JUNE 28, 2020 | TRAVERSE FIRE | UTAH

UPDATE 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY.  A wildfire named the TRAVERSE FIRE started on Saturday above the Lei/Alpine area on Traverse Mountain in  Utah.  It was a windy day when fireworks sparked dry vegetation all around.  Fire was quickly moved by high winds to unburned grasses around the area, prompting evacuations and an emergency response with multiple agencies and equipment.

PHOTOS CREDIT.  UT Fire info

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RESOURCES.  Fire personnel and equipment were immediately dispatched and on-scene engaged in fire suppression and containment efforts.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS. Utah Fire info.  UT Department of Emergency Management.

EVACUATIONS.  About 200 residences were evacuated which included the  Apple Hill and Maple Hollow neighborhood.  A shelter was opened at the nearby Draper Park Middle School for evacuees.

On Sunday with no evacuees, the Red Cross shelter closed down.

CURRENT STATUS.  Forward progression has stopped.  Strong wind event has passed.  Fire has burned 450 acres.  Crews have researched a 26% containment status.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT.  All homes were saved. There were no reports of structures damaged or lost.

PHOTO CREDIT.  Lehi FD.

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SOCIAL MEDIA.  Hashtags we are using #TraverseFire #UTwildfires #FireSeason2020

PHOTO CREDIT.  Traverse Fire PIO.

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT.  Some areas allow fireworks to be discharged but only on July 2nd-5th, 22nd-25th and 31st-1st.  Check with your local fire authority if they are allowed in your area or what the restrictions may be.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Update 1655 PT

 

 

 

Active U.S. Wildfires | Large Incidents | July 12, 2017

To get a bigger picture of what is happening in the United States, here is a compiled list of “Large” wildfires that are 2,000 acres in size and bigger.

50,001 – 150,000 acres

120,000 acres | Roosters Comb Fire | 25 miles N of Battle Mtn, NV. | 15% contained. $1 Million CTD.

71,673 acres | Brian Head Fire | 1 mile N of Brian Head, UT.  | 85% contained. $31.7 Million CTD.

64,000 acres | Dry Gulch Fire | 23 miles SE of Jackpot, NV. | 95% contained. $1.8 Million CTD.

25,001 – 50,000 acres

48,441 acres | Frye Fire | 9 miles W of Swift Trail Junction, AZ. | 88% contained. $24.1 Million CTD.

33,826 acres |  Hilltop Fire | no address. | 75% containment. $7.2 Million CTD.

32,804 acres | Brooklyn Fire | 25 miles SW of Cave Creek, AZ. | 85% contained. $745K CTD.

31,332 acres | Tongue River Complex (2 fires) | 18 miles S of Lame Deer, MT. | 6% contained. $801K CTD.

29,493 acres | Antelope Fire | 4 miles W of Shosone, ID | 96% contained. $200K CTD.

28,926 acres | Alamo Fire | 8 miles NE of Santa Maria, CA. | 60% contained. $9.3 Million CTD.

27,238 acres | Burro Fire | 8 miles NE of Tucson, AZ. | 74% contained. $8.6 Million CTD.

25,249 acres | Draw Fire | 50 miles E of Fallon, NV. | 60% contained. $1 Million CTD.

25,100 acres | Tabor Flats Fire | 16 miles W of Wells, NV. | 75% contained. $1.2 Million CTD.

10,001 – 25,000 acres

16,500 acres | Garza Fire | 10 miles SE of Avenal City, CA. | 17% contained. $1.9 Million CTD.

15,859 acres | Schaeffer Fire |  17 miles N of Kernville, CA. | 25% contained. $8.1 Million CTD.

11,281 acres | Whittier Fire | 11 miles NE of Goleta, CA. | 48% contained. $3.7 Million CTD.

11,093 acres | July Fire | 1 mile SW of Zortman, MT.  | 70% contained. $4 Million CTD.

2,000 – 10,000 acres

6,200 acres | 2 miles N of Summer Lake, OR. | 50% contained. $2 Million CTD.

5,800 acres | Wall Fire | 8 miles SE of Oroville, CA. | 55% contained. $9.3 Million CTD.

5,161 acres | Bull Fire | 15 miles N of Carefree, AZ. | 76% contained. $25K CTD.

5,000 acres | Magpipe Fire | 45 miles NW of Dickinson, ND | 39% contained. $350,000 CTD.

5,000 acres | Long Valley Fire | 50 miles N of Reno, NV. | 0% contained. $150K CTD.

2,369 acres | Winter Fire | 3 miles SW of Winters, CA. | 95% containment. $1.8 Million CTD.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

Wildfires Over 25,000 Acres | YTD | Sep 9 2016

We all know that even though it is Fall, the Fire Season is not quite over yet.  Here is a recap of some pretty large fires since we began covering them in 2016.  There are plenty that are missing from this list and we are working to include them on this list.

FIRES OVER 100,000 ACRES

PIONEER FIRE – IDAHO

  • Near Deadwood Reservoir & National Forest System Rd 579
  • Active Fire
  • 182,445 acres
  • 56% contained
  • Cause unknown

RANGE 12 FIRE – WASHINGTON STATE

  • Moved from Yakima Training Center on to BLM Lands, State & private lands
  • July 2016
  • 100% contained
  • 176,600 acres
  • Cause is unknown

HOT POT FIRE – NEVADA

  • 35 Miles North of Battle Mountain
  • July 2016
  • 100% contained
  • 122,292 acres
  • Lightning strike

SOBERANES FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Los Padres National Forest,
  • Ventana Wilderness
  • Monterey County
  • Active Fire since July 2016
  • 103,242 acres
  • 60% contained
  • Illegal campfire in Garrapta State Park

FIRES OVER 50,000 ACRES

HENRYS CREEK FIRE – IDAHO

  • 7 miles East of Idaho Falls
  • 100% contained
  • August 2016
  • 52,972 acres
  • Human-caused / still under investigation

FIRES OVER 40,000 ACRES

CEDAR FIRE – ARIZONA

  • 18 miles NW of Whiteriver
  • 10 miles South of Pinetop-Lakeside/Show Low
  • 100% contained
  • June 2016
  • 45,977 acres
  • Undetermined cause

CHIMNEY FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Near Lake Nacimiento
  • San Luis Obispo County
  • 100% contained
  • September 2016
  • 46,344 acres
  • Cause unknown

NORTH FIRE – NEW MEXICO

  • 25 miles SW of Magdalena
  • 100% contained
  • May 2016
  • 42,102 acres
  • Lightning caused

MAPLE FIRE – WYOMING

  • Yellowstone National Park
  • 3.67 miles NE of the town of West Yellowstone
  • 3.57 miles SW of MT Holmes Lookout
  • Active Fire
  • August 2016  – September 2016
  • 42,000 acres
  • Unknown containment status
  • Lightning caused

RAIL FIRE – OREGON

  • 5 miles west of Unity
  • Wallowa – Whitman National Forest
  • Active Fire
  • 95% contained
  • July 2016 – September 2016
  • 41,716 acres
  • Unknown cause

SAND FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Angeles National Forest
  • NB Hwy 14/Sand Canyon
  • 100% contained
  • July 2016 – August 2016
  • 41,432 acres
  • Cause unknown

FIRES OVER 30,000 ACRES

BEAVER CREEK FIRE – COLORADO

  • Routt National Forest
  • 24 miles north of Walden
  • Active Fire
  • 62% containment status
  • 37,674 acres
  • July 2016 – September 2016
  • Unknown cause

BLUE CUT FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Cajon Pass
  • San Bernardino County
  • Off of I-15 and Hwy 138
  • North of San Bernardino
  • 100% contained
  • 36,274 acres
  • July 2016 – August 2016
  • Cause is still under investigation

CHERRY ROAD FIRE – OREGON

  • Vale District
  • East of Owyhee Reservoir
  • 100% contained
  • 35,308 acres
  • August 2016
  • Unknown cause

CLIFF CREEK FIRE – WYOMING

  • 5 miles north of Bondurant
  • Bridger – Teton National Forest
  • Active Fire
  • 97% contained
  • July 2016 – September 2016
  • 33,775 acres
  • Lightning caused

REY FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Los Padres National Forest
  • Near White Rock Day Use Picnic Area
  • Unknown containment status
  • 32,606 acres
  • Cause unknown

GAP FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Klamath National Forest
  • Happy Camp
  • Seiad Valley
  • Active Fire
  • 85% containment status
  • August 2016 – September 2016
  • 31,864 acres
  • Unknown cause

JUNIPER FIRE – ARIZONA

  • Tonto National Forest
  • Approximately 10 miles south of Young
  • 100% contained
  • May 2016 – July 2016
  • 30,631 acres
  • Lightning caused

FIRES OVER 25,000 ACRES

CEDAR FIRE – CALIFORNIA

  • Sequoia National Forest
  • 5 Miles East of Glennville
  • Active Fire
  • 98% contained
  • August 2016 – September 2016
  • 29,322 acres
  • Cause under investigation

COOPER KING FIRE – MONTANA

  • Lolo National Forest
  • The junction of the Thompson and Clark Fork Rivers
  • Active Fire
  • July 2016 – September 2016
  • 70% contained
  • 28,534 acres
  • Unknown cause

 

Thank you for following us throughout our journey on this Fire Season so far.  Don’t go yet…. Fire Season is still upon us and we will cover Fire news all year round.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

 

 

 

Wildfires Continue to Burn | Friday, August 5 2016

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MUTUAL AID – OUT-OF-AREA RESOURCES

(1)  MAFFS C-130 air tanker and support personnel each from the 153rd Airlift Wing, (Wyoming Air National Guard) and the 302nd Airlift Wing, (Colorado Springs, Air Force Reserve) have been deployed to Boise, ID in support of wildland fire operations.

