WA ACTIVE WILDFIRES | SIT REPS | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2015

Here are the morning SitReps for Washington State Fires this Saturday.

Mop up on Alder Lake Fire courtesy of Fred Way

Conducting mop-up operations on the Alder Lake Fire. [Photo Courtesy: Fred Way]

ALDER LAKE: 7 mi S of Eatonville. . Lightning caused. Started 7/26/15. 126 Personnel. 275 Acres. 17% contained. Burn-out operations being conducted.

Chance of showers during the next operational period are expected.

CARPENTER ROAD FIRE: 35 mi NW of Spokane; N and E of Carpenter Road and Mudget Lake Road. Cause still unknown but under investigation. Timber and grass. 870 Personnel.

Night on the line

Night on the Fire Line on the Carpenter Road Fire [Courtesy: Inciweb]

65,346 Acres. 45% Contained.  Continued structure protection, build lines and pick up stops.  HAZMAT Identification will continue.

CHELAN COMPLEX [Merged into the OKANOGAN COMPLEX]: 1 mile S of Chelan. Cause unknown. Complex includes:  Reach Fire, Black Canyon Fire, McFarland Creek Fire, Cagle Fire and Antoine Fire.  Start 8/14/15 @ 0500 Hours PDT.  688 Personnel.  93,694 Acres. 55% Contained. Continuing to patrol & hold containment lines. Due to rough conditions, North side of fire proving to be difficult for firefighters, as steep hillsides and unlevel footing.

–> First Creek Fire: 6800 Acres. 33% contained. Threatened: 420 single residences, 73 multi-unit residences, 63 minor other structures. Damaged: 22 commercial structures. Destroyed: 12 Homes. 7 other structures. 265 Personnel. 9 Crews. 22 Engines.

–> Wolverine Fire: 3 mi NW of Lucerne. Start 6/29/15. Lightning. Threatened: 121 single homes, 80 mixed, 75 minor structures and 12 non-residential commercial structures. Fuels: Timber, brush. 226 Personnel. 1 Crew. 1 Helicopter. 17 Engines. 64,849 Acres. 29% contained.

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Military Helicopter on the Colville Complex Fire. [Photo Credit: Ricky and Diana Blakesley]

COLVILLE COMPLEX: 10 miles radius of Kettle Falls. Stevens and Ferry Counties. Human caused. Includes the Gold Hill and the Marble Valley Fires.  Start 8/14/15 @ 1645 Hours PDT. No cause listed. 431 Personnel.  11,522 Acres. 96% Contained. Currently in mop-up operations. [ This is the last update ]

 

COUGAR CREEK FIRE: 6 mi NW of Glenwood. Lightning caused.  Start 8/10/15 @ 1800 Hours PDT. 538 Personnel.  53,162 Acres. 60% Contained. On Tuesday, 9 North Cascades Smokejumpers were inserted into

A photo from the 255 road. Fire is seen burning in timber and grass in half of the photo, and smoke and fire is seen in the other half of the photo.

Burnout operations on the 255 Road/Cougar Creek. [Photo Credit: Amanda Hildenbrand]

Division V [N of Mt Adams] as this is the critical location near the fire.  The conditions are very steep and dangerous. Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team 3 (SCIIMT3) took command of the Cougar Creek Fire as of 8/31/2015 at 0600

KETTLE COMPLEX: 26 mi NW of Colville. Colville National Forest, private, DNR.  Fire personnel working these fires are from 30 states (including Washington) and British Columbia Canada. Previously report of 1 home destroyed is now being reported as no injuries or homes destroyed.  1093 Personnel. 76,216 Acres. 17% Contained. PNW Team 2 assumed command of the HOPPS Helibase at 0600 PDT on 9/1/15.

Firefighters cooling a hot section during a burn out process.

When conducting a burnout operation, firefighters keep the fire from creating enough heat to throw spots across the line. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

Fires in Complex

  • Stickpin Fire: 54,370 Acres. 20% Contained.
  • Graves Mtn Fire: 8617 Acres.  80% Contained.
  • Roy Fire: 120 Acres. 80% Contained.
  • Renner Fires:  13,109 Acres.  15% Contained.

Red Cross Shelters:

  • Grace Evangelical Free Church, 851 S. Miner St., Colville
  • American Legion, 1057 Highway 395 N, Kettle Falls
  • Inchelium Community Health Center, 39 Shortcut Road, Inchelium, WA.

NORTH STAR FIRE: 25 miles N of Coulee Dam. Human caused. 1044 Acres. 205,331 Acres. 25% Contained. 30-40% chance of increased humidity and winds gusting to 25 mph are expecting. Continued structure protection is in process.  The Fire perimeter is 194 miles long, which is the distance from Spokane to Yakima.  An earthquake 4.3M was

North Star Fire August 15, 2015

The North Star Fire on August 15, 2015. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

recorded occurring yesterday.

OKANOGAN COMPLEX [Merged into the CHELAN COMPLEX]: 7-11 miles NE and NW of Omak. This is being managed by the CAL IM Team #5. Lightning caused. Destroyed: 94 homes, 63 other structures. Fuels: Timber and short grass.1253 Personnel.  147,979 Acres. 45% Contained. Continued fire suppression efforts indirectly and direct. Cooperating Partners:  WA DNR, Okanagon-Wenatchee NF, BLM-Spokane District, Colville Agency, Conconully Fire Department and Okanogan Fire Districts 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 16.

Structure protection

Structure Protection on the Okanogan Complex, taken on August 21, 2015. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

Other fires included in this Complex:

  • Lime Belt Fire. 132,037 Acres. 35% Contained.
  • Twisp River Fire.  11,222 Acres.  98% Contained.
  • Nine Mile Fire. 4720 Acres. 98% Contained.

TUCANNON FIRE:  20 miles E of Dayton.  Started 8/29/15 @ 0930 PDT . 149 Personnel.  2630 Acres.  70% Contained.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

U.S. WILDFIRES | By State| August 29, 2015 Saturday

CALIFORNIA

CABIN FIRE:  8 mi NE of Camp Nelson in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia NF. Start 7/19/15. Lightning. 32 Personnel. 6980 Acres. 96% contained.

Red River Complex Fire [Rattlesnake Fire]. Photo Courtesy: Inciweb

CUESTA FIRE:  East of SR101 between San Luis Obispo and Santa Margarita. Start 8/16/15. Car Fire. 434 Personnel. 2446 Acres. 100% contained.

DEMOCRAT FIRE:  Democrat Gulch, west of Weaverville. Start 8/25/15 @ 1408PDT. Cause unknown. 514 Personnel. 25 Engines. 22 Crews. 3 Dozers. 11 Water Tenders. 128 Acres. 85% contained.

FORK COMPLEX:  Community of Hayfork. Start 7/30/15. Lightning. 294 Personnel. 36,499 Acres. 97% contained.

GASQUET FIRE:  Gasquet Ranger District. Start 8/3/15 Lightning. 755 Personnel. 23,542 Acres. 27% containment.

–> Coon Fire:  5657 Acres. 74% containment.

–> Peak Fire:  9663 Acres. 5% contained.

–>  Bear Fire:  7324 Acres. 14% contained.

–> Feeder Fire:  898 Acres. 100% contained.

HORSE FIRE:  Saddle Mountain Road, 6 miles NE Shelter Cove. Start 8/18/15 @1830 PDT.  Cause under investigation. 499 Personnel. 16 Fire Engines. 14 Crews. 4 Helicopters. 1 Dozer. 6 Water Tenders. 148 Acres. 96% contained. In mop-up mode.

A dozer begins to work.

Dozer Operations. [Photo Credit: Brad Clark]

MAD RIVER COMPLEX:  2.5 mi to the SW of Spanish Mtn & 5 mi N of Hume Lake. Start 7/30/15. Lightning. 288 Personnel. 37,278 Acres. 88% contained.

NICKOWITZ FIRE:  Nickowitz Peak. Start 8/1/15. Lightning. 273 Personnel. 6631 Acres. 55% contained.

RIVER COMPLEX:  New River Drainage near the communities of Dailey Ranch, Hoboken and Denny. Start 7/30/15. Lightning. 531 Personnel. 67,225 Acres. 29% contained.

ROUTE COMPLEX:  Mad River,Dinsmore, Hyampom. Start 7/30/15. Lightning. 657 Personnel. 35,674 Acres. 93% contained.

