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

WILDFIRE ACTIVITY REPORT | WASHINGTON

WILDFIRE ACTIVITY REPORT | SEPT 21, 2020

Here is the Washington State 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.

September 21, 2020

1605 PT | YALE FIRE |  Yale Road. Spokane County.  0.1acre.  Grass, brush and reproduction. IC 7411. Patrol status.  NE WA Communications Center.

1306 PT | HWY 20 PIT  | False Alarm. Hwy 20. Concrete. False alarm. Not WA DNR jurisdiction. Northwest DNR Region.

1212 PT | OYSTER DOME |  Oyster Dome. Skagit County. 1 acre. No fire located.

1200 PT | BOISE CREEK FIRE | 0.1 acre. Grass, timber and brush. IC HOB1. Contained 1300 hours PT. Controlled 1350 hours PT. South Puget Sound Dispatch Center.

0815 PT | BULLDOG FIRE | Bulldog Mtn. Ferry County. 0.7acre.  Grass, brush, reproduction, timber, slash, logs and duff.  Resources on-scene at 1055 PT.  CAD showing as an open incident. NE WA Communications Center.

September 20, 2020

2138 PT | BRENDER CANYON | Smoke Check.  Second Canyon.  Fire units unable to locate anything in the area.  Central WA Communications Center.

2124 PT | PETE LAKE | Smoke Check. Kittitas County.  Nothing found.  Central WA Communications Center.

2115 PT | LAKE GOODWIN | 7700 block x 143rd Place NW, Lake Goodwin in Snohomish. 0.1 acre. Patrol Status.  Northwest DNR Region.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/21/2020 1935 PT

BOBCAT FIRE | CALIFORNIA | SIT REP 1 | UPDATE

BOBCAT FIRE

SIT REP 1 | SEPTEMBER 19, 2020

Update 9/19/2020 1955 hours PT

Holding the fire along a road

Photo Credit | USFS

The BOB CAT FIRE is burning on the West Fork of the San Gabriel Canyon at Cogswell Dam on the Angeles National Forest in California.  It started on Sunday, September 8th around 1221 hours PT.  Cause is unknown and under investigation.

Fire has burned 91,017 acres of chaparral, brush and tall grass.   Fire crews have reached a 15% containment status.  Earlier this morning, some evacuation orders were lifted.  However, by 1421 hours (2:21pm), fire behavior began to take off again prompting emergency evacuations.

NEW INFORMATION | Evacuation Warnings –> South of Pearblossom Hwy; East and North of Angeles National Forest Hwy, North and West of Mt Emma Road; East and South of Hwy 122; West of Cheseoboro Road. – LA County FD (9/19/2020 1955)

OTHER AREAS | Chilao; CAL TRANS Yard, 3 Points area; Angeles Christian Camp; Crystal Lake; South of 138th St East; North of Big Pines Hwy and Hwy 2; West of 263rd East; East of Largo Vista Roadd (Issued 9/19 1440 PT)

AQUEDUCT | South of Pearblossom Hwy (SR 138); North of Big Pines; East of 165th ; West of Largo Vista Roadd

WARD | North of Fort Tejon Rd; south of Avenue V; East of 87th E; West of 121th Street East

LONGVIEW | South of Avenue 12, North of Aqueduct; West of 165 Street East and East of 121st Street East

TEJON | South of Tejon Road; North of Cooley Place; East of 89th Street East; West of Longview Road

PEACH | North of Pallett Creek; South of West 114th Street; East of Longview Road; West of 165th Street

CIMA BLOCK | 96th East to 116th SE; Fort Tejon Road south to SR 2

JUNIPER BLOCK | 116th East to Devis Punchbowl Road; Fort Tejor Road to SR 2

PUNCHBOWL BLOCK | Devils Punchbowl Road; Fenner Camp

PARADISE BLOCK | Fenner Camp to intersection of SR 2; Big Pines

A Red Cross Evacuation Shelter is located at the Palmdale High School at 2137 East Avenue R, Palmdale, California 93550.

CLOSED is the first evacuation point at Santa Anita Park.  Assistance needed? Contact the Disaster Distress Hotline at 1-800-675-5799.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/19/2020 1635 PT / Updated 1955 PT

BOBCAT FIRE | CALIFORNIA | SIT REP 1

BOBCAT FIRE

SIT REP 1 | SEPTEMBER 19, 2020

Holding the fire along a road

Photo Credit | USFS

The BOB CAT FIRE is burning on the West Fork of the San Gabriel Canyon at Cogswell Dam on the Angeles National Forest in California.  It started on Sunday, September 8th around 1221 hours PT.  Cause is unknown and under investigation.

Fire has burned 91,017 acres of chaparral, brush and tall grass.   Fire crews have reached a 15% containment status.  Earlier this morning, some evacuation orders were lifted.  However, by 1421 hours (2:21pm), fire behavior began to take off again prompting emergency evacuations.

