Terrain Satellite
Virgin Mountain
FIRE
1,624
acres
11.9 mi
SSE of Bunkerville, NV
85%
contained
UNKNOWN
Last Updated:
2 months ago
Incident #:
2020-NWCG-7213
Fire Start:
Monday, September 21, 2020 11:30 AM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 2 months ago

Incident Photo for the Virgin Mountain Fire

 

Virgin Mountain Fire is 85 percent contained. Full containment is expected September 30, 2020. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Monday September 21st, 2020 approx. 06:30 PM
Location:
Virgin Mountain Instant Study Area, 15 miles south of Mesquite Nevada
Incident Commander:
Brian Holmes
Coordinates:
36.607, -114.062

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
16
Size (Acres):
1,624
Containment:
85%
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday September 30th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Short grass, mountain brush, timber
Significant Events:
Minimal, Smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue mopping up the east flank of the fire and monitor the rest
Projected Incident Activity:
Interior smoldering and creeping will continue due to the low overnight recoveries and the hot windy weather pattern

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Weather is expected to remain hot and dry with no relief. Winds are consistently at high speeds at fire elevation.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Kirsten Cannon
Phone: 702-515-2034
Hours: 7 am to 7 pm each day
Fire Unit Information
BLM Southern Nevada District Office
Bureau of Land Management
4701 North Torrey Pines
Las Vegas, NV 89130