$5 million in damages caused when two machine shops burn this morning | TheUnion.com

$5 million in damages caused when two machine shops burn this morning

A machine shop employee saw smoke when he arrived to work at 5:42 a.m. today on Loma Rica, but by the time firefighters arrived, fire had damaged most of the equipment beyond repair.

Part of the roof of Datum Precision Inc., on the 13000 block of Grass Valley Avenue, was burned off. Firefighters contained the fire to one building, and flames did not spread to surrounding brush or other buildings, Fire Prevention Officer Terry McMahon of Nevada County Consolidated Fire District said.

Firefighters are still on the property, McMahon said. Grass Valley Fire Department also responded to the blaze.

Investigators said today the damages were valued at $5 million.

A second business also was damaged, TRI Industries.


To contact Staff Writer Robyn Moormeister, e-mail robyn@theunion.com or call 477-4236.

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