#DidionMillingFire Burns Down Plant | 2

CAMBRIA, WISCONSIN

INCIDENT SUMMARY

History Repeats Itself

The Didion Milling plant in Cambria, Wisconsin is on fire. Again.  This is not the second fire for the plant but the third!  Cambria Fire Department has fought multiple fires at this facility on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, and already into Thursday, June 1, 2017.

Major fires occurred on December 28, 2014 and on January 16, 2010.

Explosion and Fire

An explosion rocked the Didion Milling plant located in the 500 block of Williams in Cambria, Wisconsin occurred around 2322 hours CDT on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, that erupted in fire.  This now a 4th Alarm and Major MCI.

Reports across several scanning channels reported that the first due in lay witness to fire burning in the center of the building.

Fire Contained

The Sheriff’s Office said over 37 #Fire #EMS #MedicalFlight Agencies worked together in combination as they responded to the 4th Alarm fire and explosion at the plant.

It has been said that the plant building has collapsed within itself and is literally gone as one source reported.

Firefighters will remain on scene until the fire is completely tapped.  For the time-being, the scene is very active and may be for days until a cause can be determined by Fire investigators.

FIRE TACTICS COMPLETED

Utilities

Since the explosion, the Village of Cambria was completely in the dark with major power lines down along with power poles down, trapping people beneath them.  Command requested when the power company could shut off power so they could reach the multiple people under them.

Heavy rescue units were requested to work to save them.

Ruptured Gas Line

Last night, a gas line located on the East side of the fire building near the silos was burning but the Fire Department reported it being shutdown.  Employees had said they heard someone screaming awhile back but no details were known at the known.  Resources were being requested.

Communications

Because of a busy night in Cambria, all non-emergency traffic was eventually moved off the County Comm Center’s TAC1 channel on to others, unless it was emergency traffic.

RESOURCES

Mutual Aid

Over 37 Agencies (Fire, Police, EMS, Medical) responded to the scene.

 

Incident Cooperators

Red Cross, Salvation Army, Alliant Energy, Cambria PD, Cambria FD.

INJURIES

Confirmed Death/Injuries

There was one confirmed person who was killed and an unknown number of injuries.

Medical Air Transports

Four medivac helicopters transported several burn patients to area hospitals.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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Hashtags

We are using the following Hashtags for this incident:  #DidionMillingFire #WIFire #CambriaFire

Thank You

Thank you for reading our post.  We hope you will follow us on our Social Media Channels.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

UPDATED:  0907 CDT / 0707 PDT 6/1/2017 – Thursday

 

 

 

 

#DidionMillingFire Rocks Cambria, WI | 1

CAMBRIA, WISCONSIN

INCIDENT SUMMARY

History Repeats Itself

The Didion Milling plant in Cambria, Wisconsin is on fire. Again.  This is not the second fire for the plant but the third!  Cambria Fire Department has fought multiple fires at this facility on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, and already into Thursday, June 1, 2017.

Major fires occurred on December 28, 2014 and on January 16, 2010.

Explosion and Fire

An explosion rocked the Didion Milling plant located in the 500 block of Williams in Cambria, Wisconsin occurred around 2322 hours CDT on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, that erupted in fire.  This now a 4th Alarm and Major MCI.

Reports across several scanning channels reported that the first due in lay witness to fire burning in the center of the building.

Major Power Outage

The entire City of Cambria was said to be completely dark from a City-wide power outage.  Multiple requests for power company to respond to the Command Post were made to their Dispatch Center.

FIRE TACTICS COMPLETED

Utilities

Command requested an ETA from a Power Rep to the fire scene because they needed to have utilities shut off. due to large and major power lines were down.  Power poles were also said to be down and Command relayed to their Comm Center with multiple people being entrapped underneath them.

Ruptured Gas Line

A gas line located on the East side of the fire building near the silos was burning but the Fire Department reported it being shutdown.  Employees had said they heard someone screaming awhile back but no details were known at the known.  Resources were being requested.

Communications

All non-emergency traffic was moved off of the Cambria incident Tac1 channel on to others.

RESOURCES

Fire Departments

The Cambria Fire Department and all its apparatus/personnel were at the fire scene.  Additional resources were being paged out.

Riley FD arrived with one engine on-scene.

A Heavy Rescue team from nearby Madison was requested.

Police Department

Cambria Police Department mobile Command Post was en route to the fire scene at the time of this post was published.

Incident Cooperators

The Salvation Army was paged out to respond to the fire scene.

Red Cross was requested to take care of the families at the Highway Shop and provide refreshments.  Nutrition was said to be at the local Fire Department.  Coordination was in progress at the time of this post.

Alliant Energy released this presser:  “Crews working in Cambria after explosion. Power is back for 600 customers, 1,000 still out. We’re working with Columbia County officials.”

INJURIES

Unconfirmed Reports

A report of seven (7) injuries have been released but their conditions and identities have not officially disclosed to the public yet.

Medical Air Transports

There have been three (3) Medical Life Flights that have landed and transporting burn victims from the fire scene.  A fourth helicopter was ordered and is due to land at 0058 Hours CDT.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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If you like what you are reading, please tell your friends, fellow Public Safety members, family and everyone you value!  We are all about reporting #Fire #EMS #LawEnforcement #Disaster #EmergencyManagement #SAR news.

We can found on Twitter (@nwfireblog) and Facebook (The NW Fire Blog).

Hashtags

We are using the following Hashtags for this incident:  #DidionMillingFire #WIFire #CambriaFire

Thank You

Thank you for reading our post.  We hope you will follow us on our Social Media Channels.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

UPDATED:  0052 CDT / 2252 PDT on 5/31/2017

 

 

 

 

Windstorm 1 is Hanging Out in the NW | Update 2

Updated 1:15 AM PDT

SUMMARY

Windstorm #1 has arrived with #2 on its heels.  So, what have you  done to prepare yourselves?You say, ‘It’s not that bad. I have been through other storms.’  Here’s why it is so important to start taking matters into your hands and #PrepareNOW (our very own hashtag)

WINDGUSTS IN THE LAST 24 HOURS – Reported by the National Weather Service.

WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT

Why is this such a big event for the Pacific Northwest this year?  Higher than normal winds are blowing through the Pacific jet stream from a remnant of Typhoon Songda, that had reached the highest winds clocking in at 150 m.p.h.

The storm started as a Tropical Storm on October 9th, began picking up speed becoming a Typhoon on October 10th with winds reported as 120 m.p.h.

On October 11th, the storm had been deemed as a Super Typhoon with the highest winds at 150 m.p.h.! The following day, winds have lessened to around 120 m.p.h. becoming a Tropical Storm once again, but not before high winds are being carried around Alaska down to the great Pacific Northwest.

Winds will be considerable less but they will still be around the 40’s and into the 60’s, so please be careful when you go out or if you can stay in

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

ALERTS – FLOOD

Spokane & Stevens Counties:  Flood Watch in effect from Saturday morning (Washington Weather on Twitter)

ALERTS – ADVERSE WEATHER –  NWS/NOAA

ALERTS – ROAD CLOSURES

Road Closures: Skagit County DEM

ALERTS – RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

National Forests:  Too dangerous for walks, hikes and driving in wooded areas – Willamette National Forest

ALERTS – TRANSPORTATION

Washington State Ferries:   “Visibility is low across all routes at start of PM commute. Captains have closed outer decks, advises folks to stay seated.” – WSDOT Ferries

ALERT – WEATHER

WATCH : High winds, Flooding and Power outages on the Coast / Coast Range – NWS Portland (OR)

 

REPORT ROADWAY ISSUES

Pierce County, Washington – Report 24/7 to 253-798-6000 or piercecountywa.org/rfa.

Hood Canal Bridge (WA):  SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge closure to vehicles is scheduled at approx. 12:45 am on 10/15/16, expect up to a 60-minute delay (posted 11:56 PM PDT)

HOW TO PREPARE

HOW WOULD YOU PREPARE?

We took a recent Poll on Twitter asking the question:  “What 2 thing would you do to PrepareNOW for an Emergency?”

The Choices were Camp Outdoors, Bring your Generator indoors, Have water for 48 hours and Gas Up your car.

We had hoped no one would pick bringing in their Generator indoors, but 5% of those polled chose this answer.  Check out the reason why this could be so deadly to you and your family. (Check out the image under “What To Do When the Power Goes Out”)

Thank you to those who participated in the Poll.

WHEN THE POWER GOES OUT

Here are some ideas of what to have on hand to be Prepared for any type of Emergency, excluding Flooding in your home or inhabitable due to an Earthquake or Tornado:

BEING PREPARED FOR 3 DAYS

“We recommend the following to Building an Emergency Preparedness Kit, Preparation Tips and Ways to Protect You/Your Family Before/During/After an Event.  (Info based upon Fire, Police, Emergency Management and EMS articles, posts and knowledge)” – NWFB

Water:   Include one gallon per person for each day. Note:  Water along with food (unless otherwise labeled) should be changed out every six months.

Food:  Include items such as beef jerky, protein and/or granola bars, canned and/or vacuum packed canned foods and other non-perishables. (Don’t forget your pets and their pet food)

Medications:  Don’t forget to keep this on hand and have enough for the time allotted.  The Disaster or Emergency could last longer than 3 days, i.e. Power outages, Earthquakes, Tornadoes, etc.

Battery-powered Radio:  An alternative could be a hand-crank powered radio.  If you use a Battery operated radio, make sure you have extra batteries.

Flashlights:  There are also alternatives out there, such as, Battery-powered or Solar-powered Latterns. Do not use candles.  These lead to fires when candles are left unattended.

Matches:  These could be used to light pilot lights on gas stoves (inside homes- make sure no smell of gas in the air), camping stoves, fires in fireplaces, etc.

First Aid Kit:  Don’t feel like spending time or energy on putting together a Kit? You can visit various stores such as camping supply stores, specialty stores or the American Red Cross.

We recommend the following for a Kit (TIP:  You can visit the American Red Cross @ http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy to find a full and a complete list or to purchase your own)

  • Sterile gauze pads of different sizes
  • Adhesive tape
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  •  Elastic bandage
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Soap
  • Splint
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Thermometer
  • Non-latex gloves
  • List of Emergency Phone Numbers (yours)

Great Resources:  3 Days, 3 Ways. Campaign  http://www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/DocumentCenter/View/58

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Via our friends at the Washington State Public Health Agency

RESOURCES

UTILITIES

Pacific Power Portland  (OR):  Reporting downed power lines, call 9-1-1 then 1-877-508-5088.  “Always treat them as if they are LIVE power lines. Stay away!”

Puget Sound Energy (PSE):  Is Your Power out? Check out the  Outage Map   http://pse.com/accountsandservices/ServiceAlert/Pages/Outage-Map.aspx  or you can download for free their app

Seattle City Light:  Report outages to 206-684-3000 or 206-684-7400.  Outage Map:  http://www.seattle.gov/light/sysstat/

Snohomish PUD:  Report power outages to them @ 425-783-1001.

OUTAGES

UTILITIES

Snohomish County PUD:  13,000 customers are without power due to winds are picking up.

Seattle City Light:  7 power outages affecting 165 households per outage map.

STORM IMAGES

STORM SURGES

La Push, Washington:  US IOOS gov / NOAA reporting on 10/13/2016 storm rolling in.  Credit:  usioos.gov

SOCIAL MEDIA

WHAT’S BEING SAID ON MEDIA

“I  could care less if I have fuel in the car!  Water + food + shelter.” – Twitter user

“Early data tonight unchanged on strong windstorm track for . Differ on strength: “bad” and “real bad.” Waiting on more later.” – News media

“Wind will start around Olympia about 4-6 PM and in Seattle area a couple of hours later. Wind will pick up suddenly and hard.” – NWS Seattle

“Sat. storm watch: “Whoever gets hit, is going to get hit pretty hard” – Twitter user

“Weather hasn’t been to bad here yet in the Bellevue Area.” – Twitter user

“A Dock was seen heading westbound  floating down the Sammamish River towards Lake Washington.” – Bothell PD

“Right now, strongest effects from will be Seattle area westward.” – Weather source

“Consider postponing your trip this weekend! They’ll still be there next week!” – Washington State Parks

“Due to storms, could be transit interruptions.” – King County Metro  (Seattle, Washington).  Check out their site here –>  https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WAKING/bulletins/16b2167

“Winds likely E before switching southerly in eve. Expect high wind when southerlies arrive. Can’t specify on SE protection.” – NWS Seattle (@ 1AM PDT)

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HASHTAGS BEING USED ON SOCIAL MEDIA

 #wawx  #wawind #orwx  #idwx  #TyphoonSongda

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NW Wildfires Growing and Growing | August 24, 2016

 

wildfires 2016

Wow…. these wildfires are growing by the minute and, because once again where there are so many – we are finding ourselves having a difficult time keeping up.  Some will be individually reported as time permits, whereas, others may be grouped together.

Thanks for your support, photos and letting us know when fires are breaking out!  We Love your feedback and being so engaging!  We thank you SO much!!

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OREGON WILDFIRES

Photo credit: Joanie Schmidgall (Blue Top Fire)

Today, Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) released a report that approximately 89% of all of their wildfires this year have been from arson.  That seems to be hitting a lot of States, including Washington (and our nearby neighbor, California).

Blue Top Fire

The fire started on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Initial attack crews responded to a 2 acre fire located in the vicinity of Blue Pool and Tamolitch Falls, a popular recreation area along the McKenzie River Trail (#3507).  The fire is currently being investigated to see if it is human-caused.

63 personnel.  58 acres. 80% contained.  It is currently minimal, creeping, smoldering and isolated torching.

Cherry Road Fire

This fire is located in East of Owyhee Reservoir, Oregon. BLM lands.The fire threatened the Lake Owyhee State Park, Greater Sage Grouse habitat and wild horse management areas; the Wild Horse Basin Wilderness Study Area, Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, and several grazing allotments.

32,100 acres. 85% contained. 252 personnel.  4 crews, 29 engines. 2 copters. 0 structures lost.  $1 Million.

Rail Fire

This wildfire is burning on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and being managed by a IMT 2 Team with IC (Sheldon). It is located about 5 miles West of Unity, Oregon and burning in timber.  The fire behavior is being reported as smoldering with group torching, single torching and wind-driven runs.  Numerous structures are still being threatened. Numerous structures threatened. Road, trail and area closures in effect.

32,530 acres. 45% contained. 867 personnel. 24 Crews, 42 Engines, 7 Dozers, 25 Water tenders, 4 Masticators, 5 Skidders/Skidgins   Aircraft: 4 Type 1 heavy helicopters, 1 Type 2 medium helicopter, 2 Type 3 light helicopter. 0 structures lost. $19.3 Million.  Forest Service lands.

2500 Road Fire

This wildfire is burning in the Toledo Unit of the Oregon DOF’s territory, about 3 miles NE of Depoe Bay, Oregon in heavy and medium logging slash.  . The fire behavior is active with creeping and smoldering.

200 acres. 0% contained. 276 personnel.  16 crews. 16 engines. 2 copters. 0 structures lost. $175,000.00.  State lands.

Withers Fire (Last report)

This fire was burning in the territory of the Lakeview District of the  BLM, about 1 mile North of Paisley, Oregon.  It was burning brush and short grass.  At one time, multiple homes were threatened with road closures in effect.

3,424 acres. 100% contained.

WASHINGTON STATE

Hand crew extinguishing fire within 300' radius of residence

Hand crew doing Mop-up operations around structures on the Hart Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Washington State DNR has stated that humans have started over 80 fires so far.  Remember, you can do your part by making sure campfires are completely out and no outdoor fires due to dry conditions.  #OneLessSpark

Buck Creek Fire

Located Upper Chiwawa River in Leavenworth, Washington. This wildfire was ignited by lightning.  It currently has 85 personnel and has burned 1,987 acres of timber.  There is no known containment status but the fire is said to be creeping.

Cayuse Mtn Fire

This wildfire is burning inside the Spokane Agency/BIA lands.  It is being managed by a IMT 2 (Goff). It is located 8 miles SW of Wellpinit, Washington and burning in timber and tall grass.  The fire behavior is moderate with single tree torching and backing.  Numerous structures are still under threat.  Evacuations, road and trail closures are in effect.

18,000 acres. 30% contained. 0 personnel/resources. 13 structures lost. $1 Million. BIA land.

Hart Fire

The Hart Fire is burning in the NE Region managed by Washington’s DNR.  It is being managed by a IMT 2 team.  It is located 35 miles NW of Spokane and 13 miles North of Davenport and South of the Spokane River in Washington State.  It is burning in timber and short grass.  The fire behavior is moderate with single tree torching, creeping and backing.

Additional crews and engines arrived yesterday evening. The primary focus will be on strengthening  fire line in the northwest portion of the fire and extinguishing all fires within 300 feet of structures.

The entire fire area is under a Level II evacuation. Road closures are in place at the junction of Highway 25 and Hart Road and at Porcupine Hill Road.

4200 acres. 20% contained. 206 personnel.  3 crews. 29 engines. 3 helicopters.  15 structures lost. $250,000.00.  State lands.

Spokane Complex (2 fires)

The Spokane Complex consists of two fires: the Wellesley Fire and the Yale Road Fire. The Wellesley Fire is located North of I 90 on the eastern edge of Spokane. The Yale Road Fire is located South of Spokane and I-90, and SW of the small community of Valleyford.  Both fires started on the afternoon of Sunday, August 21, 2016 as a dry cold front moved through the area with strong gusty winds.

6,132 acres. 0% contained.  581 personnel.  10 crews.  69 engines.  5 helicopters. 17 structures lost.  $450,000.00 Cost-to-date.

Pickens North Fire

DNR fire crews were originally dispatched to a car fire that extended into nearby grass and brush in East of Ellisford near the intersection of Pickens Valley Road and Round-up Road in Okanogan County, Washington.  At 2033 hours, it was reported by DNR at 250 acres. Resources include an unknown number of dozers, hand crews and engines on the fire ground

Tule #6 Fire

This fire is burning in the (BIA) Yakama Agency’s territory located ,about 7 miles South of Toppenish, Washington.  It is said to be burning in timber, brush and tall grass and has a minimal fire behavior.  Fire is threatening structures.

6,200 acres. 80% contained.  173 personnel.  5 crews. 20 engines. $195,000.00.  BIA lands.

Kahlotus Fire

The Washington State Fire Marshall’s Office is managing this wildfire that is located about 1 mile SE of Kahlotus, Washington that is burning in brush and short grass.  It’s fire behavior is wind-driven and spotting threatening multiple structures in its path Road closures in effect. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping

5942 acres. 80% contained.  78 personnel.  2 crews. 10 engines.  4 structures lost.  $500,000.00.  State Lands. Some media outlets are reporting this is was 100% contained this morning.

Olympic National Park (Unofficial Complex)

There are currently 4 fires burning inside the Park.  We are classifying them as a Complex due to multiple fires are burning at the same time

Fire Name: Godkin
Initial Report: 7.25.2016
Approximate Acreage: 515 acres
Location: 25 miles south of Port Angeles along the Elwha River
Elevation: 3500’

Fire Name: Hayes
Initial Report: 7.26.2016
Approximate Acreage: 1617 acres
Location: 20 miles south of Port Angeles on a ridgeline between the Lost River and Hayes River
Elevation: 5000’

Fire Name: Cox Valley
Initial Report: 7.28.2016
Approximate Acreage: 56 acres
Location: Approximately 12 miles south of Port Angeles, near PJ Lake north of Obstruction Point Ridge
Elevation: 4200’

Fire Name: Ignar Creek
Initial Report: 7.29.2016
Approximate Acreage: Approximately 3/4th Acre
Location: Approximately 22 miles northeast of Lake Quinault
Elevation: 2400’

WILDFIRE RESOURCES

Health and Well

Wildfires, we know can very dangerous to our safety if we come in contact with a wildfire burning in near or around our towns or even having the winds carrying the smoke impacting our breathing.

Learn how to protect your Health and Wellness with this great website from the Washington State Public of Health –> http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/AirQuality/SmokeFromFires/WildfireSmoke

Insurance

Learn about Wildfires and Insurance and how it all works.  Here’s a great link to check out —> https://twitter.com/QW_ShantaeYoung/status/766321629836091394?lang=en

FEMA Region 10

Fire grants have been approved for the Yale Fire and the Wellesley Fire located in Eastern Washington.  Learn more here —> http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2016/08/22/fema-provides-federal-funds-help-fight-wellesley-fire

American Red Cross

Learn how the Red Cross is helping those affected by Wildfires in the Northwest by checking out their website here –> http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/wildfire#/About .

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

CA Wildfire: Pilot Fire | August 14, 2016

Incident Summary

San Bernardino National Forest, CA | The Pilot started on 8/7/2016 around 1210 Hours PDT from an unknown cause.  It is still under investigation.  The fire is located between Pilot Rock Ridge and State Highway 173 in Hisperia, California.

Resources

The fire is under Unified Command with CAL Fire’s San Bernardino Unit and the with the San  Bernardino County Sheriff Office.

There are 960 firefighters assigned to this incident alongside the aid of 30 Crews, 37 Engines, 3 Dozers, 7 Water Tenders and 10 Helicopters.

Photo Credit: Bernie Deyo (Permission Given)

Size & Containment

The fire has consumed 8,110 acres forcing many evacuations.  Fire crews have 98% containment status.

Current Conditions

Fire Managers expect minimal spread with interior to burn some pockets within the perimeter.  Temps are expected to be in the 95-100’s range today with winds to be 15 mph from the SW and gusting up to 35 mph on ridge tops. RH will dip down to 15%.

Hashtags

Hashtags used for this fire are #PilotFire #CaWILDFIRE  #NWFireBlogCA

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

CA Wildfire: Pilot Fire | August 12, 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

San Bernardino National Forest, CA | The Pilot started on 8/7/2016 around 1210 Hours PDT from an unknown cause on Forest Lands.  It is still under investigation.

The fire is located between Pilot Rock Ridge and State Highway 173 in Hisperia and near  Deer Lodge Park, Lake Arrowhead and Silverwood Lake State Recreation Areas in California.

Aircraft working Pilot Fire

Aircraft working the Pilot Fire (Source: Inciweb)

CURRENT FIRE STATUS

The fire behavior is minimal with creeping and smoking.  Crews have reached a 80% status.

Zero structures have been damaged or destroyed, however the cost-to-date is $9.9Million.

RESOURCES

The fire is under Unified Command with CAL Fire’s San Bernardino Unit and with the San  Bernardino County Sheriff”s Office.

There are currently  1117 personnel alongside the support of 47 Crews, 49 Engines, 15 Dozers,11 Water Tenders, 13 Helicopters, 8 Air Tankers assigned to this incident.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Incident Cooperators are Agencies and organizations that come together to form one cooperative.  Here is the compiled list of those who have been working tirelessly on the fire from the top as Fire Managers, Firefighters, Support personnel, Air and ground resources to those who take care of them:

Emergency Services

  • American Red Cross
  • CA Office of Emergency Services
  • San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services

Fire Partners

  • BLM
  • Apple Valley Fire Protection District
  • Arrowbear FD
  • Big Bear Fire Authority
  • CAL Fire – Inyo
  • CAL Fire – Mono
  • CAL Fire – San Bernardino
  • CA Dept of Corrections
  • Idyllwood Fire Protection District
  • Kern County FD
  • Los Angeles County FD
  • Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District
  • Redlands FD
  • Riverside FD
  • San Bernardino County FD
  • San Diego FD
  • San Manuel FD

Law Enforcement

  • CA Highway Patrol
  • San Bernardino County Animal Control
  • San Bernardino County Sheriffs Office

Parks and Rec

  • CA State Parks

Transportation

  • CAL Trans

Utilities

  • SoCalGas
  • Southern California Edison

SIZE, CONTAINMENT STATUS

The fire has consumed 8,115 acres and has reached an 80% containment status

EVACUATIONS

As of 0900 this morning, all mandatory and advisory evacuations have been lifted.

