Winnemucca District Office
Bureau of Land Management
5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd.
Winnemucca, NV 89445
Yesterday, the fire showed minimal activity with mostly smoldering of interior islands. There was a slight decrease in size due to more accurate mapping. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the Martin Fire. Anyone with information about this fire or individuals who may be responsible, please contact BLM law enforcement at 775-857-3511.
East Zone: Today, crews will continue to monitor and patrol the fires edge looking for hot spots. Suppression repair work on dozer lines has been completed on the northeast section of the fire. Additional suppression repair work will continue today on the southeast section of the fire.
West Zone: Hot shot crews spiked out overnight on the northwest flank, working to mop-up a pair of stubborn hot spots/smokes in an aspen grove on the perimeter of the fire. They will continue their containment efforts in this area today.
Firefighters report that the northern flank of the fire is 80-90-percent black, but the many fingers of line in this area is taking significant time to fully examine and mop-up to ensure containment. The southern flank was quiet all day on Wednesday. The west flank remains in patrol status.
Special Interest: Aviation resources ordered an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that will be utilized on the fire in the coming days. This will be the first time the “Silent Falcon” has been deployed to a fire. The UAS is a solar-powered, fixed wing aircraft with infrared capability to scan for heat in areas of the fire that may not have been accessible to fire resources. http://www.silentfalconuas.com/
Weather: Hot and dry conditions will continue today with increased later afternoon winds.
Closures: Wilson Campground and Reservoir (HWY 226) continues to be 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 perimeter of the Martin Fire is approximately 296 miles long.