Fatality involved in Ridge Road structure fire | TheUnion.com

Fatality involved in Ridge Road structure fire

Cause of fire still under investigation

Flames and smoke surround the second story of a two story structure fire reported just after 4 p.m. Tuesday evening off of the 13,000 block of Ridge Road.
Photo: Elias Funez


Nevada County Consolidated Fire District officials have confirmed that there was a fatality involved in Tuesday evening’s structure fire which occurred along the 13,000 block of Ridge Road in rural Grass Valley.

An arson investigation unit, as well as other fire investigators, remained on scene throughout the day Wednesday, keeping Ridge Road closed to through traffic between Manzanita Drive and Alta Street.

“The fire is still under investigation right now,” Nevada County Consolidated Deputy Fire Marshall Patrick Mason said Wednesday. “No reason at this point in the investigation to suspect foul play.”

Mason added that the fire will remain under investigation for now and suggested that a cause for the fire may never be determined.

Originally posted

Nevada County Consolidated, Grass Valley and Nevada City firefighters among others responded to reports of a fully involved two story structure fire along the 13,000 block of Ridge Road in rural Grass Valley just after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Ridge Road was closed in both directions for several hours while first responders worked to make initial knock down of the fire.

It is still unknown whether or not everyone was cleared from the house.

Check back on this developing story.

Grass Valley firefighters use ladders and flashlights to check the building once the flames of Tuesday evening’s structure fire were knocked down.
Photo: Elias Funez
Firefighters make their attack on the structure fire off of Ridge Road near Sierra Drive Tuesday evening in Grass Valley.
Photo: Elias Funez
Engines from Grass Valley, Nevada City, Nevada County Consolidated and others fill Ridge Road near Sierra Drive where a structure fire blocked traffic for hours.
Photo: Elias Funez
Firefighters make their initial attack on Tuesday’s working structure fire call off of Ridge Road.
Photo: Elias Funez
Firefighters utilize a ladder and hose to help extinguish the flames of Tuesday’s Ridge Road structure fire.

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