U.S. Active Wildfires | Sep 5 2016

Here are a few active fires happening around the United States.  Thank you for reading our post today.

 

ATTENTION FIRE – 35 miles SW of Superior, Idaho

The Attention Fire is burning on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest and has consumed 930 acres.  There is a 0% containment status at this time.

 

B-ARROW FIRE – 23 miles SW of Dodson, Montana

The B-Arrow Fire is burning on lands managed by the Fort Belknap Agency in Montana and devoured 1130 acres.  Fire crews have gained an 85% containment status.

 

BEAVER CREEK FIRE – 24 miles N of Walden, Colorado

The Beaver Creek Fire began on July 19th from an unknown cause and is under investigation.  It is being managed by the Portland National Incident Management Organization (NIMO).  Active fire exists along the perimeter and is consuming unburned areas within the interior of the fire. Hotter, drier conditions persist in the fire area and are supporting increased fire activity.  The fire has destroyed 37,627 acres of timber and brush and fire crews have reached a 60% containment status. There are 199 firefighters, 1 crew, 16 engines, 2 dozers, 4 helicopters, and 2 water tenders.

 

BERRY FIRE – 19 miles NW of Moran, Wyoming

Berry Fire at night. Photo by Mallory Smith

Berry Fire during the evening. (Photo Credit: Mallory Smith/via Inciweb)

The Berry Fire is on the  Grand Teton National Park that was ignited by Lightning on July 25th.  The fire has burned up 14,551 acres and is still being reported as minimal fire behavior rain over the fire area with an unknown containment status.

 

BROADWAY FIRE – 11 miles S of Encampment – 30 miles NNW –  Medicine Bow National Forest, Carbon County, Wyoming.

The Broadway Fire was discovered on August 14th @ 1815 hours by lightning and has burned 615 acres with a 0% containment status.  There are 88 personnel assigned, along with 81 firefighters, 1 crew, 3 engines, 1 dozer, 3 water tenders and is being managed by Portland National Incident Management Team.   This team is also managing the Beaver Creek Fire.

 

CENTRAL FIRE – 9 miles W of the Lake developed area – 2 miles S of Hayden Valley on the NW Corner of the 2015 Spruce Fire, Wyoming

Smoke column from the Central Fire in Yellowstone National Park

 

The Central Fire was sparked by lightning on August 26th, located W of the Fishing Bridge.  Fire behavior is minimal with flanking, creeping and torching.  This incident is unstaffed and is being monitored by a single helicopter and a remote cam at Mt. Washburn Lookout.  To see the progression of the fire, you too can view the same footage through the webcam here –> http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/4992/33332/

 

CLEAR CREEK FIRE – 13 miles southeast of Plains, Montana

The Clear Creek Fire is burning near Plains, Montana in Flathead Agency territory.  Approximately, 1257 acres have been consumed but a 50% containment status has been reached.

 

COOPER KING FIRE – Lolo National Forest, 8 miles E of Thompson Falls; 1 mile N of Highway 200, Montana

Fire burning after dark

The Cooper King Fire started on July 31st from an unknown cause that is under investigation.  The fire is actively smoldering.  The fire is being managed by the Type 1 Northern Rockies IMT Team A.  There has been 29, 322 acres consumed but firefighters have reached a successful 68% containment status.  Due to great firefighting suppression efforts, no structures have been lost.  There are 5 Type 1 hand crews, 10 Type 2 hand crews, 3 camp crews, 4 dozers, 32 engines, 24 water tenders, 9 helicopters with a total of 682 personnel assigned to this incident.

 

CUERNO FIRE – 19 miles northwest of Los Alamos, New Mexico

The Cuerno Fire is burning in the Santa Fe National Forest in New Mexico’s forested lands.  There is a 0% containment status with 140 acres burned.

 

FAWN FIRE – 11 miles W of Mammoth Springs –  16 miles NE of West Yellowstone – 13 miles SW of Gardiner – 35 miles SE of Big Sky, Wyoming

Fawn Fire Aug 5, 2016

The Fawn Fire is burning just West of Fawn Pass in the back country of Yellowstone.  It is currently unstaffed but is being monitored by Fire Managers with one helicopter and a remote camera on Mt. Holmes.  The fire was ignited by lightning on August 4th around 2030 hours.  It has scorched 2,566 acres.

 

FREEMAN FIRE – 40 miles E of Lowell, Idah

The Freeman Fire is burning in the Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forest burning 132 acres and has a 0% containment status.

 

GAP FIRE – Seiad Valley, California

Fire slowly creeps along the northern edge of the Klamath River near Hamburg, California.

The GAP fire started on August 27th around 1945 hours from an unknown ignition source that is under investigation.  The fire has consumed 24,096 acres that has an 28% containment status.  However, there has been increased fire activity and is now forcing new evacuations.  See the locations here –>  http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4997/  Fire crews will continue structure protection in the Community of Hamburg and work on containment lines due to the Fire behavior increasing with a Rapid ROS.  This fire is burning on the Klamath National Forest.

 

GLEASON FIRE – 9 miles SW of Nordman, Idaho

Another fire is burning in the Panhandle National Forest.  The Gleason Fire has burned 111 acres and has a 0% containment status on the Forest lands.

 

GRANITE FIRE – 28 miles SW of Superior, Idaho

More fire activity on the Panhandle has caused multiple incidents.  This one is burning near Superior, Idaho and consumed 1,030 and too, has a 0% containment status.

 

GRAPE CREEK FIRE – 6 miles SW of Elba, Idaho.  

The Grape Creek fire is burning timber, brush and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with single tree torching and smoldering. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping bringing it to 1580 acres with a 5% containment status. There are 240 personnel assigned along with 8 crews, 7 engines and 5 helicopters.  Total Cost-to-date is $300,000.

 

HARLAN CREEK FIRE – 58 miles NE of McCall, Idaho

The Harlan Creek fire is burning in the Payette National Forest in Idaho and scorched 600 acres. There is a 0% containment status.

 

HICKOK FIRE – 5 miles NW of Bellmont, Arizona.

Burning in the Coconino National Forest near Bellmont, Arizona. 1000 acres. 4% contained.

 

HOLY FIRE – Trabuco Canyon of the Trabuco District. Cleveland National Forest, California

Holy Fire from a distance

The Holy Fire began on August 31st around 0400 hours and is in Unified Command  with Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) and the Cleveland National Forest (CNF).  Currently, the fire has been held at 186 acres and has reached an 100% containment status.  Rolling large rocks pose a hazard and are a concern for the 217 assigned personnel.  5 hand crews, 3 helicopters, 13 engines, and 3 water tenders  listed as resources.  Fire Managers report they have had to halt air / ground fire suppression efforts due to drones flying in the area.  They state their actions may result in Law Enforcement actions.

 

JOHN DOE – 9 miles SW of St Maries, Idaho

The John Doe fire is burning on State Lands in the West St Joe Area Office, Department of Lands in Idaho.  The fire has scorched 441 acres but fire crews have reached a 41% containment status.

 

KEN FIRE – Shoulder of I-15, North of Kenwood exit, near Scotland, California

Ken Fire East of I-15, North of Kenwood Ave

The Kern Fire is reportedly burning on the shoulder of I-15, North of Kenwood exit burning in the NE’rn direction threatening the Mathews Ranch, just North of the fire.  The fire behavior is slow – moderate ROS and moving uphill.  It is started on September 3rd at 2148 hours from an unknown cause.  It is about 20 acres at the moment but is spreading.  Containment has been achieved at 20%.  185 Firefighters are assigned to this incident.

 

 

PIONEER FIRE – 8 miles N of Idaho City, Idaho.

Pioneer Fire Column

The Pioneer Fire started on July 18th around 1700 hours from an unknown ignition but it is being investigated.  The fire has consumed 181,065 acres of Timber (grass and understory) and has caused many evacuations.  Currently the fire behavior is expected to be moderate after the inversion lifts off.  It is concentrating itself in the Deadwood River and Bear Valley drainages.  There are 1,087 personnel assigned  along with resources of 19 crews, 10 helicopters, 38 engines, 4 dozers, 10 water tenders and 3 masticators. Crews have successfully reached a 55% containment status.

 

St. Bernards visit Soberanes Fire ICP

Therapy dogs at the ICP helps release stress. (Photo Credit: Kale Casey/via Inciweb)

SOBERANES FIRE – Soberanes Creek, Garrapata State Park, Palo Colorado/Big Sur, & Ventana Wilderness, California

The Soberanes Fire started on July 22nd around 0845 hours from an illegal campfire. The fire has devoured 98,420 acres and still continues to do so when the winds increased causing the fire activity to be very active on the SE side of the fire.  It moved 1.8 miles yesterday now passing Marble Creek trail and Black Cone Mountain.  Crews put out two spot fires.  Fire is being managed by Commanding Alaska IMT.  57 homes and 11 outbuildings have been destroyed. 410 structures are being threatened. 1 fatality and 6 injures have been reported. Resources include 1153 personnel along with 16 hand crews, 59 engines, 15 helicopters, 3 dozers, 7 water tenders and 2 masticators.  For a list of road closures, areas of evacuations and other Public information go to Inciweb’s website —> http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4888/

 

TIE FIRE – 10 miles SW of Victor,  Idaho

The Tire Fire  is burning in timber, brush and short grass.  Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching and creeping.  There has been 1031 consumed acres and an 86% containment status. 7 crews, 8 engines and 3 helicopters are assigned to this incident.  Cost-to-date is $5.1 Million.

 

WEST GOVERNMENT CREEK FIRE – 10 miles SW from the Town of Vernon, Utah

Plumes of black smoke surrounded by billowing whilte smoke extends from the grass-covered landscape into bluesky.

The West Government Creek Fire was ignited by lightning on September 2, 2016.  This is a wind-driven fire with some spotting over the Red Pine Ridge on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.  Level 1 evacuations began last night at 1800 hours of the area West of Sharp Rd and Rd 597.  Other areas include hiking/camping/hunting between the cross intersections of Erickson Rd and Pony Express Rd and Little Mt Rd and Pony Express Rd.  The fire has consumed 4,006 acres.  Resources assigned to this fire are 3 Hot Shots, 2 hand crews, 1 squad, 5 engines, 4 water tenders, 3 heavy air tankers, 3 SEATs and 3 helicpoters.  200 personnel are on this fire.  A TFR is in effect.

Photography in this Post is given full credit/courtesy to Inciweb or is given directly to the Photographer themselves to the best of our ability as received from our Source(s).

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Active Wildfires | California | Aug 25, 2016

The State of California has been experiencing way too many Wildfires lately for those who work/play/live/visit and its 1st Responders to go unnoticed.  Here is a compiled of wildfires from just today (Thursday, August 25, 2016).

Monterey County California Fires burning. (Credit: NASA)

Cedar Fire – 5 miles N of Alta Sierra.  Sequoia NF.  Active fire behavior with short crow-runs, group torching, and short-range spotting.  23,239 acres. 10% contained. 2374 personnel. 36 crews. 219 engines. 16 copters. 12 structures lost. $24.4 Million CTD.

Chimney Fire – 15 miles West of Paso Robles.  CAL Fire – San Luis-Obispo Unit. CAL Fire IMT2.  1,898 Structures remain threatened.  Evacuations in effect.   43,933 acres. 41% contained. 3,972 personnel. 105 crews, 327 engines. 16 helicopters. 7 Air tankers, 46 dozers, 59 water tenders.  68 structures lost. $42.3 Million CTD. 1898 structures threatened.

All evacuation orders have been lifted.

Last night, fire behavior was active with winds driving the fire into the northwestern region. Winds were W to NW with temperatures in the mid 50’s and higher relative humidity which helped firefighters reinforce containment lines. The Hearst Castle and Hearst Castle Infrastructure remain threatened.

Clayton Fire – 1 mile SE of Lower Lake.  CAL Fire – Sonoma Lake – Napa Unit.  Located off Hwy 29 and Clayton Creek south of Lower Lake.

Cause ruled as Arson. Suspect has been arrested and charged.

300 structures destroyed, 29 damaged.

Firefighters worked through the night to construct and strengthen control lines. Steep, rugged terrain continues to challenges fire control efforts. 40 firefighters. 2 engines. 1 crew. 1 helicopter.  3,929 acres. 99% contained.

Grade Fire – 2 miles N of Yreka.  CAL Fire – Siskiyou Unit. Active fire behavior with running, short-range spotting and uphill runs.  710  acres. 60% contained.  10 structures lost.  $229,000 CTD. Hwy 263 closed in the fire area.

Rey Fire – 7 miles North of Goleta.  Los Padres NF.  Located North of Santa Barbara and near White Rock Day Use Picnic area.. Active fire behavior with short-range spotting and flanking in Divisions “P” and “S”.  31,505 acres. 39% contained. 1976 personnel. 56 crews. 135 engines. 23 copters. 0 structures lost. $11.6 Million. Forest Service.

Cause under investigation.

1 reported injury.

The fire spotted into the Zaca burn scar and around Ogilvy Ranch in the Mono drainage. Resources are currently assessing the possible damage and the extent of the spots.

Tonight crews will be assessing the fire area to assist in repositioning resources tomorrow. Infrared flights will take place to spot any possible heat along the constructed line

Soberanes Fire – 7 miles NW of Big Sur.  CAL Fire – San Benito-Monterey Unit. Transfer of Command from IMT to a new will occur on Friday, August 27, 2016. Active fire behavior with flanking and short-range spotting.  The fire continues to slowly move south and east of Miller Mountain in Hiding Camp Canyon, and farther south near the Ventana Cones. Fire behavior remains a slow backing and flanking fire through an eight year old fuel bed of grass, brush and timber litter. Near the coast range, the fire continues to flank southward in the Big Sur drainage below Mount Olmstead. $158.7 Million CTD.

Cause: Illegal Campfire.

90,062 acres. 60% contained. 410 structures still being threatened while 57 homes and 11 outbuildings have already been destroyed.  3 structures and 20 outbuildings have been damaged. 1 fatality plus 4 injuries.

1494 personnel. 44 engines. 27 crews. 12 helicopters. 18 dozers. 42 water tenders.

CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit/Los Padres National Forest, CA State Parks and Recreation, CHP, CAL-OES, CDCR, CA National Guard, Big Sur Land Trust, CAL-TRANS, CCC, CA Fish & Wildlife, Coast Property Owners Association (CPOA), Community Foundation for Monterey County, BLM, American Red Cross, the County of Monterey, PG&E, Carmel Highlands F.P.D., Monterey County Regional Fire Protection District, Mid Coast Volunteer Fire Brigade, Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade and the Cachagua Fire Protection District.

Tulley Fire – 6 miles N of Weitchpec.  CAL Fire – Humboldt – Del Norte Unit.  Located off of Hwy 169 & Martin’s Ferry Rd, northwest of Weitchpec. CA IMT Humboldt County.  Moderate Fire behavior with up hill runs, short-range spotting, torching.  505 acres. 20% contained. 1386 personnel.  50 crews. 95 engines. 11 copters. 17 dozers. 15 water tenders. 2 structures lost. $3.2 Million. State lands.  40 structures still under direct threat.

Cause deemed: Arson.

Cooperating Agencies:  Cooperating Agencies: California Highway Patrol, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, CalTrans, CDCR, Cal OES, Humboldt County OES, American Red Cross, Yurok Tribe, Hoopa Tribe, BIA, USFS, HIA, CCC, PG&E, NDF, and NDC.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Cherry Road Fire | Oregon | August 22 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Cherry Road Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Cherry Road Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Start Date

The Cherry Road Fire started on 8/21/2016 from human intervention.  The exact cause is undetermined but Officials are working tirelessly investigating.  We do not have a preliminary cause at the moment.

Location

This wildfires is said to be burning in the Vale District, about 16 miles West of Homedale, Idaho and approximately 7 miles South of Adrian, Oregon and East of the Owynee Reservoir.

Size

The size of the fire is currently at 31,210 acres.

COMMAND

Command Staff

IMT2 NW Team 8 (Johnson) has been ordered.  A Jordan Valley Regional Fire Protection Association and the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office are also expected to arrive or have arrived on-scene.

