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Luckie, on Luckie Road near Fremont Road, south of Grass Valley. Started by a mower.

August 27, 2017 at 5:42 PM

Air Attack is reporting very few smokes left within the fire perimeter, the fire is looking really good. Returning to Grass Valley to fuel up and be ready for the next fire.

August 27, 2017 at 5:10 PM

Helicopter H-528 will make 2 more drops, then fly to the Grass Valley Air Attack Base for fuel. Can be over the fire again in a few minutes if needed.

August 27, 2017 at 5:09 PM

Tanker 88 has been released from the fire and is returning to the Grass Valley Air Attack Base.

August 27, 2017 at 5:01 PM

Photo courtesy Nevada County Consolidated.

Another water tender is needed for the fire. The irrigation ditch is not able to keep up with the firefighters’ water needs. A total of 3 water tenders are requested for the incident, one is on scene, one is stuck on a small, impassable road and one additional water tender is en route. Three small spots outside the lines are being actively suppressed by firefighters.

August 27, 2017 at 4:57 PM

There is a small spot fire (5 by 10) outside the line, TNF Helicopter 528 is working on it.

August 27, 2017 at 4:43 PM

Tanker 88 has completed two additional retardant drops. Given the weather conditions (breezy winds) the potential for spotting across the lines is always a concern. No spots outside the retardant lines at this time.

August 27, 2017 at 4:35 PM

The fire is burning in brush and oak woodlands. Helicopter is continuing bucket drops, firefighters are reinforcing the hoselay and the retardant lines. Air Attack is keeping one tanker overhead to deal with any possible spot fires.

August 27, 2017 at 4:25 PM

Additional tanker and helicopter drops on the Luckie Fire to take the heat out of it.

August 27, 2017 at 4:21 PM

Forward progress of the fire has been stopped, hoselay around the fire is complete.

August 27, 2017 at 4:02 PM

Firefighters are making good progress, hoselay around the fire is progressing nicely. Resources will be committed for another 3 hours.

August 27, 2017 at 3:57 PM

Helicopter requested to the fire, some bucket drops are needed.

August 27, 2017 at 3:52 PM

Fire is holding within the retardant lines. Hoselay around approximately 50% of the fire.

August 27, 2017 at 3:51 PM

Tankers are working the Luckie Fire to prevent any spotting across the irrigation ditch and to slow the spread of the fire.

August 27, 2017 at 3:47 PM

Luckie IC is requesting 2 additional water tenders and 3 engines.

August 27, 2017 at 3:44 PM

Air Attack reports the fire now at 3-5 acres, approaching the irrigation ditch. Good progress being made.

August 27, 2017 at 3:39 PM

Air Attack 230 reports the fire on Rattlesnake Road is burning at a slow rate of spread.

August 27, 2017 at 3:36 PM

Second fire is on Rattlesnake Road on Tranquil Lane with a possible structure threat, approximately 1/8 of an acre.

August 27, 2017 at 3:35 PM

First engine has arrived on the Luckie Fire. Engine 88 now Luckie IC.

August 27, 2017 at 3:33 PM

First fire is burning at a slow rate of spread, burning away from structures. Second fire is in the Osborne Hills area. Air Attack is having both Tankers 88 and 89 drop retardant on both fires.

August 27, 2017 at 3:22 PM

Now full wildland dispatch for a vegetation fire, started by a mower, on Luckie Road off Fremont Road south of Grass Valley. Reported as a 100 by 100 ft spot. This will be the Luckie Fire.

August 27, 2017 at 3:17 PM

Smoke report: Light smoke up and down, reported by Banner Mountain lookout. Wolf Mountain reports very faint smoke, barely visible. Pike County lookout also confirms the smoke.