Crews Make Progress on Three Large Fires in Eastern Nevada
Crews have made progress on three large fires that started last weekend in Eastern Nevada.
Crews are making progress on several lightning-sparked fires in northeast Nevada, including the Corta Fire south of Jiggs.
The 16,533 acre Corta Fire is currently 70% contained. Harrison Pass Road is now reopened to through traffic after being closed for most of the week. Officials are still warning drivers to avoid the Green Mountain Trailhead.
405 personnel from federal, state and private agencies are helping contain the fire.
The BLM says full containment for the Corta and Goose Fire is expected by August 12th.
The 7,209-acre Goose Fire is contained. It's about 25 miles east of Jackpot.
About 210 personnel are trying to contain this brush fire.
The BLM says the fire will threaten several ranches in the area and is currently less than one mile from the Idaho border. This fire is burning in steep terrain. Fire plans include continue containment efforts below the Idaho Border.
No injuries have been reported or structures damaged.
The Forest Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, and Elko County are assisting the Bureau of Land Management.
Meanwhile, the Shafter Fire 25 miles west of West Wendover, has been contained after burning 6,618-acres, the Elko Interagency Dispatch Center said. The cause of this fire remains unknown, but it did also start on Sunday.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
Update:— Bureau of Land Management- Nevada (@blmnv) August 6, 2019
Inciweb pages have been built for the following fires in Elko County.
Corta Fire: 8,014 acres, 5% containedhttps://t.co/MQM5vaJ6pj
Goose Fire: 6,698 acres, 5% containedhttps://t.co/f1GCTALtiB
Shafter Fire: 4,300 acres, 5% containedhttps://t.co/dGWfcshCZR#wildfire pic.twitter.com/BnaE8GliKU