Wildland Fire

Prescribed Fire Pile Burning 2017/2018 (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - 1 hour 9 min ago
Winter conditions mark the start of pile burning season As winter conditions settle in, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests will work to burn slash piles resulting from fuels reductions and hazardous tree removal projects in the area. Hand piles are a result of crews using chainsaws to thin the forest. Much of the smaller cut material is piled for burning. Machine piles are the result of using logging equipment and consist of primarily the limbs of trees as most of the logs have already been removed. Piles must be burned before the treatment is complete. Last season, the Forests accomplished burning some 9,470 individual piles, of which some 627 were large, machine built piles accounting for many acres of hazardous fuels treatment. This season’s pile burning could begin next week and will continue through the spring, as conditions allow. Piles are only ignited under favorable weather conditions. Adequate snow cover, precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and...

Red Feather Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - 2 hours 19 min ago
Fire managers on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest are monitoring conditions to conduct prescribed fire operations at the Red Feather Prescribed burn, starting as soon as next week. · Red Feather Prescribed Burn: Located north of Red Feather Lakes; east of the Crystal Lakes Subdivision. o Last spring 1,513 acres of the total 4,348-acre project was successfully burned. o The two burn units targeted are 707 acres and 2,027 acres. o Detailed information: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5027/ Appropriate conditions must be met before ignition of prescribed burns can take place. Fire managers are carefully monitoring these conditions, including a favorable weather forecast (temperature, wind, precipitation, etc.), fuel moisture, smoke dispersal and staffing. Weather is monitored throughout the burn and burning will be halted if conditions fall outside of the required conditions. In ideal conditions, as many as 500 acres could be burned in one day...

Free webinar opportunity offered by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium

NFPA - Wildfire - 2 hours 54 min ago
Photo shared by Los Angelas City Fire of the La Tuna Fire  A free webinar is being offered by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from 12 - 1 PM Mountain Time.  Crystal Stonesifer, from the USDA Rocky Mountain
Categories: Wildland Fire

Portions of the Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area (Fall 2017 Prescribed Burns (WNF) Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 4 hours 15 min ago
An Emergency Closure Order has been issued for portions of the Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area in Lawrence County, Ohio. The following areas are closed: Boardwalk, Lake Shore Trail, Boat Dock, Rock House Trail, Backpack Trail, Archery Trail, main loop of the Lake Vesuvius Horse Trail System, and Pine Knob Campground. ATTENTION HUNTERS: Starting Friday, 11/24 through Monday, 12/4, a portion of Iron Ridge Campground will be available for hunters. A couple of port-a-johns will be on site. No water will be available. All fees are to be paid as normal for renting of the sites.The Emergency Closure Order is in effect until Saturday, December 9, 2017. or unless terminated

Prescribed Burn Underway (Fall 2017 Prescribed Burns (WNF) Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 4 hours 19 min ago
The Wayne National Forest is conducting a 30-acre prescribed burn as part of the Lake Vesuvius Prescribed Burn in the vicinity of the Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area in Lawrence County, Ohio. The approximate location of the burn unit is 38 36’ 43”N, -82 38’17”W. If weather permits, firefighters expect to conduct prescribed burning operations today (11/21) through Monday, 11/27.

North Zone 2017 Prescribed Fire Accomplishments, Wrap-Up Announced (KNF-GRCA North Zone Fire Rx 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:36
Fredonia, Ariz., Nov. 20, 2017 – For Immediate Release. As the year winds down, so will much of the fire management activity on the Kaibab National Forest and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. But for the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, one burning fact remains – the fall of 2017 yielded a busy and highly successful prescribed fire season, with more than 13,500 acres treated across the 1.6-million acres that the North Zone is responsible for in roughly four weeks. Generally speaking, when this time of year rolls around, most forest visitors are thinking about recreational activities. Few are thinking about a fire in the woods – unless it’s a campfire. However, for the North Zone fire managers, returning fire to a fire-adapted ecosystem is precisely the kind environmentally-honed thinking that happens during the fall and spring months. Each year, fire managers plan to put fire on the ground, but the planning process begins long before the prescribed...

Lakeside RD Marsh Prescribed Burns (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:28
The Lakeside Ranger District is planning on burning Redhead Marsh, Polishing Ponds and Jacques Marsh, weather permitting, starting Monday, November 20. The burn is approximately 60 acres. Minimal smoke impact is expected and may be visible from Arizona State Highway 77, U.S. Highway 60, Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside and Linden.

