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Monarch Fire is 97 percent contained

Published: Jun. 24, 2020 at 3:16 PM PDT
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MINDEN, Nev. (KOLO) - JUNE 28, 10:33 A.M., The Monarch Fire is 97 percent contained at 2,324 acres.

There are 192 personnel on the fire.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect through Sunday evening.

The U.S. Forester Service provided this map of the Monarch Fire perimeter.
The U.S. Forester Service provided this map of the Monarch Fire perimeter.(US Forest Service)

June 25, 11:20 A.M. The Monarch Fire in Douglas County is now estimated at 2,500 acres. The fire is also reported at 5% containment.

The Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center reports lightning was likely the cause of the fire.

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There is a 800-acre fire burning southeast of Gardnerville in Douglas County.

The Monarch Fire is burning in grass and pinyon and juniper, the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center reported. It is burning in the Fish Springs-Pinenut Creek Road area.

It was reported about 12:41 p.m.

Douglas County reported no structures were threatened as of 3:30 p.m.

No roads have been closed at this time. The fire may move east of the Gardnerville and Minden area.

Agencies responding to the fire include the Bureau of Land Management, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, East Fork Fire District, the U.S. Forest Service and the Nevada Division of Forestry.

Douglas County residents can register their cell phones for reverse 911 calls at this website: https://douglascounty.onthealert.com/Terms/Index/?ReturnUrl=%2f

Douglas County will post updates here: https://www.douglascountynv.gov/cms/One.aspx

Ronald Beever submitted this photo of the Monarch Fire in Douglas County.
Ronald Beever submitted this photo of the Monarch Fire in Douglas County.(Ronald Beever)
Val Hatcher submitted this photograph of the Monarch Fire in Douglas County.
Val Hatcher submitted this photograph of the Monarch Fire in Douglas County.(Val Hatcher)

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