#HayesRoadFire | Washington | 3

NEAR BRIDGEPORT (DOUGLAS COUNTY), WASHINGTON

Incident Summary | A fast-moving brush fire was reported around 1325 hours on Friday, August 4, 2017.  The fire is located between Bridgeport and Leahy in Douglas County, Washington.

Fire Fuels | Grass and brush.

Size Up | A statement was released by Ben Sherer, an IMT PIO in training stated, “Fire is 90% contained.  Fire crews walked fire lines. GPS mapping complete. 2,306 acres. Level 1 evacuations are still in effect.”

Command | SE WA IMT 3 Team

Resources | Douglas, Chelan, Grant and Okanogan County Fire Departments, 2 strike teams from WA DNR, Douglas County Sheriff Office, Red Cross, Douglas County DOT, WA State DOT and WA State Patrol PIO 6.

Evaucations | Evacuations are in effect Roads K and Q.  Level 2 orders for Road 19 and Hwy 172.  Level 3 orders for Hwy 17 and Rd 19.

Shelter | A Red Cross shelter is open for evacuees at the Bridgeport High School.

 

Fire Level | Fire level has been raised to 3.

Social Media | Follow us here on our Official Fire Blog, Twitter – @nwfireblog and Facebook.

#HayesRoadFire #SR17Fire #DouglasCoFire #WAwildfire2017 #WaWILDFIRE

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#HayesRoadFire | Washington | 2

NEAR BRIDGEPORT (DOUGLAS COUNTY), WASHINGTON

Incident Summary | A fast-moving brush fire was reported around 1325 hours on Friday, August 4, 2017.  The fire is located between Bridgeport and Leahy in Douglas County, Washington.

Large grass fire burning. PC: Douglas County Fire District #5

Single fire split into two wildfires.  One moving East and other moving South towards Hwy 172 at Rd 18 NE.

Fire Fuels | Grass and brush.

Size Up | Active fire behavior on Eastern and Southern flanks. Containment lines are being reinforced with an unknown containment status.  Fire was last reported at 500+ and growing. No word on current scorched acreage.  No known cause at the moment but is being investigated.

Command | SE WA IMT 3 Team

Resources | Douglas, Chelan, Grant and Okanogan County Fire Departments, 2 strike teams from WA DNR, Douglas County Sheriff Office, Red Cross, Douglas County DOT, WA State DOT and WA State Patrol PIO 6.

Evaucations | Evacuations are in effect Roads K and Q.  Level 2 orders for Road 19 and Hwy 172.  Level 3 orders for Hwy 17 and Rd 19.

Shelter | A Red Cross shelter is open for evacuees at the Bridgeport High School.

Night operations on the Hayes Road Fire. PC: Douglas County Fire District #5

Alerts | SR17 is open to single lane use with a pilot car escort about 9 miles East of Bridgeport at MP 124.5 to 126.

And remember, #NoDronesInFireZones

Fire Level | Fire level has been raised to 3.

Social Media | Follow us here on our Official Fire Blog, Twitter – @nwfireblog and Facebook.

#HayesRoadFire #SR17Fire #DouglasCoFire #WAwildfire2017 #WaWILDFIRE

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#HayesRoadFire | Washington | New!

NEAR BRIDGEPORT (DOUGLAS COUNTY), WASHINGTON

Fire on SR 17 taken on 8/4/2017. PC: WSP PIO 6 Trooper B Moore

Incident Summary | A fast-moving brush fire turned wildfire broke out around 1325 hours this Friday afternoon between Bridgeport and Leahy in Douglas County, Washington State.

At the time of this post, the fire is now estimated to be at 500+ acres with an unknown containment status.

Fire Fuels | Grass and brush.

Command | SE WA IMT 3 Team

Fire Timeline | 1325 – Brush reported burning on both sides of SR 17.  Multi-agency response en-route.

| 1335 – SR 17 is closed at 11 miles South of Bridgeport.  Fast moving brush fire in area.

| 1450 – Level 3 Evacuations are in effect.

| 1600 – Red Cross shelter @ Bridgeport High School is to open within 2-3 hours.

Fire burning on the hillside on the Hayes Road Fire. PC: Douglas Co WA

| 1749 – 200 – 300 acres (estimation). 0% containment status. Fire Level raised to 3.

| 1750 – SR 17 open to one lane of traffic with a pilot car, 9 miles East of Bridgeport at milepost 124.5 to milepost 126.

Fire consumes grass on the Hayes Road Fire. PC: Douglas Co WA

| 1907 – Single fire split into two wildfires.  One moving East and other moving South towards Hwy 172 at Rd 18 NE.

Fire map of affected areas. PC: Douglas Co WA

| 1908 – Northern side of wildfire is mostly contained (unknown %) and being monitored by fire crews.

| 1910 – Douglas County DOT grader deployed to scene to help cut fire lines.  Fire mobe approved.

| 1949 – New evacuations for Roads K and Q.  Level 2 orders for Road 19 and Hwy 172.  Level 3 orders for Hwy 17 and Rd 19.

DNR Fire Preparedness Level | See multi-colored fire map down below in this post. Yellow (High Alert) and Red (Very High/Extreme). PC: WA DNR

Incident Cooperators | Douglas County Sheriff Office, Douglas County School District, WA State Patrol PIO 6, Red Cross and State mobe resources.

Social Media | Follow us here on our Official Fire Blog, Twitter – @nwfireblog and Facebook.

#HayesRoadFire #SR17Fire #DouglasCoFire #WAwildfire2017 #WaWILDFIRE

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

WA WILDFIRES | 4 | JUNE 28 2017

WASHINGTON STATE |  2 New wildfires popped up overnight with the South Wenas Fire (Yakima County) and the Straight Hollow Fire (Spokane County).  Here is your Fire News for Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

YAKIMA COUNTY

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South Wenas Fire (Courtesy: Yakima Co OEM)

South Wenas Fire NEW!

Incident Summary:  A wildfire has broken out on S Wenas Road in Selah, Washington.  Due to dry and hot conditions, the fire has scorched 400 acres.  State Mobe has been approved and is/has been deployed to the area.

Evacuations (as of 6/27/17 @ 2340):  Selah residents in the vicinity of Collins road have been given evacuation notice due to the fire growing to 500+ acres. The fire was close to being contained but high winds helped it to strengthen and grow.

Shelter:  The Red Cross has set up shelter at the Selah Civic Center and it will be open by midnight.

SPOKANE COUNTY

Straight Hollow  NEW!

Size/Containment:  5,000 acres. 10% contained.

Location:  Spokane District, BLM. Fourteen miles northwest of Quincy, WA.

Resources: 2 personnel.  2 helicopters. BLM.

Fire Fuels/Conditions:  Short grass and brush. Extreme fire behavior.

CTD:  $200,000.

CHELAN COUNTY

Spartan Fire

Incident Summary: A report of 3 separate grass fires started burning near the Alcoa/Malaga area 5 miles SE of Wenatchee later merged into one wildfire now called the Spartan Fire (renamed from the Alcoa Fire).

Resources:  There are 160 personnel deployed on this fire.  State Mobe has been approved on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Incident Cooperators:  BLM, Chelan County OEM, Chelan County Fire District 6, Chelan County Sheriff, WA DNR and US Forest Service.

Size/Fuels:  About 4,500 acres of grass and brushy fire fuels have been consumed.  Fire crews have been able to gain a 10% containment status.

Social Media:  #SpartanFire #WAwildfire

DOUGLAS COUNTY

Southern Canyon Fire

Incident Summary:  The Southern Canyon Fire formerly known as the Southern Fire is now incorporating 5 fires, that were also reported in the Palisades area 8 miles South of Wenatchee in Douglas County.  It is now being called the Sutherland Canyon Fires.

Size/Fuels:  There have been 3,000 acres of grass and brushy fire fuels with a 10% containment status.

Resources:  There are 75 personnel assigned.  A Type 3 IMT assumed command at 1000 hours on June 27, 2017.  State Mobe has been approved and will be starting to receive incoming fresh crews.

 

 

 

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

 

WA WILDFIRES | 3 | JUNE 27 2017

LIGHTNING SPARKED WILDFIRES IN WASHINGTON STATE

CHELAN COUNTY

 

Incident Summary: A report of 3 separate grass fires started burning near the Alcoa/Malaga area 5 miles SE of Wenatchee later merged into one wildfire now called the Spartan Fire (renamed from the Alcoa Fire).

Spartan Fire

Resources:  There are 160 personnel deployed on this fire.

Incident Cooperators:  BLM, Chelan County OEM, Chelan County Fire District 6, Chelan County Sheriff, WA DNR and US Forest Service.

There is a strong possibility that there may be another IMT being placed on the other side of the river or it may bump up the fire incident to a Complex (where there are multiple wildfires being managed by a single Incident Command)

170626 Spartan Fire

Photo Credit: Holly Krake, USFS

Size/Fuels:  About 4,500 acres of grass and brushy fire fuels have been consumed.  Fire crews have been able to gain a 10% containment status.

