NEW! | Pony Fire Ignites

The PONY FIRE ignited on Saturday, October 3, 2020 and is burning off of Pony Brown Road and Ione Road in Sloughhouse (Sacramento County), California. Crews were dispatched around 1556 hours PT and reported five acres with moderate rate of spread.

About 20 acres has been destroyed.

There is no containment at this time.

At the last time of a CAL FIRE presser, they released this statement:

Fire crews quickly stopped the forward progress of the fire that started in grass but has made its way into heavy brush and timber located at the end of Pony Brown Road in Sloughhouse. Due to the dense fuel load, it may take awhile to reach full containment. Crews will be working throughout the evening to maintain control of the fire.”

Cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.

The CAL FIRE / Amador El Dorado Unit is currently working to put this fire out.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog- Updated 10/3/2020 1940 PT

WA DNR Fires | Oregon State | July 10 2017


SUMMARY |  WA DNR has been busy on this Monday and here is a recap of today’s fire activities in the State of Oregon that are listed by each Dispatch Center.

This is as of 2045 hours PDT.

Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center

–> R AND B 0502 OD Fire – 2 miles WSW of Sisters.  0.14 acres. Dispatched 1456 hours.

–> 0501 Fire – South of Mill Creek Wilderness.  0.1 acres.  Dispatched 1454 hours.



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WA DNR Fires | Washington State | July 9 2017


SUMMARY |  As the normal saying goes from the BC TV station that started it all, “There are more fires than we can write down.”  We couldn’t agree more.

Here is a compiled list for DNR related incidents where resources were dispatched and what the disposition is of each incident.

WILDFIRES TIMELINE| A recap of Sunday’s DNR wildfires by dispatch time.


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1955 Hours | Colville Rez Fire | Colville Reservation. Limited info.#

15539 Hours | Pit Fire | Siouxon Trail in Skamania County.  0.1 acre. E632 dispatched. Limited info.#

1527 Hours | Goose Lake Fire | See separate post.#

1512 Hours | Green Mountain #2 Fire | 3 miles up Green Mountain Road in Snohomish County. .1 acre. In patrol status @ 1630 hours.#

1510 Hours | Soundview Fire | Mason County.  0.1 acre. Brush, timber and light slash. Mopping up.#

1426 Hours | Mormon Grade Fire | Limited info.  Contained.#

1331 Hours | Fish Creek Fire | Fish Creek. Limited info.#

1139 Hours | Ranger Creek Command Fire | Buck Creek. Limited info.#

1139 Hours | Brown Fire | Fishtrap in Lincoln County. 2.1 acres.  In patrol status.#

1044 Hours | Fireball Fire | Greenwater.  Resources on-scene. Limited info.#

1006 Hours | Locust Beach #1 Fire | Locust Beach in Whatcom County.  0.1 acre.  In patrol status.#

0937 Hours | Green Mountain Fire | on Green Mountain Road X Mountain Loop Highway in Snohomish County.  In patrol status.#

0832 Hours | Quartz Mountain Fire | Camp Brown Guard Station.  .5 acres. Resources on-scene. Limited info.#

0802 Hours | Monroe Creek Fire | Sherman Valley in Grays Harbor County. .05 acres. 100% contained and mopped.#

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 2045 Hours PDT



WA DNR Fires | Washington State | July 8, 2017


SUMMARY |  It has definitely a very busy day around the State of Washington with DNR wildfires coming in faster than we can count!  This post is to give a recap of what has transpired on Saturday, July 8, 2017.  This does not include any  other fires from other Agencies.

WILDFIRES TIMELINE| A recap of Saturday’s DNR wildfires.

Owens Grass Fire | 7/8/2017 | 1953 hours | Fire crews were dispatched and were on-scene by 2005 hours. This fire was located in Spokane County in Cedar. AR 32, 414 and 422 responded.#

Lone Tree Fire | 7/8/2017 | 1900 hours | Multiple resources (with DNR as the lead) were dispatched and on-scene of the Belfair fire in Mason this evening.  E262, E801 and E802 were sent from DNR. The fire was last listed at 1.6 acres with an unknown containment status.#

Rhododendron Fire | 7/8/2017 | 1842 hours | Fire crews were dispatched to 502 Beach Drive in Quilicene to a brush fire.  Fire fuels included brush, timber and litter. There is limited information on this wildfire.#

7710 Road Fire | 7/8/2017 | 1817 hours | A wildfire was reported in the Sunset Lake – Wilkeson areas at 1817 hours.  The fire would be fully contained and under control at 2030 hours, leaving 0.01 acres of destroyed brush, duff and red rot fire fuels.#

Ohop Fire | 7/8/2017 | 1515 hours | Approximately 0.2 acres of grass and brush were consumed by a wildfire that was located in the Bucoda area in Thurston  County.#

North Hurd Fire | 7/8/2017 | 1545 hours  | The Tahuya Street Forest in Mason County saw 1.5 acres of clear-cut and slash scorched this afternoon.  Crews E125 and 531 responded.#

Big Wilding Fire | 7/8/2017 | 1451 hours | Crews responded to the Spokane County fire in Bigalow Gulch.  .05 acres of grass, brush and timber were burned. The fire was contained and under control by 1700 hours.#

Clear Lake Gate Fire | 7/8/2017 | 1120 hours | A small apparent fire broke out leaving 0.1 acres of land consumed. Limited information.#

Field Spot Fire | 7/8/2017 | 0013 hours | Crews were dispatched at early Saturday morning to a wildfire located in Spokane’s Upriver Lane.  Less than an acre (about 0.05) was consumed. The fire was brought under control at 0115 hours.#

Dry Creek Wildfire |  7/7/2017 | 2250 hours |   3 acre fire reported off of Hwy 141 & Dry Creek.  Fire fuels include grass, brush and slash. Resources on-scene were H338, 339, 340, 343, SE 540, 621, 742. T205 and WEN-AA.  As of 7/8/2017 around 2100 hours, it was reported @ 80 acres. Unofficially, a state mobe team has been redirected from their originally destination of Yakima to this fire.#

Coyote Creek Fire | 7/7/2017 | 2332 Hours | A wildfire occurred on Friday night on North 57th and Laredo Lane in Terrace Heights (a suburb of Yakima) would later turn into a 4-alarm wildfire calling resources out from Yakima City FD, Yakima County Fire District, Sheriff Office and OEM.  Fire crews completed burnout operations between 1000 – 1200 hours on Saturday, 7/8/2017.#

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Cedar Fire | California | Aug 20, 2016


Helicopter preparing for bucket drops

Helicopter preparing for bucket drops. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Start Date / Time

The Cedar Fire started on August 16, 2016, at 1630 hours from an unknown cause.


The fire is burning near Cedar Creek on the Greenhorn Mountains above Wofford Heights near Lake Isabella on the Sequoia National Forest of the Kern River Ranger District.

Current Fire Status

Via Inciweb:

Smoke persisted over the fire area most of the day, providing shade that helped raise relative humidity and slow fire growth. The acreage increase—approximately 1,200 acres—was the smallest increment since the fire started. On the west perimeter, the fire crossed Sandy Creek Road in several places.

Building direct line to contain these stringers of fire was not possible, but firefighters today scouted a route where a dozer line can be constructed toward Telephone Ridge to protect ranches and homes south of Sandy Creek Road.

Structure protection continued in the Panorama Heights area on the west side, with firefighters using dozer lines, hose lays, and retardant drops to protect homes that might be in the fire’s path.

Firefighters built line around a two-acre spot fire near Tobias Peak. A contingency line, consisting of dozer and handline, from Tobias Meadow to Baker Point was expected to be completed tonight. Tonight, firefighters will aim to check fire growth, so that contingency lines can continue to be built away from the fire’s leading edges.

The fire has moved out of areas of heavy beetle-killed trees on the east and south sides. But with all vegetation remaining dry and drought-stressed, active fire behavior and smoke are expected overnight. The intense fire behavior and threat of weakened and dead trees falling in burned and unburned areas remain hazardous for firefighters, limiting their ability to work close to the fire’s edge.


The slight chance of thunderstorms predicted for the fire area today failed to materialize, with no storms developing closer than 30 miles away. Dry weather and partly cloudy skies are expected overnight, with maximum relative humidity expected to reach 30 to 40 percent. Terrain-driven winds will prevail, with westerly ridge winds to around 10 mph in the early evening, becoming northwest overnight.


Incident Commanders Mike Minton, California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 representing the U.S. Forest Service, and Bill Steers, Kern County.


Fire Response

There are currently 1,197 firefighters.

Equipment / Resources

24 hand crews, 85 engines, 13 helicopters, 17 dozers, 21 water tenders.


Precautionary Evacuations (Prepare to Leave in Future)

  • Pala Ranches
  • Homestead Tract
  • Residences north of Anchorage Road

Recommended Evacuation Order (Fire is an imminent Threat. Leave, Shelter Away Fire)

  • Alta Sierra
  • Slick Rock
  • Shirley Meadows

Mandatory Evacuations

  • Posey
  • Pine Flat
  • Pine Mountain
  • Sugarloaf, including Sugarloaf Mountain Park and Sugarloaf Village
  • California Hot Springs
  • Panorama Heights
  • McClenny Tract
  • Spear Creek Mountain Homes
  • White River Summer Homes
  • Portuguese Meadow
  • Balance Rock
  • Idlewild
  • Poso Park

Evacuation Shelters

People Shelters

  • St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Wofford Heights (open 24 hours a day)
  • First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella, 3701 Suhre St., Lake Isabella

Pets & People (Small Animals)

  • Granite Hills High School in Porterville (1701 E. Putnam Ave). The shelter can accommodate cats, dogs and other small pets.

Pets & People (Large Animals / Livestock)

  • Evacuees with large animals and livestock can contact Terry Way’s Ranch and Equine Rescue at 918-541-3572 (416 N. Anderson Way, Exeter).



$8 Million.


Fire Info Meetings

California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 and Kern County Fire Department personnel, with representatives from the Sequoia National Forest and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, will provide fire updates and answer questions at two public meetings on Sunday, August 21:

  • Linns Valley-Poso Flat Elementary School, 158 White River Rd., Glennville, at 5 p.m.
  • Ducor Union Elementary School cafeteria, 23761 Ave. 56, Ducor, at 7:30 p.m.



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CA Wildfire: Cedar Fire | Aug 18, 2016


The Cedar Fire started on August 16, 2016, at 1630 hours near Cedar Creek on the Greenhorn Mountains above Wofford Heights near Lake Isabella on the Sequoia National Forest of the Kern River Ranger District.

Active fire with group torching of vegetation, uphill fire runs and spotting ahead of fire.  Rapid fire growth exacerbated by tree mortality is limiting direct attack options.  Anticipated growth on fire to the North and Northeast.

Cedar Fire (Courtesy:  Inciweb)

Cedar Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)


It has burned 9,500 acres of grass and timber.


It is currently being managed by and is in Unified Command with CA IMT Team #5, US Forest Service and Kern County Fire Department.


There are currently 915 firefighters assigned to this incident.


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