Nevada County firefighters rescue trapped victim |

Nevada County firefighters rescue trapped victim

The Union staff

Firefighters rescued a person trapped in a residential fire on Carey Drive off Ridge Road in Grass Valley Friday.

When first units arrived, the fire, reported at 3:35 p.m. was "50-75 percent involved" with smoke to the floor and fire burning through attic space and into living areas of the residence, according to a news release.

"(One) victim escaped the fire and was able to make it out of the residence, the second victim was trapped; located in a bathroom and rescued by fire crews," Nevada County Consolidated Fire District reported. "Care was transferred to Sierra Nevada Ambulance for treatment.  Both patients suffered significant burn injuries and were transported to Lyman Gilmore landing zone were CALSTAR 3, and Reach 7 transported the patients by air to UC Davis Burn Center."

According to the release, the fire took approximately one hour to knock down and an additional two hours to fully extinguish.  

Along with Nevada County Consolidated, also responding were firefighters from Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Rough and Ready, Ophir Hill and Cal Fire, along with first responders from  Sierra Nevada Ambulance, CALSTAR 3, and Reach 7.

The cause is under investigation by the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District.

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