Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Summit
FIRE
22.0
acres
54.1 mi
SSW of Reno, NV
100%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
48 mins, 23 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-NWCG-7711
Fire Start:
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 2:30 AM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 week ago

Incident Photo for the Summit Fire

The Summit Fire was ignited by lightning during summer thunderstorms in the central Sierra Nevada. The fire started in the Mokelumne Wilderness on the Eldorado National Forest in remote, steep terrain. The fire was actively suppressed due to extreme drought conditions, and the extensive values at risk in the area.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 9:30 AM PDT
Location:
3 miles south of Kirkwood, CA
Incident Commander:
Jamison Kane, Matt Bacon (T)
Coordinates:
38.629, -120.04
Size (Acres):
22
Containment:
100%

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
The fire is in patrol status.This is the final update for the Summit Fire.
Remarks:
TRAILS CLOSURE: To protect public safety, the Summit Fire Emergency Trails Closure Order 03-21-13 has closed portions of three trails that extend into the fire area as follows:

1. Forest Trail No. 17E21 (Horse Canyon Trail) from its intersection with 17E24 (Carson Emigrant N.R.T.) continuing south to its terminus at Forest Trail No. 18E13 (Camp Irene Trail).

2. Forest Trail No. 17E24 (Carson Emigrant N.R.T.) from its intersection with Forest Trail No. 17E31 continuing east to its intersection with Forest Trail No. 17E21 (Horse Canyon Trail).

3. Forest Trail No. 18E13 (Camp Irene Trail) from ΒΌ mile west of its intersection with Forest Trail No. 17E47 continuing southwest to its terminus at Forest Trail No. 17E27.

The order and the map can be viewed here:

https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/eldorado/alerts-notices/?aid=67660

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Thunderstorms with lightning is in the forecast this week.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Summit Fire Information
Phone: 530-957-9660
Fire Unit Information
Eldorado National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
100 Forni RD Placerville California 95667
Placerville, CA 95667