WA | Andrus Fire | Final

UPDATE 4 (Final)

The ANDRUS FIRE has been 100% contained as of this morning with some resources and the NE WA IMT Team 2 turning the incident back over to Unified Command to the Spokane County Fire District 3 and the WA DNR Fire agencies.

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Credit: WA DNR

About 232 acres were destroyed.

All evacuation orders were lifted and residents were permitted to repopulate back to their homes. There were no structures lost or injuries reported to civilians or firefighters.

The fire started approximately July 5th at around 1130 hours PT, about three miles northeast of Cheney, Washington. The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.

Incident Cooperators include:

  • Spokane Fire Districts 3, 4, 8, 9, 10
  • Airway Heights FD
  • Cheney FD
  • Spokane City FD
  • Spokane Valley FD
  • Lincoln Co FD
  • WA DNR Fire
  • State Mobe resources

One-hundred-fifty fire personnel are still on-scene and attached to this incident.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

NW Wildfires | April 16, 2021

Locally, it has been a very busy Friday for those in Washington State. Here is a recap for today’s wildfire (and smoke) Sit Reps for Washington State only.

Nationally speaking, there have been 145 fires that required initial light attack activity across our nation. Of those two were considered as new incidents and six of them being large not contained wildfires.

The National Preparedness Level is at a Level 2.

New!

Smoke Check. Toroda Creek. 1813 dispatched. E691, HI40, SO60, SO7203, SO7208 en-route. WA DNR – NEC. FALSE ALARM. On Improved property. No DNR jurisdiction.

CLARK COUNTY

424th Street Fire. 1732 dispatched. e2203, Estes. Brown (IC). 0.1 acre. DNR, FD on-scene.

Falls Fire. 1419 dispatched. 0.25 acre. Brush, slash, logs. Tangen at 1515 (IC). Contained 1615. Turned over to landowner.

1000 S Spur Fire. 0.1 acre. Logs. 0738 hours dispatched. Contained and controlled 845 PT. Fire is out.

COWLITZ COUNTY

Camper Fire. 0.1 acre. Timber, litter. Hynning (IC). Out 1030 hours. WA – PCS. Turned over to landowner.

FERRY COUNTY

Baker Fire. 1300 dispatched. 3 acres. Short grass. C201 (IC). BC21, C201, HI26, HI7107, HI7110, HI7112. Resources on-scene. WA DNR – NEC.

KING COUNTY

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KLICKITAT COUNTY

Nash Fire. 1649 dispatched. Nash Road. 0.1 acre. Grass, brush, slash. Contained 1753. Controlled 1803. WA DNR – CWC.

Timber Fire. 1522 dispatched. Timber Drive. 0.3 acre. Grass, timber, duff. Eric Peters (IC). Contained/Controlled 1625. Out 1805. WA DNR – CWC.

LEWIS COUNTY

Oyler Fire. 585 Crew, E2406, Riepe, Stemkoski. DNR on-scene. Limited info. WA DNR – PCS.

Kiona Fire. Chief Kiona. 1420 dispatched. 0.25 acre. Grass, brush, timber litter, duff. Stewart (IC). 1712 contained. 1837 controlled. WA – PCS. In Patrol status.

LINCOLN COUNTY

Hawk Creek Fire. 1409 dispatched. Hawk Creek. 20 acres. AR32, AR62, AR7412, E31, E561, E Zone10. Daryl Schie (IC). 100% lined. WA DNR – NEC.

Willow. Smoke check. 1157 dispatched. Willow Grouse Lane. Lincoln County. Limited information.

MASON COUNTY

Kamilche Point Fire. Shelton. 3-4 acres. Caldwell, H342WN, Langaker (IC). On-scene. Dispatched 1550 hours. WA DNR – SPS.

OKANOGAN COUNTY

Stagecoach Fire. 1519 Dispatched. .25 acre. Grass, timber litter, understory. BC92, Captain 692, SO26 (IC). Fire under control. WA DNR – NEC.

OLYMPIC REGION

Wynooche Road Fire. 1412 dispatched. Wynooche Road. 4 acres. Heavy timber. Kinkade (IC). Open incident.

S-1000 Fire. Sekiu. 1215 dispatched. 0.1 acre. Slash. Hamrick (IC). All resources released.

PEND OREILLE COUNTY

Lillijard Fire. Lillijard Road. 1332 dispatched. AR28 (IC). Limited information. WA DNR – NEC.

PIERCE COUNTY

362nd Street Fire. Off of Jensen Road. Eatonville. 8 acres. Roach (IC), H345WN, Pedersen, L Simmons. Dispatched 1542 hours. Not fully contained. Ongoing incident. Pierce County Fire District and Graham Fire and Rescue. WA DNR – SPS.

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Credit: Graham Fire & Rescue

SKAMANIA COUNTY

Leete Fire. 0.1 acre. Turned over to landowner. WA – PCS. Limited info.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY

Milepost 35 Fire. Hwy 530, Darrington. 1540 dispatched. 1.5 acres. Shrub, grass. Schmitz at 1711 (IC). Patrol status 1740 hours. WA DNR – NDC.

SPOKANE COUNTY

Forest Haven Fire. 1741 dispatched. Williams Valley. AR29 (IC). Resources in the area. WA DNR – NEC.

Hardesty Road Fire. 1434 dispatched. Hardesty Road. 0.2 acres. AR29 (IC). Limited information.

Hussle Road Fire. 1406 dispatched. North Hussle Road. 2 acres. AR65 (IC). AR27, AR65, C301. Resources on-scene.

STEVENS COUNTY

Fairview Fire. 1800 dispatched. Fairview. Stevens County. NC40, NC64. WA DNR – NEC. Resources on-scene.

Ford Incident. Smoke check. 1710 dispatched. H341, SPA1261, SPA1262, SPA61, SPA95. Dennison (IC). Resources on-scene. WA DNR NEC.

Rock Cut Road Incident. Smoke Check. Rock Cut Road. 1656 dispatched. NC25. WA DNR – NEC.

Brown Driveway Fire. Browns Lake. 1226 dispatched. .1 acre. Grass, timber understory. NC40 (IC). WA DNR – NEC.

Lower Matthews Fire. 1109 dispatched. Joe Sherwood Loop Road. Unknown acres. Grass fire fuel. Contained 1235. WA DNR – NEC. In patrol status.

STATEWIDE

Small debris burning is banned for some areas in Eastern Washington, which went into effect today.

A fire burns with text overlay that reads: Burn restrictions in parts of eastern washington.
Credit: WA DNR

WA DNR has also issued temporary burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands in the Northeast, Northwest and Pacific Cascade regions due to strong winds and dry weather. Visit http://burnportal.dnr.wa.gov

A graphic depicting region-specific burn restrictions. For more information, visit burn portal dot D N R dot W A dot G O V.
Credit: WA DNR

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

HOLSER FIRE | CALIFORNIA | SIT REP 1

HOLSER FIRE

SIT REP 1 | AUGUST 17, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire is burning in the area of Holser Canyon Rd which is near the shooting range in unicorporated area of Piru (Ventura County) but it is headed towards Los Angeles County.  It is burning in a remote area.

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SIZE, CONTAINMENT

  There has been 4,000 + acres that have been destroyed.  There is a 0% containment status.

FIRE BEHAVIOR

Extreme behavior in light to medium fire fuels with a rapid rate of spread.  Fire crossed over into Lechler Canyon with structures now being impacted. (1748)  Reports of too much fire activity for structure defense (1748).

FIRE OPERATIONS  

COMMAND

Unified Command between LA Co FD and VCFD. A5 is the Agency Rep.

Photo Credit | S Cal Ops

Photo Credit | So Cal Ops

DIVISIONS

Echo, Foxtrot and Gulft recently added.

FIRE ATTACK

Direct attack will continue overnight.

RESOURCES

AIR RESOURCES

Numerous aircraft being diverted from the Lake and Ranch Fires to respond to this one.

According to sources, there are S-2: T78, T73.  LATs:  T101, T107, T15, T131. VLATs: T944. Copters:  C16, C7, C2 and C21.

Tuesday’s Order: AA340 | Helco 51, 4 tankers, 3 tankers, 2 copters. AA, fixed-wing and rotarwing will all be up and ready at 0800 hours PT.

AGENCY DEPLOYMENTS

CEDR Digital Corps

Gleaning information and updating it on Social Media. Great resource for evacuations and other important Public Service Announcements.

