Videos of the first 5 hours of the Fairview Fire in Nevada

Above: Screen grab from the NVSeismoLab video.

The cameras operated by the Nevada Seismological Laboratory detected and recorded the ignition and spread of a wildfire near Fairview Peak south of U.S. 50 between Fallon and Austin in western Nevada. Below we have the time-lapse videos, each compressing about one hour to one minute.

According to KOLOTV the Fairview Fire burned at least 50 acres of Fallon Naval Air Station land.

Below the descriptions (provided by nvseismolab) are the applicable videos.


Although the fire starts at 12:50 PM, it begins in earnest around 1 PM … First fire discovery for 2017! Starting to pick up speed by hour’s end.

Although early in the season, the fire still manages to expand and move uphill in plain sight of the Fairview Fire Camera. Time lapse covers from 2 PM to 3 PM.

Fairview Fire continues to grows as air resources begin to drop water on the fire …

4th hour time lapse of the Fairview Fire as more helicopter delivered buckets hit the flames.

This one hour long time lapse video starting at 8 PM shows continued wildfire activity. Near-IR filter is turned on 42 seconds (8:42 PM) …

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

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