Fire Jobs | Thurs | Dec 7, 2017

Fire Jobs:  Looking for a job in the Fire Service?  Look no further. Here are some great opportunities staring you right in the face begging for you to apply for them. What are you waiting for?  Check them out here….

DISPATCHERS

Fire Logistics Dispatcher. US Dept of Interior.   Marblemount, WA (North Cascades NP) Open enrollment from 11/27/2017 to 02/27/2018. Temp position.  $15.17 / hour. Full-Time – These are full-time competitive service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months.  Apply today!  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485240000

Fire Dispatcher (Range/Forestry Technician.) Dept of Interior/Bureau of Land Managment (BLM).  Locations:  Colville, WA.  Hines and Vale, OR.  Idaho Falls, Boise, Salmon and Shoshone, ID.  San Bernardino and Susanville, CA.  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is looking for temporary employees to work as Fire Dispatchers.  $14.07 to $19.49 per hour.  Application Period:  12/04/2017 to 02/27/2018.  Apply today!  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485816700#

FIRE

Fire Lookout (Forestry Technician).  Dept of Interior/National Park Service. Marblemount, WA. North Cascades NP is looking for temporary employees to work as Fire Lookouts in Marblemount, WA.  Full-Time – These are full-time excepted service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months. $15.19 to $15.19 per hour.  Open enrollment period:  12/04/2017 to 02/27/2018.  Apply today!  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485774300

FIREFIGHTER

Firefighter and Firefighter/Paramedic.    Walla Walla FD, Walla Walla, WA.  Public safety testing.  $4414/month.  Apply today!  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Public-Safety-Testing/jobs/Fire-Department-f8bf13929a3cf80e?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvQjiyfvfCqQcqwuEYxlYeebP0p5btYS2BDbclWQzD33TaytmbIloUkr35uxgFuhwQDKCZYwEq2O95xx7tWE9ovk&tk=1c0q55hur1fsk1n3  Closes 12/31/2017.

Entry-Level Firefighter (EMT or Paramedic.) or  Lateral Firefighter (EMT or Paramedic).  Clark County Fire & Rescue.  Ridgefield, WA.  Closes 12/15/2017.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Public-Safety-Testing/jobs/Clark-County-Fire-Rescue-09a5831dfc34ed57?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvWQtASnfUyADIw9vWhnJ5Kr9z7sVMne6v2-AvaGQgHDtPe_Oh4D6aGuxWcjsR–ggVKDULUBiqdLOMcWGmDMwHg&tk=1c0q5pl841fsk0ol

HELITACK FIREFIGHTING

2018 Helitack Firefighter (HECM).  State of WA / Dept of Natural Resources (DNR).  Ellensburg (Kittitas County), WA.  $13.83 – $16.02 / per hour.  Seasonal. Closes 3/30/2018.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1903767-0/2018-helitack-firefighter-hecm

2018 Helitack Fuel Support Driver.  WA DNR.  Ellensburg, WA.  $17.95 – $20.76 / per hour. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1904351-0/2018-helitack-fuel-support-truck-driver

2018 Helitack Squad Boss.  WA DNR.  Ellensburg (Kittitas County), WA.  Closes 3/30/2018.  $16.54 – $19.16 / per hour.  Seasonal.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1903746-0/2018-helitack-squad-boss

2018 Helitack Helicopter Manager (HMGB) – FCS1. WA DNR.  Ellensburg, WA (Kittitas County).  Seasonal.  $3,054 – $3276 /monthly.  Cloes 3/30/2018.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1903729-0/2018-helitack-helicopter-manager-hmgb-fcs-1

WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER

2018 Wildland Firefighter, Olympic Region. WA DNR.  Multiple locations in Western Washington State.  $2,407 – $3333 / month.  Closes 4/1/2018.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1895737-0/2018-wildland-firefighter-olympic-region

Wildland Firefighter – Engine/Fire Suppression Module (Range/Forestry Aid/Technician. Dept of Interior/BLM.  WA:  Wenatchee.  OR:  Prineville, Vale, Lakeview, Madras, Hines, Grass Valley, Dayville.  CA:  Yucca Valley, Topaz, Whitethorn, Susanville, Taft, Ravendale, Ridgecrest, Olancha, Onyx, Mountain Center, Mono County, Inyo County, Essex, Cedarville, Bakersfield, Apple Valley, Alturas.  Apply today!  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485784700#

Wildland Firefighter (Range/Forestry Aid/Technician).  Dept of Interior/US Fish & Wildlife Service.  Locations – WA:  Colville, Othello, Burbank, Cheney.  OR:  Lakeview and Princeton.  $12.53 to $20.46 per hour.  Open application period.  11/27/2017 – 2/27/2018. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485222700#

