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Poeville Fire

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

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7/02 Containment is at 95% and fire suppression repair continues.  The Nevada Interagency Team 3 transitioned the fire to a Type 4 Team, Robert Willis, IC and Kyle Mitchell (Trainee).

7/01 Containment is at 95% and fire suppression repair is in full swing.  The acreage burned has not increased in several days. 

6/30 All evacuations have been lifted.  Repair has begun on dozer and hand lines.

6/29 Fire perimeter mapped at 3,010 acres, 70% contained.

06/28 12:00: All evacuations have been lifted except Heindel Road and Myers Ave.  For additional evacuation information contact Washoe County Sheriffs office or follow on Twitter @WashoeSheriff.

6/28 0800 update: The fire is now an estimated 3500 acres and 10% contained. Evacuations remain in place today as a red flag warning is in effect with high winds forecasted throughout the day. Uhlig's Nevada Interagency Team 3 will take over command of the fire tomorrow morning. The evacuation center remains open at 9th street and Wells Avenue and the Reno Livestock Events Center is taking large animals. 

6/27: The Poeville fire is burning on the east side of Peavine Mountain in Reno, Nevada. It is currently 1500 acres, burning in grass and brush. High winds are creating containment issues for firefighters. Structures are threatened and evacuations are in effect for the following areas: 

All Horizon Hills residences

All businesses north of Lemmon Drive and southwest of 395

Heindel Road, Myers Ave and Lunsford Drive

All of Raleigh Heights

Mobile home park west of Golden Valley

Beacon Drive

Crest Hill Road

Ruby Mountain Road

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is in unified command with Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and there is 250 personnel on scene engaging in air and ground suppression operations. A type 3 incident management has been ordered for tomorrow. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginFriday June 26th, 2020 approx. 09:56 PM
LocationEast side of Peavine Mountain
Incident CommanderRobert Willis and Kyle Mitchell (trainee)
Coordinates39.576 latitude, -119.913 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel132
Size2,975 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Grass and sage



Acreage change because of better mapping.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Near normal temperatures today. Wind gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon.

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