U.S. Wildfires Via Wildfire CAD | February 8, 2018

With a little time on our hands, we are beginning to glean information from various sources to keep our blog fresh and updated with fire information.

Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center ||| 0230 hours – #EaglesFire – Seminole County, Okoma District.  Cromwell IC.  46.1 acres.

Arizona Dispatch Center ||| 1443 hours  – #DragoonFire – Contained/Control/Out at 1610 hours. | 0.21 acres.  ||| 1426 hours – #AltarFire – Hwy 286, MP 15. 120 acres. Resources:  BN3-1, BN3-3, CAPT 3-1, CAPT-3-2, Douglas E361, Tuscson1.   ||| 1149 Hours – #AjaxFire = Hwy 80, MP 321.  3 acres.  Resources:  B81, BN3-2, Tender311.

Phoenix Interagency Fire Center (AZ) ||| 0924 hours – #ShrubFire – FS Rd 402. Contained 1045 hours.  0.1acre.

Williams Dispatcher Center (AZ) ||| 1436 hours – #DevilDogFire – Unknown location.  Contained/controlled at 1602 hours.

Cleveland National Forest (CA) ||| 1810 hours – #InterstateFire – I8 x Japatual Valley Rd. Limited info.

Federal Interagency Com Center  (CA) ||| 1410 hours – #BorderFire – Tin Can Canyon.  4 acres.

Alamogodo Dispatch Center (NM) |||  1251 Hours – #BrambleFire – Lat/Long 33 26.742, -105 39.588.  0.1 acres

Santa Fe Interagency Dispatch Center (NM) ||| 1452 hours – #JaconaFire – Lat/Long 35.8906,-106.0452. Light, flashy fuels.  3 acres.

Taos Interagency Dispatch Center (NM) ||| 1302 hours – #LowerLlanoRoadFire – Lower Llano Rd (private land). Brush fire. Unknown acres.

Central NV Interagency Dispatch Center ||| 1239 hours – #TonopahFire – approx 15 miles NW of Tonopah, NV.  BLM resources responded to a smoke call near Tonopah. Unsure if turned out to be anything or if any acreage burned.

Central WA Interagency Communications Center (DNR) ||| 1205 hours – #HowertonFire – Newby Creek, Okanogan County, WA.  USFS response from Central WA & WA DNR response from NE WA Interagency Communications Center.  Fire fuels included Snags. Contained 1535 hours.  Mutual Aid from at 1456 hours. 0.1 acres.

NE WA Interagency Communications Center (DNR)  ||| 1429 hours – #LakeValleyLoopOneFire – Lake Valley Loop Road, Lincoln County, WA.  resources on-scene 1540 hours. 2 acres.

 

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#BacaFire | NM | 2

GILA NATIONAL FOREST, NEW MEXICO

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Baca Wildfire was ignited by lightning on May 12, 2017, about 6 miles NE of Quemado Lake and 10 miles south of the town of Quemado (Catron County), New Mexico.

The cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment has reached $1.1 Million.

RESOURCES

There are 2 type 1 crews, 2 wildland fire modules, 6 Type 6 engines and 1 type 3 helicopters.  About 43 miscellaneous overhead and a total of 139 personnel.

FIRE CONDITIONS

The Baca Wildfire fire behavior is moderate, creeping and smoldering.

There has been 6,604 acres of short grass and timber destroyed.  Fire crews have been able to successfully gain a 13% containment around the wildfire.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using the following hashtags for this post:

  • #BacaFire
  • #NMwildfires2017
  • #NM

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#BacaFire | NM | 1

GILA NATIONAL FOREST, NEW MEXICO

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Baca Wildfire was ignited by lightning on May 12, 2017, about 6 miles NE of Quemado Lake and 10 miles south of the town of Quemado (Catron County), New Mexico.

RESOURCES

Assigned to this fire are the following resources:

  • IC Ricky Cox / Gila/Las Cruces Type 3 IMT
  • 1 Wildland Fire Module
  • 2 Hot Shot crews
  • 4 Type 6 engines
  • 1 Helicopter
  • 41 Overhead
  • 91 Total Personnel

Photo Courtesy: Inciweb

FIRE CONDITIONS

The Baca Wildfire fire behavior has moderate backing.  Due to the lessening winds, there was a small increase in acreage.  The fire has backed itself SE to Baca Mesa.

