U.S. ACTIVE WILDFIRES | JUNE 30 2017

Thank you for reading our U.S. Active wildfires post.  All wildfires we are tracking are listed by the wildfire name.  Don’t see a wildfire on our list?  Please give us a shout!

Bell Fire | 12 miles S of Mosquero, New Mexico | NM State of Forestry

6/29/2017:  Active fire behavior with uphill running, wind-driven runs.  6/30/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with single tree torching and is creeping.  800 acres. 55% containment.  15 personnel.  2 engines.  $30K CTD.

Bonita Fire | 16 miles NE of Canjilon, New Mexico | Carson NF

Timber, brush and short grass fuels.  7,495 acres. 95% contained. 101 personnel.  1 crew.  4 engines. $5Million CTD.

Brianhead Fire | 1 mile N of Brian Head, Utah | SW Area / Utah DOF

IMT 1 + 2 on-scene.  Timber and Medium logging slash as fuels. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing and single tree torching.  58,319 acres. 20% contained. 1800 personnel.  51 crews. 82 engines. 14 helicopters. 26 structures lost.  $16.7Million CTD.

Burro Fire  | Catalina Foothills of Burro tank, Arizona | Coronado NF

Reported June 30th @ 1030 hours. Tall grass.  Moderate to High ROS. VLAT and 4 helicopters assigned to incident. 50 acres. 0% contained.

Cajete Fire | 8 miles NE of Jemez Springs, New Mexico | Santa Fe NF

Timber and medium logging slash as fuels. 1,412 acres. 96% containment.  48 personnel. 2 crews. 1 engine. 1 helicopter. $4.5Million CTD.

Centennial Fire  | 13 miles SE Glenns Ferry, Idaho | DOD / Mtn Home AFB

Short brush are fire fuels. Extreme fire behavior with running. Structures threatened. 18,660 acres. 100% contained. 35 personnel. 7 engines. 1 helicopter. $275K CTD.

Cole Creek Fire | 9 miles S of Carlin, Nevada | Elko District, BLM

Brush, short grass as fire fuels.  Minimum fire behavior and smoldering.  Threatening sage and grouse.  6,195 acres. 90% contained. 255 personnel. 8 crews. 6 engines. 2 helicopters. $1.2Million CTD.

Franguita Fire | 4 miles S of Anvaca, Arizona | Coronado NF

Tall grass, brush as fire fuels. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.  Structures threatened.  2,400 acres. 90% contained. 16 personnel.  4 engines. $520K CTD.

Frye Fire  | 9 miles W of Swift Trail Junction, Arizona | AZ DOF

Timber, brush and chaparral are fire fuels. Active fire behavior with running and torching. 39,993 acres. 45% contained.  797 personnel.  15 crews. 45 engines. 9 helicopters.  1 structure lost.  $14.2Million CTD.

Gentry Fire  | 10 miles SW of Heber, Arizona | Apache – Sitgreaves NF

Discovered 6/28/2017.  Lightning caused in Gentry Canyon. Black Mesa Ranger District. 5 miles SE of Forest Lakes and 10 miles SW of Heber / Overgaard. Heavy logging slash and tall grass are fire fuels.  Active Fire behavior with short-range spotting, isolate torching.  1 RR bridge and Gentry Lookout are being threatened. 175 acres. 0% contained. IC:  White Mtn. Zone Type 3 team. 155 personnel. 6 crews. 2 engines. 2 helicopters. $60K CTD.

Goodwin Fire  | 8 miles SW of Mayer, Arizona | Prescott NF

IMT 1 (2) managing fire. Chaparral and short grass as fuels.  Active fire behavior with uphill runs, flanking and spotting.  Structures threatened. 24,828 acres. 43% contained. 1,115 personnel. 24 crews. 68 engines. 13 helicopters. 21 structures destroyed. $6.3Million CTD.

Gremlin Fire | 25 miles NE of Kingman, Arizona | AZ DOF

NW District. Tall grass and brush with short grass. Active fire behavior with running and torching.  Structures threatened. Evacuation in process. Road closures. 359 acres. 25% contained.  151 personnel.  4 crews. 11 engines. 2 helicopters. $75K CTD.

I-84 M 271 Fire | 25 miles SE of Marta, Idaho | BLM – ID Falls District

Short grass is fuels. Minimal fire behavior. 3,522 acres. 100% contained. 24 personnel. 5 engines. $220K CTD.

Lightner Fire | 4.25 miles WNW of Durango, Colorado | BLM – Tres Rios Field Office

Started 6/28/2017 @ 1617 hours in a structure on private land. La Plata County community and evacuation information Line @ 970-385-8700 or website @ www.co.laplata.co.us  397 acres. 29% contained. Ponderosa pine, pinyon-juniper, gamble oak are fuels. 245 personnel.

Mart Fire  | Highland Avenue and Highway 330, California | San Bernardino NF

Started 6/27/2017 around 1518 PDT.  Cause under investigation.  Unified Command. 125 personnel. 670 acres. 95% contained.

Maynard Fire  | N. of Arivaca and E. of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona

AZ DOF.  Started 6/25/2017 @ 0200 hours.  Unknown cause, under investigation. Fire sitting in a box canyon. All resources pulled off rugged terrain due to safety concerns. 5 personnel.  1,300 acres. 60% containment. Fire managers waiting for fire to move out of box canyon, then reassess if can send in crews.

Mill Fire  | 30 miles S of Battle Mtn, Nevada | BLM – Battle Mtn District

Timber, brush and short grass are fuels. Moderate fire behavior with spotting. 47acres. 60% contained. 97 personnel. 2 crews. 5 engines. 1 helicopter. 1 structure lost.  $200K CTD.

Mink Fire | 3 miles SW of Arivaca, Arizona | Coronado NF

Tall grass and brush are fuels.  Minimal fire behavior that is smoldering and creeping. 1,024 acres. 80% contained. 28 personnel. 1 crew. 2 engines. $115K CTD.

Palmdale Fire  | Tierra Subida / Shaner Road, California | CAL Fire

Started 6/30/2017. Unknown cause.  Fire behavior is running. Medium fuels. 4 engines and 1 copter requested. 1 acre.

Sandpoint Fire | 6 miles SE of Glenns Ferry, Idaho | BLM – Twin Falls District

Short grass and brush are fire fuels. Minimal fire behavior and smoldering. 7,800 acres. 50% containment. 54 personnel. 2 crews. 2 engines. $300K CTD.

Spartan Fire | 9 miles SE of Wenatchee, Washington | DNR – SE Region

Between all 3 Washington Wildfires – Spartan, Straight Hollow and Sutherland Fires, there are 545 personnel.  8,730 acres. 81% contained. (Spartan)

Straight Hollow Fire  | 14 miles NW of Quincy, Washington | BLM – Spokane District

Short grass and brush are fuels. Minimal fire behavior. 8,458 acres. 75% contained. 50 personnel. 3 crews. $300K CTD.

Sutherland Fire  | 11 miles NW Quincy, Washington | BLM – Spokane District

Lightning caused. Short grass and brush.  Moderate fire behavior with flanking. 29,433 acres. 50% contained. 369 personnel. 9 crews. 43 engines.  $2Million CTD.

Swisshelms Fire | Arizona | AZ DOF

Tall grass, brush and short grass are fuels. 5

Tarina Fire  | Breckenridge Road, 3 miles east of Bakersfield  in Kern County, California | Kern FD

1,200 acres.  50% contained.

Topanga Fire  | off Topanga Canyon & Pacific Coast Hwy in Malibu, California | LACoFD

Topanga Fire. Firehawk filling up. (Photo credit: LACoFD)

55 acres. 40% contained.

Umptanum Fire | 4 miles S of Ellensburg, Washington |  DNR

Dispatched 1920 hours on 6/30/2017. New start.  Cause unknown.  9 acres.  3 engines + 2 rotors dispatched.  No new update as of 2225 PDT.

Whitman Fire | 18 miles NE of Red River, New Mexico | Carson NF

Started 6/30/2017.  Unknown Cause.  Active Fire behavior with flanking, isolated torching.  300 acres. 0% containment. 64 personnel. 2 crews. 5 engines. 2 helicopters.  $100K CTD.

Sources:  WADNR, Inciweb, NWICC, NIFC, Social Media, CAL Fire

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