Progress continues on Bison Fire
UPDATE: 9:13 p.m. from Lisa Ross, BLM
Total Personnel: 500
Structures: 20 threatened, 0 destroyed
Size: 6,300 acres (acreage reduction due to better GPS mapping)
Commercial Property: 0 threatened; 0 destroyed
Percent Contained: 30%
Resources: 9 Airtankers 8 Helicopters;
18 Engines; 13 Crews; 4 Water Tenders
Outbuildings: 0 threatened; 0 destroyed
Injuries to Date:None
Gardnerville, Nev.—Sierra Front Management Type III Team, operating under Incident Commander Paul Washam, reports significant progress on Saturday containing the Bison Fire. Despite gusty winds and very low humidity, fire personnel made significant progress today building containment lines and slowing the fire. The fire is now 30-percent contained with full containment projected for Monday, July 8.
Contingency plans remain in place for positioning of both air and ground resources should the fire move farther east.
No injuries have been reported and no structures have been lost.
Pine Nut Road remains closed at the intersection of Out-R-Way to non-residents. A voluntary evacuation notice remains in effect for about 20 structures in the area.
Due to the complex nature of this fire, the Great Basin Type II Incident Management Team (Whalen) has arrived at the Incident Command Post at the Douglas County Fairgrounds and will assume management of the fire Sunday morning at 6:00 a.m.
Fire information will continue to be updated at www.sierrafront.net, www.inciweb.org, and on the Sierra Front Wildfire Cooperators and Douglas County’s pages on Facebook. A fire information phone line is also being staffed from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 775-782-1428.