SLIDE FIRE | UTAH | NEW | 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire ignited by lightning is burning approximately 65 miles south of St. George, Utah.

The fire started on May 1, 2019 and said to have destroyed 72 acres.

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

It is named the Slide Fire.

RESOURCES

It is being managed as a resource benefit.

The incident is staffed by seven personnel along with a single fire effects monitor.

FIRE WEATHER

Future weather reports indicate wetting rain is in the forecast which is great news for crews on-scene.

INJURIES

No injuries have been reported.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using the following hashtags for this post.

#UTwildfire2019 #SlideFire #nwfb_wildfires2019

(c) 2019 NW Fire  Blog – 5/7/2019 @ 2050 PDT

OR Wildfire | Ramsey Canyon Fire | 2

UPDATE 2

August 25, 2018 -1115 PDT

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Credit: ODF

A wildfire that started on Thursday, April 23, 2018 around 1245 hours PDT is located 12 miles north of Eagle Point on land managed / owned by the OR State Department of Forestry where the Medford unit is in Unified Command with the OR State Fire Marshal Office’s Green Team.

Heavy smoke previously hampered air operations has lifted enabling four helicopters with bucket drops and three air tankers assisting with reinforcement of containment lines with retardant drops.   Fire control lines in the northern, eastern and southern areas were holding well and mop up ops had begun on some parts of the fire.
About 1,861 acres of timber and chaparral & short grass have been destroyed.  There is a 17% containment status.
 There are 315 structures that are currently being threatened along with private, BLM and Industrial lands.
Level 3 [Get Out NOW]  beginning at the address of 17935, and continuing east including addresses 18505, 18509 (all accessed off of West Fork Evans Creek Rd.), then continuing to include the address of 19373 at the intersection of Meadows Rd; West Fork Evans Creek Rd., the addresses 18504 and 18508; Ramsey Rd., beginning at the address 13469 and proceeding north to include 13001 and 14738 (accessed off of BLM 35-2-20) and continuing to the Meadows Rd. intersection; Meadows Rd, proceeding south from East Evans to include the address of 16880.
Incoming IMT briefing

Incoming IMT Briefing. | Credit: ODF

Level 2 [Get Set]  East Evans Creek Rd., beginning at the address 15513 and ending at 16995, and beginning at the address of 19395 and continuing to include the address of 21043 East Evans Creek Rd.; Meadows Rd, beginning at the address 16800 and 16821, then proceeding south to include the address 14765; Ramsey Rd., beginning at the address 13465 and proceeding south to include the address of 11655.
Shelter is located at Hanby Middle School at 806 6th Avenue, Gold Hill, Oregon.  Phone # 1-888-680-1455.
Resources include 795 total personnel, 45 engines, 12 water tenders, 8+ helicopters, 26 hand crews, 9 bulldozers and air tankers as needed.
Incident Cooperators include Oregon Department of Forestry, BLM Oregon & Washington, Rogue Valley Fire Chiefs Association, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon, Jackson County Emergency Management, American Red Cross, U.S. Forest Service – Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.
Cost-to-date has reached $1.4 Million.
#RamseyCanyonFire #ORwildfires2018
(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

 

Angel Springs Fire | Davenport WA | FINAL UPDATE

ANGEL SPRINGS FIRE

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Credit | WA DNR

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire is burning about 7 – 8 miles northeast of Davenport, Washington that started on August 2, 2018 @ 1500 hours PDT by equipment.

8/12/2018 1100 PDT
5,046 acres. 95% contained. Firefighters on Saturday kept the fire within containment lines despite heavy wind conditions which would cause significant events such as knocking down snags within the fire perimeter. Crews also worked on extensive mop up and repair work on fences and lines. 214 personnel remain with engines checking & putting out hot spots. More resources will be released throughout the day. | FINAL UPDATE

8/11/2018 – 2130 PDT

5,046 acres. 90% contained. Minimal fire behavior. 351 personnel. 6 crews. 43 engines. 3 helos. 14 structures lost. 170 structures threatened. Some crews released today. $4.6M CTD.

8/10/2018  – 1945 PDT

5,081 acres. 60% contained. 14 structures burned. 180 threatened. 564 personnel. 13 crews. 3 helicopters. 68 engines.

8/9/2018 2000 PDT

5.081 acres. 60% contained. IC IMT Goldman. Minimal Fire behavior. 564 personnel. 13 crews, 68 engines and 3 helicopters. 14 structures have been lost. $3.3M.

8/8/2018 – 2100 PDT

5,043 acres. 35% contained with continued moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, observed isolated torching and backing. Cause is still unknown and under investigation.

There are 549 personnel along with 12 crews, 3 helos and 72 engines. Fire resources are pouring from the National Guard, Canada and Australia.

170 homes are threatened with 4 already destroyed along with 10 other structures which totals to 14 buildings. Fire suppression and containment costs-to-date have reached $2,200,000.

8/6/2018 – 2145 PDT

Spokane County Fire District 8 Firefighters worked throughout the night on August 5th on the fire line and conducting burn out operations on the day of the 6th. Additional resources from Lincoln County Fire Districts 4 and 5, WA DNR, Federal, State and local agencies have come together collectively through fire suppression and containment efforts. Local farmers have gathered together to help build fire lines across their fields, as well as mineral soil to aid firefighters to stop the spread of the fire.

Per fire sources this morning, here is what we know so far (please be patient, things change so rapidly): 4,500 ares of timber, grass and brush. 15% contained. 2 structures lost. 170 threatened. 1 minor structure burned and one other threatened. 272 personnel with 8 crews, 3 helicopters and 45 engines.

On August 5th: Fire on NE portion was very active with visible fire and smoke throughout the day and night. Efforts focused in this area with crews, engines and dozers. Crews used air resources to their advantage including super scoopers dipping out of the Spokane River arm of Lake Roosevelt.

8/5/2018 – 1145 PDT

Started 8/2/2018. Cause unknown. 4,500 acres. 0% contained. 60 homes threatened, 1 destroyed. Other minor structures threatened, 1 destroyed. 160 personnel. 3 crews, 25 engines. Fire located in steep canyons w/rugged terrain.

8/4/2018 –  2030 PDT

Level 2 and 3 evacuations have been issued and assistance through Washington State Fire mobe have arrived on the fire line. The Northeast WA Interagency IMT with IC Eddie Lewis, a Type 3 has assumed command of the fire yesterday around 0600 hours. Cause is still unknown and under investigation.

4,700 acres scorched. 0% contained.

8/4/2018 – 0121 PDT

Initial call fire info – Angel Springs Rd, Lincoln County. Grass, brush, reproduction, timber. AR IC as of 8/2 1642 PDT. Resources dispatched BC 51 FP 13 FP 18 HI 35 NC 40+Crew NC 41+Crew NE 06 NE 12 at 1448 PDT. TYPE 3 TEAM IN PLACE – IC LEWIS / LOVE. TYPE 2 TEAM ORDERED.

8/3/2018 – 2300 PDT

160 firefighters. 4,500 ac. 0% containment. Dayshifters (FFs) are home (local Fire District) getting much-needed rest and sleep, will be back out on the fire line on Day 3. Night operations in effect with structure protection. Active Fire behavior with running, spotting and group torching. 2 structures destroyed (1 home and 1 outbuilding).

8/3/2018 – 0956 PDT

Aircraft and other resources dispatched from Roberts Field -Redmond Municipal Airport. Angel Springs Aerial Support. Lat/Lon 47 44.898, -118 4.500 dispatched through the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center.

8/2/2018 – 2030 PDT

Resources were dispatched around 1557 hours PDT today to a wildfire producing a large smoke plume about five miles north of Reardan which included engines fire boss airplanes and hand crews. (Video as of 1800 hours PDT – Courtesy NE WA IMT) 170 acres. 60% containment achieved. 6 structures threatened. 1 lost.  Gusty wind conditions are making fire suppression efforts challenging.

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

  

 

New Mexico Wildfire: #SoldierCanyonFire | 1

MESCALERO, New Mex. – A wildfire was detected on Thursday, June 7th at 1500 hours PDT from an unknown human-caused.   It is currently under investigation.

On June 8, the fire had extreme fire behavior with minimal spread.

Location

The wildfire is located about one mile north of the town of Mescalero in Soldier Canyon on BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) tribal lands on the Mescalero Apache Reservation.

Photo Credit | Joseph Elfelt @MappingSupport

FIRE STATUS

June 10, 2018

  • 247 personnel are assigned to this incident including 7 Type 1 hotshot crews, 1 type 2 hand crew, 7 engines, 1 type 1 helicopter, 1 type 2 helicopter, 2 Type 3 helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft as needed.
  • Minimal fire activity.
  • The fire has consumed 1,300 acres of ponderosa pine, mixed conifer and pinon juniper. (reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping).
  • 15% containment status.
  • Direct threats to cultural and archeological resources, tribal facilities, rec areas and the Tri-State power lines are currently of concern to Fire Managers.
  • All evacuation orders have been lifted.

