BREAKING NEWS – Chamber of Commerce says Nevada City open for business |

BREAKING NEWS – Chamber of Commerce says Nevada City open for business

Historic Nevada City is back in business as fire crews continue to

extinguish an overnight fire that destroyed a 1912 building that housed

four businesses.

Charlie Jacobs, spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said fire crews would be in town for at least 24 hours

to mop up and make sure the fire was out.

“Nevada City is safe,” he said. “Nevada City is not closed down.”

Cause of the fire remains under investigation, Jacobs said.

David Vertin, president of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, praised the firefighters’ quick action. “This could have been a disaster,” he said.

“This is a major blow to our town,” Vertin said. “We’ve got to work together, get things rebuilt and help all the people who have been affected.”

Nevada City is known for its preservation of historic Gold Rush

architecture. The entire 93-building downtown historic district is

listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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