CA Wildfire | North Fire | Day 1

SIT REP | DAY 1 | APRIL 28, 2021

A wildfire explode near Santa Clarita in California this afternoon from an unknown cause prompting a large presence of air and ground fire assets to respond to the area.

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Credit: LA Co FD Ops

Incident Cooperators Include:

  • LA Co FD PIO
  • LA Co FD
  • LA Co Fire Ops
  • CAL Fire
  • Red Cross LA
  • CEDR Corps
  • SCV Sheriff
  • Santa Clarita City
  • LA City FD

Resources:

  • Tankers 167, 90, 91, 110
  • Copters 3
  • 11-10 Alpha

More on-scene but this is what we were able to copy via Scanner Feed

Divisions:

  • Alpha
  • Delta
  • Tango
  • Zulu
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Credit: SCE webcam at Camp Nine looking NW (Courtesy: NWS Los Angeles)

Here is a timeline of today’s incident from us covering live scanner feed and verified sources:

2033 } Castaic Animal Care Center for large and small animal sheltering for evacuated residents. 31044 Charlie Canyon Rd, Castaic CA 91387. [LA Co Animal Care]

2019 | Divisions Mike and Zulu: ANF E314, 336, 124, WT10 to be released and back to staging for demobe. Divisions Alpha and Mike to be assigned to Supe 20 for the night. [Scanner traffic]

2000 | ANF 317, 33 back to staging due to no more hose available. Demobing in staging. [Scanner traffic]

1958 } Air Attack: Great progress made. Most of active fire laid down. Tankers released. 2 copters throughout the night. No needs for air support for tomorrow. [So Cal Air Ops]

1950 | Red Cross: we are keeping our eyes on the fire. States what to prepare for if having to evacuate.

1940 | Tankers 90, 91 released back to Porterville. ETA 2000 hours, Tanker 167 back to Perdue for same time. Tanker 100 back to Hemett ETA 2010 hours. All empty. [Scanner traffic]

1928 | IC: Forward progression not been stopped. 650 acres. 0% containment. Potential for 100 more in next hour. Rotor wing and air tankers beginning to be released due to losing daylight, smoky conditions and power lines. [So CA Air Ops]

Mop Ups: E124, 336, 314. {Scanner traffic)

1927 | Air Ops: reporting previous windshear. Said not to go below 1800-1900 elevation.

1911 | CAL Fire: States fire off of W Live Oak Road x Biscailuz Road in Castaic, CA. Los Angeles County. Fire started 4/28/2021. Unknown cause, under investigation. Lead Agency: LA Co FD. [CAL Fire]

1904 | Zulu: flare up reported. Helos requested for drop, should have lines around soon. Fire backing up against homes in Casa Luna community. Engines dispatched. Tango: min air support due to powerlines, visibility and citizens on the ridge. They were pushed back but now on the ridge again. [Scanner Traffic]

1902 | Type 1s: out of aircraft due to 1 out due to maintenance repair, other refueling. [Scanner Feed]

1857 | West end: to start flanking fire on alpha side. Tankers 176 and 91 out of the area. T100 on-scene. In lower part of canyon, pilot reporting windshear and losing 15 knots in windspeed. [Scanner feed]

1854 | Crews: 100 ft in front of Zulu, heavy brush, head of fire, working to locate line across brush for fire break. Brush 109 assigned in alpha working towards Zulu. [Scanner feed]

1851 | Active fire down to drainage. [Scanner feed]

1850 | Burbank Command: Fire 1 inbound. [Scanner feed]

1849 | Tanker 91 inbound to come in behind Tanker 167. [Scanner traffic]

1847 | Div Mike: dozers working. Making progress. [Scanner traffic]

1846 | Castaic weather report: 79*F temps, 0% precip, 13% RH, winds at 18 mph. [online wx report]

1840 | Type 1s: working towards power lines. Tankers: left flank up hill towards heel of fire. [Scanner traffic]

1836 | Tankers 167, 100 dropping. [Scanner Feed]

1834 | Copters: holding to the east. [Scanner traffic]

1831 | LA Co Fire Ops: several of their copters working with CAL FIRE to support LA County Firefighters with LA Co FD PIO, City of Santa Clarita and SCV Sheriff Office.

1830 | 3 engines moving to West Hill. Tankers 276, 310, 100 inbound. [Scanner feed\

1818 | 11-10 en route. 20 minutes ETA. To report to B49.

