A brush fire broke out at the Hansen Dam with LAFD firefighters responding at 1437 hours PT. It was said that the fire was burning towards the dam wall that was said to have an active fire behavior with wind-driven runs and spotting.
No structures were threatened, damaged or destroyed.
Angeles National Forest (USFS) resources BC-11, CRW-5, E10, E13, WT-10 were quickly dispatched via the Angeles ECC at 1504 PT to assist as mutual aid for the LAFD.
LAFD units originally dispatched were FS 98; Batt 12; Valley Bureau; Council District 7; AO2 BC10 BC12 BC14 CM42 E18 E24 E27 E274 E289 E298 E70 E75 E77 E81 E89 E90 E91 E98 EM15 H2 H3 H5 HA2 HA3 HA5 RA90 RA98 T89 T98 WT77; CH5; 17.
The combined wildland firefighters along with additional resources were getting a good knockdown on the fire around 1513 hours PT. It was reported at one acre with no structures being threatened.
About 30 minutes later around 1548 hours PT, 89 firefighters had stopped the forward progression of the fire . They were working to satisfy their fire suppression and containment objectives. These were the units on-scene at this time during the incident: FS 98; Batt 12; Valley Bureau; Council District 7; AO2 BC10 BC12 BC14 CM42 E18 E24 E27 E274 E289 E298 E70 E75 E77 E81 E89 E90 E91 E98 EM15 H2 H3 H5 HA2 HA3 HA5 RA90 RA98 T89 T98 WT77; CH5; CH17.
No structures were damaged or destroyed.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog- Original 11/26/2020 1550 PT | Updated 1627 PT
Two wildfires are burning in Boulder County, Colorado igniting a day from one another.
LEFTHAND CANYON FIRE
The newest wildfire is called the LEFTHAND CANYON FIRE which ignited from an unknown cause on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Fire behavior is said to be very active. It is located in the 14000 block of Lefthand Canyon Drive, near Ward, Colorado.
Immediate evacuations by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office consisted of Deputies going out to the nearby town of Ward, Gold Hill, Sunshine Canyon and surrounding areas.
Evacuation point set up at Nederland Community Center 750 CO-72, Nederland, CO 80466. Livestock should go to the Gilpin County Fairgrounds at 230 Norton Dr., Black Hawk CO 80422.
The areas north of Ward, Gold hill and the 10,000 block of Lefthand Canyon Drive. Included in the evacuation order are residents of Spring Gulch Road and Gold Lake Road. Leave the area immediately if you are in those zones.
The fire has burned 303 acres.
CALWOOD FIRE would be the County’s first wildfire that broke out about three miles west of the town of Jamestown and prompting emergency evacuations of nearby Heil Valley Ranch and Hall Ranch Trails.
Boulder County EOC was activated on October 17th. Fire management is in Unified Command with USFS IC Griffin and Boulder County Buchanan.
The fire has burned 8,788 acres. Crews have reached a 15% containment status. The footprint has held steadily, according to county officials.
No new fire growth has been observed.
There are 445 total personnel still assigned to this incident.
26 homes have been damaged. Out of respect for those who have been impacted by so much, we will not publish the areas where homes and other structures were damaged or destroyed. However, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office has a list of homes and their addresses on their website, which can be found at: https://www.boulderoem.com/
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The State of California and its people have suffered greatly from small to large and devastating wildfires burning down outbuildings, homes, businesses and infrastructure. It has been said to be contributed to global-warming, human-caused, infrastructure (powerlines) to other undetermined causes.
Here is a list of current wildfires burning in the State of California.
AUGUST COMPLEX (Includes DOE FIRE)
Started 8/16/2020 @ 2037 PT. It is burning in Mendocino, Humboldt, Trinity, Tehama, Glenn, Lake and Colusa Counties. It is about 14 miles NW of elk Creek. Caused by lightning.
Extreme fire behavior with group torching, short crown runs and running. 987,654 and 54% contained. CTD is unknown.
Operations broken into four zones: North and Northeast, West and South (CAL FIRE).
6 structures damaged. 52 structures lost. 1 injury. 1,588 personnel along with 30 crews, 13 helicopters, 166 engines, 39 dozers and 44 water tenders.
Managed by Mendocino Unit, CAL FIRE. CAL FIRE Team 5 (IMT1). 4 miles NE of Covelo.
Active fire behavior with uphill runs, flanking and spotting. There has been 128,799 acres burned and a 55% containment status reached. 52 structures have been lost.
There are 1,588 total personnel along with 30 crews, 166 engines and 13 helicopters.
CTD is $75,500,000.
The BOBCAT FIRE is situated on the Angeles National Forest, about 12 miles NE of Pasadena.
Fire behavior is minimal with backing, creeping and smoldering. There has been 115,007 acres burned but crews have successfully reached an 84% containment status.
