#LariatFire | California | NEW!

NEAR SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

Summary | A fast-moving 2-alarm fire is burning uphill in the San Jose Alum Rock neighborhood that started from an unknown cause around 1800 hours PDT this evening (Tuesday, 7/11/2017)

Location | The fire is located 6 miles NE of San Jose, in Santa Clara County in California in San Jose’s Alum Rock neighborhood.

Current Conditions | Very active fire behavior with a high rate of spread (ROS) and appears to be wind-driven. 2 homes have been destroyed with more under direct threat.  One Firefighter has been transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Credit: CAL Fire

The grass fire has turned into a wildfire that has been named the #LariatFire which has reached a total of 100 acres with a 0% containment status.

Resources | Both San Jose FD and CAL Fire personnel are assigned to this incident along with a Type 3 hand crew and 1 helicopter on-scene. More unknown resources are pouring into the area as this fire is threatening both humans and properties.

Evacuations | Evacuations are in effect for Claitor Way and Boulder Drive.

Weather Report | Current temps are 73*F with relative humidity (RH) at 50%.  Winds are 13 mph.  Dewpoint is 54*F.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

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.

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#Breaking | Brush Fire Burning Near Ellensburg, Washington

Updated 1835 Hours PDT

Incident Summary

Around 1600 hours this afternoon, a wildfire broke out at Milepost 11 off of I-82, approximately 11 miles South of Ellensburg, Washington.  A  car fire extended into

nearby dry brush immediately setting it ablaze.  Within a short time, WSP PIO Trooper Brian Moore tweeted the fire had a rapid rate of spread quickly burning from one-half acre to 25 acres.

Fire Status

AS of 1800 hours PDT, the size of the fire has grown to 200 acres as winds have picked up.  Fire crews and one military helicopter are work together.

We are working to find out what resources have been called in, who the Incident Cooperators are and what the newest update on the size as the last one was tweeted by WSP PIO Trooper Brian Moore about 45 minutes ago.

Dropping water from above (Credit: WSP PIO Trooper Brian Moore)

Current Weather

It is currently 91* degrees with 99% humidity and winds from the NE @ 4 m.p.h.  Visibility is currently at one mile.

Social Media

As there is no Command Name established yet, we are naming this wildfire and using the Hashtag #I82Fire.

After more fire details are received, we will update all of you and our Social Media pages.

Manastash Ridge

This is nearby the area. As you can see it is very smokey. (Credit: WSDOT Traffic Cam)

Thank you for following and reading our Post!  Please be safe out there, friends.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

#MetzFire Burning Thousands of Californian Acres

Updated 5/23/2016 2045 Hours PDT

Photo Credit: 2016 CALFire

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire ignited land on Metz Road and Blue Jay Lane, SE of Soledad on May 22, 2016 around 1527 hours PDT. that exploded into an uncontrolled fire consuming everything in its path.

It is also said to be three (3) miles SW of Pinnacles National Park.

Command is personnel from the CALFire San Benito-Monterey Unit.

Photo Credit: 2016 CALFire

RESOURCES

There are currently 200 Firefighters, 20 Fire Engines, eight (8)  Fire Crews,  two (2) Air Tankers, one (1) Helicopter, two (2) Dozers and (2) Water Tenders assigned to this incident.

Photo Credit: CALFire

FIRE STATUS

Fire suppression units from air to ground have successfully slowed the rate of the fire from moving forward and are making good progress.

The fire is now said to be at 3,876 acres with a 50% containment status.

The cause of this fire has not been determined to be human-caused or by any other means.  It is still under investigation.

Disclaimer:  We do not lie claim to these photos in this post and give 100% Photo Credit to the FD that it belongs to. – Editor.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

 

 

Sciota Road Fire | April 2 | Update 2

FIRE SUMMARY

The Sciota Road Fire is located 5 miles SE of Unicoi, Tennessee on the Cherokee National Forest and East of Unicoi in the Little Mountain area on the Unaka Ranger District.

The fire is burning light logging slash, hardwood litter and timber that began on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, around 1600 hours.  The cause is currently unknown and is under investigation.

Firefighters have reached a 75% containment increased from the earlier reported 60% containment status.

RESOURCES

About 75 nearby National Forest personnel are still assigned to this incident, down from 92 originally assigned earlier today.

There are 2 – 20 person hand crews, 3 engines, 1 helicopter and 1 dozer attached as resources.

FIRE TACTICS

Firefighters worked on improving containment lines and will continue to patrol the areas.

Additionally, they are prepping the area for a nearby burnout operation on the Western flank, that is expected to take place on Sunday.  Operations are estimated to start later in the afternoon, which will then tie in with the Sciota Road Fire.  This is to reduce the chance for fire to spread into other areas.  150 acres are expected to be burned.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

No structures have been damaged or destroyed.  0 Injuries and accidents have been reported.

The Cost-to-Date for fire suppression efforts has risen from $110,000 to $245,000.

Originally, 191 acres were reported as burned but due to more accurate mapping, the true number of land scorched is 168 acres.

WEATHER FORECAST

Cooler temps and recent rain have fallen upon the fire ground.

ALERTS

Fire Managers ask drivers to be aware of your surrounding as heavy equipment and fire traffic will be still be active in the area.  Please remember to #MoveOver for lights and sirens, when safe to do so.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

Sciota Road Fire | April 2 | Update 1

FIRE SUMMARY

The Sciota Road Fire is located 5 miles SE of Unicoi, Tennessee on the Cherokee National Forest and East of Unicoi in the Little Mountain area on the Unaka Ranger District.

The fire is burning light logging slash, hardwood litter and timber that began on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, around 1600 hours.

The cause is currently unknown and is under investigation.

Firefighters have reached a 60% containment status.

RESOURCES

Assigned to this incident are 92 Firefighters from nearby National Forests and from the Tennessee Department of Forestry.

There are 2 – 20 person hand crews, 3 engines, 1 helicopter and 1 doze attached as resources.

FIRE TACTICS

Fire Managers will continue have personnel continue with Friday’s fire activities of removing dead trees and extinguishing hot spots along the containment lines.

Additionally, they will continue to patrol lines and prepare for burnout operations that will take place in the next few days.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

No structures have been damaged/destroyed nor are there any being threatened at this time.

Cost-to-Date for fire suppression costs are $110,000.

191 acres have been scorched.

WEATHER FORECAST

High winds are expected.

ALERTS

Fire Managers would like to let the Motoring Public know that heavy equipment and fire traffic will be moving about on Sciota Creek Road and ask to be aware and alert, yielding to traffic.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

Day 37 | The Best in The #NWFireBlog Images

Rotor 9 at Mansfield Airport

Mansfield WA | While traveling on one of several Fire chasing adventures in Eastern portion of the State, we ended up finding one of Department of Natural Resource [DNR]’s Rotors waiting for deployment.  Of course, always – there’s a perfect photo op waiting to be exposed.  And, since we love everything FIRE, we were not going to pass up this perfect timiing to photograph them.

This is Rotor 9, one that is stationed at DNR’s helibase in Ellensburg.  We seem to be finding Rotor 9 all over the State and being quite alot like many other fire resources.  I’m sure we’ll seeing Rotor 9 again in the near future.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog