Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431
Mahogany Fire Update
Spring Mountains National Recreation Area 8 p.m.
Location: Near Mahogany Grove Campground between Kyle and Lee Canyon
Start Date: June 28th
Cause: Under Investigation
Las Vegas, NV, June 30, 2020 – Firefighters continue to make progress on the fire. Today crews focused their efforts on the southwest and northwest sides of the fire. Helicopters were able to successfully support ground resources with bucket work throughout the day. An infrared flight last night provided more accurate mapping, bringing the acreage to 2,794 acres and 10% contained.
Additional crews and engines arrived today to support the firefighting efforts. Fire behavior this morning has moderated with some isolated torching, allowing firefighters to get better access and continue suppression operations. Crews are also working to secure the edge to protect the Angel Peak communications site. Great Basin Team 7 a Type 2 Incident Management Team (Jeff Knudson, Incident Commander) will take over command of the fire this evening.
State Routes 156 and 157 are now open, but 158 remains closed. Fire officials would like to remind the public to keep Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or drones, away from the fire area as they halt aerial firefighting efforts. They would also like to stress the critical role that the public plays in preventing wildfire, especially during the upcoming holiday weekend.