Evans Fire 100% contained, consumes 633 acres

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Updated: 7/18 3:23 pm
UPDATE: 7/18/14, 2 p.m.
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Evans Fire is reported 100% contained and has consumed 633 acres as of 2 p.m. Friday according to Sierra Front.


UPDATE: 7/18/14, 8:00 a.m.
 

RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) --
Containment of the Evans Fire is still at 80%, according to Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center; full containment is expected by Friday night at 10 p.m.


UPDATE: 7/17/14, 3:30 p.m.
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Containment of the Evans Fire is now at 80% according to Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center; full containment is expected by Thursday night at 10 p.m., although delays are possible.

Crews report weather is favorable today, with light winds and a high relative humidity.



UPDATE: 7/17/14, 8:24 a.m.

RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center reports the Evans Fire is 30% contained.
All personnel are actively engaged, and weather Thursday is favorable with light winds and a high relative humidity, according to the Sierra Front website.

Crews are constructing line along both flanks of the fire and all forward progress of the fire has been stopped. Officials are expecting full containment by 10:00 p.m. on Thursday.


UPDATE: 7/17/14, 6:39 a.m.
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Evans Fire that has been burning near Hallelujah Junction since Tuesday evening is now close to 25 percent contained. Full containment of the fire is expected by Thursday at 11 p.m.

With the support of air tankers overhead, crews were able to stop the forward progress of this fire. The fire has burned about 633 acres, according to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center. Offficials say lightning sparked the fire, and the windy weather conditions caused it to spread quickly.

No structures are being threatened and no evacuations have been ordered.


UPDATE: 7/16/14, 4:15 p.m.
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center reports the Evans Fire is still sitting at 20% containment, but all forward progress of the fire has been stopped; full containment is expected Thursday at 11 p.m.



UPDATE: 7/16/14, 1:45 p.m.
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- According to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center website, the Evans Fire has consumed 700 acres and is now at 20% containment.

All personnel are actively engaged. The north and the east flanks of the fire have been secured and firefighters continue work on the west and the south flanks.

Aircraft is being used to help stop the forward progress of the fire, but progress of the fire is minimal.




UPDATE: 7/16/14, 8:18 a.m.

RENO, Nev. (Mynews4.com & KRNV) -- While the Evans Fire continues to burn, crews of over 140 personnel are actively engaged and constructing line along both flanks of the fire, according to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center website.

The north and the east flank of the fire have been secured. Firefighters continue work on the west and the south flanks. There are now four air tankers, three helicopters, and four engines working being used to help stop the forward progress of the fire and additional resources are being ordered.

No structures are being threatened at this time.


UPDATE: 7/16/14, 8:18 a.m.

RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Evans Fire near Bordertown along Highway 395 has now burned 400 acres and is 15% contained, according to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center website.

Over 100 personnel are currently manning the fire that started Tuesday evening with a lightning strike. Three air tankers, two helicopters, a dozer and three engines are working to contain the fire. Crews are actively engaged and constructing line along both flanks of the fire.

No structures are threatened at this time and additional resources are being ordered.



RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- A lightning strike has caused a brushfire along Highway 395, near Bordertown. As of last report, the fire is now over 350 acres, with only 10% containment.

According to Sierra Front, the Evans Fire started just before 5:45 p.m., just north of the bug station and one mile south of Hallelujah Junction. Three engines from different agencies are fighting the fire, with two air tankers and one helicopter assisting.

The fire started across two acres, but has steadily grown throughout Tuesday evening. The size will likely be increased when they can get a more accurate reading in the morning.

It is not threatening any structures, nor have there been any evacuations ordered.
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sierra11 - 7/17/2014 7:58 PM
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July 14th 2004 5:32 am. First calls and response to waterfall fire. Just a small plume of smoke. 11:34 am crews sit at the top of kings canyon arguing whether it is Carson City or Forestry jurisdiction. 11:50 am fire is the size of small back yard but still no crews at seen due to jurisdiction. 2:05 pm 94 degrees ambient, thermal's start to develop, winds in the Sierra's plus atmospheric conditions create 40 mph winds. 2:15 pm Fire blows up, FD looses two trucks jammed into dead end road due to flames. Numerous men escape with their lives. 2:31 pm homes are lost one after another. No Air Support was called in via preparation. 3:50 pm fire shifts south, business and house lost. July 15th fire shifts north and burns back across itself across Sierra's. 5:00 pm west side of Carson evacuated, fire threatens subdivisions that have been there 40 years. 8:35 pm to July 16th, fire now rages to Community College and into timber ridge housing development, burns down numerous houses. July 17th 2004, fire burns to deadhead in lake view estates. Someone tell me how the hell were the firefighters the hero's in this scenario?
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