TX Reeling From Post-Storm Affects – 2

POST SUMMARY State of Texas, known as The Lone Star State was hit extremely hard from by a Category 4 Hurricane (Harvey) that made landfall late evening on Friday, August 25, 2017.  It was downgraded to a Category 2 later but not before the storm unleashed its fury of downpours.  

This storm is due to produce ever more water than the areas can even hold flooding structures, infrastructures, threatening the State’s economy.    The storm reached its peak intensity slamming into Rockport sustaining much of the extreme amount of damage.  Many parts of the State have been devastated beyond recognition.

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” It is the first time since 9/11 that all 28 FEMA Urban SAR teams have been mobilized.”

– Jeff Stern, VA State DEM Coordinator

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DISTRESS CALLS

Call 9-1-1.  The US Coast Guard says do not report Distress calls over Social Media. You must report by calling 911.  Keep trying until you get through.

EVACUATIONS

Rosenburg, TX.  Mandatory evacuations for homes on Huntington Road. Unknown if bridge into area will hold as river levels are rising. Bridge is only escape out of area. (Posted by RPD 2202 Hours CDT). 

Bay City, TX. Mayor announces entire City is under a mandatory evacuation by 1300  hours on Monday, 8/28/2017, due to 10-foot flood expected. https://www.facebook.com/footstepsforthefallen/posts/645510148987649

Sugar Land, TX. Two LIDs are under mandatory evacuations. http://abc13.com/judge-mandatory-evacuations-for-two-sugar-land-lids/2349438/

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As of Aug 27, 2017,  there is NO evacuation orders in place for the City of Pearland. (This was fake news)

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(Credit: Rosenberg PD)

RESCUE TIPS

What to Do to Be Rescued.  The USCG is urging residents, people to be rescued to call the Houston # at 281-464-(4851) or (4852) or (4853) or (4854) or (4855).  Get on your roofs.  Tips:  Stay calm; don’t panic. Don’t go to the attic as rescuers cannot see you. Get to high ground immediately. Mark the roof to be seen from the air. Wave sheets, towels to be noticed.

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Houston 911 received 56,000 calls (from 2200 hours Saturday, 8/26/2017 through 0100 hours on Sunday, 8/27/2017).  During an average day, they usually handle about 8,000 calls.  

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

No Drones in Disaster Recovery Zones.  TX Military Department has seen a rise of

Drone operators trying to get in on some action of their own, but did you know that it is extremely dangerous for those on the ground and in the air?  Did you know it is illegal and can not only net you a ticket, but some hefty jail time? It is true.  Here are some of the problems and where rescuers are working.

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FAA, DOD asking people not to fly drones in and around Houston, TX.  There have been reports of close calls by pilots.

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CLOSURES

WB I-10. Westbound I-10 being closed at mile marker 655 or about 40 miles east of Seguin due to flooding. (TxDOT – Yoakum)

Ben Taub Hospital, MD Anderson. Shutdown as of 1913 hours CDT.  These are the two trauma hospitals in the City.

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As of 0600 Hours CDT 8/27/2017, Houston TranStar logged 174 high-water road closures in the area. This included I-10, I-45, I-610, I-69, US 290, TX 225, TX 288,  Beltway 8 and TX 3 in Galveston, Texas.

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HOW TO HELP

Volunteers Needed.  City of Dallas, TX.  http://www.voly.org/join/index.html

Boats Needed.  Houston Police Department.  Call 713-881-3100.

Blood Donations. Austin hospitals need blood donations at We Are Blood, A Blood  Center in Central Texas.  https://weareblood.org/

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 Social media rumors tell of hundreds dead, thousands of rooftop rescues and millions of people stranded is #FakeNews. 

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SAFETY

Boil Water Alert.  City of Corpus Christi is under a WATER BOIL ALERT. Do not drink the water. Caused due to the Storm’s destruction. Effective 8/25/2017, until further notice.

American Red Cross.  Safe and Well.  Register today so your loved ones can find you, or use as a way to find those who may be missing.  https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php

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Turn Around, Don’t Drown campaign is critical in saving lives more than ever. 

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Facebook Safety Check.  Activated for this event. Log in to your Facebook page and register ASAP.  https://www.facebook.com/safetycheck/hurricane-harvey-aug24-2017/about/

Emergency Alerts.  Sign up for Pearland, TX Residential Alerts here –> https://www.pearlandtx.gov/residents/get-connected/e-alerts  Government offices currently shutdown on 8/28/2017 and 8/29/2017 with a possibility of longer says their website.

Wading Through Flood WatersAVOID DRIVING, WALKING through flood waters.  6 inches of swiftly moving water can knock an adult over.  (NWS Houston)

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Incident Cooperators are those who act as Partners and as in this State of Emergency – work together on Federal, State and Local levels to ensure resources are able to assist the area’s needs of the government, its people, property and its communities. Due to the vast amount of resources, we apologize ahead of time if we missed anyone!

American Red Cross.  100’s of volunteers are/have traveled all over the U.S. to lend their time, talents and compassion to victims and evacuees. 

LA Cajun Navy.  State of Louisiana sending the LA Cajuna Navy. 

TX Governor Greg Abbott  

Houston OEM

Houston PD.  SWAT team conducted several hundred high-water rescues and were still actively searching and conducting more rescue operations. (1713 CDT)

(Credit: Houston PD)

INTF-1 HAZMAT Support.  Indiana Task Force 1 arriving in Katy (near Houston), TX. (1834 PDT)

LAFD TF1.  70 members en route says LAFD Fire Chief Terrazas.

MA-TF1.  A FEMA Task Force is en route from Massachussetts and will soon joining others. (1810 PDT)

Miami-Dade Fire.  FL-TF1 en route to Texas to assist with SAR effects in affected areas.

(Credit: MDFR)

National Guard.  Multiple military trucks, Humvees and other vehicles that can tread water were seen driving down City streets.

New Jersey.  SAR crews were deployed.

FDNY – NYPD USAR NY TF1.  The Joint FDNY and NYPD USAR NY Task Force-1 deployed earlier today.

(Credit: FDNY)

PA TF-1.  40 members.  Leaving the PA Fire Academy and heading to South Texas.  (1917 PDT)

Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies.  Hotline setup for people with Disabilities. 800-626-4959.

Sacramento Fire.  USAR TF7 sends 14-member water rescue team.  Crews drove 2,000 miles to their destination.

Salvation Army.  Previously shipped extra pallets of water and food on 8/23/2017.

Save The Children.  Setting up Child Friendly Spaces in evacuation shelters to help kids and families.  DONATIONS. Text “HURRICANE” to 2022 to donate $25 to the “Save the Children’s Hurricane Harvey  Relief Fund”.

TX State, Emergency Management Department Is the main hub of activity that will coordinate Federal, State and local resources pouring into their State.

US Coast Guard Heartland.  The USCG is urging residents, people to be rescued to call the Houston # at 281-464-(4851) or (4852) or (4853) or (4854) or (4855).  Get on your roofs.  Tips:  Stay calm; don’t panic. Don’t go to the attic as rescuers cannot see you. Get to high ground immediately. Mark the roof to be seen from the air. Wave sheets, towels to be noticed.

USCG makes sure no Family member is left behind. Rescuing pets and their people. (Credit: USCG Heartland)

WA TF1 Urban SAR.  FEMA team from Pierce County, Washington State is sent to assist along with other FEMA units.

SHELTERS

American Red Cross Shelters.  Shelter Locator here –> http://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter?utm_source=arctwitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=harvey

Harris County, TX.  Compiled list of open shelters. http://readyharris.org/News-Information/Ready-Harris-News/Post/26637

Katy ISD.  The Morton Ranch HS (MRHS) located at 21000 Franz  Road 77449 and the Cinco Ranch HS (CRHS) located at 23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd, both in Katy, TX will be opening at 0730 CDT on Monday.  They will be offering shelter, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to those in need.  DONATIONS of blankets, pillows, towels will be accepted at either High School beginning at 0730 hours.  SOCIAL MEDIA Channels are Katy ISD “OnTheGo” app. Website:  www.Katyisd.org.  Twitter:  @katyisd 

 

WEATHER TRACKERS

Storm Surge Tracker.  The NWS  created the first-ever operational storm surge watch. Twitter @NHC_Surge. https://twitter.com/NHC_Surge/status/900376620543823872 Shows the current conditions. 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

There are multitudes of photos, storm images and other unimaginative descriptions of what those are truly seeing, hearing and experiencing.  We will share with you what they are feeling, see and what they are hearing.  Some photos are copyrighted so we will try to explain the best way we can as to what is being posted out there in the Social Media world.

(Credit: USCG Heartland)

USCG Heartland.  Sector Corpus Christi IMD members assess damage in Port Aransas, TX. 

Disaster Assistance & Recovery Info.  The City of Austin (TX) Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management have a wealth of info.  Go to their site here –>  http://austintexas.gov/help (8/26/2017 @ 0417 CDT

Gas Prices.  National news media reporting gas prices are set to spike due to #HurricaneHarvey wreaks havoc on our vital energy facilities.  It is time to focus on rescues and saving lives.  This something that can easily be put back on the back burner.

Roadblocks.  I-10 freeway is now closed due to heavy flooding. Police are using multiple cruiser to keep motorists out of harm’s way.  A photo by a news media outlet shows mostly semis (approximately 8 semi rigs across and unknown how long the back-up is but there is no getting off this freeway by turning around.

Pet Rescues.  Social media reporting dog rescues are coming in at 60 per hour. 

Countries Pray for  Our U.S. Texas.  Canadian President: “Canadians are keeping the people of Texas in our thoughts – we’re ready to offer any assistance needed to help recover from this disaster.” – Justin Trudeau

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/27/2017 

Hurricane Harvey Slams into Texas – 1

Post Summary | A Category 4 Hurricane has slammed into the United States with a direct hit to the State of Texas. Many in Texas began preparation as early as August 23, 2017.

This post will be the first of many to come with us gleaning information from all over Social Media, news media, government sites and other additional countless sources.

We are posting by the date of when the information/storm details and other news was reported.  At the bottom of each update we will put the current publishing date and time.

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We are thinking of our friends in the Texas and those in the direct path where Harvey is due to impact.  Please heed all evacuation orders and listen to First Responders/Agencies helping with various resources.

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EOC / PARTNERS

TX State, Emergency Management Department.  State spends the day together to ensure State and Federal partners are ready to support to local partners. (8/23/2017)

Salvation Army.  Disaster Response delivers an additional 13 pallets of water and 10 pallets of clean-up kits for staging. (8/23/2017)

Local resources.  People gather together to fill sandbags. (8/24/2017)

ALERTS!

Pets Alive:  Austin Pets Alive are seeking foster families for evacuated pets arrival.  See news story here — > http://www.statesman.com/lifestyles/pets/austin-pets-alive-seeks-foster-families-after-evacuated-pets-arrive/TxRup2za5M9cB0qbZJJ7mI/ .

National Weather Service (NWS) of Houston, TX:  Flash Flood Warning for Lake Jackson, Freeport and Clute, TX.  https://twitter.com/NWSHouston/status/901344176301801472 (8/26/2017)

City of Corpus Christi:  City is under a WATER BOIL ALERT. Do not drink the water. Caused due to Storm’s destruction. (8/25/2017)

RESOURCES

Disaster Assistance & Recovery Info.  The City of Austin (TX) Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management have a wealth of info.  Go to their site here –> http://austintexas.gov/help (8/26/2017 @ 0417 CDT)

Facebook Safety Check:  Activated for this event. Log in to your Facebook page and register ASAP. (8/26/2017)

National Weather Service:  created the first-ever operational storm surge watch. Twitter @NHC_Surge. https://twitter.com/NHC_Surge/status/900376620543823872 Shows the current conditions. (8/23/2017)

Media:  Text messages will go through when calls won’t.  It will free up space for emergency communication. (8/24/2017)

EVACUATIONS  

Shelters:  Do not require you to show proof of ID. (8/25/2017)

News Media:  Island Campus students are ordered to evacuate/leave campus.  Required to be off campus by 0700 hours CDT.  Move-in day was supposed to be on 8/24/2017 but has since been postponed due to the incoming hurricane. (8/23/2017) 

News Media:  Pleas from posters ask pet owners not to leave pets tied up outside or leave them outside. (8/24/2017)

Twitter Poster:  RVs seen evacuating on ferries out of the Port Aransas area. (8/24/2017)

WEATHER

News Media:  WIND has been downgraded only.  There is due to be catastrophic & historic flooding that will continue for days even after the Storm has left the area.

News Media:  Rain has begun in Bexar County.  Heaviest will be to the SE. (8/25/2017 @ 0355 hours)

News Media:  Up to possible 10″ of rain in parts of Texas so far from the Storm.  (8/26/2017 @ 0359 hours)

News Media:  Rainbands reaching the TX coastline. (8/26/2017 / 0353 hours CDT)

News Media:  Storm was at a Cat4 made landfall on 8/25/2017.  Now down to a strong Cat2 but flooding threat is just beginning.   Reports of 25 mi NNW of Rockport, TX.  Moving NW at 6 mph.  Max winds @ 110 mph.  Min Pressure is at 954 mb. (8/26/2017 / 0352 hours CDT)

This is what a Cat4 Hurricane looks like in space. Credit: NASA

NWS of Lake Charles.  Current weather conditions in Miami, FL.  Storm weakening over land but water levels are still rising. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCUAT4+shtml/260758.shtml (8/26/2017)

Twitter Poster:  As of 0300 hours CDT.  Rockport, TX (25 mil NNW).  Victoria, TX (35 miles SSW).  (8/26/2017)

Corpus Christi Visitor Center:  Map released showing hurricane due to hit landfall on Mexico at 1000 hours CDT on Wednesday; to impact parts of Texas and Louisiana around 1000 hours CDT on  8/26/2017. (8/23/2017)  

News Media:  Map released of Houston, TX about to get poured upon this weekend and early next week.  Some rain projections of up to 36″ of rain! (8/23/2017)

Twitter Poster:  Weather predictions for TX are also affecting Costa Rica with high chances of rain. (8/23/2017)

EYEWITNESS REPORTS

Twitter Poster:  Rain was supposed to hit on 8/25/2017 @ 1900  hours with renewed time at 0300 hours.  Current time 0339 hours. No rain. (8/26/2017 / 0349 CDT)

News Media:   Residents at the Rockport (City of) Senior housing complex have been rescued. (8/25/2017 / 2300 CDT)

News Media:  Tornado damage in Sargent, TX. (8/25/2017)

Twitter Poster:  Tide begins to rise on an empty beach North of Bob Hall Pier. (8/24/2017)

News Media:   Water already rising into the barge docks across from the American Bank Center. (8/24/2017)

News Media:   A General Surgeon stays behind while his family flies out of the Corpus Christi airport. (8/24/2017)

Twitter Poster:  Raining then stopped at the University of Houston. (8/23/2017)

SOCIAL MEDIA  

News Media:  162,000  – 200,000 people in Corpus Christi without power and clean water.

Twitter Poster:  We will ride out this storm and it will be flooded all over Corpus Christi.  We will still end up with (water) restrictions. (8/23/2017)

Ignoring the Evacuation Order:  Some people have decided to ignore the evacuation order and now, some say – they did not know this was going to come and are stuck in their homes, businesses and other structures.

Thank you for reading our post.   Our next update will be later in the day on Saturday.

 

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/26/2017 @ 0230 PDT

NW ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 25 2017

POST SUMMARY  – The Flounce Fire that was burning in SW Oregon has been fully contained and is said to be out.  No more updates are being provided on this wildfire.

No new wildfires were reported overnight, which is a great sign showing fire crews, support personnel, air resources and additional equipment brought in are starting to show their tireless efforts are starting to pay off.

Here is our recap for Friday, August 25, 2017.

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AMERICAN FIRE  – 11 miles West of Cliffdell

Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  Started 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. #AmericanFire

8/25/2017:    Active fire behavior with backing and group torching. 193 acres.  0% contained. 110 homes still threatened.  16 personnel. 4 engines. Evacuations in effect.  Estimated containment is 10/1/2017. $165,000 CTD.

8/25/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing and group torching. Homes threatened. Evacuations are in effect.

8/24/2017:   174 aces. 0% contained. Active fire behavior with backing and group torching. 16 personnel. 4 engines. 110 structures threatened. $142,000 CTD.

8/23/2017:  131 acres. 0% contained. 110 homes threatened. 16 personnel. 4 engines. Estimated containment 10/1/2017. $100,000 CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching. Homes threatened. 129 acres. 8% contained. 16 personnel. 4 engines. $75,000 CTD.

BRIDGE CREEK FIRE – 12 miles NE of Keller

USDI BIA – Colville Agency. Started 8/9/2017. Type 2 IMT, NW Team 6. Lightning caused. Timber, tall grass and light logging slash. #BridgeCreekFire

8/25/2017:  Type 2 recycling will occur on Saturday, 8/26/2017. 2,670 acres. 33% containment.  Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and torching.  514 personnel. 12 crews, 24 engines and 4 helos. $8.5 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  2,640 acres.  33% contained. Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and torching. 515 personnel. 12 crews, 23 engines, 4 helos. $7.8 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Transfer from Type 2 IMT to new IMT 2 on 8/26/2017.  Active fire behavior with flanking, torching and uphill runs. 2,640 acres. 29% contained.  478  personnel. 10 crews, 3 helos and 23 engines. $7 Million CTD.

8/22/2017: Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching. 2,275 acres. 29% contained. 454 personnel. 9 crews, 22 engines and 3 helos.  $6.4 Million CTD. Estimated containment is 8/31/2017.

CHETCO FIRE –  16 miles West of Selma, OR

Kalmiopsis Wilderness on the Rogue River – Siskiyou NF.  USFS. Lightning caused. Start 7/12/2017. Timber, brush. #ChetcoFire

Chetco Bar Fire August 20 2017

8/25/2017:  Transfer from Type 2 IMT and NIMO to a Type 1 IMT will take place on Saturday, 8/26/2017.  Moderate fire behavior with backing and creeping.

8/24/2017:  Type 1 IMT (PNW 3) assume command (Unified Command) with CFPA and OR State Fire Marshal on Saturday morning.  99,944 acres. 0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. 1,174 personnel. 21 crews, 118 engines, 8 helos. 25 structures lost. 809 non-residential commercial/50 minor structures threatened. 1 home and 8 minor structures damaged. $7.8 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Minimal fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. 97,758 acres. 0% contained. 3368 homes, 50 minor structures, threatened/ 1 home, 8 minor structures damaged/ 5 homes, 19 minor structures destroyed. 1,078  personnel. 21 crews, 6 helos and 106 engines. 24 structures lost. $5 Million CTD.

8/22/2017: Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. Fire has made significant movement during the last 48 hours. Level 3 evacuation orders in effect for 3,000 homes beginning at the intersection of Carpenterville Road and Hwy 101, North to the Pistol River and from the Pacific Ocean East. Additionally, residence above Da-Tone Road3,368 homes, 50 minor structures threatened with 3 already destroyed.  91,551 acres. 0% contained. 788 personnel. 11 crews, 90 engines and 9 helos. $4 Million CTD

8/20/2017:  70,000 acres. 14% contained.  750 homes/50 minor threatened.  2 homes/1 minor destroyed. Type 2 IMT w/NIMO shadowing as of 8/19/2017. UC: NIMO, Type2 IMT and Coos Fire Protection Association. 280 personnel. 6 crews. 3 helos and 12 engines.

DANNER FIRE – 8 miles NE of Arock, OR

Vale District – BLM.  Brush and tall grass. Newly reported overnight. #DannerFire

8/25/2017:  534 acres. 100% containment.  31 Personnel.   4 engines. 2  helos.  Sage habitat threatened.  $100,000 CTD.

8/24/2017:  750 acres. 40% contained.  Moderate fire behavior with wind-driven runs. 33 personnel. 4 engines, 2 helos. $250,000 CTD.

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE – 27 miles NNW of Winthrop

Start 7/23/2016.  Cause unknown and under investigation.  Timber, brush. Unknown cause and is under investigation. 1 home and 2 minor structures destroyed. 1 minor structure damaged. #DiamondCreekFire

8/25/2017: 31,555 acres. 59% contained.  228 personnel. 5 crews, 8 engines and 2 helos. 3 homes and 2 minor structures are still threatened. $7.4 Million CTD.

8/23: Active fire behavior with torching, running and flanking. 31,555 acres. 55% contained. 3 homes, 2 minor structures threatened. 1 home and 2 minor structures lost. 1 minor structure damaged. 317 personnel. 9 crews, 2 helicopters and 8 engines. 3 structures lost. $6.9 Million CTD.

8/22:  Active fire behavior with torching, backing and flanking. Structures under threat. 4 homes lost.  30,581 acres. 40% contained. 328 personnel. 9 crews, 10 engines, 2 helos. $6.6 Million CTD.

8/20:  30,524 acres. 27% contained. 1 home/1 minor structures destroyed. 1 minor damaged. 3 homes/3  minor threatened. 382 personnel. 10 crews, 2 helos and 18 engines.

FALCON COMPLEX – 25 miles East of Tiller, OR

Type 2 IMT, NW Team 8.  Started 8/8/2017. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. 15 fires. Largest Double Buck Fire, Paradise Fire, Upper Ash Fire. #FalconComplex

Smoke lingers over Skookum Pond near the Double Buck Fire on the Falcon Complex, Tiller Ranger District

PC: Brett Brown/via Inciweb

8/25/2017:  (4) fires. Recycling of the Type 2 IMT teams on Saturday, 8/26/2017.  3,400 acres. 50% contained.  Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and short-range spotting. Homes threatened. 544 personnel. 12 crews, 29 engines and 6 helos. $8.4 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  (15) fires.  Upper Ash Flat/1,979 acres, Double Buck Fire/570 acres, Paradise Fire/403 acres and Pup Fire/136 acres.  3,350 acres. 25% contained. Active fire behavior with flanking, spotting and single-tree torching.  494 personnel. 10 crews, 26 engines, 6 helos 5 homes, 15 minor structures threatened. $7.8 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and short-range spotting. 3,300 acres. 20% contained. 5 homes, 15 minor structures threatened. 499 personnel. 10 crews, 6 helos and 25 engines. Upper Ash Flat/1971 acres, Double Buck/532 acres and Paradise/382 acres. $7.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  3,100 acres. 18% contained. 493 personnel. 10 crews, 23 engines and 6 helos.  5 homes and 15 minor structures are being threatened. 489 personnel. 10 crews, 23 engines and 6 helicopters. Estimated containment status is 8/30/2017. $6.5 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  2,200 acres. 17% contained. 491 personnel. 10 crews, 22 engines and 4 helicopters. Upper Ash Flat (1,316 acres), Double Buck Fire 9304 acres) and Paradise Fire (291 acres) are largest of 15 fires.

HIGH CASCADES COMPLEX – 9 miles NE of Prospect, OR

Started 8/12/2017. Type 1 IMT team. #HighCascadesComplex

National Guard Geared Up for the High Cascades Complex August 16, 2017

National Guard fire crews.

8/25/2017:  (3) fires. Active fire behavior with creeping, short-range spotting and single-tree torching. Homes threatened. 13,655 acres. 60% contained. 499 personnel. 11 crews, 4 engines and 4 helos. $35.4 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:   Made up of Spruce Lake Fire/5,360 acres, Blanket Creek Fire/6,690 acres.  Also managing Broken Lookout Fire/818 acres, Sherwood Fire/71 acres and smaller fires.  12,981 acres. 60% containment.  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching.  473 personnel. 11 crews, 1 engine, 4 helos. . $26.5 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  IMT 1 to IMT2 will happen on 8/24/2017.  Moderate fire behavior with creeping smoldering and single-tree torching. 12,181 acres. 68% contained. Cause still under investigation. 486 personnel. 11 crews, 5 helicopters and 1 engine. Spruce Lake/5360 acres, Blanket Creek Fire/5889 acres. Being managed by this Complex along with Silent/2 acres, Butte/5 acres, Broken Lookout/818 acres, Roundtop/10 acres, Needle/8 acres, Sherwood/71 acres.  Smaller fires. $27 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with spotting and torching.  Spruce Creek Fire (5,360 acres), and Blanket Creek Fire (5,889 acres).  Smaller fires include:  Silent Fire (2 acres), Butte Fire (5 acres), Broken Lookout (818 acres), Roundtop Fire (10 acres), Needle Fire (8 acres), Sherwood Fire (71 acres).  12,163 acres. 68% containment.  451 personnel.  9 crews, 9 engines and 5 helos. Estimated containment is 8/31/2017. $26.8 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  11,246 acres. 61% contained. Spruce Creek/5350 acres, Silent Fire/2 acres, Blanket Creek Fire/5686 acres, Bute Fire/5 acres. Broken Lookout Fire/125 acres, Roundtop Fire/10 acres, Needle Fire/8 acres, Sherwood Fire/65 acres. 897 personnel. 27 crew, 17 engines and 6 helos.

HORSE CREEK COMPLEX –  7 miles South of Belnap Springs, OR

Start 8/21/2017. Timber.Cause unknown/under investigation. Timber litter, timber, light logging slash. USDA Forest Service #HorseCreekComplex

8/25/2017:  Multiple fires.  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and single-tree torching. 966 acres. 0% contained.  Homes threatened. 231 personnel. 8 crews, 5 engines. $811,000 CTD.

8/24/2017:   902 acres. 0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching.  231 personnel. 8 crews, 5 engines. 770 mixed commercial/homes threatened. $183,000 CTD.

8/23/2017:  NEW!  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolate torching. 894 acres. 0% contained. 231 personnel. 8 crews, 5 engines. 770 mixed commercial/residential structures. This includes Separation, Avenue, Roney, Olallie Lookout Fires. Along with Whitewater and Rebel fires. $1,000 CTD.

Avenue Fire – 3 miles SE of McKenzie Bridge

8/25/2017:  81 acres. Burning in rugged terrain above Avenue Creek. Minimal fire behavior. Crews working to improve control fire lines.

Ollalie Fire

8/25/2017:  155 acres.   Confined to the Three Sisters Wilderness.

Separation Fire – Substitute Point, OR

Started 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. Timber (Litter and understory). USDA Forest Service. 0 resources.  Formerly called Three Sisters Central Fire.  #SeparationFire

8/25/2017:  343 acres. 0% contained.  0 resources.  $1,000 CTD. Confined to Three Sisters Wilderness.

8/22/2017:  300 acres. 0% containment. 0 resources assigned. $1,000 CTD.  Estimated containment is 10/31/2017.

Roney Fire

8/25/2017:  323 acres.  Confined to the Three Sisters Wilderness.

Pete Fire

8/25/2017:  19 acres.  Confined to the Three Sisters Wilderness.

Rebel Fire – 13 miles South of McKenzie Bridge, OR

Crews perform burnout operations on the Rebel Fire, utilizing existing roads and sprinkler systems to contain the fire.

Burning 13 miles East of Detroit in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness and adjacent national forest lands. Started unknown. USDA Forest Service. Started 8/4/2017. Cause unknown.   I  Estimated containment status is 9/30/2017. #RebelFire

8/25/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and with single-tree torching. 2,758 acres. 17% contained. 65 personnel. 2 crews, 3 engines. $3.3 Million CTD.

French Fire 

8/25/2017:  No heat or fire activity.  In patrol status by aircraft.

Little Devil Fire – SE towards the Whitewater Fire

8/25/2017:  Burning away from the Breitenbush area. 2 acres.

INDIAN CREEK FIRE – Eagle Creek Trail System, OR

Started 7/4/2017. Under investigation. USDA Forest Service. #IndianCreekFire

An aerial view looking southeast at the Indian Creek Fire, showing a moderate amount of smoke rising from a dense stand of trees. This is more smoke than seen in recent pictures.

8/24/2017: 393 acres. 10% contained. 39 personnel. 1 crew. 2 helicopters. Estimated containment date is 9/30/2017.

8/23/2017:  113 acres. 10% contained. 40 personnel. 1 crew, 2 helos.  Warming and drying trend this week.

8/22/2017:  83 acres. 10% contained. Timber (Litter and understory). 42 personnel. 1 crew and 2 helicopters. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017.

8/20/2017:  83 acres. 10% contained. 47 personnel. 1 crew and 2 helos. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017

JOLLY MOUNTAIN FIRE – 13 miles NW of Cle Elum, WA

Fire is located about 2 miles inside the Tenaway IRA. 8/11/2017 start date. Lightning caused.  Timber. #JollyMountainFire

8/25/2017:  Type 2 IMT recycling on Saturday, 8/26/2017.  Extreme fire behavior with backing, flanking and uphill runs. 1,735 acres. 0% containment. Structures are still threatened. Evacuations in effect. 326 personnel. 6 crews, 8 engines and 1 helo. $3.5 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  1,208 acres. 0% contained.  Extreme fire behavior with backing, flanking and uphill runs. Very active on Wednesday. 323 personnel. 6 crews, 10 engines, 1 helo. 1,385 homes, 13 mixed commercial/homes, 1403 minor structures threatened.  $3.1 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing and short-range spotting. 1,208 acres. 0% containment.  1385 homes, 13 mixed commercial/homes + 1403 minor structures are threatened. 320  personnel. 6 crews, 1 helo and 10 engines.  $2.9 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing and torching. 1,385 homes, 13 mixed commercial/residential and 1,403 minor structures are under threat.  Campgrounds, commercial buildings and a high visitation rec area with major trail head and critical habitat are threatened.  638 acres. 0% contained. 301 personnel. 5 crews, 10 engines, 2 helos. $2.7 Million CTD.

8/20/2017: 585 acres, 0% contained. 1385 homes/13 mixed homes/commercial and 1403 minor structures threatened. 281 personnel.  4 crews, 5 helos and 10 engines.

JONES FIRE – 10 miles NE of Lowell, OR

8/10/2017 started. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. IMT2, NW Team. Timber and grass. #JonesFire

Jones Fire 8-19

8/25/2017:  Type 2 recycling on Saturday, August 26, 2017.  5,536 acres. 6% contained.  Active fire behavior with running, torching and flanking.  Structures threatened. 647 personnel. 20 crews, 23 engines, 2 helos. 1 structure lost. $6.6 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  5,530 acres. 25% contained. Active fire behavior with running, torching and flanking. 613 personnel. 18 crews, 24 engines, 2 helos. 1 structure lost. 4 homes, 1 minor structure threatened.  $6 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Transfer of command Type 2 IMT to a new one on 8/26/2017. Active fire behavior with running, torching, flanking. 5,462 acres. 18% contained. 582 personnel. 17 crews, 2 helos and 24 engines.  4 homes plus 1 minor structure threatened. 1 minor structure destroyed. 1 structure lost. $5.1 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with torching, spotting and short crown runs. 4 homes and 1 minor structures threatened. 1 structure lost.  5,539 acres. 15% contained. 603 personnel. 18 crews, 21 engines and 2 helos.

8/20/2017:  4959 acres. 10% containment.  4 homes and 1 minor structure threatened. 558 personnel. 17 crews, 2 helicopters and 15 engines. Estimated containment 10/31/2017.

MILLER COMPLEX – 17 miles East of Cave Junction, OR

Started 8/14/2017. Lightning caused. Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. IMT Type 2, CA Team 2. Made up of 20 individual fires.  USDA.  #MillerComplex

Seattle Fire.

8/25/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, backing and creeping. 14,065 acres. 46% contained. Structures threatened. 598 personnel. 14 crews, 22 engines. $5.4 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  20 fires.  Burnt Peak Fire/3,050 acres. Seattle Fire/1,942 acres, Abney Fire/2,508 acres, Cook Fire/998 acres and Creedence Fire/2,700 acres. 11,348 acres. 33% contained. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, backing and creeping. 575 personnel. 14 crews, 22 engines. 14 homes, 5 minor structures threatened.  $4.7 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  5 fires. IMT Type 1 & IMT Type 2.  Moderate fire behavior with running, backing and creeping. 11,023 acres. 11% contained. 541 personnel. 13 crews, 22 engines. 14 homes, 5 minor structures threatened.20 fires. Burnt Peak/3050 acres, Seattle/1898 acres, Abney/2235 acres, Cook/998 acres and Creedence/2691 acres. $3.9 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, backing and creeping. Homes threatened.  9,706 acres. 11% contained. 487 personnel. 12 crews, 23 engines. $3.3 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  7874 acres. 4% containment.  14 homes/5 minor structures threatened. Includes: Burnt Peak Fire/1524 acres, Creedence Fire/1571 acres, Abney Fire/1178 acres, Seattle Fire/833 acres and 19 add’l smaller fires. 432 personnel. 9 crews, 20 engines. Estimated containment 9/30/2017.

MILLI FIRE – 9 West of Sisters, OR

Burning along 16 Road (South of).  Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. Located in Three Sisters Wilderness and about 1.5 miles SW of Black Crater Lake. Timber. IMT1 (SW Team / OSF Green Team) Estimated containment date is 101/2017. #MilliFire

torching tree

8/25/2017:  Type 1 IMT. 12,809 acres. 32% contained. Moderate fire behavior with short-range spotting, isolated torching and backing. 673 personnel. 12 crews, 28 engines and 3 helos. Evacuations in effect. $8.2 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:   12,457 acres. 32% contained. Moderate fire behavior with short-range spotting, isolated torching and backing.  673 personnel. 12 crews, 28 engines, 3 helos. $7.4 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with torching, crowning and short-range spotting. 12,356 acres. 22% contained. 703 personnel. 13 crews, 13 helos and 28 engines. 2055 homes threatened.  $6.4 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with torching, crowning and short-range spotting. Homes threatened. 10,496 acres. 23% contained. 675 personnel. 12 crews, 27 engines and 10 helos. $5.3 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  IMT 1 SW/OSF Green Team. Also managing Belknap Fire. 9,331 acres. 0% contained. 1004 homes threatened. 487 personnel, 10 crews, 2 helos and 16 engines. Evacuations orders (Level 3 – GO!) issued for Edgington, Crossroads divisions and isolate structures South of Sisters, oR. Hwy 242 closed from Sisters to Observatory Road. Level 1 (Get Ready) evacuation orders for Tollgate subdivision. Estimated containment 10/1/2017.

NENA SPRINGS FIRE – 7 air miles NE of Simnasho, OR

On the NE Boundary of Warm Springs Indian Reservation, OR.  Started 8/11/2017. USDA BIA. Grass, timber, dormant brush.  Human caused, under investigation. 10 structures lost. #NenaSpringsFire

Smoke Column from Nena Springs Fire as it moves across Indian Creek Canyon, photo By Robyn Broyles, PIO

Credit: Robyn Broyles, PIO

8/25/2017:  68,135 acres. 75% contained. 134 personnel. 4 crews, 15 engines, 1 helo. 10 structures lost. $7.6 Million.

8/24/2017:  68,135 acres. 75% containment. 134 crews. 4 crews, 15 engines, 1 helo. 10 structures lost. $7.6 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with creeping and torching. 68,135 acres. 75 % contained. Human caused.  1 home, 3 minor damaged. 6 homes, 4 minor lost. 134 personnel. 4 crews, 1 helo and 15 engines. 10 structures lost. $7.6 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with creeping and torching.  68,135 acres. 60% containment.  141 personnel. 4 crews, 15 engines, 1 helo.  $7.2 Million CTD.

NOISY CREEK FIRE – 33 miles from Colville, WA

Started 8/11/2017.   Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service.   Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service.  #NoisyCreekFire

8/25/2017:  4,000 acres. 70% contained.  78 personnel. 1 crew, 5 engines and 0 helos. $5.7 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  4,000 acres. 70% contained.  78 personnel. 1 crew, 5 engines. $5.7 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:   Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and single-tree torching. 4000 acres. 70% contained. 78 personnel. 1 crew, 5 engines. 3 homes threatened. $5.7 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with backing, creeping and single-tree torching. Homes threatened. 4,000 acres. 68% containment.  78 personnel.  1 crew, 5 engines. $5.5 Million CTD.

NORSE PEAK FIRE – 11 miles West of Cliffdell, WA

Burning inside the Norse Peak Wilderness in WA. (includes 4 fires) Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. Timber.  USDA Forest Service.  #NorsePeakFire

8/25/2017: (5) fires. Type 2 IMT. Managing American and Union Creek fires. Active fire behavior with isolated torching, backing and creeping. 2,092 acres. 96% contained. Structures are being threatened. 344 personnel. 8 crews, 14 engines, 3 helos. $1.7 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  1,996 acres. 8% contained. Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching. 339 personnel. 8 crews, 14 engines, 1 helo. $1.5 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with running and torching. 1,643 acres. 8% contained.  110 homes threatened. 279 personnel. 6 crews. 1 helo. 14 engines. Hwy 410 closed. LEVEL 3 evacuations in effect for Union Creek, Pleasant Valley.  LEVEL 1 evacuations for Goose Prairie and Bumping Lake. 9 fires including American and Union Creek Trail as the largest. $1.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Type 2 IMT, NW Team 13. Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking. Homes threatened. 1,566 acres. 6% contained. 274 personnel. 6 crews, 12 engines and 1 helo. $936,000 CTD. .

NORTH PELICAN FIRE – North slope of Pelican Butte, OR

Start 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. USFS. Closed timber litter and brush. #NorthPelicanFire

Wetting down a log slash pile.

8/23/2017:  1,200 acres. 5% containment.  200 homes threatened. 148 personnel. 2 crews. 15 engines. Estimated containment 10/15/2017.

REACH FIRE  – 25 miles West of Connell, WA

Mid-Columbia National Wildlife Refuge Complex. FWS. Tall grass.  Moderate fire behavior with running, spotting and smoldering. 665 acres. 30% contained. 19 personnel. 4 engines. $100,000 CTD. #ReachFire

8/24/2017:   2,737 acres. 17% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching.  68 personnel. 2 crews, 4 engines. $3.1 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and torching. 2,686 acres. 17% containment. 70 personnel. 2 crews, 3 engines. Also managing Horse Creek and Whitewater Fires. $3 Million CTD.

8/22/207:  2,831 acres. 13% contained. 311 personnel. 10 crews, 9 engines. $2.8 Million CTD.

