The Wildfire Log | Calaveras Fire | CA | 1


Update 1 | Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 2045 hours PDT

A wildfire is burning in the CAL FIRE SCU area that provides fire services in the Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa and in the western portion of Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.

Photo Credit: CAL FIRE SCU

It started on June 10, 2019, off of Calaveras Road and Weller Road, just east of Milpitas in Santa Clara County, California.

Fire crews have successfully held this to a small 35 acres and 90% containment.  Full containment is expected on Wednesday, June 12th.

This evening, firefighters will continue to reinforce containment lines and mop-up operations, as well as extinguishing any hot spots may rekindle in unburned fuels.

A firefighter was reportedly injured during yesterday’s fire suppression efforts. His condition is unknown.

As fire managers were managing this incident, another wildfire ignited called the WATER FIRE on the same day and located just west of the Calaveras Reservoir.  Crews were able to stop the forward spread of this fire.

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The Wildfire Report | Rollin Fire | CA | 1



A new brush fire has been reported to have started on Rollin Hills Road and south of Iowa City in Yuba County, California.

It has already scorched 2 acres.

More details to be updated.

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Fire Event | Era of Megafires | Cle Elum, Washington



A Multimedia Digital Video Presentation

Kittitas Fire Adapted Communities Coalition and The Nature Conservacy in Washington – Central Cascades Forest are host to this great fire event to be held in Cle Elum, Washington.

The event will be held on Thursday, June 27th at 1800 hours PDT (6pm) to 2000 hours PDT (8pm) at the Swauk Teanaway Grange #984.  It is located at 1361 W. Ballard Hill Road in Cle Elum, Washington State 98922.

This is a FREE event and open to all.  It is sponsored by the Washington Department of Resources (WA DNR) Landowner Assistance Program.

The presentation is said to discuss the increased firestorms, or destructive megafires well over 100,000 acres and how they impact our personal and business lives.   Learn about ways to be prepared, the research and the visual storytelling from the award-winning film company, NORTH 40 PRODUCTIONS.

You will surely be educated and a must-see for fire prone communities.  More details here (Facebook)

Wishing we could but we have other commitments but we encourage you and your family to attend this very informative and engaging event. – Ed.

2019 NW Fire Blog (repost)


The Wildfire Log | Taneum Creek Fire | WA | 1


JUNE 8, 2019 – SATURDAY – 1945 HOURS PDT

Fire resources and assets included AHTANUM 20, CREW33, E331, H1MR, H339, H346, SE25, SE468, SE LEACH, SE POLLACKand SE SLYFIEL were dispatched through the Central Washington Communications Center on Saturday, June 8th at 1629 hours PDT.

They were deployed to a fire burning in Shadow Creek in Kittitas County , where 70 acres of timber and slash have been destroyed.

Limited information is available.

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The Wildfire Log | Rail Fire | AZ | 1



Incident Summary

A wildfire, named the RAIL FIRE is burning in Arizona in an unknown location that started today from an unknown cause.

Fire personnel and assets were dispatched through the Phoenix Interagency Fire Center this afternoon at 1424 hours MST.

Current Fire Status

The current fire status is that this is an active incident with 0.5 acres burned.

Social Media

#RailFire #AZwildfires2019

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The Wildfire Log | Jumping Fire | AZ

ARIZONA | Dispatchers from the Arizona Dispatch Center deployed fire assets to a wildfire burning approximately 40 miles east of Florence at 1127 MST on Tuesday, June 4th.

Fire crews would contain the fire around 1335 hours MST and bring it under control around 1655 hours MST.

There was 46 acres destroyed.  No word on the cause of the wildfire.

There were no injuries nor any loss  or damaged property reported.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 6/4/2019 @ 2145 PDT


The Wildfire Log | 69 Fire | CA | 1

THERMAL, California | Fire crews through CAL FIRE Riverside have been dispatched to a brush (they call it a vegetation) fire located on Ave 69 and west of Pierce Street in Thermal.


