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Wildfires Threaten Energy Infrastructure, Numerous Structures in US, Canada

Posted by feww on July 9, 2017

UPDATED

Mass evacuations ordered as wildfires threaten numerous buildings, consume 100s of thousands of acres in US, Canada

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Initial attack activity: Moderate 230 new fires
New large incidents: 20
Large fires contained: 9
Uncontained large fires: 50

Active Incident Resource Summary
Total fires: 100
Cumulative acres: 723,737.28
Crews: 337
Engines: 920
Helicopters: 121
Personnel: 13,462

Fires and Acres Year-to-Date

TOTAL FIRES: 32,494
TOTAL ACRES: 3,372,927

Ten Year Average (2007 – 2016 as of today)

Fires: 35,242
Acres: 2,508,108

Prescribed Fires and Acres Year-to-Date

TOTAL FIRES: 61,096
TOTAL ACRES: 2,873,111

Canada

Canada Fires and Hectares
FIRES YEAR-TO-DATE: 1,904
HECTARES YEAR-TO-DATE: 276,677 (683,392.19 acres)

Fires Threatening Energy Infrastructure, Homes; Forcing Mass Evacuations

Great Basin (PL 4)
New fires: 44
New large incidents: 10
Uncontained large fires: 20

Draw Fire. Fifty miles east of Fallon, NV. Extreme fire behavior. Structures threatened. Evacuations and road closures in effect. Energy infrastructure threatened. Sage – grouse habitat threatened.

Barrett Springs Fire. Eight miles west of Winnemucca. Extreme fire behavior. Structures threatened.

Aspen, Truckee Meadows Fire . Eighteen miles northeast of Reno, NV. Active fire behavior. Structures threatened. Evacuations, road and area closures in effect. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.

Winnemucca Ranch, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District. Started on private land 15 miles north of Reno, NV. Brush and short grass. Numerous structures threatened.

Earthstone Fire. Started on private land five miles northeast of Sparks, NV. Structures threatened.

Brianhead Fire. One mile north of Brian Head, UT. Numerous residences threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.

Taber Flat Fire. Sixteen miles west of Wells, NV. Brush and tall grass. Residences threatened. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.

Dry Gulch Fire. Twenty-three miles southeast of Jackpot, NV. Structures threatened.

Iron Point Fire. Nine miles east of Golconda, NV. Extreme fire behavior. Structures threatened. Evacuations and road closures in effect. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.

Limbo Fire. Seventeen miles south of Gerlach, NV. Extreme fire behavior. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.

Coyote Fire. Twelve miles southwest of Park Valley, UT. Active fire behavior. Structures threatened. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.

Potosi Fire. Twenty-eight miles southwest of Las Vegas, NV. Numerous structures threatened. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping.

White Horse Fire. Thirty-two miles southwest of Wendover, NV. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.

Limerick Fire. Twelve miles northeast of Lovelock, NV. Residences threatened. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.

Happy Creek. Forty miles southeast of Orvada, NV. Extreme fire behavior Structures threatened. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.

Southwest Area (PL 4)
New fires: 36
New large incidents: 2
Uncontained large fires: 7

Roach Fire. One mile from Dudleyville, AZ. Extreme fire behavior. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations and road closures in effect.

Brooklyn Fire. Twenty-five miles northwest of Cave Creek, AZ. Active fire behavior with running. Energy infrastructure threatened.

Burro Fire. Eight miles northeast of Tucson, AZ. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road and area closures in effect.

Hilltop Fire. Twenty-four miles west of Whiteriver, AZ. Road closures in effect.

Frye Fire. Nine miles west of Swift Trail Junction, AZ. Numerous structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.

Tiffany Fire. Thirty miles south of Socorro, NM. Structures threatened.

Elk Horn Fire. Nineteen miles southeast of Sells, AZ. Structures threatened.

Goodwin Fire. Eight miles southwest of Mayer, AZ. Numerous residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.

Southern California Area

New Fires:39
New large incidents: 2
Uncontained large fires: 4

Alamo Fire. Eight miles northeast of Santa Maria, CA. Extreme fire behavior. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. (NIFC)

Whittier Fire. Eleven miles northeast of Goleta, CA. Chaparral and brush. Extreme fire behavior. Numerous residences threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect

Schaeffer Fire. Seventeen miles north of Kernville, CA. Structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.

Parkfield Fire. Three miles east of San Miguel, CA. Road closures in effect.

Quail Complex Fire. Nine miles southeast of McFarland, CA. Structures threatened. Road closures in effect.

Rocky Mountain Area (PL 3)
New Fires: 12
New large incidents: 2
Uncontained large fires: 7

Keystone Fire. Thirty-five miles southwest of Laramie, WY. Structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect.

Peekaboo Fire. Forty-four miles northwest of Maybell, CO. Structures threatened. Road and trail closures in effect. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.

Peak 2 Fire. Two miles south of Frisco, CO. Numerous structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.

Mill Creek Fire. Thirteen miles northeast of Hayden, CO. Road closures in effect.

Chain Fire. Fourteen miles east of Worland, WY. Extreme fire behavior. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.

Northern California Area
New Fires: 33
Uncontained large fires: 3

Wall fire. Eight miles southeast of Oroville, CA. Numerous residences threatened. Evacuations, road and area closures in effect.

Northern Rockies Area (PL 2)
New Fires: 28
New large incidents: 1
Uncontained large fires: 3

Witten Fire. Eighteen miles south of Lame Deer, MT. Extreme fire behavior.

July Fire. One mile southwest of Zortman, MT. Structures threatened. Road and area closures in effect.

Lee Creek Fire. Started on Forest Service land 25 miles southwest of Ashland, MT. Extreme fire behavior. Structures threatened.

Magpie Fire. Twenty-eight miles northeast of Beach, MT. Extreme fire behavior.

Northwest Area (PL 2)
New Fires: 11
New large incidents: 2
Uncontained large fires: 5

Coyote Creek Fire. Four miles east Yakima, WA. Residences threatened.

Dry Creek Fire. Six miles north of Husum, WA. Structures threatened. Road closures in effect.

Rattlesnake Hills Fire. One mile south of Moxee, WA. Residences threatened.

Alaska Area (PL 2)
New Fires: 3

Boulder Creek Fire. Started on FWS land sixty-six miles southeast of Artic Village, AK. Structures threatened.

Campbell River Fire. Started on FWS land 65 miles northeast of Chalkyitsik, AK. Structures threatened.

[Source: NIFC]

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