Evacuations southeast of Minden, NV for Numbers Fire

17 miles south of Carson City

(UPDATED at 9:22 p.m. MDT July 7, 2020)

Numbers Fire map Minden Nevada
Numbers Fire map, showing heat detected by a satellite as late as 3:48 p.m. MDT July 7, 2020.

On Tuesday afternoon the Numbers fire six miles southeast of Minden, Nevada spread an additional two miles to the east, pushed by strong winds. Our very unofficial estimate based on satellite data is that by 4 p.m. Tuesday it had burned approximately 12,000 acres.

(To see all articles on Wildfire Today about the Numbers Fire, including the most recent, click here.)


(Updated at 3 p.m. MDT July 7, 2020)

Numbers Fire Nevada wildfire Carson City Minden
Numbers Fire, Bald Mountain cam.

Residents directed to evacuate from the Numbers Fire are being directed to motels, rather than more conventional evacuation centers such as fairgrounds or sports facilities, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fire has burned 7,500 acres 17 miles south of Carson City, Nevada and 6 miles southeast of Minden. The area is described as the Pine Nuts, in the Pine View area of Gardnerville.

Numbers Fire map
Numbers Fire map, showing heat detected by a satellite at 3:24 a.m. MDT July 7, 2020.

Fire officials said one “structure” has burned in addition to 10 outbuildings.

Tow ALERT Wildfire cameras have good views of the fire, Ridge Tahoe and Bald Mountain. The fire appears to be close to the latter camera.

Numbers Fire Nevada wildfire Carson City Minden
Numbers Fire, Ridge Tahoe cam.
Numbers Fire Nevada wildfire Carson City Minden
Numbers Fire, July 6, 2020. Photo by Tallac Hotshots.
Numbers Fire Nevada wildfire Carson City Minden
Numbers Fire, July 6, 2020. Photo by Tallac Hotshots.

Thanks and a tip of the hat go out to Dan. Typos or errors, report them HERE.

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. Google+

3 thoughts on “Evacuations southeast of Minden, NV for Numbers Fire”

  1. Lord, Please hear our prayers , and give safety for those who are fighting this brutal fire. I have started a prayer chain for all those involved with the Numbers Fire. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE,

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