Update: Humboldt County Fires Continue to Increase in Size

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

UPDATE 10/02: According to Winnemucca BLM, Humboldt County fires continue to grow in size, with the largest fire reaching 38,000 acres. Fire crews on scene continue to make progress after the area received higher relative humidity and lower winds Saturday.

Hot Springs Fire, currently burning at 38,000 acres is 30% contained, with an estimated containment dated by October 04. No structures are currently being threatened, but one outbuilding has been lost.

China Garden fire is currently at 20,000 acres with 50% containment. The estimated containment is October 03. Ten homes and one commercial building are currently threatened.

Tom Basin fire is currently burning at 2,000 acres with 0% containment. Estimated containment for the fire is believed to be by October 09. Located in forest service land, the fire is in a rough terrain, making it much harder to fight the fire. Five homes are currently threatened.

Additional crews from Eastern Great Basin have arrived to assist, but because fire crews have made such good efforts on the fires the Incident Command Team may be released. A meeting will be held Sunday evening to determine if the additional team will be released. At this time, there are no reported injuries.

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UPDATE 10/01: According to Winnemucca BLM, an Incident Management Team has been ordered for Humboldt County. Crews are arriving in the area from Eastern Great Basin, and should be arriving Saturday evening, Sunday morning.

Humboldt County, NV - Eleven area fires are currently burning within Humboldt County, all lightning-related. According to Lisa Ross, Public Affairs specialist for the Winnemucca BLM the 11 fires are within the Winnemucca district, 1 of them a forest fire.

The Hot Springs Fire, reported yesterday at 6:43pm, East of Paradise Hills is currently burning 25,000 acres. It currently threatens 10 resident homes and 16 outbuildings, with 1 outbuilding lost. Crews have it at 15 percent containment with estimated containment by October 03.

Eden Valley Fire is reported 15 miles North of Golconda, currently burning at 8,000 acres. Two ranches are threatened at this time, with 40% containment. Estimated containment is believed to be by October 03.

Tom Basin Fire, in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, was reported yesterday at 8:11pm. Located North of Paradise Valley it is currently burning at 1500 acres. Cabins are threatened at this time and crews are implementing structure protection with trucks by spraying down homes.

China Garden fire, reported yesterday at 7:55pm is located 18 miles North of Winnemucca. Currently burning at 3000 acres, there is no known containment percentage at this time. The rest of the fires are relatively small. We will update this list as more information is provided.


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