U.S. and Global Wildfires | Recap | March 1, 2021

Here is the Sit Rep for Monday, March 1, 2021, for all impacted United States of America and around the Globe as broken down by each state and country.

ARKANSAS-OKLAHOMA

DZOP CY21 ALF SUPPORT. Resource Order. Heflin, Alabama. Dispatched 1516 hours.

ARIZONA

Did You Know?

It’s dry out – wildfires can start in any area where dry brush and a spark meet. Roadside fires have been the most common, followed by escaped private burning, and fires in high-use target shooting and recreation and areas – always make sure your campfire is out cold. – BLM Arizona Fire

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Photo Credit | BLM Arizona Fire

SPARROW FIRE. Black Water School Road and Sparrow Circle. Dispatched 1203 hours. 0.1 acre. Contained 1252 hours MST. Phoenix Interagency Fire Center.

ASH FIRE. Highway 87. Dispatched 0954 hours. 0.1 acre. Contained 1252 hours. Phoenix Interagency Fire Center.

RAILROAD FIRE. China Town (GIO/SCA). Dispatched 2/28/2021 1450 MT. 3 acres. Showing open. Phoenix Ineragency Fire Center.

SCOUT FIRE. Mittry Lake. Dispatched 2/28/2021 1132 hours. .25 acre. Contained 2/28/2021 1530 hours. Controlled 3/1/2021 1030 hours MST. Prescott Dispatch Center.

LITTLE FIRE. I-40, mile marker 263 EB, seven miles southeast of Winslow. 400 acres. Resources BAT 1-1, BAT 1-2, CH1, CPTR 4-2and CPT 4-3. Originally dispatched 2/27/2021 1244 MST. AZ Dispatch Center.

DUB FIRE. BIA lands. 1 mile east of San Carlos. 402 acres. 80% contained. Brush and short grass. Moderate fire with running and torching. 15 total personnel. 1 crew and 2 engines. $50,000 cost-to-date. NIFC

CORONADO NATIONAL FOREST. Douglas Ranger District will burn up to 10 acres on Tuesday, March 2nd in the Cochise Stronghold to reduce hazardous fire fuels and the extreme threat of wildfire. This will also improve forest health, wildlife habitat and range/watershed conditions. – CNF

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Photo Credit | CNF

CALIFORNIA

Did You Know?

The State of California continues to aid Butte County in its recovery from the Camp Fire. Wildfire residential debris recovery ended in November 2019. California is now focused on removing more than 80,000 trees at risk of falling on public property and public rights of way. Cal Recycle.

Hazard Tree progress report through February 27, 2021.  2,575 properties cleared and 29,977 trees felled.

COVID 19 PAN IMT SUPPORT . Resource Order. Oakland, California. Dispatched 1623 hours. Plumas Emergency Comm Center.

CLEAR CREEK PILE BURN. Prescribed Fire. Clear Creek Ranger Station. Dispatched 1508 hours PT. Angeles ECC.

CALVERT FIRE. Started at 1505 hours. Off of Aberdeen Station Road and Old Hwy 395. South of Big Pine in Inyo County. 90 acres. 30% contained (1801). CAL FIRE.

GASQUET RANGER DISTRICT – COMPOUND ADMIN PILE. Prescribed Fire. Dispatched 1048 hours PT. North Coast Interagency Comm Center.

Did You Know?

Wildfires accounted for 1/2 of all air pollution in the Western US over recent years. – State of California CFO Steve Westly

CF/AB/37 FIRE. Bonita Falls. Dispatched 1427 hours. 0.1 acres. Federal Interagency Comm Center.

BDU-CALVERT FIRE. Aberdeen Road, east of Hwy 395. Dispatched 1336 hours PT. Owens Valley Interagency Comm Center.

VEG/AB/82A FIRE. Brush fire. 21500 block of Papago Road. Dispatched 1141 hours PT. Federal Interagency Comm Center.

VALLEY FIRE. Southbound I-5 South of 138 highway, Gorm. Dispatched 1108 hours PT. Resources SO #14RD #iEKIS. 0.3 acres. Angeles ECC.

EVERGREN FIRE. Brush fire. Units responded around 1500 hours. Off of Evergreen Road and Old Gold Road in Bowman. Contained to 5 acres. Firefighters in mop up operations. Photo Credit (below). CAL FIRE TGU.

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ADMIN PILES – BULLARDS. Prescribed Fire. Bullards. Dispatched 1042 hours PT.

BIG PINE UNITS 1 BURN. Jackson Lake. Dispatched 0941 hours PT. Angeles ECC.

MINDEN HTF MARKLEVILLE. Prescribed Fire. Dispatched 1040 PT. 5-10 acres. Tahoe National Forest.

CORBIN FIRE. Dispatched 0959. Mendocino National Forest.

LOUISIANA

CRACKLIN FIRE. 6 miles south of Hackberry. 300 acres that’s 50% contained. No resources on this fire. $15,000 cost-to-date. Moderate fire behavior with backing, smoldering and flanking. NIFC.

MISSISSIPPI

313B FIRE. Northbound Hwy 49, Forrest County. Dispatched 2/28/2021 1817 hours. 185 acres. Contained 3/1/2021 1715 hours. Mississippi Interagency Coordination Center.

CHANEY FIRE. Forrest County. Dispatched 2/28/2021 1729 hours. 40 acres. De Soto District. Contained 3/1/2021 0010. Mississippi Interagency Coordination Center.

POSEY FIRE. Perry County. Dispatched 2/28/2021 1519 hours. 20 acres. De Soto District. Contained 3/1/2021 1612 hours. Mississippi Interagency Coordination Center.

BURGER CAMP FIRE. Wayne County, Jones County Line. District of Chickasawhay. Dispatched 1120 hours.5 acres. Mississippi Interagency Coordination Center Dispatched 2/28/2021 1120 hours. Contained 2/28/2021 1404 hours PT.

NORTH DAKOTA

SCORIA FIRE. Dispatched 1656 hours. 20 acres. North Dakota Interagency Dispatch Center.

HIGHWAY 200 FIRE. Highway 200. 150 acres. Dispatched 1453 hours. E272 and E672 responded. North Dakota Interangecy Dispatch Center.

OKLAHOMA

FIELD FIRE. Okmulgee Field Office. 355 acres. 100% contained. 9 total person with two engines. Bureau of Indian Affairs land. NIFC

DEAD PASTURE FIRE. Oklahoma Department of Forestry. 385 acres. 100% contained. 4 total personnel and 2 engines. $2,000 cost-to-date. NIFC.

. BURRIS VALLEY ROAD FIRE. 3 miles NE of Daisy. Hardwood litter. Started 2/28/2021. 195 acres. 75% contained. 5 total personnel. 2 engines. $3,000 cost-to-date. Moderate fire behavior with creeping. NIFC

BLACKSMITH FIRE. 2 miles NE of Peggs. Timber fire fuels. 203 acres. 90% contained. 4 total personnel with 2 engines. Moderate fire behavior that is threatening structures. NIFC.

BLUFF FIRE. 1 mile south of Bluff. 120 acres. 95% contained. 1 person on 1 engine on-scene. Hardwood litter and grass. Minimal fire behavior. NIFC.

SOUTH DAKOTA

RAP ATB SUPPORT 2121. Resource Order. Rapid City Air Tanker Base. Dispatched 0846. Great Plains Interagency Dispatch Center.

DRIFT FIRE. 4 miles ENE of Summerset (Meade County), South Dakota. SDS E669 resources sent. 0.1 acres. Contained 3/1/2021 1718 hours. Controlled 3/1/2021 1816 hours. Great Plains Interagency Dispatch Center.

TEXAS

Did You Know?

There are currently 26 personnel responding to the winter weather incident. Since February 11, a total of 196 personnel from TFS and TIFMAS as well as Regional All-Hazard Incident Management Team members from across Texas have been mobilized to respond. – Texas A&M Forest Service

Texas A&M Forest Service employees assist at a water distribution site in Fort Worth on February 24, 2021.
Photo Credit | Texas A&M Forest Service

PIGEON ROOST FIRE. 4 miles SW of Boswell. Tall grass fire fuels. Started 2/28/2021. 745 acres. 75% contained. 49 total personnel. 22 engines. $13,000 cost-to-date. Extreme fire behavior with running. Structures are threatened.

UTAH

QUARRY ROAD FIRE. Quarry Road. Dispatched 1413. Short grass fire fuels. 20 acres. Contained at 1610 hours and under control 1720 hours. Richfield Interagency Fire Center.

WEST VIRGINIA

Fire Fact | March 1st is the start of the State’s annual fire season through May 31st. Burn bans are now in effect. WV Forestry.

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Photo Credit | WV Forestry

ALBERTA, CANADA

Did You Know?

Alberta’s wildfire season starts on March 1st and fire permits are required for most burning in the Forest Protection area. – Alberta Wildfire

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Photo Credit | Alberta Wildfire

JAPAN

TOCHIGI PREFECTURE FIRE. Forest fire. Started 2/21/2021. Near the City of Ashikaga in the Tochigi Prefecture 85KM north of Tokyo. At least 1800 buildings were evacuated on February 24th. Has been fully contained after 9 days. It was a wind-driven wildfire. No injuries reported or structure loss or damages reported.

A second wildfire was burning in another prefecture north of Toyko in Gunma on February 24th but that one appears to be out. via Social Media, news outlets

WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

JONKERSHOEK FIRE. Cape Winelands District Municipality. Unknown start date or acreage. Firefighters have a good knockdown on fire. Not fully contained. Fire lines in Jonkershoek through Blaauwklippen have been fully contained. Light rain fell over the fire ground and made some positive impacts. Crews will continue to complete mop-up objectives.

Fire in the Banhoek area still has active fire behavior in an accessible area. Teams are due to lay line throughout the night. No loss of lives but two Cape Nature field officers are in the hospital with serious burn injuries. Premier Alan Winde.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 3/1/2021 2230 hours PT