Firefighters holding line in Burbank fire |

Firefighters holding line in Burbank fire

Staff Reports

Firefighters are holding the Burbank fire to 1,062 acres and have a line a quarter of the way around it.

Both the size and number of personnel fighting the fire haven’t changed in the last 24 hours, but the chance of precipitation has increased.

Fire managers estimate they will have the fire contained by Saturday, according to the National Interagency Coordination Center report prepared at 6:30 a.m. today.

On Monday, the fire crept and smoldered with some short runs prompted by afternoon winds.

Helicopters continued to dump water around the fire to keep it from spreading into those area inaccessible by ground crews.

High winds of 10-20 mph today will hamper firefighters’ efforts, but predicted precipitation from a storm rolling into Western Nevada today could finish firefighters’ work for them on Wednesday.

While homes remain threatened by the fire, a fuel break built by the BLM between most structures and Burbank Canyon where the fire is burning, has been important in reducing the threat to homes, according to Sierra Front Interagency Dispatcher Helen Frazier.

Only two structures, both abandoned mining shacks, have been lost in the fire. Earlier reports that two firefighters were injured in the fire were incorrect.