Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431
Jacks Valley Fire Update
Public Information Officer: Withanee Milligan
Carson Ranger District, April 10th, 8 a.m.
· Acres: 285 · Location: South of Jacks Valley Rd. · Start Date: June 9th, 2021 · Cause: Under Investigation · Containment: 85% · Personnel: 250
Carson City, Nevada, June 10th, 2021– The Jacks Valley fire started south of Jacks Valley Road in Carson City yesterday afternoon. Multiple state, federal and local agencies responded and began suppression operations in coordination with both fixed and rotor wing aircraft.
The fire exhibited extreme fire behavior during initial attack. High winds drove the fire to the south and east, prompting several evacuations in the Indian Hills and Jacks Valley area and closing Jacks Valley Road. All evacuations were lifted this morning and Jacks Valley Road has reopened. Over 900 homes in the area were without power, which has since been restored.
Today, firefighters will continue to hold and improve established lines around the entire fire perimeter and begin mopping up, extinguishing any hot spots within the fire. Winds are predicted to be stronger in the morning and then reduce in the afternoon.
Due to today’s more accurate mapping, the fire is 285 acres and hard work from firefighters has increased containment to 85 %. Though Jacks Valley Road has reopened, please continue to give emergency vehicles room and watch for firefighters in the area.
Fire officials would like to stress the critical role that the public plays in preventing wildfire. For more tips on fire prevention, visit https://www.nevadafireinfo.org/prevention.
For tips on hardening your home to wildfire, visit https://www.livingwithfire.com/.
The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and East Fork Fire Protection District are in unified command of this incident. For continued information, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7519/ or follow the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest on Facebook (@HumboldtToiyabeNF) and Twitter (@HumboldtToiyabe).