Carson City District Office
Bureau of Land Management
5665 Mogan Mill Road
Carson City, NV 89701
Sunday, July 12, 2020
RED FLAG WARNING
Contact Fire Information: 208.296.1233 or 2020.Numbers@firenet.gov
The Numbers Fire is now 88 percent contained as of Saturday evening. Containment indicates that fire managers are confident the fire perimeter will not grow beyond the existing fireline. Smoke was visible yesterday as fire continues to consume interior islands of unburned vegetation. The final fire size is likely to remain at 18,342 acres, unless significant activity occurs. Of that total, 6,545 acres are on Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 5,833 acres are on Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and 5,964 acres are on private land.
Repair work continues on the fireline, including contingency firelines, that were constructed by dozers during the first days of the fire. The crews working high on the ridgeline, near the remaining section of uncontained fireline, have been camping nearby to eliminate travel to and from the main fire camp each day.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning – an indicator for weather conditions that may lead to extreme fire behavior and rapid growth – for the Sierra Front north of Minden today due to predicted strong winds combined with high temperatures and low relative humidity. Gusts on the ridges may reach 35 to 40 miles per hour. Temperatures will once again reach the mid-90s and relative humidity is likely to drop to single digits. These critical conditions are expected to continue through Monday.
Although the fire is nearing full containment, fire vehicles and heavy equipment will still be in the area for several days. Please drive cautiously in the area, and limit use of Pinenut 2 and Blossom Canyon Roads to residents only.
Great Basin Incident Management Team 4 plans to transition the Numbers Fire back to the local units on Wednesday morning. Full containment is estimated by that time. Team 4 is grateful to the community and partners for the assistance and support.
FINAL MORNING UPDATE