Fire engines from four local fire districts were blocking the 1400 block of East Main street in Grass Valley most of the early morning hours after a house fire erupted, spreading into the adjacent wildland. Grass Valley Fire Battalion Chief Steve Smith says the fire was about half way between Brunswick Rd. and Sierra College Drive.
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Units from Grass Valley Fire, Nevada County Consolidated Fire, Nevada City Fire and Cal Fire departments all responded to the blaze. Smith says the fire is suspicious and remains under investigation.
A Grass Valley Police Officer on scene says she believes the house that burned is the old Bennett House. It had been vacant for some time.