Chris Fire Update, Nov. 16 at 9:30 a.m. (LAST DAILY UPDATE)
Incident: Chris Fire Wildfire
Rain is helping firefighters in their efforts to suppress the 370-acre Chris Fire. The fire is now 70 percent contained.
The Chris Fire was started by a vehicle accident on U.S. Route 395 about five miles north of Sonora Junction near the Chris Flat Campground around 11:28 a.m. on Nov. 13. The fire burned west into National Forest System lands managed by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Bridgeport Ranger District.
Today, Fire crews continue to reinforce the fireline in the lower elevation areas. The management of the Chris Fire will transitioned to a Type 4 incident commander at 5 p.m. Fire resources are currently in the process of being released.
Cooperating agencies who have provided resources include the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, California Division of Forestry (Cal Fire), Nevada Division of Forestry, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Antelope Valley Fire Department, East Fork Fire Protection District, Carson City Fire Department, Sparks Fire Department, Mono County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Nevada Highway Patrol, California Department of Transportation, and Nevada Department of Transportation.
Type 3 Incident Commander Paul Washam added his thanks to all the agencies whose collaborative work helped to safely and effectively manage the firefighting effort.