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Monarch Fire

Unit Information

Carson City District Office
Bureau of Land Management
5665 Mogan Mill Road
Carson City, NV 89701

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June 28, 2020
The Monarch Fire is 97 percent contained and the fire is 2,324 acres. Despite strong winds in the area, minimal fire activity was reported last night and mop up efforts are underway and suppression repair efforts have also begun. The Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) will begin demobilization activities and return the incident to the local unit tomorrow, June 29, 2020. Critical fire weather will continue through late afternoon today and the Red Flag Warning expires at 11 p.m. No closures are in place and no injuries have been reported. The fire was reported at 12:41 p.m. on June 24, 2020 and is believed to have been caused by lightning. Yesterday, the IMT began sharing resources with agencies’ initial attack on several new fire starts in the region and will continue to release resources as they become available so they may respond to other incidents throughout the region.

Responding agencies included Bureau of Land Management, Central Lyon County Fire Protection District, East Fork Fire Protection District, Lyon County Fire Protection District, Nevada Division of Forestry, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, North Lyon County Fire Protection District, Reno Fire Department, Story County Fire Protection District, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and the U.S. Forest Service. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown-suspected Lightening
Date of OriginWednesday June 24th, 2020 approx. 12:41 PM
Location3 miles south of Sierra Spirit Ranch
Incident CommanderScott Stephenson
Coordinates38.878 latitude, -119.563 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel98
Size2,324 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained97%
Fuels Involved

Pinion, Juniper and grass

Significant Events

Minimal fire activity.


Planned Actions

Continue direct suppression, complete line. Mopping up, to include total suppression.

Projected Incident Activity

24 hours: Mopping up, to include total suppression.

48 hours: 100% suppression


June 28, 2020 - No closures are in place and no injuries have been reported.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Possible thunderstorms and high winds