California Wildfire | Fork Fire | 1

UPDATE 1 – Monday, September 10th

Fire resources on HWY 39 with fire above

Credit: Steve Shinn/USFS

Incident Summary

A wildfire named the FORK FIRE is burning on the Angeles National Forest, on Hwy 39 near the East Fork junction in the San Gabriel Canyon area.  It was reported on Sunday, September 9th around 1158 hours PDT.

Fire Status

The fire has burned 166 acres of grass, brush and chaparral and has a 54% containment status.   The fire is expected to be fully contained by Friday of this week.

Helicopter dropping water

Credit: Steve Shinn/USFS

Cause

The cause is unknown and the USFS Law Enforcement agency is currently investigating.

Resources

There are currently 32 personnel still assigned to this incident with an unknown number of resources.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

California Wildfire | Snell Fire | 1

UPDATE 1 – Monday, September 10, 2018

Incident Summary

A wildfire named the SNELL FIRE is burning in the Sonoma-Lake Unit (CAL FIRE) service area or about 12 miles southeast of Middletown (Napa County), California.

The cause is unknown and under investigation.

Fire Map on September 9. Credit: Joseph Elfet @MappingSupport

Fuels

Fire fuels consist of grassy oak woodlands.

Resources

There are 1,241 fire personnel assigned to this incident along with 31 crews, 132 engines, 20 dozers, 20 water tenders and 7 helicopters.

Current Status

Fire behavior has been observed as active with uphill runs, single tree torching and flanking.  Firefighters are beginning to make great progress. A cooling trend is expected and to assist crews with fire suppression.

The fire has burned 2,490 acres and there is a 45% containment status.

Threats

At this time, many structures including homes are being threatened.  Evacuation orders were in effect but have since been lifted.

Damage Assessment

Firefighting suppression and containment costs have soared to $3.9 Million to date.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

 

California Wildfire | Delta Fire | 2

UPDATE 2 – Monday, September 10, 2018

Incident Summary

The Delta Fire is human-caused from an unknown ignition. It continues to burn two miles north of Lakehead, California.
Fire Status
There has been 49,874 acres burned and crews have reached a 5% containment status. We heard that parts of I-5 are partially open.
Fire behavior is active with running, backing and spotting. Numerous structures including energy, communication and RR infrastructures are currently being threatened.
Resources
 
There are 2,433 personnel assigned to the incident along with 77 crews, 178 engines and 12 helicopters. 2 structures have been lost.
 
Damage Assessment
2 structures have been lost.
 
$8.5 Million Cost-to-date in firefighting and containment suppression costs.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

 

California Wildfire | Delta Fire | 1

UPDATE 2 – Saturday, September 8 2018

Incident Summary

A human-caused wildfire broke out about two miles northwest from Lakehead and on I-5 at Lamoine in California.  When we first broke the news just after the large wildfire started, it was only at 2,000 acres with a 0% containment status.  It was stated that the fire would explode to three-times its size overnight, jumping the freeway and burning up numerous vehicles and five semis.  The location of the fire it would prompt mandatory evacuations and cause both northbound and southbound lanes of I-5 to shutdown.  I don’t think we have ever heard this happen before – the closure of a major interstate that transports a lot of commerce.

The fire has merged with the Hirz Fire and together it has become a monstrous firestorm eating up the landscape and reaching 40,580 acres collectively.

Fire vehicles stopped at an I-5 exit ramp . Photo by Eamon Sigler.

Photo Courtesy: Eamon Sigler via Inciweb

Current Fire Status

The fire behavior is considered as active with running, backing and spotting.  There is a 0% containment status at this time.  Because of the fire, I-5 NB lanes are closed at Fawndale exit approximately 10 miles north of Redding and in the SB lanes at Mott Road, about 3.6 miles south of Mt. Shasta in California.

Resources

There are currently 2,132 personnel battling this fire including air and ground resources that include 52 crews, 163 engines and 7 helicopters.

Evacuations

The following are evacuation notices and mandatory orders for each impacted County.  Please heed the alerts given to you and please do not stay back to save your property.  You are putting First Responders (Firefighters, Volunteers and Police Officers’ lives in jeopardy).  Your property can be replaced, YOU and your FAMILY cannot.

Shasta County – Mandatory evacuations along I-5 from exit 707 at Vollmers N. to Exit 714 at Gibson. These are being implemented by the Sheriff’s Office.

Trinity County – Mandatory evacuation orders are being implemented by the Sheriff’s Office for all residents on E. Fork Road to Ramshorn Road and to the Shasta – Trinity County line.

Siskiyou County – Evacuation order notice only but all should be ready in case you have to leave.  This is for all residents in the Dunsmuri area.

