Marked progress on Bison Fire

The Bison Fire is expected to be contained by Monday.
The Bison Fire is expected to be contained by Monday.

from Lisa Ross, BLM

Update: Sunday Morning.

Great Basin Management Type II Team, operating under Incident Commander Mike Whalen, reports fire fighters made progress overnight even though the fire was active.  The fire is now 30-percent contained with full containment projected for Monday.

Should the fire move further east, contingency plans remain in place for positioning of both air and ground resources.

No injuries have been reported and no structures have been lost.

Pine Nut Road remains closed to non-residents at the intersection of Out-R-Way.  A voluntary evacuation notice remains in effect for about 20 structures in the area.

Due to the complex nature of this fire, the Great Basin Type II Incident Management Team (Whalen) arrived at the Incident Command Post at the Douglas County Fairgrounds and assumed management of the fire Sunday morning at 6:00 a.m.

Fire information will continue to be updated at,, and on the Sierra Front Wildfire Cooperators and Douglas County’s pages on Facebook.  A fire information phone line is also being staffed from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 775-782-1428.

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