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Chin Creek Fire

Unit Information

Ely District Office
Bureau of Land Management
HC 33 Box 33500 Ely NV 89301-9408 Nevada
Ely, NV 89301

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The 356-acre Chin Creek Fire, 60-plus miles northeast of Ely, Nev., is 100-percent contained tonight. Firefighters will continue to monitor and patrol the fire area. Firefighter and public safety is the top priority.

Currently staffing the fire are one helicopter, the Nevada Task Force and a Type 2 Initial Attack hand crew.

The Bureau of Land Management has been fully suppressing the fire, burning in grass, brush and pinion-juniper, since it was first reported Saturday, Aug. 4. The cause of the fire is unknown. Assisting the BLM have been the White Pine County Fire Protection District, Nevada Division of Forestry, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Forest Service and private contractors.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday August 04th, 2018 approx. 03:30 PM
LocationNorth Spring Valley, 60-plus miles northeast of Ely, Nevada
Incident CommanderRobert Dockery / Type 4 IC
Coordinates40.025 latitude, -114.439 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel47
Size356 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory), brush (2 feet) and short grass (1 foot)

Significant Events

Fire is creeping and smoldering with little to no growth. Continuing to heat spots within the interior from unburnt fuels.


Planned Actions

Monitor and patrol with two engines while maintaining firefighter and public safety as the highest priority until the incident is controlled.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire creeping and smoldering with little growth. Continuing to find heat spots within the interior from unburnt fuels.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and dry conditions expected through next week. Gusty winds to 30-35 mph tomorrow in Zone 467, which has prompted a Red Flag Warning for the zone on Saturday. Dry with possible wet thunderstorms will spread into central Nevada over the weekend. Coverage will expand into northern Nevada by Monday. Lightning can cause new fires from any thunderstorms due to excessive dry fuels.

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