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Incident Information -- Northwest Large Fire Information Summary

A Large Fire as defined by the National Wildland Coordinating Group, is any wildland fire in timber 100 acres or greater, and 300 acres or greater in grasslands/rangelands, or has an Incident Management Team assigned to it.

Information received from the National ICS-209 incident reporting database for large fires is updated each morning, and shows what has been reported by the Incident Commander the previous day at 7:00 PM. Information shown for each fire incident on the current day may not reflect changes made since the previous days ICS-209 input.

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Updated:    Thursday, 21st August 2014 at 07:26:15 AM

Carlton Complex

General Info
Carlton Complex WA-NES-000534
5 Miles SW of Okanogan, 7 Miles N of Twisp, 9 Miles SW of Omak, WA 256108
2014-07-14 Lightning
98 2014-08-29
322 single residences destroyed
3 multiple residences destroyed 1 nonresidential commercial property destroyed 145 other minor structures destroyed
Timber, Brush, and Grass
WA Dept. of Natural Resources
Resources
251 2 0 15
Incident Contacts

Fire Information (509) 997-0878

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3967/#

https://www.facebook.com/CarltonComplexWildFire

http://upperfallslittlebridgefire.blogspot.com

Status

The Carlton Complex is located five miles SW of Okanogan. The complex is 256,108 acres and 98% contained. Suppression repair continues by crews in the fire perimeter and is anticipated to take a week.

2014-08-20 08:43:08

Chiwaukum Complex

General Info
Chiwaukum Complex WA-OWF-000356
Near the towns of Leavenworth and Entiat, WA 27969
2014-07-15 Lightning
70 0000-00-00
98 single residences threatened on the Duncan Fire 244 single residences threatened on the Hansel Fire 163 additional single residences within the Complex
4 minor structures destroyed; 2 damaged
Timber, Brush, and Grass
USDA Forest Service
Resources
491 5 4 21
Incident Contacts

Chiwaukum Fire Information: 509-548-0139

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3976/#

https://www.facebook.com/Baldsistersfire?ref=br_tf#!/ChiwaukumCreekFire

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ChiwaukumComplex

Status

The Chiwaukum Complex experienced warmer temperatures yesterday. Where there was still sheltered heat, fire behavior increased as expected. Today will be the warmest day since the rain last week with temperatures in the high 80s. Winds will be primarily terrain driven and may gust to 25-35 mph tonight. Firefighters will continue to work on the fires with safety in mind. The warming trend and winds forecast for Tuesday will test the containment efforts and line construction put in place over the last several days. Sufficient firefighting resources remain in place in Leavenworth and Entiat for any flare ups or new fires in the area. All helicopters have been moved to the Fish Lake Air Strip and are now in a more central location within the complex. Today the Duncan Fire will show minimal fire activity with some creeping and little growth is expected. There are still heated areas within the fire that crews will work on as safety permits. Rehabilitation of the Shady Pass Road will continue. The Hansel Creek Fire still has some heat on the western front. Helicopters used bucket drops yesterday to cool down small flare ups. They will be available to assist crews as needed today. Firefighters have strengthened the lines and will continue rehab efforts on the north side. Yesterday on the Shoofly Fire, hand crews completed the contingency lines on the south and east flanks of the fire. Today, the crews will patrol the area and monitor the fire. The Alpine Fire will be patrolled and monitored. Crews completed mop-up efforts yesterday and will continue to work on rehabilitation of the lines today. The status of the Chiwaukum Creek Fire improved yesterday as engines continued mop up efforts, the hand line on McCue ridge was completed and chipping along Hwy 2 was finished. Crews will patrol the area today.

