Wildland Fire

Two North Texas communities earn national recognition

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:30
Two North Texas communities earn national recognition for cooperative wildfire mitigation efforts.

Prescrived Fire Treatments Slated for Pyeatt Draw Rd and Tonto Village Area (Prescribed Burns 2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:39
PAYSON, Arizona, February 12, 2018—For Immediate Release. Tonto National Forest fire specialists will begin eliminating 20 acres of vegetative debris piles on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, near Pyeatt Draw Road and Control Road 64 in the Myrtle Point area. Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see and smell light amounts of smoke during the one day burning operation. Smoke during the day will impact Diamond Point and Ellison Creek summer homes. Residual smoke will impact Beaver Valley and Cold Springs in the evening. Residual smoke will linger in these areas through Wednesday. February 14, 2018. Fire specialists will continue eliminating 204 acres of vegetative debris piles west of Tonto Village in the Myrtle Point area starting on Wednesday February 14 through Friday, February 16, 2018. Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see and smell moderate amounts of smoke during the three-day burning operation. During the day and evening hours, smoke will impact...

Write your own wildfire safety success story by participating in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

NFPA - Wildfire - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:02
You can write your own wildfire safety success story by participating in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. Go to the Wildfire Community Preparedness Day site and read about other community stories of success that we hope will encourage and inspire you
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2018 Pile and Prescribed Burns (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:40
Fire managers plan to conduct several prescribed burns and pile burns into spring 2018. Projects are dependent upon weather and wind conditions, so they can be cancelled after they have been announced if conditions are not suitable. Smoke from the burns is generally expected to disperse toward the northeast and may settle in low areas northeast of the specific burn, especially during the evening and early morning hours. Prescribed fires are essential tools for restoring the forests 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’ll burn larger sections at a time to ultimately limit the number of days smoke is in the air; and they work closely with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, partners in the Ponderosa Fire Advisory Council, as...

Pile Burns to Continue on South Side of Williams Ranger District (Kaibab South Zone RX Fire Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:11
Williams, Ariz., Feb 12, 2018—For Immediate Release. Fire crews will begin burning an additional 500 acres of hand piles scattered across the southern half of the Williams Ranger District beginning Monday of this week. Inclement weather bringing moisture has presented favorable conditions to continue reducing fuel loads at various locations that include Coleman Lake, Sevier Flat, and Jackass Flat. Conditions will be evaluated daily before burns are implemented to ensure desirable effects and management objectives are being met. Fire managers will conduct operations incrementally at different locations throughout the week. Smoke production is expected to be minimal with very short duration and disperse quickly to the northeast. No overnight impacts are expected. Visitors are always reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of prescribed fires, as firefighters, fire-related traffic and smoke may all be present. All prescribed fires are subject to approval by the Arizona...

The first Firewise USA™ site in Illinois shares their success story

NFPA - Wildfire - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 05:08
Midland Hills Country Club has transformed their community in just their first year of participating in the Firewise USA™ Program. I interviewed residents Margaret Anderson and Jesse Riechman as we featured their Firewise USA™ site in the
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Knob Hill (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 16:22
On February 10th a Wildfire was reported at 11:45 AM.

After the flood: Texas A&M University students help plant trees along the Blanco River

TFS Texas Forest Service - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 14:30

Feb. 10, 2018 – HAYS COUNTY, Texas – Texas A&M University students planted seedlings Saturday to help restore flood-damaged areas of the Blanco River. Aggie Replant, a student organization whose members strive to improve the community through tree planting events and environmental service, have a history of wor

McCourtney Fire (Wind Complex) (Nevada County) Started 10/09/2017, updated 2/09/2018

State - California - CALFIRE - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:52
The total acreage reflects more accurate mapping. Red Flag warning today through Sunday morning for gusty winds and low relative humidity. Firefighters will continue to monitor conditions. Damage Inspection Teams are continuing their assessments. All Evacuation Orders have been reduced to Warnings and all roads are now open. Use caution when in the fire area as utility companies continue their repairs to infrastructure that was damaged due to the fire. See the latest Incident Update for more information on this fire.

Lobo Fire (Wind Complex) (Nevada County) Started 10/09/2017, updated 2/09/2018

State - California - CALFIRE - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:51
Mop up and patrol continues as hose is pulled from the burn area. Firefighters improved containment line on both the Cascade and LaPorte fires while increasing line on the Lobo fire. Anyone needing information for recovery please contact your county OES office. Butte County (530) 538-7373 Yuba County (530) 749-7520 Nevada County (530) 265-1515 Butte County residents can call the Fire Assistance Center (530) 538-7473 starting Monday, October 16th. CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 2 has transitioned the fires within the Wind Complex back to the local CAL FIRE Unit. See the latest Incident Update for more information on this fire.

LaPorte Fire (Wind Complex) (Butte County) Started 10/09/2017, updated 2/09/2018

State - California - CALFIRE - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:50
Mop up and patrol continues as hose is pulled from the burn area. Firefighters improved containment line on both the Cascade and LaPorte fires while increasing line on the Lobo fire. p>See the latest Incident Update for more information on this fire.

Cherokee Fire (Butte County) Started 10/08/2017, updated 2/09/2018

State - California - CALFIRE - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:48
The BTU Call Center is open: (530) 538-7826. South, West & East flanks of the fire are holding, making progress on the North Flank.

Cascade Fire (Wind Complex) (Yuba County) Started 10/08/2017, updated 2/09/2018

State - California - CALFIRE - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:39
Mop up and patrol continues as hose is pulled from the burn area. Firefighters improved containment line on both the Cascade and LaPorte fires while increasing line on the Lobo fire. Anyone needing information for recovery please contact your county OES office. Butte County (530) 538-7373 Yuba County (530) 749-7520 Nevada County (530) 265-1515 Butte County residents can call the Fire Assistance Center (530) 538-7473 starting Monday, October 16th. CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 2 has transitioned the fires within the Wind Complex back to the local CAL FIRE Unit. See the latest Incident Update for more information on this fire. Yuba County Fire Information

Atlas Fire (Southern LNU Complex) (Napa County,Solano County) Started 10/08/2017, updated 2/09/2018

State - California - CALFIRE - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:37
State's Post Fire Watershed Emergency Response Report Crews continue to mop-up and do tactical patrol throughout the fire area with unit resources assigned.

Pocket Fire (Central LNU Complex) (Sonoma County) Started 10/09/2017, updated 2/09/2018

State - California - CALFIRE - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:32
State's Post Fire Watershed Emergency Response Report See the latest Incident Update for more information on this fire. Central LNU Complex Evacuation Map Resources: Sonoma County Fire Information Sonoma County Website CAL FIRE Structure Status Map Please note that damage assessment is still on-going. If a structure point does not appear on the map it may still have been impacted by the fires.

Nuns / Adobe / Norrbom/ Pressley / Partrick Fires / Oakmont (Central LNU Complex) (Napa County,Sonoma County) Started 10/08/2017, updated 2/09/2018

State - California - CALFIRE - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:30
State's Post Fire Watershed Emergency Response Report See the latest Incident Update for more information on this fire. Central LNU Complex Evacuation Map Resources: Sonoma County Fire Information Sonoma County Website CAL FIRE Structure Status Map Please note that damage assessment is still on-going. If a structure point does not appear on the map it may still have been impacted by the fires.

Sulphur Fire (Mendocino Lake Complex) (Lake County) Started 10/08/2017, updated 2/09/2018

State - California - CALFIRE - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:29
State's Post Fire Watershed Emergency Response Report Fire personnel will remain at scene working to extinguish hot spots and improve containment lines. Damage assessment has been completed. Fire suppression repair continues to minimize the effects of the fire’s damage. 10/20/17 AM - See the latest Incident Update for more information on this fire.

Tubbs Fire (Central LNU Complex) (Napa County,Sonoma County) Started 10/08/2017, updated 2/09/2018

State - California - CALFIRE - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:27
State's Post Fire Watershed Emergency Response Report See the latest Incident Update for more information on this fire. Central LNU Complex Evacuation Map Resources: Sonoma County Fire Information Sonoma County Website CAL FIRE Structure Status Map Please note that damage assessment is still on-going. If a structure point does not appear on the map it may still have been impacted by the fires.

20-year veteran of Texas A&M Forest Service receives Regents Fellow Award for management of wildland fire response systems

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

Cynthia Foster, head of the Wildfire Planning and Preparedness Department at Texas A&M Forest Service received the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents Fellow Service Award on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at a presentation ceremony in College Station. 

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