Rainfall Hitting Wildfires | Sept 19 2017

POST SUMMARY |  Some parts of Washington State and Oregon are getting a fresh look at how Mother Nature is now helping, instead of hindering fire suppression efforts. This, we are pretty sure is what firefighters and those that have been impacted by wildfires have been looking for all summer long.

Here is our recap for Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Welcome FALL, we thought you’d never come along but now – here you are. 

AMERICAN FIRE (1)

Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  11 miles W of Cliffdell, WA.  Start 8/10/2017.  Lightning.

 Moderate fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering.  3,583 acres. 95% contained. Minimal fire behavior due to rainfall over fire area.  $1.1 Million cost-to-date (NIFC)

 CHETCO BAR FIRE  (2)

Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. 17 miles W of Selma and E/NE of Brookings, OR.  In the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.  Start 7/12/2017. Lightning caused.  Burning in the 2002 Biscuit Fire and 1987 Silver Fire burn scars.  Timber (litter/understory), medium logging slash and chaparral (6′). 

Incident Cooperators include the Red Cross, BLM, USDA Forest Service, Brookings Fire & Rescue, Coos FPA, Curry County, Harbor RFPD, Illinois Valley FD, Josephine County (JoCo), OR DOT – Trip Check, ODOF and the OR State FMO’s office.

Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering due to rainfall over the area.  190,512 acres with a 77% containment status.  1,440 personnel. 47 crews, 50 engines and 8 helicopters. 30 structures lost. $55 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

A Prineville Hotshot Crew member monitors a “burn out” near the confluence of Meadow Creek and the Pistol River on September 15, 2017.

 

DESOLATION FIRE (3)

Ochoco NF.  20 miles NE Prineville, OR in the Mill Creek Wilderness.  Started 9/9/2017. Lightning.  Burning in the 2000 Hash Rock Fire scar.

Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing.  3,428 acres with a 20% containment status. 195 personnel. 7 crews, 12 engines and 4 helicopters. $1 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

Burnout Operations,September13, picture3

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE (4)

 Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  27 miles N of Winthrop, WA. Started 7/23/2017. Cause is unknown & under investigation. Fire still burning in the United States and in Canada where it crossed over.

Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering. Rain fell over the fire area help aid firefighters. 129,000 acres. 30% contained. 294 personnel.  9 crews, 11 engines and 3 helicopters. 3 structures lost. $12.5 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

Firefighters use tools to clear debris from work area  

EAGLE CREEK FIRE (5) 

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. 1 mile from Cascade Locks, OR.  Started 9/2/2017.  Human caused & under investigation. ICP breaking down camp and moving from the HRV Fairgrounds to Cascade Locks.

Minimum fire behavior due to rain that fell over the fire line helping reduce fire activity. 48,665 acres. 46% contained.  353 personnel. 6 crews, 10 engines, 4 helicopters and 2 water tenders.  $18.9 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

 

EAST CRATER FIRE (6)

Gifford Pinchot NF.  12 miles W of Trout Lake, WA. Started 9/3/2017. Cause unknown. Estimated containment date is 10/31/2017. 

Minimum fire behavior due to substantial rains moving into the area assisting firefighters.  483 acres. 0% containment. 8 personnel and 1 engine.$454,000 cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

Large column of smoke,various shades of grey, rising above the forested landscape in the Indian Heaven Wilderness.  A small pristine mountain lake is visible in foreground with high alpine trees bordering the lake.

Credit: USFS

HIGH CASCADE COMPLEX (7)  

Rogue River – Siskiyou NF.  9 miles NE of Prospect, OR.  

Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering due to rainfall over the fire line.  79,342 acres. 32% contained.  905 personnel. 22 crews, 44 engines and 5 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $46.5 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

Smoke filters through the trees on the High Cascade Complex East Zone

HORSE CREEK COMPLEX (8) 

Willamette NF.  7 miles S of Belknap, OR.  IMT is also managing Rebel Fire.  Started 8/21/2017. Cause unknown and is being investigated.  Timber, litter and light logging slash.

Minimal fire behavior with creeping due to moderate to  heavy rainfall over the fire area. 32,567 total acres with a 0% containment status. 348 personnel. 7 crews, 23 engines and 2 helicopters, 2 bulldozers and 6 water tenders. $7.1 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

Firefighters stand around a large puddle after mornning briefing at the Rebel Fire Base Camp on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Mother Nature has helped suppression efforts with 2+ inches of rain in the past two days. Tim Mowry/Alaska IMT

Credit: AK IMT

 

HORSE PRAIRIE FIRE (9)

OR DOF – Central Unit.  15 miles NW of Canyonville, OR. Started 8/26/2017.  Cause unknown.  Timber (litter and understory) and medium logging slash.  

Minimal fire behavior. 16,436 acres with 95% containment status. 57 personnel. 1 crew, 4 engines and 1 helicopter. 2 structures destroyed. $16.3 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

National Guard Troops have demobed from the Horse Prairie Fire

National Guard unit demobilizing

 

 

JOLLY MTN FIRE (10)  

Okanogan – Wenatchee NF. 13 miles NE of Cle Elum, WA. Started 8/11/2017. Lightning. 

Fire behavior is minimal with rain hitting the area. 36,808 acres. 40% contained.   136 personnel. 5 crews, 13 engines and 2 helicopters. $24 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

Image may contain: sky, outdoor, nature and water

Credit: Kittitas County Sheriff Office

JONES FIRE (11) 

Willamette NF.  10 miles NE of Lowell, OR and 9 miles East of Fall Creek reservoir.  1 mile North of Clark Butte, OR.  Burning in the Little Fall Creek watershed. Started 8/10/2017. Lightning.  Timber (grass and understory), closed timber litter and lichen/moss in trees creating aerial fire fuels.  Some have been known to spread fire.

Fire behavior is minimal with creeping and smoldering . 10,522 acres. 75% contained.  200 personnel.  5 crews, 13 engines and 3 helicopters. 1 structure destroyed.  $20.4 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb).

Intense Fire Activity

KELSEY CREEK FIRE (12) 

Willamette NF. 11 miles E of Oakridge, OR.  Burning on the Middle Fork Ranger District. Timber. Reported on 9/9/2017. Lightning caused. 

