Wildland Fire

Buzzard Fire Daily UPdate (Buzzard Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:11
The Gila National Forest brought in Steve Millert’s Type 2 Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 (SWIMT4) to assume command of the Buzzard Fire at 6:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 24th. The SWIMT4 will carry forward the incident strategies and objectives developed by the Gila National Forest and Shilow Norton’s Type 3 team. Eagle Peak Lookout initially spotted the Buzzard Fire, located 3 miles northeast of Eagle Peak Lookout, around 3:00 P.M. Tuesday May 22nd. The Type 2 team was called in Tuesday evening due to the complexity of the incident and the need to maintain span of control for the increasing number of responding resources. Additional resources are in route and will be arriving throughout the day. Yesterday evening the fire crossed FR94 near the Continental Divide. Crews worked through the night to contain that portion of the fire. Work also began to protect Eagle Peak Lookout, located near the southern end of the fire. Today crews will continue work to...

Buzzard Fire Temporary Area Closure Order (Buzzard Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:24
Reserve, NM, May 24, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest has issued Forest Order #06-18-005 Buzzard Fire Temporary Area Closure Order for firefighter and public safety. All roads and trail interior the boundary described in the Forest Order and indicated on the attached map are closed with the exemption of: Persons with a Forest Service permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty Residents in the area accessing private property via a restricted Forest Service road to the extent necessary to gain access to their private property. For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila or join the conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GilaNForest/ or follow us on Twitter @GilaNForest.

CDT Alternate Route for the Buzzard Fire, Reserve, NM (Buzzard Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:23
Reserve, NM, May 24, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Buzzard Fire is burning on National Forest lands. Values at risk include Continental Divide trail which is located east of the fire. CDT hikers in the area are advised to avoid the area for in order to avoid fire activity. Maps of alternative routes are available at the district office and on the Gila NF website. Reroute option #1- Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST) from the BLM boundary (between Coyote Peak and O Bar O Mountain) north to Highway 12. For hikers traveling north, the Plains of Saint Agustin route at Coyote Peak on the BLM-managed lands, when they get to Coyote Peak- take County Road B 016 north to B 019 north to Highway 12 west to CDT trailhead to resume route northbound. Reroute Option #2- from Snow Lake- Middle Fork route. For hikers taking the alternate route through the Middle Fork/Snow Lake. Hikers should follow FR 28 to FR 94 to County Road B 054 to County Road B 016 to Highway 12. ...

Update of Buzzard Fire, May 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. (Buzzard Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 20:00
Location: Reserve Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 4 miles north of Eagle Peak Lookout Catron County, New Mexico Start Date: May 22, 2018 Size: ~3,000 acres Cause: Under investigation Vegetation: Grass, heavy timber Smoke: Smoke may be visible in the area around Eagle Peak Resources: Three Type 6 engines, three Type 1 Initial Attack Crews, one Type 2 Initial Attack Crew, dozer Incident Commander: S. Norton, ICT3 Summary: The Buzzard Fire is burning on National Forest lands approximately four (4) miles north of Eagle Peak. A new start was reported on May 22, north of Eagle Peak Lookout. An air reconnaissance flight had confirmed the start and the fire is now at approximately 3,000 acres. The forest has imposed a Temporary Flight Restriction for over the fire. Values at risk include private property, the Continental Divide Trail, North Fork Negrito, Eagle Peak Lookout, Mexican spotted owl critical habitat, narrow-headed garter snake and Chiricahua...

Avian Complex Update, May 23, 2018 (AVIAN COMPLEX Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:56
May 23, 2018 Avian Complex 82,461 acres, 90% contained, 106 personnel, 3 helicopters and 2 engines Buzzard Fire: 62,404 acres, 85% contained Flamingo Fire: 11,689 acres, 95% contained Curlew Fire: 8,366 acres, 95% contained Vulture Fire: 1 acre, 100% contained Caracara Fire: 1 acre, 100% contained Previous operational period: Aerial observations showed a couple areas still smoldering within the interior of the Buzzard Fire. The overall containment was bumped up to 90 percent and the size remained at 82,461 acres. Crews monitored the fires, checked their equipment, and cleaned fire camps. The number of personnel and equipment was reduced to match the needs of the incident. Planned action: The complex will be monitored for any new fire activity. Operational resources will support the local district for initial attack if requested. This will be the last fire update from Matt Martens and the Type 3 Incident Management Team. Martens said, “All of the members of the Incident...

Aerial Ignitions Planned for South Monroe Mountain Aspen Prescribed Fire (Fishlake NF 2018 Spring Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:41
Contact Information: Kelly Cornwall 435-896-2326 kcornwall@fs.fed.us,or Ryan McCollin 435-896-1661 rmccollin@fs.fed.us The Richfield Ranger District is planning ignitions on May 24-25, 2018. Crews plan to be finished with ignitions early Friday afternoon, May 25. Fire managers are anticipating some residual smoke being visual through the Memorial Day weekend. Location: Monroe Mountain – (Tibadore, Dry Creek and Pine Canyons) Legal Description: T28 South, R2 West, Sections 17-21, and 28-30; T28 South, R2 ½ West, Sections 13, 23-27, and 35-36 Lat/Long: N 38o 21.754; W 112o 3.221 Planned Actions: The purpose of this prescribed fire project is to restore aspen ecosystems on Monroe Mountain by reintroducing fire to the aspen ecosystems through prescribed burning to reduce hazardous fuel accumulations thus reducing the risk to life, property and natural resources, while promoting aspen regeneration. Prescribed fire treatments will be implemented utilizing aerial and/or hand...

Buzzard Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:58
The Buzzard Fire was reported by the Eagle Peak Lookout at approximately 3:00 p.m. today. An air reconnaissance flight over the fire occurred and estimated acreage is 800 acres. This start was initially about 3 miles northwest of the Eagle Peak Lookout. A Temporary Flight Restriction has been put into place. Currently, two hot shot crews are prepped Forest Road

Update on Buzzard Fire, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. (Buzzard Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:51
Location: Reserve Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 4 miles north of Eagle Peak Lookout Catron County, New Mexico Start Date: May 22, 2018 Size: ~800 acres Cause: Under investigation Vegetation: Grass, heavy timber Smoke: Smoke may be visible in the area around Eagle Peak Resources: Three Type 6 engines, two Type 1 Initial Attack Crews, one Type 2 Initial Attack Crew, Heavy Air Tankers. Incident Commander: S. Norton, ICT3 Summary: The Buzzard Fire is burning on National Forest lands approximately four (4) miles north of Eagle Peak. A new start has been sighted north of Eagle Peak Lookout. An air reconnaissance flight has confirmed the start and the fire is now at approximately 800 acres. The forest has imposed a Temporary Flight Restriction for over the fire. Initial Attack Crews are prepping the south side of Forest Road 94 as a boundary line for the fire. Smoke is visible in many areas of Catron County. A Type 2 Team is being ordered up. ...

May 22nd Update (Oakridge/Westfir Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:12
Over the past weekend, fire crews successfully underburned 125 acres within and near Face Thin Unit 2. Today, crews are underburning the 20 acre Sidewalk Unit further away from Westfir, near the Huckleberry OHV area. Crews will continue to mop up, and monitor the burns through the Memorial Day weekend. Fuels conditions have been optimal this week, leading to the effective consumption of surface fuels and logging debris left from recent thinnings in these areas, overall meeting the goal to reduce wildfire risk. No active ignitions will occur from Friday morning through Monday for the Memorial Day weekend. Based on weather conditions, burning could resume on Tuesday. Anyone traveling along Aufderheide Road, Forest Road 19 and Forest Road 1928, as well as the OHV trails at Huckleberry OHV Park should continue to use caution as firefighters and equipment will still be working in the

Buzzard Fire (Buzzard Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:00
Location: Reserve Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 4 miles north of Eagle Peak Lookout Catron County, New Mexico Start Date: May 22, 2018 Size: ~6 acres Cause: Under investigation Vegetation: Grass, heavy timber Smoke: Smoke may be visible in the area around Eagle Peak Resources: Engine on scene, Initial Attack Crews have been ordered. Incident Commander: J. Aragon, ICT4 Summary: The Buzzard Fire is burning on National Forest lands approximately four (4) miles north of Eagle Peak. A new start has been sighted north of Eagle Peak Lookout. An air reconnaissance flight has confirmed the start and initial reports on the fire are approximately 3-4 acres. For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila or join the conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GilaNForest/ or follow us on Twitter @GilaNForest.

Kangas Stewardship Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:10
Kangas Stewardship 2018 Spring Prescribed Fire Units 1 and 2The actual date of ignition is dependent on many factors including: fuel moisture, relative humidity, temperature, and wind. Fire managers hope to complete the units during this spring burning season. Currently, Tuesday, May 22, shows the most promise for wind direction and speed, relative humidity, soil moisture, and other factors. However, conditions will be monitored closely. The exact date and time of ignition will be determined by weather factors as they develop. Fire is part of the boreal forest ecosystem. The main objective for this unit is to prepare for planting by reducing slash and vegetation competition in units that were harvested for fuels treatment. Fire will reduce tree encroachment and stimulate the growth of grasses sedges, rushes, and forbs. All of the Kangas units are part of a greater Ely area hazardous fuel reduction effort. Precise ignition methods will be used to start the fires. Natural and/or...

May 22 - Crews continue with prescribed ignitions in the Starr Project Area (2018 Malheur NF Prescribed Fire Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:00
Fire crews will move forward with prescribed burning in Blue Mountain Ranger District's Starr Project Area today with goals of approximately 127 acres in Unit 30, off of Forest Road 24. Today's prescribed ignitions will include jackpot burning, a form of underburn or broadcast burn where the target fuels to be ignited are the concentrations (or jackpots) of vegetative fuel. Fire will creep between concentrations of slash, increasing as conditions begin to dry from the past few days of heavy rain.

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