Wildland Fire

Forest begins assessing burned area flooding risk from Naches to the Methow (Miriam Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 12:19
Wenatchee, WA- Starting September 10, a team of soil scientists, hydrologists, and other experts will begin time-critical assessments of areas burned in large wildfires this summer including the Miriam, Cougar Creek, Crescent Mountain, and McLeod fires. Under higher intensity burn conditions, soils in these areas may absorb less water in the future, potentially producing runoff and erosion downstream. “Even as firefighting continues on some portions of these fires, we’re starting burned area emergency response (BEAR) in others,” said Molly Hanson, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest BAER coordinator. “Our goal is to assess unacceptable risks to life, property and watersheds from exposed soil, runoff or possible flooding.” With over 120,000 acres burned on the Forest this year to date, BAER efforts will largely focus on human life and safety concerns including potential downstream impacts to communities including Ardenvior and Twisp as well as others. Emergency stabilization...

Range 2 Fire at 9,196 acres and 90 Percent Contained (Range Two Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 19:19
Note: For additional fire information, please call Range 2 Fire Information Officer Naaman Horn at 702-659-2586 or get the latest fire updates on Twitter @HumboldtToiyabe, Facebook @HumboldtToiyabeNF (Use hashtag #Range2Fire). Elko, NV., Oct. 10, 2018 – The Range 2 Fire has held at 9,196 acres for the past four days and is at 90 percent containment. The type 3 incident management team will be handing the fire back over the local unit on Thursday, Oct. 11 to continue to patrol and monitor the fire. The Range 2 Fire is approximately 20 miles southeast of Elko, Nevada on the on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Mountain City-Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge Ranger District. The fire started on private and moved onto National Forest System lands. The fire is still under investigation but according to Nevada State Fire Marshal’s office, the fire is believed to have been human caused by recreational shooters. State Fire Marshal Investigators are asking the public for any...

10/10/18 Klondike SPANISH Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 15:48
Incendio Klondite. Zona Oeste Despues de la caida de lluvias durante la semana pasada, el Incendio Klondite se mantiene inactivo. Los bomberos estan enfocados en los trabajos de reparacion despues de la supresion del incendio en las lineas a mano y lineas de bulldozers. La mayoria del equipo de supresion como camiones de bomberos y tanques de agua ya han sido removidos de la linea del fuego.Todos los recursos aereos han sido removidos del area del incendio Klondite. Sin embargo, los helicopteros estan disponibles en Grants Pass en caso de ser necesario. Las mangueras que han sido removidas de la linea de fuego han sido traidas a Gold Beach para ser limpiadas y enrrolladas. De esta manera, millas de mangueras seran removidas hacia el campamento en Agness y desde donde 7 camiones se daran a la tarea de descargar cierta cantidad de estas, dos veces al dia, en Gold Beach. Hasta el momento, 103,000 pies de manguera (19 millas de distancia) han sido limpiadas, enrrolladas, apiladas y...

Prescribed Fire Questions and Answers (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 15:37
What are the benefits of Prescribed Burning? Fire in the wildland plays an important role in the natural cycle of life in the forest and it can also quickly become a dangerous hazard situation for a community. A non-catastrophic fire, whether prescribed or natural, has many ecosystem and resource benefits. An unmanageable wildfire threat to a community is a situation we all want to avoid. Prescribed fire is the controlled application of fire to the land to accomplish specific land management goals and can reduce hazardous fuels accumulations that can lead to an unwanted wildfire threat. The benefits include: Reducing hazard fuel build-up: Dead wood, overcrowded, unhealthy trees, thick layers of pine needles, and continuous decadent brush fields can all contribute to catastrophic wildfires in the forest or adjacent to communities.Prepares the land for new growth: When excess vegetation or needle layers are burned off, nitrogen and other nutrients are released into the soil and...

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

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 15:19
See the 'Announcements' and 'News' Tabs for the latest information on planned prescribed burns. As temperatures drop and the first precipitation of the season arrives, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest is beginning its preparations for 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 ecosystems and improve safety of communities within the wildland urban interface,” explained Forest Fire Management Officer Ben Newburn. Pre-planned prescribed fire projects may take place at specific locations across the forest from October through June 2019. Actual project ignition will depend upon local weather and fuel conditions. Planned projects include...

Prescribed Fire Projects planned October 12-15 north and east of McCloud (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 14:54
Prescribed Fire projects (underburns) are planned for the weekend of October 12-15 north and east of McCloud, California. • Friday October 12 plans include a 340 acre unit known as Harris Unit 12- 14 and 41. This unit is in the Harris Mountain area on the south side of the Harris Mountain Road (42N32). The majority of the prescribed fire area is in T41N R2E Section 1. Crews will be utilizing both hand and aerial ignition techniques • Saturday October 13 plans include the Pilgrim Plantation unit which is 339 acres. This unit is east of the Mt. Shasta Forest Subdivision in T40N R2W section 13 and is along the west side of the Pilgrim Creek Road and the south side of the Clear Creek Trailhead road (41N15). Crews will be utilizing both hand and aerial ignition techniques • Sunday October 14 plans may include either the Algoma units or the Davis unit. In these units we will be utilizing hand ignition techniques only. Algoma: East of McCloud off Highway 89 and the Cattle Camp road...

10/10/18 Klondike Fire Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:19
Klondike Fire West Zone The Klondike Fire remains inactive after last week’s rain event. Crews are continuing work on suppression repair of hand lines and dozer lines. Much of the suppression equipment like engines and water tankers have been removed from the fireline. All air resources have been released from the Klondike Fire but helicopters are available in Grants Pass should the need arise. Firehose collected from the fireline is brought to Gold Beach for cleaning and rolling. Several miles of firehose will be collected and brought to the Agness camp then 7 trucks deliver two loads per day to Gold Beach. So far about 103,000 feet or 19 miles of firehose have been cleaned, rolled, stacked and returned to storage, ready for use on future fires. The weather over the next few days is expected to be sunny with temperatures reaching 60-70 degrees later this week. We are moving into a warmer and dryer trend through the weekend with some wind gusts expected. As the Klondike Fire...

Ranch Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:09
Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) continues on the Ranch Fire with the road crew working on roads, personnel finalizing a gate and signage plan, a botanist developing an invasive plants protocol and recreation personnel assisting with the Upper Lake OHV trail system.

Rattlesnake Creek Fire (Burned Area Emergency Response)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:22
Fire behavior in the Rattlesnake Creek fire has moderated and Forest Closure Order #0412-529 has been terminated. Fire continues to creep and smolder in the Squirrel and Pony Creek drainages but does not pose a threat to containment objectives. The fire is still being monitored and patrolled by fire suppression resources and rehabilitation continues on a dozer line out of the Hillman Basin and a contingency line along the southern flank. Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) treatments are being implemented. Those travelling or recreating in the burned area should be aware of hazards in the burned area, including creeping fire, hazard trees, unstable terrain, displaced wildlife, burned stumps and root chambers, flash flooding and debris flows.The Closure Order for the Rattlesnake Creek Fire was terminated on October 4th. With the change in weather patterns and associated precipitation in the fire area, fire behavior has decreased to creeping and smoldering in the Squirrel and Pony...

