NW ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 25 2017

POST SUMMARY  – The Flounce Fire that was burning in SW Oregon has been fully contained and is said to be out.  No more updates are being provided on this wildfire.

No new wildfires were reported overnight, which is a great sign showing fire crews, support personnel, air resources and additional equipment brought in are starting to show their tireless efforts are starting to pay off.

Here is our recap for Friday, August 25, 2017.

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AMERICAN FIRE  – 11 miles West of Cliffdell

Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  Started 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. #AmericanFire

8/25/2017:    Active fire behavior with backing and group torching. 193 acres.  0% contained. 110 homes still threatened.  16 personnel. 4 engines. Evacuations in effect.  Estimated containment is 10/1/2017. $165,000 CTD.

8/25/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing and group torching. Homes threatened. Evacuations are in effect.

8/24/2017:   174 aces. 0% contained. Active fire behavior with backing and group torching. 16 personnel. 4 engines. 110 structures threatened. $142,000 CTD.

8/23/2017:  131 acres. 0% contained. 110 homes threatened. 16 personnel. 4 engines. Estimated containment 10/1/2017. $100,000 CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching. Homes threatened. 129 acres. 8% contained. 16 personnel. 4 engines. $75,000 CTD.

BRIDGE CREEK FIRE – 12 miles NE of Keller

USDI BIA – Colville Agency. Started 8/9/2017. Type 2 IMT, NW Team 6. Lightning caused. Timber, tall grass and light logging slash. #BridgeCreekFire

8/25/2017:  Type 2 recycling will occur on Saturday, 8/26/2017. 2,670 acres. 33% containment.  Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and torching.  514 personnel. 12 crews, 24 engines and 4 helos. $8.5 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  2,640 acres.  33% contained. Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and torching. 515 personnel. 12 crews, 23 engines, 4 helos. $7.8 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Transfer from Type 2 IMT to new IMT 2 on 8/26/2017.  Active fire behavior with flanking, torching and uphill runs. 2,640 acres. 29% contained.  478  personnel. 10 crews, 3 helos and 23 engines. $7 Million CTD.

8/22/2017: Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching. 2,275 acres. 29% contained. 454 personnel. 9 crews, 22 engines and 3 helos.  $6.4 Million CTD. Estimated containment is 8/31/2017.

CHETCO FIRE –  16 miles West of Selma, OR

Kalmiopsis Wilderness on the Rogue River – Siskiyou NF.  USFS. Lightning caused. Start 7/12/2017. Timber, brush. #ChetcoFire

Chetco Bar Fire August 20 2017

8/25/2017:  Transfer from Type 2 IMT and NIMO to a Type 1 IMT will take place on Saturday, 8/26/2017.  Moderate fire behavior with backing and creeping.

8/24/2017:  Type 1 IMT (PNW 3) assume command (Unified Command) with CFPA and OR State Fire Marshal on Saturday morning.  99,944 acres. 0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. 1,174 personnel. 21 crews, 118 engines, 8 helos. 25 structures lost. 809 non-residential commercial/50 minor structures threatened. 1 home and 8 minor structures damaged. $7.8 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Minimal fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. 97,758 acres. 0% contained. 3368 homes, 50 minor structures, threatened/ 1 home, 8 minor structures damaged/ 5 homes, 19 minor structures destroyed. 1,078  personnel. 21 crews, 6 helos and 106 engines. 24 structures lost. $5 Million CTD.

8/22/2017: Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. Fire has made significant movement during the last 48 hours. Level 3 evacuation orders in effect for 3,000 homes beginning at the intersection of Carpenterville Road and Hwy 101, North to the Pistol River and from the Pacific Ocean East. Additionally, residence above Da-Tone Road3,368 homes, 50 minor structures threatened with 3 already destroyed.  91,551 acres. 0% contained. 788 personnel. 11 crews, 90 engines and 9 helos. $4 Million CTD

8/20/2017:  70,000 acres. 14% contained.  750 homes/50 minor threatened.  2 homes/1 minor destroyed. Type 2 IMT w/NIMO shadowing as of 8/19/2017. UC: NIMO, Type2 IMT and Coos Fire Protection Association. 280 personnel. 6 crews. 3 helos and 12 engines.

DANNER FIRE – 8 miles NE of Arock, OR

Vale District – BLM.  Brush and tall grass. Newly reported overnight. #DannerFire

8/25/2017:  534 acres. 100% containment.  31 Personnel.   4 engines. 2  helos.  Sage habitat threatened.  $100,000 CTD.

8/24/2017:  750 acres. 40% contained.  Moderate fire behavior with wind-driven runs. 33 personnel. 4 engines, 2 helos. $250,000 CTD.

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE – 27 miles NNW of Winthrop

Start 7/23/2016.  Cause unknown and under investigation.  Timber, brush. Unknown cause and is under investigation. 1 home and 2 minor structures destroyed. 1 minor structure damaged. #DiamondCreekFire

8/25/2017: 31,555 acres. 59% contained.  228 personnel. 5 crews, 8 engines and 2 helos. 3 homes and 2 minor structures are still threatened. $7.4 Million CTD.

8/23: Active fire behavior with torching, running and flanking. 31,555 acres. 55% contained. 3 homes, 2 minor structures threatened. 1 home and 2 minor structures lost. 1 minor structure damaged. 317 personnel. 9 crews, 2 helicopters and 8 engines. 3 structures lost. $6.9 Million CTD.

8/22:  Active fire behavior with torching, backing and flanking. Structures under threat. 4 homes lost.  30,581 acres. 40% contained. 328 personnel. 9 crews, 10 engines, 2 helos. $6.6 Million CTD.

8/20:  30,524 acres. 27% contained. 1 home/1 minor structures destroyed. 1 minor damaged. 3 homes/3  minor threatened. 382 personnel. 10 crews, 2 helos and 18 engines.

FALCON COMPLEX – 25 miles East of Tiller, OR

Type 2 IMT, NW Team 8.  Started 8/8/2017. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. 15 fires. Largest Double Buck Fire, Paradise Fire, Upper Ash Fire. #FalconComplex

Smoke lingers over Skookum Pond near the Double Buck Fire on the Falcon Complex, Tiller Ranger District

PC: Brett Brown/via Inciweb

8/25/2017:  (4) fires. Recycling of the Type 2 IMT teams on Saturday, 8/26/2017.  3,400 acres. 50% contained.  Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and short-range spotting. Homes threatened. 544 personnel. 12 crews, 29 engines and 6 helos. $8.4 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  (15) fires.  Upper Ash Flat/1,979 acres, Double Buck Fire/570 acres, Paradise Fire/403 acres and Pup Fire/136 acres.  3,350 acres. 25% contained. Active fire behavior with flanking, spotting and single-tree torching.  494 personnel. 10 crews, 26 engines, 6 helos 5 homes, 15 minor structures threatened. $7.8 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and short-range spotting. 3,300 acres. 20% contained. 5 homes, 15 minor structures threatened. 499 personnel. 10 crews, 6 helos and 25 engines. Upper Ash Flat/1971 acres, Double Buck/532 acres and Paradise/382 acres. $7.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  3,100 acres. 18% contained. 493 personnel. 10 crews, 23 engines and 6 helos.  5 homes and 15 minor structures are being threatened. 489 personnel. 10 crews, 23 engines and 6 helicopters. Estimated containment status is 8/30/2017. $6.5 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  2,200 acres. 17% contained. 491 personnel. 10 crews, 22 engines and 4 helicopters. Upper Ash Flat (1,316 acres), Double Buck Fire 9304 acres) and Paradise Fire (291 acres) are largest of 15 fires.

HIGH CASCADES COMPLEX – 9 miles NE of Prospect, OR

Started 8/12/2017. Type 1 IMT team. #HighCascadesComplex

National Guard Geared Up for the High Cascades Complex August 16, 2017

National Guard fire crews.

8/25/2017:  (3) fires. Active fire behavior with creeping, short-range spotting and single-tree torching. Homes threatened. 13,655 acres. 60% contained. 499 personnel. 11 crews, 4 engines and 4 helos. $35.4 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:   Made up of Spruce Lake Fire/5,360 acres, Blanket Creek Fire/6,690 acres.  Also managing Broken Lookout Fire/818 acres, Sherwood Fire/71 acres and smaller fires.  12,981 acres. 60% containment.  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching.  473 personnel. 11 crews, 1 engine, 4 helos. . $26.5 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  IMT 1 to IMT2 will happen on 8/24/2017.  Moderate fire behavior with creeping smoldering and single-tree torching. 12,181 acres. 68% contained. Cause still under investigation. 486 personnel. 11 crews, 5 helicopters and 1 engine. Spruce Lake/5360 acres, Blanket Creek Fire/5889 acres. Being managed by this Complex along with Silent/2 acres, Butte/5 acres, Broken Lookout/818 acres, Roundtop/10 acres, Needle/8 acres, Sherwood/71 acres.  Smaller fires. $27 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with spotting and torching.  Spruce Creek Fire (5,360 acres), and Blanket Creek Fire (5,889 acres).  Smaller fires include:  Silent Fire (2 acres), Butte Fire (5 acres), Broken Lookout (818 acres), Roundtop Fire (10 acres), Needle Fire (8 acres), Sherwood Fire (71 acres).  12,163 acres. 68% containment.  451 personnel.  9 crews, 9 engines and 5 helos. Estimated containment is 8/31/2017. $26.8 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  11,246 acres. 61% contained. Spruce Creek/5350 acres, Silent Fire/2 acres, Blanket Creek Fire/5686 acres, Bute Fire/5 acres. Broken Lookout Fire/125 acres, Roundtop Fire/10 acres, Needle Fire/8 acres, Sherwood Fire/65 acres. 897 personnel. 27 crew, 17 engines and 6 helos.

HORSE CREEK COMPLEX –  7 miles South of Belnap Springs, OR

Start 8/21/2017. Timber.Cause unknown/under investigation. Timber litter, timber, light logging slash. USDA Forest Service #HorseCreekComplex

8/25/2017:  Multiple fires.  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and single-tree torching. 966 acres. 0% contained.  Homes threatened. 231 personnel. 8 crews, 5 engines. $811,000 CTD.

8/24/2017:   902 acres. 0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching.  231 personnel. 8 crews, 5 engines. 770 mixed commercial/homes threatened. $183,000 CTD.

8/23/2017:  NEW!  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolate torching. 894 acres. 0% contained. 231 personnel. 8 crews, 5 engines. 770 mixed commercial/residential structures. This includes Separation, Avenue, Roney, Olallie Lookout Fires. Along with Whitewater and Rebel fires. $1,000 CTD.

Avenue Fire – 3 miles SE of McKenzie Bridge

8/25/2017:  81 acres. Burning in rugged terrain above Avenue Creek. Minimal fire behavior. Crews working to improve control fire lines.

Ollalie Fire

8/25/2017:  155 acres.   Confined to the Three Sisters Wilderness.

Separation Fire – Substitute Point, OR

Started 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. Timber (Litter and understory). USDA Forest Service. 0 resources.  Formerly called Three Sisters Central Fire.  #SeparationFire

8/25/2017:  343 acres. 0% contained.  0 resources.  $1,000 CTD. Confined to Three Sisters Wilderness.

8/22/2017:  300 acres. 0% containment. 0 resources assigned. $1,000 CTD.  Estimated containment is 10/31/2017.

Roney Fire

8/25/2017:  323 acres.  Confined to the Three Sisters Wilderness.

Pete Fire

8/25/2017:  19 acres.  Confined to the Three Sisters Wilderness.

Rebel Fire – 13 miles South of McKenzie Bridge, OR

Crews perform burnout operations on the Rebel Fire, utilizing existing roads and sprinkler systems to contain the fire.

Burning 13 miles East of Detroit in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness and adjacent national forest lands. Started unknown. USDA Forest Service. Started 8/4/2017. Cause unknown.   I  Estimated containment status is 9/30/2017. #RebelFire

8/25/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and with single-tree torching. 2,758 acres. 17% contained. 65 personnel. 2 crews, 3 engines. $3.3 Million CTD.

French Fire 

8/25/2017:  No heat or fire activity.  In patrol status by aircraft.

Little Devil Fire – SE towards the Whitewater Fire

8/25/2017:  Burning away from the Breitenbush area. 2 acres.

INDIAN CREEK FIRE – Eagle Creek Trail System, OR

Started 7/4/2017. Under investigation. USDA Forest Service. #IndianCreekFire

An aerial view looking southeast at the Indian Creek Fire, showing a moderate amount of smoke rising from a dense stand of trees. This is more smoke than seen in recent pictures.

8/24/2017: 393 acres. 10% contained. 39 personnel. 1 crew. 2 helicopters. Estimated containment date is 9/30/2017.

8/23/2017:  113 acres. 10% contained. 40 personnel. 1 crew, 2 helos.  Warming and drying trend this week.

8/22/2017:  83 acres. 10% contained. Timber (Litter and understory). 42 personnel. 1 crew and 2 helicopters. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017.

8/20/2017:  83 acres. 10% contained. 47 personnel. 1 crew and 2 helos. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017

JOLLY MOUNTAIN FIRE – 13 miles NW of Cle Elum, WA

Fire is located about 2 miles inside the Tenaway IRA. 8/11/2017 start date. Lightning caused.  Timber. #JollyMountainFire

8/25/2017:  Type 2 IMT recycling on Saturday, 8/26/2017.  Extreme fire behavior with backing, flanking and uphill runs. 1,735 acres. 0% containment. Structures are still threatened. Evacuations in effect. 326 personnel. 6 crews, 8 engines and 1 helo. $3.5 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  1,208 acres. 0% contained.  Extreme fire behavior with backing, flanking and uphill runs. Very active on Wednesday. 323 personnel. 6 crews, 10 engines, 1 helo. 1,385 homes, 13 mixed commercial/homes, 1403 minor structures threatened.  $3.1 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing and short-range spotting. 1,208 acres. 0% containment.  1385 homes, 13 mixed commercial/homes + 1403 minor structures are threatened. 320  personnel. 6 crews, 1 helo and 10 engines.  $2.9 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing and torching. 1,385 homes, 13 mixed commercial/residential and 1,403 minor structures are under threat.  Campgrounds, commercial buildings and a high visitation rec area with major trail head and critical habitat are threatened.  638 acres. 0% contained. 301 personnel. 5 crews, 10 engines, 2 helos. $2.7 Million CTD.

8/20/2017: 585 acres, 0% contained. 1385 homes/13 mixed homes/commercial and 1403 minor structures threatened. 281 personnel.  4 crews, 5 helos and 10 engines.

JONES FIRE – 10 miles NE of Lowell, OR

8/10/2017 started. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. IMT2, NW Team. Timber and grass. #JonesFire

Jones Fire 8-19

8/25/2017:  Type 2 recycling on Saturday, August 26, 2017.  5,536 acres. 6% contained.  Active fire behavior with running, torching and flanking.  Structures threatened. 647 personnel. 20 crews, 23 engines, 2 helos. 1 structure lost. $6.6 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  5,530 acres. 25% contained. Active fire behavior with running, torching and flanking. 613 personnel. 18 crews, 24 engines, 2 helos. 1 structure lost. 4 homes, 1 minor structure threatened.  $6 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Transfer of command Type 2 IMT to a new one on 8/26/2017. Active fire behavior with running, torching, flanking. 5,462 acres. 18% contained. 582 personnel. 17 crews, 2 helos and 24 engines.  4 homes plus 1 minor structure threatened. 1 minor structure destroyed. 1 structure lost. $5.1 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with torching, spotting and short crown runs. 4 homes and 1 minor structures threatened. 1 structure lost.  5,539 acres. 15% contained. 603 personnel. 18 crews, 21 engines and 2 helos.

8/20/2017:  4959 acres. 10% containment.  4 homes and 1 minor structure threatened. 558 personnel. 17 crews, 2 helicopters and 15 engines. Estimated containment 10/31/2017.

MILLER COMPLEX – 17 miles East of Cave Junction, OR

Started 8/14/2017. Lightning caused. Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. IMT Type 2, CA Team 2. Made up of 20 individual fires.  USDA.  #MillerComplex

Seattle Fire.

8/25/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, backing and creeping. 14,065 acres. 46% contained. Structures threatened. 598 personnel. 14 crews, 22 engines. $5.4 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  20 fires.  Burnt Peak Fire/3,050 acres. Seattle Fire/1,942 acres, Abney Fire/2,508 acres, Cook Fire/998 acres and Creedence Fire/2,700 acres. 11,348 acres. 33% contained. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, backing and creeping. 575 personnel. 14 crews, 22 engines. 14 homes, 5 minor structures threatened.  $4.7 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  5 fires. IMT Type 1 & IMT Type 2.  Moderate fire behavior with running, backing and creeping. 11,023 acres. 11% contained. 541 personnel. 13 crews, 22 engines. 14 homes, 5 minor structures threatened.20 fires. Burnt Peak/3050 acres, Seattle/1898 acres, Abney/2235 acres, Cook/998 acres and Creedence/2691 acres. $3.9 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, backing and creeping. Homes threatened.  9,706 acres. 11% contained. 487 personnel. 12 crews, 23 engines. $3.3 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  7874 acres. 4% containment.  14 homes/5 minor structures threatened. Includes: Burnt Peak Fire/1524 acres, Creedence Fire/1571 acres, Abney Fire/1178 acres, Seattle Fire/833 acres and 19 add’l smaller fires. 432 personnel. 9 crews, 20 engines. Estimated containment 9/30/2017.

MILLI FIRE – 9 West of Sisters, OR

Burning along 16 Road (South of).  Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. Located in Three Sisters Wilderness and about 1.5 miles SW of Black Crater Lake. Timber. IMT1 (SW Team / OSF Green Team) Estimated containment date is 101/2017. #MilliFire

torching tree

8/25/2017:  Type 1 IMT. 12,809 acres. 32% contained. Moderate fire behavior with short-range spotting, isolated torching and backing. 673 personnel. 12 crews, 28 engines and 3 helos. Evacuations in effect. $8.2 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:   12,457 acres. 32% contained. Moderate fire behavior with short-range spotting, isolated torching and backing.  673 personnel. 12 crews, 28 engines, 3 helos. $7.4 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with torching, crowning and short-range spotting. 12,356 acres. 22% contained. 703 personnel. 13 crews, 13 helos and 28 engines. 2055 homes threatened.  $6.4 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with torching, crowning and short-range spotting. Homes threatened. 10,496 acres. 23% contained. 675 personnel. 12 crews, 27 engines and 10 helos. $5.3 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  IMT 1 SW/OSF Green Team. Also managing Belknap Fire. 9,331 acres. 0% contained. 1004 homes threatened. 487 personnel, 10 crews, 2 helos and 16 engines. Evacuations orders (Level 3 – GO!) issued for Edgington, Crossroads divisions and isolate structures South of Sisters, oR. Hwy 242 closed from Sisters to Observatory Road. Level 1 (Get Ready) evacuation orders for Tollgate subdivision. Estimated containment 10/1/2017.

NENA SPRINGS FIRE – 7 air miles NE of Simnasho, OR

On the NE Boundary of Warm Springs Indian Reservation, OR.  Started 8/11/2017. USDA BIA. Grass, timber, dormant brush.  Human caused, under investigation. 10 structures lost. #NenaSpringsFire

Smoke Column from Nena Springs Fire as it moves across Indian Creek Canyon, photo By Robyn Broyles, PIO

Credit: Robyn Broyles, PIO

8/25/2017:  68,135 acres. 75% contained. 134 personnel. 4 crews, 15 engines, 1 helo. 10 structures lost. $7.6 Million.

8/24/2017:  68,135 acres. 75% containment. 134 crews. 4 crews, 15 engines, 1 helo. 10 structures lost. $7.6 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with creeping and torching. 68,135 acres. 75 % contained. Human caused.  1 home, 3 minor damaged. 6 homes, 4 minor lost. 134 personnel. 4 crews, 1 helo and 15 engines. 10 structures lost. $7.6 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with creeping and torching.  68,135 acres. 60% containment.  141 personnel. 4 crews, 15 engines, 1 helo.  $7.2 Million CTD.

NOISY CREEK FIRE – 33 miles from Colville, WA

Started 8/11/2017.   Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service.   Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service.  #NoisyCreekFire

8/25/2017:  4,000 acres. 70% contained.  78 personnel. 1 crew, 5 engines and 0 helos. $5.7 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  4,000 acres. 70% contained.  78 personnel. 1 crew, 5 engines. $5.7 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:   Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and single-tree torching. 4000 acres. 70% contained. 78 personnel. 1 crew, 5 engines. 3 homes threatened. $5.7 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with backing, creeping and single-tree torching. Homes threatened. 4,000 acres. 68% containment.  78 personnel.  1 crew, 5 engines. $5.5 Million CTD.

NORSE PEAK FIRE – 11 miles West of Cliffdell, WA

Burning inside the Norse Peak Wilderness in WA. (includes 4 fires) Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. Timber.  USDA Forest Service.  #NorsePeakFire

8/25/2017: (5) fires. Type 2 IMT. Managing American and Union Creek fires. Active fire behavior with isolated torching, backing and creeping. 2,092 acres. 96% contained. Structures are being threatened. 344 personnel. 8 crews, 14 engines, 3 helos. $1.7 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  1,996 acres. 8% contained. Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching. 339 personnel. 8 crews, 14 engines, 1 helo. $1.5 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with running and torching. 1,643 acres. 8% contained.  110 homes threatened. 279 personnel. 6 crews. 1 helo. 14 engines. Hwy 410 closed. LEVEL 3 evacuations in effect for Union Creek, Pleasant Valley.  LEVEL 1 evacuations for Goose Prairie and Bumping Lake. 9 fires including American and Union Creek Trail as the largest. $1.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Type 2 IMT, NW Team 13. Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking. Homes threatened. 1,566 acres. 6% contained. 274 personnel. 6 crews, 12 engines and 1 helo. $936,000 CTD. .

NORTH PELICAN FIRE – North slope of Pelican Butte, OR

Start 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. USFS. Closed timber litter and brush. #NorthPelicanFire

Wetting down a log slash pile.

8/23/2017:  1,200 acres. 5% containment.  200 homes threatened. 148 personnel. 2 crews. 15 engines. Estimated containment 10/15/2017.

REACH FIRE  – 25 miles West of Connell, WA

Mid-Columbia National Wildlife Refuge Complex. FWS. Tall grass.  Moderate fire behavior with running, spotting and smoldering. 665 acres. 30% contained. 19 personnel. 4 engines. $100,000 CTD. #ReachFire

8/24/2017:   2,737 acres. 17% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching.  68 personnel. 2 crews, 4 engines. $3.1 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and torching. 2,686 acres. 17% containment. 70 personnel. 2 crews, 3 engines. Also managing Horse Creek and Whitewater Fires. $3 Million CTD.

8/22/207:  2,831 acres. 13% contained. 311 personnel. 10 crews, 9 engines. $2.8 Million CTD.

 

SCATTER CREEK FIRE – 1 mile East of Rochester, WA

South Puget Sound Region. WA DNR. Started on private land. Timber, brush and short grass. #ScatterCreekFire

8/25/2017:  Moderate fire behavior.  462 acres.  65% contained. 123 personnel. 25 engines. $820,000.

8/24/2017:  NEW! 485 acres. 12% contained.  Moderate fire behavior.  25 engines. $350,000 CTD.

 

STALEY FIRE – 23 miles South of Oakridge, OR

Willamette NF. Lightning caused. Started 8/10/2017.  Timber and brush. USDA Forest Service.  Type 2 IMT.  #StaleyFire

Building fire lines.

8/25/2017:  Type 2 IMT.  Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering. 1,139 acres. 20% contained. 477 personnel. 14 crews, 11 engines and 1 helo. $3.1 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  1,077 acres. 16% contained.  Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, short-range spotting and single-tree torching. 392 personnel. 12 crews, 11 engines. $2.6 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching and short-range spotting. 1,077 acres. 12% contained. 366 personnel. 12 crews. 11 engines. $2.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  831 acres. 0% contained. 348 personnel. 11 crews, 12 engines and 2 helos. $1.4 Million CTD.

UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX – 50 miles East of Roseburg, OR

Started 8/11/2017. (6) fires. IMT1. Timber and grass. #UmpquaNorthComplex

Monday, August 21, an inversion layer caused smoke to lay down in the Umpqua River valley along Highway 138, closing the road from Mile Post 43 to 54.  Poor visibility and falling rocks and debris made driving very difficult.

8/25/2017:  13,546 acres. 7% contained. 925 personnel. 19 crews, 72 engines and 3 helos. 1 structure lost. $9.4 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  IMT Type 1. 11,680 acres. 7% contained. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, uphill runs, single-tree torching.892 personnel. 20 crews, 72 engines, 3 helos. 1 structure lost. $8.3 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with flanking, torching and running. 11,680 acres. 1% contained. 48 homes, 21 non-residential commercial, 30 minor structures threatened. 13 non-residential commercial buildings have been damaged. 1 minor structure lost. 854 personnel. 19 crews. 3 helos. 72 engines. 7 fires Happy Dog/5669 acres, Fall Creek/2667 acres, Ragged Ridge/1276 acres, Cal Copeland/532 acres, Brookentooth/443 acres, Devils Canyon/114.  LEVEL 1 -3 in effect. Shelter at Red Cross shelter at Glide Seventh Day Adventist church, 19085 North Umpqua Hwy, Glide OR 1 structure lost. $6.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with flanking and torching. Homes threatened. 1 structure destroyed. Evacuation orders in effect. 10,793 acres. 1% contained.  812 personnel. 17 crews, 70 engines and 3 helicopters. $6.2 Million CTD.

UNION CREEK – 11 miles West of Cliffdell, WA

Okanogan – Wenatchee NF. Timber. #UnionCreekFire

8/25/2017:  Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking.  156 acres.  0% contained. Homes threatened. Evacuations in effect. 4 personnel. 0 resources. $130,000 CTD.

8/24/2017:  Newly reported from overnight.  132 acres. 0% contained. Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking. 4 personnel. $117,000 CTD.

WHITEWATER FIRE – 15 miles East of Detroit, OR

Started 7/23/2017. Lightning ignited. Multiple fires. Timber, brush. USDA Forest. HORSE COMPLEX. #WhitewaterFire

Crews on the Southwest edge of the Whitewater Fire performed controlled burnout operations to strengthen control lines.

8/25/2017:  Type 1 IMT recycling to occur on Sunday, 8/27/2017.  Also managing Rebel and Horse Creek Complex fires. Moderate fire behavior with backing, spotting and short-crown runs.  9,068 acres. 30% contained. 751 personnel. 18 crews, 20 engines and 6 helos. $20.2 Million CTD. Structures threatened.

8/24/2017:  8,891 acres. 30% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and single-tree torching.  682 personnel. 15 crews, 17 engines, 6 helos. $19.5 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and single-tree torching. 8,878 acres. 30% contained. 638 personnel. 13 crews. 6 helos. 17 engines. 113 homes, 1 mixed commercial/home, 46 minor structures threatened. 638 personnel. 13 crews. 17 engines. 6 copters.  Also managing the Horse Creek Complex and Rebel Fires. $19 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  8,487 acres. 30% contained. 603 personnel.  12 crews, 17 engines and 6 helos. Estimated containment date is 10/31/2017. $18.1 Million CTD.

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NW Fire CAD Activity | Noon Update

Summary | As time allows, we are starting to grab some dispatched calls for wildland resources all across Washington and Oregon.  Hold on to your seat because there are a lot of them. This post is for all wildfires within the last

WASHINGTON STATE

CENTRAL REGION

BRISTOL FIRE – Klickita County, Bristol, WA. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 1304 hours. Contained @ 1605 hours. DNR response. 2.69 acres. Grass, brush, timber and duff. In patrol status.

MILE POST 89 FIRE – Chelan County, Skinny Creek. WA.  8/19/2017. Dispatched 1230 hours. Contained 1830 hours. Controlled 1830 hours. Timber, logs and duff. IC @ 1550 hours. 0.1 acres.

WYMER FIRE – Kittitas County. Lumas Creek. Single RR tie fire. Hardwood fire fuels. 8/19/2017. Dispatched at 0700 hours. Contained @ 0855 hours. Controlled @ 0856 hours. 0.1 acres.

NORTHEAST REGION

PINKNEY CITY FIRE – Stevens County, Pinkney City. WA . 8/20/2017. Dispatched @ 1133. (NC 326, NC 61). Resources on-scene @ 1140 hours.

STARVATION FIRE – Stevens County, Starvation Lake. WA.  8/20/2017 @ 1058 hours. (E11, E561, NC 62). Resources on-scene @ 1124 hours.

LAKE VALLEY LOOP FIRE – Lincoln County. Fish Trap. WA.  Grass, brush and timber. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 1947 hours. Staffed fire. AR 445, AR 62, HT 43 dispatched. 3 acres.

WESTVIEW FIRE – Spokane County. E Westview Court, WA. Grass, slash, light timber.  8/19/2017.  AR 414 dispatched @ 1233 hours. Contained @ 1500 hours. Controlled @ 1700 hours. 1.4 acres.

ANTOINE PEAK FIRE – Spokane County, Antoine Peak. Brush, grass and timber. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 0347 hours. Contained @ 0410 hours. Controlled @ 0415 hours. 0.3 acres.

PACIFIC CASCADE

1500 SPUR FIRE – Clark County, WA.  WA DNR response. smoldering in slash. 8/20/2017. Dispatched @ 1051 hours. IC arrived @ 1103 hours. Resources are North E280. 0.1 acres.

COUGAR CREEK – Unknown location. WA  Brush and timber. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 0809 hours. Contained @ 0830 hours. Controlled @ 0830 hours. 0.1 acres.

SOUTH PUGET SOUND

437 STREET FIRE – Pierce County. Eatonville, WA. Grass, brush fire fuels. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 1325 hours. Contained @ 1647 hours. Controlled @ 1740 hours. In patrol status.

COLUMBIA CASCADE

LOST CREEK FIRE – Along 66 Road near 60 Junction, WA. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 1057 hours. 0.1 acres.

OREGON STATE

CENTRAL REGION

0959 CR FIRE – Davis Lake, OR. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 2217 hours.

0955 PR FIRE – Hwy. 380 MP 34.5. Dispatched 8/19/2017 @ 1728 hours. 3 acres.

0954 CR FIRE – Hwy 97 @ MP 198. Dispatched @ 1703 hours PDT. 0.1 acres.

0953 NW FIRE – Cultus Lake Resort, Cultus Mtn. OR. Dispatched @ 1648 hours. 0.1 acres.

0951 RN FIRE – Willow Creek Canyon, OR. E420 dispatched @ 1359 hours. 1 acre.

VALE DISPATCH

BLEVINS FIRE – Blevins Reservoir, OR. Dispatched @ 1059 hours. 1,314 acres. Active fire (see our other post under “NW Active Wildfires”)

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/20/2017 @ 1215 hours PDT

 

 

 

 

NW Fire Chronicles | Chetco Bar Fire | 1

ROGUE RIVER-SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST, OREGON

smoke column 7-29-17

CHETCO BAR FIRE

Summary | This wildfire is located on the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest that was detected on July 17, 2017, from lightning strike activity in the area.  Additionally, it is located 16 miles West of Selma burning in timber and brush.

Due to firefighter safety and the low risk of assets, there has been no direct fire attacks.

Size Up | There has been 4,583 acres scorched with a 12% containment status.  The fire has burned into the 2002 Biscuit and 1987 Silver Fires scars.   The fire behavior is currently minimal with backing and uphill runs.

Resources | There are 71 personnel assigned along with 2 crews and 1 helicopter.

Cost-To-Date | $1.6 Million.

Social Media |  #ChetcoBarFire #ORwildfire2017

(c) 2017 The NW Fire – Updated 8/8/2017 2240 PDT

NW Fire Chronicles | Bear Butte Fire | 1

OREGON

Fuel loading in mop-up areas, Aug. 8

BUTTE FIRE

Incident Summary | This wildfire is burning on the Wallowa – Whitman National Forest on the Anthony Lakes West of the North Powder (Baker County) in Oregon.  This wildfire was reported on August 4, 2017, around 1400 hours PDT.

Cause | The cause is unknown and is under investigation.

Resources | There are 395 personnel assigned to this incident, alongside 9 crews, 15 engines and 4 helicopters. IC/Command is a NW IMT 9 team.

Size Up | Firefighters have made good progress on spot fires and improving fire lines.  The fire behavior remains to be active with short-crown runs, short-range spotting and single tree torching.   489 acres have been consumed and there is a 30%containment status.

Cost-to-Date | $1 Million.

Social Media | Follow us here on our official Fire Blog, Twitter @nwfireblog and on our Facebook page.   Hashtags we are using for this post:  #BearButteFire #ORwildfire2017

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(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2017 – @ 2210 hours PDT

 

 

Fire CAD Activity | NW Region | August 6 2017

FIRE CAD ACTIVITY | For the States of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, here is a preliminary list of wildfires for Sunday morning on August 6, 2017.

Washington

Dispatched 1130 | College Fire | The Dalles. E602 dispatched. | Columbia Cascade Comm Center.

Dispatched 0942 | Brush fire. Walla Walla County. Walla Walla County & USFW fire crews responded. Grass, brush. Unified Command. 12.9 acres. E841 and 863 initially dispatched. | Central WA Comm Center

Dispatched 0736 | Command 27 Road Fire.  | Brush fire.  Douglas County. Rugged Butte. Douglas County & BLM responded.

Oregon

Unknown dispatch time | UPF 270 Fire | Campground. MM 10.5. 0.1 acre. | Roseburg

Idaho

Dispatched 1255 | Alturas Creek Fire | SNRA – South of Petit Lake. Escaped campfire. Contained and controlled. .1 acre. E641 STF RRE3-1 responded. | South Central Idaho

Dispatched 1133 | RICC-269 Fires | DL Campground. Abandoned campfires. Several unattended campfires. | South Central Idaho

Dispatched 1022 | Johnson Creek Fire | .08 acre. E661 responded. D6 resources on-scene. | CDA

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/6/2017 – 1340 hours PDT

 

U.S Active Wildfires | Washington | Jul 20 2017

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Here are the most active wildfires for the State of Washington on Thursday, July 20, 2017.  Hope you enjoy.

Bateman Island Fire.  Resource order being drawn from the City of Richland wildland firefighters.

Firefighter on Bateman Island on 7/16/2017. (Credit: BCFD1)

NEW! #CopperFire.  Ferry County. Copper Mountain. Dispatched @ 1835 hours PDT. Resources o/s @ 1910 hours. Resources include:  C 201 DIV 2 HI 10 HI 122 HI 141 HI 142 HI 144 HI 145 HI 146 HI 147 HI 25 HI 26 HI 60 PIONEER T1 UMPQUA 26.  1 acre.  Grass, brush and timber.

NEW! #400 Fire.   U.S. Army Military Training Center. Corral Canyon in Yakima County, Washington State. Burning on both sides of Yakima and Kittitas County borders.  Crews dispatched 7/20/2017 @ 2004 and reported at 1,000 acres but now 18,800 acres.  Resources:  H345, WEN-AA. Air resources requested.

NEW!   L Road Fire.  Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge, FWS. 7 miles SE of Mattawa, WA. Brush and short grass. Extreme fire behavior. 526 acres. 90% contained. 5 engines. $50,000 CTD.

Noisy Creek Fire.  3 miles E of Sullivan Lake  (Northern Pend Orielle County) on  Colville NF. Reported 7/15/2017. Lightning caused. 125 acres. 0% contained. 54 personnel assigned. 3 crews. $125,000 CTD.

Redford Canyon Fire.  Colville Agency, BIA. 8 miles SE of Keller, WA. Light logging slash, brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Road closures in effect. 681 acres. 80% contained. 359 personnel.  11 crews. 18 engines. 3 helicopters. $1.3 Million CTD.

