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2023 Humboldt-Toiyabe Prescribed Fire

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1200 Franklin Way 
1200 Franklin Way 

Incident Contacts

Andrew Mitchell
Phone: 702-659-0731
Hours: M-F 8am - 4:30pm
Erica Hupp
Phone: 775-771-4777
Hours: M-F 8am - 4:30pm

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Possible burn locations include: Potosi Pass Roughly 100 acres of pile burning is planned in the Mt. Potosi area near mile marker 20 on Nevada State Route 160, one mile south of Mountain Springs, Nevada. Coal Springs/Lovell Summit Roughly 300 acres of pile burning is planned along the Forest Service Road 45536 (Lovell Summit Road) between Lovell and Trout Canyons. Clark Canyon Nearly… Read more
Announcement - 2023-01-31


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As part of Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s hazardous fuels reduction efforts, crews will conduct prescribed fire across pre-planned locations across the forest as weather and fuel conditions permit. Prescribed fire is a proactive tool for several purposes, including reducing hazardous fuels, which decreases the threat of high-intensity, high-severity wildfires.

It also reduces the risk of insect and disease outbreaks, recycles nutrients that increase soil productivity, and improves wildlife habitat. The actual days of ignition for prescribed burning will depend on several factors, including appropriate humidity levels, wind speed and direction, temperature, and fuel moisture. Burns only occur on days when weather conditions exist for good smoke dispersal.

Residents and visitors are asked to avoid areas where prescribed burns are being conducted. Smoke may be visible, but these fires are all carefully monitored, and local fire departments are aware of prescribed fire activity. Get updates on prescribed burns on the Forest's Facebook and Twitter pages:

Humboldt-Toiyabe NF Facebook:
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For a list of prescribed fire projects currently planned for 2023 (to be implemented as local weather and fuel conditions allow), please go to the Planned Project List.
To learn more about the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's prescribed fire program, please visit

An ArcGIS StoryMap that explains how prescribed fire is good for the National Forest System land can be viewed at



























Basic Information
Current as of Tue, 01/31/2023 - 17:46
Incident Type Prescribed Fire
Location Planned projects in the Carson and Bridgeport Ranger Districts and on the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Incident Commander Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Incident Description Multiple prescribed fire projects on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Coordinates 39° 31' 25'' Latitude
-119° 46'
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Percent of Perimeter Contained 0%