There has been 2,566 acres of Ponderosa pine and grass that have been destroyed.

Firefighters will continue to monitor and patrol along the containment lines.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using the following hashtags for this post:

  • #BacaFire
  • #NMwildfires2017
  • #NM

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  • Twitter – @nwfireblog
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#BacaFire | NM | Update 1

GILA NATIONAL FOREST, NEW MEXICO

Incident Summary | A fire ignited was caused by lightning on May 12, 2017, around 1700 hours on the Quemando Ranger District approximately six miles NE of Quemade Lake in Catron County, New Mexico.

Current Conditions | 670 acres of grass, litter and understory timber have been scorched.  There is minimal fire behavior and is smoldering.  Firefighters have successfully contained the fire perimeter to about 3% after.  The terrain is considered as rugged.

Smoke may be seen from Quenado, Pie Town, Horse Springs and Dati.

Resources | 11 personnel are assigned to this incident.  Command is Pete Valenzuela, IC3 unit along with support/overhead personnel.

Social Media | Hashtags being used are #BacaFire #NMwildfires2017 #NM

aerial photo of smoke on Baca Fire

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#Kerr Fire Cooling Its Heels | 1

Fire Incident Summary | The Kerr Fire located 17 miles NE of Reserve, New Mexico started on May 1, 2017.  Lightning ignited ponderosa pine, gamble oak and pinyon/juniper.

Acreage | Currently, the wildfire has scorched 2,765 acres.

Staffing | 45 personnel are assigned to this incident.

Equipment / Resources | There are currently 3 engines, 1 Type-1 crew and 1 Type-3 helicopter.

Fire Behavior | There has been minimal fire behavior since Saturday.

Containment Status | Fire crews have reached a 17% containment status.

Planned Activities | Crews are continuing to ignite unburned pockets on the interior and continue to let the fire burn naturally.  Most heavy fuels have been already burned off.

Fire Images | Courtesy of Inciweb

Social Media | The hashtags for this fire we are using are #KerrFire #NMWildfires2017 #NM

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

Hicks Creek Fire | Utah | Update

UPDATE:  8:30 PM PDT

hicks-fire

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

hicks-fire-10-25-2016
– 1456 ac
– 100% contained as of 6:00 PM PDT
– Local FFs/State/Federal
– Fire crews from CA, AZ, OR, NM
– Local FFs in monitor/patrol status

 

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

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

U.S. Active Wildfires by #Hashtag | Thursday, July 28, 2016

2016 Wildfires in the United States

Thank You for joining us on this Thursday evening, where we glean information from various sources all over the web to bring to you in what is happening in the Fire News world……

Rainbow Valley Subdivision

Rolling hose on the McHugh Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

ALASKA

#McHughFire – 2 Miles SE  of Anchorage: 778 acres.  100% contained.  141 personnel.  Min activity.

July 27, 2016 Picture of Soberanes taken from Mt. Manuel

Soberanes Fire (Credit: Phil Hernandez)

ARIZONA

#BaldwinFire – 3 Miles South  of Heber-Overgaard:  1,000 acres. 10% contained. 8 personnel. Grass, brush. Point protection.  Min fire behavior with creeping, smoldering and backing.

#BlackPeakFire – 3 Miles NW of Ruby:  4600 acres.  Grass, brush and point protection.  80 personnel.

#CocoFire – Forest Road 302 and 2719:  731 acres.  (3) Type 6 engines, (1) Type 3 engines and (1) 10- crews.

#ElkFire – 5 miles NW of Pinetop.  1300 acres.  28 personnel.  Moderate fire behavior, flanking and backing.

#FullerFire – North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, near Point Imperial: 14,385 acres.  Lightning caused. Increased fire activity inside the fire perimeter. 280 personnel. 36% contained. Timber, grass and rugged terrain.

#IkeFire :  1 acre.  Fire spreading naturally.  6 personnel.

#PointFire – 3 miles E of Sedona:  191 acres. 70%  contained.  Lightning caused.  27 personnel.  Started 7/20/2016 @ 1200 hours.

#Sunflower :  Burning naturally.  35 acres. Kaibib National Forest.

07/26/2016

Sunflower Fire – Structure Protection (Courtesy: Inciweb)

CALIFORNIA

#SandFire – 1 Mile South of Santa Clarita:  38,346 acres. 65% contained. 1826 personnel.  179 engines.  39 cerws, 19 water tankers and 12 bulldozers. Unified Command:  LACoFD, LACoSO and USFS.

