Wildland Fire

Holcomb Fire Evening Update for June 25, 2017 (Holcomb Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 7 hours 16 min ago
SAN BERNARDINO, California, June 25, 2017 – Southern California Incident Management Team 2 transferred command of the Holcomb Fire back to the San Bernardino National Forest as of 6:00 p.m. this evening, with Michael Koontz serving as Incident Commander. Approximately 329 firefighters from the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, San Bernardino County, CAL FIRE, Big Bear Fire and other local agencies remain working to improve containment lines; and for fire suppression repair of roads, dozer and hand constructed fire lines, and complete backhaul of firefighting equipment. Total area burned remains 1,503 with 91% containment. No growth is expected in the uncontrolled portion of the fire, located on steep slopes above Hwy 18. Visible smoke from interior smoldering may linger in the high desert. For more information on air quality visit the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District website: http://www.mdaqmd.ca.gov Please be aware of fire equipment and personnel...

Brian Head Fire Evening Update June 25 (Brian Head Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 21:48
Weather conditions improved slightly today, leading to minimal growth on the fire perimeter. Incident Commander Tim Roide described today as, “a good day for firefighters, who were able to have success securing areas of particular concern, including the many structures affected by the Brian Head Fire.” With the winds forecast to come from the southwest again tomorrow afternoon, fire managers are anticipating spread down Horse Valley. To counter this spread, a dozer constructed indirect fireline, away from the current fire perimeter, across the valley. Airtankers dropped retardant immediately adjacent to the dozerline with the intent that the retardant should minimize the ability of embers to start spot fires across the dozerline. Tomorrow, crews will continue to secure the southern perimeter of the fire to slow its progression toward Mammoth Creek. They will also be scouting out ahead of the fire to the north and south to be prepared if the fire activity picks up and moves the...

Saddle Fire evening update June 25, 2017 (Saddle Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 21:20
The Saddle Fire is burning on the Douglas Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest, and on Arizona State land. The incident was reported the afternoon of June 24th near Packsaddle Mountain. The fire is burning in grass and brush and was last estimated to be 5,900 acres and 20 percent contained. Two hundred fire personnel are currently assigned including 11 engines, 6 crews, water tenders, a bulldozer, 4 helicopters and miscellaneous overhead. Potential for thunderstorms and associated erratic winds will remain a concern over the next several days. No structures have been damaged or destroyed.

East Fork Fire Update 6/25/17 (East Fork Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 18:36
There have been numerous aircraft busting the temporary flight restriction (TFR) in place over the fire. The TFR is in place to provide for the safety of fire-related aircraft operations. Pilots should check with the Federal Aviation Administration before flying in the area. The most up to date TFR is available at http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/list.html. The return of warmer and drier weather has started to dry the fuels around the East Fork Fire which is burning in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. As of noon today, there were only a couple visible smokes within the fire perimeter, but as the day progresses there is potential to see an increase in fire activity and smoke production. The lightning-caused 1,016-acre fire that is burning in a limited protection area, has not grown in the last 4 days. The demobilization process has begun and we now have 121 personnel assigned. Due to the predicted weather and possible increase in fire activity, the White Mountain type 2IA crew that...

Unauthorized drone shuts down air operations over the Boundary Fire (Boundary Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 18:09
This morning, while a helicopter assisting with firefighting efforts was flying over the Boundary Fire, an unauthorized unmanned aerial systems, also known as a drone, was reported flying over the fire within the Boundary Fire Temporary Flight Restricted area. As a safety precaution the helicopter was advised to stand down until the drone had left the fire area. “Flying a drone over a wildfire to shoot video footage can create a serious safety issue for firefighting aircraft conducting aerial ignitions, bucket drops, or responding to a medical emergency,” Incident Commander, Jeff Andrews said. “Sometimes what seems like a fun, harmless activity can have major impacts to the safety of our firefighters.” Members of the public should never fly an unmanned aerial systems over or near a wildfire. Firefighting aircraft, such as air attack, lead planes, airtankers and helicopters, typically fly in smoky, windy and turbulent conditions. Safety depends on knowing what other...

El Equipo Nac'l Rockies se esta Traslandando con el Equipo Suroeste062517 (Frye Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:59
Hoy el Equipo Nacional Rockies del Norte Tipo-1 IMT1 se esta Trasladando con el Equipo Area Suroeste Tipo-2 IMT 3Ubicacion: El Distrito Guardabosque Safford del Bosque Federal Coronado, 7 millas suroeste de Safford, AZ Fecha de Empiezo: June 7, 2017 Causa: Relámpago Tamaño: 37,068 Acres Porcentaje Contenido: 39% Vegetación: Madera, arbusto y madera pesada y caída del 2004 incendio complejo Nuttal Recursos Asignado: 943 Personal, 31 camiones de bombero, 26 equipos, 10 helicópteros, 3 excavadora, 10 cisterna móvil de agua. Comandante Del Incidente: Alan Sinclair/Dave Gesser (entrenando) con el Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 3 Sumario: El Contenido se ha aumentado en el lado noroeste del incendio, donde la orilla se ha enfriado, y la probabilidad de botar de la orilla se ha bastantemente minimizado. Estas temperaturas que se han bajado poco, han dado oportunidad que los recursos de aire podrán apoyar actividades de supresión del fuego. Sábado los bomberos...

Goodwin (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:19
Location: Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National ForestLatitude: 34 21 27 Longitude: 112 22 2314 miles south of Prescott, Arizona (T12N R1W, S28) Start Date: June 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Size: Approximately 1,000 acres Percent Contained: 0 Cause: Under Investigation Vegetation: Chaparral and Ponderosa Pine Summary: The Goodwin Fire is burning in chaparral and ponderosa pine; south and west of the junction at Senator Highway (FR 52) and County Road 177. It is being managed as a Type 3 incident, however a Type 1 Incident Management Team is expected to take command of the fire on Monday, June 26 at 6:00 am. A full suppression strategy is being implemented. Today ground resources will be working on direct line construction with the use of air support. As we work on a Closure Order for the incident, we ask that folks stay off Senator Highway (FS Road 52) and County Road 177. As a precaution Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is evacuating the community of Pine Flat....

Saddle Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 12:58
The Saddle Fire was reported June 24th at approximately 3:15 p.m. The fire is burning on the Douglas District of the Coronado National Forest on Packsaddle Mountain. Resources are on scene and a local type 3 Incident Management Team has been ordered.

N. Rockies Nat'l IMT Transitioning with SW T-2 IMT 3-June 25, 2017 (Frye Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:56
Northern Rockies National Type 1 Incident Management Team 1 is transitioning with Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 3 today Location: Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest; 7 miles southwest of Safford, AZ Start Date: June 7, 2017 Cause: Lightning Size: acres Percent Contained: 39% Vegetation: Timber, brush and heavy downed timber from the 2004 Nuttall Complex Resources Assigned: Total: 943 personnel, including 274 misc. overhead, 31 Engines, 26 Crews, 10 Helicopters, 3 Dozer, 10 Water tenders Incident Commander: Alan Sinclair/ Dave Gesser, trainee with the Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team (IMT) 3 Summary: Containment has increased on the northeast side of the fire, where the edge has cooled, and the potential for spotting has greatly diminished. Slightly cooler temperatures have enabled air resources to support fire suppression activities. Saturday firefighters concentrated their efforts on the southeast, with emphasis on Turkey Flat....

Round Fire June 25, 2017 @ 0900 (Round Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:29
The Round Fire is burning on the Gila National Forest in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness. Firefighters on horseback will be monitoring the Diamond Creek drainage. The fire is being managed for multiple resource objectives with the primary objective of maintaining and restoring fire’s natural role in the forest. The fire will restore and enhance diverse ecosystems including Mexican spotted owl habitat. By fire maintaining its natural role in the ecosystem, the potential for catastrophic wildfire is reduced. The fire behavior continues at low intensity with minimal rainfall received from yesterday’s precipitation. There are no area, road, or trail closures relating to the Round Fire at this time. The Gila National Forest is currently open to the public. Public may experience smoky conditions if driving on FS Road 226 and/or State Highway 59. There are numerous fire personnel driving and working along Forest Roads 226 and 500, please keep your speeds low while traveling the area. ...

June 25th, 2017 Fire Update (Boundary Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:17
Boundary Fire Update June 25, 2017 Containment: 88% Date Fire Reported: June 1, 2017 Acreage: 17,049 Cause: Lightning Personnel: 282 Location: Lat: 35°25’55” Long: 111°49”53” Anticipated Date of Full Containment: July 15, 2017 Projected Final Incident Size: 18,000 acres Road Closures: Closure Order Number 04-17-16-F, which includes all or parts of Forest Roads 9005, 9023C, 91, 736, 144, 171, 193, and ending at US Highway 180 remains in effect. Trail Closures: Pumpkin Trail; Kendrick Mountain Trail; Bull Basin Trail and the 4th Connector Trail. Coconino Stage 2 Restrictions: Order Number 04-17-17-F No fires, campfires, charcoal, coal or wood stoves. Smoking is also prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle. Kaibab Stage 1 Restrictions: Order Number 07-17-01-F Fires,...

Thunderstorms expected over the Bonita Fire (Bonita Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 10:46
Thunderstorms expected over the Bonita Fire June 25, 2017 Daily Update Acres: 7,495 Start Date: June 3, 2017 Cause: Lightning Location: Bonita Canyon, 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Containment: 85% Fuels: Timber (grass and understory), brush, short grass Total personnel: 294 Yesterday, a community meeting was held in Vallecitos to provide an overview of progress on the Bonita Fire. Residents were able to meet with Incident Commander Dave Bales, District Ranger Jim Gumm, and other Incident Management Team members to share their questions and concerns. At this time, no further community meetings are planned. Fire has consumed the majority of pine litter in the Bonita Fire area. Residual burning continues inside the fire perimeter as logs, stumps, and other dead and down fuels continue to smolder. As this low-intensity fire burns through the understory, nutrients are recycled back into the soil to help promote new vegetation growth after the monsoonal...

Holcomb Fire Morning Update for Jun 25, 2017 (Holcomb Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 10:00
SAN BERNARDINO, California, June 25, 2017 – Southern California Incident Management Team 2 will be transferring incident command back to the San Bernardino National Forest as of 6:00 p.m. today with Michael Koontz serving as Incident Commander. Acreage has been determined to be 1,503 due to more accurate mapping. Unexpected late afternoon thundershowers yesterday aided firefighting efforts; containment is now 91% on the fire. The highest priority is to protect the safety of fire personnel and to protect human life followed by the protection of private property and structures. Over 600 firefighters from the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, San Bernardino County, CAL FIRE, Big Bear Fire and other local agencies are working to contain the fire. As containment increases, fire personnel are being released and made available for other incidents nationwide. Visible smoke may linger in the high desert. For more information on air quality visit the Mojave Desert Air Quality...

Brian Head Morning Fire Update June 25, 2017 (Brian Head Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 09:14
Brian Head Fire Morning Update Sunday, 25 June 2017 Contact Fire Information: 435.477.0131 / 435.680.2405 or BrianHeadFire2017@gmail.com #BrianHeadFire Start Date 6/17/17 Cause Human Size 42,800 acres Percent Containment 8% Helicopters 10 Engines 41 Crews 29 Total Personnel 996 Multiple spot fires were reported on the south side of Highway 143 near Mammoth Creek and Prince Mountain yesterday afternoon when the winds spread embers across the highway. Firefighters quickly responded and minimized the spread of these fires. Through the night, resources continued work on containment of these spot fires. Tomorrow, a Type 1 Incident Management Team will assume control of the eastern half of the fire. The two teams will work together to protect the values at risk and coordinate the full suppression of the fire. The Type 2 Team will remain in Parowan, and the Type 1 Team will be based at the Triple C Arena in Panguitch. Upper level moisture will moderate weather conditions over the fire...

Brian Head Fire Evening Update June 24 (Brian Head Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:58
This afternoon, northerly winds caused the Brian Head Fire to spot across Highway 143 near Mammoth Creek and also near Prince Mountain. Firefighters aggressively attacked these spot fires to prevent continued spread south of the highway. The weather will moderate slightly tomorrow with lighter winds from the northwest. Additionally, crews are conducting point protection at the townsites and remote homes throughout the fire area. The protection of life and property is of utmost importance to fire managers. Point protection involves assessing homes and other infrastructures, making a plan for protecting them, and implementing that plan if and when the fire reaches the sites. Fire crews have had a great deal of success in protecting the communities affected by the Brian Head Fire. The number of structures lost for the Brian Head Fire remains at 13 residences and eight outbuildings. Numerous resources are assigned to work on the night shift for the fire. Their mission tonight will be...

Holcomb Fire Evening Update for June 24, 2017 (Holcomb Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:00
SAN BERNARDINO, California, June 24, 2017 – Acreage has been determined to be 1,503 due to more accurate mapping. Unexpected late afternoon thundershowers aided firefighting efforts; containment is now 90% on the fire. The highest priority is to protect the safety of fire personnel and to protect human life followed by the protection of private property and structures. Over 600 firefighters from the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, San Bernardino County, CAL FIRE, Big Bear Fire and other local agencies are working to contain the fire. As containment increases, fire personnel are being released and made available for other incidents nationwide. Visible smoke may linger in the high desert. For more information on air quality visit the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District website: http://www.mdaqmd.ca.gov Please be aware of fire equipment and personnel on Hwy 18. If you are traveling on Hwy 18 between Big Bear and Lucerne Valley please reduce speed for public and...

Turkey (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:52
The lightning caused Turkey fire started at around 4pm today approximately 35 miles north of Douglas near the Chiricahua Mountains. The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management and the Coronado National Forest are actively suppressing the fire with aerial and ground resources. Structures are within a quarter mile of the fire. Forward progression has been

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