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

WA WILDFIRE |CHELAN HILLS FIRE | 2

DOUGLAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON

UPDATE 3 – JULY 31, 2018 – 1430 PDT

Fire has burned 1,842 acres and crews have successfully reached a 97% containment status.  There are 244 personnel assigned along with 4 crews, 34 engines and 0 helicopters.

Photo Credit | WA DNR

2 primary homes and 1 vacation homes, along with several outbuildings, crops and wheat fields were damaged.

Fire suppression efforts and containment status costs-to-date have reached $1.6Million.

UPDATE 2 – JULY 29, 2018 – 1045 PDT

The fire has burned 1,842 acres and has reached a 40% containment status.

There are 130 firefighters assigned to this incident and today, will be tasked with continued containment efforts throughout the day, along with air resources when needed.

WSP states there could be traffic delays on SR 97 as fire activity could impact roadways off and on today.

Taken on July 27th. Photo Credit:  WSP

Boaters are asked to remain clear of the area used by the planes and helicopters for dipping water.

UPDATE 1 – JULY 28, 2018 – 2200 PDT

July 27:  WA DNR fire assets joined five airplanes, local and BLM Oregon fire crews that were dispatched to a fire was burning on the east side of the Columbia River, east of Chelan Falls (not to be confused with Lake Chelan) and north of Orondo, Washington State.

Photo taken on July 28th.  Credit:  WA DNR

Friday morning, the NCW Fairgrounds in Waterville opened their facility to shelter any animals impacted by the wildfire. Officials request that if you use this shelter, to leave animal information on the Log at the Fair Office.  Questions or need assistance, you may contact Carolyn @ 775-790-5616.

Taken on July 27 – Credit:  WSP Trooper Brian Moore, PIO

200 Firefighters are assigned on this fire and are working tirelessly around the clock to suppress and contain this extremely active fire.

At about 1900 hours, the fire was said to be moving rapidly due to increased winds.  The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office issued Level 2 evacuations for McNeil Canyon including Beebe Ranch area.

Around 2130 hours, the fire had burned 1,200 acres that prompted evacuation notifications to be issued by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

July 28:  This morning rain fell over the area creating good news in how the  wildfire was moving “away” from the roadway.

DNR estimated the fire had grown to 800 acres scorched earlier in the morning, but  an air flight recon over the fire line was completed just after noon the estimation would come in a whopping 1,800 acres!  However, crews were beginning to make progress with reach a preliminary 20% containment status.

WA State Fire Mobe resources were approved during the day and were in the process of being deployed on this rapidly growing firestorm.

Around 1630 hours, the Douglas County Sheriffs Office reopened McNeil Canyon but wants drivers to know to be cautious and have your situational awareness in tune to your surroundings.  Additionally, yield to fire personnel and their apparatus, as they are still working in the area.

As of 2100 hours, WSP states traffic was returning to alternate traffic in which a WSDOT pilot car would escort drivers on a single lane in each direction from milepost 213 (Orondo) to milepost 235 (SR 97/SR150 Junction).

Drivers whom want to avoid traffic delays, may use alternate SR97A which is fully open.  This traffic operation will remain in effect throughout the night and expect long delays.

#ChelanHillsFire #WAwildfires2018 #WA

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

 

WA WILDFIRE |CHELAN HILLS FIRE

DOUGLAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON —

UPDATE 1 – JULY 28, 2018 – 2200 PDT

July 27:  WA DNR fire assets joined five airplanes, local and BLM Oregon fire crews that were dispatched to a fire was burning on the east side of the Columbia River, east of Chelan Falls (not to be confused with Lake Chelan) and north of Orondo, Washington State.

Photo taken on July 28th.  Credit:  WA DNR

Friday morning, the NCW Fairgrounds in Waterville opened their facility to shelter any animals impacted by the wildfire. Officials request that if you use this shelter, to leave animal information on the Log at the Fair Office.  Questions or need assistance, you may contact Carolyn @ 775-790-5616.

Taken on July 27 – Credit:  WSP Trooper Brian Moore, PIO

200 Firefighters are assigned on this fire and are working tirelessly around the clock to suppress and contain this extremely active fire.

