Friday, Aug. 10, 2012
Size: 32,000 acres
Percent Contained: 55%
Resources: Type-1 Crews, Type-2 Crews, Type-1 & 2 Helicopters, Water Tenders, Dozers and miscellaneous logistical equipment.
Total Personnel: 298
This lightning-caused fire is burning 40 miles north of Battle Mountain, Nev. in Elko County. The fire was reported Sunday, Aug. 5 at approximately 2:30 p.m. The fire is being managed by a Type-3 Incident Management Team lead by Derrick Rader.
Significant events today, burn was mainly terrain & topography driven with moderate and high rates of spread to the southeast with wind events from several passing thunder cells. One local ranch is being threatened, a SNOTEL (SNOw pack and TELemetry site operated by the Natural Resources Conservation Service designed to collect snowpack and related climatic data) and the community of Tuscarora is threatened. A structure protection group is assigned to the town of Tuscarora. Miles of dozer line has been constructed and burned clean. Fire is making runs eluding control lines in some locations with slopovers and spotting. Crews are making good progress as conditions allow.
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For more information, go to http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3129/ .