Fire at a glance (numbers)
- Incident Name: McCourtney, Nevada County
- State: CA
- Lead Agency: NEU
- Size (acres): 1
- Percent Contained: 100%
- Estimate of Containment: September 6, 2022
- Personnel: 60+
- Structures Destroyed:
McCourtney, McCourtney Road near Metcalf Road in the Higgins area, Nevada County. Structure fire into the vegetation.
September 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM
September 6, 2022 at 1:48 PM
McCourtney IC reports good knockdown, keeping all resources for now.
September 6, 2022 at 1:40 PM
Resources at scene conducting extensive mop-up and overhaul operations. IC is releasing the dozer from the fire.
September 6, 2022 at 1:26 PM
All aircraft off the fire, ground resources remain actively engaged.
September 6, 2022 at 1:13 PM
Update from NCSO: all zones are under an evacuation WARNING only – no orders.
September 6, 2022 at 1:12 PM
Firefighters are making good progress on knockdown of the structures.
September 6, 2022 at 1:08 PM
No additional evacuations expected. Zone NCO-E153 is under an evac ORDER.
September 6, 2022 at 1:04 PM
Per Nevada County OES: A Temporary Evacuation Point will be at Madelyn Helling Library (980 Helling Way, Nevada City) for those evacuating from the #McCourtneyFire.
September 6, 2022 at 1:03 PM
Ground resources are making good progress, Tanker 89 and Air Attack 230 being released. Two helicopters still assigned to the fire.
September 6, 2022 at 12:53 PM
Zone NCO-E153 now under a a mandatory evacuation order.
September 6, 2022 at 12:35 PM
Evacuation warnings for zones NCO-E153, NCO-E159, NCO-E397 and NCO-E052.
September 6, 2022 at 12:31 PM
McCourtney Road will be shut down between Ballantree and Lime Kiln Road.
September 6, 2022 at 12:27 PM
One spot reported, helicopter to take action. Air tankers laying retardant line to stop extension to the vegetation.
September 6, 2022 at 12:21 PM
Air Attack reports large garage, fully involved. No extension to the vegetation yet. Per IC, occupants have safely evacuated the property.
September 6, 2022 at 12:17 PM
McCourtney IC requesting additional water tenders to respond.
September 6, 2022 at 12:10 PM
Now a full wildland dispatch for the reported detached garage on fire with possible threat to the vegetation. This will be the McCourtney Fire.
September 6, 2022 at 12:07 PM
Report of a detached garage on fire on McCourtney Road near Ballantree Lane in Grass Valley. Units dispatched.