1817 | LA City Fire units dispatched, en route. [Scanner Feed]

1815 | 540 acres. 0% containment. [Scanner Feed]

1811 | Tanker 167 working at construction erosion fence area. Car fire dispatched during fire on the freeway, in the center median. Not blocking. B49 dispatched with a few resources. [Scanner Feed]

1803 | SCV Sheriff: Roads closures from Iron Village Drive to northern Copper Hill Drive entrance in Valencia. Evacuation warnings: Rye Canyon Loop, Iron Village Drive and Sterling Lane. 460 acres. 0% containment.

1801 | Scanner Feed: 406 acres. 0% contained. Type 1s holding at pond. Type 2 holding at dip site.

1731 | City of Santa Clarita: 200 acres.

1656 | Sheriff’s Office: fire backing down hill towards Bellows Court.

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Creidt: City of Santa Clarita

1631 | Potential evacuations: Rye Canyon Loop, Iron Village Drive. [LA Fire Ops\

1608 | CAL FIRE: New incident reported. Off West Live Oak Road and Biscailuz Road, Castiac. Los Angeles County. 50 acres. Lead Agency: LA CO FD PIO

1537 | 50 acres. 3rd alarm fire. No structures threatened [SCV Sheriff]

1357 | 1st due units: 1 acre. 2900 block of The Old Road. Fire running uphill. Light to medium fuels. [LA Co FD]

EVACUEE RESOURCES

FROM THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Credit: Media – Perfect example of what “not” to do when the fire is running towards your communities. Maybe they were all just stunned at the sight. Seriously, please EVACUATE when the orders and notices are given. It may save yours and many lives.
  • “Seen from 14 Fw N in Castaic” [1753 PT]
  • “Intense response. Danger to structures. [1738 PT]
  • “After trip, could smell burning again in Santa Clarita. [1801]
  • “Tanker retardant drops can be seen from neighborhood streets.” [1821]
  • “View of fire shows mild fire activity.” [1456]
  • “Fire seen from Ridge Route Road. [1806]
  • “Can be seen from Stevenson Ranch.” [1701]
  • “Neighborhood is Santa Clarita not Castaic for the record.”[1725]
  • “Here we go again…..” [1757]
  • “Substantial increase in fire activity.” [1503]

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Active U.S. Wildfires – Saturday, July 2, 2016

Nationally according to the NW Interagency Coordination Center, Saturday’s SitRep is as follows:

  • 149 new fires reported (Initial Light attack activity)
  • 7 are reported as New Large Incidents
  • 7 large fires have been contained
  • 14 uncontained fires continue to burn
  • 1 NIMO is committed along with 2 Type 1 IMTs and 5 Types 2 IMTs

Fires that have occurred in each Region is as follows:

  • Southern California Region  – 17 new fires, 2 new large incidents, 5 uncontained fires.
  • Northern California Region – 31 new fires and 2 uncontained fires.
  • Northern Rockies Region (Montana) – 10 new fires, 1 new large incident and 2 not contained fires.
  • Rocky Mountain Region (South Dakota, Colorado) – 6 new fires, and 1 not contained.
  • Great Basin Region (Utah, Nevada ) – 26 new fires and 2 not contained fires.
  • Southwest Region (Arizona, New Mexico)- 13 new fires, 2 large incidents and 1 not contained fire.
  • Eastern Region (West Virginia) – 4 new fires.
  • Southern Region (Florida) – 35 new fires, 2 new large incidents.
  • Northwest Region (Oregon, Washington, Idaho)- 14 new fires, 1 not contained.
  • Alaska Region (Alaska) – 3 new fires.

Here are today’s Wildfires –

BEAVER CREEK FIRE (Independence Mtn/Colorado)

BLM Updated Emergency Closure Map

  • Routt National Forest, BLM,  private land, South of the CO/WY state line, 15 miles NW of Walden.
  • Started 6/19/2016 @1200 hours
  • Cause unknown.  Tips or info, call U.S. Forest Service Officer Hannah Nadeau 307-343-2335
  • 13,275 acres
  • Evacuation orders remain in place
  • 5% contained
  • 457 personnel
  • 9 crews
  • 27 engines
  • 8 helicopters
  • 3 structures destroyed
  • Loss or Damage, call  Jackson County Sheriff’s Office 970-723-4242
  • Closures Info, U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands can be found at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4797/
  • Fire behavior is creeping, smoldering and minimal
  • $5.9 Million CTD

#Hashtags  #BeaverCreekFire  #CoWildifres2016  #NWFireBlogCO

BIG HAT FIRE (Valles Caldera National Preserve/New Mexico)

Fire Behavior

Big Hat Fire (Source: Inciweb)

  • Banco Bonita area
  • Started 6/22/2016 @ 1200 hours
  • Caused by lightning
  • 200 acres
  • 0% contained
  • 20 personnel
  • 3 engines
  • Firefighters continue to monitor fire and use as benefit to environment & ecosystems
  • $30,000 CTD

#Hashtags  #BigHatFire  #NmWildfires2016  #NWFireBlogNM

 

BUG CREEK FIRE (East of I-17; Cordes Lakes area, Aqua Fria National Monument, Cultural sites/Arizona)

Bug Creek Fire (Credit: AZ State Forestry)

  • Started 6/28/2016 @ 1045 hours
  • 1080 acres
  • 100% contained
  • 25 personnel
  • 1 Type 2 Initial Attack Crew and 1 engine still on-scene
  • Fire crews working to grid the fire area for residual heat, mop-up,  continued improvement of fire containment lines
  • Fire behavior is minimal
  • $600,000 CTD

#Hashtags  #BugCreekFire   #AzWildfires2016  #NWFireBlogAZ

 

COLYEAR FIRE (off Colyear Springs Rd, 7 miles W of Red Bank (Tehama County)/California)

  • Started 6/30/2016 @ 1332 hours
  • 464 acres
  • 70% contained
  • 228 personnel
  • 18 engines
  • 12 crews
  • 2 bulldozers
  • 4 water tenders
  • FOS stopped. In Mop-up operations
  • $550,000 CTD

#Hashtags  #ColyearFire  #CALFire  #CaWildfires2016 #NWFireBlogCA

CROW PEAK FIRE (Black Hills NF/South Dakota)

Bug Creek Fire in Arizona (Source: Inciweb)

  • Approx. 4 miles west of Spearfish, SD and 2 miles south of I-90.
  • Started 6/24/2016 @ 1815 hours by Lightning
  • 2724 acres
  • 40% contained
  • 536 personnel
  • 13 crews
  • 32 engines
  • 6 helicopters
  • Resources include – 6 Type 1 Handcrews, 7 Type 2 IA Crews, 32 engines, 2 dozers, 1 water tender, 3 helicopters, and support staff
  • Fireworks Restrictions  @ http://blackhillsfirerestrictions.com/
  • $4.3 Million CTD

#Hashtags  #CrowPeakFire  #SdWildfires2016  #NWFireBlogSD

CURRY FIRE (Off Curry Mountain Road & Highway 198, 7 miles SW of Coalinga (Fresno County)/California)  NEW!

  • Start 7/1/2016
  • 2,000 acres
  • 10% contained
  • 150 personnel
  • 6 crews
  • 20 engines
  • $300,000 CTD

#Hashtags  #CurryFire  #CALFire  #CaWildfires2016 #NWFireBlogCA

 

DEER FIRE (Hwy 223 & Deertrail, 6 miles east of Arvin (Kern County)/California)

  • CALFire IMT 1 unit has been deployed to the fire

Deer Fire (Credit: Kern County FD)

  • 1800 acres
  • 0% containment status
  • 80-100 homes threatened in Bear Valley Springs; evacuations in process
  • Kern Co FD encouraging those to evacuate in a square area with the North boundary at Medicine Bow, West boundary at end of Deer Trail with the cross of Derrick Ct., the South boundary at Greenwater Dr., and the East boundary at Territory and Jack Arranda.
  • Evacuation Shelter at acobson Middle School, 711 Anita Drive., in Tehachapi.
  • Animal Services will assist with sheltering companion animals at the shelter site.
  • Those who need assistance with evacuations due to physical limitations can call – Adult and Aging Services hotline at 1-800-277-7866.
  • Highway 223 closed
  • Likely started off of highway and aggressively moving
  • 519 personnel
  • 4 crews
  • 62 engines
  • 20 helicopters
  • 6 airtankers dipping from nearby water sources
  • Heart Flat should prepare to evacuate as well in case of a wind shift

#Hashtags  #DeerFire  #KernCoFire #CaWildfires2016  #NWFireBlogCA

ERSKINE (Lake Isabella – Kern County/California)

