Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Gold, east of Alta Sierra
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NCCFD
  • Size (acres): 4
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: April 9, 2021
  • Personnel: 40+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Gold Mist Lane near Mt. Olive Road in Nevada County, escaped burn pile.

April 9, 2021 at 4:42 PM Containment is going up, firefighters are starting to mop up.

April 9, 2021 at 3:35 PM IC reports progress in containment, forward progress of the fire has been stopped. Dozers will be released shortly, but all other resources will remain at scene for several hours.

Video courtesy CAL FIRE NEU

April 9, 2021 at 3:02 PM Gold IC is requesting an additional hand crew. Washington Ridge Crew 1 is already in route. Also requesting a faller for a large hazard tree.

April 9, 2021 at 2:23 PM The fire is burning in heavy brush and timber, wind gusts are hampering rapid containment.

April 9, 2021 at 2:08 PM Fire is now estimated at 3 acres, starting to make good progress on the line construction. There are no evacuations, threats to structures or road closures at this time.

April 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Helicopter 404 is in route to the fire, expected to arrive overhead at 2:04pm

April 9, 2021 at 1:50 PM

Additional water tender has arrived at scene.

April 9, 2021 at 1:49 PM Incoming dozer transport to stage at Mt. Olive and Gold Mist Lane. Dog Bar Road is not suitable for the large equipment.

April 9, 2021 at 1:44 PM

Nevada County Consolidated, Grass Valley/Nevada City, Ophir Hill and Cal Fire resources are assigned to the incident. Access is difficult for large equipment, they will use Mt. Olive Road. Firefighters are starting to make progress.

April 9, 2021 at 1:28 PM

Mutual aid requested from Placer County Fire.

April 9, 2021 at 1:15 PM

IC is estimating the fire at approximately 5 acres now, pretty well established in the drainage. Requesting a helicopter if available.

April 9, 2021 at 1:08 PM

Gold Incident Commander (IC) is still making access to the fire, requesting a dozer to respond.

April 9, 2021 at 1:03 PM

Units at scene report approximately 1 acre burning at a slow rate of spread, requesting more resources.

April 9, 2021 at 12:57 PM

Reported escaped burn pile on Mt. Olive Road near Gold Mist Lane. Units are arriving at scene.