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Miriam Fire Update August 16, 2018 (Miriam Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - 2 hours 44 min ago
Miriam Fire Update Fire Information Line: 360-481-0031 August 16, 2018 – 9 a.m. Special Announcement: A C-130 Atmospheric Research Center aircraft will be flying above the temporary flight restriction (TFR) over the Miriam and Clear Fork Fires gathering smoke data. This plane is strictly used for data collection only and not fire suppression. Acres: Miriam Fire – 2,655 acres: Clear Fork Fire - 10 acres Percent Containment: 10% Start Date: 07/30/18 Personnel/Resources: 2-Type 2 IA hand crews, 3-Type 2 hand crews, 1-camp crew, 1-heavy lift helicopter, 1-medium lift helicopter, 1-light lift helicopter, 15-engines, 1-dozer, 6-water tenders, 1-masticator and 1-forwarder processor for 334 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 Estimated Incident Containment or completion: 9/1/2018 Smoke Information: Smokey conditions are expected to persist and...

8/16 Natchez Fire Update (Natchez Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 2 hours 58 min ago
There will be a community fire information meeting Friday, August 17, 6:00 p.m., at the Grange on 2nd Street in Happy Camp. Weather: Warm, dry, and sunny with areas of smoke. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms. SW to NW winds at 3-6 mph with gusts up to 10 mph on ridges during the day. Night will bring NE winds with gusts up to 15 mph over exposed areas. Elsewhere, terrain driven winds will be at 0-4 mph. Minimum relative humidity will be 20%. Max temperatures: 90-95 in the valleys to 75-85 on the ridges. Yesterday’s Activities: Firefighters, with aircraft support, prepped the fireline and used low intensity firing to continue bringing the new primary fireline from the burn scar from the 2017 Eclipse Complex on the south, to South Fork Indian Creek. Work continued to further strengthen this fireline to minimize the potential for spotting across the line. Firefighters also worked to improve the fireline west of Mud Lake. Assessment of potential contingency lines west of Mud...

New Fire Evacuations announced (Taylor Creek Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 3 hours 8 min ago
The Josephine County Sheriff's Office has announced a Level 1 "Be Ready" evacuation notice. This is for all residences on the west side of US Hwy 199 between Eight Dollar Mountain Road and the Oregon/California border.To read the sheriff's complete press release, please follow the link below.

EVACUATION LEVEL CHANGES 08/16/18 10:00 AM (Cougar Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - 3 hours 12 min ago
From Chelan County Emergency Managment: COUGAR CREEK FIRE LEVEL CHANGESAll evacuation levels are being downgraded by 1 level effective 10am today, 8/16/18.Level 1 to nothing = Oklahoma Gulch Rd, Navarre Coulee Rd (97-ALT to South Lakeshore Rd), Johnson Creek Rd and First Creek Rd residents. Also Entiat River Rd from 97A to Crum Canyon.Level 2 down to Level 1 = Entiat River Rd from Mad River Rd down to Crum Canyon Rd and both sides of Crum Canyon Rd.Level 3 down to Level 2 = Mad River Rd & Ardenvoir. Also Entiat River Rd from Mad River Rd to end of Entiat River Rd (approximately MP 25).Be advised that there will be increased patrols by Deputies on the Entiat River Rd from Mad River Rd to the end of Entiat River Rd, enforcing the reduced speed limit of 25 mph. This is due to having fire fighters and equipment on the

New Fire Evacuations announced (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 3 hours 15 min ago
The Josephine County Sheriff's Office has announced a Level 1 "Be Ready" evacuation notice. This is for all residences on the west side of US Hwy 199 between Eight Dollar Mountain Road and the Oregon/California border.To read the sheriff's complete press release, please follow the link

2018-08-16-Update-CrescentMTN (McLeod Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - 3 hours 24 min ago
Crescent Mountain Fire August 16, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. A public meeting will be held tonight at 6:30pm at the Winthrop Barn (the Red Barn) at 51 N. Highway 20 in Winthrop. Crescent Mountain Fire: 17,924 acres; 37% contained (maximum attainable due to limited access) Personnel: 433Point of Origin: Approximately 21 miles west of TwispStart Date: July 29, 2018 Cause: LightningMcLeod Fire: 3,948 acres; 0% contained (maximum attainable will be 59%)Personnel: 277Point of Origin: Approximately 8 miles north of MazamaStart Date: August 11, 2018 Cause: Lightning Current Activity: Crescent Mountain Fire: Yesterday, crews neared completion of a contingency line up Scaffold Ridge. The fire was active and grew in Reynolds Creek, but helicopter water drops helped to moderate this activity. The night shift ran pumps near structures throughout the Twisp River Valley. Today, crews will reinforce established firelines up Scaffold Ridge and Slate Creek. Firefighters will continue mop-up along War Creek...

