Springs Fire | California | Update 1

APRIL 5 (MONDAY) | UPDATE 1

Brush is ablaze in Los Angeles County on the Angeles National Forest that is currently a wind-driven fire, but aerial firefighting resources are starting to knock it down. Due to winds, low RH and high temps, fire resources will be challenged by many obstacles but are working towards a 100% suppression and containment objective.

Incident Summary

  • Wildfire
  • Reported 4/5/2021 1618 hours PT
  • Springs Fire incident designation
Image
Credit: Angeles National Forest

Location

  • East of Paradise Springs and South of Big Pines Highway
  • West of Phelan (Los Angeles County), California

Command

  • Angeles National Forest
  • Los Angeles County FD

Resources

  • Angeles National Forest – 1-C-1 AC-7 AC-8 BC-21 CHF-1 DIV-1 DIV-3 DOZ-10 ED-11 ED-17 ENG-10 ENG-19 ENG-310 ENG-315 ENG-333 ENG-37 ENG-532 PAT-15 PAT-32 PVBC-13 WT-10 via Angeles ECC
  • Los Angeles County FD – E24 E37 E80 E108 E129 BC11
  • CAL FIRE (Mutual Aid

Air Operations include:

  • 4 Airtankers
  • 4 Copters

Structure Protection – Strike Team 1111A

  • 2 Strike Teams designated ‘Valermo” and “Mountain”.

Fire Status

  • 60 acres. 0% containment status
  • 2nd Alarm Brush Fire
  • Near the 2020 Bobcat burn scar
  • South side of fire – expected to burn into the snow
  • East side of fire – due to crest the ridge, backing down towards structures; through heavy (thick) brush.
  • Active fire behavior with backing, potential for long-range spotting.
  • Copter 18 has picked up a spot fire outside of the main fire
  • Main fire is holding between the retardant lines
  • Air Ops to lose light soon, IC asking for 4 copters for Tuesday, 4/6/2021.

Current Weather Report

  • For Los Angeles County area (as of 1845 hours PT)
  • 62*F Temps
  • Sunny
  • 0% Precip
  • Winds are at 10 mph
  • RH is 58%

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog- Updated 1900 hours PT

Active U.S. Wildfires | June 23, 2016 | AM Updates

Updated  0715 PDT Hours

Hello and Welcome to our Post about U.S. Wildfires and their Sit Reps.

NATIONAL FIRE STATS

  • National Preparedness Level:  2
  • New Large Incidents:  5
  • Initial Attack Activity:  Light – 139 New Fires
  • Uncontained Large Fires:  14
  • NIMOs Committed:  1
  • Type 1 IMTs committed:  4
  • Type 2 IMTs committed:  2

Breakdown by Areas 

  • Southwest Area (PL4):  30 new fires, 0 new large incidents, 6 uncontained large fires, 2 Type 1 IMTs committed, 1 Type 2 IMTs committed.

 

ARIZONA

Engines on the San Gabriel Complex

San Gabriel Complex. (Courtesy Inciweb)

BROWN FIRE – 55 miles SW of Tucson. 

  • Area:   Southeast District.  AZ State Forestry.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral and tall grass.
  • Status:   Active fire behavior with short runs and backing..
  • Acres:   15,350.
  • Containment:  65%.
  • Resources:  193 personnel, 6 crews, 9 engines, 3 helicopters.
  • Incident Cooperators:  Tohono O’Odham Naiton, Tubac Fire District, Border Patrol, Bureau of Indian Affairs, BLM, Fish & Wildlife Services, USDA Forest Service, Attar Valley Conservation Alliance, Animal Disaster Services, AZ SF, Green Valley FD, NW Fire District and Rio Rico FD.
  • Structures Lost:  1
  • Cost-to-Date:  $1.3 Million.

CEDAR FIRE – 10 miles S of Show Low.

  • Area:   Fort Apache Agency, BIA.
  • Command:  IMT 1 / IC Pierson.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber and brush.
  • Status:   Moderate fire behavior with group torching, flanking and backing. Many structures still under threat. Evacuations and road closures in effect.
  • Acres:   42,802
  • Containment:   24%.
  • Resources:   934 personnel. 23 crews, 51 engines, 7 copters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $8.2 Million.

QUEMADO FIRE  – 13 miles NW of Springerville.  

  • Area:   NE District – AZ State Forestry.
  • Fire Fuels:   Short grass.
  • Status:   Minimal fire behavior.
  • Acres:   2285.
  • Containment:  100%.
  • Resources:  0.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $215,000.00.

SAGE – TCA FIRE – 28 miles NE of Peach Springs, AZ  NEWLY COMBINED!

  • Area:   Truxton Canyon Agency. BIA.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber, brush and short grass..
  • Status:   No new information.
  • Acres:   500.
  • Containment:  20%.
  • Structures Lost:  2.
  • Resources:    89 personnel, 4 crews, 1 engines, 0 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $60,000.00.

NEW MEXICO

BURRO FIRE – 12 miles NW of Mule Creek.  

  • Area:  Apache – Sitgreaves National Forest.
  • Fire Fuels:   Brush and tall grass.
  • Status:   Min fire behavior with backing and smoldering. Homes threatened.
  • Acres:   1000.
  • Containment:  30%.
  • Resources:  76 personnel. 2 crews. 2 copters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $100,000.00.

Beaver Creek Fire, 6/21/16

Beaver Creek Fire (Credit: USFS)

NORTH FIRE – 25 miles SW of Magdalena.  NEWLY REPORTED!

  • Area: Cibola National Forest
  • Fire Fuels:  Timber.
  • Status:  Min fire behavior with flanking, backing and creeping. Structures threatened.  Road / area / tail closures in effect.  Last report
  • Acres: 36,246.
  • Personnel:  142.
  • Resources: 3 crew. 5 engines. 1 helicopter.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $3.2 Million.

burned area of the fire with smoke

Wall Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

DOG HEAD FIRE – 6 miles NW of Tajique.

