#ScatterCreekFire Update 2 | August 26 2017

THURSTON COUNTY, WASHINGTON

Incident Summary.   On the afternoon of August 22, 2017, a brush fire broke out causing immediate evacuations and other fire assets to be dispatched to the fire scene located about .75 of a mile East of Rochester, Washington.

Cause.  The cause is unknown and remains under investigation by Law Enforcement Officials.

Evacuations.  Later Law Enforcement officials would lift the evacuation orders but told residents not to return until they received the all-clear from them to do so.

. Credit: Thurston County Sheriff Office

Size Up.  The fire is currently at 462 acres of short grass, brush and timber scorched. Fire crews have reached a 65% containment status.  Fire is still active in the northern section of the scorched area.  Fire crews are expecting it could be another 10 days before the it is completely out.

 

Fire Personnel.  At the time of this post, there were 274 personnel with 3 crews and 25 engines assigned to this incident.

Command Post has moved from the Rochester H.S. to the West Thurston Regional Fire Authority Fire Station on Sergeant Road. It will be in Unified Command with DNR – South Puget Sound Region and West Thurston Regional Fire Authority.

Incident Cooperators. Resources also include: personnel from Thurston County Sheriff Office, Emergency Management and from the WA State Department of Corrections inmates as hand crews.

EPA Dispatched.  Due to many structures and damaged structures, the Department of Ecology (DOE) was called in to assess the possibility HAZMAT runoff.  They were tasked with reviewing the fire area in its entirety to ensure no runoff had been detected.

Utility Response.The fire burned a lot of power poles and hardware.  Utility crews have been in the area working tirelessly to repair and restore services in affected area.  By the end of Friday evening, all services had been restored.

Air Resources.  On August 22, 2017, a VLAT (Very large airtanker) dropped retardant from above.  Some residents had concerns about the retardant being used by air resources with the State distributing brochures and informational broadcast about it.  For further questions, please visit the following website —-> https://www.fs.fed.us/rm/fire/wfcs/documents/cleanup.pdf

Firefighting Efforts, Costs.  State mobe resources were placed back in service (at 0600 hours on Saturday) and transition of Command will be given back to Regional and Local resources.

The total fire suppression and containment costs-to-date is $950,00.

Incident Command Post at the High School aka Fire Camp. (Credit: Thurston County EM)

Community Losses.  There were 2 primary and one unoccupied historic homes, along with 1 commercial building and 2 historic barns destroyed.  An additional structure has been reported as lost but we are unsure what type of building it was. A total of 6 structures have been lost.

Injuries

No injuries have been reported at this time.

Social Media

A firefighter posted on his Facebook page around 0248 hours on Saturday morning that the fire is winding down and they would be demobbing later on in the day.  Thurston County Emergency Management released a presser on Friday, August 25th saying that there was still active fire on the northern portion of the fire area and would be expecting crews to take an additional 10 days putting all local fire crews back in service.

A helicopter can be seen in the background with a bambi bucket (orange bucket below the aircraft. Credit: Thurston County Sheriff Office.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/26/2017 @ 1540 hours PDT

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 ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 24 2017

WASHINGTON STATE

Some of you  have asked what is specifically happening on each fire.  We are going to incorporate multiple updates in a single post for each fire to give you a look at how fire suppression and containment is progressing.

Here is our recap for Thursday, August 24, 2017.

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AMERICAN FIRE  – 11 miles West of Cliffdell

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

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. #AmericanFire

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.

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. #BridgeCreekFire

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

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 Road. 3,368 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

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

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. #DiamondCreekFire

8/24/2017:  30,922 acres. 55% contained. 9 crews, 8 engines, 2 crews. 3 structures lost. 3 homes, 3 minor structures threatened.  $6.9 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

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.

FLOUNCE – 12 miles NW of Shady Cove, OR

Started 8/7/2017. Lightning caused. Timber, brush.  USDI BLM #FlounceFire

8/24/2017: No update.

8/22/2017:  587 acres. 94% contained. 122 crews. 6 crews, 3 engines and 1 helo. Estimated containment is 8/25/2017.

8/20:  597 acres. 94% contained. 122 personnel. 6 crews. 4 engines and 1 helicopter. Estimated containment is 8/20/2017.

HIGH CASCADES COMPLEX – 9 miles NE of Prospect, OR

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

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

8/24/2017:   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.

INDIAN CREEK FIRE – Eagle Creek Trail System, OR

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

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

8/24/2017:  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

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

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 1 & imt 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

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

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

8/24/2017:  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.    #NorsePeakFire

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

8/24/2017:  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.

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

REBEL FIRE -13 South of McKenzie Bridge, OR

Started unknown. USDA Forest Service. Started 8/4/2017. Cause unknown.   Includes multiple fires Whitewater Fire, Little Devil FireAvenue FireBox Canyon FireOlalllie Lookout FireSeparation FireRoney Fire and French Fire.   Estimated containment status is 9/30/2017. #RebelFire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW! Okanogan – Wenatchee NF. Timber. #UnionCreekFire

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. #WhitewaterFire

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.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/24/2017 – 0815 Horus PDT

#ScatterCreekFire | Washington State | New!

THURSTON COUNTY, WASHINGTON

Incident Summary | A fast-moving brush fire broke out around 1558 hours this afternoon (8/22/2017) in the area 183rd Avenue SW and Guava Street SW in Ground Mound (Thurston County), Washington named the Scatter Creek Fire.  We are also hearing some media outlets are calling it the Ground Mound Fire. For formalities purposes, we are using the same name as WA DNR is using.

Fire in Mound, Washington. Credit: Thurston County Sheriff Office

Size Up | The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said the fire was initially moving in a SE direction. Evacuations were being made from houses SE from Sargent Road SW and Wakly Lane SW to Nutmeg Street SW. Around 1652 hours PDT, the fire had grown to 200 acres and still had a high rate of spread.  State Fire Mobe had been approved.

About 100 homes had been evacuated with residents being in a local shelter located at the LDS Church at 18501 Paulson Street SW, just off of Highway 12 in Rochester. (this was as of 1630 hours).

All Evacuation orders had been lifted shortly after, but the Sheriff’s Office asked all evacuees not to return to their homes until an all clear was sent out to them.

A helicopter can be seen in the background with a bambi bucket (orange bucket below the aircraft. Credit: Thurston County Sheriff Office.

