Courtesy photo An aerial view shows the Line Fire that started July 29 near Barclay in eastern Lincoln County. The blaze was expected to have been fully contained by Aug. 3.

Courtesy photo
An aerial view shows the Line Fire that started July 29 near Barclay in eastern Lincoln County. The blaze was expected to have been fully contained by Aug. 3.

Heavy smoke once again last weekend blanketed Lincoln County, fairly thick for a couple of days, then a lighter, lingering haze thereafter.

The Bureau of Land Management office in Ely reported it was from a fire five miles south of Barclay, near the Nevada-Utah border, or 18 miles southeast of Caliente.

The lightning-ignited fire, which was first reported at about 2:15 p.m., Friday, July 29, was burning in pinion-juniper, brush and grasses. There was no threat to private property. Full containment of the blaze was expected by this past Wednesday.

Firefighters are implementing a full-suppression strategy, using all available assets to protect life and property, and resources. Firefighter and public safety are the top priority.

After reaching about 832 acres, resources eventually involved 149 firefighters, four Type 2 hand crews; two Helicopters; five Engines; one bulldozer; two water tenders; three Single Engine Air Tankers and two Heavy air Tankers.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District credits the Murray Fire Department, Sparks Fire Department, Storey County Fire Protection District, Utah County Fire Department, Weber Fire District, Nevada Division of Forestry, Forest Service and private contractors for their assistance.