Wildland Fire

Community Meeting Scheduled (Davis Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 19:22
There will be a community meeting on Sunday, August 19th to discuss the status of the Davis Fire. It will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Upper Yaak Fire Department.

Watson Creek Fire in Lake County grows to 350 acres (Watson Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 19:00
PAISLEY, Ore. – The Watson Creek Fire grew to 350 acres earlier today due to difficult terrain and poor visibility.The fire was confirmed yesterday at 2:55 p.m. approximately 15 miles west of Paisley. The fire is burning on the Fremont-Winema National Forest Paisley Ranger District Firefighters are working in difficult terrain with limited access. The fire is currently actively burning to the northeast. Initial attack resources on scene: Air Attack, two heavy air tankers, three helicopters, six engines, two water tenders, three dozers, multiple overhead, and a 10-person handcrew. The use of additional aircraft for support has been limited by visibility in the area. A Type II Incident Management Team has been ordered to assume command of operations. Due to the fire situation road closures and evacuations are being put in place. Forest Service 28 RD – South from junction of FS road 30 to FS road 34, at the junction with FS road 29, and at the junction with FS road 3315. Forest...

Mandatory Evacuation Areas Reduced for Mendocino and Lake Counties (Mendocino Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 18:55
WHAT: MANDATORY EVACUATION REDUCTIONWHEN: AUGUST 16, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.WHERE: Evacuation Order Reduced to Evacuation Advisory for Mendocino County: All residences with driveway access south of 16000 Mid Mountain Road, north of Pine Avenue, west of the Mendocino National Forest and east of eastside Potter Valley Road.Evacuation Order Reduced to Evacuation Advisory for Lake County: All residences on Bartlett Springs Road, north of SR 20 to the Mendocino National Forest boundary.NOTES: SAFETY MESSAGE The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures. If you see electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact PG&E immediately. Trees and poles with deep charring, particularly if still smoking, should be considered hazardous. Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area.As you re-enter your property and evaluate damage, be aware that hazardous conditions may exist, particularly if a residence or...

Monument and Wigwam Morning Update for August 16, 2018 (Monument Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 18:41
Monument Fire: 5,400 acres, 5% contained; Engines: 8; Water Tenders: 4; Total Fire Personnel: 123 (4 helicopters are being utilized between both fires) Wigwam Fire: 4,190 acres, 0% contained; Engines: 11; Dozers: 1; Water Tenders: 6; Total Fire Personnel: 73 The Monument and Wigwam fires are full suppression fires managed to limit fire spread and to protect structures and other public and private values at risk. Inherent in this effort, public and firefighter safety is always the first priority for fire suppression. Fire activity increased late yesterday afternoon on both fires with smoke columns visible throughout the area. The Wigwam fire spread was mainly to the east and crossed Cole Road. Airtankers were brought in to drop retardant and help check further fire spread. Monument fire spread further to the east and south, but did not cross road 290. Last night’s operation was focused on crew and engine patrols primarily on the Wigwam Fire for structure protection. Fire...

Community Meeting Friday, August 17 - Eagle Cliff Grange (Kettle River Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 18:04
A Community Meeting has been scheduled to discuss the strategy being used to suppress the Kettle River Fire. The meeting will be held on Friday, August 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Eagle Cliff Grange on Customs Road near the fire.Personnel from the Kelley Mountain Fire will also be on hand to answer questions about that fire north of Republic.

Closure redirect (Goldstone Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:49
Information on all closures within the Beaverhead-Deerlodge and Salmon-Challis National Forests including reroute maps of the Continental Divide Trail are posted under the MAP tab of this Inciweb page or call the Fire Information line at (602)

Level 3 Evacuation for section of Hwy 95, including Hillman and Boulder (Rattlesnake Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:34
As of 1400 hours on 8/16/18, Adams County Sheriff's Office has issued the following notice: DUE TO FIRE A THREAT THE RATTLESNAKE FIRE IS NOW AT A LEVEL 3 EVACUATION (GO). FROM THE COUNTY LINE(MP/182) TO HILLMAN BASIN RD (MP/178) ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY. Smokey Boulder Road to Railroad Saddle is closed. Please see Adams Co. Facebook page for more

