WA | Mission Creek Fire | New!

1845 PT | SUNDAY | JUNE 20, 2021

SUMMARY — The MISSION CREEK FIRE is burning in the Mission Creek area, just outside of Cashmere (Chelan County), Washington, which was sparked from an unknown cause on Sunday, June 30th.

RESOURCES — WA DNR resources were dispatched on Sunday at 1546 hours PT via the Central Washington Communications Center. Those included BATT-71 CHELAN-25 CHELAN-27 CREW-33 CREW-52 E-4101 E-4104 E-4107 E-4204 E-6695 E-6696.

SIZE UP — Media reporting the fire burning at 25 acres in unknown fire fuels.

EVACUATIONS IN EFFECT

>> Yaksum Canyon road from the 3900 block all the way to the top.

>> Mission Creek Road from the 2800 block to Sand Creek One

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CA | Clevenger Fire | PM Update

1830 PT | SUNDAY | JUNE 20, 2021

SUMMARY — The CLEVENGER FIRE is burning in the area of Clevenger Canyon, near the community of Ramona (San Diego County) off of Hwy 78 in California.

SIZE UP — 50 acres with slow to moderate rate of spread. Fire is burning on the north side of the highway.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS — CAL FIRE – San Diego and San Diego Fire and Rescue.

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Credit: SDG&E cams

AIR RESOURCES — Four Air tankers working the left flank of the fire and three copters on the right flank.

Aircraft is coming and going from nearby Ramona Air Attack Base. With their quick response, they are getting a good handle on this fire and knocking it down.

CLOSED — Hwy 78 to all traffic.

CAUSE — The cause is currently unknown at this time.

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AZ | Walnut Fire | PM Update

1800 PT | SUNDAY | JUNE 20, 2021

SUMMARY — The WALNUT FIRE ignited from an unknown cause this morning around 0600 hours MST. It is located about seven miles northwest of Dragoon, northeast of Benson and just north of I-10 between Benson and Wilcox.

Walnut Fire, Mae West Peak in Cochise County
Credit: AZ DOF

COMMAND — Fire management is under IC Tod Wevorka, DFFM. Lead Agency: AZ DOF.

RESOURCES — 50 total personnel with hand crews and engines, assisted by SEATs. VLAT was on order but was diverted to the PINNACLE FIRE.

SIZE UP — Estimated at 350-600 acres of grass and brush consumed. 0% contained.

OPERATIONS — Crews dealing w/hot & dry conditions & 31mph wind gusts.

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UT | Sego Fire | PM Update

1655 PT | SUNDAY | JUNE 20, 2021

SUMMARY — The SEGO FIRE started this 1330 hours according to Fire Officials from a natural cause which passed over the area earlier. It is located on the southern end of the Book Cliffs on the north end of Thompson Springs in Grand County, Utah. Another wildfire named the CRESCENT FIRE is also burning in the same area.

CAUSE — Lightning strike. Lots of strikes in the last 48 hours.

SIZE UP — 50 acres. 0% containment.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS — Utah Fire Info, GBCC News. Moab Valley Fire Protection District,

CHALLENGES — Burning in rugged, steep and inaccessible terrain.

This is a developing story. We will update as more information is received.

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CA | Cow Fire | PM Update

1650 PT | SUNDAY | JUNE 20, 2021

SUMMARY — A new wildfire started around 1533 hours this Sunday called the COW FIRE is burning on the north side of Highway 44 at South Cow Creek Road in Millville (Shasta County). It is about 15 miles east of Redding, California.

THREATENED — Multiple structures.

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Credit: PG&E

SIZE UP — 150 acres om grass and oak woodland. 0% contained.

CAUSE — Unknown.

FIRE BEHAVIOR — Moderate rate of spread.

FIRE OPERATIONS — Initial reports indicated this is an eight-acre fire with a moderate rate of spread.

AIR RESOURCES — Tankers 93, 94, 95, 96 (en route) and a single copter.

RESOURCES — IC has ordered an IMMEDIATE NEED strike team of CAL FIRE engines and four additional hand crews from dispatch.

ABOUT FIRE NAME — There was another fire on Saturday named the COW FIRE (Tulare County) then they changed it to the MOUNTAIN FIRE. These are not the same wildfires and are two separate incidents.

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CA | Park Fire | PM Update

2250 PT | SATURDAY | JUNE 19, 2021 — FINAL UPDATE

The PARK FIRE is located near Upper Park road and Upper Bidwell Park (Butte County) northeast of Chico, California.

This wildfire started on Thursday, June 17th from an unknown cause. It is under investigation.

