Wildfire Sit Reps | Utah | July 15, 2020

This is the Official report of Wildfires that are currently burning or have been put out on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, for the State of Utah.

========== CURRENT WILDFIRES ==========

ALLEN FIRE

40 acres. 0% contained. Near the Utah-Colorado State line in Daggett County. Lightning caused. Formerly known as the Allen Draw Fire. 120 personnel. Direct attack over the fire due to good fire weather conditions. Lines built onthe eastern and western flanks.

Photo Credit | Utah Fire Info

A helicopter drops water on a forested mountainside as smoke rises from a wildfire.

POLE CANYON FIRE

Start 7/15/2020.  1352 MDT. 34 miles SSW of Salt Lake City in Eagle Mountain City.  Updated – 448 acres. 0% contained.

Photo Credit  | Utah County Sheriff Office

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A Type 3 IMT will assume command on Thursday, July 16, 2020, 100 personnel from State and local agencies, including Unified Fire and the Utah County Sheriff Office are assigned.

Human caused fire.

MOUNTAIN HOME FIRE

Start 7/14/2020 started just before 1154 MDT.  East of the Coldwater trailhead in Weber County. In the Foothills of North Ogden. Highly visible from town.

Photo Credit | Utah Fire Info

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80% contained.

2 hand crews, 1 squad and 1 helicopter and 1 engine remain on-scene.

Incident Cooperators:  Weber Fire District, BLM – Utah, UT State Forestry Fire and State Lands, North View FD and the USFS – Uinta-Wasatch-Cache NF.

TURKEY FARM ROAD FIRE

Southwest area. Utah DOF.  IMT2 – GB Team 5. 4 miles north of Saint George and 3 miles NW of Washington City. 103 miles of North Las Vegas. stimated 11,993 acres. 25% contained.  1 structure lost.

Drones spotted on fire in the area. Unknown details.  Remember –> #NoDronesInFireZones  If you fly, they have to ground all of their aircraft until the air space is cleared and causing a delay in getting assets back up in the air to fight the fire. Don’t. Do. it.

$1Million CTD.

Photo Credit | Utah Fire Info

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Total 142 personnel. 4 engines and 3 helicopters.  E1601, E631 H07LH SPA, Squad State Fuel dispatched 7/13/2020 2110 MDT.

Cooperators:  GBCC IMT Team 2, NWS Salt Lake City, BLM Fire, NIFC, RAWS data/

Evacuations –> Greens Springs.Active fire with significant runs throughout the day, which is a wind-drive fire with difficult terrain. Command transitioned over to a Type 3 IMT.

Fire officials are looking for assistance from the Public for 3 male teens seen driving away from the point-of-origin in a white sedan on Cottonwood Road around 2100 hours on July 13, 2020. Contact Investigators at 435-704-4456 with any tips.

Cause: Human caused by  Fireworks.

========== PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS ==========

FIRE PREVENTION TIPS

Drown. Stir. Feel. Repeat until it’s cold. Messaging courtesy of Standard Firewood Company.

Photo Credit | BLM – Utah

KNOW THE FIRE RESTRICTIONS!
Make sure you are at a site that allows campfires and that there are no burn bans. Obtain a campfire permit if required. Check with your local BLM office for current fire restrictions, which can change based on weather conditions.
🔥Utah Fire Restrictions and Information (all agencies and lands) >> https://utahfireinfo.gov/fire-restrictions/
🔥BLM Utah Fire Restrictions >> https://utahfireinfo.gov/fire-restrictions/

FIRE STATS

There have already been over 640 wildfires in the State of Utah this year (as of 7/8/2020). Some of these fires have threatened homes and caused evacuations. These are some tips to help your family be prepared in case of a wildfire threatens your home. Get more information.  utahfireinfo.gov – Utah Fire Info

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/15/2020 2325 MDT – 7/15/2020 2225 PT

Wildfire Sit Reps | Utah | July 14, 2020

This is the Official report of Wildfires that are currently burning or have been put out on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, for the State of Utah.

========== CURRENT WILDFIRES ==========

ABBOTT FIRE.   Duchesne County. Near Indian County.

Photo(s) Credit | Mke Lefler/Dechesne Co Fire & Emergency Management

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52 acres. 60% containment. Federal, State and local crews have been assisgned with air support.  Burning on a ridge top about 1.5 miles west of US-191 and 2.5 miles south of Buck Knoll.

ALLEN FIRE.  Located NE of Vernal.  Start 7/14/2020. Formerly called the ALLEN DRAW FIRE.  Estimated 75-100 acres. Heavy timber. Several structures threatened. Cause unknown. No containment yet.

MOUNTAIN HOME FIRE.  Start 7/14/2020 started just before 1154 MDT.  East of the Coldwater trailhead in Weber County. In the Foothills of North Ogden. Highly visible from town.

Photo Credit | USFS

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Incident Cooperators:  Weber Fire District, BLM – Utah, UT State Forestry Fire and State Lands, North View FD and the USFS – Uinta-Wasatch-Cache NF.

Photo Credit | USFS

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40 personnel along wtih 3 helicopters.

78  acres. 50% contained. Southwestern side of the fire has been fully contained.  No structures threatened.   Cause unknown.

TURKEY FARM ROAD FIRE.  3 miles NW of Washington City and Saint George. Can be seen from the intersection of I-15 and Red Hills Parkway. Estimated 11,700 acres. 0% contained. E1601, E631 H07LH SPA, Squad State Fuel dispatched 7/13/2020 2110 MDT.

Evacuations –> Greens Springs.Active fire with significant runs throughout the day, which is a wind-drive fire with difficult terrain. Command transitioned over to a Type 3 IMT.

Photo(s) Credit | UT Fire Info

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Fire officials are looking for assistance from the Public for 3 male teens seen driving away from the point-of-origin in a white sedan on Cottonwood Road around 2100 hours on July 13, 2020. Contact Investigators at 435-704-4456 with any tips.

Cause: Human caused by  Fireworks.

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Cooperators:  GBCC IMT Team 2, NWS Salt Lake City, BLM Fire, NIFC, RAWS data/

========== PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS ==========

Photo Credit | BLM – Utah

KNOW THE FIRE RESTRICTIONS!
Make sure you are at a site that allows campfires and that there are no burn bans. Obtain a campfire permit if required. Check with your local BLM office for current fire restrictions, which can change based on weather conditions.
🔥Utah Fire Restrictions and Information (all agencies and lands) >> https://utahfireinfo.gov/fire-restrictions/
🔥BLM Utah Fire Restrictions >> https://utahfireinfo.gov/fire-restrictions/

========== SOCIAL MEDIA ==========

HAGTAGS.  #UTwildfires  #FireSeason2020

FOLLOW US!  Twitter @nwfireblog –  Facebook @nwfireblog – Instagram – nw fire blog

 

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/14/2020 2330 PT / 7/15/2020 0030 MDT

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

 

 

 

UT WILDFIRE | 9TH STREET FIRE | 2

UPDATE 2 – Sunday, May 31,st

A wildfire named the 9TH STREET FIRE  is burning above Ogden in Weber County.

Firefighters were able to establish an anchor point** and constructing a line around the fire to attempt to contain it. Strong winds were predicted to last from 0400 to 1200 hours. This will be a challenge for firefighters. (0059 hours MDT)

Photo Credit | UT Fire Info

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Earlier this morning (0547 hours MDT), after better light and mapping, the fire was determined to be at 15 acres with a 0% containment status. Firefighters successfully saved all threatened structures.

Mop-up operations are in effect for the fire perimeter and efforts will continue aruond homes. There are still 10 engines and 1 rew assigned to the incident (0552 MDT)

No Evacuations are in progress at this time (0547).

There are reports of Rocky Mountain Power UT power lines down and their utility crews are out investigating.

Cause of the actual fire is under investigation.

Resources include:

**An advantageous location, usually a barrier to fire spread, from which to start constructing a fireline. The anchor point is used to minimize the chance of being flanked (or outflanked) by the fire while the line is being constructed. (Source: Wikipedia)

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1115 PT

UT WILDFIRE | 9TH STREET FIRE | 1

UPDATE 1 – Saturday, May 30th

A second wildfire is burning in Utah.  This is named the 9TH STREET FIRE which is burning above Ogden in Weber County.

Photo Credit | UT Fire Info

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Resources include: 3A261 E461 Everett B WeberBasin which were dispatched at 2225 hours MDT.

The fire is about20 acres with an unknown containment status.

There are approximately 72 structures threatened.  No evacuations are in progress at the moment.

The Rocky Mountain power substation has sustained some damage. Details limited.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated at 2325 PT

UT WILDFIRE | TABBY CANYON FIRE | 1

UPDATE 1 – Saturday, May 30th

A wildfire named the TABBY CANYON FIRE is burning on Stansbury Island and moving east and is deemed to be wind-driven.

The fire is burning in Tooele County, Utah that started on Saturday, May 30th.

Photo Credit:  Utah Fire Info

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Firefighters were dispatched via the Northern Utah Interagency Fire Center at 1535 hours MDT (1435 PT).  Fire was estimated to be at 75 acres with additional resources on order.  There were no structures threatened at the moment.

