Mendocino Complex | California

INCIDENT SUMMARY – 2 large wildfires are burning in multiple county, destroying and damaging hundreds of structures, prompting massive evacuations and injuring two firefighters.  Here is the Sit Rep and summary of today’s fire activities.

Credit – Mendocino NF

UPDATE 1 – AUGUST 11 2018 – 1100 HOURS PDT

COMMAND – Unified Command with CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit / USFS Mendocino National Forest. Colusa County, Lake County and Mendocino County.

Credit: Mendocino NF

RANCH FIRE

Started 7/27/2018 1203 PDT. Cause unk. SR CA-20 @ MP 39, Old Lake County SR, Blue Lake, 8 mi NE of Ukiah. 276,306 acres. 58% contained.

Mutual Global Partners on the fire. Credit: Mendocino NF

RIVER FIRE

Started 7/27/2018 1301 PDT. Cause unk. Old River Road, 6 miles N of Hopland. 48,920 acres. 92% contained.

Credit: Mendocino NF

MENDOCINO COMPLEX TOTALS

325,226 acres. 67% contained. 0 deaths. 2 FF injuries. 1525 structures threatened. 139 homes, 119 other destroyed. 13 homes, 24 others damaged.

Heat map. Courtesy: Inciweb

FIRE STATUS 
The northern portion of the Ranch Fire was very active overnight and continues to threaten areas north of the fire perimeter. There was success bringing the western edge of the fire back into the Mendocino National Forest.
Fire crews continue working on bringing bring the east edge of the fire back in to the Mendocino National Forest, but obstacles and access still prove to be challenging. Most of the fire attack resources are being moved to the northern region of the fire to help fight and suppress an active fire front that is pushing north.
Crews southern perimeter continue suppression repair and patrol. The River Fire continues to be patrolled with suppression repair crews on the ground.

Credit: Mendocino NF

Credit: Mendocino NF

RESOURCES
293 engines. 92 water tenders. 20 helicopters. 65 crews. 80 bulldozers. 7 others. 3,521 personnel.

Credit : Mendocino NF

INCIDENT COOPERATORS
Potter Valley Fire, Redwood Valley Fire, Ukiah Fire, California Office of Emergency Services, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California SR Patrol, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, Colusa County Sheriff’s Office, Glenn County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Australia and New Zealand Fire, Bureau of Land Management, Hopland Fire, Lakeport Fire, PG&E, AT&T, California Conservation Corps, and additional agencies from throughout California and other States.

Credit: Mendocino NF

WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS
(c) 2018 Firestorms & Disasters #MendocinoComplex #CAwildfires2018

Ashland, Oregon Wildfire | Hendrix Fire

HENDRIX FIRE — ASHLAND, OREGON —

UPDATE 1 – 7/21/2018 – 2230 PDT – A wildfire sparked by lightning ignited on Sunday, July 15, 2018, around 0830 hours PDT.  The fire was reported at 0930 hours to the RRSNF by the Dutchman Peak lookout.

It is located about nine miles southwest of Ashland, Oregon on the Rogue River- Siskiyou National Forest (Office in Medford), three air miles from Wagner Gap and 1.5-2milesfrom the small community of Dog Fork.  It is burning partly on private land and canopied forest lands.

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Photo Credit | USFS – Rogue River- Siskiyou NF

Initial fire attack activities included water bucket drops and air tankers dropping about 10,000 gallons of fire-retardant but it was agreed that it was ineffective as it was not reaching the ground.  This was due to the heavy forest canopy above.

Crews are currently fighting the fire from the ground up and on areas where most effective.

Fire has burned 947 acres of timber and medium logging slash.  Crews have gained a 15% containment status. Fire behavior remains active with single-tree torching.

There are currently 467 personnel assigned along with four hotshot crews, 10 hand crews, five helicopters, 16 engines, three bulldozers and seven on loan from Incident Cooperators, as well as seven water tenders.

Incident Cooperators include the City of Ashland, Jackson County Emergency Management, Jackson County Sheriff Office, OR Department of Forestry and Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

Since July 17th when USFS IC R. Harrod (Type 2 IMT) and ODF IC John Buckman (Type 2 IMT) assumed command – helicopters have logged more than 50 flight hours and dropped 120,000 gallons of water over the fire line.

Level 2 and 3 evacuations are in effect for Hells Peak located southeast of Ruch.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

Little Valley Fire | Nevada | Update 2

Updated 8:30 PM PDT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Start Date / Time

The Little Valley Fire was reported @ 1:38 AM on 10/14/2016.  It started in the Little Valley / Washoe area.

Crew from Sac Fire on @Cal_OES Type I Strike team at #LittleValleyFire. Fortifying drainage ditches in advance of next wave of storms. (Credit: Sacramento FD)

Cause

The cause is unknown and under investigation.

Fire Fuels

The Wildfire is burning in mixed timber, sagebrush and grass on a combination of Federal, State and Private lands.

Size, Containment Status

The fire has been reduced down to 2291 acres with a containment status of 90%.

Future Fire Activities

Fire crews will continue to build and strengthen containment lines, as well as structure protection.  There is a plan in the very near future for re-population activities.

Fire Managers report the great news of almost nearly three (3) inches of rain on the fire line, helping decrease fire behavior.

RESOURCES

Personnel 

There are a total of 600 personnel assigned to this incident.  4 injuries have been reported.

Equipment/Resources

Assigned to this incident are 70 engines, 18 hand crews and 2 helicopters.

Incident Cooperators 

(Fire)  BLM, CAL Fire, Carson City Fire, Nevada DNR, Nevada DOF, Nevada National Guard, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Reno FD, Sparks FD, Storey County Fire Protection District,Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and USDA Forest Service.

(Law Enforcement)  Carson City Sheriff, Nevada Dept of Public Safety, Nevada Highway Patrol, Reno PD, Washoe County Schools Police, Washoe County Sheriff

(Human Services) American Red Cross.

(Transportation)  Nevada DOT and Washoe County Roads Division.

(Emergency Management) California OES, Nevada Division of Emergency Management and Washoe County Emergency Management.

(Government)  Nevada Governor’s Office, Washoe County Animal Services, Washoe County Building Services, Washoe County Commissioners, Washoe County Community Services, Washoe County Manager and Washoe County Social Services.

(EMS) Regional Emergency Medical Services

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

Structures Saved

Fire crews were able to save 480 residences.

Structures Under Threat

500

Structures Destroyed

There were 23-residences and 17-outbuildings.  Evacuations are still in effect.

SOCIAL MEDIA 

From the Fireground

“Chief Moore thanks the Great Basin Incident Management team for the incredible response and support to our community.” – Truckee Meadows Fire (10/17/2016)

Credit: Truckee Meadows Fire

CAL OES Strike Team (Credit: Sacramento Fire)

“Turlock and OES Firefighters return home safely.” – Turlock Fire Department (10/17/2016)

Credit: Turlock Fire Department

Governor’s Office

“Without hesitation our first responders always answer the call. Grateful for them. (Fire Debriefing Meeting)

Credit: Nevada State Governor Sandoval

Hashtags Used for The Fire

NW Fire Blog:  #LittleValleyFire  #NvWILDFIRE

Social Media:   #LittleValleyFire #Turlock #TurlockFD #OES #ALCO #

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

NEW: Little Valley Fire | Nevada | Update 1

Updated 2:00 PM PDT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Photo of the Little Valley Fire (Credit: Turlock FD)

Start Date / Time

The Little Valley Fire was reported @ 1:38 AM on 10/14/2016.  It started in the Little Valley / Washoe area.

Crew from Sac Fire on @Cal_OES Type I Strike team at #LittleValleyFire. Fortifying drainage ditches in advance of next wave of storms. (Credit: Sacramento FD)

Cause

The cause is unknown and under investigation.

Fire Fuels

The Wildfire is burning in mixed timber, sagebrush and grass on a combination of Federal, State and Private lands.

Size, Containment Status

 

Fire crews have successfully held the fire to 3400 acres with a 20% containment status.  Some rain has fallen over the fire ground helping reduce the fire behavior.

Future Fire Activities

Fire Managers will send a major deployment of structure protection engines. Line construction and mop-up will continue.

Little Valley Fire Morning Briefing2 10/15/16

Morning Briefing on Saturday, 10/15/2016. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

 

RESOURCES

Staffing 

The fire is being managed by Kim Martin’s Type 1 Incident Command Team over 1007 fire personnel.

