Update: The Ely District BLM assumed command of the Bishop Fire on August 10, 2020 at 7:00 AM.
The fire is in Rainbow Canyon, about 10 miles southwest of Caliente, Nevada. Internal hot spots may produce smokes but are no threat to the containment of the fire.
The human-caused fire was 100-percent contained on Saturday, August 8.
It's possible that residents of southeastern Nevada may see smoke from the fire if interior pockets continue to burn. The fire was first reported at about 12:20 PM Wednesday, July 29.
Date of Origin:
Wednesday July 29th, 2020 approx. 12:15 PM
10.5 Miles southwest of Caliente, Nevada.
Ely District BLM
Wildfire, 10.5 Miles South Of Caliente, Nv
Estimated Containment Date:
Saturday August 08th, 2020 approx. 06:00 AM
Timber (Grass and Understory), brush (2 feet), short grass (1 foot)
Fire activity was minimal. Some interior islands may continue to smolder.
Crews will continue monitoring the fire.
Projected Incident Activity:
Local crews will continue monitoring the fire.
The Ely District BLM assumed command of the Bishop Fire on August 10, 2020 at 0700.
High temperatures with critically low relative humidity means the fire may internally smolder for some time.
Caliente Field Office
Fire Unit Information
Ely District Office
Bureau of Land Management
HC 33 Box 33500 Ely NV 89301-9408 Nevada
Ely, NV 89301