#HonditoFire | NM | 2

TRES PIDERAS, NEW MEXICO

Incident Summary

A wildfire was sparked by lightning on May 15, 2017, on the Carson National Forest, about 4 miles SW of Tres Piedras and 2 miles N of Las Tablas and  located near Hondito Canyon adjacent to Forest Road 222. New Mexico.

Resources

U.S. Forest Service – Carson National Forest currently has been assigned to this incident.

Fire Conditions

About 7,020 acres of timber and brush have been destroyed.  The change in acreage is due to more accurate GPS mapping readings. Fire behavior is minimal.  Firefighters will continue to monitor and secure the perimeter.  There is a 30% containment status and currently holding.

Courtesy: NM Fire Info

Smoke Conditions

Smoke may still be seen from Tres Piedras, Taos, Questa, U.S. Highways 64 and 285.  For smoke-sensitive individuals, it is recommended that you stay indoors and close all doors and vents to keep smoke out.

Social Media

Hashtags being used are #HonditoFire #NMwildfires2017 #NM

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#HonditoFire | NM | New!

TRES PIDERAS, NEW MEXICO

Incident Summary

A wildfire was sparked by lightning on May 15, 2017, on the Carson National Forest, about 4 miles SW of Tres Piedras and 2 miles N of Las Tablas and  located near Hondito Canyon adjacent to Forest Road 222. New Mexico.

Resources

U.S. Forest Service – Carson National Forest currently has been assigned to this incident.

Fire Conditions

Over 7200 acres of timber and brush have been scorched.  Fire behavior is minimal.  Firefighters will continue to monitor and secure the perimeter.  There is a 30% containment status.

Smoke Conditions

Smoke may still be seen from Tres Piedras, Taos, Questa, U.S. Highways 64 and 285.  For smoke-sensitive individuals, it is recommended that you stay indoors and close all doors and vents to keep smoke out.

Social Media

Hashtags being used are #HonditoFire #NMwildfires2017 #NM

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

Fire Storm 2016 | Utah | June 11, 2016

Updated 1800 Hours PDT

 

#NorthMooreFire

Incident Summary

The North Moore fire started on June 9th around 1700 hours from lightning located about 5 miles North of Little Sahara Rec area’s main gate and NW of Redding.  The fire has scorched sagebrush grass and the torching of pinyon-juniper trees.

The fire has consumed 1,427 acres and has reached a 30% containment status.

Courtesy of Inciweb

Resources

Command of this fire is being managed by BLM’s Fillmore Field Office-West Deserit District Utah IMT3 Team ICs Brett Ostler and Nels Rasmussen (T).

127 Firefighters are assigned to this incident along with aircraft and engines.

Fire Status

Firefighters have fought the fire with aerial drops along with crews and engines keeping  the fire under control despite strong winds. Fire crews used an air tanker, four planes, six engines, a bulldozer and additional firefighters on the ground to battle the blaze.

Weather

Winds are due to gain strength with them coming out of the SW 12-20 mph with gusts up to 55 mph accompanied with rain showers.

Social Media

We are using the following #hashtags for this wildfire.

#NorthMooreFire  #UtWildfires2016 #FireStorm2016

Sources

Inciweb, Facebook, Internet

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

 

Update 1 | McKenna Fire | Gila NF

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The small fire started on May 6, 2016 around 1300 hours.

Mckenna Fire’s forward spread has been maintained to only 1 acre.

The fire is currently being monitored by lookouts.

LOCATION

It is located 8 miles W of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument on the Gil National Forest in Silver City, New Mexico.

WEATHER

The preliminary cause of the fire is being ruled as ignited by lightning as it had passed over the area earlier in the day.

RESOURCES

Fire personnel stationed at lookouts are currently watching over the scorched land.

HASHTAGS

#GilaNF  #McKennaFire #NMFires2016

 

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

WA ACTIVE WILDFIRES | SIT REPS | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015

ALDER LAKE: LOCATION: 7 mi S of Eatonville. CAUSE:Lightning . START: 7/26/15. RESOURCES: 157 Personnel. 7 Crews. 1 Helicopter. 5 Engines. ACREAGE: 280. CONTAINMENT: 17%. THREATENED: 15 residences threatened with 20 minor structures. FIRE BEHAVIOR: Minimal fire observed today due to rain showers. Fire continues to smolder under the thick canopy in the heavy fuel loading. FUTURE ACTIONS: Burnout operations will be conducted t as opportunities present themselves. Primary objective is to stop and hold eastward spread of the fire. The fire has been steadily growing to the east, west, and north.

CARPENTER ROAD FIRE:  LOCATION: 35 mi NW of Spokane; N and E of Carpenter Road and Mudget Lake Road. CAUSE:  Unknown. Under investigation. ACRES: 65,068

[estimated].  CONTAINMENT: 70% RESOURCES:  1030 Personnel including 30 Crews, 6 Helicopters, 62 Engines [Wildland & Structural], 16 Dozers, 17 Water Tenders, 4 Masticators. THREATENED:   300 residences and structures, 5 commercial.  DESTROYED: 17 reported and 14 minor structures. PUBLIC INFO: Closures & Evacuation Info Line: Stevens County EOC: 509 684-7598 or http://www.co.stevens.wa.us or Spokane Tribal Police: 509 258-4400.

CHELAN COMPLEX [Merged into the OKANOGAN COMPLEX]: 1 mile S of Chelan. Cause unknown.  Complex includes:  Reach Fire, Black Canyon Fire, McFarland Creek Fire, Cagle Fire and Antoine Fire.  Start 8/14/15 @ 0500 Hours PDT.   150 commercial property; 650 minor structures; 23 minor structures destroyed along with 21 residences. 697 Personnel. 11 Crews.  57 Engines. 75% Contained.

COUGAR CREEK FIRE:  LOCATION: 6 mi NW of Glenwood. CAUSE: Lightning. START: 8/10/15 @ 1800 Hours PDT. CONTAINMENT:  97%.  RESOURCES:  527 Personnel. 14 Crews. 2 Helicopters.  23 Engines. THREATENED:  10 minor structures.Today firefighters will continue mopping up and improving the strength of existing containment lines.

GRIZZLY BEAR COMPLEX:  LOCATION: 20 miles SE of Dayton, WA; Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness. START: 8/13/15.  CAUSE:  Lightning. THREATS/DESTROYED: 45 threatened; 5 reported destroyed. RESOURCES:  885 Personnel. 17 Crews. 5 Helicopters. 25 Engines. ACREAGE:  75,268.  CONTAINMENT: 37%.

KANISKU COMPLEX:  LOCATION:  l5 miles NW of Newport, Wa. CAUSE:  Lightning. START: 8/18/15.. THREATENED: 1,334; multiple residences threatened; 70 multiple residences and Mixed commercial-residential,152; non-residential, commercial property. RESOURCES:  773 Personnel. 14 Crews. 6 Helicopters. 19 Engines. ACREAGE: 26,175. CONTAINMENT: 40%. Tower Fire:  24,296 Acres. 35% Containment.

KETTLE COMPLEX:  LOCATION: 26 mi NW of Colville. Colville National Forest, private, DNR. IC:  Chris Schulte – Pacific NW Team 2; Tony Falco – British Columbia Forestry.  CONTAINMENT:  44%.  ACTIVE FIRES: Stickpin Fire:  54,554 Acres. 34% Containment. Graves Mtn Fire:  8587 Acres. 55% Contained.  Roy Fire:  120 Acres. 100% Contained. Renner Fire:  13,519 Acres. 59% Contained. COMPLEX TOTALS:  CONTAINMENT:  44%. RESOURCES:  895 Personnel.  22 Crews. 4 Helicopters. 37 Engines. THREATENED:  2,894 residences and 70 mixed commercial and residential threatened; 1 reported destroyed.