  • Unified Command –  USFS, BLM, Kern County Fire Department, Kern County Sheriff

A perimeter map of the Erskine Fire

  • Lake Isabella
  • Cause unknown, under investigation
  • 48,019 acres
  • On 7/3/2016, a CIIMT 5 will be transitioning with a local type 3 team
  • 85% containment
  • 738 personnel
  • 13 crews
  • 26 engines
  • 12 helicopters
  • Minimal fire behavior, hot spots have been addressed
  • Fire suppression lines are complete
  • 286 structures lost
  • $20.4 Million CTD
  • Shelters St. Jude Catholic Church in Wofford Heights and Kernville Elementary School will open  until further notice

#Hashtags  #ErskineFire  #CaWildfires2016  #KernCountyCA  #RedCross  #NWFireBlogCA

FLORES FIRE (I-5 & Flores Ave., 5 miles south of Red Bluff/California)  NEW!

  • Started 7/1/2016
  • Type1 IMT en route
  • 1000 acres
  • 100% contained

#Hashtags  #FloresFire  #CALFire  #CaWildfires2016  #NWFireBlogCA

 

GOAT FIRE (10 miles SE of Cordes Lakes/Arizona)   NEW!

  • 350 acres
  • 0% contained
  • 26 personnel
  • 1 crew
  • 1 engine
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • $10,000 CTD

#Hashtags  #GoatFire  #AzWildfires2016  #NWFireBlogAZ

I-90 FIRE (4 miles E of Vantage, Washington)  NEW!

  • Started 7/1/2016 around 1730 hours (?)
  • Mile Post 133
  • 300 + acres
  • West Flank contained @ 1830 hours
  • Fire moving towards Vantage
  • ICP @ Vantage Fire Station 21
  • Traffic was reported by WSDOT EB up to 1 hour delay about 4.5 mile back up @ 1730 hours, 7/1/2016
  • Fire was put out 7/1/2016

#Hashtags  #I90Fire #Milepost133Fire #WaWildfires2016 #VantageFire  #NWFireBlgoWA

 

HORSESHOE FIRE (Thirty-five Miles northwest of Austin/Nevada)  NEW!

  • Start unknown
  • 6,824 acres
  • 85% contained
  • 264 personnel
  • 8 crews
  • 7 engines
  • 4 helicopters
  • 0 structures lost
  • Active fire behavior
  • Sage-grouse threatened
  • $320,000 CTD

#Hashtags #HorseshoeFire #NvWildfires2016

 

LONE PINE FIRE  (3 miles west of Lone Pine/California)  NEW!

  • Inyo County
  • 30 acres
  • 50% contained

#LonePineFire  #CaWildfires2016  #CALFire  #NWFireBlogCA

 

LION FIRE (6 miles S of Crown King in the  Bradshaw Mountains/Arizona)

  • Started 6/28/2016 @ 1600 hours
  • Cause unknown, under investigation
  • In rugged and remote area
  • Indirect fire suppression
  • 160 acres
  • Fire area has received heavy moisture but still active in NW area
  • 90% containment
  • 20 personnel
  • Resources include 3 engines and 2 helicopters

#Hashtags  #LionFire  #AzWildfires2016  #NWFireBlogAZ

 

LONE PINE FIRE ( off Whitney Portal Rd & Olivas Ranch Rd, W of Lone Pine (Inyo Co)/California)

  • Start 7/1/2016
  • 30 acres
  • Whitney Portal campground evacuated
  • Whitney Portal store evacuated
  • Lone Pine Campground evacuated
  • 5% contained @ 1957 Hours PDT

#Hashtags  #LonePineFire  #CaWildfires2016  #CALFire  #NWFireBlogCA

 

 

NORTH FIRE (25 miles SW of Magdalena/New Mexico)

  • Started 5/21/2016 @ 1645 hours
  • 42,102 acres
  • Lightning caused
  • 85% containment status
  • 60 personnel
  • Fire behavior is minimal, creeping

#Hashtags  #NorthFire  #NmWildfires2016  #NWFireBlogNM

 

OBSERVATION FIRE (West of Lost Horse Observation Point, 10 miles Southwest of Hamilton/Montana)

  • Started 6/24/2016 @ noon
  • Caused by lightning
  • 1292 acres
  • 10% containment
  • 361 personnel
  • 10 crews
  • 4 engines
  • 6 helicopters
  • Resources include – Turman’s Type 1 IMT, 12 crews, 7 aircraft, 4 engines, 3 dozers and 4 watertenders

 

Observation Point Fire - Aerial Photo - June 25

Aerial view of the Observation Fire (Source: inciweb)Fire behavior is moderate with periodic group torching, flanking, and backing

  • Managers expect the fire will continue to spread to the west up the Lost Horse drainage in rugged inaccessible terrain
  • $1.4 Million CTD

#Hashtags  #ObservatonFire  #NmWildfires2016  #NWFireBlogNM

 

PINE FIRE (Near Haddock Campground, 3 miles west of the Pine Mtn Lodge, above Middle Sespe/California)

Ariel photo of Pine Fire

Pine Fire (Credit: CA-LPF)

  • 11 miles north of Ojai in the Sespe Wilderness
  • 1450 acres
  • Started 6/30/2016 @ 0854 hours
  • As of 7/1/2016 @ 1800 hours, The Central Sierra Incident Management Type 2 Team  assumed command
  • 366 personnel
  • 6 handcrews
  • 2 engines
  • 9 helicopters
  • Managers expect the fire to continue burning to the N and NE and rollout to the SW
  • $1.5 Million CTD

#Hashtags  #PIneFire  #CaWildfires2016  #NWFireBlogCA

 

PONY FIRE (Happy Camp Ranger District, one-half mile northeast of Pony Peak, 15 miles southwest of Happy Camp, 17 miles north of Somes Bar and 2.7 miles west of State Highway 96 and the Klamath River/California)

Pony Fire view from the South

Pony Fire view from the South (Source: Inciweb)

  • Burning in the Swillup 2001 burn area
  • Started 6/7/2016 @ 1445 hours
  • Caused by Lightning
  • 160 personnel
  • 2858 acres
  • 75% containment
  • Expectations in the fire to continue to creep and smolder, with the possibility of single tree torching throughout the week

#Hashtags  #PonyFire  #CaWildfires2016  #NWFireBlogCA

 

RIVALLI HILL #2 FIRE  (1 mile E of Rivalli/Montana)  NEW!

  • Flathead Agency, BIA
  • Active fire behavior with single tree torching, group torching, and wind-driven runs
  • Structures threatened
  • 500 acres
  • 30% contained
  • 60 personnel
  • 1 crew
  • 7 engines
  • $150,000 CTD

#Hashtags  #Rivalli2Fire  #MtWildfires2016  #NWFireBlogMT

ROT 1 FIRE (14 miles SW of Belle Grade/Florida)  NEW!

  • Florida Forest Service
  • 800 acres
  • 10% contained
  • 1 crew
  • 1 engine
  • Last report

#Hashtag  #Rot1Fire  #FlWildfires2016  #NWFireBlogFL

 

ROT 2 FIRE ( 13 SW of Belle Grade/Florida)  NEW!

  • 400 acres
  • 10% contained
  • 1 crew
  • 1 engine
  • Last report

#Hashtag  #Rot2Fire  #FlWildfires2016  #NWFireBlogFL

 

SADDLE FIRE (2 miles south of Pine Valley/Utah)

Delivering retardant via helicopter.

Delivering retardant via helicopter (Source: Inciweb)

  • Started 6/13/2016 @ 1100 hours
  • Caused by lightning
  • 1540 acres
  • 42% Contained
  • 553 personnel
  • 13 crews
  • 24 engines
  • 5 helicopters
  • Fire crews attacking fire with indirect/direct fire tactics
  • $8.6 Million CTD

#Hashtags #SaddleFire #UtWildfires2016  #UTFires2016  #NWFireBlogUT

 

TRAILHEAD FIRE (Middle fork American River canyon south of Todd Valley/California)

  • Started 6/28/2016 @ 1345 hours
  • From an unknown cause
  • NorCal Interagency Incident Management Team 2 / CAL FIRE NEU (Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit)
  • 3218 acres
  • 12% contained
  • 2600 structures threatened
  • 1669 Personnel
  • 124 engines
  • 53 crews
  • 29 bulldozers
  • 10 watertenders
  • 13 helicopters
  • Fire active in Otter Creek drainage (S and E sides)
  • Fire made run to the East up Jakey’s Hill toward Volcanoville.
  • Behavior reduced in the evening
  • Dozer and handlines constructed and improved on sides of fire.
  • Structure protection activities completed in Volcanoville and Buckeye areas.
  • Public Meeting – Saturday, July 2 @ 1900 hours.   Golden Sierra HS in Garden Valley.
  • Placer Co – residents w/ID will only be allowed to repopulate area.  Entry @ 2100 hours.
  • $4.9 Million CTD

#Hashtags  #TrailheadFire #CaWildfires2016 #CALFire  #NWFireBlogCA

Sources used in this post are gleaned from CALFire, Kern County FD, Inciweb, and the NWICC.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

 

 

 

 

Active Wildfires – NM – June 26, 2016

Thank you for following us on the NW Fire Blog’s posts about wildfires and joining us on our journeys in covering them.  We appreciate every one of you all!

