Fire destroys home on Personeni Lane: Two other structures burn on San Juan Ridge (VIDEO/PHOTO GALLERY) | TheUnion.com

Fire destroys home on Personeni Lane: Two other structures burn on San Juan Ridge (VIDEO/PHOTO GALLERY)

UPDATE 2:20 P.M.:

A pair of early Thursday structure fires left a handful of Nevada County residents displaced after flames destroyed their homes.

One blaze was in the 13000 block of Personeni Lane in Rough and Ready. The other, in the 24000 block of Pleasant Valley Road on the San Juan Ridge, struck two buildings.

Firefighters responded to the Pleasant Valley Road incident after 3:15 a.m. to discover flames from one trailer had spread to another, with minimal spread to nearby wildland.

By 4 a.m. members of the Red Cross had been contacted to help provide shelter for the displaced.

On Personeni Lane, reports of a structure fire with flames through the roof were confirmed by Grass Valley Air Attack 230 at 9:20 a.m.

Air Attack 230 personnel noticed a black column of smoke rising from the structure as they returned from the Table Fire in the Plumas National Forest, prompting the order of a helitack helicopter and putting an air tanker on order.

Within minutes, area firefighters had a wet line around the mobile home and had mitigated any potential threat to the surrounding wildland, calling off the helitack and air tanker.

The causes of the structure fires are under investigation.

UPDATE 10:25 A.M.: Mop up operations underway and will take about three hours.

UPDATE 10:04 A.M.: Firefighters knocking down this structure fire off of Personeni Lane in Grass Valley. No one appears to have been injured.

INITIAL POST: Structure fire with threat to wildland reported on the 13000 block of Personeni Lane.


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