Paquetti Ranch in Sierraville Destroyed in February Blaze

A February blaze leaves Pasquetti Ranch in Sierraville burned to the ground. Due to the intensity of the blaze multiple agencies responded including the US forest service and Loyalton FD. A total of 5 engines, 4 chiefs, 3 water tenders and 2 patrols to total 28 firefighters responded. With the initial help of locals the blaze did not damage any additional buildings. One local suffered from smoke exposure and a firefighter received minor burns due to the intensity of the flames. Fire crews worked through the night to mop up the fire and battled the freezing temperatures.

 

Photo from The Sierran VOLUME XXXXIV, NUMBER 1  https://www.sierracountyhistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Sierran-Winter-2016.pdf