Wildland Fire

Update - Lolo Peak Fire September 22, 2017 (Lolo Peak Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:38
Lolo Peak Fire Update Friday, September 22, 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 – 9pmEmail: LoloPeakFire@gmail.comWebsites: Inciweb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5375 Missoula County Sheriff: http://tinyurl.com/ya93jpuf Ravalli County: http://ravalli.us/557/Fire-Incident-InformationFacebook: Bitterroot National Forest Facebook Page Lolo National Forest Facebook PageWeather: Cloudy with periods of rain and snow likely. Highs will be in the upper 40s in the valleys with northeast winds 5-10 mph. In higher elevations, highs in the mid 30s with northeast winds 7-13 mph and gusts to 20 mph can be expected. 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...

Orleans Complex Fire Update 9-22-17 (Orleans Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:37
Orleans Complex Update – Friday, September 22, 2017 Incident/Complex Approx. Total Acres Percent Completed Personnel Crews Engines Helicopters Structures Damaged Closures Orleans Complex 27,276 66 504 13 18 3 None Yes ORLEANS, California, September 22, 2017 (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5430/) Current 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...

Creek Fire Update (Creek Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:00
Fire activity is minimal to due precipitation received over night. The fire is smoldering and creeping in some areas. A warming trend over the weekend will facilitate the low intensity backing fire west along the ridge from 7290’ toward Forest System (FS) road 3N29, to the north side near Clear Lake towards Lily Creek and on the south side near FS road 3N27Y towards Bourland

September 22, 2017 update (Sawmill Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:55
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 changed to: 253-666-8841 Norse Peak Fire Cleanup continues on State Route 410. Thinning and removing hazardous trees along Forest Road 1900 is almost complete. The Pacific Crest trail has reopened south of Chinook pass. Cleanup work continues along Forest Road 70 on the north side of the fire. American Fire Any fire movement will be minimal. 99% of the indirect lines are complete. Saw Mill Creek Fire:...

Community Meeting (Sawmill Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:46
Norse Peak, Sawmill Creek, and American FiresCommunity Meeting Friday, September 22, 2017 – 6 p.m. Greenwater Fire Department 59705 SR 410 Greenwater Wa. Local, State, and Federal cooperating agencies will be on hand to answer any questions. Topics for discussion: · Team transition and introductions · Current fire status of Norse Peak, Sawmill Creek, and American fires · Evacuation status · Road closures · Fire suppression efforts · What to expect moving forward

Eclipse Complex and Abney Fire Update, September 22 2017 (Eclipse Complex (CA-KNF-6098) Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:37
Eclipse Complex and Abney Fire Update September 22, 2017 Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests Suppression Repair Work in Progress on the Eclipse Complex Eclipse Complex Acres: 100,065 acres Containment: 48% Cedar Fire: 9,122 Acres Oak Fire: 90,828 acres Little Buck Fire: 113 acres Abney Fire Acres on Klamath NF: 9,500 acresCause: Lightning Total personnel:501 Much of the work on the Eclipse Complex is now focused on suppression repair. Firefighters are constructing water bars across firelines to prevent erosion and scattering cut material to stabilize disturbed soil on hand-lines and dozer lines. Much of this work is being done with 7 excavators now working on the west side of the Oak fire.Oak Fire: Work activity today on the west side of the Oak fire will consist of chipping material along the GO Road and working on suppression repair of hand-lines along Forest Road 16N02. There has been minimal fire activity. Little Buck Fire: The fire was inactive at its perimeter with one...

Diamond Creek September 22 (Diamond Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:31
Location: 11 miles NNW of Mazama, WA Total Personnel: 231 Acres: 127,498 total acres Cause: Under Investigation Containment: 70% Start Date: July 23, 2017 Completion reaches 70% on Diamond Creek Fire Update: Heavy fuels continue to burn in the areas of Monument Creek, Pat Creek, Tungsten Mine, Tatoosh and along the Canadian side of the border. Due to more accurate mapping, a breakdown of acreage in the U.S. and Canada has been released. Approximately 97,043 acres in the U.S. and 30,454 acres in Canada have burned. No significant growth is expected in the U.S; however, increased fire activity is possible with a drying weather pattern in the forecast.During yesterday’s operational period, helicopters flew recon on the fire and suppression repair work continued. Efforts included work near the 860 Road. Ground resources also continued suppression repair work in the southern and eastern flanks of the fire work near the 500 Road. Today’s Activities: The same objectives will be...

