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Bravo 17 Fire

Unit Information

Carson City District Office
Bureau of Land Management
5665 Mogan Mill Road Cason City NV 89701 Nevada
Carson City, NV 89701

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The Bravo 17 Fire was reported on July 12, 2017, at 6:28 p.m.

It started on Navel Air Station property and moved onto USDI-Bureau of Land Management Land. Command of the east side of the fire is located at Cold Springs Station, Nevada. The Great Basin Team 3 accepted management of the fire on July 13. It is located 25 miles east of Fallon in the Fairview Peak vicinity. Fuels are mostly cheat and other grasses with occasional sagebrush, rabbitbrush, greasewood and pinion-juniper stands.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday July 12th, 2017 approx. 06:28 AM
Location25 miles east of Fallon
Incident CommanderTaiga S. Rohrer
Coordinates39.176 latitude, -118.14 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel62
Size22,964 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained45%
Fuels Involved

Short grass (1 foot), brush (2 feet), and closed timber litter. Due to lack of measurable precipitation, grasses (cheatgrass and other annuals) are fully cured and with the wet winter and spring are dense and continuous. Sagebrush and rabbit brush are 100% cured. Pinion juniper stands are available and will burn and spot at a half mile minimum .

Significant Events

Minimal creeping and smoldering. Fire is largely inactive, some backing in short grass and brush on military side Northern portion of the west flank around to he North. Fire continues at a low rate of spread. Little additional spread is anticipated.


Planned Actions

Monitor fire, continue burnout operations from Earthquake Fault Road to the west to Labou Flat and along Hwy. 50.

Projected Incident Activity

12 Hours: Fire will continue on the military side--backing, flanking to the west, south, and north.

24 Hours: Fire will continue on the military side--backing, flanking to the west, south, and north.


Percent containment reflects entire fire-military side (west) which is mostly not being actively suppressed due to unexploded ordinance (UXO). Containment is 90% on BLM side of the fire. Please note (BOX #43) date of containment is a forecasted containment date. Due to unexplored ordinance, firefighters could not actively suppress fire on DOD jurisdiction. Fire should be mostly contained on the BLM side on 7/17. Potential for fire growth outside of DOD jurisdiction will be contained by black line and natural fuel breaks.

Suppression efforts by the IMT are limited to only BLM lands adjacent to US Navy Fallon NAS property. All air operations must be approved by NAS prior to mission implementation. Fallon NAS is managing the portion of the fire on DOD jurisdiction. Objectives for the fire are full suppression on all BLM lands adjacent to the US Navy's Fallon NAS.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Temperatures in the 90's and RH's in the single digits to low teens and predicted Red Flag warning for Monday due to high winds with gusts up to 35 mph from the southwest. Fire weather watch for Tuesday for gusty winds up to 30 mph and RH 8 to 13%.