Firefighters contain blaze at Grass Valley hardware store |

Firefighters contain blaze at Grass Valley hardware store

A fire that started late Sunday in the outside area at B&C Home and Garden Center was quickly contained, according to a press release from the Grass Valley Fire Department.

The fire in the 2100 block of Nevada City Highway was reported at 11 p.m. Sunday, the release states.

Firefighters responded to find visible smoke coming from the building, and found a fire in the enclosed drive-thru area. The fire sprinkler system had contained the fire to a storage rack and other contents in the area, and firefighters were able to extinguish the remaining fire quickly. 

Fire fighters from Grass Valley, Nevada City, Nevada County Consolidated and Cal Fire responded to the scene.

Firefighters worked to keep water and smoke damage to a minimum in the immediate area while also removing smoke from the sales floor, the release states. A representative from B&C said the damage was still being assessed Monday.

“The fire sprinkler system was instrumental in containing the fire and reducing the threat to what could have been an otherwise significant incident,” Fire Chief Mark Buttron said in the release.

Fire investigators have determined the cause to be accidental, Buttron said.

Contact reporter Liz Kellar at 530-477-4236 or by email at

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