#WestMimsFire Continues to Burn | GA | 20

OKEFENOKEE NWR, GEORGIA

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Ignition Date/Time/Cause

A wildfire was sparked by a lightning spark on May 6, 2017, around 1700 hours from an unknown cause.

Location

The West Mims Wildfire was reported on April 6, 2017, approximately  2.5 miles NE of Eddy Fire Tower in Okefenokee NWR or 16 miles East of Fargo, Georgia.

RESOURCES

Fire Personnel + Equipment

There are 349 personnel assigned to this incident along with 1 crew, 24 engines and 3 helicopters.

FIRE STATUS

Damage Assessment – Acres + Containment Status

152,515 acres (no change) of Southern Rough and timber have been burned but a 65% containment status has been achieved. No changes.

Damage Assessment – Threats + Destruction

Numerous structures threatened.

Road, area and trail closures in effect.

4 structures have been lost.

Estimated Containment Status

Fire Managers are not expecting containment of this fire until November 1, 2017.

Alerts/Notices

A Temporary Flight Restriction or TFR is still in effect.  Flying Drones in Fire Zones cause Fire suppression aircraft to have to land until the airspace has been cleared of all aircraft, including Drones.  #NoZonesInFireZones #KnowWhenToFly

Burn bans have been issued for Baker County in Florida and Brantley, Charlton and Ware Counties in Georgia.

Cost-To-Date

The cost-to-date for Fire suppression and containment has reached a total of $46.7 Million.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 1920 Hours PDT

#WestMimsFire Continues to Burn | GA | 19

OKEFENOKEE NWR, GEORGIA

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Ignition Date/Time/Cause

A wildfire was sparked by a lightning spark on May 6, 2017, around 1700 hours from an unknown cause.

Location

The West Mims Wildfire was reported on April 6, 2017, approximately  2.5 miles NE of Eddy Fire Tower in Okefenokee NWR or 16 miles East of Fargo, Georgia.

RESOURCES

Fire Personnel + Equipment

There are 394 personnel along with one crew, 32 engines and 5 helicopters.

FIRE STATUS

Damage Assessment – Acres + Containment Status

152,515 acres (no change) of Southern Rough and timber have been burned but a 65% containment status has been achieved.

Damage Assessment – Threats + Destruction

Numerous structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.

4 structures have been lost.

Estimated Containment Status

Fire Managers are not expecting containment of this fire until November 1, 2017.

Alerts/Notices

A Temporary Flight Restriction or TFR is still in effect.  Flying Drones in Fire Zones cause Fire suppression aircraft to have to land until the airspace has been cleared of all aircraft, including Drones.  #NoZonesInFireZones #KnowWhenToFly

Burn bans have been issued for Baker County in Florida and Brantley, Charlton and Ware Counties in Georgia.

Cost-To-Date

The cost-to-date for Fire suppression and containment has reached a total  (Correction)  $46.1 Million.  

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags

We are using the following hashtags for this incident:  #WestMimsFire  #GAwildfires2017 #OkefenokeeNWR

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(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 1920 Hours PDT

#WestMimsFire | GA | 18

OKEFENOKEE NWR, GEORGIA

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Ignition Date/Time/Cause

A wildfire was sparked by a lightning spark on May 6, 2017, around 1700 hours from an unknown cause.

Location

The West Mims Wildfire was reported on April 6, 2017, approximately  2.5 miles NE of Eddy Fire Tower in Okefenokee NWR or 16 miles East of Fargo, Georgia.

RESOURCES

Command Staff

Command is Southern States Type 1 IMT and Atlanta based NIMO (National Incident Management Organization)  in cooperation with GA Forestry Commission, US Fish and Wildlife Service, GOAL (Greater Okefenokee Assoc of Landowners), USFS and FL Forestry.

Fire Personnel + Equipment

There are 489 total personnel along with 6 helicopters, 1 fixed wing Aircraft, 1 MMAS aircraft, 48 wildland fire engines, 38 bulldozers and 1 hand crew.

FIRE STATUS

Fire Behavior

There is minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.  Rain fell over the area on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Fire strikes occurred on W side of Okefenokee Swamp, SE of Antioch Church Rd, FFs to hike in and check.

NW side suppression repair advanced 2 mi along W side of Hwy 177 near Stephen C Foster State Park.

South side of fire near Blitch Road, sprinklers have now turned off.

Fire Tactics/Future Operational Period

Engine crews/heavy-equipment operators to return to salvage logging sites in S and SE portion of fire to resume burying or tearing down/mopping up at at rate of 40-80 per day smoldering slash piles.

Damage Assessment – Acres + Containment Status

152,515 acres (no change) of Southern Rough and timber have been burned but a 65% containment status has been achieved.

Damage Assessment – Threats + Destruction

Numerous structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect. 4 structures have been lost.

Estimated Containment Status

Fire Managers are not expecting containment of this fire until December 1, 2017.

Alerts/Notices

A Temporary Flight Restriction or TFR is still in effect.  Flying Drones in Fire Zones cause Fire suppression aircraft to have to land until the airspace has been cleared of all aircraft, including Drones.  #NoZonesInFireZones #KnowWhenToFly

Burn bans have been issued for Baker County in Florida and Brantley, Charlton and Ware Counties in Georgia.

Cost-To-Date

The cost-to-date for Fire suppression and containment has reached a total of $445.2 Million.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags

We are using the following hashtags for this incident:  #WestMimsFire  #GAwildfires2017 #OkefenokeeNWR

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(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 1345 Hours PDT

#WestMimsFire | GA | 17

OKEFENOKEE NWR, GEORGIA

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Ignition Date/Time/Cause

A wildfire was sparked by a lightning spark on May 6, 2017, around 1700 hours from an unknown cause.

Location

The wildfire is located 16 miles East of Fargo, Georgia burning in the Okefenokee National Wildfire Refuge.

RESOURCES

Command Staffing

Command is currently in Unified Command with FL IMT 1 and NIMO.

Fire Personnel + Equipment

There are 508 personnel assigned to this incident along with 1 crew, 51 engines, 5 helicopters.

FIRE STATUS

Fire Behavior

There is minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.

Damage Assessment – Acres + Containment Status

152,515 acres of Southern Rough and timber have been burned but a 65% containment status has been achieved.

Damage Assessment – Threats + Destruction

Several structures are still being threatened.  4 structures have been lost.

Estimated Containment Status

Fire Managers are not expecting containment of this fire until December 1, 2017.

Cost-To-Date

The cost-to-date for Fire suppression and containment has reached a total of $45.1 Million.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags

We are using the following hashtags for this incident:  #WestMimsFire  #GAwildfires2017 #OkefenokeeNWR

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#WestMimsFire | GA | 16

OKEFENOKEE NWR, GEORGIA

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Ignition Date/Time/Cause

A wildfire was sparked by a lightning spark on May 6, 2017, around 1700 hours.

Location

The wildfire is located seven (7) miles East of Fargo, Georgia burning in the Okefenokee National Wildfire Refuge.

Resources

There are about 508 fire personnel assigned to this incident.

Map showing hot areas on the West Mims Fire

FIRE CONDITIONS

Fire Behavior

The fire behavior is currently minimal, smoldering, creeping as a slow-moving surface fire and reburning in places.

Fire has burned 152,515 acres.  There is currently a 65% containment status.

Fire Managers are not expecting containment of this fire until December 1, 2017.

Fire Modules

This incident is currently in Fire Modules 2, 4, 7, 9, 12 and 13.

NEW! North side of Fire

A lightning-strike fire was detected by MMA south of Honey Island on the north side of the fire.

NEW! West side of Fire

A fire was ignited by another lightning strike south of Strange Island on the west side.

NEW! SW side of Fire

A larger fire started by a lightning struck just SW of Folkston near Sardis and Royal Petty Roads.  Two engines and two dozers were sent from the east side of the fire from Staging located from the Refuge’s Headquarters.  Three acres of young pine was burned.  Fire lines were constructed along with installation of a fire hose line and pumps.  Mop-up operations were still in effect at the time of this post.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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Wildfires Continue to Burn | Friday, August 5 2016

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MUTUAL AID – OUT-OF-AREA RESOURCES

(1)  MAFFS C-130 air tanker and support personnel each from the 153rd Airlift Wing, (Wyoming Air National Guard) and the 302nd Airlift Wing, (Colorado Springs, Air Force Reserve) have been deployed to Boise, ID in support of wildland fire operations.

(1)  Convair 580 airtanker group from British Columbia has been deployed to Billings, MT in support of wildland fire operations.

 

burnout operations

Burnout ops on the Pioneer Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

WILDFIRES BY FIRE NAME ALPHABETICALLY

NEW | 88 Fire (MT):  485 acres.  100% contained. 9 personnel.  4 engines.  $25,000 CTD. County lands.

Anole Fire (LA):  Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, FWS.  33 miles SW of Saint Charles.  Tall grass. Min fire behavior. Structures threatened.  3,566 acres.  90% contained.  8 personnel.  1 engine. 1 copter.  $60,000 CTD.  FWS. ~

NEW | Alatna Complex Fires – 4 fires. (AK):  Tanana Zone, BLM. Previously reported incident. Ten miles west of Alatna, AK. Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior.   113,157 acres. 98% contained.  $1M CTD.  BLM lands. ~

Beaver Creek Fire (CO):  Routt NF.   NIMO (Quesinberry). 24 miles NW  of Walden, CO. Timber and brush. Forest Service lands..Active fire behavior with single tree torching, creeping and backing. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect.. 34,677 acres. 18% contained. 300 personnel.  6 crews. 27 engines. 5 copters, 2 dozers, 1 masticator, 1 feller bunchers and 1 air attack. 17 structures destroyed. $16.6M CTD.  ~

firefighters look at map on a truck hood.

Fire Managers at a briefing on the Beaver Creek Fire (Credit: Mike McMillan)

Blue Lake Fire (MT):  DNRC. Started on BLM land 10 miles southwest of Ennis. Timber and brush.   Moderate fire behavior with torching, spotting and creeping. Residences and sage grouse habitat threatened  629 acres. 44% contained. 113 personnel.  4 crews. 3 engines. 1 copter. 0 structures destroyed.  $2.8M CTD. Private lands. ~

Box Canyon Fire (UT):   Uinta/Wasatch-Cache NF.  23 miles NE of Heber City. Timber and closed timber litter. 56 personnel.  2313 acres.   made good progress on the west side of the Box Canyon fire near Smith and Morehouse Creek. Today, they will continue to keep fire from advancing into Erickson Basin utilizing 2 heavy Helitankers and crews to slow spread. Unknown containment status . ~

Broad Mouth (UT):  Bear River Area, Utah DOF. 15 miles NW of Tremonton. Chaparral and tall grass. Active fire behavior with spotting and running. Structures threatened. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. 15,000 acres. 30% contained. 3 crews. 17 engines. 129 personnel. $10,000 CTD.  3 structures lost.

Butte Fire (MT):  Miles City Field Office.  Started on private land 14 miles SE of Forsyth.  Min fire with backing and creeping.  1617 acres. 20% contained. 85 personnel.  18 engines. 2 copters. $350,000 CTD. ~

NEW | Chuck Box Fire (AZ):  Fort Apache Agency, BIA. Previously reported incident. Thirteen miles south of Heber. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. 2219 acres. 0% contained. 13 personnel.  1 crew.  $150,000 CTD. ~

Clark Fire (CA):  East of US 395 in June and Mammoth Lake areas.  South of Mono Lake in Inyo NF.  150 miles South of Reno.  Started 8/4/2016 by lightning @ 1400 hours.   Timber, brush and short grass. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs and spotting. Evacuations in effect. 200 acres. 10% contained. 120 personnel.  2 crews. 8 engines. 5 copters. $200,000 CTD.  0 structures lost. ~

Forest Service sign burned by the Clark Fire

Inyo National Forest sign burned. on the Clark Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Cliff Creek Fire (WY):    Bridger-Teton NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (DeMasters) to IMT 2 (Bird) occurred yesterday.15 miles East of Hoback, Timber.  Moderate fire behavior with group torching. Structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect. 31,169 acres. 84% contained. 290 personnel. 5 crews. 5 engines. 5 copters. $12.6M CTD. 1 structure lost. ~

Cold Fire (CA):  Off Hwy 128 / W of Pheasants Valley Rd / W of Winters in Yolo County.  Incident Cooperators:  Napa Co FD, Winters FPD, Dixon FPD, Vacaville FPD, North Bay IMT, CHP and Sheriff Offices from Napa Co, Solano Co and Yolo Co. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, creeping and backing. Structures threatened. Road and area closures in effect.  4,700 acres. 15% contained. 903 personnel.  21 crews. 96 engines. 8 copters.  $3.7M CTD. State lands. ~

Comet Fire (ID):   Salmon-Challis NF. 13 miles North of Salmon. Timber and short grass. Min fire behavior.  358 acres. 90% contained. 10 engines. 9 personnel. $1.3M CTD.. ~

Copper King Fire (MT):  Lolo NF.   IMT 2 (Thompson). 7 miles East of Thompson Falls, MT. Timber. . Moderate fire behavior. Residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  1286 acres. 0% contained.  383 personnel.  10 crews. 14 engines.  6 copters.  $1.8M CTD.  0 structures lost. ~

NEW | Eden #4 Fire (AZ):  Coconino NF. Forty-five miles southeast of Flagstaff, AZ. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday. 500 acres. 0% contained. 20 personnel.  2 engines. $25,000 CTD.  Forest Service. ~

NEW | Elk Fire (AZ):  ASF.  1887 acres.  100% contained.  28 personnel.  4 engines.  $55,000 CTD. Forest Service lands. ~

Fuller Fire (AZ):  Grand Canyon National Park.  14,541 acres. North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, near Point Imperial.  121 personnel.  Unknown containment status. ~

Night fires on the Fuller Fire (Flagstaff ICH)

