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Draw, Carson City District, BLM. Fifty miles east of Fallon, NV. Closed timber litter, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and torching. Road closures in effect. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.

July 15, 2017 at 8:56 PM

There was minimal fire activity including creeping, smoldering and torching.

July 13, 2017 at 4:47 AM

Command of the Draw Fire is approximately 50 miles east of Fallon, NV and has transitioned to a Type 2 Great Basin Incident Management Team (Team 3) at 6:00 a.m. on July 10, 2017. The fire behavior is fuel driven due to the abundance of cured cheat grass. Shrubs and pinion-juniper are receptive and spotting is occurring when fire is within pinion-juniper stands.

Fire is active during the afternoon burning periods, with moderate rates of spread, crowning and spotting, especially when slope and winds aligned. As fire entered pinyon-juniper stands, spotting was observed.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: As the fire continues to burn to the north and east, it will potentially threaten the Tungsten Mine, Clan Alpine Ranch and landing strip. Fire will continue to burn through the WSA and Herd Management areas. Fire continues to move along Highway 50 and potential remains high for it to cross the road and threaten the Alpine Ranch and the communities of Alpine and Clan Alpine. High transmission lines in the immediate fire area continue to be threatened. High transmission lines to US Navy’s Fallon NAS are de-energized due to continued damage and fire threat.

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24 hours: As fire moves to the north, structures in Cherry Creek will be threatened, along with Clan Alpine Ranch. The Alpine Road and Highway 50 continue to be impacted. As fire moves west into Bench Creek Canyon, threats to Bench Creek Reservoir and ranch increase. High transmission lines in the immediate fire area continue to be threatened. Fire will continue to burn through priority sage grouse habitat (PHMA). The WSA to the north will continue to be impacted along with HMA. As fire moves along Alpine Ranch Road, the potential remains high for it to cross and threaten additional structures and Highway 50. High transmission lines to US Navy’s Fallon NAS are de-energize due to continued damage and fire threat.

48 hours: As fire continues north, priority sage grouse habitat will once again be threatened. As fire moves west, the WSA and HMA will continue to be impacted. High transmission lines to US Navy’s Fallon NAS start to be repaired but continue to be de-energized due to damage and fire threat.

72 hours: Projected activity will continue to be evaluated.
Anticipated after 72 hours: Projected activity will continue to be evaluated.