Wildland Firefighter – Handcrew (Range/Forestry Aid/Technician). Dept of Interior/BLM.   Locations:  WA:  Spokane.  OR:  Medford, Klamath Falls.  CA:  Placerville.  MT:  Billings.  WY:  Worland.  AZ:  Sierra Vista.  NV:  Las Vegas.  Full-Time – These are full-time competitive service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months.  $12.53 to $16.98 per hour.  Application period:  11/9/2017 – 2/27/2018.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/484220300#

Wildland Firefighter (Range/Forestry Aid/Technician).  Dept of Interior/NPS.  Locations:  CA:  Mineral, Olema and Sausalito.  WA:  Marblemount, Kettle Falls and Port Angeles.  Full-Time – These are full-time competitive service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months.   Open Period:  12/4/2017 – 2/27/2018. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485735700#

Lead Wildland Firefighter (Lead Range/Forestry Technician).  Dept of Interior/BLM.  Locations:  WA:  Spokane.  OR:  Grass Valley, Madras, Medford and Prineville.  CA:  Placerville and Redding.   Position Description:  Serves as a Lead on a wildland fire handcrew. Locates fire line, directs and participates in fire line construction, backfiring and burnout operations, tree falling and holding/patrol mop-up operations. Constructs handlines in various vegetative types. Uses a variety of specialized tools, equipment and techniques to actively suppress wildland fires. Leads at least three crewmembers on a handcrew. May participate in prescribed fire operations.  Pay:  $17.54/hour.  Open application period:  11/27/2017  – 2/27/2018.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485260900#

FIREFIGHTER

Firefighter.   City of Spokane FD.  Spokane, WA.  $40,445 – $80,894 / year.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/spokanecity/jobs/1150196/firefighter-open-entry 2018 Hiring.

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog 

U.S. Active Wildfires | June 24, 2017 | PM UPdate

Shoutout Saturday

A Shoutout to those who are reading this blog this evening from the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Pakistan, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Bangladesh, Palestinian Territories, Marshall Islands and Ireland.  We are happy to have you on board.

GREAT BASIN AREA

There were 16 fires reported in this area since yesterday.  Of the 16 incidents, 2 were new large fires with 4 of those fires being not contained.  1 Type 1 IMT and 1 Type 2 IMTs are committed.

COLORADO

392 FIRE.  NEW!  Resources dispatched @ 1240 hours. Park @ Spark Ranger District X Long Chimney Spring  9.5 miles NE of Como.  Human caused.  Resources on-scene.  Grass and trees.  100 acres. 0% containment.*

BLACK BURN FIRE.  NEW!  Grand Junction Intergency Dispatch Center.  Grass and brush.  15 acres.  Dispatched @ 0813 hours.*

KAWUNEECHE FIRE.  NEW!  Kawuneeche Road.  Ft. Collins Interagency Dispatch Center.  0.1 acres.*

VISTA FIRE.  NEW!  Rio Grande County.  Monte Vista Refuge.  8.2 miles NE of Monte Cristo.  Human caused.  3 acres.  Dispatched @ 1200 hours.  Contained  @ 1420 hours.  Out @ 1430 hours.  Grass fire fuels.*

NEVADA

HUNTER CREEK FIRE.  NEW! Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.  Near the Michael D. Thompson Trailhead in the Hunter Creek area west of Reno.  On 2100 on Thursday, June 22, the Hunter Creek Fire transitioned from a unified command (TMFPD /Reno Fire Department/Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest) to a single U.S. Forest Service Type 3 organization. Grass, sage and brush. 24 acres. 65% contained.  4 hand crews, 2 engines, and 3 overhead on the fire.*

Hunter Creek Fire 06/23/17

Hunter Creek Fire. Crews heading out. (Credit: John Gaffney)

RED SPRINGS FIRE.   Elko District, BLM. 5 miles NW of Jiggs. Brush, timber and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, group and single tree torching.  4,598 acres.  95% contained.  217 personnel.  7 crews.  9 engines.  1 helicopter.  $477,000 CTD.*

SPANISH FIRE.   NEW!  Winnemucca District, BLM.  19 miles NE of Winnemucca, NV.  Tall grass and brush. Active fire behavior with backing and running.  300 acres. 40% contained.  73 personnel.  1 crews.  4 engines.  1 helicopter.  $40,000 CTD.*

UTAH

BRIANHEAD FIRE.   Southwest Area, Utah DOF. IMT 1 (Martin) and IMT 2 (Roide). 1

Smoke Plume view from Parowan

A smoke plume view from the ICP.

mile N of Brian Head.  Timber and heavy logging slash. Extreme fire behavior with crowning, group torching and long-range spotting.  Numerous residences threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect.  37,560 acres.  5% contained.  836 personnel.  23 crews.  40 engines.  9 helicopters.  25 structures lost.  $5.7 Million CTD.*

LINCOLN BEACH FIRE.  NEW!   Northwest Area, Utah DOF. 4 miles NW of West Mountain. Short grass.  Active fire behavior with running and backing. Residences threatened. 2,252 acres.  50% contained.  0 resources.  $200,000 CTD.*

Shepard Fire. (Credit: South Davis Metro FD)

SHEPARD FIRE. NEW!  1500 N Compton, Farmington.  Start 6/23/2017.  Unknown cause.  130 acres. 20% containment.  Minimal smoke can been.*

A drone has been spotted flying over the Shepard Fire. Due to drone activity, all fire suppression aircraft will be forced to land and remain until the airspace is cleared.  #NoDronesInFireZones  It is illegal and drone operators may be pay the consequences if caught.  Some have been known to have their drone and all other equipment confiscated by Law Enforcement officials or even shot down by ground fire resources.

