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Boyds Fire Update - August 17. 2018 (Boyds Fire Wildfire)

2 hours 47 min ago
Kettle Falls, WA - The Boyds Fire is located 3 miles west of Kettle Falls, WA. The footprint of the fire has increased to 3065 acres and is currently 27 percent contained. The fire continues to burn in grass, brush and timber. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Yesterday, crews working on the northwest perimeter were pulled from the area due to increased fire activity in heavy fuels and steep terrain. The direct attack strategy on the northwest corner of the fire has been reevaluated and the alternate indirect line has now been converted to the primary line of control. Firefighters will continue to assess opportunities to reduce acres burned. Fire crews will now focus on preparing the area for future burnout operations. To provide for safety of the public and firefighters, an indirect strategy will be used. Helicopters continue supporting fire suppression activities by checking the spread of fire and making water drops to slow the fire where crews work. Firefighters made...

Horns Mountain Fire Daily Update August 17, 2018 (Horns Mountain Wildfire)

4 hours 25 min ago
Horns Mountain Fire Update August 17, 2018, 10:00 am Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 9 (NWIIMT9) Brian Goff, Incident Commander Contact us at: HornsMountainInfo2018@gmail.com Fire Information: 505-302-5008 (GoogleVoice) or 218-244-2843 InciWeb Maps and Updates: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6138/ NORTHPORT WA – The Horns Mountain Fire was started by a lightning strike and was discovered on August 11, 2018. It is now 1,293 acres, and containment is at 15 percent. Fire crews supported by aircraft and heavy equipment are making progress in construction of control lines along the edge of the fire. The northwest flank of the fire could potentially cross into British Columbia. If this happens, NW IMT9 and US Forest Service will coordinate with and support Canadian authorities. Values at risk above the border include natural gas pipelines and electrical infrastructure, as well as private lands and homes. British Columbia is currently...

Level 3 Evacuation in place along Twisp River Road (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

5 hours 19 min ago
A level 3 Evacuation has been issued for persons living on West Buttermilk Creek Road and Twisp River Road all west of the Buttermilk Creek intersection. Persons should evacuate NOW, do not wait. Evacuate east towards Twisp. The Crescent Mountain Fire is currently on Snowshoe Ridge advancing down drainage towards Eagle Creek. The Red Cross will be setting up a shelter at the Methow Valley Community Center, for persons needing a place to stay. LEVEL 3 EVACUATION West Buttermilk Creek Road and Twisp River Road all west of the Buttermilk Creek Intersection with Twisp River Road. For more information on the Crescent Mtn Fire, persons may call the Incident management team at (480)744-9318 or call Okanogan County Emergency Management at 509-422-7206.

2018-08-17-Spanish-Smoke-Outlook (McLeod Fire Wildfire)

5 hours 42 min ago
Pronós'co de Humo para el Cuenca de Columbia Norte Áctualizado:

2018-08-17-Spanish-Smoke Outlook (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

5 hours 50 min ago
Pronós'co de Humo para el Cuenca de Columbia Norte Áctualizado:

2018-08-17-Spanish-Update-CrescentMTN (McLeod Fire Wildfire)

7 hours 3 min ago
Incendio de Crescent Mountain 17 de agosto de 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Incendio de Crescent Mountain: approx. 19,500 acres; no se sabe la contención Personal: 413 Punto de origen: Aproximadamente 21 millas al oeste del pueblo de Twisp Fecha de inicio: 29 de julio de 2018 Causa: Rayo Incendio de McLeod: 10,000 acres; 0% de contención Personnel: 352 Punto de origen: Aproximadamente 8 millas al norte de Mazama Fecha de inicio: 11 de agosto de 2018 Causa: Rayo Actividad actual: El incendio de Crescent Mountain: ayer un fuego causado por brasas se estableció al sur de War Creek y el fuego continuó quemando activamente en Reynolds Creek, extendiéndose hacia el oeste a tierras no cultivadas Los bomberos pudieron controlar el fuego en el área al norte de Poplar Flat usando los helicópteros de carga. Hoy, los bomberos continuarán extinguiendo y removiendo material combustible y asegurando el cortafuego a lo largo de Buttermilk Road,...

2018-08-17-Spanish-Update-CrescentMTN (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

7 hours 4 min ago
Incendio de Crescent Mountain 17 de agosto de 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Incendio de Crescent Mountain: approx. 19,500 acres; no se sabe la contención Personal: 413 Punto de origen: Aproximadamente 21 millas al oeste del pueblo de Twisp Fecha de inicio: 29 de julio de 2018 Causa: Rayo Incendio de McLeod: 10,000 acres; 0% de contención Personnel: 352 Punto de origen: Aproximadamente 8 millas al norte de Mazama Fecha de inicio: 11 de agosto de 2018 Causa: Rayo Actividad actual: El incendio de Crescent Mountain: ayer un fuego causado por brasas se estableció al sur de War Creek y el fuego continuó quemando activamente en Reynolds Creek, extendiéndose hacia el oeste a tierras no cultivadas Los bomberos pudieron controlar el fuego en el área al norte de Poplar Flat usando los helicópteros de carga. Hoy, los bomberos continuarán extinguiendo y removiendo material combustible y asegurando el cortafuego a lo largo de Buttermilk Road,...

(Spanish) Cougar Creek Fire Update 08/17/18 (Cougar Creek Fire Wildfire)

7 hours 41 min ago
Acres: 34,482 Contención: 35 por ciento Personal: 1,119 Incendio de Cougar Creek: Incendios de Cougar Creek, Lost, Bannock Lakes, y Whitepine Jueves 15 de agosto de 2018 Los vientos más fuertes del jueves sacaron el humo de Leavenworth y de partes del valle del río de Entiat. Los vientos también ayudaron a los bomberos que llevaron a cabo operaciones de quema de combustibles de baja intensidad a lo largo del perímetro sur desde el mirador de Sugarloaf hasta Gold Ridge. Los vientos aumentarán el viernes con una alerta de bandera roja por toda el área del incendio. La humedad sigue siendo críticamente baja. El enfoque del viernes será de mantener las líneas de contención en su lugar en el valle del río Entiat y reforzar la protección en el perímetro sur. Si el clima lo permite, los helicópteros ayudarán a los bomberos en el suelo en el área del mirador de Sugarloaf, donde trabajarán para profundizar la línea de contención; y por encima de...

Incident Update 8-17-18 (Kelly Mountain Fire Wildfire)

8 hours 14 min ago
Republic, WA – Firefighters will be continuing to remove the remaining snags and hazard trees around the fire perimeter today. Crews will work to improve the hose lay around the main fire as they transition into mop-up operations. The three spot fires to the southeast of the main fire have been lined and are no longer a threat to spread. 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 North Fork Trout Creek Road are in place to ensure firefighter and citizen...

2018-08-17 Smoke Outlook North Columbia Basin (McLeod Fire Wildfire)

8 hours 33 min ago
Smoke Outlook North Columbia Basin for August 17, 2018...Fire: Red Flag Warning late this afternoon and evening. A strengthening pressure gradient will bring breezy winds at ridge tops, down to the valley in the afternoon. Warm and dry conditions continue today. Moderate to extreme fire behavior is expected on local wildfires. Smoke Light winds should bring relief today around Yakima, Ellensburg, Moses Lake, Cle Elum, and Leavenworth. All other areas may see slight improvement this morning, with generally declining air quality in the afternoon to evening hours. Expect air quality conditions to decline over the weekend. Other Expect a well deserved break from British Columbia wildfire smoke that has blanketed the forecast area since Monday. This smoke will return to our area early next week with the onset of north winds. A new descriptive term used by an audience member during last nights public meeting for very unhealthy air quality

2018-08-17 Smoke Outlook North Columbia Basin (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

8 hours 38 min ago
Smoke Outlook North Columbia Basin for August 17, 2018...Fire: Red Flag Warning late this afternoon and evening. A strengthening pressure gradient will bring breezy winds at ridge tops, down to the valley in the afternoon. Warm and dry conditions continue today. Moderate to extreme fire behavior is expected on local wildfires. Smoke Light winds should bring relief today around Yakima, Ellensburg, Moses Lake, Cle Elum, and Leavenworth. All other areas may see slight improvement this morning, with generally declining air quality in the afternoon to evening hours. Expect air quality conditions to decline over the weekend. Other Expect a well deserved break from British Columbia wildfire smoke that has blanketed the forecast area since Monday. This smoke will return to our area early next week with the onset of north winds. A new descriptive term used by an audience member during last nights public meeting for very unhealthy air quality

Cougar Creek, Lost, Bannock Lakes, Whitepine Fire Update 08/17/18 (Cougar Creek Fire Wildfire)

8 hours 41 min ago
Acreage: 34,482 Containment: 35 percent Personnel: 1,119 Cougar Creek Fire: Increased winds Thursday pushed fire smoke out of Leavenworth and parts of the Entiat River Valley. The winds also aided firefighters who conducted low intensity burnout operations along the southern perimeter from Sugarloaf Lookout to Gold Ridge. Winds will increase Friday with a Red Flag Warning across the fire area. Humidity continues to be critically low. Friday’s focus is to hold the containment lines in the Entiat River Valley and reinforce protection on the southern perimeter. Weather permitting, helicopters will assist firefighters on the ground in the Sugarloaf Lookout area where they will work to gain more depth of the containment line; and above Grandma Creek, crews will work to hold fire in the steep and rocky terrain. Lost Fire: The Rogue River Hotshots began working the Lost Fire Thursday, and they remained overnight to monitor it. They will be pulled out today to support the Cougar Creek...

Kettle River Fire Update, Friday August 27th (Kettle River Fire Wildfire)

8 hours 50 min ago
The Kettle River Fire did not grow significantly on Thursday. Fire managers are optimistic Friday as specialized crews arrived overnight to help with the difficult work ahead. Friday's complete update can be seen at the link

Miriam Fire Update August 17, 2018 (Miriam Fire Wildfire)

8 hours 56 min ago
Miriam Fire Update Fire Information Line: 360-481-0031 August 17, 2018 – 9 a.m. Acres: Miriam Fire – 2,680 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, 12-engines, 1-dozer, 8-water tenders, 2-masticator and 1-forwarder processor for 332 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 impact the local area. Those sensitive to the smoke should take proper precautions. For further smoke information visit http://wasmoke.blogspot.com/p/state.html or https://www.airnow.gov/ Current Situation on the Miriam Fire: Yesterday, smoke and clouds shaded...

2018-08-17-Update-CrescentMTN (McLeod Fire Wildfire)

9 hours 6 min ago
Crescent Mountain Fire August 17, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Crescent Mountain Fire: approx. 19,500 acres; containment unknownPersonnel: 413Point of Origin: Approximately 21 miles west of TwispStart Date: July 29, 2018 Cause: LightningMcLeod Fire: 10,000 acres; 0% containedPersonnel: 352Point of Origin: Approximately 8 miles north of MazamaStart Date: August 11, 2018 Cause: Lightning Current Activity: Crescent Mountain Fire: Yesterday a spot fire became established south of War Creek and the fire continued to burn actively in Reynolds Creek, spreading west into the Wilderness. Firefighters were able to hold the fire in the area north of Poplar Flat using heavy helicopters. Today, firefighters will continue to mop up and secure fireline along Buttermilk Road, reinforce the contingency line along Slate Creek and Scaffold Ridge, and use aerial resources to slow the fire progress south of War Creek.McLeod Fire: The fire burned actively and grew significantly on all edges of the fire yesterday....

2018-08-17-Update-CrescentMTN (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

9 hours 10 min ago
Crescent Mountain Fire August 17, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Crescent Mountain Fire: approx. 19,500 acres; containment unknown Personnel: 413Point of Origin: Approximately 21 miles west of TwispStart Date: July 29, 2018 Cause: LightningMcLeod Fire: 10,000 acres; 0% containedPersonnel: 352Point of Origin: Approximately 8 miles north of MazamaStart Date: August 11, 2018 Cause: Lightning Current Activity: Crescent Mountain Fire: Yesterday a spot fire became established south of War Creek and the fire continued to burn actively in Reynolds Creek, spreading west into the Wilderness. Firefighters were able to hold the fire in the area north of Poplar Flat using heavy helicopters. Today, firefighters will continue to mop up and secure fireline along Buttermilk Road, reinforce the contingency line along Slate Creek and Scaffold Ridge, and use aerial resources to slow the fire progress south of War Creek. McLeod Fire: The fire burned actively and grew significantly on all edges of the fire...

Boyds Fire Closure Update - August 16, 2018 (Boyds Fire Wildfire)

August 16, 2018 - 7:05pm
CLOSURE UPDATE: Highway 20 is now open temporarily. Fire crews and State DOT crews will be in the area working on the fire starting August 17, 2018 from 6am-6pm. The fire areas they will be working on are be manned by State DOT flagging crews to allow the fire crews to work safely and efficiently. Please slow down and be

Community Meeting Friday, August 17 - Eagle Cliff Grange (Kettle River Fire Wildfire)

August 16, 2018 - 4:04pm
Community MeetingA Community Meeting has been scheduled to discuss the strategy being used to suppress the Kettle River Fire. The meeting will be held on Friday, August 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Eagle Cliff Grange on Customs Road near the fire.Personnel from the Kelley Mountain Fire will also be on hand to answer questions about that fire north of Republic.

Boyds Fire Update - August 16, 2018 (Boyds Fire Wildfire)

August 16, 2018 - 1:00pm
Kettle Falls, WA - The Boyds Fire is located 3 miles west of Kettle Falls, WA. Infrared flights of the fire estimate the size at approximately 3065 acres. However, the containment level has been increased to 18 percent. To date, there have been 4 structures lost on the Boyds fire.Warmer weather conditions and decreased humidity have increased fire activity. Helicopters are working along the northwest perimeter making water drops to cool the area where firefighters continue to work. Due to heavy smoke conditions and low visibility, retardant drops in the area have been delayed. Air attack continues to assess the situation for use in retardant.Firefighters made progress along the Nancy Creek area, tying in containment lines and mopping up along the fire’s edge. The spot fire that developed north of Nancy Creek has been secured. Crews are diligently working around structures to make sure the areas are safe for residents to return. There is still potential along the southern perimeter...

Horns Mountain Fire Update August 16, 2018 (Horns Mountain Wildfire)

August 16, 2018 - 12:12pm
Horns Mountain Fire UpdateAugust 16, 2018, 10:00 amNW Incident Management Team (IMT) 9, Brian Goff, Incident CommanderContact 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 is now 1,293 acres and is 10 percent contained. A full suppression strategy is being implemented, consistent with safety policy. Yesterday, to protect private lands, timber sales, and grazing allotments, crews constructed containment line directly on the western edge of the fire. However, due to the heat generated by heavy dead and down timber being consumed, the firefighters were moved to alternative lines. While the Horns Mountain Fire is not moving rapidly, it is burning intensely. The area has not had significant fire activity in the last 100 years, resulting in an accumulation of standing dead trees and heavy fuels on the ground....

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