Preacher Fire evacuations lifted |

Preacher Fire evacuations lifted

Staff Reports
Smoke from the Preacher Fire and a cloud blend over the Pine Nuts.
Nancy Raven

Pine Nut residents, who evacuated as a result of the 4,651-acre Preacher Fire, were allowed back into their neighborhoods 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Pinenut Roads No. 1 and 2 will are closed to the general public.

Douglas County commissioners signed a disaster declaration on Tuesday due to the Preacher Fire.

The fire started as a result of lightning early Monday morning. The Fire is being managed by Sierra Front Type 3 Incident Management Team with support from East Fork Fire Protection District and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

The declaration was done based on the current potential threat the fire brings to structures and the community. The declaration has been submitted to the State of Nevada and will start the process to request additional resources required to more effectively respond to an emergency.

“The safety and well-being of Douglas County remains our priority while we continue to try and stabilize this fire,” said County Manager, Larry Werner. “Douglas County is being proactive by initiating this declaration by securing our access any additional resources or recovery we may need.” said Larry Werner, County Manager.