Nevada City-area house fire injures two

Firefighters responded Saturday afternoon to a possible explosion and house fire near Nevada City that sent a child and adult to a hospital with minor injuries.

The fire occurred in the 12000 block of Poke Place, an area of rural homes outside Nevada City.

Battalion Chief Steve Smith with the Grass Valley Fire Department said investigators would determine the fire’s cause.

“It’s too early to tell if there was an explosion,” Smith said.

The house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived and was about 50 percent destroyed, he said. A child and an adult were taken by ambulance to a hospital with minor injuries, he said.

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