Fall U.S. Wildfires

There are still wildfires burning in the United States while the season has changed over to Fall. Here is a recap that is still burning and where.

This is a Sit Rep for Monday, November 16, 2020.

AUGUST COMPLEX. Mendocino NF. 891,705 acres. 100% contained. 466 total personnel. 6 crews, 11 engines and 3 helicopters. 552 structures lost. $166.1 Million CTD.

BELL FIRE. Stanilaus NF. Summit Ranger District in the Emigrant Wilderness. Start 7/28/2020. Lightning. 3 total personnel. 50 acres. 50% contained.

Some snags & large woody debris can burn & smolder for multiple days.
Credit | USFS

BRYAN MTN FIRE. Nez Perce-Clearwater NF, ID. Being managed with a strategy other than full suppression without a Type 1 or 2 IMT assigned. 1,000 acres. 100% contained. $25,000 CTD.

BUCK FIRE. Boise NF, ID. 19,674 acres. 100% containment. Being managed with a strategy other than full suppression without a Type 1 or 2 IMT assigned. $5.4 Million CTD.

CALWOOD FIRE. Arapaho and Roosevel NF. Pawnee National Grassland, CO. Timber. Total 12 personnel. 10,106 acres. 100% contained.

CAMERON PEAK. Arapao and Roosevelt NF, Pawnee national Grassland. 15 miles SW of Redfeather Lakes, CO. Timber. Minimal fire bevavior with smoldering. 208,913 acres. 92% contained. 447 total personnel. 6 crews, 12 engines and 3 helos. 458 structures lost. $125.4 Million CTD.

CANNON CREEK FIRE. KY DOF. 1 mile W of Ferndale, KY. Timber, slash and hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. 1 person assigned to the current incident. $2,000 CTD.

CARMAGO FIRE. 151 acres. 100% contained. 2 engines. $28,000 CTD.

CREEK FIRE. Sierra NF, CA. 379,895 acres. 78% contained. Started 9/4/2020. Unknown ignition, under investigation. 335 total personnel. Fire behavior minimal.

EAST FORK FIRE. Ashley NF, UT. 89,765 acres. 70% contained. 21 total personnel. 3 engines. 11 structures lost. Being managed with a strategy other than full suppression without a Type 1 or 2 IMT assigned. $23.5 Million CTD.

EAST TROUBLESOME FIRE. Medicine Bow-Routt NF, Thunder Basin National Grassland. 17 miles NE of Kremmling, CO. Timber and grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. 193,812 acres. 60% contained. 52 total personnel along with 1 crew, 1 engine. 580 structures lost. $15.2 Million CTD.

LESLIE GULCH FIRE. Vale District. 15 miles NW of Jordan Valley, OR. Brush and grass. 5,147 acres. 99% contained. 32 total personnel. 6 engines. $150,000 CTD.

MIDDLE FORK FIRE. Medicine-Bow NF, Thunder Basin National Grassland. 10 miles N of Steamboat Springs, CO. Timber, Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. 20,517 acres. 80% contained. $7.9 Million CTD.

NORTH COMPLEX. Plumas NF. 1 mile SW of Crescent Mills, CA. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior. 318,935 acres. 96% contained. 109 total personnel with 1 crew, 1 engine. 2,352 structures lost. $111.5 Million CTD.

PILGRIM CREEK 1 FIRE. Bridger-Teton NF, WY. 498 acres. 85% contained. 1 person assigned. Being managed with a strategy other than full suppression without a Type 1 or 2 IMT assigned. $65,000 CTD.

PRAIRIE DOG FIRE. Norton County, KS. 2,100 acres. 100% contained. 19 engines. $56,000 CTD.

RED SALMON COMPLEX. Six Rivers NF. 14 miles NE of Willow Creek, CA. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. 144,698 acres. 80% contained. 43 total personnel with 1 crew and 1 engine. 0 structures lost. $115 Million CTD.

ROCKY ROAD FIRE. Cherokee Nation Tribe. BIA. 1 mile N of Bull Hollow, OK. Hardwood litter. Active fire behavior. Reported as a new incident in the last 24 hours. Structures threatened. 205 acres. 40% contained. 3 engines. $20,000 CTD.

SEVEN PINES FIRE. PA DOFFP. Seven Pines Mtn. W of Cresco, PA. Timber and chaparral. Minimal fire behavior. 800 acres. 100% contained. 6 total personnel. $40,000 CTD.

SLATER FIRE. Klamath NF. 5 miles NE of Happy Camp, Ca. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. 157,270 acres. 95% contained. 22 total personnel. 1 crew. 440 structures lost. $57.9 Million CTD.

SPIRIT CREEK FIRE. Dixie NF. 13 miles N of St. George, UT. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Reported in the last 24 hours. 125 acres. 60% contained, 4 total personnel. $55,000 CTD.

SQF COMPLEX. Sequoia NF, CA. 25 miles N of Kernville, CA. Lightning-caused. 58 total personnel. 174,178 acres. 83% contained.

THOMPSON RUN FIRE. Osage Agency. BIA. 7 miles W of Hominy, OK. Hardwood litter and tall grass. Moderate fire. Reported in the last 24 hours as a new incident. Structures threatened. 801 acres. 95% containment. 6 personnel. 1 engine. $5,000 CTD.

TRAP FIRE. Sawtooth NF, ID. 2,523 acres. 100% contained. Being managed with a strategy other than full suppression without a Type 1 or 2 IMT assigned. $2.1 Million CTD.

WILLIAM FIRE. Northwest Area, UT DOF. 5,832 acres. 100% contained. 1 person assigned. $6.4 Million CTD.

WILLIAMS FIRE. Araphao and Roosevelt NF, Pawnee National Grassland. 15 miles SW of Fraser, CO. Timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. 14,833 acres. 99% contained. $26.2 Million CTD.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 11/16/2020 1140 PT

WA WILDFIRE | BADGER CANYON FIRE | BENTON CO | 3 | FINAL

BADGER CANYON FIRE

UPDATE 3 | FINAL

Photo Credit | Richard Olson (used with written permission)

Fire caused by individuals target shooting then fleeing the scene after the fire started. The BCSO office is investigating. A tip line has been set-up. BCSO non-emergency line #509-628-0333. Case #BCSO #20-11999.

UPDATE 2

7/24/2020 2300 PT | 250 acres unknown containment status. Fire burned both sides of Badger Canyon Road on both 99 and 95 Private Roads. No structure were damaged or destroyed.

UPDATE 1

7/24/2020 2100 PT

A wildfire is burning on Badger Canyon Road x 99 Private Road, southwest of Benton County; west of Kennewick and south of Wenatchee.

Fire started on July 24, 2020, around 1730 PT. Cause is said to be target shooting near homes in the area.

Resources en route or on-scene represent the following Fire Departments :  Benton County FPD2, BCFPD4 (3 wildland engines and Duty Chief), Franklin County FD3, FCFD5, Kennewick FD, Pasco FD, Richland Fire and Emergency Services and West Benton Fire Rescue.

80 acres and growing.  Fire fuels include grass and brush. Area closures due to traffic control by local enforcement.  Structure protection around homes are in effect.  South end of the fire has been contained.

FIRE HISTORY

BADGER CANYON has had its share of wildfire incidents under this command name . Over the years, here are some of the incidents that have occurred.

Do you notice a pattern of when wildfires are happening in this area? We do.  They seem to be mostly occurring in July each year. Must be just a coincidence.

7/21/2018 | Fire above Badger Canyon.

10/17/2017 | Badger Canyon Fire possibly started by a residential burn that was not fully put out.  Fire off of Dallas Road and Badger Canyon.

7/6/2014 | Brush fire in Badger Canyon closes WB at Dallas Road, near Benton City.  Fire burns 500 acres.  Started by ATVs.

Photo Credit | Franklin Co. Fire District #3

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7/23/2013 | 2-acre fire on Badger Canyon and Dallas Roads.

7/4/2013 | Brush fire along Webber Canyon Road in Badger Canyon near Benton City. Cause was undetermined.

6/11/2013 | Fire threatens home near Badger Canyon. Brush fire that has become wind-driven. Homes are threatened. Evacuatons were in effect.  A Red Cross shelter is set-up at the Highlands Middle School in Kennewick.  Fire burned 9 square miles.

7/24/2012 | Brush fire in Badger Canyon. Power outage in local areas.

6/29/2012 | National cover fire in Badger Canyon. Fire Danger is high and no burning is allowed.

Photo Credit | BCFD #1

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4/23/2012 | Natural cover fire on Badger Canyon Road and Cellars.

8/26/2010 | Brush fire called the Badger Canyon Fire is burning on Badger Road in Badger Canyon. This is near the Dallas Road exit.

7/22/2010 | Brush fire in Badger Canyon. Named the Badger Canyon fire near Dallas Road is contained after burning 80 acres.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog | 2 | 0000 PT – 7/25/2020 1200 PT

 

WA WILDFIRE | BADGER CANYON FIRE | BENTON CO | 2

BADGER CANYON FIRE

Photo Credit | Benton County Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE 2

7/24/2020 2300 PT

250 acres with an unknown containment status.

The fire is said to have burned both sides of of Badger Canyon road on both 99 and 95. No structures were damaged or destroyed.

Fire caused by an unknown number of individuals shooting targets.  They were last seen leaving the area shortly after the fire started.  The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for tips, photos or information by calling their non-emergency number at 509.628.0333. Reference BCSO #20-11999.

Badger Canyon will be closed until midnight tonight but expected to open soon thereafter as fire resources are still on-scene mopping up.

Photo Credit | Richard Olson (Facebook) – used with written permission

No description available.

BADGER CANYON has had its share of wildfire incidents under this command name . Over the years, here are some of the incidents that have occurred.

Do you notice a pattern of when wildfires are happening in this area? We do.  They seem to be mostly occurring in July each year. Must be just a coincidence.

7/21/2018 | Fire above Badger Canyon.

10/17/2017 | Badger Canyon Fire possibly started by a residential burn that was not fully put out.  Fire off of Dallas Road and Badger Canyon.

7/6/2014 | Brush fire in Badger Canyon closes WB at Dallas Road, near Benton City.  Fire burns 500 acres.  Started by ATVs.

Photo Credit | Franklin Co. Fire District #3

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7/23/2013 | 2-acre fire on Badger Canyon and Dallas Roads.

7/4/2013 | Brush fire along Webber Canyon Road in Badger Canyon near Benton City. Cause was undetermined.

6/11/2013 | Fire threatens home near Badger Canyon. Brush fire that has become wind-driven. Homes are threatened. Evacuatons were in effect.  A Red Cross shelter is set-up at the Highlands Middle School in Kennewick.  Fire burned 9 square miles.

7/24/2012 | Brush fire in Badger Canyon. Power outage in local areas.

6/29/2012 | National cover fire in Badger Canyon. Fire Danger is high and no burning is allowed.

Photo Credit | BCFD #1

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4/23/2012 | Natural cover fire on Badger Canyon Road and Cellars.

8/26/2010 | Brush fire called the Badger Canyon Fire is burning on Badger Road in Badger Canyon. This is near the Dallas Road exit.

7/22/2010 | Brush fire in Badger Canyon. Named the Badger Canyon fire near Dallas Road is contained after burning 80 acres.

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UPDATE 1

7/24/2020 2100 PT

A wildfire is burning on Badger Canyon Road x 99 Private Road, southwest of Benton County; west of Kennewick and south of Wenatchee.

Fire started on July 24, 2020, around 1730 PT. Cause is said to be target shooting near homes in the area.

