Goodman Fire | Black Mountain Springs | OR | 1

UPDATE 1 – AUGUST 17, 2018 – FRIDAY

A wildfire ignited by lightning on Friday, August 17, 2018, in the Black Mountain Springs area or 17 miles West of Elgin, Oregon.

Fire resources were dispatched today through the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center around 1623 hours PDT.  Resources were said to be en route or on-scene.

There has been one acre of grass and light timber reportedly as scorched.

No other details are available at this time but we will update if any new details are released.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

WA Fire CAD | Overnight Activity | August 12, 2017

Fire CAD Activity Summary | A very active lightning storm passed over the Yakima area last night.  One particular area being reported in the Bumping Lake area with nine possible new starts from dry lightning strikes.

Here is the Wildfire CAD Activity for multiple areas and you can see how lively it was in several areas in the late evening.  Each fire is broken down by Dispatch hours, name and burned acres where listed.

Yakima County

1910 PDT | Jack Creek. 5 acres.

1848 PDT | E Jolly Creek. 0.25 acres.

1837 PDT | Jollyn Mtn. 0.5 acres.

1833 PDT | NW Jolly Creek. 5 acres.

1810 PDT | Scab Mtn. 0 acres recorded.

1809 PDT | Crow Creek (Union Creek). 0 acres recorded.

1808 PDT | Union Creek Trail. 0 acres listed.

1804 PDT | N Fork Union Creek.  0 acres recorded.

1803 PDT | Survey (Union Creek). 0 acres listed.

Kittitas County

1758 PDT | Peasant Valley. Lake Cle Elum. 1 acre. Fire District, USFS response.  Up Hwy 410.

1747 PDT | Jollyy Mtn. 30 acres.

1618 PDT | Pinegrass Ridge. 0.1 acre.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/12/17 @ 0725 Hours PDT

Active US Wildfires | PM Update | June 16, 2017

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ALASKA

AMERICAN CREEK FIRE   NEW!

SW Area Forestry. AK DOF. 9 miles SW of Ophir. Short grass and hardwood litter.

Min fire behavior. 12,945 acres. 0% contained. 0 resources assigned. $15,000 CTD.**

EAST FORK FIRE

4.5 miles N of Sterling Highway and burning in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, on the Kenai Peninsula. Started 6/15/2017 @ 1830 hours.  Lightning caused. Spruce and hardwood fire fuels.

780 acres. 0% contained. 19 personnel. **

KHOTOL FIRE  NEW!

Galena Zone. 45 miles SW of Galena.

Min fire behavior and smoldering. 490 acres. 0 resources assigned. $2,000 CTD.**

LITTLE YETNA   NEW!

SW Area Forestry. AK DOF. 28 miles NE of Shageluk. Short grass and hardwood litter.

Min fire behavior. 16,514 acres. 0% contained. 0 resources. $5,000 CTD.**

LOCKWOOD FIRE  NEW!

Galena Zone. 11 miles S of Shunghak. Timber and brush.

Short runs. Min fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. 22,345 acres. 0% contained. 0 resources. $7,000 CTD. BLM.**

SOUTH FORK SALCHA  NEW!

Fairbanks Area Forest. AK DOF. 22 miles NE Big Delta. Timber.

Min fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. Structures threatened. 8,400 acres. 0% contained. 0 resources. $17,000 CTD. **

TALKEETNA RIVER FIRE  NEW!

Mat-Su Area Forestry. AK DOF.  55 miles NW Talkeetna. Short grass and brush.

Min fire behavior with smoldering.  967 acres. 0 contained. $10,000 CTD.**

ARIZONA

BOUNDARY FIRE

7 miles NW of Flagstaff.  NE Side of Kendrick Mtn. Coconino / Kaibab NF.  Started 6/1/2017. Lightning caused.

Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and torching. 6,278 acres. 15% contained. 395 personnel. 7 crews. 15 engines. 3 helicopters. Structures threatened.**

FLYING R FIRE

SE Patagonia. Started 6/14/2017 @ 1200 hours. Moderate fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering.

2,270 acres. 75% contained. 120 personnel. 2 crews. 15 engines. $200,000 CTD.**

FREEZE 2 FIRE

San Carlos Agency.  Bureau Indian Agency (BIA) + San Carlos Apache Tribe. 50 miles E – NE of San Carlos.  Near Freeze Mountain. Lightning caused.

2,832 acres. 55% contained. 263 personnel. 4 crews. 5 engines. 4 helicopters. $3.6 Million CTD.**

FRYE FIRE

N side of Mt. Graham. Coronado NF.  Started 6/7/2017.  Lightning caused.

588 acres.  0% containment. ICT 3.  162 personnel. Moderate fire behavior with wind-driven runs, flanking and creeping.**

HIGHLINE FIRE

Tonto NF.   Started 6/10 @ 12 am. Cause under investigation. Type 1 IMT.

Active fire behavior with group torching, flanking, creeping. 4,258 acres. 35% contained. 1,069 personnel. 24 crews. 64 engines. 11 helicopters. $4.3 Million CTD.**

LIZARD FIRE

Coronado NF.  2 miles SE of Dragoon.  Started 6/7/2017 @ 1530.  Lightning caused.

Moderate fire behavior with creeping and backing. 15,214 acres. 80% contained. 365 personnel. 4 crews.  16 engines. 8 helicopters. $5.6 Million.**

PINAL FIRE 

7,193 acres. 95% contained. 74 personnel.**

RUCKER FIRE

Coronado NF.  Douglas Ranger District. 6/7/2017 start date. Lightning caused.

1,130 acres. 75% contained. 116 personnel. 4 crews. 3 engines. 1 helo. $595,000.**

SLIM FIRE

Apache-Sitgreaves NF. 16 miles W of Heber.  3,241 acres.

90% contained. Timber and closed timber litter. 118 personnel.  3 crews. 3 engines. 1 helo. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. $2.9. Million CTD.**

ARIZONA DISPATCH CENTER  NEW!

Anderson Fire  | Resources dispatched 2041. Located Cherokee Road in Mescal.

Griffith Fire | Dispatch time: 1536.  Located at I-40 and MP 34. 0.4 acres.

Hughes Fire | Dispatched at 1503  Located at SR 87 and MM 199.

Lapham Fire | Resources dispatched at 1446 hours. Located at Hwy 71 @ MP 86 in Augila. 2.1 acres.

Lowell Fire | Dispatched @ 1358 hours. Located on Clark Road in Flagstaff. 1 acre.

R-14 Fire | Resources dispatched @ 1332 hours. Located on Hwy 73 and MP 324 on the Apache Reservation on White Mountain.

Hackamore Fire | Dispatched @ 1205 hours.  Located on Hwy 88 and Apache Trail. 0.25 acres.

Hillside Peak Fire | Dispatch time @ 1147 hours. Hillside.  25 acres. 5-2 Engine 561 dispatched.

Falcon Fire | Dispatched at 0756 hours. On Hwy 79 ad MM93.

Papago  Fire | Dispatch time @ 0723 hours. I-9, MM 54.5, KM 87.6.

PRESCOTT DISPATCH CENTER  NEW!

Topeka Fire | Dispatched @ 1535 hours. I-40 MM34. 0.25 acres. Fire under control.    

PHOENIX DISPATCH CENTER    NEW!