(1)  Convair 580 airtanker group from British Columbia has been deployed to Billings, MT in support of wildland fire operations.

 

burnout operations

Burnout ops on the Pioneer Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

WILDFIRES BY FIRE NAME ALPHABETICALLY

NEW | 88 Fire (MT):  485 acres.  100% contained. 9 personnel.  4 engines.  $25,000 CTD. County lands.

Anole Fire (LA):  Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, FWS.  33 miles SW of Saint Charles.  Tall grass. Min fire behavior. Structures threatened.  3,566 acres.  90% contained.  8 personnel.  1 engine. 1 copter.  $60,000 CTD.  FWS. ~

NEW | Alatna Complex Fires – 4 fires. (AK):  Tanana Zone, BLM. Previously reported incident. Ten miles west of Alatna, AK. Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior.   113,157 acres. 98% contained.  $1M CTD.  BLM lands. ~

Beaver Creek Fire (CO):  Routt NF.   NIMO (Quesinberry). 24 miles NW  of Walden, CO. Timber and brush. Forest Service lands..Active fire behavior with single tree torching, creeping and backing. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect.. 34,677 acres. 18% contained. 300 personnel.  6 crews. 27 engines. 5 copters, 2 dozers, 1 masticator, 1 feller bunchers and 1 air attack. 17 structures destroyed. $16.6M CTD.  ~

firefighters look at map on a truck hood.

Fire Managers at a briefing on the Beaver Creek Fire (Credit: Mike McMillan)

Blue Lake Fire (MT):  DNRC. Started on BLM land 10 miles southwest of Ennis. Timber and brush.   Moderate fire behavior with torching, spotting and creeping. Residences and sage grouse habitat threatened  629 acres. 44% contained. 113 personnel.  4 crews. 3 engines. 1 copter. 0 structures destroyed.  $2.8M CTD. Private lands. ~

Box Canyon Fire (UT):   Uinta/Wasatch-Cache NF.  23 miles NE of Heber City. Timber and closed timber litter. 56 personnel.  2313 acres.   made good progress on the west side of the Box Canyon fire near Smith and Morehouse Creek. Today, they will continue to keep fire from advancing into Erickson Basin utilizing 2 heavy Helitankers and crews to slow spread. Unknown containment status . ~

Broad Mouth (UT):  Bear River Area, Utah DOF. 15 miles NW of Tremonton. Chaparral and tall grass. Active fire behavior with spotting and running. Structures threatened. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. 15,000 acres. 30% contained. 3 crews. 17 engines. 129 personnel. $10,000 CTD.  3 structures lost.

Butte Fire (MT):  Miles City Field Office.  Started on private land 14 miles SE of Forsyth.  Min fire with backing and creeping.  1617 acres. 20% contained. 85 personnel.  18 engines. 2 copters. $350,000 CTD. ~

NEW | Chuck Box Fire (AZ):  Fort Apache Agency, BIA. Previously reported incident. Thirteen miles south of Heber. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. 2219 acres. 0% contained. 13 personnel.  1 crew.  $150,000 CTD. ~

Clark Fire (CA):  East of US 395 in June and Mammoth Lake areas.  South of Mono Lake in Inyo NF.  150 miles South of Reno.  Started 8/4/2016 by lightning @ 1400 hours.   Timber, brush and short grass. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs and spotting. Evacuations in effect. 200 acres. 10% contained. 120 personnel.  2 crews. 8 engines. 5 copters. $200,000 CTD.  0 structures lost. ~

Forest Service sign burned by the Clark Fire

Inyo National Forest sign burned. on the Clark Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Cliff Creek Fire (WY):    Bridger-Teton NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (DeMasters) to IMT 2 (Bird) occurred yesterday.15 miles East of Hoback, Timber.  Moderate fire behavior with group torching. Structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect. 31,169 acres. 84% contained. 290 personnel. 5 crews. 5 engines. 5 copters. $12.6M CTD. 1 structure lost. ~

Cold Fire (CA):  Off Hwy 128 / W of Pheasants Valley Rd / W of Winters in Yolo County.  Incident Cooperators:  Napa Co FD, Winters FPD, Dixon FPD, Vacaville FPD, North Bay IMT, CHP and Sheriff Offices from Napa Co, Solano Co and Yolo Co. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, creeping and backing. Structures threatened. Road and area closures in effect.  4,700 acres. 15% contained. 903 personnel.  21 crews. 96 engines. 8 copters.  $3.7M CTD. State lands. ~

Comet Fire (ID):   Salmon-Challis NF. 13 miles North of Salmon. Timber and short grass. Min fire behavior.  358 acres. 90% contained. 10 engines. 9 personnel. $1.3M CTD.. ~

Copper King Fire (MT):  Lolo NF.   IMT 2 (Thompson). 7 miles East of Thompson Falls, MT. Timber. . Moderate fire behavior. Residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  1286 acres. 0% contained.  383 personnel.  10 crews. 14 engines.  6 copters.  $1.8M CTD.  0 structures lost. ~

NEW | Eden #4 Fire (AZ):  Coconino NF. Forty-five miles southeast of Flagstaff, AZ. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday. 500 acres. 0% contained. 20 personnel.  2 engines. $25,000 CTD.  Forest Service. ~

NEW | Elk Fire (AZ):  ASF.  1887 acres.  100% contained.  28 personnel.  4 engines.  $55,000 CTD. Forest Service lands. ~

Fuller Fire (AZ):  Grand Canyon National Park.  14,541 acres. North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, near Point Imperial.  121 personnel.  Unknown containment status. ~

Night fires on the Fuller Fire (Flagstaff ICH)

Goose Fire (CA): Fresno Co. Off of Gooseberry Lane / Morgan Canyon, South of Prather.  Transfer of command from Cal Fire IMT 1 (Bravo) back to the local unit will occur today. Min fire activity.  2241 acres. 90% contained.  1294 personnel.  43 crews. 46 engines. 1 copter. $7.6M CTD. 9 structures destroyed.  ~

NEW | Hall Fire (SD):  314 acres. 100% contained. 3 Personnel.  1 Engine. $20,000 CTD. BIA unit. ~

NEWLY REPORTED | Hinson Road Fire (GA).  161 acres. 98% contained.  10 personnel.  2 engines. $35,000 CTD.  State lands. ~

Imperial Fire (AZ):  Imperial National Wildlife Refuge.  FWS. 14 miles North of Yuma. Brush, hardwood litter and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.  100 acres. 50% contained. 29 crews.  1 crew. 1 engine. $330,000 CTD. FWS. ~

Lava Mountain Fire (WY):  Shoshone NF.  Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching, spotting and creeping. Numerous structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  14,471 acres. 80% contained.  7 crews. 36 engines. 7 copters. $16.7M CTD.  ~

McGaffey Fire (NM):  Carson NF.  Camino Ranger District.  Started by lightning.  . ~

Modesto Fire (CA):  Near Hatch/Carpenter.  Vegetation Fire. Stanislaus County.  ~

North Tullock Fire (MT):  MT DNR. 2,720 acres.   20 miles SE of Custer. Timber and tall grass.  2,720 acres. 100% contained. 105 personnel. 1 crew. 11 engines. $770,000 CTD. ~

View of Fire from Mt Manuel

View of Soberanes Fire from Mt Manuel (Credit: Phil Hernandez)

NEW | Outlook Fire (WY):   Uinta/Wasatch-Cache NF.  25 miles South of Mountain View. Timber, heavy logging slash and brush. Moderate fire behavior with torching and creeping. Trail closures in effect. 187 acres. 0% contained.  1 engine. 8 personnel. $230,000 CTD. ~

NEW | Pine Hill Fire (AZ):  COF.  516 acres. 100% contained.  $20,000 CTD.  Forest Service lands.  ~

Pioneer Fire (ID):   Boise NF. IMT 1 (Lund). 5 miles North of Idaho City.  Timber.  Active fire behavior with group torching, spotting and running. Structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  50,478 acres. 27% contained. 43 crews. 52 engines. 10 copters. $21M CTD.  1489 personnel.  5 structures lost.

