NW Wildfire Activity | April 19, 2021

OKANOGAN COUNTY (WA)

Snowshoe Fire | Old RR Road

1508 dispatched. 15 acres. NC 7112 (IC). C93, E691, H341, HI25, HI37, HI40, HI41, HI61, HI7107, HI7110, HI7112, SO7208. Units on-scene 1415 hours PT. WA DNR – NEC.

PEND ORIELLE COUNTY (WA)

Moonlight Fire | Moon Creek

0015 dispatched. 0.1 acre of grass, slash. In patrol status. WA DNR – NEC.

SPOKANE COUNTY (WA)

Tallman Fire | Tallman Road

1341 dispatched. 1.4 acres. AR28, AR64, AR7401, AR7412. Resources on-scene. WA DNR – NEC.

Washington Fire | East Washington Road

1216 dispatched. 0.1 acre. AR25 (IC). AR25, AR7407. Resources on-scene. WA DNR – NEC.

Enoch Fire | West Enoch Road

1207 dispatched. 0.1 acre. AR64 (IC). In patrol status. WA DNR – NEC.

Depot Springs Fire | West Depot Springs Road

0207 dispatched. 0.1 acre of grass and slash. In patrol status. WA DNR – NEC.

Mount Spokane Fire | Mount Spokane Drive

2026 4/18/2021 dispatched. 0.1 acre. NE6 (IC). 75% mopped up. WA DNR – NEC.

STEVENS COUNTY (WA)

Mitchell Draw Fire | Mitchell Draw

0339 dispatched. 1.5 acres of timber, litter, slash. AR62 (IC). AR7402. 0630 contained. 1700 controlled. WA DNR – NEC.

YAKIMA COUNTY (WA)

Mill Creek Incident | Smoke Check

1527 dispatched. Mill Creek. Limited info. WA DNR – CWC

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

NW Wildfire Activity | April 9, 2021

Here are a few wildfires that have occurred on Thursday and Friday on April 8 and 9, 2021.

APRIL 9, 2021

1619 | LITTLE BUTTE FIRE (WA)

Chelan Butte. Chelan County. 8.6 acres. Grass, brush and timber. Escobar (IC). Contained 1753 hours. Dispatched via Central WA Comm Center.

1552 | FISHER FIRE (WA)

Spring Creek Canyon. Lincoln County. 5 acres. Grass, shrub and timber. AR27 (IC), AR7402 and 7407 on-scene at 1650 hours PT. Open incident. Dispatch Center: WA DNR – NEC..

1428 | BENTLEY FIELD FIRE (WA)

North Basin. Stevens County. .7 acres. Grass, shrub. NC25 (IC). Contained and controlled 1600. Dispatch Center: WA DNR – NEC.

1404 | VANTAGE BRIDGE FIRE (WA)

Vantage. Kittitas County. 0.1 acre. Grass. SE-Martin (IC). Contained and controlled 1545. Dispatch Center: CWC.

1332 | BISHOP ROAD FIRE (OR)

2200 Bishop Road, Vale. 5 acres. Open incident. Dispatch Center: Vale Dispatch Center.

1055 | BEAR CREEK ROAD FIRE (OR)

Maxwell Pond. Just SW of Wallowa. 1.5 acres. Grass. Human-caused. ODF NStat. Resources responded 4/8. Assisted Wallowa RFD. Contained 4/9/2021 1100 PT. Dispatched by Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center.

0803 | OWYHEE LAKE ROAD 1 FIRE (OR)

Unknown location. .3 acres. Limited information.

APRIL 8, 2021

1730 | MALO EAST FIRE (WA)

Aeneas Creek Road. Ferry County. 1 acre. 7107 (IC). In patrol status. Dispatch Center: WA DNR – NEC.

1647 | ROLLING HILLS FIRE (WA)

Granite Lake Road. Spokane County. 1.5 acres. Short grass, timber. AR29 (I). Contained 1815. Controlled 1930 hours. Dispatch Center. WA DR.

1130 | VAD SUPPORT CODE FIRE (WA)

Vale. .1 acre. Dispatch Center: Vale Dispatch Center.

