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.

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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.

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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

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Wildfire Sit Reps | Arizona | 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 Arizona.

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

BIGHORN FIRE.  USFS – Coronado NF.  Start 7/5/2020. Lightning caused. IMT 2 (SW Team 4) transferred back control to local unit on 7/13/2020. 5 miles NE of Tucson.

Photo Credit | Tonto NF

119,541 acres.  89% contained.   Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior.  Creeping and smoldering.  Road and trail closures.

59 total personnel. 5 engines.  2 structures lost.  $44.1Million CTD.  — Cooperators:  Pima County, BAER, NWS Tucson, Chochise Co Emergency Alerts and Public Alerts, Chochise Co Sheriff’s Office, USGS Landslides Hazards Program, NWS Monsoon Tracker.

BLOSSOM FIRE.  I-10, mile marker 216. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 1314 MST.  AZ Dispatch Center. Open CAD call.

BLUE RIVER 2 FIRE.  BIA – San Carlos Agency.  IMT2 (SW Team 4). 15 miles NE of San Carlos.  2,800 acres.  0% contained.  Brush and short grass. Active fire behavior.  Running. Structures are under threat.

38 total personnel. 2 crews, 2 engines and 1 helicopter. $50,000 CTD.

BRINGHAM FIRE.  USFS – Apache-Sitgreaves NF. 22 miles N of Morenci.  Started 7/6/2020. Lightning caused.

Daytime photo of a desert landscape. Blue sky and clouds. Brown hills covered in green shrubs with a mountain in the background with a large column of white smoke billowing up into the sky, expanding as it rises, filling the air with smoke.

23,142 acres.  89% contained.

Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior.  Smoldering.  Structures threatened. Road, trail and area closures.

2 structures lost. $9.4Million CTD.  59 total personnel.  IC:  SW Team 4, IC: Schwope

Photo Credit | USFS – Apache – Sitgreaves National Forest

CHILTEPINES FIRE.  AZ DOF – Tucson District.  46 miles SW of Tucson.  334 acres. 0% contained.  Brush and tall grass. Moderate fire behavior.  Wind-driven runs, creeping and smoldering.

36 total personnel.  1 crew and 3 engines. $48,000 CTD.

JACKSON FIRE. BLM – Gila NF. 18 miles W of Pima.  North Santa Teresa Wilderness. Start 7/11/2020 1800 MST. Lightning caused.

Photo Credit | Gila NF

Jackson Fire-morning of 7-14-2020

2,143 acres. 0% contained. Brush and short grass. Moderate fire behavior. Flanking, backing and creeping.

15 Total personnel. 2 crews, 2 engines.  Under control of SEZ Type 3 IMT. $250,000 CTD.

MANGUM FIRE.  USFS – Kaibab NF. 24 miles SE of Fredonia.  Start 6/8/2020. 1500 MST.  Cause unknown; under investigation.

71,450 acres. 95% contained. Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior.  Creeping and smoldering.  Residences threatened.  Road, trail and area closures.

117 total personnel. 2 engines.  4 structures lost. $21.1Million CTD.

MONUMENT FIRE.  AZ DOF – Northern District. 30 miles NW of Ash Fork.  Started 7/5/2020. Lightning caused.

Photo Credit | AZ DOF

1,785 acres. 20% contained. Brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Creeping, isolated torching and smoldering.

68 total personnel. 2 crews and 3 engines. $345,000 CTD.

NAVARRO FIRE.  AZ DOF-Tucson District. 13 miles W of Sahuarita.  Cooperators:  AZ DOF, AZ State Forestry.   Started Saturday by lightning near the Navarro Ranch. Fire had previously flared up on the west side overnight on July 13th but firefighters were able to stop and contain it.

Photo Credit | AZ DOF, AZ State Forestry

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Yesterday, firefighters continued with structure protections and established a fire line. Evening thunderstorms were expected to impact the area and concerns for more sparked wildfires were on Fire Managers’ minds.

Only July 12, some precip fell over the fireline helping descrease activit but winds would pick up some smoldering areas causing new spot fires.

There were no evacuation orders issued at that time.

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On July 12th, there were 150 total personnel at the height of the fire from AZ DOF and AZ State Fire agencies.

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It was said that the fire was burning at one time in very heavy fuels and winds were a challenge to crews trying to contain it.  The fire was observed burning within the Sierrita Mountains with poor access to the fire line by arriving fire crews.

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2,306 acres. 75% contained.  Brush and grass.  115 total personnel 3 crews, 10 engines.  Minimal fire behavior observed within the interior of the fire.  Smoldering. Structures threatened.  $1Million CTD.

POLLES FIRE.  USFS – Tonto NF. IMT 1 (SW Team 2). 13 miles W of Payson. Start 7/3/2020. Lightning caused.

Photo Credit | Tonto NF

Light clouds of smoke rise from the Polles Fire the morning of July 6. The view is from the air and the smoke drifts to the right edge of frame.

628 acres. 85% contained.  Brush, short grass and slash. Minimal fire behavior. Creeping and smoldering. Area trail, road closures.

212 total personnel. 4 crews, 11 helicopters.  $4.3M CTD.

YANKEE JOE FIRE.  USFS – Tonto NF.  22 miles N of Globe in the Yankeejoe Canyon area.   Start 7/14/2020. Lightning caused.

Photo Credit | USFS – Tonto NF

300 acres.  Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.

22 total personnel. 3 engines. $20,000 CTD.

========== PAST WILDFIRES ==========

RODEO GROUNDS FIRE.  Hwy 60, milepost 383. Dispatched 1642 MST. Contained/controlled/out 1745 MST.  AZ Dispatch Center.

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

Photo Credit | AZ DOT

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/14/2020 2230 MST

NEW! | Polles Fire | Near Payson, Arizona

UPDATE 1 – JULY 5, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY.   A wildfire sparked by lightning, called the POLLES FIRE is burning about 11 miles west of Payson, Arizona and 6 miles south of Pine-Strawberry, Arizona in the Mazatzal Widerness.   It is also on the Tonto National Forest lands.

The fire started around July 3, 2020, from an isolated thunderstorm that showered  the area.

Photo Credit | Tonto NF

Polles Fire 7/3

RESOURCES.  There are 220 personnel assigned to this incident.

CURRENT STATUS.   The fire has destroyed 549 acres and there is a 0% containment status.

The NWS IMET is en route to the fire and should be arriving shortly.

The fire is only accessible by copter where it brought in 2 hotshot crews on July 3rd.  The fire has been pushed around with high sustained winds out of the southwest and low humidity, causing it to become very active and heading north and northeast on July 4th.

THREATS.   There are no communities or structures threatened at this time.

HASHTAGS.   #PollesFire #AZwildfires #FireSeason2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 7/5/2020 2030 PT

JUNE 29, 2020 | CORDES FIRE | AZ | 1

UPDATE 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY.  The CORDES FIRE prompted wildland fire personnel and assets to be dispatched around 1741 MT on June 29, 2020, Monday.

CURRENT STATUS.  Fire remains west of I-17 and south of Hwy 69.  It is approximately 240 acres.  High wind event happening. Fire about .25 miles from nearby structures.

This appears to be the same area (mile marker 260) for a brush fire that broke out in April 2020.

PHOTO CREDIT | BLM AZ FIRE

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LOCATION.  The fire is located two (2) miles southwest of Cordes Lakes near I-17  and mile marker 262 in Arizona.

EVACUATIONS.  Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office issuing evacuation orders to area residents. These are for folks that are west of I-17 and south of SR69.

SHELTER.  Red Cross Shelter has opened an Emergency Evacuation Center at the Mayer High School (17300 E. Mule Deer Dr. in Mayer) .

RESOURCES.    1-IHC, 1-AA, 1-LAT, 1 T3 Helo and 2 SEATs on order. (1741 MT).

INCIDENT COOPERATORS.  BLM AZ Fire.  AZ State Fire.  AZ DOT.  AZ Forestry.  Red Cross AZ.  Yavapai County Sheriff Office.  NWS Flagstaff.

PHOTO CREDIT | NWS FLAGSTAFF

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TRAFFIC ALERTS.  I-17 SB closure: If you’re north of SR 69, you can take that through to Prescott, then 89 south to US 93. US 93 will take you south to the Phoenix metro area. There is no estimated time for reopening the SB lanes. (AZ DOT)

INCIDENT IN FIRE IMAGES.

PHOTO CREDIT | AZ DOT

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2040 MT/PT

AZ WILDFIRE | CENTRAL FIRE | NEW!

JUNE 25, 2020 | THURSDAY

INCIDENT SUMMARY.   The CENTRAL FIRE is burning on the Tonto National, about 4 miles east of New River, Arizona.  This started on June 20, 2020 and was human-caused.

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

The Central Fire as seen on the evening of June 20, 2020.

CURRENT STATUS.  4,499 Acres of short grass. 80% containment status.  Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Estimated containment by June 30th.

RESOURCES.  135 personnel.  2-Crew-Type 1; 3-Crew-Type 2IA; 1-Dozer, and 4-Engine-Type 6.

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

The Central Fire as seen from the air.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS.  $424,000 cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment efforts.

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

AZ WILDFIRE | BUSH FIRE | UPDATE 3

UPDATE 3 | JUNE 25, 2020

Photo Credit | Boone County FD

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INCIDENT SUMMARY.  The BUSH FIRE  is located in the Tonto National Forest and is currently burning 38 miles northeast of Mesa and east  of Phoenix, Arizona.  Point-of-Origin was determined to be 22 miles northeast of Mesa.

Photo Credit | Boone County FD

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The fire started on Saturday, June 13, 2020.

