Fire update for Northern Nevada | NevadaAppeal.com

Fire update for Northern Nevada

Staff Report

Looking west of Fernley on Interstate 80.

The Truckee Fire started on Monday at approximately 6:30 a.m., and is located 10 miles north of Fernley in Washoe County.

The fire is currently 70,546 acres and 35 percent contained burning in grass and brush. Total personnel on the fire is 172. Fire staff will continue building line north and east of the fire. Air operations will be used to support ground activities.

The Earthstone Fire also started on Monday at approximately 1:30 p.m., and is located on the east side of Sparks in Washoe County. The fire is currently 26,785 acres and 30 percent contained burning in grass and brush. Total personnel on the fire is 293. Structure protection is in place at the Olinghouse mining area.

The Winnemucca Ranch Fire started on Tuesday at approximately 6:25 p.m., and is located 15 miles north of Reno in Washoe County. The fire is currently 3,000 acres and 35 percent contained burning is grass and brush. Total personnel on the fire is 177. Voluntary evacuations of residences in the Amy and Ironwood areas are underway along with evacuations of numerous livestock and animals. Crews will continue structure protection and direct line construction efforts.

A Type 2 fire team, Great Basin Team 6, assumed command of the three fires on July 6 at 7:00 a.m.

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