Martin Fire fully contained; rewards total $28,000

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WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (KOLO)-- The Bureau of Land Management says the Martin Fire, which stretched from Humboldt County into Elko County, burned 435,569 acres, or 680 square miles. The fire is fully contained.

It started burning about 50 miles northeast of Winnemucca July 5, 2018.

The BLM has offered another $5,000 reward for information about who started the fire. Combined, there is $28,000 in rewards offered for information about who started the fire.

Anyone with information about this fire or people who may be responsible is asked to contact BLM law enforcement at 775-857-3511.

Family offers $10k reward for info about cause of Martin Fire

Snyder Plumbing of Winnemucca is offering $1,000 and Humboldt County is offering $7,000.

The Bureau of Land Management was already offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fire. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement Division are requesting help from the public, saying the fire was human-caused. Anyone who may have been camping or in the vicinity of Martin Creek or Martin Creek Canyon the night of July 4, or anyone who might have information on the person or people who may have been responsible for the start of the Martin Fire is asked to contact:

Humboldt County Secret Witness: 775-623-6969.
Or online at the HCSO Report Suspicious Activity web page.
Or the BLM Law Enforcement Tips Line: 775-885-6117.

“This fire has damaged and affected ranches and numerous resources,” says BLM Winnemucca District Manager Ester McCullough. “We would like to thank our partners who have assisted us with the suppression efforts and continue to help bring the fire under control.”

There are no reports of injuries or structures damaged, but the Paiute Pipeline that carries natural gas through the area was a concern, according to the Bureau of Land Management.


The Midas Mine View of the Martin Fire sent by KOLO viewer Sparks