On Thursday, July 21st, BVFD responded to a vegetation fire that was started virtually across the street from the station, along Briceland Road. According to a nearby resident, a vehicle being towed westbound lost a tire, causing sparks to ignite dry roadside grass as the car was dragged on its rim.
The fire burned approximately seven acres in mostly grass, with a residence and other structures threatened. With the dry, windy conditions, the fire could have been much worse, but crews responded rapidly and were helped in the containment by dirt driveways which acted as firebreaks.
Along with Briceland Fire, equipment and crews from Cal Fire, Telegraph Ridge, Phillipsville and Redway responded.