COLOCKUM FIRE | CHELAN CO WA | SIT REP 3

COLOCKUM FIRE

UPDATE 3 – JULY 2020 2330 PT

1,759 acres. 25% containment status. 67 total personnel staffing the incident. 2 crews, 11 engines and 2 water tenders. Cause is still under investigation. SE IMT 3, TEam 2 assumed command this morning at 0700 hours PT.   Replacement crews came in this morning to relieve tired personnel who had been on the fire line all night long.

LEVEL 3 evacuations in effect | Colockum, Kingsbury and Jumpoff Roads.  LEVEL 2 evacuations in effect for Tarpiscan, Stemilt Loop Roads. Timberline and Sherron Lanes, Big Springs Ranch Road.

Fire appears to have been laying down for the night.

UPDATE 2 – JULY 25, 2020 – 1230 PT

The fire started on private land 10 miles southeast of Wenatchee and 3 miles south of Malaga (Chelan County)  in  Washington State.  It started on 7/24/2020 around 1430 PT.  It was quickly escalated to a 2-alarm brush fire.

The cause is currently unknown and under investigation. Sources are reporting the fire from 1,000 – 1,300 acres variation. 15% contained. Brush and grass. Active fire behavior with running.

WA DNR – SE WA IMT took command of the fire management at 0700 hours today. 282 total personnel with 7 crews, 32 engines, 3 dozers, 4 water tenders and aircraft on order. Agencies include:  Chelan County Fire District #1, BLM, DNR. Chelan Co SO, Chelan Co Emergency Management, WA State Patrol.

Field camp is located at Wenatchee School District’s Lincoln Elementary School.

Current Weather Report (1210 PT). 79*F temps with 0% precip, winds are at 6 mph and RH at 27% with sunny skies. Tomorrow’s temp are forecasted to increase to a high of 94*F temps and a low of 66*F.  The weather will remain in the mid-90’s until Thursday when it will drop back down in the 80’s.

An unknown number of structures have been damaged. No word on if there are any that have been destroyed.  60 homes are still under threat, as well as high value assets such as several orchards and crops within the fire perimeter.

LEVEL 3 (Go Now!) Evacuations – Colockum and Kingsbury and Jumpoff Roads.

LEVEL 2 (Get Ready) Evacuations – Tarpiscan Road.

Road Closures | Kingsbury and Colockum Roads.  All south and east of the intersection of Colockum and Tarpiscan.

Cost-to-date of fire suppression and containment efforts have reached $200,000.

UPDATE 1 – JULY 24, 2020

A wildfire ignited in Malaga (Chelan County), Washington on July 24, 2020 from an unknown cause. Resources WA DNR BATT-22 BATT-602 BATT-71 BRANCH-3 CHIEF-601 CREW-22 CREW-52 CREW-74 DIV-601 E-332 E-4103 E-4104 E-4107 E-4202 E-6695 E-6696 PATROL-2 PATROL-603 SE-BREWER SE-ESCOBAR (IC) SE-LAPOINT SE-TSUBOTA was dispatched at 1414 PT.

State Mobe was approved on 1830 by the WA Fire Marshal’s Office.

Incident Cooperators include:

Wenatchee School District. Red Cross.  Chelan County Emergency Management. WA Fire Marshal’s Office. Zone 3 Fire Rehab (2 members).

The Incident Command Post or ICP as more commonly known as will be in the field of the Lincoln Elementary, a Wenatchee School District property.   The School District sent out a presser to all to advise of additional personnel on school property.

Photo Credit | Zone 3 Fire REHAB’s 2 members en route to the fire as part of the State Mobilization.

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Fire had burned 1,300 acres of grass and brush with an unknown containment status.  Level 3 and 2 evacuations were in effect on Tarpiscan and Kingsbury Way roadways.  60 structures were under direct threat.

Due to the COVID, the Red Cross was unable to set-up a shelter which all evacuees seeking shelter but make an appointment by calling the organization at 509-670-5331.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog 

WA WILDFIRE | COLOCKUM FIRE | CHELAN COUNTY | 2

COLOCKUM FIRE

UPDATE 2 – JULY 25, 2020

The fire started on private land 10 miles southeast of Wenatchee and 3 miles south of Malaga (Chelan County)  in  Washington State.  It started on 7/24/2020 around 1430 PT.  It was quickly escalated to a 2-alarm brush fire.

The cause is currently unknown and under investigation. Sources are reporting the fire from 1,000 – 1,300 acres variation. 15% contained. Brush and grass. Active fire behavior with running.

WA DNR – SE WA IMT took command of the fire management at 0700 hours today. 282 total personnel with 7 crews, 32 engines, 3 dozers, 4 water tenders and aircraft on order. Agencies include:  Chelan County Fire District #1, BLM, DNR. Chelan Co SO, Chelan Co Emergency Management, WA State Patrol.

Field camp is located at Wenatchee School District’s Lincoln Elementary School.

Current Weather Report (1210 PT). 79*F temps with 0% precip, winds are at 6 mph and RH at 27% with sunny skies. Tomorrow’s temp are forecasted to increase to a high of 94*F temps and a low of 66*F.  The weather will remain in the mid-90’s until Thursday when it will drop back down in the 80’s.

An unknown number of structures have been damaged. No word on if there are any that have been destroyed.  60 homes are still under threat, as well as high value assets such as several orchards and crops within the fire perimeter.

LEVEL 3 (Go Now!) Evacuations – Colockum and Kingsbury and Jumpoff Roads.

LEVEL 2 (Get Ready) Evacuations – Tarpiscan Road.

Road Closures | Kingsbury and Colockum Roads.  All south and east of the intersection of Colockum and Tarpiscan.

Cost-to-date of fire suppression and containment efforts have reached $200,000.

UPDATE 1 – JULY 24, 2020

A wildfire ignited in Malaga (Chelan County), Washington on July 24, 2020 from an unknown cause. Resources WA DNR BATT-22 BATT-602 BATT-71 BRANCH-3 CHIEF-601 CREW-22 CREW-52 CREW-74 DIV-601 E-332 E-4103 E-4104 E-4107 E-4202 E-6695 E-6696 PATROL-2 PATROL-603 SE-BREWER SE-ESCOBAR (IC) SE-LAPOINT SE-TSUBOTA was dispatched at 1414 PT.

State Mobe was approved on 1900 by the WA Fire Marshal’s Office.

Incident Cooperators include:

Wenatchee School District. Red Cross.  Chelan County Emergency Management. WA Fire Marshal’s Office. Zone 3 Fire Rehab (2 members).

The Incident Command Post or ICP as more commonly known as will be in the field of the Lincoln Elementary, a Wenatchee School District property.   The School District sent out a presser to all to advise of additional personnel on school property.

Photo Credit | Zone 3 Fire REHAB’s 2 members en route to the fire as part of the State Mobilization.

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Fire had burned 1,300 acres of grass and brush with an unknown containment status.  Level 3 and 2 evacuations were in effect on Tarpiscan and Kingsbury Way roadways.  60 structures were under direct threat.

Due to the COVID, the Red Cross was unable to set-up a shelter which all evacuees seeking shelter but make an appointment by calling the organization at 509-670-5331.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 2 – 7/25/2020 – 1230 PT

WA WILDFIRE | COLOCKUM FIRE | CHELAN COUNTY | 1

COLOCKUM FIRE

— UPDATE 1 —

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A Wildfire is burning in Chelan County in Malaga, Washington State.  Resources were dispatched Friday, July 24, 2020 at 1414 PT.

The Incident Command Post or ICP as more commonly known as will be in the field of the Lincoln Elementary, a Wenatchee School District property.   The School District sent out a presser to all to advise of additional personnel on school property.

Photo Credit | WSD

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RESOURCES

Air Assets

2 SEATs from Spokane and 2 from Moses Lake are currently on the fire working.

Ground Resources

WA DNR BATT-22 BATT-602 BATT-71 BRANCH-3 CHIEF-601 CREW-22 CREW-52 CREW-74 DIV-601 E-332 E-4103 E-4104 E-4107 E-4202 E-6695 E-6696 PATROL-2 PATROL-603 SE-BREWER SE-ESCOBAR (IC) SE-LAPOINT SE-TSUBOTA.

Mutual Aid

State Mobe approved at 1900 PT by the Washington State Fire Marshal Office.

Incident Cooperators

Wenatchee School District. Red Cross.  Chelan County Emergency Management. WA Fire Marshal’s Office. Zone 3 Fire Rehab (2 members).

Photo Credit | Zone 3 Fire REHAB’s 2 members en route to the fire as part of the State Mobilization.

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CURRENT STATUS

  • 1,300 acres of grass and brush.
  • Unknown containment or cause.
  • Fire jumped road (1608)
  • Level 3 evacuations in effect (1608) for those on Tarpiscan and Kingsbury Way.
  • Winds have decreased.
  • 60 structures under threat.

FIRE WEATHER

The fire weather report is as of 2155 PT.

  • 68*F temps
  • Clear evening
  • Precip is 0%
  • Winds are 22 mph
  • RH is 36%

EVACUATIONS

  • Red Cross shelter available. Due to COVID, evacuees can make an appointment by calling 509.670.5331.
  • LEVEL 3:  Colockum, Kingsbury.
  • LEVEL 2:  Tarpiscan. Jumpoff Roads.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 1 – 7/24/2020 2200 PT

CA WILDFIRE | GOLD FIRE | LASSEN COUNTY | UPDATE 4

GOLD FIRE

UPDATE 4 – WEDNESDAY

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Two separate wildfires, one in the north and the second in the south were called in by 2 CAL Trans employees on Monday, July 20, 2020.  The fires sparked by unknown ignitions would eventually merge into a single firestorm.   The cause is being investigated.

Located approximately 4-5 miles south of Adin on Hwy 139 in Lassen County, California.  It The fire has not crossed over Modoc County.

RESOURCES 

Incident Cooperators

  • Lassen County Sheriff’s Office
  • CA DOT
  • Modoc County Sheriff’s Office
  • CHP
  • Lassen Co Public Health
  • Shasta Co Public Health
  • Surprise Valley Electric
  • CA Conservation Corps
  • CA DOC
  • Lassen Co OES
  • NWS
  • BLM
  • Sierra Pacific Industries

Command

CAL FIRE and Modoc National Forest are in Unified Command.

Personnel, Equipment

  • 949 Personnel
  • 105 engines
  • 27 dozers
  • 18 water tenders
  • 21 crews
  • 10 helicopters
  • 159 other misc resources

CURRENT STATUS 

  • 14,500 acres
  • 15% contained
  • 25 structures threatened
  • Evacuations/road closures in effect
  • $2.2 Million CTD

Photo Credit | @alertwildfire

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MANDATORY EVACUATIONS IN EFFECT

The following evacation orders are currently in effect.

ZONE A

  • All residents along Hwy 139 from Susanville Rd (A-2) south to Termo Grasshopper Road.

ZONE B

  • Areas south of Ash Valley Rd
  • West of Spooner Rd
  • East of Hw 139
  • North of Termo Grasshopper Road

ZONE C

  • Areas west of Hwy 139, south of Haydenhill Road.
  • South of Haydenhill Rd
  • East of Anderson Ranch Rd/Dixie Valley Rd
  • North of Long Flat Rd

ZONE D

  • Ash Valley Rd at US 395 west to Spooner Rd
  • South on Spooner Rd to Hwy 139
  • East on Hwy 319 to Termo Grasshopper Rd to US 395

ZONE E

  • Areas west of Hwy from Terom Grasshopper Rd
  • South Gleghorn Rd
  • East of Slate Creek Rd

Photo Credit | Crockett Carquinez FD

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EVACUATION SHELTER

  • Lassen Community College – 478200 CA-139, Susanville, CA 96130

INJURIES

2 Firefighters.

SOCIAL MEDIA

@nwfireblog – Twitter & Facebook — NW Fire Blog – Instagram

HASHTAGS

#CAwildfires #GoldFire #FireSeason2020

 

7/22/2020 1455 PT | 4 |  (c) 2020 NW Fire Blog | 1240 PT

CA WILDFIRE | GOLD FIRE | LASSEN COUNTY | UPDATE 4

GOLD FIRE

Update 4 – July 22, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Two separate wildfires, one in the north and the second in the south were called in by 2 CAL Trans employees on Monday, July 20, 2020.  The fires sparked by unknown ignitions would eventually merge into a single firestorm.   The cause is being investigated.

Photo Credit | Modoc County Sheriff’s Office

Located approximately 4-5 miles south of Adin on Hwy 139 in Lassen County, California.  It The fire has not crossed over Modoc County.

RESOURCES 

Incident Cooperators

 Modoc and Lassen County Sheriff’s Offices, CHP, CAL OES, BLM, USFS, CAL Trans, Lassen and Shasta County Public Health Departments, CA Conservation Corps, CA DOC, Lassen OES and NWS.

Command

CAL FIRE and Modoc National Forest are in Unified Command.

Personnel, Equipment

There are 736 total personnel along with 117 engines, 20 water tenders, 10 helicopters, 0 air tankers, 8 hand crews, 19 dozers and 50 overhead personnel.

