U.S. FIRES | Sit Rep | March 26, 2016

Fire incidents are reported weekly to the National Interagency Coordination Center, based out of Montana are given in this post.  We will be posting additional fires not included in this weekly report.

NATIONALLY SPEAKING

Fire Representatives from across the United States for the week of March 18 through March 24, 2016, there were 988 fires reported.  Approximately, 38 of them were deemed as large fire incidents with 21 of them being contained.  There is still 18 of them showing as not contained.

BREAKING DOWN THE NUMBERS BY AREA

PL2:  SOUTHERN AREA 

841 new fires were reported with 34 of them considered as large incidents. 16 fires in this area are not contained.

Anderson Creek.  2 miles N of Camp Houston, OK.  Oklahoma Dept of Forestry. Brush, tall grass and timber. Moderate fire behavior. Communities of Alva OK and Medicine Lodge KS threatened. Evacuations and road closures in effect. 400,000 Acres. 0% Containment. 273 Personnel.  109 Engines.  $250,000 Cost-to-Date.

I40 Fire:  5 miles W of Shamrock, TX. Texas A & M Forest Service. Fire started on private land in tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Numerous structures threatened. 15,174 Acres.  85% Containment. 14 Personnel.  2 Engines. No Cost-to-Date. Private Land.

Bar-Dew Lake:  5 miles N of Bartlesville, OK. Osage Agency, BIA. Hardwood litter. Moderate fire behavior. Structures threatened. 12,468 Acres.  60% Containment.  16 Personnel.  2 Engines.  $34,000 Cost-to-Date.

Bug Creek:  6 miles of Hominy, OK. Osage Agency, BIA.  Tall grass, hardwood litter and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. 2870 Acres.  65% Containment.  3 Personnel. 1 Engine.  $18,000 Cost-to-Date.

Walker:  7 miles E of Hominy, OK. Osage Agency, BIA. Tall grass, hardwood litter and brush. Minimal fire behavior.  2200 Acres.  65% Containment. 3 Personnel.  1 Engine. $16,000 Cost-to-Date.

Caney Head:  10 miles NW of Lineville, AL. National Forests in Alabama. Hardwood litter and timber. Moderate fire behavior. Area and trail closures in effect. Last report unless significant activity occurs.  867 Acres.  70% Containment. 16 Personnel. 2 Hand crews.  $109,000 Cost-to-Date.

Cellar Mountain:  5 miles E of Raphine, VA. George Washington & Jefferson NF.  Timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Structures threatened. Road and trail closures in effect.  706 Acres. 79% Containment. 13 Personnel.  $250,000 Cost-to-Date.

Ranchland:  9 miles NW of Skiatook, OK.  Oklahoma DOF.  Timber. Active fire behavior. Structures threatened.  600 Acres.  75% Containment.  41 Personnel.  15 Engines.  1 Helicopter. $4,000 Cost-to-Date.

Rabbit:  8 miles NW of Okemah, OK.  Okmulgee Field Office, BIA. Tall grass and hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior.  600 Acres.  85% Containment. 34 Personnel.  10 Engines. $12,000 Cost-to-Date.

Flat Hollow:  2 miles SE of Portsmouth, OH.  Kentucky DOF. Started on private land burning hardwood litter. Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven runs, uphill runs and short-range spotting. Structures threatened.  500 Acres.  84% Containment.  20 Personnel.  1 Hand crew. $4,000 Cost-to-Date. Private land.

North Peak: 4 miles N of Marion, NC. North Peak, North Carolina Forest Service.  Timber. Moderate fire behavior with running. Structures threatened. Last report unless significant activity occurs.  450 Acres.  40% Containment. 84 Personnel.  2 Hand crews. 5 Engines. 1 Helicopter. $100,000 Cost-to-Date.

Rockhouse:  4 miles N of Hayesville, NC. National Forests in North Carolina. Hardwood litter and chaparral. Minimal fire behavior. 240 Acres. 90% Containment. 1 Engine.  $80,000 Cost-to-Date.

Camel’s Knob:   5 miles NW of Union Mills, NC. North Carolina Forest Service. Hardwood litter. Active fire behavior with uphill runs and spotting.  165 Acres.  85% Containment.  34 Personnel.  4 Engines. $13,000 Cost-to-Date.

Radio Ridge #2:  1 miles S of Portmouth, OH.  Kentucky DOF. Started on private land burning hardwood litter. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs, uphill runs and short-range spotting.  150  Acres. 90% Containment. 19 Personnel.  1 Hand crew. $3,000 Cost-to-Date. Private Land.

Brushy Creek:  9 miles S of Portsmouth, OH.  Kentucky DOF. Started on private land burning into hardwood litter. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs, uphill runs and creeping.  150 Acres. 90% Containment.  10 Personnel.  $1,000 Cost-to-Date.

Sheehan Creek:  7 miles NW of Marion, NC.  National Forests in North Carolina.  Timber and hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.  150 Acres. 98% Containment. 6 Personnel.  1 Engine.  $52,000 Cost-to-Date.

Webb Mountain:  2 miles N of Boones Mill, VA.  Webb Mountain, Private. Started on private land burning into hardwood litter. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, wind-driven runs and flanking. Structures threatened.  100 Acres.  60% Containment.  41 Personnel.  1 Hand crew. 4 Engines. 1 Helicopter. 1 Structure lost. $4,000 Cost-to-Date. Private Land.

Mini Post Lane: 13 miles SW of Channing, TX.  Texas A & M Forest Service. Started on private land burning into tall grass and brush. No new information. Last report unless new information is received.  860 Acres.  98% Containment. 14 Personnel.  2 Engines.  No Cost-to-Date. Private Land.

Summary:  2 large noteworthy fires that are now 100% contained were the Crutch Complex in Texas burned 44,686 acres destroying 4 structures.  This was on Private Land.  The Millis Swamp Fire in North Carolina was an extremely expensive fire topping out at a Cost-to-Date of $200,000 for the Forest Service.

PL 2:  SOUTHWEST AREA

There were 42 fires reported in this area with one considered as a large incident and is considered as not contained.  There are current two fires burning.

Baker Canyon:  28 miles NE of Douglas, AZ.  Gila District Office, BLM. Tall grass and brush. Moderate fire behavior. Structures threatened. Last report unless significant activity occurs. 6800 Acres.  15% Containment. 82 Personnel.  2 Crews.  4 Engines. 1 Helicopter.  $213,000 Cost-to-Date.

Boss Ranch:  19 miles NE of Douglas, AZ. Coronado NF. Tall grass and brush. No new information. Last report unless new information is received. 1253 Acres.  98% Containment.  12 Personnel.  2 Engines. 1 Helicopter.  No Cost-to-Date known.

PL1:  NORTHERN CALIFORNIA [Area including Hawaii]

Fire Representatives reported 4 new fires in this area.  1 was considered as a large incident. 1 fire is currently burning.

Puuwaawaa Makai:  3 miles NE of Puuanahulu, Hawaii.  Hawaii County. Tall grass. Moderate fire behavior. Road closures in effect. 1500 Acres.  75% Containment.  41 Personnel.  10 Engines.  $16,000 Cost-to-Date.  County.

 

PL1:  ROCKY MOUNTAIN AREA

Eleven [11] new Fires were reported in this area with 2 of them being considered as large incidents.  There are 0 fires burning.

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