Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Sunday, January 16, 2022 5:06:56 PM PST

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2021-CAHTF-030385
FWAC Incident ID
196533
Incident Name
East Fork Fire
Last Updated
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 7:58 AM PDT
(4 months ago)
Fire Reported
Thursday, July 1, 2021 3:09 PM PDT
(7 months ago)
State
California
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
17.1 miles SE of South Lake Tahoe, CA
Notes
Controlled
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

All established containment lines around the East Fork Fire are holding. Firefighters will continue to check and secure containment lines and are expected to be on scene for a few more days. As the need for personnel decreases, staffing in the area will be significantly reduced.
 
The East Fork Fire is burning approximately 15 miles due east of Woodfords, CA and 15 miles due south of Gardnerville, NV on the Carson Ranger District of the Humboldt -Toiyabe National Forest. The fire, ignited by lightning on Thursday July, 1 is burning in the steep rugged terrain of Cottonwood Canyon near Horseshoe Bend on the East Fork of the Carson River.

Fire fighters and equipment will be present in the area of Horseshoe Bend on the East Fork of the Carson River, until the fire is declared controlled. This will be the last written update on the fire.

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Date of Origin
Thursday July 01st, 2021 approx. 03:00 PM
Location
Cottonwood Canyon, 15 miles east of Woodfords, CA and 15 miles south of Gardnerville, Nevada
Incident Commander
Danny Gallagher
Coordinates
38.76, -119.73
Total Personnel
20
Size (Acres)
1,136
Containment
100%
Fuels Involved
Heavy Brush with mixed conifer and many downed heavy logs
Planned Actions
All established containment lines around the East Fork Fire are holding.
Projected Incident Activity
Firefighters will continue to check and secure containment lines and are expected to be on scene for a few more days. As the need for personnel decreases, staffing in the area will be significantly reduced.
Remarks
The fire is located in a steep and rugged canyon, with difficult access for ground crews.
Incident Contact
Fire Information Line
Phone: (775) 430-5103
Fire Unit Information
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431
Dispatch Contact
Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center | Minden, NV
Phone: 775-883-5995
Website: http://sierra-front.net/
Incident Map

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