CLOSURES

Highway 173 will be closed between Grass Valley and Rock Camp, along with previously closed roadways to allow for fire traffic only.  If you see responding fire resources, remember #MoveOver because it is the Law.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Proper Drone Use:  http://www.fs.fed.us/science-technology/fire/unmanned-aircraft-systems/responsible-use

Preparing for Wildfires:  http://www.readyforwildfire.org/

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags used for this fire are #PilotFire #CaWILDFIRE  #NWFireBlogCA

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

CA Wildfire: Pilot Fire | August 10, 2016

Incident Summary

San Bernardino National Forest, CA | The Pilot started on 8/7/2016 around 1210 Hours PDT from an unknown cause.  It is still under investigation.  The fire is located between Pilot Rock Ridge and State Highway 173 in Hisperia, California.

Resources

The fire is under Unified Command with CAL Fire’s San Bernardino Unit and the with the San  Bernardino County Sheriff Office.  There are 1746 firefighters assigned alongside the aid of 105 engines, 14 water tankers, 46 crews, 18 dozers and 12 helicopters.

Pilot Rock Ridge

Courtesy: Inciweb

Size & Containment

The fire has consumed 7,861 acres and forced many evacuations.  Fire crews have 64% containment status.

Mandatory Evacuations

Mandatory evacuations were conducted/orders still in effect for the following impacted communities:

  • Deer Lodge Park
  • Aleutian Drive
  • Klondike Drive
  • Evergreen Lane
  • Yukon Drive
  • Hwy 173 North & South from Hwy 138 to Arrowhead Lake Road
  • South of Rock Springs Rd to Kiowa Road
  • East of Santa Fe Road
  • South of Ranchero Road to Arrowhead Lake Rd
  • North of Spillway
  • Grass Valley Lake (Community)
  • N of Peninsula (Lake Arrowhead)
  • North Bay Road S to Hwy 173 (Lake Arrowhead)
  • South of Hwy 173 from North Bay Road to Grass Valley  Road (Lake Arrowhead)

Shelters 

People Shelters –  2 American Red Cross Shelters that are open residents:

  • Oak Hills High School, 7625 Cataba Road, Hisperia, CA
  • Rim of the Winds High School, 27400 California 18, Twin Peaks, CA

Animal Shelters

  • Devore Animal Shelter, 19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino, CA (Small Animals)
  • Victorille Fairgrounds, 14800 Seventh Street, Victorville, CA (Large Animals)

Hashtags

Hashtags used for this fire are #PilotFire #CaWILDFIRE  #NWFireBlogCA

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

More Expected Storms = More Fires | Friday, August 5, 2016

Thank you for joining us on our newest post for Friday, August 5, 2016, where we report on everything Wildfires in the NW and Beyond.

Weather for the Northwest area is expected lightning and adverse weather conditions in the Eastern and Western parts of Washington and into the State of Oregon.

Smoke rises over the fire as a result of strategic firing operations.

Burnout operations on the Bybee Creek Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

ACTIVE FIRES

NEW | 10 Fire Starts – Central Oregon to SE/E of Bend, Oregon – Started 8/5/2016 by lightning strikes.  Dispatchers from the CO Interagency Dispatch Division are monitoring fire activity. ~

Blue Top Fire – Blue Pool Tamolitch Falls Rec area, Oregon – Burning along the McKenzie Rivers Trail along drainage with sheer cliffs, steep rock terrain.  50 acres. 59% contained. Start 7/27/2016 from an unknown cause (is under investigation). Type 3 IMT.  Resources include:  (2) Type 2 hand crews. (2) Type 1 hand crews. (2) engines. (1) dozer. (3) water tenders. (1) Type 3 helicopters. 143 personnel. ~

Bybee Creek – 18 miles NE of Prospect / Crater Lake National Park – 720 acres. 13% contained. Timber.  872 acres.  12% contained.  377 personnel.  9 crews.  12 engines. 8 copters. $2.5M CTD.  National Park Service. Active fire behavior with creeping, torching, spotting.  PNW2 assumed command at 0600 on 8/4/2016.  ~

Foothills Fire – Douglas County, West of Beebe Bridge.  On river side of Orondo, Washington.  500 acres. 0% contained. Fire mob requested. 3 alarm brush fire. 1 brush truck and 1 tender from Cashmere FD requested and was en route.  Level 1/2 evacuations of Browns Canyon in effect. Fire reported @ 1501 PDT that smoke could be seen from Pepper Canyon. Fire crews were dispatched to Brush fire on Rd Q NW in Waterville in Douglas County. ~

Halfway Fire – 25 miles west of Naches, Washington – 75 acres. 40% contained. 240 personnel.  ~

Kewa Fire – Ferry County / Colville Indian Reservation, Colville, Washington – Start 8/2/2016. Colville Agency, BIA. IMT 2 (Goff). Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching and short-range spotting. Structures threatened. Evacuations, area restriction, road and area closures in effect.  375 personnel.  1,859 acres. 25% contained. 324 personnel.  10 crews.  15 engines.  5 structures lost.  $871,000 CTD. BIA ~

NEW | Neal Creek Fire – Neal Creek, Oregon.  15.5 acres. 75 contained. ~

North Touchet Fire – 25 miles NE of Walla Walla, Washington –  Minimal fire behavior.  536 acres.  85% contained.  156 personnel.  3 crews.  30 engines. $545,000 CTD.  State lands. ~

Rail Fire- 10 miles SW of Unity, Oregon – Wallowa – Wallowa NF. IMT2. Burning National Forest system with some spotting on private lands. Start 7/31/2016 from unknown cause.  6,549 acres. 5% contained. 621 personnel.  18 crews. 27 engines. 6 copters. $1.6M CTD.  Break in weather allowed fire crews to make good progress.  ~ Call-in Public Information Conference to be held on Friday, August 6, 2016 @ 1700 hours (5pm).  Call this phone #1-888-844-9904 and use access code #2651088#.  Questions will be answered by email to RAILWILDFIRE@gmail.com after the conference is over. ~

Range 12 Fire – Near Sunnyside, Washington – 176,600 acres.  95% contained. 71 total personnel 8 Engines, 1 Camp Crew.  $1.6M  BLM lands. ~

Snake River Fire – Near Colton and 12 miles South of Pullman in Whitman County, Washington.  Brush and tall grass.  11,000 acres.  30% contained.  343 personnel.  4 crews.  77 engines.  1 structure lost.  $800,000 CTD.  State lands. ~

NEW | South Ward Gap Fire – 1 Mile South of Prosser, Washington – Brush and tall grass.  5,000 acres.  95% contained.  28 personnel.  2 structures lost. $350,000 CTD. State lands. ~

SR 17 Fire / Road 10 Fire – SR 17 NB @ Milepost 60, Between Moses Lake and Ephrata, Washington – Started 8/2/2016 @ 1500 hours. 7 miles North of Moses Lake. Burning in heavy sage and grass.  1 house destroyed. 100% contained. 30 personnel.  Fire resources still on-scene.  Incident Cooperators:  Grant County Fire Districts 5 and 15, Grant Co PUD, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol Fire Marshall’s Office, US Bureau of Reclamation and Grant County Port Authority. ~

Weigh Station Fire – 13 miles SE of Pendleton, Near Meacham, Oregon. Near I84 Milepost 228 @ Emigrant Hill. Timber and brush. 688 acres. 80% contained. 207 personnel. 6 crews. 13 engines.  2 structures lost.$1.3M CTD.  State Lands.  IMT3 transitioning to smaller IMT4 on Friday.  Mop-up and rehabbing of dozer lines in progress..  ~

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Wildfires Continue to Burn | Friday, August 5 2016

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MUTUAL AID – OUT-OF-AREA RESOURCES

(1)  MAFFS C-130 air tanker and support personnel each from the 153rd Airlift Wing, (Wyoming Air National Guard) and the 302nd Airlift Wing, (Colorado Springs, Air Force Reserve) have been deployed to Boise, ID in support of wildland fire operations.

(1)  Convair 580 airtanker group from British Columbia has been deployed to Billings, MT in support of wildland fire operations.

 

burnout operations

Burnout ops on the Pioneer Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

WILDFIRES BY FIRE NAME ALPHABETICALLY

NEW | 88 Fire (MT):  485 acres.  100% contained. 9 personnel.  4 engines.  $25,000 CTD. County lands.

Anole Fire (LA):  Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, FWS.  33 miles SW of Saint Charles.  Tall grass. Min fire behavior. Structures threatened.  3,566 acres.  90% contained.  8 personnel.  1 engine. 1 copter.  $60,000 CTD.  FWS. ~

NEW | Alatna Complex Fires – 4 fires. (AK):  Tanana Zone, BLM. Previously reported incident. Ten miles west of Alatna, AK. Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior.   113,157 acres. 98% contained.  $1M CTD.  BLM lands. ~

Beaver Creek Fire (CO):  Routt NF.   NIMO (Quesinberry). 24 miles NW  of Walden, CO. Timber and brush. Forest Service lands..Active fire behavior with single tree torching, creeping and backing. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect.. 34,677 acres. 18% contained. 300 personnel.  6 crews. 27 engines. 5 copters, 2 dozers, 1 masticator, 1 feller bunchers and 1 air attack. 17 structures destroyed. $16.6M CTD.  ~

firefighters look at map on a truck hood.

Fire Managers at a briefing on the Beaver Creek Fire (Credit: Mike McMillan)

Blue Lake Fire (MT):  DNRC. Started on BLM land 10 miles southwest of Ennis. Timber and brush.   Moderate fire behavior with torching, spotting and creeping. Residences and sage grouse habitat threatened  629 acres. 44% contained. 113 personnel.  4 crews. 3 engines. 1 copter. 0 structures destroyed.  $2.8M CTD. Private lands. ~

Box Canyon Fire (UT):   Uinta/Wasatch-Cache NF.  23 miles NE of Heber City. Timber and closed timber litter. 56 personnel.  2313 acres.   made good progress on the west side of the Box Canyon fire near Smith and Morehouse Creek. Today, they will continue to keep fire from advancing into Erickson Basin utilizing 2 heavy Helitankers and crews to slow spread. Unknown containment status . ~

Broad Mouth (UT):  Bear River Area, Utah DOF. 15 miles NW of Tremonton. Chaparral and tall grass. Active fire behavior with spotting and running. Structures threatened. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. 15,000 acres. 30% contained. 3 crews. 17 engines. 129 personnel. $10,000 CTD.  3 structures lost.

Butte Fire (MT):  Miles City Field Office.  Started on private land 14 miles SE of Forsyth.  Min fire with backing and creeping.  1617 acres. 20% contained. 85 personnel.  18 engines. 2 copters. $350,000 CTD. ~

NEW | Chuck Box Fire (AZ):  Fort Apache Agency, BIA. Previously reported incident. Thirteen miles south of Heber. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. 2219 acres. 0% contained. 13 personnel.  1 crew.  $150,000 CTD. ~

Clark Fire (CA):  East of US 395 in June and Mammoth Lake areas.  South of Mono Lake in Inyo NF.  150 miles South of Reno.  Started 8/4/2016 by lightning @ 1400 hours.   Timber, brush and short grass. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs and spotting. Evacuations in effect. 200 acres. 10% contained. 120 personnel.  2 crews. 8 engines. 5 copters. $200,000 CTD.  0 structures lost. ~

Forest Service sign burned by the Clark Fire

Inyo National Forest sign burned. on the Clark Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Cliff Creek Fire (WY):    Bridger-Teton NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (DeMasters) to IMT 2 (Bird) occurred yesterday.15 miles East of Hoback, Timber.  Moderate fire behavior with group torching. Structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect. 31,169 acres. 84% contained. 290 personnel. 5 crews. 5 engines. 5 copters. $12.6M CTD. 1 structure lost. ~

Cold Fire (CA):  Off Hwy 128 / W of Pheasants Valley Rd / W of Winters in Yolo County.  Incident Cooperators:  Napa Co FD, Winters FPD, Dixon FPD, Vacaville FPD, North Bay IMT, CHP and Sheriff Offices from Napa Co, Solano Co and Yolo Co. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, creeping and backing. Structures threatened. Road and area closures in effect.  4,700 acres. 15% contained. 903 personnel.  21 crews. 96 engines. 8 copters.  $3.7M CTD. State lands. ~

Comet Fire (ID):   Salmon-Challis NF. 13 miles North of Salmon. Timber and short grass. Min fire behavior.  358 acres. 90% contained. 10 engines. 9 personnel. $1.3M CTD.. ~

Copper King Fire (MT):  Lolo NF.   IMT 2 (Thompson). 7 miles East of Thompson Falls, MT. Timber. . Moderate fire behavior. Residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  1286 acres. 0% contained.  383 personnel.  10 crews. 14 engines.  6 copters.  $1.8M CTD.  0 structures lost. ~

NEW | Eden #4 Fire (AZ):  Coconino NF. Forty-five miles southeast of Flagstaff, AZ. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday. 500 acres. 0% contained. 20 personnel.  2 engines. $25,000 CTD.  Forest Service. ~

NEW | Elk Fire (AZ):  ASF.  1887 acres.  100% contained.  28 personnel.  4 engines.  $55,000 CTD. Forest Service lands. ~

Fuller Fire (AZ):  Grand Canyon National Park.  14,541 acres. North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, near Point Imperial.  121 personnel.  Unknown containment status. ~

Night fires on the Fuller Fire (Flagstaff ICH)

Goose Fire (CA): Fresno Co. Off of Gooseberry Lane / Morgan Canyon, South of Prather.  Transfer of command from Cal Fire IMT 1 (Bravo) back to the local unit will occur today. Min fire activity.  2241 acres. 90% contained.  1294 personnel.  43 crews. 46 engines. 1 copter. $7.6M CTD. 9 structures destroyed.  ~

NEW | Hall Fire (SD):  314 acres. 100% contained. 3 Personnel.  1 Engine. $20,000 CTD. BIA unit. ~

NEWLY REPORTED | Hinson Road Fire (GA).  161 acres. 98% contained.  10 personnel.  2 engines. $35,000 CTD.  State lands. ~

Imperial Fire (AZ):  Imperial National Wildlife Refuge.  FWS. 14 miles North of Yuma. Brush, hardwood litter and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.  100 acres. 50% contained. 29 crews.  1 crew. 1 engine. $330,000 CTD. FWS. ~

Lava Mountain Fire (WY):  Shoshone NF.  Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching, spotting and creeping. Numerous structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  14,471 acres. 80% contained.  7 crews. 36 engines. 7 copters. $16.7M CTD.  ~

McGaffey Fire (NM):  Carson NF.  Camino Ranger District.  Started by lightning.  . ~

Modesto Fire (CA):  Near Hatch/Carpenter.  Vegetation Fire. Stanislaus County.  ~

North Tullock Fire (MT):  MT DNR. 2,720 acres.   20 miles SE of Custer. Timber and tall grass.  2,720 acres. 100% contained. 105 personnel. 1 crew. 11 engines. $770,000 CTD. ~

View of Fire from Mt Manuel

View of Soberanes Fire from Mt Manuel (Credit: Phil Hernandez)

NEW | Outlook Fire (WY):   Uinta/Wasatch-Cache NF.  25 miles South of Mountain View. Timber, heavy logging slash and brush. Moderate fire behavior with torching and creeping. Trail closures in effect. 187 acres. 0% contained.  1 engine. 8 personnel. $230,000 CTD. ~

NEW | Pine Hill Fire (AZ):  COF.  516 acres. 100% contained.  $20,000 CTD.  Forest Service lands.  ~

Pioneer Fire (ID):   Boise NF. IMT 1 (Lund). 5 miles North of Idaho City.  Timber.  Active fire behavior with group torching, spotting and running. Structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  50,478 acres. 27% contained. 43 crews. 52 engines. 10 copters. $21M CTD.  1489 personnel.  5 structures lost.

Poodle Fire (NV):   Winnemucca District, BLM. 20 miles NW of Gerlach. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 6,557 acres.  95% contained.  243 personnel. 8 crews. 6 engines. 2 copters. $1.6M CTD. 0 structures lost. ~

NEW | Porcupine Fire (UT):   Manti-Lasal NF. 16 miles NE of Salina, Timber. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching. 278 acres. 0% contained.  1 engine. 25 personnel. $20,000 CTD. ~

NEWLY REPORTED | Roaring Fire (ID):  Salmon-Challis NF. 31 miles NW of Salmon. Timber. Active fire behavior with short-range spotting, short crown runs and backing. Trail closures in effect. 1500 acres. 0% contained. 1 personnel.  $10,000 CTD. ~

Roaring Lion Fire (MT):    Bitterroot NF. IMT 1 (Poncin). 5 miles SW of Hamilton. Timber.. Moderate fire behavior with group and single tree torching. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, trail and area closures in effect7,753 acres. 15% contained. 735 personnel.  13 crews. 49 engines. 9 copters. 61 structures destroyed.  $3.4M CTD. ~

NEW | Rock Creek Fire (CA):  USFS – Inyo NF.  Rock Creek area, along lower Rock Creek Rd. 10 acres.  CHP traffic control area.  Need #Fire ID to get into area/access to the area. ~

NEWLY REPORTED | Rocky Peak Fire (ID):   Franklin County. 10 miles North of Preston. Brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Residences threatened. 950 acres. 80% contained. 7 engines. 65 personnel.  $70,000 CTD.~

Smoke plume as seen from June Lake Junction.

Smoke plume of fire burning sage on the Clark Fire. (Credit: Dave Marquart)

Sobranes Fire (CA):  Monterey County. Soberanes Creek, Garrapata State Park, north of Palo Colorado/Big Sur. 1 fatality. Cause is an illegal campfire. Unified Command w/CAL Fire – San Benito Monterey, USFS and Los Padres NF . Active fire behavior with torching, uphill runs and backing. Numerous residences threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect. 53,900 acres. 40% contained. 108 crews.  466 engines. 17 copters. 5533 personnel.  $72.8M CTD.  68 structures lost. ~

Tokewana Fire (WY):  Kemerer Field Office.  1,313 acres. Unita County. IMT 2 (Greer). 15 miles South of Mountain View. Timber, brush and short grass.  Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Road closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 1287 acres. 90% contained. 240 acres. 5 crews. 9 engines. 1 copter. 8 structures lost. $3.4M CTD. County Lands. ~

Tribal Fire (UT) :  Salt Lake Field Office, BLM. 25 miles SW  of Tooele.. Grass.   1829 acres. 100% contained. 16 personnel.  4 engines. $70,000 CTD. 0 structures lost. ~

Virginia Mountains Complex (NV):   (2 fires), Carson City District Office, BLM. IMT 2 (Roide). 40 miles N of Reno.  BLM lands. Moderate fire behavior with group torching, backing and smoldering. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 59,727 acres. 73% contained. 16 crews. 19 engines. 8 copters. 607 personnel. $7.3M CTD.  12 structures lost. ~

Whit Fire (WY):  Wyoming State Forestry.  20 miles west of Cody.  Timber, brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with running and flanking. Numerous structures threatened. Trail closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 9652 acres.  0% contained. 237 personnel.  8 crews. 13 engines. 7 copters. 8 structures destroyed.  $301,000 CTD. BLM lands. ~

Drone over the Cold Fire ground CAL Fire air resources today (Credit: CAL Fire)

 

NEW | Yellow Glow Fire (NM):  2000 acres. 100% contained. 22 personnel.  8 engines.  $4,000 CTD. State lands. ~

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NW Wildfires, New and Old | Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

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Blue Top Fire (Courtesy:  Inciweb)

Blue Top Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

ACTIVE FIRES

Blue Top Fire – Blue Pool Tamolitch Falls Rec area, Oregon – Burning along the McKenzie Rivers Trail along drainage with sheer cliffs, steep rock terrain.  50 acres. 59% contained. Start 7/27/2016 from an unknown cause (is under investigation). Type 3 IMT.  Resources include:  (2) Type 2 hand crews. (2) Type 1 hand crews. (2) engines. (1) dozer. (3) water tenders. (1) Type 3 helicopters. 143 personnel. ~

NEW | Buck Creek  Fire – Leavenworth, Washington.  Start 7/22/2016 @ 1200 hous.  USFS lands. Started by Lightning. Timber (grass & understory). 150 acres. 0% containment. In monitor patrol status. Progressing slowly to the NW. Rain has fallen over the fire ground. ~

Bybee Creek – 18 miles NE of Prospect / Crater Lake National Park – 720 acres. 13% contained. Timber.  872 acres.  12% contained.  377 personnel.  Active fire behavior with creeping, torching, spotting.  PNW2 assumed command at 0600 on 8/4/2016. Ash was reported @ 1800 hours this evening to be falling in nearby community in Rim Village.  This is due to a predicted wind shift occurring.  Increased fire activity on the Northern flank but not on the Eastern side. Fire is holding within control lines.  ~

NEW | Foothills Fire – Douglas County, West of Beebe Bridge.  On river side of Orondo, Washington.  500 acres. 0% contained. Fire mob requested. 3 alarm brush fire. 1 brush truck and 1 tender from Cashmere FD requested and was enroute.  Level 1/2 evacuations of Browns Canyon in effect. Fire reported @ 1501 PDT that smoke could be seen from Pepper Canyon. Fire crews were dispatched to Brush fire on Rd Q NW in Waterville in Douglas County. ~

Halfway Fire – 25 miles west of Naches, Washington – 75 acres. 40% contained. 240 personnel.  ~

Kewa Fire – Ferry County / Colville Indian Reservation, Colville, Washington – Start 8/2/2016. Colville Agency, BIA. IMT 2 (Goff). 375 personnel.  1,845 acres. 15% contained. ~

North Touchet Fire – 25 miles NE of Walla Walla, Washington –  Minimal fire behavior.  536 acres.  85% contained.  156 personnel.  3 crews.  30 engines. $545,000 CTD.  State lands. ~

NEWLY REPORTED | Olympia National Park (4 fires), Washington – 

Godkin Fire  – 25 miles South of Port Angeles along the Elwha River. Reported 7/25/2016. 90 acres. Elevation 3500ft.

Hayes Fire – 20 miles south of Port Angeles on a ridgeline between the Lost River and Hayes River. 5000″ elevation. 150 acres. ~

Ignar Fire – Approximately 22 miles northeast of Lake Quinault – 1/2 ac.  2400″ elevation. Start 7/29/2016. ~

Cox Valley Fire –  Approximately 12 miles south of Port Angeles, near PJ Lake north of Obstruction Point Ridge.  Reported 7/28/2016. 4200″ elevation. 10 acres.~.

Rail Fire- 10 miles SW of Unity, Oregon – Wallowa – Wallowa NF. IMT2. Burning National Forest system with some spotting on private lands. Start 7/31/2016 from unknown cause.  6,543 acres. 5% contained. 525 personnel.  Break in weather allowed fire crews to make good progress.  ~ Call-in Public Information Conference to be held on Friday, August 6, 2016 @ 1700 hours (5pm).  Call this phone #1-888-844-9904 and use access code #2651088#.  Questions will be answered by email to RAILWILDFIRE@gmail.com after the conference is over. ~

Range 12 Fire – Near Sunnyside, Washington – 176,600 acres.  95% contained. 71 total personnel- 8 Engines, 1 Camp Crew. Resources excess to the operational needs are continuing to be released to other fires or return home. Resources remaining in the Type 4 organization include 5 engines plus several fire managers.  Fire crews continue to do fire patrolling. ~

Snake River Fire – Near Colton and 12 miles South of Pullman in Whitman County, Washington.  Brush and tall grass. The fire is being fought on both sides of the river – the Garfield county side to the south, and Whitman county to the north. The fire is approximately 10 miles northeast of Pomeroy, WA, 11,000 acres. 30% contained. 393 personnel.  Hand crews. Air resources assigned.  ~

SR 17 Fire / Road 10 Fire – SR 17 NB @ Milepost 60, Between Moses Lake and Ephrata, Washington – Started 8/2/2016 @ 1500 hours. 7 miles North of Moses Lake. Burning in heavy sage and grass.  1 house destroyed. 100% contained. 30 personnel.  Fire resources still on-scene.  Incident Cooperators:  Grant County Fire Districts 5 and 15, Grant Co PUD, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol Fire Marshall’s Office, US Bureau of Reclamation and Grant County Port Authority. ~

Weigh Station Fire – 13 miles SE of Pendleton, Near Meacham, Oregon. Near I84 Milepost 228 @ Emigrant Hill. Timber and brush. 688 acres. 80% contained. 316 personnel.  IMT3 transitioning to smaller IMT4 on Friday.  Mop-up and rehabbing of dozer lines in progress..  ~

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