New evacuation orders are as follows:

OTHER AREAS | Chilao; CAL TRANS Yard, 3 Points area; Angeles Christian Camp; Crystal Lake; South of 138th St East; North of Big Pines Hwy and Hwy 2; West of 263rd East; East of Largo Vista Roadd (Issued 9/19 1440 PT)

AQUEDUCT | South of Pearblossom Hwy (SR 138); North of Big Pines; East of 165th ; West of Largo Vista Roadd

WARD | North of Fort Tejon Rd; south of Avenue V; East of 87th E; West of 121th Street East

LONGVIEW | South of Avenue 12, North of Aqueduct; West of 165 Street East and East of 121st Street East

TEJON | South of Tejon Road; North of Cooley Place; East of 89th Street East; West of Longview Road

PEACH | North of Pallett Creek; South of West 114th Street; East of Longview Road; West of 165th Street

CIMA BLOCK | 96th East to 116th SE; Fort Tejon Road south to SR 2

JUNIPER BLOCK | 116th East to Devis Punchbowl Road; Fort Tejor Road to SR 2

PUNCHBOWL BLOCK | Devils Punchbowl Road; Fenner Camp

PARADISE BLOCK | Fenner Camp to intersection of SR 2; Big Pines

A Red Cross Evacuation Shelter is located at the Palmdale High School at 2137 East Avenue R, Palmdale, California 93550.

CLOSED is the first evacuation point at Santa Anita Park.  Assistance needed? Contact the Disaster Distress Hotline at 1-800-675-5799.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/19/2020 1635 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.

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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

LIONSHEAD FIRE | OREGON | SIT REP 1

LIONSHEAD FIRE 

SIT REP 1 | SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

Photo Credit | Lionshead Fire Facebook Page

INCIDENT SUMMARY.   The LIONSHEAD FIRE is burning about 20 miles west of Warm Springs, Oregon on BIA lands.

COMMAND.   Command of the fire is under the management of the RM Team 1, an IMT Type 1.   Fire behavior is minimal along with backing, creeping and torching.

CURRENT STATUS.  There has been 192,719 acres of timber and brush. Crews have reached a 10% containment status reached.

RESOURCES.  There are 1,100 personnel with 28 crews, 7 dozers, 28 water tenders, 29 engines and 11 helicopters.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS.   About 280 structures have been lost.  Cost suppression and fire suppression expenses have reached up to $25,000,000.

EVACUATIONS   Level 3 –> Idanha, Detroit, Breitenbus  Level 1 –> Sidwalter area; Miller Flat; 1/2 mile East of Hwy 26, mile markers 91.5-99, 1/2 miles E and W of Hwy between mile markers 99-100.

 

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/18/2020 2215 PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEACHIE CREEK FIRE | OREGON | SIT REP 3

BEACHIE CREEK FIRE

SIT REP 3  | SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The BEACHIE CREEK FIRE is burning 6 miles from Detroit on the Willamette National Forest in the State of Oregon.

Photo Credit | Beachie Creek Fire Facebook Page

CURRENT STATUS

Fire behavior is moderate that is creeping, isolated torching and smoldering.  Multiple structures in several communities along with communications infrastructure are under threat.

Management of the fire is by the SW Team Team 2, an IMT Type 2.

There are 52 personnel along with 16 crews, 32 engines and 7 helicopters assigned to this incident.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

There has been 191,661 acres and 1,288 structures destroyed. Fire crews have reached a 20% containment status.

Cost-to-date expenses have reached $9,340,000 for fire suppression and containment efforts.

 

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/18/2020 – 2145 PT

BEACHIE CREEK FIRE | OREGON | SIT REP 2

BEACHIE CREEK FIRE

SIT REP 2 | SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

Photo Credit | Beachie Creek Fire FB Page

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The BEACHIE CREEK FIRE is burning about one mile near the RIVERSIDE FIRE which has prompted some concerns from residents and Fire Officials about these two fires merging into one super firestorm.   With extreme dry vegetation and a lack of natural holding features in the Table Rock Wilderness and surrounding area to keep the two fires from merging are on the mind of a lot of people with this fire catching the attention of many.

Officials are working to stop that from happening.

The BEACHIE CREEK FIRE ignited on August 16, 2020 from an unknown cause burning on the Willamette National Forest in the Opal Creek Wilderness area and about 15 miles north of Detroit (Marion County), Oregon.

Photo Credit | Marion County Sheriff Department

CURRENT STATUS

Fire is burning about 2 miles south of Jawbone Flats and 6 miles north of Detroit, Oregon.

About 191,238 acres have been destroyed but crews have reached a 20% containment status.

Fire behavior remains moderate with a continuance of threatening structures.

There are 571 total personnel assigned to this incident which include 14 crews, 43 engines and 7 helicopters.

Photo Credit | Marion County Sheriff Department

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

The fire has damaged 46 homes and 88 other structures, while destroying 470 homes and 818 other structures.  A record of 1,288 structures have been lost.

Total cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment status expenses have reached a total of $8,700,000.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/17/2020 2230 PT