NW ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 25 2017

POST SUMMARY  – The Flounce Fire that was burning in SW Oregon has been fully contained and is said to be out.  No more updates are being provided on this wildfire.

No new wildfires were reported overnight, which is a great sign showing fire crews, support personnel, air resources and additional equipment brought in are starting to show their tireless efforts are starting to pay off.

Here is our recap for Friday, August 25, 2017.

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AMERICAN FIRE  – 11 miles West of Cliffdell

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

8/25/2017:    Active fire behavior with backing and group torching. 193 acres.  0% contained. 110 homes still threatened.  16 personnel. 4 engines. Evacuations in effect.  Estimated containment is 10/1/2017. $165,000 CTD.

8/25/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing and group torching. Homes threatened. Evacuations are in effect.

8/24/2017:   174 aces. 0% contained. Active fire behavior with backing and group torching. 16 personnel. 4 engines. 110 structures threatened. $142,000 CTD.

8/23/2017:  131 acres. 0% contained. 110 homes threatened. 16 personnel. 4 engines. Estimated containment 10/1/2017. $100,000 CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching. Homes threatened. 129 acres. 8% contained. 16 personnel. 4 engines. $75,000 CTD.

BRIDGE CREEK FIRE – 12 miles NE of Keller

USDI BIA – Colville Agency. Started 8/9/2017. Type 2 IMT, NW Team 6. Lightning caused. Timber, tall grass and light logging slash. #BridgeCreekFire

8/25/2017:  Type 2 recycling will occur on Saturday, 8/26/2017. 2,670 acres. 33% containment.  Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and torching.  514 personnel. 12 crews, 24 engines and 4 helos. $8.5 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  2,640 acres.  33% contained. Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and torching. 515 personnel. 12 crews, 23 engines, 4 helos. $7.8 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Transfer from Type 2 IMT to new IMT 2 on 8/26/2017.  Active fire behavior with flanking, torching and uphill runs. 2,640 acres. 29% contained.  478  personnel. 10 crews, 3 helos and 23 engines. $7 Million CTD.

8/22/2017: Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching. 2,275 acres. 29% contained. 454 personnel. 9 crews, 22 engines and 3 helos.  $6.4 Million CTD. Estimated containment is 8/31/2017.

CHETCO FIRE –  16 miles West of Selma, OR

Kalmiopsis Wilderness on the Rogue River – Siskiyou NF.  USFS. Lightning caused. Start 7/12/2017. Timber, brush. #ChetcoFire

Chetco Bar Fire August 20 2017

8/25/2017:  Transfer from Type 2 IMT and NIMO to a Type 1 IMT will take place on Saturday, 8/26/2017.  Moderate fire behavior with backing and creeping.

8/24/2017:  Type 1 IMT (PNW 3) assume command (Unified Command) with CFPA and OR State Fire Marshal on Saturday morning.  99,944 acres. 0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. 1,174 personnel. 21 crews, 118 engines, 8 helos. 25 structures lost. 809 non-residential commercial/50 minor structures threatened. 1 home and 8 minor structures damaged. $7.8 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Minimal fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. 97,758 acres. 0% contained. 3368 homes, 50 minor structures, threatened/ 1 home, 8 minor structures damaged/ 5 homes, 19 minor structures destroyed. 1,078  personnel. 21 crews, 6 helos and 106 engines. 24 structures lost. $5 Million CTD.

8/22/2017: Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. Fire has made significant movement during the last 48 hours. Level 3 evacuation orders in effect for 3,000 homes beginning at the intersection of Carpenterville Road and Hwy 101, North to the Pistol River and from the Pacific Ocean East. Additionally, residence above Da-Tone Road3,368 homes, 50 minor structures threatened with 3 already destroyed.  91,551 acres. 0% contained. 788 personnel. 11 crews, 90 engines and 9 helos. $4 Million CTD

8/20/2017:  70,000 acres. 14% contained.  750 homes/50 minor threatened.  2 homes/1 minor destroyed. Type 2 IMT w/NIMO shadowing as of 8/19/2017. UC: NIMO, Type2 IMT and Coos Fire Protection Association. 280 personnel. 6 crews. 3 helos and 12 engines.

DANNER FIRE – 8 miles NE of Arock, OR

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

8/25/2017:  534 acres. 100% containment.  31 Personnel.   4 engines. 2  helos.  Sage habitat threatened.  $100,000 CTD.

8/24/2017:  750 acres. 40% contained.  Moderate fire behavior with wind-driven runs. 33 personnel. 4 engines, 2 helos. $250,000 CTD.

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE – 27 miles NNW of Winthrop

Start 7/23/2016.  Cause unknown and under investigation.  Timber, brush. Unknown cause and is under investigation. 1 home and 2 minor structures destroyed. 1 minor structure damaged. #DiamondCreekFire

8/25/2017: 31,555 acres. 59% contained.  228 personnel. 5 crews, 8 engines and 2 helos. 3 homes and 2 minor structures are still threatened. $7.4 Million CTD.

8/23: Active fire behavior with torching, running and flanking. 31,555 acres. 55% contained. 3 homes, 2 minor structures threatened. 1 home and 2 minor structures lost. 1 minor structure damaged. 317 personnel. 9 crews, 2 helicopters and 8 engines. 3 structures lost. $6.9 Million CTD.

8/22:  Active fire behavior with torching, backing and flanking. Structures under threat. 4 homes lost.  30,581 acres. 40% contained. 328 personnel. 9 crews, 10 engines, 2 helos. $6.6 Million CTD.

8/20:  30,524 acres. 27% contained. 1 home/1 minor structures destroyed. 1 minor damaged. 3 homes/3  minor threatened. 382 personnel. 10 crews, 2 helos and 18 engines.

FALCON COMPLEX – 25 miles East of Tiller, OR

Type 2 IMT, NW Team 8.  Started 8/8/2017. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. 15 fires. Largest Double Buck Fire, Paradise Fire, Upper Ash Fire. #FalconComplex

Smoke lingers over Skookum Pond near the Double Buck Fire on the Falcon Complex, Tiller Ranger District

PC: Brett Brown/via Inciweb

8/25/2017:  (4) fires. Recycling of the Type 2 IMT teams on Saturday, 8/26/2017.  3,400 acres. 50% contained.  Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and short-range spotting. Homes threatened. 544 personnel. 12 crews, 29 engines and 6 helos. $8.4 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  (15) fires.  Upper Ash Flat/1,979 acres, Double Buck Fire/570 acres, Paradise Fire/403 acres and Pup Fire/136 acres.  3,350 acres. 25% contained. Active fire behavior with flanking, spotting and single-tree torching.  494 personnel. 10 crews, 26 engines, 6 helos 5 homes, 15 minor structures threatened. $7.8 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and short-range spotting. 3,300 acres. 20% contained. 5 homes, 15 minor structures threatened. 499 personnel. 10 crews, 6 helos and 25 engines. Upper Ash Flat/1971 acres, Double Buck/532 acres and Paradise/382 acres. $7.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  3,100 acres. 18% contained. 493 personnel. 10 crews, 23 engines and 6 helos.  5 homes and 15 minor structures are being threatened. 489 personnel. 10 crews, 23 engines and 6 helicopters. Estimated containment status is 8/30/2017. $6.5 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  2,200 acres. 17% contained. 491 personnel. 10 crews, 22 engines and 4 helicopters. Upper Ash Flat (1,316 acres), Double Buck Fire 9304 acres) and Paradise Fire (291 acres) are largest of 15 fires.

HIGH CASCADES COMPLEX – 9 miles NE of Prospect, OR

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

National Guard Geared Up for the High Cascades Complex August 16, 2017

National Guard fire crews.

8/25/2017:  (3) fires. Active fire behavior with creeping, short-range spotting and single-tree torching. Homes threatened. 13,655 acres. 60% contained. 499 personnel. 11 crews, 4 engines and 4 helos. $35.4 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:   Made up of Spruce Lake Fire/5,360 acres, Blanket Creek Fire/6,690 acres.  Also managing Broken Lookout Fire/818 acres, Sherwood Fire/71 acres and smaller fires.  12,981 acres. 60% containment.  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching.  473 personnel. 11 crews, 1 engine, 4 helos. . $26.5 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  IMT 1 to IMT2 will happen on 8/24/2017.  Moderate fire behavior with creeping smoldering and single-tree torching. 12,181 acres. 68% contained. Cause still under investigation. 486 personnel. 11 crews, 5 helicopters and 1 engine. Spruce Lake/5360 acres, Blanket Creek Fire/5889 acres. Being managed by this Complex along with Silent/2 acres, Butte/5 acres, Broken Lookout/818 acres, Roundtop/10 acres, Needle/8 acres, Sherwood/71 acres.  Smaller fires. $27 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with spotting and torching.  Spruce Creek Fire (5,360 acres), and Blanket Creek Fire (5,889 acres).  Smaller fires include:  Silent Fire (2 acres), Butte Fire (5 acres), Broken Lookout (818 acres), Roundtop Fire (10 acres), Needle Fire (8 acres), Sherwood Fire (71 acres).  12,163 acres. 68% containment.  451 personnel.  9 crews, 9 engines and 5 helos. Estimated containment is 8/31/2017. $26.8 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  11,246 acres. 61% contained. Spruce Creek/5350 acres, Silent Fire/2 acres, Blanket Creek Fire/5686 acres, Bute Fire/5 acres. Broken Lookout Fire/125 acres, Roundtop Fire/10 acres, Needle Fire/8 acres, Sherwood Fire/65 acres. 897 personnel. 27 crew, 17 engines and 6 helos.

HORSE CREEK COMPLEX –  7 miles South of Belnap Springs, OR

Start 8/21/2017. Timber.Cause unknown/under investigation. Timber litter, timber, light logging slash. USDA Forest Service #HorseCreekComplex

8/25/2017:  Multiple fires.  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and single-tree torching. 966 acres. 0% contained.  Homes threatened. 231 personnel. 8 crews, 5 engines. $811,000 CTD.

8/24/2017:   902 acres. 0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching.  231 personnel. 8 crews, 5 engines. 770 mixed commercial/homes threatened. $183,000 CTD.

8/23/2017:  NEW!  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolate torching. 894 acres. 0% contained. 231 personnel. 8 crews, 5 engines. 770 mixed commercial/residential structures. This includes Separation, Avenue, Roney, Olallie Lookout Fires. Along with Whitewater and Rebel fires. $1,000 CTD.

Avenue Fire – 3 miles SE of McKenzie Bridge

8/25/2017:  81 acres. Burning in rugged terrain above Avenue Creek. Minimal fire behavior. Crews working to improve control fire lines.

Ollalie Fire

8/25/2017:  155 acres.   Confined to the Three Sisters Wilderness.

Separation Fire – Substitute Point, OR

Started 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. Timber (Litter and understory). USDA Forest Service. 0 resources.  Formerly called Three Sisters Central Fire.  #SeparationFire

8/25/2017:  343 acres. 0% contained.  0 resources.  $1,000 CTD. Confined to Three Sisters Wilderness.

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

Roney Fire

8/25/2017:  323 acres.  Confined to the Three Sisters Wilderness.

Pete Fire

8/25/2017:  19 acres.  Confined to the Three Sisters Wilderness.

Rebel Fire – 13 miles South of McKenzie Bridge, OR

Crews perform burnout operations on the Rebel Fire, utilizing existing roads and sprinkler systems to contain the fire.

Burning 13 miles East of Detroit in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness and adjacent national forest lands. Started unknown. USDA Forest Service. Started 8/4/2017. Cause unknown.   I  Estimated containment status is 9/30/2017. #RebelFire

8/25/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and with single-tree torching. 2,758 acres. 17% contained. 65 personnel. 2 crews, 3 engines. $3.3 Million CTD.

French Fire 

8/25/2017:  No heat or fire activity.  In patrol status by aircraft.

Little Devil Fire – SE towards the Whitewater Fire

8/25/2017:  Burning away from the Breitenbush area. 2 acres.

INDIAN CREEK FIRE – Eagle Creek Trail System, OR

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

An aerial view looking southeast at the Indian Creek Fire, showing a moderate amount of smoke rising from a dense stand of trees. This is more smoke than seen in recent pictures.

8/24/2017: 393 acres. 10% contained. 39 personnel. 1 crew. 2 helicopters. Estimated containment date is 9/30/2017.

8/23/2017:  113 acres. 10% contained. 40 personnel. 1 crew, 2 helos.  Warming and drying trend this week.

8/22/2017:  83 acres. 10% contained. Timber (Litter and understory). 42 personnel. 1 crew and 2 helicopters. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017.

8/20/2017:  83 acres. 10% contained. 47 personnel. 1 crew and 2 helos. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017

JOLLY MOUNTAIN FIRE – 13 miles NW of Cle Elum, WA

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

8/25/2017:  Type 2 IMT recycling on Saturday, 8/26/2017.  Extreme fire behavior with backing, flanking and uphill runs. 1,735 acres. 0% containment. Structures are still threatened. Evacuations in effect. 326 personnel. 6 crews, 8 engines and 1 helo. $3.5 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  1,208 acres. 0% contained.  Extreme fire behavior with backing, flanking and uphill runs. Very active on Wednesday. 323 personnel. 6 crews, 10 engines, 1 helo. 1,385 homes, 13 mixed commercial/homes, 1403 minor structures threatened.  $3.1 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing and short-range spotting. 1,208 acres. 0% containment.  1385 homes, 13 mixed commercial/homes + 1403 minor structures are threatened. 320  personnel. 6 crews, 1 helo and 10 engines.  $2.9 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing and torching. 1,385 homes, 13 mixed commercial/residential and 1,403 minor structures are under threat.  Campgrounds, commercial buildings and a high visitation rec area with major trail head and critical habitat are threatened.  638 acres. 0% contained. 301 personnel. 5 crews, 10 engines, 2 helos. $2.7 Million CTD.

8/20/2017: 585 acres, 0% contained. 1385 homes/13 mixed homes/commercial and 1403 minor structures threatened. 281 personnel.  4 crews, 5 helos and 10 engines.

JONES FIRE – 10 miles NE of Lowell, OR

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

Jones Fire 8-19

8/25/2017:  Type 2 recycling on Saturday, August 26, 2017.  5,536 acres. 6% contained.  Active fire behavior with running, torching and flanking.  Structures threatened. 647 personnel. 20 crews, 23 engines, 2 helos. 1 structure lost. $6.6 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  5,530 acres. 25% contained. Active fire behavior with running, torching and flanking. 613 personnel. 18 crews, 24 engines, 2 helos. 1 structure lost. 4 homes, 1 minor structure threatened.  $6 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Transfer of command Type 2 IMT to a new one on 8/26/2017. Active fire behavior with running, torching, flanking. 5,462 acres. 18% contained. 582 personnel. 17 crews, 2 helos and 24 engines.  4 homes plus 1 minor structure threatened. 1 minor structure destroyed. 1 structure lost. $5.1 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with torching, spotting and short crown runs. 4 homes and 1 minor structures threatened. 1 structure lost.  5,539 acres. 15% contained. 603 personnel. 18 crews, 21 engines and 2 helos.

8/20/2017:  4959 acres. 10% containment.  4 homes and 1 minor structure threatened. 558 personnel. 17 crews, 2 helicopters and 15 engines. Estimated containment 10/31/2017.

MILLER COMPLEX – 17 miles East of Cave Junction, OR

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

Seattle Fire.

8/25/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, backing and creeping. 14,065 acres. 46% contained. Structures threatened. 598 personnel. 14 crews, 22 engines. $5.4 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  20 fires.  Burnt Peak Fire/3,050 acres. Seattle Fire/1,942 acres, Abney Fire/2,508 acres, Cook Fire/998 acres and Creedence Fire/2,700 acres. 11,348 acres. 33% contained. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, backing and creeping. 575 personnel. 14 crews, 22 engines. 14 homes, 5 minor structures threatened.  $4.7 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  5 fires. IMT Type 1 & IMT Type 2.  Moderate fire behavior with running, backing and creeping. 11,023 acres. 11% contained. 541 personnel. 13 crews, 22 engines. 14 homes, 5 minor structures threatened.20 fires. Burnt Peak/3050 acres, Seattle/1898 acres, Abney/2235 acres, Cook/998 acres and Creedence/2691 acres. $3.9 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, backing and creeping. Homes threatened.  9,706 acres. 11% contained. 487 personnel. 12 crews, 23 engines. $3.3 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  7874 acres. 4% containment.  14 homes/5 minor structures threatened. Includes: Burnt Peak Fire/1524 acres, Creedence Fire/1571 acres, Abney Fire/1178 acres, Seattle Fire/833 acres and 19 add’l smaller fires. 432 personnel. 9 crews, 20 engines. Estimated containment 9/30/2017.

MILLI FIRE – 9 West of Sisters, OR

Burning along 16 Road (South of).  Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. Located in Three Sisters Wilderness and about 1.5 miles SW of Black Crater Lake. Timber. IMT1 (SW Team / OSF Green Team) Estimated containment date is 101/2017. #MilliFire

torching tree

8/25/2017:  Type 1 IMT. 12,809 acres. 32% contained. Moderate fire behavior with short-range spotting, isolated torching and backing. 673 personnel. 12 crews, 28 engines and 3 helos. Evacuations in effect. $8.2 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:   12,457 acres. 32% contained. Moderate fire behavior with short-range spotting, isolated torching and backing.  673 personnel. 12 crews, 28 engines, 3 helos. $7.4 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with torching, crowning and short-range spotting. 12,356 acres. 22% contained. 703 personnel. 13 crews, 13 helos and 28 engines. 2055 homes threatened.  $6.4 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with torching, crowning and short-range spotting. Homes threatened. 10,496 acres. 23% contained. 675 personnel. 12 crews, 27 engines and 10 helos. $5.3 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  IMT 1 SW/OSF Green Team. Also managing Belknap Fire. 9,331 acres. 0% contained. 1004 homes threatened. 487 personnel, 10 crews, 2 helos and 16 engines. Evacuations orders (Level 3 – GO!) issued for Edgington, Crossroads divisions and isolate structures South of Sisters, oR. Hwy 242 closed from Sisters to Observatory Road. Level 1 (Get Ready) evacuation orders for Tollgate subdivision. Estimated containment 10/1/2017.

NENA SPRINGS FIRE – 7 air miles NE of Simnasho, OR

On the NE Boundary of Warm Springs Indian Reservation, OR.  Started 8/11/2017. USDA BIA. Grass, timber, dormant brush.  Human caused, under investigation. 10 structures lost. #NenaSpringsFire

Smoke Column from Nena Springs Fire as it moves across Indian Creek Canyon, photo By Robyn Broyles, PIO

Credit: Robyn Broyles, PIO

8/25/2017:  68,135 acres. 75% contained. 134 personnel. 4 crews, 15 engines, 1 helo. 10 structures lost. $7.6 Million.

8/24/2017:  68,135 acres. 75% containment. 134 crews. 4 crews, 15 engines, 1 helo. 10 structures lost. $7.6 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with creeping and torching. 68,135 acres. 75 % contained. Human caused.  1 home, 3 minor damaged. 6 homes, 4 minor lost. 134 personnel. 4 crews, 1 helo and 15 engines. 10 structures lost. $7.6 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with creeping and torching.  68,135 acres. 60% containment.  141 personnel. 4 crews, 15 engines, 1 helo.  $7.2 Million CTD.

NOISY CREEK FIRE – 33 miles from Colville, WA

Started 8/11/2017.   Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service.   Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service.  #NoisyCreekFire

8/25/2017:  4,000 acres. 70% contained.  78 personnel. 1 crew, 5 engines and 0 helos. $5.7 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  4,000 acres. 70% contained.  78 personnel. 1 crew, 5 engines. $5.7 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:   Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and single-tree torching. 4000 acres. 70% contained. 78 personnel. 1 crew, 5 engines. 3 homes threatened. $5.7 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with backing, creeping and single-tree torching. Homes threatened. 4,000 acres. 68% containment.  78 personnel.  1 crew, 5 engines. $5.5 Million CTD.

NORSE PEAK FIRE – 11 miles West of Cliffdell, WA

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

8/25/2017: (5) fires. Type 2 IMT. Managing American and Union Creek fires. Active fire behavior with isolated torching, backing and creeping. 2,092 acres. 96% contained. Structures are being threatened. 344 personnel. 8 crews, 14 engines, 3 helos. $1.7 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  1,996 acres. 8% contained. Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching. 339 personnel. 8 crews, 14 engines, 1 helo. $1.5 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with running and torching. 1,643 acres. 8% contained.  110 homes threatened. 279 personnel. 6 crews. 1 helo. 14 engines. Hwy 410 closed. LEVEL 3 evacuations in effect for Union Creek, Pleasant Valley.  LEVEL 1 evacuations for Goose Prairie and Bumping Lake. 9 fires including American and Union Creek Trail as the largest. $1.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Type 2 IMT, NW Team 13. Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking. Homes threatened. 1,566 acres. 6% contained. 274 personnel. 6 crews, 12 engines and 1 helo. $936,000 CTD. .

NORTH PELICAN FIRE – North slope of Pelican Butte, OR

Start 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. USFS. Closed timber litter and brush. #NorthPelicanFire

Wetting down a log slash pile.

8/23/2017:  1,200 acres. 5% containment.  200 homes threatened. 148 personnel. 2 crews. 15 engines. Estimated containment 10/15/2017.

REACH FIRE  – 25 miles West of Connell, WA

Mid-Columbia National Wildlife Refuge Complex. FWS. Tall grass.  Moderate fire behavior with running, spotting and smoldering. 665 acres. 30% contained. 19 personnel. 4 engines. $100,000 CTD. #ReachFire

8/24/2017:   2,737 acres. 17% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching.  68 personnel. 2 crews, 4 engines. $3.1 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and torching. 2,686 acres. 17% containment. 70 personnel. 2 crews, 3 engines. Also managing Horse Creek and Whitewater Fires. $3 Million CTD.

8/22/207:  2,831 acres. 13% contained. 311 personnel. 10 crews, 9 engines. $2.8 Million CTD.

 

SCATTER CREEK FIRE – 1 mile East of Rochester, WA

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

8/25/2017:  Moderate fire behavior.  462 acres.  65% contained. 123 personnel. 25 engines. $820,000.

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

 

STALEY FIRE – 23 miles South of Oakridge, OR

Willamette NF. Lightning caused. Started 8/10/2017.  Timber and brush. USDA Forest Service.  Type 2 IMT.  #StaleyFire

Building fire lines.

8/25/2017:  Type 2 IMT.  Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering. 1,139 acres. 20% contained. 477 personnel. 14 crews, 11 engines and 1 helo. $3.1 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  1,077 acres. 16% contained.  Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, short-range spotting and single-tree torching. 392 personnel. 12 crews, 11 engines. $2.6 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching and short-range spotting. 1,077 acres. 12% contained. 366 personnel. 12 crews. 11 engines. $2.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  831 acres. 0% contained. 348 personnel. 11 crews, 12 engines and 2 helos. $1.4 Million CTD.

UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX – 50 miles East of Roseburg, OR

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

Monday, August 21, an inversion layer caused smoke to lay down in the Umpqua River valley along Highway 138, closing the road from Mile Post 43 to 54.  Poor visibility and falling rocks and debris made driving very difficult.

8/25/2017:  13,546 acres. 7% contained. 925 personnel. 19 crews, 72 engines and 3 helos. 1 structure lost. $9.4 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  IMT Type 1. 11,680 acres. 7% contained. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, uphill runs, single-tree torching.892 personnel. 20 crews, 72 engines, 3 helos. 1 structure lost. $8.3 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with flanking, torching and running. 11,680 acres. 1% contained. 48 homes, 21 non-residential commercial, 30 minor structures threatened. 13 non-residential commercial buildings have been damaged. 1 minor structure lost. 854 personnel. 19 crews. 3 helos. 72 engines. 7 fires Happy Dog/5669 acres, Fall Creek/2667 acres, Ragged Ridge/1276 acres, Cal Copeland/532 acres, Brookentooth/443 acres, Devils Canyon/114.  LEVEL 1 -3 in effect. Shelter at Red Cross shelter at Glide Seventh Day Adventist church, 19085 North Umpqua Hwy, Glide OR 1 structure lost. $6.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with flanking and torching. Homes threatened. 1 structure destroyed. Evacuation orders in effect. 10,793 acres. 1% contained.  812 personnel. 17 crews, 70 engines and 3 helicopters. $6.2 Million CTD.

UNION CREEK – 11 miles West of Cliffdell, WA

Okanogan – Wenatchee NF. Timber. #UnionCreekFire

8/25/2017:  Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking.  156 acres.  0% contained. Homes threatened. Evacuations in effect. 4 personnel. 0 resources. $130,000 CTD.

8/24/2017:  Newly reported from overnight.  132 acres. 0% contained. Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking. 4 personnel. $117,000 CTD.

WHITEWATER FIRE – 15 miles East of Detroit, OR

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

Crews on the Southwest edge of the Whitewater Fire performed controlled burnout operations to strengthen control lines.

8/25/2017:  Type 1 IMT recycling to occur on Sunday, 8/27/2017.  Also managing Rebel and Horse Creek Complex fires. Moderate fire behavior with backing, spotting and short-crown runs.  9,068 acres. 30% contained. 751 personnel. 18 crews, 20 engines and 6 helos. $20.2 Million CTD. Structures threatened.

8/24/2017:  8,891 acres. 30% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and single-tree torching.  682 personnel. 15 crews, 17 engines, 6 helos. $19.5 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and single-tree torching. 8,878 acres. 30% contained. 638 personnel. 13 crews. 6 helos. 17 engines. 113 homes, 1 mixed commercial/home, 46 minor structures threatened. 638 personnel. 13 crews. 17 engines. 6 copters.  Also managing the Horse Creek Complex and Rebel Fires. $19 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  8,487 acres. 30% contained. 603 personnel.  12 crews, 17 engines and 6 helos. Estimated containment date is 10/31/2017. $18.1 Million CTD.

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NW ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 24 2017

WASHINGTON STATE

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

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

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AMERICAN FIRE  – 11 miles West of Cliffdell

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

8/24/2017:   174 aces. 0% contained. Active fire behavior with backing and group torching. 16 personnel. 4 engines. 110 structures threatened. $142,000 CTD.

8/23/2017:  131 acres. 0% contained. 110 homes threatened. 16 personnel. 4 engines. Estimated containment 10/1/2017. $100,000 CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching. Homes threatened. 129 acres. 8% contained. 16 personnel. 4 engines. $75,000 CTD. #AmericanFire

BRIDGE CREEK FIRE – 12 miles NE of Keller

USDI BIA – Colville Agency. Started 8/9/2017. Type 2 IMT, NW Team 6. Lightning caused. Timber, tall grass and light logging slash.

8/24/2017:  2,640 acres.  33% contained. Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and torching. 515 personnel. 12 crews, 23 engines, 4 helos. $7.8 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Transfer from Type 2 IMT to new IMT 2 on 8/26/2017.  Active fire behavior with flanking, torching and uphill runs. 2,640 acres. 29% contained.  478  personnel. 10 crews, 3 helos and 23 engines. $7 Million CTD.

8/22/2017: Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching. 2,275 acres. 29% contained. 454 personnel. 9 crews, 22 engines and 3 helos.  $6.4 Million CTD. Estimated containment is 8/31/2017. #BridgeCreekFire

CHETCO FIRE –  16 miles West of Selma, OR

Kalmiopsis Wilderness on the Rogue River – Siskiyou NF.  USFS. Lightning caused. Start 7/12/2017. Timber, brush. #ChetcoFire

8/24/2017:  Type 1 IMT (PNW 3) assume command (Unified Command) with CFPA and OR State Fire Marshal on Saturday morning.  99,944 acres. 0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. 1,174 personnel. 21 crews, 118 engines, 8 helos. 25 structures lost. 809 non-residential commercial/50 minor structures threatened. 1 home and 8 minor structures damaged. $7.8 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Minimal fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. 97,758 acres. 0% contained. 3368 homes, 50 minor structures, threatened/ 1 home, 8 minor structures damaged/ 5 homes, 19 minor structures destroyed. 1,078  personnel. 21 crews, 6 helos and 106 engines. 24 structures lost. $5 Million CTD.

8/22/2017: Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. Fire has made significant movement during the last 48 hours. Level 3 evacuation orders in effect for 3,000 homes beginning at the intersection of Carpenterville Road and Hwy 101, North to the Pistol River and from the Pacific Ocean East. Additionally, residence above Da-Tone Road. 3,368 homes, 50 minor structures threatened with 3 already destroyed.  91,551 acres. 0% contained. 788 personnel. 11 crews, 90 engines and 9 helos. $4 Million CTD

8/20/2017:  70,000 acres. 14% contained.  750 homes/50 minor threatened.  2 homes/1 minor destroyed. Type 2 IMT w/NIMO shadowing as of 8/19/2017. UC: NIMO, Type2 IMT and Coos Fire Protection Association. 280 personnel. 6 crews. 3 helos and 12 engines.

DANNER FIRE – 8 miles NE of Arock, OR

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

8/24/2017:  750 acres. 40% contained.  Moderate fire behavior with wind-driven runs. 33 personnel. 4 engines, 2 helos. $250,000 CTD.

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE – 27 miles NNW of Winthrop

Start 7/23/2016.  Cause unknown and under investigation.  Timber, brush. Unknown cause and is under investigation. #DiamondCreekFire

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

8/23: Active fire behavior with torching, running and flanking. 31,555 acres. 55% contained. 3 homes, 2 minor structures threatened. 1 home and 2 minor structures lost. 1 minor structure damaged. 317 personnel. 9 crews, 2 helicopters and 8 engines. 3 structures lost. $6.9 Million CTD.

8/22:  Active fire behavior with torching, backing and flanking. Structures under threat. 4 homes lost.  30,581 acres. 40% contained. 328 personnel. 9 crews, 10 engines, 2 helos. $6.6 Million CTD.

8/20:  30,524 acres. 27% contained. 1 home/1 minor structures destroyed. 1 minor damaged. 3 homes/3  minor threatened. 382 personnel. 10 crews, 2 helos and 18 engines.

FALCON COMPLEX – 25 miles East of Tiller, OR

Type 2 IMT, NW Team 8.  Started 8/8/2017. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. 15 fires. Largest Double Buck Fire, Paradise Fire, Upper Ash Fire. #FalconComplex

8/24/2017: 15 fires.  Upper Ash Flat/1,979 acres, Double Buck Fire/570 acres, Paradise Fire/403 acres and Pup Fire/136 acres.  3,350 acres. 25% contained. Active fire behavior with flanking, spotting and single-tree torching.  494 personnel. 10 crews, 26 engines, 6 helos 5 homes, 15 minor structures threatened. $7.8 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and short-range spotting. 3,300 acres. 20% contained. 5 homes, 15 minor structures threatened. 499 personnel. 10 crews, 6 helos and 25 engines. Upper Ash Flat/1971 acres, Double Buck/532 acres and Paradise/382 acres. $7.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  3,100 acres. 18% contained. 493 personnel. 10 crews, 23 engines and 6 helos.  5 homes and 15 minor structures are being threatened. 489 personnel. 10 crews, 23 engines and 6 helicopters. Estimated containment status is 8/30/2017. $6.5 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  2,200 acres. 17% contained. 491 personnel. 10 crews, 22 engines and 4 helicopters. Upper Ash Flat (1,316 acres), Double Buck Fire 9304 acres) and Paradise Fire (291 acres) are largest of 15 fires.

FLOUNCE – 12 miles NW of Shady Cove, OR

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

8/24/2017: No update.

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

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

HIGH CASCADES COMPLEX – 9 miles NE of Prospect, OR

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

8/24/2017:   Made up of Spruce Lake Fire/5,360 acres, Blanket Creek Fire/6,690 acres.  Also managing Broken Lookout Fire/818 acres, Sherwood Fire/71 acres and smaller fires.  12,981 acres. 60% containment.  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching.  473 personnel. 11 crews, 1 engine, 4 helos. . $26.5 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  IMT 1 to IMT2 will happen on 8/24/2017.  Moderate fire behavior with creeping smoldering and single-tree torching. 12,181 acres. 68% contained. Cause still under investigation. 486 personnel. 11 crews, 5 helicopters and 1 engine. Spruce Lake/5360 acres, Blanket Creek Fire/5889 acres. Being managed by this Complex along with Silent/2 acres, Butte/5 acres, Broken Lookout/818 acres, Roundtop/10 acres, Needle/8 acres, Sherwood/71 acres.  Smaller fires. $27 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with spotting and torching.  Spruce Creek Fire (5,360 acres), and Blanket Creek Fire (5,889 acres).  Smaller fires include:  Silent Fire (2 acres), Butte Fire (5 acres), Broken Lookout (818 acres), Roundtop Fire (10 acres), Needle Fire (8 acres), Sherwood Fire (71 acres).  12,163 acres. 68% containment.  451 personnel.  9 crews, 9 engines and 5 helos. Estimated containment is 8/31/2017. $26.8 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  11,246 acres. 61% contained. Spruce Creek/5350 acres, Silent Fire/2 acres, Blanket Creek Fire/5686 acres, Bute Fire/5 acres. Broken Lookout Fire/125 acres, Roundtop Fire/10 acres, Needle Fire/8 acres, Sherwood Fire/65 acres. 897 personnel. 27 crew, 17 engines and 6 helos.

HORSE CREEK COMPLEX –  7 miles South of Belnap Springs, OR

Start 8/21/2017. Timber.Cause unknown/under investigation. Timber litter, timber, light logging slash. USDA Forest Service #HorseCreekComplex

8/24/2017:   902 acres. 0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching.  231 personnel. 8 crews, 5 engines. 770 mixed commercial/homes threatened. $183,000 CTD.

8/23/2017:  NEW!  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolate torching. 894 acres. 0% contained. 231 personnel. 8 crews, 5 engines. 770 mixed commercial/residential structures. This includes Separation, Avenue, Roney, Olallie Lookout Fires. Along with Whitewater and Rebel fires. $1,000 CTD.

INDIAN CREEK FIRE – Eagle Creek Trail System, OR

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

8/24/2017: 393 acres. 10% contained. 39 personnel. 1 crew. 2 helicopters. Estimated containment date is 9/30/2017.

8/23/2017:  113 acres. 10% contained. 40 personnel. 1 crew, 2 helos.  Warming and drying trend this week.

8/22/2017:  83 acres. 10% contained. Timber (Litter and understory). 42 personnel. 1 crew and 2 helicopters. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017.

8/20/2017:  83 acres. 10% contained. 47 personnel. 1 crew and 2 helos. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017

JOLLY MOUNTAIN FIRE – 13 miles NW of Cle Elum, WA

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

8/24/2017:  1,208 acres. 0% contained.  Extreme fire behavior with backing, flanking and uphill runs. Very active on Wednesday. 323 personnel. 6 crews, 10 engines, 1 helo. 1,385 homes, 13 mixed commercial/homes, 1403 minor structures threatened.  $3.1 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing and short-range spotting. 1,208 acres. 0% containment.  1385 homes, 13 mixed commercial/homes + 1403 minor structures are threatened. 320  personnel. 6 crews, 1 helo and 10 engines.  $2.9 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing and torching. 1,385 homes, 13 mixed commercial/residential and 1,403 minor structures are under threat.  Campgrounds, commercial buildings and a high visitation rec area with major trail head and critical habitat are threatened.  638 acres. 0% contained. 301 personnel. 5 crews, 10 engines, 2 helos. $2.7 Million CTD.

8/20/2017: 585 acres, 0% contained. 1385 homes/13 mixed homes/commercial and 1403 minor structures threatened. 281 personnel.  4 crews, 5 helos and 10 engines.

JONES FIRE – 10 miles NE of Lowell, OR

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

8/24/2017:  5,530 acres. 25% contained. Active fire behavior with running, torching and flanking. 613 personnel. 18 crews, 24 engines, 2 helos. 1 structure lost. 4 homes, 1 minor structure threatened.  $6 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Transfer of command Type 2 IMT to a new one on 8/26/2017. Active fire behavior with running, torching, flanking. 5,462 acres. 18% contained. 582 personnel. 17 crews, 2 helos and 24 engines.  4 homes plus 1 minor structure threatened. 1 minor structure destroyed. 1 structure lost. $5.1 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with torching, spotting and short crown runs. 4 homes and 1 minor structures threatened. 1 structure lost.  5,539 acres. 15% contained. 603 personnel. 18 crews, 21 engines and 2 helos.

8/20/2017:  4959 acres. 10% containment.  4 homes and 1 minor structure threatened. 558 personnel. 17 crews, 2 helicopters and 15 engines. Estimated containment 10/31/2017.

MILLER COMPLEX – 17 miles East of Cave Junction, OR

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

8/24/2017:  20 fires.  Burnt Peak Fire/3,050 acres. Seattle Fire/1,942 acres, Abney Fire/2,508 acres, Cook Fire/998 acres and Creedence Fire/2,700 acres. 11,348 acres. 33% contained. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, backing and creeping. 575 personnel. 14 crews, 22 engines. 14 homes, 5 minor structures threatened.  $4.7 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  5 fires. Imt 1 & imt 2. . Moderate fire behavior with running, backing and creeping. 11,023 acres. 11% contained. 541 personnel. 13 crews, 22 engines. 14 homes, 5 minor structures threatened.20 fires. Burnt Peak/3050 acres, Seattle/1898 acres, Abney/2235 acres, Cook/998 acres and Creedence/2691 acres. $3.9 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, backing and creeping. Homes threatened.  9,706 acres. 11% contained. 487 personnel. 12 crews, 23 engines. $3.3 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  7874 acres. 4% containment.  14 homes/5 minor structures threatened. Includes: Burnt Peak Fire/1524 acres, Creedence Fire/1571 acres, Abney Fire/1178 acres, Seattle Fire/833 acres and 19 add’l smaller fires. 432 personnel. 9 crews, 20 engines. Estimated containment 9/30/2017.

MILLI FIRE – 9 West of Sisters, OR

Burning along 16 Road (South of).  Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. Located in Three Sisters Wilderness and about 1.5 miles SW of Black Crater Lake. Timber. IMT1 (SW Team / OSF Green Team) Estimated containment date is 101/2017. #MilliFire

8/24/2017:   12,457 acres. 32% contained. Moderate fire behavior with short-range spotting, isolated torching and backing.  673 personnel. 12 crews, 28 engines, 3 helos. $7.4 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with torching, crowning and short-range spotting. 12,356 acres. 22% contained. 703 personnel. 13 crews, 13 helos and 28 engines. 2055 homes threatened.  $6.4 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with torching, crowning and short-range spotting. Homes threatened. 10,496 acres. 23% contained. 675 personnel. 12 crews, 27 engines and 10 helos. $5.3 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  IMT 1 SW/OSF Green Team. Also managing Belknap Fire. 9,331 acres. 0% contained. 1004 homes threatened. 487 personnel, 10 crews, 2 helos and 16 engines. Evacuations orders (Level 3 – GO!) issued for Edgington, Crossroads divisions and isolate structures South of Sisters, oR. Hwy 242 closed from Sisters to Observatory Road. Level 1 (Get Ready) evacuation orders for Tollgate subdivision. Estimated containment 10/1/2017.

NENA SPRINGS FIRE – 7 air miles NE of Simnasho, OR

On the NE Boundary of Warm Springs Indian Reservation, OR.  Started 8/11/2017. USDA BIA. Grass, timber, dormant brush.  Human caused, under investigation. 10 structures lost. #NenaSpringsFire

8/24/2017:  68,135 acres. 75% containment. 134 crews. 4 crews, 15 engines, 1 helo. 10 structures lost. $7.6 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with creeping and torching. 68,135 acres. 75 % contained. Human caused.  1 home, 3 minor damaged. 6 homes, 4 minor lost. 134 personnel. 4 crews, 1 helo and 15 engines. 10 structures lost. $7.6 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with creeping and torching.  68,135 acres. 60% containment.  141 personnel. 4 crews, 15 engines, 1 helo.  $7.2 Million CTD.

NOISY CREEK FIRE – 33 miles from Colville, WA

Started 8/11/2017.   Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service.   Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service.  #NoisyCreekFire

8/24/2017:  4,000 acres. 70% contained.  78 personnel. 1 crew, 5 engines. $5.7 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:   Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and single-tree torching. 4000 acres. 70% contained. 78 personnel. 1 crew, 5 engines. 3 homes threatened. $5.7 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with backing, creeping and single-tree torching. Homes threatened. 4,000 acres. 68% containment.  78 personnel.  1 crew, 5 engines. $5.5 Million CTD.    #NorsePeakFire

NORSE PEAK FIRE – 11 miles West of Cliffdell, WA

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

8/24/2017:  1,996 acres. 8% contained. Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching. 339 personnel. 8 crews, 14 engines, 1 helo. $1.5 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with running and torching. 1,643 acres. 8% contained.  110 homes threatened. 279 personnel. 6 crews. 1 helo. 14 engines. Hwy 410 closed. LEVEL 3 evacuations in effect for Union Creek, Pleasant Valley.  LEVEL 1 evacuations for Goose Prairie and Bumping Lake. 9 fires including American and Union Creek Trail as the largest. $1.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Type 2 IMT, NW Team 13. Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking. Homes threatened. 1,566 acres. 6% contained. 274 personnel. 6 crews, 12 engines and 1 helo. $936,000 CTD. .

NORTH PELICAN FIRE – North slope of Pelican Butte, OR

Start 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. USFS. Closed timber litter and brush.

8/23/2017:  1,200 acres. 5% containment.  200 homes threatened. 148 personnel. 2 crews. 15 engines. Estimated containment 10/15/2017.

REACH FIRE  – 25 miles West of Connell, WA

Mid-Columbia National Wildlife Refuge Complex. FWS. Tall grass.  Moderate fire behavior with running, spotting and smoldering. 665 acres. 30% contained. 19 personnel. 4 engines. $100,000 CTD. #ReachFire

REBEL FIRE -13 South of McKenzie Bridge, OR

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

8/24/2017:   2,737 acres. 17% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching.  68 personnel. 2 crews, 4 engines. $3.1 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and torching. 2,686 acres. 17% containment. 70 personnel. 2 crews, 3 engines. Also managing Horse Creek and Whitewater Fires. $3 Million CTD.

8/22/207:  2,831 acres. 13% contained. 311 personnel. 10 crews, 9 engines. $2.8 Million CTD.

SCATTER CREEK FIRE – 1 mile East of Rochester, WA

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

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

SEPARATION FIRE – Substitute Point, OR

Started 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. Timber (Litter and understory). USDA Forest Service. 0 resources.  Formerly called Three Sisters Central Fire.  #SeparationFire

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

STALEY FIRE – 23 miles South of Oakridge, OR

Willamette NF. Lightning caused. Started 8/10/2017.  Timber and brush. USDA Forest Service.  Type 2 IMT.  #StaleyFire

8/24/2017:  1,077 acres. 16% contained.  Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, short-range spotting and single-tree torching. 392 personnel. 12 crews, 11 engines. $2.6 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching and short-range spotting. 1,077 acres. 12% contained. 366 personnel. 12 crews. 11 engines. $2.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  831 acres. 0% contained. 348 personnel. 11 crews, 12 engines and 2 helos. $1.4 Million CTD.

UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX – 50 miles East of Roseburg, OR

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

8/24/2017:  IMT Type 1. 11,680 acres. 7% contained. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, uphill runs, single-tree torching.892 personnel. 20 crews, 72 engines, 3 helos. 1 structure lost. $8.3 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with flanking, torching and running. 11,680 acres. 1% contained. 48 homes, 21 non-residential commercial, 30 minor structures threatened. 13 non-residential commercial buildings have been damaged. 1 minor structure lost. 854 personnel. 19 crews. 3 helos. 72 engines. 7 fires Happy Dog/5669 acres, Fall Creek/2667 acres, Ragged Ridge/1276 acres, Cal Copeland/532 acres, Brookentooth/443 acres, Devils Canyon/114.  LEVEL 1 -3 in effect. Shelter at Red Cross shelter at Glide Seventh Day Adventist church, 19085 North Umpqua Hwy, Glide OR 1 structure lost. $6.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with flanking and torching. Homes threatened. 1 structure destroyed. Evacuation orders in effect. 10,793 acres. 1% contained.  812 personnel. 17 crews, 70 engines and 3 helicopters. $6.2 Million CTD.

UNION CREEK – 11 miles West of Cliffdell, WA

NEW! Okanogan – Wenatchee NF. Timber. #UnionCreekFire

8/24/2017:  Newly reported from overnight.  132 acres. 0% contained. Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking. 4 personnel. $117,000 CTD.

WHITEWATER FIRE – 15 miles East of Detroit, OR

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

8/24/2017:  8,891 acres. 30% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and single-tree torching.  682 personnel. 15 crews, 17 engines, 6 helos. $19.5 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and single-tree torching. 8,878 acres. 30% contained. 638 personnel. 13 crews. 6 helos. 17 engines. 113 homes, 1 mixed commercial/home, 46 minor structures threatened. 638 personnel. 13 crews. 17 engines. 6 copters.  Also managing the Horse Creek Complex and Rebel Fires. $19 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  8,487 acres. 30% contained. 603 personnel.  12 crews, 17 engines and 6 helos. Estimated containment date is 10/31/2017. $18.1 Million CTD.

 

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

NW ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 22 2017

WASHINGTON STATE

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

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AMERICAN FIRE NEW! – 11 miles West of Cliffdell

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

BRIDGE CREEK FIRE – 12 miles NE of Keller

USDI BIA – Colville Agency. Started 8/9/2017. Type 2 IMT, NW Team 6. Lightning caused. Timber, tall grass and light logging slash.  Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching. 2,275 acres. 29% contained. 454 personnel. 9 crews, 22 engines and 3 helos.  $6.4 Million CTD. Estimated containment is 8/31/2017. #BridgeCreekFire

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE – 27 miles NNW of Winthrop

 Timber, brush. Unknown cause and is under investigation. Active fire behavior with torching, backing and flanking. Structures under threat. 4 homes lost.  30,581 acres. 40% contained. 328 personnel. 9 crews, 10 engines, 2 helos. $6.6 Million CTD. #DiamondCreekFire

JOLLY MOUNTAIN FIRE – 13 miles NW of Cle Elum

Fire is located about 2 miles inside the Tenaway IRA. 8/11/2017 start date. Lightning caused.  Timber. Active fire behavior with backing and torching. 1,385 homes, 13 mixed commercial/residential and 1,403 minor structures are under threat.  Campgrounds, commercial buildings and a high visitation rec area with major trail head and critical habitat are threatened.  638 acres. 0% contained. 301 personnel. 5 crews, 10 engines, 2 helos. $2.7 Million CTD. #JollyMountainFire

NOISY CREEK FIRE – 33 miles from Colville

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

NORSE PEAK FIRE – 11 miles West of Cliffdell.

Burning inside the Norse Peak Wilderness in WA. (includes 4 fires) Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. Timber.  USDA Forest Service.  Type 2 IMT, NW Team 13. Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking. Homes threatened. 1,566 acres. 6% contained. 274 personnel. 6 crews, 12 engines and 1 helo. $936,000 CTD. #NorsePeakFire

REACH FIRE NEW! 25 miles West of Connell

Mid-Columbia National Wildlife Refuge Complex. FWS. Tall grass.  Moderate fire behavior with running, spotting and smoldering. 665 acres. 30% contained. 19 personnel. 4 engines. $100,000 CTD. #ReachFire

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BELNAP FIRE – 20 miles NE of Prineville

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

CHETCO BAR FIRE – 16 miles West of Selma

Kalmiopsis Wilderness and on the Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. OR.  Lightning caused.  Started 7/12/2017.   Timber, brush. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. Fire has made significant movement during the last 48 hours. Level 3 evacuation orders in effect for 3,000 homes beginnning at the intersection of Carpenterville Road and Hwy 101, North to the Pistol River and from the Pacific Ocean East. Additionally, residence above Da-Tone Road. 3,368 homes, 50 minor structures threatened with 3 already destroyed.  91,551 acres. 0% contained. 788 personnel. 11 crews, 90 engines and 9 helos. $4 Million CTD.  #ChetcoBarFire

FALCON COMPLEX – 25 miles East of Tiller

Type 2 IMT, NW Team 8.  Started 8/8/2017. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. . Consist of multiple fires including the Upper Ash Flat Fire (1,933 acres), Double Buck Fire (497 acres) and the Paradise Fire (372 acres) are the largest of the 15 wildfires.  3,100 acres. 18% contained. 493 personnel. 10 crews, 23 engines and 6 helos.  5 homes and 15 minor structures are being threatened. 489 personnel. 10 crews, 23 engines and 6 helicopters. Estimated containment status is 8/30/2017. $6.5 Million CTD. #FalconComplex

FLOUNCE – 12 miles NW of Shady Cove

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

HIGH CASCADES COMPLEX – 9 miles NE of Prospect

Started 8/12/2017. Type 1 IMT team. Active fire behavior with spotting and torching.  Spruce Creek Fire (5,360 acres), and Blanket Creek Fire (5,889 acres).  Smaller fires include:  Silent Fire (2 acres), Butte Fire (5 acres), Broken Lookout (818 acres), Roundtop Fire (10 acres), Needle Fire (8 acres), Sherwood Fire (71 acres).  12,163 acres. 68% containment.  451 personnel.  9 crews, 9 engines and 5 helos. Estimated containment is 8/31/2017. $26.8 Million CTD.  #HighCascadesComplex

INDIAN CREEK FIRE – Eagle Creek Trail System

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

JONES FIRE – 10 miles NE of Lowell

8/10/2017 started. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. IMT2, NW Team. Timber and grass. Active fire behavior with torching, spotting and short crown runs. 4 homes and 1 minor structures threatened. 1 structure lost.  5,539 acres. 15% contained. 603 personnel. 18 crews, 21 engines and 2 helos. #JonesFire

MILLER COMPLEX – 17 miles East of Cave Junction

Started 8/14/2017. Lightning caused. Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. IMT Type 2, CA Team 2. Made up of 20 individual fires.  USDA.  Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, backing and creeping. Homes threatened.  9,706 acres. 11% contained. 487 personnel. 12 crews, 23 engines. $3.3 Million CTD. #MillerComplex

MILLI FIRE – 9 West of Sisters

Burning along 16 Road (South of).  Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. Located in Three Sisters Wilderness and about 1.5 miles SW of Black Crater Lake. Timber. IMT1 (SW Team / OSF Green Team) IC is also managing the Belknap Fire.  Estimated containment date is 101/2017. Moderate fire behavior with torching, crowning and short-range spotting. Homes threatened. 10,496 acres. 23% contained. 675 personnel. 12 crews, 27 engines and 10 helos. $5.3 Million CTD. #MilliFire

NENA SPRINGS FIRE – 7 air miles NE of Simnasho

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

REBEL FIRE -13 South of McKenzie Bridge

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

SEPARATION FIRE – Substitute Point

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

STALEY FIRE – 23 miles South of Oakridge

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

UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX – 50 miles East of Roseburg

Started 8/11/2017. (6) fires. IMT1. Timber and grass. Active fire behavior with flanking and torching. Homes threatened. 1 structure destroyed. Evacuation orders in effect. 10,793 acres. 1% contained.  812 personnel. 17 crews, 70 engines and 3 helicopters. $6.2 Million CTD. #UmpquaNorthComplex

WHITEWATER FIRE – 15 miles East of Detroit

Started 7/23/2017. Lightning ignited. Multiple fires. Timber, brush. USDA Forest.  8,487 acres. 30% contained. 603 personnel.  12 crews, 17 engines and 6 helos. Estimated containment date is 10/31/2017. $18.1 Million CTD. #WhitewaterFire

 

 

 

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

NW ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 20, 2017

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

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

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

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1. BELNAP FIRE

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

2. BLEVINS FIRE New!

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

3. BRIDGE CREEK FIRE

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

4. CHETCO BAR FIRE 

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

5. DIAMOND CREEK FIRE

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

 

6. FALCON COMPLEX

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

7. FLOUNCE FIRE

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

8. HEADWATER FIRE 

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

9. HIGH CASCADES COMPLEX

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

10. INDIAN CREEK FIRE

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

11. JOLLY MOUNTAIN FIRE

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

12. JONES FIRE

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

13. MILLER COMPLEX

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

17 miles East of Cave Junction, OR.  Started 8/14/2017. Lightning caused. Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. IMT Type 2, CA Team 2. Made up of 20 individual fires.  7,874 acres. 4% containment.  14 homes and 5 minor structures threatened.  Fires included Burnt Peak Fire (1,524 acres), Creedence Fire (1,571 acres), Abney Fire (1,178 acres), Seattle Fire (833 acres) and 19 additional smaller wildfires. USDA Forest Service. 432 personnel. 9 crews. 20 engines. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017..

Morning Operational Briefing for 8/20/17

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

14. MILLI FIRE

Burning along 16 Road (South of) and 9 miles West of Sisters, OR.  Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. Located in Three Sisters Wilderness and about 1.5 miles SW of Black Crater Lake. Timber. IMT1 (SW Team / OSF Green Team) IC is also managing the Belknap Fire. 9,331 acres. 0% contained. 1,004 homes threatened. USDA Forest Service.  487 personnel. 10 crews, 2 helos and 16 engines. Evacuation orders (Level 3) issued for Edgington, Crossroads divisions and isolated structures South of Sisters, OR.  Hwy 242 is closed from Sisters to the observatory road.  Level 1 evacuation order given to those in the Tollgate subdivision. Estimated containment date is 101/2017..

15. MONUMENT HILL FIRE

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

16. NENA SPRINGS FIRE

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

17. NOISY CREEK FIRE

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

18. NORSE PEAK FIRE

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

29. NORTH PELICAN FIRE

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

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

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

21. REBEL FIRE

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

22.  SEPARATION FIRE New Name!

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

23. SHAN CREEK FIRE

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

24. STALEY FIRE

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

25. UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX

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

26. WHITEWATER FIRE

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

 

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

NW ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 19, 2017

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

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

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

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1. BEAR BUTTE FIRE

Bear Butte Fire 0600 briefing, Aug. 11 2017

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

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

2. BELNAP FIRE

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

3. BRIDGE CREEK FIRE

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

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

4. CHETCO BAR FIRE 

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

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

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

5. DIAMOND CREEK FIRE

mopping up along the fireline

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

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

6. EAST SADDLE MOUNTAIN FIRE

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

7. FALCON COMPLEX

Sunrise cloud pattern over ICP 8-14-2017

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

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

8. FLOUNCE FIRE

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

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

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

9. HEADWATER FIRE 

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

10. HIGH CASCADES COMPLEX

August 19, 2017 Fire Area Map

Fire map on Saturday, 8/19/2017.

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

11. INDIAN CREEK FIRE

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

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

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

12. JOLLY MOUNTAIN FIRE

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

13. JONES FIRE

Flare up on the eastern flank of the Jones fire

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

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

14. MILLER COMPLEX

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

15. MILLI FIRE

Fire engine providing structure protection

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

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

16. MONUMENT HILL FIRE

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

17. NENA SPRINGS FIRE

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

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

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

18. NOISY CREEK FIRE

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

19. NORSE PEAK FIRE

Norse Peak Fire expansion Wed, August 16

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

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

20. NORTH PELICAN FIRE

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

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

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

21. REBEL FIRE

the French Fire burns on a ridge above Detroit, OR

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

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

22. SHAN CREEK FIRE

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

23. STALEY FIRE

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

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

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

24. UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX

Night Shift Fire fighters holding line on Happy Dog

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

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

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

25. WHITEWATER FIRE

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

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

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

26. WHYCHUS FIRE

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

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

NW ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 17 2017

 Post Summary | Due to the vast amounts of wildfires, we are combining Washington and Oregon together.  Idaho will be a separate post of its own. Many new ones have popped up in both Washington and Oregon.  Here is the recap for Thursday, August 17, 2017.

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Fire Map lists most fires but is missing just a few. (Credit: NWCC)

Bear Butte – 20 miles Baker City, OR

Started 8/4/2017.  Unknown cause. 499 acres. Unknown containment status. 48 structures threatened. 184 personnel. 4 crews. 2 helos. 6 engines. USDA FS. Mop up operations, fire secured. CTD is $5.1 Million.

Belnap – 20 miles NE of Prineville, OR

Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. 123 acres. 5% contained. 31 single-family homes, 33 mixed/commercial structures, 90 minor structures are threatened. 83 personnel. 3 crews. 3 engines. Timber Brush. USDA Forest Service.

Bridge Creek – 12 miles NE Keller, WA

Started 8/9/2017. Lightning caused. 1,343 acres. 22% contained. USDA Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Transitioned from Mt. Tolman Fire Ctr. to NW IMT Team 6. ICP at Keller Community Center. 454 personnel. 10 crews. 2 helicopters. 20 engines. CTD $3.5 Million.

FIRE FACT!  

All campfires in Eastern WA on DNR’s protected forest lands are restricted.

Chetco Bar – Kalmiopsis Wilderness, OR

Started 7/12/2017. Unknown cause. 6,016 acres. 14% contained. Structures threatened. Timber, brush and closed timber litter. USDA Forest Service. 72 personnel. 2 crews. 1 helicopter. CTD $2.3 Million.

Diamond Creek – 27 miles NNW of Winthrop, WA

28,143 acres. 8% contained. Timber, brush. 2 single-family homes, 2 minor structures threatened. Active fire behavior with long-range spotting, uphill crowning, fast rate of spread. Expected to spread to the South and NW. 340 personnel. 7 crews. 5 helos. 18 engines. CTD $4.5 Million.

East Saddle Mtn Fire – 10 miles W of Othello, WA

Started 8/12/2017. Unknown cause. 17,465 acres. 95% contained. Brush, timber. Structures threatened, 1 minor damaged. USDI Fish & Wildlife Services. 136 personnel. 13 engines. $397,000 CTD.

Falcon Complex – 25 miles East of Tiller, OR

Started 8/8/2017. Lightning caused. 1,100 acres. 12% contained. 5 structures (SFR) and 15 minor structures threatened. Biggest fires Upper Ash Flat (382 acres) Buckskin (50 acres), Double Buck (161 acres), Paradise (189 acres), Pup (73 acres), Tallow (84 acres) and Windy Gap  (18 acres).  Timber. 503 personnel. 11 crews. 5 helicopters. 22 engines.  USDA FS. NW IMT team 8. 5 single-family residences (SFR) and 15 minor structures are threatened. CTD $3.6 Million.

Ferry Canyon – 7 miles WNW of Grass Valley, OR.

Started 8/12/2017. Lightning caused. 500 acres. 100% contained. USDI BIA. 1 person. Tall grass and brush.  Unknown CTD.

FIRE FACT!

Fire Preparedness Level is at Level 5.

Flounce – 12 miles NW of Shady Cove, OR

8/7/2017 start date. Lightning caused. 587 acres. 90% contained.  Timber, brush and tall grass. USDI BIA. 160 personnel. 7 crews. 7 helos. 5 engines. Structures threatened. CTD is $2.8 Million.

Headwater – 25 miles North of Goldendale, WA

Started on 8/12/2017 from unknown cause & under investigation. 87 acres. 60% containment. Timber (grass/understory). WA DNR. 220 personnel. 8 crews. 3 helos. 13 engines. Unknown CTD.

High Cascades Complex – 9 miles NE of Prospect, OR

On the Spruce Lake fire. (Credit; Jay Bright)

Started 8/12/2017. Lightning caused. 10,447 acres. 60% contained. Timber. Threatened are 15 SFR, 14 multiple residences, 10 mixed used commercial/residential. 13 non-residential commercial properties and 20 minor structures.  USDA Forest Service. 1,030 personnel. 31 crews, 24 engines and 7 helos. Fires included are Spruce Lake (5,043 acres), Blanket (5,292 acres), Silent (2 acres), Butte (5 acres), Sherwood (5 acres), Broken Lookout (32 acres), Roundtop (10 acres) and Needle (8 acres).

Hult Butte – 6 miles West of Vantage, WA

Started 8/13/2017. Human caused (caused not released). WA DNR. 500 acres. 100% contained.  Structures threatened. 0 resources on the fire incident.

Indian Creek – Eagle Creek Trail System, OR

Started 7/4/2017. Unknown cause. 83 acres. 10% containment. USDA Forest Service. Timber. Structures threatened. 66 personnel. 1 crew. 2 helicopters. CTD $2.3 Million.

Jolly Mtn – 13 mles NW of Cle Elum, WA

8/11/2017 start date. Lightning caused. Unknown acreage.  0% containment status. 500 SFRs, 13 commercial/residential and 50 minor structures are threatened. Timber. 238 personnel. 6 crews. 4 helicopters. 12 engines. CTD $1.2 Million.

Jones Fire on 8/12/2017. (Credit: Jason Carr)

Jones – 10 miles NE of Lowell, OR

8/10/2017 started. Lightning caused. 2,581 acres. 10% contained. Timber. USDA Forest Service. 4 SFR and 1 minor structures are threatened. 540 personnel. 18 crews. 2 helos. 15 engines. $1.6 Million CTD.

Miller Complex – 17 miles East of Cave Junction, OR

Started 8/14/2017. Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. Made up of 20 individual fires. Lightning caused. 1,210 acres. 6% containment. USDA Forest Service. 7 minor structures threatened. Biggest fire Burnt Peak (300 acres) and Creedence (800 acres).  Fire behavior is active with uphill runs, creeping and smoldering. 153 personnel. 3 crews. 7 engines. CTD $400,000.

Milli – 9 miles West of Sisters, OR

Started 8/11/2017 from an unknown cause. Located in Three Sisters Wilderness and about 1.5 miles SW of Black Crater Lake. Fire behavior is moderate with spotting and group torching. 206 personnel. 9 crews. CTD $200,000.

Mop-up operations from day crew on 8/17/2017. PC: DCSO

Monument HIll – 4 miles NE of Quincy, WA

Started 8/16/2017. WA Fire Service. Cause under investigation. 500 acres. 0% containment. Tall grass and brush. Unknown resources. 50 SFR, 25 non-res commercial structures under threat. Unknown CTD.

MR 3 Sisters Central – Point, OR

Limited information. 15 acres. Started 8/10/2017. Lightning started.

Nena Springs – 7 air miles NE of Simnasho/NE Boundary of Warm Springs Indian Reservation, OR

Started 8/8/2017. USDA BIA. Grass, timber, dormant brush. 39,526 acres.  Human caused. 1 SFR and 3 minor structures damaged.  6 SFR and 4 minor structures destroyed.  Unified Command:  NW 12 IMT and OSFM.  299 personnel. 6 crews. 3 helos. 6 engines. CTD $4 Million.

Noisy Creek – 33 miles from Colville, WA

Started 8/11/2017.   Lightning caused. 4,000 acres. 64% contained. 3 SFR structures threatened. Timber. USDA Forest Service. 142 personnel. 4 crews. 1 helo and 3 engines. CTD $5.2 Million.

Norse Peak – 11 miles West of Cliffdell, WA

Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. 500 acres. 0% containment status. Timber.  USDA Forest Service. 30 personnel. 1 crew. 2 engines. 6 SFR threatened.  Unknown CTD.

Point-of-Interest

A single RC-26 aircraft and support personnel from the 162nd Fighter Wing, (Arizona Air National Guard) has been deployed to Mahlon Sweet Field (Eugene, OR) in support of wildland fire operations. – NWICC

North Pole – 8 miles East of Shaniko, OR

8/13/2017 start date.  Lightning caused. 5,075 acres. 100% containment. USDI BLM . 17 personnel. 5 engines.  CTD $50,000.

Rebel – 13 miles South of McKenzie Bridge, OR

Started unknown. 1,051 acres. 0% containment status. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, flanking and backing. 4 SFR threatened. USDA Forest Service. 202 personnel. 6 crews. 11 engines. Unknown CTD.

Shan Creek – 10 miles West of Grants Pass, OR

Started 8/10/2017. Lightning. 400 acres. 20% containment. 12 SFR and 1 minor structure threatened. Timber, logging slashing. USADA Forest Service. 162 personnel. 4 crews.  11 engines. MT2.  $1,000 CTD.

Staley – 23 miles South of Oakridge, OR

Started 8/10/2017. Wilamette NF. 257 acres. 0% containment. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, long and short-range spotting. Timber, brush. Structures threatened. 174 personnel. 5 crews. 6 engines. $326,0000 CTD.

OR Traffic Alert!

Law Enforcement agencies are reminding drivers not to pull over on shoulders to watch the Eclipse.  You may not only get a shot at seeing the Eclipse but a little extra unexpected surprise – A Ticket!

Umpqua North Complex – 50 miles East of Roseburg, along Hwy 138, OR

Started 8/11/2017. Cause under investigation. unknown acres. Fire behavior is active with crowning, torching and uphill runs.  36 SFR, 21 non- residential commercial and 30 minor structures threatened.  USDA Forest. 443 personnel. 12 crews. 5 helos. 21 engines. Unknown CTD.

Whitewater – 15 miles East of Detroit, OR

Started 7/23/2017. Lightning ignited. made up multiple fires.  6,716 acres. no  status on containment known. 113 SFR, 1 commercial/residential, 2 non-residential commercial, 46 minor structures threatened. Timber, brush. USDA Forest. Also managing Rebel (1,051 acres), Little Devil (76 ares), Avenue (acres unknown), Box Canyon (acres unknown), French (1,051 acres).  443 personnel. 12 crews. 5 helicopters. 21 engines.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/17/2017 2111 Hours PDT

WA ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 16 2017

SUMMARY:   Some of you have asked for maps and we are working on a single map listing all wildfires. Maps are provided for each fire that are currently available.

The Holt (should be “Hult”) Butte Fire in Boardman has been moved to the Oregon wildfires post. The source reporting has it listed as Washington and should be Oregon.

Here is our recap for Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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NORSE PEAK FIRE – 11 miles W of Cliffdell (Okanogan – Wenatchee NF)

Previously reported. This fire is located just NW of Highway 410 that was ignited by lightning.  The fire remains at 500 acres and has been holding since reported on Tuesday, August 15th.  There are 30 personnel assigned. There is no containment being reported on this incident.

EAST SADDLE MTN FIRE – 10 miles W of Othello (Mid-Columbia NWR)

Structure protection in effect by multiple agencies. Courtesy/Spokane Fire District 8

Mid-Columbia National Wildlife Refuge 

This wildfire started on the afternoon of August 12th from presumably lightning but that is an unconfirmed cause report.  There have been 17,465 acres burned. There has been a 95% containment reached.  Fire behavior is minimal. Crews are working to get power back on for residents (0730 hours PDT)  There are 136 personnel assigned with 37 engines.  2 structures have been lost.  CTD is $397,000.

JOLLY MTN FIRE- 13 miles NW of Cle Elum (Okanogan – Wenatchee NF)

Jolly Mountain Fire map

This map indicates where the fire is located. Though from August 13th, it shows this fire in the upper potion of the map its in heavy timber. Courtesy/Inciweb

The Jolly Mountain Fire is made up of five wildfires burning in a remote part of the forest about 5 miles NE at the North end of Lake Cle Elum.  There has been 378 acres burned.  Fire crews have gained a 44% contained.  Fire behavior is minimal with backing and isolated torching.  Structures are still being threatened.  There are 197 personnel with 3 crews, 10 engines and 3 helos.  $558,000 CTD…

NOISY CREEK FIRE – 6 miles SE of Metaline Falls (Colville NF)

Briefing map for 8/15/17

This map from yesterday indicates where the fire is located and how the areas broken up by Divisions. Courtesy/Inciweb

The Noisy Creek fire behavior is moderate with backing, flanking and single-tree torching.  There has been 4,000 acres destroyed with 64% containment.  Command changed from a NV Type 3 team to a SW IMT Team 5 on August 15, 2017.  There are 178 personnel.  4 crews, 3 engines and 1 helicopter.  $5 Million CTD…

BRIDGE CREEK FIRE – 13 miles NNE of Keller (Colville Agency/BIA)

The latest map indicates where and how the fire is on this image. Courtesy/Inciweb

The Bridge Creek Fire started on Thursday, August 10, 2017.  Today (Wednesday) has a moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, backing and flanking.  There has been 1,343 acres burned.  Fire crews have reached a 22% containment status.  There are 350 personnel assigned with 6 crews, 13 engines and 1 helo.  CTD $2 Million…

HEAD WATER FIRE – 25 miles West of Goldendale

The wildfire located in Goldendale started on Sunday, August 13, 2017.  The biggest overnight news from this wildfire were two DOC convicts had escaped from the DNR fire work camp. Law Enforcement reported they were serving time for assault and another for stolen property.  As of 0500 hours today due to the keen eye of a witness, one is back in custody.   Police are searching for the second DOC convict.  Some wildland firefighters say this is the most sought out opportunity to serve and they have nothing but good things to say about these DOC firefighters who work super hard.  They say this rarely happens!

There have been 100 acres burned with a 60% containment status reached…

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE – 27 miles NNW of Winthrop (Paysaten Wilderness)
August 14 - Infrared Map

This the latest map from August 14 gives you an idea how big the fire really is. Courtesy/Inciweb

The Diamond Creek Fire started on July 23rd from an unknown human-caused ignition. Fire behavior is still active with group torching, flanking and backing. Structures are under threat. No evacuations in effect at the time of this posting.  There has been 27,210 acres but crews have reached an 8% containment. There are 301 personnel assigned along with 7 crews, 18 engines and 3 helos.  CTD is $4.2 Million…

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/16/2017 0800 Hours PDT

WA ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 15 2017

Post  Summary | Two new wildfires in the Washington State area have ignited overnight.  Here is our recap for Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

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HOLT BUTTE FIRE

Washington State – 20 miles NW of Boardman, Washington

This is a NEW wildfire being reported overnight.  This fire started on private land and burning in brush and timber.  Fire behavior is active and putting structures at risk.  There has been 500 acres burned. There is a 0% containment at the time of this posting.  CTD is $250,000..

NORSE PEAK FIRE

Okanogan – Wenatchee NF – 11 miles West of Cliffdell, Washington

Here is another NEW wildfire being reported this morning. This fire has also burned 500 acres. There is no containment status on this fire yet.  Fire behavior is active, spotting and torching.  Structures are in danger but there is no evacuations at the time of this post.  30 personnel are assigned with 1 crew and 2 helos.  CTD is $25,000..

EAST SADDLE MTN FIRE 

Mid-Columbia National Wildlife Refuge – 10 miles W of Othello, Washington

This wildfire started on the afternoon of August 12th from presumably lightning but that is an unconfirmed cause report.  17,465 acres. 80% contained. There are 146 personnel with 48 engines, 1 helicopter.  2 structures have been lost.  CTD is $332,000..

 

JOLLY MTN FIRE

Okanogan-Wenatchee NF – 13 miles NW of Cle Elum, Washington

The Jolly Mountain Fire is made up of five wildfires burning in a remote part of the forest about 5 miles NE at the North end of Lake Cle Elum.  About 334 acres of timber has been burned.  Fire behavior is minimal. There is a 0% containment status on these wildfires. Approximately 207 personnel are assigned with 3 crews, 12 engines and 3 helos.  CTD is $358,000..

NOISY CREEK FIRE

 Colville National Forest – 6 miles SE of Metaline Falls, Washington

The Noisy Creek Fire behavior this morning is moderate with backing, creeping and single-tree torching.  Structures are being threatened.  There have been 4,000 acres scorched but containment has reached 58%.  There are 229 personnel assigned along with 5 crews, 4 engines and 3 helos.  CTD is $4.7 Million..

 

BRIDGE CREEK FIRE

Colville Agency – BIA – 11 miles NE of Keller

The Bridge Creek Fire started on Thursday, August 10, 2017.  This fire is active with group torching, backing and flanking. 1,150 acres have been consumed.  There is an 18% containment reached.  336 personnel with 6 crews, 13 engines and 1 helo are assigned.  CTD is $2 Million..

HEAD WATER FIRE

25 miles West of Goldendale, Washington

The wildfire located in Goldendale started on Sunday, August 13, 2017. 100 acres have been destroyed.  There is a 40% containment status.  Fire behavior is active with group and single-tree torching. Structures are under threat. There are no evacuations in effect.  123 personnel are assigned along with 2 crews, 13 engines and 3 helos. CTD is $383,000..

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/15/2017 – 0740 Hours PDT

WA ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 15 2017

Post  Summary | There has been a lot of wildfires in the NW area and we will try to glean all incident information as best as we can.  This is the update for Monday, August 14, 2017.

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EAST SADDLE MTN FIRE ** New! **

Mid-Columbia National Wildlife Refuge – 10 miles W of Othello, Washington

This wildfire started on the afternoon of August 12th from presumably lightning but is currently is an unconfirmed fire.

The fire was burning from the top of the mountain running downhill in various spots.

Currently, the fire has scorched about 17,000 acres of brush and grass.  Fire behavior is moderate with a 41% containment status.  There are 160 personnel (with State Mobe resources on-scene) with 1 crew, 39 engines, 2 helicopters. 2 structures have been destroyed. CTD is $186,000..

JOLLY MTN FIRE

Okanogan-Wenatchee NF – 13 miles NW of Cle Elum, Washington

The Jolly Mountain Fire is made up of five wildfires burning in a remote part of the forest about 5 miles NE at the North end of Lake Cle Elum.  About 334 acres of timber has been burned.  Fire behavior is minimal. There is a 0% containment status on these wildfires.  Firefighters having a difficulty accessing these fires and currently there is no resources on them.  About 61 personnel are assigned with 1 crew.  Cause of these wildfires are lightning which started on August 11, 2017. CTD is $500,000..

NOISY CREEK FIRE

 Colville National Forest – 6 miles SE of Metaline Falls, Washington

The Noisy Creek Fire behavior has been reduced from active to moderate with backing, creeping and smoldering. It is burning on the East side of Sullivan Lake. It was reported on July 15, 2017. The cause of this wildfire is lightning.  So far, 4,000 acres have been damaged and there is 58% containment status at this time. 254 personnel are assigned with 5 crews, 7 engines and 3 helos.  CTD is $4.5 Million..

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest – 25 miles N of Winthrop, Washington

The Diamond Creek Fire behavior is active with torching, short-crown runs and short-range spotting.  The fire has destroyed 938 acres that is located in the Pasayten Wilderness and about 5.5 miles South of the Canadian border..

BRIDGE CREEK FIRE

Colville Agency – BIA – 11 miles NE of Keller

The Bridge Creek Fire started on Thursday, August 10, 2017.  This fire is active, backing, creeping and torching. There have been 1118 acres burned but has a 13% containment status.  There are 313 personnel, 6 crews, 14 engines and 1 helicopter. CTD is $1.4 Million..

HEAD WATER FIRE

25 miles West of Goldendale, Washington

The wildfire located in Goldendale started on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from an unconfirmed reports of lightning.  Over 125 acres of timber burned.  Fire behavior is said to be moderate with structures being threatened. 63 personnel are assigned along with 2 crews and 5 engines. CTD is $241,000..

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/14/2017 – 2130 Hours PDT

WA ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 13 2017

Post  Summary | Thank you for reading our post.  Here are updates on previously reported and new fires from overnight. We have missed a few new ones but we’ll get them on our compiled list on Monday. Wishing all of you safe journeys wherever they may take you and remember to be safe out there with fire. Those on the fire line, thank you for what you are doing out there to save lives and property.

Here is our compiled list for Washington wildfires for Sunday, August 13, 2017.

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EAST SADDLE MTN FIRE ** New! **

Mid-Columbia National Wildlife Refuge – 10 miles W of Othello, Washington

The East Saddle Mtn Fire started in the late afternoon on Saturday, August 12, 2017, just outside of Royal City.  We had the opportunity to visit the area about 2 hours after the fire started and with front-row seats to the unfolding fire starting at the top of the hillside running and spotting down below. We will be doing an in-depth coverage of this fire in a separate post with photos, etc.  According to sources, the ICP moved to Othello in Adams County. Overnight, the fire has destroyed over 10,000 acres and had a zero containment status. State mobe was approved late last night where mutual aid was seen from Grant County Fire District 5 and other surrounding districts, fire departments pouring into the area.  Prior to State Mobe approval/resources inbound, there were 19 personnel , 4 Engines, 1 helicopter and a VLAT dropping water and retardant.

JOLLY MTN FIRE ** New! **

The Jolly Mountain Fire is located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee NF, about 13 miles NW of Cle Elum, Washington.  We passed the ICP where it was located at one of the town’s schools.  They were not putting firefighters into the field due to being too dangerous for them, so it has been a wait-and-see for these Fire folks.  According to sources, fire fuels include timber.  Active fire behavior, torching and spotting is occurring. 600 acres and growing. There is a 0% containment status. 25 personnel are assigned with one crew. $500,000 CTD so far.

NOISY CREEK FIRE

 Colville National Forest – 6 miles SE of Metaline Falls, Washington

The Noisy Creek Fire’s behavior is still being reported as active with backing, flanking, group torching.  Structures are still are under threat. About 3,870 acres have been scorched but there has been a 41% containment status reached. 308 personnel with 6 crews, 10 engines and 3 helicopters are on-scene.  CTD is $3.9 Million.

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest – 25 miles N of Winthrop, Washington

The Diamond Creek wildfire’s fire behavior on this Saturday is extremely active with uphill runs and long-range spotting.  23,650 acres have been destroyed and fire crews have successfully a 5% containment around the fire.  149 personnel are assigned along with 3 crews, 5 engines and 4 helicopters. CTD is $2.9 Million.

BRIDGE CREEK FIRE

Colville Agency – BIA – 11 miles NE of Keller

The Bridge Creek Fire started on Thursday which has burned up to 1,000 acres and with a 0% containment status.  There are 153 personnel attached to this incident with 2 crews, 2 engines and 1 helo.  Fire behavior is active with uphill runs, short-range spotting and torching.  CTD is $850,000.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/13/2017 2200 Hours PDT