Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Brewer
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 5.5
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 7, 2021
  • Personnel: 60+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Brewer, Iron Horse Drive at Brewer Road in the Higgins area, Nevada County.

July 7, 2021 at 9:19 PM

Most resources have been released, fire is fully contained.

July 7, 2021 at 7:46 PM Brewer IC reports the fire has been mapped at 5.5 acres. 50% contained.

July 7, 2021 at 7:37 PM

NCSO units on Brewer are reducing their presence. Traffic control is in place, all evacuation warning lifted.

July 7, 2021 at 7:20 PM

Firefighters working to extinguish the remaining hot spots. Resources will be at scene for at least two hours. Air Attack 230 is leaving the incident.

July 7, 2021 at 7:03 PM

Firefighters are starting mop-up operations. Excess resources to be released shortly. Please avoid Brewer Road and the side roads. Evacuation warning has not been lifted.

July 7, 2021 at 6:48 PM

Fire is holding, Brewer IC estimates it at approximately 3 acres. Air Attack is releasing the tanker. No further evacuations expected, forward progress has been stopped.

July 7, 2021 at 6:45 PM

All of Junebug has been advised.

July 7, 2021 at 6:41 PM

CodeRED alert from Nevada County Sheriff: This is the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office issuing an Evacuation WARNING for a Wildfire affecting zone NCO-E160. The fire is on Brewer Rd. near Iron horse Dr. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should consider leaving now. Check for updates

July 7, 2021 at 6:37 PM

Brewer IC is reporting good progress. Air Attack is canceling the incoming helicopter.

July 7, 2021 at 6:35 PM

Making good progress at the head of the fire, progression rate is slowing.

July 7, 2021 at 6:31 PM

Firefighters are making progress picking up spots.

July 7, 2021 at 6:30 PM

There are no evacuations at this time.

July 7, 2021 at 6:27 PM

Large air tanker is overhead but will be diverted to a fire in Auburn. One additional air tanker from Grass Valley on order.

July 7, 2021 at 6:21 PM

Tanker 89 and Air Attack 230 are over the fire. Tanker 102 from McClellan arriving over the fire. (MD-87)

July 7, 2021 at 6:17 PM

Additional engines and dozers requested to respond immediately. Fire is burning at a moderate rate of spread.

July 7, 2021 at 6:16 PM

Fire has crossed Brewer Road, evacuations forthcoming.

July 7, 2021 at 6:11 PM

Units at scene report the fire is on Iron Horse Dr off Brewer. Fire is burning in light flashy fuels for now, all resources dispatched to continue in. This will be the Brewer incident. Estimated at 2 acres.

July 7, 2021 at 6:07 PM

Reported vegetation fire, approximately 1/4 acre, on Hwy 49 near Brewer. Units arriving at scene.