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Winnemucca Ranch, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District. Started on private land 15 miles north of Reno, NV. Brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior.

July 10, 2017 at 8:02 AM

No expected growth. Planned actions: Cold-trailing and mop-up operations. Secure perimeter and interior islands to reduce the likelihood of further growth.

A quick response by resources on the Winnemucca Ranch fire prevented a lightning started fire from growing into a larger fire and limited it to single tree, the Sky Canyon Fire. It was located within the initial attack area covered by team 6.

July 8, 2017 at 9:43 AM

The Winnemucca Ranch Fire was mapped yesterday at 4,799 acres, and crews have achieved 55% containment. Firefighters spent the night on the fire last night, and two engines worked until midnight in order to keep an eye out for flare ups. Today crews continue with mop up operations while local resources are released back to their districts in anticipation of fire weather this weekend.

Additional Fires:

Crews have begun rehabbing the areas affected by suppression efforts. As periods of light activity allow, the Great Basin Incident Management Team is sharing resources to assist with suppression efforts on other fires in Nevada, while keeping them close enough should we see an increase in activity this weekend. One crew was reassigned to assist on the fire near Jackpot yesterday, and a variety of aerial resources have been loaned out to the Green Gulch Fire as well as to fires burning near Las Vegas.

Weather:

Today is forecast to be slightly hotter than yesterday, with zephyr winds of 25-30mph and temperatures over 100 degrees. Hot and unstable conditions are forecast this afternoon, with the potential to produce thunderstorms and wind gusts possible up to 50 mph.

July 7, 2017 at 2:29 PM

Fire resources have made excellent progress on this fire. There was no growth on the fire yesterday and crews are working hard to clean up interior burning as well as concentrating efforts on the southeast portion of the fire where there is still active burning.

Fire Weather: Hot and dry conditions continue today but there are no thunderstorms in the forecast.
Additional Info: There are no road closures at this time and evacuations have been lifted. Drones are prohibited in the fire area. Any drones found to be flying in the fire area will force the air resources fighting the fire to be grounded.

July 7, 2017 at 7:40 AM

Overnight, the fire experienced minimal growth and was only smoldering and creeping. No expected growth today. Hot temperatures reaching into the high 90s and low 100s(above average for this time of year) with single digit relative humidity. Afternoon/evening Zephyr winds, West at 8-12mph with gusts to 20 mph, will continue through Saturday. Winds will increase Sunday and Monday

July 7, 2017 at 7:38 AM

Command of the Winnemucca Ranch Fire in northern Washoe County, NV has transitioned to a Type 2 Great Basin Incident Management Team (Team 6) at 7:00am on July 6, 2017. The 3,490 acre fire, which is extending throughout Palomino Valley, is active and includes both wildland and structure protection. The voluntary evacuation order has been lifted and residents are asked to take caution returning to the area, due to fire suppression activity still ongoing in the Palomino Valley area.

July 5, 2017 at 1:58 PM

Residents near #WinnemuccaRanchFire Amy and Hucksberry Rd area #EVACUATE to Equestrian Ctr @ 5600 Whiskey Springs Rd, fire is spreading rapidly.

July 5, 2017 at 9:11 AM

About up to 200 Structures possibly threatened and the fire is actively burning to the southeast in grass and sage. Air and ground units are on scene from and are actively engaged in suppression activities. Truckee Meadows FPD and the Bureau of Land Management are managing the fire. Forest Service and NDF units are assisting with suppression.