The T.R.E. (Topaz Ranch Estates) Fire started at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. The fire is burning in cheat grass, sagebrush and pinyon pine/juniper on mostly BLM public lands, one mile north of Nevada State Route 208 and three miles east of U.S. Highway 395 near Topaz Lake (about 60 miles south of Reno, Nevada). Two residences and seventeen outbuildings were destroyed early in the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Cooler weather and precipitation has helped the crews to reach full containment of the fire today. Firefighters have focused on 400 feet of interior mop up on the fire. The fire will be handed off to the local Carson City BLM District tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. A small crew will remain at the fire to rehabilitate the dozer line and re-establish the natural resources. The fire will be monitored over the next few days to ensure that the fire perimiter remains extinguished. Smoke may be visible from the fire area, as islands of green fuels may continue to burn out.
This will be the final report on the T.R.E fire.
|Cause||Under Investigation (human Caused)|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday May 22nd, 2012 approx. 02:00 PM|
|Location||Topaz Ranch Estates, NV|
|Incident Commander||Sommer (type Two Team)|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday May 26th, 2012 approx. 06:00 PM|
Cheat grass, sagebrush, pinon pine and juniper forest.
Islands of previously unburned fuels within the fire perimeter are expected to consume throughout the next few days causing smoke in the fire area.
Two residences and seventeen outbuildings have been destroyed. 19 total affected by fire.
A small crew will be monitoring the fire over the next few days to ensure that the perimeter remains extinguished.
Signifcant growth potential to BLM public lands to the northeast of the current fire front.
Moderate difficulty. Rocky terrain at an elevation range of 6,200 feet to over 7,500 feet. Steep canyons to the north on BLM public lands.
No deaths or injuries have been reported. This will be the final report on the T.R.E fire.
|Wind Conditions||10-20 mph SW|