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Taft 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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Incident Contact

Chris Hanefeld
Email: chanefel@blm.gov
Phone: 775-289-1842
Hours: M-F 8-6 SS 9-5

Aerial resources map the Taft Fire at 1,400-plus acres.Image options: [ Full Size ]

Taft Fire is on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's Ely Ranger District in Spring Valley, about 30 miles northeast of Ely, Nevada. The fire transitioned to a type 4 team and firefighters remain on scene. No more updates will be provided as of May 20, 2020.


Total: 1,118 acres: 636 acres on Forest Service/482 acres BLM lands
 

The lightning-ignited fire was first reported at about 5:25 p.m., Sunday, May 10.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSunday May 10th, 2020 approx. 05:30 PM
LocationSpring Valley, approx. 30 miles northeast of Ely, Nev.
Incident CommanderJoe Sedlacek
Incident Description1,118 Acres: 636 Acres On Forest Service/482 Acres Blm Lands
Coordinates39.34 latitude, -114.53 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel187
Size1,118 Acres
Estimated Containment DateTuesday May 26th, 2020 approx. 08:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Mountain Mahogany, pine and sub-alpine pine, and sagebrush

Significant Events

Taft fire transitioned to a type 4 team and firefighters remain on scene. No more updates will be provided as of May 20, 2020.