Wildland Fire

Umpqua North Complex - Taking Care of Camp (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 2 hours 37 min ago
Camp crews are key for keeping fire camp clean, orderly, and safe. A 10-person crew made up of Tribal Nations Response Team (TNRT) members from Arizona have been busy keeping the Umpqua North Complex command post in tip top shape since they arrived. TNRT is a Type2 inital attack hand crew made up of seasonal "Emergency As Needed" firefighters. Camp Crew Boss Anthony Allen gives us a sneak peek into this camp crew assignment in southwest Oregon.Link to Taking Care of Camp

Umpqua North Complex - 9/25/17 Operations Briefing (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 2 hours 39 min ago
Crews have completed more than half of the needed suppression repair work on roads, hand, and dozer line. Great Basin IMT #3 Planning Operations Section Chief Dan Gustafson outlines today's operational tasks.Link for Monday's Ops

Oregon State Parks and Rec Opens Four Columbia River Gorge State Parks (Eagle Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 3 hours 16 min ago
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has re-opened Dabney State Recreation Area, Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint, Rooster Rock State Park and Starvation Creek State Park. The parks were closed as a safety precaution during the Eagle Creek Fire and the related closure of Interstate 84. Follow this link for full press release: OSPRD Opens Four State

Emergency Road Closure Termination Order issued September 22, 2017 (Pole Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 4 hours 15 min ago
TERMINATION OF ORDER Bridger-Teton National Forest Pursuant to Title 36 CFR 261.50 (a) and (b), the prohibition list in order 04-03-575, Pole Creek Fire, Emergency Road Closure, applicable to the Kemmerer Ranger Districts, Bridger-Teton National Forest dated September 15, 2017 and signed by Patricia O'Connor is hereby terminated on this date.Date: September 22, 2017PATRICIA M. O'CONNORForest SupervisorBridger-Teton National

Fuego de Chetco Bar 25 de Septiembre (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 4 hours 16 min ago
Con el progreso significativo realizado en los Incendios de Chetco Bar e Indigo, y tan pronto como las condiciones climaticas se mantengan igual como hasta el momento, se bajara, gradualmente, el numero del personal y del equipo. El dia de hoy: Los bomberos continuan asegurando y barriendo areas donde algunas quemas siguen latentes. Al mismo tiempo, se esta recuperando y sacando el equipo y reparando zonas impactadas en estos ultimos meses por el trabajo realizado en las mismas. Todavia se puede observar la persistencia del humo en el interior del Incendio y la dificultad de acceso en las areas de Meadow Creek, al Este de la bifurcacion del Rio Pistol, el riachuelo Emily y en los drenajes del Rio Illinois. En las areas donde existen condiciones adecuadas, los bomberos continuan trabajando para reiniciar el incendio amenazando las lineas de contencion, sin embargo, ciertas zonas incendiadas pueden continuar latentes hasta que el incendio pueda recibir una lluvia significativa....

Noisy Creek Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - 5 hours 59 sec ago
Due to wetting rain, cooler temperatures and increased humidity the Noisy Creek Fire has been placed into patrol status. Crews will continue to be in the area removing equipment and patrolling. Please be aware that many hazards exist in the burned area and crews are reporting that trees are coming down everyday. Expect to see smoke from the interior of the fire throughout the fall and into the winter. Please contact the Newport Ranger Station for more information at (509)

Public Meetings Scheduled for Chetco Bar Fire History & Update (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 5 hours 1 min ago
Southwest Oregon—The Forest Service will be hosting a series of four public meetings in the locally affected communities of Brookings, Agness, Gold Beach in Curry County and Cave Junction in Josephine County, OR to provide an update of the current situation on the Chetco Bar Fire, as well as the early history of suppression efforts on the Chetco Bar Fire in southwest Oregon from its beginning on July 12, 2017. “This is an opportunity for the public to hear the Forest Service describe the full suppression actions that were taken in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness on the Chetco Bar Fire. We’ll review the pattern of historic fires specific to this area and some of the challenges we face when fighting fires in Wilderness,” said Forest Supervisor Rob MacWhorter. The Pacific Northwest Incident Management Team 2 Incident Commander will provide information on the current fire situation and suppression rehabilitation efforts. Local Forest Service officials will present on Chetco Bar Fire...

