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

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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.

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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

California Wildfires | Update 2

Update 2:30PM 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 Nov 11

Hidden Fire – 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 310 acres with an unknown containment status.

There are 175 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

NEWLY REPORTED FIRE: Fly Canyon Fire – Utah – Update 1

Updated @ 2000 hours PDT

Fly Canyon Fire 3

Photo Courtesy/inciweb

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Newly reported fire is located 5 miles N of Joes Valley, Utah on the Manti-Lasal National Forest that was ignited by lightning.

The fire is burning in mixed conifer and aspen fuels.

RESOURCES

There is currently a Type 4 team in Command along with 1 helicopter that is reseeding the affected fire areas. Additionally, there is a Falling team and 12 personnel assigned to this event.

CURRENT STATUS

The fire has burned 2866 acres and fire crews have reached a 90% containment status.  There are no structures being threatened at this time.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Marshes Fire | CA | Update 1

NEW!

Updated 1800 hours

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Start Date/Time:  9/26/2016 @ 1215 hours PDT

Location:  Off Hwy. 49 and Marshes Flat Road north of Don Pedro Reservoir (Tuolumne County).

Size Up:  400 acres.  0% containment.

Cause:  Unknown.

COMMAND

IC:  CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit.

EVACUATIONS

Mandatory Evacuations:  Moccasin Estates subdivison.

Advisory Notifications:  Hetch Hetchy area.

Shelter Info:  Hacienda at 5182 Fuentes de Flores, La Grange, CA 95329.

Threats:  Homes are directly under threat.

CLOSURES

Roads:  Hwy 49 and Marshes Flat Rd.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Wildfires Over 25,000 Acres | YTD | Sep 9 2016

We all know that even though it is Fall, the Fire Season is not quite over yet.  Here is a recap of some pretty large fires since we began covering them in 2016.  There are plenty that are missing from this list and we are working to include them on this list.

FIRES OVER 100,000 ACRES

PIONEER FIRE – IDAHO

  • Near Deadwood Reservoir & National Forest System Rd 579
  • Active Fire
  • 182,445 acres
  • 56% contained
  • Cause unknown

RANGE 12 FIRE – WASHINGTON STATE

  • Moved from Yakima Training Center on to BLM Lands, State & private lands
  • July 2016
  • 100% contained
  • 176,600 acres
  • Cause is unknown

HOT POT FIRE – NEVADA

  • 35 Miles North of Battle Mountain
  • July 2016
  • 100% contained
  • 122,292 acres
  • Lightning strike

SOBERANES FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Los Padres National Forest,
  • Ventana Wilderness
  • Monterey County
  • Active Fire since July 2016
  • 103,242 acres
  • 60% contained
  • Illegal campfire in Garrapta State Park

FIRES OVER 50,000 ACRES

HENRYS CREEK FIRE – IDAHO

  • 7 miles East of Idaho Falls
  • 100% contained
  • August 2016
  • 52,972 acres
  • Human-caused / still under investigation

FIRES OVER 40,000 ACRES

CEDAR FIRE – ARIZONA

  • 18 miles NW of Whiteriver
  • 10 miles South of Pinetop-Lakeside/Show Low
  • 100% contained
  • June 2016
  • 45,977 acres
  • Undetermined cause

CHIMNEY FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Near Lake Nacimiento
  • San Luis Obispo County
  • 100% contained
  • September 2016
  • 46,344 acres
  • Cause unknown

NORTH FIRE – NEW MEXICO

  • 25 miles SW of Magdalena
  • 100% contained
  • May 2016
  • 42,102 acres
  • Lightning caused

MAPLE FIRE – WYOMING

  • Yellowstone National Park
  • 3.67 miles NE of the town of West Yellowstone
  • 3.57 miles SW of MT Holmes Lookout
  • Active Fire
  • August 2016  – September 2016
  • 42,000 acres
  • Unknown containment status
  • Lightning caused

RAIL FIRE – OREGON

  • 5 miles west of Unity
  • Wallowa – Whitman National Forest
  • Active Fire
  • 95% contained
  • July 2016 – September 2016
  • 41,716 acres
  • Unknown cause

SAND FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Angeles National Forest
  • NB Hwy 14/Sand Canyon
  • 100% contained
  • July 2016 – August 2016
  • 41,432 acres
  • Cause unknown

FIRES OVER 30,000 ACRES

BEAVER CREEK FIRE – COLORADO

  • Routt National Forest
  • 24 miles north of Walden
  • Active Fire
  • 62% containment status
  • 37,674 acres
  • July 2016 – September 2016
  • Unknown cause

BLUE CUT FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Cajon Pass
  • San Bernardino County
  • Off of I-15 and Hwy 138
  • North of San Bernardino
  • 100% contained
  • 36,274 acres
  • July 2016 – August 2016
  • Cause is still under investigation

CHERRY ROAD FIRE – OREGON

  • Vale District
  • East of Owyhee Reservoir
  • 100% contained
  • 35,308 acres
  • August 2016
  • Unknown cause

CLIFF CREEK FIRE – WYOMING

  • 5 miles north of Bondurant
  • Bridger – Teton National Forest
  • Active Fire
  • 97% contained
  • July 2016 – September 2016
  • 33,775 acres
  • Lightning caused

REY FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Los Padres National Forest
  • Near White Rock Day Use Picnic Area
  • Unknown containment status
  • 32,606 acres
  • Cause unknown

GAP FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Klamath National Forest
  • Happy Camp
  • Seiad Valley
  • Active Fire
  • 85% containment status
  • August 2016 – September 2016
  • 31,864 acres
  • Unknown cause

JUNIPER FIRE – ARIZONA

  • Tonto National Forest
  • Approximately 10 miles south of Young
  • 100% contained
  • May 2016 – July 2016
  • 30,631 acres
  • Lightning caused

FIRES OVER 25,000 ACRES

CEDAR FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Sequoia National Forest
  • 5 Miles East of Glennville
  • Active Fire
  • 98% contained
  • August 2016 – September 2016
  • 29,322 acres
  • Cause under investigation

COOPER KING FIRE – MONTANA

  • Lolo National Forest
  • The junction of the Thompson and Clark Fork Rivers
  • Active Fire
  • July 2016 – September 2016
  • 70% contained
  • 28,534 acres
  • Unknown cause

 

Thank you for following us throughout our journey on this Fire Season so far.  Don’t go yet…. Fire Season is still upon us and we will cover Fire news all year round.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

 

 

 

Active Wildfires | California | Sep 2 2016

Did You Know?

 California reported 95% of all Wildfires were caused by Humans!

Remember #OneLessSpark by making sure your campfires are completely out (making sure they are cold).

A pair of men were recently convicted of starting a wildfire and having to pay millions of dollars. Don’t be that guy(s).

# # #

CHIMNEY FIRE 

Photo Credit: USFS

  • Location:  Running Deer Rd & Chimney Rock Rd south of Lake Nacimiento.
  • County:  San Luis
  • Start Date/Cause:  8/13/2016.  Unknown cause/under investigation.
  • IC/Command:  CAL Fire IMT 2.
  • Size/Containment:  46,344 acres.  97% containment status.
  • Injuries:   1
  • Destroyed Structures:  49 homes, 21 others.
  • Damaged Structures:  8.
  • Evacuations:  All orders have been lifted.
  • Personnel:  1242.
  • Resources/Equipment:  41 engines, 32 crews, 1 copter, 14 dozers and 14 water tenders.
  • Fire Status:  Firefighters made great progress towards containment of fire.

CEDAR FIRE

Stars shining above the Cedar Fire near Panorama Heights

Stars shining above the Cedar Fire near Panorama Heights. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

  • Location:  5 Miles East of Glennville, California.
  • National Forest:  Sequoia.
  • Start Date/Cause:  8/16/2016. Unknown.
  • Command:  Unified with Kern Co FD & Central Coast Team 7.
  • Size/Containment:  29,322 acres.  95% containment status.
  • Injuries:   No reports known.
  • Destroyed/Damaged Structures:  Unknown.
  • Personnel:  1,305 personnel assigned.
  • Fire Status:  Fire smoldering.

