News Release 8-23
Incident: Chestnut Fire Wildfire
Acres: 4,176 Start date: August 18, 2013
Cause: Lightning Location: 6 miles east of Gabbs, NV
Containment: 60% Fuels: Piñon, juniper, sage and grass
Terrain: Steep, rugged Resources: 4 crews, 7 engines, 3 water tender, 1 dozer
Total personnel: 225
Summary: Yesterday, interior pockets of fuel continued to burn but no new growth or interior runs were observed. The fire activity was minimal and progress was made mopping up and securing the fire’s perimeter on the northern, eastern, and southern portions of the fire. Fire suppression rehabilitation of secondary dozer lines was completed.
Today, firefighters will continue to mop-up any hot spots, secure the fire’s perimeter, and continue fire suppression rehabilitation of hand lines and dozer lines.
Please use caution as you travel along Highway 844. Firefighters will continue to be in the area working on the fire.
This is the final press release from the Arizona Central West Zone Team for this fire. Effective 6 a.m. Saturday, August 24, 2013, the fire’s management will transfer to a local Type 4 Incident Management Team with Greg Suszek as the Incident Commander.
For additional information, photos and maps visit our Facebook page at http://goo.gl/J4zBRF, the official InciWeb page http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3695/, or our Twitter page at www.twitter.com/ChestnutFire.