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Brown 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
Phone: 775-289-1842
Hours: M-F 8-2 SS 8-10

Map of the Brown Fire perimeter.Image options: [ Full Size ]

The approximately 8,268-acre Brown Fire, south and east of Lund, Nev. is 99-percent contained with full containment expected this evening (Tuesday, June 30). The fire was first reported shortly after 3 p.m., Wednesday. The cause is unknown.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday June 24th, 2020 approx. 03:00 PM
LocationUp to and south of the town of Lund, Nevada along Highway 318.
Incident CommanderJose Contreras, Type 4 IC
Incident DescriptionLund, Nevada
Coordinates38.833 latitude, -114.988 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel15
Size8,268 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained99%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday June 30th, 2020 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Grass, brush and timber

Significant Events

Minimal smoldering


Planned Actions

Monitor and patrol all fire established fire lines and put out any observable interior smokes.

Projected Incident Activity

Monitor and patrol all fire established fire lines


Monitoring status

Current Weather

Weather Concerns