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

Sit Reps | United States | July 22, 2020

This is a Sit Rep for all wildfires happening in the United States of America and broken down by each State.  Snippets of information is listed for each wildfire..

ARIZONA

Bighorn Fire | USFS-Coronado NF.  5 miles northweast of Tucson. Hardwood litter, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior.  Creeping and smoldering. Area/road/trail closures in effect — 119,978 acres.  90% contained. 70 personnel. 1 crew, 2 engines and 1 helicopter. 1 structure lost.  $44.5 Million CTD.

Bringham Fire | USFS-Apache-Sitgreaves NF.  22 miles north of Morenci. Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Smoldering.  Structures threatened. Closures in effect. — 23,142 acres. 85% contained.  Unstaffed. 2 structures lost. $9.4 Million CTD.

Blue River 2 Fire | BIA-San Carlos Agency.  15 miles northeast of San Carlos.  Timber, brush and tall grass. — 28,051 acres. 67% contained. 154 personnel. 2 crews, 2 engines, 4 helicopters.  $3.2 Million CTD.

Lake Pleasant Fire | AZ State Forestry. 74/N Lake Pleasant PW. Dispatched 1439 PT. 17 acres. AZ Dispatch Center. Resources include AZ State Forestry. Peoria FD. BLM AZ Fire. Forward progression has been stopped. Full containment is expected today by 1530 MT.

Mangum Fire | USFS-Kaibiab NF.  24 miles southeast of Fredonia.  Timber, brush and short grass. — 71,450 acres. 95% contained. 12 personnel. 3 engines. 4 structures lost. $21 Million CTD.

Molino Fire | Hwy 79, milepost 146. Dispatched 1451 MDT. Incident #A38-1450. Unknown acreage. AZ Dispatch Center.

Pine Fire | USFS-Prescott NF.  16 miles east of Cordes Lakes. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with single tree torching, flanking and backing. Trail closures in effect.  — 1,730 acres.  0% contained. 5 personnel.  0 additional resources. $26K CTD.

Thumb Fire | Start 7/16/2020.  Lightning caused. Truxton Canyon Agency Bureau of Indian Affairs.  33 miles northwest of Tusayan. Fire behavior is active with short runs and single tree torching. — 8,354 acres.  Grass, brush and pinyon/juniper.  120 personnel.

CALIFORNIA

Badger Fire | CAL FIRE-Siskiyou Unit.  4 miles north of Yreka. Timber, brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.  Homes threatened. Road closure in effect. — 557 acres. 50% contained.  189 personnel. 8 crews, 25 engines. $2.4 Million CTD.

Feather Fire | CAL FIRE.  Off Feather Avenue x 18th Street. Oroville. Butte County. 30 acres. 100% contained.

Gold Fire | CAL FIRE-Lassen-Modoc Unit. IMT 1/CAL FIRE Team 4. 5 miles south of Adin. Timber. Active fire behavior with short-range spotting and running.  Homes threatened. Evacuations, area and road closures in effect. — 14,000 acres. 5% contained. 223 personnel. 7 crews, 30 engines. $750K CTD.

Grand Fire | Ventura County FD. West of Fillmore by Old Telegraph and Grand Avenue. Less than .25 acre. VCFD E27, 28. USFD R5 E352.

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Hog Fire | CAL FIRE-Lassen-Modoc Unit. IMT 1/CAL FIRE Team 3.  10 miles west of Susanville. Timber and brush.  Moderate fire behavior with short-range spotting and uphill runs.  Community of Lake Forest and structures threatened.  Evacuations, area and road closures in effect.  Rain fell over the fireline on Tuesday. — 9,420 acres. 9% contained. 1,237 personnel. 21 crews, 147 engines. $3.5 Million CTD.

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Meadow Fire | CAL FIRE-SLO. Meadowbrook Lane x See Canyon Raod. Originally reported at 1242 PT as .25 acre. Moderate rate of spread, potential for 200 acres.  AT 1745 It is 5 acres and 50% contained. Steep terrain.

