NEW | Nevada Wildfire | Martin Fire | Update 1

PARADISE VALLEY, Nev. – A second significant wildfire ignited  on Thursday, July 5, 2018, just after midnight,  is burning four miles northeast of Paradise Valley and Winnemucca in the

Map shows latest satellite hotspot data. MODIS (red triangle), VIIRS (orange square). Photo Credit | Joseph Elfelt – @MappingSupport


Fire Behavior

Fire behavior is extreme with running, spotting and backing.


The fire has consumed 22,000 acres of brush and short grass.  Fire crews have reached a 4% containment status.


Structures and sage-grouse habitat is currently threatened.

Fire Weather



The fire is being managed by an IMT 2 (Rohrer).


There are 113 personnel on the fire line along with one crew, seven engines and four helicopters.

Incident Cooperators

NWS Elko and NWS Boise(wx reports), BLM, Great Basin Fire Science Exchange, @MappingSupport, Inciweb, NWS IMET Operations and NV Fire cams.


The cost-to-date has reached $2,500,000 as of today.


Social Media is ablaze and here is a recap of what is being said about this fire from those as eyewitnesses, media reports, fire resources and the Gen Pub.

“All smoke in Boise this evening  is from the MARTIN FIRE.” – 7/5/2018 2100 hours

“Fire grew nearly 70,000 acres in 24 hours.” – 7/6/2018 1320 hours

“Overnight footage shows that this is the large fire in the State.”  – 7/6/2018 1503 hours

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 2210 hours PDT