Active Wildfires | Northern Rockies | July 16 2017

Want to know what is happening in Montana and North Dakota?  Here is a compilation of active wildfires for Sunday, July 16, 2017.

We are working to add them as fast as they are igniting!

Blue Ridge Complex (2 Fires) – 39 miles NW of Jordan, MT. 3034 acres. 85% containment. 74 personnel. 2 crews. 7 engines. $115,000 CTD.

Cedar Creek Fire – Private land. 13 miles South of Glendive, MT. 800 acres. 90% contained. 48 personnel. 1 crew. 6 engines. $20,000 CTD.

July Fire – 1 mile SW of Zortman, MT.  11,699 acres. 95% containment. 117 personnel. 1 crew. 2 engines. 5 structures lost. $6 Million CTD.

Lazier Creek 2 – 22 miles SW of Marion, MT. 1145 personnel. 60% containment.  483  personnel.  12 crews. 25 engines. 1 helo. $3.9 Million CTD.

Lookout Fire – 7 miles NW of Sieben, MT.  200 acres. 0% contained. 0 resources. $50,000 CTD.

Magpie Fire – 44 miles NW of Dickinson, ND. 5,000 acres. 94% contained. 84 personnel. 1 crew. 5 engines. 1 helo. $884,000 CTD.

Park Creek Fire – 2 miles North of Lincoln, MT.  200 acres. 0% contained. 66 personnel. 2 crews. 4 engines. 2 helicopters. $5,000 CTD.

Sliderock Fire – 28 miles SE of Missoula, MT. 120 acres. 0% contained. 61 personnel. 2 crews. 4 helos. $500,000 CTD.

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Wildfires Over 25,000 Acres | YTD | Sep 9 2016

We all know that even though it is Fall, the Fire Season is not quite over yet.  Here is a recap of some pretty large fires since we began covering them in 2016.  There are plenty that are missing from this list and we are working to include them on this list.

FIRES OVER 100,000 ACRES

PIONEER FIRE – IDAHO

  • Near Deadwood Reservoir & National Forest System Rd 579
  • Active Fire
  • 182,445 acres
  • 56% contained
  • Cause unknown

RANGE 12 FIRE – WASHINGTON STATE

  • Moved from Yakima Training Center on to BLM Lands, State & private lands
  • July 2016
  • 100% contained
  • 176,600 acres
  • Cause is unknown

HOT POT FIRE – NEVADA

  • 35 Miles North of Battle Mountain
  • July 2016
  • 100% contained
  • 122,292 acres
  • Lightning strike

SOBERANES FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Los Padres National Forest,
  • Ventana Wilderness
  • Monterey County
  • Active Fire since July 2016
  • 103,242 acres
  • 60% contained
  • Illegal campfire in Garrapta State Park

FIRES OVER 50,000 ACRES

HENRYS CREEK FIRE – IDAHO

  • 7 miles East of Idaho Falls
  • 100% contained
  • August 2016
  • 52,972 acres
  • Human-caused / still under investigation

FIRES OVER 40,000 ACRES

CEDAR FIRE – ARIZONA

  • 18 miles NW of Whiteriver
  • 10 miles South of Pinetop-Lakeside/Show Low
  • 100% contained
  • June 2016
  • 45,977 acres
  • Undetermined cause

CHIMNEY FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Near Lake Nacimiento
  • San Luis Obispo County
  • 100% contained
  • September 2016
  • 46,344 acres
  • Cause unknown

NORTH FIRE – NEW MEXICO

  • 25 miles SW of Magdalena
  • 100% contained
  • May 2016
  • 42,102 acres
  • Lightning caused

MAPLE FIRE – WYOMING

  • Yellowstone National Park
  • 3.67 miles NE of the town of West Yellowstone
  • 3.57 miles SW of MT Holmes Lookout
  • Active Fire
  • August 2016  – September 2016
  • 42,000 acres
  • Unknown containment status
  • Lightning caused

RAIL FIRE – OREGON

  • 5 miles west of Unity
  • Wallowa – Whitman National Forest
  • Active Fire
  • 95% contained
  • July 2016 – September 2016
  • 41,716 acres
  • Unknown cause

SAND FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Angeles National Forest
  • NB Hwy 14/Sand Canyon
  • 100% contained
  • July 2016 – August 2016
  • 41,432 acres
  • Cause unknown

FIRES OVER 30,000 ACRES

BEAVER CREEK FIRE – COLORADO

  • Routt National Forest
  • 24 miles north of Walden
  • Active Fire
  • 62% containment status
  • 37,674 acres
  • July 2016 – September 2016
  • Unknown cause

BLUE CUT FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Cajon Pass
  • San Bernardino County
  • Off of I-15 and Hwy 138
  • North of San Bernardino
  • 100% contained
  • 36,274 acres
  • July 2016 – August 2016
  • Cause is still under investigation

CHERRY ROAD FIRE – OREGON

  • Vale District
  • East of Owyhee Reservoir
  • 100% contained
  • 35,308 acres
  • August 2016
  • Unknown cause

CLIFF CREEK FIRE – WYOMING

  • 5 miles north of Bondurant
  • Bridger – Teton National Forest
  • Active Fire
  • 97% contained
  • July 2016 – September 2016
  • 33,775 acres
  • Lightning caused

REY FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Los Padres National Forest
  • Near White Rock Day Use Picnic Area
  • Unknown containment status
  • 32,606 acres
  • Cause unknown

GAP FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Klamath National Forest
  • Happy Camp
  • Seiad Valley
  • Active Fire
  • 85% containment status
  • August 2016 – September 2016
  • 31,864 acres
  • Unknown cause

JUNIPER FIRE – ARIZONA

  • Tonto National Forest
  • Approximately 10 miles south of Young
  • 100% contained
  • May 2016 – July 2016
  • 30,631 acres
  • Lightning caused

FIRES OVER 25,000 ACRES

CEDAR FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Sequoia National Forest
  • 5 Miles East of Glennville
  • Active Fire
  • 98% contained
  • August 2016 – September 2016
  • 29,322 acres
  • Cause under investigation

COOPER KING FIRE – MONTANA

  • Lolo National Forest
  • The junction of the Thompson and Clark Fork Rivers
  • Active Fire
  • July 2016 – September 2016
  • 70% contained
  • 28,534 acres
  • Unknown cause

 

Thank you for following us throughout our journey on this Fire Season so far.  Don’t go yet…. Fire Season is still upon us and we will cover Fire news all year round.

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Wildfires Continue to Burn | Friday, August 5 2016

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MUTUAL AID – OUT-OF-AREA RESOURCES

(1)  MAFFS C-130 air tanker and support personnel each from the 153rd Airlift Wing, (Wyoming Air National Guard) and the 302nd Airlift Wing, (Colorado Springs, Air Force Reserve) have been deployed to Boise, ID in support of wildland fire operations.

(1)  Convair 580 airtanker group from British Columbia has been deployed to Billings, MT in support of wildland fire operations.

 

burnout operations

Burnout ops on the Pioneer Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

WILDFIRES BY FIRE NAME ALPHABETICALLY

NEW | 88 Fire (MT):  485 acres.  100% contained. 9 personnel.  4 engines.  $25,000 CTD. County lands.

Anole Fire (LA):  Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, FWS.  33 miles SW of Saint Charles.  Tall grass. Min fire behavior. Structures threatened.  3,566 acres.  90% contained.  8 personnel.  1 engine. 1 copter.  $60,000 CTD.  FWS. ~

NEW | Alatna Complex Fires – 4 fires. (AK):  Tanana Zone, BLM. Previously reported incident. Ten miles west of Alatna, AK. Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior.   113,157 acres. 98% contained.  $1M CTD.  BLM lands. ~

Beaver Creek Fire (CO):  Routt NF.   NIMO (Quesinberry). 24 miles NW  of Walden, CO. Timber and brush. Forest Service lands..Active fire behavior with single tree torching, creeping and backing. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect.. 34,677 acres. 18% contained. 300 personnel.  6 crews. 27 engines. 5 copters, 2 dozers, 1 masticator, 1 feller bunchers and 1 air attack. 17 structures destroyed. $16.6M CTD.  ~

firefighters look at map on a truck hood.

Fire Managers at a briefing on the Beaver Creek Fire (Credit: Mike McMillan)

Blue Lake Fire (MT):  DNRC. Started on BLM land 10 miles southwest of Ennis. Timber and brush.   Moderate fire behavior with torching, spotting and creeping. Residences and sage grouse habitat threatened  629 acres. 44% contained. 113 personnel.  4 crews. 3 engines. 1 copter. 0 structures destroyed.  $2.8M CTD. Private lands. ~

Box Canyon Fire (UT):   Uinta/Wasatch-Cache NF.  23 miles NE of Heber City. Timber and closed timber litter. 56 personnel.  2313 acres.   made good progress on the west side of the Box Canyon fire near Smith and Morehouse Creek. Today, they will continue to keep fire from advancing into Erickson Basin utilizing 2 heavy Helitankers and crews to slow spread. Unknown containment status . ~

Broad Mouth (UT):  Bear River Area, Utah DOF. 15 miles NW of Tremonton. Chaparral and tall grass. Active fire behavior with spotting and running. Structures threatened. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. 15,000 acres. 30% contained. 3 crews. 17 engines. 129 personnel. $10,000 CTD.  3 structures lost.

