AZ | Sycamore Canyon Fire | 2

SYCAMORE CANYON, AZ — A wildfire, the SYCAMORE CANYON FIRE started on BLM and BIA lands on May 23, 2021, from an unknown cause that is under investigation. It is located about 15 miles southeast of Sells, Arizona.

SIZE UP — The fire has burned about 1,858 acres of short grass and brush and 26% contained.

Aerial View of the Sycamore Canyon Fire May 24, 2021
Credit: BIA

RESOURCES — There are 212 assigned firefighters and support personnel on this incident. Today, there are 5 engines, 4 hand crews, 11 water tenders, and 4 helicopters.

COMMAND — Deputy IC Aaron Hulburd, SW Area Type 2 Team 4, assumed command on Saturday, may 29, 2021 at 0600 hours.

Helicopter at Dip Site
Credit: BIA

CHALLENGES — Crews may be challenged by the continued dry conditions and high winds expected over the next week. In addition to full suppression of the Sycamore Canyon Fire, the incident management team is also responsible for responding to any new fire starts in the area surrounding the fire.  – USFS

TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION (TFR) —  Temporary Flight Restriction is in place over the Sycamore Canyon Fire to ensure safe air operations.

Geronimo Hotshot vehicles parked along a dirt road in Division Alpha. There is a bright blue sky above with just a hint of wispy smoke in the background.
Credit: BIA

RESTRICTIONS — Due to increased fire activity and dry conditions, Stage 2 fire restrictions are currently in effect in southeastern Arizona.  For a more detailed explanation concerning agency restrictions and fire information in general, please visit https://wildlandfire.az.gov/fire-restrictions or contact the nearest land management agency office.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 5/30/2021 1123 PT

AZ | Sycamore Canyon Fire | 2

UPDATE 2 — MAY 31, 2021 — 0940 PT

SYCAMORE CANYON, AZ — A wildfire, the SYCAMORE CANYON FIRE started on BLM and BIA lands on May 23, 2021, at around 0815 hours MST from an unknown cause that is under investigation. It is located about 15 miles southeast of Sells, Arizona.

SIZE UP — The fire has burned about 1,858 acres of short grass and brush and 40% contained. Fire behavior is minimal, creeping and smoldering.

Geronimo Hotshot vehicles parked along a dirt road in Division Alpha. There is a bright blue sky above with just a hint of wispy smoke in the background.
Courtesy: Inciweb

RESOURCES — Geronimo Hotshots.

COMMAND — Deputy IC Carl Schwope, SW Area Type 2 Team 4, assumed command on Saturday, may 29, 2021 at 0600 hours.

THREATS — Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and AZ Department of Forestry and Fire Management (AZDFFM) lands.

CHALLENGES — Crews may be challenged by the continued dry conditions and high winds expected over the next week. In addition to full suppression of the Sycamore Canyon Fire, the incident management team is also responsible for responding to any new fire starts in the area surrounding the fire.  – USFS

TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION (TFR) —  Temporary Flight Restriction is in place over the Sycamore Canyon Fire to ensure safe air operations.

RESTRICTIONS — Due to increased fire activity and dry conditions, Stage 2 fire restrictions are currently in effect in southeastern Arizona.  For a more detailed explanation concerning agency restrictions and fire information in general, please visit https://wildlandfire.az.gov/fire-restrictions or contact the nearest land management agency office.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

AZ | Sycamore Canyon Fire | 1

SYCAMORE CANYON, AZ — A wildfire, the SYCAMORE CANYON FIRE started on BLM and BIA lands on May 23, 2021, from an unknown cause that is under investigation. It is located about 15 miles southeast of Sells, Arizona.

SIZE UP — The fire has burned about 1,858 acres of short grass and brush and 26% contained.

Aerial View of the Sycamore Canyon Fire May 24, 2021
Credit: BIA

RESOURCES — There are 212 assigned firefighters and support personnel on this incident. Today, there are 5 engines, 4 hand crews, 11 water tenders, and 4 helicopters.

COMMAND — Deputy IC Aaron Hulburd, SW Area Type 2 Team 4, assumed command on Saturday, may 29, 2021 at 0600 hours.

Helicopter at Dip Site
Credit: BIA

CHALLENGES — Crews may be challenged by the continued dry conditions and high winds expected over the next week. In addition to full suppression of the Sycamore Canyon Fire, the incident management team is also responsible for responding to any new fire starts in the area surrounding the fire.  – USFS

TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION (TFR) —  Temporary Flight Restriction is in place over the Sycamore Canyon Fire to ensure safe air operations.

Geronimo Hotshot vehicles parked along a dirt road in Division Alpha. There is a bright blue sky above with just a hint of wispy smoke in the background.
Credit: BIA

RESTRICTIONS — Due to increased fire activity and dry conditions, Stage 2 fire restrictions are currently in effect in southeastern Arizona.  For a more detailed explanation concerning agency restrictions and fire information in general, please visit https://wildlandfire.az.gov/fire-restrictions or contact the nearest land management agency office.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 5/30/2021 1123 PT

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

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.

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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.

Photo Credit | BLM Arizona Fire

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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.

Photo Credit | AZ Forestry

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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

Cleveland, Oklahoma | Dues Wildfire | 1

CLEVELAND, Oklahoma

A wildfire named the Dues Fire  is burning about one mile northeast of Cleveland, Oklahoma in timber, short grass and brush in the area managed by the Osage Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

Fire behavior consists of moderate fire with backing, creeping and smoldering.

There has been 2,484 acres scorched and fire crews have reached a 95% containment status.

There are 11 total personnel which include two engines.

One structure was lost.  The total cost-to-date of fire suppression and containment expenses equal to approximately $13,000.00.

The cause is unknown at this time.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 3/31/20109 @ 1645 PDT

New Mexico Wildfire: #SoldierCanyonFire | 1

MESCALERO, New Mex. – A wildfire was detected on Thursday, June 7th at 1500 hours PDT from an unknown human-caused.   It is currently under investigation.

On June 8, the fire had extreme fire behavior with minimal spread.

Location

The wildfire is located about one mile north of the town of Mescalero in Soldier Canyon on BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) tribal lands on the Mescalero Apache Reservation.

Photo Credit | Joseph Elfelt @MappingSupport

FIRE STATUS

June 10, 2018

  • 247 personnel are assigned to this incident including 7 Type 1 hotshot crews, 1 type 2 hand crew, 7 engines, 1 type 1 helicopter, 1 type 2 helicopter, 2 Type 3 helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft as needed.
  • Minimal fire activity.
  • The fire has consumed 1,300 acres of ponderosa pine, mixed conifer and pinon juniper. (reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping).
  • 15% containment status.
  • Direct threats to cultural and archeological resources, tribal facilities, rec areas and the Tri-State power lines are currently of concern to Fire Managers.
  • All evacuation orders have been lifted.

June 9, 2018

  • Elevated to Preparedness Level 4.
  • Minimal fire growth overnight.
  • Evacuation orders lifted as of 1500 hours MDT.

June 8, 2018

  • 1,300 acres. 5% contained.
  • 1 VLAT, 1 Lead, 1 Air Attack, 1 Type 3 Helicopter, 1 Type 2  Initial Attack crew ordered with an IMET en route.
  • Additionally 2 Airtankers, 2 IHCs (Valyermo, Smokey Bear) ordered.
  • 7 Hotshot crews constructed a fire line directly on the east and west flanks.
  • Structure protection on numerous homes.
  • Type 3 IMT as Command.
  • Air resources, BIA and US Forest Service en route.
  • Estimated 300 – 400 people evacuated.
  • Tri-State power company shutting off power to Tularosa Mescalero Ruidoso Downs at 1345 hours to enable slurry bombers can attack the fire.

June 7, 2018

  • Fire gaining ground near Mescalero in the Sacramento Mountains.
  • Type 1 IMT ordered and due to arrive on June 8, 2018.
  • Up to 200 acres and increase fast initially).
  • Mandatory evacuations in progress for : Blank Canyon, Windy Point, White Mountain subdivision.
  • US 70 mile marker 270 (Tularosa) to mile marker 248 (Mescalero) closed in both directions.

Photo Credit | FlightRadar

  • Shelter at Mescalero Community Center, Mescalero Reformed Church, Tularosa Rec Center.
  • Weather conditions – light and generally from the east at the surface but smoke moving northeast due to mid and upper-level wind direction. Dry storms nearby causing gusty, erratic conditions.
  • 2,554 acres. 0% containment.
  • Reports fire can been from Santa Fe County, a dark orange bank of clouds far behind the Ortiz Mountains.

WEATHER FORECAST

Thunderstorms are expected for the area that may bring light rain and erratic winds to the fire area.  Some crews are on stand-by ready for any new starts that may appear in the area.

Fire danger is extremely high and restrictions remain in place for the Sacramento Mountain Range and Mescalero Apache lands.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – updated 1300  hours PDT

 

ID ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 11 2017

SUMMARY | Here are the wildfires for the State of Idaho for Friday, August 11, 2017. NOTE:  Fire CAD Activity Report is not included due to many new wildfires.

Fire in Rush Creek 8/9/17

Fire in Rush Creek on the IBEX Fire. Courtesy/Inciweb

IBEX FIRE

Previously reported.  The IBEX fire is located about 23 miles NW of Challis.  Fire behavior is active with crowning, torching and long-range spotting.  20 personnel are assigned.  Structures are threatened.  Unknown additional resources/equipment are on-scene or the amount of the CTD.

POWER LINE FIRE

The Power Line wildfire is burning on BIA land managed by the Fort Hall Agency, about 20 miles SW of Pocatello, Idaho.  The fire has burned about 53,076 acres of brush, short grass. Fire behavior is currently minimal that is creeping and smoldering as some rain fell over the fire ground on Tuesday. There are 468 personnel along with 12 crews, 23 engines and 6 helicopters assigned.  The cost-to-date is now $1.8. Million.

HANOVER FIRE

The Hanover wildfire is burning on the Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forest, about 4 miles NE of Florence.  Timber and brush are currently burning.  Since Thursday, there has been 6,56 acres scorched but fire crews have reached a 15% containment status.  The fire behavior is moderate with uphill runs and long-range spotting.  Structures are still being threatened.  Attached to this incident are 318 personnel with 1 crew, 9 engines and 10 helicopters. CTD is $2.7 Million.

LONE PINE FIRE

** New! **  The Lone Pine fire is located 43 miles East of Kooskia.  Fire behavior is active with structures being threatened.  There has been 5,292 acres burned but a 0% containment status has been reached. There are 0 personnel or additional resources working this fire. Structures are being threatened. $6,000 CTD.

MOOSE CREEK 1 FIRE

** New! ** The Moose Creek 1 fire is located 50 miles East of Kooskia.  There is active fire behavior but 4,231 acres have been consumed.  There is a 90% containment status currently.  288 personnel are on the fire line with 6 crews, 5 engines and 1 helo.  CTD is $6.3 Million.

RATTLESNAKE FIRE

** New ** The Rattlesnake fire is located in the same areas as the Moose Creek 1 Fire, Lone Pine Fire, Mink Peak Fire, Buck Lake Creek Fire, Bleak Fire and Plummer Fire on the Nez Perce – Clearwater NF.  It is also 16 miles East of Dixie.  Fire behavior is moderate with uphill runs, flanking and backing.  There have been 3,810 acres destroyed with a 0% containment status.  There are no other resources on this wildfire.  CTD is $27,000.

MINK PEAK FIRE

** New! ** The Mink Peak fire is located 45 miles EAst of Kooskia on the Nez Perce – Clearwater NF.  Since this was reported 642 acres of timber and grass have been burned.  Fire behavior is active with backing.  There are no resources on this fire.  CTD is $5,000.

BUCK LAKE CREEK FIRE

** New! ** On the same National Forest, Buck Lake Creek fire is burning about 19 miles NE of Elk City where 364 acres of timber and tall grass have been consumed.  There are no resources on this wildfire and there is no containment status reached.  There is minimal fire behavior at this time.  CTD is $2,000.

BLEAK FIRE

** New! ** The Bleak fire is 20 miles NE of Dixie that has minimal fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping.  About 166 acres have been burned and there is a 0% containment status. $17,000 CTD.

PLUMMER FIRE

** New! ** The Plummer Fire is located 18 miles West of Dixie and fire behavior is backing, flanking and creeping.  There are no resources assigned to this incident.  150 acres consumed and there is a 0% containment status. $1,000 CTD.

Photo

Smoke on the Powerline Fire. Courtesy/Inciweb

POWERLINE FIRE

Previously reported.  Fire is about 20 miles SW of Pocatello. Fire behavior is minimal but structures are still being reported as being threatened. 55,787 acres have been scorched but it is almost fully contained at 98%.  There are 360 personnel assigned with 8 crews, 17 engines and 4 helicopters. 1 structure has been destroyed. CTD is $3 Million.

HIGHLINE FIRE

Previously reported.  The Highline Fire is located on the Payette National Forest and about 4 miles North of Chamberlain Basin.  About 9,150 acres have been burned.  There is a 0% containment status being reported. 40 personnel remain on the fire line along with 1 helo. Fire behavior remains active and structures are under threat.  CTD is $24,000.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

ID ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 9 2017

SUMMARY | Here are the wildfires for the State of Idaho for Wednesday, August 9, 2017. NOTE:  Fire CAD Activity Report is not included due to time constraints.

POWER LINE FIRE

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Powerline Fire. Courtesy: Inciweb

The Power Line wildfire is burning on BIA land managed by the Fort Hall Agency, about 20 miles SW of Pocatello, Idaho.  The fire has burned about 53,076 acres of brush, short grass. Fire behavior is currently minimal that is creeping and smoldering as some rain fell over the fire ground on Tuesday. There are 468 personnel along with 12 crews, 23 engines and 6 helicopters assigned.  The cost-to-date is now $1.8. Million.

HANOVER FIRE

HanoverFire2017_PhotoBy_JonathanMoor

Hanover Fire. PC: Jonathan Moor/via Inciweb

The Hanover wildfire is burning on the Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forest, about 4 miles NE of Florence.  Timber and brush are currently burning.  There has been 5,915 acres burned with a 0% containment status.  Fire behavior is moderate with uphill runs and long-range spotting.  Some structures are being threatened.  There are 294 personnel deployed with 7 crews, 9 engines and 8 helicopters.  About $2.3 Million in fire suppression and containment costs to date have been reached.

DUNCAN FIRE

The Duncan Fire joins this wildfire family which is burning on BLM lands of the Boise District, about 45 miles SW of Mountain Home, Idaho.  Fire behavior is moderate with running and flanking.  It has scorched about 600 acres of short grass and brush.  Resources include 97 personnel, 1 crew, 10 engines and 2 helos.  Total CTD is $150,000.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog