Firefighters fight 150-acre Nevada County rice fire

NEVADA COUNTY — Cal Fire teams respond Tuesday to a wildfire in rural Nevada County.

The fire, dubbed the Rice Fire, is burning in the Rice’s Crossing area near North San Juan and Bridgeport.

Scene of burning rice fire in Nevada County on June 28, 2022.

Warning Wildfire / PG&E

The fire brigade initially responded to a fully involved construction fire on site. The flames have since spread into the vegetation and are advancing at a moderate rate, Cal Fire says.

As of 3:45 PM, Cal Fire says the Rice Fire has now grown to 150 acres.

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