Chris Hanefeld, BLM fire information specialist said Friday's efforts by the 215 people assigned to the fire focused on mop-up and rehabilitation. The fire behavior is described as having hot spots and smoldering. Current fire fighting resources include four crews, one helicopter, six engines, one dozer and two water tenders.
Incident Commander John Kidd said, “We would like to thank Lincoln County High School for serving as our Incident Command Post, Spring Valley State Park for providing our helicopter base and BLM’s Color Country District Office for hosting our spike camp."
The wildfire is located in steep, rugged terrain on public land managed by the BLM’s Nevada’s Ely District Office and BLM Utah’s Color Country District Office as well as a small amount of private land in Utah. The fire was fueled by pinion-pine and juniper trees, sagebrush and grass.
Last Sunday, a heavy air tanker crashed in the Hamlin Valley Area of the fire. National Transportation Safety Board is conducting an investigation. (See related story)