21 Aug 2009, 11:26pm
by admin

Hoyt Fire

Location: 45 Miles NE of Fallon, Churchill Co., NV
Specific Location: New Pass Range, Lat 39° 49´ 16″ Long 117° 33´ 33″

Date of Origin: 08/20/2009
Cause: Under Investigation

Situation as of 08/24/2009 5:00 pm
Personnel: 3
Size: 10,685 acres
Percent contained: 100%


Situation as of 08/23/2009 5:00 pm
Personnel: 194
Size: 10,670 acres
Percent contained: 85%

Costs to Date: $1,160,000

Precipitation fell over fire area.


Situation as of 08/21/2009 noon
Personnel: 187
Size: 6,585 acres
Percent contained: 5%

The Hoyt Fire is burning on BLM-administered land in the northeastern portion of the Clan Alpine Mountains in Chruchill County, Nevada. This is about 70 miles northeast of the city of Fallon. The fire is burning in pinyon pine-juniper trees, sagebrush and grass.

Fatality: A single engine air tanker (SEAT) crashed on the Hoyt Fire on Thursday, August 20, at approximately 3:30 p.m. Pilot Dave Jamsa was flown by helicopter to medical facilities in Lovelock, Nevada, were he was pronounced dead. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration in on-scene conducting an investigation.

Suwyn’s Type II Incident Management Team will take over management of the fire at 1800 on Friday, August 21.

22 Aug 2009, 1:46pm
by Billie

It’s not ‘Lockwood’ where the pilot was taken. It was ‘Lovelock, NV’

Reply: Thank you. Correction made.



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