Firefighters make progress toward containment on Canyon Fire near Topaz Ranch Estates
Carson City District Office
For Release: August 23, 2019
Contact: Lisa Ross (775) 885-6107, firstname.lastname@example.org Cell - (775) 304-8850
Date Started: Wednesday, 8/21/2019
Cause: Target shooting
Total Personnel: 150Injuries/Illnesses to Date: 0
Size: 441 acres
Structures Threatened: 0
Percent Contained: 58 %
Resources: 2 Helicopters, 5 Engines; 4 Crews; 1 Water Tender
Structures Lost: 0
Estimated Containment: 8/24/2019
Carson City, Nev. – The Canyon Fire started at approximately 1:45 p.m., on Wednesday, August 21. The fire is burning approximately 30 miles southeast of Carson City, NV. The cause of the fire is target shooting.
The fire is burning in Pinon Juniper with sage and grass understory. Air and ground units are actively engaged in fire suppression activities. Fire fighter crewsmade good progress yesterday and continue to build line around the perimeter of the fire for increased containment.
Firefighter safety is the number one priority and fire behavior changes will be monitored as warming temperatures and lower humidity are expected. The weather today is mostly sunny, with a high in the mid 90’s and a low around 59, with wind speeds 5 to 10 mph.For further information call Lisa Ross at 775-304-8850. You can also get information at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6538/