Mountain View Fire Update
Walker Ca, November 18, 2020 – Mountain View fire which caused the Evacuation of Walker California later Tuesday continues to burn and threaten eastern California communities.
Current Situation: Yesterday, the Mountain View Fire exhibited extreme wildland fire behavior with wind
driven runs, flanking and torching. Today, rain and snow have been reported above 5,000 feet elevation,
which has slowed fire growth. The fire is being managed by a Type 3 Incident Management Team.
The goal of wildland fire crews today is to remain focused on protection of the communities of Walker,
Coleville, and Topaz as well as the Camp Antelope Native American community. Crews will try to keep the fire east of U.S. Hwy 395, south of Risue Canyon, west of Desert Creek and north of Mill Canyon Road.
Evacuations / Closures:
Evacuation Orders are in effect for approximately 800 residents. An area closure and
restrictions are in effect.
Evacuation Center: Shelter assistance and a Temporary Evacuation Point has been established at:
Carson Valley Inn
1627 U.S. Hwy 395 N
Minden, NV 89423
U.S. Hwy 395 N is closed from Bridgeport to Nevada State Route 208. Evacuations, area closure and restrictions are in effect.
High winds as part of a front are expected in the vicinity of the fire. Rain and snow is expected above 5,000 feet elevation.
Fire image courtesy of InciWeb Mountain View fire