* OOA * AZ Wildfire #PineryFire | 2

DOUGLAS, Ariz. – A  wildfire named the Pinery Fire is burning approximately 32 miles southeast of Wilcox;  12 miles east of Douglas in Cochise County and about 60 miles northeast of Sierra Vista.

Location

The fire started on private land in Pinery  Canyon and moved on to the Chricahua National Monument (Pinery Canyon Chiricahua Mountains) and onto the Coronado National Forest lands.

Cause

It is a human-caused wildfire that started on Saturday, May 12, 2018 around 1330 hours MST.  The exact ignition is unknown and under current investigation.

Pinery Fire - Cochise County

Photo Credit: AZ State Forestry Division

Command

This incident is in a Unified Command with AZ DOF and Fire Management, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Coronado National Forest.

Staffing

Firefighters from the USFS (Coronado National Forest), AZ Department of Forestry and the National Park Service are under the Fire Command of a Type 1 IMT.

There are currently four crews, 15 engines assigned (per NIFC).

Fire resources were initially dispatched at 1338 hours MST with BN 3-2, CAP 3-2, DOUGLAS Engines 362 and 307.

Incident Cooperators

Incident Cooperators include the Green Valley Fire, Fry Fire District, Cochise County Sheriff Office, Coronado National Forest, National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service.

Photo Courtesy: Coronado NF

Current Conditions

Fire behavior is active, however it is currently being held at 1200 acres of dry vegetation, grasses, timber and brush with 0% containment status.

Firefighters are working challenges today including higher winds and warm temps.

Around 2200 hours MST on Saturday night, the Sheriff’s Office ordered pre-evacuations for the White Tail Canyon area for about eight homes.  The fire was said to still be burning in very steep and rugged terrain making it challenging for wildland firefighters.

Cost-To-Date

Costs-to-Date have reached $100,000 for fire suppression and containment expenses.

 

Social Media

We are using the following hashtags for this incident.  #AZwildfire2018 #PineryFire

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* OOA * AZ Wildfire #PineryFire | 1

DOUGLAS, Ariz. – A  wildfire named the Pinery Fire is burning approximately 32 miles southeast of Wilcox and 12 miles east of Douglas in Cochise County.  The fire started on private land in Pinery  Canyon and moved on to the Chricahua National Monument (Pinery Canyon Chiricahua Mountains) and onto the Coronado National Forest lands.

Fire resources were initially dispatched at 1338 hours MST with BN 3-2, CAP 3-2, DOUGLAS Engines 362 and 307.

It is a human-caused wildfire that started on Saturday, May 12, 2018 around 1330 hours MST.  The exact ignition is unknown and under current investigation.

Pinery Fire - Cochise County

Photo Credit: AZ State Forestry Division

Resources

Firefighters from the USFS (Coronado National Forest), AZ Department of Forestry and the National Park Service are assigned to this incident.

This incident is in a Unified Command with AZ DOF and Fire Management, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Coronado National Forest.

Equipment and additional resources include:  five SEATS (Single-engine Airtankers), four heavies, three helicopters, an AA and a lead plan.  There are seven engines, two IA crews and two hotshot crews.   Four more hotshot crews are on order.

Incident Cooperators include the Cochise County Sheriff Office, Coronado National Forest, National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service.

 

Current Conditions

The fire has burned 1200 acres of dry vegetation, grasses and brush with a 0% containment status.  Evacuations have been completed of the Chiricahua National Monument.

The campgrounds in the area have been evacuated and area road closures are in effect. This also includes Onion Saddle.

The current fire weather as of 2135 MST on Saturday, May 12, 2018 is a clear night with winds at 11 mph and a RH of 24%.  Temps are expected to be on Sunday, May 13 at a high of 88*F and a low of 56*F in the evening.  Temps are due to rise by next week in the low to high 90’s.

Social Media

We are using the following hashtags for this incident.  #AZwildfire2018 #PineryFire

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

 

 

 

* OOA * CA Wildfire #VolcanFire | 1

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. –  A wildfire is burning on Volcan Road and Farmer Road, just north of the community of Julian, California.

Location

The fire was reported on May 10, 2018, near Volcan Mountain and East of Warner Springs and west of Borrego Springs.  It was said to be moving at a slow rate of spread in a steep and inaccessible area to crews.

Cause

The cause was said to be due to a downed plane.  Those on the ground were said to have not spotted that type of evidence.

Threats

No homes were in the area and no other structures were under direct threat.

Closures

On May 11, 2018, the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve was closed due to the small brush fire that had started the night before and had been closed.  Around 1843 hours, the Twin engine Beechcraft Duchess had been located.

Containment Status

The fire was held at 12 acres with a 30% containment status.  Around 1056 hours, Fire officials said containment had been increased to 55% but they were still unable to reach the plane crash site.

The conditions or number of souls on board are unknown at this time.

Resources

There were approximately 130 firefighters on May 12th, as they continued to construct containment lines to mopping up the area.

Fire resources responded from CAL FIRE’s San Diego unit.

Resources were required to hike in a .25 mile to the fire’s edge to reach the fire line.  They were faced with warm temps and very steep terrain.

(c) 2018 NW Fire   Blog

U.S. Active Wildfires | April 6, 2018

ROCKY MOUNTAIN AREA

There were 16 new wildfires which 2 of them became new large incidents.  All fires are out in this region.

COUNTY ROAD 56 FIRE | 1,783 acres.  100% contained.  0 resources. $1,000 CTD.  (CO) C&L lands.

ROCK FIRE | 300 acres.  100% contained.  25 total personnel.  9 engines.  $1,000 CTD. C&L lands.

SOUTHERN AREA

There was 574 new wildfires with 7 of them being new large incidents, while 11 are still considered not contained in the Southern area. in TX, FL, SC, OK and NC.

GREENWAY FIRE | 16 miles SE of Naples (FL). Florida FS.  Southern rough Minimal fire behavior.  17,957 acres.  95% contained.  Total 15 personnel.  2 engines. 4 structures destroyed. $399,000 cost-to-date (CTD).

FM 294 FIRE | 10 miles SE of Claude (TX). TX A&M FS.  Tall grass. Active fire behavior with single-tree torching and creeping. Structures under direct threat. 14,824 acres. 80% containment.  8 total personnel.  1 engine. 5 structures lost.  $1,000 CTD. Private land.

As of April 6, 2018, there have been 12,754 wildfires with a combined total of 530,488 acres scorched.  In 2017, at this time of year there were 14,529 fires with a total of 2,180,154 acres.  2018 is also down from 2016 acreage destroyed.

FIREBREAK 56 | 8 miles east of Mexico Beach (FL).  Florida FS.  Southern rough.  Minimal fire. 8,080 acres. 90% containment status.  48 total personnel.  11 engines. $294,000 CTD.

SPOONBILL FIRE | 30 miles east of Naples (FL).  Big Cypress NP.  Southern rough and tall grass.  Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.  Area closures in effect.  1,843 acres. 40% contained.  43 total personnel.  1 crew. 2 helicopters.  $200,000 CTD.

CONTEXT FIRE | 3 miles NW of Homestead (FL). Everglades NP.  1,047 acres.  25% contained.  53 total personnel.  1 crew.  7 engines.  1 helicopter.  $230,000 CTD.

COLONY FIRE |  1 mile east of Colony (OK).  BIA – Concho Agency. 586 acres.  60% contained.  116 total personnel.  1 crew.  22 engines.  $400,000 CTD.

GREENWOOD 2 FIRE |  7 miles west of Jamestown (SC).  Grancis Marion & Sumter NF.  450 acres.  60% contained.  18  personnel.  5 engines. 1 helicopter.  $8,000 CTD.

OLD BLADE LINE FIRE |  10 miles SE of Lakes Wales (FL).  Florida FS.  450 acres.  60% contained. 1 person on staff.  1 engine.  $89,000 CTD.

FOBB CREEK FIRE |  5 miles NE of Daisy (OK).  OK DOF – SE area.  420 acres.  80% containment status.  4 personnel.  2 engines. $4,000 CTD.

COUNTY LINE FIRE |  11 miles east of Tahlequah (OK). OK DOF – Northeast area.371 acres.  97% contained.  4 personnel. 2 engines. $7,000 CTD.

HAIRPIN FIRE |  12 miles NE of Clayton (OK).  OK DOF – East Central area.  182 acres.  71% contained.  4 personnel.  2 engines. $1,000 CTD.

WINDY LANE FIRE | 175 acres.  80% contained. 9 personnel.  6 engines.  $4,000 CTD.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

 

 

Kitsap County Hit by Fire | 1

KITSAP COUNTY, WASHINGTON | A late night fire hit the County on Friday, March 30th said to be located on the Point in the Kingston area.  Fire Officials stated response was delayed due to the fire not being reported until it was fully engulfed by flames.

Resources | Fire crews from North Kitsap Fire and Rescue responded with multiple tenders.  One civilian reported that it was a tanker that responded but fire officials quickly provided the Public with the correct information.

Details of the initial fire being reported via the Public on Social Media brought the fire to light.  Eyewitness counts were also uploaded to various Twitter and Facebook pages.  The Fire agency did not appear to have a PIO assigned to the incident nor an immediate report as to what was happening until around 2200 hours PDT.

Cause | The cause is unknown at this time and we are unsure if there is a FIU Investigator for this Agency or if it through the County or if there has one that has been assigned yet.

Current Fire Conditions | It was stated on the Fire Agency’s Social Media pages that the fire was under control and that there were some obstacles with suppression and containment efforts.  Some of those included narrow roadways, poor access to the fire ground and water supply issues due to the lack of fire hydrants in the area.   Locals have stated fire crews have told them they will be doing fire watch throughout the night and address any potential hot spots that may flare up.

Evacuations |  Neighbors self-evacuated as a precaution.  Others were told to evacuate when friends/family members could see flames across the water in nearby Edmonds, about ten-plus miles away.

(Video Credit | Wayne Marshall ) Reposted with written permission.

Damage Assessments | The Kingston home was completely destroyed and is a loss to the homeowner.  Reports from locals state this was an older cabin that had many additions built on to it over the years and was said to be unoccupied possible summer cabin due to the owners living in Seattle.

There were no reports of casualties/injuries to civilians or firefighters.

How to Be Fire Smart |  Having a fire hydrant near your home, whether a summer home or a permanent residence can reduce your insurance rating which helps with lower insurance premiums and assists Firefighters to getting water on the structure more quickly.  Currently, businesses and residences that are located within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant reap the benefits of a rating of a insurance rating of 5.

Check with your Insurance company to see how you and your neighbors can tell you what Fire/Wildfire Prevention tips can help drastically reduce your insurance costs, assist Firefighters and protect your home against fire.  Become #FireSmart today.

ABOUT NORTH KITSAP FIRE & RESCUE

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue is made up of 33 paid career,12 volunteer-intern and 6 home volunteer(respond from home) firefighters.  They provide fire service to about 19,935 residents in an approximate 46-square mile area that includes Kingston, Suquamish, Hansville, Indianola and Miller Bay.

They have a total of five stations that are fully staffed.

Firefighters responded to about 3,052 incidents with approximately 64% of them being dispatched as EMS calls.

(Details are based upon 2017 stats)

To find out more about this County Fire Agency, check them out on their website here –> http://www.nkfr.org/about-us/

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

 

U.S. National Wildfire Activity Log | March 6, 2018

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | Wildfire activity has picked up nationally and we are here to share what’s happening in the Fire World.  The National Preparedness Level remains at a Level 1.

According to the records kept by the National Interagency Fire Center, there have been 6,547 wildfires for a total of 138,478 acres compared to 2017’s 7,542 wildfires and a total of 215,677 acres. (as of March 2, 2018)

ARKANSAS – OKLAHOMA INTERAGENCY COORDINATOR CENTER (AR/OK)

#MayFire | NW of Woodward, Oklahoma.  Harper County.  OKCNA District.  15 acres. Dispatched @ 1004 hours.

#OoptimaFire | Unknown location.  Fire incident resources OKOKS.  Limited Information.

#PolecatFire | 1 mile north of Bell, Oklahoma.  Adair County.  OKCNA District.  0.1 acres.  Forrest Blackbear, IC.  Dispatched @ 1230 hours.

#PattersonFire | 2 miles NNE of Oark, Arkansas.  Johnson County.  PH District.  12 acres.  Dispatched @ 1344 hours.   Jeff Henderson IC4 as of 1430 hours.  Fire contained @ 1800 hours.

#CoyoteTrailFire |  Coyote Trail, OK.  Pottawatomie County.  OKSHA District.  0.1 acre.  Dispatched @ 1402 hours.

#PowerlineFire  | 7 miles west of Hagarville, Arkansas.  Pope County.  BP District.  1 acre.  Grass and Timber.  Dispatched 1412 hours.  Will Hunter IC at 1445 hours.  Containment at 1634 hours.

