Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Loa
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 1
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: October 2, 2020
  • Personnel: 50+
  • Structures Destroyed: 1

Loa, Loa Court near Old Emigrant Trail above Rollins Lake in Nevada County.

October 2, 2020 at 11:18 AM

Firefighters at scene are starting overhaul of the destroyed structure and extensive mop-up operations. No injuries to civilians or firefighters reported.

October 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

October 2, 2020 at 10:53 AM

Old Donner Trail is being evacuated as a precautionary measure.

October 2, 2020 at 10:51 AM

Air Attack has been released from the incident and has landed at Grass Valley.

October 2, 2020 at 10:48 AM

Evacuations are ongoing, good progress by firefighters. The fire activity is diminishing.

October 2, 2020 at 10:41 AM

Air Attack is releasing the helicopter back to Auburn, Tanker 89 has returned to Grass Valley.

October 2, 2020 at 10:36 AM

Loa IC reports the structure is a total loss, firefighters are working on hoseline around the vegetation. All resources will be committed for several hours.

October 2, 2020 at 10:31 AM

NCSO is starting evacuations on Old Emigrant Trail. Less than a dozen homes affcetd at this time.

October 2, 2020 at 10:24 AM

Air Attack reports one structure, a mobile home, is fully involved with about 1/2 acre of vegetation involved. Burning at a slow rate of spread in light flashy fuels, getting into the understory nearby.

October 2, 2020 at 10:21 AM

Air Attack 230 has lifted from the Grass Valley Air Attack Base, with Tanker 89 closely following.

October 2, 2020 at 10:11 AM

Full wildland dispatch on order for the reported structure fire on Loa Court across from Old Emigrant Trail in the Peardale/Chicago Park area. This will be the Loa incident.

October 2, 2020 at 10:08 AM

Now a reported residential structure fire with vegetation involved on Old Emigrant Trail. Units en route.

October 2, 2020 at 10:04 AM

Report of black smoke in the You Bet area.