2018-08-16-Update-CrescentMTN (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - 3 hours 29 min ago
Crescent Mountain Fire August 16, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. A public meeting will be held tonight at 6:30pm at the Winthrop Barn (the Red Barn) at 51 N. Highway 20 in Winthrop. Crescent Mountain Fire: 17,924 acres; 37% contained (maximum attainable due to limited access) Personnel: 433 Point of Origin: Approximately 21 miles west of Twisp Start Date: July 29, 2018 Cause: Lightning McLeod Fire: 3,948 acres; 0% contained (maximum attainable will be 59%) Personnel: 277 Point of Origin: Approximately 8 miles north of Mazama Start Date: August 11, 2018 Cause: Lightning Current Activity: Crescent Mountain Fire: Yesterday, crews neared completion of a contingency line up Scaffold Ridge. The fire was active and grew in Reynolds Creek, but helicopter water drops helped to moderate this activity. The night shift ran pumps near structures throughout the Twisp River Valley. Today, crews will reinforce established firelines up Scaffold Ridge...

Incident Update 8-16-18 9AM (Kelly Mountain Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - 3 hours 32 min ago
Kelly Mountain Fire UPDATE August 16, 2018 9:00 AM Northeast Washington Interagency IMT Type 3, Team #1 Ed Lewis Incident Commander For Immediate Release Republic, WA – Today firefighters are finalizing the remaining hand line and will be working to create a hose lay around the fire perimeter. Crews have completed the contingency line around the fire. Wood chippers will be used today to reduce fuels near the fire line. Sawyers will assess and remove hazard trees in preparation for mop up operations to begin. Three spot fires to the southeast of the fire have been contained. 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...

Daily Update - August 16, 2018 (Miles Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 3 hours 56 min ago
Summary: Because the predicted lightning failing to materialize, firefighters were able to continue their focused efforts and gain the upper hand in several areas of these fires. In addition, the Fire Weather Watch that had been in place for today has been removed, even though a slight chance of an isolated thunderstorms remains to the east of the fire. Also aiding fire crews is the lingering smoke from this and other fires throughout southern Oregon, providing shade and reducing firer behavior. Fire managers remain cautiously optimistic as suppression objectives are succeeding as planned.Firefighters are sticking to objectives set early in the suppression effort by minimizing acres burned while providing for public and firefighter safety and protecting all values at risk. Crews remain primed and ready should new fire starts occur in the area, providing initial attack as needed. Miles Fire (32,519 acres, 25% contained): Control lines are strengthening as crews continue to douse...

Taylor Creek and Klondike Fires Daily Update - August 16 (Taylor Creek Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 3 hours 57 min ago
Evacuation level lowered on Galice Creek Road. Due to the progress made along the northern edge of the Taylor Creek Fire, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office has downgraded the evacuation level on Galice Creek Rd from a Level 2 to a Level 1. The Level 1 evacuation is expected to remain in place for the rest of the 2018 fire season. A Level 1 evacuation means “BE READY,” remain vigilant and stay informed on current events. You can find current evacuation information at http://bit.ly/joco-evac. Surge resources arrive to help with containment. Three hotshot crews on short-term assignment have been inserted on the southeast side of the Klondike Fire for high priority missions. Containment levels increase on the Taylor Creek Fire. Due to progress on the northern and eastern perimeters, containment increased to 52%. Crews continue to mop up and rehabilitate firelines. Firefighters continue to provide protection to structures along the Illinois River where the fire...

Tayor Creek and Klondike Fires Daily Update - August 16 (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 4 hours 9 min ago
Evacuation level lowered on Galice Creek Road. Due to the progress made along the northern edge of the Taylor Creek Fire, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office has downgraded the evacuation level on Galice Creek Rd from a Level 2 to a Level 1. The Level 1 evacuation is expected to remain in place for the rest of the 2018 fire season. A Level 1 evacuation means “BE READY,” remain vigilant and stay informed on current events. You can find current evacuation information at http://bit.ly/joco-evac. Surge resources arrive to help with containment. Three hotshot crews on short-term assignment have been inserted on the southeast side of the Klondike Fire for high priority missions. Containment levels increase on the Taylor Creek Fire. Due to progress on the northern and eastern perimeters, containment increased to 52%. Crews continue to mop up and rehabilitate firelines. Firefighters continue to provide protection to structures along the Illinois River where...

