fire is in progress. CAL FIRE, Nevada County Consolidated, Ophir, Peardale-Chicago Park units are on scene.

April 18, 2018 at 8:59 AM

Firefighters are starting to make good progress. Air ambulance is in route. CPR is in progress for one patient.

April 18, 2018 at 8:56 AM

Two patients have been extricated from the hangar and are being transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

April 18, 2018 at 8:49 AM

Evacuation of all civilians from the airport premises is underway as a precautionary measure.

April 18, 2018 at 8:46 AM

Primary objective is civilian and firefighter safety. Water supply at the airport is good, several hydrants in the immediate vicinity.

April 18, 2018 at 8:44 AM

Battalion 2 is at scene, reports heavy smoke showing from one of the large airport hangars. Establishing an incident command post now, all units are to continue in.

April 18, 2018 at 8:40 AM

Fire on Loma Rica Drive in Grass Valley, numerous units en route. Appears to be in one of the hangars at the airport.