As of 1918 hours, a statement given by the TCSO in how the fire started near the 183rd Avenue SW between Guava Street and Case Road. One business at 183rd Street and Loganberry Street has burned along with six additional structures being lost (four primary homes and two barns).

Resources | DNR stated that the fire was initially 30 acres about the start of the fire.  There were 3 helicopters, 7 engines and 1 air tanker on-scene.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/22/2017 @ 2000 hours PDT

NW ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 22 2017

WASHINGTON STATE

A new wildfire reported started on Sunday night near the Norse Peak Fire just West of Cliffdel on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.  A second wildfire has ignited overnight called the Reach Fire located West of Connell.

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AMERICAN FIRE NEW! – 11 miles West of Cliffdell

Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  Started 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching. Homes threatened. 129 acres. 8% contained. 16 personnel. 4 engines. $75,000 CTD. #AmericanFire

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.  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. #BridgeCreekFire

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE – 27 miles NNW of Winthrop

 Timber, brush. Unknown cause and is under investigation. 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. #DiamondCreekFire

JOLLY MOUNTAIN FIRE – 13 miles NW of Cle Elum

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

NOISY CREEK FIRE – 33 miles from Colville

Started 8/11/2017.   Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service.  Moderate fire behavior with backing, creeping and single-tree torching. Homes threatened. 4,000 acres. 68% containment.  78 personnel.  1 crew, 5 engnies. $5.5 Million CTD.  #Noisy Creek Fire

NORSE PEAK FIRE – 11 miles West of Cliffdell.

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

REACH FIRE NEW! 25 miles West of Connell

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

STATE OF OREGON

BELNAP FIRE – 20 miles NE of Prineville

Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. 125 acres. 100% contained. Timber, brush. 115 personnel. 6 crews and 4 helicopters. #BelnapFire

CHETCO BAR FIRE – 16 miles West of Selma

Kalmiopsis Wilderness and on the Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. OR.  Lightning caused.  Started 7/12/2017.   Timber, brush. 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 beginnning 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 Road. 3,368 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.  #ChetcoBarFire

FALCON COMPLEX – 25 miles East of Tiller

Type 2 IMT, NW Team 8.  Started 8/8/2017. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. . Consist of multiple fires including the Upper Ash Flat Fire (1,933 acres), Double Buck Fire (497 acres) and the Paradise Fire (372 acres) are the largest of the 15 wildfires.  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. #FalconComplex

FLOUNCE – 12 miles NW of Shady Cove

Started 8/7/2017. Lightning caused. 587 acres. 94% contained. Timber, Brush. USDI BLM. 122 crews. 6 crews, 3 engines and 1 helo. Estimated containment is 8/25/2017. #FlounceFire

HIGH CASCADES COMPLEX – 9 miles NE of Prospect

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

INDIAN CREEK FIRE – Eagle Creek Trail System

Started 7/4/2017. Under investigation. USDA Forest Service. 83 acres. 10% contained. Timber (Litter and understory). 42 personnel. 1 crew and 2 helicopters. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017. #IndianCreekFire

JONES FIRE – 10 miles NE of Lowell

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

MILLER COMPLEX – 17 miles East of Cave Junction

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

MILLI FIRE – 9 West of Sisters

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) IC is also managing the Belknap Fire.  Estimated containment date is 101/2017. 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. #MilliFire

NENA SPRINGS FIRE – 7 air miles NE of Simnasho

On the NE Boundary of Warm Springs Indian Reservation, OR.  Started 8/8/2017. USDA BIA. Grass, timber, dormant brush.  Human caused, under investigation. 10 structures lost. Moderate fire behavior with creeping and torching.  68,135 acres. 60% containment.  141 personnel. 4 crews, 15 engines, 1 helo.  $7.2 Million CTD. #NenaSpringsFire

REBEL FIRE -13 South of McKenzie Bridge

Started unknown. USDA Forest Service. Started 8/4/2017. Cause unknown.   Includes multiple fires Whitewater Fire, Little Devil FireAvenue FireBox Canyon FireOlalllie Lookout FireSeparation FireRoney Fire and French Fire.   Estimated containment status is 9/30/2017. 2,831 acres. 13% contained. 311 personnel. 10 crews, 9 engines. $2.8 Million CTD. #RebelFire

SEPARATION FIRE – Substitute Point

Started 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. Timber (Litter and understory). USDA Forest Service. 0 resources.  Formerly called Three Sisters Central Fire.  300 acres. 0% containment. 0 resources assigned. $1,000 CTD.  Estimated containment is 10/31/2017. #SeparationFire

STALEY FIRE – 23 miles South of Oakridge

Willamette NF. Lightning caused. Started 8/10/2017.  Timber and brush. USDA Forest Service.  Type 2 IMT.  831 acres. 0% contained. 348 personnel. 11 crews, 12 engines and 2 helos. $1.4 Million CTD. #StaleyFire

UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX – 50 miles East of Roseburg

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

WHITEWATER FIRE – 15 miles East of Detroit

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

 

 

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/22/2017  0700 Hours PDT

NW ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 20, 2017

 Post Summary |  The National Interagency Fire Center reported there were 7 new fires in the NW along with 1 large new incident.  There still remains 13 wildfires burning. Nationally, there were 77 new fires with light initial attack activity. 1 new large incident. 2 large fires contained and 25 fires uncontained.

NOTE: This does not include additional fires being reported in by other sources (Inciweb, DNR, Wildcad, NWCC, NIFC, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, ORDOF, IDDOF and the list goes on).

Here is our recap for Saturday, August 20, 2017.  NOTE:  Not all wildfires are listed on this map.

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1. BELNAP FIRE

20 miles NE of Prineville, OR. USDA Forest Service.  Started 8/11/2017.  Lightning caused. Timber Brush. Lightning. 125 acres. 75% contained.  Threatened are 31 single-family residences (SFR), 33 mixed residential/commercial and 90 minor structures. 83 personnel. 3 crews and 1 helicopter..

2. BLEVINS FIRE New!

15 miles SE of Rome, OR. ICT4. Started 8/19/2017. Unknown cause. 1,314 acres. 100% contained. Grass fuel. USDI Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  18 personnel, 1 helos and 3 engines..

3. BRIDGE CREEK FIRE

12 Miles NE of Keller, WA.  Started 8/9/2017. Type 2 IMT, NW Team 6. Lightning caused. 2,015. 27% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with isolated torching and short-range spotting. Steep and rocky terrain. Burnout operations are in effect. Commercial timber and cultural resources are under threat. 484 personnel. 9 crews, 3 helos and 21 engines. Traffic Alert! Heavy traffic remains on Bridge Creek Road.  Law Enforcement in control of area signals/intersection/etc..

4. CHETCO BAR FIRE 

Kalmiopsis Wilderness and on the Rogue River – Siskiyou NF.  Lightning caused.  Started 7/12/2017. 70,000 acres. 14% contained. 750 SFR and 50 minor structures threatened. 2 homes and 1 minor destroyed. Timber, brush and closed timber litter. USDA Forest Service.  Type 2 IMT and shadowing with NIMO team as of 8/19/2017. Was in Unified Command with a NIMO, Type 2 IMT and Coos Fire Protection Association.  280 personnel. 6 crews. 3 helos. 12 engines.  Estimated containment is 10/15/2017..

5. DIAMOND CREEK FIRE

 27 miles NNW of Winthrop, WA.  Timber, brush. Unknown cause and is under investigation. Started 7/23/2017. 30,524 acres. 27% contained. 1 home and 1 minor structures destroyed.  1 minor structure damaged. 3 homes, 3 minor structures are being threatened. USDA Forest Service.  382 personnel. 10 crews, 2 helos and 18 engines. Closures are in effect.  Estimated containment is 10/15/2017..

 

6. FALCON COMPLEX

25 miles East of Tiller, OR.   Type 2 IMT, NW Team 8.  Started 8/8/2017. Lightning caused. 2,200 acres. 17% contained. 5 homes and 15 minor structures being threatened. USDA Forest Service. 491 personnel. 10 crews, 22 engines and 4 helos. Consist of multiple fires including the Upper Ash Flat Fire (1,316 acres), Double Buck Fire (304 acres) and the Paradise Fire (291 acres) are the largest of the 15 wildfires.  Estimated containment status is 8/30/2017..

7. FLOUNCE FIRE

12 miles NW of Shady Cove, OR.   8/7/2017 start date. Timber, brush and tall grass. Lightning caused. 597 acres. 94% contained. USDI BLM. 122 personnel. 6 crews, 4 engines and 1 helo. Estimated containment is 8/20/2017..

8. HEADWATER FIRE 

25 miles North of Goldendale, WA.  Started on 8/12/2017 from an unknown cause & is under investigation. Unknown fire behavior. 92 acres. 90% contained. Timber (grass & understory). WA DNR. 218 personnel. 6 crews and 12 helicopters. Estimated time for full containment was on 8/18/2017..

9. HIGH CASCADES COMPLEX

9 miles NE of Prospect, OR.  Started 8/12/2017. 11,246 acres. 61% containment. Spruce Creek Fire (5,350 acres), Silent Fire (2 acres), Blanket Creek Fire (5,686 acres), Butte Fire (5 acres), Broken Lookout Fire (125 acres), Roundtop Fire (10 acres), Needle Fire (8 acres), Sherwood Fire (65 acres). USDA Forest Service. 897 personnel. 27 crews, 17 engines and 6 helicopters.   Estimated containment is 8/31/2017..

10. INDIAN CREEK FIRE

Eagle Creek Trail System, OR.  Started 7/4/2017. Unknown cause. 83 acres. 10% contained. Timber (litter and understory). USDA Forest Service.  47 personnel. 1 crew and 2 helicopters. Weather Outlook:  Fire weather expected to dry out and warm up this week.  Estimated containment date is 9/30/2017..

11. JOLLY MOUNTAIN FIRE

13 miles NW of Cle Elum, WA. 8/11/2017 start date. Lightning caused.  Timber. 585 acres. 0% containment. 1,385 homes, 13 mixed commercial/homes and 1,403 minor structures threatened. USDA Forest Service.  281 personnel. 4 crews, 5 helos and 10 engines.  Estimated containment status is 10/15/2017..

12. JONES FIRE

10 miles NE of Lowell, OR.  8/10/2017 started. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. IMT2, NW Team. 4,959 acres. 10% containment. 4 homes and 1 minor structure threatened. USDA Forest Service.  558 personnel. 17 crews, 2 helos and 15 engines. Estimated containment status is on 10/31/2017..

13. MILLER COMPLEX

Morning briefing on the Miller Complex fire on 8/19/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

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.  7,874 acres. 4% containment.  14 homes and 5 minor structures threatened.  Fires included Burnt Peak Fire (1,524 acres), Creedence Fire (1,571 acres), Abney Fire (1,178 acres), Seattle Fire (833 acres) and 19 additional smaller wildfires. USDA Forest Service. 432 personnel. 9 crews. 20 engines. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017..

Morning Operational Briefing for 8/20/17

Great photo to open up the Morning operation briefing on Sunday, 8/20/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

14. MILLI FIRE

Burning along 16 Road (South of) and 9 miles West of Sisters, OR.  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) IC is also managing the Belknap Fire. 9,331 acres. 0% contained. 1,004 homes threatened. USDA Forest Service.  487 personnel. 10 crews, 2 helos and 16 engines. Evacuation orders (Level 3) issued for Edgington, Crossroads divisions and isolated structures South of Sisters, OR.  Hwy 242 is closed from Sisters to the observatory road.  Level 1 evacuation order given to those in the Tollgate subdivision. Estimated containment date is 101/2017..

15. MONUMENT HILL FIRE

Started on private land about 5 miles NE of Quincy, WA.  Tall grass and brush. Started 8/16/2017. WA Fire Service. Cause under investigation.  6,255 acres. 4 homes and 15 minor structures were damaged.  3 homes and 20 minor structures were destroyed. 50 hoes, 25 non-residential commercial buildings are threatened.  WA Fire Service. 120 personnel. 3 helicopters and 30 engines. 100% fire has been contained..

16. NENA SPRINGS FIRE

7 air miles NE of Simnasho and on the NE Boundary of Warm Springs Indian Reservation, OR.  Started 8/8/2017. USDA BIA. Grass, timber, dormant brush.  Human caused, under investigation. 68,135 acres. 40% contained. 50 homes, 1 non-residential commercial and 50 minor structures threatened. 1 home and 3 minor damaged. 6 homes, 4 minor structures destroyed. USDI BIA.  224 personnel. 5 crews, 1 helo and 27 engines. Estimated containment was expected on 8/16/2017..

17. NOISY CREEK FIRE

33 miles from Colville, WA. Started 8/11/2017.   Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. 1,662 acres. 6% contained.  110 homes threatened. USDA Forest Service.  219 personnel. 5 crews, 2 helos and 7 engines. Level 3 evacuations in effect for Union Creek and Pleasant Valley.  Level 1 in Goose Prairie and Bumping Lake.  Total 9 wildfires burning including Norse Peak Fire (see separate posting),  American Fire (150 acres), Union Creek Trail Fire (20 acres) are the largest of them all.

18. NORSE PEAK FIRE

11 miles West of Cliffdell and burning inside the Norse Peak Wilderness in WA. (includes 4 fires) Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. Timber.  USDA Forest Service.  Type 2 IMT, NW Team 13. 1,540 acres (increased by 25 acres overnight). 6% containment status. Active fire behavior.  Structures and species habitat are threatened. Evacuations in effect..

29. NORTH PELICAN FIRE

Liberty Wildfire Crew cutting line around a spot fire.  North Pelican Fire.  August 19, 2017

Cutting a fire line around a spot fire on the North Pelican Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

North slope of Pelican Butte, OR. Started 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. 1,100 acres. 0% contained.  200 homes threatened.  Timber litter and brush. 105 personnel. 1 helo. 9 engines. USDA Forest Service. 105 personnel. 9 engines and 1 copter. Estimated containment is 10/15/2017..

21. REBEL FIRE

13 miles South of McKenzie Bridge, OR.  Started unknown. USDA Forest Service. Started 8/4/2017. Cause unknown.  2,319 acres. 0% containment. 4 homes threatened. USDA Forest Service. 295 personnel. 10 crews. 10 engines. Includes multiple fires Whitewater Fire (7,599 acres), Little Devil Fire (133 acres), Avenue Fire (57 acres), Box Canyon Fire (27 acres), Olalllie Lookout Fire (57 acres), Separation Fire (268 fires), Roney Fire (90 acres) and French Fire (8 acres).  Estimated containment status is 9/30/2017..

22.  SEPARATION FIRE New Name!

Substitute Point, OR. Started 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. 268 acres. 0% contained. Timber (Litter and understory). USDA Forest Service. 0 resources.  Formerly called Three Sisters Central Fire. Estimated containment is 10/31/2017..

23. SHAN CREEK FIRE

10 miles West of Grants Pass, OR.  Started 8/10/2017. Timber and Logging slash.  Lightning. 156 acres. 85% contained. USDA Forest Service.  180 personnel. 3 crews and 14 engines. Estimated date to full containment is 9/1/2017..

24. STALEY FIRE

23 miles South of Oakridge, OR.  Willamette NF. Lightning caused. Started 8/10/2017.  831 acres. 0% contained.  Timber and brush. USDA Forest Service.  256 personnel. 8 crews. 11 engines. Type 2 IMT, NW9 IC.  Expected containment date is 9/30/2017..

25. UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX

50 miles East of Roseburg, OR. Started 8/11/2017. Cause unknown, under investigation. Unified Command with IMT1, AK Team, Douglas FPA.  6,878 acres. 1% containment. (increased 3,346 acres overnight). Timber. Multiple fires. Happy Dog Fire (2,699 acres), Fall Creek Fire (1,723 acres), Ragged Ridge Fire (588 acres), Oak Nob Fire (59 acres), Calf – Copeland Fire (416 acres), Broken Tooth Fire (331 acres) and Devils Canyon Fire (325 acres).  36 homes, 21 non-residential commerci and 30 minor structures threatened. Active fire behavior with long-range spotting. Structures and power line infrastructure is under threaten.  USDA Forest Service.  760 personnel. 18 crews, 3 helos and 55 engines. Evacuations are in effect.  Estimated containment date is 8/15/2017..

26. WHITEWATER FIRE

15 miles East of Detroit, OR.  Started 7/23/2017. Lightning ignited. Multiple fires. Timber, brush. USDA Forest.  7,984 acres. 0% contained.  113 homes, 1 mixed commercial/residential, 2 non-residential commercial properties and 46 minor structures threatened.  631 personnel. 14 crews. 9 helos and 13 engines. Estimated containment date is 10/31/2017.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/20/2017 8:30 Hours PDT

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

 

 

 

 

Active Wildfires | Northern Rockies | August 19 2017

Post Summary | Want to know what’s happening in other regions? The Northern Rockies consist of fires in Idaho and Montana.

(Graphic) Map of Northern Rockies Geographic Area Daily Fire Weather Outlook

Please NOTE:  We are still providing fire information in the NW but we also covering stories in other regions as well.

Here is our recap for Idaho and Montana which is part of the Northern Rockies region.  This is for Saturday, August 19, 2017.

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1. LOLO PEAK FIRE

A column is coming up in the Carlton Creek area as the fire behavior increases.

Fire column coming up Carlton Creek area on the Lolo Peak Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Lolo NF.  Type 1 IMT. 10 miles SW of Lolo, MT.  Closed end timber liter and timber (litter/understory). Lightning caused. Extreme fire behavior with crowning, running and spotting. 18,896 acres. 0% contained. 655 personnel. 14 crews, 27 engines, 6 helicopters. 850 residences under evacuation order. 750 homes under evacuation warning. 10 structures lost. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. $18.8 Million CTD.

 

2. SUNRISE FIRE

When a sunset photobombs a large wildfire – you get a wild-looking fire image on the Sunrise Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Lolo NF.  Type 1 IMT of this wildfire, plus Burdette Fire. 11 miles SE of Superior MT. Lightning caused. Timber and brush.  Active fire behavior with short-crown runs, short-range spotting and backing. 24,784 acres. 35% containment. 585 personnel. 10 crews, 46 engines, 7 helicopters. Threats to homes, I-90, Montana Rail Link, transmission lines and to other structures. Evacuations in effect. $21.5 Million CTD. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017.

3. BURDETTE FIRE

Burdette Fire creeping and smoldering 7/26/17

This is what creeping and smoldering fire looks like. This is on the Burdette Fire on 7/26/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Lolo NF. IMT 1 of this wildfire also managing Sunrise Fire.  13 miles SE of Tarkio, MT.  Lightning caused. Timber. Min fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. 649 acres.  Petty Creek and Fish Creek areas could be part of a threat. 90% contained. 3 personnel. 0 resources. $1.2 Million CTD. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017.

