Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 8:20:40 PM PDT

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Wildcat Fire
Last Updated
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 8:15 PM PDT
(5 mins, 38 secs ago)
Fire Reported
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 4:45 PM PDT
(2 months ago)
Incident Type
58.5 miles NNE of Elko, NV
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Contain: 07/23/22 1600 | Control: 07/29/22 1948 | Out: 07/26/22 1230
Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

Fire is located 40 miles northwest of Wells, NV. Wildcat Fire is burning in brush and grass. Fire behavior has moderated and observed behavior is minimal with creeping and smoldering. Crews are continuing with mop up and suppression repair.

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Wednesday July 13th, 2022 approx. 06:45 PM
40 miles NW of Wells, NV
Incident Commander
Jeremiah Braun
Incident Description
Fire is near the Jarbidge Wilderness. Some structures threatened including an old Forest Service Guard Station (Wildcat).
41.646, -115.294
Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment Date
Sunday July 24th, 2022 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved
Brush, Grass. The primary fuel driving the fire was large stands of sagebrush with some areas of grass and shrubs.
Significant Events
Fire behavior minimal with smoldering.
Planned Actions
Monitor the fire for potential hot spots. Mop up hot spots as necessary to reduce the amount of Habitat burnt and risk of fire escape from perimeter. Complete any repair that still remains from suppression efforts.
Projected Incident Activity
Repair of fire suppression efforts completed with minor repairs being needed on the interior areas of the fire. Little to no potential for fire spread outside of containment lines. Interior pockets of heat may need mop up to reduce any more sage grouse habitat being burnt.
Weather Concerns
Hot and dry temperatures will continue across the fire area for the next several days. Potential thunderstorms and gusty erratic winds continues to be a threat for the rest of the week with little chance of precipitation.
Incident Contact
Colin Dunn/ Rich Martinez
Email: htnffireinfo@gmail.com
Phone: 775-453-0040
Hours: 0800-2000
Fire Unit Information
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431
Dispatch Contact
Elko Interagency Dispatch Center | Elko, NV
Phone: 775-748-4000
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/gbcc/dispatch/nveic/
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