Tohakum 2 Fire fully contained at 94,221 acres

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GERLACH, Nev. (KOLO) - The Tohakum 2 Fire is fully contained as of September 7, 2017, according to the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada.

The final recorded acreage of the fire is 94,221 acres. No structures were lost, but power lines were damaged and traffic on Highway 447 was affected by flames and smoke for several days, making travel difficult for Burning Man attendees headed to the Black Rock Desert.

The fire started on Tohakum Peak northeast of Pyramid Lake August 29. 2017 about 7:28 p.m. Lightning was the cause.


Burner traffic on SR 447
Burner traffic on SR 447
Photo courtesy BLM