Friday, August 10, 2012
Estimated Acreage: 259,599 Containment: 30 percent
Location: 25 miles E of Denio, Nev.
Objectives: Fully suppress safely
Cause: Lightning on Aug. 6
Cooperating Agencies: BLM
Resources at the Fire: 562 firefighters and support people, 25 engines, 17 bulldozers, 11 water tenders, and 5 helicopters.
Weather: Lightning east of the fire is forecast. By Sunday night we expect dry lightning and continued dry and hot weather.
HOLLOWAY FIRE ACTIVE AND MORE PRECISELY MAPPED
Aug. 10, 8 p.m., Denio, Nev.: Aerial mapping of the Holloway fire shows the fire has burned 259,599 acres since Aug. 6.
“It may have grown about 40,000 acres in the last 24 hours, but it didn’t double in size,” Chris Ourada, Holloway’s incident commander pointed out. The fire was mapped Friday from the air using global-positioning equipment.
The fire has burned 101,607 acres in Nevada and 157,992 acres in Oregon.
The Holloway fire was active Friday near Trident Peak, southeast of Denio, in Nevada. On its north flank, the fire has now reached Whitehorse Creek, in Oregon.
One fire observer reported the fire was burning on its north side in dozens of “fingers,” rather than as a solid wall of fire. Firefighters plan to continue using bulldozers on the north side on Saturday.
The terrain near Trident Peak doesn’t lend itself to bulldozers, so crews will build line by hand on Saturday.
Meantime, officials expect to receive special mobile crew quarters that will allow more firefighters to work at night and rest during the day.
Fire officials have scheduled a public meeting in McDermitt, Nev., on Saturday, at 7 p.m., in the Community Center. The meeting will provide information about the current fire situation in the area.