Wildland Fire

Update 9-22-17 Meyers Fire (Meyers Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:17
Meyers and Sapphire Complex Fires Update Friday, September 22, 2017 Fire Information Line: (406) 859-3211 Email: meyerswhetstone@gmail.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5364/ https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5397/ Facebook: Lolo National Forest Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Bitterroot National Forest Due to cold temperatures, accumulated precipitation and minimal fire activity, a Type 3 team led by Gary Lambert is managing the fire. Rehabilitation work and mop up continues. Sapphire Complex: 43,733 acres Location: Approximately 25 miles south-southeast of Missoula Containment: 90% Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest: 51 Three fires comprised the Sapphire Complex: Little Hogback, Goat Creek, and Sliderock; all managed by the Lolo National Forest. Suppression repair work for the Little Hogback continues by the Lolo and Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and the Type 3 Team. Little Hogback Fire: 34,552 acres ...

Effective Immediately, Emergency Closure Area is Reduced and Portions ... (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:47
September 22, 2017 Contact: Chamise Kramer, Public Affairs Specialist (541) 618-2051 Jeff VonKienast, Acting High Cascades District Ranger (541) 560-3440 Effective Immediately, Emergency Closure Area is Reduced and Portion of Sky Lakes Wilderness is Re-Opened SW Oregon – Recent rain and snow have greatly helped in furthering the containment efforts on the ongoing fires on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, and have also enable the Forest to begin adjusting areas that had been closed for public and firefighter health and safety. The closure order that had closed the entirety of the RRSNF-administered portion of the Sky Lakes Wilderness has been rescinded, and the closure area has been greatly reduced to allow for access into the southern portion of the Sky Lakes Wilderness. RRSNF spokesperson Chamise Kramer said, “We know that with hunting season in full-swing in southwest Oregon, there has been some sadness and frustration that the Sky Lakes Wilderness has been...

Closure Area Reduced on the Umpqua National Forest (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:43
Closure Area Reduced on the Umpqua National Forest Devil’s Canyon Closure Area Shrinks, Some Roads and Trails Re-open ROSEBURG, OR- September 22, 2017 – A revised set of closures for the Umpqua National Forest was released, effective September 22, 2017. The following trails are now open: segments of the North Umpqua Trail #1414, Dread and Terror Trail #1461, Mt. Bailey Trail #1415, Rodley Butte Trail #1452, and West Lake Trail #1452. On the North Umpqua Ranger District, Forest Road 38 near Steamboat will reopen from the junction with Highway 138 to Forest Road 4760. Forest Road 38 will remain closed between Forest Road 4760 and Forest Road 3821. Steamboat Ballfield Group Site is open again. Steamboat Falls and Canton Creek campgrounds will remain closed for the season and reopen in the spring. The area closure on the Tiller Ranger District will remain the same with an additional closure of Forest Road 2823 (Castle Rock Road) due to active fire in the northern portion of...

Umpqua North Complex Update September 22, 2017 (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:09
Fire Information: 541-378-6944 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) Inciweb address: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incidnet/5505/# Start Date: August 11, 2017 Cause: Lightning Fuels: Timber, forest litter, grass & shrubs Acres: 43,139 Percent Contained: 50% Current Situation: Due to the recent storm that entered the region Tuesday afternoon, fire suppression efforts on the Umpqua North Fire Complex have shifted to suppression repair, backhauling equipment and hoses from the fire line. The Umpqua North Fire Complex involves ten separate wildfires located along 35 miles of the Highway 138 corridor and spread across 179,279 acres of the North Umpqua and Diamond Lake Ranger Districts. Fire acreage over the last few days has not changed from Monday’s 41,139 acres, since infrared over-flights have not been possible. There are a total of 543 firefighters including 172 U.S. Army Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington. Transmission lines are being restored by Pacific Power. The utility company...

