Active U.S. Wildfires – June 30, 2016

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Here are the updates for today.

BEAVER CREEK FIRE (Independence Mtn/Colorado)

  • Routt National Forest, BLM,  private land, South of the CO/WY state line, 24 miles NW of Walden.
  • Started 6/19/2016 @1200 hours
  • Cause unknown
  • 13,725 acres
  • 5% containment
  • 596 personnel
  • Minimal, creeping, smoldering
  • 11 crews
  • 26 engines
  • 9 helicopters
  • 3 structures lost
  • $4.3 Million CTD
Smoke rising over Skeleton fire

Skelton Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

BIG HAT FIRE (Valles Caldera National Preserve/New Mexico)

  • Banco Bonita area
  • Started 6/22/2016 @ 1200 hours
  • Caused by lightning
  • 87 acres
  • Fire being managed as benefit resource.

 

BUG CREEK FIRE (East of I-17; Cordes Lakes area, Aqua Fria National Monument, Cultural sites/Arizona)

  • Started 6/28/2016 @ 1045 hours
  • 1080 acres
  • 90% containment
  • 30 personnel
  • Interior smoldering
  • Evacuation orders lifted
  • $500,000 CTD

 

CEDAR FIRE (18 miles northwest of Whiteriver, 10 miles south of Pinetop-Lakeside/Show Low/Arizona)

  • Safety Location: White Mountain Apache Reservation
  • Start 6/15/2016 @ 1145 hours
  • Cause unknown, under investigation
  • 45,977 acres
  • 90% containment status.
  • 3 Type, 6 Engines, 1 Type-2A
  • BAER on scene and working on rehabbing the burned areas

 

COLYEAR FIRE (off Colyear Springs Rd, 7 miles W of Red Bank (Tehama County)/California)

  • Started 6/30/2016
  • 464 acres
  • 35% containment
  • No new info

Bug Creek Fire in Arizona (Source: Inciweb)

CROW PEAK FIRE (Black Hills NF/South Dakota)

  • Approx. 4 miles west of Spearfish, SD and 2 miles south of I-90.
  • Started 6/24/2016 @ 1815 hours by Lightning
  • Active fire behavior with torching
  • 1677 acres
  • 15% containment
  • Increased perimeter due to firing operations
  • 512 personnel
  • 12 Crews
  • 37 engines
  • 6 helicopters
  • 0 structures lost
  • $2.8 Million CTD

 

ERSKINE (Lake Isabella – Kern County/California)

  • Lake Isabella
  • Cause unknown, under investigation
  • 80% contained
  • 1743 personnel
  • 257 structures destroyed
  • $17.5 Million CTD

JUNIPER FIRE (Approximately 10 miles south of Young/Arizona) 

  • Start 5/20/2016 @ midnight by lightning
  • 30,631 acres
  • 90% contained
  • 11 personnel
  • Managed by Pleasant Valley Ranger District
  • Monitoring for hot spots and fire suppression repair
Rosebud Fire

Rosebud Fire in Colorado (Source: Inciweb)

LION FIRE (S of Bradshaw Mountains/Arizona)

  • Started 6/28/2016 @ 1600 hours
  • Cause unknown, under investigation
  • In rugged and remote area
  • Indirect fire suppression
  • 160 acres
  • 0% containment
  • 0 structures in the area/no threats

 

MARINA FIRE (One mile northwest of Lee Vining/California)

  • Inyo NF
  • Command transferring to local command on Friday, July 1
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • Structures still threatened
  • 654 acres
  • 89% contained
  • 287 personnel
  • 5 crew
  • 2 engines
  • 4 helicopters
  • 1 structure lost
  • $2.9 Million CTD

 

OBSERVATION FIRE (West of Lost Horse Observation Point, 10 miles Southwest of Hamilton/Montana)

  • Started 6/24/2016 @ noon
  • Caused by lightning
  • 971 acres
  • 5% contained
  • 136 personnel
  • Working to minimize impact on private property and Forest infrastructure
  • Fire expected to spread up to the West to Lost Horse drainage into rugged and inaccessible terrain
Helicopter in terrain up Lost Horse

Observation Fire in Montana (Courtesy: Inciweb)

PEAKS FIRE (Approximately 10 miles north of the Tonto Basin Visitor Center in the Four Peaks Wilderness Area, Tonto National Forest/Arizona)

  • Started 6/20/2016 @ 2000 hours
  • Lightning caused
  • 427 acres
  • Unknown containment status
  • 55 personnel

 

PINE FIRE (Near Haddock Campground, 3 miles west of the Pine Mtn Lodge, above Middle Sespe/California)

  • Started 6/30/2016 @ unknown time
  • 200 acres
  • 0% containment
  • 150 personnel
  • Cause unknown and under investigation

 

ROSEBUD FIRE (2 miles SW of the town of Pitkin; 3 miles NE of Ohio City, CO; 2 miles W of Juanita Pass/Colorado)

  • Started on 6/26/2016 @ 1330 hours
  • 52 acres
  • 95% containment
  • 55 personnel
  • Command transitioning from an IMT3 to a IMT4

 

SADDLE FIRE (2 miles south of Pine Valley/Utah)

  • Started 6/13/2016 @ 1100 hours
  • Caused by lightning
  • 1540 acres
  • 29% containment
  • 625 personnel
  • Rain over the fire ground
  • Most of fire backing down steep slopes with short up slope runs and occasional torching.
  • Active during night operations.
  • Fire Managers expecting fire to small runs from group torching

 

Crow Peak Fire

Crow Peak Fire in South Dakota (Courtesy: Inciweb)

SAN GABRIEL COMPLEX

Fire Fish (Los Angeles County/California)

  • Command transferred back to local authorities 6/30/2016
  • 4253 acres
  • 96% contained
  • 194 personnel
  • 7 crews
  • 6 engines
  • 8 helicopters
  • 0 structures lost
  • $7.3 Million CTD

Reservoir Fire (3 miles N of Azusa/Angeles NF/California)

  • Command transferred back to local authorities 6/30/2016
  • 1146 acres
  • 96% contained
  • 114 personnel
  • 1 crew
  • 5 engines
  • 0 helicopters
  • 0 structures lost
  • $7.8 Million CTD

 

SKELETON FIRE (Skeleton Canyon, Peloncillo Mountains, Coronado NF/Arizona)

  • Started on 6/28/2016 @ 1000 hours
  • Caused by Lightning
  • 820 acres in steep heavily forested canyons
  • 0% containment
  • 57 personnel
  • Fire being managed for resource benefit to ecosystem
  • $50,000 CTD
Initial stages of the Erskine Fire

Erskine Fire in California (Courtesy: Inciweb)

TRAILHEAD FIRE (Middle fork American River canyon south of Todd Valley/California)

  • Started 6/28/2016 @ 1345 hours
  • From an unknown cause
  • NorCal Interagency Incident Management Team 2 / CAL FIRE NEU (Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit)
  • 1564 acres
  • 12% containment
  • 992 personnel
  • Evacuations in Placer County (http://placer.ca.gov/emergency/trail-fire) and El Dorado County (http://pio.edso.org/)
  • Fire active prompting evacuations

 

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