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Wilson Creek 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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Incident Contact

Chris Hanefeld
Phone: 775-289-1842
Hours: M-F 9-5p SS 10-2p

Infrared Imagery Map, June 6, 2021Image options: [ Full Size ]

 The 1,608-acre Wilson Creek Fire on Mt. Wilson, about 15 miles northeast of Pioche, is 100-percent contained. BLM firefighters will patrol the burn area for the next few days. The lightning-ignited fire was first reported Thursday morning, May 20. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday May 20th, 2021 approx. 10:30 AM
Location15 miles northeast of Pioche, Nev.
Incident CommanderRobert Washburn, Type 3 IC
Coordinates38.25 latitude, -114.381 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel28
Size1,608 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday June 08th, 2021 approx. 08:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory), dormant brush, hardwood slash, and brush

Significant Events

Minimal creeping and smoldering.


Planned Actions

Patrol status for the next couple of days with two local engines.

Projected Incident Activity

Low potential for movement is expected for the next 12 hours due to ongoing suppression efforts by the crews and air support.


Acres burned by ownership as of 6/3/21: BLM: 1,443 acres, Private: 163 acres.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Critical fire weather conditions will continue through Wednesday with gusty south to southwest winds and critical RH values expected. The strongest winds are expected on Wednesday afternoon and early evening, especially to the north of west of I-15 and expected to increase to 25 to 35 mph gusting 35 to 50 mph.