CURRENT STATUS 

  • 14,000 Acres, 5% containment reached
  • 25 structures threatened
  • Evacuation orders stil in effect
  • Traffic impacted on Hwy 139
  • Firefighters working relentlessly to contain fire

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS 

  • 50 civilians evacuated
  • $750,000 CTD
  • 2 firefighters are home, on road to recovery

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS IN EFFECT

The following evacation orders are currently in effect.

  • Butte Creek Area
  • Hwy 139 from Susanville Rd (A-2) to Termo Grasshopper Road
  • South of Ash Valley Road
  • West of Spooner Road, East of Hwy 139
  • North of Terma Grasshopper Road
  • West of Hwy 139
  • South of Hayden Road
  • East of Anderson Ranch Road
  • Dixie Valley and Long Flat Roads

SHELTER

  • Lassen Community College – 478200 CA-139, Susanville, CA 96130

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Hwy 139 at Susanville Road (A-2)
  • Hwy 139 at Terma Grasshoper Road
  • Hwy 139 at Butte Creek Road
  • Hwy 139 open with escort vehicles

INJURIES

2 Firefighters.

Update

Small town Adin welcomes home its Fire Chief (Paul Lemke) and fellow Firefighter (Craig)  in style after they suffered injuries on this fire when they were forced to deploy their fire shelters due to a burnover.

They are home now and on the road to recovery.

Photo Credit | Modoc County Sheriff’s Office

We are thinking of them, their family members, fellow firefighters and communities they serve. May they both recover quickly. Prayers to all.

SOCIAL MEDIA

@nwfireblog – Twitter & Facebook — NW Fire Blog – Instagram

HASHTAGS

#CAwildfires #GoldFire #FireSeason2020

 

7/22/2020 1455 PT | 4 |  (c) 2020 NW Fire Blog

CA WILDFIRE | GOLD FIRE | UPDATE 3

GOLD FIRE

Update 3

INCIDENT SUMMARY |  What would have started as two separate wildfires in the north and south areas on Hwy 139, would in the end merge into one single fire storm. Fires had been discovered by two observant CAL Trans employees on Monday, July 20, 2020.

It is located approximately 4-5 miles south of Adin, California on the Lassen County side.  The County Sheriff has confirmed it has not crossed over into Modoc County as of this evening’s post.

It is also burning north of nearby HOG FIRE, another large firestorm topping in at 9,000 acres with a 5% containment status.  It’s cause is also unknown.

CAUSE | Cause is unknown and under investigation.

RESOURCES 

30 engines. 2 water tenders, 7 helicopters, 0 air tankers, 7 hand crews, 4 dozers and 223 total personnel are assigned to this incident.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS | CAL FIRE, CEDR Digital Corps, Lassen County Sheriff Office, NWS Reno, USFS – Modoc, Modoc County Sheriff’s Office, CAL FIRE PIO, Butte Co AQMD, CHP, CAL OES, BLM.

Command | CAL FIRE and Modoc National Forest are in Unified Command.

Personnel | Multiple strike teams are en route at the time of this post.

Strike Team 2003 Charlie | Presidio FD, Oakland FD, Alco FD, Moraga Orinda FD, XAL  dispatched.

Strike Team 2140 Charlie | San Rafael FD, Marinwood FD E65.

CURRENT STATUS |   Listing the current situation.

  • 8,500 acres. 5% contained (1937)
  • Charlie Strike Teams en route to the fire line
  • 16 structures under direct threat; 0 structures have been destroyed or damaged
  • Expected containment is on 8/4/2020

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS | Significant events having occurred throughout this morning, day and evening.

  • Fire observed at 9 miles long (0300)
  • 4,500 acres. 0% contained. (0718)
  • RED FLAG WARNINGS in effect around the fire
  • Line of T-storms aproaching area, will impact within 1 hour. Dangerous outflow winds will likely occur. Fire behavior may become unpredictable and dangerous (1620)
  • More evacuations in effect (throughout day)
  • Air operations (including AA) shutdown and left the fire area due to impending thunderstorms; AA reports heavy fire activity as they are all leaving (1834)
  • CAL FIRE LMU managing 2 large wildfires: GOLD and HOG FIRES
  • While firefighters and support personnel fight these wildfires, the CA Public Health reported a total-to-date of 391,538 COVID cases as of July 20, 2020.

=== MANDATORY EVACUATIONS IN EFFECT ===

The following evacation orders are currently in effect.

  • Butte Creek Area
  • Hwy 139 from Susanville Rd (A-2) to Termo Grasshopper Road
  • South of Ash Valley Road
  • West of Spooner Road, East of Hwy 139
  • North of Terma Grasshopper Road
  • West of Hwy 139
  • South of Hayden Road
  • East of Anderson Ranch Road
  • Dixie Valley and Long Flat Roads

== SHELTERS ==

  • Adin Community Center, 605 CA-299, Adin, CA 96006.
  • Lassen Community College Dorms.
  • Pets are case-by-case

ROAD CLOSURES | Road Closures are listed below.

  • Hwy 139 at Susanville Road (A-2)
  • Hwy 139 at Terma Grasshoper Road
  • Hwy 139 at Butte Creek Road

INJURIES | 2 Firefighters were injured on Sunday when they were forced to deploy their emergency shelters as a burnover occurred.  Both were transported urgently off the fire line and to a nearby LZ.  They were said to have an unknown degree of burns.  (7/20/2020 1624-1635).  We are thinking of them, their family members, fellow firefighters and communities they serve. May they both recover quickly. Prayers to all.

AIR EQUALITY | Good air equality reported in the Bay area so far but not so great in the State overall, due to larger burning wildfires such as the HOG, GOLD and MINERAL FIRES.

PHOTO(S) CREDIT | USFS – Modoc NF

SOCIAL MEDIA | @nwfireblog – Twitter & Facebook — NW Fire Blog – Instagram

HASHTAGS | #CAwildfires #GoldFire #FireSeason2020

UPDATED 7/21/2020 2100 PT |  (c) 2020 NW Fire Blog

CA WILDFIRE | GOLD FIRE | UPDATE 2

GOLD FIRE

Update 2

INCIDENT SUMMARY |  A CAL Trans unit reported two separate fires, one in the north and the second in south, about 4-5 miles south of Adin, California on the  Lassen County side on the afternoon of Monday, July 20, 2020.

It is also reportedly burning north of nearby HOG FIRE.  Both Commands are separate from one another.

Photo Credit of Nick/Merri Espinoza Facebook (Used with written permission)

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CAUSE | Cause is unknown and under investigation.

RESOURCES – INCIDENT COOPERATORS | CAL FIRE, CEDR, Lassen County Sheriff Office, NWS Reno, USFS – Modoc.

Command | An IMT Type 4 has been requested.

Personnel | 400 firefighters w/overhead team assigned. IC has says they have a shortage of personnel but those on this fire line are doing a really good job. (2215)

LNF |  Sent a full wildland response to an LMU incident, Hwy 139 at County Road A2, plus AA06, 2 seats and 3 S2’s, C202 and 2nd rotor.

LNU | Charlie Strike Team plus 2 crews from Konocti Camp with immediate needs. (1636)

TGU | 9111 C is dispatched .

Air Support | 4 Tankers  T-93 T-94 T-01 + T-911.  4 Tankers on No Divert due to life safety (1645).  Released No Divert. (1730)    T-161 out of Oregon and T-101 out of Nevada are now assisting. (1818)

On Order | 5 charlie strike teams, 5 crews, 5 dozers, 6 water tenders, and hose modules. (1523)

Arriving Units | Utility 24 dispatched to fire. To tie in with the Gold IC. (2114)

Photo Credit | USFS – Modoc

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CURRENT STATUS |   CAL FIRE released size as 2,500 acres (2145 PDT) with some resources reporting AA listing it at 4,000 acres. There is a 0% containment.

FIRE WEATHER REPORT | 80*F temps with clear skies. Precip is 0% with Relative humdity at 29%.

Winds are at a low 9 mph on Monday evening. Increased temps to 101*F are expected on Tuesday around 0100 PDT with a low of 60*F in the evening.

Tomorrow will be the hottest day this week dropping into the mid 90’s by Wednesday and into next week. (2140 PDT)

=== MANDATORY EVACUATIONS IN EFFECT ===

Modoc County Sheriffs Office issued a Mandatory evacuation alert for those along the Butte Creek Road area on the Lassen County side.

Dan Ryan and Ash Creek Campgrounds.

=== EVACUATION SHELTER ===

Adin Community Center, 605 CA-299, Adin, CA 96006.

