UPDATE: Carson City Prison Hill fire 90 percent contained

Faith Evans

Faith Evans



Fourth of July update: The Prison Hill fire remains at 171 acres and is 90% contained, according to Carson City Fire Department. Teams will continue today to reinforce control lines and extinguish any hot spots. The department seeks to get 100 percent containment on the fire today. 


Saturday morning update: The Prison Hill fire is estimated at 200 acres and knocked down as of Saturday morning. Firefighters are still working on hot spots this morning but the fire is under control. 

The Brunswick fire is under BLM jurisdiction, but that fire is estimated at 30 acres.
The fire cameras show that fire to be knocked down as well.


As of 9:20 p.m. Friday, the Prison Hill fire is 15 percent contained according to Carson City Fire officials. 

The fire is estimated at 200 acres.
"Firefighters are expected to be on scene overnight," officials said on Twiitter. "Please stay out of the area where firefighters are working."
Fairview Drive will continue to be closed, Carson River Road and Fairview are open to nearby residents.


7:35 p.m. update:

As of 7:35 p.m. the fire was 20% contained. Fire officials said most of the fire’s growth was to the east side of the hill. Air support and ground crews have been battling the fire.

Also, NV Energy has restored power to Carson City residents. More than 600 around Genoa are still without power. 

Carson City officials are closing Carson River Road at Fifth Street to allow for ground crews to gain accessibility to the fire. Fairview Drive has re-opened as of 8:15 p.m.

Multiple lightning strikes were the cause of two Carson City wildfires on Friday evening. The Prison Hill fire was reported  about 4:45 p.m. It started burning at the top of the hill. The fire's close proximity led to road closures around the 5th street and Fairview Drive roundabout. As of 7 p.m. Carson City Sheriff's Office officials were trying to let homeowners back into their homes, but some areas were still under voluntary evacuations. Some roads were still closed.
A second fire, the Brunswick Canyon fire was reported shortly after 5 p.m, according to http://www.wildcad.net/WCNVSFC.htm..


Officials are on the scene of a wildfire burning near the peak of Prison Hill. They are having a hard time accessing the fire

Firefighters are responding to a brush fire located on Prison Hill. Fairview is closed between 5th Street and the Nevada National Guard. Carson River Road is closed between 5th and Pinion Hills Road. 
Fire crews have shut down Deer Run Road from Fifth Street to Buzzy's Ranch Road at this time. No one, including homeowners are being allowed into the area.

A helicopter has joined the fight in the Prison Hill fire.

No structures are threatened at this time. Voluntary evacuations are underway for Gentry Lane.

At 5:02 p.m. another fire was reported in the Brunswick Canyon area,
Truckee Meadows is sending multiple units to help with firefighting.  The BLM is going to be have to fight the Brunswick Canyon fire due to how far into the canyon it is. It is difficult for units to get access to the fire. 
Currently more than 2,000 people in Carson City are without power. NV Energy estimates that power will be restored about 7 p.m.
Additionally another 612 people in Douglas County are without power.

Currently 1,926 people in Carson City are without power. NV Energy estimates that power will be restored about 7 p.m.
Additionally another 612 people in Douglas County are without power.

Another wildfire was reported about 6:15 p.m. on Slide Mountain.



RobertS 5 months ago

Anyone out near Mud Lake in Alpine County?

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