4. SAPPHIRE COMPLEX

Firing Operations on the Goat Creek Fire July 31

Firing operations on the Goat Creek Fire. Taken on 7/31/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Lolo NF. IMT 2.  (3 fires).  Type 2 IMT.  15 miles SE of Clinton and 25 miles SE of Missoula, MT.  Lightning caused.  Complex includes Sliderock Fire, Goat Creek Fire and Little Hogback Fire.   Timber (litter, grass and understory) and closed timber. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs, group torching and long-range spotting. 36,056 acres. 42% contained 558 personnel. 9 crews, 41 engines and 6 helicopters. 1 structure lost.  Multiple homes, commercial properties, BPA power lines, a communication site and other structures are threatened. Evacuations in effect.  $22.2 Million CTD.  Estimated containment status is 10/31/2017.

5. RICE RIDGE FIRE

Lolo NF. 6 miles North of Seeley Lake and 7 miles East of Eureka, MT. Timber (grass and understory). Lightning caused.  Type 2 IMT.  Extreme fire behavior with crowning, group torching and spotting. 14,834 acres. 62% contained.  573 personnel. 9 crews, 32 engines, 4 helicopters.  Town of Seeley Lake and outlying communities are threatened. $14.3 Million CTD. Anticipated containment is 10/1/2017.

6. GILBRALTER RIDGE FIRE

A night time picture that shows flames in the understory of ponderosa pine trees

When fire hits ponderosa pine trees on the Gilbralter Ridge Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Kootenai NF.   Type 2 IMT.   7 miles East of Eureka, MT. Timber. Lightning caused. Active fire behavior with creeping, torching and spotting. Homes being threatened.   Evacuation warnings in effect. 2,884 acres. 13% contained. 424 personnel. 7 crews, 27 engines and 3 helos. $5.4 Million CTD.  Estimated containment is 9/30/2017.

7. MEYERS FIRE

View of Fire Activity as of 6:00 p.m.

Large column on the Meyers Fire. Photo taken on 8/18/2017 @ 1800 hours. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Beaverhead – Deerlodge NF. IMT 2. 4 miles NE of Florence, ID.  Timber, brush and grass. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, uphill runs and short-range spotting.  Structures under threat. Evacuations n the Frog pond area are in effect. 14,151 acres. 5% contained. 451 personnel. 11 crews, 10 engines and 4 helos. $17.5 Million CTD.

8. HANOVER FIRE

Smoke rises up from the Hanover Fire near Halls Gulch drainage

Fire near the Halls Gulch drainage on the Hanover Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Nez Perce – Clearwater NF. Type 2 IMT.  4 miles NE of Florence and 17 miles NW of Riggins, ID. Lightning caused. Timber, brush and grass. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, uphill runs and short-range spotting. Structures threatened including many residences, lookout structures, active mine, grazing and communication sites are under threat.  13,716 acres. 35% contained. 315 personnel. 3 crews, 8 engines and 3 helos. $6.9 Million CTD.  Estimated containment is 10/15/2017.

9. TAMARACK FIRE

A bulldozer in the background with recently disturbed road surface in the foreground

A dozer working on a roadway on the Tamarack Fire. Taken on 8/18/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Northwestern Land Office, Montana DNR. IMT 2. IMT also managing the Peoples Creek Fire.  Started on forest service land 22 miles NW of Marion, MT.  Timber.  Active fire behavior with group and single-tree torching and backing.  Threatened are Lookouts, high tension power lines and timber investments. 340 acres. 40% contained. 212 personnel. 4 crews, 10 engines. $1.6 Million CTD.  Estimated containment is 10/1/2017.

 

10. PEOPLES CREEK FIRE 

Northwestern Land Office, Montana DNR. Started on private land 9 miles East of Libby, MT.  Timber and grass. Min fire behavior. 77 acres. 90% contained. 10 personnel.2 engines. $365,000 CTD.

11. LIBERTY FIRE

Firefighter at work

Firefighters on the fire line on the Liberty Fire. (Credit: Kari Greer/Inciweb)

Flathead Agency, BIA.  IMT 2. 17 miles SE of Arlee, MT.  Timber.  Lightning caused. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs, group torching and long-range spotting.  Structures under threat including cultural and timber resources, plus endangered species habitat. 5,813 acres. 90% contained. 252 personnel. 2 crews, 8 engines and 1 helo. $9.5 Million CTD.  Estimated containment is 9/25/2017.

12. PARK CREEK FIRE 

Fire activity on the afternoon of 7/20. Taken bu Security Officer Duggan.

Smoke column on the Park Creek Fire. Taken on 7/20/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Helena – Lewis and Clark NF.   Fire Command transferred from IMT 2 to local unit on Friday, 8/18/2017.  2 miles North of Lincoln, MT.  Timber.  Lightning caused. Moderate fire behavior.  6,632 acres. 50% contained. 178 personnel. 4 crews, 8 engines and 1 helo. $9.6 Million CTD. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017.

13. ARRASTRA CREEK FIRE

Helena – Lewis and Clark NF. 6 miles NW of Lincoln, MT.  Timber.  Lightning caused.  Moderate fire behavior. Structures under threat.  5,810 acres. 41% contained. 24 personnel. 3 engines. $3.9 Million CTD. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017.

Taken on the Beaver reek Road, below the Arrastra Trailhead on road 1804A

Arrastra Fire taken on 7/20/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

14. BUCK FIRE

Idaho Panhandle NF. 16 miles SE of Avery, ID. Timber and brush. Human caused. Min fire behavior.  132 acres. 60% contained. 72 personnel. 2 crew. 3 helos. $1.4  Million CTD.  Estimated containment is 10/10/2017.

15. BLUE BAY FIRE

A small white smoke column is visible from across a lake, surrounded by timber.

Smoke column visible from across Flathead Lake. (Credit: Kim Kelly/Fire Ecologist. Courtesy/Inciweb)

Flathead Agency, BIA.  10 miles NE of Polson, MT. Timber.  Lightning caused. Active fire behavior with single-tree and group torching and uphill runs. 270 acres. 10% contained. 104 personnel. 3 crews, 2 engines and 4 helos. Commercial timber, cultural and rec areas threatened. $1 Million CTD.  Estimated containment is 8/25/2017.

16. WOLVERINE FIRE

Blackfeet Agency. BIA.  10 miles NE of St. Mary and 7 miles East of Babb, MT. Timber, brush and short grass. Human caused. Active fire behavior with flanking, torching and wind-driven runs. 3,010 acres. 20% containment. 32 personnel. 7 engines, 1 helo. 1 structure destroyed. Multiple homes threatened.  $85,000 CTD. Estimated containment is 8/25/2017.

