Thunder storms are expected to continue in the area through the rest of this week.
A fire mobilization center has been established at the Nevada Youth Training Center in Elko. The mobilization center will be a staging area for ordered and released resources.
The Bull Run Complex now controls five active fires. These fires are currently totaling approximately 54,191 acres with 55 percent containment. The most active fire is the Mustang with 16,797 acres and burned actively all day yesterday. Over 200 firefighters have been assigned to the Mustang Fire and it is estimated at 20 percent containment. Two outbuildings have been lost in this fire.
Fire personnel on the other four fires continue to construct fire line, secure existing lines and begin mop-up activities. No significant growth on the other fires.
For information on the Bull Run Complex, call (775) 757-2471, email: Bullruncomplexinfo@gmail.com or visit http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3134/
The Willow fire, located approximately 40 miles north of Battle Mountain, is now 95 percent contained with no growth reported last night. Four out buildings have been lost in the Willow fire, but no structures are currently threatened.
For information on the Willow Fire, http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3129/
The Greenhorn fire was called 100 percent contained yesterday and is now in patrol status.
Elko District BLM appreciates the public’s cooperation in observing the current fire restrictions in place and to be extremely careful with anything that could cause a spark during this time of extreme weather conditions. Residents are encouraged to report fire activity by calling (775) 748-4000.
The following fires are still active within Elko District:
Fire: Mustang-Bull Run Complex
Location: South of the town of Rowland, NV in the Diamond A Desert area
Size: 16,797 acres
Percent Contained: 20%
Fire: McCall-Bull Run Complex
Location: North of Mountain City
Size: 15 acres
Percent Contained: 90
Fire: Brown’s Gulch-Bull Run Complex
Location: Mountain City
Size: 20,864 acres
Percent Contained: 60%
Fire: Lime-Bull Run Complex
Location: West of Lime Mountain
Size: 7,590 acres
Percent Contained: 90%
Fire: Homer-Bull Run Complex
Location: Northeast of Wilson Reservoir in are of Dry Creek
Size: 10,398 acres
Percent Contained: 70%
Location: 40 miles north of Battle Mountain
Size: 43,271 acres
Percent Contained: 95 %
Resources: 2 type-1 crews, 7 type-2 crews, 1 type-3 helicopter, 19 engines, 2 dozers, 7 water tenders
Total Personnel: 371
Fire: West Mary’s
Location: South of Jarbidge in the Jarbidge Wilderness
Size: 100 acres
Percent Contained: 40 %
Resources: 19 smokejumpers, 1 type-2 helicopter
Total Personnel: 30
Location: East of Charleston Reservoir
Percent Contained: 60%
Resources: 1 type-1 crew, 1 type-2 helicopter, 1 type-3 helicopter, 7 engines
Total Personnel: 81
For more information, contact Lesli Ellis, BLM Elko District public affairs officer, at (775) 388-1101.