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

 

 

 

CA Wildfire | Quail Fire | 1

Update 1 – 6/7/2020 – Sunday

Incident Summary

A 4th alarm wildfire named the QUAIL FIRE started on Saturday, June 6th at 1636 hours PT is located on Quail Canyon Road and Pleasants Valley Road, southwest of Winters (Solano County), California.

Current Status

The fire has burned 1,837 acres and has a 40% containment status.  3 structures have been destroyed:  1 home, 1 commercial and 1 other.

The cause of this fire is unknown and under investigation.

Resources

There are 600 personnel along with 7 crews, 30 engines and 9 dozers. Lead Agency is CAL FIRE – Sonoma – Lake – Napa Unit. Agencies represented include: Solano County Fire, Contra Costa Fire, CAL FIRE – Butte Unit / Butte County FD and Central Marin FD.

Incident Cooperators

Additional Incident Cooperators include:  Red Cross Northern California Coastal. Solano County Public Health,

Equipment

Aircraft have been dipping out of nearby Putah Creek.  Engines are drafting water out of the Lake Solano County Park.

Evacuations

Mandatory evacuations were in effect on Saturday for those in the area of Quail Canyon Road from Pleasants Valley Road to Hwy 128.   Evacuation shelter is located at 3 Oaks Community Center, 1100 Alamo Dr Vacaville, CA 95687.

Evacuation Map below:

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Preparedness

Wildfire Resources presented by CAL FIRE. Website:  readyforwildfire.org

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2125 PT

AZ Wildfire | Stage Fire | Update 2

 UPDATE 2 – 5/3/2020 – SUNDAY

INCIDENT SUMMARY

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Arizona State Forestry wildland firefighters were dispatched to the STAGE FIRE on Satruday, May 2nd this afternoon to a brush fire that ignited approximately 1.5 miles northeast of New River and east of I-17.  This is located in Maricopa County, Arizona.

A smoke column could be see from the Arizona I17 SB Anthem web cam.

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There has been 259 acres of grass and brush burned.  Crews have successfully gained a 75% containment status.

Photo Credit | Daisy Mtn Fire & Rescue

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The fire was deemed to be human-caused by two Fire Investigators.

The investigation is still considered as an active case.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 5/3/2020 1450 MST

AZ Wildfire | Stage Fire | Final Update

FINAL UPDATE – 5/3/2020 – SUNDAY

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Arizona State Forestry wildland firefighters were dispatched to the STAGE FIRE on Satruday, May 2nd this afternoon to a brush fire that ignited approximately 1.5 miles northeast of New River and east of I-17.  This is located in Maricopa County, Arizona.

A smoke column could be see from the Arizona I17 SB Anthem web cam.

There has been 259 acres of grass and brush burned.  Crews have successfully gained a 75% containment status.

The fire was deemed to be human-caused by two Fire Investigators.  The investigation is still considered as an active case.

Photo Credit | AZ State Forestry

TRAFFIC CLOSURES

I-17 NB opened up last night.

 

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 5/3/2020 1422 MST

AZ Wildfire | Stage Fire | Update 2

UPDATE 2 – 5/2/2020 – SATURDAY

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Arizona State Forestry wildland firefighters were dispatched to the STAGE FIRE on Satruday, May 2nd this afternoon to a brush fire that ignited approximately 1.5 miles northeast of New River and east of I-17.  This is located in Maricopa County, Arizona.

A smoke column could be see from the Arizona I17 SB Anthem web cam.

It is burning in a wash in grass and brush.

Photo Credit | AZ State Forestry

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TRAFFIC CLOSURES

I17 NB is closed at New River.  All traffic has to exit at New River. AZ DOT is reporting an 8-mile backup starting near Anthem Way. There is no ETA on when it will be reopend. Southbound lanes are open and unaffected.  Traveler info:  az511.gov or calling 511. Twitter:  @ArizonaDOT.

Photo Credit | Arizona DOT

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SIZE

Fire has grown to 200 acres and moving rapidly through desert vegetation.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

More than 150 firefighters, along with air and ground assets to this incident.  Agencies represented are AZ State Forestry, BLM , Daisy Mtn Fire & Medical and local resources.

Footage Credit | Daisy Mtn Fire & Rescue

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 5/2/2020  1715 MST

AZ Wildfire | Stage Fire | Update 1

UPDATE 1 – 5/2/2020 – SATURDAY

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Arizona State Forestry wildland firefighters were dispatched to the STAGE FIRE on Satruday, May 2nd this afternoon to a brush fire that ignited approximately 1.5 miles northeast of New River and east of I-17.  This is located in Maricopa County, Arizona.

A smoke column could be see from the Arizona I17 SB Anthem web cam.

It is burning in a wash in grass and brush.

Photo Credit | AZ State Forestry

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TRAFFIC CLOSURES

I17 NB is closed at New River.  All traffic has to exit at New River. AZ DOT is reporting an 8-mile backup starting near Anthem Way. There is no ETA on when it will be reopend. Southbound lanes are open and unaffected.  Traveler info:  az511.gov or calling 511. Twitter:  @ArizonaDOT.

Photo Credit | Arizona DOT

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SIZE

The fire is estimated to be around 60-80 acres in siz with a 0% containment status.

RESOURCES

Additional resources are order for more aircraft.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 5/2/2020 1605 MST

Scotland Hit Hard by Fire Conditions, Wildfires | 1

SCOTLAND — It has been at least thirty days since rain has fallen in various regions and provinces in the Country and they are starting to feel the real pain of wildfires breaking out everywhere.

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Gallowway Forest Park Fire. | Photo Credit: SFRS Dumfries and Galloway

Social distancing and people staying home more due to the global pandemic may also be reasons why fires are increasing more than usual Fire Officials are reporting.

A massive firestorm is burning in Galloway Forest Park.

The cause of this fire is unknown but the Fire Service states there have been a high number of arson fires, which they say are unacceptable.

Community support for their firefighters has been overwhelming and most appreciative with loads of replenishing foods and beverages.

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Photo of an arson fire. | Photo Credit: SRFS Dumfries and Galloway

Other Countries such as AUSTRALIA, POLAND, RUSSIA, SIBERIA, and UKRAINE are also seeing increased perfect conditions making it more than too obvious fires are going to be sparking.  Warm temps, dry conditions and no rain in some parts are a very bad combination.  Others have seen an uptick in arson fires, more so than ever before the Coronavirus hit their Countries and around the Globe.

More notable wildfires such as the one burning in the area or were burning in the  Exclusion Zone of the Chernobyl NPP in Ukraine .  Fires have been breaking out all across the area, making it difficult to breathe and causing more harm than ever before.

Photo Credit:  Magicrush Lorien, Katuzhanka village, taken 80km (49 miles) from the Exclusion Zone.  (Photo Courtesy Greenpeace Russia)

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#GlobalWildfires #FireSeason2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 4/25/2020 2300 PT

REKINDLE WA WILDFIRE | Stanwood Bryant Fire | 1

UPDATE 1 

April 19, 2020 – Sunday

INCIDENT SUMMARY

April 19th Fire

A wildfire call has been received through the 9-1-1 Dispatch center for a possible rekindle of the April 15th wildfire.  It is being reported that it is burning in the 5400 block of 257th Street NE in Arlington, Washington State.

The Reporting party stated they could see fire burning again in timber and up in the trees.

April 15th Original Fire

This fire previously ignited sometime on April 15th in the 5000 block of Stanwood Bryant Road in Arlington.

The fast-moving fire was deep seeded in the heavily forested trees where it would take almost two days for wildfire crews to put out.

Reports by local Media states, someone was burning a stump on private farmland that become an out-of-control fire, prompting about 100 firefighters from multiple fire agencies to respond to the April 15th wildfire call.

It was originally a two-acre burning but would turn into a 70-acre incident.   It was 100% contained on April 17, 2020.

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April 15, 2020 wildfire. Credit: WSDOT Traffic

CURRENT STATUS

We are waiting to hear what is being seen and reported by first due crews.

For now, scanner feed from various sources are not reporting anything.  Nothing on fire department Social Media channels either.  WA DNR crews are not showing dispatched may be still in the works or nothing found?

HISTORY OF FIRES IN THIS AREA

June 16, 2011

  • Brush fire blocking SR9 SB lane near Stanwood.

March 21 ,2019

  • SR9 NB closed due to emergency crews respond to a fire.

August 10, 2019

  • 3rd Ave NE x Stanwood Bryant Road, Arlington.  Brush Fire.  1818 hours PST. Newly cleared land. One of its giant piles of debris is smoking.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using the following hashtags for this post:  #FireSeason2020 #StanwoodBryantFire #WaWildfire

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 4/19/2020 1730 hours PT

Wildfire Activity | NIFC Sit Rep | March 27, 2020

Southern Area (MS and FL), United States

As of Friday, March 27, 2020, there were 226 wildfires that broke out with two of them being large incidents, Three Forks Marsh Fire and the Wildcat Fire.  These two fires are located in the State of Florida.

Here is a listing of wildfires that have since been 100% contained.

4 Point Fire  :  National Forests in Mississippi. 1, 858 acres. 100% contained. 2 total personnel remain on one engine. The cost-to-date is $35,000.00 in fire suppression and containment expenses.

Lee Cook Road (46) Fire:  Florida Forest Service.  537 acres. 100% contained. 1 person on an engine remains. $5,000 cost-to-date.

Three Forks Fire:  This fire started on March 26, 2020, from an unknown cause.  570 acres in the Florida Forest Service owned/managed lands. 100% contained. 4 personnel remain on three engines. $2,000 cost-to-date.

Wildcat Fire:  This fire also started on March 26, 2020 on Eglin Air Force Base, owned by the Department of Defense.  500 acres. 100% contained. 8 personnel are on-scene with three engines. $5,000 cost-to-date.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 3/292020 2240 PST

Wildfire Activity Log | Oklahoma | March 7, 2020

Here is the following wildfire activity log for the States of Arkansas and Oklahoma for Saturday, March 7, 2020:

ARKANSAS

1700 | MAZE FIRE:  Short grass and brush fire fuels. Located in 21N R29W Section 23. 3.14 acres. Contained at 1800 hours.

1624  | SMILEY FACE FIRE: Newton County, Arkansas. .25 acres. Open incident.

1555 | PETER CAVE FIRE: Searcy County, Arkansas. 6 acres. Contained 1800 hours.   DOVER LIGHTS FIRE:  Pope County.   .01 acres. Contained 1728 hours.

1425 | WOMBLE SILVER FIRE:  Montgomery County. 3.9 acres. Open incident.

1114 | LITTLE BIGGER RX FIRE:  Logan County. 1959 acres.

0943 | BONNERDALE OLD GROWTH RX FIRE:  Garland County.  976 acres.  IC:  Justus Beggs RXB2 effective 1100 hours.

0941 | CADDO POND C47 OLD GROWTH RX FIRE:  Montgomery County. 1134 hours. IC:  Justus Beggs RXB2 effective 1000 hours.

0840 | LOONEY RX FIRE:  Delaware County.  71 acres.

0754 | RORIE SOUTH RX FIRE:  Stone County. 1918 acres. IC: William Hilton RXB2 as of 1100 hours.

0753 | BIRCHFIELD COUNTY RX FIRE:  Crawford County.  1853 acres. IC:  Jimmy Lindsay as of 1100 hours.

0732 | SHUT IN RX FIRE:  Scott County.  Town of Eagleton. 4215 acres. IC:  Adam Strothers.

0717 |  HORSEHEAD WEST RX FIRE:  Johnson County.  928 acres.

0713 | ROSS CREEK EAST “SOUTH” RX FIRE:  Scott County. Waldron, Arkansas. 2576 acres.

0711 | SEED TICK RX FIRE:  Newton County.  1080 acres.

0700 | CARTER CREEK EAST SU2/4 RX FIRE:  McCurtain.  560 acres.

0636 | WILDFAT UNIT 5 RX FIRE:  Yell County.  207 acres.

OKLAHOMA

1800 | Resource order dispatched for the BLACK COW FIRE. Fire is located in th Pawnee Tribal area . Pawnee County.  0.1 acre.

1630 | BLACK CROW FIRE:  2.5 miles east of Kenwood. 43 acres. Contained at 1845 hours.

1600 | TOMAHAWK CHOP FIRE: 7 miles north of Twin Oaks.  20.6 acres. Contained 1755 hours.

1504 | SLOUGH FIRE:  3.5 miles east of Hanna.197 acres. Open incident.

1444 | BLACK BEAR FIRE:  Pawnee County.  Pawnee Fire District. 3.5 acres. Contained 1930 hours.

1300 | MURPHY FIRE:  Montgomery County. 3 acres. Contained 1433 hours.

1220 | OLD TRAILER FIRE:   .25 miles south of Bull Hollow. 58.1 acres. Contained 1530 hours.

1204 | BURGER FIRE:  Osage County.

1136 | 412 FIRE:  Resource Order via Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center.

1115 | FLAT ROCK 2 FIRE: Adair County. Cherokee Tribal area. 28.13 acres. Contained at 1425 hours.

1100 | REDBUD FIRE:  4 miles east of Dustin. 259.3 acres. Contained 1230 hours.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated at 2125 PST