Thank you for reading our U.S. Active Wildfires by Wildfire Names for Saturday, August 27th.
We are working to compile the remaining wildfires for this list and appreciate y’all hanging in there until we get all caught up. (There are SO many of them).
Beaver Creek Fire (Medicine Bow NF) – Thunder Basin National Grassland – WY – 37,403 acres. 53% contained. 240 Personnel, 2 crews, 14 engines, 2 dozers, 1 masticator, 4 helicopters, 4 water tenders.
Berry Fire (Grand Teton National Park) – 19 Miles NW of Moran, Wyoming – Start 7/25/2016 @ midnight. Cause: Lightning. 12,378 acres. Red flag conditions on August 22 led to rapid fire growth across Jackson Lake and Highway 89. The highway remains closed at Leeks Marina (south) and the south entrance to Yellowstone National Park (north). 351 personnel assigned. Unknown containment or equipment resource status. $1.1 Million Cost-to-Date.
Broadway Fire ( Medicine Bow NF – Thunder Basin National Grassland) – 30 Miles NNW of Walden / 2 Miles N of Wyoming / Colorado State Line. – WY – Discovered 8/14/2016 @ 1815 hours. (Carbon County) 5 miles W of Blackhall Mtn, 5 miles E of Hog Park Reservoir. Caused: Lightning. 246 acres.
Boundary Fire (Yellowstone National Park) – Wyoming – Start 8/15/2016 @ 1600 hours. Human caused. 192 acres. Minimal fire behavior. 90% contained. Unknown # of personnel/resources or equipment assigned to this incident.
Box Canyon (Uinata – Wasatch – Cache National Forest) – Utah – Start July 28th @ 1715 hours. Human caused. 3,200 acres. 20% contained. 43 personnel. Active backing with isolated group torching. Spotting down canyon in Smith Morehouse .5 mile.
Cayuse Mountain Pass ( Spokane Indian Reservation) – 8 Miles of Wellpinit, Washington State. The Cayuse Mountain Fire started when the Hart Fire jumped the Spokane River. High winds pushed it to the East side of the river where it is now burning on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The fire on the West side of the river is the Hart Fire. 346 personnel. 18,417 acres. 50% containment. 14 residences and 9 non-residences have been lost.Level 2 and Level 3 evacuations and road closures remain in place.
Cedar Fire (Sequoia NF) – California – Start 8/16/2016 @ 1630 hours. Unknown cause. 28,840 acres. 20% contained. 2418 personnel. Incident Commanders Mike Minton, California Interagency IMT 5 representing the USFS, and Bill Steers, Kern County FD. Observed Fire Behavior: Active fire behavior with single tree and group torching, short uphill crown runs and short-range spotting. $27.7 Million Cost-to-Date.
Chimney Fire (San Luis Obispo County) – 15 miles W of Paso Robles, California – Running Deer Road / Chimney Rock Road. South of Lake Nacimiento. Started 8/13/2016 @ 1605 hours. Cause under investigation. 45,008 acres. 51% contained. 49 structures and 21 other structures destroyed. 8 damaged. 1 injury. 3,985 personnel. 324 engines, 106 crews, 4 air tankers, 16 copters, 45 dozers and 67 water tenders. $47.5 Million Cost-to-Date.
Clayton Fire (Lake County) – Lower Lake area, California – 3,929 acres. 100% contained.
Copper King Fire (Lolo NF) – Montana – 8 miles East of Thompson Falls; 1 mile N of Hwy 200. Start 7/31/2016 @ 1630 hours. Unknown Cause. 22,467 acres. 17% contained. 718 personnel. Incident Cooperators: Lolo National Forest, Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation (DNRC), Sanders County, Sanders County Sheriff, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. TFR in effect. Evacations and warnings in effect. Firefighters took advantage of the calm winds and higher humidity to continue burnout operations.
Fawn Fire (Tatanka Complex) – Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming – The Maple, Buffalo and Fawn fires all had slight new growth; acreages will be updated tonight if a new infrared flight is conducted. The infrared flight that provides us with accurate fire mapping was not conducted last night
Grade Fire (Siskiyou County) – 2 Miles N of Yreka, California – Start 8/24/2016 @ 1455 hours. 710 acres. 75% contained. 5 homes + 5 outbuildings destroyed. 1 outbuilding damaged. 150 structures under direct threat. 623 personnel, 45 engines, 20 crews, 2 helicopters, 9 dozers and 15 water tenders.
Hart Fire (Spokane County) – 35 Miles NW of Spokane / North of Davenport, Washington. Start 8/21/2016. Unknown cause. 349 personnel. 4983 acres. 78% contained. In mop-up and patrol status.
Henrys Creek Fire (Bonneville County) – 7 miles SE of Idaho Falls, Idaho – 52,233 acres. 37% containment. Moderate fire with running, torching and flanking. 350 personnel. 7 crews. 25 engines, 7 helicopters. 2 structures destroyed. $1.3 Million Cost-to-Date.
Maple Fire (Tatanka Complex ) – West Yellowstone, Wyoming – Start 8/8/16 from lightning. 4 miles northeast of the community of West Yellowstone, and 3.5 miles southwest of Mount Holmes Lookout.
Peterson Hollow Fire ( Uinta/Wasatch-Cache NF) – 12 Miles NW of Garden City, UT. Moderate fire behavior with torching, spotting and backing.
Pickens North Fire – 5 Miles N of Tonasket – Washington – Start 8/24/2016 @ an unknown time. Cause is under investigation. 760 acres. 80% contained. 116 assigned personnel. 1 cabin lost. 50 structures threatened. In mop-up and patrol status.
Pioneer Fire (Boise NF) – NE of Boise, Idaho – 100,367 acres. Reduced to 47% containment. 2,000+ personnel. Slow ROS, fire spreading to the North. $69.4 Million Cost-to-Date.
Rail Fire – 5 Miles West of Unity, Oregon. Start 7/31/2016. Unknown cause. Burning in same area as 2002 Monument Fire. 33,760 acres. 55% contained. 894 personnel.
Rey Fire (Santa Barabara County) – North of Santa Barbara, California. – 33,006 acres. 46% contained. $15.2 Million Cost-to-Date.
Santos Fire (Butte County) – Hwy 32 / Santos Ranch Road, California – S of Forrest Ranch. Started 8/26/2016. CAL Fire managing fire. 101 acres. 25% contained. Firefighters making good progress.
Soberanes Fire ( Monterey County) – South of Caramel Valley, California. 91,100 acres. 60% contained. 1413 personnel. 21 hand crews, 65 engines, 12 helicopters, 21 dozers and 14 water tenders. $160.8 Million Cost-to-Date.
Spokane Complex (2 Fires ) – (Spokane County) – Spokane, Washington – Start 8/21/2016 @ 12 midnight. Total acres: 6195 acres. NW Team 11 (Command). 691 personnel assigned.
Wellesley Fire is estimated to be 341 acres in size. Two residences have been destroyed. The fire is 100% contained. Firefighters remain vigilant and are patrolling the fire with crews and engines.
Yale Road Fire is estimated to be 5,854 acres in size and remains active in stringers of timber located within draws. 10 homes destroyed. Firefighters continue to work toward keeping the fire within its existing foot print.
Tie Fire (Caribou-Targhee NF) – 10 Miles SW of Victor, Idaho. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, creeping and smoldering. 1242 acres. 25% contained. 207 personnel. 4 crews. 8 engines. 6 copters. $150,000 Cost-to-Date.
Tully Fire (Humboldt County) – Hwy 169 / Martin’s Ferry Road, California. Started 8/22 @ 1603 hours. Arson caused. 2 structures destroyed. More are under threat. 571 acres. 25% contained. 1490 personnel, 82 engines, 55 crews, 10 helicopters, 17 dozers and 14 water tenders.
Twin Lakes Fire (Wind River / Bighorn Basin District) – 19 Miles S/SW of Meeteetse / West of Grass Creek, Wyoming. Reported on 8/8/2016 (evening of). Lightning caused. 1,579 acres. 153 Firefighters including 2 Hot Shot crews, 2 Type 2 Hand crews, 7 engines, 2 dozers and 2 excavator. Air support via the Hot Springs County Airport.
The North Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the Twin Lakes Fire the at 6:00 am August 22nd.
West side of Benewah Creek Rd / Hwy 95 – SE of Plummer, ID
Started 8/26/2016. ROS towards Windfall Pass area. Level 2 evacs in effect.
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