Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Pleasant, San Juan Ridge
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 2.4
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 12, 2021
  • Personnel: 50+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Pleasant, Pleasant Valley Road, between Birchville and Sweetland Nevada County. Power lines are down.

July 12, 2021 at 12:57 PM


July 12, 2021 at 12:05 PM

IC estimates 1-2 hours of mop-up time. The fire is contained and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

July 12, 2021 at 11:55 AM

Air Attack 230 is leaving the incident, Helicopter 9AB will remain at scene and do a few more bucket drops.

July 12, 2021 at 11:46 AM

Pleasant IC is starting to release engines. PG&E crews are at scene.

July 12, 2021 at 11:36 AM

Air Attack still monitoring the fire, no spots outside the line to report.

July 12, 2021 at 11:31 AM

Firefighters are working to extinguish the last open flame in the incident. Mop-up operations will start soon and some of the resources will be released back to their stations. One hand crew from Butte arriving.

July 12, 2021 at 11:23 AM

Forward progress has been stopped.

July 12, 2021 at 11:21 AM Tankers 88 and 89 are released at Grass Valley Air Attack Base, ready to return if needed.

July 12, 2021 at 11:15 AM

Fire behavior is starting to moderate thanks to the firefighters’ efforts. No evacuations planned at this time. IC estimates they have sufficient resources at scene. Air Attack continues to monitor for any spot fires.

July 12, 2021 at 11:11 AM

Please avoid Pleasant Valley Road in both directions, additional resources, including heavy equipment are dispatched to the incident.

July 12, 2021 at 11:08 AM

Tankers are laying retardant to slow the forward progress while ground resources are providing structure protection and constructing hand lines and hoselays. Dozer is on the fire as well.

July 12, 2021 at 11:07 AM

Power outage due to the fire mapped, 93 customers affected.

July 12, 2021 at 11:03 AM

Both Tanker 88 and 89 are working the fire. Firefighters on the ground are making progress.

July 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM

There are no evacuations at this time – this is in Zone NCO-E329.

July 12, 2021 at 10:56 AM

Air Attack 230 is over the fire now, with tanker in tow.

July 12, 2021 at 10:52 AM

Additional resources from local and federal stations arriving on the fire. The fire is burning at a slow to moderate rate of spread, one structure threatened.

July 12, 2021 at 10:49 AM

Pleasant IC reports the fire is scattered on both sides of a driveway, requesting additional resources to respond.

July 12, 2021 at 10:42 AM

Power outage affecting 93 people.

July 12, 2021 at 10:40 AM

Pleasant IC is requesting aircraft if available.

July 12, 2021 at 10:33 AM

Reported vegetation fire on Pleasant Valley Road, first unit is at scene and reports small vegetation fire with power lines down. Additional units being dispatched.