The Milli Fire is 100% contained (Milli Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 5 hours 30 min ago
The Milli Fire is 100% contained. Continued closure of Highway 242 will be in place while forest, fire and ODOT officials work together to remove danger trees from the

Orleans Complex Fire Update (Orleans Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 5 hours 45 min ago
ORLEANS, California, September 25, 2017 (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5430/). This is the 63rd day of the Orleans Complex fires. Current Fire Situation: The Orleans Complex total acreage is unchanged at 27,276 acres. The Haypress Fire, the largest in the complex, is 91% complete. The other fires within the complex are 100% complete. As of Sunday evening September 24, 2017, fire suppression operations have been completed. Fire crews are focusing on suppression repair and backhauling equipment. Resources that are no longer needed are being demobilized from the incident. Safety: Fire personnel would like to remind the public that hunting season has started. Contact your local ranger station for current hunting information. Motorists traveling on State Highway 96 are cautioned that there will still be numerous firefighting vehicles and heavy equipment on the roadway. Please drive with care. Weather: Temperatures are expected to rise approximately 5 degrees per day and...

American Ridge Fire Closure update (Norse Peak Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 6 hours 7 min ago
Description of Area Closure: Starting at the junction of State Route 410 and a location approximately one mile northeast of Lodgepole Campground head directly south along the west section line of Section 25, Tl 7N. R.11 E.; continue onto the west section line of Section 36 to its Southwest comer; head directly east along the south section line of Section 36, T. l 7N. R.11 E. to the Northwest comer of Section 5, T. l 6N. Rl 2E.; follow the west section line of Section 5, T. l 6N. Rl 2£. directly south to its southwest corner; follow the south section line of Section 5, T. l 6N. R l 2E. due east to its junction with the northwest corner of Section 9, T.16N. R. l 2E.; head directly south along the west section line of Section 9, T.16N. R.12E. to its Southwest comer; follow the south section line of Section 9, T.16N. R.12E. east 2.5 miles to the its junction with the William 0. Douglas Wilderness boundary; continue approximately 2 miles in a northeast direction along the William 0....

Buck Fire Update September 25 (Buck Fire (CA) Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 6 hours 13 min ago
Buck Fire Update September 25 Media Contacts: Carol Underhill cunderhill@fs.fed.us P: (530) 226-2494 Released by: Mark Thibideau mthibideau@fs.fed.us (530) 628-0151 Status Acres Burned: 4,850 Cause: Lightning Date/Time Reported: September 12, 2017 Time Reported: 6:45 p.m. Percent Confined: 62% Percent Contained: 38% Resources Crews: 11 Engines: 24 Helicopters: 3 Dozers: 16 Water Tenders: 7 Total Resources Assigned: 457 personnel Current Fire Situation: Yesterday’s fire behavior was moderate with occasional single tree torching. Fire continued to back down into drainage’s and consume the majority of 1/4 to 3 inch dead fuels. Large limbs above 3 inches to 9 inch logs continue to fully consume. To the north, the fire has reached the Forest Service Road 28N10 from White Rock Campground to Grasshopper Flat Campground. Engines and crews patrol the road looking for any spot fires that may cross the road. Fire crews have begun and will continue to implement tactics...

Norse Peak Fire closure update (Norse Peak Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 6 hours 28 min ago
Description of Area Closure: Starting at the junction of State Route 410 and the Forest Road 426 (Vicinity of Indian Flats or Section 7, T. l 7N., R.14E.); continue along FS Road 426 to its junction with FS Trail 955; continue on FS trail 955 to its junction with FS trail 952; follow FS trail 952 west to its junction with the Norse Peak Wildness boundary (Section 6, T.l 7N. R. 13£.); continue on the Norse Peak Wilderness boundary to the vicinity of the Raven's Roost; follow the Norse Peak Wilderness boundary to where it intersects with Section line 25 (Section 25, T.18N. R.12E.); head directly north along Section line 25 to its junction with the Norse Peak Wilderness boundary; continue along the Norse Peak Wilderness boundary to its junction with the Naches Ranger District boundary in the vicinity of Government Meadows (Section 2, T.l 8N. R. I IE.); follow the Naches Ranger District Boundary (also Pierce and Yakima County boundary) south to southwest to its intersection with the...

Chetco Bar Air Quality, September 25, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 6 hours 31 min ago
Smoke: Isolated interior areas of heat continue to pop up especially on the southwest side of the Chetco Bar wildfire. These areas are not posing a threat, however smoke produced from the burning material can travel towards communities. Smoke impacts continue to be mild to most of the area and may not be noticed until the evening hours when colder air tends to sink and pull smoke down with it. As we move into a hotter and drier weather pattern more isolated small smoke pockets may once again be seen.Fire: The main focus of fire personnel is securing and patrolling firelines. Repair work continues to happen alongside these operations, but only in safe areas that no longer pose a threat. Limited areas of heat are slowly burning themselves out as warm temperatures move into the area.Other: Agness should continue to experience a few hours of moderate air quality in the overnight and early morning hours, but the air-shed should clean out by early morning. The Brooking monitor is working...

Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, September 25, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 6 hours 42 min ago
With significant progress made on both the Chetco Bar and Indigo fires, personnel and equipment are being gradually released as the incident continues to be “right-sized” for current and expected fire activity and weather conditions. Today Firefighters continue to secure and mop up areas where pockets of heat remain while also backhauling equipment and repairing areas impacted by months of firefighting efforts. Isolated smokes persist within the fire interior and in difficult to access areas in the Meadow Creek, East Fork Pistol River, Emily Creek, and Illinois River drainages. Firefighters continue to work areas where – under certain conditions – the fire could potentially flare up and threaten containment, however, some areas may continue to smolder until the fire receives significant, season-ending rain. Safety Hazard trees present a high risk to firefighters working within the fire perimeter and are a consideration when forest managers determine the necessity of forest...

Eclipse Complex and Abney Fire Update for 09/25/17 (Eclipse Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 6 hours 47 min ago
Eclipse Complex and Abney Fire Update September 25, 2017 Klamath National Forest Eclipse Complex Fire Management Returns to the Klamath Eclipse Complex Acres: 78,698.35 acres Containment: 51% Cedar Fire: 9,122 Acres Oak Fire69,462 acres Little Buck Fire: 113 acres Abney Fire Acres on Klamath NF: 9,500 acres Cause: Lightning Total personnel: 386 The Oak Fire total acreage is decreased by 21,377 acres due to the removal of the Young Fire from the Eclipse Complex. The management of the Young Fire was transferred to the Six Rivers Forest at 1800 hours on 09/24/2017. The Eclipse Complex fires were minimally active across the complex yesterday. Containment lines along Horse Creek, the east side of the Abney fire, will continue to be strengthened and patrolled. All other fire areas are being monitored as firefighters back-haul equipment and trash and identify dozer-lines and hand-lines requiring suppression repair. A suppression repair plan has been developed, with the assistance...

UPDATED Eagle Creek Fire Closure Order, Hood River RD, Mt. Hood NF (Eagle Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 6 hours 50 min ago
Updated 9/25/17 Eagle Creek Fire Area Closure of a portion of the Hood River Ranger District to include areas:North of Forest Road 13 and North of Washout CreekEast of the western Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness boundarySouth of Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area boundary West of the eastern Hood River Ranger District boundaryPacific Crest Trail #2000 north of Lolo Pass is closed.Forest Road 13 will remain open for travel.With this order it is prohibited to be in or upon National Forest System Lands in the area depicted on the map (Exhibit A).

High Cascades Complex East Zone 09/25/17 Update (High Cascades Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 7 hours 11 min ago
Summary: Fire officials report the High Cascades Complex East Zone at 40% contained. Improving weather conditions and lack of fire growth is allowing firefighters to focus their efforts on suppression repair. Excavators and other heavy equipment will be shifted between fires to reflect operational needs over the next several days. Please be cognizant of heavy equipment traveling the roads in fire areas. As of Monday morning, approximately 32% of the total suppression repair work is complete. Excavators assisted crews on the North Pelican Fire (repair work 17% complete) repair bulldozer line. Handcrews completed culvert repairs on NF Road 350 and grading occurred on NF Road 3519. On the Blanket Creek Fire (repair work is 21% complete), chipping continued on the east flank of the burned area. Crews scouted and began repairing handline in backcountry areas of Crater Lake National Park. Crews on the Spruce Lake Fire (repair work is 52% complete) completed rehab from the...

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