CA WILDFIRE SIT REP | APPLE FIRE | 1

APPLE FIRE

 Oak Glen Road x Apple Tree.  N of Cherry Valley (Riverside County), California

Photo Credit | Doug Chudy, Wildlands Conservancy

Smoke from the fire camp

SATURDAY,  AUGUST 8, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY – CURRENT STATUS

  • Start 7/31/2020
  • 32,412 acres. 35% contained
  • Human caused
  • Unified Command CAL FIRE Riverside/Riverside County, USFS-San Bernardino, Yucaipa City FD
  • EVACUATIONS IN EFFECT

Photo Credit | USFS

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RESOURCES

Staffing

  • 2,845 fire personnel
  • 42 crews

Equipment

  • 18 helicopters
  • 276 engines
  • 24 dozers
  • 40 water tenders
  • 2 fixed wing aircraft

Incident Cooperators

  • Riverside Co EMD
  • Morongo Band of Mission Indians
  • Riverside County Sheriffs Office
  • San Bernardino County Sheriffs Office
  • San Bernardino County Fire
  • California Hwy Patrol
  • Southern California Edison

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EVACUATIONS 

Riverside County Residents

  • East of Potrero Road
  • North of Morongo Road
  • West of Whitewater Canyon
  • South of San Bernardino County Line
  • All areas West of Hwy 68
  • North of I-10
  • South of San Bernardino County Line
  • East of Whitewater Canyon

San Bernardino County Residents

  • Forest Falls
  • Pioneertown
  • Rimrock
  • Community of Morongo Valley (including both sides of Hwy 62)

Closed Areas

  • San Gorgonio Wilderness
  • All Forest Service rec areas in Forest Falls
  • Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT)

Photo Credit | USFS

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DONATIONS

  • Firefighters are self-sufficient and have all the required provisions
  • Recommendations to donate to Local Food Pantries

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

  • 4 Structures lost
  • 1 injury reported

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2020 1320 PT

 

 

WILDFIRE AM SIT REP | WA | AUGUST 8 2020

Thank you for reading our Washington State Morning Situational Report for Saturday, August 8, 2020.

Hope you enjoy your day and always remember before going to a new area, check fire bans and restrictions and how to be Fire Smart about campfires, reporting wildfires and you/your family’s safety.

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OKANOGAN COUNTY | NE WA Comm Center

Leader Lake | Dispatched 1011 PT.   Wildfire. Contained/controlled 1030 PT. 0.01 ac. 7208 (IC), 27.  LEADER LAKE FIRE.

THURSTON COUNTY | South Puget Sound Dispatch

I-5 SB, Hwy 101. Exit 105 | Dispatched 1108 PT.  Wildfire.  E8310. Open CAD call. I-5 HWY 101 FIRE.

Olympia | Dispatched 1001 PT.   Olympia. .1 acre. Brush. Barta (IC). Resources on-scene. Open CAD call.   WALDEN FIRE.

Capitol Forest | Dispatched 0825 PT.   Capitol Forest.  Patton (IC), E8201, 8213, Reed, M. Resources on-scene. Open CAD call. Unk acreage or status.  SUNBEAM CREEK FIRE.

I-5 NB MP 114 | Dispatched 8/7/2020 1831 PT.  I-5 NB MP 114.  0.5 acres. Grass and brush. DNR 32, E8203 still on-scene.  Lacey FD’s E34/B34 were on-scene yesterday, blocked 1 lane on the freeway. Still an open CAD call on 8/8/2020.  NISQUALLY HILL FIRE.

YAKIMA COUNTY | Central WA Comm Center

Coleman | Dispatched  1118 PT.   Smoke Check.  Open CAD call.  COLEMAN Command.

Dog Lake | Dispatched 0936 PT. Smoke Check. Open CAD call. Patrol 8.  CRAMER LAKE Command.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2020 1245 PT

 

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NEW BRUSH FIRE SPARKED IN VENTURA COUNTY CALIFORNIA

Firefighters and equipment were deployed about 1200 PT into the Box Canyon between the City of Simi Valley and Chatsworth, California for a brush fire that started in the area on Friday, July 31, 2020.

The brush fire is named the SHIRLEY FIRE.  It is approximately a 20×20 spot under some oak trees and brush.  Hose lines were quickly deployed and direct attack on the fire is being made.  The fire is moving into rocky areas where access has been deemed difficult to reach.

Incident Cooperators are:  VCFD, LAFD, LAcoFD and CHP.

ROAD CLOSURES –> Box Canyon Road and Shirley Drive.

Homes are threatened but no evacuations are currently under way.

Winds are light but is causing the fire to be moved by them.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/31/2020 1238 PT

 

NORTHWEST WILDFIRES CONTINUE TO BURN | JULY 31 2020 | AM REPORT

Wildfires continue to plague the great Pacific Northwest States of Washington and Oregon.   Here is the AM recap for both states combined.

Photo Credit | Forest Service NW

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It is heating up throughout the Northwest with hot dry weather and firefighters are asking for your help. They are asking you to know where campfires are allowed and how to put them out. Always drown them with water and make sure they are cold to the touch. Never leave fires unattended.

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WASHINGTON STATE

ANGLIN  | WILDFIRE

WA DNR-NE Region. 10 miles E of Tonasket and 12 miles NE of Riverside. Timber and short grass. Min fire behavior with smoldering. Cause under investigation. Homes threatened. Evacuation orders lifted.  1,728 acres. 80% contained. 358 total personnel. 8 crews, 23 engines, 2 helos. 3 structures destroyed. Cooperators:  Okanogan County DEM, Okanogan Co Fire District and the Okanogan Co Sheriff’s Office. $1.2 Million CTD.

BOZY CREEK  | WILDFIRE

Capitol Forest. Thurston County.  IC Aschenbrenner. E8201, E8203, Hart, Provencher on-scene. Dispatched 0200 PT. 2 acres. Slash fire fuels. SPS Dispatch Center.

COLOCKUM | WILDFIRE

WA DNR-SE Region. Started on private land 10 miles SE of Wenatchee and near Malaga. Brush and grass fire fuels. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Structures still threatened. 2,967 acres. 94% contained. State mobe was approved on July 24th but have since downgraded.  36 total personnel. 1 crew and 3 engines. 1 structure lost. $2.4 Million CTD.

COULEE MEADOWS | WILDFIRE

Near Sagebrush Flat and 18 miles NW of Ephrata.  Douglas County. Grass and sage brush. Very difficult terrain. Cause unknown.  Active fire behavior. Fire burning along Moses Coulee Rd, milepost 7. 600 acres. 0% contained. Approved for engines, crews, dozers via WA State Fire Marshal’s Office for State Mobe.

Cooperators: Grant Co FD13, Douglas County FD, BLM OR/WA, Grant Co FD5, SE WA Interagency IMT.

LEVEL 1 EVACUATIONS –> homes N of fire to Rd 3 SW; East of fire to Rd C SW and to Division Rd. Orders being made by the Douglas County Sheriffs Office.

CEDAR CREEK | SMOKE CHECK

Cedar Creek. Pend Oreille County. NC 7302 dispatched 0943 PT.  NEC Dispatch Center.

CHIKAMIN | WILDFIRE

Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest. 30 acres. Dispatched 0823 PT.  Light smoke seen in the area to the north of Lake Wenatchee. It is burning in steep high country about 10 miles of Plain.

Photo Credit | Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue

No threats to structures. Winds pushing to the west. No resources showing in WA DNR CAD system. Cooperators: CWC Dispatch Center and Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue PIO.

CONGER | WILDFIRE

Conconully. Okanogan County. Dispatched 0459 PT.  HI 7205 (IC) along with AR 7402, HI 31, NC 7305, SO 27, 60, 7205, 7208 and 7211.  Call came in as multiple slash piles on fire in West Fork Salmon Creek.   Cooperators:  Okanogan, Omak and Conconully FD. Resources on-scene. 1.32 acres. NEC Dispatch  Center.

EAGLE ROCK | WILDFIRE

Mirabeau Park. Spokane County.  Dispatched 0845 PT. Contained 0846 and controlled at 0900 PT. Incident #NES-1763/AEK-221. NEC Dispatch Center.

EASTON RIDGE | SMOKE CHECK

South of South Peak. Kittitas County. Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest. Dispatched 1151 T. No resources on it yet from DNR. CWC Dispatch Center.

HOLMES CREEK | WILDFIRE

Central  Washington. 0.1 acre. Grass, brush, slash, duff.  IC Lucas King. Dispatched 0912 PT. Contained and controlled 0927 PT. CWC Dispatch Center.

NORTH MARY | WILDFIRE

Springdale. Stevens County.  Dispatched 0237 PT.

On July 29th at 1738 PT, the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office states:  There’s been 3 suspicious fires near Mary Walker School in Springdale this week. Tip Line #800-572-0947 and report it immediately.

PANTHER RIDGE | SMOKE CHECK

Dispatched 1011 PT. No resources showing dispatched as of yet. CWC Dispatch Center.

PEACHES RIDGE | SMOKE CHECK

Peaches Ridge. Kittitas County.  E 4202, 4203, 4204, SE Sewell. Dispatched 0814 PT. CWC Dispatch Center.

TRAIL 1377 | SMOKE CHECK

Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest.  Dispatched 1010 PT. No resources showing dispatched as of yet.  CWC Dispatch Center.

OREGON

BEN YOUNG FIRE

ODF-Lake Unit. 13 miles S of Paisley.  Timber, brush and short grass. Min fire behavior burning on steep slopes with grass and brush. Creeping and smoldering. Infrastructures and buildings threatened.  Started 7/21/2020 1300 PT. Cause unknown, under investigation. Closures in effect.

Photo Credit | USFS

Ben Young Fire advancing up Myers Butte on the day it started

1,249 acres. 95% contained. 35 total personnel. 1 crew and 3 engines. $2.3 Million CTD.

DRAGON ROCK FIRE

BLM-Lakeview District. 30 miles E of Christmas Valley. Brush and short grass. Min fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.  858 acres. 75% contained. 37 total personnel.1 crew and 4 engines. $300K CTD.

MATLOCK FIRE

USFS-Umatilla NF. 13 miles NW of Ukiah. Dry grass and downed-and-downed Timber. Start 7/28/2020. Lightning caused.  Active fire behavior with crowning, group and single-tree torching. Homes threatened.  85 acres. 40% contained.

Photo Credit | Umatilla NF

Aerial view of the Matlock Fire on July 29, 2020, showing successful retardant drops slowing fire growth.

147 total personnel. 4 hand crews, 7 engines, dozers and 3 helos. IC: Gabe Hale, NE OR Interagency Type 3 IMT.  $650K CTD.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/31/2020 1215 PT

Firefighters Respond to House Fire in South Seattle

Seattle, Washington – Firefighters from Skyway, Renton, Tukwila FD along with King County Medics were dispatched to a home in the 12900 block of 76th Avenue South just after 2000 hours PT on Thursday, July 30, 2020.

A full 360* of the building was unable to be completed by first arriving units due to overgrown brush and bushes surrounding the home.

Photo Credit | KC Tax Assessor

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It was stated that this appears it should be vacant but there remnants of people possibly living inside the structure.   When units were arriving, the fire had reached a 2nd alarm level but when Command arrived on-scene, the fire was downgraded to a first-alarm.

Units dispatched were Engines 322, 353, 311, 314, ; B311 (command), B313; L311, Rehab 202, MSO1 (medical), A322, Medic 5.

Firefighters quickly egressed on this fire knocking it down rather fast, then tapping the basement fire.  Primary and secondary searches were conducted but nothing was found.

There were no reported injuries or needs for displaced residents.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/30/2020 2100 PT

WASHINGTON STATE TOUCHED BY RED FLAG WARNINGS, WILDFIRES | 4

WA WILDFIRES

There are multitudes of wildfires burning in the State of Washington with several in the Okanogan County, as well as others.  Here is a recap of both new and on-going wildfire incidents for Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

BENTON COUNTY

Badger Fire

Badger Canyon Road. Start 7/24/2020. Dispatched 1755 PT.  250 acres. Grass and Brush. IC: Ahshpanek as of 7/26/2020 1315 PT. Incident # SPD-371/PD NA8L/221-CSS. Dispatch Center. CWC.

Photo Credit | Benton Co Sheriff’s Office

Possible cause of the fire is from an individual target practice shooting. Residents say it is legal in this area.   BLM issued fire restrictions order on July 3rd for those in Eastern Washington stating that target shooting with the use of exploding targes is prohibited. – however, it is legal and gives tips on fire prevention.  It does say explicitly if target shooters start wildfires, they may be responsible for the cost of fire suppression.

Photo Credit | Benton Co PUD

“Fire Danger Forecast: 𝙑𝙀𝙍𝙔 𝙃𝙄𝙂𝙃/𝙀𝙓𝙏𝙍𝙀𝙈𝙀……

When the fire danger is 𝙑𝙀𝙍𝙔 𝙃𝙄𝙂𝙃, fires will start easily from most causes. The fires will spread rapidly and have a quick increase in intensity, right after ignition. Small fires can quickly become large fires and exhibit extreme fire intensity, such as long-distance spotting and fire whirls. These fires can be difficult to control and will often become much larger and longer-lasting fires.
When the fire danger is 𝙀𝙓𝙏𝙍𝙀𝙈𝙀, fires of all types start quickly and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious and can spread very quickly with intense burning. Small fires become big fires much faster than at the “very high” level. Spot fires are probable, with long-distance spotting likely. These fires are very difficult to fight and may become very dangerous and often last for several days.” – Benton County FD#1

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CHELAN COUNTY

Colockum Fire

Start 7/24/2020. Dispatched 1755 PT. Kingsbury Road. 2,967 acres. Grass and brush.  90% contained.  Mop-up operations in effect. IC: SE WA IMT Escobar has turned the fire operations back over to the local Type 4 IC.

Photo Credit | Lincoln County Fire District #1

NE WA ICC, Team 2. WA DNR. Wenatchee Community and Chelan County Fire District 1, along with State and Federal agencies.  Resources originally dispatched were E-4202 and SE-Burris. Incident #: SES-370/PN NA7W/CBG-221.  Dispatch Center:  CWC.

DOUGLAS COUNTY

Waterville

WILDFIRE.  3rd Alarm Brush fire. US 2, mile post 151, near Waterville. Dispatched 1758 PT. Incident #DGEN-394/CSU-221.

Incident Cooperators:  SE WA Interagency IMT.  DCSO.

Photo Credit | Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

LEVEL 3 EVACUATIONS ” Lifted” for –> 1275 Road 2 NW; Road 2 NW from Hwy 2 to Road L NW; Road 3 NW from Road O to Road L NW.

ROAD CLOSURES —> Road 2 NW from Hwy 2 to Road K NW; Road 3 NW from Road O to Road K NW.

SPOKANE COUNTY

Granite Lake Fire

NEW!  Granite Lake Road. AR63 (IC), AR25, 7403, 7404, 7406 C6201, E531. Dispatched 1813 PT. 1 acre grass, brush, reproduction. Resources on-scene 1830 PT. Incident #NES-1734/ADU-221. Dispatch Center: NEC.

STEVENS COUNTY

Springdale

SMOKE CHECK.  Springdale.  Dispatched 2108 PT. AR61 and 7412 en route 2136 PT.

Nine Mine Fire

NEW!  Nine Mine Road. 7302 (IC) as of 1100 PT. E12, NC26, 62, 7302 on-scene at 1727 P. 0.1 acre. Incident #NES-173/ADT-221. Dispatch Center; NEC.

BURN BAN IN EFFECT

“Effective immediately, Washington State DNR has banned all outdoor burning, with the exception of recreational fires in approved fire pits due to the rapidly increasing fire danger and high temperatures. There are currently multiple wildfires in Okanagan County which is stretching available resources.

As Stevens County’s burn rules mirrors the DNR criteria, the same now applies to Stevens County areas. Please keep in mind if your recreational fire escapes, you are liable for all damage and restitution.” – Stevens County Sheriff’s Office.
“As Stevens county mirrors DNR, this is now effective in throughout Stevens county as well per the Stevens county Sheriffs Office.  Please keep in mind if your recreational fire escapes, you are liable for all damage and restitution.” – Stevens Co FD#5

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THURSTON COUNTY

Fox Ridge Fire

ON-GOING FIRE.   East Olympia.  0.5 acre grass, brush and slash.  IC brunton. Dispatched 7/21/2020 1716 PT. Out 7/28/2020 1140 PT. Incident #SPS-96/221-FAZ. Dispatch Center:  SPS.

Milepost 102 Fire

NEW!  I-5. 1 acre. Grass, brush and timber. IC Hanley. DNR 32,  E8203, 8310 and 8312. On-scene. Dispatched 1804 PT. Incident #SPS-113/221-FBM.  Dispatch Center:  SPS.

Milespost 98 Fire

NEW!  I-5 at milepost 97-98. 0.5 acre. Grass, brush and light timber. IC Brunton. Dispatched 1330 PT. Incident #SPS-112/221-FBL. Dispatch Center: SPS.

Rainier Road 2 Fire

NEW!  Rainier Road SE.  0.1 acre. Grass, brush. IC Sheets. Dispatched 1240 PT. In patrol status. Incident #SPS-111/FBK-221. Dispatch Center: SPS.

183rd Fire

ON-GOING FIRE.  Rochester. 0.1 acre. Grass, brush. IC: Sheets. Start 7/21/2020. Dispatched: 1404 PT. Contained/controlled 7/21/2020 1450 PT. Out 7/28/2020 1225 PT. Incident #SPS-93/FAW-221. Dispatch Center; SPS.

OKANOGAN COUNTY

Anglin / Green Fires

Both the ANGLIN and GREEN FIRES are under the single control of a NE WA Interagency IMT Type 3, Team 3 IC Dean Kiefer.  There are approximately 300 total personnel for both fire incidents.

ICP is located at the Tonasket HS in Tonasket.  Incident Cooperators:  WA DNR, Okanogan County Sheriff Office, Okanogan County Emergency Management Agency, NE WA Type 3 IMT, Team 2, Tonasket HS, Red Cross, Okanogan County PUD. Lincoln County Fire District #1.

Anglin Fire

Started 7/27/2020, Monday.

Resources today include IC Dean Kiefer, a Type 3 IMT managing fire operations.  Fire is 80% lined. 1,000 acres.

ROAD CLOSURES —> Rehmke Road at Siwash Road.  North siwash Creek road at Havillah Road, except for residents who live on these roads.

LEVEL 3 EVACUATIONS —> Cayuse and Island Mountain areas, all of Rehmke Road.

RED CROSS SHELTER LINE —-> Call 509-670-5331 if you need shelter. Due to COVID, you will need to make an appointment.

Green Fire

The GREEN FIRE also started yesterday and it is burning off of Tunk Creek Road and about 12 miles NE of Riverside.  It is about 1 mile NW of Synarep. The fire started on 7/27/2020 around 1600 hours PT and it too was picked up by winds, high temps and low RH.  Crews were able to get a full line around the fire and will continue with mop-up operations.

The fire has burned 700 acres. 100% lined.  There is the NC 40+ crew on-scene.

ROAD CLOSURES —>   JH Green Road is closed due to heavy fire traffic and poor road conditions.  Those who live on this road will be allowed in.

LEVEL 1 EVACUATIONS —> Chewiliken Road, JH Green Road and surrounding areas.

Cause is due to a traffic collision that caused a car fire which spread quickly into the wildland interface.  This occurred in the 1200 block of Tunk Creek Road, near JH Green Road.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Report Fires on DNR-owned/managed Lands

1-800-562-6010.

Okanogan Emergency Alert System

“Opting IN will enable Okanogan County Emergency Management to provide residents with critical information when it is needed to give you an opportunity to take action and be in the know.” – Okanogan County Emergency Management.

“Put campfires out before leaving the US National Forest! . Keep campfires small. Never leave fires unattended. Put them DEAD OUT and cold to the touch before leaving.” – USFS

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https://www.okanogandem.org/opt-in-page?fbclid=IwAR3t8sVjHtO7pIm7J8OhqQjRD4mZYl25miQfUYvfKFQj871Z4FQITzi4tOM (link to Alert System)

https://www.facebook.com/Okanogan.County.Emergency.Management (County’s Facebook page).

Okanogan Animal Shelter

For those who need temporary animal shelter, call the Okanogan Fairgrounds Manager at 509-322-1621 to make arrangements.  An alternative are the Tonasket Rodeo grounds. Call  Roger Sawyer at 509-429-8036.

Be Alert!  Fire Weather

“Heads up! In addition to the heat today, there is a Red Flag Warning in effect for the western slopes of the central Cascades. With warmer temperatures, it is equally as important to be careful with any sources of ignition, especially around dry fuel! #wawx” – NWS Seattle

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Fire Prevention Tips

“Are you smoke ready? Wildfires and smoke are a natural part of living in the fire adapted landscapes of the West. Be safe this #wildfire season by preparing your family before smoke is in the air. Visit epa.gov/smoke-ready-to for resources. #SmokeReady #FireAdapted “- WA DNR

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog  – Updated 7/28/2020 – 2300 Hours PT

 

OKANOGAN WASHINGTON WILDFIRES CONTINUE TO BURN | 3

WA WILDFIRES

There are multiple wildfire incidents happening at the same time in the Okanogan County area.  The Emergency Management office is showing that the Anglin Fire as the same as the Cayuse Mountain fire.

According to WA DNR and other sources, these are separate fires, but we are bringing information to you as it is received.

We have reached out to WA DNR on updates on the Cayuse Road Fire and the Long Lake Fire.

CAYUSE ROAD FIRE

WA DNR has updated their CAD system showing only 0.1 acre of grass has been burned that is located on Cayuse Mountain Road.  Fire resources and assets were dispatched on 7/27/2020 at 1722 PT.  The IC 7105 arrived on-scene last night at 1930 hours PT. There is limited information.

ANGLIN / GREEN FIRES

Both the ANGLIN and GREEN FIRES are under the single control of a NE WA Interagency IMT Type 3, Team 3 IC Dean Kiefer.  There are approximately 300 total personnel for both fire incidents.

ICP is located at the Tonasket HS in Tonasket.  Incident Cooperators:  WA DNR, Okanogan County Sheriff Office, Okanogan County Emergency Management Agency, NE WA Type 3 IMT, Team 2, Tonasket HS, Red Cross, Okanogan County PUD.

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ANGLIN FIRE

The ANGLIN FIRE was sparked in Anglin in Okanogan County on Monday, July 27, 2020, around 1730 PT.   It quickly spread yesterday due to high temps, winds and low RH.  Fire behavior was active overnight and burning to the north and southwest.  It is active on the east slope of Barker Mountain.

Resources today include AA 4TS AA 4WA BC 91 FB 201 FB 202 FB 244 FB 245 FL 20 FP 17 H 344 HB 170CB HB 171PL HB 624CK HI 40+Crew T 101 with a Type 3 IMT managing fire operations.  This fire is being fought by Okanogan County, WA DNR, a large number of Federal, State and local agencies.  Multiple aircraft are also attached to this incident.  1 home and 2 outbuildings have been destroyed.

Fire is listed around  1,000-1,200 acres. 0% containment.

ROAD CLOSURES —> Rehmke Road at Siwash Road.  North siwash Creek road at Havillah Road, except for residents who live on these roads.

LEVEL 3 EVACUATIONS —> Cayuse and Island Mountain areas, all of Rehmke Road.

RED CROSS SHELTER LINE —-> Call 509-670-5331 if you need shelter. Due to COVID, you will need to make an appointment.

GREEN FIRE

The GREEN FIRE also started yesterday and it is burning off of Tunk Creek Road and about 12 miles NE of Riverside.  It is about 1 mile NW of Synarep. The fire started on 7/27/2020 around 1600 hours PT and it too was picked up by winds, high temps and low RH.  Crews were able to get a full line around the fire and will continue with mop-up operations.

The fire has burned 800 acres.  100% lined. 0% cotained.

Firefighters are continuing with fire suppression and focusing on a 100% containment goal.  They are having to deal with steep terrain and rattlesnakes.

ROAD CLOSURES —>   JH Green Road is closed except for those who live on this street, heavy fire traffic and due to poor road conditions.

LEVEL 1 EVACUATIONS —> Chewiliken Road, JH Green Road and surrounding areas.

Cause is due to a traffic collision that caused a car fire which spread quickly into the wildland interface.  This occurred in the 1200 block of Tunk Creek Road, near JH Green Road.

LONG LAKE FIRE

The LONG LAKE FIRE started on Sunday, July 26, 2020 and prompted the dispatch of fire resources to be dispatched at 1506 PT.  Resources include HI26, 60, 7102 and 7110.  About 30.5 acres have been scorched.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

REPORT WILDFIRES ON DNR-LANDS

1-800-562-6010.

COUNTY EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM

“Opting IN will enable Okanogan County Emergency Management to provide residents with critical information when it is needed to give you an opportunity to take action and be in the know.” – Okanogan County Emergency Management.

https://www.okanogandem.org/opt-in-page?fbclid=IwAR3t8sVjHtO7pIm7J8OhqQjRD4mZYl25miQfUYvfKFQj871Z4FQITzi4tOM (link to Alert System)

https://www.facebook.com/Okanogan.County.Emergency.Management (County’s Facebook page).

ANIMAL SHELTER

For those who need temporary animal shelter, call the Okanogan Fairgrounds Manager at 509-322-1621 to make arrangements.  An alternative are the Tonasket Rodeo grounds. Call  Roger Sawyer at 509-429-8036.

FIRE WEATHER ALERT!

“Heads up! In addition to the heat today, there is a Red Flag Warning in effect for the western slopes of the central Cascades. With warmer temperatures, it is equally as important to be careful with any sources of ignition, especially around dry fuel! #wawx” – NWS Seattle

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FIRE PREVENTION

“Are you smoke ready? Wildfires and smoke are a natural part of living in the fire adapted landscapes of the West. Be safe this #wildfire season by preparing your family before smoke is in the air. Visit epa.gov/smoke-ready-to for resources. #SmokeReady #FireAdapted “- WA DNR

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/28/2020 1400 PT

 

OKANOGAN COUNTY, WA | WILDFIRES OUT-OF-CONTROL | 2

WA WILDFIRES

There are multiple wildfire incidents happening at the same time in the Okanogan County area.  The Emergency Management office is showing that the Anglin Fire as the same as the Cayuse Mountain fire.

According to WA DNR and other sources, these are separate fires, but we are bringing information to you as it is received.

There is no update from the OCEM on the GREEN FIRE and LONG LAKE FIRES on their website, however, their information related to ALERTS are good viable sources of information.

ANGLIN FIRE

A wildfire was sparked in Anglin in Okanogan County, Washington on Monday, July 27, 2020.

Resources include AA 4TS AR 7409 AR 7411 BC 91 BC 92 C 93 Capt 692 (IC) DIV 2 DNR 33 E 21 E 691 E 692 H 339 H 911MR HB 624CK HI 7101 HI 7106 HI 7109 NC 7303 SO 27 SO 7206 SO 7207 SO 7210 W Zone 10, which were disaptched at 1733 PT. Resources had arrived on-scene around 1759 PT.

Fire staffed up this evening.  A Type 3 IMT has been ordered and will assume command later this morning at 0900 PT.

Fire is listed around  1,000 acres and quickly spreading.

RED CROSS SHELTER LINE —-> 509-670-5331.

CAYUSE ROAD FIRE

It was reported that there were several fires burning along the north side of SR 20, near Mile Post 273 to 270. One of the fires had a rapid rate of spread, burning to the north.

A fast-moving  wildfire is burning near SR 20 at Cayuse Mountain Road, east of Tonasket.  An EVACUATION ALERT has been given which will only be the one they will receive says the Emergency Operations Center.

Resources FL20 HI7103 HI7105 and SO60 to be dispatched at 1722 PT this evening.  They arrived on-scene around 1752 hours PT.  Incident Cooperators include WA EOM,

Fire behavior is active, running with a high potential rate of spread to the north.

Air resources are dipping out of nearby Spectacle Lake. | Credit | WDFW

LEVEL 3 EVACUATIONS (GO NOW!) —>  Baker Mountain area, Remke Road, Cayuse Mountain and Island Mountain.

GREEN FIRE

Another wildfire has been sparked in the Okanogan County called the GREEN FIRE,  started on Monday, July 27, 2020.  The fire has now grown to 700 acres of grass, brush, slash and timber.  It is approximately NE of Omak, Washington State.

Resources include FP 18 HI 25 HI 30 HI 31 HI 7108 HI 7110 HI 7112 NC 40+Crew SO 7208 SO 7209 (on-scene 1640 PT).  AA 4WA, FB244, FB245, FP18, R342, R171PL and 3 tankers on order.

Houses, powerlines and intrafrustructues are threatened. Update | Several poles have already been damaged. PUD is on-scene trying to maintain power to the Tun Valley Firea area.

LEVEL 2 EVACUATIONS —> Chwiliken Road and JH Green Roads.

LONG LAKE FIRE

The LONG LAKE FIRE started on Sunday, July 26, 2020 and prompted the dispatch of fire resources to be dispatched at 1506 PT.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

REPORT WILDFIRES ON DNR-LANDS

1-800-562-6010.

COUNTY EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM

“Opting IN will enable Okanogan County Emergency Management to provide residents with critical information when it is needed to give you an opportunity to take action and be in the know.” – Okanogan County Emergency Management.

https://www.okanogandem.org/opt-in-page?fbclid=IwAR3t8sVjHtO7pIm7J8OhqQjRD4mZYl25miQfUYvfKFQj871Z4FQITzi4tOM (link to Alert System)

https://www.facebook.com/Okanogan.County.Emergency.Management (County’s Facebook page).

ANIMAL SHELTER

For those who need temporary animal shelter, call the Okanogan Fairgrounds Manager at 509-322-1621 to make arrangements.  An alternative are the Tonasket Rodeo grounds. Call  Roger Sawyer at 509-429-8036.

FIRE WEATHER ALERT!

“Heads up! In addition to the heat today, there is a Red Flag Warning in effect for the western slopes of the central Cascades. With warmer temperatures, it is equally as important to be careful with any sources of ignition, especially around dry fuel! #wawx” – NWS Seattle

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FIRE PREVENTION

“Are you smoke ready? Wildfires and smoke are a natural part of living in the fire adapted landscapes of the West. Be safe this #wildfire season by preparing your family before smoke is in the air. Visit epa.gov/smoke-ready-to for resources. #SmokeReady #FireAdapted “- WA DNR

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/28/2020 0045 PT

 

CA WILDFIRES | SIT REP | JULY 27, 2020

Here are the wildfires that are burning in the State of California. With the State set ablaze, there are too many to list them out either indvidually or nationally.

Here is the Sit Rep for Monday, July 27, 2020.

ADAMS FIRE

Lassen-County. Level 3 (Go NOW) evacuations in effect. 600 acres. 5% contained.

BADGER FIRE

CAL FIRE-Siskiyou Unit. 4 miles N of Yreka.  Timber, brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. 557 acres. 95% contained. 27 personnel. 2 crews, 1 engine. $3.9 Million CTD.

CALDWELL FIRE

Modoc County/Modoc NF. 46,082 acres. 20% contained.

GOLD FIRE

CAL FIRE-Lassen-Modoc Unit. IMT/CAL FIRE Team 4. 5 miles S of Adin.  Timber. Moderate fire behavior with torching and smoldering. Homes threatened. Evacuations and other closures in effect. 21,870 acres. 60% contained. 2,172 personnel. 43 crews, 181 engines, 18 helicopters.  13 structures lost. $12,9 Million CTD.

HOG FIRE

CAL FIRE-Lassen-Modoc Unit. IMT 1/CAL FIRE Team 3. 10 miles W of Susanville. Timber and brush. Min fire behavior. Creeping and smoldering. Community of Lake Forest and other structures under direct. Evacuations and other closures in effect.   9,545 acres. 55% contained. 1,883 personnel. 35 crews, 155 engines and 13 helos.  2 structures lost. $22 MIllion CTD.

IRIS FIRE

USFD-Inyo NF. IMT 2 (CA Team 13). 3 miles S of Aspen Springs. Timber and brush. Min fire behavior. 120 acres. 90% contained. 300 personnel. 5 crews, 10 engines and 3 helos. $2.7 Million CTD.

JULY COMPLEX FIRES

USFS-Modoc NF. IMT 1. (CA Team1) and IMT 2. (Team 12). 3 separate fires. 36 miles NW of Canby. Timber, brush and grass. Active fire behavior with running. Homes and habitat threataened. Evacuations and other closures in effect.  15,458 acres. 30% contained. 1,484 personnel. 37 crews, 82 engines, 4 helicopters. $3.5 Million CTD.

MILEPOST 21 FIRE

BIA-Hoopa Valley Tribe. 3 miles S of Weitchpeck. Timber. Min fire behavior with smoldering. Transferred command from IMT 2 (CA Team 11) back to the local unit occurred on Monday. 100 acres. 90% contained. 150 personnel. 2 crews, 4 engines. $1.6 Million CTD.

PLATINA FIRE

CAL FIRE-Shasta-Trinity Unit. 20 miles SW of Redding. Chaparral, brush, short grass. Min fire behavior. 340 acres. 99% contained. 17 personnel. 2 engnes. $1.9 Million CTD.

RIDGE FIRE

Los Angeles County, in Gorman.   Start 7/27/2020.  Off Old Ridge Route Road. Quail Lake.  It was first reported as a 2-acre fire with heavy fuels. It was quickly escalated from a 1st to a 2nd Alarm brush fire. LA Co FD PIO, USFS-Angeles NF. Incident Cooperators:  LA Co FD, USFS, LA City FD, CAL Trans Distrit 7, CHP. LEVEL 3 evacuations in effect for those south of Hwy 138 as of 1730 PT.  310 acres. 40% contained.

Fire had jumped to the north side of Hwy 138.  Forward progression stopped around 1930 PT. Tankers that have been making great impact have been Tankers 914 VLAT, along with Tankers 72, 76, 78, 18, 19, 12, 10, 4.  LA City Fire 4.

Credit | LA Co Fire Ops

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2 structures reported as damaged.  Firefighters will continue to work around the clock to gain 100% containment.   The terrain is steep and rugged.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/27/2020 2300 PT

NEW! | OKANOGAN WILDFIRES SPARKED IN EASTERN WASHINGTON STATE | 1

WA WILDFIRES

There are multiple wildfires that were sparked in Okanogan County, Washington this evening, which several of them are still burning.  Here is one sit rep fro all of the fires.

ANGLIN FIRE

A wildfire was sparked in Anglin in Okanogan County, Washington today.

Resources AA 4TS AR 7409 AR 7411 BC 91 BC 92 C 93 Capt 692 (IC) DIV 2 DNR 33 E 21 E 691 E 692 H 339 H 911MR HB 624CK HI 7101 HI 7106 HI 7109 NC 7303 SO 27 SO 7206 SO 7207 SO 7210 W Zone 10 were disaptched at 1733 PT. Resources had arrived around 1759 PT.

Fire is listed around 100 acres.

Possibly to turn into a complex fire due to multiple wildfires in the near proximity of one another. Type 3 IMT has been ordered.

RED CROSS SHELTER LINE —-> 509-670-5331.

CAYUSE ROAD FIRE

A fast-moving  wildfire is burning near SR 20 at Cayuse Mountain Road, east of Tonasket.  An EVACUATION ALERT has been given which will only be the one they will receive says the Emergency Operations Center.

Resources FL20 HI7103 HI7105 and SO60 to be dispatched at 1722 PT this evening.  They arrived on-scene around 1752 hours PT.  Incident Cooperators include WA EOM,

Fire behavior is active, running with a high potential rate of spread to the north.

Air resources are dipping out of nearby Spectacle Lake. | Credit | WDFW

Spectacle Lake

About .25 acres of grass have been burned.

LEVEL 3 EVACUATIONS (GO NOW!) —>  Cayuse Mountain and Island Mountain.  EVACUATE towards Havillah Road.

GREEN FIRE

Another wildfire has been sparked in the Okanogan County called the GREEN FIRE, which has burned about 300 acres of grass, brush, slash and timber heading northeast of Omak.  The fire started near Tunk Creek and JH Green Roads.  This fire is also burning to the north.

Resources include AA 4WA, FB244, FB245, FP18, R342, R171PL and 3 tankers on order.

Houses, powerlines and intrafrustructues are threatened. Update | Several poles have already been damaged. PUD is on-scene trying to maintain power to the Tun Valley Firea area.

LEVEL 2 EVACUATIONS —> Chwiliken Road and JH Green Roads.

LONG LAKE FIRE

The LONG LAKE FIRE started on Sunday, July 26, 2020 and prompted the dispatch of fire resources to be dispatched at 1506 PT.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

“Heads up! In addition to the heat today, there is a Red Flag Warning in effect for the western slopes of the central Cascades. With warmer temperatures, it is equally as important to be careful with any sources of ignition, especially around dry fuel! #wawx” – NWS Seattle

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“Are you smoke ready? Wildfires and smoke are a natural part of living in the fire adapted landscapes of the West. Be safe this #wildfire season by preparing your family before smoke is in the air. Visit epa.gov/smoke-ready-to for resources. #SmokeReady #FireAdapted “- WA DNR

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These are developing wildfires.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/27/2020 2050 PT