Location: 25 Miles east of Denio, NV
Approximate Size: 462,201 acres
Fire Containment: 86%
Start Date: August 5, 2012
Incident Commanders: Chris Ourada & Jeff Pendleton
Resources on the Fire:
12 Water Tenders
Total Personnel: 727
Jurisdiction: US Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Nevada Zone: Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Denio, Nev.: “Rehab” is the order of the day on the Nevada side of the Holloway fire. The term is firefighter slang for fixing fences cut for bulldozers and fire engines, as well as moving dirt across raw bulldozer fire lines to slow water.
While the fire grew on Thursday to 462,201 acres, all the growth was up north, in Oregon. “We’re not seeing smokes or flames on the Nevada side,” Jack de Golia, a public information officer in Denio said. “There’s a lot of mopup and
rehab work going on as we wind this down.”
Light rain fell on the far south end of the fire on Thursday morning. The Bureau of Land Management's Winnemucca District staff will host a public meeting on Friday, August 17, to provide information on fires in the area. The meeting will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Comstock Room of the Winnemucca Convention Center, 50 W Winnemucca Blvd. in Winnemucca, Nevada.
Oregon Zone: The last steep, rocky section of fireline in the Oregon Canyon was completed yesterday. This effort was successful due to the coordinated effort of firefighters firefighters on the ground supported by three helicopters dropping water and retardant on hot spots. Today, “hold, mop up and patrol” are the key orders for firefighters on the Oregon Zone of the Holloway Fire.
Incident Commander Jeff Pendleton stressed to firefighters, this morning, his appreciation for their excellent work in corralling this fire in very difficult terrain. He stressed that much work remains to be done to hold the existing lines, find and eliminate hot spots near the lines, and to begin the important job of rehabilitation.
As work on the fire changes, some personnel and equipment will be sent to other fires or home. The weather is predicted to remain warm and dry today, but over the weekend more lightning and wind are forecasted. With the threat of lightning, the team has identified resources to support initial attach on new starts.
The public land closure on the west side of the fire in Harney County, within the BLM’s Burns District, has been lifted.
Closures: Bureau of Land Management lands in Oregon remain closed west of U.S. 95 between the Whitehorse road and the Nevada state line. The closed area extends west to the Vale/Burns BLM District boundary.
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Fire updates will be distributed each morning at 9:00 am and again, as needed, based on the fire’s activity.