17. SCALP FIRE

Looking East 8-18-2017

Looking East on the Scalp Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Bow Mountain n the Bob Marshall Wilderness and 3 miles South of Gooseberry Cabin in MT. Lightning caused. Started 8/15/2017 around 1900 hours. Fire is being managed for resource benefit/natural ecological role. The fire is visible from both Spotted Bear and Beartop Lookouts.  It is being managed by the Spotted Bear Ranger District. 30 acres. 0% contained. Timber, heavy timber and snags.  Active fire behavior including pocket torching, short-range spotting and re-burning uphill.

18. DOLLY VARDEN FIRE

Looking East on 8-15-2017

Looking eastward on the Dolly Varden Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Flathead NF.  Reported around 1930 hours on 8/15/2017. 5.5 miles SE of Schafer Meadows Work Center above Dolly Varden Creek in the Great Bear Wilderness in MT.  Fire being managed as a resource benefit. 3 personnel. 10 acres. Timber, heavy timber and snags. Moderate fire activity with single-tree and pocket torching, some uphill runs and moving eastward.

19. MONAHAN FIRE

Group torching on the north end of the fire.

Group torching on the Northern end of the fire on the Monahan Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Located between Monahan Mountain (Lolo NF) and Little Apex Mountain (Flathead NF). Being managed as natural ecological fire. This is based out of the Spotted Bear Ranger District office. Reported at 2000 hours on 7/23/2017. Lightning caused. Smoke can be seen from the Ovando and Helmville areas. 11 personnel. 1,895 acres. Unknown containment status. Fire is burning in timber, short grass, subalpine fir and in heavy dead/down woody fire fuels.  Estimated containment is 10/1/2017.

20. GOAT CREEK FIRE

Goat Creek & Sliderock PM Fire Activity 7/23/17

Goat Creek Fire on 7/23/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Part of the Sapphire Complex and along with Slide Rock, Little Hogback Fire.  Started 7/24/2017. Lolo NF. Lightning caused. 6 miles South of Bonita Guard Station and 1 mile EAst of Rock Creek Road on Missoula Ranger District.  In remote terrain. 8,100 acres. 83% contained. Timber, litter, grass and understory.

21. LITTLE HOGBACK FIRE

Part of the Sapphire Complex and included other wildfires Sliderock Fire, Goat Creek Fires.  This wildfire started on 7/13/2017 around 1751 hours. Fire being managed by the Northern Rockies IMT 2 IC. Located 27 miles SE of Missoula, MT.  Lightning caused.  Burning in remote terrain.  27,071 acres. 16% contained.  Burning in timber, litter, grass and understory.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – 8/19/2017 @ 2355 Hours PDT

 

 

 

 

NW ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 19, 2017

 Post Summary |  Over 30 wildfires  are burning across the Northwest in WA and Oregon, while thousands are flocking to one state to view the eclipse.  Fire officials will continue to fight fires while those may be near these fire incident locations.

We will be posting OREclipse safety tips and other important information to protect you and your family.  These will be in separate posts all over our Social Media Channels (Twitter, Facebook and this Blog). Stay tuned for important Public Service Announcements aka PSAs).

Here is our recap for Saturday, August 19, 2017.  NOTE:  Not all wildfires are listed on this map.

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1. BEAR BUTTE FIRE

Bear Butte Fire 0600 briefing, Aug. 11 2017

It literally takes a village to fight wildfires just like this one on the Bear Butte. Photo taken on 8/11/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

20 miles NW of Baker City, OR.  Wallowa – Whitman NF. Started 8/4/2017.  USDA Forest Service Unknown cause. 499 acres. 98% contained.  3 crews, 5 engines, 2 helicopters. Crews are currently mopping up and gridding is in progress.

2. BELNAP FIRE

20 miles NE of Prineville, OR. USDA Forest Service.  Started 8/11/2017.  Lightning caused. Timber Brush. Lightning. 125 acres. 65% contained.  Threatened are 31 single-family residences (SFR), 33 mixed residential/commercial, 90 minor structures. 83 personnel, 3 crews, 3 engines. Minimal fire behavior. $209,000 cost-to-date.

3. BRIDGE CREEK FIRE

Fire Management team discussing fire strategies. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

12 Miles NE of Keller, WA.  Started 8/9/2017. Lightning caused. 1,863 acres. 27% contained. Fire behavior is active with backing, isolated torching and short-range spotting. 474 personnel. 10 crews. 3 helicopters. 21 engines. $4.7 Million cost-to-date.

4. CHETCO BAR FIRE 

Fire Activity on the Chetco Bar Fire on Aug. 17, 2017 at 9:00pm

Extreme fire behavior on the Chetco Bar Fire on 8/17/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Kalmiopsis Wilderness, OR.  Started 7/12/2017. Unknown cause. USDA Forest Service. Type 2 IMT with NIMO shadowing. 22,042 acres. 14% contained. Structures threatened: 50 homes, 50 minor. Destroyed structures: 2 homes, 1 minor.  Extreme fire behavior that is wind-driven, creeping and smoldering.  65 personnel. 1 crew. 1 helo. 1 engine. Cost-to-date is $2.8 Million.

5. DIAMOND CREEK FIRE

mopping up along the fireline

Mopping up is hard work and these firefighters are showing how to get it done near the fire line on the Diamond Creek Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

 27 miles NNW of Winthrop, WA.  Timber, brush.  30,043 acres. 17% contained. Under threat:  2 homes, 2 minor structures. Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching. 364 personnel. 9 acres. 2 helos. 18 engines. CTD is $5.4 Million.

6. EAST SADDLE MOUNTAIN FIRE

10 miles West of Othello, WA. Mid-Columbia NWRC.  Started 8/12/2017. Brush, grass. 17,470 acres. 95% contained. Minimum fire behavior. 3 personnel. 1 engine. 2 structures destroyed. $397,000 cost-to-date.

7. FALCON COMPLEX

Sunrise cloud pattern over ICP 8-14-2017

Incident Command does not stay in luxurious suites but this suits for their mission. This is the Falcon Complex ICP

25 miles East of Tiller, OR.   Started 8/8/2017. Lightning caused. Active fire behavior with flanking, running and creeping. 1,900 acres total. 17% containment. 15 fires included. Threatened 5 homes, 15 minor structures. 493 personnel. 10 crews. 5 helicopters. 23 engines. $4.8 Million cost-to-date.

8. FLOUNCE FIRE

This is a photo of the Flounce Fire, burning in southwestern Oregon.

