WA Wildfire Activity Report

Sunday Update – August 29, 2021

It has been a busy weekend full of wildfires on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This is a recap of this weekend’s wildfire activity as of this evening as of 2000 hours. Information has been gleaned from the Wildcad.net website.

395 TURF FIRE. Fender Road, Spokane County. Call date/time – 8/29/2021, 1434. .1 acre of grass. Patrol Status.

4010 FIRE. Capitol Forest, Thurston County. Call date/time – 8/29/2021, 1044. 0.25 acres of timber litter. Contained at 1245 hours and under control at 1431 hours.

8TH AVE FIRE. Pinnacle Unit in Roy of Pierce County. Call date/time – 8/28/2021, 1910 hours. Controlled on 8/29/2021 at 1058 hours. In patrol status.

AMANDA FIRE. Amanda Drive in Olympia (Thurston County). Call date/time – 8/29/2021 1136 hours. 1.5 acres of grass and brush. Contained at 1555 hours. In patrol status.

BERNHILL ROAD FIRE. Bernhill Road, Spokane County. Call date/time – 8/29/2021 1203. 3.3 acres of grass, shrub, timber understory. Resources on-scene 8/292/2021 1220. Open incident.

CENTERVILLE FIRE. Exit 83 in Lewis County. Call date/time – 8/29/2021, 1344. 0.5 acre of grass, shrub and timber understory. In patrol status.

FARWELL TRACK FIRE. East Farwell Road, Spokane County. Call date/time – 8/27/2021 0619. 0.1 acre of slash and blowdown. Contained 0740 and controlled 0755 hours PT.

G1800 FIRE. Kingston in Kitsap County. Call date/time – 8/29/2021 1123 hours. 0.3 acres of shrub and timber understory. IC: Meyer as of 8/29/2021 at 1307 hours. Contained at 1548 hours. In patrol status.

LACEY FIRE. Martin Way and Meridian Road NE, Lacey. Call date/time, unknown. Info posted by FD3 on 8/29/2021 at 1150 PT. 2nd Alarm. Lacey FD3 and WA DNR worked the fire. Unknown wildfire name. This was considered as a large grass/brush fire threatening structures. Cause is unknown and under investigation.

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LEUDINGHAUSE FIRE. Dryad in Lewis County. Call date/time 8/29/2021, 1659. 1 acre of grass and shrub. Engines 2300 and 2402 dispatched. Contained at 1800 and under control at 1900 hours PT.

ORCAS ROAD FIRE. Orcas Road on Orcas Island in San Juan County. Call date/time – 8/28/2021, 1539. 4.5 acres of timber understory, grass. IC White on 8/28/2021 1650 hours PT. Patrol status on 8/29/2021 at 1637 PT.

OXBOW FIRE. Brown’s Creek Campground in Mason County. Call date/time – 8/28/2021, 1438 hours. 0.3 acres of shrub, timber litter, timber understory and brush. IC: USFS/Neal on 8/28/2021 on 1558 hours. DNR resources were released and USFS assisted with incident.

PINELODGE FIRE. Stonelodge in Stevens County. Call date/time – 8/28/201, 1414. 0.45 acre of grass and timber understory. In patrol status.

QUARTZ RIDGE FIRE. Republic, Ferry County. Call date/time – 8/28/2021, 1937. 0.37 acre of timber understory, grass and timber litter. Contained 8/292/2021 1557.

ROCKY HILL FIRE. Rock Hill, Spokane County. Call date/time – 8/29/2021, 1232. 0.1 acre of timber understory. Contained 1320, under control 1345.

TWISTED TREE FIRE. Lacey in Thurston County. Call date/time – 8/29/2021 1507 PT. 0.01 acre of grass, shrub and timber. IC: Cooper as of 8/29/2021 at 1531 hours. Contained 1537. Controlled at 1601 hours. In patrol status.

VEIT FIRE. Veit Road in Pend Oreille County. Call date/time – 8/28/2021 1839. 0.1 acres of timber understory. contained 8/29/2021 0928 and controlled at 1003 hours.

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NW Fire Activity Report

There were hundreds of lightning strikes in the northwest for both the Washington and Oregon States. This is a list of fires that broke out and have since been contained. Check out our separate daily Recap of the 29 wildfires that are currently burning in our areas.

This information is gleaned from various sources, including WildCAD.net.

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August 21, 2021 – Saturday

Moon Creek Fire. Fertile Valley Rd, Pend Orielle, WA. Call dispatched 1653. 0.1 acres. Timber understory. Contained 1800, controlled 1930.

Rattlesnake Springs Fire. Rattlesnake Springs. Chelan County, WA. Dispatched 1532. 0.1 acre of grass. Contained 1715 PT.

Meadow Fire. Meadow Creek. Kittitas County, WA. Dispatched 1500 hours. 0.1 acre of logs. IC: Patrol 3. Contained/controlled at 1516.

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Pease Trail Fire. Pease Rd. Pend Orielle County, WA. Dispatched 1316. 0.1 acre. Timber. contained 1433. Controlled 1452.

Duncan Creek Fire. Duncan Creek Rd. Skamania County, WA. Dispatched 1209 PT. 0.1 acre. Agency Assist.

Fuhrman Hill. Fuhrman Rd, Stevens County, WA. Dispatched 0918. 0.1 acres. Grass and shrub. Contained and controlled at 1000 hours.

Vista House Fire. Mt. Spokane, Spokane County, WA. Dispatched 0850. 0.1 acres. Timber, understory. Contained 0940 and controlled at 0950.

Marx Fire. Marx Rd. Stevens County, WA. Dispatched 0150 PT. 0.1 acre. Timber understory and litter. Contained 1057 PT. Controlled 1448 PT.

August 20, 2021 – Friday

Wending Lane Fire. Plain, Chelan County, WA. Dispatched 2012. 0.1 acre of grass, timber and litter. IC: DeSalvo effective 2300 hours. Contained/controlled 2337.

Blue Jay Fire. Badger Mtn. Chelan County WA. Dispatched 1947. 0.1 acre. Timber understory. IC DeSalvo. Contained/controlled/out at 0813 on 8/21/2021.

Rail Trail Fire. Republic in Ferry County, WA. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 1834 PT. Contained 1900 hours. Controlled 1901.

Howard Heights Fire. Howard Heights. OLS (WA). Dispatched 1313 PT. 0.1 acres. Timber, understory. Contained, controlled and out at 1320 PT.

Bear Creek Fire. Newport Hwy. Spokane County, WA. Dispatched 1236 PT. 0.1 acre. Timber and litter. Contained 1300. Controlled 1310.

Spring Gulch Fire. Cold Springs, Umatilla OR. Dispatched 1044 PT. 3 acres of grass and shrub. IC: Basey. Contained 1553.

Skookum Fire. Kamilchie Point. Mason County, WA. Dispatched 0727. 0.1 acre. Grass, shrub and timber. IC: Reynolds. Contained and controlled at 1527.

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NW Wildfire Activity Log

Hello and thank you for visiting our blog about Northwest Wildfire activity here in the northwest. This includes recent State deployments of resource orders and wildfires in Washington State and Oregon.

If you have a wildfire tip, please call 9-1-1 in your area but we’d love the tip so we can cover it and get important information out to those who need it the most.

Wishing you all safety, no matter where you are at home or away. And, as Eric says, “Don’t forget to drink your O’s (H2o/water). — LR Swenson , Editor/Blogger

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DEER FIRE (OR)

State OR resources C201, C201A, C201B, C201C, C201D, E621, E622 were dispatched to a wildfire called the DEER SPRING FIRE an exact location. Incident #MAF-2169. Open/Active incident.

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5 new starts | 2052, 2042, 2037, 2021, 1954 PT | all around in the same area. Mapping below. (OR)

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1857 PT | BUNCH FIRE (WA)

Tacoma Creek Rd, Pend Oreille County. WA DNR resources BC32, E31, LT34 dispatched via the NEC today at 1746 PT hours. Incident #COF-1791. Units arrived o/s 1857 hours PT.

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1758 PT | HICKS FIRE (OR)

Wildland fire resources and equipment: C7-4, E7462 and E7466 were dispatched through the Blue Mtn Interagency Dispatch Center at 1738 hours PT this evening to the HICKS FIRE. The fire is located 11 miles NE of Wallowa in the Braham Meadows area on Wallowa ODF lands. Currently 1.79 acres of grass, timber and reproduction timber have been destroyed. Open incident.

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1738 PT | MUDDY FIRE (OR)

 Resources (7203, E311, E7262) were dispatched this evening at 1738 hours via the Blue Mtn Interagency Dispatch Center to the MUDDY FIRE. See mapping for location. About 0.1 of grass and slash have been burned. Open incident.

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1539 PT | GABB FIRE (OR)

Resources are on-scene of a wildfire named the GABB FIRE, which were dispatched out of the John Day Interagency Dispatch Center today at 1539 hours PT. The fire is located about 8.7 miles north of John Day, OR. Currently 0.75 acre of grass, logs, duff and timber have been burned. New incident.

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1212 PT | HELISPOT FIRE (OR)

E656, E657 and E658 were dispatched via the Blue Mtn Interagency Dispatch Center to the DALE HELISPOT FIRE. The incident is located 10 miles south of Ukiah, in the Toll Bridge Rec Site area. Dispatch Time: 1212 PT. Lightning caused. 1 acre of grass burned. Open incident.

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1141 PT | COAL PIT FIRE (OR)

Incident #ODF-21126, PN N3RQ(1522), 952119 — Resources were dispatched through the John Day Interagency Dispatch Center at 1141 hours PT this morning to the COAL PIT FIRE. About 14 acres of Juniper and sagebrush have been consumed. Open Incident 

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(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/24/2021 2210 PT

WA | Wildfire Activity Report

JUNE 12, 2021 | 1945 PT

This is the Wildfire Activity Report for Friday and Saturday for Washington State.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Swenson Villa Fire. Dispatched 1327 PT. Swenson road, Stevens County. 0.3 acres. Grass. Contained 1420 PT. Controlled 1811. Comm Center: WA DNR – NEC.

Petrified Forest Fire. Dispatched 1435 hours PT. Petrified Forest. Kittitas County. 2 acres. Grass, brush. IC KIT26 Slyfield arrived at 1500 hours PT. Contained 1707 hours PT. Controlled at 1725 hours PT. WA DNR – CWC.

Clearview Fire. Dispatched 1629 PT. Diamond Lake. Pend Oreille County. 0.1 acre. Slash, blowdown. Contained 1800 hours PT. Controlled 1820 PT. WA DNR – NEC.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Elliott Fire. Dispatched 1535 PT. North Elliott Drive. Spokane County. 0.1 acre. Grass. Contained 1700 hours PT. Controlled 1715 PT. WA DNR – NEC.

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April 3, 2021 | NW Wildfire Updates

What a difference of a single day can make. Spokane and Steven Counties in Washington State were the only ones that saw any kind of small wildfires that ignited in their area.

The State of Oregon Dispatch centers (State) are not showing any dispatched fire assets or equipment in their areas, which is a clear sign that people were being Fire Smart and the weather was cooperating.

Here is a recap for both Oregon and the State of Washington on this Saturday evening, April 3, 2021.

SPOKANE COUNTY (WA)

1307 PT | BOWIE FIRE

W Bowie Road Fire. .6 acres of grass, shrub, understory. AR62 (IC). Resources on-scene at 1339 hours PT.

1234 PT | SOUTH SANDS FIRE

South Sands Road. 3.6 acres of grass, shrub. AR26 (IC). Contained and controlled at 1430 hours PT.

STEVENS COUNTY (WA)

1041 PT | HUBERT ROAD FIRE

Hubert Road. 0.1 acre. Grass, brush, timber and duff. SPA21 (IC). In patrol status.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 2030 hours PT

April 2, 2021 | NW Wildfire Updates

It was a busy day with wildfires breaking out. Here is a recap for both Oregon and the State of Washington on this Friday evening, April 2, 2021.

BLUE MOUNTAIN (OR)

1829 PT

094 FIRE. Unknown location. Engines 7463, 7465 on-scene. Dispatched via Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center. Open incident.

LAKEVIEW (OR)

1434 PT

PICTURE ROCK FIRE. 5 acres. BLM, FTR monitoring fire. Dispatched via Lakeview Interagency Dispatch Center. Open incident.

ROSEBURG (OR)

1207 PT

SUSAN CREEK TRAIL HEAD FIRE. Limited information. Dispatched via Roseburg Interagency Comm Center. Open incident.

VALE (OR)

1510 PT

MENDIOLA ROAD FIRE. 1000 Mendiola Road. 23 acres. Limited info. Dispatched via Vale Dispatch Center. Open incident.

FERRY COUNTY (WA)

1446 PT

TAYLOR FIRE. Taylor Road. .3 acres of grass, shrubs, timber. HI 40 (IC) Contained 1545, controlled 1600 hours PT. Dispatched WA DNR NEC.

KLICKITAT COUNTY (WA)

1320 PT

SODA SPRINGS FIRE. Soda Springs. 5.92 acres of grass, brush, snag, timber, duff. SE-Dobson (IC). Contained/controlled/out at 1405 hours PT. Dispatched via WA DNR CWC.

PEND OREILLE COUNTY (WA)

1804 PT

TURTLE FIRE. Turtle Lane. BC31, E31 on-scene. Dispatched through WA DNR NEC. Open incident.

