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Brush fire near Hirschman’s Pond quickly contained; head injury in fall near Wolf Mountain tower

A brush fire located between Indian Flat Road and Highway 49 in Nevada City was squashed this morning after reports of smoke near Hirschman's Pond were made around 9 a.m., according to Emergency Command Officials.

Nevada County Consolidated, Nevada City and Cal Fire units responded to the 50 by 50 foot fire which was extinguished by 9:30 a.m.

The cause of the fire was under investigation as of press time.

Man falls from wall near Wolf Mountain Tower, suffers head injury

A group of friends attempting to scale a 10-foot wall near Wolf Mountain Tower in Grass Valley saw a member of their group take a fall, suffering a head injury Thursday night, Grass Valley Fire Chief Mark Buttron said.

A call was made around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, describing a 21-year-old male that had fallen in the area of the tower and suffered a severe head injury, according to sheriff documents.

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Grass Valley fire, Cal Fire, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and Nevada County Sheriff deputies responded to the scene where the individual was airlifted to a Roseville hospital.

The identity or condition of the individual was not revealed as of press time.

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