ELKO, NV. - The Corta Fire is 98 percent contained and 16,526 acres. The incident is located 10 miles southeast of Jiggs, Nevada.
In the past few days, crews have put in hand-line to contain the fire, the southern end being the priority. Dozer line, from earlier suppression tactics, has been rehabilitated around the perimeter.
The Burned Area Emergency Response Team from the U.S. Forest Service has been evaluating the fire for the past few days to determine next steps to determine post-fire rehabilitation efforts.
Tomorrow, the Type 3 Incident Management Team will transition the fire back to the local unit in Elko.
This is the final update.
Date of Detection: August 4, 2019
Current Size: 16,526 acres
Location: 10 miles southeast of Jiggs, Nevada
Resources on Fire: There are currently 214 personnel on this incident
Hand Crews: 6
Water tenders: 1