Published August 1, 2016
NIXON, NEVADA — Fire crews remain on the scene to extinguish hot spots and to protect homes in the Sutcliffe area and the reservation from further damage. Although no structures are threatened on the reservation, active operations continue at Pyramid Lake to fight the Tule Fire and other fires in Virginia Mountains Complex.
Pyramid Lake remains closed to boating, recreation, camping and all beaches are closed to the public while firefighting operations continue. Tribal permits will not be issued until further notice; the public is advised to stay away from the lake and to not come out to look at the disaster.
All State highways on the reservation have been reopened, and only local traffic is permitted in the Sutcliffe area. Residents have been allowed to check in on their homes and property but ongoing disaster crews remain on the scene to prevent further damage. The power remains out in Sutcliffe, as a result the water and sewer systems in the community are also out of service. The power is estimated to be out in Sutcliffe for possibly the next 3 days, the Tribe continues to work with NV Energy and local agencies to restore all services as soon as possible.
All visitors to Pyramid Lake and anyone not involved with the firefighting or the recovery effort is advised to STAY AWAY from the area. The Tribe will provide additional updates and information as they become available.
For the latest updates, follow the Tribe on Twitter at www.twitter.com/plpt and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pyramidlakepaiutetribe. For emergencies call 9-1-1.
This BBSNews article originally appeared on Native News Online.