2014-08-20 08:42:50

Devil's Elbow Complex

General Info
Devil's Elbow Complex WA-COA-000161
Colville Indian Reservation 26428
2014-08-03 Lightning
80 2014-08-21
2 minor structures destroyed
Timber, grass
Tribal Agency
Resources
725 20 3 39
Incident Contacts

509 634-2070

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4059/#

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Devil'sElbowComplex

Status

With 60% containment, firefighters have nearly contained the Devil’s Elbow Complex fire at 26,428 acres. They continue to secure fire lines, gridding and mopping up to ensure that there is no heat within 100 feet of the line or 300 feet of houses. In some areas, hose lays with hundreds of sprinkler heads have been set up to provide water to cool and extinguish any remaining fire. Yesterday, an isolated thunder cell dropped from 1/3 to ½ inch of rain on the northern portion of the fire. This will slow its drying and provide more opportunity for the crews that are improving direct fire lines next to quiet portions of the fire. A dry cold front is expected to bring wind gusts of 25-30 mph to exposed ridges tomorrow. The southern parts of the fire didn’t receive any rain yesterday, so continue to be more flammable. This morning, Fire Behavior Analyst Boyd Lebeda encouraged firefighters to be attentive to places where smoldering debris could fall or roll down steep slopes and spread the fire again. Evacuation Levels will be evaluated for reduction following the cold front passage. Burned area rehabilitation is occurring to stabilize slopes and secure areas around structures. Deputy Incident Commander Brian Gales also urged firefighters to maintain a high level of awareness because seemingly quiet fires can quickly renew their activity and because many accidents occur as demobilized firefighters travel back to their home units. Most of the resources currently fighting this fire will be demobilized over the next few days as work is completed, leaving approximately 70 firefighters for patrol and holding under a Type III organization.

2014-08-20 08:42:31

Little Bridge Creek

General Info
Little Bridge Creek WA-OWF-000538
10 miles north of Winthrop, WA 4958
2014-08-02 Lightning
79 2014-09-01
Grass, brush, timber
USDA Forest Service
Resources
312 4 4 7
Incident Contacts

(509) 997-0880

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4051/#

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LittleBridgeCreek

Status

The Little Bridge Creek Fire, located 10 miles west of Winthrop, WA between Canyon Creek and Little Bridge Creek, is 79% contained. The fire burn area remains at 4,958 acres. There is minimal fire behavior and crews continue to mop-up and construct direct lines.

2014-08-21 07:25:12

Snag Canyon

General Info
Snag Canyon WA-SES-000559
12 miles North of Ellensburg, WA 12667
2014-08-02 Lightning
89 0000-00-00
10 residences destroyed; 1 residence damaged; 248 residences threatened
12 minor structures destroyed
Grass, brush, timbeer
WA Dept. of Natural Resources
Resources
359 8 4 18
Incident Contacts

509 731-3641

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4046/#

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SnagCanyon

Status

In spite of gusty, erratic winds, firelines held yesterday and containment increased to 87%. Minimal fire behavior was observed as crews continued to patrol and mop-up 200 feet inside control lines. On the un- controlled perimeter, crews will continue to hold and secure lines and patrol spots along the fire edge. Rehab is progressing rapidly as damages caused by suppression efforts are repaired and put back as closely to their natural state as possible. Mitigation efforts include leveling soil berms caused by dozer line, repairing and replacing fences, installing water bars and grass seeding of disturbed soils Public and firefighter safety remain our top priority. Weather Outlook: Today will continue to be breezy with west/northwest winds of 10-15 mph with gusts to 23. Temperatures are expected to be between 65-77 with humidities between 23-34%.

2014-08-21 07:24:41

Somers

General Info
Somers OR-WWF-000793
15 miles east of Imnaha, OR; west of Pittsburg Landing 35933
2014-08-03 Lightning
63 0000-00-00
1 single family residences threatened
14 minor structures threatened; one minor structure destroyed
Grass, timber
USDA Forest Service
Resources
299 4 10 6
Incident Contacts

541-432-0119

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4053/#

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SomersFire

Status

The 308 personnel assigned to the Somers Fire continue to work the steep and rugged terrain to create additional containment. The 35,917-acre fire currently remains 58 percent contained. Due to heavy firefighter traffic along the Hat Point Road, the road remains closed. The route will be reopened as soon as safely possible, with the goal of opening in advance of bow season. Today's anticipated cooler weather will assist containment efforts. Suppression efforts will include focusing on the six hotspots that were located in the Thompson Creek area. Fire crews will also focus on securing and improving handlines around the Deep Creek area where flames were visible yesterday. Rehabilitation of fireline will continue on the western portion of the fire and structure protection wrap will be removed. The eastern portion of the fire will be patrolled by air. Somers Fire resources currently assigned include: five Type 1 crews, two Type 2 crews, six engines, eight water tenders, one jet boat, three Type 1 helicopters, three Type 2 helicopters, four Type 3 helicopters and one air attack platform. To reduce travel time and increase time suppressing the fire, most firefighters are spiked out closer to the Somers Fire.

2014-08-21 07:23:54

South Cle Elum Ridge

General Info
South Cle Elum Ridge WA-OWF-000621
10 miles southwest of Cle Elum, WA 894
2014-08-07 Lightning
93 0000-00-00
Timber
USDA Forest Service
Resources
269 6 0 16
Incident Contacts

Fire Information: 206-639-7632

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4066/

Status

Firelines were tested yesterday as a wind event moved through the area bringing erratic winds with gusts up to 30 mph. Firefighters observed minimal smoldering fire behavior. There are a few areas on the southwest side of the fire with heavy concentrations of fuels that require mop-up. The Forest Service closure in the area of the South Cle Elum Ridge Fire is still in place. The area closure includes all roads and trails within that area. Be sure you know where you are and that you are not violating the closure. It is being strictly enforced. Weather Outlook: Today will continue to be breezy with west/northwest winds of 10-15 mph with gusts to 23. Temperatures are expected to be between 65-77 with humidities between 23-34%.

2014-08-21 07:22:59

South Fork Complex

General Info
South Fork Complex OR-PRD-000649
20 miles south of John Day, OR 65256
2014-08-01 Lightning
86 2014-09-01
12 residences are threatened; 2 residences destroyed
10 minor structures threatened
timber, grass
USDI Bureau of Land Management
Resources
622 17 6 22
Incident Contacts

866-347-0636

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/#

Status

Crews were prepared for initial attack on fires following the lightning storm on Sunday. Even with the increasing wind, no new fires were found outside the fire area. Due to the windy conditions, no burnout operations were conducted. All efforts were devoted to improving and holding lines on the north, east and south sides of the fire. The west side of the fire was patrolled by air. Handcrews concentrated on the northeast edge checking for hotspots and improving firelines. Helicopters dropped water on smokes in the interior on the southeast portion of the fire. Weather and Fire Behavior High pressure is forecast to build in from the northwest, following the cold front passage from yesterday. This will lead to less wind, cooler temperatures and slightly higher humidity. Weather conditions are predicted to be favorable for burnout operations. Today’s Operations Fire crews will continue to check lines on the northwest corner from the Aldrich Ridge to the South Fork of the John Day River. Emphasis will be placed on the northeast side where crews will strengthen the line with hand ignition along the 2150 road and down to the Thorn Creek burn scar. The east side is planned to be in hold and mop-up, while strengthening the lines. The southeast and south sides of the fire are in a patrol and suppression repair status. The west side of the fire will be patrolled by air. Aviation resources will continue to support suppression efforts with bucket drops to cool hotspots along the line and on interior flare-ups. There may be increased smoke in the Aldrich Lookout area due to burning operations.

2014-08-21 07:22:18

Staley Complex

General Info
Staley Complex OR-WIF-140210
28 miles south of Oakridge, OR 280
2014-07-30 Lightning
70 2014-08-22
None
None
Timber, understory
USDA Forest Service
Resources
423 10 6 14
Incident Contacts

541-782-5359

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4041/#

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23StaleyComplex

Status

2014-08-21 07:20:46

Upper Falls

General Info
Upper Falls WA-OWF-000570
17 miles north of Winthrop, 37 miles northwest of Omak 8120
2014-08-12 Lightning
59 2014-09-12
Timber
USDA Forest Service
Resources
201 4 0 8
Incident Contacts

509-997-0880

inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/9060

https://www.facebook.com/CarltonComplexWildFire

http://www.upperfallslittlebridgefire.blogspot.com/

Status

The Upper Falls Fire, located 17 miles north of Winthrop, remains at 8,120 acres of burned area. The fire is now 59% contained. Smoldering and creeping will continue in the heavy dead and down fuels along Bud Creek and 8 Mile Creek. Crews continue to mop-up and construct direct lines around the perimeter of the fire.

2014-08-21 07:19:30

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