#MillerComplex | Final Update

UPDATE 2 – 10/21/2017

The Miller Complex is located 17 miles east of Cave Junction and 20 miles west of Ashland, OR that started on August 14, 2017, due to a natural cover/lightning storm that hit the area.

This is the last update unless something more significant should occur in this fire area due to heavy rainfall fell over the area helping with fire suppression efforts.

Wheeler Creek Oct 8

Fire in the Wheeler Creek area on October 8, 2017. (Photo Courtesy: Inciweb)

Most of the fire resources have been demobilized while some remain on a two-hour standby should any new fire starts should arise.

The total acres burned was 39,715 acres but with the minimal fire activity remains at an 89% containment status.

UPDATE 1 – 10/9/2017

Lightning sparked fires on private and federal lands located 20 miles west of Ashland, Oregon in the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest during August 14, 2017.

Fire crews have been busy with burnout operations, establishing anchor points and patrolling roadways for any potential flareups.

Abney Fire

Morning smoke inversionon the Abney Fire, taken by Division Supervisor

Photo Credit:  Ryan Vice

Several wildfires started including the Abney Fire that still to this day remains active.  Fire behavior is active with single-tree torching, backing and flanking.

Knox Fire

The Knox Fire is burning in the Red Buttes wilderness and is being monitored by air.  It has min fire behavior.  Unknown how many acres this fire has reached or the containment status.

Burnt Peak & Creedence Fire

Both fires are currently being monitored and are being watched for ensure the fires stay within its containment lines.  Crews are also removing and back-hauling equipment no longer needed.  Repair work is in effect.

Fire fuels include timber litter and understory, mixed conifer understory with Shasta Red Fir dominance and numerous snags.

Crews have also been working through several challenges such as, steep terrain with warm temps, poor overnight humidity recoveries and gusty winds.

Fire has burned about 38,356 acres and there is an 87% containment status.  Full containment is expected to be reached by October 15, 2017.

A Type 3 Incident Command team assumed management of this fire around 0700 hours on Monday, October 9, 2017.   There are 210 personnel assigned to this incident.

Photo Credit:  Ryan Vice (via Inciweb)

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#ChetcoBarFire | Update 2 | Oct 10 2017

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Chetco Bar Fire is located E/NE of Brookings, Oregon in the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest on the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.  The fire started on July 12, 2017, from lightning.

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Wheeler Creek Oct 8

UPDATE 2 – 10/10/2017

Fire crews are still holding the fire at the same total of burned acres as yesterday (Monday).  There are currently two 20-person hand crews, support engines and a chipper that are continuing with mop-up operations and repair work within the fire perimeter.  An infrared flight on Saturday night indicated a pocket of dispersed heat that indicates a low intensity ground fire that has been creeping and smoldering in thick leaf litter on the forest floor.  Crews are also grading, repairing and seeding the area throughout the fire perimeter. The fire is still being patrolled and any hot spots will be put out.  The fire is at 191,121 acres with a 97% containment status. There are 102 personnel still assigned.

UPDATE 1 – 10/9/2017

There were 402 personnel assigned with 5 crews, 2 helicopters and 10 engines. A BAER team is working on various tests of soils to review for post-fire impacts.  The fire has burned 191,121 acres and there is a 97% containment status.

The fire has said to have burned six homes and 24 other structures, while it has damaged one home and eight other structures.

 

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#MillerComplex | October 9 2017

UPDATE 1 – 10/9/2017

INCIDENT SUMMARY – Lightning sparked fires on private and federal lands located 20 miles west of Ashland, Oregon in the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest during August 14, 2017.

Fire crews have been busy with burnout operations, establishing anchor points and patrolling roadways for any potential flareups.

Abney Fire

Morning smoke inversionon the Abney Fire, taken by Division Supervisor

Photo Credit:  Ryan Vice 

Several wildfires started including the Abney Fire that still to this day remains active.  Fire behavior is active with single-tree torching, backing and flanking.

