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Sunday, November 23, 2014
Fire Department

Northern Nevada Wildfires

These photos tell the story of the courage and dedication Clark County firefighters have to the fire service.

Three wildfires - the Elburz, Suzie and Sneekee - burned in Northern Nevada in 2006. The fires, caused by lightning, started on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, and collectively burned more than 65,000 acres before containment on Friday, June 30, 2006.

Clark County units were diverted to the Suzie Fire on June 27. It was the largest of the three at 45,000 acres. The Elburz destroyed more than 10,000 acres; and the Sneekee burned more than 5,000 acres. Clark County firefighters spent the night on a 7 engine strike team protecting the Adobe Heights subdivision located near the fires. Below are a few pictures from these events as well as statistical information about each fire.

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 Photos taken at the onset of deployment:      
             
           
       
 Photos taken during the deployment mission:      
             
             
             
             
             

The map below is provided by the USDA Forest Service and shows three of the 14 active fires (red and orange areas) in Northern Nevada as of June 28, 2006 at 7 a.m.

USDA Forest Service website information on the fires: 

Report for Elburz as of Jun 27, 2006 (Wildland Fire Incident)
Area: 10,000 acres (999900% increase from yesterday)
Location: Elko county, NV - 17 miles East of Elko, NV
Cause: Lightning
Team Type: 3
Team Leader: Al Case
Containment: 60.0% Contained
Expected Containment: Jun 28, 2006
Fuels: Sage And Grass

Report for Suzie as of Jun 27, 2006 (Wildland Fire Incident)
Area: 45,000 acres (13% increase from yesterday)
Location: Elko county, NV - 3 miles Northeast of Carlin Nevada
Cause: Lightning
Team Type: 3
Team Leader: Shane McDonald
Containment: 0.0% Contained
Expected Containment: Jun 30, 2006
Fuels: Sage And Grass.

Report for Sneekee as of Jun 27, 2006 (Wildland Fire Incident)
Area: 5,000 acres (233% increase from yesterday)
Location: Elko county, NV - 20 mi SSW of Spring Creek
Cause: Lightning
Team Type: 3
Team Leader: Rorick Padgat
Containment: 0.0% Contained
Fuels: Pinion/jumiper Is The Major Fuel Type With Scattered Grass.