INJURIES | 2 Firefighters were injured when they had to deloy their shelters during a burnover.  Their conditions are unknown, however it was stated they were both airlifted at a nearby LZ. (1624-1635)

ROAD CLOSURES |  Lassen County Sheriff Office has Highway 139 closed from Termo Grasshopper Road to County Road A2, due to the Gold Fire. (1914)

UPDATED | 7/20/2020  2230 PT | (c) 2020 NW Fire Blog

CA WILDFIRE (New!) | GOLD FIRE | 1

GOLD FIRE

Update 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY |  Two wildfires reported by the CAL Trans as separate fires have broken out with one on the northern side and the other on the southern side of the Modoc – Lassen County line and north of the HOG FIRE.   Fires are burning about 4-5 miles south of Adin, California on the Lassen County side per the Sheriff’s Office.

CAUSE | Fire was reported just after 1400 hours PDT on Monday, July 20, 2020. Cause is unknown and under investigation.

RESOURCES – INCIDENT COOPERATORS | CAL FIRE, CEDR, Modoc County Sheriff Office, Lassen County Sheriff Office, NWS Reno.

No photo description available.

CURRENT STATUS | IC reporting that both fires appear they will be merging together shortly. Immediate needs for 5 strike teams of Type 3 engines (approximately 25 engines), 5 hand crews, 5 dozers and 6 water tenders along with 3 additional large air tankers.   Fire has just jumped across Hwy 139.  About 200-300 acres for possible total 1,000 if fires merge together. 0% containment.

ROAD CLOSURES | Closures by CAL Trans are as follows:

  • SR 139 about 4 miles soth of Junction with SR 299 in Lassen County

=== MANDATORY EVACUATIONS IN EFFECT ===

— Leave the area NOW ! —

Lassen County Sheriffs Office is evacuating people along the Butte Creek Road area.

=== EVACUATION SHELTER ===

Adin Community Center, 605 CA-299, Adin, CA 96006.

ABOUT ADIN, CALIFORNIA | The Town had a population of 275 as of July 1, 2019. It is the first town you enter when arriving in Modoc County. They have a land area of 3.44 square miles and water area of 0.01 square miles.

UPDATED | 7/20/2020 1630 PT | (c) 2020 NW Fire Blog

The Wildfire Log | 8-5-2019 | Monday

WASHINGTON STATE | Here is the Sit Rep (recap) of wildfires in our State on Monday, August 5, 2019.

POPEYES CORNER | 1413 hours

A fire broke out on 116th in Marysville in Snohomish County sending out fire resources to the area at 1413 hours.  0.8 acres of grass, brush and timber were destroyed.

It is in a patrol status.

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FRUITLAND FIRE | 1537 hours

This wildfire is located on Lantzy Road in Stevens County that started today from an unknown cause. Resources include IC NC 7307 @ 1658 hours PDT.  Others are C101, TE11, E552 E5564 NC 7306 NC 7307.  They had arrived on-scene prior to the IC at 1545 hours.  There has been 0.5 acres of grass, brush, timber, logs and duff.

This is an open incident.

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HAVILLAH ROAD FIRE | 1513 hours

The Havillah Road Fire is located on the same name it is named after.  Fire resources and assets were dispatched at 1513 hours for a small burning wildfire held to only 0.01 acre of grass.  IC 7106 arrived at 1546 hours.

This fire is in patrol status.  All resources have been released.

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MOUNTAIN MEADOWS FIRE | 1348 hours

Fire resources and assets were dispatched to Pend Oreille County, where a wildfire aws burning on Deeter Road at 1348 hours.  Resources deployed were:  AR 25, 442, 445, 451 and 63. FL 34, HTs 42 and 44 and INVF Kaino. IC is OH Bortner.  About 0.8 acre of grass, brush, reproduction and timber have been destroyed.

This is an open  incident.

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LOGANBERRY FIRE | 1101 hours

At 1101 hours this morning, fire resources were dispatched to a small wildfire burning in Thurston County’s Rochester.  Quickly crews have held the fire back to 0.1 acres of consumed grass.

It is in patrol status. Resources released.

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KENNYDELL FIRE  | 0849 hours

A small fire ignited in at 6745  Fairview Rd SW in Olympia, the location of a 40-acre park that features 1,000 ft of freshwater beach as well as trails, athletic fields and a swimming pool.  Fire resources responded to a wildfire in the area and containing it to a 0.1 acres of brush and light timber.  Dispatch time was at 0849 hours.

Contained & under control at 1110 hours.  In Patrol status.

