Nevada County firefighters respond to Wall Fire in Butte County, Calif. | SierraSun.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Nevada County firefighters respond to Wall Fire in Butte County, Calif.

Alan Riquelmy
ariquelmy@theunion.com
A plane from McClellan Air Force Base loaded with fire retardant travels to the Wall Fire in Butte County.
Submitted by Annita Kasparian |

Nevada County firefighters are battling the Wall Fire in Butte County, joining first-responders from across the region as they work to contain the blaze.

Grass Valley and Nevada County Consolidated firefighters, 11 people total with two engines, responded Saturday to the blaze just east of Oroville, said Battalion Chief Josh Sunde, with Consolidated.

“They’re assigned 24-hour shifts,” Sunde said Monday. “They’re working to contain the fire. It’s tough, especially when it’s hot out. It’s another 100-degree day today.”

According to Cal Fire, firefighters are creating and maintaining control lines to reduce possible property damage. Other teams are evaluating the area to determine the damage’s extent.

The Wall Fire began around 2:50 p.m. Friday. It had grown to 5,600 acres by Monday afternoon and was 35 percent contained. About 1,600 fire personnel are on the scene, according to Cal Fire.

The fire has led to four injuries. It’s destroyed 17 structures and damaged five others. Its cause remains under investigation, reports state.

The blaze has led to the evacuation of some 4,000 people.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email ariquelmy@theunion.com or call 530-477-4239.


Support Local Journalism

 

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User