Operations Briefing for Friday, 9-22-17 (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:07
After two and half days of rain and snow, while the fires are mostly out or contained among the 10 wild fires that comprise the Umpqua North Complex, there is still lots of much needed work that remains to be done before the complex is turned back over to the Umpqua National Forest. Planning Operations Section Chief and smoke-jumper Dan Gustafson shares what today's activities around the horn are for the complex.Link to Ops Brief for Friday,

Bearskin Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:57
Acres: 30,251 Acres Containment: 10 percent Personnel: 25 Resources assigned: 1 crews, 1 engine Type 4 Incident Management Team Most work on the Bearskin Fire was completed by the end of shift Saturday, September 16. A second National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) Team was managing the fire since September 11. On Monday, September 18, the local unit resumed management of the fire.A small workforce of 1 crew and 1 engine will remain in the area for monitoring operations until the fire is in contained and controled status.One engine will patrol along County Road 579 on the west side of the fire. The east side of the fire is quiet and also in patrol status. 3-6 inches of snow and rain fell in the fire area during the week of September 18-22. Smoke may linger for weeks, and even flare up, as interior hot spots ignite in warmer days predicted for the week of September 25 - 30.All the suppression repair work has been completed. Suppression repair work restores areas on the...

Orleans Complex (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:47
Orleans, CA September 22, 2017Current Fire Situation: The Orleans Complex is currently 27,276 acres and is 66% complete. The Haypress Fire, the largest in the complex, has burned 21,127 acres and is 23% complete. Fire crews are continuing to emphasize working on direct line, water bars and suppression repair in addition to locating, pulling and removing surplus hose and pumps. Cool, moist weather conditions over the past few days have been aiding the firefighting efforts. Repair work has begun on some dozer lines and roads in the northern section of the fire. Safety: Increase in precipitation, rock and mud slides and debris have been creating potentially hazardous driving conditions for fire crews. Hunting season is currently open and portions of the Six Rivers and Klamath National Forests are closed. Contact your local ranger station for current closure information. Motorists traveling on State Highway 96 are reminded that there will be numerous firefighting vehicles on...

9-22-2017 Bearskin Fire Area Closure Reduced - Version #5 (Bearskin Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:41
9-22-2017 The Boise National Forest Bearskin Fire Area Closure within the Lowman District has been reduced, opening more roads, due to a decrease in fire activity. The modified closure – Version #5 - goes into effect Friday, Sept. 22, and shall remain in effect until Dec. 15, 2017, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor.

Evacuation ORDER Lifted (Sprague Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:37
The evacuation ORDER for private residences in the Lake McDonald Lodge, Lake McDonald Ranger Station, and Kelly's Camp areas has been lifted. A pre-evacuation WARNING remains in place. The Going-to-the-Sun Road remains closed to all public access at the foot of Lake McDonald due to ongoing firefighting activity.

Update Whitewater Fires for September 22, 2017 (Whitewater Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:54
Fire Information Line: 541-719-8371 Location: Willamette National Forest willamettewildfires2017@gmail.com Willamette National Forest Closures: 541-225-6350 Inciweb Websites: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/willamette/alerts-notices https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5420 https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5565 Size: 14,416 acres (total for reported fires) Containment: 47% Resources: 389 personnel (total for reported fires) Yesterday, crews made progress on suppression repairs including removing timber slash, chipping branches, adding water bars into roadways and hillsides to help redirect water flow to protect hillsides from erosion and placing logs and other debris strategically to slow runoff water. Crews also collected equipment and hose from the fire line. Crews will continue this work for the next few days. As the weather begins to improve, the public may see smoke coming from the fire areas and will likely be visible into the month of October. Even though we have received a...

