Ashes believed cause of home fire |

Ashes believed cause of home fire

Fire heavily damaged a husband and wife’s modular home near You Bet Road early Thursday morning, with the suspected cause being a bag of woodstove ashes left near the home

Firefighters were called to 12993 Wild Life Lane, which is north of You Bet and west of Red Dog roads, at 3:06 a.m., according to an emergency dispatcher.

Crews from Peardale-Chicago Park, Ophir Hill, Nevada County Consolidated and Grass Valley responded.

Ophir Hill firefighter David Silva said the house was almost a total loss from the combination of fire and heat damage.

Silva said the bag of ashes were placed under a deck, next to a woodpile, “and it pretty much made a fire.”

No injuries were reported. The homeowners’ identities weren’t made available.

– Doug Mattson

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