Minimal fire behavior. 527 acres. 10% contained. 202 personnel. 5 crews, 6 engines and 3 helicopters. $950,000 cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

 

 MILLER COMPLEX (13)

 Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. 17 miles E of Cave Junction, OR.  Started 814/2017 around 1400 hours PDT.  Timber, mixed conifer understory with Shasta Red Dir dominance and numerous snags.  NW IMT Team 9.

Incident Cooperators include Harbor Rural Fire Protection Dept., OR State Fire Marshal, OR DOT, OR DOF, RRSNF.  

Minimal fire behavior with rain over the fire ground. 36,302 acres. 65% containment. 409 personnel. 10 crews, 16 engines and 3 helos. $25.6 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

MILLI FIRE (14)

Deschutes NF.  9 miles W of Sisters, OR and burning in the Three Sisters Wilderness. Started 8/11/2017.  Cause unknown & under investigation. 

Minimal fire behavior. 24,079 acres. 65% contained. 14 personnel. 3 engines. $16.5 Million cost-to-date.

Milli Fire on 8-16-17 at 4:00 p.m.

NORSE PEAK FIRE (15) 

Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  11 miles W of Cliffdell, WA. Fire has been broken into 2 different zones (North and South). Started 8/11/2017. Lightning. Timber (litter and understory), heavy dead and down materials.

Minimal fire activity with rain falling over the area. 52,502 acres. 80% containment. 654 personnel. 14 crews, 25 engines and 5 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $ Unknown cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

View from Pyramid Pass 9-3

Credit: Ken Didion

SAWMILL CREEK FIRE (16)

 South of the Tacoma Watershed, Washington. Started 9/4/2017 around 1930 hours. Cause is unknown and under investigation. 

Incident Cooperators include the Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA, King County, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie NF, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Oka-Wen NF, Pierce County Sheriff, Tacoma Water(shed), WA State National Guard and WSDOT.

Min fire behavior with backing, creeping and rain over the area. 1,016 acres. 0% containment status. Total personnel 654 personnel. 19 crews, 27 engines, 5 helos, 1 bulldozer and  9 water tenders (shared among Norse Peak, American, Sawmill Fires). $3.9 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

Sawmill Creek Fire Sept. 12, 2017

UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX (20)

Umpqua NF.  50 miles East of Roseburg, OR.   (6 fires) Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused.  Timber, forest litter, grass and shrubs are fire fuels. Great Basin IMT 3, a Type 2 IMT team assumed command on 9/15/2017 @ 1900 hours PDT.

 

 

 

Min fire activity with flanking, creeping and backing. Rain fell over the area. Total 43,139 acres with a 38% containment status. 572 personnel with 11 crews, 22 engines and 5 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $35 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

Standing in the Shadows of Fire

UNO PEAK FIRE (21) 

Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  16 miles NW of Manson, WA.   Started 8/30/2017. Cause unknown.  Timber, grass fire fuels. Rugged terrain.

Min fire activity due to rain that fell over the area. 8,726 acres. 20% containment. 223 personnel. 4 crews, 9 engines and 1 helo.  1 structure lost. $6.2 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

National Guard rolling hose

National Guard rolling hose.

 

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Some WA Fires To be Contained | Sept 16 2017

POST SUMMARY |  Western  Washington State wildfires are due to get some much-needed relief from a future heavy rainfall due to hit multiple areas in the upcoming week.  This should aid fire crews in providing some mutual aid in getting these fires contained quickly.  Eastern Washington and Oregon are due to expect some cooling temps.

We are currently reporting on 25+ wildfires and we have merged several sources into one single post.  Here is the recap for Saturday, 9/16/2017.  NOTE:  Fire map is reporting wildfires in size of 300 acres or more.  Credit:  NIFC

1.  AMERICAN FIRE.   Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  11 miles W of Cliffdell, WA.  Start 8/10/2017.  Lightning.

Moderate fire behavior with group torching, backing and creeping.  Fire has been active on North side of SR 410. Crews will continue to improve line and mop-up.  3,739 acres. 0% contained. 0 resources.

110 homes threatened. $950,000 cost-to-date.  (Sources:  NIFC, NWCC, Inciweb)

Level 1 - Be Ready, Level 2 - Be Set, Level 3 - Go

If there were Evacuations where you are during a wildfire? Would you know what the Evacuation Levels mean? Here is a great way to prepare you and your family.

2.  CHETCO BAR FIRE.   Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. 17 miles W of Selma and E/NE of Brookings, OR.  In the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.  Start 7/12/2017. Lightning caused.  Burning in the 2002 Biscuit Fire and 1987 Silver Fire burn scars.  Timber (litter/understory), medium logging slash and chaparral (6′). 

Moderate fire behavior with creeping, backing and torching.  189,562 acres. 40% contained.  1,676 personnel. 56 crews, 44 engines and 12 helos. ( includes 3 Type 3, 3 Type 2 and 1 Type 1 helicopters, 3 National Guard type 1 Helicopter) East Zone alone:  14 Type 2 crews, 6 engines, 3 fallers, 1 feller buncher, 4 dozers, 5 water tenders, 6 masticators, 2 chippers, 1 skidder and 1 grader.

30 structures lost. Still threatened are 413 homes, 197 non-residential commercial  and 197 mixed use commercial/residential structures.  $53.2 M cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC, NWCC, Inciweb)

Colorful smoke cloud in the distance at sunset with Lake Selmac and tents ofn the grass in the foreground.

Chetco Fire – East Zone Fire Camp at Lake Selmac.

3.  DESOLATION FIRE.  Ochoco NF.  20 miles NE Prineville, OR in the Mill Creek Wilderness.  Started 9/9/2017.

Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing.  2,763 acres. 0% contained.  206 personnel.  7 crews and 12 engines.

31 homes, 33 mixed commercial/residential structures and 90 other minor buildings are threatened. $800,000 cost-to-date.  (Sources: NIFC, NWCC, Inciweb)

Burnout Operations,September13, picture2

Burnout operations on the Desolation Fire on 9/3/2017.

4.  DIAMOND CREEK FIRE.   Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  27 miles N of Winthrop, WA. Started 7/23/2017. Cause under unknown & under investigation.

Moderate fire behavior with torching and uphill runs.  125,300 acres. 30% contained. 215 personnel. 7 crews, 9 engines and 2 helos.

3 structures lost.  500 homes threatened with 6 mixed commercial residential and 150 minor structures as well as 50 non-residential commercial properties. $11.7 M cost-to-date.  (Sources: NIFC, NWCC, Inciweb)

Firefighters use hand tools to clear fuel on a rocky hillside

Building a handline through rocky terrain.

5.  EAGLE CREEK FIRE.  Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. 1 mile from Cascade Locks, OR.  Started 9/2/2017.  Human caused & under investigation.

Moderate fire behavior with group torching, backing and creeping.  45,579 acres. 32% contained.  

Archer Fire.  260 acres. 100% contained.

Total Resources. 1,060 personnel. 27 crews (5Type 1, 14-Type 2, 8 Type 2 Initial Attack) , 61 engines, 12 helos, 9 bulldozers, 18 water tenders.

4 structures lost.  5,461 homes threatened.  $15.8 M cost-to-date. (Sources : NIFC, NWCC, Inciweb, Facebook)

A squad of firefighters surveys the Eagle Creek Fire

Firefighters conducting surveys on the Eagle Creek Fire.

6.  EAST CRATER FIRE.  Gifford Pinchot NF.  12 miles W of Trout Lake, WA. Started 9/3/2017. Cause unknown. Estimated containment date is 10/31/2017. 

Moderate fire behavior. 483 acres.  0% contained.  33 personnel.  1 crew and 1 engine. $424,000 cost-to-date.

 No structures are not currently under threat.  (Sources: NIFC, NWCC and Inciweb)

Large column of smoke,various shades of grey, rising above the forested landscape in the Indian Heaven Wilderness. A small pristine mountain lake is visible in foreground with high alpine trees bordering the lake.

Credit: USFS

 

7.  HIGH CASCADE COMPLEX.   Rogue River – Siskiyou NF.  9 miles NE of Prospect, OR.   IMT also managing Spruce Lake Fire.

Active fire behavior with single-tree torching, uphill runs and backing.  61,508 acres.  18% contained.  805 personnel.  12 crews, 44 engines, 5 helicopters. 

EAST ZONE

Spruce Lake Fire.  15,789 acres. 27% contained. Minimal fire behavior. Crews are working to strengthen fire lines.

Blanket Creek Fire.  31,632 acres. 20% contained. Crews continue to hold and strengthen containment lines to the north and east. Structure protection in Mazama Village in Crater Lake NP.

North Pelican Fire. 3,589 acres. 25% contained. Crews working to the build containment lines on the North side, pushing the fire back into the wilderness. 

WEST ZONE

Broken Lookout Fire.  70-member US Army Strike team continued work on helping aid fire crews and giving them much-needed rest. Strike team has been deployed due to extreme fire conditions and when resources are scarce.  

Fire managers are watching potential fire growth near Jackson Creek, where several structures are supporting stream restoration, spawning and brood habitat for Chinook salmon and the endangered Coho salmon. Structure protection is in place for fire lines.

Pup Fire. Fire crews are continuing to scout for potential containment lines. Hazard trees will be removed.  Working to secure the eastern edge of the fire.

OVERALL

69 homes, 23 mixed commercial/residential, 100 other minor structures threatened. 1 minor structure destroyed. $44.5 M cost-to-date. (Sources:  NIFC)

Smoke column near Crater Lake NP

Smoke plume west of Crater NP’s West entrance.

8.  HORSE CREEK COMPLEX.   Willamette NF.  7 miles S of Belknap, OR.  IMT is also managing Rebel Fire.  Started 8/21/2017. Cause unknown and is being investigated.  Timber, litter and light logging slash.

Active fire with single-tree torching, flanking and backing.  32,567 acres. 0% contained.  357 personnel.  10 crews, 24 engines and 2 helos.  

42 homes, 688 mixed commercial/residential structures and 150 other minor buildings.  $5.5 M cost-to-date.  (Sources: NIFC)

Rebel Fire.  Willamette NF. 22 miles N of Oakridge, OR. Started 8/4/2017. Cause unknown. 8,653 acres. $6.3 M cost-to-date. Was covered as a separate fire but is part of this complex.  141 personnel. 2 crews and 3 engines.

Roney Fire.  3,548 acres.  Fire is being monitored.

Avenue Fire.  2,962 acres. Being contained on the North by burnouts along forest roads and bulldozer lines. Fire continues to move West on the ridge top South of Horse Creek and down to King Creek. Wind direction changed producing an increase in unhealthy smoke levels around McKenzie Bridge. Smoke grounded air resources on the North side on Friday. East edge of fire is slowly moving towards the Roney Fire. 

Separation Fire.  17,747 acres.  Firefighters finished protection efforts near the Melakwa Boy Scout Camp and starting mop-up operations. Resource advisors visited the Camp to assess what their environmental needs are. They are also working to protect resources at Scott Lake Campground and Frog Camp.

Sept 15 - Firefighters protected buildings at Camp Melakwa by laying firehose and setting up sprinklers.

Hose lines protect Camp structures. (Structure protection)

Nash Fire.  6,738 acres.  Fire crews hiked in 7 miles in to the fire using bladder bags (backpacks water pumps) to manage movement of the wildfire.  It is currently smoldering and creeping through ground cover on the South perimeter.  Little movement has been observed on the SE edge as it continues towards the Cascade Lakes Hwy.

OVERALL

Total 41,220 acres.  Total Resources:  542 personnel. 13 crews, 2 helicopters, 27 engines, 4 bulldozers, 6 water tenders, 1 masticator and 2 skidgens.

Briefing at McCoy Spike Camp.

9.  HORSE PRAIRIE FIRE.   OR DOF – Central Unit.  15 miles NW of Canyonville, OR. Started 8/26/2017.  Cause unknown.  Timber (litter and understory) and medium logging slash.

16,436 acres. 90% contained. 286 personnel. 7 crews, 10 engines and 3 helos. 

2 structures lost.  9 homes and 2 other minor structures threatened. $16.2 M cost-to-date.  (Sources:  NIFC, NWCC, Inciweb)

Horse Prairie Fire Panoramic Photo

10. INDIGO FIRE.  8 miles E of Agnes Creek, OR.  Fire active again on Friday, 9/15/2017.

521 acres mostly to the West. Fire behavior is active with short uphill runs and group tree torching.  (Sources:  NIFC, Inciweb)

Forested hills with smoke columns and cloud of smoke above. Old sngas from the Biscuit Fire are in the foreground

Fire seen of the Indigo Fire. Foreground are snags from the Biscuit Fire.

11.  JOLLY MTN FIRE.  Okanogan – Wenatchee NF. 13 miles NE of Cle Elum, WA. Started 8/11/2017. Lightning. 

Fire behavior has been knocked down from active fire to moderate fire with group torching, spotting and backing.  Transfer of command from IMT Type 1 will go back to the local unit on 9/18/2017.   Containment date is expected on 10/15/2017.

34,221 acres. 30% contained.  788 personnel 13 crews, 46 engines and 5 helos.  

4,204 homes and 1,073 minor structures threatened. Evacuation orders Level 3 reduced to Level 2. $22.5 M cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC, NWCC, Inciweb)

Hoselay Removal

Hoselay removal.

12.  JONES FIRE.   Willamette NF.  10 miles NE of Lowell, OR and 9 miles East of Fall Creek reservoir.  1 mile North of Clark Butte, OR.  Burning in the Little Fall Creek watershed. Started 8/10/2017. Lightning.  Timber (grass and understory), closed timber litter and lichen/moss in trees creating aerial fire fuels.  Some have been known to spread fire.

Moderate fire behavior with single-tree torching and flanking.  9,562 acres. 54% contained. 259 personnel. 4 crews, 15 engines and 6 helos. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017.

1 structure lost. $19.4 M cost-to-date.  (Sources:  NIFC, NWCC, Inciweb)

A Fire crew posing in front of a burnout fire.

Burnout operations crew.  Credit:  Marcus Kauffman

13.  KELSEY CREEK FIRE.  NEW!!  Willamette NF. 11 miles E of Oakridge, OR.  Burning on the Middle Fork Ranger District. Timber. Reported on 9/9/2017. Lightning caused. 

Extreme fire behavior with group torching, uphill runs and spotting.  Estimated containment status of 10/31/2017.   300 acres. 0% contained.

81 personnel. 1 crew, 2 helicopter and 6 engines.  NW IMT Team 7 will take command on 9/17/2017.

(Source:  NIFC, NWCC)

 14.  MILLER COMPLEX.  Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. 17 miles E of Cave Junction, OR.  Started 814/2017 around 1400 hours PDT.  Timber, mixed conifer understory with Shasta Red Dir dominance and numerous snags.  NW IMT Team 9.

Abney Fire. Fire crossed the West Fork of Dutch Creek and traveled up/over the handline placed upon the ridge above the creek.  In the Joe Bar area, fire has now backed down to the creek.  It is expected that it will go through many locations.  Joe Bar is under an evacuation order.

Burnt Peak Fire.  Suppression repair is the next  fire tactic to be used. The fire is almost near completion.

Creedence Fire.  Near completion and along the same lines as the Burnt Peak Fire.

Bigelow Fire.  Near completion and with the same future tactics as the Burnt Peak and Creedence Fires.

OVERALL

Moderate fire behavior with isolated tree torching, flanking and backing.  35,845 acres. 59% contained. 530 personnel.  14 crews, 28 engines and 3 helicopters.   Incident Cooperators include Harbor Rural Fire Protection Dept., OR State Fire Marshal, OR DOT, OR DOF, RRSNF.  

$23.7 M cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC, Inciweb)

Incident Meterologist monitoring balloon date.

15.  MILLI FIRE.  Deschutes NF.  9 miles W of Sisters, OR and burning in the Three Sisters Wilderness. Started 8/11/2017.  Cause unknown & under investigation. 

Minimal fire behavior.  24,025 acres. 60% contained.  27 personnel. 4 engines.  

$16.4 M cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC, Inciweb)

Successful burnout operations

Burnout operations on the Milli Fire.

16.  NORSE PEAK FIRE.  Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  11 miles W of Cliffdell, WA. Fire has been broken into 2 different zones (North and South). Started 8/11/2017. Lightning. Timber (litter and understory), heavy dead and down materials.

Moderate fire behavior with group torching, backing and creeping.  Transfer of command from IMT Type 2 to IMT Type 1 to change over on Sunday, 9/17/2017.  56,355 acres. 12% contained.  635 personnel. 17 crews, 24 engines, 2 bulldozers, 10 water tenders and 4 helos.

320 homes threatened.  1 structure lost. $15.1 M cost-to-date. (Sources:  NIFC, NWCC, Inciweb)

Sept. 16 ICP Photo

These are the men/women faces behind those who work at the Incident Command Post. (DNR + WA National Guard)

17.  POTATO HILL FIRE.  Willamette NF.  20 miles NW of Sisters, OR in the McKenzie Ranger District and West of FS Rd 2690/South of Hwy 20.  Started 8/29/2017. Cause unknown, under investigation. Heavy logging slash and timber.

Minimal fire behavior.  199 acres. 95% contained.  1 personnel. 0 resources. $484,000 cost-to-date.  (Sources:  NIFC, Inciweb)

View from US20 of helicopter dropping water

 

18.  SAWMILL CREEK FIRE.   Fire is still threatening the City of Tacoma watershed, industrial timberland and DNR and Forest service lands.

Point-of-Interest:  The 1,098 acres is the size of 57 Seattle Seahawks training complexes and 1,450 football fields…. Good to Know!

No structures damaged or destroyed reported.  $3.1 M cost-to-date.   (Sources:  NIFC, NWCC and Inciweb)

Great energy at the ICP

19.  UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX.  Umpqua NF.  50 miles East of Roseburg, OR.   (6 fires) Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused.  Timber, forest litter, grass and shrubs are fire fuels. Great Basin IMT 3, a Type 2 IMT team assumed command on 9/15/2017 @ 1900 hours PDT.

Fire 625.  Burning in Devil Canyon area. Lightning caused. 1.5 acres. Contained. 

Devils Fire.  Hoselay and pump established along a 5-active portion of the fire to spray water. 

Happy Dog Fire.  Min fire growth

Ragged Ridge Fire.  Min fire growth.

OVERALL

Active fire behavior with uphill runs, group torching and backing.  42,775 acres. 38% contained.  763 personnel.  13 20-person crews, 35 engines,5 bulldozers, 13 water tenders and 5 helos.

79 homes, 48 non-residential structures and 21 other minor structures threatened.  13 non-residential structures damaged. 1 structure lost.  Evacuations are still in effect. $33.5 M cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC, Inciweb)

Point-of-Interest:  255 JBLM soldiers from the 23rd Brigade Engineer Battalion and 1-23 Infantry Battalion have been deployed to assist with this Complex. (Source: NIFC)

Burn Operation in Toketee Falls

Burnout operations in Toketee Falls.

