UPDATE 8:25 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28: According to InciWeb, the lightning-caused R-8 Pinecone Fire is 100 percent contained as of Friday morning. The fire burned 567 acres. The reduction in acreage is due to better mapping.
The fire started about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 about 9 miles west of Ravendale and burned high desert brush and grasses and timber on BLM-managed public lands
UPDATE 8:50 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27: The R-8 Pinecone Fire is now mapped at 612 acres and is 80 percent contained Thursday morning, according to InciWeb.
Fire activity was minimal over the night of Aug. 26. The reduction in acreage is due to more accurate mapping. Planned actions include improving containment lines, mopping up and patrolling.
Crews are tackling a lightning-caused fire, dubbed the R-8 Pinecone, about 9 miles west of Ravendale.
The fire started about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 and by Wednesday morning, Aug. 26, was reported at 1,000 acres, and, according to InciWeb, forward fire spread has been stopped.
This fire is burning high desert brush and grasses and timber on BLM-managed public lands about 9 miles west of Ravendale. The fire threatens habitat for greater sage-grouse. No structures are threatened. The fire was initially referenced as R-8. It is now called R-8 Pinecone.
InciWeb reported moderate fire growth to the north and east.
**This article was changed with updates to the fire’s location and the fire’s spread.