Cause of Grass Valley fire unknown |

Cause of Grass Valley fire unknown

The cause of a house fire Thursday afternoon on the 10000 block of Alta Hill Mine Road remains under investigation, said Grass Valley Fire Department Chief Tom Browning.

The fire began shortly before 12:42 p.m. in a small bathroom of the single-family home, flashed over and spread into a hallway and attic, Browning said.

Nineteen firefighters and several engines from the Grass Valley Fire Department, Nevada County Consolidated Fire District and Nevada City Fire Department arrived approximately four minutes after the fire was reported by an unknown person, he said.

“We saved everything in the house,” Browning said. “No one was home. We forced entry.”

An upstairs bedroom was also slightly damaged.

“The house is repairable,” Browning said. “I’d say there was some moderate to major damage.”

No one was injured in the fire.

The owner, who Browning did not identify, was contacted by fire officials, he said.


To contact staff writer Robyn Moormeister, e-mail or call 477-4236.

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