Cabin Lake Daily Update Aug. 16,2018 (Cabin Lake Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 16:55
Cabin Lake Fire Information Southern Area Incident Management Team Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6057/ Aug. 16, 2018 12 p.m. Evacuations and Closures Information Rio Blanco County Dispatch (970) 878-9600Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s App and Facebook www.facebook.com/RioBlancoCountySheriffsOffice/ Rio Blanco County alerts www.co.rio-blanco.co.us/298/Rio-Blanco-Alerts-Reverse-911 Fire Information Phone: (970) 364-6112Email: CabinLakeFire2018@gmail.comwww.facebook.com/CabinLakeFire Quick Facts Fire size: 5,188 acres and 29% containedStructures lost or damaged: 0Location: 16 miles southeast of Meeker, COStart date July 29, 2018 Cause unknownTotal personnel: 326 Announcement: The Forest Service has expanded the closure around the Cabin Lake Fire due to current and predicted fire behavior. Recent fire movement to the east and extreme fire behavior has led to the decision to expand the closure area. Prolonged hot, dry conditions and heavy...

Cache Creek Fire Update, 8/16/2018 (Cache Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 16:25
Today: Three major challenges on the Cache Creek Fire are the potential for thunderstorm activity with erratic outflow winds, fuel conditions due to drought, and firefighting resource availability. Erratic outflow winds from thunderstorm activity have contributed to spread of the fire to the north and west over the last three days. Fuels in the area are exceptionally dry, near record lows. This significantly contributes to fire spread. Resource availability is limited due to the number of fires nationally. Most of today’s operations will focus on containing north and west divisions of the fire, to prevent the spread to lower mesas. Dozers will continue to build and strengthen containment lines from Cache Creek Road over the ridge to the Battlement Creek drainage. In addition to the main dozer line, a contingency line has been implemented in higher risk areas. Helicopter drops will focus on cooling the fire in areas where firefighters need to gain access, as well as providing an...

Boyds Fire Update - August 16, 2018 (Boyds Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 15:00
Kettle Falls, WA - The Boyds Fire is located 3 miles west of Kettle Falls, WA. Infrared flights of the fire estimate the size at approximately 3065 acres. However, the containment level has been increased to 18 percent. To date, there have been 4 structures lost on the Boyds fire.Warmer weather conditions and decreased humidity have increased fire activity. Helicopters are working along the northwest perimeter making water drops to cool the area where firefighters continue to work. Due to heavy smoke conditions and low visibility, retardant drops in the area have been delayed. Air attack continues to assess the situation for use in retardant.Firefighters made progress along the Nancy Creek area, tying in containment lines and mopping up along the fire’s edge. The spot fire that developed north of Nancy Creek has been secured. Crews are diligently working around structures to make sure the areas are safe for residents to return. There is still potential along the southern perimeter...

Bull Draw Fire - Stage 1 Fire Restrictions- BLM 8/16/18 (Bull Draw Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:45
News Release MONTROSE, Colo. FOR RELEASE: August 16, 2018 Contact: Emily Davis, 970-244-3097 Uncompahgre Field Office to Implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions MONTROSE, Colo. - On Friday, August 17, 2018, the Bureau of Land Management will implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on lands managed by the Uncompahgre Field Office within Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray, and Delta counties as well as portions of Gunnison County. The following acts are prohibited under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on BLM lands: • Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire. Exceptions: Petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices are allowed, as well as fires in constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates within developed recreation sites. • Smoking, except in an enclosed vehicle or building, in a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material. • The use of fireworks,...

Aug 16 update (Cougar Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:28
August 16, 2018 Public Information: 208-264-0571 Fire: Cougar Fire Cause: Lightning July 27, 2018 Acres: 4,493 acres Location: N. Idaho. Nearby towns include Hope and Clark Fork, ID The fire remained active with spread from upslope runs, backing and short range spotting. The crew effectively held the Porcupine Creek fuel break, and fire did not move to the west. The fire was held in check on Wellington Ridge as well. The east side of Lightning Creek continues to have heat and spotted across Silvertip Creek and moved up the ridge. There was also fire spread up Mud Creek. Work will continue similarly to yesterday with heavy machinery improving the fuel break above Wellington Creek, and aerial water drops to enhance protection of the Lightning Mtn repeater. Fire managers are coordinating with Kootenai National Forest as the fire progresses eastward. Closures: An area closure is in effect to protect the public and firefighters. The public is asked to respect these...

Aug 16 update (Surprise Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:22
August 16, 2018 Public Information: 208-264-0571 Fire: Cougar Fire Cause: Lightning July 27, 2018 Acres: 4,493 acres Location: N. Idaho. Nearby towns include Hope and Clark Fork, ID The fire remained active with spread from upslope runs, backing and short range spotting. The crew effectively held the Porcupine Creek fuel break, and fire did not move to the west. The fire was held in check on Wellington Ridge as well. The east side of Lightning Creek continues to have heat and spotted across Silvertip Creek and moved up the ridge. There was also fire spread up Mud Creek. Work will continue similarly to yesterday with heavy machinery improving the fuel break above Wellington Creek, and aerial water drops to enhance protection of the Lightning Mtn repeater. Fire managers are coordinating with Kootenai National Forest as the fire progresses eastward. Closures: An area closure is in effect to protect the public and firefighters. The public is asked to respect these...

Goldstone Fire Update August 16, 2018 (Goldstone Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:20
Goldstone Fire Grows To 7060 Acres August 16, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 7,060 Start Date: August 2, 2018 Cause: Lightning Containment: 0% Total personnel: 75 Location: 18 miles south of Jackson, Montana Beaverhead-Deerlodge and Salmon Challis National Forests Fuels: Timber (litter, grass, and understory) General Information: Recent severe fire behavior caused the Goldstone Fire to grow in size and complexity. Those increases required the ordering of additional resources and a Type 2 incident management team to safely support and direct fire operations. The Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4, led by Deputy Incident Commander Carl Schwope, took command of the fire at 8 p.m. last night, August 15th. SWAIMT4 will continue to pursue the objectives set forth by the Beaverhead-Deerlodge and Salmon-Challis National Forests, and the Type 3 fire organization, the first of which is firefighter and public safety. Fire Operations: The Goldstone Fire is under a...

Bull Draw Fire Daily Update 8/16/18 (Bull Draw Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:15
Bull Draw Fire Update August 16, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. Minnesota Incident Command System Type 2 Blue Team Brian Pisarek, Incident Commander Bull Draw Fire Statistics: Start Date: July 29, 2018 Location: 12 miles northwest of Nucla, CO Size: 27,320 acres Percent Contained: 21% Total Personnel: 455 Cause: Lightning Special Notes: BLM and National Forest lands, roads and trails affected by the Bull Draw Fire are closed to public use. Today, the closure area is being expanded. Along with this update you will find the expanded Closure Order for BLM lands. The expanded Closure Order for National Forest lands will be forthcoming. An updated map of the expanded closure area will be posted on the Bull Draw Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BullDrawFire/ later today. For early season hunters in Unit 61 who may be impacted by the Bull Draw Fire: If you have questions regarding your early season license options you can contact Colorado Parks & Wildlife at the Montrose office at...

Horns Mountain Fire Update August 16, 2018 (Horns Mountain Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:12
Horns Mountain Fire UpdateAugust 16, 2018, 10:00 amNW Incident Management Team (IMT) 9, Brian Goff, Incident CommanderContact us at: HornsMountainInfo2018@gmail.com Fire Information: 505-302-5008 (GoogleVoice - Leave message for call back)InciWeb Maps and Updates: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6138/NORTHPORT WA – The Horns Mountain Fire is now 1,293 acres and is 10 percent contained. A full suppression strategy is being implemented, consistent with safety policy. Yesterday, to protect private lands, timber sales, and grazing allotments, crews constructed containment line directly on the western edge of the fire. However, due to the heat generated by heavy dead and down timber being consumed, the firefighters were moved to alternative lines. While the Horns Mountain Fire is not moving rapidly, it is burning intensely. The area has not had significant fire activity in the last 100 years, resulting in an accumulation of standing dead trees and heavy fuels on the ground....

Plateau Fire Update - August 16, 2018 (Plateau Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:10
Plateau Fire Update Information Center: (970) 403-5417August 16, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Current Situation: Cloudy skies, light rain and higher humidity values on Wednesday resulted in minimal fire growth – just 20 acres all well within the containment lines. Firefighters spent the day felling hazard trees and extinguishing hot spots within 120-135 feet from the perimeter of the fire. Fire personnel also completed a fireline repair assessment. As fire personnel were assessing the firelines today, they noted that leaves on small shrubs and aspen are starting to dry and drop. This could result in some areas re-burning as these fine fuels come in contact with smoldering debris. These areas would be well within the containment lines. Where conditions allow, firefighters will begin to rehab firelines. This may involve seeding, pulling cut debris over firelines, and chipping or mastication of cut debris in some areas. The Temporary Flight Restriction...

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