Waterfall fire at a glance | NevadaAppeal.com

Waterfall fire at a glance

Nevada Appeal Staff Reports

Acres:

7,680

Containment:

97 percent as of 8 p.m. Monday

Full containment expected by 6 p.m. tonight

Firefighters:

802 – down from 1,900

Rehabilitation:

Rehabilitation by several agencies is under way to stabilize the watershed and prevent sediment from getting into streams. Off-highway vehicles are prohibited in the

burn area.

Trails reopened:

The Flume Trail and Tahoe Rim Trail reopened at 5 p.m. Sunday

Ground support:

24 fire engines

4 bulldozers

12 water tenders

Air support:

5 helicopters

98,300 gallons of retardant dropped Friday

Injuries:

5 firefighters, 1 civilian

Losses:

15 homes,

25 outbuildings,

1 commercial building

Vehicles:

8 destroyed, including 3 fire apparatus

Cost:

$5.2 million

Cause:

Human caused, under investigation

Those with information on anyone who may have been in the upper Kings Canyon area any time from July 10-14 should call Secret Witness at 322-4900.

For help with revegetation:

http://www.firewise.org

University of Nevada, Reno Cooperative Extension – 2621 Northgate, Ste. 15, Carson City; 887-2252.

Nevada Division of Forestry Nursery – 885 Eastlake Blvd., Washoe Valley; 849-0213

Nevada Division of Forestry Western Area Forester – 849-2500

Natural Resource Conservation Service – http://www.nrcs.gov

National Interagency Fire Center – http://www.nifc.gov