At about 1900 hours, the fire was said to be moving rapidly due to increased winds.  The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office issued Level 2 evacuations for McNeil Canyon including Beebe Ranch area.

Around 2130 hours, the fire had burned 1,200 acres that prompted evacuation notifications to be issued by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

July 28:  This morning rain fell over the area creating good news in how the  wildfire was moving “away” from the roadway.

DNR estimated the fire had grown to 800 acres scorched earlier in the morning, but  an air flight recon over the fire line was completed just after noon the estimation would come in a whopping 1,800 acres!  However, crews were beginning to make progress with reach a preliminary 20% containment status.

WA State Fire Mobe resources were approved during the day and were in the process of being deployed on this rapidly growing firestorm.

Around 1630 hours, the Douglas County Sheriffs Office reopened McNeil Canyon but wants drivers to know to be cautious and have your situational awareness in tune to your surroundings.  Additionally, yield to fire personnel and their apparatus, as they are still working in the area.

As of 2100 hours, WSP states traffic was returning to alternate traffic in which a WSDOT pilot car would escort drivers on a single lane in each direction from milepost 213 (Orondo) to milepost 235 (SR 97/SR150 Junction).

Drivers whom want to avoid traffic delays, may use alternate SR97A which is fully open.  This traffic operation will remain in effect throughout the night and expect long delays.

#ChelanHillsFire #WAwildfires2018 #WA

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

 

Active Wildfires | NW Region | August 8 2017

NORTHWEST WILDFIRES | A few more wildfires to add to our list while removing some of them now fully contained, not necessarily out. Here is our recap for Monday, August 7, 2017.

#BearButteFire (OR) Wallowa – Whitman NF. IMT 2 . 20 miles NW of Baker City. Timber(OR) Rouge River-Siskiyou NF. IMT 2 (also managing Spruce Lake Fire). Active fire behavior with group isolated torching. 383 acres. 10% containment. 341 personnel.  7 crews, 15 engines and 2 helicopters. $87,000 CTD..

Fire burns up ladder fuels and torches a tree within the Blanket Creek Fire.

This is what Fire crews may be faced when fighting forest fires. Courtesy: Inciweb

#BlanketFire (OR).  Active fire behavior with torching, short-range spotting. 4,600 acres. 31% contained. 727 personnel. 20 crews, 20 engines and 5 helicopters. $8.7 Million CTD..

#ChetcoBarFire.  (OR) Rogue River-Siskiyou NF. NIMO. 16 miles East of Selma, OR. Phoenix NIMO. Timber and brush.  Fire has burned into the scars of Biscuit Fire (2002) and Silver Fire (1987).  Moderate fire with flanking and backing. 4,533 acres. 12% containment status. 66 personnel.  2 crews, 1 helicopter. $1.5 Million CTD..

#CinderButteFire (OR)  BLM – Burns District. 10 miles W of Riley.  Brush and tall grass. Start August 2, 2017. 52,531 acres. 60% containment status. 496 personnel. 14 crews, 27 engines and 2 helos. $2.1 Million CTD..

New! #ClarksCreekFire (OR) DOF. 18 miles NE of La Grande.  Timber, short grass.  Moderate fire behavior with creeping, smoldering and backing. 300 acres. 0% contained. 47 personnel. 11 engines and 1 helo. $45,000 CTD..

#DevilsLakeFire (OR) Fremont-Winema NF. 7 miles SE of Bly. Timber and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. 1,702 acres. 82% containment.  487 personnel. 10 crews, 17 engines and 2 helos. $3.4 Million CTD..

Helicopter at Foster Field helibase. Photo: Marshall Wallace.

This much-needed fire asset is leaving  the Foster Field helibase presumably taking a full bambi bucket of water. Photo Credit: Mark Wallace, USFS

#DiamondCreekFire    (WA) 18 air miles from Mazama and at the intersection of Diamond Creek and Lost River in the Paysaten Wilderness of the Okanogan-Wenatchee NF.  Started July 22, 2017. Cause is suspected as human intervention. — Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, torching and spotting. 9,486 acres. 0% contained. 117 personnel. 2 crews, 5 engines and 4 helos. $1.7 Million CTD..

#HanoverFire (ID) Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs and long-range spotting.  5,431 acres. 0% containment. 282 personnel. 1 Type 1 crew, 2 Type 2 crews, 8 engines, 1 dozer, 4 feller bunchers, 3 skidders, 2 log loaders and 1 processor. Northern Rockies IMT 2..

 #HayesRoadFire (WA). 10 miles NE of Mansfield.  SE WA IMT 2. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. 2,306 acres. 90% containment. 90 personnel. 1 crew, 17 engines and 1 helo. $406,000 CTD.

#IbexFire (ID) Active fire behavior with running, group torching and spotting. Structures threatened. 4,4646 acres. 0% containment. 27 personnel. 2 helos. $250,000 CTD..

A group of people working on the Indian Creek Fire are listening to a briefing from the Helibase Manager and helicopter pilot about the Indian Creek Fire activity. Mt. Adams is visible in the background.

Some of the most important people you want to ever meet – the talented pilots of those large flying machines that like to drop retardant and water down below on the Indian Creek Fire. Courtesy: Inciweb

#IndianCreekFire (OR)  West side of Eagle Creek Trail.  Between Tunnel Falls and 7.5 mile camp Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness within the Hood River Ranger District of Mt. Hood NF.  NIMO.  Moderate fire behavior with backing and creeping.  83 acres. 0% containment status. 75 personnel. 1 crew, 2 helos. $1.5 Million CTD..

#KnotGrassFire (WA) S of Pomeroy (SE part of State) on Asotin and Garfield County line. Grassland, some crops and timber. 350 acres. 90% contained.  54 personnel. 1 crew, 11 engines and 1 helo. $69,000 CTD..

#LavaFlowFire  (ID) Idaho Falls District, BLM.  7 miles South of Atomic City. Brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. 22,651 acres. 98% containment. 65 personnel. 2 crews, 5 engines. $875,000 CTD..

 #MammothCaveFire (OR).  Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing. 47,052 acres. 40% contained. 234 personnel. 3 crews, 24 engines and 3 helos. 3 structures destroyed. $360,000 CTD..

Type II rotor filling its bucket in preparation for a drop on Noisy Creek fire

A Type 2 rotor fills it Bambi bucket (orange container) full of water from a source preparing for a drop over the Noisy Creek Fire. Courtesy: Inciweb

#NoisyCreekFire  (WA) 3 miles E of Sullivan Lake. Pend Orielle County.  Colville NF. Lightning caused. Start July 15, 2017 @ 0800 hours PDT.   Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and uphill runs.  3,120 acres. 22% containment. 212 personnel. 3 crews, 10 engines and 3 helos. $2.1 Million CTD..

 #PowerlineFire (ID) BIA – Ft. Hall Agency. 20 miles SW of Pocatello. Brush and grass. Extreme fire behavior with running, flanking, torching. Evacuations in effect. 46,000 acres. 25% contained. 301 personnel. 8 crews, 26 engines, 4 helos. $300,000 CTD..

New! #RebelFire (OR) Willamette NF. 23 miles NE of Oak Ridge. Oak. Moderate fire behavior with single-tree torching, backing and flanking. 150 acres. 0% contained. 109 personnel. 4 crews, 4 engines. $100,000 CTD..

#ShoestringFire (ID) BLM – Twin Falls District. 4 miles S of Gooding. Brush, Short grass. Active fire behavior with running. 35,737 acres. 50% containment. 50 personnel. 6 engines, 3 helos. 1 structure destroyed. $170,000 CTD..

Smoke column with fire visible at the leading edge of the fire

Explosive smoke and flames on the Spruce Fire. Courtesy: Inciweb

 #SpruceLake Fire (OR) Crater Lake National Park. 15 miles SW of Diamond Lake. Timber.   East of Idanha. Timber and brush.   Active fire behavior with short-range spotting, torching and flanking. 5,300 acres. 13% containment. 332 personnel. 14 crews, 4 engines and 2 helos.$2.1 Million CTD..

Yellow shirted firefighter standing by a fire engine and portable water tanks on a road

Fire engines with portable tanks on the Suiattle Fire. Courtesy: Inciweb

#SuiattleFire  (WA) Near Suiattle River Road. Snohomish County. DNR air and ground resources on-scene. Start July 30, 2017. — Minimal fire behavior. Contained and in mop-up operations on Saturday, August 5, 2017. 216 acres. 221 personnel. 3 crews, 10 engines and 3 helos. $2.1 Million CTD..

#WhitewaterFire (OR). 15 East of Detroit. Active fire behavior with spotting, group torching. 5,421 acres. 0% containment. 619 personnel. 18 crews, 11 engines and 6 helos. $5.2 Million CTD..

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(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Posted on 8/7/2017 @ 2225 hours PDT

Active Wildfires | NW Region | August 6 2017

NORTHWEST WILDFIRES | It has been an extremely busy time for those in the State of Idaho with several new starts.  Here is our recap for the  Northwest Region on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

Fire Fact:

National Fire Preparedness Level is at 4 (with 5 being the highest), as of July 9, 2017.

#BearButteFire (OR) Wallowa – Whitman NF. IMT 2 . 20 miles NW of Baker City. Timber. Active fire behavior with short crowns and group torching.  — 383 acres. 0% containment. — 170 personnel.  2 crews, 27 engines and 3 helos. — $522,000 CTD.

#BlanketCreekFire  (OR) Rouge River-Siskiyou NF. IMT 2 (also managing Spruce Lake Fire). 9 miles NE of Prospect. Timber.  — Active fire behavior, crowning, spotting and running. — 3,852 acres. 27% contained. — 730 personnel. 21 crews, 18 engines and 5 helicopters. — $6.2 Million CTD.

Large smoke on the Chetco Fire. PC: Rogue River-Siskiyou NF.

#ChetcoBarFire.  (OR) Rogue River-Siskiyou NF. NIMO. 16 miles East of Selma, OR. Phoenix NIMO. Timber and brush.  Fire has burned into the scars of Biscuit Fire (2002) and Silver Fire (1987).  — Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing. — 4,341 acres. 12% contained. — 66 personnel. 2 crews and 1 helo. — $1.5 Million CTD.

Dispatch Areas Map

NW Dispatch Offices (WA only) PC: NWCC

#CinderButteFire (OR)  BLM – Burns District. 10 miles W of Riley.  Brush and tall grass. Start August 2, 2017. — Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and uphill runs. — 52,223 acres. 40% contained. — 378 personnel.  10 crews, 22 engines and 2 helicopters. — 2 structures destroyed.  — $1.5 Million CTD.

New! #CrestView3Fire (ID) Upper Snake Field Office/Bureau of Reclamation. 12 miles NW of Burley. — Active fire behavior with running. — 418 acres. 0% contained. — 23 personnel. 5 engines. — $9,000 CTD.

#DevilsLakeFire (OR) Fremont-Winema NF. 7 miles SE of Bly. Timber and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with creeping, backing and smoldering.  — 1,694 acres. 44% contained.  — 657 personnel. 18 crews, 20 engines and 4 helos. — $2.8 Million CTD.

#DiamondCreekFire    (WA) 18 air miles from Mazama and at the intersection of Diamond Creek and Lost River in the Paysaten Wilderness of the Okanogan-Wenatchee NF.  Started July 22, 2017. Cause is suspected as human intervention. — Moderate fire behavior with up hill runs, torching and spotting. — 8,742 acres. 0% containment. — 162 personnel. 1 crew, 5 engines and 4 helos. — $1.4 Million CTD.

Fire Fact:

As of August 5, 2017,  Nationally speaking we are at 5,771,813 acres burned!

 #HayesRoadFire (WA). 10 miles NE of Mansfield.  SE WA IMT 2. Brush and tall grass. — Moderate fire behavior — 3,000 acres. 50% contained. — 142 personnel. 39 engines. 2 helos. — 1 structure destroyed. — $196,000 CTD.

#HighlineFire (ID) 12 miles SW of Dixie. Timber. — Active fire behavior with short crown runs, short-range spotting and group torching. — 2300 acres. 0% contained. — 10 personnel. — $15,000 CTD.

#IndianCreekFire (OR)  West side of Eagle Creek Trail.  Between Tunnel Falls and 7.5 mile camp Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness within the Hood River Ranger District of Mt. Hood NF.  NIMO.  — Minimal fire behavior. — 83 acres. 0% containment. — 71 personnel. 1 crew, 2 helos. — $1.4 Million CTD.

Fire Fact:

3/4 Humans cause preventable wildfires.

#KnotGrassFire (WA) S of Pomeroy (SE part of State) on Asotin and Garfield County line. Grassland, some crops and timber. — 350 acres. 90% contained. — 54 personnel. 1 crew and 11 engines. — 1 structure destroyed. — $69,000.

Burning grasses on the Lava Flow Fire. PC: BLM – Idaho Fire.

#LavaFlowFire  (ID) Idaho Falls District, BLM.  7 miles South of Atomic City. Brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. — 22,651 acres. 75% containment. — 124 personnel. 3 crews, 10 engines, 1 helo. — $850,000 CTD.

#LonePineFire  (ID) Nez – Perce NF. 25 miles NE of Elk City. Below Lone Pine Point in the vicinity of Mink Peak Fire and expected to merge into this wildfire. Lightning caused. Started on July 14, 2017. Type 4 IC managing fire burning naturally.

New! #MammothCaveFire (OR). Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Evacuations in effect. — 30,000 acres. 0% contained. — 137 personnel. 20 engines and 3 helos. — 3 structures destroyed. — $300,000 CTD.

Fire Fact:

Nationally speaking, there were 44 large fires burning in 7 states with Oregon and Idaho reporting overnight with the most increased fire activity, burned acreage.

#MorganCreekFire (OR) Vale District, BLM. 6 miles NE of Huntington. Brush and short grass. — 2,286 acres. 50% contained. — 123 personnel. 5 crews, 12 engines. — $200,000 CTD.

Mammoth Fire. PC: BLM – Idaho Fire

#NoisyCreekFire  (WA) 3 miles E of Sullivan Lake. Pend Orielle County.  Colville NF. Lightning caused. Start July 15, 2017 @ 0800 hours PDT.  — Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and uphill runs. — 3380 acres. 20% contained. — 156 personnel.  2 crews and 2 helicopters. — $1.9 Million CTD.

#NForkHughesFire  (ID) Panhandle. 20 miles N of Nordman on Priest Lake Ranger District in Upper Hughes Creek drainage and N of Hughes Meadow across from the Washington State line. Lightning cause possibly.

Fire Fact:

Drones flying in the same airspace as Fire Suppression helicopters and planes can not only collide with them, but force them to land or even crash.

Fire has crossed over the Bannock County line. PC: BLM – Idaho Fire

New! #PowerlineFire (ID) BIA – Ft. Hall Agency. 20 miles SW of Pocatello. Brush and grass. Extreme fire behavior with running, spotting. — Residences threatened. Evacuations in effect. — 23,000 acres. 20% containment. 142 personnel. 2 crews, 22 engines. — $200,000 CTD.

Another great shot of the Suiattle Fire. PC: Marcus Pond

New! #ShoestringFire (ID) BLM – Twin Falls District. 4 miles S of Gooding. Brush, Short grass. — Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven runs. — Structures threatened. — 12,000 acres. 0% contained. — 5 engines, 3 helos. — $90,000 CTD.

 #SpruceLake Fire (OR) Crater Lake National Park. 15 miles SW of Diamond Lake. Timber.   East of Idanha. Timber and brush.   — Moderate fire behavior with spotting, torching and flanking. — 4,668 acres. 9% contained.  — 324 personnel. 14 crews, 4 engines and 2 helos. — $1.7 Million CTD.

Fire Fact:

There are no official rules but first responders generally name a fire after a meadow, creek, city of type of plant they see.

#SuiattleFire  (WA) Near Suiattle River Road. Snohomish County. DNR air and ground resources on-scene. Start July 30, 2017. — Minimal fire behavior. Contained and in mop-up operations on Saturday, August 5, 2017. — 216 acres. — 325 personnel. 8 crews, 11 engines and 3 helos. — $1.8 Million CTD.

