MILL FIRE | Arizona | 3 | Final Update

CROWN KING, Arizona | A wildfire broke out on Monday, May 6th around 1115 hours MST, which is located near Silver Dollar Spring and Logan Mine Spring and about eight miles southwest of Crown King, Arizona.

Air tanker dropping retardant over the Mill Fire

Air tanker dropping fire retardant right over the Mill Fire in Arizona. | Courtesy: Inciweb

CAUSE

It ignited from an unknown cause that is still under undetermined and under investigation.

FUELS

Fire fuels include but are not limited to:  brush, scrub oak, juniper and grass. The environment is also very dry.  179 acres have been completely destroyed.

Photo taken about a mile south of Weaver Mountain Center, looking to the east

Photo taken about a mile south of Weaver Mountain Center, looking to the east | Courtesy: Inciweb

RESOURCES

The area is so remote, helicopters have been shuttling around firefighters from Staging to the fire ground and back out again.

Air tankers have been dropping retardant to try to slow the forward progression of fire.

There are approximately 162 personnel assigned to this incident on the day the fire started on Monday but have been reduced down to 70 on Tuesday.

There is a Type 3 IC (Castro) also in Command with the PIO Delores Garcia.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

With a heavy emphasis on fire suppression and containment efforts, fire crews successfully reached a 50% containment status on Tuesday afternoon.  Fire Managers reported no fire growth today which is great news.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Weather conditions include isolated thunderstorms and gusty winds.

INJURIES

None have been reported at the time of this post.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

There were no structures under threat or damaged.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using hashtags #AZwildfire2019 #nwfb_azfires #millfire

You can also find us on Twitter @nwfireblog and Instagram “The NW Fire Blog”.

For those who are following us here on our “Official” Blog, thank you!  If you are just reading our post for the first time or have returned to read this post and others – we thank you as well. 

If you don’t know us yet, we are based out of the northwest and cover mostly wildfires, structure fires, disasters and other happenings.  Additionally, we also cover stories outside of the northwest and beyond, such as this post.  We loooove anything that has to do with fires, no matter where type they are or located. 

Thanks again and may you be safe wherever your journey may take you.  We hope you enjoyed this post as much as we did. – Ed.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 5/7/2019 @ 2000 Hour MST

OUT-OF-AREA | AZ Wildfire | Mill Fire | 2

UPDATE | Humidity and cooler temperatures have significantly reduced fire activity tonight. Firefighters have been flown out of the immediate fire area and will be flown in tomorrow. Interior heat and gusty winds a concern for tomorrow.  2110 hours MST. (Source:  BLM AZ Wildfire)

CROWN KING, Arizona | A wildfire broke out on Monday, May 6th around 1115 hours MST, which is located near Silver Dollar Spring and Logan Mine Spring and about eight miles southwest of Crown King, Arizona.

Photo taken about a mile south of Weaver Mountain Center, looking to the east

Photo taken about a mile south of Weaver Mountain Center, looking to the east | Courtesy: Inciweb

RESOURCES

The area is so remote, helicopters are shuttling around firefighters from Staging to the fire ground.

Air tankers have been dropping retardant to try to slow the forward progression of fire.

There are approximately 162 personnel assigned to this incident, along with a request for a Type 3 IMT on order.

FIRE OPERATIONS

There is active fire behavior.  It has grown from 30-50 acres (last reported at 1500 hours MST) to 162 acres as of 1935 hours MST.  It is being reported as a very fast-moving wildfire.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

There is a zero containment status, but fire crews are working tirelessly in trying to stop the fire as it continues to destroy grass and brush in its path.

The area  is considered to be very difficult and remote with resources being flown in to and out of the area.  The danger looms while air resources are working from above and facing current gusty windy conditions out of the south.

As of 2000 hours MST, temps were at 59*F, with a RH of 36% and visibility at 10 miles.  Winds are reportedly coming from south at eight miles-per-hour.  (Source:  The National Weather Service @ 1935 hours MST).

CAUSE

The cause is unknown at this time and under investigation.

INJURIES

None have been reported at the time of this post.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using hashtags #AZwildfire2019 #nwfb_azfires #millfire

You can also find us on Twitter @nwfireblog and Instagram “The NW Fire Blog”.

For those who are following us here on our “Official” Blog, thank you!  If you are just reading our post for the first time or have returned to read this post and others – we thank you as well. 