Reef Fire | Resources dispatched @ 1454 hours. Hwy 87, MM 202. 0.1 acres.

SHOW LOW DISPATCH CENTER   NEW!

Krook Fire | Dispatched @ 1453 hours. Krook Campfire Site #1.  0.1 acres.

R-14 Fire | Dispatched @ 1324 hours. 500 acres. Pinyon and grass. Resources dispatched: D-1-7, E5241, E5262, E5264 and E5267.

Spring Fire | Dispatched @ 0857 hours.  Located at Woods Cyn Lake. Logging, slash and pine. 0.25 acres.

CALIFORNIA

AMPHITHEATRE FIRE  NEW!

Sequoia National Park. 1/2 mile S of Amphitheatre Point. Car fire spread upslope. Grass fire fuels.  100% contained.

Law Enforcement Agencies responded from Sequoia and Kings Canyon NFs, National Park Services.  Fire resources from CAL Fire – Tulare County.**

CANYON FIRE

11000 Block / Mias Canyon Rd., Banning (Riverside County). Reported @ 1134 hours on 6/15/2017.***

KING FIRE

Tulare County. Off of Hotsprings Rd W x Community of California Hot Springs. 135 acres. 70% contained. Started @ 6/13/2017 @ 1700 acres.

212 personnel. 20 engines. 10 crews. 1 helicopter. 2 water tenders. 2 minor injuries. Cooperators:  Tulare County FD and Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.***

NUEVO FIRE

Hansen Avenue X Nuevo Road in Nuevo (Riverside County). Brush fire.

28 acres. 70% contained. Forward progression stopped. Started 6/15/2017 @ 1551 hours. 140 personnel. 2 helos. 1 AA. 1 Helitender. 4 Airtankers. 3 Fire crews.  Incident cooperators:  CAL Fire – Riverside Co., Riverside Co. FD, City of Hemet FD, Mumeta Fire Protection District and Pechanga FD.***

REED FIRE

Off of Reed Valley Rd x N of Wilson Valley Road. Riverside County. 2 miles SW of Chinese Camp. Tuolumne County.  Aguana Community. Started 6/13/2017 @ 1721 hours.***

ANGELES EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER   NEW!

Bear Fire | Dispatched @ 1354 hours. 16321 Placentia Canyon Rd.  Resources dispatched:  SO 37, RD 14, P5K2, AR-0501, BC 32 (@1445).

CLEVELAND NATL FOREST   NEW!

Jardine Fire | Mutual Aid request. Dispatched @ 1635 hours. Range 800, Case Springs Lake. Resources deployed:  Palomar HS, CANSO Crew 2, Div2, E21, E25, E320, E326, E37, H301, H538, PV 24.

Mountain Fire | Mutual Aid request. Dispatched @ 1453 hours. Grand Avenue and Macy Street.

FEDERAL INTERAGENCY COMM CENTER   NEW!

Mustang Fire | Dispatched @ 1820 hours. NB I-5 @ Oak Hill. Resource deployed:  P5K 2A6.

Deercrest Fier | Dispatch time @ 1646 hours. 1015 Deercrest Drive in Devor. PNK2, AZ1502 dispatched.

Bear Spring Fire | Dispatched @ 1539. Located on Bear Spring Rd and Strawberry Peak off of Lookout Road.

SIERRA NATL FOREST   NEW!

Hwy 168 / 180 Fire | Dispatched @ 1823 hours. No fire details.

Snyder Fire | Dispatched @ 1613 to 5868 Double Eagle Rd. No fire details.

YREKA INTERAGENCY COMM CENTER    NEW!

Bigflat Fire | Dispatched @ 1602 hours. .1 acre.

LOS PADRES NATL FOREST   NEW!

Shore Fire | Dispatched @ 1551 hours to 70202 Jolon Road. Resources assigned BC12, LPF Crew3, LPF E15 4×4 and E16 4×4.

REDDING INTERAGENCY INTERAGENCY COMM CENTER     NEW!

Thirty One Fire | Dispatched @ 1324 hours to Wyeott.

ASH MTN DISPATCH CENTER   NEW!

Amphitheatre Fire | Dispatched @ 1315 hours (Resource E72). Grass and brush. 0.1 acres.

COLORADO

DEAD DOG FIRE

10 miles N of Rangely.   Under in same Fire command as the HUNTER FIRE.

17,731 acres. 95% contained. 305 personnel. 7 crews. 10 engines. 2 helos. IMT2. $1.5 Million CTD.**

CRAIG INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER   NEW!

Confluence Fire | Dispatched @ 1555 hours.  Kremmling Wood Plant.  Dispatched resources:  CO-GYRX-108.  4 acres.

FT. COLLINS INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER   NEW!

Magnolia Fire | W Magnolia Hill.  Dispatched @ 1334 hours. 0.1 acres.

Tapper Creek Fire | Dispatched @ 0938 hours.  Dave Wood Rd and 1/10 mile on V60 Rd. 0.1 acres.

PUEBLO INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER   NEW!

Hwy 160 Fire | Rio Grande County, near South Fork.  Dispatched @ 1335 hours. Out at 1340 hours. 0.10 acres.  Human caused.

Buck Gulch Fire | Jefferson County on South Platte Road in Buck Gulch.  Abandoned campfire with log outside of fire. Dispatched @ 1242 hours. Contained/control/out at 1353 hours.

GEORGIA

WEST MIMS FIRE

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.  7 miles E of Fargo.  152,515 acres (no change). 99% contained. 67 personnel. Zero Fire behavior.**

NEW MEXICO

BONITA FIRE

N of El Rito Ranger District.  9 miles N of Canon Plaza and 16 miles NE of Canjilon.  Carson NF.  Started 6/3/2017.

Moderate fire behavior with long-range spotting, short crown runs and short tree torching. 4,700 acres. 75% contained. 165 personnel. 4 crews. 10 engines. 1 helo.  $845,000 CTD.**

CORRAL FIRE

Started @ 1900 hours on 6/14/2017.  2.5 miles W of FR150.

Moderate fire behavior with creeping and backing. Burning on W Flank of the 2015 Moore Fire. 6, 620 acres. 0% contained. 33 personnel.**

EL CAJETE FIRE

Ruby Ole area. Bennett Lane. Sierra Los Pinos NF. Cox Ranch. Valles Cadera area. USFS. Cause unknown.

Resources dispatched @ 1046 hours. 3 heavy Air Tankers on order. 2,500 acres. Structures threatened. Evacuations of Ruby Hole, Bennette Lane, Sierra Los Pinos, Cox Ranch and Valles Caldera were in effect.***

GRAVEL FIRE 

Gila NF.  Bear / Whitewater.  Snow Lake area  FR 119, FR 28 and FR 1535. Burning in Baldy fire scars.  Started 6/9/2017.

Min fire behavior.  1,860 acres. 0% contained. 39 personnel. 2 crews. 2 engines. 0 helos. $30,000 CTD.**

MONUMENT FIRE

Lincoln NF. Burning on ridge of Sacramento Mountains on Sacramento Ranger District. 8 miles SW of Weed and 4 miles NE of Timberon. Burning in remote location. Lightning caused.

100 acres. 20% contained. **

ROUND FIRE  NEW!

