Terrain Satellite
8.7 mi
E of Gardnerville, NV
Last Updated:
3 months ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:41 PM PDT
Fire Unit:
Bureau of Land Management — Carson City District Office
Grass, Pj
Dispatch Notes:

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 5 months ago

Incident Photo for the Monarch Fire

June 28, 2020
The Monarch Fire is 97 percent contained and the fire is 2,324 acres. Despite strong winds in the area, minimal fire activity was reported last night and mop up efforts are underway and suppression repair efforts have also begun. The Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) will begin demobilization activities and return the incident to the local unit tomorrow, June 29, 2020. Critical fire weather will continue through late afternoon today and the Red Flag Warning expires at 11 p.m. No closures are in place and no injuries have been reported. The fire was reported at 12:41 p.m. on June 24, 2020 and is believed to have been caused by lightning. Yesterday, the IMT began sharing resources with agencies’ initial attack on several new fire starts in the region and will continue to release resources as they become available so they may respond to other incidents throughout the region.

Responding agencies included Bureau of Land Management, Central Lyon County Fire Protection District, East Fork Fire Protection District, Lyon County Fire Protection District, Nevada Division of Forestry, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, North Lyon County Fire Protection District, Reno Fire Department, Story County Fire Protection District, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and the U.S. Forest Service. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Unknown-suspected Lightening
Date of Origin:
Wednesday June 24th, 2020 approx. 12:41 PM
3 miles south of Sierra Spirit Ranch
Incident Commander:
Scott Stephenson
38.878, -119.563

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Estimated Containment Date:
Monday June 29th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Pinion, Juniper and grass
Significant Events:
Minimal fire activity.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue direct suppression, complete line. Mopping up, to include total suppression.
Projected Incident Activity:
24 hours: Mopping up, to include total suppression.
48 hours: 100% suppression
June 28, 2020 - No closures are in place and no injuries have been reported.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Possible thunderstorms and high winds

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Lisa Herron
Email: lisa.herron@usda.gov
Phone: 530-721-3898
Hours: M-F 6-6p; SS 7-5p
Fire Unit Information
Carson City District Office
Bureau of Land Management
5665 Mogan Mill Road
Carson City, NV 89701

Dispatch Contact

Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center | Minden, NV
Phone: 775-883-5995
Website: http://sierra-front.net/