NORTH STAR FIRE:  LOCATION. 25 miles N of Coulee Dam on the Colville Indian Reservation. CAUSE: Human. THREATENED:  3,000 homes, 225 commercial properties, 1,000 other structures. RESOURCES: 1359 Personnel. 27 Crews. 6Helicopters. 83 Engines. ACREAGE: 209,504 Acres. CONTAINMENT: 37% Contained.

OKANOGAN COMPLEX [Merged into the CHELAN COMPLEX]: LOCATION: 7-11 miles NE and NW of Omak.

Okanogan Complex Stats: 

RESOURCES:  1300 Personnel. 25 Crews. 9 Helicopters. 73 Engines. 11 Dozers. 22 Water Tenders. 9 Skidgines and 1 Masticator. ACREAGE: 148,780 Acres. CONTAINMENT: 70%. COST-TO-DATE:. $33.9M INJURIES: 7. DESTROYED: 123 Residences and 72 confirmed destroyed. FIRES IN COMPLEX:  Lime Belt Fire:  132,838 Acres. 60% Contained.Twisp Fire:  11,222 Acres.  98% Containment. Nine Mile Fire:  4720 Acres. 98% Containment.

Chelan Complex Stats: 

RESOURCES: 704 Personnel. 11 Crews.  57 Engines. 5 Dozers. 14 Water Tenders. 4 skidgines and 1 masticator. ACRES: 93,896. CONTAINMENT: 75% Contained. COST-TO-DATE: $16.9M . DESTROYED:  23 Homes burned. INJURIES: 9.

[Editor’s Note:  “Thank You to all firefighters, both Wildland and Structure for your tireless efforts, dedication, commitment and most of all saving lives and property.  For the remaining crews, please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.  #EveryoneGoesHome.”]

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

WA WILDFIRE | Grizzly Creek Complex | August 21, 2015

“My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place – police, firefighters and members of our armed forces.”

– Sidney Sheldon

SUMMARY

  • Location:  20 miles SE Dayton [WA] on WA – OR state line
  • National Forest:  Umatilla
  • Wilderness:  Wenaha-Tucannon
  • Start:  8/13/15 @ 1300 PDT
  • Cause:  Lightning
  • Fire Incidents:  17 unnamed fires inside complex
  • Fire Fuels:  Timber, grass, brush.

FIRE STATUS

#FireImage Courtesy of Inciweb

Acres 

  • 52,000
  • Expectations for the #s to grow

Fire Behavior 

  • Crowning, Spotting, Long-range Spotting
  • Extreme fire activity, difficult firefighting conditions for firefighters.
  • Fire crossed the Wenaha River near Cross Canyon, 10 miles from Troy [OR].
  • Fire reportedly spreading to the E.

#FireImage Courtesy of Inciweb

Structure Protection

  • OR State Task Force from the OR State Fire Marshal’s Office arrived on Friday as a new added resource.
  • Acres:  48,000

RESOURCES

  • IC:  Brian Gales
  • Command:  WA Interagency Type 2 Team
  • Personnel:  106
  • Crews:  3
  • Helicopter: 1
  • Engines:  5
  • Task Force:  1 from the OR State FMO’s office.
  • Mutual Aid:  FMAG approved 8/21

THREATENED

  • Residences:  200
  • Structures:  10
  • Firefighter Safety:  Unauthorized Drone flights

Those is a perfect PR message from our friends with CAL Fire, it still applies to all Wildland Fire incidents. #NoDronesInFireZones

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

Losses

  • Primary Residences:  3
  • Outbuildings:  15

EVACUATIONS

Level 3  [Means leave immediately, there is fire danger fast approaching.]

  • Town of Troy – except for those remaining for fire suppression activities and those feeding the firefighters.
  • From Troy [OR] to Hwy 129 @ Boggan’s Oasis [approx 16 miles NE of Troy]
  • Additional Surrounding Towns:  Eden Bench, Grouse Flat and Bartlett

Level 2 [ Get Ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice]

  • Flora, Lost Prarie, Redmond Grande NE to Hwy 3
  • Clearwater Guard Station to LIck Creek Road
  • From Lick Creek Rd to Asotin City limits
  • Around Asotin to Snake River
  • From Snake River S to the State line
  • Frm the State line W to Hwy 129

Evacuation Map

Map Courtesy of the U.S. Forest – Umatilla National Forest

ASSISTANCE

FEMA Aid

SOCIAL MEDIA

“Eyewitness Reports, Discussions”

August 21

  • “Fire is spreading thru the Blue Mtns with no end in sight.”

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

U.S. ACTIVE WILDFIRES | Thursday, August 6, 2015

ARIZONA

#FingerRockFire | Coronado NF | 750 acres | limited info due to steep, rocky terrain.

#RockFire | Near Rock Lake Pothole just south of the Coconino Rim about 15 miles southeast of the Town of Tusayan | 1064 acres | Fire in Monitor status.

Firefighter in smoke. Photo taken Aug. 4, 2015, by Brandon Oberhardt. Credit the U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest.

#RockFire by Brandon Oberhardt. Credit the USFS/SW Region/ Kaibab NF

#SaHillFire | 4-5 miles north of Cleator | Start 8/2/15 @ 1015 Hours | 104 personnel | 2660 acres | 30% contained.

#SaHillFire via Inciweb

CALIFORNIA

#CabinFire | 8 miles northeast of Camp Nelson, CA in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia National Forest | Start 7/19 @ 0800 PDT | 487 personnel | 4713 acres | Unknown containment status.

#DodgeFire | 17 miles NE Ravendale | Start 8/3/15 @ 1415 PDT | Human-caused by Project work | 178 personnel | 11,400 acres | 30% contained.

#DodgeFire via Inciweb

#ForkComplexFire | Communities of Hayfork, Hyampom, and Harrison Gulch | Start 7/30 @ 1600 PDT | Lightning caused | 1349 personnel | 9% contained | 14,434 acres.

#FrogFire | South of Long Bell Guard Station, 25 miles NW of Bieber | Start 7/30/15 @ 1545 PDT | Lightning caused | 100% contained | 4782 acres | WE WILL NEVER FORGET those who sacrifice so much:  LODD Firefighter David Ruhl.

#GasquetFire | Gasquet Ranger District | Start 7/31/15 @ 2100 PDT | 310 personnel | 1000 acres | 2% contained | TFR placed over fire.

#HumboldtLightningFires | Alder Point-Blocksburg, Southeastern Humboldt County | Start 7/30/15 @ 1402 PDT | Lightning struck fires | 4062 acres | 35% contained | 70 total fires in complex | 7 injuries | 1515 personnel | 104 fire engines | 37 fire crews | 11 helos | 21 dozers | 26 water tenders | 4 outbuildings destroyed.

#MadRiverComplex | Ruth Lake and Mad River communities | Start 7/30/15 @ 1600 PDT | Lightning caused |999 personnel | 15,760 acres | 10% contained.

#RiverComplex | Near the communities of Dailey Ranch, Hoboken, Denny and Trinity Village | Start 7/30/15 @ 2230 PDT | Lightning caused | 515 personnel | 10,912 acres | Containment status unknown.

#RockyFire | Near Morgan Valley and Rocky Creek Roads, E of Lower Lake | Start 7/29/15 @ 1529 PDT | 69,600 acres | 45% contained | 6529 Structures threatened [check out website for areas under evacuations –> http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=1161%5D | 3551 personnel, 309 fire engines, 94 fire crews, 4 airtankers, 17 helicopters | 36 dozers, and 40 water tenders.

#RoughFire | 2.5 miles to the southwest of Spanish Mountain | Start 7/13/15 @ 1600 PDT | Lightning caused | 349 personnel | 600 acres.

#RouteComplex | Mad River,Dinsmore, Hyampom | Start 7/30/15 @ 1800 PDT | Lightning caused fires | 420 personnel | 14,709 acres | 10% contained.