Active fire behavior with flanking, backing, creeping, torching and smoldering. 4,303 acres. ICT3. 103 personnel.**

STRAW FIRE

Gila NF.  35 miles NW of Mimbres. 2,500 acres. 0% contained.  Min fire behavior with wind-driven runs, creeping and backing. 1 personnel. 0 other resources. $5,000 CTD.***

TEACHER FIRE 

Minimal fire behavior. 3,555 acres. 20% contained. 1 crew. 3 engines. $30,000 CTD.**

TEXAS

COUNTY 7 ROAD FIRE

Texas A&M Forest. 8 miles SW of Claude. Private land. 404 acres. 100% containment. 1 person. $1,000 CTD.***

*** Previously reported fires. No updated info.

Sources:  Fire Agencies, CADs, Social Media.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – 0020 Hours PDT 6/17/2017

 

Active US Wildfires | PM Update | June 15, 2017

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ACTIVE WILDFIRES

1500 WEST FIRE  | UT | N Vernal. Private land. NES. Resources dispatched @ 1425. Out 1615 hours. 0.1 acres.*  NEW!

1805 FIRE | NV | Pyramid Lake. Rawhide Beach. 0.1 acres. B3333 and B3334 resources dispatched from BLM, Truckee Meadows. Pyramid Lake VFD got fire out.* NEW!

I80 FIRE | NV | Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center. I-80 @ Mile Marker 25. Brush fire. TMFD resources dispatched @ 0730 hours.* NEW!

ASHLEY CAMP FIRE  | MT | Kalispell Dispatch Center. Ashley Camp. Forest Service. IC Johnson @ 1245 hours. 0.1 acre. Grass and timber.  In patrol status.  Human caused.* NEW!

BEAR FIRE | AZ | Coconino NF.  10 miles SE and in Bear Canyon. 1/2 mile from edge of Mogollon Rim. 9 miles SE of Clints Well.  Started 6/1/207.  Called in by the Baker Butte Lookout. 2,591 acres. SW Area IMT #1 (IC) along with Type 4. 180 personnel. 60% contained.*

BALL CREEK FIRE  | AZ | 8 miles E of Flat. 27,848 acres. 0% contained. 0 personnel. Minimal FB. $202,000 CTD.* NEW!

BELL CREEK FIRE | AK | Near Kuskokwim River village of Crooked Creek.  110 miles SW of McGrath. 2,675 acres.  58 personnel.  Structure protect of the village is in effect.*

BLUE JAY #028 FIRE | CA | Blue Jay Campground #0.  Dispatched 1141 hours. (CAD Fire Activity – Los  Padres NF Communications Dispatch Center.* NEW!

BONITA FIRE| NM | N of El Rito Ranger District.  9 miles N of Canon Plaza and 16 miles NE of Canjilon.  Carson NF.  Started 6/3/2017. 1800 acres. 15% contained. Moderate fire behavior with group torching, running and short-crown runs.  165 personnel.  4 crews. 10 engines. 1 helicopter. 1 structure lost. $660,000 CTD.*

BOUNDARY FIRE | AZ | 17 miles NW of Flagstaff.  NE Side of Kendrick Mtn. Coconino / Kaibab NF.  Started 6/1/2017. Lightning caused.  6,073 acres. 14% contained. Moderate fire behavior with torching, flanking and backing. 456 personnel. 9 crews.  20 engines. 3 helicopters. $2.8 Million CTD.*

BULLET FIRE  | CA | Cleveland NF. Mutual Aid request @ 1435.NEW!

CANYON FIRE | CA | 11000 Block / Mias Canyon Rd., Banning (Riverside County). Reported @ 1134 hours on 6/15/2017. 105 acres. 50% contained. 190 personnel. 4 helicopters. PD. AA. EMD. 26 engines. 6 Airtankers.  7 crews. 2 water tenders, 1 dozer, 7 Overhead support members, 1 FIU and 1 PIO.   Incident Cooperators:  CAL Fire – Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, March ARB, Morongo FD, Riverside Co. FD and USFS – San Bernardino. Moderate ROS.* NEW!

CASTAIC FIRE | CA | Angeles NF. NB 5 @ Castaic. Resources dispatched @ 1733 hours.* NEW!

CEDAR FIRE | UT | Color Country Interagency Fire Center. 22 Rd. Resources dispatched @ 1908 hours. 0.1 acre. Grass and brush. IC: Goodnow. Human caused.* NEW!

CIENEGUTAS FIRE | CA | Cienegutas Road (SB) on the Los Padres NF.NEW!

CLARK SPRNG FIRE | CO | Pueblo Interagency Dispatch Center. Spark Rd (Park County) in Clark Spring. 3.33 miles E of Jefferson. Started 6/15/2017.* NEW!

CORKSCREW FIRE  | NM | 3.5 acres. E41 BRF @ 1644 hours. (Per CAD).* NEW!

CORRAL FIRE | NM | 5,550 acres. 0% containment. 30 personnel. 1 crew. 0 engines. 0 helicopters. Moderate fire behavior with wind-driven runs, creeping and backing. $20,000 CTD.*

COUNTY 7 ROAD FIRE TX | Texas A&M Forest. 8 miles SW of Claude. Private land. 404 acres. 100% containment. 1 person. $1,000 CTD.*

CURRY FIRE | AZ | SR 287, Mile Marker #121. Resources dispatched @ 1738.* NEW!

CUT ROCK FIRE | AZ | Dividing Canyon. Mutual Aid Assist with PNF.  Resources dispatched @ 0950 hours.* NEW!

DEAD DOG FIRE | CO | 10 miles N of Rangely.   Under in same Fire command as the HUNTER FIRE | 17,731 acres. 60% containment. Min fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and isolated torching. 325 personnel. 8 acres. 19 engines. 5 helicopters. Structures threatened. $735,000 CTD.*

EAST FORK FIRE | AK | 5-6 miles N of Sterling Highway and burning in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, on the Kenai Pennisula. Started around 1825 hours. Unknown cause. Smokejumpers and a helitack are en route. The Smokejumpers will be working on the S and W flanks.  The helitack team will assist with full fire suppression. 150 acres. 0% contained. Fire moving farther into the refuge and away from the highway. It was threatening structures but airtankers have been dropping water over the fire.* NEW!

EL CAJETE FIRE | NM | Ruby Ole area. Bennett Lane. Sierra Los Pinos NF. Cox Ranch. Valles Cadera area. USFS. Cause unknown. Resources dispatched @ 1046 hours. 3 heavy Air Tankers on order. 2,500 acres. Structures threatened. Evacuations of Ruby Hole, Bennette Lane, Sierra Los Pinos, Cox Ranch and Valles Caldera were in effect.* NEW!

EVERGREEN FIRE | AZ |  Hwy 87, Mile Marker #180. Resources dispatched @ 1655.* NEW!

FERGUSON FIRE |Los Padres NF.  Hwy 1, Mile MMarker 4X in Naciemento.  0855 resources dispatched. (BC11, LPF E16 and LPF 4×4) 3 acres. Light/flashy fire fuels.* NEW!

FILLMORE FIRE  | Los Padres NF.  South C Street, Fillmore.  Resources dispatched @ 1714 hours.* NEW!

FLYING R FIRE | AZ | SE Ptagonia. Started 6/14/2017 @ 1200 hours. 2,270 acres. 60% contained. Grass, brush and timber. 180 personnel.* NEW!

FREEZE 2 FIRE | AZ | San Carlos Agency.  Bureau Indian Agency (BIA) + San Carlos Apache Tribe. 50 miles E – NE of San Carlos.  Near Freeze Mountain. Lightning caused. 2,832 acres. 55% contained. Min fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. 263 personnel. 4 crews. 5 engines. 4 helicopters. $3.6 Million.*

FRYE FIER | AZ | N side of Mt. Graham. Coronado NF.  Started 6/7/2017.  Lightning caused. 588 acres.  0% containment. ICT 3.  162 personnel. Moderate fire behavior with wind-driven runs, flanking and creeping.*

GRAVEL FIRE | NM | Gila NF.  Bear / Whitewater.  Snow Lake area  FR 119, FR 28 and FR 1535. Burning in Baldy fire scars.  Started 6/9/2017. 950 acres. 0% containment.  ICT4.  Fire behavior is creeping, smoldering, backing and flanking.*

HANSEN FIRE | CA | Cleveland NF.  Mutual aid request.  Resources dispatched @ 1600 hours.* NEW!

HIDDEN VALLEY FIRE | ID | S Central Dispatch Center. SFO Hidden Valley Rd between Owinza / Sid Butte. 11 acres. Resources dispatched @ 1115 hours. Contained @ 1400 hours.  Out @ 1800 acres. Grass, brush.* NEW!

HIGHLINE FIRE | AZ | Tonto NF.   Started 6/10 @ 12 am. Cause under investigation. Type 1 IMT.  3,875 acres. 5% contained. Active fire behavior with flanking, uphill runs and short-range spotting. 912 personnel. 23 crews. 41 engines. 10 helicopters. $2.8 Million CTD.*

HOFFMAN FIRE | MT | Kalispell Dispatch Center. Hoffman Draw area. Private lands. Resources from Price Protection Agency responded. Lightning caused. 7 engines on-scene. Grass, logging slash. Out as of 1630 hours.* NEW!

HOMER FIRE | AK | Off of Wilderness Way.  9.5 miles East End Road. Started around 6/15/2017 1930 hours. 1/2 acre.* NEW!

HONDITO FIRE NM | Tres Piedras Ranger District.  7,020 acres. 100% contained.  Started 5/15/2017. Lightning caused. ICT4.  50 personnel. ICT4.  Minimal fire behavior.*

HUNTER FIRE | CO | 20 miles SW of Meeker.  Whiter River Field Office.  Started 6/10/2017 @ 1445 hours. 992 acres. 100% contained. 60 personnel. 2 crews. 2 engines. 1 helicopter.  $925,000 CTD.*

KING FIRE CA | Tulare County. Off of Hotsprings Rd W x Community of California Hot Springs. 135 acres. 70% contained. Started @ 6/13/2017 @ 1700 acres. 212 personnel. 20 engines. 10 crews. 1 helicopter. 2 water tenders. 2 minor injuries. Cooperators:  Tulare County FD and Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.*

LECHE FIRE | NM | Santa Fe Interagency Dispatch Center. Resources dispatched @ 1749. (Per CAD).NEW!

LIZARD FIRE| AZ | Coronado NF.  2 miles SE of Dragoon.  Started 6/7/2017 @ 1530.  Lightning caused. 15,212 acres. 70% contained. Minimal fire behavior with creeping. 460 personnel. 6 crews. 24 engines and 8 helicopters. $4.8 Million.*

MARANA INTERCHANGE FIRE | AZ | I-10 @ Mile Marker #236. Resources dispatched @ 1052 hours.NEW!

MATIAS FIRE | SD | Great Plains Interagency Dispatch Center. Fall River County. 3 miles SW of Minnekahata. Resources dispatched @ 1224 hours were BKF E41, E665, SDS Crews 400, 700. SDS Engines E261, E566 and E628.  10 acres.NEW!

MORRISON FIRE | CO | S Platte Rd (Jefferson County) in Morrison.  6.29 miles SE of Buffalo Creek. 0.10 acres. Human caused. Resources dispatched @ 1129 hours.  Contained and controlled at 1158 hours.NEW!

NORTH MILSAP FIRE | CO | 5.76 miles N of Canyon City (Fremont County).  Royal George FD & Phantom FD. Resources dispatched @ 1234 hours. Lightning caused.NEW!

NUEVO FIRE | CA | Hansen Avenue X Nuevo Road in Nuevo (Riverside County). Brush fire. 28 acres. 70% contained. Forward progression stopped. Started 6/15/2017 @ 1551 hours. 140 personnel. 2 helos. 1 AA. 1 Helitender. 4 Airtankers. 3 Fire crews.  Incident cooperators:  CAL Fire – Riverside Co., Riverside Co. FD, City of Hemet FD, Mumeta Fire Protection District and Pechanga FD.* NEW!

OAKWOOD FIRE  | CA | NE Madera.  Madera County.   Unknown cause.  Incident Cooperators are PG&E, USFS, CHP, Madera Sheriff’s Office, Fresno County Fire, Madera County Fire. 1,431 acres. 100% contained. 13 personnel. 3 engines. $1.5 Million CTD.*

PINAL FIRE AZ | 7,193 acres. 95% contained. 74 personnel.*

PIONEER FIRE | CA | Cleveland NF.  Mutual aid assistance. Resources dispatched @ 1233 hours. (CAD Activity).* NEW!

PITKA FIRE | AK || 60 miles E of McGrath and 8 miles SW of Farewell. 33,648 acres. 0% contained. Short grass and hardwood litter. Min fire behavior. 43 personnel. 2 crews. 1 helicopters. Structures threatened. $606,000.*

PLATINA FIRECA | 12 miles W of Ono X Platina Road. Shasta County.  21 acres. 25% contained.*

RANCHO GRANDE FIRE | AZ | I-10 @ Mile Marker #187. I-88 Median (EB). Resources dispatched @ 1514 hours. (CAD Fire Activity)NEW!

REED FIRE CA | Off of Reed Valley Rd x N of Wilson Valley Road. Riverside County. 2 miles SW of Chinese Camp. Tuolumne County.  Aguana Community. Started 6/13/2017 @ 1721 hours. 38 acres. 100% contained.  100 personnel. Resources:  AA, 14 engines, 1 helicopter, 3 Air Tankers, 4 crews, 3 water tenders, helitenders, medic squad and 2 dozers.  Cooperators:  CAL Fire-Riverside Co + San Diego Co.  USFS-San Bernardino.*

REFUGE FIRE CA | North side of Lake Berryessa. Napa County.  21 acres. 50% contained.*

ROCKY DRAW FIRE  | MT | Kootenai Interagency Dispatch Center. D4-Rocky Draw. 0.1 acre. Resources dispatched @ 1030 hours. Fire out.NEW!

ROUND FIRE| NM | Gila NF. 16 miles W of Winston. 2,301 acres. 0% contained. 90 personnel. 4 engines. $50,000 CTD.*

RUBY FIRE | SD | Great Plains Interagency Dispatch Center. French Creek (Custer County). Resources dispatched @ 1146 hours. 0.2 acres.* NEW!

RUCKER FIRE| AZ | Coronado NF.  Douglas Ranger District. 6/7/2017 start date. Lightning caused. 1,130 acres. 75% contained. Min fire behavior with smoldering. 116 personnel. 4 crews. 3 engines. 1 helicopter. $595,000 CTD.*

SHEEP GULCH FIRE | AZ | I-17 Mile Marker #256. Resources dispatched @ 1303 hours. (CAD Fire Activity).NEW!

