Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 5:35:56 AM PDT

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #:2020-NWCG-6871 FWAC Incident ID:129692
Incident Name:Cottonwood Fire
Last Updated:Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:05 PM PDT
(1 month ago)
Fire Reported:Monday, July 20, 2020 2:00 AM PDT
(3 months ago)
State:Nevada Incident Type:Wildfire
Location:8 miles N of Goodsprings, NV

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

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 TypeWildfireCauseLightning
Date of OriginMonday July 20th, 2020 approx. 09:00 AMLocationCottonwood Pass
Incident CommanderHumboldt-Toiyabe National ForestCoordinates35.945, -115.446
Total Personnel193Size (Acres)2,817
Containment100%Fuels InvolvedGrass, sage, brush, some PJ
Significant EventsCreeping 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 ActionsContinue 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.RemarksHazardous 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 ConcernsMid-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 ContactWithanee Milligan
Phone: 775-750-8973
Hours: 8-6p
Fire Unit InformationHumboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431

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