Stay safe out there friends.

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104 FIRE – Las Vegas District.  Area:  NM State Forestry. Location:  15 miles N of Las Vegas, NM. Fire Fuels:  Timber and short grass.

Current Status:  No new information.

Size:  900 acres.  Current Containment Status:  75% contained.  Resources: 17 personnel.  3 engines. Cost-to-Date:  $15,000.00.

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 BURRO FIRE – Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.  Location:  12 miles NW of Mule Creek, NM. Fuels:  Brush and tall grass.

Size: 1214 ac.  Current Status:  90% contained.  Personnel: 26 personnel. 1 crew.  1 helo.  Cost-to-Date:  $150,000.

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DOG HEAD FIRE – Cibola NF. Location:  6 miles NW of Tajique, NM. Fire Fuels:  Timber and medium logging slash.

Tanker Drops on the Dog Head Fire

Dog Head Fire (Source: Inciweb)

 

Fire Behavior: Minimal fire behavior. Alerts:  Road, area, and trail closures in effect.

Size: 17,912 acres. Containment Status:  90% contained. Resources:  274 personnel.  5 crews.  11 engines.  Damage Assessment:  56 structures lost. Cost-to-Date:  $10 Million.

 

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NORTH FIRE – Cibola National Forest. Location:  28 .miles SW of Magdalena, NM. Fire Fuels:  Timber.

Engine 631 Night Shift North Fire 6/16/16

Credit: Rich Lucero (via Inciweb)

 

Fire Behavior:  Moderate fire behavior with backing and creeping. Damage Assessment / Threats:  Structures threatened. Alerts:  Road, area, and trail closures in effect. Weather:  Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

Size:  39,500 acres. Containment Status: 69% contained. Resources:  87 personnel.  4 engines.  1 helo. Cost-to-Date:  $3.5M.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Update1 – 6/26/2016 @ 1505 hours PDT

 

 

 

 

UNCONTAINED LARGE WILDFIRES in NW, WEST COAST and YUKON – July 18, 2015

Here are the newest Updates for today’s fires.

FIRE SUMMARY:

NW Fire Stats

  • Large Fires:  0 Stats:  No change
  • Uncontained Fires:  WA [3], OR [1]   Stats:  No change
  • New Fires:  WA [5 for 38 acres], OR [14 for 1 acre]   Stats: New fires went down

National Fire Stats

  • New Fires  [Initial Attack Activities-Light]: 100  Stats:  A decrease of 21 new fires 
  • Large Fires Contained: 4   Stats: Fire crews are making some progress
  • Uncontained Fires:  5   Stats: Good news with one contained

IMT Stats [Committed]

  • WA IMT 1:  1
  • National IMT 1:  2
  • WA IMT 2:  1
  • National IMT:  5

ALASKA FIRES

Burnout operations on Spicer Creek Fire complex

TANANA FIRE

Multiple fires located from close proximity up to 60+ miles from the town of Tanana [AK]

  • Personnel:  331
  • Incident Cooperators:  #Doyon, #TananaChiefsConference, #TananaVillageCouncil, #TananaVFD
  • Acres:  484,948
  • Containment:  1%
  • Fire status:  Moderate fire behavior included torching, creeping and smoldering. Crews continued direct attack north of Tanana with saw lines and hose lays.

MIDDLE YUKON FIRES / RUBY AREA FIRES

Fires are south and east of the village of Ruby [AK]

  • Personnel:  91
  • Total Acres:  395,115 acres
  • Containment:  No containment % available

Multiple Fires burning in this Complex

Active

  • Bruno Fire – 15,232 acres
  • Big Creek Two Fire – 322,451 acres
  • Trail Creek Fire – 32,687 acres

In Monitor Status

  • Gentian Fire – 14, 065 acres
  • Ruby Slough Fire – 49 acres
  • Eldorado Fire – 6 acres
  • Little Moose Fire – 761 acres
  • Melozitnz – 3357 acres

IDITAROD FIRE

2.5 miles north of the ghost town of Iditarod [AK]

  • Acres:  98,183
  • Damage Assessment:  3 minor structures destroyed.
  • Fire Status:  In monitor status.

NORTH ANIAK FIRE

317 miles west of Anchorage, 2 miles north of the town of Aniak [AK]

  • Acres:  55,704
  • Fire Status: In mop-up, removing structure protection equipment

AGGIE CREEK FIRE

30 miles northwest of Fairbanks, AK along the Elliot Highway [AK]

An engine patrols along the fireline as burnout operations occur on the Aggie Creek Fire 07.07.15

  • Personnel:  371
  • Acres:  31,885
  • Containment:  53%
  • Fire Behavior:  Low today with creeping, smoldering, and isolated tree torching

HAY SLOUGH FIRES

14 miles NNW of the village of Manley Hot Springs [AK]

Smoke plume on Hay Slough Fire, July 10, 2015

  • Personnel:  21
  • Acres:  89,747
  • Fire Behavior:  Wetter conditions has led to mainly smoldering with some creeping

BLAIR FIRE

39 miles southeast of Fairbanks [AK]

Column as seen from Creek Creek 5-mile community. Photo by Jeff Frimel, Unaweep crew

  • Personnel:  11 
  • Acres:  43,766
  • Containment:  Unknown

BAKER FIRE

14 miles of Manley Hot Springs [AK]

Burnout opeations along Elliot Highway

  • Personnel:  220
  • Acres:  27,103
  • Containment:  Unknown %
  • Fire Behavior:  Smoldering today with isolated pockets of creeping
  • Complex Summary:  Part of Manley Area Fires

MICHIGAN CREEK FIRE

38 miles Northeast of Delta Junction [AK]

A helicopter view of the Michigan Creek Fire looking southwest

  • Personnel:  Unknown #
  • Acres: 10,499 acres
  • Containment:  Unknown  %

HEALY LAKE FIRE

28 miles Southeast of Delta Junction [AK]

Backhaul brought in by boat pilot.

  • Personnel:  39
  • Acres:  11,473
  • Containment: 15%
  • Incident Cooperators:  #RuralDeltanaVFD, #AKState

LONG LAKE FIRE

Directly south of Northway [AK]

photo of IC Clinton Northway over Long Lake Fire

  • Personnel:  147
  • Acres:  23,430
  • Containment:  20%

TETLINS HILLS FIRE

8 Miles Se Of Tok [AK]

Dozer in fire - Tetlin Hills on July 1, 2015

  • Personnel:  125
  • Acres:  1,878
  • Containment:  75%

REX COMPLEX FIRE

Kobe fire is west of Clear, Fish Creek is NE of Clear [AK]

Red water tanks consisting of plasticized canvas behind yellow-clad firefighters with mud and smoke and a solitary firefighter in the background

  • Personnel:  241
  • Fires in Complex:  #KobeFire #FishCreekFire
  • Total Acres:  16,159
  • Containment:  63%

SOCKEYE FIRE

6 miles north of Willow [AK]

Mop-up 300 ft around structures and in from the perimeter

  • Personnel:  9
  • Acres:  7,220
  • Containment:  99%

CARD STREET FIRE

Kenai Peninsula – 5 miles southeast of Sterling [AK]

Firefighter digs out a hot spot as others look on

  • Personnel:   Unknown #
  • Acres:  8,876
  • Containment:  92%

WHITEFISH LAKE 1 FIRE

8 miles south of Kalskag [AK]

The Whitefish Lake 1 Fire backs in to the wind as it burns with the interior of the fire Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Alaska Division of Forestry photo

  • Personnel:  64
  • Acres:  64,371
  • Containment:  88%

LLOYD FIRE 

40 miles SE of Manley Hot Springs, about 38 miles SW of the village of Tanana [AK]

  • Personnel:  Unknown
  • Acres:  77,808
  • Containment: Unknown

ROCK FIRE

9 miles SE of Hughes on the Koyukuk River [AK]

  • Personnel:  Unknown
  • Acres:  60,019
  • Containment:  Unknown  

DEEP CREEK FIRE

2 1/2 miles south of Lake Minchumina [AK]

  • Personnel:  Unknown
  • Acres:  11,222
  • Containment:  Unknown

AK Fire Stats:

  • New Fires:  7 for 57 acres
  • Active Fires: 308 burning across the State
  • Staffed Fires:  21 with 950,677 acres burned
  • Monitored Fires:  281 with 3,309,778 acres burned
  • Acres Burned YTD:  4,778,638  

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NEWBY LAKE FIRE

12 miles NW of Loomis [WA]

Photo showing smoke column from Newby Lake Fire on July 2, 2015

  • Personnel:  504
  • Acres:  5065
  • Containment:  20%

PARADISE FIRE

Approximately 13 miles North/Northeast of Quinault [WA]

Fire burning midslope on Pelton Peak

  • Personnel:  116l
  • Acres:  1612
  • Containment:  21%

OUTLAW DRAW FIRE

  • Personnel:  Unknown #
  • Acres:  2000
  • Containment:  60%

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CORNER CREEK FIRE

11 miles south of Dayville; near Black Canyon Wilderness [OR]

Corner Creek Fire

  • Personnel:  124
  • Acres:  29,407
  • Containment: 98%
  • Incident Cooperators:  BLM, USDA Forest Service, #CrookCountySheriff, #GrantCountySheriff, #ORDeptOfForestry

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NORTH FIRE

Cajon Pass, Baldy Mesa / I-15 N of Hwy 138 [CA]

This photograph shows a fixed wing air tanker making a retardant drop on the North Fire

  • Started:  7/16/15 1433 hours
  • Acres:  3500
  • Containment Status: 5%
  • Mandatory evacuations:  E of Sheep Creek Rd, N of Hwy 138, W of I15 / Hwy 395, S of Phelan Rd.
  • Evac Shelter:  Serrano HS, 9292 Sheep Creek Rd, Phelan CA
  • Animal Shelter: Victor Valley Fairgrounds, 14800 7th St, Victorville CA
  • Damage Assessment [SB I-5]:  20 vehicles, 2 Semis destroyed; 10 vehicles damaged.  [Baldy Mesa] 3 homes, 8 outbuildings, 44 vehicles destroyed.
  • Command:  Unified with San Bernardino County Fire + CALFire + San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office  IMT 2 team ordered.
  • Resources:  22 engines, 2 crews, 4 water tenders, 1 dozer, 1 air attack plane, 1 lead plane, 3 helicopters and 6 fixed wing planes including a DC10 and MD87.
  • Significant Event:   Aircraft was grounded for 25 minutes due to a drone flying in the same airspace as Fire Suppression aircraft.  After the airspace was clear, Fire Suppression aircraft resumed operations.**
  • ALERT:  Fire Managers would like to alert the Public to the usage [flights] of drones which fly at the same level as Fire Suppression aircraft.  When this happens, all Fire Suppression aircraft must be grounded due to possible collisions and other mishaps putting crews and civilian lives in serious danger which may also include death. DON’T DO IT!
  • Personnel:  1000
  • Incident Cooperators:  #CALFire, #CALTrans, #SanBernardinoCoFD, #SanBernardinoCoEOM, #SanBernardinoCoSheriffOffice
  • Cause:  Under investigation

LAKE FIRE

Barton Flats, South Fork, Fish Creek, Coon Creek, Ten Thousand Foot Ridge, Onyx Peak, Upper Pipes Canyon [CA]

This photo shows a crewman from the Black Eagle Handcrew carrying a pine branch while chipping brush along State Highway 38

  • Personnel: 70
  • Acres:  31,359
  • Containment:  98%
  • Incident Cooperators:  #AmericanRedCross, #BLM, #USDA Forest Service, #AnaheimFD, #BaronaFD, #BigBearFD, #BishopCityFD, #BreaFD,  #BurbankFD, #CALFire, #CAConservationCorps, #CaDOC, #CALTrans, #CHP, #CAEOM, #CarsonCityFD, #ChinoValleyFD, #ColtonFD, #KernCoFD, #LagunaBeachFD, #LA_coFD, #LomaLindaFD, #MorongoValleyFD, #OntarioFD, #OrangeCityFD, #RanchoCucamongaFD, #RanchoSantaFeFD, #RedlandsFD, #RiversideFD, #RossValleyFD, #SanBernardinoCityFD, #SanBernardinoCountyFD, #SanBernandinoCountyEOM, #SanBernardinoCountySheriffsOffice, #SanDiegoFD, #SanManuelFD, #SanMarcosFD, #VenturaCoFire, #ViejasFD

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