AZ | Telegraph Fire | PM Update

JUNE 18, 2021 — PM UPDATE

Fire is located less than one mile from Top-of-the-World and two miles southeast of Superior, Arizona on the Tonto National Forest.

This human-caused wildfire was detected on Friday, June 4th at 1330 hours MST.

A firefighter with burning vegetation during a burnout operation in the Oak Flat area on the Telegraph Fire.
Credit: USFS/Tonto National Forest

Fire behavior on Friday, June 18th is still moderate with uphill runs, flanking and backing. Numerous structures and energy infrastructure is still under threat. Fire has reached 176,122 acres of short grass and brush destroyed. It is now 72% contained.

Structures are under threat and evacuations are in effect for both Pinal County and Gila Counties.

FOLLOW ALL LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL officers, alerts, news and requests to evacuate when told.

Structure protection is in effect for — Top-of-the-World, Superior, Claypool, Miami, Globe, Bellevue, El Capitan, Beverly Hills and Dripping Springs, Arizona.

Fire Information Community Meetings Will be held every evening at 1800 MST until further notice. Facebook://www.Facebok.com/Telegraphfireinformation/

Evacuation Alerts — Pinal County Sheriff’s Office — https://www.facebook.com/PinalCountySO

Health and Emergency Alerts — Gila County — https://www.facebook.com/gilacohealthem

Emergency Response Commission — San Carlos Apache Tribe — San Carlos Apache Tribe Emergency Response Commission – Home | Facebook

Evacuation Shelters — Red Cross at High Desert Middle School in Globe and Skyline High School in Mesa. (Humans).

Evacuation Shelters — Birch Stockyard, 2822 N. Highway 188, Globe and Apache Junction Rodeo grounds. (Large animals).

Evacuation Updates — Telegraph Fire Evacuation Status and Closure Update – June 17, 2021 – InciWeb the Incident Information System (nwcg.gov)

There are 953 total personnel assigned to this incident.

There has been 51 structures destroyed.

To-date, there has been $21 Million Dollars in firefighting suppression and containment costs that have been reached.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

AZ | Telegraph Fire

JUNE 17, 2021 — PM UPDATE

Fire is located less than one mile from Top-of-the-World and two miles southeast of Superior, Arizona on the Tonto National Forest.

Credit: Telegraph Fire Info

This human-caused wildfire was detected on Friday, June 4th at 1330 hours MST.

As of today, fire behavior is active with wind-driven runs, running and flanking. It has destroyed 165,740 acers of short grass and brush.

Structures are under threat and evacuations are in effect for both Pinal County and Gila Counties. FOLLOW ALL LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL officers, alerts, news and requests to evacuate when told.

Structure protection is in effect for — Top-of-the-World, Superior, Claypool, Miami, Globe, Bellevue, El Capitan, Beverly Hills and Dripping Springs, Arizona.

Fire Information Community Meetings Will be held every evening at 1800 MST until further notice.

Evacuation Shelters — Red Cross at High Desert Middle School in Globe and Skyline High School in Mesa. (Humans).

Evacuation Shelters — Birch Stockyard, 2822 N. Highway 188, Globe and Apache Junction Rodeo grounds. (Large animals).

Evacuation Updates — Telegraph Fire Evacuation Status and Closure Update – June 17, 2021 – InciWeb the Incident Information System (nwcg.gov)

There are 968 total personnel with 22 crews, 60 engines and 10 helicopters. Fire management is under an IMT1 (SW Team2 – Bales), which assumed command on June 6, 2021 at 0600 hours MST.

There has been 30 structures destroyed. To-date, there has been $19.2 Million Dollars in firefighting suppression and containment costs that have been reached.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

AZ | Wildfires Sit Rep | 8

SIT REP 8 — JUNE 13, 2021 — 2030 PT

This is the Sit Rep for Arizona Wildfires on this Sunday.

CORNIVILLE FIRE – NEW!

The CORNVILLE FIRE is burning on East Cornville Road and Ravens Roost Road. B5-1 and CH5 were dispatched via the AZ Dispatch Center at 1223 hours today.

There has been 125 acres consumed.

Resource orders were dispatched from the Prescott Interagency Dispatch Center this afternoon at 1610 hours MST to the AZ Department of Fire and Fire Management Northwest District and through the Springerville Interagency Dispatch Center at 1328 hours MST)

GRAVEL FIRE – NEW!

The GRAVEL FIRE is located in the San Carlos Lake area, where fire assets were dispatched through the Phoenix Interagency Fire Center today at 1559 hours MST.

PERIDOT FIRE – NEW!

The PERIDOT FIRE is located in Gopher Spring. Resources were dispatched the Phoenix Interagency Fire Center at 1711 hours PT.

PINNACLE FIRE – ONGOING INCIDENT

Credit: USFS – CNF

The PINNACLE FIRE started June 10, 2021. It is about 4,668 acres with a 0% containment status.

It originated on Pinnacle Ridge within the Coronado National Forest, northeast of Klondyke on the Santa Theresa Mountains in Graham County. It is also about 28 miles northwest of Safford, Arizona.

Fire behavior is active with running, spotting and flanking. Night operations are in effect and fire officials say the fire has made short wind-drive runs on the southwest and northeastern edges.

The Incident Commander Dave Gesser and his Type 2 team assumed command on Sunday at 0600 hours MST. About 97 total personnel are assigned alongside four hand crews, three helicopters, eight engines, five water tenders, two single engine air tankers (SEATs). Large air tankers will also be used as needed. More resources are on order

Evacuations are in effect. East of the fire and North of Aravaipa/Klondike Road in BE READY status (6/12/2021 0800 MST). Evacuation links https://wildlandfire.az.gov and https://em.az.gov/ready-set-go

Closures include: All roads and trails within the immediate fire zone (CNF lands).

A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in effect. Fire Officials like to remind those who fly drones into the fire zone will be heavily prosecuted under the Federal Law including big fines and possible jail time.

Restrictions: Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect.

Cost-to-date in fire suppression and containment expenses have reached about $250,000.

QUAIL FIRE – NEW!

The QUAIL FIRE is located on Hwy 188 and State units were dispatched today at 1237 hours MST to this area.

E461 and A4S were dispatched via the Arizona Dispatch Center.

Already there has been 14.4 acres burned.

SHAMROCK FIREONGOING INCIDENT

Shamrock Fire 06/10/2021 1130
Credit: CNF

The SHAMROCK FIRE was started on June 9, 2021 from an unknown cause. It is listed as a 1,656 acre-fire burning through short grass and brush. Crews have reached a 48% containment status.

It is located about 11 miles northeast of Nogales and south of Patagonia, Arizona on the Coronado National Forest (USFS).

There are 177 total personnel assigned.

Fire behavior is active with running, backing and flanking.

Cost-to-date have reached a whopping $2.2 Million Dollars for fire suppression and containment efforts.

SLATE FIRE – ONGOING INCIDENT

Slate Fire, as seen on 6-7-21 at 1035 from helicopter.
Credit: USFS – CNF

The SLATE FIRE ignited from an unknown cause on June 7th, around 0300 hours MST which is located about 23 miles northwest of Flagstaff and originating on Slate Mountain. A Coconino County Sheriff Deputy called in this new reported wildfire.

There has been 6,587 acres of pine, juniper, grass and brush destroyed. Crews have successfully reached a 20% containment status.

Approximately, 149 total personnel are assigned to this incident. The IC is Jesse Causer. Additionally, there are four hand crews, seven engines, two water tenders, two dozers, one helicopter and overhead team/support members.

TRACK FIRE – NEW!