Incident Cooperators 

(Fire)  BLM, CAL Fire, Carson City Fire, Nevada DNR, Nevada DOF, Nevada National Guard, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Reno FD, Sparks FD, Storey County Fire Protection District,Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and USDA Forest Service.

(Law Enforcement)  Carson City Sheriff, Nevada Dept of Public Safety, Nevada Highway Patrol, Reno PD, Washoe County Schools Police, Washoe County Sheriff

(Human Services) American Red Cross.

(Transportation)  Nevada DOT and Washoe County Roads Division.

(Emergency Management) California OES, Nevada Division of Emergency Management and Washoe County Emergency Management.

(Government)  Nevada Governor’s Office, Washoe County Animal Services, Washoe County Building Services, Washoe County Commissioners, Washoe County Community Services, Washoe County Manager and Washoe County Social Services.

(EMS) Regional Emergency Medical Services

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

Structures Destroyed

There were 22-residences and 17-outbuildings.  Evacuations are still in effect.

Structures Saved

Fire crews were able to save 480 residences.

SOCIAL MEDIA 

From the Fireground

“South Placer BR19 and Strike Team XPL-4138C are in line to demob from the fire.” – South Placer Fire (10/16/2016)

“North State Firefighters still committed.” – Chico FD (10/16/2016)

“Panoramic view from Sac Fire crews on strike team this AM. Early morning mop-up on the , near Carson City, NV.” – Sacramento Fire (10/15/2016)

“Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Sent to Battle fire.” – Livermore-Pleasanton Fire (10/14/2016)

“2843 was deployed earlier today as part of strike team XAL 2008A.” – Piedmont Fire (10/14/2016)

“Fire jumped the road, now burning toward Washoe Valley.” – News media (10/14/2016)

Press Conference with County Commissioners and Assistant County Manager Kevin Schiller (Credit: Truckee Meadows Fire Department)

“We’re sending 3 Cal OES engines.” – Kern County Fire (10/14/2016)

“In Support of NVDPS, we are sending a 25 engine strike team to assist.” – CAL OES (10/14/2016)

Emergency Management

“Residents of Franktown Rd area are not allowed back into the area due to dangerous conditions. Residents call 328-2003.” – Truckee Meadow Fire (10/15/2016)

“Regional Emergency Operations Center is busy with local leaders providing support to firefighters battling the fire.” – Truckee Meadows Fire (10/14/2016)

“Due to unsafe conditions Residents on Franktown Rd aren’t allowed to return to homes to assess damage. Please stay out of area.” Truckee Meadows FD (10/14/2016)

General Information

“Washoe County Sheriff asks that people stay out of the area due to fire traffic, localized flooding and unstable ground.” – News media (10/16/2016)

“My heart goes out to the families who lost their homes.  I’ve declared a state of emergency to provide add’l resources.” – Governor Sandoval (10/15/2016)

“A veterinarian is located at UNR Equestrian Center on Wells Ave. to treat any injured animals.” – Washoe County (10/14/2016)

“Depoali Middle School is the primary evacuation center.  About 50 people here.” – Media (10/14/2016)

“Discounted hotel rates being offered at Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus for those affected by local fires.” – Media (10/14/2016)

“Rancharrah is opening its doors to horses being evacuated.” – Media (10/14/2016)

“Equestrian Center is available for evacuation of livestock from Washoe Valley. The center is located at 1290 Valley Rd. Call 775-784-6237. ” (10/14/2016)

“Residents in Galena, Montreaux, Joy Lake Road, St. James may return home but should be prepared to evac on short notice.” Truckee Valley Fire (10/14/2016)

Hashtags Used for The Fire

NW Fire Blog:  #LittleValleyFire  #NvWILDFIRE

Social Media:   #LittleValleyFire #Turlock #TurlockFD #OES #ALCO #

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Update 5 | Skibo Fire | Superior NF

Updated 5/12/2016 2130 PDT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

8-10 fires were strung along several miles from Hoyt Lakes to W of Skibo Road (FS Rd 120) with some speculating that a train had passed through the area just before the fires broke out.  However, our sources say that US Forest Law Enforcement Officers are currently investigating for the exact cause.

