Wildfires have begun to reduce but not in all United States, so we thought we’d include them in a single Blog post. If they become too big of an incident, we will at that time determine if it should be in its own separate post.
Fire Facts | In the last 24 hours, the Southern Area (Alabama and Mississippi) has reported 112 new wildfires with 5 of them being new large incidents. (NIFC)
BUILDING BRIDGES FIRE | 6 miles SE of Valley Head
Alabama Forestry Commission. Started on private land. Short grass and southern rough fire fuels. 391 acres. 79% contained. 0 resources listed. $1,000 Cost-to-date.
JOHNSON QUARTER FIRE | 4 miles NW of Florala
Alabama Forestry Commission. Started on private land. Short grass as fire fuel. 400 acres. 79% contained. 0 resources listed. $1,000 cost-to-date.
KINGS CHAPEL ROAD FIRE | 8 miles SW of Sylacauga
Alabama Forestry Commission. Started on private land. Timber and short grass as fire fuels. 470 acres. 99% contained. $2,000 cost-to-date.
Fire Fact | No wildfires were reported in the last 24 hours, however there is one fire that is staffed for 167,164 acres. 124 fires are being monitored and 8 are out. 1 is a RX fire for a total of 134 wildfires. (AICC Sit Rep)
SWAN LAKE FIRE | Kenai-Kodiak Area
AK Department of Forestry. AKKNR – Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Started 6/5/20219 by lightning. 167,164 acres. No increase in acreage since 9/28/2019. 90% contained. 28 total personnel. 1 hand crew, 1 engine. $49 Million CTD. Being managed other than full suppression strategy without a Type 1 or 2 IMT.
TOKAINA 2 FIRE | Valdez-Copper River Area
AK Department of Forestry. 9,412 acres. 0% contained. 5 total personnel. 1 helicopter. State lands. Being managed with another type of strategy other than full suppression without a Type 1 or 2 IMT assigned.
Fire Fact | There were 4 new wildfires in the last 24 hours in the Southwest area. (NIFC)
JOHNSON FIRE | 8 miles S of Prescott
Started 9/22/2019. Cause is known. Prescott National Forest. Timber and brush are fire fuels. 166 acres. 96% contained. Estimated containment is for 10/6/2019. 50 personnel. Fire managed by an IC Type 4 Orozco & Trainee Shinabarger along with 1 hand crew, 3 engines, 1 helicopter. 1 structure lost. $1.4 Million cost-to-date.
RIPARIAN FIRE | Bureau of Indian Affairs
Started 10/1/2019 @ 1046 hours MST. AZSCA fire unit. 0.5 acres.
IKES FIRE | Grand Canyon
Ikes Fire | Isolated Tree Torching | Credit: GCNP
Started 7/25/2019. Lightning at Swamp Point – Powell Plateau and Timp Point in the Grand Canyon National Park. National Park Service. 9,000 acres. 75% contained. Estimated containment on 10/15/2019. IC is Jay Yancick (ICT4 NPS) and Trainee Andy Hamilton (ICT4 NPS). Being Managed with a strategy other than full suppression without a Type 1 or 2 IMT assigned. (Ikes, Sheridan, Telephone and Eden Fires). 63 total personnel. 1 hand crew, 5 engines, 1 helicopter. $2.7 Million CTD.
SHERIDAN FIRE | Prescott National Forest
Started 8/5/20919. LIghtning in a natural wood trap area. 20 miles NW of Prescott. 21,510 acres. 80% contained. Estimated containment is 10/12/2019. Type 5 IC – Timber. 6 personnel staffing fire. 1 engine staffing fire. $4.2 Million CTD.
TELEPHONE FIRE | Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
Started 9/4/2019. Lighnting caused. In a natural lake mountain. 2,361 acres. 90% contained. Strategy is 10% point zone protection, 20% monitor and 0% full suppression with 70% confine. 5 total personnel. 1 hand crew. Type 4 IC – Caleb Schultz. $117,000 CTD.
EDEN FIRE | Coconino National Forest
Started 8/29/2019. Lightning at Lost Eden. 2,800 acres. 90% contained. IC Type 4 IC Stevens with AZ-COF-MRRD. 0 personnel or equipment on this fire. $186,000 CTD.
SURPRISE FIRE | 7 miles N and W of Prescott
Started 9/17/2019. Lightning caused. 210 acres. Timber (grass and understory). 80% contained. Estimated containment by 10/12/2019. IC Type 4 – Carpenter.
Fire Fact | There were 17 wildfires in the last 24 hours with none of them being deemed as new large incidents. There is still one wildfire in the Southern California area that is still burning. (NIFC)
NEW! | RANCH FIRE | E Pozo Rd x Avenales Ranch Rd, SLO County, Santa Margarita
Brush fire reported. 30 acres. Grass and brush are fire fuels. Medium rate of spread. IC on-scene working on resource request. (Pulse Point, Twitter Reporters)
TABOOSE FIRE | 10 miles SW of Big Pine
U.S. Forest Service on the Inyo National Forest. Timber, brush and short grass are fire fuels. Minimal fire behavior reported with creeping and smoldering. 10,296 acres. 75% conatined. 36 total personnel along with 1 engine and 1 helicopter. 0 Structures lost. $10,9 Million CTD.
Fire Fact | There were 6 new wildfires that were reported in the Northern portion of the State of California. None of these fires were reported as large new incidents and none of the continued burning wildfire has been deemed fully contained yet. (NIFC)
SOUTH FIRE | SHF
Being managed with a strategy other than full fire suppression and without a Type 1 or 2 IMT assigned. 5,255 acres. 62% contained. 56 total personnel along with 1 crew and 1 engine. 2 structures were lost. $9.2. Million CTD.
Fire Fact | There were two new wildfires reported in the last 24 hours. One of them was a new large incident. Firefighters are still working to contain them.
GRANITE LAKE FIRE | 19 miles E of Aspen
White River National River. Timber is the fire fuel. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, wind-driven runs and isolated torching has been reported. 694 acres. 0% containment. 10 total personnel are assigned. 0 other resources are listed. $7,000 CTD.
DECKER FIRE | Rio Grande National Forest
1791 acres. 5% contained. 231 fire personnel assigned along with 9 crews, 8 engines and 2 helicopter. $1.5 Million CTD.
MIDDLE MAMM FIRE | Wright River National Forest
290 acres. 2% contained. 3 total personnel. 0 equipment listed. $528,000 CTD.
(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2120 hours PDT