Firefighters contain small vegetation fire in Grass Valley |

Firefighters contain small vegetation fire in Grass Valley

Multiple regional units responded to a small vegetation fire on Smith Road near Highway 49 in Grass Valley Saturday afternoon.

“They contained it (Saturday), there was some spotting, but they were able to contain it,” Capt. Bryan Carter of Cal Fire told The Union Sunday. “We have some people out there checking on it today.”

The blaze, which was about 1.5 acres, started 1:30 p.m. Saturday, and was put out by 4:30 p.m., Carter said.

Nine engines from Cal Fire, Nevada County Consolidated Fire District, Grass Valley Fire Department, Ophir Hill Fire Protection District, and Penn Valley Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident. Carter said Cal Fire aircrafts were also on scene.

“Because of the potential of it, we ordered a lot of equipment,” Carter said.

The fire spread to surrounding vegetation, but no structural damage was reported, officials said.

Traffic control was in place in the immediate area of the fire while firefighters worked to extinguish it.

Carter said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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