New Fire Start in WA | September 30 2017

POST SUMMARY | Fire season has mostly been dwindled down from over 30 wildfires to less than 10, except for Douglas County in Washington with a new fire start.  Here is our recap for Saturday, September 30, 2017.

WHITEHALL FIRE 

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Photo Credit: Grant County Fire District #13

Around 1216 hours today, a very large fire broke out near Whitehall Road and Road 7 SE and about 12 miles East of Coulee City (WA) from an unknown cause.   Firefighters from Ephrata FD, Grant County Fire Districts 5, 3 and 13 were dispatched as mutual aid for Douglas County and Coulee City Fire.   At that time, structure protection units were also requested.

At 1420 hours, Firefighters were still actively fighting this fire with increased behavior including wind-driven runs and spotting over containment lines.  BLM and DNR were also on-scene and assisting along with Grant County District 4.  Air resources were requested by BLM to deploy to this fast-moving wildfire that is now said to be threatening some structures in the area, where some firefighters are working and have in place structure protection.

Due to the increased wind, the fire has quickly grown from a small 1,000 acres to up to 15,000 in less than an hour with a 0% containment status!  With this being said, State mobe has been requested for assistance.  It was approved at 1545 hours the Washington State Patrol, the Agency that oversees the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Smoke was visible from Ephrata/Soap Lake areas.

HIGH CASCADES COMPLEX

Teamwork to remove debris cleared for containment lines on the Broken Lookout Fire.

Photo Credit: John Moyer

Consists of Pup and Broken Lookout Fires.  (East Zone). Fire update also includes the West Zone.

Pup Fire.  8,279 acres. 42% containment status. Located NW and SE of Hershberger Lookout partially in the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness (OR).  Repair work being done on a secondary dozer and hand lines.

Broken Lookout Fire.  19,181 acres. 27% containment. Located directly west of Union Creek on the Southern end of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness.

Total Resources for both Zones include 462 personnel, 2 Type 2 Ia crews, 6 Type 2 crews, 6 camp crews, 8 engines, 4 masticators, 2 medium helicopters, 2 light helicopters, 1 bulldozer, 2 water tenders and 189 overhead personnel.

Incident Command consists of the NW IMT Team 8 (West Zone) that is located at the Joseph Stewart State Park near Lost Creek Reservoir SW of Prospect, OR.  A Spike camp is located at Milo Academy near Milo, OR.

EAGLE CREEK FIRE

Beargrass sprouts in burned area - Beargrass is resprouting in some areas that burned in the Eagle Creek Fire. This area is west of Tanner Creek on the BPA right of way.

Beargrass (Life) is starting to sprout again in burned area. Photo Credit: Inciweb

The Eagle Creek fire has now reached 48,831 acres with a 46% containment status.  It is located on lands inside the Columbia River Gorge National Park in Oregon.

A cold front arrived over the fire and delivered up to a 1/4 inch of rain on Friday helped make the ground brush damp enough to not stop fire repair efforts.  Rain and cooler temps are expected throughout the weekend with a broadcasted message to crews to be extra careful of potentially dangerous slippery conditions and other hazards that could impact their safety.

Resources assigned to this wildfire are 4 hand crews, 4 engines, 1 helicopter, 10 excavators, 1 dozer, 3 chippers, 1 feller-buncher, 1 forwarder, 1 processor, 1 log loader, 3 skidders, 1 road grader and 229 total personnel.

CHETCO BAR FIRE

Store Gulch GS, Illinois River, Unwrapping back side of structure, Sep 22, 2017

Structure protection of the Store Gulch GS. Photo Credit: Inciweb

The Chetco Bar Fire’s Rogue River – Siskiyou NF personnel will host a public meeting this evening at 1800 hours at the Illinois Valley H.S. located at 625 East River Street in Cave Junction, OR.  They will provide a historical update on the fire.    Fire suppression work will continue, to continue patrol for any hotspots and put them out.  The Temporary Flight Restriction or TFR has been lifted.

UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX

The Umpqua North Complex consists of several fires. Total acres burned have been 43,158 with a 79% containment status. This fire originally started on August 11, 2017 from lightning.  Command is being led by a Nevada Type 3 iMT Team 2.

Burn Operation in Toketee Falls

Burn out operations in Toketee Falls. Photo Credit: Inciweb

Current resources on-scene are 2 crews, 1 helicopter, 7 engines, 2 bulldozers, 1 grinder, 5 water tenders, 11 pieces of other heavy equipment such as excavators, dump trucks, front end loaders, chippers and the list goes on. There are 216 total personnel assigned to this incident.

MILLER COMPLEX FIRE

The Miller Complex Fire is located on private land and federal land on the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest 20 miles west of Ashland, OR.    Currently, the fire is listed at 37,045 acres destroyed with a 85% containment status.  This fire started on August 14, 2017 from lightning.  There are 187 personnel still assigned to this incident.

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/302/017 – 1655 hours PDT

Nationally Fires Are Dwindling | Sept 28 2017

POST SUMMARY | Nationally speaking, the number of large and uncontained wildfires are down.  Reported today, there were 62 new fires that required light initial attack activity.  Three of these were new large incidents, says the National Interagency Coordination Center or NICC for short.

However, there are multiple fires with minimal fire behavior.  One fire was contained as of yesterday, which is good news considering how long of these fires have been burning up the NW landscapes all around us.

We are still seeing that 3 Type 1 and 12 Type 2 IMTs are still committed in our along along with one NIMO.

Fire Fact:  As of today, there are 66 active wildfires staffed by 192 crews, 521 engines, 42 helicopters and 9,028 personnel.  Overall, 1,595,667 acres have been scorched.

The NW is reporting as of today’s date, there are 7 new wildfires and thankfully, none of them are new large incidents.  However, 9 of them are being still classified as uncontained.  We are still seeing 2 Type 1 and 6 Type 2 IMTs that are committed in our region.

This is our recap for Wednesday, September 28, 2017.

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Horse Prairie Fire Panoramic Photo

HORSE PRAIRIE FIRE.  Douglas Forest Protective Association.  15 miles West of Canyonville (OR).  Started 8/26/2017 @ 1530 hours.  Unknown cause. Local Type 3 IMT (DFPA unit).  Timber (litter/understory), brush and short grass. 16,436 acres.  95% contained. 57 personnel.  Fire crews to continue to mop up in all Divisions.

Repair of dozer line, Div X, near O'Brien and FR 455

CHETCO BAR LIFE. Rogue River – Siskiyou NF.  Kalmiopsis Wilderness in the Illinois River Valley.  Lightning caused.  Timber, chaparral and Douglas Fir.  Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.  191,088 acres.  97% contained.  541 personnel. 

This map shows the perimeters of the fires in the Horse Creek Complex and the Rebel Fire for Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

HORSE CREEK COMPLEX.  Willamette National Forest.  (5 fires) AVENUE FIRE.  McKenzie River Ranger District.  3 miles SE of McKenzie Bridge. Started 8/11/2017 by Lightning. 3,574 acres.    OLALLIE LOOKOUT FIRE.  McKenzie River Ranger District within the Three Sisters Wilderness.  Started 8/10/2017 by Lightning. 1,572 acres.  RONEY FIRE.  McKenzie River Ranger District with the Three Sisters Wilderness.  8/10/2017 by Lightning. 3,548 acres.  SEPARATION FIRE.  McKenzie River Ranger District within the Three Sisters Wilderness.  Started 8/10/2017 by lightning.  17,914 acres.  NASH FIRE.  Willamette NF in the McKenzie River Ranger District within Three Sisters Wilderness area. Started 8/10/2017 by Lightning.  6,738 acres.  170 total personnel.  Minimal fire behavior on all fires with smoldering.

Clearing Area Around Cabin at Goose Prairie

NORSE PEAK FIRE.  Okanogan/Wenatchee NF.  Minimal fire behavior with isolated pockets of slow surface spread where the fire is sheltered by tree canopy and continued burning in larger dead of downed trees. 55,909 acres.  AMERICAN FIRE.   Minimal fire behavior.  99% contained. 

 

 

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/28/2017 @ 2050 hours PDT

 

 

 

Temps Up, Fire Starts Down | Sept 25 2017

POST SUMMARY | With a combination of recent rainfall, temps are predicted to be in the high 60’s and even 70’s in the Seattle area.  Things are beginning to dry out but fire starts are relatively down across the Nation.

 On Saturday, nationally there were only 31 new fires requiring light initial attack and on Sunday there was a report of 28 which means things are starting to cool off.   Today, there has been an increase up to 55 new wildfires reported and still 18 wildfires not contained.

Nationally speaking, there are 2 NIMOs, 2 Type 1 and 15 Type 2 IMTs still being committed to wildfire incidents.

In the NW region, today’s report was of 5 new fires and none of them being reported as new large incidents.  However, 12 of the 18 large fires are all burning in the NW with 1 NIMO, 2 Type 1 and 6 Type 2 IMTs committed. (Source:   NIFC)

Here is our recap on Monday, September 25, 2017.

 CHETCO BAR FIRE  (1)

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Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. 17 miles W of Selma and E/NE of Brookings, OR.  In the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.  Start 7/12/2017. Lightning caused.  Burning in the 2002 Biscuit Fire and 1987 Silver Fire burn scars.  Timber (litter/understory), medium logging slash and chaparral (6′).   #ChetcoBarFire

Incident Cooperators include the Red Cross, BLM, USDA Forest Service, Brookings Fire & Rescue, Coos FPA, Curry County, Harbor RFPD, Illinois Valley FD, Josephine County (JoCo), OR DOT – Trip Check, ODOF and the OR State FMO’s office. 

 191,067 acres.  97% contained.   730 personnel.  15 crews, 21 engines and 7 helos.  

30 structures destroyed.  $60,900,000 cost-to-date.

Sources: NIFC, NWCC, Facebook (made up of BLM, Coos Forest Protective Association, OR State FMO, Rogue River-Siskiyou NF, OR DOF and PNW Team 3 IMT)

DESOLATION FIRE (2)

Ochoco NF.  20 miles NE Prineville, OR in the Mill Creek Wilderness.  Started 9/9/2017. Lightning.  Burning in the 2000 Hash Rock Fire scar.  #DesolationFire

Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing.  4,512 acres. 30% contained.

49 personnel. 2 crews. $1,300,000 cost-to-date.

(NIFC, Inciweb)

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE (3)

 Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  11 miles NNW of Mazama, WA. Started 7/23/2017. Cause is unknown & under investigation. Fire still burning in the United States and in Canada where it crossed over.  #DiamondCreekFire

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Hidden Lakes. (Photo Credit: Michael Liu, Methow Valley RD Ranger)

Minimal fire behavior with backing, smoldering and creeping. 127,498 acres. 79% contained.

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Spanish Camp in 9/22/2017. (Photo Credit: Michael Liu, Methow Valley RD Ranger)

188 personnel. 6 crews, 1 engines, 1 helicopter. 

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A copter appears in the fire area. (Photo Credit: Diamond Creek Fire Facebook)

3 structures lost. $14,500,000 cost-to-date. 

(NIFC, NWCC, Facebook)

Lake with snow around it and trees surrounding the lake that are not all burned

Remmel Lake. Photo taken on September 22, 2017. (Photo Credit: Michael Liu, Methow Valley RD Ranger)

EAGLE CREEK FIRE (4) 

Point protection on Herman Creek Footbridge 9/11/17

Point protection on Herman Creek Footbridge. Photo taken on September 11, 2017

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. 1 mile South from Cascade Locks, OR.  Started 9/2/2017 around 1600 hours PDT.  Timber (large trees), dense forest and open grass (1 foot tall). Human caused & under investigation. #EagleCreekFire

 

Minimal fire behavior. 48,668 acres. 46% contained.

156 personnel. 2 crews, 6 engines, 1 helicopter. 

4 structures lost. $15,200,000 cost-to-date.

HIGH CASCADE COMPLEX (5)  

Rogue River – Siskiyou NF.  9 miles NE of Prospect, OR.  3 fires. All 3 started by lightning.  Over 40 fires ignited west of Crater Lake after lightning storms hit the area in July and August.  #HighCascadesComplex

This complex is host to 5 fires. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.  79,870 acres.  32% contained.

853 personnel. 21 crews, 21 engines and 5 helicopters.

1 structure lost. $60,500,000 cost-to-date.

Bessie's cabin wrapped in fire protective covering to protect from Blanket Creek fire.

A wrapped Bessie’s cabin.

HORSE CREEK COMPLEX (6) 

Willamette NF.  7 miles S of Belknap, OR.  IMT is also managing Rebel Fire.  Started 8/21/2017. Cause unknown and is being investigated.  Timber, litter and light logging slash.  Fire managers are also managing the Rebel Fire.  Transfer of command from a Type 1 IMT to the local unit will occur on 9/28/2017.  #HorseCreekComplex

Sept 15 - Firefighters use water pumps to protect buildings at Boy Scout Camp Malakwa. Angela Yost photo

Usage of water pumps are implementation of structure protection. (Photo Credit: Angela Yost)

Totals:  41,873 acres. (A more accurate reported acres due to an Infrared flight was conducted).  337 personnel,. 5 crews, 1 helicopter, 15 engines, 3 water tenders and 1 skidgen.

Firefighters have been busy pulling hose that was laid on fires in the Horse Creek Complex and Rebel Fire. So far, they have pulled approximately 15 miles of hose and they're not done yet. Tim Mowry/Alaska IMT

This is what 15 miles of hose looks like. This was just the beginning. (Photo Credit: Tim Mowry, AK IMT)

Horse Creek Complex:  Minimal fire behavior.  33,170 acres. 64% contained. 247 personnel. 5 crews, 1 engine and 1 helicopter. $9,200,000 cost-to-date.

Rebel Fire:  Minimal fire behavior. 8,703 acres. 88% contained. Crews are salvaging logging which is near being complete. 65 personnel. 1 crew, 3 engines. $7,200,000 cost-to-date.

Olallie Lookout Fire:  1,572 acres.  Being monitored.

Roney Fire:  3,548 acres.  Being monitored.

Coils of rolled up fire hose are piled on pallets at the Hoodoo Incident Command Post on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Tim Mowry/Alaska IMT

Hose rolling operation. (Photo Credit: Tim Mowry, AK IMT)

Avenue Fire:  3,398 acres.  Dozer and hand lines installed will continue to dry out this weekend. Repair work will continue next week.

Separation Fire:  17,914 acres.  Hand lines are being stabilized on the NW side of this fire. NE of the fire, chipping operations will be completed.

Michael Clendenen from Fagen Trees and Chips of Bend, Ore. operates a chipper along Forest Service Road 19 on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Tim Mowry/Alaska IMT

Chipping operations in effect. (Photo Credit: Tim Mowry, AK IMT)

Nash Fire:  6,738 acres.

HORSE PRAIRIE FIRE (7)

OR DOF – Central Unit.  15 miles NW of Canyonville, OR. Started 8/26/2017.  Cause unknown.  Timber (litter and understory) and medium logging slash.  #HorsePrairieFire

No known fire behavior. 16,436 acres. 95% contained.

48 personnel.  2 crews, 1 engine.

2 structures lost. $16,300,000.

JOLLY MOUNTAIN (8 )

13 miles NW of Cle Elum, WA on the Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  #JollyMountanFire #JollyMtnFire

Video of Friday's (9/15/2017) burnout operation along Road 903 north of Cle Elum Lake. This was a key part of the fire strategy – to bring the fire's northwestern edge down to the road under favorable conditions.

Burnout operations on 9/15/2017.

Minimal fire behavior. 36,808 acres. 45% contained. 

119 personnel. 2 crews, 12 engines and 0 helicopters. 

$24,800,000 cost-to-date.

JONES FIRE, KELSEY CREEK FIRE (9,10) 

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Willamette NF. 11 miles E of Oakridge, OR.  Burning on the Middle Fork Ranger District. Timber. Reported on 9/9/2017. Lightning caused. #JonesFire #KelseyCreekFire

Jones Fire:  10 miles NE of Lowell, OR.  Minimal fire behavior. 10,220 acres. 80% contained. 85 personnel. 2 crews, 1 engine and 2 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $21,100,000 cost-to-date. 

Kelsey Creek Fire:  11 miles East of Oakridge, OR. Minimal fire behavior. 441 acres. 15% contained.  225 personnel. 6 crews, 5 engines and 1 helicopter. $2,200,000 cost-to-date.

Firefighter working Kelsey Fire

Working on the Kelsey Fire. (Credit: Gina Troy via Inciweb)

 MILLER COMPLEX (11)

 Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. 17 miles E of Cave Junction and 20 miles West of Ashland, OR.  Started 8/14/2017 around 1400 hours PDT with 25 wildfires.   Timber, mixed conifer understory with Shasta Red Dir dominance and numerous snags.  Lightning caused. Type 3 IMT assumed command on Friday, September 22, 2017.  Due to fire behavior decreased, a Type 3 IMT has been moved into place.  #MillerComplex

Incident Cooperators include Harbor Rural Fire Protection Dept., OR State Fire Marshal, OR DOT, OR DOF, RRSNF.  

Totals: 36,496 acres. 70% contained. 167 personnel.  Fire behavior moderate in some areas, limited to creeping, smoldering and backing in others.

Abney Fire:  Fire crews to identify ways to limit fire spread and improve existing contingency lines.

Burnt Peak Fire: Being monitored.

Creedence Fire:  Being monitored.

Knox Fire:  Being monitored by air and showing little fire activity.

Fire behavior is minimal on the Miller Complex after this week's cool, wet weather. However, the fire is not out. Photo credit: Jacob Welsh

A fire smolders after a big rainfall on the Miller Complex.

MILLI FIRE (12 )

9 miles West of Sisters, OR on the Deschutes NF.  #MilliFire

Minimal fire behavior.  24,025 acres. 85% contained.

7 personnel. 0 resources.  

$16,800,000 cost-to-date.

NORSE PEAK FIRE (13) 

Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  11 miles W of Cliffdell, WA. 3 fires.  Fire has been broken into 2 different zones (North and South). Started 8/11/2017. Lightning. Timber (litter and understory), heavy dead and down materials.

Fire Managers are also managing the American Fire.  Total personnel. 135 and included in totals are 4 crews and 5 engines.  Under SE of fire, a Naches Ranger District Type 4 is in Command. NW side of fire is a Type 3 IMT located at the Expo Center in Enumclaw.

Norse Peak Fire:  52,056 acres. 80% contained.  NW side:  cleanup and fire suppression restoration in progress. Under a monitoring phase: an active portion of fire near SR 410.  All Level 3 evacuations have been lifted.

American Fire:  3,853 acres. 99% contained.  Minimal fire growth is expected.  All Level 3 evacuations have been lifted.

Clearing Area Around Cabin at Goose Prairie

Clearing around a Goose Prairie cabin.

UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX (14)

Umpqua NF.  50 miles East of Roseburg, OR.   (6 fires) Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused.  Timber, forest litter, grass and shrubs are fire fuels. Great Basin IMT 3, a Type 2 IMT team assumed command on 9/15/2017 @ 1900 hours PDT. #UmpquaNorthComplex

This complex is host to 6 fires.   Minimal fire behavior.  43,140 acres. 60% contained.

456 personnel. 17 crews, 9 engines and 2 helicopters. 

1 structure lost. $38,200,000 cost-to-date.

Working the hose roller

Hose rolling operation.

WHITEWATER FIRE (15)

The Whitewater Fire includes reporting of Little Devil Fire, Scorpion Fire, Clagett Lake, Slideout Fire, Section Line Fire, French Fire and Potato Hill Fire. Located on the Willamette NF and 10 miles East of Idanha, OR. Closed timber, timber (litter and understory), light logging slash and snags are throughout the area.  #WhitewaterFire

Minimal behavior.  14,451 acres. 47% contained. 

September 22, 2017 photo of a westerly view from Heli-spot 4 on the Whitewater Fire

View from the Heli-spot 4 on the Whitewater Fire. Photo taken on 9/22/2017.

372 personnel. 7 crews, 5 engines. 

$36,600,000 cost-to-date.

SOURCES.  NIFC, NWCC, Inciweb, Facebook.

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If a Photo Credit is not listed for the fire image, it is implied that it is a Courtesy/Credit Photo from Inciweb.  Inciweb is an interagency that gleans information  from various Fire Departments, Districts, Forest Service and other Agencies working together. 

Photos are uploaded from various Firefighters, Strike Teams, IMTs, Incident Command, etc.  We respect their roles in where they play in obtaining these photos.  They often give us a great front row seat in looking through their eyes and under what conditions lie before them.

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/23/2017 – 1830 hours PDT

 

 

 

Fire – EMS Jobs | September 22 2017

Though wildfires are starting to be put out and burn bans lifted, we thought we’d post some job opportunities for those seeking positions in the Fire and EMS professions.

Here is our compiled list from various sources.  We wish you luck!

AMR (WA) 

EMT-B.  Seattle, WA.  https://jobs.evhc.net/AMR/job/Seattle-EMT-Basic-WA-98168/431808400/?feedId=205400&utm_source=Indeed&utm_campaign=Envision_Indeed

BREMERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT (WA)

FIRE SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR.  West Sound Technical Skill Center. Bremerton, WA.  $43,825 / year beginning. See job announcement.  http://job-openings.monster.com/Fire-Science-Instructor-West-Sound-Technical-Skill-Center-Bremerton-WA-US-Bremerton-School-District/31/46acd18b-5c5d-4b28-a783-92a101c98306

CITY OF BELLEVUE (WA)

FIRE PREVENTION OFFICER.  $69,682.32 – $90,461.28 / year.  Closes 11/3/2017 @ 1700 hours. https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1856108-0/fire-prevention-officer?keyword=Fire+%26+EMS&location=washington&pagetype=searchPage

CENTERRA GROUP LLC (WA)

AIRPORT RESCUE FIREFIGHTER.  Moses Lake, WA.  http://job-openings.monster.com/Aircraft-Rescue-Firefighter-WA-WA-US-Centerra-Group-LLC/31/73eea4c0-2d4a-4c56-a214-82c8f87fed7d

CITY OF GRANTS PASS (OR)

STUDENT FIREFIGHTER.  Grants Pass.  Complete Fire Academy/Student Firefighter Application. Job #17-36.  Closes 1/5/2018 @ 1700 hours.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grantspassor/jobs/1652233/student-firefighter

CITY OF KIRKLAND (WA)

ENTRY-LEVEL FIREFIGHTER.   https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=firefighter+emt&sc.keyword=firefighter+emt&locT=S&locId=3020&jobType=

CITY OF LONGVIEW (WA)

FIRE INTERN.   https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=fire&sc.keyword=fire&locT=S&locId=3020&jobType=

CITY OF MEDFORD (OR)

DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL.   Medford, OR.   https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=fire&sc.keyword=fire&locT=S&locId=3163&jobType=

CITY OF MERCER ISLAND (WA)

ENTRY-LEVEL FIREFIGHTER.    https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=firefighter+emt&sc.keyword=firefighter+emt&locT=S&locId=3020&jobType=

FIRE PREVENTION OFFICER.   https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=fire&sc.keyword=fire&locT=S&locId=3020&jobType=

CITY OF RENTON (WA)

ENTRY-LEVEL FIREFIGHTER.   https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=firefighter+emt&sc.keyword=firefighter+emt&locT=S&locId=3020&jobType=

CITY OF RICHLAND (WA)

FIREFIGHTER/EMT/MEDIC.   Richland, WA. $5,043 – $6,550 /month. Must possess Wildland FF II cert. IFSAC FF I or II certs.  See additional requirements here.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/richlandwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1857415  Closes 10/22/2017.

CITY OF SALEM (OR)

FIREFIGHTER – MEDIC.  Salem, OR.   https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=firefighter+emt&sc.keyword=firefighter+emt&locT=S&locId=3163&jobType=

EAST OLYMPIA FIRE DISTRICT #6 (WA)

FIREFIGHTER (P/T).  Olympia, WA.  Part-time position. 2 openings. $12 – $12.50 / hour.  https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/gov/d/east-olympia-fire-district-6/6313012355.html

ENGLE MARTIN & ASSOCIATES (WA)

SR FIRE & EXPLOSION CONSULTANT.  Seattle, WA.  http://job-openings.monster.com/Sr-Fire-Explosion-Consultant-Seattle-WA-US-Engle-Martin-Associates/31/0c5bb2d7-19ff-4358-80ca-c0009cfe23a9

GRAYBACK FORESTRY (OR)

FIREFIGHTER.  Merlin Base, OR.  https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=firefighter+emt&sc.keyword=firefighter+emt&locT=S&locId=3163&jobType=

FIREFIGHTER.  La Grande, OR.  https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=firefighter+emt&sc.keyword=firefighter+emt&locT=S&locId=3163&jobType=

FIREFIGHTER.  John Day Base, OR. https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=firefighter+emt&sc.keyword=firefighter+emt&locT=S&locId=3163&jobType=

KITSAP COUNTY (WA)

DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL 2.  Port Orchard, WA.  https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/washington-state-fire-jobs-SRCH_IL.0,16_IS3020_KE17,21_IP2.htm

DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL 1.  Port Orchard, WA.  https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/washington-state-fire-jobs-SRCH_IL.0,16_IS3020_KE17,21_IP2.htm

KLAMATH COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT #1 (OR)

PARAMEDIC, EMT. Klamath Falls, OR.  Establishing 2 hiring lists for Medic and EMT opportunities.  See site requirements and how to apply. Closes 10/20/2017. Information line (541) 885-2056.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Klamath-County-Fire-District-No.-1/jobs/Ems-Eligibility-List-a4b79cbaf291fb95?sjdu=Zzi_VW2ygsY1fzh3Ma9ZsE4zIT1NTXCwgFBhdjeTC3NUeoTz6a5slNcWnV9u0CnOTb2lgWGXCUA_t_JLMAXFug

LIFELINE (WA)

PARAMEDIC.  Omak, WA.  $38,272 – $61,201 / year. Contact Human  Resources at (509) 665-4285. See details here:  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/eagle-group,-inc./jobs/Parmaedic-f7ab585bfe9848dd?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvS7jf91W2XfjP9QsqlpTIAT5OEkikkToay6tXetN7DE-N_sndOgvHLIcScBUi8YuFA

MILTON FREEWATER RURAL FIRE & EMS (OR)

EMT-B, EMT-P.  Milton-Freewater, OR.  Salary range $32,600 – $41,540 / year. Send  a cover letter, detailed resume’, copies of required and desired certifications, as well as education. Closes 10/15/2017 @ 1200 PDT.  Phone (541)-938-7146. Fax (541)-938-6967.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Milton-Freewater-Rural-Fire-and-EMS/jobs/EMT-B-EMT-P-4b71914d723c9e61?q=fire

NATIONAL TESTING NETWORK (WA)

https://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/search.cfm?position=2&region=all&state=Oregon (OR jobs)

https://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/search.cfm?position=2&region=all&state=Washington (Washington Jobs)

ENTRY-LEVEL FF/MEDIC

  • Sunnyside FD. Sunnyside, WA. 
  • East Pierce Fire & Rescue.

EMT.  (Part-time) & FF-EMT (Part-time)

  • Vashon Island Fire & Rescue. Vashon Island, WA.

EMT-B

  • City of Albany. (OR)
  • Lebanon Fire District (OR)

FIREFIGHTER (Part-Time)

  • Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue.

FIREFIGHTER (Entry-Level)

  • Woodinville Fire & Rescue.  Woodinville, WA.

FIREFIGHTER (Lateral Entry-Level Career)

  • Granite Falls FD, Snohomish County FPD 17. Granite Falls, WA.

FIREFIGHTER

  • Poulsbo FD. Poulsbo, WA.

FF/MEDIC

  • City of Salem  (OR)   https://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/search.cfm?position=2&region=all&state=Oregon
  • Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue (OR)

OLYMPIC AMBULANCE (WA)

EMT.  Lacey (Thurston County), WA.  Limited info.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Olympic-Ambulance—Lacey/jobs/Emergency-Medical-Technician-3dea40ed192fcf2b?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvW08cRyO0NFmDUXsWeo83HG15pPSpLkrS1tCtFzzv5HrHLJnMEhqMoml58iLdwMZImyReL6h4yfoCN9tq9gAKdn9sExhx_VjxzOlL2DLl9Wa

OREGON DEPT. OF FORESTRY

FOREST OFFICER. The Dalles.  Permanent position.  Job #ODF17-0104.  Closes 9/29/2017 @ 2359 hours. $3754-$5469/monthly.  Creating a pool for open vacancies as they come up. Position includes fire suppression and prevention activities, administrative duties and other responsibilities. See site for specific job announcement.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1844893/permanent-forest-officer-the-dalles

OREGON FOREST & INDUSTRIES COUNCIL (OR)

DIRECTOR OF FOREST PROTECTION.  Salem, OR.  Partners with USFS, BLM and Pacific NW Coordinating Group.  Anticipated start date is 11/1/2017.  Check out details here –> https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Oregon-Forest-&-Industries-Council/jobs/Director-Forest-Protection-a466f619e32c5065?q=fire

PORT OF SEATTLE (WA)

FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEER.  Limited / Temp position.  http://job-openings.monster.com/Fire-Protection-Engineer-Limited-Duration-Seattle-WA-US-Port-of-Seattle/31/b30adb69-129c-41ed-88c1-77795fc92b93

SNOHOMISH COUNTY (WA)

FIRE INVESTIGATOR.  Everett, WA.  $65,594 – $79,762 / year.  Full-time permanent position. Closes 10/1/2017.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/snohomish/jobs/1844435/fire-investigator

SNOHOMISH COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT #7 (WA)

ENTRY-LEVEL CAREER FF – EMT.  Snohomish, WA.  https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=firefighter+emt&sc.keyword=firefighter+emt&locT=S&locId=3020&jobType=

SOUTH KITSAP FIRE & RESCUE (WA)

FIREFIGHTER.  Port Orchard, WA.  $4,497 – $6424 / month.  Written exam must be completed by 10/16/2017. See additional details here on this post:  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Public-Safety-Testing/jobs/South-Kitsap-Fire-Rescue-030362d260b1b0e0?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvXzH9ZAdrqkzyvdXzE5XaUbkv1cO1ddWd8XRapHcqI_u64mGugPud12whIYoCHvTDzuAMZIfnZyrO2xWGbCAocAmmMCHeQZuYyFUV4_qYxbU

STATE OF OREGON

WILDLAND FIRE SUPPRESSION SPECIALIST.  Springfield, OR.  https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=fire&sc.keyword=fire&locT=S&locId=3163&jobType=

WILDLAND FIRE SUPPRESSION SPECIALIST (Entry-Level). Underfilled positions.  https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/oregon-fire-jobs-SRCH_IL.0,6_IS3163_KE7,11_IP2.htm

THURSTON COUNTY (WA)

MEDIC ONE TRAINING COORDINATOR (BLS).  Olympia, WA. $4,730 – $6,307 / month. Continuous openings. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/thurstonwa/jobs/1742367/medic-one-training-coordinator-bls

TRI-MED AMBULANCE LLC (WA)

EMT – B.  Everett, WA.  Limited info.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Tri-Med-Ambulance/jobs/Emergency-Medical-Technician-006d0a1a8e034fff?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvW08cRyO0NFmDUXsWeo83HG15pPSpLkrS1tCtFzzv5Hr258fdY0je9vnyCI2h46R0ks3a1GD3XoTtT6WGLgODBA

US DEPT OF AGRICULTURE / FOREST SERVICE (WA)

FIRE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST.  Multiple Location. Closes 10/3/2017.  $85,816 0 $111,560  / year. Full-time perm position.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479784200

US FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE (OR, WA)

FIRE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (PREVENTION/MITIGATION).  Princeton, OR.  $49,765 / year. Full-time.  Closes 9/29/2017.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/477243800

FOREST CREW SUPERVISOR 2.  Career, Seasonal position. $2,718- $3,522 / month. Okanogan County, WA.  http://job-openings.monster.com/FOREST-CREW-SUPERVISOR-2-08255W-WA-WA-US-Washington-State/31/c61c9af4-a076-42ca-9aca-65749779194b

US FOREST SERVICE (WA)

FORESTRY TECHNICIAN.  Colville, WA.  http://job-openings.monster.com/Forestry-Technician-Colville-WA-US-Forest-Service/31/25dd568a-1670-4336-9969-e4ad2e7437c5

US INTERIOR, BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, (WA)

SUPERVISORY FIRE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (RX Fire/Fuels). Keller, WA. $49,765 – $78,270 /  year. Closes 9/26/2017. Full-time perm position.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/478266100

US NAVY, COMMANDER – NAVY INSTALLATIONS (WA)

FIREFIGHTER (BLS/HAZMAT TECH).  Bangor, WA.  $39,532 – $57,113 / year. http://job-openings.monster.com/FIREFIGHTER-BLS-HAZARDOUS-MATERIALS-TECHNICIAN-Bangor-WA-US-Commander-Navy-Installations/31/eddd72bf-5c84-4cbf-9dde-3d88478a13d6

Note:  We have gleaned information from various posts and recommend you check each site before applying.  We have pulled information from various sites reporting the same or variation of the same position. We have taken careful steps to take info from trusted sites and have provided the best of our ability accurate information as being presented in this post. – Ed.

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog

Rainfall Hitting Wildfires | Sept 19 2017

POST SUMMARY |  Some parts of Washington State and Oregon are getting a fresh look at how Mother Nature is now helping, instead of hindering fire suppression efforts. This, we are pretty sure is what firefighters and those that have been impacted by wildfires have been looking for all summer long.

Here is our recap for Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Welcome FALL, we thought you’d never come along but now – here you are. 

AMERICAN FIRE (1)

Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  11 miles W of Cliffdell, WA.  Start 8/10/2017.  Lightning.

 Moderate fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering.  3,583 acres. 95% contained. Minimal fire behavior due to rainfall over fire area.  $1.1 Million cost-to-date (NIFC)

 CHETCO BAR FIRE  (2)

Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. 17 miles W of Selma and E/NE of Brookings, OR.  In the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.  Start 7/12/2017. Lightning caused.  Burning in the 2002 Biscuit Fire and 1987 Silver Fire burn scars.  Timber (litter/understory), medium logging slash and chaparral (6′). 

Incident Cooperators include the Red Cross, BLM, USDA Forest Service, Brookings Fire & Rescue, Coos FPA, Curry County, Harbor RFPD, Illinois Valley FD, Josephine County (JoCo), OR DOT – Trip Check, ODOF and the OR State FMO’s office.

Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering due to rainfall over the area.  190,512 acres with a 77% containment status.  1,440 personnel. 47 crews, 50 engines and 8 helicopters. 30 structures lost. $55 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

A Prineville Hotshot Crew member monitors a “burn out” near the confluence of Meadow Creek and the Pistol River on September 15, 2017.

 

DESOLATION FIRE (3)

Ochoco NF.  20 miles NE Prineville, OR in the Mill Creek Wilderness.  Started 9/9/2017. Lightning.  Burning in the 2000 Hash Rock Fire scar.

Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing.  3,428 acres with a 20% containment status. 195 personnel. 7 crews, 12 engines and 4 helicopters. $1 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

Burnout Operations,September13, picture3

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE (4)

 Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  27 miles N of Winthrop, WA. Started 7/23/2017. Cause is unknown & under investigation. Fire still burning in the United States and in Canada where it crossed over.

Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering. Rain fell over the fire area help aid firefighters. 129,000 acres. 30% contained. 294 personnel.  9 crews, 11 engines and 3 helicopters. 3 structures lost. $12.5 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

Firefighters use tools to clear debris from work area  

EAGLE CREEK FIRE (5) 

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. 1 mile from Cascade Locks, OR.  Started 9/2/2017.  Human caused & under investigation. ICP breaking down camp and moving from the HRV Fairgrounds to Cascade Locks.

Minimum fire behavior due to rain that fell over the fire line helping reduce fire activity. 48,665 acres. 46% contained.  353 personnel. 6 crews, 10 engines, 4 helicopters and 2 water tenders.  $18.9 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

 

EAST CRATER FIRE (6)

Gifford Pinchot NF.  12 miles W of Trout Lake, WA. Started 9/3/2017. Cause unknown. Estimated containment date is 10/31/2017. 

Minimum fire behavior due to substantial rains moving into the area assisting firefighters.  483 acres. 0% containment. 8 personnel and 1 engine.$454,000 cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

Large column of smoke,various shades of grey, rising above the forested landscape in the Indian Heaven Wilderness.  A small pristine mountain lake is visible in foreground with high alpine trees bordering the lake.

Credit: USFS

HIGH CASCADE COMPLEX (7)  

Rogue River – Siskiyou NF.  9 miles NE of Prospect, OR.  

Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering due to rainfall over the fire line.  79,342 acres. 32% contained.  905 personnel. 22 crews, 44 engines and 5 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $46.5 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

Smoke filters through the trees on the High Cascade Complex East Zone

HORSE CREEK COMPLEX (8) 

Willamette NF.  7 miles S of Belknap, OR.  IMT is also managing Rebel Fire.  Started 8/21/2017. Cause unknown and is being investigated.  Timber, litter and light logging slash.

Minimal fire behavior with creeping due to moderate to  heavy rainfall over the fire area. 32,567 total acres with a 0% containment status. 348 personnel. 7 crews, 23 engines and 2 helicopters, 2 bulldozers and 6 water tenders. $7.1 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

Firefighters stand around a large puddle after mornning briefing at the Rebel Fire Base Camp on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Mother Nature has helped suppression efforts with 2+ inches of rain in the past two days. Tim Mowry/Alaska IMT

Credit: AK IMT

 

HORSE PRAIRIE FIRE (9)

OR DOF – Central Unit.  15 miles NW of Canyonville, OR. Started 8/26/2017.  Cause unknown.  Timber (litter and understory) and medium logging slash.  

Minimal fire behavior. 16,436 acres with 95% containment status. 57 personnel. 1 crew, 4 engines and 1 helicopter. 2 structures destroyed. $16.3 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

National Guard Troops have demobed from the Horse Prairie Fire

National Guard unit demobilizing

 

 

JOLLY MTN FIRE (10)  

Okanogan – Wenatchee NF. 13 miles NE of Cle Elum, WA. Started 8/11/2017. Lightning. 

Fire behavior is minimal with rain hitting the area. 36,808 acres. 40% contained.   136 personnel. 5 crews, 13 engines and 2 helicopters. $24 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

Image may contain: sky, outdoor, nature and water

Credit: Kittitas County Sheriff Office

JONES FIRE (11) 

Willamette NF.  10 miles NE of Lowell, OR and 9 miles East of Fall Creek reservoir.  1 mile North of Clark Butte, OR.  Burning in the Little Fall Creek watershed. Started 8/10/2017. Lightning.  Timber (grass and understory), closed timber litter and lichen/moss in trees creating aerial fire fuels.  Some have been known to spread fire.

Fire behavior is minimal with creeping and smoldering . 10,522 acres. 75% contained.  200 personnel.  5 crews, 13 engines and 3 helicopters. 1 structure destroyed.  $20.4 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb).

Intense Fire Activity

KELSEY CREEK FIRE (12) 

Willamette NF. 11 miles E of Oakridge, OR.  Burning on the Middle Fork Ranger District. Timber. Reported on 9/9/2017. Lightning caused. 

Minimal fire behavior. 527 acres. 10% contained. 202 personnel. 5 crews, 6 engines and 3 helicopters. $950,000 cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

 

 MILLER COMPLEX (13)

 Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. 17 miles E of Cave Junction, OR.  Started 814/2017 around 1400 hours PDT.  Timber, mixed conifer understory with Shasta Red Dir dominance and numerous snags.  NW IMT Team 9.

Incident Cooperators include Harbor Rural Fire Protection Dept., OR State Fire Marshal, OR DOT, OR DOF, RRSNF.  

Minimal fire behavior with rain over the fire ground. 36,302 acres. 65% containment. 409 personnel. 10 crews, 16 engines and 3 helos. $25.6 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

MILLI FIRE (14)

Deschutes NF.  9 miles W of Sisters, OR and burning in the Three Sisters Wilderness. Started 8/11/2017.  Cause unknown & under investigation. 

Minimal fire behavior. 24,079 acres. 65% contained. 14 personnel. 3 engines. $16.5 Million cost-to-date.

Milli Fire on 8-16-17 at 4:00 p.m.

NORSE PEAK FIRE (15) 

Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  11 miles W of Cliffdell, WA. Fire has been broken into 2 different zones (North and South). Started 8/11/2017. Lightning. Timber (litter and understory), heavy dead and down materials.

Minimal fire activity with rain falling over the area. 52,502 acres. 80% containment. 654 personnel. 14 crews, 25 engines and 5 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $ Unknown cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

View from Pyramid Pass 9-3

Credit: Ken Didion

SAWMILL CREEK FIRE (16)

 South of the Tacoma Watershed, Washington. Started 9/4/2017 around 1930 hours. Cause is unknown and under investigation. 

Incident Cooperators include the Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA, King County, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie NF, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Oka-Wen NF, Pierce County Sheriff, Tacoma Water(shed), WA State National Guard and WSDOT.

Min fire behavior with backing, creeping and rain over the area. 1,016 acres. 0% containment status. Total personnel 654 personnel. 19 crews, 27 engines, 5 helos, 1 bulldozer and  9 water tenders (shared among Norse Peak, American, Sawmill Fires). $3.9 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

Sawmill Creek Fire Sept. 12, 2017

UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX (20)

Umpqua NF.  50 miles East of Roseburg, OR.   (6 fires) Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused.  Timber, forest litter, grass and shrubs are fire fuels. Great Basin IMT 3, a Type 2 IMT team assumed command on 9/15/2017 @ 1900 hours PDT.

 

 

 

Min fire activity with flanking, creeping and backing. Rain fell over the area. Total 43,139 acres with a 38% containment status. 572 personnel with 11 crews, 22 engines and 5 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $35 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

Standing in the Shadows of Fire

UNO PEAK FIRE (21) 

Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  16 miles NW of Manson, WA.   Started 8/30/2017. Cause unknown.  Timber, grass fire fuels. Rugged terrain.

Min fire activity due to rain that fell over the area. 8,726 acres. 20% containment. 223 personnel. 4 crews, 9 engines and 1 helo.  1 structure lost. $6.2 Million cost-to-date. (NIFC, Inciweb)

National Guard rolling hose

National Guard rolling hose.

 

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Some WA Fires To be Contained | Sept 16 2017

POST SUMMARY |  Western  Washington State wildfires are due to get some much-needed relief from a future heavy rainfall due to hit multiple areas in the upcoming week.  This should aid fire crews in providing some mutual aid in getting these fires contained quickly.  Eastern Washington and Oregon are due to expect some cooling temps.

We are currently reporting on 25+ wildfires and we have merged several sources into one single post.  Here is the recap for Saturday, 9/16/2017.  NOTE:  Fire map is reporting wildfires in size of 300 acres or more.  Credit:  NIFC

1.  AMERICAN FIRE.   Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  11 miles W of Cliffdell, WA.  Start 8/10/2017.  Lightning.

Moderate fire behavior with group torching, backing and creeping.  Fire has been active on North side of SR 410. Crews will continue to improve line and mop-up.  3,739 acres. 0% contained. 0 resources.

110 homes threatened. $950,000 cost-to-date.  (Sources:  NIFC, NWCC, Inciweb)

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2.  CHETCO BAR FIRE.   Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. 17 miles W of Selma and E/NE of Brookings, OR.  In the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.  Start 7/12/2017. Lightning caused.  Burning in the 2002 Biscuit Fire and 1987 Silver Fire burn scars.  Timber (litter/understory), medium logging slash and chaparral (6′). 

Moderate fire behavior with creeping, backing and torching.  189,562 acres. 40% contained.  1,676 personnel. 56 crews, 44 engines and 12 helos. ( includes 3 Type 3, 3 Type 2 and 1 Type 1 helicopters, 3 National Guard type 1 Helicopter) East Zone alone:  14 Type 2 crews, 6 engines, 3 fallers, 1 feller buncher, 4 dozers, 5 water tenders, 6 masticators, 2 chippers, 1 skidder and 1 grader.

30 structures lost. Still threatened are 413 homes, 197 non-residential commercial  and 197 mixed use commercial/residential structures.  $53.2 M cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC, NWCC, Inciweb)

Colorful smoke cloud in the distance at sunset with Lake Selmac and tents ofn the grass in the foreground.

Chetco Fire – East Zone Fire Camp at Lake Selmac.

3.  DESOLATION FIRE.  Ochoco NF.  20 miles NE Prineville, OR in the Mill Creek Wilderness.  Started 9/9/2017.

Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing.  2,763 acres. 0% contained.  206 personnel.  7 crews and 12 engines.

31 homes, 33 mixed commercial/residential structures and 90 other minor buildings are threatened. $800,000 cost-to-date.  (Sources: NIFC, NWCC, Inciweb)

Burnout Operations,September13, picture2

Burnout operations on the Desolation Fire on 9/3/2017.

4.  DIAMOND CREEK FIRE.   Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  27 miles N of Winthrop, WA. Started 7/23/2017. Cause under unknown & under investigation.

Moderate fire behavior with torching and uphill runs.  125,300 acres. 30% contained. 215 personnel. 7 crews, 9 engines and 2 helos.

3 structures lost.  500 homes threatened with 6 mixed commercial residential and 150 minor structures as well as 50 non-residential commercial properties. $11.7 M cost-to-date.  (Sources: NIFC, NWCC, Inciweb)

Firefighters use hand tools to clear fuel on a rocky hillside

Building a handline through rocky terrain.

5.  EAGLE CREEK FIRE.  Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. 1 mile from Cascade Locks, OR.  Started 9/2/2017.  Human caused & under investigation.

Moderate fire behavior with group torching, backing and creeping.  45,579 acres. 32% contained.  

Archer Fire.  260 acres. 100% contained.

Total Resources. 1,060 personnel. 27 crews (5Type 1, 14-Type 2, 8 Type 2 Initial Attack) , 61 engines, 12 helos, 9 bulldozers, 18 water tenders.

4 structures lost.  5,461 homes threatened.  $15.8 M cost-to-date. (Sources : NIFC, NWCC, Inciweb, Facebook)

A squad of firefighters surveys the Eagle Creek Fire

Firefighters conducting surveys on the Eagle Creek Fire.

6.  EAST CRATER FIRE.  Gifford Pinchot NF.  12 miles W of Trout Lake, WA. Started 9/3/2017. Cause unknown. Estimated containment date is 10/31/2017. 

Moderate fire behavior. 483 acres.  0% contained.  33 personnel.  1 crew and 1 engine. $424,000 cost-to-date.

 No structures are not currently under threat.  (Sources: NIFC, NWCC and Inciweb)

Large column of smoke,various shades of grey, rising above the forested landscape in the Indian Heaven Wilderness. A small pristine mountain lake is visible in foreground with high alpine trees bordering the lake.

Credit: USFS

 

7.  HIGH CASCADE COMPLEX.   Rogue River – Siskiyou NF.  9 miles NE of Prospect, OR.   IMT also managing Spruce Lake Fire.

Active fire behavior with single-tree torching, uphill runs and backing.  61,508 acres.  18% contained.  805 personnel.  12 crews, 44 engines, 5 helicopters. 

EAST ZONE

Spruce Lake Fire.  15,789 acres. 27% contained. Minimal fire behavior. Crews are working to strengthen fire lines.

Blanket Creek Fire.  31,632 acres. 20% contained. Crews continue to hold and strengthen containment lines to the north and east. Structure protection in Mazama Village in Crater Lake NP.

North Pelican Fire. 3,589 acres. 25% contained. Crews working to the build containment lines on the North side, pushing the fire back into the wilderness. 

WEST ZONE

Broken Lookout Fire.  70-member US Army Strike team continued work on helping aid fire crews and giving them much-needed rest. Strike team has been deployed due to extreme fire conditions and when resources are scarce.  

Fire managers are watching potential fire growth near Jackson Creek, where several structures are supporting stream restoration, spawning and brood habitat for Chinook salmon and the endangered Coho salmon. Structure protection is in place for fire lines.

Pup Fire. Fire crews are continuing to scout for potential containment lines. Hazard trees will be removed.  Working to secure the eastern edge of the fire.

OVERALL

69 homes, 23 mixed commercial/residential, 100 other minor structures threatened. 1 minor structure destroyed. $44.5 M cost-to-date. (Sources:  NIFC)

Smoke column near Crater Lake NP

Smoke plume west of Crater NP’s West entrance.

8.  HORSE CREEK COMPLEX.   Willamette NF.  7 miles S of Belknap, OR.  IMT is also managing Rebel Fire.  Started 8/21/2017. Cause unknown and is being investigated.  Timber, litter and light logging slash.

Active fire with single-tree torching, flanking and backing.  32,567 acres. 0% contained.  357 personnel.  10 crews, 24 engines and 2 helos.  

42 homes, 688 mixed commercial/residential structures and 150 other minor buildings.  $5.5 M cost-to-date.  (Sources: NIFC)

Rebel Fire.  Willamette NF. 22 miles N of Oakridge, OR. Started 8/4/2017. Cause unknown. 8,653 acres. $6.3 M cost-to-date. Was covered as a separate fire but is part of this complex.  141 personnel. 2 crews and 3 engines.

Roney Fire.  3,548 acres.  Fire is being monitored.

Avenue Fire.  2,962 acres. Being contained on the North by burnouts along forest roads and bulldozer lines. Fire continues to move West on the ridge top South of Horse Creek and down to King Creek. Wind direction changed producing an increase in unhealthy smoke levels around McKenzie Bridge. Smoke grounded air resources on the North side on Friday. East edge of fire is slowly moving towards the Roney Fire. 

Separation Fire.  17,747 acres.  Firefighters finished protection efforts near the Melakwa Boy Scout Camp and starting mop-up operations. Resource advisors visited the Camp to assess what their environmental needs are. They are also working to protect resources at Scott Lake Campground and Frog Camp.

Sept 15 - Firefighters protected buildings at Camp Melakwa by laying firehose and setting up sprinklers.

Hose lines protect Camp structures. (Structure protection)

Nash Fire.  6,738 acres.  Fire crews hiked in 7 miles in to the fire using bladder bags (backpacks water pumps) to manage movement of the wildfire.  It is currently smoldering and creeping through ground cover on the South perimeter.  Little movement has been observed on the SE edge as it continues towards the Cascade Lakes Hwy.

OVERALL

Total 41,220 acres.  Total Resources:  542 personnel. 13 crews, 2 helicopters, 27 engines, 4 bulldozers, 6 water tenders, 1 masticator and 2 skidgens.

Briefing at McCoy Spike Camp.

9.  HORSE PRAIRIE FIRE.   OR DOF – Central Unit.  15 miles NW of Canyonville, OR. Started 8/26/2017.  Cause unknown.  Timber (litter and understory) and medium logging slash.

16,436 acres. 90% contained. 286 personnel. 7 crews, 10 engines and 3 helos. 

2 structures lost.  9 homes and 2 other minor structures threatened. $16.2 M cost-to-date.  (Sources:  NIFC, NWCC, Inciweb)

Horse Prairie Fire Panoramic Photo

10. INDIGO FIRE.  8 miles E of Agnes Creek, OR.  Fire active again on Friday, 9/15/2017.

521 acres mostly to the West. Fire behavior is active with short uphill runs and group tree torching.  (Sources:  NIFC, Inciweb)

Forested hills with smoke columns and cloud of smoke above. Old sngas from the Biscuit Fire are in the foreground

Fire seen of the Indigo Fire. Foreground are snags from the Biscuit Fire.

11.  JOLLY MTN FIRE.  Okanogan – Wenatchee NF. 13 miles NE of Cle Elum, WA. Started 8/11/2017. Lightning. 

Fire behavior has been knocked down from active fire to moderate fire with group torching, spotting and backing.  Transfer of command from IMT Type 1 will go back to the local unit on 9/18/2017.   Containment date is expected on 10/15/2017.

34,221 acres. 30% contained.  788 personnel 13 crews, 46 engines and 5 helos.  

4,204 homes and 1,073 minor structures threatened. Evacuation orders Level 3 reduced to Level 2. $22.5 M cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC, NWCC, Inciweb)

Hoselay Removal

Hoselay removal.

12.  JONES FIRE.   Willamette NF.  10 miles NE of Lowell, OR and 9 miles East of Fall Creek reservoir.  1 mile North of Clark Butte, OR.  Burning in the Little Fall Creek watershed. Started 8/10/2017. Lightning.  Timber (grass and understory), closed timber litter and lichen/moss in trees creating aerial fire fuels.  Some have been known to spread fire.

Moderate fire behavior with single-tree torching and flanking.  9,562 acres. 54% contained. 259 personnel. 4 crews, 15 engines and 6 helos. Estimated containment is 9/30/2017.

1 structure lost. $19.4 M cost-to-date.  (Sources:  NIFC, NWCC, Inciweb)

A Fire crew posing in front of a burnout fire.

Burnout operations crew.  Credit:  Marcus Kauffman

13.  KELSEY CREEK FIRE.  NEW!!  Willamette NF. 11 miles E of Oakridge, OR.  Burning on the Middle Fork Ranger District. Timber. Reported on 9/9/2017. Lightning caused. 

Extreme fire behavior with group torching, uphill runs and spotting.  Estimated containment status of 10/31/2017.   300 acres. 0% contained.

81 personnel. 1 crew, 2 helicopter and 6 engines.  NW IMT Team 7 will take command on 9/17/2017.

(Source:  NIFC, NWCC)

 14.  MILLER COMPLEX.  Rogue River – Siskiyou NF. 17 miles E of Cave Junction, OR.  Started 814/2017 around 1400 hours PDT.  Timber, mixed conifer understory with Shasta Red Dir dominance and numerous snags.  NW IMT Team 9.

Abney Fire. Fire crossed the West Fork of Dutch Creek and traveled up/over the handline placed upon the ridge above the creek.  In the Joe Bar area, fire has now backed down to the creek.  It is expected that it will go through many locations.  Joe Bar is under an evacuation order.

Burnt Peak Fire.  Suppression repair is the next  fire tactic to be used. The fire is almost near completion.

Creedence Fire.  Near completion and along the same lines as the Burnt Peak Fire.

Bigelow Fire.  Near completion and with the same future tactics as the Burnt Peak and Creedence Fires.

OVERALL

Moderate fire behavior with isolated tree torching, flanking and backing.  35,845 acres. 59% contained. 530 personnel.  14 crews, 28 engines and 3 helicopters.   Incident Cooperators include Harbor Rural Fire Protection Dept., OR State Fire Marshal, OR DOT, OR DOF, RRSNF.  

$23.7 M cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC, Inciweb)

Incident Meterologist monitoring balloon date.

15.  MILLI FIRE.  Deschutes NF.  9 miles W of Sisters, OR and burning in the Three Sisters Wilderness. Started 8/11/2017.  Cause unknown & under investigation. 

Minimal fire behavior.  24,025 acres. 60% contained.  27 personnel. 4 engines.  

$16.4 M cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC, Inciweb)

Successful burnout operations

Burnout operations on the Milli Fire.

16.  NORSE PEAK FIRE.  Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  11 miles W of Cliffdell, WA. Fire has been broken into 2 different zones (North and South). Started 8/11/2017. Lightning. Timber (litter and understory), heavy dead and down materials.

Moderate fire behavior with group torching, backing and creeping.  Transfer of command from IMT Type 2 to IMT Type 1 to change over on Sunday, 9/17/2017.  56,355 acres. 12% contained.  635 personnel. 17 crews, 24 engines, 2 bulldozers, 10 water tenders and 4 helos.

320 homes threatened.  1 structure lost. $15.1 M cost-to-date. (Sources:  NIFC, NWCC, Inciweb)

Sept. 16 ICP Photo

These are the men/women faces behind those who work at the Incident Command Post. (DNR + WA National Guard)

17.  POTATO HILL FIRE.  Willamette NF.  20 miles NW of Sisters, OR in the McKenzie Ranger District and West of FS Rd 2690/South of Hwy 20.  Started 8/29/2017. Cause unknown, under investigation. Heavy logging slash and timber.

Minimal fire behavior.  199 acres. 95% contained.  1 personnel. 0 resources. $484,000 cost-to-date.  (Sources:  NIFC, Inciweb)

View from US20 of helicopter dropping water

 

18.  SAWMILL CREEK FIRE.   Fire is still threatening the City of Tacoma watershed, industrial timberland and DNR and Forest service lands.

Point-of-Interest:  The 1,098 acres is the size of 57 Seattle Seahawks training complexes and 1,450 football fields…. Good to Know!

No structures damaged or destroyed reported.  $3.1 M cost-to-date.   (Sources:  NIFC, NWCC and Inciweb)

Great energy at the ICP

19.  UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX.  Umpqua NF.  50 miles East of Roseburg, OR.   (6 fires) Started 8/11/2017. Lightning caused.  Timber, forest litter, grass and shrubs are fire fuels. Great Basin IMT 3, a Type 2 IMT team assumed command on 9/15/2017 @ 1900 hours PDT.

Fire 625.  Burning in Devil Canyon area. Lightning caused. 1.5 acres. Contained. 

Devils Fire.  Hoselay and pump established along a 5-active portion of the fire to spray water. 

Happy Dog Fire.  Min fire growth

Ragged Ridge Fire.  Min fire growth.

OVERALL

Active fire behavior with uphill runs, group torching and backing.  42,775 acres. 38% contained.  763 personnel.  13 20-person crews, 35 engines,5 bulldozers, 13 water tenders and 5 helos.

79 homes, 48 non-residential structures and 21 other minor structures threatened.  13 non-residential structures damaged. 1 structure lost.  Evacuations are still in effect. $33.5 M cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC, Inciweb)

Point-of-Interest:  255 JBLM soldiers from the 23rd Brigade Engineer Battalion and 1-23 Infantry Battalion have been deployed to assist with this Complex. (Source: NIFC)

Burn Operation in Toketee Falls

Burnout operations in Toketee Falls.

20.  UNO PEAK FIRE.   Okanogan – Wenatchee NF.  16 miles NW of Manson, WA.   Started 8/30/2017. Cause unknown.  Timber, grass fire fuels. Rugged terrain.

Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching, flanking and backing.  8,726 acres. 15% contained. 297 personnel. 6 crews, 12 engines and 5 helicopters.  Fire remained 2 miles upslope from Lake Chelan and is slowly backing downhill within the 2001 Rex Creek fire area.

13 homes and 22 other minor structures threatened. 1 cabin lost.  $5.1 M cost-to-date.  (Sources:  NIFC, Inciweb)

Hand crews work constructing containment line on the Uno Peak Fire

Hand crews work to establish a containment line.

21.  WHITEWATER FIRE.  10 miles E of Idanha, OR. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, flanking and backing.  

14,005 acres. 35% contained.  341 personnel.  7 crews, 11 engines and 2 helos.  

143 homes, 1 mixed residential/commercial building, 2 non-res commercial structures and 54 other minor buildings. $33.4 M cost-to-date.  (Sources:  Inciweb Last updated 9/15/2017, NIFC)

Crews work to secure the edge of the Scorpion Fire

Firefighters securing the edge of the Scorpion Fire on the Whitewater Fire.

22. CRAB CREEK FIRE.  NEW!!  BLM – Spokane District Office. 28 miles NE of Moses Lake, WA. Brush and grass as fire fuels. Started 9/9/2017. Cause unknown & under investigation.

Active fire behavior with running and flanking. Structures/sage-grouse habitat threatened.  300 acres. 0% contained. 81 personnel. 1 crew, 6 engines and 2 helos. $750,000 cost-to-date.

1 homes and 2 minor structures threatened. (Source: NIFC, NWCC)

 

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(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/16/2017 – 2130 PDT

 

 

 

NW Wildfires Still Active | Sept 14 2017

POST SUMMARY |  We are bringing you the most up-to-date fire info from various sources.  NOTE :  We are posting ahead of some fire sources which may throw some of the numbers off.  We will be posting another update hopefully this evening.

Here is our recap for Thursday, September 14, 2017.

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1.  AMERICAN FIRE.  11 miles W of Cliffdell, WA.  Moderate fire behavior with group torching, backing and creeping.  2,946 acres. 0% containment.  $850,000 cost-to-date. (Sources:  NIFC)

2.  CHETCO BAR FIRE.  17 miles W of Selma, OR.  Moderate fire behavior with creeping, backing and torching.  Managing Indigo Fire also.  185,92 acres. 12% contained. 1,600 personnel. 48 crews, 45 engines, 15 helicopters. 30 structures lost. $48.3 M cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC)

3.  DESOLATION FIRE.  20 miles NE Prineville, OR.  300 acres. 0% contained. 8 personnel. 0 resources. $150,000 cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC)

Desolation Fire, airtanker use, September 12, 2017

4.  DIAMOND CREEK FIRE.  27 miles N of Winthrop, WA. Active fire behavior with torching and backing.  119,000 acres. 30% contained. 109 personnel. 2 crews, 5 engines, 1 helicopter. 3 structures destroyed. $13.7 M cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC)

Photo of Spanish Camp covered with fire protective wrap. Photo by Zachary Winters

Credit: Z Winters

5.  EAGLE CREEK FIRE.  1 mile from Cascade Locks, OR.  Active fire behavior with running and flanking. 37,567 acres. 17% contained. 934 personnel. 26 crews, 46 engines and 12 helicopters. 4 structures lost. $13.1 M cost-to-date. $13.1 M cost-to-date. (Sources : NIFC, Inciweb)

Night back burn off of I-84 west of Cascade Locks

6.  FALCON COMPLEX. 25 miles E of Tiller, OR. Minimal fire behavior.  2,935 acres. 90% contained. 123 personnel. 3 crews, 7 engines, 1 helicopter. $1,000 cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC)

7.  HAMPTON FIRE.  8 miles SE of Prospect, OR.  Minimal fire behavior. 840 acres. 95% contained. 2 personnel. 0 resources. $112,000 cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC)

8.  HARD ROCK FIRE.  20 miles S of Harper, OR. No new updates.

9.  HIGH CASCADE COMPLEX.  9 miles NE of Prospect, OR.  Moderate fire behavior with single-tree torching, short-range spotting. Rain over fire line on Wednesday.  59,855 acres. 16% contained. 932 personnel. 21 crews, 44 engines and 7 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $1,000 cost-to-date. (Sources:  NIFC, Inciweb)

10.  HORSE CREEK COMPLEX.  7 miles S of Belknap, OR.  31,735 acres. 0% contained. 348 personnel. 8 crews, 17 engines and 2 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $31.8 M cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC)

11.  HORSE PRAIRIE FIRE.  15 miles NW of Canyonville, OR.  16,436 acres. 80% contained. 404 personnel. 13 crews, 12 engines, 3 helicopters. 2 structures lost.  $16.2 M cost-to-date. (Sources:  NIFC)

12.  JOLLY MTN FIRE.  Active fire behavior with backing, group torching, backing and creeping.  33,950 acres. 25% contained. 788 personnel. 18 crews, 55 engines and 5 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $20.7 M cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC, Inciweb)

Sunset

13.  JONES FIRE.  10 miles NE of Lowell, OR.  Moderate fire behavior with single-tree torching, flanking and backing.  9,367 acres. 55% contained. 223 personnel. 3 crews, 19 engines, 6 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $18.5 M cost-to-date.  (Sources:  NIFC)

14.  MILLER COMPLEX.  34,536 acres. 40% contained. 574 personnel. 14 crews, 34 engines and 4 helos. 0 structures lost. $21.1 M cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC)

15.  MILLI FIRE.  9 miles W of Sisters, OR.  Minimal fire behavior.  24,025 acres. 60% contained. 27 personnel. 4 engines. $15.1 M cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC)

Smoldering tree trunk

16.  NORSE PEAK FIRE.  11 miles W of Cliffdell, WA.  Minimal fire behavior with backing and creeping. Cooler temps helping with fire suppression. 52,502 acres. 12% contained. 660 personnel. 14 crews, 19 engines and 4 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $13.8 M cost-to-date. (Sources:  NIFC, Inciweb and Norse Peak Facebook)

Raven Roost 9-3-17

Credit: Jason Emhoff (via Inciweb)

17.  POTATO HILL FIRE.  20 miles NW of Sisters, OR. Minimal fire behavior. 199 acres. 95% contained. 37 personnel. 1 crew, 2 engines and no additional resources. $437,000 cost-to-date. (Sources:  NIFC, Inciweb)

View of the Potato Hill Fire from Highway 20 on August 31.

18.  REBEL FIRE.  22 miles N of Oakridge, OR.  Active fire behavior with group torching.  8,410 acres. 20% containment. 76 personnel. 2 crews, 4 engines and no additional resources. $6 M cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC, Inciweb)

19.  SAWMILL CREEK FIRE.  25 miles W of Cle Elum, WA.  915 acres. 0% contained. 450 personnel. 7 crews, 12 engines and 2 helicopters. $2 M cost-to-date. (Sources:  NIFC, Inciweb)

Cutting line Still

20.  STALEY FIRE.  33 mile from Oakridge, OR.  No new updates. (Sources: NIFC, Inciweb) No updates with Inciweb since 9/10/2017.

Picture of portable tanks and water truck.

21.  UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX.  50 miles East of Roseburg, OR.  Active fire behavior with uphill runs, group torching and backing. 40,856 acres. 38% contained. 842 personnel. 16 crews, 45 engines and 5 helos. 1 structure lost. $31.8 M cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC, Inciweb)

Briefing at Broken Arrow camp

22.  SPRUCE LAKE FIRE.  19 miles NE of Prospect, OR in the Crater National Park. Part of the High Cascades Complex. Minimal fire behavior.

23.  UNO PEAK FIRE.   16 miles NW of Manson, WA.  Active fire behavior with group torching, uphill runs and flanking. 8,060 acres. 10% contained. 323 personnel. 7 crews, 12 engines and 5 helicopters. 1 structure  lost. $4.2 M cost-to-date. (Sources:  NIFC, Inciweb)

Hand crews work constructing containment line on the Uno Peak Fire

24.  WHITEWATER FIRE.  10 miles E of Idanha, OR.  Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and smoldering. IMT 2 Teams recycling. 13,666 acres. 35% contained. 297 personnel. 5 crews, 8 engines and 2 helos. No structures lost. $32.6 M cost-to-date. (Sources:  NIFC, Inciweb)

25.  EAST CRATER FIRE.  12 miles W of Trout Lake, WA.  Minimal fire behavior. 470 acres. 0% contained. 36 personnel. 1 crew and no additional resources. $390,000 cost-to-date. (Sources: NIFC, Inciweb)

dark vertical cloud rising above the forest floor in the distance.  Photo was tken east of the fire from a high vantage point on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Credit: Bill Leslie (via Inciweb)

26. INDIGO FIRE.  8 miles E of Agnes Creek, OR. Moderate fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. 143 acres. 0% contained. $15,000 cost-to-date. (Sources:  NIFC)

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(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/14/2017 0800 hours PDT

 

 

 

Some Wildfires Dying Down | Sept 10 2017

POST SUMMARY |  The tireless efforts of thousands of firefighters across the Northwest are beginning to make a dent into the many wildfires burning in our areas.  
Nationally speaking, there were 121 new wildfires reported on Sunday, with them being light initial fire activity.  Four of them were new large new incidents.  There are a minimum of 38 not contained fires with 2 Area Command teams with 2 NIMOs, 16 Type 1 IMTs and 22 Type 2 IMTs committed throughout the United States.
Know a wildland firefighter or a deployed/previously deployed member?  Remember to thank them for their hard work in protecting properties and saving lives.  There are countless other Agencies and organizations that support these men/women on the fire line and interface with the communities they work to save.
Law Enforcement Officials have released preliminary investigation information on the Eagle Creek Fire burning in Oregon.  The cause of this fire is from discharged fireworks by at least one 15-year old and Police are seeking additional assistance from the Public to locate additional possible other teens seen in the area.
Here is our recap for Sunday, September 10, 2017, showing some have been downgraded to minimal fire behavior and much-needed rain occurring over the fire line.

ARCHER MTN FIRE

Pacific Cascade Region – WA DNR.  3 miles from Dodson (Skamania County), WA. Timber, brush and grass fire fuels.  #ArcherMtnFire

Credit: WA DNR

253 acres. 30% contained.  Fire crews continue with line construction and burnout operations.  Evacuation orders have been downgraded.

Credit: WA DNR

12 homes, 10 others are currently under threat.

110 personnel. 3 crews, 11 engines, 0 helicopters or any other equipment assigned.

BRIDGE CREEK FIRE

2 miles NE of Keller, WA. Start 8/9/2017. Colville Agency. Lightning caused.   #BridgeCreekFire

3,711 acres. 98% contained.   Fire behavior is minimal with creeping and smoldering.  Firefighters to mop-up, secure lines, patrol and monitor fire.  To remove 34 miles of hose lines and pumps has been much completed.

100 personnel. 2 crews, 8 engines and 0 helicopters or any other equipment.

$16,200,000 Cost-to-date.

CHETCO BAR FIRE

Congressional and State and Forest Service Reps visited the Fire. Credit: Forest Service NW.

PUBLIC COMMUNITY MEETING. 9/10/2017 @ 1800 hours. Illinois Valley H.S. 625 E. River St in Cave Junction, OR. Hosted by the Chetco Bar Fire – East Zone IMT.

5 miles NE of Brookings , OR  (SW part of the State) on the Rogue River-Siskiyou NF in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Lightning caused.  Fire fuels include:  mixed conifer, brush and snags from previous fire scars (2002 Biscuit Fire and 1987 Silver Fire scars). #ChetcoBarFire

184,207 acres. 5% contained.  Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping.  Flight recon showing low minimal flames and the fire stalled on tops of ridges above cool north-facing slopes and sites with green vegetation. RH has increased and fuels are retaining moisture from previously storms that have passed through the area.

The Northern side of the fire is showing more active fire behavior than the Eastern flank.  Fire crews have successfully secured established containment lines, totally 50 miles.  Today, hand crews will work closing small gaps in the fire lines on the Eastern flank.

Unified Command is made up of CFPA, OSFM and PNW Team 3.

A wooden building with a metal roof has hoselines across the ground around it and sprinklers set on low posts. A higher tripod behind one corner also holds a sprinkler.

Structure protection using hoses and sprinkler system to protect the McCaleb Ranch building. Credit: NW IMT #13

Resources include: 2 Type 3, 2 Type 2, 1 Type 1 and National Guard Type 1 helicopters. 9 Type 2 crews, 9 engines, 6 fallers, 6 bulldozers, 1 water tender, 3 masticators and 1 skidder.  Total 1,421 personnel.

Incident Cooperators include Red Cross, BLM, USDA Forest Service, Brookings F&R, Coos FPA, Curry County, Harbor RFPD, Illinois Valley FD, Josephine County (JoCo), OR DOT, OR DOF and OR State Fire Marshal.

8,523 homes, 3,713 non-residential, 50 minor structures threatened. 1 home, 8 non-residential structures damaged and 6 homes, 24 other structures destroyed.

TFR issued by the FAA is in effect.

$40,800,000 Cost-to-Date.

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE

Fire is burning in both the United States and Canada, as the fire had previously crossed over.  We are covering in both locations.

27 miles NNW of Winthrop, WA.  12 miles North of Mazama, WA. Start 7/23/2017. Possible human-caused.  #DiamondCreekFire

Photos and a video from mid-afternoon recon flight on August 10, of confluence of Drake Creek and Jinks Creek area.

Diamond Creek fire on 8/10/2017 from an afternoon recon flight showing that of Drake Creek and Jinks Creek areas. Credit: John Szulc/OSC1.

More fire personnel arrived today bring the total to 85 personnel with 1 helicopter and 1 bulldozer.

91,500 acres in the U.S. and 14,000 acres in Canada. 30% contained.

Recon air flight conducted over fire line and active fire at the head of Monument Creek with fire fuels to the South.  Weather was moderate overnight with increased humidity and lower temps.  The fire did not spread very much to the South.  Fire perimeter remains two miles North of the fire line that prompted a Level 2 evacuation in the Mazama communities.

Fire continues to burn in steep, rugged terrain in the Pasaytan Wilderness.

500 homes, 6 mixed used and 150 minor structures currently being threatened. 1 home, plus 2 minor structures  have been destroyed.

$12,200,000 Cost-to-Date.

EAGLE CREEK FIRE  

COMMUNITY MEETING.  9/11/2017 (Monday). 1800 hours. Edgefield Amphitheater at 2126 Halsey Street, Troutdale, OR.

Night back burn off of I-84 west of Cascade Locks

Burnout operations during night operations off of I-84 West of Cascade Locks, OR.

A break in the weather with moderate temps, higher RH levels and lighter winds has allowed Fire crews to make good progress on this fire.

2 miles South of Cascade Locks, OR on the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (USFS).  Start 9/2/2017.  Human caused.  #EagleCreekFire

Fire behavior is active with group torching, flanking and backing.  Smoke to remain moderate and to impact fire activities but not as serious as the day prior. 33,382 acres.  7% contained.  Estimated containment date is 9/30/2017.

Type 6 IMT (IC).  WA DNR is responsible / lead Fire Agency. 987 personnel.

This IS what the EOC looks like during a Disaster and all the faces behind coordination/communication activities. Credit: Forest Service NW.

Level 3 Evacuations.  Cascade Locks South of WaNaPa. Warrendale. Dodson to Larch Mtn. LaTourell. Corebbe East of the 38700 block of Hwy 30.  Archer Mtn and West of Deville Rd. in Skamania County, Washington.

Level 2 Evacuations.  Cascade Locks North of WaNaPa, Viento State Park along I-84 corridor, Wyeth. 38700 block of Hwy to the Sandy River.  Smith-Cripe Rd, Franz Rd. Dim Mill Rd., Archer Mtn. Rd. and East of Deville Rd.

Night back burn off of I-84 west of Cascade Locks

Level 1 Evacuations.  Public land West of Hwy 281 (Lost Lake area), North of Mt. Hood. Portions of Hood River. Area running from Collins Rd. in Dee at the South end of I-84 on the North end and all areas West of Country Club South to Reed Rd., running due South to Hwy 281 and along 281 to MP 12.5.  The Middle Fork of the Hood River until it comes parallel with the South end of Collins Road.  East of 257th, North of Stark and West of the Sandy River in Troutdale.  Mabee Mines Rd.

Red Cross Shelter.  Contact EOC 509-427-8076 for Shelter info.  Set-up at the Skamania Fairgrounds, across from Stevenson, WA.

Smoke Conditions Info.   https://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/

A green harden canopy has a red and white Fire Information sign. The canopy has tables and people are visible beneath the canopy

Public Education at the Hood River Saturday Farmer’s Market.

Multnomah Co. Sheriff Updates:  https://www.flashalert.net/id/MCSO

Hood River Co. Sheriff Updates:  http://www.hoodriversheriff.com/news/breaking-news/

Road Closures:  https://tripcheck.com

Fire Wise Tips/Info:  http://www.firewise.org/

$7,100,000 CTD.

EAST CRATER FIRE

Includes 3 fires. East Crater Fire, Bear Creek Fire and Siouxon Fire located in proximity of 12 miles West of Trout Lake, WA. #EastCraterFire #BearCreekFire #SiouxonFire

EAST CRATER FIRE.  Low temps, light rain has kept fire activities low and reducing fire spread to a minimal and fire size of 467 acres. Crews continue to remove trees and brush to prep roads on the East side as fire line to reduce fire spread outside of the wilderness. Fire has been burning in the Indian Heaven Wilderness since the fire started on 9/3/2017.

BEAR CREEK FIRE.  Saturday was aided by cooler temps and higher humidity enabling crews to make great progress securing the fire line and mop-up operations.  Crews will focus on locating remaining heat and extinguishing hot spots in the interior when safe to do so. Fire is 36 acres.  This fire is located 3 miles NE of Carson, Washington.  Concerns of protecting the Bear Creek Watershed remains on the top of their priority list due to the values at risk as this is the water supply for the community of Carson.

SIOUXION FIRE.  Gifford Pinchot NF, a 10-person crew from WA DNR and a set of fallers continued constructing line around the 2 acre ire.  This fire is located 1/4 mile off the Siouxon trail approximately 1 mile up from 5701 Road trailhead.

FALCON COMPLEX

2 fires. Umpqua NF. 25 miles East of Tiller, OR. #FalconComplex

225 personnel. 6 crews, 14 engines and 1 helicopters with no additional equipment assigned.

2,935 acres. 68% contained. The fire behavior is minimal.

There are 5 homes and 15 minor structures threatened.

$14,800,000 Cost-to-Date.

HIGH CASCADES COMPLEX

4 fires burning within the Crater Lake National Park, the Rogue River – Siskiyou NF on the High Cascades Ranger District, the Umpqua NF, Tiller Ranger District and the Fremont – Winema NF in the Sky Lakes wilderness, OR.   Fire behavior is moderate with isolated torching, creeping and smoldering. #HighCascadesComplex

PUP FIRE.   A spot fire was discovered on Saturday on the South flank of the Pup Fire in the Lone Prairie area.  Ground and aerial resources responded and quickly contained the spot fire to a single acre fire.

BROKEN LOOKOUT FIRE. Crews continued with  prep work on the north end of 6510 Rd.  Burnout and mop-up operations in effect.

Totals:  425 personnel. 16 crews, 39 engines and 6 helicopters assigned.  70,654 acres. 21% contained.

69 homes, 23 mixed used and 100 minor structures are under threat. 1 structure has been destroyed.  Level 2 in the McKenzie River area downgraded from a Level 2 to a Level 1.

$40,200,000 Cost-to-Date.

HORSE CREEK COMPLEX

5 fires. Willamette NF. 50 miles East of Roseburg, OR. Managing Rebel Fire and Nash Fires. 7 miles South of Belknap Springs, OR. Timber.  Total acres are 29,417 with a 0% containment status.  776 personnel. 28 crews, 8 helicopters and 13 engines.  #HorseCreekComplex

Smoke and ash at the Horse Creek Road Guard on September 4.

NASH FIRE.  4 miles from Elk Lake. Has burned almost to the edge of Nash Lake.  Crews will using a Lakota helicopter equipped with daytime infrared capability to determine exact location of the fire perimeter and areas of active fires.  6,376 acres.  #NashFire  Level 2.  Elk and Hosmer Lakes in Deschutes County.   Level 1.  Lava Lake and Little Lava Lake.  For Evacuation alerts, sign up through the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office http://bit.ly/2f3NWMA. or call 541-693-6911.

Structures prepared with sprinklers ahead of the fire

OLALLIE LOOKOUT FIRE. 1,174 acres. The Lakota copter will fly over this fire along with the RONEY FIRE (3,135 acres).  Both fires show minimal fire behavior and are being monitored.

SEPARATION FIRE.  Fire crews are working both sides on the East and West of this fire burning on the North side of Hwy 242.  Copters are being used to assist with fire suppression and containment activities on the fire’s edge.

REBEL FIRE.  Crews completed containment lines along with FS rd. 19 (Aufderheide Drive) from Box Canyon to Cougar Dam.  They continue to remove fallen trees or ones that are threatening on FS Rd. 19.    7,706 acres.  $5,300,000 Cost-to-Date. #RebelFire

View from a helicopter of the Horse Creek Complex(Roney Fire) burning in the Three Sisters Wilderness

AVENUE FIRE.  Located South of Foley Hot Springs and SE of McKenzie Bridge.  Fire is visible from the Community of McKenzie Bridge and it is moving down the ridge above King Rd. towards fire lines. Structure protection to be conducted along Hwy 242 between Foley Hot Springs and Camp White Branch.

 

BOX CANYON FIRE.  27 acres.

PETE FIRE.  51 acres.

$3,700,000 Cost-to-Date.

HORSE PRAIRIE FIRE

Horse Prairie Fire Panoramic Photo

12 miles West of Riddle and 8 miles SE of Camas Valley, OR  on the Douglas Fire Protective Association lands. Reported 8/27/2017 around 1530 hours.  Cause is unknown.  #HorsePrairieFire

776 personnel with 28 crews, 8 helicopters and 13 engines.

Incident Cooperators include:  DFPA, Coos FPA, OR DOF andTenmile RFD, along with multiple industrial landowners, logging companies and contract firefighting crews.

16,436 acres. 40% contained. Estimated containment date is 9/15/2017.

2 structures have been lost. 9 homes are threatened.

$14,400,000 Cost-to-Date.

JACK CREEK FIRE

Jack Creek Fire View From Van Epps Pass Sept 9

2,732 acres. 0% contained.

Minimal fire behavior with creeping and isolated single tree torching.  Fire was observed as having moved into the Jack Creek, Stuart and Eightmile Lake basins.

Point protection implemented by the Wenatchee River Ranger District trail members, Wilderness Rangers and Stock Program Lead assisted local Fire District firefighters with recreational facilities within the Alpine Lakes areas.  Pack animals transported in 65# of wrap for structural protection.  Phase I consisted of wrapping Wallowa wood toilets at Eightmile, Little Eightmile and Stuart Lakes. Wood signage was also removed.

Unknown cost-to-date known.

JOLLY MTN FIRE

WA State Gov. Jay Inslee declared a State-of-Emergency for this wildfire and others across the State.  http://governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/proc_17-12.pdf

Photo credit: Ken Gregor

Conditions firefighters face on the Jolly Mtn. Fire. Credit: Ken Gregor (via Inciweb)

11 miles NW of Cle Elum, WA.  Start 8/11/2017. Lightning caused. Type 1 PNW Team 2.  #JollyMtnFire

814 personnel. 17 crews, 5 helicopters and 75 engines. (State Mobe staffed)

Incident Cooperators include the American Red Cross, USFS – Okanogan – Wenatchee NF, Kittitas County Fire Districts #7 and 6 along with the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office, Nature Conservancy, Redmond Hotshots and WA DNR.

Photo credit: Kale Casey

Hotshot Crews in Fire camp. Credit: Kale Casey

29,432 acres. 10% containment.  Fire is moderate behavior with backing, group torching and spotting.  Portions of the fire is backing with some group torching in pockets of unburned heavy ground fuels.  Estimated containment date is 10/15/2017.

The fire is currently backing towards containment lines on the West and East sides and is expected along the Northern perimeter.  Limited growth is expected.  On the West perimeter crews will begin construction of indirect fire lines South of Salmon la Sac to protect assets at risk to the North.  On the East perimeter, crews are firing areas in Jungle Creek and Johnson Creek to remove fire fuels.  Structure protection still in effect.

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Filling station on the Jolly Mtn Fire. Credit Kale Casey

EVACUATION INFO.  Kittitas County. http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/press/default.aspx.  Evacuations in effect until at least Monday, 9/11/2017.

RED CROSS SHELTER.  Putnam Centennial Center (Senior Center). 719 E. 3rd Street, Cle Elum, WA 98922.

There are 4,204 homes and 1,073 minor structures currently still being threatened.

$16,500,000 Cost-to-date.

JONES FIRE

Start 8/10/2017 around 1850 hours.  Located in the Little Fall Creek watershed in the Willamette NF and 9 miles East of Fall Creek Reservoir, as well as 1 mile North of Clark Butte, OR. Lightning caused.  #JonesFire

Unified Command consists of the NW IMT Team #12, Willamette NF and the OR DOF. Command will be returned from the Type 2 IMT to a local unit today. 406 personnel. 12 crews, 17 engines and 3 helicopters.

Fire behavior is minimal with backing, flanking and single-tree torching.  8,536 acres. 48% contained.

4 homes and 1 minor structure is being threatened.  1 structure destroyed.

Green trees may be weakened by the 2003 previous fire.  Crews will continue to secure containment lines and mop-up operations.  Focus on the new Forest Service Rd 18 spot fire is being addressed.

Closures in effect.

$16,800,000 Cost-to-Date.

MILLER COMPLEX 

17 miles East Cave Junction OR.  25 fires. Start 8/14/2017 by lightning. #MillerComplex

Creedence Fire.  7 miles South of Williams.  2,089 acres. 40% contained. Min fire behavior.

Bigelow Fire.  Same location as Creedence Fire. 71 acres. 72% containment.  Min fire behavior.

Burnt Peak Fire.  9 miles SW of Ruch, 3 miles N of Applegate Lake. 447 acres. 74% containment.  Crews to secure containment lines.

Abney Fire. South of Applegate Lake, North of Seiad Valley, CA.  27,160 acres. 12% contained. Fire moving to the South.

Cedar Fire.  Fire burning in the Red Buttes Wilderness area.

Totals:  34,126 acres. 35% containment status. 604 personnel. 15 crews, 35 engines, 6 helicopters. Fire is moderate with flanking, backing and torching.  110 homes, 20 mixed use buildings and 5 minor structures are currently being threatened.

$18,900,000 Cost-to-Date.

MILLIFIRE

Deschutes NF. 9 miles West of Sisters, OR. Timber. #MilliFire

59 personnel. 2 crews, 5 engines.

Fire behavior is active with flanking and backing.  24,025 acres. 60% contained.  Fire crews will work to repair and rehab lines along the Northwestern fire edge.  Growth is expected to occur.

205 homes are under threat.

$15,000,000 Cost-to-Date.

NORSE PEAK FIRE

11 miles West of Cliffdell, WA. Start 8/11/2017. Lightning caused.  #NorsePeakFire #AmericanFire

Incident Cooperators include Nile – Cliffdell FD, WA DNR, Okanogan – Wenatchee NF, WA State National Guard, WA DNR,  Yakima County Sheriff Office, WA State DOT, WA State EM and the Yakima Valley OEM.

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National Guard during a briefing on the Norse Peak Fire.

NORSE  PEAK FIRE.  49,997 acres.  12% containment. Crews continue to work on SR 410.  Smoke has increased and moderate fire behavior occurred due to under story fire fuels.  Fire is contained to the North side SR 410.  Fire creeping towards structures in the Crystal Mtn, Gold Hill and Silver Springs areas. Crews working hard to remove vegetation, establish handlines and sprinkler lines int he area. It’s been determined enough fire resources are in the area to stop any significant fire spread. Work on FS Rd. 462 is complete.

9/8/17

Structure protection of cabins.

1 minor injury reported.

599  personnel.  13 crews, 33 engines, 4 helicopters, 3 bulldozers, 10 water tenders.

AMERICAN FIRE. 1,958 acres. Increased fire activity on Saturday with rollout (ignited materials) rolling down into unburned fuels.  Fire is now more active with uphill runs in under story in dead, down and ground fire fuels.  Air resources deployed and were very successful in limiting fire spread.  Structure protection in effect along Bumping River Rd. from the lake to Ira Ford Lane. Firefighters will continue to work their way North today.

CA Central Coast IMT is now Fire Management on this wildfire.

Closure List here –> https://www.fs-usda.gov/alerts/okawen/alerts-notices

$10,500,000 Cost-to-Date (Norse Peak) and $440,000 Cost-to-Date (American Fire) = Total $10,940,000.

NORTH PELICAN FIRE

Fremont-Winema NF. IMT 2. 25 miles NW of Klamath Falls, OR. #NorthPelicanFire

Fire behavior is moderate with soldering, flanking and single-tree torching.  3,474 acres. 25% containment.

219 personnel. 3 crews, 22 engines and 0 helicopters.

CLOSURES. FS lands West of Westside Rd. East of Pelican Butte Rd. North of FS Rd. 3554.  South of FS rd. 3519.

$4,500,000 Cost-to-Date.

POTATO HILL FIRE

Between FS Rd. 830 and Hwy 20 South of Lost Lake Campground in OR.  Reported 8/29/2017. Cause unknown.  #PotatoHillFire

11 personnel. 2 engines.

Fire behavior is minimal. 199 acres with 95% containment.

$377,000 Cost-to-Date.

SAWMILL CREEK FIRE

COMMUNITY MEETING. 9/10/2017 @ 1800 hours. Greenwater FD. 59705 SR 410, Greenwater, WA.

DNR Crew

National Guards assisting Fire Command.

South Puget Sound Region – WA DNR. IMT West of the Norse Peak wilderness and South of the Tacoma watershed, WA.  Timber. #SawmillCreekFire

Started 9/4/2017 @ 1930 hours. PDT. 360 personnel. 10 crews, 20 engines, 3 bulldozers.  Management has transitioned from a Type 3 SE WA Team 1 to a Type 2 Southern CA IMT Team.  ICP is stationed at the Enumclaw Rodeo Grounds in Enumclaw, WA.

Incident Cooperators include:  Fish and Wildfire Service, NOAA, Mt. Baker-Snowualmie NF, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Pierce Co. Sheriff Office, WA DNR, WA State National Guard and WA DOT.

Fire remained within containment lines, located NE of the town of Greenwater.  Fire behavior was minimal overnight due to light rain and lower temps.  Continues to threaten the City of Tacoma watershed, industrial timberland, USFS forest lands and DNR protected lands.

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CLOSURES.  (Fire) https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/mbs/alerts-notices/?aid=43123

TRAIL INFO.  https://www.pcta.org/ (Pacific Crest Trail or PCT)

WEATHER INFO.  NOAA. http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=47.2528768&lon=-122.44429059999999#.WbVt0LKGM9B

EVACUATION PREPAREDNESS.  WA DNR. http://www.dnr.wa.gov/programs-and-services/wildfire/wildfire-preparedness/emergency-preparedness

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848 acres. 0% contained.

No structures reported as damaged or destroyed.

No injuries have been reported.

$867,000 Cost-to-Date.

STALEY FIRE

Burning on the Willamette National Forest, Middle Fork Ranger District and 23 miles South of Oakridge, OR.  Start 8/9/2017@ 2100 Hours PDT.  Lightning caused. 2,300 acres and 81% contained.  #Staley Fire

Fire behavior is minimal as rain fell over the fire line on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

90 personnel.  1 crew and 6 engines.

$8,300,000 CTD.

UMPQUA NORTH COMPLEX

COMMUNITY MEETING. 9/11/2017 (Monday).  1700 hours.  2900 NW Stewart Pkwy, Roseburg, OR.

Located 50 miles East of Roseburg, OR and along 35 miles of the Hwy 138 corridor and spread throughout the North Umpqua and Diamond Lake Ranger Districts. Started as multiple fires.   Start 8/11/2017 around 1030 hours.  Lightning caused.  Fire fuels include Timber, tall grass and brush.  Complex has 9 active wildfires.

Welcome to Umpqua

Majority were lightning caused and moved through the area in August.  Main fires separated into east and west zones.   #UmquaNorthComplex

Tents are lined up for soldiers of Task Force Spearhead 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington Friday morning, Sept. 8, 2017, at the Incident Command Post for the Umpqua North Complex. The 200 so

Tents lined up for Task Force Spearhead consisting of 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat team, 7th Infantry Division (JBLM) at the ICP.

CA IMT Team 4 is Fire Management team. 998 personnel.

39,529 acres. 36% containment  Estimated containment is 9/30/2017.

Happy Dog Fire.  Mop-up operations on the primary containment lines on the East side to continue.

Soldiers of Task Force Spearhead 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington listen to a briefing Friday morning, Sept. 8, 2017, at the Incident Command Post for the Umpqua North Complex. The 200 sold

Task Force Spearhead being briefed at the ICP.

Devil Fire.  Continuing with fire suppression activities.

Fall Creek Fire.  In monitor status. 100% contained.

Hwy 138 Fire.  Crews working to secure and improve containment lines to contain fire heading towards the Hwy 138 corridor.

Additional wildfires are Oak Nob Fire, Brokentooth Fire, Copeland Fire, Rattlesnake Fire, #320 Fire and #443 Fire.

Burn Operation in Toketee Falls

Burnout operations in progress

Fires are still threatening homes and is due to continue to spread and will continue threatening additional structures, as well power lines, road system, commercial timber values.

EVACUATIONS.  Level 1.  Changed from Level 2 to Level 1.  Dry Creek / Illahee Flat areas on Hwy 138 from MP 46.5 to MP 49. Soda Springs/Slide Creek area on Hwy 138 from MP 53 to 56.

Transmission Lines.  Re-energized South transmission line between Illahee Flat and Fish Creek Power Plant.  This allows Fish Creek Power Plan to power the electrical grid.

Burn Operation in Toketee Falls

Task Force Spearhead.  10X Crews organized into 3X Strike Teams, overhead and support personnel US Army is providing ,conducted their last day of field training.  The unit is scheduled to be or is already operational today.

Incident Cooperators include BLM, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas Forest Protective Association, OR DOF and OR DOT.

$27,700,000 Cost-to-Date.

UNO PEAK FIRE

16 miles NE of Manson, WA. Start 8/30/2017.  Cause unknown. 7, 236 acres.  1% contained. Estimated containment date is 10/15/2017. #UnoPeak

273 personnel. 5 crews, 8 engines and 1 helicopter.

Fire behavior is active with torching, flanking and backing.

$2,600,000 Cost-to-Date.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/10/2017 – 1300 Hours 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

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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 Fire CAD Activity | Noon Update

Summary | As time allows, we are starting to grab some dispatched calls for wildland resources all across Washington and Oregon.  Hold on to your seat because there are a lot of them. This post is for all wildfires within the last

WASHINGTON STATE

CENTRAL REGION

BRISTOL FIRE – Klickita County, Bristol, WA. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 1304 hours. Contained @ 1605 hours. DNR response. 2.69 acres. Grass, brush, timber and duff. In patrol status.

MILE POST 89 FIRE – Chelan County, Skinny Creek. WA.  8/19/2017. Dispatched 1230 hours. Contained 1830 hours. Controlled 1830 hours. Timber, logs and duff. IC @ 1550 hours. 0.1 acres.

WYMER FIRE – Kittitas County. Lumas Creek. Single RR tie fire. Hardwood fire fuels. 8/19/2017. Dispatched at 0700 hours. Contained @ 0855 hours. Controlled @ 0856 hours. 0.1 acres.

NORTHEAST REGION

PINKNEY CITY FIRE – Stevens County, Pinkney City. WA . 8/20/2017. Dispatched @ 1133. (NC 326, NC 61). Resources on-scene @ 1140 hours.

STARVATION FIRE – Stevens County, Starvation Lake. WA.  8/20/2017 @ 1058 hours. (E11, E561, NC 62). Resources on-scene @ 1124 hours.

LAKE VALLEY LOOP FIRE – Lincoln County. Fish Trap. WA.  Grass, brush and timber. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 1947 hours. Staffed fire. AR 445, AR 62, HT 43 dispatched. 3 acres.

WESTVIEW FIRE – Spokane County. E Westview Court, WA. Grass, slash, light timber.  8/19/2017.  AR 414 dispatched @ 1233 hours. Contained @ 1500 hours. Controlled @ 1700 hours. 1.4 acres.

ANTOINE PEAK FIRE – Spokane County, Antoine Peak. Brush, grass and timber. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 0347 hours. Contained @ 0410 hours. Controlled @ 0415 hours. 0.3 acres.

PACIFIC CASCADE

1500 SPUR FIRE – Clark County, WA.  WA DNR response. smoldering in slash. 8/20/2017. Dispatched @ 1051 hours. IC arrived @ 1103 hours. Resources are North E280. 0.1 acres.

COUGAR CREEK – Unknown location. WA  Brush and timber. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 0809 hours. Contained @ 0830 hours. Controlled @ 0830 hours. 0.1 acres.

SOUTH PUGET SOUND

437 STREET FIRE – Pierce County. Eatonville, WA. Grass, brush fire fuels. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 1325 hours. Contained @ 1647 hours. Controlled @ 1740 hours. In patrol status.

COLUMBIA CASCADE

LOST CREEK FIRE – Along 66 Road near 60 Junction, WA. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 1057 hours. 0.1 acres.

OREGON STATE

CENTRAL REGION

0959 CR FIRE – Davis Lake, OR. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 2217 hours.

0955 PR FIRE – Hwy. 380 MP 34.5. Dispatched 8/19/2017 @ 1728 hours. 3 acres.

0954 CR FIRE – Hwy 97 @ MP 198. Dispatched @ 1703 hours PDT. 0.1 acres.

0953 NW FIRE – Cultus Lake Resort, Cultus Mtn. OR. Dispatched @ 1648 hours. 0.1 acres.

0951 RN FIRE – Willow Creek Canyon, OR. E420 dispatched @ 1359 hours. 1 acre.

VALE DISPATCH

BLEVINS FIRE – Blevins Reservoir, OR. Dispatched @ 1059 hours. 1,314 acres. Active fire (see our other post under “NW Active Wildfires”)

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/20/2017 @ 1215 hours PDT