The Martin Fire has grown to 680 square miles, or 435,369 square acres, and is now 65% contained. There are still 572 people battling the flames, along with mopping up the area. This human-caused fire has a perimeter of 292 miles. There are rewards being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person, or persons, responsible for the fire. The BLM is offering $2000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals involved with the fire. These individuals are also putting forth a reward, separate from BLM: Snyder Plumbing of Winnemucca is offering $1000, and the Stewart family of 96 Ranch is offering $10,000.
Crews working on the east zone of the fire will continue to monitor and patrol the fires edge, looking for hot spots. The west zone will see Hot Shot crews working to neutralize smoke from an aspen grove. Great care is being taken by firefighters walking the edges of the fire to ensure that no hotspot is left to reignite the blaze. An Unmanned Aircraft System named “Silent Falcon” will be deployed with an infrared camera to scan for heat sources.
The Wilson Campground and Reservoir on Highway 226 will remain closed to the public and the temporary flight restrictions over the Martin Fire area will continue.
Anyone with information about this fire or individuals who may be responsible, please contact BLM law enforcement at 775-857-3511.
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Information contained in this article was provided by BLM and Inciweb.