Wildland Fire

Castle Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 19:54
Saturday, April 14, fire crews responded to a wildfire in the Smoke Hole area of Grant County about 8 miles southwest of Petersburg, in the Monongahela National Forest. The Castle Fire grew from ten to an estimated 200 acres Saturday, and two structures are threatened. Prescribed burns that were previously planned for the Big Mountain area in Pendleton County have been put on hold due to current weather conditions.Several volunteer fire departments responded to the fire along with the West Virginia Division of Forestry and the USDA Forest Service. Hand crews, a dozer, and a helicopter are being used to fight the fire. Additional resources are on order. Smoke Hole Road is closed. Smoke may be visible from roads in the area. If you encounter smoke on the highway, slow down, turn on your vehicle’s lights, and drive appropriately for the conditions. The cause of the Castle Fire is under investigation by the USDA Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations. If you have any...

Gate Mountain (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 16:26
The Gate Mountain Fire was reported on Friday, April 13, 2018 at approximately 5:00 PM. It is located south of SR 259 near Fulks Run on Gate Mountain in Rockingham County, VA. The estimated acreage is 200 acres as of April 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM.

Raise awareness, get involved in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. Be a part of something bigger!  

NFPA - Wildfire - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:17
Have you ever felt like you just don’t know how to get started, improving the wildfire safety of your community?  You know that you need to do something, but just don’t know how to begin taking action that will make a difference when you
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Bluewater (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:47
Little Growth on the Diener Canyon and Bluewater Overnight Grants, NM – April 13, 2018: A combination of low temperatures, high humidity and light snow helped overnight as both the Diener Canyon and Bluewater Fires. Both experienced little fire growth through the night. Burnout operations on the Diener Canyon Fire were completed during the night from Post Office Flats to Ojo Redondo Campground on Forest Service Road 480. All lines are currently holding. Both the Diener Canyon and the Bluewater Fires are estimated at 1000 acres each. Residents of Bluewater Subdivision, Bluewater Acres, Bluewater Village and La Jara Subdivision continue to be on Pre-Evacuation notice. These residents have been asked to be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice if an evacuation order is issued. In this event, an evacuation center will be located at Grants High School while the Grants Rodeo Grounds can be used to house livestock. Winds are predicted to continue today, although slightly lighter...

Diener Canyon (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:38
Little Growth on the Diener Canyon and Bluewater Overnight Grants, NM – April 13, 2018: A combination of low temperatures, high humidity and light snow helped overnight as both the Diener Canyon and Bluewater Fires. Both experienced little fire growth through the night. Burnout operations on the Diener Canyon Fire were completed during the night from Post Office Flats to Ojo Redondo Campground on Forest Service Road 480. All lines are currently holding. Both the Diener Canyon and the Bluewater Fires are estimated at 1000 acres each. Residents of Bluewater Subdivision, Bluewater Acres, Bluewater Village and La Jara Subdivision continue to be on Pre-Evacuation notice. These residents have been asked to be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice if an evacuation order is issued. In this event, an evacuation center will be located at Grants High School while the Grants Rodeo Grounds can be used to house livestock. Winds are predicted to continue today, although slightly lighter...

Rattlesnake Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:48
Chris Johnson's White Mountain Zone Type 3 Team will assume command of the Rattlesnake fire at 6:00 PM this evening. Last night, fire crews conducted burnout operations in the northwest corner of the fire. The fire held within the maverick burn block and the Wallow Fire area. The fire is moving in a northeast direction and backing into the canyon towards Black River. Fire crews are working on two slop-overs , in the southwest fire perimeter and the eastern flank.Today's weather forecast calls for red flag conditions from noon to 7:00 pm. Campfires and debris burning will not be permitted during red flag conditions. In addition, Industrial Contractors within the boundaries of the Reservation will be shut down.Anyone having information regarding the Rattlesnake Fire contact WE-TIP at 1-800-47ARSON (1-800-472-7766).

Handley Branch Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:37
Spring marks the beginning of the forest’s prescribed burn season, during which professional firefighters plan to burn up to 3,307 acres between March 1st and May 31, 2018, on the Ironton and Athens Ranger Districts. Handley Branch Prescribed BurnSize: Approximately 230 acresLocation: Lawrence County, Symmes Township, in the vicinity of County Road 4.Closures/Restrictions: NoneWhy we Burn: Fire helps maintain healthy oak forests, according to scientists who study native plants, birds and other wildlife. That’s why the Wayne National Forest uses fire as a tool to restore southern Ohio forests. Fire rejuvenates the forest. It increases nutrient availability, favors some plants over others, and can remove some leaf litter and smaller trees and brush. This lets more sunlight into the forest floor, which is important for oak trees, the dominant tree in Ohio forests, and many sun-loving plants. Prescribed fires are performed under specific weather conditions and are designed to mimic...

Hoosier National Forest Prescribed Burns (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:22
Fire managers on the Hoosier National Forest (NF) intend to begin utilizing prescribed fire as a forest management tool in the coming weeks. All project initiation is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to favorable weather and site conditions. Each of the areas has been identified to improve wildlife habitat or restore woodlands. In some cases wetlands or barrens are being restored; in others, the fire is used for wildlife opening or dam maintenance. At this time there are areas planned in Brown, Crawford, Jackson, Lawrence, Orange, Martin, and Perry Counties. Planned areas to receive prescribed fire treatments this spring include: Brown County: Harris – 91 Acres – wildlife habitat improvement Ogala – 131 Acres – wildlife habitat improvement Jackson County: Fork Ridge – 659 Acres – Oak-hickory regeneration Lawrence County: Bonds Complex, “J” unit – 15 Acres – wildlife habitat improvement - COMPLETEOrange County: Bonds Complex,...

Two excellent wildfire learning resources now available from the USDA Forest Service

NFPA - Wildfire - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 03:03
A very interesting read on the growth of the wildland-urban interface from scientists with the USDA Forest Service and the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now available. Scientists tracked changes in the nation’s WUI over a 20-year time span
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The staggering cost of wildfire recovery in Northern California

NFPA - Wildfire - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 14:08
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services posted a remarkable article on their website last week.  This article, Signs of Recovery Show Six Months After Most Destructive Wildfires in California History, Debris Removal Reaches
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2018 Malheur NF Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:04
This prescribed fire incident has been established to provide public information on planned, active and completed prescribed burning for 2018 on the Malheur National Forest. Burning is planned on each of the three Districts on the Malheur NF: Blue Mountain District, office in John Day, OR Prairie City District, office in Prairie City, OR Emigrant Creek District, office in Hines, OR NEW! Prescribed Fire Activity Interactive Map Link (This interactive map is best viewed using Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer 9 or higher). The data represents the recently completed, active, upcoming, and out-year prescribed fire planning for the Malheur National Forest. All units have been analyzed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Burning typically takes place once all other activities described in the project analysis have been completed. Prescribed burning is highly dependent on precise weather and fuel conditions, and managers coordinate with...

New resource features checklist to track individual home ignition zone accomplishments

NFPA - Wildfire - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 03:07
  Get detailed information in our new Reducing Wildfire Risks in the Home Ignition Zone foldout poster that will assist in planning your wildfire risk reduction projects. The format includes detailed actions that all residents with a wildfire
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L-T West Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 09:11
The L-T West Rx Burn is located off Hwy 35 near mile marker 17, east of the Old GOS Ranch, between Lincoln Canyon (FSR 4079T), Terry Canyon (FSR 4079V), McKenna Mesa (FSR 4079C), FSR 4079P and North Star Road (also known as the Wall Lake Road, FSR 150). The project is a 5,500 acre broadcast burn and will take several days to complete. Ignitions within the burn area will be done by helicopter ping-pong drops. Smoke and flames will be noticeable during days of ignitions and will linger at night and early morning and will impact Highway 35. For firefighter and public safety, Gila National Forest officials remind the public to not enter or park near the project areas and to watch for firefighters and equipment in the described locations.

Eat cake and celebrate 277 Firewise USA™ sites milestone achievements

NFPA - Wildfire - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 03:06
In my family, we are always looking for reasons to eat cake. Celebrations of all sizes work equally well for us; so I’m very excited that I can indulge in a big slice tonight as a nod to the 277 Firewise USA™ sites that recently reached a 5,
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Oakmont Fire (Central LNU Complex) (Sonoma County) Started 10/14/2017, updated 4/05/2018

State - California - CALFIRE - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 14:01
The Central LNU Complex is being managed in Unified Command by CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 and The City of Santa Rosa. To get information about the Oakmont Fire visit the Nuns Fire for more information. Resources: Sonoma County Fire Information Sonoma County Website CAL FIRE Structure Status Map Please note that damage assessment is still on-going. If a structure point does not appear on the map it may still have been impacted by the fires.

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