BLM: Containment Grows on Slinkard Fire West of Topaz Lake - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

BLM: Containment Grows on Slinkard Fire West of Topaz Lake

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Courtesy: Douglas County Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Douglas County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: BLM Courtesy: BLM

The Bureau of Land Management says containment continues to grow on the 8,925-acre Slinkard Fire. The fire west of Topaz Lake is now 93% contained.  

The lightning-sparked fire started last Tuesday, August 29 in Slinkard Valley. The fire is currently located on the west slope of Antelope Valley, west of Topaz Lake and eight miles north of Walker, California. It's burning in Douglas, Alpine and Mono Counties. 

The BLM says Highway 395 remains open with periodic closures due to possible fire activity. Highway 89 is closed over Monitor Pass. 

More than 320 personnel are working to fully contain the fire.

A temporary flight restriction has been put in place over the fire.

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