Monday, October 27, 2008

NV-CCD Petersen - wildland fire - 1,000 acres 0%

Update: October 27, 2008
Fire Name: Peterson - Morning update
Estimating containment tonight at 8:00 p.m.
The fire started yesterday and continues today. Fire activity is minimal, with smoldering pockets of vegetation within the fire line.
A GPS survey updated the official acreage to be 1190 acres.
Currently there are no residential threats.
Fire is 75% contained this morning. Handcrews and engines are constructing fireline and mopping up the fire. Fireline reinforcement continues. No suppression or containment problems are anticipated at his time.
Fire Command: Bureau of Land Management-
Assisting Agencies: US Forest Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, CALFIRE, Reno FD
Resources Assigned: Air Tankers-1, Hand Crews- 7, Engines- 7, Command Staff- 7,
Personnel: 175
Natural & Cultural Resources: Potential threat to endangered moth species and a Wilderness Study area. Deer Winter Range, Sage Grouse, Mountain Quail Habitats were lost or damaged.

Petersen - wild land fire
Cal Fire News/Geomac
Nevada wildland fire is approaching California border, no containment.
A dispatcher for the Sierra Front Fire Interagency Dispatch Center in Minden says no structures are immediately threatened, but engines have been placed around some homes, a business and a ranch as a precaution.
Update: 10-27-08 -09:00hrs - Radio reports that fire has been held at 1,000 acres, extensive mop-up and line reinforcement continues.
Location: Crystal Canyon near Cold Springs, North of Reno, East of Highway 395
Resources: 150 firefighters, several air tankers are attacking the blaze.
California is sending engine and crew strike teams, dozer's and numerous aircraft.
Cause: Under investigation.

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