Carson City District Office
Bureau of Land Management
5665 Mogan Mill Road
Carson City, NV 89701
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Contact Fire Information: 208.296.1233 or 2020.Numbers@firenet.gov
Crews took advantage of a relatively quiet Friday to patrol and contain sections of the Numbers Fire perimeter. Weather concerns remain as crews continue monitoring and securing the fireline. Increased westerly winds are anticipated today, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour near the fire. A National Weather Service Fire Weather Watch is in place, primarily for Sunday and Monday. Conditions remain hot and dry, which means the potential for fire activity remains high for any existing embers or new fire starts.
Numerous aviation resources are required to support firefighters on wildland fires located in steep terrain and require a number of personnel to camp near the fire or in remote areas. For example, on a high fire activity day during the Numbers Fire, seven helicopters provided an average of 30 hours of suppression and logistical support to include water bucket drops and the movement of food and supplies to support firefighters on the ground. Keeping this high aviation use in mind, it is important for recreational users who fly model airplanes or drones, to know before you fly. The Federal Aviation Administration now has an improved app with interactive maps – B4UFLY, https://www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/where_can_i_fly/b4ufly/ – to help show where the public can and cannot fly. Wildland fire managers appreciate the public’s support to ensure the safety of all fire personnel.
Wildland fire personnel will continue working hard over the weekend to ensure public safety and the protection of cultural resources and wildlife habitat. Heavy equipment is tasked with suppression repair work of dozer lines where containment has been secured.
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. Thank you for the ongoing community support.