State ID:NV
3 letter designator:EKD
Fire name:Corta
Location:southeast of jiggs
Reported acres:3,000
Rate of spread: rapid
Report on Conditions:
Structure threat:
Radio channels:
Scanner link:
Webcam link:elko mountain http://www.alertwildfire.org/blmnv/index.html
Agency Website:

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Lightning sparked over a dozen fires in the Elko district Sunday afternoon. The largest so far:

#CortaFire, near Jiggs, est 3000 acres

#GooseFire, 20m east of Jackpot est 600 acres

#HoganFire, southeast of Wells, est 650 acres

Fed, State & local resources responding.


Also showing on the prospect peak camera and is crankin.

knoll camera. If you watch the 3 hour time lapse you can watch it punch the inversion and start moving

Looks like view is obscured at 12:58 Hrs. PDT. on the Elko Mountain camera.

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It’s socked in by smoke.

Goose, shafter, and Corta fires are cranking today.


AA ordered 10 LAT’S for tomorrow. Per AA fire is growing exponentially.


AA may get 4-5 LAT, but not 10 unless there is a life & structure threat?

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There isn’t much except some scattered ranch homes in that area.

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15,297 acres and 5% contained.

Jiggs NV
Sadler Fire
9 AUG 1999
Frontal assault (firing operation) on a fast approaching fire front.
Be careful out there!
Wildfire Lessons Learned


#NV #NVfires #FireSeason2019

Current Size: 16,862 acres
Containment: 10%
Resources on Fire: There are currently 325
Hand Crews: 5
Engines: 12
Bulldozers: 2
Water Tenders: 5
Helicopters: 5
Large Air Tankers: 5
Very Large Air Tankers: 1

#CortaFire Update: The fire is 16,533 acres and is 60 percent contained.
Elko County Road 718 (Harrison Pass Road) is OPEN to thru traffic only, beginning today.
InciWeb: https://t.co/xQaKiatjha.
@NevadaFireInfo https://t.co/nyBp02DtpX

I believe that while a lot of it is on the HTF, this is actually a NV-EKD fire, based on the incident number on wildcad and the map posted above.

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