Fire Held To One Acre Near Holbrook

Courtesy of East Fork Fire Protection · 1 min read

East Fork Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vegetation fire behind the Holbrook Trailer park shortly after noon on Saturday.

The fire was burning along the road adjacent to the rear of the park. Several trailers, a corral with horses, and power lines were initially threatened.

Quick work by initial responding companies stopped the fire’s spread at just under one acre. Units from the Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe Unit were requested for mutual aid to assist East Fork in the fight.

A total of five brush engines, two water tenders, and two command officers remained on scene for over three hours ensuring the fire did not escape containment.

The cause is under investigation. As a reminder, any spark can start a fire. The increased grass growth followed by hot and dry conditions has added to the fire danger this year. As we have seen with other fires in the region, there has been an increase in starts that have been incredibly fast moving and dangerous.

East Fork would like to ask that the community refrains from participating in activities that could cause a spark in the wildland areas. We also encourage residents to have a plan to get out safe should they be near a wildland fire.

For your safety, please stay out of wildland fire areas and allow our members to work without distractions.

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