  • Area:   Cibola National Forest.
  • Cause:  Human. Under investigation.
  • Command:  IMT 1 / IC Day.
  • Fire Fuels:  Timber and medium logging slash.
  • Status:   Min fire behavior. Road / area and trail closures in effect.
  • Acres:   17,912.
  • Containment:  68%.
  • Structure Damage: 56 structures lost.  24 Single residences damaged, along with 21 other minor structures.
  • Resources:    787 personnel,  16  crews, 54 engines, 8 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $7 Million.

 

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Active U.S. Wildfires | June 22, 2016 | PM Updates

Updated 2130 PDT Hours

Hello and Welcome to our Post about U.S. Wildfires and their Sit Reps.

NATIONAL FIRE STATS

  • National Preparedness Level:  2
  • New Large Incidents:  4
  • Initial Attack Activity:  Light – 132 New Fires
  • Uncontained Large Fires:  18
  • NIMOs Committed:  1
  • Type 1 IMTs committed:  4
  • Type 2 IMTs committed:  3

Breakdown by Areas 

  • Southwest Area (PL4):  31 new fires. 2 new large fires, 6 uncontained.  (NM/AZ)
  • Southern California Area (PL3):  22 new fires, 0 new large incidents. 4 uncontained large fires. (CA)
  • Great Basin Area (PL2):   4 new fires, 1 new large fire, 2  uncontained fires. (UT)
  • Northern California Area (PL2):  23 new fires. 0  new large fires, 1 uncontained fire.
  • Rocky Mountain Area (PL2):  12 new fires. 0 new large incidents. 5 uncontained large fires. (WY, CO)
  • Alaska Area (PL2):  0 new fires, 0 new large incidents, 1 uncontained fire.
  • Northern Rockies Area (PL1):  6  new fires.  0 uncontained fire. (MT)
  • Northwest Area (PL1):  2 new fires. 0 new large incident. 1 uncontained fire.

 

ALASKA

BIG MUD FIRE – 55 miles SW of Tanana.  

  • Area:  Tanana Zone. BLM.  Started on FWS land.
  • Fire Fuels: Dormant brush and hardwood litter.
  • Status: Min fire behavior.
  • Acres:  42,641 acres.
  • Containment:  0% .
  • Resources: 0.
  • Cost-to-Date: $59K

TETLIN FIRE – 2 miles SW of Tetlin.  NEWLY REPORTED!

  • Area:   Tok Area Forestry. Dept of Forestry.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber, brush and short grass.
  • Status:   Active fire behavior with group and isolated torching.  Numerous structures threatened.  Trail and area closures are in effect.
  • Threats:  0.
  • Destroyed Structures:  0.
  • Acres:  910. (reduced due to more accurate fire mapping)
  • Containment:  5%.  
  • Equipment:   10  crews. 7 engines. 3 helicopters.
  • Personnel:  278 personnel.
  • Injuries:  0.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $1.5 Million.

View from the air

Cedar Fire. (Courtesy: inciweb)

ARIZONA

BROWN FIRE – 55 miles SW of Tucson. 

  • Area:   Southeast District.  AZ State Forestry.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral and tall grass.
  • Status:   N flank – fire cerws constructed fireline above Elkhorn Ranch and on SW Flank Tohono O’odam Tribal Lands. Craig Hotshots demobilized.
  • Acres:   15,350.
  • Containment:  65%.
  • Resources:  230 personnel, 7 crews, 11 engines, 4 helicopters.
  • Incident Cooperators:  Tohono O’Odham Naiton, Tubac Fire District, Border Patrol, Bureau of Indian Affairs, BLM, Fish & Wildlife Services, USDA Forest Service, Attar Valley Conservation Alliance, Animal Disaster Services, AZ SF, Green Valley FD, NW Fire District and Rio Rico FD.
  • Structures Lost:  1
  • Cost-to-Date:  $1.2 Million.

CEDAR FIRE – 10 miles S of Show Low.

  • Area:   Fort Apache Agency, BIA.
  • Command:  IMT 1 / IC Pierson.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber and brush.
  • Status:   N flank – smoldering.  W & S Flanks – backing, flanking, ground fire with single torching.
  • Acres:   42802.
  • Containment:  24%.
  • Resources:   934 personnel, 25 crews, 51 engines, 7 choppers.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $6.7 Million.

QUEMADO FIRE  – 13 miles NW of Springerville.  

  • Area:   NE District – AZ State Forestry.
  • Fire Fuels:   Short grass.
  • Status:   Minimal fire behavior.
  • Acres:   2285.
  • Containment:  100%.
  • Resources:  0.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $215,000.00.

SAGE FIRE – 28 miles NE of Peach Springs, AZ  NEW!

  • Area:   Truxton Canyon Agency. BIA.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber, brush and short grass..
  • Status:   Active fire behavior with torching.  Road closures in effect.
  • Acres:   500.
  • Containment:  20%.
  • Structures Lost:  2.
  • Resources:    89 personnel, 4 crews, 1 engines, 0 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $1 Million.

WILDCAT FIRE – 26 miles SE of Jacob Lake. 

  • Area:   Kaibab National Forest.
  • Command:  IMT 2 / IC Bales.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral and short grass.
  • Status:   N/A.
  • Acres:   1502.
  • Containment:  70%.
  • Resources:  238 personnel, 5 crews, 3 engines, 1 helicopter.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $2.5Million.

(No new info)

Brown Fire. (Courtesy: Katie Markey, Helitack H320)

CALIFORNIA

BORDER FIRE 3 – 2 miles E of Potrero.  

