CA WILDFIRE | CARTER FIRE | 2

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A 4-Alarm brush is burning off of Austin and Weaver Roads, south of Brawley (Imperial County) in California, that started earlier this afternoon.

COMMAND NAME(S)

With all of the confusing wildfire names, Social Media is reporting this fire as the CARTER FIRE but they are also using WEAVER FIRE and RIVER BOTTOM FIRE.  To make it easier since there appears to be no PIO available, we will just keep it simple and call it the CARTER FIRE.  For all intent and purpose, we will use all three hashtags when posting on our own Social Media channels which are @nwfireblog (Twitter & Facebook) and nwfireblog (Instagram).

CURRENT STATUS

The fire has been reported as 200 acres destroyed with an 8% containment status.

Four air tankers were deployed via Hemet, California.

Image may contain: mountain, cloud, sky, plant, tree, outdoor and nature

Photo Credit | Imperial County FD

RESOURCES

Units from Imperial County, El Centro, Brawley and Calipatria Fire Departments have been deployed.  CAL FIRE was enroute to the scene at 2025 hours.  Rural Metro Firefighters dispatched/arrived on-scene at 2055 hours PDT.

The Lead Agency is Imperial County Fire Department.

FIRE OPERATIONS

We have reached out to the Imperial County Fire Department for number of acres, containment status and other incident information.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 4/4/2020. 2345 hours PDT

 

 

CA WILDFIRE | IMPERIAL COUNTY | 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A 4-Alarm brush is burning off of Austin and Weaver Roads, south of Brawley (Imperial County) in California, that started earlier this afternoon.

Around 1600 hours, it was reported at a 2-Alarm but would be later be escalated to a 4-Alarm fire.  Fire behavior has been extreme with wind-driven runs and spotting.

Image may contain: mountain, cloud, sky, plant, tree, outdoor and nature

Photo Credit | Imperial County FD

RESOURCES

Units from Imperial County, El Centro, Brawley and Calipatria Fire Departments have been deployed.  CAL FIRE was enroute to the scene at 2025 hours.  Rural Metro Firefighters dispatched/arrived on-scene at 2055 hours PDT.

The Lead Agency is Imperial County Fire Department.

EVACUATIONS

Media reported that the Tangerine Gardens Mobile Home Park on West Legion Road is under mandatory evacuation orders.

FIRE OPERATIONS

We have reached out to the Imperial County Fire Department for number of acres, containment status and other incident information.

LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Many citizens reported heavy smoke and flames could be seen from areas such as Malan, Parkside, Westmorland and Monterrey Park.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 4/4/2020. 2100 hours PDT

 

 

Hidden Shores Fire | Arizona | Update 3

UPDATE 3

Fire assets were dispatched to Hidden Shores, about 11 miles northeast of Yuma, Arizona and dispatched through the Prescott Interagency Dispatch Center.  The original dispatched time was around 1233 hours MST on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

smoke rises from across a lake

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

At the time of the fire, CAD updates reported the fire was at five (5) acres as of Tuesday.   Today, fire Officials have released  the fire has increased to 10 acres  and that forward progress of the fire has been stopped.  This was per Inciweb, which appears to be somewhat behind in reporting on this incident. (Updated 2038 2/26/2020)     

UPDATE:  Per Prescott Interagency Dispatch Center showing increased to “52” acres.

Fire fuels include:  brush, salt cedar, riparian vegetation and marsh grass.

There is a 60% containment.

Currently, all Agencies are in an Unified Command system.  There are 22 personnel assigned to this incident.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/26/2020 – 2030 hours PST

Hidden Shores Fire | Arizona | Update 2

UPDATE 2

Fire assets were dispatched to Hidden Shores, about 11 miles northeast of Yuma, Arizona and dispatched through the Prescott Interagency Dispatch Center.  The original dispatched time was around 1233 hours MST on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

smoke rises from across a lake

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

At the time of the fire, CAD updates reported the fire was at five (5) acres as of Tuesday.   Today, fire Officials have released  the fire has increased to 10 acres  and that forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

Fire fuels include:  brush, salt cedar, riparian vegetation and marsh grass.

There is a 60% containment.

Currently, all Agencies are in an Unified Command system.  There are 22 personnel assigned to this incident.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/26/2020 – 2020 hours PST

Wildfire Activity | Arizona | February 25, 2020

PRESCOTT INTERAGENCY DISPATCH

Hidden Shores Fire | Hidden Shores, Arizona

Fire assets were dispatched to Hidden Shores for a wildfire around 1233 hours MST.  There has been 5 acres scorched.  No further info is known.

SHOW LOW INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER

Triple 8 Fire | 8822 Rd of the 58 Rd

A wildfire broke out, prompting this Dispatch Center to send out fire resources to the area around 1330 MST.  There was 0.1 acre of pine / grass scorched.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/25/2020 – 2005 PST

Wildfire Activity | Arkansas-Oklahoma | February 25, 2020

We are back to wildfire activity Sit Reports again as the fire season is starting to flare up.  We will try to cover every locatation in each State as information is received. – Ed.

ARKANSAS – OKLAHOME INTERAGENCY COORDINATION CENTER

Mill Creek Bluestem | Prescribed Fire

The Mill Creek Bluestem is a prescribed wildfire located in Scott County, Arkansas.  Started at 0721 horus. 220 acres. IC: Adam Strothers.

Grapevine Blustem | Prescribed Fire

This another prescribed wildfire which started at 0715 hours in Montgomery District in Arkansas.  27 acres. IC: Darwin Bult.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/25/2020 – 1953 PST

Riverbottom Fire | Wildland Fire | California

Incident Summary
The #RiverbottomFire is burning off of the Santa Ana Bike Trail in the 1400 block of Old Ranch Road and Park Cliff Court in Riverbottom (Riverside Co), California. It was ignited this morning on Thursday 2/6/2020. Fire assets were dispatched and on-scene quickly around 0953 hours PST.
heavy smoke from riverbottom fire
 
Cause
The cause is most likely to have started from an unattended encampment.
Current Status
The wildfire is currently at 70 acres with a 50% conainment status and is expected to be fully contained by late Friday evening.
riverbottom fire smoke and rfd vehicles
Resources
City of Riverside FD 221 firefighters, 14 engines and 2 hand crews along with mutual aid of: 2 air tankers, one helicopter.

Road Closures 

Firefighters in the foreground while smoke from riverbottom fire is in backgroundDuring fire operations, authorities closed the Santa Ana Bike Path from Ryan Bonaminio Park to Anza Narriows Park.

Evacuations
Structure protection was in effect along with mandatory evacuations but were lifted after mutual aidl/aircraft resources arrived on-scene.  Earlier in the incident, fire activity continued to increase and  evacuations for those on Old Ranch Road and Park Cliff Court.  An evacuation shelter was opened at the Dales Senior Center, located at 3936 Chestnut in Riverside, California. 
ALL EVACUATIONS have been lifted.
Photo Images

Photo Credit of the City of Fire Riverside Department.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/6/2020 2120 Hours PST