United States Active Wildfires | Update 1

Updated 2:30 PM PST

Wildfires seem to be igniting all over the United States and around the Globe.  We are going to first start naming off the fires inside the U.S. and in separate post include Global incidents.

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ARIZONA

Empire Fire – 4 miles NW of Elgin

Southeast District, Arizona DOF. Fire Fuels:  Brush and short grass. Active fire behavior with running.

518 acres. 80% contained.  29 personnel.  0 crews.  5 engines.  0 helicopters. 0 structures lost.

$10,000 cost-to-date.

ARKANSAS

Oakwood 1 Fire – 6 miles E of Dumas

Felsenthal NWR. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs and spotting.

290 acres.  60% contained. No info on personnel, equipment or structures lost.  $5,000 cost-to-date.

Pathfork Fire – 3 miles S of Pathfork

Kentucky DOF.  Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

230 acres.  90% contained.  10 personnel.  0 crews.  1 engine.  0 helicopters. 0 structures lost.  $4,000 cost-to-date.

CALIFORNIA

Hidden Fire

Hidden Fire photo taken Nov 19 at 3 pm

Hidden Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia NF, E of Mtn Home Demonstration State Forest

Sequoia NF.  Unified Command w/CAL Fire & USFS.  Start 10/29/2016.  Lightning Fire fuel:  Timber.

1,161 acres. 0% contained.  100 personnel.

Meadow Fire – E of Trail of 100 Giants B/T Lloyd Meadow Rd,   Western Divide Hwy

San Bernardino NF.  Start 10/29/2016.  Lightning caused.  4347 acres.  100 personnel.  2 helicopters.

GEORGIA

Rock Mountain Fire – 2 mi S of Tate City

Chattahoochee-Oconee NF. IMT 1. Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior with running, flanking and backing. Numerous structures threatened.

10,425 acres. 30% contained. 498 personnel. 12 crews. 21 engines. 5 helicopters.

$3 Million cost-to-date.

Rough Ridge Fire – 13 miles NW of Blue Ridge

Chattahoochee-Oconee NF. IMT 2. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter, timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering. Structures threatened. Area and trail closures in effect.

27,870 acres. 50% contained.  232 personnel. 2 crew. 10 engines. 2 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $5.2 Million cost-to-date.

Tatum Gulf Fire – 11 miles W of LaFayette

Georgia Forestry Commission Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior. Numerous structures threatened. Road and area closures in effect.

2,336 acres. 60% contained. 101 personnel. 1 crew. 18 engines. 0 helicopters. $4.7 Million cost-to-date.

Timber Ridge Fire – S of Clayton, E of Tiger

Start 11/12/2016. Unknown cause.

Chattooga River RD & Chattahooche – Oconee NF.  Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter begging leaf fall under extreme drought conditions.  Minimal fire with creeping and smoldering.  Fire in mop up and patrol status.

888 acres.  95% contained.  36 personnel.

KENTUCKY

Abner Br Fire – 2 miles SW of Big Laurel

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuel: Timber and Hardwood Litter. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

1,113 acres. 75% contained. 23 personnel.  2 crews. 1 engine. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $15,000 cost-to-date.

Big Branch Fire – 3 miles S of Rocksana

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

450 acres. 80% contained.  No personnel or resources are assigned to this fire at this time. $2,000 cost-to-date.

Fish Trap Fire – 5 miles S of Raccoon

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior.

356 acres.  47% contained.  14 personnel.  1 crew.  1 engine. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost.  $2,000 cost-to-date.

Hollins Fork Fire – 3 miles N of Thousandsticks

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

125 acres.  80% contained.  0 personnel and resources on this incident.  $3,000 cost-to-daet.

Hurricane Creek Fire – 3 miles SW of Stopover

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior.

145 acres.  60% contained.  11 personnel.  1 crew.  0 engines.  0 helicopters.  0 structures lost.  $4,000 cost-to-date.

Hwy 190 Fire – 2 miles SW of Pineville

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

800 acres.  90% contained.  No personnel or resources are tied to this incident.  $10,000 cost-to-date.

Middlefield Fork Rd Fire – 3 miles W of Lick Creek

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

250 acres.  90% contained. 18 personnel.  1 crew. 0 engines or helicopters. 0 structures lost. $3,000 cost-to-date.

