CA Wildfire | Quail Fire | 1

Update 1 – 6/7/2020 – Sunday

Incident Summary

A 4th alarm wildfire named the QUAIL FIRE started on Saturday, June 6th at 1636 hours PT is located on Quail Canyon Road and Pleasants Valley Road, southwest of Winters (Solano County), California.

Current Status

The fire has burned 1,837 acres and has a 40% containment status.  3 structures have been destroyed:  1 home, 1 commercial and 1 other.

The cause of this fire is unknown and under investigation.

Resources

There are 600 personnel along with 7 crews, 30 engines and 9 dozers. Lead Agency is CAL FIRE – Sonoma – Lake – Napa Unit. Agencies represented include: Solano County Fire, Contra Costa Fire, CAL FIRE – Butte Unit / Butte County FD and Central Marin FD.

Incident Cooperators

Additional Incident Cooperators include:  Red Cross Northern California Coastal. Solano County Public Health,

Equipment

Aircraft have been dipping out of nearby Putah Creek.  Engines are drafting water out of the Lake Solano County Park.

Evacuations

Mandatory evacuations were in effect on Saturday for those in the area of Quail Canyon Road from Pleasants Valley Road to Hwy 128.   Evacuation shelter is located at 3 Oaks Community Center, 1100 Alamo Dr Vacaville, CA 95687.

Evacuation Map below:

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Preparedness

Wildfire Resources presented by CAL FIRE. Website:  readyforwildfire.org

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2125 PT

AZ WILDFIRE | OCOTILLO FIRE | 1

UPDATE 1 – MAY 31, 2020

Photo Credit | Phoenix FD

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INCIDENT SUMMARY

A Wildfire named the OCOTILLO FIRE is burning  NW  of the town of Cave Creek (population 51,000), and about 10 miles NE of Phoenix and 30 miles from Scottsdale, Arizona.

Fire agencies were dispatched on May 30th to a fast-moving brush fire that was threatening multiple structures.

Fire has been determined to be human-caused. Type of ignition is unknown at the time of this post but is under investigation.

Photo Credit | AZ State Forestry

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EVACUATIONS

About 1,000 people have been evacuated from about 500 homes still under direct threat.

MANDATORY – 5/30/2016 1616 MST Grapevine on the south side to Spur Cross Conservation area on north. West boundary is Mountain Range E to School House. (AZ State Forestry)

MANDATORY – 5/30/2020 1457 MST Town of Cave Creek evacuated.

MANDATORY – 5/30/2020 1450 MST ALL residents North of Ocotillo Rd, South of Morning Star Rd, East of 48th Street and West of Spur Cross Road.

EVACUATION SHELTER – 5/30/2020 1450 MST – Cactus Shadows H.S. 5802 E Dove Valley Road, Cave Creek AZ 85266.

SIZE, CONTAINMENT STATUS

As of 0737 MST, the fire was reported at 1,216 acres and firefighters had a 5% containment status.  Fire fuels include:  very dry grass, brush and desert vegetation.

WEATHER REPORTS

5/30/2020 1418 MST – Smoke showing on satellite and moving north. Weather station showing, gusty winds of 15-20 mph, temps of 102*F and low RH at 14%. (Weather Media)

Photo Credit | AZ State Forestry

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DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

Several unknown number of homes have been lost in Cave Creek area.

FIRE RESPONSE

There are approximately 177 firefighters and equipment assigned to this wildfire incident.

Air fire assets are using small lakes on a nearby golf course for dipping their bambi buckets into as they drop water over the fire. Tankers 910, 912 and T15 are actively working.

Incident Cooperators for this incident include the following from Fire Departments, Emergency Management, Law Enforcement, Local/Federal Governments, Humanitarian and Animal Welfare organizations, as well as Fire Mapping and Transportation agencies which we have broken out into categories.

Fire Departments

  • Daisy Mtn Fire
  • AZ State Forestry
  • AZ Fire Info
  • BLM Arizona Fire
  • Phoenix FD
  • Rural Metro CAZ
  • Scottsdale FD
  • AZ Fire and Medical

Air Assets

  • Tanker 910
  • Tanker 912
  • Tanker 15
  • SEATs

Photo Credit:  Daisy Mtn FD

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Law Enforcement

  • Maricopa County Sheriff Office

Transportation

  • AZ DOT

Humanitarian/Pets

  • American Red Cross
  • AZ Humane Society

Fire Mapping

  • Jospeh Elfet (@MappingSupport)
  • Inciweb

Emergency Management

  • Maricopa Co Emergency Management Agency (MC EMA)

Government

  • Town of Cave Creek
  • Maricopa County
  • FEMA – Approved a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG)

Photo Credit | Phoenix FD

 

THROUGH THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA

“Fire can be seen from the 7th hole of Rancho Manana Golf Course. Golfers continue to play as fire burns 50 feet away.” – Media

“The fire retardant drop line came right into town.” – Cave Creek resident.

“Community reaches out to help fire victims/evacuees at a Red Cross evacuation shelter, with one recently graduated Cactus Shadow High School senior just days ago.” – Media.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updaetd 1400 PT/MST

UT WILDFIRE | TABBY CANYON FIRE | 1

UPDATE 1 – Saturday, May 30th

A wildfire named the TABBY CANYON FIRE is burning on Stansbury Island and moving east and is deemed to be wind-driven.

The fire is burning in Tooele County, Utah that started on Saturday, May 30th.

Photo Credit:  Utah Fire Info

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Firefighters were dispatched via the Northern Utah Interagency Fire Center at 1535 hours MDT (1435 PT).  Fire was estimated to be at 75 acres with additional resources on order.  There were no structures threatened at the moment.

Resources include:  Alta E411 E630 E633 H-5PT Logan IHC Lone Peak Twin Peaks WT as of 2205 hours MDT this evening.

As of 0013 MDT, Sunday, May31st, the fire activity has exploded into 1,500 acres with an unknown containment status.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1115 PT

Colorado Wildfire Activity Log | 560 Fire | 1

Update 1 – Sunday, April 26, 2020

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Photo Credit | Evergreen Fire & Rescue

The 560 FIRE was reported on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 1230 hours MDT (or 1130 hours PDT).  It is burning in the Old Hayman Burn Scar in the Pike National Forest.

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Photo Credit | Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District

Firefighters and equipment were dispatched to the fire located off of 560 Road and about three miles northwest of Cheesman Reservoir in Colorado.

Personnel on the fire ground include those from the  US Forest Service (Lead Agency), North Fork Fire , Elk Creek Fire, Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District, Evergreen Fire & Rescue, and Indian Hills Fire, Jefferson County Sheriffs Office.

23 Firefighters are currently assigned to this incident.

Resources include: 2 engines, 1 bulldozer, 1 water tender.

There has been 68 acres of grass and standing dead and downed trees destroyed.

This was an out-of-control fire  but crews have successfully reached a 60% containment status.

No structures are under threat.

Wildland fire crews will continue to secure the firelines and mop up hotspots.  A bulldozer has been building a fireline in areas where it is safe and accessible.

Danger to crews remain as dead and downed trees could pose a fall hazard.

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Photo Credit | Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District

Smoke will be visible as fuels continue to burn on the interior.

#560Fire #ColoradoWildfires #FireSeason2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog- Updated 4/26/2020 1100 PDT (1200 MDT)

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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