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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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July 29, 2017 - Preacher Fire Update

Preacher Fire Wildfire
News – 7/29/2017

Preacher Fire Update

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Preacher Fire Information


The fire is at 5,333 acres and 96% contained.

As fire managers anticipate 100% containment by this evening, this will be the last update for the Preacher Fire. Five crews, and six engines will finish securing the line and mopping up hot spots today as well as completing fire suppression repair to meet objectives provided by the land management agencies.

Some of these objectives consist of:

  1. Restricting unintended/undesired motorized vehicle access that may have been created by the construction of dozer lines, and

  2. Restoring access roads, camps, equipment staging areas, and other sites to original pre-fire condition.

Don’t let target shooting end with a wildfire:

  • Place your targets on dirt or gravel
    Shoot in areas free of dry vegetation—and avoid shooting on hot windy days. Bullet fragments can be extremely hot and can easily start a fire.

  • Use safe targets
    Shooting at steel targets or rocks may throw sparks into the nearby vegetation. Use paper targets or clay pigeons.