Wildland Fire

Paine Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - 34 min 7 sec ago
Firefighters overnight made good progress toward securing the southern and western edges of the Paine Fire in Duck Creek Basin, about 15 miles northeast of Ely, Nev. Today, hand crews with aerial support will work to secure and tie in the northern and eastern flanks of the fire.The now-mapped 727-acre fire is burning on Forest Service and public lands north of Timber Creek. It is consuming primary Greater Sage Grouse habitat and burning into the High Schells Wilderness. Primary fuels are grass, brush, pinion-juniper, mountain mahogany and white fir. Firefighters are implementing a full suppression strategy and anticipate holding the fire at the Timber Creek drainage. The Timber Creek Campground is not threatened at this time. The road to the campground is closed. Firefighter and public safety are the top priority. The public is advised to be aware of an increased presence of fire vehicle traffic in the area. The fire was first reported at about 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, July 17. The cause...

Badger Creek Fire Update - July 18, 2018 (Badger Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 59 min 36 sec ago
Badger Creek Fire Update Wednesday, July 18, 2018 SW Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team 1, Incident Commander Willy Watsabaugh Badger Creek Fire Statistics: Start Date: June 10, 2018 Start Location: 2 miles NW of Mountain Home, WYApproximate size: 21,310 acres Approximate containment: 93% Cause: Under Investigation Assigned Personnel: 86 Current Situation: Watsabaugh’s Type 3 Incident Management Team prepares to transfer command of the Badger Creek fire to a smaller Type 4 organization on Thursday. Some of the fire resources will remain on the fire with the Type 4 organization to ensure a smooth transition. There will be a few additional fire resources added. Currently, there are 86 personnel assigned to the fire, and that number will drop after tomorrow. The remaining firefighters will continue to suppress hot spots that have the potential to threaten the containment lines and structures, and monitor the others that do not pose a threat. Scattered thunderstorms passed over...

El Jebel and Baslt pre-evacuation lifted- remain for Missouri Heights (Lake Christine Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 1 hour 50 min ago
The pre-evacuation notice for residents of Basalt and El Jebel was lifted today at 8 am. Residents of Missouri Heights remain under a pre-evacuation notice, due to the proximity of homes to the fire's active northern flank. Although the threat of the Lake Christine Fire to homes in the area has significantly decreased, residents are advised to stay informed about major weather changes and events. There are no weather advisories at this time. Hot and dry conditions are predicted to persist into the

South Umpqua Complex (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - 2 hours 25 min ago
The fires in this complex were started from lightning ignitions, that happened around 10:00 AM on Sunday July 15th. There is currently 7 fires with the highest priority being dealt with, while smaller smokes are also being investigated and addressed. NW Incident Management Team #6, with Shawn Sheldon as Incident Commander, took control of this incident at 6:00 AM July 18th.

Lake Christine Fire Update- July 18, 2018 (Lake Christine Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 2 hours 55 min ago
The pre-evacuation notice for residents of Basalt and El Jebel was lifted today at 8 a.m. Residents of Missouri Heights remain under a pre-evacuation notice, due to the proximity of homes to the fire’s active northern flank. Although the threat of the Lake Christine Fire to homes in the area has significantly decreased, residents are advised to stay informed about major weather changes and events. There are no weather advisories at this time. The safety of the public and firefighters remains the top priority for fire managers. Full suppression of the Lake Christine Fire remains the objective for firefighters. Helicopters have been working hotspots on the northeast section of the fire to limit fire spread up Basalt Mountain. Crews are patrolling the control lines on the west and south flanks. There was isolated torching in the northern section, as the fire entered islands of unburned fuels beneath Basalt Mountain. The steep rocky terrain around Basalt Mountain is limiting direct...

Ferguson Fire AM Update, 7/18 (Ferguson Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 3 hours 11 min ago
The fire was fairly quiet overnight, with activity picking up in the area around Sweetwater Creek shortly before dawn. The fire is now established in the bottom of Sweetwater Creek. Crews worked overnight on securing line around Cedar Lodge and Indian Flat. The power line has been completed, and power has been restored to the area. Work also continued on containment lines protecting the communities of Jerseydale/ Mariposa Pines and Yosemite West. Today, crews will continue to monitor and mop up in the areas around Cedar Lodge, Indian Flat, and Cold Canyon. They will begin contingency line construction up Pinoche Ridge from the Merced River, improve dozer and handlines around Yosemite West and Jerseydale, and take suppression action to keep the fire East of Snyder Ridge. They will also use aerial resources to try to keep the fire on top of Ferguson Ridge when conditions permit. Weather today is predicted to be hot and dry, and the smoke inversion is again expected to stay over the...

Dollar Ridge Fire Morning Update - 18 July (Dollar Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 3 hours 46 min ago
Logs, roots, and standing dead trees located well interior of the fire area may smolder, producing small amounts of light smoke that may be visible for weeks to come. This smoke will become especially visible on hot, dry days when it becomes easier for the fire to consume the wood. These “hot spots” do not pose any threat to the public or structures. Firefighters have gridded 100’ feet into the fire’s perimeter to ensure the fire remains contained, meaning hot spots and the remaining heat along the edge is out. Firefighters frequently patrolling the fire area are also extinguishing hotspots where it is safe to do so. If a group of trees torch out, or the fire is burning outside the blackened area of the fire, please inform fire officials.A transfer of command from Great Basin Team 2 to Great Basin Team 5, led by Russ Bird, took place at 6 a.m. this morning. This transfer to a smaller management organization reflects successful containment efforts, and a downsizing of incident...

Hendrix Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - 12 hours 45 min ago
The Hendrix Fire started on July 15, 2018 from lightning that came through southwest Oregon during a thunderstorm that resulted in numerous downstrikes and multiple fires across multiple agencies.It was reported to the RRSNF by the lookout at Dutchman Peak Lookout at 9:30 a.m. on July 15, 2018. Located approximately 3 air miles from Wagner Gap and 1.5-2 miles from the small community of Dog Fork, it is burning on a mix of RRSNF and privately-owned land. Terrain is steep, and fuels are densely canopied forest on the RRSNF surrounded by logging slash on privately-owned timber lands. Initial attack on July 15th included ground crews, helicopters doing water bucket drops, and air tankers that dropped approximately 10,000 gallons of retardant. The retardant was determined to be ineffective on the heavy canopy, and wasn't reaching the ground.Suppression efforts will focus on using the most effective methods, including helicopter bucket drops, ground crews, and air tankers (where

Ferguson Fire PM Update July 17 (Ferguson Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 21:24
Today firefighters continued to focus on structure protection in the areas around El Portal, Yosemite West, and Jerseydale/Mariposa Pines. They successfully kept the fire on the South side of the Merced River and Highway 140. The fire grew primarily to the South and East, with the majority of the growth occurring in the late afternoon as the inversion lifted. The fire continues to back down Ferguson Ridge, into the Sweetwater Creek drainage, and behind Cedar Lodge. Crews are working 24 hours a day to scout and build firelines in places with the greatest probability of success.With a high-pressure system firmly in place over the West, smoke dispersal was minimal, hampering firefighting aircraft until late afternoon. Hot, dry conditions and steep terrain will continue to challenge firefighters. Currently no structures have been reported damaged or destroyed in the Ferguson Fire.Power has been interrupted to residences and businesses along the El Portal area and Yosemite West

Silver Creek (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 20:25
The Silver Creek Fire is located in the remote southeast corner of Silver Falls State Park. Smoke was first reported on July 12, 2018 and crews located the fire on July 13. As of July 17, 2018, the fire has been mapped at approximately 27 acres and no further growth is expected; it is 100% lined and 55% contained. Around 125 personnel remain on the fire engaged in difficult mop-up operations. Investigators have officially determined the fire was caused by lightning, most likely from a storm that passed over the area on June 18,

Lake Christine Fire Evening Update- July 17, 2018 (Lake Christine Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 19:57
The Upper Colorado River Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the Lake Christine Fire yesterday. The incident command post is now located at Basalt Fire Station 42 on JW Drive in El Jebel. The safety of the public and firefighters remains the top priority for fire managers. Full suppression of the Lake Christine Fire remains the objective for firefighters. Crews mopped-up, improved and patrolled control lines on the west and south flanks today, supported by helicopters dropping water on hotspots as needed. Isolated torching is occurring in these areas, but fire spread is limited in the steep, rocky terrain around Basalt Mountain. Smoke will be visible in the coming days and may impact residents as interior fuels burn themselves out. Firefighters are removing excessive fuels from roads to the north of the fire to improve contingency lines. Chipping operations are ongoing to reduce the amount of cut vegetation remaining along bulldozer lines. Utility crews are...

17 de Julio 2018 - Fuego de Lago Christine Actualizacion de Dia (Lake Christine Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 19:46
Linea de Informacion de Incendio: 970-510-0705 Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5895/ Informacion Evacuacion de Emergencia: Facebook.com/EagleCountySO Comandante de Incidente: Bart Kicklighter, Alison Richards (t), Type 3 Incident Management Team Medida: 6,822 acres Containimiento: 59% Causa: Humano Localidad: Approximamente 1 milla noroeste de Basalt, Colorado Structuras Perdida: 3 Personal en total: 214 personas, incluyendo 5 equipos de mano, 9 camiones de bombero, 1 dozer, 3 maquinas de tanque de agua, y 3 helicopteros El Gestion Equipos de Upper Colorado Typo 3 de Incidentes asumido commando de Fuego de Lago Christine Lunes. El lugar de Incidente ahora esta por localidade Basalt Fire Station 42 on JW Drive in El Jebel. El seguridade de publico y bomberos es prioridade numero uno por los gerentes. Supresion entero de Fuego de Lago Christine es el objective por los bomberos. Terrano traceonera esta haciendo prevencion de los bomberos a construir un linea de fuego...

Incindio Rocky Reach Actualizatcion 9 am 17 de julio (Rocky Reach Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 18:57
ROCKY REACH FIRE ACTUALIZACIÓN 9:00 am 17 de julio, 2018 Línea de información (360) 317-8911 Equipo 1, Kimiko Nalle, Comandante de incidentes Estatus del incendio Acres quemados: 3386 Causa: Bajo investigación Estructuras dañadas: Ninguna Cierres: Restricción de Vuelo Temporal y Burch Mountain Road Evacuaciones: Nivel 1, Swakane Canyon Contención: 70% Lesiones: 0 RECURSOS Cuadrillas: 7 Camiones de bomberos: 21 Buldóceres: 3 Camiones de agua: 2 Aviones: Personal total: 241 Resumen del incidente: el incendio Rocky Reach comenzó en la ladera sudoeste de Burch Mountain aproximadamente a cinco millas al noreste de Wenatchee, Washington el 13 de julio por la tarde. Comenzó quemando hierba y maleza, y como se extendió rápidamente amenazó varias residencias lo que provocó avisos de evacuación de nivel 1 para los vecindarios de Burch Mountain y Swakane Canyon. Fuerzas del distrito de bomberos del Condado de Chelan #1, el Bosque Nacional de Okanogan y el Departamento...

Duchesne Evacuation Zone D1 Allows Re-entry To Residents (Dollar Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 17:50
Duchesne County Evacuation Zone D1 within the Dollar Ridge Fire is now reduced to a pre-evacuation level, effective at 12 noon Tuesday, July 17th. County Road 11500, Strawberry River Road to the county line, and Timber Canyon Road to the forest service boundary will be open to residents and property owners only. For more information please contact the Duchesne County (435-738-2015) Sheriff’s

Badger Creek Fire Update - July 17, 2018 (Badger Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 16:32
Badger Creek Fire Update Tuesday, July 17, 2018 SW Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team 1, Incident Commander Willy Watsabaugh Badger Creek Fire Statistics: Start Date: June 10, 2018 Start Location: 2 miles NW of Mountain Home, WYApproximate size: 21,310 acres Approximate containment: 93% Cause: Under Investigation Assigned Personnel: 121 Current Situation: Yesterday, the Incident Command team was able to increase the containment to 93%, due to the firefighter’s hard work and recent moisture. Firefighters were also able to complete assigned rehab on slash areas. They will continue to suppress hot spots that have the potential to threaten the containment lines and structures, and monitor the others that do not pose a threat. Scattered thunderstorms will pass over the fire area today, then the monsoonal moisture will get cut off and produce drier conditions Wednesday through Friday. Flash floods and debris flows are a concern when heavy rain develops in the burn area. The public...

Boulder Creek (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 15:51
The Boulder Creek Fire was started by lightning and was reported July 16 at 10;30 a.m. The Fire is located 17 miles west of Carlin, NV and currently is 1,017 acres and is 80 percent contained. Firefighters will work to establish containment lines in order to prevent the fire spreading east. Anticipated containment is July 18,

Stag (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 15:46
The Stag Fire is 4,397 acres and 0 percent contained. The fire started on July 16 at approximately 2:50 p.m. in the afternoon. The fire is north of Deeth, NV. More than 100 personnel to include Federal, State, County and volunteer units including engines, hand crews, dozer, water tender, and air assets are on scene. Operations include forming divisions, direct attack with the priority on the south flank. Continue to use aviation resources to meet objectives. Estimated containment is July

Pages

Subscribe to Volunteer Mobile Emergency Response Unit -- rehabsector.org aggregator - Wildland Fire