Wildland Fire

Prescribed Fire Project March 21, 2019 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 13:37
The Peak #PrescribedFire project continues today: Peak 2015 Fire Reforestation Site Prep consisting of 40 acres of hand piles near Plummer Peak south of #Hayfork.

Upper Bailey Unit A (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:52
Promote un-even aged forest diversity to benefit forest wildlife.

Grindstone Mountain Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 07:39
Forest Service to Conduct Controlled Burn for Grindstone Mountain in Augusta County Today Location: This 830 acre burn will take place on Grindstone Mountain located in Augusta County near Stokesville, VA. Date and Time: The Forest Service will begin ignitions on March 20, 2019. This controlled burn will be completed over 2-3 days. Firefighters will monitor the area for several days after the burn is over. Objective: These burns are conducted to maintain early successional species, which favor open grass and shrub land habitats. Additional Information: Residents of surrounding areas may see and smell light smoke for several days, especially in the mornings and evenings. Smoke may be visible along sections of CR 95 and Tillman Roads for the duration of the burn. Firefighter and public safety is our number one priority.

South Rim Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 18:30
The Bureau of Land Management’s Gila District and Safford Field Office will black line and prepare the burn area boundaries for the approximately 15,726 acre South Rim prescribed burn in the Aravaipa Canyon area. The work will occur this Wednesday-Friday. Fire crews will monitor the burned area during and after the work to ensure public safety. In relation to the work, the following road will be closed from 6 p.m. today (Tuesday) to 6 a.m. March 23 (Saturday). Rug Road from the conjunction with Turkey Creek to the conjunction with Dry Camp Canyon. Prescribed fires are intended to mimic natural fire frequency and intensity. They improve the health of the land by stimulating growth of desirable grasses, reducing invasive plants and managing fuel loads so that natural fires are less destructive. For more information, contact Public Affairs Specialist June Lowery 520-258-7223.

Prescribed Fire Projects March 19, 2019 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:10
Peak & Northwoods Deuce #PrescribedFire projects continue March 19: Peak 2015 Fire Reforestation Site Prep will consist of 50 acres of hand piles near Plummer Peak south of #Hayfork. Northwoods Deuce Fuels Reduction Project consists of 40 acres of understory burn near Packers Bay west of I-5 near

Closure Order No. 09-12-19-04 (Hoosier National Forest Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:54
ORDER NO. 09-12-19-04 EMERGENCY CLOSURE ORDER OF THE FOREST SUPERVISOR RESTRICTING OCCUPANCY AND USE, TO WIT: HOOSIER NATIONAL FOREST, BROWNSTOWN RANGER DISTRICT, INDIANA Under the authority of the Act of Congress dated June 4, 1897, as amended ( 16 U.S.C. 551 ), and pursuant to the Secretary of Agriculture's Regulations set forth as 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart B (36 CFR 26 1.50(a) and (b )), the following acts and omissions are prohibited on the Hoosier National Forest located within Martin County, Indiana. Said areas being described and designated as shown on the map set forth as Exhibit A, which is attached hereto and made a part hereto: Entering or being upon or in an area described in the Order as being closed pursuant to (36 CFR 261.53(e)) for reasons of public health and safety. The following areas are Ordered Closed until termination of this Emergency Order or 45 days from signature elate, whichever comes first: Within 100 feet of or inside the prescribed burn unit known as Peggy...

Burns planned for Tuesday, March 19, 2019 (Hoosier National Forest Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 07:00
Three prescribed fires are planned for today, weather and conditions dependent. Please see attached documents for more information on the locations. Boy Scout - Part of the Maumee Burn. Located just east of the Maumee Boy Scout Reservation off of CR 1200 W. 6.3 AcresPipeline - Part of the Maumee Burn. South of the Boy Scout Reservation off of Horse Camp Road and CR 1200 W. 39 AcresPeggy Hollow - Butler Bridge Complex. South east of Lacy (Shoals) and off of Butler Bridge Road and Peggy Hollow Road. 39 Acres

Closure Order No. R9-12-19-139 (Hoosier National Forest Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:40
ORDER NO. R9-12-19-139 EMERGENCY CLOSURE ORDER OF THE FOREST SUPERVISOR RESTRICTING OCCUPANCY AND USE, TO WIT: HOOSIER NATIONAL FOREST, BROWNSTOWN RANGER DISTRICT, INDIANA Under the authority of the Act of Congress dated June 4, 1897, as amended (16 U.S.C. 551), and pursuant to the Secretary of Agriculture’s Regulations set forth as 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart B (36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b)), the following acts and omissions are prohibited on the Hoosier National Forest located within Martin County, Indiana. Said areas being described and designated as shown on the map set forth as Exhibit A, which is attached hereto and made a part hereto: Entering or being upon or in an area described in the Order as being closed pursuant to (36 CFR 261.53(e)) for reasons of public health and safety. The following areas are Ordered Closed until termination of this Emergency Order or 45 days from signature date, whichever comes first: In or within 100 feet of, the prescribed burn area bound...

