< Back to All News

Vegetation Fire Started in Homeless Camp

A vegetation fire reported at 1:28 pm yesterday afternoon could have been a lot worse.¬†All available fire units responded to the given location which was on Railroad Avenue in Grass Valley. Engine 2 arrived first and reported a 50′ X 50′ foot fire underway with a moderate rate of spread. The fire was reported by neighbors after seeing flames and smoke coming from the field.

The fire was bordered on 3 sides by a creek at the bottom and roads at the head and left flank. Setting up a perimeter was first priority and the fire was contained to just under half an acre at 1:57 pm. The crews continued with mop up and line construction and the fire was controlled and extinguished shortly before 3:30 yesterday afternoon, with no structures or vehicles being damaged. The cause was determined to be an escaped cooking fire from a transient camp.

Submitted Photos

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