#SobreanasFier – Los Padres National Forest:  4,245 personnel. 15% contained.  29,877 acres.  Unified Command:  CAL Fire, USFS and Los Padres NF.  CAL Fire IMT 4.

#SpunkyFire – Near Santa Clarita / Leona:  25 acres. 100% contained.  Boquet Canyon and Spunky Canyon.

Point Fire, July 26, 2016: A Star-350B3 Type 3 Helicopter, Prescott Helitack (Marc Howard, Firefighter/Sedona Fire District)

Point Fire (Credit: Marc Howard/FF/Sedona Fire District)

COLORADO  

#BeaverCreekFire  :  27,893 acres. 12% contained.  Timber and brush.  Active fire behavior, crowning and isolated torching.

#RoaringPineFire – Near 2014 Goat Fire location:  Lightning caused. Near Frank Church.  75-100 acres. 6% contained.

Firing pattern across the landscape

Coco Fire. (Credit: USDA Forest Service/Brandon Oberhardt)

IDAHO

#CometFire – same location as the 2015 #BobcatFire drainage:  356 acres.  78 personnel.  Burning slowly chunks up steep and inaccessible terrains.

#PioneerFire –  5 Miles North of Idaho City: 12,869 acres.  983 personnel.  10 hotshots, 17 Type 2 crews.  36 engines. 10 masticators.  Fire grew Eastward on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, and crossed over ID State Highway 21 North of China Creek.

Photos of the Sand Fire on Day Four, July 25, 2016

Sand Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

MONTANA

#BlueLakeFire – 10 Miles SW of Ennis:  629 acres.  45% contained.  188 personnel.

Hatchery Fire, July 24, 2016

Hatchery Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

NEW MEXICO

#McGaffeyFire  – Near Miranda Canyon:  50 acres.  80 personnel.  0% contained.

Around Fire Camp

Little Den Fire around Fire Camp. (Courtesy: Inciweb)   

SOUTH DAKOTA

#FreemanFire – N of Smithwick Rd / Ogala:  18,1815 acres. 16 personnel.  70% contained.

Burnout operations on northwest area of Blue Lake Fire

Blue Lake Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

UTAH

#ChoiceCherryFire – 10 Miles NW of Callao:  5,634 acres. 45% contained.  315 personnel.  Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, flanking and creeping.

RJ-85 at Boise Air Tanker Base with smoke column from the Mile Marker 14 Fire behind it.

Milemarker 14 Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

WYOMING  

#CliffCreekFire –  15 Miles East of Hoback:  21,483 acres.  15% contained.  721 personnel.  Active fire behavior with short crown runs, short-range spotting.

#HatcheryFire – 7 Miles NE  of Ten Sleep:  2,802 acres. 85% contained.  Min fire activity.  Human caused.

#LavaMountainFire – 20 Miles NW of Dubois:  12,169 acres. 5% contained.  1,085 personnel. 20 crews. 52, engines, 2 bulldozers, 7 water tankers, 7 helicopters, 10 skidigines, 2 injuries.  $7,025,000 CTD.

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Thank you again to all of our readers this evening from the U.S.A , Canada, Indonesia, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, India, the UK and Ireland.  Be Safe, Friends!

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U.S. Active Wildfires by #Hashtag | Wednesday, July 27, 2016

2016 Wildfires in the United States

Thank You for joining us on our Blog here and on following us on Social Media! Here is the latest compiled list of wildfires happening in the United States:

ALASKA

#McHughFire – 2 Miles SE  of Anchorage: 778 acres. 35% contained. 267 personnel. 8 crews. 1 engine. 2 helos. $2.8M CTD. No new info.

Crew members hiking in the rain into Rainbow Subdivison to begin pulling structure protection

McHugh Fire: Crews heading to remove structure protection (Source: Inciweb)

ARIZONA

#BaldwinFire – 3 Miles South  of Heber-Overgaard: 400 acres. 10% contained. 24 personnel. Min fire behavior with creeping.

#BlackPeakFire – 3 Miles NW of Ruby:  2,500 acres. 10% contained. Moderate fire behavior w ith uphill running and creeping.  32 personnel. 1 crew. 2 engines. 1 helo. $45K CTD.

#CocoFire – Forest Road 302 and 2719:  500 acres. 0% contained. 35 personnel. Rain poured over the area.

