Numbers Fire

Update 07/13/2020
The Numbers Fire reached 100% containment at 18,380 acres.

View the Update on the Numbers Fire Investigation here
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Update 07/12/2020
The Numbers Fire is now 88 percent contained as of Saturday evening. Containment indicates that fire managers are confident the fire perimeter will not grow beyond the existing fireline. Smoke was visible yesterday as fire continues to consume interior islands of unburned vegetation. The final fire size is likely to remain at 18,342 acres, unless significant activity occurs. Of that total, 6,545 acres are on Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 5,833 acres are on Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and 5,964 acres are on private land.

Repair work continues on the fireline, including contingency firelines, that were constructed by dozers during the first days of the fire. The crews working high on the ridgeline, near the remaining section of uncontained fireline, have been camping nearby to eliminate travel to and from the main fire camp each day. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning- an indicator for weather conditions that may lead to extreme fire behavior and rapid growth- for the Sierra Front north of Minden today due to predicted strong winds combined with high temperatures and low relative humidity, Gusts on the ridges may reach 35 to 40 miles per hour. Temperatures will once again reach the mid-90s and relative humidity is likely to drop to single digits. These critical conditions are expected to continue through Monday.

 Although the fire is nearing full containment, fire vehicles and heavy equipment will still be in the area for several days. Please drive cautiously in the area, and limit use of Pinenut 2 and Blossom Canyon Roads to residents only.

Great Basin Incident Management Team 4 plans to transition the Numbers Fire back to the local units on Wednesday morning. Full containment is estimated by that time. Team 4 is grateful to the community and partners for the assistance and support.

***FINAL MORNING UPDATE***
This will be the final fire update for the Numbers Fire unless significant activity occurs. Please follow @NevadaFireInfo on Tiwtter and @BLMNevada on Facebook for additional photos and information. 
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Update 11:30 am 07/10/2020

The County is continuing to work with the Great Basin Team and we will provide updates as we get them, making sure our website stays current. To find more detailed information, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6833/

Gardnerville, NV- Fire behavior was minimal on the Numbers Fire on Thursday.  No additional growth was reported on the fire, and containment increased from 20% to 30%.  The visible fire activity occurred primarily on the southeast corner, high on the ridge of the mountain range.  Existing containment lines held despite gusty winds.  Fire crews were able to secure the section of fire perimeter high on the east slope of the mountain range where the fire burned through dense mahogany on steep slopes.  Atmospheric instability caused frequent and sometimes large dust whirls over the burned areas.

Winds will decrease today before growing stronger over the weekend.  Light cloud cover is expected, although temperatures will remain high and relative humidity could drop to 10%.  A high potential for fire growth remains as the warm and dry weather pattern persists over the area.  Fire officials will take advantage of the decreased winds today to secure as much fire perimeter as possible before the weekend.

Fire crews will continue to patrol and contain sections of the fire perimeter, looking for any remaining heat or embers.  Islands of unburned trees and brush inside the fire perimeter continue to burn.  While smoke may be visible for several days, these sections do not pose a risk for spread and will be allowed to burn out.  

Heavy equipment will begin rehabilitation of dozer lines where containment has been secured.  Firefighters are following direction from land management partners to ensure the protection of cultural resources and wildlife habitat.

The Team is working at the firecamp based at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.  Please be aware of increased fire traffic in these areas, especially during the morning and evening hours, and limit use of Pinenut 2 and Blossom Canyon Roads to residents only.  The fire crews are well supplied with food, water, and other necessities.

Contact Fire Information:  208.296.1233 or 2020.Numbers@firenet.gov

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Update 8:30 am 07/09/2020
The Numbers Fire is estimated to be 17,400 acres and 20% contained.

Structures Lost/Damage:
- 3 structures have been lost
- 37 outbuildings

All evacuations are lifted with the exception of Pinenut 2 Road East of Out Our Way.

For more information visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6833/
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Update 4:00 pm 07/08/2020

***HWY 395 is open, but will have a speed reduction to 45 mph***

The Numbers Fire is currently 20,000 acres
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Update 12:00 pm 07/08/2020
Hwy 395 is open and has been cleared by NDOT. It is now safe for patrons to travel. Previously the road had been closed due to safety precautions and guard rail damage from the Numbers Fire. The incident management team is asking those traveling on the highway to please be vigilant, travel at a safe speed, and be aware of fire fighters/equipment along the highway.

