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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Star, Grass Valley
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NCCFD
  • Size (acres): 3-5
  • Percent Contained: October 12, 2021
  • Estimate of Containment: 100%
  • Personnel: 30+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Star, Shooting Star Lane and South Ponderosa Way in Grass Valley. No road closures or evacuations.

October 12, 2021 at 5:20 PM

Extensive mop-up operations are ongoing, however most resources have been released from the incident.

October 12, 2021 at 4:37 PM

Mop-up operations are starting, helicopter will remain over the fire with Air Attack 17. All ground resources will be committed for a few hours.

October 12, 2021 at 4:29 PM

Forward progress has been stopped at 3-5 acres. Firefighters have a wet line around the fire.

October 12, 2021 at 4:29 PM

Fire behavior has moderated, hose line around the fire is almost complete. Air Attack has released both tankers back to Grass Valley.

October 12, 2021 at 4:20 PM

Firefighters are making progress now that they created access, the fire is burning in brush and timber. Tankers are reinforcing the retardant lines, the fire is holding within the boundary.

October 12, 2021 at 4:13 PM

The fire is at the boundary of the South Ponderosa Shaded Fuel Break and holding at under one acre. There are no road closures or evacuations at this time.

October 12, 2021 at 4:11 PM

Additional water tender and engine requested to the fire.

October 12, 2021 at 4:06 PM

TNF Air Attack 17 is over the Star incident, Tanker 89 is going back to Grass Valley for a load and return. IC reports 2-3 acres in brush and timber, difficult access, burning at a moderate rate of spread. Potential for 10-15 acres, per the IC.

October 12, 2021 at 3:59 PM

Firefighters are having to cut a gate to make access. IC reports the engines and equipment are staging on Shooting Star.

October 12, 2021 at 3:53 PM

Full wildland dispatch to the Star incident. Still holding at 1/2 acre in timber.

October 12, 2021 at 3:47 PM

Tanker 89 is overhead of the fire between McCourtney Road and Shooting Star Lane. 1/2 acre in timber, the tanker will take action and ground resources are dispatched.

October 12, 2021 at 3:43 PM

Smoke report from Banner Mountain lookout, possibly in the area of South Ponderosa Way on Grass Valley near Shooting Star Lane.