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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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Bishop Fire PIO Map August 8, 2020Image options: [ Full Size ]

Update:  The Ely District BLM assumed command of the Bishop Fire on August 10, 2020 at 7:00 AM.

The fire is in Rainbow Canyon, about 10 miles southwest of Caliente, Nevada. Internal hot spots may produce smokes but are no threat to the containment of the fire.

The human-caused fire was 100-percent contained on Saturday, August 8.

It's possible that residents of southeastern Nevada may see smoke from the fire if interior pockets continue to burn. The fire was first reported at about 12:20 PM Wednesday, July 29.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday July 29th, 2020 approx. 12:15 PM
Location10.5 Miles southwest of Caliente, Nevada.
Incident CommanderEly District BLM
Incident DescriptionWildfire, 10.5 miles south of Caliente, NV
Coordinates37.362 latitude, -114.604 longitude

Current Situation

Size13,008 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory), brush (2 feet), short grass (1 foot)

Significant Events

Fire activity was minimal. Some interior islands may continue to smolder.


Planned Actions

Crews will continue monitoring the fire.

Projected Incident Activity

Local crews will continue monitoring the fire.


The Ely District BLM assumed command of the Bishop Fire on August 10, 2020 at 0700.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

High temperatures with critically low relative humidity means the fire may internally smolder for some time.