Poodle Fire (NV):   Winnemucca District, BLM. 20 miles NW of Gerlach. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 6,557 acres.  95% contained.  243 personnel. 8 crews. 6 engines. 2 copters. $1.6M CTD. 0 structures lost. ~

NEW | Porcupine Fire (UT):   Manti-Lasal NF. 16 miles NE of Salina, Timber. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching. 278 acres. 0% contained.  1 engine. 25 personnel. $20,000 CTD. ~

NEWLY REPORTED | Roaring Fire (ID):  Salmon-Challis NF. 31 miles NW of Salmon. Timber. Active fire behavior with short-range spotting, short crown runs and backing. Trail closures in effect. 1500 acres. 0% contained. 1 personnel.  $10,000 CTD. ~

Roaring Lion Fire (MT):    Bitterroot NF. IMT 1 (Poncin). 5 miles SW of Hamilton. Timber.. Moderate fire behavior with group and single tree torching. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, trail and area closures in effect7,753 acres. 15% contained. 735 personnel.  13 crews. 49 engines. 9 copters. 61 structures destroyed.  $3.4M CTD. ~

NEW | Rock Creek Fire (CA):  USFS – Inyo NF.  Rock Creek area, along lower Rock Creek Rd. 10 acres.  CHP traffic control area.  Need #Fire ID to get into area/access to the area. ~

NEWLY REPORTED | Rocky Peak Fire (ID):   Franklin County. 10 miles North of Preston. Brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Residences threatened. 950 acres. 80% contained. 7 engines. 65 personnel.  $70,000 CTD.~

Smoke plume as seen from June Lake Junction.

Smoke plume of fire burning sage on the Clark Fire. (Credit: Dave Marquart)

Sobranes Fire (CA):  Monterey County. Soberanes Creek, Garrapata State Park, north of Palo Colorado/Big Sur. 1 fatality. Cause is an illegal campfire. Unified Command w/CAL Fire – San Benito Monterey, USFS and Los Padres NF . Active fire behavior with torching, uphill runs and backing. Numerous residences threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect. 53,900 acres. 40% contained. 108 crews.  466 engines. 17 copters. 5533 personnel.  $72.8M CTD.  68 structures lost. ~

Tokewana Fire (WY):  Kemerer Field Office.  1,313 acres. Unita County. IMT 2 (Greer). 15 miles South of Mountain View. Timber, brush and short grass.  Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Road closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 1287 acres. 90% contained. 240 acres. 5 crews. 9 engines. 1 copter. 8 structures lost. $3.4M CTD. County Lands. ~

Tribal Fire (UT) :  Salt Lake Field Office, BLM. 25 miles SW  of Tooele.. Grass.   1829 acres. 100% contained. 16 personnel.  4 engines. $70,000 CTD. 0 structures lost. ~

Virginia Mountains Complex (NV):   (2 fires), Carson City District Office, BLM. IMT 2 (Roide). 40 miles N of Reno.  BLM lands. Moderate fire behavior with group torching, backing and smoldering. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 59,727 acres. 73% contained. 16 crews. 19 engines. 8 copters. 607 personnel. $7.3M CTD.  12 structures lost. ~

Whit Fire (WY):  Wyoming State Forestry.  20 miles west of Cody.  Timber, brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with running and flanking. Numerous structures threatened. Trail closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 9652 acres.  0% contained. 237 personnel.  8 crews. 13 engines. 7 copters. 8 structures destroyed.  $301,000 CTD. BLM lands. ~

Drone over the Cold Fire ground CAL Fire air resources today (Credit: CAL Fire)

 

NEW | Yellow Glow Fire (NM):  2000 acres. 100% contained. 22 personnel.  8 engines.  $4,000 CTD. State lands. ~

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Wildfires Have No Boundaries | August 4, 2016

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WILDFIRES NO KNOW BOUNDARIES

We have been posting many 2016 wildfires and you can easily see they seem to be popping up everywhere, prompting both structure firefighters to respond on strike teams to wildland firefighters working extremely hard to suppress.

Here is the most up-to-date list of wildfires for all States excluding Northwest fires (Washington & Oregon).

Rail Fire by inciweb 8.4.2016

Rail Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

WILDFIRES BY FIRE NAME ALPHABETICALLY

NEW | Anole Fire (LA):  Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, FWS.  33 miles SW of Saint Charles.  Tall grass. Moderate fire behavior with wind-driven runs and flanking. Structures threatened. 3,000 acres. 50% contained. 14 personnel.  1 engine. 1 copter. $30,000 CTD.  FWS lands. ~

Baker Fire (CA):  Off of Baker Rd / Plymire Rd, 2 miles NW of Red Bluff. NW Tehama County.  80 acres.  100% containment. ~

NEWLY REPORTED | Baldwin Fire (AZ):  3 miles south of Heber-Overgaard. Started 7/19/2016 by lightning.  4 personnel.  1,735 acres. 100% contained. ~

Beaver Creek Fire (CO):  Routt NF.   NIMO (Quesinberry). 24 miles NW  of Walden, CO. Timber and brush. Forest Service lands. Active fire behavior with group torching, short crown runs and backing. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect. 34,677 acres. 18% contained. 239 personnel.  2 crews. 23 engines. 5 copters. 17 structures lost. $16.6M CTD. Forest Service lands. ~

Blue Lake Fire (MT):  DNRC. Started on BLM land 10 miles southwest of Ennis, MT. Timber and brush.  Moderate fire behavior with torching, spotting and smoldering. Residences and sage grouse habitat threatened.  629 acres. 45% contained.  113 personnel.  4 crews.  3 engines. 1 copter.  $2.8M CTD.  BLM lands. ~

NEW | Box Canyon Fire (UT):   Uinta/Wasatch-Cache NF.  23 miles NE of Heber City, UT. Timber and closed timber litter. Active fire behavior with short crown runs, torching and creeping. Structures threatened. Trail and area closures in effect. 1,968 acres. 25% contained. 81 personnel.  2 crews.  2 engines.  3 copters.  $305,000 CTD.  Forest Service land. ~

NEW | Broud Mouth (UT):  Bear River Area, Utah DOF. 15 miles NW of Tremonton. Chaparral and tall grass. Active fire behavior with spotting and running. Structures threatened. 1,000 acres. 0% contained. 34 personnel.  8 engines. $50,000 CTD. ~

NEW | Butte Fire (MT):  Miles City Field Office.  Started on private land 14 miles SE of Forsyth.  Extreme fire behavior with single tree torching and wind-driven runs. Structures threatened.  1,000 acres. 0% contained.  71 personnel.  14 engines.  2 copters.  $300,000 CTD.  Private lands. ~

NEW | Clark Fire (CA):  East of US 395 in June and Mammoth Lake areas.  South of Mono Lake in Inyo NF.  150 miles South of Reno.  Started 8/4/2016 by lightning @ 1400 hours. 300 personnel.  0% contained.  Clark Canyon, a popular area has been evacuated.  300 acres.  ~

Cliff Creek Fire (WY):    Bridger-Teton NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (DeMasters) to IMT 2 (Bird) occurred yesterday.15 miles East of Hoback, Timber.   Active fire behavior with group torching and short-range spotting. Structures threatened. Evacuations have been lifted. Road, area and trail closures in effect. $12.2M CTD. Forest Service lands. ~

Cold Fire (CA):  Off Hwy 128 / W of Pheasants Valley Rd / W of Winters in Yolo County.  Incident Cooperators:  Napa Co FD, Winters FPD, Dixon FPD, Vacaville FPD, North Bay IMT, CHP and Sheriff Offices from Napa Co, Solano Co and Yolo Co. ~ 4,700 acres. 15% acres. ~ 900+ personnel.  24 crews. 65 engines. 6 air tankers.  8 copters.  22 dozers.  15 water tenders. $909,000 CTD. ~

Comet Fire (ID):   Salmon-Challis NF. 13 miles North of Salmon. Timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Area closure have been lifted.  358 acres. 90% contained.  No personnel/resources assigned.  $1.1M CTD.  Forest Service lands. ~

Copper King Fire (MT):  Lolo NF.   IMT 2 (Thompson). 7 miles East of Thompson Falls, MT. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. Residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect. 1,286 acres.  0% contained.  275 personnel.  5 crews.  10 engines. 7 copters.  $1.3M CTD.  Forest Service lands. ~

Cuermo Fire (NM):  10 miles SW of Abiquiu / 13 miles SE of Coyote on Coyote Ranger District.  Started 8/1/2016.  Has been in monitor patrol status but had some fire activity last night. ~

Diablo Fire (CA):  SW of Patterson in Stanislaus County. 100 acres. 100% contained. ~

Fuller Fire (AZ):  Grand Canyon National Park.  14,541 acres. North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, near Point Imperial.  131 personnel. 14,541 acres. Unknown containment status. ~