CAUSE.  Human. Under investigation by fire and law enforcement agencies.

RESOURCES. 4-Helicopter-Type 1; 2-Helicopter-Type 2; 2-Helicopter-Type 3; 1-Crew-Camp; 1-Crew-Type 1; 1-Crew-Type 2; 2-Crew-Type 2IA; 1-Dozer; 1-Engine-Type 1.

Photo Credit | Boone County FD

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INCIDENT COOPERATORS. USFS (Lead Agency) with Tonto National Forest, SW Area IMT Team 1, AZ State Forestry, CEDR Digital Corps,  AZ DOT,  Sedona Fire District,  AZ DOT,  Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical, Accuweather, Red Cross, Smith River IHC, Boone County FD and the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office.

Photo Credit | Boone County FD

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CURRENT STATUS.  The fire has destroyed 186,967 acres of short grass. Crews have reached a successful 86 successful status.  Fire behavior is moderate with uphill runs. Anticipated containment is June 30, 2020.  This is the 5th largest wildfire in the State.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS. 1 structure damaged.

Photo Credit | AZ State Forestry

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HASHTAGS.  #BushFire #AZwildfires #FireSeason2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog  – Updated 2020 PT

AZ WILDFIRE | PAINTED WAGON FIRE | NEW!

JUNE 25, 2020

NEW! A wildfire was sparked by an unknown cause on Thursday, June 25, 2020, in the area of N. 299th Avenue and W. Painted Wagon Trail (Whispering Ranch) is located  west of Wittmann, Arizona.  The fire quickly spread over 100 acres.  (1447 MST)

PHOTO CREDIT | AZ FIRE & MEDICAL

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A short-time later, the fire has burned 400 acres and continues to move to the northeast and to the west.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS.  AZ State Department of Forestry (Lead), BLM Arizona Fire, Wittmann, AZ Emergency Alerts, Whitmann, AZ Emergency Alerts, Working Fire, CEDR Digital Corps, AZ Fire and Medical, SWCC, Red Cross Arizona and Telemundo Arizona, Ofincia del Sheriff del Conadado Maricopa (Twitter: @mcsoazespanol).

PHOTO CREDIT | AZ FIRE & MEDICAL

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EVACUATIONS.   The evacuations have been lifted due to fire crews have successfully contained the wildfire.

A “SET” notification has been issued for the area of 299th Avenue and Painted Wagon trail due to the wildfire. Fire crews and emergency personnel are working to assist with the with the rapidly growing fire. (1636 MST)

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DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS: (5) structures destroyed, including (1) primary.

RESOURCES.  Immediate deployment of resources included engines and aircraft were en route with additional assets on order.

PHOTO CREDIT | AZ STATE FORESTRY

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HASHTAGS USED.  #PaintedWagonFire #AZFire #VLAT #Wittmann #AZwildfires #FireSeason2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1900 MST/PT

AZ WILDFIRE | AQUILA FIRE | UPDATE 1

NEW | JUNE 23, 2020 | TUESDAY

THE AQUILA FIRE broke out approximately two hours ago (1531 MT) today in the area of 27th Lane and West Via Aquila in the northern part of Phoenix, Arizona.

AN UNCONFIRMED CAUSE. A post on Social Media reported about two men in a truck who started the wildfire.  We are unable to verify this information but it has been reported to local Fire and Law Enforcement agencies.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS.  Those working this incident represent the AZ State Forestry, Lassen Hotshots, Red Cross, Maricopa County Sheriff Office, Maricopa County Emergency Management Agency, local Power company , CEDR Digital Corps and Daily Mountain FD.

PHOTO CREDIT | AZ  STATE FORESTRY

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CURRENT STATUS.  Currently, there are evacuations in effect for the Joy Ranch subdivision.   It was moving North through the wash into heavy vegetation but crews have stopped the forward progression in the area northeast of I-17 and Carefree Highway.  893 acres burned and multiple sources of ignition were found by firefighters. Currently, under investigation by law enforcement.

Power was said to be out for 2,443 APS customers. (1857 MST)

PHOTO CREDIT | AZ STATE FORESTRY

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DAMAGES.  1 primary structure lost and multiple  secondary structures were destroyed.

EVACUATIONS. For Official information about evacuations, visit Maricopa County here –> https://www.maricopa.gov/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=Go-Notification-for-Aquila-Fire-96 (versions are both in English and Spanish)

EVACUATION SHELTER.  Boulder Creek High School, 40404 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem, AZ 85086, opened at 1730 MST.

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INCIDENT IN FIRE IMAGES.

PHOTO CREDIT | AZ STATE FORESTRY

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UPDATES. We will provide more updates as information is received regarding the containment status and cause of the fire.  Stay tuned for more great fire news in NW and Beyond.   We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook @nwfireblog or on Instagram. Stay safe!

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2000 MST