Wildland Fire

Bighorn Sheep Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:11
Fire managers on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest are monitoring conditions in the Poudre Canyon to conduct prescribed fire operations at the Bighorn Sheep Prescribed burn this winter/early spring. Bighorn Sheep Prescribed Burn: Located on the north side of the Poudre Canyon near the Roaring Creek Trailhead, approximately eight miles west of Rustic.Project is 636 acres, with 85% of these acres on National Forest System lands with the other 15% on Colorado Parks and Wildlife lands.It is anticipated a minimum of 15 firefighters will staff this burn.This winter, burning would take place when south facing slopes within the project area has minimal to no snow and north facing slopes have snow cover to contain the burn. 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,...

Pingree Hill Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:08
Pingree Hill Prescribed Burn: Located north of Highway 14, east of Rustic. Over 500 acres of this 2,027 acre burn took place between 2014 and 2016.95 acres were burned in Fall 2017.If burning were to occur this winter, it would likely be when south facing slopes have little to no snow cover. 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. The goal of the burn is to reduce hazardous fuels and improve wildlife habitat. Work has already taken place within this project area to help ensure the burn stays within its identified perimeter. The burn will be staffed appropriately with...

Red Feather Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:06
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. Red Feather Prescribed Burn: Located north of Red Feather Lakes; east of the Crystal Lakes Subdivision.Last spring 1,513 acres of the total 4,348-acre project was successfully burned.The two burn units targeted are 707 acres and 2,027 acres. If burning were to occur this winter, it would likely be when south facing slopes have little to no snow cover. 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...

2018 Pawnee Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:06
The U.S. Forest Service is planning to burn approximately 705 acres on the west side of the Pawnee National Grassland in early spring. Burning could begin as soon as February and continue through March until the burn is complete if conditions allow. Burning is anticipated to take one day. Smoke will likely be visible from Highway 14 and nearby communities. The area planned for burning is located in the Hawk and Murphy Grazing Allotments, approximately 2 miles west of Briggsdale, Colo., on the north side of Highway 14. Burning on the grasslands improves wildlife habitat, particularly for the Mountain Plover, reduces the risk of wildfire, and helps reintroduce low-intensity fire into the ecosystem. Ignition of the burn will only take place if soil moisture, weather, smoke dispersal and staffing are favorable. A minimum of 20 firefighters are expected to work on the burn, including up to six engines. Crews will continue to monitor the burn area until the fire is completely out.

Prescribed Burning Planned January 17 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2017-18 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:00
The following prescribed fire projects are scheduled to take place January 17, 2018:Pit Arm debris piles, near Jones Valley on shore of Shasta Lake - 5 acresSims Pile Burn, 10 miles north/northwest of Hyampom - 30

NFPA welcomes Arizona’s Fort Huachuca to Firewise USA™

NFPA - Wildfire - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:33
More than two years ago, while working on his Fire Officer Certification, Fort Huachuca firefighter Juan Zamora began exploring the army post’s potential participation in the Firewise USA™ program; and after successfully pitching the wildfire
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Free webinar offered by NFPA, to help you fill out your Wildfire Community Preparedness Day application for $500 to help with a wildfire safety project

NFPA - Wildfire - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 12:04
Need a little help? If you are not sure about how to fill out a grant application for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day cash to help with your community wildfire safety project, simply sign up for the free webinar, on January 18,th from 2:30-3:30 pm
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Goosenest Burn Notification (Klamath National Forest Prescibed Fire Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:20
Contingent upon weather conditions and local burn day restrictions, the Goosenest Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest will be conducting the following prescribed burning projects January 16-18, 2018 Rim Rock Hand Piles T44N, R1E, Sec 5,32,33 2 miles southwest of Tennant, CA Erickson Machine Piles T44N R2W, Sec 27, 33 5 miles north of Bray, CA Vets Memorial Hand Piles T43N R1E, Sec 30 Within Hwy 97 Corridor / 13 miles northeast of Weed, CA Kelly Pass Machine Piles T44N, R3E Sec. 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 29, 30 T44N, R2E, Sec. 24, 25 20 miles southeast of Macdoel, CA Long Prairie Hand Piles T44N R1E Sec. 14 6 miles east of Tennant, CA Planned Ignition: January 16th – January 18th, 2018 Agency Contact: USFS, Klamath National Forest, Brandon Dethlefs 530-398-5727, Rudy Rios 530-398-5701 Total acreage: Approximately 50 acres Duration of ignition: 1-3 days Estimated Travel of Smoke: Tuesday - North

Are we destined to "build, burn, and repeat?"

NFPA - Wildfire - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:00
In the January edition of NFPA Journal, Associate Editor Jesse Roman explores why, if experts say we could create wildfire-resistant communities today, is it so hard to get it done?   Reflecting on the article, Jesse shared with me that, “The
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01-12-2018 Daily Update Thomas Fire (Thomas Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:21
Thomas Fire Update Goleta, Calif., January 12th, 2018 — For Immediate Release. Start Date: December 4, 2017 Cause: Under Investigation Size: 281,893 acres Containment: 100% Personnel: 13 Structures Destroyed: 1,063 Structures Damaged: 280 Current Situation: After the over flights yesterday, the Thomas Fire is now at 100% containment. The forest closures within the footprint of the Thomas Fire remain in effect until further assessments can be made and deemed safe for the public to re-enter. The Los Padres National Forest would like to thank all the first responders and cooperators that responded to this incident over the last month. For giving up the holidays with their families and the sacrifices they have made. Also the local and surrounding communities for their understanding and support during this time. Wildfires exacerbate the potential for debris flow and are most likely to occur during high intensity rainfall. Debris flows can be extremely dangerous. There is currently a...

