The Wildfire Log | Bald Mtn Rd Fire | WA | 2

YAKIMA, Wash. | An RV fire reportedly sparked a brush-turned-wildfire on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in the late morning.  The fire was said to be about 1.7 miles southeast of the Squaq Rock Campground.

Fire crews and equipment was quickly dispatched via the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center from Yakima City FD, County, WA DNR and Nile FD to approximately 1-1.5 miles up Bald Mtn. Rd and located between Mileposts 103 and 104 off of Hwy 410 in Yakima.

Resources consisted of three brush trucks, one DNR helicopter and multiple engines, as well as fire support personnel.

The fire was stopped heading south down to 410 but it continued to move uphill and burning on the hillside above.

Firefighters egressed on the RV fire putting it out and immediately going into mop up operations.

The size of the fire was reportedly approximately to be three acres.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 6/2/2019 @ 1332 hours PDT

The Wildfire Log | Bald Mtn Rd Fire | WA | 1

YAKIMA, Wash. | An RV fire reportedly sparked a brush-turned-wildfire on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in the late morning.  The RV was said to be blocking the Bald Mtn Road and was found to be on fire.

Fire crews and equipment was quickly dispatched from Yakima City FD, County, WA DNR and Nile FD to approximately 1-1.5 miles up Bald Mtn. Rd and located between Mileposts 103 and 104 off of Hwy 410 in Yakima.

Resources consisted of three brush trucks, one DNR helicopter and multiple engines, as well as fire support personnel.

The fire was stopped heading south down to 410 but it continued to move uphill and burning on the hillside above.

Firefighters egressed on the RV fire putting it out and immediately going into mop up operations.

The size of the fire was reportedly approximately to be three acres.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 6/2/2019 @ 1220 hours PDT

WA Fire CAD | Overnight Activity | August 12, 2017

Fire CAD Activity Summary | A very active lightning storm passed over the Yakima area last night.  One particular area being reported in the Bumping Lake area with nine possible new starts from dry lightning strikes.

Here is the Wildfire CAD Activity for multiple areas and you can see how lively it was in several areas in the late evening.  Each fire is broken down by Dispatch hours, name and burned acres where listed.

Yakima County

1910 PDT | Jack Creek. 5 acres.

1848 PDT | E Jolly Creek. 0.25 acres.

1837 PDT | Jollyn Mtn. 0.5 acres.

1833 PDT | NW Jolly Creek. 5 acres.

1810 PDT | Scab Mtn. 0 acres recorded.

1809 PDT | Crow Creek (Union Creek). 0 acres recorded.

1808 PDT | Union Creek Trail. 0 acres listed.

1804 PDT | N Fork Union Creek.  0 acres recorded.

1803 PDT | Survey (Union Creek). 0 acres listed.

Kittitas County

1758 PDT | Peasant Valley. Lake Cle Elum. 1 acre. Fire District, USFS response.  Up Hwy 410.

1747 PDT | Jollyy Mtn. 30 acres.

1618 PDT | Pinegrass Ridge. 0.1 acre.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/12/17 @ 0725 Hours PDT

#CanyonCreekFire | Washington State | 1

TERRACE HEIGHTS, WASHINGTON STATE

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Incident Summary | A 4-Alarm brush fire broke out around 2353 hours on Friday, July 7, 2017, as a wildfire ripped through a neighborhood on Karin Road in Terrace Heights in  near a major power line on Powerline Road.  It was quickly spreading and had spread its destruction all over the area the Terrace Heights communities.

Cause | Unknown at this time and under investigation.

Current Conditions | The fire is still burning which has destroyed 600 acres.  Containment of 50% has been reached.  Fire crews are implementing burnout operations to burn off some unburned fuels and connect to the main portion of the wildfire.

Resources | Resources are pouring in from Yakima City FD, with requests from Lower and Upper Yakima Fire Districts, as well as Fire Mobe request.

Incident Cooperators | Yakima City and County FD, Sheriff Office, OEM, Selah FD and the American Red Cross.

Evacuations | Terrace Heights located at  57th and Sycamore.

Shelter  | It will be opening at 0230 hours.The Red Cross will open a shelter at the MLK Elementary School at 2000 South 16th Street, Union Gap, Washington. UPDATE | the shelter was subsequently closed at 0330 on Saturday morning.

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ABOUT TERRACE HEIGHTS

Location of Terrace Heights, Washington

Terrace Heights is a suburb of Yakima, Washington with a landmass of 7.9 square miles and 0.3 miles of water for a total area of 8.2 square miles. According to a recent census, there were 6,937 residents in the Yakima County area.

The second map (L of this paragraph) shows where Terrace Heights is located inside Yakima County. (Credit:  Wikipedia)

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Rock Creek Fire | Yakima Washington | Update 8

Rock Creek Fire

Incident Summary

A wildfire broke out on the afternoon of September 10th between the communities of Pine Cliff and Nile, Washington State.  It is burning on land managed within the Naches Ranger District in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Location

The Rock Creek wildfire is located 19 miles West of Ellensburg and 12 miles NW of Naches, Washington State.

Command

USDA Forest Service is the lead agency on this incident based out of the Wenatchee area. Washington Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) is also assisting with this fire.

Resources

There are 330 personnel along with 6 crews, 16 engines and 2 helicopters.

A DNR strike was recently or is on-scene of the fire.

Current Fire Status

This is the final update from the  NW IMT 7 which will be transitioning over to a local Type 3 IMT team on Monday, 9/19/2016 at 0600 hours.

Crews are working to cool hot spots and securing containment lines

1383 acres @ 80% containment status.

0 structures have been lost and no injuries were reported.

Cost-to-Date is $3.3 Million.

Social Media

Hashtags used for this fire are #RockCreekFire  #Yakima  #Naches  #Chinookfest  #RockCreekFireWA  #NWFireBlogWA  #WaWILDFIRE

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(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog (Updated 1055 Hours PDT)

Rock Creek Fire | Yakima Washington | Update 7

Rock Creek Fire

Incident Summary

A wildfire broke out on the afternoon of September 10th between the communities of Pine Cliff and Nile, Washington State.  It is burning on land managed within the Naches Ranger District in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Location

The Rock Creek wildfire is located 19 miles West of Ellensburg and 12 miles NW of Naches, Washington State.

Command

USDA Forest Service is the lead agency on this incident based out of the Wenatchee area. Washington Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) is also assisting with this fire.

Fire Fuels

Fire fuels include timber and grass.

Resources

There are 412 fire personnel assigned along with 7 crews, 30 engines and 2 helicopters. Fire being managed by  a NW IMT 7 team.

Evacuations

All orders have been lifted.

Current Fire Status

The wildfire has burned 1383 acres and is listed with a 55% containment status.

Fire behavior is moderate, flanking, backing and creeping.

A cold front passage with gusty winds and a chance of precipitation is forecast for this weekend.

0 structures destroyed/damaged or injuries have been reported.

Cost-To-Date

$2.8 Million

Social Media

Hashtags used for this fire are #RockCreekFire  #Yakima  #Naches  #Chinookfest  #RockCreekFireWA  #NWFireBlogWA  #WaWILDFIRE

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(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog (Updated 1140 Hours PDT)

Rock Creek Fire | Yakima Washington | Update 6

Rock Creek Fire

A Public Information Meeting will be held at the Nile Library located at 1891 Nile Rd, Naches, Washington 98937 on Wednesday, September 14th @ 1830 Hours.

Incident Summary

A wildfire broke out on the afternoon of September 10th between the communities of Pine Cliff and Nile, Washington State.  It is burning on land managed within the Naches Ranger District in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Rock CreekFire - First Day

USFS Engines on the Rock Creek Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Location

The Rock Creek wildfire is located 19 miles West of Ellensburg and 12 miles NW of Naches, Washington State.

Command

USDA Forest Service is the lead agency on this incident based out of the Wenatchee area. Washington Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) is also assisting with this fire.

Fire Fuels

Fire fuels include timber and grass.

Resources

There are 438 fire personnel assigned along at least 8 crews and 20 engines.

Threatened

There are approximately 71 homes and 125 minor other structures that are currently being threatened.

Current Fire Status

The wildfire has burned 940 acres and is listed with a 20% containment status.

Fire behavior is active, torching, backing, flanking and back.

Continue line prep and burnout on north end of fire. Continue mop-up on contained portions of lines. Continue with road closures and evacuations.

Fire managers expect to have their crews contain this fire by September 25th, changing from the original date of September 18th.

Closures (Closure # 06-17-08-16-989) 

Trails, roadways and areas around the fire area have been shut down to protect the Public and create Firefighter Safety.

Check this site through Inciweb, a government agency for the Closure map and areas closed off to the Public here —>  http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5025/33709/

Cost-To-Date

$450,000 was of September 13, 2016 (AM post)

Social Media

Hashtags used for this fire are #RockCreekFire  #Yakima  #Naches  #Chinookfest  #RockCreekFireWA  #NWFireBlogWA  #WaWILDFIRE

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(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog (Updated 2100 Hours PDT)

Wildfires Rage in the Northwest | Sunday, July 31, 2016

We have been so busy tweeting and posting wildfire information on our Facebook and Twitter accounts which has literally left us no time for our Blog.  We wanted to make sure everything was on board with us knowing the crazy fires that are now occurring right here at home.

At this moment there are 7 wildfires burning in both Washington and Oregon.  We will provide updates for these and additional fires that may pop up in between posts.  To get more updated and live coverage, follow us on our Social Media accounts @nwfireblog (Twitter) and on our Facebook page at The NW Fire Blog.  Lots of live tweets via Scanner Feeds on actual calls, fire updates and much more.  We promise you will want to join in with us.

Here is the latest on the following 7 fires:

Antilon Lake Fire – 10 Miles NW of Chelan (WA)
596 acres. 50% contained. 130 firefighters assigned.
Black Rock Road Fire – 18 miles WSW of Odessa (WA)
Start 7/30/2016 Cause unknown. 15,000 acres. 0% contained. Grass and brush fuels. Active fire with wind-driven runs. Structures, habitat threatened. Transitioned to IMT 3 as of this morning.
Black Rock Road Fire (Photo Credit: Dylan Anderson)

Black Rock Road Fire (Photo Credit: Dylan Anderson)

Bybee Creek Fire – 18 miles NE of Prospect (OR)
Start 7/28. Cause unknown. 325 acres. 5% contained. Timber fuels. Active fire behavior. Trail closures in effect.
North Touchet Fire – 26 miles NE of Walla Walla (WA)
Start 7/30/2016. Cause unknown. 300 acres. 20% contained. Grass and brush fuels. Active fire behavior. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect.
Range 12 Fire – 14 miles E of Yakima (WA)
Start 7/30/2016. Cause unknown. 12,000 acres. 0% contained. Grass and brush fuels. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Both structures and habitat are threatened.
 
Rattlesnake Fire – 10 miles NE of Warm Springs (OR)
Human caused. 9,235 acres. 95% contained. Grass and brush fuels. Min fire behavior with creeping, smoldering. Mop-up ops in progress.
Weigh Station Fire – 13 miles SE of Pendleton (OR)
Start 7/30/2016. Cause unknown. 600 acres. 5% contained. Grass and timber fuels. Active fire behavior. Structures threatened.

Fire Danger Map of Washington State. Yellow = High Danger. (Credit: WA DNR)

Thank you for following along on our journey in covering Fire News in the Northwest and Beyond.  Be Safe friends!
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