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

NEW FIRE: #WatermanFire | California | Update 1

Updated 7:45 am PDT

San Bernardino National Forest – A single acre wildfire started on 10/7/2016 from a car fire that extended into the brush.  Forward spread has been stopped.

A traffic alert has been issued for Hwy 18, which is closed from lower Waterman Canyon to upper Waterman Canyon.

Resources from CAL FIRE and SB County Fire are assigned to this incident along with 16 Engines, 3 crews and a water tender. CAL Trans is also on scene working as an incident cooperator.

The fire is still being held at 1 acre with a 20% containment status.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Soberanes Fire | California | Update 28

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Soberanes Fire started on 7/22/2016 around 0845 hours PDT from an illegal campfire.

LOCATION

The Fire is burning on the Los Padres National Forest inside the Garrapata State Park in the Ventana Wilderness, South of Carmel Valley, California.

FUELS

Fire fuels consist of;  Timber, chaparral and tall grass.

RESOURCES

The fire is under the Command of the California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 with 953 personnel.

There are 12 helicopters, 30 water tenders, 24 engines, 7 dozers and 15 crews.

Incident Partners are:

  • BLM
  • American Red Cross
  • Big Sur Land Trust
  • Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade
  • Cachagua Fire Protection District
  • CAL FIRE, CA Conservation Corps
  • CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife
  • CA Dept of Parks and Rec
  • CAL Trans
  • CHP
  • CALOES
  • CA DOT
  • Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District
  • County of Monterey
  • Mid-Coast Fire Brigade
  • Montrey Bay Air Resource District
  • Montrey County Regional Fire Protection District
  • PG & E
  • United Way

FIRE FACTS

 CAL FIRE Tip Line at: (800) 468-4408

There have been 132,095 acres consumed with a breakdown of 37,194 acres on CAL Fire managed lands and 94,901 acres in the Los Padres National Forest.

Containment has reached 97%.

Ten (10) injuries have been reported along with 1 death.

57 homes and 11 outbuildings have been destroyed.  20 structures are currently under threat.

HOT SHOTS: are working on completing containment lines in the Miller Creek area.

Fire Crews:  Crews are working on fire suppression repair, areas severely damaged by fire suppression efforts.

PUBLIC INFORMATION

The  Montrey County EOC recommends residents sign up for Reverse 911 to get Important Alerts.  https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611217#/overview

Flying Drones and Planes Tips from the Fire Service listed here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg0LBGwv59s&feature=em-share_video_user

How you can help with Fire Prevention.  A great resource guide here.  http://www.preventwildfireca.org/OneLessSpark/

Thank you for visiting us today and reading our post on one of California’s longer burning fires.  Stay safe out there!

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog  – Updated 2200 hours PDT

Soberanes Fire | California | Update 28

COMMUNITY MEETING

When:  10/1/2016, Saturday

Where:  Arroyo Seco Firehouse/Community Center

Address:  47600 Arroyo Seco Rd, Greenfield, California

Contact Info:  831-674-2326 or 415-279-9442

Fire coming from Big Sur on the Soberanes Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Start Date : 7/22/2016 (72 days ago today)

Start Time :  0845 hours PDT

Cause:  Illegal campfire

LOCATION

National Forest:  Los Padres NF

State Park:  Garrapata

Wilderness:  Ventana

Location:  South of Carmel Valley

FUELS

Heavy Fuels:  Timber, chaparral and tall grass.

RESOURCES

Command:   California Interagency Incident Management Team 4.

Personnel:  1030

Staffing Type:  17 crews

Equipment Type:  31 engines, 15 helicopters, 5 dozers, 4 masticators and 5 water tenders

Cooperating Agencies:  BLM, American Red Cross, Big Sur Land Trust, Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade, Cachagua Fire Protection District, CAL FIRE, CA Conservation Corps, CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife, CA Dept of Parks and Rec, CAL Trans, CHP, CALOES, CA DOT, Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District, County of Monterey, Mid-Coast Fire Brigade, Montrey Bay Air Resource District, Montrey County Regional Fire Protection District, PG & E and United Way.

FIRE FACTS

 CAL FIRE Tip Line at: (800) 468-4408

Acres: 132,069.

Destruction: 68 structures destroyed.  (57 homes, 11 outbuildings)

Death(s):  1

Injuries:  8

Containment Status: 92%.

Cost-to-Date:  $236.5 Million.

THREATS

Structures:  Many under threat.

FIRE STATUS

North side:  In patrol status.