1122 | SMOLDERING STUMP FIRE (OR)

Tiller Ranger District. Douglas County. Contained 4/9 0839 PT. Controlled 0840. .1 acres. Dispatched: Roseburg Interagency Comm Center.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 4/9/2021 2110 hours PT

April 5, 2021 | NW Wildfires

OREGON & WASHINGTON STATES | MONDAY

A few fires broke out in both Oregon and Washington States today but nothing too major. Thanks to quick egress out on the fireline from keeping these fires turning into big wildfires.

Here is a recap of today’s incident via the Wildcad.net, communication centers.

0754 PT Dispatched

BUCK FIRE. Buck Creek Road. Pend Orielle County, WA. 0.1 acre. AR66 (IC). Contained 0930 PT. Controlled at 0950 PT.

0759 PT Dispatched

HUBERT ROAD TWO FIRE. Spokane. Stevens County, WA. .01 acre. Grass, brush. In patrol status.

0805 PT Dispatched

SCOTTIE DOG FIRE. Scottie Dog Lane. Spokane County, WA. 1.9 acres. Grass, shrub. AR29 (IC). In patrol status.

0808 PT Dispatched

BECK CREEK FIRE. Beck Creek, OR. 0.1 acre. Contained 4/5/2021 1344 PT. Controlled 1345 PT. Out 1346 PT.

1147 PT Dispatched

DAVIES FIRE. Davies Road. Okanogan County, WA. 13 acres. Grass. HI7112 (IC). In patrol status.

1237 PT Dispatched

MASON FIRE. Mason Road. Spokane County, WA. 1 acre. Grass, brush, timber. AR65 (IC). In patrol status.

1913 PT Dispatched 4/4/2021

CAMAS FIRE. Camas Prairie. Klickitat County, WA. 27 acres grass, brush, timber and slash. SE Miller (IC) as of 1315 PT. Resources: SE 863, SE Lawson. OPEN INCIDENT

1400 PT Dispatched 4/4/2021

QUINCY LAKE FIRE. Quincy Lake, Grant County, WA. .25 acres. Grass, brush. Riker (IC). Contained and controlled 4/5/2021 1030 PT.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1925 PT

NW Impacted by Small Wildfires

April 1, 2021 | Thursday

The Northwest experienced a total of 13 wildfires for a total of 19 acres with one fire in Oregon and no detected burned acres, while the State of Washington sustained 12 new fires and had a total of 19. This was for the time period of March 19th through the 25th.

The wildfire information listed in this post for both Washington State and Oregon for April 1, 2021.

PEND OREILLE COUNTY (WA)

Milwaukee Fire : Milwaukie Road. Dispatched 15:25 PT. 0.1 acres. Short grass. Contained 15:35. Controlled 15:50 PT. IC AR28. Dispatched via NEC. ##

STEVENS COUNTY (WA)

Spring Field Fire: Hunters Road. Dispatched 13:41 PT. 4.2 acres. Grass, timber, understory, litter. Contained and controlled at 1630 hours. In Patrol status. Dispatched via NEC. ##

OTHER FIRE NEWS

Wildland Firefighter Safety

Washington State is the first among states begin developing wildfire smoke worker-safety rules. Check out the story on !Fiberone News Radio.

National Preparedness Level

The National Preparedness is at a Level 2 due to increased fire activity and potential for new fires in numerous geographic areas, increased resource and incident management team and resource commitments (for COVID).

Northwest Weather Forecast

he broad upper-level trough over the West will weaken and shift eastward over the weekend but will bring snow to portions of the Intermountain West into tomorrow before exiting the region. Upper-level ridging will build into the West before another upper low slides southeast from Alaska along the Pacific Coast before broadening over the West early next week.

Due to the trajectory of this upper low, precipitation will likely be confined to the Coast Ranges of Oregon and Washington, Cascades, and northern and central Rockies early to mid-next week. 

Current Fire Stats (2021)

From January 1st through March 26, 2021, there have been 9,230 wildfires for a total of 226,826 acres. (Nationally, speaking).

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Northwest Hit by Wildfire Activity

MARCH 28, 2021. SUNDAY.

Green Ridge Fire (OR)

The Green Ridge Fire broke out on Green Ridge on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Fire assets were dispatched at 1613 hours PT which included BC41 and OPS41. At the time of this post, the fire had burned .25 acres. ##

Greenwood Fire (WA)

Wildfire. Highway 395 North. Stevens County. Grass, brush. 1 acres. NC63 (IC). Dispatched 1215 PT. In patrol status. ##

Mullinx Fire (WA)

Wildfire. South Mullinix Road in Spokane County. Grass, brush. AR 62 (IC). 0.2 acres. Contained 1330. Controlled 1400. ##

North of Shelvlin Fire (OR)

Fire personnel and assets were dispatched via the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center at 1552 hours PT which included 9101, BC32, BC42, E231, E330, E341, E65, E9160, E9162, E9561 and E9561. At the time of this post, the fire had consumed 15 acres. ##

Round Lake Fire (OR)

A fire response was deployed to Round Lake at 1437 hours PT via the Lakeview Interagency Dispatch Center. One acre had been destroyed. ##

Waitts Lake (WA)

Smoke check. Stevens County. AR26, NC25 dispatched 1533 hours PT. Resources are in the area. DNR Dispatch Center. ##

MARCH 27, 2021. SATURDAY.

Lumen Way Fire (WA)

Wildfire. Lambert Creek Road. Ferry County. 50.1 acres. Grass, brush, timber. HI 40 (IC). Dispatched at 1818 hours PT. contained 3/28/2021 1130 hours. Controlled 3/28/2021. ##

Spears Meadow Fire (OR)

Wildfire. Off Highway 20, East of Prineville, down 3550 Road. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 1825 hours PT. Central OR Interagency Dispatch Center. ##

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

NW Wildfire Activity | March 10-14, 2021

WASHINGTON and OREGON

Nothing major has started here in Washington or Oregon but there have been some wildfires that have been sparked during the week of March 10th through March 14th (up to 1400 hours PT).

WASHINGTON STATE

CENTENNIAL FIRE. 3/12/2021 0549. 0.1 acre. Grass, brush, duff. Contained 3/12/2021 0700. Controlled 3/12/2021 0715. Dispatched via WA-NEC.

EAST PRONG FIRE. 3/11/2021 1219 PT. 0.1 acre. Slash, light, timber. East Prong in Klickitat County. IC SE-Dobson. 3/11/2021 contained/controlled/out 1327 hours PT. Dispatched via WA-CWC.

HAYFORD FIRE. 3/12/2021 1258 PT. 1 acre. Brush, grass and slash. AR62 IC. No known location. Dispatched via WA-NEC.

LAKESHORE FIRE. 3/10/2021 1300 PT. 0.8 acres. Brush, slash, timber. IC Escobar. Chelan County, Lakeshore Road. Contained 1800 hours. Dispatched via WA-CWC.

MOFFAT FIRE. 3/10/2021 1700 PT. 0.1 acre. Grass. 3/10/2021 contained 1740, controlled 1800, out 3/12/2021 1027. Dispatched via WA-NEC.

RANCH FIELD FIRE. 3/10/2021 1445 PT. 40 acres. Grass, brush. IC N26. Fire District and DNR. Dispatched via WA-NEC

SKEELS FIELD FIRE. 3/12/2021 1232 PT. 5 acres. Brush, grass and timber. IC NC25. In patrol status. Dispatched via WA-NEC.

STATE OF OREGON

BF SHADY ELK. RX Fire. 3/9/2021 @ 1747 hours PT. Dispatched via Rogue Valley Interagency Comm Center.

BUCK CREEK 1 0030 RS. RX Fire. Kid Peak. 3/11/2021 0812 PT. Dispatched via Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center.

GRASSLAND FIREWOOD 2/4 0031 PR. RX Fire. Juniper Butte. 3/11/2021 0826. Dispatched via Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center.

HC SWEETER LANDING. RX Fire. IC Sladwick. 3/11/2021 0752 hours PT. Dispatched via Rogue Valley Interagency Comm Center.

HC HARE LANDING. RX Fire. IC Sladwick. 3/11/2021 0751 hours PT. Dispatched via Rogue Valley Interagency Comm Center.

KANINE FIRE. Wildfire. 3/10/2021 1630 hours PT. 2 acres. Grass. Contained 1750 hours PT. Dispatched via Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center.

RESOURCE ORDER. Holiday Farm suppression repair, resource order. 3/12/2021 1048 hours PT. Dispatched via Eugene Interagency Comm Center.

RESOURCE ORDER. 2021 R9 Fire Support. 3/12/2021 1049 PT. Dispatched via John Day Interagency Dispatch Center.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 3/14/2021 1430 hours PT

WILDFIRE ACTIVITY REPORT | OREGON

WILDFIRE ACTIVITY REPORT | SEPT 21, 2020

Here is the State of Oregon Wildfire Activity Report for Monday, September 21, 2020.  This covers all wildfire activity and smoke reports from Sunday 0800 PT until 2000 hours PT on Monday for all incidents across the State.

Incidents are listed by each time resources were dispatched via each Communications Center.

1551 PT | RITTER FIRE | 7.1 miles north of Long Creek. 680 acres. Grass, brush, juniper and sage. Resources on-scene. john Day Interagency Dispatch Center.

1321 PT | 0926 PR FIRE | Off of the 2730 RD.  0.1 acre. Contained/controlled and out at 1432 PT. Central OR Interagency Dispatch Center.

1321 PT | 0925 NW  | Lapine. False Alarm.

0913 PT | 0924 PR FIRE | Off of the 300 Road. 0.1 acre. Contained/controlled at 1257 PT. Out at 1432 PT.  Central OR Interagency Dispatch Center.

 

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/21/2020 1950 PT

BRITTAIN FIRE | OREGON | SIT REP 3

BRITTAIN FIRE

SIT REP 3 | SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

Establishing Blackline

Photo Credit | USFS

VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING –> SAT, 9/19/2020 1900 (7PM) <– FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST FACEBOOK OR ON RADIO STATION “KPAI 103.1FM”  facebook.com, search: Fremont-Winema National Forest 

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE WEATHER, EVACUATION UPDATES AND OPERATIONS.

# # #

INCIDENT SUMMARY.  The BRITTAIN FIRE is currently burning about 8 miles south of Paisley, Oregon on the Fremont-Winema National being managed by the EA Silver Team, an IMT 2 team.

CAUSE.  The fire started on September 7th, 2020, which was human caused.   It was discovered late (night) on this date.  It was stated to have been one of three wildfires sparked on Monday during exceptional fire danger and while occurring while a fire weather even was in motion.

Drip Torch Operator

Photo Credit | USFS

CURRENT STATUS.  47,243 acres. 44% contained.  Thanks to cooler weather and some winds, the smoke has cleared out of the area allowing fire crews to work in impacted areas. They have not been able to see much of the fire area due to heavy smoke.

FIRE BEHAVIOR.  Active fire behavior with short crown runs, wind-driven runs and long-range spotting.

RESOURCES.  There are 437 total personnel.

Photo Credit | USFS

EVACUATIONS — > LEVEL 3 < —

  • Hwy 31 from Summer Lake Store south to Red House lane (north of Paisley)
  • Clover Flat Road from Valley Falls east to Moon Ranch

EVACUATIONS —> LEVEL 2 < —

  • All of Paisley
  • From Red House Lane continuing south on Hwy 31 to Valley  Falls
  • Clover Flat Road from Hwy 31 to Murphy Ranch
  • Hwy 31 north from Summer Lake Store to Picture Rock Pass

EVACUATIONS — > LEVEL 1 < —

  • Valley Falls south on Hwy 395 to Chandler State Park

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS.  1 structure has been lost.  Cost-to-date has reached $4,700,000.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/19/2020 1430 PT

 

BRITTAIN FIRE | OREGON | SIT REP 2

BRITTAIN FIRE

UPDATE 2 | SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

Fire at Dusk

Photo Credit | USFS

INCIDENT SUMMARY.  The BRITTAIN FIRE is currently burning about 8 miles south of Paisley, Oregon on the Fremont-Winema National being managed by the EA Silver Team, an IMT 2 team.

CAUSE.  The fire started on September 7th, 2020, which is human caused.   It was discovered late (night) on this date.  It was stated to have been one of three wildfires sparked on Monday during exceptional fire danger and while occurring while a fire weather even was in motion.

Two other fires started off of Hwy 97, one was doused and put out while the other being called the TWO FOUR TWO FIRE is still burning in the Chiloquin area.

FIRE BEHAVIOR.  As of today’s post, fire behavior is active with short crown runs, wind-driven runs and long-range spotting.  Fire has scorched 44,800 acres and crews have successfully reached a 30% containment status.

THREATENED.  Structures and sage-grouse habitat are being threatened, prompting area evacuations.

RESOURCES.  Resources include 437 total personnel with 9 crews, 32 engines and 4 helicopters.

EVACUATIONS.

LEVEL 3

  • Hwy 31 from Summer Lake Store south to Red House Lane (north of Paisley)
  • Clover Flat Road from Valley Falls east to Moon Ranch

LEVEL 2

  • All of Paisley
  • From Red House Lane continuing south on Hwy 31 to Valley  Falls/Junction with US Hwy 395
  • Clover Flat Road from the intersection with Hwy 31 (Beachler’s Corner) south to Murphy Ranch
  • From Summer Lake Store north along Hwy 31 to the top of Picture Rock Pass

LEVEL 1

  • Valley Falls approximately 5 miles south on Hwy 395 Chandler State Park

CLOSURES.  FS29 southeast to FS3510 and 28 Road east.  All National Forest System lands, facilities and FS 3315.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS.  1 structure has been lost.  Total cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment costs have reached $4,500,000.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/18/2020 2315 PT

 

ARCHIE CREEK FIRE | OR | SIT REP 5

ARCHIE CREEK FIRE

SIT REP 5 | SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

Keep Oregon Green

Photo Credit | BLM – Roseburg District

INCIDENT SUMMARY.    The ARCHIE CREEK FIRE is burning 20 miles east of Glide and just east of Roseburg in the north Umpqua drainage on the west slope of the Cascades. This is in Douglas County.

CAUSE.    The fire broke out and quickly spread to state, private and federal lands in the State of Oregon on September 8, 2020 from an unknown cause. It is currently under investigation.

CURRENT STATUS.    The fire has burned 130,429 acres, while crews have reached a 25% containment status.

FIRE BEHAVIOR.    Fire behavior is moderate with group torching, short-range spotting and flanking.

OPERATIONS.   About 1,094 personnel along with 19 crews, 39 engines and 4 helicopters are assigned to this incident.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS.    There are 687 homes threatened along 7 other structures damaged.  111  homes and other structures have been destroyed.

RESOURCES.    The following are resources available in the area:

Evacuation Shelter –> Douglas Co Sheriff Office http://www.dcso.com/evacuations

Air Quality –> OR DOEQ http://www.oregon.gov

Road Closures –> http://www.tripcheck.com

Umpqua NF Closures –> https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/umpqua/alerts-notices

COMMUNITY HELP.  There are many ways you can help an impacted community.

Wildland Firefighter Foundation – Helping wildland firefighters and their families, including support for fallen firefighter’s families.

Glide Helping Hands  – Food and Clothing Distribution Center

  • Call 541.733.6860.
  • Leave message on how you wish to help them.

Greater Douglas United Way – Human Services Organization

Douglas Timber Operators / Umpqua Fisheries Enhancement Derby

  • Provides direct relief to communities and individuals
  • Provides financial assistance for food and supplies, etc.
  • Specifically for those impacted by the Archie Creek Fire
  • www://donorbox.org/2020-archie-creek-fire-relief-fund

Saving Grace – Human Services organization

Red Cross – National/International Disaster Relief Organization

  • Staged at the Douglas County Fairgrounds
  • Check for needs

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/18/2020 2245 PT