Spring Peak Fire now 14,300 acres, 39% contained

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Updated: 8/21/2013 3:45 pm
MINERAL COUNTY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The Spring Peak Fire is approximately 14,300 acres with an increased containment of 39 percent. The fire is approximately two miles from Bodie State Historic Park.

The park remains closed to the public due to heavy fire traffic. Drivers having to travel on the roadways near the fire area are asked to use extra caution as crews and apparatus are actively working.

Firefighting crews will continue to focus on keeping the fire out of Bodie State Park and the historic town site of Aurora. 

Residents are urged to take precautions to avoid health problems related to the smoky conditions caused by the fire. Examples of precautions include: limiting outdoor activities and remain in an air-conditioned environment if possible; if you do not have an air conditioner and if smoke is likely to get inside your house, leave the area until the smoke is completely gone; avoid activities that put extra demand on your lungs and heart; contact your medical provider if you are concerned or your health gets worse. Smoke may worsen symptoms for people who have heart or lung disease, or other pre-existing respiratory conditions such as respiratory allergies, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). When smoke levels are high enough, even healthy people may experience some of these symptoms.

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