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.

No comments:

Post a Comment

- Due to rampant abuse, we are no longer posting anonymous comments. Please use your real OpenID, Google, Yahoo, AIM, Twitter, Flickr name.

Twitter Buttons

****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.

"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer." --Abraham Lincoln

View blog top tags

Subscribe via email to California Fire News - Keep track of Cal Fire News

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner