U.S. ACTIVE WILDFIRES | JULY 2 2017

There’s been a whole lotta U.S. wildfires burning up our landscapes and here is our latest list for Sunday, July 2nd.

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BEN FIRE:  Off Ben Hur Rd and Silver Bar Rd (Mariposa County(. CAL Fire.  Closures – Ben Hur Road at Buckeye Road & Ben Hur at the Quick Ranch entrance is open to residents only. Resources CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit.  Cause is unknown and under investigation.  630 acres. 90% contained.  Incident Cooperators – Mariposa County Fire, Mariposa County Sheriff, CHP, PG&E, CAL FIRE, CCC. 380 personnel. 1 crew. 5 water tenders.  Forward progression has stopped.  Firefighters will continue to work to improve containment lines around the fire perimeter..

BONITA FIRE:  16 miles NE of Canjilon, New Mexico.  Carson NF.  7,495 acres. 95% contained. Timber, brush and short grass. 101 personnel. 1 crew. 4 engines. $5 Million CTD..

NEW!  BREWER FIRE:  CAL FIRE.  Off Brewer Road and Conestoga Drive in Alta Sierra (Nevada County, California) is now 100% contained at 10 acres..

BRIANHEAD FIRE:  1 mile North of Brian Head, Utah.  UT DOF – SE Area.  Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing and group torching.  Numerous residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect. 60,301 acres.  65% contained.  1,831 personnel.  51 crews.  82 engines.  14 helicopters.  26 structures lost.  $20.4 Million CTD..

BURRO FIRE:  Foothills of Redington Pass near Burro Tank, California.  Coronado NF.  Tall grass, brush and short grass.  Active fire behavior with running, backing and spotting. Numerous residences threatened. 2,000 acres.  0% contained.  90 personnel.  2 crews. 1 engine. 3 helicopters.  $1 Million CTD..

NEW!  DESABLA FIRE:  CAL FIRE.  Off Desabla Powerhouse Road and Humbug Road, Desabla (Butte County) is now 14 acres and 25% contained..

FRYE FIRE:   9 miles SW of Swift Trail Junction, Arizona.  Coronado NF.  Extreme fire behavior with group torching and spotting. Residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  42,755 acres.  45% contained. 715 personnel.  12 crews.  42 engines.  9 helicopters.  1 structure lost. $16.8 Million CTD..

GENTRY FIRE:  10 miles SW of Heber, Arizona. Apache-Sitgreaves NF.  Heavy logging slash and tall grass. Moderate fire behavior. Road and area closures in effect.  641 acres.  30% containment.  244 personnel.  8 crews.  4 engines.  2 helicopters.  $560,000 CTD..

GOODWIN FIRE:  8 miles SW of Mayer, Arizona. Prescott NW.  Chaparral and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with single tree torching, flanking and backing. Numerous residences threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect.  25,714 acres.  53% contained.  1,223 personnel.  22 crews.  87 engines.  9 helicopters.  22 structures lost.  $10.7 Million CTD..

HILLTOP FIRE:  24 miles W of Whiteriver, Arizona.  BIA – San Carlos Agency.  Timber, short grass and light logging slash. Active fire behavior with wind driven runs and short range spotting. Road closures in effect.  7,948 acres.  5% containment.  193 personnel.  7 crews.  6 engines.  1 helicopter.  $378,000 CTD..

NEW! LAMBERT FIRE:   19600 block of Lambert Road. CAL Fire AEU Unit & Sacramento County Fire.   Sac Co making access to a new fire in the 19600 blk of Lambert Road. Large column showing, difficult access.  unknown size grass fire w/ moderate ROS, 2 structures threatened.  IC cancelling air resources (they were just arriving).  Possibly around 2 acres but unconfirmed (1742 hours). 

NEW!  LISA FIRE:  CAL FIRE – Riverside.  East of Moreno Valley (Riverside County, California) is now 100% contained at 11 acres..

SADDLE FIRE:  20 miles North of Douglas Arizona.  Coronado NF.  5,113 acres.  90% containment.  46 personnel.  1 engine.  1 helicopter.  $740,000 CTD..

SHEEP SPRINGS FIRE:  8 miles NW of Sisters, Oregon.  Deschutes NF.  Timber. Moderate fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Decrease in acreage due to more accurate mapping. 696 acres.  50% containment.  180 personnel.  7 crews.  11 engines.  1 helicopter.  $500,000 CTD..

NEW! SPRING FIRE:  Start 7/2/2017 (Sunday). Off Hwy 49 and Allred Road and South of Mariposa (Mariposa County) is now 100 – 150 acres.  Active fire behavior with moderate ROS and multiple spot fires.  Operations (1545 hours PDT):   IC reporting fire is bumping up against multiple structures on Ashworth Rd, redirecting crews for structure protection.   Fire has crossed Allred Road to East.  Evacuations have been ordered for Silva Road to Carlton Road on both side including Carlton to Morning Star. Evac Shelter:  Woodland School, 3394 Woodland Drive staffed by Central Valley Red Cross volunteers.  Resources were redirected from the #BenFire to the #SpringFire say sources.

STRAIGHT HOLLOW FIRE:  14 miles NW of Quincy, Washington.  BLM- Spokane

Sutherland Canyon Fire (Credit: WA DNR)

District. Minimal fire with smoldering.  8,458 acres.  90% contained.  0 resources. $1,000 CTD..

SUTHERLAND CANYON FIRE:  11 miles NW of Quincy, Washington.  BLM – Spokane

Credit: WA DNR

District.   Transfer of command from IMT 2 (Rabe) back to the local unit
will occur tomorrow. IMT is also managing the Straight Hollow fires.  Short grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Decrease in acreage due to more accurate mapping. 29,258 acres.  90% containment.  3 crews.  30 engines. 1 helicopter.  1 structure lost.  $2.8 Million CTD..

SWISSHELMS FIRE:  10 miles E of Elfrida, Arizona.  AZ DOF – SE Area.  Tall grass, brush and short grass.  Active fire behavior with wind driven runs, backing and flanking. Residences threatened.  8,200 acres.  25% containment.  245 personnel.  7 crews.  7 engines.  5 helicopters.  $978,000 CTD..

TIFFANY FIRE:  30 miles South of Socorro, New Mexico.  NM State Forestry – SE Dist.Chaparral and hardwood litter. Active fire behavior with group torching, single tree torching and short range spotting.  Structures threatened.  6,258 acres.  32% containment.  224 personnel.  5 crews.  13 engines.  2 helicopters.  $800,000 CTD..

NEW! TOPANGA FIRE:  CAL FIRE.  Off Topanga Canyon & Pacific Coast Hwy in Malibu (LA County, California) is now 55 acres and 60% contained..

NEW!  VIOLET PLANTATION:   WA DNR.  Tenino (Thurston County), Washington. Start 7/2/2017 @ 1649 hours PDT.  Grass, brush and heavy logging slash.  4 engines. 2 crews. 6 acres.  E143. E804, E805, E806. on the fire ground..

WHITMAN FIRE:  18 miles NE of Red River, New Mexico.  Carson NF.  Timber. 334 acres.  40% containment.  2 crews. 4 engines. 1 helicopter.  $300,000 CTD..

 

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