LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Bison Fire Map 2013 expanded overnight as the Pinenut Creek, Nevada wildfire spread. The Bison Fire began on July 4, 2013. Officials issued mandatory evacuations orders last night as structural protection efforts grew.
The Bison Fire is located in Douglas County, Nevada. The fire is now at one thousand three hundred acres, officials tell news. But with two hundred personnel on scene, Incident Commanders believe that full containment will be reached by Sunday.
The fire prompted on Thursday evacuation orders for two homes in the Pinenut Creek Area. The fire which began at 3:30 PM yesterday was caused by lighting. Today the fire is currently “burning BLM public lands, Native American allotment lands, and some private land about five miles SE of Gardnerville (east of U.S. Highway 395)”, officials indicate in a news statement today.
They also indicate that “Firefighters are engaged in structure protection of about 20 residences as well as constructing headlines to contain the fire to the Pinenut Creek area where some evacuations are in effect.” They add “The fire is currently operating under a unified command between the East Fork Fire Protection District and BLM (Carson City District). The Sierra Front Type III Incident Management Team (IC Paul Washam) are scheduled to assume management of the incident Saturday morning (7/6).” For the latest fire map updates click HERE. For other fire updates, click HERE.