NW Wildfire CAD Activity | May 8, 2018

SEATTLE, Wash. – We have gleaned information from the WildCAD and here is the activity for the days of May 6 – 8, 2018.  This post also includes Oregon and Idaho.

MAY 6, 2018

Swan Boundary Fire | Dispatched 0955 hours. Hwy 12 MM 87-88 x Swan Creek Rd. 0.5 acres. (Grangeville Interagency Dispatch Center – ID)

8014 Fire | Dispatched at 1628 hours.  Unknown location.  0.5 acres.  Limited info.  (Burns Interagency Communications Center – OR)

Sutton Gulch Fire | Dispatched 0832 hours.  Carberry Creek.  0.1 acres.  (Rogue Valley Interagency Communication Center – OR)

Pondo Fire | Dispatched at 1208 hours.  South of Steve Peak.  0.1 acres. (Rogue Valley Interagency Communication Center – OR)

North Fork Texas Creek Fire | Dispatched at 1220 hours.  Texas Creek on the Okanogan  NF.  0.1 acres.  Light timber.  Contained at 1320 hours.  Controlled at 1430 hours.  In patrol status.  (Central Washington Interagency Communications Center – WA)

Klickitat Breaks Fire | Dispatched at 1557 hours.   Klickitat River in Klickitat County.  0.1 acres.  Grass, light timber.  Contained at 1730 hours.  Controlled at 1731 hours. in patrol status.  (Central Washington Interagency Communications Center – WA)

Finn Ridge Fire | Dispatched at 1754 hours.  Finn Ridge / Centerville in Klickitat County.  Sangs.  Contained at 2000 hours.  Controlled at 2001 hours.  In patrol status.  (Central Washington Interagency Communications Center – WA)

Mason Road Fire | Dispatched at 1734 hours.  Mason Road in Spokane County.  0.41 acres.  Grass, brush, light timber fire fuels.  AR 444 IC at 1911 hours.  contained at 1815 hours.  Controlled at 1918 hours.  (Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center – WA)

Marksman Fire | Dispatched at 0806 hours.  Olympia in Thurston County.  0.25 acres.  Brush as fire fuels.  Contained at 1930 hours.  Controlled at 2000 hours. (South Puget Sound Dispatch – WA)

MAY 7, 2018

CM 18 0161 OD Fire | Dispatched 1520 hours.  Cat Mountain.  .96 acres.  (Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center – OR)

Boxcar 0162 OD Fire | Dispatched at 1917 hours.  Boxcar Flats.  0.1 acres. Resources include:  9102, 9103, 9502, E9162.  (Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center – OR)

036 Hill Spring Fire | Dispatched at 1040  hours.  Hill Spring.  0.1 acre.  Contained at 1256 hours.  Controlled at 1334 hours.  Fire fuels included Timber.  (John Day Interagency Dispatch Center – OR)

Berry Rock Fire | Dispatched 1500 hours.  Unknown location.  4 acres.  (Rogue Valley Interagency Dispatch Center – OR)

Granger Locke Fire | Dispatched at 0806 hours.  .25 mile up Locke Road.  0.1 acres.  Staffed at 1020 hours.  (Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center – WA)

Matsen Creek Fire | Dispatched at 0940 hours.  756 A Matsen Creek Road.  0.1 acres.  Resources on-scene at 1035 hours.  Contained at 1100 hours.  Controlled at 1200 hours. (Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center – WA)

MAY 8, 2018

Bluebird Fire | Dispatched @ 1414 hours.  Location – 48 5.3 x 116 50.4.  0.5 acres. Limited information. (Coeur d’Alene Interagency Dispatch Center – ID)

Bear Mountain Fire | Dispatched at 1409 hours.  Bear Mountain.  0.01 acres. (Rogue Valley Interagency Communication Center – OR)

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

Active Wildfires | Northern Rockies | August 19 2017

Post Summary | Want to know what’s happening in other regions? The Northern Rockies consist of fires in Idaho and Montana.

(Graphic) Map of Northern Rockies Geographic Area Daily Fire Weather Outlook

Please NOTE:  We are still providing fire information in the NW but we also covering stories in other regions as well.

Here is our recap for Idaho and Montana which is part of the Northern Rockies region.  This is for Saturday, August 19, 2017.

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1. LOLO PEAK FIRE

A column is coming up in the Carlton Creek area as the fire behavior increases.

Fire column coming up Carlton Creek area on the Lolo Peak Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Lolo NF.  Type 1 IMT. 10 miles SW of Lolo, MT.  Closed end timber liter and timber (litter/understory). Lightning caused. Extreme fire behavior with crowning, running and spotting. 18,896 acres. 0% contained. 655 personnel. 14 crews, 27 engines, 6 helicopters. 850 residences under evacuation order. 750 homes under evacuation warning. 10 structures lost. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. $18.8 Million CTD.

 

2. SUNRISE FIRE

When a sunset photobombs a large wildfire – you get a wild-looking fire image on the Sunrise Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Lolo NF.  Type 1 IMT of this wildfire, plus Burdette Fire. 11 miles SE of Superior MT. Lightning caused. Timber and brush.  Active fire behavior with short-crown runs, short-range spotting and backing. 24,784 acres. 35% containment. 585 personnel. 10 crews, 46 engines, 7 helicopters. Threats to homes, I-90, Montana Rail Link, transmission lines and to other structures. Evacuations in effect. $21.5 Million CTD. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017.

3. BURDETTE FIRE

Burdette Fire creeping and smoldering 7/26/17

This is what creeping and smoldering fire looks like. This is on the Burdette Fire on 7/26/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Lolo NF. IMT 1 of this wildfire also managing Sunrise Fire.  13 miles SE of Tarkio, MT.  Lightning caused. Timber. Min fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. 649 acres.  Petty Creek and Fish Creek areas could be part of a threat. 90% contained. 3 personnel. 0 resources. $1.2 Million CTD. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017.

4. SAPPHIRE COMPLEX

Firing Operations on the Goat Creek Fire July 31

Firing operations on the Goat Creek Fire. Taken on 7/31/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Lolo NF. IMT 2.  (3 fires).  Type 2 IMT.  15 miles SE of Clinton and 25 miles SE of Missoula, MT.  Lightning caused.  Complex includes Sliderock Fire, Goat Creek Fire and Little Hogback Fire.   Timber (litter, grass and understory) and closed timber. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs, group torching and long-range spotting. 36,056 acres. 42% contained 558 personnel. 9 crews, 41 engines and 6 helicopters. 1 structure lost.  Multiple homes, commercial properties, BPA power lines, a communication site and other structures are threatened. Evacuations in effect.  $22.2 Million CTD.  Estimated containment status is 10/31/2017.

5. RICE RIDGE FIRE

Lolo NF. 6 miles North of Seeley Lake and 7 miles East of Eureka, MT. Timber (grass and understory). Lightning caused.  Type 2 IMT.  Extreme fire behavior with crowning, group torching and spotting. 14,834 acres. 62% contained.  573 personnel. 9 crews, 32 engines, 4 helicopters.  Town of Seeley Lake and outlying communities are threatened. $14.3 Million CTD. Anticipated containment is 10/1/2017.

6. GILBRALTER RIDGE FIRE

A night time picture that shows flames in the understory of ponderosa pine trees

When fire hits ponderosa pine trees on the Gilbralter Ridge Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Kootenai NF.   Type 2 IMT.   7 miles East of Eureka, MT. Timber. Lightning caused. Active fire behavior with creeping, torching and spotting. Homes being threatened.   Evacuation warnings in effect. 2,884 acres. 13% contained. 424 personnel. 7 crews, 27 engines and 3 helos. $5.4 Million CTD.  Estimated containment is 9/30/2017.

7. MEYERS FIRE

View of Fire Activity as of 6:00 p.m.

Large column on the Meyers Fire. Photo taken on 8/18/2017 @ 1800 hours. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Beaverhead – Deerlodge NF. IMT 2. 4 miles NE of Florence, ID.  Timber, brush and grass. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, uphill runs and short-range spotting.  Structures under threat. Evacuations n the Frog pond area are in effect. 14,151 acres. 5% contained. 451 personnel. 11 crews, 10 engines and 4 helos. $17.5 Million CTD.

8. HANOVER FIRE

Smoke rises up from the Hanover Fire near Halls Gulch drainage

Fire near the Halls Gulch drainage on the Hanover Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Nez Perce – Clearwater NF. Type 2 IMT.  4 miles NE of Florence and 17 miles NW of Riggins, ID. Lightning caused. Timber, brush and grass. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, uphill runs and short-range spotting. Structures threatened including many residences, lookout structures, active mine, grazing and communication sites are under threat.  13,716 acres. 35% contained. 315 personnel. 3 crews, 8 engines and 3 helos. $6.9 Million CTD.  Estimated containment is 10/15/2017.

9. TAMARACK FIRE

A bulldozer in the background with recently disturbed road surface in the foreground

A dozer working on a roadway on the Tamarack Fire. Taken on 8/18/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Northwestern Land Office, Montana DNR. IMT 2. IMT also managing the Peoples Creek Fire.  Started on forest service land 22 miles NW of Marion, MT.  Timber.  Active fire behavior with group and single-tree torching and backing.  Threatened are Lookouts, high tension power lines and timber investments. 340 acres. 40% contained. 212 personnel. 4 crews, 10 engines. $1.6 Million CTD.  Estimated containment is 10/1/2017.

 

10. PEOPLES CREEK FIRE 

Northwestern Land Office, Montana DNR. Started on private land 9 miles East of Libby, MT.  Timber and grass. Min fire behavior. 77 acres. 90% contained. 10 personnel.2 engines. $365,000 CTD.

11. LIBERTY FIRE

Firefighter at work

Firefighters on the fire line on the Liberty Fire. (Credit: Kari Greer/Inciweb)

Flathead Agency, BIA.  IMT 2. 17 miles SE of Arlee, MT.  Timber.  Lightning caused. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs, group torching and long-range spotting.  Structures under threat including cultural and timber resources, plus endangered species habitat. 5,813 acres. 90% contained. 252 personnel. 2 crews, 8 engines and 1 helo. $9.5 Million CTD.  Estimated containment is 9/25/2017.

12. PARK CREEK FIRE 

Fire activity on the afternoon of 7/20. Taken bu Security Officer Duggan.

Smoke column on the Park Creek Fire. Taken on 7/20/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Helena – Lewis and Clark NF.   Fire Command transferred from IMT 2 to local unit on Friday, 8/18/2017.  2 miles North of Lincoln, MT.  Timber.  Lightning caused. Moderate fire behavior.  6,632 acres. 50% contained. 178 personnel. 4 crews, 8 engines and 1 helo. $9.6 Million CTD. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017.

13. ARRASTRA CREEK FIRE

Helena – Lewis and Clark NF. 6 miles NW of Lincoln, MT.  Timber.  Lightning caused.  Moderate fire behavior. Structures under threat.  5,810 acres. 41% contained. 24 personnel. 3 engines. $3.9 Million CTD. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017.

Taken on the Beaver reek Road, below the Arrastra Trailhead on road 1804A

Arrastra Fire taken on 7/20/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

14. BUCK FIRE

Idaho Panhandle NF. 16 miles SE of Avery, ID. Timber and brush. Human caused. Min fire behavior.  132 acres. 60% contained. 72 personnel. 2 crew. 3 helos. $1.4  Million CTD.  Estimated containment is 10/10/2017.

15. BLUE BAY FIRE

A small white smoke column is visible from across a lake, surrounded by timber.

Smoke column visible from across Flathead Lake. (Credit: Kim Kelly/Fire Ecologist. Courtesy/Inciweb)

Flathead Agency, BIA.  10 miles NE of Polson, MT. Timber.  Lightning caused. Active fire behavior with single-tree and group torching and uphill runs. 270 acres. 10% contained. 104 personnel. 3 crews, 2 engines and 4 helos. Commercial timber, cultural and rec areas threatened. $1 Million CTD.  Estimated containment is 8/25/2017.

16. WOLVERINE FIRE

Blackfeet Agency. BIA.  10 miles NE of St. Mary and 7 miles East of Babb, MT. Timber, brush and short grass. Human caused. Active fire behavior with flanking, torching and wind-driven runs. 3,010 acres. 20% containment. 32 personnel. 7 engines, 1 helo. 1 structure destroyed. Multiple homes threatened.  $85,000 CTD. Estimated containment is 8/25/2017.

17. SCALP FIRE

Looking East 8-18-2017

Looking East on the Scalp Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Bow Mountain n the Bob Marshall Wilderness and 3 miles South of Gooseberry Cabin in MT. Lightning caused. Started 8/15/2017 around 1900 hours. Fire is being managed for resource benefit/natural ecological role. The fire is visible from both Spotted Bear and Beartop Lookouts.  It is being managed by the Spotted Bear Ranger District. 30 acres. 0% contained. Timber, heavy timber and snags.  Active fire behavior including pocket torching, short-range spotting and re-burning uphill.

18. DOLLY VARDEN FIRE

Looking East on 8-15-2017

Looking eastward on the Dolly Varden Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Flathead NF.  Reported around 1930 hours on 8/15/2017. 5.5 miles SE of Schafer Meadows Work Center above Dolly Varden Creek in the Great Bear Wilderness in MT.  Fire being managed as a resource benefit. 3 personnel. 10 acres. Timber, heavy timber and snags. Moderate fire activity with single-tree and pocket torching, some uphill runs and moving eastward.

19. MONAHAN FIRE

Group torching on the north end of the fire.

Group torching on the Northern end of the fire on the Monahan Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Located between Monahan Mountain (Lolo NF) and Little Apex Mountain (Flathead NF). Being managed as natural ecological fire. This is based out of the Spotted Bear Ranger District office. Reported at 2000 hours on 7/23/2017. Lightning caused. Smoke can be seen from the Ovando and Helmville areas. 11 personnel. 1,895 acres. Unknown containment status. Fire is burning in timber, short grass, subalpine fir and in heavy dead/down woody fire fuels.  Estimated containment is 10/1/2017.

20. GOAT CREEK FIRE

Goat Creek & Sliderock PM Fire Activity 7/23/17

Goat Creek Fire on 7/23/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Part of the Sapphire Complex and along with Slide Rock, Little Hogback Fire.  Started 7/24/2017. Lolo NF. Lightning caused. 6 miles South of Bonita Guard Station and 1 mile EAst of Rock Creek Road on Missoula Ranger District.  In remote terrain. 8,100 acres. 83% contained. Timber, litter, grass and understory.

