Wildland Fire

Umpqua North Complex Update September 25, 2017 (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 4 hours 33 min ago
September 25, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. Fire Information: 541-378-6944 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) Start Date: August 11, 2017 Cause: Lightning Fuels: Timber, forest litter, grass & shrubsAcres: 43,140 Percent Completed: 60% Current Situation: With the improving weather, warming temperatures and drying of muddy roads and dozer lines, fire suppression repair efforts on the 10 separate wildfires that comprise the Umpqua North Complex made great progress yesterday. Again, the Great Basin Incident Management Team #3 is not saying the fires are completely out. There are still plenty of isolated pockets of unburnt fuel, smoldering stumps and individual downed large logs that will continue to smolder and possibly burn more vigorously as temperatures continue to rise over the next few days within the various fire perimeters. Most are well within containment lines and pose little danger of escaping or spreading outside of containment lines. However, such as in the case of a section of line on the...

Miller Complex Fire Update 9/25/17 (Miller Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 4 hours 33 min ago
Miller Complex Fire Update September 25, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. Acres: 36,496 Percent Contained: 70% Start Date: August 14, 2017 Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 167 Location: Private land and federal land on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest 20 miles southwest of Medford, OR. Fire Information: 541-838-0770, Email address: millercomplex2017@gmail.com Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Officials have reduced the Miller Complex Area Closure The reduced area closure takes effect today, September 25, 2017. Due to the repair progress completed on both the Burnt Peak and Creedence fires, officials feel comfortable allowing recreationists and hunters back into the area. The Abney Fire area will remain closed for the time being as a safety precaution. For a more precise, technical definition of these closures, please see Forest Order Number 06-10-22-17-37, or visit the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest closure page at...

Closure Update 9/22 (Liberty Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 4 hours 33 min ago
Please see attached PDF for State, Federal, and Local lands that are closed.

Horse Creek Complex & Rebel Fire Update - September 25, 2017 (Horse Creek Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 4 hours 42 min ago
Horse Creek Complex and Rebel Fire Update for Monday, September 25, 2017, 9 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 719-8371 Online: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ https://facebook.com/WillametteWildfires2017 Willamettewildfires2017@gmail.com Rebel Fire: 8,703 acres Horse Creek Complex: Olallie Lookout Fire, 1,572 acres; Roney Fire, 3,548 acres; Avenue Fire, 3,398 acres; Separation Fire, 17,914 acres; Nash Fire, 6,738 acres. Total all fires: 41,873 acres, no change from yesterday. Resources: Personnel, 312; Crews, 6; Helicopters, 1; Engines, 4; Water Tenders, 32; Skidgen, 1. Weather: A cool night at Wanoga Camp (25°F) and Hoodoo Incident Command Post (29°F) should slowly warm up as an inversion breaks near noon. Temperatures will range from the 50s on ridges to 60s in valleys. Relative humidity will decline as the day warms but climb back overnight. A few more clouds will move through Monday, but a gradual warming and drying trend will continue, with temperatures in...

High Cascades West Zone Update 9-25-2017 (High Cascades Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 4 hours 57 min ago
High Cascades Complex - West Zone UpdateNorthwest Interagency Incident Management Team 8, Incident Commander: Tim Keith September 25, 2017 Special Announcements: Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 8, Incident Commander, Tim Keith, assumed management of the High Cascades Complex - West Zone this morning at 7:00 am. The incident command post (ICP) is located at the Joseph Stewart State Park near Lost Creek Reservoir southwest of Prospect, Oregon. Air Quality: For the most, up to date air quality reported for your area see Air Now http://www.airnow.gov/ or the Oregon Smoke Blog http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com Fire Information Center: (541) 316-8352 Available 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. Information Websites: Inciweb – https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5503 and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/R6RRSNF and https://facebook.com/UmpquaNationalForest/ Current Fire Information: The High Cascades Complex - West Zone is a compilation of fires started by lightning storms earlier this...

