Nevada City, Calif. July 2, 2017 – On Saturday, a vegetation fire on Footehold near McCourtney Road had a full wildland dispatch mobilized. The Foote Fire was contained at 5 acres. Today, a fire near Bridgeport on Pleasant Valley Road was contained just before noon. The Pleasant Fire charred 3 acres. Then, less than an hour later, a report of a vegetation fire on Brewer Road near Conestoga Drive. The Brewer Fire is currently estimated at 10-12 acres and 80% contained. All these fires burned in the Wildland Urban Intermix (WUI) with homes threatened at one point. Are you ready if the next fire starts in your neighborhood?

The 2017-2018 Fire Season Guide is available now

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, in conjunction with local, state and federal fire agencies is making the 2017-2018 Fire Season Guide available. The guide includes an emergency preparation guide and checklists you can use to get ready for the next fire.

Resources for fuel reduction, disaster response and animal emergency preparedness guides are included in the publication.

Please download the guide and above all, plan for an emergency. The fires this weekend are a reminder of the very real danger every fire season brings.

Remember that fireworks are banned in all of Nevada County, including the cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Enjoy the celebrations at the Fairgrounds and be safe!

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