Little Valley Fire | Nevada | Update 2

Updated 8:30 PM PDT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Start Date / Time

The Little Valley Fire was reported @ 1:38 AM on 10/14/2016.  It started in the Little Valley / Washoe area.

Crew from Sac Fire on @Cal_OES Type I Strike team at #LittleValleyFire. Fortifying drainage ditches in advance of next wave of storms. (Credit: Sacramento FD)

Cause

The cause is unknown and under investigation.

Fire Fuels

The Wildfire is burning in mixed timber, sagebrush and grass on a combination of Federal, State and Private lands.

Size, Containment Status

The fire has been reduced down to 2291 acres with a containment status of 90%.

Future Fire Activities

Fire crews will continue to build and strengthen containment lines, as well as structure protection.  There is a plan in the very near future for re-population activities.

Fire Managers report the great news of almost nearly three (3) inches of rain on the fire line, helping decrease fire behavior.

RESOURCES

Personnel 

There are a total of 600 personnel assigned to this incident.  4 injuries have been reported.

Equipment/Resources

Assigned to this incident are 70 engines, 18 hand crews and 2 helicopters.

Incident Cooperators 

(Fire)  BLM, CAL Fire, Carson City Fire, Nevada DNR, Nevada DOF, Nevada National Guard, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Reno FD, Sparks FD, Storey County Fire Protection District,Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and USDA Forest Service.

(Law Enforcement)  Carson City Sheriff, Nevada Dept of Public Safety, Nevada Highway Patrol, Reno PD, Washoe County Schools Police, Washoe County Sheriff

(Human Services) American Red Cross.

(Transportation)  Nevada DOT and Washoe County Roads Division.

(Emergency Management) California OES, Nevada Division of Emergency Management and Washoe County Emergency Management.

(Government)  Nevada Governor’s Office, Washoe County Animal Services, Washoe County Building Services, Washoe County Commissioners, Washoe County Community Services, Washoe County Manager and Washoe County Social Services.

(EMS) Regional Emergency Medical Services

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

Structures Saved

Fire crews were able to save 480 residences.

Structures Under Threat

500

Structures Destroyed

There were 23-residences and 17-outbuildings.  Evacuations are still in effect.

SOCIAL MEDIA 

From the Fireground

“Chief Moore thanks the Great Basin Incident Management team for the incredible response and support to our community.” – Truckee Meadows Fire (10/17/2016)

Credit: Truckee Meadows Fire

CAL OES Strike Team (Credit: Sacramento Fire)

“Turlock and OES Firefighters return home safely.” – Turlock Fire Department (10/17/2016)

Credit: Turlock Fire Department

Governor’s Office

“Without hesitation our first responders always answer the call. Grateful for them. (Fire Debriefing Meeting)

Credit: Nevada State Governor Sandoval

Hashtags Used for The Fire

NW Fire Blog:  #LittleValleyFire  #NvWILDFIRE

Social Media:   #LittleValleyFire #Turlock #TurlockFD #OES #ALCO #

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

NEW: Little Valley Fire | Nevada | Update 1

Updated 2:00 PM PDT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Photo of the Little Valley Fire (Credit: Turlock FD)

Start Date / Time

The Little Valley Fire was reported @ 1:38 AM on 10/14/2016.  It started in the Little Valley / Washoe area.

Crew from Sac Fire on @Cal_OES Type I Strike team at #LittleValleyFire. Fortifying drainage ditches in advance of next wave of storms. (Credit: Sacramento FD)

Cause

The cause is unknown and under investigation.

Fire Fuels

The Wildfire is burning in mixed timber, sagebrush and grass on a combination of Federal, State and Private lands.

Size, Containment Status

 

Fire crews have successfully held the fire to 3400 acres with a 20% containment status.  Some rain has fallen over the fire ground helping reduce the fire behavior.

Future Fire Activities

Fire Managers will send a major deployment of structure protection engines. Line construction and mop-up will continue.

Little Valley Fire Morning Briefing2 10/15/16

Morning Briefing on Saturday, 10/15/2016. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

 

RESOURCES

Staffing 

The fire is being managed by Kim Martin’s Type 1 Incident Command Team over 1007 fire personnel.

Incident Cooperators 

(Fire)  BLM, CAL Fire, Carson City Fire, Nevada DNR, Nevada DOF, Nevada National Guard, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Reno FD, Sparks FD, Storey County Fire Protection District,Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and USDA Forest Service.

(Law Enforcement)  Carson City Sheriff, Nevada Dept of Public Safety, Nevada Highway Patrol, Reno PD, Washoe County Schools Police, Washoe County Sheriff

(Human Services) American Red Cross.

(Transportation)  Nevada DOT and Washoe County Roads Division.

(Emergency Management) California OES, Nevada Division of Emergency Management and Washoe County Emergency Management.

(Government)  Nevada Governor’s Office, Washoe County Animal Services, Washoe County Building Services, Washoe County Commissioners, Washoe County Community Services, Washoe County Manager and Washoe County Social Services.

(EMS) Regional Emergency Medical Services

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

Structures Destroyed

There were 22-residences and 17-outbuildings.  Evacuations are still in effect.

Structures Saved

Fire crews were able to save 480 residences.

SOCIAL MEDIA 

From the Fireground

“South Placer BR19 and Strike Team XPL-4138C are in line to demob from the fire.” – South Placer Fire (10/16/2016)

“North State Firefighters still committed.” – Chico FD (10/16/2016)

“Panoramic view from Sac Fire crews on strike team this AM. Early morning mop-up on the , near Carson City, NV.” – Sacramento Fire (10/15/2016)

“Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Sent to Battle fire.” – Livermore-Pleasanton Fire (10/14/2016)

“2843 was deployed earlier today as part of strike team XAL 2008A.” – Piedmont Fire (10/14/2016)

“Fire jumped the road, now burning toward Washoe Valley.” – News media (10/14/2016)

Press Conference with County Commissioners and Assistant County Manager Kevin Schiller (Credit: Truckee Meadows Fire Department)

“We’re sending 3 Cal OES engines.” – Kern County Fire (10/14/2016)

“In Support of NVDPS, we are sending a 25 engine strike team to assist.” – CAL OES (10/14/2016)

Emergency Management

“Residents of Franktown Rd area are not allowed back into the area due to dangerous conditions. Residents call 328-2003.” – Truckee Meadow Fire (10/15/2016)

“Regional Emergency Operations Center is busy with local leaders providing support to firefighters battling the fire.” – Truckee Meadows Fire (10/14/2016)

“Due to unsafe conditions Residents on Franktown Rd aren’t allowed to return to homes to assess damage. Please stay out of area.” Truckee Meadows FD (10/14/2016)

General Information

“Washoe County Sheriff asks that people stay out of the area due to fire traffic, localized flooding and unstable ground.” – News media (10/16/2016)

“My heart goes out to the families who lost their homes.  I’ve declared a state of emergency to provide add’l resources.” – Governor Sandoval (10/15/2016)

“A veterinarian is located at UNR Equestrian Center on Wells Ave. to treat any injured animals.” – Washoe County (10/14/2016)

“Depoali Middle School is the primary evacuation center.  About 50 people here.” – Media (10/14/2016)

“Discounted hotel rates being offered at Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus for those affected by local fires.” – Media (10/14/2016)

“Rancharrah is opening its doors to horses being evacuated.” – Media (10/14/2016)

“Equestrian Center is available for evacuation of livestock from Washoe Valley. The center is located at 1290 Valley Rd. Call 775-784-6237. ” (10/14/2016)

“Residents in Galena, Montreaux, Joy Lake Road, St. James may return home but should be prepared to evac on short notice.” Truckee Valley Fire (10/14/2016)

Hashtags Used for The Fire

NW Fire Blog:  #LittleValleyFire  #NvWILDFIRE

Social Media:   #LittleValleyFire #Turlock #TurlockFD #OES #ALCO #

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Paris Under Siege: Terror Reaches Out in Separate Incidents

Paris, France | Paris became target of terrorists on Friday evening with multiple massive and fatal explosions, shootings, murders and taking of hostages.  An iconic City full of beauty, art, food, diversity, enriched in history, culture and one that is considered the third Largest visited by over 16Million became more like a war zone.  It was said to be the Largest terrorist attack in all of European history.

