Active Wildfires | NW Region | August 1 2017

NORTHWEST WILDFIRES | We are listing the current active wildfires gleaned from various sources and compiled into a single post for Tuesday,  August 1, 2017


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Hidden Lakes Historic Cabins Wrapped

Structure protection of HIdden Lakes Historic cabins on the Diamond Creek Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

*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 with short crown runs, group torching and spotting. | 4,690 acres. 0% contained. 84 personnel. 1  crew + 4 helicopters. $460,000  CTD. #DiamondCreekFire

Fire Fact:

DNR managed lands go to high, prompting campfire restrictions.



*Glade 3 Fire. Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office. 3 miles South of Mabton,. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Residences threatened. Road closures in effect. 1 structure lost. | 10,669 acres. 60% contained. 199 personnel. 4 crews, 30 engines. 1 helo. $150,000  CTD. #Glade3Fire

*Noisy Creek Fire.  3 miles E of Sullivan Lake. Pend Orielle County.  Colville NF. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing and torching Lightning caused. Start 7/15/2017 @ 0800 hours PDT. | 1,020 acres. 4% contained. 92 personnel. 2 crews and 2 helicopters. $1 Million CTD. . #NoisyCreekFire

Initial size up by local Darrington Fire District #24 crews. Near Darrington, WA (Credit: Jessica Nemnich/DFD#24)

Newly Reported! Suiattle Fire.  Near Suiattle River Road. Snohomish County. DNR air and ground resources on-scene. Start 7/30/2017. Type 2 IMT ordered around 2100 hours on 7/31/2017. | 180 acres. 75% containment.  4 crews, 10 engines and 2 helicopters. #SuiattleFire


View along a forested hillside.  A narrow, dusty path is along the right side.  The left side is mature forest with dark tree trunks and hazy sky.  Some patches of low flames were recently lit.

Firefighters create a stronger and better barrier on the Blanket Fire. (Credit: Richard Parrish/BLM)

*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. | 916 acres. 7% containment. 598 personnel. 20 crews, 6 engines and 5 helos. $3.5 Million CTD. #BlanketCreekFire

Morning briefing 7-28-17

These are the men and women behind the scenes. A morning briefing on the Chetco Bar Fire. (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, backing and creeping.  |  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. 12% contained. 121 personnel. 4 crews and 1 helo. $1 Million CTD. #ChetcoBarFire

New! Devils Lake Fire. Fremont-Winema NF. 7 miles SE of Bly. Timber and short grass. Active fire behavior with running, torching and short-range spotting. Structures threatened. | 400 acres. 0% contained. 73 personnel. 2 crews, 10 engines and 1 helo. $100,000 CTD. #DevilsLakeFire

*Emerson Fire.   Ochoco NF. 4 miles NE of Madras. Brush and tall grass.   1 structure destroyed. | 10,527 acres. 100% contained. 11  personnel. 3 engines. $850,000 CTD. #EmersonFire

The Helibase Manager (to the right) is talking with 3 other fire personnel, pointing at the Indian Creek Fire map taped to a wall.

Helibase Manager (R) briefs other Fire personnel at the Indian Creek Fire ICP. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

*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% containment. 68 personnel. 1 crew and 2 helicopters. $950,000 $825,000 CTD. #IndianCreekFire

New! Spruce Lake  Fire. Crater Lake National Park. 15 miles SW of Diamond Lake. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with single-tree torching, flanking and spotting.  |130 acres. 0% contained. 144 personnel. 5 crews, 1 engine and 2 helicopters. $300,000 CTD. #SpruceLakeFire

*Upper Mine Fire.  Burns District, BLM.  8 miles South of Fields. Brush and grass.  3 structures destroyed.  | 4,135 acres. 100% contained. 20 personnel. 5 engines and 1 helciopter.  $1.3 Million CTD.  #UpperMineFire

Aerial support for Upper Mine Fire.

A helicopter carries bambi bucket (orange item in photo) which will drop water on the fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

*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 group torching and flanking. Structures threatened. | 168 acres. 10% contained. 175 personnel.  3 crews, 1 engine & 5 helicopters. $1.6 Million CTD. #WhitewaterFire


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