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Tohakum 2 Fire

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

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Tohakum 2 Fire September 5, 2017 Update

Tohakum 2 Fire Wildfire
News – 9/5/2017

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Tohakum 2 Fire UpdateSeptember 5, 2017

Date of Detection: August 29, 2017

Current Size: 94,221

Location: 40 miles north of Nixon Nevada

Cause: Lightning Caused

Containment: 82%

Resources on Fire: There are currently 422 personnel on this incident, including the following resources:


CREWS: 13


TYPE 1
HELICOPTERS (HEAVY): 2

TYPE 2 HELICOPTERS (MED.): 0

TYPE 3 HELICOPTERS
(LIGHT): 1

ENGINES: 18

DOZERS: 3


FIRE UPDATE – Crews made great progress on the Tohakum 2 Fire yesterday. Today crews will continue to keep the fire west of Bluewing Mountains, east of the Fox Range, north of Seven Mile and Big Basin Canyons and south of Selenite Peak. They will be using air resources, going direct by building line and conducting firing operations. With the progress made yesterday we will begin to assign crews to assist with the Tungsten Fire. As things wrap up resources will either head back to their local units for rest and prepare for the next fire or head to other fires.

We ask that you do not stop on the roadway to watch the fire or tactical operations. Keep your eyes on the road and continue on down the road. There will be increased traffic for the next few days. Don’t let the fire become a distraction. Emergency responders need to be focused on the fire. There is no need to call in a smoke report. We have engine patrols monitoring the area and with aircraft watching the fire all smokes are being attended to.

Please remember it is still peak fire season. The public should take extra caution to avoid starting wildfires. Visitors should check with local agency offices to see what fire restrictions are in place.

This is a full suppression fire. All tactics are being used that are safe for firefighters and the public. We are working jointly with the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs.

When thunder roars… head indoors!

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