NV-HTF-Slide


#1

State ID:NV
3 letter designator:HTF
Fire name:Slide
Location:East face of Slide Mountain, below East bowl road at Rock Lake. South of Reno west of Washoe Valley.
Reported acres: several
Rate of spread:Mod
Report on Conditions:see Alert Tahoe Cam and see what you think. McClellan looks straight at it
Structure threat:none
Resources:
Hazards: Reportly caused by motorized hang glider down.
Weather:relatively calm wind for this time of day
Radio channels:
Scanner link:
Webcam link:http://www.alertwildfire.org/tahoe/firecams.html
Agency Website:http://www.wildcad.net/WCNVSFC.htm


#2

Calfire Tanker 100 and 89 are flying this fire, along with 2 SEATs


#3

Video of the start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8HWQD3N0oE


#4

Saw a number of Cal Fire engines heading back West on I-80 about 2130 as I was heading east.
This mutual aid on the Sierra Front is standard especially if structures are threatened. With an east wind this might have cranked hard enough to spot into the Mt Rose Ski Resort.
Folks on the ground tell me that a combo of natural barriers and retardant did the trick. Ground access there is difficult and potentially dangerous.