CA Wildfire | Grape Fire | New!

REDDING, CA – The Sims Restoration Project area prescribed burn has officially been declared a wildfire on Thursday April 26, 2018.  It is burning about 10 miles north of Hayfork, California.

Fire vehicle assigned to Grape Fire

Photo Credit:  Shasta-Trinity National Forest

The fire was originally reported on April 24, 2018 at 1659 hours PDT.

Feller assigned to Grape Fire

Photo Credit:  Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Personnel

There are approximately 168 personnel assigned to this wildfire.

The IC attached to this incident is Paul Johnson.

Equipment

Alongside staffing there are an unknown number of engines, hand crews, fallers and bull dozers that are building containment lines around the fire perimeter.

Additionally, there is an attack plane and a Type 1 helicopter being used as aerial fire suppression resources.

Incident Cooperators

Incident Cooperators include those from the Six Rivers and the Shasta-Trinity National Forests.

Size Up

There has been about 150 acres of heavy brush and timber and grass has been scorched but fire crews have successfully reached a 10% containment status.

Fire Fuels

Fire fuels are drying out much faster than expected and causing fire behavior to become more intense.

Tactics-Operations

Fire crews are also working together on structure protection which includes public/private properties, water systems PG&E transmission lines and natural forest stands.

Social Media

#CAwildfire2018 #CA #Wildfires

 

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NM Wildfire: Diener Canyon Fire | April 23, 2018

Incident Summary | The Diener Canyon Fire ignited when a spot fire escaped from a Prescribed Fire about 7 miles south of Bluewater on the Cibola National Forest in New Mexico.  This occurred on Thursday on April 12, 2018, around 1600 hours.

Fire Officials are estimating the containment date to be around Thursday on May 31, 2018.

Resources | There are now 55 fire personnel along with 4 engines and 2 helos.  This fire is being managed an Albuquerque Type 3 IMT took command of the fire on April 22, 2018 at 0600 hours.

Size Up | Fire behavior is minimal with backing, creeping and smoldering.  There has been 9,338 acres of ponderosa pine litter and short grasses that has been consumed.  It is burning within the old fire scar from 2004.

Fire crews are currently mopping up and securing existing containment lines.  They will continue with rehab work.  A 92% containment status has been reached.

Damage Assessment | Fire suppression and containment costs have reached a high of $2,800,000.

Social Media | #DienerCanyonFire #NMwildfire2018

 

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AZ Wildfire: Rattlesnake Fire | April 23, 2018

Incident Summary | The Rattlesnake Fire started on April 11, 2018 around 1330 hours MST, about 43 miles SE of Whiteriver and 20 miles SW of Alpine, as well as 50 miles NW of San Carlos, Arizona.

It is said to be also burning on the Forth Apache and San Carlos Indian Reservations and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.

Smoke is visible from burn out operations on the southern end of the Rattlesnake Fire April 23rd, 2018.

Firing Operations have begun. | Credit:  Fort Apache Agency

Resources | There are approximately 545 personnel alongside 14 crews, 17 engines and 4 helicopters. assigned to IC Jeff Andrews with the SW Area IMT Team 5.

Size Up | Around 16,891 acres of timber (litter and understory), one foot of short grass and heavy logging slash have been consumed.  Fire crews have reached a 25% containment status.

There has been 0 structures lost but fire suppression and containment costs have soared to $5.2 Million to date.

Incident Cooperators | BIA, Apache-Sitgreaves NFs, Northeastern AZ Public Information System 311

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AZ Wildfire: Indian Meadow | 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A structure fire was reported in the area of Hwy 64 at mile post 216-17 that occurred on Monday, April 23, 2018, spread into the wildland interface.  Officials state the fire was observed moving in the northeast direction as it burned through pinyon juniper and short grasses.

RESOURCES

There are currently 50 personnel assigned along with IC Adam Paul with the KNF.

SIZE UP 

Though it could have been much worse, crews alike have stopped the forward progression of this fire and is currently being held at 160 acres with the initial report of 35 acres.

There has been one structure lost and several others under current threat which means there is a pre-evacuation notice that has been issued for those within five miles of the fire.

EVACUATIONS

Evacuation can been received by calling the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at 928-774-4523.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using the following hashtags for this incident:

#IndianMeadowFire  #AZwildfire2018

 

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Virginia’s Wildfire | New!

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A new wildfire name the Gate Mountain Fire was recently reported on April 13, 2018 around 1700 hours.

LOCATION

It is located 8 miles west of Timberville and south of SR 259 near Fulks Run on Gate Mountain in Rockingham, Virginia and on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.

SIZE UP

The fire behavior is active with backing, flanking and up hill runs. There has been 925 acres of hardwood litter and brush that has been destroyed.

Fire crews have reached a 50% containment status.

RESOURCES

There are 42 personnel assigned to this incident along with 1 crew, 4 engines and 1 helicopter.

Incident Cooperators include the VA Department of Forestry and the USDA Forest Service.

SOCIAL MEDIA

#GateMountainFire #VAwildfire2018

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Florida Wildfires | 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY

There are several wildfires still burning on the Big Cypress National Preserve of the National Park Service in the State of Florida, which we have been combined into a single post.

#SpoonbillFire

The Spoonbill Fire is burning on the Big Cypress National Preserve of the National Park Service, about 30 miles east of Naples, Florida.

There has been 1,843 acres of Southern rough and grass that have been destroyed.  The fire behavior is minimal with smoldering which is great news for tireless efforts performed by all involved with this incident.

They have reached an 85% containment status.

The total cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment efforts have topped out at $250,000.

#BuzzardFire

Photo Credit | Big Cypress National Preserve

The Buzzard Fire is located about 1.5 miles from the eastern boundary of the park and most of the fire is due north of the North Raccoon Trail. It was reported as a wildfire on April 10, 2018.

The fire has burned approximately 2,400 acres.

The cause is determined to be from a lightning strike.

* Closure Alert:  All recreational use including Off-Road Vehicles, hiking, hunting, camping and commercial activities are prohibited in closure areas to promote visitor safety during wildfire activity. *

#VultureFire

The Vulture Fire is located about .5 miles from the eastern boundary of the Preserve and about 1 mile NE of north Raccoon Tail.

Firefighters have reached a 90% containment status.

Cause was also determined to be from a lightning strike over the area.

SOCIAL MEDIA

#SpoonbillFire #BuzzardFire #VultureFire #FLwildfire2018

 

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Texas’ Wildfires Ablaze Across State | 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Due to so many wildfires and so time consuming to separate them all, we combining them into a single post.  Here is a combined list for all wildfires in the State of Texas for Monday, April 16, 2018.

 

#CarbonFire

The Carbon Fire is on managed land by the TX A&M Forest Service and mutual aid on-scene assisting with this fire. Fire behavior is moderate.  This fire also started on private land and is located 7 miles east of Shamrock.  12,530 acres have been scorched but there is a 75% containment status.  3 personnel with further resources are on the fire line.  There are still structures being threatened. $1,000 cost-to-date have been reached.

 

 

#2473Fire

The 2473 Fire is located in Gray County, TX.  The fire is estimated at 800 acres with an 80% containment status.  Moderate fire behavior with 2 structures are currently under threat.  Crews are working on structure protecting and improving containment lines.

#CR205Fire

The CR 205 Fire is located 18 miles NW of Ozona and is managed by the TX A&M Forest Service.  There has been 2,500 acres of tall grass and brush that has been destroyed.  There is an 80% containment status.  Moderate fire behavior is reported.  9 personnel are assigned with no additional resources or equipment.  Structures are under threat.  Costs-to-dates have reached $1,000 as of this posting date and time.

#CR26Fire

This wildfire is located 11 miles NE of Shamrock.  At the moment, there have been 1,386 acres of tall grass that has been scorched.  Fire crews have a 95% containment status.  Structures are under threat.  Fire behavior is minimal.  19 personnel with 2 engines are assigned.  There has been a $1,000 CTD reached.

 

#HarborBayFire

The Harbor Bay Fire is burning 1 mile south of Mason that started on private land and has destroyed 1,109 acres of brush and tall grass. Fire behavior remains moderate but there is a 90% containment status. Structures are under threat.  8 structures were previously lost.

#HighPlainsFire

The High Plains Fire is located in Hutchinson County with an estimated 700 – 800 acre fire that has a 30% containment status.  Forward progression has been stopped but 20-30 homes are still considered being threatened.  0 have been lost or reported as damaged.  Multiple aircraft are helping with fire suppression efforts.

#MillironFire 

Located 2 miles south of Wellington is being handled by resources by the Texas A&M Forest Service along with mutual aid resources.  This fire was started on private land.  There has been 26,979 acres of land destroyed and fire behavior is active.  There is a 75% containment status.  14 personnel are assigned with 1 engine.  Structures are under threat with 21 already lost.  $1,000 cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment status have been reached.

#WalstonFire

The Walston  Fire also started on private land and is located 1 mile south of Mason.  There has been 1,700 acres of tall grass and brush that have been consumed by the fire.  However, there is a 40% containment status.  Fire behavior remains active.  43 personnel are assigned along with 8 engines.  Cost-to-date expenses are $1,000.

 

 

FIRE WATCH

<p>    April 16, 2018 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — There is
high probability of a significant wildfire outbreak in West Texas and the
Panhandle Tuesday, April 17 with elevated to critical wildfire conditions
present today.  
  The areas of concern include Amarillo, Ft. Stockton,
and Midland/Odessa.  
  “With these con</p>

Weather forecasters are warning those who play, visit, work and live to extremely careful with fire as there is a high probability of a significant wildfire outbreak in West Texas and in the Panhandle on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.  These alerts are being elevated to critical wildfire conditions listing areas of concern for the Amarillo, Ft. Stockton and the Midland/Odessa areas.  http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=28344

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using the above wildfires that have their respected hashtagged fire names listed.  Additionally, we are using #TXwildfire2018 to help us track them during this Fire Season.

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