Wildland Fire

Evacuation Information as of August 17, 2017 at 12:45 a.m. (Lolo Peak Fire Wildfire)

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NEW EVACUATION ORDER for Hwy 93 Lolo Peak Fire, 10:00 PM WED 8/16/17: As of 10:00 PM on Wednesday, August 16th there is an Evacuation ORDER to immediately leave the area per the Missoula County Sheriff's Office. Do not delay, wildfire conditions present an immediate threat to people and homes west of the Hwy 93 Corridor from mile post 78 to 82. This includes all homes from SUN VALLEY RD to just north of MACLAY RANCH ROAD west of Hwy 93. Evacuees must check in at the trailer located at the intersection of Hwy 93 and Hwy 12 at the weigh station south of Town Pump. NEW EVACUATION ORDER for Hwy 12 As of 10 PM on Wednesday 8/16, there is an EVACUATION ORDER to immediately leave the area per Missoula County Sheriff's Office. Do not delay, fire conditions present an immediate threat to people and homes from mile post 31.5 to 29.5 on both sides of Highway 12. This includes Fort Fizzle to Balsam Root Road on both sides of Highway 12 as well as Portions of Mormon Creek Road past and...

Evacuation Information Highway 12 - 10:00 p.m. Wednesday August 16 (Lolo Peak Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:52
NEW EVACUATION ORDER for Hwy 12 As of 10 PM on Wednesday 8/16, there is an EVACUATION ORDER to immediately leave the area per Missoula County Sheriff's Office. Do not delay, fire conditions present an immediate threat to people and homes from mile post 31.5 to 29.5 on both sides of Highway 12. This includes Fort Fizzle to Balsam Root Road on both sides of Highway 12 as well as Portions of Mormon Creek Road past and including Vann Drive. This new Evacuation Order expands upon the previous evacuation order for Hwy 12. Evacuees must check in at the trailer located at the intersection of highway 93 and highway 12 at the Weigh station south of Town Pump.

Evacuation Information Highway 93 - 10:00 PM WED 8/16/17 (Lolo Peak Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:46
As of 10:00 PM on Wednesday, August 16th there is an Evacuation ORDER to immediately leave the area per the Missoula County Sheriff's Office. Do not delay, wildfire conditions present an immediate threat to people and homes west of the Hwy 93 Corridor from mile post 78 to 82. This includes all homes from SUN VALLEY RD to just north of MACLAY RANCH ROAD west of Hwy 93. Evacuees must check in at the trailer located at the intersection of Hwy 93 and Hwy 12 at the weigh station south of Town Pump.

Update August 16, 2017-PM (Falcon Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:48
Falcon Complex Fire Update Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 8, Incident Commander, Tim Keith August 16, 2017 - 9:00 PM General Updates: A morning inversion moderated fire behavior today although the inversion limited helicopter use. Once the inversion lifted, the burning activity increased sharply. No new starts were located today but firefighters are keeping watch for “holdovers” from last week’s lightning. The forest visitors are asked to remain vigilant and watch for increased firefighter traffic on forest roads. Please stay informed as to weather, closures and road conditions. Closures and Use Restrictions: The Umpqua National Forest has implemented multiple Forest Road, Trail, and Public Use Restrictions. Check the Umpqua National Forest website for closure. The full Closure Order may be viewed at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/umpqua/notices/?cid=FSEPRD555249. Public Use Restrictions may be viewed at the following link:...

Public Meeting on Thursday Aug. 17 at 6:00pm (Gibralter Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:41
Public Meeting Announcement: We will be hosting another public meeting on Thursday, August 17th. It will be at 6 PM at the Lincoln County High School in Eureka. Operations personnel will be available to discuss the current fire situation and expected outlook. The Sheriff's Office will also be available to discuss the pre-evacuation

August 16 Fire Update (Sprague Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:07
The Sprague Fire is now estimated to be 200 acres and is burning above Crystal Ford on the Gunsight Trail. The fire has burned actively over the past several days and is backing down steep terrain. Due to dry fuels and predicted weather conditions, fire managers expect to see continued fire growth over the next several weeks. The fire is burning in a mosaic pattern with areas of burned and unburned vegetation. The Sprague Fire is now being managed by the Flathead Interagency Type III Team led by Incident Commander Jim Edgren. The team’s objective is to slow fire growth through natural features such as ridges, creek bottoms, avalanche chutes, and rocky areas. The fire is currently burning in terrain too steep to safely conduct ground firefighting operations. The team will continue to use aerial resources to reinforce natural and manmade barriers. Limited wildland firefighting resources are available due to the multitude of fires throughout the northwest. The safety of the...

