Progress continues on Bison Fire

Posted By on July 6, 2013

Photo by Phyllis Duffy The Bison Fire Friday night.

Photo by Phyllis Duffy
The Bison Fire Friday night.

UPDATE: 9:13 p.m. from Lisa Ross, BLM

Cause: Lightning

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

4 Dozers

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.