Cherry Gulch Fire in Northern Winnemucca District grows to 15,786 Acres
Winnemucca, Nev - The Cherry Gulch Fire, located in the Pine Forest Range of the Winnemucca District has grown to 15,786 acres. The fire is 50% contained.
The fire started in the Cherry Gulch near Mahogany Mountain on the north end of the Pine Forest Range (about 8 Miles south of Denio, Nevada). The cause is still under investigation. Aircraft, Heavy Equipment, Engines, and Hand Crews are on scene and fully engaged. Additional engines and crews have been ordered.
Weather conditions and terrain continue to be a challenge. A Red Flag Warning is in place for the area today until 10 PM.
For ongoing information visit, https://nifc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/c205f43ea5df4f98b6d0f0f709d15e2f
Red Flag Warning: https://www.weather.gov/lkn/
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