#HayCreekFire | OR | Update 1

UPDATE 1 – 10/9/2017 2150 hours PDT

The Hay Creek Fire started after 1600 hours on Friday, October 6, 2017, when it was ignited grass and timber.  The fire is located about three miles northwest of Weston Station in Oregon.

Initially, Oregon Department of Forestry’s Northeast OR District was first due in responding with four engines with two of them headquartered out of the Pendleton area, one from the Wallowa local unit and the fourth out of La Grande. Additionally, the landowners along with the East Umatilla Rural Fire Department, Tribal Fire, Pendleton Fire, MIlton – Freewater Fire, the USFS, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Oregon State Police (OSP).

The fire was said to have reached 74 acres that was contained late into the evening.  Highway 204 was temporarily closed as the fire encroached on to the highway but was later reopened.

A cause is unknown and is still under investigation.

Fire Images are courtesy of the ODF.

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog

WA WILDFIRES | 4 | JUNE 28 2017

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

YAKIMA COUNTY

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South Wenas Fire (Courtesy: Yakima Co OEM)

South Wenas Fire NEW!

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

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

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

SPOKANE COUNTY

Straight Hollow  NEW!

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

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

Resources: 2 personnel.  2 helicopters. BLM.

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

CTD:  $200,000.

CHELAN COUNTY

Spartan Fire

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

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

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

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

Social Media:  #SpartanFire #WAwildfire

DOUGLAS COUNTY

Southern Canyon Fire

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

 

WA WILDFIRES | 3 | JUNE 27 2017

LIGHTNING SPARKED WILDFIRES IN WASHINGTON STATE

CHELAN COUNTY

 

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

Spartan Fire

Resources:  There are 160 personnel deployed on this fire.

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

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

170626 Spartan Fire

Photo Credit: Holly Krake, USFS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social Media:  #SpartanFire #WAwildfire

DOUGLAS COUNTY

Southern Canyon Fire

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

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

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

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

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

Kingsbury: 30 acres.

Francis Canyon:  300 acres.

Wood:  60 acres.

Straight Hollow  1,400 acres.

Press Release

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

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

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

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

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

 

WA WILDFIRES | 2 | JUNE 27 2017

CHELAN & DOUGLAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE

LIGHTNING SPARKED FIRES

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

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

CHELAN COUNTY WILDFIRES

#AlcoaFire

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

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

No update as of yet fro June 27th.

#SpartanFire

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

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

DOUGLAS COUNTY WILDFIRES

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

#SoutherlandFire

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

No update yet for Tuesday, June 27th.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

 

WA WILDFIRES | NEW! | JUNE 26 2017

CHELAN & DOUGLAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE

LIGHTNING SPARKED FIRES

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

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

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

CHELAN COUNTY WILDFIRES

#AlcoaFire

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

I have never been closer to a wildfire.

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

– Photographer Kristen Horner

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

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

#SpartanFire

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

DOUGLAS COUNTY WILDFIRES

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

#SoutherlandFire

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

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

WEATHER ALERT!

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

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

 

Frey Gulch Fire | Colorado | Update 2

Updated @ 10:15 AM PDT – 11:15 AM MDT

FREY GULCH FIRE

The Frey Gulch Fire was spotted on the afternoon on  Saturday, October 8, 2016, prompting a large wildland fire response launched via air and ground resources.

Credit: Red White and Blue Fire Protection District’s Captain Tim Caldwell

The Alta (Utah) Hot Shots are taking the lead with fire management and have a few hand crews assigned to this incident and supported by the Monument Helitack unit.

The fire is approx  22 acres.

Today will focus on getting a containment line around the fire and possibly conducting some burnout operations on the interior.  The Fire Department says it could be days before the fire/smoke is completely out.

About Lake Dillon Fire Rescue

The Department is a fully professional, all-hazards emergency-response agency based in Summit County, Colorado.

Credit: LDFR Engineer Kyle Iseminger

Lake Dillon Fire provides progressive and high quality emergency medical, fire, hazardous material, technical rescue and wildfire services utilizing a professional cadre of 46 commissioned firefighters, 13 Fire Corps volunteers and 11 civilian employees.

The department operates out of three response stations in Frisco (Station #2), Dillon (Station #8) and Keystone (Station #11). An administrative office (Station #10) is located in Silverthorne.

Currently, the district serves approximately 17,500 permanent residents and upwards of 100,000 visitors and second homeowners during peak periods. The District encompasses approximately 110 square miles and has a response area of approximately 290 square miles.

