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Waterfall fire information

Nevada Appeal Staff Reports

Wednesday

The national Type-1 management team is expecting to leave. No more town hall meetings on the Waterfall fire are planned at the Carson City Community Center.

Thursday

JoAnne Skelly and Ed Smith of Cooperative Extension will host a meeting at 6 p.m. at their office at 2621 Northgate Lane Suite 15 to give information to residents on revegetation and how to protect and help save plants and trees that did survive.

Firefighting objectives

Fire crews will continue mop-up operations on the remaining perimeter, patrolling for hotspots.

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.

Evacuations

Residents are allowed back to their homes and all shelters have closed.

Water

Rehabilitation work will begin to protect Carson City’s watershed, the area burned by the fire where runoff eventually finds its way to the Carson River.

Cost to fight

$4.8 million

Agencies released

Most of the structure protection agencies have been released. The number of firefighters is down from 1,900 to 700.

Weather forecast

Today, expect mostly sunny skies with a slight chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon and a high of 91. Light winds from the west at 6 mph could gust to 30 mph in the afternoon.