The Wildfire Log | Shady Fire, a NW Wildfire | 1

Incident Summary | A wildfire sparked by lightning was reported on the evening of July 10th.  It is located about two miles east of Seafoam Guard Station in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District in Idaho.

This fire is also located on the Salmon-Challis National Forest lands.

Shady Fire July 12, 2019

Shady Fire photo taken on July 12, 2019. | Courtesy: Inciweb

Resources | There are currently 23 fire personnel assigned to this incident with the ICs are Currie and Trainee Donati.

Fire Behavior | At this time, the fire behavior is moderate with short uphill and short wind-driven runs.  Activity on the fire’s edge is also moderate.

Current Status | Firefighters are monitoring fire progression towards ID’d values at risk and will continue to ID further assets in the fire perimeter.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #ShadyFire #IDwildfires2019     You can also find us on Twitter @nwfireblog for live fire coverage on local and national incidents.

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The Wildfire Log | WA State Fire Activity | July 6 2019

Due to the high number of wildfires here in Washington State, we will be grouping them together here.

COLUMBIA PLATEAU FIRE – Martindale – Franklin County

Fire resources dispatched at 1436 hours PDT to Martindale in Franklin County.  Assets and resources include:  BATT-603, Engines 341, 373, 6695, (BLM) 672.117 acres of heavy sage destroyed.

DEEP CREEK FIRE – Alladin Road – Stevens County

Fire resources include H344, NC 41+Crew, 7303 and 7304 are o/s of a wildfire which dispatched their agencies and equipment at 1746 hours PDT.  They arrived o/s at 1818 hours.  Less than one acre has been currently burned.

JOURNEY FIRE – Thurston County

Firefighters were dispatched at 1610 hours to a fire in an unknown part of this County for a wildfire that included fire fuels: grass and brush. Engines 8213, EIDE and IC Cooper are still out-of-service at the scene.  Less than one acre burned. No cause is known.

MOOSE JAW FIRE – Pend Oreille County

Fire crews are o/s of a wildfire located on Moose Jaw Road in Pend Oreille County, which were dispatched at 1751 hours and o/s at 1815 hours.  AR450, 451 and 62 have arrived.  0.01 acres. Cause unknown.

PK CANYON FIRE – Smith Canyon -Franklin County

Crew 6201 and a BLM (6696) engine were dispatched today at 1131 hours to a wildfire located in Smith Canyon in Franklin County.  104 acres of grass and brush destroyed.  Fire was contained this evening at 1830 hours PDT.

RIGGS CANYON FIRE – North Riggs Canyon – Kittitas County

Firefighters and equipment were dispatched today at 1255 hours PDT. Resources included:  Ahtanum 20 crew, crews 33, 83 and engines 331, 332. Helicopter 346.  SE 139, 426, 461, 463, 468, 561, 721 and SE Martin, Pollack and Slyfiel.  50 acres of grass, brush and timber have been burned.

SPRING FIRE – Boulder Cave – Kittitas County

Fire assets and resources include: Engines 381 and 382 to Boulder Cave at 1758 hours PDT. 0.12 acres. Fire fuels are timber and logs.

UPPER JOE FIRE – Grade Creek – Chelan County

Crews 52, 74 and Engines 321, 353 with SE 125, 146 and Escobar were dispatched at 1342 hours PDT to Grade Creek in Chelan County. The fire has consumed 14.5 acres of grass and brush.

 

Thank you for reading our blog posts! You can catch us on Live Updates on our Twitter page @nwfireblog   We’d love if you’d follow us here. – Ed.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 1940 hours PDT

Disaster News | California Suffers From Another Large Quake

UPDATE 2 – JULY 6, 2019 – SATURDAY

INCIDENT SUMMARY

What appeared as an isolated incident of a single quake with multiple aftershocks, turned out to be nothing more than a fore shock and something we don’t hear much about – until today.  The original large quake that would shake near the Ridgecrest area of Kern County, California was measured at 6.4M. This occurred on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

DISASTER FACT | 200+ Quakes measured 2.5M + have occurred between both the 6.4M – 7.1M quakes. – USGS

Today’s large quake originally measured at 6.9M has been elevated to a 7.1M with more aftershocks to come in the following minutes, to hours, to days or even months.

SHELTER 

An American Red Cross shelter has been opened at the Kerr McGee Community Center located at 100 W California Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA.

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

How to Prepare for Emergencies | https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/mobile-apps.html

When to Do When the Shaking Starts | https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/earthquake.html

How to Prep for Aftershocks | https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/earthquake.html

Report Structural Damage | Ridgecrest residents only | 760-499-5083. City or County inspections are onsite.

Donations for Quake Victims | Red Cross | 800-RED-CROSS or go to redcross.org

SOCIAL MEDIA

We have currently signed off and going out of service on this incident as we will be out of town this weekend but staying on the Ridgecrest Earthquake Fire news watch.  We will continue postings but they may be delayed.

To stay more up-to-date on fire news coverage, please follow us on our Twitter @nwfireblog for live updates. Please stay safe out there, wherever you may travel or be deployed to. We appreciate everything you all are doing out there.  #FireResources

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 00:15 PDT 

The Wildfire Log: Elko County’s Whiterock Fire

Update 1 – Tuesday, July 2, 2019

A wildfire is burning near Osino, near Whiterock, Nevada that is now the size of about 2.4 acres.  Containment status is unknown at the time of this post.

Fire personnel and assets, which included 701, 702, 703, Brush 13, 232 and 52-32 were dispatched this evening around 1949 hours PDT to the fire line.

Due to limited scanner feed and pressers, we are waiting for more updates from our verified sources. Until that happens, this may be our last and final post on this incident.

Thank you for following our Official Fire Blog here.  We will be blogging on here and our Twitter @nwfireblog as wildfire incidents come online or if they are continued fires, we will be updating them as details emerge. – Ed.

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

 

The Wildfire Log: Confusion with Wildhorse Fire Name | 5

UPDATE 5 – July 1, 2019 – Monday

The Wildhorse Fire is not to be confused with the State of Nevada’s June 20th wildfire named the same time.

This fire is located off of I-90 at the Wild Horse Monument, a few miles from Vantage, Washington.  This was reported by multiple callers from a small area at the bottom of the hillside and running uphill.  The fire began as a small few acres as reported by the first due crews to exploding to a 200 acre-incident.

About two hours ago, WA DNR sent some personnel and resources to assist as mutual aid in Grant County.  The fire was said to be burning in sage and grass.  Conditions have been dry and weather has been somewhat unfavorable, making it right for fire season to make its move and more of a challenge to Fire Officials often promotion Prevention messages to the public.

Those assigned to this wildfire incident were WA DNR CREW 33, 6201 and a BLM engine #6695, assisted by multiple Fire Districts.

Thank you for joining us this evening and following us.  Please be sure to tell your friends, fellow Firefighters and 1st Responders who we are and what we are all about. You can also find us on our Twitter channel @nwfireblog for future live fire and disaster news unfolding in the Northwest, the United States and around the Globe. – Ed.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 2200 hours PDT

The Wildfire Log: County Fire Marshal Responds to I-90 Fire | 4

UPDATE 4 – July 1, 2019 – Monday

The I-90 IC called for the County Fire Marshal to respond to the Wild Horse Monument around 2055 hours PDT.  His ETA was said to be two hours out.

We are signing off this incident for the night and will provide an update on Tuesday, July 2nd when more information is available.

Thank you for joining us this evening and following us.  Please be sure to tell your friends, fellow Firefighters and 1st Responders who we are and what we are all about. You can also find us on our Twitter channel @nwfireblog for future live fire and disaster news unfolding in the Northwest, the United States and around the Globe. – Ed.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 2100 hours PDT

The Wildfire Log: Grant County Fire Changes Name | 2

UPDATE 2 – JULY 1, 2019 – MONDAY

There is a wildfire burning on SR 243 at milepost 25  in Beverly, down the street from the town of Vantage, Washington State areas.  The wildfire was named the #243Fire but Command has changed it to the #CliffFire.

Washington State Patrol PIO Trooper John Bryant states the brush fire is located at Mile Poest 25, south of I-90 in Grant County.  Almost one hour ago, traffic impacts to the area was unknown.  It was recommended that drivers take a different route to enable Fire vehicles and apparatus to pass through and to and from the incident.

We are currently providing live updates on our Twitter channel @nwfireblog and 30-minute updates here on our Official Fire Blog.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated @  1900 hours PDT

The Wildfire Log: Grant County (WA)’s #243Fire | 1

UPDATE 1 – JULY 1, 2019 – MONDAY

There is a wildfire burning on SR 243 at milepost 27 in Beverly/Vantage, Washington State areas.  The wildfire is named the #243Fire and Command is calling themselves #243Command.

First due fire resources are reporting the fire is wind-driven and the IC has requested additional personnel and equipment, including District 3, two heavys and a fire boss.

Currently, on-scene or en route are Grant County Fire Districts 8, 10 and 11. BLM Engine 6695 was dispatched at 1740 hours, while others were dispatched around 1743-45 hours PDT.

Power lines are of concern now as they are inside the fire perimeter.

We are currently providing live updates on our Twitter channel @nwfireblog.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 1820 hours PDT

The Wildfire Log | Sand Fire | CA | 8

CALIFORNIA

JUNE 13, 2019 – THURSDAY – 2111 HOURS PDT

Incident Summary

The SAND FIRE began on June 8th around 1450 hours PDT.  The official cause has not been released yet via CAL FIRE, who is the lead fire agency.

It is located about seven miles NNW of Guinida and 92 miles NNE of San Francisco, California.

Aerial shot of Sand Fire burn area

Photo Credit: CAL FIRE

Current Status

Fire crews have reached a 95% containment status with the fire scorching 2,512 acres.

There are still 200 fire personnel assigned to this incident along with 5 engines, 3 fire crews, 4 dozers and 4 water tenders

Significant Events

  • 7 non-residential structures were destroyed.
  • 2 minor firefighter injuries
  • Highest amount of fire personnel reached 500 at peak of fire
  • Fire jumped Highway 16
  • Evacuations were in effect
  • Largest wildfire for Northern California
View of the Sand Fire taken on June 9, 2019.

Courtesy | Inciweb

Social Media

This is our last and final post on this wildfire incident. Thank you to all of you who followed us on live coverage on our Twitter @nwfireblog and visiting us here for our Official posts! We Thank you and hope you are safe whereever you play/work/live. – Ed.

#SandFire #CAwildfires2019

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The Wildfire Log | Sand Fire | CA | 6

CALIFORNIA

JUNE 9, 2019 – SUNDAY – 1630 PDT

Incident Summary

The SAND FIRE began on June 8th around 1450 hours PDT.  The official cause has not been released yet via CAL FIRE, who is the lead fire agency.

It is located about seven miles NNW of Guinida and 92 miles NNE of San Francisco, California.

Current Status

The fire has burned approximately 2,220 acres and south of Hwy 16, there’s an additional 1,020 acres.  The total appears to be 3,240 acres. This was heard via scanner feed. CAL FIRE’s official presser states 2,220 acres total and 20% contained.

It appears the fire is holding inside the retardant line but they still have another 500 acres of control lines to be put into place. They are saying these will be mostly handlines and dozers will be tasked with half of that amount of acres.

Some air tankers are being returned back to their home base for load and hold.

Resources

There is a total of 500 fire personnel along with 38 engines, 4 fire crews, 4 helicopters, 5 dozers and 5 water tenders assigned to this incident as previously reported by CAL FIRE.

Evacuation Information

Evacuations are in effect for those on County Rd 41. CAL FIRE evacuation map https://yolo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=ea03deb166f849a7acb9153779001c98

Shelter is located at Esparto Boy Scout Cabin.  16980 Yolo Avenue. (Source:  Yolo Co Sheriff Office)

Current Fire Weather

Current weather conditions in Brooks, California is Sunny skies with temps 94*F, winds have died down to 7 mph and humidity the same at 15%.

There is a RED FLAG WARNING for all of Yolo County.

Social Media

You can also find us on Twitter @nwfireblog tweeting out live coverage on wildfires as providing full updates on this Official Fire Blog.  To find out more information about who we are, what we do and why we do it – Follow us here on this Blog! We appreciate you reading this post and others. – Ed.

#SandFire #CAwildfires2019

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