Rex, Grass Valley

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  • Incident Name: Rex, Grass Valley
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 5
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 12, 2017
  • Personnel: 80+
  • Structures Destroyed:

Rex Fire off Butler and Gibson Lane. Structures were threatened.

July 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM

All evacuation warnings have been lifted, according to a tweet by Nevada County.

July 12, 2017 at 1:51 PM

The fire is now 75% contained.

July 12, 2017 at 1:17 PM

Photo courtesy Kelli Thompson

Air Attack 230 is released from the fire. Incoming engines and other resources to the fire are being canceled. Mop-up operations are starting. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

July 12, 2017 at 1:15 PM

Mandatory evacuations for Butler Road west, Alpine, Gibson, Loewy Lane and Glen Meadows are being re-evaluated.

July 12, 2017 at 1:13 PM

With help from the air tankers and their retardant drops the firefighters on the ground are making good progress. The forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

July 12, 2017 at 1:11 PM

Rex Air Attack is releasing Tanker 93 back to Chico, and the helicopter back to Quincy. Good progress on the ground.

July 12, 2017 at 1:02 PM

Air Attack 230 and Tanker 93 are over the fire, Structure protection is forming up, precautionary evacuations are imminent.

July 12, 2017 at 12:42 PM

Fire is estimated at 1-2 acres, burning in brush and timber. It is called the Rex Fire

July 12, 2017 at 12:34 PM ull wildland dispatch for a vegetation fire in the Rex Reservoir area in Grass Valley. There is a threat to structures, please avoid the area of Butler and Gibson Road.