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Firefighters Start to Leave Fairgrounds

It sprang up like a city overnight, but now CalFire is gradually winding down, and will be leaving the Nevada County Fairgrounds before the end of the week. Many of the trailers have left the grounds, and with over 17-hundred personnel camped there last week, that number was down to about 200 yesterday (Monday) morning…

Listen to Mary Eldridge 1

Mary Eldridge with CalFire says the target date to close up shop in Nevada County is Thursday–a stay of about ten days. Eldridge says some of the firefighters will be going home, but not all of them…

Listen to Mary Eldridge 2

At its peak, the Fire Camp at the Fairgrounds had about 130 engines. Crews started taking signs down and cleaning up after themselves after the early briefing yesterday (Monday) morning.

–gf

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