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July 3, 2012 1:15 p.m. Ironwood fire is 90% contained. News 4 reports http://www.mynews4.com/mostpopular/story/Ironwood-Fire-is-50-contained/dry6RBxk502RkA-w6YCc5Q.cspx
July 2, 2012 11:45 p.m. Much gratitude to the firemen. Prayers to keep all the residents safe. The winds have changed directions and the wild horses are downslope. Let’s hope the mustangs stay safe through the night. Thank YOU everyone for your prayers. Thank you Taylor James for contacting us and taking photos. Thank you News 4 and 8 for covering the story. Scared mustangs ripped from their homes and trapped in pens, with a fire across the dirt road . . . We hope they are OK from all the smoke exposure. The fire is not out yet.
July 2, 2012 Palomino Valley fire tonight. (Photo by Lynda Moyer from News 4 page)
News 4 Karen Griffin reports: http://www.mynews4.com
Kolo Channel 8 reports: http://ww2.kolotv.com
10:00 Tune into News 4 at 11 for coverage on the fire
9:32 Anne Novak spoke with someone who was in on the press conference and “per the Fire Chief the mustangs aren’t threatened anymore.”
News 4 reports: http://www.mynews4.com/news/local/story/Ironwood-Fire-burns-in-Palomino-Valley/dry6RBxk502RkA-w6YCc5Q.cspx
UPDATE: 9:28 pm According to Charles Moore with Truckee Meadows Fire, the Ironwood Fire started around 6:30pm and has burned 250-300 acres.The original call had the fire being at 20 X 30 feet, but quickly grew in the time it took for fire crews to arrive, which was between 20 and 30 minutes.No structures have been burned, but the fire burned around at least 12 structures and those 12 structures are still threatened.There are 60-70 firefighters on scene. The fire is burning in rugged terrain, most of the fire has been fought from the air.The Sheriff’s Department has been doing evacuations. Search and Rescue have been warning people and there have been no injuries so far.Firefighters have been called back because it’s too dark to fight the fire, but they will be attacking the fire at daybreak.The cause is still under investigation. Wind is not a big concern for tonight. Because of the fire burning in Caughlin Ranch earlier, crews were able to quickly attend to this fire.BLM stables were threatened for a time, but are not threatened anymore.The next press will be at 6:00am.
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) — A fire has started on the right side of Pyramid Highway in Palomino Valley. It’s being called the Ironwood Fire. Structures are threatened and deputies are on scene to help people evacuate, according to Washoe County’s North Sergeant.According to Nevada Highway Patrol, southbound on Pyramid Highway has been reopened, but northbound is still closed.News 4 has a crew on the way and will bring you more information as it becomes available.
Breaking News from Protect Mustangs
The fire started at about 7:00 p.m. across the road from Palomino Valley Center outside of Sparks Nevada. Photographer Taylor James was at the facility when the fire started and contacted us.
“The smoke was entering the pens,” reports Taylor James, photographer. “The mustangs were running back and forth in a panic–in the pens.”
7:00 p.m. Palomino Valley Fire July 2, 2012 Across the dirt road from the American mustang holding pens (Photo © Taylor James)
Wind blowing smoke into pen at 7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. PVC Fire Across Dirt Road from wild horses trapped in pens. Smoke entering pens July 2, 2012 (Photo © Taylor James)
Captured wild horses at beginning of fire. The fire is across a dirt road from the horses. The horses are downslope.
7:00 p.m. PVC Fire July 2, 2012 Mustangs in pen across from fire (Photo © Taylor James)
7:20 p.m. PVC Fire & Smoke July 2, 2012 (Photo © Taylor James)
PVC Fire July 2, 2012 From Highway (Photo © Taylor James)
Roadside entrance to Palomino Valley where wild horses are held in pens after being rounded up and processed.
7:35 p.m. PVC Fire July 2, 2012 Highway entrance to short term holding (Photo © Taylor James)
More photos coming.
All photos by Taylor James. Press may use photos crediting the photographer.
Taylor James’ Facebook page is here: http://www.facebook.com/UpCloseandPersonalPhotography?ref=ts
my god…to what extent are the horses endangered? what are the odds the smoke will go toward them? the devils in the blm should set them free.
Maybe they will let them go as G-D intended ===That would be great, If they get Hurt there will be legal Hell to Pay speaking w/ animal rescue sites and Green Peace . Its On=== The Lawsuit !
The BLM had better get their butts over there with those “water trucks”. those are the horses and babies that were just run off of Johnson. this makes my head hurt.
thanks for the update: Anne!
Standard wild fire safety procedures for livestock penned in the path of oncoming flames:
1) Physically evacuate the animals from the area by trailer
2) If evacuation is not possible, release the animals from their enclosures and let
them run at will.
The BLM needs to follow THESE ’emergency’ procedures!
Let those horses out of there–they are wild and will escape the fire and smoke. Or–BLM get those horses loaded into your big trailers and get them to safety. So totally tee-ed off at BLM–let’s see what “words” they use to explain this event–“non-capture related”?? Thanks for the news.