Maple Fire Daily Update 08-16-18 (Maple Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - 4 hours 34 min ago
Hamma Hamma, WA – Team 10 will transition fire management responsibilities to Western Washington Incident Management Type 3 Team under the leadership of Jim Shank at 6:00 am Friday. The incoming team will continue the long­term strategy of keeping the fire between Forest Road 25 to the north and Forest Road 2401 to the south. Team 10 would like to thank the local communities, businesses, and cooperating agencies along the Hood Canal for their patience and support during this fire suppression effort. The wildfire actively backed down the north side of Jefferson Ridge, primarily consuming ground fuels in a low­intensity understory burn. A small portion of the fire made it to the Hamma Hamma River where crews monitored fire activity and were available to respond if needed. The river is a natural barrier and FR 25 is a man­made barrier that has been brushed by crews and equipment, giving firefighters a primary containment line and a contingency line. To the east, FR 2480 along the...

2018-08-16 Smoke Outlook North Columbia Basin (McLeod Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - 5 hours 12 min ago
Smoke Outlook North Columbia Basin for August 16, 2018...Fire: High pressure ridging will continue over the area resulting in continued warm and dry conditions. Slightly cooler temperatures for the weekend. Moderate to extreme fire behavior is expected on local wildfires. Smoke Light winds this afternoon but likely not enough to push smoke out of the valleys. Expect very poor air quality through today and tomorrow due to smoke from both Canada and local wildfires. Poor air quality will continue through tomorrow. Safety The National Weather Service has issued an Air Quality Alert for all of Central and Eastern Washington. Under these air quality conditions, people should limit outdoor activities. Sensitive groups should continue to consult their medical providers about ways to mitigate smoke exposure. Overnight, roadway visibility will continue to be reduced by pooling smoke on highways 97 and 20, and on roads near active

2018-08-16-Smoke Outlook North Columbia Basin (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - 5 hours 16 min ago
2018-08-16 Smoke Outlook North Columbia Basin for August 16, 2018...Fire: High pressure ridging will continue over the area resulting in continued warm and dry conditions. Slightly cooler temperatures for the weekend. Moderate to extreme fire behavior is expected on local wildfires. Smoke Light winds this afternoon but likely not enough to push smoke out of the valleys. Expect very poor air quality through today and tomorrow due to smoke from both Canada and local wildfires. Poor air quality will continue through tomorrow. Safety The National Weather Service has issued an Air Quality Alert for all of Central and Eastern Washington. Under these air quality conditions, people should limit outdoor activities. Sensitive groups should continue to consult their medical providers about ways to mitigate smoke exposure. Overnight, roadway visibility will continue to be reduced by pooling smoke on highways 97 and 20, and on roads near active

Update to Evacuation Levels as of August 15, 2018 7:00 PM (Boyds Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - 6 hours 58 min ago
Evacuation Level Updates as of 08/15/2018:The roads listed below with homes have been lowered to a level 2 evacuation.·Nancy Creek·Kifer Rd·Lake Side Mobile Home Park·Columbia DR/Arrow CTWith this evacuation level change does not mean that the fire is out and that these areas are out of danger. Fire crews are still in the area and will still be working on the fire. Please be respectful and stay out of the fire crew’s way so they can successfully fight the fire. Levels can change at a moment’s notice, please be prepared to evacuate if the situation changes.Highway 20 from Barney's Junction to Inchelium Highway is still closed. Crews will still be working in that area to create a good fire line, fix power lines and allow a safe passage for residence and travelers.If you do not need to be in the area of the fire, please stay out. This will allow fire crews to safely fight the

Kettle River Fire Update - Wednesday, 8/15/2018 (Kettle River Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 15, 2018 - 6:05pm
Kettle River Fire Update - Thursday evening, August 15, 2018. Click on link

Evacuation Update - August 15, 2018 (Miles Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - August 15, 2018 - 6:04pm
EVACUATION UPDATE from Jackson County Sheriff's Office Full press release: https://flashalert.net/id/JCSO/116576 Due to progress made by crews fighting the Miles Fire, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is further reducing evacuation levels in the Trail and Prospect area on August 15, 2018. The affected area includes only a few homes, plus uninhabited areas. The latest reduction means all homes in the Prospect area previously notified of evacuations are now reduced to a Level 1 “Be Ready” notification. A Citizen Alert notification will be sent today to advise residents affected by the reduced evacuation status. The following is a complete and updated list of evacuation zones associated with the Miles Fire: Level 3 "Go": Trail: Elk Creek Road, 8800-block and above; Sugar Pine Road, all addresses; Dodes Creek Road, all addresses. Level 2 "Be Set": Trail: Elk Creek Road, 5700-block; West Branch Elk Creek Road, upper section (uninhabited). Level 1 “Be Ready”: ...

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