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Dune Fire

Unit Information

Winnemucca District Office
Bureau of Land Management
5100 East Winnemucca Blvd
Winnemucca, NV 89445

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Incident Contact

Kyle Hendrix
Phone: 775-635-4054
Hours: M-F 9 am to 4:30 pm

The Dune Fire started Tuesday afternoon in the Slumbering Hills area, about 20 miles northwest of Winnemucca. Firefighters, engines and air resources battled the fire, which grew to 9,860 acres.. The fire was 100 percent contained at midnight, and was controlled at 4:45 p.m. today. The cause is under investigation. No lightning had been reported in the area for 48 hours before the fire started.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation.
Date of OriginTuesday August 08th, 2017 approx. 01:30 PM
LocationAbout 20 miles northwest of Winnemucca, Nev.
Incident CommanderRob Williams Type 3 IC
Coordinates41.115 latitude, -118.087 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel97
Size9,860 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday August 09th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Brush and short grass.


Projected Incident Activity

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Isolated thunderstorms are forecast for the next several days.