Flounce Fire burning in SW Oregon. (Credit: ODF)

12 miles NW of Shady Cove, OR.   8/7/2017 start date. Lightning caused. 587 acres. 94% containment. Minimal fire behavior. 122 personnel. 6 crews. 1 helicopter. 4 engines. $3 Million cost-to-date.

9. HEADWATER FIRE 

25 miles North of Goldendale, WA.  Started on 8/12/2017 from an unknown cause & is under investigation. Unknown fire behavior. 234 personnel. 6 crews. 17 engines. CTD is unknown.

10. HIGH CASCADES COMPLEX

August 19, 2017 Fire Area Map

Fire map on Saturday, 8/19/2017.

9 miles NE of Prospect, OR.  Unknown fire date started or time. Moderate fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and single-tree torching. 10,654 acres. 61% containment. Spruce Creek Fire (5,043 acres), Silent Fire (2 acres), Blanket Creek Fire (5,396 acres), Butte Fire (5 acres), Broken Lookout Fire (125 acres), Roundtop Fire (10 acres), Needle Fire (8 acres), Sherwood Fire (65 acres). 941 personnel. 28 crews. 6  helos. 20 engines.  $26.3 Million cost-to-date.

11. INDIAN CREEK FIRE

A group of people, including the Incident Commander and representatives from the Mt. Hood National Forest and Oregon Division of Forestry, stand around a table covered with maps, discussing plans for the fire.

The key to success is in the Planning phase. Here is some great discussion in progress from the IC with Forest reps on the Indian Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Eagle Creek Trail System, OR.  Started 7/4/2017. Unknown cause. 83 acres. 10% containment. 47 personnel. 1 crew. 2 helicopters. Unknown cost-to-date.

12. JOLLY MOUNTAIN FIRE

13 miles NW of Cle Elum, WA.. 8/11/2017 start date. Lightning caused.  Timber. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, single-tree torching. 548 acres. 0% containment. Threatening 850 homes, 13 mix residential/commercial and 500 minor structures. 276 personnel. 4 crews. 5 helos. 17 engines. Unknown CTD.

13. JONES FIRE

Flare up on the eastern flank of the Jones fire

Torching on the eastern flank of the Jones Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

10 miles NE of Lowell, OR.  8/10/2017 started. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. Active fire behavior with running, group torching and spotting. 3,728 acres. 12% containment. Threatened are 4 homes, 1 minor structures. 624 personnel. 21 crews. 2 helos. 15 engines. 11 water tenders. 1 air attack. 4 injuries. $2.5 Million cost-to-date.

14. MILLER COMPLEX

17 miles East of Cave Junction, OR.  Started 8/14/2017. Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. Made up of 20 individual fires. Lightning caused. 3,200 total acres. 4% contained. Threatened are 14 single-family homes, 5 minor structures.  Active fire behavior with group torching, uphill runs and creeping. $1.4 Million cost-to-date.

15. MILLI FIRE

Fire engine providing structure protection

Structure protection on the Milli Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Burning along 16 Road (South of) and 9 miles West of Sisters, OR.  Started 8/11/2017 from an unknown cause. Located in Three Sisters Wilderness and about 1.5 miles SW of Black Crater Lake. 7,814 acres. 0% contained. 652 homes are under threat. Level 3 Evacuations in effect for Eddington, Crossroads, Ramuda and along 16 Road, South of Sisters.  Level 1 Evacuations for Tollgate. Extreme fire behavior with running, spotting and crowning. 410 personnel. 10 crews and 11 engines. Cost-to-date is $870,000.

16. MONUMENT HILL FIRE

Started on private land about 5 miles NE of Quincy, WA.  Started 8/16/2017. WA Fire Service. Cause under investigation. 6,255 acres. 85% contained. Tall grass and brush. Unknown fire behavior.  Threatened are 50 single family hoes, 25 non-residential commercial structures and 100 minor structures. Damaged are 4 homes, 15 minor structures.  Destroyed are 4 homes and 20 minor structures. 122 personnel. 3 helos. 30 engines. Unknown cost-to-date.

17. NENA SPRINGS FIRE

Photo of firefighter using a drip torch to burn a line.

A Confederated Tribes firefighter uses a drip torch to create a “containment line” to keep the fire from spreading through the grasses. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

7 air miles NE of Simnasho and on the NE Boundary of Warm Springs Indian Reservation, OR.  Started 8/8/2017. USDA BIA. Grass, timber, dormant brush.  Human caused, under investigation. 66,003 acres. 40% containment. Threatened are 50 homes, 4 multi-residential structures, 3 mixed commercial/residential structures, plus 50 minor structures and 1 non-residential commercial structures. Damaged are 1 home and 3 minor structures. Destroyed are 6 homes plus 4 minor structures. Extreme fire behavior with uphill runs and is a wind-driven fire.  Significant Event: fire escaped containment lines on 8/17/2017 and made a big run and with extreme fire activity and an extreme rate of spread. 127 personnel. 4 crews. 5 helos. 24 engines.  CTD is $24 Million.

18. NOISY CREEK FIRE

33 miles from Colville, WA. Started 8/11/2017.   Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. 4,000 acres. 68% containment. Moderate fire behavior with backing, creeping and single-tree torching. 3 homes are under threat. 139 personnel. 4 crews. 3 engines. CTD is $5.4 Million.

19. NORSE PEAK FIRE

Norse Peak Fire expansion Wed, August 16

Extreme fire behavior is visible on the Norse Peak Fire on 8/16/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

11 miles West of Cliffdell, WA. Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. Timber.  USDA Forest Service. ALERT: Highway 410 is closed due to trees over the roadway.  Level 3 evacuations for Union Creek.   Level 1 evacuations for Goose Prairie, Bumping Lake. 9 wildfires:  American Fire (150 acres), Union Creek Trail Fire (20 acres). 1,250 total acres. 4% containment. 110 structures threatened. 201 personnel. 5 crews. 2 helos. 4 engines. Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and spotting. $500,000 cost-to-date.

20. NORTH PELICAN FIRE

A large column of smoke rising from the North Pelican Fire on August 19. PC: Officer Steve Leslie

Smoke column on the North Pelican Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

North slope of Pelican Butte, OR. Started 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. 200 homes threatened. 500 acres. 0% containment. Timber, brush. 45 personnel. 1 helicopter. 8 engines. Unknown cost-to-date.

21. REBEL FIRE

the French Fire burns on a ridge above Detroit, OR

Burning above Detroit on the French Fire. (Courtesy/Incident)

13 miles South of McKenzie Bridge, OR.  Started unknown. USDA Forest Service. Started 8/4/2017. Cause unknown. Active fire behavior with backing and single-family homes threatened. IC also managing other fires Whitewater Fire (6,428 acres), Little Devil Fire (103 acres), Avenue Fire (14 acres), Bob Canyon Fire (27 acres) and French Fire (27 acres). 294 personnel total. 10 crews. 12 engines. $1.8 Million cost-to-date.

22. SHAN CREEK FIRE

10 miles West of Grants Pass, OR.  Started 8/10/2017. Lightning. USDA Forest Service. Transitioned to Type 3 IMT as of this morning at 0600 hours. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. 156 acres. 85% contained. 180 personnel. 3 crews and 14 engines. $1.7 Million CTD.

23. STALEY FIRE

Smoke rising out of the forest in front of Staley Ridge.

Smoke on the Staley Fire (Credit: Mark McCool via Inciweb)

23 miles South of Oakridge, OR.  Willamette NF. Lightning caused. 761 acres.  0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with group torching, flanking and short-range spotting.  Type 2 NW team 9 on order. 233 personnel. 7 crews. 7 engines. $823,000 CTD.

24. UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX

Night Shift Fire fighters holding line on Happy Dog

Operations on this Umpqua North Complex goes into the dead of night. This is on Happy Dog fire along Hwy 138. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

50 miles East of Roseburg, OR. Started 8/11/2017. Cause unknown, under investigation. Active fire behavior with group and single-tree torching. 6,881 total acres. 1% containment. Multiple fires. Happy Dog Fire (1,736 acres), Fall Creek Fire (997 acres), Ragged Ridge Fire (150 acres), Oak Nob Fire (59 acres), Calf – Copeland Fire (260 acres), Broken Tooth Fire (190 acres) and Devils Canyon Fire (140 acres). Threatened structures (36 homes, 21 non-residential commercial and 30 minor structures).  Damaged structures (13 non-residential commercial buildings.  686 personnel. 17 crews. 46 engines. 4 helos. $1.8 Million CTD.

Umpqua North Complex Fire Alert!  Level 1-3 evacuations Douglas County Sheriff Office along Hwy. 138.  Red Cross Shelter located at Glide Seventh Day Adventist Church at 19085 N. Umqua Hwy. in Glide, OR.

25. WHITEWATER FIRE

View of the Whitewater Fire backing to containment line on the west side of the fire on August 18

This is what “backing” looks like on a wildfire like this one on the Whitewater Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

15 miles East of Detroit, OR.  Started 7/23/2017. Lightning ignited. Multiple fires. Timber, brush. USDA Forest.  7,595 acres. 0% contained.  Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and single-tree torching.  113 homes, 1 mixed commercial/residential, 2 non-residential/commercial and 46 minor structures threatened.  646 personnel. 16 crews. 8 helos. 13 engines. $15 Million CTD.

26. WHYCHUS FIRE

10 miles NE of Sisters, OR. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.  2,012 acres. 95% contained. Brush and tall grass. 51 personnel. 2 crews and 3 engines. $700,000 CTD.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/19/2017 1920 Hours PDT

NW Wildfire CAD Activity | Friday | Aug 18 2017

Post Summary | As time permits, we are gleaning wildfire information from NW Dispatch Centers in Oregon and Washington.  Here is a our recap for Friday evening as of the time this was posted.

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BLUE MOUNTAIN (OR)

31 Road Campfire

Dispatched @ 2025 hours. Limited Info.

Bowman Creek

Dispatched @ 1639 hours.  18 miles SE of Pilot Rock, French Corral Meadows. Cause unknown.

Lewis Gulch

Dispatched @ 1357 hours. Rural assist. 11 miles NE of Pomeroy, ID. WA DNR. Rural assist. 32 acres.

Bismarck

Dispatched at 1235 hours. Bismarck Creek, about 16 miles SE of Ukiah. NFJD. 0.5 acres. Timber and heavy slash. Resources GR 17, 18, 19 and 20.

Teal

Dispatched @ 1212 hours. Clover Spring. 32 miles SW of Lewiston, ID. 4 acres. Unknown cause.  Sub alpine and larch. Resources on-scene.

CENTRAL (WA)

Counts Butte

Dispatched @ 1446 hours. 0.05 acres. Klickitat County. Crofton Prairie.  Grass fire. FD / DNR response. Contained @ 1605 hours. Controlled @ 1825 hours.

COLUMBIA – CASCADE (WA)

Ayance

Dispatched @ 1924 hours. Junctions Highways 12 & 123. 0.1 acres. IC 2114 hours. Resources include P-741.

Spring Creek

Dispatched @ 1645 hours. 3 acres. Resources include E312 and 423. IC arrived at 2114 hours.

Lucky 13

Dispatched @ 1150 hours. Clackamas River Campground, Site 13.  0.1 acres. IC arrived @ 1209 hours.

EUGENE (OR)

Tumblebug 2 Fire

Dispatched @ 1729 hours.  30 acres. Timber, snaps. E351 and 454 dispatched. Fire fully staffed.

JOHN DAY (OR)

228 Mt. Mount Vernon

Dispatched @ 1452 hours. Rural Assist. Near Fields Creek turnoff. Rural resources on-scene.

NE REGION (WA)

Tonasket Shop

Dispatched @ 1343 hours. Okanogan County. Tonasket Shop Road. Grass. FD #4 arrived.

Gold Creek Loop

Dispatched @ 1337 hours. Stevens County. Gold Creek. 23.5 acres. Grass, timber and brush. IC arrived @ 2135 hours. Resources include AR 441, 447.  H1, 141, 25.  HT 41. NC 26, 322, 326, 341. NE 50.

Stengar

Dispatched @ 1253 hours. Stevens County. Stengar Mtn. 0.1 acres. In patrol status.

Addy Cedonia

Dispatched @ 1217 hours. Stevens County. Addy-Cedonia.  5 acres.  Resources include E561. H345. HT42. NC37, 40+Crew 41, 61, 62, 25.

Dover

Dispatched @ 0754  hours. Stevens County. 0.01 acres. Grass, brush and timber. AR448 0900 hours. Contained @ 0830 hours. Controlled @ 1000 hours.

NW REGION (WA)

Lummi Shore

Dispatched @ 0230 hours. Whatcom County – Lummi Indian Reservation. 0.75 acres. IC arrived @ 0740 hours. 3 personnel. 2 engines and 1 OH on-scene.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog