Fires in California continue to wreak havoc this week, even as fire season for the rest of the country winds down.
The July Complex Fire on the Klamath National Forest in northern California has burned over 32,000 acres with only 27% containment as of today, with officials implementing immediate evacuation orders for “the community of Sawyers Bar and the Eddy Gulch, Little North Fork, Idlewild, Mule Bridge, Robinson Flat and Whites Gulch areas.” Additional advisories are in effect for many surrounding communities, ranches, trails, and roads.… Read More “North, South California Burns”
While Montana’s fire season has been relatively mild compared to the rest of country, a handful of significant blazes have popped up in the last few weeks.
The Thompson River Complex, currently the largest fire in Montana, has grown to over 1,500 acres in the last week.… Read More “Montana Fires Flare Up”
Low humidity and a risk of thunderstorms make for low expectations on the South Fork Complex Fire this week on the Malheur National Forest in Oregon.
The South Fork Fire began on July 31st about 20 miles southwest of John Day, OR, and has grown to over 60,000 acres.… Read More “Fire Near John Day Grows”
A red-flag warning was in effect yesterday for the Klamath Basin, Fremont-Winema National Forest, Southern Oregon Cascades, and Siskiyou and Modoc counties as the Beaver Complex fire on the Southern Oregon border rages on.
The fire, which has already burned over 36,000 acres, is currently only 35% contained and has resulted in a Level 2 evacuation in Klamath River Canyon from John C.… Read More “Beaver Complex Fire Rages On”
Northern California received another round of intense wildfire activity this week as drought conditions continued to increase on the west coast. This is currently one of the most severe droughts on record for the state.
The El Portal Fire began last Saturday as the result of a vehicle driving through dry vegetation, according to state officials.… Read More “Drought Leads to Severe Fire Season”
Wildfires in Washington state look to continue this week as temperatures rise and humidity decreases.
A cold weather system that moved through last week allowed firefighters to gain ground on several large fires, including the Carlton Complex, which is now 59% contained as crews continue to make good progress on line construction.… Read More “Washington Wildfires Continue”
As a cool weather system rolled through Oregon this week, firefighters were afforded some much needed hope after several weeks of brutal temperatures and gusty winds. Over 600,000 acres have burned so far in Oregon.
The Buzzard Complex, the largest of Oregon’s fires, burned an estimated 395,747 acres, but as of today has been 95% contained with much of the fire being hit by rain in the middle of the week.… Read More “Oregon Fires Continue to Burn”
The Carlton Complex fire has now burned over 370 square miles of timber, sage, and grass, making it the largest wildfire that Washington State has experienced in its history of wildfire suppression.
Over two thousand firefighters are still struggling against the blaze, which is only 16% contained as of Tuesday evening.… Read More “Carlton Complex Fire Largest in Washington History”
Washington has declared a state of emergency as nearly 50 fires ravage the state today. The emergency declaration allows for the National Guard and active duty military personnel to be called upon for assistance in fighting the blazes, and with an estimated 2,000 firefighters already engaged across the state, that assistance is looking more and more necessary.… Read More “Carlton Complex Fire Devastates, Washington Declares State of Emergency”
Fires across the Pacific Northwest continued to grow today. The Mills Canyon fire near Entiat, WA has now burned over 22,000 acres, 6,000 of which were in the last four days.
Fire crews have managed to get a foothold on the flames with twenty five percent of the blaze contained as of Monday morning.… Read More “Mills Canyon, Moccasin Hill Fires Grow”