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PHOTOS: Whites Fire Draws 13 Aircraft, Threatens Structures

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According to the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Carson Ranger District:

A 60 acre fire is actively burning on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Carson Ranger District, near the Whites Creek Trailhead, south west of Reno. Eight structures in the Logan Meadows Area may be threatened.

Traffic is closed to Timberline Drive, except for local residents. There is no access to the Thomas Creek and Whites Creek Trailheads.

The fire is burning in grass, sagebrush, and timber. There is extreme fire activity and some spotting is occurring along the perimeter. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

There are a number of resources actively fighting the fire including three hand crews, eight engines, and two structure protection strike teams. 13 aircraft have actively worked on fire suppression efforts including scoopers, single engine air tankers (SEATS), heavy air tankers, and helicopters.

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Ty O'Neil
Ty O'Neil
Ty O’Neil is a lifelong student of anthropology with two degrees in the arts. He is far more at home in the tear gas filled streets of war torn countries than he is relaxing at home. He has found a place at This Is Reno as a photojournalist. He hopes to someday be a conflict photojournalist covering wars and natural disasters abroad.

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