Update 2 | #PeavineFire | Nevada

Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest | Fire assets from the USDA Forest Service, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and the Reno Fire Department responded to a brush fire about five miles up Peavine Mountain on Saturday afternoon.

The fire was originally at 15-acres is now well into 30-acres destroyed.  Fire crews have reached a 15% containment status and are expected to remain overnight into Sunday morning.

Smoke is said to be expected to impact communities of Stead, Lemmon Valley, Sun Valley. Red Rock and Spanish Springs, which are north and northeast of the fire in Washoe County, Nevada.

The fire started from an unknown ignition and is currently under investigation.

Photo Credit | Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest




Current weather conditions are 39*F with winds from the north and gusts up to two-miles-per-hour.  There is a 10-mile visibility with conditions being fair and partially cloudy.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated at 2145 hours PST

NEW | #PeavineFire | Nevada

Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest | Firefighters from the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and Reno Fire Department responded to a 15-acre brush fire about five miles up the Peavine Mountain in Washoe County, Nevada.

It was said to be burning behind the Reno-Stead airport.

Photo Credit | TMFPD



This occurred on Saturday, February 1, 2020, around 1615 hours PST.

Six engines and three water tenders were immediately deployed to suppress the fire.

No threats to structures or lives, nor any injuries to firefighters were reported.

Photo Credit | Reno Fire Department



Photo Credit | Reno Firefighters




The cause is unknown and under investigation.

#RenoFire #TruckeeMeadowsFireProtectionDistrict #RenoFirefighters #PeavineFire #USFS #Nevada #PeavineMtn

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated at 1915 hours PST

2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS | United States of America


South Atlantic Fire Expo | 8/12 – 15 | Raleigh, NC | Website: southatlanticfirerescueexpo.com.

IAFC Fire Rescue Int’l | 8/26 – 8/29/15 | Atlanta, GA | Website:  IAFC.org | Phone: 703-537-4838.

Volunteer & Combination Fire Officer’s Symposium |8/26 – 8/29/15 | Atlanta GA | Website:  IAFC.org.

FAMA Technical Committee Meeting |8/27/15 | Atlanta, GA | Website:  fama.org | Phone: 781-334-291.

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Continuing Challenge HazMat Conference | 9/8 – 9/11 | Sacramento, CA | Website: hazmat.org | Phone: 916-433-168.

EMS World EXPO | 9/13 – 9/17/15 | Las Vegas, NV | Website: emsworldexpo.com.

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NFFF Memorial Weekend | 10/2 – 10/4/15 | Emmitsburg MD |

Fire Show Reno | 10/5 – 10/8/15 | Reno, NV | Website: fireshowreno.com | Phone: 800-632-7489.

Washington Fire Commissioners | 10/22 – 10/24 | Tulalip, WA | wfca.wa.gov (associate members).

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

NEVADA Search and Rescue Mission Over, Family Found Safely

Reno, Nevada – A Search and Rescue team member located the four children [ranged in ages 3-10] along with two adults in the frigid mountains of Nevada since Sunday, where they were taken to Pershing General Hospital.  They were listed in good condition.

Over 200 people including the Nevada Wing of the Civil Air Patrol with several planes in the sky searched for the missing family, over a 100-mile radius. The family had gone to Seven Troughs to play in the snow.

Great news considering things could have been much worse.

And, KUDOS to the Search teams for volunteering their time, dedication, commitment and devotion to saving others in this cold weather.  Your sacrifices are so much appreciated!

We hope the family will recover soon to enjoy their holidays and much needed rest.  Welcome Home.

(c) 2013 The NW Fire Blog