Active Wildfires | By Wildfire Name | September 1, 2016

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Pioneer Fire by inciweb on 8.31.2016

Berry Fire: ( 19 miles NW of Moran Wyoming ) Started by lightning. 14,136 acres. 343 personnel.  Fire behavior is Moderate fire behavior observed included torching, backing, and burnout of heavy downed fuels.

Bogart Fire:  ( Off Winesap Avenue & International Park Road, north of Beaumont, near Cherry Valley ) 1,470 acres. 90% contained.  4 minor injuries. Human caused/person arrested.  Evacuations in effect (see weblink)  80% contained. CAL Fire incident.

Buffalo Fire:  ( Bybee Creek inside Crater NP, Oregon ) 4524 acres.  Caused by lightning. Being allowed to burn naturally within containment lines and is being monitored as needed. 

Cayuse Mountain Pass Fire:  ( 8 miles of Wellpinit Washington) Caused by when Hart Fire jumped the Spokane River.  18,116 acres. 248 personnel assigned. 95% contained. 14 houses & 9 other structures destroyed. ICMT 3 in command.

Cedar Fire:  ( 2 miles northwest of Elk Summit and 11 miles south of the Powell Ranger Station, Idaho ) 3,682 acres. Lightning caused. Being monitored by air/ground due to dangerously steep terrain.

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Central Fire:   ( 2 miles South of Hayden Valley California )  1,193 acres. Caused by Lightning. It is located off the NW corner of the 2015 Spruce fire which is expected to block growth to the east.  Fire being monitored as needed.

Chimney Fire:   ( Running Deer Rd & Chimney Rock Rd south of Lake Nacimiento  ) 46,344 acres. 93% contained. Cause under investigation. 49 residences + 21 other structures destroyed. 8 damaged. 1 injury. 1829 personnel. 81 engines. 47 crews, 16 dozers and 42 water tenders. CAL Fire incident.

Copper King Fire:  ( 8 miles East of Thompson Falls Montana)  27,788 acres. Cause being investigated. 20% contained. 14 crews, 11 dozers, 58 engines, 8 helicopter and total 838 personnel assigned. $19.4 Million cost-to-date. Fire behavior is Active, Single Tree Torching, Uphill Runs, and Backing.

Fawn Fire:  ( Yellowstone NP, Wyoming ) 2,129 acres. Started by lightning. Being monitored as needed.

Fuller Fire:  ( Grand Canyon, Arizona ) 14,541 acres. 100 personnel. Minimal fire behavior. Fire crews plan to Continue prep, cleanup and work along FR 610 and 219.

Gap Fire:  ( 5 miles east of Seiad/ Seiad Valley California ). 1822 personnel. Cause unknown. 17,509 acres. 10% contained. Fire behavior moderate.

High Pass 12.5 Fire:  ( 10 miles West of Junction City Oregon ) 

Maggie Fire:  ( 18 miles north of Carlin, NV ) Lightning caused 9/1  @ 1211 hours. 6,500 acres. 10% contained. 203 personnel. Fire behavior is Extreme, running, wind-driven runs and flanking.  New!

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Maple Fire:  ( W Yellowstone Wyoming ) 38,004 acres. Caused by lightning. 0% containment status. Due to the increased threat along the northwest and western flanks of the fire, tomorrow’s actions will focus on slowing or holding the fire’s western movement. 358 personnel assigned.

Moose Fire:  ( 13 miles northeast of Moose Creek Ranger Station, Idaho ) 7,963 acres.  Unknown # of personnel/% containment status. Fire behavior is active with torching.

Nez Perce Fire:  ( 10 miles NE of Butte Montana )  60 personnel. 0% contained.  Assigned to this incident are 1 hotshot crew, 2 engines, and 3 helicopters. Moderate fire activity along with more accurate mapping aided by a reconnaissance flight has increased the acreage to 687 acres.

Oak Fire:  ( Off Oak Glen Ave, 2 miles west of Morgan Hill  /  Santa Clara County, California ) 25 acres. Unknown cause. 40% contained. CAL Fire incident.

Peterson Hollow Fire:  ( 6 miles NW of Garden City Utah ) 1,216 acres. 38% contained. 370 personnel. Fire behavior is Active, Torching, Group Torching and spotting. Cause unknown.

Pioneer Fire:  ( 8 miles North of Idaho City Idaho ) 164,895 acres. 1,079 personnel. 52% contained. 20 crews, 9 helicopters, 41 engines, 4 dozers, 24 water tenders and 3 masticators are assigned to this incident.  Fire behavior is very active fire behavior after inversion lifts.

Rail Fire:  ( 5 miles West of Unity Oregon )  41,614 acres. Cause unknown.  70% contained. 780 personnel. Fire behavior was moderate, with flanking, creeping, and short crown runs.

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Rey Fire:  ( North of Santa Barbara California ) 32,606 acres. 96% containment status. 56 personnel. Last report.

Soberanes Fire:  ( Garrapata State Park, California ) 94,180 acres. Cause due to an illegal campfire. 60% containment status. 1,095 personnel assigned. Evacuation and other info available by clicking on this link (Inciweb)  Active fire behavior. Evacuations in effect.


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