Goose Fire (CA): Fresno Co. Off of Gooseberry Lane / Morgan Canyon, South of Prather.  Transfer of command from Cal Fire IMT 1 (Bravo) back to the local unit will occur today. Min fire activity.  2241 acres. 90% contained.  1294 personnel.  43 crews. 46 engines. 1 copter. $7.6M CTD. 9 structures destroyed.  ~

NEW | Hall Fire (SD):  314 acres. 100% contained. 3 Personnel.  1 Engine. $20,000 CTD. BIA unit. ~

NEWLY REPORTED | Hinson Road Fire (GA).  161 acres. 98% contained.  10 personnel.  2 engines. $35,000 CTD.  State lands. ~

Imperial Fire (AZ):  Imperial National Wildlife Refuge.  FWS. 14 miles North of Yuma. Brush, hardwood litter and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.  100 acres. 50% contained. 29 crews.  1 crew. 1 engine. $330,000 CTD. FWS. ~

Lava Mountain Fire (WY):  Shoshone NF.  Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching, spotting and creeping. Numerous structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  14,471 acres. 80% contained.  7 crews. 36 engines. 7 copters. $16.7M CTD.  ~

McGaffey Fire (NM):  Carson NF.  Camino Ranger District.  Started by lightning.  . ~

Modesto Fire (CA):  Near Hatch/Carpenter.  Vegetation Fire. Stanislaus County.  ~

North Tullock Fire (MT):  MT DNR. 2,720 acres.   20 miles SE of Custer. Timber and tall grass.  2,720 acres. 100% contained. 105 personnel. 1 crew. 11 engines. $770,000 CTD. ~

View of Fire from Mt Manuel

View of Soberanes Fire from Mt Manuel (Credit: Phil Hernandez)

NEW | Outlook Fire (WY):   Uinta/Wasatch-Cache NF.  25 miles South of Mountain View. Timber, heavy logging slash and brush. Moderate fire behavior with torching and creeping. Trail closures in effect. 187 acres. 0% contained.  1 engine. 8 personnel. $230,000 CTD. ~

NEW | Pine Hill Fire (AZ):  COF.  516 acres. 100% contained.  $20,000 CTD.  Forest Service lands.  ~

Pioneer Fire (ID):   Boise NF. IMT 1 (Lund). 5 miles North of Idaho City.  Timber.  Active fire behavior with group torching, spotting and running. Structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  50,478 acres. 27% contained. 43 crews. 52 engines. 10 copters. $21M CTD.  1489 personnel.  5 structures lost.

Poodle Fire (NV):   Winnemucca District, BLM. 20 miles NW of Gerlach. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 6,557 acres.  95% contained.  243 personnel. 8 crews. 6 engines. 2 copters. $1.6M CTD. 0 structures lost. ~

NEW | Porcupine Fire (UT):   Manti-Lasal NF. 16 miles NE of Salina, Timber. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching. 278 acres. 0% contained.  1 engine. 25 personnel. $20,000 CTD. ~

NEWLY REPORTED | Roaring Fire (ID):  Salmon-Challis NF. 31 miles NW of Salmon. Timber. Active fire behavior with short-range spotting, short crown runs and backing. Trail closures in effect. 1500 acres. 0% contained. 1 personnel.  $10,000 CTD. ~

Roaring Lion Fire (MT):    Bitterroot NF. IMT 1 (Poncin). 5 miles SW of Hamilton. Timber.. Moderate fire behavior with group and single tree torching. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, trail and area closures in effect7,753 acres. 15% contained. 735 personnel.  13 crews. 49 engines. 9 copters. 61 structures destroyed.  $3.4M CTD. ~

NEW | Rock Creek Fire (CA):  USFS – Inyo NF.  Rock Creek area, along lower Rock Creek Rd. 10 acres.  CHP traffic control area.  Need #Fire ID to get into area/access to the area. ~

NEWLY REPORTED | Rocky Peak Fire (ID):   Franklin County. 10 miles North of Preston. Brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Residences threatened. 950 acres. 80% contained. 7 engines. 65 personnel.  $70,000 CTD.~

Smoke plume as seen from June Lake Junction.

Smoke plume of fire burning sage on the Clark Fire. (Credit: Dave Marquart)

Sobranes Fire (CA):  Monterey County. Soberanes Creek, Garrapata State Park, north of Palo Colorado/Big Sur. 1 fatality. Cause is an illegal campfire. Unified Command w/CAL Fire – San Benito Monterey, USFS and Los Padres NF . Active fire behavior with torching, uphill runs and backing. Numerous residences threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect. 53,900 acres. 40% contained. 108 crews.  466 engines. 17 copters. 5533 personnel.  $72.8M CTD.  68 structures lost. ~

Tokewana Fire (WY):  Kemerer Field Office.  1,313 acres. Unita County. IMT 2 (Greer). 15 miles South of Mountain View. Timber, brush and short grass.  Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Road closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 1287 acres. 90% contained. 240 acres. 5 crews. 9 engines. 1 copter. 8 structures lost. $3.4M CTD. County Lands. ~

Tribal Fire (UT) :  Salt Lake Field Office, BLM. 25 miles SW  of Tooele.. Grass.   1829 acres. 100% contained. 16 personnel.  4 engines. $70,000 CTD. 0 structures lost. ~

Virginia Mountains Complex (NV):   (2 fires), Carson City District Office, BLM. IMT 2 (Roide). 40 miles N of Reno.  BLM lands. Moderate fire behavior with group torching, backing and smoldering. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 59,727 acres. 73% contained. 16 crews. 19 engines. 8 copters. 607 personnel. $7.3M CTD.  12 structures lost. ~

Whit Fire (WY):  Wyoming State Forestry.  20 miles west of Cody.  Timber, brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with running and flanking. Numerous structures threatened. Trail closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 9652 acres.  0% contained. 237 personnel.  8 crews. 13 engines. 7 copters. 8 structures destroyed.  $301,000 CTD. BLM lands. ~

Drone over the Cold Fire ground CAL Fire air resources today (Credit: CAL Fire)

 

NEW | Yellow Glow Fire (NM):  2000 acres. 100% contained. 22 personnel.  8 engines.  $4,000 CTD. State lands. ~

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Wildfires Have No Boundaries | August 4, 2016

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WILDFIRES NO KNOW BOUNDARIES

We have been posting many 2016 wildfires and you can easily see they seem to be popping up everywhere, prompting both structure firefighters to respond on strike teams to wildland firefighters working extremely hard to suppress.

Here is the most up-to-date list of wildfires for all States excluding Northwest fires (Washington & Oregon).

Rail Fire by inciweb 8.4.2016

Rail Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

WILDFIRES BY FIRE NAME ALPHABETICALLY

NEW | Anole Fire (LA):  Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, FWS.  33 miles SW of Saint Charles.  Tall grass. Moderate fire behavior with wind-driven runs and flanking. Structures threatened. 3,000 acres. 50% contained. 14 personnel.  1 engine. 1 copter. $30,000 CTD.  FWS lands. ~

Baker Fire (CA):  Off of Baker Rd / Plymire Rd, 2 miles NW of Red Bluff. NW Tehama County.  80 acres.  100% containment. ~

NEWLY REPORTED | Baldwin Fire (AZ):  3 miles south of Heber-Overgaard. Started 7/19/2016 by lightning.  4 personnel.  1,735 acres. 100% contained. ~

Beaver Creek Fire (CO):  Routt NF.   NIMO (Quesinberry). 24 miles NW  of Walden, CO. Timber and brush. Forest Service lands. Active fire behavior with group torching, short crown runs and backing. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect. 34,677 acres. 18% contained. 239 personnel.  2 crews. 23 engines. 5 copters. 17 structures lost. $16.6M CTD. Forest Service lands. ~

Blue Lake Fire (MT):  DNRC. Started on BLM land 10 miles southwest of Ennis, MT. Timber and brush.  Moderate fire behavior with torching, spotting and smoldering. Residences and sage grouse habitat threatened.  629 acres. 45% contained.  113 personnel.  4 crews.  3 engines. 1 copter.  $2.8M CTD.  BLM lands. ~

NEW | Box Canyon Fire (UT):   Uinta/Wasatch-Cache NF.  23 miles NE of Heber City, UT. Timber and closed timber litter. Active fire behavior with short crown runs, torching and creeping. Structures threatened. Trail and area closures in effect. 1,968 acres. 25% contained. 81 personnel.  2 crews.  2 engines.  3 copters.  $305,000 CTD.  Forest Service land. ~

NEW | Broud Mouth (UT):  Bear River Area, Utah DOF. 15 miles NW of Tremonton. Chaparral and tall grass. Active fire behavior with spotting and running. Structures threatened. 1,000 acres. 0% contained. 34 personnel.  8 engines. $50,000 CTD. ~

NEW | Butte Fire (MT):  Miles City Field Office.  Started on private land 14 miles SE of Forsyth.  Extreme fire behavior with single tree torching and wind-driven runs. Structures threatened.  1,000 acres. 0% contained.  71 personnel.  14 engines.  2 copters.  $300,000 CTD.  Private lands. ~

NEW | Clark Fire (CA):  East of US 395 in June and Mammoth Lake areas.  South of Mono Lake in Inyo NF.  150 miles South of Reno.  Started 8/4/2016 by lightning @ 1400 hours. 300 personnel.  0% contained.  Clark Canyon, a popular area has been evacuated.  300 acres.  ~

Cliff Creek Fire (WY):    Bridger-Teton NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (DeMasters) to IMT 2 (Bird) occurred yesterday.15 miles East of Hoback, Timber.   Active fire behavior with group torching and short-range spotting. Structures threatened. Evacuations have been lifted. Road, area and trail closures in effect. $12.2M CTD. Forest Service lands. ~

Cold Fire (CA):  Off Hwy 128 / W of Pheasants Valley Rd / W of Winters in Yolo County.  Incident Cooperators:  Napa Co FD, Winters FPD, Dixon FPD, Vacaville FPD, North Bay IMT, CHP and Sheriff Offices from Napa Co, Solano Co and Yolo Co. ~ 4,700 acres. 15% acres. ~ 900+ personnel.  24 crews. 65 engines. 6 air tankers.  8 copters.  22 dozers.  15 water tenders. $909,000 CTD. ~

Comet Fire (ID):   Salmon-Challis NF. 13 miles North of Salmon. Timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Area closure have been lifted.  358 acres. 90% contained.  No personnel/resources assigned.  $1.1M CTD.  Forest Service lands. ~

Copper King Fire (MT):  Lolo NF.   IMT 2 (Thompson). 7 miles East of Thompson Falls, MT. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. Residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect. 1,286 acres.  0% contained.  275 personnel.  5 crews.  10 engines. 7 copters.  $1.3M CTD.  Forest Service lands. ~

Cuermo Fire (NM):  10 miles SW of Abiquiu / 13 miles SE of Coyote on Coyote Ranger District.  Started 8/1/2016.  Has been in monitor patrol status but had some fire activity last night. ~

Diablo Fire (CA):  SW of Patterson in Stanislaus County. 100 acres. 100% contained. ~

Fuller Fire (AZ):  Grand Canyon National Park.  14,541 acres. North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, near Point Imperial.  131 personnel. 14,541 acres. Unknown containment status. ~

Goose Fire (CA): Fresno Co. Off of Gooseberry Lane / Morgan Canyon, South of Prather.   400 structures threatened.  9 destroyed (4 homes/5 outbuildings).  2,241 acres. 80% contained. ~ 9 structures (4 homes, 5 other structures). 1 structure damaged.  ~ Evacatuations and road closures in effect. ~  81 engines.  50 crews.  6 copters. 4 dozers.  21 water tender.  1,657 total personnel. ~

NEW | Grub Fire (CA):  W of Oakhurst.  Madera County.  85 acres. 30% contained. ~

NEW | Hart Fire (CA):  75 acres.  0% contained.  Kern Co FD.  Near WB Hwy 58 and Flat Rd. Slow ROS.  Fire crews making good progress along with air support on knockdown.  Zero impact on Hwy 58. ~

Imperial Fire (AZ):  Imperial National Wildlife Refuge.  FWS. 14 miles North of Yuma. Brush, hardwood litter and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.  100 acres.  50% contained. 58 personnel. 2 crews. 1 engine. $250,000 CTD. FWS lands.. ~

NEW | Johnson Fire (CA):  Incident Cooperators:  Off of Johnson Rd, NEor Orick.  22 acres.  35% contained. ~

Lava Mountain Fire (WY):  Shoshone NF.  14,385 acres.  Shoshone NF. IMT 1 (Martin). 20 miles NW of Dubois, WY. Timber, heavy logging slash and short grass.  Active fire behavior with single tree torching and short-range spotting. Numerous structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect. 14,414 acres.  60% contained. 642 personnel.  11 crews.  38 engines. 8 copters. $16.1M CTD.  Forest Service lands. ~

 

NEW | McGaffey Fire (NM):  Carson NF.  Camino Ranger District.  Started by lightning.  525 acres. 75% contained.  The fire has been managed by a Type 3 organization and will transition back to the district organization today at 6:00 p.m. Last report. ~

NEW | Modesto Fire (CA):  Near Hatch/Carpenter. 3 acres.  Vegetation Fire. Stanislaus County.  ~

North Tullock Fire (MT):  MT DNR. 2,720 acres.   20 miles SE of Custer. Timber and tall grass.  85% contained. 274 personnel.  4 crews.  16 engines. 2 copters.  $575,000 CTD. County land.  ~

Pearson #2 Fire (NM):   Carlsbad Field Office, BLM. 20 miles SW of Hobbs, NM. Brush and tall grass. Min  316 acres. 100% contained.  4 personnel.  1 engine. $15,000 CTD. BLM lands. ~

Pioneer Fire (ID):   Boise NF. IMT 1 (Lund). 5 miles North of Idaho City.  Timber. Active fire behavior with torching, spotting and running. Structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  8,350 acres. 29% contained.  1,482 personnel. 42 crews.  51 engines. 9 copters. 5 structures lost.  $18.9M CTD. Forest Service lands. ~

Poodle Fire (NV):   Winnemucca District, BLM. 20 miles NW of Gerlach. Timber and brush.  Minimal fire behavior. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 6,557 acres.  90% contained. 385 personnel.  14 crews. 10 engines. 3 copters.  $1.5M CTD.  BLM lands. ~

Roaring Lion Fire (MT):    Bitterroot NF. IMT 1 (Poncin). 5 miles SW of Hamilton. Timber. Active fire behavior with group torching, short-range spotting and short crown runs. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, trail and area closures in effect.  7,129 acres.  7% contained.  649 personnel.  10 crews.  47 engines. 9 copters. 64 structures lost. $2.1M CTD.  Forest Service lands. ~

Sobranes Fire (CA):  Monterey County. Soberanes Creek, Garrapata State Park, north of Palo Colorado/Big Sur. 1 fatality. Cause is an illegal campfire. Unified Command w/CAL Fire – San Benito Monterey, USFS and Los Padres NF ~ 51,200  acres. 30% contained. 2000 homes threatened. 57 homes, 11 outbuildings destroyed; 3 structures, 2 outbuildings damaged. Evacuations and road closures in effect. ~ 480 engines. 108 crews. 17 helicopters. 6 Air tankers.  69 dozers. 54 water tenders. 5,552, total personnel. ~

Tokewanna Fire (WY):  Kemmerer Field Office.  1,313 acres. Unita County. IMT 2 (Greer). 15 miles South of Mountain View. Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Evacuations have been lifted. Road, area and trail closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping. 1,287 acres. 90% contained. 370 personnel.  10 crews. 12 engines. 1 copter. 8 structures lost. $3.4M CTD. County lands. ~

Tribal Fire (UT) :  Salt Lake Field Office, BLM. 25 miles SW  of Tooele.. Grass.  Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened. 1,829 acres.  25% contained. 5 engines. 1 copter. $65,000 CTD. BLM lands. ~

Virginia Mountains Complex (NV):   (2 fires), Carson City District Office, BLM. IMT 2 (Roide). 40 miles N of Reno.  BLM lands. Active fire behavior with group torching, uphill runs and backing. Evacuations have been lifted. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 59,727 acres. 68% contained.  707 personnel.  19 crews.  29 engines.  6 copters.  structures lost.  $6.5M CTD.  BLM. ~

Whit Fire (WY):  Wyoming State Forestry.  3,000 acres. 20 miles west of Cody.  Timber, brush and tall grass. Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven and short crown runs. Structures threatened. Evacuations and trail closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened.  1,600 acres. 18% contained.  239 personnel.  2 crews.  23 engines. 5 copters. 17 structures lost.  $250,000 CTD.  BLM lands. ~

Wilson MA Fire (MT) Central Land Office, DNRC. Started on county land 17 miles North of Wolf Creek. Short grass. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. 619 acres. 100% contained.  $50,000 CTD.  County lands. ~

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United States Hit Hard by Wildfires | August 3, 2016

Thank you for joining us on our search and reporting of Wildfires.  We are now back to putting them all in one post, excluding fires from the Northwest.  This is a separate listing of fires.

WILDFIRES

99 Fire (CA):  Off Hwy 99 / Neal Rd.  South of Chico.  550 acres. 100% contained 8/2/2016.

Baker Fire (CA):  Off of Baker Rd / Plymire Rd, 2 miles NW of Red Bluff. NW Tehama County.  80 acres.  10% containment. Forward spread stopped.

Beaver Creek Fire (CO):  Routt NF.   NIMO (Quesinberry). 24 miles NW  of Walden, CO. Timber and brush. Active fire behavior with crowing, group torching and short-range spotting. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect. 34,090 acres.  18% contained. 241 personnel.  4 crews. 23 engines. 5 copters and 2 dozers.  17 structures lost. $16.3M CTD. Forest Service lands.

Beaver Creek Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Beaver Creek Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Blue Lake Fire (MT):  DNRC. Started on BLM land 10 miles southwest of Ennis, MT. Timber and brush. Moderate fire behavior with torching, creeping and smoldering. Residences and sage grouse habitat threatened.  629 acres. 45% contained. 91 personnel.  2 crews.  2 engines. 1 copter.  0 structures lost.   $200,000 CTD.

Cedar Fire (ID):  Nex Perce-Cleanwater NF.  11 miles south of the Powell Ranger Station; 2 miles northwest of Elk Summit. Started 7/17/12016 by lightning. 1,371 acres.  0% contained.  Active fire behavior last night.

7/24/16 aerial view of burnout operations on west flank of Blue Lake Fire

Aerial view of the Blue Lake Fire on 7/24/2016. (Source: Inciweb)

Cliff Creek Fire (WY):    Bridger-Teton NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (DeMasters) to IMT 2 (Bird) occurred yesterday.15 miles East of Hoback,.Timber. Moderate fire behavior with group torching, short-range spotting and smoldering. Structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect. 29,677 acres. 84% contained. 418 personnel. 10 crews. 5 engines. 7 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $11.7M CTD.

Cold Fire (CA):  Off Hwy 128 / W of Pheasants Valley Rd / W of Winters in Yolo County.  4600 ac.  10% contained.  700 personnel.  86 engines.  6 air tankers.  8 copters.  9 bulldozers.  5 water tenders.  Though favorable weather conditions, the fire is still spreading.  Incident Cooperators:  Napa Co FD, Winters FPD, Dixon FPD, Vacaville FPD, North Bay IMT, CHP and Sheriff Offices from Napa Co, Solano Co and Yolo Co.

Comet Fire (ID):   Salmon-Challis NF. 13 miles North of Salmon. Timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Area closure have been lifted.  358 acres. 90% contained.  9 personnel.  $1.1M CTD.

Copper King Fire (MT):  Lolo NF.  1,286 acres.   IMT 2 (Thompson). 7 miles East of Thompson Falls, MT. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with single tree and group torching. Residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  0% contained. 275 personnel.  5 crews.  10 engines. 7 engines. 0 structures lost.  $600,000 CTD.

The Copper King Fire gre to over 500 acres on the first day.

Coppper Fire via aerial view. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Cuermo Fire (NM):  10 miles SW of Abiquiu / 13 miles SE of Coyote on Coyote Ranger District.  Started 8/1/2016.  In  monitor status.

Diablo Fire (CA):  SW of Patterson in Steniasuls County.  200 acres. 65% contained.

Eden Fire (AZ):  Cococino NF.  Started 7/27/2016 by lightning. 4 miles of Clints Well, north of SR 87.  15 personnel.  Type 4 IMT.  500 acres.

Eden Fire: fire in a dense stand of Ponderosa Pine climbs towards the canopy, July 30, 2016 (Tom Stevens, Incident Commander/USFS)

Eden Fire. (Credit: Tom Stevens/IMT/USFS)

Elk Fire (AZ):  Apache – Sitgreaves NFS.  1,887 acres.  5 miles NW of Pinetop. 4 personnel.  100% contained.  Fire behavior is moderate, flanking and backing.

