WILDFIRE ACTIVITY REPORT | OREGON

WILDFIRE ACTIVITY REPORT | SEPT 21, 2020

Here is the State of Oregon Wildfire Activity Report for Monday, September 21, 2020.  This covers all wildfire activity and smoke reports from Sunday 0800 PT until 2000 hours PT on Monday for all incidents across the State.

Incidents are listed by each time resources were dispatched via each Communications Center.

1551 PT | RITTER FIRE | 7.1 miles north of Long Creek. 680 acres. Grass, brush, juniper and sage. Resources on-scene. john Day Interagency Dispatch Center.

1321 PT | 0926 PR FIRE | Off of the 2730 RD.  0.1 acre. Contained/controlled and out at 1432 PT. Central OR Interagency Dispatch Center.

1321 PT | 0925 NW  | Lapine. False Alarm.

0913 PT | 0924 PR FIRE | Off of the 300 Road. 0.1 acre. Contained/controlled at 1257 PT. Out at 1432 PT.  Central OR Interagency Dispatch Center.

 

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/21/2020 1950 PT

WILDFIRE ACTIVITY REPORT | WASHINGTON

WILDFIRE ACTIVITY REPORT | SEPT 21, 2020

Here is the Washington State Wildfire Activity Report for Monday, September 21, 2020.  This covers all wildfire activity and smoke reports from Sunday 0800 PT until 2000 hours PT on Monday for all incidents across the State

Incidents are listed by each time resources were dispatched via each Communications Center.

September 21, 2020

1605 PT | YALE FIRE |  Yale Road. Spokane County.  0.1acre.  Grass, brush and reproduction. IC 7411. Patrol status.  NE WA Communications Center.

1306 PT | HWY 20 PIT  | False Alarm. Hwy 20. Concrete. False alarm. Not WA DNR jurisdiction. Northwest DNR Region.

1212 PT | OYSTER DOME |  Oyster Dome. Skagit County. 1 acre. No fire located.

1200 PT | BOISE CREEK FIRE | 0.1 acre. Grass, timber and brush. IC HOB1. Contained 1300 hours PT. Controlled 1350 hours PT. South Puget Sound Dispatch Center.

0815 PT | BULLDOG FIRE | Bulldog Mtn. Ferry County. 0.7acre.  Grass, brush, reproduction, timber, slash, logs and duff.  Resources on-scene at 1055 PT.  CAD showing as an open incident. NE WA Communications Center.

September 20, 2020

2138 PT | BRENDER CANYON | Smoke Check.  Second Canyon.  Fire units unable to locate anything in the area.  Central WA Communications Center.

2124 PT | PETE LAKE | Smoke Check. Kittitas County.  Nothing found.  Central WA Communications Center.

2115 PT | LAKE GOODWIN | 7700 block x 143rd Place NW, Lake Goodwin in Snohomish. 0.1 acre. Patrol Status.  Northwest DNR Region.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/21/2020 1935 PT

BOBCAT FIRE | CALIFORNIA | SIT REP 1 | UPDATE

BOBCAT FIRE

SIT REP 1 | SEPTEMBER 19, 2020

Update 9/19/2020 1955 hours PT

Holding the fire along a road

Photo Credit | USFS

The BOB CAT FIRE is burning on the West Fork of the San Gabriel Canyon at Cogswell Dam on the Angeles National Forest in California.  It started on Sunday, September 8th around 1221 hours PT.  Cause is unknown and under investigation.

Fire has burned 91,017 acres of chaparral, brush and tall grass.   Fire crews have reached a 15% containment status.  Earlier this morning, some evacuation orders were lifted.  However, by 1421 hours (2:21pm), fire behavior began to take off again prompting emergency evacuations.

NEW INFORMATION | Evacuation Warnings –> South of Pearblossom Hwy; East and North of Angeles National Forest Hwy, North and West of Mt Emma Road; East and South of Hwy 122; West of Cheseoboro Road. – LA County FD (9/19/2020 1955)

OTHER AREAS | Chilao; CAL TRANS Yard, 3 Points area; Angeles Christian Camp; Crystal Lake; South of 138th St East; North of Big Pines Hwy and Hwy 2; West of 263rd East; East of Largo Vista Roadd (Issued 9/19 1440 PT)

AQUEDUCT | South of Pearblossom Hwy (SR 138); North of Big Pines; East of 165th ; West of Largo Vista Roadd

WARD | North of Fort Tejon Rd; south of Avenue V; East of 87th E; West of 121th Street East

LONGVIEW | South of Avenue 12, North of Aqueduct; West of 165 Street East and East of 121st Street East

TEJON | South of Tejon Road; North of Cooley Place; East of 89th Street East; West of Longview Road

PEACH | North of Pallett Creek; South of West 114th Street; East of Longview Road; West of 165th Street

CIMA BLOCK | 96th East to 116th SE; Fort Tejon Road south to SR 2

JUNIPER BLOCK | 116th East to Devis Punchbowl Road; Fort Tejor Road to SR 2

PUNCHBOWL BLOCK | Devils Punchbowl Road; Fenner Camp

PARADISE BLOCK | Fenner Camp to intersection of SR 2; Big Pines

A Red Cross Evacuation Shelter is located at the Palmdale High School at 2137 East Avenue R, Palmdale, California 93550.