Resources include:  Alta E411 E630 E633 H-5PT Logan IHC Lone Peak Twin Peaks WT as of 2205 hours MDT this evening.

As of 0013 MDT, Sunday, May31st, the fire activity has exploded into 1,500 acres with an unknown containment status.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1115 PT

Wildfire on Unita-Wasatch-Cache National Forest | Utah | 1

DAVIS COUNTY, UTAH

UPDATE 1 – 4/26/2020 – SUNDAY

A fire is burning on the Unita-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Davis County, north of Farmington Canyon and south of Farmington City, Utah.

Six Farmington City and Kaysville Firefighters will hike up the steep and difficult terrain to the fire ground

Fire Fact | Utah firefighters respond to an average of 85 escaped private burns every year. – Utah Fire Information 

About three acres of grass and brush have been destroyed.,

Photo Credit | Davis County Sheriff Office

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There is a 0% containment status at the time of this post.

Cause is a suspected downed power line, says a Davis County Sheriffs Office spokesman.

No homes are under direct threat.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 4/26/2020 1730 PT

The Wildfire Log | Wedding Fire | UT | 1

STATE OF UTAH

JUNE 9 2019 – SUNDAY – 1200 PDT

A wildfire broke out near Spanish Valley in Utah on Sunday, June 9th has been named as the Wedding Fire.  It is about 63 miles southwest of Grand Junction, Colorado.

The cause is unknown at the time of this posting.

We are working to check our official fire sources on gaining more details but there is limited information as this is brand new fire start.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog

NEW | Utah Wildfire | Dollar Ridge Fire

UPDATE 1 | 0830 hours PDT

CURRENT STATUS

As of this morning, the fire has destroyed 47,683 acres. Fire crews have been able to reach a 5% containment status.

The fire is burning eight miles west of Duchesne, Utah was mostly active along the southwest flank to the west toward the Strawberry Reservoir. Super Scoopers are on this fire and are being used heavily by scooping out of the Reservoir.  They can carry up to a payload of 1,550 gallons per load.

Structure protection prepping activities are in effect for the Red Creek Road with expectation with the fire reaching the area in the very near future.

CAUSE

The fire was reported around 1300 hours on July 1, 2018.   No exact cause has been released by Fire Officials. Fire cause was deemed to be human related.  An investigation of the ignition continues by Law Enforcement Officials.

RESOURCES

There are 719 total fire personnel along with resources include 11 helicopters, 42 engines and 17 crews from the State of Utah and the U.S. Forest Service.

EVACUATIONS

Evacuees in Zone 3 from Sams Wash Rd, MP 70 eastern to the western edge of Starvation Reservoir from MP 80 to 1 mile south of Strawberry River Rd have received the green light to return to their homes at 1000 hours MDT.

Photo Credit | UT Fire Info

MAPPING

New fire detection map includes infrared overflight near Fruitdale and the Strawberry Reservoir. Lots of heat on the northwest, spots shown to the east.

Photo Credit | @MappingSuport

PUBLIC RESOURCES

Insurance Info

Read about insurance tips and what to do during a Wildfire Season, brought to you by the Utah Insurance Department via the State of Utah.  https://insurance.utah.gov/featured-news/insurance-tips-for-wildfire-season

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog 

Public Safety News | Overnight Trending Stories

November 7, 2017 | News from around the Nation of what is Trending and information gleaned from various sources.

SLC, UTAH.  A West Valley Police Officer was reportedly shot in the foot at an apartment complex Tuesday evening around 1900 hours.  It was stated by Police his injuries are not life-threatening. Info is still fluid and news media was reporting that it may have been a possible shooting between two suspects.  A large presence was at a nearby hospital in Murray where it was said both suspects arrived in a silver pickup at the front of the hospital bringing a large presence of police. [Code3 Alerts, Salt Lake City News]

WARM BEACH & CANNON BEACH, OR.  Multiple shark sightings were confirmed in both areas and signs  posted to area beaches, along with a message posted by both communities to warn swimmers, surfers and boaters. [Social Media]

EVER-CHANGING STATISTICS.  The Columbine HS mass shooting event stats was considered to be no longer the in the Top 10 Deadliest shootings in modern US History. [CNN]

MARYSVILLE, WA.  District Firefighters responded to a garage fire that was reported around 1845 hours.  Upon arrival, they found the structure to be fully engulfed. Mutual aid responded from nearby Cities, Everett, Getchell and Silvana. The Snohomish County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause.

MAPLE VALLEY, WA.  A fire broke out around 2030 hours in the 19400 block of the Renton Maple Valley Road SE in Maple Valley.  Engines, Tenders, Ladder trucks, Medic unit and the area regional REHAB unit responded to the house fire. No word on the cause.  3 people were dispatched.  Red Cross was called in to assist. [Scanner Feed]

HOLLYWOOD, CA.  A large fire broke out in a vacant combination one & two-story residential 4-plex with excessive interior storage said to be near Sunset Gower studios in Hollywood that was reported to be vacant.  It was located in the 1300 block of N Gordon Street.  An additional Task Force was requested around 2229 hours PDT by ‘Gordon IC’. Knockdown was completed around 2245 hours. A good stop by firefighters to two [residential] exposure buildings.  Fire cause and value of damage is unknown at this time but will be later released by the LAFD.  [CA Fire Scanner, KTLA, LAFD]

FRESNO, CA.  2 large fires broke out at an apartment complex in the area of 900 of E Divisadero and a house fire at the 200 block of S Madera Avenue in Kerman.  No word on the extent of the damage or status.  The fires were still burning at the time of this post (around 2230 hours PDT, Tuesday) [Fresno Fire PIO]

OSWEGO, OR. Oswego Firefighters Local 4773 (Oswego Fire District Protection District) is coordinating a relief effort with all donations going directly to the 24 families effected by a large fire that took place 1500 Light Road on November 6, 2017.  Firefighters are accepting gift cards, certificates and monetary donations.  Families can use these to purchase items that are necessities such as clothing, food and toiletries.  Some families lost more than others and will need additional assistance.  [Oswego FF Local 4773 Facebook Page]

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES KEY NOTE SPEAKERS.  The National Wildfire Suppression Association or NWSA for short has announced two great Keynote Speakers for their Conference that will take place on February 26 and 27, 2018.  Bruce Vincent’s There is Hope with Vision and the USFS Fire & Aviation Director Shawn LaGarza will be highlighted.  They will also have some great panels.  To learn more, go to their website – http://www.nwsa.us/2018-nwsa-conference.  [NWSA Facebook page]

OPERATION WARM.  Clark County Fire District 6 located in Vancouver, WA (IAFF 1805) is working to raise money to help “warm” kids by purchasing a little more than $5,000 worth of new coast for kids who need them in at least three Vancouver schools.  Want to help them achieve their goal?  You can find them on their Facebook page here  https://www.facebook.com/IAFFLocal1805/ [Clark Co Fire Dist 6 Facebook Page]

NEW WILDLAND FIRE VIDEO RELEASED. It’s showcasing some great #FireImages of men and women during the 2017 Fire Season in Western Washington State.  Photos are of those fire resources called into deployment.  Music Credit is Guadal Canal Diary – Where Angels Fear to Tread. [Washington State Fire, Stevens County Fire District 1 Facebook Pages]

MORE VIOLENCE IN SEATTLE.  Seattle Police responded to a call of a “man on fire” around 1900 hours in the area of the 4500 block of Leary Way NW.  A passerby extinguished the flames while waiting for Fire and Police to show up.  The man was transported to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) in Seattle where he is listed in critical condition. Police are asking for any tips or information to call the Homicide/Assault Tipline at 206-233-5000. [Seattle.gov]

AIRLINER ENGINE FIRE. News media began reporting around 2150 hours, a Hawaiian Airlines ferry flight from Paine Field (Everett) had an engine fire and landed safely at Sea-Tac airport (Seattle). The fire was out upon arrival. There were no passengers onboard, only crew members.  There were no injuries reported.  The FAA is investigating. [KOMO News, KIR0 7 News, Sea-Tac Airport]

FIRE MERGERS APPROVED.  In Kittitas County elections results, voters approved the Fire merger (Fire 8 Merger Resolution) of Kittitas County Fire Protection District 8 into Snoqualmie Pass Fire & Rescue, a Fire Protection District.

MOUNTAIN RESCUE TRAINING HELD.  NAS Whidbey SAR held some training today on the snowy slopes in the beautiful Pacific NW and practicing for mountain rescues.  With their many hours of training, they hone their rescue skills becoming the best-of-the-best.  They are used as resources for many SAR missions.  [NAS Whidbey SAR]

BULLETPROOFING STUDENTS.  One Florida school is selling bulletproof panels that can be inserted into students’ backpacks.  [CNN]

HEROES ON A MISSION.  6 Las Cruces Police Officers are headed to Puerto Rico to assist with #HurricaneMaria relief. [KFOX14 News]

FIREFIGHTER CANCER SPOKESMAN.  Former LA Fire Chief, Sandy Davis who spoke candidly about firefighter cancer has passed away.  He created a compelling video that focused on his own battle with cancer.  [Firehouse.com]

 

 

 

 

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