RIVERSIDE FIRE | OR | SIT REP 2

RIVERSIDE FIRE | SE of Estacada (Clackamas Co), Oregon

PC:  Clackamas County Sheriff Office

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INCIDENT SUMMARY

The RIVERSIDE FIRE started on September 8, 2020, from an unknown human-caused ignition.  The investigation is ongoing and information has not be released to the public or some of their preliminary findings.

At this time, we have not found correlated evidence or information from verifiable sources reporting as such.  However, there are some that are reporting arson on all of the wildfires.  We will wait for the official cause and if Officials use the word arson, then we will bring that information to you.

It is burning approximately one-half mile southeast of Estacada in the State of Oregon in timber, brush and short grass on top of steep terrain.

CURRENT STATUS

Fire behavior has continued to be moderate with creeping, single-tree torching and smoldering.  It appears there are no isolated torching going on as it was in yesterday’s report.

PC: Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office

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Approximately, 135,401 acres have been destroyed along with 53 structures.

Resources include:  458 total personnel along with 12 crews, 21 engines and 3 helicopters.   More Task Forces and a flooding of additional resources are expected to enter the area as soon as tomorrow.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Those whom are partnering or working to support this wildfire incident include:  Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Riverside Fire, IMT SWA Team 1, OR FMO, USFS, BLM (Bureau of Land Mgmt) and the OR DOT, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, Gresham Fire.

PC:  HFR sent 7 members tasked with structure protection as part of the Washington County Task Force near Estacada.

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Additional resources and equipment are expected to continue to arrive and assist current personnel on this incident.

– ALERTS, NOTIFICATIONS, ANNOUNCEMENTS –

Evacuations  —> 503.655.8224 or http://www.clackamas.us/wildfires

Fire Community Meeting –> Held this evening at 6pm.  Recording fb.com/riversidefireinfo

Questions? –> Call 503.228.7805 or Email 2020.riverside@firenet.gov

Air Quality  –> oregonsmoke.blogspot.com

Closures –> TripCheck.com

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TFR in Effect –> No Drones in Fire Zones

Help firefighters and other responders stay safe by not flying your drone over wildfires or burned areas. This can prevent firefighters from successfully completing search operations

THROUGH THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA

“Stop spreading misinformation about people starting these [OR} wildfires.” – Clackamas County Sheriff Office, Clackamas County Government

PC: Clackamas County Sheriff

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“Half of the town of Talent burned to the ground but my parent’s home was saved.” – Daughter of a Talent resident.

“The fire is devastated.  The [Fire] took only minutes to burn, but a lifetime of 8 years to build.” – Media about a homeowner in Molalla.

“Several homes and a church were leveled by fire that torn through the Hillockburn area.” – Media

“Fire described as historic for Clackamas County.” – Media

RIVERSIDE FIRE IN FIRE IMAGES

Clackamas County Sheriff Office | The “team” is compromised of many incident cooperators including radio operators, search and rescue teams, fire weather and ground resources.  Without them, it would difficult to locate the missing, to communicate and fight/ contain these destructive fire storms.

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Gresham Firefighters | Crews deploy around the State including this [fire] which are tasked with direct fire attack, cutting fire line to protect unburned area, structure preps and extinguishing hot spots.

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Washington County Task Force | Members are made up from various Fire Agencies that include Hillsboro FD, Gaston FD, Cornelius FD, Forest Grove FD and TVFR.

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Mt Hood National Park | Fire spots across Hwy 211 on 9/9, about 2 air miles from Estacada. Taken on 9/13/2020.

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Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office | 10-15 miles from Molalla Forest Corridor. Taken 9/14/2020.

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Mt. Hood National Forest | Near Estacada. Photo taken on 9/10/2020 when the fire was at 125,000 acres.

Smoke darkens the sky above the Riverside Fire on September 8, 2020 on the Mt. Hood National Forest in Oregon. Credit: USDA Forest Service Mt. Hood National Forest

Photo taken on September 11, 2020 when the fire was 1/2 mile from Estacada and SE 6 miles from Molalla.

Smoke billows above the Riverside Fire on September 8, 2020 on the Mt. Hood National Forest in Oregon. Credit: USDA Forest Service Mt. Hood National Forest

Hillsboro Fire & Rescue | The Washington County Task Force work together to pick up the port-a-tank after a long day’s work on 9/12/2020.

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OREGON FIRE | SOUTH OBENCHAIN FIRE | SIT REP 1

SOUTH OBENCHAIN FIRE | BLM – MEDFORD DISTRICT

A bull dozer and helicpter work in tandem on a control line.

PC:  BLM

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The SOUTH OBENCHAIN FIRE started on September 8, 2020 at 1359 (1:5pm) PT from an unknown cause, which is currently under investigation.

The fire is burning in Jackson County, about five miles east of Eagle Point, Oregon.

Fire fuels include:  Timber, brush and logging slash.

CURRENT STATUS

Fire behavior is active with uphill wind-driven runs, mid-range spotting and group tree torching.

About 30,503 acres have been scorched.  Fire crews have successfully reached a 20% containment status.

Smokes continues to keep air assets grounded on Saturday. Some clearing of smoke was anticipated today. However, a dry cold front was due to move in. A RED FLAG WARNING was issued today from 1500 – 2000 (3pm – 8pm) for gusty winds, low RH and conditions becoming unstable.  All are big concerns for Fire Managers, which are generally understandable.

Cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment efforts have reached $2.3 Million Dollars.

RESOURCES

There are 623 total personnel assigned to this incident.   The OR DOF – Medford Unit is the lead agency on this with the PNW Team 8, an IMT 2 team is managing this wildfire.

There are approximately 15 crews, 22 engines and 12 helicopters that are assisting from the ground to the air.

EVACUATIONS

Level 3 –> Shady Cove, Trail and Butte Falls

HOW TO HELP IMPACTED COMMUNITIES

Accesshelp –> Provides food, warmth, shelter and other essential services to the County’s low-income children, families, seniors, veterans and disabled individuals.

Red Cross –> Is asking for monetary donations vs. durable goods and food.

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OREGON WILDFIRE | RIVERSIDE FIRE | SIT REP 1

RIVERSIDE FIRE | SE of Estacada (Clackamas Co), Oregon

PC:  USFS

Riverside Fire from La Dee Flats area.

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The RIVERSIDE FIRE started on September 8, 2020 which was human caused.  The ignition source has not been released and appears this is an on-going investigation.

Fire fuels include timber, brush and short grass on top of steep terrain.

CURRENT STATUS

The fire has destroyed 133,799 acres and remains at a zero containment status.  Fire behavior is moderate with creeping, single tree and isolated torching.

The  BEACHIE CREEK FIRE and this wildfire merging are of great concern as both  are only one-mile apart from one another.

Fire Officials say the RIVERSIDE FIRE is their number one priority for resources.  Currently, the State has depleted all of their fire personnel and equipment resources due to so many incidents burning in the State of Oregon.

A County-wide Community Meeting was held on Sunday at 1400 hours discussing the Fire, Public Health and other important information.

53 structures have been reportedly lost with a total in fire suppression and containment expenses up to $850,000 cost-to-date.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Those whom are partnering or working to support this wildfire incident include:  Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Riverside Fire, IMT SWA Team 1, OR FMO, USFS, BLM (Bureau of Land Mgmt) and the OR DOT.

There are currently 315 total personnel assigned to this wildfire, along with 8 crews, 11 engines, 3 helicopters.

PC:  USFS

Riverside Fire from La Dee Flats

– ALERTS, NOTIFICATIONS, ANNOUNCEMENTS –

Evacuations

Level 1 evacuations were lifted fro Wilsonville, Lake Oswego, West Lin, Clackamas, Happy Valley, Gladstone, Milwaukie and Tualatin.

Curfew

A curfew is in effect for Clackamas County from  2200 (10pm) – 0600 (6am) for Level 2 and 3 evacuated areas.

Water Conservation

The Clackamas County Officials are asking its residents to conserve on water due to low pressure and save water for firefighting efforts.

LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE

The Clackamas County Sheriff made it explicitly clear that they have many Deputies visiting the evacuated areas providing security and other patrol duties.

A HUGE SHOUTOUT to their County Dispatchers for taking hundreds of calls this week, which surmounts to a 400% increase in 9-1-1 calls. Most were non-substantiated but some led to arrests. He wanted to let residents know they are out to protect their property and to remove those who have been reported to be armed security guards for homeowners. A strong message was given to those to stop what they are doing, as this is illegal and can get some hurt or killed.   He urged people to still call 9-1-1 so they can handle it and not anyone else. They want to protect their communities from any danger or keep everyone safe.

CLOSURES

Oregon Department of Forestry or more commonly called “ODF”  has closed all lands to public entry and use including the Santiam, Tillamook, Clatsop, Gilchrist and Sun Pass Forests.  It is necessary due to the current extreme fire conditions that are endangering life, forest resources and property.   This was announced on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

PC:  ODF

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YAKIMA, WASHINGTON | MULTIPLE FIRES | 1

UPDATE 1 – AUGUST 16, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY | Multiple wildfires are burning in Union Gap, Yakima and on the Yakima Fire Training Center.  There are multitudes of other incidents happening including MVAs, rescues, evacuations, etc.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS | Yakima Valley Emergency Management, BIA, BLM, Yakima County Fire District 5, West Valley RFD, Yakima City FD, Yakima County OEM.

UNITS ASSIGNED | Engines 53, 61, 51, 293, 71, 94, 96.

REHAB | (Rehab 50) was established in Staging in a church parking lot, west of 44th and S Ahtanum Ridge.

SHELTER | Red Cross Shelter is located at 2403 South 18th Avenue, Union Gap, WA 98903

ALERTS |  To find out more about emergency alerts, go to the Yakima County website and sign up at https://www.yakimacounty.us/222/Alert-Yakima

MCCULLOUGH COMMAND

DIVISION | McCullough Division consists of Captain 50, Engines 51, 52, 94, 96 and 251;  Brush Truck 51.  As of 2320 PT, Engine 94 turned over command to Brush Truck 51 Officer. Captain 50 was due to return back to this Command.

McCullough Road

Evacuations | 3600 Block | Residents on S 79th are refusing to evacuate.  FD having a hard time getting people to flee their home.

Evacuations | 3800 Block | Fire reported in this block.

Evacuations | 40th Avenue |  One adult male refused to evacuate, saying he will take full responsibility for his actions if he does not come back out again.

Evacuations | 4000 – 4200 Blocks | This would get extended to 42nd and Emma.

Brush Fires | 4200 Block | 4207, 4211, 4219 addresses were reported as fully engulfed or fire in their yards.  6 resources were applied to 4207 and 4211. A unit is working on a full containment line around these homes.

Threatened | 4200 Block |  Fire moving west, threatening a structure and 1 manufactured home.  Fire were responding to more fire at 4215. They were going to provide structure protection.

SOUTH OF AHTANUM  COMMAND

South Ahtanum

Evacuations | 6200 Block | Notifications made to residents south of 62nd to close to Ahtanum, to Red Sky to 20th will be their boundary.

Hazard ID | 6400 Block | Power pole has been burned at the base and has tipped over. Utilities has been notified.

Evacuations | 7400 – 7900 Blocks | Residents notified.

Evacuation | 7621 Block | Residents were being evacuated from this address.

Evacuation | 7900 Block |  Notifications are being made to those of East of 79th to South Ahtanum.

Hazards | 7900 Block | Power pole is leaning 45-degrees at an angle.  South of 6206 Ahtanum Road.

Evacuations | 8300 Block | x Summit Avenue. Were given to those north of this area due to flames.

TULE ROAD FIRE COMMAND

Tule Road, South of Granger

Point-of-Origin | 2000 Block | FD determined appears that this area may be the point-of-origin and wants to meet up with Tribal Police.

Hazards | 2000 Block | Several damaged power poles with some of them burned 50% all the way thru making them hazards. Yakima Power has been notified via FD Dispatch.

Resorces | 2000 Block |  Command is located at 2000 x Tule Road. A dozer is inbound and to access via Plank and Pioneer then to the south side of the fire.

Brush Fire | South of Granger | Resources from Yakima County FD5 responded to this area.

Photo Credit | Yakima Co FD 5

As of 2340 PT, some fire units were slowly being released. This was definitely an intense and scary brush fire incidents and will continue throughout the night as they work put out hot spots and continue with extensive mop up operations.

We will post an update on Monday with any new information and if preliminary causes have been released.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/16/2020 2330 PT

 

LOYALTON FIRE | CA | UPDATE 2

LOYALTON FIRE

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Photo Credit | TMFPD

UPDATE 2 | AUGUST 16, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire was sparked by an unknown ignition on August 14th around 1630 hours, is burning 4 miles east of the town of Loyalton and southwest of Mount Ina Coolbirth, California.  It is just north of Reno (Washoe County), Nevada.

CURRENT STATUS

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Fire is still currently at the time of this post was published holding at 20,000 acres with a 5% containment status.  Fire behavior is extreme with wind-driven runs, short-range spotting and running.

The CA Team 10, a Type 2 IMT is currently mobilizing today.

Homes are still being threatened,  prompting evacuations and closures in effect.

The cost-to-date in fire suppression and containment expenses have reached $1 Million.

ALERTS!

  • See Evacuation orders for impacted areas
  • RED FLAG WARNING in the Washoe County (NV) area from 0900 – 1900 PT (9am-7pm) for thunderstorms and strong outflow winds. Conditions remain hot/dry.
  • Do not call 9-1-1 about the Loyalton Fire. There are no fires in the Washoe County area.

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS

Mandatory evacuations are in effect for Plumas, Lassen and Sierra Counties, as well as for the following areas:

  • Chilcoot, south of Hwy 70
  • Long Valley Road and Scott’s Flat Road south of Hwy 70
  • West of Hwy 395 from Hallelujah unction to Cold Springs
  • Cold Springs and Bordertown
  • West side of US 395

ADVISORY EVACUATIONS

Advisory Evacuation orders for the following:

  • Vinton
  • Chilcoot, north of Hwy 70
  • East of 395 from Hallelujah Junction to Cold Springs

EVACUATION SHELTER

  • Washoe County Senior Services. 1155 E 9th Street, Reno, NV. For residents under evacuation advisories.
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Photo Credit | Red Cross Nevada

ROAD CLOSURES

Closures are in effect for:

  • Hwy 70 from Hwy 49 to Hwy 395
  • Hwy 395 from Hallelujah Junction to Border Town
  • UPDATE | Hwy 395 open with CHP escort

RESOURCES

There are 441 total personnel including 11 crews, 35 engines and 6 helos. Resource orders are starting to appear from the Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency (1243) and Arizona Dispatch Center (1310 MST) Comm Centers, sending reinforcements as mutual aid.

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Photo Credit | TMFPD

Incident Cooperators Include: Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue (CA), Washoe County (NV), Tahoe National Forest. BLM Nevada, Reno FD, EFP Firefighters, Tahoe FFD, Central Lyon FD, Washoe County EQ, Washoe County SO, Tahoe NF, Red Cross.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/16/2020 

LOYALTON FIRE | CA | UPDATE 1

LOYALTON FIRE

Smoke from a wildfire billowing above a hillside.

PC: BLM

UPDATE 1 | AUGUST 16, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire was sparked by an unknown ignition on August 14th around 1630 hours, is burning east of the town of Loyalton and southwest of Mount Ina Coolbirth and just north of Reno, Nevada.

CURRENT STATUS

The fire was said to be at least 20,000 acres of timber, sage and grass has been destroyed but fire crews have reached a 5% containment status.

Fire behavior is extreme with wind-driven runs with short-range spotting with rapid rates of spread.  It has forced many evacuations, road closures and creating its very own and dangerous fire tornadoes.

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PC: Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue

The fire jumped Highway 395 with vehicles stuck on the road.  Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue’s Brush Engine 44 provided cover as they worked tirelessly and under pressure to help assist drivers evacuate the area. No injuries were reported. (1926 PT)

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS

Mandatory evacuations are in effect for Plumas, Lassen and Sierra Counties, as well as for the following areas:

  • Chilcoot, south of Hwy 70
  • Long Valley Road and Scott’s Flat Road south of Hwy 70
  • West of Hwy 395 from Hallelujah unction to Cold Springs

ADVISORY EVACUATIONS

Advisory Evacuation orders for the following:

  • Vinton
  • Chilcoot, north of Hwy 70
  • East of 395 from Hallelujah Junction to Cold Springs

ROAD CLOSURES

Closures are in effect for:

  • Hwy 70 from Hwy 49 to Hwy 395
  • Hwy 395 from Hallelujah Junction to Border Town

RESOURCES

There are approximately 441 total personnel that represent many California and Nevada fire agencies.

Incident Cooperators Include: Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue (CA), Washoe County (NV), Tahoe National Forest. BLM Nevada, Reno FD, EFP Firefighters, Tahoe FFD, Central Lyon FD.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/16/2020 0225 PT

APPLE FIRE | CA | SIT REP 1

APPLE FIRE

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Photo Credit | Rich Thompson, IMET (@RichIMET)

Incident Summary

The Apple Fire is located about 1 mile from the Apple Valley area.  Start date was 7/31/2020 at 1808 PT.  It has been burning over 11 days.  Fire fuels include: timber, chaparral and tall grass.

Current Status

Currently, there is minimal fire behavior but it is still smoldering and creeping. Homes are considered still be under threat. Closures are in effect.

There has been 33,424 acres destroyed.  There is a 70% containment status.

Resources

Resources from CAL FIRE – Riverside Unit, managed by the CA Team 2, a Type 1 IMT.  Command is in Unified Command with CAL FIre, USFS, San Bernardino and Yucaipa Fire Departments.

There is a total of 1,446 personnel that includes 27 crews, 67 engines and 12 helos.

Incident Cooperators

Incident Cooperators:  World Central Kitchen, San Bernadino NF, Global Supertanker Services, Chino Valley RD, OCFD, RivCO Animal Services, Wildfire Alert Cams, NASA Earth, LAFD Talk, LAFD PIO, Weather Nation, San Bernardino County Sheriff Office, CAL FiRE BDU, CAL FIRE RRU, Crockett Carquinez FD, Idyll Emergency, La Verne FD, Glendale FD, American Red Cross – Southern Region, Morongo Basin Sheriff Office, NWS IMET, San Bernardino Co FD, USFS, CA Conservation Members.

Damage Assessments

There has been 13 structures destroyed with a $43.6 Million cost-to-date in fire suppression and containment costs.

Injuries Reported

3 injuries reported.  It is unknown if they are all firefighters or civilians or a combination of the two.

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CA WILDFIRE SIT REP | STAGECOACH FIRE | AUGUST 10 2020

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Photo Credit | USFS

STAGECOACH FIRE | Kern County FD

About 9 miles South of Lake Isabella, near Havilah Community

UPDATE 2 | MONDAY (8/10/2020)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Reported – 8/3/2020, 1529 PT
  • Cause – Unknown, under investigation
  • Response – Wildfire
  • Fuels – Tall brush, tall grass
  • Area – Havilah and Piute communities in Kern County. 9 miles south of Lake Isabella.
  • Command – Kern  County FD (Lead), BLM Fire and Sequoia Forest
  • IMT – IMT 2 – CA Team 15
  • Incident Cooperators – Kern Co SO, CAL FIRE, Kern HS District, CHP, Liberty Ambulance, CAL OES, Red Cross, CA DOC, San Joaquin and East Kern APCD, Joseph Elft (@MappingSupport)

Photo Credit | Kern FD

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CURRENT STATUS

  • Size/Containment – 7,760 acres
  • Containment Status – 77%
  • Personnel – 974 total personnel including 30 crews, 33 engines, 9 helicopters.
  • Fire Behavior – Min with flanking, creeping and smoldering
  • Operations – Firefighters making good press, increased containment achieved daily, construction and reinforcement of fire line in continually progress on eastern and northern edges.
  • Mop-up operations in progress to address hot spots.
  • Fire Weather – expected high winds on Tuesday afternoon, may increase fire behavior
  • Evacuations in progress

Photo Credit | Kern County FD

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EVACUATIONS

  • Thompson Canyon Area – Includes Caliente Bodfish Rd east to Piute Mtn Rd, from area South of School Street to South of Heritage Way
  • Valley Area – Saddles Springs Road/Piute Mtn Road as it goes near Burton Mill, Clear Creek, Cold Spring, Liebel Peak, Piute Peak, Piute Spring, Rocky Point and Saddle Spring

Photo Credit | City of Tehachapi | Photo taken of a helo on August 5th that was seen staged/flying out of the Tehachapi Municipal Airport

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CLOSURES

  • Roads – Thompson Canyon Road east of the cattle guard, approximately .25 mile East of Gossip Rock

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

  • $9 Million Cost-to-date (Fire Suppression/Containment efforts)
  • Damages – 5 structures
  • Destroyed – 15 structures (habitable), 25 (outbuildings)
  • Injuries – 1

Photo Credit | Alert Wildfire | Photo taken on August 4, 2020 as seen from Breckenridge.  This is showing a wind shift from NV fire cameras. Amazing….

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RESOURCES

  • Engines – 25
  • Helos – 9
  • Dozers – 1
  • Water Tenders – 14
  • Air Tankers – 0
  • Crews  – 21
  • Overhead Personnel – 139
  • Total Personnel – 754

HASHTAGS

  • #StagecoachFire
  • #CAwildfires
  • #FireSeason2020

PHOTO(S) CREDIT

  • Central CA District – BLM

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/10/2020 2055 PT

CA WILDFIRE SIT REP | STAGECOACH FIRE | AUGUST 8 2020

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STAGECOACH FIRE | BLM – Central California District

UPDATE 1 – SATURDAY (8/8/2020)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Reported – 8/3/2020, 1529 PT
  • Cause – Unknown, under investigation
  • Response – Wildfire
  • Fuels – Tall brush, tall grass
  • Area – Havilah and Piute communities in Kern County. 9 miles south of Lake Isabella.
  • Command – Unified Command (BLM)

CURRENT STATUS

  • Fire behavior – Active with uphill and wind-driven runs
  • Fire weather concerns – high temps, low RH and winds
  • Size/Containment -7,748 acres, 31% contained
  • Damages – 2 structures damaged
  • Destroyed – 25 structures
  • Injuries – 0
  • EVACUATIONS – in effect

EVACUATIONS !

Mandatory

  • Caliente Bodfish Road East to Piute Mtn Road
  • From area South of School Street to just South of Heritage Way
  • Saddle Springs Road/Piute Mtn Road as it goes near Burton Mill, Clear Creek, Cold Spring, Liebel Peak, Piute Peak, Piute Spring, Rocky Point and Saddle Spring

Temporary Evacuation Point

  • Former K-Mart
  • 710 W Tehachapi Blvd, Tehachapi, CA

Evacuation Shelter

  • RED CROSS – Call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment

Precautionary

  • Dailey Road East to West end of Gold Spur
  • Between top of Indian Oak Loop South to Williams Road and Williams Road South to Walker Basin Road
  • Between Johns Road East to East end of Douglas Avenue

Lifted*

  • LIFTED as of 6pm Saturday evening*
  • West end of Oak Ox Road East to Caliente Bodfish Road
  • Between Quail Canyon Road South to Foxtail Canyon Road
  • The west end of Owls Clover Road/Malivn Road east to the east end of Kendall Road
  • Between Erdle Drive South to Piute Meadows Road

CLOSURES

Roads

  • Thompson Canyon Road east of the cattle guard
  • Approximately .25 mile east of Gossip Rock

RESOURCES

  • Staffing – Total 852 personnel including  92 overhead personnel
  • Equipment – 9 helicopters, 5 air tankers, 7 dozers, 32 engines, 11 water tenders, 22 crews

HASHTAGS

  • #StagecoachFire
  • #CAwildfires
  • #FireSeason2020

PHOTO(S) CREDIT

  • Central CA District – BLM

SOCIAL MEDIA

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2020 1420 PT

NORTHWEST WILDFIRES CONTINUE TO BURN | JULY 31 2020 | AM REPORT

Wildfires continue to plague the great Pacific Northwest States of Washington and Oregon.   Here is the AM recap for both states combined.

Photo Credit | Forest Service NW

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It is heating up throughout the Northwest with hot dry weather and firefighters are asking for your help. They are asking you to know where campfires are allowed and how to put them out. Always drown them with water and make sure they are cold to the touch. Never leave fires unattended.

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WASHINGTON STATE

ANGLIN  | WILDFIRE

WA DNR-NE Region. 10 miles E of Tonasket and 12 miles NE of Riverside. Timber and short grass. Min fire behavior with smoldering. Cause under investigation. Homes threatened. Evacuation orders lifted.  1,728 acres. 80% contained. 358 total personnel. 8 crews, 23 engines, 2 helos. 3 structures destroyed. Cooperators:  Okanogan County DEM, Okanogan Co Fire District and the Okanogan Co Sheriff’s Office. $1.2 Million CTD.

BOZY CREEK  | WILDFIRE

Capitol Forest. Thurston County.  IC Aschenbrenner. E8201, E8203, Hart, Provencher on-scene. Dispatched 0200 PT. 2 acres. Slash fire fuels. SPS Dispatch Center.

COLOCKUM | WILDFIRE

WA DNR-SE Region. Started on private land 10 miles SE of Wenatchee and near Malaga. Brush and grass fire fuels. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Structures still threatened. 2,967 acres. 94% contained. State mobe was approved on July 24th but have since downgraded.  36 total personnel. 1 crew and 3 engines. 1 structure lost. $2.4 Million CTD.

COULEE MEADOWS | WILDFIRE

Near Sagebrush Flat and 18 miles NW of Ephrata.  Douglas County. Grass and sage brush. Very difficult terrain. Cause unknown.  Active fire behavior. Fire burning along Moses Coulee Rd, milepost 7. 600 acres. 0% contained. Approved for engines, crews, dozers via WA State Fire Marshal’s Office for State Mobe.

Cooperators: Grant Co FD13, Douglas County FD, BLM OR/WA, Grant Co FD5, SE WA Interagency IMT.

LEVEL 1 EVACUATIONS –> homes N of fire to Rd 3 SW; East of fire to Rd C SW and to Division Rd. Orders being made by the Douglas County Sheriffs Office.

CEDAR CREEK | SMOKE CHECK

Cedar Creek. Pend Oreille County. NC 7302 dispatched 0943 PT.  NEC Dispatch Center.

CHIKAMIN | WILDFIRE

Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest. 30 acres. Dispatched 0823 PT.  Light smoke seen in the area to the north of Lake Wenatchee. It is burning in steep high country about 10 miles of Plain.

Photo Credit | Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue

No threats to structures. Winds pushing to the west. No resources showing in WA DNR CAD system. Cooperators: CWC Dispatch Center and Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue PIO.

CONGER | WILDFIRE

Conconully. Okanogan County. Dispatched 0459 PT.  HI 7205 (IC) along with AR 7402, HI 31, NC 7305, SO 27, 60, 7205, 7208 and 7211.  Call came in as multiple slash piles on fire in West Fork Salmon Creek.   Cooperators:  Okanogan, Omak and Conconully FD. Resources on-scene. 1.32 acres. NEC Dispatch  Center.

EAGLE ROCK | WILDFIRE

Mirabeau Park. Spokane County.  Dispatched 0845 PT. Contained 0846 and controlled at 0900 PT. Incident #NES-1763/AEK-221. NEC Dispatch Center.

EASTON RIDGE | SMOKE CHECK

South of South Peak. Kittitas County. Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest. Dispatched 1151 T. No resources on it yet from DNR. CWC Dispatch Center.

HOLMES CREEK | WILDFIRE

Central  Washington. 0.1 acre. Grass, brush, slash, duff.  IC Lucas King. Dispatched 0912 PT. Contained and controlled 0927 PT. CWC Dispatch Center.

NORTH MARY | WILDFIRE

Springdale. Stevens County.  Dispatched 0237 PT.

On July 29th at 1738 PT, the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office states:  There’s been 3 suspicious fires near Mary Walker School in Springdale this week. Tip Line #800-572-0947 and report it immediately.

PANTHER RIDGE | SMOKE CHECK

Dispatched 1011 PT. No resources showing dispatched as of yet. CWC Dispatch Center.

PEACHES RIDGE | SMOKE CHECK

Peaches Ridge. Kittitas County.  E 4202, 4203, 4204, SE Sewell. Dispatched 0814 PT. CWC Dispatch Center.

TRAIL 1377 | SMOKE CHECK

Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest.  Dispatched 1010 PT. No resources showing dispatched as of yet.  CWC Dispatch Center.

OREGON

BEN YOUNG FIRE

ODF-Lake Unit. 13 miles S of Paisley.  Timber, brush and short grass. Min fire behavior burning on steep slopes with grass and brush. Creeping and smoldering. Infrastructures and buildings threatened.  Started 7/21/2020 1300 PT. Cause unknown, under investigation. Closures in effect.

Photo Credit | USFS

Ben Young Fire advancing up Myers Butte on the day it started

1,249 acres. 95% contained. 35 total personnel. 1 crew and 3 engines. $2.3 Million CTD.

DRAGON ROCK FIRE

BLM-Lakeview District. 30 miles E of Christmas Valley. Brush and short grass. Min fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.  858 acres. 75% contained. 37 total personnel.1 crew and 4 engines. $300K CTD.

MATLOCK FIRE

USFS-Umatilla NF. 13 miles NW of Ukiah. Dry grass and downed-and-downed Timber. Start 7/28/2020. Lightning caused.  Active fire behavior with crowning, group and single-tree torching. Homes threatened.  85 acres. 40% contained.

Photo Credit | Umatilla NF

Aerial view of the Matlock Fire on July 29, 2020, showing successful retardant drops slowing fire growth.

147 total personnel. 4 hand crews, 7 engines, dozers and 3 helos. IC: Gabe Hale, NE OR Interagency Type 3 IMT.  $650K CTD.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/31/2020 1215 PT