WA WILDFIRE ACTIVITY | JULY 28, 2018

WASHINGTON STATE

We are all too familiar with fire images plastered all over our televisions, through digital communications  and in print.  Those who may have not seen these vivid photos visually, most we have spoken to have in some sort of way been impacted by word-of-mouth or indirectly or directly touched by wildfires here in Washington State.

Though there are so many wildfires, we are going to try to give you a picture of current and past Wildfires incidents in a single post.  For larger incidents, we will continue to post them separately.

Here is a recap for all fires for Saturday, July 28, 2018.

WASHINGTON STATE WILDFIRES BY COUNTY AND DISPATCH TIME

BENTON COUNTY

Benton County is located in the south-central portion of the State.  It is about 1,760 square miles with Kennewick as its largest City and Prosser as its County seat. The County is the venue to Columbia and Yakima Rivers.  Mountains and ridges include Horse Heaven Hills, Rattlesnake Hills, Badger Mountain, Candy Mountain and Red Mountain. 

North of this County is Grant County; Franklin County is northeast; Walla Walla County to the east; to the southwest are Klickitat County, Umatilla and Morrow Counties in Oregon.

Communities include Benton City, Kennewick, Richland and West Richland, as well as unincoporated communities which include Badger, Gibbon, North Prosser and Susie.

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1234.  #GNCFire.  Hwy 24, mile post 33.  T12N R24E S4. Grass.  Thompson IC. 0.5 acre.  Contained/controlled at 1449 PDT.  Central WA Interagency Comm Center.

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CHELAN COUNTY

Chelan County is approximately 2,994 square miles with 2,921 of land and only 73 square miles water.  Its largest city and county seat is Wenatchee.  The County has many well-defined features such as the Cascade Mountains, Chelan Mountains, Chiwaukum Mountains, Columbia Rivers, Entiat Mountains, Lake Wenatchee, Wenatchee River and the Columbia River.

It is host to the iconic and beautiful 55-mile long Lake Chelan which has a depth to 1,486 feet!

In 2017, the population was at 76,533 residents.

Nearby counties include to the northeast Okanogan County; Douglas County to the east; Kittitas County to the south; King County to the southwest; Snohomish County to the west and Skagit County to the northwest.

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1921. #CougarCreekFire. Cougar Creek. Unknown acreage.  T27 R18 S11. Central WA Interagency Comm Center.

1545. #WindyFire.  Trout Creek. 0.25 acres. T24N R16E S18.  Brush.  Dufurrena IC as of 1700 PDT. Central WA Interagency Comm Center.

1013.  #RockIslandFire.  Rock Island. T24 R15 S1. Single pine fire fuels.  0.1 acre. Contained/controlled 1230 hours. Patrol 7 IC.   Central WA Interagency Comm Center.

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KITTITAS COUNTY

Kittitas County is about 2,333 square miles with 2,297 of that being land and 36 square miles is water.  The highest point in the County is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.

Its geographic features include the Cascade Mountains, Yakima River, Manastash Ridge and the Wenatchee Mountains.

There are currently 46,205 residents (as of 2017) that call this County home.  The largest City in the county is Ellensburg, home to many farms, logging and livestock raising.

Nearby counties include Chelan County to the north; Douglas County to the northeast; Grant County to the east; Yakima County to the south; Pierce County to the west and King County to the northwest.

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1507.  #HundleyFire.  Hundley Road. T20 R14 S26.  1 acre.  Contained/controlled at 1730 PDT.

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LINCOLN COUNTY

Lincoln County is considered the 5th least populated County in the State with its County Seat as Davenport.  The county is host to 2,339 total square miles with 2,310 of that land and 29 square miles of water. 

The County had a population of only 10,579 in 2017.

Nearby Counties include Ferry County to the north; Stevens County to the northeast; Spokane County to the east; Whitman County to the southeast; Adams County to the south; Grant County to the west and Oknogan County to the northwest.

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1247.  #OdessaFire.  Odessa.  2 acres.  Grass and brush.  E653 (IC).  NE WA Interagency Comm Center.

