Terrain Satellite
Basin
FIRE
38,804
acre
22.6 mi
SSE of Mesquite, NV
2 weeks
it's burned for
UNKNOWN
Last Updated:
3 days ago
Incident #:
NWCG-6705
Fire Start:
Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:00 AM MST

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 6 days ago

Fact Sheet

BLM Arizona Strip District, Arizona

For Immediate Release:  May 18, 2020

Contact: Rachel Carnahan, Public Affairs Officer

Phone: 435-688-3303 or E-mail: rcarnahan@blm.gov

Wildfire Fact Sheet- Basin Fire

Update: On May 18, 2020 fire managers reported the Basin Fire was 92% contained. A Type 4 IC and one BLM engine remain on the fire to continue to mop-up and working on suppression repairs.

Start Date: Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m.

Location:  21 Miles south east of Littlefield, Arizona/33 miles south of St. George, Utah

Jurisdiction: Arizona Strip Field Office, Bureau of Land Management

Fire Size: Approximately 38,804 acres 

Cause: Lightning

Closures:  No closures at this time

Fuels: Grass, brush, pinyon juniper

Structures: No structures threatened

Fire Crews/Resources: Resources on the fire include 1 type 6 engine

Containment: 92%

Safety: To keep firefighters and communities healthy and safe, all firefighters are asked to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce the spread of illness.

Reducing wildfire risk through fuels management remains as an essential Department of the Interior activity. In addressing priority work, agencies are taking steps to limit the risks from COVID-19 to ensure the health and safety of firefighters. They are also taking action through established frameworks for consideration of impacts from prescribed fire, including the potential impact of smoke from prescribed fires on those who have contracted COVID-19 or who may be at risk.

For more information on the Basin Fire please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov. Updates will also be provided via Twitter at https://twitter.com/BLMAZFire.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Sunday May 10th, 2020 approx. 02:00 PM
Location:
Arizona Strip-Pakoon Basin
Incident Commander:
Micah Fey
Incident Description:
Wildland Fire
Coordinates:
36.522, -113.865

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
2
Size (Acres):
38,804
Containment:
92%
Fuels Involved:
Brush, Grass, Pinyon Juniper
Remarks:
A Type 4 IC and one BLM engine remain on the fire to continue to mop-up and working on suppression repairs.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Rachel Carnahan
Email: rcarnahan@blm.gov
Phone: 435-218-6594
Fire Unit Information
Arizona Strip District Office
Bureau of Land Management
345 East Riverside Drive
St. George , AZ 84790