Monday, July 2, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Fire next to wild horse holding facility near Reno ~ Prayers needed

Protect Mustangs

We are posting updates here
10:00 Tune into News 4 at 11 for coverage on the fire
9:32 Anne Novak spoke with someone who was in on the press conference and “per the Fire Chief the mustangs aren’t threatened anymore.”
News 4 reports:
UPDATE: 9:28pmAccording to Charles Moore with Truckee Meadows Fire, the Ironwood Fire started around 6:30pm and has burned 250-300 acres.The original call had the fire being at 20 X 30 feet, but quickly grew in the time it took for fire crews to arrive, which was between 20 and 30 minutes.No structures have been burned, but the fire burned around at least 12 structures and those 12 structures are still threatened.There are 60-70 firefighters on scene. The fire is burning in rugged terrain, most of the fire has been fought from the air.The Sheriff’s Department has been doing evacuations. Search and Rescue have been warning people and there have been no injuries so far.Firefighters have been called back because it’s too dark to fight the fire, but they will be attacking the fire at daybreak. The cause is still under investigation. Wind is not a big concern for tonight. Because of the fire burning in Caughlin Ranch earlier, crews were able to quickly attend to this fire.
BLM stables were threatened for a time, but are not threatened anymore.
The next press will be at 6:00am.
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & — A fire has started on the right side of Pyramid Highway in Palomino Valley. It’s being called the Ironwood Fire. Structures are threatened and deputies are on scene to help people evacuate, according to Washoe County’s North Sergeant.According to Nevada Highway Patrol, southbound on Pyramid Highway has been reopened, but northbound is still closed.News 4 has a crew on the way and will bring you more information as it becomes available.
The fire started at about 7:00 p.m. across the road from Palomino Valley Center outside of Sparks Nevada. Photographer Taylor James was at the facility when the fire started. 

Wind blowing smoke into pen at 7:00 p.m.

Captured wild horses at beginning of fire. The fire is across a dirt road from the horses. The horses are downslope.

More photos coming.
All photos by Taylor James. Press may use photos.

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