East side:  Active fire. Fire suppression efforts in effect.

South Side:  Air resources making retardant drops.

West Side:  Direct attack.

PUBLIC INFORMATION

Alerts:  Montrey County – Sign-up forReverse 911 to get Important Alerts.  https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611217#/overview

Know Before You Fly: (& How you can Help the Fire Service)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg0LBGwv59s&feature=em-share_video_user

One Less Spark Campaign:  http://www.preventwildfireca.org/OneLessSpark/

Thank you for visiting us today and reading our post on one of California’s longer burning fires.  Stay safe out there!

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog  – Updated 1020 hours PDT

Soberanes Fire Update | CA | Update 27

 CAL FIRE Tip Line at: (800) 468-4408

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Start Date : 7/22/2016 (71 days ago today)

Start Time :  0845 hours PDT

Cause:  Illegal campfire

LOCATION

National Forest:  Los Padres NF

State Park:  Garrapata

Wilderness:  Ventana

Location:  South of Carmel Valley

FUELS

Heavy Fuels:  Timber, chaparral and tall grass.

RESOURCES

Command:   California Interagency Incident Management Team 4.

Staffing / Equipment:  24 crews, 33 engines and 15 helicopters.

Cooperating Agencies:  BLM, American Red Cross, Big Sur Land Trust, Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade, Cachagua Fire Protection District, CAL FIRE, CA Conservation Corps, CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife, CA Dept of Parks and Rec, CAL Trans, CHP, CALOES, CA DOT, Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District, County of Monterey, Mid-Coast Fire Brigade, Montrey Bay Air Resource District, Montrey County Regional Fire Protection District, PG & E and United Way.

FIRE FACTS

Acres: 132,069.

Destruction: 68 structures destroyed.  (57 homes, 11 outbuildings)

Death(s):  1

Injuries:  8

Containment Status: 92%.

Cost-to-Date:  $236.5 Million.

THREATS

Structures:  Many under threat.

FIRE STATUS

North side:  In patrol status.

East side:  Active fire. Fire suppression efforts in effect.

South Side:  Air resources making retardant drops.

West Side:  Direct attack.

PUBLIC INFORMATION

Alerts:  Montrey County – Sign-up forReverse 911 to get Important Alerts.  https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611217#/overview

Know Before You Fly: (& How you can Help the Fire Service)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg0LBGwv59s&feature=em-share_video_user

One Less Spark Campaign:  http://www.preventwildfireca.org/OneLessSpark/

Thank you for visiting us today and reading our post on one of California’s longer burning fires.  Stay safe out there!

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog  – Updated 1910 Hours PDT

Soberanes Fire Update | CA | Sep 27 2016

 CAL FIRE Tip Line at: (800) 468-4408

Incident Summary

An illegal campfire started the Soberanes Wildfire on Friday, July 22nd around 0845 hours.

Location

The Soberanes Fire is located approximately 7 miles NW of Big Sur and on the Ventana Wilderness of the Los Padres National Forest, Garrapata State Park, and areas south of the Carmel Valley in California.

Mostly burning in steep, rugged and difficult to access terrain on the Ventana Wilderness area.

Fuels

Timber, chaparral and tall grass.

Resources

Command:   California Interagency Incident Management Team 4.

Staffing / Equipment:  38 Crews, 110 Engines, 23 Helicopters, 11 Dozers, 4 Masicators and 15 Water Tenders.

Cooperating Agencies:  BLM, American Red Cross, Big Sur Land Trust, Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade, Cachagua Fire Protection District, CAL FIRE, CA Conservation Corps, CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife, CA Dept of Parks and Rec, CAL Trans, CHP, CALOES, CA DOT, Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District, County of Monterey, Mid-Coast Fire Brigade, Montrey Bay Air Resource District, Montrey County Regional Fire Protection District, PG & E and United Way.

Fire Facts

Acres: 128,380 acres.  (breakdown:  91,186 acres Los Padres National Forest; 37,194 acres CAL FIRE)

Destruction: 68 structures destroyed.  (57 homes, 11 outbuildings)

Death(s):  1

Injuries:  8

Containment Status: 89%.

Status:  Inside containment lines increased fire.  Lines holding despite all thresholds being exceeded.

Incidents:  A fuel truck pulling a trailer was involved in an accident on the Carmel Valley Road near the Ranch helicopter base. The driver was not injured. The trailer went off the road spilling 300-500 gallons of aviation fuel.

Cost-to-Date:  $229.9 Million.

Threats

Numerous structures threatened.

Public Information

Alerts:  Montrey County – Sign-up forReverse 911 to get Important Alerts.  https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611217#/overview

Know Before You Fly: (& How you can Help the Fire Service)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg0LBGwv59s&feature=em-share_video_user

One Less Spark Campaign:  http://www.preventwildfireca.org/OneLessSpark/

Thank you for visiting us today and reading our post on one of California’s longer burning fires.  Stay safe out there!

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog  – Updated 2045 Hours PDT

Soberanes Fire Update | CA | Sep 24 2016

Community Meeting:  

9/24/2016 @ 6pm

Arroyo Seco Fire Station Community Center – 46700 Arroyo Seco Road

Though this is from the Sep 19th, this map clearly shows where the Soberanes Fire is burnning (Courtesy of CAL OES)

Incident Summary:   An illegal campfire that started in July 2016 has scorched thousands acres of lands, as well as up to almost 100 structures and disrupting hundreds of lives/livelihoods.

Crews have contained the fire at a 76% containment status.

The fire started on Friday, July 22, 2016 around 0845 hours (PDT) from an illegal campfire.

CAL FIRE Tip Line at: (800) 468-4408

Location:    The Soberanes Fire is located approximately 7 miles NW of Big Sur and on the Ventana Wilderness of the Los Padres National Forest, Garrapata State Park, and areas south of the Carmel Valley in California.

Mostly burning in steep, rugged and difficult to access terrain on the Ventana Wilderness area.

Fuels:  Timber, chaparral and tall grass.

Fire Status:  Active fire behavior with running, flanking and backing. Sill the same for the last 24 hours. (see Update 9/23/2016)

Resources:  Command:   US. Forest Service.

Staffing / Equipment:   1977 personnel  38 crews.  99 engines.  23 helicopters.

Damage Assessment:  126,593 acres.  68 structures destroyed.  $221.9 M Cost to Date

Threats:  Numerous structures threatened.

Area Alerts:  Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

US Active Wildfires – July 3, 2016 (Sunday)

Thank you and Welcome to Sit Reps for Saturday, July 3, 2016.

NATIONALLY SPEAKING

Nationally, there were 110 new fires (light initial activity) reported to the NW Interagency Coordination Center.:  2 were new large incidents. 3 large fires have been contained.  14 are still not contained.  1 NIMO is committed, while 4 Type 1 IMTs and 5 Type 2 IMTs are also attached to assigned wildfires.

ALASKA

TANANA ZONE

INIAKUK LAKE FIRE – 40 Miles NW of Bettles.  3324 acres. 0% contained.  17 personnel.  1 helicopter.  Started on Private land.  Active fire behavior with spotting, torching, and running. Structures threatened.  $1.1 Million.  #IniakukLakeFire

ARIZONA

CEDAR FIRE – 8 miles northwest of Whiteriver, 10 miles south of Pinetop-Lakeside/Show Low.  31 personnel.  45,977 acres. 100% contained.

The airtanker is dropping retardant against the backdrop of giant clouds of smoke

Tanker Drop on the Cedar Fire (Source: Inciweb)

Fire fact:  On June 28, a large fire whirl formed near six members of the Navajo Interagency Hotshot Crew (IHC), entrapping them. In response to the intense heat, flying ash and woody debris, the firefighters deployed their fire shelters.  Read about their story here – > http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/4788/31366/.  #CedarFire

CALIFORNIA

Southern Cal area – there have been 23 new fires.  5 are still burning.  There 3 Type 1 IMTs and 1 Type 2 IMTs committed to this area.

Northern Cal area – 24 NEW fires reported.  2 not contained Fires. 1 Type 2 IMT is committed.

CALFires reported 2017 fires 1/1/2015 – 6/25/2015 burning 16,164 acres and this year during the same period, there have been 2017 fires that have burned 16,821 acres.  The 5 year average has been 1961 fires for a total of 15,966 acres.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

APPALOOSA FIRE – Appaloosa Rd. and Pinto Dr., 5 miles SW of Angels Camp.  425 acres. 15% contained.  #AppaloosaFire

EL DORADO COUNTY

TRAILHEAD FIRE – along the  Middle Fork of the American River near Todd

Did you know that there are over 2,100 fire personnel at the TrailheadFire with more resources scheduled to arrive today.

Engine Crews on the Trailhead Fire (Source: Inciweb)

Valley/Placer – El Dorado Counties.   Active fire behavior with short-range spotting, uphill runs, and backing.  5044 acres. 20% contained.  2600 structures threatened.  2120 Personnel, 124 engines. 76 crews. 29 bulldozers. 9 watertenders. 13 helicopters. $8.8 Million CTD.  #TrailheadFire

FRESNO COUNTY

CURRY FIRE – Curry Mountain, 7 miles SW.  2944 acres. 70% contained.554 personnel. 48 engines. 20 crews. 12 bulldozers.  10 watertenders. 12 structures threatened. Evacuations still in progress. $500,000 CTD.  #CurryFire

INYO COUNTY

MARINA FIRE – 1 mile NW of Lee Vining, CA.   Minimal fire behavior.  654 acres. 117

Firing Operations behind Tioga Lodge

Firing Operations behind Tioga Lodge on the Marina Fire. (Source: Inciweb)

personnel.  3 crews. 1 engine. 1 engine. 1 helicopter.  1 structure lost.  $3.6 Million CTD. #MarinaFire

KERN COUNTY

DEER FIRE  – Hwy 223 and Deertrail, 6 miles east of Arvin. Unified Command – Kern County FD and CALFire.  1800 acres. 50% contained. 826 Personnel. 126 engines. 6 crews. 5 bulldozers. 3 watertenders. 12 helicopters. 300 structures threatened.  Active fire behavior with flanking and smoldering. County owned lands.  $1.5 Million.  #DeerFire

ERSKINE FIRE – Lake Isabella/Kern County.  48,019 acres. 95% contained. 154

Thank you firefighters

Thanking the Erskine Firefighter. (Credit: Mike McMillan)

personnel.  Very little fire behavior remaining.  Crews to monitor and do mop-up operations as needed.. Type 3 IMT assumed command @ 0600 on Saturday,July 3, 2016.  #ErskineFire

 SISKIYOU COUNTY

PONY FIRE – 15 miles southwest of Happy Camp/Siskiyou County.  160 personnel.

Crew 5 Mitigating a snag in the Swillup Creek Drainage

Crew 5 Mitigating a snag in the Swillup Creek Drainage. (Source: Inciweb)

2858 acres. 85% contained.  Fire is burning in litter, dry brush, and timber, with heavy dead and down snags from previous fires.  #PonyFire

TEHAMA COUNTY

COLYEAR FIRE – Colyear Springs Road, 7 miles W of Red Bank.  464 acres. 80% contained. 228 personnel. 18 engines. 12 crews. 2 bulldozers. 4 helicopters. Fire movement has been stopped.  $648,000 CTD.  #ColyearFire

VENTURA COUNTY

PINE FIRE – San Guillermo Mountain, 6 miles southwest of Stauffer/11 miles of Ojai in

Ventura Crew at work doing hazard reduction

Ventura Crew doing hazard reduction on the Pine Fire. (Credit: Manny Madrigal)

the Sespe Wilderness.  Start 6/30/2016 @ 0854 hours PDT.  455 personnel.  1590 acres. 0% contained. Fire active to moderate.  7 crews. 3 engines. 8 engines.  $2.8 Million. Forest Service land.  #PineFire

COLORADO

ROUTT NATIONAL FOREST

BEAVER CREEK FIRE – Routt National Forest, BLM (Independence Mtn), private land,

Air Quality Summary for July 3, 2016South of the CO/WY state line, 24 miles NW of Walden.  349 personnel.  13,275 acres.  Minimal fire behavior. 5% contained.  5 crews.  19 engines.  8 helicopters.  3 structures destroyed.  $6.4 Million CTD.  Forest Service lands. The smoke from this fire has not been a visibility or health issue in the last several days, say Fire Managers.   Evacuations in process.  Call with any damaged property – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office 970-723-4242.  #BeaverCreekFire

HAWAII

MAUI

Maalaea –   Fire started 7/3/2016. Wind-driven. 6,000 acres.  West Maui and South Maui residents are mostly without power. Officials said power began to be restored in West Maui at around 4 p.m. 0% containment status. Red Cross shelter opened at Maui War Memorial in Wailuku and the Lahaina Civic Center in West Maui.  Fire burning on top of the West Maui mountains and is creeping down towards Ukumehame.

MONTANA

The Northern Rockies which includes the State of Montana reported 8 NEW fires with 2 not contained fires (Observation and Ravalli Hill #2 Fires) and have 1 Type 1 IMT committed to their area.

BEAVERHEAD – DEERLODGE NF

POLE / FINE FIRES – Approximately 15 miles SW of Ennis, in the Gravelly Mountains.

Pole Fire p.m.

Pole Fire (Credit: USFS)

(Pole Fire – 21 acres) and (Fine Fire – 16 acres) 0% containment. Lightning caused on 6/30/2016. 10 Smoke Jumpers, 3 Engines, 2 Hand crews, 3 Helicopters, 99 Personnel. 0% containment.  37 total acres. #PoleFire  #FineFire

FLATHEAD AGENCY

RAVALLI HILL #2 FIRE – 1 mile E of Ravalli Hill.  Structures and sage-grouse habitat threatened.  500 acres. 60% contained. 57 personnel.  1 crew.  7 engines.  $175,000 CTD.  #RavilliHill2Fire

 HAMILTON

OBSERVATION FIRE – West of Lost Horse Observation Point,

Observation Point Photo - June 28

Photo in early states of the Observation Fire (Source: Inciweb)

Bitterroot National Forest, Darby Ranger District, 10 miles southwest of Hamilton, 526 personnel. Stage I evacuation is in effect for 203 residences. 1294 acres. 15% contained. Moderate fire behavior with single-tree torching, flanking, and backing.  10 crews.  7 engines. 7 helicopters. 0 structures lost.  $2 Million CTD.  Forest Service lands.  #OservationFire

 NEVADA

The Great Basin area that includes States Nevada and Utah reported 26 NEW Fires, with 1 of them being a large incident in Nevada (#TopPotFire) and 1 NIMO committed to the region.

ELKO DISTRICT

HOT POT FIRE – NV State of Forestry.  35 miles N of Battle Mtn.  70,000 acres. 5% contained. Started 7//2016.  Wyatt Type 3 team being mobilized. AA-690 & T-810 committed off district. Winnemucca/Elko border.  Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven runs.  Structures and sage-grouse habitat threatened.  5 crews. 12 engines. 1 helicopter.  $200,000 CTD. #HotPotFire  NEW!

SPRING CREEK DISTRICT

SPRING CREEK FIRE – .25 acre brush fire  on Aesop Drive and Willington. 3rd party RP bluish/black smoke. Dispatched @ 1638 Hours. County Fire on scene.  Other fire resources include fire support en route. #WillingtonFire NEW!

NEW MEXICO

The SW Area had 11 NEW Fires with 1 not contained fire:  #NorthFire.

MAGDALENA

NORTH FIRE – 25 miles SW of Magdalena.  60 personnel.  42,102 acres. 85%

Fire effects Oak Springs, FR 330

Fire on Oak Springs & FR 330 on the North Fire (Credit: Apache Kid Wildland Module)

contained. Minimal and creeping.  #NorthFire

OREGON

The NW area reported 13 NEW fires with 1 being a NEW large incident and 1 uncontained fire:  Fifteen Mile Fire in OR.

COLOMBIA RIVER GORGE NATIONAL SCENIC AREA

FIFTEEN MILE FIRE – 8 miles NE of The Dalles.  Private land. Min fire behavior.  Residences threatened.  3400 acres.  95% contained.  22 personnel. 1 crew.  4 engines. 0 helicopters.  $150,000 CTD.  #15MileFire  NEW!

SOUTH DAKOTA

The Rocky Mountains Area which includes South Dakota and Colorado reported 2 NEW fires and 1 not contained fire.  They have 2 Type 2 IMTs committed in their region.

SPEARFISH

CROW PEAK FIRE – Approx. 4 miles west of Spearfish, SD and 2 miles south of I-90.

Crow Peak Fire

Crow Peak Firefighter (Source: Inciweb)

Active fire behavior with isolated torching and smoldering.  Evacuations and road closure in force. 407 personnel.  2733 acres. 50% contained. To hold containment lines, mop up. 8 crews.  24 engines.  3 helicopters.  $4.5 Million CTD.  #CrowPeakFire

 UTAH

PINE VALLEY

SADDLE FIRE – 2 miles south of Pine Valley. 1633 acres. 42% contained.  445

Tent city at Saddle Fire base camp.

Saddle Fire base camp. (Source: Inciweb)

personnel.  11 crews.  13 engines.  5 helicopters.  Min fire behavior.  Rain dropped over the area on Saturday.  $9.2 Million CTD. #SaddleFire

WASHINGTON STATE

OKANOGAN COUNTY

WEST RIVER FIRE – Mazama/Lost River areas. 1 acre. 0% containment. 0 structures damaged or destroyed. No injuries reported.  #WestRiverFire

 

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