Photos from the Cedar Fire, 15 miles south of Elko, Nevada

Originally published at 3 p.m. MDT July 22, 2020

Cedar Fire Elko Nevada July 20 wildfire
A firing operation on the Cedar Fire in Nevada, July 20, 2020. Photo: Mike McMillan/BLM Elko District.

The Cedar Fire 15 miles south of Elko, Nevada has burned 6,000 acres and Tuesday night was being fought by 8 hand crews, 10 fire engines, 2 helicopters, and various air tankers for a total of 258 personnel. Satellites have not detected any large heat sources on the fire for about 24 hours.

On this fire Sunday July 19 a CL-415EAF scooping air tanker was used for the first time on a fire.

Cedar Fire map

These photos were taken July 19-20, 2020 by Mike McMillan/BLM Elko District.

Cedar Fire Elko Nevada July 20 wildfire
A scooping air tanker on the Cedar Fire in Nevada, July 20, 2020. Photo: Mike McMillan/BLM Elko District.
Cedar Fire Elko Nevada July 19 wildfire
Firefighters hold a road on the Cedar Fire in Nevada, July 19, 2020. Photo: Mike McMillan/BLM Elko District.
Cedar Fire Elko Nevada July 20 wildfire
Two scooping air tankers on the Cedar Fire in Nevada, July 20, 2020. Photo: Mike McMillan/BLM Elko District.
Cedar Fire Elko Nevada July 20 wildfire
A dozer on the Cedar Fire in Nevada, July 20, 2020. Photo: Mike McMillan/BLM Elko District.
Cedar Fire Elko Nevada July 20 wildfire
Firefighters on the Cedar Fire in Nevada, July 20, 2020. Photo: Mike McMillan/BLM Elko District.

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 “Photos from the Cedar Fire, 15 miles south of Elko, Nevada”

      1. It’s the CDO behind my house and the “ steam “ is nothing more than dirt/ dust as it’s the first water entry in a couple of months.

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