Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431
Bridgeport, CA. September 16, 2020–The Slink Fire exhibited moderated fire behavior and saw little growth yesterday, partially due to the heavy smoke that settled in over the area. Crews continued work on the southern end of the fire towards Coyote Valley Creek, building containment line directly on the fire’s edge and extinguishing hot spots in steep and rugged terrain. Similar operations took place on the north end of the fire and hard work from firefighters increased overall containment to 71%. On the eastern side of the fire, personnel continue to further secure the established fireline, as well as perform rehabilitation work such as repairing roads and culverts that were damaged during the fire.
Command of the fire has transitioned to a Type 3 Incident Management Team, Nevada Team 2, who will continue full suppression objectives. The number of personnel has decreased but remains at a level that will support the needs of the incident.
From this point forward, daily Slink Fire email updates will discontinue unless significant information or activity warrants. To view daily updated information, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7105/, and follow the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest on Facebook (@HumboldtToiyabeNF #SlinkFire) or Twitter (@HumboldtToiyabe #SlinkFire).
The Closure Order for the Slink Fire area remains in place. To view more, please visit the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/htnf/alerts-notices/?aid=61374. Please stay out of the area for public safety as well as the safety of the fire personnel. Additionally, the Bureau of Land Management issued a closure order for the fire area. For information on this closure, please go to: https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/Slink_Fire_BLM_Closure_09032020_508.pdf.
Smoke from the Slink Fire may continue to be visible in the coming days. Additionally, significant fire activity throughout the state has contributed to the dense smoke and poor air quality in the area. Visit https://fire.airnow.gov/ to view updated smoke impacts.