California Wildfires | Update 4

Update 6 PM Hours PST

The following wildfires are burning in the State of California and all fires will be updated as new information has been received from our sources. Thank you for reading and following our Blog!

HIDDEN FIRE

The Hidden Fire started on October 29th from lightning. The fire is located in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia National Forest east of Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest.

Hidden Fire photo taken Nov 19 at 3 pm

Hidden Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

The fire is being managed by Unified Command with CAL FIRE to confine and contain the fire within the predetermined area.

Currently, the fire has burned 2739 acres  of timber with a 10% containment status.

There are 35 personnel assigned to this incident.

MEADOW FIRE

The Meadow Fire is located East of Trail of 100 Giants between Lloyd Meadow Road and Western Divide Highway.  It was ignited by lightning on October 15th at 11:15 AM PST.

There are 25 personnel attached to this wildfire.

At this time, 4347 acres have been consumed with a 95% containment status.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

California Wildfires | Update 3

Update 8:30 PM Hours PST

The following wildfires are burning in the State of California and all fires will be updated as new information has been received from our sources. Thank you for reading and following our Blog!

HIDDEN FIRE

Photo of Hidden Fire taken October 8th

Photo taken on October 8, 2016. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

The Hidden Fire started on October 29th from lightning. The fire is located in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia National Forest east of Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest.

The fire is being managed by Unified Command with CAL FIRE to confine and contain the fire within the predetermined area.

Currently, the fire has burned 1161 acres  of timber with an unknown containment status.

There are 137 personnel assigned to this incident.

MAREK FIRE

The Marek Fire started on November 14th by an unknown cause that is being thoroughly investigated by Officials.  This wildfire is located in the Lake View Terrace on the Angeles National Forest.  The fire has consumed 44 acres of brush fuels and has a 95% containment status.

There are 40 personnel assigned to this incident.

MEADOW FIRE

The Meadow Fire is located East of Trail of 100 Giants between Lloyd Meadow Road and Western Divide Highway.  It was ignited by lightning on October 15th at 11:15 AM PST.

There are 65 personnel attached to this wildfire.

At this time, 1724 acres have been consumed.

YUCCA FIRE

Yucca Fire on 11-17-16.

Yucca Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

The Yucca Fire was reported after a CAL Fire plane flying over the area discovered the fire on the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Forest on Saturday, November 5th.  It was determined to be ignited by lightning.

On November 11th, crews reached a 100% containment status but the fire activity would soon increase on November 17th.  Currently, there have been 20 acres consumed with a new containment status of 10% reached.  Fire behavior at this time is said to be low to moderate, smoldering with isolated pockets.

There are no threats or closures at this time.

7 Personnel are assigned to this wildfire.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

California Wildfires | Update 2

Update 2:30PM Hours PST

The following wildfires are burning in the State of California and all fires will be updated as new information has been received from our sources. Thank you for reading and following our Blog!

HIDDEN FIRE

Photo of Hidden Fire Nov 11

Hidden Fire – Courtesy: Inciweb

The Hidden Fire started on October 29th from lightning. The fire is located in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia National Forest east of Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest.

The fire is being managed by Unified Command with CAL FIRE to confine and contain the fire within the predetermined area.

Currently, the fire has burned 310 acres with an unknown containment status.

There are 175 personnel assigned to this incident.

MAREK FIRE

The Marek Fire started on November 14th by an unknown cause that is being thoroughly investigated by Officials.  This wildfire is located in the Lake View Terrace on the Angeles National Forest.  The fire has consumed 44 acres of brush fuels and has a 95% containment status.

There are 40 personnel assigned to this incident.

MEADOW FIRE

The Meadow Fire is located East of Trail of 100 Giants between Lloyd Meadow Road and Western Divide Highway.  It was ignited by lightning on October 15th at 11:15 AM PST.

There are 65 personnel attached to this wildfire.

At this time, 1724 acres have been consumed.

YUCCA FIRE

Yucca Fire on 11-17-16.

Yucca Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

The Yucca Fire was reported after a CAL Fire plane flying over the area discovered the fire on the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Forest on Saturday, November 5th.  It was determined to be ignited by lightning.

On November 11th, crews reached a 100% containment status but the fire activity would soon increase on November 17th.  Currently, there have been 20 acres consumed with a new containment status of 10% reached.  Fire behavior at this time is said to be low to moderate, smoldering with isolated pockets.

There are no threats or closures at this time.

7 Personnel are assigned to this wildfire.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Update 2 | Cumero Fire | Coronado National Forest

The Cumero Fire has exploded from being just 500 acres on the day it started until today, showing it has more than tripled – plus its size.

Date & Time:  The wildfire broke out today, May 6th around 0930 MST (0930 PDT)

Location:  Cumero Mountain on the Coronado National Forest. NE of Sasabe, AZ.

Acres:  5300.

Fuels:  Grass and brush.

Photo Courtesy: @inciweb

Photo Courtesy: @inciweb

Cause:  Human-caused.  Currently under investigation.

Wx:  

Resources:  There are currently 125 total personnel along with various equipment from State, Federal and Local Arizona agencies:

  • Firefighters:  180 with 65 support personnel.
  • Engines:  7
  • Light Helicopters:  2
  • Water Tenders:  3

Fire Activities:  Firefighters will be conducting the following activities to help contain the fire.

  • Construct a line along the Fresnal Wash
  • Build a line along northward along the Alamito Wash
  • Tie the line to Forest Service Rd 4877 to form a barrier on the eastside
  • Prep area for burnout operations

Incident Status:

The following activities have occurred during the start of this fire incident.

5/6/2016

  • Fire detected at 0930 hours
  • 100 Firefighters assigned with 5 engines, 1 light helicopter and 5 wildland fire crews.
  • Fire located adjacent to Cumero Mountain, NE of Sasabe, AZ
Courtesy: Inciweb

Courtesy: Inciweb

57/2016

  • Location of fire updated to show in the Nogales Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. (CNF)
  • Burning on lands administered by the CNF.
  • Weather of moderate winds and increased humidity aids firefighters.
  • Fire fuels consist of light and flash but have low moisture content.
  • No structures have been lost.
  • 100 Firefighters are assigned along with 65 support personnel, 1 Light helo, 1 Medium chopper and 1 heavy, a converted Military CH 470 Chinook chopper.  It is a 2000 gallon “bucket” of water from a source at 120 knots.
  • The Chinook is dipping from Arivaca Lake.

5/8/2016

  • Weather today consists of decreased winds, higher humidity and cooler temps.
  • Though favorable weather, the fire has spread SW towards Fresnal Canyon.
  • 25% containment reached.
  • Risks are low due to burning away from structures in undeveloped land administered by the CNF.
  • Personnel increased to 180 Firefighters with 65 Support personnel.

Hashtags:  #CumeroMtnFire  #CNF  #AZFires2016  #azwx

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Update 1 | Cumero Fire | Coronado National Forest

FIRE SUMMARY

Date & Time:  The wildfire broke out today, May 6th around 0930 MST (0930 PDT)

Location:  Cumero Mountain on the Coronado National Forest.  Tucson, Arizona.

Acres:  500.

Fuels:  Grass and brush.

Containment:  0% status.

Photo Courtesy: @inciweb

Photo Courtesy: @inciweb

Cause:  Human-caused.  Currently under investigation.

Wx:  Substantial winds causing increased fire behavior activity and  high number of increased acres.

Resources:  There are currently 125 total personnel along with various equipment from State, Federal and Local Arizona agencies:

  • Firefighters:  100
  • Wildland Crews:  5
  • Engines:  5
  • Heavy Helicopters:  1
  • Light Helicopters:  1

Hashtags:  #CNF #CumeroMtnFire #AZFires2016 #azwx

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

#BREAKING – Brush Fire #UpperGooseLakeFire Burning Near Moses Lake, Washington

A brush fire broke out at 2000 hours this evening in the Upper Goose Lake area in the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge tonight.  It is located approximately 15 miles of Moses Lake, Washington.

It is said to be 300 acres in size.  Brush and sage have been reported as the fire fuels but other #sm sources have brush and timber are also involved.

No evacuations have been ordered and no structures are being threatened at this time.

There are about 20 engines, 2 helicopters on scene from the Local, State and Federal Fire Agencies.  The fire is 50% contained.

An updated news release from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office be shared at an unknown time Friday morning.

We will provide more information as it is received.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

COMMISSARY FIRE: Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico – June 16, 2015

Santa Fe, New Mexico

#FireImage courtesy of @inciweb

A wildfire is slowly burning Ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, grass and brush since lightning passed over the area on June 5, 2015.  The fire located 13 miles East of Pecos and 2 miles S of Banillas Peak in the Pecos / Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.

There are currently 30 personnel on scene including a Type 2 Atalaya handcrew, one Type 2 bull dozer, firefighters, archeologists, PIOs, fire effects monitors and resource advisors.

No structures are threatened at this time.

Fire Managers are allowing the fire to move and watching it closely. The fire has burned 127 acres.  The growth potential has been deemed low.

There is a 0% containment status on this fire event.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog