Homes threatened in wildfire burning in Douglas County off of Pine Nut Road
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 07/04/2013 - 3:46pm
UPDATE 8:21PM The Bison Fire has grown to 1300 acres, said Douglas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Pat Brooks. No structures have been damaged. No injuries reported. Additional resources have been ordered to assist, however due to other fires in the region and the 4th of July festivities, firefighting resources have been stretched thin.
UPDATE 7:51PM: The Bison Fire burning in the Pine Nut Mountains Thursday night in southeast Douglas County has swelled to 800 acres, according to Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch.
UPDATE 7:10PM: Firefighters continue to battle a growing wildfire in the Pine Nut Mountains Thursday night in southeast Douglas County that has forced the evacuation of about 20 homes, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office reports.
The 300-plus acre Bison Fire is burning at a rapid rate, and firefighting efforts are in a unified command with East Fork Fire and Paramedic districts and Bureau of Land management said Douglas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Pat Brooks. No damage to structures or injuries have been reported.
Fighting the fire are: 22 engines, 2 air tankers, 3 helicopters, 3 Dozers, 3 water tenders and 120 firefighters.
A wildfire is burning off of Pine Nut Road in the Buffalo Canyon area in Douglas County, Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch reports. Structures are threatened in this fire, which is reported to be 300-plus acres and growing rapidly.
The fire threatens about 20 homes east of Fish Springs, Sierra Front reports.
Two airtankers, one helicopter, four engines and ground crews are on the fire with more responding, reported to Sierra Front Thursday at 3:27 p.m. Go here for updates from Sierra Front. Go here for the latest from the Record-Courier and here for photos of the fire on the KOLO Facebook page. See the news release from Douglas County Sheriff's Office below.
Meanwhile the Tarnahan fire burning southeast of Carson City is 10 percent contained, Sierra Front reports. No structures are threatened in that fire, which began Wednesday night and sent a plume of smoke seen for miles.
Both fires are believed to have been caused by lightning strikes.