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Approximate Location

41.172 latitude, -115.731 longitude

Incident Overview

The Coal Fire is 2,945 acres and 100 percent contained. The fire began 8/30/17 in the afternoon and is 25 miles north of Elko, Nevada.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday August 30th, 2017 approx. 08:45 PM
Location25 miles north of Elko, Nevada
Incident CommanderGoodson
Incident DescriptionWildfire

Current Situation

Total Personnel104
Size2,945 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Chaparral (6 feet)

Tall Grass (2.5 feet))

Significant Events



Planned Actions


Projected Incident Activity

Increased fire growth is unlikely.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Increasing to above normal daytime temperatures and decreasing relative


Unit Information

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Elko District Office
Bureau of Land Management
3900 East Idaho Street Elko NV 89801 Nevada
Elko, NV 89801

Incident Cooperators

  • Eureka County and Local
  • Nevada Division of Forestry
  • Private

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