21. LITTLE HOGBACK FIRE

Part of the Sapphire Complex and included other wildfires Sliderock Fire, Goat Creek Fires.  This wildfire started on 7/13/2017 around 1751 hours. Fire being managed by the Northern Rockies IMT 2 IC. Located 27 miles SE of Missoula, MT.  Lightning caused.  Burning in remote terrain.  27,071 acres. 16% contained.  Burning in timber, litter, grass and understory.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – 8/19/2017 @ 2355 Hours PDT

 

 

 

 

ID ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 11 2017

SUMMARY | Here are the wildfires for the State of Idaho for Friday, August 11, 2017. NOTE:  Fire CAD Activity Report is not included due to many new wildfires.

Fire in Rush Creek 8/9/17

Fire in Rush Creek on the IBEX Fire. Courtesy/Inciweb

IBEX FIRE

Previously reported.  The IBEX fire is located about 23 miles NW of Challis.  Fire behavior is active with crowning, torching and long-range spotting.  20 personnel are assigned.  Structures are threatened.  Unknown additional resources/equipment are on-scene or the amount of the CTD.

POWER LINE FIRE

The Power Line wildfire is burning on BIA land managed by the Fort Hall Agency, about 20 miles SW of Pocatello, Idaho.  The fire has burned about 53,076 acres of brush, short grass. Fire behavior is currently minimal that is creeping and smoldering as some rain fell over the fire ground on Tuesday. There are 468 personnel along with 12 crews, 23 engines and 6 helicopters assigned.  The cost-to-date is now $1.8. Million.

HANOVER FIRE

The Hanover wildfire is burning on the Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forest, about 4 miles NE of Florence.  Timber and brush are currently burning.  Since Thursday, there has been 6,56 acres scorched but fire crews have reached a 15% containment status.  The fire behavior is moderate with uphill runs and long-range spotting.  Structures are still being threatened.  Attached to this incident are 318 personnel with 1 crew, 9 engines and 10 helicopters. CTD is $2.7 Million.

LONE PINE FIRE

** New! **  The Lone Pine fire is located 43 miles East of Kooskia.  Fire behavior is active with structures being threatened.  There has been 5,292 acres burned but a 0% containment status has been reached. There are 0 personnel or additional resources working this fire. Structures are being threatened. $6,000 CTD.

MOOSE CREEK 1 FIRE

** New! ** The Moose Creek 1 fire is located 50 miles East of Kooskia.  There is active fire behavior but 4,231 acres have been consumed.  There is a 90% containment status currently.  288 personnel are on the fire line with 6 crews, 5 engines and 1 helo.  CTD is $6.3 Million.

RATTLESNAKE FIRE

** New ** The Rattlesnake fire is located in the same areas as the Moose Creek 1 Fire, Lone Pine Fire, Mink Peak Fire, Buck Lake Creek Fire, Bleak Fire and Plummer Fire on the Nez Perce – Clearwater NF.  It is also 16 miles East of Dixie.  Fire behavior is moderate with uphill runs, flanking and backing.  There have been 3,810 acres destroyed with a 0% containment status.  There are no other resources on this wildfire.  CTD is $27,000.

MINK PEAK FIRE

** New! ** The Mink Peak fire is located 45 miles EAst of Kooskia on the Nez Perce – Clearwater NF.  Since this was reported 642 acres of timber and grass have been burned.  Fire behavior is active with backing.  There are no resources on this fire.  CTD is $5,000.

BUCK LAKE CREEK FIRE

** New! ** On the same National Forest, Buck Lake Creek fire is burning about 19 miles NE of Elk City where 364 acres of timber and tall grass have been consumed.  There are no resources on this wildfire and there is no containment status reached.  There is minimal fire behavior at this time.  CTD is $2,000.

BLEAK FIRE

** New! ** The Bleak fire is 20 miles NE of Dixie that has minimal fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping.  About 166 acres have been burned and there is a 0% containment status. $17,000 CTD.

PLUMMER FIRE

** New! ** The Plummer Fire is located 18 miles West of Dixie and fire behavior is backing, flanking and creeping.  There are no resources assigned to this incident.  150 acres consumed and there is a 0% containment status. $1,000 CTD.

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Smoke on the Powerline Fire. Courtesy/Inciweb

POWERLINE FIRE

Previously reported.  Fire is about 20 miles SW of Pocatello. Fire behavior is minimal but structures are still being reported as being threatened. 55,787 acres have been scorched but it is almost fully contained at 98%.  There are 360 personnel assigned with 8 crews, 17 engines and 4 helicopters. 1 structure has been destroyed. CTD is $3 Million.

HIGHLINE FIRE

Previously reported.  The Highline Fire is located on the Payette National Forest and about 4 miles North of Chamberlain Basin.  About 9,150 acres have been burned.  There is a 0% containment status being reported. 40 personnel remain on the fire line along with 1 helo. Fire behavior remains active and structures are under threat.  CTD is $24,000.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

ID ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 9 2017

SUMMARY | Here are the wildfires for the State of Idaho for Wednesday, August 9, 2017. NOTE:  Fire CAD Activity Report is not included due to time constraints.

POWER LINE FIRE
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Powerline Fire. Courtesy: Inciweb

The Power Line wildfire is burning on BIA land managed by the Fort Hall Agency, about 20 miles SW of Pocatello, Idaho.  The fire has burned about 53,076 acres of brush, short grass. Fire behavior is currently minimal that is creeping and smoldering as some rain fell over the fire ground on Tuesday. There are 468 personnel along with 12 crews, 23 engines and 6 helicopters assigned.  The cost-to-date is now $1.8. Million.

HANOVER FIRE
HanoverFire2017_PhotoBy_JonathanMoor

Hanover Fire. PC: Jonathan Moor/via Inciweb

The Hanover wildfire is burning on the Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forest, about 4 miles NE of Florence.  Timber and brush are currently burning.  There has been 5,915 acres burned with a 0% containment status.  Fire behavior is moderate with uphill runs and long-range spotting.  Some structures are being threatened.  There are 294 personnel deployed with 7 crews, 9 engines and 8 helicopters.  About $2.3 Million in fire suppression and containment costs to date have been reached.

DUNCAN FIRE

The Duncan Fire joins this wildfire family which is burning on BLM lands of the Boise District, about 45 miles SW of Mountain Home, Idaho.  Fire behavior is moderate with running and flanking.  It has scorched about 600 acres of short grass and brush.  Resources include 97 personnel, 1 crew, 10 engines and 2 helos.  Total CTD is $150,000.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

Active Wildfires | NW Region | August 8 2017

NORTHWEST WILDFIRES | A few more wildfires to add to our list while removing some of them now fully contained, not necessarily out. Here is our recap for Monday, August 7, 2017.

#BearButteFire (OR) Wallowa – Whitman NF. IMT 2 . 20 miles NW of Baker City. Timber(OR) Rouge River-Siskiyou NF. IMT 2 (also managing Spruce Lake Fire). Active fire behavior with group isolated torching. 383 acres. 10% containment. 341 personnel.  7 crews, 15 engines and 2 helicopters. $87,000 CTD..

Fire burns up ladder fuels and torches a tree within the Blanket Creek Fire.

This is what Fire crews may be faced when fighting forest fires. Courtesy: Inciweb

#BlanketFire (OR).  Active fire behavior with torching, short-range spotting. 4,600 acres. 31% contained. 727 personnel. 20 crews, 20 engines and 5 helicopters. $8.7 Million CTD..

