U.S. Active Wildfires by #Hashtag | Wednesday, July 27, 2016

2016 Wildfires in the United States

Thank You for joining us on our Blog here and on following us on Social Media! Here is the latest compiled list of wildfires happening in the United States:

ALASKA

#McHughFire – 2 Miles SE  of Anchorage: 778 acres. 35% contained. 267 personnel. 8 crews. 1 engine. 2 helos. $2.8M CTD. No new info.

Crew members hiking in the rain into Rainbow Subdivison to begin pulling structure protection

McHugh Fire: Crews heading to remove structure protection (Source: Inciweb)

ARIZONA

#BaldwinFire – 3 Miles South  of Heber-Overgaard: 400 acres. 10% contained. 24 personnel. Min fire behavior with creeping.

#BlackPeakFire – 3 Miles NW of Ruby:  2,500 acres. 10% contained. Moderate fire behavior w ith uphill running and creeping.  32 personnel. 1 crew. 2 engines. 1 helo. $45K CTD.

#CocoFire – Forest Road 302 and 2719:  500 acres. 0% contained. 35 personnel. Rain poured over the area.

#FullerFire – North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, near Point Imperial: 14,385 acres. 385 contained.  270 personnel. Fire crews working several Forest Service roads. Rain has poured over the fire ground. Winds expected to pick up.

Fuller Fire (Source: Inciweb)

CALIFORNIA

#SandFire – 1 Mile South of Santa Clarita:  38,346 acres. 40% contained. 2,397 personnel.  68 crews. 285 engines. 12 helos. 18 structures lost. $13.5M CTD.  Active fire behavior with wind-driven with torching.  Homes, energy infrastructure under threaten.

#SobranesFire – Near Big Sur (Monterey County): 23,688 acres.  10% contained.  Active with torching, short-range spotting, 2,000 homes/energy infrastructure threatened. 3,516 personnel. 78 crews. 329 engines. 14 helos. 6 air tankers.  60 bulldozers.  20 water tenders.  34 homes lost. 10 outbuildings lost. 2 structures + 2 outbuildings damaged.  1 fatality.  Evacuation info here – > http://calfireinformation.weebly.com/soberanes-fire-updates.html .  $12.5M CTD.   

Photos of the Sand Fire on Day Four, July 25, 2016

Sand Fire on Day 4; The Aftermath. (Source: Inciweb)

COLORADO  

#BenchFire – 27 Miles North  of Rangely:  576 acres. 50% contained. Min fire behavior. 40 personnel.  1 crew. 4 engines. 1 helicopter. 0 structures lost. $115,000 CTD>

IDAHO

#CometFire – same location as the 2015 #BobcatFire drainage. 320 acres. 0% contained. 17 personnel including 4 smokejumpers, 4 helli-rappelers.  Started 7/26/2016 by lightning.  NEW!

#PioneerFire –  5 Miles North of Idaho City:  4982 acres. 33% contained.  active Fire with running and group torching.  903 personnel. 27 crews. 22 engines. 10% contained. 0 structures lost. $5.7M CTD.

Comet Fire on Hillside with retardant

Comet Fire (Source: Inciweb)

MONTANA

#BlueLakeFire – 10 Miles SW of Ennis:  629 acres. 30% contained. Min fire behavior with torching, smoldering, creeping and habitat/homes threatened. 233 personnel.  6 crews. 12 engines. 4 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $1.8M CTD.

NEW MEXICO

#Westhall2Fire – 5 Miles SE of Arabela:  3,339 acres. 95% contained. Min fire behavior. 74 personnel. 3 crews. 1 engine. $150K CTD.

OREGON

#RattlesnakeFire – 10 Miles NE of Warm Springs:  9,298 acres. 80% contained. Moderate fire behavior with torching, backing, creeping. Homes under threat. 169 personnel. 6 crews. 18 engines. 2 helicopters. $200K CTD.

UTAH

#ChoiceCherryFire – 10 Miles NW of Callao:  1,868 acres. 75% contained. Min fire behavior.  Habitat threatened. 16 personnel. 0 crews. 1 engine. 0 helos. 0 structures lost. $595K CTD.

#LowerEbbsFire – 4 Miles South of Scipio:  5,068 acres. 35% contained.  Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, flanking and creeping. 300 personnel. 8 crews. 10 engines. 4 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $950K CTD. 

WYOMING

#CedarDraw2Fire –  20 Miles North of Gillette:  3,744 acres. 50% contained. 232 personnel. 8 crews. 17 engines. 4 helos.  0 structures lost. $850K CTD.

#CliffCreekFire –  15 Miles East of Hoback:  16,836 acres. 9% contained. Active fire behavior with running, group torching and residences threatened. 696 personnel. 18 crews. 22 engines. 8 helos. 1 structure lost. $6M CTD.

#HatcheryFire – 7 Miles NE  of Ten Sleep:  2,802 acres. 60% contained.  Min fire behavior. Homes still threatened.  197 personnel. 4 crews. 7 engines. 2 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $1.5M CTD.

#LavaMountainFire – 20 Miles NW of Dubois:  11,100 acres. 0% contained. Active fire with short crowns, group torching, short-range spotting and residences threatened. 749 personnel. 16 crews. 55 engines. 6 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $6.2M CTD.

Tanker drop in the timber.

Lava Mountain Fire. (Source: Inciweb)

Thank you again to all of our readers this evening from the U.S.A , Canada, Indonesia, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, India, the UK and Ireland.  Be Safe, Friends!

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