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.