Evacuation Shelters

There are two evacuation shelters set-up for residents and are located in the following locations:

Mercy Oaks – 100 Mercy Oaks Drive.  Redding, California.

National Guard Armory – 618 Everitt Memorial Highway.  Mt. Shasta, California.

There is one animal shelters taking in cats and dogs.  Those who use this shelter’s services must provide food/water/meds for their own pets and must come by to care for their sheltered pets everyday.

Siskiyou Animal Shelter – 1208 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. Shelter hours are 0900-1600 hours.  Phone number is 530-926-4052.

Cost-to-Date

Firefighting suppression and containment costs have surged to $4.1 Million to date.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

 

Carr Fire | Whiskeytown, California

Update 1 – August 9, 2018 – 2130 hours PDT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Started 7/23/2018 @ 1315 hours
  •  Unified Command with CAL FIRE – Shasta – Trinity Unit, Redding City Fire and Whiskeytown National Park.
  • It  is located at Hwy 299 and Carr Powerhouse Rd, Whiskeytown, CA.

FIRE RESOURCES

  • 352 engines
  • 125 water tenders
  • 16 helicopters
  • 76 hand crews
  • 118 bulldozers
  • 4,710 personnel

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

  • PG&E
  • CA National Guard
  • CAL TRANS
  • Shasta County Sheriff
  • CHP
  • Redding Police Department
  • Shasta County Fire Department
  • Shasta County Public Works
  • CAL OES
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Maine Fores Rangers
  • CCC
  • State Parks
  • CDCR
  • Red Cross
  • Silicon Valley Power
  • Redding Electric
  • WAPA
  • Santa Rosa FD
  • California National Guard,
  • Trinity OES
  • Trinity County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sierra Pacific Industries
  • Secretary Sonny Perdue
  • AT&T
  • Shasta County Probation Dept
  • City of Redding/Carr Fire Recovery website:  https://stories.opengov.com/reddingca/published/bDZJVvdJK

HUMAN SERVICES

  • Samaritans Purse
  • State of California
  • United Way Nor Cal
  • Salvation Army Del Oro with Bethel Church in Redding (Partnership)
  • Dignity Medial Group – putting their patients first with the aid of their staff, firefighters and 1st Responders
  • Team Rubicon

FIRE STATUS

  • 178,752 acres
  • 49% contained
  • Cause was due to a mechanical failure of a vehicle

DESTROYED

  • 1,077 homes
  • 22 commercial structures
  • 500 outbuildings

DAMAGED

  • 191 homes
  • 26 commercial structures
  • 65 outbuildings damaged

THREATS

  • 528 structures are currently being threatened.

FATALITIES

Reported 12 lives – we are working to gather the names from verified sources. Note: we will only publish names and info if it already has been published by verified Fire or Law Enforcement Agencies out of respect for their families.

7/26/2018:  Redding FD Fire Inspector, JEREMY STOKE, 37

8/05/2018:  PG & E Lineman, JAY AYETA, 21

8/09/2018:   CAL FIRE Heavy Equipment Mechanic, ANDREW BRAKE, 40.

EVACUATIONS

SHASTA COUNTY

  • Whiskey Park
  • Rainbow Lake

TRINITY – SHASTA COUNTY LINE

  • Buckhorn Summit Rd W. to Sandhouse Rd.
  • All roads w/in this area North of Hwy 299.
  • Deadwood Road East of Trinity Dam Blvd
  • Lewiston Turn Pike East of Trinity Dam Blvd
  • Trinity Dam at Trinity Dam Blvd

MAPPING

SHELTERS

EVACUEES RESOURCES

ASSISTANCE RECOVERY CENTER

  • Disaster Recovery Center, Old Kmart Building, 2685 Hilltop Dr., Redding, CA 96003

California Carr Fire survivors can receive in-person disaster assistance at the Disaster Recovery Center located in the Former Kmart building at 2685 Hilltop Dr., Redding, CA 96002 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information, visit fema.gov/disaster/4382. #ShastaCounty

HEALTH

FIRE IMAGES

CREDIT | CAL OES

CREDIT | DIGNITY MEDICAL GROUPS

CREDIT | SANTA ROSA FD

CREDIT | CAL FIRE

CREDIT | MAINE FOREST RANGERS

CREDIT | GLOBAL SUPER TANKER

CREDIT | SILICON VALLEY POWER

SVP crews roll a 115kV utility pole uphill.

CREDIT | LA CITY CHIEFS

proud of Strike Team 1002A enroute to to provide crew support for the thousands of firefighters on the line. has dozens of firefighters & specialists assigned to major wildfires in Nor. Cal.

#CarrFire #CALFire

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

California Wildfire | Hyatt Fire | 1

JANESVILLE, Calif. – A wildfire dubbed the HYATT FIRE for its location on Hyatt Lane and Standish Buntingville Road is burning about five miles east of Janesville in Lassen County, California.