Falls Creek Fire Aug 25th

Falls Creek Fire / OR [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

ROUGH FIRE:  2.5 miles to the southwest of Spanish Mountain and 5 miles North of Hume Lake. Start 7/31/15. Lightning. Fuels:  Timber, chaparral, tall grass. 2033 Personnel. 60,238 Acres. 25% containment.

SOUTH COMPLEX:  Hyampom, south of 299 along the 60 Road. Start 7/30/15. Lightning. 605 Personnel. 29,275 Acres. 65% contained.

SUMMIT FIRE:  near Snow Summit Mountain Resort, south of Big Bear Lake. Start 8/23/15. Cause unknown. 118 Personnel. 55 Acres. 85% contained.

TEXAS FIRE:   Lytle Creek Road x Glen Helen Pkwy.  Start: 8/28/15 0947. Cause unknown. Chaparral. 1 Acre. 0% contained.

IDAHO

BALDY [ID] FIRE:  14 Miles WNW of Elk City. Start 8/10/15.  Lightning. 283 Personnel. 2220 Acres. 9% contained.

plane scoops up water

Plane scoops up water on the Carpenter Road Fire [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

BOBCAT FIRE:  15 miles north of Salmon, ID on the Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. Start 8/14/15 @ 1600 hours. Lightning. 41 Personnel. 237 Acres. 80% contained.

CAMPBELL FIRE:  In the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, 10 miles southeast of Dixie. Start 8/13/15. Lightning. 29 Personnel. 6720 Acres. Unknown % of containment status.

CLARK FORK COMPLEX:  6 miles NE and 9 mi. S of Clark Fork, Idaho; 5 mi. N of Noxon, MT.  Start 8/13/15. Lightning. 323 Personnel. 13,762 Acres. 35% contained.

CLEARWATER COMPLEX:  Most of the Complex is adjacent to Kamiah, ID. Other fire locations are in the vicinity of Kooskia, Craigmont, Ruebens, Greer, Woodland, and Harrisburg.  Start 8/10/15. Lightning.  607 Personnel.  67,992 Acres. 75% contained.

Smoke Collumn

Smoke column on the Carpenter Road Fire [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

COUGAR FIRE:   3 mi SW of Warm Lake and 20 mi NE of Cascade. Start 8/13/15 Lightning. 329 Personnel. 1237 Acres. 81% contained.

ELEVEN MILE FIRE:  15 miles west of Challis, in the Yankee Fork Drainage.  Start 8/24/15.  Lightning. 227 Personnel. 8,000 Acres. No % on containment status.

FISHER FIRE:  7 mi N of Craigmont in the Big Canyon area. Start 8/12/15. Lightning. 132 Personnel. 21,640 Acres. 75% containment.

GRIZZLY COMPLEX: In the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River drainage, near Grizzly Peak.  Start 8/10/15.  Lightning. 181 Personnel. 15,703 Acres. Unknown Personnel or containment status.

Smoke Collumn

Smoke billows from the mountainside on the Carpenter Road Fire [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

LARKIN COMPLEX:  30 miles northeast of Pierce. Start 8/17/15. Lightning. Unknown Personnel or containment status. 4988 Acres.

LOCHSA SOUTH COMPLEX:  South side of the Lochsa River drainage from Warm Springs to the Selway River. Start 8/15/15. Lightning. 5535 Acres. No status on # of personnel or containment status.

MIDDLE FORK COMPLEX FIRES:  North Fork Ranger District. Start 8/11/15. Lightning. 5115 Acres. Unknown personnel, containment status.

MOTORWAY COMPLEX:  Numerous fires 10 miles east of Kooskia, 4 miles east of Pierce, 1 mile north of Syringa. Start 8/14/15.  Lightning. 429 Personnel. 30,974 total Acres. 2% contained.

The moon in the sky visible during night burnout operations.

Moonlight and night burnout operations [Photo Credit: Kyle Miller Wyoming IHC]

–> Jay Point Fire:  1.5 mi W of Powell, 1 mi downriver from Powell Power Station.   Detected 8/17/15. Lightning caused. 148 Personnel. 3753 Acres. 0% contained.

Sunset on the Motorway Complex.

unset on the Motorway Complex. Photo taken on 08/24/15 [Photo Credit: by Kevin Korbel]

MUNICIPAL COMPLEX FIRE:   Clearwater, Lewis and Nez Perce Counties. Start 8/18/15. Human caused. 607 Personnel. 67,992 Acres. 75% contained.

NEW SELWAY 2015 FIRE:  4 miles WNW and 7 miles NE of Elk City. Start 8/10/15.  Lightning. 283 Personnel. 31,691 Acres. 0% containment.

PARKER RIDGE:  7 mi SW of Porthill. Start 7/29/15. Lightning. 82 Personnel. 6252 Acres. 27% contained.

RAPID FIRE:  2 mi SE of McCall, Idaho, E of Jug Handle Mtn. Start 8/14/15. Lightning. 314 Personnel. 5869 Acres. 37% Contained.

–>  Slide Fire:  7 1/4 mi E of Lowell. 3 mi East of the homes on the Selway River. Start 8/13/15. 9953 Acres. Lightning. 148 Personnel.

RED RIVER COMPLEX:  Southern portion of the Red River Ranger District including two Wilderness Areas. Start 8/17/15  Lightning. 11,800 Acres. No # of personnel or containment status.

SCURVY MTN FIRE:  28 miles east and northeast of Pierce. Started 8/21/15 @ 1130. Lightning. 381 Acres.  Unknown personnel & containment status.

TEPEE SPRINGS FIRE:  Located in the area of Tepee Springs and Hazard Creek. 20 mi S of Riggins, Idaho; on E side of Hwy 95. 22 mi NW of McCall and N of Goose Lake. Start 8/12/15 @ 0730. Lightning.  710 Personnel.  40,665 Acres. 30% contained.

Night Ops

Danger lurks in the darkness on the Carpenter Road Fire [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

TOWER FIRE:  Wildfire On The Pend Oreille Divide With Fire On Both The Colville And Idaho Panhandle National Forests. Start 8/11/15. Lightning. 755 Personnel. 16,335 Acres. 10% containment.

WASH FIRE:  8 mi E of Lowell. About 5 mi E of houses on the Selway River. Start 8/13/15.  Lightning. 31,608 Acres. Unknown status or personnel assigned.

WILDERNESS COMPLEX:    Selway-Bitteroot Wilderness. Start 8/21/15. Lightning. 8 Personnel. 14,900 Acres. 1% contained.

WOODRAT FIRE:  1  mile N and W of the community of Syringa. Start 8/14/15. Lightning caused. 4654 Acres. 2% contained.

Night photo of burnout operations.

Burnout operations on the southeast side of the Woodrat Fire on 08/22/15. [Photo Credit: Kyle Miller Wyoming IHC]

MONTANA

BEAR LAKE FIRE:  1/2 north of Bear Lake in the West Pioneer Mountains near Wisdom. Start 8/20/15.  Lightning. 200 Personnel. 4117 Acres. Unknown status.

GOAT ROCK COMPLEX:  SW of Libby. Start 8/20/15. Lightning. 78 Personnel. 4492 Acres. 0 % containment.

LITTLE JOE FIRE:  7 miles southwest of St. Regis on the Superior Ranger District. Start Unknown.  Lightning. 120 Acres. 17 Firefighters.

Little Joe Mtn. [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

MOUNT SILCOX FIRE:  North of Silcox Peak on the main ridge at over 6,000 feet elevation. Detected by helicopter working on another nearby fire.  Start 8/25/15. No threats to structures. High elevation Fire. Approx 60 acres.

MORRELL COMPLEX:  7 mi N of Seeley Lake. Start 8/14/15. Lightning. 211 Personnel. 795 Acres. 50% contained.

REYNOLDS CREEK FIRE:  4.4 miles East of Logan Pass.  Start 7/21/15. Cause under Investigation. 4850 Acres. 90% containment.

Structure protect group at nght near potentially threatened structures

A Structure protection group patrolling on the night shift during the Okanogan Complex Fires in WA. [Photo Credit: Jeremiah Mushen]

SPOTTED BEAR DISTRICT FIRES:   22 fires. 0% containment. 3566 Acres. Start 8/10/15. Lightning. Located in Spotted Bear Ranger District in the Flathead National Forest..

SQUEEZER FIRE:  Squeezer Ridge north of Swan Peak.  Detected 8/25/15.  Lightning. 80 Personnel. 114 Acres. 0% contained.

SUCKER CREEK FIRE:  Helena NF. 8/10/15. Cause unknown. 150 Personnel. 2850 Acres. 55% contained.

THOMPSON-DIVIDE FIRE:  Glacier National Park & Flathead National Forest. Start 8/9/15. Lightning. 3 fires. 332 Personnel. 18,893 Acres. 14% contained.

TRAILS CREEK FIRE:  2 miles East of Spotted Bear Ranger Station. Start 8/12/15. Lightning. 33 Personnel.  12,250 Acres. 0% contained.

Trail Creek Fire

Trail Creek Fire [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

WEST FORK FISH CREEK FIRE: 15 miles southwest of Tarkio.  Start 8/14/15. Lightning. 2900 Acres. No # of personnel or containment status known.

WHIPCRACKER FIRE:  Elkhorn Mountains in the Whipcracker Gulch area (T7N, R1E, Sec 29). Start 8/27/15.  Lightning. 40 Personnel. 12 Acres. 95% contained.

Smoke column from fire activity

Whipcracker Fire. [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

OREGON

CANYON CREEK COMPLEX:  South of the towns of John Day and Canyon City. Start 8/12/15. Lightning. Threatened:  75 homes.  Damaged:  50 homes.  Destroyed:  39 homes, 11 minor structures.  Fuels:  Timber, medium logging slash, and short grass. 759 Personnel. 14 Crews. 9 Helicopters. 67 Engines. 86,929 Acres. 44% contained.

COLLIER BUTTE FIRE:  18 mi E of Gold Beach in Gold Beach Ranger District. Start 8/2/15. Lightning. Threatened: 1 non-residential commercial property. 0 Homes threatened. 155 Personnel. 3 Crews. 2 Helicopters. 6 Engines. Fuels:  Timber, slash and brush. 11,110 Acres. 55% contained.

CORNET-WINDY RIDGE FIRE: 4 mi W of Durkee. Start 8/11/2015. Unknown cause. Destroyed:  4 homes. 21 other structures. 33 Personnel. 1 Crew. 4 Engines. 102,089 Acres. 85% containment.

COUNTY LINE 2 FIRE:  US Hwy 26 MP 100 to 92, just north of Warm Springs. Start 8/12/15. Unknown cause. Threatened:  955 homes, 22 mixed commercial/residentiall. Destroyed: 4 homes, 3 minor structures. 553 Personnel. 14 Crews. 3 Helicopters. 21 Engines. Fuels: Brush, short grass. 66,374 Acres. 72% contained.. 

EAGLE COMPLEX:  20 mi NW of Richland, OR. Start 8/11/15. lightning. Threatened:  21 single residences, 30 minor structures. Destroyed:  1 home.  327 Personnel. 7 Crews. 4 Helicopters. 12 Engines. 12,298 Acres. 25% contained.

ELDORADO FIRE:   5 mi of Unity.  Start 8/14/15. Unknown cause. Destroyed: 1 home, 3 other structures. Fuels: Grass, timber and brush. 32 Personnel. 1 Crew. 4 Engines. 20,635  Acres. 90% contained.

Firefighter in dense smoke with a bandanna over his face.

Firefighter protects his face in the dense smoke on the Okanogan Complex fires in WA. [Photo Credit: Alan Barbian]

FALLS CREEK FIRE:  5 mi SW of Joseph, Oregon near Hurricane Creek Trailhead. Start: 8/22/15. Unknown cause. Threatened:  60 single primary homes. Fuels:  Timber and grass. 168 Personnel. 6 Crews and 7 Engines. 15% contained.

GRIZZLY BEAR COMPLEX:  20 mile SE of Dayton, WA on the Umatilla National Forest, in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness, and on private lands protected by Washington DNR and by the Oregon Department of Forestry. Lightning caused. Timber and short grass. 72,421 Acres. Firefighters working on containment and battling increased winds. 558 Personnel. 8 Crews. 5 Helicopters. 31 Engines. Threatened: 400 homes, 35 non-residential commercial properties & 35 minor structures.  Destroyed:  5 homes & 28 other structures. 10% contained.

NATIONAL CREEK COMPLEX:  10 miles SW of Diamond Lake. Start 8/1/15. Lightning. No Threats at this time. Fuels:  Timber litter, light logging slash. 287 Personnel. 2 Crews. 5 Helicopters. 11 Engines. 13,211 Acres. 40% contained.

STOUTS CREEK FIRE:  16 miles east of Canyonville; 1 mile south of Milo, OR. Start 7/30/15. Human-caused; Mowing During Hours Prohibited By Fire Restrictions. Threatened:  158 single residences, non-residential commercial structures. Fuels: Timber (litter and understory), Brush and Medium Logging Slash. 417 Personnel. 8 Crews. 4 Helicopters. 11 Engines. 26,452 Acres. 84% contained.  

WILLAMINA CREEK FIRE:  45 mi SW of Portland, 10 mi N of Willamina. Start 8/19/15. Unknown Cause. Fire Fuels:  Timber and logging slash.  63 Personnel. 5 Crews. 2 Engines. 230 Acres. 97% contained.

WASHINGTON

ALDER LAKE:  7 mi S of Eatonville. . Lightning caused. Started 7/26/15. 119 Personnel. 3 Crews. 7 Engines. Threatened: 15 residences & 20 minor structures, 253 acres. 10% contained. Current weather conditions: [2225 8/28]. 68F with rain showers. Visibility: 10 miles. Humidity: 68%. Wind:  3NNW.

Alder Lake Fire on 08-24-2015

Alder Lake [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

CARPENTER ROAD FIRE:  35 mi NW of Spokane; N and E of Carpenter Road and Mudget Lake Road. Cause still unknown but under investigation. Significant growth to the NE.  New containment lines to be constructed.  Timber and grass.  Threatened:  600 structures and residences; 5 commercial properties & 160 other structures. 575 Personnel. 11 Crews. 53 Engines. 25% contained.

CHELAN COMPLEX:  1 mile S of Chelan.  Cause unknown.  91,172 Total Acres. 52% contained. Threatened:  1330 structures, 150 commercial structures, 650 minor structures.  Destroyed: 21 homes, 23 minor structures. Fuels:  Short grass, brush, timber . 963 Personnel, 21 Crews, 8 Helicopters, 69 Engines.

–> First Creek Fire: 6800 Acres. 25% contained. Threatened:  420 single residences, 73 multi-unit residences, 63 minor other structures.  Damaged:  22 commercial structures. Destroyed:  12 Homes. 7 other structures. 263 Personnel. 9 Crews. 2 Helicopters. 23 Engines.  Water drops & structure protection continue.

–> Wolverine Fire:   3 mi NW of Lucerne. Start 6/29/15.  Lightning. Threatened: 121 single homes, 80 mixed, 75 minor structures and 12 non-residential commercial structures. Fuels:  Timber, brush. 226 Personnel. 1 Crew. 1 Helicopter. 17 Engines. 64,849 Acres. 28% contained.

COMMUNITY MEETING –> August 29 [Saturday] at 7:00pm at the Performing Arts Center, Chelan High School, 215 W. Webster Way, Chelan, WA. #ChelanComplex

COLVILLE COMPLEX:  10 miles radius of Kettle Falls. Stevens and Ferry Counties. Human caused. Threatened: 294 residences & 155 other structures.  Damaged:  22 homes. Destroyed:  2 homes, 16 other structures.  Timber, grass, brush. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. 486 Personnel. 12 Crews. 31 Engines. 10,800 Acres.. 48% containment.

Night burn operations on Graves Mountain

Graves Mtn Fire on the Colville Complex / SE Flank. [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

 –> Gold Hill Fire:  95% contained.

–> Marble Valley Fire:  96% contained

COUGAR CREEK FIRE:  6 mi NW of Glenwood. Lightning caused. Threatened:  10 homes. 527 Personnel. 11 Crews. 6 Helicopters. 26 Engines. 49,200 Acres. 25% contained. Brush, grass, timber. Extensive bug-killed timber in north half of fire.

