Fire Officials estimate the fire is 60% contained with full containment on September 1st. Fire crews today will continue to push into the interior of the fire working toward extinguishing all fire. There has been a little growth in the acreage and and is estimated at 20,453 acres. A correction from yesterday is that the Jordan Valley Range Land Fire Protection Association has worked alongside of agency, and contract personnel to suppress this fire and their assistance has been invaluable. The public is reminded, while traveling on Highway 95, please slow your speed and pay attention to signing as fire personnel and vehicles are moving around the fire perimeter. The fire is still under investigation and fire investigators have not determined the cause of the fire at this point.
Additional information about the BLM Vale District can be found by visiting the district website at www.blm.gov/or/districts/vale.