Wildland Fire

Cow Creek (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - 2 hours 3 min ago
CowCreekFire wildfire was discovered October 6, 2019,  9 miles east of Ridgway, south of Chimney Rock and Courthouse Mountain. It is approximately 26 acres and burning in the Uncompahgre Wilderness. Smoke is highly visible.Firefighter and public safety is our number one priority. Units are responding and resources have been

Evacuations lifted in Chaffee County (Decker Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 3 hours 4 min ago
CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE October 16, 2019  Effective at 10am, Wednesday, October 16, 2019 the evacuation order for Chaffee County residents living on CR 101, Bear Creek, is being cancelled. CR 101 will remain closed to all other traffic with the exception of Chaffee County residents living on CR 101. ALL Chaffee County residents who were previously evacuated remain on pre-evacuation status. CR 108 remains closed to all traffic, with the exception of residents of Boot Hill and Methodist Estates, as well as essential service providers. Thank You Sheriff John Spezze

Decker Fire Update 10-16-19 (Decker Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 7 hours 53 min ago
   October 16, 2019 (10 a.m.) Special notes: Extremely dry, windy conditions will return to the fire area today. A Red Flag Warning goes into effect from 1 pm to 8 pm. Fuels are very receptive to ignition. Please drive carefully in the neighborhoods near the fire area. Suppression repair work continues in Divisions A/X/R. Fire vehicles and personnel are backhauling equipment and structure protection continues in many areas.  Weather: Humidity levels over parts of the fire will drop to the single digits today. Skies will be mostly clear with areas of smoke. Winds this afternoon will increase in the afternoon to 10-15 mph coming out of the west-southwest, gusting to 30 mph. On the east side of the fire, Winds will be erratic as they eddy around the ridges. Max temperatures will range from 62-66 mph across the fire.  Current Situation: Yesterday, in Division A/X, aerial operations delivered several bucket drops of water to cool fire that has been slowly backing into the old...

Pile Burning has Started at Lake Sherwood (Lake Sherwood Pile-Burning Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 10 hours 43 min ago
Pile burning has started at Lake Sherwood. Smoke may be visible in the local

Malheur National Forest Prescribed Fire Operations Update (2019 Malheur NF Prescribed Fire Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 16:41
John Day, Prairie City and Hines, OR. – Prescribed fire operations will continue as weather permits across the forest.   Blue Mountain Ranger District will begin ignitions today on handpile units in the Camp Creek drainage area.  Smoke may be visible from County Road (CR) 18 and National Forest System (NFS) road 36.  Wednesday, October 16 crews will begin ignitions on 327 acres in Soda Bear 8b unit in Bear Valley.  District fire staff will continue to monitor conditions to possibly begin ignitions in the Starr project area also in Bear Valley.  Crews will continue hand pile ignitions across the district through this week and into next week as conditions and weather permit.     Wednesday, October 16, Prairie City Ranger District, will begin ignitions on 1500 acres in the Summit 3 unit located in the south east corner of Logan Valley and possibly some smaller ignitions of roughly 100 acres may occur in the Dads 2b unit and 50 acres in the Elk 16 project area, south of NFS...

Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2019-20 (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 16:37
See the 'Announcements' and 'News' Tabs for the latest information on planned prescribed burns.As temperatures drop and the first precipitation of the season has arrived, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest is beginning its preparations for fall, winter and spring prescribed fire projects.“Prescribed fire is an important tool in our mission to reduce build-up of hazardous fuels, restore forest ecosystems and improve safety of communities within the wildland urban interface,” explained Assistant Forest Fire Management Officer Ernie Villa.Pre-planned prescribed fire projects may take place at specific locations across the forest from mid-September through June 2020. Actual project ignition will depend upon local weather and fuel conditions. Planned projects include burn piles and low intensity understory burns of vegetation on the forest floor. The main goals of these projects are to reduce the severity of future wildfires and provide added protection for communities in the wildland...

