Wildland Fire

Kaibab NF South Zone Rx Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:45
As winter weather conditions continue on the Kaibab National Forest, fire managers will continue to seek opportunities to burn piles across both the Tusayan and Williams ranger districts.

Pile Burning Continues North of Parks on Williams Ranger District (Kaibab NF South Zone Rx Fire Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:45
Williams, Ariz., Dec. 7, 2018—For Immediate Release. Persistent wet weather has presented favorable opportunities for fire crews to continue burning piles at numerous locations across the Kaibab National Forest. Fire personnel on the Williams Ranger District will be moving to an area known has Kaufman Springs today approximately 4 miles north of the community of Parks to continue with operations. Several Units of slash piles on the south side of Government Hill, west of county road 141 are scheduled to be treated over the weeks ahead. 114 acres will be ignited today just west of Wright Hill and crews hope to continue working in this area next week if weather conditions allow. Objectives for these pile burns include reducing fuels resulting from previous forest restoration projects and improving overall forest health and resiliency. Piles typically burn rapidly and produce far less smoke for shorter durations than larger broadcast burns over the landscape. Minimal to light smoke...

Pile burns continuing on Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts (Kaibab NF South Zone Rx Fire Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:48
Williams, Ariz., Dec. 6, 2018—For Immediate Release. Fire managers will continue to burn piles on the Williams and Tusayan ranger districts of the Kaibab National Forest today and tomorrow. On the Williams district, 139 acres of piles off of Forest Road 186 just south of Forest Road 108 near Coleman Lake will be ignited Thursday with an additional 52 acres to be treated on Friday. On the Tusayan district, 19 acres of piles will burned on Thursday approximately 2 miles west of the Grand Canyon Airport. Minimal to light smoke impacts are anticipated at both these sites. Smoke will disperse quickly due to rapid consumption and short duration. As winter weather conditions continue on the Kaibab National Forest, fire managers will continue to seek opportunities to burn piles across both the Tusayan and Williams ranger districts. Additional information will be provided as specific prescribed fire locations are scheduled. The Kaibab National Forest is part of a fire-adapted ecosystem...

Camp Fire (Butte County) Started 11/08/2018, updated 12/02/2018

State - California - CALFIRE - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 14:10
The fireline that remained uncontained has now been contained, bringing containment to 100%. Fire suppression repair personnel continue conduct rehab where possible. Search and Rescue Crews, US&R Teams, and engine companies continue with search efforts.

Tonto National Forest Rx Burns 2018 (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 17:13
Prescribed fires are essential tools for restoring the forest in our fire-adapted ecosystem, and smoke is an unavoidable byproduct of these vital efforts. Fire managers strive to minimize smoke impacts to the community as much as possible. They burn when winds and other atmospheric conditions will push the majority of smoke away from homes; they will burn larger sections at a time to limit the number of days smoke is in the air, and they work closely with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, as well as neighboring forests to monitor air quality.Crews also seek opportunities to use slash from thinning projects around the community instead of burning it. It is often used s filler at the landfill and offered as firewood to community members. Forests need the frequent, low intensity fire to remove accumulated smaller fuels and recycle nutrients into the soils to promote healthy vegetation and wildlife habitat. A healthier forest is a safer forest for firefighters and residents...

Pile burns planned on Payson Ranger District (Tonto National Forest Rx Burns 2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 17:10
PHOENIX, Nov. 30, 2018—For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Payson Ranger District plan to burn debris piles starting Monday, Dec. 3 and continuing through Friday, Dec. 7 as conditions allow. The activities could occur in a variety of locations north of Payson. Potential burning locations include: Colcord Estates – 300 acres, duration of two – three days.Verde Glen – 395 acres, duration of three days.Diamond Point Lookout Tower – 71 acres, one-day operation.Beaver Valley Estates – 40 acres, one-day operation.West of Highway 87 – 71 acres, one-day operation.Bonita Creek – 20 acres, one-day operation. Prescribed burns are conducted within a “prescription” that is determined by appropriate fuel moisture, temperature, humidity, wind, and ventilation. The forecast shows precipitation for the North Zone of the forest which will help prevent fire from spreading into the surrounding vegetation during the pile burns. Smoke may be heavy at times in these areas and...

Kaibab National Forest plans pile burns on Tusayan and Williams districts (Kaibab NF South Zone Rx Fire Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 15:41
Fire managers plan to burn piles on the Tusayan and Williams ranger districts of the Kaibab National Forest starting tomorrow and continuing through next week, as conditions allow. The piles are the result of forest restoration efforts, and the goal of burning them is to further reduce fuels that could feed high-intensity wildfire. Tusayan Ranger District Tusayan Ranger District fire managers plan to burn a total of about 290 acres of piles in four general project locations beginning tomorrow and continuing through all of next week, if snow pack is appropriate. Forest Road 688 pit. Fire managers plan to burn a single, large natural debris pile off of Forest Road 688 east of State Route 64. The pile will likely be ignited tomorrow but will continue smoldering for several days to weeks because of its large size. Smoke impacts are expected to be minimal and highly localized.Tusayan Ranger District compound. Fire managers plan to burn scattered piles surrounding the Tusayan Ranger...

Pile burns next week throughout the forest (2018 Fall/Winter Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 14:21
Pile burns next week throughout the forest FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Nov. 30, 2018, For Immediate Release — Fire managers will be conducting slash pile burns near Flagstaff, Mountainaire and southwest of Clints Well throughout next week. Flagstaff Area On Monday fire managers are planning to conduct smaller pile burns near Mount Elden’s Fatman’s Loop trail, west of U.S. Highway 89 and also large slash piles east of Mountainaire. Smoke will be evident to the surrounding communities, motorists using U.S. Highway 89 and Interstate 17. Smoke is expected to disperse toward the west and settle in low lying areas during the evening hours near the burn sites. If conditions allow, fire managers are also planning to conduct pile burns near the airport and various campgrounds in the Flagstaff Ranger District later in the week. Clints Well Area Fire managers are planning to continue burning large slash piles Monday near the intersection of state Routes 87 and 260 southwest of Clints Well....

Kern River Ranger District Prescribed RX (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 13:20
Kernville, Ca….November 20172018: Hazardous Fuels Reduction projects are scheduled this winter/Spring on three mountaintops within the Kern River Ranger District on the Sequoia National Forest, as well as some lower elevation burning along Isabella Lake.Fire managers work closely with the Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District to manage smoke production and reduce any local impacts.Forest Service crews prep fire lines and cut ladder fuels to prepare for burning during winter months. Prep work is necessary to ensure the project work is accomplished safely and to provide control measures. Fire crews and several fire engines, along with overhead (fire management and operations personnel), water tenders and prevention patrols are conducting prescribed burn operations along the road into Hanning Flat. Some smoke across Sierra Way - drive cautiously and watch for fire personnel and equipment on the road. Hanning Flat is a high visitor/recreational use area. This burn project will...

Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:30
See the 'Announcements' and 'News' Tabs for the latest information on planned prescribed burns. Also see this quick video showing prescribed fire project information, including photos and maps from the Davis and Harris understory prescribed fires on October 18 northeast of McCloud, ways we inform the public of planned projects, and finally how you can stay connected to receive real-time fire updates: https://www.facebook.com/ShastaTrinityNF/videos/338725076887421/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...

Prescribed Fire Projects November 29, 2018 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:14
Prescribed Fire Projects taking place November 29, 2018 (all are pile burns): Westside Plantation on South Fork Mountain north and south of Hwy 36 along Forest Roads 1S23, 1S11, 1S01, 425 AcresUnderwood near Underwood Mountain south of Burnt Ranch, 10 acresElk near Elk Flat northeast of McCloud, 164

Shasta-Trinity NF Post-Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 17:58
Burned Area Emergency Response Team is working on the Hirz and Delta Fires The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is working with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Bureau of Land Management, local counties, California Department of Transportation, and other federal, state and local agencies to assess potential post-fire impacts to watersheds burned by the Hirz and Delta Fires. “The BAER assessment for the Hirz and Delta Fires is vitally important for the current and future management of watersheds within the fire impacted area,” stated Scott Russell, Forest Supervisor for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. “We are fortunate to have the involvement of a wide cross section of representatives from local, state, and Federal agencies/organizations and private land owners to help ensure effective coordination across jurisdictions.”The BAER assessment team is evaluating watershed conditions to determine the level of potential risks to human life, safety, property, natural...