The TRACK FIRE is located in Blackwater, where fire assets were dispatched at 1407 MST. About 0.1 acres have been burned. Dispatch center is the Phoenix Interagency Fire Center.

MESCAL FIRE – ONGOING INCIDENT

Mescal Fire burning 16 miles southeast of Globe, AZ
Credit: Gila District Office

The MESCAL FIRE started on Monday, June 1, 2021, and is located about 12 miles southeast of Globe and seven miles northeast of Dripping Springs, Arizona.

The cause of this wildfire is unknown. It is under investigation.

Fire behavior has been downgraded to minimal with flanking, backing and smoldering.

The fire has destroyed 72,250 acres of desert brush, oak and grass. Fire crews have successfully reached a 85% containment.

There are about 336 total personnel assigned to this incident.

The Incident Cooperators include: Gila County Health and Emergency Management, San Carlos Apache Tribe, BLM – AZ Fire, National Fire Situational Awareness (NFSA) tool, AZ Ready-Set-Go, San Carlos Apache Forest Resources Program, American Red Cross and the USFS.

However, the total cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment costs have reached a whopping $10.3 Million Dollars. No structures have been reported as damaged or lost.

TELEGRAPH FIRE – ONGOING INCIDENT

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Credit: AZ DOF

The TELEGRAPH FIRE was detected on June 4, 2021 around 1330 hours MST/PT.

The human-caused wildfire which originated south of Superior, is now located about 1.5 miles from Top-of-the-World, Arizona.

Fire behavior has been downgraded from extreme to active with uphill runs, flanking and backing.

Currently, the fire has destroyed 87,119 acres of grass and shrub. Fire crews have a 76% containment on this firestorm.

Fire Officials estimate full containment will be reached on June 20, 2021.

Structure protection is in effect for Top-of-the-World, Superior, Claypool, Miami and Globe. Crews are also focusing on keeping the fire south of US 60, as they also continue to provide protection for private and public assets.

There are about 965 total personnel assigned, which also includes 24 crews, 54 engines and nine helicopters. The Incident Commander, also known as the IC is Bales, with the SW Area Type 1 IMT. They assumed command on Sunday early morning.

Fire officials also reporting people entering the fire area which impedes fire suppression efforts and is highly dangerous with hazards such as ash pits, downed lines and heavy equipment working.

Evacuation Alerts – in Effect – Evacuation updates can be found at http://www.facebook.com/Gila-County-Sheriffs-Office-641987809193824/ and http://www.facebook.com/PinalCountySO/photos/a.1548789954581686/4043006422435571/ , as well as https://www.facebook.com/gilcohealthem/

Set to Ready: Miami Block, Claypool Block, Central Heights North and South, Globe, Pinto/Carlotta Block.

Go to Set: Six Ice

Incident Cooperators are agencies that work with the ICP in providing crucial information about assets, resources and ways they can partner with Command. They also provide vital information to their impacted communities/public and customers.

There are many faces that fill each position which represent the following agency, organization and/or business. They use their expertise, skills and training to the best of their abilities and deserve recognition for their role.

  • Animal Services — Gila County Animal Control,
  • Emergency Management – Gila County OEM, Pinal County EOM.
  • Fire — US Fire Administration, AZ DOF, Coconino NF, Globe FD, Superior FD, Superstition Fire and Medical District.
  • Government — City of Globe, Gila County, GC Board of Supervisors, Town of Miami.
  • Human Services — American Red Cross.
  • Law Enforcement — AZ Dept. of Public Safety, Gila County SO, Miami PD, Pinal County SO,
  • Mining — BHP Mining, Capstone Mining Corp., Carlota Copper Company, Freeport-McMoRan Copper, Resolution Copper Mine,
  • Transportation — AZ DOT.
  • Utilities — AZ Public Service Electric, CenturyLink Communications, Salt River Project Power and Water.

Shelter information is listed below for pets, their people, and livestock.

Humans – Red Cross shelters open.

  • High Desert High School (Globe).
  • Skyline High School (Mesa).

Livestock Shelters

  • Birch Stockyard, 2822 n Highway 188 (Globe) – Large animals.
  • Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds – Large animals.

Evacuation Updates

There have been 13 structures destroyed. Cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment costs have soared to $13Million Dollars.

TITO PASS FIRE – NEW!

The TITO PASS FIRE is located in Organ Pipe National Park, where firefighters were dispatched at 1412 hours MST this afternoon via the Tucson Interagency Dispatch Center.

About 55 acres of grass and shrub have been burned.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

AZ | Wildfires Sit Rep | 7

SIT REP 7 — JUNE 12, 2021 — 2345 PT/MST

More wildfires have popped up in the State of Arizona and we will combining all of the wildfires in a single post. Here is the Sit Rep for Saturday, June 12, 2021.

PINNACLE FIRE – NEW!

Credit: USFS – CNF

The PINNACLE FIRE started June 10, 2021. It is about 4,668 acres with a 0% containment status.

It originated on Pinnacle Ridge within the Coronado National Forest, northeast of Klondyke on the Santa Theresa Mountains in Graham County. It is also about 28 miles northwest of Safford, Arizona.

Fire behavior is active with running, spotting and flanking. Night operations are in effect and fire officials say the fire has made short wind-drive runs on the southwest and northeastern edges.

The Incident Commander Dave Gesser and his Type 2 team assumed command on Sunday at 0600 hours MST. About 97 total personnel are assigned alongside four hand crews, three helicopters, eight engines, five water tenders, two single engine air tankers (SEATs). Large air tankers will also be used as needed. More resources are on order

Evacuations are in effect. East of the fire and North of Aravaipa/Klondike Road in BE READY status (6/12/2021 0800 MST). Evacuation links https://wildlandfire.az.gov and https://em.az.gov/ready-set-go

Closures include: All roads and trails within the immediate fire zone (CNF lands).

A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in effect. Fire Officials like to remind those who fly drones into the fire zone will be heavily prosecuted under the Federal Law including big fines and possible jail time.

Restrictions: Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect.

Cost-to-date in fire suppression and containment expenses have reached about $250,000.

SHAMROCK FIRENEW!

Shamrock Fire 06/10/2021 1130
Credit: CNF

The SHAMROCK FIRE was started on June 9, 2021 from an unknown cause. It is listed as a 1,656 acre-fire burning through short grass and brush. Crews have reached a 48% containment status.

It is located about 11 miles northeast of Nogales and south of Patagonia, Arizona on the Coronado National Forest (USFS).

There are 177 total personnel assigned.

Fire behavior is active with running, backing and flanking.

Cost-to-date have reached a whopping $2.2 Million Dollars for fire suppression and containment efforts.

SLATE FIRE – ONGOING INCIDENT

Slate Fire, as seen on 6-7-21 at 1035 from helicopter.
Credit: USFS – CNF

The SLATE FIRE ignited from an unknown cause on June 7th, around 0300 hours MST which is located about 23 miles northwest of Flagstaff and originating on Slate Mountain. A Coconino County Sheriff Deputy called in this new reported wildfire.

There has been 6,587 acres of pine, juniper, grass and brush destroyed. Crews have successfully reached a 20% containment status.

Approximately, 149 total personnel are assigned to this incident. The IC is Jesse Causer. Additionally, there are four hand crews, seven engines, two water tenders, two dozers, one helicopter and overhead team/support members.

MESCAL FIRE – ONGOING INCIDENT

Mescal Fire burning 16 miles southeast of Globe, AZ
Credit: Gila District Office

The MESCAL FIRE started on Monday, June 1, 2021, and is located about 12 miles southeast of Globe and seven miles northeast of Dripping Springs, Arizona.

The cause of this wildfire is unknown. It is under investigation.

Fire behavior has been downgraded to minimal with flanking, backing and smoldering.

The fire has destroyed 72,250 acres of desert brush, oak and grass. Fire crews have successfully reached a 85% containment.

There are about 336 total personnel assigned to this incident.

The Incident Cooperators include: Gila County Health and Emergency Management, San Carlos Apache Tribe, BLM – AZ Fire, National Fire Situational Awareness (NFSA) tool, AZ Ready-Set-Go, San Carlos Apache Forest Resources Program, American Red Cross and the USFS.

However, the total cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment costs have reached a whopping $10.3 Million Dollars. No structures have been reported as damaged or lost.

TELEGRAPH FIRE – ONGOING INCIDENT

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Credit: AZ DOF

The TELEGRAPH FIRE was detected on June 4, 2021 around 1330 hours MST/PT.

The human-caused wildfire which originated south of Superior, is now located about 1.5 miles from Top-of-the-World, Arizona.

Fire behavior has been downgraded from extreme to active with uphill runs, flanking and backing.

Currently, the fire has destroyed 87,119 acres of grass and shrub. Fire crews have a 76% containment on this firestorm.

Fire Officials estimate full containment will be reached on June 20, 2021.

Structure protection is in effect for Top-of-the-World, Superior, Claypool, Miami and Globe. Crews are also focusing on keeping the fire south of US 60, as they also continue to provide protection for private and public assets.

There are about 965 total personnel assigned, which also includes 24 crews, 54 engines and nine helicopters. The Incident Commander, also known as the IC is Bales, with the SW Area Type 1 IMT. They assumed command on Sunday early morning.

Fire officials also reporting people entering the fire area which impedes fire suppression efforts and is highly dangerous with hazards such as ash pits, downed lines and heavy equipment working.

Evacuation Alerts – in Effect – Evacuation updates can be found at http://www.facebook.com/Gila-County-Sheriffs-Office-641987809193824/ and http://www.facebook.com/PinalCountySO/photos/a.1548789954581686/4043006422435571/ , as well as https://www.facebook.com/gilcohealthem/

Set to Ready: Miami Block, Claypool Block, Central Heights North and South, Globe, Pinto/Carlotta Block.

Go to Set: Six Ice

Incident Cooperators are agencies that work with the ICP in providing crucial information about assets, resources and ways they can partner with Command. They also provide vital information to their impacted communities/public and customers.

There are many faces that fill each position which represent the following agency, organization and/or business. They use their expertise, skills and training to the best of their abilities and deserve recognition for their role.

  • Animal Services — Gila County Animal Control,
  • Emergency Management – Gila County OEM, Pinal County EOM.
  • Fire — US Fire Administration, AZ DOF, Coconino NF, Globe FD, Superior FD, Superstition Fire and Medical District.
  • Government — City of Globe, Gila County, GC Board of Supervisors, Town of Miami.
  • Human Services — American Red Cross.
  • Law Enforcement — AZ Dept. of Public Safety, Gila County SO, Miami PD, Pinal County SO,
  • Mining — BHP Mining, Capstone Mining Corp., Carlota Copper Company, Freeport-McMoRan Copper, Resolution Copper Mine,
  • Transportation — AZ DOT.
  • Utilities — AZ Public Service Electric, CenturyLink Communications, Salt River Project Power and Water.
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Credit: AZ DOF

Shelter information is listed below for pets, their people, and livestock.

Humans – Red Cross shelters open.

  • High Desert High School (Globe).
  • Skyline High School (Mesa).

Livestock Shelters

  • Birch Stockyard, 2822 n Highway 188 (Globe) – Large animals.
  • Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds – Large animals.

Evacuation Updates

There have been 13 structures destroyed. Cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment costs have soared to $13Million Dollars.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

AZ Wildfire | Amerind Fire | 1

Update 1 | May 16, 2021 | Sunday

A wildfire named the AMERIND FIRE started on Saturday around 1524 hours MT in Dragoon, Arizona.

On Saturday afternoon (Day 1), the fire was reported at 30 acres and spreading quickly. Fire behavior was said to be moderate and moving to the northeast. This prompted mandatory evacuations along the Sacred Rock Road, but were lifted later on the same day as fire crews were able to keep fire away from nearby structures.

Incident Cooperators include: AZ State Forestry, Cochise County Sheriff Office, AZ Fire and Medical.

The fire destroyed 269 acres and have successfully reached a 60% containment status. The fire has not moved and crews will continue with mop-up operations.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

NEW | Kirkland Fire | Hillside, Arizona

UPDATE 1 – MAY 12, 2021 – 1845 PT

Incident Summary

A new wildfire has broken out on State Lands, about six miles east of Hillside, Arizona.

(c) NWFB Stock Photo

Resources

AZ State Forestry has requested a LAT, T1 Helicopter and Air Tactical as of 1812 MT.

Local Fire Departments, Peeples Valley Fire District and Southern Yavapai Fire Department are on-scene.

Size Up

About 10 acres have burned. There is a zero percent containment status at the moment.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

AZ Wildfire | Gila River Fire

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Credit: BLZ AZ Fire

A wildfire named the GILA RIVER FIRE is burning east of Florence along the Gila River. It started on the Bureau of Reclamation.

The fire started on Saturday, May 8th around 1415 hours PT (inciweb showing May 15th is incorrect).

The cause of the wildfire is unknown and under investigation.

The lead agency is BLM AZ Fire.

There are 20 total personnel on the fire ground and a Type 3 IMT has been placed on order.

At this time of this post, the fire has destroyed 150 acres of salt cedar.

FIRE HISTORY IN THE GILA RIVER AREA

There have been many wildfires in or near the Gila River over the past few years. Here is a compilation of those incidents.

05/03/2021: Brush fire. #RiverFire. Reported 05/02/2021. Near County 5 East and Levee Road, along the Gila River. Northeast of Yuma. Estimated at 6 acres. Light activity. No structures threatened.

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Credit: BLM AZ Fire

04/22/2021: Brush fire. Estrella Parkway and Gila River. 29 fire units responded along with State land resources.

04/08/2021: Fire season kicked off with 2 riverbed fires #Margo Fire in San Pedro River at Dudleyville and #SaltFire near Bylas in the Gila River. Both show up on the radar of NWS Tucson.

06/27/2020: Brush fire. Gila River bottom in Avondale. 980 acres. 32 homes evacuated. No injuries. No structures damaged or lost. Evacuations were part of this incident.

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Credit: Johnny Plumkett, Rural Metro

06/06/2020: Riverbed fire. Gila River. 200 firefighters.

05/02/2020: Possible fire activity detected on NWS Tucson radar located northwest of Safford and just north of Highway 70, near the Gila River.

09/02/2019: Wildfire. 5 miles west of Kerany/winkleman. 5 acres.

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Credit: BLM AZ Fire

07/04/2019: Brush fire. El Mirage Road and Indian Springs Road. Gila River Shore in river bottom. Leady Agency: Goodyear FD.

03/09/2018: Wildfire. #ThomasFire located outside of Sanford. High winds in front of a storm front.

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Credit: BLM AZ Fire

06/23/2017: Fire at the Gila River in the PFDRDC area.

04/04/2017: Brush fire. Chandler and Gila River crews fight fire on the Gila River Reservation.

03/04/2017: Brush fire on the Gila River Indian reservation.

05/22/2016: Brush fire. Gila River bottom. Southwest Valley south of Baseline/Dobbins, near Estrella Mountains. May be near the burn scar of the Gila River Fire of 2008. Incident Cooperators: Buckeye Valley Fire District and AZ State Forestry.

05/17/2016: Brush fire. Incident Cooperators: Buckeye Valley Fire District and Goodyear Fire.

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Credit: Buckeye Valley Fire

05/16/2016: Brush fire. I-10 westbound. Traffic delayed at milepost 173.

03/10/2016: Brush fire. At base of the Estrella Mountains. No threats to structures.

03/03/2016: Brush fire. (Lone Butte Fire) South of Loop 202 and Kyrene Road in Chandler. 100 acres.

06/26/2008; Wildfire. Huge plume of smoke seen by area residents.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

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

CASSADORE SPRINGS FIRE

11 miles North of San Carlos, Arizona


Photo Credit | BIA – San Carlos Agency

UPDATE 1 – SATURDAY (8/8/2020)

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

INCIDENT SUMMARY

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

CURRENT STATUS

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

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

RESOURCES

Staffing

  • 369 total personnel

Incident Cooperators

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

Equipment

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

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

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

AZ WILDFIRE SIT REP | WINTERS FIRE | AUGUST 8 2020

WINTERS FIRE 

UPDATE 1 – SATURDAY (8/8/2020)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

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

CURRENT STATUS

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

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

Wildfire Sit Reps | Utah | July 14, 2020

This is the Official report of Wildfires that are currently burning or have been put out on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, for the State of Utah.

========== CURRENT WILDFIRES ==========

ABBOTT FIRE.   Duchesne County. Near Indian County.

Photo(s) Credit | Mke Lefler/Dechesne Co Fire & Emergency Management

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52 acres. 60% containment. Federal, State and local crews have been assisgned with air support.  Burning on a ridge top about 1.5 miles west of US-191 and 2.5 miles south of Buck Knoll.

ALLEN FIRE.  Located NE of Vernal.  Start 7/14/2020. Formerly called the ALLEN DRAW FIRE.  Estimated 75-100 acres. Heavy timber. Several structures threatened. Cause unknown. No containment yet.

MOUNTAIN HOME FIRE.  Start 7/14/2020 started just before 1154 MDT.  East of the Coldwater trailhead in Weber County. In the Foothills of North Ogden. Highly visible from town.

Photo Credit | USFS

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Incident Cooperators:  Weber Fire District, BLM – Utah, UT State Forestry Fire and State Lands, North View FD and the USFS – Uinta-Wasatch-Cache NF.

Photo Credit | USFS

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40 personnel along wtih 3 helicopters.

78  acres. 50% contained. Southwestern side of the fire has been fully contained.  No structures threatened.   Cause unknown.

TURKEY FARM ROAD FIRE.  3 miles NW of Washington City and Saint George. Can be seen from the intersection of I-15 and Red Hills Parkway. Estimated 11,700 acres. 0% contained. E1601, E631 H07LH SPA, Squad State Fuel dispatched 7/13/2020 2110 MDT.

Evacuations –> Greens Springs.Active fire with significant runs throughout the day, which is a wind-drive fire with difficult terrain. Command transitioned over to a Type 3 IMT.

Photo(s) Credit | UT Fire Info

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Fire officials are looking for assistance from the Public for 3 male teens seen driving away from the point-of-origin in a white sedan on Cottonwood Road around 2100 hours on July 13, 2020. Contact Investigators at 435-704-4456 with any tips.

Cause: Human caused by  Fireworks.

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Cooperators:  GBCC IMT Team 2, NWS Salt Lake City, BLM Fire, NIFC, RAWS data/

========== PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS ==========

Photo Credit | BLM – Utah

KNOW THE FIRE RESTRICTIONS!
Make sure you are at a site that allows campfires and that there are no burn bans. Obtain a campfire permit if required. Check with your local BLM office for current fire restrictions, which can change based on weather conditions.
🔥Utah Fire Restrictions and Information (all agencies and lands) >> https://utahfireinfo.gov/fire-restrictions/
🔥BLM Utah Fire Restrictions >> https://utahfireinfo.gov/fire-restrictions/

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/14/2020 2330 PT / 7/15/2020 0030 MDT