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

California Wildfire: Splits Off as Second Wildland Fire from #AirlineFire | 1

BITTERWATER, Calif. – A wildfire that originally split off from the Airline Fire was named on June 4, 2018, around 1730 hours PDT burning in the off of Coaling Road, just of Bitterwater in San Benito-Monterey County.

At the time, CAL FIRE – BEU firefighters were fighting the new fire that had grown to a fast-moving 100 acres and quickly growing.

RESOURCES

  • 238 personnel

CURRENT STATUS

  • 566 acres
  • 45% contained
  • Active fire behavior

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

  • $2.8 Million Cost-to-Date

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2030 hours PDT

 

#PleasantFire Fully Contained | 7

PLEASANT FIRE

Incident Summary | The Pleasant Fire has been burning for the last eight days when it ignited on February 18, 2018 around 1412 hours PST from an unknown cause.  The fire broke out on the Pleasant Valley Dam Road and Hwy 395, which is located north of Bishop, California.  It has now been fully contained and all resources have been released from this incident.  2,070 acres were scorched.

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Command | Unified  Command is made up of CAL FIRE – San Bernardino Unit, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and CHP.

Incident Cooperators |  CAL Fire – SBU, Inyo USFS, CHP, CDC, CAL TRANS, Inyo Co SO, Mono Co SO, Paradise FD, DWP, Mammoth Fire, Bishop Fire, Big Pine Fire, Independence Fire, Lone Pine Fire, Long Valley Fire, Wheeler Crest Fire, Red Cross and Edison.

Photo Credit(s) | CAL FIRE.

Social Media | We are using hashtags #PleasantFire #CAwildfire

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog  – Updated 0515 Hours PST

#PleasantFire Containment Increases | 6

PLEASANT FIRE

Incident Summary | The Pleasant Fire has been burning for the last six days when it ignited on February 18, 2018 around 1412 hours PST from an unknown cause.  The fire broke out on the Pleasant Valley Dam Road and Hwy 395, which is located north of Bishop, California.

Command | Unified  Command is made up of CAL FIRE – San Bernardino Unit, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and CHP.

 

Resources |  Most fire resources have been released from this incident from yesterday’s 313 personnel to only 39 that remain engaged.  Fire engines were reduced from 14 to three but 16 fire crews still remain.  Both bulldozers have been released.

Incident Cooperators |  CAL Fire – SBU, Inyo USFS, CHP, CDC, CAL TRANS, Inyo Co SO, Mono Co SO, Paradise FD, DWP, Mammoth Fire, Bishop Fire, Big Pine Fire, Independence Fire, Lone Pine Fire, Long Valley Fire, Wheeler Crest Fire, Red Cross and Edison.

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Fire Recap |    Suppression efforts were originally hampered from winds but after a high number of resources and equipment brought in, crews were able to knock down the fire.  There has been 2,070 acres burned and crews have reached a 95% containment status.

Evacuation Shelters | Evacuation centers for displaced persons and their animals is still open at the Bishop Tri-County Fairgrounds. Their address is 1234 Fair Street, Bishop, CA 93514.  Phone is 760.873.3588.

 

Damage Assessment | There have been no homes reported as damaged or destroyed, nor any injuries to civilians or fire crews as being reported reported.  The cost-to-date has reached an all-time high of $1.6 Million.

Photo Credit(s) | CAL FIRE.

Social Media | We are using hashtags #PleasantFire #CAwildfire

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog  – Updated 1025 Hours PST

#PleasantFire Almost Contained | 5

PLEASANT FIRE

Incident Summary | The Pleasant Fire has been burning since February 18, 2018, which ignited around 1412 hours on Sunday.  The fire has burned 2,070 acres and crews have reached an 85% containment status.

Current Fire Conditions | Mop-up operations continued today.

Fire Weather | Winds and below freezing temps continue in the area have not hampered containment progress.  Fire Managers are expected full containment of the incident by Saturday, February 24, 2018.  More resources are expected to be released after full containment efforts have been reached.

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Cause | Cause is unknown and under investigation.

Command | Unified  Command is made up of CAL FIRE – San Bernardino Unit, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and CHP.

Resources |  Personnel have dropped from 400 to 313 assigned to this incident alongside 14 fire engines, 16 fire crews and two bulldozers.

Incident Cooperators |  CAL Fire – SBU, Inyo USFS, CHP, CDC, CAL TRANS, Inyo Co SO, Mono Co SO, Paradise FD, DWP, Mammoth Fire, Bishop Fire, Big Pine Fire, Independence Fire, Lone Pine Fire, Long Valley Fire, Wheeler Crest Fire, Red Cross and Edison.

Shelter | An evacuation shelter is still open for displaced residents and their animals is located at the Bishop Tri-County Fairgrounds located at 1234 Fair Street in Bishop, California 93514.  Their phone number is 760-813-3588.

Closures | Brockman Lane (north of HWY 395), 5 Bridges Road, Pleasant Valley Reservoir Road, Jean Blanc Road, and Dixon Lane (west of housing area towards Brockman) Pleasant Valley Campground is closed. Escorts by Inyo Sheriff for emergency necessity only. Pit Campground is closed; however, escorts are available to retrieve belongings through BLM.

Damage Assessment | There have been no homes reported as damaged or destroyed, nor any injuries to civilians or fire crews as being reported reported.  The cost-to-date has reached an all-time high of $1.6 Million.

Photo Credit(s) | CAL FIRE – SBU unit.

Social Media | We are using hashtags #PleasantFire #CAwildfire

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog  – Updated 1840 Hours PST

Colfax Train Derails Three Cars

Placer County |  Reports of a 113-car train that had derailed with three cars still upright in Colfax, prompted a large deployment of fire (and public safety) resources from CAL FIRE’s Nevada – Yuba – Placer Unit on Thursday, February 22, 2018 around   1347 hours PST.

Initially, the three-rail cars that had derailed were said to be carrying non-hazardous materials and had not leaked all.  After their investigation, it was later determined the involved cars were actually empty.  There was no threat to the public.

The train briefly blocked East Grass Valley Road, as well as other nearby intersections but were reopened again.

The railway was said to be reopening again in about eight-to-twelve hours.

Resources | CAL FIRE and law enforcement agencies.

Injuries | There were no civilian and no Public Safety injuries reported.

Damage Assessment | No damage to the Colfax infrastructure was reported.

Cause | The cause of the derailment is unknown at this time.

Photo Credits | CAL FIRE Nevada – Yuba – Placer Unit.

Social Media | We are using #ColfaxDerailment #RailroadIncident for this incident.

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog