#SnakeRiverFire | Washington State | 2

GARFIELD COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE 

Incident Summary | A Washington wildfire is burning near Pomeroy (Garfield County) and about 2-2.5 miles from the Asotin County Line began on Friday evening.

The area is approximately 4 hours from Seattle (Western WA) to the other side of the State (Eastern Washington).

Size | 500 acres and growing. 0% containment.

Cause | A large lightning storm passed over the area last night and caused this wildfire.

Resources | State Mobe was approved at 0800 hours on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  We are also being told some private contractors (we are respecting their request not to publish their company names) are also being requested as resources on this incident.

So far, we have a Type 6 engine (IA) and 1 dozer either en route or on-scene.  Additional fire assets are pouring into the area.

Threats | Homes, crops and cell phone towers.

Photo Credit: WA DNR

Social Media | We are using #SnakeRiverFire and #WAwildfire2017 #WAwildfire #GarfieldCoFire

Thank you to those who have been helping us with fire information!  It has been a challenging one to locate good sources of information since there is no scanner feed down there. Those who are being deployed, we thank you for your service, dedication and tireless efforts during this busy fire season!  – LR Swenson/Ed.

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

#SnakeRiverFire | Washington State | New!

GARFIELD COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE (Correction: We goofed and put Grant County.)

Incident Summary | A wildfire ignited from an unknown cause on Saturday, July 15, 2017.

The fire is burning near Pomeroy, Washinigton, about 4 hours from the Seattle area on the other side of the State.

Size | 500 acres and growing. 0% containment.

Cause | Some are speculating that it was caused by lightning as one who lives nearby says there was quite a big lightning show last night. We are still waiting for the official cause.

Resources | State Mobe was approved at 0800 hours on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Type 3 will be assigned as well. We have reached out to the WA State Mobe and waEMD to try to get additional information.

Threats | Homes, crops and cell phone towers.

Photo Credit: WA DNR

Current Fire Weather | 80*F temps, 47% RH and winds SW 9 mph with gusts of 11 mph.  RED FLAG WARNING due to potential lightning and thunderstorms.

Social Media | We are using #SnakeRiverFire and #WAwildfire2017 #WAwildfire #GarfieldCoFire

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 1315 hours PDT

#Cactus Fire to be Contained on May Day

CACTUS WILDFIRE

Incident Summary | A new wildfire named #Cactus has ignited in the Tonto National Forest, about 4 miles NE of Mesa, Arizona.  It started on Tuesday, April 25th.

Cause | Unknown.

Fire Fuels | Chaparral and short grass.

Incident Cooperators | USFS, Maricopa County Sheriff Office and the Salt River Project.

Fire Images | Courtesy of Inciweb

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UPDATE 4 – April 30, 2017 – 1145 Hours PDT

Fire Status | Fire personnel are starting to be released to be available should a new start occur. There is minimal smoke visible in the interior of the fire, however logs lying on the ground may put up small smokes for the next few days.

Personnel  | There are 75 personnel that remain on this incident.

Acreage | 65%.

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UPDATE 3 – April 29, 2017 – 1100 Hours PDT

Fire Status | Fire crews have reached a 65% containment status and have been holding the wildfire at 818 acres.   Crews are in mop-up operations on the fire’s edge and conducting patrols.

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UPDATE 2 – April 28, 2017 – 1740 Hours PDT

Fire Status | 818 acres scorched and reached a 40% containment status.

View of the Cactus Fire from the air

Firefighters are engaged in mop up activities on the fire edge and patrolling the fire area.  They are making some great progress.

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UPDATE 1 – April 28, 2017 – 1430 Hours PDT

Fire Behavior | Moderate fire behavior with creeping.

Personnel | 80 personnel are still assigned to this fire incident.

Burnout along Phon D Sutton Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Status | 500 acres burned with a 30% containment status.

Firefighters plan to hold the fire south and east of the Salt River, while protecting an SRP power line that runs through the fire area. The Bush Highway, which was closed for several days, is now fully open.

Resources |  2 crews. 6 engines. 1 helicopter.  IC is Nick Castro ICT3 trainee managing 80 personnel.

Threats | Numerous structures threatened.   Firefighters are suppressing the fire and protecting power lines, recreation sites, highway guard rail and other values at risk.  Additionally, wild horses that roam free on USFS lands.  They have so far kept away from this wildfire.

Cost-To-Date | $85,000.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#Cactus Wildfire Slowly Contained

CACTUS WILDFIRE

Incident Summary | A new wildfire named #Cactus has ignited in the Tonto National Forest, about 4 miles NE of Mesa, Arizona.  It started on Tuesday, April 25th.

Cause | Unknown.

Fire Fuels | Chaparral and short grass.

Incident Cooperators | USFS, Maricopa County Sheriff Office and the Salt River Project.

Fire Images | Courtesy of Inciweb

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UPDATE 3 – April 29, 2017 – 1100 Hours PDT

Fire Status | Fire crews have reached a 65% containment status and have been holding the wildfire at 818 acres.   Crews are in mop-up operations on the fire’s edge and conducting patrols.

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UPDATE 2 – April 28, 2017 – 1740 Hours PDT

Fire Status | 818 acres scorched and reached a 40% containment status.

View of the Cactus Fire from the air

Firefighters are engaged in mop up activities on the fire edge and patrolling the fire area.  They are making some great progress.

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UPDATE 1 – April 28, 2017 – 1430 Hours PDT

Fire Behavior | Moderate fire behavior with creeping.

Personnel | 80 personnel are still assigned to this fire incident.

Burnout along Phon D Sutton Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Status | 500 acres burned with a 30% containment status.

Firefighters plan to hold the fire south and east of the Salt River, while protecting an SRP power line that runs through the fire area. The Bush Highway, which was closed for several days, is now fully open.

Resources |  2 crews. 6 engines. 1 helicopter.  IC is Nick Castro ICT3 trainee managing 80 personnel.

Threats | Numerous structures threatened.   Firefighters are suppressing the fire and protecting power lines, recreation sites, highway guard rail and other values at risk.  Additionally, wild horses that roam free on USFS lands.  They have so far kept away from this wildfire.

Cost-To-Date | $85,000.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

AZ’s #Cactus Wildfire Burns | 2

CACTUS WILDFIRE

Incident Summary | A new wildfire named #Cactus has ignited in the Tonto National Forest, about 4 miles NE of Mesa, Arizona.  It started on Tuesday, April 25th.

Cause | Unknown.

Fire Fuels | Chaparral and short grass.

Incident Cooperators | USFS, Maricopa County Sheriff Office and the Salt River Project.

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UPDATE 2 – April 28, 2017 – 1740 Hours PDT

Fire Status | 818 acres scorched and reached a 40% containment status.

View of the Cactus Fire from the air

Firefighters are engaged in mop up activities on the fire edge and patrolling the fire area.  They are making some great progress.

Photo Courtesy:  Inciweb

UPDATE 1 – April 28, 2017 – 1430 Hours PDT

 

Fire Behavior | Moderate fire behavior with creeping.

Personnel | 80 personnel are still assigned to this fire incident.

Burnout along Phon D Sutton Road

Photo Courtesy:  Inciweb

Fire Status | 500 acres burned with a 30% containment status.

Firefighters plan to hold the fire south and east of the Salt River, while protecting an SRP power line that runs through the fire area. The Bush Highway, which was closed for several days, is now fully open.

Resources |  2 crews. 6 engines. 1 helicopter.  IC is Nick Castro ICT3 trainee managing 80 personnel.

Threats | Numerous structures threatened.   Firefighters are suppressing the fire and protecting power lines, recreation sites, highway guard rail and other values at risk.  Additionally, wild horses that roam free on USFS lands.  They have so far kept away from this wildfire.

Cost-To-Date | $85,000.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

New Wildfire #Cactus Ignites | 1

CACTUS WILDFIRE

Incident Summary | A new wildfire named #Cactus has ignited in the Tonto National Forest, about 4 miles NE of Mesa, Arizona.  It started on Tuesday, April 25th.

Cause | Unknown.

Fire Fuels | Chaparral and short grass.

Fire Behavior | Moderate fire behavior with creeping.

Burnout along Phon D Sutton Road

Photo Courtesy:  Inciweb

Fire Status | 500 acres burned with a 30% containment status.

Firefighters plan to hold the fire south and east of the Salt River, while protecting an SRP power line that runs through the fire area. The Bush Highway, which was closed for several days, is now fully open.

Resources |  2 crews. 6 engines. 1 helicopter.  IC is Nick Castro ICT3 trainee managing 80 personnel.

Threats | Numerous structures threatened.   Firefighters are suppressing the fire and protecting power lines, recreation sites, highway guard rail and other values at risk.  Additionally, wild horses that roam free on USFS lands.  They have so far kept away from this wildfire.

Cost-To-Date | $85,000.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

Withers Fire | Oregon | August 22 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Withers Fire near Paisley, OR

Photo Courtesy: Inciweb

Start Date

8/17/2016

Fire Location

The Withers Fire is located on Lakeview District, BLM territory, approximately 1 mile north of Paisley, OR.

Cause

Human-caused. Exact cause unknown and under investigation.

Fire Fuels

The Fire is burning in brush and short grass.

Current Conditions

Minimal fire behavior. Backing and creeping. It is currently at a 85% containment status.

Threats

About 30 homes  threatened.

RESOURCES

Fire Response

179 personnel are assigned to this incident.

Equipment / Add’l Resources

3 crews, 12 engines and 2 helicopters.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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Withers Fire | Oregon | August 21 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

photo of Smokey Bear Prevention sign in Paisley

 

Fire Location

The Withers Fire is located on Lakeview District, BLM territory, approximately 1 mile north of Paisley, OR.

Fire Fuels

The Fire is burning in brush and short grass.

Current Conditions

Minimal fire behavior. Backing and creeping. It is currently at a 65% containment status.

Threats

Residences threatened.

Road Closures

  • Forest Road No. 33, also known as the River Road
  • From the junction with Forest Road No. 3315 (also known as the High Road) to Jones Crossing
  • Forest Road No. 3315 from the junction with Forest Road No. 33 to the intersection with Forest Road No. 3360 are closed.
  • Travelers must detour through Government Harvey Pass to access areas west and south of the fire zones.

RESOURCES

Fire Response

231 personnel are assigned to this incident.

EVACUATIONS

Orders

Lifted Level 1 evacuation yesterday. Planning to transfer to the local unit on 8/23/16 (Tuesday).

WEATHER

Current Weather

Today will be the fifth day of temperatures in the 90s, 5-10 degrees higher than normal, with the potential for gusty winds in the afternoon. A Red Flag Warning will be in effect from noon to 9 p.m.

Fire danger remains extreme.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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