CHP Moorpark

Road closures: Piru Canyon Road x Main Street at Orchard St in Piru.  Access limited to emergency vehicles only. No access to Lake Piru

Fillmore SO

Flightradar 24

Flight radar mapper

Kern Co FD

Sending 1 Type 3 strike team, hand crew and ground resources (mutual aid).

LA Co  Fire Ops

Aircraft dipping out of a nearby lake.

LA Co FD

1 Type 1 Strike Team (ST1135A) en route. A second one is on order.  Staging set-up at LA Co Fire Station 143 in Castaic. Has not arrived but to arrive any minute.

American Red Cross

Temporary Evacuation point has been opened at Fillmore Middle School in Fillmore.

Ventura Co FD

VLAT (structure protection)

Ventura Co SO

EVACUATIONS

 —> Oak Canyon, Piru Canyon Rd, North to Lake Piru, Southto Hwy 126, East to the LA County line and West to Piru Canyon Road <—- (1850PT)

THREATS

  Structures are threatened on Lechler and Santa Felicia Roads.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

INJURIES

2 Firefighters have suffered minor injuries. 1 resident also injured. They were evaluated and released.

FIRE FACT | Lake Fire (LA Co), Ranch 2 Fire (LA Co), Dome Fire (Mojave Natl Preserve) are now burning in the State of California as large incidents.

CLOSURES

Go to vemergency.com for specific details.  There is a lot of information.

THROUGH THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Beautiful sunset can be seen through the smoke, just east of Hwy 126. – Local photographer

Even my dogs are sneezing from the smoke. – Local Resident

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/17/2020 2030 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

The Wildfire Report | Hilton Wash Fire | NEW

Sonoita, Az. | A new wildfire has ignited, called the Hilton Wash Fire today.  It is located about nine miles NE of Sonoita and near Empire Ranch with the Las Cinegas NCA.

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Stock Photo | Credit: BLM

The fire has scorched about 150 acres of tall grass has been destroyed.  Fire resources and assets were dispatched this afternoon around 1633 hours MDT.  CAD records showed that BLM resources were still responding to the scene.

Equipment and personnel included GID Engines 4337, T-3, Battallion 3-1 and Engine 361.

Hashtags | #AZwildfires #FireSeason2019

 

The Wildfire Log | Reservation Field Fire | 2

STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. | A wildfire has broken out in the 4700 block of Reservation Road and off of Johnny Walker Way in Stevens County.WA DNR resources, along with local partners were dispatched on Sunday at 1038 hours PDT.

Incident Cooperators

Resources include: AA 4TS AR 29 AR 445 AR 446 AR 447 AR 450 AR 61 C 6201 E Zone 10 FB 207 FB 210 arrived on-scene around 1114 hours PDT. Additional partners include the Stevens County Fire District #1, Spokane Tribe and the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office.

Evacuations

Level 1 (Get Ready) evacuations are listed as notifications only.  However,  you should be prepared just in case you are asked to evacuate.

No word if the notices have been lifted or are still in effect.

Size Up

Acreage has increased to an estimation of 20 acres and crews have mostly stopped the forward progression of the fire.

Cause

Fire spread in to wildland interface from a structure fire.  Fire crews believed the structure was an abandoned single-wide trailer.

No actual cause has been determined by Investigators.

Damages

No word on total damages to property or fire suppression and containment costs-to-date.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated on 8/18/2019 @ 1435 Hours PDT.

 

 

 

The Wildfire Log | Reservation Field Fire | 1

STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. | A wildfire has broken out in the 4700 block of Reservation Road and off of Johnny Walker Way in Stevens County.WA DNR resources, along with local partners were dispatched on Sunday at 1038 hours PDT.

Incident Cooperators

Resources include: AA 4TS AR 29 AR 445 AR 446 AR 447 AR 450 AR 61 C 6201 E Zone 10 FB 207 FB 210 arrived on-scene around 1114 hours PDT. Additional partners include the Stevens County Fire District #1, Spokane Tribe and the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office.

Evacuations

Level 1 (Get Ready) evacuation notices have been issued for those that reside in the following areas:

  • Reservation Road
  • Johnny Walker Way
  • Sanctuary Way
  • South Cemetery Road

Size Up

A total of 10 acres has been burned.  There is no containment at this time.

Cause

The cause is unknown at this time.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated on 8/18/2019 @ 1330 Hours PDT.