Terrain Satellite
Bishop
FIRE
13,008
acres
46.5 mi
NW of Mesquite, NV
100%
contained
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
1 month ago
Incident #:
2020-NWCG-6897
Fire Start:
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:15 AM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Bishop Fire

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.

  

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Human
Date of Origin:
Wednesday July 29th, 2020 approx. 12:15 PM
Location:
10.5 Miles southwest of Caliente, Nevada.
Incident Commander:
Ely District BLM
Incident Description:
Wildfire, 10.5 Miles South Of Caliente, Nv
Coordinates:
37.362, -114.604
Size (Acres):
13,008
Containment:
100%
Estimated Containment Date:
Saturday August 08th, 2020 approx. 06:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Grass and Understory), brush (2 feet), short grass (1 foot)
Significant Events:
Fire activity was minimal. Some interior islands may continue to smolder.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Crews will continue monitoring the fire.
Projected Incident Activity:
Local crews will continue monitoring the fire.
Remarks:
The Ely District BLM assumed command of the Bishop Fire on August 10, 2020 at 0700.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
High temperatures with critically low relative humidity means the fire may internally smolder for some time.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Caliente Field Office
Phone: 775-726-8100
Fire Unit Information
Ely District Office
Bureau of Land Management
HC 33 Box 33500 Ely NV 89301-9408 Nevada
Ely, NV 89301