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Preacher Fire

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Carson City District Office
Bureau of Land Management
5665 Mogan Mill Road
Carson City, NV 89701

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Preacher Fire, July 27 Update

Preacher Fire Wildfire
News – 7/27/2017

Preacher Fire Information


The fire is at 5,386 acres and remains at 20% contained. Air and ground resources were very successful yesterday holding the fire as strong winds moved over the area. As the western and eastern edges are in extremely steep terrain, additional crews have been assigned to these areas where access by engines is limited. Dozers have made excellent progress on the northern edge of the fire and crews will continue today to secure the line. Resources will work to secure the fire perimeter, and as hot spots remain in the grass and trees, they will continue to work at mopping up the fire to extinguish these hot spots to reduce the likelihood of fire escaping the perimeter. Additional initial attack resources consisting of engines, water tenders, and a dozer are strategically placed in and around the fire near the communities for a quick response should any fire escape the perimeter or any new fires start in the area. Resources: 15 crews, 5 helicopters, 20 engines, 1 dozer, and 2 water tenders. A road closure remains on Pine Nut Road #2 to non-essential traffic.