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Boyds Fire Update (Boyds Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 14, 2018 - 5:03pm
Kettle Falls, WA – The Boyd’s fire is located 3 miles west northwest of Kettle Falls, Washington. The fire has burned 2,922 with no containment at this time. Participating agencies in fighting the fire include Washington Department of Natural Resources, USFS Colville National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, Joint Fire Districts Stevens County 8/Ferry County 3 and the Colville Bureau of Indian Affairs. Approximately 430 structures remain threatened. Three residences were lost in the fire in addition to several outbuildings. Overnight, crews worked along the southern perimeter of the fire securing fire line, establishing drop points and gridding the fire area. Dozer line was completed tying into the Bisbee Mtn. Rd. to the communication towers. The Baker River Hotshots conducted burnout operations around the towers consuming fuel and reducing potential fire spread to the towers. An infrared (IR) flight was conducted last night using heat detection devices for mapping and...

Official Forest Service Closure Order for McLeod Fire August 14, 2018 (McLeod Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 14, 2018 - 4:41pm
a UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Winthrop, WA Order No: 06-17-04-18-21 McLeod Fire Closure Pursuant to 16 USC§ 551 and 36 CFR § 261.50 (a) and (b), and to provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited within the Methow Valley Ranger District of the OkanoganWenatchee National Forest. This Order is effective until October 31, 2018, unless rescinded earlier. PROHIBITIONS: 1. Entering into or being upon National Forest System lands within the Fire Closure Area, as described below and displayed on the attached map, Exhibit A [36 CFR § 261.53(e)]. 2. Being on any National Forest System closed trail, as described below and displayed on the attached map, Exibit A [36 CFR § 261.55(a)]. 3. Being on any National Forest System Road as described below and displayed on the attached map, Exibit A [36 CFR § 261.54(e)]. FIRE CLOSURE AREA DESCRIPTION: The fire closure area boundary begins at the Eightmile Sno-Park and...

(Spanish) Cougar Creek, Lost, Bannock and Whitepine Fire Update 08/14/18 (Cougar Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 14, 2018 - 11:51am
Superficie: 31,061 acres Contención: 5 por ciento Personal: 1,205 Reunión comunitarias: Martes, 14 de agosto: Chelan Performing Arts Center, 215 Webster Ave., 6:00 p.m. Incendio de Cougar Creek: Los bomberos continuaron con un ataque directo el lunes en el incendio de Cougar Creek. Debido a que 300 estructuras residenciales y comerciales están amenazadas, un equipo de protección de estructuras se mantuvo en el área cerca del borde oriental del incendio en el valle del rio Entiat. No se ha dañado o destruido ninguna estructura en este incendio. "Nuestros equipos lograron mucho el lunes y nuestra prioridad es controlar y asegurar estas áreas y mantener alejado el fuego de Ardenvoir", dice el comandante de incidentes adyacente Carlton Joseph. La noche del lunes, equipos adicionales llevaron a cabo operaciones de fuego para asegurar el cortafuego a lo largo del perímetro sudeste y sudoeste para proteger la comunidad de Ardenvoir. No se informó crecimiento nuevo a lo...

Taylor Creek and Klondike Daily Update - August 14 (Taylor Creek Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - August 14, 2018 - 10:31am
Structure protection around Selma remains a top priority. Structure protection will continue as fire crews burn out and mop up around potentially affected structures and strengthen the containment line between the Klondike Fire and the communities of Selma, Wonder and Wilderville. Today, efforts will continue to focus on structures near the southeast corner of the Klondike Fire where it spotted across the Illinois River on Saturday night. The spot fire is established south of the river and firefighters are monitoring its progression. Crews will also be working to clear vegetation around communication sites on 8 Dollar Mountain. Work on western contingency line continues. Heavy equipment is being used to re-open firelines constructed during past fires and to tie together existing roads west of the Taylor Creek and Klondike Fires. The objective is to prevent the fire’s spread toward the community of Agness and the coast by building a “big box” of contingency line around the fire...

Taylor Creek and Klondike Fire Daily Update - August 14 (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - August 14, 2018 - 10:15am
Structure protection around Selma remains a top priority. Structure protection will continue as fire crews burn out and mop up around potentially affected structures and strengthen the containment line between the Klondike Fire and the communities of Selma, Wonder and Wilderville. Today, efforts will continue to focus on structures near the southeast corner of the Klondike Fire where it spotted across the Illinois River on Saturday night. The spot fire is established south of the river and firefighters are monitoring its progression. Crews will also be working to clear vegetation around communication sites on 8 Dollar Mountain. Work on western contingency line continues. Heavy equipment is being used to re-open firelines constructed during past fires and to tie together existing roads west of the Taylor Creek and Klondike Fires. The objective is to prevent the fire’s spread toward the community of Agness and the coast by building a “big box” of contingency line around the fire...

Hendrix Fire Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Final Update (written) (Hendrix Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - August 14, 2018 - 10:11am
Hendrix Fire Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Final Update (written)Future video updates will be posted to Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HendrixFire2018/ Acres: 1,082 acres Cause: Lightning Percent Containment: 90 percent Start Date: 07/15/18, 8:30 am Location: 9 miles southwest of Ashland, Oregon Expected Containment Date: 08/31/2018 Jurisdiction: Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest & Oregon Department of Forestry Resources: 147 Personnel, 3 Hand Crews, 2 Engines, 1 Dozer, and 4 Water TendersThe Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District’s Type 4 Incident Management Team led by Kristofer Colbenson, Incident Commander, will shadow today with the Gila-Las Cruces Incident Management Team. The official transfer of command between teams will occur on Wednesday August 15 at 6:00 am. This day of shadowing allows fire personnel to transfer their knowledge about the fire, hazards, and any additional information that is needed to fight the fire safely.Smoke from fires in northern California may result...

2018-08-14-Spanish-Update-CrescentMTN (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 14, 2018 - 9:56am
Incendio de Crescent Mountain 14 de agosto de 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Incendio de Crescent Mountain: aproximadamente 17,075 acres; 37% de contenciónPersonal: 680 (personal para todos los incendios asignados)Punto de origen: Aproximadamente a 21 millas al oeste del pueblo de TwispFecha de inicio: 29 de julio de 2018 Causa: Rayo Incendio de McLeod: 1,801 acres; 0% de contenciónPunto de origen: Aproximadamente 8 millas al norte de MazamaFecha de inicio: 11 de agosto de 2018Causa: Rayo Actividad actual: Incendio de Crescent Mountain: ayer, las cuadrillas tuvieron éxito en construír y mejorar líneas de contención en las áreas de Slate Lake Scaffold Ridge. En la cuenca de War Creek, las cuadrillas siguen encontrando y controlando pequeños fuegos a través del cortafuego. Se instalaron sistemas de rociadores y están funcionando continuamente para minimizar la propagación del fuego y puntos calientes en la cuenca de War Creek. El grupo de protección de estructuras completó su...

2018-08-14-Spanish-Update-Crescent MTN (McLeod Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 14, 2018 - 9:53am
Incendio de Crescent Mountain 14 de agosto de 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Incendio de Crescent Mountain: aproximadamente 17,075 acres; 37% de contenciónPersonal: 680 (personal para todos los incendios asignados)Punto de origen: Aproximadamente a 21 millas al oeste del pueblo de TwispFecha de inicio: 29 de julio de 2018 Causa: Rayo Incendio de McLeod: 1,801 acres; 0% de contenciónPunto de origen: Aproximadamente 8 millas al norte de MazamaFecha de inicio: 11 de agosto de 2018Causa: Rayo Actividad actual: Incendio de Crescent Mountain: ayer, las cuadrillas tuvieron éxito en construír y mejorar líneas de contención en las áreas de Slate Lake Scaffold Ridge. En la cuenca de War Creek, las cuadrillas siguen encontrando y controlando pequeños fuegos a través del cortafuego. Se instalaron sistemas de rociadores y están funcionando continuamente para minimizar la propagación del fuego y puntos calientes en la cuenca de War Creek. El grupo de protección de estructuras completó su...

8/14 Natchez Fire Update (Natchez Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - August 14, 2018 - 9:34am
See attachment below for full description.Weather: Tuesday will be mostly sunny with areas of smoke from this and other fires. Winds will be NW at 3-6 mph with gusts up to 8 mph; 14 mph on ridges. Terrain driven upslope/downslope winds will occur with exposed areas having NW wind in the afternoon hours, shifting to NE overnight. The smoke will partially shade the area from the sun. Warm and dry weather continues through the week. Minimum relative humidity will be 20%. Max temperatures: Mid-90s in the valleys to mid-80s on the ridges.Yesterday’s Activities: Two spot fires, detected Saturday south of South Fork Indian Creek and south of Twin Valley Creek, prompted implementation of low intensity hand firing on the contingency line south of the fire. This line is now a primary fireline. These operations began on the southern end of the line, tying into the fire burn scar from the 2017 Eclipse Complex, and proceeded north. Aircraft assisted in low intensity firing operations to begin...

Maple Fire Update August 14, 2018 (Maple Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 14, 2018 - 9:24am
Acres: 1245 Containment: 40% Total Personnel: 336 Cause: Human-caused but under investigationHamma Hamma, WA – On Monday crews improved fireline by clearing and chipping roadside brush on the south side of the fire along Forest Road 2401. Excavators with a masticator attachment completed clearing the brush on the north side of the fire along Forest Road 25. Crews also completed brushing around the Hamma Hamma Cabin to help protect it. The fire edge adjacent to Jefferson Creek has not moved for three days, thereby limiting fire growth. Heavy fuels such as logs and stumps continue to burn and smolder putting up smoke. Fire crews continued to secure the fireline by extinguishing or removing burning material from control lines along the eastern edge of the fire. On Tuesday fire crews will continue brushing along Forest Road 2441, extinguishing burning material and cut hazard trees to improve firefighter safety along Forest Road 2480, and to monitor fire growth on the north side.Due to...

Cougar Creek, Lost, Bannock and Whitepine Fire Update 08/14/18 (Cougar Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 14, 2018 - 9:08am
Acreage: 31,062 Containment: 5 percent Personnel: 1,205 Community Meeting: Tuesday, August 14: Chelan Performing Arts Center, 215 Webster Ave., 6:00 p.m. Cougar Creek Fire: Firefighters continued a direct attack Monday on the Cougar Creek Fire. With 300 residential and commercial structures threatened, a structure-protection team stayed on scene along the fire’s eastern edge in Entiat River Valley. No structures have been damaged or destroyed in this fire. “Our crews accomplished a lot Monday and our priority is to hold and secure these areas and keep the fire away from Ardenvoir,” says Deputy Incident Commander Carlton Joseph. Through Monday night, additional crews conducted firing operations to secure line along the southeastern to southwestern perimeter to protect the community of Ardenvoir. No new growth was reported along the northern section of the fire. A firefighter was treated for a rattlesnake bite Monday and is expected to be back on duty Wednesday. Light winds...

Miriam Fire Daily Update, August 14, 2018 (Miriam Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 14, 2018 - 9:02am
Miriam Fire Update Fire Information Line: 360-481-0031 August 14, 2018 – 9 a.m. Special Announcements: Evacuation levels around the Rimrock Lake area have been adjusted as of 8-13-2018. Please see the Yakima County Office of Emergency Management Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/yakimacountyoem for a full description. Acres: Miriam Fire – 2,250 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, 2 camp crews, 1 heavy lift helicopter, 2-medium lift helicopter, 1-light lift helicopter, 15 engines, 1 dozer, 6-water tenders for 392 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: Smoke is currently being blown into the area from Canada and impacting the...

Horns Mountain Daily Update, August 14, 2018 (Horns Mountain Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 14, 2018 - 9:01am
Horns Mountain Fire Update August 14, 2018, 10:00 am NW Incident Management Team (IMT) 9, Brian Goff, Incident Commander Contact us at: HornsMountainInfo2018@gmail.com Fire Information: 505-302-5008 (GoogleVoice - Leave message for call back) InciWeb Maps and Updates: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6138/ Northport, WA – The Horns Mountain fire in the Colville National Forest is now 838 acres. Last nights’ infrared flight showed areas of intense heat along much of the fire’s perimeter. Today firefighters will work to establish safe anchor points and begin constructing primary line. The West Hubbard Fire is 9 acres. Firefighters held the Grizz Fire at 5 acres. Work to remove snags or standing dead trees will continue. These trees pose numerous hazards. Embers from a burning snag can become airborne and ignite a spot fire up to 1/3 mile away, a falling snag can carry fire across the line, or can strike and injure a firefighter. Once these hazard trees are removed,...

2018-08-14-Smoke Outlook North Columbia Basin (McLeod Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 14, 2018 - 8:58am
Smoke Outlook for North Columbia BasinFire and weatherA ridge of high pressure continues to dominate the weather pattern this week, resulting in warming temperatures and drying conditions. Winds are expected to be light and generally terrain driven through Wednesday. These conditions will lead to active to very active fire behavior today.SmokeThe airshed in the forecast area is becoming saturated with smoke particulates generated from local wildfires and from wildfires burning in British Columbia. Very poor air quality expected through today and tomorrow. This poor air quality condition will continue until there is a significant change inweather

2018-08-14- Smoke Outlook North Columbia Basin (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 14, 2018 - 8:51am
Smoke Outlook for the North Columbia BasinFire and weatherA ridge of high pressure continues to dominate the weather pattern this week, resulting in warming temperatures and drying conditions. Winds are expected to be light and generally terrain driven through Wednesday. These conditions will lead to active to very active fire behavior today.SmokeThe airshed in the forecast area is becoming saturated with smoke particulates generated from local wildfires and from wildfires burning in British Columbia. Very poor air quality expected through today and tomorrow. This poor air quality condition will continue until there is a significant change in weather

8/14 Northwest CA Smoke Outlook (Natchez Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - August 14, 2018 - 8:43am
Similar pattern to previous day. Light northeast winds expected for most of the day and smoke will build in drainage areas. Smoke is expected to have more dispersion on August 15. Coastal areas are expected to have smoke impacts this morning as northeast winds transport smoke from southern OR fires. Building smoke in the afternoon will cause unhealthy levels in Hornbrook, Yreka, and Fort Jones.

2018-08-14-Update-Crescent MTN (McLeod Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 14, 2018 - 8:42am
Crescent Mountain Fire August 14, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Crescent Mountain Fire: approximately 17,075 acres; 37% containedPersonnel: 680 (personnel for all assigned fires)Point of Origin: Approximately 21 miles west of the town of TwispStart Date: July 29, 2018 Cause: Lightning McLeod Fire: 1,801 acres; 0% containedPoint of Origin: Approximately 8 miles north of MazamaStart Date: August 11, 2018Cause: Lightning Current Activity: Crescent Mountain Fire: Yesterday, crews had a successful day constructing and improving containment lines in the Slate Lake and Scaffold Ridge areas. In the War Creek drainage, crews continue to catch and hold small spots across the line. Sprinkler systems were installed and are running continuously to minimize fire spread and spotting in the War Creek drainage. The structure protection group completed their work in the Twisp River drainage to the town of Twisp. Today, crews will be extinguishing hot spots and cutting hazard trees along Buttermilk and Twisp...

2018-08-14-Update-Crescent MTN (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 14, 2018 - 8:36am
Crescent Mountain Fire August 14, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Crescent Mountain Fire: approximately 17,075 acres; 37% containedPersonnel: 680 (personnel for all assigned fires)Point of Origin: Approximately 21 miles west of the town of TwispStart Date: July 29, 2018 Cause: Lightning McLeod Fire: 1,801 acres; 0% containedPoint of Origin: Approximately 8 miles north of MazamaStart Date: August 11, 2018Cause: Lightning Current Activity: Crescent Mountain Fire: Yesterday, crews had a successful day constructing and improving containment lines in the Slate Lake and Scaffold Ridge areas. In the War Creek drainage, crews continue to catch and hold small spots across the line. Sprinkler systems were installed and are running continuously to minimize fire spread and spotting in the War Creek drainage. The structure protection group completed their work in the Twisp River drainage to the town of Twisp. Today, crews will be extinguishing hot spots and cutting hazard trees along Buttermilk and Twisp...

Morning Update 8-14-18 (Kelly Mountain Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 14, 2018 - 8:19am
Kelly Mountain Fire UPDATE August 14, 2018 0800 AM Northeast Washington Interagency IMT Type 3, Team #1 Ed Lewis Incident Commander For Immediate Release Republic, WA – Crews will continue to establish preliminary lines around the fire, focusing on the southeast and southwest flanks of the fire. Dozers and special logging equipment (feller bunchers) will be used to establish preliminary lines as well as remove snags and blown down trees (wind throw). Hand crews will be engaging the fire directly where terrain and safety allows. Fire managers will utilize aircraft when available. Due to more accurate mapping, the fire is now listed at 23 acres. The Kelly Mountain Fire was reported 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...

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