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NCCFD: Defensible Space Could Have Prevented Fire

It was a tough lesson for some people in Grass Valley, but it could have been a disastrous one. Firefighters responded to a home on Glenwood Way last night about 7:45 to a structure fire that had spread to vegetation…

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The outbuilding was a small storage shed. Nevada County Consolidated Fire District Battalion Chief Jim Smith says they know the cause…

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Smith says had the vegetation been cleared around the area, there wouldn’t have been any fuel for the fire to spread…

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Smith says there was nothing of real value in the shed, so the only damage turned out to be the shed itself, which was destroyed. No one was hurt.

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