Active Wildfires | NW Region | July 31 2017

NORTHWEST WILDFIRES | We are listing the current active wildfires gleaned from various sources and compiled into a single post for Monday, July 31, 2017


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Diamond Creek Fire.  (NF Fire not included in NICC #s).  18 air miles from Mazama and at the intersection of Diamond Creek and Lost River in the Paysaten Wilderness of the Okanogan-Wenatchee NF.  Started 7/22/2017. Cause is suspected as human intervention. | Active fire behavior.  Structures threatened. Trail closures in effect. | 5,005 acres. 0% contained. 90 personnel. 1 crew. 4 helos. $350,000  CTD. #DiamondCreekFire

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Photo of the Diamond Creek Fire Smoke Column

Diamond Creek Fire. (Photo Credit: Mike Liu, USFS)

New! Glade 3 Fire. Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office. 3 miles South of Mabton,. Brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior. Residences threatened. Road closures in effect. | 9,000 acres. 0% contained. Some resources on-scene (# unknown). State mobe approved. $10,000 CTD. #Glade3Fire

Boeing-107 Vertol w/ twin rotors support firefighters on Noisy Creek Fire

Boeing 107 Verttol supports firefighting suppression efforts from air. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Noisy Creek Fire.  3 miles E of Sullivan Lake. Pend Orielle County.  Colville NF. Moderate fire behavior with lateral movement. Lightning caused. Start 7/15/2017 @ 0800 hours PDT. | 905 acres. 4% contained. #NoisyCreekFire


Blanket Creek Fire.   Rouge River-Siskiyou NF. IMT 2. 9 miles NE of Prospect. Timber.
Moderate fire behavior with short crown runs, flanking and group torching. Road, trail and area closures in effect. | 625 acres. 3% contained. 522 personnel. 20 crews. $1.2 Million CTD. #BlanketCreekFire

Firefighter in yellow shirt using drip torch to drop fire along downed trees; standing trees in background

When good fire is used as a tool on the Blanket Fire. (Photo Credit: Richard Parrish, BLM/NW IMT 13

smoke column 7-29-17

A smoke column on 7/29/2017. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Chetco Bar Fire.  Rogue River-Siskiyou NF. NIMO. 16 miles East of Selma, OR. Phoenix NIMO. Timber and brush.  Road and trail closures in effect.  Moderate fire behavior with flanking, torching and uphill runs. |  Fire burning in scars of Biscuit Fire (2002) and Silver Fire (1987) with regrowth of brush up to 5 feet tall, standing snags, and unburned islands of mixed deciduous and conifer forest.  | 2,877 acres. 0% contained. 122 personnel. 4 crews. 1 helicopter. $980,000 CTD. #ChetcoBarFire

Crane Fire.  Lake Unit, Oregon DOF. 4 miles SE of Lakeview. Timber. | 602 acres. 90% contained. 138 personnel. 4 crews. 11 engines. 2 helicopters. $988,000 CTD. #CraneFire

Dry Creek Buttes Fire.   Vale District, BLM. 22 miles SW of Adrian. Brush and tall grass.  Sage-grouse habitat threatened. | 3,000 acres. 100% contained. 135 personnel. 4 crews. 17 engines. $500,000 CTD. #DryCreekButtesFire

Emerson Fire.   Ochoco NF. 4 miles NE of Madras. Brush and tall grass.   1 structure destroyed. | 10,527 acres. 90% contained. 49 personnel. 1 crew. 9 engines. 1 structure. $800,000 CTD. #EmersonFire

Haystack Rock Fire.  Vale District, BLM. 11 miles SW of Adrian. Brush and short grass. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. | 511 acres. 100% contained. 0 resources. $100,000 CTD. #HaystackRockFire

Indian Creek Fire.  West side of Eagle Creek Trail.  Between Tunnel Falls and 7.5 mile camp Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness within the Hood River Ranger District of Mt. Hood NF. Started 7/4/2017.   Moderate fire behavior with smoldering and creeping.  | 74 acres. 0% contained.  67 personnel. 1 crew. 2 helicopters. $825,000 CTD. #IndianCreekFire

Oxbow Fire. Vale District, BLM. 12 miles SW of Adrian. Brush and tall grass. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. | 1,454 acres. 100% contained. 54 personnel. 14 engines. $100,000 CTD. #OxbowFire

Upper Mine Fire.  Burns District, BLM.  8 miles South of Fields. Brush and grass.  3 structures destroyed. Minimal fire behavior. Structures and sage-grouse habitat threatened. | 4,135 acres. 95% contained. 20 personnel.  $1.3 Million CTD.  #UpperMineFire

Whitewater Fire.  Willamette NF. IMT 2. Started on BLM land 10 miles east of Idanha. Timber and brush.  Structures threatened. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Active fire behavior with torching, backing and short-range spotting. Structures threatened. | 167 acres. 40% contained. 167 personnel. 3 crews, 4 helicopters. $1.3 Million  CTD. #WhitewaterFire


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