WA | Winthrop Fires | 7

UPDATE 7 | AUGUST 7, 2021

On July 8, 2021, several fire starts occurred after lightning passed over in the earlier hours. Three fires escaped initial fire attack resulting in the CEDAR CREEK, VARDEN and DELANCY FIRES. The Varden Fire would eventually merge in with the Cedar Creek Fire, while both this one and the Delancy Fires would remain active. The CUB CREEK 2 FIRE is also being included as it is also near Winthrop, Washington.

CEDAR CREEK FIRE

Both the Cedar Creek and the Delancy Fires are still burning on Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest lands, public and private lands within Okanogan County. They are about 15 miles northwest of Winthrop and four miles WSW from Mazama, Washington.

Both are being managed by the Great Basin IMT Team1.

For the Cedar Creek Fire, it is at 52,859 acres and has gained a 26% containment status.

Reports of fire burning through containment lines (retardant lines) on the Visiliki Ridge but was quickly stopped and held to a rocky natural terrain feature. Additional work continues in other parts of the fire line.

Delancy Fire had an aerial flyover and found the fire is still being held at 223 acres, while being monitored by air and unstaffed.

Resources include 759 fire personnel, along with 238-line supervisor and support personnel. 2 Type crews, 12 crews, 9 copters, 60 engines, 28 water tenders and 21 other heavy equipment.

Newly revised evacuation orders have been released by the Okanogan County OEM agency. https://bit.ly/OkanoganCountyEM

CUB CREEK 2 FIRE

Credit | USFS

The Cub Creek 2 Fire was detected on July 16, 2021 at 1327 hours PT from an unknown cause. It is located five miles north of North of Winthrop, Washington.

The fire has burned approximately 62,368 acres and is 24% contained. Three structures have been lost.

There are about 633 total resources assigned to this incident.

Fire personnel are continuing to do suppression repair work and bringing in extra supplies on the western flank. The northern edge of the fire is being monitored for minor spread in the area, which they are also implementing structure protection protocols to area cabins. Additionally, personnel are building an indirect line with heavy equipment which may take up to two or more days to complete.

TFR — in effect over the fire area. Know before you fly and remember that if you are flying, air resources cannot fly due to possible mid-air collisions and the danger presented for air and ground personnel and equipment. AVOID THE AREA.

Hashtags — #cedarcreekfire #delancyfire #WAwildfires #FireSeason2021

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

WA | Winthrop Fires | 6

UPDATE 6 | AUGUST 6, 2021

The CEDAR CREEK FIRE started on July 8, 2021 that was sparked from lightning in the early hours, along with the DELANCY FIRE.

Our hotshot crew just finished hand ignition along the Thompson Ridge below Gobblers Knob, from the 4410 road across the 500 road. This is to create a black line more slowly. Crews and engines are deployed along the 4410 road to hold the fire.
Credit | USFS

Three wildfires escaped initial attack and causing the naming of three incidents: Cedar Creek, Varden Fires and the Delancy Fires. Varden Fire merged into the Cedar Creek incident early stages of the fire.

The VARDEN FIRE merged into the Cedar Creek Fire, while the DELANCY FIRE has burned separately in this incident. This is not a Complex.

Both the Cedar Creek and Delancy Fires are burning on Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest lands in steep and rocky terrain with heavy dead and down heavy fire fuels.

The CEDAR CREEK FIRE is 52,858 acres and has a 26% containment status. It is located about 15 miles northwest of Winthrop, Washington. Fire behavior is active with single-torching, uphill runs and flanking.

The DELANCY FIRE remains at 223 acres. No increased fire behavior has been observed but is still under monitoring by Fire Managers watching over the primary main wildfire, the Cedar Creek Fire. It is located about four miles west of Mazama, Washington.

Crews are almost done with being tasked with wood chipping and removing hazard trees.

Resources are mainly on the Cedar Creek Fire which include:

  • Fire Managers: Great Basin IMT Team
  • 897 fire personnel
  • (1) 86-line supervisor and support personnel
  • (3) Type 1 hotshot crew
  • (10) Type 2 copters
  • (2) Type 1 IAA hotshot crews
  • (2) Camp crews
  • (6) Type 1 heavy copter
  • (1) Type 2 copters
  • (2) type 3 copters
  • 68 engines
  • (6) dozers
  • (5) tactical water tenders
  • 24 water tenders
  • (1) masticator
  • (3) skidgens
  • (3) excavators
  • (8) faller bunches

TFR — in effect over the fire area. Know before you fly and remember that if you are flying, air resources cannot fly due to possible mid-air collisions and the danger presented for air and ground personnel and equipment. AVOID THE AREA.

Smoke Forecast — via Inciweb —  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210622-095718-0.pdf

Smoke Blog — https://wasmoke.blogspot.com/

Highway Information — https://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/default.aspx

Evacuations — Okanogan County, Washington — For the Cedar Creek, Delancy and Cub Creek 2 Fires https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergeny_management/index.php

Wildfire Preparedness — Methow Conservancy– https://methowconservancy.org/discover/fire-prep-recovery%20

House Assessment –Wildfire ready Neighbors — https://wildfireready.dnr.wa.gov/

Emergency Alert Sign-ups — Okanogan County government —  https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergency_management/index.php  

National Forest Closures — Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest – –inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210618-090120-0.pdf 

Hashtags — #MazamaFires2021 #cedarcreekfire #delancyfire #WAwildfires #FireSeason2021

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Cedar Creek Fire | Winthrop WA | 5

UPDATE 5 | JULY 30, 2021

The CEDAR CREEK FIRE started on July 8, 2021 that was sparked from lightning in the early hours.

Three wildfires escaped initial attack and causing the naming of three incidents: Cedar Creek, Varden Fires and the Delancy Fires. Varden Fire merged into the Cedar Creek incident early stages of the fire.

Credit | USFS

The VARDEN FIRE merged into the Cedar Creek Fire, while the DELANCY FIRE has burned separately in this incident. This is not a Complex.

Both the Cedar Creek and Delancy Fires are burning on Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest lands in steep and rocky terrain with heavy dead and down heavy fire fuels.

The CEDAR CREEK FIRE is 41,142 acres with a 11% containment.

Hwy 20 Operations: Crews working along the highway in the Early Winter Creek area are making great progress today and yesterday. Fire Managers expected to divert resources to other areas of the incident.

Free Stone area — Fire crews continued to work in the in the area where active fire was observed. Fire has been reported as backing down towards the road and to use it as a fire break.

Little Wolf creek, Little Bridge Creek and Thompson Ridge areas — Crews worked to strengthen control features in hope of a burn out, which will stop the forward progression of the fire. Projected fire lines are due to tie in with the old Little Bridge Fire burn scar. This will create a barrier between active fire and the Twisp River.

Structure protection — is one of the Fire Managers key focus. On the way to a successful suppression and containment path, Managers are using assets, such as strike teams (State and Local) of engines by patrolling residences along the fire perimeter.

Damage Assessment — 533 homes are under threat, while two other structures were destroyed. CTD has reached $12.4 Million. Estimated containment is October 31, 2021.

The DELANCY FIRE is 223 acres. No increased fire behavior has been observed.

It is located about 15 miles northwest of Winthrop and four miles WSW of Mazama, Washington.

Resources — The are 689 total personnel along with 14 crews, 11 copters and 53 engines. Lead Agency is the USDA Forest Service.

Hashtags — #MazamaFires2021 #cedarcreekfire #delancyfire #WAwildfires #FireSeason2021

Smoke Forecast — via Inciweb —  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210622-095718-0.pdf

Smoke Blog — https://wasmoke.blogspot.com/

Highway Information — https://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/default.aspx

Evacuations — Okanogan County, Washington — For the Cedar Creek, Delancy and Cub Creek 2 Fires https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergeny_management/index.php

Wildfire Preparedness — Methow Conservancy– https://methowconservancy.org/discover/fire-prep-recovery%20

House Assessment –Wildfire ready Neighbors — https://wildfireready.dnr.wa.gov/

Emergency Alert Sign-ups — Okanogan County government —  https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergency_management/index.php  

National Forest Closures — Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest – –inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210618-090120-0.pdf 

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Cedar Creek, Delancy Fires | 4

UPDATE 4 — JULY 26, 2021 — 2000 HOURS PT — MONDAY

COMMUNITY MEETINGS

July 27, 2021 — 1800 hours PT — Mack Lloyd Park, Winthrop, Washington

July 28, 2021 — 1800 hours PT — Twisp River Park, 325 N. Lincoln St., Twisp, Washington

Cedar Creek Fire. Credit: USFS

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The CEDAR CREEK FIRE started on Sunday, July 11, 2021 around 0545 hours in the early morning, when multiple wildfires were sparked by lightning in the Methow Alley (Okanogan County) on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Fires.

Three wildfires escaped initial attack and causing the naming of three incidents: Cedar Creek, Varden Fires and the Delancy Fires. Varden Fire merged into the Cedar Creek incident early stages of the fire.

It is now the Cedar Creek Fire only with command also reporting/fighting the Delancy Fire. The IMT is also managing the Cub Creek 2 Fire.

Cause was determined to be lightning.

LOCATION

It is located about 15 miles northwest of Winthrop and four miles WSW of Mazama, Washington.

CURRENT STATUS

Cedar Creek Fire — 24,647 acres. 11% contained. The amount of acreage burned increased by 2,000 more of timber burned inside the fire perimeter. Total CTD for fire suppression and containment efforts have reached $8.4 Million with no structures lost.

Fire behavior is still active with short crown runs, flanking and with short-range spotting.

Delancy Fire — 223 acres. This fire is also in the same location as the Cedar Creek Fire. Fire fuels are timber, medium slash and short grass. Fire behavior has been observed as moderate with flanking, backing and single tree torching. Damage assessment for this incident have topped out at $300,000 to-date.

RESOURCES

There are a total of fire personnel – 535: 3 – type 1 hotshot crews, 5 – type 2 hand crews, 2 – camp crews, 4 – type 1 (heavy) helicopters, 1 – type 2 helicopter, 2 – type 3 helicopter, 55 – engines, 5 – dozers, 16 – water tenders,1 – masticator, 1 – skidgen, 3 – skidders, 1 – excavator, 4 – feller bunchers, 1 – Aerial Supervision Module, and 151 overhead.

COMMAND

Command is under the direction of IC Stock with the NW Team 8, a Type 2 IMT of both wildfires Cedar Creek and Delancy Fires.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags — #MazamaFires2021 #cedarcreekfire #delancyfire #WAwildfires #FireSeason2021

PUBLIC INFORMATION – RESOURCES

Smoke Forecast — via Inciweb —  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210622-095718-0.pdf

Smoke Blog — https://wasmoke.blogspot.com/

Highway Information — https://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/default.aspx

Evacuations — Okanogan County, Washington — For the Cedar Creek, Delancy and Cub Creek 2 Fires https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergeny_management/index.php

Wildfire Preparedness — Methow Conservancy– https://methowconservancy.org/discover/fire-prep-recovery%20

House Assessment –Wildfire ready Neighbors — https://wildfireready.dnr.wa.gov/

Emergency Alert Sign-ups — Okanogan County government —  https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergency_management/index.php  

National Forest Closures — Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest – –inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210618-090120-0.pdf 

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Cedar Creek Fire | Mazama, WA | 3

UPDATE 3 — JULY 24, 2021 — SATURDAY — 2040 PT

Incident Summary

The CEDAR CREEK FIRE started on Sunday, July 11, 2021 around 0545 hours in the early morning, when multiple wildfires were sparked by lightning in the Methow Alley (Okanogan County) on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Fires.

Credit: OK-WEN NF

Three wildfires escaped initial attack and causing the naming of three incidents: Cedar Creek, Varden Fires and the Delancy Fires. Varden Fire merged into the Cedar Creek incident early stages of the fire.

It is now the Cedar Creek Fire only with command also reporting/fighting the Delancy Fire. The IMT is also managing the Cub Creek 2 Fire.

Location

It is located about 15 miles northwest of Winthrop and four miles WSW of Mazama, Washington

Current Status

Cedar Creek Fire — 22,415 acres. 11% contained. Fire was projected to move down into Virginian Ridge into the Wolf Creek drainage. Mop-up operations are in progress along portions west of SR20 from Early Winters area south towards Gobblers Knob.

Fire behavior has been reported as active with short crown runs, flanking and short-range spotting.

Delancy Fire — Fire has moved over Delancy Ridge and is being forecasted to creep and smolder in steep, rocky, sparsely brushy terrain. This fire is being monitored by aircraft. It is estimated at 223 acres with an unknown containment status.

Resources

Between the two wildfires, there are 459 total personnel alongside three Type 1 hotshot crews, four Type 2 hand crews, two camp crews, four Type 1 Heavy copters, two Type 3 copters, 34 engines, two dozers, 10 water tenders, one masticator, two skidgens, thee excavators, two fell/bunchers and 147 overhead personnel.

Command

Fire is under the command of NW Team 8, an Type 2 IMT. They are also managing the Delancy Fire incident and reporting just under the Cedar Creek name.

Public Information Resources

Smoke Forecast (Inciweb) |  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210622-095718-0.pdf

Evacuations — For the Cedar Creek, Delancy and Cub Creek 2 Fires https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergeny_management/index.php

Methow Conservancy (Wildfire Preparedness) — https://methowconservancy.org/discover/fire-prep-recovery%20

Wildfire ready Neighbors (House Assessments) — https://wildfireready.dnr.wa.gov/

Emergency Alert Signups —  https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergency_management/index.php  

National Forest Closures — /inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210618-090120-0.pdf 

Damage Assessment

There have been NO structures reported as destroyed but cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment expenses have reached a whopping $7.3 Million for both incidents with Cedar Creek at $7 Million and Delancy Fire at $300,000.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Cedar Creek Fire | Mazama, WA | 2

UPDATE 2 — 7/23/2021 — FRIDAY — 2320 PT

Incident Summary

The CEDAR CREEK FIRE started on Sunday, July 11, 2021 around 0545 hours in the early morning, when multiple wildfires were sparked by lightning in the Methow Alley (Okanogan County) on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Fires.

Three wildfires escaped initial attack and causing the naming of three incidents: Cedar Creek, Varden Fires and the Delancy Fires. Varden Fire merged into the Cedar Creek incident early stages of the fire.

It is now the Cedar Creek Fire only with command also reporting/fighting the Delancy Fire. The IMT is also managing the Cub Creek 2 Fire.

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Credit | Cedar Creek Fire Facebook Page

Current Status

FEMA Region 10 | has approved the 4th request for the Management Assistance Grant. This helps receive federal funds to fight this wildfire.

Fire behavior continues to be active with short crown runs, flanking and short-range spotting. It has extended east of Lucky Jim Bluff and is continually moving to the southeast along Virginia Ridge, as well as active along SR 20.

Fire has burned 20,806 acres and is now 11% contained. Expected containment by Fire Managers is scheduled for October 31, 2021.

438 residences are under a current threat.

Resources

Lead Agency: USDA Forest Service

There are a total of 501 personnel along with three Type 1 hotshot crews, two type 2 IA hand crews, four Type 2 hand crews, two camp crews, four Type 1 Heavy copters, one Type 2 copter and two Type 3 copters, 35 engines, two dozers, 10 water tenders, one masticator, one skidgens, three excavators, four skidders, one feller buncher and 147 overhead.

Incident Cooperators

  • USFS
  • OK-WEN NF
  • FEMA
  • WA FMO

Location

It is located about 15 miles northwest of Winthrop and four miles WSW of Mazama, Washington.

Public Information Resources

Smoke Forecast (Inciweb) |  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210622-095718-0.pdf

Evacuations | For the Cedar Creek, Delancy and Cub Creek 2 Fires.

https://demokanogan.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=d0932c342e6448bcbcf99f3cb4344636

Hwy Info |  https://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/default.aspx  

Emergency Alert Signups |  https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergency_management/index.php  

National Forest Closures | https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210618-090120-0.pdf 

Incident Cooperators

Incident Cooperators | USFS, DNR, FEMA, North Pacific hand crew, Okanogan County EMA, North Pacific Crew #2, Mazama Store, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Cedar Creek Fire | Mazama, WA

The CEDAR CREEK FIRE started on Sunday, July 11, 2021 around 0545 hours in the early morning, when multiple wildfires were sparked by lightning in the Methow Alley (Okanogan County) on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Fires.

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Credit | Inciweb

Three wildfires escaped initial attack and causing the naming of three incidents: Cedar Creek, Varden Fires and the Delancy Fires. Varden Fire merged into the Cedar Creek incident.

It is now the Cedar Creek Fire only with command also reporting/fighting the Delancy Fire. The IMT is also managing the Cub Creek 2 Fire.

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Credit | Cedar Creek/Delancy Fire Facebook Page

Smoke Forecast (Inciweb) |  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210622-095718-0.pdf

Public Meeting (Recording) | July 21, 2021 via YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4Q1x1pYbVJsqI_hH3lm_XQ 

Evacuations | For the Cedar Creek, Delancy and Cub Creek 2 Fires.