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ON-GOING INCIDENTS

DEVORE CREEK FIRE  | Started 7/26/2019

The Devore Creek Fire ignited from lightning at 0000 hours on July 23, 2019, and reported on July 26, 2019.  This is a long burning wildfire.  It is located about 3 air miles SW of Stehekin, burning above an elevation of 8,000 feet in heavy timber.

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Credit | Oscar Vargas, USDA FS

About 189 acres have burned and there is still a 0% containment status.  There are 83 fire personnel along with 2 crews and 3 helicopters.  There is a NIMO (Phoenix) is managing this incident.

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ESQUATZEL FIRE | Started 8/4/2019

The Esquatzel Fire is located about 2 miles NE of Eltopia and was started on August 4, 2019.  The cause is unknown at this time.  500 acres of grass have been burned and crews have a 40% containment status.  There is a minimal fire behavior and the fire has been dozer lined. Fire Managers do not expect any growth from this fire.

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KUSSHI CREEK FIRE | Started 7/24/2019

The Kusshi Creek Fire started on July 24, 2019, from lightning.  The fire is located about 37 miles south of Yakima.  There has been 953 acres of timber with a 90% containment status.  Currently, fire behavior is minimal.

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LEFT HAND FIRE  | Started 7/23/2019

The Left Hand Fire started from lightning at 0000 on July 23, 2019, and is located about 17 miles NW of Naches in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest that was one of many wildfires ignited by lightning on this date from a passing thunderstorm.  The fire has destroyed 3406 acres of timber and crews have successfully reached an 92% containment status.  It is still burning but now has a minimal fire behavior that is both creeping and smoldering.

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WILLIAMS FLATS FIRE  | Started 7/23/2019

This wildfire is located 5 miles SE of Keller on the Colville Indian Reservation.  Active fire behavior.  The fire has now destroyed 13,497 acres of timber, brush and old logging slash and still has a 20% containment status.

The Structure Protecion Group successfully burned out around the buildings at the Goat Ranch aka Hellsgate Ranch prior to the Williams Flats Fire burning into the area.

Credit | Colville Agency – BIA

There are currently 20 homes and 20 other minor structures being threatened.  Approximately, 542  fire personnel along with overhead and support staffing are assigned to this incident, along with 11 crews, 7 helicopters and 16 engines.

Fire behavior is moderate with group torching, flanking and torching.  It is currently moving east and has crossed over Brody Creek Road and Redford Canyon.   Personnel are being challenged by steep slopes, limited access and primitive road conditions, which have slowed them down with their containment efforts.

Fire Management is in Unified Command with Colville Agency and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). NW Team 8 is the IMT which is in Command of this wildfire incident on Saturday at 1800 hours.

ICP is located at the Keller Community Center. The Helibase is located at the Wilbur Airport.

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(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/5/2019 @ 2045 hours PDT

The Wildfire Log | 8-4-2019

WASHINGTON STATE | Here is the Sit Rep (recap) of wildfires in our State on Sunday, as of the time this was posted.

BLACKBERRY FARM FIRE | 1758 hours

Resources include:  IC Goodwin and Engines 5466 and 5544 were dispatched this evening at 1758 hours to SR 9 in Arlington (Snohomish County).  The fire has destroyed 0.5 acres of brush and timber and has an unknown containment status.

This is an open Incident.

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Credit | NWFB (Stock Photo)

ESQUATZEL FIRE | 1550 hours

The Esquatzel Fire is located on Highway 395 in Franklin County.   Resources include:  IC C-6695 along with Crew-6201, DIV-602, E6696 (BLM).The fire has scorched 500 acres.  Containment status is unknown.

This is an open Incident.

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CATLIN CANYON FIRE | 1522 hours

The Catlin Canyon Fire was located in Catlin Canyon area in Kittitas County.  Resources included:  IC Hilleman as of 1724 hours, along with SE-461, 463 and 468, which were dispatched at 1522 hours.   There was 0.76 acres of grass and brush destroyed.

Contained at 1724 hours. Controlled at 1744 hours.

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FISH FLATS FIRE | 1411 hours

A wildfire broke out today, prompting resources being dispatched through the Central WA Interagency Communications Center today at 1411 hours.  It was located in Fish Flats in Yakima County.  Resources included:  Clark (IC) along with Engines 311, 382 and SE-539.  About 0.72 acres of grass, timber and snags were consumed.

This is an open Incident.

