Wildfires Over 25,000 Acres | YTD | Sep 9 2016

We all know that even though it is Fall, the Fire Season is not quite over yet.  Here is a recap of some pretty large fires since we began covering them in 2016.  There are plenty that are missing from this list and we are working to include them on this list.

FIRES OVER 100,000 ACRES

PIONEER FIRE – IDAHO

  • Near Deadwood Reservoir & National Forest System Rd 579
  • Active Fire
  • 182,445 acres
  • 56% contained
  • Cause unknown

RANGE 12 FIRE – WASHINGTON STATE

  • Moved from Yakima Training Center on to BLM Lands, State & private lands
  • July 2016
  • 100% contained
  • 176,600 acres
  • Cause is unknown

HOT POT FIRE – NEVADA

  • 35 Miles North of Battle Mountain
  • July 2016
  • 100% contained
  • 122,292 acres
  • Lightning strike

SOBERANES FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Los Padres National Forest,
  • Ventana Wilderness
  • Monterey County
  • Active Fire since July 2016
  • 103,242 acres
  • 60% contained
  • Illegal campfire in Garrapta State Park

FIRES OVER 50,000 ACRES

HENRYS CREEK FIRE – IDAHO

  • 7 miles East of Idaho Falls
  • 100% contained
  • August 2016
  • 52,972 acres
  • Human-caused / still under investigation

FIRES OVER 40,000 ACRES

CEDAR FIRE – ARIZONA

  • 18 miles NW of Whiteriver
  • 10 miles South of Pinetop-Lakeside/Show Low
  • 100% contained
  • June 2016
  • 45,977 acres
  • Undetermined cause

CHIMNEY FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Near Lake Nacimiento
  • San Luis Obispo County
  • 100% contained
  • September 2016
  • 46,344 acres
  • Cause unknown

NORTH FIRE – NEW MEXICO

  • 25 miles SW of Magdalena
  • 100% contained
  • May 2016
  • 42,102 acres
  • Lightning caused

MAPLE FIRE – WYOMING

  • Yellowstone National Park
  • 3.67 miles NE of the town of West Yellowstone
  • 3.57 miles SW of MT Holmes Lookout
  • Active Fire
  • August 2016  – September 2016
  • 42,000 acres
  • Unknown containment status
  • Lightning caused

RAIL FIRE – OREGON

  • 5 miles west of Unity
  • Wallowa – Whitman National Forest
  • Active Fire
  • 95% contained
  • July 2016 – September 2016
  • 41,716 acres
  • Unknown cause

SAND FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Angeles National Forest
  • NB Hwy 14/Sand Canyon
  • 100% contained
  • July 2016 – August 2016
  • 41,432 acres
  • Cause unknown

FIRES OVER 30,000 ACRES

BEAVER CREEK FIRE – COLORADO

  • Routt National Forest
  • 24 miles north of Walden
  • Active Fire
  • 62% containment status
  • 37,674 acres
  • July 2016 – September 2016
  • Unknown cause

BLUE CUT FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Cajon Pass
  • San Bernardino County
  • Off of I-15 and Hwy 138
  • North of San Bernardino
  • 100% contained
  • 36,274 acres
  • July 2016 – August 2016
  • Cause is still under investigation

CHERRY ROAD FIRE – OREGON

  • Vale District
  • East of Owyhee Reservoir
  • 100% contained
  • 35,308 acres
  • August 2016
  • Unknown cause

CLIFF CREEK FIRE – WYOMING

  • 5 miles north of Bondurant
  • Bridger – Teton National Forest
  • Active Fire
  • 97% contained
  • July 2016 – September 2016
  • 33,775 acres
  • Lightning caused

REY FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Los Padres National Forest
  • Near White Rock Day Use Picnic Area
  • Unknown containment status
  • 32,606 acres
  • Cause unknown

GAP FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Klamath National Forest
  • Happy Camp
  • Seiad Valley
  • Active Fire
  • 85% containment status
  • August 2016 – September 2016
  • 31,864 acres
  • Unknown cause

JUNIPER FIRE – ARIZONA

  • Tonto National Forest
  • Approximately 10 miles south of Young
  • 100% contained
  • May 2016 – July 2016
  • 30,631 acres
  • Lightning caused

FIRES OVER 25,000 ACRES

CEDAR FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Sequoia National Forest
  • 5 Miles East of Glennville
  • Active Fire
  • 98% contained
  • August 2016 – September 2016
  • 29,322 acres
  • Cause under investigation

COOPER KING FIRE – MONTANA

  • Lolo National Forest
  • The junction of the Thompson and Clark Fork Rivers
  • Active Fire
  • July 2016 – September 2016
  • 70% contained
  • 28,534 acres
  • Unknown cause

 

Thank you for following us throughout our journey on this Fire Season so far.  Don’t go yet…. Fire Season is still upon us and we will cover Fire news all year round.

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