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Oregon Wildfires Threaten Hundreds of Homes

Posted by feww on July 30, 2013

105 Homes evacuated, another 300 threatened by lightning-sparked wildfires

Some 1,024 fire crews are battling the The Douglas Complex Fire, which has consumed more than 21,000 acres and is only 2 percent contained.

The Douglas Complex started Friday morning, July 26, 2013, after 54 fires were ignited by lightning.

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The Douglas Complex. Credit: Marvin Vetter, ODF

Evacuation Update Correction [Inciweb]

Updated information from Josephine County regarding the evacuations put in place:

Evacuations

  • Graves Creek bridge to Lower Graves Creek Road/Lower Wolf Creek Road.
  • Lower Wolf Creek Road to Water Tank Drainage on Lower Wolf Creek Road.

Road Closures

  • Roads Closed at Graves Creek Bridge, water tank drainage as well as Lower Wolf Creek Road from the town of Wolf Creek to the Water Tank drainage.

Additional Homes Evacuated in Josephine County

Josephine County Sheriff issued a road closure order this afternoon due to fire activity in the area. Lower Wolf Creek Road is closed from the town of Wolf Creek to Leland Road. Lower Graves Creek Road is closed from Leland Road to the Rogue River. Josephine County Sheriff’s Office also issued an evacuation order for all residences on Lower Graves Creek Road from the Graves Creek Bridge to Leland Road, Lower Wolf Creek Road, and from Lower Graves Creek to Water Tank Gulch. This new evacuation order affects an estimated 30 residences.

Evacuation orders are still in effect for:

  • McCullough Creek Road, Reuben Road, and Mt. Reuben Road in Douglas County, and Poorman Creek Road in Josephine County.
  • Citizens can evacuate to Glendale Elementary School or Josephine County Fairgrounds:

Fire Statistics

  • Location: 7 miles north of Glendale, OR
  • Percent Contained: 2%
  • Complex Size: 21,000 acres
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Start Date: 7/26/13Total
  • Personnel: 1024
  • Growth Potential: Extreme
  • Terrain Difficulty: Extreme

Other Evacuation News

Montana

Moose Meadow fire was sparked by lightning on July 25, 2013 and has exploded to more than 2,500 acres, prompting evacuation orders for dozens of residences in the Moose Lake and Kaiser Lake areas.

The blaze is currently 5% contained, with full containment expected Sunday September 1, 2013 .

  • Incident: Wildland fire, lightning-caused, reported on July 25, 2013
  • Location: 18 miles southeast of Philipsburg, MT and 15 miles west of Georgetown Lake, MT
  • No of fire crews deployed: 480 personnel

Moose Meadow Smoke Sunset Over PhilipsburgMoose Meadow Fire – Smoke Sunset Over Philipsburg. Source: Beaverhead – Deerlodge National Forest U.S. Forest Service

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Texas Declared Major Disaster Area

Posted by feww on September 10, 2011

Wildfires have destroyed about 2,000 homes since Aug 30

The White House declared a major disaster exists in the State of Texas due to wildfires beginning on August 30, 2011, and continuing.

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – September 10

[September 10, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,649 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Texas, USA. The White House declared a major disaster exists in the State of Texas due to wildfires beginning on August 30, 2011, and continuing.
    • Bastrop County Complex Fire has consumed about 34,068 acres, TFS reported. The 719-acre Union Chapel Fire is now included in this complex. An assessment team has confirmed 1,386 homes have been destroyed on the main fire, with 28 lost on the Union Chapel Fire. Two civilians were found dead Tuesday.
    • BEAR CREEK (#536), Cass County. 49,997 acres, 30 percent contained. The fire is burning very actively in heavy timber and is threatening numerous houses. Twenty-four homes have been destroyed southeast of Linden.
    • RILEY ROAD, Grimes/Montgomery/Waller counties. 21,269 acres, 30 percent contained. About 58 homes have been destroyed on this fire burning west of Magnolia.
    • At least 23 other large fires are currentlt burning in Texas (NIFC).
    • TFS  has responded to 179 fires for 170,686 acres in the past 7 days.


YTD Fire Stats, September 10, 2011. Source: TFS

US Wildfire:

  • States currently reporting large fires (NIFC):
    • Arizona (3)
    • California (2)
    • Florida (1)
    • Idaho (6)
    • Minnesota (1)
    • Montana (4)
    • Oklahoma (3)
    • Oregon (7)
    • Texas (26)
    • Washington (2)
  • Washington, USA. A large wildfire in Goldendale, Washington, has consumed about 5,300 acres and destroyed at least 64 buildings, reports said.
    • A firefighter described the fire as “a greased pig rodeo,” moving first in one direction, then another by shifting winds. Hundreds of people have been evacuated.
  • Oregon, USA. Major wildfires, continue to burn in Central and Eastern Oregon, Most of the blazes have been ignited by lightning.
    • The largest blaze burning in Oregon is the High Cascades Complex near Madras, which was started by lightning, has so far consumed about 108,000 acres, reports said.
    • The Shadow Lake Fire has consumed more than 7,000 acres since August 28 when it was ignited by lightning.
  • Wyoming, USA. A large wildfire located about 24 miles north of Dubois, WY, near the Double Cabin Campground and Guard Station, has consumed more than 20,000 acres.
    • The Norton Point fire was started by lightning.
  • Idaho, USA. The Saddle Complex Fire, which was ignited by lightning on August 10, has consumed 30,511 acres, InciWeb reported.
    • 30 Wyoming Air National Guard members have been deployed to Idaho to help fight wildfires, reports said.
    • Salt (Salmon-Challis National Forest): 17,546 acres at 17 percent contained. This fire is 16 miles southwest of Salmon. Evacuations are in effect. (NIFC)
  • California. Canyon Fire (Kern County Fire Department): 14,802 acres at 91 percent contained. This fire is five miles southeast of Tehachapi.
  • Montana. Forty One Complex (Bitterroot National Forest): 6,027 acres. This complex of four fires is eight miles east of Hamilton.
  • Oklahoma. Ferguson Fire (Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge): 40,002 acres at 85 percent contained. This fire is 12 miles northeast of Cache.

Other Global Disasters

  • Zanzibar. About 200 people have perished after a boat carrying more than 800 people capsized in the Indian Ocean due to strong currents.

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Texas Bastrop Blaze Burns 25,000 Acres, 476 Homes

Posted by feww on September 5, 2011

Uncontrolled Wildfires Torch Central Texas

63 new fires consume 32,936 acres, including 22 new large fires since yesterday: TFS

Texas Forest Service has responded to 179 fires for 74,186 acres in the past 7 days.

“I understand that losing your home or lifetime possessions is incredibly difficult, but do not put your life in jeopardy,” Gov Perry said.

“I urge Texans to take extreme caution as we continue to see the devastating effects of sweeping wildfires impacting both rural and urban areas of the state.”


The Bastrop County Complex Fire Sunday September 4, 2011. 476 homes have been destroyed by Bastrop County Complex fire, according to Bastrop County Emergency Management Center. Photo courtesy of Wendy Moore/Texas Forest Service.

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – September 5

[September 5, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,654 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Texas, USA. The worst fires in Central Texas for at least a century are fulled by a year-long intense drought, low humidity and strong winds generated by the remnants of weather system that had earlier spawned Tropical Storm Lee.
    • Texas has been plagued by its worst drought in at least 6 decades.
    • Fire Management Details(Texas Forest Service, TFS)
      • Date: Monday, September 5, 2011
      • National Preparedness Level: 3
      • Southern Area Preparedness Level: 3
      • TFS Preparedness Level: 5
    • Fire Stats
      • Total Number of Fires YTD: 18,719
      • Acres burned: 3,533,805 [“That’s roughly the size of Connecticut.” Rick Perry said.]
      • Structures Destroyed by Fire: 2,897 [FEWW Estimate: 3,600]
      • Fires since yesterday: 63 new fires consume 32,936 acres, including 22 new large fires
      • Fires in the past 7 days: TFS has responded to 179 fires for 74,186 acres.
      • 476 homes have been destroyed by Bastrop County Complex fire, according to Bastrop County Emergency Management Center.
      • At least 5,000 people have been forced to abandon their homes.
      • The 25,000-acre Bastrop Complex Fire near Austin is currently zero-percent contained.
      • Wildfires in East Texas have consumed at least 2,000 acres, killing a woman and her baby and destroying more than a dozen homes, a report said.

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