Pioneer Burned Area Emergency Response (Burned Area Emergency Response)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:17
Boise National Forest Completes Monumental Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) effortsTwo teams of BAER specialists worked diligently through August and September 2016 completing two assessments within 189,032 acres of the Pioneer Wildfire. The teams identified emergency response actions to reduce imminent unacceptable risk to human life and safety, property, and critical natural and cultural resources on National Forest System lands due to post fire events. The evaluation of burned areas for post fire changes in watershed conditions identified potential threats such as flooding, debris flows, soil erosion and other hazards.Most of the authorized BAER treatments were implemented in the fall of 2016 including: 900 acres of aerial mulching, 300 miles of road drainage reconstruction, and upsizing more than 60 culverts providing increased water flows. Close to 100 miles of recreation trails have been treated with water bars and tread shaping and hazard trees have been removed at 15...

Boise Misc. Fires - Boulder Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:17
9-4-2017 Boulder Fire UpdateThe lightning caused Boulder Fire was ignited on Wednesday afternoon, and located 4 miles northeast of Idaho City. With retardant applications, water bucket drops and the support of two crews, the fire was contained on 9-2-2017 and controlled on 9-4-2017.Firefighters will monitor for any smokes within the interior of the Fire.Off road vehicles users should use caution National Forest System roads 357 and 329 near the burned area.If you have further questions, you may call the Idaho City Ranger District Office at 208-392-6681.

Bearskin Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:16
Acres: 30,251 Acres Containment: 10-2-2017 - (100 percent of the 29 percent). Controlled: 10-11-2017Personnel: 25 Resources assigned: 1 crews, 1 engine Type 4 Incident Management Team The 29 percent of the line to be contained was completed on 10-2-2017. Most work on the Bearskin Fire was completed by the end of shift Saturday, September 16. A second National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) Team was managing the fire since September 11. On Monday, September 18, the local unit resumed management of the fire.A small workforce of 1 crew and 1 engine will remain in the area for monitoring operations until the fire is in contained and controled status.One engine will patrol along County Road 579 on the west side of the fire. The east side of the fire is quiet and also in patrol status. 3-6 inches of snow and rain fell in the fire area during the week of September 18-22. Smoke may linger for weeks, and even flare up, as interior hot spots ignite in warmer days. All the suppression...

Lakeside Ranger District plans multiple Prescribed Burns (Lakeside RD Marsh Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:00
The Lakeside Ranger District is planning on burning Redhead Marsh, Polishing Ponds and Jacques Marsh, weather permitting, starting Monday, November 20. The burn is approximately 60 acres. Minimal smoke impact is expected and may be visible from Arizona State Highway 77, U.S. Highway 60, Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside and Linden. Prescribed burn locations: Redhead Marsh: Located three miles northwest of Show Low on the west side of AZ State Highway 77, near Telephone Lake. Polishing Ponds: Located three miles north of Show Low on the west side of AZ State Highway 77, near Telephone Lake. Jacques Marsh: Located one mile north of Lakeside on the west side of Penrod Road. This prescribed burn is in cooperation with Arizona Game and Fish, the City of Show Low and the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside. The burn will benefit wildlife, the wetland and riparian ecosystems using prescribed fire to reduce dead fuels and stimulate new growth of wetland vegetation. All prescribed burns are approved...

Meyers Post-Fire BAER Assessment Report Summary (Northern Region-2017 Post-Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 18:05
MEYERS POST-FIRE BAER ASSESSMENT REPORT SUMMARY FS-2500-8 Burned-Area Report: Watershed Analysis, Condition, and Response The Meyers Fire, ignited by lightning on July 14, 2017, merged with the Whetstone Fire that also started from a lightning strike on July 13. The fire is located on the Bitterroot National Forest (NF) and Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF, approximately 25 miles southwest of Philipsburg, Montana. The fire burned 64,362 acres on Forest Service System (NFS) land (47,831 acres on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF and 16,531 acres on the Bitterroot NF), and 130 acres on private land. The dominant vegetation types within the burned area are mixed-conifer stands of primarily lodgepole pine and Douglas-fir with a beargrass, pinegrass and whortleberry/huckleberry understory. Subalpine areas with white bark pine, alpine larch and high elevation grasslands were also affected. The Meyers Fire burned area was surveyed and assessed by a BAER team comprised of Forest...

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