The Wildfire Log | Alaska Fires | 1

STATE OF ALASKA

Update 1 – Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – 2035 PDT

LAKE MINAKOKOSA FIRE (#221)

The LAKE MINAKOKOSA FIRE is located about 50 miles east of Kobuk, Alaska.

The wildfire was knocked down after effective drops from water-scooping Fire Boss aircraft and extensive work completed by the smokejumpers on the north end of the lake.  The fire is said to have started at a construction work site and where smokejumpers are working to contain the fire.

There is an estimated 15 acres of tundra and sparse spruce trees burning.  They are expecting the fire to be fully contained in a few days.

KUYUKUTUK FIRE (#224)

BLM firefighters responded today to a new wildfire located 17 miles north of Russian Mission.  Aircraft from the BLM AFS Galena Fire Management Zone sent an aircraft to check out the possible fire. Once the crew arrived, they observed the fire active and burning through tundra.

Photo of the Kuyukutuk Fire (#224) is burning in tundra about 17 miles north of Russian Mission and Marshal on June 10, 2019. It is estimated to be 15 acres in size.

The Kuyukutuk Fire | Credit: Tony Chapman of the BLM AFS team

Two fire bosses and eight smokejumpers whom just completed fire suppression on nearby DARBY MOUNTAINS FIRE about 15 miles northwest of Koyuk were diverted to this wildfire.  Smokejumpers arrived around 1500 hours.

Fire PIO is unsure if there are any structures or other high value risks in the area.

They are  being managed with a strategy other than a Type 1 or 2 IMT assigned:

NORTH RIVER FIRE

The NORTH RIVER fire is burning in the Galena Zone on Bureau of Land Management or known as BLM on their lands, about 38 miles NE of Koyuk.  Fire behavior is active with uphill runs, flanking and backing.

SWAN LAKE

The SWAN LAKE fire is burning in lands managed by the Alaska Department of Forestry or AK DOF in the Kenai-Kodiak Area, about 12 miles NE of Sterling.  Active fire behavior is with group torching, flanking and backing.  There has been 2,547 acres of timber and short grass burned.  There is a 0% containment status at the time of this posting.

HOW TO REPORT A WILDFIRE | Call 9-1-1 or 800-237-3633.

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The Wildfire Log | Dry Sage Fire | WA | 3

YAKIMA COUNTY, WASHINGTON

Update 3 | June 10, 2019 | 2100 hours PDT

Incident Summary | A wildfire, called the DRY SAGE FIRE is burning on Durr Road in Yakima County, Washington State.  Fire assets were dispatched on June 8th around 1006 hours.

Current Fire Status | The fire has destroyed about 397 acres of short grass and brush.  Crews have reached a 70% containment status.

Resources | There are about 31 total personnel assigned along with 10 engines.

Costs-To-Date | Total expenses as of today’s date have reached $75,000.00.

Social Media

#DrySageFire #WAwildfires2019

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The Wildfire Log | Woodbury Fire | AZ | 1

SUPERSTITION WILDERNESS, ARIZONA

Update 1 | Monday, June 10, 2019 | 2045 hours MST

Incident Summary | A wildfire is burning about 10 miles northwest of Superior, Arizona in the Superstition Wilderness that started on Saturday, June 8th around 1330 hours MST.  It is located on the Tonto National Forest.

It has been determined that the cause to be of human intervention. The ignition source is unknown.

Credit | SFMD

Current Status | The fire has burned approximately 3,000 acres and is quickly increasing.  There is a 0% containment status at the time of this posting.

Fire behavior is moderate with uphill and wind-driven runs and backing.

Command | Command has set-up an Incident Command Post or ICP at the Queen Valley Fire Station.

Credit | USFS

Resources | The Payson Hotshots are en route to the fireground.  There are approximately 75 fire personnel, including 3 crews and five engines.  Additional personnel have arrived.

Endangered | There are no structures or communities in danger.

Damage Assessment | The fire suppression and containment costs-to-date have reached $150,000.00.

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Product Recall | Adapters by Apple due to Risk of Electrical Shock

EVERYWHERE

What Recalled | Apple has recalled about 814,000 (in US) and 81,000 additionally (in Canada) the Apple AC World Travel adapter Kits on June 5th, due to the three-prong AC wall plug adapters can break and expose the metal portion of the adapter and posing an electrical shock risk.Apple World Travel Adapter Kit

The Remedy | Those using this product, need to stop and replace it directly with Apple directly by contacting them by phone at 800-275-2273 any given time or online at http://www.apple.com.

Safety Alerts | The manufacturer has received six reports from other countries (outside of the US and Canada) that the wall plug adapters breaking and consumers receiving shocks including two whom needed immediate medical attention with further long-term care.  No reports by US consumers have been reported.

Locations | This type of product can be found at Apple stores and other home electronic stores nationally, as well as online at Apple.com from January 2003 through January 2015 for about $30.00

Manufacture Location | China

Recall Number | 19-132.

Recall Details | This is deemed a voluntary recall by the company.  This information has been released by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.  This recall is also being put into effect by Amazon and other retailers.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/10/2019 2015 hours PDT

The Wildfire Log | Jordan Fire | CA | 1

TULARE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Update 1 | Monday, June 10, 2019 | 1945 hours PDT

Incident Summary | A wildfire started on the afternoon of Sunday, June 9, 2019, which is located in the Golden Trout Wilderness is west of Black Rock.  The fire appears to be burning downslope towards Jordan Hot Springs.

Incident Name | It has been named the JORDAN FIRE.

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Credit: USFS – Inyo NF

Size Up | The fire is approximately 150 acres and burning in the 2002 McNally fire burn scar.

Cause | Fire Managers have determined the the cause was related to lightning which was active in the area just before the fire ignited.

Challenges Faced | Fire crews are challenged with large amount of dead standing trees and downed logs, as well as thick decadent brush.  Personnel were expected to be helicoptered in to assess the needs of the fire and to determine what fire tactics are needed.

Credit: Sequoia NF

Resources | Resources include:  one helicopter, two crews and one engine.   Additional resources are on order.   The Inyo NF’s Type 3 Organization has been activated.   Personnel from neighboring Sequoia NF was also en route to assist in the wildfire fight.

Areas Open | The Golden Trout Wilderness is posting on their Social Media that the area is opened and has several roadway entrances that hikers and campers can easily access.

Alerts | The Inyo National Forest’s Mammoth and Mono Basin Visitor’s Centers will not be issuing fuelwood permits during the week of June 9-15, 2019.

How to Be Fire Smart | 

Give Smokey a hand! Follow these rules for campfire safety and wildfire prevention:

1. Make sure you are at a site that allows campfires.
2. Make sure there are no burn bans and it’s not too windy.
3. Lastly, Smokey’s friends never play with matches, lighters, lighter fluid or other flammable liquids.

For more campfire safety visit: https://smokeybear.com/en/prevention-how-tos/campfire-safety

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog

The Wildfire Log | LA City Brush Fire | CA | 1

CITY OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Update 1 | June 10, 2019 | Monday | 1845 hours PDT

A brush fire named the LA CITY BRUSH FIRE at Hansen Dam has been logged into the Angeles Emergency Communications Center’s CAD system at 1751 hours PDT.

We are not showing any resources being dispatched but we will be looking for additional details when they are available.

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The Wildfire Log | Bear Creek Fire | WA | 1

KITSAP COUNTY, WASHINGTON

UPDATE 1 | June 10th – Monday | 1830 hours PDT

Incident Summary | Fire personnel and assets were dispatched today at 1340 hours PDT to a brush fire in the town of Tahuya is near Crosby in Kitsap County, Washington.

Fire Fuels, Size Up | The fire, as of 1700 hours, has destroyed 22 acres of brush, slash and reprod timeber.

Resources |   DNR personnel and equipment – BRADSHAW BRADY, M DOZER-1 DOZER-2 DUNCAN E804 E808 E8213 EXCAVATOR1 H341WN H343WN H345WN JEWELL MCREYNOLDS PROVENCHER.  A Type 4 IC has arrived on-scene.

Status | Windy conditions are challenging ground firefighters and helicopters working on the wildfire.

Cause | Cause is unknown at the time of this posting.

Social Media | #BearCreekFire #WAwildfires2019

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The Wildfire Log | Spring Fire | NM | 1

GILA NATIONAL FOREST, NEW MEXICO

Update 1:  June 10, 2019 (Monday) – 1000 hours PDT

A wildfire named the SPRING FIRE is burning on the Gila National Forest, about 44 miles north of Mimbres, New Mexico.

About 2,200 acres of timber and short grass have been scorched.  This incident is being managed with a strategy other than full suppression without a Type 1 or 2 IMT team.  Crews have reached a 10% containment status.

There are 53 total personnel assigned with one crew and five engines.

Total fire suppression and containment costs have reached $136,000.00.

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The Wildfire Log | Elk Fire | NM | 2

MANGUS, NEW MEXICO

JUNE 10, 2019 – MONDAY – 0955 HOURS PDT

Incident Summary

A lightning sparked wildfire, named the ELK FIRE is burning in the Gila National Forest about 18 miles northeast of Aragon, New Mexico.

Current Status

There is moderate fire behavior with backing, creeping, single-tree torching that are threatening structures.

The fire is under the command of a Type IMT2 – SW Team 3.

500 acres of timber have been destroyed.  There is no containment at this time.

Resources

There are approximately 119 total personnel assigned along with 5 crews and 1 helicopter.

Damage Assessments

Fire suppression and containment efforts have reached $40,000.

Social Media

#ElkFire #NMwildfires2019

 

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The Wildfire Log | Sand Fire | CA | 7

CALIFORNIA

JUNE 9, 2019 – SUNDAY – 2100 PDT

Incident Summary

The SAND FIRE began on June 8th around 1450 hours PDT.  The official cause has not been released yet via CAL FIRE, who is the lead fire agency.

It is located about seven miles NNW of Guinida and 92 miles NNE of San Francisco, California.

Aerial shot of Sand Fire burn area

Photo Credit: CAL FIRE

Current Status

The fire has burned approximately 2,220 acres total acres and crews have reached a 20% containment status.

7 non-residential structures have been destroyed.

Evacuations are still in effect for those on CR 41.

Resources

There are a total of 627 fire personnel attached to this incident along with 45 engines, 24 crews, 4 helicopters, 12 dozers and 11 water tenders.

Evacuation Information

Evacuations are in effect for those on County Rd 41. CAL FIRE evacuation map https://yolo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=ea03deb166f849a7acb9153779001c98

Shelter is located at Esparto Boy Scout Cabin.  16980 Yolo Avenue. (Source:  Yolo Co Sheriff Office)

Current Fire Weather

Current weather conditions are temps at 80*F with partially clear skies. Winds have really died down to 2 mph and humidity is up to 28%.

There is a RED FLAG WARNING for all of Yolo County.

Social Media

#SandFire #CAwildfires2019

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