There have been four engines, two Battalion Chiefs, one water tender that have been deployed to the fire.

Fire is about 1-1.5 acres with a 0% containment but there are reports of windy conditions and very dry conditions. We all know this means that the fire will likely spread but firefighters will work tirelessly through the night to contain it.

#CAFireSeason2019  #CAwildfires2019

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 5/30/2019 @ 2220 PDT

Abby Lane Wildfire | WA | 1

OROVILLE, Wash. | What would appear to be a small wildfire initially when WA DNR resources were dispatched at 1206 hours PDT to a single acre, has grown incredibly to a fast-moving fire and destroying many acres already.


The incident is unfolding on Mt. Hull area, which is located on Rocky Place off of Swanson Mill Road and just past Canyon Creek Road.


The fire has now destroyed 15-20 acres in just over an hour. (1358 hours PDT)

The fire would later grow to 50 acres and fire crews reaching a 10% containment status but the IC would request any type of aircraft to assist with firefighting resources. Helicopters were reportedly working the fire on both sides but the wildfire was progressing on the southwest side and in the north portion. (Reported at 1435 hours PDT)


Several engines, brush trucks and tenders have arrived on-scene with several helicopters arriving in tandem to help with firefighting suppression efforts.

Mutual aid units from Tonasket Fire was toned out at 1347 hours to help with additional manpower for structure protection.

The IC (Incident Commander) requested any type of aircraft preferably a SEAT (Single Engine Air Tanker) or a Heavy (large airtanker). States there are three rotors out of Ellensburg. Looking for any fixed wing aircraft but sounded like none available. Dispatched advised that a tanker with retardant would take awhile to find as the closest at the moment is in Redmond (OR). The IC requested that it be lat/loaded at the Omak Airport but that requested would be denied. He would later request that she search for anything up in Canada. His last request for the time-being would be for a D4 or D5 (dozers). (1435 hours PDT)


More updates will be posted as information is received. We are working to gain more details on this fire, as well as any images. You can follow us for live updates on Twitter @nwfireblog.

Thank you for reading our posts and updates on this wildfire and more fire-related news. – Ed.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 5/12/2019 – 1458 PDT

McAlister 2 Fire | McAllister Spring, Oregon | Newly Reported


A wildfire sparked by lightning caused the dispatch from the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center of fire assets on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 1230 hours PDT to the Graves Creek area.

The fire was 100% contained on Friday,  at 1947 hours PDT.  A total of 0.3 acre of grass was burned.

This is the last update for this wildfire.

#McAlister2Fire #ORwildfires2018

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

Tillman Surprise Fire | Loomis Forest | Washington | 1


Thursday, August 16, 2018 – 1950 hours PDT

Loomis Natural Resources Conservation area | Credit: WA DNR

A firestorm is brewing in the Loomis State Forest (Okanogan National Forest)  but for now it is a small 25-acre wildfire that is located seven miles west of Tonasket, Washington that started today.

Fire behavior is very active with a high rate of spread that is  wind-driven with torching and spotting.

As of 1925 hours this evening, the fire had burned through 25 acres.

Engine and hand crews were said to be engaging the fire and will do so into the night as safety allows them to do so. Original fire assets H 338 HI 142 HI 143 HI 145 HI 146 HI 147 HI 149 (IC)  HI 30 HI 60 NC 322 NC 325 SO 25 SO 27 were dispatched at 0959 hours PDT.  Resources arrived on-scene around 1040 hours PDT.

WA DNR resources include additional resources as engaging and acting as mutual aid assets.

Current weather conditions are 79*F temps with partly cloudy skies and winds at 2 mph (according to current weather reports).  Humidity is 34%.

TONASKET is a city within Okanogan County and is located along the eastern bank of the Okanogan River in north-central Okanogan County.   The City has approximately total of .80 square mile radius with a with a population of 1,016  (2015 census).  There is no water areas listed.

Source(s):  WA DNR,  WildCAD, Weather websites, Social Media


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