NEW! #RozellFire | Rueter MO | 1

ROZELL FIRE | Fire Fact – There have been five new fires  reported in the Eastern Area with one being a new large incident.  (Source: NIFC)

Incident Summary | A wildfire is burning on the Mark Twain National Forest, about one mile south of Rueter, (Taney County) Missouri in short grass.

Fire Conditions | Fire behavior is extreme and the containment status remains at a zero-percent.   The fire has consumed 500 acres and is growing.

Resources | There are 19 personnel attached to this incident along with four engines and one helicopter.  Additional resources from the Missouri Highway Patrol are also assisting.

Damage Assessment |  The cost-to-date has reached $20,000.  There are no structures currently threatened or reported as destroyed.  No injuries to civilians or firefighters have been reported either.

Photo Credit | MSHP Trooper D.  Photos taken on February 15, 2018.

Social Media | We are using the following hashtags for this fire incident of #RozellFire #MOwildfire

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1045 hours PST

NEW! #KnobHillFire | St David AZ | 1

KNOBB HILL FIRE

Flight over Knob hill

Incident Summary | A wildfire is burning in the Southeast District area of the Arizona Department of Forestry  and on the Coronado National Forest.

The fire ignited from an unknown cause on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

It is located approximately 15 miles east of St. David, Arizona.

Fire fuels consist of timber and chaparral.

Current Fire Conditions | Fire behavior is minimal with creep and backing.  Some structures are reportedly under direct threat with road closures in effect.

The fire has reached a 74 % containment status.

Resources | There are 77 personnel assigned along with three crews, two engines and one helicopter.

Damage Assessment | The fire has scorched 2,896 acres of land and the cost-to-date expenses have reached a high of $150,000.

Flight over Knob Hill

Fire Photo Credit | Coronado National Forest via Inciweb.

Social Media | We are using hashtags #KnobHillFire #AZwildfire for this incident.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – 1035 hours PST

NEW! #Hwy34and73Fire | Hammon OK | 1

HWY 34 and 73 FIRE

Incident Summary |  A wildfire has ignited in the Oklahoma Department of Forestry’s area located six miles south of Hammon, Oklahoma.  Fire fuels include tall grass and brush.

Current Fire Conditions | Fire conditions include active fire behavior with wind-driven runs.  About 400 acres of land has been consumed.  The fire has a 59% containment status.

Resources | There are 58 personnel assigned to this incident with 24 engines.

Damage Assessments | There has been no structure reported as damaged or destroyed, however, cost-to-date expenses have reached $16,000.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

NEW! #Compartment4Fire | Naples Florida | 1

COMPARTMENT 4 FIRE

Fire Fact:  There were 307 new fires reported with three being new large incidents and two as not being contained and still burning in the Southern Area of the U.S.  This includes states in Oklahoma and Florida. (Source:  NIFC)

Incident Summary | A Wildfire has broken out in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Preserve, about 10 miles east of Naples, Florida.  Fire fuels include southern rough.

Resources | There are about 12 personnel assigned to this fire along with seven engines from the Florida Wildlife Service (FWS).

Fire Conditions |  Fire behavior is moderate with flanking.  Firefighters have reached an 80% containment status.

Damage Assessment |  The fire has scorched 882 acres of land and there has been a cost-to-date of $15,000.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

#RedHorseFire Continues To Burn | 2

RED HORSE FIRE

Incident Summary | The Red Horse Fire that began on Sunday, February 18, 2018, that was began in the afternoon was said to be approximately ten miles long and about one mile wide continues to burn near Freedom, (Woods County) Oklahoma.

Resources | 150 firefighters are on the fire line which also include an OFS Task Force, one Air Attack Platform, one Type 1 Airtanker and Aerial Supervisor Module, two Type 1 helicopters and one OHP/OFS Aerial Observation Platform.

Command | Command is in Unified Command with Oklahoma Forestry Services and Freedom Fire Department.

Current Status |  According to the OFS at midnight on Sunday, the fire had gained some ground and scorched about 3,600 acres so far but firefighters have gained a ten-percent containment status.

Damage Assessments | There have been no reports of structures threatened, damaged or destroyed.  There has also been no civilian or firefighter injuries reported.

Fire Weather |  Current weather conditions consist of cloudy skies, temps of 39*F, winds at eleven-miles-per-hour and 57% humidity.

Fire Photography |  Photo Credit:  Oklahoma Forestry Service (OFS)

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #RedHorseFire #OKwildfire

ABOUT FREEDOM, OKLAHOMA | Freedom is located in Woods County, which is about 25 miles west of Alva (pop. about 5,000) on State Highway 64 and on the banks of the Cimarron River.  In 2010, Freedom had a population of only about 289 residents.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1000 Hours PST

Oklahoma’s Wildfire #RedHorseFire Miles Long

Near Freedom, Oklahoma | A fire broke out on Sunday afternoon around 1737 hours PST.  Around 2030 hours PST Social Media was in shock and awe of a wildfire reportedly 10 miles long and possibly one mile wide in the northwest region of Oklahoma.  The wildfire has been named the Red Horse Fire.

Resources | There are approximately eight-to-ten county fire departments on-scene with an unknown number of personnel.  An OFS Task Force was deployed around 1448 PST.

Command | Command is in Unified Command with Oklahoma Forestry Services and Freedom Fire Department.

Current Status | The fire was said to be still burning into the late night and at a 0% containment status.  We have reached out to the Oklahoma Forestry Services for an update on number of acres burned, number of personnel and containment status since their last update was three to four hours ago (at the time of this posting).

Damage Assessments | There have been no reports of structures threatened, damaged or destroyed.  There has also been no civilian or firefighter injuries reported.

Fire Weather |  Current weather conditions in the area are 61*F with partly cloudy conditions and winds at 20 m.p.h. Humidity is at 80%.

Fire Photography |  Photo Credit:  Oklahoma Forestry Service (OFS)

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #RedHorseFire #OKwildfire

ABOUT FREEDOM, OKLAHOMA | Freedom is located in Woods County, which is about 25 miles west of Alva (pop. about 5,000) on State Highway 64 and on the banks of the Cimarron River.  In 2010, Freedom had a population of only about 289 residents.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2240 PST

On The Eleventh Day of Christmas …..

The (Wild)Fire Season gave to thee…..

11 Wildland Firefighters

10 Strike Teams Responding…

9 Copters Dropping…   

8 Water Tenders Supplying…

7 Fire Logistics Dispatchers Ordering…

6 Helitack Crews Rappelling…

5 I M T ‘ s….

4 Bulldozers Dozing…

3 Incident Command Posts….

2 Fire Chasers….

And A  Serious Fire Blogger….

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Written / Photography Content. Also written by (Becki Coates)

On The Tenth Day of Christmas …..

The (Wild)Fire Season gave to thee…..

10 Strike Teams Responding…

9 Copters Dropping…   

8 Water Tenders Supplying…

7 Fire Logistics Dispatchers Ordering…

6 Helitack Crews Rappelling…

5 I M T ‘ s….

4 Bulldozers Dozing…

3 Incident Command Posts….

2 Fire Chasers….

And A  Serious Fire Blogger….

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Written / Photography Content. Also written by (Becki Coates)

On The Ninth Day of Christmas …..

The (Wild)Fire Season gave to thee…..

9 Copters Dropping… 

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8 Water Tenders Supplying…

7 Fire Logistics Dispatchers Ordering…

6 Helitack Crews Rappelling…

5 I M T ‘ s….

4 Bulldozers Dozing…

3 Incident Command Posts….

2 Fire Chasers….

And A  Serious Fire Blogger….

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Written / Photography Content. Also written by (Becki Coates)

On The Eighth Day of Christmas …..

The (Wild)Fire Season gave to thee…..

8 Water Tenders Supplying…

7 Fire Logistics Dispatchers Ordering…

6 Helitack Crews Rappelling…

5 I M T ‘ s….

4 Bulldozers Dozing…

3 Incident Command Posts….

2 Fire Chasers….

And A  Serious Fire Blogger….

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Written by LR Swenson (& Becki Coats )