< Back to All News

Long Time Community Business Helps Fight Dog Bar Fire

On Sept. 13 the Dog Bar fire broke out between Mt. Olive Rd and Taylor Crossing Rd. This fast moving fire needed all the expertise of the firefighters and a flood of equipment. Retired Fire Chief, David Ray, says the area is absent of fire hydrants and during the initial attack, water tenders providing water to the fire engines made round trips to the Alta Sierra area taking anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. Jeff Hansen of Hansen Brothers Enterprises was checking on the status of his rock plant when he was asked for assistance.

Click here to listen to Jeff Hansen

As a water tender operator on this incident Hansen Bros not only made the driving safer for all, the turn around time to provide water was cut to a quarter of the time.
Fire crews used the property to pump water for the entire time the fire burned and the days following as clean-up took place.
Hansen Brothers have operated the rock yard for about 50 years and Jeff says its all about community.

Click here to listen to Jeff Hansen

While the firefighters are praising Hansen brothers for stepping up… Jeff Hansen returns the praise.

Click here to listen to Jeff Hansen

Jeff Hansen also wants to thank the community for their support.

Click here to listen to Jeff Hansen

Chief Ray says the property owners should feel more comfortable living in that area knowing Hansen Brothers is there to assist in an emergency.

1 Comment

September 25, 2014

Warren McGee

This is why I moved up here 16 years ago. Because of the small town community stepping up to do what ever needs to be done to protect it, no matter what it takes. I have never felt the closeness that I do here in Grass Valley of people coming together and helping each other. My real estate lady Dulcie Moyer said to me 16 years ago "you have just bought a piece of paradise" and oh so true.

Warren Mcgee

KNCO Web Comments Guidelines

  1. Keep it clean. Comments with inappropriate language, no matter how cleverly spelled or decorated will not be posted.
  2. Comments on the way the story was written or misspelled words will be passed on to the story authors and not posted.
  3. Please use your real name. Anonymous comments or comments posted using a fake name or web handle may not be posted.
  4. Please use your real email address so we can contact you.
  5. No flaming. Any comments that are primarily of a name calling finger pointing nature may not be posted.
  6. The comment section is not a right it is a privilege. KNCO retains all rights as to what is posted on its website.

Leave A Comment



* captcha