Closure Order No. R9-12-19-140 (Hoosier National Forest Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:38
Forest Order R9-12-19-140 EMERGENCY CLOSURE ORDER OF THE FOREST SUPERVISOR RESTRICTING OCCUPANCY AND USE, TO WIT: HOOSIER NATIONAL FOREST, BROWNSTOWN RANGER DISTRICT, INDIANA Under the authority of the Act of Congress dated June 4, 1897, as amended (16 U.S.C. 551), and pursuant to the Secretary of Agriculture’s Regulations set forth as 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart B (36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b)), the following acts and omissions are prohibited on the Hoosier National Forest located within Orange County, Indiana. Said areas being described and designated as shown on the map set forth as Exhibit A, which is attached hereto and made a part hereto: Entering or being upon or in an area described in the Order as being closed pursuant to (36 CFR 261.53(e)) for reasons of public health and safety. The following areas are Ordered Closed until termination of this Emergency Order or 45 days from signature date, whichever comes first: Within 100 feet of or inside the fire area known as...

What are you doing to create safer neighborhoods this wildfire season?

NFPA - Wildfire - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:15
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Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:12
See the 'Announcements' and 'News' Tabs for the latest information on planned prescribed burns. As temperatures drop and the first precipitation of the season arrives, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest is conducting its fall, winter and spring prescribed fire projects. “The 2018 fire season has provided significant firefighting challenges for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, our partners and cooperators. In order to meet future challenges in the most effective way possible, the forest will continue to use tools such as prescribed burning in our mission to reduce build-up of hazardous fuels, restore forest ecosystems and improve safety of communities within the wildland urban interface,” explained Forest Fire Management Officer Ben Newburn. Pre-planned prescribed fire projects may take place at specific locations across the forest from October through June 2019. Actual project ignition will depend upon local weather and fuel conditions. Planned projects include burn piles and...

Prescribed Fire Projects March 18, 2019 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:09
The Northwoods Deuce prescribed fire project will be ignited on March 18, 2019. Project location is near Packers Bay south of O'Brien Mountain and west of Interstate 5. Project size is 250 acres. Smoke will be visible from many areas around Shasta Lake, along Interstate 5 near Bridge Bay, and north of Redding. The Peak prescribed fire will also take place March 18, 2019. Project location is near Plummer Peak south of Hayfork. Project size is 25 acres.

NorthWoods Deuce Vegetation Management Plan continues near Shasta Lake (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:08
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is continuing efforts to implement the NorthWoods Deuce Vegetation Management Plan on Shasta Lake near Packers Bay south of O’Brien Mountain and west of Interstate 5. The main goal of this project is to reduce the severity of future wildfires and provide added protection for communities in the wildland-urban interface. The total project includes approximately 1,250 acres of prescribed fire operations and mechanical treatment which will enable future crews to conduct smaller prescribed fires throughout the area. Project managers plan to conduct prescribed fire operations on up to 250 acres between Packers Bay and Halfway Cove starting March 18. “The project includes the initial use of prescribed fires to reduce amount of ladder fuels and dead vegetation across a landscape. Once the fuel load has been reduced, this plan allows for smaller prescribed fires to maintain a safe place for firefighters to work and better opportunities to control future...

Hickman Hollow Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:45
An 8-10 acre fire was reported just east of Dyer on the Gauley Ranger District of Monongahela National Forest at about 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 15. Firefighters from several agencies responded and worked late into the night and all day Saturday to contain the fire, estimated at 25 acres. The Hickman Hollow Fire was declared controlled as of 6 p.m., Sunday, March 17. Staff will continue to patrol the area over the next few days. “We’d like to thank local volunteer fire departments, emergency medical services, state agencies and others who assisted in responding to the fire,” said Incident Commander John Fry. Fire staff from Monongahela National Forest were assisted by the West Virginia Division of Forestry, Harpers Ferry Job Corps Center, Wayne National Forest, Huron Manistee National Forest, West Virginia State Police, WV Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement, Webster Springs VFD, Craigsville VFD, Cowen VFD, Erbacon VFD, and Webster Memorial Hospital EMS. ...