Eagle Creek Fire - Morning Update 9/22/17 (Eagle Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:29
Approximate Fire Size: 48,668 acres Approximate Fire Containment: 46% Summary: Fire activity has been minimal due to cooler temperatures and rain. Over the last four days anywhere from 3.5” to 6” of rain fell over the fire area, with heavier rains over the western portion of the fire.Current activities include resource and condition assessments as well as planning and implementing suppression repair efforts. Heavy equipment is on site to assist with repair efforts. Much of this work is dependent on ground conditions as there is the potential to do further damage if heavy machinery operates in extremely wet and muddy terrain. Meanwhile handcrews are “low stumping” and cleaning up large woody debris. Plans include potentially building hand line as a contingency closer to the fire’s eastern edge. This work will only be done if it is safe for firefighters to engage and there are safe escape routes and safety zones.There is still live fire on Shellrock Mountain and elsewhere...

The Level 1 Evacuation Notification for Mazama Village is lifted. (High Cascades Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:23
Based on current weather and fire behavior, the National Park Service and High Cascades Complex (East) Fire Incident Management team determined the fire no longer poses a threat to Mazama Village. The Level 1 Evacuation Notification for Mazama Village is lifted.

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

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:21
Fire Information Line: 406-272-2082 · Estimated acres – No IR Location: Caribou Fire located 21 miles northwest of Eureka, MT Current Size: ·24,753 Total Acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 50% Personnel: 210 United States: ·21,992 Canada: ·2,761 Email: CaribouFire2017@gmail.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5539/ Location: Gibraltar Ridge Fire located seven miles east of Eureka, MT Current Size: ·12,938 Acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 27% Personnel: 8 Email: GibralterRidgeFire2017@gmail.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5474/ Location: Weasel Fire located 17 miles northeast of Eureka, MT Current Size: ·3,925 Acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 0% Personnel: 0 Email: GibralterRidgeFire2017@gmail.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5605/ Fireline Rehab Continues, More Precipitation Coming Caribou Fire: Firefighters have been taking advantage of cooler temperatures and wetting rains these...

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

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:20
Fire Information Line: 406-272-2082 · Estimated acres – No IR Location: Caribou Fire located 21 miles northwest of Eureka, MT Current Size: ·24,753 Total Acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 50% Personnel: 210 United States: ·21,992 Canada: ·2,761 Email: CaribouFire2017@gmail.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5539/ Location: Gibraltar Ridge Fire located seven miles east of Eureka, MT Current Size: ·12,938 Acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 27% Personnel: 8 Email: GibralterRidgeFire2017@gmail.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5474/ Location: Weasel Fire located 17 miles northeast of Eureka, MT Current Size: ·3,925 Acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 0% Personnel: 0 Email: GibralterRidgeFire2017@gmail.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5605/ Fireline Rehab Continues, More Precipitation Coming Caribou Fire: Firefighters have been taking advantage of cooler temperatures and wetting rains these...

High Cascades Complex West Zone Update, 9/22/17 (High Cascades Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:18
Quick Facts Incident Summary Approximate Size: Broken Lookout 18,781 acres Pup 7,524 acres Total High Cascades: 79,042 ac Fire Containment: Broken Lookout 24% Pup 12% Total High Cascade Complex 32% Incident Commander: Shawn Sheldon West Zone Resources: Line Crews: 18 Helicopters: 3 Engines: 12 Water Tenders: 10 Heavy Equip: 17 Total Personnel: Total: 990 W. Zone: 711 Jurisdiction: Rogue River-Siskiyou NF, Umpqua NF Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5503 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/R6RRSNF/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RRSNF Oregon Smoke Blog http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/ Southwest Oregon Joint Information Center: http://swojic.blogspot.com/ High Cascades Complex West Zone 9/22/2017 9:00 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 316-8352 blanketcreekfireinfo@gmail.com @R6RRSNF and @SCOFMPFireInfo R6RRSNF and SCOFMPFIREINFO The Jackson County Sheriff has announced the removal of all evacuation...

Gibralter Ridge Fire Update 9-22-17 (Gibralter Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:18
Fire Information Line: 406-272-2082 · Estimated acres – No IR Location: Caribou Fire located 21 miles northwest of Eureka, MT Current Size: ·24,753 Total Acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 50% Personnel: 210 United States: ·21,992 Canada: ·2,761 Email: CaribouFire2017@gmail.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5539/ Location: Gibraltar Ridge Fire located seven miles east of Eureka, MT Current Size: ·12,938 Acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 27% Personnel: 8 Email: GibralterRidgeFire2017@gmail.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5474/ Location: Weasel Fire located 17 miles northeast of Eureka, MT Current Size: ·3,925 Acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 0% Personnel: 0 Email: GibralterRidgeFire2017@gmail.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5605/ Fireline Rehab Continues, More Precipitation Coming Caribou Fire: Firefighters have been taking advantage of cooler temperatures and wetting rains these...