#NoraFire |  Unknown location.   Osage County.  OKOSA District.  5 acres.  Dispatched at 1423 hours.

#AntiochFire | Unknown location.  Garvin County.  OKCHA District.  0.1 acre. Dispatched at 1504 hours.

#McConnellFire | 2 miles NW of Zion, Arkansas.  Johnson County.  PH District. 19 acres.  Dispatched at 1547 hours.  C Highfill IC @ 1720 hours.  Contained at 1800 hours.

#KubotaFire | Unknown location in Arkansas.  Searcy County.  ARBUP District.  5 acres. Dispatched 1552 hours.  Contained at 1900 hours.

#Hwy14PowerlineFire | 2.5 miles NW of Fifty Six, Arkansas.  Stone County.  SYL District.  Dispatched 1602 hours.  Brady Johnson ICT4 at 1630 hours.  Contained at 1829 hours.  1 acre.

#RedMoonFire | 2.1 miles north of Hammon, Oklahoma.  Custer County.  OKCOA District.  Dispatched at 1606 hours.  Cole Ivey IC.  343.5 acres.

#LongOakFire |  Unknown location.  Comanche (OK) County.  OKANA District.  10.3 acres.  Dispatched at 1609 hours.  O Cleveland, IC.

#OnionPrairieFire | Unknown location in Oklahoma.  Osage County.  OKS District.  1 acre. Dispatched at 1633 hours.

#FlynnFire | 1 miles east of Bell, Oklahoma.  Adair County.  OKCNA District.  28.3 acres. Dispatched at 1715 hours.  Forrest Blackbear, IC @ 1715 hours.

#RoperRoadFire | Unknown location in Oklahoma.  Ellis County.  OKS District. Dispatched 1722 hours.  0.1 acre.

#GreenfieldFire | 1 mile north of Bell, Oklahoma.  Adair County.  OKCNA District.  1.7 acres.  Dispatched at 1800 hours.  Forrest Blackbear, IC @ 1600 hours.

ARIZONA DISPATCH CENTER (AZ)

#CattleFire | 93 MM 45, Arizona.  0.1 acre.  Dispatched 1004 hours.  Contained/Controlled at 1140 hours.

#MarshallGulchFire | Marshall Gulch, Arizona.  0.1 acre. Dispatched 1408 hours.  Contained/Controlled at 1410 hours.

FLAGSTAFF DISPATCH CENTER (AZ)

#Kendrick1Fire | Unknown location, Arizona.  Dispatched @ 1225 hours.

CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST (CA)

#RainbowFire |  3050 Rainbow Valley Road.  Mutual Aid call.  Dispatched @ 1459 hours PST.

FEDERAL INTERAGENCY COMM CENTER (CA)

#RichardFire | Hwy 74 & Richard Road, Perris, CA.  Dispatched 1235 hours PST.

MISSOURI  IOWA COORDINATION CENTER

#WolfFire | Texas County Forest Service.  Dispatched @ 1506 hours.

ALBUQUERQUE INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER (NM)

#TrackFire | Isleta, NM.  Dispatched @ 1424 hours. Contained @  1455 hours.  Controlled at 1525 hours.

#StrehauserFire | Unknown location.  Dispatched @ 1518 hours.  Contained @ 1640 hours.  Controlled @ 1731 hours.  Fire out @ 1737 hours. E671 and D7 responded.

#SouthSFFire | San Felipe Pueblo, New Mexico.  Dispatched @ 1556 hours.  Contained/Controlled @ 1610 hours. 0.25 acres.

ALAMOGORDO DISPATCH CENTER (NM)

#LoaderFire | Copper Ridge, New Mexico.  Dispatched @ 1244 hours.  1 acre.

#LeeTrevinoFire | Outlaw/Alto Village, New Mexico.  Dispatched @ 1305 hours.  0.25 acres.

#SanSimmonFire |  Unknown location, New Mexico.  Dispatched @ 1408 hours.  53 acres.  Fire has been contained and under control.

TAOS INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER

#StrohauerFire | NE of Clayton, New Mexico.  Dispatched @ 1615 hours.  40 acres.  State and local resources on scene.

PUEBLO INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER (CO)

#ClarkCountyFire | 5 miles SW of Ashland (Clark), Kansas.  Dispatched @ 1156 hours.  Human caused. 1,500 acres. Resources on-scene.  Unknown containment status or current fire conditions.

#AdamLaneFire |  2 miles south of Alamosa (Alamosa County).   Dispatched @ 1633 hours on 3/4/2018.  Contained on 3/5/2018 @ 0922 hours.  Human caused.  0.1 acre.

KENTUCKY INTERAGENCY COORDINATION CENTER (KY)

#PondLickFire | Dispatched @ 2010 hours. Limited information.

MICHIGAN INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER (MO)

#BigCreekFire | Big Creek (Oscoda County), Missouri.  Dispatched @ 1528 hours.

MISSOURI IOWA COORDINATION CENTER (MO, IA)

#HighwayTFire | Private property (Phelps County).  Dispatched @ 1329 hours.  8.4 acres.

NORTH CAROLINA INTERAGENCY COORDINATION CENTER (NC)

#FlowerGapFire | Unknown location.  Dispatched 1740  hours.  5 acres. Light flashy and fire fuels.

#TruckFire | Unknown location.  Dispatched @ 1320 hours.  0.3 acres.

#WolfPitFire |  Unknown location.  Private property on Grandfather Road.  Dispatched @ 1559 hours on 3/4/2018.  .25 acres.

#49Fire | Uwharrie Road in Davidson County.  Dispatched @ 1127 hours on 3/4/2018. 0.3 acre.

ALBUQUERQUE INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER (NM)

#TR2Fire | Hwy 47 and TR2.  Dispatched @ 1529 hours.  Contained @ 1553 hours. 0.1 acres.

#PJFire | Sandia Ranger District.  Dispatched @ 0703 hours.  100 acres.

#TR76Fire | Isleta.  Dispatched @ 1453 hours on 3/4/2018.  Contained @ 1550 hours on 3/4/2018.  Controlled @ 1439 hours.

Sources | WildCAD, NIFC

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – 2120 PST | Updated 2130 PST

U.S. National Wildfire Activity Log | March 5, 2018

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | Wildfire activity has picked up nationally and we are here to share what’s happening in the Fire World.  The National Preparedness Level remains at a Level 1.

According to the records kept by the National Interagency Fire Center, there have been 6,547 wildfires for a total of 138,478 acres compared to 2017’s 7,542 wildfires and a total of 215,677 acres. (as of March 2, 2018)

ARKANSAS – OKLAHOMA INTERAGENCY COORDINATOR CENTER (AR/OK)

#LittleGreasyFire | 7 miles SE of Red Rock (Noble County), Oklahoma.  OKPAA District.  13 acres. Dispatched at 1430 hours on 3/4/2018.

#FulsomFire | 8.5 miles NE of Okemah (Okfusekee County), Oklahoma.  OKOMA District. 62 acres.  Dispatched at 1043 hours on 3/4/2018.

 

ARIZONA DISPATCH CENTER (AZ)

#WhitlowFire | Elephant Butte.  Dispatched @ 1510 hours on 3/4/2018.

FLAGSTAFF DISPATCH CENTER (AZ)

#NonStat A/C #2 Fire | Unknown location.  Dispatched @ 1400 hours on 3/4/2018.  Out @ 1405 hours on 3/5/2018.

PHOENIX INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER (AZ)

#RodeoFire | Bylas.  Dispatched @ 1515 hours.  Resources:  SCA, E5863.  0.1 acres.

TUCSON INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER (AZ)

#WhiteRockFire | White Rock Campground (CNF).  Dispatched @ 0718 hours 3/5/2018 and out at 0819 hours.  0.1 acre.

CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST (CA)

#Observatory002Fire | Observatory Campground.  Dispatched @ 1732 hours.

DURANGO INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER (CO)

#318Fire | Unknown location.  Dispatched @ 1601 hours.  4 acres.

 

PUEBLO INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER (CO)

#ClarkCountyFire | 5 miles SW of Ashland (Clark), Kansas.  Dispatched @ 1156 hours.  Human caused. 1,500 acres. Resources on-scene.  Unknown containment status or current fire conditions.

#AdamLaneFire |  2 miles south of Alamosa (Alamosa County).   Dispatched @ 1633 hours on 3/4/2018.  Contained on 3/5/2018 @ 0922 hours.  Human caused.  0.1 acre.

KENTUCKY INTERAGENCY COORDINATION CENTER (KY)

#PondLickFire | Dispatched @ 2010 hours. Limited information.