Resources en route or on-scene represent the following Fire Departments :  Benton County FPD2, BCFPD4 (3 wildland engines and Duty Chief), Franklin County FD3, FCFD5, Kennewick FD, Pasco FD, Richland Fire and Emergency Services and West Benton Fire Rescue.

80 acres and growing.  Fire fuels include grass and brush. Area closures due to traffic control by local enforcement.  Structure protection around homes are in effect.  South end of the fire has been contained.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog | 2 | 0000 PT – 7/24/2020

 

WA WILDFIRE | BADGER CANYON FIRE | BENTON CO | 1

BADGER CANYON FIRE

UPDATE 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Badger Canyon Road and 99 Private Road. Southwest Benton County, west of Kennewick and in south of Wenatchee.

“Fire is south of West Richland in Badger Canyon. We are not ordering evacuations in the City at this time and do not believe the fire will be a threat to us.” – Benton Co. FD #4

CAUSE

Fire started from target shooting near homes on Wednesday, July 24, 2020.

Photo Credit | Franklin Co District #3 | Badger Canyon Fire on 7/6/2014

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RESOURCES

Dispatched 1755 PT. DIV-602, E841 on-scene

  • Benton County FPD2
  • BCFPD4 (3 wildland engines and Duty Chief)
  • Franklin County FD3
  • FCFD5
  • Kennewick FD
  • Pasco FD
  • Richland Fire and Emergency Services
  • West Benton Fire Rescue

CURRENT STATUS

  • 80 acres and growing. Grass and brush.
  • Area closures due to traffic control under local Law Enforcement.
  • There is a north-south dozer line in the Canyon.
  • Structure protection in effect due to threats to homes.
  • South end of the fire has been contained.
  • Fire is south of PR 99.
  • Crews have been able to hold the fire.

“Losing light this evening. Structure protection to remain in place. To mop-up up to 100-feet of the structures.” – Badger Canyon IC

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog | 1 | 7-24-2020 2100 PT

 

The Wildfire Log | 8-5-2019 | Monday

WASHINGTON STATE | Here is the Sit Rep (recap) of wildfires in our State on Monday, August 5, 2019.

POPEYES CORNER | 1413 hours

A fire broke out on 116th in Marysville in Snohomish County sending out fire resources to the area at 1413 hours.  0.8 acres of grass, brush and timber were destroyed.

It is in a patrol status.

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FRUITLAND FIRE | 1537 hours

This wildfire is located on Lantzy Road in Stevens County that started today from an unknown cause. Resources include IC NC 7307 @ 1658 hours PDT.  Others are C101, TE11, E552 E5564 NC 7306 NC 7307.  They had arrived on-scene prior to the IC at 1545 hours.  There has been 0.5 acres of grass, brush, timber, logs and duff.

This is an open incident.

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HAVILLAH ROAD FIRE | 1513 hours

The Havillah Road Fire is located on the same name it is named after.  Fire resources and assets were dispatched at 1513 hours for a small burning wildfire held to only 0.01 acre of grass.  IC 7106 arrived at 1546 hours.

This fire is in patrol status.  All resources have been released.

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MOUNTAIN MEADOWS FIRE | 1348 hours

Fire resources and assets were dispatched to Pend Oreille County, where a wildfire aws burning on Deeter Road at 1348 hours.  Resources deployed were:  AR 25, 442, 445, 451 and 63. FL 34, HTs 42 and 44 and INVF Kaino. IC is OH Bortner.  About 0.8 acre of grass, brush, reproduction and timber have been destroyed.

This is an open  incident.

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LOGANBERRY FIRE | 1101 hours

At 1101 hours this morning, fire resources were dispatched to a small wildfire burning in Thurston County’s Rochester.  Quickly crews have held the fire back to 0.1 acres of consumed grass.

It is in patrol status. Resources released.

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KENNYDELL FIRE  | 0849 hours

A small fire ignited in at 6745  Fairview Rd SW in Olympia, the location of a 40-acre park that features 1,000 ft of freshwater beach as well as trails, athletic fields and a swimming pool.  Fire resources responded to a wildfire in the area and containing it to a 0.1 acres of brush and light timber.  Dispatch time was at 0849 hours.

Contained & under control at 1110 hours.  In Patrol status.

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ON-GOING INCIDENTS

DEVORE CREEK FIRE  | Started 7/26/2019

The Devore Creek Fire ignited from lightning at 0000 hours on July 23, 2019, and reported on July 26, 2019.  This is a long burning wildfire.  It is located about 3 air miles SW of Stehekin, burning above an elevation of 8,000 feet in heavy timber.

Image may contain: sky, mountain, cloud, grass, outdoor and nature

Credit | Oscar Vargas, USDA FS

About 189 acres have burned and there is still a 0% containment status.  There are 83 fire personnel along with 2 crews and 3 helicopters.  There is a NIMO (Phoenix) is managing this incident.

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ESQUATZEL FIRE | Started 8/4/2019

The Esquatzel Fire is located about 2 miles NE of Eltopia and was started on August 4, 2019.  The cause is unknown at this time.  500 acres of grass have been burned and crews have a 40% containment status.  There is a minimal fire behavior and the fire has been dozer lined. Fire Managers do not expect any growth from this fire.

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KUSSHI CREEK FIRE | Started 7/24/2019

The Kusshi Creek Fire started on July 24, 2019, from lightning.  The fire is located about 37 miles south of Yakima.  There has been 953 acres of timber with a 90% containment status.  Currently, fire behavior is minimal.

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LEFT HAND FIRE  | Started 7/23/2019

The Left Hand Fire started from lightning at 0000 on July 23, 2019, and is located about 17 miles NW of Naches in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest that was one of many wildfires ignited by lightning on this date from a passing thunderstorm.  The fire has destroyed 3406 acres of timber and crews have successfully reached an 92% containment status.  It is still burning but now has a minimal fire behavior that is both creeping and smoldering.

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WILLIAMS FLATS FIRE  | Started 7/23/2019

This wildfire is located 5 miles SE of Keller on the Colville Indian Reservation.  Active fire behavior.  The fire has now destroyed 13,497 acres of timber, brush and old logging slash and still has a 20% containment status.

The Structure Protecion Group successfully burned out around the buildings at the Goat Ranch aka Hellsgate Ranch prior to the Williams Flats Fire burning into the area.

Credit | Colville Agency – BIA

There are currently 20 homes and 20 other minor structures being threatened.  Approximately, 542  fire personnel along with overhead and support staffing are assigned to this incident, along with 11 crews, 7 helicopters and 16 engines.

Fire behavior is moderate with group torching, flanking and torching.  It is currently moving east and has crossed over Brody Creek Road and Redford Canyon.   Personnel are being challenged by steep slopes, limited access and primitive road conditions, which have slowed them down with their containment efforts.

Fire Management is in Unified Command with Colville Agency and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). NW Team 8 is the IMT which is in Command of this wildfire incident on Saturday at 1800 hours.

ICP is located at the Keller Community Center. The Helibase is located at the Wilbur Airport.

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(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/5/2019 @ 2045 hours PDT

The Wildfire Log | 8-4-2019

WASHINGTON STATE | Here is the Sit Rep (recap) of wildfires in our State on Sunday, as of the time this was posted.

BLACKBERRY FARM FIRE | 1758 hours

Resources include:  IC Goodwin and Engines 5466 and 5544 were dispatched this evening at 1758 hours to SR 9 in Arlington (Snohomish County).  The fire has destroyed 0.5 acres of brush and timber and has an unknown containment status.

This is an open Incident.

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Credit | NWFB (Stock Photo)

ESQUATZEL FIRE | 1550 hours

The Esquatzel Fire is located on Highway 395 in Franklin County.   Resources include:  IC C-6695 along with Crew-6201, DIV-602, E6696 (BLM).The fire has scorched 500 acres.  Containment status is unknown.

