UPDATE 2 | MAY 31, 2021 | 1000 PT

INCIDENT SUMMARY –Lightning ignited the WILSON CREEK FIRE and was reported on Saturday evening, May 20th, about 15 miles northeast of Pioche, Nevada in the Ely District Office area on Mt. Wilson.

SIZE UP — 1,536 acres of timber (litter and understory), dormant brush, hardwood slash, and brush. 40% contained. Fire behavior is moderate with group torching, isolated torching and creeping.

Wilson Creek Fire
Credit: BLM – Ely District Office

RESOURCES —  Today, there are four Type 1 hand crews, one Type 2 Initial Attack hand crew, and eight smokejumpers. Also onsite are five engines, one bulldozer, and two water tenders. One Type 1 helicopter and one Type 2 helicopter are providing aerial support with a total of 167 total personnel.

COMMAND — Harmon, Type 3 IC.

FIRE OPS — Additionally, there are two Type 1 hand crews and one Type 2 Initial Attack hand crew worked northward along the west flank of the fire while one Type 1 hand crew worked toward the south. Hand crews were assisted by water drops on the northwest and southwest flanks of the fire.

Expected containment is June 5, 2021 around 2000 hours.

THREATS — No threats to structures or assets in the fire zone.

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