This will be the final update for the 1320-acre Baldy Fire which began August 6, approximately 52 miles northeast of Ely, and is now 100% contained on the evening of August 10. The fire transitioned to a Type 4 IC and plans are to improve on mop up operations and begin demobilization. Fire behavior continues to be minimal with smoldering and creeping.
Date of Origin:
Thursday August 06th, 2020 approx. 11:45 AM
52 Miles North East of Ely
Jon Holmes, Type 3 IC
Estimated Containment Date:
Monday August 10th, 2020 approx. 06:00 PM
Timber (Grass and Understory) Brush (2 feet)
Short Grass (1 foot)
The primary carrier is PJ with grass and sage understory. There is also areas of bitterbrush and Mountain Mahogany.
Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.
Improve on mop up operations on all divisions. And start demob.
Projected Incident Activity:
On all flanks of the fire the potential for progression has been minimized with the on going suppression action.
Dry conditions are expected through Monday morning. There is a small risk for dry thunderstorms in the northern part of the fire zone
Monday and Tuesday afternoons.
Fire Unit Information
Ely District Office
Bureau of Land Management
HC 33 Box 33500 Ely NV 89301-9408 Nevada
Ely, NV 89301