If you don’t know us yet, we are based out of the northwest and cover mostly wildfires, structure fires, disasters and other happenings.  Additionally, we also cover stories outside of the northwest and beyond, such as this post.  We loooove anything that has to do with fires, no matter where type they are or located. 

Thanks again and may you be safe wherever your journey may take you.  We hope you enjoyed this post as much as we did. – Ed.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 5/6/2019 @ 2115 PDT

OUT-OF-AREA | AZ Wildfire | Mill Fire | 1

CROWN KING, Arizona | A wildfire broke out on Monday, May 6th around 1115 hours MST, which is located near Silver Dollar Spring and Logan Mine Spring and about eight miles southwest of Crown King, Arizona.

Photo taken about a mile south of Weaver Mountain Center, looking to the east

Photo taken about a mile south of Weaver Mountain Center, looking to the east | Courtesy: Inciweb

RESOURCES

The area is so remote, helicopters are shuttling around firefighters from Staging to the fire ground.

Air tankers have been dropping retardant to try to slow the forward progression of fire.

There are approximately 162 personnel assigned to this incident, along with a request for a Type 3 IMT on order.

FIRE OPERATIONS

There is active fire behavior.  It has grown from 30-50 acres (last reported at 1500 hours MST) to 162 acres as of 1935 hours MST.  It is being reported as a very fast-moving wildfire.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

There is a zero containment status, but fire crews are working tirelessly in trying to stop the fire as it continues to destroy grass and brush in its path.

The area  is considered to be very difficult and remote with resources being flown in to and out of the area.  The danger looms while air resources are working from above and facing current gusty windy conditions out of the south.

As of 2000 hours MST, temps were at 59*F, with a RH of 36% and visibility at 10 miles.  Winds are reportedly coming from south at eight miles-per-hour.  (Source:  The National Weather Service @ 1935 hours MST).

CAUSE

The cause is unknown at this time and under investigation.

INJURIES

None have been reported at the time of this post.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using hashtags #AZwildfire2019 #nwfb_azfires #millfire

You can also find us on Twitter @nwfireblog and Instagram “The NW Fire Blog”.

For those who are following us here on our “Official” Blog, thank you!  If you are just reading our post for the first time or have returned to read this post and others – we thank you as well. 

If you don’t know us yet, we are based out of the northwest and cover mostly wildfires, structure fires, disasters and other happenings.  Additionally, we also cover stories outside of the northwest and beyond, such as this post.  We loooove anything that has to do with fires, no matter where type they are or located. 

Thanks again and may you be safe wherever your journey may take you.  We hope you enjoyed this post as much as we did. – Ed.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 5/6/2019 @ 2115 PDT

Windstorm 1 is Hanging Out in the NW | Update 2

Updated 1:15 AM PDT

SUMMARY

Windstorm #1 has arrived with #2 on its heels.  So, what have you  done to prepare yourselves?You say, ‘It’s not that bad. I have been through other storms.’  Here’s why it is so important to start taking matters into your hands and #PrepareNOW (our very own hashtag)

WINDGUSTS IN THE LAST 24 HOURS – Reported by the National Weather Service.

WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT

Why is this such a big event for the Pacific Northwest this year?  Higher than normal winds are blowing through the Pacific jet stream from a remnant of Typhoon Songda, that had reached the highest winds clocking in at 150 m.p.h.

The storm started as a Tropical Storm on October 9th, began picking up speed becoming a Typhoon on October 10th with winds reported as 120 m.p.h.

On October 11th, the storm had been deemed as a Super Typhoon with the highest winds at 150 m.p.h.! The following day, winds have lessened to around 120 m.p.h. becoming a Tropical Storm once again, but not before high winds are being carried around Alaska down to the great Pacific Northwest.

Winds will be considerable less but they will still be around the 40’s and into the 60’s, so please be careful when you go out or if you can stay in

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

ALERTS – FLOOD

Spokane & Stevens Counties:  Flood Watch in effect from Saturday morning (Washington Weather on Twitter)

ALERTS – ADVERSE WEATHER –  NWS/NOAA

ALERTS – ROAD CLOSURES

Road Closures: Skagit County DEM

ALERTS – RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

National Forests:  Too dangerous for walks, hikes and driving in wooded areas – Willamette National Forest

ALERTS – TRANSPORTATION

Washington State Ferries:   “Visibility is low across all routes at start of PM commute. Captains have closed outer decks, advises folks to stay seated.” – WSDOT Ferries

ALERT – WEATHER

WATCH : High winds, Flooding and Power outages on the Coast / Coast Range – NWS Portland (OR)

 

REPORT ROADWAY ISSUES

Pierce County, Washington – Report 24/7 to 253-798-6000 or piercecountywa.org/rfa.

Hood Canal Bridge (WA):  SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge closure to vehicles is scheduled at approx. 12:45 am on 10/15/16, expect up to a 60-minute delay (posted 11:56 PM PDT)

HOW TO PREPARE

HOW WOULD YOU PREPARE?

We took a recent Poll on Twitter asking the question:  “What 2 thing would you do to PrepareNOW for an Emergency?”

The Choices were Camp Outdoors, Bring your Generator indoors, Have water for 48 hours and Gas Up your car.

We had hoped no one would pick bringing in their Generator indoors, but 5% of those polled chose this answer.  Check out the reason why this could be so deadly to you and your family. (Check out the image under “What To Do When the Power Goes Out”)

Thank you to those who participated in the Poll.

WHEN THE POWER GOES OUT

Here are some ideas of what to have on hand to be Prepared for any type of Emergency, excluding Flooding in your home or inhabitable due to an Earthquake or Tornado:

BEING PREPARED FOR 3 DAYS

“We recommend the following to Building an Emergency Preparedness Kit, Preparation Tips and Ways to Protect You/Your Family Before/During/After an Event.  (Info based upon Fire, Police, Emergency Management and EMS articles, posts and knowledge)” – NWFB

Water:   Include one gallon per person for each day. Note:  Water along with food (unless otherwise labeled) should be changed out every six months.

Food:  Include items such as beef jerky, protein and/or granola bars, canned and/or vacuum packed canned foods and other non-perishables. (Don’t forget your pets and their pet food)

Medications:  Don’t forget to keep this on hand and have enough for the time allotted.  The Disaster or Emergency could last longer than 3 days, i.e. Power outages, Earthquakes, Tornadoes, etc.

Battery-powered Radio:  An alternative could be a hand-crank powered radio.  If you use a Battery operated radio, make sure you have extra batteries.

Flashlights:  There are also alternatives out there, such as, Battery-powered or Solar-powered Latterns. Do not use candles.  These lead to fires when candles are left unattended.

Matches:  These could be used to light pilot lights on gas stoves (inside homes- make sure no smell of gas in the air), camping stoves, fires in fireplaces, etc.

First Aid Kit:  Don’t feel like spending time or energy on putting together a Kit? You can visit various stores such as camping supply stores, specialty stores or the American Red Cross.

We recommend the following for a Kit (TIP:  You can visit the American Red Cross @ http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy to find a full and a complete list or to purchase your own)

  • Sterile gauze pads of different sizes
  • Adhesive tape
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  •  Elastic bandage
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Soap
  • Splint
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Thermometer
  • Non-latex gloves
  • List of Emergency Phone Numbers (yours)

Great Resources:  3 Days, 3 Ways. Campaign  http://www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/DocumentCenter/View/58

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Via our friends at the Washington State Public Health Agency

RESOURCES

UTILITIES

Pacific Power Portland  (OR):  Reporting downed power lines, call 9-1-1 then 1-877-508-5088.  “Always treat them as if they are LIVE power lines. Stay away!”

Puget Sound Energy (PSE):  Is Your Power out? Check out the  Outage Map   http://pse.com/accountsandservices/ServiceAlert/Pages/Outage-Map.aspx  or you can download for free their app

Seattle City Light:  Report outages to 206-684-3000 or 206-684-7400.  Outage Map:  http://www.seattle.gov/light/sysstat/

Snohomish PUD:  Report power outages to them @ 425-783-1001.

OUTAGES

UTILITIES

Snohomish County PUD:  13,000 customers are without power due to winds are picking up.

Seattle City Light:  7 power outages affecting 165 households per outage map.

STORM IMAGES

STORM SURGES

La Push, Washington:  US IOOS gov / NOAA reporting on 10/13/2016 storm rolling in.  Credit:  usioos.gov

SOCIAL MEDIA

WHAT’S BEING SAID ON MEDIA

“I  could care less if I have fuel in the car!  Water + food + shelter.” – Twitter user

“Early data tonight unchanged on strong windstorm track for . Differ on strength: “bad” and “real bad.” Waiting on more later.” – News media

“Wind will start around Olympia about 4-6 PM and in Seattle area a couple of hours later. Wind will pick up suddenly and hard.” – NWS Seattle

“Sat. storm watch: “Whoever gets hit, is going to get hit pretty hard” – Twitter user

“Weather hasn’t been to bad here yet in the Bellevue Area.” – Twitter user

“A Dock was seen heading westbound  floating down the Sammamish River towards Lake Washington.” – Bothell PD

“Right now, strongest effects from will be Seattle area westward.” – Weather source

“Consider postponing your trip this weekend! They’ll still be there next week!” – Washington State Parks

“Due to storms, could be transit interruptions.” – King County Metro  (Seattle, Washington).  Check out their site here –>  https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WAKING/bulletins/16b2167

“Winds likely E before switching southerly in eve. Expect high wind when southerlies arrive. Can’t specify on SE protection.” – NWS Seattle (@ 1AM PDT)

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HASHTAGS BEING USED ON SOCIAL MEDIA

 #wawx  #wawind #orwx  #idwx  #TyphoonSongda

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NEW! Mt. Tolman Fire | Near Elmer City Washington | Update 1

Fire incident Summary

A level 1 evacuation alert was issued by The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation’s Mt. Tolman Fire Center today at 1530 hours for a fast-moving fire.

Location

The location of the fire is said to be South to SE of Elmer City, Washington which is a town of approximately 240 residents (2015 census).

Resources

A Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) resource was requested at 1517 hours for Air resources to respond to the Colville Indian Reservation.

Evacuations Alerts

The Okanogan County Emergency Management Office released this statement on their Facebook page,

“All persons should be aware of their surroundings and be ready for possible evacuation. Do not wait for door to door notification, take action if needed.”

 Current Conditions

The National Weather Service (NWS) is reporting weather in nearby Omak with current winds at 16 m.p.h. and gusts up to 20 m.p.h., as well as relative humidity (RH) of 23%.  It is mostly sunny with temps of 74* degrees.

Social Media

We are using the following hashtags for this fire:  #MtTolmanFire #MtTolmanFireWA #WaWILDFIRE #OkanoganCoFire #NWFireBlogWA

We’d love it if you’d follow here on our Blog, Twitter (@nwfireblog) and on Facebook!

Thank you for reading our post today and be sure to check back with us for updates on this fire and others. Wishing you all a Safe Sunday wherever your journeys may take you.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

New Mexico’s Tiberon Wildfire | New! | July 15, 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Start Date/Time

This wildfire started on July 13th around 1530 hours from an unknown cause.  It is currently being investigated.

Location

It is located 31 miles South of Cloudcroft (Otero County), New Mexico. Burning on private land.

Fire Size / Damage Assessment

As of July 13th, fire was at 100 acres with an unknown containment.  Today on July 15th, the fire has reached 290 acres with a 16% containment status, but not before fire damaged or destroyed 67 homes, 16 vehicles, 4 RVs and 1 Timberon VFD Engine due to being broken down from a mechanical issue.

 

RESOURCES

Command

A Type 3 has moved into a Type 4 Management team as of 7/15/2016 @ 0600 hours.

 

Fire Resources

There are 160 resources from various agencies, which consist of Engines, hand crews and Air resources.

Evacuation Shelter

A Red Cross evacuation shelter was opened at the Cloudcroft High School.

CURRENT FIRE STATUS

Fire Fuels

Fire fuels consist of mixed forest grass and shrub understory.

Future Tactics

Fire crews will continue to secure containment lines.  They will also cut and clear snag around homes in burned areas.

 

Weather Conditions

Temps have been in the high 80’s up to the low 90’s.  There is a forecast for a chance of a thunderstorm with strong erratic winds and light rain.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Incident Hashtags

The Hashtags we are using for this fire are:  #TiberonFire #NMWildfires2016 #USWildfiresNM

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Twitter ( @nwfireblog ).  Facebook.  Email (nwfireblog@comcast.net)

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#Breaking | Triple 2 Fire | Coronado NF, Arizona

Updated 5/10/2016 2113 PDT / 2013 MDT

Triple 2 Fire by CNF

Photo Credit: USFS – CNF

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Date/Time Started:   5/10/2016 @ 1613 MDT

Location:  Fire originated from Mexico but crossed over today.  Located 7 miles W of Nogales, Arizona on the Coronado National Forest.

Managing Office:  Forest Service on the Coronado National Forest in Arizona.

Acres:  600

 

STATUS

Fire

  • Behavior:  Has a moderate spread.  Active burning in surges, over ridges, up hills, backing in canyons.
  • Fuels:  Brush, oak woodland.

Weather

  • Winds:  Breezy.

 

RESOURCES

Fire

  • Personnel:  90 assigned.

Incident Cooperators:

  • US Forest Service

Air Support:  

  • Tankers are dropping water and being utilized.
Triple 2 Fire 2 by CNF

Photo Credit: USFS – CNF

PUBLIC INFORMATION 

Contact Information

  • Fire Restriction Info:  On specific lands.  Website:  http://firestrictions.us/az

Smoke Conditions

  • Visibility:  Can be seen from Nogales and Rio Rico.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags

  • #Triple2Fire
  • #CNFAZ
  • #AZFires2016
  • #CNF

 

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Update 2 | Cumero Fire | Coronado National Forest

The Cumero Fire has exploded from being just 500 acres on the day it started until today, showing it has more than tripled – plus its size.

Date & Time:  The wildfire broke out today, May 6th around 0930 MST (0930 PDT)

Location:  Cumero Mountain on the Coronado National Forest. NE of Sasabe, AZ.

Acres:  5300.

Fuels:  Grass and brush.

Photo Courtesy: @inciweb

Photo Courtesy: @inciweb

Cause:  Human-caused.  Currently under investigation.

Wx:  

Resources:  There are currently 125 total personnel along with various equipment from State, Federal and Local Arizona agencies:

  • Firefighters:  180 with 65 support personnel.
  • Engines:  7
  • Light Helicopters:  2
  • Water Tenders:  3

Fire Activities:  Firefighters will be conducting the following activities to help contain the fire.

  • Construct a line along the Fresnal Wash
  • Build a line along northward along the Alamito Wash
  • Tie the line to Forest Service Rd 4877 to form a barrier on the eastside
  • Prep area for burnout operations

Incident Status:

The following activities have occurred during the start of this fire incident.

5/6/2016

  • Fire detected at 0930 hours
  • 100 Firefighters assigned with 5 engines, 1 light helicopter and 5 wildland fire crews.
  • Fire located adjacent to Cumero Mountain, NE of Sasabe, AZ
Courtesy: Inciweb

Courtesy: Inciweb

57/2016

  • Location of fire updated to show in the Nogales Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. (CNF)
  • Burning on lands administered by the CNF.
  • Weather of moderate winds and increased humidity aids firefighters.
  • Fire fuels consist of light and flash but have low moisture content.
  • No structures have been lost.
  • 100 Firefighters are assigned along with 65 support personnel, 1 Light helo, 1 Medium chopper and 1 heavy, a converted Military CH 470 Chinook chopper.  It is a 2000 gallon “bucket” of water from a source at 120 knots.
  • The Chinook is dipping from Arivaca Lake.

5/8/2016

  • Weather today consists of decreased winds, higher humidity and cooler temps.
  • Though favorable weather, the fire has spread SW towards Fresnal Canyon.
  • 25% containment reached.
  • Risks are low due to burning away from structures in undeveloped land administered by the CNF.
  • Personnel increased to 180 Firefighters with 65 Support personnel.

Hashtags:  #CumeroMtnFire  #CNF  #AZFires2016  #azwx

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Update 5 | Whipping Creek Road Wildfire | Alligator Wildlife National Refuge | April 29, 2016

 

 

 

PIO Topo Map - Fire Perimeter

Photo Courtesy: inciweb

LOCATION

The Whipping Creek Wildfire, once two separate fires continues to burn in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, just North of the Hyde County airport and Pamico Road.  It is said to be on the Hyde County side of the Dare / Hyde County line, NW of U.S. Highway 264 in Englehard, North Carolina.

whipping creek fire by IC

The fire started around 1400 hours on April 18th on private land South of the Dare Bombing Range and Alligator River National Forest.

WC Fire by IC 2

COMMAND

The Incident is in an Unified Command System with North Carolina Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.

WC Fire by IC 4

RESOURCES

Fire resources are now 35 down from 121 the day before.

CL-415 Framed in Pines

Photo Courtesy: Inciweb

CURRENT FIRE STATUS

Fire activity has been decreasing and no hotspots in the 264 Low Pocosin.  However, Fire Managers are concerned with limited to no access near the fire N of US Highway 264 near Stumpy Point.

Photo Courtesy: NC Forest Service

Photo Courtesy: NC Forest Service

WC Fire by IC 6

Photo Credit: NC IMT

Acreage is being divided up by sections.  Bllock 7 is 50% containment;  Dave Bombing Range is at 821 acres with a 5% containment status and ending with 6940 acres with a 45% containment status on State and  private lands.

WC Fire by IC 7.jpeg

Photo Credit: NC IMT

FUELS

Fire fuels are 6-feet of Chaparral.

WC Fire by IC 8.jpeg

Photo Credit: NC IMT

FIRE TACTICS

On Saturday, April 30th, Fire crews will use water drops, engines, and a marshmaster to douse any and all located hotspots.  These types of flights will continue until all fo the heat has been extinguished by ground fire crews.

CL-415 Water Drop (4/24)

Super Tanker drops water on the fire below. Photo Credit: IMT

COST-TO-DATE

The current cost-to-date costs have run as high as $505,242.00 as the last report.  No new info released at time of this post date.

Flame Front near US 264

Photo Credit: IMT

CURRENT WEATHER

The current weather forecast consists of 20% chance of thunderstorms, relative humidity of 61% and wind from the north at 7 mph,.

SEATs Working Under Smoke Column

Photo Credit: IMT

REMINDERS

NOTE:  Always remember to Move Over when there are lights and sirens [to the right] and move one lane over as safe as possible,  if you see emergency vehicles, including Department of Transportation, Police, Fire, Tow trucks etc. on the shoulder of the highway.

Fire at Sunset

Photo Credit: IMT

You may see Emergency Fire vehicles and equipment working in the area.  Please yield to them, as safely as you can.

 

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

Update 4 | Whipping Creek Wildfire | Alligator Wildlife National Refuge

FIRE SUMMARY

The Whipping Creek Wildfire, once two separate fires continues to burn in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, just North of the Hyde County airport and

PIO Topo Map - Fire Perimeter

Photo Courtesy: inciweb

Pamico Road.  It is said to be on the Hyde County side of the Dare / Hyde County line, NW of U.S. Highway 264 in Englehard, North Carolina.

whipping creek fire by IC

The fire started around 1400 hours on April 18th on private land South of the Dare Bombing Range and Alligator River National Forest.

WC Fire by IC 2

COMMAND

The Incident is in an Unified Command System with North Carolina Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.

WC Fire by IC 4

RESOURCES

As the fire activity decreases, so does the number of personnel on the fire ground.  Down to only 35 personnel assigned with those from NC Forest Services [State/private lands].

CL-415 Framed in Pines

Photo Courtesy: Inciweb

CURRENT FIRE STATUS

Due to reduced fire activity, resources have dropped but several dozen remain worknig on mop up operations and patrolling.

Photo Courtesy: NC Forest Service

Photo Courtesy: NC Forest Service

Current total acreage is at 15,453 acres burned.  Fire crews have gained a 78% containment status as of press time on 4/28/2016 at 1537 hours.

WC Fire by IC 6

Photo Credit: NC IMT

Acreage is being divided up by sections.  Bllock 7 is 50% containment;  Dave Bombing Range is at 821 acres with a 5% containment status and ending with 6940 acres with a 45% containment status on State and  private lands.

 

WC Fire by IC 7.jpeg

Photo Credit: NC IMT

FUELS

Fire fuels are 6-feet of Chaparral.

WC Fire by IC 8.jpeg

Photo Credit: NC IMT

 

FIRE TACTICS

Remaining crews are in mop up and monitoring patrol status for the next 24-72 hours.

CL-415 Water Drop (4/24)

Super Tanker drops water on the fire below. Photo Credit: IMT

COST-TO-DATE

The current cost-to-date costs have run as high as $505,242.00 as the last report.  No new info released at time of this post date.

Flame Front near US 264

Photo Credit: IMT

CURRENT WEATHER

Current Weather forecast is/or is happening now with 20% percip, 70-degree temps, and with 61% RH.

SEATs Working Under Smoke Column

Photo Credit: IMT

REMINDERS

NOTE:  Always remember to Move Over when there are lights and sirens [to the right] and move one lane over as safe as possible,  if you see emergency vehicles, including Department of Transportation, Police, Fire, Tow trucks etc. on the shoulder of the highway.

Fire at Sunset

Photo Credit: IMT

You may see Emergency Fire vehicles and equipment working in the area.  Please yield to them, as safely as you can.

 

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog