U.S. Active Wildfires | June 24, 2017 | PM UPdate

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GREAT BASIN AREA

There were 16 fires reported in this area since yesterday.  Of the 16 incidents, 2 were new large fires with 4 of those fires being not contained.  1 Type 1 IMT and 1 Type 2 IMTs are committed.

COLORADO

392 FIRE.  NEW!  Resources dispatched @ 1240 hours. Park @ Spark Ranger District X Long Chimney Spring  9.5 miles NE of Como.  Human caused.  Resources on-scene.  Grass and trees.  100 acres. 0% containment.*

BLACK BURN FIRE.  NEW!  Grand Junction Intergency Dispatch Center.  Grass and brush.  15 acres.  Dispatched @ 0813 hours.*

KAWUNEECHE FIRE.  NEW!  Kawuneeche Road.  Ft. Collins Interagency Dispatch Center.  0.1 acres.*

VISTA FIRE.  NEW!  Rio Grande County.  Monte Vista Refuge.  8.2 miles NE of Monte Cristo.  Human caused.  3 acres.  Dispatched @ 1200 hours.  Contained  @ 1420 hours.  Out @ 1430 hours.  Grass fire fuels.*

NEVADA

HUNTER CREEK FIRE.  NEW! Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.  Near the Michael D. Thompson Trailhead in the Hunter Creek area west of Reno.  On 2100 on Thursday, June 22, the Hunter Creek Fire transitioned from a unified command (TMFPD /Reno Fire Department/Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest) to a single U.S. Forest Service Type 3 organization. Grass, sage and brush. 24 acres. 65% contained.  4 hand crews, 2 engines, and 3 overhead on the fire.*

Hunter Creek Fire 06/23/17

Hunter Creek Fire. Crews heading out. (Credit: John Gaffney)

RED SPRINGS FIRE.   Elko District, BLM. 5 miles NW of Jiggs. Brush, timber and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, group and single tree torching.  4,598 acres.  95% contained.  217 personnel.  7 crews.  9 engines.  1 helicopter.  $477,000 CTD.*

SPANISH FIRE.   NEW!  Winnemucca District, BLM.  19 miles NE of Winnemucca, NV.  Tall grass and brush. Active fire behavior with backing and running.  300 acres. 40% contained.  73 personnel.  1 crews.  4 engines.  1 helicopter.  $40,000 CTD.*

UTAH

BRIANHEAD FIRE.   Southwest Area, Utah DOF. IMT 1 (Martin) and IMT 2 (Roide). 1

Smoke Plume view from Parowan

A smoke plume view from the ICP.

mile N of Brian Head.  Timber and heavy logging slash. Extreme fire behavior with crowning, group torching and long-range spotting.  Numerous residences threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect.  37,560 acres.  5% contained.  836 personnel.  23 crews.  40 engines.  9 helicopters.  25 structures lost.  $5.7 Million CTD.*

LINCOLN BEACH FIRE.  NEW!   Northwest Area, Utah DOF. 4 miles NW of West Mountain. Short grass.  Active fire behavior with running and backing. Residences threatened. 2,252 acres.  50% contained.  0 resources.  $200,000 CTD.*

Shepard Fire. (Credit: South Davis Metro FD)

SHEPARD FIRE. NEW!  1500 N Compton, Farmington.  Start 6/23/2017.  Unknown cause.  130 acres. 20% containment.  Minimal smoke can been.*

A drone has been spotted flying over the Shepard Fire. Due to drone activity, all fire suppression aircraft will be forced to land and remain until the airspace is cleared.  #NoDronesInFireZones  It is illegal and drone operators may be pay the consequences if caught.  Some have been known to have their drone and all other equipment confiscated by Law Enforcement officials or even shot down by ground fire resources.

SOUTHWEST AREA

As of today’s report, there were 12 new wildfires reported with 2 of them being new large incidents and 9 uncontained fires.  There are 2 Type 1 IMT’s  and 3 Type 2 IMT’s committed in this area.

ARIZONA

Fire Fact:  Arizona Gov. Ducey declared a state of emergency to get additional funds to fight all wildfires.

BAR X FIRE.  Coronado, NF. 10 miles SE of Fort Grant. Tall grass and brush. Lightning ignited on June 21st around 1545 hours.  Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Residences threatened. 52% contained.  0 resources.  $225,000 CTD. The Bar X fire lies within the planning area of the Frye incident.*

BATTLE FIRE.  NEW!  Prescott Dispatch Center.  I-17 NB and mile marker 250.  Dispatched at 1008 hours.*

BOUNDARY FIRE.   Coconino, NF. IMT 2 (Andrews). 12 miles N of Bellemont. Timber, short grass and heavy logging slash. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and torching. Residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  15,942 acres.  88% contained.  282 personnel.*

BUCK FIRE.  NEW! Flagstaff Dispatch Center. NE Buck Mtn. 1841 dispatch time.*

COLUMBINE FIRE.  NEW!  Mile marker 347 – 348.  Show Low Interagency Dispatch Center.  Dispatched @ 1958 hours.  Pine with understory.  0.1 acres.  Resources include H-118MB. *

DRAW FIRE.  NEW!  Hayfield Draw.  Prescott Dispatch Center.  Fire resources dispatched at 1115 hours.   Fire contained to .25 acres.*

Encino Fire

Encino Fire. Night operations continue showing an array of extreme fire behavior.

ENCINO FIRE.  Southeast District, Arizona DOF. 2 miles S of Sonoita.  Started June 20, 2017, near town of Sonoita by lightning.  Tall grass and brush.   10 personnel. 1,289 acres.  10% containment.  Fire weather forecast is extremely hot  with possible isolated showers. 6 structures lost.  $160,000 CTD.*

ECONOLINE FIRE.  NEW! NB I-17 and mile marker 311.  Fire resources dispatched @ 0903 PDT.  RRRD contained. Flagstaff Dispatch Center.*

FREEZE 2 FIRE.  San Carlos Agency, BIA. Previously reported incident. 27 miles SW of Whitewater. Timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior.  2,832 acres.  70% contained.  11 personnel.  1 helicopter.  $4.4 Million CTD.

FRYE FIRE.   Coronado, NF. IMT 1 (Poncin) and IMT 2 (Sinclair). 9 miles W of Swift Trail

Fire Sprinkler Installation in Turkey Flat

Fire sprinkler installation in Turkey Flat.

Junction.  Lightning caused.  Timber,  brush and chaparral. Extreme fire behavior with spotting, wind- driven and uphill runs. Numerous residences area threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.   35,569 acres. 29% contained.  29 Engines, 23 Crews, 10 Helicopters, 3 Dozer, 11 Water tenders and 203 miscellaneous overhead support personnel.   IC:  Alan Sinclair/ Dave Gesser, trainee with the Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 3.*

Goodwin Fire. (Credit: AZ State Forestry)

GOODWIN FIRE.  NEW! Senator Highway. Resources dispatched @ 1548 hours. 14 miles South of Prescott. Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is evacuating the community of Pine Flat as a precautionResources on-scene. 250 acres. DFFM assisting U.S. Forest Service. Prescott National Forest.  North Red Cross shelter open at  @ Mayer High School.*

Fire Fact:  78% of firefighters tested at spike camp on Frye fire had strep throat.

KEILLER FIRE. NEW!  Dispatched fire resources @ 1926 hours to Highway 10 and mile marker 340. (AZ Dispatch Center)*

LINGSHIRE FIRE. NEW!  SR 260 and mile marker 213.  Dispatched @ 1118 hours. (AZ Dispatch Center.)*

MAGGIE FIRE.   Phoenix District Office, BLM.  6 miles N of Black Canyon City. Tall grass, brush and timber.  Last report.  1,400 acres.  90% contained.  11 personnel.   3 engines.  $660,000 CTD.*

O RO RANCH FIRE. NEW!  This wildfire was reported on June 23,2017, around 0700 hours.  It is currently burning in grass and timber and is located on private land owned by the O RO Ranch, which is 25 miles from Bagdad. The Arizona DOF and Fire Management in cooperation with the land owner is providing resources to maintain fire near existing acreage. There is 30 personnel. Minimal smoke is visible from this fire. No structures are at risk.  159 acres have been scorched and have a zero % containment status.*

R14 FIRE.   Fort Apache Agency, BIA. 3 miles S of Cedar Creek. Timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.  749 acres. 90% contained.  118 personnel.  5 crews.  1 engine.  $400,000 CTD.*

SADDLE FIRE.  NEW!  Packsaddle Mountain.  Dispatched @ 1510 hours.  IC in place 2 2000 hours. Resources on-scene.  1500 acres.  0% contained. Tucson Dispatch Center.*

TRAMWAY #11 FIRE.  NEW! Tramway Track.  Fire resources dispatched @ 1910 hours.  Via Flagstaff Dispatch Center.*

TURKEY FIRE.  NEW! Approximately 35 miles N of Douglas and Turkey Creek and Chircahua Mountains.  Started 6/24/2017 @ 1530 hours. Lightning ignited. 100 personnel. 50 acres.  Grass and brush.  Structures are about .25 acres from fire.*

NEW MEXICO

BONITA FIRE.  Carson, NF. IMT 2 (Bales). 16 miles NE of Canjilon. Timber, brush and short grass.  Minimal fire behavior with backing and smoldering. Numerous residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.   7,426 acres.  81% contained.  315 personnel.  6 crews.  8 engines.  3 helicopters.  $3.9 Million CTD.*

Fire Fact:  Illegal drone spotted on the Bonita Fire, aircraft grounded on Friday, June 23, 2017. #NoDronesInFireZones

Helicopter safety briefing

Cajete Fire. A helicopter briefing training session where it is necessary for safety of its firefighters. (Credit: Dana Wilson/BLM Colorado)

CAJETE FIRE.   Santa Fe, NF.  8 miles NE of Jemez Springs. Timber and medium logging slash. No new info.   1,412 acres.  96% contained.  258 personnel.  5 crews.  5 engines. 4 helicopters.  $4.2 Million CTD.*

GRIFFITH FIRE.   Las Vegas District, New Mexico State Forestry. 2 miles W of Romero. Chaparral and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.  5,000 acres.  96% contained.  9 personnel.  3 engines.  $6,000 CTD.*

HIGHLAND FIRE.   Bernalillo District, New Mexico State Forestry.15 miles NE of Encino, NM. Short grass and brush. Moderate fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and single tree torching.  927 acres.  85% contained.  83 personnel.  3 crews.  7 engines.  $150,000 CTD.*

ROUND FIRE.   Gila, NF. Previously reported incident.  16 miles W of Winston. Timber and short grass.  Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing and torching. Last report.  7,200 acres.  0% contained.  103 personnel.  4 engines.  $941,000 CTD.*

SEVEN FIRE. NEW!  This wildfire burning is on National Forest System lands in Catron County.  It is about 4 miles East of the Negrito Fire Base. Started June 22, 2017 from an unknown cause. Estimation is approximately 1,189 acres with a 0% containment status.  38 personnel.   Minimal fire behavior with creeping and medium to low fire conditions. Weather conditions predicted over the fire area will be an increase in moisture, primarily relative humidity with a cooling trend of 10-15 degrees cooler today.  There is a 50% chance of rain over the fire area.

NORTHWEST AREA

WASHINGTON

Fire Fact:  On June 23, 2017, the warm weather outlook pushed fire danger ratings up due to hot, dry and windy conditions in Washington State. (Map courtesy of WA DNR)

OREGON

RHOADES CANYON 0301 RN FIRE.   Prineville District, BLM. 3 miles E of Clarno. Brush and short grass.   Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven and uphill runs. Structures threatened.    14,000 acres. 50% containment. 99 personnel. 4 crews. 7 engines. 3 helicopters. $450,000 CTD.

IDAHO

CHAPARRAL FIRE.  NEW!  Wilderness Ranch and Chaparral.  0.75 acres. Resource SE625 dispatched @ 1730 hours.. Boise Interagency Dispatch Center.*

COLE FIRE.  NEW!  Cole Ten Mile Creek.  Boise Interagency Dispatch Center.  Resources BC30 , INV1, E1415, E1421, E1422, WT1931 dispatched @ 1856 hours. *

RA 1 CANYON FIRE.  NEW!  Dispatched @ 1659 hours. 7 acres.  Resources E1411 and E1412 dispatched.*

CALIFORNIA

Southern California saw 20 new wildfires since Friday, June 23, 2017, with 3 still not contained.  1 Type 1 IMT is only committed in this area.

BISHOP FIRE.  NEW!  North of Davis Creek.  Modoc Interagency Communications Center.  Dispatched @ 1651 hours.  Grass, brush and  juniper.  BC31 on-scene.  8.28 acres.*

BRUSH FIRE.  NEW!  2598 Kanan Road X Triunfo Canyon Road X Sierra Creek Road.  Dispatched @ 1915 hours. *

BRUSH FIRE. NEW!  Kristen Lee Drive X Yellowwood Drive.  Angeles National  Forest.  Dispatched @ 1407 hours. *

CREEK FIRE.  CAL Fire – Fresno County. Off Los Gatos Creek Rd, west of Derrick.  357 acres. 40% contained.*

HOLCOMB FIRE.   San Bernardino, NF. IMT 2 (Kelly). 3 miles NE  of Big Bear.  Brush,

Helicopter on it's way to make a drop with water

Holcomb Fire. You can easily see the fire inferno down below as a helicopter goes to make a water drop. (Credit: RS Vacations via Inciweb)

short grass and  timber. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Residences threatened. Area and trail closures in  effect.   1,582 acres. 75% contained.  1,163 personnel.  27 crews. 64 engines.  $5.2 Million CTD.*

INYO FIRE.  NEW!  Owens Valley Interagency Communications Center.  Inyo  Craters.  Resources dispatched @ 1406 hours.*

LAKESHORE FIRE.  NEW!  Modoc Interagency Communications Center.  Resources dispatched @ 1719 hours. BC on-scene @ 2214 hours.*

UNNAMED WILDFIRE.  NEW!  Los Padres National Forest.  South Coast Ridge Road X Naciemento Ferguson Road.  Resources dispatched @ 1243 hours.*

Fire Images (unless specifically noted) are Courtesy of Inciweb.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

U.S. Active Wildfires | June 24, 2017

National Fire News

According to the National Interagency Incident Coordination Center, nationally there were 96 new wildfires and 4 of those being new large incidents.  There were 3 large fires that were contained.  There are still 17 uncontained wildfires.

There are 3 Type 1 IMTs and 5 Type 2 IMTS committed.

GREAT BASIN AREA

There were 16 fires reported in this area since yesterday.  Of the 16 incidents, 2 were new large fires with 4 of those fires being not contained.  1 Type 1 IMT and 1 Type 2 IMTs are committed.

NEVADA

Red Springs Fire

Red Springs Fire. Devastation to an area where wildfire has burned.

HUNTER CREEK FIRE.  NEW! Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.  Near the Michael D. Thompson Trailhead in the Hunter Creek area west of Reno.  On 2100 on Thursday, June 22, the Hunter Creek Fire transitioned from a unified command (TMFPD /Reno Fire Department/Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest) to a single U.S. Forest Service Type 3 organization. Grass, sage and brush. 24 acres. 65% contained.  4 hand crews, 2 engines, and 3 overhead on the fire.

Hunter Creek Fire 06/23/17

Hunter Creek Fire. Crews heading out. (Credit: John Gaffney)

RED SPRINGS FIRE.   Elko District, BLM. 5 miles NW of Jiggs. Brush, timber and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, group and single tree torching.  4,598 acres.  95% contained.  217 personnel.  7 crews.  9 engines.  1 helicopter.  $477,000 CTD.

SPANISH FIRE.   NEW!  Winnemucca District, BLM.  19 miles NE of Winnemucca, NV.  Tall grass and brush. Active fire behavior with backing and running.  300 acres. 40% contained.  73 personnel.  1 crews.  4 engines.  1 helicopter.  $40,000 CTD.

UTAH

BRIANHEAD FIRE.   Southwest Area, Utah DOF. IMT 1 (Martin) and IMT 2 (Roide). 1

Smoke Plume view from Parowan

A smoke plume view from the ICP.

mile N of Brian Head.  Timber and heavy logging slash. Extreme fire behavior with crowning, group torching and long-range spotting.  Numerous residences threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect.  37,560 acres.  5% contained.  836 personnel.  23 crews.  40 engines.  9 helicopters.  25 structures lost.  $5.7 Million CTD.

LINCOLN BEACH FIRE.  NEW!   Northwest Area, Utah DOF. 4 miles NW of West Mountain. Short grass.  Active fire behavior with running and backing. Residences threatened. 2,252 acres.  50% contained.  0 resources.  $200,000 CTD.

Shepard Fire. (Credit: South Davis Metro FD)

SHEPARD FIRE. NEW!  1500 N Compton, Farmington.  Start 6/23/2017.  Unknown cause.  130 acres. 20% containment.  Minimal smoke can been.

A drone has been spotted flying over the Shepard Fire. Due to drone activity, all fire suppression aircraft will be forced to land and remain until the airspace is cleared.  #NoDronesInFireZones  It is completely illegal and drone operators may be pay the consequences if caught.  Some have been known to have their drone and all other equipment confiscated by Law Enforcement officials or even shot down by ground fire resources.

SOUTHWEST AREA

As of today’s report, there were 12 new wildfires reported with 2 of them being new large incidents and 9 uncontained fires.  There are 2 Type 1 IMT’s  and 3 Type 2 IMT’s committed in this area.

ARIZONA

Fire Fact:  Arizona Gov. Ducey declared state of emergency to get additional funds to fight all wildfires.

BAR X FIRE. NEW! Coronado, NF. 10 miles SE of Fort Grant. Tall grass and brush. Active fire behavior with creeping. Residences threatened. 1st/Last report.  2,465 acres. 52% contained.  0 resources.  $225,000 CTD.

BOUNDARY FIRE.   Coconino, NF. IMT 2 (Andrews). 12 miles N of Bellemont. Timber, short grass and heavy logging slash. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and torching. Residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  13,964 acres.  80% contained.  332 personnel.  5 crews.  13 engines.  4 helicopters.  $7.2 Million CTD.

Encino Fire

Encino Fire. Night operations continue showing an array of extreme fire behavior.

ENCINO FIRE.  Southeast District, Arizona DOF. 2 miles S of Sonoita, AZ. Tall grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Numerous residences threatened.  1,289 acres. 95% contained.  30 personnel.  1 crew.  2 engines.  6 structures lost.  $160,000 CTD.

FREEZE 2 FIRE.  San Carlos Agency, BIA. Previously reported incident. 27 miles SW of Whitewater. Timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior.  2,832 acres.  70% contained.  11 personnel.  1 helicopter.  $4.4 Million CTD.

FRYE FIRE.   Coronado, NF. IMT 1 (Poncin) and IMT 2 (Sinclair). 9 miles W of Swift Trail

Fire Fact:  78% of firefighters tested at spike camp on Frye fire had strep throat. 

Fire Sprinkler Installation in Turkey Flat

Fire sprinkler installation in Turkey Flat.

Junction.  Lightning caused.  Timber,  brush and chaparral. Extreme fire behavior with spotting, wind- driven and uphill runs. Numerous residences area threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.    29,424 acres. 29% contained.  814 personnel.  20 crews.  20 engines.  10 helicopters.  1 structure lost. $8 Million CTD.

MAGGIE FIRE.   Phoenix District Office, BLM.  6 miles N of Black Canyon City. Tall grass, brush and timber.  Last report.  1,400 acres.  90% contained.  11 personnel.   3 engines.  $660,000 CTD.

R14 FIRE.   Fort Apache Agency, BIA. 3 miles S of Cedar Creek. Timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.  749 acres. 90% contained.  118 personnel.  5 crews.  1 engine.  $400,000 CTD.

NEW MEXICO

BONITA FIRE.  Carson, NF. IMT 2 (Bales). 16 miles NE of Canjilon. Timber, brush and short grass.  Minimal fire behavior with backing and smoldering. Numerous residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.   7,426 acres.  81% contained.  315 personnel.  6 crews.  8 engines.  3 helicopters.  $3.9 Million CTD.

Fire Fact:  Illegal drone spotted on the Bonita Fire, aircraft grounded on Friday, June 23, 2017. #NoDronesInFireZones

Helicopter safety briefing

Cajete Fire. A helicopter briefing training session where it is necessary for safety of its firefighters. (Credit: Dana Wilson/BLM Colorado)

CAJETE FIRE.   Santa Fe, NF.  8 miles NE of Jemez Springs. Timber and medium logging slash. No new info.   1,412 acres.  96% contained.  258 personnel.  5 crews.  5 engines. 4 helicopters.  $4.2 Million CTD.

GRIFFITH FIRE. NEW!  Las Vegas District, New Mexico State Forestry. 2 miles W of Romero. Chaparral and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.  5,000 acres.  96% contained.  9 personnel.  3 engines.  $6,000 CTD.

HIGHLAND FIRE.   Bernalillo District, New Mexico State Forestry.15 miles NE of Encino, NM. Short grass and brush. Moderate fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and single tree torching.  927 acres.  85% contained.  83 personnel.  3 crews.  7 engines.  $150,000 CTD.

ROUND FIRE.   Gila, NF. Previously reported incident.  16 miles W of Winston. Timber and short grass.  Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing and torching. Last report.  7,200 acres.  0% contained.  103 personnel.  4 engines.  $941,000 CTD.