20.  UNO PEAK FIRE.   Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  16 miles NW of Manson, WA.   Started 8/30/2017. Cause unknown.  Timber, grass fire fuels. Rugged terrain.

Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching, flanking and backing.  8,726 acres. 15% contained. 297 personnel. 6 crews, 12 engines and 5 helicopters.  Fire remained 2 miles upslope from Lake Chelan and is slowly backing downhill within the 2001 Rex Creek fire area.

13 homes and 22 other minor structures threatened. 1 cabin lost.  $5.1 M cost-to-date.  (Sources:  NIFC, Inciweb)

Hand crews work constructing containment line on the Uno Peak Fire

Hand crews work to establish a containment line.

21.  WHITEWATER FIRE.  10 miles E of Idanha, OR. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, flanking and backing.  

14,005 acres. 35% contained.  341 personnel.  7 crews, 11 engines and 2 helos.  

143 homes, 1 mixed residential/commercial building, 2 non-res commercial structures and 54 other minor buildings. $33.4 M cost-to-date.  (Sources:  Inciweb Last updated 9/15/2017, NIFC)

Crews work to secure the edge of the Scorpion Fire

Firefighters securing the edge of the Scorpion Fire on the Whitewater Fire.

22. CRAB CREEK FIRE.  NEW!!  BLM – Spokane District Office. 28 miles NE of Moses Lake, WA. Brush and grass as fire fuels. Started 9/9/2017. Cause unknown & under investigation.

Active fire behavior with running and flanking. Structures/sage-grouse habitat threatened.  300 acres. 0% contained. 81 personnel. 1 crew, 6 engines and 2 helos. $750,000 cost-to-date.

1 homes and 2 minor structures threatened. (Source: NIFC, NWCC)

 

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NW Wildfires Continue to Burn | August 27 2017

POST SUMMARY | Many happenings are occurring in the NW and it is time to regroup.  With that being said, we are once again providing one single SitRep for ALL Wildfires here in the NW along with a Fire Map.

Here is our recap for wildfires burning in both Washington and Oregon on Sunday, August 27, 2017.

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GARFIELD COUNTY (WA)

Garfield County Fire. New! Start 8/27/2017.  1607 hours PDT.  Clarkston, Washington.  Asotin County Fire District #1 assisting Garfield County Fire crews with a wildfire on Knotgrass Ridge Road. #GarfieldCountyFire (Correction:  Original post said 1657 instead of 1607)

Credit: Mia Carlson News

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 BIA – COLVILLE AGENCY (WA)

Bridge Creek Fire. 11 miles NE of Keller.  Timber and tall grass. Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching.  3,268 acres. 39% contained. 549 personnel.  12 crews, 22 engines and 4 helicopters. $9.7 Million CTD. #BridgeCreekFire

BIA – WARM SPRINGS AGENCY (OR)

Nena Fire.  7 miles NE of Simnasho. Tiber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and isolated torching. 68,135 acres. 80% containment.  33 personnel. 6 engines. 6 copters. $8.4 Million CTD. #NenaFire

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DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST (OR)

Milli Fire.  The Three Sisters Wilderness.  9 miles West of Sisters.  Start 8/11/2017. Lightning. Timber.  Active fire behavior with isolated torching and crowning. 14,113 acres.  32% containment. 2,055 homes threatened.  672 personnel. 17 crews, 32 engines and 3 helicopters.

Cedar City Hotshots Prepare for Burn Operations

Cedar City Hotshots on the MIlli Fire.

Fire weather hearts up today with being hotter, dry and with windy conditions.  Poor overnight RH recovery and East winds may increase during night operations and causing an extreme fire behavior.  Evacuation info —> https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/5517/  $11.1 Million CTD. #MilliFire

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DOUGLAS FOREST PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION (OR)

Horse Prairie Fire.  New! Start 8/27/2017 @ 1530 hours. Natural cover fire near Horse Prairie located 12 miles West of Riddle and 8 miles SE of Camas Valley.  Crews arrived to about 50 acres already burned with multiple spot fires. Incident

Cooperators are DFPA, Coos Forest Protective Association, OR DOF and Tenmile Rural FD.  Additional resources are assigned and working as Mutual Aid are some classified as industrial landowners, logging company and contract firefighters. burning on private and industrial forest lands, as well as BLM lands. No homes are threatened.  A OR DOF IMT has been placed on order. 450 acres. 0% containment. 173 personnel. 

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FREMONT – WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST (OR)

North Pelican Fire. 25 miles NW of Klamath Falls. Reported 8/10/2017. Lightning

A large column of smoke rising from the North Pelican Fire on August 19. PC: Officer Steve Leslie

caused. Continuing to burn primarily in a remote area of Pelican Butte. Rocky terrain and remote location prevents firefighters access to fire suppression of this fire.  It will be addressed when it moves closer to USFS lands.  On 8/17, aerial operations were aircraft making water drops. On 8/21, fire closures were in effect. 1,525 acres. 18% contained. 170 personnel.  Fire behavior is minimal, smoldering, backing and with isolated torching. #NorthPelicanFire

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MT. HOOD NATIONAL FOREST (OR)

Indian Creek Fire.  20 miles WSW of Hood River in the Hatfield Wilderness on the

Canadair CL-415 “Super Scooper” is assisting with fire suppression efforts from the air.

Hood River Ranger District. Started 7/4/2017 near 7 1/2 Mile Camp by Eagle Creek Trail #440.  330 acres. Fire behavior is currently moderate with smoldering, creeping and backing.  Firefighters made contact with one hiker which had a drone with the intention to fire it.  Remember, it is unsafe for firefighters and aircraft when you fly your drone – and, plus it is illegal and can net you a ticket and jail time! Aircraft includes 2 type 2 helicopters from the OR DOF.  They are drawing water from the Wahtum Lake.  #IndianCreekFire

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OKANOGAN – WENATCHEE NATIONAL FOREST (WA)

American Fire.   11 miles West of Cliffdell. Started 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. Timber.   Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and group torching.  110 homes threatened.  207 acres. 0% containment. 16 personnel. 4 engines.  Most of the fire suppression resources are being provided by the Norse Peak Fire IMT.  Level 3 evacuations are in effect for Union Creek, Pleasant Valley and Timber Creek.  Level 1 evacuation notice is for Goose Prairie and Bumping Lake. Hwy 410 and surrounding campgrounds are currently closed.  $248,000 CTD. *The American, Norse Peak and the Union Creek Fires are managed by the same single IMT team. #AmericanFire

Norse Peak Fire.*   Started 8/11/2017.  USDA Forest Service.  Lightning.  Timber (litter and understory), heavy dead and down material. Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching. 110 homes threatened. 2,160 acres. 8% contained.  342 personnel. 5 crews, 14 engines. Homes threatened. $2.5 Million CTD.  #NorsePeakFire

Union Creek Fire.*   Fire started 8/11/2017 from an unknown cause. Timber and heavy logging slash. USDA Forest Service.  169 acres. 0% containment.  Active fire with group torching, backing and flanking. 110 homes threatened. 6 personnel.  2 helicopters. Level 3 evacuations in effect for Union Creek, Pleasant Valley and Timber Creek. Level 1 evacuation notice for Goose Prairie and Bumping Lake.  Hwy 410 and surrounding camp facilities are currently closed. $198,000 CTD. #UnionCreekFire

Diamond Creek Fire.  27 miles NNW of Withrop. Started 7/23/2017.  Cause unknown, under investigation.  Timber and brush.  USDA Forest Services. Estimated containment date is 10/15/2017.  32,157 acres. 55% contained.  3 homes, 2 minor structures under threat. 1 home, 2 minor structures destroyed.  1 minor structure damaged.  317 personnel. 9 crews, 2 helicopters and 8 engines.  #Diamond CreekFire

Jolly Mountain Fire.  IMT 2. 13 miles NW of Cle Elum.  Timber. Active fire behavior with torching, uphill runs and flanking. Structures threatened. 3,316 acres. 0% contained.  346 personnel. 7 crews, 17 engines and 3 helos. $4.3 Million CTD. #JollyMtnFire

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ROGUE RIVER – SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST (OR)

Chetco Bar.  16 miles West of Selma in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness .  Start 7/12/2017. USDA Forest Service.  Lightning. Timber, brush and closed-canopy understory litter. 105,518 acres. 0% containment.  Steep, rugged and inaccessible terrain. 8,425 homes, 1,955 non-res commercial and 50 minor structures threatened.

Structure Protection

Structure Protection using a sprinkling system.

6 homes, 20 minor structures destroyed. 1 home and 8 minor structures damaged.  Moderate fire behavior currently with backing, flanking and isolate torching but fire conditions/weather are hot, dry and windy with a high potential for extreme fire behavior during the night-time and early morning.    Yesterday’s fire activities (aerial) due to low lying smoke in the air.  Firefighters were due or are working on strengthening containment lines and mop up operations in certain assigned areas.  The Structure Protection is group is working tirelessly with the installation of hoselays and sprinkler systems.

08-25-2017 Night Operations

RED Flag Warning. A RED Flag Warning has been issued today and through Monday.  This is due to conditions occurring now or soon will be. This warning includes gusty winds, low humidity or dry  and unstable conditions that will create the fire to have an extreme fire behavior opportunity.

Evacuation Info —>   https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5385/

Fire Information Meeting.  A fire info meeting tonight will be held Brookings-Harbor H.S. located at 625 Pioneer Road in Brookings, OR at 1800 hours.  #ChetcoFire

High Cascades Complex.  6 fires.  IMT 2.  3 fires previously reported under Falcon Complex has been moved to this new Complex. 9 miles NE of Prospect. Tmber.  14,463 acres.  60% contained. 526 personnel.  11 crews 10 engines and 8 helicopters. $33.6 Million CTD. #HighCascadesComplex

Horse Creek Complex. 3 fires. 7 miles South of Belknap Springs. Timber.  1,129 acres. 0% contained.   Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and single-tree torching.  194 personel. 6 crews, 5 engines. $1.2 Million CTD. Homes threatened. #HorseCreekComplex

Miller Complex. 5 fires.  IMT 1. 17 miles East of Cave Junction.  Timber. 14,065 acres.

Active fire on the Burnt Peak Fire within the Miller Complex.

48% contained. 537 personnel. 12 crews, 24 engines and 1 helo. $7 Million CTD. #MillerComplexFires

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DNR – SOUTH PUGET SOUND REGION (WA)

Scatter Creek Fire.  Started on private land. 1 mile East of Rochester. Timber, brush and grass. 462 acres. 75% contained. Moderate fire behavior with smoldering.  136 personnel. 6 crews, 16 engines and 0 helicopters. 6 structures lost. $1 Million CTD. #ScatterCreekFire

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UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST (OR)

Falcon Complex.  2 fires. 25 miles East of Tiller.  Timber, brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened. 3,400 acres. 35% contained. 330 personnel. 7 crews, 18 engines. $9.1 Million CTD. #Falcon Complex

Umpqua North  Complex.  9 fires. (2) IMT1 teams managing this fire. 50 miles East of Roseburg.  Timber, brush and grass. Active fire behavior with flanking and torching. 14,817 total acres. 7% containment. 1,054 personnel. (increased by 15 the day before).  24 crews, 73 engines, 3 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $12 Million CTD. #UmpquaNorthComplex

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WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST (OR)

Horse Creek Complex.  3 fires. 7 miles South of Belknap Springs. Timber.  1,129 acres. 0% containment.  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and single-tree torching. Structures threatened.

Jones Fire.  IMT2.  10 miles NE of Lowell.  Timber and grass. Active fire behavior with torching, uphill runs and flanking. 5,627 acres. 30% contained. 671 personnel. 20 crews, 22 engines, 2 helos.  1 structure lost. $7.9 Million CTD. Evacuations in effect. #JonesFire

Rebel Fire.  22 miles North of Oakridge.  Timber. 2,940 acres. 17% containment status. 46 personnel. 1 crew and 3 helos. $3.5 Million CTD. #RebelFire

Staley Fire.  IMT2.  23 miles South of Oakridge, OR.  Timber and brush.  Active fire behavior with group torchiing and backing. 1,272 acres. 35% containment.  455 personnel. 13 crews, 11 engines, 1 helciopter.  $3.9 Million CTD. #StaleyFire

Whitewater Fire.  10 miles East of Idahana.  IMT 1 recycling. Managing Rebel and Horse Creek Complex fires. Timber and brush.  9,871 acres. 30% contained. 726 personnel. 19 crews, 19 engines and 5 helos. $21.2 Million CTD. #WhitewaterFire

POINT-OF-INTEREST:  One RC-26 aircraft and support personnel from the 141st Aerial Refueling Wing (Washington Air National Guard) has been deployed to Fairchild AFB (Spokane, WA) in support of wildland fire operations.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/27/2017 @ 1515 Hours PDT

NW Fire Chronicles | Chetco Bar Fire | 1

ROGUE RIVER-SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST, OREGON

smoke column 7-29-17

CHETCO BAR FIRE

Summary | This wildfire is located on the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest that was detected on July 17, 2017, from lightning strike activity in the area.  Additionally, it is located 16 miles West of Selma burning in timber and brush.

Due to firefighter safety and the low risk of assets, there has been no direct fire attacks.

Size Up | There has been 4,583 acres scorched with a 12% containment status.  The fire has burned into the 2002 Biscuit and 1987 Silver Fires scars.   The fire behavior is currently minimal with backing and uphill runs.

Resources | There are 71 personnel assigned along with 2 crews and 1 helicopter.

Cost-To-Date | $1.6 Million.

Social Media |  #ChetcoBarFire #ORwildfire2017

(c) 2017 The NW Fire – Updated 8/8/2017 2240 PDT

NW Fire Chronicles | Blanket Creek Fire | 1

ROGUE RIVER-SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST, OREGON

Active fire burning understory fuels

Holding the fireline during night operations. Courtesy: Inciweb

Incident Summary | The Blanket Creek wildfire is located 7 miles East of Prospect on the Cascades Ranger District of the Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest in Oregon.  It was discovered on July 26, 2017. Its cause is unknown at the time of this post.

Size Up | There has been 4,739 acres of timber consumed but there is a 39% containment status.  The fire behavior is currently active with torching and spotting.

Resources | There are 771 personnel assigned alongside with 22 crews, 24 engines and 6 helicopters.   Managing the fire is a NW IMT 13 team.  The Fire and Incident Command Post (ICP) are located at the day-use facility, Joseph Stewart State Park.

Cost-To-Date | $9.8 Million.

Social Media | Follow us here on our Official Fire Blog, Twitter & Facebook. #BlanketCreekFire #ORwildfire2017

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Posted 8/8/2017 @ 2220 PDT Hours

Active U.S. Wildfires | Large Incidents | July 12, 2017

To get a bigger picture of what is happening in the United States, here is a compiled list of “Large” wildfires that are 2,000 acres in size and bigger.

50,001 – 150,000 acres

120,000 acres | Roosters Comb Fire | 25 miles N of Battle Mtn, NV. | 15% contained. $1 Million CTD.

71,673 acres | Brian Head Fire | 1 mile N of Brian Head, UT.  | 85% contained. $31.7 Million CTD.

64,000 acres | Dry Gulch Fire | 23 miles SE of Jackpot, NV. | 95% contained. $1.8 Million CTD.

25,001 – 50,000 acres

48,441 acres | Frye Fire | 9 miles W of Swift Trail Junction, AZ. | 88% contained. $24.1 Million CTD.

33,826 acres |  Hilltop Fire | no address. | 75% containment. $7.2 Million CTD.

32,804 acres | Brooklyn Fire | 25 miles SW of Cave Creek, AZ. | 85% contained. $745K CTD.

31,332 acres | Tongue River Complex (2 fires) | 18 miles S of Lame Deer, MT. | 6% contained. $801K CTD.

29,493 acres | Antelope Fire | 4 miles W of Shosone, ID | 96% contained. $200K CTD.

28,926 acres | Alamo Fire | 8 miles NE of Santa Maria, CA. | 60% contained. $9.3 Million CTD.

27,238 acres | Burro Fire | 8 miles NE of Tucson, AZ. | 74% contained. $8.6 Million CTD.

25,249 acres | Draw Fire | 50 miles E of Fallon, NV. | 60% contained. $1 Million CTD.

25,100 acres | Tabor Flats Fire | 16 miles W of Wells, NV. | 75% contained. $1.2 Million CTD.

10,001 – 25,000 acres

16,500 acres | Garza Fire | 10 miles SE of Avenal City, CA. | 17% contained. $1.9 Million CTD.

15,859 acres | Schaeffer Fire |  17 miles N of Kernville, CA. | 25% contained. $8.1 Million CTD.

11,281 acres | Whittier Fire | 11 miles NE of Goleta, CA. | 48% contained. $3.7 Million CTD.

11,093 acres | July Fire | 1 mile SW of Zortman, MT.  | 70% contained. $4 Million CTD.

2,000 – 10,000 acres

6,200 acres | 2 miles N of Summer Lake, OR. | 50% contained. $2 Million CTD.

5,800 acres | Wall Fire | 8 miles SE of Oroville, CA. | 55% contained. $9.3 Million CTD.

5,161 acres | Bull Fire | 15 miles N of Carefree, AZ. | 76% contained. $25K CTD.

5,000 acres | Magpipe Fire | 45 miles NW of Dickinson, ND | 39% contained. $350,000 CTD.

5,000 acres | Long Valley Fire | 50 miles N of Reno, NV. | 0% contained. $150K CTD.

2,369 acres | Winter Fire | 3 miles SW of Winters, CA. | 95% containment. $1.8 Million CTD.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#CougarButteFire | OR | New!

CENTRAL OREGON

Incident Summary

On Friday, May 26, 2017, around 1500 hours, a fire was reported 11 miles West of Bend and just North of Skyliners Road in Central Oregon.  At the time of the fire it was only observed at 10 acres but would quickly grow Friday evening into 125 acres and holding.

Firefighters would be working throughout the night to attempt suppress and contain the ever-growing wildfire.

“Several engines, crews and one helicopter responded to the fire, partly burning in the scar of the Bridge Creek Fire, and it is 10% contained as of 8:00 p.m. Several crews will continue working through the night on the fire to build and secure fire lines.” – Central OR Fire

This is the first fire for the Central Oregon area and we can say their Wildfire season has officially begun.

Resources & Equipment

A Type 3 IMT IC Travis Moyer and ICT Mike Aizpitarte assumed command of the fire at 0700 hours on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Sunday fire operations will include 3 wildland fire engines, 1 dozer, 1 Interagency Hotshot Crew, 4 crews, 1 Type 2 helicopter and several overhead positions managing the blaze.

Incident Cooperators

US Forest Service, Bend Fire and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.

Current Fire Conditions

Around 0900 hours on Saturday morning, Firefighters continued building containment lines on the E, N & S and had constructed fire line throughout the night were expected to finish the East flank this later in the morning.

Fire crews have successful kept the fire at 125 acres and reached a 10% containment status.

Social Media

We are using the #CougarButteFire hashtag along with #ORwildfires2017 #OR.

More updates will be posted here, as more details become available.

Thank you for reading our Blog post today.  You can also find us on our Twitter page @nwfireblog and on Facebook at The NW Fire Blog. Be safe friends and enjoy your U.S. Memorial Day weekend.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

Hicks Creek Fire | Utah | Update

UPDATE:  8:30 PM PDT

hicks-fire

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

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

 

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

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

NEW: Minam Fire | Oregon | Update 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Smoke from Minam Rx Burn Friday Sept 30th

Smoke from the Prescribed Fire on September 30th (Courtesy: Inciweb)

A Rx fire burned outside of its pre-planned perimeters when winds picked up on Friday evening.  It has not been converted from a Prescribed burn to a wildfire.

Converted Date:  Saturday, 10/1/2016

Converted Time:  0500 hours

Fuels:  Grass and timber

Size:  750 acres

Containment:  0%

LOCATION

National Forest:  Wallowa – Whitman NF

Exact Location:  17 miles West of Jordan, Oregon

RESOURCES

Command:  Type 3 Incident Command Team. USFS

Fire Personnel:  50 assigned

Equipment:  (2) Type 1 Interagency Hot Shot crews, (1) Type 1 Helicopter and (1) Type 3 Helicopter

CURRENT STATUS

Fire Managers expect that the fire will be contained by fire crews in the next 3 – 4 days.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog (Updated 1910 hours PDT)

 

Job Opportunities – Sep 16 2016

Looking for a Fire or EMS job?  Here are a few opportunities to get the ball rolling to start your dream career or make a move to another Agency/Organization.

Captain (Asst Chief of Fire Prevention)

  • Oregon National Guard – Klamath Falls (OR) – $6760 – $7766/month. Closes 9/20/2016 2359 hours.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1526861/captain-asst-chief-of-fire-prevention

Communications Officer (Dispatcher)

  • Oregon State University – $17.02 – $19.51/hour. http://jobs.uoregon.edu/classified.php?id=6000&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed
  • Valley Comm – Kent (WA) – $24.42 – $29.18/ hour. Closes 10/21/2016.  http://jobview.monster.com/communications-officer-i-911-call-receiver-job-kent-wa-us-171229623.aspx?mescoid=1100009001001&jobPosition=1

Emergency Fire, Rescue (Reserve)

  • U.S. Navy – Various locations.  http://www.navy.com/careers/first-responders/emergency-fire-rescue/?cid=bn_ind_ag_ros_joblisting.html#pt-key-responsibilities

Entry-Level Firefighter

  • City of Olympia – Olympia (WA) – http://agency.governmentjobs.com/olympiawa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1328262.  Continuous Openings.  $26.04-$32.55/hour.

Entry-Level Firefighter – Paramedic

  • City of Pullman – Pullman (WA) – Closes 10/7/2016.  No salary info listed. Apply online. http://jobview.monster.com/ENTRY-LEVEL-FIREFIGHTER-PARAMEDIC-Job-Pullman-WA-US-172079807.aspx?WT.mc_n=Indeed_US&jvs=uf,in1,gw&from=indeed

Fire Chief

  • Central Pierce Fire & Rescue – Spanaway (WA) – No closing date.  See link on specific application process.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1534931/fire-chief-central-pierce-fire-rescue?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed
  • Central Pierce Fire & Rescue – Toledo (WA) – Closes 9/22/2016. See link on application process. http://jobview.local-jobs.monster.com/v2/job/View?JobID=171243843&WT.mc_n=Indeed_US&jvs=uf,in1,gw&from=indeed&ch=longview

Fire Division Chief

  • Vancouver FD – Vancouver (WA) – $116,688 – $140,688/year.  Continuous openings.  See job announcement on link and following instructions.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vancouver/jobs/1532192/fire-division-chief

Firefighter – EMT

  • Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One – Gig Harbor (WA) – Closes 10/24/2016 @ 1700 hours.  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Gig-Harbor-Fire-&-Medic-One/jobs/Firefighter-EMT-75a0f576dc06da9f?q=firefighter

Firefighter – Paramedic

  • City of Port Angeles – Port Angeles (WA) – $4699/month.  No closing date listed. http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=3106b7cfb5881e1d&from=recjobs
  • City of Salem – Salem (OR) – $21.88-$27.61/hour. Closes 10/14/2016 @ 2359 hours. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofsalem/jobs/1525266/firefighter-medic

Flight Paramedic

  • REACH, Medical Services – Corvallis (OR) – Can apply online or through LinkedIn.  http://reachair.com/ReachCareers/details.html?id=P7JFK026203F3VBQB79QWLON1&nPostingID=5758&nPostingTargetID=11170&mask=reachext&lg=EN

Forestry Technician – Fire

  • National Park Service – Port Angeles (WA) – $32,318 – $42,012/ year. Closes 9/30/2016. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/447872400/

Lateral Firefighter – Paramedic

  • City of Tacoma – Tacoma (WA) – $37.43- 39.33/hour.  Closes 10/3/2016 @ 1700 hours. https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1531141/lateral-firefighter-paramedic?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

Paid On-call Firefighter – EMT

  • Medical Lake FD – Medical Lake (WA) – Limited information. Apply online.  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Medical-Lake-Fire-Department/jobs/Paid-Call-Firefighter-EMT-b07cc834d0b4b6c1?q=firefighter

Paramedic

  • City of Albany – Albany (OR) – Continuous openings. $18.36/hour.  Apply online:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/albanyor/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1515489

Supervisory Fire Management Specialist (Prescribed Fire/Fuels)

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs – Keller (WA) – $48,968.00 to $77,019.00 /year.  Supervisory position. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/450602700/

 

Good Luck!

 

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog