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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

CA-BLM Long Valley Fire 83,733 Acres 57% Crews beginning suppression repair

Long Valley Fire Update
July 19, 2017 0800
Acres Burned: 83,733
Containment: 57%
Fire Started: July 11, 2017
Cause: Under Investigation
Engines: 47
Helicopters: 9
Dozers: 13
Water Tenders: 15
Crews: 25
Total Resources: 896

Doyle, CA, July 19, 2017 – Firefighters worked around the clock securing the containment lines around the fire. Today the focus is on extinguishing hot spots, patrolling the fire perimeter and beginning suppression repair. The spike camp at Sutcliffe will be closed at the end of shift today.Crews 

Suppression repair for the fire will begin on the southeast flank and work northwest working congruently with the Resource Advisors. The focus remains in protecting habitat for the Sage Grouse, Mule Deer, Carson Wandering Skipper butterfly, and the cultural resources in the fire area.

Some unburned islands of vegetation continue to smolder and smoke may be visible from within the burn area. Fire crews are monitoring the fire area.
Please continue to watch for fire vehicles travelling around in the area as crews finish the job of extinguishing the fire and working on suppression repair.
From today on, there will be one update per day.

Contact: Fire Information (831) 265-4193
Information is also available at inciweb.nwcg.gov: please reference Long Valley Fire

Basic Information
Current as of 7/18/2017, 9:23:59 PM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Under Investigation
Date of Origin Tuesday July 11th, 2017 approx. 01:30 PM
Location About two miles north of Doyle, California. About 50 miles north of Reno, Nevada.
Incident Commander Bureau of Land Management
Incident Description Wildfire Burning Grass And Sagebrush.

Current Situation
Total Personnel 896
Size 83,733 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 57%
Estimated Containment Date Sunday July 23rd, 2017 approx. 06:00 AM
Fuels Involved
grass and sagebrush
Significant Events
Fire has been fuels and wind driven and very active with short range spotting

Outlook
Planned Actions
Fire fighters are holding, strengthening and constructing direct and indirect lines. Extensive air support utilizing water scooping aircraft, retardant tankers, and rotor wing aircraft occurred.

Projected Incident Activity
Fire activity expected to increase in the Dry Valley area with afternoon winds.
Remarks
Fire progression slowed today and firefighters made excellent progress constructing direct and indirect line with heavy aerial support.

Current Weather
Weather Concerns
An area of low pressure near the Pacific Northwest will bring gusty southwest winds and low humidity with poor overnight recovery tonight and Tuesday leading to a critical fire weather period. The dry air mass will remain in the region through mid week with temperatures in the high 80s. and the Red Flag warning in effect.

UNIT INFORMATION
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Northern California District
Bureau of Land Management
6640 Lockheed Dr
Redding, CA, CA 96002
INCIDENT CONTACTS
Long Valley Fire Information
Phone: 831 265 4193
Hours: M-F 7 am to 10 pm
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