#TinderFire | Arizona | NEW!

EAST CLEAR CREEK, Ariz. – A wildfire that ignited originally about 1.5 miles NE of the Blue Ridge Reservoir on Friday, April 27, 2018, is said to be human-caused.  An exact ignition source is unknown at this time.

Fire is near Forest Road 95. Smoke was headed NE towards Blue Ridge & SR 87. | Credit: Coconino Forest Service

RESOURCES

There are approximately 500 personnel including 7 hotshot crews, 3 initial attack crews, engines, bull dozers, helicopters and overhead teams.  Incident Cooperators include Coconino Emergency Management and Coconino Sheriff’s Office.

FUELS

Fire fuels consist of timber, pine and mixed conifer that include grass and understory.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

Image looking north near Clints Well. | Credit: AZ DOT

There has been 500 acres consumed.

EVACUATIONS

Immediate evacuation of the following areas:

  • Mosqui Ranchettes
  • Starlight Pines
  • Clear Creek Pines
  • Tamerron Pines
  • Ponderosa Pine
  • Timber Ridge
  • Pine Canyon
  • east and west of Hwy 87
  • Timber Ranch
  • Mogollon Ranches

Officials are recommending that you travel north on Hwy 87 to Winslow. SB roads are closed.

SHELTERS

Red Cross Shelter has been set-up at Winslow Jr. H.S., 1100 N. Colorado Avenue. 

Animal Shelter has been opened for dogs and cats at the Winslow Animal Lake Shelter, 548 Barrigan Rd, Winslow, AZ 86047.  

Large Animal Shelter is open at the Holbrook Navajo County Fairgounds.

ALERTS

Emergency Alerts

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Sign up for Emergency Alerts to receive changes on current conditions, fire updates.  Conconino County Emergency Alerts:

http://coconino.az.gov/ready

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TWITTER – https://twitter.com/CoconinoCounty

Health Alerts

“Smoke from the fire may increase as winds pick-up. Coconino County health officials are encouraging individuals to take precautions to protect themselves from health effects of wildfire smoke. People with pre-existing conditions should avoid exposure to the smoke as much as possible, and consult their physician if they have any questions.”

Fire Weather

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The Weather Service is forecasting very windy conditions and high fire danger. A RED FLAG warning is in effect. The County is in a Stage 1 Fire Level. | Credit:  US National Weather – Flagstaff, Arizona

 

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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: 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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Oklahoma Wildfires | 2

State of Oklahoma – As you many of you are aware, there are multiple wildfires breaking out in the United States which we will be bringing as a combined daily post separated by each State.

FYI:  “Oklahoma EMD is working with Dewey & Woodward Counties EMD to provide a survey for residents to submit damage info caused by 34 Complex and Rhea Fires.” – OKEMD

 

#34ComplexFire

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The faces behind the incident who work tirelessly during planning, briefing and putting it all into action. | Credit:  Oklahoma Forestry Services

This fire is burning 6 miles north of Woodward.  Fire behavior is minimal with smoldering and creeping with homes still under threat.

67,778 acres with a 45% containment status has been reached.

There are 218 personnel attached to this incident along with 28 engines, 1 helicopter.

33 structures have been lost and the CTD for fire suppression and containment expenses have reached $600,000.

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FIRE FACT:  “Not only does fire consume acres of land, brush, grasses and anything in its path including power poles is amazing how quickly it goes up in smoke.”

It is important for those who protect, serve and repair its communities infrastructure.  OKFS has observed the quick action of Northwestern Electric Coop employees have been so quick to repair these poles a high rate of speed and impressing Fire Officials on this wildfire.

Conditions firefighters are faced with as they work to suppress and contain these firestorms | Credit:  Oklahoma Forestry Services

FIRE FACT:  “There has been 2 confirmed fatalities of a 61 yo male in Roger Mills County and a woman who died in her car near Seiling.  There have been a total of 3 smoke inhalation and 6 heat-related injuries reported.”

#BrunerFire

The Bruner Fire is located 8 miles south of Mannford in the Okmulgee Field Office of the Bureau of Indian Agency (BIA).  Hardwood litter is the fire fuel.

There are no resources but 21 engines assigned. Unsure what the exact details are for this type of stat.

There has been 334 acres destroyed but crews have reached a 50% containment status.

$1,000 in damages has been recorded as today’s total in suppression and containment costs-to-date.

MASS FEEDING INFO:  The American Red Cross continues to provide meals to firefighters and residents impacted by the Rhea and 34 Complex wildfires.

 

#CaliFire

The Cali Fire is located 11 miles west of Skiatook with timber being the main fire fuel burning.  There are 796 acres destroyed but crews have reached an 85% containment status.

There are 12 personnel assigned with 4 engines.

Total costs-to-date have reached $3,000.

SHELTER INFO:  First Baptist Church – 301 N Noble Ave, Watonga & elm Grove Community Church – 53502 S county Rd 226 in Chester, Oklahoma.

#ClearCreekFire

This fire is located in BIA – Osage Agency territory and located 7 miles SW of Pawhuska.

There has been 2,700 acres scorched and fire crews have reached a 60% containment status.

There are 79 personnel assigned along with 42 engines.

$6,000 is the total for CDT suppression and containment efforts.

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Photo Credit:  Oklahoma Forestry Services

MASS FEEDING (Laverne):  The Red Cross is providing food and beverages to responders on a wildfire near Laverne in Beaver County.

#HarrahRoadFire (NEW)

The unnamed wildfire was reported by the Oklahoma County Emergency Management Agency or OKCEMA today located at SE 29th Street and Harrah Road.  Five fire departments were dispatched to the scene.  Limited information.

#LaverneFire (NEW)

The Beaver County Emergency Management Agency reported a fire north of US 412 west of Laverne.  Forestry resources were on-scene providing aerial fire suppression support. Limited info.

 

#RheaFire 

FIRE FACT:  “This has been far the year as the most historic fire danger in all of western Oklahoma.” – Echoed through Fire Communities

The Rhea Fire is listed about 1 mile west of Reha in tall grass and brush.  Fire behavior is active with single-tree torching, spotting and short-crown runs.  Numerous structures are still under threat.

248,589 acres that has a 3% containment status.

There are 80 personnel assigned with 18 engines, 1 helicopter.  50 structures have been lost.  As of 1530 hours PDT, the National Guard has been activated to help with fire suppression efforts (reported by News Media)

Evacuations were ordered today for residents in and around Oakwood and areas near Seiling. Oklahoma Forestry Services or OFS is providing 3 heavy air tankers.  OK City Emergency Management or OKCEM has deployed a 4 member EOC team to provide support.

Total cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment expenses have reached $976,000.

WAYS TO HELP, OTHER INCIDENT INFORMATION

For more detailed information about these wildfires or where to gain access to services and assistance, check out this link that goes to the Oklahoma County Office of Emergency Management.

https://www.ok.gov/OEM/Emergencies_&_Disasters/2018/20180412_Wildfire_Event/20180417_Situation_Update_6.html

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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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