Fire Storm 2016 | June 5, 2016 – PM Updates

Updated 2240 Hours PDT

We are combining all Wildfires into one post and new ones in separate posts then later adding them to this main page.

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Bert Fire 3 by Kaitlin Webb USFS

Bert Fire b Kaitlin Webb, USFS


#BertFire – Near junction of FR 144 and Hi-way 180 10 miles SE of Valle Az.

Started 5/28/2016 @ 1600 Hours. Lightning caused. 1787 acres. 79 Personnel. 1% contained.  Fire being allowed to burn naturally.

#JackFire – About 14 mi N of Clints Well on the E side of Lake Mary Road, along FS Rds 294 and 294C.

Start 5/29/2016.  Lightning caused.  4300 acres.  3- 20-person Crews, engines, 1-Dozer, and various specialists, 135 Personnel.

Chimney Fire Courtesy of Inciweb

Chimney Fire Courtesy of Inciweb


#JuniperFire – 10 mi S of Young, Arizona.

Started 5/17/2016 @ midnight. Lightning caused. Pleasant Valley Ranger District. Tonto NF. 463 Personnel incl:  6 Hotshot crews, 6  Type 3 and 11 Type 6 engines, 2 Type 2 crews, 1 regular Fire crew.  Heavy equipment incl: Helicopters (2)  Type 2, (2) Type 3 ,  (2) small fixed-wing aircraft, a masticator, and (3) bulldozers. 22,962 acres. 20% contained.  Burning Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer and oak shrub.  @ 0600  SWAIMT4, a Type 2 Incident Management Team led by Dave Bales took over management of the Juniper Fire from the West Central Arizona Type 3 Team.

#MormonFire –  6 mi E of Munds Park near Mormon Mountain.

Started 5/15/2016.  Lightning caused. Coconino NF. 7892 acres. 1-Type 3 Helicopter, 2-Type 1 crews (Plumas and Sacramento), 1-Type 2 crew (Coconino Fuels), 1-Type 3 engine, 3-Type 6 engines, 1-dozer, 1-water tender, and 35 other personnel.  100 Personnel. 50% contained.

Juniper Fire Courtesy of Inciweb

Juniper Fire Courtesy of Inciweb

#MuleRidgeFire – S of Ruby, near Montana Peak, Tumacacori Mtns.

Started 5/31/2016 @ 1700 Hours. Human caused.  Cause under investigation. 225 Personnel. 8,522 acres.  50% contained.Type 3 team assumed command 0700 June 2, 2016.


#ChimneyFire – Chimney Peak Area

Started 6/1/2016 @ 1530 Hours. Human Caused. 1324 acres. 522 Personnel. Burning in brush, pinyon and sage short grass. Minimal fire behavior.  CAL Fire.

#ColemanFire – N of Fort Hunter LIggett, W of King City on Boundary. Los Padres NF. Monterey Ranger Dist.

Coleman Fire by Los Padres NF

Coleman Fire by Los Padres NF

Fire started 6/4/2016 @ 1430 Hours. Unknown cause. 3200 acres. 645 Personnel. Burning tall grass and chaparral. Extreme fire behavior. Full suppression and structure protection in process. Evacuations due to numerous structures threatened. Unified Command USFS, Fort Hunter Liggett and CALFire. 10% contained. CIMT1 assumed command at 1800 Hours 6/4/2016. USFS / CAL Fire / Fort Hunter Liggett.

#OldFire – Off of Old Topanga Canyon Rd / Mulholland Hwy / SE of Calababas.

Started 6/4/2016 @ 1609 Hours. Unknown cause. 516 acres. 522 Personnel. Commercial building completely destroyed. 1 Home damaged by retardant.  80% contained. Evacuations lifted. LA Co FD.

#PalaFire – 3800 bk / Pala Temecula Road, Temecula (Riverside County).

Started 5/31/2016 @ 1348 Hours. Unknown cause. 70 acres. 90% contained. Evacuations lifted. 250 Personnel. 3 Injuries. CAL Fire.

#TemeculaFire – SB I-5 off of Temecula Parkway, Temecula (San Diego County).

Fire started 6/4/2016 @ 1140 Hours. Unknown cause. 139 acres. 65% contained. CAL Fire.

North Fire by Keith Hughes

North Fire by Keith Hughes


#NorthFire – 25 miles SW of Magdalena, NM.

Started 5/21/2016 @ 1645 Hours.  Lightning caused. 129 Personnel.  7,878 acres.  Moderate Fire behavior.  20% contained.



Courtesy:  @BoucherMitch

Courtesy: @BoucherMitch

#FortMacFire – Fort McMurray

Zero Significant Changes.  581,695 hectares or 1.437 Million acres. Fire perimeter is 984 km or 380 square miles. 12 active fires on Alberta Province. 299 FFs from S Africa and 41 FF from Mexico on scene. All re-entry voluntary evacuations completed. Approx 4200 residents returned to the area. 58% contained.

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