Continued Air Quality Warnings, Long Valley Fire Nearly Contained

On Thursday, area health and emergency services authorizes issued continual warnings about air quality in the Reno-Sparks area.

Again today and through Friday, air quality is “unhealthy,” which means everyone can be affected. Those with heart/ lung disease and children and elders should stay indoors and everyone should avoid strenuous outdoor activities. Masks or N95 respirators are available throughout the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony.  (see below for specific departments)

As the Long Valley Fire winds down, our area is impacted by smoke from other fires.  The Long Valley Fire has not grown and is over 70 percent contained.

As we are still in the midst of wildfire season, please remember,  fire conditions can change without warning, and the situation remains dynamic. Residents living in or around the fire area should continue to monitor the situation for changes.

KOH AM radio 780 is our civil alert emergency radio. Tune in to get breaking news.

For more information, please contact RSIC Emergency Services Manager, David Hunkup at: dhunkup@rsic.org or phone (775) 997-3524.

The links below will take you to the up-to-date information on the Long Valley and other fires as well as road conditions and closures, plus air quality.

For more information:
Road Closures / Conditions
Wildfire Information
Air Quality Conditions

7/18/17 at 7 p.m.

 

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At 2:30 p.m., the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony’s Emergency Services distributed the following non-emergency alert due to regional wildfires and smoke:

Air quality is “unhealthy,” which means everyone can be affected. Those with heart/ lung disease and children and elders should stay indoors.

Everyone should avoid strenuous outdoor activities.

N95 respirators are available at the Reno-Sparks Tribal Health Center, Senior Center, Recreation and Administration, as well as the Hungry Valley Housing Department and  Recreation.

Clean air shelter with air conditioning is available at the RSTHC and the gyms in both Reno and Hungry Valley.

Use www.airnow.gov for the latest air quality conditions.

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The Long Valley Fire threat to HV has been reduced again, today.

At today’s  official briefing and planning meeting, it was announced:

•Evacuation advisory for Sutcliffe has been lifted.

•Nevada State Route 445 is open north of its intersection with Nevada State Route 446.

Please know, today’s strong winds and very low humidity could cause renewed fire behavior. The fire conditions could increase without warning, and the situation remains dynamic. Residents living in or around the fire area should continue to monitor the situation for changes.

Again, a red flag warning is in place until 8 p.m.

That means that the National Weather Service believes that conditions are ideal for wild land fire combustion, and rapid spread.

Our emergency responders will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with the area command posts. Please, stay alert.

KOH AM radio 780 is our civil alert emergency radio. Tune in to get breaking news.

For more information, please contact RSIC Emergency Services Manager, David Hunkup at: dhunkup@rsic.org or phone (775) 997-3524.

The links below will take you to the up-to-date information on the Long Valley and other fires as well as road conditions and closures.

For more information:
Road Closures / Conditions
Wildfire Information

7/18/17 at 4 p.m.

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At noon, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony’s Emergency Services distributed the following (sic) alert:

“This is an alert from the RSIC.  The Long Valley Fire is a minimal threat to HV. Our emergency responders will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with the area command posts. However, wildfire conditions can change rapidly and today is red flag warning day. Stay alert.”

7/17/17 12:08 p.m.

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At 10:30 p.m., the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony’s Emergency Services distributed the following (sic) alert:

“This is an alert from the RSIC.  Our emergency responders are monitoring the fire which can be seen from Hungry Valley. This fire is not a threat to HV. Crews will be working all night on this fire located on Tule Peak, north of HV.  The next planned fire update will be delivered at noon.

The next fire update will be delivered by Rapid alert, staff email and at www.rsic.org by noon on Monday, July 17.”

For up-to-date information on the Long Valley and other fires, please log onto: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5354/or for more information, please contact RSIC Emergency Services Manager, David Hunkup at: dhunkup@rsic.org or phone (775) 997-3524.

7/16/2017 @ 10:30 p.m.

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At 7 p.m., the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony’s Emergency Services distributed the following (sic) alert:

“The Long Valley fire is moving toward Pyramid Lake and likely will miss Hungry Valley.  Please remember, wildfire conditions can change rapidly.  Stay alert.  Our response team is monitoring the fire and communicating with the Long Valley Command Post.

The next fire update will be delivered by Rapid alert, staff email and at www.rsic.org by noon on Monday, July 17.

For up-to-date information on the Long Valley and other fires, please log onto: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5354/or for more information, please contact RSIC Emergency Services Manager, David Hunkup at: dhunkup@rsic.org or phone (775) 997-3524.

7/16/17 @7:22 p.m.