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Hunter Falls

INCIDENT UPDATED 5/23/2014

Approximate Location

39.457 latitude, -119.901 longitude

Incident Overview

Date Started: May 17, 2014 Size: 760 acres

Percent Contained: 100%

Estimated Cost to Date:

$830,000

Est. Date of Containment: 05/23/14

Total Personnel: 175

Committed Resources: 4 crews, 2 Helicopters, 1 air attack, & overhead personnel.

Fire Information: Crews continue to mop up along the fire line as well as cleaning up any large spot fire sites that occurred outside the fire line. The effects of suppression efforts will be restored to Wilderness standards leaving the burn area in as natural a condition as possible.

The Sierra Front Type 3 Incident Management Team will return command of the fire to the local Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 23. The local Black Mountain and Silver State Interagency Hot Shot crews will remain on the fire after the transition on Friday.

Closure Order: The Forest Service closure order for the area around the fire and Hunter Lake Road, including its tributaries, and Hunter Creek Trail remain in place.

Bartley Ranch Regional Park will reopen to the public on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

Cause: The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Cost: The cost to date is $830,000

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginSunday May 18th, 2014 approx. 09:30 AM
LocationHunter Creek (7 mi west of Reno, NV)
Incident CommanderNate Rasner

Current Situation

Total Personnel196
Size760 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateFriday May 23rd, 2014 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber with grass understory and mountain brush.

Significant Events

The Hunter Creek TRail remains closed from the trailhead all the way through the Hunter Creek drainage; Precipitation has kept the fire growth to a minimum; Demobilized four handcrews today, four crews remaining on the fire.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Handcrews now have access to entire perimeter of the fire; Crews have taken advantage of the weather and have made significant progress in line construction and perimeter control.

Projected Incident Activity

Zero fire perimeter growth expected.

Remarks

No structures currently threatened. No Likely threat. 4 hand crews; Crews supported by 3 helicopters (1 Type-1; 2 Type-2), and 2 engines.

Unit Information

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Humboldt - Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431

Incident Contacts

Elayn Briggs, Pio (cell)
Phone: 775-720-8876
Hours: M-S 8a-8p
Sierra Front Dispatch
Phone: 775-883-5995
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