Butte Fire (MT):  Miles City Field Office.  Started on private land 14 miles SE of Forsyth.  Min fire with backing and creeping.  1617 acres. 20% contained. 85 personnel.  18 engines. 2 copters. $350,000 CTD. ~

NEW | Chuck Box Fire (AZ):  Fort Apache Agency, BIA. Previously reported incident. Thirteen miles south of Heber. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. 2219 acres. 0% contained. 13 personnel.  1 crew.  $150,000 CTD. ~

Clark Fire (CA):  East of US 395 in June and Mammoth Lake areas.  South of Mono Lake in Inyo NF.  150 miles South of Reno.  Started 8/4/2016 by lightning @ 1400 hours.   Timber, brush and short grass. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs and spotting. Evacuations in effect. 200 acres. 10% contained. 120 personnel.  2 crews. 8 engines. 5 copters. $200,000 CTD.  0 structures lost. ~

Forest Service sign burned by the Clark Fire

Inyo National Forest sign burned. on the Clark Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Cliff Creek Fire (WY):    Bridger-Teton NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (DeMasters) to IMT 2 (Bird) occurred yesterday.15 miles East of Hoback, Timber.  Moderate fire behavior with group torching. Structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect. 31,169 acres. 84% contained. 290 personnel. 5 crews. 5 engines. 5 copters. $12.6M CTD. 1 structure lost. ~

Cold Fire (CA):  Off Hwy 128 / W of Pheasants Valley Rd / W of Winters in Yolo County.  Incident Cooperators:  Napa Co FD, Winters FPD, Dixon FPD, Vacaville FPD, North Bay IMT, CHP and Sheriff Offices from Napa Co, Solano Co and Yolo Co. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, creeping and backing. Structures threatened. Road and area closures in effect.  4,700 acres. 15% contained. 903 personnel.  21 crews. 96 engines. 8 copters.  $3.7M CTD. State lands. ~

Comet Fire (ID):   Salmon-Challis NF. 13 miles North of Salmon. Timber and short grass. Min fire behavior.  358 acres. 90% contained. 10 engines. 9 personnel. $1.3M CTD.. ~

Copper King Fire (MT):  Lolo NF.   IMT 2 (Thompson). 7 miles East of Thompson Falls, MT. Timber. . Moderate fire behavior. Residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  1286 acres. 0% contained.  383 personnel.  10 crews. 14 engines.  6 copters.  $1.8M CTD.  0 structures lost. ~

NEW | Eden #4 Fire (AZ):  Coconino NF. Forty-five miles southeast of Flagstaff, AZ. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday. 500 acres. 0% contained. 20 personnel.  2 engines. $25,000 CTD.  Forest Service. ~

NEW | Elk Fire (AZ):  ASF.  1887 acres.  100% contained.  28 personnel.  4 engines.  $55,000 CTD. Forest Service lands. ~

Fuller Fire (AZ):  Grand Canyon National Park.  14,541 acres. North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, near Point Imperial.  121 personnel.  Unknown containment status. ~

Night fires on the Fuller Fire (Flagstaff ICH)

Goose Fire (CA): Fresno Co. Off of Gooseberry Lane / Morgan Canyon, South of Prather.  Transfer of command from Cal Fire IMT 1 (Bravo) back to the local unit will occur today. Min fire activity.  2241 acres. 90% contained.  1294 personnel.  43 crews. 46 engines. 1 copter. $7.6M CTD. 9 structures destroyed.  ~

NEW | Hall Fire (SD):  314 acres. 100% contained. 3 Personnel.  1 Engine. $20,000 CTD. BIA unit. ~

NEWLY REPORTED | Hinson Road Fire (GA).  161 acres. 98% contained.  10 personnel.  2 engines. $35,000 CTD.  State lands. ~

Imperial Fire (AZ):  Imperial National Wildlife Refuge.  FWS. 14 miles North of Yuma. Brush, hardwood litter and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.  100 acres. 50% contained. 29 crews.  1 crew. 1 engine. $330,000 CTD. FWS. ~

Lava Mountain Fire (WY):  Shoshone NF.  Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching, spotting and creeping. Numerous structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  14,471 acres. 80% contained.  7 crews. 36 engines. 7 copters. $16.7M CTD.  ~

McGaffey Fire (NM):  Carson NF.  Camino Ranger District.  Started by lightning.  . ~

Modesto Fire (CA):  Near Hatch/Carpenter.  Vegetation Fire. Stanislaus County.  ~

North Tullock Fire (MT):  MT DNR. 2,720 acres.   20 miles SE of Custer. Timber and tall grass.  2,720 acres. 100% contained. 105 personnel. 1 crew. 11 engines. $770,000 CTD. ~

View of Fire from Mt Manuel

View of Soberanes Fire from Mt Manuel (Credit: Phil Hernandez)

NEW | Outlook Fire (WY):   Uinta/Wasatch-Cache NF.  25 miles South of Mountain View. Timber, heavy logging slash and brush. Moderate fire behavior with torching and creeping. Trail closures in effect. 187 acres. 0% contained.  1 engine. 8 personnel. $230,000 CTD. ~

NEW | Pine Hill Fire (AZ):  COF.  516 acres. 100% contained.  $20,000 CTD.  Forest Service lands.  ~

Pioneer Fire (ID):   Boise NF. IMT 1 (Lund). 5 miles North of Idaho City.  Timber.  Active fire behavior with group torching, spotting and running. Structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  50,478 acres. 27% contained. 43 crews. 52 engines. 10 copters. $21M CTD.  1489 personnel.  5 structures lost.

Poodle Fire (NV):   Winnemucca District, BLM. 20 miles NW of Gerlach. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 6,557 acres.  95% contained.  243 personnel. 8 crews. 6 engines. 2 copters. $1.6M CTD. 0 structures lost. ~

NEW | Porcupine Fire (UT):   Manti-Lasal NF. 16 miles NE of Salina, Timber. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching. 278 acres. 0% contained.  1 engine. 25 personnel. $20,000 CTD. ~

NEWLY REPORTED | Roaring Fire (ID):  Salmon-Challis NF. 31 miles NW of Salmon. Timber. Active fire behavior with short-range spotting, short crown runs and backing. Trail closures in effect. 1500 acres. 0% contained. 1 personnel.  $10,000 CTD. ~

Roaring Lion Fire (MT):    Bitterroot NF. IMT 1 (Poncin). 5 miles SW of Hamilton. Timber.. Moderate fire behavior with group and single tree torching. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, trail and area closures in effect7,753 acres. 15% contained. 735 personnel.  13 crews. 49 engines. 9 copters. 61 structures destroyed.  $3.4M CTD. ~

NEW | Rock Creek Fire (CA):  USFS – Inyo NF.  Rock Creek area, along lower Rock Creek Rd. 10 acres.  CHP traffic control area.  Need #Fire ID to get into area/access to the area. ~

NEWLY REPORTED | Rocky Peak Fire (ID):   Franklin County. 10 miles North of Preston. Brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Residences threatened. 950 acres. 80% contained. 7 engines. 65 personnel.  $70,000 CTD.~

Smoke plume as seen from June Lake Junction.

Smoke plume of fire burning sage on the Clark Fire. (Credit: Dave Marquart)

Sobranes Fire (CA):  Monterey County. Soberanes Creek, Garrapata State Park, north of Palo Colorado/Big Sur. 1 fatality. Cause is an illegal campfire. Unified Command w/CAL Fire – San Benito Monterey, USFS and Los Padres NF . Active fire behavior with torching, uphill runs and backing. Numerous residences threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect. 53,900 acres. 40% contained. 108 crews.  466 engines. 17 copters. 5533 personnel.  $72.8M CTD.  68 structures lost. ~

Tokewana Fire (WY):  Kemerer Field Office.  1,313 acres. Unita County. IMT 2 (Greer). 15 miles South of Mountain View. Timber, brush and short grass.  Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Road closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 1287 acres. 90% contained. 240 acres. 5 crews. 9 engines. 1 copter. 8 structures lost. $3.4M CTD. County Lands. ~

Tribal Fire (UT) :  Salt Lake Field Office, BLM. 25 miles SW  of Tooele.. Grass.   1829 acres. 100% contained. 16 personnel.  4 engines. $70,000 CTD. 0 structures lost. ~

Virginia Mountains Complex (NV):   (2 fires), Carson City District Office, BLM. IMT 2 (Roide). 40 miles N of Reno.  BLM lands. Moderate fire behavior with group torching, backing and smoldering. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 59,727 acres. 73% contained. 16 crews. 19 engines. 8 copters. 607 personnel. $7.3M CTD.  12 structures lost. ~

Whit Fire (WY):  Wyoming State Forestry.  20 miles west of Cody.  Timber, brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with running and flanking. Numerous structures threatened. Trail closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 9652 acres.  0% contained. 237 personnel.  8 crews. 13 engines. 7 copters. 8 structures destroyed.  $301,000 CTD. BLM lands. ~

Drone over the Cold Fire ground CAL Fire air resources today (Credit: CAL Fire)

 

NEW | Yellow Glow Fire (NM):  2000 acres. 100% contained. 22 personnel.  8 engines.  $4,000 CTD. State lands. ~

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Wildfires Have No Boundaries | August 4, 2016

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WILDFIRES NO KNOW BOUNDARIES

We have been posting many 2016 wildfires and you can easily see they seem to be popping up everywhere, prompting both structure firefighters to respond on strike teams to wildland firefighters working extremely hard to suppress.

Here is the most up-to-date list of wildfires for all States excluding Northwest fires (Washington & Oregon).

