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Preacher Fire

Unit Information

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

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The Preacher fire is located in the Pine Nut Mountain Range about 4 miles southeast of the Lahontan Fish Hatchery in Douglas County, NV east of Highway 395.

The fire was started by lightning around 3:30 a.m. on July 24th. The fire is 5,333 acres and was burning in grass, brush and scattered Pinion Juniper and is now 100% contained.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday July 24th, 2017 approx. 03:30 AM
LocationSeven miles southeast of Gardnerville, NV
Incident CommanderBLM
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates38.854 latitude, -119.617 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel228
Size5,333 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Short Grass, Brush, and Timber

Significant Events

Minimal smoldering. No visible fire activity today.


Planned Actions

Patrol as needed. Some resources may remain to complete suppression repair not completed today.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire behavior is expected to be minimal. Continued smoldering of fuels in the interior.


Control of this fire will be returned to the local district at 0600, July 30, 2017.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

The weather is getting hotter and drier. Winds will increase in the afternoon. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Temperature will increase to above normal. A slight decrease in storm activity early next week, but will increase later in the week.