Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: McCourtney, Grass Valley
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: GRS
  • Size (acres): 0.6
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: June 28, 2021
  • Personnel: 50+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

McCourtney, Grass Valley in Nevada County. Roadside spots, evacuations and road closures in effect.

June 28, 2021 at 2:46 PM

Per Caltrans, Hwy 20 has reopened to EB traffic at Penn Valley. SR 20 has reopened to WB traffic but is reduced to one lane near Mill Street for fire clean up.

June 28, 2021 at 2:15 PM

June 28, 2021 at 2:03 PM

Firefighters are mopping up, the engines and crew still at scene wil be committed for a couple hours. Hwy 20 will reopen in approximately 30 minutes.

June 28, 2021 at 1:52 PM

Grass Valley Police has received the all clear to repopulate the evacuated areas.

June 28, 2021 at 1:50 PM

Many thanks to reader Patty Lawrence for this video taken at 1:02 pm.

June 28, 2021 at 1:36 PM

Air Attack 20 is returning to the air base. Forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

June 28, 2021 at 1:32 PM

At this time, no additional evacuations needed.

June 28, 2021 at 1:29 PM

Firefighters are making good progress, NCSO and GVPd are using the two-tone sirens to alert residents on Primrose to the evacuation. There is no evacuation center at tis time.

June 28, 2021 at 1:23 PM

Per GVPD and CHP: The eastbound traffic lanes of Hwy 20 at Penn Valley Drive, and the westbound traffic lanes of Hwy 20 at Mill Street are closed due to vegetation fire. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route. there’s no estimated time of opening.

June 28, 2021 at 1:20 PM

Air Attack reports no additional fires on Hwy 20. Canceling the helicopter. Hwy 20 is closed at Rough&Ready

June 28, 2021 at 1:09 PM

All incoming units will stage on Packard. Additional evacuations on Primrose.

June 28, 2021 at 1:08 PM

Brighton Street is shut down at the overpass. Firefighters are providing structure protection for a house near the fire.

June 28, 2021 at 1:05 PM

Now reported as active fire along Hwy 20 about 3/4 of a mile. Precautionary evacuations on Brighton Street.

June 28, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Reported roadside spot along Hwy 20 near Pleasant Valley Drive.