Northern California Preparedness Level: 2 (On a scale from 1 to 5)
Southern California Preparedness Level: 3 (On a scale from 1 to 5)
Current National Situation: Initial attack activity was light yesterday with 127 new fires. 3 new large fires reported and 2 large fires contained.
Two MAFFS C-130 air tankers and support personnel from the 153rd Airlift Wing (Wyoming Air National Guard) have been deployed to Boise, ID to support wildland fire suppression operations in the western U.S.
Sand, Amador-El Dorado Unit, Cal Fire. Transfer of command from Cal Fire IMT 1 (Patterson) back to the local unit will occur tomorrow. Five miles north of Plymouth, CA. Timber and grass. Smoldering. Evacuations have been lifted.
El Portal, Yosemite NP. IMT 1 (Joseph). IMT is also managing the Dark Hole fire. One mile east of El Portal, CA. Oak, chaparral and grass. Moderate fire behavior with torching and short-range spotting. Community of Foresta threatened. Evacuations, area and road closures in effect.
Portuguese, off Shirttail Canyon near Foresthill in Placer County. Lightning-caused fire. Difficult access and steep terrain. The fire is burning on the ridge top. It is burning in the vicinity of the old Robbers Fire, in the Yankee Jims area. Read More
July Lightning, Tahoe National Forest, various locations. Lightning-caused fires on the Tahoe National Forest will be posted here.
Silvercreek II - Washington
July 12, 2014
Silvercreek II, Colville Agency, BIA. Three miles southeast of Keller, WA. Timber. Interior smoldering. Last report unless significant activity occurs.
Rock Hill - Washington
July 10, 2014
Rock Hill, Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office. Thirteen miles west of Mansfield, WA. Brush. Minimal fire behavior. Residences threatened.
Saddle Mountain - Washington
July 22, 2014
Saddle Mountain, Spokane District, BLM. Nine miles south of Vantage, WA. Brush and grass. Active fire behavior. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect.
Road C - Washington
July 29, 2014
Road C, Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office. Started on private land four miles southwest of Mansfield, WA. Grass. Active fire behavior. Residences threatened. Evacuations in effect.
Simpson Complex - Utah
Simpson Complex (2 fires), Salt Lake Field Office, BLM. Fifteen miles west of Vernon, UT. Pinyon pine, juniper and brush. Smoldering. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday.
Black - Utah
Black, Uinta/Wasatch-Cache NF. Twenty miles southwest of Vernon, UT. Timber. Creeping and smoldering. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday.
Levan - Utah
August 1, 2014
Levan, Central Area, Utah DFF. IMT 2 (Rosenthal). One mile south of Levan, UT. Timber, brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Area closure in effect. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday.
Hampton - Nevada
Hampton, Humboldt-Toiyabe NF. Previously reported incident. Thirty-nine miles east of Ely, NV. Timber, brush and grass. Running and torching.
Bear Trap, Humboldt-Toiyabe NF. IMT 2 (Kidd). Forty-five miles east of Warm Springs, NV. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with torching. Structures threatened.
Sampson - Nevada
July 29, 2014
Sampson, Ely District, BLM. Sixty miles northeast of Ely, NV. Pinyon pine, juniper and brush. Creeping and smoldering. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday.
Elk Springs, White River Field Office, BLM. Two miles south of Elk Springs, CO. Chaparral. Smoldering. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday.
Bridge 99 Complex, Deschutes NF. Twenty miles north of Sisters, OR. Mixed conifer, brush and grass. Smoldering. Structures threatened. Road and area closures in effect. Last report unless significant activity occurs.
Buzzard Complex, Burns District, BLM. Thirteen miles northwest of Riverside, OR. Juniper, brush and grass. Smoldering. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.
Bingham Complex - Oregon
Bingham Complex (2 fires), Willamette NF. Five miles east of Marion Forks, OR. Timber. Last report unless significant activity occurs.
Logging Unit Complex - Oregon
August 1, 2014
Logging Unit Complex (5 fires), Warm Springs Agency, BIA. IMT 1 (Schulte). Twenty-five miles northwest of Warm Springs, OR. Timber, medium logging slash and brush. Creeping and smoldering. Structures threatened. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping.
Center - Oregon
Center, Prineville District, BLM. Started on private land three miles northeast of Post, OR. Juniper, brush and grass. No new information.
Ochoco Complex - Oregon
July 29, 2014
Ochoco Complex, Ochoco NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (Dunford) back to the local unit will occur tomorrow. Twenty-eight miles east of Prineville, OR. Timber. Smoldering. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Area closure in effect.
Kitten Complex - Oregon
July 31, 2014
Kitten Complex (4 fires), Vale District, BLM. Transfer of command from IMT 1 (Poncin) back to the local unit will occur tomorrow. Twelve miles south of Ironside, OR. Brush. Smoldering with isolated torching. Structures threatened. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.
Chiwaukum Complex - Washington
Chiwaukum Complex, Okanogan/Wenatchee NF. IMT 1 (Dueitt). Nine miles northwest of Leavenworth, WA. Timber, heavy logging slash and brush. Creeping and smoldering with isolated torching. Numerous residences threatened. Evacuations, area and road closures in effect.
Carlton Complex, Northeast Region, DNR. IMT 1 (Opliger), IMT 1 (Blume), IMT 2 (Rabe), IMT 2 (Allbee) and NIMO (Hahnenberg). Started on private land seven miles south of Twisp, WA. Timber, light logging slash and brush. Creeping and smoldering. Numerous structures threatened. Area and road closures in effect.
Lone Mountain 1 - Washington
September 15, 2014
Lone Mountain 1, North Cascades NP. IMT 2 (Hutton). Three miles northeast of Stehekin, WA. Timber and brush. Creeping. Area closure in effect.
Current Large Fires
Fire locations are based on data provided by the National Interagency Fire Center and are subject to change.
Large Incident: A wildfire of 100 acres or more occuring in timber, or a wildfire of 300 acres or more occuring in grass/sage. Wildland Fire: Any nonstructure fire, other than prescribed fire, that occurs in the wildland. Wildland Fire - IMT1: Wildland fire; Type 1 Incident Management Team Assigned. Wildland Fire - IMT2: Wildland fire; Type 2 Incident Management Team Assigned. Wildland Fire - Other: Wildland fire; Other Incident Management Team Assigned besides a Type 1 or Type 2 team (e.g. Type 3). Wildland Fire Use (WFU) Fire - A naturally ignited wildland fire that is managed to accomplish specific prestated resource management objectives in predefined geographic areas outlined in Fire Management Plans.
Map information provided courtesy of the UDSA Remote Sensing Application Center using data provided by the National Interagency Fire Center. The data is subject to change.
Showers and thunderstorms will develop over most of the Intermountain West and Rocky Mountains today as moisture continues to rotate under a strong ridge of high pressure aloft. Isolated dry thunderstorms with gusty outflow winds are possible in portions of Oregon and Idaho, but elsewhere storms will bring precipitation, especially near the Rockies where heavy rainfall is expected to begin today. It will remain hot over the western U.S. with showers and thunderstorms expected in the Gulf Coast region along a cold front.
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