Firefighters are waiting near helicopter

Firefighter with Chopper. Courtesy: Superior NF

As of this post, Law Enforcement agencies are still investigating and searching for the original cause of this fire.

Date / Time:   

  • 5/6/2016

Location:  

  • 2 miles E of Hoyt Lakes, MN
  • N of St Louis County Hwy 110 aka Forest Highway
You can see the smokes in the background

Fire burns on both sides of the tracks. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Cause:

  • Unknown
  • Under investigation
railroad tracks with smoke in background

Smoke hangs in the background near RR tracks. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Fire Fuels:  

  • Timber
  • Tall grass
  • Light logging slash

FIRE ACTIVITIES – STATUS

The following events have occurred on this fire.

5/6/2016

  • Fire Started

Mapping of fire area. Courtesy: Superior National Forest

5/7/2016

  • Minimal fire growth
  • Command turned over to MNICS IMT2 Team B.
  • Improved mapping.

5/8/2016

  • Focusing fire suppression efforts on areas SW of Allen Junction and near town of Skibo
  • Crews will strengthen fire lines, check hotspots and provide structure protection
  • Air and ground supports units will be used
  • Weather consists of critically low humidity in the low 20’s but sunny with temps in the high 60’s.  Winds forecast with light winds from NW 4-7 mph with gusts up to 12 mph.
  • 12% containment status.
Fire spreading in the forest

Courtesy:  Inciweb

5/11/2016

  • Fire behavior is very calm.
  • Weather has improved:  Winds died down. Higher humidity.
  • Structure protection continues.
  • Fire is strung out with segments stretching nearly 8 miles E of Hoyt Lake to West of Skibo Road. (Forest Service Rd 120)
  • Previous closures have now been listed.
  • 84% containment status.
Fire in ground litter

Courtesy: Inciweb

5/12/2016

  • Still holding @ 973 acres.
  • 93% containment status reached.
  • 2 Type 1 engines and 2 Helicopters.
  • Previous area closures lifted.
  • 48 personnel assigned.
  • Chance of frost tonight and tomorrow evening.
  • IC:  MNICS Team B, Greg Peterson.
  • Last report.

 

Helicopter flying over fire with water

Courtesy: Superior National Forest

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags:

  • #SkiboFire
  • #SuperiorNF
  • #HoytLakes
  • #MNFires2016

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

 

Update 4 | Skibo Fire | Superior NF

Updated 5/11/2016 2200 PDT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

8-10 fires were strung along several miles from Hoyt Lakes to W of Skibo Road (FS Rd 120) with some speculating that a train had passed through the area just before the fires broke out.  However, our sources say that US Forest Law Enforcement Officers are currently investigating for the exact cause.

Firefighters are waiting near helicopter

Firefighter with Chopper. Courtesy: Superior NF

As of this post, Law Enforcement agencies are still investigating and searching for the original cause of this fire.

Date / Time:   

  • 5/6/2016

Location:  

  • 2 miles E of Hoyt Lakes, MN
  • N of St Louis County Hwy 110 aka Forest Highway
You can see the smokes in the background

Fire burns on both sides of the tracks. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Acreage:  973, adjusted down.

Cause:

  • Unknown
  • Under investigation
railroad tracks with smoke in background

Smoke hangs in the background near RR tracks. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Fire Fuels:  

  • Timber
  • Tall grass
  • Light logging slash

FIRE ACTIVITIES – STATUS

The following events have occurred on this fire.

5/6/2016

  • Fire Started

Mapping of fire area. Courtesy: Superior National Forest

5/7/2016

  • Minimal fire growth
  • Command turned over to MNICS IMT2 Team B.
  • Improved mapping.

5/8/2016

  • Focusing fire suppression efforts on areas SW of Allen Junction and near town of Skibo
  • Crews will strengthen fire lines, check hotspots and provide structure protection
  • Air and ground supports units will be used
  • Weather consists of critically low humidity in the low 20’s but sunny with temps in the high 60’s.  Winds forecast with light winds from NW 4-7 mph with gusts up to 12 mph.
  • 12% containment status.
Fire spreading in the forest

Courtesy:  Inciweb

5/11/2016

  • Fire behavior is very calm.
  • Weather has improved:  Winds died down. Higher humidity.
  • Structure protection continues.
  • Fire is strung out with segments stretching nearly 8 miles E of Hoyt Lake to West of Skibo Road. (Forest Service Rd 120)
  • Previous closures have now been listed.
  • 84% containment status.

RESOURCES

Personnel:

  • 185 Personnel
Helicopter flying over fire with water

Courtesy: Superior National Forest

Equipment:

  • 2 – Type 2 Engines
  • 2 – Type 1 crews
  • 10-Dozers
  • 1 – Helicopter

Mutual Aid:

  • USDA Forest Service
  • MN DNR
  • Aurora VFD
  • Hoyt Lakes FD
  • Palo FD
  • St. Louis Co Sheriff’s Office
  • N. St. Louis Co. Rescue Squad
  • East Range PD
  • Palo VFD
  • City of Hoyt Lakes
  • DNR Conservation Officers
  • USFS Law Enforcement
Fire in ground litter

Fire behavior is too obvious in where it is headed with a mind of its own. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags:

  • #SkiboFire
  • #SuperiorNF
  • #HoytLakes
  • #MNFires2016

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

 

BREAKING | Ribbon Cliff Fire | Entiat WA

FIRE SUMMARY

WSP’s Trooper J. Bryant states there is a Level 2 Evacuation in progress for the Shadow Ridge development in the community located in Entiat, just North of Wenatchee, Washington due to a wind-driven brush fire.

Currently, 130+ homes are being threatened.

Photo Credit:  Trooper J. Bryant/@wspd6pio

Start Date / Time:  The time is unknown at this time but appears to have just started in the last hour.

Location:  

  • At SR97 @ MP 217, N of Entiat
  • N of Wenatchee
  • Chelan County
  • in Washington State
  • Entiat Ranger District
  • Okanogan – Wenatchee NF

EVACUATIONS

Level 2 Evacuations

  • Shadow Ridge Development
  • Stone Bridge community
  • 130+ homes

RESOURCES

  • Fire Response:  Chelan County Fire District 3 & Lake Wenatchee Fire personnel are en route to the fire.  There is currently no details on how many have been dispatched or or additional resources deployed.

FIRE ACTIVITY

Prescribed Burn

  • April 6:  Entiat Ranger District had a preplanned Prescribed burn. 1,000 acres had been burned with up to 1,700 acres scheduled by the end of this Spring.  Media broadcasted a haze North of Wenatchee lingered in the air from the Prescribed burn.

WEATHER

Conditions:  

  • Windy
  • Fire being pushed to the South

UPDATES

We are looking to obtain more details about this fire and will update when they have been received.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Update 3 | Skibo Fire | Superior NF

INCIDENT SUMMARY

8-10 fires were strung along several miles from Hoyt Lakes to W of Skibo Road (FS Rd 120) with some speculating that a train had passed through the area just before the fires broke out.  However, our sources say that US Forest Law Enforcement Officers are currently investigating for the exact cause.

Date / Time:   

  • 5/6/2016

Location:  

  • 2 miles E of Hoyt Lakes, MN
  • N of St Louis County Hwy 110 aka Forest Highway
You can see the smokes in the background

Fire burns on both sides of the tracks. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Acreage:  1000

Cause:

  • Unknown
  • Under investigation
railroad tracks with smoke in background

Smoke hangs in the background near RR tracks. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

FIRE ACTIVITIES – STATUS

The following events have occurred on this fire.

5/6/2016

  • Fire Started

5/7/2016

  • Minimal fire growth
  • Command turned over to MNICS IMT2 Team B.
  • Improved mapping.

5/8/2016

  • Focusing fire suppression efforts on areas SW of Allen Junction and near town of Skibo
  • Crews will strengthen fire lines, check hotspots and provide structure protection
  • Air and ground supports units will be used
  • Weather consists of critically low humidity in the low 20’s but sunny with temps in the high 60’s.  Winds forecast with light winds from NW 4-7 mph with gusts up to 12 mph.
  • 12% containment status.
Fire spreading in the forest

Fire burns its own path in the forest. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

RESOURCES

Personnel:

  • 300 Fire Personnel from 12 States
  • 3 Type 1 Engines
  • 7 Dozers
  • 1 Type 1 Helicopter
  • 1 Type 2 Helicopter

Mutual Aid:

