Skip to main content

Twin Fire

Unit Information

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

BLM Shield

This incident is no longer being updated.

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

The 25,110-acre Twin Fire, about 30 miles west of Caliente, Nev., is 100-percent contained tonight (Tuesday, July 14). The fire was first reported at about 9:20 p.m., Thursday, June 25. The cause is unknown. This will be the final Twin Fire update.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday June 25th, 2020 approx. 09:15 PM
Location10 miles NE of Alamo, NV
Incident CommanderShinkle Type 4 IC
Incident DescriptionWest Of Caliente, Nevada/ Pahroc Summit Area
Coordinates37.516 latitude, -115.011 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel3
Size25,110 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Brush (2 feet)

Tall Grass (2.5 feet)

Chaparral (6 feet)

Significant Events

Minimal smoldering, creeping, isolated torching.


Planned Actions

Continue to monitor and patrol fire activity within the wilderness.

Projected Incident Activity

Isolated torching on the western edge of the perimeter. The west side of the incident will be

monitored for the next several days to ensure that growth stays within the wilderness boundaries and inaccessible terrain.


Split in acres non-wilderness 15714 acres and in wilderness 10067 acres. 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

Red flags for high winds and low RH's. Extreme heat.

Related Links