Evacuation Levels Downgraded for Boulder Creek & Salmon La Sac (Jolly Mountain Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:30
Effective September 22, 2017 at 12:30pm, level three evacuation notices were downgraded to level two for the Boulder Creek and Salmon La Sac areas of the Cle Elum Valley. Due to the future potential of fire activity increase, and hazard trees which could impact the Salmon La Sac road, the road barricade staffed with security personnel will remain in place just north of the French Cabin Creek/FR 4308 Road junction of the Salmon La Sac road. Fire fighters continue to secure this piece of fire line perimeter of hazard trees and improve depth in mop up of the fires edge in the vicinity, so public traffic exposure increases risk to them when working along this stretch of road. For that reason there will continue to be limited traffic access (area landowners only).

Sequoia Creek Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:28
The USDA Forest Service and the National Park Service are planning to start the Sequoia Creek Prescribed Burn as early as this Monday, September 25, 2017. This date was selected due to favorable weather and approval by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. The burn is located north of Highway 180, between the Big Stump Entrance to Kings Canyon National Park and Wilsonia Village. The total planned acreage for the project is 264-acres with 55-acres in Sequoia National Forest and 209-acres in Kings Canyon National Park. Ignitions are expected to take 3 to 4 days. A portion of the South Boundary Trail and the Hitchcock Meadow Trail will close for the duration of the burn. Other trails in Grant Grove will remain open. Smoke impacts can be expected in the Grant Grove and Wilsonia areas during the day and in the Sequoia Lake area and the Highway 245 corridor at night. The Generals Highway should not experience any delays. A network of smoke monitors will be...

Liberty Fire Updated Closure Notice 9/21/17 (Liberty Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:00
LIBERTY FIRE CLOSURE NOTICE 9/21/17 The Nature Conservancy - Criminal Trespass to property (MCA 45-6-203). EXEMPTIONS: The following persons are exempt from this Notice: Persons with a permit specifically exempting them from the effect of this Notice. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.Employees of The Nature Conservancy in the performance of their duties. Signed in Ovando, Montana, this 21st day of September, 2017. _________________________________________________ Steven Kloetzel Western Montana Land Steward The Nature Conservancy in

Trail Closure for Sequoia Creek Prescribed Burn (Sequoia Creek Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:45
The following area in Grant Grove, known as the Sequoia Creek Prescribed Burn Unit is temporarily closed to all individuals except firefighters, overhead personnel assigned to the Sequoia Creek Prescribed Fire Unit, or other NPS individuals approved by the Burn Boss: Swale-South Boundary Trail Closure south from the intersection of the Sunset, Ella Falls, and Swale-South Boundary Trails. AKA: Sunset Trail Junction with Swale-South Boundary Trail South Boundary Trail Closure west from the intersection of the South Boundary Trail and the Azela Trail. AKA: The intersection of the South Boundary Trail and the Azela - Manzanita Loop. The closure also includes the Grant Dump Road. Hitchcock Meadow Trail Closure from the intersection of the South Boundary Trail to the intersection of the Hitchcock Meadow Trail with CA Highway 180. Visitors will not be permitted to hike under CA Highway 180 to connect with the Big Stump Loop while the Big Stump...

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Sequoia National Forest Announce (Sequoia Creek Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:45
Kings Canyon National Park & Sequoia National Forest, Calif. September 22, 2017 – The USDA Forest Service and the National Park Service are planning to start the Sequoia Creek Prescribed Burn as early as this Monday, September 25, 2017. This date was selected due to favorable weather and approval by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. The burn is located north of Highway 180, between the Big Stump Entrance to Kings Canyon National Park and Wilsonia Village. The total planned acreage for the project is 264-acres with 55-acres in Sequoia National Forest and 209-acres in Kings Canyon National Park. Ignitions are expected to take 3 to 4 days. A portion of the South Boundary Trail and the Hitchcock Meadow Trail will close for the duration of the burn. Other trails in Grant Grove will remain open. Smoke impacts can be expected in the Grant Grove and Wilsonia areas during the day and in the Sequoia Lake area and the Highway 245 corridor at night. The Generals...