BAER Update (Thomas Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:35
Within the last 3 days, the Federal Burn Area Emergency Response team has been concluding the special’s reports for the entire Thomas Fire area. From these reports, the final product will be packaged and handed over to Los Padres National Forest. It is extremely important for everyone in the hazard areas to continue to pay close attention to the weather forecasts and to know your escape route, whether it is leading to higher ground or evacuating the area all together. Unless you are in a low lying area, sheltering in place may be your best option, since roads throughout the urban area will flood as was observed during the last heavy rain storm which came thru Southern California. Do not drive across any flooded areas as debris flows are very powerful and may easily flip a vehicle even when flows are only a foot deep. Unfortunately, the risk of debris flows and flooding during heavy rains in areas below the fire will continue until the vegetation has recovered enough to protect the...

Pile Burning (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:02
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will continue burning slash piles January 11 and 12, if weather conditions allow, on Timber Knoll and/or in the Upper Rocky Arroyo, Gobbler Timber sale. The Timber Knoll ignition area is just south of Ojo Bonito Estates. Smoke impact is anticipated along Highway 60 and within the Vernon Community. The Upper Rocky Arroyo, Gobbler Timber sale ignition area is located east of the Pinetop Country Club along Forest Service Road 185 and 9600T. Smoke impact is anticipated along Highways 60 and 260, and within the Pinetop Community. Smoke will may be visible from the communities of Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside and Vernon.

Prescribed Burning Planned January 11, 2018 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2017-18 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:31
The following prescribed fire projects will begin on January 11, 2018:Pit Arm Prescribed Pile Burn, near Jones Valley Shasta Lake - 3 acresSims Reforestation Site Prep and Roadside Fuelbreak Buffer: 10 miles north/northwest of Hyampom,- 30 acres

01-11-2018 Daily Update Thomas Fire (Thomas Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:53
Thomas Fire Update Goleta, Calif., January 11th, 2018 — For Immediate Release. Start Date: December 4, 2017 Cause: Under Investigation Size: 281,893 acres Containment: 92% Personnel: 13 Structures Destroyed: 1,063 Structures Damaged: 280 Current Situation: Due to high wind, some over flights were cancelled yesterday. The flights will resume today to assess the Thomas Fire. The incident commander will be on these over flights for an evaluation of the containment percentage. Wildfires exacerbate the potential for debris flow and are most likely to occur during high intensity rainfall. Debris flows can be extremely dangerous. There is currently a closure order that covers the burned area and surrounding areas as well. This order includes trails within the burned area. Please adhere to the closure order and stay out of the forest until Los Padres National Forest deems it safe for the public to reenter the area. Also, please be mindful on any notices and warning put out by our...

January NFPA Journal Wildfire column looks at new fires and old assumptions

NFPA - Wildfire - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:21
In the January/February NFPA Journal Wildfire column, I ask that before we rush to find answers about the recent fires in California, we pause to consider whether we’re even asking the right questions.   We want to be whole again after such a
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Montecito Flooding / Mudflows (Santa Barbara County,Ventura County) Started 1/09/2018, updated 1/11/2018

State - California - CALFIRE - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:12
Flooding and mudflows in the Santa Barbara County areas of Montecito, Summerland, and Carpenteria near the Thomas Fire burn scar.

Kaibab South Zone RX Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:08
A 100 acre block of machine piles are scheduled for burning on Thursday and Friday of this week on the Tusayan Ranger District just west of the Grand Canyon Airport. An additional 94 acres will be ignited near Coleman Lake south of I-40 on the Williams Ranger District on Thursday. Short duration smoke may be visible early in the day however no over night impacts are expected.

Pile Burning continues on Williams Ranger District (Kaibab South Zone RX Fire Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:07
Williams, Ariz., Jan 11, 2018—For Immediate Release. Conditions remain optimal for fire managers to continue burning slash piles on the south side of the Williams Ranger District and crews will move forward with burning an additional 94 acres on Thursday of this week near Coleman Lake adjacent to County Road 73. As moisture in the area remains, additional acres will be identified and treated. Recent snow fall levels have allowed for the opportunity to work at least two more days in the area. Fuels specialists are accomplishing the objectives they hoped for with no control concerns. Pile burning will likely continue throughout the winter months as weather permits and conditions remain favorable. Smoke may be visible during the early part of the day but is expected to be minimal in volume and disperse rapidly. No overnight impacts are expected. Visitors are always reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of prescribed fires, as firefighters, fire-related traffic and...

Firewise USA™ welcomed 170 new sites to the program in 2017

NFPA - Wildfire - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 04:02
Wildfire risk reduction requires committed and dedicated residents striving to reduce their wildfire risks; and in 2017, a total of 170 new participating sites completed the criteria to become nationally recognized through the National Fire Protection
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