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Fire blotter: Aug. 11, 2008


The Grass Valley Fire Department responded to 57 calls from July 23 to July 29, including those responded to as part of a joint operational relationship with Nevada County Consolidated Fire District and Nevada City Fire Department. The following is a small sample of those calls:

5:22 p.m. July 23 – GVFD responded to a vegetation fire on Alta Street. Firefighters reported a quarter-acre grass fire that was largely extinguished by locals. Fire crews overhauled for hot spots and determined that the fire was caused by a lawn mower. No damage to property was reported.

n 7:58 a.m. July 24 – GVFD and NCCFD responded to a report of a possible structure fire with one blind occupant inside near Olympia Park Drive. Firefighters reported a single-story home with nothing. When they entered the home, they found food had been left on the stove, and the occupant was not in danger.

5:56 p.m. July 24 – GVFD responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian on Butler Street. Firefighters contacted the male patient, who claimed he was hit by a car as he was walking down the street. They found no injuries, and the man was not transported to the hospital.

4:20 p.m. July 25 – GVFD and NCCFD responded to a reported vegetation fire near an apartment complex on East Berryhill Drive. Firefighters found a small grass fire that had been extinguished, with no damage to the building. They determined the cause of the fire was a cigarette.

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