1649 PT

UNNAMMED FIRE. In the county. EZ10 (IC). Limited information. Dispatched thru WA DNR NEC. In patrol status.

1429 PT

SPRING VALLEY FIRE. Spring Valley Road. AR28 (IC) with resources AR26, 66, 7407 and NC63. Arrived on-scene at 1447 hours PT. 10 acres. Grass, brush, timber and litter. Dispatched via WA DNR NEC. Open incident.

1227 PT

LAURY FIRE. Laury Road. 2.8 acres of grass, timber, litter, slash. NE 54 (IC). Contained and controlled at 1500 hours. Dispatched via WA DNR NEC.

SPOKANE COUNTY (WA)

1853 PT

SMOKE CHECK. North Forker Road. AR62 E Zone 10 on-scene. Dispatched thru WA DNR NEC. Open incident.

1552 PT

JACKSON FIRE. Jackson Road. .5 acres grass, shrub, timber, understory. AR62 (IC) on-scene. 99% mopped up. Dispatched via WA DNR NEC. Open incident.

STEVENS COUNTY (WA)

1515 PT

CALVARY FIRE. Calvary Way. 28 acres. Another agency assist. Dispatched thru WA DNR NEC. Open incident.

1317 PT

WHITMORE FIRE. Whitmore Hill Road. 0.1 acre of grass. AR62 (IC). Dispatched WA DNR NEC. In patrol status.

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Cameron Peak Fire | 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The CAMERON PEAK FIRE is burning in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and on the Pawnee National Grasslands.

Ignited from an unknown source, it was reported on August 13, 2020.

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It is located about 15 miles northwest of Redfeather Lakes (Larimer County) in the beautiful State of Colorado (USA).

Command is comprised of the NW IMT Team 6 with IC Shawn Sheldon and Deputy ICs Shane Theall and Ken Paul.

CURRENT STATUS

Fire behavior is current active with flanking, group torching and backing.

Crews have reached a 40% containment status after a successful day of making progress with heavy equipment and air support.

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A TFR is in effect. No Drones in Fire Zones.

FIRE RESPONSE

Currently, assigned are 866 total personnel with 17 crews, 53 engines and 11 helcopters.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

There has been 126,164 acres of timber destroyed along with 89 structures.

Cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment efforts have reached $63,100,000.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 10/3/2020 2130 PT

Hidden Shores Fire | Arizona | Update 3

UPDATE 3

Fire assets were dispatched to Hidden Shores, about 11 miles northeast of Yuma, Arizona and dispatched through the Prescott Interagency Dispatch Center.  The original dispatched time was around 1233 hours MST on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

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At the time of the fire, CAD updates reported the fire was at five (5) acres as of Tuesday.   Today, fire Officials have released  the fire has increased to 10 acres  and that forward progress of the fire has been stopped.  This was per Inciweb, which appears to be somewhat behind in reporting on this incident. (Updated 2038 2/26/2020)     

UPDATE:  Per Prescott Interagency Dispatch Center showing increased to “52” acres.

Fire fuels include:  brush, salt cedar, riparian vegetation and marsh grass.

There is a 60% containment.

Currently, all Agencies are in an Unified Command system.  There are 22 personnel assigned to this incident.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/26/2020 – 2030 hours PST

Hidden Shores Fire | Arizona | Update 2

UPDATE 2

Fire assets were dispatched to Hidden Shores, about 11 miles northeast of Yuma, Arizona and dispatched through the Prescott Interagency Dispatch Center.  The original dispatched time was around 1233 hours MST on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

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At the time of the fire, CAD updates reported the fire was at five (5) acres as of Tuesday.   Today, fire Officials have released  the fire has increased to 10 acres  and that forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

Fire fuels include:  brush, salt cedar, riparian vegetation and marsh grass.

There is a 60% containment.

Currently, all Agencies are in an Unified Command system.  There are 22 personnel assigned to this incident.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/26/2020 – 2020 hours PST

Wildfire Activity | Arizona | February 25, 2020

PRESCOTT INTERAGENCY DISPATCH

Hidden Shores Fire | Hidden Shores, Arizona

Fire assets were dispatched to Hidden Shores for a wildfire around 1233 hours MST.  There has been 5 acres scorched.  No further info is known.

SHOW LOW INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER

Triple 8 Fire | 8822 Rd of the 58 Rd

A wildfire broke out, prompting this Dispatch Center to send out fire resources to the area around 1330 MST.  There was 0.1 acre of pine / grass scorched.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/25/2020 – 2005 PST