Owyhee Fire


Incident #: DVT-10179
Fire Start: 8 months ago
Location: 14.4 miles NNW of Owyhee, NV
Acres: 5,082.5
Agency: Elko Interagency Dispatch Center (NVEIC)
Dispatch Notes: 5082.49 acres; l03s, pal03s(1502), 4190051; contained, controlled, out

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 2 hours, 59 mins ago — The Owyhee Fire started, July 21 at 9:59 MDT, when a bird hit a powerline and caused sparks which ignited the dry grass. Firefighters were quickly on the scene of the fire which was burning less than a mile outside the town of Owyhee, NV. On July 27 at 8 p.m. the fire was 100%


Incident Contact
s Owyhee Fire Information
Phone: 775-403-2144
Hours: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm Greg Deimel
Email: gdeimel@blm.gov
Phone: 775-753-0386
Hours: M-F 8-5, cell 775-388-7078Show additional contacts
Fire Unit Information
Elko District Office
Bureau of Land Management
3900 East Idaho Street
Elko, NV 89801

Basic Information

Bird Hitting Powerline
Date of Origin
Saturday July 21st, 2018 approx. 09:00 AM
In the town and to the east of the town of Owyhee
Incident Commander
Nevada Type 3 Team 2, Carrie Thaler
Incident Description

Current Situation

Total Personnel
5,260 Acres
% Contained
Estimated Containment Date
Saturday July 28th, 2018 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved
Brush (2 feet) Short Grass (1 foot)
Significant Events
Minimal fire behavior and smoldering.


Planned Actions
Patrol exiting control lines, additional demobilization of resources.
Projected Incident Activity
Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping, and smoldering, primarily in interior islands. Persistent hot and dry weather continues.