Wildfire Near Brunswick Canyon Contained

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

 Brunswick Fire at a glance (updated Sunday, Aug. 18th, 4:30pm):

 - Location: Brunswick Canyon area, east of Carson City in the Pine Nut Mountains

 - Start Date: Aug. 17th, 5:18pm

 - Current Size: 29 acres

 - Current Containment: 60% and surrounded

 - Cause: Under investigation (likely lightning)

 - Estimated Containment Date: Predicted at 8:00 pm Sunday 18th

 - Structures Destroyed/Threatened: 0

 - Other Threats: Burning deer and bi-state sage grouse habitat

 - Total Personnel: 90

 - Resources: 4 hand crews, 1 engine, 2 single-engine air tankers (SEATs), 2 Command Staff

 - Best Known For: Can be seen from Carson City, Dayton, Virginia City and surrounding areas

 - Other Updates: No structure is within five to ten miles of the fire.

UPDATE, Monday 10:48PM:
The Brunswick was fully contained Sunday night at 29 acres.

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UPDATE, Sunday 4:00pm:
RENO, Nev. -- Sierra Front reports the fire in Brunswick Canyon, east of Carson City is currently 60% contained. Officials estimate full containment will come at 8pm Sunday.

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UPDATE, Sunday 11:00am:
RENO, Nev. -- Sierra Front reports the fire in Brunswick Canyon, east of Carson City, has grown to 29 acres.

An official with Sierra Front says the crews have surrounded the flames and are in the process of reinforcing the control line.

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RENO, Nev. -- Crews are fighting a wildfire in the Brunswick Canyon area east of Carson City in the Pine Nut Mountain Range.

It was first reported just after 5:18pm Saturday. Officials with Sierra Front say a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT), a hand crew, two brush engines, and a battalion chief are fighting the fire. They report the area has received some rain, but it is not known exactly how much.

At this point, the fire is estimated to have burned five acres. It is about five to ten miles away from the nearest buildings.

This fire is the largest of many in the area, all of which are believed to be caused by lightning.

Stay with KOLO 8 News Now for updates on this developing story.


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