Active U.S. Wildfires | June 22, 2016 | AM Updates

Updated 0715 PDT Hours

Hello and Welcome to our Post about U.S. Wildfires.  We thought we could group them altogether but the various sources we were using delayed the info getting out to you, therefore trying to separate them.  Waaay too many wildfires, so here we again – grouping them together.

NATIONAL FIRE STATS

  • National Preparedness Level:  2
  • New Large Incidents:  4
  • Initial Attack Activity:  Light – 132 New Fires
  • Uncontained Large Fires:  18
  • NIMOs Committed:  1
  • Type 1 IMTs committed:  4
  • Type 2 IMTs committed:  3

Breakdown by Areas 

  • Southwest Area (PL4):  31 new fires. 2 new large fires, 6 uncontained.  (NM/AZ)
  • Southern California Area (PL3):  22 new fires, 0 new large incidents. 4 uncontained large fires. (CA)
  • Great Basin Area (PL2):   4 new fires, 1 new large fire, 2  uncontained fires. (UT)
  • Northern California Area (PL2):  23 new fires. 0  new large fires, 1 uncontained fire.
  • Rocky Mountain Area (PL2):  12 new fires. 0 new large incidents. 5 uncontained large fires. (WY, CO)
  • Alaska Area (PL2):  0 new fires, 0 new large incidents, 1 uncontained fire.
  • Northern Rockies Area (PL1):  6  new fires.  0 uncontained fire. (MT)
  • Northwest Area (PL1):  2 new fires. 0 new large incident. 1 uncontained fire.

 

ALASKA

BIG MUD FIRE – 55 miles SW of Tanana.  NEW!

  • Area:  Tanana Zone. BLM.  Started on FWS land.
  • Fire Fuels: Dormant brush and hardwood litter.
  • Status: Min fire behavior.
  • Acres:  42,641 acres.
  • Containment:  0% .
  • Resources: 0.
  • Cost-to-Date: $59K

TETLIN FIRE – 2 miles SW of Tetlin.  

  • Area:   Tok Area Forestry. Dept of Forestry.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber, brush and short grass.
  • Status:   Active fire behavior with isolated torching / creeping.  Numerous structures threatened.  Trail and area closures are in effect.
  • Acres:   1098.
  • Containment:  5%.  
  • Resources:   234 personnel. 8 crews. 9 engines. 3 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $1.2 Million.

View from the air

Cedar Fire. (Courtesy: inciweb)

ARIZONA

BROWN FIRE – 55 miles SW of Tucson. 

  • Area:   Southeast District.  AZ State Forestry.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral and tall grass.
  • Status:   Active fire behavior with uphill runs and backing.  Additional are under threat.
  • Acres:   15,282
  • Containment:  45%.
  • Resources:  230 personnel, 7 crews, 11 engines, 4 helicopters.
  • Structures Lost:  1
  • Cost-to-Date:  $1.2 Million.

CEDAR FIRE – 10 miles S of Show Low.

  • Area:   Fort Apache Agency, BIA.
  • Command:  IMT 1 / IC Pierson.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber and brush.
  • Status:   Moderate fire behavior with group torching, short crown runs, backing.  Numerous structures are threatened.  Evacuations / road closures are in effect.
  • Acres:   40,340..
  • Containment:  22%.
  • Resources:   967 personnel, 25 crews, 51 engines, 7 choppers.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $6.7 Million.

QUEMADO FIRE  – 13 miles NW of Springerville.  

  • Area:   NE District – AZ State Forestry.
  • Fire Fuels:   Short grass.
  • Status:   Minimal fire behavior.
  • Acres:   2285.
  • Containment:  100%.
  • Resources:  0.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $215,000.00.

SAGE FIRE – 28 miles NE of Peach Springs, AZ  NEW!

  • Area:   Truxton Canyon Agency. BIA.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber, brush and short grass..
  • Status:   Active fire behavior with torching.  Road closures in effect.
  • Acres:   500.
  • Containment:  20%.
  • Structures Lost:  2.
  • Resources:    89 personnel, 4 crews, 1 engines, 0 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $1 Million.

WILDCAT FIRE – 26 miles SE of Jacob Lake. 

  • Area:   Kaibab National Forest.
  • Command:  IMT 2 / IC Bales.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral and short grass.
  • Status:   N/A.
  • Acres:   1502.
  • Containment:  70%.
  • Resources:  238 personnel, 5 crews, 3 engines, 1 helicopter.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $2.5Million.

(No new info)

Brown Fire. (Courtesy: Katie Markey, Helitack H320)

CALIFORNIA

BORDER FIRE 3 – 2 miles E of Potrero.  

  • Location: Off Hwy 188 / Hwy 94  near Tecate. CAL FIRE – Monte Vista Unit, San Diego County.
  • Started:  6/19/2016 @ 1103 Hours.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral / dormant brush / tall grass.
  • Status:   Active fire with torching, short-range and  spotting. Numerous homes under threat.  Evacuations / road / area and trail closures in effect.
  • Acres:   6020. Reduction due to more accurate fire mapping.
  • Containment:  10%
  • Resources:  1550 personnel, 30 crews, 115 engines, 6 helicopters.
  • Destroyed Structures:  4 outbuildings.
  • Injuries:  3 Firefighters, including 1 minor.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $2.7 Million.

SAN GABRIEL COMPLEX  NEWLY Combined!

4900 acres. 1041 personnel. 15 crews. 137 engines. Cost-to-date:  $2.4 Million.

FISH FIRE –  2 miles NE of Azusa.  

  • Area:   Angeles NF, Los Angeles County FD.
  • Start Day/Time:  6/20/2016 @ 1120 hours.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral, brush and tall grass.
  • Status:   Extreme fire behavior with spotting and running.  Many structures are still being threatened.
  • Acres:   3000.
  • Containment:  0%.
  • Resources:    376 personnel, 11 crews, 50 engines, 12 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $1 Million.

RESERVOIR FIRE  – 3 miles N of Azusa.  

  • Area:   Angeles NF, Los Angeles County FD.
  • Start Day/Time:  6/20/2016 @ 1100  hours.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral, brush and tall grass.
  • Status:   Managed under San Gabriel Complex.
  • Acres:   1500.
  • Containment:  0%.
  • Resources:    N/A.
  • Cost-to-Date:  N/A.
Pony Fire (Courtesy: inciweb)

Pony Fire (Courtesy: inciweb)

PONY FIRE  – 15 miles SW of Happy Camp.  

  • Area:   Klamath National Forest.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber, heavy logging slash, chaparral.
  • Status:   Min fire behavior.  Structures threatened.  road / area / trail closures in effect.
  • Acres:   15,240.
  • Containment:  60%.
  • Resources:  453 personnel, 10 crews, 7 engines, 4 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $14.2 Million

SHERPA FIRE  – 19 miles NW of Santa Barbara.  

  • Area:   Los Padres National Forest.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral and tall grass.
  • Status:   Active fire behavior with isolatedspotting and running.  Many structures are still being threatened.
  • Acres:   3000.
  • Containment:  0%.
  • Resources:    376 personnel, 11 crews, 50 engines, 12 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $1 Million.
Sherpa Fire (Credit: Amber/Santa Barbara Co FD)

Sherpa Fire (Credit: Amber/Santa Barbara Co FD)

NEW MEXICO

BURRO FIRE – 12 miles NW of Mule Creek.  NEW!

  • Area:  Apache – Sitgreaves National Forest.
  • Fire Fuels:   Brush and tall grass.
  • Status:   Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing and creeping.  Homes under threat.
  • Acres:   550..
  • Containment:  0%.
  • Resources:  76 personnel.  3 crews, 0 engines, 2 copters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $50,000.00.

DOG HEAD FIRE – 6 miles NW of Tajique.

  • Area:   Cibola National Forest.
  • Command:  IMT 1 / IC Day.
  • Fire Fuels:  Timber and medium logging slash.
  • Status:   Min fire behavior. Many structures under threat.  Road / area / trail closures in effect.  Evacuations lifted.
  • Acres:   17,912
  • Containment:  61%.
  • Resources:    938  personnel,  22  crews, 60 engines, 8 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $7 Million.

UTAH

ASPEN FIRE – 13 miles SW of Cedar City.  NEW!

  • Area:   Dixie National Forest.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber, dormant brush, hardwood slash and light logging.
  • Status:   Min fire behavior with isolated torching, creeping and smoldering. Road / trail closures in effect.
  • Acres:   355.
  • Containment:  97%.
  • Resources:    295 personnel, 11 crews, 3 engines, 3 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $2.4 Million.

SADDLE FIRE – 2 miles S of Pine Valley.  NEW!

  • Area:   Dixie National Forest.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber.
  • Status:   Active fire behavior with isolated torching, flanking, and backing.  Evacuations / road / trail closures in effect.
  • Acres:   512.
  • Containment:  0%.
  • Resources:    355 personnel, 12 crews, 8 engines, 6 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $900,000.00.

 

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