Northern California District
Bureau of Land Management
514 H St Eureka California 95501
Redding, CA, CA 96130
Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team 1
Long Valley Fire Update
July 16 2017 0800
Acres Burned: 63,046
Fire Started: July 11, 2017
Cause: Under Investigation
Fixed Wing: 8
Water Tenders: 7
Total Personnel: 533
Doyle, CA, July 16, 2017 – Fire crews faced another day of intense fire activity. The receptive fuels of cheat grass, sage brush and juniper combined with the weather factors of high temperature, low humidity and wind resulted in a fast moving aggressive fire front. Poor relative humidity recovery resulted in continued active fire burning throughout the night.
The fire has extended southeast to Moonstone Road and Winnemucca Ranch Road and is travelling eastward towards Pyramid Lake. The fire is currently on Tule Ridge in the Dogskin Mountains.
Fire crews worked hard to keep the fire north of the Rancho Haven community through direct attack on the fire and utilizing structure protection with multiple agencies. The Ortiz Camp suffered direct fire contact and no structures were lost due to the hard work of both ground resources and air assets.
An Advisory Evacuation Order is in effect for Sutcliffe and an evacuation Center has been set up in:
301 Hwy 447
Contact: Fire Information (831) 265-4193
Information is also available at inciweb.nwcg.gov: please reference Long Valley Fire