TERROR INCIDENTS

Initial Events

Reports started rolling in about an explosion at a bar and then soon thereafter, a shootout at a French restaurant.  Soon more events began happening all over the Large City.

Sports Stadium Attack

A source on Twitter reported that there was an attack the City’s Sport stadium while France’s soccer team played Germany.  Reports of 18 people were killed during the attack and prompting an emergency evacuation of President Franciois Hollande from the stadium.

Concert Venue Standoff

A Social Media source reported a massive, fatal explosion and shots ringing out during the Eagles of Death Metal show at Bataclan, a music venue located in Paris. Attackers were said to have taken 100 hostages and that 35-40 of them had been killed during the violent attack.

Reports are coming in that the Paris Police are launching an attack on the Concert Hall, many have been freed.  [UPDATE] Social media reports 2 gunmen killed and hostages have now all been freed. The hostage incident is now over, however some are now reporting Police sources are releasing info that over 100 have been killed from thrown explosives into the crowds at the Concert.  -“We are so sorry to the Famiilies that are going through terrible pain and suffering knowing their loved ones were killed by this senseless tragedy”. – NWFB

Shooting at Les Halles

At the time we were researching the events unfolding in Paris, another shooting was being released by Social Media sources stating this is happening at the time of this post.  This is located near the Centre Pompidou and Louvre.

OTHER INCIDENTS

A Fire is being displayed all over Social Media burning in “The Jungle”, a migrant refugee camp in Calais which is housing many in tents and shipping containers. They have been known to be frustrated by not being allowed to cross the Channel into Britain clashing with local Law Enforcement and Military reinforcements. The fire is growing by the minute and is considered to be quite large in size.

RESPONSE

Military Deployment

French police and the military were seen in images as being deployed on City streets searching for the suspects and responding to the terrorist siege, they are currently under.

State of Emergency

The French President has declared a State of Emergency and has temporarily shutdown their borders.  60 deaths are now contributed to the terrorist attacks. There is no word on the identity of those who are involved or their nationalities.

A mandatory curfew is now being mandated. One source reports this is the first since 1942, and saying apparent terror attacks are not over yet.

Metro bus service is now shut down.

American Security Elevated

Homeland Security is actively moving towards more security but stated this:  “There are no threats to the USA due to the Paris attacks.”

U.S. Capitol and it’s assets are being protected:  “Enhanced patrols are currently staging at the Capitol out of “abundance of caution” due to the Paris terror attacks.”

NYPD states they are in close communications with their French counterparts and doing everything in their power to assist them: “We are deploying additional police in and around NYC following these attacks.”

Fighter jets are said to be dispatched to intercept a small plane landing in

SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

Do you see something suspicious or out of place? Do you see someone doing something that is out of the ordinary? It is very important to report to your Local Law Enforcement agency any possible criminal activities you may see.  They want you to report it and they will be the deciding factor if it should be acted upon or not. Please don’t just disregard it – it could be very important and may save a life or two.

Remember if you See Something, Say Something.

TERRORIST HISTORY

Paris has been a long target for terrorists as far as we could see via Social Media and other sources. With that being said, we looked into what Social Media has been reporting on terror activities inside the Paris that we have come to know and love. You’d be surprised how many events have occurred in 2015, alone.

Here’s a recap of past incidents.

April 22:  Terrorist Attack Foiled

Police arrest a 24-year old computer studies student on Sunday in the 13th arrondissenent in Paris for the planning attacks on 2 churches.

March 9:  Terror Attack Suspects Arrested

Parisian Police took 4 Terror Attack suspects including a Police Officer were taking into custody.

January 16:  Shooting Near Post Office, Bomb Threat

2 people are taken Hostage in a Post Office near Paris.  On that same day, it is reported that a bomb threat has been made at a Paris train station.

January 11:  The French March Against Terrorism

40 Global Leaders and almost 3.7 Million people took part in the #UnityMarch where Nations united against terrorism, flooding streets all over the area. It was deemed as one of the Largest Historic French demonstrations ever recorded.

January 9:  Blast at Kosher Supermarket

It was reported a female terrorist and others took multiple hostage at a Jewish supermarket, where a shootout and blast occurred. 4 Hostages were killed and 15 others freed.

On that same day, another Hostage situation would take place at a Jewelers. Not much information was found on this incident.

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR PARIS

We ask that you all help us by joining in with us to “Pray for Paris” and Hope for this to be over immediately.  May Justice catch up to those who are committing heinous crimes and be dealt with swiftly.

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FIRST RESPONDERS,

” You are in our thoughts and prayers as you work to neutralize these criminals and for your safety as you work to treat the injured and those murdered. For what your eyes have seen, we know the only way to cope is to decompress by talking to someone about it. Please know that we are all here to support you no matter what you are going through.” – NWFB –

MORE UPDATES TO COME

As more information comes to light about these incidents, we will provide Updates. For those who may know people in Paris or surrounding areas, please let them know to stay inside and listen to radio broadcasts. There is a current mandated curfew and Law Enforcement is doing everything they can to protect them.

Thank you for following our posts here on our Official Blog/Twitter (@nwfireblog)/Facebook as we work to cover this incident.

Written by LR Swenson, Public Safety Blogger

(c) 2015 The #NWFireBlog

#ValleyFire in Lake County, California | Update 5

INCIDENT SUMMARY

On Saturday, September 12, 2015 around 1324 hours the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received the first report of a fire [now named the Valley Fire] in the area of Cobb Mountain. The fire is located off of High Valley Road and Bottle Rock Road in Southern Lake County, California.

This incident is being reported as a Disaster Event from many sources and being treated as such.

COMMAND

The Administrative Unit handling this fire incident is CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

FIRE STATUS

The fire has burned 73,700 acres and is threatening 7,473 structures. Approximately, 585 homes have been destroyed along with a confirmation of hundreds of “other” structures receiving the same fate.

A containment of 35% has been reached.

RESOURCES

Personnel

There are now 3,921 Fire Personnel assigned to this fire incident from a previous level of 2,362..

Equipment & Resources

Fire Engines

Increased to 441 from Tuesday, when they had 258 Engines.

Fire Crews

Increased to 84 on Thursday from Tuesday’s levels of only 54.

Air Tankers

2 have been added.

Helicopters

Increased to 18 from 8 assigned on Tuesday.

Dozers

Dozers have more than tripled in size from Tuesday’s count of 31 to 72 on Thursday.

Water Tenders

Increased to only 3 more Water Tender to 70 on Thursday from Tuesday’s 67.

INCIDENT PARTNERS

  • Lake County
  • Sonoma County
  • Napa County
  • California Office of Emergency Services
  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • CAL TRANS
  • California State Parks
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • CAL FIRE
  • CHP
  • Red Cross
  • PG&E

 

Mandatory Evacuations – Lake County

  • Butts Canyon Road to Napa County line
  • Cobb
  • Seigler Canyon
  • Loch Lomond
  • Middletown
  • Hidden Valley Lake
  • All residences on Bottle Rock Road
  • From Harrington Flat Road
  • All residences on SR 175 (Cobb)
  • All residences on Sr 29 at SR 53 south to SR 29 at Tubbs Lane

Mandatory Evacuations – Napa County

  • Butts Canyon Rd west of Snell Valley Rd
  • Aetna Springs Rd west of Butts Canyon Rd
  • James Creek Rd west of Butts Canyon Rd

Advisory Evacuations – Napa County

  • Pope Valley north of Ink Grade Rd

SHELTERS

Red Cross 

  • Kelseyville High School @ 5480 Main Street in Kelseyville
  • Napa County Fair Grounds @ 1435 N Oak Street in Calistoga

Lake County

  • Highland Senior Center @ 3245 Bowers Center in Clearlake
  • Big Valley Rancheria Gym @1002 Osprey Court in Kelseyville

ROAD CLOSURES

Lake County

  • SR 175 at Red Hill Rd (SR 281)
  • SR 29 at Red Hill Rd
  • SR 29 at Diener Dr
  • SR 29 at Siegler Canyon
  • SR 29 at SR 53 closed for southbound traffic
  • Bottle Rock Rd south of SR 29
  • SR 175 at Dry Creek cut-off

Napa County

  • Aetna Springs Rd at Pope Springs Rd
  • SR 29 at Tubbs Lane
  • James Creek Rd at Butts Canyon Rd
  • Butts Canyon Rd, Snell Valley Rd

Sonoma County [Local Residents Only]

  • Ida Clayton Rd At SR 128
  • Pine Flat Rd ascending addresses from the 11000 block

VOLUNTEERS

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

  • 4 Firefighters with burns
  • 1 Citizen Fatality
  • 585 homes destroyed
  • Hundreds of “other” structures destroyed
  • 9,000 structures currently being threatened

DONATIONS

Small Animals Donations

Being accepted at Wasson Memorial Vet Clinic, 3083 Hwy 175, Lakeport, 707.263.5380. [9/15/15]

Large Animal Donations

Being accepted at Main Street Veterinary Clinic, 2530 S. Main Street, Lakeport, 707.263.6232.

Red Cross

Call 1-800-Red-Cross and say “California Wildfires.” OR Text the word “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Stockton Fairgrounds

Volunteers in Stockton are taking donations for fire victims in Lake, Amador and Calaveras counties at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. [http://www.capradio.org/articles/2015/09/15/donations-for-fire-victims-collected-at-stockton-fairgrounds/]

Supporting Burn Centers

UC Davis Health System/Burn Unit

https://secure.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/giving/donations/online.

Firefighters Burn Institute

https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/ExpressDonation.aspx?ORGID2=237364927&vlrStratCode=gT0ehrnKCCqY%2bfLVxVPdEsP%2fT1y8bzi%2f3hh15EhJXOnUnDSeXnyVJLb4lqDNjmAs

Lake County’s State Senator Mike McGuire has launched a donation drive to help those affected by Valley Fire.

A check may be dropped off to the Lake County Fire Victim Donation Drive Up between 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Rattigan State Building, 50 D Street in Santa Rosa. Contact: Karlene Rebich  Karlene.Rebich@sen.ca.gov or (707) 576-2771

The Redwood Credit Union is also collecting funds. Checks can be made payable to Redwood Credit Union and sent to RCU Lake County Fire Relief, c/o Redwood Credit Union, P.O. Box 6104, Santa Rosa, CA 95406.

EDITOR’S NOTE:

We Offer our sincere apologies, thoughts and prayers that you all are going through this.  We don’t know why this is happening to you but be reassured we are here for you.  If you are a First Responder and feel overwhelmed, there is 24 hour/365 day support through many organizations.

We recommend @safecallnow.org.  They are a national non-profit organization and understand your pain and what you have seen.  We ask that you seek help, if not for yourself but for your fellow First Responder[s]. Together, we are one big Family that looks out for each other, night or day, 24/7 365 days a year.

For those who are non-responders and may need to talk to someone, reach out to those at the Shelters, churches, to your friends or to a Professional.  We can reassure you, that many care about you and your family and this is something that is affecting those directly and indirectly.  We want to let you know we are here to support you and provide you with any resources or pointing in the right direction to seek assistance.

You all mean a lot to us and we again are so sorry for what you are going through.

If you wish to share your story, you may drop us line at nwfireblog@comcast.net. NOTE: We are not mainstream media and this would be an informal phone call or email – whichever is easiest for you.  Thank you and God Bless.

– Lisa Swenson

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#ValleyFire in Lake County, California | Update 4

INCIDENT SUMMARY

On Saturday, September 12, 2015 around 1324 hours the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received the first report of a fire [now named the Valley Fire] in the area of Cobb Mountain. The fire is located off of High Valley Road and Bottle Rock Road in Southern Lake County, California.

This incident is being reported as a Disaster Event from many sources and being treated as such.

COMMAND

The Administrative Unit handling this fire incident is CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

FIRE STATUS

The fire has burned 67,200 acres and is still threatening 9,000 structures. Approximately, 585 homes have been destroyed along with a confirmation of hundreds of “other” structures receiving the same fate.

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The #ValleyFire at 67,000 acres. [Credit: CALFire]

A containment of 30% has been reached.

Damage Assessment teams are still collecting information at this time, therefore there are not any preliminary numbers available.

RESOURCES

Personnel

There are approximately 2362 up from yesterday’s 1795 fire personnel assigned to this event.

Equipment & Resources

The number of Engines have been steadily increasing from 125 on Sunday to Monday’s count to 183, staffing up to Tuesday’s apparatus of 258.

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A crew from #SanDiego clears a fallen tree from Hwy 175 near Cobb, Calif on the @CAL_FIRE #ValleyFire in Lake County. [Credit: USFS Fire-California]

Fire Crew levels were at a staffing level of 30 on Sunday and slowly increased to 43 on Monday. Tuesday’s number reached a high of 54.

Eight [8] helicopters were assigned to this fire, while there previously 7 on Monday.

Sunday resources included 16 Dozers and almost doubled on Monday with 28. Tuesday is showing slightly increasing to 31.

On Monday, the number of Water Tenders rose from 15 to 65 on Tuesday.  Wednesday is now showing it has slightly increased to 67.

Incident Cooperators

Mandatory Evacuations

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On September 12, when it all started, a OES strike team 4816c is seen standing by & ready to deploy at a moment’s notice on the #Valleyfire. [Credit: CALFire]

  • Hwy 29 x Hwy 53
  • South on Hwy 29 to Tubbs Lane in Napa County
  • All of Hwy 175 in the Cobb area
  • Point Lakeview to Soda Bay on Hwy 281
  • All of Bottle Rock and High Valley Roads.
  • Butts Canyon Road from Hwy 29 to Napa County line (including all of Berryessa Estates).
  • The communities of Twin Lakes, Hidden Valley Lake, Middletown, Aetna Springs, Seigler Canyon, Loch Lommond, and the Riviera Areas.

Advisory Evacuation

  • Napa County: Pope Valley and parts of Angwin.

SHELTERS

Red Cross 

  • Kelseyville High School 5480 Main Street in Kelseyville

Today, CAL FIRE Chief Ken Pimlott and Chief Teter were able to check on each of the four Copter 104 crew members. Fire Captain Pat Ward, Firefighter Niko Matteoli, Firefighter Richard Reiff and Firefighter Logan Pridmore are all in stable condition and good spirits. CAL FIRE continues to support to our employees and their families. [Credit: CALFire / taken on 9/13/15]

  • Napa County Fair Grounds 1435 N Oak Street in Calistoga

Lake County

  • Highland Senior Center, 3245 Bowers Center in Clearlake
  • Big Valley Rancheria Gym, 1002 Osprey Court in Kelseyville

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Hwy 29 X Bottle Rock
  • Hwy 29 X Hwy 175 (Middletown & Kelseyville)
  • Butts Canyon Rd at Aetna Springs Rd
  • Hwy 29 X Red Hills Road, Hwy 29 x Hwy 53
  • Hwy 29 at Robert Louis Stevenson State Park
  • Soda Bay & Riviera West
  • Hwy 29 x Hwy 281
  • Hwy 29 x Live Oak

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

  • 4 Firefighters with burns
  • 1 Citizen Fatality
  • 585 homes destroyed
  • Hundreds of “other” structures destroyed
  • 9,000 structures currently being threatened

DONATIONS

Small Animals Donations

Being accepted at Wasson Memorial Vet Clinic, 3083 Hwy 175, Lakeport, 707.263.5380. [9/15/15]

Large Animal Donations

Being accepted at Main Street Veterinary Clinic, 2530 S. Main Street, Lakeport, 707.263.6232.

