U.S. Wildland Fires | SitRep | March 5, 2016

FIRE SUMMARY

During the week of  February 27th through March 4th, 751 new fires were reported across the Nation, with 23 of them being large fire incidents. Eleven continue to burn with 18 of them still left not contained. Altogether, over 14,000 acres have been scorched as of Friday, March 4, 2016.

Southern area [Oklahoma]:  631 new fires broke out with 18 of them deemed large fire incidents and of those, 8 of them still not contained.

Southwest Area [Arizona and New Mexico]: reported 23 new fires with 3 of them considered as new large incident. 1 is not contained.

Rocky Mountains area reported 21 new fires with 2 of them being large fires. 1 is not contained but 2 of them being 100% contained.

 

Southern Area [Oklahoma] 

Active Fires

Barnsdall: 1 mile SE of Barnsdall, OK. Osage Agency, BIA.  429 acres.  95% contained. 12 Personnel.  2 Engines.  Estimated Cost-to-Date $42,000.

Bass: 20 miles N of Pawhuska, OK. BIA. Osage Agency. 9 Personnel.  2 Engines Tall grass. 3740 acres. 90% contained. Minimal fire behavior.  Estimated Cost-to-Date $46,000.

Big Ridge: 25 miles E of McAlester, OK. 400 acres. Hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior. 97% contained. 5 Personnel. 2 Engines. Cost-to-Date: $1,000. [Last Report]

 Eagle Rock: 5 miles S of Davis, OK. Oklahoma DOF. 346 acres.  Tall grass and timber. Active fire behavior with uphill runs and group torching.17 personnel.  4 Engines.  Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect.  20% contained. Cost-to-Date: $20,000.

Fairfax Landing: 9 miles NW of Fairfax, 640 acres. OK. Osage Agency, BIA. Hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior. 23 personnel. 5 Engines. 90% contained. Cost-to-Date: $67,000.

Lenora: 1 mile NE of Taloga, OK. Oklahoma DOF.  586 acres. Tall grass and timber. Active fire behavior with running. 60% contained. 23 personnel.  7 Engines. Cost-to-Date: $45,000.

Ralsten: 3 miles N of Depew, OK. OK DOF. 972 acres. 90% contained. Hardwood litter and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. 5 Personnel. 2 Engines.  Structures threatened. Cost-to-Date: $60,000.

RoyAnn: 2 miles W of Cromwell, OK.  Wewoka Agency, BIA. 426 acres. Tall grass, hardwood litter and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. 55% contained. 512 personnel.  2 Engines.  Cost-to-Date: $16,000.

Tallant: 4 miles E of Barnsdall, OK.  Osage Agency, BIA.  492 acres. Hardwood litter. Minimal fire activity. 12 Personnel.  2 Engines. 95% contained. Estimated Cost-to-Date $42,000.

100% Contained Fires

Bar-G:  300 acres. 19 Personnel. 8 Engines. Cost: $10,000.

Bear:  6 miles NE of Prue, OK. Osage Agency.  32 Personnel.  6131 acres. 31 Personnel. 7 Engines. Cost: $49,000.

Cashion:  740 acres. 3 Personnel. 1 Engine. Cost: $35,000.

East Lost: 600 acres. 1 Personnel. 1 Engine. Cost: 3,000.

Flat Rock:  300 acres. 12 Personnel. 6 Engines: $11,000.

Gary Road:  400 acres.  1 Personnel.  0 Engines. Cost: Unknown.

Henard:  1000 acres. 5 Personnel. 0 Engines. 2 Structures lost. Cost: Unknown.

Los Prados:  240 acres. 6 Personnel. 4 Engines. Cost: $8,000.

Mainline:  123 acres. 9 Personnel. 8 Engines. Cost: Unknown due to Private Lands.

Memorial:  900 acres. 6 Personnel. 3 Engines. Cost $10,000.

Perry Lake:  301 acres. 16 Personnel. 4 Engines. Cost: $30,000.

Pine Top:  640 acres. 6 Personnel. 1 Engine. Cost: $5,000.

Pipeline: 3285 acres. 2 Personnel. 1 Engine. Cost: $75,000.

Powerline South: 652 acres. 0 Personnel. 0 Engine. Cost: unknown.

Southfork: 820 acres. 2 Personnel. 1 Engine. Cost: $3,000.

 

Southwest Area [Arizona & New Mexico]

Active Fires

Guadalupe Pass Fire: 35 miles S of Animas, Arizona. Start 3/2/2016 @ 0530 MST.  On Coronado NF with Forest Service firefighters.  Tall grass & timber. 5200 Acres [reported 3/4/2016] with a 15% containment status. Structures threatened. 110 Personnel. 2 Crews. 13 Engines. 1 Helicopter. Cost-to-Date: $81,000.

100% Contained Fires

Truck:  Las Vegas District, NM. 5000 acres. 13 Personnel. 4 Engines. Cost: 15,000.

Kaiser 8: Capt. District. NM State of Forestry. 2800 Acres. Personnel unknown.  Cost: $25,000.  1 structure lost.

 

Rocky Mountain Area [Colorado and Kansas]

Active Fires

Sullivan Park: Sullivan Park, CO. 1250 acres. 60% contained. 10 Personnel.  3 Engines. 0 Structures lost. Cost: Unknown.

100% Contained Fires

175 Road:  Kansas.  1000 acres. 46 Personnel. 17 Engines. 1 Structure lost. Cost: $9,000.

Loving Road:  440 acres. 59 Personnel. 25 Engines. Cost: $22,000.

YEAR-TO-DATE STATS

January 1 – March 4

NOTE:  Numbers do not include fires included in Complexes

2016:  There were 4,377 large fires that have scorched 187,697 acres.

2015:  2015 was known as the worst Fire Season on record in some States but the numbers are easily being squashed in 2016.  5,881 large fires were reported burning up 92,915 acres.

2014:  The most large fires reported during this time over years 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, with 6,512 and burning 81,314 acres.  This is less in acreage in years 2012, 2015 and 2016.

2013:  The lowest number of fires at 2,304 and the recorded less number of acreage at 21,05.  Only to have this year repeat itself but these stats have been left in the dust.

2012:  Almost 5,000 [exact: 4,977] large fires were reported burning up 92,646 acres.  This is the 4th highest in acreage burned following behind years 2011 as the highest, 2016 coming in 2nd and 2015 in third.

2011:  2011 was reported the largest amount of wildfires nationally topping out at a whopping 316,267 acres from 10,604 large wildland fires reported.  We hope to not see this again anytime soon.

2010:  Last but not least, 2010 had 3,082 large fires reported while it remained at 44,217 acres destroyed.  It is considered to be the second lowest in number of acreage burned than years all except 2013.

 

NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS LEVEL: 1

 

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