#BrooklynFire | Arizona | Newly Reported!

TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, ARIZONA

Summary | Lightning sparked a wildfire on July 7, 2017 about  25 miles NW of Cave Creek,  Arizona in Brooklyn Peak area

Size |  It is currently at 32,778 acres with a 0% containment status.

Fire Fuels | Tall grass, shrubs, and juniper fuels.

Command | SWA T1 Team 2 are currently monitoring this wildfire.

Resources | There are 150 personnel alongside 2 crews and 11 engines.

Current Conditions | Fire behavior is active with wind-driven runs and flanking. Structures and infrastructures are currently being threatened.

Cost-To-Date | Total costs have reached a high of $50,000.

Fire Image | Courtesy of Inciweb.

Social Media | #BrooklynFire #AZwildfire2017 #AZ

 

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Wildland Fires | Arizona | July 9 2017

STATE OF ARIZONA – Here is the recap of wildland fires dispatched via the Wildland Fire CAD system only by dispatch hours.

2107 Hours | Village Meadows Fire | Buffalo Soldier Trail.#

1943 Hours | Rex Fire | Jurassic Park. 3 acres.#

1819 Hours | ASF 694 Fire | Hwy 260. MP 319.#

1739 Hours | Whetstones Fire | North side of Whetstone Mountains & West of Benson.#

1729 Hours | Huffer #9 Fire | .25 acres. Contained by MRRD.#

1719 Hours | Odart Fire | 1 mile North of Odart LO.#

1636 Hours | Doyle #8 Fire | Doyle Ridge. 0.1 acre. Contained by FRD.#

1617 Hours | Sun Fire | I-17, MM 254.  14 acres. Contained and out.#

1611 Hours | Sun PDC | I-17 @ Mile markers 252-255.#

1545 Hours | Standsbury Fire |  Graham County behind Heliograph Peak. 103 acres. Dispatched Engines 361 and 332.#

1520 Hours | Tumbleweed Fire | PMA E5763 dispatched. District #4. 0.1 acres.#

1452 Hours | First Fire | Scotts Res. Pondo and litter. #

1450 Hours | Diablo Fire | I-40 @ MP 228, Coconino County. 486 acres. Dispatched E131 from Florence.#

1436 Hours | Fisher Tank Fire | South of Highawy 40 @ Mile post 190 in Coconino County.  #

1420 Hours | Beale Fire | 3 miles North of Topac. #

1412 Hours | Beal Fire | Havasu Refuge. 100 acres. Resources on-scene. ( unsure if the same as the one above at 1420 Hours.)#

1351 Hours | Del Sol Fire | Kino Springs area.  20 acres.#

1344 Hours | Volunteer Fire | I-40 at MP 181.#

1332 Hours | Garrett Fire | I-10 at MP 364.#

1322 Hours | Yam Fire | Yam Canyon. 0.1 acres. #

1256 Hours | Nutri Fire | East of Nutrioso.#

1236 Hours  | Lee Valley Fire | West of Lee Valley Reservoir.

1156 Hours | Ridge #5 Fire | .10 acres. Contained by AZ State DOF.#

1147 Hours | Carrizo Fire | Hwy 260 at MP 300.#

1146 Hours | Shadow Fire | Hwy 260 @ MP 300 (appears to be the same as the Carrizo Fire reported by another Dispatch Center).   .75 acres. Grass and brush fuels.#

1135 Hours | Rucker Fire | Rucker Canyon Fire.#

1101 Hours | Stuck Fire | Gilson Wash. 0.25 acres.#

0938 Hours | Well #4 Fire | 0.25 acres. Contained by MRRD.#

0751 Hours | No Name #3 Fire | Observatory in Mesa. 0.1 acre.  Lightning struck single tree.#

0718 Hours | Hillside Road Fire | MP 17 on Hillside Road.#

0647 Hours | Lookout #2 Fire | Mt. Elden Road. Private land. 0.1 acre. Out.#

0617 Hours | Suizo Wash Fire | 79 at MP 96. 5 acres.#

0613 Hours | 182 Fire | I-10 @ MP 182.   .10 acres#

NOTE: Does not include Tucson or William Dispatch Center wildfires due to time constraints.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

 

U.S. ACTIVE WILDFIRES | JUNE 30 2017

Thank you for reading our U.S. Active wildfires post.  All wildfires we are tracking are listed by the wildfire name.  Don’t see a wildfire on our list?  Please give us a shout!

Bell Fire | 12 miles S of Mosquero, New Mexico | NM State of Forestry

6/29/2017:  Active fire behavior with uphill running, wind-driven runs.  6/30/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with single tree torching and is creeping.  800 acres. 55% containment.  15 personnel.  2 engines.  $30K CTD.

Bonita Fire | 16 miles NE of Canjilon, New Mexico | Carson NF

Timber, brush and short grass fuels.  7,495 acres. 95% contained. 101 personnel.  1 crew.  4 engines. $5Million CTD.

Brianhead Fire | 1 mile N of Brian Head, Utah | SW Area / Utah DOF

IMT 1 + 2 on-scene.  Timber and Medium logging slash as fuels. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing and single tree torching.  58,319 acres. 20% contained. 1800 personnel.  51 crews. 82 engines. 14 helicopters. 26 structures lost.  $16.7Million CTD.

Burro Fire  | Catalina Foothills of Burro tank, Arizona | Coronado NF

Reported June 30th @ 1030 hours. Tall grass.  Moderate to High ROS. VLAT and 4 helicopters assigned to incident. 50 acres. 0% contained.

Cajete Fire | 8 miles NE of Jemez Springs, New Mexico | Santa Fe NF

Timber and medium logging slash as fuels. 1,412 acres. 96% containment.  48 personnel. 2 crews. 1 engine. 1 helicopter. $4.5Million CTD.

Centennial Fire  | 13 miles SE Glenns Ferry, Idaho | DOD / Mtn Home AFB

Short brush are fire fuels. Extreme fire behavior with running. Structures threatened. 18,660 acres. 100% contained. 35 personnel. 7 engines. 1 helicopter. $275K CTD.

Cole Creek Fire | 9 miles S of Carlin, Nevada | Elko District, BLM

Brush, short grass as fire fuels.  Minimum fire behavior and smoldering.  Threatening sage and grouse.  6,195 acres. 90% contained. 255 personnel. 8 crews. 6 engines. 2 helicopters. $1.2Million CTD.

Franguita Fire | 4 miles S of Anvaca, Arizona | Coronado NF

Tall grass, brush as fire fuels. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.  Structures threatened.  2,400 acres. 90% contained. 16 personnel.  4 engines. $520K CTD.

Frye Fire  | 9 miles W of Swift Trail Junction, Arizona | AZ DOF

Timber, brush and chaparral are fire fuels. Active fire behavior with running and torching. 39,993 acres. 45% contained.  797 personnel.  15 crews. 45 engines. 9 helicopters.  1 structure lost.  $14.2Million CTD.

Gentry Fire  | 10 miles SW of Heber, Arizona | Apache – Sitgreaves NF

Discovered 6/28/2017.  Lightning caused in Gentry Canyon. Black Mesa Ranger District. 5 miles SE of Forest Lakes and 10 miles SW of Heber / Overgaard. Heavy logging slash and tall grass are fire fuels.  Active Fire behavior with short-range spotting, isolate torching.  1 RR bridge and Gentry Lookout are being threatened. 175 acres. 0% contained. IC:  White Mtn. Zone Type 3 team. 155 personnel. 6 crews. 2 engines. 2 helicopters. $60K CTD.

Goodwin Fire  | 8 miles SW of Mayer, Arizona | Prescott NF

IMT 1 (2) managing fire. Chaparral and short grass as fuels.  Active fire behavior with uphill runs, flanking and spotting.  Structures threatened. 24,828 acres. 43% contained. 1,115 personnel. 24 crews. 68 engines. 13 helicopters. 21 structures destroyed. $6.3Million CTD.

Gremlin Fire | 25 miles NE of Kingman, Arizona | AZ DOF

NW District. Tall grass and brush with short grass. Active fire behavior with running and torching.  Structures threatened. Evacuation in process. Road closures. 359 acres. 25% contained.  151 personnel.  4 crews. 11 engines. 2 helicopters. $75K CTD.

I-84 M 271 Fire | 25 miles SE of Marta, Idaho | BLM – ID Falls District

Short grass is fuels. Minimal fire behavior. 3,522 acres. 100% contained. 24 personnel. 5 engines. $220K CTD.

Lightner Fire | 4.25 miles WNW of Durango, Colorado | BLM – Tres Rios Field Office

Started 6/28/2017 @ 1617 hours in a structure on private land. La Plata County community and evacuation information Line @ 970-385-8700 or website @ www.co.laplata.co.us  397 acres. 29% contained. Ponderosa pine, pinyon-juniper, gamble oak are fuels. 245 personnel.

Mart Fire  | Highland Avenue and Highway 330, California | San Bernardino NF

Started 6/27/2017 around 1518 PDT.  Cause under investigation.  Unified Command. 125 personnel. 670 acres. 95% contained.

Maynard Fire  | N. of Arivaca and E. of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona

AZ DOF.  Started 6/25/2017 @ 0200 hours.  Unknown cause, under investigation. Fire sitting in a box canyon. All resources pulled off rugged terrain due to safety concerns. 5 personnel.  1,300 acres. 60% containment. Fire managers waiting for fire to move out of box canyon, then reassess if can send in crews.

Mill Fire  | 30 miles S of Battle Mtn, Nevada | BLM – Battle Mtn District

Timber, brush and short grass are fuels. Moderate fire behavior with spotting. 47acres. 60% contained. 97 personnel. 2 crews. 5 engines. 1 helicopter. 1 structure lost.  $200K CTD.

Mink Fire | 3 miles SW of Arivaca, Arizona | Coronado NF

Tall grass and brush are fuels.  Minimal fire behavior that is smoldering and creeping. 1,024 acres. 80% contained. 28 personnel. 1 crew. 2 engines. $115K CTD.

Palmdale Fire  | Tierra Subida / Shaner Road, California | CAL Fire

Started 6/30/2017. Unknown cause.  Fire behavior is running. Medium fuels. 4 engines and 1 copter requested. 1 acre.

Sandpoint Fire | 6 miles SE of Glenns Ferry, Idaho | BLM – Twin Falls District

Short grass and brush are fire fuels. Minimal fire behavior and smoldering. 7,800 acres. 50% containment. 54 personnel. 2 crews. 2 engines. $300K CTD.

Spartan Fire | 9 miles SE of Wenatchee, Washington | DNR – SE Region

Between all 3 Washington Wildfires – Spartan, Straight Hollow and Sutherland Fires, there are 545 personnel.  8,730 acres. 81% contained. (Spartan)

Straight Hollow Fire  | 14 miles NW of Quincy, Washington | BLM – Spokane District

Short grass and brush are fuels. Minimal fire behavior. 8,458 acres. 75% contained. 50 personnel. 3 crews. $300K CTD.

Sutherland Fire  | 11 miles NW Quincy, Washington | BLM – Spokane District

Lightning caused. Short grass and brush.  Moderate fire behavior with flanking. 29,433 acres. 50% contained. 369 personnel. 9 crews. 43 engines.  $2Million CTD.

Swisshelms Fire | Arizona | AZ DOF

Tall grass, brush and short grass are fuels. 5

Tarina Fire  | Breckenridge Road, 3 miles east of Bakersfield  in Kern County, California | Kern FD

1,200 acres.  50% contained.

Topanga Fire  | off Topanga Canyon & Pacific Coast Hwy in Malibu, California | LACoFD

Topanga Fire. Firehawk filling up. (Photo credit: LACoFD)

55 acres. 40% contained.

Umptanum Fire | 4 miles S of Ellensburg, Washington |  DNR

Dispatched 1920 hours on 6/30/2017. New start.  Cause unknown.  9 acres.  3 engines + 2 rotors dispatched.  No new update as of 2225 PDT.

Whitman Fire | 18 miles NE of Red River, New Mexico | Carson NF

Started 6/30/2017.  Unknown Cause.  Active Fire behavior with flanking, isolated torching.  300 acres. 0% containment. 64 personnel. 2 crews. 5 engines. 2 helicopters.  $100K CTD.

Sources:  WADNR, Inciweb, NWICC, NIFC, Social Media, CAL Fire

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

U.S. NEW WILDFIRES | JUNE 28 2017

Nationally Speaking

30 large fires have burned nearly 180,000 acres. 20 new large fires were reported in nine states. More than 8,000 firefighters and support personnel are assigned to wildfires across the country. Firefighters contained 11 wildfires on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

At 2 p.m. MDT on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, the National Multiagency Coordinating Group increased the national preparedness level to PL3 due to the increase in large fire activity in multiple geographic areas.” – The National Interagency Fire Center.

ALASKA

FOSSIL FIRE

Fire Unit/Agency:   Tanana Zone, BLM.   Location:  76 miles NW of Anaktuvuk, AK. Short grass.  Fire Behavior: Minimal fire behavior.  Size/Containment Status:  434 acres, 0%.  Resources:  0 resources.  CTD:   $4,000.

ARIZONA

FRAGUITA FIRE

Fire Unit:   Coronado National Forest Location:  4 miles South of Arivaca, AZ.  Fire Fuels:  tall grass and brush. Fire Behavior:  Moderate fire. Backing.  Flanking. Size:  2,400 acres.  Containment Status:  50%.  Resources:  147 personnel. 5 crews.  9 engines.  1 helicopter.  CTD:  $400,000.

GREMLIN FIRE

Fire Unit:  AZ DOF.  Start Date/Time:   June 28, 2017 @ 1730 hours.   Location:  Located 30 miles east of Kingman along Route 66, between the communities of Hackberry and Valentine.  Cause:  Unknown.  Fire Fuels:  Dry vegetation, including grasses and brush.  Resources:   Total 50 personnel. Fire crews from the Department of Forestry and Fire Management are en route to assist  the Mohave County-area fire crews.  Current Tactics:  Focusing on structure protection and fire suppression.  Evacuations:  Valentine is in a pre-evacuation status. Road Closures:  State Route 66 is scheduled to be closed until midnight Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

MAYNARD FIRE

Fire Unit:  Southwest Area.  AZ DOF.  Location: 13 miles West of Amado, Arizona.  Fire Fuels:  Short grass and brush.  Fire Behavior:  Minimal. Smoldering.  Closures:  Roads, area and trails. Size:  1,200 acres.  Containment Status:  0%.  Resources:  94 personnel. 3 crews.  3 helicopters. CTD:  $40,000.

MINK FIRE

Location:   SE Area on Arizona Department of Forestry lands. 13 miles West of Amado, Arizona.   Fire Behavior:  Minimal.  Size:  1,024 acres of short grass and brush consumed. Containment Statuts:  60% Resources: 96 personnel with 3 crews, 5 engines and 3 helos.  CTD: $100,000 .

SWISSHELMS FIRE

Fire Unit/Agency:  AZ DOF.  Start Date/Time:  June 27th @ 1715 hours.  Cause:  Unknown.  Size/Containment:  1,600 acres, 0%.  Location:  10 Miles East of Elfrida, Arizona.  A few miles from the Saddle Fire. Fire Fuels:  Grass and brush.  Personnel:  50.  Fire Weather:  Dry and breezy conditions.

CALIFORNIA

There were 37 wildfires that were reported on Wednesday, June 28th with 3 of them being new starts and 4 being not contained wildfires, says the National Interagency Coordination Center for the United States.

BATTLE FIRE

Start Date/Time:  June 28th prior to 1400 hours.  Location:   near Horse Mountain southeast of Tulelake in California.  Resources: Modoc National Forest, Modoc County, CALFIRE and multiple other agencies.   Size:  562 acres.  Containment Status:  0%.

BELL FIRE

Bell Fire 6/27/2017  Reported 1557hrs

Bell Fire. Photo Courtesy: Inciweb

Start Date/Time:  June 27th @ 1557 hours.  Fire District/Agency:  Within the Kern River Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest.    Located:  Community of Riverkern, 5 miles north of the town of Kernville, California. Cause: Unknown.  Size/Containment Status:  108 acres, 90%  Resources:  50 personnel.

BEN FIRE

Start Date/Time:  June 28th @ 1549 hours.  Location:  off Ben Hur Road and Silver Bar Road in Mariposa County, California.  Unit:  CAL FIRE – Madera – Merced – Mariposa.  Size:  800 acres.  Containment Status:  0%.

CRISTIANITOS FIRE

Fire in San Clemente from Doheny State Park in San Clemente County, California (Photo Credit: @bbdd333)

Start/Date Time:  June 28, 2017.  Location:   Off Cristianitos and Talega Roads on Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base near the San Mateo Campground. Command:  Unified Command with OCFD and Camp Pendleton Fire.  Fire Conditions:  This vegetation fire that is located  is now threatening structures to North San Clemente, California.   Air Resources:  Aircraft making good progress.  Planned night operations with air support in the planning stages.

Photo Credit: Pendleton Camp 75

Personnel/Equipment:  Multiple strike teams are also on-scene.  300 firefighters are assigned. Mobilizing the U.S. Forest Service night flying helicopter & fixed wing air attack, say Military Officials. Evacuations:  No evacuations as of yet.

Photo Credit: OCFD PIO

HILL FIRE

Date/Time Started:    June 26th @ 1527 hours.    Cause:   Unknown.  Fire Unit:  CAL FIRE – San Obispo  Location:   Park Hill Road and La Entrada, east of Santa Margarita   Resources:  Unknown.  Current Conditions:  1,598 acres. 75% contained.

MANZANITA FIRE

Date/Time Started:  June 26th  @ 1510 hours. Cause:  Traffic Collison with fire.  Fire Unit:  Riverside Unit &Cal Fire. Location: 3 miles South of Beaumont and Lambs Canyon (Highway 79 N) Near Dump Road in California .  Fire Fuels:  Tall grass and chaparral.  Evacuations:  All Orders have been lifted.   Fire Behavior:  Moderate fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.  Resources:  2 ambulances, 575 firefighters, Police Department, EMD, PIO, Fire Investigator, Utilities, 3 crews, 47 engines, 30 overhead support personnel, 1 helo, 15 water tenders, 6 dozers assigned. Threats:  Numerous residences threatened.  Closures: Road, area and trail closures in effect.  Size:   6,309 acres.  Containment Status:  77%.

MART FIRE

Fire Unit:  San Bernardino National Forest . Location: Two miles northeast of Highland, CA.  Fire fuels: Tall grass and chaparral.  Fire Behavior:  Active fire behavior with uphill runs, short-range spotting and wind-driven runs.  Threats:  Numerous residences threatened.  Closures: Road, area and trail closures in effect.

SCHAEFFER FIRE

Schaeffer Fire June 27

Photo Courtesy: Inciweb

Fire Unit:  Sequoia NF.  Location:  17 miles North of Kernville, CA. Fire Fuels:  Brush and timber. Fire Behavior:  Moderate activity with backing and flanking.  Closures: Trails. Size/Containment Status:  586 acres, 0%.  Resources:  24 personnel. 1 engine. 1 helicopter.  CTD:  $17,000.

COLORADO

412 Fire. Photo Courtesy: Inciweb

412 FIRE

Fire Unit:  San Juan National Forest.  Location:  Located in the Ryman Creek area of the Dolores Ranger District about 7 miles South of Rico, Colorado.  Start Date/Time:   June 23 @ 1500 hours.  Fire Fuels: Heavy dead and down mixed conifer forests, spruce and fir.  Cause: Lightning.  Size/Containment Status:  75 acres, 0%.  Resources:  65 personnel.  1 Type 3 IMT.

FLORIDA

TUCKER FIRE

Fire Unit:  Florida Forest Service.  Location:  3 miles NW of Rockledge, Florida. Size/Containment:  4,500 acres, 70% containment.  Fire  Fuels:  Short grass. Fire Behavior:  Moderate fire behavior. Resources:  1 personnel.  1 engine.  CTD:  $1,000.

IDAHO

CARTER FIRE

Fire Unit:  Boise District, BLM.  Location:  10 miles NW of Mountain Home, ID. Fire Fuels:  Short grass.  Fire Behavior:  Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Size: 900 acres. Containment Status:  80%.  Resources:  4 personnel.  1 engine.  CTD:  $10,000.

I84 MM 271 FIRE

Location: Idaho Falls District on BLM land and 25 miles SE of Malta, Idaho.  Fire Fuels:   Short grass.  Fire Behavior: Active fire behavior with running.  Size: 3,000 acres.  Containment Status:  65%.  Resources:  59 personnel. 13 engines. CTD:  $150,000.

NEW MEXICO

TIFFANY FIRE

Location:   30 miles South of Socorro, New Mexico.  Fire District:  Southeast District of New Mexico State Forestry lands.  Fire Fuels:  Chaparral and hardwood litter.  Fire Behavior:  Extreme fire behavior with crowing and torching. Threats:  Residences are under direct threat.  Size/Containment Status:  836 acres have been destroyed but there is a 25% containment status.  Resources:  There are 111 personnel on the wildfire along with 3 crews, 11 engines and 1 helicopter. Cost-to-date has reached $120,000.

Camp Pendleton Fire. Photo Credit: Camp Pendleton 75.

TEXAS

WF FIRE

Fire Unit:  McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge, FWS.   Location: 9 miles Eastof High Island, TX.  Fire Fuels:  Tall grass.  Fire Behavior:  Moderate fire behavior.  Acres/Containment Status:  500 acres, 0% contained. Resources:  2 personnel.  CTD:  $1,000.

UTAH

STREAM FIRE

Fire Unit:   Salt Lake Field Office, BLM.  Location:   Short grass and brush.   Fire Behavior:  Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs.   Size/Containment:  8,146 acres, 80%.  Resources:  45 personnel.  10 engines.  CTD:  $175,000.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

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

Shoutout Saturday

A Shoutout to those who are reading this blog this evening from the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Pakistan, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Bangladesh, Palestinian Territories, Marshall Islands and Ireland.  We are happy to have you on board.

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.

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

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

ARIZONA WILDFIRES | JUNE 23 2017

STATE OF ARIZONA

 

#3 RAIN FIRE – NEW!

This wildfire is on the Kaibab National Forest and about 5 miles SW of Tusayan.  Fire fuels include timber with active fire behavior.

There are 80 personnel along with 3 crews, 3 engine and 1 helicopter assigned.  $40,000 is the total for suppression costs-to-date.*

303 FIRE

The 303 Fire is located 4 miles North of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area and South of the Carefree Highway, near the Intersection of I17 and Loop 303.  Fire fuels include hot and dry brush. This fire was ignited June 22nd @ 1400 hours.

1,150 acres. 0% contained.  There are 107 personnel. 3 crews. 5 engines. 2 helicopters.*

ANTELOPE VALLEY FIRE – NEW!

Per Arizona’s Dispatch Center, this wildfire was reported on Highway 89 A at mile marker 526.  Resources were dispatched at 1726 hours.  Limited fire details.*

BONI FIRE – NEW!

The Boni Fire was reported burning at the Gilson Wash today, dispatching resources at 1202 hours.  1 acre was destroyed.*

BOUNDARY FIRE – 12 miles North of Bellemont.

Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and torching.  Structures are still being threatened.

There are 13,464 acres burned with an 80% containment status.  332 personnel along with 5 crews, 13 engines and 4 helicopters are assigned to this incident.

Suppression costs today to date are $6.6 Million.*

BULL PEN FIRE – NEW!

The Bull Pen fire had fire resources dispatched at the crack of dawn.  Well, okay…kinda sorta.  This wildfire prompted Dispatch to send Coconino NF and RRRD fire crews out at 0005 hours to the Bull Pen Pit, where RRRD contained the fire to 16.5 acres.*

ENCINO FIRE

The Encino Fire is located 2 miles S of Sonoita, in the SE District and under management of the AZ Dept. of Forestry area.  Fire fuels include tall grass and brush.  Extreme fire behavior with running and spotting.  Structures are currently being threatened.   There are 1,289 acres with a 75% containment status alongside 137 personnel, 2 crews, 21 engines, 0 helicopters.

5 structures lost.*

FLAT FIRE – NEW!

Per Arizona’s CAD system, the fire is located NW of Hondah Casino where 0.06 acres of grass has been burned. Fire resources were dispatached at 1123 hours.*

FRYE FIRE –  Coronado NF. 9 miles West of Swift Trail Junction.

Moderate fire behavior with single-tree torching, backing and creeping. Structures being threatened.

Earlier Friday morning, there had been 17,833 acres scorched with a 10% containment but by this evening, more acreage had been burned bringing the total to 21,335.  There are 842 personnel assigned along with 21 crews, 33 engines and 7 helicopters.

Total fire suppression and containment costs have reached a total of $6.7 Million.*

June 19 Water drops over the fire, view from La Cienega area.

Highline Photo (Courtesy: Inciweb)

HIGHLINE FIRE

This wildfire is located on the Tonto NF, about  8 miles North of Payson.  Fire behavior is minimal with creeping and smoldering.    Friday’s evening update is showing a total of 7,198 acres destroyed with a 92% containment status. 421 personnel are still assigned along with 5 crews, 15 engines and 3 helicopters.

Total suppression costs are $14.4 Million.* Note: This is the last update for this wildfire.*

Fire Wrapped Cabin

Fire wrapped cabin. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

LAVA FIRE – NEW!

The Lava Fire resources were dispatched on Friday around 1320 hours to a wildfire burning on US 93 and mile marker 148.  10.75 acres were destroyed.  Limited fire information.*

LEE FIRE – NEW!

The Lee Fire is located in McNary, where 0.1 acres of pine litter have been destroyed. Fire crews responded at 0923 hours.*

MAGGIE FIRE – Phoenix District Office.  BLM.  6 miles North of Black Canyon City. Tall grass, brush and timber.  There are 1,400 acres scorched with a 90% containment status.  11 personnel are on-scene with 3 engines.

Total cost-to-date is $660,000.*

ORO RANCH FIRE – NEW!

The Oro Ranch Fire began earlier Friday morning around 0651.  It was located at the Oro Ranch and Baca Float.  Limited fire information.*

RAIN FIRE – 5 miles SW of Tusayan

The Rain Fire is  located SW of the Grand Canyon airport on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest.  The started  on June 21, 2017 around noon from an unknown human cause that is currently under investigation.

This photo was taken from the Red Butte Lookout, and it shows the Rain Fire on June 21.

Photo taken from the Red Butte Lookout. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Fire fuels include pinyon-juniper woodlands. 154 acres. 80% contained.  Fire conditions are hot, dry and windy.  Firefighters are in mop up operations.

80 personnel.  3 crews.  3 engines.  1 helicopter.   A small amount of smoke is visible from the Red Butte Lookout.*

RIDGETOP FIRE – NEW!

The Ridgetop Fire was reported as burning on Highway 260 and mile marker 285.  Per their CAD system, fire resources were dispatched at 1417 hours. 0.2 acres of grass were consumed. Limited fire information.*

TRAIL #3 FIRE – NEW!

Per Arizona’s CAD system, fire resources were dispatched around 1051 hours to 301 – 9018 N for a wildland fire.  FRD has lined this fire.*

Photo of active fire burning after a drip torch operation to prevent spread of fire; photo provided by Hawk Thul

Maggie Fire (Credit: Hawk Thul via Inciweb)

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(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/22/2017 @ 2115 Hours PDT

 

ARIZONA WILDFIRES | JUNE 22 2017

STATE OF ARIZONA

Fire Facts:  The majority of wildfires are burning in both Arizona and New Mexico.  As of today’s date, there have been 27,943 wildfires in the United States with 2,577,417 acres destroyed versus 2016’s 23,862 fires and 1,969,965 acres.

And, things are beginning to dry out even more.  Furthermore, lightning strikes are igniting many of the wildfires while some are human-caused.

303 FIRE (NEW!) – 4 miles North of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

This wildfire is South of the Carefree Highway and North of the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve near the Intersection of I17 & Loop 303.  Fire fuels include hot and dry brush. This fire was ignited today @ 1400 hours.

1,150 acres. 0% contained.

BOUNDARY FIRE – 12 miles North of Bellemont.

Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and torching.  10,344 acres. 42% contained.  Structures threatened.

ENCINO FIRE – 2 miles S of Sonoita

The Encino Fire is located in SE District in the AZ Dept. of Forestry area.  Fire fuels include tall grass and brush.  Extreme fire behavior with running and spotting.  Structures are currently being threatened.   1,289 acres. 60% contained.   5 structures have been lost.   293 personnel.  6 crews. 39 engines. 3 helicopters.

$13.2 Million CTD.

FRYE FIRE –  Coronado NF. 9 miles West of Swift Trail Junction.

Moderate fire behavior with single-tree torching, backing and creeping. Structures being threatened.   17,833 acres. 10% contained. 831 personnel. 21 crews.  36 engines. 7 helicopters.

$5.8 Million CTD.

June 19 Water drops over the fire, view from La Cienega area.

Highline Photo (Courtesy: Inciweb)

FREEZE 2 FIRE – San Carlos Agency. BIA. 2,832 acres. 70% contained. 110 personnel. 2 crews. 3 engines. $4.4 Million CTD.**

HIGHLINE FIRE – Tonto NF.  8 miles North of Payson.

Minimum fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.   6,840 acres. 92% contained. 608 personnel. 8 crews. 35 engines. 5 helos.

$13.2 Million CTD.

MAGGIE FIRE – Phoenix District Office.  BLM.  6 miles North of Black Canyon City. Tall grass, brush and timber.  Minimal fire behavior with 90% containment.  11 personnel.  3 engines.

$660,000 CTD.

R-14 FIRE – Fort Apache Agency. BIA.  3 miles South of Cedar Creek. Timber.  Human-caused and is under investigation.  Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.

750 acres. 80% containment. 120 personnel. 5 crews. 1 engine.

$400,000 CTD.

RAIN FIRE (NEW!) – 5 miles SW of Tusayan

The Rain Fire is a newly reported fire that is located SW of the Grand Canyon airport on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest.  The started today from an unknown cause.  Fire fuels include pinyon-juniper woodlands.

154 acres. 40% contained. 80 personnel. 1 helicopter. 3 engines. 1 dozer and 2 crew.

Smoke can be seen from the Grand Canyon National Park, Highway 164 and the town of Tusayan.  Firefighters will hold the fire line and continue with mop-up operations.

SNAKE RIDGE FIRE – 9 miles NW of Clintswell (previously reported)

The Snake Ridge Fire is burning in a remote area on the Coconino National Forest, about 9 miles NW of Clintswell and about 10 miles SW of Happy Jack.  The fire was caused by lightning, called in by the Baker Butte Lookout on May 19, 2017.

15,333 acres. 100% contained.  IMT 4. 20 personnel.

Photo of active fire burning after a drip torch operation to prevent spread of fire; photo provided by Hawk Thul

Maggie Fire (Credit: Hawk Thul via Inciweb)

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(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/22/2017 @ 2115 Hours PDT

 

ARIZONA WILDFIRES | June 20 2017

STATE OF ARIZONA

Due to the high volume of wildfires, we are combining all incidents into one single post for each State.  If the fire is new and has considerably high amounts of fire activity, we will post it separately and add it later to this list.

HIGHLINE FIRE – Tonto NF.  8 miles North of Payson.  6,634 acres. 76% contained. 1,181 personnel. 27 crews. 66 engines. 7 helicopters. Moderate Fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering. $10.9 Million CTD.**

June 19 Water drops over the fire, view from La Cienega area.

Highline Photo (Courtesy: Inciweb)

FRYE FIRE –  Coronado NF. 9 miles West of Swift Trail Junction.  10,896 acres. 16%

Aerial view of the Frye Fire column

Frye Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

contained. 738 personnel. 22 crews. 25 engines. 7 helicopters. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, flanking and group torching. Structures are under direct threat. $3.8 Million CTD.**

BOUNDARY FIRE – 12 miles North of Bellemont. 8,213 acres. 30% contained.  381 personnel. 6 crews. 14 engines. 4 helicopters. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, torching and backing.  Structures under threat. $5.3 Million CTD.**

FREEZE 2 FIRE – San Carlos Agency. BIA. 2,832 acres. 70% contained. 110 personnel. 2 crews. 3 engines. $4.4 Million CTD.**

R-14 FIRE – Fort Apache Agency. BIA.  3 miles South of Cedar Creek. Timber.  Human-caused and is under investigation. Minimal fire behavior.  829 acres. 146 personnel. 4 crews. 8 engines. 2 helicopters. $350,000 CTD.**

MAGGIE FIRE – Phoenix District Office.  BLM.  6 miles North of Black Canyon City. Tall grass, brush and timber.  Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. $500,000 CTD.**

Photo of active fire burning after a drip torch operation to prevent spread of fire; photo provided by Hawk Thul

Maggie Fire (Credit: Hawk Thul via Inciweb)

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ARIZONA | MAGGIE FIRE | NEW!

MAGGIE FIRE

PHOENIX DISTRICT, ARIZONA

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Incident Summary – A new fire has been reported in Arizona on the Bureau of Land Management on the Phoenix District, located 6 miles N of Black Canyon City and Maggie Mine Road area, West of I-17.

The fire started on June 18, 2017, from an unknown cause.

Fire Conditions – Fire fuels of tall grass and timber have been scorched leaving 1400 acres devastated.  There is a 0% containment status.  Fire behavior is moderate.

Personnel from the Daisy Mountain FD is assisting with other resources reports the forward progression has been stopped.

Fire Fuels – Fire fuels are grass and shrub.

Resources – There are 175 personnel from the U.S. Forest Service, Daisy Mountain Fire and Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (was assisting with evacuations).

Threats – Structures are currently under threat.

Evacuations – Evacuation orders have been lifted.

Cost-To-Date – Fire suppression and containment costs have reached $500,000 and are rising.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 1350 PDT – 6/19/2017 (Monday)