#FullerFire – North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, near Point Imperial: 14,385 acres. 385 contained.  270 personnel. Fire crews working several Forest Service roads. Rain has poured over the fire ground. Winds expected to pick up.

Fuller Fire (Source: Inciweb)

CALIFORNIA

#SandFire – 1 Mile South of Santa Clarita:  38,346 acres. 40% contained. 2,397 personnel.  68 crews. 285 engines. 12 helos. 18 structures lost. $13.5M CTD.  Active fire behavior with wind-driven with torching.  Homes, energy infrastructure under threaten.

#SobranesFire – Near Big Sur (Monterey County): 23,688 acres.  10% contained.  Active with torching, short-range spotting, 2,000 homes/energy infrastructure threatened. 3,516 personnel. 78 crews. 329 engines. 14 helos. 6 air tankers.  60 bulldozers.  20 water tenders.  34 homes lost. 10 outbuildings lost. 2 structures + 2 outbuildings damaged.  1 fatality.  Evacuation info here – > http://calfireinformation.weebly.com/soberanes-fire-updates.html .  $12.5M CTD.   

Photos of the Sand Fire on Day Four, July 25, 2016

Sand Fire on Day 4; The Aftermath. (Source: Inciweb)

COLORADO  

#BenchFire – 27 Miles North  of Rangely:  576 acres. 50% contained. Min fire behavior. 40 personnel.  1 crew. 4 engines. 1 helicopter. 0 structures lost. $115,000 CTD>

IDAHO

#CometFire – same location as the 2015 #BobcatFire drainage. 320 acres. 0% contained. 17 personnel including 4 smokejumpers, 4 helli-rappelers.  Started 7/26/2016 by lightning.  NEW!

#PioneerFire –  5 Miles North of Idaho City:  4982 acres. 33% contained.  active Fire with running and group torching.  903 personnel. 27 crews. 22 engines. 10% contained. 0 structures lost. $5.7M CTD.

Comet Fire on Hillside with retardant

Comet Fire (Source: Inciweb)

MONTANA

#BlueLakeFire – 10 Miles SW of Ennis:  629 acres. 30% contained. Min fire behavior with torching, smoldering, creeping and habitat/homes threatened. 233 personnel.  6 crews. 12 engines. 4 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $1.8M CTD.

NEW MEXICO

#Westhall2Fire – 5 Miles SE of Arabela:  3,339 acres. 95% contained. Min fire behavior. 74 personnel. 3 crews. 1 engine. $150K CTD.

OREGON

#RattlesnakeFire – 10 Miles NE of Warm Springs:  9,298 acres. 80% contained. Moderate fire behavior with torching, backing, creeping. Homes under threat. 169 personnel. 6 crews. 18 engines. 2 helicopters. $200K CTD.

UTAH

#ChoiceCherryFire – 10 Miles NW of Callao:  1,868 acres. 75% contained. Min fire behavior.  Habitat threatened. 16 personnel. 0 crews. 1 engine. 0 helos. 0 structures lost. $595K CTD.

#LowerEbbsFire – 4 Miles South of Scipio:  5,068 acres. 35% contained.  Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, flanking and creeping. 300 personnel. 8 crews. 10 engines. 4 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $950K CTD. 

WYOMING

#CedarDraw2Fire –  20 Miles North of Gillette:  3,744 acres. 50% contained. 232 personnel. 8 crews. 17 engines. 4 helos.  0 structures lost. $850K CTD.

#CliffCreekFire –  15 Miles East of Hoback:  16,836 acres. 9% contained. Active fire behavior with running, group torching and residences threatened. 696 personnel. 18 crews. 22 engines. 8 helos. 1 structure lost. $6M CTD.

#HatcheryFire – 7 Miles NE  of Ten Sleep:  2,802 acres. 60% contained.  Min fire behavior. Homes still threatened.  197 personnel. 4 crews. 7 engines. 2 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $1.5M CTD.

#LavaMountainFire – 20 Miles NW of Dubois:  11,100 acres. 0% contained. Active fire with short crowns, group torching, short-range spotting and residences threatened. 749 personnel. 16 crews. 55 engines. 6 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $6.2M CTD.

Tanker drop in the timber.

Lava Mountain Fire. (Source: Inciweb)

Thank you again to all of our readers this evening from the U.S.A , Canada, Indonesia, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, India, the UK and Ireland.  Be Safe, Friends!