June 9, 2018

  • Elevated to Preparedness Level 4.
  • Minimal fire growth overnight.
  • Evacuation orders lifted as of 1500 hours MDT.

June 8, 2018

  • 1,300 acres. 5% contained.
  • 1 VLAT, 1 Lead, 1 Air Attack, 1 Type 3 Helicopter, 1 Type 2  Initial Attack crew ordered with an IMET en route.
  • Additionally 2 Airtankers, 2 IHCs (Valyermo, Smokey Bear) ordered.
  • 7 Hotshot crews constructed a fire line directly on the east and west flanks.
  • Structure protection on numerous homes.
  • Type 3 IMT as Command.
  • Air resources, BIA and US Forest Service en route.
  • Estimated 300 – 400 people evacuated.
  • Tri-State power company shutting off power to Tularosa Mescalero Ruidoso Downs at 1345 hours to enable slurry bombers can attack the fire.

June 7, 2018

  • Fire gaining ground near Mescalero in the Sacramento Mountains.
  • Type 1 IMT ordered and due to arrive on June 8, 2018.
  • Up to 200 acres and increase fast initially).
  • Mandatory evacuations in progress for : Blank Canyon, Windy Point, White Mountain subdivision.
  • US 70 mile marker 270 (Tularosa) to mile marker 248 (Mescalero) closed in both directions.

Photo Credit | FlightRadar

  • Shelter at Mescalero Community Center, Mescalero Reformed Church, Tularosa Rec Center.
  • Weather conditions – light and generally from the east at the surface but smoke moving northeast due to mid and upper-level wind direction. Dry storms nearby causing gusty, erratic conditions.
  • 2,554 acres. 0% containment.
  • Reports fire can been from Santa Fe County, a dark orange bank of clouds far behind the Ortiz Mountains.

WEATHER FORECAST

Thunderstorms are expected for the area that may bring light rain and erratic winds to the fire area.  Some crews are on stand-by ready for any new starts that may appear in the area.

Fire danger is extremely high and restrictions remain in place for the Sacramento Mountain Range and Mescalero Apache lands.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – updated 1300  hours PDT

 

Arizona Wildfire: #JuddFire Searing through Lands| 1

BISBEE, Ariz. – A wildfire named the JUDD FIRE is located on Davis Road, about  2.5 miles north of Bisbee and  east of SR 80/90 junction on Mule Mountain in Chochise County, Arizona.

Judd Fire from Air Attack on Thursday, June 7th

Photo Credit | AZ DOF | Taken on Thursday, June 7

FIRE CAUSE

The fire started from a dry lightning storm passing over the area.   Another lightning storm is expected to hit the area, which is cause for alarm by Fire Managers.

RESOURCES

Incident Command is the Arizona State Forestry Department – State Office.  IC Contact is Tiffany Davila.

A SW Type 2 IMT (Short) ordered on Friday afternoon.

Photo Credit | AZ DOF

Original fire resources from the Arizona Dispatch Center were dispatched on June 7, 2018, around 1713 hours MST.  The fire incident is still active.

These resources include:

BN 3-3 DIV 7-1 DOUGLAS FT GRANT FUEL 3-8-1 LEWIS PHX CREW YUMA

Law Enforcement resources include:

Cochise County Sheriff’s Office.

CURRENT INCIDENT STATUS

Firefighters are being challenged by rough terrain, including scrub oak, brush and tall grasses fire fuels and windy conditions.

Active fire behavior is observed along with up-hill runs and flanking.  Fire has burned 8,000 acres.  There is a 0% containment status.

There 135 fire personnel assigned to this incident.

FIRE TACTICS

Fire Managers are working to stop the forward progression and reach the 100% containment status mark.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – 0030 MST

 

South Carolina’s #GreenwoodFire Almost Contained | 2

SOUTH CAROLINA | A wildfire broke out on Thursday, March 15, 2018, around 1700 hours from an unknown ignition.  The fire is located in compartment 16 off of Highway 17A.

Francis Marion Fire personnel work after sundown

Fire crews work after sundown. Photo Credit | Francis Marion Fire via Inciweb

Fire Fuels | Hardwoods.

Size Up | The fire is remains at the same containment status with a total of 130 acres burned.  Expectation is to have a 100% containment by tonight.  Crews are still patrol and mop-up operations.

Containment Status | 75%.

Resources |   A reduction of personnel has been changed from 10 to four.

Significant Events |  Fire fuels found with downed trees next to power lines.

Fire Weather | Cloudy, light rain.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #GreenwoodFire #SCwildfire2018

(c) NW Fire Blog – Updated 1650  PDT

 

 

 

South Carolina’s #GreenwoodFire Burning Slowly | 1

SOUTH CAROLINA | A wildfire broke out on Thursday, March 15, 2018, around 1700 hours from an unknown ignition.  The fire is located on US 17A.

Francis Marion Fire personnel work after sundown

Fire crews work after sundown. Photo Credit | Francis Marion Fire via Inciweb

Fire Fuels | Hardwoods.

Size Up | The fire is currently at 75 acres but slowly spreading due to dry and windy conditions.  Fire crews came in on Thursday when the fire started but were due to return on Friday, March 16, 2018, to continue with fire suppression and containment efforts.

Containment Status | 75%.

Resources | There are 10 personnel assigned along with three engines, two dozers a single helicopter from the Francis Marion Ranger District.

Significant Events | Powerlines are down in the area.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #GreenwoodFire #SCwildfire2018

(c) NW Fire Blog – Updated 2230 PDT

 

 

 

#ThrowBackThursday | Sutherland Canyon Fire

THROWBACK THURSDAY | This new post title is all about stepping back in time and viewing some of the 2017 Fire Season’s wildfires that scorched many of our NW landscapes and making its own path of destruction.  Today’s fire is the Sutherand Canyon Fires that burned in and near Wenatchee, Washington State in June of this year.

170628 Sutherland Canyon Fire

Sutherland Canyon Fire is showing its fierce side. Photo taken on June 28, 2017. (Credit: Richard Parrish/BLM)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Sutherland Canyon Fire ignited on June 26, 2017, around midnight on a Monday from lightning that touched the area causing multiple grass fires.  The fires were located about 9-20 miles south Wenatchee in the counties of Chelan, Grant and Douglas.

The fires were burning on land owned by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Washington State Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) and private lands.  The fire was also said to have destroyed critical sage and grouse habitat.

MULTIPLE FIRES IGNITED.

ALCOA FIRE

June 26, 2017.   Alcoa Hwy near Junction Ridge started on June 26, 2017.  100 firefighters assigned. Grass, brushy fuels.  500 acres. 0% contained. Level 2  evacuations in process. Limited updates.

SUTHERLAND CANYON FIRES

170701 Sutherland Canyon Fire

June 27, 2017.  The Sutherland Canyon Fires was located 8 miles SE of Wenatchee and had 75 personnel assigned.  3,000 acres burned. This was made up of five smaller fires collectively under this single wildfire name. Level 2 evacuation levels were in effect.

June 28, 2017.  No update.

170701 Sutherland Canyon Fire

Fire is seen racing up the hillside of the Sutherland Canyon Fire on June 28, 2017. 

June 29, 2017.  The fire had expanded and was considered to be very complex.  The Northwest Team 11, a Type 2 IMT Team would become the new face of Command under IC, Nathan Rabe.  His team took command at 0600 hours on this date.  Fire had now burned up to 47,500 acres and had a 20% containment status. This fire was now reportedly burning 15 miles south of East Wenatchee.  275 personnel were assigned.

170701 Sutherland Canyon Fire

Red Flag weather conditions create active fire behavior as seen in this photo of the Sutherland Canyon Fire on June 29, 2017.

It was also said that on this second day in a row, RED FLAG conditions were warranted due to dry and gusty winds and due to extreme fire growth in steep and rugged terrain.  Both the Sutherland Canyon Fire and the Straight Hollow Fire merged into a single wildfire at the east and southeast flanks displaying the most active fire behavior in both of these locations.  Overnight, firefighters and bulldozers worked to construct and hold fire containment lines where they could engage the fire in a safe manner.  Fire officials were working to keep the fire from spreading towards nearby town of Quincy.

June 30, 2017.  Due to more accurate mapping and better visibility by aerial recon flights, the number of acres was reduced and discovered that the Sutherland  Canyon and the Straight Hollow fires did not actually merge together.  However, they were found to be burning 1/4 miles apart from one another.   The Incident Command Post or ICP was felt it necessary to move to the Quincy High School campus so that they could be closer to both fires.  Fire was now located 6 miles NW of Quincy. There had been 29,433 acres scorched and was now being reported as having a 50% containment.

July 1, 2017.  Fire Managers reported the fire was now at a 74% containment and holding at 29,433 acres.

July 2, 2017.  The fire was holding at 29,433 acres with a 90% containment status. This was said to be the last fire update.

STRAIGHT HOLLOW FIRE

June 30, 2017.  This fire was reported about 1/4 mile from the Sutherland Canyon fire.  11 miles northwest of Quincy.  8,458 acres. 75% contained.  It had been reported that this fire had merged into directly to the Sutherland Canyon Fire but later was determined not to be the case.

July 1, 2017.  Fire crews were still showing the fire was holding at 8,458 acres with a 75% containment status.

July 2, 2017.  8,458 acres. Containment status increased to 90%. No increase in acreage and minimal fire behavior observed.  Fire crews conducted patrolling, mop-up and repair operations. Additionally, repair work included building water bars, smoothing out berms and repairing fences cut during fire suppression efforts.  Aerial recon flights with infrared imaging equipment checked various areas for heat signatures. The Temporary Flight Restriction or TFR was lifted over the fire.  The NW Team 11 unit transitioned over to a local Type 3 IMT on Monday, July 3, 2017.

This was the final fire update.

SPARTAN FIRE

June 27, 2017.  The Spartan Fire was a second fire that ignited on June 26.  It was located five miles SE of Wenatchee with the same fire fuels.  160 firefighters were assigned including handcrews and dozers.  4,500 acres. 10% contained.  Active fire spread to the southwest.

170626 Spartan Fire

A USFS handcrew preps to work overnight on the Spartan Fire. Photo taken on June 26, 2017. (Credit: Holly Krake/USFS)

June 28, 2017.  No update.

June 29, 2017.  The fire grew to 9,000 acres scorched and had a 60% containment status.  It was now located nine miles SE of Wenatchee.  There were 50 personnel assigned.   Fire Officials were happy to report that all containment lines held and no new fire growth overnight. Crews were tasked with actively monitoring potential hotspots and patches of unburned grass within the fire perimeter.

170626 Planning

In order to lead and organize their fire crews, Interagency fire managers must work together to come up with a plan. Here they are working together doing just that. Spartan Fire on June 26, 2017. (Credit: Holly Krake/USFS)

June 30, 2017.  Fire activity showing minimal activity and that all containment lines continue to hold.  Crews were tasked with patrol and to begin repairing of fire line used during suppression efforts.  Two 24-hour shifts of fire crews have been assigned.

July 1, 2017.  The fire was deemed to have a 100% containment status and listed 8,730 acres burned.  Fire command was turned back over to a local fire jurisdiction which included Chelan FD and WA State DNR) at 0600 on Saturday.  This would be the last fire update from NW Team 11.

170629 Retardant Drop

Fire suppression from the air assists those on the ground as well, Without this resource would make ground crews’ jobs much more difficult.

RESOURCES

Multiple fire agencies came together for a single purpose – put the wildfire out.   The Incident Cooperators for this event was the BLM, Chelan County Office of Emergency Chelan Co OEM), Chelan County Fire District 6, Chelan County Sheriff Office and WA DNR.

EVACUATIONS

On June 29, 2017, Grant County had Level 2 evacuations in order for residents in parts of NW Quincy and southwest of Monument Hill.  Douglas County would instill Level 3 orders for those along the Palisades Road corridor and at the Hwy 28 Junction.  Level 2 were in effect for the Trinidad area along Mansfield Rd.  A church and the Humane Society opened their doors for people and their pets, as shelters.  Chelan County issued Level 1 orders for the Colockum Road, Kingsbury Road, Moss Carr Road, Ingersoll Road and Tarpiscan Road.

On June 30th, all evacuation orders were lifted.

SMOKE IMPACTS

Smoke impacts on June 29, 2017 were expected to spread to the east towards Quincy and reaching possibly to the furthest areas such as Spokane and Moses Lake.  It was likely that the light canyon winds would push up  the smoke into the Wenatchee Valley.

WILDFIRE STATS

FIRE FACT: In 2017, there were a total of 2,079 human-caused wildfires burning 262,328 total acres in WA & OR. OR: 906 fires, 172,887 acres WA: 1173 fires, 89,441 acres  year-to-date.

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FIRE IMAGES

All Fire Images not listing a Photo Credit underneath are due to multiple images used by the same Photographer/Source.  We give full photo credit to WA DNR – SE Region via Inciweb.  All photo credits have been given to the best of our ability.  We give KUDOS to the men and women behind the camera showcasing firefighters in action from the air and on the ground.

[Source:  GACC/NWCC]

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog

 

United States Active Wildfires | Update 1

Updated 2:30 PM PST

Wildfires seem to be igniting all over the United States and around the Globe.  We are going to first start naming off the fires inside the U.S. and in separate post include Global incidents.

If you are a firefighter or supporting the wildfire – THANK YOU for your tireless efforts, commitment, dedication and help Save Lives.

Hope you enjoy ….

ARIZONA

Empire Fire – 4 miles NW of Elgin

Southeast District, Arizona DOF. Fire Fuels:  Brush and short grass. Active fire behavior with running.

518 acres. 80% contained.  29 personnel.  0 crews.  5 engines.  0 helicopters. 0 structures lost.

$10,000 cost-to-date.

ARKANSAS

Oakwood 1 Fire – 6 miles E of Dumas

Felsenthal NWR. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs and spotting.

290 acres.  60% contained. No info on personnel, equipment or structures lost.  $5,000 cost-to-date.

Pathfork Fire – 3 miles S of Pathfork

Kentucky DOF.  Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

230 acres.  90% contained.  10 personnel.  0 crews.  1 engine.  0 helicopters. 0 structures lost.  $4,000 cost-to-date.

CALIFORNIA

Hidden Fire

Hidden Fire photo taken Nov 19 at 3 pm

Hidden Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia NF, E of Mtn Home Demonstration State Forest

Sequoia NF.  Unified Command w/CAL Fire & USFS.  Start 10/29/2016.  Lightning Fire fuel:  Timber.

1,161 acres. 0% contained.  100 personnel.

Meadow Fire – E of Trail of 100 Giants B/T Lloyd Meadow Rd,   Western Divide Hwy

San Bernardino NF.  Start 10/29/2016.  Lightning caused.  4347 acres.  100 personnel.  2 helicopters.

GEORGIA

Rock Mountain Fire – 2 mi S of Tate City

Chattahoochee-Oconee NF. IMT 1. Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior with running, flanking and backing. Numerous structures threatened.

10,425 acres. 30% contained. 498 personnel. 12 crews. 21 engines. 5 helicopters.

$3 Million cost-to-date.

Rough Ridge Fire – 13 miles NW of Blue Ridge

Chattahoochee-Oconee NF. IMT 2. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter, timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering. Structures threatened. Area and trail closures in effect.

27,870 acres. 50% contained.  232 personnel. 2 crew. 10 engines. 2 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $5.2 Million cost-to-date.

Tatum Gulf Fire – 11 miles W of LaFayette

Georgia Forestry Commission Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior. Numerous structures threatened. Road and area closures in effect.

2,336 acres. 60% contained. 101 personnel. 1 crew. 18 engines. 0 helicopters. $4.7 Million cost-to-date.

Timber Ridge Fire – S of Clayton, E of Tiger

Start 11/12/2016. Unknown cause.

Chattooga River RD & Chattahooche – Oconee NF.  Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter begging leaf fall under extreme drought conditions.  Minimal fire with creeping and smoldering.  Fire in mop up and patrol status.

888 acres.  95% contained.  36 personnel.

KENTUCKY

Abner Br Fire – 2 miles SW of Big Laurel

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuel: Timber and Hardwood Litter. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

1,113 acres. 75% contained. 23 personnel.  2 crews. 1 engine. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $15,000 cost-to-date.

Big Branch Fire – 3 miles S of Rocksana

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

450 acres. 80% contained.  No personnel or resources are assigned to this fire at this time. $2,000 cost-to-date.

Fish Trap Fire – 5 miles S of Raccoon

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior.

356 acres.  47% contained.  14 personnel.  1 crew.  1 engine. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost.  $2,000 cost-to-date.

Hollins Fork Fire – 3 miles N of Thousandsticks

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

125 acres.  80% contained.  0 personnel and resources on this incident.  $3,000 cost-to-daet.

Hurricane Creek Fire – 3 miles SW of Stopover

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior.

145 acres.  60% contained.  11 personnel.  1 crew.  0 engines.  0 helicopters.  0 structures lost.  $4,000 cost-to-date.

Hwy 190 Fire – 2 miles SW of Pineville

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

800 acres.  90% contained.  No personnel or resources are tied to this incident.  $10,000 cost-to-date.

Middlefield Fork Rd Fire – 3 miles W of Lick Creek

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

250 acres.  90% contained. 18 personnel.  1 crew. 0 engines or helicopters. 0 structures lost. $3,000 cost-to-date.

Pathfork Fire – 3 miles S of Pathfork

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

230 acres.  90% contained.  10 personnel.  0 crews. 1 engine. 0 helicopters.  0 structures.  $4,000 cost-to-date.

Raven Rock Fire – 1 mile E of Jenkins

George Washington & Jefferson NF. Started on private land. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter and timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Trail closures in effect.

2,402 acres. 95% contained.  26 personnel.  0 crews.  2 engines.  0 helicopters. 2 structures lost.  $887,000 cost-to-date.

Walters Rd Fire – 2 miles NE of Pikeville

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior.

374 acres. 80% contained.  11 personnel. 1 crew. 1 engine. 0 helicopters.  0 structures lost.  $4,000 cost-to-date.

NORTH CAROLINA

Boteler Fire – 9 mles E of Hayesville

Boteler Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Fire detected on  10/25/2016 @ 9:00 AM. Unknown cause.

National Forests in North Carolina. Southern Area Red Team command unit. Fire Fuels: Timber and brush. Moderate fire behavior with backing, smoldering and creeping.

9,015 acres. 72% contained. 391 personnel. 4 crew. 25 engines. 6 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $7.7 Million cost-to-date.

Crews to maintain and patrol containment lines, while improving, securing and mop up fire lines.

Numerous structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures and in addition to a TFR are in effect.

Cathy Gap Fire – 4 miles NW of Balsam Grove

Start 11/17/2016.  Unknown cause.

National Forests in North Carolina. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing. Structures threatened.

123 acres. 85% contained. 53 personnel. 2 crews.  2 engines. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $147,000 cost-to-date.

Chestnut Knob Fire – 3 miles S of Enola

Firefighters Conducting Tailgate Safety Briefing before Heading To The Line

Command Briefing. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Start 11/6/2016 @ 8AM.  Unknown cause.

North Carolina Forest Service. South Mtn State Parrk.  10 miles S of Morganton. Florida Forest  Service Green Team -IMT 2.  Fire fuels: Hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior with creeping, backing and smoldering. Numerous structures threatened.

6,424 acres. 40% contained. 330 personnel. 10 crews. 32 engines.  7 dozers.

 Incident Cooperators include:  NC FS, NC State Parks, NCWRC, Burke Co EM, Burke Co Emergency Comm, BCSO, FL FS, Lincoln Co VFD, Catawba Co VFD, Cleveland Co VFD, Triple Community VFD, Icard VFD, south Mtn VFD, Burke Co EMS, Enola VFD, ongtown VD, Jonas Ridge VFD, Oak Hill VFD, Lovelady VFD, Drexel VFD, Lake James VFD, Jonas Ridge VFD, Oak Hill VFD, Lk James VFD, Glen Alpine VFD, George Hildebran VFD, Salem VFD, Brendletown VFD, West End VFD and Drowing Creek VFD.

$1.6 Million cost-to-date.

Fire is in patrol status but fire crews have observed a fire burning withing the containment status where leaves have recently fallen.

Dick’s Creek Fire – 2 miles NW of Sylva

National Forests in North Carolina. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter, short grass and timber. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened.

728 acres. 98% contained. 11 personnel. 0 crews. 2 engines. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $799,000 cost-to-date.

Dobson Creek 3 – Fires within 10-mile radius of Cherokee

Holding the line

Fire crews holding the line. (Credit: Rob Wood via Inciweb)

Start 11/2/2016 @ 3:30 PM.  Unknown cause.

Eastern Cherokee Agency.  15 total fires. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter. In Patrol and monitor status. IA ready for any new ignites.  Interior of fire not being addressed due to snap danger to fire crews.5 structures threatened; none lost.

756 acres. 85% contained.  80 personnel. 7 engines. 2 handcrews.

Some amounts of fire hit the area but not enough to fully extinguish it.

Eastern Cherokee Complex – 4 miles E of Cherokee

Eastern Cherokee Agency, BIA. (2 fires). Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Structures threatened.

756 acres. 85% contained. 80 personnel. 2 crews. 6 engines. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $1.2 Million cost-to-date.

Maple Springs Fire – 3 miles NW of Santeetlah Lake

Burn out operation along Highway 129

Burnout operations along Hwy 129. (Credit: Chris Colt via Inciweb)

Started 11/4/2016 8:10 PM.  Fire merged with Avey Branch Fire. Human caused.

National Forests in North Carolina. Rocky Mtn Type IMT 2. Fire Fuels are  hardwood litter, timber and brush.

Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. Crews continuing with constructing containment lines on N and S flanks.  Structures threatened.

7,788 acres. 53% contained. 315 personnel. 4 crews. 25 engines. 7 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $4.7 Million cost-to-date.

Muskrat Valley Fire – 8 miles SW of Franklin

This is a Command Repeater used by the Incident Commander and Command Staff to communicate with Division Superintendents, who then use Tactical Channels to speak with crews in the field.

Command Repeater built by the USFS in 1941. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

North Carolina Forest Service. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.

103 acres. 99% contained. 28 personnel.  1 crew. 2 engines. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $235,000 cost-to-date.

Party Rock Fire – 1 mi N of Lake Lure

Crews monitoring a burnout.

Burnout operations using natural barriers. (Credit: Lance Silance via Inciweb)

Start 11/5/2016 – 1:30 PM.

North Carolina Forest Service. IMT 2. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter. Moderate fire behavior with smoldering.

Numerous structures threatened. No new evacuations at this time. Pre-evacuation orders given; residents need to be ready to evacuate a moment’s notice.

7,171 acres. 45% contained.  925 personnel (structural and wildland firefighters). 18 crews. 139 engines. 2 helicopters. Containment lines held despite strong winds overnight.

$3.2 Million Cost-to-date.

Tellico Fire – 3 miles S of Almond

National Forests in North Carolina. Transfer of command from IMT 1 (Dueitt) to IMT 1 (Wilkins) will occur tomorrow. IMT is also managing the Boteler, Dick’s Creek, Muskrat, and Cathy Gap fires.  Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter, timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Numerous structures threatened.

13,874 acres.  90% contained. 250 personnel. 4 crews. 22 engines. 0 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $5.1 Million cost-to-date.

OKLAHOMA

Beaver Gap Fire

340 acres.  100% contained.  2 personnel.  0 crews.  1 helicopter.  $10,000 cost-to-date.

Highline Fire

160 acres. 100% contained.  3 personnel.  0 crews.  2 helicopters.  $10,000 cost-to-date.

Rosston Fire – 3 Miles N of Laverne

 Oklahoma DOF. Fire Fuels: Brush, tall grass and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing. Evacuations have been lifted.

3,213 acres.  60% contained. 65 personnel. 0 crews. 24 engines. 2 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $20,000 cost-to-date.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Pinnacle Mountain Fire – 3 mi SE of Rocky Bottom

South Carolina Forestry Commission.  Hardwood Litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Numerous structures threatened. Area and trail closures in effect.

5,439 acres. 35% contained. 218 personnel. 8 crews. 11 engines. 3 helicopters. 1 structure lost. 1.3 Million cost-to-date.

TENNESSEE

Bench Bluff Fire – 2 miles W of Pikeville

Tennessee DOF. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter. No new information.

2,018 acres.   92% contained. No personnel or resources are on this incident.  $15,000 cost-to-date.

Big Poplar Fire – 1 mile W of Turtletown

Cherokee NF. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter, closed timber litter and timber. Minimal fire behavior. Area closures in effect.

157 acres.  60% contained.  58 personnel.  2 crews.  4 engines.  0 helicopters.  $100,000 cost-to-date.

East Miller Cove Fire – 1 mile N of Walland

Tennessee DOF. Started on private land. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and southern rough. Active fire behavior. Structures threatened.

200 acres. 0% contained. 39 personnel. 0 crews. 16 engines. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $3,000 cost-to-date.

Quarry Creek Fire – 2 miles E of Tellico Plains

Cherokee NF. Fire Fuels:   Hardwood litter,brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened.

645 acres.  75% contained.  112 personnel. 4 crews.  2 engines.  0 helicopter.  0 structures lost.  $175,000 cost-to-date.

VIRGINIA

Raven Rock Fire

2,402 acres.  95% contained. 26 personnel. 0 crews. 24 engines. 2 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $887,000 cost-to-date.

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Hicks Creek Fire | Utah | Update

UPDATE:  8:30 PM PDT

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– 3.5 miles SE of Cedar City UT
– Started 10/16/2016 @ 4:00 PM PDT
– Human caused

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– 1456 ac
– 100% contained as of 6:00 PM PDT
– Local FFs/State/Federal
– Fire crews from CA, AZ, OR, NM
– Local FFs in monitor/patrol status

 

(Photo Credit: Utah State Division of Forestry Fire and State Lands)

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