U.S. NEW WILDFIRES February 24, 2017

Wildfires seem to be breaking out all over in the Southern region and we are about to try to catch them in one single post.   Here are the fires for Friday, February 24, 2017.

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2 Mile Lane Fire – Oklahoma

Oklahoma DOF. Three miles northeast of McAlester, (Pittsburgh County) OK. Timber and short grass. Extreme fire behavior with wind driven runs. Structures threatened. Road closures in effect.

700 acres. 50% containment status. 4 personnel. 5 engine crews.  $3,000 cost-to-date. State lands.

96 – Colorado

Arapaho & Roosevelt NF. 632 acres.  100% contained.  18 personnel.  6 engines.  $1,000 cost-to-date. Forest land.

141st Fire – Oklahoma

Oklahoma DOF.  Four miles west of Coweta, (Wagoner County) OK. Tall grass and brush. Moderate fire behavior with flanking. Numerous residences threatened.

480 acres.  75% contained. 61 personnel.  19 engine crews. 2 helicopters. $91,000 cost-to-date. State lands.

FIRE FACT:

As of February 17, 2017 (YTD):  There were 5,087 wildfires scorching 127,218 acres.

211 Fire – Oklahoma

209 acres.  50% contained. Woodward County.

360 Fire – Oklahoma

638 acres.  100% contained.  4 personnel.  2 engines.  $10,000 cost-to-date.  Forest Service land.

7072 Fire – Texas

TX Interagency. Cherokee County, TX.  20 acres. 100% contained. Started 2/24/2017.

Badger McCoy Fire – Oklahoma

Northeast Area, Oklahoma DOF. Two miles north of Sallisaw, OK. Tall grass. No new information. Last report unless new information is received.

400 acres. 99%  contained.  47 personnel.  21 engine crews.  $5,000 cost-to-date. State lands.

Ball Diamond Fire – Oklahoma

Northeast Area, Oklahoma DOF. Eight miles southwest of Tahlequah, OK. Hardwood litter. No new information. Last report unless new information is received.

900 acres. 99% contained.  13 personnel.  5 engine crews. $5,000 cost-to-date.  State lands.

Banker’s Ridge Fire – Missouri

124 acres.  100% contained.   0 resources.  $10,000 cost-to-date. Forest Service land.

Bark Camp Branch Fire – Kentucky

152 acres.  100% contained.  18 personnel.  2 engines.  $6,000 cost-to-date.  Private land.

FIRE FACT:

2017 YTD fires have increased almost 2.5 x more than 2016’s 2309 wildfires with a total of 66,850 acres.

Bermont Road Fire – Florida

Florida Forest Service.  650 acres. 100% contained. 6 personnel w/0 additional resources.  $1,000 cost-to-date.

Bones Branch Fire – Kentucky

300 acres.  100% contained.  10 personnel.  1 crew.  $1,000 cost-to-date.  State land.

Caywood Lane Fire – Kentucky 

480 acres. 100% contained.  32 personnel.  4 crews.  $6,000 cost-to-date.  Private lands.

Chockie Fire – Oklahoma

1500 acres.  100% containment.  2 personnel.  1 helicopter.  $5,000 cost-to-date. State land.

Cold Mountain Fire – North Carolina

The Cold Mountain fire is located in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, approximately 20 miles S of Waynesville, North Carolina, in the headwaters of Crawford Creek or 9  miles SE of Waynesville, NC.   Located in the North Carolina Forests.

Fire fuels include:  hardwood litter, closed timber litter and short grass. Current fire conditions are:  minimal fire behavior with smoldering.

An emergency closure order is in effect on national forest system lands in the following area: The Art Loeb Trail (#146) north of Shining Rock Gap and the Cold Mountain Trail (#141).

Credit: USDA Forest Service

132 acres. 95% contained.  55 personnel.  1 crew.  $247,000 cost-to-date. Forest Service lands.

CR630E Fire – Florida

Florida Forest Service. 5550 acres. 100% contained. 162 personnel.  5 engines. 142 structures lost. $1,000 cost-to-date.

Eagle Pass Fire – Oklahoma

Northeast Area, Oklahoma DOF. Nine miles southeast of Stillwell, OK. Timber. No new information. Last report unless new information is received.

125 acres.  72% contained.  11 personnel.  1 crew. 2 engines. 1 structure lost. $5,000 cost-to-date.  State land.

Credit: El Dorado NF

East Bimimi Fire – Florida

Florida Forest Service.  400 acres. 100% contained. 1 person assigned.  0 resources. $1,000 cost-to-date.

Fambro Fire – Texas

TX Interagency.  Evath County, TX.  285 acres. 100% contained.  Started 2/24/2017.

Fred Ousley Lane Fire – Kentucky

160 acres.  100% contained. 11 personnel.  1 crew.  $1,000 cost-to-date. Private land.

Garden Valley 2 – Texas

444 acres.  100% containment.  14 personnel.  2 engines.  1 structure lost.  $1,000 cost-to-date. Private land.

Greasy Creek Fire – Oklahoma

124 acres.  100% contained.  11 personnel.  1 crew.  3 engines.  $5,000 cost-to-date.  State land.

Greenwood Fire – New Jersey

571 acres.  100% contained.   8 personnel.  2 engines.  $6,000 cost-to-date. State land.

Hocoka Road Fire – Mississippi

435 acres. 100% contained. 0 resources. $87,000 cost-to-date.  Private land.

Lit Ranch – Texas

TX Interagency.  Oldham County, TX. 13,000 acres.  100% contained.  Started 2/24/2017.

Montezuma Wildfire 2017 – Kansas

805 acres.  100% containment.  47 personnel.  $23,000 cost-to-date.

Parker Hollow #1 Fire – Kentucky

Kentucky DOF. Started on private land one mile west of Carter, KY. Hardwood litter and grass. Active fire behavior with uphill runs and creeping. Structures threatened.

171 acres.  95% contained. 10 personnel.  2 crews.  $4,000 cost-to-date. Private land.

Porum Fire – Oklahoma

East Central Area, Oklahoma DOF. Six miles northeast of Porum, OK. Timber. No new information. Last report unless new information is received.

320 acres.  26% contained.  4 personnel.  2 engine crews. $1,000 cost-to-date.  State lands.

Prospect Fire – Texas

640 acres. 100% contained. 9 personnel assigned.  $1,000 cost-to-date.  Private land.

Reffitt Hollow Lane – Kentucky

271 acres.  100% contained.  7 personnel.  1 crew.  $2,000 cost-to-date.  Private land.

Salamander Fire – Texas

TX Interagency.  Caldwell County, TX.  1.6 acres. 90% contained. 2/24/2017 Start date.

Spike Road – Oklahoma

2500 acres.  100% contained. 4 personnel. 2 engines.  $5,000 cost-to-date.  State lands.

T Island Fire – North Carolina

1513 acres. 100% contained.  4 personnel.  1 helicopter.  $12,000 cost-to-date. State land.

Three Forks #8 Fire – Florida

Florida Forest Service. 7200 acres. 100% contained.  2 personnel. $1,000 cost-to-date.

Wagon Wheel Fire – Oklahoma

East Central area, Department of Forestry. 20 miles S of McAlester.  486 acres. 73% contained.

Waters Fire – Florida

Florida Forest Service. 350 acres. 100% contained. 2 personnel.  1 engine crew. 0 resources. $1,000 cost-to-date.

Fire Fact:

In 2015, there were 4257 wildfires for a total of 71,880 acres.

Strawberry Hollow Fire

Northeast Area, Oklahoma DOF. Four miles northeast of Rolland, OK. Tall grass and brush. No new information. Last report unless new information is received.

430 acres.  95% contained.  29 personnel.  9 engine crews.  2 helicopters. $65,000 cost-to-date. State lands.

Talala Fire – Oklahoma 

Central and Western, Oklahoma DOF. Four miles west of Talala, OK. Tall grass and brush. No new information. Last report unless new information is received.

700 acres. 70% contained.  6 personnel.  22 engine crews.  $6,000 cost-to-date.  State lands.

Litt Ranch Fire – Texas

Texas A & M Forest Service. Started on private land one mile northeast of Boys Ranch, TX. Tall grass. Extreme fire behavior. Numerous structures threatened.

7,000 acres. 0% containment. 35 personnel. 5 engine crews. $1,000 cost-to-date. Private land.

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