Fire Update 8/20/2013 Pm
Incident: Spring Peak Wildfire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- EVENING UPDATE
Date Started: 8/17/2013
Total Personnel: 270
Threatened Residential Structures: 15
Threatened Commercial Structures: 100
Size: 14,300 acres
Percent Contained: 20%
Resources: 2 Helicopters; 6 Fixed Wing
18 Engines; 10 Crews; 3 Water Tenders; 2 Dozers
Injuries to Date: 0
Crews Continue Battling The Spring Peak Fire
MINERAL COUNTY, NV/MONO COUNTY, CA-The Spring Peak Fire is approximately 14,300 acres with an increased containment of 20 percent. Efforts are still focused on Bodie State Park. The fire is still three miles from Bodie. Bodie will remain closed tomorrow due to heavy fire traffic in the area. The fire did not compromise the historical areas surrounding Aurora, including the cemetery.
Tonight, firefighters continue to establish control lines around the perimeter of the fire. Crews are patrolling, monitoring and evaluating structures in the Bodie area. In addition, bi-state sage grouse habitats are still of utmost concern. Tonight weather is expected to be in the low 50-degree range, with gusty erratic winds. There are still no injuries reported.
Onlookers are asked to stay out of the area so fire crews can safely conduct operations. As a reminder, drivers having to travel on the roadways near the fire are asked to use extra caution as crews and apparatus are still actively working. For the most up to date information visit the Sierra Front Wildland Cooperators Facebook page.
Residents are urged to take precautions to avoid health problems related to the smoky conditions caused by the fire. Examples of precautions include: limiting outdoor activities and remain in an air-conditioned environment if possible; if you do not have an air conditioner and if smoke is likely to get inside your house, leave the area until the smoke is completely gone; avoid activities that put extra demand on your lungs and heart; contact your medical provider if you are concerned or your health gets worse. Smoke may worsen symptoms for people who have heart or lung disease, or other pre-existing respiratory conditions such as respiratory allergies, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). When smoke levels are high enough, even healthy people may experience some of these symptoms.
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