Area closure still in place, fire restrictions lifted (Ryan Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:17
Although fire restrictions have been lifted, the area closure for Ryan Fire is still in place. It will be re-evaluated frequently.Also, fire updates will no longer be provided daily, rather only as there is new information or as fire behavior

Closure Order terminated for the Rattlesnake Creek Fire, hazards remain (Rattlesnake Creek Fire Burned Area Emergency Response)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:17
Closure Order terminated for the Rattlesnake Creek Fire, hazards remain McCall, Idaho – The Closure Order for the Rattlesnake Creek Fire was terminated on October 4th. With the change in weather patterns and associated precipitation in the fire area, fire behavior has decreased to creeping and smoldering in the Squirrel and Pony Creek drainages, and is no longer a threat to containment objectives. Fire suppression resources continue to work in the area and some smoke may still be visible. New Meadows District Ranger Erin Phelps said, “There are still hazards in the area, including fire-weakened trees, smoldering fire, and heavy equipment operating in and around the fire area. We still have some fire suppression repair work to complete, namely a dozer line out of the Hillman Basin area that we’ve used to access the fire, and a contingency line along the southern flank, where we have a number of log decks that were generated as a result of suppression activities. We’re...

Area closure still in place, fire restrictions lifted (Silver Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:12
Although fire restrictions have been lifted, the area closure for Silver Creek Fire is still in place. It will be re-evaluated frequently.Also, fire updates will no longer be provided daily, rather only as there is new information or as fire behavior

Terwilliger Fire Update October 10, 2018 (Terwilliger Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:20
Southern Cascades Interagency Incident Management Team Incident Commander, Jerry Van Dyne Incident Commander Trainee, Eric Risdal October 10, 2018 - 9:00 A.M. Public Information Phone: (541) 822-8216 Available 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Special Announcements: The public is asked to respect the road and area closures for protection to themselves and firefighters. Please refrain from entering the closed areas. The Terwilliger Fire Area Closure implemented August 30th, 2018 by the Willamette National Forest remains in place. The Closure Area is being patrolled and enforced. It is entirely within Lane County Oregon and does not impact Oregon State Highway 126. Public and firefighter safety remains the priority. Forest Service Road (FR) 19 and Terwilliger Hot Springs (also known as Cougar Hot Springs) are within the Terwilliger Area Closure. They remain closed due to unsafe conditions from gravity fall hazards, including rocks, debris and fire-weakened trees. The closure begins at the...

For Fire Prevention Week, realtors in Colorado join forces with insurance industry representatives to inform residents about their wildfire risk.

NFPA - Wildfire - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:14
  According to a Vail Daily article, Colorado is ranked third in the nation with homes located in areas of high wildfire risk. With this risk comes responsibility for homeowners to educate themselves about how to reduce their risk and take action
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Wildfire training academy starts this week at Camp Swift

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

October 9, 2018 — BASTROP, Texas — Firefighters from across the country will attend the 21 st Annual Capital Area Interagency Wildfire and Incident Management Academy, Oct. 11-24, 2018 at the Camp Swift National Guard facility in Bastrop, Texas. Managed as an actual wildfire incident, the academy is ope

Prescribed fire online tools now available through Texas A&M Forest Service

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Fire, field and forestry professionals now have additional tools, resources and online checklists to safely and effectively conduct prescribed burns in Texas. Texas A&M Forest Service is launching an online toolkit with comprehensive step-by-step information to assist burn managers

$471,650 in grant funds available for prescribed burning

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

$471,650 in grant funds available for prescribed burning COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Some Texas landowners may be eligible for funding to help with prescribed burning costs on private lands.   Now through Sept. 28, 2018, Texas A&M Forest Service is accepting grant applications to cover

Texas firefighters head to California to help fight deadly wildfires

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

August 7, 2018 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Some 98 firefighters from 29 Texas fire departments in 20 counties will head to California this week to fight wildfires that have burned more than 750,000 acres. The deployment is an activation of the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) for wildfire suppression

Texas A&M Forest Service is investigating reports of an invasive pest in Fort Worth

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

July 30, 2018 - FORT WORTH, Texas - Forest pest experts are investigating reports that the invasive emerald ash borer may have been found in Tarrant County.   Last week, entomologists identified EAB in a photograph submitted to an online nature social network. The photo was taken by a young naturalist, just 10 ye

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