NORTHWEST WILDFIRES [OR, WA] – SitReps for Monday, July 13, 2015

NW FIRE SUMMARY

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“Rimrock Fire” by LR Swenson / NWFB

  • New Large Fires: 0
  • Large Fires Contained:  1
  • New Fires:  13 fires for 131 acres [WA], 11 fires for 2 acres [OR]
  • Uncontained Fires:  8 [Oregon 3, Washington 5]
  • NIMOs Committed:  1
  • Type 1 IMT Committed: 1
  • Type 2 IMT Committed:  3

NATIONAL FIRE SUMMARY

  • New Intial Attack Fires: 92 [Light]
  • New Large Incidents:  6
  • New Large Fires Contained:  3
  • Uncontained Fires:  14
  • NIMOs Committed:  1
  • Type 1 IMTs Committed:  1
  • Type 2 IMTs Committed:  10

Sheriff, Evacuations

“Douglas County Complex Evacuations” by LR Swenson / NWFB

 

–> WASHINGTON FIRES <–

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NEWBY LAKE FIRE – 23 mi NW of Oroville [WA]

Canadian Recon Flight July 4, 2015

“Canadian Recon Flight July 4, 2015” #FireImage via Inciweb

  • Start 7/2/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 5065 acres
  • 15% contained
  • Minimal ROS due to wetting rain
  • Fire started in Canada, crossing US border
  • Located in Pasayten wilderness / Loomis State Forest
  • Lynx habitat / natural resources threatened
  • IC:  IMT1. PNW Team 3 (Lewis)
  • 537 personnel
  • United States acres listed

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MT ADAMS COMPLEX

15 miles NNW of Trout Lake [WA]

Fire moving across drainage, Riddle Creek in background

“High Elevation Fire on July 3, 2015” – Courtesy of Inciweb

  • Start 7/10/15
  • Confine / Full suppression
  • Lightning caused
  • Total 403 acres
  • 41% contained
  • Minimal ROS
  • Closures:  Area / trail closures in effect incl portion of Pacific Crest Trail
  • IMT2, WA Team 4 [Gales/Nickey]
  • 231 personnel
  • Timber [fire fuel]

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HORSESHOE FIRE – Gifford Pinchot National Forest

A photo of spike camp.  A look toward the meadow that is home to firefighters.  With boxes stacked in the foreground, a firefighter in a yellow shirt is seen packing his bag across the meadow.  Yellow tents are seen in the distance.

“Horseshoe Spike Camp” by Curtis Schwarm

  • 340 acres
  • Confine / full suppression
  • 75% contained

Smoke plume rising from Horseshoe Fire  as viewed from high on the slopes of Mount Adams

“Horseshoe Fire smoke plume as seen from Mount Adams on July 3 2015”

Courtesy via Inciweb

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RILEY FIRE – Gifford Pinchot National Forest

  • 340 acres
  • Full suppression
  • 0% contained

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CANYON FIRE 

  • .01 acres
  • Full suppression
  • 50% contained

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7 LAKES FIRE – Gifford Pinchot National Forest

  • 0.1 acres
  • Full suppression
  • 95% contained

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DEEP LAKE – NE side of Deep Lake, Colville

  • Start 7/8/15 around 1600 hours
  • Human caused – under investigation
  • 77 acres
  • 50% contained
  • 165 personnel
  • Fire fuel:  Timber
  • Ray Corral, New Mexico Type 3 Team

PARADISE FIRE – 13 miles NNE of Quinault – Olympic National Park

view from Hurricane Ridge

“Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park” Web Cam

  • Start 6/15
  • Confine
  • Lightning caused
  • 1590 acres
  • 21% contained
  • Minimal ROS
  • Timber burning
  • Wetting rains occurred over the fire
  • Firefighters working to “confine” fire N of Queets River / E of Bob Creek
  • Located in Olympic National Park
  • Crews continuing to limit forward spread to W & S.
  • NW NIMO (Hahnenberg) is currently managing fire
  • Transitioning to IMT3 team on Tuesday, 7/14/15
  • 130 personnel

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DOUGLAS COUNTY COMPLEX – 23 miles E of Wenatchee [WA]

Fire Apparatus, Tender 65

“Tender 65 on the Rimrock Fire” by LR Swenson / NWFB

  • Residences, crops, T&E species, and Sage-Grouse habitat threatened
  • Numerous homes evacuated. IMT2
  • IC:  IMT2, OR Team 3 (Johnson/Keith)
  • Level 3 evacs:  30 residents on North Palisades Rd
  • Level 1 evacs:  Rock Island Grade
  • Evacuations being handled by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
  • Red Cross Shelter at the Ephrata High School – Closed – due to lack of activity
  • 276 personnel on both fires [Jameson & Rimrock Fires]
  • 22,700 acres – total
  • 55% contained
  • Brush, grass and sage

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JAMESON LAKE FIRE – 17 miles NE of Waterville near Jameson Lake 

  • Full Suppression
  • 7700 acres
  • 80% containment
  • 0 structures reported lost
  • No injuries reported

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RIMROCK FIRE – 10 miles SE of Waterville

Air tanker 001

“Tanker 131 Fly Over”  by LR Swenson / NWFB

  • South of Douglas
  • 300 acres

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PEGG CANYON / WAGON RD 

  • In full suppression
  • 15,000 acres
  • 40% containment

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MOSES STOOL – 16 mi E of Wenatchee – Added to Complex 7/12/15

  • Start 7/10/15
  • Caused by lightning
  • Full suppression
  • 1300 acres
  • 40% contained
  • Moderate ROS
  • Wind driven
  • Sage-grouse habitat burning

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WOLVERINE FIRE – 5 miles S of Stehekin [WA]

“High Elevation Fire” – 

  •  Start 6/29/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 314 acres
  • 0% containment
  • Moderate fire behavior
  • Steep, rugged terrain
  • Homes, historic cabins and mine infrastructure threatened
  • Level 2 evacuations
  • IMT 3 in Command
  • 75 personnel

“Removing Brush from Holden Rd” [#FireImage via Inciweb]

 

–> OREGON FIRES <–

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WEST FORK – 10 miles SE of Dayville [OR]

“Dropping Retardant on Fire” Courtesy of inciweb

  • Started 6/29/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 770 acres
  • 15% containment
  • Minimal ROS due to rain received
  • Threats to natural resources and a Fire lookout
  • Fire fuels: Timber, short grass, brush.
  • Located within the perimeter of the 2006 Shake Table Fire complex (Thorn Creek fire).
  • Currently being managed by IMT2, OR Team 2 (Fillis/Knerr) / also managing the Corner Creek Fire
  • Transitioning to a local unit at 0600 on Monday, 7/13/15
  • 137 personnel

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CORNER CREEK FIRE – 11 miles S of Dayville [OR]

Tree torching in Division T

“Firefighter Carlos Ontiveros captures the image of trees torching in Division T early in the fire” by Carlos Ontiveros

  •  Started 6/29/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 29,407 acres
  • 85% contained
  • Full suppression
  • Minimal ROS
  • Rain received
  • Cultural sites, scenic waters, T&E species, private land, improvements and Sage-grouse habitat are under threat
  • Fire fuels:  Timber (Grass and Understory),  short grass (1 foot) and light logging slash
  • IMT2, OR Team 2 (Fillis/Knerr)
  • 334 personnel

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 GENEVA 15 – 5 miles W of Culver [OR]

  • Start 7/10/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 880 acres
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • Full suppression
  • Grass/Brush
  • 10% containment
  • Burnout operations completed
  • No additional growth expected
  • IMT 4 in Command

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SHEEP ROCK – 45 NW of Vale [OR]

  • Start 7/8/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 590 acres
  • Full Suppression
  • Grass/Brush
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • Cabins and Sage-Grouse habitat threatened.
  • 80% containment
  • Mop-up ongoing
  • ICT 3 Team on incident

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10-MILE CANYON FIRE – 10 miles W of Antelope [OR]

  • Start 7/8/10
  • Unknown cause
  • Full Suppression
  • Grass/Brush
  •  6707 acres
  • ICT 4 IMT
  • ** 100 % contained **
  • Final report unless conditions change

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DENNIS CREEK – 15 miles E of Union [OR]

  • Start 7/1/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 157 acres
  • 10% contained
  • Confine/Full Suppression
  • Timber burning
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • Steep, remote ground in the Eagle Cap Wilderness
  • Using air resources to check Northward spread
  • Rain fell over the fire
  • ICT 4 Team on this incident

Thank you for following us.  Though this is for Monday’s SitReps.  We will be providing another update later today.  Thanks for what you all do out there whether you are in a Public Safety profession or not.  Keep up the great work you’re doing.

 

 

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