Fire Managers:  “Overnight hand crews and dozers successfully held the fire to the north of Colockum Road and west of Alcoa Highway. The most active fire spread was reported to the Southwest.

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017 with the return of dry, windy conditions, firefighters and multiple air resources will continue to build fireline and engage the fire when it is safe to do so. Firefighters will use existing roads, dozer lines, water drops and natural features wherever possible to limit future fire spread in this area.” – Unified Command

Evacuations:   Level 2 evacuation levels remain in place for the Spartan Fire along Colockum Road, Kingsbury Road, Moses Carr Road, Ingersoll Road, and Tarpiscan Road.

Level 2 means to be ready to leave in an instant. There are approximately 80 structures threatened in this area. Level 1 evacuations are in place for the Sutherland Canyon Fire from the Columbia River to milepost 10 along the Palisade Road corridor.

There are approximately 24 structures threatened. There have been no reported loss or damages to structures on either fire.

Social Media:  #SpartanFire #WAwildfire

DOUGLAS COUNTY

Southern Canyon Fire

Incident Summary:  The Southern Canyon Fire formerly known as the Southern Fire is now incorporating 5 fires, that were also reported in the Palisades area 8 miles South of Wenatchee in Douglas County.  It is now being called the Sutherland Canyon Fires.

Size/Fuels:  There have been 3,000 acres of grass and brushy fire fuels with a 10% containment status.

Resources:  There are 75 personnel assigned.  A Type 3 IMT assumed command at 1000 hours on June 27, 2017.

Fire Managers:   “Crews actively worked to construct fire containment lines overnight on five separate smaller fires collectively called the Sutherland Canyon Fire. Today firefighters will continue to assess opportunities to safely engage with the fires as they move through steep, rugged terrain.” – Unified Command

Other Non-Reported Wildfires from Monday, June 26, 2017

Kingsbury: 30 acres.

Francis Canyon:  300 acres.

Wood:  60 acres.

Straight Hollow  1,400 acres.

Press Release

The department has issued an emergency order that imposes restrictions beginning June 30 on agency lands east of the Cascades. The new rule prohibits:

  • Fires or campfires, including those in fire rings, although personal camp stoves and lanterns fueled by propane, liquid petroleum or liquid petroleum gas are allowed.
  • Smoking, except in an enclosed vehicle.
  • Welding and the use of chainsaws. Operating a torch with an open flame and all equipment powered by an internal combustion engine is prohibited.
  • Operating a motor vehicle away from developed roads. Parking is permitted within designated parking areas, including developed campgrounds and trailheads; and in areas without vegetation that are within 10 feet of roadways.

Fireworks are prohibited year-round at all 33 WDFW wildlife areas and 700-plus water access sites around the state. Throwing a lit cigarette or any other burning material from a motor vehicle on a state highway also is prohibited year-round.

WDFW owns and manages over 700,000 acres in eastern Washington. The restrictions in these areas will remain in effect until conditions improve and the risk of wildfires decreases, Wilkerson said. Any changes will be posted on the department’s website: http://wdfw.wa.gov.” – “Cynthia Wilkerson, WDFW Lands Division Manager.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

 

WA WILDFIRES | 2 | JUNE 27 2017

CHELAN & DOUGLAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE

LIGHTNING SPARKED FIRES

A surprising and an unexpected lightning storm burst through Chelan and Douglas Counties in Washington State on Monday, June 26, 2017.

Multiple lightning-caused starts ignited with one becoming a large wildfire (Spartan), prompting the immediate deployment of both fire suppression ground and air resources  around 1600 hours PDT

CHELAN COUNTY WILDFIRES

#AlcoaFire

Alcoa Wildfire (Printed with Permission – Credit: Kristen Horner)

The Alcoa Fire is located West of the Alcoa Highway and North of Clockum Road in Chelan County has burned up to 500 acres and is continuing with a forward progression that has 0% containment.

No update as of yet fro June 27th.

#SpartanFire

Located SE of Wenatchee (Chelan), Washington State has consumed around 4,397  acres and has a zero containment status. 80 homes are considered  under direct threat and  Level 2 evacuations have begun (Get Set to Go).

State Mobilization was approved last night.  No word on which resources and from where are being deployed to this incident.   An interagency Type 3 incident management team from SE WA has taken over on Tuesday, June 27th at 0600 hours.

DOUGLAS COUNTY WILDFIRES

Spartan Fire from a recon flight on June 26, 2017. (Credit: WA DNR)

#SoutherlandFire

5 wildfires are burning for a total 300 acres in Douglas County, near Palisades.  BLM, DNR and air support are on-scene, as of 1800 hours PDT.

No update yet for Tuesday, June 27th.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

 

WA WILDFIRES | NEW! | JUNE 26 2017

CHELAN & DOUGLAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE

LIGHTNING SPARKED FIRES

A surprising and an unexpected lightning storm burst through Chelan and Douglas Counties in Washington State on Monday, June 26, 2017.

Multiple lightning-caused starts ignited with one becoming a large wildfire, prompting the immediate deployment of both fire suppression ground and air resources  around 1600 hours PDT.

Here are the wildfires of Washington State, a separate post from all other fires in Oregon and Idaho due to the number of incidents ongoing.

CHELAN COUNTY WILDFIRES

#AlcoaFire

‘We were about 1/2 mile up the road to where it forks to either Colokum or Tapiscan to drop off watercraft, in case we had to evacuate.  It was crazy hot inside our truck. There were a ton of smoke and patches of flames all around us.  

I have never been closer to a wildfire.

After we arrived back home, we saw lots of aircraft dropping water on the wildfires. It was an attention getter.’

– Photographer Kristen Horner

Alcoa Wildfire (Printed with Permission – Credit: Kristen Horner)

The Alcoa Fire is located West of the Alcoa Highway and North of Clockum Road in Chelan County has burned up to 500 acres and is continuing with a forward progression that has 0% containment.

#SpartanFire

Located SE of Wenatchee (Chelan), Washington State has consumed around 500 acres and has a zero containment status.  Local and DNR assets, including 2 helicopters are on-scene.  50 homes are considered  under direct threat and evacuations have begun.

DOUGLAS COUNTY WILDFIRES

Spartan Fire from a recon flight on June 26, 2017. (Credit: WA DNR)

#SoutherlandFire

5 wildfires are burning for a total 300 acres in Douglas County, near Palisades.  BLM, DNR and air support are on-scene, as of 1800 hours PDT.

Chelan County Sheriff’s Office has posted a LEVEL 2 (Get Ready To Go) evacuation notification for Colockum, Kingsbury, Moses Carr and Ingersol Roads.

WEATHER ALERT!

The heaviest portion of the storm is now moving through NE Washington and heading towards Idaho, where a Significant Weather Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS).

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

 

NORTHWEST WILDFIRES [OR, WA] – SitReps for Monday, July 13, 2015

NW FIRE SUMMARY

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“Rimrock Fire” by LR Swenson / NWFB

  • New Large Fires: 0
  • Large Fires Contained:  1
  • New Fires:  13 fires for 131 acres [WA], 11 fires for 2 acres [OR]
  • Uncontained Fires:  8 [Oregon 3, Washington 5]
  • NIMOs Committed:  1
  • Type 1 IMT Committed: 1
  • Type 2 IMT Committed:  3

NATIONAL FIRE SUMMARY

  • New Intial Attack Fires: 92 [Light]
  • New Large Incidents:  6
  • New Large Fires Contained:  3
  • Uncontained Fires:  14
  • NIMOs Committed:  1
  • Type 1 IMTs Committed:  1
  • Type 2 IMTs Committed:  10

Sheriff, Evacuations

“Douglas County Complex Evacuations” by LR Swenson / NWFB

 

–> WASHINGTON FIRES <–

# # #

NEWBY LAKE FIRE – 23 mi NW of Oroville [WA]

Canadian Recon Flight July 4, 2015

“Canadian Recon Flight July 4, 2015” #FireImage via Inciweb

  • Start 7/2/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 5065 acres
  • 15% contained
  • Minimal ROS due to wetting rain
  • Fire started in Canada, crossing US border
  • Located in Pasayten wilderness / Loomis State Forest
  • Lynx habitat / natural resources threatened
  • IC:  IMT1. PNW Team 3 (Lewis)
  • 537 personnel
  • United States acres listed

# # #

MT ADAMS COMPLEX

15 miles NNW of Trout Lake [WA]

Fire moving across drainage, Riddle Creek in background

“High Elevation Fire on July 3, 2015” – Courtesy of Inciweb

  • Start 7/10/15
  • Confine / Full suppression
  • Lightning caused
  • Total 403 acres
  • 41% contained
  • Minimal ROS
  • Closures:  Area / trail closures in effect incl portion of Pacific Crest Trail
  • IMT2, WA Team 4 [Gales/Nickey]
  • 231 personnel
  • Timber [fire fuel]

# # #

HORSESHOE FIRE – Gifford Pinchot National Forest

A photo of spike camp.  A look toward the meadow that is home to firefighters.  With boxes stacked in the foreground, a firefighter in a yellow shirt is seen packing his bag across the meadow.  Yellow tents are seen in the distance.

“Horseshoe Spike Camp” by Curtis Schwarm

  • 340 acres
  • Confine / full suppression
  • 75% contained

Smoke plume rising from Horseshoe Fire  as viewed from high on the slopes of Mount Adams

“Horseshoe Fire smoke plume as seen from Mount Adams on July 3 2015”

Courtesy via Inciweb

# # #

RILEY FIRE – Gifford Pinchot National Forest

  • 340 acres
  • Full suppression
  • 0% contained

# # #

CANYON FIRE 

  • .01 acres
  • Full suppression
  • 50% contained

# # #

7 LAKES FIRE – Gifford Pinchot National Forest

  • 0.1 acres
  • Full suppression
  • 95% contained

# # #

DEEP LAKE – NE side of Deep Lake, Colville

  • Start 7/8/15 around 1600 hours
  • Human caused – under investigation
  • 77 acres
  • 50% contained
  • 165 personnel
  • Fire fuel:  Timber
  • Ray Corral, New Mexico Type 3 Team

PARADISE FIRE – 13 miles NNE of Quinault – Olympic National Park

view from Hurricane Ridge

“Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park” Web Cam

  • Start 6/15
  • Confine
  • Lightning caused
  • 1590 acres
  • 21% contained
  • Minimal ROS
  • Timber burning
  • Wetting rains occurred over the fire
  • Firefighters working to “confine” fire N of Queets River / E of Bob Creek
  • Located in Olympic National Park
  • Crews continuing to limit forward spread to W & S.
  • NW NIMO (Hahnenberg) is currently managing fire
  • Transitioning to IMT3 team on Tuesday, 7/14/15
  • 130 personnel

# # #

DOUGLAS COUNTY COMPLEX – 23 miles E of Wenatchee [WA]

Fire Apparatus, Tender 65

“Tender 65 on the Rimrock Fire” by LR Swenson / NWFB

  • Residences, crops, T&E species, and Sage-Grouse habitat threatened
  • Numerous homes evacuated. IMT2
  • IC:  IMT2, OR Team 3 (Johnson/Keith)
  • Level 3 evacs:  30 residents on North Palisades Rd
  • Level 1 evacs:  Rock Island Grade
  • Evacuations being handled by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
  • Red Cross Shelter at the Ephrata High School – Closed – due to lack of activity
  • 276 personnel on both fires [Jameson & Rimrock Fires]
  • 22,700 acres – total
  • 55% contained
  • Brush, grass and sage

# # #

JAMESON LAKE FIRE – 17 miles NE of Waterville near Jameson Lake 

  • Full Suppression
  • 7700 acres
  • 80% containment
  • 0 structures reported lost
  • No injuries reported

# # #

RIMROCK FIRE – 10 miles SE of Waterville

Air tanker 001

“Tanker 131 Fly Over”  by LR Swenson / NWFB

  • South of Douglas
  • 300 acres

# # #

PEGG CANYON / WAGON RD 

  • In full suppression
  • 15,000 acres
  • 40% containment

# # #

MOSES STOOL – 16 mi E of Wenatchee – Added to Complex 7/12/15

  • Start 7/10/15
  • Caused by lightning
  • Full suppression
  • 1300 acres
  • 40% contained
  • Moderate ROS
  • Wind driven
  • Sage-grouse habitat burning

# # #

WOLVERINE FIRE – 5 miles S of Stehekin [WA]

“High Elevation Fire” – 

  •  Start 6/29/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 314 acres
  • 0% containment
  • Moderate fire behavior
  • Steep, rugged terrain
  • Homes, historic cabins and mine infrastructure threatened
  • Level 2 evacuations
  • IMT 3 in Command
  • 75 personnel

“Removing Brush from Holden Rd” [#FireImage via Inciweb]

 

–> OREGON FIRES <–

# # #

WEST FORK – 10 miles SE of Dayville [OR]

“Dropping Retardant on Fire” Courtesy of inciweb

  • Started 6/29/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 770 acres
  • 15% containment
  • Minimal ROS due to rain received
  • Threats to natural resources and a Fire lookout
  • Fire fuels: Timber, short grass, brush.
  • Located within the perimeter of the 2006 Shake Table Fire complex (Thorn Creek fire).
  • Currently being managed by IMT2, OR Team 2 (Fillis/Knerr) / also managing the Corner Creek Fire
  • Transitioning to a local unit at 0600 on Monday, 7/13/15
  • 137 personnel

# # #

CORNER CREEK FIRE – 11 miles S of Dayville [OR]

Tree torching in Division T

“Firefighter Carlos Ontiveros captures the image of trees torching in Division T early in the fire” by Carlos Ontiveros

  •  Started 6/29/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 29,407 acres
  • 85% contained
  • Full suppression
  • Minimal ROS
  • Rain received
  • Cultural sites, scenic waters, T&E species, private land, improvements and Sage-grouse habitat are under threat
  • Fire fuels:  Timber (Grass and Understory),  short grass (1 foot) and light logging slash
  • IMT2, OR Team 2 (Fillis/Knerr)
  • 334 personnel

# # #

 GENEVA 15 – 5 miles W of Culver [OR]

  • Start 7/10/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 880 acres
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • Full suppression
  • Grass/Brush
  • 10% containment
  • Burnout operations completed
  • No additional growth expected
  • IMT 4 in Command

# # #

SHEEP ROCK – 45 NW of Vale [OR]

  • Start 7/8/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 590 acres
  • Full Suppression
  • Grass/Brush
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • Cabins and Sage-Grouse habitat threatened.
  • 80% containment
  • Mop-up ongoing
  • ICT 3 Team on incident

# # #

10-MILE CANYON FIRE – 10 miles W of Antelope [OR]

  • Start 7/8/10
  • Unknown cause
  • Full Suppression
  • Grass/Brush
  •  6707 acres
  • ICT 4 IMT
  • ** 100 % contained **
  • Final report unless conditions change

# # #

DENNIS CREEK – 15 miles E of Union [OR]

  • Start 7/1/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 157 acres
  • 10% contained
  • Confine/Full Suppression
  • Timber burning
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • Steep, remote ground in the Eagle Cap Wilderness
  • Using air resources to check Northward spread
  • Rain fell over the fire
  • ICT 4 Team on this incident

Thank you for following us.  Though this is for Monday’s SitReps.  We will be providing another update later today.  Thanks for what you all do out there whether you are in a Public Safety profession or not.  Keep up the great work you’re doing.

 

 

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

 

NORTHWEST WILDFIRES [OR, WA] – SitReps for Sunday, July 12, 2015

NORTHWEST FIRE SUMMARY for Sunday, July 12, 2015

  • 1 new fire
  • 1 contained fire
  • 12 uncontained fires [Oregon 5, Washington 7]
  • 29 new fires for 5 acres in OR
  • 6 new fires for 1301 acres in WA
  • 1 Type 1 IMT committed
  • 5 Type 2 IMT committed

–>  CURRENT FIRES <–

MOSES STOOL – 16 mi E of Wenatchee [WA] 

  • Start 7/10/15
  • Caused by lightning
  • Full suppression
  • 1300 acres
  • 40% contained
  • Moderate ROS
  • Wind driven
  • Sage-grouse habitat burning
  • ICT3

# # #

NEWBY LAKE FIRE – 23 mi NW of Oroville [WA]

Canadian Recon Flight July 4, 2015

“Canadian Recon Flight on July 3” [#FireImage via Inciweb]

  • Start 7/2/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 5065 acres
  • 15% contained
  • Moderate ROS
  • Some rain received
  • Fire started in Canada, crossing US border
  • Located in Pasayten wilderness / Loomis State Forest
  • Lynx habitat / natural resources threatened
  • IMT 2, WA Team 2 [Rabe/Reidy]
  • IMT 1, PNW Team 3 [Lewis] to assume Command as of 7/13 0600

# # #

MT ADAMS COMPLEX – 15 miles NNW of Trout Lake [WA]

  • Start 7/10/15
  • Confine / Full suppression
  • Lightning caused
  • Total 403 acres
  • 41% contained
  • Minimal ROS
  • Closures:  Area / trail closures in effect incl portion of Pacific Crest Trail
  • IMT2, WA Team 4 [Gales/Nickey]
  • Timber

# # #

HORSESHOE FIRE

  • 340 acres
  • Confine / full suppression
  • 75% contained

Photo looking down at the base of large tree.  The area around the base of the tree is burned to ash.  The edge of the photo shows unburned tree limbs with flames.

Hotspot on Horseshoe Fire by Justin Ewer, USFS [#FireImage via Inciweb]

# # #

RILEY FIRE

  • 340 acres
  • Full suppression
  • 0% contained

A ground perspective looking uphill of the Riley Trail, covered in ash and burnt logs.  Burned trees and snags are standing in the area.

