NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. October 29, 2019 – Grass Valley, Nevada City and Nevada County Consolidated Firefighters have been busy the last several days alongside our partner agencies in the County and Cal Fire.

A snapshot of the last 72 hours at Grass Valley Fire Station 1:

33 calls for service (all types)


2 Vegetation Fires (Dorsey Inc & Rough and Ready Hwy near Ridge Road)

2 Structure Fires (Alta Sierra Area and Penn Valley Fire District)

1 R.V. Fire (Penn Valley)

Gleko Incident

Grass Valley Engine 1 and Engine 2 along with Nevada Co. Consolidated, Penn Valley and Cal Fire responded to a structure fire in the 16000 Block of Gleko Rd. Grass Valley Engine 2 firefighter Cisneros rescued the family cat.

Dorsey Incident

Crews remained on the Dorsey Incident overnight on Sunday October 27, 2019 and into the afternoon on October 28, 2019. Grass Valley, Nevada Co. Consolidated, Nevada City, and Cal Fire resources conducted mop up of any heat sources within the burn.

Final acreage after ground mapping by GPS – 38 acres

Consistent wind speeds 22 mph out of the NE

Gust of 37mph

Strike Team

A Strike Team consists of 5 Fire Engines and a Strike Team Leader, 20 to 22 firefighters. This configuration allows flexibility and heavy resource allocation for any type of assignment on the fire incident. Local firefighters routinely provide support for large fires in California through this type of deployment.

Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)

Grass Valley OES Engine 334 was deployed at 0300 Friday morning to the Kincade Incident as part of an OES Strike Team.

Nevada City

Nevada City Engine 5464 was assigned early Friday to the Kincade Incident as part of a Nevada County Strike Team.

All Grass Valley and Nevada City Fire Stations remain fully staffed to serve our communities.