ELKO – Fire officials provided a final update Friday on the Martin Fire, which is 95 percent contained after burning 435,569 acres in Humboldt and Elko counties.
“An infrared flight mission over the fire area last night showed no heat sources,” said the report. “Demobilization of resources are underway with personnel and equipment being routed to new incidents or their home units.”
The Wilson Campground and Reservoir were being reopened to the public Friday as the reservoir is no longer needed for the Super Scooper planes to draw water from.
A satellite image provided by NASA shows the extent of the damage across a wide swath of northern Nevada.
The only other Nevada fire that is not fully contained is the Hogan Fire 25 miles southeast of Wells. It was listed Friday at 80 percent contained after burning 10,842 acres.
Thunderstorms that were predicted to reach into the region this week have remained south of Elko County. However, all of northeastern Nevada is under a fire weather watch Sunday due to the threat of dry thunderstorms and gusty winds.
“Dry lightning may create new fire starts and combine with strong outflow winds to produce rapid fire growth,” cautioned the National Weather Service.