Knox Fire

The Knox Fire is burning in the Red Buttes wilderness and is being monitored by air.  It has min fire behavior.  Unknown how many acres this fire has reached or the containment status.

Burnt Peak & Creedence Fire

Both fires are currently being monitored and are being watched for ensure the fires stay within its containment lines.  Crews are also removing and back-hauling equipment no longer needed.  Repair work is in effect.

FIRE FUELS – Fire fuels include timber litter and understory, mixed conifer understory with Shasta Red Fir dominance and numerous snags.

CONDITIONS – Crews have also been working through several challenges such as, steep terrain with warm temps, poor overnight humidity recoveries and gusty winds.

Fire has burned about 38,356 acres and there is an 87% containment status.  Full containment is expected to be reached by October 15, 2017.

RESOURCES – A Type 3 Incident Command team assumed management of this fire around 0700 hours on Monday, October 9, 2017.   There are 210 personnel assigned to this incident.

FIRE IMAGE – Photo Credit:  Ryan Vice (via Inciweb)

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#ChetcoBarFire Still Burning | Oct 9 2017

INCIDENT SUMMARY.  The Chetco Bar Fire is located E/NE of Brookings, Oregon in the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest on the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.  The fire started on July 12, 2017, from lightning.

RESOURCES.  Currently, there are 402 personnel with five crews, two helicopters and 10 engines.  While there are fire crews still working, there is also a Burned Area Emergency Response team or known as a BAER team on-scene assessing post-fire impacts.  They are made up of resource specialists and scientists.  They are also evaluating watershed conditions to determine the potential risk to human life, safety and property.

Chetco Bar Fire Flyover Photos

CURRENT FIRE STATUS.  The fire has burned 191,121 acres and there is a 97% containment status.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT.  The fire has said to have burned six homes and 24 other structures, while it has damaged one home and eight other structures.

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Wildfires Sweep Across NW Landscapes | Sept 8 2017

POST SUMMARY | Learn more about what is happening in the NW by following our Fire Blog here and on our Social Media channels, such as Twitter (@nwfireblog) and on our Facebook page.  
Here is our recap for Friday, September 8, 2017.

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Nationally speaking, 172 new wildfires were reported 9/8/2017 from yesterday requiring light initial attack.

AMERICAN FIRE

11 miles W of Cliffdell, WA. Start 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. USDA lead agency with 2 personnel. 0 resources.  144 acres. 0% contained.  $420,000 total costs.  #AmericanFire

There were 43 new wildfires that started on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

ARCHER MTN FIRE

Pacific Cascade Region – WA DNR.  3 miles from Dodson, WA. Timber, brush and grass fire fuels. 209 acres. 10% contained. $203,000 CTD. #ArcherMtnFire

98 personnel. 3 crews, 9 engines.

Fire behavior is active with running and backing.

BRIDGE CREEK FIRE

2 miles NE of Keller, WA. Start 8/9/2017. Colville Agency. Lightning caused.  3,711 acres. 95% contained.$16,000,000 total costs. #BridgeCreekFire

244 personnel. 3 crews.

Minimum fire behavior.  Good progress made by firefighters on the fire Thursday, September 7, 2017. Remaining work on the fire is to mop-up and secure fire lines.  Heavy smoke is currently capping fire behavior.   Estimated containment  date is 9/20/2017.

There is a minimum of 21 uncontained wildfires in the NW.

CHETCO BAR FIRE. 5 miles NE of Brookings , OR in the Rogue River-Siskiyou NF in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Start 7/12/2017. Lightning caused.  Fire fuels include:  mixed conifer, brush and snags from previous fire scars (2002 Biscuit Fire and 1987 Silver Fire scars).   177,301 acres. 5% contained.  $35,800,000 CTD. #ChetcoBarFire

Fire behavior is moderate with backing, torching and creeping.

Fire activity on the Chetco Bar fire yesterday evening.  Photo taken from a recon flight.

Resources include 1,516 personnel. 40 crews, 69 engines and 7 helicopters.

Unified Command is made up of CFPA, OSFM and PNW Team 3.

Incident Cooperators include Red Cross, BLM, USDA Forest Service, Brookings F&R, Coos FPA, Curry County, Harbor RFPD, Illinois Valley FD, Josephine County (JoCo), OR DOT, OR DOF and OR State Fire Marshal.

30 structures have been destroyed.

A temporary flight restriction or TFR is in effect. No drones have been present that Fire Officials know of and to keep firefighters safe in the air and ground, it must stay clear of them.  Unsure where you can fly? Check out this website at http://www.KnowBeforeYouFly.org

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE.  27 miles NNW of Winthrop, WA  in the Paysayten Wilderness. Start 7/23/2017. Cause under investigation.  #DiamondCreekFire

50 personnel.

Hand crew

105,000 acres. 65% contained. Estimated containment date is 10/15/2017.   1 home destroyed.  4 minor structures threatened. 2 minor structures destroyed.

There are 9 Type 1 IMTs and 11 Type 2 IMTs committed.

EAGLE CREEK FIRE  

2 miles South of Cascade Locks, OR on the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (USFS).  Start 9/2/2017.  Human caused.  33,382 acres. 7% contained. $2,200,000 CTD. #EagleCreekFire

4 structures have been lost.

The fire grows on the Columbia River, September 5th

Active fire behavior with group torching, flanking and backing.

911 personnel. 19 crews, 93 engines and 10 helicopters.

FALCON COMPLEX

2 fires. Umpqua NF. 25 miles East of Tiller, OR. 1,221 acres.62% contained. $14,000,000 CTD. #FalconComplex

302 personnel. 8 crews, 18 engines and 1 helicopter.

Fire behavior is unknown.

HIGH CASCADES COMPLEX

4 fires burning within the Crater Lake National Park, the Rogue River – Siskiyou NF on the High Cascades Ranger District, the Umpqua NF, Tiller Ranger District and the Fremont – Winema NF in the Sky Lakes wilderness, OR. 54,820 acres. 18% contained. $39,900,000 CTD. #HighCascadesComplex

649 personnel. 16 crews, 17 engines and 6 helicopters. Incident Cooperators include OR DOF, OR Military Department and Warm Springs FD.

Fire behavior is moderate with backing, creeping and smoldering.

HORSE CREEK COMPLEX

5 fires. Willamette NF. 50 miles East of Roseburg, OR. Managing Rebel Fire and Nash Fires. 7 miles South of Belknap Springs, OR. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing. 29,157 acres. 0% contained.  238 personnel. 7 crews, 14 engines. $3,000,000 CTD. #HorseCreekComplex

Rebel Fire.  Moderate fire behavior with backing and flanking.  7,777 acres. 91% contained. 75 personnel. 2 crews. 3 engines. $5,000,000 CTD. #RebelFire

Whitewater Fire.  Moderate fire behavior with backing and flanking. 13,140 acres. 34% contained. 543 personnel. 8 crews, 13 engines and 2 helicopters. $28,700,000 CTD.

HORSE PRAIRIE FIRE

12 miles West of Riddle and 8 miles SE of Camas Valley, OR   Reported 8/27/2017 around 1530 hours.  Cause is unknown.  16,436 acres. 35% contained. $11,000,000 CTD. #HorsePrairieFire

Incident Cooperators include:  DFPA, Coos FPA, OR DOF andTenmile RFD, along with multiple industrial landowners, logging companies and contract firefighting crews.

There are 1,087 personnel with 42 crews, 39 engines and 8 helicopters.

2 structures have been lost.

Fire behavior is active with smoldering and creeping.

In 2016, on this day there were 41,898 fires with 4,713,233 acres. Records have been broken for the number of fires for the last 5 years.

JADE CREEK FIRE. 16 miles East of Bly on the Oregon Fremont – Winema NF, OR.  Start 8/29/2017.  Lightning caused.  Fire fuels include timber and logging slash.  SW Area IMT 3.  782 acres.  99% contained. $2,200,000 CTD. #JadeCreekFire

185 personnel. 2 crews, 21 engines and 2 helicopters.

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JOLLY MTN FIRE.  13 miles NW of Cle Elum, WA.  Start 8/11/2017. Lightning caused.  26,325 acres. 8% contained. $14,800,000 total costs. #JollyMtnFire

Photo credit: Kale Casey

831 personnel. 18 crews, 77 engines and  5 helicopters. Estimated containment date is 10/15/2017.

Fire behavior is active with group torching, up hill runs and spotting.

Nationally speaking, there were 8 new large incidents that were initiated on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

JONES FIRE

Located in the Little Fall Creek watershed in the Willamette NF and 9 miles East of Fall Creek Reservoir, as well as 1 mile North of Clark Butte, OR.  Start 8/10/2017 around 1850 hours.  Lightning caused. 8,536 acres. 48% contained. $15,900,000 CTD. #JonesFire

Unified Command consists of the NW IMT Team #12, Willamette NF and the OR DOF.

399 personnel. 3 camp crews, 9 hand crews, 16 engines, 6 bulldozers,15 water tenders and 3 helicopters.

Fire behavior is moderate with single tree torching and backing.

There are 9 Type 1 and 11 Type 2 IMTs assigned to the NW alone.

MILLIFIRE

Deschutes NF. 9 miles West of Sisters, OR. Timber. 24,025 acres. 60% contained. $15,100,000 CTD. #MilliFire

Successful burnout operations

Fire behavior is active with flanking and backing.

Your home is replaceable, but you and your Family are not. Heed all warnings and alerts as to when to Evacuate. 

NORSE PEAK FIRE.  11 miles West of Cliffdell, WA. Start 8/11/2017. Lightning caused.  45,433 acres. 8% contained. Estimated containment is 10/1/2017. $8,800,000 total costs. #NorsePeakFire

Raven Roost 9-3-17

Credit: Jason Emhoff

320 personnel, 4 crews, 30 engines and 2 helicopters.

Active fire behavior with torching.

There is an Area Command that is managing three large fires:  Chetco Bar, Miller Complex and High Cascades Complex.

NORTH PELICAN FIRE

Fremont-Winema NF. IMT 2. 25 miles NW of Klamath Falls, OR. 3,450 acres. 25% contained. $4,500,000 CTD. #NorthPelicanFire

E-52 From Maine Working The Fire Line

Fire behavior is moderate with flanking, backing and with single-tree torching.

There is a minimum of 8 wildfires burning in Washington State.

POTATO HILL FIRE

Between FS Rd. 830 and Hwy 20 South of Lost Lake Campground in OR.  Reported 8/29/2017. Cause unknown. 199 acres. 70% contained. $362,000 CTD. #PotatoHillFire

View of the Potato Hill Fire from Highway 20 on August 31.

Fire behavior is minimal.

There are 62 personnel along with 2 crews and 3 engines.

Nationally speaking, there are 48 uncontained fires across the states with 21 of them being here in the NW.

RIM FIRE

Mt. Hood NF.11 miles NW of Pine Grove and 6 miles East of Clearlake, OR.  Timber, grass and understory.  250 acres. #RimFire

There are 66 personnel along with 2 crews, 7 engines and 1 bulldozer.

Fire behavior is unknown.

There is a minimum of 18 wildfires burning in Oregon alone.

SAWMILL CREEK FIRE

South Puget Sound Region – WA DNR. IMT 2. 25 miles West of Cle Elum, WA.  Timber. 848 acres. 0% contained. $220,000 CTD. #ArcherMtnFire

Fire behavior is moderate.

Firefighters have been able to contain 4 wildfires across the United States.

STALEY FIRE

Burning on the Willamette National Forest, Middle Fork Ranger District and 23 miles South of Oakridge, OR.  Start 8/9/2017@ 2100 Hours PDT.  Lightning caused. 2,300 acres and 81% contained. $8,300,000 CTD. #Staley Fire

Picture of portable tanks and water truck.

Fire behavior is minimal as rain fell over the fire line on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

90 personnel.  1 crew and 7 engines.

Tropical Storm Lydia remnants is expected to dump rain over Southern Oregon with isolated storms expected to impact Washington, Idaho and Montana.

UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX

Located 50 miles East of Roseburg, OR and along 35 miles of the Hwy 138 corridor and spread throughout the North Umpqua and Diamond Lake Ranger Districts. Started as multiple fires.   Start 8/11/2017 around 1030 hours. Majority were lightning caused and moved through the area in August.  Main fires separated into east and west zones.  39,298 acres. 34% contained.  Estimated containment is 9/30/2017. $25,500,000 CTD.  #UmquaNorthComplex

Briefing at Toketee Ranger Station, by DOTY AKIMT

Credit: DOTY AKIMT

887 personnel. 15 crews, 65 engines and 5 helicopters.

Fire behavior is active with up hill runs, group torching and backing.

Year-to-date, there have been 47,473 wildfires with a total of 7,995,650 acres. (US fire stats).

UNO PEAK FIRE.  16 miles NE of Manson, WA. Start 8/30/2017.  Cause unknown. 6,789 acres.  1% contained. Estimated containment date is 10/15/2017. $1,900,000 CTD. #UnoPeak

243 personnel. 5 crews, 8 engines and 1 helicopter.

Felling snags on Uno Peak Fire, Sept. 6, 2017

Fire behavior is active with torching, flanking and backing.

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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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#MonumentHillFire | Grant County WA | New!

GRANT COUNTY, WASHINGTON

Monument Hill is the second highest peak in Beezley Hills at an elevation of 2,882 feet.  It is located near Quincy, just South of Ephrata. (Wikipedia)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Fire crews were dispatched to a brush fire around 2019 hours on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, located on Monument Hill  is located near Quincy, Washington.  (FireCAD)

EVACUATIONS

Level 3 (LEAVE NOW!) Evacuations were ordered forAdams Rd N, areas of Rd 13NW and Rd J8 NW.  (this was approximately around 2100 hours PDT from GCSO)

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Level 1 (Get Ready) Evacuations for Painted Hills area.  For what you need to bring during an evacuation or learn of which areas are in evacuations, check out the Grant County Sheriff Office website here —-> https://www.nixle.us/9JCSD

RESOURCES

Initial resources (BATT-17 BLM-11 BLM E-6695) were originally dispatched. We have heard since the original call time, pages out for mutual aid from Spokane city firefighters and others. (Scanner Feed)  Additionally, State fire mobe has been approved as well bringing out additional resources. (WSP PIO)

Press releases are coming out of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) and Washington State Patrol (WSP), as well as Grant County PUD.

SIZE UP

Grant County Sheriff is reporting the brush fire is approximately 500 acres(as of 2300 hours PDT) and is growing quickly. No containment status has been achieved as of yet. Homes and crops are currently being threatened.  State Fire Mobe has been approved. (Released around 2225 hours PDT)

#MonumentHillFire night fire operations. Credit: WSP PIO 6, Trooper Brian Moore)

ALERTS

Power Outage – Douglas County PUD stated as of 2200 hours PDT, about 350 residents were affected by the power outage in the Palisades area due to the fire in Grant County.  Crews are out and working very hard to restore power as quickly as possible.

Stay Out of the Area –The WA State Patrol reminds everyone to STAY OUT OF THE AREA and not park on the shoulders. Fire crews need the space to work in and with heavy traffic they cannot reach the fire ground.  Please help them put this fire out by leaving enough space for emergency vehicles and support personnel access to various roadways.

Evacuation orders/alerts – To receive Nixle alerts (evacuation notices), if you live in Grant County, text your zip code to 888777. You can also follow us on Twitter @GrantCoSheriff #MonumentHillFire (GCSO)

Red Cross Shelter – will be set up for evacuees at midnight tonight.  This will be opened up at the Quincy High School in Quincy. (GCSO)

HISTORICAL FIRE INFORMATION

This area is familiar to large wildfires and also previously called the #MonumentHillFire when the last one in July of 2015, caused evacuations in the Baird Springs Road of Rd Q NW, just North of Quincy.  Evacuations were ordered on July 1 and listed on July 5, 2015. (News Media)

This what it looked like on July 1, 2015.  Fire was out around 1900 hours on July 5, 2015.  Over 2,000 acres.

Credit: GCSO.

Here it is on August 16, 2017. Fire started August 16, 2017 and growing.  500 acres and growing.

Credit: WSP PIO 6, Trooper Brian Moore

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#MonumentHillFire #WAwildfire2017 #WaWILDFIRE #NWFB #GrantCoWAFire

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WA ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 11 2017

Post  Summary | Severe lightning storms have passed over the Eastern Washington area with one area (Bumping Lake) that may have sustained nine possible new fire starts caused by lightning.  We will be visiting this area in a few hours with other locations as we find possible new fire starts.  We will be publishing updates on our Social Media channels as we will be providing *Live* coverage on Twitter (@nwfireblog) and Facebook.

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NOISY CREEK FIRE

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

The Noisy Creek fire behavior is now active with backing, flanking and group torching. Structures are under threat.  There have been 3,870 acres burned.  There is a 38% containment status. 337 personnel along with 8 crews, 11 engines and 3 helos are present on this incident.  CTD is $3.5 Million.

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE

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

The Diamond Creek wildfire’s fire behavior still remains active with short-crown runs, torching and spotting.  Structures are under threat.  About 19,687 acres have been destroyed and there still remains a 0% containment status. 151 personnel are attached to this event along with 3 crews, 5 engines and 3 helicopters.

BRIDGE CREEK FIRE

Colville Agency – BIA – 11 miles NE of Keller

*** New! *** The Bridge Creek Fire started yesterday and has burned 250 acres of tall grass, timber and light logging slash.  There is a 0% containment status.  There is an IMT 2 team managing the fire.  Fire behavior is active with uphill runs and flanking. 61 personnel are on the fire line with 1 crew, 1 engine and 3 helos.  CTD so far is $350,000,

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/12/2017 00:09 Hours PDT

NW Fire Chronicles | Bear Butte Fire | 1

OREGON

Fuel loading in mop-up areas, Aug. 8

BUTTE FIRE

Incident Summary | This wildfire is burning on the Wallowa – Whitman National Forest on the Anthony Lakes West of the North Powder (Baker County) in Oregon.  This wildfire was reported on August 4, 2017, around 1400 hours PDT.

Cause | The cause is unknown and is under investigation.

Resources | There are 395 personnel assigned to this incident, alongside 9 crews, 15 engines and 4 helicopters. IC/Command is a NW IMT 9 team.

Size Up | Firefighters have made good progress on spot fires and improving fire lines.  The fire behavior remains to be active with short-crown runs, short-range spotting and single tree torching.   489 acres have been consumed and there is a 30%containment status.

Cost-to-Date | $1 Million.

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NW Fire Chronicles | Whitewater Fire | 1

OREGON

Airtanker flying over. Courtesy: Inciweb

WHITEWATER FIRE

Incident Summary

This wildfire was discovered with a report of smoke in the area.  It was started by lightning that passed over the area in the month of June and reported on July 23rd at 1730 hours PDT.

Location

It is located about three miles East of Whitewater Trailhead on Mount Jefferson.

Size Up

The fire has currently burned 5,515 acres of land and has a 0% containment status.  There is active fire behavior with backing and group torching.

Command

Command is currently located at the Hoodoo Ski Resort.

Resources

There are 661 personnel assigned.  There are 17 crews, 15 engines and 6 helicopters.

Cost-to-Date

$6.1 Million

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