#ChetcoBarFire | Update 2 | Oct 10 2017

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Chetco Bar Fire is located E/NE of Brookings, Oregon in the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest on the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.  The fire started on July 12, 2017, from lightning.

We are using the hashtags #ChetcoBarFire  #ORwildfire #NWFireBlog  Please join us on our Media Channels on Facebook and Twitter (@nwfireblog).  We’d love to see you there!  Due to fire season not being officially over, we wish you all safety wherever you may travel.

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UPDATE 2 – 10/10/2017

Fire crews are still holding the fire at the same total of burned acres as yesterday (Monday).  There are currently two 20-person hand crews, support engines and a chipper that are continuing with mop-up operations and repair work within the fire perimeter.  An infrared flight on Saturday night indicated a pocket of dispersed heat that indicates a low intensity ground fire that has been creeping and smoldering in thick leaf litter on the forest floor.  Crews are also grading, repairing and seeding the area throughout the fire perimeter. The fire is still being patrolled and any hot spots will be put out.  The fire is at 191,121 acres with a 97% containment status. There are 102 personnel still assigned.

UPDATE 1 – 10/9/2017

There were 402 personnel assigned with 5 crews, 2 helicopters and 10 engines. A BAER team is working on various tests of soils to review for post-fire impacts.  The fire has burned 191,121 acres and there is a 97% containment status.

The fire has said to have burned six homes and 24 other structures, while it has damaged one home and eight other structures.

 

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog

#ChetcoBarFire Still Burning | Oct 9 2017

INCIDENT SUMMARY.  The Chetco Bar Fire is located E/NE of Brookings, Oregon in the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest on the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.  The fire started on July 12, 2017, from lightning.

RESOURCES.  Currently, there are 402 personnel with five crews, two helicopters and 10 engines.  While there are fire crews still working, there is also a Burned Area Emergency Response team or known as a BAER team on-scene assessing post-fire impacts.  They are made up of resource specialists and scientists.  They are also evaluating watershed conditions to determine the potential risk to human life, safety and property.

Chetco Bar Fire Flyover Photos

CURRENT FIRE STATUS.  The fire has burned 191,121 acres and there is a 97% containment status.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT.  The fire has said to have burned six homes and 24 other structures, while it has damaged one home and eight other structures.

SOCIAL MEDIA.  We are using the hashtags #ChetcoBarFire  #ORwildfire #NWFireBlog  Please join us on our Media Channels on Facebook and Twitter (@nwfireblog).  We’d love to see you there!  Due to fire season not being officially over, we wish you all safety wherever you may travel.

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog

NW Fire Chronicles | Bear Butte Fire | 1

OREGON

Fuel loading in mop-up areas, Aug. 8

BUTTE FIRE

Incident Summary | This wildfire is burning on the Wallowa – Whitman National Forest on the Anthony Lakes West of the North Powder (Baker County) in Oregon.  This wildfire was reported on August 4, 2017, around 1400 hours PDT.

Cause | The cause is unknown and is under investigation.

Resources | There are 395 personnel assigned to this incident, alongside 9 crews, 15 engines and 4 helicopters. IC/Command is a NW IMT 9 team.

Size Up | Firefighters have made good progress on spot fires and improving fire lines.  The fire behavior remains to be active with short-crown runs, short-range spotting and single tree torching.   489 acres have been consumed and there is a 30%containment status.

Cost-to-Date | $1 Million.

Social Media | Follow us here on our official Fire Blog, Twitter @nwfireblog and on our Facebook page.   Hashtags we are using for this post:  #BearButteFire #ORwildfire2017

Fire Image | Courtesy of Inciweb.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2017 – @ 2210 hours PDT

 

 

#RoseburgFire Contained in Thurston County WA | 2

ROSEBURG FIRE 

A wildfire was sparked by an unknown cause that occurred on Monday evening, July 31, 2017.

The fire was located on Highway 12 @ 180th Avenue in Thurston County, Washington.

