Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431
Erica Hupp, Public Affairs Staff Officer
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fire Information Line
Hours: Daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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Sierra Front Incident Management Team 1 will be transferring command to a local IC 4 at 0600 Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.
Suppression repair and Hazardous Tree Mitigation to be wrapped up by the end of this weekend. A Wildland Fire Module will maintain confinement strategy in the in the Mokelumne Wilderness Area for the foreseeable future.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 04th, 2021 approx. 04:00 PM|
|Location||16 Miles south of Gardnerville, NV|
|Incident Commander||Scott Stephenson, IC Tom Raw, Deputy IC|
|Incident Description||This incident continues to be managed with a full suppression strategy, however steep inaccessible terrain in Division Alpha necessitates a suppression strategy of confinement.|
|Coordinates||38.628 latitude, -119.857 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||82%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday August 31st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Chaparral (6 feet)
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Divs K & O - Keep fire south of China Spring and west of Highway 395. Keep fire south of Highway 88 and east of Blue Lake Road. Continue right sizing organization. Div K, O and Q in patrol status.
Divs A- Keep fire north of Highway 89 (Monitor pass) and Hwy 4. Continue right sizing organization.
Hazard tree mitigation in Markleeville and Pleasant Valley areas completed. Hazard mitigation on Hot Springs road and Indian Creek campground continues.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Minimal fire behavior. Minimal risk of ember cast from Caldor Fire due to SW-W winds. Widespread haze and smoke. Temperatures 47-49. West to southwest winds 5-15 mph, gusts 20-25 mph. Relative humidity 49%.
24 hours: Minimal fire behavior. Widespread smoke and haze, sunny. Temperatures 73-83. Winds SW 5-15 mph, gusts 20-25 mph. Relative humidity 16% Haines 5.
Steep rugged terrain in Division Alpha necessitates a suppression strategy of confinement. Perimeter in Division Alpha represents 18% of the total fire perimeter. The remaining perimeter (82%) has been contained.
Dry conditions remain in place with more typical southwest afternoon breezes each day. No chances for rain. Warming trend. Smoke and haze may continue for rest of week.
Observed: Widespread haze and smoke in morning. Sunny. Temperatures 72-82. Relative humidity 18%. Winds upslope 3-7 mph becoming SW 9-15 mph. Gusts 20-25 mph in afternoon into the evening. Haines 4.
Forecast: Tonight widespread haze and smoke, clearing. Temps 47-49. Maximum humidity 49%. West to southwest winds 5-15 mph becoming downslope 3-6 mph after 2300. Gusts 20-25 mph. Tomorrow widespread haze and smoke. Sunny. Upslope winds 3-7 mph becoming SW 7-15 mph in afternoon. Gusts 20-25 mph are possible from 1500 to 2000.