7:53 p.m. | July 9, 2020
The Bureau of Land Management has updated estimates for the Numbers Fire, burning south of Gardnerville. The agency says it has burned 18,300 acres and is just twenty percent contained.
Thursday, crews were flown to the upper ridgeline of the Pine Nut Mountains to try to limit fire spread over the ridge into Smith Valley. Helicopters supported crews by dropping water from buckets and delivering supplies.
The weather over the fire area will continue to be hot, dry and breezy. A pattern of high temperatures and low relative humidity is expected to continue for several days.