Updates will continue to be posted as they become available. Updated can be found here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6833/
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Update 7:30 am 7/8/2020

The #NumbersFire is currently 18,000 acres and 5% contained, burning 10 miles southeast of Gardnerville, NV. 
***Update: The evacuations fir Blue Bird, Lena Way and Out our Way area have been lifted. Residence only and access only via Fish Springs Road*** Pinenut 2 Road remains closed.

For more detailed information, click here.
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Update 3:30 pm 7/7/2020

MAP
A map of the fire can be found here. 

Numbers Fire Update Official Press Release #1
July 7, 2020

GARDNERVILLE, Nev., July 7, 2020
– The Numbers Fire is 0 percent contained and the fire is estimated to be at 10,000 acres. Multiple local, state and federal fire agencies are assisting and there are numerous fire apparatus and firefighters working on the scene. Equipment on scene includes Dozers, Handcrews and Aircraft. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. No injuries have been reported at this time.

Structures Lost/Damaged
• 1 structure has been lost
• 10 outbuildings

Evacuations
Reverse 911 notifications went out for most of the eastern part of the Valley and the Pine Nuts. Douglas County is asking residents to stay aware and to respond to Search and Rescue and the members of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office or Emergency personnel. Residents in the area should remain vigilant, aware of their surroundings, and have an evacuation plan.

Current Evacuations
UPDATE *****
 The recommended evacuations for the Bodie Flats and Pineview areas have been lifted on the #NumberFire Only residents are allowed to these areas. Please drive safe, watch for emergency vehicles and be ready for future instructions in an ever-changing situation.

• Pine View Estates
• Bodie Flat
• Out our Way Area
• Blue Bird, Lena Way

Evacuation Location Sites
Carson Valley Inn
Address: 1627 U.S. Hwy 395 N, Minden, NV 89423
Phone: (775) 782-9711
Holiday Inn Express (animals welcome)
Address: 1659 NV-88, Minden, NV 89423
Phone: (775) 782-7500

Douglas County Fairgrounds
Livestock and Domestic Pets
Pinenut Rd, Gardnerville, NV 89410

Douglas County Animal Shelter
Domestic Pets
Address: 921 Dump Rd, Gardnerville, NV 89410

Current Road Closures
395 closed at Riverview and SR208. HARD CLOSURE
Pinenut 2 Rd closed (Residents can come and go with valid ID)
(please stay clear of these roads)

Donations
The Fairgrounds are not currently taking donations at this time due to COVID. Donations can be taken to the Douglas County Community and Senior Center.
The County and East Fork Fire are currently accessing costs incurred by the fire and the possibility of a Fire Management Assistance Grant.

We will continue to post updates as they become available.
 
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Update 10:00 am July 7, 2020

The fire is still currently burning and is reported to be roughly 7,500 acres with 0% containment. 

All road closures are still in place. 
No evacuations have been lifted. 
NV Energy is currently working to restore power in the area. 

Structures 
1 structure has been lost 
10 outbuildings 

Smoke from the Numbers Fire has created a layer of smoke with reduced air quality around the Carson Valley this morning. Some improvement is expected by early afternoon as west winds (lighter then usual) pick up and better mixing occurs. But it will also depend on fire activity.
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Update 7/6/2020

The Numbers Fire is a fire burning in the Pine Nuts,  in the Pine View area of Gardnerville, NV.   The fire has reached over 2,500 acres. 

Reverse 911 notifications have gone out for most of the eastern part of the Valley and the Pine Nuts. We are asking residents to stay aware and to respond to Search and Rescue and the members of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

All media inquiries please contact Lisa McNee at 541-219-9180.

Current Evacuations

Pine View Estates
Bodie Flat
Out our Way Area 
Blue Bird, Lena Way

Evacuation Location Sites 

Carson Valley Inn
Address: 1627 U.S. Hwy 395 N, Minden, NV 89423
Phone: (775) 782-9711

Holiday Inn Express
Address: 1659 NV-88, Minden, NV 89423
Phone: (775) 782-7500

Douglas County Fairgrounds 

Livestock and Domestic Pets 
Pinenut Rd, Gardnerville, NV 89410

Current Road Closures 

395 closed at Riverview and SR208. HARD CLOSURE 
Pinenut closed at Arroyo (Residents can come and go with valid ID)
(please stay clear of these roads) 

We will continue to post updates as they become available. 

All media inquiries please contact Lisa McNee at 541-219-9180.