Monday, July 16, 2007, 10:30 a.m.
Contact: (775) 748-4141 or (775) 748-4000, 753-0386
Pequop & Elko County Fires, Update #2
LIGHTNING STARTS NEW FIRES
Elko, Nev. – A fast moving thunder storm left 14 lightning-caused fires in its wake in Elko County Sunday afternoon.
The 14 lightning starts followed the storm track from the southwest corner of Elko County to the northeast corner. The fires were all contained and burned a total of 8 acres.
The lightning caused Pequop Springs Fire about 20 miles west of Montello, Nevada was contained Sunday evening. The fire burned 1,368 acres and it is being patrolled/monitored today.
The Highway 93 Complex Fire is estimated at 80,629 acres. The complex was declared 100% contained last night at 8:00 p.m. A new control date has not been established because of current and predicted weather conditions over the next few days.
Fire restrictions in northern and central Nevada will be in effect until further notice. Lands involved include federal, state, tribal, and the Humboldt, Pershing, Lander, Eureka, Elko, Esmeralda, and Nye County Fire Protection Districts and portions of Washoe, Lyon, Churchhill, and White Pine counties. For more specific information go to: http://www.fire.blm.gov/restrictions.htm, http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/htnf/, http://www.forestry.state.nv.us, www.nifc.gov, http://gacc.nifc.gov/wgbc.
To report wildfires call (775) 738-FIRE, (775) 748-4000, or 911.