The Wildfire Log | Sand Fire | CA | 1

CALIFORNIA

JUNE 8, 2019 – SATURDAY – 1750 HOURS PDT

Incident Summary

A 3-month old compost fire has rekindled as the winds increased igniting a human-caused wildfire named the SAND FIRE, which is burning off of Country Rd 41 and Highway 16 towards Rumsey, California.

Current Status

Seven engines from the CAL FIRE – BUTTE County have dispatched to neighboring Yolo County, where the wildfire is now growing from original reports of 200 acres to 300.

Fire Resources

Engine 217 arrived on-scene at 1742 hours and was assigned as the Incident Command.

Air Support

Air Attack along with Helicopters 104 (to arrive @ 1750 PDT), 152 (on-scene @ 1744 PDT) are attached to this incident. Helitender 104 is also en route to the SAND FIRE (1749 PDT).

Air Tankers are flying at an altitude of 3,000 feet elevation north and south of the fire.

Coptors are flying northeast of the.  Helicopter 101 is currently northeast of the head of the fire.

So far, we have heard via scanner feed that Helicopters 101, 104, 152 and 512 are on-scene. (1749 PDT)

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The Wildfire Log | The Mountain Fire | AZ | 1

TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, ARIZONA

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019 @ 1530 HOURS MST

Incident Summary

A wildfire ignited just before noon on  Friday, June 7th, located approximately eight miles east of the nearest town of Cave Creek, Arizona.  It is about eight miles of the Cave Creek Ranger District office and near Horseshoe Dam Road turnoff.

The fire was caused by human intervention from an unknown ignition source.  The cause is currently under investigation.

Current Status

The fire has destroyed 7,225 acres and there is still a 0% containment status.

Image of smoke from Mountain Fire

Photo Credit: Tonto National Forest

It is being reported to be burning on the Tonto National Forest and east and northeast towards Bartlett Lake and Horshoe.  The nearby Bartlett Dam Road and Cave Road have both been shutdown.  This closure is to continue throughout the weekend.

A helicopter is currently dipping out of the Barlett Lake.

Fire Resources

There are currently 243 total personnel assigned to this wildfire along with fire assets that include multiple air tankers and a helicopter.

Mountain Fire burned area

Aerial fly over. | Photo Credit: Tonto National Forest

Command was assumed by the Central West Zone Type 3 IMT at 0600 hours this morning.

Additional resources are on order.

Photo Credit: Tonto National Forest

Evacuation Orders

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office was assisting with the mandatory evacuations of those in the Bartlett Lake users and campers who had remained in the area, after voluntary evacuations were issued on Friday, June 7th.

Social Media

#TheMountainFire #AZwildfires2019

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The Wildfire Log | Stuhr Fire | CA | 1

CALIFORNIA

JUNE 8, 2019 – SATURDAY – 1445 PDT

Incident Summary

A wildfire is burning off of I-5 and Pete Miller Road, located southwest of Newman in Stanislaus County, California.

It started on Friday, June 7, 2019, around 1655 hours PDT.  The cause is unknown and is under investigation.

Current Fire Status

Forward spread of the fire has been stopped.

Fire has destroyed 600 acres and firefighters have reached a 75% containment status.

There are approximately 90 personnel from the CAL FIRE Santa Clara Unit.

Cost-To-Date

The Cost-to-date has reached $10,000.

Social Media

#StuhrFire #CAwildfires2019

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The Wildfire Log | Dry Sage Fire | WA | 2

YAKIMA COUNTY, WASHINGTON

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019 – 1440 HOURS PDT

Incident Summary

A wildfire is burning in Yakima County, called the Dry Sage Fire that is approximately 400 acres and growing. The location of the fire has been released by WA DNR as being on the Durr Road in Yakima County, Washington.

Fire fuels include grass and brush.

Current Fire Status

We have reached out to WA DNR for any recent updates on this fire.

According to their CAD system, they are still reporting 400 acres. We are trying to find out the containment status, any increase in acreage, the fire behavior and if any homes are being threatened, etc.

Resources

AA-10F, E381, FB205, FB244, H339, H336, SE463, SE521, SE540, SE JAMES, SE JONES were dispatched at 1006 hours PDT this morning.

Social Media

#DrySageFire #WAwildfires2019

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The Wildfire Log | French Canyon Fire | WA | 1

TIETON, WASHINGTON

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019 @ 1430 HOURS PDT

Incident Summary

A wildfire ignited in French Canyon, about 95 miles southeast of Seattle and located in Tieton (Yakima County), Washington State.

Current Status

Fire personnel and assets were dispatched @ 1246 hours PDT to a 2-acre fire.  Resources included Anthanum 20, other brush trucks and engines.

The Fire Command was named “French Command”.  Yakima County Fire and WA DNR would become “Unified Command”.

The size up of the fire: 6.2 acres (correction) , on private land, in District 1’s area with fire fuels of grass and brush with the fire backing.  There was a low chance of the fire progressing.

Evacuations were beginning to occur but due to the scratchiness of the fire scanners, the locations are unknown at this time.  We are working to gather more intel to provide another update.

Firefighters were working on the West Flank which appeared to be stopped. They were going into direct fire attack on the East Flank.

No additional resources were needed at the time the size up was given.

Social Media

#FrenchFire #WAwildfires2019

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The Wildfire Log | Dry Sage Fire | WA | 1

YAKIMA COUNTY, WASHINGTON

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019 – 1345 HOURS PDT

Incident Summary

A wildfire is burning in Yakima County, called the Dry Sage Fire that is approximately 400 acres and growing.  The exact location is unknown.

Fire fuels include grass and brush.

Resources

AA-10F, E381, FB205, FB244, H339, H336, SE463, SE521, SE540, SE JAMES, SE JONES were dispatched at 1006 hours PDT this morning.

Weather Report

Current weather at 1335 hours PDT:  Partly cloudy, 69*F with a humidity of 29*. Winds are from the SE 12 mph with gusts to 17 mph.   Visibility is 10 miles.

Social Media

#DrySageFire #WAwildfires2019

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The Wildfire Log | Landsburg Fire | WA

MAPLE VALLEY, WASHINGTON STATE

Friday, June 7, 2019 @ 2345 hours PDT

Incident Summary

A small fire (wildfire) broke out in the Maple Valley area in King County, Washington prompting the call out of fire resources at 0922 hours PDT.

Firefighters were able to quickly contain and control this fire by 1000 hours PDT and putting it completely out at 1001 hours PDT.

Cause

The cause is unknown at the time of this reporting but if we receive this information, we will post it in our next update.

Damage Assessment

Fire crews were able to hold this fire to less than one acre of grass and brush that was destroyed.

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The Wildfire Log | Punch Bowl Fire | WA

CLALLAM COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE

Friday, June 7th @ 2330 Hours PDT

Incident Summary

An early wildfire ignited this morning , just before  0700 hours PDT on Lake Crescent, located in the Olympic National Park in Port Angeles named the PUNCH BOWL FIRE.

Cause

There is no known cause of the wildfire.

Current Status

The fire was contained at 1030 hours PDT and brought under control at 1118 hours PDT.  It was completely put out at 1232 hours PDT.

Crews successfully held the fire to less than one acre.

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The Wildfire Log | Flaming Raft Fire | WA

COWLITZ COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE

Friday, June 7, 2019 – 2330 PDT

Incident Summary

A wildfire broke out in the area of the Pacific Cascade communications center whom dispatched WA DNR Engines 272 and 277 at 1715 hours PDT tonight. The fire named the FLAMING RAFT FIRE was reported as a 20 ft by 20 ft area on Dike Road in Cowlitz County, Washington.

Fire crews were able to keep the fire to less than one acre burned of grass and brush.

Cause

At the time of this post, the cause was unknown.

Injuries

There were no injuries reported.

Damage Assesment

There was no report of damaged or destroyed structures.

Social Media

#WAwildfires2019  #FlamingRaftFire

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The Wildfire Log | Probert Fire | WA

SHELTON, WASHINGTON

First of Two Wildfires Ignite in Mason County

Fire crews were dispatched at 1311 hours PDT on Thursday, June 6th, 2019 through the South Puget Sound Dispatch Center to the first fire in this area.  While firefighters were fighting this fire named the PROBERT FIRE, others were dispatched at 1316 hours to the PINE GARDEN FIRE.

Fire crews helped stop this fire progressing forward and kept it to less than one acre which destroyed grass, brush, slash and logs.  Firefighters contained the fire at 1400 hours and brought it under control at 1500 hours.

The fire is currently in patrol status.

No word on what sparked the wildfire.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/6/2019 @ 2130 hours PDT