Active US Wildfires | PM Update | June 13, 2017

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ACTIVE WILDFIRES

SW AK Fires (Complex) |  AK | SW Forestry Services. 67,239 acres. 13 active fires. 140 personnel.  (includes the Bear Fire, Bell Creek Fire, Pitka Fire and the Spruce Creek Fires)*

Bear Fire | AZ | Coconino NF.  10 miles SE and in Bear Canyon. 1/2 mile from edge of Mogollon Rim. 9 miles SE of Clints Well. 2,171 acres.  Type 4 IMT. 40 personnel. Started 6/1/207.  Called in by the Baker Butte Lookout.*

Bell Creek Fire | AK | Near Kuskokwim River village of Crooked Creek.  110 miles SW of McGrath. 2,675 acres.  58 personnel.  Structure protect of the village is in effect.*

Bonita Fire | NM | N of El Rito Ranger District.  9 miles N of Canon Plaza and 16 miles NE of Canjilon.  Carson NF.  Started 6/3/2017.  Lightning caused. 600 acres. 5% contained. 150 personnel.*

Boundary Fire | AZ | 17 miles NW of Flagstaff.  NE Side of Kendrick Mtn. Coconino / Kaibab NF.  Started 6/1/2017. Lightning caused.  5,661 acres. 5% contained. 480 personnel. burning in the Pumpkin Fire 2000 burn scar.*

County Seven Road Fire TX | Texas A&M Forest. 8 miles SW of Claude. Private land. 404 acres. 90% contained. 4 personnel. 1 engine.  Tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened. $1,000 CTD.*

Dead Dog Fire | CO | 10 miles N of Rangely.  17,743 acres. 0% containment. Under in same Fire command as the Hunter Fire. *

Douglas Fire CA | Brush Fire.  Camp Pendleton.  Near Golf Course on Camp Pendleton.  Oceanside / MCP border.  Unified Command MCIW Pendleton + Oceanside FD + Camp Pendleton FD. 50 acres.  60% contained.  Mop-up operations in effect.

Fairmont Fire CA | Los Angeles County. FS78. 130th Street NW / W Avenue J-8. 2 acres.  Uphill runs with light winds. E78 assumed “South IC”.*

Fisher Fire | WA | 7 miles N of Reardan Canyon and off of Highway 231 at milepost 236.  Lincoln County.  Fire was reported @ 25 acres at 1600 hours and later at 80 hours after 1800 hours.  2 fireboss aircraft including a rotor and an air attack with 4 engines, 3 crews were assigned to this incident.*

Freeze 2 Fire | AZ | San Carlos Agency.  Bureau Indian Agency (BIA) + San Carlos Apache Tribe. 50 miles E – NE of San Carlos.  Near Freeze Mountain. Lightning caused. 2,832 acres.  55% contained. SWAIMT4. 330 personnel.*

Frye Fire | AZ | N side of Mt. Graham. Coronado NF.  Started 6/7/2017.  Lightning caused. 588 acres.  0% containment. ICT 3.  162 personnel. Moderate fire behavior with wind-driven runs, flanking and creeping.*

Gravel Fire | NM | Gila NF.  Bear / Whitewater.  Snow Lake area  FR 119, FR 28 and FR 1535. Burning in Baldy fire scars.  Started 6/9/2017. 950 acres. 0% containment.  ICT4.  Fire behavior is creeping, smoldering, backing and flanking.*

Highline Fire | AZ | Tonto NF.   Started 6/10 @ 12 am. Cause under investigation. 6 helicopters. Type 1 IMT.  933 acres. 0% contained. 459 personnel.  Burning in the 1990 Dude Fire scar.*

Hondito Fire NM | Tres Piedras Ranger District.  7,020 acres. 100% contained.  Started 5/15/2017. Lightning caused. ICT4.  50 personnel. ICT4.  Minimal fire behavior.*

Hunter Fire | CO | 20 miles SW of Meeker.  Whiter River Field Office.  Started 6/10/2017 @ 1445 hours. 1,063 acres. 30% contained. Type 2 Rocky Mtn Team Black assumed command at 0600 on 6/13/2017.  77 personnel.*

King Fire CA | Tulare County. Off of Hotsprings Rd W x Community of California Hot Springs. 50 acres. 0%. 2 Type 3 strike teams.  6 additional crews + 4 dozers are on order. *

Lizard Fire | AZ | Coronado NF.  2 miles SE of Dragoon.  Started 6/7/2017 @ 1530.  Lightning caused. 15,131 acres. 40% contained. 601 personnel.*

Lookout Fire | WA | DNR. Dispatched  6/12/17 @ 1813 hours. 0.01 acres.  In patrol status.

Maeser Highway Fire  | UT | NW area. UT DOF.  1 mile W of Vernal. 885 acres. 80% contained. Fire behavior is minimal with creeping and smoldering.  Structures are under threat.  115 personnel. 2 crews. 6 engines. 1 helicopter. 1 structure lost. $750,000 CTD.

Monument Fire | CA | Lincoln NF.  Sacramento Ranger District. 8 miles SW of Weed. 4 miles E of Timberon, along the Sacramento Mtns.  In remote area with limited access.  86 acres. 5% contained. Started 6/2/2017 @ 1545 hours from lightning. 30 personnel.  Type 4 IC (Forest Service).

North Fire | UT | Dixie NF.  9 miles NE of Central. 492 acres. 63% containment. Moderate fire behavior with torching, single tree torching and creeping.  189 personnel.  5 crews. 9 engines. 4 helicopters.  $300,000 CTD.

Oakwood Fire  | CA | NE Madera.  Madera County.  1450 acres. 85% contained. 50 personnel. 2 crews.  5 engines.  Started 6/10/2017 @ 1319 hours. Unknown cause.  Incident Cooperators are PG&E, USFS, CHP, Madera Sheriff’s Office, Fresno County Fire, Madera County Fire.

Paige Creek Fire  | AZ  | Coronado NF.   East side of Rhincon Mtns. 1,064 acres. 90% containment. 100 personnel. Started 6/7/2017 @ 1715 hours.  Lightning caused.

Pinal Fire AZ | 7,193 acres. 95% contained. 74 personnel.*

Pitka Fork Fire | AK || 60 miles E of McGrath.  16,746 acres. 43 personnel.  Structure protection of Windy River and Sheep Creek.

Platina Fire CA | 12 miles W of Ono X Platina Road. Shasta County.  21 acres. 25% contained.*

Ponderosa Fire | UT  |  Fishlake NF.  Near Ponderosa Picnic Area. 9 miles E of Beaver.  21 acres. 0% containment. Unknown cause. Started 6/11/2017 @ 1800 hours. Fire behavior is active, short runs and some torching.  Fire weather has been high winds with low RHs.

Reed Fire CA | Off of Reed Valley Rd x N of Wilson Valley Road. Riverside County. 2 miles SW of Chinese Camp. Tuolumne County.  Aguana Community. Started 6/13/2017 @ 1721 hours. 38 acres. 100% contained.  100 personnel. Resources:  AA, 14 engines, 1 helicopter, 3 Air Tankers, 4 crews, 3 water tenders, helitenders, medic squad and 2 dozers.  Cooperators:  CAL Fire-Riverside Co + San Diego Co.  USFS-San Bernardino.*

Refuge Fire CA | North side of Lake Berryessa. Napa County.  21 acres. 50% contained.*

Rice Fire NM | Lincoln NF.  Sacramento Ranger District. 3 miles NE of Sunspot off New Mexico Highway 6563 (Sunspot Highway).  1/4 acre. 0% contained. Lightning caused. 1 engine. 4 fire personnel. Start 6/12/2017 @ 1604 hours.  Hazards trees and snags. Fire behavior minimal, creeping with 1-2″ lengths.  Continued with fire line 6/13/2017.

Roland Fire | AZ  | Coronado NF.  Douglas Ranger District. 674 acres. 20% contained.

Round Fire | NM | Gila NF. 16 miles W of Winston. 3,000 acres. 0%. IC3. 44 personnel. Active fire behavior with flanking, backing, smoldering and creeping.*

Rucker Fire | AZ | Coronado NF.  Douglas Ranger District. 6/7/2017 start date. Lightning caused. 1,130 acres. 75% contained.  220 personnel.  Active fire behavior.*

Slim Fire AZ | Apache-Sitgreaves NF. 16 miles W of Heber.  3,241 acres. 90% contained. Timber and closed timber litter. 118 personnel.  3 crews. 3 engines. 1 helo. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. $2.9. Million CTD.*

Spruce Creek Fire | AK | 30 miles W of McGrath.  42 acres. 19 personnel.

Straw Fire | NM | Gila NF.  35 miles NW of Mimbres.  152 ares.  Minimal fire behavior with backing and creeping. Unknown cause.

Sullivan Fire AK | SW Area Forestry. AK Dept. of Forestry. 17 miles SE of Nikolai. 352 acres. 0% contained. Minimal fire behavior. Short grass and hardwood litter. $28,000 CTD.*

Tango Fire AZ | Tooele – Dugway Proving Grounds.  1 mile SE of Dugway.  400 acres. 90% contained. 1 person assigned.  $20,000 CTD.*

Teacher Fire | NM | Gila NF.  125 acres. Unknown containment status.  Started 6/7/2017 @ 0900 hours. Lightning caused. 325 acres. 0% containment. ICT4.  26 personnel. Fire behavior is active with creeping, smoldering, backing and flanking.*

Tee Fire | AZ | 4 miles SE of Black Canyon City and N of Table Mesa.  659 acres. 50% contained. AZ DOF + Fire Mgmt. 100 personnel.

Valley Fire CA | Brush Fire. Temecula. Riverside County. Off of San Ignacio Rd X E Benton Rd.  Unincorporated county area of Temecula. 33 acres. 100% contained. Start 6/13/2017 @ 1200 hours. 145 personnel. Resources:  PD, AA, 2 copters, 2 dozers.  FIU. 4 Air tankers. 4 crews. 3 water tenders.  Cooperators:  BLM, CAL Fire – Riverside, Riverside County FD, Riverside County Sheriff Office and USFS-San Bernardino.

West Mims Fire  | GA | Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.  7 miles E of Fargo.  152,515 acres. 90% containment.  116 personnel. 2 helos. 11 wildland fire engines. 2 bull dozers. Heat remains on some slash piles on the SE side of the fire.*

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – 2215 Hours PDT

 

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