- Incident Name: Venus, Higgins
- State: CA
- Lead Agency: NEU
- Size (acres): 1.7
- Percent Contained: 100%
- Estimate of Containment: August 15, 2019
- Personnel: 60+
- Structures Destroyed:
Venue, Venus Court and Dog Bar Road, Higgins area, Nevada County.
August 15, 2019 at 4:27 PM
Helicopter 514 has been released from the incident and is returning to the TNF Whitecloud. Several engines are also returning to their respective stations. Please watch for equipment on Dog Bar Rd.
August 15, 2019 at 3:49 PM
Fire has been mapped at 1.7 acres. Close to full containment – numerous hotspots still within the perimeter.
August 15, 2019 at 3:43 PM
Venus IC is canceling the incoming dozer due to the progress made. Structure threat has been mitigated
August 15, 2019 at 3:40 PM
Firefighters have the hoselay tied in around the fire. No further growth expected. Heavy mop-up operations will take 4-5 hours.
#VenusIncident [Update] CAL FIRE Firefighters, Higgins FPD, Nevada Co. Consolidated, Nevada Co. Sheriff's and Placer Hills responded to Dog Bar and Venus Ct. CAL FIRE air resources dropped retardant and CCC fire hand crews cut line to protect a residence. pic.twitter.com/PTF2S0sSUp
— CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (@CALFIRENEU) August 15, 2019
August 15, 2019 at 3:36 PM
Estimated at 5 acres now with one structure, possibly a motorhome, involved.
August 15, 2019 at 3:30 PM
Air Attack is canceling the additional tanker en route from Chico, good progress being made. Some structures remain threatened.
August 15, 2019 at 3:05 PM
First unit at scene reports 1/2 acre in heavy brush and timber on the Venus incident. All units to continue in.
Full wildland dispatch for a fire on Dog Bar Road near Venus Court. Units are on scene, more to follow