Ely District Office
Bureau of Land Management
HC 33 Box 33500 Ely NV 89301-9408 Nevada
Ely, NV 89301
FINAL GOSHUTE CAVE FIRE UPDATE: 8 September, 2018
Summary: Crews continued boxing in the fire with fire line and rehabilitating those areas disturbed during fire operations. Containment as of last night was at 95%. The weather forecast for the next week calls for a warming and drying trend, increased winds and no rain for a few days.
Current Resources: 3 water tenders, 1 helicopter, 1 grader, 2 excavators and 6 engines.
Current size: Approximately 31,239 acres Containment: Approximately 95% Personnel: 169
Yesterday: Graders and water tenders repaired roads which were used during fire operations. At the north end of the fire, fences were repaired. Hand crews worked around the fire perimeter searching for hot spots within 100 feet of the fire edge. If a hotspot was found, crews stirred the ashes with dirt and/or added water to eliminate the heat.
Today: As the Goshute Cave Fire winds down and containment increases, crews have been reassigned to help with other fires in the region. Large equipment will continue to complete road stabilization work and remaining firefighters will seek out and destroy any residual hotspots found within 100 feet of the fire perimeter. Some fire and heat remain within the fire’s interior, however, crews are confident that containment lines will hold the fire.
Expected Weather/Fire behavior: Expect warmer and drier conditions with winds up to 30 or 35 mph later in the week. No rain is in the seven-day forecast. Fire behavior is expected to be light to moderate on this fire with some single tree and group torching. All containment lines are expected to hold.
Special Message: Please remain vigilant around the fire area and when driving roads near the fire because there is still a considerable amount of firefighting traffic in the area. Our number one priority is that everyone goes home safely to their families.
Bob Fry’s Type 2 Northern Rockies Incident Management Team will be leaving over the next couple of days. We thank you for the opportunity to serve.