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Vista, Vista Avenue in Grass Valley. Burning in brush at a slow rate of spread. No evacuations or road closures.

September 11, 2018 at 9:53 AM

The final acreage for the fire is 2.6 acres in heavy brush and timber.

September 11, 2018 at 8:11 AM

The Vista Fire as seen from Newtown Road at 8:15 am. Photo Wolfgang Perner

Firefighters will be committed the rest of the day on this fire. Watch for heavy equipment on Ridge Road and the connecting roads. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

September 11, 2018 at 7:52 AM

Dozer has been released from the fire.

September 11, 2018 at 7:37 AM

Fire has been mapped and revised down to 3 acres.

September 11, 2018 at 7:21 AM

Containment continues to improve. With better visibility, firefighters are extinguishing more of smoldering hotspots and are tying in existing lines. There are no spots outside the lines and contrary to social media rumors the fire activity is not picking up.

September 11, 2018 at 6:35 AM

There is no danger to either the community of Rough&Ready or Grass Valley. Firefighters are working in very steep terrain with heavy brush (manzanita etc) that has to be removed to create a line around the fire.

September 11, 2018 at 6:26 AM

Forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

September 11, 2018 at 5:56 AM

Some of the resources are being released.

September 11, 2018 at 5:40 AM

Heavy smoke in the area is not only from the Vista Fire, drift smoke from the Delta Fire has settled all over the Foothills.

September 11, 2018 at 5:23 AM

Firefighters conducted several smoke checks in the area, starting at 10:30 pm last night in the areas of Ridge Road and Rough&Ready Highway. The was was located around 00:42 am near the bottom of Slate Creek.

Several crews and a dozer are working to complete the line around the fire. The fire started in the Slate Creek drainage and burned uphill towards Vista Ave and behind the Twin Cities Church. Minimal fire behavior and there is no threat to structures, no evacuations or road closures.

7 replies on “Vista, Grass Valley”

  1. I’m not coming up with Vista St. in my map search. Is this Buena Vista St. in GV? We can smell smoke at Bitney Springs & Newtown Rd. Thanks.

    1. It is Vista Avenue and it is in the Slate Creek drainage. Take a look at the map we just posted.

  2. Thanks, as always, for doing a great job of reporting.

    However, I am wondering why road names don’t appear on the fire maps that you post. I seem to recall they used to show road names. It’s handy to have them.

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