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Schoolhouse Fire Fully Contained, April 5, 2018, 4:00 PM – Final Update

The Schoolhouse fire is now 100% contained.  A few resources will stay on scene this afternoon to finish mop-up operations.  Quick reactions by firefighters with support from a helicopter kept the fire from reaching nearby structures.  The final size of the fire was a half-acre.

The fire started yesterday approximately 1 mile southwest of the community of Tres Piedras on the Tres Piedras Ranger District of the Carson National Forest. Due to windy conditions and the close proximity of the fire to structures in and around Tres Piedras, a helicopter was called in for water drops which stopped forward progress.

This fire was human caused and is under investigation. Visitors are reminded to be aware of conditions around them, and their activities, and take care not to cause the spark that could ignite a wildfire. Use ashtrays to dispose of smoking materials. Secure tow chains so they do not drag on asphalt. Do not park vehicles over dry grass. Do not weld outdoors or build campfires on windy days.  Make sure your campfires are dead out and never leave a campfire unattended for any reason for any length of time.