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Virgin Mountain

Unit Information

BLM Southern Nevada District Office
Bureau of Land Management
4701 North Torrey Pines
Las Vegas, NV 89130

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Virgin Mountain Fire is 85 percent contained. Full containment is expected September 30, 2020. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday September 21st, 2020 approx. 06:30 PM
LocationVirgin Mountain Instant Study Area, 15 miles south of Mesquite Nevada
Incident CommanderBrian Holmes
Coordinates36.607 latitude, -114.062 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel16
Size1,624 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

Short grass, mountain brush, timber

Significant Events

Minimal, Smoldering


Planned Actions

Continue mopping up the east flank of the fire and monitor the rest

Projected Incident Activity

Interior smoldering and creeping will continue due to the low overnight recoveries and the hot windy weather pattern

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Weather is expected to remain hot and dry with no relief. Winds are consistently at high speeds at fire elevation.