 

SCATTER CREEK FIRE – 1 mile East of Rochester, WA

South Puget Sound Region. WA DNR. Started on private land. Timber, brush and short grass. #ScatterCreekFire

8/25/2017:  Moderate fire behavior.  462 acres.  65% contained. 123 personnel. 25 engines. $820,000.

8/24/2017:  NEW! 485 acres. 12% contained.  Moderate fire behavior.  25 engines. $350,000 CTD.

 

STALEY FIRE – 23 miles South of Oakridge, OR

Willamette NF. Lightning caused. Started 8/10/2017.  Timber and brush. USDA Forest Service.  Type 2 IMT.  #StaleyFire

Building fire lines.

8/25/2017:  Type 2 IMT.  Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering. 1,139 acres. 20% contained. 477 personnel. 14 crews, 11 engines and 1 helo. $3.1 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  1,077 acres. 16% contained.  Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, short-range spotting and single-tree torching. 392 personnel. 12 crews, 11 engines. $2.6 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching and short-range spotting. 1,077 acres. 12% contained. 366 personnel. 12 crews. 11 engines. $2.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  831 acres. 0% contained. 348 personnel. 11 crews, 12 engines and 2 helos. $1.4 Million CTD.

UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX – 50 miles East of Roseburg, OR

Started 8/11/2017. (6) fires. IMT1. Timber and grass. #UmpquaNorthComplex

Monday, August 21, an inversion layer caused smoke to lay down in the Umpqua River valley along Highway 138, closing the road from Mile Post 43 to 54.  Poor visibility and falling rocks and debris made driving very difficult.

8/25/2017:  13,546 acres. 7% contained. 925 personnel. 19 crews, 72 engines and 3 helos. 1 structure lost. $9.4 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  IMT Type 1. 11,680 acres. 7% contained. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, uphill runs, single-tree torching.892 personnel. 20 crews, 72 engines, 3 helos. 1 structure lost. $8.3 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with flanking, torching and running. 11,680 acres. 1% contained. 48 homes, 21 non-residential commercial, 30 minor structures threatened. 13 non-residential commercial buildings have been damaged. 1 minor structure lost. 854 personnel. 19 crews. 3 helos. 72 engines. 7 fires Happy Dog/5669 acres, Fall Creek/2667 acres, Ragged Ridge/1276 acres, Cal Copeland/532 acres, Brookentooth/443 acres, Devils Canyon/114.  LEVEL 1 -3 in effect. Shelter at Red Cross shelter at Glide Seventh Day Adventist church, 19085 North Umpqua Hwy, Glide OR 1 structure lost. $6.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with flanking and torching. Homes threatened. 1 structure destroyed. Evacuation orders in effect. 10,793 acres. 1% contained.  812 personnel. 17 crews, 70 engines and 3 helicopters. $6.2 Million CTD.

UNION CREEK – 11 miles West of Cliffdell, WA

Okanogan – Wenatchee NF. Timber. #UnionCreekFire

8/25/2017:  Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking.  156 acres.  0% contained. Homes threatened. Evacuations in effect. 4 personnel. 0 resources. $130,000 CTD.

8/24/2017:  Newly reported from overnight.  132 acres. 0% contained. Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking. 4 personnel. $117,000 CTD.

WHITEWATER FIRE – 15 miles East of Detroit, OR

Started 7/23/2017. Lightning ignited. Multiple fires. Timber, brush. USDA Forest. HORSE COMPLEX. #WhitewaterFire

Crews on the Southwest edge of the Whitewater Fire performed controlled burnout operations to strengthen control lines.

8/25/2017:  Type 1 IMT recycling to occur on Sunday, 8/27/2017.  Also managing Rebel and Horse Creek Complex fires. Moderate fire behavior with backing, spotting and short-crown runs.  9,068 acres. 30% contained. 751 personnel. 18 crews, 20 engines and 6 helos. $20.2 Million CTD. Structures threatened.

8/24/2017:  8,891 acres. 30% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and single-tree torching.  682 personnel. 15 crews, 17 engines, 6 helos. $19.5 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and single-tree torching. 8,878 acres. 30% contained. 638 personnel. 13 crews. 6 helos. 17 engines. 113 homes, 1 mixed commercial/home, 46 minor structures threatened. 638 personnel. 13 crews. 17 engines. 6 copters.  Also managing the Horse Creek Complex and Rebel Fires. $19 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  8,487 acres. 30% contained. 603 personnel.  12 crews, 17 engines and 6 helos. Estimated containment date is 10/31/2017. $18.1 Million CTD.

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NW ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 24 2017

WASHINGTON STATE

Some of you  have asked what is specifically happening on each fire.  We are going to incorporate multiple updates in a single post for each fire to give you a look at how fire suppression and containment is progressing.

Here is our recap for Thursday, August 24, 2017.

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AMERICAN FIRE  – 11 miles West of Cliffdell

Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  Started 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. #AmericanFire

8/24/2017:   174 aces. 0% contained. Active fire behavior with backing and group torching. 16 personnel. 4 engines. 110 structures threatened. $142,000 CTD.

8/23/2017:  131 acres. 0% contained. 110 homes threatened. 16 personnel. 4 engines. Estimated containment 10/1/2017. $100,000 CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching. Homes threatened. 129 acres. 8% contained. 16 personnel. 4 engines. $75,000 CTD. #AmericanFire

BRIDGE CREEK FIRE – 12 miles NE of Keller

USDI BIA – Colville Agency. Started 8/9/2017. Type 2 IMT, NW Team 6. Lightning caused. Timber, tall grass and light logging slash.

8/24/2017:  2,640 acres.  33% contained. Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and torching. 515 personnel. 12 crews, 23 engines, 4 helos. $7.8 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Transfer from Type 2 IMT to new IMT 2 on 8/26/2017.  Active fire behavior with flanking, torching and uphill runs. 2,640 acres. 29% contained.  478  personnel. 10 crews, 3 helos and 23 engines. $7 Million CTD.

8/22/2017: Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching. 2,275 acres. 29% contained. 454 personnel. 9 crews, 22 engines and 3 helos.  $6.4 Million CTD. Estimated containment is 8/31/2017. #BridgeCreekFire

CHETCO FIRE –  16 miles West of Selma, OR

Kalmiopsis Wilderness on the Rogue River – Siskiyou NF.  USFS. Lightning caused. Start 7/12/2017. Timber, brush. #ChetcoFire

8/24/2017:  Type 1 IMT (PNW 3) assume command (Unified Command) with CFPA and OR State Fire Marshal on Saturday morning.  99,944 acres. 0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. 1,174 personnel. 21 crews, 118 engines, 8 helos. 25 structures lost. 809 non-residential commercial/50 minor structures threatened. 1 home and 8 minor structures damaged. $7.8 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Minimal fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. 97,758 acres. 0% contained. 3368 homes, 50 minor structures, threatened/ 1 home, 8 minor structures damaged/ 5 homes, 19 minor structures destroyed. 1,078  personnel. 21 crews, 6 helos and 106 engines. 24 structures lost. $5 Million CTD.

8/22/2017: Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. Fire has made significant movement during the last 48 hours. Level 3 evacuation orders in effect for 3,000 homes beginning at the intersection of Carpenterville Road and Hwy 101, North to the Pistol River and from the Pacific Ocean East. Additionally, residence above Da-Tone Road. 3,368 homes, 50 minor structures threatened with 3 already destroyed.  91,551 acres. 0% contained. 788 personnel. 11 crews, 90 engines and 9 helos. $4 Million CTD

8/20/2017:  70,000 acres. 14% contained.  750 homes/50 minor threatened.  2 homes/1 minor destroyed. Type 2 IMT w/NIMO shadowing as of 8/19/2017. UC: NIMO, Type2 IMT and Coos Fire Protection Association. 280 personnel. 6 crews. 3 helos and 12 engines.

DANNER FIRE – 8 miles NE of Arock, OR

NEW! Vale District – BLM.  Brush and tall grass. Newly reported overnight. #DannerFire

8/24/2017:  750 acres. 40% contained.  Moderate fire behavior with wind-driven runs. 33 personnel. 4 engines, 2 helos. $250,000 CTD.

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE – 27 miles NNW of Winthrop

Start 7/23/2016.  Cause unknown and under investigation.  Timber, brush. Unknown cause and is under investigation. #DiamondCreekFire

8/24/2017:  30,922 acres. 55% contained. 9 crews, 8 engines, 2 crews. 3 structures lost. 3 homes, 3 minor structures threatened.  $6.9 Million CTD.

8/23: Active fire behavior with torching, running and flanking. 31,555 acres. 55% contained. 3 homes, 2 minor structures threatened. 1 home and 2 minor structures lost. 1 minor structure damaged. 317 personnel. 9 crews, 2 helicopters and 8 engines. 3 structures lost. $6.9 Million CTD.

8/22:  Active fire behavior with torching, backing and flanking. Structures under threat. 4 homes lost.  30,581 acres. 40% contained. 328 personnel. 9 crews, 10 engines, 2 helos. $6.6 Million CTD.

8/20:  30,524 acres. 27% contained. 1 home/1 minor structures destroyed. 1 minor damaged. 3 homes/3  minor threatened. 382 personnel. 10 crews, 2 helos and 18 engines.

FALCON COMPLEX – 25 miles East of Tiller, OR

Type 2 IMT, NW Team 8.  Started 8/8/2017. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. 15 fires. Largest Double Buck Fire, Paradise Fire, Upper Ash Fire. #FalconComplex

8/24/2017: 15 fires.  Upper Ash Flat/1,979 acres, Double Buck Fire/570 acres, Paradise Fire/403 acres and Pup Fire/136 acres.  3,350 acres. 25% contained. Active fire behavior with flanking, spotting and single-tree torching.  494 personnel. 10 crews, 26 engines, 6 helos 5 homes, 15 minor structures threatened. $7.8 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and short-range spotting. 3,300 acres. 20% contained. 5 homes, 15 minor structures threatened. 499 personnel. 10 crews, 6 helos and 25 engines. Upper Ash Flat/1971 acres, Double Buck/532 acres and Paradise/382 acres. $7.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  3,100 acres. 18% contained. 493 personnel. 10 crews, 23 engines and 6 helos.  5 homes and 15 minor structures are being threatened. 489 personnel. 10 crews, 23 engines and 6 helicopters. Estimated containment status is 8/30/2017. $6.5 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  2,200 acres. 17% contained. 491 personnel. 10 crews, 22 engines and 4 helicopters. Upper Ash Flat (1,316 acres), Double Buck Fire 9304 acres) and Paradise Fire (291 acres) are largest of 15 fires.

FLOUNCE – 12 miles NW of Shady Cove, OR

Started 8/7/2017. Lightning caused. Timber, brush.  USDI BLM #FlounceFire

8/24/2017: No update.

8/22/2017:  587 acres. 94% contained. 122 crews. 6 crews, 3 engines and 1 helo. Estimated containment is 8/25/2017.

8/20:  597 acres. 94% contained. 122 personnel. 6 crews. 4 engines and 1 helicopter. Estimated containment is 8/20/2017.

HIGH CASCADES COMPLEX – 9 miles NE of Prospect, OR

Started 8/12/2017. Type 1 IMT team. #HighCascadesComplex

8/24/2017:   Made up of Spruce Lake Fire/5,360 acres, Blanket Creek Fire/6,690 acres.  Also managing Broken Lookout Fire/818 acres, Sherwood Fire/71 acres and smaller fires.  12,981 acres. 60% containment.  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching.  473 personnel. 11 crews, 1 engine, 4 helos. . $26.5 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  IMT 1 to IMT2 will happen on 8/24/2017.  Moderate fire behavior with creeping smoldering and single-tree torching. 12,181 acres. 68% contained. Cause still under investigation. 486 personnel. 11 crews, 5 helicopters and 1 engine. Spruce Lake/5360 acres, Blanket Creek Fire/5889 acres. Being managed by this Complex along with Silent/2 acres, Butte/5 acres, Broken Lookout/818 acres, Roundtop/10 acres, Needle/8 acres, Sherwood/71 acres.  Smaller fires. $27 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with spotting and torching.  Spruce Creek Fire (5,360 acres), and Blanket Creek Fire (5,889 acres).  Smaller fires include:  Silent Fire (2 acres), Butte Fire (5 acres), Broken Lookout (818 acres), Roundtop Fire (10 acres), Needle Fire (8 acres), Sherwood Fire (71 acres).  12,163 acres. 68% containment.  451 personnel.  9 crews, 9 engines and 5 helos. Estimated containment is 8/31/2017. $26.8 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  11,246 acres. 61% contained. Spruce Creek/5350 acres, Silent Fire/2 acres, Blanket Creek Fire/5686 acres, Bute Fire/5 acres. Broken Lookout Fire/125 acres, Roundtop Fire/10 acres, Needle Fire/8 acres, Sherwood Fire/65 acres. 897 personnel. 27 crew, 17 engines and 6 helos.

HORSE CREEK COMPLEX –  7 miles South of Belnap Springs, OR

Start 8/21/2017. Timber.Cause unknown/under investigation. Timber litter, timber, light logging slash. USDA Forest Service #HorseCreekComplex

8/24/2017:   902 acres. 0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching.  231 personnel. 8 crews, 5 engines. 770 mixed commercial/homes threatened. $183,000 CTD.

8/23/2017:  NEW!  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolate torching. 894 acres. 0% contained. 231 personnel. 8 crews, 5 engines. 770 mixed commercial/residential structures. This includes Separation, Avenue, Roney, Olallie Lookout Fires. Along with Whitewater and Rebel fires. $1,000 CTD.

INDIAN CREEK FIRE – Eagle Creek Trail System, OR

Started 7/4/2017. Under investigation. USDA Forest Service. #IndianCreekFire

8/24/2017: 393 acres. 10% contained. 39 personnel. 1 crew. 2 helicopters. Estimated containment date is 9/30/2017.

8/23/2017:  113 acres. 10% contained. 40 personnel. 1 crew, 2 helos.  Warming and drying trend this week.

8/22/2017:  83 acres. 10% contained. Timber (Litter and understory). 42 personnel. 1 crew and 2 helicopters. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017.

8/20/2017:  83 acres. 10% contained. 47 personnel. 1 crew and 2 helos. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017

JOLLY MOUNTAIN FIRE – 13 miles NW of Cle Elum, WA

Fire is located about 2 miles inside the Tenaway IRA. 8/11/2017 start date. Lightning caused.  Timber. #JollyMountainFire

8/24/2017:  1,208 acres. 0% contained.  Extreme fire behavior with backing, flanking and uphill runs. Very active on Wednesday. 323 personnel. 6 crews, 10 engines, 1 helo. 1,385 homes, 13 mixed commercial/homes, 1403 minor structures threatened.  $3.1 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing and short-range spotting. 1,208 acres. 0% containment.  1385 homes, 13 mixed commercial/homes + 1403 minor structures are threatened. 320  personnel. 6 crews, 1 helo and 10 engines.  $2.9 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing and torching. 1,385 homes, 13 mixed commercial/residential and 1,403 minor structures are under threat.  Campgrounds, commercial buildings and a high visitation rec area with major trail head and critical habitat are threatened.  638 acres. 0% contained. 301 personnel. 5 crews, 10 engines, 2 helos. $2.7 Million CTD.

8/20/2017: 585 acres, 0% contained. 1385 homes/13 mixed homes/commercial and 1403 minor structures threatened. 281 personnel.  4 crews, 5 helos and 10 engines.

JONES FIRE – 10 miles NE of Lowell, OR

8/10/2017 started. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. IMT2, NW Team. Timber and grass. #JonesFire

8/24/2017:  5,530 acres. 25% contained. Active fire behavior with running, torching and flanking. 613 personnel. 18 crews, 24 engines, 2 helos. 1 structure lost. 4 homes, 1 minor structure threatened.  $6 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Transfer of command Type 2 IMT to a new one on 8/26/2017. Active fire behavior with running, torching, flanking. 5,462 acres. 18% contained. 582 personnel. 17 crews, 2 helos and 24 engines.  4 homes plus 1 minor structure threatened. 1 minor structure destroyed. 1 structure lost. $5.1 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with torching, spotting and short crown runs. 4 homes and 1 minor structures threatened. 1 structure lost.  5,539 acres. 15% contained. 603 personnel. 18 crews, 21 engines and 2 helos.

8/20/2017:  4959 acres. 10% containment.  4 homes and 1 minor structure threatened. 558 personnel. 17 crews, 2 helicopters and 15 engines. Estimated containment 10/31/2017.

MILLER COMPLEX – 17 miles East of Cave Junction, OR

Started 8/14/2017. Lightning caused. Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. IMT Type 2, CA Team 2. Made up of 20 individual fires.  USDA.  #MillerComplex

8/24/2017:  20 fires.  Burnt Peak Fire/3,050 acres. Seattle Fire/1,942 acres, Abney Fire/2,508 acres, Cook Fire/998 acres and Creedence Fire/2,700 acres. 11,348 acres. 33% contained. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, backing and creeping. 575 personnel. 14 crews, 22 engines. 14 homes, 5 minor structures threatened.  $4.7 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  5 fires. Imt 1 & imt 2. . Moderate fire behavior with running, backing and creeping. 11,023 acres. 11% contained. 541 personnel. 13 crews, 22 engines. 14 homes, 5 minor structures threatened.20 fires. Burnt Peak/3050 acres, Seattle/1898 acres, Abney/2235 acres, Cook/998 acres and Creedence/2691 acres. $3.9 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, backing and creeping. Homes threatened.  9,706 acres. 11% contained. 487 personnel. 12 crews, 23 engines. $3.3 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  7874 acres. 4% containment.  14 homes/5 minor structures threatened. Includes: Burnt Peak Fire/1524 acres, Creedence Fire/1571 acres, Abney Fire/1178 acres, Seattle Fire/833 acres and 19 add’l smaller fires. 432 personnel. 9 crews, 20 engines. Estimated containment 9/30/2017.

MILLI FIRE – 9 West of Sisters, OR

Burning along 16 Road (South of).  Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. Located in Three Sisters Wilderness and about 1.5 miles SW of Black Crater Lake. Timber. IMT1 (SW Team / OSF Green Team) Estimated containment date is 101/2017. #MilliFire

8/24/2017:   12,457 acres. 32% contained. Moderate fire behavior with short-range spotting, isolated torching and backing.  673 personnel. 12 crews, 28 engines, 3 helos. $7.4 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with torching, crowning and short-range spotting. 12,356 acres. 22% contained. 703 personnel. 13 crews, 13 helos and 28 engines. 2055 homes threatened.  $6.4 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with torching, crowning and short-range spotting. Homes threatened. 10,496 acres. 23% contained. 675 personnel. 12 crews, 27 engines and 10 helos. $5.3 Million CTD.

8/20/2017:  IMT 1 SW/OSF Green Team. Also managing Belknap Fire. 9,331 acres. 0% contained. 1004 homes threatened. 487 personnel, 10 crews, 2 helos and 16 engines. Evacuations orders (Level 3 – GO!) issued for Edgington, Crossroads divisions and isolate structures South of Sisters, oR. Hwy 242 closed from Sisters to Observatory Road. Level 1 (Get Ready) evacuation orders for Tollgate subdivision. Estimated containment 10/1/2017.

NENA SPRINGS FIRE – 7 air miles NE of Simnasho, OR

On the NE Boundary of Warm Springs Indian Reservation, OR.  Started 8/11/2017. USDA BIA. Grass, timber, dormant brush.  Human caused, under investigation. 10 structures lost. #NenaSpringsFire

8/24/2017:  68,135 acres. 75% containment. 134 crews. 4 crews, 15 engines, 1 helo. 10 structures lost. $7.6 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with creeping and torching. 68,135 acres. 75 % contained. Human caused.  1 home, 3 minor damaged. 6 homes, 4 minor lost. 134 personnel. 4 crews, 1 helo and 15 engines. 10 structures lost. $7.6 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with creeping and torching.  68,135 acres. 60% containment.  141 personnel. 4 crews, 15 engines, 1 helo.  $7.2 Million CTD.

NOISY CREEK FIRE – 33 miles from Colville, WA

Started 8/11/2017.   Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service.   Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service.  #NoisyCreekFire

8/24/2017:  4,000 acres. 70% contained.  78 personnel. 1 crew, 5 engines. $5.7 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:   Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and single-tree torching. 4000 acres. 70% contained. 78 personnel. 1 crew, 5 engines. 3 homes threatened. $5.7 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with backing, creeping and single-tree torching. Homes threatened. 4,000 acres. 68% containment.  78 personnel.  1 crew, 5 engines. $5.5 Million CTD.    #NorsePeakFire

NORSE PEAK FIRE – 11 miles West of Cliffdell, WA

Burning inside the Norse Peak Wilderness in WA. (includes 4 fires) Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. Timber.  USDA Forest Service.  #NorsePeakFire

8/24/2017:  1,996 acres. 8% contained. Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching. 339 personnel. 8 crews, 14 engines, 1 helo. $1.5 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with running and torching. 1,643 acres. 8% contained.  110 homes threatened. 279 personnel. 6 crews. 1 helo. 14 engines. Hwy 410 closed. LEVEL 3 evacuations in effect for Union Creek, Pleasant Valley.  LEVEL 1 evacuations for Goose Prairie and Bumping Lake. 9 fires including American and Union Creek Trail as the largest. $1.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Type 2 IMT, NW Team 13. Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking. Homes threatened. 1,566 acres. 6% contained. 274 personnel. 6 crews, 12 engines and 1 helo. $936,000 CTD. .

NORTH PELICAN FIRE – North slope of Pelican Butte, OR

Start 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. USFS. Closed timber litter and brush.

8/23/2017:  1,200 acres. 5% containment.  200 homes threatened. 148 personnel. 2 crews. 15 engines. Estimated containment 10/15/2017.

REACH FIRE  – 25 miles West of Connell, WA

Mid-Columbia National Wildlife Refuge Complex. FWS. Tall grass.  Moderate fire behavior with running, spotting and smoldering. 665 acres. 30% contained. 19 personnel. 4 engines. $100,000 CTD. #ReachFire

REBEL FIRE -13 South of McKenzie Bridge, OR

Started unknown. USDA Forest Service. Started 8/4/2017. Cause unknown.   Includes multiple fires Whitewater Fire, Little Devil FireAvenue FireBox Canyon FireOlalllie Lookout FireSeparation FireRoney Fire and French Fire.   Estimated containment status is 9/30/2017. #RebelFire

8/24/2017:   2,737 acres. 17% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching.  68 personnel. 2 crews, 4 engines. $3.1 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and torching. 2,686 acres. 17% containment. 70 personnel. 2 crews, 3 engines. Also managing Horse Creek and Whitewater Fires. $3 Million CTD.

8/22/207:  2,831 acres. 13% contained. 311 personnel. 10 crews, 9 engines. $2.8 Million CTD.

SCATTER CREEK FIRE – 1 mile East of Rochester, WA

NEW!  South Puget Sound Region. WA DNR. Started on private land. Timber, brush and short grass.

8/24/2017:  485 acres. 12% contained.  Moderate fire behavior.  25 engines. $350,000 CTD.

SEPARATION FIRE – Substitute Point, OR

Started 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. Timber (Litter and understory). USDA Forest Service. 0 resources.  Formerly called Three Sisters Central Fire.  #SeparationFire

8/22/2017:  300 acres. 0% containment. 0 resources assigned. $1,000 CTD.  Estimated containment is 10/31/2017.

STALEY FIRE – 23 miles South of Oakridge, OR

Willamette NF. Lightning caused. Started 8/10/2017.  Timber and brush. USDA Forest Service.  Type 2 IMT.  #StaleyFire

8/24/2017:  1,077 acres. 16% contained.  Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, short-range spotting and single-tree torching. 392 personnel. 12 crews, 11 engines. $2.6 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching and short-range spotting. 1,077 acres. 12% contained. 366 personnel. 12 crews. 11 engines. $2.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  831 acres. 0% contained. 348 personnel. 11 crews, 12 engines and 2 helos. $1.4 Million CTD.

UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX – 50 miles East of Roseburg, OR

Started 8/11/2017. (6) fires. IMT1. Timber and grass. #UmpquaNorthComplex

8/24/2017:  IMT Type 1. 11,680 acres. 7% contained. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, uphill runs, single-tree torching.892 personnel. 20 crews, 72 engines, 3 helos. 1 structure lost. $8.3 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with flanking, torching and running. 11,680 acres. 1% contained. 48 homes, 21 non-residential commercial, 30 minor structures threatened. 13 non-residential commercial buildings have been damaged. 1 minor structure lost. 854 personnel. 19 crews. 3 helos. 72 engines. 7 fires Happy Dog/5669 acres, Fall Creek/2667 acres, Ragged Ridge/1276 acres, Cal Copeland/532 acres, Brookentooth/443 acres, Devils Canyon/114.  LEVEL 1 -3 in effect. Shelter at Red Cross shelter at Glide Seventh Day Adventist church, 19085 North Umpqua Hwy, Glide OR 1 structure lost. $6.2 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with flanking and torching. Homes threatened. 1 structure destroyed. Evacuation orders in effect. 10,793 acres. 1% contained.  812 personnel. 17 crews, 70 engines and 3 helicopters. $6.2 Million CTD.

UNION CREEK – 11 miles West of Cliffdell, WA

NEW! Okanogan – Wenatchee NF. Timber. #UnionCreekFire

8/24/2017:  Newly reported from overnight.  132 acres. 0% contained. Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking. 4 personnel. $117,000 CTD.

WHITEWATER FIRE – 15 miles East of Detroit, OR

Started 7/23/2017. Lightning ignited. Multiple fires. Timber, brush. USDA Forest. #WhitewaterFire

8/24/2017:  8,891 acres. 30% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and single-tree torching.  682 personnel. 15 crews, 17 engines, 6 helos. $19.5 Million CTD.

8/23/2017:  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and single-tree torching. 8,878 acres. 30% contained. 638 personnel. 13 crews. 6 helos. 17 engines. 113 homes, 1 mixed commercial/home, 46 minor structures threatened. 638 personnel. 13 crews. 17 engines. 6 copters.  Also managing the Horse Creek Complex and Rebel Fires. $19 Million CTD.

8/22/2017:  8,487 acres. 30% contained. 603 personnel.  12 crews, 17 engines and 6 helos. Estimated containment date is 10/31/2017. $18.1 Million CTD.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/24/2017 – 0815 Horus PDT

NW ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 22 2017

WASHINGTON STATE

A new wildfire reported started on Sunday night near the Norse Peak Fire just West of Cliffdel on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.  A second wildfire has ignited overnight called the Reach Fire located West of Connell.

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AMERICAN FIRE NEW! – 11 miles West of Cliffdell

Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  Started 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching. Homes threatened. 129 acres. 8% contained. 16 personnel. 4 engines. $75,000 CTD. #AmericanFire

BRIDGE CREEK FIRE – 12 miles NE of Keller

USDI BIA – Colville Agency. Started 8/9/2017. Type 2 IMT, NW Team 6. Lightning caused. Timber, tall grass and light logging slash.  Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and isolated torching. 2,275 acres. 29% contained. 454 personnel. 9 crews, 22 engines and 3 helos.  $6.4 Million CTD. Estimated containment is 8/31/2017. #BridgeCreekFire

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE – 27 miles NNW of Winthrop

 Timber, brush. Unknown cause and is under investigation. Active fire behavior with torching, backing and flanking. Structures under threat. 4 homes lost.  30,581 acres. 40% contained. 328 personnel. 9 crews, 10 engines, 2 helos. $6.6 Million CTD. #DiamondCreekFire

JOLLY MOUNTAIN FIRE – 13 miles NW of Cle Elum

Fire is located about 2 miles inside the Tenaway IRA. 8/11/2017 start date. Lightning caused.  Timber. Active fire behavior with backing and torching. 1,385 homes, 13 mixed commercial/residential and 1,403 minor structures are under threat.  Campgrounds, commercial buildings and a high visitation rec area with major trail head and critical habitat are threatened.  638 acres. 0% contained. 301 personnel. 5 crews, 10 engines, 2 helos. $2.7 Million CTD. #JollyMountainFire

NOISY CREEK FIRE – 33 miles from Colville

Started 8/11/2017.   Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service.  Moderate fire behavior with backing, creeping and single-tree torching. Homes threatened. 4,000 acres. 68% containment.  78 personnel.  1 crew, 5 engnies. $5.5 Million CTD.  #Noisy Creek Fire

NORSE PEAK FIRE – 11 miles West of Cliffdell.

Burning inside the Norse Peak Wilderness in WA. (includes 4 fires) Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. Timber.  USDA Forest Service.  Type 2 IMT, NW Team 13. Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking. Homes threatened. 1,566 acres. 6% contained. 274 personnel. 6 crews, 12 engines and 1 helo. $936,000 CTD. #NorsePeakFire

REACH FIRE NEW! 25 miles West of Connell

Mid-Columbia National Wildlife Refuge Complex. FWS. Tall grass.  Moderate fire behavior with running, spotting and smoldering. 665 acres. 30% contained. 19 personnel. 4 engines. $100,000 CTD. #ReachFire

STATE OF OREGON

BELNAP FIRE – 20 miles NE of Prineville

Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. 125 acres. 100% contained. Timber, brush. 115 personnel. 6 crews and 4 helicopters. #BelnapFire

CHETCO BAR FIRE – 16 miles West of Selma

Kalmiopsis Wilderness and on the Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. OR.  Lightning caused.  Started 7/12/2017.   Timber, brush. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. Fire has made significant movement during the last 48 hours. Level 3 evacuation orders in effect for 3,000 homes beginnning at the intersection of Carpenterville Road and Hwy 101, North to the Pistol River and from the Pacific Ocean East. Additionally, residence above Da-Tone Road. 3,368 homes, 50 minor structures threatened with 3 already destroyed.  91,551 acres. 0% contained. 788 personnel. 11 crews, 90 engines and 9 helos. $4 Million CTD.  #ChetcoBarFire

FALCON COMPLEX – 25 miles East of Tiller

Type 2 IMT, NW Team 8.  Started 8/8/2017. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. . Consist of multiple fires including the Upper Ash Flat Fire (1,933 acres), Double Buck Fire (497 acres) and the Paradise Fire (372 acres) are the largest of the 15 wildfires.  3,100 acres. 18% contained. 493 personnel. 10 crews, 23 engines and 6 helos.  5 homes and 15 minor structures are being threatened. 489 personnel. 10 crews, 23 engines and 6 helicopters. Estimated containment status is 8/30/2017. $6.5 Million CTD. #FalconComplex

FLOUNCE – 12 miles NW of Shady Cove

Started 8/7/2017. Lightning caused. 587 acres. 94% contained. Timber, Brush. USDI BLM. 122 crews. 6 crews, 3 engines and 1 helo. Estimated containment is 8/25/2017. #FlounceFire

HIGH CASCADES COMPLEX – 9 miles NE of Prospect

Started 8/12/2017. Type 1 IMT team. Active fire behavior with spotting and torching.  Spruce Creek Fire (5,360 acres), and Blanket Creek Fire (5,889 acres).  Smaller fires include:  Silent Fire (2 acres), Butte Fire (5 acres), Broken Lookout (818 acres), Roundtop Fire (10 acres), Needle Fire (8 acres), Sherwood Fire (71 acres).  12,163 acres. 68% containment.  451 personnel.  9 crews, 9 engines and 5 helos. Estimated containment is 8/31/2017. $26.8 Million CTD.  #HighCascadesComplex

INDIAN CREEK FIRE – Eagle Creek Trail System

Started 7/4/2017. Under investigation. USDA Forest Service. 83 acres. 10% contained. Timber (Litter and understory). 42 personnel. 1 crew and 2 helicopters. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017. #IndianCreekFire

JONES FIRE – 10 miles NE of Lowell

8/10/2017 started. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. IMT2, NW Team. Timber and grass. Active fire behavior with torching, spotting and short crown runs. 4 homes and 1 minor structures threatened. 1 structure lost.  5,539 acres. 15% contained. 603 personnel. 18 crews, 21 engines and 2 helos. #JonesFire

MILLER COMPLEX – 17 miles East of Cave Junction

Started 8/14/2017. Lightning caused. Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. IMT Type 2, CA Team 2. Made up of 20 individual fires.  USDA.  Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, backing and creeping. Homes threatened.  9,706 acres. 11% contained. 487 personnel. 12 crews, 23 engines. $3.3 Million CTD. #MillerComplex

MILLI FIRE – 9 West of Sisters

Burning along 16 Road (South of).  Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. Located in Three Sisters Wilderness and about 1.5 miles SW of Black Crater Lake. Timber. IMT1 (SW Team / OSF Green Team) IC is also managing the Belknap Fire.  Estimated containment date is 101/2017. Moderate fire behavior with torching, crowning and short-range spotting. Homes threatened. 10,496 acres. 23% contained. 675 personnel. 12 crews, 27 engines and 10 helos. $5.3 Million CTD. #MilliFire

NENA SPRINGS FIRE – 7 air miles NE of Simnasho

On the NE Boundary of Warm Springs Indian Reservation, OR.  Started 8/8/2017. USDA BIA. Grass, timber, dormant brush.  Human caused, under investigation. 10 structures lost. Moderate fire behavior with creeping and torching.  68,135 acres. 60% containment.  141 personnel. 4 crews, 15 engines, 1 helo.  $7.2 Million CTD. #NenaSpringsFire

REBEL FIRE -13 South of McKenzie Bridge

Started unknown. USDA Forest Service. Started 8/4/2017. Cause unknown.   Includes multiple fires Whitewater Fire, Little Devil FireAvenue FireBox Canyon FireOlalllie Lookout FireSeparation FireRoney Fire and French Fire.   Estimated containment status is 9/30/2017. 2,831 acres. 13% contained. 311 personnel. 10 crews, 9 engines. $2.8 Million CTD. #RebelFire

SEPARATION FIRE – Substitute Point

Started 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. Timber (Litter and understory). USDA Forest Service. 0 resources.  Formerly called Three Sisters Central Fire.  300 acres. 0% containment. 0 resources assigned. $1,000 CTD.  Estimated containment is 10/31/2017. #SeparationFire

STALEY FIRE – 23 miles South of Oakridge

Willamette NF. Lightning caused. Started 8/10/2017.  Timber and brush. USDA Forest Service.  Type 2 IMT.  831 acres. 0% contained. 348 personnel. 11 crews, 12 engines and 2 helos. $1.4 Million CTD. #StaleyFire

UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX – 50 miles East of Roseburg

Started 8/11/2017. (6) fires. IMT1. Timber and grass. Active fire behavior with flanking and torching. Homes threatened. 1 structure destroyed. Evacuation orders in effect. 10,793 acres. 1% contained.  812 personnel. 17 crews, 70 engines and 3 helicopters. $6.2 Million CTD. #UmpquaNorthComplex

WHITEWATER FIRE – 15 miles East of Detroit

Started 7/23/2017. Lightning ignited. Multiple fires. Timber, brush. USDA Forest.  8,487 acres. 30% contained. 603 personnel.  12 crews, 17 engines and 6 helos. Estimated containment date is 10/31/2017. $18.1 Million CTD. #WhitewaterFire

 

 

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/22/2017  0700 Hours PDT

NW ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 20, 2017

 Post Summary |  The National Interagency Fire Center reported there were 7 new fires in the NW along with 1 large new incident.  There still remains 13 wildfires burning. Nationally, there were 77 new fires with light initial attack activity. 1 new large incident. 2 large fires contained and 25 fires uncontained.

NOTE: This does not include additional fires being reported in by other sources (Inciweb, DNR, Wildcad, NWCC, NIFC, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, ORDOF, IDDOF and the list goes on).

Here is our recap for Saturday, August 20, 2017.  NOTE:  Not all wildfires are listed on this map.

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1. BELNAP FIRE

20 miles NE of Prineville, OR. USDA Forest Service.  Started 8/11/2017.  Lightning caused. Timber Brush. Lightning. 125 acres. 75% contained.  Threatened are 31 single-family residences (SFR), 33 mixed residential/commercial and 90 minor structures. 83 personnel. 3 crews and 1 helicopter..

2. BLEVINS FIRE New!

15 miles SE of Rome, OR. ICT4. Started 8/19/2017. Unknown cause. 1,314 acres. 100% contained. Grass fuel. USDI Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  18 personnel, 1 helos and 3 engines..

3. BRIDGE CREEK FIRE

12 Miles NE of Keller, WA.  Started 8/9/2017. Type 2 IMT, NW Team 6. Lightning caused. 2,015. 27% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with isolated torching and short-range spotting. Steep and rocky terrain. Burnout operations are in effect. Commercial timber and cultural resources are under threat. 484 personnel. 9 crews, 3 helos and 21 engines. Traffic Alert! Heavy traffic remains on Bridge Creek Road.  Law Enforcement in control of area signals/intersection/etc..

4. CHETCO BAR FIRE 

Kalmiopsis Wilderness and on the Rogue River – Siskiyou NF.  Lightning caused.  Started 7/12/2017. 70,000 acres. 14% contained. 750 SFR and 50 minor structures threatened. 2 homes and 1 minor destroyed. Timber, brush and closed timber litter. USDA Forest Service.  Type 2 IMT and shadowing with NIMO team as of 8/19/2017. Was in Unified Command with a NIMO, Type 2 IMT and Coos Fire Protection Association.  280 personnel. 6 crews. 3 helos. 12 engines.  Estimated containment is 10/15/2017..

5. DIAMOND CREEK FIRE

 27 miles NNW of Winthrop, WA.  Timber, brush. Unknown cause and is under investigation. Started 7/23/2017. 30,524 acres. 27% contained. 1 home and 1 minor structures destroyed.  1 minor structure damaged. 3 homes, 3 minor structures are being threatened. USDA Forest Service.  382 personnel. 10 crews, 2 helos and 18 engines. Closures are in effect.  Estimated containment is 10/15/2017..

 

6. FALCON COMPLEX

25 miles East of Tiller, OR.   Type 2 IMT, NW Team 8.  Started 8/8/2017. Lightning caused. 2,200 acres. 17% contained. 5 homes and 15 minor structures being threatened. USDA Forest Service. 491 personnel. 10 crews, 22 engines and 4 helos. Consist of multiple fires including the Upper Ash Flat Fire (1,316 acres), Double Buck Fire (304 acres) and the Paradise Fire (291 acres) are the largest of the 15 wildfires.  Estimated containment status is 8/30/2017..

7. FLOUNCE FIRE

12 miles NW of Shady Cove, OR.   8/7/2017 start date. Timber, brush and tall grass. Lightning caused. 597 acres. 94% contained. USDI BLM. 122 personnel. 6 crews, 4 engines and 1 helo. Estimated containment is 8/20/2017..

8. HEADWATER FIRE 

25 miles North of Goldendale, WA.  Started on 8/12/2017 from an unknown cause & is under investigation. Unknown fire behavior. 92 acres. 90% contained. Timber (grass & understory). WA DNR. 218 personnel. 6 crews and 12 helicopters. Estimated time for full containment was on 8/18/2017..

9. HIGH CASCADES COMPLEX

9 miles NE of Prospect, OR.  Started 8/12/2017. 11,246 acres. 61% containment. Spruce Creek Fire (5,350 acres), Silent Fire (2 acres), Blanket Creek Fire (5,686 acres), Butte Fire (5 acres), Broken Lookout Fire (125 acres), Roundtop Fire (10 acres), Needle Fire (8 acres), Sherwood Fire (65 acres). USDA Forest Service. 897 personnel. 27 crews, 17 engines and 6 helicopters.   Estimated containment is 8/31/2017..

10. INDIAN CREEK FIRE

Eagle Creek Trail System, OR.  Started 7/4/2017. Unknown cause. 83 acres. 10% contained. Timber (litter and understory). USDA Forest Service.  47 personnel. 1 crew and 2 helicopters. Weather Outlook:  Fire weather expected to dry out and warm up this week.  Estimated containment date is 9/30/2017..

11. JOLLY MOUNTAIN FIRE

13 miles NW of Cle Elum, WA. 8/11/2017 start date. Lightning caused.  Timber. 585 acres. 0% containment. 1,385 homes, 13 mixed commercial/homes and 1,403 minor structures threatened. USDA Forest Service.  281 personnel. 4 crews, 5 helos and 10 engines.  Estimated containment status is 10/15/2017..

12. JONES FIRE

10 miles NE of Lowell, OR.  8/10/2017 started. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. IMT2, NW Team. 4,959 acres. 10% containment. 4 homes and 1 minor structure threatened. USDA Forest Service.  558 personnel. 17 crews, 2 helos and 15 engines. Estimated containment status is on 10/31/2017..

13. MILLER COMPLEX

Morning briefing on the Miller Complex fire on 8/19/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

17 miles East of Cave Junction, OR.  Started 8/14/2017. Lightning caused. Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. IMT Type 2, CA Team 2. Made up of 20 individual fires.  7,874 acres. 4% containment.  14 homes and 5 minor structures threatened.  Fires included Burnt Peak Fire (1,524 acres), Creedence Fire (1,571 acres), Abney Fire (1,178 acres), Seattle Fire (833 acres) and 19 additional smaller wildfires. USDA Forest Service. 432 personnel. 9 crews. 20 engines. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017..

Morning Operational Briefing for 8/20/17

Great photo to open up the Morning operation briefing on Sunday, 8/20/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

14. MILLI FIRE

Burning along 16 Road (South of) and 9 miles West of Sisters, OR.  Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. Located in Three Sisters Wilderness and about 1.5 miles SW of Black Crater Lake. Timber. IMT1 (SW Team / OSF Green Team) IC is also managing the Belknap Fire. 9,331 acres. 0% contained. 1,004 homes threatened. USDA Forest Service.  487 personnel. 10 crews, 2 helos and 16 engines. Evacuation orders (Level 3) issued for Edgington, Crossroads divisions and isolated structures South of Sisters, OR.  Hwy 242 is closed from Sisters to the observatory road.  Level 1 evacuation order given to those in the Tollgate subdivision. Estimated containment date is 101/2017..

15. MONUMENT HILL FIRE

Started on private land about 5 miles NE of Quincy, WA.  Tall grass and brush. Started 8/16/2017. WA Fire Service. Cause under investigation.  6,255 acres. 4 homes and 15 minor structures were damaged.  3 homes and 20 minor structures were destroyed. 50 hoes, 25 non-residential commercial buildings are threatened.  WA Fire Service. 120 personnel. 3 helicopters and 30 engines. 100% fire has been contained..

16. NENA SPRINGS FIRE

7 air miles NE of Simnasho and on the NE Boundary of Warm Springs Indian Reservation, OR.  Started 8/8/2017. USDA BIA. Grass, timber, dormant brush.  Human caused, under investigation. 68,135 acres. 40% contained. 50 homes, 1 non-residential commercial and 50 minor structures threatened. 1 home and 3 minor damaged. 6 homes, 4 minor structures destroyed. USDI BIA.  224 personnel. 5 crews, 1 helo and 27 engines. Estimated containment was expected on 8/16/2017..

17. NOISY CREEK FIRE

33 miles from Colville, WA. Started 8/11/2017.   Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. 1,662 acres. 6% contained.  110 homes threatened. USDA Forest Service.  219 personnel. 5 crews, 2 helos and 7 engines. Level 3 evacuations in effect for Union Creek and Pleasant Valley.  Level 1 in Goose Prairie and Bumping Lake.  Total 9 wildfires burning including Norse Peak Fire (see separate posting),  American Fire (150 acres), Union Creek Trail Fire (20 acres) are the largest of them all.

18. NORSE PEAK FIRE

11 miles West of Cliffdell and burning inside the Norse Peak Wilderness in WA. (includes 4 fires) Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. Timber.  USDA Forest Service.  Type 2 IMT, NW Team 13. 1,540 acres (increased by 25 acres overnight). 6% containment status. Active fire behavior.  Structures and species habitat are threatened. Evacuations in effect..

29. NORTH PELICAN FIRE

Liberty Wildfire Crew cutting line around a spot fire.  North Pelican Fire.  August 19, 2017

Cutting a fire line around a spot fire on the North Pelican Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

North slope of Pelican Butte, OR. Started 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. 1,100 acres. 0% contained.  200 homes threatened.  Timber litter and brush. 105 personnel. 1 helo. 9 engines. USDA Forest Service. 105 personnel. 9 engines and 1 copter. Estimated containment is 10/15/2017..

21. REBEL FIRE

13 miles South of McKenzie Bridge, OR.  Started unknown. USDA Forest Service. Started 8/4/2017. Cause unknown.  2,319 acres. 0% containment. 4 homes threatened. USDA Forest Service. 295 personnel. 10 crews. 10 engines. Includes multiple fires Whitewater Fire (7,599 acres), Little Devil Fire (133 acres), Avenue Fire (57 acres), Box Canyon Fire (27 acres), Olalllie Lookout Fire (57 acres), Separation Fire (268 fires), Roney Fire (90 acres) and French Fire (8 acres).  Estimated containment status is 9/30/2017..

22.  SEPARATION FIRE New Name!

Substitute Point, OR. Started 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. 268 acres. 0% contained. Timber (Litter and understory). USDA Forest Service. 0 resources.  Formerly called Three Sisters Central Fire. Estimated containment is 10/31/2017..

23. SHAN CREEK FIRE

10 miles West of Grants Pass, OR.  Started 8/10/2017. Timber and Logging slash.  Lightning. 156 acres. 85% contained. USDA Forest Service.  180 personnel. 3 crews and 14 engines. Estimated date to full containment is 9/1/2017..

24. STALEY FIRE

23 miles South of Oakridge, OR.  Willamette NF. Lightning caused. Started 8/10/2017.  831 acres. 0% contained.  Timber and brush. USDA Forest Service.  256 personnel. 8 crews. 11 engines. Type 2 IMT, NW9 IC.  Expected containment date is 9/30/2017..

25. UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX

50 miles East of Roseburg, OR. Started 8/11/2017. Cause unknown, under investigation. Unified Command with IMT1, AK Team, Douglas FPA.  6,878 acres. 1% containment. (increased 3,346 acres overnight). Timber. Multiple fires. Happy Dog Fire (2,699 acres), Fall Creek Fire (1,723 acres), Ragged Ridge Fire (588 acres), Oak Nob Fire (59 acres), Calf – Copeland Fire (416 acres), Broken Tooth Fire (331 acres) and Devils Canyon Fire (325 acres).  36 homes, 21 non-residential commerci and 30 minor structures threatened. Active fire behavior with long-range spotting. Structures and power line infrastructure is under threaten.  USDA Forest Service.  760 personnel. 18 crews, 3 helos and 55 engines. Evacuations are in effect.  Estimated containment date is 8/15/2017..

26. WHITEWATER FIRE

15 miles East of Detroit, OR.  Started 7/23/2017. Lightning ignited. Multiple fires. Timber, brush. USDA Forest.  7,984 acres. 0% contained.  113 homes, 1 mixed commercial/residential, 2 non-residential commercial properties and 46 minor structures threatened.  631 personnel. 14 crews. 9 helos and 13 engines. Estimated containment date is 10/31/2017.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/20/2017 8:30 Hours PDT

NW ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 19, 2017

 Post Summary |  Over 30 wildfires  are burning across the Northwest in WA and Oregon, while thousands are flocking to one state to view the eclipse.  Fire officials will continue to fight fires while those may be near these fire incident locations.

We will be posting OREclipse safety tips and other important information to protect you and your family.  These will be in separate posts all over our Social Media Channels (Twitter, Facebook and this Blog). Stay tuned for important Public Service Announcements aka PSAs).

Here is our recap for Saturday, August 19, 2017.  NOTE:  Not all wildfires are listed on this map.

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1. BEAR BUTTE FIRE

Bear Butte Fire 0600 briefing, Aug. 11 2017

It literally takes a village to fight wildfires just like this one on the Bear Butte. Photo taken on 8/11/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

20 miles NW of Baker City, OR.  Wallowa – Whitman NF. Started 8/4/2017.  USDA Forest Service Unknown cause. 499 acres. 98% contained.  3 crews, 5 engines, 2 helicopters. Crews are currently mopping up and gridding is in progress.

2. BELNAP FIRE

20 miles NE of Prineville, OR. USDA Forest Service.  Started 8/11/2017.  Lightning caused. Timber Brush. Lightning. 125 acres. 65% contained.  Threatened are 31 single-family residences (SFR), 33 mixed residential/commercial, 90 minor structures. 83 personnel, 3 crews, 3 engines. Minimal fire behavior. $209,000 cost-to-date.

3. BRIDGE CREEK FIRE

Fire Management team discussing fire strategies. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

12 Miles NE of Keller, WA.  Started 8/9/2017. Lightning caused. 1,863 acres. 27% contained. Fire behavior is active with backing, isolated torching and short-range spotting. 474 personnel. 10 crews. 3 helicopters. 21 engines. $4.7 Million cost-to-date.

4. CHETCO BAR FIRE 

Fire Activity on the Chetco Bar Fire on Aug. 17, 2017 at 9:00pm

Extreme fire behavior on the Chetco Bar Fire on 8/17/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Kalmiopsis Wilderness, OR.  Started 7/12/2017. Unknown cause. USDA Forest Service. Type 2 IMT with NIMO shadowing. 22,042 acres. 14% contained. Structures threatened: 50 homes, 50 minor. Destroyed structures: 2 homes, 1 minor.  Extreme fire behavior that is wind-driven, creeping and smoldering.  65 personnel. 1 crew. 1 helo. 1 engine. Cost-to-date is $2.8 Million.

5. DIAMOND CREEK FIRE

mopping up along the fireline

Mopping up is hard work and these firefighters are showing how to get it done near the fire line on the Diamond Creek Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

 27 miles NNW of Winthrop, WA.  Timber, brush.  30,043 acres. 17% contained. Under threat:  2 homes, 2 minor structures. Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching. 364 personnel. 9 acres. 2 helos. 18 engines. CTD is $5.4 Million.

6. EAST SADDLE MOUNTAIN FIRE

10 miles West of Othello, WA. Mid-Columbia NWRC.  Started 8/12/2017. Brush, grass. 17,470 acres. 95% contained. Minimum fire behavior. 3 personnel. 1 engine. 2 structures destroyed. $397,000 cost-to-date.

7. FALCON COMPLEX

Sunrise cloud pattern over ICP 8-14-2017

Incident Command does not stay in luxurious suites but this suits for their mission. This is the Falcon Complex ICP

25 miles East of Tiller, OR.   Started 8/8/2017. Lightning caused. Active fire behavior with flanking, running and creeping. 1,900 acres total. 17% containment. 15 fires included. Threatened 5 homes, 15 minor structures. 493 personnel. 10 crews. 5 helicopters. 23 engines. $4.8 Million cost-to-date.

8. FLOUNCE FIRE

This is a photo of the Flounce Fire, burning in southwestern Oregon.

Flounce Fire burning in SW Oregon. (Credit: ODF)

12 miles NW of Shady Cove, OR.   8/7/2017 start date. Lightning caused. 587 acres. 94% containment. Minimal fire behavior. 122 personnel. 6 crews. 1 helicopter. 4 engines. $3 Million cost-to-date.

9. HEADWATER FIRE 

25 miles North of Goldendale, WA.  Started on 8/12/2017 from an unknown cause & is under investigation. Unknown fire behavior. 234 personnel. 6 crews. 17 engines. CTD is unknown.

10. HIGH CASCADES COMPLEX

August 19, 2017 Fire Area Map

Fire map on Saturday, 8/19/2017.

9 miles NE of Prospect, OR.  Unknown fire date started or time. Moderate fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and single-tree torching. 10,654 acres. 61% containment. Spruce Creek Fire (5,043 acres), Silent Fire (2 acres), Blanket Creek Fire (5,396 acres), Butte Fire (5 acres), Broken Lookout Fire (125 acres), Roundtop Fire (10 acres), Needle Fire (8 acres), Sherwood Fire (65 acres). 941 personnel. 28 crews. 6  helos. 20 engines.  $26.3 Million cost-to-date.

11. INDIAN CREEK FIRE

A group of people, including the Incident Commander and representatives from the Mt. Hood National Forest and Oregon Division of Forestry, stand around a table covered with maps, discussing plans for the fire.

The key to success is in the Planning phase. Here is some great discussion in progress from the IC with Forest reps on the Indian Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Eagle Creek Trail System, OR.  Started 7/4/2017. Unknown cause. 83 acres. 10% containment. 47 personnel. 1 crew. 2 helicopters. Unknown cost-to-date.

12. JOLLY MOUNTAIN FIRE

13 miles NW of Cle Elum, WA.. 8/11/2017 start date. Lightning caused.  Timber. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, single-tree torching. 548 acres. 0% containment. Threatening 850 homes, 13 mix residential/commercial and 500 minor structures. 276 personnel. 4 crews. 5 helos. 17 engines. Unknown CTD.

13. JONES FIRE

Flare up on the eastern flank of the Jones fire

Torching on the eastern flank of the Jones Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

10 miles NE of Lowell, OR.  8/10/2017 started. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. Active fire behavior with running, group torching and spotting. 3,728 acres. 12% containment. Threatened are 4 homes, 1 minor structures. 624 personnel. 21 crews. 2 helos. 15 engines. 11 water tenders. 1 air attack. 4 injuries. $2.5 Million cost-to-date.

14. MILLER COMPLEX

17 miles East of Cave Junction, OR.  Started 8/14/2017. Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. Made up of 20 individual fires. Lightning caused. 3,200 total acres. 4% contained. Threatened are 14 single-family homes, 5 minor structures.  Active fire behavior with group torching, uphill runs and creeping. $1.4 Million cost-to-date.

15. MILLI FIRE

Fire engine providing structure protection

Structure protection on the Milli Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

Burning along 16 Road (South of) and 9 miles West of Sisters, OR.  Started 8/11/2017 from an unknown cause. Located in Three Sisters Wilderness and about 1.5 miles SW of Black Crater Lake. 7,814 acres. 0% contained. 652 homes are under threat. Level 3 Evacuations in effect for Eddington, Crossroads, Ramuda and along 16 Road, South of Sisters.  Level 1 Evacuations for Tollgate. Extreme fire behavior with running, spotting and crowning. 410 personnel. 10 crews and 11 engines. Cost-to-date is $870,000.

16. MONUMENT HILL FIRE

Started on private land about 5 miles NE of Quincy, WA.  Started 8/16/2017. WA Fire Service. Cause under investigation. 6,255 acres. 85% contained. Tall grass and brush. Unknown fire behavior.  Threatened are 50 single family hoes, 25 non-residential commercial structures and 100 minor structures. Damaged are 4 homes, 15 minor structures.  Destroyed are 4 homes and 20 minor structures. 122 personnel. 3 helos. 30 engines. Unknown cost-to-date.

17. NENA SPRINGS FIRE

Photo of firefighter using a drip torch to burn a line.

A Confederated Tribes firefighter uses a drip torch to create a “containment line” to keep the fire from spreading through the grasses. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

7 air miles NE of Simnasho and on the NE Boundary of Warm Springs Indian Reservation, OR.  Started 8/8/2017. USDA BIA. Grass, timber, dormant brush.  Human caused, under investigation. 66,003 acres. 40% containment. Threatened are 50 homes, 4 multi-residential structures, 3 mixed commercial/residential structures, plus 50 minor structures and 1 non-residential commercial structures. Damaged are 1 home and 3 minor structures. Destroyed are 6 homes plus 4 minor structures. Extreme fire behavior with uphill runs and is a wind-driven fire.  Significant Event: fire escaped containment lines on 8/17/2017 and made a big run and with extreme fire activity and an extreme rate of spread. 127 personnel. 4 crews. 5 helos. 24 engines.  CTD is $24 Million.

18. NOISY CREEK FIRE

33 miles from Colville, WA. Started 8/11/2017.   Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. 4,000 acres. 68% containment. Moderate fire behavior with backing, creeping and single-tree torching. 3 homes are under threat. 139 personnel. 4 crews. 3 engines. CTD is $5.4 Million.

19. NORSE PEAK FIRE

Norse Peak Fire expansion Wed, August 16

Extreme fire behavior is visible on the Norse Peak Fire on 8/16/2017. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

11 miles West of Cliffdell, WA. Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. Timber.  USDA Forest Service. ALERT: Highway 410 is closed due to trees over the roadway.  Level 3 evacuations for Union Creek.   Level 1 evacuations for Goose Prairie, Bumping Lake. 9 wildfires:  American Fire (150 acres), Union Creek Trail Fire (20 acres). 1,250 total acres. 4% containment. 110 structures threatened. 201 personnel. 5 crews. 2 helos. 4 engines. Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and spotting. $500,000 cost-to-date.

20. NORTH PELICAN FIRE

A large column of smoke rising from the North Pelican Fire on August 19. PC: Officer Steve Leslie

Smoke column on the North Pelican Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

North slope of Pelican Butte, OR. Started 8/10/2017. Lightning caused. USDA Forest Service. 200 homes threatened. 500 acres. 0% containment. Timber, brush. 45 personnel. 1 helicopter. 8 engines. Unknown cost-to-date.

21. REBEL FIRE

the French Fire burns on a ridge above Detroit, OR

Burning above Detroit on the French Fire. (Courtesy/Incident)

13 miles South of McKenzie Bridge, OR.  Started unknown. USDA Forest Service. Started 8/4/2017. Cause unknown. Active fire behavior with backing and single-family homes threatened. IC also managing other fires Whitewater Fire (6,428 acres), Little Devil Fire (103 acres), Avenue Fire (14 acres), Bob Canyon Fire (27 acres) and French Fire (27 acres). 294 personnel total. 10 crews. 12 engines. $1.8 Million cost-to-date.

22. SHAN CREEK FIRE

10 miles West of Grants Pass, OR.  Started 8/10/2017. Lightning. USDA Forest Service. Transitioned to Type 3 IMT as of this morning at 0600 hours. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. 156 acres. 85% contained. 180 personnel. 3 crews and 14 engines. $1.7 Million CTD.

23. STALEY FIRE

Smoke rising out of the forest in front of Staley Ridge.

Smoke on the Staley Fire (Credit: Mark McCool via Inciweb)

23 miles South of Oakridge, OR.  Willamette NF. Lightning caused. 761 acres.  0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with group torching, flanking and short-range spotting.  Type 2 NW team 9 on order. 233 personnel. 7 crews. 7 engines. $823,000 CTD.

24. UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX

Night Shift Fire fighters holding line on Happy Dog

Operations on this Umpqua North Complex goes into the dead of night. This is on Happy Dog fire along Hwy 138. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

50 miles East of Roseburg, OR. Started 8/11/2017. Cause unknown, under investigation. Active fire behavior with group and single-tree torching. 6,881 total acres. 1% containment. Multiple fires. Happy Dog Fire (1,736 acres), Fall Creek Fire (997 acres), Ragged Ridge Fire (150 acres), Oak Nob Fire (59 acres), Calf – Copeland Fire (260 acres), Broken Tooth Fire (190 acres) and Devils Canyon Fire (140 acres). Threatened structures (36 homes, 21 non-residential commercial and 30 minor structures).  Damaged structures (13 non-residential commercial buildings.  686 personnel. 17 crews. 46 engines. 4 helos. $1.8 Million CTD.

Umpqua North Complex Fire Alert!  Level 1-3 evacuations Douglas County Sheriff Office along Hwy. 138.  Red Cross Shelter located at Glide Seventh Day Adventist Church at 19085 N. Umqua Hwy. in Glide, OR.

25. WHITEWATER FIRE

View of the Whitewater Fire backing to containment line on the west side of the fire on August 18

This is what “backing” looks like on a wildfire like this one on the Whitewater Fire. (Courtesy/Inciweb)

15 miles East of Detroit, OR.  Started 7/23/2017. Lightning ignited. Multiple fires. Timber, brush. USDA Forest.  7,595 acres. 0% contained.  Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and single-tree torching.  113 homes, 1 mixed commercial/residential, 2 non-residential/commercial and 46 minor structures threatened.  646 personnel. 16 crews. 8 helos. 13 engines. $15 Million CTD.

26. WHYCHUS FIRE

10 miles NE of Sisters, OR. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.  2,012 acres. 95% contained. Brush and tall grass. 51 personnel. 2 crews and 3 engines. $700,000 CTD.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/19/2017 1920 Hours PDT

#MaldenFire | Washington | New!

MALDEN FIRE – NEAR MALDEN, WASHINGTON STATE

Incident Summary | Firefighters were dispatched at 2134 hours on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, to a brush fire near Malden (Whitman County) in Washington State.

Size Up | Unofficial statements of this being a fast-moving wildfire with a high rate of spread (ROS) and 350 acres destroyed have been reported by media sources.

Resources | State mobe was approved on Wednesday and fire assets should be either on-scene or pouring into the area on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

Social Media | We are using the following hashtags for this incident:  #MaldenFire #WhitmanCoWA #WAwildfire2017 #WaWILDFIRE

ABOUT MALDEN

Location of Malden, Washington

Malden is a tiny town with a population (as of 2015 census) of 202 residences in a .67 square mile radius.  It’s community is located in Whitman County just South of Spokane, Washington.

(Credit:  Wikipedia)

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#SnakeRiverFire | Washington State | 6

NEAR CLARKSTON, WASHINGTON  

Incident Summary | A wildfire prompted fire assets to be dispatched around 1800 on the evening of Saturday, July 15th.  When the first due arrived from the Whitman Fire District #14 Agency, they called in that the fire was on the other side of the river in Garfield County.

Since, then a State Mobe was approved for multiple strike teams around the State.

Location | 8 miles NW of Clarkston and 15 miles East of Pomeroy, Washington State.

Snake River. (Photo Credit: Danny Boyd)

Size | 3,980 acres. 80% contained.

Fire Fuels | Tall grasses.

Cause | Lightning.

Current Conditions |  Active fire behavior with creeping, smoldering and uphill runs.

Resources |  265 personnel. 7 crews. 2 helicopters.

Command |  A BMIDC State Mobe was dispatched at 1505 hours on 7/17/2017 to respond.

Current Conditions |  Fire behavior was minimal Monday as winds subsided after sunset. High Humidity recovery overnight, fire remained in existing footprint. Containment lines are holding. 

 

Social Media | We are using #SnakeRiverFire and #WAwildfire2017 #WAwildfire #GarfieldCoFire as hashtags.  You can also find Fire coverage on our Social Media Channels on Facebook and Twitter (@nwfireblog).

THANK YOU FIREFIGHTERS!

 

 

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 1405 hours PDT

#LariatFire | California | NEW!

NEAR SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

Summary | A fast-moving 2-alarm fire is burning uphill in the San Jose Alum Rock neighborhood that started from an unknown cause around 1800 hours PDT this evening (Tuesday, 7/11/2017)

Location | The fire is located 6 miles NE of San Jose, in Santa Clara County in California in San Jose’s Alum Rock neighborhood.

Current Conditions | Very active fire behavior with a high rate of spread (ROS) and appears to be wind-driven. 2 homes have been destroyed with more under direct threat.  One Firefighter has been transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Credit: CAL Fire

The grass fire has turned into a wildfire that has been named the #LariatFire which has reached a total of 100 acres with a 0% containment status.

Resources | Both San Jose FD and CAL Fire personnel are assigned to this incident along with a Type 3 hand crew and 1 helicopter on-scene. More unknown resources are pouring into the area as this fire is threatening both humans and properties.

Evacuations | Evacuations are in effect for Claitor Way and Boulder Drive.

Weather Report | Current temps are 73*F with relative humidity (RH) at 50%.  Winds are 13 mph.  Dewpoint is 54*F.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog