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Meadow Valley 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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Madow Valley Fire IR Map, July 9, 2020Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Stewart Canyon Fire, about 14 miles east of Alamo, Nev., has increased in size to approximately 12,700 acres. The lightning-ignited fire in the Delmar Range is burning to the northeast and away from the Delamar Mountains Wilderness. No private property or structures are threatened.

Aerial and ground resources are fully suppressing the fire with assistance from the Lincoln County Fire Protection District, Nevada Task Force, Forest Service and private contractors. 

The fire is 11-percent contained. Full containment is expected Sunday, July 26. Area residents and motorists on U.S. Highway 93 can expect to see smoke from the fire, which was first reported at about 12:20 p.m., Sunday, July 19.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday July 07th, 2020 approx. 06:30 PM
Location25 miles south of Caliente, Nevada in the Meadow Valley Wilderness
Incident CommanderOrr Type 4 IC
Incident Description25 Miles S Of Caliente, Nv.
Coordinates37.163 latitude, -114.61 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel23
Size59,265 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Fuels Involved

tall grass (2.5 feet), short grass (1 foot), and brush (2 feet)

Significant Events

Minimal creeping, smoldering, isolated torching.


Planned Actions

Patrol and monitor along the fire perimeter. Continue with line rehab on Kane Springs and Rainbow Canyon.

Projected Incident Activity

Low probability of fire movement due to suppression actions that have been completed over

the last three operational periods.


25,865 acres are on the Meadow Valley Wilderness and 33,396 on non-wilderness BLM land. 23,491 acres are on critical Desert Tortoise Habitat. All resources that were assigned at mid-shift were reassigned to the new start at Big Summit.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Continued low day time humidity and overnight recoveries over the fire area. Continued breezy daytime winds and high temperatures reaching approximately 100 degrees. Red Flag due to high winds and low RH's.

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