KANISKU COMPLEX:  35 mi E of Colville, 15 mi NW of Newport. Lightning caused. Threatened:  218 homes, 1038 commercial along with 490 minor structures. 755 Personnel. 17 Crews. 3 Helicopters. 21 Engines. Fuels:  Timber and old logging slash. 17,510 Acres. 10% containment.

–> Baldy: 515 ac. 80% contained.

— > Grease Creek:  75 ac. 0% contained.

–> Onata Creek:  300 ac. 0% contained.

–> Hall Mtn:  20 ac. 0% contained.

–> Slate Creek: 1 ac. 0% contained.

–> S Fork State Trail – D5.  10 ac. 0% containment.

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Capturing Heroes on the Front line [Photo Credit: Alan Barbian]

KETTLE COMPLEX:  26 mi NW of Colville.Colville National Forest, private, DNR. 862 Personnel. 12 Crews. 6 Helicopters. 65 Engines. Threatened:  2600 homes. 70 mixed commercial & residential.  Destroyed: 1 home. Red Cross Shelters: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 851 S. Miner St., Colville —  American Legion, 1057 Highway 395 N, Kettle Falls — the Inchelium Community Health Center, 39 Shortcut Road, Inchelium, WA.

–> Stickpin Fire:  100% contained.

–> Graves Mtn Fire:  1200 Acres. 15% contained.

–> Roy Fire:   No data.

–> Renner Fire: 11,776 Acres.

–>  Marble Valley Fire:  50 mi NW of Spokane. 3087 ac. 85% containment.

NORTH STAR FIRE:  25 miles N of Coulee Dam. Human caused. Threatened: 3,000 homes. 225 commercial & 1,000 other structures.  808 Personnel. 12 Crews. 2 Helicopters. 62 Engines. Fuels:  Timber, heavy logging slash, grass. 190,000 ac. 22% contained.

OKANOGAN COMPLEX:  7-11 miles NE and NW of Omak. Lightning. Threatened: 5140 single residences.  Destroyed: 94 homes, 63 other structures. Fuels:  Timber and short grass. 1831 Personnel. 33 Crews. 7 Helicopters.  173 Engines. 302,224 Acres. 12% contained.

A fire engine is seen as a reflection in the side mirror of a vehicle

Fire reflections on the Okanogan Complex Fires [Photo Credit: Alan Barbian]

UPPER SKAGIT COMPLEX:  Directly North of the town of Newhalem. Lightning. Threatened: 88 mixed commercial/residential.  Damaged:  2 commercial structures. Fuels:  Timber & short grass. 205 Personnel. 3 Crews. 2 Helicopters. 17 Engines.  7978 Acres. 37% containment.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

Disclaimer:  Photos/Images are not ours and we do not lay claim to them. Photographers have been credited to the best of our knowledge.

Sources:  Inciweb, NWCC, other locations

 

ACTIVE CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES: Sunday, July 26, 2015

BIG FIVE: Start: Unknown. Location: Big Five Basin near the Chagoopa Plateau, Sequoia National Park. Cause: Lightning. Acres: 90. Personnel: 2. Containment: In monitor status via air.

CUTCA FIRE: Start: 7/24/15. Time: 1600 PDT. Location: In steep and inaccessible terrain E of Cutca Valley, S of Long Canyon; 2 miles N of the Palomar Observatory in Cleveland National Forest. Cause: Unknown. Acres: 167. Personnel: 544. Containment: 20%.

Longline Operations Cutca Helibase

Longline Ops on the Cutca Fire – Courtesy via Inciweb

DAM FIRE:  Start:  7/26/15. Time:  1730 PDT.  Location:  Off of Dam Road, near the City Of Clearlake in Lake County.  Cause:  Unknown.  Acreage:  10.  Containment:  0%.

KYBURZ FIRE: Start: 7/23/15. Time: 1358 PDT. Cause: Lightning. Location: E of Whitehall and Hwy 50. Acres: 98. Resources: 24 Engines. 7 Crews. 5 Water Tenders. 3 Copters. Personnel: 304. Comment: 2 NEW Fires: Blue Lakes and Cody Lake started but were contained by Incident personnel. Containment: 80%.

LOWELL FIRE:   Start:  7/25/15.  Time:  1437 PDT.  Cause:  Unknown.  Location:  In the Steep Hollow drainage in Nevada County.  Personnel:  771.  Injuries:  4 Firefighters sustained Burn Injuries and have been airlifted to area Hospitals. Resources:  81 Fire Engines, 30 Fire Crews, 9 Airtankers, 12 Copters, 12 Dozers, 10 Water Tenders.  Acres:  1500. Containment:  5%.

QUEEN FIRE:  Start:  7/25/15.  Time:  0204 PDT.  Cause: unknown.  Location:  Off Hwy16 / McKinnon Rd; 5 miles SE of Pecwan in Humboldt County.  Acres:  150.  Containment:  20%.

WILLOW FIRE: Start: 7/25/15: Time: 1430 PDT. Cause: Under investigation: Location: Sierra National Forest. Personnel: 450. Acres: 1,121. Containment: 5%.

View from Central Camp Road – Courtesy via Inciweb

WRAGG FIRE:  Start:  7/22/15.  Time:  1424 PDT.  Cause:  Initially reported as a vehicle accident but is still under investigation. Personnel:  1,729.  Resources:  133 Fire Engines, 43 Fire Crews, 13 Copters, 24 Dozers, 13 Water Tenders, 6 IMT Staff.  Damage:  1 outbuilding and 1 tent trailer destroyed.  1 structure damaged. Acres:  6,900.  Containment:  60%.

[c] 2915 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/26/15 [Sunday] 1754 PDT

AT A GLANCE: U.S. Active Wildfires – July 25, 2015 [Saturday]

– ALASKA –

AK FOREST SERVICE- Military Zone

Blair Fire:  39 miles southeast of Fairbanks.  Start 6/20/15 at noon by lightning. 11 personnel. 41,290 acres

SW FORESTRY AREA

ANIAK COMPLEX:  White Fish Lake 1, N Aniak Fire: 155,072 acres.  19% contained. 191 personnel.

ALASKA FIRE SERVICE – TANANA ZONE

COMPLEX:  All 5 fires: Lloyd Fire, Rock Fire, The Spicer Creek Fire, Deep Creek and Tozitna Fire [Tozitna merged into Spicer Creek Fire] were ignited by lightning on or around on 6/19/15 around 1315 Hours.  They are located 7 miles NE of Tanana. 489,289 acres burned. 4% contained. The Spicer Creek Fire:  178,395 acres. Absorbed Tozitna Fire.  Lloyd Fire:  65,566 acres. In mop-up stages. Rock Fire: 84,629 acres. Active fire behavior. Deep Creek Fire:  11,259 acres. Minimal fire behavior.

 FAIRBANKS AREA FORESTRY

Aggie Creek Fire:  30 miles NW of Fairbanks. Start 6/22/15 00:00 by Lightning. Div of Forestry [Blankenship]. 164 personnel. 55% contained. 31,705 acres.  Fire behavior limited to smoldering and isolated torching in the interior.

REX COMPLEX FIRES:  Includes 3 fires originally June Fire, the Kobe Fire and Fish Creek Fire, we were all started by lightning on 6/20/15. June Fire: 15 miles Southwest of Anderson. It is currently in monitor status. Kobe Fire:  West of the Parks Highway near MP 275. 8,642 acres. Fish Creek Fire:  East of the Parks Highway near MP 290. 7,464 acres.

DENALI NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE

 All Lightning caused.  6 “New” Fires for 108 acres.  24 Staffed. 289 Active Burning Fires. As of 7/19/15: 4,768,762 acres burned. Iron Fire:  4,148 acres. McLeod Fire: 452 acres. Foraker River Fire:  1043 Acres. Bear Creek Fire: 5,774 acres. Bear Paw Fire: 41 acres. Carlson Lake Fire:  40,257 acres. Castle Rock Fire: 323 acres. Chilchukabena Fire: 361 acres. Diamond Fire: 15 acres. Herron Fire: 903 acres. Moose Creek Fire: 2,865 acres. Munsalti 2 Fire: 91,442 acres

DELTA AREA FORESTRY

Healy Lake Fire:  28 miles SE of Delta Junction.  Start 6/16/15 by Lightning.  Managed by AK DOF [Farnsworth]. 39 personnel. 15% contained. 11,473 acres.

TOK AREA FORESTRY

Long Lake Fire:  Directly South of Northway.  Start 6/20/15 around 1600 hours by Lightning. Being managed by IMT 4 under ICT3 [Hutchinson]. 76 personnel. 60% contained. 29,100 acres.

Tetlin Hills Fire:  8 miles SEof Tok. Start 6/20/15 by lightning. Transitioned to Type 4 IMT 7/23/15. 71 personnel. 95% contained.  1,878 acres.

– ARIZONA –

KAIBAB NATIONAL FOREST

Springs Fire: East of Davenport Knoll, about 2 miles south of Summit Mountain and East of County Road. Start 7/2/15 around midnight.  Lightning caused.  410 acres

– CALIFORNIA –

CAL FIRE INCIDENTS

3-12 Fire:  On Splawn Mountain, northeast of Bieber in Modoc County.  Start 7/23/15 at 1640 PDT. 116 acres. 90% contained.

Park Fire:  Off of Lake Morena Drive near Lake Morena Park, north of Campo in San Diego County.  Started 7/24/15 at 1243 PDT.  25 acres. 45% contained.

Queen Fire:  Off Hwy 169 & McKinnon Hill Rd, 5 miles southeast of Pecwan in Humboldt County. Started 7/25/15 1404 PDT. 200 acres.

Triple Fire:  Globe Dr and Mountain Rd, Springville in Tulare County. Start 7/21/15 at 1235 PDT. 430 acres. 95% contained.

TUU Lightning Complex:  1 mile South of Springville. 446 acres. 75% contained.

Wragg Fire:    off of Hwy 128 near Greaves Rd, Lake Berryessa in Nappa/Solano Counties. Start 7/22/15 at 1424 PDT . 1825 personnel from CAL FIRE, Napa County Fire, Winters FPD, Vacaville FPD, Vacaville City Fire, Napa County Sheriff, Solano County Sheriff, Yolo County Sheriff, CHP, Red Cross, Napa County Roads, BLM, Bureau of Reclamation, North Bay Incident Management Team and CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 6.  Cause: Initially car accident but under investigation. 1 tent trailer, 1 outbuilding have been damaged. 1 structure damaged. 140 currently threatened. Resources:  157 Engines, 45 Fire Crews, 13 helicopters, 28 Dozers, 19 Water Tenders, 6 IMT personnel.

ALERT!:  COMMUNITY MEETING [Wragg Fire]:  Saturday, July 25, 2015, 1800 Hours PDT at the Winters FD located at 700 Main Street, Winters, CA 95694. with  CAL FIRE Sonoma Lake Napa Unit, Incident Management Team 6 and the Winters Fire Department.  They will be hosting a town hall community meeting open to residents affected by the Wragg Fire. Information presented at this meeting will include a discussion regarding the current fire situation, an overview of what happened during this fire, and the objectives of the fire managers. After a brief presentation there will be time for questions and answers with the fire officials.

EL DORADO NATIONAL FOREST

Kyburz Fire:   Start 7/23/15 around 1358 PDT. South Fork of the American River canyon, west of the community of Kyburz. The fire is east of Whitehall on both sides of the American River. Resources:  55 Engines, 13 Crews, 18 Water Tenders, 3 Helicopters, 667 total Personnel. 200 acres. 30% contained.

– MONTANA –

OTHER

Dean S Fire:  6 miles of Miles City – BLM. 866 acres. 40% contained.

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

Reynolds Creek Fire :   6 miles east of Logan Pass, along the western side of Saint Mary Lake. Reported:  7/21/15 1545 PDT.  Type 1 IMT took Command on 7/23 at 1000 Hours. 3,166 acres. 10% contained.

HELENA NATIONAL FOREST

Cabin Gulch Fire: Approximately 14 miles east of Townsend, MT burning in the Deep Creek Drainage, north of Highway 12 [T7N, R4E, SW corner of Section 28 through SE corner of Section 24].  Start 7/21/15 around 1130 Hours. John Thompson is IC. Cause is unknown and under investigation. . 1,616 acres.

– OREGON –

WALLOWA – WHITMAN NATIONAL FOREST

Rye Fire: 13 miles Northwest of Flora, OR (about 1 1/2 miles South of the Oregon/Washington border] in Joseph Canyon. Start 7/23/15 1800 PDT. Lightning caused. OR Type 3 IMT. 125 personnel. 763 acres.  30% contained.

– WASHINGTON –

COLVILLE NATIONAL FOREST

Kettle N Complex:  Kettle Falls. Start 7/20/15 around 1400 PDT due to lightning. New Mexico IMT3 [Corral]. Consists of 6 fires. 170 total acres. Observations:  Most visible to communities along Highway 395 from Barstow to Orient. No current threat for this areas.

North Boulder 2 Fire:  27 miles NW of Colville. Start 7/20/15, 1400 Hours. Lightning caused. 158 acres.WAIMT2 [Rabe] assumed Command 7/25/15 at 0600 Hours..147 personnel. Expecting lightning this weekend.

OKANOGAN – WENATCHEE NATIONAL FOREST

Blankenship Fire:   South Fork Agnes drainage on Pacific Crest Trail. Managed by Chelan Ranger District – USFS.  Started 7/14/15 around midnight. 70 acres.

WASHINGTON STATE – SOUTHWEST

Blue Creek Fire: 8 miles E of Walla Walla.  Start 7/20/15, 1230 PDT. Human caused, under investigation. 6,225 acres. WAIMT1 [Ciraulo]. 1,000 personnel.

ALERT!: Community Meeting Tonight [Blue Creek Fire]:   July 25, 2015 – Saturday.  1900 PDT. Walla Walla Community College – Performing Arts Theater.  Agenda:  Discuss Blue Creek Fire, answer questions, feedback.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog – Published 1400 PDT 7/25/15

WASHINGTON WILDFIRES – July 22, 2015 – Wednesday

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NATIONAL FIRE FACTS :

  • 163 “New” Fires
  • 6 “New” Large Fires
  • 5 “Contained” Large Fires
  • 9 “Uncontained” Large Fires

* * *

BLUE CREEK FIRE – 8 miles East of Walla Walla

Fire Summary/Status ==> Started 7/20 @ 1230 Hours PDT. 5580 acres. 5% containment. In full suppression.  Active fire runs uphill, with torching, flanking.  Cause: Human & under investigation.

Fire deemed “State of Emergency”.   FEMA is dedicating funds for this fire.  Declaration was released on Monday, July 20, 2015.  At which time they stated one structure was lost and the Blue Creek and Mill Creek watersheds were threatened, along with 150 homes, 6 bridges, various roadways and external utilities.

Reports also released stated, the fire was moving NE towards Blacksnake Division.

From tonight’s Community Meeting:  “The fire has crossed over Blue Creek.”

Weather Forecast ==> Wednesday currently this evening [2115 Hours PDT] 78F, clear with winds SW to 4 mph.  Tomorrow’s forecast is 87F with clear sunny skies dipping into the evening to 63F degrees.

Damage Assessment ==> Structures lost [# unknown].

Threats ==> Addiitonal homes.  City of Walla Walla Watershed.  Blue Wood Ski Area.

Evacuations ==> 

Level 3: Klicker Mtn Rd & Blue Crk Rd

Level 2:  Scott Canyon Rd, Tracy Rd, Biscuit Ridge Rd [& Biscut Ridge area]

Level 1:  Mill Crk Rd [above Blue Crk Rd], Lewis Peak Rd [& Lewis Peak area]

Shelter ==> Red Cross Shelter. Walla Walla County Fairgrounds. Will be open until Thursday. Contact Walla Walla Co DEM for more info.

For Evacuation Updates –>  Call Walla Walla County Emergency Department of Management.  Phone #509-524-2900.

Resources ==> 1,000 personnel from DNR SE Region, Walla Walla Co Fire District #4, WSP, WA State Fire Marshal, Walla Walla Emergency Management Division, Walla Walla County Sheriff, Columbia City Emergency Management Division, USDA Forest Service Umatilla Forest.

Mapping of Area ==>

GET PREPARED. BE INFORMED. STAY ALERT.

Sign-up for Alerts ==> Sign up for the Emergency Alerts in your area by going to the County’s website here -> https://ww2.everbridge.net/citizen/logoutLogin.action?gis_alias_id=1200761.  It looks pretty easy as 1-2-3. 

* * *

I-90 Fire – 7 miles SW of George

Fire Summary/Status ==> Start 7/19/15. Cause unknown.  In full suppression. 700 acres at a 80% containment status.  Some demob expected in near future.

* * *

NEAH BAY 200 LINE – 2 miles SE of Neah Bay  – NEW!

Fire Summary/Status ==> Started 7/18/15 by an unknown cause.  41 acres.  Is 90% contained.

* * *

NEWBY LAKE LONG DRAW – 23 miles NW of Oroville

[Formerly Newby Lake Fire]

Fire Summary/Status ==> Started 7/2/15 by lightning.  5,065 acres and is 50% contained.

Resources ==> 329 personnel from BC Ministry of Foresters and WA DNR.

* * *

PC COMPLEX – 8 miles NW of Amboy

Fire Summary/Status ==> This complex is made up of 5 different fires.   Unknown cause. 100 acres. 248 total acres with a 40% containment status.  Type 3 helos [1 heavy, 3 med’s] + 3 Air Tankers have been dropping retardant over the fires.  A Washington IMT 5 Team assumed command on Monday, July 20, 2015.  Fire behavior is moderate with some tree torching. Left flank moving downhill.

Big Creek — > Near Yacolt.  Started 7/17/15 around 1500 hours PDT. 100% contained at 12 acres.

Germany Creek — > Hwy 4 / W of Longview / Kelso areas. Fire started 7/16/15 around 1600 hours PDT.   100% contained at 5 acres.

Colvin Creek –> Started 7/19/15 before noon. Located off of Hwy 503, E of Woodland. 30% contained at 110 acres.

Power Line 1 –> Started 7/20/15 around 1230 hours PDT.  Located in same area as Colvin Creek & Power Line 2 Fires.  100% contained at 1 acre.

Power Line 2 –> Started 7/20/15 1600 hours PDT.  Is in the same general area as Colvin Creek and Power Line 1 Fires. 100% contained at 2 acres.

* * *

WHITEHORSE FIRE – 4 miles SW of Oroville

Fire Summary / Status ==> Started 7/20/15 by lightning. In full suppression. 185 acres at a 0% containment status.  Active fire.

Threatened ==> 9 Mile Ranch subdivision, homes and outbuildings.

We will continue to report on Wildfires as they come in for each State. Please bear with us as there are so many!

If you wish to SHARE your stories and photos, we’d be happy to post them to our blog and Social Media Sites.

Be Safe out there Friends and Thank You for all of your supportive comments, input and following us.  We appreciate every single one of y’all.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog [Posted 7/22/15 2140 Hours PDT]

NORTHWEST WILDFIRES [OR, WA] – SitReps for Monday, July 13, 2015

NW FIRE SUMMARY

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“Rimrock Fire” by LR Swenson / NWFB

  • New Large Fires: 0
  • Large Fires Contained:  1
  • New Fires:  13 fires for 131 acres [WA], 11 fires for 2 acres [OR]
  • Uncontained Fires:  8 [Oregon 3, Washington 5]
  • NIMOs Committed:  1
  • Type 1 IMT Committed: 1
  • Type 2 IMT Committed:  3

NATIONAL FIRE SUMMARY

  • New Intial Attack Fires: 92 [Light]
  • New Large Incidents:  6
  • New Large Fires Contained:  3
  • Uncontained Fires:  14
  • NIMOs Committed:  1
  • Type 1 IMTs Committed:  1
  • Type 2 IMTs Committed:  10

Sheriff, Evacuations

“Douglas County Complex Evacuations” by LR Swenson / NWFB

 

–> WASHINGTON FIRES <–

# # #

NEWBY LAKE FIRE – 23 mi NW of Oroville [WA]

Canadian Recon Flight July 4, 2015

“Canadian Recon Flight July 4, 2015” #FireImage via Inciweb

  • Start 7/2/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 5065 acres
  • 15% contained
  • Minimal ROS due to wetting rain
  • Fire started in Canada, crossing US border
  • Located in Pasayten wilderness / Loomis State Forest
  • Lynx habitat / natural resources threatened
  • IC:  IMT1. PNW Team 3 (Lewis)
  • 537 personnel
  • United States acres listed

# # #

MT ADAMS COMPLEX

15 miles NNW of Trout Lake [WA]

Fire moving across drainage, Riddle Creek in background

“High Elevation Fire on July 3, 2015” – Courtesy of Inciweb

  • Start 7/10/15
  • Confine / Full suppression
  • Lightning caused
  • Total 403 acres
  • 41% contained
  • Minimal ROS
  • Closures:  Area / trail closures in effect incl portion of Pacific Crest Trail
  • IMT2, WA Team 4 [Gales/Nickey]
  • 231 personnel
  • Timber [fire fuel]

# # #

HORSESHOE FIRE – Gifford Pinchot National Forest

A photo of spike camp.  A look toward the meadow that is home to firefighters.  With boxes stacked in the foreground, a firefighter in a yellow shirt is seen packing his bag across the meadow.  Yellow tents are seen in the distance.

“Horseshoe Spike Camp” by Curtis Schwarm

  • 340 acres
  • Confine / full suppression
  • 75% contained

Smoke plume rising from Horseshoe Fire  as viewed from high on the slopes of Mount Adams

“Horseshoe Fire smoke plume as seen from Mount Adams on July 3 2015”

Courtesy via Inciweb

# # #

RILEY FIRE – Gifford Pinchot National Forest

  • 340 acres
  • Full suppression
  • 0% contained

# # #

CANYON FIRE 

  • .01 acres
  • Full suppression
  • 50% contained

# # #

7 LAKES FIRE – Gifford Pinchot National Forest

  • 0.1 acres
  • Full suppression
  • 95% contained

# # #

DEEP LAKE – NE side of Deep Lake, Colville

  • Start 7/8/15 around 1600 hours
  • Human caused – under investigation
  • 77 acres
  • 50% contained
  • 165 personnel
  • Fire fuel:  Timber
  • Ray Corral, New Mexico Type 3 Team

PARADISE FIRE – 13 miles NNE of Quinault – Olympic National Park

view from Hurricane Ridge

“Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park” Web Cam

  • Start 6/15
  • Confine
  • Lightning caused
  • 1590 acres
  • 21% contained
  • Minimal ROS
  • Timber burning
  • Wetting rains occurred over the fire
  • Firefighters working to “confine” fire N of Queets River / E of Bob Creek
  • Located in Olympic National Park
  • Crews continuing to limit forward spread to W & S.
  • NW NIMO (Hahnenberg) is currently managing fire
  • Transitioning to IMT3 team on Tuesday, 7/14/15
  • 130 personnel

# # #

DOUGLAS COUNTY COMPLEX – 23 miles E of Wenatchee [WA]

Fire Apparatus, Tender 65

“Tender 65 on the Rimrock Fire” by LR Swenson / NWFB

  • Residences, crops, T&E species, and Sage-Grouse habitat threatened
  • Numerous homes evacuated. IMT2
  • IC:  IMT2, OR Team 3 (Johnson/Keith)
  • Level 3 evacs:  30 residents on North Palisades Rd
  • Level 1 evacs:  Rock Island Grade
  • Evacuations being handled by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
  • Red Cross Shelter at the Ephrata High School – Closed – due to lack of activity
  • 276 personnel on both fires [Jameson & Rimrock Fires]
  • 22,700 acres – total
  • 55% contained
  • Brush, grass and sage

# # #

JAMESON LAKE FIRE – 17 miles NE of Waterville near Jameson Lake 

  • Full Suppression
  • 7700 acres
  • 80% containment
  • 0 structures reported lost
  • No injuries reported

# # #

RIMROCK FIRE – 10 miles SE of Waterville

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“Tanker 131 Fly Over”  by LR Swenson / NWFB

  • South of Douglas
  • 300 acres

# # #

PEGG CANYON / WAGON RD 

  • In full suppression
  • 15,000 acres
  • 40% containment

# # #

MOSES STOOL – 16 mi E of Wenatchee – Added to Complex 7/12/15

  • Start 7/10/15
  • Caused by lightning
  • Full suppression
  • 1300 acres
  • 40% contained
  • Moderate ROS
  • Wind driven
  • Sage-grouse habitat burning

# # #

WOLVERINE FIRE – 5 miles S of Stehekin [WA]

“High Elevation Fire” – 

  •  Start 6/29/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 314 acres
  • 0% containment
  • Moderate fire behavior
  • Steep, rugged terrain
  • Homes, historic cabins and mine infrastructure threatened
  • Level 2 evacuations
  • IMT 3 in Command
  • 75 personnel

“Removing Brush from Holden Rd” [#FireImage via Inciweb]

 

–> OREGON FIRES <–

# # #

WEST FORK – 10 miles SE of Dayville [OR]

“Dropping Retardant on Fire” Courtesy of inciweb

  • Started 6/29/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 770 acres
  • 15% containment
  • Minimal ROS due to rain received
  • Threats to natural resources and a Fire lookout
  • Fire fuels: Timber, short grass, brush.
  • Located within the perimeter of the 2006 Shake Table Fire complex (Thorn Creek fire).
  • Currently being managed by IMT2, OR Team 2 (Fillis/Knerr) / also managing the Corner Creek Fire
  • Transitioning to a local unit at 0600 on Monday, 7/13/15
  • 137 personnel

# # #

CORNER CREEK FIRE – 11 miles S of Dayville [OR]

Tree torching in Division T

“Firefighter Carlos Ontiveros captures the image of trees torching in Division T early in the fire” by Carlos Ontiveros

  •  Started 6/29/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 29,407 acres
  • 85% contained
  • Full suppression
  • Minimal ROS
  • Rain received
  • Cultural sites, scenic waters, T&E species, private land, improvements and Sage-grouse habitat are under threat
  • Fire fuels:  Timber (Grass and Understory),  short grass (1 foot) and light logging slash
  • IMT2, OR Team 2 (Fillis/Knerr)
  • 334 personnel

# # #

 GENEVA 15 – 5 miles W of Culver [OR]

  • Start 7/10/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 880 acres
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • Full suppression
  • Grass/Brush
  • 10% containment
  • Burnout operations completed
  • No additional growth expected
  • IMT 4 in Command

# # #

SHEEP ROCK – 45 NW of Vale [OR]

  • Start 7/8/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 590 acres
  • Full Suppression
  • Grass/Brush
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • Cabins and Sage-Grouse habitat threatened.
  • 80% containment
  • Mop-up ongoing
  • ICT 3 Team on incident

# # #

10-MILE CANYON FIRE – 10 miles W of Antelope [OR]

  • Start 7/8/10
  • Unknown cause
  • Full Suppression
  • Grass/Brush
  •  6707 acres
  • ICT 4 IMT
  • ** 100 % contained **
  • Final report unless conditions change

# # #

DENNIS CREEK – 15 miles E of Union [OR]

  • Start 7/1/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 157 acres
  • 10% contained
  • Confine/Full Suppression
  • Timber burning
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • Steep, remote ground in the Eagle Cap Wilderness
  • Using air resources to check Northward spread
  • Rain fell over the fire
  • ICT 4 Team on this incident

Thank you for following us.  Though this is for Monday’s SitReps.  We will be providing another update later today.  Thanks for what you all do out there whether you are in a Public Safety profession or not.  Keep up the great work you’re doing.

 

 

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

 

NORTHWEST WILDFIRES [OR, WA] – SitReps for Sunday, July 12, 2015

NORTHWEST FIRE SUMMARY for Sunday, July 12, 2015

  • 1 new fire
  • 1 contained fire
  • 12 uncontained fires [Oregon 5, Washington 7]
  • 29 new fires for 5 acres in OR
  • 6 new fires for 1301 acres in WA
  • 1 Type 1 IMT committed
  • 5 Type 2 IMT committed

–>  CURRENT FIRES <–

MOSES STOOL – 16 mi E of Wenatchee [WA] 

  • Start 7/10/15
  • Caused by lightning
  • Full suppression
  • 1300 acres
  • 40% contained
  • Moderate ROS
  • Wind driven
  • Sage-grouse habitat burning
  • ICT3

# # #

NEWBY LAKE FIRE – 23 mi NW of Oroville [WA]

Canadian Recon Flight July 4, 2015

“Canadian Recon Flight on July 3” [#FireImage via Inciweb]

  • Start 7/2/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 5065 acres
  • 15% contained
  • Moderate ROS
  • Some rain received
  • Fire started in Canada, crossing US border
  • Located in Pasayten wilderness / Loomis State Forest
  • Lynx habitat / natural resources threatened
  • IMT 2, WA Team 2 [Rabe/Reidy]
  • IMT 1, PNW Team 3 [Lewis] to assume Command as of 7/13 0600

# # #

MT ADAMS COMPLEX – 15 miles NNW of Trout Lake [WA]

  • Start 7/10/15
  • Confine / Full suppression
  • Lightning caused
  • Total 403 acres
  • 41% contained
  • Minimal ROS
  • Closures:  Area / trail closures in effect incl portion of Pacific Crest Trail
  • IMT2, WA Team 4 [Gales/Nickey]
  • Timber

# # #

HORSESHOE FIRE

  • 340 acres
  • Confine / full suppression
  • 75% contained

Photo looking down at the base of large tree.  The area around the base of the tree is burned to ash.  The edge of the photo shows unburned tree limbs with flames.

Hotspot on Horseshoe Fire by Justin Ewer, USFS [#FireImage via Inciweb]

# # #

RILEY FIRE

  • 340 acres
  • Full suppression
  • 0% contained

A ground perspective looking uphill of the Riley Trail, covered in ash and burnt logs.  Burned trees and snags are standing in the area.

Burned Riley Trail by Justin Ewer, USFS [#FireImage via Inciweb]

# # #

CANYON FIRE

  • .01 acres
  • Full suppression
  • 50% contained

Photo taken from the edge a meadow, which houses the Mt Adams Complex spike camp.   A helicopter is seen delivering supplies, hovering above the meadow with sling loads on the ground. Yellow tents are seen in the distance, at the edge of the meadow.

Sling loads being delivered to Spike Camp

by Justin Ewer, USFS [#FireImage via Inciweb]

# # #

7 LAKES FIRE

  • 0.1 acres
  • Full suppression
  • 95% contained

# # #

WEST FORK – 10 miles SE of Dayville [OR]

Retardant drop on West Fork fire

“Retardant Drop” by Nick Stiner [#FireImage via Inciweb]

  • Started 6/29/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 770 acres
  • 15% containment
  • Minimal ROS due to rain received
  • Threats to natural resources and a Fire lookout
  • Currently being managed by IMT2, OR Team 2 (Fillis/Knerr) / also managing the Corner Creek Fire
  • Transitioning to a local unit at 0600 on Monday, 7/13/15

# # #

CORNER CREEK FIRE – 11 miles S of Dayville [OR]

From a great vantage point, firefighter Carlos Ontiveros snaps a great photo of fire over the hill.

“Fire Over the Hill on July 3” by Carlos Ontiveros

[#FireImage via Inciweb]

  •  Started 6/29/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 29,407 acres
  • 75% contained
  • Full suppression
  • Minimal ROS
  • Rain received
  • Cultural sites, scenic waters, T&E species, private land, improvements and Sage-grouse habitat are under threat
  • Brush/Grass/Timber burning
  • IMT2, OR Team 2 (Fillis/Knerr)

One of many air tankers drops a load of retardant on the fire.

