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Wednesday, July 26, 2007, 10:30 AM
Contact: (775) 748-4141 or (775) 748-4000
nenevadafireinfo@gmail.com
Elko County Fires, Update #21

NORTHEASTERN NEVADA WILDFIRE UPDATE
Wildfire Facts

Winecup Complex – Complex is 162,234 acres (increase due to better mapping) and 60% contained. See attached update for more information. Current active fires include:

West Fork Fire
12 miles southeast of Jackpot, NV
start date 7/17/07; cause: lightning
total personnel 658

Murphy Complex – 649,131, 37% contained, expected containment 8/4/07, total personnel 651. See attached update for more information. Current active fires include:

Rowland Fire/Elk Fires
30 miles southwest of Twin Falls, ID
start date 7/16/07; cause: lightning

Scott Creek Fire
just west of the town of Jackpot
start date 7/17/07; cause: lightning

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.

The American Red Cross is available to residents that need assistance due to the wildfires. Please contact them at 775-385-5146 or 775-778-3504.

Information of Road Closures should be directed to the Nevada Department of Transportation by calling 511 or 1-877-NVROADS.

Three Area Closure Orders remain in effect for portions of the Jarbidge, Mountain City and Ruby Mountains Ranger Districts in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Please call the above information telephone numbers or refer to the above websites for details.

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Fire updates for the Winecup Complex and Murphy Complex from the Fire Management Teams.

Murphy 072607 0900 update.doc

Winecup update_072607rev.doc


 
Last updated: 04-07-2008