Active Wildfires | By Wildfire Name | August 29, 2016

Due to time constraints and not feeling well, these are the only wildfires that are being posted at this time.  Tomorrow, we will catch up the rest of the fires across the United States.

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. 29,206 acres. Favorable winds, 400 acres left to do burnout to connect with containment line. Command turning back over to Kern County FD.

Shelters:  

Shelter #1 – 1st Baptist Church of Lake Isabella, 3701 Suhre Street, Lk Isabella (to help with human and animal sheltering).  Shelter #2 – Granite Hills H.S., 1702 E Putnam Avenue, Porterville.

Shelter #1 – Small animals – 1st Baptist Church of Lake Isabella (see Shelter #1 above).  Shelter #2 – Large livestock – Terry Way’s Ranch and Equine Ranch. 416 N Anderson, Exter. 918-541-3572.

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. 46,344 acres. 70% contained. 49 residences, 21 other structures destroyed. 8 damaged. 1 injury.

Shelter Info:

Shelter #1 (small animals) – Chimney Fire Animal Shelter can be contacted at (805)423-4934.

Shelter #2 (large animals) – Horse Emergency Evacuation Team (HEET) 805-466-7457.

Shelter #3 (large/small animals) – Chimney Fire Animal Relief (805)423-4934.

3456 personnel. 258 engines. 109 crews. 4 Air Tankers, 14 helicopters. 45 dozers. 66 water tenders. CAL IMT2 command.

Evergreen Fire (Riverside County) – Lakeland Village area near Lake Elisinore, California.  Start 8/28/2016. 40 acres.  100% contained. Fire resources cleared the scene around 1500 hours.

Gap Fire (SiskiyouCo) – Off Seiad Creek Rd, 5 Miles NW of Seiad Valley (Klamath NF), California.  5,500 acres. Unknown % containment. 659 personnel

2 Public Fire Info Meetings:

#1 – 8/30/2016 @ 1800 (6pm) – 1800 Selad Valley Fire Department

#2 8/31/2016 @ 1800 (6pm) – Scott Bar Community Hall.

Have Fire Tips????  Call 530-841-4474 and leave a message or call your local Law Enforcement Agency.

Grade Fire (Siskiyou County) – 2 Miles N of Yreka, California -Start 8/24/2016 @ 1455 hours. 710 acres. 98% contained.  5 residences, 5 outbuildings destroyed. 1 outbuilding damaged.  60 personnel. 2 engines.

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.  Started as a grass fire from an unknown cause. 100% contained.

Range Fire – (Kern County) – 6 Miles East of Arvin, California.  518 acres. 100% contained.  Interesting Fire Fact:  The KCFD Helicopter 408 made 81 water drops on this fire. Wow!

Rey Fire  (Santa Barabara County) – North of Santa Barbara, California. – 32,601 acres. 78% contained. 778 personnel.  1 injury.  Red Flag Warning.

Soberanes Fire ( Monterey  County) – South of Caramel Valley, California.  92,314 acres. 60% contained. Cause from an illegal campfire. 1 fatality, 4 injuries. 57 homes, 11 outbuildings destroyed.  1248 personnel, 23 crews, 62 engines, 13 copters, 6 dozers and 4 water tenders.

Tully Fire (Humboldt County) –  Hwy 169 / Martin’s Ferry Road, California.  Started 8/22 @ 1603 hours. Arson caused.  599 acres. 60% contained. 3 structures destroyed. 884 personnel.  40 engines. 33 crews. 7 copters. 4 dozers. 12 water tenders.

Willow Fire (Calaveras County) – East of San Andreas.  Start 8/28/2016 @ 1307 by a vehicle that started several fires off of Willow Creek Road & Mountain Ranch Road. The driver was charged with several fire starts and being under the influence of drugs.  450 acres. 50% contained. Mandatory evacuations of the Willow Valley Subdivision. 201 personnel.  25 engines. 6 crews. 2 dozers. 7 water tenders.

Shelter: San Adreas Town Hall @ 24 Church Rd, San Andreas, California.

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WASHINGTON

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. 18,417 acres. 75% contained. 422 personnel. 8 crews. 26 engines. 3 helicopters. 23 structures lost.  $2.4 Million Cost-to-date.

Deep North Fire – 25 Miles NE of Colville, Washington.  596 acres. 70% contained. 675 personnel. 21 crews. 31 engines. 2 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $3.8 Million Cost-to-Date.

Hart Fire (Spokane County) – 35 Miles NW of Spokane / North of Davenport, Washington. Start 8/21/2016.  4,983 acres. 95% contained.  229 personnel.  5 crews. 17 engines. 0 helicopters.  39 structures lost. $3.9 Million Cost-to-date.

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.

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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