Fire at a glance (numbers)

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Vegetation fire on Centennial Drive and Idaho-Maryland Drive in Grass Valley.

July 8, 2016 at 6:15 PM

Two engines on scene are available for calls, on a 2-minute delay.

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Thanks to Larry Huntington for fighting the fire and sharing his video! He had this to say: A big thanks to Joe and Sean from Johnson Paving who saw the fire on the hill and raced their water truck to a nearby hydrant and got on scene when I did to help prevent the fire from growing much larger.  And of course a huge thanks to all the fire response teams!  ~Larry 

July 8, 2016 at 5:58 PM

The Idaho Fire is now fully contained.

July 8, 2016 at 5:43 PM

Idaho IC reports the forward progress of the fire has been stopped, containment is imminent. Firefighters will remain on scene for an additional 3 hours.

July 8, 2016 at 5:42 PM

Air Attack 230 is landing in Grass Valley after being released from the Idaho incident.

July 8, 2016 at 5:35 PM

The latest estimate still puts the fire at under 1 acre. As a reminder, 95% of all fires throughout California are contained at under 10 acres – thanks to the great work by firefighters.

July 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Idaho IC is starting to release some of the engines.

July 8, 2016 at 5:24 PM

Photo courtesy Rick Overmire, via Julie Siegenthaler
Photo courtesy Rick Overmire, via Julie Siegenthaler

Fire activity is winding down, extensive mop-up will take several hours. Mapping will determine if the fire is within city limits or in the unincorporated area.

July 8, 2016 at 5:19 PM

Air Attack is releasing Tanker 88 back to the Grass Valley Air Base. Good progress on the fire, mop-up is starting.

July 8, 2016 at 5:12 PM

IC is requesting one additional water tender. Law enforcement is dispatched to respond to the scene. A few individuals with a large dog refusing to leave the area.

July 8, 2016 at 5:06 PM

Please avoid the Bennett Street area, firefighters are making access through the maintenance yard on Bennett.

Photo courtesy Vance Goss taken from from Golden Gate Terrace off Sutton
Photo courtesy Vance Goss taken from from Golden Gate Terrace off Sutton

July 8, 2016 at 5:01 PM

Air tanker is over the fire, reporting activity picking up a little on the left flank, due to wind.

July 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM

IC reports the fire has either roads or a handline on all but one side. Estimated at 1/2 acre and burning at a slow rate of spread in brush and timber.

July 8, 2016 at 4:57 PM

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Law enforcement is en route.

July 8, 2016 at 4:50 PM

Photo courtesy Alex Siegenthaler
Photo courtesy Alex Siegenthaler

Air Attack and a dozer requested to the fire on Centennial, tankers are on hold for now. Per the Incident Commander, the fire appears to burn into the burn scar of last year’s fire.

July 8, 2016 at 4:48 PM

Possible vegetation fire on Centennial Drive in Grass Valley. Numerous engines en route, access from De Martini RV.