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Tungsten 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 Tungsten wildfire was ignited by lightning on 8/27/2017 at approximately 5:25 p.m. The fire is burning in brush and grass.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday August 27th, 2017 approx. 05:30 PM
Location60 miles NE of Fallon, NV
Incident CommanderJames White, as of 9/13, 1700
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates39.753 latitude, -117.71 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel73
Size16,755 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Dormant Brush, Hardwood Slash, Brush (2 feet), Short Grass (1 foot)

Significant Events

Minimal, creeping, smoldering


Planned Actions

Secure fireline; increase depth to fireline paying special attention to Pinyon & Juniper trees with heat adjacent to fireline. Plan to use bucket work to support hand crews in securing line/increasing depth to line. Rehab of dozer lines, in coordination with READs.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire is 100% contained as of 9/10/2017 @2100 @16,755. We do not anticipate significant fire activity or fire spread. We are in process of demobing resources appropriately, including T1 crews & aviation resources. We will continue to work crews with helicopter support for next 48 hours to add depth to the line and ensure fire secure, especially with hot/dry temperatures in forecast for Sunday, 9/10/2017.


The fire suppression efforts will primarily require aircraft and hand crews working in steep rocky terrain and cover long distances between work and supplies. Limited vehicle access, long hauls for replenishing supplies and equipment, long hauls from fire camp to the fire, supporting spike camp operations for fire personnel.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Thunder cells, lightning, storms/rain, and gusty winds moving through fire area causing strong, gusty downdrafts. Poor humidity recovery with night time thermal belt.