Fire Update August 14, 2012 9:00 AM PT
Incident: Ten Mile Complex Wildfire
Firefighters on the Ten Mile Complex have made great progress in holding the fire perimeter. The only fire activity observed yesterday was some smoldering and creeping within the fire's perimeter. Today's activities will focus on strengthening containment lines and mopping up.
The Ten Mile Complex consists of two fires, the Ten Mile Fire and the Banana Lake Fire. The fires are located east of U.S. Highway 95, and northeast of the town of McDermitt, Nevada on the Nevada/Oregon border. The fires, burning in grass and sage brush, were started by lightning on Friday, August 10th.
As activity declines on these fires, personnel and resources are being relocated to the north half of the Holloway Fire to the west.
Fire suppression activities on this Complex and the Oregon portion of the Holloway Fire are being coordinated by Pacific Northwest Incident Management Team #3, led by Incident Commander Jeff Pendleton.
The Ten Mile Complex is 85% contained. This means that a containment line has been built around 85% of the fire perimeter or the fire's edge has been deemed cold and is not expected to move. Full containment is expected by Thursday, if weather conditions do not change.