  • Location: Off Hwy 188 / Hwy 94  near Tecate. CAL FIRE – Monte Vista Unit, San Diego County.
  • Started:  6/19/2016 @ 1103 Hours.
  • Cause:  Under investigation.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral / dormant brush / tall grass.
  • Status:   Active fire with torching, short-range and  spotting. Numerous homes under threat.    Fire continues to move to the N and NE threatening nearby communities:  Evacuations / road / area and trail closures in effect.
  • Acres:   6723.  Reduction due to more accurate fire mapping.
  • Road Closures: Potrero Valley Road at Potrero Valley, Highway 94 just west of 25140 Highway 94, Highway 94 west of Buckman Springs Road and Buckman Springs Road at Old Buckman Springs.
  • Containment:  20%
  • Equipment:  50 crews, 184 engines, 18 helicopters. 4 air tankers, 24 water tenders, 11 bulldozers.
  • Personnel:  1907.
  • Incident Cooperators:  SDG&E, San Diego County Fire, Border Patrol, Cal Trans, CHP, San Diego Sheriff, BLM, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Red Cross, 2-1-1, San Diego County OES.
  • Destroyed Structures:  5 homes and 12 outbuildings.
  • Threatened:  200 homes.
  • Injuries:  3 Firefighters, including 1 minor.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $2.7 Million.

SAN GABRIEL COMPLEX  

4900 acres. 1041 personnel. 15 crews. 137 engines. Cost-to-date:  $2.4 Million.

FISH FIRE –  2 miles NE of Azusa.  

  • Area:   Angeles NF, Los Angeles County FD.
  • Start Day/Time:  6/20/2016 @ 1120 hours.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral, brush and tall grass.
  • Status:   Extreme fire behavior with spotting and running.  Many structures are still being threatened.
  • Acres:   3000.
  • Containment:  0%.
  • Resources:    376 personnel, 11 crews, 50 engines, 12 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $1 Million.

NORTH PEACH FIRE – 4083 M Peach Ave, Fresno.   NEW!

  • Fire Type:  Vegetation Fire.
  • Start Day/Time:  6/22/2016 @ 1720 Hours.
  • Acres:  10.
  • Status:  Fire under control. Firefighters are doing extensive mop-up operations.
  • Injuries:  None.

RESERVOIR FIRE  – 3 miles N of Azusa.  

  • Area:   Angeles NF, Los Angeles County FD.
  • Start Day/Time:  6/20/2016 @ 1100  hours.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral, brush and tall grass.
  • Status:   Managed under San Gabriel Complex.
  • Acres:   1500.
  • Containment:  0%.
  • Resources:    N/A.
  • Cost-to-Date:  N/A.

Pony Fire (Courtesy: inciweb)

Pony Fire (Courtesy: inciweb)

PONY FIRE  – 15 miles SW of Happy Camp.  NEWLY REPORTED!

  • Area:   Klamath National Forest.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber, heavy logging slash, chaparral.
  • Status:   Command being transferred to the local unit occurring/occurred today.
  • Acres:   2858 acres.
  • Containment:  60%.
  • Resources:  343 personnel, 4 crews, 11 engines, 4 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $14.9 Million

SHERPA FIRE  – 19 miles NW of Santa Barbara.  

  • Area:   Los Padres National Forest, San Barbara County. West of Goleta.
  • Started:  6/17/2016 @ 1430 Hours.
  • Cause:  Unknown, under investigation.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral and tall grass.
  • Status:   Min fire activity observed over the last 24 hours w/scattered pockets of heat remaining w/in the burn area. No new increase in acreage burned overnight.  Fire crews to continue with building and reinforcing containment lines.
  • Structure Status:  270 threatened. 1 destroyed.
  • Acres:   7,486.
  • Containment:  93%.
  • Resources:    1176 personnel, 11 crews, 50 engines, 12 helicopters.
  • Injuries:  9.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $1 Million.

 

COLORADO

BEAVER CREEK – 24 miles NW of Walden.  

  • Area:  Routt National Forest.
  • Started:  6/19/2016 @ noon.
  • Cause:  Unknown. Under investigation.
  • Fire Fuels:  Heavy timber, grass, sage brush..
  • Acres:  3800.
  • Status:  Winds pushing fire to East.  Night operations ongoing tonight and tomorrow.
  • Resources:  120 personnel.
  • Equipment:  2 dozers, 4 helos, 3 hand crews, 12 misc overhead team, 4 strike teams (engines).
  • Injuries:  1 (minor) Firefighter.
  • Damage Assessment:  40 homes and cabins threatened.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $150,000.00.

Sherpa Fire (Credit: Amber/Santa Barbara Co FD)

Sherpa Fire (Credit: Amber/Santa Barbara Co FD)

KELSO FIRE – 35 miles S of Grand Junction.  NEW!

  • Area:  Grand Mesa / Uncompahgre / Gunnison National Forest.
  • Fire Fuels:  Timber and brush.
  • Status:  Moderate fire behavior with isolate torching / creeping / backing. (Last Report)
  • Acres:  500 acres.
  • Resources:  12 personnel.  1 crew.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $20,000.00.

PITCH FIRE – 18 miles E of Gateway.  NEWLY REPORTED!

  • Area:  Grand Mesa / Uncompahgre / Gunnison National Forest.
  • Fire Fuels:  Timber and brush.
  • Status:  Min fire behavior. (Last report)
  • Acres:  404 acres.
  • Resources:  25 personnel. 1 crew. 1 engine.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $95,000.00.

NEW MEXICO

BURRO FIRE – 12 miles NW of Mule Creek.  NEWLY REPORTED!