Goose Fire (CA): Fresno Co. Off of Gooseberry Lane / Morgan Canyon, South of Prather.   400 structures threatened.  9 destroyed (4 homes/5 outbuildings).  2,241 acres. 80% contained. ~ 9 structures (4 homes, 5 other structures). 1 structure damaged.  ~ Evacatuations and road closures in effect. ~  81 engines.  50 crews.  6 copters. 4 dozers.  21 water tender.  1,657 total personnel. ~

NEW | Grub Fire (CA):  W of Oakhurst.  Madera County.  85 acres. 30% contained. ~

NEW | Hart Fire (CA):  75 acres.  0% contained.  Kern Co FD.  Near WB Hwy 58 and Flat Rd. Slow ROS.  Fire crews making good progress along with air support on knockdown.  Zero impact on Hwy 58. ~

Imperial Fire (AZ):  Imperial National Wildlife Refuge.  FWS. 14 miles North of Yuma. Brush, hardwood litter and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.  100 acres.  50% contained. 58 personnel. 2 crews. 1 engine. $250,000 CTD. FWS lands.. ~

NEW | Johnson Fire (CA):  Incident Cooperators:  Off of Johnson Rd, NEor Orick.  22 acres.  35% contained. ~

Lava Mountain Fire (WY):  Shoshone NF.  14,385 acres.  Shoshone NF. IMT 1 (Martin). 20 miles NW of Dubois, WY. Timber, heavy logging slash and short grass.  Active fire behavior with single tree torching and short-range spotting. Numerous structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect. 14,414 acres.  60% contained. 642 personnel.  11 crews.  38 engines. 8 copters. $16.1M CTD.  Forest Service lands. ~

 

NEW | McGaffey Fire (NM):  Carson NF.  Camino Ranger District.  Started by lightning.  525 acres. 75% contained.  The fire has been managed by a Type 3 organization and will transition back to the district organization today at 6:00 p.m. Last report. ~

NEW | Modesto Fire (CA):  Near Hatch/Carpenter. 3 acres.  Vegetation Fire. Stanislaus County.  ~

North Tullock Fire (MT):  MT DNR. 2,720 acres.   20 miles SE of Custer. Timber and tall grass.  85% contained. 274 personnel.  4 crews.  16 engines. 2 copters.  $575,000 CTD. County land.  ~

Pearson #2 Fire (NM):   Carlsbad Field Office, BLM. 20 miles SW of Hobbs, NM. Brush and tall grass. Min  316 acres. 100% contained.  4 personnel.  1 engine. $15,000 CTD. BLM lands. ~

Pioneer Fire (ID):   Boise NF. IMT 1 (Lund). 5 miles North of Idaho City.  Timber. Active fire behavior with torching, spotting and running. Structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  8,350 acres. 29% contained.  1,482 personnel. 42 crews.  51 engines. 9 copters. 5 structures lost.  $18.9M CTD. Forest Service lands. ~

Poodle Fire (NV):   Winnemucca District, BLM. 20 miles NW of Gerlach. Timber and brush.  Minimal fire behavior. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 6,557 acres.  90% contained. 385 personnel.  14 crews. 10 engines. 3 copters.  $1.5M CTD.  BLM lands. ~

Roaring Lion Fire (MT):    Bitterroot NF. IMT 1 (Poncin). 5 miles SW of Hamilton. Timber. Active fire behavior with group torching, short-range spotting and short crown runs. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, trail and area closures in effect.  7,129 acres.  7% contained.  649 personnel.  10 crews.  47 engines. 9 copters. 64 structures lost. $2.1M CTD.  Forest Service lands. ~

Sobranes Fire (CA):  Monterey County. Soberanes Creek, Garrapata State Park, north of Palo Colorado/Big Sur. 1 fatality. Cause is an illegal campfire. Unified Command w/CAL Fire – San Benito Monterey, USFS and Los Padres NF ~ 51,200  acres. 30% contained. 2000 homes threatened. 57 homes, 11 outbuildings destroyed; 3 structures, 2 outbuildings damaged. Evacuations and road closures in effect. ~ 480 engines. 108 crews. 17 helicopters. 6 Air tankers.  69 dozers. 54 water tenders. 5,552, total personnel. ~

Tokewanna Fire (WY):  Kemmerer Field Office.  1,313 acres. Unita County. IMT 2 (Greer). 15 miles South of Mountain View. Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Evacuations have been lifted. Road, area and trail closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping. 1,287 acres. 90% contained. 370 personnel.  10 crews. 12 engines. 1 copter. 8 structures lost. $3.4M CTD. County lands. ~

Tribal Fire (UT) :  Salt Lake Field Office, BLM. 25 miles SW  of Tooele.. Grass.  Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened. 1,829 acres.  25% contained. 5 engines. 1 copter. $65,000 CTD. BLM lands. ~

Virginia Mountains Complex (NV):   (2 fires), Carson City District Office, BLM. IMT 2 (Roide). 40 miles N of Reno.  BLM lands. Active fire behavior with group torching, uphill runs and backing. Evacuations have been lifted. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 59,727 acres. 68% contained.  707 personnel.  19 crews.  29 engines.  6 copters.  structures lost.  $6.5M CTD.  BLM. ~

Whit Fire (WY):  Wyoming State Forestry.  3,000 acres. 20 miles west of Cody.  Timber, brush and tall grass. Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven and short crown runs. Structures threatened. Evacuations and trail closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened.  1,600 acres. 18% contained.  239 personnel.  2 crews.  23 engines. 5 copters. 17 structures lost.  $250,000 CTD.  BLM lands. ~

Wilson MA Fire (MT) Central Land Office, DNRC. Started on county land 17 miles North of Wolf Creek. Short grass. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. 619 acres. 100% contained.  $50,000 CTD.  County lands. ~

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United States Hit Hard by Wildfires | August 3, 2016

Thank you for joining us on our search and reporting of Wildfires.  We are now back to putting them all in one post, excluding fires from the Northwest.  This is a separate listing of fires.

WILDFIRES

99 Fire (CA):  Off Hwy 99 / Neal Rd.  South of Chico.  550 acres. 100% contained 8/2/2016.

Baker Fire (CA):  Off of Baker Rd / Plymire Rd, 2 miles NW of Red Bluff. NW Tehama County.  80 acres.  10% containment. Forward spread stopped.

Beaver Creek Fire (CO):  Routt NF.   NIMO (Quesinberry). 24 miles NW  of Walden, CO. Timber and brush. Active fire behavior with crowing, group torching and short-range spotting. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect. 34,090 acres.  18% contained. 241 personnel.  4 crews. 23 engines. 5 copters and 2 dozers.  17 structures lost. $16.3M CTD. Forest Service lands.

Beaver Creek Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Beaver Creek Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Blue Lake Fire (MT):  DNRC. Started on BLM land 10 miles southwest of Ennis, MT. Timber and brush. Moderate fire behavior with torching, creeping and smoldering. Residences and sage grouse habitat threatened.  629 acres. 45% contained. 91 personnel.  2 crews.  2 engines. 1 copter.  0 structures lost.   $200,000 CTD.

Cedar Fire (ID):  Nex Perce-Cleanwater NF.  11 miles south of the Powell Ranger Station; 2 miles northwest of Elk Summit. Started 7/17/12016 by lightning. 1,371 acres.  0% contained.  Active fire behavior last night.

7/24/16 aerial view of burnout operations on west flank of Blue Lake Fire

Aerial view of the Blue Lake Fire on 7/24/2016. (Source: Inciweb)

Cliff Creek Fire (WY):    Bridger-Teton NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (DeMasters) to IMT 2 (Bird) occurred yesterday.15 miles East of Hoback,.Timber. Moderate fire behavior with group torching, short-range spotting and smoldering. Structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect. 29,677 acres. 84% contained. 418 personnel. 10 crews. 5 engines. 7 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $11.7M CTD.

Cold Fire (CA):  Off Hwy 128 / W of Pheasants Valley Rd / W of Winters in Yolo County.  4600 ac.  10% contained.  700 personnel.  86 engines.  6 air tankers.  8 copters.  9 bulldozers.  5 water tenders.  Though favorable weather conditions, the fire is still spreading.  Incident Cooperators:  Napa Co FD, Winters FPD, Dixon FPD, Vacaville FPD, North Bay IMT, CHP and Sheriff Offices from Napa Co, Solano Co and Yolo Co.

Comet Fire (ID):   Salmon-Challis NF. 13 miles North of Salmon. Timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Area closure have been lifted.  358 acres. 90% contained.  9 personnel.  $1.1M CTD.

Copper King Fire (MT):  Lolo NF.  1,286 acres.   IMT 2 (Thompson). 7 miles East of Thompson Falls, MT. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with single tree and group torching. Residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  0% contained. 275 personnel.  5 crews.  10 engines. 7 engines. 0 structures lost.  $600,000 CTD.

The Copper King Fire gre to over 500 acres on the first day.

Coppper Fire via aerial view. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Cuermo Fire (NM):  10 miles SW of Abiquiu / 13 miles SE of Coyote on Coyote Ranger District.  Started 8/1/2016.  In  monitor status.

Diablo Fire (CA):  SW of Patterson in Steniasuls County.  200 acres. 65% contained.

Eden Fire (AZ):  Cococino NF.  Started 7/27/2016 by lightning. 4 miles of Clints Well, north of SR 87.  15 personnel.  Type 4 IMT.  500 acres.

Eden Fire: fire in a dense stand of Ponderosa Pine climbs towards the canopy, July 30, 2016 (Tom Stevens, Incident Commander/USFS)

Eden Fire. (Credit: Tom Stevens/IMT/USFS)

Elk Fire (AZ):  Apache – Sitgreaves NFS.  1,887 acres.  5 miles NW of Pinetop. 4 personnel.  100% contained.  Fire behavior is moderate, flanking and backing.

Fire Behavior photo (1)

Elk Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Fuller Fire (AZ):  Grand Canyon National Park.  14,541 acres. North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, near Point Imperial.  139 personnel.  Unknown containment status.

Josh Lange (upper left) instructs on immobilizing a patient on a backboard with a strap system.

Medical drill. on the Fuller Fire. )Courtesy: Inciweb)

Goose Fire (CA): Fresno Co. Off of Gooseberry Lane / Morgan Canyon, South of Prather.  2,241 acres. 70% contained.  400 structures threatened.  9 destroyed (4 homes/5 outbuildings). Evacuations warnings/Road closures in effect.  81 engines, 3 air tankers, 6 copters, 4 dozers, 21 water tenders, 1,657 personnel.  Fire behavior is smoldering, creeping in isolated areas.  Mop-up operations and improvement of containment lines in progress.

Hayden Pass Fire (CO):  16,559 acres.  20 miles SE of Salida.  60 personnel.  60% contained.

Firefighting Vehicle

Fire engine on the Hayden Pass Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Hinson Fire (GA):  Georgia Forestry Commission.9 miles SE of Homerville. Medium logging slash and southern rough. Minimal fire behavior. 161 acres. 98% contained. 10 personnel.  2 engines.  $35,000 CTD.

Imperial Fire (AZ):  Imperial National Wildlife Refuge.  FWS. 14 miles North of Yuma. Brush, hardwood litter and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.  100 acres.  20% contained. 2 crews. 4 engines. 1 copter. $150,000 CTD.

Imperial fire burning CA side of river 7-31-16

Imperial Fire burning on the CA side. (Credit: Lyle Wyatt)

Lava Mountain Fire (WY):  Shoshone NF.  14,385 acres.  Shoshone NF. IMT 1 (Martin). 20 miles NW of Dubois, WY. Timber, heavy logging slash and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations have been lifted. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  14,385 acres. 60% contained.  712 personnel.  12 crews.  46 engines. 9 copters. $15.3M CTD.  Forest Service lands.

Aerial photos of the Lava Mountain Fire.

Lava Mountain Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Lone Fire (NV):  Ely District.  832 acres.

Lower Ebbs Fire (UT):  Fishlake NF.   3.5 miles SW of Scipio, Utah and has burned approximately 5,634 acres. The fire is burning in Ebbs and Wild Goose Canyons.  100% contained.

Image showing a smoke column from a wildfire with a highway in the foreground

Lower Ebbs Fire. (Credit: USFS)

1 hand crew, 2 engines, 1 dozer, 1 type 3 helicopter, and other local resources. Fire behavior is minimal with continued isolated torching, creeping and smoldering within unburned islands of fuels

North Tullock Fire (MT):  MT DNR. 2,720 acres.   20 miles SE of Custer. Timber and tall grass. Active fire behavior with group torching, flanking and running. Residences threatened. Sage grouse habitat threatened.  20% contained. 175 personnel.  2 crews. 27 engines. 4 copters. 0 structures lost. $300,000 CTD. County lands.

North Tullock Fire

North Tullock Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Pearson #2 Fire (NM):   Carlsbad Field Office, BLM. 20 miles SW of Hobbs, NM. Brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with running.  900 acres. 90% contained.  23 personnel.  9 engines. $15,000 CTD.

Firefighter watching a burning tree

Checking for hot spots on the Pioneer Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Pioneer Fire (ID):   Boise NF. IMT 1 (Lund). 5 miles North of Idaho City.  Timber. Active fire behavior with group torching, spotting and running. Structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect. Forest Service land. 48,350 acres. 36% contained. 1,497 personnel. 44 crews. 48 engines. 10 copters. 5 structures.  $16.7M CTD.

Poodle Fire (NV):   Winnemucca District, BLM. 20 miles NW of Gerlach. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 80% contained.  6,557 acres. 411 personnel.  15 crews.  10 engines.  4 copters. 0 structure lost.  $1.3M CTD.

The Poodle Fire started on Saturday, July 30 at approximately 1230.  The fire was started by lightning and is burning in the Poodle Mountain Wilderness Study Area.

Poodle Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Roaring Lion Fire (MT):    Bitterroot NF. IMT 1 (Poncin). 5 miles SW of Hamilton. Timber. Active fire behavior with group torching, short-range spotting and short crown runs. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, trail and area closures in effect.  7,130 acres. 0% contained. 524 personnel.  10 crews. 33 engines. 9 copters.  64 structures lost.  $610,000 CTD.

Roaring Lion Photo - July 31

Roaring Lion Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Sand Fire (CA):  NB 14 Freeway / Sand Canyon in Santa Clarita. Angeles NF.  Start 7/22/2016 @ 1411 hours.  1718 Firefighters. 41,432 acres.

Sand Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Sawmill Creek Fire (WY):  Wyoming State Forestry.  28 acres. Approximately 35 road or 20 air miles from Douglas.  The fire is located on private land..  76 personnel. 50% contained.

Sawmill Creek Fire July 31, 2016

Sawmill Creek Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Incident management will transition from the Southern Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team to Linda Austin IC at 0600 August 4, 2016.

Sheep Creek Fire (UT):  Uinta/Wasatch-Cache NF. 30 miles East of Spanish Fork. Timber, brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with spotting and short crown runs. 600 acres. 5% contained. 160 personnel.  5 crews. 2 engines. 4 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $250,000 CTD.

Sobranes Fire (CA):  Monterey County.  46,700 acres. 25% contained. 2000 homes threatened.  57 homes & 11 outbuildings destroyed.  3 structures and 2 outbuildings damaged.  1 fatality.  Cause is from an illegal campground in the Garrapata State Park

View from Cachagua Road towards the west

Sobranes Fire. (Credit: Tom Plymale)

near Soberanes Creek. .  Evacuations in effect/ some lifted in other areas.   Donation Center:  @ Big Sur State Park Multi-Agency Bldg, 47555 Hwy1, Big Sur, CA 93920.  Montereyco.recovers.org.  Phone #831-667-2315. Register for Reverse 911 up to 3 phone lines by going to their website @ http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/oes.

108 crews.  17 copters.  6 air tankers.  69 dozers.  54 water tenders.  5,555 personnel.  Incident Cooperators:  USFS, CA State Parks & Rec, CHP, Monterey County Sheriff Office, Monterey Penn Regional Parks District, Red Cross, CA Conservation Corps, CAL-OES, CA Fish & Wildlife, Carmel Highaldns  FPD, Monterey Co FPD, Big Sur VF Brigade, CSUMB, SPCA, United Way and PG & E.

Unified Command w/CAL Fire – San Benito Monterey, USFS and Los Padres NF.

Tokewanna Fire (WY):  Kemmerer Field Office.  1,313 acres. Unita County. IMT 2 (Greer). 15 miles South of Mountain View. Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching. Structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened.  58% contained. 497 personnel.  15 crews.  17 engines. 7 copters.  8 structures lost. $2.9M CTD. County lands.

August 2, 2016

Drawing water on the Tokewanna Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Tribal Fire (UT) :  Salt Lake Field Office, BLM. 25 miles SW  of Tooele.. Grass. Active fire behavior with running. Structures threatened.  650 acres. 25% contained. 31 personnel.  5 engines. 1 copter. $50,000 CTD.

Virginia Mountains Complex (NV):   (2 fires), Carson City District Office, BLM. IMT 2 (Roide). 40 miles N of Reno.  Brush and short grass. Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven and flanking. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened. 59,727 acres. 68% contained. 700 personnel.  20 crews.  29 engines. 7 copters. 12 structures lost. $4.6M CTD.

Smoke plume rises from Tule Fire on August 2. Photo taken from the ICP

The Tule Fire on the Virginia Mountains Complex Fire (Source: Inciweb)

WF Unit 3 2016 Fire (TX):   McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge, FWS. 17 miles  of Winnie, TX. Tall grass. Active fire behavior.  161 acres. 98% contained.  12 personnel.  1 copter.  $20,000 CTD.

Whit Fire (WY):  Wyoming State Forestry.  3,000 acres. 20 miles west of Cody.

Whit Fire

Whit Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Wild 7 Fire (MT):  Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, FWS. 23 miles SE of Zortman, MT. Timber and short grass. Moderate fire behavior. 300 acres. 0% contained. 11 personnel.  2 engines. $75,000 CTD.

Wilson MA Fire (MT) Central Land Office, DNRC. Started on county land 17 miles North of Wolf Creek. Short grass. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. 500 acres. 0% contained. Zero personnel and/or resources assigned to this fire. $50,000 CTD.

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U.S. Active Wildfires by #Hashtag | Thursday, July 28, 2016

2016 Wildfires in the United States

Thank You for joining us on this Thursday evening, where we glean information from various sources all over the web to bring to you in what is happening in the Fire News world……

Rainbow Valley Subdivision

Rolling hose on the McHugh Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

ALASKA

#McHughFire – 2 Miles SE  of Anchorage: 778 acres.  100% contained.  141 personnel.  Min activity.

July 27, 2016 Picture of Soberanes taken from Mt. Manuel

Soberanes Fire (Credit: Phil Hernandez)

ARIZONA

#BaldwinFire – 3 Miles South  of Heber-Overgaard:  1,000 acres. 10% contained. 8 personnel. Grass, brush. Point protection.  Min fire behavior with creeping, smoldering and backing.

#BlackPeakFire – 3 Miles NW of Ruby:  4600 acres.  Grass, brush and point protection.  80 personnel.

#CocoFire – Forest Road 302 and 2719:  731 acres.  (3) Type 6 engines, (1) Type 3 engines and (1) 10- crews.

#ElkFire – 5 miles NW of Pinetop.  1300 acres.  28 personnel.  Moderate fire behavior, flanking and backing.

#FullerFire – North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, near Point Imperial: 14,385 acres.  Lightning caused. Increased fire activity inside the fire perimeter. 280 personnel. 36% contained. Timber, grass and rugged terrain.

#IkeFire :  1 acre.  Fire spreading naturally.  6 personnel.

#PointFire – 3 miles E of Sedona:  191 acres. 70%  contained.  Lightning caused.  27 personnel.  Started 7/20/2016 @ 1200 hours.

#Sunflower :  Burning naturally.  35 acres. Kaibib National Forest.

07/26/2016

Sunflower Fire – Structure Protection (Courtesy: Inciweb)

CALIFORNIA

#SandFire – 1 Mile South of Santa Clarita:  38,346 acres. 65% contained. 1826 personnel.  179 engines.  39 cerws, 19 water tankers and 12 bulldozers. Unified Command:  LACoFD, LACoSO and USFS.

#SobreanasFier – Los Padres National Forest:  4,245 personnel. 15% contained.  29,877 acres.  Unified Command:  CAL Fire, USFS and Los Padres NF.  CAL Fire IMT 4.

#SpunkyFire – Near Santa Clarita / Leona:  25 acres. 100% contained.  Boquet Canyon and Spunky Canyon.

Point Fire, July 26, 2016: A Star-350B3 Type 3 Helicopter, Prescott Helitack (Marc Howard, Firefighter/Sedona Fire District)

Point Fire (Credit: Marc Howard/FF/Sedona Fire District)

COLORADO  

#BeaverCreekFire  :  27,893 acres. 12% contained.  Timber and brush.  Active fire behavior, crowning and isolated torching.

#RoaringPineFire – Near 2014 Goat Fire location:  Lightning caused. Near Frank Church.  75-100 acres. 6% contained.

Firing pattern across the landscape

Coco Fire. (Credit: USDA Forest Service/Brandon Oberhardt)

IDAHO

#CometFire – same location as the 2015 #BobcatFire drainage:  356 acres.  78 personnel.  Burning slowly chunks up steep and inaccessible terrains.

#PioneerFire –  5 Miles North of Idaho City: 12,869 acres.  983 personnel.  10 hotshots, 17 Type 2 crews.  36 engines. 10 masticators.  Fire grew Eastward on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, and crossed over ID State Highway 21 North of China Creek.

Photos of the Sand Fire on Day Four, July 25, 2016

Sand Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

MONTANA

#BlueLakeFire – 10 Miles SW of Ennis:  629 acres.  45% contained.  188 personnel.

Hatchery Fire, July 24, 2016

Hatchery Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

NEW MEXICO

#McGaffeyFire  – Near Miranda Canyon:  50 acres.  80 personnel.  0% contained.

Around Fire Camp

Little Den Fire around Fire Camp. (Courtesy: Inciweb)   

SOUTH DAKOTA

#FreemanFire – N of Smithwick Rd / Ogala:  18,1815 acres. 16 personnel.  70% contained.

Burnout operations on northwest area of Blue Lake Fire

Blue Lake Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

UTAH

#ChoiceCherryFire – 10 Miles NW of Callao:  5,634 acres. 45% contained.  315 personnel.  Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, flanking and creeping.

RJ-85 at Boise Air Tanker Base with smoke column from the Mile Marker 14 Fire behind it.

Milemarker 14 Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

WYOMING  

#CliffCreekFire –  15 Miles East of Hoback:  21,483 acres.  15% contained.  721 personnel.  Active fire behavior with short crown runs, short-range spotting.

#HatcheryFire – 7 Miles NE  of Ten Sleep:  2,802 acres. 85% contained.  Min fire activity.  Human caused.

#LavaMountainFire – 20 Miles NW of Dubois:  12,169 acres. 5% contained.  1,085 personnel. 20 crews. 52, engines, 2 bulldozers, 7 water tankers, 7 helicopters, 10 skidigines, 2 injuries.  $7,025,000 CTD.

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U.S. Active Wildfires by #Hashtag | Wednesday, July 27, 2016

2016 Wildfires in the United States

Thank You for joining us on our Blog here and on following us on Social Media! Here is the latest compiled list of wildfires happening in the United States:

ALASKA

#McHughFire – 2 Miles SE  of Anchorage: 778 acres. 35% contained. 267 personnel. 8 crews. 1 engine. 2 helos. $2.8M CTD. No new info.

Crew members hiking in the rain into Rainbow Subdivison to begin pulling structure protection

McHugh Fire: Crews heading to remove structure protection (Source: Inciweb)

ARIZONA

#BaldwinFire – 3 Miles South  of Heber-Overgaard: 400 acres. 10% contained. 24 personnel. Min fire behavior with creeping.

#BlackPeakFire – 3 Miles NW of Ruby:  2,500 acres. 10% contained. Moderate fire behavior w ith uphill running and creeping.  32 personnel. 1 crew. 2 engines. 1 helo. $45K CTD.

#CocoFire – Forest Road 302 and 2719:  500 acres. 0% contained. 35 personnel. Rain poured over the area.

#FullerFire – North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, near Point Imperial: 14,385 acres. 385 contained.  270 personnel. Fire crews working several Forest Service roads. Rain has poured over the fire ground. Winds expected to pick up.

Fuller Fire (Source: Inciweb)

CALIFORNIA

#SandFire – 1 Mile South of Santa Clarita:  38,346 acres. 40% contained. 2,397 personnel.  68 crews. 285 engines. 12 helos. 18 structures lost. $13.5M CTD.  Active fire behavior with wind-driven with torching.  Homes, energy infrastructure under threaten.

#SobranesFire – Near Big Sur (Monterey County): 23,688 acres.  10% contained.  Active with torching, short-range spotting, 2,000 homes/energy infrastructure threatened. 3,516 personnel. 78 crews. 329 engines. 14 helos. 6 air tankers.  60 bulldozers.  20 water tenders.  34 homes lost. 10 outbuildings lost. 2 structures + 2 outbuildings damaged.  1 fatality.  Evacuation info here – > http://calfireinformation.weebly.com/soberanes-fire-updates.html .  $12.5M CTD.   

Photos of the Sand Fire on Day Four, July 25, 2016

Sand Fire on Day 4; The Aftermath. (Source: Inciweb)

COLORADO  

#BenchFire – 27 Miles North  of Rangely:  576 acres. 50% contained. Min fire behavior. 40 personnel.  1 crew. 4 engines. 1 helicopter. 0 structures lost. $115,000 CTD>

IDAHO

#CometFire – same location as the 2015 #BobcatFire drainage. 320 acres. 0% contained. 17 personnel including 4 smokejumpers, 4 helli-rappelers.  Started 7/26/2016 by lightning.  NEW!

#PioneerFire –  5 Miles North of Idaho City:  4982 acres. 33% contained.  active Fire with running and group torching.  903 personnel. 27 crews. 22 engines. 10% contained. 0 structures lost. $5.7M CTD.

Comet Fire on Hillside with retardant

Comet Fire (Source: Inciweb)

MONTANA

#BlueLakeFire – 10 Miles SW of Ennis:  629 acres. 30% contained. Min fire behavior with torching, smoldering, creeping and habitat/homes threatened. 233 personnel.  6 crews. 12 engines. 4 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $1.8M CTD.

NEW MEXICO

#Westhall2Fire – 5 Miles SE of Arabela:  3,339 acres. 95% contained. Min fire behavior. 74 personnel. 3 crews. 1 engine. $150K CTD.

OREGON

#RattlesnakeFire – 10 Miles NE of Warm Springs:  9,298 acres. 80% contained. Moderate fire behavior with torching, backing, creeping. Homes under threat. 169 personnel. 6 crews. 18 engines. 2 helicopters. $200K CTD.

UTAH

#ChoiceCherryFire – 10 Miles NW of Callao:  1,868 acres. 75% contained. Min fire behavior.  Habitat threatened. 16 personnel. 0 crews. 1 engine. 0 helos. 0 structures lost. $595K CTD.

#LowerEbbsFire – 4 Miles South of Scipio:  5,068 acres. 35% contained.  Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, flanking and creeping. 300 personnel. 8 crews. 10 engines. 4 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $950K CTD. 

WYOMING

#CedarDraw2Fire –  20 Miles North of Gillette:  3,744 acres. 50% contained. 232 personnel. 8 crews. 17 engines. 4 helos.  0 structures lost. $850K CTD.

#CliffCreekFire –  15 Miles East of Hoback:  16,836 acres. 9% contained. Active fire behavior with running, group torching and residences threatened. 696 personnel. 18 crews. 22 engines. 8 helos. 1 structure lost. $6M CTD.

#HatcheryFire – 7 Miles NE  of Ten Sleep:  2,802 acres. 60% contained.  Min fire behavior. Homes still threatened.  197 personnel. 4 crews. 7 engines. 2 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $1.5M CTD.

#LavaMountainFire – 20 Miles NW of Dubois:  11,100 acres. 0% contained. Active fire with short crowns, group torching, short-range spotting and residences threatened. 749 personnel. 16 crews. 55 engines. 6 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $6.2M CTD.

Tanker drop in the timber.

Lava Mountain Fire. (Source: Inciweb)

Thank you again to all of our readers this evening from the U.S.A , Canada, Indonesia, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, India, the UK and Ireland.  Be Safe, Friends!

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U.S. Active Wildfires by #Hashtag | Monday, July 26, 2016

2016 Wildfires in the United States

Thank You for joining us on our Blog here and on following us on Social Media!

Here are the current and contained (some) wildfires for Monday, July 26th gleaned from various sources and merged into one easy-reading post!  If we have missed any and you have a Tip, please let us know by reaching out to us on Facebook or Twitter.

Firefighter burning out the dry grasses reducing fuels

A Firefighter works to reduce fire fuels. (Credit: USDA Forest Service/Brandon Oberhardt)

ALASKA

#BreakCreekFire –  51 Miles SE of McGrath:  1,033 acres. 0 Personnel/resources due to fire out.  $31,000 CTD.

#McHughFire – 2 Miles SE  of Anchorage:  778 acres. 35% contained. 267 Personnel. 8 crew. 1 engine. 2 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $2,900,000 CTD.

Tahoe Hotshots on the McHugh Fire

Tahoe Hotshots on the McHugh Fire. (Source: Inciweb)

ARIZONA

#BaldwinFire – 3 Miles South  of Heber-Overgaard:  276 acres. 10% contained. 24 Personnel.

#BlackPeakFire – 3 Miles NW of Ruby:  2500 acres. 0%.  32 Personnel. 1 crew. 2 engines. 1 helicopter. 0 structures lost. $10,000 CTD.

#CocoFire – Forest Road 302 and 2719:  300 acres. . 0% contained. 35 Personnel.

#ElkFire – 5 Miles NW of Pinetop:  375 acres. 0% contained. 28 Personnel. 0 crews. 4 engines. 0 helos. 0 structures lost. $8,000 CTD.

#FullerFire – North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, near Point Imperial:  14,385 acres. 38% contained.  270 Personnel.

#JuniperFire – 10 Miles South of Young:  30,631 acres. 100% contained. 11 Personnel.

#PeaksFire – 10 Miles North of the Tonto Basin Visitor Center in the Four Peaks Wilderness Area, Tonto National Forest:  427 acres. 96% contained.  55 Personnel.

#PointFire – Munds Mountain Wilderness Mesa / 2.5 Miles East of Sedona:  191 acres. 70% contained. 27 Personnel.

#RimFire – 32 Miles NE  of San Carlos:  134 acres. 0% contained. 10 Personnel. 0 crews. 1 engine. 0 helos. 0 structures lost. $5,000 CTD.

#SunflowerFires – Near Sunflower Flat West of White Horse Lake close to the junction of Forest Roads 747 and 14:  2 fires. 25 total acres. (Sunflower-24 ac and Ike-1 ac). 0% contained. 30 Personnel.

Chinook CH-47D Type 1 helicopter used for bucket work on the Point Fire and Triple 7 Fire, July 25, 2016

Chinook CH-47D Type 1 Helicopter on the Point Fire. (Credit: Christina Montiel, Red Rock RD, USFS Coconino NF)

CALIFORNIA

#CollierFire – Off Collier Drive / Humboldt Drive / Rancho Tehama:  11 acres. 100% contained. 0 Personnel/Resources due to the fire out.

#FranklinFire – Cummings Skyway & Franklin Canyon, 6 Miles SE of Rodeo: 40 acres. 75% contained.

#GolfFire – South of Chico (Butte County):  22 acres. 100% contained. 0 Personnel/Resources due to fire out.

#RoblarFire – Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base:   1,245 acres. 96% contained. 35 Personnel.  1 crew. 3 engines. 0 helos. 0 structures lost. $1,900,000 CTD.

#SandFire – 1 Mile South of Santa Clarita: 37,701 acres. 10% contained. 2,988 personnel.   64 crews. 296 engines. 26 helos. 18 structures destroyed.  $8,800,000 CTD.

#SobranesFire – Near Big Sur (Monterey County): 23,500 acres. 10% contained. 2,982 personnel.  64 crews.  296 engines. 14 helos. 6 Air tankers.  60 dozers.  19 water tenders.  State of Emergency declared by the Governor. 20 residences and 2 outbuildings destroyed. 1650 homes under threat.

#SpringFire –  17 Miles South of Mammoth Lakes:  179 acres. 95% contained. 62 Personnel. 2 crews. 1 engine. 0 helos.  0 structures lost. $562,000 CTD.

Fire heads to the Via Princessa Area

The Sand Fire’s flames head towards the Via Princessa Area (Source: Inciweb)

COLORADO

#BeaverCreekFire – 24 Miles NW of  Walden:  26,067 acres.  12% contained. 268 Personnel.  4 crews. 24 engines. 3 helicopters. 5 structures lost. $13,200,000 CTD.

#BenchFire – 27 Miles North  of Rangely:  750 acres. 20% contained. 40 Personnel.  1 crew.  4 engines. 1 helicopter. 0 structures lost. $20,000 CTD.

Holding the line on the Beaver Creek Fire (Credit: Mike McMillan)

IDAHO

#MileMarker14 / #MM14 – 5 Miles East of Boise:  4,306 acres. 100% contained. 109 Personnel.

#PioneerFire –  5 Miles North of Idaho City:  4,602 acres.  32% contained. 853 Personnel. 27 crews. 21 engines. 10 helos.  0 structures lost.  $4,500,000 CTD.

Mile Marke 14 Fire

Fire exploding on the Mile Marker 14 Fire. (Credit: Patrick L. Schneider)

MONTANA

#BlueLakeFire – 10 Miles SW of Ennis:  8,000 acres. 20% contained. 181 Personnel. 6 crews. 18 engines. 6 helicopters.  0 structures lost. $50,000 CTD.

#PoleAndFineFires – 15 Miles SW of Ennis, MT in the Gravelly Mountains:  88 acres. 5% contained. 2 Personnel.

7/24/16 aerial view of burnout operations on west flank of Blue Lake Fire

Burnout Operations on the Blue Lake Fire (Source: Inciweb)

NEW MEXICO

#BlackRangeComplexFires – 65 Miles West of Truth or Consequences:  4,297 acres. 10% contained. 61 Personnel.

#CorazonPeakFire – Unknown Area:  1,300 acres. 100% contained.  11 Personnel. 0 cerws. 3 engines. 0 helos.  0 structures lost. $5,000 CTD.

#MarshFire -10 Miles East of Watrous:  2,600 acres. 93% contained. 18 Personnel. 0 cerws. 5 engines. 0 structures lost. $100,000 CTD.

#McClureFire – 3 Miles NE of McClure Reservoir and 2 miles east of Hyde Memorial State Park within the Pecos Wilderness portion of the Watershed:  7.6 acres. 50% contained.

#Westhall2Fire – 5 Miles SE of Arabela:  3,339 acres. 59% contained. 97 Personnel. 4 crews. 2 engines. 0 helos. 0 structure lost.  $84,000 CTD.

#WhitmireFire  – 30 Miles South  of Animas:  500 acres.  21% contained. 4 Personnel. 0 crews. 1 engine. 0 helos. 0 structures lost. $2,000 CTD.

Cooney Fire Fire crews using hand igintions 7/16/2016

Cooney Fire on the Black Range Complex Fire. (Credit: Noah Daniels)

OREGON

#RattlesnakeFire – 10 Miles NE of Warm Springs:  8,000 acres. 20% contained. 181 Personnel.  6 crews. 18 engines. 6 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $50,000 CTD.

#Scott CanyonFire – Prinville District/BLM:  33,587 acres. 100% contained. 0 resources/personnel due to fire out. $400,000 CTD.

Dark smoke in the Granite Creek drainage.

Cliff Creek Fire (Source: Inciweb)

SOUTH DAKOTA

#WarCreekFire – 15 Miles SW of Pierre:  619 acres.  95% contained. 23 Personnel.  0 crews. 7 engines. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $60,000 CTD.

No Drone Zone

No Drones in Fire Zones. Seriously.

UTAH

#ChoiceCherryFire – 10 Miles NW of Callao:  1,868 acres. 75% contained. 34 Personnel. 1 crew. 2 engines. 0 helos. 0 structures lost. $598,000 CTD.

#LowerEbbsFire – 4 Miles South of Scipio:  5,068 acres. 25% contained. 320 Personnel.  8 crews.  11 engines. 4 helicopters. 0 structures lost.  $600,000 CTD.

#WestAntelopeFire -Unknown Area:  15,088 acres. 100% contained.  57 Personnel. 2 crews. 2 engines. 0 helos.  0 structure lost. $600,00 CTD.

Image showing a smoke column from a wildfire with a highway in the foreground

Lower Ebbs Fire. (Credit: FS)

WYOMING

#ArdenFire – Near Shell Reservoir and Lake Adelaide:  553 acres.  45% contained.  137 Personnel.

#CedarDraw2Fire –  20 Miles North of Gillette:  3,744 acres.  35% contained. 228 Personnel. 9 crews. 14 engines. 5 helicopters.  0 structures lost. $600,000 CTD.

#CliffCreekFire –  15 Miles East of Hoback:  14,629 acres.  10% contained. 660 Personnel.  16 crews.  22 engines. 8 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $5,300,000 CTD.

#HatcheryFire – 7 Miles NE  of Ten Sleep:  2,775 acres. 60% contained. 278 Personnel. 6 crews. 14 engines. 3 helicopters.  0 structures lost. $1,100,000 CTD.

#LavaMountainFire – 20 Miles NW of Dubois:  6,860 acres. 0% contained. 643 Personnel. 14 crews.  41 engines. 6 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $5,200,000 CTD.

#ShoshoneLakeFire – 15 Miles W of Lander:  38 acres. 100% contained.

Hatchery Fire

Hatchery Fire (Source: Inciweb)

Thank you again to all of our readers this evening from the U.S.A , Canada, Indonesia, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, India, the UK and Ireland.  Be Safe, Friends!

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U.S. Active Wildfires – Thursday, July 7, 2016

According to the NW InterAgency Coordination Center report for today’s date, here are what Fire Managers/Representatives are reporting:

There were 154 news fires that were addressed through light initial attack attack.  Of those new fires, there was only 1 new large incident, but 14 still remain uncontained.  There is 1 Type 1 IMT and 5 Type 2 IMTs committed.

ALASKA

Iniakuk Lake, Tanana Zone, BLM.  Started on state land 40 mi NW of Bettles. Timber and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with torching, backing, and creeping. Structures threatened. (Last report) #IniakukLakeFire

4630 acres.  0% contained.  16 personnel.  $811,000 (CTD)

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CALIFORNIA

In the Californian region, the Southern Cal region reported 30 new fires with

Appaloosa , Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit, Cal Fire. 9 mi SW of Angels Camp, CA. Timber, chaparral, and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.  310 acres.  90% contained.  100 personnel.  4 crew. 7 engines.  $1.1 Million (CTD) #AppaloosaFire

Broken.  Coarsgold (Madera County) is now 100% contained at 103 acres.   BrokenFire

Deer, Kern County Fire Department.  7 mi W of Ricardo, CA. Timber, brush, and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.  1785 acres. 99% contained. 1118 personnel. 28 crews. 110 engines. 8 helicopters.  $5.2 Million (CTD) #DeerFire

Erskine, Central California District, BLM. One mile southeast of Lake Isabella, CA. Timber, brush, and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Area and trail closures in effect. 48019 acres.  98% contained.  73 personnel.  1 crew.  4 engines. 1 helicopter.  266 structures lost.  $23 Million (CTD).  #ErskineFire

Frame,  Coalinga (Fresno County) remains at 145 acres and 70% contained.  #FrameFire

Pine, Los Padres NF. IMT 2 (Mills). 30 mi NE of Santa Barbara, CA. Timber, chaparral, and brush. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, flanking, and backing. Structures threatened. Road, area, and trail closures in effect.  2058 acres.  30% contained.  693 personnel.  20 crews.  7 engines.  11 helicopters.  $8.1 Million. (CTD)  #PineFire

Trailhead, Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, Transfer of command from Cal Fire IMT 2 (Young) back to the local unit will occur tomorrow. Four miles north of Georgetown, CA. Timber, hardwood slash, and hardwood litter. Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing. Numerous residences threatened. Trail closures in effect.  5646 acres.  85% containment.  1369 personnel.  31 crews.  67 engines.  15 helicopters.  $23.2 Million.  #TrailheadFire

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COLORADO

Beaver Creek, Routt NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (Esperance) back to the local unit will occur today. 24 mi NW of Walden, CO. Timber and brush. Active fire behavior with torching and short-range spotting. Structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area, and trail closures in effect. 132,275 acres.  5% containment.  236 personnel.  2 crews.  12 engines.  2 helicopters.  4 structures lost.  $7.9 Million (CTD)  #BeaverCreekFire (Last report).

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HAWAII

Maalaea, Maui County. 2 mi NW of Maalaea, HI. Brush and tall grass. Moderate fire behavior with backing. 4700 acres.  80% containment.  10 personnel.  2 engines.  3 structures lost.  $96,000 (CTD) Last. report. #MaaleaFire

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IDAHO

Buck, Boise NF. IMT 2 (Chadwick). 27 mi SE of Cascade, ID. Timber and tall grass. Moderate fire behavior with single-tree torching, flanking, and backing. Structures threatened. Road, area, and trail closures in effect.  1235 acres.  25% contained.  327 personnel.  11 crews.  9 engines. 8 helicopters.  $1 Million (CTD).  #BuckFire

Timbered Dome, Butte County. Started on private land 10 miles west of Arco, Idaho. Timber, brush, and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. 2100 acres.  99 % contained.  96 personnel.  2 crews.  7 engines.  1 helicopter.  $350,000 (CTD) Last. report.

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MONTANA

Observation, Bitterroot NF. IMT 1 (Turman). 10 SW of Hamilton, MT. Timber. Minimal fire behavior with single-tree torching, creeping, and smoldering. Road, area, and trail closures in effect. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday.  1429 acres.  30% containment.  650 personnel.  19 crews.  14 engines.  8 helicopters.  $5.4 Million (CTD).  #ObservationFire

Ravalli Hill #2, Flathead Agency, BIA.  1 mi E of Ravalli, MT. Timber and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened. Last report unless significant activity occurs.  527 acres.  90% containment.  5 personnel.  1 engine.  $325,000 (CTD). #RavalliHill2Fire

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NEVADA

Hot Pot, Nevada DOF. IMT 2 (Bird). 35 mi N of Battle Mountain, NV. Brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.   122,390 acres.  80% containment.  468 personnel.  9 crews.  31 engines.  4 helicopters.  4 structures lost.  $2.4 Million (CTD) #HotPotFire

S Fire, Sparks Fire Department. Started on private land 25 mi SE of Sparks, NV. Brush and short grass. Active fire behavior with running and spotting. Structures threatened. 800 acres.  20% containment.  137 personnel.  4 crews.  13 engines.  1 helicopter.  $100,000 (CTD).  #SFire

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NEW MEXICO

San Pasqual, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, FWS. 11 mi S of San Antonio, NM. Chaparral and brush. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching and creeping.  720 acres.  50% containment.  75 personnel.  2 crews.  7 engines.  $40,000 (CTD).  #SanPasqualFire

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UTAH

Saddle, Dixie NF. 2 mi S of Pine Valley, UT. Timber and brush. Active fire behavior with group torching, short crown runs, and backing. Residences threatened. Road, area, and trail closures in effect. (Last report).  1765 acres.  42% containment.  251 personnel.  6 crews.  5 engines.  5 helicopters.  $10.7 Million (CTD).  #SaddleFire

 

 

 

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