CLOSED is the first evacuation point at Santa Anita Park.  Assistance needed? Contact the Disaster Distress Hotline at 1-800-675-5799.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/19/2020 1635 PT / Updated 1955 PT

AUGUST COMPLEX | CALIFORNIA | SIT REP 1

AUGUST COMPLEX | HUMBOLDT and MENDOCINO Counties

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Photo Credit | USFS

SIT REP 1 | September 19, 2020

Operations in the Hull Mountain area - Sept. 11, 2020. US Forest Service photo.

INCIDENT SUMMARY:

The AUGUST COMPLEX is made up of several wildfires include the DOE FIRE that is burning on the Mendocino National Forest in counties of Humboldt and Mendocino.

The incident started on August 16, 2020 in the Mendocino National Park.

“This is the State’s largest wildfire. Ever.” – CA Fire Foundation

UNIFIED COMMAND:

Command is Unified Command with Mendocino National Forest, CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit and the Humboldt Del Norte Unit.

Almost a million acres or more accurately 832,891 acres have been destroyed from this lightning-caused wildfire.  Fire crews have reached a 30% containment status.

mountain on fire and with smoke from an angle

Doe Fire

RESOURCES:

There are 2,149 total personnel assigned to the incident along with 52 crews that represent from 4 Fire Agencies.  Additionally, there are 17 helicopters, 195 engines, 72 dozers and 49 water tenders, which is so unheard of in the past but more common in today’s world.

Incident Cooperators | Humboldt County OES, Yolo-Solano AQMD, South Metro Fire Rescue, Shasta-Trinity NF, Mendocino NF, CA Fire Foundation, Six Rivers NF,  County of Sonoma, Red Cross, Swinteron Renewable, Sarasota County FD, San Lorenzo Valley Water District, BLM California.

HEARD FROM THE FIRE GROUND 

Firefighters have been for the last month fighting multiple lightning caused wildfires, with this one being the biggest in the State of California. Ever. Here are the eyewitness accounts from the fire ground first hand through photos and despictions.

Photo Credit | CAL FIRE AEU

After fighting fires for the past 24 days, AEU Strike Team 9272C is leaving the LNU Lightning Complex and now heading to their 4th fire assignment since August 18th. They took a moment to recognize 9-11 heroes today before their next assignment.

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Photo Credit | SCG Emergency Services

Sarasota County Fire Department Wildfire Mitigation Specialist David Cavanaugh is temporarily assigned to the August Complex fire near Stonyford, California. Thank you David for all your hard work keeping others safe!

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Photo Credit | Flower Mound MD 

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On today’s 24 hour shift at the #AugustComplex West Zone, Strike Team 139 has been assisting other hand crews with back burning operations. These operations use fire to remove fuels between the containment line and the active fire.

Photo Credit | South Metro Fire Rescue

BRE41’s wildland team is working the night shift on the #AugustComplex fire in #California under the Redding Command Team. Firefighters are setting up sprinkler systems for structure protection. This system is setup in a nearby creek to protect 10 homes. Briefings held virtually.

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Photo Credit | McKinney Fire (TX)

The MFD crew in California coming off a 24-hour shift on the line at the August Complex Fire. The crew spent the day doing structure protection prep — then shifted to a massive 2 mile firing operation all night. #californiafires #wildfires2020 #TIFMAS  

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Photo Credit | US Army North #JFLCCCresponds @USArmyNorth (Twitter)

Every single foot of hose must be carried in & placed by hand to help reinforce dozer lines & prepare for burnout operations-14th BEB Soldiers & USFS wildland firefighters are working together to build fire lines, remove fuels & slow the spread of the August Complex fire.

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Photo Credit | Fort Worth FD

Strike team #139 which includes 8 of #yourFWFD firefighters continues to work the August complex fire in Northern California. We will update as we get information.

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

A NWS Burlington IMET is in the Command Post. This wildfire is near Elk Creek, CA.

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EVACUATIONS:

  • Zone AB: South of the Middle Fork of the Eel River, west of Eden Creek, north of Salt Flat and east of Salt Creek
  • Zone AC: East of Brushy Mountain, south of the fire road on Salt Flat, west of Eden Valley and north of Bald Mountain
  • Zone E: South of the county line, east of the National Forest boundary, north of Forest Highway 7 and west of the county line near the M2.

“In 2020, there was a total of 3,400,000 acres burned. 25 Souls lost their lives.”                         – CA Fire Foundaiton

  • Zone C: North of the M1, East of the National Forest Boundary, south of Forest Highway 7.
  • Zone B: West of Evacuation Zone A, North of Jack Hollow Creek and Thatcher Creek, East of the Middle Fork of the Eel River, South of Green Lambert Canyon through Bentley Basin to the M1 and South of the M1, to include Timber Ridge, and Bentley Ridge, and Hayshed Basin.

  • Zone A: West of the county line, south of Anthony Peak and North of Hull Mountain.
  • Zone F: East of the National Forest boundary near Garcia Creek, South of Thatcher Creek, west of the County Line and North of the County Line on Hull Mountain.
  • Zone H: West of the National Forest Boundary, North of Thomas Creek and the Eel River, East of Twin Bridges Creek, South of Bald Mountain
  • Zone I: West of Elk Creek, South of Deep Hole Creek, North of the National Forest Boundary.
  • Zone J: East of Elk River, north of Deep Hole Creek, east of Eden Valley, south of Thatcher Creek.
  • Zone W: West of the Eel River, north of Deep Hole Creek, east of Eden Valley including the entire valley floor, south of Eden Creek.
  • Lake County:  All areas north of Pack Saddle; west of Lake County line; East of the Lake County line.
View of the fire Sunday evening

Rockwell Fire

EVACUATION WARNINGS:

  • Zone S: South of the County Line, East of Bell Springs Rd, North of Bell Springs Creek and West of the North Fork of the Eel River.
  • Zone Q: South of the County Line, West and North of the North Fork of the Eel River, North and East of Bald Mountain Road.
  • Zone D: South and East of the Eel river, North of Bentley Basin and West of the National Forest Boundary.
  • Zone N: North of the Middle Fork of the Eel River including the Eel River Ranger Station and Black Butte Store, West and South of the National Forest Boundary, East of Williams Creek.
  • Zone U – South of the County Line, east and north of the East Branch of the South Fork of the Eel River, west of Bell Springs Rd.
  • Zone T – South of Bell Springs, east of Bell Springs Rd, north of Iron Peak and Simmerly Rd, west of the Eel River.
  • Zone R – West of and south of Mina Rd, south of the North Fork of Eel River, east of the Eel River.
  • Zone P – South of the County Line, east of Mina Rd, north of Hulls Valley Rd and west of Hulls Creek.
  • Zone O – South of the County Line, east of Hulls Creek, north of Mendocino Pass Rd, and west of Williams Creek
  • Zone L: South and West of Mendocino Pass Rd, West of The Middle Fork of the Eel River, north of Eel River Ranch Rd, East of Hill Rd and Short Creek Rd.
  • Zone K: West and North of the Middle Fork of the Eel River, East of Redwine Spring, South of Hill Rd and Eel River Ranch Rd.
  • Zone X: North of Eden Creek, East of Hearst Willits Rd, South and West of the Eel River.
  • Zone G: West of the County Line, North of the Eel River and Van Aresdale Reservoir, East of the Eel River, South of the National Forest Boundary.
  • Zone AD: South and west of the Eel River, north of Foster Mountain Road, east of the ridge west of Willits Road
  • Zone AE: North of Twin Bridges Creek, east of the Eel River, south of Brushy Creek and west of Brushy Mountain
  • Zone AN: South of Highway 162 and the Eel River, west of Salt Creek, north of Brushy Creek and the Eel River, east of Highway 162.
  • Zone AQ: North of the Eel River, south and east of Highway 162, west of Redwine Spring.
  • Lake County:  Pillsbury Ranch Area; North of M-1; South of Lake county line; East of the Lake County line.
Airtanker support on the Doe Fire

Doe Fire

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Private Driveway to Murphy Creek
  • Bell Springs closed to north bound traffic at Lundblade Ranch Road
  • Mina Road is closed to north bound traffic at the bridge over the North Fork of the Eel River
  • Mendocino Pass Road closed to east bound traffic just east of the Williams Creek Bridge
  • Hearst Willits Road at the bridge, closed to east bound traffic
  • Hearst Willits Road at the Eel River Bridge
  • FH7 at M1 to Eel River

EVACUATION SHELTERS

MENDOCINO COUNTY | Covelo High School, 76280 High School Street, Covelo, CA.

TRINITY COUNTY | Southern Trinity High School, 600 Van Duzen Road.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY | Contact Fire Information line. Phone #707-268-2500 to be connected to available resources.

ANIMAL EVACUATION CENTERS

SMALL ANIMALS | Ukiah Animal Shelter. 298 Plant Road, Ukiah, CA 95482.

SMALL / LARGE ANIMALS | round Valley Rodeo Grounds. 22830 South Airport Road, Covelo, CA.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

There has been 5 structures damaged and 51 destroyed.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/19/2020 1950 PT

RENTON HOUSE SUFFERS EXTENSIVE FIRE DAMAGE

UPDATE | Renton Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire in the 2000 block of SE 18th Street on Saturday afternoon, September 19, 2020.

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First due firefighters reported a fully engulfed two-story residence with an additional brush fire. An initial fire attack ensued while some units were tasked with structure protection of homes in the Rolling Hills neighborhood.

Fire due E313 found heavy smoke and fire in the garage and into the attic compromising the roof of the home.  A quick egress by fire crews limited extension to exposure homes and further damage to the fire structure itself.  The garage itself appeared to be completely destroyed.

The fire is now out and the structure has suffered extensive fire and smoke damage to the garage and to rest of the home.

Resources that responded to this fire represented the Renton Fire Department, Medics and Zone 3 Fire Rehab.

The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire.  The cause and damage assessment of the structure is pending a further investigation by the FIU Investigator.

No  injuries occurred to firefighters or other citizens in the area.

PHOTO CREDIT | RENTON FD PIO

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/19/2020 1815 PT

FIREFIGHTERS FIGHT GARAGE FIRE IN RENTON

RENTON, WASH. | Firefighters are currently fighting a garage fire attached to a two-story residence in the 2000 block of SE 18th Court in the Rolling Hills neighborhood.

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Fire can be seen from those traveling on I-405 near the SR167 interchange and across Boeing airfield.  Battalion 13 reported seeing a thermal column visible from Station 13 at which time requested Dispatch to upgrade the call to a working fire.

First due firefighters reported a fully engulfed two-story residence with an additional brush fire. An initial fire attack ensued with additional incoming engine companies implementing structure protection of nearby homes.

E313 found heavy smoke and fire in the garage and into the attic compromising the roof of the home.  A quick egress by fire crews limited extension to exposure homes and further damage to the fire structure itself.  The garage itself appeared to be completely destroyed.

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Responding include from Renton RFA, King County Medics and the Zone 3 Fire Rehab units.

The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire.  The cause and damage assessment of the structure is pending a further investigation by the FIU Investigator.

No  injuries occurred to firefighters or other citizens in the area.

PHOTO CREDIT | RENTON FD PIO

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/19/2020 1652 PT

BOBCAT FIRE | CALIFORNIA | SIT REP 1

BOBCAT FIRE

SIT REP 1 | SEPTEMBER 19, 2020

Holding the fire along a road

Photo Credit | USFS

The BOB CAT FIRE is burning on the West Fork of the San Gabriel Canyon at Cogswell Dam on the Angeles National Forest in California.  It started on Sunday, September 8th around 1221 hours PT.  Cause is unknown and under investigation.

Fire has burned 91,017 acres of chaparral, brush and tall grass.   Fire crews have reached a 15% containment status.  Earlier this morning, some evacuation orders were lifted.  However, by 1421 hours (2:21pm), fire behavior began to take off again prompting emergency evacuations.

New evacuation orders are as follows:

OTHER AREAS | Chilao; CAL TRANS Yard, 3 Points area; Angeles Christian Camp; Crystal Lake; South of 138th St East; North of Big Pines Hwy and Hwy 2; West of 263rd East; East of Largo Vista Roadd (Issued 9/19 1440 PT)

AQUEDUCT | South of Pearblossom Hwy (SR 138); North of Big Pines; East of 165th ; West of Largo Vista Roadd

WARD | North of Fort Tejon Rd; south of Avenue V; East of 87th E; West of 121th Street East

LONGVIEW | South of Avenue 12, North of Aqueduct; West of 165 Street East and East of 121st Street East

TEJON | South of Tejon Road; North of Cooley Place; East of 89th Street East; West of Longview Road

PEACH | North of Pallett Creek; South of West 114th Street; East of Longview Road; West of 165th Street

CIMA BLOCK | 96th East to 116th SE; Fort Tejon Road south to SR 2

JUNIPER BLOCK | 116th East to Devis Punchbowl Road; Fort Tejor Road to SR 2

PUNCHBOWL BLOCK | Devils Punchbowl Road; Fenner Camp

PARADISE BLOCK | Fenner Camp to intersection of SR 2; Big Pines

A Red Cross Evacuation Shelter is located at the Palmdale High School at 2137 East Avenue R, Palmdale, California 93550.

CLOSED is the first evacuation point at Santa Anita Park.  Assistance needed? Contact the Disaster Distress Hotline at 1-800-675-5799.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/19/2020 1635 PT

ARCHIE CREEK FIRE | OR | SIT REP 5

ARCHIE CREEK FIRE

SIT REP 5 | SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

Keep Oregon Green

Photo Credit | BLM – Roseburg District

INCIDENT SUMMARY.    The ARCHIE CREEK FIRE is burning 20 miles east of Glide and just east of Roseburg in the north Umpqua drainage on the west slope of the Cascades. This is in Douglas County.

CAUSE.    The fire broke out and quickly spread to state, private and federal lands in the State of Oregon on September 8, 2020 from an unknown cause. It is currently under investigation.

CURRENT STATUS.    The fire has burned 130,429 acres, while crews have reached a 25% containment status.

FIRE BEHAVIOR.    Fire behavior is moderate with group torching, short-range spotting and flanking.

OPERATIONS.   About 1,094 personnel along with 19 crews, 39 engines and 4 helicopters are assigned to this incident.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS.    There are 687 homes threatened along 7 other structures damaged.  111  homes and other structures have been destroyed.

RESOURCES.    The following are resources available in the area:

Evacuation Shelter –> Douglas Co Sheriff Office http://www.dcso.com/evacuations

Air Quality –> OR DOEQ http://www.oregon.gov

Road Closures –> http://www.tripcheck.com

Umpqua NF Closures –> https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/umpqua/alerts-notices

COMMUNITY HELP.  There are many ways you can help an impacted community.

Wildland Firefighter Foundation – Helping wildland firefighters and their families, including support for fallen firefighter’s families.

Glide Helping Hands  – Food and Clothing Distribution Center

  • Call 541.733.6860.
  • Leave message on how you wish to help them.

Greater Douglas United Way – Human Services Organization

Douglas Timber Operators / Umpqua Fisheries Enhancement Derby

  • Provides direct relief to communities and individuals
  • Provides financial assistance for food and supplies, etc.
  • Specifically for those impacted by the Archie Creek Fire
  • www://donorbox.org/2020-archie-creek-fire-relief-fund

Saving Grace – Human Services organization

Red Cross – National/International Disaster Relief Organization

  • Staged at the Douglas County Fairgrounds
  • Check for needs

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/18/2020 2245 PT

LIONSHEAD FIRE | OREGON | SIT REP 1

LIONSHEAD FIRE 

SIT REP 1 | SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

Photo Credit | Lionshead Fire Facebook Page

INCIDENT SUMMARY.   The LIONSHEAD FIRE is burning about 20 miles west of Warm Springs, Oregon on BIA lands.

COMMAND.   Command of the fire is under the management of the RM Team 1, an IMT Type 1.   Fire behavior is minimal along with backing, creeping and torching.

CURRENT STATUS.  There has been 192,719 acres of timber and brush. Crews have reached a 10% containment status reached.

RESOURCES.  There are 1,100 personnel with 28 crews, 7 dozers, 28 water tenders, 29 engines and 11 helicopters.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS.   About 280 structures have been lost.  Cost suppression and fire suppression expenses have reached up to $25,000,000.

EVACUATIONS   Level 3 –> Idanha, Detroit, Breitenbus  Level 1 –> Sidwalter area; Miller Flat; 1/2 mile East of Hwy 26, mile markers 91.5-99, 1/2 miles E and W of Hwy between mile markers 99-100.

 

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/18/2020 2215 PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEACHIE CREEK FIRE | OREGON | SIT REP 3

BEACHIE CREEK FIRE

SIT REP 3  | SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The BEACHIE CREEK FIRE is burning 6 miles from Detroit on the Willamette National Forest in the State of Oregon.

Photo Credit | Beachie Creek Fire Facebook Page

CURRENT STATUS

Fire behavior is moderate that is creeping, isolated torching and smoldering.  Multiple structures in several communities along with communications infrastructure are under threat.

Management of the fire is by the SW Team Team 2, an IMT Type 2.

There are 52 personnel along with 16 crews, 32 engines and 7 helicopters assigned to this incident.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

There has been 191,661 acres and 1,288 structures destroyed. Fire crews have reached a 20% containment status.

Cost-to-date expenses have reached $9,340,000 for fire suppression and containment efforts.

 

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/18/2020 – 2145 PT