SHERMAN FIRE | AZ |  I-40 @ Mile Marker #163. Resources dispatched @ 1622 hours. (CAD Fire Activity).* NEW!

Slim Fire AZ | Apache-Sitgreaves NF. 16 miles W of Heber.  3,241 acres. 90% contained. Timber and closed timber litter. 118 personnel.  3 crews. 3 engines. 1 helo. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. $2.9. Million CTD.*

STRAW FIRE| NM | Gila NF.  35 miles NW of Mimbres. 2,500 acres. 0% contained.  Min fire behavior with wind-driven runs, creeping and backing. 1 personnel. 0 other resources. $5,000 CTD.*

SULLIVAN FIRE AK | SW Area Forestry. AK Dept. of Forestry. 17 miles SE of Nikolai. 352 acres. 0% contained. Minimal fire behavior. Short grass and hardwood litter. $28,000 CTD.*

SW AK FIRES | AK | 12 active fires burning in the SW Area Forestry. 113 personnel. 68,368 acres. 0% containment.* NEW!

TANGO FIRE AZ | Tooele – Dugway Proving Grounds.  1 mile SE of Dugway.  400 acres. 90% contained. 1 person assigned.  $20,000 CTD.*

TRD FIRE | CA | Cleveland NF. Mutual aid assistance. Resources dispatched @ 1218 hours. (CAD Activity).* NEW!

WEST MIMS FIRE | GA | Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.  7 miles E of Fargo.  152,515 acres (no change). 99% contained. 67 personnel. Zero Fire behavior.*

WET LAND FIRE | UT | Uintah Basin Interagency Fire Center.  Jurisdiction BIA. Resources dispatched @ 1426 hours. Under control @ 1615 hours. 0.25 acres.NEW!

WINDYHILL| AZ | 570 acres. 40% contained. 5 engines. $100,000 CTD.*

Sources:  Fire Agencies, CADs, Social Media.

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Active US Wildfires | PM Update | June 13, 2017

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ACTIVE WILDFIRES

SW AK Fires (Complex) |  AK | SW Forestry Services. 67,239 acres. 13 active fires. 140 personnel.  (includes the Bear Fire, Bell Creek Fire, Pitka Fire and the Spruce Creek Fires)*

Bear Fire | AZ | Coconino NF.  10 miles SE and in Bear Canyon. 1/2 mile from edge of Mogollon Rim. 9 miles SE of Clints Well. 2,171 acres.  Type 4 IMT. 40 personnel. Started 6/1/207.  Called in by the Baker Butte Lookout.*

Bell Creek Fire | AK | Near Kuskokwim River village of Crooked Creek.  110 miles SW of McGrath. 2,675 acres.  58 personnel.  Structure protect of the village is in effect.*

Bonita Fire | NM | N of El Rito Ranger District.  9 miles N of Canon Plaza and 16 miles NE of Canjilon.  Carson NF.  Started 6/3/2017.  Lightning caused. 600 acres. 5% contained. 150 personnel.*

Boundary Fire | AZ | 17 miles NW of Flagstaff.  NE Side of Kendrick Mtn. Coconino / Kaibab NF.  Started 6/1/2017. Lightning caused.  5,661 acres. 5% contained. 480 personnel. burning in the Pumpkin Fire 2000 burn scar.*

County Seven Road Fire TX | Texas A&M Forest. 8 miles SW of Claude. Private land. 404 acres. 90% contained. 4 personnel. 1 engine.  Tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened. $1,000 CTD.*

Dead Dog Fire | CO | 10 miles N of Rangely.  17,743 acres. 0% containment. Under in same Fire command as the Hunter Fire. *

Douglas Fire CA | Brush Fire.  Camp Pendleton.  Near Golf Course on Camp Pendleton.  Oceanside / MCP border.  Unified Command MCIW Pendleton + Oceanside FD + Camp Pendleton FD. 50 acres.  60% contained.  Mop-up operations in effect.

Fairmont Fire CA | Los Angeles County. FS78. 130th Street NW / W Avenue J-8. 2 acres.  Uphill runs with light winds. E78 assumed “South IC”.*

Fisher Fire | WA | 7 miles N of Reardan Canyon and off of Highway 231 at milepost 236.  Lincoln County.  Fire was reported @ 25 acres at 1600 hours and later at 80 hours after 1800 hours.  2 fireboss aircraft including a rotor and an air attack with 4 engines, 3 crews were assigned to this incident.*

Freeze 2 Fire | AZ | San Carlos Agency.  Bureau Indian Agency (BIA) + San Carlos Apache Tribe. 50 miles E – NE of San Carlos.  Near Freeze Mountain. Lightning caused. 2,832 acres.  55% contained. SWAIMT4. 330 personnel.*

Frye Fire | AZ | N side of Mt. Graham. Coronado NF.  Started 6/7/2017.  Lightning caused. 588 acres.  0% containment. ICT 3.  162 personnel. Moderate fire behavior with wind-driven runs, flanking and creeping.*

Gravel Fire | NM | Gila NF.  Bear / Whitewater.  Snow Lake area  FR 119, FR 28 and FR 1535. Burning in Baldy fire scars.  Started 6/9/2017. 950 acres. 0% containment.  ICT4.  Fire behavior is creeping, smoldering, backing and flanking.*

Highline Fire | AZ | Tonto NF.   Started 6/10 @ 12 am. Cause under investigation. 6 helicopters. Type 1 IMT.  933 acres. 0% contained. 459 personnel.  Burning in the 1990 Dude Fire scar.*

Hondito Fire NM | Tres Piedras Ranger District.  7,020 acres. 100% contained.  Started 5/15/2017. Lightning caused. ICT4.  50 personnel. ICT4.  Minimal fire behavior.*

Hunter Fire | CO | 20 miles SW of Meeker.  Whiter River Field Office.  Started 6/10/2017 @ 1445 hours. 1,063 acres. 30% contained. Type 2 Rocky Mtn Team Black assumed command at 0600 on 6/13/2017.  77 personnel.*

King Fire CA | Tulare County. Off of Hotsprings Rd W x Community of California Hot Springs. 50 acres. 0%. 2 Type 3 strike teams.  6 additional crews + 4 dozers are on order. *

Lizard Fire | AZ | Coronado NF.  2 miles SE of Dragoon.  Started 6/7/2017 @ 1530.  Lightning caused. 15,131 acres. 40% contained. 601 personnel.*

Lookout Fire | WA | DNR. Dispatched  6/12/17 @ 1813 hours. 0.01 acres.  In patrol status.

Maeser Highway Fire  | UT | NW area. UT DOF.  1 mile W of Vernal. 885 acres. 80% contained. Fire behavior is minimal with creeping and smoldering.  Structures are under threat.  115 personnel. 2 crews. 6 engines. 1 helicopter. 1 structure lost. $750,000 CTD.

Monument Fire | CA | Lincoln NF.  Sacramento Ranger District. 8 miles SW of Weed. 4 miles E of Timberon, along the Sacramento Mtns.  In remote area with limited access.  86 acres. 5% contained. Started 6/2/2017 @ 1545 hours from lightning. 30 personnel.  Type 4 IC (Forest Service).

North Fire | UT | Dixie NF.  9 miles NE of Central. 492 acres. 63% containment. Moderate fire behavior with torching, single tree torching and creeping.  189 personnel.  5 crews. 9 engines. 4 helicopters.  $300,000 CTD.

Oakwood Fire  | CA | NE Madera.  Madera County.  1450 acres. 85% contained. 50 personnel. 2 crews.  5 engines.  Started 6/10/2017 @ 1319 hours. Unknown cause.  Incident Cooperators are PG&E, USFS, CHP, Madera Sheriff’s Office, Fresno County Fire, Madera County Fire.

Paige Creek Fire  | AZ  | Coronado NF.   East side of Rhincon Mtns. 1,064 acres. 90% containment. 100 personnel. Started 6/7/2017 @ 1715 hours.  Lightning caused.

Pinal Fire AZ | 7,193 acres. 95% contained. 74 personnel.*

Pitka Fork Fire | AK || 60 miles E of McGrath.  16,746 acres. 43 personnel.  Structure protection of Windy River and Sheep Creek.

Platina Fire CA | 12 miles W of Ono X Platina Road. Shasta County.  21 acres. 25% contained.*

Ponderosa Fire | UT  |  Fishlake NF.  Near Ponderosa Picnic Area. 9 miles E of Beaver.  21 acres. 0% containment. Unknown cause. Started 6/11/2017 @ 1800 hours. Fire behavior is active, short runs and some torching.  Fire weather has been high winds with low RHs.

Reed Fire CA | Off of Reed Valley Rd x N of Wilson Valley Road. Riverside County. 2 miles SW of Chinese Camp. Tuolumne County.  Aguana Community. Started 6/13/2017 @ 1721 hours. 38 acres. 100% contained.  100 personnel. Resources:  AA, 14 engines, 1 helicopter, 3 Air Tankers, 4 crews, 3 water tenders, helitenders, medic squad and 2 dozers.  Cooperators:  CAL Fire-Riverside Co + San Diego Co.  USFS-San Bernardino.*

Refuge Fire CA | North side of Lake Berryessa. Napa County.  21 acres. 50% contained.*

Rice Fire NM | Lincoln NF.  Sacramento Ranger District. 3 miles NE of Sunspot off New Mexico Highway 6563 (Sunspot Highway).  1/4 acre. 0% contained. Lightning caused. 1 engine. 4 fire personnel. Start 6/12/2017 @ 1604 hours.  Hazards trees and snags. Fire behavior minimal, creeping with 1-2″ lengths.  Continued with fire line 6/13/2017.

Roland Fire | AZ  | Coronado NF.  Douglas Ranger District. 674 acres. 20% contained.

Round Fire | NM | Gila NF. 16 miles W of Winston. 3,000 acres. 0%. IC3. 44 personnel. Active fire behavior with flanking, backing, smoldering and creeping.*

Rucker Fire | AZ | Coronado NF.  Douglas Ranger District. 6/7/2017 start date. Lightning caused. 1,130 acres. 75% contained.  220 personnel.  Active fire behavior.*

Slim Fire AZ | Apache-Sitgreaves NF. 16 miles W of Heber.  3,241 acres. 90% contained. Timber and closed timber litter. 118 personnel.  3 crews. 3 engines. 1 helo. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. $2.9. Million CTD.*

Spruce Creek Fire | AK | 30 miles W of McGrath.  42 acres. 19 personnel.

Straw Fire | NM | Gila NF.  35 miles NW of Mimbres.  152 ares.  Minimal fire behavior with backing and creeping. Unknown cause.

Sullivan Fire AK | SW Area Forestry. AK Dept. of Forestry. 17 miles SE of Nikolai. 352 acres. 0% contained. Minimal fire behavior. Short grass and hardwood litter. $28,000 CTD.*

Tango Fire AZ | Tooele – Dugway Proving Grounds.  1 mile SE of Dugway.  400 acres. 90% contained. 1 person assigned.  $20,000 CTD.*

Teacher Fire | NM | Gila NF.  125 acres. Unknown containment status.  Started 6/7/2017 @ 0900 hours. Lightning caused. 325 acres. 0% containment. ICT4.  26 personnel. Fire behavior is active with creeping, smoldering, backing and flanking.*

Tee Fire | AZ | 4 miles SE of Black Canyon City and N of Table Mesa.  659 acres. 50% contained. AZ DOF + Fire Mgmt. 100 personnel.

Valley Fire CA | Brush Fire. Temecula. Riverside County. Off of San Ignacio Rd X E Benton Rd.  Unincorporated county area of Temecula. 33 acres. 100% contained. Start 6/13/2017 @ 1200 hours. 145 personnel. Resources:  PD, AA, 2 copters, 2 dozers.  FIU. 4 Air tankers. 4 crews. 3 water tenders.  Cooperators:  BLM, CAL Fire – Riverside, Riverside County FD, Riverside County Sheriff Office and USFS-San Bernardino.

West Mims Fire  | GA | Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.  7 miles E of Fargo.  152,515 acres. 90% containment.  116 personnel. 2 helos. 11 wildland fire engines. 2 bull dozers. Heat remains on some slash piles on the SE side of the fire.*

 

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Active US Wildfires | PM Update | June 12, 2017

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ALASKA

 Alaska Fire Facts:

Currently, there are 7 staffed fires for a total of 48,032.9 acres and 49 fires under the monitor status for a total of 74,153 acres.

Overall in the State of Alaska, there has been a total of 146 human-caused fires for a total of 3,551.9 acres and 53 lightning caused fires for a total of 122,063.1 acres.

SW AK Fires (Complex) |  SW Forestry Services. 67,239 acres. 13 active fires. 140 personnel.  (includes the Bear Fire, Bell Creek Fire, Pitka Fire and the Spruce Creek Fires)

Bear Fire | Remote area above Mogollon Rim.  9 miles SE of Clints Well.  8 miles of CC Cragin Reservoir.  Called in Baker Butte Lookout.  Started 6/1/2017.

Bell Creek Fire | Near Kuskokwim River village of Crooked Creek.  110 miles SW of McGrath. 2,675 acres.  58 personnel.  Structure protect of the village is in effect.

Pitka Fork Fire | 60 miles E of McGrath.  16,746 acres. 43 personnel.  Structure protection of Windy River and Sheep Creek.

Spruce Creek Fire | 30 miles W of McGrath.  42 acres. 19 personnel.

ARIZONA

Bear Fire | Coconino NF.  10 miles SE and in Bear Canyon. 1/2 mile from edge of Mogollon Rim. 2,171 acres.  Type 4 IMT. 40 personnel.

Bonita Fire | 19 miles N of El Rito.  9 miles N of Canon Plaza.  El ito Ranger District.  600 acres. 5% contained. 150 personnel.

Boundary Fire | 17 miles NW of Flagstaff.  NE Side of Kendrick Mtn. Coconino / Kaibab NF.  Started 6/1/2017. Lightning caused. 390 personnel.  5,390 acres. 5% contained.

Bowie Fire | AZ DOF & Fire Mgmt., 3,036 acres.

Freeze 2 Fire | San Carlos Reservation area.  Bureau Indian Agency (BIA) + San Carlos Apache Tribe. 50 miles E – NE of San Carlos.  Near Freeze Mountain. Lightning caused. 282 acres. 35% contained. Type 2 IMT. 344 personnel.

A helitack crew member prepares for flight

Preparing for aerial ignition by a helitack crew on the Freeze 2 Fire.

Frye Fire | N side of Mt. Graham. Coronado NF.  Started 6/7/2017.  Lightning caused. 350 acres.  0% containment. 152 personnel.

Highline Fire | Tonto NF.  750 acres. Started 6/10 @ 12 am. Cause under investigation. 6 helicopters. Type 1 IMT.  Fire behavior is active, backing, group torching and has short-range spotting.

Lizard Fire | Coronado NF.  2 miles SE of Dragoon.  Started 6/7/2017 @ 1530.  Lightning caused. 15,131 acres. 40% contained. 601 personnel.  Type 1 IMT.  Fire behavior is moderate, flanking and backing.

Paige Creek Fire  | Coronado NF.   East side of Rhincon Mtns. 1,064 acres. 90% containment. 100 personnel. Started 6/7/2017 @ 1715 hours.  Lightning caused.

Roland Fire | Coronado NF.  Douglas Ranger District. 674 acres. 20% contained.

Rucker Fire | Coronado NF.  Douglas Ranger District. 6/7/2017 start date. Lightning caused. 1100 acres.  61% contained.  Grass and scrub oak.  Type 3 IMT.  249 total personnel. 8 crews.  6 engines. 1 helo. 1 air attack.  1 water tender.  Misc. overhead support personnel.  Fire behavior is active, creeping and smoldering.

Tee Fire | 4 miles SE of Black Canyon City and N of Table Mesa.  659 acres. 50% contained. AZ DOF + Fire Mgmt. 100 personnel.

CALIFORNIA

Oakwood Fire  | NE Madera.  Madera County.  1450 acres. 85% contained. 50 personnel. 2 crews.  5 engines.  Started 6/10/2017 @ 1319 hours. Unknown cause.  Incident Cooperators are PG&E, USFS, CHP, Madera Sheriff’s Office, Fresno County Fire, Madera County Fire.

Tivy Fire | Tivy Mtn. Fresno County. 76 acres. 100% contained.

COLORADO

2 additional fires are also burning on the White River Field Office lands.  200 firefighters are deployed and are en route.  Type 2 IMT.

Dead Dog Fire | 10 miles N of Rangely. 5,000 acres.  70 mph winds.  Evacuations of Blue Mtn.

Dragoon Fire Reached Top of Ridge

Lizard fire reached top of ridge.

Hunter Fire | 20 miles SW of Meeker.  Whiter River Field Office.  Started 6/10/2017 @ 1445 hours. 1,063 acres. 30% contained. Type 2 IMT Rocky Mtn. Team Black to assume command 6/13/2017.  Oil and gas infrastructure with additional wells and well pads are approximately 2 miles away but are under concern as possibly being threatened. Fire Managers are monitoring the active situation.

Monument Fire | Lincoln NF.  Sacramento Ranger District. 8 miles SW of Weed. 4 miles E of Timberon, along the Sacramento Mtns.  In remote area with limited access.  86 acres. 5% contained. Started 6/2/2017 @ 1545 hours from lightning. 30 personnel.  Type 4 IC (Forest Service).

GEORGIA

West Mims Fire  | Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.  7 miles E of Fargo.  152,515 acres. 90% containment.  116 personnel. 2 helos. 11 wildland fire engines. 2 bull dozers.

NEW MEXICO

Bonita Fire | N of El Rito Ranger District.  9 miles N of Canon Plaza and 16 miles NE of Canjilon.  Carson NF.  Started 6/3/2017.  Lightning caused. 600 acres.  5% containment.  150 personnel. 3 crews. 10 engines. 1 helo. Fire behavior is moderate with single tree torching, flanking and creeping.

Gravel Fire | Gila NF.  Bear / Whitewater.  Snow Lake area  FR 119, FR 28 and FR 1535. Burning in Baldy fire scars.  Started 6/9/2017. 1400 acres.  Lightning. 355 acres. 0% containment.  Fire behavior is creeping, smoldering, backing and flanking.

Round Fire | Gila NF. 16 miles W of Winston. 47 acres. 0% contained.  44 personnel. Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and creeping. $20,000 CTD.

Straw Fire | Gila NF.  35 miles NW of Mimbres.  152 ares.  Minimal fire behavior with backing and creeping. Unknown cause.

Teacher Fire | Gila NF.  125 acres. Unknown containment status.  Started 6/7/2017 @ 0900 hours. Lightning caused. Fire behavior is minimal with smoldering, flanking and backing.  3 personnel.  IC4 IMT.

UTAH

Maeser Highway Fire  | NW area. UT DOF.  1 mile W of Vernal. 885 acres. 80% contained. Fire behavior is minimal with creeping and smoldering.  Structures are under threat.  115 personnel. 2 crews. 6 engines. 1 helicopter. 1 structure lost. $750,000 CTD.

North Fire | Dixie NF.  9 miles NE of Central. 492 acres. 63% containment. Moderate fire behavior with torching, single tree torching and creeping.  189 personnel.  5 crews. 9 engines. 4 helicopters.  $300,000 CTD.

Ponderosa Fire | Fishlake NF.  Near Ponderosa Picnic Area. 9 miles E of Beaver.  21 acres. 0% containment. Unknown cause. Started 6/11/2017 @ 1800 hours. Fire behavior is active, short runs and some torching.  Fire weather has been high winds with low RHs.

WASHINGTON STATE

Fisher Fire | 7 miles N of Reardan Canyon and off of Highway 231 at milepost 236.  Lincoln County.  Fire was reported @ 25 acres at 1600 hours and later at 80 hours after 1800 hours.  2 fireboss aircraft including a rotor and an air attack with 4 engines, 3 crews were assigned to this incident.

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ACTIVE WILDFIRES | ARIZONA | 1

ACTIVE WILDFIRES IN ARIZONA STATE

Wildfires have been igniting all over Arizona, known as the Grand Canyon State and seem to be growing ever so more – as the conditions continue to become more hot and dry.

BOUNDARY FIRE

The Boundary fire is burning on both the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests on their boundary lines and about 17 miles NW of Flagstaff in the Kendrick Mountain Wilderness.   The lightning caused fire has scarred the lands by burning 3,800 acres of timber, grass and heavy logging slash that has a 0% containment status.  The fire is burning in heavy dead down trees and forest debris from the 2000 Pumpkin Fire which has a moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing. There are 261 personnel assigned along with a Type 2 IMT (Command), 6 crews, 7 engines and 3 helicopters. Costs have risen up to $892,000.

BOWIE FIRE

On June 7, 2017, a fire was detected 13 miles SE of Bowie, Arizona (SE District/AZ DOF) with fire fuels of tall grass and brush.  Fire personnel were dispatched and were faced with rugged terrain as they worked to suppress and contain this fire.  On June 11, 2017, the fire has burned 3,036 acres and there is a 90% containment status.  Current fire behavior is minimal with smoldering and still threatening structures. Fire resources include 302 personnel, 9 crews, 8 engines and 1 helicopter from the AZ DOF, USDA FS, Coronado NF, BLM, Gila District and Safford Field Office.  Firefighters are also faced with hot, dry, low relative humidity (RH) and gusty windy weather conditions.  Red Flag warning is just below required criteria.  Suppression costs have soared to $946,000.

FREEZE 2 FIRE

 

The Freeze 2 Fire is burning about 50 miles NE of San Carlos on the San Carlos Apache Reservation and 27 miles SE of Whitewater, Arizona.  This lightning caused fire started on June 1, 2017 around midnight and destroyed 1,431 acres of timber.  Fire behavior is moderate with smoldering with a 20% containment status.  Structures are currently under threat. There are 341 personnel assigned with a IMT 2 (Command) team and 7 crews, 11 engines and 5 helicopters. Cost-to-date fire suppression costs have reached $1.1 Million.

FRYE FIRE 

The Frye Fire is burning on the north side of Mt. Graham in the Coronado National Forest (CNF) and 9 miles west of Swift Trail Junction that was ignited by lightning on June 7th.  About 304 acres of timber and brush  have been destroyed and has reached the area where the old burn scar of the 2004 Nutall Complex Fire had previously burned the lands. Fire behavior is moderate with wind-driven runs, flanking and creeping. It is currently at a 0% containment status.  There are 98 personnel along with 4 crews, 4 engines and 1 helicopter attached to this incident.  Cost-to-date has reached $150,000.

Community Public Meeting (Fire Info), June 12, 2017 @ 1900 Hours at the Graham County General Services Office. 921 Thatcher Boulevard in Safford, Arizona. (Frye Fire Info Meeting)

HIGHLINE FIRE

The Highline Fire is burning on lands in the Mogollon Rim area (Tonto NF) and  located NW of Payson and Bonita Creek Estates, 8 miles north of Payson, Arizona that started on June 10, 2017.  The fire ignited from an unknown cause on June 10, 2017, which is now approximately 100 acres of ponderosa pine and grass with a 0% containment status.   Fire behavior is extremely active, running, torching and spotting. Structures are under direct threat. The fire was said to have a high rate of spread (ROS) due to winds and spotting.   Resources on-scene include 119 personnel along with 6 engines, 4 crews, 2 type 3 helicopters and 1 Air tanker.

LIZARD FIRE

A large wildfire called the Lizard Fire is located 2 miles SE of Dragoon in the Dragoon Mountain Range in the Douglas Ranger District area.  It is south of I-10 and west of S-191, near Pearce Sunsites Cochise Stronghold.  There is active fire behavior with flanking, wind-driven and uphill runs.  This has brought out 350 personnel to this fire that has already destroyed 10,513 acres but they reached a 5% containment status. 296 personnel are attached to this wildfire along with 5 crews and 18 engines.  Fire cost suppression total to date of $535,000.

This fire differs from the rest of all others listed in this single AZ State post in that this incident is threatening power transmission lines and puts firefighters in serious harm’s way.  Power to the lines has been temporarily disconnected and brownouts are expected over an unknown period of time.   Power lines are operated by Electric Power Coop, western Area power Admin and Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Coop.

Evacuations have occurred & a ARC shelter was established at the Union Valley HS @ 4088 E Jefferson Rd, Elfrida, Arizona.

Community Meeting, June 11, 2017 @ 1630 hours @ Sunsites Community Center @ 1216 Treas Rd in Sunsites. (Lizard Fire Info Meeting)

PAIGE CREEK FIRE

A fire is burning on the Coronado National Forest about 17 miles of Vail, Arizona on the east side of the Rhicon Mountains that has cremated 1,064 acres of brush and grass.  Containment has reached 80% with the aid of 100 personnel, 2 crews and 2 engines.  Fire behavior is creeping and smoldering and still threatening structures. Firefighters will continue reinforcing flanks, working to secure any hot spots that has any potential to grow.  The cost-to-date for this wildfire is up to $850,000.

PINAL FIRE

A wildfire broke out on May 8th, when lightning struck the area on the Tonto National Forest located 6 miles south of Globe, Arizona.  The fire today, is 7,193 acres of timber, grass and understory and slowly being contained. Current containment has reached 95%.  Fire behavior is minimal with smoldering and creeping. Firefighters are continuing to patrol, mop-up operations of hot spots and while facing hot, dry conditions for the next few days. There are 74 personnel along with a Type 3 IMT (Command) unit.  Incident Cooperators include the American Red Cross, AZ Game and Fish Dept., AZ Public Services, AZ DOF, Gila County Emergency Management, Gila County Sheriff’s Office, Globe FD, Globe PD and the Tri-City FD.

RUCKER FIRE

A new wildfire broke out on Sunday, June 11, 2017, is burning on the Coronado NF along with many more fires.  This fire is located 23 miles NE of Elfrida, Arizona that has devastated 380 acres of brush and grass.  A 10% containment status has been reached but the fire still has active fire behavior with flanking.  It is currently threatening structures.  There are 120 personnel assigned along with 6 crews.  Costs have reached $50,000.

SANER FIRE

The Saner Fire is located on the Coronado NF and 21 miles SE of Elfrida, Arizona which was also ignited by lightning.  About 354 acres of scrub oak and grass have been cremated but crews have reached a 40% containment status. Fire behavior is minimal with creeping and smoldering. There are 35 personnel along with 1 crew and 2 engines assigned to this incident.  Weather forecast is for more hot and dry conditions. Costs to date have reached $75,000.

SLIM FIRE

About 16 miles west of Heber and 2 miles N of Forest Lakes near Chevelon Canyon, the Slim wildfire is burning on the Apache-Sitgreaves NF in the Black Mesa Ranger District  has blistered its landscape filled with fire fuels of timber and closed timber litter.  The fire was reported on June 2, 2017 from an unknown cause. Fire behavior as of Sunday, June 11, is minimal with creeping but has seen 3,241 acres lost.  Currently, containment has reached 75% with the assistance of 158 personnel and resources of 2 Interagency Hot Shots, 3 Type 3 hand crews, 2 helicopters, 1 Type 3 engine, 2 Type 6 engines, 1 dozer, 3 water tenders, misc overhead personnel along with an air attack. Costs have soared to $2.6 Million.

TEE FIRE

A newly started wildfire started on June 10th at 1900 hours from an unknown cause bringing out local fire crews fr om Daisy Mountain FD and mutual aid resources.  The fire is located 4 miles SE of Black Canyon city and N of Table, Arizona.  At 0100 on Sunday, June 11, 2017, the AZ DOF and Fire Management agency took command of the fire.  The fire is now at 700 acres with a 0% containment status.  This fire is in hard-to-access brush and tall grass.  About 100 firefighters are faced with hot and windy conditions  A VLAT and Hand crew is on order.

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#CorralFire | Gila National Forest | New!

GILA NATIONAL FOREST, NEW MEXICO

Incident Summary

A wildfire ignited by lightning on June 4th @ 1900 hours PDT located 23 miles NW of Mimbres and West of FR 150 on the Gila National Forest in New Mexico.

Resources

There is only one person assigned to this wildfire incident.

Corral Fire - aerial photo of flames

Corral Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

There has been 723 acres of tall grass and timber destroyed with a 0% containment status. The fire behavior is minimal with creeping on the south and east and smoldering on the north sides.

Damage Assessments

There has been 723 acres of tall grass and timber destroyed with a 0% containment status. The fire behavior is minimal with creeping on the south and east and smoldering on the north sides.

Social Media

#CorralFire #NMwildfires2017

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#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

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#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

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