AZ Wildfire | #LongFire | New!

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Firefighters were dispatched to a wildfire that broke out near Long Park, approximately 2 miles southwest of Mormon Lake Village on the Coconino National Forest.

The fire was said to be at 5 acres.

USDA Forest Service firefighters were said to be in the process of securing a containment line around the wind-driven fire and suppressing spot fires.

Fire personnel and resources include 3 engines, 2 water tenders, 1 bulldozer, 1 (20) person Type I crew (hotshot) and 1 (20) person Type 2 crew (AZ DOC Winslow Facility).

There are no evacuations currently in effect at the moment but the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office will be monitoring the fire and will make a Public Service Announcement should there be any in the near future.

No cause is known at this time.

No injuries have been reported to firefighters or to civilians.

 

(c) 2018 Firestorms and Disasters

Oklahoma’s #ClearCreekFire | New!

Incident Summary

A new wildfire was reported on Monday, April 16, 2018 about 7 miles SW of Pawhuska, Oklahoma on the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Osage Agency area.

This wildfire has been named the Clear Creek Fire.

Resources

There are 79 personnel assigned along with 42 engines.

Size Up

Currently, the fire has eaten up 2,700 acres but fire crews have successfully reached a 6% containment status.

Damage Assessment

The the costs-to-date have reached $6,000.

 

(c) 2018 Firestorms & Disasters

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