Crews Quickly Contain Quarter-Acre Mott Fire In Autumn Hills Area

Staff Reports · 1 min read

MINDEN, Nev. — East Fork Fire Protection crews responded to a quarter-acre, lightning-sparked vegetation fire near Autumn Hills Road and Jeannie Lane in the foothills as a thunderstorm passed over the Valley Thursday evening.

First report of the fire came in shortly after 5:30 p.m. and responding crews halted forward progress on the fire within approximately half an hour of arrival.

East Fork responded with a first alarm assignment including additional resources from neighboring jurisdictions as well as federal agencies, according to East Fork Battalion Chief Larry Goss.

Goss said structure protection was put in place as well as direct attack on the flaming front to stop the progression towards homes. Aircraft were initially ordered but cancelled due to the quick action of the first in company.

A unified Command was established between East Fork and the United States Forest Service.

A total of five engines, two water tenders, four command officers, and a hand crew worked together  to fire suppress and overhaul the fire.

Assisting East Fork Fire Protection District resources were Tahoe Douglas Fire District and the Humboldt-Toiyabe Unit of the Forest Service.

Additional resources from Lyon County and the Tahoe National Forest were cancelled prior to arrival.


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