Oregon Wildfire | Klondike Fire | 2

UPDATE 2 – Monday, September 11th

A view of the firing operation near Fish Hook Creek on 9/7/18

Firing operation near Fish Hook Creek on September 7, 2018. Credit: USFS

The KLONDIKE FIRE is  burning on the Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest, about nine miles northwest of Selma, Oregon.  It was ignited by lightning on July 15, 2018.

Fire behavior has been reduced to a minimal status.  About 132,420 acres of timber and brush have been destroyed but crews have been able to successfully gain a 51% containment status.

There are 1,206 personnel along with 30 crews, 72 engines and eight helicopters.

Total fire suppression and containment costs-to-date have topped out today of $63.2 Million.

#KlondikeFire #ORwildfires2018

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Washington Wildfire | Iron East Fire | 2

UPDATE 2 – Tuesday, September 11th

Retardant on Iron East

Credit: OK-WEN NF

A wildfire named the IRON EAST FIRE was started around 2200 hours by lightning that sparked two fires in the Blewett Pass area on Friday.

Level 2 evacuations are still in effect for structures .5 to the northeast of the fire with Hwy 97 still closed all week to enable WSDOT workers to install culverts.

The required types and number of crews all have arrived and can now safely work on both fire lines.   They have been tasked with prepping on both fires with improving line, installing hose lays, chipping removed brush and getting ready to remove fuels through burnout operations.

Air resources are still working to cool both fires and slow forward spread of the fire. A Type 1 Helicopter will be assigned solely to this fire today working on the western side of the fires.

The fire has burned 125 acres

Weather is expected to be cooler in the 50’s with a moisture in the air for the next four days. This will allow crews to suppress and contain both fires with weather supporting them.

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Washington Wildfire | Iron East Fire | 1

UPDATE 1 – Monday, September 10th

A wildfire named the IRON EAST FIRE was started around 2200 hours by lightning that started two fires in the Blewett Pass area.  About 32 acres are burning to the east of Forest Service Rd 9714 and eight acres to the west of FS Rd 9714.

Crew marching to work line

Credit: OK-Wen NF

Level 2 evacuations were issued for homes about .5 miles north of the fire.  Engines were dispatched to the area neighborhoods for structure protection.

A VLAT (very large air tanker), a heavy tanker and helicopters were dropping retardant over the fire line.  Water was also being implemented to slow the fire’s forward spread.  Dozers were used to improve the overgrown roadways on the eastern side of the fire.

Hand crews drove over one-hour and hiked 1.5 hours to the fire line.  Some of the crews would be “spiking out” overnight to lessen their response time.  There are about 283 firefighters assigned to this fire with more due to arrive.

Iron East both fires from the air

Both fires seen via the air. Credit: OK-Wen NF

All fire suppression gear which include hoses and valves/nozzles etc. will be delivered by helicopter.

Highway 97 has been closed for one week while WSDOT installs culverts.

Hikers and campers have been evacuated near the fire by the Forest Service.

Tuesday’s weather is expected to be cooler with a higher relative humidity and gusty winds.  A chance of thunderstorms are expected.

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Oregon Wildfire | Tepee Fire | 2

UPDATE 2 – Monday, September 10, 2018

The TEPEE FIRE also known as a TEPEE 1144 NE is burning on the Deschutes National Forest and about 17 miles southeast of Bend, Oregon.  It was determined to have been started by an abandoned campfire, or as what we like to call them as “human intervention”.  It is still being investigated as to the whom the responsible party is.

Photo Credit : USFS

Firefighters were being tasked with patrolling of all the lines last night and with resuming mop-up operations today in cooling hot spots about 150′ into the interior.

Moderate fire behavior has been reported along with creeping and smoldering.  The fire  burned 2,064 acres and has a 40% containment status.

Fire management expect to transition to a Type 4 IMT by Tuesday afternoon and expect containment to be completely reached by September 30th.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office downgraded all evacuation orders with the following:

Level 2:  

  • South of Forest Service Rd 2015 (Ford Road)
  • West of FS Rd 2016 (outside of Forest boundary)

Level 1:

  • West of FS Rd 23 (Spencer Wells Rd)
  • North of Forest Boundary
  • East of FS Rd 2016

As of this post, there are 270 total personnel assigned along with 10 crews and 18 engines.

Fire suppression and containment costs-to-date have reached a high of $450,000.00.

 

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Oregon Wildfire | Tepee Fire | 1

UPDATE 1 – Saturday, September 8, 2018

A wildfire is burning on the Deschutes National Forest and 17 miles southeast of Bend, Oregon that was human-caused and that started on Friday, September 7th from an abandoned campfire.

Photo Credit : USFS

The fire has burned about 2,000 acres with a 0% containment status.

This is a wind-driven wildfire that is active with spotting.  Gusty winds have caused the fire to spot outside of its containment lines.  A dozer and several SEATs attacked the spot fire stopping it at 50 acres.   The overall fire has been 100% lined.

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OR Wildfire | Ramsey Canyon Fire | 2

UPDATE 2

August 25, 2018 -1115 PDT

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Credit: ODF

A wildfire that started on Thursday, April 23, 2018 around 1245 hours PDT is located 12 miles north of Eagle Point on land managed / owned by the OR State Department of Forestry where the Medford unit is in Unified Command with the OR State Fire Marshal Office’s Green Team.

Heavy smoke previously hampered air operations has lifted enabling four helicopters with bucket drops and three air tankers assisting with reinforcement of containment lines with retardant drops.   Fire control lines in the northern, eastern and southern areas were holding well and mop up ops had begun on some parts of the fire.
About 1,861 acres of timber and chaparral & short grass have been destroyed.  There is a 17% containment status.
 There are 315 structures that are currently being threatened along with private, BLM and Industrial lands.
Level 3 [Get Out NOW]  beginning at the address of 17935, and continuing east including addresses 18505, 18509 (all accessed off of West Fork Evans Creek Rd.), then continuing to include the address of 19373 at the intersection of Meadows Rd; West Fork Evans Creek Rd., the addresses 18504 and 18508; Ramsey Rd., beginning at the address 13469 and proceeding north to include 13001 and 14738 (accessed off of BLM 35-2-20) and continuing to the Meadows Rd. intersection; Meadows Rd, proceeding south from East Evans to include the address of 16880.
Incoming IMT briefing

Incoming IMT Briefing. | Credit: ODF

Level 2 [Get Set]  East Evans Creek Rd., beginning at the address 15513 and ending at 16995, and beginning at the address of 19395 and continuing to include the address of 21043 East Evans Creek Rd.; Meadows Rd, beginning at the address 16800 and 16821, then proceeding south to include the address 14765; Ramsey Rd., beginning at the address 13465 and proceeding south to include the address of 11655.
Shelter is located at Hanby Middle School at 806 6th Avenue, Gold Hill, Oregon.  Phone # 1-888-680-1455.
Resources include 795 total personnel, 45 engines, 12 water tenders, 8+ helicopters, 26 hand crews, 9 bulldozers and air tankers as needed.
Incident Cooperators include Oregon Department of Forestry, BLM Oregon & Washington, Rogue Valley Fire Chiefs Association, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon, Jackson County Emergency Management, American Red Cross, U.S. Forest Service – Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.
Cost-to-date has reached $1.4 Million.
#RamseyCanyonFire #ORwildfires2018
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Wildfire Sparked on Highway 18 | Covington, Washington

KING COUNTY, Wash. – At approximately 1602 hours PDT, Valley Com received an emergency call of a brush fire  in the area of  the 25000 block of 188th Avenue S.E. in Covington, Washington.

The first due engine reported rapid rate of spread and threatening a home.  They (1st due engine) immediately went into structure protection mode, while two other engines began putting water on the fire.

After a Chief arrived, he assumed Command and ordered additional fire resources. A tender supply was established on the closest hydrant located .5 mile away.

Due to poor visibility and the fire advancing towards the Highway, the Washington State Patrol shutdown the two westbound lanes for safety to drivers.

A Washington State DNR helicopter responded from Olympia, was able to find a nearby pond to dip from.  They began dropping water over the fire.

Image may contain: sky, tree, outdoor and nature

Photo Credit: Randi Valantine

Both photos were taken around 2130 hours on Sunday evening.  (Written permission has been granted by the Photographer.)

One Social Media user reported  two structures had been burned, but the official Fire presser states no homes or outbuildings were damaged.  Fire crews would remain on-scene throughout the night.

A dozer was on order so they could put a containment line around the fire.

The fire behavior was said to be at around 2250 hours PDT, smoldering with hotspots.

Incident Cooperators included personnel and equipment from the Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA), Mountain View Fire & Rescue, Black Diamond and Puget Sound Fire.  Zone 3 Fire Explorers provided Firefighter REHAB services.

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Photo Credit: Randi Valantine

The number of acres burned, containment status or cause was unknown at the time of this post.

No injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

Angel Springs Fire | Davenport WA | FINAL UPDATE

ANGEL SPRINGS FIRE

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Credit | WA DNR

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire is burning about 7 – 8 miles northeast of Davenport, Washington that started on August 2, 2018 @ 1500 hours PDT by equipment.

8/12/2018 1100 PDT
5,046 acres. 95% contained. Firefighters on Saturday kept the fire within containment lines despite heavy wind conditions which would cause significant events such as knocking down snags within the fire perimeter. Crews also worked on extensive mop up and repair work on fences and lines. 214 personnel remain with engines checking & putting out hot spots. More resources will be released throughout the day. | FINAL UPDATE

8/11/2018 – 2130 PDT

5,046 acres. 90% contained. Minimal fire behavior. 351 personnel. 6 crews. 43 engines. 3 helos. 14 structures lost. 170 structures threatened. Some crews released today. $4.6M CTD.

8/10/2018  – 1945 PDT

5,081 acres. 60% contained. 14 structures burned. 180 threatened. 564 personnel. 13 crews. 3 helicopters. 68 engines.

8/9/2018 2000 PDT

5.081 acres. 60% contained. IC IMT Goldman. Minimal Fire behavior. 564 personnel. 13 crews, 68 engines and 3 helicopters. 14 structures have been lost. $3.3M.

8/8/2018 – 2100 PDT

5,043 acres. 35% contained with continued moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, observed isolated torching and backing. Cause is still unknown and under investigation.

There are 549 personnel along with 12 crews, 3 helos and 72 engines. Fire resources are pouring from the National Guard, Canada and Australia.

170 homes are threatened with 4 already destroyed along with 10 other structures which totals to 14 buildings. Fire suppression and containment costs-to-date have reached $2,200,000.

8/6/2018 – 2145 PDT

Spokane County Fire District 8 Firefighters worked throughout the night on August 5th on the fire line and conducting burn out operations on the day of the 6th. Additional resources from Lincoln County Fire Districts 4 and 5, WA DNR, Federal, State and local agencies have come together collectively through fire suppression and containment efforts. Local farmers have gathered together to help build fire lines across their fields, as well as mineral soil to aid firefighters to stop the spread of the fire.

Per fire sources this morning, here is what we know so far (please be patient, things change so rapidly): 4,500 ares of timber, grass and brush. 15% contained. 2 structures lost. 170 threatened. 1 minor structure burned and one other threatened. 272 personnel with 8 crews, 3 helicopters and 45 engines.

On August 5th: Fire on NE portion was very active with visible fire and smoke throughout the day and night. Efforts focused in this area with crews, engines and dozers. Crews used air resources to their advantage including super scoopers dipping out of the Spokane River arm of Lake Roosevelt.

8/5/2018 – 1145 PDT

Started 8/2/2018. Cause unknown. 4,500 acres. 0% contained. 60 homes threatened, 1 destroyed. Other minor structures threatened, 1 destroyed. 160 personnel. 3 crews, 25 engines. Fire located in steep canyons w/rugged terrain.

8/4/2018 –  2030 PDT

Level 2 and 3 evacuations have been issued and assistance through Washington State Fire mobe have arrived on the fire line. The Northeast WA Interagency IMT with IC Eddie Lewis, a Type 3 has assumed command of the fire yesterday around 0600 hours. Cause is still unknown and under investigation.

4,700 acres scorched. 0% contained.

8/4/2018 – 0121 PDT

Initial call fire info – Angel Springs Rd, Lincoln County. Grass, brush, reproduction, timber. AR IC as of 8/2 1642 PDT. Resources dispatched BC 51 FP 13 FP 18 HI 35 NC 40+Crew NC 41+Crew NE 06 NE 12 at 1448 PDT. TYPE 3 TEAM IN PLACE – IC LEWIS / LOVE. TYPE 2 TEAM ORDERED.

8/3/2018 – 2300 PDT

160 firefighters. 4,500 ac. 0% containment. Dayshifters (FFs) are home (local Fire District) getting much-needed rest and sleep, will be back out on the fire line on Day 3. Night operations in effect with structure protection. Active Fire behavior with running, spotting and group torching. 2 structures destroyed (1 home and 1 outbuilding).

8/3/2018 – 0956 PDT

Aircraft and other resources dispatched from Roberts Field -Redmond Municipal Airport. Angel Springs Aerial Support. Lat/Lon 47 44.898, -118 4.500 dispatched through the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center.

8/2/2018 – 2030 PDT

Resources were dispatched around 1557 hours PDT today to a wildfire producing a large smoke plume about five miles north of Reardan which included engines fire boss airplanes and hand crews. (Video as of 1800 hours PDT – Courtesy NE WA IMT) 170 acres. 60% containment achieved. 6 structures threatened. 1 lost.  Gusty wind conditions are making fire suppression efforts challenging.

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

  

 

Carr Fire | Whiskeytown, California

Update 1 – August 9, 2018 – 2130 hours PDT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Started 7/23/2018 @ 1315 hours
  •  Unified Command with CAL FIRE – Shasta – Trinity Unit, Redding City Fire and Whiskeytown National Park.
  • It  is located at Hwy 299 and Carr Powerhouse Rd, Whiskeytown, CA.

FIRE RESOURCES

  • 352 engines
  • 125 water tenders
  • 16 helicopters
  • 76 hand crews
  • 118 bulldozers
  • 4,710 personnel

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

  • PG&E
  • CA National Guard
  • CAL TRANS
  • Shasta County Sheriff
  • CHP
  • Redding Police Department
  • Shasta County Fire Department
  • Shasta County Public Works
  • CAL OES
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Maine Fores Rangers
  • CCC
  • State Parks
  • CDCR
  • Red Cross
  • Silicon Valley Power
  • Redding Electric
  • WAPA
  • Santa Rosa FD
  • California National Guard,
  • Trinity OES
  • Trinity County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sierra Pacific Industries
  • Secretary Sonny Perdue
  • AT&T
  • Shasta County Probation Dept
  • City of Redding/Carr Fire Recovery website:  https://stories.opengov.com/reddingca/published/bDZJVvdJK

HUMAN SERVICES

  • Samaritans Purse
  • State of California
  • United Way Nor Cal
  • Salvation Army Del Oro with Bethel Church in Redding (Partnership)
  • Dignity Medial Group – putting their patients first with the aid of their staff, firefighters and 1st Responders
  • Team Rubicon

FIRE STATUS

  • 178,752 acres
  • 49% contained
  • Cause was due to a mechanical failure of a vehicle

DESTROYED

  • 1,077 homes
  • 22 commercial structures
  • 500 outbuildings

DAMAGED

  • 191 homes
  • 26 commercial structures
  • 65 outbuildings damaged

THREATS

  • 528 structures are currently being threatened.

FATALITIES

Reported 12 lives – we are working to gather the names from verified sources. Note: we will only publish names and info if it already has been published by verified Fire or Law Enforcement Agencies out of respect for their families.

7/26/2018:  Redding FD Fire Inspector, JEREMY STOKE, 37

8/05/2018:  PG & E Lineman, JAY AYETA, 21

8/09/2018:   CAL FIRE Heavy Equipment Mechanic, ANDREW BRAKE, 40.

EVACUATIONS

SHASTA COUNTY

  • Whiskey Park
  • Rainbow Lake

TRINITY – SHASTA COUNTY LINE

  • Buckhorn Summit Rd W. to Sandhouse Rd.
  • All roads w/in this area North of Hwy 299.
  • Deadwood Road East of Trinity Dam Blvd
  • Lewiston Turn Pike East of Trinity Dam Blvd
  • Trinity Dam at Trinity Dam Blvd

MAPPING

SHELTERS

EVACUEES RESOURCES

ASSISTANCE RECOVERY CENTER

  • Disaster Recovery Center, Old Kmart Building, 2685 Hilltop Dr., Redding, CA 96003

California Carr Fire survivors can receive in-person disaster assistance at the Disaster Recovery Center located in the Former Kmart building at 2685 Hilltop Dr., Redding, CA 96002 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information, visit fema.gov/disaster/4382. #ShastaCounty

HEALTH

FIRE IMAGES

CREDIT | CAL OES

CREDIT | DIGNITY MEDICAL GROUPS

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CREDIT | MAINE FOREST RANGERS

CREDIT | GLOBAL SUPER TANKER

CREDIT | SILICON VALLEY POWER

SVP crews roll a 115kV utility pole uphill.

CREDIT | LA CITY CHIEFS

proud of Strike Team 1002A enroute to to provide crew support for the thousands of firefighters on the line. has dozens of firefighters & specialists assigned to major wildfires in Nor. Cal.

#CarrFire #CALFire

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South Valley Rd Fire | 10 Miles SW of Dufur, Oregon

UPDATE 2:  8/8/2018 2033 PDT

20,026 acres with an 80% containment status. 212 homes threatened with additional 3 have been consumed along with 15 outbuildings. Cause is still under investigation.

Courtesy: Inciweb

Crews are still locating and marking hot spots during the night shift while they are in patrol mode the fire perimeter. Dayshift crews were tasked with digging out the marked areas to remove the heat. Increased containment has allowed some crews to be released to get rest, heavily hydrate and to watch out for each other.

420 personnel with 10 crews, 4 helicopters and 28 engines.

An Excessive Heat Watch remains in effect as temps were expected to climb into the 100-102*F range and RH to drop into the teens. Winds were also due to increase in the afternoon into the evening with W-NW gusts to 15-20 mph.

All evacuations were reduced by the Sheriff’s Office to Level 1 as of Sunday, 8/5/2018 1730 hours. However, with the fire conditions becoming more adverse as weather may impact the fire – everyone should have keen situational awareness and be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice.

UPDATE 1:  8/7/2018 2130 PDT

This wildfire was ignited by an unknown cause on 8/1/2018. there have been 3 homes burned and 15 outbuildings destroyed, leaving 212 residential homes still being threatened.

There has been 20,026 acres destroyed. There is a 65% containment status.

426 personnel, 9 crews, 4 helicopters and 29 engines are staffing this wildfire.

#SouthValleyRoadFire    #ORwildfires2018

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