A wildfire ignited by lightning is burning approximately 65 miles south of St. George, Utah.

The fire started on May 1, 2019 and said to have destroyed 72 acres.

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

It is named the Slide Fire.


It is being managed as a resource benefit.

The incident is staffed by seven personnel along with a single fire effects monitor.


Future weather reports indicate wetting rain is in the forecast which is great news for crews on-scene.


No injuries have been reported.


We are using the following hashtags for this post.

#UTwildfire2019 #SlideFire #nwfb_wildfires2019

(c) 2019 NW Fire  Blog – 5/7/2019 @ 2050 PDT

Los Angeles County, California | Gorman Incident

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Ca. | A twenty-five to thirty vehicle pileup occurred on Saturday, March 23, 2019, around three in the afternoon  on the I-5 Freeway in the southbound lanes about two miles south of Gorman Road.  Another nearby crash reported another large amount of vehicles involved.

Credit | CAL Trans District 7


Resources from all outlying areas would be dispatched together forming a Unified Command including the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Ventura County Fire Department, Kern County Fire Department, CHP and the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Office.

At 1551 hours, Battalion 6 from the LA County Fire Department assumed as the Incident Commander (IC) of the incident.

Fire resources included:  KCFD E56, Copters 15, 17, 18 and LA County FD’s Copter 423. Engines 93, 103, USAR 103 and HAZMAT 105.  More unknown resources were on-scene assisting with putting out a car fire and assessing multiple casualties.


There is an unknown cause at this time but it has been reported that temps in the area were around 46*F but felt like 38*F with fog and poor visibility.


Social Media was energized by those who were reporting on the major mass casualty incident or also known as a MCI.  Significant events that occurred at this incident included the following:

  • 25-30 vehicles total in the Gorman area
  • Poor visibility caused challenges to those in the air and on the ground
  • 1 critical patient with 22 refusing treatment or medical transport
  • All southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway were shutdown
  • 20-30 vehicles being towed
  • 100 stranded cars between two separate multiple traffic collisions
  • 1 Injured horse
  • 1 car fire
  • 3 Copters, 1 Air Attack

Credit | Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Office

For those following this post, there is something that miraculously occurred today in all of this mayhem and that this could have been so much far off worse than it was.  It was all due in part because those who were on-scene jumped into action and first responders had quick response times which saved a lot of lives.  Command by all those involved from the various Fire and Law Enforcement agencies worked in unison with one another.


Here are some of the eyewitness accounts that broke out on Social Media:

LA County Fire Air Ops | “MCI” responding two Paramedic helicopters to assist with a multiple vehicle pile up on Interstate 5 near Gorman, CA”

Eyewitness Account (Twitter) | “At least two separate, severe pile ups on the southbound 5, North of Exit 202. Thick fog.”

This area has also seen its additional bad wrecks as well.  Here is a recent listing of those that have occurred in the several months:

3/20/2019 | A crash is blocking the two left lanes. in on I-5 NB at Gorman School Rd. (Media)

3/17/2019 | TRAFFIC COLLISION | FS77 | 46001 N Orwin Way | COPT17 transporting 2 patients to an area trauma center. (Media)

3/15/2019 | NB I-5 from SR-138 (Lancaster Rd) to Rd- right lane CLOSED until 1pm to recover big rig on embankment. (CAL Trans District 7)

2/2/2019 | TRAFFIC COLLISION MAJOR | FS77 | NB 5 South of Smokey Bear Rd | Multiple vehicles involved with 7-10 patients. 1 DOA, 1 critical. This is the “Highland Incident” (Media)

We are using the following hashtags for this incident:  #GormanIC  #GormanMCI

Thank you for following us.  You can also find us on @nwfireblog on Twitter for more live coverage and other fire-related news.  We also be found on Instagram. We’d love for you to join us here on our official blog and on our Social Media channels.

Be safe friends….

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog


CenturyLink Outage | 9-1-1 Centers Back Up, Continues For Others

UPDATED – 12/31/2018 – 2350 PST

Nationwide | A nationwide phone and internet outage interrupted mostly 911 call centers, several medical facilities, a Department of Corrections jail, ATM machines and the list goes on occurred on Thursday, December 27th and well into a few days thereafter.

911 Centers Up, Outages Continue for Others

It is said that most or all of the 911 call centers are fully operational again but some residential customers are reporting outages on New Year’s Eve as of 2206 PST.  Some of these customers are said to be in New Mexico, Ohio, Boise (ID), Peoria & Scottsdale (AZ).

Some customers are venting their frustrations on Social Media with the internet/phone/security giant telling them that there are no outages and there must be a phone with their home.

States That Were Impacted

The following as of this morning’s post is impacting 911 centers, commercial and residential customers in WA, OR, UT, CO, CA, TX, AZ, NV, IL, NM, MN, MI, NE, ID, OH, NC, IA, GA and IN.

Preliminary reports state that there was a problem with their Colorado site sending out bad packet information that caused the internet and phone lines to go down.

The FCC is currently investigating.

Washington State Emergency Phone Numbers 

Some of you may run into a busy signal or find that it is difficult to get through 911. If this is the case, here are some local phone numbers to call.  As far as we have been told, there are no current outages impacting any 9-1-1 centers.

Chelan – Douglas Counties (Dispatch). 509-663-9911

Clallam County (Dispatch).  360-417-2259

Clark County 911.  This is for those in Clark County, Vancouver.  360-693-3111 or can text 911 or 311.

Coast Guard Sector – Puget Sound.  206-217-6001.

Enumclaw PD Dispatch.  360-825-3505.

Sammamish / Issaquah PD Dispatch.  425-888-3333.

Jefferson County Dispatch.  360-385-3831

King County Sheriff’s Office.  206-296-3311.  This is for those who are in the areas of the King County International Airport, KC Transit, Sound Transit,  Beaux Arts Village, Burien, Carnation, Kenmore, Maple Valley,  Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Seatac, Newcastle, Sammamish, Shoreline, Skykomish and Woodinville.

Kitsap County Sheriff Dispatch.  360-308-5400.

Kittitas County Dispatch.  509-925-8534.

Mason County Dispatch.  360-426-4441.

Pierce Co 911.  253-798-4721.

Pierce Co Fire & EMS.  253-588-5217.

Puyallup Police.  253-798-4722.

Redmond Police Dispatch.  253-798-4722.

Renton Fire.  425-430-7000 staffing line. ** Currently, reporting as not impacted by outage. **

Seattle 911 Center (Police).  206-583-2111 or 206-625-5011. Text 911.

Seattle Fire.  206-583-2111.

SNOCOM. 425-407-3911. Snohomish County.

WSP.  Snohomish, Skagit, Island Counties.  360-654-1204.  Whatcom County.  360-676-6911.   Yakima County.  509-457-0207.  Benton, Franklin and Walla Walla.  509-628-0333.

Social Media

We will continue to follow this developing story as more information is received.

Thank you for reading our post. 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

Hurricane Michael Through The Eyes of the Undivided Attention of Social Media | 1

Looking through the eyes of others can help gain a new viewpoint advantage but to fully grasp the magnitude of the situation, you would have to be there in person.  Instead, we are bringing you the undivided attention of social media and what they are saying because they are there, were impacted or seeing it through other means.

Disclaimer:  We are only sharing through third party sources or from direct sources themselves. We do no lay any claims on the sources of information here but only to our “own” content added. Each item has its own source listed. We give all the credit to them.  Images in this post are also given Photo Credit to them.

OCTOBER 13, 2018 (Saturday)

Eyewitness Accounts

Photo Credit | North Port, Florida

“It’s been an overwhelming few days for North Port Fire Rescue crews aiding in the wake of Hurricane Michael. They are assisting in Mexico Beach, one of the hardest hit areas. Keep on keeping on, and continue to stay safe.”  (City of (Fox News, 10/13/2018)

Greater Naples Fire Rescue District sent 11 of their own personnel to join other rescue workers on a strike response team. (Naples News)

OCTOBER 12, 2018 (Friday)

Blood Donations are urgently needed…..

“Did you know that disasters like #HurricaneMichael affect our nation’s blood supply? To help meet patient needs, we are asking those eligible to give blood. Make an appointment now:

Incident Management Teams 

The FDNY IMT has been requested to respond to Florida, to assist in the state’s response.  We will be posting updates on the team’s mission, as well as pertinent information about the overall response to this disaster. Our thoughts are with all those effected.  (FDNY IMT))

Eyewitness Accounts

“Last night, almost 2,900 people stayed in as many as 37 Red Cross and community evacuation centers across #Florida, #Georgia and #Alabama due to #Michael. We mobilized more than 1,000 trained disaster workers to support relief efforts.”   (American Red Cross)

“Hurricane Michael has caused untold devastation along the Gulf Coast. We have pre-positioned enough shelter supplies, including cots and blankets, to be able to support some 15,000 people. To find a shelter location in your area, visit this website.” (American Red Cross)

Recovery Challenges

Thousands of people have been informally missing to local authorities, the Red CRoss and the State.  Here is a story written by mainstream media on the challenges all are facing in this area. (Tampa Bay Times)

Protect Your Health

Tire and bucket filled with standing water

Photo Credit |

Mosquitoes can breed in standing water left from #HurricaneMichael. If you’re cleaning up, make sure to clear out buckets, planters, trash cans, and other items that hold water. More mosquito safety tips:



Looting is so rampant, that there was a shooting by a Florida State Fire Marshall when a looter was in the process of stealing his police car, he was shot.  Signs are posted on trees and various places marked LOOTERS WILL BE SHOT. (KATV)

Law Enforcement

Photo Credit | GA National Guard

The Georgia State Patrol and the GA National Guard are currently working as a joint force.  “The 178th Military Police Company has been activated in support of #HurricaneMichael, they will be assisting local law enforcement.” (GA National Guard)

Emergency Resources – Communications

“Comms are key!  Soldiers from our 146th Expeditionary Signal Battalion are setting up tactical satellite terminals to provide county Emergency Operations Centers with internet & phone so they can connect sooner with  Florida citizens in need.” (FL National Guard)

U.S. Airmen from the 283rd Combat Communications Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard, set up vital voice, data and radio communications capability during #HurricaneMichael relief efforts, Colquitt, GA. (U.S. Air National Guard photos contributed by 283rd CBCS)

“A big reason many of us joined the Air National Guard is to help with humanitarian missions when unexpected events like this happen.” – Georgia National Guard

Photo Credit | Florida Governors Office

Volunteer Ham Radio operators from Nassau County, in conjunction with the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, are helping to communicate the needs from the disaster zone to those who can help.  (Florida Times – Union)

Photo Credit | Walter Dix IAFF

Disaster Aid

IAFF Disaster Relief Assistance team dropping off supplies for IAFF Local 4413 members (Walton County) in Freeport, Florida.

Fire Personnel

Deployment Update: Region 5 (Central) is deploying additional teams to panhandle. Units left at 0300. Brings total number of Central Florida fire rescue personnel deployed to #HurricaneMichael to more than 140 responders (including pups ) representing 25 departments. (OC Fire Rescue)

Fire Task Force

PA Task Force1 fueled up today in Enterprise, Alabama, en route to Panama City, Florida, to assist in searches. (Philly Fire Dept)

Search and Rescue Activities

Photo Credit | VA-TF1

#VATF1  continues to conduct wide-area search of Panama City, Florida,with other #USAR teams. While conducting our searches, we’ve provided EMS care to victims of the storm and coordinated their transport to local medical facilities. (Virginia Task Force 1 – USA – 1 – Urban Search and Rescue team)

More Urban SAR operations in process in Mexico Beach. (Florida Forest Service)

Power Restoration

Crews working their second day on Walker St. near the Greensboro City arboretum to rebuild the power grid taken down by #TropicalStormMichael . Downed/broken poles and wire are common sites across the Triad and #NC but we are working hard to repair and restore.

Power Grid Construction 

Around 1,200 DukeEnergy lineman and support staff from the Midwest are working with local crews in the Triad today to rebuild portions of the power grid and restore power. (Jeff Brooks of Duke Energy)

Animal Rescue

“We have been so thankful for the support you’ve shown so far in our efforts to help animals displaced by #HurricaneMichael. But the work isn’t done.” (Humane Society – Naples)


Volunteers arrived at the Florida State Recreation  center into a shelter Floridians with special needs that have been displaced.   To help with volunteering or wish to donate to the Florida Disaster Fund, visit them at (Volunteer Florida)


“Do not self deploy. Bring items you have here. We can make sure it gets to the people in need in a safe & timely manner.” (Walton Co Sheriff)

Damage Assessment, Serving Meals

Photo Credit | Salvation Army

As debris is  cleared from roadways, The #SalvationArmy is moving in to the areas most impacted by #HurricaneMichael to begin assessing needs and serving Anyone w/inquiries is asked to call 877-285-5505 EXT. 1005 Please be patient as our volunteers work to answer your questions in a timely manner.

OCTOBER 11, 2018 – Thursday

Assessments in Progress

SWFD Command Staff in Bay Co. assessing fire/rescue needs. As State of Florida Emergency Response Plan (SERP) Region 1 Coordinator, we’re coordinating assets/formulating plans to help our bay county neighbors. Continue to keep them in your thoughts. (South Walton FD)

Military Response

National Guard and Department of Defense (DoD) assets respond to the Florida Panhandle prior to the hurricane’s landfall. About 2250 – 3500 troops have been authorized to respond. (US Air Force)

OCTOBER 10, 2018 – Wednesday


40 Firefighters from 7 Central Florida FDs on way to Florida Panhandle tonight to help with SAR activities. (Ken Tyndall with WFTV)

At 8 a.m., I activated 1,500 Georgia Guardsmen to be placed on standby and deployed as needed to areas affected by Hurricane Michael. (GA Governor Nathan Deal)

OCTOBER 9, 2018 – Tuesday

Swift Water Rescue Team

Virginia’s Task Force’s 16-person Water Rescue Team departs for Florida in response to the Hurricane after being called upon to respond by FEMA.  This includes Fairfax Fire & Resue personnel. (VA-TF1 Force 1 – USA-1 – Urban Search and Rescue)

Supply Deliveries

Today, dozens of #GARedCross volunteer teams are moving into areas hardest hit by #HurricaneMichael — bringing food and supplies to people in need. In all, more than 1,000 trained #RedCross disaster workers are now on the ground, working with partners to provide the most help.

We will update as more resources and details are obtained from various Social Media and posted here. We would love it if you followed us on our own Social Media outlets:  @nwfireblog (Facebook and Twitter)

Thank you for reading our Blog post!

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – 10/13/2018 – 1820 hours PDT

Tillman Surprise Fire | Loomis Forest | Washington | 1


Thursday, August 16, 2018 – 1950 hours PDT

Loomis Natural Resources Conservation area | Credit: WA DNR

A firestorm is brewing in the Loomis State Forest (Okanogan National Forest)  but for now it is a small 25-acre wildfire that is located seven miles west of Tonasket, Washington that started today.

Fire behavior is very active with a high rate of spread that is  wind-driven with torching and spotting.

As of 1925 hours this evening, the fire had burned through 25 acres.

Engine and hand crews were said to be engaging the fire and will do so into the night as safety allows them to do so. Original fire assets H 338 HI 142 HI 143 HI 145 HI 146 HI 147 HI 149 (IC)  HI 30 HI 60 NC 322 NC 325 SO 25 SO 27 were dispatched at 0959 hours PDT.  Resources arrived on-scene around 1040 hours PDT.

WA DNR resources include additional resources as engaging and acting as mutual aid assets.

Current weather conditions are 79*F temps with partly cloudy skies and winds at 2 mph (according to current weather reports).  Humidity is 34%.

TONASKET is a city within Okanogan County and is located along the eastern bank of the Okanogan River in north-central Okanogan County.   The City has approximately total of .80 square mile radius with a with a population of 1,016  (2015 census).  There is no water areas listed.

Source(s):  WA DNR,  WildCAD, Weather websites, Social Media


(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog


Angel Springs Fire | Davenport WA | FINAL UPDATE


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Credit | WA DNR


A wildfire is burning about 7 – 8 miles northeast of Davenport, Washington that started on August 2, 2018 @ 1500 hours PDT by equipment.

8/12/2018 1100 PDT
5,046 acres. 95% contained. Firefighters on Saturday kept the fire within containment lines despite heavy wind conditions which would cause significant events such as knocking down snags within the fire perimeter. Crews also worked on extensive mop up and repair work on fences and lines. 214 personnel remain with engines checking & putting out hot spots. More resources will be released throughout the day. | FINAL UPDATE

8/11/2018 – 2130 PDT

5,046 acres. 90% contained. Minimal fire behavior. 351 personnel. 6 crews. 43 engines. 3 helos. 14 structures lost. 170 structures threatened. Some crews released today. $4.6M CTD.

8/10/2018  – 1945 PDT

5,081 acres. 60% contained. 14 structures burned. 180 threatened. 564 personnel. 13 crews. 3 helicopters. 68 engines.

8/9/2018 2000 PDT

5.081 acres. 60% contained. IC IMT Goldman. Minimal Fire behavior. 564 personnel. 13 crews, 68 engines and 3 helicopters. 14 structures have been lost. $3.3M.

8/8/2018 – 2100 PDT

5,043 acres. 35% contained with continued moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, observed isolated torching and backing. Cause is still unknown and under investigation.

There are 549 personnel along with 12 crews, 3 helos and 72 engines. Fire resources are pouring from the National Guard, Canada and Australia.

170 homes are threatened with 4 already destroyed along with 10 other structures which totals to 14 buildings. Fire suppression and containment costs-to-date have reached $2,200,000.

8/6/2018 – 2145 PDT

Spokane County Fire District 8 Firefighters worked throughout the night on August 5th on the fire line and conducting burn out operations on the day of the 6th. Additional resources from Lincoln County Fire Districts 4 and 5, WA DNR, Federal, State and local agencies have come together collectively through fire suppression and containment efforts. Local farmers have gathered together to help build fire lines across their fields, as well as mineral soil to aid firefighters to stop the spread of the fire.

Per fire sources this morning, here is what we know so far (please be patient, things change so rapidly): 4,500 ares of timber, grass and brush. 15% contained. 2 structures lost. 170 threatened. 1 minor structure burned and one other threatened. 272 personnel with 8 crews, 3 helicopters and 45 engines.

On August 5th: Fire on NE portion was very active with visible fire and smoke throughout the day and night. Efforts focused in this area with crews, engines and dozers. Crews used air resources to their advantage including super scoopers dipping out of the Spokane River arm of Lake Roosevelt.

8/5/2018 – 1145 PDT

Started 8/2/2018. Cause unknown. 4,500 acres. 0% contained. 60 homes threatened, 1 destroyed. Other minor structures threatened, 1 destroyed. 160 personnel. 3 crews, 25 engines. Fire located in steep canyons w/rugged terrain.

8/4/2018 –  2030 PDT

Level 2 and 3 evacuations have been issued and assistance through Washington State Fire mobe have arrived on the fire line. The Northeast WA Interagency IMT with IC Eddie Lewis, a Type 3 has assumed command of the fire yesterday around 0600 hours. Cause is still unknown and under investigation.

4,700 acres scorched. 0% contained.

8/4/2018 – 0121 PDT

Initial call fire info – Angel Springs Rd, Lincoln County. Grass, brush, reproduction, timber. AR IC as of 8/2 1642 PDT. Resources dispatched BC 51 FP 13 FP 18 HI 35 NC 40+Crew NC 41+Crew NE 06 NE 12 at 1448 PDT. TYPE 3 TEAM IN PLACE – IC LEWIS / LOVE. TYPE 2 TEAM ORDERED.

8/3/2018 – 2300 PDT

160 firefighters. 4,500 ac. 0% containment. Dayshifters (FFs) are home (local Fire District) getting much-needed rest and sleep, will be back out on the fire line on Day 3. Night operations in effect with structure protection. Active Fire behavior with running, spotting and group torching. 2 structures destroyed (1 home and 1 outbuilding).

8/3/2018 – 0956 PDT

Aircraft and other resources dispatched from Roberts Field -Redmond Municipal Airport. Angel Springs Aerial Support. Lat/Lon 47 44.898, -118 4.500 dispatched through the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center.

8/2/2018 – 2030 PDT

Resources were dispatched around 1557 hours PDT today to a wildfire producing a large smoke plume about five miles north of Reardan which included engines fire boss airplanes and hand crews. (Video as of 1800 hours PDT – Courtesy NE WA IMT) 170 acres. 60% containment achieved. 6 structures threatened. 1 lost.  Gusty wind conditions are making fire suppression efforts challenging.


(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog



Carr Fire | Whiskeytown, California

Update 1 – August 9, 2018 – 2130 hours PDT


  • Started 7/23/2018 @ 1315 hours
  •  Unified Command with CAL FIRE – Shasta – Trinity Unit, Redding City Fire and Whiskeytown National Park.
  • It  is located at Hwy 299 and Carr Powerhouse Rd, Whiskeytown, CA.


  • 352 engines
  • 125 water tenders
  • 16 helicopters
  • 76 hand crews
  • 118 bulldozers
  • 4,710 personnel


  • PG&E
  • CA National Guard
  • Shasta County Sheriff
  • CHP
  • Redding Police Department
  • Shasta County Fire Department
  • Shasta County Public Works
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Maine Fores Rangers
  • CCC
  • State Parks
  • CDCR
  • Red Cross
  • Silicon Valley Power
  • Redding Electric
  • WAPA
  • Santa Rosa FD
  • California National Guard,
  • Trinity OES
  • Trinity County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sierra Pacific Industries
  • Secretary Sonny Perdue
  • AT&T
  • Shasta County Probation Dept
  • City of Redding/Carr Fire Recovery website:


  • Samaritans Purse
  • State of California
  • United Way Nor Cal
  • Salvation Army Del Oro with Bethel Church in Redding (Partnership)
  • Dignity Medial Group – putting their patients first with the aid of their staff, firefighters and 1st Responders
  • Team Rubicon


  • 178,752 acres
  • 49% contained
  • Cause was due to a mechanical failure of a vehicle


  • 1,077 homes
  • 22 commercial structures
  • 500 outbuildings


  • 191 homes
  • 26 commercial structures
  • 65 outbuildings damaged


  • 528 structures are currently being threatened.


Reported 12 lives – we are working to gather the names from verified sources. Note: we will only publish names and info if it already has been published by verified Fire or Law Enforcement Agencies out of respect for their families.

7/26/2018:  Redding FD Fire Inspector, JEREMY STOKE, 37

8/05/2018:  PG & E Lineman, JAY AYETA, 21

8/09/2018:   CAL FIRE Heavy Equipment Mechanic, ANDREW BRAKE, 40.



  • Whiskey Park
  • Rainbow Lake


  • Buckhorn Summit Rd W. to Sandhouse Rd.
  • All roads w/in this area North of Hwy 299.
  • Deadwood Road East of Trinity Dam Blvd
  • Lewiston Turn Pike East of Trinity Dam Blvd
  • Trinity Dam at Trinity Dam Blvd





  • Disaster Recovery Center, Old Kmart Building, 2685 Hilltop Dr., Redding, CA 96003

California Carr Fire survivors can receive in-person disaster assistance at the Disaster Recovery Center located in the Former Kmart building at 2685 Hilltop Dr., Redding, CA 96002 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information, visit #ShastaCounty










SVP crews roll a 115kV utility pole uphill.


proud of Strike Team 1002A enroute to to provide crew support for the thousands of firefighters on the line. has dozens of firefighters & specialists assigned to major wildfires in Nor. Cal.

#CarrFire #CALFire

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

Colorado Wildfires | July 8, 2018


Just like what is happening in Arizona, California, Washington and other U.S. States, fires are burning up vast amounts of landscapes around them.

Today, we provide a single recap of what is happening in this State on this Sunday, July 8, 2018.

416 FIRE

The 416 FIRE is burning in the San Juan National Forest, about 13 miles north of Durango in timber and brush.  The fire command will be transferred from a NIMO back to the local unit on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Fire behavior has been reduced to minimal activity, as rain fell over the area helping crews gain a higher containment of 50%.   This fire has burned 54,129 acres.

There are 290 total personnel working on this incident with two crews, 16 engines and two helicopters.

No structures have been reported as lost on this fire.  However, cost-to-date expenses have reached a whopping $30,400,00!

Adobe Fire | Credit: Fremont Sheriff


Fire is holding at 1,423 acres with a 95% containment status.

Some resources have been reassigned to other wildfires, while those who remain are working towards their main fire objective of getting to 100% containment by the end of their shift today.


The BURRO FIRE is burning in the San Juan National Forest, about 14 miles south of Rico in timber.  Fire behavior is running at minimal activity today.

Photo Credit | USFS

4,593 acres have been consumed but there is a 50% containment status.  There are 35 total personnel along with three crews still remaining on this incident.

$3,200,000 is the total cost-to-date.

FIRE FACT:   Two MAFFS C-130 air tankers and support personnel from the 302nd Airlift Wing (Colorado Springs, Air Force Reserve) along with one MAFFS C-130 air tanker and support personnel each from the 153rd Airlift Wing (Wyoming, Air National Guard) and 152nd Airlift Wing (Nevada, Air National Guard) have been deployed to
Colorado Springs, CO in support of wildland fire operations.


The CHATEAU FIRE is burning in Teller County, about seven miles northwest of Cripple Creek in closed timber litter and tall grass. The fire behavior is minimal but is still threatening numerous homes and keeping road, area and trail closures in effect.

There has been 1,423 acres burned but a 95% containment status has been gained. 136 total personnel are on the fire line along with three crews and 14 engines.

Cost-to-date has reached $2,400,000.


Photo Credit | Little Snake Field Office

Burning in Moffat County, the DIVIDE 2 FIRE is located about 23 miles northwest of Craig, Colorado in brush and grass.  Fire behavior remains at a minimal rate.  Structures and sage-grouse habitat is still threatened.  All Evacuation orders have been lifted for the time-being.

The fire has consumed 19,955 acres and crews have reached a successful 40% containment status.

There are 71 personnel assigned along with 16 engines.

Three structures have been lost with a total fire suppression and containment cost-to-date of $800,000.


Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

A new start in northwest Colorado has prompted fire resources to move into this area located in Rio Blanco County.  The fire was caused by a lightning strike on July 7, 2018 and was detected around 1700 hours.  It is burning in rugged terrain in a remote section of the Piceance Basin about 30 miles southwest of Meeker.

There are a total of 55 personnel assigned with unknown resources assisting them.

The size of the fire is 188 acres in juniper and sage grass with an unknown containment status.


Photo Credit | Kim Doyle Wille (Express permission given)

The LAKE CHRISTINE FIRE is burning in Eagle County, one mile northwest of Basalt, Colorado in timber and brush.

The fire is being managed by IMT 2 (Almas). There are 555 personnel along with 16 crews, 33 engines and 6 helicopters assigned to this incident.

Fire behavior is moderate with isolated torching, creeping and smoldering.  The fire has burned 5,916 acres and reached an 8% containment status.

Numerous structures, including energy and communications infrastructures are at risk.  Three have been lost.   Evacuations, road and trail closures are still in effect.

Some rain fell over the fire line yesterday but not enough to put out the fire completely.

The cost-to-date for this fire has reached $3,800,000.


Photo Credit | CO DOT

This wildfire is burning about nine miles northeast of Fort Garland, Colorado in timber, brush and tall grass.  It has destroyed 106,985 acres and 199 structures.  It has reached a 55%

containment status.

The fire is being managed by IMT 2 (Greer) and IMT 2 (Espereance).  There are 1,805 total personnel assigned along with 40 crews, 120 engines and 12 helicopters.

Cost-to-Date have reached $17,300,000.


Photo Credit | USDA Forest Service

The TABEGUACHE FIRE is burning seven miles northeast of Nucla that was caused by lightning today.  The fire has burned about 500 acres that is burning on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests.  There is a 0% containment status.

The Fire Manager of this incident is a Type 3 IMT with Joe Sampson as the IC.

No structures are under threat nor are there any active evacuation orders in place.


The THORNBURG FIRE ignited in the last 24 hours from an unknown cause is said to be burning in Moffat County, about four miles northwest of Maybell, Colorado.

This active fire is being driven by heavy winds.   1,636 acres of short grass has already been burned up but a 50% containment status has been reached.  Cost-to-date have reached $50,000.

Some structures and sage-grouse habitat are being threatened.  No evacuation orders are being reported at this time.

There are 18 personnel assigned along with four engines.


The WESTON PASS FIRE has burned 13,019 acres of timber and brush which is burning nine miles southwest of Fairplay on the Pike-San Isabel National Forest lands.  There is a 34% containment status reached.

Fire management is in the hands of an IMT 1 (Pechota) along with 578 total personnel alongside 13 crews, 20 engines and 6 helicopters.

The fire behavior is moderate with flanking, torching and creeping.  Three structures have been destroyed.

Fire suppression and containment costs have reached $4,900,000.


A new fire start has been reported as of 1221 PDT and is burning in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests.

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Photo Credit | San Miguel County Sheriff

Resources include two Type 6 engines, one Type 4 engine and a Type 2 helicopter.

It is currently listed as a two-acre fire with a 0% containment status with active fire behavior with one-to-three feet flames.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

Washington Wildfires Scorch in the last 24 Hours | July 5, 2018

WASHINGTON STATE –  We do not have enough fingers to count all of the wildfires igniting all over the State but we do have this single post to bring to you what is burning out there.

WA DNR:  “We responded to 31 wildfire starts (human-caused fires) were very thankful to the public about being so cautious.  Extremely happy fires were small.”

Photo Credit | WA DNR


Little Camas Fire | Outside of Cashmere

Little Camas.  Timber and Slash. 300 acres (at last report).  BAT 21 (IC), BAT-22, CREW-15, CREW-52, CREW-74, E-672, FUELS-34, H-1MR, H-341, SE-140, SE-146. Dispatched @ 1201 hours. (Central WA Interagency Comm Center)


Salmon Hole | China Bar

Grass and brush. 7 acres.  BLM-13 E-6695, BLM E-842. IC Dave Patterson. Dispatched @ 1659 hours. (Central WA Interagency Comm Center)


South Bank Fire | Grays Harbor

Grass, brush and duff.  Dispatched @ 1405 hours.  Resources were reportedly en route. .5 acres. (Pacific Cascade Dispatch Center)


Fisherman Harbor Fire | Fisherman’s Harbor, Quilcene

Dispatched @ 1033 hours.  Controlled at 1311 hours.  Timber.  IC TJ Clavin.  (Olympic Region Dispatch)


Boise Creek Starburst | Enumclaw

Grass and slash.  IC WOHLMAN @ 0830 hours. Dispatched @ -0145 hours.  Controlled/Contained @ 0830 hours. (South Puget Sound Dispatch)


Riverside Cutoff Fire | Riverside Cutoff

Dispatched @ 0650 hours. 14.3 acres. Contained/controlled at 0907 hours.


Landing Camp | Elbe Hills

Timber and slash.  Dispatched at 1019 hours.  Contained/controlled @ 1020 hours. Fire is out.  (South Puget Sound Dispatch)


Alger Hill Fire |  Alger Mountain Rd  from Skarrup

Grass, brush.   .25 acres.  Dispatched @ 1656 hours.  Contained/Controlled at 1700 hours. 4 engines o/s with 1 overhead. 40-50% contained and mop-up initiated as listed.


Cape Horn Fire | Cape Horn.  Dispatched @ 0726 hours.  IC Omar Flores as of 0847 hours. .25 ac. (Columbia Cascade Comm Center)


Idaho Road Fire  | Liberty Lake County Park – Off Road Park

Spokane Co Fire District 8 fire crews (from Station 85)were dispatched @ 1300 hours along with Spokane Valley Firefighters. Grass, brush, reproduction, light and heavy timber. AR-28, AR-32 (IC as of 1655 hours) , AR-414, AR-422, HT-44, LOA-16, LOA-21, NC 40-CREW, NC 41-CREW and NE-12.  (DNR), plus SFCD8 and Spokane Valley FD. Resources on-scene @ 1447 hours. 8 acres.  Dispatched @ 1403 hours PDT.  (NE WA Interagency Comm Center)

Hog Lake  Fire, Hog Canyon Fire | Hog Lake

Grass, brush, and light timber.  AR-25, AR-31, AR-441, AR-445, AR-446, AR-450, BLM-21, C-6201, HT-41. IC (Turnbull) as of 1900 hours. Dispatched @ 1327 hours. Resources arrived on-scene @ 1405 hours.  (NE WA Interagency Comm Center)

Cedar Spot Fire | North Cedar Road

Slash.  AR-414 (IC). Slash fire fuels.  0.01 acre.  Dispatched @ 1051 hours. Contained at 1115 hours. Controlled @ 1133 hours. In patrol status.  (NE WA Interagency Comm Center)


Dry Gulch Fire | Dry Gulch.

E-12, NC-324, NC-326, IC (REIPE). Dispatched @ 1547 hours.  Resources o/s @ 1637 hours. PDT (NE WA Interagency Comm Center)

Virgil Way Fire | Nine Mile

Grasses, brush, reproduction and light timber.  Resources included 8 engines, 20-hand crew as AR-26C (IC), AR-26B, AR-442, AR-443, AR-447, AR-448, AR-449, AR-63, HT-42. Dispatched @ 1316 hours.  Resources on-scene include Stevens County Fire District 1 and WA DNR. 4.5 acres.  (NE WA Interagency Comm Center)

Cotton Trail Fire | Quartzite Mountain

Grass, brush and duff. 0.1 acre. Dispatched at 0959 hours.


Martin Way Fire | Martin Way, Lacey

Dispatched @ 1426 hours.  In Patrol status. Limited information

Runyon Fire | Rainier

Dispatched at 1230 hours PDT.  Grass, brush, timber.  IC EDWARDS. Resources o/s.  Contained @ 1800 hours. Controlled at 1845 hours. .5 acres.  (South Puget Sound Dispatch)


Haxton Way Fire | Near Silver River Casino

Dispatched at 1353 hours PDT.  Contained at 1500 hours.  Controlled at 1530 hours.  Grass and brush.  0.5 acre.  IC Richardson @ 1511 hours.  In Patrol status. (NW Region DNR Dispatch Center)

Lake Samish Fire | Lake Samish

Dispatched at 0001 hours. Grass, brush and slash.  PARKS ICT5 effective @ 1130 hours.   0.5 acres. In patrol status @ 1617 hours.  (NW Region DNR Dispatch Center)

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 2200 hours PDT


California Wildfire | Creek Fire | 2

REDDING, Calif. – Four fires are burning in Shasta County called the #CreekFire.

Photo Credit | Shasta – Trinity NF

Here is the timeline based upon all sources of information given regarding this fire incident.

June 26, 2018 – Tuesday

1952 |  Fire is burning on Clear Creek Road x American Road. Happy Valley/IGO, CA. Started on June 24, 2018 around 1246 hours.  1475 acres. 65% containment. 11 structures destroyed which include 4 homes and 7 minor structures. Cause is under investigation. 1 reported injury.

22 fire crews, 57 engines, 14 water tenders, 72 overhead personnel, 11 bulldozers and total 654 personnel.

Personnel have been challenged by steep and difficult terrain when working to access certain areas on the fire line.  They however, are starting to make progress on increasing and strengthening containment lines around the fire perimeter and mopping us, as well as mitigating hazard trees.

Evacuations lifted for Panther Rd, Dale Ln, Tobacco Rd, Pine Meadows Pl, Diana Way, Clover Ln, Wilbur Ln, Cloverview Rd, Sunshine Ridge Rd, Pebblewood Ln, Hilo Ln, Ronnie Ln and Cobblestone Ln.

Incident Cooperators:  Shasta Co FD, Redding FD, Happy Valley FD, Old Shasta FD, US Forest Service, American Red Cross, Shasta Co SO, CHP, PG&E and Shasta Co Dept. of Public Works.

1827 | Fire is now at 1,475 acres with a 65 % containment status.

1006 | 1,350 acres. 60% containment. 4 structures destroyed. 1 reported injury. Cause under investigation.  617 personnel.  75 engines, 12 water tenders, 22 fire crews, 1 helicopter, 63 overhead personnel, 14 bulldozers, and no air tankers.

0653 | Fire is at 1,350 acres. 60% containment.

June 25, 2018 – Monday

1952 | Fire has consumed 1,350 acres. 50% contained. 0 structures damaged. 4 structures destroyed. 1 reported injury. 75 engines, 12 water tenders, 22 crews, 1 helicopter. 63 overhead personnel. 14 dozers. 0 air tankers. 17 total personnel.

1823 | Shasta County SO lifts evacuation orders.  The photo below gives the full listed as released by the SO’s office.

1213 | The Sheriff’s Offices lifts evacuations for Placer Road. This road at Platina is open. Gas Point at Placer Rd and Cloverdale at Placer and Clear Creek at Placer are still closed.

0713 | 1,300 acres. 30% contained.

Photo Credit | CAL FIRE SHU

June 24, 2018 – Sunday

1949 | Fire is 1,000 acres. 20% containment status. Evacuations in effect.

Photo Credit | Shasta-Trinity National Forest

1819 | Location is Clear Creek Road x Highway 273 in Happy Valley/Igo. 1,000 acres. 20% contained.

1804 | NEW! Evacuations for the east side of Placer Road; Cloverdale Road to Placer; Placer to Clear Creek Road.

1802 | Type I and III Strike Teams from Sacramento region requested for immediate need to assist.

1724 | Anderson Fire’s E246 and C46 are on-scene. Chief 46 is China Structure Group.

1359 | CAL FIRE Firefighters are on-scene of multiple fires totaling 100 acres, off of Clear Creek Road and American Road, west of Redding.  Shasta County.

Photo Credit | Shasta – Trinity NF

1351 | Creek Fire is 100 acres. 0% containment. 4 separate fires burning at a critical ROS, long-range spotting. Structures, power lines under threat.

1335 | Shasta-Trinity NF sends 1 strike team and 5 fire engines to assist CAL FIRE.

Shasta County Sheriff Office:  Several fires were started today on June 24, 2018, that are considered suspicious in nature. We are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a gold or tan 1990’s model Chrysler type minivan. Any information regarding the vehicle please call the Cal Fire information line @ 225-2510 or SHASCOM at 245-6540.

1320 | CAL FIRE fire crews respond to a NEW rash of multiple fires along Clear Creek Road x Highway 273.  The largest fire is 100 acres in size.  Road closures are in effect.


Another fire started just days before the current four wildfires burning in a separate area. Here is the timeline for that wildfire under this same hashtag.  NOTE: These are two separate fires in two different Counties.

June 21, 2018

2104 |   2.8 acres. 60% contained. Extremely steep terrain and heavy brush.  Fire appeared larger than it was. Crews were due to mop up for the  next 2 hours.

1859 | Correct address is 10000 block of Crystal Springs. Fire is still approx 20 acres. Making good progress.

1835 | Brush fire at 4900 block of Huasna Townsite. Approx 20 acres in the grass.

1831 | in SLO, NE of Santa Maria near Coyote Springs Road. 10-15 acres with a potential of 30. 1 air tanker and air attack on the fire, refueling out of Santa Maria.


(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2100 hours PDT