1124. #KickFire. Crystal Springs Road.  .01 acres. Grass, light timber.  WFS agency.  NE WA Interagency Comm Center.

0934. #RoadXFire.  Road X.  36.6 acres. Grass and brush.  C6201 (IC).  Resources on-scene at 1343 PDT.  NE WA Interagency Comm Center.

0934. #IrbyFire.  Irby.  0.7 acres.  Grass.  Helitack Roggenkamp (IC).  In patrol status.  NE WA Interagency Comm Center.

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MASON COUNTY

Mason County has a total of 1,051 square miles that include 959 of land and 92 of water. It has a population of 63,710 residents as of 2017.  Its largest city and County seat is Shelton.

It is home to Brown  Cove, Case Inlet, Harstine Island, Hood Canal, Lake Cushman, Mason Lake, Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound and the Totten Inlet.

1431.  #BoundaryCutoffFire.  West Boundary Road.  0.1 acres.  In patrol status.  South Puget Sound Dispatch.

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OKANOGAN COUNTY

The Okanogan County is located along the Canada-US Border according to Wikipedia, which states is occupied by 41,742 residents and has a total 5,315 total square mile area.  This includes 5,268 of land and only 47 square miles of water.

The infamous Cascade Mountains, Columbia River, Okanogan River and Beaner Lake occupy portions inside this County.  National protected areas include the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, Nez Perce National Historical Park, Okanogan National Forest and the Pasayten Wilderness.

This County was the venue where the Carlton Complex fire over 250,00 acres in July of 2014.  It destroyed over 300 homes including 100 in and around Pateros.

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1939.   #CutthroatLake.  Cutthroat Lake.  Unknown acreage. T35 R18 S7. Fuels-41 dispatched.  Central WA Interagency Comm Center.

1807.  #BlackRidge2Fire.  War Creek. T33 R19S20. Timber, snags and logs. IC assigned. .25 acres. Central WA Interagency Comm Center.

1644.  #CherokeeFire.  Omak. 0.1 acre.  Contained at 1845 hours. Colville Agency MT Tolman Dispatch Center.

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PEND ORIELLE COUNTY

This County is located in the northeastern portion of Washington State along the Canada-US Border.  Its largest City and County seat is Newport.  The total square miles is 1,425 square miles that includes 1,400 of land and 25 as water.  

The County is home to 13,354 residents as of 2017.

Nearby Counties include to the east Boundary County, Idaho; Spokane County is to the south; Stevens County to the west and Central Kootenay Regional District of British Columbia (Canada) to the north.

National protected areas include portions of land of the Colville National Forest, Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, Kaniksu National Forest and the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge.

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1602. #SmallWinchesterFire.  Winchester.  Resources en route as 1615 hours.  Bennett C301A and C301B.  NE WA Interagency Comm Center.

1415.  #LittleBlueGrouseFire.  Little Blue Grouse.  3 acres. Slash and timber.  AR422 (IC) as of 2244 PDT.  Resources on-scene as of 1452 hours.  NE WA Interagency Comm Center.

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SKAGIT COUNTY

Skagit County is home to an estimated 125,619 residents as of 2017, that has a total of 1,920 square miles of area including 1,731 of land and 189 as water.  This County is host to very fertile valley of the Skagit River, a very popular tourist destination for those visiting the Tulip and Strawberry Festivals in its largest City of Mt. Vernon and county seat.

Geographic features include Allan Island, Cascade Mountains, Cypress Island, Fidalgo Island, Samish Island, Sauk River, Skagit River, Skagit Island, Hope Island and Hart Island.

Nearby Counties include to the north is Whatcom County; Okanogan to the east; Chelan to the southeast; Snohomish to the south and San Juan to the west.

National protected areas include portions in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Rec area and the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail.

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1850.  #CavanaughFire.  33582 Cliff Road, Mt. Vernon – Lake Cavanaugh. 0.10 acres. Local FD arrived and requested assistance from H-344. Helitack was en route by ground to help with recon. NW Region DNR Dispatch Center.

1422. #SouthRockportFire.  Hwy 530, one mile south of Rockport.  Fire fuels include garbage, tree. In patrol status.  NW Region DNR Dispatch Center.