  • USDA Forest Service
  • MN DNR
  • Aurora VFD
  • Hoyt Lakes FD
  • Palo FD
  • St. Louis Co Sheriff’s Office
  • N. St. Louis Co. Rescue Squad
  • East Range PD
  • Palo VFD
  • City of Hoyt Lakes
  • DNR Conservation Officers
  • USFS Law Enforcement
Fire in ground litter

Fire behavior is too obvious in where it is headed with a mind of its own. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

CLOSURES

County Roads:

  • 565
  • 569

Forest Service:

  • 120
  • 420
  • 795
  • 113

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags:

  • #SkiboFire
  • #SuperiorNF
  • #HoytLakes
  • #MNFires2016

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

 

U.S. Wildland Fires | SitRep | March 11, 2016

Fire Summary

During the week of March 4, 2016 through March 10, 2016:

Nationally:   732 new Light fires.  32 new Large incidents. 32 Fires contained. 5 Not contained fires.

 

SOUTHERN AREA  

595 new fires broke out with 22 of them deemed large fire incidents and of those, 3 of them still not contained.

New! Active Fires

North Carolina

  • Tombstone:  7 miles NW of Casar, NC. North Carolina Forest Service. 12 Personnel.  4 Engines. 575 Acres. 91% contained.  Closed timber litter. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Last report unless significant activity occurs. Cost-to-Date: $33,000.00.

Oklahoma

  • Katie:   3 miles SW of Dustin. 1630 acres.  Oklahoma DOF. 30 Personnel.  10 Engines. Timber and short grass. 65% contained. Moderate fire behavior. Structures threatened. Cost-to-Date: $9,000.
  • Mustang:   1 mile SW of Bartlesville, OK. 11,257 acers. 81% contained. Osage Agency, BIA. 22 Personnel assigned. 6 engines. Tall grass and hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior. Precipitation occurred over the fire area. Cost-to-Date: $82,000.

100% Contained Fires

Alabama

  • Party Rock:  150 acres.  Cost: $35,000.

Arkansas

  • Fletcher Ridge:  150 acres.  $1,000.
  • Honeysuckle:  370 acres.  Cost: $7,000.
  • Piney Branch:  275 acres.  Cost: $1,000.

Florida

  • Fox Brown Rd.  313 acres.  NR.
  • Hornet Complex:  DOD.  7,500 acres.  Cost: $75,000.
  • Pine Shadow:  401 acres. NR.

Oklahoma

  • Barnsdall: 429 acres. Cost:  $43,000.
  • Bass:  3740 acres. Cost: $46,000.
  • Blue Duck:   1005 acres.  Cost: $1,000.
  • Caney Creek:  400 acres.  Cost:  8,000.
  • Double Header:  1270 Acres.  Cost: $9,000.
  • Edge Rock:  347 acres.  Cost:  35,000.
  • England:  155 acres.  Cost: $20,000.
  • Fairfax Landing:  640 acres. Cost:  $67,000.
  • Hill:  890 acres. Cost: $65,000.
  • Lane School:  151 acres.  Cost:  $5,000.
  • Lenora: 587 acres. Cost $40,000.
  • Lost City:  240 acres.  Cost: $20,000.
  • Mule Camp:  128 acres.  Cost: $1,000.
  • Pigeon Bed:  285 acres.  Cost:  $5,000.
  • Ralsten:  972 acres.  Cost: $65,000.
  • Roy Ann: 476 acres.  Cost:  $15,000.
  • Tallant:  492 acres. Cost: $42,000.
  • Tin Shack:  557 acres.  Cost:  $3,000.
  • Tounsend:  600 acres. Cost: $10,000.
  • Whispering Pines:  160 acres.  Cost:  $5,000.

 

SOUTHWEST AREA

32 new fires with 3 of them considered as new large incident. 1 is not contained.

New! Active Fires

Arizona

  • Boss Ranch Fire:  19 miles NE of Douglas. Coronado NF/Forest Service.  79 Personnel.  3 Crew.  3 Engines. 1 helicopter.  1253 acres. Tall grass and brush.  Min fire activity with smoldering. Structures threatened.  Cost-to-Date: $75,000.

100% Contained Fires

Arizona

 

  • Guadalupe Pass Fire:  6500 acres. Cost:  $250,000.
  • Phoenix Fire:  592 acres.  Cost:  $58,000.