NORTHWEST AREA

WASHINGTON

Fire Fact:  On June 23, 2017, the warm weather outlook pushed fire danger ratings up due to hot, dry and windy conditions in Washington State. (Map courtesy of WA DNR)

OREGON

RHOADES CANYON 0301 RN FIRE.   Prineville District, BLM. 3 miles E of Clarno. Brush and short grass.   Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven and uphill runs. Structures threatened.    14,000 acres. 50% containment. 99 personnel. 4 crews. 7 engines. 3 helicopters. $450,000 CTD.

IDAHO

No current wildfires burning.

CALIFORNIA

Southern California saw 20 new wildfires since Friday, June 23, 2017, with 3 still not contained.  1 Type 1 IMT is only committed in this area.

CREEK FIRE.  CAL Fire – Fresno County. Off Los Gatos Creek Rd, west of Derrick.  200 acres.  20% contained.

Row of trucks parked at bottom of a steep hill

Highway Fire apparatus parked at the bottom of very steep and rugged terrain.

HIGHWAY FIRE.  Sequoia, NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (Mills) back to the local unit occurred yesterday. 5 miles SW of Bodfish.  Tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.  1,522 acres.  95% contained.  57 personnel.  1 crew.  4 helicopters.  $3 Million CTD.

HOLCOMB FIRE.   San Bernardino, NF. IMT 2 (Kelly). 3 miles NE  of Big Bear.  Brush,

Helicopter on it's way to make a drop with water

Holcomb Fire. You can easily see the fire inferno down below as a helicopter goes to make a water drop. (Credit: RS Vacations via Inciweb)

short grass and  timber. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Residences threatened. Area and trail closures in  effect.   1,582 acres. 75% contained.  1,163 personnel.  27 crews. 64 engines.  $5.2 Million CTD.

Alert!  Southern CA Edison will be conducting repair to their lines that deliver power to the Big Bear Valley area.  The estimated outage will be from 0900 – 1300 hours in order to safely complete repairs.  For more info, go to their website at : http://www.bves.com.

Lake Fire. This was in its early stages. As you can see, fire is going to spread pretty rapidly. (Credit: LACoFD)

 

LAKE FIRE.  Angeles, NF. 1 mile NE of Castaic. Chaparral and tall grass.  800 acres.  98% contained. 48 personnel.  1 crew. 1 engine. 1 helicopter. $800,000 CTD.

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(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

ALASKA WILDFIRES | JUNE 22 2017

STATE OF ALASKA

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EAST FORK WILDFIRE | 15 miles NE of Soldotna

Incident Summary

The East Fork Wildfire was ignited by lightning on June 15, 2017, around 1825 hours.  It is burning on the Kenai Wildlife Refuge and at the East Fork of Moose River of a limited suppression area.

The fires column at initial attack

Fire column showing with an initial attack in progress. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Fire Fuels

Fire fuels include black spruce and hardwoods.

Size Up

The fire has scorched 1016 acres as of June 23, 2017, but fire behavior is considered to be minimal and smoldering.  Though there has been no rain over the fire, it has been cool positive RH.

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ACTIVE WILDFIRES – STATE OF ALASKA

Due to the ever-increasing amount of fires here in the United States, we thought it might be easier to breakdown each wildfire as a combined post for each single State.   We are working to glean from all of our sources and are adding/deleting fires as we go.

Thank you for reading our blog post today.

NONVALUNUK FIRE

This wildfire is located in the Galena Zone and on BLM lands and 18 miles south of St. Michael.  Fire fuels include grass.  Fire behavior is active with creeping and is smoldering.  There have been 8,863 acres scorched so far with a 0% containment.  6 crews have been assigned to this incident.  Fire suppression and containment costs total $1,000.

TOIK HILL FIRE

This fire is also on the Galena Zone and BLM lands and located 22 miles east of St. Michael.  Grass is the main fire fuel.  Fire behavior is moderate with smoldering.  There has been 13,455 acres with a 0% containment status.  There are 25 personnel with no additional resources assigned.  $80,000 is the total amount as of today, for fire suppression and containment costs.

#TokHillFire #AKwildfires2017

NORTH ROBERTSON

The wildfire is located 28 miles NW of Tok and being addressed by the Tok Area Forestry and Alaska Department of Forestry.  Fire behavior is minimal with creeping and smoldering.  832 acres have been destroyed with containment at 95%.  There are 131 personnel assigned along with 4 crews, 1 engine and 2 helicopters.  Cost-to-date is $2.2 Million.

#NRobertsonFire #AKwildfires2017

DEADMANS SLOUGH FIRE

This third fire is also on the Galena Zone with Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and 2 miles south of Anvik.  Timber is the main fire fuel.  There is minimal fire behavior with smoldering.  358 acres have been burned but crews have successfully been able to gain a 90% containment status.  There are 52 personnel assigned along with 2 crews and 1 helicopter.  $330,000 total for fire suppression costs.

#DeadmansSloughFire #AKwildfires2017

BALL CREEK FIRE

Ball Creek is burning in the SW Area Forestry, about 8 miles east of Flat.  13,924 acres of grass and hardwood litter have been charred.  There is a 0% containment status as of today’s date. There are 20 personnel along with 1 crew assigned. Fire behavior is minimal with smoldering.

#BallCreekFire #AKwildfires2017

Don’t forget to read our other States posts in AZ, CA, NM, UT, etc.

Be safe friends…

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

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TOK AREA FORESTRY, ALASKA

Incident Summary

About 28 miles NW of Tok, Alaska in the Tok Area Forest there is a wildfire with minimal fire behavior with single tree torching, creeping and smoldering is burning.

Over 800 (832 exact) acres of timber have been scorched.  Fire crews have a reached a 60% containment status.

Resources

There are 9 acres with 1 engine and 2 helicopters.

Cost-To-Date

The cost-to-date expenses for fire suppression and containment has ow reached $1.7 Million.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

 

 

#BellCreek Fire in Alaska | 1

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SW AREA DISTRICT, ALASKA

Location

Fire has broken out in the SW Area District, about 3 miles NW of Crookes Creek in Alaska.

Acreage / Fire Fuels

About 2100 acres of timber and hardwood litter has been destroyed.

Conditions

Fire behavior is extreme with torching and crowning.

Resources

About 55 personnel are assigned to this incident along with 2 crews.

Cost-To-Date

About $296,000 has been reached for fire suppression and containment cost-to-date.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

 

 

NEW: Moose Creek Fire | Alaska | Update 1

Updated 10:15 PM PDT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

An early-morning photo of the Moose Creek Fire near Sutton. Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and local fire departments are working to contain the blaze, which was reported at 2:10 a.m. Alaska Division of Forestry photo

Credit: AK Forestry

Date/Time Started: 

  • The Moose Creek Fire was reported @ 2:10 AM on October 15th by a passing motorist.

Location:

  • The Moose Creek Fire is burning near the Moose Creek Campground.
  • About 12 miles North of Palmer and 5 miles South of Sutton, Alaska.

Fire Fuels:

  • Fire fuels are burning in cured grass and hardwoods.

Cause: 

  • The cause is unknown and under investigation, but media is now reporting this is a human-caused fire with an escaped debris pile fire.

Current Fire Conditions:

  • Fire crews are facing the harsh sub-freezing cold weather and even more colder temps from extreme windy conditions.
  • On Saturday, Fire managers used burn out operations to reinforce the containment line on the north flank with most of the fire on that side being fully contained.
  • On Sunday, fire crews are focusing most of their fire suppression efforts on the western perimeter which appears to be the most active portion of the fire.