Umpqua North Complex Evacuation Notice August 16 (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:04
August 16, 2017, 7:30 pm Umpqua North Complex Update Fire Information Line (541) 378-6944 UmpquaNorthComplex17@gmail.com Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Recorded Information: (855) 419-2349 Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5505/ For Immediate Release: Officials Order Level 3 Evacuation for Dry Creek and Illahee A Level 3 Evacuation Notice for the Dry Creek and Illahee areas was issued at 6 pm on August 16, 2017 by fire officials of the North Umpqua Complex 17 and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Residents are urged to evacuate immediately. Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is closing Highway 138 East from Mileposts 39 to 54 for public safety. Power lines in the area have been deenergized by PacifiCorp in order to alleviate further power disruption. Warmer and dryer weather conditions have led to more active fire behavior across the Umpqua North Complex today. Fire evacuations are based on the...

Sapphire Complex Community Meeting at Philipsburg High School at 5:00 pm (Sapphire Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:55
A community meeting will be held for the Sapphire Complex on Thursday, August 17th, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at the Philipsburg High School. The purpose of the meeting is to update the community about recent fire growth as well as the Fire Managers plans for suppressing the fire.

August 16, 2017- Buck Fire Update (Buck Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:34
Location: St. Joe Ranger District - Idaho Panhandle National Forests, approximately 17 miles southeast of Avery Recent Fire Activity: The Buck Fire, currently approximately 132 acres, is burning in steep terrain and heavy fuels along Buck Creek, south of Forest Service Road (FSR) 201. Firefighters successfully constructed and held handline along the fire’s western flank from FSR201 down to the bottom of Buck Creek. An avalanche chute in the north end of the Buck Creek drainage is still serving as a natural barrier to the fire and there was minimum growth to the south and east on Tuesday. Weather and Fire Behavior: Favorable weather conditions allowed firefighters to continue to improve hand lines along the fire's western flank, resulting in increased containment. Fire growth was limited to smoldering and creeping. Today’s Planned Actions: Fire managers will continue to utilize a protection strategy to prevent fire spread and keep the Buck Fire south of FSR201....

Fire Update August 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. (Lolo Peak Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:40
As anticipated, higher temperatures, lower relative humidity levels and wind are contributing to active burning on the Lolo Peak Fire this afternoon. The inversion cleared about 3:00p.m. this afternoon, there are wind gusts of around 20 miles per hour, and relative humidity is about 20 percent in the fire area. The fire is spotting up to ½ mile, or more, ahead of itself to the east in the direction of Lolo Peak and making uphill runs. Active burning is also occurring on the northwest flank in the South Fork Lolo Creek drainage. The fire is torching, backing downhill and flanking in this area. On the southwest flank, the fire is backing down hill. Crews and engines, with the support of both airplanes and helicopters, have been working to keep fire spread in check. On the north end, crews are holding the fire on containment lines. With the winds and the subsequently poor humidity recovery, active burning is expected to continue into the

Marshall Creek are Yellow Evacuation Order (Sapphire Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:15
At 5:06 PM, the Granite County Sherriff issued a Yellow Evacuation Order for the Marshall Creek Subdivision and road due to increasing fire activity on the east side of the Little Hogback

Heavy Fire Traffic Around French Fire (French Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:46
The roads and area around the French Fire are experiencing heavy fire traffic as crews and equipment work to contain the fire. For your own safety and the safety of the firefighters, all visitors are being urged to avoid the

Upper Willow Crrek Road Red Fire Evacuation Notice (Sapphire Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:14
At 4:13 PM today, the Granite County Sherriff made a Red Evacuation Order of the Upper Willow Creek Road located on the east side of the Little Hogback Fire with increasing fire activity.

Jones Fire Update - August 16, 2017 (Jones Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:02
Jones Fire August 16, 2017 UPDATE Fire Information: 541-937-5219 https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5494/ jonesfire2017@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/WillametteWildfires2017 FIRE STATUS Acres Burned: 2581 acres Cause: Lightning Structures Destroyed: None Closures: FS Rd 18, campgrounds, Forest Roads Evacuations: None Containment: 5% RESOURCES Crews: 14 Engines:11 Dozers: 5 Water Tenders: 7 Helicopters: 2 Aircraft: 1 air attack Total personnel: 463 Injuries: 1 Jones Fire Public Meeting: Wednesday August 16, 2017 6:00 p.m. at Lowell Fire Hall Incident Summary: The Jones Fire is currently burning approximately ten miles north east of the town of Lowell, Oregon, in heavy timber. The fire was reported to have started at approximately 6:51 pm on August 10, 2017. The fire is burning north of forest road 18 and east of the Springfield/Eugene metro area. Burning in parts of the 2003 Clark Fire, the fire scar contains numerous snags (standing dead...

Smoke Forecast Outlook/Air Quality Report 8-16-17 (South Fork Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:02
Smoke: Afternoon Update - 1:45 pm PDT - Smoke in Wawona close to the South Fork has reached UNHEALTHY levels (24-hr average for PM2.5). Conditions are expected to improve through the afternoon, deteriorating after midnight once again. Very light transport winds with an easterly component should result in improved conditions to the Owens Valley and gradually increasing impacts to the foothills. Clearing in local valleys may be slower over next few days following mid-morning maximums. Fire: Butte: Minimal activity. Full containment expected by Thursday. Empire/South Fork: Not quite as active as prior days. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/5/0/ Other: Return of high pressure Thursday into the weekend may lead to worsening air quality conditions through the region. Note: AQ forecasts below reflect only particulate matter - not ozone. Stay tuned to the California Smoke Blog (link below) for more up-to-date

Chetco Bar Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:15
Incident Summary: The Chetco Bar Fire was reported on July 12, 2017 at approximately 1:43 p.m. The initial size-up of the fire was 1/4 acre burning in the 2002 Biscuit Fire and 1987 Silver Fire scars located in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, roughly six air miles west of Pearsoll Peak and north of the Chetco River. Initially, a local Type 3 Incident Management Team was in charge of the fire. Phoenix National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) Team, Incident Commander Bob Houseman, assumed management of the fire July 29, 2017 at 6 a.m. A rappel crew was dispatched and arrived on the fire the first day. Due to the extremely steep, rugged and inaccessible terrain, typical of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, operations were limited to creating a helispot for insertion of two crews to scout the fire. The rappel crews were unable to safely engage the fire and were flown out the following day, July 13, 2017. Because of the risk to firefighter safety, low probability of success of a direct...

OKANOGAN-WENATCHEE ORDER #06-17-03-1007 (Jolly Mountain Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:09
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREST SERVICE OKANOGAN-WENATCHEE NATIONAL FOREST CLE ELUM, WA ORDER NO. 06-17-03-17-1007 Fire Closure Pursuant to 16 USC 551 & 36 CFR 261.50 (a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited on National Forest System (NFS) Lands, Roads, and Trails within the Cle Elum Ranger District on the Okanogan­ Wenatchee National Forest as described below and shown in exhibit A. This Order will be effective beginning August 15, 2017 and ending October 15, 2017, unless rescinded. PROHIBITION 1. To go into or be upon any area which is closed for the protection of public safety. For the purpose of this order, this restriction prohibits entry onto National Forest System Land and includes all methods of travel within the boundary of the area described below. [36 CFR 261.53(e)]: AREA CLOSURE DESCRIPTION The fire closure area boundary begins at the intersection of FS Road No. 4600 and...

Safety Closures for South Fork Fire (South Fork Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:54
SAFETY CLOSURE DUE TO WILDLAND FIRE Date: 8/14/2017 The South Fork is an ongoing wildland fire which started mid-ridge along the north side of the South Fork of the Merced River drainage, approximately one mile east of Wawona, on Sunday, August 13. In order to maintain the safety of park visitors and allow fire management operations to continue unimpeded, the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park is designating the following area as closed. The area will be closed until further notice is given. By order of the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park and under authority of Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1.5(a) and Section (a)(1): -The Swinging Bridge Trail on both the north and south sides of the South Fork of the Merced River. -The Chilnualna Falls Trail from Wawona Trailhead to the top of Chilnualna Falls. -The two mile connecting trail heading north from the top of Chilnualna Falls to the intersection of the Buena Vista Trail. -The Chilnualna Creek Trail from the...

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