MILL FIRE | Arizona | 3 | Final Update

CROWN KING, Arizona | A wildfire broke out on Monday, May 6th around 1115 hours MST, which is located near Silver Dollar Spring and Logan Mine Spring and about eight miles southwest of Crown King, Arizona.

Air tanker dropping retardant over the Mill Fire

Air tanker dropping fire retardant right over the Mill Fire in Arizona. | Courtesy: Inciweb

CAUSE

It ignited from an unknown cause that is still under undetermined and under investigation.

FUELS

Fire fuels include but are not limited to:  brush, scrub oak, juniper and grass. The environment is also very dry.  179 acres have been completely destroyed.

Photo taken about a mile south of Weaver Mountain Center, looking to the east

Photo taken about a mile south of Weaver Mountain Center, looking to the east | Courtesy: Inciweb

RESOURCES

The area is so remote, helicopters have been shuttling around firefighters from Staging to the fire ground and back out again.

Air tankers have been dropping retardant to try to slow the forward progression of fire.

There are approximately 162 personnel assigned to this incident on the day the fire started on Monday but have been reduced down to 70 on Tuesday.

There is a Type 3 IC (Castro) also in Command with the PIO Delores Garcia.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

With a heavy emphasis on fire suppression and containment efforts, fire crews successfully reached a 50% containment status on Tuesday afternoon.  Fire Managers reported no fire growth today which is great news.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Weather conditions include isolated thunderstorms and gusty winds.

INJURIES

None have been reported at the time of this post.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

There were no structures under threat or damaged.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using hashtags #AZwildfire2019 #nwfb_azfires #millfire

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OUT-OF-AREA | AZ Wildfire | Mill Fire | 2

UPDATE | Humidity and cooler temperatures have significantly reduced fire activity tonight. Firefighters have been flown out of the immediate fire area and will be flown in tomorrow. Interior heat and gusty winds a concern for tomorrow.  2110 hours MST. (Source:  BLM AZ Wildfire)

CROWN KING, Arizona | A wildfire broke out on Monday, May 6th around 1115 hours MST, which is located near Silver Dollar Spring and Logan Mine Spring and about eight miles southwest of Crown King, Arizona.

Photo taken about a mile south of Weaver Mountain Center, looking to the east

Photo taken about a mile south of Weaver Mountain Center, looking to the east | Courtesy: Inciweb

RESOURCES

The area is so remote, helicopters are shuttling around firefighters from Staging to the fire ground.

Air tankers have been dropping retardant to try to slow the forward progression of fire.

There are approximately 162 personnel assigned to this incident, along with a request for a Type 3 IMT on order.

FIRE OPERATIONS

There is active fire behavior.  It has grown from 30-50 acres (last reported at 1500 hours MST) to 162 acres as of 1935 hours MST.  It is being reported as a very fast-moving wildfire.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

There is a zero containment status, but fire crews are working tirelessly in trying to stop the fire as it continues to destroy grass and brush in its path.

The area  is considered to be very difficult and remote with resources being flown in to and out of the area.  The danger looms while air resources are working from above and facing current gusty windy conditions out of the south.

As of 2000 hours MST, temps were at 59*F, with a RH of 36% and visibility at 10 miles.  Winds are reportedly coming from south at eight miles-per-hour.  (Source:  The National Weather Service @ 1935 hours MST).

CAUSE

The cause is unknown at this time and under investigation.

INJURIES

None have been reported at the time of this post.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using hashtags #AZwildfire2019 #nwfb_azfires #millfire

You can also find us on Twitter @nwfireblog and Instagram “The NW Fire Blog”.

For those who are following us here on our “Official” Blog, thank you!  If you are just reading our post for the first time or have returned to read this post and others – we thank you as well. 

If you don’t know us yet, we are based out of the northwest and cover mostly wildfires, structure fires, disasters and other happenings.  Additionally, we also cover stories outside of the northwest and beyond, such as this post.  We loooove anything that has to do with fires, no matter where type they are or located. 