Fire management is in Unified Command between CAL FIRE/Butte County FD and the City of Chico.

Incident Cooperators include: Chico FD, Chico PD, Chico Parks Division and surrounding areas.

This fire has been reduced to 402 acres and is 100% contained.

No homes or other structures are under threat. There are no current evacuations in effect.

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CA | Overland Fire | AM Update

1140 PT | SATURDAY | JUNE 19, 2021

The OVERLAND FIRE is burning off of Canebrake Canyon Road and Great Southern Stage Route, east of Mount Laguna (San Diego County), California. It is also about .5 mile west of the S2 Highway.

Just after 0900 hours, firefighters arrived to a 10-acre brush fire with a slow rate of spread. There has been a request for an extended attack due to inaccessibility issues.

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Credit: CAL FIRE/San Diego County FD

Fire started today in a remote and hard-to-access area. Ground and air resources are currently working on the fire line.

The fire is about 100 acres with a 0% containment status. The AA says it is currently at 100+ with a potential of 500+ more acres.

In addition to this fire, it appears there is a search for two missing people in the area of Great Southerland Stage Route (S2) and Agua Caliente Springs Road.

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Courtesy: CAL FIRE/San Diego County FD

Incident Cooperators: CAL FIRE San Diego, San Diego County Sheriff Department, Ready San Diego, Fire Mappers.

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CA | Mtn Fire | AM Update

0216 PT | SATURDAY | JUNE 19, 2021

The MOUNTAIN FIRE was discovered about 24 hours ago at 0200 PT on Friday morning, June 18, 2021.

The fire is located above Cow Mountain Road near Springville, California near the perimeter of burn scar of the 2017 PIER FIRE on the Western Divide Ranger District. This is on lands in the Sequoia National Forest and the Giant Sequoia National Monument.

This was sparked by lightning.

Fire has burned 104 acres and crews have gained a 34% containment status.

Resources include: 150 firefighters alongside of five engines, seven hand crews, two air tankers, one AA plan, helicopter, water tender ad several overhead personnel assigned to this incident. Fire being managed by IC, Chris Morales.

Fire crews are being tasked to focus on efforts on constructing fire line around the perimeter overnight and works to their full suppression objectives.

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CA | Willow Fire | AM Update 2

1200 PT | SATURDAY | JUNE 19, 2021

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Credit: PG&E

The WILLOW FIRE started on Thursday at 2010 and reported at 2053 hours PT, which is burning on the Willow Creek and Marble Peak Trail, southeast of Big Sur (Monterey County), California on Los Padres National Park. This is in the Ventana Wilderness NW of the Arroyo Seco Rec area, close to the Tassajara Zen Center.

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Credit: USFS-Los Padres NF

Evacuations are in effect.

Evacuations ordered for Tassajara Rd, from the Tassajara Zen Center to China Camp Campground, in the Los Padres National Forest, including tributary Forest Routes. (6/18/2021 – Monterey County OES)

Evacuations ordered for All areas of Arroyo Secco Rd west of Woodtick Canyon, including Arroyo Seco Campground, Rocky Creek Rd, Camp Cawatre. (6/18/2021 – Monterey County OES)

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Credit: Monterey County OES

The only access is by hiking into the area.

Pinnacle National Park Service visitors are seeing smoke from this fire burning in Big Sur and Los Padres National Forest. The Park would like to remind visitors that this is not a threat to the Park but Pinnacle NPS remains at a very high fire danger where fires and grills are not allowed.

As of yesterday, the fire had scorched 1,500 acres and it was said to be moving south-southeast as winds changed the direction.

Incident Cooperators: Los Padres NF, Big Sur FD. IC: is Tony Zavala with the USFS.

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CA | Park Fire | AM Update

0151 PT | SATURDAY | JUNE 19, 2021

The PARK FIRE is located near Upper Park road and Upper Bidwell Park (Butte County) northeast of Chico, California.

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Credit: Chico PD

This wildfire started on Thursday, June 17th from an unknown cause. It is under investigation.

Fire management is in Unified Command between CAL FIRE/Butte County FD and the City of Chico.

Incident Cooperators include: Chico FD, Chico PD, Chico Parks Division and surrounding areas.

There has been 500 acres burned and is at a 50% containment status. This is located on the north side of the park.

No homes or other structures are under threat. There are no current evacuations in effect.

(L) Photo is proof of CAL FIRE’s amazing pilots and crew, as well as air resources/support are the best when working these wildfires.

This copter is dipping out of Bidwell Park.

What an amazing sight to see!

“There will be several days of mop-up operations by the Fire Department.” Says the Chico Police Department.

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