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY

Snohomish County is located in the western part of the State and home to about 801,633 residents as of 2017.  It is considered to be the 3rd most populated County in the State of Washington.   It has a total 2,196 square miles with 2,087 as land and 109 as water. 

Cities within this County include Arlington, Bothell, Brier, Edmonds, Everett, Gold Bar, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Snohomish, Sultan, Stanwood and Woodway.  Towns include are Darrington and Index, along with unincorporated areas such as the Tulalip Indian Reservation and Trafton.

1800. #JohnsonMtnFire.  West of Johnson Mtn.  47.9969, -121.1790.  A Non-DNR fire, limited details.

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STEVENS COUNTY

Stevens County has approximately 44,730 residents as of 2017, in a total square mile area of 2,541 of which 2,478 is land and 63 is water.  Geographic features the Columbia River.

Communities include Chewelah, Colville and Kettle Falls, as well as Marcus, Northport and Springdale.  Unincorporated areas include Arden, Daisy, Echo, Fruitland, Hunters, Nine Mile Falls, Rice, Wellpinit.

1817.  #HwyytSpotFire.  Hyytianinen Road.  NC 345 (IC).  In patrol status. Limited info.  NE WA Interagency Comm Center.

1246.  #Hwy25Fire.  Hunters.  0.02 acres.  Grass and brush. NC326 (IC).  Contained at 1315 PDT. Controlled at 1435 PDT.  NE WA Interagency Comm Center.

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THURSTON COUNTY

Thurston County has a small 774 square miles compared to its predecessor which 722 is land and 52 is water.  It includes major watershed such as the Black River, Chehalis River, Henderson Inlet, Nisqually River, Skookumchuck River and West Capitol Forest.

Some geographic features include Alder Lake, Bass Lake, Black River, Chambers Lake, Grass Lake, Deschutes River, Capitol Peak, Susan Lake and Ward Lake.

Thurston County is host to Cities of Lacey, Olympia (county seat), Rainier, Tenino, Tumwater and Yelm, as well as Bucoda.

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1957.  #MimaFallsFire.  Mima Falls.  Resources en route. Limited details. South Puget Sound Dispatch.

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YAKIMA COUNTY

Yakima County is about 4,311 total square miles with 4,295 is land and 16 is water.  About 250,193 residents call this area home, the second largest County in the State.

Some geographic features include Mount Adams, Gilbert Peak, Cascade Mountains, Rattlesnake Hills and Horse Heaven Hills.  Rivers include the Yakima River, Columbia River, Naches River, Tieton River, Bumping River and American River.

National protected areas include the Wenatchee National Forest, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Snoqualmie National Forest, Goat Rocks Wilderness, Norse Peak Wilderness and Mount Adams Wilderness.

Communities include Grandview, Granger, Mabton, Moxee, Selah, Sunnyside, Tieton, Toppenish, Union Gap, Wapato, Yakima and Zillah, including towns of Harrah and Naches.

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1945.  #IronstoneFire. Ironstone Mtn.   0.1 acres. T14 R12 S24. Central WA Interagency Comm Center.

1941.  #Shellrock.  Shellrock Lake. 0.1 acre. T14 R12 S28. Central WA Interagency Comm Center.

1929. #HellLakeFire. Hell Lake.  0.3 acre.  T13 R11 S12. Central WA Interagency Comm Center.

1855.   #NileCreekFire.  Nile Campground. Brush, timber and duff. T16<R14E S24.  IC as of 2036 PDT. E-381 dispatched. .1 acre.  Central WA Interagency Comm Center.

1851.  #LeechFire.  Leech Lake. T13 R11 S2. 0.1 acre. Central WA Interagency Comm Center.

1753.  #PigtailFire. Pigtail Peak. T13 R11 S11. 0.1 acres. Central WA Interagency Comm Center.

1643.  #BearFire.  Ahtanum NF. T12N R14E S26.  Grass and timber.  SE Stillwaugh IC.  0.1 acre.

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Thank you for following and reading our post! Stay safe out there, friends.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

WA WILDFIRE |CHELAN HILLS FIRE

DOUGLAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON —

UPDATE 1 – JULY 28, 2018 – 2200 PDT

July 27:  WA DNR fire assets joined five airplanes, local and BLM Oregon fire crews that were dispatched to a fire was burning on the east side of the Columbia River, east of Chelan Falls (not to be confused with Lake Chelan) and north of Orondo, Washington State.

Photo taken on July 28th.  Credit:  WA DNR

Friday morning, the NCW Fairgrounds in Waterville opened their facility to shelter any animals impacted by the wildfire. Officials request that if you use this shelter, to leave animal information on the Log at the Fair Office.  Questions or need assistance, you may contact Carolyn @ 775-790-5616.

Taken on July 27 – Credit:  WSP Trooper Brian Moore, PIO

200 Firefighters are assigned on this fire and are working tirelessly around the clock to suppress and contain this extremely active fire.

At about 1900 hours, the fire was said to be moving rapidly due to increased winds.  The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office issued Level 2 evacuations for McNeil Canyon including Beebe Ranch area.

Around 2130 hours, the fire had burned 1,200 acres that prompted evacuation notifications to be issued by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

July 28:  This morning rain fell over the area creating good news in how the  wildfire was moving “away” from the roadway.

DNR estimated the fire had grown to 800 acres scorched earlier in the morning, but  an air flight recon over the fire line was completed just after noon the estimation would come in a whopping 1,800 acres!  However, crews were beginning to make progress with reach a preliminary 20% containment status.

WA State Fire Mobe resources were approved during the day and were in the process of being deployed on this rapidly growing firestorm.

Around 1630 hours, the Douglas County Sheriffs Office reopened McNeil Canyon but wants drivers to know to be cautious and have your situational awareness in tune to your surroundings.  Additionally, yield to fire personnel and their apparatus, as they are still working in the area.

As of 2100 hours, WSP states traffic was returning to alternate traffic in which a WSDOT pilot car would escort drivers on a single lane in each direction from milepost 213 (Orondo) to milepost 235 (SR 97/SR150 Junction).

Drivers whom want to avoid traffic delays, may use alternate SR97A which is fully open.  This traffic operation will remain in effect throughout the night and expect long delays.

#ChelanHillsFire #WAwildfires2018 #WA

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

 

NEW START |WARNER GULCH FIRE|WA

ASOTIN, WASHINGTON

UPDATE 1 – JULY 28, 2018 – 2120 HOURS PDT

A new start is burning in the Blue Mountains, just south of Asotin, Washington

Local Fire resources are on-scene are reporting steep terrain as hampering their ground and air fire attack efforts. They are working to control this extremely active fire and moving at a high rate of spread.

A Type 3 SE WA IMT team has been dispatched to the fire scene and will be ready to assess the area and determine which additional resources to order.

About 120 acres have been scorched already.

We are waiting for an update for additional details.  Thank you for following and reading our post!

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

OREGON WILDFIRE | GARNER COMPLEX | 1

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. | Four wildfires are burning in separate areas under the GARNER COMPLEX FIRES on the Oregon Department of Forestry’s service area, which is being handled by the Grants Pass Unit.

UPDATE 1 | JULY 28, 2018 | 2030 HOURS PDT

Photo Credit |Prineville IHC

LOCATION

The fires are located about four miles east of Cave Junction, in Southern Oregon.

All four fires are burning in both Jackson and Josephine Counties.

“On July 26, 2018, there were about 2,500 firefighters on this incident alone and working to protect about 20,000 acres of fires.”

– OR State Treasurer Reed

Photo Credit | OR State Treasurer Reed

RESOURCES

ODF IMT 1’s Cline to Hessel will transfer on Monday, July 30th.

“I’m doing everything in my power as Governor to make sure that all state resources are available to ensure that our crews on the ground have the tools that they need to fight this fire,”

– OR State Governor Kate Brown

Approximately, 2,637 personnel have been assigned along with 82 crews, 114 engines and 26 helicopters.

View of Taylor Fire from Robertson Bridge Road

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

Some resources assigned to this incident represent the Eugene-Springfield FD, Coburg FD, McKenzie FD, Siuslaw FD and Roseburg Fire which was deployed as a second wildland fire Task Force originally on July 21, 2018.

How to Protect Your Health

* Keep windows and doors closed

* Run an air conditioner (if you have one) with the intake closed

* Run a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter or an electro-static precipitator (ESP)

– OR Health Authority

Global SuperTanker have been tasked with drops and continue to assist as needed.

Night burnout operations in the Limpy Creek area, July 25.

Taken on July 25th | Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

EVACUATIONS

Level 3 Evacuations (LEAVE NOW) were issued for the Taylor Creek area.

Taken on July 22nd of the Taylor Creek Fire| Photo Credit | ODF Southwest

FIRE STATUS

Collectively, the fires have burned 25,097 acres of timber and medium logging slash. There has been a 27% containment status reached.

Garner Complex plume, Monday 7-23

Taken on July 23rd | Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

Fire behavior is active with short-crown runs, spotting and group torching.

One of the large fires within this Complex is the Taylor Creek fire, which has been reported as growing in the last 24 hours.  As a standalone fire, it has grown more than 3,600 acres.

July 22nd fire activity along W. Pickett Creek Road

Fire burns along Pickett Creek Roadon July 22nd | Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

Costs-to-date have reached a staggering total of $23.7 Million.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Looking over Grave #3 Fire 7-18-18

Looking over Grave #3 Fire on July 18th | Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

Hashtags we are using are #KlondikeFire #NatchezFire #ORwildfires2018 #TaylorCreekFire

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

OREGON WILDFIRE |KLONDIKE FIRE |1

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A wildfire is burning about nine miles northwest of Selma on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest primarily in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.

Road 640 Safety Zone | Credit:  RRSNF

There were a reported 139 lightning strikes over the area which caused many wildfires.  This fire is one of many and also being managed by the NATCHEZ FIRE Incident Commander.

RESOURCES

There are 356 personnel along with nine crews and 18 engines assigned.

The IMT 1 (Livingston) is also managing the NATCHEZ FIRE.

Some agencies that are assisting on this wildfire are:

 FIRE STATUS

Fire behavior is active with torching, spotting and uphill runs.

There has been 10,989 acres of timber, chaparral and hardwood litter destroyed.  A 5% containment status has been reached.

Fire suppression and containment cost-to-date have reached $1.2 Million.

Fire Fact

There are 23-plus uncontained incidents which includes three of them in the last 24-hours as new burning wildfires in the Northwest. Majority of these fires are in the State of Oregon.  – NIFC

THREATENED

Homes and other structures are under direct threat.

EVACUATIONS

Level 3 (LEAVE NOW) Evacuations

Level 3 evacuation for the Oak Flat at the end of the Illinois River Road in Josephine County remains in effect.  This affects about 13 homes.

CLOSURES

Forest Service Roads 4103, 4105, 2512 and 2402-676 are closed.

FIRE MAPS

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags include #KlondikeFire #ORwildfires2018 #OR #Wildfires

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

Sauk Suiattle Fire | Darrington, Washington State

UPDATE 1 | JULY 24, 2018 | TUESDAY | 2030 HOURS PDT

A wildfire is burning northeast of Darrington, Washington State in Snohomish County where several engines, bulldozers, crews and a helicopter from local fire districts and WA DNR on-scene.

 

The fire is small but thankfully firefighters are working overtime to just keep it that way.  Currently, there has been 4.5 acres burned.

There is a 75% containment status reached.

No cause of the fire is known.

There have been no civilian or firefighter injuries have been reported.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

Ashland, Oregon Wildfire | Hendrix Fire

HENDRIX FIRE — ASHLAND, OREGON —

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

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

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

Photo Credit | USFS – Rogue River- Siskiyou NF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

UPDATE |Washington | Milepost 33 Fire

WASHINGTON STATE — Wildfire burning near Kalama in Cowlitz County started on Monday, July 16, 2018, from an unknown cause.

UPDATE 2 – July 17, 2018 – 2030 hours PDT – Final Report

More than 70 Interagency personnel worked together during this incident including WA DNR, Cowlitz Fire Districts 1, 2 and 5 along with the Sheriff’s Office and Kalama PD.  Acres burned remain the same.

UPDATE 1 – July 17, 2018 – 0530 hours PDT – Newly reported fire.

Pacific Highway was expected to be reopened during the night as fire crews were blocking for fire suppression activities. Drivers were highly encouraged to use a detour around the area.

There were originally three DNR engines and two helicopters, as well assistance from local resources assigned to the fire.

As of 2300 hours Monday night, there were 10 acres that had burned in extremely steep terrain and 50% containment achieved.  Crews were expected to monitor the fire throughout the night.

A Type 3 IMT unit is expected to assume fire control on Tuesday morning.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

 

Washington State Wildfire | Vulcan Mountain Fire | 4

FERRY COUNTY, Wash. —

UPDATE 4 – July 14, 2018 – 0715 PDT

The fire some were observing last night near Lincoln County appears to be a possible different fire as this one is said to be burning on the Colville Indian Reservation.

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

Photo taken July 13, 2018 – Photo Credit | Ferry County Sheriff’s Office

Fire crews were assigned to work throughout the night on hot spots.  They had a good hand and dozer line around the fire last night.

UPDATE 3 – July 13, 2018 – 2250 hours PDT

We are getting reports of the fire jumping its containment lines and spreading downward towards the lake.  Fire behavior is extreme and is flaring up.

This fire is said to be almost directly across from Lincoln County and is very visible from Lincoln County.There are people on the lake and reporting the fire is heading towards them and that is it appears to be .5 miles along the river.

We have reached out to WA DNR for an update but we have not heard anything as of yet.

We will do another update in the morning before we go mobile in the field on Saturday and Sunday. Stay tuned for our updates also on our Social Media pages Twitter (@nwfireblog) and Facebook (@nwfireblog)

UPDATE 2 – July 13, 2018 – 2230 hours PDT

Fire crews are making good progress limiting the land scorched to 16 acres with a 100% containment status.

They are still working on putting out the fire on the interior.

An engine crew will do fire watch (monitoring) overnight.

Additional resources (crews) will assist in the morning’s operations and working to reach all fire suppression objectives.

UPDATE 1 – July 13, 2018 (Friday) – 2030 hours PDT

The Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center dispatched the following resources:

C93 A DIV, E-21, H-341, HI-143, HI-146, HI-147, HI-149 (IC), HI-25, HI-35, HI-38, LT-22, PC E-279 and PC E-284 at 1336 hours today.

At 1514 hours, the fire had consumed 20 acres of timber, grass and brush.

DID YOU KNOW?

DNR resources have been responded to 649 wildfires with 80% of those being human-caused since the beginning of 2018.” – WA DNR

Crews were on-scene with the aid of two helicopters and an air tanker on order.

Crews have reached a 100% containment status and will be on the fire line during night operations.

There is an unknown cause and no injuries have been reported.

No structures are currently being threatened, damaged or destroyed.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

California Wildfire: #StoneFire Almost Fully Contained | 2

AGUA DULCE, Calif. – A wildfire named the Stone Fire broke out on Monday, June 4, 2018, prompting fire assets to be dispatched around 1245 hours PDT.

Photo Credit | LASD Palmdale Station

LOCATION

The fire is located at 35100 Anthony Road x Mint Canyon and the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail)  just north of Agua Dulce in Los Angeles County, California.

Photo Credit | CAL Fire

COMMAND

The Los Angeles County Fire Department has been released from Unified Command which leaves the US Forest Service with the sole responsibility as the Incident Command (IC).

Incident Cooperators originally included LA County FD, LA Sheriff Office (Palmdale), USFS – Angeles National Forest,

RESOURCES

50 USFS firefighters remained assigned to this incident are currently engaged on the fire line.

SIZE

The fire has consumed 1,352 acres of light grass to medium brush but fire crews have reached a new containment status of 97%, almost to a fully contained fire.

Photo Credit | LASD Palmdale Station

CAUSE

Unknown at this time.

FIRE TACTICS

Fire crews that are still on-scene are being tasked with improving containment lines, patrolling the perimeter and providing structure protection, mop-up operations and completing fire suppression repair.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2130 hours PDT