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Jasper, Spanish Springs, west of Pyramid Hwy in Nevada.
July 16, 2019 at 6:15 PM
Fire crews finished securing the Jasper Fires edge and have achieved 100% containment. Most crews will be demobilized Tuesday evening with the remainder on Wednesday morning. The Sierra Front Team will be turning the incident back over to the stakeholder agencies Wednesday morning July 17, 2019 at 6 a.m.
The Sierra Front Incident Management Team would like to thank both the communities of Sun Valley and Spanish Springs for their patience while we dealt with the Jasper fire. We understand how alarming a fire like this can be and appreciate all the support the communities.
We would also like to thank all our local, regional and federal fire, EMS and law enforcement partners that came together as a team to help mitigate this fire quickly, efficiently and being budget conscious. It is with this team approach that events like this are mitigated in a professional manner.
This is the last press release from the Sierra Front Incident Management for the Jasper Fire.
July 16, 2019 at 8:58 AM
ire crews kept the Jasper Fire within the containment lines throughout Monday’s near Red Flag weather event allowing for no additional growth. The fire remains 80% contained with a projected full containment date of Tuesday, July 16th at 6 p.m. Resource’s continue to be released as containment levels increase. The current personnel count is 123.
Three structures have been confirmed destroyed. One primary residence and two out-buildings.
Today fire crews will continue to mop-up and secure the fires edge, repair dozer lines and back haul equipment and debris.
The Sierra Front Type 3 Incident Management Team 1 remains in command, managing the Jasper Fire for the BLM, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, City of Sparks and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
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July 15, 2019 at 11:50 AM
Fire crews kept the Jasper fire within the containment lines throughout Sunday’s RED FLAG weather event allowing for no additional growth. The fire is now 45% contained with a projected full containment date of Tuesday July 16th at 6 p.m. Resource’s will be reduced today with containment levels increased. The current personnel count is 214.
Three structures have been confirmed destroyed. One primary residence and two out buildings.
Today crews will continue to mop-up the interior of the fire and patrol the fires edge. The public may still see isolated tree torching within the fires perimeter but they pose no immediate danger to the containment lines. Crews will begin repairing dozer line and back hauling hose used for fire suppression activities.
July 14, 2019 at 4:06 PM
The Jasper Fire has burned 1165 acres and is 30% contained. Voluntary evacuations have been lifted and the evacuation center at Hug High School, in Reno, has been closed. Yesterday’s fire behavior was extreme and erratic. Near Red Flag conditions caused the fire to burn to the east and northerly directions. The Jasper Fire has not grown in acreage as of 3p.m. this afternoon. Isolated tree torching can still be seen but these trees are well within the fires perimeter. There are currently 188 personnel on the fire with additional personnel and equipment being ordered as needed. Aviation and ground forces continue working the fire in preparation for today’s incoming wind event.
Today fire crews will continue to build and reinforce existing control line along the fire perimeter.
The Sierra Front Type 3 Incident Management Team 1 assumed command this morning at 0600, managing the Jasper Fire for the BLM, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, City of Sparks and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
One confirmed structure lost, an outbuilding, NOT a residence.