The Wildcat Fire NV-was lighting caused. The fire began August 1, 2009 in San Emidio Canyon on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian Reservation, approximately 25 air miles and 71 road miles northwest from the community of Nixon, Nevada. The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Western Nevada Agency maintains trust responsibility and jurisdiction for lands belonging to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian Tribe. Initial Attack (IA) suppression efforts by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), were utilized. On August 5, 2009, the Wildcat fire was contained. The total acreage inside the burn perimeter is 2,265 acres.
During the winter months of 2011, to eliminate overgrazing of newly planted seed wild burros and horses were removed from the burn area.