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Poeville

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contacts

Withanee Milligan
Phone: 775-750-8973

Marnie Bonesteel
Phone: 775-221-9225

Poeville Fire Update June 29 3:30pm

Poeville Wildfire
News – 6/29/2020

Poeville Fire

 Carson Ranger District, June 29, 2020, 3:30 p.m.

  • Acres: 3,000

  • Location: Eastside of Peavine Mountain, Northwest Reno

  • Start Date: June 27, 2020

  • Cause: Under investigation

  • Containment: 30%

  • Personnel: 187

  • Injuries: 2

Current Activity: Overnight lower temperatures and higher relative humidity recovery aided fire crews in expanding control lines. Local, state, county, and federal fire crews saw minimal fire activity and very little growth yesterday. There was a small flare-up in late afternoon that fire crews were able to extinguish quickly.

Nevada Interagency Team 3, Brock Uhlig, Incident Commander, assumed management of the fire as of 8:00 p.m. yesterday.

Today’s weather forecast calls for lower temperatures and thankfully much less wind. This will go a long way in assisting fire crews as they work towards containing the incident. Crews will be looking for hot spots and potential problem areas as well as assessing the burned areas for damage impacts.

Motorists are asked to be vigilant as firefighter vehicles and equipment travel down roadways. When encountering fire traffic please slow down, be patient, and drive safely.

Evacuations:  All evacuations have been lifted except Heindel Road and Myers Avenue. For additional information contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office or follow them on https://twitter.com/WashoeSheriff or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/washoesheriff/

Smoke: Minimal to no smoke expected from today’s fire activity. 

Fire Information:

Incident Management Team:  Brock Uhlig’s Nevada Interagency Team 3