View of the Buck Fire West of the Van Duzen Road in Mad River, CA

#RouteComplexFire via Inciweb

#SouthComplex | Hyampom, south of 299 | Start 7/30/15 @ 1600 PDT | 377 personnel | 14,071 acres | 3% contained | #CastleFire 6700 ac | #PelletreauFire 4100 ac | #PattisonFire 2600 ac | #MillFire 45 ac | #ClarkFire 390 ac | #OlsonFire 175 ac | #YorkFire 50 ac |  #HiddenFire 10ac |#SpringerFire 1 ac.

#TwinFire | Shasta-Trinity National Forest | Start 7/30/15 @ 1600 PDT | Lightning caused | 196 personnel | 75 acres.

#WillowFire | NE of North Fork | Start 7/25/15 @ 1430 PDT | Human-caused | 626 personnel | 5702 acres | 95% contained.

IDAHO

#ParkerRidgeFire | 7 miles SW of Porthill | Start 7/29/15 @ 1500 Hours | 39 personnel | 167 acres,

#ThreeSistersFire | Approximately 35 miles northeast of Swan Lake | Start 8/3/15 @ 2245 Hours | Lightning caused | 5 personnel | 43 acres.

MONTANA

#ReynoldsCreekFire | 4.4 miles East of Logan Pass | Start 7/21/15 @ 1545 Hours | Cause under investigation | 299 personnel | 4311 acres | 67% containment.

NORTH CAROLINA

#BaldKnobFire | Grandfather Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest | Started 7/17/15 | Suspected lightning caused | 520 acres | In monitor status, may burn on its own for the next several weeks.

Smoke billows from the fire, behind a cabin in a field.

#BaldKnobFire via Inciweb

OREGON

#CableCrossingFire | Hwy 138 / 6 miles E of Glide | Start 7/28/15 | Cause unknown | 1037 personnel | 50% contained | 39 crews, 5 helos, 22 engines, 4 dozers, 6 water tenders | Total Cost to Date $6.3M.

#CollierButteFire  | 18 miles East of Gold Beach | 100 personnel | 158 acres | 0% containment.

A view of Collier Butte with the Collier Butte Fire in the background

#CollierButteFire by Mel Gard

#CrescentFire | Crater Lake National Park | Start 8/3/1415 PDT | Lightning Caused | 120 acres | 129 personnel | Active ROS | 0% containment.

#LimeHillFire | 5 miles NE of Huntington | Start 8/5/15 | Cause is by human | 4500 acres | 5% containment | Extreme ROS.

#NationalCreekComplex | 2 Fires:  Crescent Fire / National Fires | Rogue River-Siskiyou NF | 129 acres total | 0% containment.

#PhillipsCreekFire | 7 miles NW of Elgin | Umatilla NF | Start 8/1/15 | Cause unknown | 591 personnel | 1657 acres | Active ROS | 10% containment.

#PotterMountainComplex | 5 miles N of Toketee Lake | Start 8/1 1730 PDT | Lightning | 254 acres | 153 personnel | 0% containment.

Potter Mountain Complex Fire 08/05/2015

#PotterMountainComplex via Inciweb

#StoutsCreekFire | Douglas Forest Protective Association | 11 miles E of Canyonville | Start 7/30/15 | 19,971 acres | 1484 personnel | 20% containment | Active fire, torching.

#WestForkFire | Malheur NF | Started 6/29/15 1615 PDT | 916 acres | 80% contained.

UTAH

#SolitudeFire | Pahvant Range, approximately 10 miles NW of Richfield  | Started 7/19/15 @ 1515 Hours | 107 personnel | 2175 acres | 25% containment.

WASHINGTON

#BaldyFire | 6 miles northwest of Ione | Start 8/1/15 @ 1530 PDT | Cause under investigation | 395 personnel | 507 acres | 2% containment.

K-Max helicopter drops water on fire.

#BaldyFire via Inciweb

#BlueCreekFire |10 miles E of Walla Walla | Start 7/20/15 | 6,004 acres | 98% contained.

#Hwy8Fire |  1 mile N of Roosevelt | Start 8/4/15 | Cause unknown | 17,043 acres | 25% contained | Extreme fire runs |Homes, power lines, windmill infrastructure and grazing land threatened | Fire Mobe authorized.

#NorthBoulder2Fire | Orient | Start 7/20/15 @ 1400 PDT | 83 personnel | 233 acres | 80% containment.

#ParadiseFire | Approximately 13 miles North/Northeast of Quinault / Olympic National Park | Lightning caused | 48 personnel | 2392 acres | 30% contained.

#WolverineFire | 3 miles NW of Lucerne | Start 6/29/15 @ 0730 PDT | 397 personnel | 26,614 ac | 0% containment | Structures destroyed | PNW Team 2 Managing:  #WolverineFire #GoodeFire #BlankenshipFire | ROS is active, group torching.

WYOMING

#SheepCreekFire | Bighorn NF | Start date unknown | Undetermined human caused fire | 1050 acres | 15% contained.

Sheep Creek FIre, Sunday, August 2, 2015

#SheepCreekFire via Inciweb

PINON Wildfire in Gila National Forest [NM] – June 18, 2015

Lightning caused a wildfire to ignite Ponderosa pine, oak and mixed conifer in the Gila National Forest in New Mexico on June 16, 2015.  It has now reached 365 acres.

The incident is located just East of Eagle Peak on the Reserve Ranger District.

There is 12 personnel on this event with 2 engines and crews. There have been no injuries reported.

Firefighters have worked extremely hard to reinforce the Western boundary of the fire alongside Forest Road 94 and will continue watch the fire activity, taking action when needed.

View of Pinon Fire from Forest Road 94

View of Forest Road 94 taken on 6/18/15 & uploaded at 2008 MDT. [Photo courtesy of @inciweb]

Currently, it has a rate of spread from a low to moderate.

No structures have been damaged or lost, nor are any of them currently being threatened.

Disclaimer –> #FireImages are the courtesy of the poster/photographer. We do not lay claims to these photos. – Editor

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

CHAISANA RIVER 2 FIRE: Wrangell-St Elias Natl Park Reserve, AK – June 16, 2015

A wildfire was sparked by lightning on June 9, 2015, around 1537 hours in the Wrangell-St Elias National Park Reserve in Alaska.  The fire is located 25 miles West of Beaver Creek in the Yukon.

Aerial photo of fire torching while making a run under windy conditions

Photo taken on June 11, 2015, is shown in this #FireImage how it is a wind-driven fire. [Photo Courtesy: @inciweb]

A single helicopter has been assigned to this event assisting with the following activities:

  • Reconnaissance
  • Mapping
  • Transports to the ICP

Fire Managers will allow the fire to continue to burn as this is a nature’s way of expelling hazard and fuels, allowing the environment to repopulate, returning to its healthy environmental state.  However, fire crews are implementing structure protection on permitted cabins in the area.

June 9 Detection Flight

This photo was taken on June 9, 2015, during a Detection Flight. [Photo Courtesy: @inciweb]

Tonight’s objectives include:

  • Structure protection
  • Reconnaissance missions
  • Weather station maintenance
  • Monitoring growth & direction of fire growth

The fire is now at 8550 acres but is expected to increase to an additional 2000 to 2500 acres in the next two days.  It is burning Black Spruce and tundra.

Expected containment is September 1, 2015.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

COMMISSARY FIRE: Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico – June 16, 2015

Santa Fe, New Mexico

#FireImage courtesy of @inciweb

A wildfire is slowly burning Ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, grass and brush since lightning passed over the area on June 5, 2015.  The fire located 13 miles East of Pecos and 2 miles S of Banillas Peak in the Pecos / Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.

There are currently 30 personnel on scene including a Type 2 Atalaya handcrew, one Type 2 bull dozer, firefighters, archeologists, PIOs, fire effects monitors and resource advisors.

No structures are threatened at this time.

Fire Managers are allowing the fire to move and watching it closely. The fire has burned 127 acres.  The growth potential has been deemed low.

There is a 0% containment status on this fire event.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog