Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Valkenburg, south of Alta Sierra
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 2-3
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: June 21, 2021
  • Personnel: 30+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Valkenburg, Valkenburg Lane just south of Alta Sierra Estates in Nevada County.

June 21, 2021 at 3:47 PM

Air Attack 230 returning to Grass Valley, ground resources still at scene for extensive mop-up.

June 21, 2021 at 3:42 PM

Mop-up operations are starting, units will be committed for several hours.

June 21, 2021 at 3:36 PM

Tankers 88 and 89 are returning to the Grass Valley Air Attack Base.

June 21, 2021 at 3:31 PM

Air Attack is releasing the incoming helicopter back to Vina. Valkenburg IC reports the fire is holding at 2-3 acres.

June 21, 2021 at 3:23 PM

Valkenburg IC reports forward progress stopped, canceling some of the incoming resources.

June 21, 2021 at 3:22 PM

Placer hand crew has arrived at scene, they’ll work on reinforcing the line on the left flank.

June 21, 2021 at 3:14 PM

Valkenburg IC reports good progress, tankers have slowed the progress of the fire. Ground resources are cutting line around the incident, there are no road closures or evacuations at this time.

June 21, 2021 at 3:11 PM

Tankers are starting to work on the left flank of the fire, starting near the NID ditch and extending the line to the heel of the fire. The fire is mostly burning in blackberry brushes and grass.

June 21, 2021 at 3:08 PM

Valkenburg IC 1 to 1.5 acres in grass and oak woodlands per Air Attack. Burning at a moderate rate of spread. Tanker 88, 89 are overhead with Air Attack 230.

June 21, 2021 at 2:55 PM Vegetation fire, Valkenburg Lane, just outside of Alta Sierra, full wildland dispatch on order.