Carson City District Office
Bureau of Land Management
5665 Mogan Mill Road Cason City NV 89701 Nevada
Carson City, NV 89701
Lyon County, Nevada. June 22, 2018. Crews made excellent progress onthe Upper Colony fire using data from the infrared flight early yesterday morning. Footage confirmed numerous hotshots located in the interior away from containment lines. The Infrared flight determined where fire crews needed to concentrate their activities for the day. The winds tested the containment lines, but the fire continued to be held successfully at 1,202 acres. Fire crews successfully increased containment to 84% today. No structures have been lost.
On Friday, June 22, 2018 the Type III Sierra Front Incident Management Team 2 will begin returning control of the Upper Colony fire back to the local Carson City BLM district. The Team would like to extent their thanks to the community of Smith Valley for their extented hospitality.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday June 17th, 2018 approx. 11:44 AM|
|Location||Lyon County, Smith Valley, west of Upper Colony Road|
|Incident Commander||Fraser, Sierra Front Team 2|
|Incident Description||15 Miles Southwest Of Yerington, Nevada|
|Coordinates||38.817 latitude, -119.403 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||84%|
Brush (2 feet high) & Closed Timber Litter
Evacuations and Road Closures now lifted.
Protection of structures and property ongoing. Secure line and initiate suppression
repair where appropriate. Target isolated heat signatures from IR. Prepare for critical
weather conditions arriving during the shift.
|Projected Incident Activity|
isolated interior pockets of heat. Weather testing control lines. South and east toward
structures, horse properties, farms and ranches. Potential for spread towards Hwy
208 to the south and structures, farms and ranches to the south and east. Power
transmission line could be impacted. Potential for impacts to Sage-grouse habitat and
the Burbank Canyon WSA.
Natural resource priorities include protection of Sage-grouse habitat and the Burbank
Canyon WSA to the north of the fire.
Lighter winds are expected into the weekend and
north flow. Humidity recovery will improve some over the weekend only to
become poor again next week with typical afternoon winds. No thunderstorms
are expected through early next week.