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Grass Valley and Consolidated Crews Supporting State Fires

Nevada County firefighters are on the lines near Yosemite, battling the Rim Fire. According to newly appointed Interim Fire Chief Mark Buttron, a local engine from Grass Valley is on the blaze.
Click here to listen to Chief Mark Buttron

The fire is threatening about 45-hundred homes. The number of structures already destroyed in the massive blaze has grown from 23 to 101.  Fire officials aren’t saying how many of the buildings were homes.  The Rim fire has burned nearly 300 square miles and is 20-percent contained. Local crews are expected back September 4 or 5th. Further deployment has yet to be determined.

There is also a local presence on the lines of the American Fire, burning near Foresthill in Placer County. Buttron says a Nevada County Consolidated Engine returned to the American Fire after a short reassignment.
Click here to listen to Chief Mark Buttron

The fire is mapped at 26,000 acres and 94 percent containment this morning. Four outbuildings have been lost. Full Containment of the American Fire is projected for tomorrow.

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