Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431
Bridgeport, CA. September 2nd, 2020– The Slink Fire behavior moderated somewhat yesterday and hard work by firefighters has increased the containment to 10%. An infrared flight last night mapped the fire at 14,200 acres.
Yesterday was a very productive day for firefighters, especially with the clearer air allowing for steady air operations throughout the entire operational shift. All evacuations in the towns of Walker and Coleville have been lifted and Highway 395 was opened yesterday evening. More resources arrived on the fire and will be assisting with suppression efforts today.
Today, crews will continue constructing handline and reinforce retardant line that was put in yesterday by airtankers. The west side of the fire remains active, and firefighters will continue to establish handline while abiding by wilderness guidelines. The fire also continues to move south in the Lost Cannon Creek drainage. Another main priority is the Mountain Warfare Training Center and fire management is working closely with the Marine Corps to protect that area.
The Sierra Front Team 2 (Fraser) will be transitioning to Great Basin Team 6 (Chadwick), tomorrow at 6 a.m.
Weather conditions can greatly affect fire behavior so they are closely monitored by fire managers and firefighters. Overnight humidities will continue to be poor and very hot and dry temperatures will remain through the weekend.
In addition to the Slink Fire, multiple other fires in California have contributed to the dense smoke and poor air quality in the area. Visit https://fire.airnow.gov/ to view updated smoke impacts.