Terrain
Satellite
OSM
2Humboldt-Toiyabe Prescribed
FIRE
157.0
acres
0.7 mi
ESE of Reno, NV
1 weekago
reported
Fire Status:
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
39 mins, 13 secs ago
Incident #:
2022-NWCG-7310
Fire Start:
Thursday, January 6, 2022 3:15 AM PST

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 2 days ago

Incident Photo for the 2Humboldt-Toiyabe Prescribed Fire

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As part of Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s hazardous fuels reduction efforts, crews will conduct prescribed fire across pre-planned locations across the forest as weather and fuel conditions permit. Prescribed fire is a proactive tool used to achieve a number of purposes, including the reduction of hazardous fuels, which decreases the threat of high intensity, high-severity wildfires.

It also reduces the risk of insect and disease outbreak, recycles nutrients that increase soil productivity and improves wildlife habitat. The actual days of ignition for prescribed burning will depend on several factors including appropriate humidity levels, wind speed and direction, temperature, and fuel moisture. Burns only occur on days when weather conditions exist for good smoke dispersal.

Residents and visitors are asked to avoid areas where prescribed burns are being conducted. Smoke may be visible, but these fires are all carefully monitored and local fire departments  are aware of prescribed fire activity. Get updates on prescribed burns on the Forest's Facebook and Twitter pages:

Humboldt-Toiyabe NF Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/HumboldtToiyabeNF/
Humboldt-Toiyabe Twitter: https://twitter.com/HumboldtToiyabe
 
For a list of prescribed fire projects currently planned for 2022 (to be implemented as local weather and fuel conditions allow), please go to the Planned Project List.
 
To learn more about the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's prescribed fire program, please visit: https://bit.ly/HTNFPrescribedFire.

An ArcGIS StoryMap that explains how prescribe fire is good for the National Forest System land can be viewed at  
https://bit.ly/PrescribedFireStoryMap.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Prescribed Fire
Location:
Planned projects in the Carson and Bridgeport Ranger Districts and on the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area
Incident Commander:
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Coordinates:
39.524, -119.769

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Erica Hupp
Phone: 775-771-4777
Hours: M-F 8am - 4:30pm
Fire Unit Information
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431