NEW Wildfire | #412Fire | Oklahoma

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A large wildfire is burning in Beaver County, Oklahoma.

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FIRE FACT | Critical to Extreme fire weather for much of Kansas again today (Saturday, March 7) with a ūüö©ūüĒ•Red Flag Warning¬†ūüĒ•ūüö©¬†issued from¬†US National Weather Service Topeka Kansas¬†and¬†US National Weather Service Dodge City Kansasfrom noon to 6:00 p.m.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

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OKLAHOMA

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  • Oklahoma Forestry Services
  • Beaver County
  • Beaver County Oklahoma Emergency Management
  • Ellis County Oklahoma Emergency Management
  • Ellis County – Fire Strike Team – Harmon FD, Arnett FD
  • Harper County

FIRE FACT | OKFS fire crews are fighting 19 active wildfires. 7 are considered large wildfires. Crews are engaged on fires from near the Arkansas border to the Panhandle of Oklahoma.

TEXAS

  • Texas Forestry
  • NWS Amarillo
  • Texas Counties

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Kansas

  • Kansas Forestry¬† Service
  • KS Volunteer Fire Departments
  • NWS Wichita
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FIRE FACT | 7 Clark County Wildland Task Force units is also assisting local resources in Meade County, Kansas, while local fire departments assist on this wildfire.

  • Clark County Wildland Fire Task Force
  • NWS Dodge City
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TIMELINE

2212 CST  | Reports of patients and clients of the Beavert hospital and nursing home have been transported to Buffalo, Oklahoma and Meade, Kansas during the evacuation orders given.

2130 CST |¬†Local news reporting:¬† “Woolly Buffalo Inn in Buffalo, Oklahoma. Offering displaced 412 Fire evacuees can stay for free this evening and Sunday night.

2014 CST | Fire continues to burn.  Fire is south of Forgan.  Smoke can be seen in the State of Kansas.

1934 CST | Continued line construction around the fire. 10% containment status.  Challenging conditions.  Beaver and Forgan have been evacuated. Reported unknown number of structures have been lost, pending the outcome of a damage assessment.

1731 CST | Fire burning on the EW 100 road, about 3 miles north of Beaver. Tanker 95 is working the flanks with ground resources.

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1717 CST | Plume  visible and reportedly near Beaver.  Estimated to have grown to 10,000. Numerous fire departments, include Oklahoma Forestry Services and Kansas Forest Service. Can be seen on satellite. Located in Beaver County. Evacuation in effect for the town of Beaver.

KSFS Tanker 95 is one of many resources deployed as mutual aid.

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1708 CST | Beaver Emergency Management is asking people to evacuate in Forgan, Oklahoma.

1641 CST |  Continued extreme Fire behavior with wind-driven runs and spotting. Fire has moved 14-miles from the point-of-origin.  Evacuations for the town of Beaver , Oklahoma in effect.

1535 CST | Extreme fire behavor with wind-driven runs.  Structure protection in effect.

1446 CST  | Town of Beaver initiates mandatory evacuations. Fire has reached the southwestern edge of town. Structures were on fire, along with a burned area at the local High School football field.

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1307 CST | Sirens continuously going off in the town of Beaver to evacuate the fast-moving wildfire approaching their town.

1136 CST | Resource Order dispatched via the Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center.

1037 CST | The Ellis County Strike Team (OH) has been dispatched to the 412 Fire, a grass fire located about 5 miles west of Ellwood in Beaver County, Oklahoma.

0707 CST | Kansas Fire Weather

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#KnottGrassFire | Washington | 2

NEAR GARFIELD/ASOTIN COUNTY LINE, WASHINGTON STATE

Incident Summary | A grass fire was reported this evening on Wednesday, August 2, 2017,  which is reported to be SE of Pomeroy, Washington.

Size Up |  The fire is said to be fast-moving with a high rate of spread is burning in heavy fire fuels that include dry grasslands, some crops and into timber.

Cause | There is no cause known at the time of this post.

Resources | Fire mobe has been approved and some of the units being deployed is a Type 3 unit from Lincoln Fire District 1 and a strike team from the  Spokane area.  Crews are said to be en route at the moment and will be briefed on Thursday, August 3 @ 0800 hours PDT.

Command | Command post will be at the Pomeroy High School. The SE WA IMT 1 team will be/has taken over Fire Manager on this incident.

Social Media | Very little is being covered by other Fire Agencies or generally  by midstream media.  We have a few sources providing information and once they get all settled in Рwe will provide you all with an update and hopefully with some fire images.

Hashtags:  #KnottGrassFire #KnottGrassRdFire #WAwildfire2017 #WaWILDFIRE

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

WASHINGTON WILDFIRE – #BlueCreekFire – Friday, July 24, 2015

FIRE SUMMARY: 

The Blue Creek Wildfire ignited on Monday, July 20, 2015.  It was a human-caused fire.  Investigators are still reviewing this case and have yet to release specific details.

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The fire is located 8 miles E of Walla Walla in Washington State.

One structure and 7 outbuildings have been reportedly destroyed.

FIRE STATUS

The fire has burned 6,225 acres but has gained a 25% containment status, which is a great success for the almost 1,000 firefighters on this incident.

Firefighters continue to fight fire in the E and SE sections.  They are working extremely hard to keep fire from the Mills Creek Watershed. So far, it has not entered on to the Watershed property.

MAP OF FIRE AREA

ALERT!

A Community Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Performing Arts Theater at the Walla Walla Community College beginning at 1900 hours.

Previous Community Meeting minutes here –> http://www.co.walla-walla.wa.us/Departments/EMD/docs/WWSOBlueCreekFireInformation7-22-15.pdf

ASSETS:

Staffing:

  • Total Personnel:¬† 1,000
  • 17 [20] Person Hand Crews
  • 3 Type 1 Hotshot Crews
  • Injuries:¬† 5 [Bee stings, twisted ankle]
  • Crews:¬† 5
  • WAIMT #1
  • WAIMT #1 COM1
  • State Mobe approved on 7/20/2015

Incident Cooperators:

  • WA DNR SE Region
  • Walla Walla County Fire District 4
  • Washington State Patrol
  • Washington State Fire Marshal
  • Walla Walla Emergency Management Department
  • Walla Walla County Sheriff
  • Columbia County EMD
  • USDA Forest Service Umatilla National Forest

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Equipment

  • Engines:¬† 82
  • Dozers:¬† 7
  • Water Tenders:¬† 19
  • Airtankers: 2
  • Helicopters:¬† 9

REPORTS FROM THE FIRE GROUND:

“Thank you,¬† #WallaWalla, for boosting the spirits of fire crews working hard to fight #BlueCreekFire

“We had to climb up a 2,000′ elevation to a ridge line to get out a stubborn fire.¬† We, as a crew were able to sway the fire away from homes and the City.” Bellevue Fire #101 Engine crew [Structure Protection guys] talking about the steep and rugged terrain.

“Calling in the Hotshots right away is a very good thing.¬† We don’t want another political mess like the Carlton Complex.” an unnamed Firefighter on Social Media.

TRENDING ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

“Show support with social media or place signs of support in your yards to show appreciation.” @pnwvost

“This fire was way too close for comfort.” Walla Walla resident talking about how close the fire was to her home.

“The Blue Creek Fire is the highest priority Fire in the Northwest.” KUOW.org

EVACUATION:

LEVEL 3 [Only local residents, land owners and emergency services are allowed in this point to allow firefighters and equipment to work safely in the area]:

  • Klicker Mountain Road
  • Blue Creek Road

RED CROSS SHELTER:

The Red Cross has set up an Evacuation Shelter at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds.  For information on Evacuations, contact the Red Cross at 509.386.6306 or the Walla Walla County EOC at 509.524.2900.

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