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S4 Fire

Unit Information

BLM Northern CA District
Bureau of Land Management
6640 Lockheed Dr.
Redding, CA 96002

BLM Shield

Incident Contact

Norcal BLM PAO
Phone: 530 260 0189

This lightning-caused fire is burning on public rangelands managed by the BLM-California Applegate Field Office and private lands in far northern Washoe County, Nev.  It is  burning in priority habitat for greater sage-grouse and threatening two ranches.   It is burning lands within the Massacre Rim Wilderness Study Area.  The fire burned about 50 acres of the the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday July 27th, 2020 approx. 01:00 PM
Location30 miles northeast of Cedarville, California in Washoe County, Nev.
Incident CommanderBLM Applegate Field Office; John Toomey, IC
Coordinates41.807 latitude, -119.673 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel69
Size1,802 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained70%
Estimated Containment DateMonday August 03rd, 2020 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Tall grass, tall brush (2 ft.) juniper

Significant Events

Fire behavior has been minimal.


Planned Actions

Continue reinforcing fire lines and mop up and begin suppression repair.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire behavior.


Fire burned priority habitat for greater sage-grouse. The fire burned 50 acres in the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. Access is difficult in steep, rocky terrain.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Warm and breezy through the week with low humidity.