Fire crews continue to mop-up Peavine Peak Fire
VERDI, Nev. – Fire crews are mopping up the Peavine Peak Fire by extinguishing or removing burning materials along or near the control line that surround the fire. The 8-acre fire is 100 percent contained and cause is still under investigation. It was initially reported at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 8 on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Carson Ranger District about six miles south of Cold Springs, Nevada.
Tonight, the Peavine Peak Fire will continue to be staffed by the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District’s Rifle Peak Hand Crew. One engine and two helitack crews will be on hand to assist the hand crew on Monday, July 10 to ensure the fire remains fully contained.
Forest officials would like to remind the public that the current high temperatures can transform National Forest System lands into a tinderbox. Whether the cause is lightning or human behavior, land suffering from a heatwave is a prime setting for wildland fires. To reduce wildfire risk, please consider the following:
- To find out what fire restrictions are in place on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, visit https://bit.ly/HTNFFireRestrictions or http://www.nevadafireinfo.org.
- Never leave a campfire unattended. Build campfires in cleared open areas and keep water and a shovel nearby. Make sure campfires are out and cool to the touch before leaving the area.
- When smoking, always dispose of cigarette debris in some type of ashtray.
- Avoid driving and parking in tall grass or on roads with heavy fine fuels accumulations. Exhaust particles, hot exhaust pipes, and hot catalytic converters can start grass fires. Maintain proper tire pressure. Driving on exposed wheel rims can throw sparks.
- Sparks from dragging chains, and exhaust from off-highway vehicles and motorcycles can start grass fires. Spark arresters are required on all recreational and portable gasoline-powered equipment.
- Be aware that all types of ammunition can start fires under the right conditions while target shooting. To avoid a chance of sparking, do not use solid copper, steel-core, or steel-jacketed ammunition, and always avoid shooting in dry fuels or rocky areas.
- Call 911 to report any wildfires.
For additional information on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, please visit https://fs.usda.gov/htnf or participate in the conversation at https://twitter.com/HumboldtToiyabe and https://facebook.com/HumboldtToiyabeNF/.
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