Fire Behavior photo (1)

Elk Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Fuller Fire (AZ):  Grand Canyon National Park.  14,541 acres. North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, near Point Imperial.  139 personnel.  Unknown containment status.

Josh Lange (upper left) instructs on immobilizing a patient on a backboard with a strap system.

Medical drill. on the Fuller Fire. )Courtesy: Inciweb)

Goose Fire (CA): Fresno Co. Off of Gooseberry Lane / Morgan Canyon, South of Prather.  2,241 acres. 70% contained.  400 structures threatened.  9 destroyed (4 homes/5 outbuildings). Evacuations warnings/Road closures in effect.  81 engines, 3 air tankers, 6 copters, 4 dozers, 21 water tenders, 1,657 personnel.  Fire behavior is smoldering, creeping in isolated areas.  Mop-up operations and improvement of containment lines in progress.

Hayden Pass Fire (CO):  16,559 acres.  20 miles SE of Salida.  60 personnel.  60% contained.

Firefighting Vehicle

Fire engine on the Hayden Pass Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Hinson Fire (GA):  Georgia Forestry Commission.9 miles SE of Homerville. Medium logging slash and southern rough. Minimal fire behavior. 161 acres. 98% contained. 10 personnel.  2 engines.  $35,000 CTD.

Imperial Fire (AZ):  Imperial National Wildlife Refuge.  FWS. 14 miles North of Yuma. Brush, hardwood litter and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.  100 acres.  20% contained. 2 crews. 4 engines. 1 copter. $150,000 CTD.

Imperial fire burning CA side of river 7-31-16

Imperial Fire burning on the CA side. (Credit: Lyle Wyatt)

Lava Mountain Fire (WY):  Shoshone NF.  14,385 acres.  Shoshone NF. IMT 1 (Martin). 20 miles NW of Dubois, WY. Timber, heavy logging slash and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations have been lifted. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  14,385 acres. 60% contained.  712 personnel.  12 crews.  46 engines. 9 copters. $15.3M CTD.  Forest Service lands.

Aerial photos of the Lava Mountain Fire.

Lava Mountain Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Lone Fire (NV):  Ely District.  832 acres.

Lower Ebbs Fire (UT):  Fishlake NF.   3.5 miles SW of Scipio, Utah and has burned approximately 5,634 acres. The fire is burning in Ebbs and Wild Goose Canyons.  100% contained.

Image showing a smoke column from a wildfire with a highway in the foreground

Lower Ebbs Fire. (Credit: USFS)

1 hand crew, 2 engines, 1 dozer, 1 type 3 helicopter, and other local resources. Fire behavior is minimal with continued isolated torching, creeping and smoldering within unburned islands of fuels

North Tullock Fire (MT):  MT DNR. 2,720 acres.   20 miles SE of Custer. Timber and tall grass. Active fire behavior with group torching, flanking and running. Residences threatened. Sage grouse habitat threatened.  20% contained. 175 personnel.  2 crews. 27 engines. 4 copters. 0 structures lost. $300,000 CTD. County lands.

North Tullock Fire

North Tullock Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Pearson #2 Fire (NM):   Carlsbad Field Office, BLM. 20 miles SW of Hobbs, NM. Brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with running.  900 acres. 90% contained.  23 personnel.  9 engines. $15,000 CTD.

Firefighter watching a burning tree

Checking for hot spots on the Pioneer Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Pioneer Fire (ID):   Boise NF. IMT 1 (Lund). 5 miles North of Idaho City.  Timber. Active fire behavior with group torching, spotting and running. Structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect. Forest Service land. 48,350 acres. 36% contained. 1,497 personnel. 44 crews. 48 engines. 10 copters. 5 structures.  $16.7M CTD.

Poodle Fire (NV):   Winnemucca District, BLM. 20 miles NW of Gerlach. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 80% contained.  6,557 acres. 411 personnel.  15 crews.  10 engines.  4 copters. 0 structure lost.  $1.3M CTD.

The Poodle Fire started on Saturday, July 30 at approximately 1230.  The fire was started by lightning and is burning in the Poodle Mountain Wilderness Study Area.

Poodle Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Roaring Lion Fire (MT):    Bitterroot NF. IMT 1 (Poncin). 5 miles SW of Hamilton. Timber. Active fire behavior with group torching, short-range spotting and short crown runs. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, trail and area closures in effect.  7,130 acres. 0% contained. 524 personnel.  10 crews. 33 engines. 9 copters.  64 structures lost.  $610,000 CTD.

Roaring Lion Photo - July 31

Roaring Lion Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Sand Fire (CA):  NB 14 Freeway / Sand Canyon in Santa Clarita. Angeles NF.  Start 7/22/2016 @ 1411 hours.  1718 Firefighters. 41,432 acres.

Sand Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Sawmill Creek Fire (WY):  Wyoming State Forestry.  28 acres. Approximately 35 road or 20 air miles from Douglas.  The fire is located on private land..  76 personnel. 50% contained.

Sawmill Creek Fire July 31, 2016

Sawmill Creek Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Incident management will transition from the Southern Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team to Linda Austin IC at 0600 August 4, 2016.

Sheep Creek Fire (UT):  Uinta/Wasatch-Cache NF. 30 miles East of Spanish Fork. Timber, brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with spotting and short crown runs. 600 acres. 5% contained. 160 personnel.  5 crews. 2 engines. 4 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $250,000 CTD.

Sobranes Fire (CA):  Monterey County.  46,700 acres. 25% contained. 2000 homes threatened.  57 homes & 11 outbuildings destroyed.  3 structures and 2 outbuildings damaged.  1 fatality.  Cause is from an illegal campground in the Garrapata State Park

View from Cachagua Road towards the west

Sobranes Fire. (Credit: Tom Plymale)

near Soberanes Creek. .  Evacuations in effect/ some lifted in other areas.   Donation Center:  @ Big Sur State Park Multi-Agency Bldg, 47555 Hwy1, Big Sur, CA 93920.  Montereyco.recovers.org.  Phone #831-667-2315. Register for Reverse 911 up to 3 phone lines by going to their website @ http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/oes.

108 crews.  17 copters.  6 air tankers.  69 dozers.  54 water tenders.  5,555 personnel.  Incident Cooperators:  USFS, CA State Parks & Rec, CHP, Monterey County Sheriff Office, Monterey Penn Regional Parks District, Red Cross, CA Conservation Corps, CAL-OES, CA Fish & Wildlife, Carmel Highaldns  FPD, Monterey Co FPD, Big Sur VF Brigade, CSUMB, SPCA, United Way and PG & E.

Unified Command w/CAL Fire – San Benito Monterey, USFS and Los Padres NF.

Tokewanna Fire (WY):  Kemmerer Field Office.  1,313 acres. Unita County. IMT 2 (Greer). 15 miles South of Mountain View. Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching. Structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened.  58% contained. 497 personnel.  15 crews.  17 engines. 7 copters.  8 structures lost. $2.9M CTD. County lands.

August 2, 2016

Drawing water on the Tokewanna Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Tribal Fire (UT) :  Salt Lake Field Office, BLM. 25 miles SW  of Tooele.. Grass. Active fire behavior with running. Structures threatened.  650 acres. 25% contained. 31 personnel.  5 engines. 1 copter. $50,000 CTD.

Virginia Mountains Complex (NV):   (2 fires), Carson City District Office, BLM. IMT 2 (Roide). 40 miles N of Reno.  Brush and short grass. Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven and flanking. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 59,727 acres. 68% contained. 700 personnel.  20 crews.  29 engines. 7 copters. 12 structures lost. $4.6M CTD.

Smoke plume rises from Tule Fire on August 2. Photo taken from the ICP

The Tule Fire on the Virginia Mountains Complex Fire (Source: Inciweb)

WF Unit 3 2016 Fire (TX):   McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge, FWS. 17 miles  of Winnie, TX. Tall grass. Active fire behavior.  161 acres. 98% contained.  12 personnel.  1 copter.  $20,000 CTD.

Whit Fire (WY):  Wyoming State Forestry.  3,000 acres. 20 miles west of Cody.

Whit Fire

Whit Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Wild 7 Fire (MT):  Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, FWS. 23 miles SE of Zortman, MT. Timber and short grass. Moderate fire behavior. 300 acres. 0% contained. 11 personnel.  2 engines. $75,000 CTD.

Wilson MA Fire (MT) Central Land Office, DNRC. Started on county land 17 miles North of Wolf Creek. Short grass. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. 500 acres. 0% contained. Zero personnel and/or resources assigned to this fire. $50,000 CTD.

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U.S. Active Wildfires by #Hashtag | Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Update 2

Here are the active fires for Wednesday, July 20th PM Updates:

NEW FIRES!

#DumpFire (WY) Johnson County. 1 mi NE of Kaycee, WY. Brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.  420 acres. 80% contained.  11 personnel.  1 crew.  7 engines.  County land.  Unknown CTD

#HookCreekFire (AK)   Hook Creek, Southwest Area Forestry, DOF. Forty miles southwest of Lime Village, AK. Timber. Active fire behavior with torching, flanking and backing. Structures threatened. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday. 5,59 acres. 0% contained.  0 personnel or resources on fire. $21,000 CTD.  State lands.

#McHughFire (AK) Mat-Su Area Forestry, DOF. IMT 2 (Kurth). Started on BLM land 2 miles SE of Anchorage. Medium logging slash. Extreme fire behavior with group torching, short crown runs and spotting. Residences threatened. Road and trail closures in effect.  350 acres. 5% contained. 147 personnel.  3 crews. 16 engines. 4 helicopters. $875,000 CTD.  BLM lands.

McHugh Fire morning briefing 7-20-16

McHugh Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#MM14 (ID). Highway 21, Boise District, BLM. Started on county land 3 miles East of Boise. Brush and short grass. Active fire behavior with running, flanking and backing. Numerous residences threatened. Road closure in effect.  1,500 acres. 10% contained. 171 personnel.  4 crews. 10 engines. 2 helicopters.  2 structures lost.  $500,000 CTD. County land.

Smoke Plume

Mile Marker 14 or MM14 Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#OdellFire (MT).  BLM.  370 acres. 10% contained. 28 personnel. 4 engines. $63,000 CTD.

 #PioneerFire (ID) Boise NF. IMT 2 (Rosenthal). 5 miles North  of Idaho City, ID. Timber and grass. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching and short uphill runs. Structures threatened. Road closure in effect. 350 acres. 0% contained. 200 personnel.  7 crews. 1 engine. 2 helicopters.  $325,000 CTD. Forest Service lands.

Photo of the history map for Pioneer Fire

#Pitmik RiverFire. Southwest Area Forestry, DOF. 15 miles South of Pilot Station. Short grass. Minimal fire behavior.  1,002 acres. 0% contained. 0 personnel or resources on incident.  State lands.

#ShawFire.  (AK) Socorro Field Office, BLM. 30 miles South of Datil, NM. Brush and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs and backing. Last report unless significant activity occurs. 1,200 acres. 0% contained. 14 personnel.  4 engines. $10,000 CTD. BLM lands.

#SodaCreekFire (AK), Southwest Area Forestry, DOF. Started on native corporation land 27 miles NE of Medfra. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with torching, flanking and creeping. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday. 149 acres. 0% contained.  0 personnel/resources on this wildfire. $14,000 CTD. State lands.

#SpringFire  (CA).  174 acres. 89% contained. 138 personnel. 5 crew. 1 engine. 1 helo. $425,000 CTD.

#TaylorFire (FL) 880 acres. 80% contained. 15 personnel. 2 engines. 1 helo. $211,000 CTD. Forest Service lands.

#TokRiverFire (AK). 731 acres. 56% contained. 145 personnel. 5 crew. 2 helos. $662,000 CTD.

Day 1 of Tok River Fire, taken from Tok Cutoff

Tok River Fire. (Credit: Clinton Northway)

#WallyFire (NV).  1,762 acres. 100% contained.  100 personnel.  3 crews. 2 engines. 1 helos. $523,000 CTD.

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#ArdenFire (WY)  Big Horn NF.  About 35 miles East of Greybull, Wyoming, near Shell Reservoir and Lake Adelaide  350 acres. 0% contained.  Heavy timber. ICT3. (4) 20-person Hotshot crews, (2) 20-person handcrews. 5 engines. 2 helicopters and (1) AA.

View of the Arden Fire from Crooked Creek Hill on FSR 17 (July 19, 2016)

Arden Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#BeaverCreekFire (CO) – Routt NF. 24 mi NW of Walden. Timber and brush. …Start 6/19/2016. Cause unknown and under investigation. 25,434 acres. 275 Firefighters. 2 crews, 23 engines, 1 dozer and 2 helicopters.

Beaver Creek Fire (Credit: Mike McMillan)

#ChokeCherryFire (UT)  Salt Lake Field Office, BLM.  10 miles SE of Ibapah. Timber and grass…. 1,554 acres. 20 % contained. 185 personnel. 5 crews. 8 engines. 3 helos. $300,000 CTD.

#CliffCreekFire (WY)   Great Basin Team 7, Incident Commander Tony DeMasters has assumed Command.  15 miles E of Hoback. . Timber. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Residences threatened. Road and area closures in effect…. 6,900 acres. 0% contained. 436 personnel. 15 crews. 7 engines. 4 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $600,000 CTD.

Dark smoke in the Granite Creek drainage.

Granite Creek drainage on the Cliff Creek Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb).

#FeatherFire (CA)  Off of El Capitan Truck Trail. South of Ramona (San Diego County).  CAL Fire….  100 acres. 100% contained.

#FleckFire (ID)  Sawtooth NF.  18 miles north of Fairfield. Timber and grass…. 205 acres. 100% contained. 44 personnel. 1 crew. 2 engines. 1 helo. $300,000 CTD.

