Elko District Office
Bureau of Land Management
3900 East Idaho Street
Elko, NV 89801
The Owyhee Fire started, July 21 at 9:59 MDT, when a bird hit a powerline and caused sparks which ignited the dry grass. Firefighters were quickly on the scene of the fire which was burning less than a mile outside the town of Owyhee, NV.
On July 27 at 8 p.m. the fire was 100% contained.
|Current as of|
|Cause||Bird Hitting Powerline|
|Date of Origin||Saturday July 21st, 2018 approx. 09:00 AM|
|Location||In the town and to the east of the town of Owyhee|
|Incident Commander||Nevada Type 3 Team 2, Carrie Thaler|
|Coordinates||41.949 latitude, -116.098 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Brush (2 feet) Short Grass (1 foot)
Minimal fire behavior and smoldering.
Patrol exiting control lines, additional demobilization of resources.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping, and smoldering, primarily in interior islands. Persistent hot and dry weather continues.
Hot temperatures in the lower 90s along with drier and more unstable conditions will settle into the area over the weekend. Relative humidity will fall to critical levels each afternoon to around 10% each afternoon. Winds will be gusty at times from the west-northwest Friday but will remain below critical levels. Otherwise, light winds are expected Saturday and Sunday.