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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Carriage, Nevada County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 0.3
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: September 20, 2021
  • Personnel: 30+
  • Structures Destroyed: 1

Carriage, Hwy 49 and Ladybird Drive in Nevada County. Structure fire into the vegetation.

September 20, 2021 at 2:40 PM

Firefighters are starting mop-up operations on the incident. One crew to continue in, the second crew can cancel.

September 20, 2021 at 2:37 PM

Carriage IC is starting to release some excess resources. Hwy 49 between Alta Sierra and Combie is slow-going, please use caution in the area and watch for fire equipment.

September 20, 2021 at 2:31 PM

NEU with an update:

September 20, 2021 at 2:27 PM

Firefighters still working on knockdown for the structure and adjacent building on the property. Vegetation was held to 1/4 acre.

September 20, 2021 at 2:25 PM

Medics at scene have checked out one of the four occupants of the main house, no need for transport. September 22, 2021 at 9:24 AM update: There was only one occupant in the house, the other people were Good Samaritans who stopped and got the occupant out of the home – many thanks to them for caring!

September 20, 2021 at 2:21 PM

Air Attack is releasing both tankers, loaded, back to Grass Valley Air Attack base.

September 20, 2021 at 2:19 PM

Firefighters are making good progress, forward progress of the vegetation fire has been stopped. All efforts are on the structure and structure protection.

September 20, 2021 at 2:17 PM

Both tankers are over the fire with Air Attack. IC is requesting one additional water tender to the incident.

September 20, 2021 at 2:13 PM

IC reports they have an all clear on the structure. Also requesting CHP for traffic control.

September 20, 2021 at 2:12 PM

Air Attack is overhead, reporting 1/2 acre in light fuels, burning at a moderate rate of spread.

September 20, 2021 at 2:06 PM

Carriage IC reports multiple propane tanks going off at the back of the house, life/safety alert. Now 1/2 acre of vegetation involved.

September 20, 2021 at 2:02 PM

Full wildland dispatch now for the Carriage Fire, first units have arrived at scene. One outbuilding fully involved, threat to the main structure and approximately 1/4 acre of vegetation involved.

September 20, 2021 at 1:58 PM

Reported residential structure fire on Hwy 49 just past Ladybird, also reported as a grass fire near Carriage Road, numerous units dispatched.