UPDATE: The BLM in Winnemucca now says the reward for information leading to an arrest for starting the Martin Fire has increased.

The BLM is offering $5,000, while the Newmont Mine and Elko Land and Livestock is also offering $5,000. Snyder Plumbing of Winnemucca is offering $1,000, Humboldt County, $7,000 and the Stewart family of 96 Ranch is offering $10,000.  

The total offer is now up to $28,000.

Anyone with details is encouraged to contact Humboldt County Secret Witness at (775) 623-6969, BLM Law Enforcement at (775) 885-6117 or (775) 857-3511.


Original Story: The BLM in Winnemucca says the 435,569-acre Martin Fire in Humboldt and Elko Counties is now 100% contained.

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office and the BLM still need your help with information on the massive fire that was burning northeast, near Paradise Valley. 

They are looking for anyone may have been camping near Martin Creek or Martin Creek Canyon on the night of July 4th.

The BLM confirms that the fire was human caused and says they are offering a $2,000 reward for anyone with any information leading to an arrest of the person or people responsible for starting the fire.

In addition to the BLM reward, there are multiple groups offering rewards as well. Humboldt County is offering $7,000, Snyder Plumbing of Winnemucca is offering $1,000 and the Stewart family of 96 Ranch is offering $10,000.

If you have any information, call Humboldt County Secret Witness line at 775-623-6969, BLM’s Law Enforcement Tips Line at 775-885-6117 or BLM law enforcement at (775) 857-3511.

The fire remains under investigation. 

No structures have been lost and there are no evacuations in place at this time. 

They said the fire started at approximately 12:25 a.m. on July 5.

The BLM says there is a temporary flight restriction in the area. 

(The BLM, Winnemucca District contributed to this report).