UPDATE: 7/30/14, 1:15 p.m.
SIERRAVILLE, Calif. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- According to a press release from the Truckee Fire Protection District, the fires on the Sierra Crest are currently being managed by the US Forest Service.
The progress of each fire is as follows:
- Tinker's Fire has consumed nearly a quarter of an acre and there is no word on containment.
- Silver Fire has consumed half of an acre and there is no word on containment.
The Sierraville Ranger District is also working on two other incidents in the area:
- Harding Fire has consumed roughly 45 acres with suppression efforts being taken.
- Elephant Fire has consumed approximately 25 acres with a dozer line around the fire and suppression efforts being taken.
For track the progress of these fires, visit the Truckee Fire Protection District website by clicking here.
SIERRAVILLE, Calif. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Tahoe National Forestry District is battling two brushfires in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
According to Sierra County officials, a lightning strike is the probable cause of a brushfire in an unpopulated area of Sierra County. The fire, being called the Harding Incident, is burning about 53 miles west of Reno and 1.5 miles north of Sierraville.
It has burned approximately three acres. Grass Valley Fire is assisting with the suppression efforts. As of now, there are no structures being threatened and no evacuations ordered.
The second fire is located just south of Donner Memorial State Park. Called the Tinker Incident, it has burned approximately a quarter of an acre.
Officials said these fires are small, but highly visible to the Reno area.