NM Wildfire | Bear Trap Fire | 1

Published Monday, May 2, 2022

A wildfire broke out yesterday May 1, 2022, where fire resources and assets were dispatched via the Albuquerque (NM) to the area of Bear Trap Canyon in the San Mateo Mountains of the Magdalena Ranger District in the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands. It is just west of Mount Withington, south of US-60 in the western portion of New Mexico.

Photo Credit: S. Matt Counts, Cibola NF, NGs Air Attack

Currently, the fire has scorched 1,209 acres of pine, pinyon-juniper, and grass. There is no containment at this time.

Fire behavior is moderate with isolated torching.

Resources include Firefighters from the Cibola National Forest, BLM, are on scene with 6 Type 6 Engines, 3 Type 2 Handcrew, 1 Type 2 Module, Type 2 & Type 3 Helicopters, Overhead, Air Tankers, Water Tenders, and Retardant Drops.

The Incident Commander is Ken Watkins Magdalena RD FMO.

There are no threats to any structures and there are no current evacuations in effect at the time of this post.

The cause is unknown and under investigation. However, fire officials have deemed the point of origin about three miles northwest of Datil.

Photo Credit:  S. Matt Counts, Cibola NF & NGs Air Attack

Firefighters will continue with their full suppression objectives.

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WA Wildfire Activity Log | Monday

There was some wildfire activity today on Monday, May 2, 2022. Here is a brief summary of what occurred today according to our source with wildcad.net.

WEST RIM FIRE

A wildfire broke out on Euclid Road in Spokane County, Washington. Resources were dispatched via WA DNR – NEC at 1038 hours this morning and arrived shortly thereafter on the scene at 1121 hours. The fire was contained to 0.1 acres with fire fuels being timber and litter. It was contained at 1140 hours and controlled at 1145 hours PT. No word on the cause. # Final Report #

OAK CREEK INCIDENT

Smoke Check. At 0847 hours this morning, resources were dispatched via the WA DNR CWC Dispatch Center to Oak Creek in Yakima County, Washington. Incident #OWF-66. Limited information received. # Final Report #

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CA Wildfire | Platina Fire | 1

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Credit: Alertwildfire

The PLATINA FIRE ignited this afternoon and units began responding just after 1500 hours PT to the incident burning on Platina Road at Nono Road is southwest of Redding in Shasta County, California. The fire had the time was listed at about 10 acres in grass, dead fuels, and along with pine.

About 15 minutes later, Tankers 83 and 95 were deployed from McLelland Airtanker Base to the incident, where they arrived just before 1600 hours and were assigned to do load and return out of Redding. The tankers were working in tangent with Copter 909 and two AAs who were making drops.

Around 1720 hours, it was stated fire resources had stopped the forward progression of the now measured eight (8) acre fire located in Igo. Firefighters will remain operational overnight to strengthen control lines and continue with their full suppression objective.

Resources still assigned to this incident are five engines, four water tenders, two copters, two hand crews, two dozers and a total of 40 fire personnel.

Incident Cooperators include SCFD, USFS and HVFPD. Lead Fire Agency is CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit (CAL FIRE SHU)

The current weather report (as of 1900 hours) is 71*F temps, sunny skies with 0% precip, RH at 24%, and winds at four miles per hour (4 mph).

The fire has a 30% containment status.

The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.

No firefighters have been injured.

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NM Wildfire | Pine Park Fire | 1

UPDATE 1 – Friday, April 22, 2022

A new wildfire designated as the PINE PARK FIRE is burning in the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands, which started yesterday around 1400 hours. It is also said to be located in the Datil Mountains in New Mexico.

The Incident Commander is Elias Mora with the Magdalena Ranger District.

About 31 acres of pine, pinyon-juniper, and grass have burned and there is a 50% containment status reached at the time of this update.

A total of 65 fire personnel are currently engaged on the fire line with the primary focus on full suppression and containment efforts.

The cause of this fire is unknown and under investigation.

A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect until Saturday, April 23, 2022.

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AR-OK Wildfire Activity | Saturday Report

Published 4/2/2022 2245 hours PT

This is a combined wildfire activity report for Saturday, April 2, 2022, for the States of Arkansas and Oklahoma.

4366 LANE FIRE

Pushmataha County, OK. 210 acres. 60% contained. 1 structure was lost. ##

BIRCH CREEK FIRE

BIA lands, OK. 3,328 acres. 70% contained. Nine total personnel with one crew and one engine. $3,000 cost-to-date. ##

BLUE DEVIL FIRE

Five miles southeast of Bowlegs, OK. 178 acres of hardwood litter and tall grass. 90% containment status. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Six total personnel are assigned along with two engines. Homes are still under threat. $28,000 cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment efforts have been reached. ##

BOGGS HOLLOW CREEK FIRE

Latimer County, OK. 330 acres. 10% contained. Five personnel assigned with two engines. $4,000 cost-to-date. ##

CADDO CANYON FIRE

Washita County. 250.4 acres. 45% contained. Cause by incendiary ignition. ##

COPELAND RANCH FIRE

Mayes County. 211 acres. 90% contained. Two personnel remain on the scene with one engine. $3,000 cost-to-date. ##

DOVE POINT FIRE

1 mile north of Pawhuska, OK. Incident #OKOSA-1018 PA PJQ2 (1522). Dispatched 1530 hours. 4.1 acres. IC Louis Dailey, ICT Type 4 (Trainee). Contained 4/1/2022 1730 hours. Dispatch Center: Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center. ##

ENOS RD FIRE

2 miles southwest of Kingston, OK. Incident #OKCHA-1023 PA PJQ5 (1522). 1.6 acres. Dispatched 4/1/2022 1900 hours. IC Willis. Dispatch Center: Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center. ##

GATOR FIRE

Sequoyah County, OK. 115 acres. 80% contained. Four personnel are still attached to this incident with one engine. $5,000 cost-to-date. ##

LIMA FIRE

3 miles southeast of Seminole, OK. Incident #OKWEA-1016 PA PJP3 (1522). Dispatched 4/1/2022 1630 hours. 1.4 acres. Contained 4/1/2022 1730 hours. Dispatch Center: Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center. ##

MOUNT IDA 11

RX Fire. Montgomery County, CW District, AR. Incident #AROUF-1013 NFHF. Dispatched 4/1/2022 1018 hours. 345 acres. IC Terry Beaty, 1100 hours. Dispatch Center: Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center. ##

OK SLR-FY22 RX UNIT J

RX Fire. Alfalfa County, OKSLR District, OK. Incident #OKSLR-1010. Dispatched 4/1/2022 0745 hours. 2,462 acres. IC Howard Boss, 0800 hours. Dispatch Center: Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center. ##

OKLAHOMA HIGH TOP FIRE

LeFlore County, OK. 163 acres. 80 contained. ##

ORANGE FIRE

3.5 miles north of Leon, OK. Incident #OKCHA-1022 PA PJQ4 (1522). 3.4 acres. Dispatched 4/1/2022 1730 hours. IC Ben Graham. Dispatch Center: Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center. ##

PCS ROSS CREEK EAST

RX Fire. Scott County, PCS District, AR. Incident #AROUF-1012 WFSE. Dispatched 0951 hours. 1,801 acres. IC RL Self, 1300 hours. Dispatch Center: Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center. ##

PEBBLE RIDGE FIRE

Pittsburg County, OK. 130 acres, 100% contained. Four personnel remain with two engines. Unknown CTD. ##

PECAN FIRE

5 miles south of Sasakwa, OK. Incident #OKWEA-1017 PA PJP4 (1522). 0.9 acre. Dispatched 4/1/2022 1631 hours. Contained 4/1/2022 1730 hours. Dispatch Center: Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center. ##

PVJ INCIDENT

10 miles south of PVJ (Garvin County), AR. OKCHA District. Incident #AROUF-1026. Smoke Check. Dispatched 4/2/2022 1607 hours. Dispatch Center: Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center. ##

QUINTON OVERLOOK FIRE

Haskell County, OK. 140 acres. 100% contained. Three personnel remain along with one engine. Unknown CTD. ##

REDBANK UNIT 3

RX Fire. Montgomery County, JWF District, AR. Incident #AROUF-1009 NFSE. Dispatched 4/1/2022 0727 hours. 335 acres. IC: Wyatt Palin, 1300 hours. Dispatch Center: Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center. ##

ROBINSON CREEK FIRE

Robertson Creek (Scott), AR. MO District. Incident #AROUF-1020 WFSE. Prescribed Fire. IC Adam Strothers, 4/2/2022 1100 hours. Dispatched 4/2/2022 0801 hours. Dispatch Center: Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center. ##

ROUND MOUNTAIN FIRE

OK State lands. 170 acres destroyed. 75% contained. Three engines. $9,000 cost-to-date reached. ##

SALT FIRE

BIA lands. 408 acres burned. 80% contained. 16 personnel are still assigned to this incident along with one crew and four engines. $10,000 cost-to-date reached. ##

SANDY CREEK FIRE

Enos Road, OK. Incident #OKCHA-1021 PA PJQ3 (1522). 3.5 acres. Dispatched 4/1/2022 1800 hours. IC Derek Domis. Dispatch Center: Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center. ##

SARDIS CHURCH FIRE

Pittsburg County, OK. 1,833 acres. 100% contained. Seven personnel along with three engines. $3,000 CTD. ##

SCOTT HOLLOW FIRE

OK State lands. 341 acres. 80% containment status. Five personnel remain on the scene staffing two engines. $5,000 cost-to-date. ##

SULPHUR MOUNTAIN FIRE

Pushmataha County, OK. 930 acres. 25% contained. ##

SUNSHINE CANYON FIRE

Pushmataha County, OK. 545 acres. 100% contained. ##

TV3 FIRE

Haskell County, OK. 190 acres. 100% contained.Five personnel remain along with two engines. No known CTD. ##

WALNUT CREEK FIRE

BIA lands, OK. 257 acres burned. 100% fully contained. Four personnel still assigned along with one engine. $10,000 cost-to-date. ##

WASHITA RIVER FIRE

Two miles southeast of Durham, OK. 37,657 acres of timber, brush, and grass. 55% contained. 98 total personnel assigned. 26 engines. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs, single-tree torching, and smoldering. Structures under threat. Eight structures lost. $271,000 cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment efforts. ##

WEBSTER RANCH FIRE

BIA lands. 1,030 acres. 70% contained. Nine personnel are assigned to this incident. One crew and one engine are resources remaining in this incident. $30,000 cost-to-date for suppression and containment expenses have been reached. ##

WEST BUFFALO FIRE

Latimer County, OK. 2,112 acres. 100% contained. Five total personnel still assigned along with two engines. $4,000 CTD. ##

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TX Complex Fire | Crittenberg Complex | 2

Update 2 – March 31, 2022, Thursday

The Crittenberg Complex is made up of several wildfires located on and off Fort Hood’s military base in Texas. On March 27th, the County requested assistance from the State fire agency.

Credit: Coryell All Hazards Preparedness Hub Facebook

A total of 33,175 acres of tall grass and brush have been lost collectively for both wildfires.

The On Post Fire is 85% contained and the Off Post Fire is 95% contained.

The incident has been turned back over to local fire resources from the Texas A&M Forest Service. They were in Unified Command with Fort Hood.

During the fire incident, 200 homes south of the City of Flat were evacuated on the afternoon of March 27 but were re-populated that same night.

There are still 20 total personnel on the scene.

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TX Wildfire | Das Goats Fire | 3

Published 3/31/2022, Thursday, 1840 PT

MICO, TX — A car fire spread into an urban-wildland interface, sparking a wildfire in prime conditions which included warm, dry, and windy conditions on March 25, 2022, around 1700 hours CDT.

Credit: Blake Lovell, Jonathan Butts

Today, the fire has gutted 1,092 acres of tall grass and brush and crews have reached a 95% containment status. Fire behavior has been reduced down to minimal activity with creeping and smoldering. There are some reported heat signatures near the east and north ends of the fire line.

There is still 29 total fire personnel assigned to this incident.

Emergency alert notifications for Medina County can be found at http://r.i=info.com/rc/arc

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OK Wildfires | Sit Rep 1 | Tuesday

Update 1 – Published 3/29/2022, Tuesday

4366 LANE FIRE

About 210 acres have been burned along with 1 structure was lost. Resources have reached a 60% containment status. A 60% containment status has been reached. One person is assigned along with one engine. Total CTD for fire suppression and containment costs have reached $6,000.

BLUE DEVIL FIRE

The BLUE DEVIL FIRE is located on the Bureau of Indian lands, about five miles southeast of Bowlegs. Fire behavior has been reported as extreme with spotting. 178 acres of hardwood litter and tall grass have been consumed. A 70% containment status has been reached. About five personnel are still assigned along with one crew and four engines. CTD: $10,000 for fire suppression and containment efforts.

BOGGS HOLLOW CREEK FIRE

The BOGGS HOLLOW CREEK FIRE is located about nine miles south of Wilburton (Latimer County). About 300 acres of closed timber litter and tall grass have been destroyed. There is a 75% containment status obtained. Minimal fire behavior with backing has been observed. Five personnel are assigned with two engines. Total cost-to-date has reached $4,000.

COPELAND RANCH FIRE

This wildfire is located three miles southeast of Locust Grove in Sequoyah County, this wildfire has consumed 211 acres of timber and slash and is 90% contained. Two personnel are assigned along with one engine. Total CTD is $3,000.

GATOR FIRE

The GATOR FIRE is located 13 miles north of Muldrow in Sequoyah County has burned through 115 acres of hardwood litter and timber and is 88% contained. Fire behavior is active with spotting.

HIGH TOP FIRE

This wildfire is located in the area of the Oklahoma Department of Forestry, eight miles southwest of Poteau. Hardwood litter. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs, running, and backing was reported by Incident Managers. The total acres burned was 163 and there is an 80% containment status. Five resources including personnel and three engines are still on the scene of this incident. Total CTD is $5,000 for fire suppression and containment efforts.

OKLAHOMA HIGH TOP FIRE

This Oklahoma wildfire is located in LeFlore County. Approximately 163 acres have been destroyed. There is an 80% containment status.

PEBBLE RIDGE FIRE

This wildfire is located seven miles south of Eufaula in Pittsburg County. 130 acres of closed timber litter have been burned. There is an 88% containment status. Minimal fire behavior was reported along with backing and uphill runs.

QUINTON OVERLOOK FIRE

The QUINTON OVERLOOK FIRE is located two miles north of Quinton in Haskell County. 140 acres of closed timber litter and tall grass. 60% contained. Fire behavior is minimal.

ROUND MOUNTAIN FIRE

This wildfire was reported in the last 24 hours on the lands owned by the Oklahoma Department of Forestry (OKDOF), located about 13 miles southeast of Stillwell. Hardwood litter. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. 170 acres have been destroyed. There is a 75% containment status reached. A total of seven personnel along with three engines are committed to this incident. There has been $9,000 CTD for fire suppression and containment efforts reached.

SARDIS CHURCH FIRE

The SARDIS CHURCH FIRE is located 10 miles south of Hartshorne (Pittsburg County). About 1,800 acres of closed timber litter and tall grass. There has been a 70% containment reached. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, flanking, and backing are occurring. Seven total personnel are on this incident along with three engines. Cost-to-date is $3,000.

SALT FIRE

The SALT FIRE is located on the Bureau of Indian lands in the Okmulgee Field Office, about eight miles northwest of Henryetta. About 408 acres of tall grass has been consumed. Reports of extreme fire behavior with running and flanking have been observed. Structures are under threat. There is a 75% containment status. There is a total of 16 total personnel along with one crew and four copters. CTD: $10,000 for fire suppression and containment efforts.

SULPHUR MOUNTAIN FIRE

This wildfire is located two miles southeast of Kiamichi in Pushmataha County. About 930 acres of hardwood litter and short grass have been consumed but crews have reached a 25% containment status. Fire behavior is moderate with backing and uphill runs. Structures are still threatened.

SUNSHINE CANYON FIRE

Pushmataha County. 545 acres. 100% contained.

TV3 FIRE

This wildfire is located five miles northeast of Quinton in Haskell County. 190 acres of closed timber litter and tall grass. 60% contained. Minimal fire behavior was reported. Structures are still considered under threat. Five total personnel are assigned along with two engines. Total CTD: Unknown.

WASHITA RIVER FIRE

The WASHITA RIVER FIRE was discovered at 1135 hours this morning. It has burned 7,500 acres and has a 0% containment status.

WEST BUFFALO FIRE

The WEST BUFFALO FIRE is located seven miles northwest of Wilburton (Latimer County). About 2,112 acres of closed timber litter have been destroyed. There is a 70% containment status reached. Moderate fire behavior with backing and uphill runs was reported. Four total personnel along with two engines. Cost-to-date is $3,000.

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TX Wildfire | Eastland Complex | 2

Update 2 – Tuesday – March 29, 2022

The Eastland Complex was originally made up of several wildfires, which ignited on March 16, 17, and 20, 2022, on private land about two miles southeast of Romney (Eastland County), Texas.

  • Walling Fire
  • Wheat Field Fire
  • Kidd Fire
  • Oak Mott Fire
  • Blowing Basin Fire
  • Mangum Fire
  • Cedar Mountain Fire

Today the fire has been reduced to minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.

Credit: TX A&M Forest Service

About 54,513 acres of grass and timber have been consumed, as well as destroying 158 structures. Numerous homes are still under threat.

Fire personnel has reached a 90% containment status. Full containment of this wildfire is expected to occur on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.

They will continue monitoring, mop-up operations, and holding fires in the area. They did find an area of hale bales and a tree stump which continue to smolder. Additional focus will be on these areas as high winds and low RH continue to stabilize, creating the perfect timing for hot spots and new starts.

According to the NIFC Sit Rep, there is still 85 total personnel assigned to this incident down 61 from Monday. At this time, there are 13 engines still listed as resources committed.

Current total costs-to-date for fire suppression and containment efforts have reached $5.1 Million Dollars.

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TX Wildfire | Das Goats Fire | 2

Published 3/28/2022, Monday, 1855 hours PT

MICO, TX — A wildfire ignited grass and timber on March 25, 2022, around 1700 hours CDT in Mico, Texas, which was caused by a car fire.

The fire had consumed 214 acres during our last reporting and resources had a 60% containment status. On Monday, they have reached a new milestone of 95% containment but the fire has considerably destroyed additional land for a total of 1,092 acres.

There is still 23 fire personnel assigned to this incident the fire behavior is still active with flanking and spotting.

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Some images of the fire are seen here and all credit is given to the rightful owners/photographers. We do not lay claim to any of them. They are being gleaned from a public site, Inciweb.nwcg.gov, a governmental website.

Credit: Blake Lovell, Jonathan Butts
Credit: Blake Lowell, Jonathan Butts
Credit: Unknown. Courtesy of Inciweb.nwcg.gov

An ambulance is on standby for any future burns or injuries. This is needed during all incidents, as a precaution.

Credit: Unknown. Courtesy: Inciweb.nwcg.gov

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