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Credit | USFS

https://demokanogan.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=d0932c342e6448bcbcf99f3cb4344636

Hwy Info |  https://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/default.aspx  

Emergency Alert Signups |  https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergency_management/index.php  

National Forest Closures | https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210618-090120-0.pdf 

FEMA Region 10 | has approved the 4th request for the Management Assistance Grant. This helps receive federal funds to fight this wildfire.

Fire photo below – This a picture of the fire activity that was viewed from the Okanogan County Fire District 6 Mazama Station. The fire backed down the hill and prompted a Level 3 evacuation. – Fire Facebook

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Credit | Fire Facebook

Incident Cooperators | USFS, DNR, FEMA, North Pacific hand crew, Okanogan County EMA, North Pacific Crew #2, Mazama Store, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

There has been 14,857 acres burned with a 11% containment status.

About 449 total personnel along with seven crews, 34 engines and six copters are assigned to this incident.

Total CTD for fire suppression and containment expenses have reached a whopping $5.6 Million Dollars.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

U.S. and Global Wildfires | Recap | March 1, 2021

Here is the Sit Rep for Monday, March 1, 2021, for all impacted United States of America and around the Globe as broken down by each state and country.

ARKANSAS-OKLAHOMA

DZOP CY21 ALF SUPPORT. Resource Order. Heflin, Alabama. Dispatched 1516 hours.

ARIZONA

Did You Know?

It’s dry out – wildfires can start in any area where dry brush and a spark meet. Roadside fires have been the most common, followed by escaped private burning, and fires in high-use target shooting and recreation and areas – always make sure your campfire is out cold. – BLM Arizona Fire

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Photo Credit | BLM Arizona Fire

SPARROW FIRE. Black Water School Road and Sparrow Circle. Dispatched 1203 hours. 0.1 acre. Contained 1252 hours MST. Phoenix Interagency Fire Center.

ASH FIRE. Highway 87. Dispatched 0954 hours. 0.1 acre. Contained 1252 hours. Phoenix Interagency Fire Center.

RAILROAD FIRE. China Town (GIO/SCA). Dispatched 2/28/2021 1450 MT. 3 acres. Showing open. Phoenix Ineragency Fire Center.

SCOUT FIRE. Mittry Lake. Dispatched 2/28/2021 1132 hours. .25 acre. Contained 2/28/2021 1530 hours. Controlled 3/1/2021 1030 hours MST. Prescott Dispatch Center.

LITTLE FIRE. I-40, mile marker 263 EB, seven miles southeast of Winslow. 400 acres. Resources BAT 1-1, BAT 1-2, CH1, CPTR 4-2and CPT 4-3. Originally dispatched 2/27/2021 1244 MST. AZ Dispatch Center.

DUB FIRE. BIA lands. 1 mile east of San Carlos. 402 acres. 80% contained. Brush and short grass. Moderate fire with running and torching. 15 total personnel. 1 crew and 2 engines. $50,000 cost-to-date. NIFC

CORONADO NATIONAL FOREST. Douglas Ranger District will burn up to 10 acres on Tuesday, March 2nd in the Cochise Stronghold to reduce hazardous fire fuels and the extreme threat of wildfire. This will also improve forest health, wildlife habitat and range/watershed conditions. – CNF

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Photo Credit | CNF

CALIFORNIA

Did You Know?

The State of California continues to aid Butte County in its recovery from the Camp Fire. Wildfire residential debris recovery ended in November 2019. California is now focused on removing more than 80,000 trees at risk of falling on public property and public rights of way. Cal Recycle.

Hazard Tree progress report through February 27, 2021.  2,575 properties cleared and 29,977 trees felled.

COVID 19 PAN IMT SUPPORT . Resource Order. Oakland, California. Dispatched 1623 hours. Plumas Emergency Comm Center.

CLEAR CREEK PILE BURN. Prescribed Fire. Clear Creek Ranger Station. Dispatched 1508 hours PT. Angeles ECC.

CALVERT FIRE. Started at 1505 hours. Off of Aberdeen Station Road and Old Hwy 395. South of Big Pine in Inyo County. 90 acres. 30% contained (1801). CAL FIRE.

GASQUET RANGER DISTRICT – COMPOUND ADMIN PILE. Prescribed Fire. Dispatched 1048 hours PT. North Coast Interagency Comm Center.

Did You Know?

Wildfires accounted for 1/2 of all air pollution in the Western US over recent years. – State of California CFO Steve Westly

CF/AB/37 FIRE. Bonita Falls. Dispatched 1427 hours. 0.1 acres. Federal Interagency Comm Center.

BDU-CALVERT FIRE. Aberdeen Road, east of Hwy 395. Dispatched 1336 hours PT. Owens Valley Interagency Comm Center.

VEG/AB/82A FIRE. Brush fire. 21500 block of Papago Road. Dispatched 1141 hours PT. Federal Interagency Comm Center.

VALLEY FIRE. Southbound I-5 South of 138 highway, Gorm. Dispatched 1108 hours PT. Resources SO #14RD #iEKIS. 0.3 acres. Angeles ECC.

EVERGREN FIRE. Brush fire. Units responded around 1500 hours. Off of Evergreen Road and Old Gold Road in Bowman. Contained to 5 acres. Firefighters in mop up operations. Photo Credit (below). CAL FIRE TGU.

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ADMIN PILES – BULLARDS. Prescribed Fire. Bullards. Dispatched 1042 hours PT.

BIG PINE UNITS 1 BURN. Jackson Lake. Dispatched 0941 hours PT. Angeles ECC.

MINDEN HTF MARKLEVILLE. Prescribed Fire. Dispatched 1040 PT. 5-10 acres. Tahoe National Forest.

CORBIN FIRE. Dispatched 0959. Mendocino National Forest.

LOUISIANA

CRACKLIN FIRE. 6 miles south of Hackberry. 300 acres that’s 50% contained. No resources on this fire. $15,000 cost-to-date. Moderate fire behavior with backing, smoldering and flanking. NIFC.

MISSISSIPPI

313B FIRE. Northbound Hwy 49, Forrest County. Dispatched 2/28/2021 1817 hours. 185 acres. Contained 3/1/2021 1715 hours. Mississippi Interagency Coordination Center.

CHANEY FIRE. Forrest County. Dispatched 2/28/2021 1729 hours. 40 acres. De Soto District. Contained 3/1/2021 0010. Mississippi Interagency Coordination Center.

POSEY FIRE. Perry County. Dispatched 2/28/2021 1519 hours. 20 acres. De Soto District. Contained 3/1/2021 1612 hours. Mississippi Interagency Coordination Center.

BURGER CAMP FIRE. Wayne County, Jones County Line. District of Chickasawhay. Dispatched 1120 hours.5 acres. Mississippi Interagency Coordination Center Dispatched 2/28/2021 1120 hours. Contained 2/28/2021 1404 hours PT.

NORTH DAKOTA

SCORIA FIRE. Dispatched 1656 hours. 20 acres. North Dakota Interagency Dispatch Center.

HIGHWAY 200 FIRE. Highway 200. 150 acres. Dispatched 1453 hours. E272 and E672 responded. North Dakota Interangecy Dispatch Center.

OKLAHOMA

FIELD FIRE. Okmulgee Field Office. 355 acres. 100% contained. 9 total person with two engines. Bureau of Indian Affairs land. NIFC

DEAD PASTURE FIRE. Oklahoma Department of Forestry. 385 acres. 100% contained. 4 total personnel and 2 engines. $2,000 cost-to-date. NIFC.

. BURRIS VALLEY ROAD FIRE. 3 miles NE of Daisy. Hardwood litter. Started 2/28/2021. 195 acres. 75% contained. 5 total personnel. 2 engines. $3,000 cost-to-date. Moderate fire behavior with creeping. NIFC

BLACKSMITH FIRE. 2 miles NE of Peggs. Timber fire fuels. 203 acres. 90% contained. 4 total personnel with 2 engines. Moderate fire behavior that is threatening structures. NIFC.

BLUFF FIRE. 1 mile south of Bluff. 120 acres. 95% contained. 1 person on 1 engine on-scene. Hardwood litter and grass. Minimal fire behavior. NIFC.

SOUTH DAKOTA

RAP ATB SUPPORT 2121. Resource Order. Rapid City Air Tanker Base. Dispatched 0846. Great Plains Interagency Dispatch Center.

DRIFT FIRE. 4 miles ENE of Summerset (Meade County), South Dakota. SDS E669 resources sent. 0.1 acres. Contained 3/1/2021 1718 hours. Controlled 3/1/2021 1816 hours. Great Plains Interagency Dispatch Center.

TEXAS

Did You Know?