GAP FIRE

View of the Gap Fire looking East.

View of the Gap Fire looking East. (Photo Credit: Will Harling via Inciweb)

  • Location:  Seiad Valley, California.
  • National Forest:  Klamath  
  • Start Date/Cause:  8/27/2016. Cause unknown.
  • IC/Command:  Northern CA IMT 2
  • Size/Containment:  19,260 acres.  12% contained. 
  • Evacuations:  Ladd Road from Walker Gulch east to Hicks Gulch; Highway 96 between Hamburg and Seiad Valley; Community of Seiad Valley; along the Seiad Creek Road from Highway 96 to Panther Gulch; Hamburg community.
  • Personnel:  1,823.
  • Fire Status:  Increased fire activity. Mandatory & Advisory Evacuations are in effect.  Fire crews to continue with structure defense, maintain current containment lines, and scout for opportunities to construct direct / indirect line.  Working to contain spot fire on  southern edge of fire will be key focus during night ops.

SOBERANES FIRE

Soberanes Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Soberanes Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

  • Location:  Soberanes Creek, Garrapata State Park, Palo Colorado/Big Sur, & Ventana Wilderness.
  • Start Date/Cause:  July 22, 2016.  Caused by illegal, unattended campfire on the Soberanes Canyon trail in the Garrapata State Park
  • IC/Command:  Commanding Alaska IMT
  • Size/Containment:   37,194 acres is on Cal Fire – San Benito-Monterey Unit and 56,986 acres is on Los Padres National Forest – Monterey Ranger District for a total of 94,736 acres.  60% containment.
  • Personnel:  1,083 assigned to this incident.
  • Evacuations:  Mandatory evacuations for Coast Ridge Rd. from mile marker 1.5 to Marble Peak at the end of the road. Evacuation warnings for Tassajara Road from Carmel Valley to the Tassajara Hot Springs Zen Center and for a small section of Monterey County along the Pacific Coast Highway. The evacuation area is bounded on the north by Castro Canyon, on the south by the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, on the east by North Coast Ridge Road and on the west by Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway).
  • Park Closures:  Andrew Molera State Park , Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Garrapata State Park.
  • Road Closures: Apple Pie Ridge Road and Coast Ridge Road.
  • Fire Status:  Moderate fire growth.
  • Fire Tips:  CAL FIRE Tip Line at: (800) 468-4408.

# # #

September is “National Preparedness Month”

# # #

Tip of the Day:

“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”

Ready.gov lists great resources to help you start the conversation.  https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

OR Wildfire (New): Gibbon Fire | August 10, 2016

The Gibbon Wildfire is located 20 miles East of Pendleton, Oregon and near Meacham Creek / Stumbough Ridge. It was ignited by lightning passing over the area.

It has consumed 155 acres of timber, brush and short grass has reached a 20% containment status.

Credit: ODF

The fire behavior is minimal with backing.  The terrain is very rugged and fire crews have had difficulties fighting the fire.

There are 60 personnel along with The Grande Hotshot crew alongside with the support of 1 Type 1 helicopter, 1 Type 2 helicopter, 1 Type 2 hand crew, and 4 engines.

The cost-to-date for this fire is $279,000.00.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Baca Fire | Arizona | Update | July 13

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A Wildfire is burning 27 miles S of the intersection of I-40 and Anvil Rock Road and West of the Baca Float and approximately 52 miles NW of Prescott, Arizona.  It is burning on land managed/owned by the Arizona State Department of Forestry but originally started on private lands.  The wildfire was ignited by lightning on July 7th around 1422 hours.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

Baca Fire (Source: Inciweb)

Currently, there are 10 personnel on-scene and one helicopter.  1697 acres of grass and brush have been scorched.  The fire is currently being monitored by the air. Fire is expected to move to the Southeast.

It is at a 0% containment status.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

There are no homes or structures currently being threatened nor were any destroyed.  The cost-to-date of this incident has reached $55,000.00.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are currently using the hashtags #BacaFire #AzWildfires2016 #USWildfiresAZ.

 

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog