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Numbers, Carson City District, BLM. IMT 2 (GB Team 4). Started on BIA land ten miles southeast of Gardnerville, NV. Chaparral, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with creeping, single tree torching and smoldering. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.

July 12, 2020 at 9:28 AM

The Numbers Fire is now 88 percent contained as of Saturday evening. Containment indicates that fire managers are confident the fire perimeter will not grow beyond the existing fireline. Smoke was visible yesterday as fire continues to consume interior islands of unburned vegetation. The final fire size is likely to remain at 18,342 acres, unless significant activity occurs. Of that total, 6,545 acres are on Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 5,833 acres are on Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and 5,964 acres are on private land.

Repair work continues on the fireline, including contingency firelines, that were constructed by dozers during the first days of the fire. The crews working high on the ridgeline, near the remaining section of uncontained fireline, have been camping nearby to eliminate travel to and from the main fire camp each day.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning – an indicator for weather conditions that may lead to extreme fire behavior and rapid growth – for the Sierra Front north of Minden today due to predicted strong winds combined with high temperatures and low relative humidity. Gusts on the ridges may reach 35 to 40 miles per hour. Temperatures will once again reach the mid-90s and relative humidity is likely to drop to single digits. These critical conditions are expected to continue through Monday.

Although the fire is nearing full containment, fire vehicles and heavy equipment will still be in the area for several days. Please drive cautiously in the area, and limit use of Pinenut 2 and Blossom Canyon Roads to residents only.

Great Basin Incident Management Team 4 plans to transition the Numbers Fire back to the local units on Wednesday morning. Full containment is estimated by that time. Team 4 is grateful to the community and partners for the assistance and support.

July 11, 2020 at 8:32 AM

Crews took advantage of a relatively quiet Friday to patrol and contain sections of the Numbers Fire perimeter.  Weather concerns remain as crews continue monitoring and securing the fireline.  Increased westerly winds are anticipated today, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour near the fire.  A National Weather Service Fire Weather Watch is in place, primarily for Sunday and Monday.  Conditions remain hot and dry, which means the potential for fire activity remains high for any existing embers or new fire starts. 

Numerous aviation resources are required to support firefighters on wildland fires located in steep terrain and require a number of personnel to camp near the fire or in remote areas.  For example, on a high fire activity day during the Numbers Fire, seven helicopters provided an average of 30 hours of suppression and logistical support to include water bucket drops and the movement of food and supplies to support firefighters on the ground.  Keeping this high aviation use in mind, it is important for recreational users who fly model airplanes or drones, to know before you fly.  The Federal Aviation Administration now has an improved app with interactive maps – B4UFLY, https://www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/where_can_i_fly/b4ufly/ – to help show where the public can and cannot fly.  Wildland fire managers appreciate the public’s support to ensure the safety of all fire personnel.

Wildland fire personnel will continue working hard over the weekend to ensure public safety and the protection of cultural resources and wildlife habitat.  Heavy equipment is tasked with suppression repair work of dozer lines where containment has been secured. 

Please be aware of increased fire traffic in these areas, especially during the morning and evening hours, and limit use of Pinenut 2 and Blossom Canyon Roads to residents only.  Thank you for the ongoing community support. 

July 9, 2020 at 7:23 AM

Multiple local, state and federal fire agencies are assisting and there are numerous fire apparatus and firefighters working on the scene. Equipment on scene includes Dozers, Handcrews and Aircraft. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Structures Lost/Damaged
• 3 structures have been lost
• 37 outbuildings

Evacuations
Residents in the area should remain vigilant, aware of their surroundings, and have an evacuation plan.

Current Road Closures
Hwy 395 is open but with a speed reduction to 45 mph. Please be vigilant, travel at a safe speed, and be aware of fire fighters/equipment along the highway.
Pinenut 2 Road closed East of Out Our Way

The Fairgrounds are not currently taking donations at this time due to COVID.
The County and East Fork Fire are currently accessing costs incurred by the fire and the possibility of a Fire Management Assistance Grant.

Fire officials on the Numbers Fire, 10 miles southeast of Gardnerville Nevada, seek public assistance with a multi-agency investigation. Anyone traveling Hwy 395 between Ridge View and Holbrook Junction on July 6, 2020, around 6:30-7:30 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to email 2020firetips@gmail.com. All information will be kept confidential.

July 8, 2020 at 7:05 AM

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The Numbers Fire is 0% contained and the fire is estimated to be at 18,000 acres. Multiple local, state and federal fire agencies are assisting and there are numerous fire apparatus and firefighters working on the scene. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. No injuries have been reported at this time.

July 7, 2020 at 7:09 PM

The recommended evacuations for the Bodie Flats and Pineview areas have been lifted. Only residents are allowed to these areas. Please drive safe, watch for emergency vehicles and be ready for future instructions in an ever-changing situation.

July 7, 2020 at 4:00 PM

The Numbers Fire is 0 percent contained and the fire is estimated to be at 10,000 acres. Multiple local, state and federal fire agencies are assisting and there are numerous fire apparatus and firefighters working on the scene. Equipment on scene includes Dozers, Handcrews and Aircraft. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. No injuries have been reported at this time.

Structures Lost/Damaged
• 1 structure has been lost
• 10 outbuildings

July 7, 2020 at 8:11 AM

Reverse 911 notifications have gone out for most of the eastern part of the Valley and the Pine Nuts. We are asking residents to stay aware and to respond to Search and Rescue and the members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Current Evacuations
Pine View Estates
Bodie Flat
Out our Way Area 

Evacuation Location Site 

Carson Valley Inn ( Due to COVID ) 
Address: 1627 U.S. Hwy 395 N, Minden, NV 89423
Phone: (775) 782-9711

Holiday Inn Express 
Address: 1659 NV-88, Minden, NV 89423
Phone: (775) 782-7500

Douglas County Fairgrounds 
Livestock and Domestic Pets 
Pinenut Rd, Gardnerville, NV 89410

Current Road Closures 

395 closed at Riverview and SR208.
Pinenut closed at Arroyo
(please stay clear of these roads)