Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:58:42 AM PST

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Cottonwood Fire
Last Updated
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:05 PM PDT
(5 months ago)
Fire Reported
Monday, July 20, 2020 2:00 AM PDT
(7 months ago)
Incident Type
8 miles N of Goodsprings, NV
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

Cottonwood Fire Area Closure Terminated
 Pursuant to Title 36 code of Federal Regulations 261.50(a) and (b), the prohibitions listed in Order Number 04-17-20-02, applicable to the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest dated July 24th, 2020 and signed by William Dunkelberger, Forest Supervisor is hereby terminated.
 This order becomes effective August 3, 2020 at 17:00 P.M.

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Monday July 20th, 2020 approx. 09:00 AM
Cottonwood Pass
Incident Commander
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
35.945, -115.446
Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Fuels Involved
Grass, sage, brush, some PJ
Significant Events
Creeping and smoldering in isolated areas of the fire that have heavy fuels, primarily interior. No additional growth. Most of the remaining heat is on the southwestern flank of the fire. Fire weather conditions were seasonally normal for this area.
Planned Actions
Continue suppression repair where appropriate. Work with READs to identify sensitive areas and follow guidance for working in those areas to prevent resource damage. Continue to demobilize resources.
Hazardous steep terrain continues to be monitored. Full containment expected when fuels are completely consumed in inaccessible areas. Reduction in acres due to more accurate mapping. Number of resources has been adjusted to reflect better information. One additional Type 2IA crew assigned to the incident and 6 engines demobilized.
Weather Concerns
Mid-level moisture is expected to increase today leading to a few more clouds over the fire, but any thunderstorms will remain well east and are not expected to have any impact. Temperatures will increase slightly with high ranging from the upper 80s to mid-90s. RH will again drop into the lower to mid-teens and winds should gust out of the southwest around 10 mph in the afternoon.
Incident Contact
Withanee Milligan
Phone: 775-750-8973
Hours: 8-6p
Fire Unit Information
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431
Incident Map

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