Wildfire Activity Log | WA | July 7, 2020

Washington is starting to have have some wildfire activity this morning and this is a compiled list for Tuesday’s incidents in the State.

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GENE FIRE – Lyle – Klickitat County.

Dispatched 1246 PT. 0.1 acre. Grass and brush Contained/controlled 1511.

HOMER ADAMS FIRE – Deckerville, Mason County.

Dispatched 1115 PT. 0.1 acre. Grass. IC SHAFTO. Open CAD call. In patrol status. South Puget Sound Dispatch Center.

HORSE PARK FIRE – I-90 and Milepost 80 – Kittitas County.

Dispatched 1531 PT. .25 acres. Grass, brush and timber. Contained 1717 PT. Out 1800 PT.

LOWELL POINT FIRE – South end of Camano Island.

Dispatched 1235 PT. 0.1 acre of timber, hardwoods. Open CAD call.  Northwest Dispatch Center.

MULLINIX FIRE – South Millinix Road – Spokane County.

Dispatched 1836 PT.  AR7403 (IC), AR26 and AR7404. On-scene 1909 PT.  .25 acres. Open CAD call.  NE WA Comm Ctr.

QUAIL FIRE – Quail Valley Run, Kittitas County. 

Dispatched 1644 PT. Quail Valley Run. 0.3 acres slah, logs, duff. SE-Martin (IC), E4201, E4206, SE-Slyfiiel. Contained 1721 PT. Controlled 1855 PT.

SADDLE MTN FIRE – Western end of Saddle Mtn – Grant County.

Started approximately 7/6/2020 at 1230 PT. 9,958 acres. 50% contained. Cause is under investigation. No structures reported damaged or destroyed. No closures or evacuations are in effect.    This is the most current information for this wildfire. Fire is burning on US Fish & Wildlife protected land.

Resources include:  7 crews, 20 engines, 2 dozers, water and aircraft are unknown. 1 team of 8 smoke jumpbers with a total of 232 fire personnel assigned to this incident. the SE WA Interagency IMT, Team 2 is current managing this wildfire.  (this is also covered in a post of its own.

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Additional resources were brought in on the day one of the fire (7/6/2020) which includes Grant County Fire District 8 and 5, as well as BLM and Handford FD.  There were 4 aircraft with an 8-person team of Jumpers. Afternoon winds would impact the fire area causing a challenge of keeping the fire within its containment lines.

STARR FIRE – Starr Road – Okanogan County.

Dispatched 1306 PT. 5.4 acres. Grass and brush. 1414 (IC). Open CAD Call. NE WA Comm Ctr and Central WA Comm Ctr. 2 acres.  Grass and brush.  Contained/controlled 1511 PT

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/7/2020 2005 PT

 

WA Wildfire | Saddle Mountain 2020 Fire | Update 3

Update 3- July 7, 2020 – Tuesday

PM Update

A wildfire is burning in the Saddle Mountains, on Road E just east of Mattawa in Grant County, Washington State.  The fire is burning in an area in unpopulated mountains.

Approximately 186 total personnel including 6 crews, 13 engines and no helicopters are assigned at the moment.

Photo Credit | WA Fire Marshal

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There is a Temporary Flight Restriction or TFR in effect.  No drones should be in the fire zone. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA.

Currently, there has been 5,760 acres burned and firefighters have a 10% containment status. This was lowered due to high winds that picked up in the area..

Roadways SR 24 from Road 24 SW to Hendricks Road were closed but reopened this morning at 0145 hours PT.

Photo Credit |  WSP Trooper John Bryant

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This wildfire is being called the SADDLEMTNFIRE2020. #SaddleMountainFire2020 #SaddleMtnFire2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/7/2020 1930 PT

 

WA Wildfire | Saddle Mountain 2020 Fire | Update 2

Update 2 – July 7, 2020 – Tuesday

AM Update

A wildfire is burning in the Saddle Mountains, on Road E just east of Mattawa in Grant County, Washington State.  The fire is burning in unpopulated mountains and is being battled by air resources.

Approximately 186 total personnel including 6 crews, 13 engines and no helicopters are assigned at the moment.

There is a Temporary Flight Restriction or TFR in effect.  No drones should be in the fire zone. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA.

The fire has destroyed 4,000 acres and there has been a successful 40% containment status gained.

The fire suppression and containment costs for this incident have reached $300,000 costs-to-date.

This wildfire is being called the SADDLEMTNFIRE2020. #SaddleMountainFire2020 #SaddleMtnFire2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/7/2020 0645 PT

 

New! WA Wildfire | Saddle Mountain 2020 Fire | 1

Update 1 – July 6, 2020 – Monday

A wildfire is burning in the Saddle Mountains, on Road E just east of Mattawa in Grant County, Washington State.  The fire is burning in unpopulated mountains and is being battled by air resources.

There is a Temporary Flight Restriction or TFR in effect.  No drones should be in the fire zone. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA.

Map Credit | Grant County Sheriff’s Office

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Fire units and equipments were dispatched today at  1311 PT which include:  BATT-32 CHIEF-601 CREW-22 CREW-52 DIV-601 E-4304 E-4401 E-4409 E-561 E-6696 E-841 E-842 E-863 PATROL-604 SE-JONES S SE-POLLACK SE-SEWELL SE-TSUBOTA.  Units represent  Grant County Fire Districts 5 (sent 3 tenders and Dozer5) and 8, Royal Slope, Hanford and Franklin County Fire Departments.

The SE WA Type 3 IMT assumed command at 1900 hours PT.

Additional Fire resources assigned:  Grant County Sheriff Office.  SE WA Type 3 IMT Team 2(Fire Managers), WA EMD, WA Fire Marshal.

A resource order was dispatched through the Puget Sound Interagency Communications Center at 1530 PT to respond to Highway 24 at milemarker 62.

The fire has scorched 4,000 acres of grass and brush with a rapid rate of spread.  The containment status is unknown at the time of this post. Acreage per WA DNR’s CAD system.

Photo Credit | Vicki Holt

This wildfire is being called the SADDLEMTNFIRE2020. #SaddleMountainFire2020 #SaddleMtnFire2020

This fire name has been used many times over.  Fire history using this name include:

4/28/2020 | #SaddleMontainFire | Phoenix, Arizona.  3-4 acres. Forward progress has been stopped, mop-up operations in progress. – BLM AZ Fire

7/24/2019 | #SaddleMountainFire | 34 miles ENE of Yakima, near Mattawa, Washington. 350 acres. – Wildfire Bot

9/4/2018-9/7/2018  | #SaddleMountainFire | Grays Harbor County, WA. 67 acres. Helicopters and crews on-scene. The fire was quickly lined and fully contained on 9/7/2018.. – WA DNR

Photo Credit  | WA DNR

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8/02/2018 | #SaddleMountainFire | SE of Othello, Washington State.  5 engines, 1 helicopter are dispatched. Fire at 1,000 acres. – WA DNR

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/6/2020 2330 PT

NEW! | Polles Fire | Near Payson, Arizona

UPDATE 1 – JULY 5, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY.   A wildfire sparked by lightning, called the POLLES FIRE is burning about 11 miles west of Payson, Arizona and 6 miles south of Pine-Strawberry, Arizona in the Mazatzal Widerness.   It is also on the Tonto National Forest lands.

The fire started around July 3, 2020, from an isolated thunderstorm that showered  the area.

Photo Credit | Tonto NF

Polles Fire 7/3

RESOURCES.  There are 220 personnel assigned to this incident.

CURRENT STATUS.   The fire has destroyed 549 acres and there is a 0% containment status.

The NWS IMET is en route to the fire and should be arriving shortly.

The fire is only accessible by copter where it brought in 2 hotshot crews on July 3rd.  The fire has been pushed around with high sustained winds out of the southwest and low humidity, causing it to become very active and heading north and northeast on July 4th.

THREATS.   There are no communities or structures threatened at this time.

HASHTAGS.   #PollesFire #AZwildfires #FireSeason2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 7/5/2020 2030 PT

CA Wildfire | Three Points Fire | Angeles National Forest | New!

A NEW START on the Angeles National Forest on Sunday, July 5th just before 6:00 p.m. PT, prompted a full response from USFS firefighters to the area of Pine Canyon and Three Points in the State of California.

RESOURCES include BC-21 DIV-1 ENG-311 ENG-315 ENG-511 PAT-13 PAT-35 whom were dispatched at 1739 hours PT.

TIMELINE OF THIS INCIDENT is broken down from the first initial call to current fire status.

1753 | P78 reports the fire to be 50 x 50 in siz spot fire.  There is a slow rate of spread. No structures are being threatened.  It is moving in some heavy brush fire fuels.

1752 | New fire start. Smoke showing from 10 miles out.

HASHTAGS include #ThreePointsFire #CAwildfires  #FireSeason2020

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/5/2020 1755 PT

New! Wildfire | Green Fire | Altamont Pass, California

INCIDENT SUMMARY.   The State of California is under RED FLAG WARNING weather conditions and wildfires are starting to break out everywhere.

This is a new fire start in the Altamont Pass area, east of Livermore on I-580 near north Flynn Road in Alameda County, California. This incident is called the GREEN FIRE.

RESOURCES.    Alameda Co FD, CAL FIRE.

INCIDENT TIMELINE.

1739 PT | New start reported. Alameda Co FD reporting 15-20 acres. CAL FIRE dispatches a medium fire response.

HASHTAGS.  #CAwildfires #FireSeason2020 #GreenFire

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1750 PT

CA Wildfire | Soldedad Fire | Soledad Canyon, CA | New!

July 5, 2020  – Update 1

Photo Credit | SCE’s Camp 9 Camera

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A wildfire has just broken out 2 miles east of 14 Fwy in Soldedad Canyon in Los Angeles County, California.

Photo Credit | Angeles National Forest

RESOURCES.  Resources include the following BC-11 BC-12 CHF-3 ENG-10 ENG-19 ENG-310 ENG-316 ENG-317 PAT-12 PAT-15 WT-212 WT-222 and an IC 3 Team.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS.  NWS Los Angeles. Angeles NF, CAL FIRE. CAL Trans District 7. Santa Clarita City.  CAL FIRE.  Mayor Cameron Smyth (City of Santa Clarita). Assemblywoman Christy Smith (Santa Clarita Valley).

CURRENT STATUS.  400 acres with potential for 1,000 acres. A 3rd alarm was just requested by the IC.   Evacuations in process.

EVACUATIONS.  Mandatory evacuations for everyone north of Soledad to Agua Dulce Canyon Road and east of 14 Freeway.

ROAD CLOSURES.    NB SR-14 is closed at Soledad Canyon Road. SB SR-14 is closed at Agua Dulce Road for an unknown duration due to this wildfire. DOT state to use an alternate between Antelope Valley and San Fernando Valley.

Photo Credit | CAL Trans District 7

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TIMELINE OF INCIDENT.

1706 | Mandatory evacuations for everyone north of Soledad to Agua Dulce Canyon Road and east of 14 Freeway.

1702 | Evacuations are in progress.

1658 | Fire is now wind-driven from the northeast is being pushed by the southwest winds.

1655 | 3rd alarm requested. 400 acres in the vicinity of Agua Dulce Canyon Road. Hwy 14 freeway closed. Fire is moving north-east. Heavy tankers requested.

1646 | 400 acres burned. Running in multiple drainages. Potential for 1,0000 acres. 3rd alarm requested. Fire pushing hard to the north and is well established. PIO responding.

1641 | Fire jumps 14 Freeway. SW Winds will shift to the west into the evening. (NWS Los Angeles)

Photo Credit | Angeles NF

1629 | 2nd alarm requested. Fire now 150 acres for potential of 500 acres. Pushing hard to the northeast. Requesting VLAT and 2 helitankers out of Fox Field.

1624 | Fire now at 90 acres. Potential spread over 300-500 acres. No threat to structures, but there are 3 structures on the other side of the ridge.

1620 | BC6 requested 4 Air Tankers. Unified Command with Angeles National Forest and Los Angeles County Fire Department, due to threat to the forest.

1604 | Approximately 5 acres. Moderate rate of spread.

Photo Credit | Angeles National Forest

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1538  | Brush fire. Agua Dulce Canyon Road and the 14 Freeway in Agua Dulce. 1 acre burning in a medium brush with a moderate of spread and no structures threatened.

1530 | WT128 reports 1 acre in medium to heavy fuelds, rapid rate of spread. Potential for 100+ acres. A Full 1-alarm response requested.

1559 | Fire has jumped the 14 Freeway. 2nd alarm request. Fixed Wing aircraft assigned and launching. Full closure to the northbound and southbound lanes of the 14 freeway are underway.

1641 | BC6 requested a 3rd alarm. Structure protection needed on Agua Dulce Canyon Rd. Tanker 911 is assigned.

HASHTAGS. #CAwildfires #FireSeason2020 #SoldedadFire

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 1715 PT

 

 

JULY 4 2020 | WASHINGTON WILDFIRE ACTIVITY

Today has been a very busy day for wildland firefighters across the Nation on this Independence Day.  It is also one day in a year where it is different that years  COVID19, a virus in a pandemic has many people cooped up and a lot of folks say they will be celebrating like they always have.

In Washington State, it is dry and there have been some very hot days but not compared to years past.  Please refer to your local fire department/agency’s bans or limited restrictions on fireworks.

Here is a list of wildfires that have occurred in the State of Washington today.  This is up to the date of this post.  NOTE:  It is not dark yet but soon-to-be. We will report on the wildfires from tonight’s activities.  We hope there won’t be but we know people are this time of year.

Wishing everyone a safe and sane rest of your 4th of July!

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COLEMAN CREEK FIRE.  Wildfire. Coleman Creek Road. Kittitas County. 0.1 acre. Logs. Dispatched 1351 PT. Contained/controlled 1700 PT. Central Washington Comm Center.

DENNIS ROAD FIRE.  Wildfire.   Webber Canyon. Benton County. 58 acres. Grass and brush. Dispatched 1532 PT. Contained 1710 PT. Central Washington Comm Center.

FLAGG MOUNTAIN FIRE.  Wildfire. Goat Creek. Okanogan County. 0.1 acre. Log, Duff. Dispatched 1647 PT. Contained 1856 PT. Central Washington Comm Center.

INDEPENDENCE FIRE. Wildfire. unknown location. Douglas, grass and brush. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 1730 PT. Contained/controlled 1830 PT. South Puget Sound Dispatch Center.

LOG JAM FIRE.  Wildfire. Tumwater. Thurston County. 0.1 acre. Logs. E8201, Duvall (IC) on-scene. Dispatched 1849 PT.  South Puget Sound Dispatch Center. Open call.

LOMBARD FIRE.  Wildfire. 300 block of  E Lombard Road North, Mason County. 0.1 acre. Grass and brush. Dispatched 1532 PT. In Patrol status. South Puget Sound Dispatch Center.

LOYD ROAD FIRE.  Smoke Check.  Loyd Road.  0.3 acres. E-4103 and E4104 dispatched at 2000 PT. Open call. Central Washington Comm Center.

MCALLISTER FIRE.  Wildfire. 1700 block of McAllister Court SE. Thurston County. 0.1 cre. E8207 dispatched. Edwards (IC). Dispatched 1920 PT. Resources en route. Open call. South Puget Sound Dispatch Center.

NORTH BRIAN FIRE.  Smoke Check. North Brian. Spokane County. AR63 and AR7409 are en route. Dispatched 1945 PT.  Open call. NEC Dispatch Center.

PICKENS FIRE.  Wildfire. Oberg Lake. Okanogan County. 4.5 acres. Grass and brush. HI27 (IC), HI7104 and HI7105. Dispatched 1512 PT. Resources on-scene 1538 PT. Open call. NEC Dispatch Center.

ROCK SPRINGS FIRE.  Wildfire. Yakima Training Center. Kittitas County. 100 acres. Grass and Brush. Dispatched 1229 PT. Contained 1755 PT. Controlled 1807 PT. Central WA Dispatch Center.

SILICA FIRE. Wildfire. Frenchman Coulee. Grant County. 15.5 acres. Grass and Brush. Dispatched 0045 PT. Crew-33 and E6696 still showing on-scene. Open incident. Central WA Dispatch Center.

TOWER FIRE. Wildfire.  Riverside. Okanogan County. 4.14 acres. Grass and brush. SO27 (IC) Dispatched 0038 PT. Contained 0400 PT. Controlled 0751 PT. NEC Dispatch Center.

HASHTAGS.  #WAwildfires #FireSeason2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 2045 PT

JULY 4, 2020 | CA WILDFIRE: ELDERCREEK FIRE

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Metro Firefighters were dispatched to a vegetation fire located at Elder Creek Road at Bradshaw around 1857 PT hours on Saturday, July 4, 2020.

CAUSE

The cause is unknown at this time. It is under investigation.

FIRE ACTIVITY

Metro Fire of Sacramento was also working on another vegetation fire on Airpark Drive and Bear Hollow Drive which was said to be only 20×20 in diameter.  This was the AIRPARK DRIVE Command.

CURRENT STATUS

The ELDER CREEK ROAD FIRE is currently under control at this time and being held to 5-acres with an unknown containment status.

No injuries to firefighters or citizens have been reported.

HASHTAGS

#CAwildfires #FireSeason2020 #ElderCreekRoadFire #AirparkDriveFire

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1935 PT