No one injured in Nevada City fire that destroyed house |

No one injured in Nevada City fire that destroyed house

Structural fire at Nevada City residence Thursday morning.
Submitted by Thom Staser |

No one was injured in a fire that started in a Nevada City residence early Thursday morning.

Firefighters responded to a blaze that started at the front side of a wood frame residence near South Pine and Cross streets at 2:58 a.m., said Nevada County Consolidated Fire Battalion Chief Joshua Sunde. It took 30 to 45 minutes to knock down the fire and an additional two hours to extinguish it, he added.

According to Sunde, the house was completely destroyed by the time fire engines arrived on scene.

“The house was pretty much a total loss,” Sunde said. “There was a car involved, and the neighboring garage has some damages.”

Sunde said the residents of the two-story building were not home when the fire started. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Nevada City Fire Department.

Units from Nevada County Consolidated Fire District, Nevada City Fire Department, Grass Valley Fire Department, Cal Fire, and Ophir Hill Fire Department were involved in fighting the blaze.

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