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Cottonwood Valley Fire

Unit Information

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

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The Cottonwood Valley Fire is now 80 percent contained. The 373-acre fire is on BLM managed public land in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and full containment is anticipated June 21.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginMonday June 14th, 2021 approx. 11:00 AM
Location8 miles West of Las Vegas, Nevada
Incident CommanderBLM - Reynolds
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates35.999 latitude, -115.456 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel3
Size373 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Short Grass (1 foot)

Brush (2 feet)

Significant Events

Minimal, Smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Patrol and monitor fire perimeter.

Projected Incident Activity

Internal smoldering with potential for terrain driven runs on the West side of the fire in the upper elevations where access is limited.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Temperatures will return to more typical late June

warmth through Thursday. Another dry and gusty afternoon is expected

Tuesday, before a push of early season monsoon moisture brings chances for showers and thunderstorms to much of the region Tuesday

night through Wednesday, lingering into Thursday in Lincoln and Mohave counties. Dry lightning will be the main concern. Hotter and dry weather will return Friday through the weekend.