The fire is said to be holding at 383 acres with a 10% containment status.

Limited information is available.

We will updated when more details are known.

 

(c) NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 2050 hours PDT

California Wildfire | Creek Fire | 2

REDDING, Calif. – Four fires are burning in Shasta County called the #CreekFire.

Photo Credit | Shasta – Trinity NF

Here is the timeline based upon all sources of information given regarding this fire incident.

June 26, 2018 – Tuesday

1952 |  Fire is burning on Clear Creek Road x American Road. Happy Valley/IGO, CA. Started on June 24, 2018 around 1246 hours.  1475 acres. 65% containment. 11 structures destroyed which include 4 homes and 7 minor structures. Cause is under investigation. 1 reported injury.

22 fire crews, 57 engines, 14 water tenders, 72 overhead personnel, 11 bulldozers and total 654 personnel.

Personnel have been challenged by steep and difficult terrain when working to access certain areas on the fire line.  They however, are starting to make progress on increasing and strengthening containment lines around the fire perimeter and mopping us, as well as mitigating hazard trees.

Evacuations lifted for Panther Rd, Dale Ln, Tobacco Rd, Pine Meadows Pl, Diana Way, Clover Ln, Wilbur Ln, Cloverview Rd, Sunshine Ridge Rd, Pebblewood Ln, Hilo Ln, Ronnie Ln and Cobblestone Ln.

Incident Cooperators:  Shasta Co FD, Redding FD, Happy Valley FD, Old Shasta FD, US Forest Service, American Red Cross, Shasta Co SO, CHP, PG&E and Shasta Co Dept. of Public Works.

1827 | Fire is now at 1,475 acres with a 65 % containment status.

1006 | 1,350 acres. 60% containment. 4 structures destroyed. 1 reported injury. Cause under investigation.  617 personnel.  75 engines, 12 water tenders, 22 fire crews, 1 helicopter, 63 overhead personnel, 14 bulldozers, and no air tankers.

0653 | Fire is at 1,350 acres. 60% containment.

June 25, 2018 – Monday

1952 | Fire has consumed 1,350 acres. 50% contained. 0 structures damaged. 4 structures destroyed. 1 reported injury. 75 engines, 12 water tenders, 22 crews, 1 helicopter. 63 overhead personnel. 14 dozers. 0 air tankers. 17 total personnel.

1823 | Shasta County SO lifts evacuation orders.  The photo below gives the full listed as released by the SO’s office.

1213 | The Sheriff’s Offices lifts evacuations for Placer Road. This road at Platina is open. Gas Point at Placer Rd and Cloverdale at Placer and Clear Creek at Placer are still closed.

0713 | 1,300 acres. 30% contained.

Photo Credit | CAL FIRE SHU

June 24, 2018 – Sunday

1949 | Fire is 1,000 acres. 20% containment status. Evacuations in effect.

Photo Credit | Shasta-Trinity National Forest

1819 | Location is Clear Creek Road x Highway 273 in Happy Valley/Igo. 1,000 acres. 20% contained.

1804 | NEW! Evacuations for the east side of Placer Road; Cloverdale Road to Placer; Placer to Clear Creek Road.

1802 | Type I and III Strike Teams from Sacramento region requested for immediate need to assist.

1724 | Anderson Fire’s E246 and C46 are on-scene. Chief 46 is China Structure Group.

1359 | CAL FIRE Firefighters are on-scene of multiple fires totaling 100 acres, off of Clear Creek Road and American Road, west of Redding.  Shasta County.

Photo Credit | Shasta – Trinity NF

1351 | Creek Fire is 100 acres. 0% containment. 4 separate fires burning at a critical ROS, long-range spotting. Structures, power lines under threat.

1335 | Shasta-Trinity NF sends 1 strike team and 5 fire engines to assist CAL FIRE.

Shasta County Sheriff Office:  Several fires were started today on June 24, 2018, that are considered suspicious in nature. We are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a gold or tan 1990’s model Chrysler type minivan. Any information regarding the vehicle please call the Cal Fire information line @ 225-2510 or SHASCOM at 245-6540.

1320 | CAL FIRE fire crews respond to a NEW rash of multiple fires along Clear Creek Road x Highway 273.  The largest fire is 100 acres in size.  Road closures are in effect.

#CREEKFIRE HISTORICAL FIRE TIMELINE

Another fire started just days before the current four wildfires burning in a separate area. Here is the timeline for that wildfire under this same hashtag.  NOTE: These are two separate fires in two different Counties.

June 21, 2018

2104 |   2.8 acres. 60% contained. Extremely steep terrain and heavy brush.  Fire appeared larger than it was. Crews were due to mop up for the  next 2 hours.

