Wildland Fire

Miriam Fire Update August 21, 2018 (Miriam Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 10 hours 40 min ago
Miriam Fire Update Fire Information Line: 360-481-0031 August 21, 2018 – 9 a.m. Acres: Miriam Fire – 3,448; Clear Fork Fire - 20 Percent Containment: 30% Start Date: 07/30/18 Personnel/Resources: 1-Type 2 IA hand crew, 2-Type 2 hand crews, 1-camp crew, 1-heavy lift helicopter, 1-medium lift helicopter, 1-light lift helicopter, 13-engines, 1-dozer, 6-water tenders, 2-masticators and 1-forwarder processor for 286 total personnel. Location: Two miles east of White Pass Ski Area, within the Goat Rocks Wilderness on the Naches Ranger District, 13 miles east of Packwood, WA. Cause: Lightning Values at Risk: White Pass area and ski resort; homes and organizational camps at Clear and Rimrock Lakes; wilderness; late successional reserve; northern spotted owl and other wildlife habitat; bull trout habitat; and state highway 12. Estimated Incident Containment or completion: 9/30/2018 Smoke Information: Heavy concentrations of smoke are located over the area to very unhealthy levels....

Daily Update-August 21, 2018 (Miles Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 10 hours 45 min ago
Fire Information Phone number and email have changed: Phone number: 541-560-3374 Email:2018southumpquacomplex@gmail.com Evacuation levels were lowered to Level 1 (be ready) in the Trail and Prospect areas by Jackson County Sheriff’s Office due to hard work and determination by firefighters to secure containment lines and provide for public safety. Homeowners will continue to see smoke and occasional interior flair ups within contained lines. Yesterday’s Activities: The Miles Fire is now 35,455 acres and 39 percent contained. Firefighters continued mop up and removal of hose lays on the southern half of the Miles Fire and the northern edge of the Columbus Fire. Crews tasked with initial attack responsibilities responded to a new small fire west of the Snow Shoe Fire which is now contained. Today’s Activities: Firefighters will continue prep work along the 6640 Road on the east fire flank between the Miles and Columbus Fires. If east winds and fuel conditions are...

Taylor Creek and Klondike Fires Update- August 21 (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 10 hours 48 min ago
Community Meeting Gold Beach – Tuesday, August 21, 6 p.m. at the Curry County Fairgrounds in the Curry Showcase Building, 29392 Ellensburg Avenue, Gold Beach, OR. Weather Another day of elevated fire weather is predicted today. Temperatures will rise to around 90 degrees in the valleys and slightly cooler on the ridges. Relative humidities will be in the high teens or low 20 percent range. It will be slightly cooler on Wednesday with temperatures in the low 80s and relative humidities in the mid 20s. Taylor Creek and Klondike East The Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team is managing the Taylor Creek Fire and Klondike Fire East. The hard, around-the-clock work by firefighters continues to pay dividends in the form of increased containment. The Taylor Creek Fire is now 95% contained and the Klondike Fire is at 32%, more than double what it was two days ago. Fire behavior was not as active as expected on Monday given the hot, dry conditions, a trend that has continued...

Howe Ridge Fire Update 8-21-18 (Howe Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 10 hours 54 min ago
Howe Ridge FireAugust 21, 2018Yesterday’s weather system brought variable showers and cooler temperatures which moderated fire behavior and aided in firefighting efforts. However, gusty conditions caused the fire to grow on the southwestern flank. Erratic winds are expected to continue as a cold front passes through the area. Due to better visibility yesterday, air operations were able to aid in suppression efforts. CL-215 “Super Scoopers” and helicopters continued to drop water near the southwestern flank of the fire. High volume pumps and sprinklers will be installed at Lake McDonald Lodge. Firefighters will continue to fortify containment lines on the southwest flank of the fire and protect structures at the Fish Creek Campground as well as patrol and protect structures on the North Lake McDonald Road. On the northeastern flank, north of Lake McDonald, firefighters will continue to utilize pumps and hose lays to aid in suppression efforts and limit fire spread towards the...

Taylor Creek and Klondike Fires Daily Update - August 21 (Taylor Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 11 hours ago
Community Meeting Gold Beach – Tuesday, August 21, 6 p.m. at the Curry County Fairgrounds in the Curry Showcase Building, 29392 Ellensburg Avenue, Gold Beach, OR. Weather Another day of elevated fire weather is predicted today. Temperatures will rise to around 90 degrees in the valleys and slightly cooler on the ridges. Relative humidities will be in the high teens or low 20 percent range. It will be slightly cooler on Wednesday with temperatures in the low 80s and relative humidities in the mid 20s. Taylor Creek and Klondike East The Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team is managing the Taylor Creek Fire and Klondike Fire East. The hard, around-the-clock work by firefighters continues to pay dividends in the form of increased containment. The Taylor Creek Fire is now 95% contained and the Klondike Fire is at 32%, more than double what it was two days ago. Fire behavior was not as active as expected on Monday given the hot, dry conditions, a trend that has continued...

August 21 Daily Update for Rabbit Foot Fire (Rabbit Foot Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 11 hours 4 min ago
Summary: Firefighter engagement on the fire was limited yesterday because of predicted extreme weather and persistent radio communication problems. Technical experts tested the entire system without a definitive solution and are planning a complete replacement this morning. Fire behavior was minimal due to cooler temperatures, and higher fuel moistures. The widespread inclement weather did not materialize to the predicted levels with precipitation locally spotty and in smaller amounts. Thunderstorms did materialize producing outflow winds and lightning strikes. At this point, the majority of indirect line has been completed due to the hard work of the firefighters and favorable weather conditions. Firefighters are working closely with Resource Advisors to efficiently fortify lines to conduct burn operations if possible. Planned contingency lines are being reassessed as the fire stalls due to the weather. A full suppression strategy and indirect tactics are the best options for...

Smoke Report for August 21 and 22 (Miles Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 11 hours 6 min ago
Smoke Outlook for 8/21 - 8/22California-Oregon Border South Umpqua ComplexSpecial Statement This air quality forecast predicts potential particulate matter levels, not ozone. Forecast is based on 24 hour average. Fire Miles Fire increased by 2,251 acres burning the northern flank. Columbus Fire increased by 677 acres burning the southern flank bringing a total of 49,943 acres for South Umpqua Complex. Increased fire activities produced more smoke than forecasted yesterday. The planned firing operation for today is expected to produce more smoke until the wind pushes the smoke out of the area. Smoke With today's wind shift from northwest to northeast, smoke impact is expected to increase with greater impact to the communities south of the South Umpqua Complex fire. Inversion will hold down the smoke until a break around noon but smoke will remain visible area wide south of the fire. With a possible development of afternoon thunderstorm, gusty wind may push the smoke out of the area....

Incident Update 8-21-18 (Kelly Mountain Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 11 hours 13 min ago
Republic, WA – Fire crews will grid through the remaining areas as mop up operations continue. Hose lays will be disassembled where mop up is complete. Tenders will be driving up and down N. Fork Trout Creek Road and Rose Valley Road to supply water for the remaining mop up operations. Yield to tenders on the road, use caution while driving in the area and respect the closed road sign at the Empire Sno-Park. The Kelly Mountain Fire started at approximately 11:00am on August 11th and was a part of eleven lightning and storm related fires reported in the Republic/Curlew/Toroda area. Local resources from US Forest Service, Washington State Department of Natural Resources along with private contractors responded to the Kelly Mountain fire that grew rapidly due to strong winds and extremely dry conditions. The fire is located south of Kelly Mountain, approximately 12 miles north of Republic. There are no structures or residences threatened at this time. Local road closures on...

8/21/2018 Daily Fire Update (Davis Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 11 hours 24 min ago
Fire Information Line: 406-295-5037 Email: 2018.davisfire@firenet.gov Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov Incident Commander: Mike Almas, Northern Rockies Incident Management Team Size: 6,205 acres Cause: Lightning/Natural Location: Approximately 10 miles northwest of Yaak, Montana Structures destroyed: 0 Total Personnel: 186 including 3 hand crews, 1 helicopter, 3 engines, 3 heavy equipment task forces, 1 dozer, 5 skidgeons, 4 water tenders, and 1 masticator Monday, firefighters secured and improved existing fireline and connected that line into natural features. On the southern and southeastern portion of the fire, crews continued to mop up and patrol for hotspots, and heavy equipment operators improved the indirect line. To the east of the fire, heavy equipment operators continued constructing indirect line closer to the Canadian border. Further to the east, equipment began constructing a contingency line along FSR 5886, which could serve as a long-term fire...

Monument and Wigwam Daily Fire Update for Aug. 21, 2018 (Wigwam Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 11 hours 24 min ago
Monument Fire: 6,613 acres, 13% contained, Crews 2, Engines 3, Water Tenders 2, Total Fire Personnel 160 Wigwam Fire: 4,191 acres, 66% contained, Crews 2, Engines 18, Dozers 3, Water Tenders 2, Total Personnel 157 There has been no increase in acreage for the past couple days on either the Monument and Wigwam Fire. Firefighters are working on the last remaining sections of fireline on the northwest side of Wigwam. The structure protection group is working east of Monument Fire. Firefighters continue to build and improve containment line on the fires. Crews will be “mopping-up” to eliminate heat sources from firelines. Crews are evaluating suppression repair needs for both fires. Fire suppression actions (mainly dozer and handlines constructed to contain the fire) are repaired by fire crews to prevent erosion. There was no night shift last night due to severe weather conditions on the fireline. Approximately ¾” wetting rain fell across the fires reducing the threat of...

Tenmile Fire and Sterling Complex Fire Update (Tenmile Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 11 hours 24 min ago
Summary: Yesterday afternoon, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office issued mandatory and pre-evacuation notices as a result of increased fire activity occurring on the nearby Gold Hill Fire. To meet one of their critical needs, the Sterling Complex is loaning an experienced hand crew to the Gold Hill Fire that will help them protect structures that fire is threatening. While the temporary loss of the crew drops the capacity of the Sterling Complex to safely perform firing operations that would improve containment efforts, the crew is supporting a higher emerging need. Cooler weather setting in is not lifting or mixing hazy conditions, keeping fire behavior subdued. This is allowing firefighters to catch small spot fires that are occurring near unburned areas of the containment lines. Heavy equipment remains a key tool firefighters are relying on to contain the spot fires. Weather: A passing frontal cold passage brought rain and cooler conditions Monday that will carry over today....

Coal Hollow Fire Information Daily Update 8/21/18 (Coal Hollow Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 11 hours 25 min ago
August 21, 2018, 8 a.m.The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest closure orders and the pre-evacuation orders of Zones 2 and 15, north of Hwy 6, have been lifted. On the Manti-La Sal National Forest south of Hwy 6, all evacuation orders and National Forest closures remain in effect today. Forest officials plan to increase the closure order on the west side of the Lake Fork Road as the fire slowly moves into that area as a precautionary measure.Current Situation: Rain showers moved into the Great Basin area raising the relative humidity. This has proved beneficial in slowing the progression of the fire. Monday’s high relative humidity allowed firefighters to improve lines and hold containment to 47%. The modest increase in acreage has come largely from the slop-over along the southeastern perimeter of the fire in Division R. Aircraft support in critical areas, and the removal of fuels through these firing operations, are aiding in firefighting success. Firefighters are continuing to...

Goldstone Beaver Creek Fire update August 20, 2018 (Beaver Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 11 hours 27 min ago
General Information: The Incident Management Team will host a community meeting for the Goldstone and Beaver Creek Fires at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 21, at the Wisdom Community Building in Wisdom, Montana. A second community meeting will be hosted in Salmon, Idaho, on Wednesday. More information regarding the Salmon meeting will be shared in a future news release. Goldstone Fire Operations: The Goldstone Fire has burned 1,403 acres onto the Salmon-Challis National Forest at 8000-ft elevation, approximately ½-1 mile north of Kenney Creek Road. Firefighters in this area continue to scout for natural and cultural resource values that may become impacted by the Goldstone Fire. The majority of the fire (7,788 acres) continues to burn on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, although firefighters are making good progress on the north, east and south sides of the fire. Sustained high humidities and rainfall continue to moderate fire activity. To the north, crews are working to...

Monument and Wigwam Fire Update for August 21, 2018 (Monument Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 11 hours 28 min ago
MONUMENT and WIGWAM FIRES, August 21, 2018 Monument Fire: 6,613 acres, 13% contained, Crews 2, Engines 3, Water Tenders 2, Total Fire Personnel 160 Wigwam Fire: 4,191 acres, 66% contained, Crews 2, Engines 18, Dozers 3, Water Tenders 2, Total Personnel 157 There has been no increase in acreage for the past couple days on either the Monument and Wigwam Fire. Firefighters are working on the last remaining sections of fireline on the northwest side of Wigwam. The structure protection group is working east of Monument Fire. Firefighters continue to build and improve containment line on the fires. Crews will be “mopping-up” to eliminate heat sources from firelines. Crews are evaluating suppression repair needs for both fires. Fire suppression actions (mainly dozer and handlines constructed to contain the fire) are repaired by fire crews to prevent erosion. There was no night shift last night due to severe weather conditions on the fireline. Approximately ¾” wetting rain fell...

Tenmile Fire and Sterling Complex Fire Update (Sterling Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 11 hours 40 min ago
Summary: Yesterday afternoon, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office issued mandatory and pre-evacuation notices as a result of increased fire activity occurring on the nearby Gold Hill Fire. To meet one of their critical needs, the Sterling Complex is loaning an experienced hand crew to the Gold Hill Fire that will help them protect structures that fire is threatening. While the temporary loss of the crew drops the capacity of the Sterling Complex to safely perform firing operations that would improve containment efforts, the crew is supporting a higher emerging need. Cooler weather setting in is not lifting or mixing hazy conditions, keeping fire behavior subdued. This is allowing firefighters to catch small spot fires that are occurring near unburned areas of the containment lines. Heavy equipment remains a key tool firefighters are relying on to contain the spot fires. Weather: A passing frontal cold passage brought rain and cooler conditions Monday that will carry over today....

Hirz Fire Update August 21, 2018 morning (Hirz Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 11 hours 55 min ago
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Mendocino Complex Morning Update 8.21.18 (Mendocino Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 11 hours 57 min ago
Mendocino Complex Morning UpdateRANCH FIRE STATUSIncident Start Date: 07/27/18Incident Start Time: 12:03 PMIncident Type: Wildland FireCause: Under InvestigationIncident Location: SR CA-20 at MP 39, Old Lake County SR, Blue Lake, 8 mi NE of UkiahAcreage: 355,612 acresContainment: 67%RIVER FIRE STATUSIncident Start Date: 07/27/18Incident Start Time: 1:01 PMIncident Type: Wildland FireIncident Cause: Under InvestigationIncident Location: Old River Road, 6 miles north of HoplandAcreage: 48,920 acresContainment: 100% MENDOCINO COMPLEX TOTALS CAL FIRE Unit: Mendocino Unit, Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit Unified Command Agencies: CAL FIRE, U.S. Forest Service Total Acreage: 404,532 acres Total Containment: 74% Expected Full Containment: 09/01/18 Civilian Injuries/Fatalities: NoneFirefighter Fatalities: 1 Firefighter Injuries: 4 Structures Threatened: 1,050 Structures Destroyed: 157 residences/120 other Structures Damaged: 13 residences / 24 other CURRENT SITUATION SUMMARY Overnight, the Ranch Fire...

Kettle River Fire Update for August 21, 2018 (Kettle River Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 12 hours 18 min ago
Barring any significant change, today will mark the last shift for resources assigned to the Kettle River Fire. We expect to place the fire in patrol status and turn the incident over to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources tomorrow.The Army and Air National Guard hand crews that have been so critical to our success here are being reassigned to the Crescent Mountain Fire which is actively burning near Winthrop. Guard troops are excited for the opportunity to assist on another fire and show them what they learned here on the Kettle River Fire. We send them onto their new assignment just a little bit worn, but wiser for the wear. Their experience grappling with the challenges of the Kettle River Fire will serve them well on their new assignment.Fire information and the incident command post is located at the Curlew School, located in Curlew, WA. Fire information contact is John Nicholas, 509-570-8811. Details, including maps and photos can be found at...

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