Linehan Complex fire

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Two fires were burning in Mound House on Wednesday - the Linehan fire burning just off Highway 50 East and the Flat fire at American Flat in northwest Lyon County.

Crews worked Wednesday to prevent the fire from climbing up McClellan Peak in Lyon County, keeping the fire south of East Lake Road and west of Goni Road in the Carson Range.

Residents of Goni and Linehan roads were allowed back into the area Wednesday morning. Linehan Road properties were evacuated Monday night and a voluntary evacuation notice was put out for Goni Road on Tuesday. An emergency evacuation center was established at Dayton High School.


Estimated acreage involved: 4,500

Responding units: 10 fire engines, four water tenders and about 200 personnel were assigned to the fire.

Structures: Currently no structures are being threatened.

Assisting agencies: Nevada Division of Forestry, Bureau of Land Management, Carson City Fire Department, Lyon County Fire Department, Fallon/Churchill, Carson City Sheriff's Department, Lyon County Sheriff's Department and the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Contain/control: No estimate of containment or control is being given until it is available for all fires in the Sierra-Tahoe Complex.

Remarks: Short but heavy rains in the area laid down the flames and allowed crews to establish a solid fire line in many areas. However, the concern is reigniting hot spots when the brush and cheatgrass dries out.

Top priority: Patrol roads and monitor fire for hot spots.

Virginia fire

Location: Six miles northeast of Stagecoach and burning towards U.S. Highway 95-A connecting Fernley to Silver Springs. The highway was closed at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Estimated acreage: 400 acres

Copper fire

Location: Near Stagecoach

Estimated acreage: 250 acres

Oregon fire

Location: North of Lemmon Valley

Estimated acreage: 100 percent contained

Pioto fire

Location: Northwest of Reno near Nixon.

Estimated acreage: 2,000 acres.

Balls Canyon fire

Location: Five miles west of Bordertown

Estimated acreage: 2,000 acres

Sheep Camp fire

Location: West of Fernley

Estimated acreage: 300 acres

Elburz fire

Location: East of Elko

Estimated acreage: 9,600 acres

Sneekee fire

Location: Southwest of Elko

Estimated acreage: 7,200 acres

- Source: Sierra Front

Interagency Dispatch


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