This lightning-caused fire is burning on public rangelands managed by the BLM-California Applegate Field Office and private lands in far northern Washoe County, Nev. It is burning in priority habitat for greater sage-grouse and threatening two ranches. It is burning lands within the Massacre Rim Wilderness Study Area. The fire burned about 50 acres of the the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge.
Date of Origin:
Monday July 27th, 2020 approx. 01:00 PM
30 miles northeast of Cedarville, California in Washoe County, Nev.
BLM Applegate Field Office; John Toomey, IC
Tall grass, tall brush (2 ft.) juniper
Projected Incident Activity:
Minimal fire behavior. Continued potential for spot fires.
Fire burned priority habitat for greater sage-grouse. The fire burned 50 acres in the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. Access is difficult in steep, rocky terrain.
Warm and breezy through the week with low humidity.