Burned Riley Trail by Justin Ewer, USFS [#FireImage via Inciweb]

# # #

CANYON FIRE

  • .01 acres
  • Full suppression
  • 50% contained

Photo taken from the edge a meadow, which houses the Mt Adams Complex spike camp.   A helicopter is seen delivering supplies, hovering above the meadow with sling loads on the ground. Yellow tents are seen in the distance, at the edge of the meadow.

Sling loads being delivered to Spike Camp

by Justin Ewer, USFS [#FireImage via Inciweb]

# # #

7 LAKES FIRE

  • 0.1 acres
  • Full suppression
  • 95% contained

# # #

WEST FORK – 10 miles SE of Dayville [OR]

Retardant drop on West Fork fire

“Retardant Drop” by Nick Stiner [#FireImage via Inciweb]

  • Started 6/29/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 770 acres
  • 15% containment
  • Minimal ROS due to rain received
  • Threats to natural resources and a Fire lookout
  • Currently being managed by IMT2, OR Team 2 (Fillis/Knerr) / also managing the Corner Creek Fire
  • Transitioning to a local unit at 0600 on Monday, 7/13/15

# # #

CORNER CREEK FIRE – 11 miles S of Dayville [OR]

From a great vantage point, firefighter Carlos Ontiveros snaps a great photo of fire over the hill.

“Fire Over the Hill on July 3” by Carlos Ontiveros

[#FireImage via Inciweb]

  •  Started 6/29/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 29,407 acres
  • 75% contained
  • Full suppression
  • Minimal ROS
  • Rain received
  • Cultural sites, scenic waters, T&E species, private land, improvements and Sage-grouse habitat are under threat
  • Brush/Grass/Timber burning
  • IMT2, OR Team 2 (Fillis/Knerr)

One of many air tankers drops a load of retardant on the fire.

“Air Tanker Retardant Drop” by Jeff Priest [#FireImage via Inciweb]

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PARADISE FIRE – 13 miles NNE of Quinault [WA]

Hot and dry conditions led to a prolonged burning period on Friday July 3

“Fire on July 3”  [#FireImage via Inciweb]

  • Start 6/15
  • Confine
  • Lightning caused
  • 1590 acres
  • 21% contained
  • Minimal ROS
  • Timber burning
  • Wetting rains occurred over the fire
  • Firefighters working to “confine” fire N of Queets River / E of Bob Creek
  • Located in Olympic National Park
  • Crews continuing to limit forward spread to W & S.
  • NW NIMO (Hahnenberg) is currently managing fire
  • Transitioning to IMT3 team on Tuesday, 7/14/15


“Aerial View in Afternoon on June 23” – [#FireImage via Inciweb]

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DOUGLAS COUNTY COMPLEX – 23 miles E of Wenatchee [WA]

  • Start 7/10/15 at 1800 East of Waterville
  • Lightning caused – 5 sparks merged into 2 large fires
  • 19,700 acres
  • Extreme fire behavior due to wind-driven
  • Full suppression
  • Grass/Brush
  • 0% containment
  • Residences, crops, T&E species, and Sage-Grouse habitat threatened
  • Numerous homes evacuated. IMT2
  • OR Team 3 (Johnson/Keith) is mobilizing to the complex
  • Eric Riener, IC 3 Type 3 IMT ordered
  • Level 3 evacs:  30 residents on North Palisades Rd
  • Level 1 evacs:  Rock Island Grade
  • Evacuations being handled by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
  • Red Cross Shelter at the Ephrata High School
  • 300 personnel on both fires [Jameson & Rimrock Fires]
  • 22,212 acres – total
  • 55% contained
  • Brush, grass and sage

# # #

JAMESON LAKE FIRE – 17 miles NE of Waterville near Jameson Lake

  • Full Suppression
  • 7700 acres
  • 0% containment
  • 0 structures reported lost
  • No injuries reported

# # #

RIMROCK FIRE – 10 miles SE of Waterville

Brush Truck from Thurston County Fire Protection District [Credit  / LR Swenson]

 

“Thurston Co Fire District’s Brush Truck 16-2” – #FireImage by LR Swenson

  • South of Douglas
  • 300 acres

Rimrock Fire, Tanker 131 0

“Tanker 131 Circling Back Around” – #FireImage by LR Swenson

[See our separate post on this fire for our firsthand visit to the incident on Saturday, 7/11/15]

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GENEVA 15 – 5 miles W of Culver [OR]

  • Start 7/10/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 880 acres
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • Full suppression
  • Grass/Brush
  • 10% containment
  • Burnout operations completed
  • No additional growth expected
  • IMT 4 in Command

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WOLVERINE FIRE – 5 miles S of Stehekin [WA]

Helispot built by rapellers on July 29.

“Wolverine HeliSpot” [#FireImage via Inciweb]

  •  Start 6/29/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 314 acres
  • 0% containment
  • Moderate fire behavior
  • Steep, rugged terrain
  • Homes, historic cabins and mine infrastructure threatened
  • Level 2 evacuations
  • IMT 3 in Command

“Removing Brush from Holden Rd” [#FireImage via Inciweb]

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SHEEP ROCK – 45 NW of Vale [OR]

  • Start 7/8/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 590 acres
  • Full Suppression
  • Grass/Brush
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • Cabins and Sage-Grouse habitat threatened.
  • 80% containment
  • Mop-up ongoing
  • ICT 3 Team on incident

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10-MILE CANYON FIRE – 10 miles W of Antelope [OR]

  • Start 7/8/10
  • Unknown cause
  • Full Suppression
  • Grass/Brush
  •  6707 acres
  • ICT 4 IMT
  • ** 100 % contained **
  • Final report unless conditions change

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DENNIS CREEK – 15 miles E of Union [OR]

  • Start 7/1/15
  • Lightning caused
  • 157 acres
  • 10% contained
  • Confine/Full Suppression
  • Timber burning
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • Steep, remote ground in the Eagle Cap Wilderness
  • Using air resources to check Northward spread
  • Rain fell over the fire
  • ICT 4 Team on this incident

# # # #

*** CONTAINED FIRES ****

231 FIRE – 7 miles S of Springdale [WA]

Two members of the Washington Air National Guard with equipment and computers

“Air National Guard helps with Communications” [#FireImage via Inciweb] 

  • 400 personnel total for 231 Fire Little Spokane  Fire
  • Started 7/3/15 1500 hours
  • 231 Fire – 970 acres / Little Spokane Fire – 168 acres
  • Both fires 100% contained
  • Incident Cooperators:  Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Stevens County Fire District 1, Spokane Fire District 4, Spokane Fire District 9

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Though rain has fallen in parts of Washington State, it is still dry as ever.

Thank you for reading our post today and as always, we hope you have a Safe day.  Thank you to those who are out fighting these recognized wildfires in both Washington and Oregon.  We appreciate your tireless efforts, dedication and working hard during these hot, humid and in difficult conditions to save property and lives.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

 

WILDFIRE: COLD SPRINGS FIRE | Brewster, Washinton | Saturday, June 13, 2015

Douglas County / Eastern Washington State

The Cold Springs Fire began around 1000 hours this morning [Saturday, June 13, 2015] and is located North of Well’s Dam in Brewster, Washington and running alongside the Columbia River.

Initial reports received showed it was a 100 x 100 fire, but has initially grown to between 300 – 500 acres [varying sources reporting different acreage].  Now, one “unconfirmed” report of one or more homes, plus crops are being threatened.

Resources from Douglas [DC1, DC2, DC3, DC4] Chelan [CC1, CC7, CWICC #213] and Okanogan Counties were dispatched and arrived safely on the fire ground.  The fire was listed as a 3rd Alarm Brush Fire.  A State Mobilization has been requested with two Strike Teams coming from Snohomish County here in Western Washington.

New reports as of 2314 hours, states the fire has increased to 800 acres with confirmation of many structures are being threatened as of this post.

The Getchell FD stated on their Facebook page,

Getchell Firefighters along with Firefighters from all over Snohomish County have been deployed tonight on an early season State Mobilization wild fire near Brewster WA.

Snohomish County Firefighters are responding to an 800+acre fire threatening structures. Crews deployed in a Strike Team of Type 6 4×4 brush fire engines lead by a Strike Team Leader.”

As more information comes to light, we will be updating this information.  We wish all of our Firefighter friends a safe journey to the fire, during and after.

ABOUT BREWSTER

Brewster is located on the confluence of the Okanogan and Columbia Rivers, a city in the Okanogan County in Washington State.   It has a 1.19 square miles.  Three Rivers Hospital has a 30-bed facility and is the largest hospital in the County. The 2010 census reported approximately 2370 residents.

ABOUT WELL’S DAM

Well’s Dam is a hydroelectric dam located on the Columbia River downstream from the confluences of the Oknogan, Methow and Columbia River in Washington State. The dam, associated structures, and machinery make up the Wells Hydroelectric Project. It is owned and operated by the Douglas Co Public Utility District.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog