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Twin 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 9-5 SS 10-2

Twin Fire perimeter map, June 29Image options: [ Full Size ]

The 25,781-acre Twin Fire, about 30 miles west of Caliente, Nev., is 70-percent contained with full containment expected Saturday, July 11. The fire was first reported at about 9:20 p.m., Thursday, June 25. The cause is unknown.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginThursday June 25th, 2020 approx. 09:15 PM
Location10 miles NE of Alamo, NV
Incident CommanderRobert Washburn Type 3 IC
Incident DescriptionWest Of Caliente, Nevada/ Pahroc Summit Area
Coordinates37.516 latitude, -115.011 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel63
Size25,781 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained70%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday July 11th, 2020 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Brush (2 feet)

Tall Grass (2.5 feet)

Chaparral (6 feet)

Significant Events

Moderate group torching, uphill runs, backing

Outlook

Planned Actions

Short duration runs anticipated within the existing perimeter engine personnel will continue securing and mopping up northeast, east and southeast portions of the perimeter. The west side of the incident within the wilderness will be monitored for the next several days to ensure that growth stays within the wilderness boundaries and inaccessible terrain.

Projected Incident Activity

Short duration runs anticipated within the existing perimeter. The west side of the incident within the wilderness will be monitored for the next several days to ensure that growth stays within the wilderness boundaries and inaccessible terrain.

Remarks

Split in acres non-wilderness 15714 acres and in wilderness 10067 acres. Transitioning to a ICT4 on 7/4/2020 at the beginning of shift. We will be monitoring the incident activity within the wilderness until fire activity subsides or is eliminated. IR Flights along with aerial and ground observation should be able to address these conditions.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Sunny, south winds 10-20 mph with gusts to 25 in the pm.