New Mexico

  • Cowboy Fire:  4000 acres.  Cost:  $120,000.

 

EASTERN AREA

42 new fires.  3 new Large fire incidents. 3 contained. fires.

Missouri

  • Barbers Creek:  200 acres.  Cost:  $15,000.
  • Lipps Fire:  208 acres. Cost: $15,000.
  • Tellham:  174 acres.  Cost:  $10,000.

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN AREA

38 new fires with 3 of them being large fires. 3 contained.

100% Contained Fires

Colorado

  • Huerfano:  300 acres.  Cost:  $13,000.

Kansas

  • 1800 / Yancy:  7500 acres.  Cost:  $3,000.
  • Ferguson Ranch:  25,650 acres.  Cost:  $61,000.

NORTHERN ROCKIES AREA

New! Active Fires

Montana

  • Cherry:  23 miles NW of Terry. Miles City Field Office, 440 acres.  BLM. 7 Personnel. 3 Crews.   Started on county land.  Short grass. Minimal fire behavior. 50% contained.  Cost-to-Date: $10,000.

 

 

 YEAR-TO-DATE STATS

March 4 – March 10, 2016

NOTE:  Numbers do not include fires included in Complexes

2016:  5.564 fires. 270,286 acres.

2015:  6,154  fires. 93,639 acres.

2014:  6,733 fires. 84,457 acres.

2013:  3,657 fires. 36,048 acres.

2012:  6,313 fires. 119,506 acres.

2011:  12,271 fires. 357,228 acres.

2010:  5,025 fires. 68,244. acres.

 

NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS LEVEL: 1

 

[c] 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Wildland Fires | SitRep | March 5, 2016

FIRE SUMMARY

During the week of  February 27th through March 4th, 751 new fires were reported across the Nation, with 23 of them being large fire incidents. Eleven continue to burn with 18 of them still left not contained. Altogether, over 14,000 acres have been scorched as of Friday, March 4, 2016.

Southern area [Oklahoma]:  631 new fires broke out with 18 of them deemed large fire incidents and of those, 8 of them still not contained.

Southwest Area [Arizona and New Mexico]: reported 23 new fires with 3 of them considered as new large incident. 1 is not contained.

Rocky Mountains area reported 21 new fires with 2 of them being large fires. 1 is not contained but 2 of them being 100% contained.

 

Southern Area [Oklahoma] 

Active Fires

Barnsdall: 1 mile SE of Barnsdall, OK. Osage Agency, BIA.  429 acres.  95% contained. 12 Personnel.  2 Engines.  Estimated Cost-to-Date $42,000.

Bass: 20 miles N of Pawhuska, OK. BIA. Osage Agency. 9 Personnel.  2 Engines Tall grass. 3740 acres. 90% contained. Minimal fire behavior.  Estimated Cost-to-Date $46,000.

Big Ridge: 25 miles E of McAlester, OK. 400 acres. Hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior. 97% contained. 5 Personnel. 2 Engines. Cost-to-Date: $1,000. [Last Report]

 Eagle Rock: 5 miles S of Davis, OK. Oklahoma DOF. 346 acres.  Tall grass and timber. Active fire behavior with uphill runs and group torching.17 personnel.  4 Engines.  Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect.  20% contained. Cost-to-Date: $20,000.

Fairfax Landing: 9 miles NW of Fairfax, 640 acres. OK. Osage Agency, BIA. Hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior. 23 personnel. 5 Engines. 90% contained. Cost-to-Date: $67,000.

Lenora: 1 mile NE of Taloga, OK. Oklahoma DOF.  586 acres. Tall grass and timber. Active fire behavior with running. 60% contained. 23 personnel.  7 Engines. Cost-to-Date: $45,000.

Ralsten: 3 miles N of Depew, OK. OK DOF. 972 acres. 90% contained. Hardwood litter and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. 5 Personnel. 2 Engines.  Structures threatened. Cost-to-Date: $60,000.

RoyAnn: 2 miles W of Cromwell, OK.  Wewoka Agency, BIA. 426 acres. Tall grass, hardwood litter and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. 55% contained. 512 personnel.  2 Engines.  Cost-to-Date: $16,000.