MICHIGAN INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER (MO)

#BigCreekFire | Big Creek (Oscoda County), Missouri.  Dispatched @ 1528 hours.

MISSOURI IOWA COORDINATION CENTER (MO, IA)

#HighwayTFire | Private property (Phelps County).  Dispatched @ 1329 hours.  8.4 acres.

NORTH CAROLINA INTERAGENCY COORDINATION CENTER (NC)

#FlowerGapFire | Unknown location.  Dispatched 1740  hours.  5 acres. Light flashy and fire fuels.

#TruckFire | Unknown location.  Dispatched @ 1320 hours.  0.3 acres.

#WolfPitFire |  Unknown location.  Private property on Grandfather Road.  Dispatched @ 1559 hours on 3/4/2018.  .25 acres.

#49Fire | Uwharrie Road in Davidson County.  Dispatched @ 1127 hours on 3/4/2018. 0.3 acre.

ALBUQUERQUE INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER (NM)

#TR2Fire | Hwy 47 and TR2.  Dispatched @ 1529 hours.  Contained @ 1553 hours. 0.1 acres.

#PJFire | Sandia Ranger District.  Dispatched @ 0703 hours.  100 acres.

#TR76Fire | Isleta.  Dispatched @ 1453 hours on 3/4/2018.  Contained @ 1550 hours on 3/4/2018.  Controlled @ 1439 hours.

 

 

TENNESSEE INTERAGENCY COORDINATION CENTER (TN)

#TireFire | Hwy 68.  Dispatched @ 3/4/2018 @ 1803 hours.  Devore IC.  .25 acres.

VIRGINIA INTERAGENCY COORDINATION CENTER (VA)

#JenningsCreekFire | Unknown location.. Dispatched @ 1030 hours on 3/4/2018. 0.1 acres on Glenwood Ranger District in Botetourt County. Forest Service.

CASPER INTERAGENCY DISPATCH (WY)

#WadesFire | Unknown location.  Dispatched @ 1152 hours.

Sources | WildCAD, NIFC

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – 2030 PST

U.S. National Wildfire Activity Log | March 4, 2018

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | Wildfire activity has picked up nationally and we are here to share what’s happening in the Fire World.  The National Preparedness Level remains at a Level 1.

According to the records kept by the National Interagency Fire Center, there have been 6,547 wildfires for a total of 138,478 acres compared to 2017’s 7,542 wildfires and a total of 215,677 acres. (as of March 2, 2018)

ARKANSAS – OKLAHOMA INTERAGENCY COORDINATOR CENTER (AR/OK)

#HawkinsFire | OKWEA District in Seminole County.  2.8 acres. Dispatched @ 1533 hours.  Unknown current fire status.

#LandfillFire |  Near White Eagle, OK in the OKPAA District in Kay County.  0.5 acres. IC effective 3/4/2018.  Dispatched @ 0924 hours. Unknown current status.

#GocartFire | Limited info.  Dispatched @ 0824 hours.

#SparkFire | Located in OKANA in Comanche County.  Dispatched @ 0814 hours. Limited info.

ARIZONA DISPATCH CENTER (AZ)

#ElphantButteFire | Location/acres, etc limited.  Dispatched at 1510 hours. Unknown current status.

FEDERAL INTERAGENCY COMM CENTER (CA)

#VidalFire | State Hwy 62, milemarker 232. 0.1 cres. Dispatched @ 1257 hours. Unknown status.

PUEBLO INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER (CO)

NOTE:  Extended Staffing has been increased for Stations 3, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11.

#Rabbit2Fire |  14 miles south of Granada (Prowers County), CO.  Human caused.  9,700 acres. Resources on-scene. Dispatched 1020 MST.

#ForestRidgeFire | 4 miles south of Kiowa (City) in Elbert County.  Human caused. 374 acres. Resources on-scene.  Dispatched @ 1201 MST.

SOUTH CAROLINA INTERAGENCY COORDINATION CENTER (SD)

#KeepersBranchFire | C-148, Francis Marion.  Unknown resources on-scene.  300 acres. Dispatched @ 1236 hours.

TENNESSEE INTERAGENCY COORDINATION CENTER (TN)

#Hwy68Fire | Hwy 68.  Unknown exact location or city.  Dispatched @ 1803 hours.

Sources | WildCAD, NIFC

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – 1630 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

 

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