AZ WILDFIRE SIT REP | CASSADORE SPRINGS FIRE | AUGUST 8 2020

CASSADORE SPRINGS FIRE

11 miles North of San Carlos, Arizona


Photo Credit | BIA – San Carlos Agency

UPDATE 1 – SATURDAY (8/8/2020)

Three firefighters use drip torches to ignite vegetation along a dirt road.

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Discovered – 8/1/2020
  • Cause – Lightning
  • Fire Fuels – tall grass, brush and timber
  • Area – San Carlos Apache Reservation, Hilltop area, Natanes Plateau
  • Lead Agency – BIA – San Carlos Agency
  • Command – Type 2 Team – IC/Carl Schwope.  Trainee/Aaron Hulburd. SWA IMT 4

CURRENT STATUS

  • Size/Containment Status – 19,142 acres, 25% contained
  • Expected containment – 8/18/2020
  • Fire behavior – Active.  Running.
  • Projected Fire Activity – Western edge working into Alder Creek, moving through pine along the 1100 road towards Sawmill and DP10.

A thick white plume of smoke rises up toward a blue sky with wispy clouds.

RESOURCES

Staffing

  • 369 total personnel

Incident Cooperators

  • BIA
  • SWAIMT
  • AZDEQ
  • NWS Phoenix
  • NWS IMET Operations

Equipment

  • 1 Type 1 helo
  • 3 Type 3 helos
  • 2 camp crews
  • 1 Type 1 crews
  • 6 Type 2 IA crews
  • 10 Type 6 engines
  • 4 Support Water tenders
  • 2 Tactical Water tenders

Brown smoke rises up from blackened soil and blends with wispy white clouds in a blue sky.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – updated 8/8/2020 1650 PT

AZ WILDFIRE SIT REP | WINTERS FIRE | AUGUST 8 2020

WINTERS FIRE 

UPDATE 1 – SATURDAY (8/8/2020)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • 10 North / NE of Globe, Arizona
  • Tonto National Forest
  • Start 8/8/2020 1450 PT

CURRENT STATUS

  • VLAT, 2 LAT, 2 Type 1 or 2IA on order

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2020 1630 PT

CA WILDFIRE SIT REP | COLTRANE FIRE | AUGUST 8 2020

COLTRANE INCIDENT

Update 1 | Saturday (8/8/2020)

Photo Credit | Greg Doyle, LACoFD Volunteer Photographer (written ok received)

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INCIDENT SUMMARY – CURRENT STATUS

  • Start 8/8/2020 appears around 1430 PT
  • Mulch fire
  • Newhall Pass, California
  • No extension to nearby brush
  • Appears units on-scene are on top of it
  • Limited details

We will provide another update if more information is received. We did reach out to the Los Angeles County Fire Department PIO for call details, status, size, etc.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2020 1440 PT

 

CA WILDFIRE SIT REP | STAGECOACH FIRE | AUGUST 8 2020

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STAGECOACH FIRE | BLM – Central California District

UPDATE 1 – SATURDAY (8/8/2020)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Reported – 8/3/2020, 1529 PT
  • Cause – Unknown, under investigation
  • Response – Wildfire
  • Fuels – Tall brush, tall grass
  • Area – Havilah and Piute communities in Kern County. 9 miles south of Lake Isabella.
  • Command – Unified Command (BLM)

CURRENT STATUS

  • Fire behavior – Active with uphill and wind-driven runs
  • Fire weather concerns – high temps, low RH and winds
  • Size/Containment -7,748 acres, 31% contained
  • Damages – 2 structures damaged
  • Destroyed – 25 structures
  • Injuries – 0
  • EVACUATIONS – in effect

EVACUATIONS !

Mandatory

  • Caliente Bodfish Road East to Piute Mtn Road
  • From area South of School Street to just South of Heritage Way
  • Saddle Springs Road/Piute Mtn Road as it goes near Burton Mill, Clear Creek, Cold Spring, Liebel Peak, Piute Peak, Piute Spring, Rocky Point and Saddle Spring

Temporary Evacuation Point

  • Former K-Mart
  • 710 W Tehachapi Blvd, Tehachapi, CA

Evacuation Shelter

  • RED CROSS – Call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment

Precautionary

  • Dailey Road East to West end of Gold Spur
  • Between top of Indian Oak Loop South to Williams Road and Williams Road South to Walker Basin Road
  • Between Johns Road East to East end of Douglas Avenue

