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May 14, 2014
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Tuesday busy for firefighters in Nevada County


Firefighters were kept busy Tuesday afternoon with two separate fires called in within minutes of each other.

Fire units were dispatched to a reported fire behind Seven Hills School in Nevada City, in the area of the walking trail, at just before 3 p.m.

Fire units arrived at scene to find locals working on the 20 by 20 spot fire, said Grass Valley Interim Fire Chief Mark Buttron. Fire crews quickly extinguished and encircled the fire with handline. The fire remains under investigation, with no injuries or property damage reported.

In that incident, crews from Nevada County Consolidated, Grass Valley and Cal Fire responded.

Crews also responded to a blaze in the 20000 block of Buck Ridge Road. Firefighters originally were dispatched for a smoke check, but the first arriving engine reported a 1-acre fire with a barn involved. Personnel from Tupelo agencies, including Consolidated. Higgins and Ophir Hill, were able to contained the fire to 1 acre, but the barn was a total loss. A tractor inside the barn also was destroyed.

Crews remained on scene for several hours mopping up. There were no injuries and the fire remains under investigation.


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The Union Updated May 14, 2014 10:38AM Published May 16, 2014 06:22AM Copyright 2014 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.