SOUTHWEST AREA

As of today’s report, there were 12 new wildfires reported with 2 of them being new large incidents and 9 uncontained fires.  There are 2 Type 1 IMT’s  and 3 Type 2 IMT’s committed in this area.

ARIZONA

Fire Fact:  Arizona Gov. Ducey declared a state of emergency to get additional funds to fight all wildfires.

BAR X FIRE.  Coronado, NF. 10 miles SE of Fort Grant. Tall grass and brush. Lightning ignited on June 21st around 1545 hours.  Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Residences threatened. 52% contained.  0 resources.  $225,000 CTD. The Bar X fire lies within the planning area of the Frye incident.*

BATTLE FIRE.  NEW!  Prescott Dispatch Center.  I-17 NB and mile marker 250.  Dispatched at 1008 hours.*

BOUNDARY FIRE.   Coconino, NF. IMT 2 (Andrews). 12 miles N of Bellemont. Timber, short grass and heavy logging slash. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and torching. Residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  15,942 acres.  88% contained.  282 personnel.*

BUCK FIRE.  NEW! Flagstaff Dispatch Center. NE Buck Mtn. 1841 dispatch time.*

COLUMBINE FIRE.  NEW!  Mile marker 347 – 348.  Show Low Interagency Dispatch Center.  Dispatched @ 1958 hours.  Pine with understory.  0.1 acres.  Resources include H-118MB. *

DRAW FIRE.  NEW!  Hayfield Draw.  Prescott Dispatch Center.  Fire resources dispatched at 1115 hours.   Fire contained to .25 acres.*

Encino Fire

Encino Fire. Night operations continue showing an array of extreme fire behavior.

ENCINO FIRE.  Southeast District, Arizona DOF. 2 miles S of Sonoita.  Started June 20, 2017, near town of Sonoita by lightning.  Tall grass and brush.   10 personnel. 1,289 acres.  10% containment.  Fire weather forecast is extremely hot  with possible isolated showers. 6 structures lost.  $160,000 CTD.*

ECONOLINE FIRE.  NEW! NB I-17 and mile marker 311.  Fire resources dispatched @ 0903 PDT.  RRRD contained. Flagstaff Dispatch Center.*

FREEZE 2 FIRE.  San Carlos Agency, BIA. Previously reported incident. 27 miles SW of Whitewater. Timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior.  2,832 acres.  70% contained.  11 personnel.  1 helicopter.  $4.4 Million CTD.

FRYE FIRE.   Coronado, NF. IMT 1 (Poncin) and IMT 2 (Sinclair). 9 miles W of Swift Trail

Fire Sprinkler Installation in Turkey Flat

Fire sprinkler installation in Turkey Flat.

Junction.  Lightning caused.  Timber,  brush and chaparral. Extreme fire behavior with spotting, wind- driven and uphill runs. Numerous residences area threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.   35,569 acres. 29% contained.  29 Engines, 23 Crews, 10 Helicopters, 3 Dozer, 11 Water tenders and 203 miscellaneous overhead support personnel.   IC:  Alan Sinclair/ Dave Gesser, trainee with the Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 3.*

Goodwin Fire. (Credit: AZ State Forestry)

GOODWIN FIRE.  NEW! Senator Highway. Resources dispatched @ 1548 hours. 14 miles South of Prescott. Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is evacuating the community of Pine Flat as a precautionResources on-scene. 250 acres. DFFM assisting U.S. Forest Service. Prescott National Forest.  North Red Cross shelter open at  @ Mayer High School.*

Fire Fact:  78% of firefighters tested at spike camp on Frye fire had strep throat.

KEILLER FIRE. NEW!  Dispatched fire resources @ 1926 hours to Highway 10 and mile marker 340. (AZ Dispatch Center)*

LINGSHIRE FIRE. NEW!  SR 260 and mile marker 213.  Dispatched @ 1118 hours. (AZ Dispatch Center.)*

MAGGIE FIRE.   Phoenix District Office, BLM.  6 miles N of Black Canyon City. Tall grass, brush and timber.  Last report.  1,400 acres.  90% contained.  11 personnel.   3 engines.  $660,000 CTD.*

O RO RANCH FIRE. NEW!  This wildfire was reported on June 23,2017, around 0700 hours.  It is currently burning in grass and timber and is located on private land owned by the O RO Ranch, which is 25 miles from Bagdad. The Arizona DOF and Fire Management in cooperation with the land owner is providing resources to maintain fire near existing acreage. There is 30 personnel. Minimal smoke is visible from this fire. No structures are at risk.  159 acres have been scorched and have a zero % containment status.*

R14 FIRE.   Fort Apache Agency, BIA. 3 miles S of Cedar Creek. Timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.  749 acres. 90% contained.  118 personnel.  5 crews.  1 engine.  $400,000 CTD.*

SADDLE FIRE.  NEW!  Packsaddle Mountain.  Dispatched @ 1510 hours.  IC in place 2 2000 hours. Resources on-scene.  1500 acres.  0% contained. Tucson Dispatch Center.*

TRAMWAY #11 FIRE.  NEW! Tramway Track.  Fire resources dispatched @ 1910 hours.  Via Flagstaff Dispatch Center.*

TURKEY FIRE.  NEW! Approximately 35 miles N of Douglas and Turkey Creek and Chircahua Mountains.  Started 6/24/2017 @ 1530 hours. Lightning ignited. 100 personnel. 50 acres.  Grass and brush.  Structures are about .25 acres from fire.*

NEW MEXICO

BONITA FIRE.  Carson, NF. IMT 2 (Bales). 16 miles NE of Canjilon. Timber, brush and short grass.  Minimal fire behavior with backing and smoldering. Numerous residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.   7,426 acres.  81% contained.  315 personnel.  6 crews.  8 engines.  3 helicopters.  $3.9 Million CTD.*

Fire Fact:  Illegal drone spotted on the Bonita Fire, aircraft grounded on Friday, June 23, 2017. #NoDronesInFireZones

Helicopter safety briefing

Cajete Fire. A helicopter briefing training session where it is necessary for safety of its firefighters. (Credit: Dana Wilson/BLM Colorado)

CAJETE FIRE.   Santa Fe, NF.  8 miles NE of Jemez Springs. Timber and medium logging slash. No new info.   1,412 acres.  96% contained.  258 personnel.  5 crews.  5 engines. 4 helicopters.  $4.2 Million CTD.*

GRIFFITH FIRE.   Las Vegas District, New Mexico State Forestry. 2 miles W of Romero. Chaparral and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.  5,000 acres.  96% contained.  9 personnel.  3 engines.  $6,000 CTD.*

HIGHLAND FIRE.   Bernalillo District, New Mexico State Forestry.15 miles NE of Encino, NM. Short grass and brush. Moderate fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and single tree torching.  927 acres.  85% contained.  83 personnel.  3 crews.  7 engines.  $150,000 CTD.*

ROUND FIRE.   Gila, NF. Previously reported incident.  16 miles W of Winston. Timber and short grass.  Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing and torching. Last report.  7,200 acres.  0% contained.  103 personnel.  4 engines.  $941,000 CTD.*

SEVEN FIRE. NEW!  This wildfire burning is on National Forest System lands in Catron County.  It is about 4 miles East of the Negrito Fire Base. Started June 22, 2017 from an unknown cause. Estimation is approximately 1,189 acres with a 0% containment status.  38 personnel.   Minimal fire behavior with creeping and medium to low fire conditions. Weather conditions predicted over the fire area will be an increase in moisture, primarily relative humidity with a cooling trend of 10-15 degrees cooler today.  There is a 50% chance of rain over the fire area.

NORTHWEST AREA

WASHINGTON

Fire Fact:  On June 23, 2017, the warm weather outlook pushed fire danger ratings up due to hot, dry and windy conditions in Washington State. (Map courtesy of WA DNR)

OREGON

RHOADES CANYON 0301 RN FIRE.   Prineville District, BLM. 3 miles E of Clarno. Brush and short grass.   Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven and uphill runs. Structures threatened.    14,000 acres. 50% containment. 99 personnel. 4 crews. 7 engines. 3 helicopters. $450,000 CTD.

IDAHO

CHAPARRAL FIRE.  NEW!  Wilderness Ranch and Chaparral.  0.75 acres. Resource SE625 dispatched @ 1730 hours.. Boise Interagency Dispatch Center.*

COLE FIRE.  NEW!  Cole Ten Mile Creek.  Boise Interagency Dispatch Center.  Resources BC30 , INV1, E1415, E1421, E1422, WT1931 dispatched @ 1856 hours. *

RA 1 CANYON FIRE.  NEW!  Dispatched @ 1659 hours. 7 acres.  Resources E1411 and E1412 dispatched.*

CALIFORNIA

Southern California saw 20 new wildfires since Friday, June 23, 2017, with 3 still not contained.  1 Type 1 IMT is only committed in this area.

BISHOP FIRE.  NEW!  North of Davis Creek.  Modoc Interagency Communications Center.  Dispatched @ 1651 hours.  Grass, brush and  juniper.  BC31 on-scene.  8.28 acres.*

BRUSH FIRE.  NEW!  2598 Kanan Road X Triunfo Canyon Road X Sierra Creek Road.  Dispatched @ 1915 hours. *

BRUSH FIRE. NEW!  Kristen Lee Drive X Yellowwood Drive.  Angeles National  Forest.  Dispatched @ 1407 hours. *

CREEK FIRE.  CAL Fire – Fresno County. Off Los Gatos Creek Rd, west of Derrick.  357 acres. 40% contained.*

HOLCOMB FIRE.   San Bernardino, NF. IMT 2 (Kelly). 3 miles NE  of Big Bear.  Brush,

Helicopter on it's way to make a drop with water

Holcomb Fire. You can easily see the fire inferno down below as a helicopter goes to make a water drop. (Credit: RS Vacations via Inciweb)

short grass and  timber. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Residences threatened. Area and trail closures in  effect.   1,582 acres. 75% contained.  1,163 personnel.  27 crews. 64 engines.  $5.2 Million CTD.*

INYO FIRE.  NEW!  Owens Valley Interagency Communications Center.  Inyo  Craters.  Resources dispatched @ 1406 hours.*

LAKESHORE FIRE.  NEW!  Modoc Interagency Communications Center.  Resources dispatched @ 1719 hours. BC on-scene @ 2214 hours.*

UNNAMED WILDFIRE.  NEW!  Los Padres National Forest.  South Coast Ridge Road X Naciemento Ferguson Road.  Resources dispatched @ 1243 hours.*

Fire Images (unless specifically noted) are Courtesy of Inciweb.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

U.S. Active Wildfires | June 24, 2017

National Fire News

According to the National Interagency Incident Coordination Center, nationally there were 96 new wildfires and 4 of those being new large incidents.  There were 3 large fires that were contained.  There are still 17 uncontained wildfires.

There are 3 Type 1 IMTs and 5 Type 2 IMTS committed.

GREAT BASIN AREA

There were 16 fires reported in this area since yesterday.  Of the 16 incidents, 2 were new large fires with 4 of those fires being not contained.  1 Type 1 IMT and 1 Type 2 IMTs are committed.

NEVADA

Red Springs Fire

Red Springs Fire. Devastation to an area where wildfire has burned.

HUNTER CREEK FIRE.  NEW! Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.  Near the Michael D. Thompson Trailhead in the Hunter Creek area west of Reno.  On 2100 on Thursday, June 22, the Hunter Creek Fire transitioned from a unified command (TMFPD /Reno Fire Department/Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest) to a single U.S. Forest Service Type 3 organization. Grass, sage and brush. 24 acres. 65% contained.  4 hand crews, 2 engines, and 3 overhead on the fire.

Hunter Creek Fire 06/23/17

Hunter Creek Fire. Crews heading out. (Credit: John Gaffney)

RED SPRINGS FIRE.   Elko District, BLM. 5 miles NW of Jiggs. Brush, timber and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, group and single tree torching.  4,598 acres.  95% contained.  217 personnel.  7 crews.  9 engines.  1 helicopter.  $477,000 CTD.

SPANISH FIRE.   NEW!  Winnemucca District, BLM.  19 miles NE of Winnemucca, NV.  Tall grass and brush. Active fire behavior with backing and running.  300 acres. 40% contained.  73 personnel.  1 crews.  4 engines.  1 helicopter.  $40,000 CTD.

UTAH

BRIANHEAD FIRE.   Southwest Area, Utah DOF. IMT 1 (Martin) and IMT 2 (Roide). 1

Smoke Plume view from Parowan

A smoke plume view from the ICP.

mile N of Brian Head.  Timber and heavy logging slash. Extreme fire behavior with crowning, group torching and long-range spotting.  Numerous residences threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect.  37,560 acres.  5% contained.  836 personnel.  23 crews.  40 engines.  9 helicopters.  25 structures lost.  $5.7 Million CTD.

LINCOLN BEACH FIRE.  NEW!   Northwest Area, Utah DOF. 4 miles NW of West Mountain. Short grass.  Active fire behavior with running and backing. Residences threatened. 2,252 acres.  50% contained.  0 resources.  $200,000 CTD.

Shepard Fire. (Credit: South Davis Metro FD)

SHEPARD FIRE. NEW!  1500 N Compton, Farmington.  Start 6/23/2017.  Unknown cause.  130 acres. 20% containment.  Minimal smoke can been.

A drone has been spotted flying over the Shepard Fire. Due to drone activity, all fire suppression aircraft will be forced to land and remain until the airspace is cleared.  #NoDronesInFireZones  It is completely illegal and drone operators may be pay the consequences if caught.  Some have been known to have their drone and all other equipment confiscated by Law Enforcement officials or even shot down by ground fire resources.

SOUTHWEST AREA

As of today’s report, there were 12 new wildfires reported with 2 of them being new large incidents and 9 uncontained fires.  There are 2 Type 1 IMT’s  and 3 Type 2 IMT’s committed in this area.

ARIZONA

Fire Fact:  Arizona Gov. Ducey declared state of emergency to get additional funds to fight all wildfires.

BAR X FIRE. NEW! Coronado, NF. 10 miles SE of Fort Grant. Tall grass and brush. Active fire behavior with creeping. Residences threatened. 1st/Last report.  2,465 acres. 52% contained.  0 resources.  $225,000 CTD.

BOUNDARY FIRE.   Coconino, NF. IMT 2 (Andrews). 12 miles N of Bellemont. Timber, short grass and heavy logging slash. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and torching. Residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  13,964 acres.  80% contained.  332 personnel.  5 crews.  13 engines.  4 helicopters.  $7.2 Million CTD.

Encino Fire

Encino Fire. Night operations continue showing an array of extreme fire behavior.

ENCINO FIRE.  Southeast District, Arizona DOF. 2 miles S of Sonoita, AZ. Tall grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Numerous residences threatened.  1,289 acres. 95% contained.  30 personnel.  1 crew.  2 engines.  6 structures lost.  $160,000 CTD.

FREEZE 2 FIRE.  San Carlos Agency, BIA. Previously reported incident. 27 miles SW of Whitewater. Timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior.  2,832 acres.  70% contained.  11 personnel.  1 helicopter.  $4.4 Million CTD.

FRYE FIRE.   Coronado, NF. IMT 1 (Poncin) and IMT 2 (Sinclair). 9 miles W of Swift Trail

Fire Fact:  78% of firefighters tested at spike camp on Frye fire had strep throat. 

Fire Sprinkler Installation in Turkey Flat

Fire sprinkler installation in Turkey Flat.

Junction.  Lightning caused.  Timber,  brush and chaparral. Extreme fire behavior with spotting, wind- driven and uphill runs. Numerous residences area threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.    29,424 acres. 29% contained.  814 personnel.  20 crews.  20 engines.  10 helicopters.  1 structure lost. $8 Million CTD.

MAGGIE FIRE.   Phoenix District Office, BLM.  6 miles N of Black Canyon City. Tall grass, brush and timber.  Last report.  1,400 acres.  90% contained.  11 personnel.   3 engines.  $660,000 CTD.

R14 FIRE.   Fort Apache Agency, BIA. 3 miles S of Cedar Creek. Timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.  749 acres. 90% contained.  118 personnel.  5 crews.  1 engine.  $400,000 CTD.

NEW MEXICO

BONITA FIRE.  Carson, NF. IMT 2 (Bales). 16 miles NE of Canjilon. Timber, brush and short grass.  Minimal fire behavior with backing and smoldering. Numerous residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.   7,426 acres.  81% contained.  315 personnel.  6 crews.  8 engines.  3 helicopters.  $3.9 Million CTD.

Fire Fact:  Illegal drone spotted on the Bonita Fire, aircraft grounded on Friday, June 23, 2017. #NoDronesInFireZones

Helicopter safety briefing

Cajete Fire. A helicopter briefing training session where it is necessary for safety of its firefighters. (Credit: Dana Wilson/BLM Colorado)

CAJETE FIRE.   Santa Fe, NF.  8 miles NE of Jemez Springs. Timber and medium logging slash. No new info.   1,412 acres.  96% contained.  258 personnel.  5 crews.  5 engines. 4 helicopters.  $4.2 Million CTD.

GRIFFITH FIRE. NEW!  Las Vegas District, New Mexico State Forestry. 2 miles W of Romero. Chaparral and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.  5,000 acres.  96% contained.  9 personnel.  3 engines.  $6,000 CTD.

HIGHLAND FIRE.   Bernalillo District, New Mexico State Forestry.15 miles NE of Encino, NM. Short grass and brush. Moderate fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and single tree torching.  927 acres.  85% contained.  83 personnel.  3 crews.  7 engines.  $150,000 CTD.

ROUND FIRE.   Gila, NF. Previously reported incident.  16 miles W of Winston. Timber and short grass.  Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing and torching. Last report.  7,200 acres.  0% contained.  103 personnel.  4 engines.  $941,000 CTD.

NORTHWEST AREA

WASHINGTON

Fire Fact:  On June 23, 2017, the warm weather outlook pushed fire danger ratings up due to hot, dry and windy conditions in Washington State. (Map courtesy of WA DNR)

OREGON

RHOADES CANYON 0301 RN FIRE.   Prineville District, BLM. 3 miles E of Clarno. Brush and short grass.   Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven and uphill runs. Structures threatened.    14,000 acres. 50% containment. 99 personnel. 4 crews. 7 engines. 3 helicopters. $450,000 CTD.

IDAHO

No current wildfires burning.

CALIFORNIA

Southern California saw 20 new wildfires since Friday, June 23, 2017, with 3 still not contained.  1 Type 1 IMT is only committed in this area.

CREEK FIRE.  CAL Fire – Fresno County. Off Los Gatos Creek Rd, west of Derrick.  200 acres.  20% contained.

Row of trucks parked at bottom of a steep hill

Highway Fire apparatus parked at the bottom of very steep and rugged terrain.

HIGHWAY FIRE.  Sequoia, NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (Mills) back to the local unit occurred yesterday. 5 miles SW of Bodfish.  Tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.  1,522 acres.  95% contained.  57 personnel.  1 crew.  4 helicopters.  $3 Million CTD.

HOLCOMB FIRE.   San Bernardino, NF. IMT 2 (Kelly). 3 miles NE  of Big Bear.  Brush,

Helicopter on it's way to make a drop with water

Holcomb Fire. You can easily see the fire inferno down below as a helicopter goes to make a water drop. (Credit: RS Vacations via Inciweb)

short grass and  timber. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Residences threatened. Area and trail closures in  effect.   1,582 acres. 75% contained.  1,163 personnel.  27 crews. 64 engines.  $5.2 Million CTD.

Alert!  Southern CA Edison will be conducting repair to their lines that deliver power to the Big Bear Valley area.  The estimated outage will be from 0900 – 1300 hours in order to safely complete repairs.  For more info, go to their website at : http://www.bves.com.

Lake Fire. This was in its early stages. As you can see, fire is going to spread pretty rapidly. (Credit: LACoFD)

 

LAKE FIRE.  Angeles, NF. 1 mile NE of Castaic. Chaparral and tall grass.  800 acres.  98% contained. 48 personnel.  1 crew. 1 engine. 1 helicopter. $800,000 CTD.

Fire Images (unless specifically noted) are Courtesy of Inciweb.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

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.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

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

 

OR & WA FIRE JOBS – AUGUST 23, 2015

OREGON

Bureau of Indian Affairs – Portland

City of Albany

City of Roseburg Fire Department

West Valley Fire District – Willamina

WASHINGTON

Bureau of Land Management – Wenatchee

City of Everett Fire Department

Snohomish County Fire District #1 – Everett

State of Washington – Olympia

DNR

State Fire Marshal’s Office

U.S. Forest Service – Multiple U.S. Locations

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

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.

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NW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES | EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT | AUG 12, 2015

IDAHO

ID National Guard | Emergency Management Specialist | Boise | $48,403.00 to $62,920.00 / Per Year | Closes 8/25/15 | https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/410953000

OREGON

Amercian Red Cross | Disaster Program Manager | Portland | https://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=57404&CurrentPage=15&sid=106

American Red Cross | Disaster Preparedness and Safety Coordinator | Eugene | http://www.indeed.com/cmp/American-Red-Cross/jobs/Disaster-Preparedness-Safety-Coordinator-f5899a8b22298379?q=emergency+management

Washington County  | Emergency Management Supervisor | Hillsboro | $6226-7564/monthly | Closes 8/21/15 | http://agency.governmentjobs.com/cowashingtonor/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1204049

WASHINGTON

City of Kennewick | Safety and Risk Management Coordinator | $4,976.00 – $6,966.00 Monthly | No Closing Date | http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kennewick/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1216408

Compucom Systems | Emergency Management Operations Center Specialist | http://compucom.broadbeantech.com/jobs/view/24445/Emergency-Management-Operations-Center-Specialist.html?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com

Lewis & Clark | Campus Safety Supervisor | CERT experience | $55,000/yearly | Closes 9/1/15 | https://jobs.lclark.edu/postings/5420

PACCAR | Disaster Recovery Analyst | Renton | http://us1.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_paccar01.asp?newms=jj&id=62996&aid=16118

US DSHS | Business Operations and Emergency Management Administrator | Olympia / Thurston County | Closes 8/12/15 @ 2359 PDT | $66,000.00 – $87,780.00 Annually | http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1210860

WA DNR | DNR Wildfire and Emergency Operations Manager | Olympia /Thurston County | $49,608.00 – $65,088.00 Annually  | Closes 8/20/15 | http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1201256

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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%

# # #

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

# # #

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

#FireImages Courtesy of Inciweb

“We again appreciate you following along with us!  Hope you have a #Safe day/night wherever your journeys may take you.”

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UNCONTAINED LARGE WILDFIRES in NW, WEST COAST & YUKON – July 17, 2015

Many of you asked stats about the very fires we had been tweeting as part of SitReps for all over the United States.  Questions have been asked about the resources and fire incident details.

We are just going to report about areas on this side of the map:  Alaska fires [we’re intrigued by all the #s], West Coast [California] and Northwest [Washington, Oregon and Idaho]

FIRE SUMMARY:

NW Fire Stats

  • Large Fires:  0
  • Uncontained Fires:  WA [3], OR [1]
  • New Fires:  WA [3 for 101 acres], OR [12 for 1 acre]

National Fire Stats

  • Large New Fires:  10
  • Large Fires Contained: 2
  • Uncontained Fires:  6
  • Initial Attack Activities [Light]:  121 fires

IMT Stats [Committed]

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

ALASKA FIRES

#TananaFire

  • 334 personnel
  • 484,188 acres
  • 1% contained
  • Active fire behavior
  • Multiple fires located from close proximity up to 60+ miles from the town of Tanana
  • Incident Cooperators:  #Doyon, #TananaChiefsConference, #TananaVillageCouncil, #TananaVFD

#MiddleYukonFires

  • 91 personnel
  • 395,115 acres
  • No containment % available
  • Multiple Fires burning in this Complex

#HaySloughFires

  • 21 personnel
  • 89,747 acres
  • No containment % available

#BlairFire

  • 11 personnel
  • 43,766 acres
  • No containment % available

#BakerFire

  • 220 personnel
  • 27,103 acres
  • No containment % available
  • Fire mostly smoldering, creeping
  • Part of Manley Area Fires

#MissionCreekFire

  • 10,499 acres
  • Unknown Containment % or # of Personnel available

#HealyLakeFire

  • 39 personnel
  • 11,473 acres
  • 15% containment
  • Incident Cooperators:  #RuralDeltanaVFD, #AKState

#LongLakeFire

  • 147 personnel
  • 23,430 acres
  • 20% contained

#TetlinsHillFire

  • 125 personnel
  • 1,878 acres
  • 75% contained

#RexComplexFires

  • 241 personnel
  • #KobeFire #FishCreekFire
  • 16,159 acres [total]
  • 63% contained

#SockeyeFire

  • 9 personnel
  • 7,220 acres
  • 98% contained

#CardStreetFire

  • # of personnel unknown
  • 8,876 acres
  • 92% contained

#WhiteLake1Fire

  • 64 personnel
  • 64,371 acres
  • 88% contained

NW FIRES

WASHINGTON

#NewbyLakeFire

  • 504 personnel
  • 5065 acres
  • 20% contained

#ParadiseFire

  • 116 personnel
  • 1612 acres
  • 21% contained

#OutlawDrawFire

  • Unknown # of personnel
  • 2000 acres
  • 60% containment

OREGON

#CornerCreekFire

  • 200 personnel
  • 29,407 acres
  • 98% contained
  • Incident Cooperators:  BLM, USDA Forest Service, #CrookCountySheriff, #GrantCountySheriff, #ORDeptOfForestry

WEST COAST

CALIFORNIA

#NorthFire  !NEW!

  • Start 7/16/15 1433 hours
  • Near I15 / N of Hwy 138
  • 3500 acres
  • 5% contained
  • 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:  20 vehicles on freeway destroyed along w/10 vehicles damaged, 4 house destroyed
  • Command:  Unified with San Bernardino County Fire + CALFire + San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office
  • Resources:  22 engines, 2 crews, 4 water tenders, 1 dozer, 1 air attack plane, 1 lead plane, 3 helicopters and 6 fixed wing planes, 200 personnel.
  • Incident Cooperators:  #CALFire, #CALTrans, #SanBernardinoCoFD, #SanBernardinoCoEOM, #SanBernardinoCoSheriffOffice
  • Cause:  Under investigation

This photograph shows the North Fire burning near Interstate 15 in Cajon Pass.

#NorthFire Image Courtesy of Inciweb

#LakeFire

  • 70 personnel
  • 31,359 acres
  • 98% contained
  • 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

“We again appreciate you following along with us!  Hope you have a #Safe day/night wherever your journeys may take you.”

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** NEW ** WILDFIRE: Guadalupe Fire | Coronado NF [AZ/NM] | SitRep 1

The Coronado National Forest just released information on a new wildfire dubbed Guadalupe Firediscovered this morning around 1000 hours at 50 acres.

#FireImages Credit:  United States Forest Service

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The fire is located 30 miles East of the Douglas Ranger District located in Douglas, Arizona in the Coronado National Forest, located in Hildalgo County, New Mexico.

#FireImage Credit: US Forest Service

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Fire fuel is mostly grass and brush burning around the bottom of the Guadalupe Mountains.

At mid-day, the fire activity became somewhat active causing the fire to consume additional land and on the eastern flank moving to the northwest.

A Type 3 ICS team is in place.

Resources are currently 1 HOTshot crew, 1 initial attack crew, 2 engines and 1 air attack platform.

The cause of this fire is under investigation.

#Hashtags:  #GuadalupeFir #CoronadoNF

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