Firefighters continue to fully suppress the lightning-ignited Dodge Springs Fire in Lincoln County, about 25 miles southeast of Caliente. The 1,191-acre fire overnight burned into an old fire scar and was this morning exhibiting minimal fire behavior.
Current ground resources include the Nevada Task Force, consisting of six engines and a bulldozer; as well as four additional engines, a bulldozer and four water tenders. Hand crews consist of one Type 1 hand crew (Cedar City), two Type 2 Initial Attack hand crews (Vegas Valley Veterans and Slide Mountain), and a Type 2 hand crew (Nevada Division of Forestry). One Type 2 Initial Attack hand crew (Zephyr Fire Crew) has been ordered.
Aerial resources today consist of two heavy air tankers, four Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs), and Helitack. Air Attack is circling overhead to coordinate aerial and ground resources.
Assisting the BLM Ely District are the Nevada Division of Forestry, BLM Arizona Strip District, Forest Service, and private contractors.
The fire is burning in pinyon-pine, juniper, brush and grass. There is no threat to structures or private property. The fire was first reported at approximately 2:45 yesterday afternoon (Thursday, July 21).
|Current as of||Fri, 07/22/2022 - 10:13|
|Date of Origin|
|Location||25 miles southeast of Caliente, Nevada|
|Incident Commander||Ruben Rowe, Type 3 IC|
37° 19' 29'' Latitude
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||0%|
pinyon-pine, juniper, brush, and grass