#RedHorseFire Fully Contained | 3

RED HORSE FIRE

Incident Summary | The  Red Horse Fire that ignited on February 18, 2018 was said described as many as a wildfire that was stretched to 10 miles long and one mile wide.  It had burned a total of 2,549 acres.

After many long hours and tireless efforts, crews have reached a 100% containment status.

Resources | There are still 48 firefighters assigned to this incident, alongside of 18 engines.

Command | Command is in Unified Command with Oklahoma Forestry Services and Freedom Fire Department.

Damage Assessments | There have been no reports of structures threatened, damaged or destroyed.  There has also been no civilian or firefighter injuries reported. The cost-to-date is $232,000.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #RedHorseFire #OKwildfire

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1849 Hours PST

#PleasantFire Almost Contained | 5

PLEASANT FIRE

Incident Summary | The Pleasant Fire has been burning since February 18, 2018, which ignited around 1412 hours on Sunday.  The fire has burned 2,070 acres and crews have reached an 85% containment status.

Current Fire Conditions | Mop-up operations continued today.

Fire Weather | Winds and below freezing temps continue in the area have not hampered containment progress.  Fire Managers are expected full containment of the incident by Saturday, February 24, 2018.  More resources are expected to be released after full containment efforts have been reached.

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Cause | Cause is unknown and under investigation.

Command | Unified  Command is made up of CAL FIRE – San Bernardino Unit, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and CHP.

Resources |  Personnel have dropped from 400 to 313 assigned to this incident alongside 14 fire engines, 16 fire crews and two bulldozers.

Incident Cooperators |  CAL Fire – SBU, Inyo USFS, CHP, CDC, CAL TRANS, Inyo Co SO, Mono Co SO, Paradise FD, DWP, Mammoth Fire, Bishop Fire, Big Pine Fire, Independence Fire, Lone Pine Fire, Long Valley Fire, Wheeler Crest Fire, Red Cross and Edison.

Shelter | An evacuation shelter is still open for displaced residents and their animals is located at the Bishop Tri-County Fairgrounds located at 1234 Fair Street in Bishop, California 93514.  Their phone number is 760-813-3588.

Closures | Brockman Lane (north of HWY 395), 5 Bridges Road, Pleasant Valley Reservoir Road, Jean Blanc Road, and Dixon Lane (west of housing area towards Brockman) Pleasant Valley Campground is closed. Escorts by Inyo Sheriff for emergency necessity only. Pit Campground is closed; however, escorts are available to retrieve belongings through BLM.

Damage Assessment | There have been no homes reported as damaged or destroyed, nor any injuries to civilians or fire crews as being reported reported.  The cost-to-date has reached an all-time high of $1.6 Million.

Photo Credit(s) | CAL FIRE – SBU unit.

Social Media | We are using hashtags #PleasantFire #CAwildfire

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog  – Updated 1840 Hours PST

Colfax Train Derails Three Cars

Placer County |  Reports of a 113-car train that had derailed with three cars still upright in Colfax, prompted a large deployment of fire (and public safety) resources from CAL FIRE’s Nevada – Yuba – Placer Unit on Thursday, February 22, 2018 around   1347 hours PST.

Initially, the three-rail cars that had derailed were said to be carrying non-hazardous materials and had not leaked all.  After their investigation, it was later determined the involved cars were actually empty.  There was no threat to the public.

The train briefly blocked East Grass Valley Road, as well as other nearby intersections but were reopened again.

The railway was said to be reopening again in about eight-to-twelve hours.

Resources | CAL FIRE and law enforcement agencies.

Injuries | There were no civilian and no Public Safety injuries reported.

Damage Assessment | No damage to the Colfax infrastructure was reported.

Cause | The cause of the derailment is unknown at this time.

Photo Credits | CAL FIRE Nevada – Yuba – Placer Unit.

Social Media | We are using #ColfaxDerailment #RailroadIncident for this incident.

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

 

#PleasantFire Repopulation In Effect | 5

PLEASANT FIRE

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Incident Summary | A wildfire has been determined to have started around 1412 hours PST on  February 18, 2018, is still burning on the Pleasant Valley Dam Road and Highway 395, just north of Bishop, (Inyo County) California,  The wildfire had been previously reported as tripling in size to 2,800 acres was quickly reduced down to 2,250 acres after more accurate mapping had been completed.   Today, firefighters continue to hold the wildfire to the same acreage with forward progression as being stopped.

Firefighters have successfully reached a 65% containment status are said to be making good progress during their mop-up operations.

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Cause | Cause is unknown and under investigation.

Command | Unified  Command is made up of CAL FIRE – San Bernardino Unit, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and CHP.

Resources |  350 fire personnel along with 20 engines, 18 hand crews and two bulldozers.  Local government fire resources have been released from the incident.

Incident Cooperators |  CAL Fire – SBU, ino USFS, CHP, CDC, CAL TRANS, Inyo Co SO, Mono Co SO, Paradise FD, DWP, Mammoth Fire, Bishop Fire, Big Pine Fire, Independence Fire, Lone Pine Fire, Long Valley Fire, Wheeler Crest Fire, Red Cross and Edison.

Evacuations |  All evacuation orders have been lifted and all shelters (evacuation/animal) have been closed, as they are no longer needed.

Damage Assessment | There was one trailer destroyed another structure heavily damaged.  No civilian nor firefighter injuries were reported.

Photo Credit(s) | CAL FIRE .

Social Media | We are using hashtags #PleasantFire #CAwildfire

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog  – Updated @ 2055 hours PST

Large Commercial Structure Fire Ablaze | 1

Fresno, California |  A 6,000 square-foot commercial building is ablaze located on 99 South burning the Paul Evert’s RV Country facility in the Fresno/Selma, California area. The fire was reported around 1833 hours PST on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Resources | The first due, Ladder 87 reported heavy fire showing.  Two additional engines were requested (@ 1837 hours PST).  Total deployed fire resources include:  Fresno Fire BC 01, Engines 3, 7, 8 and Truck 19.

Command | Command is designated as “Paul IC”.

Social Media |  We are using the following hashtags already established on Social Media.  #paulevertsrvcountry #fire

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

#PleasantFire Explodes, Triples in Size | 3

PLEASANT FIRE

Incident Summary | A wildfire is burning on Pleasant Valley Dam Road and Highway 395, north of Bishop, California has tripled in size and still on course towards Laws Museum.  The fire has turned from 900 acres burned to 2,800 acres destroyed!  The fire is said to have started around 1412 hours on Sunday, February 18, 2018.    Strong winds have been hampering fire suppression efforts.

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Cause | Cause is unknown and under investigation.

Command | Unified  Command is made up of CAL FIRE – San Bernardino Unit, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and CHP.

Resources | As of Sunday, there were 90 firefighters tasked with fire suppression efforts but as of Monday would explode alongside the fire to 400 personnel!  Fire engines have doubled from yesterday’s 25 to 50 and  from two fire crews to 20, while boosting  two bulldozers to four.

Incident Cooperators |  CAL Fire – SBU, ino USFS, CHP, CDC, CAL TRANS, Inyo Co SO, Mono Co SO, Paradise FD, DWP, Mammoth Fire, Bishop Fire, Big Pine Fire, Independence Fire, Lone Pine Fire, Long Valley Fire, Wheeler Crest Fire, Red Cross and Edison.

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Evacuations | Evacuations are in effect for Meadow Creek area, Pleasant Valley campground, Rudolph Ranch, HIghlands, Glenwood, Rite-Aid Complex, Bear Creek, Dixon Lane,  (All housing areas between) North Sierra Highway, Dixon Lane, Brockman, Five Bridges, Fish Slough and Laws. | UPDATE as of 1045 hours PST | The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office will reassess evacuation orders at 1600 hours due to additional safety concerns.

Shelter | An evacuation shelter for evacuees and their animals is located at the Bishop Tri-County Fairgrounds located at 1234 Fair Street in Bishop, California 93514.  Their phone number is 760-813-3588.

Closures | Hwy 6 closed between Hwy 395 and the Nevada  State line; Pleasant Valley Road; Brockman Road and Chalkbluff Road.

Damage Assessment | There have been no homes reported as damaged or destroyed, nor any injuries to civilians or fire crews as being reported reported.

Photo Credit(s) | Inyo County Sheriff’s Office.

Social Media | We are using hashtags #PleasantFire #CAwildfire

ABOUT Historic and Iconic Laws Railroad Museum |  Laws Museum is a railroad station built in the 1880’s and has been host to many locals and visitors alike.  The Museum is located at 395 Silver Canyon Road in Bishop, California.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

NEW! #RozellFire | Rueter MO | 1

ROZELL FIRE | Fire Fact – There have been five new fires  reported in the Eastern Area with one being a new large incident.  (Source: NIFC)

Incident Summary | A wildfire is burning on the Mark Twain National Forest, about one mile south of Rueter, (Taney County) Missouri in short grass.

Fire Conditions | Fire behavior is extreme and the containment status remains at a zero-percent.   The fire has consumed 500 acres and is growing.

Resources | There are 19 personnel attached to this incident along with four engines and one helicopter.  Additional resources from the Missouri Highway Patrol are also assisting.

Damage Assessment |  The cost-to-date has reached $20,000.  There are no structures currently threatened or reported as destroyed.  No injuries to civilians or firefighters have been reported either.

Photo Credit | MSHP Trooper D.  Photos taken on February 15, 2018.

Social Media | We are using the following hashtags for this fire incident of #RozellFire #MOwildfire

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1045 hours PST

NEW! #KnobHillFire | St David AZ | 1

KNOBB HILL FIRE

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Incident Summary | A wildfire is burning in the Southeast District area of the Arizona Department of Forestry  and on the Coronado National Forest.

The fire ignited from an unknown cause on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

It is located approximately 15 miles east of St. David, Arizona.

Fire fuels consist of timber and chaparral.

Current Fire Conditions | Fire behavior is minimal with creep and backing.  Some structures are reportedly under direct threat with road closures in effect.

The fire has reached a 74 % containment status.

Resources | There are 77 personnel assigned along with three crews, two engines and one helicopter.

Damage Assessment | The fire has scorched 2,896 acres of land and the cost-to-date expenses have reached a high of $150,000.

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Fire Photo Credit | Coronado National Forest via Inciweb.

Social Media | We are using hashtags #KnobHillFire #AZwildfire for this incident.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – 1035 hours PST

NEW! #Hwy34and73Fire | Hammon OK | 1

HWY 34 and 73 FIRE

Incident Summary |  A wildfire has ignited in the Oklahoma Department of Forestry’s area located six miles south of Hammon, Oklahoma.  Fire fuels include tall grass and brush.

Current Fire Conditions | Fire conditions include active fire behavior with wind-driven runs.  About 400 acres of land has been consumed.  The fire has a 59% containment status.

Resources | There are 58 personnel assigned to this incident with 24 engines.

Damage Assessments | There has been no structure reported as damaged or destroyed, however, cost-to-date expenses have reached $16,000.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

NEW! #Compartment4Fire | Naples Florida | 1

COMPARTMENT 4 FIRE

Fire Fact:  There were 307 new fires reported with three being new large incidents and two as not being contained and still burning in the Southern Area of the U.S.  This includes states in Oklahoma and Florida. (Source:  NIFC)

Incident Summary | A Wildfire has broken out in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Preserve, about 10 miles east of Naples, Florida.  Fire fuels include southern rough.

Resources | There are about 12 personnel assigned to this fire along with seven engines from the Florida Wildlife Service (FWS).

Fire Conditions |  Fire behavior is moderate with flanking.  Firefighters have reached an 80% containment status.

Damage Assessment |  The fire has scorched 882 acres of land and there has been a cost-to-date of $15,000.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog