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Photographer Timothy Montgomery captures "Wildfire in the Pine Nut Mountain Range Near Smith Valley, Nevada : September 19th, 2023"

Wildfire in the Pine Nut Mountain Range Near Smith Valley, Nevada : September 19th, 2023

Smith Valley, Nevada ~ September 19th, 2023

Don Zirbel, retired fire professional, wrote on social media Easter Sierra Fire & Ice before 7p.m.: “Vegetation fire in the Pinenut Mountains, Smith Valley side…arriving units report the fire is halfway up, burning in pinion/juniper, slightly wind driven. Sierra Front Dispatch notified; additional resources enroute. Numerous lightning strikes recorded in the area this afternoon…”

Updates:

  • “Bucket helo on scene, dropping water.
  • 7:05p.m.Two helos are currently working the fire.
  • 7:20pm – A Type 2 handcrew from North Lake Tahoe FD is enroute.
  • 8:55pm – Resources will remain on the fire through the night; updates as they are available.”

The following pictures are from Photographer Timothy Montgomery: