UT | Flatt Fire | AM Update

0030 PT | SUNDAY | JUNE 20, 2021

INCIDENT SUMMARY — The FLATT FIRE started on Thursday, June 17th at 2300 hours. This incident is located west of Enterprise, Utah.

EVACUATIONS are in effect.

Credit: BLM

CURRENT STATUS — It is approximately 14,058 acres of sage and pinion juniper. Fire crews have an approximate 15% containment status. According to sources, they say it started by “lightening” but that is written in the wrong context and means something completely different. It was caused by the correct written word “lightning”.

FIRE BEHAVIOR — Fire is said to have extreme fire behavior with wind-driven runs, torching and spotting.

COMMAND — The fire is being managed by the Color Country Type 3 Team, with IC Lyndsay Fonger at the helm.

Credit: BLM

RESTRICTIONS — Fire restrictions are at a Stage 1, which are currently in effect. RED FLAG WARNING is in effect due to hot, dry, gusty weather that can and may increase fire activity. This warning means that critical fire weather conditions exist which are either occurring or are imminent as a comb of strong winds, low RH and warm temps. This could lead to extreme fire behavior as some of us know it as a Firestorm.

Credit: BLM

RESOURCES — 100 or more personnel, four hot shot crews, two hand crews, 19 engines, one dozer, one helicopter, 11 SEAT aircraft and one water tender. Initially, at the beginning of this wildfire, resources were dispatched via the Color Country Interagency Fire Center on June 18th around 1324 hours. These included: CC #1 D4860 E1602 E321 E411 E4301 E4406 E4601 E4603 E665 SPA Squad TT 1901.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS — National Fire Situational (NFSA) Tool, Utah Fire Info.

COSTS-TO-DATE — Expenses for this incident has risen to $550,000 for fire suppression and containment costs-to-date.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Seattle Sees Lots of Fires

JUNE 5, 2021 | Saturday | 2320 PT

Seattle Fire has seen its share of fires since Friday and again on Saturday. Here is a recap of fires for Friday and Saturday and it is not even Sunday yet!

JUNE 5TH

2300 PT

Brush Fire. 520 block of Pontius Avenue. E2 dispatched. Fire in a planter box. Pump can extinguished.

1130 PT

Rubbish Fire. 9500 block of Ashworth Avenue North. E21, E21 dispatched.

0704 PT

Bark Fire. SW Andover Street x California Avenue SW. E32 dispatched.

0524 PT

Fire in Building. 4800 block of Raymond Street. A14, Air10, B2, B5, Deputy1, E13, E27, E28, E30, E33, L12, L3, M28, M44, MAR5, R1, REHAB1, SAFT2 and STAFF10 dispatched. Fire in a bathroom of a home. All occupants safely self-evacuated.

JUNE 4TH

2344 PT

Illegal Burn. 2700 block of East Madison Street. E34 dispatched.

2319 PT

Illegal Burn. 23rd Place NE and NE 145th Street. E39 dispatched.

2220 PT

Brush Fire. 5th Avenue NE and NE 60th Street. E31 dispatched.

1928 PT

Brush Fire. West Emerson Street and 15th Avenue Wes. E20 dispatched.

1632 PT

Fire in Building. B7, E11, L13, E28, L12, REHAB1, STAFF10, A5, B5, Deputy1, E37, L3, Safety2, E27, M25, M44, Air10, E32, MAR5, MVU11 dispatched.

1124 PT

Rubbish Fire. Pike Street and Boren Avenue. L10 dispatched.

0001 PT

Transformer Fire. Taylor Avenue North and Valley Street. E8 dispatched. Small fire at the Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) Transfer Station. Fire units quickly brought fire under control. No injuries reported.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

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

Baseball Fire | Wildfire | CA | 2

UPDATE 2

A wildfire has ignited on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 today.  It is named the Baseball Fire and its Incident Number is #MNF-144 M0GP.

It is located off of Atchison Creek in the Covelo Ranger District on the Glenn – Mendocinco County line.  It is burning in the Mendocino National Forest, about 15 miles southeast of Covelo near the Achison campground.

View of the Baseball Fire from Covelo

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

The fire has burned 68 acres grass, brush and timber. It is now 40% contained.

The cause has been officially released from Fire Investigators to have ignited from a previous burn pile from a Prescribed Fire project that ended in January 2020.

There are approximately 75 personnel assigned including crews, engines, a water tender and a helicopter.

There have been no structures or properties that have been damaged or destroyed.

There are currently no evacuations that are taking place at the time of this posting.

#MendocinoNF #CALFIRE #Wildfire #FireSeason_2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 2/26/2020 – 2010 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

Baseball Fire | Wildfire | CA | 1

UPDATE 1 

A wildfire has ignited on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 today.  It is named the Baseball Fire and its Incident Number is #MNF-144 M0GP.

It is located off of Atchison Creek in the Covelo Ranger District on the Glenn – Mendocinco County line.  It is burning in the Mendocino National Forest, about 15 miles southeast of Covelo near the Achison campground.

The fire has burned 60 acres.   There is a 5% containment status.

The cause was determined to be from a previous pile burning on the Baseball fire project.  It is being said from various sources that this was from an earlier prescribed fire project that was completed in the end of January and may have been smoldering for awhile due to dry conditions, warm temps and winds swooping through the area.

There are aproximately 55 personnel assigned including one crew, three engines, on water tender and a single helicopter.  Units were dispatched today around 1004 hours PST.

IC Robert Hoyle has a request in for additional resources on order.

Fire weather consists of light wind, 70*F temps and a low to moderate rate of spread.

There are no threats to property or to structures, nor are there any precautionary evacations in effect.

#MendocinoNF #CALFIRE #Wildfire #FireSeason_2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 2/25/2020 – 1920 hours PST

California Firefighters Save Trapped Victims

Butte County, California

Incident Summary | Firefighters were called to the 3500 block of Cherokee Road in Cherokee (Butte County), California for a house fire call before 0928 hours PST.   IC Command was assigned as “CherokeeFire”.

Fire Rescues | The first arriving Battalion Chief  made entry inside the well-involved fire and rescued two trapped occupants from the structure. (0928 hours PST)

Reach & Treat | With both fire victims rescued by crews, one was transported to a nearby hospital.  His/her condition was unknown at the time.

Knock Down | Firefighters reported the fire had knock down on the fire.  (0943 hours PST)

Overhaul Operations | The fire had burned quite a bit of the structure but firefighters were able to go into overhaul and salvage operations, saving about fifty-percent of the home. (1016 hours PST).

Cause | No word on the cause of the fire or the amount of damage that the residence suffered.

Current Fire Operations | Firefighters were still on-scene at the time of this posting.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #CherokeeFire and #CALFIRE

Photo Credits | CALFIRE – Butte County

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

California Wildfires | Update 4

Update 6 PM Hours PST

The following wildfires are burning in the State of California and all fires will be updated as new information has been received from our sources. Thank you for reading and following our Blog!

HIDDEN FIRE

The Hidden Fire started on October 29th from lightning. The fire is located in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia National Forest east of Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest.

Hidden Fire photo taken Nov 19 at 3 pm

Hidden Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

The fire is being managed by Unified Command with CAL FIRE to confine and contain the fire within the predetermined area.

Currently, the fire has burned 2739 acres  of timber with a 10% containment status.

There are 35 personnel assigned to this incident.

MEADOW FIRE

The Meadow Fire is located East of Trail of 100 Giants between Lloyd Meadow Road and Western Divide Highway.  It was ignited by lightning on October 15th at 11:15 AM PST.

There are 25 personnel attached to this wildfire.

At this time, 4347 acres have been consumed with a 95% containment status.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

California Wildfires | Update 3

Update 8:30 PM Hours PST

The following wildfires are burning in the State of California and all fires will be updated as new information has been received from our sources. Thank you for reading and following our Blog!

HIDDEN FIRE

Photo of Hidden Fire taken October 8th

Photo taken on October 8, 2016. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

The Hidden Fire started on October 29th from lightning. The fire is located in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia National Forest east of Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest.

The fire is being managed by Unified Command with CAL FIRE to confine and contain the fire within the predetermined area.

Currently, the fire has burned 1161 acres  of timber with an unknown containment status.

There are 137 personnel assigned to this incident.

MAREK FIRE

The Marek Fire started on November 14th by an unknown cause that is being thoroughly investigated by Officials.  This wildfire is located in the Lake View Terrace on the Angeles National Forest.  The fire has consumed 44 acres of brush fuels and has a 95% containment status.

There are 40 personnel assigned to this incident.

MEADOW FIRE

The Meadow Fire is located East of Trail of 100 Giants between Lloyd Meadow Road and Western Divide Highway.  It was ignited by lightning on October 15th at 11:15 AM PST.

There are 65 personnel attached to this wildfire.

At this time, 1724 acres have been consumed.

YUCCA FIRE

Yucca Fire on 11-17-16.

Yucca Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

The Yucca Fire was reported after a CAL Fire plane flying over the area discovered the fire on the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Forest on Saturday, November 5th.  It was determined to be ignited by lightning.

On November 11th, crews reached a 100% containment status but the fire activity would soon increase on November 17th.  Currently, there have been 20 acres consumed with a new containment status of 10% reached.  Fire behavior at this time is said to be low to moderate, smoldering with isolated pockets.

There are no threats or closures at this time.

7 Personnel are assigned to this wildfire.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog