Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431
Bridgeport, CA. September 2nd, 2020– The Slink Fire behavior today was moderate, though the south end saw small, terrain driven runs. The fire is 14,200 acres and 10% contained. Sierra Front Team 2 (Fraser) will be transitioning to Great Basin Team 6 (Chadwick), tomorrow at 6 a.m.
Firefighters expect the fire to remain active overnight into tomorrow as fuel moisture levels are incredibly low and predicted increased air ventilation may significantly influence fire behavior. The fire continues to move south in the Lost Cannon Creek drainage and west to the Iceberg Wilderness. One priority is to prevent the fire spread to the south and the Marine Warfare Training Center. Fire management is working closely with the Marine Corps to protect the area.
Firefighters will continue to construct handline to work to increase containment tomorrow. Steep, rugged terrain is a factor, particularly on the western flank of the fire. They are also using minimal impact suppression tactics within the wilderness boundaries.
Aircraft use was limited today due to poor visibility from the smoke from multiple California wildfires. Visit https://fire.airnow.gov/ to view updated smoke impacts.
No evacuations are currently in place and Highway 395 is open. However, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest has closed all National Forest System lands in the fire area to the public, effective this evening. The closure is for public safety due to activity from the Slink Fire. Please avoid the fire area and visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/map/7105/0/104389 to view the map of the closure.
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.