Long Valley Fire burns hundreds of acres on Calif/NV line north of Reno

Long Valley Fire, August 25, 2019
The sun rises on the Long Valley Fire, August 25, 2019. Photo by Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District .

(UPDATED at 9:42 a.m. PDT August 25, 2019)

At 8:37 a.m. PDT August 25 the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District reported that the Long Valley Fire had been mapped at 2,438 acres and all evacuations had been lifted.

HERE is a link to a map of the fire produced Sunday morning.


(UPDATED at 7:03 a.m. PDT August 25, 2019)

As the sun was rising Sunday morning the camera at Fort Sage looking south to the Long Valley Fire did not show any significant columns of smoke. The fire is north of Reno, Nevada between Highway 395 and Red Rock Road. (see map below)

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The Long Valley Fire, looking south from the camera at Fort Sage at 6:38 a.m. PDT August 25, 2019.

The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District reported at 7:10 p.m. PDT Saturday that one primary structure and multiple outbuildings burned. At 8:38 p.m. PDT the District said the fire had burned about 1,500 acres and “at least 50 to 75 homes have been impacted” by the fire.

The closure of Red Rock Road was lifted by 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Electrical power may still be shut off in some areas.

At 12:31 a.m. Sunday the evacuation order was still in effect.

The video below shows a Very Large Air Tanker, a DC-10, making  a downhill retardant drop Saturday evening on the fire.


(Originally published at 6:49 p.m. PDT August 24, 2019)

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Long Valley Fire as seen from the camera at Fort Sage at 5:23 p.m PDT August 24, 2019.

The Long Valley Fire started Saturday afternoon north of Reno along Highway 395 about two miles south of the north end of Red Rock Road. Pushed by a strong wind it spread to the northeast toward Red Rock Road. The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District is working to keep the fire west of the road.

Evacuation orders have been issued for the Rancho Haven Community. The evacuation center is Cold Springs Middle School.

At 6:44 p.m. PDT the Bureau of Land Management estimated it had burned about 400 acres. The fire is under unified command with the BLM and the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District.

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Photo of the Long Valley Fire at 4:04 p.m. PDT August 24, 2019.

Based on Air Attack’s photo above, we transposed the perimeter to the map below.

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Map showing the APPROXIMATE location of the Long Valley Fire at 4:03 p.m. PDT August 24, 2019.

Below is a more recent photo than the one at the top of the article. This one was taken from Fort Sage at 6:35 p.m PDT August 24, 2019.

Long Valley Fire
Long Valley Fire as seen from the camera at Fort Sage at 6:35 p.m PDT August 24, 2019.
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This is an archived photo from Google Street View showing the area where the Long Valley Fire is burning along Highway 395. Looking northeast.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

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