This is an open Incident.

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CATLIN CANYON FIRE | 1522 hours

The Catlin Canyon Fire was located in Catlin Canyon area in Kittitas County.  Resources included:  IC Hilleman as of 1724 hours, along with SE-461, 463 and 468, which were dispatched at 1522 hours.   There was 0.76 acres of grass and brush destroyed.

Contained at 1724 hours. Controlled at 1744 hours.

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FISH FLATS FIRE | 1411 hours

A wildfire broke out today, prompting resources being dispatched through the Central WA Interagency Communications Center today at 1411 hours.  It was located in Fish Flats in Yakima County.  Resources included:  Clark (IC) along with Engines 311, 382 and SE-539.  About 0.72 acres of grass, timber and snags were consumed.

This is an open Incident.

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UPPER GRANITE FIRE | 1303 hours

Fire broke out in Pend Oreille County’s Harvey Creek, sending dispatched personnel and equipment at 1303 hours.   Resources include:  AR441, 449, 450, 61,  Engines 31 (IC), 32 and HT 44 were on-scene at 1452 hours.   0.3 acres of timber, snags, logs and duff were burned.

This is an open Incident.

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BOAT LAUNCH FIRE | 1300 hours

A wildfire ignited on Rimrock Penninsula in Yakima County earlier this afternoon sending resources and equipment to the area at 1300 hours.  0.1 acre of logs were consumed.

Controlled, contained and out at 1332 hours.

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VINYARD 22 FIRE  | 1247 hours

Fire resources were dispatched at 1247 hours to I Road in Grant County for a wildfire.  About 3 acres of grass and brush have been destroyed.

This is an open Incident.

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GOLD BACK TRAIL FIRE | 1135 hours, 0619 hours

This wildfire is located in Dishman HIlls in Spokane County.  Resources included AR 63 (IC) along with HTs 41 and 43 were dispatched at 0619 hours to the incident.  .01 acres of grass and brush burned.

Contained at 1000 hours. Controlled at 1800 hours. In Patrol Status.

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ON-GOING INCIDENTS

WILLIAMS FLATS FIRE 

This wildfire is located 5 miles SE of Keller on the Colville Indian Reservation.  Active fire behavior.  The fire has consumed 10,438 acres of timber, brush and old logging slash and still has a 0% containment status.

Williams Flats Fire on the afternoon of 8-3-2019

Credit | Colville Agency – BIA

LUNDSTROM BUTTE FIRE | New wildfire

The Lundstrom Butte  Fire is a new wildfire that is located within the Williams Flats Fire perimeter.  Currently, it has burned 6 acres and has a  0% containment status.

Fire Management is in Unified Command with Colville Agency and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). NW Team 8 is the IMT which is in Command of this wildfire incident on Saturday at 1800 hours.

ICP is located at the Keller Community Center. The Helibase is located at the Wilbur Airport.

Resources include:

  • 266 personnel
  • 2 – Type 1 hand crews
  • 1 Type 2 IA hand crews
  • 4 Type 2 hand crews
  • 5 Heavy copters
  • 2 Medium copters
  • 5 Engines
  • 5 Dozers
  • 5 Water Tenders

Additional types of resources listed above are on order and continue to arrive throughout each morning, day and evening.

Level 2 evacuations are in effect for one home.  More assessments will be conducted by the structure group and continue to monitor the area. Multiple road closures are in place to the public including Kuehne, Frielander, Canteen Creek and Refrigerator Canyon  Roads.

Total Cost-to-Date fire suppression and containment costs for both wildfires have reached $350,000.

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DEVORE CREEK FIRE 

The Devore Creek Fire ignited from lightning at 0000 hours on July 23, 2019, and reported on July 26, 2019.  This is a long burning wildfire.  It is located about 3 air miles SW of Stehekin, burning above an elevation of 8,000 feet in heavy timber.  A hotshot crew arrived by boat today to reopen a community protection line built in 2015 on the southwestern edge of the community of Stehekin.

Image may contain: sky, mountain, cloud, grass, outdoor and nature

Credit | Oscar Vargas, USDA FS

The fire has destroyed about 189 acres of heavy timber and appears to have a remaining 0% containment status. There are 83 fire personnel assigned along with 2 crews and 3 helicopters.    The lead Fire Agency is the USDA  Forest Service. The fire is still burning but Fire Managers report that the fire behavior is minimal with creeping, smoldering and single-tree torching.  Today, the fire has reached a total of $569,000 cost-to-date.

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LEFT HAND FIRE 

The Left Hand Fire started from lightning at 0000 on July 23, 2019, and is located about 17 miles NW of Naches in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest that was one of many wildfires ignited by lightning on this date from a passing thunderstorm.  The fire has destroyed 3,459 acres of timber and crews have successfully reached an 85% containment status.  It is still burning but now has a minimal fire behavior that is both creeping and smoldering.

Photo from Tuesday, July 30 depicting a variety of burn intensity in a patchwork pattern in most places. Ranging from pockets of crown fire to less severe underburn fire.

SW Flank of fire. Credit | OWNF

There is currently 598 total fire personnel attached to this incident along with 15 crews, 23 engines and 8 helicopters.

There are still 197 homes and 50 other structures that are still under direct threat. Evacuation levels have been reduced to a Level 1/Get Ready order along SR 410.  Suppression and containment costs-to-date have reach an all-time high of $7.6 Million Dollars.

This is an open Incident.

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The Wildfire Log | 8-3-2019

WASHINGTON STATE | It was a busy day for fire resources on Saturday.  Here is a recap of the fire activities that happened over the weekend.

No photo description available.

Credit | NWFB (Stock Photo)

APPLEWAY DISHMAN FIRE | 0133 hours

Located in the Dishman Hills Natural area in Spokane County. Crews were dispatched at 0133 hours PDT and arrived o/s quickly. They were able to contain and control the fire 0430 hours. Grass, brush and light timber were the fire fuels.  Fire limited to 0.1 acre.

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WILLIAMS FLATS FIRE | 0323  hours (by BIA)

This wildfire is located 5 miles SE of Keller on the Colville Indian Reservation.

Fire behavior is reported as extreme with wind-driven runs, short crown runs and short-range spotting.  The cause has been determined to be sparked by lightning.

About 8,200 acres have been destroyed and a 0% containment status remains.

Image may contain: cloud, sky, mountain, outdoor and nature

Credit | Brenda Clemenson Nee 

Fire Management is in Unified Command with Colville Agency and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

NW Team 8 is the IMT which is in Command of this wildfire incident.

Resources include 2 Type 1 crews (Hot Shots), 2 20-person crews, 2 12-person crews, 3 Dozers, 12 Type 6 Engines, 5 Tenders, 1 Air Attack, 3 Fire Bosses, 3 Type 1 Tanker, 1 Type 1 Rotor and 1 Lead Plane. 132 personnel are the fire line.

No structures have been reported as damaged or lost but there is one structure and cultural resources that are being threatened.

The Cost-to-Date for fire suppression and costs have reached $150,000.

This is an active Incident.

Colville Tribal Natural Resource Police Officers are asking boaters to stay clear of firefighting efforts at the Lake Roosevelt Recreational area.

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DEVORE CREEK FIRE | 1200 hours on 7-23-2019

The Devorce Creek Fire is a long burning wildfire which started on July 23, 2019, from a lightning strike.  It is located about 3 air miles SW of Stehekin.

Image may contain: cloud, sky, mountain, grass, outdoor and nature

Credit | USFS – OKNF

The fire has destroyed about 180 acres of heavy timber and appears to have a remaining 0% containment status.

There are 85 fire personnel assigned along with 2 crews and 3 helicopters.  The lead Fire Agency is the USDA  Forest Service.

On July 28th, there were approximately 45 personnel on-scene and the cost-to-date had been raised to $200,000 for cost-to-date expenses for firefighting suppression and containment costs.  It was stated by USFS on containment completion as no estimate known at this time.

The fire is still burning but Fire Managers report that the fire behavior is minimal with creeping, smoldering and single-tree torching.

Today, the fire has reached a total of $346,000 cost-to-date.

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LEFT HAND FIRE | 1200 on 7-23-2019

The Left Hand Fire is burning about 17 miles NW of Naches in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest that was one of many wildfires ignited by lightning on July 23, 2019.

The fire has destroyed 3,459 acres of timber and crews have successfully reached a 70% containment status.  It is still burning but now has a minimal fire behavior that is both creeping and smoldering.

There is currently 598 total fire personnel attached to this incident along with 15 crews, 8 helicopters and 23 engines.

There are still 197 homes and 50 other structures under direct threat. Evacuation levels have been reduced to a Level 1/Get Ready order along SR 410.

Suppression and containment costs-to-date have reach an all-time high of $7.4 Million Dollars.

No photo description available.

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HIGH TENSION FIRE | 1233 hours

The High Tension Fire was located on Highway 24 in Benton County. Fire crews were dispatched through the CWC Dispatch Center at 1233 hours.  Fire fuels included grass and brush.  The fire was contained to 5 acres at 1815 hours.

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CAP SANTE FIRE | 1344 hours

The Cap Sante Fire was located at the CAP Sante Lookout in Anacortes (Skagit County) which prompted resources to be dispatched at 1344 hours via the Northwest Dispatch Center.  The IC assigned was Schmitz along with additional unknown resources. The fire was limited to 0.25 acres of grass and brush being destroyed.  The fire is now in patrol status as of 2000 hours.

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BREA BURN FIRE  | 1604 hours

The fire was located on Brea Burn Road in Chelan County. Crews would be dispatched from the Central Washington Communications Center at 1604 hours which included IC Inglking, BATT-71, E 672 and SE 139.  Fire was brought under control and contained at 1733 hours. It was limited to 0.1 acre of brush scorched.

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HUCKLEBERRY MOUNTAIN FIRE | 1754 hours

Located in Pend Oreille County. Big Meadow Lake. Dispatched at 1754 hours PDT. Brush, light timber and duff were fire fuels. E31 was IC. 0.1 acre. Fire has been contained and is in patrol status.

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Mendocino Complex | California

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

Credit – Mendocino NF

UPDATE 1 – AUGUST 11 2018 – 1100 HOURS PDT

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

Credit: Mendocino NF

RANCH FIRE

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

Mutual Global Partners on the fire. Credit: Mendocino NF

RIVER FIRE

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

Credit: Mendocino NF

MENDOCINO COMPLEX TOTALS

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

Heat map. Courtesy: Inciweb

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

Credit: Mendocino NF

Credit: Mendocino NF

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

Credit : Mendocino NF

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

Credit: Mendocino NF

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

FISHER 231 FIRE | WASHINGTON| NEWLY REPORTED

WASHINGTON STATE

UPDATE 1 – 8/1/2018 – 1500 HOURS PDT – A wildfire ignited on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, and fire assets were deployed on 1729 hours PDT with multiple resources, along with two fire bosses on order.

The fire is burning about nine miles north of Reardan in Lincoln County, Washington State.

Around 1750 hours, the fire behavior had increased to torching and running. burning about 20-25 acres.

Level 3 evacuations were in effect for those around the Moore Road and 231.

At 1809 hours, a heavy air tanker was inbound.

#Fisher231Fire  #WAwildfires2018

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WA STATE FIRE | HARSTINE FIRE | NEWLY REPORTED

WASHINGTON STATE

UPDATE 1 – AUGUST 1 , 2018 – 1445 HOURS PDT – A wildfire was reported on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, with two helicopters en route to the fire line at 1852 hours PDT.

The fire has burned approximately 19 acres and crews have successfully reached a 60% containment status.

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