About Red White and Blue Fire Protection District

This Department is an all-hazard emergency response career fire department with 3 shifts working 24/7 from 3 stations:   Main  (station #6), North (station #4) and South (station #7).  They are located in Breckenridge (Summit County), Colorado.

The Agency responds to Wildland fires within in their District.  Wildland firefighting equipment includes: 3 Type 4 brush trucks, 1 4WD wildland urban interface engine and 2 Type I 4WD  tenders available throughout their response areas.

Firefighters respond to mostly EMS calls.  They are staffed with cross-trained firefighter/paramedics on every shift, allowing them the ability to efficiently and effectively provide the highest level of response and care to their unique resort community.

Personnel include 8 Fire Captains, which 4 are also Paramedics, 9 Driver Operators, 11 Firefighter Paramedics,  11 Firefighters, 3 Battalion Chiefs and 14 Chiefs/Officers/Administration staff.

They also provide public education programs, including Risk Watch, wildfire education, community CPR classes, tours of their historic museum and early firefighting equipment, and a car seat safety program.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

NEW: Frey Gulch Fire | Colorado | Update 1

Updated @ 1910 PDT – 2010 EDT

FREY GULCH FIRE

The Frey Gulch Fire was spotted on the afternoon on  Saturday, October 8, 2016, prompting a large wildland fire response launched via air and ground resources.

Photo Credit: Michelle Abbott (Perm Granted)

The fire is burning in the County Shooting Range near Silverhome of Summit County, Colorado and listed at 15-20 acres at the moment with an unknown status.

Video of the first initial hour of the fire incident. Credit:  Lake Dillon FD.

We have reached out to the Red White and Blue Fire Protection District for an update to see if it has been completely contained or is still burning.  We are awaiting their response.

Photo Credit: Red White and Blue Fire Protection District (CO)

There was said to be only less than 25 fire personnel from Lake Dillon Fire Rescue, USFS and Red White and Blue Fire Protection District on-scene.  Summit County Sheriff’s Office also assisted as an Incident Cooperator.

Lake Dillon Fire Rescue captured this great video of a Forest Service Type 1 Helicopter making some serious drops, assisting ground resources.  Credit:  LDFD.

Media was reporting said the FD stated the fire appeared much worse than it was.  However, the RWB Fire Protection District called for a second alarm about 2:51 pm MDT.

Cause is unknown at this time.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Caribou – Targhee NF (ID) Sept 7 2016

Two lightning caused fires (Black and Carrot) are burning on the Caribou – Targhee National Forest lands managed by the Palisades Ranger District that were detected on 2 different dates.

 

BLACK FIRE

The Black Fire is located 10 miles NW of Swan Valley, Idaho and is currently at 606 acres with 12 personnel assigned to this incident along with 2 engines and 1 helitack crew.

Fire crews will continue to work on contingency lines as the weather has been favorable with cloud cover and cooler temps.

Poster Describing Management Objectives of the Black Fire

This fire was detected on August 19, 2016, around 0300 hours.

 

CARROT FIRE

The Carrot Fire was detected on August 13th in the area SE of Coyote Meadows Trailhead in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness managed by the Teton Ranger District in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

To the west of the fire, outside of the wilderness area, 3 hand crews, a fuels crew, 2 engines, and 2 masticators are working on enhancing a fuel break along existing roads .

Excavator improving Rammel Mountain Road #254

Showing the successful results of a Masticator. (Courtesy:  Inciweb)

There was 70 personnel working on this incident today.

The fire has burned 576 acres but fire crews are currently working under favorable weather conditions of cooler temps and cloud.

 

 

 

CURRENT FIRE DANGER

“Fire Danger is very high in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Snake River Plain and in the Mountains.” says the Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center.

Current Preparedness Levels are a Level “4” for the Eastern part of Idaho along with the Great Basin.  Nationally, the Fire Preparedness Level is at a “3”.

 

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Both Fires:  #IdWILDFIRE  #NWFireBlogID

 

 

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ID ACTIVE WILDFIRES | SITREPS | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015

AVERY COMPLEX [New Complex!]. Complex consists of four separate fires on the

Active Fire on the Marble Creek Fire

Active fire on the Marble Creek Fire. [Credit: Donald Fitka]

St. Joe Ranger District – Marble Creek, Breezy, Crater and the Pretty Fires. Southeastern portion of St. Joe Ranger District. Start 8/11/15 @ 1400 PDT IC:  Mark Rosenthal, Great Basin Team 3, Type 2 Incident Command Team428 Personnel. 5176 Acres. 20% Contained.

BOBCAT FIRE. [New!] Approximately 15 miles north of Salmon, ID onthe Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. Start 8/14/15 @ 1600 PDT. Lightning caused. 1 personnel.  237 Acres. 91% Contained.

CAMPBELL’S FIRE. [New!] Located in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, 10 miles southeast of Dixie, ID. Start 8/13/15 @ 1745 PDT by lightning. 29 Personnel. 7821 Acres. Campbell’s Fire now includes Burnt Knob is showing increased spread in upper Trout Creek on to Highline Ridge.

Photo showing the Campbells Fire

Fire crews on the Campbells Fire. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

CLARK FORK COMPLEX.  6 fires in Complex.  6 miles NE and 9 mi. S of Clark Fork, Idaho; 5 mi. N of Noxon, MT.  Start 8/13/15 @ 1500 Hours.  is a combination of 6 fires burning on the Idaho Panhandle and Kootenai National Forests in northern Idaho and northwestern Montana. The Complex is being managed by Diane Hutton’s Northern Rockies Wildland Fire Management Team.  173 Personnel.  15,744 Acres. 75% Contained.  Demobilizing overhead, equipment and divisions. Continually to patrol, holding, rehab along private & USFS boundaries.

CLEARWATER-MUNICIPAL COMPLEX. Complex consists of a group of fires in Clearwater, Idaho and Lewis Counties in northern Idaho. Start 8/10/15 @ 1315 Hours.  Lightning caused. Clearwater Complex merged with the Municipal Complex. Lawyer 2 Fire:   41,195 acres 80% Contained. Municipal Fire:  1,770 acres 100% Contained.  Fisher Fire:  18,889 Acres.  100% Contained.  Lolo 2 Fire:  6200 Acres.  80% Contained. Old Greer:  73 Acres. 100% Contained.302 Personnel. 68,1276 Acres. 90% Contained.

ELEVENMILE FIRE.  [New!] 17 miles west of Challis.  Start 8/24/15.

Gabe Medina – Sawyer HTF: “It’s Been a Good Day” [Courtesy: Inciweb]

Lightning. 10,387 Acres. 20% Contained. The East side of Yankee Fork is hottest with open flame burning heavy timber in the snow. Crews will extinguish hot spots along the fire’s edge for the next several days.Camp crews will establish a new spike camp in Bonanza campground to minimize travel time and reduce the risk associated with driving. 588 Personnel.  17 Crews. 7 Helicopters. 15 Engines.

LARKIN COMPLEX. [New!]. Complex includes a combination of lightning caused fires burning in the vicinity 30 miles NE of Pierce, ID. The active fires are Snow Creek:  3270 Acres.  WolfPack Fire:  1370 Acres.  Heather Fire:  2085 Acres.  Minnesaka Fire:  450 Acres.Roaring Fire:  100 Acres.  Start 8/17/15 @ 1430 Hours. 4 Personnel.  7550 Total Acres.

Crews on the Woodrat fire begin their hike uphill from Reflection Inn on Saturday, Aug. 29.

Crews on the Woodrat fire begin their hike uphill from Reflection Inn on Saturday, Aug, 29, 2015. [Credit: Borg Hendrickson]

LAST INCH FIRE. [New!] Glover Creek/Woesner Ridge and into West Fork of Floodwood Creek drainage. Start 8/12/15 @ 1657 Hours. 66 Personnel.  689 Acres. 78% Contained. Reinforce existing dozer line & dig handline where appropriate.

 

LOCHSA COMPLEX. [New!] Consists of 12 fires on the S side of the Lochsa River drainage from Warm Springs to the Selway River. Start 8/15/15 @ 2045 Hours. 5535 Acres. Active Fires in Complex:  Sponge Fire:  5100 Acres.  Lone Lake Fire:  220 Acres. Airstrip Fire:  1425 Acres.  Grit Fire:  525 Acres.  Lone Knob Fire:  460 Acres.  Horse Camp Fire:  570 Acres. Fire Creek Fire: 1210 Acres.  Structure protection continues for Wilderness Gateway Campground and outfitter area, the Fish Lake airstrip and cabin and Gold Meadows, as well as Horse Camp cabins.

Six firefighters work on a steep slope on a containment line.

Firefighters work on a containment line on a steep slope on the Last Inch Fire. [Credit: Mariah Wieske-Ormsby]

MIDDLE FORK COMPLEX.  Consists of The Waterfall Fire, Stoddard Fire, Roaring Harbor Fire and Alpine Fire.  In the N Fork Ranger District.  Start 8/11/15 @ 2000 Hours.  2 Personnel. 5199 Acres. Lightning caused. In monitoring stages.

MOTORWAY COMPLEX – JAY POINT – BOULDER FIRES.  Consists of fires Woodrat Fire, Slide Fires  near Syringa, Lowell, and Powell ID. Others may have limited or are not staffed within this Complex. 627 Personnel.  16,854 Acres. 30% Contained. Jay Point-Boulder Fires.   Jay Point Fire:  Located 1 mi downriver from Powell Ranger Station.Boulder-2 miles from Lolo Pass.  Start 8/17/15 @ 1315 PDT.

Functional Crew In-briefing on the Woodrat fire Saturday, Aug. 29.

Crew Briefing on the Woodrat Fire [Credit: Borg Hendrickson]

Lightning caused.   . Goal is to keep the Jay Point Fire from progressing north and east, away from corporate and private lands and the town of Powell and Highway 12.In essence, turn it back to the wilderness.Boulder Fire:  In the SW area of the fire, opportunities to construct line utilizing heavy equipment will be investigated. 95 Personnel. 8016 Acres.  25% Contained.

RAPID FIRE. [New!] 12 miles southeast of McCall, Idaho, east of Jug Handle mountain.. Start 8/14/15 @ 0800 Hours by Lightning. IC:  The fire is being managed by the Stephens Nevada Type 3 Team121 Personnel. 9617 Acres. 40% Contained.Continue to patrol on the west and south flanks. Continue to rely on aerial resources to support ground resources and suppress new fire growth in the Maloney Lake area.

 

Part of a helicopter crew, from Alberta Canada.

Part of a Helicopter Crew from Alberta Canada assigned on the Selway Complex. [Credit: Inciweb]

SCURVY MOUNTAIN FIRE.  Start 8/21/15 1130 Hours.  28 miles E & NE of Pierce, Idaho.  527 Acres.  4 Personnel. 3 North Fork Fires have been contained:  Rock Fire, Pot Lake Fire and Little Wash. Work continues to contain a NEW FIRE Siwash Fire, located near Elk Mountain. The Forest has detected 280 Fires burning nearly 130,000 Acres of land.

SELWAY COMPLEX.  Start 8/10/15 @ 1900 Hours.  Elk City and Red River areas of Idaho.  530 Personnel.  83,337  Acres.  The Selway Complex, the Red River Complex and the Elk City Complex (7 fires totally 83.337) are being reported on this ICS-209. The Slide Fire acres are a new addition today.

Snow on the Tepee Springs Fire

Snow has fallen on the Tepee Springs Fire on Sunday, September 6, 2015. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

TEPEE SPRINGS FIRE.  Start 8/12/15 @ 0730 Hours.  Along the river, the fire is 3 miles east of Riggins and 1 mile east of French Creek.  1008 Personnel. 94,655 Acres. 60% Contained.

TOWER FIRE.  Colville and Idaho Panhandle National Forests. The Tower Fire and six smaller fires are all part of the Kaniksu Complex. 791 Personnel. 24,296 Total Acres. 35% Contained.

Fires consist of:  Tower Fire: 791 Personnel. 24,372 Acres, 35% containment. Located 6 miles northeast of Usk, Wash., and 6 miles west of Priest Lake, Idaho. Onata Creek Fire: 546 acres, 91% containment. Located about 8 eight miles east, southeast of Ione, Wash.  Grease Creek Fire: .609 Acres. Located east of Sullivan Lake.  Hall Mountain Fire: 39 acres. Located on Hall Mountain. Slate Creek and South Fork Slate Creek Trail fires: 1 acre and 167 acres respectively. Located near the northwest boundary of Salmo-Priest Wilderness.  Baldy Fire: 515 acres, 100% containment. Located 6 miles north of Ione, Wash.

Feller Buncher on Marble Creek Fire

Feller Buncher on the Marble Creek Fire. [Credit: Kyande Anderson]

WILDERNESS COMPLEX. [New!] Selway-Bitteroot Wilderness.  Start 8/21/15 @ noon. Lightning caused. Consists of 8 fires in Complex but these are the most active fires:  Active fires within the Complex include Roll Creek Fire:  7800 Acres. Rock Point Fire:  250 Acres. Meeker Fire:  2400 Acres.  Baily Fire:  1525 Acres.  Army Mule Fire:  5400 Acres.  Barren Fire:  1205 Acres.  Wahoo Fire:  650 Acres.6 Personnel. 19,295 Total Acres. Fire sizes will be updates when IR imagery is available.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

Disclaimer:  We do not lay claims to the FireImages in this post and have given the Photo Credits to its original creators as best as we can.  We do not accept responsibility for misinformation as stated by the Courtesy or Photo Credits given.

ID ACTIVE WILDFIRES | SITREPS | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015

CLARK FORK COMPLEX.  6 fires in Complex.  6 miles NE and 9 mi. S of Clark Fork, Idaho; 5 mi. N of Noxon, MT.  Start 8/13/15 @ 1500 Hours.  188 Personnel. 15,744 Acres.

CLEARWATER-MUNICIPAL COMPLEX. Complex consists of a group of fires in Clearwater, Idaho and Lewis Counties in northern Idaho. Start 8/10/15 @ 1315 Hours.  Lightning caused. Clearwater Complex merged with the Municipal Complex. Lawyer 2 Fire:   41,195 acres 80% Contained. Municipal Fire:  1,770 acres 100% Contained.  Fisher Fire:  18,889 Acres.  100% Contained.  Lolo 2 Fire:  6200 Acres.  80% Contained. Old Greer:  73 Acres. 100% Contained.302 Personnel. 68,127 Acres.  90% Containment.

JAY  POINT – BOULDER FIRES.  Jay Point-One mile downriver

Jay Point Fire along the Locsha River.

Jay Point Fire along the Locsha River. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

from Powell Ranger Station.Boulder-2 miles from Lolo Pass.  Start 8/17/15 @ 1315 PDT.  Lightning caused.  147 Personnel. 8016 Acres.  25% Contained.

Community Meeting:  The Motorway Complex will be holding a community meeting at The Three Rivers Resort in Lowell on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. This will be a great opportunity to hear about the progress that has been made thus far on the multiple fires in the area. There will also be members of the Incident Management Team available to answer questions.

MIDDLE FORK COMPLEX.  North Fork Ranger District.  Start 8/11/15 @ 2000 Hours.  5199 Acres. In monitoring stages.

MOTORWAY COMPLEX.  Consists of fires Woodrat Fire, Slide and Jay Point Fires  near Syringa, Lowell, and Powell ID. Others may have limited or are not staffed within this Complex. 539 Personnel.  16,843 Acres. 30% Contained.

SCURVY MOUNTAIN FIRE.  Start 8/21/15 1130 Hours.  28 miles east and northeast of Pierce, Idaho.  520 Acres.  Firefighters are in mop-up operations.

SELWAY COMPLEX.  Start 8/10/15 @ 1900 Hours.  Elk City and Red River areas of Idaho.  431 Personnel.  93,770  Acres.  The Selway Complex, the Red River Complex and the Elk City Complex (7 fires totally 93,770 acres) are being reported on this ICS-209. The Slide Fire acres are a new addition today.

TEPEE SPRINGS FIRE.  Start 8/12/15 @ 0730 Hours.  Along the river, the fire is 3 miles east of Riggins and 1 mile east of French

Flames along Salmon River Road

Flames along Salmon River Road. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

Creek. At the head, the fire is in Little Slate Creek, and one mile east of Chair Mt. Lookout-4 miles west of Florence. 1157 Personnel.  94,655 Acres.  45% Contained. 31 Crews.  10 Helicopters. 56 Engines.

TOWER FIRE.

Colville and Idaho Panhandle National Forests.

790 Personnel. Fires consist of:  Tower Fire: 24,372 Acres, 12% containment. Located 6 miles northeast of Usk, Wash., and 6 miles west of Priest Lake, Idaho. Onata Creek Fire: 546 acres, 39% containment. Located about 8 eight miles east, southeast of Ione, Wash.  Grease Creek Fire: 609 acres. Located east of Sullivan Lake.  Hall Mountain Fire: 39 acres. Located on Hall Mountain.
Slate Creek and South Fork Slate Creek Trail fires: 1 acre and 167 acres respectively. Located near the northwest boundary of Salmo-Priest Wilderness.  Baldy Fire: 515 acres, 100% containment. Located 6 miles north of Ione, Wash.  Firefighters are patrolling the smaller fires but the majority of firefighting resources are assigned to the Tower Fire.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog