Monday, August 27, 2007, 4:00 pm
Contact: (775) 753-0386 or (775) 748-4000
FIRE CONTINUES BURNING IN ELKO COUNTY
Elko, Nev. – Firefighters are getting a handle on the weekend fires.
The Raine Fire about 18 miles south of Carlin is 1310 acres and is burning in sagebrush, grass and pinion/juniper. The increase in acreage is due to accurate mapping; there was no significant growth on the Raine Fire today. The fire is 60% contained and full containment is expected Tuesday.
Fire fighters from Carlin Volunteer Fire Department, Nevada Division of Forestry, U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) worked today putting in fire line. Two hundred twenty people are currently on scene.
“We did extensive fire reconnaissance flying today over yesterday’s storm path,” said BLM Fire Duty Officer Dylan Rader. “We did not find any hold-over fires.”
Rader added that with the beginning of hunting season and gradually cooler weather, people are asked to remain cautious with fire and outdoor activities. Fire season is far from over.
Fire restrictions remain in effect for all public lands in northeastern Nevada and all open burning is banned in Elko County.
To report wildfires call (775) 738-FIRE, (775) 748-4000, or 911.