1859 | Correct address is 10000 block of Crystal Springs. Fire is still approx 20 acres. Making good progress.

1835 | Brush fire at 4900 block of Huasna Townsite. Approx 20 acres in the grass.

1831 | in SLO, NE of Santa Maria near Coyote Springs Road. 10-15 acres with a potential of 30. 1 air tanker and air attack on the fire, refueling out of Santa Maria.

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2100 hours PDT

California Wildfire | Fox Fire

CALIFORNIA –  CAL FIRE SLO fire engines around 1152 hours on-scene of a brush fire on Camp San Luis Echo Range.  No structures were in danger of being threatened at the time.

Pre-determined control lines were established and the fire was said to be burning within those containment lines.  The area was on a schedule for tomorrow for burnout operations but instead was moved to today’s to help control the wildfire.

Just a little after 1700 hours (1711), fire crews were successful in completing their burnout operations objectives.

No cause of the fire was given.

No injuries to fire personnel or civilians were reported.

Photo Credit | CAL FIRE SLO

California Wildfire | Creek Fire | 1

REDDING, Calif. – Four fires are burning in Shasta County called the #CreekFire.

Photo Credit | Shasta – Trinity NF

Here is the timeline based upon all sources of information given regarding this fire incident.

June 24, 2018 – Sunday

1819 | Location is Clear Creek Road x Highway 273 in Happy Valley/Igo. 1,000 acres. 20% contained.

1804 | NEW! Evacuations for the east side of Placer Road; Cloverdale Road to Placer; Placer to Clear Creek Road.

1802 | Type I and III Strike Teams from Sacramento region requested for immediate need to assist.

1724 | Anderson Fire’s E246 and C46 are on-scene. Chief 46 is China Structure Group.

1359 | CAL FIRE Firefighters are on-scene of multiple fires totaling 100 acres, off of Clear Creek Road and American Road, west of Redding.  Shasta County.

Photo Credit | Shasta – Trinity NF

1351 | Creek Fire is 100 acres. 0% containment. 4 separate fires burning at a critical ROS, long-range spotting. Structures, power lines under threat.

1335 | Shasta-Trinity NF sends 1 strike team and 5 fire engines to assist CAL FIRE.

1320 | CAL FIRE fire crews respond to a NEW rash of multiple fires along Clear Creek Road x Highway 273.  The largest fire is 100 acres in size.  Road closures are in effect.

#CREEKFIRE HISTORICAL FIRE TIMELINE

Another fire started just days before the current four wildfires burning in a separate area. Here is the timeline for that wildfire under this same hashtag.  NOTE: These are two separate fires in two different Counties.

June 21, 2018

2104 |   2.8 acres. 60% contained. Extremely steep terrain and heavy brush.  Fire appeared larger than it was. Crews were due to mop up for the  next 2 hours.

1859 | Correct address is 10000 block of Crystal Springs. Fire is still approx 20 acres. Making good progress.

1835 | Brush fire at 4900 block of Huasna Townsite. Approx 20 acres in the grass.

1831 | in SLO, NE of Santa Maria near Coyote Springs Road. 10-15 acres with a potential of 30. 1 air tanker and air attack on the fire, refueling out of Santa Maria.

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1830 hours PDT

California Wildfire: #AppleFire | 1

CORNING, Calif. – A wildfire burning off of Apple Road and Paskenta Road, just west of Corning began on June 9, 2018, at 1410 hours PDT.

The CAL FIRE – Tehama-Glenn unit responded to the area and reported a large wildfire burning in progress.  The CAL FIRE PIO stated firefighters were battling a 400-acre fire off of Apple Road and Paskenta Road around 1543 hours PDT.

The cause is unknown and under investigation.

Photo Credit | CAL FIRE

Evacuations were in progress at 1620 hours, for all county roads north of Elk Creek with an air attack and 4 air tankers on order. Winds were said to be coming from the north and gusting to 31 mph at the Red Bluff Airport.

Erratic winds picked up and were reported at 1725 hours PDT. Several roadways include the Corning Road and Butte Mountain Road were closed due to the fire.

The fire had reached 600 acres with a 10% containment status.

Photo Credit | Tehama County Weather Spotter

On June 10, 2018, the fire has consumed 2,500 acres of land and reached an 80% containment status but not before destroying 5 residential structures and 3 outbuildings.

Erratic winds were still occurring  over the fire, making somewhat of a challenge for fire suppression efforts.

Evacuations that were in progress earlier in fire operations have all been lifted.

There are 58 fire personnel assigned to this incident with an unknown number or type of equipment resources also attached to this wildfire.

(c) NW FIRE BLOG – Updated @ 1150 hours PDT