The fire is 95% contained, so today there will be a transition. Crews will be released as well as Engines and other equipment to be assigned to other fires or back to their duty station to rest and get ready for the next assignment. This will be the last update from Great Basin Team 7. The fire will be turned over to a Type 4 Incident Management Team in the morning at 0600.Today resources will continue to monitor and patrol the fire. They will work on hotspots and secure line and provide initial attack if needed. In the days ahead there will be dust devils on the fire that is normal. There is nothing to be alarmed about and no need to call in to 911.
Please remember it is still peak fire season. The public should take extra caution to avoid starting wildfires. Visitors should check with local agency offices to see what fire restrictions are in place.
We would like to thank the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe for the hospitality given to our team while on this assignment.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday August 29th, 2017 approx. 07:30 PM|
|Location||40 miles north of Nixon, Nevada|
|Incident Commander||Great Basin Team 7 Ron Bollier|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||98%|
Short grass, brush, closed timber litter
Cheatgass and sagebrush with scattered pinyon juniper.
Minimal fire behavior with flanking, backing, and creeping.
All Divisions patrol and monitor. In addition, Division D staffed for Initial Attack within the TFR (Temporary Flight Restrictions).
|Projected Incident Activity|
Growth potential unlikely due to containment and holding actions.
Strategy and tactics remain to use the best tool to meet incident objectives, reduce exposure, and protect values at risk.
Transition back to the local unit will occur on Friday, 9/8/17 at 6:00AM.
An upper low over Northern California will remain nearly stationary through Friday. This low, in combination with abundant moisture, will help bring a continued threat of showers and thunderstorms with brief heavy rain and gusty winds along with small hail. Near normal temperatures are expected going into the weekend.