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Mineral Fire | CAL FIRE-Fresno-Kings Unit.  IMT1/Team 2.  9 miles west of Coalinga.  Timber, chaparral and tall grass. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs and smoldering.  — 29,667 acres. 75% contained. — 1,277 personnel. 16 crews, 106 engines and 4 helos.  7 structures lost.  $22.5 Million CTD.

Platina Fire | CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit.  20 miles southwest of Redding.  Chaparral, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Structures threatened. — 340 acres. 65% contained. 358 personnel. 10 crews, 39 engines. $1.3 Million CTD.

COLORADO

Fawn Creek Fire | BLM-White River Field Office. 26 miles southwest of Meeker. Brush and tall grass.  Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Infrastructure and structures threatened. — 3,226 acres. 95% contained.  34 personnel with 1 crews and 3 engines. $2.3 Million CTD.

Goose Creek Fire | USFS-Rio Grande NF.  14 miles southeast of Creede. Timber.  Minimal fire behavior. — 171 acres. 75% contained. 3 personnel. 1 engines. $1.6 Million CTD.

Grassy Fire | BLM-White River Field Office. 9 miles west of Meeker. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. — 868 acres. 90% contained. 6 personnel.

GEORGIA

8 Mile Still Road Fire | GA Forestry Commission.  3 miles west of Homerville. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. — 121 acres.  95% contained. 3 personnel.  1 engine. $34K CTD.

MONTANA

Clear Creek Fire | Start 7/21/2020. BIA-Flathead Agency. 15 miles east of Plains. Timber, brush, tall grass. Moderate fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. — 3,564 acres. 60% contained. 48 personnel. 1 crew, 6 engines, 1 helicopter. $40K CTD.

NEVADA

Big Summit Fire |  BLM-Ely District. IMT2 (GB Team 5). 17 miles northeast of Panaca. Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. — 8,461 acres. 91% contained. 473 personnel. 12 crews, 16 engines and 5 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $6.4 Million CTD.

Cedar Fire | Elko County. 15 miles south of Elko. Timber, brush and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with single tree torching and short crown runs. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. — 6,000 acres. 30% contained.  258 personnel, 8 crews, 10 engines, 2 helicopters. $750,000 CTD.

Cottonwood Fire | Start 7/21/2020. UsFS – Humboldt-Toiyable NF. IMT 2 (GB Team 6). 35 miles east of Pahrum. Short grass. Moderate fire behavior with short runs, creeping and smoldering. Communication infrastructure and structures under immediate threats.  Area/road and trail closures in effect — 2,700 acres. 0% contained.  173 personnel. 2 crews, 11 engines, 5 helicopters. $500K CTD.

Stewart Canyon Fire | BLM-Ely District. 14 miles east of Alamo.  Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching and creeping. — 12,710 acres. 25% contained.  219 personnel. 5 crews, 12 engines and 5 helicopters. $750K CTD.

NEW MEXICO

Cub Fire | USFS-Gila NF.  15 miles southeast of Mogollon.  Timber, brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. — 23,216 acres. 85% contained. 8 personnel. 1 helicopter. $423K CTD.

Trementina Canyon Fire | NM State Forestry Division-Las Vegas District. Timber, brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Smoldering and creeping. — 825 acres. 72% contained. 35 personnel. 1 crew, 2 engines. $610K CTD.

OREGON

Ben Young Fire | OR DOF-Lake Unit. 13 miles south of Paisley. Timber, brush and short grass. Active fire behavior with running and short-range spotting. Infrastructure and homes under direct threat. Area/trail closures in effect. — 700 acres. 0% contained. Unknown cause.  Evacuations in order. 70 personnel, 2 crews, 6 engines and 3 helicopters. $110K CTD.

Rosland Road 0429 NE Fire | USFS-Deschutes NF. 4 miles northeast of La Pine. Timber, brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Closures in effect. — 393 acres. 90% contained. 7 crews, 3 engines. $550K CTD.

UTAH

Big Hollow Fire | UT DOF-NE Area. 3 miles south of Heber.  Chaparral, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Road closure in effect. — 438 acres. 95% contained. 5 personnel and 1 engine. $325K CTD.

Cottonwood Trail Fire | UT DOF-SW Area. 5 miles northeast of St. George. Brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Numerous residences threatened. Area/road/trail closures in effect — 1,631 acreas. 90% containment. 73 personnel. 1 crew and 9 engines. $455K CTD.

Dennis Hill Fire | UT DOF-Bear River Area.  Started on BLM land. 15 miles southwest of Park Valley. Timber and short grass. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs, single tree torching and backing. Structures and sage-grouse habit are threatened. — 2,608 acres. 30% contained.  100 personnel.  2 crews, 10 engines and 2 helicopters. $200K CTD.

Howell Peak Fire | BLM-Richfield Office.  41 miles west of Delta. Brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. — 1,880 acres. 75% contained. 67 personnel. 2 crews, 3 engines and 1 helicopter. $200K CTD.

Turkey Farm Road Fire | UT DOF-SW Area. 4 miles north of St. George. Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Road closures in effect. — 11,993 acres. 85% contained.  148 personnel. 7 crews, 6 engines. 1 structure lost. $1.7 Million CTD.

Veyo West Fire | BLM-Cedar City Field Office.  Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Numerous structures threatened. — 2,618 acres. 95% containment.  11 personnel. 4 helicopters. 7 structures lost. $1.2 Million CTD.

WASHINGTON STATE

Bertschi Road Fire | WA DNR-SE Region.  IMT 2/NWTeam 10. 2 miles south of Glenwood. Timber, heavy slash and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Smoldering.  — 250 acres. 80% contained.  312 personnel. 4 crews, 26 engines and 1 helicopter. $2.3 Million CTD.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog | 7/22/2020 1750 PT

Wildfire Sit Reps | Arizona | July 18, 2020 | AM Update

This is the Official report of Wildfires that are currently burning or have been put out on Saturday, July 18, 2020, for the State of Arizona.

========== NEW! WILDFIRES ==========

THUMB FIRE

BIA – Truxton Canyon Agency.  33 miles NW of Grand Canyon Village ; 9 miles NE of Supai  75 miles SE of Saint George, Utah.  Start 7/17/2020.  Natural cause. Brush and short grass.   Moderate fire behavior.  Creeping, smoldering and isolated torching.  1,700 acres. 0% contained.  4 personnel. 1 helicopter.  $6,000 CTD.

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

BIGHORN FIRE

USFS. Coronado National Forest. 5 miles NE of Tucson and burning in the Catalina Mountains, NW of Tucson. Start 6/5/2020 2222 Hours.

Photo Credit | USFS

79 personnel. 1 crew, 4 engines and 1 helicopter.   Minimal fire behavior.  119,741 acres. 90% contained.  Creeping and backing. Road/trail/area closures in effect.   2 structures lost. $44.5 Million CTD.

BLUE RIVER 2 FIRE

BIA.  San Carlos Agency.  Apache Reservation. IMT 2 (SW Team 4) Start 7/13/2020. Lightning caused. North of Warm Springs and 15 miles NE of San Carlos.  Lightning caused.

Photo Credit  | BIA

Fire advancing across landscape on July 15, 2020

Minimal fire behavior.  Smoldering and creeping. Structures threatened. Road/area closures in effect. 27,623 acres. 12% contained.  492 total personnel, including 5 crews, 5 engines and 4 helicopters.  $2 Million CTD.

BRINGHAM FIRE

USFS. Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.  Burning on Clifton Ranger District. Start 7/6/2020.  Lightning caused.  22 miles N of Morenci.  Timber, brush and short grass.

