CA Wildfires | Active | July 31, 2017

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES | While temps are forecasted in the triple digits in the Pacific NW Region, while Mother Nature wreaks havoc on the rest of the United States  including drought-riddled State of California.

Fire Fact:

“One MAFFS C-130 airtanker and support personnel each from the 152 Airlift Wing, (Nevada Air National  Guard), 153rd Airlift Wing, (Wyoming Air National Guard) and the 302nd Airlift Wing (Colorado Air Force Reserve) have been deployed to Fresno, CA in support of wildland fire operations.” – National Interagency Coordination Center

Here is our recap for all wildfires as of time this was posted.  More will be posted as information is received.

A aerial view of the Clear File

Clear Fire on 7/30/2017. PC: Alex Watts-Tobin

Clear Fire. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching.| 1,900 acres. 10% contained. 566 personnel. 18 crews, 23 engines. $1.6 Million CTD. #ClearFire

Detwiller Fire. Merced-Mariposa Unit, Cal Fire. Cal Fire IMT 1 (Derum). 15 NW of Mariposa, CA.  Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. | 81,826 acres. 90% contained. 2,390 personnel. 54 crews. 144 engines. 5 helicopters. 131 structures lost. $74.2 Million CTD. #DetwillerFire

Jacksonville Fire.  Tuolumne – Calaveras Unit, Cal Fire. Four miles south of Jamestown, CA. Chaparral, brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. 690 acres. 73% contained. 275 personnel. 11 crews, 20 engines and 1 structure lost. $558,000 CTD. #JacksonvilleFire

Latrobe Fire. Amador-El Dorado Unit, Cal Fire. 7 miles SW of Latrobe, CA. Hardwood litter and tall grass. Last report unless new information is received.| 1,268 acres. 95% contained. 0 resources. $300,000 CTD. #LatrobeFire

Minerva 5 Fire. Plumas NF. IMT 2 (Mills). One mile southwest of Quincy, CA. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, short-range spotting, and single-tree torching. Structures threatened. Road, trail and area closures in effect. | 1,000 acres. 10% contained. 1,790 personnel. 27 crews, 140 engines and 4 helos. $1.5 Million CTD. #Minerva5Fire

Modoc July Complex Fires. (3 Fires), Modoc NF. IMT 1 (J. Kurth) and IMT 2 (Young). 20 miles NE of Newell.   Brush and grass. Extreme fire behavior. Residences and sage-grouse habitat threatened. Road closures are in effect. | 39,193 acres.  40% contained. 1,478 personnel. 38 crews, 90 engines + 4 helicopters. $7.9 Million CTD. #ModocJulyComplex

Orleans Complex.   Six Rivers NF. IMT 2 (Coots). 15 miles SW of Happy Camp. Timber and brush. Moderate fire behavior with backing, uphill runs and isolated torching. Structures threatened. | 925 acres. 0% contained. 565 personnel.  11 crews, 20 engines + 9 helicopters. $1.5 Million CTD.  #OrleansComplex

New!  Rose Fire. | 14800 Block Amorose Street, County Area Lake Elsinore. Unified Command:  CAL Fire + USFS. Reported 7/31/2017 @ 1422 hours PDT.  Evacuations in effect for:  Amarose Street, Rockridge Road, Ainsworth Place and Toft Street. | 200 acres. 0% contained.  205 personnel. 5 crews, 30 engines, 3 helicopters, 12 overhead personnel, 6 airtankers, 1 helitender, 1 water tender and 3 dozers.  | Incident Cooperators:  CAL Fire – Riverside, San Bernardino & San Diego. OCFA, City of Lake Elsinore. Riverside County FD, Sheriff Office and EMD. Riverside City FD and USFS – Cleveland. #RoseFire

Whittier Fire.   Los Padres NF. 11 miles NE of Goleta, CA. Chaparral and brush. Minimal fire behavior.  | 18,430 acres. 87% contained. 230 personnel. 4 crews, 6 engines + 3 helos. 146 structures destroyed. $38.4 Million CTD. #WhittierFire

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

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