There are currently 26 personnel responding to the winter weather incident. Since February 11, a total of 196 personnel from TFS and TIFMAS as well as Regional All-Hazard Incident Management Team members from across Texas have been mobilized to respond. – Texas A&M Forest Service

Texas A&M Forest Service employees assist at a water distribution site in Fort Worth on February 24, 2021.
Photo Credit | Texas A&M Forest Service

PIGEON ROOST FIRE. 4 miles SW of Boswell. Tall grass fire fuels. Started 2/28/2021. 745 acres. 75% contained. 49 total personnel. 22 engines. $13,000 cost-to-date. Extreme fire behavior with running. Structures are threatened.

UTAH

QUARRY ROAD FIRE. Quarry Road. Dispatched 1413. Short grass fire fuels. 20 acres. Contained at 1610 hours and under control 1720 hours. Richfield Interagency Fire Center.

WEST VIRGINIA

Fire Fact | March 1st is the start of the State’s annual fire season through May 31st. Burn bans are now in effect. WV Forestry.

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Photo Credit | WV Forestry

ALBERTA, CANADA

Did You Know?

Alberta’s wildfire season starts on March 1st and fire permits are required for most burning in the Forest Protection area. – Alberta Wildfire

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Photo Credit | Alberta Wildfire

JAPAN

TOCHIGI PREFECTURE FIRE. Forest fire. Started 2/21/2021. Near the City of Ashikaga in the Tochigi Prefecture 85KM north of Tokyo. At least 1800 buildings were evacuated on February 24th. Has been fully contained after 9 days. It was a wind-driven wildfire. No injuries reported or structure loss or damages reported.

A second wildfire was burning in another prefecture north of Toyko in Gunma on February 24th but that one appears to be out. via Social Media, news outlets

WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

JONKERSHOEK FIRE. Cape Winelands District Municipality. Unknown start date or acreage. Firefighters have a good knockdown on fire. Not fully contained. Fire lines in Jonkershoek through Blaauwklippen have been fully contained. Light rain fell over the fire ground and made some positive impacts. Crews will continue to complete mop-up objectives.

Fire in the Banhoek area still has active fire behavior in an accessible area. Teams are due to lay line throughout the night. No loss of lives but two Cape Nature field officers are in the hospital with serious burn injuries. Premier Alan Winde.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 3/1/2021 2230 hours PT

U.S. Wildland Fires | Recap | February 28, 2021

As the 2021 Fire Season starts ramping up across the United States, we will be bringing daily Sit Reps as a combined post excluding the Northwest (Washington State and Oregon). Should the fire season become like 2020, posts will be broken down by each State or if they are multiple incidents into separate Fire Incidents.

ALABAMA

SC QUAL 11, 12 and 6. Prescribed fires. Incident #ALF-210090. Shoal Creek. 758 acres. Dispatched 0742. Alabama Interagency Coordination Center.

CN MILL CREEK 02. Prescribed fires. Incident #ALF-210089. Conecuh. 774 acres. Dispatched 0735. Alabama Interagency Coordination Center.

TL SCHOOL B. Prescribed fires. Incident 3ALF-210088. Talladega. 494 acres. Dispatched 0725. Alabama Interagency Coordination Center.

ARKANSAS-OKLAHOMA

GOATS FIRE. Goats Bluff Road, Oklahoma. Oak and brush. Dispatched 1037. 0.1 acres. Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center.

ARIZONA

FIRE FACT | In 2020, more than 80% of Arizona’s wildfires were human-caused. (Source: AZ Department of Forestry).

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Credit | AZ Forestry

LITTLE FIRE. I-40, mile marker 263 EB, seven miles southeast of Winslow. 100 acres. Resources BAT 1-1, BAT 1-2, CH1, CPTR 4-2and CPT 4-3. Arizona Dispatch Center.

MITRY LAKE CAMPGROUND FIRE. Mittry Lake. Dispatched 1132. MT. Open incident. Prescott Interagency Dispatch Center.

CALIFORNIA

FIRE FACT | The state is starting to see a flood of landslides in areas where wildfires burned up areas of land. It is becoming a more frequent occurrence. Read more about these incidents. Post-wildfire Landslides Becoming More Frequent in Southern California (usgs.gov)

KNOLLS FIRE. Malibu Canyon Road and Malibu Knolls Road. LA County FD units responded at 0429 hours this morning to a .25 acre fire in medium fuels with strong winds out of the north and structures threatened. The second alarm was called immediately and a request for two additional copters for a total of three. Copter 19 confirmed a second brush fire in the area of Serra Retreat just under a mile east of the KNOLLS FIRE. (0451 hours). At 0500 hours, main fire increased to two acres that were having immediate threats to structures in the area; the second fire was knocked down by Copter 19. Units were being set-up for structure protection. Forward progress was stopped at four acres. Residents were sheltering-in-place. Dozers and rest of the resources were released at 0542 hours. Two LACoFD Firehawk helos were used during the early morning aerial fire operations. Held at 4.8 acres and there were about 200 firefighters that fought this stubborn brush fire. No cause has been released. (Sources: LA Co Fire Ops, LA Co FD)

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Credit | LA Co Fire Ops

PINE RIDGE FIRE. Mutual Aid call/wildfire. 4500 block of Pine Ridge Avenue (San Diego County). dispatched 1024. Incident #CNF-622. This was a house fire into brush. Firefighters held it to a 10 x 10 spot with heavy winds. Crews got it knocked down super fast. Cleveland National Forest Dispatch Center.

FLORIDA

FIRE FACT | Florida states they are the leader in the use of Prescribed Fires in the United States. They are reducing the risk of devastation, protecting lives and their homes. (Source: FFS Everglades)

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Credit: State Foresters (2019)

B-5/F-19/F-22 FIRES. Prescribed Fires. Eglin AFB. 2000 acres. Florida Interagency Coordination Center.

NC4 FIRE. Prescribed Fire. Big Cypress Reservation. 300 acres. Florida Interagency Coordination Center.

BU73 FIRE. Prescribed Fire. BU 73. 1,788 acres. Florida Interagency Coordination Center.

BU328 FIRE. Prescribed Fire. Apalachicola NF. 3,895 acres. Florida Interagency Coordination Center.

BU50 FIRE. Prescribed Fire. 01-50. 4,412 acres. Florida Interagency Coordination Center.

GEORGIA

FIRE FACT | Georgia Forestry Commission’s firefighters have been completing Prescribed Fires like its fellow nearby States.

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COMPARTMENT 116 RX. Prescribed Fire. Dispatched 1304 hours. Georgia Interagency Coordination Center.

MISSOURI

FIRE FACT | In 2019, one of Missouri’s residents flew to California, rented a car and worked on setting 13 wildfires. He tried to fly home after attending his 50th high school reunion. Multiple agencies came together on this case. The MO man was arrested and charged. he committed no arsons in his own state. (Source: News media)

ALF RX SUPPORT PREPO CY21. Resource Order. Unknown locaition. Dispatched 0810. Missouri Iowa Coordination Center.

MISSISSIPPI

BURGER CAMP FIRE. Wayne County, Jones County Line. District of Chickasawhay. Dispatched 1120 hours. Mississippi Interagency Coordination Center

BIENVILLE CPT 64 FIRE. Prescribed Fire. Jasper County Roads 506 and 507. Scott Company. District of Bienville. Dispatched at 0842 hours. Mississippi Interagency Coordination Center.

SOUTH CAROLINA

C-159 FM. Prescribed Fire. Unknown location. Hazardous Fuel Reduction. 960 acres. Dispatched 0831 hours. South Carolina Interagency Coordination Center.

C-216 LC. Prescribed Fire. Unknown location. Aerial ignition. 728 acres. Dispatched 0828 hours. South Carolina Interagency Coordination Center.

C-76 FM. Prescribed Fire. Unknown location. Hazardous fuel reduction. 858 acres. South Carolina Interagency Coordination Center.

RX BURN C-30 and C-31. Unknown location. BAT 1, 2, CAPT 603, 604, DZ 2, SRF E401, 603. Dispatched 0817. Savannah River Dispatch Center.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/28/2021 1420 PT

CAL Fire Fights New Fire – Mt. Madonna

Mt. Madonna Summit, West of Gilroy, CA | CAL Fire Firefighters are currently on scene of a 5-acre fire.

No structures are currently threatened.

More information will be posted as details are received.

Please remember:

* If you are being evacuated, to please get out while you and your family can.  Please don’t put First Responders in harm’s way. They are trying to evacuate you out of the area as quickly as possible to help save your lives.

* Check the web if you are able to for resources such as shelters that accept pets [if applicable] and places you can safely move to.

* If you think you are being smart by using your iPhones, cameras etc to take photos or video of the fire, you may put your and the lives of First Responders in jeopardy.  This is no joke and should be taken seriously.  The fires are moving extremely FAST and are very HOT.  They can seriously burn you or kill you and no one wants that to happen, so please heed all warnings!

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