ID ACTIVE WILDFIRES | SITREPS | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015

CLARK FORK COMPLEX.  6 fires in Complex.  6 miles NE and 9 mi. S of Clark Fork, Idaho; 5 mi. N of Noxon, MT.  Start 8/13/15 @ 1500 Hours.  188 Personnel. 15,744 Acres.

CLEARWATER-MUNICIPAL COMPLEX. Complex consists of a group of fires in Clearwater, Idaho and Lewis Counties in northern Idaho. Start 8/10/15 @ 1315 Hours.  Lightning caused. Clearwater Complex merged with the Municipal Complex. Lawyer 2 Fire:   41,195 acres 80% Contained. Municipal Fire:  1,770 acres 100% Contained.  Fisher Fire:  18,889 Acres.  100% Contained.  Lolo 2 Fire:  6200 Acres.  80% Contained. Old Greer:  73 Acres. 100% Contained.302 Personnel. 68,127 Acres.  90% Containment.

JAY  POINT – BOULDER FIRES.  Jay Point-One mile downriver

Jay Point Fire along the Locsha River.

Jay Point Fire along the Locsha River. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

from Powell Ranger Station.Boulder-2 miles from Lolo Pass.  Start 8/17/15 @ 1315 PDT.  Lightning caused.  147 Personnel. 8016 Acres.  25% Contained.

Community Meeting:  The Motorway Complex will be holding a community meeting at The Three Rivers Resort in Lowell on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. This will be a great opportunity to hear about the progress that has been made thus far on the multiple fires in the area. There will also be members of the Incident Management Team available to answer questions.

MIDDLE FORK COMPLEX.  North Fork Ranger District.  Start 8/11/15 @ 2000 Hours.  5199 Acres. In monitoring stages.

MOTORWAY COMPLEX.  Consists of fires Woodrat Fire, Slide and Jay Point Fires  near Syringa, Lowell, and Powell ID. Others may have limited or are not staffed within this Complex. 539 Personnel.  16,843 Acres. 30% Contained.

SCURVY MOUNTAIN FIRE.  Start 8/21/15 1130 Hours.  28 miles east and northeast of Pierce, Idaho.  520 Acres.  Firefighters are in mop-up operations.

SELWAY COMPLEX.  Start 8/10/15 @ 1900 Hours.  Elk City and Red River areas of Idaho.  431 Personnel.  93,770  Acres.  The Selway Complex, the Red River Complex and the Elk City Complex (7 fires totally 93,770 acres) are being reported on this ICS-209. The Slide Fire acres are a new addition today.

TEPEE SPRINGS FIRE.  Start 8/12/15 @ 0730 Hours.  Along the river, the fire is 3 miles east of Riggins and 1 mile east of French

Flames along Salmon River Road

Flames along Salmon River Road. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

Creek. At the head, the fire is in Little Slate Creek, and one mile east of Chair Mt. Lookout-4 miles west of Florence. 1157 Personnel.  94,655 Acres.  45% Contained. 31 Crews.  10 Helicopters. 56 Engines.

TOWER FIRE.

Colville and Idaho Panhandle National Forests.

790 Personnel. Fires consist of:  Tower Fire: 24,372 Acres, 12% containment. Located 6 miles northeast of Usk, Wash., and 6 miles west of Priest Lake, Idaho. Onata Creek Fire: 546 acres, 39% containment. Located about 8 eight miles east, southeast of Ione, Wash.  Grease Creek Fire: 609 acres. Located east of Sullivan Lake.  Hall Mountain Fire: 39 acres. Located on Hall Mountain.
Slate Creek and South Fork Slate Creek Trail fires: 1 acre and 167 acres respectively. Located near the northwest boundary of Salmo-Priest Wilderness.  Baldy Fire: 515 acres, 100% containment. Located 6 miles north of Ione, Wash.  Firefighters are patrolling the smaller fires but the majority of firefighting resources are assigned to the Tower Fire.

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CA ACTIVE WILDFIRES | SITREPS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

BIG FIVE FIRE.  Start 6/18/2015.  Lightning caused.  Located at Big Five Basin near the Chagoopa Plateau, Sequoia National Park  208 Acres. 2 Personnel [staffing increasing over Labor Day weekend]. IC:  Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks.

ELK FIRE.  Off of Elk Mountain Road and Mount Dinger Road north of Upper Lake. Start 9/2/15 @ 1457 PDT.  Cause under investigation.  IC:  CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit / Mendocino National Forest.  670 Acres.  40% Contained. Incident Cooperators:  CALFIRE, USFS, North Shore Fire District, Lake County Sheriff’s Office and CHP. 270 Personnel.  26 Fire Engines.  18 Fire Crews. 4 Helicopters. 3 Dozers.  4 Water Tenders.

GASQUET COMPLEX.  Multiple Ignited Lightning Fires Within The Gasquet Ranger District.  694 Acres.  28,614 Acres. 45%

Bear Fire with boats

Boats at local marina in the Bear Fire. [Photo Credit: Justus Barton]

Contained. Fires in complex:  Bear Fire:  10,666.  43% Contained.  Peak Fire:  11,366 Acres.  9% Contained. Coon Fire:  5684 Acres. 100% Contained.  Feeder Fire:  898 Acres.  100% Contained.

MAD RIVER COMPLEX.  Ruth Lake and Mad River communities. Start 7/30/15. Lightning caused. 37,462 Acres. 100% contained.  108 Personnel.  Fires in this Complex:  Pickett Fire:  10,985 Acres.  Lassic Fire:  18,198 Acres.  Gobbler Fire:  8279 Acres. [Last Update]

NICKOWITZ FIRE.  Nickowitz Peak.  Start 8/1/15.  Lightning caused.  57 Personnel. 6881 Acres. 70% Contained. Containment lines holding.  Mop-up operations to continue.

RIVER COMPLEX.  New River Drainage near the communities of Dailey Ranch, Hoboken and Denny.  Multiple Wildfires.  Start

Bridge wrapped with a fire resistant wrap on the River Complex

Bridge wrapping on the River Complex. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

7/30/15.  Lightning caused.  291 Personnel.  71,332 Acres. 52% Contained.  Continue with patrolling and containment lines.

ROUGH FIRE.  2.5 miles to the southwest of Spanish Mountain

USFS Mules assigned to the North side of the Rough Fire [where there are roadless areas] Courtesy: Inciweb

and 5 miles North of Hume Lake.  Start 7/31/15.  Lightning caused.  2038 Personnel.  84,070 Acres.  25% Containment.

Feather River Hotshots Firing Operations Route 60. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

SOUTH COMPLEX.  Hyampom, south of 299 along the 60 Road.  Start 7/30/15.  Lightning.  316 Personnel.  29,395 Acres.  89% Contained.

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WA ACTIVE WILDFIRES | SIT REPS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

We’ve been a little busy, so we apologize for us missing Thursday.  Here is Friday’s SitRep.

ALDER LAKE: 7 mi S of Eatonville. . Lightning caused. Started 7/26/15. 143 Personnel. 280 Acres. 17% contained. Burn-out operations being conducted.

ICP at sunset courtesy of Larry Bickel

Alder Lake ICP at Sunset. [Photo Credit: Larry Bickel]

CARPENTER ROAD FIRE: 35 mi NW of Spokane; N and E of Carpenter Road and Mudget Lake Road. Cause still unknown but under investigation. 64,903 Acres [estimated].  55% Containment.  988 Personnel including 29 Crews, 5 Helicopters, 68 Engines [Wildland & Structural], 22 Dozers, 20 Water Tenders, 3 Masticators.

Work in Division B while on the Carpenter Road Fire.

Work in Division B by Summit FD Firefighters from Arizona on the Carpenter Road Fire. [Credit: Carlos Luna]

CHELAN COMPLEX [Merged into the OKANOGAN COMPLEX]: 1 mile S of Chelan. Cause unknown.  Complex includes:  Reach Fire, Black Canyon Fire, McFarland Creek Fire, Cagle Fire and Antoine Fire.  Start 8/14/15 @ 0500 Hours PDT.  659 Personnel.  93,896 Acres. 75% Contained. Continuing to patrol & hold containment lines. With low humidity, warmer temps – fire expected to spread to the West.

COUGAR CREEK FIRE: 6 mi NW of Glenwood. Lightning caused.  Start 8/10/15 @ 1800 Hours PDT. 550 Personnel.  53,462 Acres. 62% Contained. Continuing to building containment lines on the North and West portions of the fire. BAER Team has arrived, assessing burned areas and what is needed for fire.

KETTLE COMPLEX: 26 mi NW of Colville. Colville National Forest, private, DNR.  Fire personnel working these fires are from 30 states (including WA) and BC Columbia Canada. Previously report of 1 home destroyed is now being reported as no injuries or

Photo of firefighter cutting a tree.

Professional Tree faller removing hazardous trees along Boulder Creek on the Kettle Complex. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

homes destroyed.  991 Personnel. 76,864 Acres. 43% Contained.  East flank is in Unified Command with BC Wildfire Service [Stickpin Fire].  Firefighters still working on other fires in this Complex: Stickpin Fire, Graves Mtn Fire, Roy Fire and Renner Fires.

NORTH STAR FIRE:  25 miles N of Coulee Dam. Human caused. 1219 Personnel. 207,641 Acres. 30% Contained. Fire still active. Some areas mop-up operations occurring. Other areas is in an extended attack.

A view of the grounds at the Omak ICP

Omak ICP on the North Star Fire. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

OKANOGAN COMPLEX [Merged into the CHELAN COMPLEX]: 7-11 miles NE and NW of Omak.

Okanogan Complex Stats: 

1107 Personnel. 16 Crews. 72 Engines. 11 Dozers. 21 Water Tenders. 9 Helicopters. 148,780 Acres. 60% Containment. $32.433M Cost-to-Date. 7 Injuries. 123 Residences burned. Fires in Complex:  Lime Belt Fire:  132,838 Acres. 55% Contained.

Fire crew is seen with fuel can filling drip torches.

Fire Crew preparing for Burnout Operations. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

Twisp Fire:  11,222 Acres.  98% Containment. Nine Mile Fire:  4720 Acres. 98% Containment. | Chelan Complex Stats:  659 Personnel. 93,896 Acres. 75% Contained. $15.9M Cost-to-Date. 23 Homes burned. 9 Injuries. 11 Crews.  42 Engines. 5 Dozers. 14 Water Tenders.

[Editor’s Note:  “Thank You to all firefighters, both Wildland and Structure for your tireless efforts, dedication, commitment and most of all saving lives and property.  For the remaining crews, please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.  #EveryoneGoesHome.”]

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WA ACTIVE WILDFIRES | SIT REPS | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2015

Here are the morning SitReps for Washington State Fires this Saturday.

Mop up on Alder Lake Fire courtesy of Fred Way

Conducting mop-up operations on the Alder Lake Fire. [Photo Courtesy: Fred Way]

ALDER LAKE: 7 mi S of Eatonville. . Lightning caused. Started 7/26/15. 126 Personnel. 275 Acres. 17% contained. Burn-out operations being conducted.

Chance of showers during the next operational period are expected.

CARPENTER ROAD FIRE: 35 mi NW of Spokane; N and E of Carpenter Road and Mudget Lake Road. Cause still unknown but under investigation. Timber and grass. 870 Personnel.

Night on the line

Night on the Fire Line on the Carpenter Road Fire [Courtesy: Inciweb]

65,346 Acres. 45% Contained.  Continued structure protection, build lines and pick up stops.  HAZMAT Identification will continue.

CHELAN COMPLEX [Merged into the OKANOGAN COMPLEX]: 1 mile S of Chelan. Cause unknown. Complex includes:  Reach Fire, Black Canyon Fire, McFarland Creek Fire, Cagle Fire and Antoine Fire.  Start 8/14/15 @ 0500 Hours PDT.  688 Personnel.  93,694 Acres. 55% Contained. Continuing to patrol & hold containment lines. Due to rough conditions, North side of fire proving to be difficult for firefighters, as steep hillsides and unlevel footing.

–> First Creek Fire: 6800 Acres. 33% contained. Threatened: 420 single residences, 73 multi-unit residences, 63 minor other structures. Damaged: 22 commercial structures. Destroyed: 12 Homes. 7 other structures. 265 Personnel. 9 Crews. 22 Engines.

–> Wolverine Fire: 3 mi NW of Lucerne. Start 6/29/15. Lightning. Threatened: 121 single homes, 80 mixed, 75 minor structures and 12 non-residential commercial structures. Fuels: Timber, brush. 226 Personnel. 1 Crew. 1 Helicopter. 17 Engines. 64,849 Acres. 29% contained.

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Military Helicopter on the Colville Complex Fire. [Photo Credit: Ricky and Diana Blakesley]

COLVILLE COMPLEX: 10 miles radius of Kettle Falls. Stevens and Ferry Counties. Human caused. Includes the Gold Hill and the Marble Valley Fires.  Start 8/14/15 @ 1645 Hours PDT. No cause listed. 431 Personnel.  11,522 Acres. 96% Contained. Currently in mop-up operations. [ This is the last update ]

 

COUGAR CREEK FIRE: 6 mi NW of Glenwood. Lightning caused.  Start 8/10/15 @ 1800 Hours PDT. 538 Personnel.  53,162 Acres. 60% Contained. On Tuesday, 9 North Cascades Smokejumpers were inserted into

A photo from the 255 road. Fire is seen burning in timber and grass in half of the photo, and smoke and fire is seen in the other half of the photo.

Burnout operations on the 255 Road/Cougar Creek. [Photo Credit: Amanda Hildenbrand]

Division V [N of Mt Adams] as this is the critical location near the fire.  The conditions are very steep and dangerous. Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team 3 (SCIIMT3) took command of the Cougar Creek Fire as of 8/31/2015 at 0600

KETTLE COMPLEX: 26 mi NW of Colville. Colville National Forest, private, DNR.  Fire personnel working these fires are from 30 states (including Washington) and British Columbia Canada. Previously report of 1 home destroyed is now being reported as no injuries or homes destroyed.  1093 Personnel. 76,216 Acres. 17% Contained. PNW Team 2 assumed command of the HOPPS Helibase at 0600 PDT on 9/1/15.

Firefighters cooling a hot section during a burn out process.

When conducting a burnout operation, firefighters keep the fire from creating enough heat to throw spots across the line. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

Fires in Complex

  • Stickpin Fire: 54,370 Acres. 20% Contained.
  • Graves Mtn Fire: 8617 Acres.  80% Contained.
  • Roy Fire: 120 Acres. 80% Contained.
  • Renner Fires:  13,109 Acres.  15% Contained.

Red Cross Shelters:

  • Grace Evangelical Free Church, 851 S. Miner St., Colville
  • American Legion, 1057 Highway 395 N, Kettle Falls
  • Inchelium Community Health Center, 39 Shortcut Road, Inchelium, WA.

NORTH STAR FIRE: 25 miles N of Coulee Dam. Human caused. 1044 Acres. 205,331 Acres. 25% Contained. 30-40% chance of increased humidity and winds gusting to 25 mph are expecting. Continued structure protection is in process.  The Fire perimeter is 194 miles long, which is the distance from Spokane to Yakima.  An earthquake 4.3M was

North Star Fire August 15, 2015

The North Star Fire on August 15, 2015. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

recorded occurring yesterday.

OKANOGAN COMPLEX [Merged into the CHELAN COMPLEX]: 7-11 miles NE and NW of Omak. This is being managed by the CAL IM Team #5. Lightning caused. Destroyed: 94 homes, 63 other structures. Fuels: Timber and short grass.1253 Personnel.  147,979 Acres. 45% Contained. Continued fire suppression efforts indirectly and direct. Cooperating Partners:  WA DNR, Okanagon-Wenatchee NF, BLM-Spokane District, Colville Agency, Conconully Fire Department and Okanogan Fire Districts 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 16.

Structure protection

Structure Protection on the Okanogan Complex, taken on August 21, 2015. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

Other fires included in this Complex:

  • Lime Belt Fire. 132,037 Acres. 35% Contained.
  • Twisp River Fire.  11,222 Acres.  98% Contained.
  • Nine Mile Fire. 4720 Acres. 98% Contained.

TUCANNON FIRE:  20 miles E of Dayton.  Started 8/29/15 @ 0930 PDT . 149 Personnel.  2630 Acres.  70% Contained.

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ACTIVE WILDFIRES | IDAHO Sit Reps | Sunday, August 30, 2015

Due to the high number of fires in each State, we are breaking them down once again.  Here are fires occurring in the State of Idaho.

The wildlife is returning to the Clearwater Complex burn area.

Wildfire returned to burned area on the Clearwater Complex / Lawyer Fire scorched area. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

AVERY COMPLEX:  Southeastern portion of St. Joe Ranger District. Start 8/11/15. Lightning. 3 separate wildfires managed together.134 Personnel.  5148 Acres.

  • Marble Fire
  • Breezy Fire
  • Crater Fire

BLUE FIRE:  Start 6/27/15. Lightning. 4 miles SE of Dixie. 336 Acres. 90% Contained.

BOBCAT FIRE:  15 miles north of Salmon, ID on the Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. Start 8/14/15 @ 1600 hours. Lightning. 33 Personnel. 237 Acres. 90% contained. Firefighters continue to look for hot spots.

Filling pumpkin

Pumpkin filling [Water filling]. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

CLARK FORK COMPLEX:  6 miles NE and 9 mi. S of Clark Fork, Idaho; 5 mi. N of Noxon, MT.  Start 8/13/15. Lightning. 370 Personnel. 14,965 Acres.

  • Scotchman Peak:  IDP
  • Whitetail Fire:  IDP
  • Marten Creek Fire: IDP
  • Sawtooth Fire:  KNF
  • Napoleon Fir:  KNF
  • Government Fire:  KNF

IDP = Idaho Panhandle.  KNF = Kootenai National Forest

CLEARWATER-MUNICIPAL-MOTORWAY N COMPLEX:

Clearwater Complex:  Most of the Complex is adjacent to Kamiah, ID. Other fire locations are in the vicinity of Kooskia, Craigmont, Ruebens, Greer, Woodland, and Harrisburg.  Start 8/10/15. Lightning.  607 Personnel.  67,992 Acres. 75% contained.

Two firefighters stand outside their trucks after a rough day

TN Firefighters on the Clark Fork Complex Fire. [Credit: Bill Rosch]

Municipal Complex-Jay Point-Boulder Fires:  Numerous fires 10 miles east of Kooskia, 4 miles east of Pierce, 1 mile north of Syringa. Start 8/14/15.  Lightning. 574  Personnel. 82,956 total Acres. 75% contained.

  • Jay Point Fire :  1.5 mi W of Powell, 1 mi downriver from Powell Power Station on the Clearwater NF.   Detected 8/17/15. Dry Lightning caused. Jay Point Lkout has been burned. 106 Personnel. 3753 Acres. 10% contained.
  • Woodrat Fire 1  mile N and W of the community of Syringa. Start 8/14/15. Lightning caused. 5140 Acres.
  • Lawyer 2 Fire:  41,915 Acres. 60% Contained.
  • Municipal Fire:  1770 Acres. 90% Contained.
  • Fisher Fire:  18,889 Acres. 90% Contained.
  • Green Fire:  1028 Acres. 0% Contained.
  • Lolo Fire:  6200 Acres. 60% Contained.
  • Old Greer Fire:  73 Acres. 97% Contained.
  • Pete Forks Fire:  5300 Acres. 0% Contained.
Firefighters Mop Up

Firefighters in Mop-up Operations mode on the Rapid Fire. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

  • Mussellshell Creek Fire:  788 Acres. 40% Contained.
  • LostHat Fire:  65 Acres. 0% Contained.
  • Footrot Fire:  108 Acres. 0% Contained.
  • Yoosa Fire:  313 Acres. 0% Contained.
  • Snowy Summit Fire:  5134 Acres.  0% Contained.

COUGAR FIRE:   3 mi SW of Warm Lake and 20 mi NE of Cascade. Start 8/13/15 Lightning. 162 Personnel. 1237 Acres. 92% Contained.

Arizona Paramedics at the ready

AZ Medics on the Clark Fork Complex. [Credit: Bill Rosch]

ELEVEN MILE FIRE:  17 mi W of Challis, in the Yankee Fork Drainage in the Challis-Yankee For Ranger Dist on the Salmon Challis NF. Start 8/24/15.  Lightning. 383. Personnel. 9,641 Acres.  3% contained.

GRIZZLY COMPLEX: In the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River drainage, near Grizzly Peak. Consists 16 fires in Complex.  Start 8/10/15.  Lightning. 183 Personnel. 16,232 Acres.

LARKIN COMPLEX:  30 miles northeast of Pierce. Start 8/17/15. Lightning. Consists of 14 fires. 4993 Acres.  Active fires in this complex are listed below:

  • Snow Creek Fire:  2300 Acres
  • Wolf 2 Fire:  981 Acres.
  • Heather Fire:  1368 Acres.
large red hlicopter

Kmax Helicopter Working Bull River Area on the Clark Fork Complex. [Credit: Peter Hammond, Photographer]

  • Minnesaka Fire:  226 Acres.
  • Roaring Fire:  102 Acres.
  • Platinum Fire:  Start 8/29/15. 4 Acres.

LAST INCH FIRE:  Start 8/12/15 by Lightning. 12 mi E of Clarkia. 97 Personnel. 712 Acres. 56% Contained.

LOCHSA SOUTH COMPLEX:  Start 8/15/15. Lightning. South side of the Lochsa River drainage from Warm Springs to the Selway River. Consists of 12 fires.8/15/15. Lightning.

  • Sponge Fire:  3000 Acres. Threatening Gold Meadows Cabins and Fish Lake Airstrip Cabins. Structure protection to go into effect when firefighter safety is reached.
A large smoke cloud rises in the connection

Plume smoke from nearby community of the Wash Fire. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

  • Airstrip Fire:  980 Acres.Threatening Gold Meadows Cabins and Fish Lake Airstrip Cabins. Structure protection to go into effect when firefighter safety is reached.
  • Grit Fire:  402 Acres.
  • Lone Knob Fire:  Fire is up drainage approx 1 mi from Wilderness Gateway Campground & an Outfitter area along Hwy 12.  401 Acres. Evacuations in effect.
  • Fire Creek:  400 Acres.
Night photo of burnout operations.

Night burnout operations on the Woodrat Fire. [Photo Credit: Kyle Miller, Wyoming IHC]

MIDDLE FORK COMPLEX FIRES:  North Fork Ranger District. Start 8/11/15. Lightning. 5199 Acres. Unknown personnel, containment status.  Firefighters are patrolling by foot and boat in the corridor. Letting fire burn naturally. .

SELWAY COMPLEX 2015:  4 miles WNW and 7 miles NE of Elk City. Start 8/10/15.  Lightning. 283 Personnel. 36,463 Acres.

Large orange water container

Portable water tank on the Cougar Fire. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

  • Baldy [ID] Fire:  14 Miles WNW of Elk City. Start 8/10/15.  Lightning. 289 Personnel. 2340 Acres. 9% contained. Threatening homes in the Elk City area.
  • Elk City Fire:  2340 Acres.
  • Wash Fire:  8 mi E of Lowell. About 5 mi E of houses on the Selway River. Start 8/13/15.  Lightning. 33,775 Acres.

PARKER RIDGE:  Top of Parker Ridge, NW of Bonners and 7 mi SW of Porthill. Start 7/29/15. Lightning. 82 Personnel. 6252 Acres. 27% contained.

RAPID FIRE:  2 mi SE of McCall, Idaho, E of Jug Handle Mtn. Start 8/14/15. Lightning. 183 Personnel. 6954 Acres. 40% Contained.

Lone Peak Hotshot Crew on the Rapid Fire. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

SLIDE FIRE:  7 1/4 mi E of Lowell. 3 mi East of the homes on the Selway River. Start 8/13/15. 17,154 Acres. Lightning. 148 Personnel. 40% Contained.

RED RIVER COMPLEX:  Southern portion of the Red River Ranger District including two Wilderness Areas. Start 8/17/15  Lightning. 11,800 Acres. No # of personnel or containment status. Structure Protection in effect for Cook Ranch, Mallard Creek Ranch, Green Mountain Lookout and Bargamin Creek Bridge. Active Fires in this Complex are:

    • Slaughter Fire:  100 – 150 estimated Acres.Located 3.5 miles W of Concord in the Gospel Hump Wilderness. Fire is not staffed at this time.
    • Lone Park-Crown Fires:  10,000 Acres. Located S of Magruder Rd [#468]. Has slopped over the rd to N of the vicinity of 14 Mile Trailhead.
    • Rattlesnake Fire:  2000 Acres approximately. Has burned upriver to approx to Rattlesnake Point/deeper into Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.
    • Noble Fire:  1000 Acres. Fire moved into S end of Mallard Creek Ranch. Threatening the Cook and Mallard Ranches. Both are Level 3 Evacuations.
Helispot near the fire line

Blue Fire Helispot. [Photo Credit: Jim Hammons]

    • Little Green Fire: 1500 Acres. Located NW of Green Mountain Lookout.
    • Deadwood Fire: 120 Acres. Near Summit Flats.  100% containment. In patrol status.

SCURVY MOUNTAIN FIRE:  28 miles east and northeast of Pierce. Started 8/21/15 @ 1130. Lightning. 381 Acres.

SNOW PEAK COMPLEX:  20 miles Southeast of Avery. Start 8/17/15. Lightning. 1658 Acres. Fire being monitored by aviation resources.

TEPEE SPRINGS FIRE:  Located in the area of Tepee Springs and Hazard Creek. 20 mi S of Riggins, Idaho; on E side of Hwy 95. 22 mi NW of McCall and N of Goose Lake. Start 8/12/15 @ 0730. Lightning.  813 Personnel.  30,000 Acres [accurate mapping due to favorable weather conditions]. 25% contained.

Aerial photo of Blue Fire

Aerial shot of the Blue Fire. [Photo Credit: Dave Van Natter]

ALERT! Community Meeting –> 8/30/15 Sunday @ Riggins HS @ 1800 Hours.

Evacuation Info:  ID County Sheriff’s Office. 800-922-9141 or Adams County Sheriff’s Office.  208-253-4227.

WILDERNESS COMPLEX:    Selway-Bitteroot Wilderness. Consists of 8 fires. Start 8/21/15. Lightning. 8 Personnel. 14,900 Acres.

Firefighters

MT Firefighters. [Photo Credit: Dave Van Natter]

  • Roll Creek Fire:  7800 Acres.
  • Rock Point Fire:  250 Acres.
  • Meeker Fire:  2400 Acres.
  • Baily Fire:  1500 Acres.
  • Army Mule Fire:  2100 Acres.
  • Wahoo Fire:  650 Acres.

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WA ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AM SIT REPS | SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015

Here are the morning SitReps for Washington State Fires this Saturday.

ALDER LAKE: 7 mi S of Eatonville. . Lightning caused. Started 7/26/15. 119 Personnel. 3 Crews. 7 Engines. Threatened: 15 residences & 20 minor structures, 253 acres. 10% contained.  Weather conditions:  66F. Mostly cloudy. Tonight’s forecast: Tonight – Rain. Thunder possible. Low 52 °F (11.1 °C). Winds S at 10 to 15 mph (16.1 to 24.1 kph). Chance of rain 100%.

Alder Lake Fire from Air 08-18-2015

Aeria shot of Alder Lake on August 18, 2015. [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

CARPENTER ROAD FIRE: 35 mi NW of Spokane; N and E of Carpenter Road and Mudget Lake Road. Cause still unknown but under investigation. Timber and grass. Structure protection overnight. Threatened: 600 structures and residences; 5 commercial properties & 160 other structures. 590 Personnel. 12 Crews. 52 Engines. Fire Assessment of significant growth on fire yesterday. Containment status changed from 25% to 20%. Current weather conditions [1000PDT]: 74F.  Today’s Forecast: A mix of clouds and sun with gusty winds. High around 80 °F (26.7 °C). Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph (32.2 to 48.3 kph). Tonight’s Forecast:  Tonight – Partly cloudy skies. Low around 55 °F (12.8 °C). Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph (16.1 to 24.1 kph).  Air Quality: Rated poor. Smoke from fires will be in the area. An Alert has been issued.

CHELAN COMPLEX: 1 mile S of Chelan. Cause unknown. 91,502 Total Acres. 52% contained. Threatened: 1330 structures, 150 commercial structures, 650 minor structures. Destroyed: 21 homes, 23 minor structures. Fuels: Short grass, brush, timber . 956 Personnel, 22 Crews, 8 Helicopters, 58 Engines. Plans are in the making to relocate ICP currently at Chelan Falls State to Confluence State Park to streamline, create more efficient usuage of area resources. Winds are due to significantly pick up, potentially testing the already in place containment lines.

ALERT! Community Meeting Tonight! –> August 29 [Saturday] at 7:00pm at the Performing Arts Center, Chelan High School, 215 W. Webster Way, Chelan, WA. Weather Conditions:  72F. Cloudy.  Expected:  Isolated Thunderstorms for the area. An air quality alert has been issued for the area.

–> First Creek Fire: 6800 Acres. 33% contained. Threatened: 420 single residences, 73 multi-unit residences, 63 minor other structures. Damaged: 22 commercial structures. Destroyed: 12 Homes. 7 other structures. 265 Personnel. 9 Crews. 22 Engines.

–> Wolverine Fire: 3 mi NW of Lucerne. Start 6/29/15. Lightning. Threatened: 121 single homes, 80 mixed, 75 minor structures and 12 non-residential commercial structures. Fuels: Timber, brush. 226 Personnel. 1 Crew. 1 Helicopter. 17 Engines. 64,849 Acres. 29% contained.

COLVILLE COMPLEX: 10 miles radius of Kettle Falls. Stevens and Ferry Counties. Human caused. Threatened: 294 residences & 155 other structures. Damaged: 22 homes. Destroyed: 2 homes, 16 other structures. Timber, grass, brush. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. 472 Personnel. 11 Crews. 31 Engines. 11,350 Acres.. 48% containment.  Current weather conditions [1000 PDT]. 73F and partly cloudy.

–> Gold Hill Fire: 95% contained.
–> Marble Valley Fire: 96% contained

COUGAR CREEK FIRE: 6 mi NW of Glenwood. Lightning caused. Threatened: 10 homes. 483 Personnel. 9 Crews. 6 Helicopters. 26 Engines. 52,700 Acres. 25% contained. Brush, grass, timber. Favorable conditions, firefighters made progress on fire.

KANISKU COMPLEX: 35 mi E of Colville, 15 mi NW of Newport. Lightning caused. Threatened: 218 homes, 1038 commercial along with 490 minor structures. 765 Personnel. 17 Crews. 3 Helicopters. 21 Engines. Fuels: Timber and old logging slash. 19,863 Acres. 10% containment. Firefighters worked on strengthening lines. Wind advisory for the area:  See NOAA alert @ http://weather.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iwszone3

ALERT! Community Meeting Tonight! –> Sunday, August 29, 2015 @7:30pm. Priest Lake Elementary, 28047 ID-57, Priest River, ID.
–> Baldy: 515 ac. 80% contained.
— > Grease Creek: 75 ac. 0% contained.
–> Onata Creek: 300 ac. 0% contained.
–> Hall Mtn: 20 ac. 0% contained.
-> Slate Creek: 1 ac. 0% contained.
–> S Fork State Trail – D5. 10 ac. 0% containment.

KETTLE COMPLEX: 26 mi NW of Colville. Colville National Forest, private, DNR. 971 Personnel. 15 Crews. 3 Helicopters. 66 Engines. Threatened: 2600 homes. 70 mixed commercial & residential. Destroyed: 1 home.17% total.

Red Cross Shelters:

  • Grace Evangelical Free Church, 851 S. Miner St., Colville
  • American Legion, 1057 Highway 395 N, Kettle Falls
  • Inchelium Community Health Center, 39 Shortcut Road, Inchelium, WA.
    –> Stickpin Fire: 53,469 Acres.
    –> Graves Mtn Fire: 1200 Acres. 15% contained.
    –> Roy Fire: No data.
    –> Renner Fires: 12,495 Acres.
    –> Marble Valley Fire: 50 mi NW of Spokane. 3087 ac. 85% containment.

NORTH STAR FIRE: 25 miles N of Coulee Dam. Human caused. Threatened: 3,000 homes. 225 commercial & 1,000 other structures. 943 Personnel. 13 Crews. 3 Helicopters. 63 Engines. Fuels: Timber, heavy logging slash, grass. 192,900 ac. 22% contained. Current Weather conditions:  67F with haze in the sky. Expectations for the winds to pick up are great.

OKANOGAN COMPLEX: 7-11 miles NE and NW of Omak. Lightning. Threatened: 5140 single residences. Destroyed: 94 homes, 63 other structures. Fuels: Timber and short grass. 1918 Personnel. 34 Crews. 7 Helicopters. 184 Engines. 302,225 Acres. 23% contained.  Current weather conditions are 67F but high expected to 80F.  High winds are expected today.

UPPER SKAGIT COMPLEX: Directly North of the town of Newhalem. Lightning. Threatened: 88 mixed commercial/residential. Damaged: 2 commercial structures. Fuels: Timber & short grass. 142 Personnel. 2 Crews. 2 Helicopters. 4 Engines. 7978 Acres. 61% containment. Weather Conditions: Fair with temps in 66F [currently @ 1010PDT]. Humdity is 68%. Winds currently 21mph from the SE.  Tonight’s forecast:  Rain/Snow mixed near 8500 ft elevation with no accumulations expected. Yes, that’s right – SNOW!

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U.S. WILDFIRES | By State| August 29, 2015 Saturday

CALIFORNIA

CABIN FIRE:  8 mi NE of Camp Nelson in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia NF. Start 7/19/15. Lightning. 32 Personnel. 6980 Acres. 96% contained.

Red River Complex Fire [Rattlesnake Fire]. Photo Courtesy: Inciweb

CUESTA FIRE:  East of SR101 between San Luis Obispo and Santa Margarita. Start 8/16/15. Car Fire. 434 Personnel. 2446 Acres. 100% contained.

DEMOCRAT FIRE:  Democrat Gulch, west of Weaverville. Start 8/25/15 @ 1408PDT. Cause unknown. 514 Personnel. 25 Engines. 22 Crews. 3 Dozers. 11 Water Tenders. 128 Acres. 85% contained.

FORK COMPLEX:  Community of Hayfork. Start 7/30/15. Lightning. 294 Personnel. 36,499 Acres. 97% contained.

GASQUET FIRE:  Gasquet Ranger District. Start 8/3/15 Lightning. 755 Personnel. 23,542 Acres. 27% containment.

–> Coon Fire:  5657 Acres. 74% containment.

–> Peak Fire:  9663 Acres. 5% contained.

–>  Bear Fire:  7324 Acres. 14% contained.

–> Feeder Fire:  898 Acres. 100% contained.

HORSE FIRE:  Saddle Mountain Road, 6 miles NE Shelter Cove. Start 8/18/15 @1830 PDT.  Cause under investigation. 499 Personnel. 16 Fire Engines. 14 Crews. 4 Helicopters. 1 Dozer. 6 Water Tenders. 148 Acres. 96% contained. In mop-up mode.

A dozer begins to work.

Dozer Operations. [Photo Credit: Brad Clark]

MAD RIVER COMPLEX:  2.5 mi to the SW of Spanish Mtn & 5 mi N of Hume Lake. Start 7/30/15. Lightning. 288 Personnel. 37,278 Acres. 88% contained.

NICKOWITZ FIRE:  Nickowitz Peak. Start 8/1/15. Lightning. 273 Personnel. 6631 Acres. 55% contained.

RIVER COMPLEX:  New River Drainage near the communities of Dailey Ranch, Hoboken and Denny. Start 7/30/15. Lightning. 531 Personnel. 67,225 Acres. 29% contained.

ROUTE COMPLEX:  Mad River,Dinsmore, Hyampom. Start 7/30/15. Lightning. 657 Personnel. 35,674 Acres. 93% contained.

Falls Creek Fire Aug 25th

Falls Creek Fire / OR [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

ROUGH FIRE:  2.5 miles to the southwest of Spanish Mountain and 5 miles North of Hume Lake. Start 7/31/15. Lightning. Fuels:  Timber, chaparral, tall grass. 2033 Personnel. 60,238 Acres. 25% containment.

SOUTH COMPLEX:  Hyampom, south of 299 along the 60 Road. Start 7/30/15. Lightning. 605 Personnel. 29,275 Acres. 65% contained.

SUMMIT FIRE:  near Snow Summit Mountain Resort, south of Big Bear Lake. Start 8/23/15. Cause unknown. 118 Personnel. 55 Acres. 85% contained.

TEXAS FIRE:   Lytle Creek Road x Glen Helen Pkwy.  Start: 8/28/15 0947. Cause unknown. Chaparral. 1 Acre. 0% contained.

IDAHO

BALDY [ID] FIRE:  14 Miles WNW of Elk City. Start 8/10/15.  Lightning. 283 Personnel. 2220 Acres. 9% contained.

plane scoops up water

Plane scoops up water on the Carpenter Road Fire [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

BOBCAT FIRE:  15 miles north of Salmon, ID on the Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. Start 8/14/15 @ 1600 hours. Lightning. 41 Personnel. 237 Acres. 80% contained.

CAMPBELL FIRE:  In the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, 10 miles southeast of Dixie. Start 8/13/15. Lightning. 29 Personnel. 6720 Acres. Unknown % of containment status.

CLARK FORK COMPLEX:  6 miles NE and 9 mi. S of Clark Fork, Idaho; 5 mi. N of Noxon, MT.  Start 8/13/15. Lightning. 323 Personnel. 13,762 Acres. 35% contained.

CLEARWATER COMPLEX:  Most of the Complex is adjacent to Kamiah, ID. Other fire locations are in the vicinity of Kooskia, Craigmont, Ruebens, Greer, Woodland, and Harrisburg.  Start 8/10/15. Lightning.  607 Personnel.  67,992 Acres. 75% contained.

Smoke Collumn

Smoke column on the Carpenter Road Fire [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

COUGAR FIRE:   3 mi SW of Warm Lake and 20 mi NE of Cascade. Start 8/13/15 Lightning. 329 Personnel. 1237 Acres. 81% contained.

ELEVEN MILE FIRE:  15 miles west of Challis, in the Yankee Fork Drainage.  Start 8/24/15.  Lightning. 227 Personnel. 8,000 Acres. No % on containment status.

FISHER FIRE:  7 mi N of Craigmont in the Big Canyon area. Start 8/12/15. Lightning. 132 Personnel. 21,640 Acres. 75% containment.

GRIZZLY COMPLEX: In the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River drainage, near Grizzly Peak.  Start 8/10/15.  Lightning. 181 Personnel. 15,703 Acres. Unknown Personnel or containment status.

Smoke Collumn

Smoke billows from the mountainside on the Carpenter Road Fire [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

LARKIN COMPLEX:  30 miles northeast of Pierce. Start 8/17/15. Lightning. Unknown Personnel or containment status. 4988 Acres.

LOCHSA SOUTH COMPLEX:  South side of the Lochsa River drainage from Warm Springs to the Selway River. Start 8/15/15. Lightning. 5535 Acres. No status on # of personnel or containment status.

MIDDLE FORK COMPLEX FIRES:  North Fork Ranger District. Start 8/11/15. Lightning. 5115 Acres. Unknown personnel, containment status.

MOTORWAY COMPLEX:  Numerous fires 10 miles east of Kooskia, 4 miles east of Pierce, 1 mile north of Syringa. Start 8/14/15.  Lightning. 429 Personnel. 30,974 total Acres. 2% contained.

The moon in the sky visible during night burnout operations.

Moonlight and night burnout operations [Photo Credit: Kyle Miller Wyoming IHC]

–> Jay Point Fire:  1.5 mi W of Powell, 1 mi downriver from Powell Power Station.   Detected 8/17/15. Lightning caused. 148 Personnel. 3753 Acres. 0% contained.

Sunset on the Motorway Complex.

unset on the Motorway Complex. Photo taken on 08/24/15 [Photo Credit: by Kevin Korbel]

MUNICIPAL COMPLEX FIRE:   Clearwater, Lewis and Nez Perce Counties. Start 8/18/15. Human caused. 607 Personnel. 67,992 Acres. 75% contained.

NEW SELWAY 2015 FIRE:  4 miles WNW and 7 miles NE of Elk City. Start 8/10/15.  Lightning. 283 Personnel. 31,691 Acres. 0% containment.

PARKER RIDGE:  7 mi SW of Porthill. Start 7/29/15. Lightning. 82 Personnel. 6252 Acres. 27% contained.

RAPID FIRE:  2 mi SE of McCall, Idaho, E of Jug Handle Mtn. Start 8/14/15. Lightning. 314 Personnel. 5869 Acres. 37% Contained.

–>  Slide Fire:  7 1/4 mi E of Lowell. 3 mi East of the homes on the Selway River. Start 8/13/15. 9953 Acres. Lightning. 148 Personnel.

RED RIVER COMPLEX:  Southern portion of the Red River Ranger District including two Wilderness Areas. Start 8/17/15  Lightning. 11,800 Acres. No # of personnel or containment status.

SCURVY MTN FIRE:  28 miles east and northeast of Pierce. Started 8/21/15 @ 1130. Lightning. 381 Acres.  Unknown personnel & containment status.

TEPEE SPRINGS FIRE:  Located in the area of Tepee Springs and Hazard Creek. 20 mi S of Riggins, Idaho; on E side of Hwy 95. 22 mi NW of McCall and N of Goose Lake. Start 8/12/15 @ 0730. Lightning.  710 Personnel.  40,665 Acres. 30% contained.

Night Ops

Danger lurks in the darkness on the Carpenter Road Fire [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

TOWER FIRE:  Wildfire On The Pend Oreille Divide With Fire On Both The Colville And Idaho Panhandle National Forests. Start 8/11/15. Lightning. 755 Personnel. 16,335 Acres. 10% containment.

WASH FIRE:  8 mi E of Lowell. About 5 mi E of houses on the Selway River. Start 8/13/15.  Lightning. 31,608 Acres. Unknown status or personnel assigned.

WILDERNESS COMPLEX:    Selway-Bitteroot Wilderness. Start 8/21/15. Lightning. 8 Personnel. 14,900 Acres. 1% contained.

WOODRAT FIRE:  1  mile N and W of the community of Syringa. Start 8/14/15. Lightning caused. 4654 Acres. 2% contained.

Night photo of burnout operations.

Burnout operations on the southeast side of the Woodrat Fire on 08/22/15. [Photo Credit: Kyle Miller Wyoming IHC]

MONTANA

BEAR LAKE FIRE:  1/2 north of Bear Lake in the West Pioneer Mountains near Wisdom. Start 8/20/15.  Lightning. 200 Personnel. 4117 Acres. Unknown status.

GOAT ROCK COMPLEX:  SW of Libby. Start 8/20/15. Lightning. 78 Personnel. 4492 Acres. 0 % containment.

LITTLE JOE FIRE:  7 miles southwest of St. Regis on the Superior Ranger District. Start Unknown.  Lightning. 120 Acres. 17 Firefighters.

Little Joe Mtn. [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

MOUNT SILCOX FIRE:  North of Silcox Peak on the main ridge at over 6,000 feet elevation. Detected by helicopter working on another nearby fire.  Start 8/25/15. No threats to structures. High elevation Fire. Approx 60 acres.

MORRELL COMPLEX:  7 mi N of Seeley Lake. Start 8/14/15. Lightning. 211 Personnel. 795 Acres. 50% contained.

REYNOLDS CREEK FIRE:  4.4 miles East of Logan Pass.  Start 7/21/15. Cause under Investigation. 4850 Acres. 90% containment.

Structure protect group at nght near potentially threatened structures

A Structure protection group patrolling on the night shift during the Okanogan Complex Fires in WA. [Photo Credit: Jeremiah Mushen]

SPOTTED BEAR DISTRICT FIRES:   22 fires. 0% containment. 3566 Acres. Start 8/10/15. Lightning. Located in Spotted Bear Ranger District in the Flathead National Forest..

SQUEEZER FIRE:  Squeezer Ridge north of Swan Peak.  Detected 8/25/15.  Lightning. 80 Personnel. 114 Acres. 0% contained.

SUCKER CREEK FIRE:  Helena NF. 8/10/15. Cause unknown. 150 Personnel. 2850 Acres. 55% contained.

THOMPSON-DIVIDE FIRE:  Glacier National Park & Flathead National Forest. Start 8/9/15. Lightning. 3 fires. 332 Personnel. 18,893 Acres. 14% contained.

TRAILS CREEK FIRE:  2 miles East of Spotted Bear Ranger Station. Start 8/12/15. Lightning. 33 Personnel.  12,250 Acres. 0% contained.

Trail Creek Fire

Trail Creek Fire [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

WEST FORK FISH CREEK FIRE: 15 miles southwest of Tarkio.  Start 8/14/15. Lightning. 2900 Acres. No # of personnel or containment status known.

WHIPCRACKER FIRE:  Elkhorn Mountains in the Whipcracker Gulch area (T7N, R1E, Sec 29). Start 8/27/15.  Lightning. 40 Personnel. 12 Acres. 95% contained.

Smoke column from fire activity

Whipcracker Fire. [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

OREGON

CANYON CREEK COMPLEX:  South of the towns of John Day and Canyon City. Start 8/12/15. Lightning. Threatened:  75 homes.  Damaged:  50 homes.  Destroyed:  39 homes, 11 minor structures.  Fuels:  Timber, medium logging slash, and short grass. 759 Personnel. 14 Crews. 9 Helicopters. 67 Engines. 86,929 Acres. 44% contained.

COLLIER BUTTE FIRE:  18 mi E of Gold Beach in Gold Beach Ranger District. Start 8/2/15. Lightning. Threatened: 1 non-residential commercial property. 0 Homes threatened. 155 Personnel. 3 Crews. 2 Helicopters. 6 Engines. Fuels:  Timber, slash and brush. 11,110 Acres. 55% contained.

CORNET-WINDY RIDGE FIRE: 4 mi W of Durkee. Start 8/11/2015. Unknown cause. Destroyed:  4 homes. 21 other structures. 33 Personnel. 1 Crew. 4 Engines. 102,089 Acres. 85% containment.

COUNTY LINE 2 FIRE:  US Hwy 26 MP 100 to 92, just north of Warm Springs. Start 8/12/15. Unknown cause. Threatened:  955 homes, 22 mixed commercial/residentiall. Destroyed: 4 homes, 3 minor structures. 553 Personnel. 14 Crews. 3 Helicopters. 21 Engines. Fuels: Brush, short grass. 66,374 Acres. 72% contained.. 

EAGLE COMPLEX:  20 mi NW of Richland, OR. Start 8/11/15. lightning. Threatened:  21 single residences, 30 minor structures. Destroyed:  1 home.  327 Personnel. 7 Crews. 4 Helicopters. 12 Engines. 12,298 Acres. 25% contained.

ELDORADO FIRE:   5 mi of Unity.  Start 8/14/15. Unknown cause. Destroyed: 1 home, 3 other structures. Fuels: Grass, timber and brush. 32 Personnel. 1 Crew. 4 Engines. 20,635  Acres. 90% contained.

Firefighter in dense smoke with a bandanna over his face.

Firefighter protects his face in the dense smoke on the Okanogan Complex fires in WA. [Photo Credit: Alan Barbian]

FALLS CREEK FIRE:  5 mi SW of Joseph, Oregon near Hurricane Creek Trailhead. Start: 8/22/15. Unknown cause. Threatened:  60 single primary homes. Fuels:  Timber and grass. 168 Personnel. 6 Crews and 7 Engines. 15% contained.

GRIZZLY BEAR COMPLEX:  20 mile SE of Dayton, WA on the Umatilla National Forest, in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness, and on private lands protected by Washington DNR and by the Oregon Department of Forestry. Lightning caused. Timber and short grass. 72,421 Acres. Firefighters working on containment and battling increased winds. 558 Personnel. 8 Crews. 5 Helicopters. 31 Engines. Threatened: 400 homes, 35 non-residential commercial properties & 35 minor structures.  Destroyed:  5 homes & 28 other structures. 10% contained.

NATIONAL CREEK COMPLEX:  10 miles SW of Diamond Lake. Start 8/1/15. Lightning. No Threats at this time. Fuels:  Timber litter, light logging slash. 287 Personnel. 2 Crews. 5 Helicopters. 11 Engines. 13,211 Acres. 40% contained.

STOUTS CREEK FIRE:  16 miles east of Canyonville; 1 mile south of Milo, OR. Start 7/30/15. Human-caused; Mowing During Hours Prohibited By Fire Restrictions. Threatened:  158 single residences, non-residential commercial structures. Fuels: Timber (litter and understory), Brush and Medium Logging Slash. 417 Personnel. 8 Crews. 4 Helicopters. 11 Engines. 26,452 Acres. 84% contained.  

WILLAMINA CREEK FIRE:  45 mi SW of Portland, 10 mi N of Willamina. Start 8/19/15. Unknown Cause. Fire Fuels:  Timber and logging slash.  63 Personnel. 5 Crews. 2 Engines. 230 Acres. 97% contained.

WASHINGTON

ALDER LAKE:  7 mi S of Eatonville. . Lightning caused. Started 7/26/15. 119 Personnel. 3 Crews. 7 Engines. Threatened: 15 residences & 20 minor structures, 253 acres. 10% contained. Current weather conditions: [2225 8/28]. 68F with rain showers. Visibility: 10 miles. Humidity: 68%. Wind:  3NNW.

Alder Lake Fire on 08-24-2015

Alder Lake [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

CARPENTER ROAD FIRE:  35 mi NW of Spokane; N and E of Carpenter Road and Mudget Lake Road. Cause still unknown but under investigation. Significant growth to the NE.  New containment lines to be constructed.  Timber and grass.  Threatened:  600 structures and residences; 5 commercial properties & 160 other structures. 575 Personnel. 11 Crews. 53 Engines. 25% contained.

CHELAN COMPLEX:  1 mile S of Chelan.  Cause unknown.  91,172 Total Acres. 52% contained. Threatened:  1330 structures, 150 commercial structures, 650 minor structures.  Destroyed: 21 homes, 23 minor structures. Fuels:  Short grass, brush, timber . 963 Personnel, 21 Crews, 8 Helicopters, 69 Engines.

–> First Creek Fire: 6800 Acres. 25% contained. Threatened:  420 single residences, 73 multi-unit residences, 63 minor other structures.  Damaged:  22 commercial structures. Destroyed:  12 Homes. 7 other structures. 263 Personnel. 9 Crews. 2 Helicopters. 23 Engines.  Water drops & structure protection continue.

–> Wolverine Fire:   3 mi NW of Lucerne. Start 6/29/15.  Lightning. Threatened: 121 single homes, 80 mixed, 75 minor structures and 12 non-residential commercial structures. Fuels:  Timber, brush. 226 Personnel. 1 Crew. 1 Helicopter. 17 Engines. 64,849 Acres. 28% contained.

COMMUNITY MEETING –> August 29 [Saturday] at 7:00pm at the Performing Arts Center, Chelan High School, 215 W. Webster Way, Chelan, WA. #ChelanComplex

COLVILLE COMPLEX:  10 miles radius of Kettle Falls. Stevens and Ferry Counties. Human caused. Threatened: 294 residences & 155 other structures.  Damaged:  22 homes. Destroyed:  2 homes, 16 other structures.  Timber, grass, brush. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. 486 Personnel. 12 Crews. 31 Engines. 10,800 Acres.. 48% containment.

Night burn operations on Graves Mountain

Graves Mtn Fire on the Colville Complex / SE Flank. [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

 –> Gold Hill Fire:  95% contained.

–> Marble Valley Fire:  96% contained

COUGAR CREEK FIRE:  6 mi NW of Glenwood. Lightning caused. Threatened:  10 homes. 527 Personnel. 11 Crews. 6 Helicopters. 26 Engines. 49,200 Acres. 25% contained. Brush, grass, timber. Extensive bug-killed timber in north half of fire.

KANISKU COMPLEX:  35 mi E of Colville, 15 mi NW of Newport. Lightning caused. Threatened:  218 homes, 1038 commercial along with 490 minor structures. 755 Personnel. 17 Crews. 3 Helicopters. 21 Engines. Fuels:  Timber and old logging slash. 17,510 Acres. 10% containment.

–> Baldy: 515 ac. 80% contained.

— > Grease Creek:  75 ac. 0% contained.

–> Onata Creek:  300 ac. 0% contained.

–> Hall Mtn:  20 ac. 0% contained.

–> Slate Creek: 1 ac. 0% contained.

–> S Fork State Trail – D5.  10 ac. 0% containment.

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WANES/2015-08-17-0831-Okanogan-Complex/medium/2015_08_27-15.38.18.389-CDT.jpeg

Capturing Heroes on the Front line [Photo Credit: Alan Barbian]

KETTLE COMPLEX:  26 mi NW of Colville.Colville National Forest, private, DNR. 862 Personnel. 12 Crews. 6 Helicopters. 65 Engines. Threatened:  2600 homes. 70 mixed commercial & residential.  Destroyed: 1 home. Red Cross Shelters: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 851 S. Miner St., Colville —  American Legion, 1057 Highway 395 N, Kettle Falls — the Inchelium Community Health Center, 39 Shortcut Road, Inchelium, WA.

–> Stickpin Fire:  100% contained.

–> Graves Mtn Fire:  1200 Acres. 15% contained.

–> Roy Fire:   No data.

–> Renner Fire: 11,776 Acres.

–>  Marble Valley Fire:  50 mi NW of Spokane. 3087 ac. 85% containment.

NORTH STAR FIRE:  25 miles N of Coulee Dam. Human caused. Threatened: 3,000 homes. 225 commercial & 1,000 other structures.  808 Personnel. 12 Crews. 2 Helicopters. 62 Engines. Fuels:  Timber, heavy logging slash, grass. 190,000 ac. 22% contained.

OKANOGAN COMPLEX:  7-11 miles NE and NW of Omak. Lightning. Threatened: 5140 single residences.  Destroyed: 94 homes, 63 other structures. Fuels:  Timber and short grass. 1831 Personnel. 33 Crews. 7 Helicopters.  173 Engines. 302,224 Acres. 12% contained.

A fire engine is seen as a reflection in the side mirror of a vehicle

Fire reflections on the Okanogan Complex Fires [Photo Credit: Alan Barbian]

UPPER SKAGIT COMPLEX:  Directly North of the town of Newhalem. Lightning. Threatened: 88 mixed commercial/residential.  Damaged:  2 commercial structures. Fuels:  Timber & short grass. 205 Personnel. 3 Crews. 2 Helicopters. 17 Engines.  7978 Acres. 37% containment.

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Bikes by Huffy with Front Disc Brakes Recalled | Crash Hazard

SNAPSHOT OF RECALL

A product recall was issued on August 27, 2015, by iconic Huffy and major manufacturer of bicycles.  The alert stated about 460 bikes were on the recall list.

THE PROBLEM

The recall states the problem is “An open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.”

Huffy TR-S 740 bicycle

PRODUCT TYPE INVOLVED

  • 2014 Huffy TR 745 [green frame], Model #26504M
  • 2014 TR-S 740 bicycles with 27.5-inch wheels [white frame], Model #26504M

INJURIES

None reported.

SOLD AT

Walmart.com, Sears Puerto Rico and The Northwest Company (Cost U Less) from September 2014 through May 2015 for between $250 to $370

PRODUCED IN

China

Quick release lever in open position

CONSUMER REMEDY

Huffy can be reached at toll-free phone number #888-366-3828 from 0800 – 2000 ET Monday through Friday.  They can also be reached by email at Service@Huffy.com or on their website at http://www.huffybikes.com and click on “Recall” at the bottom of the site.

Quick release lever in closed position

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Oregon’s Top 5 Scanner Feeds of the Hour | 8pm PDT

Portland Police & Multnomah County Sheriff Office. http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/20613

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Washington County Fire and EMS – http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/1102

  • 35 listeners
  • Washington County, Oregon (west of Portland). Agencies include Banks, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro, TVF&R, WCFD2, and Metro West. TVF&R serves Beaverton, Durham, King City, Rivergrove, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, and Wilsonville

Coos County Police, Fire and EMS – http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/19041

  • 31 listeners

 

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Washington’s Top 5 Scanner Feeds of the Hour | 8pm PDT

Mason County Public Safety – http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/14058

  • 119 listeners.
  • Mason County Sheriff & Fire, Shelton Police & Public Works, Squaxin Island Tribal Police, Skokomish Tribal Dept of Public Safety (Police).
  • Stereo Feed: Law on Left Channel, Fire on Right Channel

Spokane County Sheriff / Fire, Spokane City Police / Fire – Digital.  http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/17102

  • 95 listeners
  • Includes Washington State Patrol, and Spokane Valley Fire.

Clark County Public Safety – http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/2236.

  • 76 listeners.
  • lark County Public Safety. See notes section for more information.

Stevens County Fire District – http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/19949.

  • 48 listeners

Skagit County Police & Fire – http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/4958.

  • 47 listeners.
  • Includes Skagit County Sheriff, Mount Vernon, Burlington, and Sedro-Woolley Police.
  • (((Stereo Feed))) Left = Police, *** Right = Fire and EMS.

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