Red Cross

Call 1-800-Red-Cross and say “California Wildfires.” OR Text the word “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Stockton Fairgrounds

Volunteers in Stockton are taking donations for fire victims in Lake, Amador and Calaveras counties at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. [http://www.capradio.org/articles/2015/09/15/donations-for-fire-victims-collected-at-stockton-fairgrounds/]

Supporting Burn Centers

UC Davis Health System/Burn Unit

https://secure.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/giving/donations/online.

Firefighters Burn Institute

https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/ExpressDonation.aspx?ORGID2=237364927&vlrStratCode=gT0ehrnKCCqY%2bfLVxVPdEsP%2fT1y8bzi%2f3hh15EhJXOnUnDSeXnyVJLb4lqDNjmAs

 

Lake County’s State Senator Mike McGuire has launched a donation drive to help those affected by Valley Fire.

A check may be dropped off to the Lake County Fire Victim Donation Drive Up between 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Rattigan State Building, 50 D Street in Santa Rosa. Contact: Karlene Rebich  Karlene.Rebich@sen.ca.gov or (707) 576-2771

The Redwood Credit Union is also collecting funds. Checks can be made payable to Redwood Credit Union and sent to RCU Lake County Fire Relief, c/o Redwood Credit Union, P.O. Box 6104, Santa Rosa, CA 95406.

EDITOR’S NOTE:

We Offer our sincere apologies, thoughts and prayers that you all are going through this.  We don’t know why this is happening to you but be reassured we are here for you.  If you are a First Responder and feel overwhelmed, there is 24 hour/365 day support through many organizations.

We recommend @safecallnow.org.  They are a national non-profit organization and understand your pain and what you have seen.  We ask that you seek help, if not for yourself but for your fellow First Responder[s]. Together, we are one big Family that looks out for each other, night or day, 24/7 365 days a year.

For those who are non-responders and may need to talk to someone, reach out to those at the Shelters, churches, to your friends or to a Professional.  We can reassure you, that many care about you and your family and this is something that is affecting those directly and indirectly.  We want to let you know we are here to support you and provide you with any resources or pointing in the right direction to seek assistance.

You all mean a lot to us and we again are so sorry for what you are going through.

If you wish to share your story, you may drop us line at nwfireblog@comcast.net. NOTE: We are not mainstream media and this would be an informal phone call or email – whichever is easiest for you.  Thank you and God Bless.

– Lisa Swenson

“FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!”

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  • Twitter [@nwfireblog]
  • Become a Blog Follower here
  • Check out our sister Facebook Page, “Stop the Violence Against Firefighters, EMS and First Responders”

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

#ValleyFire in Lake County, California | Update 3

INCIDENT SUMMARY

On Saturday, September 12, 2015 around 1324 hours the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received the first report of a fire [now named the Valley Fire] in the area of Cobb Mountain. The fire is located off of High Valley Road and Bottle Rock Road in Southern Lake County, California.

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Sacramento Firefighters are back in Staging after 36 hours on the fireground. Time to get some much needed rest. [Credit: Sacramento Fire Department]

This incident is being reported as a Disaster Event from many sources and being treated as such.

COMMAND

The Administrative Unit handling this fire incident is CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

We have heard Command use Branches 1, 2, 4. Divisions Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, E, Golf, Hotel, Queen, Mike, November, Tango and Xray via Scanner Feed.  Division 1, 2, 4 and various Branches.

FIRE STATUS

As of 2045 hours PDT on Monday, September 14, 2015 the fire has scorched 62,000 acres and firefighters have reached a 10% containment status.  However, there are currently 9,000 structures that are now being threatened with 585 homes and hundreds of “other” structures destroyed.

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A group of CALFire apparatus stop at the Command Center located at Station #60 and are stocked with lunches and refueling before heading back out on the Fire Line. [Courtesy: USFS-Fire California]

CALFire released this statement:

“Firefighters continue to take action on the Valley Fire by focusing on the public’s safety, structural defense, and perimeter control.

As more resources continue to arrive, they are being assigned to critical portions of the fire line.

Favorable weather conditions, created by lower temperatures and higher humidity, are assisting in firefighting efforts. As the weather cleared, firefighting aircraft were utilized to support control operations.

585 homes have been destroyed by the Valley Fire and hundreds of other structures are known to have been destroyed as well.”

RESOURCES

Some homes were saved by tireless efforts by Fire Crews and Support personnel. [Credit: Sacramento Fire Department]

Personnel

There are approximately 1795 fire personnel assigned to this fire event.

Equipment & Resources

  • 183 Engines
  • 43 Fire Crews
  • 3 Airtankers
  • 7 Helicopters
  • 28 Dozers
  • 65 Water Tenders

This is an increase from yesterday’s equipment:

  • 125 Fire Engines
  • 30 Fire Crews
  • 4 Airtankers
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    View of what Strike Team XAL2004A & #ALCOFirefighters faced at the #ValleyFire in Middletown on September 12 night. [Credit: Alameda County Fire Department]

  • 16 Dozers
  • 15 Water Tenders

Incident Cooperators

  • CALFIRE,
  • South Lake County Fire Protection District,
  • CHP,
  • CDC,
  • National Guard,
  • Sheriff Departments from: Napa, Sonoma and Lake Counties
  • And many local governmental fire departments

EVACUATIONS

Mandatory Evacuations

  • Hwy 29 x Hwy 53
  • South on Hwy 29 to Tubbs Lane in Napa Co.
  • All of Hwy 175
  • Point Lakeview to Soda Bay on Hwy 281
  • All of Bottle Rock Rd
  • All of High Valley Rd
  • Butts Canyon Rd from Hwy 29 to Napa Co. line (including all of Berryessa Estates).
  • The communities of Twin Lakes, Hidden Valley Lake, Middletown, Aetna Springs, Seigler Canyon and Loch Lommond.

Advisory Evacuation

  • Napa County: Pope Valley and parts of Angwin.

SHELTERS

Red Cross 

  • Kelseyville High School 5480 Main Street in Kelseyville
  • Napa County Fair Grounds 1435 N Oak Street in Calistoga

Lake County

  • Highland Senior Center, 3245 Bowers Center in Clearlake
  • Big Valley Rancheria Gymnasium, 1002 Osprey Court in Kelseyville

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Hwy 29 X Bottle Rock
  • Hwy 29 X Hwy 175 (Middletown & Kelseyville)
  • Butts Canyon Rd at Aetna Springs Rd
  • Hwy 29 X Red Hills Road, Hwy 29 x Hwy 53
  • Hwy 29 at Robert Louis Stevenson State Park
  • Soda Bay & Riviera West
  • Hwy 29 x Hwy 281
  • Hwy 29 x Live Oak

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

  • 4 Firefighter Burned
  • 23,000 Civilians Evacuated
  • 1 Civilian Casualty **
  • Proclamation by Governor Brown for 2 Counties / State of Emergency

** At around 1350 Hours on September 12th when the fire was first reported, CALFire Fire Managers enlisted the assistance of the County Sheriff’s Office to start emergency evacuations.

The Dispatch Center soon would be become overwhelmed with fire reports, assistance with evacuations and welfare checks on relations still in the evacuation area.

At 1912 Hours, an assistance call was received in Dispatch to assist a disabled elderly female from her home on the Hot Springs Road.

At 1929 Hours, Officers and Deputies arrived to the location and found they were separated by fire pushing them back, unable to reach the fire engulfed home or through the fire ladened areas.

Knowing these men and women save lives every day and being helpless by the fire that kept them from reaching the citizen is gut-wrenching and heavy on their hearts.

After they were safely able to cross over the burned subdivision, attempting to locate the resident only to find the deceased victim’s remains.  The thought of them not being able to reach her until after the fact wreaks havoc on one’s heart and soul.  It never goes away and we are hoping fire crews are getting the necessary debriefing as they go off shift each time.

With that being said, a statement was released regarding this rescue attempt and what has happened.

“Sheriff Office and Fire Personnel are greatly saddened by this tragedy and we express our sincere condolences to those affected by this disaster.” – CALFire Fire Incident Page

Identification of the elderly resident is being withheld until notification of next of kin has been made.

To read a more detailed Public Information press release this incident, click on this weblink to review the .pdf —> http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/pub/cdf/images/incidentfile1226_1845.pdf

SOCIAL MEDIA 

What is being said on the Fireground

  • Lake Co OES:  The Sheriff’s Office is actively patrolling evacuated areas. There are no reports of any looting as some have claimed to be happening. Patrol units are working to provide tight security in these fire-affected areas. Residents should be rest assured, Police have a heavy presence in the area.
  • Sacramento Fire Department:  As ash falls as far as Sacramento a 2nd strike team is ready to head out to the 40+ Sac area FFs so far.
  • Red Cross:  Register with Safe and Well website. This will help you locate missing friends and family, find loved ones and others.  You can also register to let the same know you are safe. [9/15/15]
  • CALFirePIO Berlant:  4 firefighters from Copter 104 suffered burn injuries this afternoon on the . Being transported to area burn center. [9/12/15]
  • Burned Firefighters:  4 burned firefighters from the . All suffered 2nd degree burns and are in stable condition at UC Davis Medic, says CALFire PIO Berlant. [9/12/15]
  • Lake County Office of Emergency Services: is activating the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) [9/12/15]
  • Lake Co OES:  LEAP has been activated.. Staging at the animal shelter in Lakeport. All available LEAP members please respond. [9/12/15]

What is being reported by Mainstream Media

  • KPIX5:   Pictures show damage to clothing-optional resort Harbin Hot Springs. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/09/14/photos-show-valley-fire-damage-to-clothing-optional-resort-harbin-hot-springs/ [9/14/15]
  • ABCNews:  Fire grows to 62.5 square miles as it burns north of San Francisco:  [9/13/15
  • Kent Porter [photographer]:  #Middletown HS students locate water shutoffs in burned homes. 1 student has even lost their family home.
  • Kent Porter:  Images of melting rims on vehicles are seen and captured frozen in time.
  • ABC30 Fresno: IDs the disabled fire victim whom First Responders attempted to assist with evacuations.  [NOTE:  We will not release info until CALFire posts this info on their site & it hasn’t been released yet. We respect the Family’s privacy.]
  • Ian Schwartz TV:  When the sun comes up the damage will be staggering. videos.
  • Ian Schwartz TV:  Very scary video. Woman gathers animals as approaches.

General Statements being Said 

  • San Francisco 49ers Football Team:  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the . Thank you everyone working tirelessly to bring relief.
  • FireTracker2:  I think just redefined Rapid Rate of Spread.
  • Randy Carpadus:  Not sure I buy that number 400 and 250 (Valley 2) to 10,000 in 2 hours? [9/12/15]
  • Chris McFarland:  Anyone know the most rapid spread on a CA wildfire? I remember that the Harlow fire in Oakhurst (1961) was quite fast. [9/12/15]
  • Bernie Deyo:  I can’t confirm any of this, but it sounds like they of had a shelter deployment on the & Req Multiple Ambulances. [9/12/15]
  • Lake Avenues:  .For those out of the area, the on Cobb is what folks may know as “The Geysers”. Both register frequently on quake meters. [9/12/15]

Needs

  • Lake Co OES:  Volunteers to assist with the fire are being urged to contact the North Coast Opportunities at http://www.ncoinc.org
  • Location of Donated Items: Need clothing, diapers, personal care items etc? Methodist Church in Clearlake has a huge stockpile from the other fires.

Announcements

  • Evacuation Centers & Small Pets: Small pets are being accepted with evacuees at ALL Shelters.

 

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#ValleyFire in Lake County, California | Update 2

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Valley Fire started on Saturday, September 12, 2015 around 1324 hours from an unknown cause that is under investigation.  It is located off High Valley Road and Bottle Rock Road in Cobb, [in Southern Lake County] California.

This incident is being reported as a Disaster Event from many sources and being treated as such.

COMMAND

The Administrative Unit handling this fire incident is CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

We have heard Command use Branches 1, 2, 4. Divisions Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, E, Golf, Hotel, Queen, Mike, November, Tango and Xray via Scanner Feed.  Division 1, 2, 4 and various Branches.

Operations spoke of Branch 2 covering Branches 1 & 2 tonight as Branch 1 was 12-hour shifted.  Others such as E221 [was short shifted] and 1Charlie were to be taken off the line this evening and sent back.

FIRE STATUS

As of 1600 hours PDT on Sunday, September 13, 2015 the fire remains at 50,000 acres with a 0% containment status.

CALFire released this statement:

“The fire is threatening critical communications infrastructure in the Geysers area, as well as, threatening the Adalin Power Plant (Cal Pine).

This morning mandatory evacuations were added in Point Lakeview Hwy and Hwy 281, Rivera West and Clearlake Rivera. There have been an unconfirmed number of structures destroyed. 5000+ are without power. Additional resources are on order and responding to this incident. “

WEATHER 

At the time [2010PDT] of this post, the weather conditions are:

  • 75 degrees
  • Partly cloudy
  • 0% Percipitation
  • 40% Humidity
  • Winds @ 2mph

Higher temps are expected on Monday with a high of 79 degrees and to become cooler on Tuesday to 73 degrees. A 60% chance of rain with temps of 65 degrees and winds of 14mph on Wednesday.

RESOURCES

Personnel

Over 1,000 Fire personnel are attached to this fire incident now being deemed as a Major disaster event.

Incident Cooperators are:

  • CALFIRE
  • South Lake County Fire Protection District
  • CHP
  • CDC
  • National Guard
  • Napa, Sonoma, Lake County Sheriff’s Departments
  • Many local governmental fire departments

Equipment

Here are the many fire suppression tools crews are using in an attempt to stop the fire.

  • 125 Fire Engines
  • 30 Fire Crews
  • 4 Airtankers
  • 16 Dozers
  • 15 Water Tenders

EVACUATIONS

Mandatory evacuations:

  • Point Lakeview Hwy
  • Hwy 281
  • Rivera West and Clearlake River
  • Hwy 29 (Kelseyville) at Hwy 175 south on Hwy 175 towards Cobb
  • Red Hills Road to Hwy 29
  • Hwy 29 X Hwy 175 south to Seigler Canyon Road (south side of Hwy 29)
  • Hwy 29 Tubbs Lane (Calistoga, Napa County) to Hwy 29/Hwy 53(Lower Lake, Lake County) Butts Canyon Road to Napa County Line
  • Berreyssa Estates
  • Butts Canyon Road to Pope Valley
  • Communities of Cobb, Seigler Canyon, Loch Lomond, Middletown and Hidden Valley Lakes, Livermore Road, Summit Lake Road and north of the community of Angwin

Advisory Evacuation:

  • Pine Flat Road 5000 and above
  • Geysers Road out of Healdsburg 6000 block and above
  • Geysers Road out of Geyserville 9400 block and above

 

SHELTERS

  • Kelseyville Presbyterian Church in Kelseyville
  • Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga
  • Highland Senior Center

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Hwy 29 X Bottle Rock
  • Hwy 29 X Hwy 175 (Kelseyville)
  • Hwy 29 X Red Hills Road
  • Hwy 29 X Seiglar Canyon Road
  • Hwy 29 from Hwy2

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

  • More air and fire suppression resources ordered
  • Pine Flats Fire detected on Sunday, 9/13/15 around 1543 Hours PDT. 50 acre fire.
  • Fire spreading towards Mount Saint Helena.
  • Structure Protection of 3-5 threatened Calpine Power Plants
  • Evacuation of all Calpine Power Plants except the Lakeview Plant which was still operational.

