The latest wildfire to break out in Nevada is located about nine miles south of Lund, NV, in the South Egan Wilderness.The fire was ignited at about 9:45 a.m., Saturday, June 30. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
As of 7:00 pm, Sunday, July 1, the blaze was about 15 percent contained will full containment expected by July 10.
The Paul Whitcome Type 2 Incident Management Team is scheduled to assume management of the approximately 7,136 acre Egan Fire, today, July 2. An estimated 321 people are fighting the fire, including support personnel. Three Single Engine Air Tankers (SEAT), one VLAT, four helicopters, eight engines, 12 hand crews,
five water tenders, and one bulldozer are battling the fire.
No structures are in imminent danger. The fire is burning in sage grouse habitat and deer and elk winter range just east of the South Egan Wilderness, in steep terrain, consuming sagebrush, grass, Pinion and Juniper. Firefighters are implementing a full-suppression strategy, using all available resources to protect life and property, and resources.
Area residents are encouraged to remain out of the fire area for public and firefighter safety.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District is being assisted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada Division of Forestry, and the White Pine Fire Protection District.
For more information, go to http://bit.ly/LPSK5K or contact Patti Bute, BLM Ely District fire information officer at (775) 289-1905 or firstname.lastname@example.org