Sources:  Twitter, Facebook, CAL Fire, NICC, Inciweb, NM Wildfire Info

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U.S. Active Wildfires by #Hashtag | Monday, July 26, 2016

2016 Wildfires in the United States

Thank You for joining us on our Blog here and on following us on Social Media!

Here are the current and contained (some) wildfires for Monday, July 26th gleaned from various sources and merged into one easy-reading post!  If we have missed any and you have a Tip, please let us know by reaching out to us on Facebook or Twitter.

Firefighter burning out the dry grasses reducing fuels

A Firefighter works to reduce fire fuels. (Credit: USDA Forest Service/Brandon Oberhardt)

ALASKA

#BreakCreekFire –  51 Miles SE of McGrath:  1,033 acres. 0 Personnel/resources due to fire out.  $31,000 CTD.

#McHughFire – 2 Miles SE  of Anchorage:  778 acres. 35% contained. 267 Personnel. 8 crew. 1 engine. 2 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $2,900,000 CTD.

Tahoe Hotshots on the McHugh Fire

Tahoe Hotshots on the McHugh Fire. (Source: Inciweb)

ARIZONA

#BaldwinFire – 3 Miles South  of Heber-Overgaard:  276 acres. 10% contained. 24 Personnel.

#BlackPeakFire – 3 Miles NW of Ruby:  2500 acres. 0%.  32 Personnel. 1 crew. 2 engines. 1 helicopter. 0 structures lost. $10,000 CTD.

#CocoFire – Forest Road 302 and 2719:  300 acres. . 0% contained. 35 Personnel.

#ElkFire – 5 Miles NW of Pinetop:  375 acres. 0% contained. 28 Personnel. 0 crews. 4 engines. 0 helos. 0 structures lost. $8,000 CTD.

#FullerFire – North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, near Point Imperial:  14,385 acres. 38% contained.  270 Personnel.

#JuniperFire – 10 Miles South of Young:  30,631 acres. 100% contained. 11 Personnel.

#PeaksFire – 10 Miles North of the Tonto Basin Visitor Center in the Four Peaks Wilderness Area, Tonto National Forest:  427 acres. 96% contained.  55 Personnel.

#PointFire – Munds Mountain Wilderness Mesa / 2.5 Miles East of Sedona:  191 acres. 70% contained. 27 Personnel.

#RimFire – 32 Miles NE  of San Carlos:  134 acres. 0% contained. 10 Personnel. 0 crews. 1 engine. 0 helos. 0 structures lost. $5,000 CTD.

#SunflowerFires – Near Sunflower Flat West of White Horse Lake close to the junction of Forest Roads 747 and 14:  2 fires. 25 total acres. (Sunflower-24 ac and Ike-1 ac). 0% contained. 30 Personnel.

Chinook CH-47D Type 1 helicopter used for bucket work on the Point Fire and Triple 7 Fire, July 25, 2016

Chinook CH-47D Type 1 Helicopter on the Point Fire. (Credit: Christina Montiel, Red Rock RD, USFS Coconino NF)

CALIFORNIA

#CollierFire – Off Collier Drive / Humboldt Drive / Rancho Tehama:  11 acres. 100% contained. 0 Personnel/Resources due to the fire out.

#FranklinFire – Cummings Skyway & Franklin Canyon, 6 Miles SE of Rodeo: 40 acres. 75% contained.

#GolfFire – South of Chico (Butte County):  22 acres. 100% contained. 0 Personnel/Resources due to fire out.

#RoblarFire – Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base:   1,245 acres. 96% contained. 35 Personnel.  1 crew. 3 engines. 0 helos. 0 structures lost. $1,900,000 CTD.

#SandFire – 1 Mile South of Santa Clarita: 37,701 acres. 10% contained. 2,988 personnel.   64 crews. 296 engines. 26 helos. 18 structures destroyed.  $8,800,000 CTD.

#SobranesFire – Near Big Sur (Monterey County): 23,500 acres. 10% contained. 2,982 personnel.  64 crews.  296 engines. 14 helos. 6 Air tankers.  60 dozers.  19 water tenders.  State of Emergency declared by the Governor. 20 residences and 2 outbuildings destroyed. 1650 homes under threat.

#SpringFire –  17 Miles South of Mammoth Lakes:  179 acres. 95% contained. 62 Personnel. 2 crews. 1 engine. 0 helos.  0 structures lost. $562,000 CTD.

Fire heads to the Via Princessa Area

The Sand Fire’s flames head towards the Via Princessa Area (Source: Inciweb)

COLORADO

#BeaverCreekFire – 24 Miles NW of  Walden:  26,067 acres.  12% contained. 268 Personnel.  4 crews. 24 engines. 3 helicopters. 5 structures lost. $13,200,000 CTD.

#BenchFire – 27 Miles North  of Rangely:  750 acres. 20% contained. 40 Personnel.  1 crew.  4 engines. 1 helicopter. 0 structures lost. $20,000 CTD.

Holding the line on the Beaver Creek Fire (Credit: Mike McMillan)

IDAHO

#MileMarker14 / #MM14 – 5 Miles East of Boise:  4,306 acres. 100% contained. 109 Personnel.

#PioneerFire –  5 Miles North of Idaho City:  4,602 acres.  32% contained. 853 Personnel. 27 crews. 21 engines. 10 helos.  0 structures lost.  $4,500,000 CTD.

Mile Marke 14 Fire

Fire exploding on the Mile Marker 14 Fire. (Credit: Patrick L. Schneider)

MONTANA

#BlueLakeFire – 10 Miles SW of Ennis:  8,000 acres. 20% contained. 181 Personnel. 6 crews. 18 engines. 6 helicopters.  0 structures lost. $50,000 CTD.

#PoleAndFineFires – 15 Miles SW of Ennis, MT in the Gravelly Mountains:  88 acres. 5% contained. 2 Personnel.

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

Burnout Operations on the Blue Lake Fire (Source: Inciweb)

NEW MEXICO

#BlackRangeComplexFires – 65 Miles West of Truth or Consequences:  4,297 acres. 10% contained. 61 Personnel.

#CorazonPeakFire – Unknown Area:  1,300 acres. 100% contained.  11 Personnel. 0 cerws. 3 engines. 0 helos.  0 structures lost. $5,000 CTD.

#MarshFire -10 Miles East of Watrous:  2,600 acres. 93% contained. 18 Personnel. 0 cerws. 5 engines. 0 structures lost. $100,000 CTD.

#McClureFire – 3 Miles NE of McClure Reservoir and 2 miles east of Hyde Memorial State Park within the Pecos Wilderness portion of the Watershed:  7.6 acres. 50% contained.

#Westhall2Fire – 5 Miles SE of Arabela:  3,339 acres. 59% contained. 97 Personnel. 4 crews. 2 engines. 0 helos. 0 structure lost.  $84,000 CTD.

#WhitmireFire  – 30 Miles South  of Animas:  500 acres.  21% contained. 4 Personnel. 0 crews. 1 engine. 0 helos. 0 structures lost. $2,000 CTD.

Cooney Fire Fire crews using hand igintions 7/16/2016

Cooney Fire on the Black Range Complex Fire. (Credit: Noah Daniels)

OREGON

#RattlesnakeFire – 10 Miles NE of Warm Springs:  8,000 acres. 20% contained. 181 Personnel.  6 crews. 18 engines. 6 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $50,000 CTD.

#Scott CanyonFire – Prinville District/BLM:  33,587 acres. 100% contained. 0 resources/personnel due to fire out. $400,000 CTD.

Dark smoke in the Granite Creek drainage.

Cliff Creek Fire (Source: Inciweb)

SOUTH DAKOTA

#WarCreekFire – 15 Miles SW of Pierre:  619 acres.  95% contained. 23 Personnel.  0 crews. 7 engines. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $60,000 CTD.

No Drone Zone

No Drones in Fire Zones. Seriously.

UTAH

#ChoiceCherryFire – 10 Miles NW of Callao:  1,868 acres. 75% contained. 34 Personnel. 1 crew. 2 engines. 0 helos. 0 structures lost. $598,000 CTD.

#LowerEbbsFire – 4 Miles South of Scipio:  5,068 acres. 25% contained. 320 Personnel.  8 crews.  11 engines. 4 helicopters. 0 structures lost.  $600,000 CTD.

#WestAntelopeFire -Unknown Area:  15,088 acres. 100% contained.  57 Personnel. 2 crews. 2 engines. 0 helos.  0 structure lost. $600,00 CTD.

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

Lower Ebbs Fire. (Credit: FS)

WYOMING

#ArdenFire – Near Shell Reservoir and Lake Adelaide:  553 acres.  45% contained.  137 Personnel.

#CedarDraw2Fire –  20 Miles North of Gillette:  3,744 acres.  35% contained. 228 Personnel. 9 crews. 14 engines. 5 helicopters.  0 structures lost. $600,000 CTD.

#CliffCreekFire –  15 Miles East of Hoback:  14,629 acres.  10% contained. 660 Personnel.  16 crews.  22 engines. 8 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $5,300,000 CTD.

#HatcheryFire – 7 Miles NE  of Ten Sleep:  2,775 acres. 60% contained. 278 Personnel. 6 crews. 14 engines. 3 helicopters.  0 structures lost. $1,100,000 CTD.

#LavaMountainFire – 20 Miles NW of Dubois:  6,860 acres. 0% contained. 643 Personnel. 14 crews.  41 engines. 6 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $5,200,000 CTD.

#ShoshoneLakeFire – 15 Miles W of Lander:  38 acres. 100% contained.

Hatchery Fire

Hatchery Fire (Source: Inciweb)

Thank you again to all of our readers this evening from the U.S.A , Canada, Indonesia, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, India, the UK and Ireland.  Be Safe, Friends!

Sources:  Twitter, Facebook, CAL Fire, NICC, Inciweb, NM Wildfire Info

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

U.S. Active Wildfires by #Hashtag | Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Update 2

Here are the active fires for Wednesday, July 20th PM Updates:

NEW FIRES!

#DumpFire (WY) Johnson County. 1 mi NE of Kaycee, WY. Brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.  420 acres. 80% contained.  11 personnel.  1 crew.  7 engines.  County land.  Unknown CTD

#HookCreekFire (AK)   Hook Creek, Southwest Area Forestry, DOF. Forty miles southwest of Lime Village, AK. Timber. Active fire behavior with torching, flanking and backing. Structures threatened. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday. 5,59 acres. 0% contained.  0 personnel or resources on fire. $21,000 CTD.  State lands.

#McHughFire (AK) Mat-Su Area Forestry, DOF. IMT 2 (Kurth). Started on BLM land 2 miles SE of Anchorage. Medium logging slash. Extreme fire behavior with group torching, short crown runs and spotting. Residences threatened. Road and trail closures in effect.  350 acres. 5% contained. 147 personnel.  3 crews. 16 engines. 4 helicopters. $875,000 CTD.  BLM lands.

McHugh Fire morning briefing 7-20-16

McHugh Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#MM14 (ID). Highway 21, Boise District, BLM. Started on county land 3 miles East of Boise. Brush and short grass. Active fire behavior with running, flanking and backing. Numerous residences threatened. Road closure in effect.  1,500 acres. 10% contained. 171 personnel.  4 crews. 10 engines. 2 helicopters.  2 structures lost.  $500,000 CTD. County land.

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Mile Marker 14 or MM14 Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#OdellFire (MT).  BLM.  370 acres. 10% contained. 28 personnel. 4 engines. $63,000 CTD.

 #PioneerFire (ID) Boise NF. IMT 2 (Rosenthal). 5 miles North  of Idaho City, ID. Timber and grass. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching and short uphill runs. Structures threatened. Road closure in effect. 350 acres. 0% contained. 200 personnel.  7 crews. 1 engine. 2 helicopters.  $325,000 CTD. Forest Service lands.

Photo of the history map for Pioneer Fire

#Pitmik RiverFire. Southwest Area Forestry, DOF. 15 miles South of Pilot Station. Short grass. Minimal fire behavior.  1,002 acres. 0% contained. 0 personnel or resources on incident.  State lands.

#ShawFire.  (AK) Socorro Field Office, BLM. 30 miles South of Datil, NM. Brush and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs and backing. Last report unless significant activity occurs. 1,200 acres. 0% contained. 14 personnel.  4 engines. $10,000 CTD. BLM lands.

#SodaCreekFire (AK), Southwest Area Forestry, DOF. Started on native corporation land 27 miles NE of Medfra. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with torching, flanking and creeping. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday. 149 acres. 0% contained.  0 personnel/resources on this wildfire. $14,000 CTD. State lands.

#SpringFire  (CA).  174 acres. 89% contained. 138 personnel. 5 crew. 1 engine. 1 helo. $425,000 CTD.

#TaylorFire (FL) 880 acres. 80% contained. 15 personnel. 2 engines. 1 helo. $211,000 CTD. Forest Service lands.

#TokRiverFire (AK). 731 acres. 56% contained. 145 personnel. 5 crew. 2 helos. $662,000 CTD.

Day 1 of Tok River Fire, taken from Tok Cutoff

Tok River Fire. (Credit: Clinton Northway)

#WallyFire (NV).  1,762 acres. 100% contained.  100 personnel.  3 crews. 2 engines. 1 helos. $523,000 CTD.

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#ArdenFire (WY)  Big Horn NF.  About 35 miles East of Greybull, Wyoming, near Shell Reservoir and Lake Adelaide  350 acres. 0% contained.  Heavy timber. ICT3. (4) 20-person Hotshot crews, (2) 20-person handcrews. 5 engines. 2 helicopters and (1) AA.

View of the Arden Fire from Crooked Creek Hill on FSR 17 (July 19, 2016)

Arden Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#BeaverCreekFire (CO) – Routt NF. 24 mi NW of Walden. Timber and brush. …Start 6/19/2016. Cause unknown and under investigation. 25,434 acres. 275 Firefighters. 2 crews, 23 engines, 1 dozer and 2 helicopters.

Beaver Creek Fire (Credit: Mike McMillan)

#ChokeCherryFire (UT)  Salt Lake Field Office, BLM.  10 miles SE of Ibapah. Timber and grass…. 1,554 acres. 20 % contained. 185 personnel. 5 crews. 8 engines. 3 helos. $300,000 CTD.

#CliffCreekFire (WY)   Great Basin Team 7, Incident Commander Tony DeMasters has assumed Command.  15 miles E of Hoback. . Timber. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Residences threatened. Road and area closures in effect…. 6,900 acres. 0% contained. 436 personnel. 15 crews. 7 engines. 4 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $600,000 CTD.

Dark smoke in the Granite Creek drainage.

Granite Creek drainage on the Cliff Creek Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb).

#FeatherFire (CA)  Off of El Capitan Truck Trail. South of Ramona (San Diego County).  CAL Fire….  100 acres. 100% contained.

#FleckFire (ID)  Sawtooth NF.  18 miles north of Fairfield. Timber and grass…. 205 acres. 100% contained. 44 personnel. 1 crew. 2 engines. 1 helo. $300,000 CTD.

#FoothillFire (CA)  CAL Fire.  Off Foothill Drive, community of Lucerne.   Lake County…69 acres. 90% contained.

#FullerFire (AZ) – Grand Canyon National Park. IMT 2.  4 miles NE of North Rim.  Timber and medium logging slash.  National Park lands….14,131 acres. 5% contained. 572 personnel. 14 crews. 15 engines. 5 helos. $4,500,000 CTD.

#HaydenPassFire (CO) – Fort Carson Army Base. Rocky Mtn Blue Team IMT. Started 7/8/2016. 21 mi SW of Colorado Springs. 20 miles SE of Salida. Hardwood slash, brush and tall grass…16,414 acres. 45% contained. 748 personnel.  18 crews. 27 engines. 7 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $6,700,000 CTD.

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#IndianCanyonFire (SD) South Dakota Wildland Fire Suppression, DOF.  6 miles SE of Edgemont. Timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations and road closures have been lifted… 14,280 acres. 85% contained. 171 personnel. 4 crews. 23 engines. 1 helicopter. 2 structures lost. $1,500,000 CTD.

#LavaMtnFire (WY)  Shoshone NF. IMT 2 (Connell). 20 miles NW of Dubois. Timber and heavy logging slash. Moderate fire behavior with single tree torching, short-range spotting and creeping. Numerous structures threatened… 550 acres. 0% contained. 261 personnel. 6 crew. 8 engines. 5 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $1,000,000 CTD.

Lava Mountain Fire on July 18, 2016

Lava Mountain Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#RockFire (NE), Nebraska NF. Fifteen miles southeast of Ardmore, NE. Tall grass. Minimal fire behavior….367 acres. 99% contained. 3 personnel. 1 engine. $7,000 CTD.

#SteamboatCreekFire (AK)  Valdez-Copper River Area Forestry, DOF. Started on NPS land 14 miles southwest of McCarthy.  Medium logging slash, brush and tall grass…. 12,263 acres. 0% contained. 0 personnel or resources.  $Unknown CTD.

The Steamboat Fire moves downhill.

Steamboat Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

 

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