Fire Update 8/22/13 PM
Incident: Spring Peak Wildfire
The Sierra Front
Mike Brown Team
Public Information Officer
Cell (775) 461-6200
August 22, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- P.M. UPDATE
Date Started: 8/17/2013
Total Personnel: 368
Threatened Residential Structures: 15
Threatened Commercial Structures: 100
Size: 14,230 acres
Percent Contained: 72%
Resources: 3 Helicopters; 4 Fixed-wing aircraft; 12 Engines; 10 Crews; 3 Water Tenders; 2 Dozers
Injuries to Date: 1
Spring Peak Fire Containment Increased Today
MINERAL COUNTY, NV/MONO COUNTY, CA- The aerial and ground crews worked hard today in tough conditions to continue containment. The steep terrain and windy conditions made fighting the fire difficult. However, due to their determined efforts, containment increased to 72%. State Route 270 and State Route 167 are open providing the public with access to Bodie State Historic Park.
In addition to working on containment, crews are continuing to mop up 100 feet in and to extinguish all hot spots in the burned area. Crews also focused their efforts on protecting the unburned ‘green islands’ within the fire perimeter, the bi-state sage grouse habitat.
Tonight’s crews will continue working on containment, mop up and protecting the bi-state sage grouse habitat. For the most up to date information visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sierra-Front-Wildfire-Cooperators/117659718406346 ref=br_tf.
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.