Carson City District Office
Bureau of Land Management
5665 Mogan Mill Road
Carson City, NV 89701
Friday, July 10, 2020
Contact Fire Information: 208.296.1233 or 2020.Numbers@firenet.gov
Fire behavior was minimal on the Numbers Fire on Thursday. No additional growth was reported on the fire, and containment increased from 20% to 30%. The visible fire activity occurred primarily on the southeast corner, high on the ridge of the mountain range. Existing containment lines held despite gusty winds. Fire crews were able to secure the section of fire perimeter high on the east slope of the mountain range where the fire burned through dense mahogany on steep slopes. Atmospheric instability caused frequent and sometimes large dust whirls over the burned areas.
Winds will decrease today before growing stronger over the weekend. Light cloud cover is expected, although temperatures will remain high and relative humidity could drop to 10%. A high potential for fire growth remains as the warm and dry weather pattern persists over the area. Fire officials will take advantage of the decreased winds today to secure as much fire perimeter as possible before the weekend.
Fire crews will continue to patrol and contain sections of the fire perimeter, looking for any remaining heat or embers. Islands of unburned trees and brush inside the fire perimeter continue to burn. While smoke may be visible for several days, these sections do not pose a risk for spread and will be allowed to burn out.
Heavy equipment will begin rehabilitation of dozer lines where containment has been secured. Firefighters are following direction from land management partners to ensure the protection of cultural resources and wildlife habitat.
The Team is working at the firecamp based at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Please be aware of increased fire traffic in these areas, especially during the morning and evening hours, and limit use of Pinenut 2 and Blossom Canyon Roads to residents only. The fire crews are well supplied with food, water, and other necessities.