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Wildcat

Unit Information

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431

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Incident Contact

Colin Dunn/ Rich Martinez
Email: htnffireinfo@gmail.com
Phone: 775-453-0040
Hours: 0800-2000

 Fire is located 40 miles northwest of Wells, NV. Wildcat Fire is burning in brush and grass. Fire behavior has moderated and observed behavior is minimal with creeping and smoldering. Crews are continuing with mop up and suppression repair.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUndetermined
Date of OriginWednesday July 13th, 2022 approx. 06:45 PM
Location40 miles NW of Wells, NV
Incident CommanderJeremiah Braun
Incident DescriptionFire is near the Jarbidge Wilderness. Some structures threatened including an old Forest Service Guard Station (Wildcat).
Coordinates41.646 latitude, -115.294 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel20
Size21,429 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSunday July 24th, 2022 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Brush, Grass. The primary fuel driving the fire was large stands of sagebrush with some areas of grass and shrubs.

Significant Events

Fire behavior minimal with smoldering.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor the fire for potential hot spots. Mop up hot spots as necessary to reduce the amount of Habitat burnt and risk of fire escape from perimeter. Complete any repair that still remains from suppression efforts.

Projected Incident Activity

Repair of fire suppression efforts completed with minor repairs being needed on the interior areas of the fire. Little to no potential for fire spread outside of containment lines. Interior pockets of heat may need mop up to reduce any more sage grouse habitat being burnt.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and dry temperatures will continue across the fire area for the next several days. Potential thunderstorms and gusty erratic winds continues to be a threat for the rest of the week with little chance of precipitation.