Fire suppression helicopter on the Suiattle Fire. PC: Marcus Pond

#WhitewaterFire (OR). 15 East of Detroit. Active Fire behavior with spotting and group torching. — 54,219 acres. 0% containment. — 393 personnel. 10 crews, 10 engines and 7 helicopters. — $4.5 Million CTD.

Fire Fact:

Stage 1 burn ban for Washington has been lifted.

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Active Wildfires | WA, OR, ID | August 5 2017

NORTHWEST WILDFIRES | We are listing the current active wildfires gleaned from various sources and compiled into a single post for Saturday, August 5, 2017

WASHINGTON STATE

How to Report a Wildfire:  Call 911 and 800-562-6010.

#BurnoutRdFire DNR – NW Region. 6 miles southeast of the Lost Lake Trailhead of the Larrabee State Park which is 4 miles south of Bellingham on Chuckanut Drive.  48 acres. 80% contained. 104 personnel.

#DiamondCreekFire    18 air miles from Mazama and at the intersection of Diamond Creek and Lost River in the Paysaten Wilderness of the Okanogan-Wenatchee NF.  Started July 22, 2017. Cause is suspected as human intervention. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, group torching and long-range spotting. Structures threatened. 8,742 acres. 0% contained. 149 personnel. 1 crew, 5 engines and 4 helos. $1.1 Million CTD.

Hayes Road Fire in WA. PC: Douglas County Fire District #5

Newly Reported! #HayesRoadFire Washington State. 10 miles NE of Mansfield.  SE WA IMT 2. Brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Residences threatened. Evacuations and road closures in effect. 500 acres. 0% contained. 14 personnel. 1 engine. 25,000 CTD.

#KnotGrassFire S of Pomeroy (SE part of State) on Asotin and Garfield County line. Grassland, some crops and timber. Minimal fire behavior. Residences threatened.  350 acres. 50% contained. 54 personnel. 1 crew, 11 engines. 1 structure destroyed. $69,000 CTD.

 #MaldenFire  WA FMO. Started 8/2 on private land, 1 mile N of Malden. Tall grass. 246 acres. 80% contained. Limited info available.

#NoisyCreekFire  3 miles E of Sullivan Lake. Pend Orielle County.  Colville NF. Lightning caused. Start July 15, 2017 @ 0800 hours PDT.  Active fire behavior with flanking, uphill runs and group torching. 2,470 acres. 4% contained. 142 personnel. 2 crews, 1 engine and 2 helicopters. $1.7 Million CTD.

Vehicles are parked at a drop point on the fire

This is what Interagency cooperation looks like. 3 different Agencies working together. PC: Julie Knubel (via Inciweb)

 #SuiattleFire  Near Suiattle River Road. Snohomish County. DNR air and ground resources on-scene. Start July 30, 2017. Moderate fire behavior.  216 acres. 25% contained. 356 personnel. 9 crews, 11 engines and 6 helos. $1.3 Million CTD.

OREGON

New! #BearButteFire Wallowa – Whitman NF. IMT 2 . 20 miles NW of Baker City. Timber. Active fire behavior with short crown runs, long-range spotting and group torching. Structures threatened. Evacuations and road closures in effect. 750 acres. 0% containment. 67 personnel. 7 engines and 3 helos. $150,000 CTD.

Firefighter monitors fuel consumption along the Blanket Creek Fire, August 1, 2017

Firefighters on the Blanket Fire monitor as fire consumes the landscape before them. PC: Inciweb

#BlanketCreekFire Rouge River-Siskiyou NF. IMT 2 (also managing Spruce Lake Fire). 9 miles NE of Prospect. Timber.  Moderate fire behavior with short crown runs, flanking and torching.  3,750 acres. 14% contained. 737 personnel. 23 crews, 14 engines 5 helicopters. $6.2 Million CTD.

smoke column 7-29-17

Smoke column rises on July 29, 2017 on the Chetco  Bar Fire. PC: Inciweb

#ChetcoBarFire.  Rogue River-Siskiyou NF. NIMO. 16 miles East of Selma, OR. Phoenix NIMO. Timber and brush.  Fire has burned into the scars of Biscuit Fire (2002) and Silver Fire (1987).  Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing. 4,228 acres. 12% contained. 63 personnel. 2 crews, 1 helicopter. $1.6 Million CTD.

#CinderButteFire BLM – Burns District. 10 miles W of Riley.  Brush and tall grass. Start August 2, 2017. Active fire behavior with torching.  52,223 acres. 15% contained. 271 personnel. 6 crews, 23 engines and 1 helicopter. 2 structures destroyed. $300,000 CTD.

Photo from the air of Devils Lake Fire on its first day

Air recon flight on the Devils Lake Fire. PC: Daniel Williams (via Inciweb)

 #DevilsLakeFire Fremont-Winema NF. 7 miles SE of Bly. Timber and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with creeping, smoldering and isolated torching. 1,694 acres. 25% contained. 577 personnel. 17 crews, 16 engines and 4 helos. $2 Million. CTD.

#IndianCreekFire. West side of Eagle Creek Trail.  Between Tunnel Falls and 7.5 mile camp Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness within the Hood River Ranger District of Mt. Hood NF.  NIMO.  Min fire behavior. 83 acres. 0% contained. 69 personnel. 1 crew and 2 helos. $1.3 Million CTD.

#MorganCreekFire. Vale District, BLM. 6 miles NE of Huntington. Brush and short grass. Min fire behavior. 2,286 acres. 50% contained. 123 personnel. 5 crews, 12 engines. $200,000 CTD.

Cinder Butte fire burning interior pockets of fuels

Black smoke says it is burning unburned fire fuels on the Cinder Butte Fire. PC: Inciweb

 #SpruceLake Fire. Crater Lake National Park. 15 miles SW of Diamond Lake. Timber.   Active fire behavior with crowning, spotting and running. 5,000 acres. 5% contained. 319 personnel. 14 crews, 4 engines and 2 helos. $1.4 Million CTD.

#WhitewaterFire Willamette NF. IMT 2. Started on BLM land 10 miles east of Idanha. Timber and brush.   Active fire behavior with short-range spotting and group torching.  5,000 acres. 0% containment. 264 personnel. 4 crews, 8 engines and 5 helos. $3.8 Million CTD.

IDAHO WILDFIRES

#CoeFire   Twin Falls District, BLM. 3 miles NW of Malta. Timber, brush and short grass.

Photo of fire plume  from Hanover Fire

Air recon flight from Chair Point Lookout taken on August 3 on the Hanover Fire. PC: Inciweb

#HanoverFire  Nez – Perce NF.  4 miles NE of Florence. IMT2 Timber, brush and grass. Active fire behavior with group torching and single-tree torching. Structures threatened. 3,078 acres. 0% contained. 36 personnel. 2 engines and 4 helos. $1.5 Million CTD.

#HiddenFire Nez – Perce NF.  14 mles W of Pinesdale.  Timber, brush. 7 miles NE of the Elk Summit Guard Station and in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness. Being managed as long-term natural burning fire. 549 acres. 1 person.

#IbexFire   Salmon-Challis NF. Previously reported incident. 23 miles NW of Challis. Timber. Start July 24, 2017. Active fire behavior with crowning, torching and long-range spotting. Smoke is due to impact Challis and surrounding areas. Lightning caused. 3,696 acres. 0% contained. 26 personnel.

#LavaFlowFire  Idaho Falls District, BLM.  7 miles South of Atomic City. Brush and grass. Min fire behavior. 22,651 acres. 45% contained. 147 personnel. 14 crews and 2 engines. $704,000 CTD.

Ibex Fire from Twin Peaks Lookout August 2

Ibex Fire from the Twin Peaks Lookout on August 2, 2017. PC: Inciweb

#LonePineFire  Nez – Perce NF. 25 miles NE of Elk City. Below Lone Pine Point in the vicinity of Mink Peak Fire and expected to merge into this wildfire. Lightning caused. Started on July 14, 2017. Type 4 IC managing fire burning naturally. 2,626 acres. 0% contained.

color photo of Missouri Fire on July 16, 2017

Vast fire spreading on the Missouri Fire taken on July 16. PC: Inciweb

New!  #MissouriFire Krassel Ranger District of Payette NF. 1,277 acres. 50% contained. 52 personnel. Limited details.