Burns planned for Monday, March 18, 2019 (Hoosier National Forest Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 08:17
Two prescribed fires are planned to take place today, weather and conditions dependent. View attached documents for more information on the locations of these burns.Hagar is located in Orange County on Old Vincennes Road near Bethel Church. 105 AcresUnion Cemetery in Martin County on Union Cemetery Road. 201

Current closures (SBNF Storm Damage Flood)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 19:06
The following have been closed by Forest Order: 1N091N45 Check the News section for more details.

Storm damage prompts closure of Forest Road 1N45 (SBNF Storm Damage Flood)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 19:03
After assessing storm damage along Forest Road 1N45 (Santa Ana River Rd.), officials with San Bernardino National Forest have issued a Forest Order closing the route between Highway 38 and Glass Road in the Barton Flats area of the San Bernardino Mountains. The damage includes sink holes, mud and rock slides, cracked pavement, undercut pavement, sloughing and fallen trees. Repairing 1N45 is another priority project for the forest. Damage assessments are continuing and staff hope repair work will begin within the next month, weather permitting. The Forest Order begins today, March 16, 2019. It expires on March 15, 2020, but will be lifted earlier, once necessary repairs are completed. Special use permit holders, such as recreational cabin owners and organization camps, are exempt from this order. For more information on the 1N45 road closure, call the Mountaintop Ranger District at 909-382-2790. For more information on road damages throughout the forest caused by February 2019 storms,...

Storm damage prompts closure of Forest Road 1N09 (SBNF Storm Damage Flood)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 19:02
After assessing storm damage along Forest Road 1N09 (locally pronounced with the letter “O”), officials with San Bernardino National Forest have issued a forest order closing about 22 miles of the route between Highway 330 and Sevan Oaks Road in the San Bernardino Mountains. The damage includes sink holes, mud and rock slides, cracked pavement, undercut pavement, sloughing and fallen trees. “Repairing 1N09 is a priority project for the forest,” said the forest’s Deputy Fire Chief Mike Nobles. “Not only is it a key road for suppression during a wildfire, but it’s very popular with the recreating public. Work has already begun to address the numerous issues along the artery.” In addition to his role as the forest’s deputy fire chief, Nobles has been appointed as the incident commander for an incident response team to address storm damage throughout the forest. More road closures by forest orders are expected in the coming weeks. The forest order for 1N09 begins today,...

Search for Missing US Marine in Central Sierra Nevada Moves to Limited Cont (Central Sierra Nevada Search and Rescue)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 17:17
Search for Missing US Marine in Central Sierra Nevada Moves to Limited Continuous Mode CENTRAL SIERRA NEVADA, Calif. March 16, 2019 – A massive multiagency search in the Sierra Nevada has been underway for more than a week to locate missing U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Matthew Kraft, a 24-year-old man from Washington, Conn. Kraft set out on a solo ski and hike trip on Feb. 24 with an itinerary to complete the 195-mile Sierra High Route on March 4 or 5. Beginning today the search operation will transition into a limited continuous search status until Kraft is found. On March 4, Kraft’s father contacted Mono County Sheriff after not hearing from his son. Mono County Sheriff’s Office began checking trail heads in the Bridgeport area that day. Cell phone forensics initiated by Mono County Sheriff showed that his last phone activity was in the Independence area, in Inyo County. Inyo County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue began a search on March 5. The evening of March 8,...

Kern River Ranger District Prescribed RX (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 13:39
PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN DRIVING THROUGH PRESCRIBED BURN AREAS - Slow Down - Please be watchful for firefighters - they will be walking near and around their engines and all other supporting resources. Public and firefighter safety remain our #1 priority.Hazardous Fuel Reduction projects are scheduled this winter/spring on three mountaintops within the Kern River Ranger District on the Sequoia National Forest, as well as various lower elevation burning near communities around Isabella Lake.Kernville, Ca….March 15, 2019: The Kern River Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest is planning to conduct prescribed pile burning on Greenhorn Mountain, today, Friday, March 15, through March 17, 2019. The area will be along Highway 155, west of the Forest Service Greenhorn Summit Station. Also, Fire Managers are planning to burn hazardous fuel piles between now and the end of March, including below Slick Rock to the sand shed of Hwy. 155, and piles along Rancheria. The piles consist of...

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