The Fire Root Cavern is a location in the Mojave Wasteland. The north entrance of the cavern is located southeast of Searchlight East gold mine and southwest of Smith Mesa Prospector Camp. The south entrance connects to the Cottonwood crater.
The cavern consists of one large room, fit with a radioactive pool of water, and an adjoining corridor. There are a few fire geckos inside, including the legendary fire gecko. In the far corner leading to the water, an evil gnome statue can be found. There is a hollowed-out rock to the left of the small narrow path leading to the entrance of the cavern. A dead prospector can be found here with various loot.
- Evil gnome - Along the lefthand side ledge in the main room as you enter, to the left of the corridor intersection.
- Fat Man - Near the dead prospector, on the upper level of the cavern near the radioactive water.
The Fire Root Cavern appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.