#FoothillFire (CA)  CAL Fire.  Off Foothill Drive, community of Lucerne.   Lake County…69 acres. 90% contained.

#FullerFire (AZ) – Grand Canyon National Park. IMT 2.  4 miles NE of North Rim.  Timber and medium logging slash.  National Park lands….14,131 acres. 5% contained. 572 personnel. 14 crews. 15 engines. 5 helos. $4,500,000 CTD.

#HaydenPassFire (CO) – Fort Carson Army Base. Rocky Mtn Blue Team IMT. Started 7/8/2016. 21 mi SW of Colorado Springs. 20 miles SE of Salida. Hardwood slash, brush and tall grass…16,414 acres. 45% contained. 748 personnel.  18 crews. 27 engines. 7 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $6,700,000 CTD.

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#IndianCanyonFire (SD) South Dakota Wildland Fire Suppression, DOF.  6 miles SE of Edgemont. Timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations and road closures have been lifted… 14,280 acres. 85% contained. 171 personnel. 4 crews. 23 engines. 1 helicopter. 2 structures lost. $1,500,000 CTD.

#LavaMtnFire (WY)  Shoshone NF. IMT 2 (Connell). 20 miles NW of Dubois. Timber and heavy logging slash. Moderate fire behavior with single tree torching, short-range spotting and creeping. Numerous structures threatened… 550 acres. 0% contained. 261 personnel. 6 crew. 8 engines. 5 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $1,000,000 CTD.

Lava Mountain Fire on July 18, 2016

Lava Mountain Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#RockFire (NE), Nebraska NF. Fifteen miles southeast of Ardmore, NE. Tall grass. Minimal fire behavior….367 acres. 99% contained. 3 personnel. 1 engine. $7,000 CTD.

#SteamboatCreekFire (AK)  Valdez-Copper River Area Forestry, DOF. Started on NPS land 14 miles southwest of McCarthy.  Medium logging slash, brush and tall grass…. 12,263 acres. 0% contained. 0 personnel or resources.  $Unknown CTD.

The Steamboat Fire moves downhill.

Steamboat Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

 

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U.S. Active Wildfires by #Hashtag | Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Here are the active fires for Wednesday, July 20th:

NEW FIRES !

#ArdenFire (WY)  Big Horn NF.  Near Shell Reservoir.  120 acres. 0% contained.  Heavy timber.  ~

Arden Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Arden Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#BaileyFire (CA)  CAL Fire. Highway 5 at Bailey Hill, 2 miles SE of Hilt. Siskiyou County.  3 fires total 26 acres. 50% contained.  ~

#CherryChokeFire (UT)  Salt Lake Field Office, BLM.  10 miles SE of Ibapah. Timber and grass. Active fire behavior with torching, running and spotting. 1,900 acres. 0% contained. 110 personnel.  3 crews. 8 engines. 1 helicopter. $500,000 CTD. ~

#CliffCreekFire (WY)  Bridger-Teton NF. IMT 2 (DeMasters). 15 miles E of Hoback. . Timber. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Residences threatened. Road and area closures in effect.  4,500 acres.  0% contained.  138 personnel.  4 crews. 7 engines. 4 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $500,000 CTD. ~

#CutoffFire (AK) Copper River Basin.  57 acres. Crews have made great progress. Should be able to demob resources by 1800 hours this evening. ~

#FoothillFire (CA)  CAL Fire.  Off Foothill Drive, community of Lucerne.   Lake County. 60 acres. 30% contained.  ~

#GrindFire (NM) Lincoln NF. Smokey Bear Ranger District. S of Grindstone Lake and approximately 2 miles S of Ruidoso. 0.1 ac. 100% contained. No structures threatened. Detected 7/19/16 @ 1717 hours. ~

#IndianCanyonFire (SD) South Dakota Wildland Fire Suppression, DOF.  6 miles SE of Edgemont. Timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations and road closures have been lifted. 13,500 acres. 60% contained. 308 personnel.  7 crews. 51 engines. 1 Helicopter. 2 structures lost.  $1,000,000 CTD. ~

#LavaMtnFire (WY)  Shoshone NF. IMT 2 (Connell). 20 miles NW of Dubois. Timber and heavy logging slash. Moderate fire behavior with single tree torching, short-range spotting and creeping. Numerous structures threatened. 378 acres. 0% contained. 204 personnel.  5 crews. 8 engines. 5 helicopters. $308,000. ~

#PioneerFire (ID)  Boise NF.  8 miles N of Idaho City and West of Elk Creek. Type 2 team ordered.  200 Firefighters assigned to incident.  240 acres. Unknown cause. Started on 7/18/2016 around 1700 hours. ~

Pioneer Fire burning in steep timber

Pioneer Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#RockFire (NE), Nebraska NF. Fifteen miles southeast of Ardmore, NE. Tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. ~

#SteamboatCreekFire (AK)  Valdez-Copper River Area Forestry, DOF. Started on NPS land 14 miles southwest of McCarthy.  Medium logging slash, brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with flanking. Last report unless significant activity occurs.  275 acres. 0% contained. 0 personnel or resources. $17,000 CTD. ~

#YoknedaLakeFire (AK) Copper River Basin.  2,097 acres. Some fire activity in NE portion of fire area with creeping and smoldering. ~

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#BeaverCreekFire (CO) – Routt NF. 24 mi NW of Walden. Timber and brush.  24,789 acres. 5% contained. 286 personnel.  4 crews. 24 engines. 2 helicopters. 6 structures lost. $11,400,000 CTD. ~

#ClavelFire (NM) – Las Vegas District.  New Mexico State Forestry.  State Lands.  20 miles NE of Roy.  Brush and grass.  9,842 acres. 100% contained. 1 engine. $45,000 CTD. ~

 

#FeatherFire (CA)  Off of El Capitan Truck Trail. South of Ramona (San Diego County).  CAL Fire.  133 acres.  Forward spread stopped. 90% contained. ~

#FleckFire (ID)  Sawtooth NF.  18 miles north of Fairfield. Timber and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Residences threatened. Area closure in effect. 205 acres. 70% contained. 3 crews. 5 engines. 4 helicopters. $400,000 CTD. ~

#FullerFire (AZ) – Grand Canyon National Park.  IMT 2.  4 miles NE of North Rim.  Timber and medium logging slash.  National Park lands.  13,665 acres. 0% contained. 586 personnel.  14 crews. 25 engines. 5 helicopters. $3,700,000 CTD. ~

 

#HaydenPassFire (CO) – Fort Carson Army Base. Rocky Mtn Blue Team IMT. Started 7/8/2016. 21 mi SW of Colorado Springs. 20 miles SE of Salida. Hardwood slash, brush and tall grass. 16,414 acres. 35% contained.  847 personnel.  20 crews. 41 engines. 7 helicopters. 1 structure lost.  $5,800,000 CTD. ~

#PineFire (CA)  USFS. San Guillermo Mountain, 6 miles southwest of Stauffer.  Ventura County. 2,304 acres. 93% contained. ~

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