Photo Credit | USFS

Four firefighters in yellow shirts and hard hats stand in front of 2 orange “pumpkins” water containers. One is empty of water and being moved by two of the firefighters. The other is full of water with 2 firefighters standing above it and reaching in.

23,142 acres. 85% contained.  Minimal fire behavior.   Smoldering.   1 person assigned.  2 structures lost.  Area/road/trail closures in effect.  $9.4 Million CTD.

HORSE FIRE

BLM – Gila District.  Start 7/11/2020.  Lightning caused.  228 acres.  50% contained.  Being managed by SE Zone Typ 3 IMT. IC:  Darrell Howell. Also, managing over Jackson Fire.

JACKSON FIRE

Photo Credit | BLM AZ Fire

Jackson Fire-evening of July 14, 2020

BLM.  Gila District. 18 miles W of Pima, 67 miles NE of Tucson and13 miles SW of Fort Thomas.  Discovered 7/12/2020.  Natural cause. Moderate fire behavior.  Smoldering.  2,946 acres. 70% contained.  111 personnel.  3 crews, 1 engine and 2 helicopters.  Structures threatened. Road/trail and area closures in effect. Rain fell over the fire line on Friday.  $959,000 CTD.

MANGUM FIRE

USFS. Kaibib National Forest.  24 miles SE of Fredonia. Start 6/8/2020.  Minimal fire behavior.  Smoldering.

Photo Credit | USFS

Extreme fire behavior on the Mangum Fire for June 12, 2020 produces large column

71,450 acres.  95% contained.  3 engines. 4 structures lost.  $21 Million CTD.   Road/trail/area closures in effect.

POLLES FIRE

USFS. Tonto National Forest. IMT 1 (SW Team 2). 13 miles W of Payson.  Start 7/3/2020.  Lightning caused.

Photo Credit | USFS

Polles Fire 7/3

628 acres.  92% contained.  103 personnel. 2 crews, 2 engines and 9 helicopters.  $5.1 Million CTD.

YANKEE JOE FIRE

USFS.  Tonto National Forest. 20 miles N of Globe.  425 acres. 75% contained. 9 personnel. 1 engine. $20,000 CTD.

========== CONTAINED WILDFIRES ==========

VALLEY FIRE

29,628 acres. 100% contained. 137 total personnel. 6 crews. 5 engines. 1 helicopter. 2 structures lost.  $686,000 CTD.

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

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/18/2020 – Updated 1015 PT 

Wildfire Sit Reps | Arizona | July 15, 2020

This is the Official report of Wildfires that are currently burning or have been put out on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, for the State of Arizona.

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

BLUE RIVER 2 FIRE

BIA.  San Carlos Agency.  Apache Reservation. IMT 2 (SW Team 4) Start 7/13/2020. Lightning caused. 2 wildfires burning. North of Warm Springs. Team also managing VALLEY FIRE incident. 15 miles NE of San Carlos.

27,500 acres. 0 % contained. Brush and short grass. 65 total personnel. 3 crews, 2 engines, 1 helicopter. Active fire behavior. Structures under threat.  Road closures in effect. $150,000 CTD.

VALLEY FIRE

BIA.   San Carlos Agency. Apache Reservation.  1st fire. Lightning caused. 6 miles NE of San Carlos.

981 acres. 0% contained. Brush and tall grass. 54 total personnel.  2 crews, 2 engines. Active fire behavior. Road/Area closures in effect. $100,000 CTD.

JACKSON FIRE

BLM.  Gila District. 18 miles W of Pima or 13 miles SW of Fort Thomas.

2,143 acres.  0% contained. Lightning caused.  Brush and short grass. 134 personnel. 4 crews, 2 engines and 2 helicopters.

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Moderate fire behavior.  Flanking, backing and uphill runs. Most growth within the Santa Teresa Wilderness and adjacent to BLM lands. Structures under threat. Temporary flight restriction or commonly called TFR is in effect.  $367,000 CTD.

BRINGHAM FIRE

USFS. Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Burning on Clifton Ranger District. Start 7/6/2020. Lightning caused.  22 miles N of Morenci.

23,142 acres. 85% contained. Timber, brush and short grass.

Photo Credit  | USFS

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.

30 personnel. 2 structures lost. $9.4 Million CTD.

BIGHORN FIRE

USFS. Coronado National Forest. 5 miles NE of Tucson and burnin gin the Catalina Mountains, NW of Tucson. Start 6/5/2020 2222 Hours.

Photo Credit | USFS

plume seen from McDonalds parking lot

119,541 acres. 89% contained.  Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Creeping. Road/trail/area closures in effect.  66 personnel. 5 engines, 1 helicopter. 2 structures lost. $44 Million CTD.

MANGUM FIRE

USFS. Kaibib National Forest.  24 miles SE of Fredonia. Start 6/8/2020.

Photo Credit | USFS

Mangum Fire Night Operations for June 17, 2020  Photo Credit: Mike McMillan

71,450 acres. 95% contained.  Caused unknown. Under investigation. Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Creeping and smoldering. Road/trail/area closures in effect.  117 personnel. 2 engines. 4 structures lost. $21.1 Million CTD.

POLLES FIRE

USFS. Tonto National Forest. IMT 1 (SW Team 2). 13 miles W of Payson.  Start 7/3/2020.  Lightning caused.

Photo Credit | USFS

Polles Fire 7/3

628 acres. 85% contained. Brush, short grass and slah. Minimal fire behavior. Isolated torching, creeping and smoldering. Road/trail/area closures in effect.  235 personnel. 5 crews, 7 helicopters. $4.6 Million CTD.

YANKEE JOE FIRE

USFS.  Tonto National Forest. 20 miles N of Globe.

425 acres. 25% contained. 16 personnel. 2 engines. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. $20,000 CTD.

MONUMENT FIRE 

AZ DOF – Northern District. 30 miles NW of Ash Fork and 22 miles of Valle.

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1,785 acres. 30% contained. Brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Community of Chilili under threat.  42 personnel. 1 crew, 2 engines. $390,000 CTD.

CHILTEPINES FIRE

AZ DOF – Tucson District.  46 miles SW of Tucson and 16 miles ENE of South Komelik.

334 acres. 75 % contained. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Smoldering.  $50,000 CTD.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/15/2020 2315 PT

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

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 | BIG HORN FIRE | 4

UPDATE 4 | JUNE 25, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY.  The BIG HORN FIRE started by lightning on June 6, 2020 around 2200 MT in the Catalina Mountains, northwest of Tucson, Arizona on the Coronado National Forest. The Fire was caused by lightning.

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

plume seen from McDonalds parking lot

CURRENT FIRE STATUS.  There has been 81,702 acres of short grass that has been burned. It is now 33% contained. Expected containment is around July 10, 2020.

Fire behavior is active with uphill runs.  Fire is most likely to spread to the northwest and southeast, growing by 7,500 acres over the next 24 hours.

THREATENED.   Summerhaven – Scout Campm Willow Canyon HOA and 12,040 structures

RESOURCES.  There are 1,072 personnel along with 5-Helicopter-Type 1; 2-Helicopter-Type 2; 6-Helicopter-Type 3; 3-Crew-Camp; 12-Crew-Type 1; 5-Crew-Type 2; 5-Crew-Type 2IA; 6-Dozer; 1-Engine-Type 1; . Critical Resource Needs: REMS Team 1 – Heavy Equipment Boss 1 – Lat 1 – VLAT 5 – Type 6 Engines.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS.  Bighorn Fire Info, Mount Lemmon FD, Tucson FD, Pinal Co Public Health, Pinal Co Sheriffs Office,  Pima County government, Three Points Fire District, Lemmon Fire District, CEDR Digital Corps, Red Cross, AZ Game and Fish Dept, Oracle FD and Northern Rockies Type 1 Incident Management Team 1 and Tucson Emergency Alerts.

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS.  There has been $24.4 Million Dollars in cost-to-date fire suppression expenses.

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS.

AIR QUALITY.   Pima County https://webcms.pima.gov/government/environmental_quality/air/air_monitoring/

TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION.  There is a TFR above this fire incident.  There are no private drones allowed in/around or near this fire scene.  If they are found within the area, all air resources will be forced to land and a clean sweep of the airsprace before they are able to fly again.  #NoDronesInFireZones is the motto everyone who is a citizen should remember.

SOCIAL MEDIA.  You can find us on Twitter or Facebook @nwfireblog

Thank you for following us! Be safe out there if you have to travel and remember to move to the right for lights and sirens. ##

Fire Incident Hashtags | #AZwildfires #FireSeason2020 #BighornFire

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

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!

HASHTAGS.  #AquilaFire #AguilaFire #AZwildfires #FireSeason2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2000 MST

AZ WILDFIRE | BIG HORN FIRE | 3

UPDATE 3 | 6/23/2020 | PM UPDATE

The BIG HORN FIRE started by lightning on June 5, 2020 around 2200 MT in the Catalina Mountains, northwest of Tucson, Arizona on the Coronado National Forest.

Fire Fact | There were 6 new wildfires in the last 24 hours. – NIFC

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

A rugged landscape of desert hillside is the background for a picture of a very large airtanker dropping a large load of bright pink fire retardant.

CURRENT STATUS

  • 65,536 acres and is 33% contained
  • Fire is most active along the N/NE/SE sides
  • $19.9 Million cost-to-date expenses
  • 4 injuries, 3 with minor heat-related illnesses
  • Temperatures in the 60’s with poor humidity recovery tonight.
  • Terrain-driven winds, downslope later in the evening

Fire Progression Map | Credit | Bighorn Fire Info

No photo description available.

RESOURCES

There are 988 personnel assigned along with 25 hand crews, 6 dozers, 80 engines, 19 water tenders and 10 helicopters.

Photo Credit | Pima County Sheriff’s Department

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INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Incident Cooperators include:

  • Bighorn Fire Info
  • Mount Lemmon FD
  • Tucson FD (and Medics)
  • Pinal County (Public Health, Sheriff’s Office)
  • Pima County government
  • Three Points Fire District
  • Lemmon Fire District
  • CEDR Digital Corps
  • Red Cross
  • AZ Game and Fish Dept
  • Oracle FD
  • Northern Rockies Type 1 Incident Management Team 1

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

Plume created by Bighorn Fire

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Air Quality:  Pima County https://webcms.pima.gov/government/environmental_quality/air/air_monitoring/

Tempoary Flight Restriction:  There is a TFR above this fire incident.  There are no private drones allowed in/around or near this fire scene.  If they are found within the area, all air resources will be forced to land and a clean sweep of the airsprace before they are able to fly again.  #NoDronesInFireZones is the motto everyone who is a citizen should remember.

Pinal County:  

  • The Peppersauce Canyon area from Highjinks Rd. to Campo Bonito, formerly on “GO!” alert, has been downgraded to “SET.” Residents may now return to their homes.
  • The Rest of Oracle remains on “SET” alert.
  • The Pinal County Fairground is no longer accepting large animals for sheltering.

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

Type 1 Helicopter refilling for more drops on Bighorn Fire.

THE BIGHORN FIRE IN FIRE IMAGES

Photo Credit | Pima County Sheriff’s Offic – Air Support UnitImage

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media | You can find us on Twitter or Facebook @nwfireblog

Thank you for following us! Be safe out there if you have to travel and remember to move to the right for lights and sirens. ##

Fire Incident Hashtags | #AZwildfires #FireSeason2020 #BighornFire

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog  – Updated 1840 PT