#NForkHughesFire  ID Panhandle. 20 miles N of Nordman on Priest Lake Ranger District in Upper Hughes Creek drainage and N of Hughes Meadow across from the Washington State line. Lightning cause possibly. active fire behavior with group torching, backing and some uphill runs. 693 acres. 0% contained.

New! #PuebloFire 6 miles N of Big Creek / Edwardsburg near Pueblo Summit. East of Mosquito Ridge.  Fire reported by Sheepeater Lookout on July 30, 2017 at 1030 Hours. 100% contained.  Limited info.

Tappan Fire August 2, 2017

Fire and smoke backing down the canyon on the Tappan Fire taken on August 2, 2017. PC: Inciweb

#TappanFire  Salmon-Challis NF. Previously reported incident. 28 miles SW of Salmon. Timber and short grass. Active fire with backing down the North side of Camas Creek towards Middle Fork Salmon River. 1,154 acres. 0% contained. 24 personnel. 1 helo.

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NEW! Old Lady Fire Rekindles | Update 1

Updated 9/13/2016 @ 0155 hours PDT

 

Near Roosevelt, Washington in Klickitat County

REPORTS OF REKINDLING

A wildfire named Old Lady Wildfire has rekindled just NW of Roosevelt’s Old Hwy 8 and about 21 miles East of Goldendale, Washington some sources are reporting as long as four hours ago  (around 2220 hours on September 12th) stating.

The originally fire started on September 10th around 1643 hours and was deemed to be human-caused.  It was listed at 100% containment at 1300 acres on September 12th during the 0700 presser released by the NWICC PIO.

Around 2220 hours, reports of a rekindling had occurred and fire units were reporting over Social Media they were en route, along with State Mobe approved resources. (there was no update on the State Mobe page when we last checked it.)

SIZE UNCONFIRMED

There were multiple unconfirmed reports of the size of the new fire was at 1300 acres to as high as 3000 acres.  We are waiting to hear back from our direct sources for confirmation.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Here is a glimpse into what is being said on this wildfire via Social Media.

“Fire is about 40 miles East of Goldendale, one ranch has burned. Roosevelt is about 49 miles from Goldendale on the Columbia River where the regional landfill is, the fire is to the West with a strong north-east wind.” – as of 2342 hours PDT (9/12/2016)

“Red Cross shelter is open in Goldendale for evacuees.” (9/12/2016)

“Fire District 15 in Klickitat County just got released. Possible one or two structures lost, and the fire hit about 1300 acres. We had 12 fire districts on this fire.” – (9/11/2016)

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WA Wildfire: Fletcher Rd Fire | Update 1

Updated 8/7/2016 @ 1930 Hours PDT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Fletcher Rd Fire was reported as wildfire that  broke out on Fletcher Rd in Walla Walla County and spreading into nearby Columbia County on Sunday, August 7, 2016. (12noon)

Earlier this afternoon, State Mobe resources were authorized by Washington State to deploy to the Fletcher Road Fire. (1407 PDT)

Less than an hour later, media and other sources began to report fire was threatening homes, crops and that destruction was heading towards Walla Walla, Washington (1 hour away).

FIRE SIZE

The fire has scorched 2,000 acres and is currently not contained at this time. (1542 PDT)

CAUSE

Started by lightning.

EVACUATIONS

Follow the lead of the fire coming towards many towns, evacuations began to occur. (1426 PDT).

RESOURCES

About 180 personnel are assigned to this incident including State Mobe resources that were demobilized from the Snake River Fire.  Washington DNR, State Mobilization fire and support personnel are on the fire ground, in addition to DNR heavy and light air tankers.

CLOSURES

Lyons Ferry Rd is closed from Highway 261 south to TOMCO seed.

SOCIAL MEDIA

#FletcherRdFire #NWFireBlogWA #WaWildfires2016

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