Smokey Haze in the area
There has been some concern over the smokey haze which has moved into the Pyramid Lake and Doyle California area. This is from a fire burning near Mariposa California called the Detwiler Fire. The... more
Long Valley Fire Update
July 19, 2017 2000
Acres Burned: 83,733
Fire Started: July 11, 2017
Cause: Under Investigation
Water Tenders: 14
Total Resources: 676
Doyle, CA, July 19, 2017 – Firefighters worked around the clock securing the containment lines around the fire. Today the focus is on extinguishing hot spots, patrolling the fire perimeter and beginning suppression repair. The spike camp at Sutcliffe will be closed at the end of shift today.
This evening will be the last night for night shift and all resources will transition to day operational period.
Suppression repair for the fire will begin on the southeast flank and work northwest working congruently with the Resource Advisors. The focus remains in protecting habitat for the Sage Grouse, Mule Deer, Carson Wandering Skipper butterfly, and the cultural resources in the fire area.
Some unburned islands of vegetation continue to smolder and smoke may be visible from within the burn area. Fire crews are monitoring the fire area.
Please continue to watch for fire vehicles travelling around in the area as crews finish the job of extinguishing the fire and working on suppression repair.
From today on, there will be one update per day.
Contact: Fire Information (831) 265-4193
Information is also available at inciweb.nwcg.gov: please reference Long Valley Fire
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday July 11th, 2017 approx. 01:30 PM|
|Location||About two miles north of Doyle, California. About 50 miles north of Reno, Nevada.|
|Incident Commander||Bureau of Land Management|
|Incident Description||Wildfire Burning Grass And Sagebrush.|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||71%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday July 23rd, 2017 approx. 06:00 AM|
grass and sagebrush
Fire showed minimal activity today with some smoldering and isolated torching in interior islands.
Fire fighters will continue strengthening and improving control lines, and mop up where needed. Fire suppression repair operations will begin with direction from resource advisers. The Pyramid Lake spike camp will be closed at 0600 July 20, 2017.
|Projected Incident Activity|
The is no further growth or movement of the fire anticipated.
Priority was given to protect cattle grazing areas on the NE side of the fire.
A seasonal weather pattern will prevail over the region for the next few days, with afternoon W/NW Zephyr winds gusting to 25 mph. A very dry air mass is keeping night time RH low and day time temperatures in the 90s.