Thanks again and may you be safe wherever your journey may take you.  We hope you enjoyed this post as much as we did. – Ed.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 5/6/2019 @ 2115 PDT

OUT-OF-AREA | AZ Wildfire | Mill Fire | 1

CROWN KING, Arizona | A wildfire broke out on Monday, May 6th around 1115 hours MST, which is located near Silver Dollar Spring and Logan Mine Spring and about eight miles southwest of Crown King, Arizona.

Photo taken about a mile south of Weaver Mountain Center, looking to the east

Photo taken about a mile south of Weaver Mountain Center, looking to the east | Courtesy: Inciweb

RESOURCES

The area is so remote, helicopters are shuttling around firefighters from Staging to the fire ground.

Air tankers have been dropping retardant to try to slow the forward progression of fire.

There are approximately 162 personnel assigned to this incident, along with a request for a Type 3 IMT on order.

FIRE OPERATIONS

There is active fire behavior.  It has grown from 30-50 acres (last reported at 1500 hours MST) to 162 acres as of 1935 hours MST.  It is being reported as a very fast-moving wildfire.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

There is a zero containment status, but fire crews are working tirelessly in trying to stop the fire as it continues to destroy grass and brush in its path.

The area  is considered to be very difficult and remote with resources being flown in to and out of the area.  The danger looms while air resources are working from above and facing current gusty windy conditions out of the south.

As of 2000 hours MST, temps were at 59*F, with a RH of 36% and visibility at 10 miles.  Winds are reportedly coming from south at eight miles-per-hour.  (Source:  The National Weather Service @ 1935 hours MST).

CAUSE

The cause is unknown at this time and under investigation.

INJURIES

None have been reported at the time of this post.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using hashtags #AZwildfire2019 #nwfb_azfires #millfire

You can also find us on Twitter @nwfireblog and Instagram “The NW Fire Blog”.

For those who are following us here on our “Official” Blog, thank you!  If you are just reading our post for the first time or have returned to read this post and others – we thank you as well. 

If you don’t know us yet, we are based out of the northwest and cover mostly wildfires, structure fires, disasters and other happenings.  Additionally, we also cover stories outside of the northwest and beyond, such as this post.  We loooove anything that has to do with fires, no matter where type they are or located. 

Thanks again and may you be safe wherever your journey may take you.  We hope you enjoyed this post as much as we did. – Ed.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 5/6/2019 @ 2115 PDT

VEGETATION FIRE | #Highway Fire |Update #6

Corona CA | Near Prado Basin

FIRE SIT REP

Update as of 1745 Hours PDT.

Acreage has now bee increased to 1020 from earlier reports of 938 with a 35% containment status.

AIR QUALITY

Heavy smoke will hang in the air for the next few days.  Those with allergies or sensitive to smoke should remain indoors.

RESOURCES

The number of resources have increased since CALFIRE’s last update last night around 2145 Hours PDT.  Here is a new count of resources on the fire ground.

  • 335 Firefighters
  • 34 Engine companies
  • 16 Overhead personnel
  • 2 Helicopters
  • 2 Air tankers
  • 14 Fire crews
  • 2 Water tenders
  • 2 Bulldozers

Incident Cooperators on scene are:

  • OES
  • Red Cross
  • CALFIRE/Riverside
  • CALFIRE/San Diego
  • CALFIRE/San Bernardino
  • CalEMA
  • Chino Valley Independent Fire District
  • City of Corona FD
  • Orange County Fire Authority
  • Pechanga FD
  • Riverside City FD
  • Riverside County FD
  • Riverside County Sheriffs Office

EVACUATIONS STATUS

Evacuations orders have been lifted for Bluff Road, Stagecoach Road, Homestead Road as of 00:00 Sunday, April 19, 2015.

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Road closures of River Road and Bluff, Bowden and Corridon, Smith and Rincon will be lifted at 6:00 p.m. tonight

 

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VEGETATION FIRE | Highway Fire |Update #5

Corona CA | Near Prado Basin

FIRE SIT REP

Update as of 1350 Hours PDT.

AIR QUALITY

Heavy smoke will hang in the air for the next few days.  Those with allergies or sensitive to smoke should remain indoors.

RESOURCES

The number of resources have increased since CALFIRE’s last update today at 1210 Hours PDT.  Here is a new count of resources on the fire ground.

  • 540 Firefighters
  • 54 Engine companies
  • 28 Overhead personnel
  • 2 Helicopters
  • 2 Air tankers
  • 23 Fire crews
  • 2 Water tenders
  • 2 Bulldozers

Incident Cooperators on scene are:

  • OES
  • American Red Cross
  • CALFIRE/Riverside
  • CALFIRE/San Diego
  • CALFIRE/San Bernardino
  • CalEMA
  • Chino Valley Independent Fire District
  • City of Corona FD
  • Orange County Fire Authority
  • Pechanga FD
  • Riverside City FD
  • Riverside County FD
  • Riverside County Sheriffs Office

TRAVEL ADVISORIES

Drivers are being cautioned to drive slowly due to low lying smoke and fire equipment working in the area.

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VEGETATION FIRE | Highway Fire |Update #4

Corona CA | Near Prado Basin

FIRE SIT REP

Update as of 1140 Hours PDT.

The fire has been remapped out with 938 acres with a 25% containment status.  Firefighters continue with agressive fire suppression efforts.

AIR QUALITY

Heavy smoke will hang in the air for the next few days.  Those with allergies or sensitive to smoke should remain indoors.

RESOURCES

The number of resources have increased since CALFIRE’s last update last night around 2145 Hours PDT.  Here is a new count of resources on the fire ground.

  • 335 Firefighters
  • 34 Engine companies
  • 16 Overhead personnel
  • 2 Helicopters
  • 2 Air tankers
  • 14 Fire crews
  • 2 Water tenders
  • 2 Bulldozers

Incident Cooperators on scene are:

  • OES
  • Red Cross
  • CALFIRE/Riverside
  • CALFIRE/San Diego
  • CALFIRE/San Bernardino
  • CalEMA
  • Chino Valley Independent Fire District
  • City of Corona FD
  • Orange County Fire Authority
  • Pechanga FD
  • Riverside City FD
  • Riverside County FD
  • Riverside County Sheriffs Office

EVACUATIONS STATUS

Evacuations orders have been lifted for Bluff Road, Stagecoach Road, Homestead Road as of 00:00 Sunday, April 19, 2015.

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Highways 71 and 91 are open.

 

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VEGETATION FIRE | Highway Fire |Update #3

Corona CA | Near Prado Basin

FIRE SIT REP

Firefighters spent Saturday night, April 18, 2015, working to try to contain the fast-moving wildfire. Steep and difficult terrain has impacted their efforts but additional resources have arrived and area working to aid their hardworking efforts.

At 00:00, the fire was listed at 300 acres with a 15% containment status.  Evacuations were lifted at 0600 Hours on April 19, 2015.

The cause is still unknown and is under investigation.

RESOURCES

The number of resources have increased since CALFIRE’s last update last night around 2145 Hours PDT.  Here is a new count of resources on the fire ground.

  • 335 Firefighters
  • 34 Engine companies
  • 16 Overhead personnel
  • 2 Helicopters
  • 2 Air tankers
  • 14 Fire crews
  • 2 Water tenders
  • 2 Bulldozers

Incident Cooperators on scene are:

  • OES
  • Red Cross
  • CALFIRE/Riverside
  • CALFIRE/San Diego
  • CALFIRE/San Bernardino
  • CalEMA
  • Chino Valley Independent Fire District
  • City of Corona FD
  • Orange County Fire Authority
  • Pechanga FD
  • Riverside City FD
  • Riverside County FD
  • Riverside County Sheriffs Office

EVACUATIONS

Evacuations orders have been lifted. Evacuations of residents on Bluff Road, Stagecoach Road, Homestead Road.

UPDATE

We are waiting to hear back from CALFIRE after a briefing was around 0800 to get a new update and see what the day holds for air support and fire tactics.

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