U.S. Active Wildfires by #Hashtag | Thursday, July 28, 2016

2016 Wildfires in the United States

Thank You for joining us on this Thursday evening, where we glean information from various sources all over the web to bring to you in what is happening in the Fire News world……

Rainbow Valley Subdivision

Rolling hose on the McHugh Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

ALASKA

#McHughFire – 2 Miles SE  of Anchorage: 778 acres.  100% contained.  141 personnel.  Min activity.

July 27, 2016 Picture of Soberanes taken from Mt. Manuel

Soberanes Fire (Credit: Phil Hernandez)

ARIZONA

#BaldwinFire – 3 Miles South  of Heber-Overgaard:  1,000 acres. 10% contained. 8 personnel. Grass, brush. Point protection.  Min fire behavior with creeping, smoldering and backing.

#BlackPeakFire – 3 Miles NW of Ruby:  4600 acres.  Grass, brush and point protection.  80 personnel.

#CocoFire – Forest Road 302 and 2719:  731 acres.  (3) Type 6 engines, (1) Type 3 engines and (1) 10- crews.

#ElkFire – 5 miles NW of Pinetop.  1300 acres.  28 personnel.  Moderate fire behavior, flanking and backing.

#FullerFire – North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, near Point Imperial: 14,385 acres.  Lightning caused. Increased fire activity inside the fire perimeter. 280 personnel. 36% contained. Timber, grass and rugged terrain.

#IkeFire :  1 acre.  Fire spreading naturally.  6 personnel.

#PointFire – 3 miles E of Sedona:  191 acres. 70%  contained.  Lightning caused.  27 personnel.  Started 7/20/2016 @ 1200 hours.

#Sunflower :  Burning naturally.  35 acres. Kaibib National Forest.

07/26/2016

Sunflower Fire – Structure Protection (Courtesy: Inciweb)

CALIFORNIA

#SandFire – 1 Mile South of Santa Clarita:  38,346 acres. 65% contained. 1826 personnel.  179 engines.  39 cerws, 19 water tankers and 12 bulldozers. Unified Command:  LACoFD, LACoSO and USFS.

#SobreanasFier – Los Padres National Forest:  4,245 personnel. 15% contained.  29,877 acres.  Unified Command:  CAL Fire, USFS and Los Padres NF.  CAL Fire IMT 4.

#SpunkyFire – Near Santa Clarita / Leona:  25 acres. 100% contained.  Boquet Canyon and Spunky Canyon.

Point Fire, July 26, 2016: A Star-350B3 Type 3 Helicopter, Prescott Helitack (Marc Howard, Firefighter/Sedona Fire District)

Point Fire (Credit: Marc Howard/FF/Sedona Fire District)

COLORADO  

#BeaverCreekFire  :  27,893 acres. 12% contained.  Timber and brush.  Active fire behavior, crowning and isolated torching.

#RoaringPineFire – Near 2014 Goat Fire location:  Lightning caused. Near Frank Church.  75-100 acres. 6% contained.

Firing pattern across the landscape

Coco Fire. (Credit: USDA Forest Service/Brandon Oberhardt)

IDAHO

#CometFire – same location as the 2015 #BobcatFire drainage:  356 acres.  78 personnel.  Burning slowly chunks up steep and inaccessible terrains.

#PioneerFire –  5 Miles North of Idaho City: 12,869 acres.  983 personnel.  10 hotshots, 17 Type 2 crews.  36 engines. 10 masticators.  Fire grew Eastward on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, and crossed over ID State Highway 21 North of China Creek.

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

Sand Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

MONTANA

#BlueLakeFire – 10 Miles SW of Ennis:  629 acres.  45% contained.  188 personnel.

Hatchery Fire, July 24, 2016

Hatchery Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

NEW MEXICO

#McGaffeyFire  – Near Miranda Canyon:  50 acres.  80 personnel.  0% contained.

Around Fire Camp

Little Den Fire around Fire Camp. (Courtesy: Inciweb)   

SOUTH DAKOTA

#FreemanFire – N of Smithwick Rd / Ogala:  18,1815 acres. 16 personnel.  70% contained.

Burnout operations on northwest area of Blue Lake Fire

Blue Lake Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

UTAH

#ChoiceCherryFire – 10 Miles NW of Callao:  5,634 acres. 45% contained.  315 personnel.  Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, flanking and creeping.

RJ-85 at Boise Air Tanker Base with smoke column from the Mile Marker 14 Fire behind it.

Milemarker 14 Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

WYOMING  

#CliffCreekFire –  15 Miles East of Hoback:  21,483 acres.  15% contained.  721 personnel.  Active fire behavior with short crown runs, short-range spotting.

#HatcheryFire – 7 Miles NE  of Ten Sleep:  2,802 acres. 85% contained.  Min fire activity.  Human caused.

#LavaMountainFire – 20 Miles NW of Dubois:  12,169 acres. 5% contained.  1,085 personnel. 20 crews. 52, engines, 2 bulldozers, 7 water tankers, 7 helicopters, 10 skidigines, 2 injuries.  $7,025,000 CTD.

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