Boom staged to capture debris on Shasta Lake (Shasta-Trinity NF Post-Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 17:57
A boom has been staged on the shoreline of Shasta Lake near the Charlie Creek Railroad Trestle near Lakeshore to capture potential debris flows in Shasta Lake resultant of the Delta and Hirz Fires. In the event of a woody debris flow event, employees will attempt to stop debris at the trestle. This action is taken to mitigate boating safety issues during the recreation season and debris impacts at the boat launches. A similar boom will be placed near Dekkas Rock on the McCloud arm of Shasta Lake.Ultimately, crews intend to capture the debris, then purse and haul it to Gregory beach where it may be gathered as fuel wood with the remainder being piled and prescribed burned. The Forest Service conducted a similar operation, as a result of the Bagley fire, on the McCloud and Squaw Creek arms in 2012.Crews do not intend to leave the booms up for an extended length of time, however placement of the booms, and length of deployment will depend on storm activity and lake levels. We apologize...

Pile burns Thursday, Friday across the forest (2018 Fall/Winter Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 17:07
Pile burns Thursday, Friday across the forest FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Nov. 28, 2018, For Immediate Release — Fire managers will be conducting slash pile burns Thursday (Nov. 29) and Friday (Nov. 30) near Clints Well and Flagstaff. Mogollon Rim Ranger District firefighters are planning to burn slash piles both Thursday and Friday near the intersection of state Routes 87 and 260 southwest of Clints Well. Smoke may be noticeable from these machine piles as wind speed decreases. Smoke will settle during evening hours in the West Clear Creek Wilderness and impact low lying areas near the burn site. Smoke from pile burns near Mount Elden’s Fatman’s Loop trail, west of U.S. Highway 89, is expected to disperse toward the northeast and be visible to Flagstaff residents and motorists using U.S. Highway 89. Smoke will settle during evening hours and impact low lying areas near the burn site. The public and media can get notifications of prescribed burns or any...

Delta Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 16:54
The Delta Fire was declared controlled on November 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. What is the difference between contained and controlled? Please see this fire terminology website: https://www.fs.fed.us/nwacfire/home/terminology.html#CWork on suppression repair continues on the Delta Fire. Repair activities include grading heavily used roads, repairing damaged culverts, replacing vegetation, installing waterbars on dozer lines and hand lines to prevent erosion and recovering timber damaged during suppression efforts.The Forest Closer Order number 14-18-20 is still in place. For specific recreation information contact the Weaverville Ranger Station (530) 623-2121, the Shasta Lake Ranger District (530) 275-1587, or the Mt. Shasta Ranger Station (530) 926-4511 for specific information.For Delta/Hirz Fire Burned Area Emergency Response Information, please visit the BAER InciWeb site at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6221/For any additional fire information contact the Shasta-Trinity National...

Eden Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 16:47
Burning since October 4th in the John Krebs Wilderness of Sequoia National Park, the 1,777 acre lightning-caused Eden Fire is now 90% contained. The onset of winter-like weather and a combination of visual and infrared flights this week have shown the fire’s growth to be very limited. Located in and adjacent to the Eden Creek Grove of giant sequoias, the terrain is steep and rugged with no access via the ground. The fire is working its way through an area that has no modern recorded fire history of significance. This fire should be seen as a success story for the health and well-being of our public lands. By not taking any direct suppression action on this fire, the parks did not put any on the ground firefighters at risk, created contemporary fire history in an area that has over a century of extreme fuel loading, and greatly reduced costs and risks associated with suppressing all fires, all the time. Compared to the 2018 Horse Creek Fire in the same area, the Eden Fire cost...

Sequoia NP Wildfires Create Beneficial Landscape-scale Treatments (Eden Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 16:36
Burning since October 4th in the John Krebs Wilderness of Sequoia National Park, the 1,777 acre lightning-caused Eden Fire is now 90% contained. The onset of winter-like weather and a combination of visual and infrared flights this week have shown the fire’s growth to be very limited. Located in and adjacent to the Eden Creek Grove of giant sequoias, the terrain is steep and rugged with no access via the ground. The fire is working its way through an area that has no modern recorded fire history of significance. This fire should be seen as a success story for the health and well-being of our public lands. By not taking any direct suppression action on this fire, the parks did not put any on the ground firefighters at risk, created contemporary fire history in an area that has over a century of extreme fuel loading, and greatly reduced costs and risks associated with suppressing all fires, all the time. Compared to the 2018 Horse Creek Fire in the same area, the Eden Fire cost...

Delta Fire declared controlled (Delta Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 16:33
The Delta Fire was declared controlled on November 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. What is the difference between contained and controlled? Please see this fire terminology website:

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