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Long Valley Fire


Smokey Haze in the area
There has been some concern over the smokey haze which has moved into the Pyramid Lake and Doyle California area. This is from a fire burning near Mariposa California called the Detwiler Fire. The... more


Approximate Location

40.073 latitude, -120.145 longitude

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Long Valley Fire Update

July 19, 2017 2000

Acres Burned: 83,733

Containment: 71%

Fire Started: July 11, 2017

Cause: Under Investigation

Engines: 37

Helicopters: 6

Dozers: 10

Water Tenders: 14


Total Resources: 676

Doyle, CA, July 19, 2017 – Firefighters worked around the clock securing the containment lines around the fire. Today the focus is on extinguishing hot spots, patrolling the fire perimeter and beginning suppression repair. The spike camp at Sutcliffe will be closed at the end of shift today.

This evening will be the last night for night shift and all resources will transition to day operational period.

Suppression repair for the fire will begin on the southeast flank and work northwest working congruently with the Resource Advisors. The focus remains in protecting habitat for the Sage Grouse, Mule Deer, Carson Wandering Skipper butterfly, and the cultural resources in the fire area.

Some unburned islands of vegetation continue to smolder and smoke may be visible from within the burn area. Fire crews are monitoring the fire area.

Please continue to watch for fire vehicles travelling around in the area as crews finish the job of extinguishing the fire and working on suppression repair.

From today on, there will be one update per day.

Contact: Fire Information (831) 265-4193

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginTuesday July 11th, 2017 approx. 01:30 PM
LocationAbout two miles north of Doyle, California. About 50 miles north of Reno, Nevada.
Incident CommanderBureau of Land Management
Incident DescriptionWildfire Burning Grass And Sagebrush.

Current Situation

Total Personnel676
Size83,733 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained71%
Estimated Containment DateSunday July 23rd, 2017 approx. 06:00 AM
Fuels Involved

grass and sagebrush

Significant Events

Fire showed minimal activity today with some smoldering and isolated torching in interior islands.


Planned Actions

Fire fighters will continue strengthening and improving control lines, and mop up where needed. Fire suppression repair operations will begin with direction from resource advisers. The Pyramid Lake spike camp will be closed at 0600 July 20, 2017.

Projected Incident Activity

The is no further growth or movement of the fire anticipated.


Priority was given to protect cattle grazing areas on the NE side of the fire.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A seasonal weather pattern will prevail over the region for the next few days, with afternoon W/NW Zephyr winds gusting to 25 mph. A very dry air mass is keeping night time RH low and day time temperatures in the 90s.

Unit Information

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Northern California District
Bureau of Land Management
6640 Lockheed Dr
Redding, CA, CA 96002

Incident Contacts

Long Valley Fire Information
Phone: 831 265 4193
Hours: M-F 7 am to 10 pm
NorCal PAO
Phone: 530 252 5332
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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