Fire blotter: Sept. 15, 2008 |

Fire blotter: Sept. 15, 2008

The Grass Valley Fire Department responded to 59 calls for service from Sept. 3 to Sept. 9, including those responded to as part of our joint operational relationship with Nevada County Consolidated Fire District and Nevada City Fire Department. The following is a small sample of those calls in more detail.

1:11 p.m. Sept. 3 – GVFD and NCFD responded to a possible electric fire on Carey Drive. Firefighters reported no active fire and used a thermal imaging camera to confirm the extinguished fire did not extend to other parts of the structure. Fire crews cleared the scene after securing the electricity.

4 a.m. Sept. 6 – GVFD and NCCFD responded to a vegetation fire on Empire Star Mine Road. Firefighters reported a 1-acre fire in thick brush with a slow rate of spread and no homes threatened. They deployed hose lines and started a direct attack, quickly containing the fire. The cause was undetermined, and no injuries were reported.

12:13 p.m. Sept. 6 – GVFD and NCCFD responded to report of a structure fire on Slate Creek Road. Firefighters reported nothing showing from outside and investigated to find the occupant had extinguished a fire in the air conditioning unit. Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera and confirmed the fire did not extend to other parts of the home.

5:44 p.m. Sept. 6 – GVFD responded to Penn Valley for a head-on collision vehicle accident. Firefighters assisted in removing and preparing patients for transport to the hospital. Fire crews remained on scene to insure that no hazards existed before tow trucks arrived.

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