High Cascades Complex East Zone Update 9/22/17 (High Cascades Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:16
Summary: Crews were back on the line Thursday, Sept. 21, evaluating and implementing rehab plans for the Spruce Lake, Blanket Creek and North Pelican Fires. Several excavators arrived at the Incident Command Post on Thursday and will begin work today repairing dozer lines as soil conditions allow. Operational repair pace will continue to increase as weather improves. No fire spread is expected for the next several days but some creeping and smoldering in the sheltered forest stands may occur at lower elevations where heat remained during the storm cycle. Community Briefing: A community briefing to discuss current fire operations and rehab plans will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Rocky Point Fire Hall (25600 Rocky Point Road, Klamath Falls, Oregon). North Pelican (3,589 acres, 73% contained) Crews bladed (smoothed) portions of Cold Springs Road and evaluated repair plans for the southwest edge near the wilderness boundary. They will...

Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, September 22, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:09
With scattered rain showers and high relative humidity (RH) levels reducing fire activity over the last several days, fire crews have continue to conduct patrols identifying areas for suppression repair while continuing mop up operations. Slash chipping and equipment recovery have become the primary focus of fire crews as they begin the process of returning containment lines to their previously natural states. Fire suppression repair is a major concern after every wildfire. Left disturbed, containment lines can affect natural drainages causing soil erosion, stunting natural vegetation recovery, damaging fish habitats, and reducing water quality. Repair crews 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. Crews also use heavy equipment to backfill soil from trenches and dozer lines, while also recontouring...

How are Firefighters & Support Staff laundry handled including Poison Oak (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:02
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Daily Update 9/22/17 (Miller Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:00
Miller Complex Fire Update September 22, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. Acres: 36,496 Percent Contained: 70% Start Date: August 14, 2017 Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 284 Location: Private land and federal land on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest 20 miles southwest of Medford, OR. Fire Information: 541-838-0770 (new phone number), Email address: millercomplex2017@gmail.com A Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) assumed management responsibilities for the Miller Complex at 6:00 a.m. today. The Type 3 IMT remains committed to public and firefighter safety as the top priority. Steep slopes and rugged terrain make evacuating an injured firefighter extremely difficult, and fire management decisions and strategies are based on this and other risk-management factors. “We continue to assess opportunities for indirect and direct control lines as the terrain and fire activity allow,” said Incident Commander Trainee Jimmer Hunt. “As with any suppression activity, we are weighing...

Daily Update 9/22/17 (Miller Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:00
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Buck Fire Update September 21 (Buck Fire (CA) Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:48
Buck Fire Update September 21 Status Acres Burned: 3,400 Cause: Lightning Date/Time Reported: September 12, 2017 Time Reported: 6:45 p.m. Percent Confined: 21% Percent Contained: 0% Resources Crews: 11 Engines: 14 Helicopters: 3 Dozers: 8 Water Tenders: 4 Total Resources Assigned: 368 personnel Current Fire Situation: Yesterday, the fire area received light precipitation for a majority of the day. Most of the fire activity was low in the drainages. Large fuels are continuing to fully consume, as only the outer surface is receiving moisture, leaving the interior dry and available to burn. Little to no movement of the fire was witnessed, with the exception of the sheltered vegetation under the heavy canopy. Due to more accurate mapping, it was determined the fire has reached the Forest Service (FS) 28N10 Road to the north. With the fire holding on the road, crews have adjusted tactics to work to minimize fire spread across the road. To the east, fire crews have also...

Horse Creek Complex and Rebel Fire Update - September 22, 2017 (Horse Creek Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:48
Update for Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, 9 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 719-8371 Online: inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/3860 https//facebook.com/WillametteWildfires2017 Willamettewildfires2017@gmail.com Rebel Fire: 8,653 acres Horse Creek Complex: Olallie Lookout Fire, 1,572 acres; Roney Fire, 3,548 acres; Avenue Fire, 2,962 acres; Separation Fire, 17,747 acres; Nash Fire, 6,738 acres. Total all fires: 41,220 acres (The last infrared flight was conducted on 9/15. No change in acreage has been measured since 9/15.) Resources: Personnel, 403; Crews, 7; Helicopters, 1; Engines, 24; Water Tenders, 4; Skidgen, 1. Weather: Remote weather stations in the area of the Horse Creek Complex and Rebel fire measured precipitation from 4 to nearly 6 inches since Sunday night. Thursday brought fewer showers and diminished clouds with occasional sunshine. A warming and drying trend will continue through the weekend with each day gaining a few degrees until temperatures in...

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