Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Brunswick, Grass Valley
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: GRS
  • Size (acres): 3.3
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 2, 2021
  • Personnel: 80+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Brunswick, Brunswick Road and Idaho-Maryland Road in the Brunswick Basin, Grass Valley.

August 2, 2021 at 12:20 PM

This is the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. The Evacuation WARNING for zone GRS-E271 has been lifted. Residents of Loma Rica Ranch may return to their homes. Use caution as there are still emergency personnel working in the area. Check for more information.

August 2, 2021 at 12:11 PM

Fire has been mapped at 3.3 acres. Crews are working on falling several hazard trees and extensive mop-up operations.

Video of the first engines arriving at scene courtesy Tyrus Blount

August 2, 2021 at 11:54 AM

Brunswick Road will reopen shortly. Watch for fire equipment in the area and do not stop to take photos!

August 2, 2021 at 11:51 AM

Fire is contained. Roadway will be opened shortly.

August 2, 2021 at 11:37 AM Brunswick IC is starting to release some resources. Brunswick Air Attack has released both tankers and the helicopter. There will be extensive mop-up operations and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

August 2, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Fire behavior has moderated, but still active flames seen.

Phot courtesy Lori Perry.

Dozer continues to cut line, releasing the Washington Ridge crew.

August 2, 2021 at 11:24 AM

CodeRED sent: This is the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office issuing an Evacuation WARNING for a Wildfire affecting zone GRS-E271. Loma Rica Ranch is under an Evacuation ORDER at this time. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should consider leaving now.

August 2, 2021 at 11:21 AM

Per Grass Valley Fire, the forward progress has been stopped, personnel still working multiple hotspots and spot fires. Firefighters will be on scene through the afternoon.

August 2, 2021 at 11:16 AM

Firefighters have picked up all the spots and forward progress has been slowed/stopped.

August 2, 2021 at 11:11 AM

Precautionary evacuations are being discussed. If there are any evacuations, CodeRED alerts will be sent and law enforcement will notify residents.

August 2, 2021 at 11:09 AM

Additional ground resources requested to the fire, including Washington Rindge Crew 4.

August 2, 2021 at 11:05 AM

New hose lay on the left flank is being pressurized. Brunswick Road will be shut down at Whispering Pines.

August 2, 2021 at 11:03 AM

Fire has burned through one of the fire hoses, there are some issues with water pressure. The tanker will drop to north on 15ft tall brush on the spot fire.

August 2, 2021 at 11:01 AM

Tanker drops have slowed the progress of the fire. Ground resources are working on containing the flanks of the fire.

August 2, 2021 at 10:53 AM

Brunswick IC is reporting the fire has spotted across the road to the north. Requesting a second helicopter and additional ground resources.

August 2, 2021 at 10:48 AM

Ground resources moving away from the head of the fire to let the tanker make a safe drop.

August 2, 2021 at 10:45 AM

Air Attack is over the Brunswick incident, reports about 1/2 acre in light and heavy fuels and good progress being made on both flanks of the fire. Tanker will drop across the head.

August 2, 2021 at 10:44 AM

Fire is burning in heavier fuels, but firefighters are making good progress.

August 2, 2021 at 10:41 AM

Expect Idaho-Maryland Road to be shut down, use an alternate route. Dozer is being unloaded.

August 2, 2021 at 10:38 AM

Two people reportedly seen in the area walking away from the reported fire. Units at scene report 1/4 acre, slow rate of spread.

August 2, 2021 at 10:33 AM

Reported tree or brush on fire on Brunswick Road near Idaho-Maryland Road, units dispatched. Full wildland dispatch on order.