UPDATE: 7/19/14, 10:15 p.m.
Bridgeport, Calif. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) --According to Sierra Front, the Swauger Fire is 60% contained. Full containment is expected by Tuesday July 22th.
UPDATE: 7/18/14, 1:02 p.m.
Bridgeport, Calif. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Ignited by lightning strikes, fire-fighting crews are aggressively attacking the Swauger Fire located 10 miles north of Bridgeport, CA. The fire is on Humboldt –Toiyabe National Forest and is estimated to be at 100 acres, according to a press release Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center.
The fire started at approximately 12:35 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, 2014. There are currently 5 structures threatened and there have been no firefighter injuries reported. The fire is burning in timber and brush.
Approximately 200 personnel, 2 helicopters, 3 water tenders, 5 hand crews and 7 engines are dedicated to firefighting activities. Fire crews made significant progress on the fire yesterday putting in hose lays and fire line on both flanks of the fire. Suppression efforts this morning will focus on utilizing aircraft to contain the top ridge of the fire.
The Sierra Front Type III team, led by Incident Commander Stacy Saucedo, took over operations Friday morning, July 18th at 7 a.m.
The fire is approximately 20% contained with full containment projected for July 20, 2014. For more information, please contact Tia Rancourt, Sierra Front PIO at 775-813-8106.
BRIDGEPORT, Calif. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- A lightning strike has caused a wildfire southeast of Topaz Lake, ten miles north of Bridgeport.
According to Sierra Front, the Swauger Creek Fire has burned 100 acres, and is growing. Strong outwash winds and thunderstorms are hampering suppression efforts.
There are five structures being threatened by the fire, and there is no estimate on containment.
The fire is expected to move down slope Thursday evening. On Friday, the winds are forecasted to move the fire upslope in all directions into uninhabited continuous timber.