(Credit: AK Forestry)

Size Up:

  • At the time of fire being reported, it was at 10 acres.
  • Today, it is at 300 acres with a 25% containment status.

Fire perimeter map. (Credit: AK Forestry)

PERSONNEL

Staffing: 

  • This Fire comes late into the Wildfire Season and most firefighters with most of them already laid off.
  • Fire Managers forced to scramble to find  Staffing.
  • About 50  Firefighters  are assigned from BLM Alaska Fire Service, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service.

Air Resources: 

  • 2 Helicopters are assisting ground fire crews and dropping water over the fire, but at times the winds were too fierce for flying.

SOCIAL MEDIA

NW Fire Blog:

  • We are using the following hashtags for this article:  #MooseCreekFire  #AkWILDFIRE

From the Fireground:

  • “Winds wreaking havoc for firefighters in Matanuska Valley.” – AK Forestry (10/16/2016)

Credit: Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Evacuations:

  • “Palmer Correctional Center inmates evacuated.” – Media (10/16/2016)

The People Have Spoken:

  • “Late-season fire burning near Sutton – Surface fuels burn.” (10/16/2016).
  • “Wildfire season keeps getting longer..” (10/15/2016)
  •  “It was pretty hazy out here today.” (10/15/2016)
  •  “Helicopters pulling water out of Elks Lake.” (10/15/2016)

News Media:

  • “The weather combo of cold & wind at the #MooseCreekFire is BRUTAL.” (10/16/2016)
  • “Alaska Div. Forestry says #MooseCreekFire is human caused–started as an escaped debris fire.” (10/16/2016)
  • “Forestry says the wind is too strong for helicopters to assist.” (10/16/2016)”

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Large Fire Incidents by #Hashtag | July 24, 2016

Hello and Welcome to The NW Fire Blog – Where we cover all Fire News in the NW and Beyond.

Due to the intensity of many wildfires burning across the U.S., we are switching over to wildfires over 10,000 acres as they appear to require more news coverage.

Additionally, we will be including any Large structure fires here in this post as well.

UPDATE | #BeaverCreekFire  – Routt NF. 24 mi NW of Walden (Colorado) | 24,491 acres

Prineville Hotshots

Prineville Hotshots (Credit: Mike McMillan)

Start 6/19/2016. Cause unknown and under investigation. Timber and brush. 7% contained.

Holding the line on the East Flank (Credit: Mike McMillan)

215 personnel.  3 crews. 15 engines. 1 dozer. 2 helicopters. Being managed on the Medicine Bow – Routt National Forests, BLM Kremmling Field Office, State of Colorado Lands, BLM Rawlins Field Office  and Wyoming State Forestry Division & command is a Type 3 IMT.

UPDATE |  #SandFire – NB Hwy 14/Sand Canyon Road. Los Angeles County (California) | 22,000 acres.

Started 7/22/2016 @ 1415 hours. Cause is unknown and under investigation.

Some reporting 30,000 acres. 10% contained.

Sand Fire from Hwy 14 afternoon of 7.24.2016

Hwy 14 on the Sand Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Unified Command with Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office, Angeles NF and Los Angeles Co FD.  1,673 firefighters assigned to this incident. 6 strike teams from LA Co FD

Repopulate order has been rescinded due to increased winds, danger to firefighters and to area residents.  All orders remain in effect until further notice.

Shelters:

  • Wiliam S Hart HS: 24825 Newhall Ave, Santa Clarita 
  • Pierce College at 6201 Winnetka Ave
  • Woodland Hills is now accepting large animals.
  • Hansen Dam has reached capacity of large animals.

Evacuations for:

  • Sierra Hwy at Shady Lane to Sierra Hwy at 14
  • Escondido at 14 to Sierra Hwy at 14
  • Agua Dulce Canyon Road north to the 14 Freeway
  • Crown Valley Road north to the 14 Freeway.
  • Soledad Canyon Road between Agua Dulce & Crown Valley
  • All residents in Sand Canyon from Lost Canyon to Bear Divide
  • All residents in Placerita Canyon from the Nature Center to Sand Canyon
  • Little Tujunga from Bear Divide to LA River Ranger District (Station)
  • 12371 Little Tujunga Cyn Rd.

Road Closures:

  • 14 Fwy is closed in both directions from the 5 to Avenue N
    Sand Canyon and Soledad Canyon- no entry into Sand Canyon
  • No access to Sand Canyon at NB 14 Fwy
  • Sand Canyon and Lost Canyon – no traffic into Sand Canyon / Placerita Canyon Rd EB from the 14 Fwy
  • Soledad Canyon Road EB from the 14 Fwy
  • Agua Dulce Canyon Rd EB from 14 Fwy
  • Crown Valley Road eastbound from the 14 Fwy
  • Sand Canyon Road East of Placerita Canyon to 12300 Little Tujunga.

Incident Cooperators:

  • CA Dept of Forestry
  • CAL Fire
  • San Bernardino Fire
  • CA Highway Patrol
  • Los Angeles County
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff
  • Los Angeles County Animal Control
  • National Weather Service – San Clarita
  • Los Angeles County DEM
  • Kern County Fire

Fire Facts:

  • 1500 evacuated
  • 18 structures destroyed
  • 1 civilian fatality

UPDATE | #SteamboatFire – 10 miles south west of McCarthy (Alaska) | 20,249 acres.

The Steamboat Fire moves downhill.

Steamboat Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Start 7/15/2016 by lightning. 0% contained.  Min fire behavior.  Low fire activity and rain over the area.

11 personnel.  Firefighters and one heavy helicopter are working this incident.

UPDATE | #HaydenPassFire – 20 miles SE of Salida (Colorado) | 16,520 acres.

Start 7/8/2016 by lightning.   55% contained. Min fire behavior with smoldering and creeping.

July 12, hillside smoke patchwork burn/unburned fuel

Hayden Pass Fire (Credit: Dale McMillin)

196 personnel.   Transferred fire to Rocky Mountain Type 2 Blue Team (IMT). 1 small and 1 large helicopters.

UPDATE | #CliffCreek Fire –  5 Miles North of Bondurant (Wyoming) | 16,325 acres.

7/18 fire behind ranch Rhonda Bishop PIO

Cliff Creek Fire (Credit: Rhonda Bishop, PIO)

Start 7/17/2016 by lightning. 10% contained.

16 Crews assigned with resources:  Type I Helicopters (Heavy): 4, Type 2 Helicopters and 3 Type 3 Helicopters. 24 engines. 1 dozer.  Fire now managed by Great Basin Incident Command Team 7 .

UPDATE | #SoberanesFire – 5 miles South of Carmel and Garrapta State Park. North of Palo Colorado/Big Sur (California) | 10,262 acres.

Monterey County.   5% contained.

Pre- Evacuation advisory issued by the Monterey County Fire and Sheriff’s Office for Rancho San Carlos, White Rock and Rancho San Clemente

THANK YOU

Thank you for reading our post and following us along our journeys.  Be safe out there.  Please keep firefighters, Police Officers, and all support personnel in your thoughts/prayers while they are out fighting these big fires.

Sources:  CAL Fire, Inciweb, Facebook, Twitter, NICC.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

US Active Wildfires – July 3, 2016 (Sunday)

Thank you and Welcome to Sit Reps for Saturday, July 3, 2016.

NATIONALLY SPEAKING

Nationally, there were 110 new fires (light initial activity) reported to the NW Interagency Coordination Center.:  2 were new large incidents. 3 large fires have been contained.  14 are still not contained.  1 NIMO is committed, while 4 Type 1 IMTs and 5 Type 2 IMTs are also attached to assigned wildfires.

ALASKA

TANANA ZONE

INIAKUK LAKE FIRE – 40 Miles NW of Bettles.  3324 acres. 0% contained.  17 personnel.  1 helicopter.  Started on Private land.  Active fire behavior with spotting, torching, and running. Structures threatened.  $1.1 Million.  #IniakukLakeFire

ARIZONA

CEDAR FIRE – 8 miles northwest of Whiteriver, 10 miles south of Pinetop-Lakeside/Show Low.  31 personnel.  45,977 acres. 100% contained.

The airtanker is dropping retardant against the backdrop of giant clouds of smoke

Tanker Drop on the Cedar Fire (Source: Inciweb)

Fire fact:  On June 28, a large fire whirl formed near six members of the Navajo Interagency Hotshot Crew (IHC), entrapping them. In response to the intense heat, flying ash and woody debris, the firefighters deployed their fire shelters.  Read about their story here – > http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/4788/31366/.  #CedarFire

CALIFORNIA

Southern Cal area – there have been 23 new fires.  5 are still burning.  There 3 Type 1 IMTs and 1 Type 2 IMTs committed to this area.

Northern Cal area – 24 NEW fires reported.  2 not contained Fires. 1 Type 2 IMT is committed.

CALFires reported 2017 fires 1/1/2015 – 6/25/2015 burning 16,164 acres and this year during the same period, there have been 2017 fires that have burned 16,821 acres.  The 5 year average has been 1961 fires for a total of 15,966 acres.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

APPALOOSA FIRE – Appaloosa Rd. and Pinto Dr., 5 miles SW of Angels Camp.  425 acres. 15% contained.  #AppaloosaFire

EL DORADO COUNTY

TRAILHEAD FIRE – along the  Middle Fork of the American River near Todd

Did you know that there are over 2,100 fire personnel at the TrailheadFire with more resources scheduled to arrive today.

Engine Crews on the Trailhead Fire (Source: Inciweb)

Valley/Placer – El Dorado Counties.   Active fire behavior with short-range spotting, uphill runs, and backing.  5044 acres. 20% contained.  2600 structures threatened.  2120 Personnel, 124 engines. 76 crews. 29 bulldozers. 9 watertenders. 13 helicopters. $8.8 Million CTD.  #TrailheadFire

FRESNO COUNTY

CURRY FIRE – Curry Mountain, 7 miles SW.  2944 acres. 70% contained.554 personnel. 48 engines. 20 crews. 12 bulldozers.  10 watertenders. 12 structures threatened. Evacuations still in progress. $500,000 CTD.  #CurryFire

INYO COUNTY

MARINA FIRE – 1 mile NW of Lee Vining, CA.   Minimal fire behavior.  654 acres. 117

Firing Operations behind Tioga Lodge

Firing Operations behind Tioga Lodge on the Marina Fire. (Source: Inciweb)

personnel.  3 crews. 1 engine. 1 engine. 1 helicopter.  1 structure lost.  $3.6 Million CTD. #MarinaFire

KERN COUNTY

DEER FIRE  – Hwy 223 and Deertrail, 6 miles east of Arvin. Unified Command – Kern County FD and CALFire.  1800 acres. 50% contained. 826 Personnel. 126 engines. 6 crews. 5 bulldozers. 3 watertenders. 12 helicopters. 300 structures threatened.  Active fire behavior with flanking and smoldering. County owned lands.  $1.5 Million.  #DeerFire

ERSKINE FIRE – Lake Isabella/Kern County.  48,019 acres. 95% contained. 154

Thank you firefighters

Thanking the Erskine Firefighter. (Credit: Mike McMillan)

personnel.  Very little fire behavior remaining.  Crews to monitor and do mop-up operations as needed.. Type 3 IMT assumed command @ 0600 on Saturday,July 3, 2016.  #ErskineFire

 SISKIYOU COUNTY

PONY FIRE – 15 miles southwest of Happy Camp/Siskiyou County.  160 personnel.

Crew 5 Mitigating a snag in the Swillup Creek Drainage

Crew 5 Mitigating a snag in the Swillup Creek Drainage. (Source: Inciweb)

2858 acres. 85% contained.  Fire is burning in litter, dry brush, and timber, with heavy dead and down snags from previous fires.  #PonyFire

TEHAMA COUNTY

COLYEAR FIRE – Colyear Springs Road, 7 miles W of Red Bank.  464 acres. 80% contained. 228 personnel. 18 engines. 12 crews. 2 bulldozers. 4 helicopters. Fire movement has been stopped.  $648,000 CTD.  #ColyearFire

VENTURA COUNTY

PINE FIRE – San Guillermo Mountain, 6 miles southwest of Stauffer/11 miles of Ojai in

Ventura Crew at work doing hazard reduction

Ventura Crew doing hazard reduction on the Pine Fire. (Credit: Manny Madrigal)

the Sespe Wilderness.  Start 6/30/2016 @ 0854 hours PDT.  455 personnel.  1590 acres. 0% contained. Fire active to moderate.  7 crews. 3 engines. 8 engines.  $2.8 Million. Forest Service land.  #PineFire

COLORADO

ROUTT NATIONAL FOREST

BEAVER CREEK FIRE – Routt National Forest, BLM (Independence Mtn), private land,

Air Quality Summary for July 3, 2016South of the CO/WY state line, 24 miles NW of Walden.  349 personnel.  13,275 acres.  Minimal fire behavior. 5% contained.  5 crews.  19 engines.  8 helicopters.  3 structures destroyed.  $6.4 Million CTD.  Forest Service lands. The smoke from this fire has not been a visibility or health issue in the last several days, say Fire Managers.   Evacuations in process.  Call with any damaged property – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office 970-723-4242.  #BeaverCreekFire

HAWAII

MAUI

Maalaea –   Fire started 7/3/2016. Wind-driven. 6,000 acres.  West Maui and South Maui residents are mostly without power. Officials said power began to be restored in West Maui at around 4 p.m. 0% containment status. Red Cross shelter opened at Maui War Memorial in Wailuku and the Lahaina Civic Center in West Maui.  Fire burning on top of the West Maui mountains and is creeping down towards Ukumehame.

MONTANA

The Northern Rockies which includes the State of Montana reported 8 NEW fires with 2 not contained fires (Observation and Ravalli Hill #2 Fires) and have 1 Type 1 IMT committed to their area.

BEAVERHEAD – DEERLODGE NF

POLE / FINE FIRES – Approximately 15 miles SW of Ennis, in the Gravelly Mountains.

Pole Fire p.m.

Pole Fire (Credit: USFS)

(Pole Fire – 21 acres) and (Fine Fire – 16 acres) 0% containment. Lightning caused on 6/30/2016. 10 Smoke Jumpers, 3 Engines, 2 Hand crews, 3 Helicopters, 99 Personnel. 0% containment.  37 total acres. #PoleFire  #FineFire

FLATHEAD AGENCY

RAVALLI HILL #2 FIRE – 1 mile E of Ravalli Hill.  Structures and sage-grouse habitat threatened.  500 acres. 60% contained. 57 personnel.  1 crew.  7 engines.  $175,000 CTD.  #RavilliHill2Fire

 HAMILTON

OBSERVATION FIRE – West of Lost Horse Observation Point,

Observation Point Photo - June 28

Photo in early states of the Observation Fire (Source: Inciweb)

Bitterroot National Forest, Darby Ranger District, 10 miles southwest of Hamilton, 526 personnel. Stage I evacuation is in effect for 203 residences. 1294 acres. 15% contained. Moderate fire behavior with single-tree torching, flanking, and backing.  10 crews.  7 engines. 7 helicopters. 0 structures lost.  $2 Million CTD.  Forest Service lands.  #OservationFire

 NEVADA

The Great Basin area that includes States Nevada and Utah reported 26 NEW Fires, with 1 of them being a large incident in Nevada (#TopPotFire) and 1 NIMO committed to the region.

ELKO DISTRICT

HOT POT FIRE – NV State of Forestry.  35 miles N of Battle Mtn.  70,000 acres. 5% contained. Started 7//2016.  Wyatt Type 3 team being mobilized. AA-690 & T-810 committed off district. Winnemucca/Elko border.  Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven runs.  Structures and sage-grouse habitat threatened.  5 crews. 12 engines. 1 helicopter.  $200,000 CTD. #HotPotFire  NEW!

SPRING CREEK DISTRICT

SPRING CREEK FIRE – .25 acre brush fire  on Aesop Drive and Willington. 3rd party RP bluish/black smoke. Dispatched @ 1638 Hours. County Fire on scene.  Other fire resources include fire support en route. #WillingtonFire NEW!

NEW MEXICO

The SW Area had 11 NEW Fires with 1 not contained fire:  #NorthFire.

MAGDALENA

NORTH FIRE – 25 miles SW of Magdalena.  60 personnel.  42,102 acres. 85%

Fire effects Oak Springs, FR 330

Fire on Oak Springs & FR 330 on the North Fire (Credit: Apache Kid Wildland Module)

contained. Minimal and creeping.  #NorthFire

OREGON

The NW area reported 13 NEW fires with 1 being a NEW large incident and 1 uncontained fire:  Fifteen Mile Fire in OR.

COLOMBIA RIVER GORGE NATIONAL SCENIC AREA

FIFTEEN MILE FIRE – 8 miles NE of The Dalles.  Private land. Min fire behavior.  Residences threatened.  3400 acres.  95% contained.  22 personnel. 1 crew.  4 engines. 0 helicopters.  $150,000 CTD.  #15MileFire  NEW!

SOUTH DAKOTA

The Rocky Mountains Area which includes South Dakota and Colorado reported 2 NEW fires and 1 not contained fire.  They have 2 Type 2 IMTs committed in their region.

SPEARFISH

CROW PEAK FIRE – Approx. 4 miles west of Spearfish, SD and 2 miles south of I-90.

Crow Peak Fire

Crow Peak Firefighter (Source: Inciweb)

Active fire behavior with isolated torching and smoldering.  Evacuations and road closure in force. 407 personnel.  2733 acres. 50% contained. To hold containment lines, mop up. 8 crews.  24 engines.  3 helicopters.  $4.5 Million CTD.  #CrowPeakFire

 UTAH

PINE VALLEY

SADDLE FIRE – 2 miles south of Pine Valley. 1633 acres. 42% contained.  445

Tent city at Saddle Fire base camp.

Saddle Fire base camp. (Source: Inciweb)

personnel.  11 crews.  13 engines.  5 helicopters.  Min fire behavior.  Rain dropped over the area on Saturday.  $9.2 Million CTD. #SaddleFire

WASHINGTON STATE

OKANOGAN COUNTY

WEST RIVER FIRE – Mazama/Lost River areas. 1 acre. 0% containment. 0 structures damaged or destroyed. No injuries reported.  #WestRiverFire

 

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

UNCONTAINED LARGE WILDFIRES in NW, WEST COAST and YUKON – July 18, 2015

Here are the newest Updates for today’s fires.

FIRE SUMMARY:

NW Fire Stats

  • Large Fires:  0 Stats:  No change
  • Uncontained Fires:  WA [3], OR [1]   Stats:  No change
  • New Fires:  WA [5 for 38 acres], OR [14 for 1 acre]   Stats: New fires went down

National Fire Stats

  • New Fires  [Initial Attack Activities-Light]: 100  Stats:  A decrease of 21 new fires 
  • Large Fires Contained: 4   Stats: Fire crews are making some progress
  • Uncontained Fires:  5   Stats: Good news with one contained

IMT Stats [Committed]

  • WA IMT 1:  1
  • National IMT 1:  2
  • WA IMT 2:  1
  • National IMT:  5

ALASKA FIRES

Burnout operations on Spicer Creek Fire complex

TANANA FIRE

Multiple fires located from close proximity up to 60+ miles from the town of Tanana [AK]

  • Personnel:  331
  • Incident Cooperators:  #Doyon, #TananaChiefsConference, #TananaVillageCouncil, #TananaVFD
  • Acres:  484,948
  • Containment:  1%
  • Fire status:  Moderate fire behavior included torching, creeping and smoldering. Crews continued direct attack north of Tanana with saw lines and hose lays.

MIDDLE YUKON FIRES / RUBY AREA FIRES

Fires are south and east of the village of Ruby [AK]

  • Personnel:  91
  • Total Acres:  395,115 acres
  • Containment:  No containment % available

Multiple Fires burning in this Complex

Active

  • Bruno Fire – 15,232 acres
  • Big Creek Two Fire – 322,451 acres
  • Trail Creek Fire – 32,687 acres

In Monitor Status

  • Gentian Fire – 14, 065 acres
  • Ruby Slough Fire – 49 acres
  • Eldorado Fire – 6 acres
  • Little Moose Fire – 761 acres
  • Melozitnz – 3357 acres

IDITAROD FIRE

2.5 miles north of the ghost town of Iditarod [AK]

  • Acres:  98,183
  • Damage Assessment:  3 minor structures destroyed.
  • Fire Status:  In monitor status.

NORTH ANIAK FIRE

317 miles west of Anchorage, 2 miles north of the town of Aniak [AK]

  • Acres:  55,704
  • Fire Status: In mop-up, removing structure protection equipment

AGGIE CREEK FIRE

30 miles northwest of Fairbanks, AK along the Elliot Highway [AK]

An engine patrols along the fireline as burnout operations occur on the Aggie Creek Fire 07.07.15

  • Personnel:  371
  • Acres:  31,885
  • Containment:  53%
  • Fire Behavior:  Low today with creeping, smoldering, and isolated tree torching

HAY SLOUGH FIRES

14 miles NNW of the village of Manley Hot Springs [AK]

Smoke plume on Hay Slough Fire, July 10, 2015

  • Personnel:  21
  • Acres:  89,747
  • Fire Behavior:  Wetter conditions has led to mainly smoldering with some creeping

BLAIR FIRE

39 miles southeast of Fairbanks [AK]

Column as seen from Creek Creek 5-mile community. Photo by Jeff Frimel, Unaweep crew

  • Personnel:  11 
  • Acres:  43,766
  • Containment:  Unknown

BAKER FIRE

14 miles of Manley Hot Springs [AK]

Burnout opeations along Elliot Highway

  • Personnel:  220
  • Acres:  27,103
  • Containment:  Unknown %
  • Fire Behavior:  Smoldering today with isolated pockets of creeping
  • Complex Summary:  Part of Manley Area Fires

MICHIGAN CREEK FIRE

38 miles Northeast of Delta Junction [AK]

A helicopter view of the Michigan Creek Fire looking southwest

  • Personnel:  Unknown #
  • Acres: 10,499 acres
  • Containment:  Unknown  %

HEALY LAKE FIRE

28 miles Southeast of Delta Junction [AK]

Backhaul brought in by boat pilot.

  • Personnel:  39
  • Acres:  11,473
  • Containment: 15%
  • Incident Cooperators:  #RuralDeltanaVFD, #AKState

LONG LAKE FIRE

Directly south of Northway [AK]

photo of IC Clinton Northway over Long Lake Fire

  • Personnel:  147
  • Acres:  23,430
  • Containment:  20%

TETLINS HILLS FIRE

8 Miles Se Of Tok [AK]

Dozer in fire - Tetlin Hills on July 1, 2015

  • Personnel:  125
  • Acres:  1,878
  • Containment:  75%

REX COMPLEX FIRE

Kobe fire is west of Clear, Fish Creek is NE of Clear [AK]

Red water tanks consisting of plasticized canvas behind yellow-clad firefighters with mud and smoke and a solitary firefighter in the background

  • Personnel:  241
  • Fires in Complex:  #KobeFire #FishCreekFire
  • Total Acres:  16,159
  • Containment:  63%

SOCKEYE FIRE

6 miles north of Willow [AK]

Mop-up 300 ft around structures and in from the perimeter

  • Personnel:  9
  • Acres:  7,220
  • Containment:  99%

CARD STREET FIRE

Kenai Peninsula – 5 miles southeast of Sterling [AK]

Firefighter digs out a hot spot as others look on

  • Personnel:   Unknown #
  • Acres:  8,876
  • Containment:  92%

WHITEFISH LAKE 1 FIRE

8 miles south of Kalskag [AK]

The Whitefish Lake 1 Fire backs in to the wind as it burns with the interior of the fire Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Alaska Division of Forestry photo

  • Personnel:  64
  • Acres:  64,371
  • Containment:  88%

LLOYD FIRE 

40 miles SE of Manley Hot Springs, about 38 miles SW of the village of Tanana [AK]

  • Personnel:  Unknown
  • Acres:  77,808
  • Containment: Unknown

ROCK FIRE

9 miles SE of Hughes on the Koyukuk River [AK]

  • Personnel:  Unknown
  • Acres:  60,019
  • Containment:  Unknown  

DEEP CREEK FIRE

2 1/2 miles south of Lake Minchumina [AK]

  • Personnel:  Unknown
  • Acres:  11,222
  • Containment:  Unknown

AK Fire Stats:

  • New Fires:  7 for 57 acres
  • Active Fires: 308 burning across the State
  • Staffed Fires:  21 with 950,677 acres burned
  • Monitored Fires:  281 with 3,309,778 acres burned
  • Acres Burned YTD:  4,778,638  

# # #

NEWBY LAKE FIRE

12 miles NW of Loomis [WA]

Photo showing smoke column from Newby Lake Fire on July 2, 2015

  • Personnel:  504
  • Acres:  5065
  • Containment:  20%

PARADISE FIRE

Approximately 13 miles North/Northeast of Quinault [WA]

Fire burning midslope on Pelton Peak

  • Personnel:  116l
  • Acres:  1612
  • Containment:  21%

OUTLAW DRAW FIRE

  • Personnel:  Unknown #
  • Acres:  2000
  • Containment:  60%

# # #

CORNER CREEK FIRE

11 miles south of Dayville; near Black Canyon Wilderness [OR]

Corner Creek Fire

  • Personnel:  124
  • Acres:  29,407
  • Containment: 98%
  • Incident Cooperators:  BLM, USDA Forest Service, #CrookCountySheriff, #GrantCountySheriff, #ORDeptOfForestry

# # #

NORTH FIRE

Cajon Pass, Baldy Mesa / I-15 N of Hwy 138 [CA]

This photograph shows a fixed wing air tanker making a retardant drop on the North Fire

  • Started:  7/16/15 1433 hours
  • Acres:  3500
  • Containment Status: 5%
  • Mandatory evacuations:  E of Sheep Creek Rd, N of Hwy 138, W of I15 / Hwy 395, S of Phelan Rd.
  • Evac Shelter:  Serrano HS, 9292 Sheep Creek Rd, Phelan CA
  • Animal Shelter: Victor Valley Fairgrounds, 14800 7th St, Victorville CA
  • Damage Assessment [SB I-5]:  20 vehicles, 2 Semis destroyed; 10 vehicles damaged.  [Baldy Mesa] 3 homes, 8 outbuildings, 44 vehicles destroyed.
  • Command:  Unified with San Bernardino County Fire + CALFire + San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office  IMT 2 team ordered.
  • Resources:  22 engines, 2 crews, 4 water tenders, 1 dozer, 1 air attack plane, 1 lead plane, 3 helicopters and 6 fixed wing planes including a DC10 and MD87.
  • Significant Event:   Aircraft was grounded for 25 minutes due to a drone flying in the same airspace as Fire Suppression aircraft.  After the airspace was clear, Fire Suppression aircraft resumed operations.**
  • ALERT:  Fire Managers would like to alert the Public to the usage [flights] of drones which fly at the same level as Fire Suppression aircraft.  When this happens, all Fire Suppression aircraft must be grounded due to possible collisions and other mishaps putting crews and civilian lives in serious danger which may also include death. DON’T DO IT!
  • Personnel:  1000
  • Incident Cooperators:  #CALFire, #CALTrans, #SanBernardinoCoFD, #SanBernardinoCoEOM, #SanBernardinoCoSheriffOffice
  • Cause:  Under investigation

LAKE FIRE

Barton Flats, South Fork, Fish Creek, Coon Creek, Ten Thousand Foot Ridge, Onyx Peak, Upper Pipes Canyon [CA]

This photo shows a crewman from the Black Eagle Handcrew carrying a pine branch while chipping brush along State Highway 38

  • Personnel: 70
  • Acres:  31,359
  • Containment:  98%
  • Incident Cooperators:  #AmericanRedCross, #BLM, #USDA Forest Service, #AnaheimFD, #BaronaFD, #BigBearFD, #BishopCityFD, #BreaFD,  #BurbankFD, #CALFire, #CAConservationCorps, #CaDOC, #CALTrans, #CHP, #CAEOM, #CarsonCityFD, #ChinoValleyFD, #ColtonFD, #KernCoFD, #LagunaBeachFD, #LA_coFD, #LomaLindaFD, #MorongoValleyFD, #OntarioFD, #OrangeCityFD, #RanchoCucamongaFD, #RanchoSantaFeFD, #RedlandsFD, #RiversideFD, #RossValleyFD, #SanBernardinoCityFD, #SanBernardinoCountyFD, #SanBernandinoCountyEOM, #SanBernardinoCountySheriffsOffice, #SanDiegoFD, #SanManuelFD, #SanMarcosFD, #VenturaCoFire, #ViejasFD

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