Van Tam, Grass Valley

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  • Incident Name: Van Tam, Grass Valley
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 3
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: October 10, 2017
  • Personnel: 60+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Van Tam, Van Tam Road off McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

October 11, 2017 at 8:52 AM

Engines are on scene at the Van Tam Fire. Small spot, Engine 1 at scene can handle. All other engines can cancel.

October 11, 2017 at 8:39 AM

Possible spot outside the containment lines on the Van Tam Fire. Numerous engines en route.

October 10, 2017 at 1:57 PM

Firefighters will remain on scene for several hours, heavy mop-up operations underway.

October 10, 2017 at 1:11 PM

Good progress is being made, structure threat has greatly diminished. One crew for mop-up ordered to the incident.

October 10, 2017 at 12:55 PM

Engines have started hoselays on both flanks of the fire, making progress.

October 10, 2017 at 12:53 PM

Photo courtesy Sasha Hughes

Air tankers over the fire, retardant drops to slow progress of the fire while ground resources are working to protect the structures in the area.

October 10, 2017 at 12:50 PM

The fire is right next to Bent Metal Winery. Heavy manzanita and brush with oak and pine timber.

October 10, 2017 at 12:46 PM

Augmented dispatch to the fire, local, state and federal engines responding. Approximately 2 acres, threat to one structure. Running in grass and brush.

October 10, 2017 at 12:40 PM

New vegetation fire on Van Tam Way off McCourtney Road. Numerous engines en route. Tankers en route for both this and the Garden Bar fire.