NEW! Richland Fire.  SR240 @ MP26.  RPD and RFD responded to a natural cover fire on the east side of SR240 near MP26 on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Unknown cause and limited details.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – 7/20/2017 @ 2245 Hours PDT

U.S Active Wildfires | Washington | Jul 19 2017

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Here are the most active wildfires for the State of Washington on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.  Hope you enjoy!

Clayton Fair Fire.  Clayton Fair (Stevens County). 1913 dispatched. 1930 resources.

Noisy Creek Fire.  3 miles E of Sullivan Lake  (Northern Pend Orielle County) on  Colville NF. Reported 7/15/2017. Lightning caused. 102 acres.  50% contained. Timber, grass, brush and heavy deadened fuels.  Fire became active today and pushed uphill.

Red Mtn Fire.  NW of Maple Falls  (Whatcom County). 1 acre. Dispatched @ 1416 hours. IC assigned @ 1752 hours. Resources assigned:  CL 41, DEM 31, 32, E464,466,560, GL30,40, HAM31, 32, ISO30, KEN31, NK30, NW28, RADIO22. Grass and brush. 4 engines. Good knockdown.

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Wildfire CAD Activity | Washington | July 18 2017 PM

Here is the Wildfire CAD Activity of resources dispatched, locations, acres and status.  NOTE:  Limited info is showing on most of these. – Thanks for reading our post and following along!

WASHINGTON

2900 Rock Pit Fire.  Cowlitz County – Coal Creek Road. Dispatched at 1022  hours PDT. Contained and under control @ 1300 hours PDT.  Out @ 1638 hours PDT. Slash pile turned back over to landowner. | Olympic Region Dispatch Center.

L Road Fire.  Grant County – L Road SW.  Fire West of Saddle Mtn Lake. USFW responded.  BATT 804, E332, E6696.  BLM E842 and E852.  200 acres.  | Central WA Dispatch Comm Center.

Little River Fire.  Little River Road off of Black Diamond.  Dispatched @ 1059 hours PDT. | Olympic Region Dispatch.

Morrison Fire.  Kittitas County – Elk Heights.  Escaped burn pile.  Fire turned back over to Landowner. DNR SE 442 responded. Dispatch time 1311 hours PDT.  Contained @ 1516 hours PDT. Controlled @ 1517 hours PDT. | Central WA Dispatch Comm Center.

 

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/18/2017 @ 1945 Hours PDT (PM Update)

#CanyonCreekFire | Washington | 4

NEAR CARLTON, WASHINGTON

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire is burning about 2 miles North of Carlton, Washington that began on July 15, 2017, that prompted many fire resources to be dispatched would quickly become a larger fire.

RESOURCES

185 personnel.  11 crews.  53 engines.  3 helicopters.  State Mobe approved. IC:  Washington DNR – NE Region.

FIRE FUELS

Timber, brush and tall grass.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

Moderate fire behavior.  1,192 acres with a 10% containment status.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

2 structures have been lost.  Fire suppression and containment costs to date have reached up to $204,000. (readjusted figure)

A smokey haze sat in the lower part of Methow Valley which is from a wildfire in nearby along the U.S. – Canadian border. (Fire is in Canada)

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Photo Credit: Okanogan Fire District #6

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

#CanyonCreekFire #WAwildfire2017 #WAwildfire #OkanoganCountyFire

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(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/17/2017 @ 2100 Hours PDT

#CanyonCreekFire | Washington | 4

NEAR CARLTON, WASHINGTON

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INCIDENT SUMMARY

On  Saturday, July 15, 2017, a fire was reported 1 mile North of Carlton near Mile Post (MP) 23.75 on the East side of roadway.

The fire then would  cross over SR 153 and the Methow River near Ross Road with it burning North to just past Taylor Road near MP 26 and to the East.

COMMAND

Washington DNR – NE Region.

RESOURCES

107 personnel.  3 crews. 17 engines. 3 helicopters. State mobilization units of 4 strike teams and an a Type 3 IMT unit.

FIRE FUELS

Timber, brush and tall grass.

FIRE BEHAVIOR

Active fire behavior with spotting. 1000 acres. 0% containment.

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Dropping water over the Canyon Creek Fire. (Photo Credit: Methow Valley News)

EVACUATIONS

Level 3 evacuations from Carlton to Benson Creek and Carlton up Texas Creek.

Level 2 evacuations  from Benson Creek to Lower Beaver Creek.

Fire personnel will re-evaluate on 7-16-2017.

SHELTERS

2 Red Cross Shelters are in operation:  Twisp Community Center and Brewster High School.

 

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Fire crews working the line. (Photo Credit: Methow Valley News)

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

PUD turned off electric power from Twisp to Libby Creek due to burning power poles and downed lines. Power was isolated and restored to most users. The burnt poles are planned to be replaced in daylight hours 7-16-2017.

WEATHER FORECAST

The current weather report is a forecast of cooler temps on Monday, July 17, 2017,  with winds out of the North and NW 6 to 11 mph.

COST-TO-DATE

$1,000,000.

SOCIAL MEDIA

#CanyonCreekFire #WAwildfire2017 #WAwildfire #OkanoganCountyFire

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(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/16/2017 @ 1740 Hours PDT