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Strawberry Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 6/1/2017

Approximate Location

39.048 latitude, -114.306 longitude

Incident Overview

Great Basin National Park, NV— The Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive in Great Basin National Park opened at 6am on August 19, 2016. The Wheeler Peak Campground is scheduled to open at NOON on August 22, 2016

Weakened trees, loose and rolling material, undetected stump holes, and still-burning material from the recent fire activity can be pose a threat to public safety. The Strawberry Creek Road at the park boundary, and burned areas of Strawberry Canyon are closed until further notice. Park staff will continue to assess conditions and will reopen these areas when it is safe to do so. Visitors may see smoke within the fire perimeter as unburned islands of vegetation continue to smolder. Please see www.nps.gov/GRBA for updated information.

Baker Creek, Grey Cliffs and Lower Lehman Campground and the Lehman Caves Visitor Center are open. Cave tours and other special events will continue as planned.

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginMonday August 08th, 2016 approx. 12:30 PM
LocationThree miles northwest of Great Basin National Park visitor center, five miles west of Baker, Nevada.
Incident CommanderType 3 Team (Tye Mizer)
Incident DescriptionWildfire Five Miles West Of Baker, Nevada.

Current Situation

Total Personnel62
Size4,657 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber, brush and short grass. The primary carrier of the fire is white fir with a mix of pinion-juniper and sagebrush.

Significant Events

Minimal fire activity is being observed, with interior vegetation continuing to smolder. Closures remain in place for public safety.

Outlook

Planned Actions

CA BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response Team) is in place to assess fire effects and repair needs. Crews will continue to patrol the fire perimeter, and to repair fire lines constructed during the suppression efforts.

Projected Incident Activity

Remarks

The fire has burned onto three different jurisdiction boundaries, Great Basin National Park, White Pine County and BLM Ely District. Acres are as follows: National Park Service 2,805, BLM 1,783, and 69 White Pine County.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Dry air is in place and will remain in place through the weekend producing relative humidities in the single digits. A small chance of thunderstorms will continue through the entire forecast period with a minimal chance of wetting rain.

Unit Information

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Ely District Office
Bureau of Land Management
HC 33 Box 33500 Ely NV 89301-9408 Nevada
HC33 Box 33500
Ely, 32 89301

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