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Martin Fire

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Winnemucca District Office
Bureau of Land Management
5100 East Winnemucca Blvd Winnemucca NV 89445 Nevada
Winnemucca, NV 89445

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FINAL - Martin Fire Update for July 13th

Martin Fire Wildfire
News – 7/13/2018

Both Great Basin Incident Management Teams will be transitioning the responsibility of the fire to Type III organization’s on Saturday July 14, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. Great Basin Incident Management Teams would like to “thank” all local agencies, cooperators and residents for your hospitality and support during our time on the Martin Fire.

East Zone: Yesterday, crews completed suppression repair around the majority of the eastern perimeter. This included; dispersing berm piles from the dozer blades, repairing fence, removing flagging and restoring stream banks at sites streams were forded.

Crews patrolled the fire line and mopped up any hot spots they find.

The Wilson Campground and Reservoir will be open to the public starting today as the reservoir is no longer needed for the Super Scooper planes to draw water from.

West Zone: Hotshot crews with helitack personnel spiked out for a second night on the northwest flank, working to extinguish a pair of stubborn hot spots/smokes in an aspen grove on the perimeter of the fire. They will continue their mop-up efforts in this area today. An infrared flight mission over the fire area last night showed no heat sources. The entire perimeter of the fire in the West Zone has now been examined for any problem spots. Rehabilitation of dozer lines and regrading of damaged access roads is on-going. Demobilization of resources are underway with personnel and equipment being routed to new incidents or their home units.

Special Interest: Today, the “Silent Falcon”, an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) will launch for the first time over a wildfire. The aircraft is contracted with the Bureau of Land Management through the Department of Interior (DOI), Office of Aircraft Services and is ordered through official channels when there is a need. For more information on this aircraft; http://www.silentfalconuas.com/

Weather: Hot and dry conditions will continue today with some afternoon clouds.

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

Fire Fact: Firefighters base sound tactical decisions on the 10 Standard Firefighting Orders and 18 Watch-Out Situations all firefighters learn in their basic course.