Assigned to this incident are 711 total personnel with 15 crews, 29 engines and 12 helos.
About 171 structures were lost. CTD has reached $63,500,000.
Started 9/4/2020 at 1821 PT. The fire is burning on both sides of the San Joaquin River near Mammoth Pool, Shaver Lake, Big Creek and Huntington Lake.
315,413 acres of timber, chaparral and tall grass have been scorched. There is a 62% containment status. However, fire behavior remains active with uphill runs, group torching and lasting short-range spotting.
Fire management is Unified Command with CAL FIRE FRESNO, Fresno County Sheriff Office and Sierra National Forest. 2,048 total personnel with 39 crews, 11 helos, 172 engines, 14 dozers and 46 water tenders.
The DOLAN FIRE is about 10 miles S of Big Sur on the Los Padres National Forest.
Fire behavior is moderate with backing, single-tree torching and creeping. 124,924 acres of brush, chaparral and short grass have been destroyed, along with 19 structures. CTD have reached $54,800,000.
A 90% containment status has been reached.
There are 552 total personnel along with 5 crews, 25 engines and 5 helicopters.
EL DORADO FIRE
The EL DORADO FIRE is located 3 miles NE of Yucaipa.
Minimal fire behavior is occurring and there has been a total assessed at 22,744 acres destroyed along with 20 structures lost. A total of 93% containment status has been reached.
CTD has topped out at $38,000,000.
Fire resources include 149 total personnel along with 3 crews, 10 engines and 3 helicopters.
This fire is burning about 15 miles NE of Pollock Pines on the Eldorado National forest.
Fire behavior is minimal. Total acreage burned was 1,667 acres. There has been a 70% containment status reached.
Remaining resources are about 134 total personnel with 3 crews, 3 engines and 1 copter. Cost-to-date have topped out at $6,500,000.
Started 9/27/2020 at 0348 hours PT. Burning on North Fork Crystal Springs Road x Crystal Springs Road. Cause unknown, under investigation.
There has been 63,885 acres consumed. 17% containment has been secured. 163 structures damaged. 826 structures destroyed. CTD is $24,700,000.
Management under Unified Command with CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Napa County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Rosa FD, Santa Rosa PD. There are 2,773 total personnel along with 27 crews, 23 helicopters, 408 engines, 66 dozers and 49 water tenders. (CAL FIRE)
The NORTH COMPLEX is located on the Plumas National Forest. This incident is located 1 mile SW of Crescent Mills.
Command transfers from RM Team Black (IMT2) back to CA Team 4 (IMT1) today. There are still 1,604 total personnel along with 35 crews, 102 engines and 13 helicopters.
Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and isolated torching. 317,459 acres have been consumed but a 83% containment status has been reached.
2,342 structures have been lost. Cost-to-date has reached $143,000,000.
This Complex includes 2 fires which is being managed by CA Team 2 (IMT1) and CAL FIRE Team 6 (IMT1) with CA Team 13 (IMT2) mobilizing. It is situated about 34 miles E of Porterview.
Active fire behavior has been observed along with flanking, backing and spotting. It has burned 156,435 acres of timber and chaparral. There is a 65% containment status reached at the time of this post. 228 structures have been notably lost.
Attached to this incident is 912 total personnel along with 17 crews, 59 engines and 8 helicopters.
The ZOGG FIRE started on 9/27/2020 around 1603 PT from an unknown cause, which is still under investigation. It originated on Zogg Mine Road and Jenny Bird Lane, north of Igo.
Fire behavior is minimal with creeping and smoldering.
There has been 56,305 acres lost but a 68% containment status achieved. 26 structures have been damaged with 196 structures lost. 1 injury and 4 deaths have occurred.
Assigned to this incident are 1,767 total personnel with 39 crews, 14 helicopters, 196 engines, 24 dozers and 55 water tenders.
Date/Time of Incident | The CREEK FIRE ignited on September 4th around 1821 hours PT and has since been burning.
Location | It is currently burning on both sides of the San Joaquin River near Mammoth Pool, Shaver Lake, Big Creek and Huntington Lake areas in both Fresno and Madera Counties, California. More precisely 35 miles northeast of Clovis.
Fire Fuels | Timber, chaparral and tall grass.
Resources | There are 2,038 total personnel along with 39 crews, 11 helicopters, 169 engines, 14 dozers and 44 water tenders.
They rep the USFS, AZ Fire & Medical, CAL FIRE along with the NWS Binghamton, Sierra National Forest, NOAA.
Unified Command | Command is in Unified command which includes CAL FIRE, Fresno County Sheriff’s Office and the Sierra National Forest. This includes the CA Team 5 (IMT1) and NR Team 4 (IMT2).
South Zone – Fresno County | Fire activity near Edison Lake and Mono Hot Springs produced quite a bit of smoke today. This will impact Kaiser Pass Road towards the northeast portion of the fire. Fire behavior is active due to drought stressed fuels.
From San Jaoquin River north to Central Camp will transition to patrol status in the southwestern portion of the area. Crews have completely mopped up and widened/secured the containment lines. Aircraft flew over yesterday supporting fire operations. New aircraft was due to arrive today to recycle existing resources.
North Zone – Madera County | Continued high pressure, low humidity remains for potential flare-ups and short-range spotting. Active burning of surface fuels in the Ansel Adams Wilderness is confined by natural barriers, but it still remains about 10-12 miles west of Mammoth Lakes. It has had little forward progression as it is being held by the 2018 LIONS FIRE burn scar.
Firefighters will continue with securing the edge, mopping up and increasing containment lines in the northwestern corner.
Size Up | There has been 313,660 acres destroyed. Current containment status is 49%. Fire behavior is active with uphill runs, backing and short-range spotting.
Damage Assessments | There has been 71 structures damaged and 856 destroyed. 12 people (fire/civilians) have been injured. Cost-to-date in fire suppression and containment expenses have reached a whopping $113,000,000.
Infrastructure | Power companies are assessing re-energenzing areas and making infrastructure repairs.
Repopulation | Residents, business owners and others are starting to repopulate areas again.
Temporary Entry Permits | Temporary Entry permits will be given to those who were evacuated from campgrounds, camping areas and cabins south of the fire to return and pick up their belongings on October 4, 2020 and again on October 10th and 11th. Additional dates will be given for the northern side.
We are currently tracking 25 wildfires and will be adding/deleting as information is received. Wishing you all safety, prayers and thoughts.
1. WAWAWAI CANYON FIRE – WA NDR
SW of Pullman off of Wawawai Road, Whitman County. Last known acreage 0.1 acre. Brush and grass. Started 9/12/2020 at 0125 PT. Cause unknown, under investigation. County Sheriff states they are in mop-up operations for the next few days.
PC: Whitman Co Sheriff Office
2. INCHELIUM COMPLEX FIRE – BIA. Colville Agency
3 wildfires. 17,086 acres. 33% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching. 17,086 acres. 33% contained. 343 personnel. 6 crews, 14 engines and 1 helo. 13 structures destroyed or damaged. $1.1 Million CTD.
3. BIG HOLLOW FIRE – USFS. Guilford-Pinchot NF
20 miles of Stevenson. 12,050 acres. 0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with creeping, backing and flanking. 161 personnel. 6 crews, 9 engines. $150k CTD.
4. WHITNEY FIRE – WA DNR NE Region.
6 miles NW of Davenport. Managing 3 fires: Whitney, Babb and Manning Road. 123,893 acres. 35% contained. 150 personnel. 1 crew, 21 engines, 1 helicopter. 50 structures lost. $915K CTD.
5. BABB MTN FIRE – WA DNR NE Region.
30 miles from Colfax. 15,266 acres. 25% contained. 63 personnel. 11 engines. Min fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. 223 structures lost. $401K CTD.
PC: WA DNR
6. MANNING ROAD FIRE – WA DNR NE Region
5 miles NW from Colfax. 2,685 acres. 65% contained. 51 personnel, 1 crew and 10 engines. Min fire behavior with torching, creeping and smoldering. 4 structures lost. $133K CTD.
7. APPLE ACRES FIRE – WA DNR – SE Region
3 miles NE of Chelan. 5,753 acres. 93% contained. 103 personnel. 4 crews, 10 engines. $782K CTD.
8. PEARL HILL FIRE – WA FMO
13 miles from Okanogan. 219,956 acres. 64% contained. 528 personnel. 13 crews, 60 engines. 55 structures lost. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. $1.3M CTD.
PC: Cole Massey
9. EVANS CANYON FIRE – WA DNR – SE Region
8 miles from Naches. 75,817 acres. 90% contained. 89 personnel. 2 crews and 8 engines. 12 structures lost. Fire behavior is minimal with smoldering and creeping. $10.1M CTD.
PC: Spokane Valley FD
10. COLD SPRINGS FIRE – WA DNR
4 miles SE of Omak. 187,689 acres. 40% contained. 290 personnel. 5 crews, 38 engines and 1 helicopter. 25 structures lost. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, flanking and backing. $1.4M CTD.
11. CUSTOMS RD FIRE – WA DNR – NE Region
1 mile NW of Curlew. 2,208 acres. 30% contained. 94 personnel. 2 crews and 12 engines. 55 structures lost. Active fire behavior with single tree torching, creeping and backing. $800K CTD.
12. SUMNER GRADE – WA FMO
4 miles W of Sumner (Pierce County). 800 acres. 50% contained. 4 structures lost. 68 personnel. 21 engines. Moderate fire behavior with smoldering and single tree torching. $150K CTD.
13. TWO FOUR TWO FIRE – USFS -Fremont-Winema NF
6 miles from Chiloquin. 14,450 acres. 7% contained. 340 personnel. 3 crews, 34 engines and 4 helicopters. 35 structures destroyed. $2.1M CTD.
4 miles East of Lincoln City. 2,435 acres. 0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with creeping, isolated torching and backing. 305 personnel including 10 crews and 26 engines. 100 structures destroyed. $327K CTD.
15. BRATTAIN FIRE – USFS – Fremont-Winema NF
8 miles from Paisley. 8,000 acres. 0% contained. 90 personnel with 15 helos. 3 structures destroyed. Active fire with short crown runs, group torching and spotting. $1.5M CTD.
16. STAR MTN LANE FIRE – ODF – Central Unit
3 miles NW of Glide. 48,000 acres. 9% contained. 86 personnel. 3 crews, 15 engines and 5 helos. $750K CTD.
17. RIVERSIDE FIRE – USFS – Mt Hood NF
8 miles SE of Estacada. 132,545 acres. 0% contained. Timber, brush and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with creeping, single tree torching and isolate torching. 246 personnel. 7 crews, 8 engines and 3 helicopters. 53 structures lost. $500K CTD.
18. BEACHIE CREEK FIRE – USFS – WILLAMETTE NF
6 miles N of Detroit. 186,988 acres. 0% contained. 532 personnel. 11 crews 39 engines and 7 helos. Moderate fire behavior with spotting and backing.
19. S OBENCHIAN FIRE – BLM
5 miles E of Eagle Point. 29,432 acres. 20% contained. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, grass and torching. 486 personnel. 15 crews, 22 engines, 12 helicopters. 19 structures lost. $2.3M CTD.
PC : BLM
20. HOLIDAY FARM FIRE – ODF
35 miles E of Eugene. 156,708 acres. 0% contained. 538 personnel. 11 crews, 61 engines, 4 helicopters. Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing. $1.4M CTD.
21. LIONSHEAD FIRE – BIA – WARM SPRINGS
25 miles W of Warm Springs. 136,346 acres. 5% contained. active fire with flanking, torching and short-range spotting. 1193 personnel. 45 crews, 51 engines and 11 helicopters. $14.3M CTD.
22. WHITE RIVER FIRE – USFS – MT HOOD NF
25 miles W of Wamic. 17,383 acres. 70% contained. 714 personnel. 18 crews, 26 engines. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. $20.9M CTD.
23. P515 FIRE – BIA – WARM SPRINGS
17 miles W of Warming Springs. 4,609 acres. 95% contained. 279 personnel. 6 crews, 15 engines. Minimal fire behavior. $7.8M CTD.
PC: Erica Wisner
24. ALAMEDA DRIVE FIRE – ODF
1 mile N of Ashland. 3,200 acres. 33% contained. 107 personnel. 2 crews, 12 engines and 2 helos. Active fire behavior with backing and creeping. 700 structures lost. $501K CTD.
25. ARCHIE CREEK FIRE
20 miles from Glide. 115,857 acres. 0% contained. 369 personnel. 6 crews, 14 engines and 1 helicopter. 52 structures lost. Active fire behavior with long-range spotting, group torching and short crow runs. $359K CTD.
A wildfire is burning in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest and Pawnee National Grassland, about 15 miles NW of Fraser in Grand County.
It is west of Winter Park and Denver in the Fraser Valley and south of Hot Sulphur Springs. This is located in the Ft. Collins zone, near Ute Pass in Colorado.
Fire started on Friday, August 14 around noon MDT (1043 PT)
Fire suppression and containment expenses have reached $1 Million and is rising each day.
The fire has burned 6,000 acres. There is a 0% containment status. Cause is unknown and under investigation.
Fire behavior is extreme with rapid rate of spread.
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There are 91 total personnel which includes 5 Type 1 air tankers, 1 VLAT, 1 Type 2 Crew, 1 Type 1 helo, 1 Type 3 helo, 4 Type 3 engines, 8 SEATs.
Incident Cooperators include: USFS (Lead Agency), CDPHE Air Pollution, Colorado Emergency Management, Grand and Summer County Fire Agencies, Grand County Office of Emergency Management, Rocky Mountain Coordination Center, RMACC, NWS Boulder, NWS IMET Operations, GMUG National Forests, Summit Fire and EMS, Grand County Colorado, Mapping Support (Joseph Elfelt).
Road closures are in effect for the following areas:
CR 3 is open with intermittent closures. CR 30 remains closed along with 50, which is closed near Young Life.
Photo Credit | USDA Fire Service
An evacuation shelter is open at The Inn at Silvercreek Conference Center. 62927 US Hwy 40, Grandby, CO 80446.
For more details, contact the Sheriffs Office at 970-725-3852.