UNCONTAINED LARGE WILDFIRES in NW, WEST COAST & YUKON – July 17, 2015

Many of you asked stats about the very fires we had been tweeting as part of SitReps for all over the United States.  Questions have been asked about the resources and fire incident details.

We are just going to report about areas on this side of the map:  Alaska fires [we’re intrigued by all the #s], West Coast [California] and Northwest [Washington, Oregon and Idaho]

FIRE SUMMARY:

NW Fire Stats

  • Large Fires:  0
  • Uncontained Fires:  WA [3], OR [1]
  • New Fires:  WA [3 for 101 acres], OR [12 for 1 acre]

National Fire Stats

  • Large New Fires:  10
  • Large Fires Contained: 2
  • Uncontained Fires:  6
  • Initial Attack Activities [Light]:  121 fires

IMT Stats [Committed]

  • WA IMT 1:  1
  • National IMT: 1
  • WA IMT 2:  2
  • National IMT:  5

ALASKA FIRES

#TananaFire

  • 334 personnel
  • 484,188 acres
  • 1% contained
  • Active fire behavior
  • Multiple fires located from close proximity up to 60+ miles from the town of Tanana
  • Incident Cooperators:  #Doyon, #TananaChiefsConference, #TananaVillageCouncil, #TananaVFD

#MiddleYukonFires

  • 91 personnel
  • 395,115 acres
  • No containment % available
  • Multiple Fires burning in this Complex

#HaySloughFires

  • 21 personnel
  • 89,747 acres
  • No containment % available

#BlairFire

  • 11 personnel
  • 43,766 acres
  • No containment % available

#BakerFire

  • 220 personnel
  • 27,103 acres
  • No containment % available
  • Fire mostly smoldering, creeping
  • Part of Manley Area Fires

#MissionCreekFire

  • 10,499 acres
  • Unknown Containment % or # of Personnel available

#HealyLakeFire

  • 39 personnel
  • 11,473 acres
  • 15% containment
  • Incident Cooperators:  #RuralDeltanaVFD, #AKState

#LongLakeFire

  • 147 personnel
  • 23,430 acres
  • 20% contained

#TetlinsHillFire

  • 125 personnel
  • 1,878 acres
  • 75% contained

#RexComplexFires

  • 241 personnel
  • #KobeFire #FishCreekFire
  • 16,159 acres [total]
  • 63% contained

#SockeyeFire

  • 9 personnel
  • 7,220 acres
  • 98% contained

#CardStreetFire

  • # of personnel unknown
  • 8,876 acres
  • 92% contained

#WhiteLake1Fire

  • 64 personnel
  • 64,371 acres
  • 88% contained

NW FIRES

WASHINGTON

#NewbyLakeFire

  • 504 personnel
  • 5065 acres
  • 20% contained

#ParadiseFire

  • 116 personnel
  • 1612 acres
  • 21% contained

#OutlawDrawFire

  • Unknown # of personnel
  • 2000 acres
  • 60% containment

OREGON

#CornerCreekFire

  • 200 personnel
  • 29,407 acres
  • 98% contained
  • Incident Cooperators:  BLM, USDA Forest Service, #CrookCountySheriff, #GrantCountySheriff, #ORDeptOfForestry

WEST COAST

CALIFORNIA

#NorthFire  !NEW!

  • Start 7/16/15 1433 hours
  • Near I15 / N of Hwy 138
  • 3500 acres
  • 5% contained
  • Mandatory evacuations:  E of Sheep Creek Rd, N of Hwy 138, W of I15 / Hwy 395, S of Phelan Rd.
  • Evac Shelter:  Serrano HS, 9292 Sheep Creek Rd, Phelan CA
  • Animal Shelter: Victor Valley Fairgrounds, 14800 7th St, Victorville CA
  • Damage:  20 vehicles on freeway destroyed along w/10 vehicles damaged, 4 house destroyed
  • Command:  Unified with San Bernardino County Fire + CALFire + San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office
  • Resources:  22 engines, 2 crews, 4 water tenders, 1 dozer, 1 air attack plane, 1 lead plane, 3 helicopters and 6 fixed wing planes, 200 personnel.
  • Incident Cooperators:  #CALFire, #CALTrans, #SanBernardinoCoFD, #SanBernardinoCoEOM, #SanBernardinoCoSheriffOffice
  • Cause:  Under investigation

This photograph shows the North Fire burning near Interstate 15 in Cajon Pass.

#NorthFire Image Courtesy of Inciweb

#LakeFire

  • 70 personnel
  • 31,359 acres
  • 98% contained
  • Incident Cooperators:  #AmericanRedCross, #BLM, #USDA Forest Service, #AnaheimFD, #BaronaFD, #BigBearFD, #BishopCityFD, #BreaFD,  #BurbankFD, #CALFire, #CAConservationCorps, #CaDOC, #CALTrans, #CHP, #CAEOM, #CarsonCityFD, #ChinoValleyFD, #ColtonFD, #KernCoFD, #LagunaBeachFD, #LA_coFD, #LomaLindaFD, #MorongoValleyFD, #OntarioFD, #OrangeCityFD, #RanchoCucamongaFD, #RanchoSantaFeFD, #RedlandsFD, #RiversideFD, #RossValleyFD, #SanBernardinoCityFD, #SanBernardinoCountyFD, #SanBernandinoCountyEOM, #SanBernardinoCountySheriffsOffice, #SanDiegoFD, #SanManuelFD, #SanMarcosFD, #VenturaCoFire, #ViejasFD

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