STATE OF EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION THE GOVERNOR

GOVERNOR BROWN DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN LAKE AND NAPA COUNTIES

9-13-2015

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency proclamation for Lake and Napa counties due to the effects of the Valley Fire, which has burned thousands of acres of land and caused the evacuation of residents and damage to highways and other infrastructure.

Today’s proclamation also incorporates provisions from an executive order issued last month to expedite the debris removal process and waive fees to replace documents such as birth certificates for those affected by the fire.

The full text of the proclamation is below:

PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY

WHEREAS on September 12, 2015, the Valley Fire started in Lake County and spread into Napa County, and has rapidly burned thousands of acres of land and continues to burn; and
WHEREAS this fire has destroyed multiple structures, including homes, and continues to threaten hundreds of homes, necessitating the evacuation of residents; and
WHEREAS this fire has damaged and continues to threaten critical infrastructure, and has forced the closure of major highways and local roads; and
WHEREAS a Federal Fire Management Assistance Grant has been requested and approved for the Valley Fire burning in Lake and Napa counties; and
WHEREAS on January 17, 2014, I declared a State of Emergency based on the extreme drought that has caused millions of trees to die, and increased the severity and spread of the fires throughout the State; and
WHEREAS as a result of the Valley Fire, combined with the drought conditions and other wildfires burning in the State, California’s air quality has significantly deteriorated and impacted public health; and
WHEREAS the circumstances of this fire by reason of its magnitude, are or are likely to be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment, and facilities of any single local government and require the combined forces of a mutual aid region or regions to combat; and
WHEREAS under the provisions of section 8558(b) of the California Government Code, I find that conditions of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property exist in California due to this fire.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, in accordance with the authority vested in me by the State Constitution and statutes, including the California Emergency Services Act, and in particular, section 8625 of the California Government Code, HEREBY PROCLAIM A STATE OF EMERGENCY to exist in Lake and Napa counties.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
1. All agencies of the state government utilize and employ state personnel, equipment, and facilities for the performance of any and all activities consistent with the direction of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the State Emergency Plan. Also, all citizens are to heed the advice of emergency officials with regard to this emergency in order to protect their safety.

2. The California National Guard shall mobilize under California Military and Veterans Code section 146 (mobilization in case of catastrophic fires) to support disaster response and relief efforts and coordinate with all relevant state agencies, including the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, and all relevant state and local emergency responders and law enforcement within the impacted areas.

3. The Orders and provisions contained in Executive Order B-33-15, dated August 27, 2015, remain in full force and effect and apply to Valley Fire in Lake and Napa counties.

I FURTHER DIRECT that as soon as hereafter possible, this proclamation be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State and that widespread publicity and notice be given of this proclamation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 13th day of September 2015.

_____________________________
EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
Governor of California

ATTEST:

_____________________________
ALEX PADILLA
Secretary of State

 

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WA ACTIVE WILDFIRES | SIT REPS | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015

ALDER LAKE: LOCATION: 7 mi S of Eatonville. CAUSE:Lightning . START: 7/26/15. RESOURCES: 157 Personnel. 7 Crews. 1 Helicopter. 5 Engines. ACREAGE: 280. CONTAINMENT: 17%. THREATENED: 15 residences threatened with 20 minor structures. FIRE BEHAVIOR: Minimal fire observed today due to rain showers. Fire continues to smolder under the thick canopy in the heavy fuel loading. FUTURE ACTIONS: Burnout operations will be conducted t as opportunities present themselves. Primary objective is to stop and hold eastward spread of the fire. The fire has been steadily growing to the east, west, and north.

CARPENTER ROAD FIRE:  LOCATION: 35 mi NW of Spokane; N and E of Carpenter Road and Mudget Lake Road. CAUSE:  Unknown. Under investigation. ACRES: 65,068

[estimated].  CONTAINMENT: 70% RESOURCES:  1030 Personnel including 30 Crews, 6 Helicopters, 62 Engines [Wildland & Structural], 16 Dozers, 17 Water Tenders, 4 Masticators. THREATENED:   300 residences and structures, 5 commercial.  DESTROYED: 17 reported and 14 minor structures. PUBLIC INFO: Closures & Evacuation Info Line: Stevens County EOC: 509 684-7598 or http://www.co.stevens.wa.us or Spokane Tribal Police: 509 258-4400.

CHELAN COMPLEX [Merged into the OKANOGAN COMPLEX]: 1 mile S of Chelan. Cause unknown.  Complex includes:  Reach Fire, Black Canyon Fire, McFarland Creek Fire, Cagle Fire and Antoine Fire.  Start 8/14/15 @ 0500 Hours PDT.   150 commercial property; 650 minor structures; 23 minor structures destroyed along with 21 residences. 697 Personnel. 11 Crews.  57 Engines. 75% Contained.

COUGAR CREEK FIRE:  LOCATION: 6 mi NW of Glenwood. CAUSE: Lightning. START: 8/10/15 @ 1800 Hours PDT. CONTAINMENT:  97%.  RESOURCES:  527 Personnel. 14 Crews. 2 Helicopters.  23 Engines. THREATENED:  10 minor structures.Today firefighters will continue mopping up and improving the strength of existing containment lines.

GRIZZLY BEAR COMPLEX:  LOCATION: 20 miles SE of Dayton, WA; Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness. START: 8/13/15.  CAUSE:  Lightning. THREATS/DESTROYED: 45 threatened; 5 reported destroyed. RESOURCES:  885 Personnel. 17 Crews. 5 Helicopters. 25 Engines. ACREAGE:  75,268.  CONTAINMENT: 37%.

KANISKU COMPLEX:  LOCATION:  l5 miles NW of Newport, Wa. CAUSE:  Lightning. START: 8/18/15.. THREATENED: 1,334; multiple residences threatened; 70 multiple residences and Mixed commercial-residential,152; non-residential, commercial property. RESOURCES:  773 Personnel. 14 Crews. 6 Helicopters. 19 Engines. ACREAGE: 26,175. CONTAINMENT: 40%. Tower Fire:  24,296 Acres. 35% Containment.

KETTLE COMPLEX:  LOCATION: 26 mi NW of Colville. Colville National Forest, private, DNR. IC:  Chris Schulte – Pacific NW Team 2; Tony Falco – British Columbia Forestry.  CONTAINMENT:  44%.  ACTIVE FIRES: Stickpin Fire:  54,554 Acres. 34% Containment. Graves Mtn Fire:  8587 Acres. 55% Contained.  Roy Fire:  120 Acres. 100% Contained. Renner Fire:  13,519 Acres. 59% Contained. COMPLEX TOTALS:  CONTAINMENT:  44%. RESOURCES:  895 Personnel.  22 Crews. 4 Helicopters. 37 Engines. THREATENED:  2,894 residences and 70 mixed commercial and residential threatened; 1 reported destroyed.

NORTH STAR FIRE:  LOCATION. 25 miles N of Coulee Dam on the Colville Indian Reservation. CAUSE: Human. THREATENED:  3,000 homes, 225 commercial properties, 1,000 other structures. RESOURCES: 1359 Personnel. 27 Crews. 6Helicopters. 83 Engines. ACREAGE: 209,504 Acres. CONTAINMENT: 37% Contained.

OKANOGAN COMPLEX [Merged into the CHELAN COMPLEX]: LOCATION: 7-11 miles NE and NW of Omak.

Okanogan Complex Stats: 

RESOURCES:  1300 Personnel. 25 Crews. 9 Helicopters. 73 Engines. 11 Dozers. 22 Water Tenders. 9 Skidgines and 1 Masticator. ACREAGE: 148,780 Acres. CONTAINMENT: 70%. COST-TO-DATE:. $33.9M INJURIES: 7. DESTROYED: 123 Residences and 72 confirmed destroyed. FIRES IN COMPLEX:  Lime Belt Fire:  132,838 Acres. 60% Contained.Twisp Fire:  11,222 Acres.  98% Containment. Nine Mile Fire:  4720 Acres. 98% Containment.

Chelan Complex Stats: 

RESOURCES: 704 Personnel. 11 Crews.  57 Engines. 5 Dozers. 14 Water Tenders. 4 skidgines and 1 masticator. ACRES: 93,896. CONTAINMENT: 75% Contained. COST-TO-DATE: $16.9M . DESTROYED:  23 Homes burned. INJURIES: 9.

[Editor’s Note:  “Thank You to all firefighters, both Wildland and Structure for your tireless efforts, dedication, commitment and most of all saving lives and property.  For the remaining crews, please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.  #EveryoneGoesHome.”]

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

WA ACTIVE WILDFIRES | SIT REPS | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015

ALDER LAKE: 7 mi S of Eatonville. . Lightning caused. Started 7/26/15. 143 Personnel. 280 Acres. 17% contained. Burn-out operations being conducted.

CARPENTER ROAD FIRE: 35 mi NW of Spokane; N and E of Carpenter Road and Mudget Lake Road. Cause still unknown but under investigation. 65,068 Acres

Delta crew on Division Z work to cut open a hot spot, swamp off the cut portions and extinguish the heat with a hose.

Vlad Kulikovskiy-sawer; John Dobrovolskiy-swamper and Tom Greiling-hoseman [Delta crew in Zulu Division] working on a hot spot on the Carpenter Road Fire. [Credit: Gabe Pease-Madore]

[estimated].  70% Containment.  1030 Personnel including 30 Crews, 6 Helicopters, 62 Engines [Wildland & Structural], 16 Dozers, 17 Water Tenders, 4 Masticators. A spike camp has been created for 150 people in Valley at the District #4 Fire Station. Closures & Evacuation Info Line: Stevens County EOC: 509 684-7598 or http://www.co.stevens.wa.us or Spokane Tribal Police: 509 258-4400.

CHELAN COMPLEX [Merged into the OKANOGAN COMPLEX]: 1 mile S of Chelan. Cause unknown.  Complex includes:  Reach Fire, Black Canyon Fire, McFarland Creek Fire, Cagle Fire and Antoine Fire.  Start 8/14/15 @ 0500 Hours PDT.  659 Personnel.  93,896 Acres. 75% Contained. Continuing to patrol & hold containment lines. With low humidity, warmer temps – fire expected to spread to the West.

COUGAR CREEK FIRE: 6 mi NW of Glenwood. Lightning caused.  Start 8/10/15 @ 1800 Hours PDT. 527 Personnel.  53,523 Acres. 97% Contained.

KETTLE COMPLEX: 26 mi NW of Colville. Colville National Forest, private, DNR.  Fire personnel working these fires are from 30 states (including WA) and BC Columbia Canada. IC:  Chris Schulte – Pacific NW Team 2; Tony Falco – British Columbia Forestry.  Fires in this Complex: Stickpin Fire: 54,554 Acres.  34% Contained. 

Military personnel guard a road closure.

Boulder Creek road closure manned by military personnel. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

Graves Mtn Fire:  8587 Acres. 55% Contained.  Roy Fire:  120 Acres. 100% Contained. Renner Fire:  13,519 Acres. 59% Contained. Continue line construction and improvements on the north, south, and east flanks of Stickpin in unified command with B.C. Wildfire Service. Burnout unburned fuels between main fire and containment lines when appropriate.  979 Personnel. 76,780 Acres. 44% Contained. Fire Managers:  Increased fire activity and movement is expected.

NORTH STAR FIRE:  25 miles N of Coulee Dam on the Colville Indian Reservation. Human caused. 1359 Personnel. 209,504 Acres. 37% Contained. Surface fuels vary from patchy in higher elevations of the fires to continuous in mid-slope and lower elevations of the fire. Fuel moisture conditions generally are driest on the south.

A view of the grounds at the Omak ICP

Omak ICP on the North Star Fire. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

OKANOGAN COMPLEX [Merged into the CHELAN COMPLEX]: 7-11 miles NE and NW of Omak.

Okanogan Complex Stats: 

1107 Personnel. 16 Crews. 72 Engines. 11 Dozers. 22 Water Tenders. 9 Helicopters. 9 Skidgines and 1 Masticator. 148,780 Acres. 60% Containment. $33.9M Cost-to-Date. 7 Injuries. 123 Residences burned. Fires in Complex:  Lime Belt Fire:  132,838 Acres. 60% Contained.

Large group of people at morning briefing

AM Briefing on the Okanogan Complex fire [Courtesy: Inciweb]

Twisp Fire:  11,222 Acres.  98% Containment. Nine Mile Fire:  4720 Acres. 98% Containment. | Chelan Complex Stats:  704 Personnel. 93,896 Acres. 75% Contained. $16.9M Cost-to-Date. 23 Homes burned. 9 Injuries. 11 Crews.  57 Engines. 5 Dozers. 14 Water Tenders. 4 skidgines and 1 masticator.

[Editor’s Note:  “Thank You to all firefighters, both Wildland and Structure for your tireless efforts, dedication, commitment and most of all saving lives and property.  For the remaining crews, please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.  #EveryoneGoesHome.”]

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

ID ACTIVE WILDFIRES | SITREPS | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015

AVERY COMPLEX [New Complex!]. Complex consists of four separate fires on the

Active Fire on the Marble Creek Fire

Active fire on the Marble Creek Fire. [Credit: Donald Fitka]

St. Joe Ranger District – Marble Creek, Breezy, Crater and the Pretty Fires. Southeastern portion of St. Joe Ranger District. Start 8/11/15 @ 1400 PDT IC:  Mark Rosenthal, Great Basin Team 3, Type 2 Incident Command Team428 Personnel. 5176 Acres. 20% Contained.

BOBCAT FIRE. [New!] Approximately 15 miles north of Salmon, ID onthe Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. Start 8/14/15 @ 1600 PDT. Lightning caused. 1 personnel.  237 Acres. 91% Contained.

CAMPBELL’S FIRE. [New!] Located in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, 10 miles southeast of Dixie, ID. Start 8/13/15 @ 1745 PDT by lightning. 29 Personnel. 7821 Acres. Campbell’s Fire now includes Burnt Knob is showing increased spread in upper Trout Creek on to Highline Ridge.

Photo showing the Campbells Fire

Fire crews on the Campbells Fire. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

CLARK FORK COMPLEX.  6 fires in Complex.  6 miles NE and 9 mi. S of Clark Fork, Idaho; 5 mi. N of Noxon, MT.  Start 8/13/15 @ 1500 Hours.  is a combination of 6 fires burning on the Idaho Panhandle and Kootenai National Forests in northern Idaho and northwestern Montana. The Complex is being managed by Diane Hutton’s Northern Rockies Wildland Fire Management Team.  173 Personnel.  15,744 Acres. 75% Contained.  Demobilizing overhead, equipment and divisions. Continually to patrol, holding, rehab along private & USFS boundaries.

CLEARWATER-MUNICIPAL COMPLEX. Complex consists of a group of fires in Clearwater, Idaho and Lewis Counties in northern Idaho. Start 8/10/15 @ 1315 Hours.  Lightning caused. Clearwater Complex merged with the Municipal Complex. Lawyer 2 Fire:   41,195 acres 80% Contained. Municipal Fire:  1,770 acres 100% Contained.  Fisher Fire:  18,889 Acres.  100% Contained.  Lolo 2 Fire:  6200 Acres.  80% Contained. Old Greer:  73 Acres. 100% Contained.302 Personnel. 68,1276 Acres. 90% Contained.

ELEVENMILE FIRE.  [New!] 17 miles west of Challis.  Start 8/24/15.

Gabe Medina – Sawyer HTF: “It’s Been a Good Day” [Courtesy: Inciweb]

Lightning. 10,387 Acres. 20% Contained. The East side of Yankee Fork is hottest with open flame burning heavy timber in the snow. Crews will extinguish hot spots along the fire’s edge for the next several days.Camp crews will establish a new spike camp in Bonanza campground to minimize travel time and reduce the risk associated with driving. 588 Personnel.  17 Crews. 7 Helicopters. 15 Engines.

LARKIN COMPLEX. [New!]. Complex includes a combination of lightning caused fires burning in the vicinity 30 miles NE of Pierce, ID. The active fires are Snow Creek:  3270 Acres.  WolfPack Fire:  1370 Acres.  Heather Fire:  2085 Acres.  Minnesaka Fire:  450 Acres.Roaring Fire:  100 Acres.  Start 8/17/15 @ 1430 Hours. 4 Personnel.  7550 Total Acres.

Crews on the Woodrat fire begin their hike uphill from Reflection Inn on Saturday, Aug. 29.

Crews on the Woodrat fire begin their hike uphill from Reflection Inn on Saturday, Aug, 29, 2015. [Credit: Borg Hendrickson]

LAST INCH FIRE. [New!] Glover Creek/Woesner Ridge and into West Fork of Floodwood Creek drainage. Start 8/12/15 @ 1657 Hours. 66 Personnel.  689 Acres. 78% Contained. Reinforce existing dozer line & dig handline where appropriate.

 

LOCHSA COMPLEX. [New!] Consists of 12 fires on the S side of the Lochsa River drainage from Warm Springs to the Selway River. Start 8/15/15 @ 2045 Hours. 5535 Acres. Active Fires in Complex:  Sponge Fire:  5100 Acres.  Lone Lake Fire:  220 Acres. Airstrip Fire:  1425 Acres.  Grit Fire:  525 Acres.  Lone Knob Fire:  460 Acres.  Horse Camp Fire:  570 Acres. Fire Creek Fire: 1210 Acres.  Structure protection continues for Wilderness Gateway Campground and outfitter area, the Fish Lake airstrip and cabin and Gold Meadows, as well as Horse Camp cabins.

Six firefighters work on a steep slope on a containment line.

Firefighters work on a containment line on a steep slope on the Last Inch Fire. [Credit: Mariah Wieske-Ormsby]

MIDDLE FORK COMPLEX.  Consists of The Waterfall Fire, Stoddard Fire, Roaring Harbor Fire and Alpine Fire.  In the N Fork Ranger District.  Start 8/11/15 @ 2000 Hours.  2 Personnel. 5199 Acres. Lightning caused. In monitoring stages.

MOTORWAY COMPLEX – JAY POINT – BOULDER FIRES.  Consists of fires Woodrat Fire, Slide Fires  near Syringa, Lowell, and Powell ID. Others may have limited or are not staffed within this Complex. 627 Personnel.  16,854 Acres. 30% Contained. Jay Point-Boulder Fires.   Jay Point Fire:  Located 1 mi downriver from Powell Ranger Station.Boulder-2 miles from Lolo Pass.  Start 8/17/15 @ 1315 PDT.

Functional Crew In-briefing on the Woodrat fire Saturday, Aug. 29.

Crew Briefing on the Woodrat Fire [Credit: Borg Hendrickson]

Lightning caused.   . Goal is to keep the Jay Point Fire from progressing north and east, away from corporate and private lands and the town of Powell and Highway 12.In essence, turn it back to the wilderness.Boulder Fire:  In the SW area of the fire, opportunities to construct line utilizing heavy equipment will be investigated. 95 Personnel. 8016 Acres.  25% Contained.

RAPID FIRE. [New!] 12 miles southeast of McCall, Idaho, east of Jug Handle mountain.. Start 8/14/15 @ 0800 Hours by Lightning. IC:  The fire is being managed by the Stephens Nevada Type 3 Team121 Personnel. 9617 Acres. 40% Contained.Continue to patrol on the west and south flanks. Continue to rely on aerial resources to support ground resources and suppress new fire growth in the Maloney Lake area.

 

Part of a helicopter crew, from Alberta Canada.

Part of a Helicopter Crew from Alberta Canada assigned on the Selway Complex. [Credit: Inciweb]

SCURVY MOUNTAIN FIRE.  Start 8/21/15 1130 Hours.  28 miles E & NE of Pierce, Idaho.  527 Acres.  4 Personnel. 3 North Fork Fires have been contained:  Rock Fire, Pot Lake Fire and Little Wash. Work continues to contain a NEW FIRE Siwash Fire, located near Elk Mountain. The Forest has detected 280 Fires burning nearly 130,000 Acres of land.

SELWAY COMPLEX.  Start 8/10/15 @ 1900 Hours.  Elk City and Red River areas of Idaho.  530 Personnel.  83,337  Acres.  The Selway Complex, the Red River Complex and the Elk City Complex (7 fires totally 83.337) are being reported on this ICS-209. The Slide Fire acres are a new addition today.

Snow on the Tepee Springs Fire

Snow has fallen on the Tepee Springs Fire on Sunday, September 6, 2015. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

TEPEE SPRINGS FIRE.  Start 8/12/15 @ 0730 Hours.  Along the river, the fire is 3 miles east of Riggins and 1 mile east of French Creek.  1008 Personnel. 94,655 Acres. 60% Contained.

TOWER FIRE.  Colville and Idaho Panhandle National Forests. The Tower Fire and six smaller fires are all part of the Kaniksu Complex. 791 Personnel. 24,296 Total Acres. 35% Contained.

Fires consist of:  Tower Fire: 791 Personnel. 24,372 Acres, 35% containment. Located 6 miles northeast of Usk, Wash., and 6 miles west of Priest Lake, Idaho. Onata Creek Fire: 546 acres, 91% containment. Located about 8 eight miles east, southeast of Ione, Wash.  Grease Creek Fire: .609 Acres. Located east of Sullivan Lake.  Hall Mountain Fire: 39 acres. Located on Hall Mountain. Slate Creek and South Fork Slate Creek Trail fires: 1 acre and 167 acres respectively. Located near the northwest boundary of Salmo-Priest Wilderness.  Baldy Fire: 515 acres, 100% containment. Located 6 miles north of Ione, Wash.

Feller Buncher on Marble Creek Fire

Feller Buncher on the Marble Creek Fire. [Credit: Kyande Anderson]

WILDERNESS COMPLEX. [New!] Selway-Bitteroot Wilderness.  Start 8/21/15 @ noon. Lightning caused. Consists of 8 fires in Complex but these are the most active fires:  Active fires within the Complex include Roll Creek Fire:  7800 Acres. Rock Point Fire:  250 Acres. Meeker Fire:  2400 Acres.  Baily Fire:  1525 Acres.  Army Mule Fire:  5400 Acres.  Barren Fire:  1205 Acres.  Wahoo Fire:  650 Acres.6 Personnel. 19,295 Total Acres. Fire sizes will be updates when IR imagery is available.

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