“Air Tanker Retardant Drop” by Jeff Priest [#FireImage via Inciweb]

# # #

PARADISE FIRE – 13 miles NNE of Quinault [WA]

Hot and dry conditions led to a prolonged burning period on Friday July 3

“Fire on July 3”  [#FireImage via Inciweb]

  • Start 6/15
  • Confine
  • Lightning caused
  • 1590 acres
  • 21% contained
  • Minimal ROS
  • Timber burning
  • Wetting rains occurred over the fire
  • Firefighters working to “confine” fire N of Queets River / E of Bob Creek
  • Located in Olympic National Park
  • Crews continuing to limit forward spread to W & S.
  • NW NIMO (Hahnenberg) is currently managing fire
  • Transitioning to IMT3 team on Tuesday, 7/14/15


“Aerial View in Afternoon on June 23” – [#FireImage via Inciweb]

# # #

DOUGLAS COUNTY COMPLEX – 23 miles E of Wenatchee [WA]

  • Start 7/10/15 at 1800 East of Waterville
  • Lightning caused – 5 sparks merged into 2 large fires
  • 19,700 acres
  • Extreme fire behavior due to wind-driven
  • Full suppression
  • Grass/Brush
  • 0% containment
  • Residences, crops, T&E species, and Sage-Grouse habitat threatened
  • Numerous homes evacuated. IMT2
  • OR Team 3 (Johnson/Keith) is mobilizing to the complex
  • Eric Riener, IC 3 Type 3 IMT ordered
  • Level 3 evacs:  30 residents on North Palisades Rd
  • Level 1 evacs:  Rock Island Grade
  • Evacuations being handled by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
  • Red Cross Shelter at the Ephrata High School
  • 300 personnel on both fires [Jameson & Rimrock Fires]
  • 22,212 acres – total
  • 55% contained
  • Brush, grass and sage

# # #

JAMESON LAKE FIRE – 17 miles NE of Waterville near Jameson Lake

  • Full Suppression
  • 7700 acres
  • 0% containment
  • 0 structures reported lost
  • No injuries reported

# # #

RIMROCK FIRE – 10 miles SE of Waterville

Brush Truck from Thurston County Fire Protection District [Credit  / LR Swenson]

 

“Thurston Co Fire District’s Brush Truck 16-2” – #FireImage by LR Swenson

  • South of Douglas
  • 300 acres

Rimrock Fire, Tanker 131 0

“Tanker 131 Circling Back Around” – #FireImage by LR Swenson

[See our separate post on this fire for our firsthand visit to the incident on Saturday, 7/11/15]

# # #

GENEVA 15 – 5 miles W of Culver [OR]

  • Start 7/10/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 880 acres
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • Full suppression
  • Grass/Brush
  • 10% containment
  • Burnout operations completed
  • No additional growth expected
  • IMT 4 in Command

# # #

WOLVERINE FIRE – 5 miles S of Stehekin [WA]

Helispot built by rapellers on July 29.

“Wolverine HeliSpot” [#FireImage via Inciweb]

  •  Start 6/29/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 314 acres
  • 0% containment
  • Moderate fire behavior
  • Steep, rugged terrain
  • Homes, historic cabins and mine infrastructure threatened
  • Level 2 evacuations
  • IMT 3 in Command

“Removing Brush from Holden Rd” [#FireImage via Inciweb]

# # #

SHEEP ROCK – 45 NW of Vale [OR]

  • Start 7/8/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 590 acres
  • Full Suppression
  • Grass/Brush
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • Cabins and Sage-Grouse habitat threatened.
  • 80% containment
  • Mop-up ongoing
  • ICT 3 Team on incident

# # #

10-MILE CANYON FIRE – 10 miles W of Antelope [OR]

  • Start 7/8/10
  • Unknown cause
  • Full Suppression
  • Grass/Brush
  •  6707 acres
  • ICT 4 IMT
  • ** 100 % contained **
  • Final report unless conditions change

# # #

DENNIS CREEK – 15 miles E of Union [OR]

  • Start 7/1/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 157 acres
  • 10% contained
  • Confine/Full Suppression
  • Timber burning
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • Steep, remote ground in the Eagle Cap Wilderness
  • Using air resources to check Northward spread
  • Rain fell over the fire
  • ICT 4 Team on this incident

# # # #

*** CONTAINED FIRES ****

231 FIRE – 7 miles S of Springdale [WA]

Two members of the Washington Air National Guard with equipment and computers

“Air National Guard helps with Communications” [#FireImage via Inciweb] 

  • 400 personnel total for 231 Fire Little Spokane  Fire
  • Started 7/3/15 1500 hours
  • 231 Fire – 970 acres / Little Spokane Fire – 168 acres
  • Both fires 100% contained
  • Incident Cooperators:  Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Stevens County Fire District 1, Spokane Fire District 4, Spokane Fire District 9

# # #

Though rain has fallen in parts of Washington State, it is still dry as ever.

Thank you for reading our post today and as always, we hope you have a Safe day.  Thank you to those who are out fighting these recognized wildfires in both Washington and Oregon.  We appreciate your tireless efforts, dedication and working hard during these hot, humid and in difficult conditions to save property and lives.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

 

WILDFIRE: #WestForkFire Update – March 29, 2015 – Sunday

Near Red Lodge MT | A wildland fire broke out on Saturday, March 28 around 1230 MT flaring up to  50-100 acres, but was quickly fueled by windy conditions.  The wildland fire was caused by faulty equipment being used on a private road and ruled as human-caused.

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Photo Courtesy/inciweb

LOCATION.

Located two [2] miles SW of Red Lodge, MT.   The incident is currently in a Unified Command with Red Lodge Rural 7 and USFS Type 3.

PERSONNEL.

There are current 52 personnel on scene from Red Lodge Fire Rescue and Custer Gallatin National Forest.  No injuries to fire crews or to civilans have been reported.

Photo Courtesy/inciweb

Photo Courtesy/inciweb

RESOURCES.

Six [6] Engines and one [1] Water Tender are currently being used for fire suppression.

Resources for one [1] Type II Initial Attack Crew has been ordered, along with additional resources as needed.

STRUCTURES.

Thirty homes are currently being threatened. There are no evacuation orders in force at the moment.  No structures have been damaged or lost.

CONTAINMENT STATUS.

The fire is currently at a 0% containment status.

ASSIGNMENTS.

Crews are assigned today to handle structure protection, building a fire line and cooling down hot spots.

Photo Courtesy/inciweb

Photo Courtesy/inciweb

WEATHER FORECAST.

The weather forecast today is to have a high of 66-degrees with winds coming from the South to Southwest up to 10 – 15 mph.

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CA WILDFIRE: Happy Camp Complex in Klamath National Forest

FIRE LOCATION

  • Happy Camp, California
Photo by Kari Greer via inciweb

Photo by Kari Greer via inciweb

INCIDENT SUMMARY, FIRE STATUS

  • Date Started:  8/11/2014
  • Lightning caused.
  • 129,422 acres
  • 72% contained
  • Last & final update due to slowly spreading, no significant growth

RESOURCES

  • 1156 personnel
  • 19 crews
  • 12 helos
  • 20 engines
  • 5 dozers
  • 32 water tenders
Photo by Kari Greer via Inciweb

Photo by Kari Greer via Inciweb

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

  • $81M + Cost to Date
  • 6 Structures destroyed
  • 2 structures damaged
Photo by Kari Greer via Inciweb

Photo by Kari Greer via Inciweb

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Community Meeting on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 1800 hours at Department of Natural Resources Office.  Address:  39051 Hwy 96, Orleans.
  • Last and final update of fire unless there’s a significant change.
  • Mandatory and voluntary evacuations, road closures were lifted or opened by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office.
  • The Fire Service will still be working in the area and ask drivers to be aware and drive slowly where personnel are still located.
  • Emergency Closures still remain in effect for the Klamath National Forest. Contact if questions:  thttp://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/4036/ for details and maps of closure areas or call 530-841-4541.

RELATED INCIDENT LINKS

  • Pacific Crest Trail Association  – http://www.pcta.org/
  • Ready, Set, Go. – http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
  • Prevent Wildfires. – http://www.preventwildfireca.org/
  • CA Smoke Information – http://californiasmokeinfo.blogspot.com/
  • Klamath National Forest [Facebook Page] – https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Forest-Service-Klamath-National-Forest/1450774868533172?ref=hl
  • National Weather Service – http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Happy+Camp&state=CA&site=MFR&textField1=41.7933&textField2=-123.378#.VBu725RdWSp
  • Glossary of Wildland Terminology – http://www.nwcg.gov/pms/pubs/glossary/s.htm
  • Forest Notices – http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/klamath/alerts-notices
  • Fire Safe  Council of Siskiyou County – http://www.firesafesiskiyou.org/MtShasta/HomePage
  • Code Red Emergency Alert System – http://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/content/codered-emergency-alert-system
Photo by Kari Greer via inciweb

Photo by Kari Greer via inciweb

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

  • American Red Cross
  • Happy Camp Fire Department
  • CAL Fire
  • City of Happy Camp
  • Karuk Tribe
  • Siskiyou County Sheriffs Office
  • Siskiyou County Public Works

 

2014 The NW Fire Blog