Terrain
Satellite
OSM
East Fork
FIRE
1,136
acres
17.1 mi
SE of South Lake Tahoe, CA
100%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
18 mins, 8 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-CAHTF-030385
Fire Start:
Thursday, July 1, 2021 3:09 PM PDT
Dispatch Notes:
Controlled

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 2 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the East Fork Fire

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.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Thursday, July 1, 2021 3:00 PM PDT
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

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
20
Size (Acres):
1,136
Containment:
100%
Fuels Involved:
Heavy Brush with mixed conifer and many downed heavy logs

Planned Outlook

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

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
775-883-5995
http://sierra-front.net/