Reports of an outbuilding were immediately lost and more fire crews and equipment were either on-scene or en route. DNR stated they sent two crews. One helicopter and four engines were already on-scene from area Thurston County Fire Departments.

Firefighters are seen here working on the Roseburg Fire. (PC: WA DNR)

Update! | Firefighters have been able to contain the wildfire to 3.3 acres but they will be on the fire line throughout the night. That is Great News and Thank You Firefighters for your tireless efforts – as always!

No injuries were reported.

No fire suppression and containment costs-to-date were known.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#RoseburgFire Ignites in Thurston County WA | 1

ROSEBURG FIRE 

A wildfire was sparked by an unknown cause that occurred on Monday evening, July 31, 2017.

The fire was located on Highway 12 @ 180th Avenue in Thurston County, Washington.

Reports of an outbuilding were immediately lost and more fire crews and equipment were either on-scene or en route. DNR stated they sent two crews. One helicopter and four engines were already on-scene from area Thurston County Fire Departments.

Here is what it looks like after firefighters tirelessly worked to contain and control the fire.

Firefighters are seen here working on the Roseburg Fire. (PC: WA DNR)

No injuries were reported.

No fire suppression and containment costs-to-date were known.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

Duo Fires Burning in Florida

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Two wildfires broke out in Florida dubbed the #30thStFire and #FrangipaniFire that were said to have started on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

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Photo Credit:  Immokalee Fire PIO

#30thStreet Fire

The 30th Street Fire broke out around 1050 Hours PDT at 3280 30th Avenue SE and Everglades Boulevard that started out as a brush fire.

Here is the timeline for this fire.

1050 | Brush fire.  Heavy fire conditions.  10+ acres.  Greater Naples Fire on-scene along with Immokalee Fire.

1150 | Brush fire.  DOF helicopter arrives on-scene. E32 arrived with Engine Strike Team. Moved out of Staging to mop up hotspots as fire progresses.  The fire is now moving Westward away from the Everglades Blvd.

1253 | Fire continues to burn.  E32 now is in Structure Protection mode.  Fire is still moving Westward.

1257 | Fire now at 300 acres with a 0% containment status.

#FrangipaniFire

1257 | Fire ignites and is at 100 acres burned.  0% containment status.  Multiple structures threatened.

Both Fires are reported as one managed wildfire incident

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Photo Credit: Immokalee Fire PIO

1318 | 30th Street Fire is now 420 acres with 0% containment status.  Frangipani Fire is now 125 acres with 0% containment status.

1433 | Alert:  Residents living nearby fires to monitor conditions, local and Social Media for possible changes.

1456 | 30th Street Fire is 500+ acres with a 0% containment status.  Frangipani fire is 300+ acres with a 0% containment status.

1536 | 30th Street Fire is 1200 acres with a 10% containment status.  The Frangipani Fire is 350 acres with a 10% containment status.

1543 | 30th Street Fire is at 600 acres moving Westward and may have mandatory evacuations per the County Emergency Management office.  Red Cross is providing resources for Firefighters.

1544 | Alert:  Smoke is a respiratory irritant that may cause a scratchy throat, cough, headaches or irritated eyes.  Avoid prolonged exposure.

1634 | Both wildfires are still 10% containment status but fire activities are decreasing due to increased RH.

1722 | The 30th Street Fire is at 1300 acres.  The Frangipani Fire is now at 350 acres.  Both wildfires have had the forward ROS stopped.

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Photo Credit: Immokalee Fire PIO

2308 | No other reports from sources reporting on this incident.

RESOURCES

Those reporting and working on this wildfire were Caloosa Hatch FC, Collier County Emergency Management, Immokalee Fire PIO, Greater Naples Fire and Florida Health Collier.

CAUSE

The cause of these two wildfires are unknown at the time of this posting.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

 

U.S. Wildfires for the Week of March 3, 2017

Wildfires have been breaking out all over the United States and it is technically not even Fire Season for us here in the Pacific Northwest but we know our turn will soon come.

Here are the wildfires for the week of March 3, 2017.

NEW! | 124 Fire – Oklahoma

Southern Area. Started 3/3/2017. 140 acres. 43% contained. Type 3 IC. 1 outbuilding lost.

NEW! | 259 – Arkansas- Oklahoma Interagency

Resources dispatched @ 1801 hours. District: Oklahoma, County: McCurtain, Panther Creek. .5 acres. Resources on-scene. Limited information.

NEW! | 303 Fire – Texas

9,299 acres. 100% contained. 1 person attached. 0 other resources. $1,000 cost-to-date. Private land.

NEW! | 3510 Fire – Oklahoma

Started 3/1/2017. Oklahoma Dept. of Ag. Located in Seminole County. 161 acres. 1 residence and 1 outbuilding destroyed. 90% contained. Type 4 IC.

NEW! | 81st (Powerline) Fire – Oklahoma

Oklahoma DOF. Six miles south of Mannford, OK. 334 acres. 79% contained. Tall grass and timber. Moderate fire behavior with running. Residences threatened.

71 personnel. 22 engines. 1 engines. $88,000 cost-to-date. State lands.

NEW! | Akins Fire – Oklahoma

580 acres. 100% contained. Located in Sequoyah County.

NEW! | Bryant Hollow Fire – Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Ag. Cherokee County. 180 acres. 100% contained.

NEW! | Campers Point Fire – Missouri – Iowa Interagency

Resources dispatched @ 13:27 Hours. Cassiville, Stone County. 1 acre. IC M. Scott.

NEW! | Cattledrive Fire – Fort Collins Interagency

Resources dispatched @ 1615 Hours. Located 12 miles of Wellington, Colorado. 1996 acres. Limited information.

NO UPDATE | Cold Mountain Fire – North Carolina

The Cold Mountain fire is located in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, approximately 20 miles S of Waynesville, North Carolina, in the headwaters of Crawford Creek or 9 miles SE of Waynesville, NC. Located in the North Carolina Forests.

Fire fuels include: hardwood litter, closed timber litter and short grass. Current fire conditions are: minimal fire behavior with smoldering.

An emergency closure order is in effect on national forest system lands in the following area: The Art Loeb Trail (#146) north of Shining Rock Gap and the Cold Mountain Trail (#141).

132 acres. 95% contained. 55 personnel. 1 crew. $247,000 cost-to-date. Forest Service lands.

NEW! | Crossroads West Fire – New Mexico

2,000 acres. 100% contained. 48 personnel. 20 engines. $15,000 cost-to-date. State lands.

NEW! | Digger Fire – Arkansas – Oklahoma Interagency

AKA Trust Fire. Dispatched resources 15:05 hours. Location unknown. 14 acres. Limited information.

NEW! | Grizzly Bear Fire – Great Plains Interagency

Resources dispatched @ 14:38 Hours. Located on Iron Mountain Road. 3 acres. IC Enright.

NEW! | Hardesty Command Fire – Oklahoma

604 acres. 100% contained. 4 personnel assigned. 2 engines. $15,000 cost-to-date. State lands.

NEW! | Hermans Fire – South Carolina

Resources dispatched @ 14:46 Hours. Located at intersection of Halfway Creek and Forest Service Road 6323. Limited info.

NEW! | Iron Mountain Fire – South Dakota

Resources dispatched @ 12:56 Hours. Located in Keystone, South Dakota. 0.5 acres.

NEW! | Latimer Fire – Oklahoma

Located in Alfalfa County. 2413 acres. 50% contained.

UPDATE | Litt Ranch – Texas

TX Interagency. Oldham County, TX. 12,913 acres. 100% contained. Started 2/24/2017.

1 person assigned to incident. 0 other resources attached. $1,000 cost-to-date. Private land.

NEW! | Little Brushy Creek Fire – Missouri – Iowa Interagency

Resources dispatched @ 1554 Hours. Located in Potosi RD Reynolds County. Near Black, Missouri. 30 acres. IC Brian Schroeder. Limited info.

NEW! | Lone Star Fire – Missouri – Iowa Interagency

Resources dispatched @ 1527 Hours. PB Carter County, Missouri. 15 acres. IC Pomeroy.

NEW! | Loop Road Fire – North Carolina Interagency

Resources dispatched @ 14:49 Hours. 3 acres. Limited info.

NEW! | Mary Lane Fire – Oklahoma

Located in Cleveland County. 140 acres. 1 structure lost. 40% contained.

NEW! | Merritt Fire – Tucson Interagency

Resources dispatched 16:22 Hours. Hwy 83, Milepost 4. Tall grass and brush. Resources on-scene. IC McMurtie as of 17:35 Hours.

NEW! | Oak Snag Fire – Colorado

Started 3/2/2017. Located in Seminole County. 195 acres. 89% contained. Type 4 IC.

NEW! | Observatory Road Fire – Colorado

Resources dispatched @ 1609 Hours. Located on Observatory Road and Crystal Lake in Jefferson County. Approximately seven miles East of Bailey County, Colorado.

NEW! | Old Baldy Fire

East Central Area, Oklahoma DOF. 22 miles south of McAlester [Pittsburgh County], OK. 580 acres. 80% contained. Hardwood litter and brush. Moderate fire behavior with backing and creeping.

Six personnel. Type 4 IC. 3 engines. $1,000 cost-to-date. State lands.

NEW! | Petsemoie Fire – Oklahoma

Osage Agency. Two miles northwest of Osage, OK. 466 acres. 35% contained. Hardwood litter and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Residences threatened.

13 personnel. 2 crews. 1 engine. $6,000 cost-to-date. BIA lands.

NEW! | Pole Fire – Cleveland National Forest

Resources dispatched @ 1829 Hours. Located in front of Cottonwood Station. Limited information.

NEW! | Price Fire – Phoenix Interagency

Resources dispatched at 1722 Hours. S. Old Price Rd and E Queen Creek Rd. 10 acres. Unknown containment status.

NEW! | Prison Fire – Texas

2,444 acres. 100% contained. 1 person attached. 4 structures lost. $1,000 cost-to-date. Private land.

NEW! | Rael Fire – New Mexico

Started 3/2/2017. Socorro District, New Mexico State Forestry on the Gila National Forest. 30 miles northeast of Reserve. Human caused. 500 acres. 10% contained. Tall grass. Active fire behavior with running and creeping. Residences threatened.

20 personnel assigned. 6 engines. $20,000 cost-to-date. Forest Service lands.

NEW! | Ranchland Fire – Fort Collins Interagency

Resources dispatched at 1758 Hours. Unknown location. 225 acres. Unknown containment status. Limited information.

NEW! | Richmond Hill Fire – Colorado

Resources dispatched @ 1728 Hours. Approximately four miles SW of Conifer [Jefferson County] Colorado. Resources on-scene. Limited info.

NEW! | Ross Creek Fire – Arkansas – Oklahoma Interagency

Resources dispatched @ 1200 hours. Ross Creek Ridge, PCS District Scott County , ROSS Creek. Contained at 20 acres. (Fire #21 of the day)

NEW! | Salt Fork Fire – Oklahoma

Oklahoma DOF. Four miles west of Altus, OK. 1221 acres. 79% contained. Tall grass and timber. Moderate fire behavior with wind driven runs.

71 personnel. 24 engines. 1 helicopter. $88,000 cost-to-date. State lands.

NEW! | Sand Draw Fire – Colorado

Resources dispatched at 16:31 Hours. .01 acres. Approximately 12 miles East of Bailey County [Buffalo Creek Rd and Hwy 126 in Jefferson County]. Contained at 1730 Hours.

NEW! | Seven Cabins Fire – New Mexico

Lincoln NF. Eight miles northwest of Arabela, NM. 532 acres. 70% contained. Short grass and medium logging slash. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.

63 personnel. 3 crews. 4 engines. $60,000 cost-to-date. Forest Service lands.

NEW! | South Rockerville – Great Plains

Resources dispatched @ 13:44 Hours. Located on South Rockerville Road. 9.9 ares.

NEW! | Stanmark Fire – Great Plains

Resources dispatched @ 11:52 Hours. Located in Keystone, South Dakota. 7 acres. IC: Enright (also of Iron Mountain Fire)

NEW! | Trooper Fire – Oklahoma

Started 2/26/2017. Wewoka Agency. Five miles southwest of Cromwell, OK. 205 acres. 90% contained. Hardwood litter and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.

13 personnel. 1 crew. 3 engines. $4,000 cost-to-date. BIA lands. Type 4 IC.

NEW! | Tussy Fire – Oklahoma

Started 3/3/2017. Oklahoma Dept. of Ag. Located in Garvin County. 500 acres. 80% contained. Type 3 IC.

NEW! | Wolf Fire – Great Plains Interagency

Resources dispatched @ 11:28 Hours. Located Mile marker #112, one mile North of Wall and Hwy 14. 5,000 acres.

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog – 2315 Hours PST

NEW WILDFIRE: May Branch Fire | Update 1

Updated 10:10 AM PDT

The May Branch Fire broke out on November 3rd around 5:00 PM EDT (2:00 PM PDT) just West of Nanatahala Lake in the National Forests of North Carolina.  It is being managed by a USFS Type 4 ICMT.

The fire is said to be have caused by human intervention but there were no exact details released as to what actually occurred.

Currently, the fire has consumed 175 acres of hardwood litter #9 but fire crews have reached a 50% containment status.  However, the fire behavior is still active, flanking, backing and creeping.

Future plans by Fire Managers are to have crews go into mop-up operations, reinforce control lines, monitor and patrol.  Weather concerns consist of low RH and drought in the area.

There are 34 personnel assigned to this incident.

No injuries, evacuations or damages have been reported.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Hicks Creek Fire | Utah | Update 2

Updated 6:45 PM PDT

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Credit: Utah State Division of Forestry Fire and State Lands

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Date/Time Started:   The Hicks Creek Fire started on 10/17/2016 around 4:45 AM PDT.

Location:   The fire is located approximately 3,5 miles South of Cedar City, Utah.

Cause:  The cause of the fire is currently unknown at this time, but was Media was reporting it may be from an escaped debris pile.  Fire PIO says that a private landowner was checking on a smoldering debris pile and called it in and saying that it is human caused but unknown how.

Size:  1500 acres.

Containment Status: 0%.

Current Fire Conditions:  Fire personnel responded yesterday evening, planning to suppress the fire but overnight winds caused it to escaped its containment lines.   There was a call for rapid deployment of resources due to a ROS.   Active fire behavior with slope driven runs and heavy fuel loading are expected to occur

3 homes have been evacuated.  No structures have been damaged or injuries have been reported.

RESOURCES

Staffing:   70 personnel from the State of Utah-Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands, Bureau of Land Management; US Forest Service; Cedar City Fire and Iron County.

Command:  A Type 3 teamtook over Management of the fire today.

SOCIAL MEDIA

NW Fire Blog:   We are using the Hashtags:  #HicksCreekFire  #UtWILDFIRE

Social Media Users:   #ffslcur  #HicksCreek

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

NEW: Hicks Creek Fire | Utah | Update 1

Updated 6:45 AM PDT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Date/Time Started:   The Hicks Creek Fire started on 10/17/2016 around 4:45 AM PDT.

Location:   The fire is located approximately 3 miles SW of Cedar City.

Cause:  The cause of the fire is currently unknown at this time.

Current Fire Conditions:  About 2 hours ago (4:45 AM PDT) the fire was said to be at 550+ acres.  It is a wind-driven fire.  Winds expected to decrease as day progresses. More resources being mobilized. Structure protection has been put into place.  0% contained.

RESOURCES

Staffing:   Resources from the State of Utah, BLM, USFS, county and city fire departments are all combining forces to contain the fire.

Command:  A Type 3 team will be taking over management today.

SOCIAL MEDIA

NW Fire Blog:   We are using the Hashtags:  #HicksCreekFire  #UtWILDFIRE

Social Media Users:   #ffslcur  #HicksCreek

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog