Thursday, May 31, 2007

Nevada - News - Industrial fire - Voluntary evacuations

Nevada - News:

Voluntary evacuations called for residents near Industrial fire

Dayton High School set up as evacuation shelter

Staff report

A voluntary evacuation is being carried out in the Industrial Park area of Mound House. State Route 341 remains closed due to the Industrial fire and traffic is slowed on Highway 50 due to the smoke.

A shelter has been set up at Dayton High School for those who choose to evacuate. The high school is at 333 Old Dayton Valley Road.

The fire began about 3:45 p.m. in the Mound House industrial area close to the gravel pit ans has grown to 450-500 acres, according to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center.

The fire is burning in brush and cheat grass and is moving into PiƱon and Juniper. It is burning between Linehan Road and State Route 341.

Since nightfall, ground resources are attacking the fire.

In its 8:30 p.m. report the Minden dispatch center said, winds are shifting and could impact structures that are about 1/2 mile away. There are no closures or evacuations at this time, but local residents should be prepared and are being contacted by Lyon County sheriff's deputies. The fire is now mostly burning BLM public lands.

The fire is burning in an active mining district and mine shafts and related equipment are in the area. No structures have been lost and no injuries have been reported.

Two airtankers, a water tender, two hand crews, one dozer, 11 engines, 170 firefighters and four command staff are on scene from the BLM, NDF, Lyon County, Carson City, Storey County, Douglas County, Lake Tahoe and North Lake Tahoe.

No estimate of containment or control has been made, but crews have made significant progress on the fire's western flank, according to the dispatch center.

North of Reno
Eleven lightning fires on both sides of U.S. 395 near Hallelujah Junction are burning in what officials are calling the Peterson complex.

Reports at 8:30 p.m. included structures being threatened west of U.S. 395.

Motorists are advised to watch for smoke and localized heavy rain.

These fires were started by lightning at about 6:15 p.m. So far, seven of the fires are staffed with additional resources en route.

The fires are burning in brush and cheatgrass

Crews from BLM, U.S. Forest Service, Sierra Fire Protection District, Reno Fire are on scene.

INDUSTRIAL Fire: Latitude 39.242 Longitude -119.663 850 acres
(Fire location provided by: TopoZone)
(Fire location provided by: Google Maps)

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