U.S. Active Wildfires by #Hashtag |Friday, July 22, 2016

Here are the active fires for this evening’s Update:


UPDATE | #McHughFire – 2 miles SE of Anchorage, Mile 111 Seward Highway.

McHugh Fire Wednesday 3 a.m.

McHugh Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Mat-Su Area Forestry, DOF. . Started on BLM land  Medium logging slash. 842 acres. 7% contained.

113 personnel.

TFR over fire in effect.



UPDATE | #BakerFire – Off Baker St & School St near Copperopolis .

Start 7/21/2016 @ 1506 Hours. 100% contained. 57 acres.

Courtesy: CAL Fire

NEW FIRE |  #BradleyFire – off Highway 101 and San Antonio River, south of Bradley .

25 acres. Little information available.

UPDATE | #RoblarFire – On Camp Pendleton, Off Roblar Rd & Case Springs. San Diego County.

Roblar Fire (Credit: CAL Fire)

Start 7/21/2016.  800 acres. 35% contained.

NEW FIRE |  #RockFire – off Highway 67 & Rockhouse Road, near Ramona. San Diego County. 

Rock Fire (Credit: CAL Fire)

20 acres. Acreage decreased due to more accurate mapping.  5% contained. Cause determined to be a car fire that spread to nearby brush.

Shelter for Large Animals:  Ramona Fairgrounds, 434 Aqua Lane. (tweeted @ 2000 Hours PDT) All Evacuations lifted. (tweeted @ 1900 Hours PDT)

NEW FIRE |  #SandFire – NB Hwy 14/Sand Canyon Road. Los Angeles County. Angeles NF.

Started 7/22/2016 @ 1415 hours. Cause is unknown and under investigation.   2,500 acres.  0% containment.  Fire behavior is very active and heading towards Little Tiyunga Road.

Sand Fire (Credit: CAL Fire)

300 personnel assigned.  Fire Management is in Unified Command between USFS and LACoFD.  29 engines, 12 hand crews, 5 helicopters, 8 fixed wing aircraft, 2 dozers.

Shelter :  Garden Valley H.S., 27051 Robert C Lee Parkway, San Clarita.

Shelter for Large Animals:  Pitchess Detention Center (Jack Bones Equestrian Center), 29320 The Old Road, Castaic.

 UPDATE | #SerpaFire – NE of Coarsegold. Madera County.

Courtesy: CAL Fire

Start 7/21/2016 @ 1253 Hours PDT

80 acres. 70% contained. All evacuation orders lifted.

26 engines. 5 Dozers. 6 Water Tenders.

NEW FIRE | #SoberanesFire – 5 miles South of Carmel and Garrapta State Park.

Soberanes Fire (Credit: CAL Fire)

Monterey County. Rapid Rate of spread.

900 acres. 0% contained.

NEW FIRE | #StorksbillFire = near Pilot Hill. El Dorado County.  Start 7/22/2016 around 1340 hours PDT.

StorksbillFire (Credit: CAL Fire)

60 acres. 60% contained.  All evacuations Storksbill Rd & Hound Hollow Rd. have been lifted.

UPDATE | #TableTopFire (CA)  Table Rock Rd & Harry Cash Rd, Montague.



UPDATE | #BeaverCreekFire  – Routt NF. 24 mi NW of Walden.

Start 6/19/2016. Cause unknown and under investigation. Timber and brush.

Structure Protection

Photo layout on how Firefighters Save Houses aka Structure Protection. (Credit: Routt National Forest)

25,491 acres.  5% contained.  Moderate fire behavior exhibiting isolated torching, short-range spotting, smoldering and creeping.

215 personnel assigned

UPDATE | #HaydenPassFire  –  21 mi SW of Colorado Springs. 20 miles SE of Salida.

Fire during night ops

Hayden Pass (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Started 7/8/2016.  Hardwood slash, brush and tall grass. Lightning caused. 16,489 acres. 55% contained.

Rocky Mtn Blue Team IMT. 354 Personnel.


UPDATE | #PioneerFire – Boise NF. IMT 2 (Rosenthal). 5 miles North  of Idaho City.

Photo of large smoke column on Pioneer Fire from Lookout

Pioneer Fire from the Lookout. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Timber and grass.  2,000 acres.  Reported on July 8th @ 1700  hours. 20% contained.

Type 2 IMT assumed command on Friday, July 22nd.  300 Fire personnel.  More resources are being called to this fire and diverted from the MM14 fire to this incident including a Type 1 Heavy lift helicopter.

Fire is moving in a Northerly direction.  More resources are on order.


UPDATE | #BlueLakeFire  – 10 miles SW of Ennis, 1.5 miles South of the Axolotl Lake.

Smoke column resulting from Friday burnout operations

Blue Lake Fire (Credit: Teri Miller)

Start 7/21 @1445 hours. Lightning caused. 314 acres. 0% contained. On private land and BLM lands. Burning in grass, sagebrush and heavy timber.

15 personnel.  4 engines (2 are USFS, 2 Madison County VFD). 1 MT DNRC Type 2 Helicopters. 2 Air tankers. 2 Hand crews (on order).

Air tankers making retardant drops. Fire Managers are assessing current situation to determine best fire suppression tactics.


NEW FIRE | #LittleDenFire – 45 miles SW of Austin.

July 21st sunset from the fire area, Photo Credit : Vegas Valley Hand Crew

Sunset at The Little Den Fire (Credit: Vegas Valley Hand Crew)

Start 7/20/2016 @ 1030 Hours. Human caused.  Pinion-Juniper with stands of grass and sagebrush. 3,200 acres. 30% contained.

225 personnel.

Concerns of military and fire suppression aircraft in the area.

NEW FIRE | #PintoFire – 15 Miles Southeast Of Eureka. 

Aerial view of the Pinto Fire

Pinto Fire (Credit: BLM)

Start 7/21/2016 @ 1215 hours. Cause unknown & under investigation.  Fire managed by Rosetty,   Short grass, brush and timber.  1902 acres.  30% contained.

Type 3 IC Zumont, Type 3 IC Trainee.  131 personnel.

Fire is smoldering and creeping with short duration runs in priority sage grouse habitat. Firefighters to continue to establish fire lines.


UPDATE | #ArdenFire – Big Horn NF.  About 35 miles East of Greybull, Wyoming, near Shell Reservoir and Lake Adelaide.

View of the Arden Fire from Crooked Creek Hill on FSR 17 (July 19, 2016)

Arden Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Detected on 7/19/2016.  10% contained. 523 acres.  Cause is unknown and under investigation.

4 – 20-person hotshot crews, 2- 20-person hand crews, 3 engines, and 2 helicopters

NEW FIRE | #HatcheryFire – Big Horn National Forest.

Hatchery Fire July 22, 2016

Hatchery Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Discovered 7/22/2016 @ 1300 hours. 2,600 acres. Burning on private lands and lands administrated by BLM, Worland Field Office and Big Horn National Forest. 0% contained.

US 16 is closed from Wyoming Highway 435 to the Sheep Mtn. Road.

60 Firefighters. 1 VLAT. 2 Type1 and 1 Type3 helicopters working on fire now.  Additional resources are on order.



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