#ChetcoBarFire.  (OR) Rogue River-Siskiyou NF. NIMO. 16 miles East of Selma, OR. Phoenix NIMO. Timber and brush.  Fire has burned into the scars of Biscuit Fire (2002) and Silver Fire (1987).  Moderate fire with flanking and backing. 4,533 acres. 12% containment status. 66 personnel.  2 crews, 1 helicopter. $1.5 Million CTD..

#CinderButteFire (OR)  BLM – Burns District. 10 miles W of Riley.  Brush and tall grass. Start August 2, 2017. 52,531 acres. 60% containment status. 496 personnel. 14 crews, 27 engines and 2 helos. $2.1 Million CTD..

New! #ClarksCreekFire (OR) DOF. 18 miles NE of La Grande.  Timber, short grass.  Moderate fire behavior with creeping, smoldering and backing. 300 acres. 0% contained. 47 personnel. 11 engines and 1 helo. $45,000 CTD..

#DevilsLakeFire (OR) Fremont-Winema NF. 7 miles SE of Bly. Timber and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. 1,702 acres. 82% containment.  487 personnel. 10 crews, 17 engines and 2 helos. $3.4 Million CTD..

Helicopter at Foster Field helibase. Photo: Marshall Wallace.

This much-needed fire asset is leaving  the Foster Field helibase presumably taking a full bambi bucket of water. Photo Credit: Mark Wallace, USFS

#DiamondCreekFire    (WA) 18 air miles from Mazama and at the intersection of Diamond Creek and Lost River in the Paysaten Wilderness of the Okanogan-Wenatchee NF.  Started July 22, 2017. Cause is suspected as human intervention. — Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, torching and spotting. 9,486 acres. 0% contained. 117 personnel. 2 crews, 5 engines and 4 helos. $1.7 Million CTD..

#HanoverFire (ID) Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs and long-range spotting.  5,431 acres. 0% containment. 282 personnel. 1 Type 1 crew, 2 Type 2 crews, 8 engines, 1 dozer, 4 feller bunchers, 3 skidders, 2 log loaders and 1 processor. Northern Rockies IMT 2..

 #HayesRoadFire (WA). 10 miles NE of Mansfield.  SE WA IMT 2. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. 2,306 acres. 90% containment. 90 personnel. 1 crew, 17 engines and 1 helo. $406,000 CTD.

#IbexFire (ID) Active fire behavior with running, group torching and spotting. Structures threatened. 4,4646 acres. 0% containment. 27 personnel. 2 helos. $250,000 CTD..

A group of people working on the Indian Creek Fire are listening to a briefing from the Helibase Manager and helicopter pilot about the Indian Creek Fire activity. Mt. Adams is visible in the background.

Some of the most important people you want to ever meet – the talented pilots of those large flying machines that like to drop retardant and water down below on the Indian Creek Fire. Courtesy: Inciweb

#IndianCreekFire (OR)  West side of Eagle Creek Trail.  Between Tunnel Falls and 7.5 mile camp Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness within the Hood River Ranger District of Mt. Hood NF.  NIMO.  Moderate fire behavior with backing and creeping.  83 acres. 0% containment status. 75 personnel. 1 crew, 2 helos. $1.5 Million CTD..

#KnotGrassFire (WA) S of Pomeroy (SE part of State) on Asotin and Garfield County line. Grassland, some crops and timber. 350 acres. 90% contained.  54 personnel. 1 crew, 11 engines and 1 helo. $69,000 CTD..

#LavaFlowFire  (ID) Idaho Falls District, BLM.  7 miles South of Atomic City. Brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. 22,651 acres. 98% containment. 65 personnel. 2 crews, 5 engines. $875,000 CTD..

 #MammothCaveFire (OR).  Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing. 47,052 acres. 40% contained. 234 personnel. 3 crews, 24 engines and 3 helos. 3 structures destroyed. $360,000 CTD..

Type II rotor filling its bucket in preparation for a drop on Noisy Creek fire

A Type 2 rotor fills it Bambi bucket (orange container) full of water from a source preparing for a drop over the Noisy Creek Fire. Courtesy: Inciweb

#NoisyCreekFire  (WA) 3 miles E of Sullivan Lake. Pend Orielle County.  Colville NF. Lightning caused. Start July 15, 2017 @ 0800 hours PDT.   Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and uphill runs.  3,120 acres. 22% containment. 212 personnel. 3 crews, 10 engines and 3 helos. $2.1 Million CTD..

 #PowerlineFire (ID) BIA – Ft. Hall Agency. 20 miles SW of Pocatello. Brush and grass. Extreme fire behavior with running, flanking, torching. Evacuations in effect. 46,000 acres. 25% contained. 301 personnel. 8 crews, 26 engines, 4 helos. $300,000 CTD..

New! #RebelFire (OR) Willamette NF. 23 miles NE of Oak Ridge. Oak. Moderate fire behavior with single-tree torching, backing and flanking. 150 acres. 0% contained. 109 personnel. 4 crews, 4 engines. $100,000 CTD..

#ShoestringFire (ID) BLM – Twin Falls District. 4 miles S of Gooding. Brush, Short grass. Active fire behavior with running. 35,737 acres. 50% containment. 50 personnel. 6 engines, 3 helos. 1 structure destroyed. $170,000 CTD..

Smoke column with fire visible at the leading edge of the fire

Explosive smoke and flames on the Spruce Fire. Courtesy: Inciweb

 #SpruceLake Fire (OR) Crater Lake National Park. 15 miles SW of Diamond Lake. Timber.   East of Idanha. Timber and brush.   Active fire behavior with short-range spotting, torching and flanking. 5,300 acres. 13% containment. 332 personnel. 14 crews, 4 engines and 2 helos.$2.1 Million CTD..

Yellow shirted firefighter standing by a fire engine and portable water tanks on a road

Fire engines with portable tanks on the Suiattle Fire. Courtesy: Inciweb

#SuiattleFire  (WA) Near Suiattle River Road. Snohomish County. DNR air and ground resources on-scene. Start July 30, 2017. — Minimal fire behavior. Contained and in mop-up operations on Saturday, August 5, 2017. 216 acres. 221 personnel. 3 crews, 10 engines and 3 helos. $2.1 Million CTD..

#WhitewaterFire (OR). 15 East of Detroit. Active fire behavior with spotting, group torching. 5,421 acres. 0% containment. 619 personnel. 18 crews, 11 engines and 6 helos. $5.2 Million CTD..

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(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Posted on 8/7/2017 @ 2225 hours PDT

Fire CAD Activity | NW Region | August 6 2017

FIRE CAD ACTIVITY | For the States of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, here is a preliminary list of wildfires for Sunday morning on August 6, 2017.

Washington

Dispatched 1130 | College Fire | The Dalles. E602 dispatched. | Columbia Cascade Comm Center.

Dispatched 0942 | Brush fire. Walla Walla County. Walla Walla County & USFW fire crews responded. Grass, brush. Unified Command. 12.9 acres. E841 and 863 initially dispatched. | Central WA Comm Center

Dispatched 0736 | Command 27 Road Fire.  | Brush fire.  Douglas County. Rugged Butte. Douglas County & BLM responded.

Oregon

Unknown dispatch time | UPF 270 Fire | Campground. MM 10.5. 0.1 acre. | Roseburg

Idaho

Dispatched 1255 | Alturas Creek Fire | SNRA – South of Petit Lake. Escaped campfire. Contained and controlled. .1 acre. E641 STF RRE3-1 responded. | South Central Idaho

Dispatched 1133 | RICC-269 Fires | DL Campground. Abandoned campfires. Several unattended campfires. | South Central Idaho

Dispatched 1022 | Johnson Creek Fire | .08 acre. E661 responded. D6 resources on-scene. | CDA

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Active Wildfires | NW Region | August 6 2017

NORTHWEST WILDFIRES | It has been an extremely busy time for those in the State of Idaho with several new starts.  Here is our recap for the  Northwest Region on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

Fire Fact:

National Fire Preparedness Level is at 4 (with 5 being the highest), as of July 9, 2017.

#BearButteFire (OR) Wallowa – Whitman NF. IMT 2 . 20 miles NW of Baker City. Timber. Active fire behavior with short crowns and group torching.  — 383 acres. 0% containment. — 170 personnel.  2 crews, 27 engines and 3 helos. — $522,000 CTD.

#BlanketCreekFire  (OR) Rouge River-Siskiyou NF. IMT 2 (also managing Spruce Lake Fire). 9 miles NE of Prospect. Timber.  — Active fire behavior, crowning, spotting and running. — 3,852 acres. 27% contained. — 730 personnel. 21 crews, 18 engines and 5 helicopters. — $6.2 Million CTD.

Large smoke on the Chetco Fire. PC: Rogue River-Siskiyou NF.

#ChetcoBarFire.  (OR) Rogue River-Siskiyou NF. NIMO. 16 miles East of Selma, OR. Phoenix NIMO. Timber and brush.  Fire has burned into the scars of Biscuit Fire (2002) and Silver Fire (1987).  — Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing. — 4,341 acres. 12% contained. — 66 personnel. 2 crews and 1 helo. — $1.5 Million CTD.

Dispatch Areas Map

NW Dispatch Offices (WA only) PC: NWCC

#CinderButteFire (OR)  BLM – Burns District. 10 miles W of Riley.  Brush and tall grass. Start August 2, 2017. — Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and uphill runs. — 52,223 acres. 40% contained. — 378 personnel.  10 crews, 22 engines and 2 helicopters. — 2 structures destroyed.  — $1.5 Million CTD.

New! #CrestView3Fire (ID) Upper Snake Field Office/Bureau of Reclamation. 12 miles NW of Burley. — Active fire behavior with running. — 418 acres. 0% contained. — 23 personnel. 5 engines. — $9,000 CTD.

#DevilsLakeFire (OR) Fremont-Winema NF. 7 miles SE of Bly. Timber and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with creeping, backing and smoldering.  — 1,694 acres. 44% contained.  — 657 personnel. 18 crews, 20 engines and 4 helos. — $2.8 Million CTD.

#DiamondCreekFire    (WA) 18 air miles from Mazama and at the intersection of Diamond Creek and Lost River in the Paysaten Wilderness of the Okanogan-Wenatchee NF.  Started July 22, 2017. Cause is suspected as human intervention. — Moderate fire behavior with up hill runs, torching and spotting. — 8,742 acres. 0% containment. — 162 personnel. 1 crew, 5 engines and 4 helos. — $1.4 Million CTD.

Fire Fact:

As of August 5, 2017,  Nationally speaking we are at 5,771,813 acres burned!

 #HayesRoadFire (WA). 10 miles NE of Mansfield.  SE WA IMT 2. Brush and tall grass. — Moderate fire behavior — 3,000 acres. 50% contained. — 142 personnel. 39 engines. 2 helos. — 1 structure destroyed. — $196,000 CTD.

#HighlineFire (ID) 12 miles SW of Dixie. Timber. — Active fire behavior with short crown runs, short-range spotting and group torching. — 2300 acres. 0% contained. — 10 personnel. — $15,000 CTD.

#IndianCreekFire (OR)  West side of Eagle Creek Trail.  Between Tunnel Falls and 7.5 mile camp Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness within the Hood River Ranger District of Mt. Hood NF.  NIMO.  — Minimal fire behavior. — 83 acres. 0% containment. — 71 personnel. 1 crew, 2 helos. — $1.4 Million CTD.

Fire Fact:

3/4 Humans cause preventable wildfires.

#KnotGrassFire (WA) S of Pomeroy (SE part of State) on Asotin and Garfield County line. Grassland, some crops and timber. — 350 acres. 90% contained. — 54 personnel. 1 crew and 11 engines. — 1 structure destroyed. — $69,000.

Burning grasses on the Lava Flow Fire. PC: BLM – Idaho Fire.

#LavaFlowFire  (ID) Idaho Falls District, BLM.  7 miles South of Atomic City. Brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. — 22,651 acres. 75% containment. — 124 personnel. 3 crews, 10 engines, 1 helo. — $850,000 CTD.

#LonePineFire  (ID) Nez – Perce NF. 25 miles NE of Elk City. Below Lone Pine Point in the vicinity of Mink Peak Fire and expected to merge into this wildfire. Lightning caused. Started on July 14, 2017. Type 4 IC managing fire burning naturally.

New! #MammothCaveFire (OR). Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Evacuations in effect. — 30,000 acres. 0% contained. — 137 personnel. 20 engines and 3 helos. — 3 structures destroyed. — $300,000 CTD.

Fire Fact:

Nationally speaking, there were 44 large fires burning in 7 states with Oregon and Idaho reporting overnight with the most increased fire activity, burned acreage.

#MorganCreekFire (OR) Vale District, BLM. 6 miles NE of Huntington. Brush and short grass. — 2,286 acres. 50% contained. — 123 personnel. 5 crews, 12 engines. — $200,000 CTD.

Mammoth Fire. PC: BLM – Idaho Fire

#NoisyCreekFire  (WA) 3 miles E of Sullivan Lake. Pend Orielle County.  Colville NF. Lightning caused. Start July 15, 2017 @ 0800 hours PDT.  — Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and uphill runs. — 3380 acres. 20% contained. — 156 personnel.  2 crews and 2 helicopters. — $1.9 Million CTD.

#NForkHughesFire  (ID) Panhandle. 20 miles N of Nordman on Priest Lake Ranger District in Upper Hughes Creek drainage and N of Hughes Meadow across from the Washington State line. Lightning cause possibly.

Fire Fact:

Drones flying in the same airspace as Fire Suppression helicopters and planes can not only collide with them, but force them to land or even crash.

Fire has crossed over the Bannock County line. PC: BLM – Idaho Fire

New! #PowerlineFire (ID) BIA – Ft. Hall Agency. 20 miles SW of Pocatello. Brush and grass. Extreme fire behavior with running, spotting. — Residences threatened. Evacuations in effect. — 23,000 acres. 20% containment. 142 personnel. 2 crews, 22 engines. — $200,000 CTD.

Another great shot of the Suiattle Fire. PC: Marcus Pond

New! #ShoestringFire (ID) BLM – Twin Falls District. 4 miles S of Gooding. Brush, Short grass. — Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven runs. — Structures threatened. — 12,000 acres. 0% contained. — 5 engines, 3 helos. — $90,000 CTD.

 #SpruceLake Fire (OR) Crater Lake National Park. 15 miles SW of Diamond Lake. Timber.   East of Idanha. Timber and brush.   — Moderate fire behavior with spotting, torching and flanking. — 4,668 acres. 9% contained.  — 324 personnel. 14 crews, 4 engines and 2 helos. — $1.7 Million CTD.

Fire Fact:

There are no official rules but first responders generally name a fire after a meadow, creek, city of type of plant they see.

#SuiattleFire  (WA) Near Suiattle River Road. Snohomish County. DNR air and ground resources on-scene. Start July 30, 2017. — Minimal fire behavior. Contained and in mop-up operations on Saturday, August 5, 2017. — 216 acres. — 325 personnel. 8 crews, 11 engines and 3 helos. — $1.8 Million CTD.

Fire suppression helicopter on the Suiattle Fire. PC: Marcus Pond

#WhitewaterFire (OR). 15 East of Detroit. Active Fire behavior with spotting and group torching. — 54,219 acres. 0% containment. — 393 personnel. 10 crews, 10 engines and 7 helicopters. — $4.5 Million CTD.

Fire Fact:

Stage 1 burn ban for Washington has been lifted.

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Active Wildfires | WA, OR, ID | August 5 2017

NORTHWEST WILDFIRES | We are listing the current active wildfires gleaned from various sources and compiled into a single post for Saturday, August 5, 2017

WASHINGTON STATE

How to Report a Wildfire:  Call 911 and 800-562-6010.

#BurnoutRdFire DNR – NW Region. 6 miles southeast of the Lost Lake Trailhead of the Larrabee State Park which is 4 miles south of Bellingham on Chuckanut Drive.  48 acres. 80% contained. 104 personnel.

#DiamondCreekFire    18 air miles from Mazama and at the intersection of Diamond Creek and Lost River in the Paysaten Wilderness of the Okanogan-Wenatchee NF.  Started July 22, 2017. Cause is suspected as human intervention. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, group torching and long-range spotting. Structures threatened. 8,742 acres. 0% contained. 149 personnel. 1 crew, 5 engines and 4 helos. $1.1 Million CTD.

Hayes Road Fire in WA. PC: Douglas County Fire District #5

Newly Reported! #HayesRoadFire Washington State. 10 miles NE of Mansfield.  SE WA IMT 2. Brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Residences threatened. Evacuations and road closures in effect. 500 acres. 0% contained. 14 personnel. 1 engine. 25,000 CTD.

#KnotGrassFire S of Pomeroy (SE part of State) on Asotin and Garfield County line. Grassland, some crops and timber. Minimal fire behavior. Residences threatened.  350 acres. 50% contained. 54 personnel. 1 crew, 11 engines. 1 structure destroyed. $69,000 CTD.

 #MaldenFire  WA FMO. Started 8/2 on private land, 1 mile N of Malden. Tall grass. 246 acres. 80% contained. Limited info available.

#NoisyCreekFire  3 miles E of Sullivan Lake. Pend Orielle County.  Colville NF. Lightning caused. Start July 15, 2017 @ 0800 hours PDT.  Active fire behavior with flanking, uphill runs and group torching. 2,470 acres. 4% contained. 142 personnel. 2 crews, 1 engine and 2 helicopters. $1.7 Million CTD.

Vehicles are parked at a drop point on the fire

This is what Interagency cooperation looks like. 3 different Agencies working together. PC: Julie Knubel (via Inciweb)

 #SuiattleFire  Near Suiattle River Road. Snohomish County. DNR air and ground resources on-scene. Start July 30, 2017. Moderate fire behavior.  216 acres. 25% contained. 356 personnel. 9 crews, 11 engines and 6 helos. $1.3 Million CTD.

OREGON

New! #BearButteFire Wallowa – Whitman NF. IMT 2 . 20 miles NW of Baker City. Timber. Active fire behavior with short crown runs, long-range spotting and group torching. Structures threatened. Evacuations and road closures in effect. 750 acres. 0% containment. 67 personnel. 7 engines and 3 helos. $150,000 CTD.

Firefighter monitors fuel consumption along the Blanket Creek Fire, August 1, 2017

Firefighters on the Blanket Fire monitor as fire consumes the landscape before them. PC: Inciweb

#BlanketCreekFire Rouge River-Siskiyou NF. IMT 2 (also managing Spruce Lake Fire). 9 miles NE of Prospect. Timber.  Moderate fire behavior with short crown runs, flanking and torching.  3,750 acres. 14% contained. 737 personnel. 23 crews, 14 engines 5 helicopters. $6.2 Million CTD.

smoke column 7-29-17

Smoke column rises on July 29, 2017 on the Chetco  Bar Fire. PC: Inciweb

#ChetcoBarFire.  Rogue River-Siskiyou NF. NIMO. 16 miles East of Selma, OR. Phoenix NIMO. Timber and brush.  Fire has burned into the scars of Biscuit Fire (2002) and Silver Fire (1987).  Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing. 4,228 acres. 12% contained. 63 personnel. 2 crews, 1 helicopter. $1.6 Million CTD.

#CinderButteFire BLM – Burns District. 10 miles W of Riley.  Brush and tall grass. Start August 2, 2017. Active fire behavior with torching.  52,223 acres. 15% contained. 271 personnel. 6 crews, 23 engines and 1 helicopter. 2 structures destroyed. $300,000 CTD.

Photo from the air of Devils Lake Fire on its first day

Air recon flight on the Devils Lake Fire. PC: Daniel Williams (via Inciweb)

 #DevilsLakeFire Fremont-Winema NF. 7 miles SE of Bly. Timber and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with creeping, smoldering and isolated torching. 1,694 acres. 25% contained. 577 personnel. 17 crews, 16 engines and 4 helos. $2 Million. CTD.

#IndianCreekFire. West side of Eagle Creek Trail.  Between Tunnel Falls and 7.5 mile camp Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness within the Hood River Ranger District of Mt. Hood NF.  NIMO.  Min fire behavior. 83 acres. 0% contained. 69 personnel. 1 crew and 2 helos. $1.3 Million CTD.

#MorganCreekFire. Vale District, BLM. 6 miles NE of Huntington. Brush and short grass. Min fire behavior. 2,286 acres. 50% contained. 123 personnel. 5 crews, 12 engines. $200,000 CTD.

Cinder Butte fire burning interior pockets of fuels

Black smoke says it is burning unburned fire fuels on the Cinder Butte Fire. PC: Inciweb

 #SpruceLake Fire. Crater Lake National Park. 15 miles SW of Diamond Lake. Timber.   Active fire behavior with crowning, spotting and running. 5,000 acres. 5% contained. 319 personnel. 14 crews, 4 engines and 2 helos. $1.4 Million CTD.

#WhitewaterFire Willamette NF. IMT 2. Started on BLM land 10 miles east of Idanha. Timber and brush.   Active fire behavior with short-range spotting and group torching.  5,000 acres. 0% containment. 264 personnel. 4 crews, 8 engines and 5 helos. $3.8 Million CTD.

IDAHO WILDFIRES

#CoeFire   Twin Falls District, BLM. 3 miles NW of Malta. Timber, brush and short grass.

Photo of fire plume  from Hanover Fire

Air recon flight from Chair Point Lookout taken on August 3 on the Hanover Fire. PC: Inciweb

#HanoverFire  Nez – Perce NF.  4 miles NE of Florence. IMT2 Timber, brush and grass. Active fire behavior with group torching and single-tree torching. Structures threatened. 3,078 acres. 0% contained. 36 personnel. 2 engines and 4 helos. $1.5 Million CTD.

#HiddenFire Nez – Perce NF.  14 mles W of Pinesdale.  Timber, brush. 7 miles NE of the Elk Summit Guard Station and in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness. Being managed as long-term natural burning fire. 549 acres. 1 person.

#IbexFire   Salmon-Challis NF. Previously reported incident. 23 miles NW of Challis. Timber. Start July 24, 2017. Active fire behavior with crowning, torching and long-range spotting. Smoke is due to impact Challis and surrounding areas. Lightning caused. 3,696 acres. 0% contained. 26 personnel.

#LavaFlowFire  Idaho Falls District, BLM.  7 miles South of Atomic City. Brush and grass. Min fire behavior. 22,651 acres. 45% contained. 147 personnel. 14 crews and 2 engines. $704,000 CTD.

Ibex Fire from Twin Peaks Lookout August 2

Ibex Fire from the Twin Peaks Lookout on August 2, 2017. PC: Inciweb

#LonePineFire  Nez – Perce NF. 25 miles NE of Elk City. Below Lone Pine Point in the vicinity of Mink Peak Fire and expected to merge into this wildfire. Lightning caused. Started on July 14, 2017. Type 4 IC managing fire burning naturally. 2,626 acres. 0% contained.

color photo of Missouri Fire on July 16, 2017

Vast fire spreading on the Missouri Fire taken on July 16. PC: Inciweb

New!  #MissouriFire Krassel Ranger District of Payette NF. 1,277 acres. 50% contained. 52 personnel. Limited details.

#NForkHughesFire  ID Panhandle. 20 miles N of Nordman on Priest Lake Ranger District in Upper Hughes Creek drainage and N of Hughes Meadow across from the Washington State line. Lightning cause possibly. active fire behavior with group torching, backing and some uphill runs. 693 acres. 0% contained.

New! #PuebloFire 6 miles N of Big Creek / Edwardsburg near Pueblo Summit. East of Mosquito Ridge.  Fire reported by Sheepeater Lookout on July 30, 2017 at 1030 Hours. 100% contained.  Limited info.

Tappan Fire August 2, 2017

Fire and smoke backing down the canyon on the Tappan Fire taken on August 2, 2017. PC: Inciweb

#TappanFire  Salmon-Challis NF. Previously reported incident. 28 miles SW of Salmon. Timber and short grass. Active fire with backing down the North side of Camas Creek towards Middle Fork Salmon River. 1,154 acres. 0% contained. 24 personnel. 1 helo.

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Active Wildfires | WA, OR, ID | August 4 2017

NORTHWEST WILDFIRES | We are listing the current active wildfires gleaned from various sources and compiled into a single post for Friday, August 4, 2017.  *We have added Idaho wildfires by popular demand.*

WASHINGTON STATE

How to Report a Wildfire:  Call 911 and 800-562-6010.

Filling porta-tanks on the Burnout Rd Fire. PC: Inciweb

#BurnoutRdFire DNR – NW Region. 6 miles southeast of the Lost Lake Trailhead of the Larrabee State Park which is 4 miles south of Bellingham on Chuckanut Drive.  63 acres. 50% contained. 154 personnel….

#DiamondCreekFire    18 air miles from Mazama and at the intersection of Diamond Creek and Lost River in the Paysaten Wilderness of the Okanogan-Wenatchee NF.  Started 7/22/2017. Cause is suspected as human intervention. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, group torching and long-range spotting. Structures threatened. 8,214 acres. 0% contained. 98 personnel. 1 crew and 4 helicopters. $945,000 CTD….

Newly Reported! #GrandMoundFire  Rochester. New as of 8/3/2017.  Unknown acres. 90% contained as of 8/3/2017.  4 crews, 4 engines with more en route. 2 outbuildings, 1 garage lost. Other structures damaged. Unknown cause…..

 New! #KnottsGrassFire S of Pomeroy (SE part of State) on Asotin and Garfield County line.  Fire burning on W side of Knottgrass Road. Grassland, some crops and timber. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Start 8/2/2017  in afternoon as fast-moving with high rate of spread. 500+ acres.  Fire Mobe approved from Asotin County

Industrial Fire Precaution Levels for loggers and forest service workers.

Fire District # 1, Garfield County Fire, City of Asotin, City of Lewiston, Wheatland Fire District, Washington State DNR, Forest Service crews from the Pomeroy Ranger District and local landowners were all on-scene fighting the fire.  Fire under control around 2000 hours PDT.  500 acres. 50% contained. 54 personnel. 1 crew, 11 engines . 1 structure lost. $65,000 CTD….

 #MaldenFire  WA FMO. Started 8/2 on private land, 1 mile N of Malden. Tall grass. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs, torching. Structures threatened. 350 acres. 0% contained. 51 personnel. 1 crew and 5 helicopters. Fire Mobe approved 8/2. More fire assets en route. $10,000 CTD….

DYK? D,raggng chains underneath a semi truck, boat and RV trailer can spark a fire? #KnowBeforeYouGo

Newly Reported! #MountainMeadowFire E of Cedonia in Stevens County. Start 8/3/2017. Timber. Aircraft, dozers and engines on-scene 8/3/2017. Limited information…

#NoisyCreekFire  3 miles E of Sullivan Lake. Pend Orielle County.  Colville NF. Lightning caused. Start 7/15/2017 @ 0800 hours PDT.  Active fire behavior with flanking, uphill creeping and group torching. 2,400 acres. 4% contained. 128 personnel. 4 crews, 2 engines and 1 helicopter. $1.2 Million CTD….

A helicopter flies through thick smoke with a bucket hanging below it

Dropping water on the Suiattle Fire. PC: ICP

 #SuiattleFire  Near Suiattle River Road. Snohomish County. DNR air and ground resources on-scene. Start 7/30/2017. Type 2 IMT ordered around 2100 hours on 7/31/2017.  Moderate fire behavior.  200 acres. 15% contained. 318 personnel. 9 crews, 9 engines and 5 helicopters. $960,000 CTD….

OREGON

A yellow Type 1 Helicopter prepares to collect water for a drop on the Blanket Creek Fire.

Type 1 helicopter drawing up water on the Blanket Fire. PC: Inciweb

#BlanketCreekFireRouge River-Siskiyou NF. IMT 2 (also managing Spruce Lake Fire). 9 miles NE of Prospect. Timber.  Moderate fire behavior with short crown runs, flanking and torching. 3,000 acres. 0% contained. 743 personnel. 24 crews, 14 engines and 5 helicopters. $5.6 Million CTD….

#ChetcoBarFire.  Rogue River-Siskiyou NF. NIMO. 16 miles East of Selma, OR. Phoenix NIMO. Timber and brush.  Road and trail closures in effect. Fire burning in scars of Biscuit Fire (2002) and Silver Fire (1987) with regrowth of brush up to 5 feet tall, standing snags, and unburned islands of mixed deciduous and conifer forest.  Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, flanking and backing. 4,137 acres. 12% contained. 64 personnel. 2 crews and 1 helicopter. $1.4 Million CTD….

#CinderButteFire BLM – Burns District. 10 miles W of Riley.  Brush and tall grass. Start 8/2/2017. Active fire behavior with torching, spotting and wind-driven runs. 54,000 acres. 9% contained. 197 personnel. 5 crews, 17 engines, 2 helos.  2 structures destroyed. $1 Million CTD….

 #DevilsLakeFire Fremont-Winema NF. 7 miles SE of Bly. Timber and short grass. Active fire behavior with flanking, isolated torching and spotting. 1,648 acres. 14% contained. 388 personnel. 12 crews, 9 engines and 6 helos. $2.8 Million CTD….

#IndianCreekFire. West side of Eagle Creek Trail.  Between Tunnel Falls and 7.5 mile camp Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness within the Hood River Ranger District of Mt. Hood NF.  NIMO.  Started 7/4/2017. Moderate fire behavior. 83 acres. 0% contained. 62 personnel 1 crew and 2 helicopters. $1.2 Million CTD….

New! #MorganCreekFire. Vale District, BLM. Six miles northeast of Huntington, OR. Brush and short grass. Active fire behavior with running and flanking. Sage grouse habitat threatened.  1,500 acres. 40% contained. 79 personnel. 1 crew, 10 engines and 3 helos. $100,000 CTD….

Smoke column of the Spruce Lake Fire, August 1, 2017

Smoke column on the Spruce Lake Fire. PC: Richard Parrish/BLM

 #SpruceLake Fire. Crater Lake National Park. 15 miles SW of Diamond Lake. Timber.   Active fire behavior with crowning, spotting and running. 3,600 acres. 5% contained. 197 personnel. 9 crews, 1 engine and 2 helos. $1 Million CTD….

Whitewater Fire - Aug. 1

Whitewater Fire. PC: Eric Johnson/via Inciweb

#WhitewaterFire Willamette NF. IMT 2. Started on BLM land 10 miles east of Idanha. Timber and brush.   Active fire  behavior with short crown runs, spotting and backing. 4,800 acres. 0% contained. 257 personnel. 3 crews, 8 engines and 5 helicopters. $3.4 Million CTD….

*IDAHO WILDFIRES

#CoeFire   Twin Falls District, BLM. 3 miles NW of Malta. Timber, brush and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with smoldering. Structures and sage-grouse habitat threatened. 1,065 acres. 98% contained. 90 personnel. 2 crews, 4 engines and 1 helicopter $225,000 CTD….

Red Flag warning for Idaho

#IbexFire   Salmon-Challis NF. Previously reported incident. 23 miles NW of Challis. Timber. Active fire behavior with running, group torching and short crown runs. Structures threatened. Trail closures in acres. 0% contained. 26 personnel. 1 helo. $100,000 CTD….

#HanoverFire  Nez – Perce NF.  4 miles NE of Florence. IMT2 Timber, brush and grass. Active fire behavior with group torching and single-tree torching. Structures threatened. 3,078 acres. 0% contained. 36 personnel. 2 engines and 4 helos. $1.5 Million CTD.

#HiddenFire Nez – Perce NF.  14 mles W of Pinesdale.  Timber, brush. Moderate fire behavior with group torching, uphill runs and spotting.  730 acres, 0% contained. 3 personnel with 0 additional resources. $6,000 CTD….

#LavaFlowFire  Idaho Falls District, BLM.  7 miles South of Atomic City. Brush and grass. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. 22,651 acres. 0% contained. 129 personnel. 12 crews, 14 engines and 2 helicopters. $375,000 CTD….

#LonePineFire  Nez – Perce NF. 25 miles NE of Elk City. Active fire behavior with isolated torching and creeping.  2,600 acres. 0% containment. 0 resources. $3,000 CTD….

#NForkHughesFire  ID Panhandle. 20 miles N of Nordman.  Active fire behavior with group torching , uphill runs and backing. 693 acres. 0% contained. 14 personnel. 1 crew. $95,000 CTD….

Tappan Fire August 2, 2017

Burning on the Tappan Fire taken on August 2, 2017. PC: Inciweb

#TappanFire  Salmon-Challis NF. Previously reported incident. 28 miles SW of Salmon. Timber and short grass. Minimal fire activity with smoldering and creeping. Structures threatened. Trail closures in effect. 927 acres. 0% contained. 26 personnel. 1 helicopter. $16,000 CTD….

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Wildfire CAD Activity | NW Region | July 17 2017

Here is the Wildfire CAD Activity of resources dispatched, locations, acres and status.  NOTE:  Limited info is showing on most of these. – Thanks for reading our post and following along!

WASHINGTON STATE

Batement Island Fire.  @ 1018 hours. Resource Order for WA DNR. | Central WA Interagency Comm Center.

Davis Lake Fire. Dispatched 1734 Hours. E 267 responded. 0.1 acres. | Pacific Cascade Dispatch Center.

Drumheller Fire. Dispatched 1521 hours. Spokane County – Drumheller Road. Wheat field.  4 acres. AR 28, 440 and 441 dispatched. | NE WA Interagency Comm Center.

Gate Fire. 1424 Hours dispatched. 1615 Hours contained. Grant County – Whitebluffs.  Brush fire. USFW responded. Mop-up operations. 3 acres. | Central WA Interagency Comm Center.

Jordan Creek 2 Fire. 1636 Hours dispatched. 1700 Hours contained. Snohomish County – Jordan Road. E549 dispatched and conducted mop-up operations. | NE WA Interagency Comm Center.

Mill Pond Fire.   Dispatched 0943 Hours. Resources o/s 1017 Hours. Pend Orielle County – Sullivan Lake. Brush and grass fire fueled. C301 and E31 responded. | NE WA Interagency Comm Center.

Winters East Fire.  Dispatched 1522 Hours. Contained @ 1800 Hours.  Clark County – NE 94th Street.  E275 and 280 responded. 0.25 acres. Slash | Pacific Cascade Dispatch Center.

OREGON

0564 RN Fire.  Round Butte.  Dispatched @ 1754 Hours. 0.1 acres.  | Central OR Interagency Dispatch Center.

Borderline Fire.  Dispatched 1318 Hours. Steep Creek area. | Grangeville Interagency Dispatch Center.

Farley Lake Fire.  SNRA – Farley Lake, OR. 1114 Hours dispatched. 1430 Hours contained. 1500 Hours controlled.  | Grangeville Interagency Dispatch Center

Inc 451 Fire.  Fox Hill area and 5 miles NW of La Grande, OR.  Dispatched @ 1415 Hours. Out @ 1709 Hours. Grass.  Human caused. | Blue Mtn Interagency Dispatch Center.

IDAHO

Beaver Creek Fire.  1738 Hours dispatched.  E2251, 3152 and 411. 3 acres. | CDA Interagency Dispatch Center.

Camas Creek Fire.  6 miles South of Dubois and near Dehy plant in ID. Dispatched @ 1354 Hours. Contained @ 1500 Hours.  Controlled @ 1900 Hours. Grass and brass. 1.5 acres. | Eastern ID Interagency Fire Center

Dump Fire.  Dump Creek.  Dispatched @ 1345 Hours. Firefighters o/s. 3 acres. 2 Helitac with 1 IC and 10 fire crews. 30% contained. | Central ID Fire Dispatch Center.

Fire Draw Fire.  Dispatched @ 1120 Hours.  Contained and Controlled @ 1834 Hours. 0.5 acres. SJS Controlled. | CDA Interagency Dispatch Center.

Little Hellroaring Fire.  Dispatched 1407 Hours.  Contained 1723 Hours.  Controlled 1824 Hours and 1944 fire out. | CDA Interagency Dispatch Center.

Oil Well Fire.  Resource Order. E2303 TFD and E2418 TFD. | S Central ID Dispatch Center.

Quail Fire.  Dispatched @ 0855 Hours. Contained @ 1031 Hours.  Out @ 1155 Hours. KVS out. 0.1 acres. | CDA Dispatch Center.

Spade Fire. Dispatched 1346 Hours. E431. 0.2 acres. Contained 2050 Hours. | CDA Interagency Dispatch Center.

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