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Voltaire Fire

Unit Information

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431

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Aerial Photo Voltaire Fire June 13Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Voltaire Fire istarted on the Carson Ranger District in Voltaire Canyon above the Fandango Casino in Carson City, Nevada. U.S. Forest Service and Carson City Fire Department are in unified command.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman Caused
Date of OriginTuesday June 12th, 2018 approx. 08:00 PM
Location1 mile west of Carson City
Incident CommanderScott Stephenson, Sierra Front Incident Management Team 1
Coordinates39.14 latitude, -119.783 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel164
Size517 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Short grass (1 feet), Brush (2 feet)

Burning in cheatgrass and sage brush.

Significant Events

Voluntary Evacuations lifted June 13, 2018 at approximately 4:00 p.m.


Planned Actions

Demob resources

Projected Incident Activity

No movement predicted if the incident can hold with the wind.


Fire started on Forest Service HTF lands and burning onto BIA and Private lands.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Temperatures in the forecast area will trend to seasonal norms with ventilation improving from poor to excellent. Winds will still be active in the next 2 days with normal to good RH recoveries. Temperatures are forecasted to decrease through the weekend.