  • Area:  Apache – Sitgreaves National Forest.
  • Fire Fuels:   Brush and tall grass.
  • Status:   Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing and creeping.  Homes under threat.
  • Acres:   550..
  • Containment:  0%.
  • Resources:  76 personnel.  3 crews, 0 engines, 2 copters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $50,000.00.

DOG HEAD FIRE – 6 miles NW of Tajique.

  • Area:   Cibola National Forest.
  • Cause:  Human. Under investigation.
  • Command:  IMT 1 / IC Day.
  • Fire Fuels:  Timber and medium logging slash.
  • Status:   W side – dropped 2,000 gallons of retardant over fire.  Stumps & large diameter logs continue to smolder within fire perimeter.
  • Acres:   17,912.
  • Containment:  68%.
  • Structure Damage:  24 Single residences damaged, along with 21 other minor structures.
  • Resources:    787 personnel,  22  crews, 60 engines, 8 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $7 Million.

UTAH

ASPEN FIRE – 13 miles SW of Cedar City.  NEW!

  • Area:   Dixie National Forest.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber, dormant brush, hardwood slash and light logging.
  • Status:   Min fire behavior with isolated torching, creeping and smoldering. Road / trail closures in effect.
  • Acres:   355.
  • Containment:  97%.
  • Resources:    295 personnel, 11 crews, 3 engines, 3 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $2.4 Million.

SADDLE FIRE – 2 miles S of Pine Valley.  

  • Area:   Dixie National Forest.
  • Cause: unknown. Started on Saddlem Mtn in Pine Valley Wilderness of DNF.
  • Command:  IC Bill Hahnenberg.  NIMO team assumed command 6/22/2016 @ 0600 hours.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber.
  • Status:   Active fire behavior with isolated torching, flanking, and backing.  Evacuations / road / trail closures in effect.
  • Acres:   691.
  • Containment:  0%.
  • Resources:    355 personnel, 12 crews, 8 engines, 6 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $900,000.00.
  • PUBLIC MEETING:  6/23/2016 @ 1900. Pine Valley Fire Station.
  • PUBLIC REMINDERS:  Evidence of Drones in the Fire Zones.  Remember #NoDronesInFireZones.  If caught flying, it is a misdeamor.  If collides with fire apparatus, it is a felony.
  • TFR:  There is a 5-mile no fly zone around the fire.

WASHINGTON

BEAM ROAD FIRE – 4 miles NE of Zillah.   NEWLY REPORTED!

  • Area:   Spokane District, BLM.
  • Fire Fuels:   Brush and tall grass.
  • Status:   Min fire behavior.
  • Threats:  0.
  • Destroyed Structures:  0.
  • Acres:  1293.
  • Containment:  70%.  
  • Equipment:  0.
  • Personnel:  0.
  • Injuries:  None.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $50,000.00.

SR 17 FIRE – Grant County.  NEW!

  • Area:  18000 block of SR 17 N.
  • Cause:  Rollover crash.
  • Fire Fuels:  Sage brush.
  • Acres:  200.
  • Evacuations:   Level 3, but lifted around 1545 Hours.
  • Closures:  SR 17 N between Soap Lake / SR 282.
  • Containment:  100%.
  • Status:  in mop-up operations.

WYOMING

DEER CREEK FIRE – 25 miles SW of Gillette.  NEWLY REPORTED!

  • Area:  Campbell County.
  • Fire Fuels:  Timber, brush and tall grass.
  • Status:  Min fire behavior.
  • Threats:  SAge grouse habitat.
  • Acres:  846.
  • Containment:  90%.
  • Resources:  42 personnel. 1 crew.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $100,000.00

SHORT FIRE – 25 miles N of Recluse.  NEWLY REPORTED!

  • Area:   Buffalo Field Office (BLM)
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber. brush and tall grass.
  • Status:   Min fire behavior.  Structures and sage grouse are threatened. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate fire mapping.
  • Acres:   2300.
  • Containment:  70%.
  • Resources:    148 personnel, 5 crews, 8 engines, 2 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $700,000.00.

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Active U.S. Wildfires | June 22, 2016 | AM Updates

Updated 0715 PDT Hours

Hello and Welcome to our Post about U.S. Wildfires.  We thought we could group them altogether but the various sources we were using delayed the info getting out to you, therefore trying to separate them.  Waaay too many wildfires, so here we again – grouping them together.

NATIONAL FIRE STATS

  • National Preparedness Level:  2
  • New Large Incidents:  4
  • Initial Attack Activity:  Light – 132 New Fires
  • Uncontained Large Fires:  18
  • NIMOs Committed:  1
  • Type 1 IMTs committed:  4
  • Type 2 IMTs committed:  3

Breakdown by Areas 

  • Southwest Area (PL4):  31 new fires. 2 new large fires, 6 uncontained.  (NM/AZ)
  • Southern California Area (PL3):  22 new fires, 0 new large incidents. 4 uncontained large fires. (CA)
  • Great Basin Area (PL2):   4 new fires, 1 new large fire, 2  uncontained fires. (UT)
  • Northern California Area (PL2):  23 new fires. 0  new large fires, 1 uncontained fire.
  • Rocky Mountain Area (PL2):  12 new fires. 0 new large incidents. 5 uncontained large fires. (WY, CO)
  • Alaska Area (PL2):  0 new fires, 0 new large incidents, 1 uncontained fire.
  • Northern Rockies Area (PL1):  6  new fires.  0 uncontained fire. (MT)
  • Northwest Area (PL1):  2 new fires. 0 new large incident. 1 uncontained fire.

 

ALASKA

BIG MUD FIRE – 55 miles SW of Tanana.  NEW!

  • Area:  Tanana Zone. BLM.  Started on FWS land.
  • Fire Fuels: Dormant brush and hardwood litter.
  • Status: Min fire behavior.
  • Acres:  42,641 acres.
  • Containment:  0% .
  • Resources: 0.
  • Cost-to-Date: $59K

TETLIN FIRE – 2 miles SW of Tetlin.  

  • Area:   Tok Area Forestry. Dept of Forestry.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber, brush and short grass.
  • Status:   Active fire behavior with isolated torching / creeping.  Numerous structures threatened.  Trail and area closures are in effect.
  • Acres:   1098.
  • Containment:  5%.  
  • Resources:   234 personnel. 8 crews. 9 engines. 3 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $1.2 Million.

View from the air

Cedar Fire. (Courtesy: inciweb)

ARIZONA

BROWN FIRE – 55 miles SW of Tucson. 

  • Area:   Southeast District.  AZ State Forestry.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral and tall grass.
  • Status:   Active fire behavior with uphill runs and backing.  Additional are under threat.
  • Acres:   15,282
  • Containment:  45%.
  • Resources:  230 personnel, 7 crews, 11 engines, 4 helicopters.
  • Structures Lost:  1
  • Cost-to-Date:  $1.2 Million.

CEDAR FIRE – 10 miles S of Show Low.

  • Area:   Fort Apache Agency, BIA.
  • Command:  IMT 1 / IC Pierson.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber and brush.
  • Status:   Moderate fire behavior with group torching, short crown runs, backing.  Numerous structures are threatened.  Evacuations / road closures are in effect.
  • Acres:   40,340..
  • Containment:  22%.
  • Resources:   967 personnel, 25 crews, 51 engines, 7 choppers.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $6.7 Million.

QUEMADO FIRE  – 13 miles NW of Springerville.  

  • Area:   NE District – AZ State Forestry.
  • Fire Fuels:   Short grass.
  • Status:   Minimal fire behavior.
  • Acres:   2285.
  • Containment:  100%.
  • Resources:  0.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $215,000.00.

SAGE FIRE – 28 miles NE of Peach Springs, AZ  NEW!

  • Area:   Truxton Canyon Agency. BIA.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber, brush and short grass..
  • Status:   Active fire behavior with torching.  Road closures in effect.
  • Acres:   500.
  • Containment:  20%.
  • Structures Lost:  2.
  • Resources:    89 personnel, 4 crews, 1 engines, 0 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $1 Million.

WILDCAT FIRE – 26 miles SE of Jacob Lake. 

  • Area:   Kaibab National Forest.
  • Command:  IMT 2 / IC Bales.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral and short grass.
  • Status:   N/A.
  • Acres:   1502.
  • Containment:  70%.
  • Resources:  238 personnel, 5 crews, 3 engines, 1 helicopter.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $2.5Million.

(No new info)

Brown Fire. (Courtesy: Katie Markey, Helitack H320)

CALIFORNIA

BORDER FIRE 3 – 2 miles E of Potrero.  

  • Location: Off Hwy 188 / Hwy 94  near Tecate. CAL FIRE – Monte Vista Unit, San Diego County.
  • Started:  6/19/2016 @ 1103 Hours.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral / dormant brush / tall grass.
  • Status:   Active fire with torching, short-range and  spotting. Numerous homes under threat.  Evacuations / road / area and trail closures in effect.
  • Acres:   6020. Reduction due to more accurate fire mapping.
  • Containment:  10%
  • Resources:  1550 personnel, 30 crews, 115 engines, 6 helicopters.
  • Destroyed Structures:  4 outbuildings.
  • Injuries:  3 Firefighters, including 1 minor.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $2.7 Million.

SAN GABRIEL COMPLEX  NEWLY Combined!

4900 acres. 1041 personnel. 15 crews. 137 engines. Cost-to-date:  $2.4 Million.

FISH FIRE –  2 miles NE of Azusa.  

  • Area:   Angeles NF, Los Angeles County FD.
  • Start Day/Time:  6/20/2016 @ 1120 hours.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral, brush and tall grass.
  • Status:   Extreme fire behavior with spotting and running.  Many structures are still being threatened.
  • Acres:   3000.
  • Containment:  0%.
  • Resources:    376 personnel, 11 crews, 50 engines, 12 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $1 Million.

RESERVOIR FIRE  – 3 miles N of Azusa.  

  • Area:   Angeles NF, Los Angeles County FD.
  • Start Day/Time:  6/20/2016 @ 1100  hours.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral, brush and tall grass.
  • Status:   Managed under San Gabriel Complex.
  • Acres:   1500.
  • Containment:  0%.
  • Resources:    N/A.
  • Cost-to-Date:  N/A.

Pony Fire (Courtesy: inciweb)

Pony Fire (Courtesy: inciweb)

PONY FIRE  – 15 miles SW of Happy Camp.  

  • Area:   Klamath National Forest.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber, heavy logging slash, chaparral.
  • Status:   Min fire behavior.  Structures threatened.  road / area / trail closures in effect.
  • Acres:   15,240.
  • Containment:  60%.
  • Resources:  453 personnel, 10 crews, 7 engines, 4 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $14.2 Million

SHERPA FIRE  – 19 miles NW of Santa Barbara.  

  • Area:   Los Padres National Forest.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral and tall grass.
  • Status:   Active fire behavior with isolatedspotting and running.  Many structures are still being threatened.
  • Acres:   3000.
  • Containment:  0%.
  • Resources:    376 personnel, 11 crews, 50 engines, 12 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $1 Million.

Sherpa Fire (Credit: Amber/Santa Barbara Co FD)

Sherpa Fire (Credit: Amber/Santa Barbara Co FD)

NEW MEXICO

BURRO FIRE – 12 miles NW of Mule Creek.  NEW!