Jones & Kelsey Fire Update - September 25, 2017 (Kelsey Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 5 hours 2 min ago
Jones Fire / Kelsey Fire9/25/2017 - 8 a.m.Fire Information: (541) 937-5219 jonesfire2017@gmail.com Jones Fire - Size: 10,220 acres Containment: 80% Cause: LightningKelsey Fire - Size: 441 acres Containment: 15% Cause: Lightning Yesterday’s Activity - On the Jones Fire crews continued to collect and backhaul equipment and hose from the fireline. Timber slash removal and chipping operations have been completed on containment lines on the west side of the Jones Fire. Fire suppression repair is set to begin. Left disturbed, containment lines can affect natural drainages causing soil erosion, damaging fish habitat, and reducing water quality. Firefighters work to limit these effects through a variety of techniques, including the installation of water bars. Water bars divert the flow of rain or run off and prevent the water from carving channels through the recently disturbed soil. On the Kelsey Fire, crews made good progress establishing fireline on Bunchgrass Ridge and down the...

Jones & Kelsey Fire Update - September 25, 2017 (Jones Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 5 hours 8 min ago
Jones Fire / Kelsey Fire9/25/2017 - 8 a.m.Fire Information: (541) 937-5219 jonesfire2017@gmail.com Jones Fire - Size: 10,220 acres Containment: 80% Cause: LightningKelsey Fire - Size: 441 acres Containment: 15% Cause: Lightning Yesterday’s Activity - On the Jones Fire crews continued to collect and backhaul equipment and hose from the fireline. Timber slash removal and chipping operations have been completed on containment lines on the west side of the Jones Fire. Fire suppression repair is set to begin. Left disturbed, containment lines can affect natural drainages causing soil erosion, damaging fish habitat, and reducing water quality. Firefighters work to limit these effects through a variety of techniques, including the installation of water bars. Water bars divert the flow of rain or run off and prevent the water from carving channels through the recently disturbed soil. On the Kelsey Fire, crews made good progress establishing fireline on Bunchgrass Ridge and down the...

Rice Ridge Fire Update - September 25th, 2017 (Rice Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 5 hours 53 min ago
Community meetings are scheduled as followed: Seeley Lake – Tonight, Monday, September 25th at 6pm, Mission Bible Fellowship Church Ovando - Tuesday, September 26th at 6pm, Ovando Elementary School Closures: Road, trail and area closures are still in effect. Local Forest managers, in coordination with fire operations personnel, are evaluating the potential to modify area closures daily. Public should respect closures due to heavy equipment working in the area and the hazards associated with weakened trees and snags. Visit the Lolo and Flathead National Forests webpages for more information on closures on National Forests lands. Visit fwp.mt.gov or call 406-542-5500 for up-to-date information on Fish, Wildlife and Park land and hunting closures. Summary of yesterday’s actions: Half of the Lewis & Clark Hotshots and the Seeley Ranger District trail crew worked to clear the North Fork Blackfoot trail. The other half of the Hotshots gridded the area near the Monture...

Update - Lolo Peak Fire - September 25, 2017 (Lolo Peak Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 5 hours 57 min ago
Lolo Peak Fire Update Monday, September 25, 2017; 8:30 AM Northern Rockies Incident Management Team Mike Almas, Incident Commander Fire origin: July 15, 2017, ten miles southwest of Lolo, MT. Fire Information: (406) 272-5433 Hours: 7am – 9pm Email: LoloPeakFire@gmail.com Websites: Inciweb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5375 Missoula County Sheriff: http://tinyurl.com/ya93jpuf Ravalli County: http://ravalli.us/557/Fire-Incident-Information Facebook: Bitterroot National Forest Facebook Page Lolo National Forest Facebook Page Weather: Today will be mostly cloudy with light and variable winds. Highs in the upper 50’s in the valleys and upper 40’s at higher elevations. Fire behavior will be minimal. Closures: Numerous road, trail, and area closures are in effect for portions of the Bitterroot, Lolo and Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. Specific area closure information is available on those forest websites and Inciweb. Evacuations and Warnings:...

Norse Peak fire update for September 25, 2017 (Norse Peak Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 6 hours 23 min ago
Date Started: Aug. 11, 2017; Cause: Lightning; Acreage: 52,056 (Norse Peak) and 3,853 (American) Percent Completed: 80% (Norse Peak) and 99% (American). Total Personnel: 135 which includes 4 Crews and 5 Engines. Fire Summary: Minimal fire growth is expected. Isolated pockets of slow surface spread where the fire is sheltered by the tree canopy and continued burning in the larger dead or down trees is still possible. The southeast side of the fire is under the command of the Naches Ranger District’s Type 4 organization. The northwest side of the fire is under the command of a Type 3 organization with the Incident Command Post located at the Expo Center in Enumclaw. Norse Peak Fire: On the northwest side of the fire, cleanup and fire suppression restoration work continues along Forest Road 70. Fire personnel are monitoring the active portion of the fire adjacent to State Route 410. American Fire: Any fire activity is expected to be minimal. 99% of the indirect lines are complete....

Reduction of Miller Complex Closure Area (Miller Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 21:39
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Officials have reduced the Miller Complex closure area. The updated closure will go into effect September 25, 2017. For more information please see Forest Order No. 06-10-22-17-37.

Rebel Fire/Horse Creek Complex Update for September 24, 2017 (Rebel Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 20:08
Rebel Fire/Horse Creek Complex Update for Sunday, September 24, 2017, 9 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 719-8371 Online: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ https://facebook.com/WillametteWildfires2017 Willamettewildfires2017@gmail.com Rebel Fire: 8,703 acres Horse Creek Complex: Olallie Lookout Fire, 1,572 acres; Roney Fire, 3,548 acres; Avenue Fire, 3,398 acres; Separation Fire, 17,914 acres; Nash Fire, 6,738 acres. Total all fires: 41,873 acres (An infrared flight was conducted on September 23, resulting in an increase of 603 acres.) Resources: Personnel, 337; Crews, 5; Helicopters, 1; Engines, 15; Water Tenders, 3; Skidgen, 1. Weather: The weather continues to accommodate suppression repair on the Horse Creek Complex and Rebel Fire. Partly cloudy to sunny skies with temperatures climbing into the 60s are forecast for today, accompanied by lower humidity levels. The warming and drying trend will continue through the week. The remaining fires may smolder and...

Nash/Horse Creek Complex Update - September 24, 2017 (Nash Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 20:00
Nash Fire/Horse Creek ComplexUpdate for Sunday, September 24, 2017, 9 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 719-8371 Online: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ https://facebook.com/WillametteWildfires2017 Willamettewildfires2017@gmail.com Rebel Fire: 8,703 acres Horse Creek Complex: Olallie Lookout Fire, 1,572 acres; Roney Fire, 3,548 acres; Avenue Fire, 3,398 acres; Separation Fire, 17,914 acres; Nash Fire, 6,738 acres. Total all fires: 41,873 acres (An infrared flight was conducted on September 23, resulting in an increase of 603 acres.) Resources: Personnel, 337; Crews, 5; Helicopters, 1; Engines, 15; Water Tenders, 3; Skidgen, 1. Weather: The weather continues to accommodate suppression repair on the Horse Creek Complex and Rebel Fire. Partly cloudy to sunny skies with temperatures climbing into the 60s are forecast for today, accompanied by lower humidity levels. The warming and drying trend will continue through the week. The remaining fires may smolder and...

Horse Creek Complex & Rebel Fire Update - September 24, 2017 (Horse Creek Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 19:51
Horse Creek Complex and Rebel FireUpdate for Sunday, September 24, 2017, 9 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 719-8371 Online: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ https://facebook.com/WillametteWildfires2017 Willamettewildfires2017@gmail.com Rebel Fire: 8,703 acres Horse Creek Complex: Olallie Lookout Fire, 1,572 acres; Roney Fire, 3,548 acres; Avenue Fire, 3,398 acres; Separation Fire, 17,914 acres; Nash Fire, 6,738 acres. Total all fires: 41,873 acres (An infrared flight was conducted on September 23, resulting in an increase of 603 acres.) Resources: Personnel, 337; Crews, 5; Helicopters, 1; Engines, 15; Water Tenders, 3; Skidgen, 1. Weather: The weather continues to accommodate suppression repair on the Horse Creek Complex and Rebel Fire. Partly cloudy to sunny skies with temperatures climbing into the 60s are forecast for today, accompanied by lower humidity levels. The warming and drying trend will continue through the week. The remaining fires may smolder...

Transfer of Command to Type 4 Organization 9/25/17 2pm (Moose Peak Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 19:43
Command of the Moose Peak Fire will transfer to a local Type 4 Organization lead by Chris Beeks at 2pm on September 25, 2017.

Fremont-Winema Modifies Fire Closure Areas (High Cascades Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 19:42
As a result of weather and anticipated fire behavior, the Fremont-Winema National Forest has modified its fire area closures. The order and map of the area, road and/or trail closure information is available under the closure tab of

Fremont Winema Modifies North Pelican Fire Closures 06-02-13-17-14 (High Cascades Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 19:37
FIRE EMERGENCY CLOSURE - FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST Order Number 06-02-13-17-14 Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. §551 and Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations §261.50(b), the following acts are prohibited on the following described National Forest System Roads and Trails located on the Klamath Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest, as described below and shown on attached Exhibit A. PROHIBITION: (1) BEING UPON A CLOSED ROAD (2) BEING ON A CLOSED TRAIL 36 C.F.R. §261.54(e) 36 C.F.R. §261.55(a) The Forest Service Roads (FSR) and Trails listed below will be closed to public access due to hazards or hazardous situations created as a result of the North Pelican Fire. This prohibition will become effective immediately upon the time and date of the signature on this Order and will remain in effect until December 31, 2017 or until rescinded. AFFECTED ROADS: FSR 3519 in its entirety; starting at its junction with County Road 531 (Westside Road) in Township 35 South,...

Fremont-Winema Modifies Blanket Fire Road and Trail Closures 06-02-13-17-13 (High Cascades Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 19:32
FIRE EMERGENCY CLOSURE - FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST Order Number 06-02-13-17-13 Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. §551 and Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations §261.50(b), the following acts are prohibited on the following described National Forest System Roads and Trails located on the Klamath Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest, as described below and shown on attached Exhibit A. PROHIBITION: (1) BEING UPON A CLOSED ROAD (2) BEING ON A CLOSED TRAIL 36 C.F.R. §261.54(e) 36 C.F.R. §261.55(a) The Forest Service Roads (FSR) and Trails listed below will be closed to public access due to hazards or hazardous situations created as a result of the Blanket Creek Fire. This prohibition will become effective immediately upon the time and date -of the signature on this Order and will remain in effect until December 31, 2017 or until rescinded. AFFECTED ROADS: FSR 3282 in its entirety; starting at its junction with FSR 3228 in Township 33 South, Range 6 East, Section 3...

Command of the West Fork Fire Transfers to a Type 3 Organization 9/25/17 (West Fork Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 19:27
At 2pm on Monday September 25,2017, command of the West Fork Fire will transfer to a local Type 3 organization under the command of Grant

Fremont-Winema Modifies Blanket Fire Area Closure 06-02-13-17-12 (High Cascades Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 19:08
FIRE AREA EMERGENCY CLOSURE - FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST Order Number 06-02-13-17-12 Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. §551 and Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations §261.50 (a) and (b), the following act is prohibited on National Forest System lands, road , and trails within the following described area on the Klamath Ranger District, Fremont-Winema National Forest, as described in attached Exhibit A. PROHIBITION: (1) GOING INTO OR BEING UPON AN AREA. 36 C.F.R. §261.52(e) The area described below will be closed to public access/entry due to hazards and hazardous conditions created as a result of the Blanket Creek Fire. This prohibition will become effective immediately upon the time and date of the signature on this Order and will remain in effect until Decemher 31, 2017 or until rescinded. AFFECTED AREA/ CLOSURE AREA: A portion of Sky Lakes Wilderness - Starting at the Northwest corner of the Klamath Ranger District where is meets the Rogue River- Siskiyou National Forest and...

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