A 911 call to report a house filling with smoke drew quick response from fire officials yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. They received the call about noon and Nevada County Consolidated Fire Chief, Tim Fike says within minutes, fire crews were on their way to the reported location on Mill Springs Drive off of Pasquale Road, east of Nevada City.
“When we have fire weather conditions like we are currently, and then when on top of that, it’s a structure fire, we have the normal response for a structure and then CalFire’s response for a wild land. So you’re going to have at least four engines from Consolidated and another three to four from CalFire.”
Within 5 minutes of arrival firefighters determined that the source was a burnt sponge in the homeowners brand new microwave and there was no major damage. The occupant of the house says she was disinfecting the sponge and thought she had programmed the microwave for one minute but she had programmed in one hour.
“I’m just very glad the outcome was a burnt sponge in the microwave and it’s just an embarrassment for one and a happy ending for everybody.”
Firefighters from Nevada County consolidated, Grass Valley and Cal Fire responded to the call.