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.