White Rock Fire 90 percent contained

Two lightning-caused wildfires are being allowed to burn in the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest, Arizona, July 5, 2016 | Stock photo, St. George News

PANACA, Nev. – The 6,251-acre White Rock Fire located along the Nevada-Utah border is 90 percent as of Friday.  Type 3 Incident Commander Billy Panagopoulos will assume command of the fire starting June 9.

Friday’s efforts by the 215 people assigned to the fire will focus on mop-up and rehabilitation of the fireline. Current suppression resources include four crews, one helicopter, six engines, one dozer and two water tenders.

“We would like to thank Lincoln County High School for serving as our Incident Command Post, Spring Valley State Park for providing our helicopter base and BLM’s Color Country District Office for hosting our spike camp,” said Incident Commander John Kidd.

This will be the final update from Kidd’s Type 2 Incident Management Team.

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