Tallant: 4 miles E of Barnsdall, OK.  Osage Agency, BIA.  492 acres. Hardwood litter. Minimal fire activity. 12 Personnel.  2 Engines. 95% contained. Estimated Cost-to-Date $42,000.

100% Contained Fires

Bar-G:  300 acres. 19 Personnel. 8 Engines. Cost: $10,000.

Bear:  6 miles NE of Prue, OK. Osage Agency.  32 Personnel.  6131 acres. 31 Personnel. 7 Engines. Cost: $49,000.

Cashion:  740 acres. 3 Personnel. 1 Engine. Cost: $35,000.

East Lost: 600 acres. 1 Personnel. 1 Engine. Cost: 3,000.

Flat Rock:  300 acres. 12 Personnel. 6 Engines: $11,000.

Gary Road:  400 acres.  1 Personnel.  0 Engines. Cost: Unknown.

Henard:  1000 acres. 5 Personnel. 0 Engines. 2 Structures lost. Cost: Unknown.

Los Prados:  240 acres. 6 Personnel. 4 Engines. Cost: $8,000.

Mainline:  123 acres. 9 Personnel. 8 Engines. Cost: Unknown due to Private Lands.

Memorial:  900 acres. 6 Personnel. 3 Engines. Cost $10,000.

Perry Lake:  301 acres. 16 Personnel. 4 Engines. Cost: $30,000.

Pine Top:  640 acres. 6 Personnel. 1 Engine. Cost: $5,000.

Pipeline: 3285 acres. 2 Personnel. 1 Engine. Cost: $75,000.

Powerline South: 652 acres. 0 Personnel. 0 Engine. Cost: unknown.

Southfork: 820 acres. 2 Personnel. 1 Engine. Cost: $3,000.

 

Southwest Area [Arizona & New Mexico]

Active Fires

Guadalupe Pass Fire: 35 miles S of Animas, Arizona. Start 3/2/2016 @ 0530 MST.  On Coronado NF with Forest Service firefighters.  Tall grass & timber. 5200 Acres [reported 3/4/2016] with a 15% containment status. Structures threatened. 110 Personnel. 2 Crews. 13 Engines. 1 Helicopter. Cost-to-Date: $81,000.

100% Contained Fires

Truck:  Las Vegas District, NM. 5000 acres. 13 Personnel. 4 Engines. Cost: 15,000.

Kaiser 8: Capt. District. NM State of Forestry. 2800 Acres. Personnel unknown.  Cost: $25,000.  1 structure lost.

 

Rocky Mountain Area [Colorado and Kansas]

Active Fires

Sullivan Park: Sullivan Park, CO. 1250 acres. 60% contained. 10 Personnel.  3 Engines. 0 Structures lost. Cost: Unknown.

100% Contained Fires

175 Road:  Kansas.  1000 acres. 46 Personnel. 17 Engines. 1 Structure lost. Cost: $9,000.

Loving Road:  440 acres. 59 Personnel. 25 Engines. Cost: $22,000.

YEAR-TO-DATE STATS

January 1 – March 4

NOTE:  Numbers do not include fires included in Complexes

2016:  There were 4,377 large fires that have scorched 187,697 acres.

2015:  2015 was known as the worst Fire Season on record in some States but the numbers are easily being squashed in 2016.  5,881 large fires were reported burning up 92,915 acres.

2014:  The most large fires reported during this time over years 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, with 6,512 and burning 81,314 acres.  This is less in acreage in years 2012, 2015 and 2016.

2013:  The lowest number of fires at 2,304 and the recorded less number of acreage at 21,05.  Only to have this year repeat itself but these stats have been left in the dust.

2012:  Almost 5,000 [exact: 4,977] large fires were reported burning up 92,646 acres.  This is the 4th highest in acreage burned following behind years 2011 as the highest, 2016 coming in 2nd and 2015 in third.

2011:  2011 was reported the largest amount of wildfires nationally topping out at a whopping 316,267 acres from 10,604 large wildland fires reported.  We hope to not see this again anytime soon.

2010:  Last but not least, 2010 had 3,082 large fires reported while it remained at 44,217 acres destroyed.  It is considered to be the second lowest in number of acreage burned than years all except 2013.

 

NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS LEVEL: 1

 

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