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Red Cow Fire

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Approximate Location

41.409 latitude, -116.435 longitude

Incident Overview

Active fire burns down slope during the Red Cow Fire

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Fire crews continue mop-up and rehab operations today. Dozer line rehab will include disbursement of native grass seed. Smoldering and flare-ups could continue within the interior of the fire for several weeks. The fire will remain patrolled until it is determined to be 100 percent controlled. Resources will begin demobilization today.

Basic Information

Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSaturday August 17th, 2013 approx. 12:00 PM
Location10 miles NW of Tuscarora, Nev.
Incident CommanderTyler Hecht

Current Situation

Total Personnel12
Size16,193 acres
Percent Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Brush, grass, sage, scattered timber

Fire Behavior

No fire activity

Significant Events

Controlled interior torching in aspen groves


Planned Actions

Fire containment; transition to ICT4

Growth Potential


Terrain Difficulty


Current Weather

Wind Conditions8 mph S
Temperature78 degrees

Unit Information

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Elko District
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Land Management
3900 East Idaho Street
Elko, Nevada, NV 89801

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