Active Wildfires | By Wildfire Name | August 29, 2016

 

Thank you for reading our U.S. Active Fires by Wildfire Names for Monday, August 29, 2016.

Fireboss single engine scooper plane above Spokane River

Fireboss single engine scooper plane above Spokane River (Credit: Lincoln County Sheriff Office)

Thank you for hanging in there with us while we catch up on all U.S. Active Wildfires.  If you see that one is not on the list, please feel free to give us a shout and we will add it – no matter how big or small.

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CALIFORNIA

Cedar Fire (Sequoia NF) – West of Kern,  California – Start 8/16/2016 @ 1630 hours.  Unknown cause. 28,840 acres. 20% contained. Incident Commanders Mike Minton, California Interagency IMT 5 representing the USFS, and Bill Steers, Kern County FD.  2418 personnel. 39 crews. 196 engines. 17 helicopters. 25 dozers. 39 water tenders.

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. 45,108 acres. 52% contained. total 70 structures .  8 damaged. 1 injury.  3,986 personnel.  97 crews. 312 engines, 14 copters.  4 air tankers. 45 dozers and 67 water tenders. $57.7 Million Cost-to-Date.

Evergreen Fire (Riverside County) – Lakeland Village area near Lake Elisinore, California.  Start 8/28/2016. 40 acres. No further details.

Gap Fire (SiskiyouCo) – Off Seiad Creek Rd, 5 Miles NW of Seiad Valley (Klamath NF), California.  CAL Fire assisting NF Fire crews.  No new info.

Grade Fire (Siskiyou County) – 2 Miles N of Yreka, Cal0ifornia – Start 8/24/2016 @ 1455 hours. 710 acres. 90% contained. 386 personnel. 13 crews. 20 engines. 0 helicopters. 10 structures lost. $1.8 Million Cost-to-Date.

Havilah Fire –  (Kern County) East from Caliente Bodfish Road, South of Lake Isabella, 5 Miles East of Glennville, California.  Started 8/27/2016 @ 1431 hours. To be included in Cedar Fire’s updates (our source says) but we will continue to report is separately in our posts.  343 acres. 8% contained.  Started as a grass fire from an unknown cause.

Range Fire – (Kern County) – 6 Miles East of Arvin, California.  518 acres. 68% contained. 544 personnel. 12 crews. 68 engines. 1 chopper.  0 structures destroyed/damaged. $1.2 Million CTD.

Rey Fire  (Santa Barabara County) – North of Santa Barbara, California. – 33,006 acres. 54% contained. 1408 personnel. 42 crews. 31 engines. 16 copters. 5 structures lost.  $21.4 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. 89 acres. 60%  contained. Firefighters making good progress.

Soberanes Fire ( Monterey  County) – South of Caramel Valley, California.  91,453 acres. 60% contained. 1496 personnel.  24 hand crews, 72 engines, 12 helicopters, 21 dozers and 14 water tenders.  68 structures lost. $164.3 Million Cost-to-Date.

Tully Fire (Humboldt County) –  Hwy 169 / Martin’s Ferry Road, California.  Started 8/22 @ 1603 hours. Arson caused.  More are under threat.  599 acres. 40% contained. 1396 personnel. 48 crews. 69 engines. 10 helicopters. 3 structures destroyed. $9 Million Cost-to-Date.

Willow Fire (Calaveras County) – East of San Andreas.  Start 8/28/2016. Unknown cause.  400 acres. 2% contained.

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COLORADO

Broadway Fire – Colorado.  246 acres. 0% contained. 68 personnel. 2 crews. 1 engine. 0 copters. 0 structures lost. $578,000.00 Cost-to-Date.

Beaver Creek – Colorado.  37,403 acres. 53% contained. 257 personnel. 2 crews. 13 engines. 4 helicopters. 17 structures lost. $24.7 Million Cost-to-Date.

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IDAHO

Black Fire – 10 Miles SW of Swan Valley, Idaho. 280 acres. 2 personnel. Started by lightning. 0% contained. In monitor status.

Henrys Creek Fire (Bonneville County) – 7 miles SE of Idaho Falls, Idaho – 52,972 acres. 68% containment. Moderate fire with running, torching and flanking. 462 personnel. 10 crews. 26 engines, 8 helicopters. 3 structures destroyed. $3.2 Million Cost-to-Date.

John Doe Fire – Idaho.  500 acres. 0% contained. 47 personnel. 0 crews. 4 engines. 2 helos. $25,000 Cost-to-date.

Pioneer Fire (Boise NF) – NE of Boise, Idaho – 105,475 acres. 58% containment. 1399 personnel. 30 crews. 62 engines. 9 helicopters. 5 structures lost. . $7.14  Million Cost-to-Date.

Tie Fire (Caribou-Targhee NF) – 10 Miles SW of Victor, Idaho.  978 acres. 44% contained. 328 personnel. 8 crews. 8 engines. 5 copters. 0 structures lost. $1.3 Million Cost-to-Date.

West side of Benewah Creek Rd / Hwy 95 – SE of Plummer, Idaho.  Started 8/26/2016. ROS towards Windfall Pass area.  Level 2 evacs in effect.

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MONTANA

Bierney Creek Fire – Bierney Creek, west of Lakeside, Montana.  Started 8/22/2016 @ 1600 hours. Human caused. 65 personnel.  60 acres. 60% contained.

Clear Creek – Montana.  500 acres. 0% contained.  85 personnel.  2 crews. 5 engines. 2 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $200,000.00 CTD.

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. 23,432 acres. 15% contained. 782 personnel. 18 crews. 39 engines. 10 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $13.8 Million.

Roaring Lion Fire – 5 miles SW of Hamilton, Montana.  Started 7/31/2016 @ 1415 hours. Cause unknown.  8,533 acres. 70% contained. 56 personnel.  Fire being monitored by air.

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OKLAHOMA

Spanish Peaks Fire – Oklahoma.  263 acres. 95% contained. 4 personnel.  0 crews. 2 engines. 0 helos. 0 structures lost. $81,000.00 Cost-to-date.

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OREGON

Fire Facts:  Oregon has stated that 89% of Wildfires this year have been contributed to human intervention or in layman’s terms as “human related”.

2500 Road Fire – 3 miles NE of Depoe Bay, Oregon.  Started on 8/22/2016. 202 acres. 100% contained.  208 personnel. 8 crews. 1 helicopter. 6 engines.  Fire demobilizing on 8/27/2016. Turning back to local Fire District.

Cherry Road Fire – Oregon.  32,000 acres. 95% contained. 32 personnel.  0 crews. 8 engines. 0 helos.  0 structures lost. $1.8 Million Cost-to-Date.

Cleveland Ridge Fire – 25 Miles North of Medford, Oregon.  530 acres. 50% contained. 464 personnel. 29 crews. 23 engines. 7 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $1.9 Million Cost-to-Date. The fire is 100% lined/plumbed. There are Level 1 evacuation notices for homes along West Fork Elk Creek and East Fork Elk Creek. Line is holding and mop-up is progressing.

High Pass Fire 12.5 – Oregon.  195 acres. 35% contained. 573 personnel.  22 crews. 12 engines. 6 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $1.2 Million.

Indian Creek Crossing – 15 miles North of Halfway, Oregon along the Imnaha River, near Indian Crossing Campground.  Reported by Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center shortly after 1400 hours on Saturday, 8/27/2016. 85 acres. 0% contained. Cause is under investigation.

Rail Fire – 5 Miles West of Unity, Oregon.  Start 7/31/2016. Unknown cause. Burning in same area as 2002 Monument Fire. 34,369 acres. 58% contained. 836 personnel. 21 crews. 38 engines. 7 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $24.4 Million Cost-to-date.

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UTAH

Box Canyon  (Uinata – Wasatch – Cache National Forest) – Utah – Start July 28th @ 1715 hours. Human caused. 3,947 acres. 20% contained. 48 personnel. 2 crews.  6 engines. 1 helicopter. 0 structures lost. $2 Million Cost-to-Date.

Briggs Fire – 10 Miles NE of Beaver, Utah.  Started on 8/9/2016 by lightning.   3,418 acres. 0% contained. 1 Type 3 Team, 1 Type 2 Initial Attack Crews, 1 Wildland Fire Use Modules, and various Overhead for a total personnel of 56.

Peterson Hollow Fire ( Uinta/Wasatch-Cache NF) – 12 Miles NW of Garden City, UT. 1187 acres. 20% contained. 324 personnel. 9 crews. 14 engines. 5 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $2.2. Million Cost-to-Date.

Porcupine Fire – 7 miles southeast of Mayfield, Utah. Started 7/23/2016 by lightning. 73 personnel. 2,050 acres. 20% contained. To hold lines, work on hot spots and keep within containment lines.

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WASHINGTON

Fire Facts:  Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reported 11 new fire starts on 8/27/2016.  According to this Year-To-Date, DNR has reported to over 628 wildfires with a total acreage of 15,265 acres.

Buck Creek / Saul Fire Complex – Upper Chiwawa River, Washington.  2,000 acres.  Saul Fire is 300 acres. Continued fire efforts on fire. Some additional fire crews called in for this fire have been diverted to the Suncrest Fire on 8/27/2016. 60 personnel are assigned to this fire (Buck Creek).

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.  14 residences and 9 non-residences have been lost.  500 residences are threatened. 18,417 acres. 65% contained. 451 personnel. 9 crews. 29 engines. 4 helicopters. $1.9 Million Cost-to-Date.

Deep North Fire – 25 Miles NE of Colville, Washington.  596 acres. 60% contained. 692 personnel. 21 crews. 38 engines. 2 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $3 Million Cost-to-Date.

Hart Fire (Spokane County) – 35 Miles NW of Spokane / North of Davenport, Washington. Start 8/21/2016. Unknown cause. 4983 acres. 95% contained. 229 personnel. 0 crews. 5 engines. 17 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $1.9 Million Cost-to-Date.

Olympic National Park Fires – Olympic National Park, Washington.  Multiple fires. Fire managers in Olympic National Park are monitoring the conditions on the Cox Valley, Hayes, Godkin, and Ignar Creek fires. Safety of fire personnel and the public is the first consideration in all fire management decisions.  Individually started from July 25- 28, 2016 from hundreds of lightning strikes.

Pickens North Fire – 5 Miles N of Tonasket – Washington – Start 8/24/2016 @ an unknown time.  Cause is under investigation.  1 cabin lost. 760 acres. 80% contained. 124 personnel. 2 crews. 18 engines. 2 helicopters. $175,000 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).  As of yesterday’s report: 6195 acres. 95% contained. 649 personnel. 10 crews. 74 engines. 4 helicopters. 17 structures lost. $3.9 Million Cost-to-date. *All personnel demobing from this fire and redirected to a new wildfire Suncrest Fire located near Leavenworth, Washington on 8/27/2016.

Suncrest Fire  (Chelan County) – 2 Miles NE Leavenworth, Washington.  Started 8/27/2016 @ 1530  hours.  Human caused. 350 acres. Evacuations in effect. 0% contained. Active fire behavior with ROS.  0 Structures lost. Evacuation Levels 3, 2, 1 are in effect.  35% contained.  Fire is burning in timber, brush and grass with active fire behavior. Structures, power infrastructure and private timber threatened. Evacuations in place.

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WYOMING

Beaver Creek Fire (Medicine Bow NF) – Thunder Basin National Grassland  – Wyoming – 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.

Buffalo Fire – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 21 personnel.  3,232 acres. 0% contained. Lightning caused.

Carrot Fire – SE of Coyote Meadows Trailhead in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness, 11 Miles NE of Tetonia, Idaho in Wyoming.  284 acres. 0% contained. 5 personnel. No other info.

Central Fire – 9 Miles Wt of the Lake developed area and 2 Miles South of Hayden Valley. 1 acre. Start 8/26/2016. Lightning caused.  Fire being monitored by air resources.

Fawn Fire (Tatanka Complex) – Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming – The Maple, Buffalo and Fawn fires all had slight new growth; acreage 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.

Hunters Peak Fire – Wyoming.  3572 acres. 73% contained. 80 personnel. 1 crew. 2 engines. 1 helicopter. 0 structures lost.  $6.8 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. 31,029 acres. 0% contained. 204 personnel. 4 crews. 3 engines. 2 copters. 0 structures lost.  $25,000.00 Cost-to-Date.

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.

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