Terrain Satellite
Taft
FIRE
1,118
acres
14.2 mi
ESE of McGill, NV
2 weeks
it's burned for
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
45 secs ago
Incident #:
NWCG-6707
Fire Start:
Sunday, May 10, 2020 10:30 AM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 4 days ago

Taft Fire is on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's Ely Ranger District in Spring Valley, about 30 miles northeast of Ely, Nevada. The fire transitioned to a type 4 team and firefighters remain on scene. No more updates will be provided as of May 20, 2020.

Total: 1,118 acres: 636 acres on Forest Service/482 acres BLM lands
 

The lightning-ignited fire was first reported at about 5:25 p.m., Sunday, May 10.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Sunday May 10th, 2020 approx. 05:30 PM
Location:
Spring Valley, approx. 30 miles northeast of Ely, Nev.
Incident Commander:
Joe Sedlacek
Incident Description:
1,118 Acres: 636 Acres On Forest Service/482 Acres Blm Lands
Coordinates:
39.34, -114.53

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
187
Size (Acres):
1,118
Estimated Containment Date:
Tuesday May 26th, 2020 approx. 08:00 PM
Fuels Involved:
Mountain Mahogany, pine and sub-alpine pine, and sagebrush
Significant Events:
Taft fire transitioned to a type 4 team and firefighters remain on scene. No more updates will be provided as of May 20, 2020.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Chris Hanefeld
Email: chanefel@blm.gov
Phone: 775-289-1842
Hours: M-F 8-6 SS 9-5
Fire Unit Information
Ely District Office
Bureau of Land Management
HC 33 Box 33500 Ely NV 89301-9408 Nevada
Ely, NV 89301