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Martin Fire

Unit Information

Winnemucca District Office
Bureau of Land Management
5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd.
Winnemucca, NV 89445

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Incident Contacts

Greg Deimel
Email: gdeimel@blm.gov
Phone: 775-753-0386
Hours: Elko District

Fernando Pitones
Email: fpitones@blm.gov
Phone: 775-304-1559
Hours: Winnemucca District

Martin Fire Update July 11, 2018

Martin Fire Wildfire
News – 7/11/2018

Yesterday, the fire remained active under the combination of high temperatures, low humidity and variable, breezy winds. The fire was active in unburned islands within the fire perimeter, however, resources continue to make tremendous progress increasing the containment percentage.

East Zone: Resources will monitor and secure the fires edge to prevent the fire from crossing the Owyhee River. They will also be mopping up hotspots and protecting unburned islands within the fire perimeter. Suppression repair work is being initiated on certain portions of the fireline that has been deemed secure.

Today fire behavior could become active due to moderate relative humidity recovery overnight.

West Zone: A small contingent of firefighters worked throughout the night to advance lines along the eastern, northern and southern boundaries. Hotshot crews spiked out overnight on the western boundary where challenging terrain requires handline rather than dozer lines for containment.

Crews are continuing suppression repairs on high erosion areas and roads damaged from fire traffic.

Public Meetings: Two public meeting will be held tonight starting at 5 PM in both Winnemucca and Elko to update the communities on the most current fire situation. The meeting in Winnemucca will be held at the Humboldt County Commissioner’s building and Elko will be held at the BLM Elko District Office.

Weather: Hot and dry conditions will continue today with lighter winds expected through the end of the week.

Closures: Wilson Campground and Reservoir (HWY 226) has been closed to the public due fire suppression activities.

Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR): There is a TFR over the Martin Fire. http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_8_9574.html

Fire Fact: The fire is 57 miles long and the widest portion of the fire is 31 miles wide.