Lifted*

  • LIFTED as of 6pm Saturday evening*
  • West end of Oak Ox Road East to Caliente Bodfish Road
  • Between Quail Canyon Road South to Foxtail Canyon Road
  • The west end of Owls Clover Road/Malivn Road east to the east end of Kendall Road
  • Between Erdle Drive South to Piute Meadows Road

CLOSURES

Roads

  • Thompson Canyon Road east of the cattle guard
  • Approximately .25 mile east of Gossip Rock

RESOURCES

  • Staffing – Total 852 personnel including  92 overhead personnel
  • Equipment – 9 helicopters, 5 air tankers, 7 dozers, 32 engines, 11 water tenders, 22 crews

HASHTAGS

  • #StagecoachFire
  • #CAwildfires
  • #FireSeason2020

PHOTO(S) CREDIT

  • Central CA District – BLM

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2020 1420 PT

CA WILDFIRE SIT REP | TEXAS FIRE | AUGUST 8 2020

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TEXAS FIRE | Angeles National Forest

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INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Start – 8/8/2020 1350 PT
  • Response – 2-alarm wildfire
  • Fuels – brush, chaparral
  • Cause – Unknown, under investigation
  • IC – Oscar Vargas

RESOURCES

  • Staffing – 220 personnel
  • Equipment

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CURRENT STATUS

  • Size/Containment – 210 acres, 5 acres.
  • Fire WX – Very high to extreme.

HASHTAGS

  • #CAwildfires
  • #FireSeason2020

PHOTO(S) CREDIT

  • USFS – Angeles National Forest

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2020 1350 PT

CA WILDFIRE SIT REP | APPLE FIRE | 1

APPLE FIRE

 Oak Glen Road x Apple Tree.  N of Cherry Valley (Riverside County), California

Photo Credit | Doug Chudy, Wildlands Conservancy

Smoke from the fire camp

SATURDAY,  AUGUST 8, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY – CURRENT STATUS

  • Start 7/31/2020
  • 32,412 acres. 35% contained
  • Human caused
  • Unified Command CAL FIRE Riverside/Riverside County, USFS-San Bernardino, Yucaipa City FD
  • EVACUATIONS IN EFFECT

Photo Credit | USFS

group of firefighters monitor fire

RESOURCES

Staffing

  • 2,845 fire personnel
  • 42 crews

Equipment

  • 18 helicopters
  • 276 engines
  • 24 dozers
  • 40 water tenders
  • 2 fixed wing aircraft

Incident Cooperators

  • Riverside Co EMD
  • Morongo Band of Mission Indians
  • Riverside County Sheriffs Office
  • San Bernardino County Sheriffs Office
  • San Bernardino County Fire
  • California Hwy Patrol
  • Southern California Edison

smoke column rising up

EVACUATIONS 

Riverside County Residents

  • East of Potrero Road
  • North of Morongo Road
  • West of Whitewater Canyon
  • South of San Bernardino County Line
  • All areas West of Hwy 68
  • North of I-10
  • South of San Bernardino County Line
  • East of Whitewater Canyon

San Bernardino County Residents

  • Forest Falls
  • Pioneertown
  • Rimrock
  • Community of Morongo Valley (including both sides of Hwy 62)

Closed Areas

  • San Gorgonio Wilderness
  • All Forest Service rec areas in Forest Falls
  • Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT)

Photo Credit | USFS

fire and smoke visible on a hill.

DONATIONS

  • Firefighters are self-sufficient and have all the required provisions
  • Recommendations to donate to Local Food Pantries

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

  • 4 Structures lost
  • 1 injury reported

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2020 1320 PT

 

 

WILDFIRE AM SIT REP | WA | AUGUST 8 2020

Thank you for reading our Washington State Morning Situational Report for Saturday, August 8, 2020.

Hope you enjoy your day and always remember before going to a new area, check fire bans and restrictions and how to be Fire Smart about campfires, reporting wildfires and you/your family’s safety.

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OKANOGAN COUNTY | NE WA Comm Center

Leader Lake | Dispatched 1011 PT.   Wildfire. Contained/controlled 1030 PT. 0.01 ac. 7208 (IC), 27.  LEADER LAKE FIRE.

THURSTON COUNTY | South Puget Sound Dispatch

I-5 SB, Hwy 101. Exit 105 | Dispatched 1108 PT.  Wildfire.  E8310. Open CAD call. I-5 HWY 101 FIRE.

Olympia | Dispatched 1001 PT.   Olympia. .1 acre. Brush. Barta (IC). Resources on-scene. Open CAD call.   WALDEN FIRE.

Capitol Forest | Dispatched 0825 PT.   Capitol Forest.  Patton (IC), E8201, 8213, Reed, M. Resources on-scene. Open CAD call. Unk acreage or status.  SUNBEAM CREEK FIRE.

I-5 NB MP 114 | Dispatched 8/7/2020 1831 PT.  I-5 NB MP 114.  0.5 acres. Grass and brush. DNR 32, E8203 still on-scene.  Lacey FD’s E34/B34 were on-scene yesterday, blocked 1 lane on the freeway. Still an open CAD call on 8/8/2020.  NISQUALLY HILL FIRE.

YAKIMA COUNTY | Central WA Comm Center

Coleman | Dispatched  1118 PT.   Smoke Check.  Open CAD call.  COLEMAN Command.

Dog Lake | Dispatched 0936 PT. Smoke Check. Open CAD call. Patrol 8.  CRAMER LAKE Command.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2020 1245 PT

 

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NEW BRUSH FIRE SPARKED IN VENTURA COUNTY CALIFORNIA

Firefighters and equipment were deployed about 1200 PT into the Box Canyon between the City of Simi Valley and Chatsworth, California for a brush fire that started in the area on Friday, July 31, 2020.

The brush fire is named the SHIRLEY FIRE.  It is approximately a 20×20 spot under some oak trees and brush.  Hose lines were quickly deployed and direct attack on the fire is being made.  The fire is moving into rocky areas where access has been deemed difficult to reach.

Incident Cooperators are:  VCFD, LAFD, LAcoFD and CHP.

ROAD CLOSURES –> Box Canyon Road and Shirley Drive.

Homes are threatened but no evacuations are currently under way.

Winds are light but is causing the fire to be moved by them.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/31/2020 1238 PT

 

NORTHWEST WILDFIRES CONTINUE TO BURN | JULY 31 2020 | AM REPORT

Wildfires continue to plague the great Pacific Northwest States of Washington and Oregon.   Here is the AM recap for both states combined.

Photo Credit | Forest Service NW

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It is heating up throughout the Northwest with hot dry weather and firefighters are asking for your help. They are asking you to know where campfires are allowed and how to put them out. Always drown them with water and make sure they are cold to the touch. Never leave fires unattended.

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WASHINGTON STATE

ANGLIN  | WILDFIRE

WA DNR-NE Region. 10 miles E of Tonasket and 12 miles NE of Riverside. Timber and short grass. Min fire behavior with smoldering. Cause under investigation. Homes threatened. Evacuation orders lifted.  1,728 acres. 80% contained. 358 total personnel. 8 crews, 23 engines, 2 helos. 3 structures destroyed. Cooperators:  Okanogan County DEM, Okanogan Co Fire District and the Okanogan Co Sheriff’s Office. $1.2 Million CTD.

BOZY CREEK  | WILDFIRE

Capitol Forest. Thurston County.  IC Aschenbrenner. E8201, E8203, Hart, Provencher on-scene. Dispatched 0200 PT. 2 acres. Slash fire fuels. SPS Dispatch Center.

COLOCKUM | WILDFIRE

WA DNR-SE Region. Started on private land 10 miles SE of Wenatchee and near Malaga. Brush and grass fire fuels. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Structures still threatened. 2,967 acres. 94% contained. State mobe was approved on July 24th but have since downgraded.  36 total personnel. 1 crew and 3 engines. 1 structure lost. $2.4 Million CTD.

COULEE MEADOWS | WILDFIRE

Near Sagebrush Flat and 18 miles NW of Ephrata.  Douglas County. Grass and sage brush. Very difficult terrain. Cause unknown.  Active fire behavior. Fire burning along Moses Coulee Rd, milepost 7. 600 acres. 0% contained. Approved for engines, crews, dozers via WA State Fire Marshal’s Office for State Mobe.

Cooperators: Grant Co FD13, Douglas County FD, BLM OR/WA, Grant Co FD5, SE WA Interagency IMT.

LEVEL 1 EVACUATIONS –> homes N of fire to Rd 3 SW; East of fire to Rd C SW and to Division Rd. Orders being made by the Douglas County Sheriffs Office.

CEDAR CREEK | SMOKE CHECK

Cedar Creek. Pend Oreille County. NC 7302 dispatched 0943 PT.  NEC Dispatch Center.

CHIKAMIN | WILDFIRE

Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest. 30 acres. Dispatched 0823 PT.  Light smoke seen in the area to the north of Lake Wenatchee. It is burning in steep high country about 10 miles of Plain.

Photo Credit | Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue

No threats to structures. Winds pushing to the west. No resources showing in WA DNR CAD system. Cooperators: CWC Dispatch Center and Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue PIO.

CONGER | WILDFIRE

Conconully. Okanogan County. Dispatched 0459 PT.  HI 7205 (IC) along with AR 7402, HI 31, NC 7305, SO 27, 60, 7205, 7208 and 7211.  Call came in as multiple slash piles on fire in West Fork Salmon Creek.   Cooperators:  Okanogan, Omak and Conconully FD. Resources on-scene. 1.32 acres. NEC Dispatch  Center.

EAGLE ROCK | WILDFIRE

Mirabeau Park. Spokane County.  Dispatched 0845 PT. Contained 0846 and controlled at 0900 PT. Incident #NES-1763/AEK-221. NEC Dispatch Center.

EASTON RIDGE | SMOKE CHECK

South of South Peak. Kittitas County. Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest. Dispatched 1151 T. No resources on it yet from DNR. CWC Dispatch Center.

HOLMES CREEK | WILDFIRE

Central  Washington. 0.1 acre. Grass, brush, slash, duff.  IC Lucas King. Dispatched 0912 PT. Contained and controlled 0927 PT. CWC Dispatch Center.

NORTH MARY | WILDFIRE

Springdale. Stevens County.  Dispatched 0237 PT.

On July 29th at 1738 PT, the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office states:  There’s been 3 suspicious fires near Mary Walker School in Springdale this week. Tip Line #800-572-0947 and report it immediately.

PANTHER RIDGE | SMOKE CHECK

Dispatched 1011 PT. No resources showing dispatched as of yet. CWC Dispatch Center.

PEACHES RIDGE | SMOKE CHECK

Peaches Ridge. Kittitas County.  E 4202, 4203, 4204, SE Sewell. Dispatched 0814 PT. CWC Dispatch Center.

TRAIL 1377 | SMOKE CHECK

Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest.  Dispatched 1010 PT. No resources showing dispatched as of yet.  CWC Dispatch Center.

OREGON

BEN YOUNG FIRE

ODF-Lake Unit. 13 miles S of Paisley.  Timber, brush and short grass. Min fire behavior burning on steep slopes with grass and brush. Creeping and smoldering. Infrastructures and buildings threatened.  Started 7/21/2020 1300 PT. Cause unknown, under investigation. Closures in effect.

Photo Credit | USFS

Ben Young Fire advancing up Myers Butte on the day it started

1,249 acres. 95% contained. 35 total personnel. 1 crew and 3 engines. $2.3 Million CTD.

DRAGON ROCK FIRE

BLM-Lakeview District. 30 miles E of Christmas Valley. Brush and short grass. Min fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.  858 acres. 75% contained. 37 total personnel.1 crew and 4 engines. $300K CTD.

MATLOCK FIRE

USFS-Umatilla NF. 13 miles NW of Ukiah. Dry grass and downed-and-downed Timber. Start 7/28/2020. Lightning caused.  Active fire behavior with crowning, group and single-tree torching. Homes threatened.  85 acres. 40% contained.

Photo Credit | Umatilla NF

Aerial view of the Matlock Fire on July 29, 2020, showing successful retardant drops slowing fire growth.

147 total personnel. 4 hand crews, 7 engines, dozers and 3 helos. IC: Gabe Hale, NE OR Interagency Type 3 IMT.  $650K CTD.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/31/2020 1215 PT

Firefighters Respond to House Fire in South Seattle

Seattle, Washington – Firefighters from Skyway, Renton, Tukwila FD along with King County Medics were dispatched to a home in the 12900 block of 76th Avenue South just after 2000 hours PT on Thursday, July 30, 2020.

A full 360* of the building was unable to be completed by first arriving units due to overgrown brush and bushes surrounding the home.

Photo Credit | KC Tax Assessor

Current Picture

It was stated that this appears it should be vacant but there remnants of people possibly living inside the structure.   When units were arriving, the fire had reached a 2nd alarm level but when Command arrived on-scene, the fire was downgraded to a first-alarm.

Units dispatched were Engines 322, 353, 311, 314, ; B311 (command), B313; L311, Rehab 202, MSO1 (medical), A322, Medic 5.

Firefighters quickly egressed on this fire knocking it down rather fast, then tapping the basement fire.  Primary and secondary searches were conducted but nothing was found.

There were no reported injuries or needs for displaced residents.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/30/2020 2100 PT