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Hunter Creek, west of Reno. Grass, sagebrush and timber in inaccessible area. Forward progress has been stopped.

June 25, 2017 at 12:07 PM

The Hunter Creek Fire will be 100 percent contained today at 8 p.m. Engine crews from the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest will continue to actively patrol the area throughout the week. At this time, there is no active flame within the perimeter of the fire.The Hunter Creek Fire is located near the Michael D. Thompson Trailhead in the Hunter Creek area west of Reno, Nevada.

June 25, 2017 at 8:47 AM

Then Hunter Creek Fire is 240 acres and is now 65 percent contained. Currently, there are still four hand crews, two engines and three overhead still on the fire. Firefighters hope to have the fire fully contained by Sunday (June 25) evening.

June 23, 2017 at 7:45 PM

Local, state, and federal fire crews made progress late yesterday securing and building fire lines and mopping up areas of the Hunter Creek Fire. After digitally mapping the fire, the incident management team determined it had burned 240 acres of grass, sagebrush and timber and is 35% contained. No structures were threatened, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) Fire Marshal.

At 9 p.m. last night, the Hunter Creek Fire transitioned from a unified command (TMFPD /Reno Fire Department/Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest) to a single U.S. Forest Service Type 3 organization with Stacy Saucedo as the Incident Commander. Hikers reported the fire at 1:41 p.m., which was near the Michael D. Thompson Trailhead in the Hunter Creek area west of Reno, Nevada.

“The plan for today is to complete the fire line, address smokes that are 50 feet within the fire boundary, and monitor the drainage area that has the most build-up of fuels,” explained Saucedo “Our major objective is to make sure the fire stays within its constructed fire line.”

Fire officials are also requesting the public’s assistance in keeping the area clear. The Michael D. Thompson Trailhead is closed, as is access to the Hunter Creek Trail while fire ground operations are underway and until the investigation is complete. Traffic is currently closed to non-residents at Woodchuck Circle and Plateau Road.

The Sierra Front region experienced an extremely wet winter and this has fueled Nevada’s wildfire season to an early start, with vast amounts of vegetation. In addition, the current stretch of hot weather has increased the fire danger.

“We want folks to come out and enjoy their public lands but be aware of fire danger and that a responsible person’s actions can make a huge difference in protecting both property and natural resources,” said Saucedo.

For additional fire information, please call 775-771-4777 or look for updates on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Facebook and Twitter pages https://twitter.com/HumboldtToiyabe and https://facebook.com/HumboldtToiyabeNF/.

June 23, 2017 at 7:32 AM

At 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, the Hunter Creek Fire transitioned from a unified command (Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District/Reno Fire Department) to a single U.S. Forest Service Type 3 with Stacy Saucedo as the Incident Commander.

The fire is estimated to be 240 acres and 35 percent contained. It has made very little forward progression since Thursday evening. Fire crews will continue mop up operations.

June 22, 2017 at 6:15 PM

WCSO advises that Woodchuck Circle is closed at Plateau Road due to the Hunter Creek Fire. Michael D. Thompson trailhead also closed.

June 22, 2017 at 4:47 PM

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District update: As smoke clears, estimate reduced to approx 50 acres per info from air attack. Crews will remain through the night.

June 22, 2017 at 3:31 PM

Per Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District: No structures threatened. No containment.

RAVEN, USFS, NDF helicopters assisting. Additional resources en route. Avoid the area.