Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431
The Slink Fire was reported on August 29th at 6 p.m. in the Slinkard Valley southwest of Topaz Lake. It is burning in Ponderosa Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and mixed conifer and was a result of lightning in the area.
The fire has grown to 26,752 acres, with 86% containment.
Command of the fire has transitioned from a Type 3 Incident Management Team, Nevada Team 2, back to the local unit.
Situation Update: Smoke continues to be visible from the Slink Fire, but is interior of the fire perimeter and no threat to containment lines.
The Slink Fire is 86% contained and has 55 fire personnel on scene. Firefighters will continue to mop up by extinguishing hot spots and build fireline wherever possible. The public may not see containment numbers increase quickly, due to steep and rugged terrain within the Carson Iceberg Wilderness that is unsafe for firefighters. Because the safety of the firefighters and public is the number one priority of fire management, that area will be monitored by firefighters until it is safe to engage or receives precipitation.
There are no evacuations or highway closures.
Fire Area Closure
There is a fire area closure in place, to view the closure visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/htnf/alerts-notices/?aid=61374. Please avoid the fire area.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday August 29th, 2020 approx. 06:00 PM|
|Location||2 miles west of Coleville, California|
|Incident Commander||Mathew Gill, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest|
|Incident Description||The Slink Fire Was Reported On August 29th At 6 P.m. In The Slinkard Valley Southwest Of Topaz Lake.|
|Coordinates||38.568 latitude, -119.568 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||86%|
Fuels are timber dominated in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness with extremely steep terrain. Fuels on the Sierra Front transition to Ponderosa Pine, Pinyon-Juniper, and light brush in old fire scars. Live fuel moistures are at record low levels. Terrain is extremely steep, complex, and a contributing variable to direction of spread. There are no natural barriers or features that have a high probability of success in holding. Weather remains hot, dry, and unstable. A Haines of 4.
Currently, fire behavior is minimal: creeping and smoldering.
DIV L: Continue going direct. Secure fire edge and blackline indirect pieces. Use aviation when possible
DIV M: Continue mop-up and monitor for hot spots.
DIV S/T: Unstaffed.
DIV A: Division will not be staffed. Suppression repair will monitor during their work.
DIV G: Hot spotting in Mill Canyon.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Creeping, smoldering.
24 hours: Creeping, smoldering.
No current weather concerns. Winds have subsided to a typical seasonal and diurnal pattern. Skies are mostly clear. Near-term smoke impacts were very light. There is some concern of smoke impacts from other fires grounding aircraft in the coming days.