ELKO INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER
Tuesday, August 21, 2007; 9:00 am
Contact: Lisa Ortega (702) 683-9618 or
Mike Brown (775)753-0386, or 775) 748-4000
FIREFIGHTERS SUCCESSFUL IN CONTAINING PARTY FIRE
Elko, Nev. - Party Fire maintains current size, mop up and rehab begins.
Today Fire fighters begin the process of repairing damage created by fire suppression activities, and others will begin traveling back to their home units.
Crews remaining on the fire will work any hot and smoldering spots within the fire edges, and begin re-contouring dozer lines and fixing fences.
The Party Fire has been estimated at 3,500 acres. It is now controlled and currently 80% contained. 100% containment is expected tomorrow, August 22. A mapping flight to get exact acreage is planned for 10:00 am today.
Carlin and I-80 are no longer threatened. Public and firefighter safety remain the top firefighting priorities. 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.