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Some closures remain in effect as fire crews work in the area.

RE-POSTED ON BEHALF OF SIERRA FRONT

Media contact: Brian Reublinger, (775) 772-3426, breublinger@fs.fed.us

Reno, Nevada. May 27, 2014. The Hunter Falls Fire burned 760 acres but is 100 percent contained. The blaze cost $1,123,000 to fight so far. The Hunter Falls Fire ignited the evening of Saturday, May 17. The local Type 4 fire organization from the Carson Ranger District, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest moves into their third operational day. Hotshot crews have been diligent in extinguishing remaining hot spots 100 ft. in from the fire’s perimeter.

Unburned vegetative material and smoldering logs still remain within the interior of the fire. Two Hot Shot crews remain on the fire to extinguish any areas still burning and to complete the rehab and mop-up process. Residents may still see smoke coming from the interior of the fire over Memorial Day weekend.

Firefighters are actively mopping up hot spots, removing hazard trees, clearing roads, and implementing rehabilitation measures. All of these actions will improve our forest visitor’s experience and the overall condition of the forest. Helicopters continue to transport personnel and equipment in and out of the fire.

Closure Order:

The updated Hunter Falls Closure Area is in effectThe entire Hunter Creek drainage, including the Hunter Creek Trail, Hunter Lake Road and the corridor between the Mt. Rose Wilderness Area will remain closedIt is still necessary to keep this area closed to ensure that all incident personnel can safely continue suppression efforts without compromising firefighter or public safety. The area north and west of the Mt. Rose Wilderness Area is open.

The fire is still under investigation. Fire investigators are continuing to gather evidence from within the burned area.

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