Rail Fire by inciweb 8.4.2016

Rail Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

WILDFIRES BY FIRE NAME ALPHABETICALLY

NEW | Anole Fire (LA):  Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, FWS.  33 miles SW of Saint Charles.  Tall grass. Moderate fire behavior with wind-driven runs and flanking. Structures threatened. 3,000 acres. 50% contained. 14 personnel.  1 engine. 1 copter. $30,000 CTD.  FWS lands. ~

Baker Fire (CA):  Off of Baker Rd / Plymire Rd, 2 miles NW of Red Bluff. NW Tehama County.  80 acres.  100% containment. ~

NEWLY REPORTED | Baldwin Fire (AZ):  3 miles south of Heber-Overgaard. Started 7/19/2016 by lightning.  4 personnel.  1,735 acres. 100% contained. ~

Beaver Creek Fire (CO):  Routt NF.   NIMO (Quesinberry). 24 miles NW  of Walden, CO. Timber and brush. Forest Service lands. Active fire behavior with group torching, short crown runs and backing. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect. 34,677 acres. 18% contained. 239 personnel.  2 crews. 23 engines. 5 copters. 17 structures lost. $16.6M CTD. Forest Service lands. ~

Blue Lake Fire (MT):  DNRC. Started on BLM land 10 miles southwest of Ennis, MT. Timber and brush.  Moderate fire behavior with torching, spotting and smoldering. Residences and sage grouse habitat threatened.  629 acres. 45% contained.  113 personnel.  4 crews.  3 engines. 1 copter.  $2.8M CTD.  BLM lands. ~

NEW | Box Canyon Fire (UT):   Uinta/Wasatch-Cache NF.  23 miles NE of Heber City, UT. Timber and closed timber litter. Active fire behavior with short crown runs, torching and creeping. Structures threatened. Trail and area closures in effect. 1,968 acres. 25% contained. 81 personnel.  2 crews.  2 engines.  3 copters.  $305,000 CTD.  Forest Service land. ~

NEW | Broud Mouth (UT):  Bear River Area, Utah DOF. 15 miles NW of Tremonton. Chaparral and tall grass. Active fire behavior with spotting and running. Structures threatened. 1,000 acres. 0% contained. 34 personnel.  8 engines. $50,000 CTD. ~

NEW | Butte Fire (MT):  Miles City Field Office.  Started on private land 14 miles SE of Forsyth.  Extreme fire behavior with single tree torching and wind-driven runs. Structures threatened.  1,000 acres. 0% contained.  71 personnel.  14 engines.  2 copters.  $300,000 CTD.  Private lands. ~

NEW | Clark Fire (CA):  East of US 395 in June and Mammoth Lake areas.  South of Mono Lake in Inyo NF.  150 miles South of Reno.  Started 8/4/2016 by lightning @ 1400 hours. 300 personnel.  0% contained.  Clark Canyon, a popular area has been evacuated.  300 acres.  ~

Cliff Creek Fire (WY):    Bridger-Teton NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (DeMasters) to IMT 2 (Bird) occurred yesterday.15 miles East of Hoback, Timber.   Active fire behavior with group torching and short-range spotting. Structures threatened. Evacuations have been lifted. Road, area and trail closures in effect. $12.2M CTD. Forest Service lands. ~

Cold Fire (CA):  Off Hwy 128 / W of Pheasants Valley Rd / W of Winters in Yolo County.  Incident Cooperators:  Napa Co FD, Winters FPD, Dixon FPD, Vacaville FPD, North Bay IMT, CHP and Sheriff Offices from Napa Co, Solano Co and Yolo Co. ~ 4,700 acres. 15% acres. ~ 900+ personnel.  24 crews. 65 engines. 6 air tankers.  8 copters.  22 dozers.  15 water tenders. $909,000 CTD. ~

Comet Fire (ID):   Salmon-Challis NF. 13 miles North of Salmon. Timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Area closure have been lifted.  358 acres. 90% contained.  No personnel/resources assigned.  $1.1M CTD.  Forest Service lands. ~

Copper King Fire (MT):  Lolo NF.   IMT 2 (Thompson). 7 miles East of Thompson Falls, MT. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. Residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect. 1,286 acres.  0% contained.  275 personnel.  5 crews.  10 engines. 7 copters.  $1.3M CTD.  Forest Service lands. ~

Cuermo Fire (NM):  10 miles SW of Abiquiu / 13 miles SE of Coyote on Coyote Ranger District.  Started 8/1/2016.  Has been in monitor patrol status but had some fire activity last night. ~

Diablo Fire (CA):  SW of Patterson in Stanislaus County. 100 acres. 100% contained. ~

Fuller Fire (AZ):  Grand Canyon National Park.  14,541 acres. North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, near Point Imperial.  131 personnel. 14,541 acres. Unknown containment status. ~

Goose Fire (CA): Fresno Co. Off of Gooseberry Lane / Morgan Canyon, South of Prather.   400 structures threatened.  9 destroyed (4 homes/5 outbuildings).  2,241 acres. 80% contained. ~ 9 structures (4 homes, 5 other structures). 1 structure damaged.  ~ Evacatuations and road closures in effect. ~  81 engines.  50 crews.  6 copters. 4 dozers.  21 water tender.  1,657 total personnel. ~

NEW | Grub Fire (CA):  W of Oakhurst.  Madera County.  85 acres. 30% contained. ~

NEW | Hart Fire (CA):  75 acres.  0% contained.  Kern Co FD.  Near WB Hwy 58 and Flat Rd. Slow ROS.  Fire crews making good progress along with air support on knockdown.  Zero impact on Hwy 58. ~

Imperial Fire (AZ):  Imperial National Wildlife Refuge.  FWS. 14 miles North of Yuma. Brush, hardwood litter and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.  100 acres.  50% contained. 58 personnel. 2 crews. 1 engine. $250,000 CTD. FWS lands.. ~

NEW | Johnson Fire (CA):  Incident Cooperators:  Off of Johnson Rd, NEor Orick.  22 acres.  35% contained. ~

Lava Mountain Fire (WY):  Shoshone NF.  14,385 acres.  Shoshone NF. IMT 1 (Martin). 20 miles NW of Dubois, WY. Timber, heavy logging slash and short grass.  Active fire behavior with single tree torching and short-range spotting. Numerous structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect. 14,414 acres.  60% contained. 642 personnel.  11 crews.  38 engines. 8 copters. $16.1M CTD.  Forest Service lands. ~

 

NEW | McGaffey Fire (NM):  Carson NF.  Camino Ranger District.  Started by lightning.  525 acres. 75% contained.  The fire has been managed by a Type 3 organization and will transition back to the district organization today at 6:00 p.m. Last report. ~

NEW | Modesto Fire (CA):  Near Hatch/Carpenter. 3 acres.  Vegetation Fire. Stanislaus County.  ~

North Tullock Fire (MT):  MT DNR. 2,720 acres.   20 miles SE of Custer. Timber and tall grass.  85% contained. 274 personnel.  4 crews.  16 engines. 2 copters.  $575,000 CTD. County land.  ~

Pearson #2 Fire (NM):   Carlsbad Field Office, BLM. 20 miles SW of Hobbs, NM. Brush and tall grass. Min  316 acres. 100% contained.  4 personnel.  1 engine. $15,000 CTD. BLM lands. ~

Pioneer Fire (ID):   Boise NF. IMT 1 (Lund). 5 miles North of Idaho City.  Timber. Active fire behavior with torching, spotting and running. Structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  8,350 acres. 29% contained.  1,482 personnel. 42 crews.  51 engines. 9 copters. 5 structures lost.  $18.9M CTD. Forest Service lands. ~

Poodle Fire (NV):   Winnemucca District, BLM. 20 miles NW of Gerlach. Timber and brush.  Minimal fire behavior. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 6,557 acres.  90% contained. 385 personnel.  14 crews. 10 engines. 3 copters.  $1.5M CTD.  BLM lands. ~

Roaring Lion Fire (MT):    Bitterroot NF. IMT 1 (Poncin). 5 miles SW of Hamilton. Timber. Active fire behavior with group torching, short-range spotting and short crown runs. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, trail and area closures in effect.  7,129 acres.  7% contained.  649 personnel.  10 crews.  47 engines. 9 copters. 64 structures lost. $2.1M CTD.  Forest Service lands. ~

Sobranes Fire (CA):  Monterey County. Soberanes Creek, Garrapata State Park, north of Palo Colorado/Big Sur. 1 fatality. Cause is an illegal campfire. Unified Command w/CAL Fire – San Benito Monterey, USFS and Los Padres NF ~ 51,200  acres. 30% contained. 2000 homes threatened. 57 homes, 11 outbuildings destroyed; 3 structures, 2 outbuildings damaged. Evacuations and road closures in effect. ~ 480 engines. 108 crews. 17 helicopters. 6 Air tankers.  69 dozers. 54 water tenders. 5,552, total personnel. ~

Tokewanna Fire (WY):  Kemmerer Field Office.  1,313 acres. Unita County. IMT 2 (Greer). 15 miles South of Mountain View. Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Evacuations have been lifted. Road, area and trail closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping. 1,287 acres. 90% contained. 370 personnel.  10 crews. 12 engines. 1 copter. 8 structures lost. $3.4M CTD. County lands. ~

Tribal Fire (UT) :  Salt Lake Field Office, BLM. 25 miles SW  of Tooele.. Grass.  Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened. 1,829 acres.  25% contained. 5 engines. 1 copter. $65,000 CTD. BLM lands. ~

Virginia Mountains Complex (NV):   (2 fires), Carson City District Office, BLM. IMT 2 (Roide). 40 miles N of Reno.  BLM lands. Active fire behavior with group torching, uphill runs and backing. Evacuations have been lifted. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 59,727 acres. 68% contained.  707 personnel.  19 crews.  29 engines.  6 copters.  structures lost.  $6.5M CTD.  BLM. ~

Whit Fire (WY):  Wyoming State Forestry.  3,000 acres. 20 miles west of Cody.  Timber, brush and tall grass. Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven and short crown runs. Structures threatened. Evacuations and trail closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened.  1,600 acres. 18% contained.  239 personnel.  2 crews.  23 engines. 5 copters. 17 structures lost.  $250,000 CTD.  BLM lands. ~

Wilson MA Fire (MT) Central Land Office, DNRC. Started on county land 17 miles North of Wolf Creek. Short grass. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. 619 acres. 100% contained.  $50,000 CTD.  County lands. ~

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United States Hit Hard by Wildfires | August 3, 2016

Thank you for joining us on our search and reporting of Wildfires.  We are now back to putting them all in one post, excluding fires from the Northwest.  This is a separate listing of fires.

WILDFIRES

99 Fire (CA):  Off Hwy 99 / Neal Rd.  South of Chico.  550 acres. 100% contained 8/2/2016.

Baker Fire (CA):  Off of Baker Rd / Plymire Rd, 2 miles NW of Red Bluff. NW Tehama County.  80 acres.  10% containment. Forward spread stopped.

Beaver Creek Fire (CO):  Routt NF.   NIMO (Quesinberry). 24 miles NW  of Walden, CO. Timber and brush. Active fire behavior with crowing, group torching and short-range spotting. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect. 34,090 acres.  18% contained. 241 personnel.  4 crews. 23 engines. 5 copters and 2 dozers.  17 structures lost. $16.3M CTD. Forest Service lands.

Beaver Creek Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Beaver Creek Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Blue Lake Fire (MT):  DNRC. Started on BLM land 10 miles southwest of Ennis, MT. Timber and brush. Moderate fire behavior with torching, creeping and smoldering. Residences and sage grouse habitat threatened.  629 acres. 45% contained. 91 personnel.  2 crews.  2 engines. 1 copter.  0 structures lost.   $200,000 CTD.

Cedar Fire (ID):  Nex Perce-Cleanwater NF.  11 miles south of the Powell Ranger Station; 2 miles northwest of Elk Summit. Started 7/17/12016 by lightning. 1,371 acres.  0% contained.  Active fire behavior last night.

7/24/16 aerial view of burnout operations on west flank of Blue Lake Fire

Aerial view of the Blue Lake Fire on 7/24/2016. (Source: Inciweb)

Cliff Creek Fire (WY):    Bridger-Teton NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (DeMasters) to IMT 2 (Bird) occurred yesterday.15 miles East of Hoback,.Timber. Moderate fire behavior with group torching, short-range spotting and smoldering. Structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect. 29,677 acres. 84% contained. 418 personnel. 10 crews. 5 engines. 7 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $11.7M CTD.

Cold Fire (CA):  Off Hwy 128 / W of Pheasants Valley Rd / W of Winters in Yolo County.  4600 ac.  10% contained.  700 personnel.  86 engines.  6 air tankers.  8 copters.  9 bulldozers.  5 water tenders.  Though favorable weather conditions, the fire is still spreading.  Incident Cooperators:  Napa Co FD, Winters FPD, Dixon FPD, Vacaville FPD, North Bay IMT, CHP and Sheriff Offices from Napa Co, Solano Co and Yolo Co.

Comet Fire (ID):   Salmon-Challis NF. 13 miles North of Salmon. Timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Area closure have been lifted.  358 acres. 90% contained.  9 personnel.  $1.1M CTD.

Copper King Fire (MT):  Lolo NF.  1,286 acres.   IMT 2 (Thompson). 7 miles East of Thompson Falls, MT. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with single tree and group torching. Residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  0% contained. 275 personnel.  5 crews.  10 engines. 7 engines. 0 structures lost.  $600,000 CTD.

The Copper King Fire gre to over 500 acres on the first day.

Coppper Fire via aerial view. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Cuermo Fire (NM):  10 miles SW of Abiquiu / 13 miles SE of Coyote on Coyote Ranger District.  Started 8/1/2016.  In  monitor status.

Diablo Fire (CA):  SW of Patterson in Steniasuls County.  200 acres. 65% contained.

Eden Fire (AZ):  Cococino NF.  Started 7/27/2016 by lightning. 4 miles of Clints Well, north of SR 87.  15 personnel.  Type 4 IMT.  500 acres.

Eden Fire: fire in a dense stand of Ponderosa Pine climbs towards the canopy, July 30, 2016 (Tom Stevens, Incident Commander/USFS)

Eden Fire. (Credit: Tom Stevens/IMT/USFS)

Elk Fire (AZ):  Apache – Sitgreaves NFS.  1,887 acres.  5 miles NW of Pinetop. 4 personnel.  100% contained.  Fire behavior is moderate, flanking and backing.

Fire Behavior photo (1)

Elk Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Fuller Fire (AZ):  Grand Canyon National Park.  14,541 acres. North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, near Point Imperial.  139 personnel.  Unknown containment status.

Josh Lange (upper left) instructs on immobilizing a patient on a backboard with a strap system.

Medical drill. on the Fuller Fire. )Courtesy: Inciweb)

Goose Fire (CA): Fresno Co. Off of Gooseberry Lane / Morgan Canyon, South of Prather.  2,241 acres. 70% contained.  400 structures threatened.  9 destroyed (4 homes/5 outbuildings). Evacuations warnings/Road closures in effect.  81 engines, 3 air tankers, 6 copters, 4 dozers, 21 water tenders, 1,657 personnel.  Fire behavior is smoldering, creeping in isolated areas.  Mop-up operations and improvement of containment lines in progress.

Hayden Pass Fire (CO):  16,559 acres.  20 miles SE of Salida.  60 personnel.  60% contained.

Firefighting Vehicle

Fire engine on the Hayden Pass Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Hinson Fire (GA):  Georgia Forestry Commission.9 miles SE of Homerville. Medium logging slash and southern rough. Minimal fire behavior. 161 acres. 98% contained. 10 personnel.  2 engines.  $35,000 CTD.

Imperial Fire (AZ):  Imperial National Wildlife Refuge.  FWS. 14 miles North of Yuma. Brush, hardwood litter and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.  100 acres.  20% contained. 2 crews. 4 engines. 1 copter. $150,000 CTD.

Imperial fire burning CA side of river 7-31-16

Imperial Fire burning on the CA side. (Credit: Lyle Wyatt)

Lava Mountain Fire (WY):  Shoshone NF.  14,385 acres.  Shoshone NF. IMT 1 (Martin). 20 miles NW of Dubois, WY. Timber, heavy logging slash and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations have been lifted. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  14,385 acres. 60% contained.  712 personnel.  12 crews.  46 engines. 9 copters. $15.3M CTD.  Forest Service lands.

Aerial photos of the Lava Mountain Fire.

Lava Mountain Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Lone Fire (NV):  Ely District.  832 acres.

Lower Ebbs Fire (UT):  Fishlake NF.   3.5 miles SW of Scipio, Utah and has burned approximately 5,634 acres. The fire is burning in Ebbs and Wild Goose Canyons.  100% contained.

Image showing a smoke column from a wildfire with a highway in the foreground

Lower Ebbs Fire. (Credit: USFS)

1 hand crew, 2 engines, 1 dozer, 1 type 3 helicopter, and other local resources. Fire behavior is minimal with continued isolated torching, creeping and smoldering within unburned islands of fuels

North Tullock Fire (MT):  MT DNR. 2,720 acres.   20 miles SE of Custer. Timber and tall grass. Active fire behavior with group torching, flanking and running. Residences threatened. Sage grouse habitat threatened.  20% contained. 175 personnel.  2 crews. 27 engines. 4 copters. 0 structures lost. $300,000 CTD. County lands.

North Tullock Fire

North Tullock Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Pearson #2 Fire (NM):   Carlsbad Field Office, BLM. 20 miles SW of Hobbs, NM. Brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with running.  900 acres. 90% contained.  23 personnel.  9 engines. $15,000 CTD.

Firefighter watching a burning tree

Checking for hot spots on the Pioneer Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Pioneer Fire (ID):   Boise NF. IMT 1 (Lund). 5 miles North of Idaho City.  Timber. Active fire behavior with group torching, spotting and running. Structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect. Forest Service land. 48,350 acres. 36% contained. 1,497 personnel. 44 crews. 48 engines. 10 copters. 5 structures.  $16.7M CTD.

Poodle Fire (NV):   Winnemucca District, BLM. 20 miles NW of Gerlach. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 80% contained.  6,557 acres. 411 personnel.  15 crews.  10 engines.  4 copters. 0 structure lost.  $1.3M CTD.

The Poodle Fire started on Saturday, July 30 at approximately 1230.  The fire was started by lightning and is burning in the Poodle Mountain Wilderness Study Area.

Poodle Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Roaring Lion Fire (MT):    Bitterroot NF. IMT 1 (Poncin). 5 miles SW of Hamilton. Timber. Active fire behavior with group torching, short-range spotting and short crown runs. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, trail and area closures in effect.  7,130 acres. 0% contained. 524 personnel.  10 crews. 33 engines. 9 copters.  64 structures lost.  $610,000 CTD.

Roaring Lion Photo - July 31

Roaring Lion Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Sand Fire (CA):  NB 14 Freeway / Sand Canyon in Santa Clarita. Angeles NF.  Start 7/22/2016 @ 1411 hours.  1718 Firefighters. 41,432 acres.

Sand Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Sawmill Creek Fire (WY):  Wyoming State Forestry.  28 acres. Approximately 35 road or 20 air miles from Douglas.  The fire is located on private land..  76 personnel. 50% contained.

Sawmill Creek Fire July 31, 2016

Sawmill Creek Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Incident management will transition from the Southern Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team to Linda Austin IC at 0600 August 4, 2016.

Sheep Creek Fire (UT):  Uinta/Wasatch-Cache NF. 30 miles East of Spanish Fork. Timber, brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with spotting and short crown runs. 600 acres. 5% contained. 160 personnel.  5 crews. 2 engines. 4 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $250,000 CTD.

Sobranes Fire (CA):  Monterey County.  46,700 acres. 25% contained. 2000 homes threatened.  57 homes & 11 outbuildings destroyed.  3 structures and 2 outbuildings damaged.  1 fatality.  Cause is from an illegal campground in the Garrapata State Park

View from Cachagua Road towards the west

Sobranes Fire. (Credit: Tom Plymale)

near Soberanes Creek. .  Evacuations in effect/ some lifted in other areas.   Donation Center:  @ Big Sur State Park Multi-Agency Bldg, 47555 Hwy1, Big Sur, CA 93920.  Montereyco.recovers.org.  Phone #831-667-2315. Register for Reverse 911 up to 3 phone lines by going to their website @ http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/oes.

108 crews.  17 copters.  6 air tankers.  69 dozers.  54 water tenders.  5,555 personnel.  Incident Cooperators:  USFS, CA State Parks & Rec, CHP, Monterey County Sheriff Office, Monterey Penn Regional Parks District, Red Cross, CA Conservation Corps, CAL-OES, CA Fish & Wildlife, Carmel Highaldns  FPD, Monterey Co FPD, Big Sur VF Brigade, CSUMB, SPCA, United Way and PG & E.

Unified Command w/CAL Fire – San Benito Monterey, USFS and Los Padres NF.

Tokewanna Fire (WY):  Kemmerer Field Office.  1,313 acres. Unita County. IMT 2 (Greer). 15 miles South of Mountain View. Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching. Structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened.  58% contained. 497 personnel.  15 crews.  17 engines. 7 copters.  8 structures lost. $2.9M CTD. County lands.

August 2, 2016

Drawing water on the Tokewanna Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Tribal Fire (UT) :  Salt Lake Field Office, BLM. 25 miles SW  of Tooele.. Grass. Active fire behavior with running. Structures threatened.  650 acres. 25% contained. 31 personnel.  5 engines. 1 copter. $50,000 CTD.

Virginia Mountains Complex (NV):   (2 fires), Carson City District Office, BLM. IMT 2 (Roide). 40 miles N of Reno.  Brush and short grass. Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven and flanking. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 59,727 acres. 68% contained. 700 personnel.  20 crews.  29 engines. 7 copters. 12 structures lost. $4.6M CTD.

Smoke plume rises from Tule Fire on August 2. Photo taken from the ICP

The Tule Fire on the Virginia Mountains Complex Fire (Source: Inciweb)

WF Unit 3 2016 Fire (TX):   McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge, FWS. 17 miles  of Winnie, TX. Tall grass. Active fire behavior.  161 acres. 98% contained.  12 personnel.  1 copter.  $20,000 CTD.

Whit Fire (WY):  Wyoming State Forestry.  3,000 acres. 20 miles west of Cody.

Whit Fire

Whit Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Wild 7 Fire (MT):  Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, FWS. 23 miles SE of Zortman, MT. Timber and short grass. Moderate fire behavior. 300 acres. 0% contained. 11 personnel.  2 engines. $75,000 CTD.

Wilson MA Fire (MT) Central Land Office, DNRC. Started on county land 17 miles North of Wolf Creek. Short grass. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. 500 acres. 0% contained. Zero personnel and/or resources assigned to this fire. $50,000 CTD.

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U.S. WILDFIRES | By State| August 29, 2015 Saturday

CALIFORNIA

CABIN FIRE:  8 mi NE of Camp Nelson in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia NF. Start 7/19/15. Lightning. 32 Personnel. 6980 Acres. 96% contained.

Red River Complex Fire [Rattlesnake Fire]. Photo Courtesy: Inciweb

CUESTA FIRE:  East of SR101 between San Luis Obispo and Santa Margarita. Start 8/16/15. Car Fire. 434 Personnel. 2446 Acres. 100% contained.

DEMOCRAT FIRE:  Democrat Gulch, west of Weaverville. Start 8/25/15 @ 1408PDT. Cause unknown. 514 Personnel. 25 Engines. 22 Crews. 3 Dozers. 11 Water Tenders. 128 Acres. 85% contained.

FORK COMPLEX:  Community of Hayfork. Start 7/30/15. Lightning. 294 Personnel. 36,499 Acres. 97% contained.

GASQUET FIRE:  Gasquet Ranger District. Start 8/3/15 Lightning. 755 Personnel. 23,542 Acres. 27% containment.

–> Coon Fire:  5657 Acres. 74% containment.

–> Peak Fire:  9663 Acres. 5% contained.

–>  Bear Fire:  7324 Acres. 14% contained.

–> Feeder Fire:  898 Acres. 100% contained.

HORSE FIRE:  Saddle Mountain Road, 6 miles NE Shelter Cove. Start 8/18/15 @1830 PDT.  Cause under investigation. 499 Personnel. 16 Fire Engines. 14 Crews. 4 Helicopters. 1 Dozer. 6 Water Tenders. 148 Acres. 96% contained. In mop-up mode.

A dozer begins to work.

Dozer Operations. [Photo Credit: Brad Clark]

MAD RIVER COMPLEX:  2.5 mi to the SW of Spanish Mtn & 5 mi N of Hume Lake. Start 7/30/15. Lightning. 288 Personnel. 37,278 Acres. 88% contained.

NICKOWITZ FIRE:  Nickowitz Peak. Start 8/1/15. Lightning. 273 Personnel. 6631 Acres. 55% contained.

RIVER COMPLEX:  New River Drainage near the communities of Dailey Ranch, Hoboken and Denny. Start 7/30/15. Lightning. 531 Personnel. 67,225 Acres. 29% contained.

ROUTE COMPLEX:  Mad River,Dinsmore, Hyampom. Start 7/30/15. Lightning. 657 Personnel. 35,674 Acres. 93% contained.

Falls Creek Fire Aug 25th

Falls Creek Fire / OR [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

ROUGH FIRE:  2.5 miles to the southwest of Spanish Mountain and 5 miles North of Hume Lake. Start 7/31/15. Lightning. Fuels:  Timber, chaparral, tall grass. 2033 Personnel. 60,238 Acres. 25% containment.

SOUTH COMPLEX:  Hyampom, south of 299 along the 60 Road. Start 7/30/15. Lightning. 605 Personnel. 29,275 Acres. 65% contained.

SUMMIT FIRE:  near Snow Summit Mountain Resort, south of Big Bear Lake. Start 8/23/15. Cause unknown. 118 Personnel. 55 Acres. 85% contained.

TEXAS FIRE:   Lytle Creek Road x Glen Helen Pkwy.  Start: 8/28/15 0947. Cause unknown. Chaparral. 1 Acre. 0% contained.

IDAHO

BALDY [ID] FIRE:  14 Miles WNW of Elk City. Start 8/10/15.  Lightning. 283 Personnel. 2220 Acres. 9% contained.

plane scoops up water

Plane scoops up water on the Carpenter Road Fire [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

BOBCAT FIRE:  15 miles north of Salmon, ID on the Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. Start 8/14/15 @ 1600 hours. Lightning. 41 Personnel. 237 Acres. 80% contained.

CAMPBELL FIRE:  In the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, 10 miles southeast of Dixie. Start 8/13/15. Lightning. 29 Personnel. 6720 Acres. Unknown % of containment status.

CLARK FORK COMPLEX:  6 miles NE and 9 mi. S of Clark Fork, Idaho; 5 mi. N of Noxon, MT.  Start 8/13/15. Lightning. 323 Personnel. 13,762 Acres. 35% contained.

CLEARWATER COMPLEX:  Most of the Complex is adjacent to Kamiah, ID. Other fire locations are in the vicinity of Kooskia, Craigmont, Ruebens, Greer, Woodland, and Harrisburg.  Start 8/10/15. Lightning.  607 Personnel.  67,992 Acres. 75% contained.

Smoke Collumn

Smoke column on the Carpenter Road Fire [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

COUGAR FIRE:   3 mi SW of Warm Lake and 20 mi NE of Cascade. Start 8/13/15 Lightning. 329 Personnel. 1237 Acres. 81% contained.

ELEVEN MILE FIRE:  15 miles west of Challis, in the Yankee Fork Drainage.  Start 8/24/15.  Lightning. 227 Personnel. 8,000 Acres. No % on containment status.

FISHER FIRE:  7 mi N of Craigmont in the Big Canyon area. Start 8/12/15. Lightning. 132 Personnel. 21,640 Acres. 75% containment.

GRIZZLY COMPLEX: In the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River drainage, near Grizzly Peak.  Start 8/10/15.  Lightning. 181 Personnel. 15,703 Acres. Unknown Personnel or containment status.

Smoke Collumn

Smoke billows from the mountainside on the Carpenter Road Fire [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

LARKIN COMPLEX:  30 miles northeast of Pierce. Start 8/17/15. Lightning. Unknown Personnel or containment status. 4988 Acres.

LOCHSA SOUTH COMPLEX:  South side of the Lochsa River drainage from Warm Springs to the Selway River. Start 8/15/15. Lightning. 5535 Acres. No status on # of personnel or containment status.

MIDDLE FORK COMPLEX FIRES:  North Fork Ranger District. Start 8/11/15. Lightning. 5115 Acres. Unknown personnel, containment status.

MOTORWAY COMPLEX:  Numerous fires 10 miles east of Kooskia, 4 miles east of Pierce, 1 mile north of Syringa. Start 8/14/15.  Lightning. 429 Personnel. 30,974 total Acres. 2% contained.

The moon in the sky visible during night burnout operations.

Moonlight and night burnout operations [Photo Credit: Kyle Miller Wyoming IHC]

–> Jay Point Fire:  1.5 mi W of Powell, 1 mi downriver from Powell Power Station.   Detected 8/17/15. Lightning caused. 148 Personnel. 3753 Acres. 0% contained.

Sunset on the Motorway Complex.

unset on the Motorway Complex. Photo taken on 08/24/15 [Photo Credit: by Kevin Korbel]

MUNICIPAL COMPLEX FIRE:   Clearwater, Lewis and Nez Perce Counties. Start 8/18/15. Human caused. 607 Personnel. 67,992 Acres. 75% contained.

NEW SELWAY 2015 FIRE:  4 miles WNW and 7 miles NE of Elk City. Start 8/10/15.  Lightning. 283 Personnel. 31,691 Acres. 0% containment.

PARKER RIDGE:  7 mi SW of Porthill. Start 7/29/15. Lightning. 82 Personnel. 6252 Acres. 27% contained.

RAPID FIRE:  2 mi SE of McCall, Idaho, E of Jug Handle Mtn. Start 8/14/15. Lightning. 314 Personnel. 5869 Acres. 37% Contained.

–>  Slide Fire:  7 1/4 mi E of Lowell. 3 mi East of the homes on the Selway River. Start 8/13/15. 9953 Acres. Lightning. 148 Personnel.

RED RIVER COMPLEX:  Southern portion of the Red River Ranger District including two Wilderness Areas. Start 8/17/15  Lightning. 11,800 Acres. No # of personnel or containment status.

SCURVY MTN FIRE:  28 miles east and northeast of Pierce. Started 8/21/15 @ 1130. Lightning. 381 Acres.  Unknown personnel & containment status.

TEPEE SPRINGS FIRE:  Located in the area of Tepee Springs and Hazard Creek. 20 mi S of Riggins, Idaho; on E side of Hwy 95. 22 mi NW of McCall and N of Goose Lake. Start 8/12/15 @ 0730. Lightning.  710 Personnel.  40,665 Acres. 30% contained.

Night Ops

Danger lurks in the darkness on the Carpenter Road Fire [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

TOWER FIRE:  Wildfire On The Pend Oreille Divide With Fire On Both The Colville And Idaho Panhandle National Forests. Start 8/11/15. Lightning. 755 Personnel. 16,335 Acres. 10% containment.

WASH FIRE:  8 mi E of Lowell. About 5 mi E of houses on the Selway River. Start 8/13/15.  Lightning. 31,608 Acres. Unknown status or personnel assigned.

WILDERNESS COMPLEX:    Selway-Bitteroot Wilderness. Start 8/21/15. Lightning. 8 Personnel. 14,900 Acres. 1% contained.

WOODRAT FIRE:  1  mile N and W of the community of Syringa. Start 8/14/15. Lightning caused. 4654 Acres. 2% contained.

Night photo of burnout operations.

Burnout operations on the southeast side of the Woodrat Fire on 08/22/15. [Photo Credit: Kyle Miller Wyoming IHC]

MONTANA

BEAR LAKE FIRE:  1/2 north of Bear Lake in the West Pioneer Mountains near Wisdom. Start 8/20/15.  Lightning. 200 Personnel. 4117 Acres. Unknown status.

GOAT ROCK COMPLEX:  SW of Libby. Start 8/20/15. Lightning. 78 Personnel. 4492 Acres. 0 % containment.

LITTLE JOE FIRE:  7 miles southwest of St. Regis on the Superior Ranger District. Start Unknown.  Lightning. 120 Acres. 17 Firefighters.

Little Joe Mtn. [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

MOUNT SILCOX FIRE:  North of Silcox Peak on the main ridge at over 6,000 feet elevation. Detected by helicopter working on another nearby fire.  Start 8/25/15. No threats to structures. High elevation Fire. Approx 60 acres.

MORRELL COMPLEX:  7 mi N of Seeley Lake. Start 8/14/15. Lightning. 211 Personnel. 795 Acres. 50% contained.

REYNOLDS CREEK FIRE:  4.4 miles East of Logan Pass.  Start 7/21/15. Cause under Investigation. 4850 Acres. 90% containment.

Structure protect group at nght near potentially threatened structures

A Structure protection group patrolling on the night shift during the Okanogan Complex Fires in WA. [Photo Credit: Jeremiah Mushen]

SPOTTED BEAR DISTRICT FIRES:   22 fires. 0% containment. 3566 Acres. Start 8/10/15. Lightning. Located in Spotted Bear Ranger District in the Flathead National Forest..

SQUEEZER FIRE:  Squeezer Ridge north of Swan Peak.  Detected 8/25/15.  Lightning. 80 Personnel. 114 Acres. 0% contained.

SUCKER CREEK FIRE:  Helena NF. 8/10/15. Cause unknown. 150 Personnel. 2850 Acres. 55% contained.

THOMPSON-DIVIDE FIRE:  Glacier National Park & Flathead National Forest. Start 8/9/15. Lightning. 3 fires. 332 Personnel. 18,893 Acres. 14% contained.

TRAILS CREEK FIRE:  2 miles East of Spotted Bear Ranger Station. Start 8/12/15. Lightning. 33 Personnel.  12,250 Acres. 0% contained.

Trail Creek Fire

Trail Creek Fire [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

WEST FORK FISH CREEK FIRE: 15 miles southwest of Tarkio.  Start 8/14/15. Lightning. 2900 Acres. No # of personnel or containment status known.

WHIPCRACKER FIRE:  Elkhorn Mountains in the Whipcracker Gulch area (T7N, R1E, Sec 29). Start 8/27/15.  Lightning. 40 Personnel. 12 Acres. 95% contained.

Smoke column from fire activity

Whipcracker Fire. [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

OREGON

CANYON CREEK COMPLEX:  South of the towns of John Day and Canyon City. Start 8/12/15. Lightning. Threatened:  75 homes.  Damaged:  50 homes.  Destroyed:  39 homes, 11 minor structures.  Fuels:  Timber, medium logging slash, and short grass. 759 Personnel. 14 Crews. 9 Helicopters. 67 Engines. 86,929 Acres. 44% contained.

COLLIER BUTTE FIRE:  18 mi E of Gold Beach in Gold Beach Ranger District. Start 8/2/15. Lightning. Threatened: 1 non-residential commercial property. 0 Homes threatened. 155 Personnel. 3 Crews. 2 Helicopters. 6 Engines. Fuels:  Timber, slash and brush. 11,110 Acres. 55% contained.

CORNET-WINDY RIDGE FIRE: 4 mi W of Durkee. Start 8/11/2015. Unknown cause. Destroyed:  4 homes. 21 other structures. 33 Personnel. 1 Crew. 4 Engines. 102,089 Acres. 85% containment.

COUNTY LINE 2 FIRE:  US Hwy 26 MP 100 to 92, just north of Warm Springs. Start 8/12/15. Unknown cause. Threatened:  955 homes, 22 mixed commercial/residentiall. Destroyed: 4 homes, 3 minor structures. 553 Personnel. 14 Crews. 3 Helicopters. 21 Engines. Fuels: Brush, short grass. 66,374 Acres. 72% contained.. 

EAGLE COMPLEX:  20 mi NW of Richland, OR. Start 8/11/15. lightning. Threatened:  21 single residences, 30 minor structures. Destroyed:  1 home.  327 Personnel. 7 Crews. 4 Helicopters. 12 Engines. 12,298 Acres. 25% contained.

ELDORADO FIRE:   5 mi of Unity.  Start 8/14/15. Unknown cause. Destroyed: 1 home, 3 other structures. Fuels: Grass, timber and brush. 32 Personnel. 1 Crew. 4 Engines. 20,635  Acres. 90% contained.

Firefighter in dense smoke with a bandanna over his face.

Firefighter protects his face in the dense smoke on the Okanogan Complex fires in WA. [Photo Credit: Alan Barbian]

FALLS CREEK FIRE:  5 mi SW of Joseph, Oregon near Hurricane Creek Trailhead. Start: 8/22/15. Unknown cause. Threatened:  60 single primary homes. Fuels:  Timber and grass. 168 Personnel. 6 Crews and 7 Engines. 15% contained.

GRIZZLY BEAR COMPLEX:  20 mile SE of Dayton, WA on the Umatilla National Forest, in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness, and on private lands protected by Washington DNR and by the Oregon Department of Forestry. Lightning caused. Timber and short grass. 72,421 Acres. Firefighters working on containment and battling increased winds. 558 Personnel. 8 Crews. 5 Helicopters. 31 Engines. Threatened: 400 homes, 35 non-residential commercial properties & 35 minor structures.  Destroyed:  5 homes & 28 other structures. 10% contained.

NATIONAL CREEK COMPLEX:  10 miles SW of Diamond Lake. Start 8/1/15. Lightning. No Threats at this time. Fuels:  Timber litter, light logging slash. 287 Personnel. 2 Crews. 5 Helicopters. 11 Engines. 13,211 Acres. 40% contained.

STOUTS CREEK FIRE:  16 miles east of Canyonville; 1 mile south of Milo, OR. Start 7/30/15. Human-caused; Mowing During Hours Prohibited By Fire Restrictions. Threatened:  158 single residences, non-residential commercial structures. Fuels: Timber (litter and understory), Brush and Medium Logging Slash. 417 Personnel. 8 Crews. 4 Helicopters. 11 Engines. 26,452 Acres. 84% contained.  

WILLAMINA CREEK FIRE:  45 mi SW of Portland, 10 mi N of Willamina. Start 8/19/15. Unknown Cause. Fire Fuels:  Timber and logging slash.  63 Personnel. 5 Crews. 2 Engines. 230 Acres. 97% contained.

WASHINGTON

ALDER LAKE:  7 mi S of Eatonville. . Lightning caused. Started 7/26/15. 119 Personnel. 3 Crews. 7 Engines. Threatened: 15 residences & 20 minor structures, 253 acres. 10% contained. Current weather conditions: [2225 8/28]. 68F with rain showers. Visibility: 10 miles. Humidity: 68%. Wind:  3NNW.

Alder Lake Fire on 08-24-2015

Alder Lake [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

CARPENTER ROAD FIRE:  35 mi NW of Spokane; N and E of Carpenter Road and Mudget Lake Road. Cause still unknown but under investigation. Significant growth to the NE.  New containment lines to be constructed.  Timber and grass.  Threatened:  600 structures and residences; 5 commercial properties & 160 other structures. 575 Personnel. 11 Crews. 53 Engines. 25% contained.

CHELAN COMPLEX:  1 mile S of Chelan.  Cause unknown.  91,172 Total Acres. 52% contained. Threatened:  1330 structures, 150 commercial structures, 650 minor structures.  Destroyed: 21 homes, 23 minor structures. Fuels:  Short grass, brush, timber . 963 Personnel, 21 Crews, 8 Helicopters, 69 Engines.

–> First Creek Fire: 6800 Acres. 25% contained. Threatened:  420 single residences, 73 multi-unit residences, 63 minor other structures.  Damaged:  22 commercial structures. Destroyed:  12 Homes. 7 other structures. 263 Personnel. 9 Crews. 2 Helicopters. 23 Engines.  Water drops & structure protection continue.

–> Wolverine Fire:   3 mi NW of Lucerne. Start 6/29/15.  Lightning. Threatened: 121 single homes, 80 mixed, 75 minor structures and 12 non-residential commercial structures. Fuels:  Timber, brush. 226 Personnel. 1 Crew. 1 Helicopter. 17 Engines. 64,849 Acres. 28% contained.

COMMUNITY MEETING –> August 29 [Saturday] at 7:00pm at the Performing Arts Center, Chelan High School, 215 W. Webster Way, Chelan, WA. #ChelanComplex

COLVILLE COMPLEX:  10 miles radius of Kettle Falls. Stevens and Ferry Counties. Human caused. Threatened: 294 residences & 155 other structures.  Damaged:  22 homes. Destroyed:  2 homes, 16 other structures.  Timber, grass, brush. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. 486 Personnel. 12 Crews. 31 Engines. 10,800 Acres.. 48% containment.

Night burn operations on Graves Mountain

Graves Mtn Fire on the Colville Complex / SE Flank. [Photo Courtesy: Inciweb]

 –> Gold Hill Fire:  95% contained.

–> Marble Valley Fire:  96% contained

COUGAR CREEK FIRE:  6 mi NW of Glenwood. Lightning caused. Threatened:  10 homes. 527 Personnel. 11 Crews. 6 Helicopters. 26 Engines. 49,200 Acres. 25% contained. Brush, grass, timber. Extensive bug-killed timber in north half of fire.

KANISKU COMPLEX:  35 mi E of Colville, 15 mi NW of Newport. Lightning caused. Threatened:  218 homes, 1038 commercial along with 490 minor structures. 755 Personnel. 17 Crews. 3 Helicopters. 21 Engines. Fuels:  Timber and old logging slash. 17,510 Acres. 10% containment.

–> Baldy: 515 ac. 80% contained.

— > Grease Creek:  75 ac. 0% contained.

–> Onata Creek:  300 ac. 0% contained.

–> Hall Mtn:  20 ac. 0% contained.

–> Slate Creek: 1 ac. 0% contained.

–> S Fork State Trail – D5.  10 ac. 0% containment.

https://i1.wp.com/inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WANES/2015-08-17-0831-Okanogan-Complex/medium/2015_08_27-15.38.18.389-CDT.jpeg

Capturing Heroes on the Front line [Photo Credit: Alan Barbian]

KETTLE COMPLEX:  26 mi NW of Colville.Colville National Forest, private, DNR. 862 Personnel. 12 Crews. 6 Helicopters. 65 Engines. Threatened:  2600 homes. 70 mixed commercial & residential.  Destroyed: 1 home. Red Cross Shelters: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 851 S. Miner St., Colville —  American Legion, 1057 Highway 395 N, Kettle Falls — the Inchelium Community Health Center, 39 Shortcut Road, Inchelium, WA.

–> Stickpin Fire:  100% contained.

–> Graves Mtn Fire:  1200 Acres. 15% contained.

–> Roy Fire:   No data.

–> Renner Fire: 11,776 Acres.

–>  Marble Valley Fire:  50 mi NW of Spokane. 3087 ac. 85% containment.

NORTH STAR FIRE:  25 miles N of Coulee Dam. Human caused. Threatened: 3,000 homes. 225 commercial & 1,000 other structures.  808 Personnel. 12 Crews. 2 Helicopters. 62 Engines. Fuels:  Timber, heavy logging slash, grass. 190,000 ac. 22% contained.

OKANOGAN COMPLEX:  7-11 miles NE and NW of Omak. Lightning. Threatened: 5140 single residences.  Destroyed: 94 homes, 63 other structures. Fuels:  Timber and short grass. 1831 Personnel. 33 Crews. 7 Helicopters.  173 Engines. 302,224 Acres. 12% contained.

A fire engine is seen as a reflection in the side mirror of a vehicle

Fire reflections on the Okanogan Complex Fires [Photo Credit: Alan Barbian]

UPPER SKAGIT COMPLEX:  Directly North of the town of Newhalem. Lightning. Threatened: 88 mixed commercial/residential.  Damaged:  2 commercial structures. Fuels:  Timber & short grass. 205 Personnel. 3 Crews. 2 Helicopters. 17 Engines.  7978 Acres. 37% containment.

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Disclaimer:  Photos/Images are not ours and we do not lay claim to them. Photographers have been credited to the best of our knowledge.

Sources:  Inciweb, NWCC, other locations

 

U.S. WILDFIRES | By State| August 23, 2015 | AM Update

ARIZONA

Ojo Blanco Fire: E slope of Mt Fagan.60 personnel.893 ac.0% contained.

CALIFORNIA

Cabin Fire:  8 mi NE of Camp Nelson in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia NF. 89 personnel. 6945 ac. 96% contained.

Cuesta Fire:  East of SR101 between San Luis Obispo and Santa Margarita. 1710 personnel. 3500 ac. 70% contained.

Fork Complex:  Community of Hayfork. 1498 personnel. 36,499 ac. 78% contained.

Gasquet Fire:  Gasquet Ranger District. 631 personnel. 16,002 ac. 16% contained.

Horse Fire:  Saddle Mountain Road, 6 miles NE Shelter Cove. 872 personnel. 137 ac. 39% contained.

Jerusalem Fire:  Jerusalem Valley area, northeast of Middletown. 372 personnel. 25,118 ac. 99% contained.

Mad River Complex:  2.5 mi to the SW of Spanish Mtn & 5 mi N of Hume Lake.  2275 personnel. 47,079 miles. 3% contained.

Nickowitz Fire:  Nickowitz Peak. 391 personnel. 5295 ac. 53% contained.

Peterson Fire:  Off Peterson Lane and Adobe Creek Road, near Kelseyville. 675 personnel. 200 ac. 17% contained.

River Complex:  New River Drainage near the communities of Dailey Ranch, Hoboken and Denny. 637 personnel. 50,065 ac. 23% contained.

Route Complex:  Mad River,Dinsmore, Hyampom. 779 personnel. 34,963 ac. 35% contained.

Rough Fire:  2.5 mi to the SW of Spanish Mtn & 5 mi N of Hume Lake.  2275 Personnel. 47,079 ac. 3% contained.

South Complex:  Hyampom, south of 299 along the 60 Road. 908 personnel. 24,089 ac. 55% contained.

Walker Fire:  About 2 mi SW of Lee Vining. 231 personnel. 3676 acres. 73% contained.

IDAHO

Bobcat Fire:  15 miles north of Salmon, ID on the Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. 383 personnel. 237 ac. 25% contained.

Campbell Fire:  In the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, 10 miles southeast of Dixie. 22 personnel. 2800 ac. Unknown % of containment.

Clark Fork Complex:  6 miles NE and 9 mi. S of Clark Fork, Idaho; 5 mi. N of Noxon, MT.  209 personnel. 12,009 ac. Unknown % of containment.

Clearwater Complex:  Most of the Complex is adjacent to Kamiah, ID. Other fire locations are in the vicinity of Kooskia, Craigmont, Ruebens, Greer, Woodland, and Harrisburg.  758 personnel. 45,243 ac. 40% contained.

Cougar Fire:  3 mi SW of Warm Lake and 20 mi NE of Cascade. 363 personnel. 811 ac. 48% contained.

Fisher Fire:  7 mi N of Craigmont in the Big Canyon area. 132 personnel. 21,640 ac. 75% contained.

Grizzly Bear Complex: n the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River drainage, near Grizzly Peak. 137 personnel. 6865 ac. 0% containment.

Lawyer Complex:  Most of the Complex is adjacent to Kamiah, ID. Other fire locations are in the vicinity of Kooskia, Craigmont, Ruebens, Greer, Woodland, and Harrisburg. 758 personnel. 45,243 ac. 40% contained.

Middle Fork Complex Fires:  North Fork Ranger District. Unknown personnel & containment status.  4495 ac.

Motorway Complex:  Numerous fires 10 miles east of Kooskia, 4 miles east of Pierce, 1 mile north of Syringa. Unknown # of personnel. 15,116 ac. 5% contained.

Parker Ridge:  7 mi SW of Porthill. 75 personnel. 6197 ac. Unknown % of containment.

Rapid Fire:  2 mi SE of McCall, Idaho, E of Jug Handle Mtn. 423 personnel. 3584 ac. 12% containment.

Slide Fire:  7 1/4 mi E of Lowell. 3 mi East of the homes on the Selway River. 72 personnel. 2400 ac. 0% containment.

Tepee Fire:  Located in the area of Tepee Springs and Hazard Creek. 20 mi S of Riggins, Idaho; on E side of Hwy 95. 22 mi NW of McCall and N of Goose Lake. 520 personnel.10,979 ac. 20% containment.

Tower Fire:  Wildfire On The Pend Oreille Divide With Fire On Both The Colville And Idaho Panhandle National Forests. 558 personnel. 11,159 ac. 2% contained.

Wash:  8 mi E of Lowell. About 5 mi E of houses on the Selway River. Unknown # of personnel or containment status. 7050 ac.

Woodrat Fire:  1  mile N and W of the community of Syringa. # of personnel unknown. 2806 ac. 5% contained.

MONTANA

Bear Creek Fires:  Flathead National Forest, Spotted Bear Ranger District. 37 personnel. 18,000 ac. Unknown Containment status.

Bear Lake Fire:  1/2 north of Bear Lake in the West Pioneer Mountains near Wisdom. 50 personnel. 1010 ac. Unknown containment status.

Clark Fork Complex:  6 miles NE and 9 mi. S of Clark Fork, Idaho; 5 mi. N of Noxon. 209 personnel. 12,009 ac. Unknown containment status.

Family Peak Complex:  Lewis & Clark NF. 941 ac. Unknown containment.

Morrell Complex:  7 mi N of Seeley Lake. 130 personnel. 516 ac. 10% contained.

Northeast Kootenai Complex: Fortine. 320 personnel. 3300 ac. Unknown containment status.

Scotchmans Gulch Fire:  Approximately 14 miles west/northwest of Philipsburg, MT T 8 N R 16 W sections 27 and 28. 150 personnel. 210 ac. 80% contained.

Sucker Creek Fire:  Helena NF. 220 personnel. 2770 ac. 45% contained.

Thompson-Divide Complex:  Glacier National Park & Flathead National Forest. 268 personnel. 14,702 ac. Unknown containment status.

Three Sisters Fire:  35 miles North East of Swan Lake – Spotted Bear River Drainage. 5 personnel. 431 ac. Unknown containment status.

OREGON

Canyon Creek Complex:  South of the towns of John Day and Canyon City. 832 personnel. 69,606 ac. 23% contained.

Collier Butte Fire:  18 mi E of Gold Beach. 277 personnel. 9400 ac. 35% contained.

Cornet-Windy Ridge Fire: 4 mi W of Durkee. 351 personnel. 103,887 ac. 80% containment.

County Line 2 Fire:  Warm Springs Reservation, North of Warm Springs. 598 personnel. 64,701 ac. 63% containment. 

Eagle Complex:  20 mi NW of Richland, OR. 326 personnel. 6540 ac. 5% contained.

Eldorado Fire: 40 mi E of John Day. 20,611 ac. 65% contained.

Falls Creek Fire:  4 mi SW of Joseph, Oregon near Hurricane Creek Trailhead. 200 ac. Fire started 8/22 at midnight. No containment status.

Grizzly Bear Complex:  20 mile SE of Dayton, WA on the Umatilla National Forest, in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness, and on private lands protected by Washington DNR and by the Oregon Department of Forestry. 395 personnel. 61,150 ac. Unknown containment status.

Stouts Creek Fire:  16 miles east of Canyonville; 1 mile south of Milo, OR.  694 personnel. 26,208 ac. 84% contained. Cause Determined: Human-caused; Mowing During Hours Prohibited By Fire Restrictions

Willamina Creek Fire:  45 mi SW of Portland. 216 ac. 20% containment.

WASHINGTON

Alder Lake [NEW]:  7 mi S of Eatonville. 110 ac. 2% contained. Lightning caused. Started 7/26/15. Not previously reported.

Carpenter Road Fire:  35 mi NW of Spokane; N and E of Carpenter Road and Mudget Lake Road. 344 personnel. 29,551 ac. 8% contained.

Chelan Complex:  872 personnel total.87,412 ac. 35% contained. Wolverine Fire:   49,570 ac. 30% contained. First Creek:  3541 ac. 2% contained. Blankenship:  180 ac. 0% contained.

Colville Complex:  Stevens and Ferry Counties. 275 personnel. 8295 ac. Unknown % containment.

Cougar Creek:  6 mi NW of Glenwood. 552 personnel. 30,421 ac. 15% contained.

Gold Hill Fire:  1 mi NE of Kettle Falls. 95 personnel. 557 ac. 70% contained.

Kanisku Complex:  35 mi E of Colville. 11,159 ac. 2% containment. Baldy: 515 ac. 80% contained. Grease Creek:  75 ac. 0% contained. Onata Creek:  300 ac. 0% contained. Hall Mtn:  20 ac. 0% contained. Slate Creek: 1 ac. 0% contained. S Fork State Trail – D5.  10 ac. 0% containment.

Kettle Complex:  Northern Ferry County, Washington Colville National Forest, private, DNR. 800 personnel. 59,321 ac. 15% contained. [Graves Mtn Fire transferred to OR IMT #2]

Marble Valley Fire:  50 mi NW of Spokane. 3087 ac. 85% containment.

North Star:  25 miles N of Coulee Dam. 466 personnel. 140,000 ac. No % of containment status available.

Okanogan Complex:  Fires within 15 mile radius from the town of Omak and immediately east of Twisp. 1041 personnel. 227,206 ac. 10% contained.

Paradise Fires:  Approx 13 mi N/NE of Quinault [Olympic National Park]. 52 personnel. 2599 ac. 40% contained.

Upper Skagit Complex: Newhalem. 3180 ac. % of containment unknown.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

U.S. WILDLAND FIRES | By Acres | August 22, 2015

 Fires seem to not only be in the great Pacific Northwest but all over the West Coast and throughout the rest of the United States. Here is a snapshot of fires burning throughout our Nation.

200,000+ Acres

  • Soda Fire [ID] – 283,686
  • Okanagon Complex [WA] – 227,206

125,000+ Acres

  • North Star Fire [WA] – 126,522

100,000+ Acres

  • Cornet-Windy Ridge Fire [OR] – 103,887

75,000+ Acres

  • Chelan Complex [WA] – 86,412

50,000+ Acres

  • Canyon Creek Complex [OR] – 67,456
  • County Line 2 Fire [OR] – 65,155
  • Grizzly Bear Complex [OR] – 59,150
  • Kettle Complex [WA] – 54,873
  • River Complex [CA] – 50,065

40,000+ Acres

  • Rough Fire [CA] – 47,079
  • Wolverine Fire [WA] – 45,929
  • Clearwater Complex [ID] – 45,243
  • Lawyer Complex [ID] – 45,243

30,000+ Acres

  • Fork Complex [CA] – 36,494
  • Route Complex [CA] – 34,963
  • Mad River Complex [CA] – 32,706

20,000+ Acres

  • Carpenter Road Fire [WA] – 29,551
  • Stouts Creek [OR] – 25,324
  • Cougar Creek [WA] – 25,000
  • South Complex [CA] – 24,089
  • Eldorado Fire [OR] – 20,601

10,000+ Acres

  • Bear Creek Fires [MT] – 18,000
  • Gasquet Complex [CA] – 15,216
  • Motorway Complex [ID] – 15,116
  • Thompson-Divide Complex [MT] – 14,702
  • Clark Fork Complex [ID] – 12,009
  • Tepee Springs [ID] – 10,170

5,000+ Acres

  • Tower Fire [ID] – 9906
  • Collier Butte Fire [OR] – 9400
  • National Creek Complex [CA] – 9294
  • Wash [ID] – 7050
  • Cabin Fire [CA] – 6945
  • Eagle Complex [OR] – 6540

2500+ Acres

  • Cuesta Fire [CA] – 3500
  • NE Kootenai Complex [MT] – 3300
  • Woodrat Fire [ID] – 2806

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

WILDFIRE #WestForkFire: Custer National Park in Billings Montana

Near Red Lodge, MT [in the Billings, MT area]

Fire Summary | Located 2 miles SW of Red Lodge, Montana [MT]. 600 acres. Started 3/28/15 1230 MT.   Cause is Unknown/Under Investigation.  0% containment.

Weather Conditions | 80 degrees. Dry. Windy.

Command Staff | To transition over to Type 3 IMT on Sunday.

Resources On Scene | 60 personnel.  Red Lodge Fire Rescue & Custer Gallatin NF. Additional 2 Type11 Initial Attack Crews ordered.  The fire event will transition over to a Type 3 Incident on Sunday morning.

Equipment | 13 Engines. 3 Tactical Water Tenders.  3 Graders | 2 TypeII Initial Attack Crews ordered.  Communications team on scene and at the Repeater site.

Challenges | Command Post was delayed due to an inoperable generator.  Logistics Team was able to locate additional replacements.

Current Hazards | Power lines down on Lonesome Pine across the roadway, approximately 150-200 feet from the first residence on this street.  Utility company requested to shut off power to this residence.  | Fire truck drove over it with their engine and was shaken up a bit, but all are doing fine.

Potential Exposures | 30 structures threatened. Evacuations currently lifted. Were evacuated as precautionary but no longer. | Charlie Yeagan’s home on Lonesome Pine Rd has been under structure protection, as of 1752 Hours PST, more resources are being dispatched to protect his house. Previous reports indicated 500 yards E of his home were charred and the fire running up the hillside near the NE side of his home.

Traffic Alerts | At Junction West Fork Rd & Ski Run Rd is closed. | Locals can go beyond closure but with permission/escort. |  Ski Run Rd is open. | Ski Area is anticipated to be open on Sunday. | Westbound/Eastbound Hwy10 has a roadblock.

Twitter Feed [ours] | In Pacific Daylight Team [PDT]

  • 1556 | 50-100 ac. Wind-driven fire, burning timber, grass, sagebrush
  • 1557 | 0 Structures threatened. | To do a relief/rotation at 1700PST
  • 1558 | Command Trailer has arrived @ Westbound Rest area
  • 1559 | Radio communications team arrived, setting up at Repeater site
  • 1603 | 20 personnel, 100 ac, started early afternoon
  • 1607 | MT DOT just shut down 78 & 421 / road block #TrafficAlert
  • 1610 |Columbus Command to Stillwater Dispatch: Fire crowning at Tulley | Residents are not leaving, though have advised staying
  • 1614 | W Fork Rock Crk, along Nicholas Crk | | Current Courtesy
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  •  1616 | Delay in getting the Command Trailer due to inoperable generator.
  • 1624 | PineCrest & Hwy10 | | Fire is heading S to E towards Prarie Dog town, 1 mi away.
  • 1625 | Fire has surrounded the Yeagan place at the end of Lonesome Pine Rd,   + 1 road grader are being dispatched to house on Lonesome Pine Rd
  • 1626 | Relief unit [32-6] to rotate at roadblk @ Pine Creek & Hwy10
  • 1627 | PineCrest & Hwy10 | | 2 road graders are @ Pinecrest Rd/ in staging, other 1 being redeployed
  • 1631 | On Lonesome Pine Rd prop is charred in places, fire going up hillside on NE side of property
  • 1632 | Yeagan’s house/Lonesome Pine Rd | to try to help save home, wrkng w/Homeowner | CP/IC located at: Westbound Rest area |
  • 1634 | Fire heading towards the Highway [10 ]. resources being redeployed.
  • 1644 | Fire at [Springtime?] is kicking back up, flames visible
  • 1647 | 2nd Fire called “Springtime” is at Hwy10. E210: “Fire pushing hard into trees, doesnt know if can stop from crossing highway.
  • 1653 |  2nd Fire called “Springtime” is at Hwy10. | Doesnt think can stop from going over the roadway.
  • 1654 | 2nd Fire called “Springtime” is at Hwy10. E210 at the , E246 at the
  • 1655 | Flames at the East exit, 3 power poles down. | A unit is checking it now
  • 1656 | Res @ 199 Pinecrest Rd refusing to leave residence. Command will let him “be”.
  • 1706 | Red Lodge Ski area was evac’d earlier as precautionary, is now reopened to local residents
  • 1707 | DOT and Fire seem to be sparring about issues in the area. DOT says needs to do it, Fire says Hazard
  • 1707 | MT DOT demanding Hwy 510 Westbound be open, Eastbound closed. says Ok
  • 1708 | 10feet only between the east/westbound lanes. Fire says will be issue @ Pike/9th
  • 1710   being flamed by high winds in the area 1710 PST
  • 1712 now mopped up. Homeowner to watch the area
  • 1715 Fire access South of 603 & Hwy 10
  • 1717 | Billings, MT | holding traffic at Westbound Hwy510. rep on Frontage Rd heading to Columbus. Rd still clsd
  • 1721 | Report from off-duty Fire/Police member reporting all clear E/Wbound Hwy10 to ParkCity.
  • 1827 | Eastbound Hwy10 closed. Westbound, open.
  • 1828 | Command trying to obtain 50+ lunches for crews.

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