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China Jim Fire

Unit Information

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

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This incident is no longer being updated.

The China Jim fire will now be reported with the Goose Creek fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday July 28th, 2018 approx. 11:25 AM
Location13 miles southwest of Grouse Creek, Utah
Incident CommanderCook, Type 4 IC
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates41.527 latitude, -114.07 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel38
Size20,000 Acres
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Brush (2 feet)

Significant Events




Wind Driven Runs


Planned Actions

Provide for structure protection and public safety. Establish an anchor point and begin flanking the fire with direct line. Look for opportunities to place indirect lines and burnout to contain the fire.

Projected Incident Activity

The fire will continue to rapidly move to the east and southeast threatening 2 ranches located along the Grouse Creek Valley Road. The fire is also going to hit State Hwy 30. east of Montello and road closures are being implemented at this time.


The China Jim fire will now be reported with the Goose Creek Fire.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Extreme heat and low RHs coupled with twice the average fine fuel loading are contributing to high spread rates and extreme fire behavior.

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