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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Sutton, Grass Valley
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 2
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: October 11, 2020
  • Personnel: 60+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Sutton, Sutton Way and Dorsey Drive in Grass Valley, Nevada County. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

October 11, 2020 at 4:08 PM

Sutton IC is releasing some of the resources back to their respective stations. All fire stations in western Nevada County are staffed.

October 11, 2020 at 3:47 PM

Air Attack 230 confirms the dozer line has been completed, leaving the incident. Meanwhile investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire. Firefighters will be committed another 2 hours for mop up.

October 11, 2020 at 3:41 PM

Firefighters are extinguishing hotspots close to the perimeter and working their way in as topography and water supply allow. Dozer is pushing the line for completion. The forward progress has been stopped.

October 11, 2020 at 3:39 PM

Tanker 89 is leaving the incident, fully loaded and will return to GVAAB.

October 11, 2020 at 3:37 PM

Firefighters are working on the right flank of the fire to complete the existing hoselines. There is no imminent threat to structures.

October 11, 2020 at 3:34 PM

Sutton Air Attack and the Incident Commander may cancel the incoming helicopter thanks to the work of the firefighters on the ground.

October 11, 2020 at 3:32 PM

Firefighters have completed about 50% of hoseline around the fire. The IC estimates the resources assigned will be sufficient to handle the fire. Fire progression has slowed but is still not in the timberstand.

October 11, 2020 at 3:29 PM

Engines are laying hoselines around the fire, making progress. Tanker will remain in orbit in case of a wind shift, but no need for a retardant drop right now.

October 11, 2020 at 3:27 PM

Air Attack 230 reports the fire is backing towards the hill, still burning at a slow rate of spread.

October 11, 2020 at 3:25 PM

Air Attack 230 has lifted from Grass Valley Air Attack Base with Tanker 89.

October 11, 2020 at 3:24 PM

Fire is burning in grass and brush, some isolated timber stands. Dozer is making access and starting to cut line.

October 11, 2020 at 3:22 PM

Firefighters are attempting to make access from different areas, one residence is being evacuated as a precautionary measure.

October 11, 2020 at 3:20 PM

Units at scene report the fire is backing down a field, one residence might be threatened.

October 11, 2020 at 3:15 PM Fire appears to have started at Brunswick and spreading to wards Sutton. Units at scene report the fire is burning at a slow rate of spread.

October 11, 2020 at 3:13 PM Reported brush fire, the size of a car, on Sutton Way near Dorsey, full wildland dispatch on order.