  • Area:  Apache – Sitgreaves National Forest.
  • Fire Fuels:   Brush and tall grass.
  • Status:   Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing and creeping.  Homes under threat.
  • Acres:   550..
  • Containment:  0%.
  • Resources:  76 personnel.  3 crews, 0 engines, 2 copters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $50,000.00.

DOG HEAD FIRE – 6 miles NW of Tajique.

  • Area:   Cibola National Forest.
  • Command:  IMT 1 / IC Day.
  • Fire Fuels:  Timber and medium logging slash.
  • Status:   Min fire behavior. Many structures under threat.  Road / area / trail closures in effect.  Evacuations lifted.
  • Acres:   17,912
  • Containment:  61%.
  • Resources:    938  personnel,  22  crews, 60 engines, 8 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $7 Million.

UTAH

ASPEN FIRE – 13 miles SW of Cedar City.  NEW!

  • Area:   Dixie National Forest.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber, dormant brush, hardwood slash and light logging.
  • Status:   Min fire behavior with isolated torching, creeping and smoldering. Road / trail closures in effect.
  • Acres:   355.
  • Containment:  97%.
  • Resources:    295 personnel, 11 crews, 3 engines, 3 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $2.4 Million.

SADDLE FIRE – 2 miles S of Pine Valley.  NEW!

  • Area:   Dixie National Forest.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber.
  • Status:   Active fire behavior with isolated torching, flanking, and backing.  Evacuations / road / trail closures in effect.
  • Acres:   512.
  • Containment:  0%.
  • Resources:    355 personnel, 12 crews, 8 engines, 6 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $900,000.00.

 

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Active U.S. Wildfires | Sit Reps | June 21, 2016

Updated 2130 PDT Hours

Hello and Welcome to our Post about U.S. Wildfires.  We thought we could group them altogether but the various sources we were using delayed the info getting out to you, therefore trying to separate them.  Waaay too many wildfires, so here we again – grouping them together.

NATIONAL FIRE STATS

  • National Preparedness Level:  2
  • New Large Incidents:  7
  • Initial Attack Activity:  Light – 107 New Fires
  • Uncontained Large Fires:  18
  • NIMOs Committed:  1
  • Type 1 IMTs committed:  4
  • Type 2 IMTs committed:  3

Breakdown by Areas 

  • Southwest Area (PL4):  13 new fires. 4 uncontained.  (NM/AZ)
  • Southern California Area (PL3):  28 new fires, 3 new large incidents. 4 uncontained large fires. (CA)
  • Great Basin Area (PL2):  9 new fires.  2 uncontained fires. (UT)
  • Northern California Area (PL2):  11 new fires. 1 uncontained fires.
  • Rocky Mountain Area (PL2):  4 new fires. 3 new large incidents. 4 uncontained large fires. (WY, CO)
  • Alaska Area (PL2):  2 uncontained fires.
  • Northern Rockies Area (PL1):  5 new fires.  1 uncontained fire. (MT)
  • Northwest Area (PL1):  7 new fires. 1 new large incident. 1 uncontained fire.

 

 

ALASKA

BIG MUD FIRE – 55 miles SW of Tanana.  NEW!

  • Area:  Tanana Zone. BLM.  Started on FWS land.
  • Fire Fuels: Dormant brush and hardwood litter.
  • Status: Min fire behavior.
  • Acres:  42,641 acres.
  • Containment:  0% .
  • Resources: 0.
  • Cost-to-Date: $59K

TETLIN FIRE – 2 miles SW of Tetlin.  

  • Area:   Tok Area Forestry. Dept of Forestry.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber, brush and short grass.
  • Status:   Active fire behavior with isolated torching / creeping.  Numerous structures threatened.  Trail and area closures are in effect.
  • Acres:   1098.
  • Containment:  5%.  
  • Resources:   234 personnel. 8 crews. 9 engines. 3 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $1.2 Million.

View from the air

Cedar Fire. (Courtesy: inciweb)

ARIZONA

BROWN FIRE – 55 miles SW of Tucson. 

  • Area:   Southeast District.  AZ State Forestry.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral and tall grass.
  • Status:   Active fire behavior with uphill runs and backing.  1 structure lost.  Additional are under threat.
  • Acres:   15,240.
  • Containment:  30%.
  • Resources:  230 personnel, 7 crews, 11 engines, 4 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $450,000.00.

CEDAR FIRE – 10 miles S of Show Low.

  • Area:   Fort Apache Agency, BIA.
  • Command:  IMT 1 / IC Pierson.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber and brush.
  • Status:   Active fire behavior with group torching, short crown runs, backing.  Numerous structures are threatened.  Evacuations / road closures are in effect.
  • Acres:   26,739.
  • Containment:  20%.
  • Resources:   847 personnel, 22 crews, 45 engines, 7 choppers.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $5.9Million.

QUEMADO FIRE  – 13 miles NW of Springerville.  

  • Area:   NE District – AZ State Forestry.
  • Fire Fuels:   Short grass.
  • Status:   Minimal fire behavior.
  • Acres:   2285.
  • Containment:  100%.
  • Resources:  0.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $215,000.00.

WILDCAT FIRE – 26 miles SE of Jacob Lake. 

  • Area:   Kaibab National Forest
  • Command:  IMT 2 / IC Bales.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral and short grass.
  • Status:   N/A.
  • Acres:   1502.
  • Containment:  70%.
  • Resources:  238 personnel, 5 crews, 3 engines, 1 helicopter.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $2.5Million.

Brown Fire. (Courtesy: Katie Markey, Helitack H320)

CALIFORNIA

BORDER FIRE – 2 miles E of Potrero.  

  • Location: Off Hwy 188 / Hwy 94  near Tecate. CAL FIRE – Monte Vista Unit, San Diego County.
  • Started:  6/19/2016 @ 1103 Hours.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral / dormant brush / tall grass.
  • Status:   Active fire with torching, short-range, spotting and uphill runs.
  • Acres:   15,240.
  • Containment:  30%
  • Resources:  230 personnel, 7 crews, 11 engines, 4 helicopters.
  • Destroyed Structures: 4 outbuildings.
  • Injuries:  3 Firefighters, including 1 minor.

SAN GABRIEL COMPLEX

FISH FIRE –  2 miles NE of Azusa.  

  • Area:   Angeles NF, Los Angeles County FD.
  • Start Day/Time:  6/20/2016 @ 1120 hours.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral, brush and tall grass.
  • Status:   Extreme fire behavior with spotting and running.  Many structures are still being threatened.
  • Acres:   3000.
  • Containment:  0%.
  • Resources:    376 personnel, 11 crews, 50 engines, 12 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $1 Million.

RESERVOIR FIRE  – 3 miles N of Azusa.  

  • Area:   Angeles NF, Los Angeles County FD.
  • Start Day/Time:  6/20/2016 @ 1100  hours.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral, brush and tall grass.
  • Status:   Managed under San Gabriel Complex.
  • Acres:   1500.
  • Containment:  0%.
  • Resources:    N/A.
  • Cost-to-Date:  N/A.

Pony Fire (Courtesy: inciweb)

Pony Fire (Courtesy: inciweb)

PONY FIRE  – 15 miles SW of Happy Camp.  

  • Area:   Klamath National Forest.
  • Fire Fuels:   Timber, heavy logging slash, chaparral.
  • Status:   Min fire behavior.  Structures threatened.  road / area / trail closures in effect.
  • Acres:   15,240.
  • Containment:  60%.
  • Resources:  453 personnel, 10 crews, 7 engines, 4 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $14.2 Million

SHERPA FIRE  – 19 miles NW of Santa Barbara.  

  • Area:   Los Padres National Forest.
  • Fire Fuels:   Chaparral and tall grass.
  • Status:   Active fire behavior with isolatedspotting and running.  Many structures are still being threatened.
  • Acres:   3000.
  • Containment:  0%.
  • Resources:    376 personnel, 11 crews, 50 engines, 12 helicopters.
  • Cost-to-Date:  $1 Million.

Sherpa Fire (Credit: Amber/Santa Barbara Co FD)

Sherpa Fire (Credit: Amber/Santa Barbara Co FD)

 

 

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Active U.S. Wildfires | Sit Reps | June 20, 2016

Updated 2230 PDT Hours

Hello and Welcome to our Post about U.S. Wildfires.  We thought we could group them altogether but the various sources we were using delayed the info getting out to you, therefore trying to separate them.  Waaay too many wildfires, so here we again – grouping them together.

Thanks for being very patient with us as we try to get it together – yet, again.  You all are awesome.  Please feel to reach out to us like you have been doing on Facebook page and on Twitter (@nwfireblog).

Here are a few fires to get you started!

ALASKA

#TetlinRiverFire – 2 miles SW of Tetlin.

Tok Area Forestry, DOF.  Timber, brush and short grass. Active fire behavior with group torching and short crown runs.

Numerous structures threatened. Trail and area closures in effect.

1098 ac., 0% contained, 227 personnel, 8 crews, 9 engines, 3 helicopters. $973K (CTD)

View from the air

Cedar Fire. (Courtesy: inciweb)

ARIZONA

#BrownFire – 55 miles SW of Tucson.

Southeast District, Arizona State Forestry. Chaparral and tall grass. Active fire behavior with wind-driven and uphill runs. Residences threatened.

8107 ac., 15% contained, 215 personnel, 7 crews, 11 engines, 2 helicopters, 1 structure lost. $325K (CTD).

#CedarFire – 10 miles S of Show Low.

Fort Apache Agency, BIA. IMT 1  / IC Pierson.  Timber and brush. Active fire behavior with group torching, short-range spotting, and crown runs.

Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations and road closures in effect

13,187 ac,  40% containment,  770 personnel,  21 crews,  37 engines,  7 helicopters.   $5.2M (CTD).

#QuemadoFire  – 13 miles NW of Springerville.

Northeast District, Arizona State Forestry.  Short grass. Minimal fire behavior.

2285 ac., 60% contained, 1 personnel, 0 crews, 0 engines, 0 helicopters. $210K (CTD).

#WildcatFire – 26 miles SE of Jacob Lake.

Kaibab NF. IMT 2 / IC Bales. Chaparral and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping

1502 ac., 55% containment,  295 personnel,  7 crews,  3 engines, 4 helicopters. $1.9M (CTD)

Brown Fire. (Courtesy: Katie Markey, Helitack H320)

CALIFORNIA

#ArroyoFire – E of Greenfield.

Start 6/17 @ 1647 hours. 70 ac. Monterey Co. Arroyo Seco Rd / Elm Ave.  CAL Fire – San Benito. 100% contained @ 6/20/2016 1805 hours.

#BorderFire – San Diego County.

Started 6/19 @ 1103 hours. 7500 acres. 5% contained. Off Highway 188 / Hwy 94 near Tecate. CALFire.

Evacs: Mandatory evacuations are in effect for the community of Potrero, Forest Gate, Star Ranch, Cowboy Ranch, Dog Patch, & Canyon City.

Shelter:  Los Coches Creek Middle School (9669 Dunbar Ln., El Cajon, CA 92021.

Structures Destroyed: 4 outbuildings.

Injuries: 3 Firefighters (1 minor).

#CamancheFire – S of Ione.

Start 6/17 @ 1454 hors. 210 acres, 95% contained. Off of Camanche Pkwy N / Coal Mine Rd.

#CoalFire – N of Oroville.

Started 6/20 @ 1630 hours.  112 acres. Butte Co. Off Coal Canyon Rd / Hwy 70.  CAL Fire- Butte Unit.  100% contained. 6/20/2016 1950 hours.

#FishFire – Angeles NF.

Started 6/20 @ 1120 hours. 3000 acres. 0% contained.  Night flying aircraft overnight.  Evacuations. Being managed by Angeles NF for #FishFire and #ReservoirFire.

Large animal evacuations  Hansen Dam Equestrian Center @ 11127 Orcas Avenue, Sylmar, CA.

#KingFire – San Benito County.

Start 6/17 @ 1430 hours. N of Hwy 198. E of Hwy 25. CAL Fire – San Benito – Monterey Unit. 100% contained. 6/20/2016 @ 1805.

Destroyed: 2 outbuildings, 2 residential structures.

Pony Fire (Courtesy: inciweb)

Pony Fire (Courtesy: inciweb)

#PonyFire – 15 miles SW of Happy Camp.

Klamath NF. IMT 2 / IC Young. Timber, heavy logging slash, and chaparral. Minimal fire behavior.

Structures threatened. Road, area, and trail closures in effect.

2855 ac., 60% contained, 453 personnel, 10 crews, 7 engines, 4 helicopters. $14.2M (CTD).

#ReservoirFire – Angeles NF.

Started 6/20 @ 1100 hours. 1500 acres. 0% contained. Being managed by #FishFire IC.

#SherpaFire – 19 miles NW of Santa Barbara.

Los Padres NF. IMT 1 / IC Opliger..  Chaparral and tall grass. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching and flanking.

Numerous residences threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect.

7,893 ac. 62% contained, 1926 personnel, 57 crews, 129 engines, 18 helicopters, 1 structure lost. $7.3M (CTD)

Sherpa Fire (Credit: Amber/Santa Barbara Co FD)

Sherpa Fire (Credit: Amber/Santa Barbara Co FD)

COLORADO

#TA27Fire – 17 miles S of Colorado Springs on Fort Carson Army Base.

Fort Carson Army Base, DOD.  Short grass. No new information.

644 ac., 95% contained, 62 personnel, 2 crews, 4 engines, 0 helicopters. $500K (CTD).

#PlumCanyonFire – 10 miles N of Villegreen.

Las Animas County.  Timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with single tree torching, creeping, and smoldering

1260 acres, 95% contained, 47 personnel, 1 crew, 2 engines, 1 helicopter. $25K (CTD)

Tanker Drops on the Dog Head Fire

Dog Head Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

MONTANA

#WallFire

Miles City Field Office, BLM. Started on private land 25 miles southwest of Ashland, MT. Timber. Extreme fire behavior with torching and running. Sage grouse habitat threatened.

1535 ac., 40% contained, 93 personnel, 3 crew, 13 engines, 2 helicopters. $120K (CTD).

 

NEW MEXICO

#DogHeadFire (NM) – 6 miles NW of Tajique

Cibola NF.  IMT 1 / IC Day.  Timber and medium logging slash. Minimal fire behavior with single tree torching, creeping, and smoldering.

Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect.

17,891 ac, 9% containment,  923 personnel,  22 crews, 68 engines, 5 helicopters,  45 structures lost.  $4.5M (cost-to-date or CTD).

#NorthFire – 25 miles SW of Magdalena.

Cibola NF.  Timber. Active fire behavior with group torching, isolated torching, and backing. Structures threatened. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Last report unless significant activity occurs

35,217 ac., 30% contained. 166 personnel, 3 crews, 5 engines, 1 helicopter. $2M (CTD)

fire smoke from a distance

Wall Fire. (Credit: Ken Schmid)

UTAH

#AspenFire – 13 miles SW of Cedar City.

Dixie NF.  Timber, dormant brush, hardwood slash, and light logging slash. Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching, creeping, and smoldering. Road and trail closures in effect.

355 ac., 85% contained, 471 personnel, 19 crews, 5 engines, 3 helicopters. $1.8M (CTD)

#SaddleFire – 2 Miles S of Pine Valley.

Dixie NF. NIMO / IC Reinarz. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching. Trail closures in effect.

318 ac. 0% contained, 205 personnel, 7 crews, 8 engines, 2 helicopters. $261K (CTD).

 

WYOMING

#DeerCreekFire – 25 Miles SW of Gillette.

Campbell County. Timber, brush, and tall grass. Active fire behavior with torching and running. Sage grouse habitat threatened.

800 acres. 80% contained, 81 personnel, 1 crew, 12 engines 1 helicopter.  $No CTD.

#ShortFire – 25 miles N of Recluse.

Buffalo Field Office, BLM.  Timber, brush, and tall grass. Active fire behavior with running and torching. Structures threatened.

2267 ac., 0% contained. 65 personnel, 1 crew, 13 engines, 2 helicopters. $100K (CTD.)

 

 

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California’s #ChimneyFire Explodes – June 3, 2016

Updated 0645 Hours PDT

Incident Summary

#ChimneyFire started on June 1, 1016 at 1330 Hours PDT from an unknown ignition source which is currently under investigation.

Photo Credit: BLM

Photo Credit: BLM

The fire is located at in the Central California District (Tulare County) and in the Chimney Peak wilderness area and Owens Peak.

The fire has consumed 1,000 acres.

Command

This Wildfire is being managed by the BLM Bakersfield Field Office.

Resources

Currently, assigned to this incident are Firefighters from the USFS, CAL Fire and SNF (390) and 13 aircraft assisting.

The Angeles National Forest was sending 7 engines and 2 hotshot crews as of yesterday.

Evacuations

Evacuations of the Chimney Peak community were conducted on June 1, 2016.

Closures

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed between Hwy 178 and Kennedy Meadows.

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