Fire Response

There are 100 personnel assigned to this fire.

RESOURCES

Equipment Resources

There is currently 1 crew, 19 engines, 3 helicopters with 21 engines, 5 hand crews and other additional resources on order.

CURRENT FIRE CONDITIONS

Fire Behavior

Active flame on all sides of the fire. Wind driven. High rates of spread.  Moderate to extreme fire behavior.

Higher wind gusts up to 25 mph are expected.

Damage Assessment

No structures have been damaged or destroyed, however both residences and sage grouse habitat are currently under threat.

Injuries

There have been none reported.

Cost-To-Date

$500,000.00.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

U.S. Active Wildfires by #Hashtag | Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Update 2

Here are the active fires for Wednesday, July 20th PM Updates:

NEW FIRES!

#DumpFire (WY) Johnson County. 1 mi NE of Kaycee, WY. Brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.  420 acres. 80% contained.  11 personnel.  1 crew.  7 engines.  County land.  Unknown CTD

#HookCreekFire (AK)   Hook Creek, Southwest Area Forestry, DOF. Forty miles southwest of Lime Village, AK. Timber. Active fire behavior with torching, flanking and backing. Structures threatened. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday. 5,59 acres. 0% contained.  0 personnel or resources on fire. $21,000 CTD.  State lands.

#McHughFire (AK) Mat-Su Area Forestry, DOF. IMT 2 (Kurth). Started on BLM land 2 miles SE of Anchorage. Medium logging slash. Extreme fire behavior with group torching, short crown runs and spotting. Residences threatened. Road and trail closures in effect.  350 acres. 5% contained. 147 personnel.  3 crews. 16 engines. 4 helicopters. $875,000 CTD.  BLM lands.

McHugh Fire morning briefing 7-20-16

McHugh Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#MM14 (ID). Highway 21, Boise District, BLM. Started on county land 3 miles East of Boise. Brush and short grass. Active fire behavior with running, flanking and backing. Numerous residences threatened. Road closure in effect.  1,500 acres. 10% contained. 171 personnel.  4 crews. 10 engines. 2 helicopters.  2 structures lost.  $500,000 CTD. County land.

Smoke Plume

Mile Marker 14 or MM14 Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#OdellFire (MT).  BLM.  370 acres. 10% contained. 28 personnel. 4 engines. $63,000 CTD.

 #PioneerFire (ID) Boise NF. IMT 2 (Rosenthal). 5 miles North  of Idaho City, ID. Timber and grass. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching and short uphill runs. Structures threatened. Road closure in effect. 350 acres. 0% contained. 200 personnel.  7 crews. 1 engine. 2 helicopters.  $325,000 CTD. Forest Service lands.

Photo of the history map for Pioneer Fire

#Pitmik RiverFire. Southwest Area Forestry, DOF. 15 miles South of Pilot Station. Short grass. Minimal fire behavior.  1,002 acres. 0% contained. 0 personnel or resources on incident.  State lands.

#ShawFire.  (AK) Socorro Field Office, BLM. 30 miles South of Datil, NM. Brush and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs and backing. Last report unless significant activity occurs. 1,200 acres. 0% contained. 14 personnel.  4 engines. $10,000 CTD. BLM lands.

#SodaCreekFire (AK), Southwest Area Forestry, DOF. Started on native corporation land 27 miles NE of Medfra. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with torching, flanking and creeping. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday. 149 acres. 0% contained.  0 personnel/resources on this wildfire. $14,000 CTD. State lands.

#SpringFire  (CA).  174 acres. 89% contained. 138 personnel. 5 crew. 1 engine. 1 helo. $425,000 CTD.

#TaylorFire (FL) 880 acres. 80% contained. 15 personnel. 2 engines. 1 helo. $211,000 CTD. Forest Service lands.

#TokRiverFire (AK). 731 acres. 56% contained. 145 personnel. 5 crew. 2 helos. $662,000 CTD.

Day 1 of Tok River Fire, taken from Tok Cutoff

Tok River Fire. (Credit: Clinton Northway)

#WallyFire (NV).  1,762 acres. 100% contained.  100 personnel.  3 crews. 2 engines. 1 helos. $523,000 CTD.

UPDATES

#ArdenFire (WY)  Big Horn NF.  About 35 miles East of Greybull, Wyoming, near Shell Reservoir and Lake Adelaide  350 acres. 0% contained.  Heavy timber. ICT3. (4) 20-person Hotshot crews, (2) 20-person handcrews. 5 engines. 2 helicopters and (1) AA.

View of the Arden Fire from Crooked Creek Hill on FSR 17 (July 19, 2016)

Arden Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#BeaverCreekFire (CO) – Routt NF. 24 mi NW of Walden. Timber and brush. …Start 6/19/2016. Cause unknown and under investigation. 25,434 acres. 275 Firefighters. 2 crews, 23 engines, 1 dozer and 2 helicopters.

Beaver Creek Fire (Credit: Mike McMillan)

#ChokeCherryFire (UT)  Salt Lake Field Office, BLM.  10 miles SE of Ibapah. Timber and grass…. 1,554 acres. 20 % contained. 185 personnel. 5 crews. 8 engines. 3 helos. $300,000 CTD.

#CliffCreekFire (WY)   Great Basin Team 7, Incident Commander Tony DeMasters has assumed Command.  15 miles E of Hoback. . Timber. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Residences threatened. Road and area closures in effect…. 6,900 acres. 0% contained. 436 personnel. 15 crews. 7 engines. 4 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $600,000 CTD.

Dark smoke in the Granite Creek drainage.

Granite Creek drainage on the Cliff Creek Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb).

#FeatherFire (CA)  Off of El Capitan Truck Trail. South of Ramona (San Diego County).  CAL Fire….  100 acres. 100% contained.

#FleckFire (ID)  Sawtooth NF.  18 miles north of Fairfield. Timber and grass…. 205 acres. 100% contained. 44 personnel. 1 crew. 2 engines. 1 helo. $300,000 CTD.

#FoothillFire (CA)  CAL Fire.  Off Foothill Drive, community of Lucerne.   Lake County…69 acres. 90% contained.

#FullerFire (AZ) – Grand Canyon National Park. IMT 2.  4 miles NE of North Rim.  Timber and medium logging slash.  National Park lands….14,131 acres. 5% contained. 572 personnel. 14 crews. 15 engines. 5 helos. $4,500,000 CTD.

#HaydenPassFire (CO) – Fort Carson Army Base. Rocky Mtn Blue Team IMT. Started 7/8/2016. 21 mi SW of Colorado Springs. 20 miles SE of Salida. Hardwood slash, brush and tall grass…16,414 acres. 45% contained. 748 personnel.  18 crews. 27 engines. 7 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $6,700,000 CTD.

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#IndianCanyonFire (SD) South Dakota Wildland Fire Suppression, DOF.  6 miles SE of Edgemont. Timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations and road closures have been lifted… 14,280 acres. 85% contained. 171 personnel. 4 crews. 23 engines. 1 helicopter. 2 structures lost. $1,500,000 CTD.

#LavaMtnFire (WY)  Shoshone NF. IMT 2 (Connell). 20 miles NW of Dubois. Timber and heavy logging slash. Moderate fire behavior with single tree torching, short-range spotting and creeping. Numerous structures threatened… 550 acres. 0% contained. 261 personnel. 6 crew. 8 engines. 5 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $1,000,000 CTD.

Lava Mountain Fire on July 18, 2016

Lava Mountain Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#RockFire (NE), Nebraska NF. Fifteen miles southeast of Ardmore, NE. Tall grass. Minimal fire behavior….367 acres. 99% contained. 3 personnel. 1 engine. $7,000 CTD.

#SteamboatCreekFire (AK)  Valdez-Copper River Area Forestry, DOF. Started on NPS land 14 miles southwest of McCarthy.  Medium logging slash, brush and tall grass…. 12,263 acres. 0% contained. 0 personnel or resources.  $Unknown CTD.

The Steamboat Fire moves downhill.

Steamboat Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

 

Sources:  NW Fire Info, CAL Fire, Inciweb, NWICC,, AK Wildfires,  NIFC, Twitter and Facebook.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

U.S. Active Wildfires by #Hashtag | Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Here are the active fires for Wednesday, July 20th:

NEW FIRES !

#ArdenFire (WY)  Big Horn NF.  Near Shell Reservoir.  120 acres. 0% contained.  Heavy timber.  ~

Arden Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Arden Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#BaileyFire (CA)  CAL Fire. Highway 5 at Bailey Hill, 2 miles SE of Hilt. Siskiyou County.  3 fires total 26 acres. 50% contained.  ~

#CherryChokeFire (UT)  Salt Lake Field Office, BLM.  10 miles SE of Ibapah. Timber and grass. Active fire behavior with torching, running and spotting. 1,900 acres. 0% contained. 110 personnel.  3 crews. 8 engines. 1 helicopter. $500,000 CTD. ~

#CliffCreekFire (WY)  Bridger-Teton NF. IMT 2 (DeMasters). 15 miles E of Hoback. . Timber. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Residences threatened. Road and area closures in effect.  4,500 acres.  0% contained.  138 personnel.  4 crews. 7 engines. 4 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $500,000 CTD. ~

#CutoffFire (AK) Copper River Basin.  57 acres. Crews have made great progress. Should be able to demob resources by 1800 hours this evening. ~

#FoothillFire (CA)  CAL Fire.  Off Foothill Drive, community of Lucerne.   Lake County. 60 acres. 30% contained.  ~

#GrindFire (NM) Lincoln NF. Smokey Bear Ranger District. S of Grindstone Lake and approximately 2 miles S of Ruidoso. 0.1 ac. 100% contained. No structures threatened. Detected 7/19/16 @ 1717 hours. ~

#IndianCanyonFire (SD) South Dakota Wildland Fire Suppression, DOF.  6 miles SE of Edgemont. Timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations and road closures have been lifted. 13,500 acres. 60% contained. 308 personnel.  7 crews. 51 engines. 1 Helicopter. 2 structures lost.  $1,000,000 CTD. ~

#LavaMtnFire (WY)  Shoshone NF. IMT 2 (Connell). 20 miles NW of Dubois. Timber and heavy logging slash. Moderate fire behavior with single tree torching, short-range spotting and creeping. Numerous structures threatened. 378 acres. 0% contained. 204 personnel.  5 crews. 8 engines. 5 helicopters. $308,000. ~

#PioneerFire (ID)  Boise NF.  8 miles N of Idaho City and West of Elk Creek. Type 2 team ordered.  200 Firefighters assigned to incident.  240 acres. Unknown cause. Started on 7/18/2016 around 1700 hours. ~

Pioneer Fire burning in steep timber

Pioneer Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#RockFire (NE), Nebraska NF. Fifteen miles southeast of Ardmore, NE. Tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. ~

#SteamboatCreekFire (AK)  Valdez-Copper River Area Forestry, DOF. Started on NPS land 14 miles southwest of McCarthy.  Medium logging slash, brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with flanking. Last report unless significant activity occurs.  275 acres. 0% contained. 0 personnel or resources. $17,000 CTD. ~

#YoknedaLakeFire (AK) Copper River Basin.  2,097 acres. Some fire activity in NE portion of fire area with creeping and smoldering. ~

UPDATES!

#BeaverCreekFire (CO) – Routt NF. 24 mi NW of Walden. Timber and brush.  24,789 acres. 5% contained. 286 personnel.  4 crews. 24 engines. 2 helicopters. 6 structures lost. $11,400,000 CTD. ~

#ClavelFire (NM) – Las Vegas District.  New Mexico State Forestry.  State Lands.  20 miles NE of Roy.  Brush and grass.  9,842 acres. 100% contained. 1 engine. $45,000 CTD. ~

 

#FeatherFire (CA)  Off of El Capitan Truck Trail. South of Ramona (San Diego County).  CAL Fire.  133 acres.  Forward spread stopped. 90% contained. ~

#FleckFire (ID)  Sawtooth NF.  18 miles north of Fairfield. Timber and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Residences threatened. Area closure in effect. 205 acres. 70% contained. 3 crews. 5 engines. 4 helicopters. $400,000 CTD. ~

#FullerFire (AZ) – Grand Canyon National Park.  IMT 2.  4 miles NE of North Rim.  Timber and medium logging slash.  National Park lands.  13,665 acres. 0% contained. 586 personnel.  14 crews. 25 engines. 5 helicopters. $3,700,000 CTD. ~

 

#HaydenPassFire (CO) – Fort Carson Army Base. Rocky Mtn Blue Team IMT. Started 7/8/2016. 21 mi SW of Colorado Springs. 20 miles SE of Salida. Hardwood slash, brush and tall grass. 16,414 acres. 35% contained.  847 personnel.  20 crews. 41 engines. 7 helicopters. 1 structure lost.  $5,800,000 CTD. ~

#PineFire (CA)  USFS. San Guillermo Mountain, 6 miles southwest of Stauffer.  Ventura County. 2,304 acres. 93% contained. ~

Sources:  NW Fire Info, CAL Fire, Inciweb, NWICC,, AK Wildfires, NM Fire Info, BLM Alaska, AZ Fire Info, NIFC, Twitter and Facebook.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

U.S. Active Wildfires by #Hashtag | Monday, July 18, 2016

Here are the active fires for Monday, July 18th.  Due to time constraints, there have been several fires left off this list:

#BearCreekFire (AK) NEW!  Southwest Area Forestry.  51 miles SE of McGrath.  598 acres. 0% containment.

Safety Officers Fluharty and Hudson

Tok River Fire (Credit: Tom Hudson)

#BeaverCreekFire (CO) – Routt NF. 24 mi NW of Walden. Timber and brush.  22, 885 acres. 5% contained.

#BigRiverFire (AK) NEW!  Southwest Area Forestry.  27 miles NE of Lime Villages. 300 acres. 0% contained.

#BlairFire (CO) – White River Field Office. BLM.  30 miles W of Meeker.  Brush and short grass.  White River Field Office.  BLM.  22,885 acres. 5% contained.

#BogusCreekFire (AK) – Southwest Area Forestry.  15 miles southeast of Kalskag. 3,084 acres. 0% contained.

#ChicagoLakesFire (AK) NEW!  Tanana Zone. BLM.  8 miles NE of Rampart.  750 acres. 0% Contained.

#ClavelFire (NM) – Las Vegas District.  New Mexico State Forestry.  State Lands.  20 miles NE of Roy.  Brush and grass.  5,696 acres. 95% contained.

#ClearwaterCreekFire (AK)  NEW!  Southwest Area Forestry. 51 miles northeast of McGrath.  775 acres. 0% contained.

Lava Mountain Fire, afternoon of Jul 16, 2016 #1

Lava Mountain Fire (Source: Inciweb)

#ColoradoPeakFire (AZ) – Arizona Tucson District, Department of Forestry. 15 miles NW of Tubac. Brush and grass. 1,050 acres. 70% contained.

#DoestockCreekFire (AK) NEW!  Southwest Area Forestry. 5 miles S of Chuathbaluk. 1,209 acres. 0% contained.

#FeatherFire (CA)  NEW!  Off of El Capitan Truck Trail. South of Ramona (San Diego County).  CAL Fire.  133 acres.  Forward spread stopped. 100% contained.

#FleckFire (ID)  NEW! Sawtooth NF.  18 miles north of Fairfield. 205 acres. 50% contained. 

#FolgerCreekFire (AK) NEW!  Southwest Area Forestry. 28 miles northwest of McGrath. 3,216 acres. 0% contained.

#FullerFire (AZ) – Grand Canyon National Park.  IMT 2.  4 miles NE of North Rim.  Timber and medium logging slash.  National Park lands.  11,382 acres. 0% contained.

#GeorgeRiverFire (AK)  NEW! Southwest Area Forestry.  16 miles northwest of Red Devil.  858 acres. 0% contained. 

#GweekRiverFire (AK)  UPDATE! –  Southwest Area Forestry.  Started on BLM land 17 miles NE of Akiachak. Timber and grass. Active fire behavior with torching, running and creeping. 1200 acres.  0% contained.  0 personnel or resources.  $36,000 CTD. BLM lands.

#HaydenPassFire (CO) – Fort Carson Army Base. Rocky Mtn Blue Team IMT. Started 7/8/2016. 21 mi SW of Colorado Springs. 20 miles SE of Salida. Hardwood slash, brush and tall grass. 16,350 acres. 30% contained.

Firefighting Vehicle

Fire vehicle on the Hayden Pass Fire (Source: Inciweb)

#HighCreekFire (AK) NEW! Galena Zone. BLM.  35 miles northeast of Huslia. 4,386 acres. 0% contained.

#IsrathorakCreekFire (AK) NEW! Southwest Area Forestry.  17 miles northwest of Tuluksak. 8,000 acres. 0% contained.

#OwhatRiver2Fire (AK) NEW! Southwest Area Forestry. 7 miles northwest of Aniak.  1,100 acres. 0% contained.

#PontagFire (AK)  NEW! Southwest Area Forestry.  75 miles northwest of McGrath. 200 acres. 0% contained.

#ReindeerRiverFire (AK) NEW! Southwest Area Forestry. 30 miles southeast of Flat.  9,375 acres. 0% contained.

#RockFire (NE) NEW! Nebraska NF.  15 miles southeast of Ardmore. 309 acres. 99% contained.

Wildland Fire Engine monitoring fire perimeter

Wildland Fire Engine on the Hayden Pass Fire (Source: Inciweb)

#SmithCreekFire (AK)  NEW! Southwest Area Forestry. 19 miles northwest of Crooked Creek.  3,997 acres. 0% contained.

#SouthForkRiverGeorgeFire  (AK)  NEW! Southwest Area Forestry.  14 miles north of Red Devil.  527 acres.  0% contained.

#SpringFire (CA) NEW!  Sierra NF.  17 miles south of Mammoth Lakes. 174 acres. 80% contained.

#TaylorFire (FL) NEW! FL Forest Service.  9 miles northeast of Sanderson. 880 acres. 80% contained.

#TokRiverFire (AK)  NEW! Tok Area Forestry, Department of Forestry.  7 miles S of Tok.  731 acres. 18% contained. 

#WallyFire (NV) NEW!  Elko District. BLM.  5 miles west of Oasis. 1,556. 40% contained.

 

Sources:  NW Fire Info, CAL Fire, Inciweb, NWICC,, AK Wildfires, AZ Fire Info, NIFC, Twitter and Facebook.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

U.S. Active Wildfires by #Hashtag | Sunday, July 17, 2016

Here are all active wildfires by #Hashtag that we are aware of happening in the United States:

#AlatnaComplex (AK)

Tanana Zone. 15 miles SE of Alatna.  Timber, brush and short grass. BLM lands.  90,504 acres. 66% contained. Active fire behavior with crowning, wind-drive runs and spotting. Structures threatened.10 personnel. $2,200,000 CTD.

#BacaFire (AZ)

Northwest District.  AZ State Forestry. 52 miles NW of Prescott.  Brush and short

Baca Fire in the early stages (Courtesy: Inciweb)

grass. Fire being monitored by air.  4,118 acres. (Private – 2078, State 2040) 35% contained.  11 personnel.  1 helicopter.  $60,000 CTD. State Lands.

#BeaverCreekFire (CO)

Routt NF. 24 mi NW of Walden. Timber and brush.  Active fire exists along the fire perimeter and is consuming not burned areas within the interior of the fire with short

Firefighters working on the Beaver Creek Fire. (Credit: Mike McMillan)

crown runs, single tree torching and short-range spotting. 22,885 acres.  %5 contained.  290 personnel. 5 crews. 25 engines. 3 helicopters.   4 structures lost.  $10,200,000 CTD. Forest Service lands.

#BlackRangeComplex (NM)

Gila National Forest.  45 miles North of Silver City. Timber. Moderate fire behavior

Cooney Fire Fire crews using hand igintions 7/16/2016

Cooney Fire crews on Black Range Complex. (Credit: Noah Daniels)

creeping and smoldering.  3,915 acres.  5% contained.  115 personnel. 6 crews, 7 engines. $253,000 CTD. Forest Service lands.

#BlairFire (CO)

White River Field Office. BLM.  30 miles W of Meeker.  Brush and short grass.  Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven runs, crowning and flanking. Minimal fire behavior withisolated torching.  1140 acres. 101 fire personnel,  70% contained. $250,000 CTD.

#CampCreekFire (AK)  NEW!

Galena Zone, BLM.  58 miles SE of Galena. Timber, brush and hardwood slash. Active fire behavior with backing. 885 acres. No personnel or resources assigned to this incident.  $10,000 CTD.

#ClavelFire (NM)

Las Vegas District.  New Mexico State Forestry.  State Lands.  20 miles NE of Roy.  Brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior.  5,696 acres. 95% contained.  5 personnel. 2 engines. $28,000 CTD.

#ColoradoPeakFire (AZ)

Arizona Tucson District, Department of Forestry. 15 miles NW of Tubac. Brush and grass. Moderate fire behavior with running.  800 acres.  15% contained. 47 personnel.  2 crew. 2 engines. $26,000 CTD.

#CliffCreekFire (WY)  NEW!

Bridger-Teton NF.  Discovered 7/17/2016 @ 1430 hours. 5 miles N of Bondurant.

structures in the fire area

Cliff Creek Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

2,200 acres. Active fire with group torching.  Type 2 IMT ordered and will assume command on Monday, July 18, @ 1800 hours.  Evacuations in progress.

#DulbiFlats (AK) NEW!

Galena Zone, BLM. 18 miles NE of Huslia.  Timber.  Active fire behavior with torching and backing. 55,818 acres. 0% contained. 0 personnel or resources on this wildland fire. $35,000 CTD.

#FullerFire (AZ)

Grand Canyon National Park.  IMT 2.  4 miles NE of North Rim.  Timber and medium logging slash.  National Park lands.  Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven runs and

Fuller Fire (Credit: Christine Schroll via Inciweb)

crowning. Road, area and trail closures in effect.5,940 acres. 0% contained. 511 personnel. 14 crews. 14 engines. 4 helicopters. $2,000,000.

#GalateaCreekFire (AK) NEW!

Galena Zone. BLM.  52 miles SE of Galena. Timber, brush and hardwood slash. Extreme fire behavior with running, torching, and backing. 817 acres. $0 personnel/resources on this fire. $12,000 CTD.

#GallagherFire (NV)  NEW!

Gallagher Ranch in Lamoille.  4 acres. Hay meadow. Still trying to get further details.

#GreenFire (CA)

Fresno County. CAL Fire. Off Auberry Rd & White Thorne Rd, near Prather.  Forward progress stopped. Evacuations are in effect for residents on White Thorne, Dry Pond, Hokes Corner Ln. and Wellbarn Road. Evacuation shelter opened at:   Foothill Middle School located at 29147 Auberry Rd, Prather, CA 93651.  A large animal evacuation center has been established at: Sierra High School, 33326 Lodge Rd, Tollhouse, CA 93667. 123 acres. Cause was deemed to be from discarded smoking material.

#GweekRiverFire (AK)

Southwest Area Forestry.  Started on BLM land 17 miles NE of Akiachak. Timber and grass. Active fire behavior with torching, running and creeping. 500 acres.  0% contained.  0 personnel or resources.  $36,000 CTD. BLM lands.

#HairyFire (CO)

Fort Carson Army Base.  21 miles SW of Colorado Springs.  Hardwood Slash, brush and tall grass.  Minimal fire behavior.  720 acres. 95% contained.  11 personnel. 4 engines. $350,000 CTD. DOD property.

#HarrisFire (MT)

Miles City Filed Office. STarted on private land 26 miles South of Ashland. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior. 3,400 acres. 80% contained. 98 personnel. 3 crews. 5 engines. 1 helicopter. $180,000 CTD. Private lands.

#HaydenPassFire (CO)

Fort Carson Army Base. Rocky Mtn Blue Team IMT. Started 7/8/2016. 21 mi SW of Colorado Springs. 20 miles SE of Salida. Hardwood slash, brush and tall grass. Southern area will be primary focus for firefighters.  16,350 acres. 30% contained.  Active fire behavior with groups torching, smoldering and backing. Numerous structures threatened.  Evacuations, road area and trail closures are still in effect.  3 Hotshot crews with support of 3 engines, and 2 bulldozers working around Baumann Reservoir and Rainbow Lake.  816 total personnel. 17 crews, 51 engines, 7 helicopters 1 structure lost.  $3,800,000 CTD.

#IndianCanyonFire (SD)

South Dakota Wildland Fire Suppression. Department of Forestry.  State lands. 6 miles E of Edgemont, SD. Fire has moved much closer to Edgemont and crossed over 471. Timber and short grass.    Active fire behavior with running, torching and short-range spotting. Structures threatened. Evacuation and road closures in effect.    12,000 acres.  0% contained.  95 personnel.  42 engines.  2 structures lost. $20,000 CTD.

#LavaMtnFire (WY) NEW!

Shoshone National Forest. IMT2. 20 miles NW of Dubois. Timber and heavy logging slash. Extreme fire behavior with uphill runs and long-range spotting. Numerous structures threatened.

Lava Mountain Fire, afternoon of Jul 16, 2016 #2

Lava Mtn Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

220 acres. 0% contained. 56 personnel. 1 crew. 2 engines. 3 helicopters. $100,000 CTD. Forest Service lands.

#LittleUnderhillCreekFire (AK) NEW!

SW Area Forestry, DOF. 24 miles E of Line Village. Timber. Moderate fire behavior.150 acres. 0% containment, no personnel/resources.  $N/A CTD.

#PachecoFire (CA)

Tuolumine-Calavaras Unit. CAL Fire. 2 miles SE of Jenny Lind. Timber, brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. 341 acres. 100% contained.  8 personnel. 2 engines. 2 structures lost. $306,000 CTD.

#PantherFire  (FL) NEW!

Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge.  5 miles W of Miles City. Southern rough and tall grass. Moderate fire behavior with torching, flanking and backing.1500 acres. 15% contained. 19 personnel. 2 engines. 1 helicopter. $15,000 CTD.

#PineFire (CA)

Los Padres NF. 30 miles NE of Santa Barbara. Timber, chaparral and brush. Minimal fire behavior.  2304 acres. 96% contained. 2 crews. 4 helicopters. $15,400,000 CTD.

Visit http://go.nps.gov/1r7kum for a photo tour of the Fuller Fire.

Fuller Fire (Credit: NPS)

#WestBaldyFire (NM) NEW!

Roswell Field Office, BLM. 20 miles W of Roswell.  Brush and grass. Moderate fire behavior.  422 acres. 40% contained. 28 personnel. 8 engines. $50,000 CTD.

#WinnebagoFire (NV) NEW!

North of I-80 @ Milepost 374 and located East side of Pequo Mtns. Elko County. 1556 acres.  15% contained. 210 personnel fighting the fire.

#YokiFire (AK) NEW!

Galena Zone. BLM. 40 miles E of Kaltag. timber.  Minimal fire behavior. Rain fell over the fire area on Saturday. 187 acres. 0% containment. 0 personnel/resources. $No CTD known.

Sources:  NW Fire Info, CAL Fire, Inciweb, NWICC,, AK Wildfires, AZ Fire Info, Twitter and Facebook.

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Onyx Fire | California | NEW! | July 13, 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Around 1811 hours PDT, there was a house fire on the Chuckar Trail burning two structures on one single property and had spread to outer area turning  brush into a wildland fire.  A civilian was treated for smoke inhalation.

The fire is located off of Coyote Trail and Rocky Hill, just East of Onyx (California) in Kern County.  It is said to be near the same location as the #ErskineFire. This is the second fire for this area and residents appear to be on edge.

Kern County FD Incident Command vehicle. (Credit: Kern Co FD)

CURRENT FIRE CONDITIONS

The fire has a RROS turning into a 200-acre wildland fire.

TIMELINE OF FIRE

Here is the most recent timeline since it began this evening. These are approximate times as info has been gleaned from various sources:

1811 Hours (6:11pm)

1 civilian treated for smoke inhalation.  Fire behavior has RROS and has reached 150+ acres.

1911 Hours (7:11pm)

2 structures reportedly burned on one single property.  Scanner Feed (from another source) states then it spread to area heavy fire fuel.  1 VLAT ordered. Structures threat mitigated.  Flanks look good. Late day cooling helping slow ROS.

1935 Hours (7:35pm)

Rapid rate of spread.  0% containment status.  Burning near the #Erskine Fire area in Kern River Valley.

1955 Hours (7:55pm)

Moderate ROS.  0 structures threatened.

2000 Hours (8:00pm)

Onyx Fire. (Credit: Kern County FD)

CALFire sending resources as Mutual Aid to help Kern County Fire.  Reported as 200-acres.

2007 Hours (8:07pm)

Cause determined to be due to the house fire on Chuckar Trail.  Making good progress. Crew will remain.

2025 Hours (8:25pm)

200 acres. Moderate rate of spread.  No evacuations and no structures threatened. Fire crews are making good progress and will remain through the evening.  Brush fire was caused by a house fire and spread. The fire was called in @ 1708 (5:08pm) Hours.  Unknown cause of the house fire.

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U.S. Active Wildfires – Saturday, July 9, 2016

According to the NW InterAgency Coordination Center report for today’s date, here are what Fire Managers/Representatives are reporting:

  • 134 New fires (light attack activity)
  • 4 New large incidents
  • 2 Large fires contained
  • 9 Fires uncontained
  • 1 Type 1 IMT committed
  • 2 Type 2 IMT committed

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ARIZONA

Baca, Northwest District, Arizona State Forestry. 52 mi NW of Prescott. Short grass. Moderate fire behavior with spotting and creeping. 537 acres.  0% contained. 10 personnel. 1 helicopter. Fire being monitored by air. $50,000 (CTD).  #BacaFire  NEW!

Scott, Coconino rim 11 miles E of Tusayan.  2485 acres. 25% contained.  130 personnel.

07/07/2016

Scott Fire on July 7, 2016. (Credit: D. Dadasiewicz)

#ScottFiire NEW!

CALIFORNIA

Per the NW Interagency Coordination Center reports,

Southern California –

  • 28 New Fires
  • 1 New large incident
  • 2 Not contained fires
  • 1 Type 2 IMT committed

Northern California –

  • 21 New Fires
  • 1 Uncontained Fire

Deer, Kern County Fire Department.  7 mi W of Ricardo, CA. Timber, brush, and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.  1785 acres. 99% contained. 95 personnel. 5 engines. 3 crews. 1 helicopter.  $5.2 Million (CTD) #DeerFire

Fiddler, SW of Igo. Shasta County. 450 acres. 30% contained.  #FiddlerFire  NEW!

Fort, Off of I-5, near Grapevine.  Kern County. Brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with running. Structures threatened. 554 acres. 70% contained. 279 personnel.  14 cews.  10 engines.  2 helicopters.  County owned lands.#FortFire  NEW!

Frame,  Coalinga (Fresno County) remains at 145 acres and 70% contained.  #FrameFire

Pine, Los Padres NF. IMT 2 (Mills). 30 mi NE of Santa Barbara, CA. Timber, chaparral, and brush. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, flanking, and backing. Structures threatened. Road, area, and trail closures in effect.  2304 acres.  50% contained.  693 personnel.  20 crews.  7 engines.  11 helicopters.  $11.3 Million. (CTD)  #PineFire

Sage, Stevenson Ranch.  3 Alarm Brush Fire and said to be  heading towards or near cimmunities:  S of Pico Canyon, Rd, S of Morning Mist Drive and evacuations are in progress.  Rapid ROS. Structure protection in progress @ Sage Crest/Hickory (@1530PDT)  Fire is outflanking and chewing through retardant lines. Fire crews requested possible VLAT and two add’l tankers @ 1414 PDT.  Appears to be wind-driven.  800 acres. 15% containment. #SageFire  NEW!

Trailhead,

CA Office of Emergency Services Firefighter

CA Office of Emergency Services Firefighter (Source: Inciweb)

Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, Transfer of command from Cal Fire IMT 2 (Young) back to the local unit will occur tomorrow. Four miles north of Georgetown, CA. Timber, hardwood slash, and hardwood litter. El Dorado NF assumed command @ 0600 hours on 7/8/2016. 5646 acres, 90% contained.  244 personnel. . $23.2 Million.  #TrailheadFire

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COLORADO

Beaver Creek, Routt NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (Esperance) back to the local unit will occur today. 24 mi NW of Walden, CO. Timber and brush.  Fire behavior is active with single tree torching, group torching, short range spotting and active surface fire with single and group tree torching and short-range spotting and with Interior burning. Structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area, and trail closures in effect. 14,344 acre.  5% containment.  236 personnel.  2 crews.  12 engines.  2 helicopters.  4 structures lost.  $7.9 Million (CTD)  #BeaverCreekFire

Cold Springs, 2 mi N of Nederland.  20 acres. Airtanker, Air Attack ordered. Evacuations in progress. (1626 PDT). #ColdSpringsFire  NEW!

LFE 4 Mile, White River Field Office, BLM. 10 mi S of Rangely. Brush and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with smoldering. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. 415 acres. 50% contained. 110 personnel.  3 crews. 1 engine. 3 helicopters. $385,000 (CTD).  #LFE4MileFire NEW!

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FLORIDA

In the Southern Area (NWICC) includes Florida, Managers have reported 29 new fires with 1 large new incident.

Midnight,  Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. 3 mi SW of De Leon Springs.. Tall

Smoke from aerial burn out operations on the Midnight Fire, July 8, 2016.  Lake Woodruff NWR, south marsh area.

Midnight Fire (Credit: USFS)

grass. Active fire behavior with running, torching and backing. 1070 acres.  40% contained.  2 engines. 1 helicopter.  $15,000 (CTD).  #MidnightFire  NEW!

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IDAHO

Buck, Boise NF. IMT 2 (Chadwick). 27 mi SE of Cascade, ID. Timber and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.  1235 acres.  40% contained. 463 personnel.  12 crews. 10 engines. 4 helicopters.  $2.5 Million (CTD).  #BuckFire

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MONTANA

Observation, Bitterroot NF. IMT 1 (Turman). 10 SW of Hamilton, MT. Timber. Minimal

Firefighters enjoy the view from Observation Point while eating lunch July 7, 2016.

Firefighters on Observation Point for a much needed break (Source: Inciweb)

fire behavior with single-tree torching, creeping, and smoldering. Road, area, and trail closures in effect. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday.  1429 acres.  30% containment.  650 personnel.  19 crews.  14 engines.  8 helicopters.  $5.4 Million (CTD).  #ObservationFire

Ravalli Hill #2, Flathead Agency, BIA.  1 mi E of Ravalli, MT. Timber and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened. Last report unless significant activity occurs.  527 acres.  90% containment.  5 personnel.  1 engine.  $325,000 (CTD). #RavalliHill2Fire

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NEVADA

Hot Pot, Nevada DOF. IMT 2 (Bird). 35 mi N of Battle Mountain, NV. Brush and grass.

Smoke column rises near the town of Midas

Fire cam on Midas Peak (Source: Inciweb)

Minimal fire behavior. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.   122,390 acres.  80% containment.  468 personnel.  9 crews.  31 engines.  4 helicopters.  4 structures lost.  $2.4 Million (CTD) #HotPotFire

S Fire, Sparks Fire Department. Started on private land 25 mi SE of Sparks, NV. Brush and short grass. Active fire behavior with running and spotting. Structures threatened. 800 acres.  20% containment.  137 personnel.  4 crews.  13 engines.  1 helicopter.  $100,000 (CTD).  #SFire

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NEW MEXICO

San Pasqual, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, FWS. 11 mi S of San Antonio, NM. Chaparral and brush. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching and creeping.  720 acres.  50% containment.  75 personnel.  2 crews.  7 engines.  $40,000 (CTD).  #SanPasqualFire

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SOUTH DAKOTA

Red Canyon, 9 mi SW of Pringle. 4 acres. Structures threatened.  AT, AA, PL ordered @ 1400 PD.  #RedCanyonFire. NEW!

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UTAH

Saddle, Dixie NF. 2 mi S of Pine Valley, UT. Timber and brush. Active fire behavior with

Saddle Fire Burn Out - Friday, July 9, 2016

Saddle Fire Burn Out – Friday, July 9, 2016 (Source: Inciweb)

group torching, short crown runs, and backing. Residences threatened. Road, area, and trail closures in effect. (Last report).  1765 acres.  42% containment.  251 personnel.  6 crews.  5 engines.  5 helicopters.  $10.7 Million (CTD).  #SaddleFire

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WYOMING

Browning, Crook County. 15 mi SW of Sundance. Timber and brush. Moderate fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. 875 acres.  50% contained. 75 personnel. 1 crew. 10 engines. 1 helicopter. $185,000 (CTD). #BrowningFire NEW!

 

 

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US Active Wildfires – July 3, 2016 (Sunday)

Thank you and Welcome to Sit Reps for Saturday, July 3, 2016.

NATIONALLY SPEAKING

Nationally, there were 110 new fires (light initial activity) reported to the NW Interagency Coordination Center.:  2 were new large incidents. 3 large fires have been contained.  14 are still not contained.  1 NIMO is committed, while 4 Type 1 IMTs and 5 Type 2 IMTs are also attached to assigned wildfires.

ALASKA

TANANA ZONE

INIAKUK LAKE FIRE – 40 Miles NW of Bettles.  3324 acres. 0% contained.  17 personnel.  1 helicopter.  Started on Private land.  Active fire behavior with spotting, torching, and running. Structures threatened.  $1.1 Million.  #IniakukLakeFire

ARIZONA

CEDAR FIRE – 8 miles northwest of Whiteriver, 10 miles south of Pinetop-Lakeside/Show Low.  31 personnel.  45,977 acres. 100% contained.

The airtanker is dropping retardant against the backdrop of giant clouds of smoke

Tanker Drop on the Cedar Fire (Source: Inciweb)

Fire fact:  On June 28, a large fire whirl formed near six members of the Navajo Interagency Hotshot Crew (IHC), entrapping them. In response to the intense heat, flying ash and woody debris, the firefighters deployed their fire shelters.  Read about their story here – > http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/4788/31366/.  #CedarFire

CALIFORNIA

Southern Cal area – there have been 23 new fires.  5 are still burning.  There 3 Type 1 IMTs and 1 Type 2 IMTs committed to this area.

Northern Cal area – 24 NEW fires reported.  2 not contained Fires. 1 Type 2 IMT is committed.

CALFires reported 2017 fires 1/1/2015 – 6/25/2015 burning 16,164 acres and this year during the same period, there have been 2017 fires that have burned 16,821 acres.  The 5 year average has been 1961 fires for a total of 15,966 acres.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

APPALOOSA FIRE – Appaloosa Rd. and Pinto Dr., 5 miles SW of Angels Camp.  425 acres. 15% contained.  #AppaloosaFire

EL DORADO COUNTY

TRAILHEAD FIRE – along the  Middle Fork of the American River near Todd

Did you know that there are over 2,100 fire personnel at the TrailheadFire with more resources scheduled to arrive today.

Engine Crews on the Trailhead Fire (Source: Inciweb)

Valley/Placer – El Dorado Counties.   Active fire behavior with short-range spotting, uphill runs, and backing.  5044 acres. 20% contained.  2600 structures threatened.  2120 Personnel, 124 engines. 76 crews. 29 bulldozers. 9 watertenders. 13 helicopters. $8.8 Million CTD.  #TrailheadFire

FRESNO COUNTY

CURRY FIRE – Curry Mountain, 7 miles SW.  2944 acres. 70% contained.554 personnel. 48 engines. 20 crews. 12 bulldozers.  10 watertenders. 12 structures threatened. Evacuations still in progress. $500,000 CTD.  #CurryFire

INYO COUNTY

MARINA FIRE – 1 mile NW of Lee Vining, CA.   Minimal fire behavior.  654 acres. 117

Firing Operations behind Tioga Lodge

Firing Operations behind Tioga Lodge on the Marina Fire. (Source: Inciweb)

personnel.  3 crews. 1 engine. 1 engine. 1 helicopter.  1 structure lost.  $3.6 Million CTD. #MarinaFire

KERN COUNTY

DEER FIRE  – Hwy 223 and Deertrail, 6 miles east of Arvin. Unified Command – Kern County FD and CALFire.  1800 acres. 50% contained. 826 Personnel. 126 engines. 6 crews. 5 bulldozers. 3 watertenders. 12 helicopters. 300 structures threatened.  Active fire behavior with flanking and smoldering. County owned lands.  $1.5 Million.  #DeerFire

ERSKINE FIRE – Lake Isabella/Kern County.  48,019 acres. 95% contained. 154

Thank you firefighters

Thanking the Erskine Firefighter. (Credit: Mike McMillan)

personnel.  Very little fire behavior remaining.  Crews to monitor and do mop-up operations as needed.. Type 3 IMT assumed command @ 0600 on Saturday,July 3, 2016.  #ErskineFire

 SISKIYOU COUNTY

PONY FIRE – 15 miles southwest of Happy Camp/Siskiyou County.  160 personnel.

Crew 5 Mitigating a snag in the Swillup Creek Drainage

Crew 5 Mitigating a snag in the Swillup Creek Drainage. (Source: Inciweb)

2858 acres. 85% contained.  Fire is burning in litter, dry brush, and timber, with heavy dead and down snags from previous fires.  #PonyFire

TEHAMA COUNTY

COLYEAR FIRE – Colyear Springs Road, 7 miles W of Red Bank.  464 acres. 80% contained. 228 personnel. 18 engines. 12 crews. 2 bulldozers. 4 helicopters. Fire movement has been stopped.  $648,000 CTD.  #ColyearFire

VENTURA COUNTY

PINE FIRE – San Guillermo Mountain, 6 miles southwest of Stauffer/11 miles of Ojai in

Ventura Crew at work doing hazard reduction

Ventura Crew doing hazard reduction on the Pine Fire. (Credit: Manny Madrigal)

the Sespe Wilderness.  Start 6/30/2016 @ 0854 hours PDT.  455 personnel.  1590 acres. 0% contained. Fire active to moderate.  7 crews. 3 engines. 8 engines.  $2.8 Million. Forest Service land.  #PineFire

COLORADO

ROUTT NATIONAL FOREST

BEAVER CREEK FIRE – Routt National Forest, BLM (Independence Mtn), private land,

Air Quality Summary for July 3, 2016South of the CO/WY state line, 24 miles NW of Walden.  349 personnel.  13,275 acres.  Minimal fire behavior. 5% contained.  5 crews.  19 engines.  8 helicopters.  3 structures destroyed.  $6.4 Million CTD.  Forest Service lands. The smoke from this fire has not been a visibility or health issue in the last several days, say Fire Managers.   Evacuations in process.  Call with any damaged property – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office 970-723-4242.  #BeaverCreekFire

HAWAII

MAUI

Maalaea –   Fire started 7/3/2016. Wind-driven. 6,000 acres.  West Maui and South Maui residents are mostly without power. Officials said power began to be restored in West Maui at around 4 p.m. 0% containment status. Red Cross shelter opened at Maui War Memorial in Wailuku and the Lahaina Civic Center in West Maui.  Fire burning on top of the West Maui mountains and is creeping down towards Ukumehame.

MONTANA

The Northern Rockies which includes the State of Montana reported 8 NEW fires with 2 not contained fires (Observation and Ravalli Hill #2 Fires) and have 1 Type 1 IMT committed to their area.

BEAVERHEAD – DEERLODGE NF

POLE / FINE FIRES – Approximately 15 miles SW of Ennis, in the Gravelly Mountains.

Pole Fire p.m.

Pole Fire (Credit: USFS)

(Pole Fire – 21 acres) and (Fine Fire – 16 acres) 0% containment. Lightning caused on 6/30/2016. 10 Smoke Jumpers, 3 Engines, 2 Hand crews, 3 Helicopters, 99 Personnel. 0% containment.  37 total acres. #PoleFire  #FineFire

FLATHEAD AGENCY

RAVALLI HILL #2 FIRE – 1 mile E of Ravalli Hill.  Structures and sage-grouse habitat threatened.  500 acres. 60% contained. 57 personnel.  1 crew.  7 engines.  $175,000 CTD.  #RavilliHill2Fire

 HAMILTON

OBSERVATION FIRE – West of Lost Horse Observation Point,

Observation Point Photo - June 28

Photo in early states of the Observation Fire (Source: Inciweb)

Bitterroot National Forest, Darby Ranger District, 10 miles southwest of Hamilton, 526 personnel. Stage I evacuation is in effect for 203 residences. 1294 acres. 15% contained. Moderate fire behavior with single-tree torching, flanking, and backing.  10 crews.  7 engines. 7 helicopters. 0 structures lost.  $2 Million CTD.  Forest Service lands.  #OservationFire

 NEVADA

The Great Basin area that includes States Nevada and Utah reported 26 NEW Fires, with 1 of them being a large incident in Nevada (#TopPotFire) and 1 NIMO committed to the region.

ELKO DISTRICT

HOT POT FIRE – NV State of Forestry.  35 miles N of Battle Mtn.  70,000 acres. 5% contained. Started 7//2016.  Wyatt Type 3 team being mobilized. AA-690 & T-810 committed off district. Winnemucca/Elko border.  Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven runs.  Structures and sage-grouse habitat threatened.  5 crews. 12 engines. 1 helicopter.  $200,000 CTD. #HotPotFire  NEW!

SPRING CREEK DISTRICT

SPRING CREEK FIRE – .25 acre brush fire  on Aesop Drive and Willington. 3rd party RP bluish/black smoke. Dispatched @ 1638 Hours. County Fire on scene.  Other fire resources include fire support en route. #WillingtonFire NEW!

NEW MEXICO

The SW Area had 11 NEW Fires with 1 not contained fire:  #NorthFire.

MAGDALENA

NORTH FIRE – 25 miles SW of Magdalena.  60 personnel.  42,102 acres. 85%

Fire effects Oak Springs, FR 330

Fire on Oak Springs & FR 330 on the North Fire (Credit: Apache Kid Wildland Module)

contained. Minimal and creeping.  #NorthFire

OREGON

The NW area reported 13 NEW fires with 1 being a NEW large incident and 1 uncontained fire:  Fifteen Mile Fire in OR.

COLOMBIA RIVER GORGE NATIONAL SCENIC AREA

FIFTEEN MILE FIRE – 8 miles NE of The Dalles.  Private land. Min fire behavior.  Residences threatened.  3400 acres.  95% contained.  22 personnel. 1 crew.  4 engines. 0 helicopters.  $150,000 CTD.  #15MileFire  NEW!

SOUTH DAKOTA

The Rocky Mountains Area which includes South Dakota and Colorado reported 2 NEW fires and 1 not contained fire.  They have 2 Type 2 IMTs committed in their region.

SPEARFISH

CROW PEAK FIRE – Approx. 4 miles west of Spearfish, SD and 2 miles south of I-90.

Crow Peak Fire

Crow Peak Firefighter (Source: Inciweb)

Active fire behavior with isolated torching and smoldering.  Evacuations and road closure in force. 407 personnel.  2733 acres. 50% contained. To hold containment lines, mop up. 8 crews.  24 engines.  3 helicopters.  $4.5 Million CTD.  #CrowPeakFire

 UTAH

PINE VALLEY

SADDLE FIRE – 2 miles south of Pine Valley. 1633 acres. 42% contained.  445

Tent city at Saddle Fire base camp.

Saddle Fire base camp. (Source: Inciweb)

personnel.  11 crews.  13 engines.  5 helicopters.  Min fire behavior.  Rain dropped over the area on Saturday.  $9.2 Million CTD. #SaddleFire

WASHINGTON STATE

OKANOGAN COUNTY

WEST RIVER FIRE – Mazama/Lost River areas. 1 acre. 0% containment. 0 structures damaged or destroyed. No injuries reported.  #WestRiverFire

 

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