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Corta Fire

Unit Information

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431

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Corta Fire Update: August 11

Corta Fire Wildfire
News – 8/12/2019

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Closures: Elko County Road 718 (Harrison Pass Road) is OPEN to thru traffic only, beginning August 10, 2019, between Elko County Road 717 (Huntington Road) and South Ruby Valley Road. The public is advised to avoid The Green Mountain Trailhead which provides access to the Ruby Crest Trail, fire traffic continues to be heavy along Harrison Pass Road.

The fire is at 85 percent containment and remains at 16,889 acres. The incident is located 10 miles southeast of Jiggs, Nevada.

Accurate mapping using an Unmanned Aerial System, UAS, has allowed for very specific mapping capturing the newest acreage burned.

The south flank of the fire remains the priority, crews have been bringing hand-line together from the west and east to reach full containment.

Firefighters continued to patrol the north and northeast edges of the fire today as well as rehabilitating dozer and hand-line. Along the eastern edge, crews completed suppression repair of the dozer and hand-lines, where line was cut to contain the fire. Across the southern edge, handcrews and hotshots continued to put in hand-line from the west and east.

Firefighters patrol along the western edge near the Zaga and Little ranches to ensure all hot spots are out.

Date of Detection: August 4, 2019

Current Size: 16,889 acres

Location: 10 miles southeast of Jiggs, Nevada

Legal Description:

Latitude: 40.312

Longitude: -115.619

Cause: Lightning

Containment: 85%

Resources on Fire: There are currently 295 personnel on this incident

Hand Crews: 6

Engines: 4

Water tenders: 1

Helicopters: 4