Fire at a glance (numbers)
- Incident Name: Newtown, Nevada City
- State: CA
- Lead Agency: NCCF
- Size (acres): 1
- Percent Contained: 100%
- Estimate of Containment: July 2, 2021
- Personnel: 30+
- Structures Destroyed: 0
Newtown, Newtown Road near Bitney Springs. Roadside fire.
July 2, 2021 at 9:45 AM
Thanks to reader Jessica for this video taken early on.
July 2, 2021 at 9:37
AM Air Attack 230 is leaving the incident.
July 2, 2021 at 9:35 AM
Newtown IC reports forward progress stopped, mop-up operations will take another hour to an hour and a half. Releasing some resources shortly.
July 2, 2021 at 9:30 AM
Forward progress has been stopped.
July 2, 2021 at 9:27 AM
Air Attack 230 is over the incident.
July 2, 2021 at 9:22 AM
Newtown IC reports good progress, the fire is holding below the road. Air Attack 230 will arrive over the fire shortly.
July 2, 2021 at 9:18 AM
Fire is holding at a little under an acre, no immediate structure threat. Please observe the road closures!
July 2, 2021 at 9:16 AM
Fire continues to burn at a slow to moderate rate of spread, firefighters are starting to make progress and have confirmed there is no structure fire on Hopeful Hill.
July 2, 2021 at 9:12 AM
Report of a possible structure on fire, unconfirmed, on Hopeful Hill Road. Firefighters are checking now, only one column shoeing for now – no black smoke.
July 2, 2021 at 9:10 AM
This would be Zone NCO-E075.
July 2, 2021 at 9:07 AM
Hard closure on Newtown Road. Newtown IC thinks there’s a good chance to hold the fire on the road.
July 2, 2021 at 9:06 AM
NCSO units are notifying residents on Empress. Fire is estimated at 1/2 acre at this time.
July 2, 2021 at 9:03 AM
Fire is burning in the understory, slow to moderate rate of spread going uphill. All units to continue in.
July 2, 2021 at 9:01 AM
Units at scene report fire along the hillside, 200 by 200 ft.
July 2, 2021 at 8:59 AM
Traffic will be halted on Newtown coming up from Bitney Springs.
July 2, 2021 at 8:51 AM
Reported vegetation fire on Newtown at Bitney Springs, units being dispatched now. Estimated a 50 by 50 spot on a hillside.