Fire Update 8/22/13 AM
Incident: Spring Peak Wildfire
The Sierra Front
Mike Brown Team
Public Information Officer
Cell (775) 461-6200
August 22, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date Started: 8/17/2013
Total Personnel: 320
Threatened Residential Structures: 15
Threatened Commercial Structures: 100
Size: 14,230 acres
Percent Contained: 68%
Resources: 3 Helicopters; 4 Fixed-wing aircraft; 12 Engines; 10 Crews; 3 Water Tenders; 2 Dozers
Injuries to Date: 1
Roads into Bodie State Historic Park Open Today at 9:00 a.m.
MINERAL COUNTY, NV/MONO COUNTY, CA- At 9:00am, State Route 270 and State Route 167 will re-open, providing the public with access to Bodie State Historic Park. Visitors are advised that fire crews and equipment continue to work in the area. Please drive slow and safely.
Mop-up continues, as firefighters extinguish hot spots within the burned area. Engines, handcrews, and aircraft will work towards completing containment lines. Crews continue to focus on protecting unburned ‘green islands’ within the fire perimeter as important bi-state sage grouse habitat.
Today’s weather will be increasingly hot and dry, with winds increasing and a decrease in humidity. With the change in weather, there is potential for increased fire behavior. For the most up to date information visit the Sierra Front Wildland Cooperators Facebook page.
The Sierra Front Cooperators, led by Incident Commander Mike Brown, have been managing the incident after taking over the fire at 0600 on August 19, 2013. Throughout the week, the participation of cooperators throughout northern Nevada and California has been essential to the success of firefighting efforts. Cooperators include U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Nevada Division of Forestry, National Guard, Nevada Division of Emergency Management, CalFire, California State Parks, Reno Fire Department, Sparks Fire Department, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, Carson City Fire Department, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection, Storey County Fire Department, Mason Valley Fire Department, Central Lyon County Fire Protection District, East Fork Fire Protection District, California Highway Patrol, and local law enforcement agencies.