Fuego de Chetco Bar, 22 de Septiembre (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:38
Los chubascos dispersos y el alto nivel de humedad relativa (RH) han reducido la actividad del incendio en los ultimos dias, los bomberos han continuado patrullando con el fin de identificar areas aptas para la reparacion del sistema de supresion y al mismo tiempo seguir efectuando las operaciones de limpieza. Con la iniciacion del proceso de regresar las lineas de contencion a su estado natural, los bomberos se han enfocado primordialmente en la reduccion drastica del fuego y la recuperacion del equipamiento en el area. La reparacion del Sistema de supresion del incendio es la mayor preocupacion despues de un Incendio. Lineas de contencion que han sido dejadas en el area, podrian afectar drenajes naturales causando erosion del suelo, atrofiamiento de la recuperacion natural vegetativa, danos al habita acuatico y reduccion en la calidad del agua. El equipo de reparacion, esta trabajando en minimizar dichos efectos a travez del uso de una variedad de tecnicas, incluyendo la instalacion...

Norse Peak Fire Update, Friday, September 22, 2017 (Norse Peak Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:15
Date Started: Aug. 11, 2017; Cause: Lightning; Acreage: 52,056 (Norse Peak), 3,853 (American), 1,061 (Saw Mill) Percent Completed: 80% (Norse Peak), 99% (American), 99% (Sawmill Creek). Total Personnel: 500, which includes 13 Crews, 18 Engines and 2 Water Tenders. A community Fire Information Briefing is planned for 6:00 p.m. tonight at the Greenwater Fire Station, on Chinook Pass Highway in Greenwater. 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 Incident Command Post at Chinook Work Center is shutting down today and tomorrow. Command of the southeast side of the fire will transfer to the Naches Ranger District’s Type 4 organization Saturday Morning. On the Northwest side of the fire, command will transfer to a Type 3 organization operating out of the Expo Center in Enumclaw. The incident information phone number has...

Update Salmon August Complex Sept. 22, 2017 (Salmon August Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:12
Fire Information: 530-572-1136 salmonaugustcomplex@gmail.com https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5501/ Salmon-August Complex Update September 22, 2017 Date Started: August 13, 2017 Total Size: 65,875acres Cumulative Containment: 65% Total Personnel: 487 Operational update: As the threat to the communities is waning, a majority of the fire hose was pulled from south of Sawyers Bar to Forks of Salmon and brought back to the incident command post to be cleaned and returned to the fire cache. Drivers are asked to reduce their speed and be alert about fire personnel and heavy equipment on the Salmon River road as firefighters continue to work in the area. Rehabilitation of the firelines is continuing on the Wallow Fires in the Salmon August Complex. Several handcrews of firefighters will work late into the evening and spike out on Razor Ridge along the Pacific Creek Trail tonight, and in the area of the Mule Bridge trail. Spike camps are smaller camps that firefighters use when...

Buck Fire Update 09/22/2017 (Buck Fire (CA) Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:55
Buck Fire Update September 22 Status Acres Burned: 3,400 Cause: Lightning Date/Time Reported: September 12, 2017 Time Reported: 6:45 p.m. Percent Confined: 21% Percent Contained: 10% Resources Crews: 12 Engines: 14 Helicopters: 3 Dozers: 14 Water Tenders: 5 Total Resources Assigned: 407 personnel Current Fire Situation: Yesterday, fire behavior moderated with most of the fire area being low in the drainages. Fire is burning in heavy dry fuels that are readily supporting fire growth. Although very little movement of the fire was witnessed except vegetation under the heavy canopy that continue to smolder and burn. Areas across the fire are dangerous due to remote and steep terrain. The fire area has reached the Forest Service (FS) 28N10 Road to the north. With the fire holding on the road, crews continue confinement operations. To the east fire crews continue to scout other options as well to close in closer to the fires edge as potential confinement lines. The...

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