October 15 Middle Mamm Fire Closure Update (Middle Mamm Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 15:56
Middle Mamm Fire Emergency Closures Reduced RIFLE, Colo. – The White River National Forest, Rifle Ranger District has revised the emergency safety closure surrounding the Middle Mamm Fire to reflect current conditions. Closures were put in place on October 5 to protect natural resources and public health and safety due to the impacts of the Middle Mamm Fire.   Two adjacent emergency closures that were put in place for the Middle Mamm fire will also be lifted. The BLM-Colorado River Valley Field Office has rescinded emergency closures on BLM-administered lands near the fire and the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests have lifted emergency closures on Grand Mesa National Forest. The revised closures prohibit unauthorized use on US Forest Service lands in the entire Middle Mamm drainage, Gant Gulch, and a portion of Battlement Trail A (Forest System Trail 2160) remain closed. All Forest Service trails and roads within the defined area are closed to public...

October 15 Middle Mamm Fire Update (Middle Mamm Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 15:44
October 15, 2019, 2:00 p.m.  White River National Forest Dan Nielsen, Incident CommanderDanielle Shedden, Incident Commadner (Trainee)   Middle Mamm Fire to Transition to Local Control   Current Situation: The Middle Mamm Fire saw a mild increase in fire activity on Monday due to moderate afternoon winds. The fire pushed northward in Division Z causing a small increase in acreage. The fire is now 1069 acres. Containment remains at 23% of the total perimeter to contained.   On Monday, fire crews continued to monitor and patrol the fire’s perimeter during the morning. During the afternoon crews switched to holding operations due to increased wind activity. These operations allowed crews to monitor specific sections of the fire’s perimeter while remaining available to respond to any spot fires.   On Tuesday morning at 6:00 a.m., the fire will transition back to a local Type 4 Organization under the leadership of Incident Commander Dan Nielson and Incident Commander (Trainee)...

Some EVACUATIONS lifted in Chaffee County for the Decker Fire (Decker Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 14:20
CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE The management of the Type 1 Team has asked that I cancel the evacuation order for the residents of Silver Heels Road and the residences directly west. This becomes effective at 3p, Tuesday, 10/15/19. The residents that live in Chaffee County on CR 101, Bear Creek, will remain under evacuation orders. All residents in Chaffee County that have been under previous Decker Fire evacuation orders remain on pre-evacuation status. Sheriff John A. Spezze

Northwoods Deuce Project planned near Packers Bay/Shasta Lake (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2019-20 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 14:13
The following prescribed fire project is planned for this week:Northwoods Deuce underburn project up to 450 acres planned starting October 16, near Packers Bay, Shasta Lake, Smoke will be visible from Interstate 5 north of ReddingProject initiation dates are dependent upon several factors, including, but not limited to favorable weather and site conditions. Should it become necessary, individual project ignition start dates may be delayed until later in the year for more favorable conditions. Fire managers will be working with Air Quality Management Districts to ensure compliance with air quality regulations and health and safety conditions.Prescribed fire operations create a landscape with a reduced amount of ladder fuels and dead vegetation. Once treated, these sites will provide defensible space and better opportunities to control fires because of reduced fire behavior. The project will also simulate the natural role of fire in the ecosystem by that will improve and protect forest...

Evacuations Lifted in Swissvale and Wellsville (Decker Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 13:57
Residents of Swissvale and Wellsville will be allowed Re-Entry starting at 3pm today 10/15/2019. Re-Entry credentialing will take place at the Howard Volunteer Department at 8274 Highway 50. Re-Entry will be a controlled process that will include RAPID TAG credentialing. A Rapid Tag will only be issued with one of the following forms of ID showing residency. Drivers license with current address, utility bill, rental/lease agreement, voter registration, property tax receipt, a piece of first class mail with name and address, or a document that proves ownership. Representatives from SolVista Behavioral Health, FCSO, Red Cross, CSU Extension, Fremont County OEM, and Fremont County Public Health will be present with information. All evacuees will be issued an “Orange” Rapid Tag. All residents of Wellsville and Swissvale will remain on Pre-Evac status. CR 49 residents will be credentialed but not allowed in as that area is still on Mandatory Evacuation Status. Residents in...

Shasta McCloud Management Unit Prescribed Fire Projects starting October 15 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2019-20 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 13:00
Several prescribed fires are planned for this week:Elk underburn project up to 328 acres planned today October 15, location: north of Pilgrim Creek Snowmobile Park northeast of McCloud, smoke may be visible from Hwy 89 and McCloud Porcupine underburn project up to 150 acres planned October 15, location north of Bear MountainProject initiation dates are dependent upon several factors, including, but not limited to favorable weather and site conditions. Should it become necessary, individual project ignition start dates may be delayed until later in the year for more favorable conditions. Fire managers will be working with Air Quality Management Districts to ensure compliance with air quality regulations and health and safety conditions.Prescribed fire operations create a landscape with a reduced amount of ladder fuels and dead vegetation. Once treated, these sites will provide defensible space and better opportunities to control fires because of reduced fire behavior. The project will...

Lake Sherwood Pile-Burning (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 11:59
Fire personnel will be burning debris piles at Lake Sherwood beginning Wednesday, October 16. The purpose of the burn is to remove hazardous fuel build up around campgrounds and other infrastructure. The project is expected to take three days, with nine personnel and two type 6 wildland fire engines. Smoke may be visible during daylight hours.

Prescribed burns planned this week near Flagstaff, Clints Well (2019 Fall Rx Burns for Flagstaff Dist. Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 11:51
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Oct. 14, 2019 — Coconino National Forest firefighters are planning to conduct a prescribed burn tomorrow north of Flagstaff in the Fort Valley area and will continue other burn projects near Flagstaff and Clints Well during the week if weather conditions and staffing remain favorable.   These burns are among the prescribed burn projects planned for the Flagstaff Ranger District and the Mogollon Rim Ranger District this fall and are part of a strategy to allow fire across the landscape in order to restore forests to healthier conditions, protect watersheds and improve the safety of the communities around them.   Frequent, low-intensity fire removes accumulated smaller fuels and recycles nutrients in the soils to promote healthy vegetation and wildlife habitat. A healthier forest is a safer forest for firefighters and residents when wildfires inevitably occur.   The prescribed burn projects listed below are in chronological order. Firing ignitions for each of...

Trinity River Management Unit plans to begin prescribed fire projects (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2019-20 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 11:49
Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Trinity River Management Unit will be conducting upcoming prescribed fire operations to remove understory fuels on National Forest System lands in the areas of North Lake in Trinity Center, CA and Musser Hill in Weaverville, CA. Expected project ignition dates for the burns may be as early as Wednesday October 16, weather and fuels conditions permitting. Specific project information is below. North Lake near the Trinity Center Ball Park in Trinity Center, CA – Multiple units may be burned as conditions allow up to 119 acres. Smoke will be visible from Trinity Center, Coffee Creek, Trinity Lake and various places along Hwy 3 and Eastside road (County road 106) during burn operations and smoke may continue to be visible through the following few days after ignitions. Musser Hill in Weaverville, CA - Approximately 96 acres are included in the project. Smoke will be visible from Oregon Mountain Summit, Weaverville and various places north of town...

Public Meeting Salida Tuesday 5:15pm Decker Fire (Decker Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 11:48
 There will be a Public Meeting in Salida tonight, Tuesday October 15th at 5:15PM.  The meeting will be held at the Salida SteamPlant, located at 220 W. Sackett Avenue.  Leaders of the Rocky Mtn Incident Management Team and Chaffee County Officials will provide an update on the fire and answer questions from the

Decker Fire Update 10-15-19 (Decker Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 11:14
   October 15, 2019 (10 a.m.) Community Meeting tonight at 5:15 pm at the SteamPlant in Salida, CO. Special notes: On Monday, the air was clear and seven helicopters and one fixed wing air tanker were used. 130,000 gallons of water were dropped and over 15 loads of retardant were applied. Suppression repair work is in progress in Divisions A/X/R. Please drive carefully in the neighborhoods near fire area. Fire vehicles and personnel are backhauling equipment and structure protection continues in many areas.  Weather: Relative humidity recovered last night to the mid 30s. Today will bring mostly sunny skies with a few clouds forming in the afternoon. Max temperatures will range from 55-63 degrees across the fire with humidity ranging from 11-17%. Winds will be 7-9 mph until noon followed by west to WSW from 8-12 mph occasionally gusting to 20 mph.  Current Situation: After all of the fire activity Sunday and the diligent, hard work of ground and aerial resources...

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