News Release 8-21
Incident: Chestnut Fire Wildfire
Acres: 4,092 Start date: August 18, 2013
Cause: Lightning Location: 6 miles east of Gabbs, NV
Containment: 15% Fuels: Pinyon, juniper, sage and grass
Terrain: Steep, rugged Resources: 2 crews, 5 engines, 1 water tender, 1 dozer
Total personnel: 124
Summary: The Arizona Central West Zone Incident Management Team, Bea Day Incident Commander, assumed responsibility for the direction of the suppression efforts on the Chestnut Fire at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2013.
Started by a lightning strike Sunday, August 18 at 2:30 p.m. the fire is burning in the Paradise Range on the Austin Ranger District of the Humboldt – Toiyabe National Forest. Growing rapidly in the first days, it is south of State Highway 844. Fire behavior yesterday was minimal, creeping and smoldering with some single tree torching in the interior of the fire.
Firefighters working with engines and a dozer have established line along the east side of the fire. They will continue today to complete the containment line, improving it as they cool any hot spots near the line.