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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Spenceville
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: PVD
  • Size (acres): 1.5
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 25, 2021
  • Personnel: 40+
  • Structures Destroyed: 1

Spenceville, structure fire with extension to the vegetation on Spenceville Road in Penn Valley.

August 25, 2021 at 2:50 PM

This is the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. The Evacuation Warning for zone NCO-E013, has been lifted. Use caution as there are still emergency personnel working in the area.

August 25, 2021 at 2:30 PM

Air Attack is releasing Tanker 88 back to Grass Valley.

August 25, 2021 at 2:23 PM

Still a lot of mop-up on the main fire and the spots, all resources will be committed for several hours.

August 25, 2021 at 2:17 PM

IC has released the NorCal dozer, they are returning to their station. Air Attack is releasing one helicopter, keeping one overhead for spot fires. Forward progress has been stopped.

August 25, 2021 at 2:09 PM

Air Attack reports firefighters are making good progress getting hoselays around all the various fires. Second helicopter has arrived, will be watching for additional spot fires. Air Attack is releasing one tanker back to Grass Valley.

August 25, 2021 at 2:01 PM

Spot fires continue to be an issue, additional resources requested to respond. Aircraft overhead monitoring for any new spot fires.

August 25, 2021 at 1:57 PM

Spenceville IC is requesting two additional water tenders. Zone NCO-E013 now in an evacuation warning. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should consider leaving now.

August 25, 2021 at 1:54 PM

There are no evacuations or road closures at this time.

August 25, 2021 at 1:49 PM

Helicopter continues to work the spot fire. Another helicopter is inbound to the incident.

August 25, 2021 at 1:47 PM

Tankers 89 and 88 back to Grass Valley Air Attack Base for a load and return.

August 25, 2021 at 1:44 PM

Spot fire on Southridge being worked by both retardant drops and ground resources.

August 25, 2021 at 1:39 PM

Units still in route to the Spenceville Fire are to stage on Spenceville Road. Tanker 89 will drop onto the spot fires – there are two spots now. Making good progress on the structure fire.

August 25, 2021 at 1:37 PM

Ground resources focusing on the structure fire, tankers and helicopter working the spot fire.

August 25, 2021 at 1:33 PM

Reported spot fire, visible on camera on Southridge Road. Tanker dropping on the spot fire now.

August 25, 2021 at 1:27 PM

Units at scene report 1/2 acre in heavy fuels. Narrow access to the fire.

August 25, 2021 at 1:22 PM

First unit at scene reports fully involved residence, vegetation burning at a slow rate of spread.

August 25, 2021 at 1:15 PM Reported tree house on fire near the Ready Springs Elementary School on Spenceville Road, units being dispatched.