The R-C Fire Report for Aug. 31
August 31, 2017
Looking at the satellite imagery, the Slinkard fire has clearly doubled in size from the 3,000 acres last reported. Active burning appears to be approaching the Nevada state line along the hill.
Highway 395 is closed at Holbrook Junction all the way to Bridgeport, according to both the Nevada and California departments of transportation.
The fire claimed Liberty Utility power poles and structures, knocking out electricity to Topaz, Coleville and Walker until crews can get in and do repairs.
Northwest winds remained relatively light at 5 mph, gusting to 8 mph, through the night, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation weather station at Holbrook Junction.
According to the National Weather Service, firefighters have a few days with relatively calm winds before thunderstorms start firing up again.