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UPPER GRANITE FIRE | 1303 hours

Fire broke out in Pend Oreille County’s Harvey Creek, sending dispatched personnel and equipment at 1303 hours.   Resources include:  AR441, 449, 450, 61,  Engines 31 (IC), 32 and HT 44 were on-scene at 1452 hours.   0.3 acres of timber, snags, logs and duff were burned.

This is an open Incident.

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BOAT LAUNCH FIRE | 1300 hours

A wildfire ignited on Rimrock Penninsula in Yakima County earlier this afternoon sending resources and equipment to the area at 1300 hours.  0.1 acre of logs were consumed.

Controlled, contained and out at 1332 hours.

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VINYARD 22 FIRE  | 1247 hours

Fire resources were dispatched at 1247 hours to I Road in Grant County for a wildfire.  About 3 acres of grass and brush have been destroyed.

This is an open Incident.

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GOLD BACK TRAIL FIRE | 1135 hours, 0619 hours

This wildfire is located in Dishman HIlls in Spokane County.  Resources included AR 63 (IC) along with HTs 41 and 43 were dispatched at 0619 hours to the incident.  .01 acres of grass and brush burned.

Contained at 1000 hours. Controlled at 1800 hours. In Patrol Status.

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ON-GOING INCIDENTS

WILLIAMS FLATS FIRE 

This wildfire is located 5 miles SE of Keller on the Colville Indian Reservation.  Active fire behavior.  The fire has consumed 10,438 acres of timber, brush and old logging slash and still has a 0% containment status.

Williams Flats Fire on the afternoon of 8-3-2019

Credit | Colville Agency – BIA

LUNDSTROM BUTTE FIRE | New wildfire

The Lundstrom Butte  Fire is a new wildfire that is located within the Williams Flats Fire perimeter.  Currently, it has burned 6 acres and has a  0% containment status.

Fire Management is in Unified Command with Colville Agency and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). NW Team 8 is the IMT which is in Command of this wildfire incident on Saturday at 1800 hours.

ICP is located at the Keller Community Center. The Helibase is located at the Wilbur Airport.

Resources include:

  • 266 personnel
  • 2 – Type 1 hand crews
  • 1 Type 2 IA hand crews
  • 4 Type 2 hand crews
  • 5 Heavy copters
  • 2 Medium copters
  • 5 Engines
  • 5 Dozers
  • 5 Water Tenders

Additional types of resources listed above are on order and continue to arrive throughout each morning, day and evening.

Level 2 evacuations are in effect for one home.  More assessments will be conducted by the structure group and continue to monitor the area. Multiple road closures are in place to the public including Kuehne, Frielander, Canteen Creek and Refrigerator Canyon  Roads.

Total Cost-to-Date fire suppression and containment costs for both wildfires have reached $350,000.

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DEVORE CREEK FIRE 

The Devore Creek Fire ignited from lightning at 0000 hours on July 23, 2019, and reported on July 26, 2019.  This is a long burning wildfire.  It is located about 3 air miles SW of Stehekin, burning above an elevation of 8,000 feet in heavy timber.  A hotshot crew arrived by boat today to reopen a community protection line built in 2015 on the southwestern edge of the community of Stehekin.

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Credit | Oscar Vargas, USDA FS

The fire has destroyed about 189 acres of heavy timber and appears to have a remaining 0% containment status. There are 83 fire personnel assigned along with 2 crews and 3 helicopters.    The lead Fire Agency is the USDA  Forest Service. The fire is still burning but Fire Managers report that the fire behavior is minimal with creeping, smoldering and single-tree torching.  Today, the fire has reached a total of $569,000 cost-to-date.

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LEFT HAND FIRE 

The Left Hand Fire started from lightning at 0000 on July 23, 2019, and is located about 17 miles NW of Naches in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest that was one of many wildfires ignited by lightning on this date from a passing thunderstorm.  The fire has destroyed 3,459 acres of timber and crews have successfully reached an 85% containment status.  It is still burning but now has a minimal fire behavior that is both creeping and smoldering.

Photo from Tuesday, July 30 depicting a variety of burn intensity in a patchwork pattern in most places. Ranging from pockets of crown fire to less severe underburn fire.

SW Flank of fire. Credit | OWNF

There is currently 598 total fire personnel attached to this incident along with 15 crews, 23 engines and 8 helicopters.

There are still 197 homes and 50 other structures that are still under direct threat. Evacuation levels have been reduced to a Level 1/Get Ready order along SR 410.  Suppression and containment costs-to-date have reach an all-time high of $7.6 Million Dollars.

This is an open Incident.

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