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Elk Fire

Unit Information

Elko District Office
Bureau of Land Management
3900 East Idaho Street
Elko, NV 89801

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Incident Contact

District BLM
Phone: 775 753 0347
Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This is a map showing the Elk Fire Perimeter on the landscape 8-21.Image options: [ Full Size ]

 The 927-acre Elk Fire was started by lightning and reported August 19 at 11:17 a.m. It burned approx. 14 miles southwest of Jackpot, Nevada. Several residences were threatened. It is 100% contained.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday August 19th, 2020 approx. 11:15 AM
Location14 miles southwest of Jackpot, Nevada
Incident CommanderMcNeil
Coordinates41.909 latitude, -114.914 longitude

Current Situation

Size927 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateThursday August 27th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Brush, short grass and timber

Significant Events

Minimal, creeping and smoldering,


Projected Incident Activity

Forward spread has been halted.