Evans Creek Fire is 25 acres, 75% contained

Submitted to Sierra Sun

From a release

Carson City – The Evans Creek Fire, located on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Carson Ranger District in the Evans Canyon area is 25 acres and now 75% contained. The fire started early Thursday morning, approximately two miles from the Ballardini Ranch Trailhead southwest of Reno, Nevada. The fire is human caused and currently under investigation by law enforcement.

Firefighters engaged in initial attack early yesterday morning and continued to work with air resources to build containment lines throughout the day. The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest worked closely with cooperators and would like to thank Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, Storey County Fire Protection District, Nevada Division of Forestry, Bureau of Land Management, Reno Police Department and the Washoe County Sherriff’s Office for their assistance in suppressing the fire.

Resources remained on scene overnight and saw no fire growth and very minimal activity. Two engines and two handcrews continue work today and hope to have the fire fully contained by this afternoon. Fire managers are aware of a strong low-pressure system and cold front approaching the region, so they are expecting an increase in winds this afternoon, but don’t anticipate any containment issues.

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Source: US Forest Service

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