Pathfork Fire – 3 miles S of Pathfork

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

230 acres.  90% contained.  10 personnel.  0 crews. 1 engine. 0 helicopters.  0 structures.  $4,000 cost-to-date.

Raven Rock Fire – 1 mile E of Jenkins

George Washington & Jefferson NF. Started on private land. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter and timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Trail closures in effect.

2,402 acres. 95% contained.  26 personnel.  0 crews.  2 engines.  0 helicopters. 2 structures lost.  $887,000 cost-to-date.

Walters Rd Fire – 2 miles NE of Pikeville

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior.

374 acres. 80% contained.  11 personnel. 1 crew. 1 engine. 0 helicopters.  0 structures lost.  $4,000 cost-to-date.

NORTH CAROLINA

Boteler Fire – 9 mles E of Hayesville

Boteler Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Fire detected on  10/25/2016 @ 9:00 AM. Unknown cause.

National Forests in North Carolina. Southern Area Red Team command unit. Fire Fuels: Timber and brush. Moderate fire behavior with backing, smoldering and creeping.

9,015 acres. 72% contained. 391 personnel. 4 crew. 25 engines. 6 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $7.7 Million cost-to-date.

Crews to maintain and patrol containment lines, while improving, securing and mop up fire lines.

Numerous structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures and in addition to a TFR are in effect.

Cathy Gap Fire – 4 miles NW of Balsam Grove

Start 11/17/2016.  Unknown cause.

National Forests in North Carolina. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing. Structures threatened.

123 acres. 85% contained. 53 personnel. 2 crews.  2 engines. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $147,000 cost-to-date.

Chestnut Knob Fire – 3 miles S of Enola

Firefighters Conducting Tailgate Safety Briefing before Heading To The Line

Command Briefing. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Start 11/6/2016 @ 8AM.  Unknown cause.

North Carolina Forest Service. South Mtn State Parrk.  10 miles S of Morganton. Florida Forest  Service Green Team -IMT 2.  Fire fuels: Hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior with creeping, backing and smoldering. Numerous structures threatened.

6,424 acres. 40% contained. 330 personnel. 10 crews. 32 engines.  7 dozers.

 Incident Cooperators include:  NC FS, NC State Parks, NCWRC, Burke Co EM, Burke Co Emergency Comm, BCSO, FL FS, Lincoln Co VFD, Catawba Co VFD, Cleveland Co VFD, Triple Community VFD, Icard VFD, south Mtn VFD, Burke Co EMS, Enola VFD, ongtown VD, Jonas Ridge VFD, Oak Hill VFD, Lovelady VFD, Drexel VFD, Lake James VFD, Jonas Ridge VFD, Oak Hill VFD, Lk James VFD, Glen Alpine VFD, George Hildebran VFD, Salem VFD, Brendletown VFD, West End VFD and Drowing Creek VFD.

$1.6 Million cost-to-date.

Fire is in patrol status but fire crews have observed a fire burning withing the containment status where leaves have recently fallen.

Dick’s Creek Fire – 2 miles NW of Sylva

National Forests in North Carolina. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter, short grass and timber. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened.

728 acres. 98% contained. 11 personnel. 0 crews. 2 engines. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $799,000 cost-to-date.

Dobson Creek 3 – Fires within 10-mile radius of Cherokee

Holding the line

Fire crews holding the line. (Credit: Rob Wood via Inciweb)

Start 11/2/2016 @ 3:30 PM.  Unknown cause.

Eastern Cherokee Agency.  15 total fires. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter. In Patrol and monitor status. IA ready for any new ignites.  Interior of fire not being addressed due to snap danger to fire crews.5 structures threatened; none lost.

756 acres. 85% contained.  80 personnel. 7 engines. 2 handcrews.

Some amounts of fire hit the area but not enough to fully extinguish it.

Eastern Cherokee Complex – 4 miles E of Cherokee

Eastern Cherokee Agency, BIA. (2 fires). Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Structures threatened.

756 acres. 85% contained. 80 personnel. 2 crews. 6 engines. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $1.2 Million cost-to-date.

Maple Springs Fire – 3 miles NW of Santeetlah Lake

Burn out operation along Highway 129

Burnout operations along Hwy 129. (Credit: Chris Colt via Inciweb)

Started 11/4/2016 8:10 PM.  Fire merged with Avey Branch Fire. Human caused.

National Forests in North Carolina. Rocky Mtn Type IMT 2. Fire Fuels are  hardwood litter, timber and brush.

Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. Crews continuing with constructing containment lines on N and S flanks.  Structures threatened.

7,788 acres. 53% contained. 315 personnel. 4 crews. 25 engines. 7 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $4.7 Million cost-to-date.

Muskrat Valley Fire – 8 miles SW of Franklin

This is a Command Repeater used by the Incident Commander and Command Staff to communicate with Division Superintendents, who then use Tactical Channels to speak with crews in the field.

Command Repeater built by the USFS in 1941. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

North Carolina Forest Service. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.

103 acres. 99% contained. 28 personnel.  1 crew. 2 engines. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $235,000 cost-to-date.

Party Rock Fire – 1 mi N of Lake Lure

Crews monitoring a burnout.

Burnout operations using natural barriers. (Credit: Lance Silance via Inciweb)

Start 11/5/2016 – 1:30 PM.

North Carolina Forest Service. IMT 2. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter. Moderate fire behavior with smoldering.

Numerous structures threatened. No new evacuations at this time. Pre-evacuation orders given; residents need to be ready to evacuate a moment’s notice.

7,171 acres. 45% contained.  925 personnel (structural and wildland firefighters). 18 crews. 139 engines. 2 helicopters. Containment lines held despite strong winds overnight.

$3.2 Million Cost-to-date.

Tellico Fire – 3 miles S of Almond

National Forests in North Carolina. Transfer of command from IMT 1 (Dueitt) to IMT 1 (Wilkins) will occur tomorrow. IMT is also managing the Boteler, Dick’s Creek, Muskrat, and Cathy Gap fires.  Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter, timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Numerous structures threatened.

13,874 acres.  90% contained. 250 personnel. 4 crews. 22 engines. 0 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $5.1 Million cost-to-date.

OKLAHOMA

Beaver Gap Fire

340 acres.  100% contained.  2 personnel.  0 crews.  1 helicopter.  $10,000 cost-to-date.

Highline Fire

160 acres. 100% contained.  3 personnel.  0 crews.  2 helicopters.  $10,000 cost-to-date.

Rosston Fire – 3 Miles N of Laverne

 Oklahoma DOF. Fire Fuels: Brush, tall grass and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing. Evacuations have been lifted.

3,213 acres.  60% contained. 65 personnel. 0 crews. 24 engines. 2 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $20,000 cost-to-date.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Pinnacle Mountain Fire – 3 mi SE of Rocky Bottom

South Carolina Forestry Commission.  Hardwood Litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Numerous structures threatened. Area and trail closures in effect.

5,439 acres. 35% contained. 218 personnel. 8 crews. 11 engines. 3 helicopters. 1 structure lost. 1.3 Million cost-to-date.

TENNESSEE

Bench Bluff Fire – 2 miles W of Pikeville

Tennessee DOF. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter. No new information.

2,018 acres.   92% contained. No personnel or resources are on this incident.  $15,000 cost-to-date.

Big Poplar Fire – 1 mile W of Turtletown

Cherokee NF. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter, closed timber litter and timber. Minimal fire behavior. Area closures in effect.

157 acres.  60% contained.  58 personnel.  2 crews.  4 engines.  0 helicopters.  $100,000 cost-to-date.

East Miller Cove Fire – 1 mile N of Walland

Tennessee DOF. Started on private land. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and southern rough. Active fire behavior. Structures threatened.

200 acres. 0% contained. 39 personnel. 0 crews. 16 engines. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $3,000 cost-to-date.

Quarry Creek Fire – 2 miles E of Tellico Plains

Cherokee NF. Fire Fuels:   Hardwood litter,brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened.

645 acres.  75% contained.  112 personnel. 4 crews.  2 engines.  0 helicopter.  0 structures lost.  $175,000 cost-to-date.

VIRGINIA

Raven Rock Fire

2,402 acres.  95% contained. 26 personnel. 0 crews. 24 engines. 2 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $887,000 cost-to-date.

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