Carson City District Office
Bureau of Land Management
5665 Mogan Mill Road
Carson City, NV 89701
Contact Fire Information: 208-756-7853 or 208-731-8604 Hours: 7a.m. - 7 p.m.
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Tohakum 2 Fire UpdateSeptember 6, 2017
Date of Detection: August 29, 2017
Current Size: 94,221
Location: 40 miles north of Nixon Nevada
Cause: Lightning Caused
Resources on Fire: There are currently 321 personnel on this incident, including the following resources:
TYPE 1 HELICOPTERS (HEAVY): 2
TYPE 2 HELICOPTERS (MED.): 0
TYPE 3 HELICOPTERS (LIGHT): 1
FIRE UPDATE – Today crews will continue to monitor and patrol the fire area. They will also provide initial attack in case of a fire start. The plan for today is to complete mop-up between Sweetwater Canyon and Hell’s Kitchen Canyon. Incident objectives are to keep the fire west of the Bluewing Mountains, east of the Fox Range, north of Seven Mile and Big Basin Canyons and south of Selenite Peak. The weather forecast for today is the possibility of moisture over the fire area. A slight threat of afternoon and evening thunderstorms with a possible chance of wetting rain. Remember “When thunder roars, head indoors”.
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. 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. Also it is possible that visitors will see “dust devils” coming out of the fire area, this is normal and will occur from time to time.
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.