Wildland Fire

South Fork Management Unit begins pile burning to reduce hazardous fuels (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 11:40
The South Fork Management Unit of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest will be prescribed burning several hundred acres of piles across the district in the next three weeks. The main goals of these projects are to reduce the severity of future wildfires and provide added protection for communities in the wildland urban interface. Actual project ignition will depend upon local weather and fuel conditions. Planned locations include the Sims Reforestation Site Prep and Roadside/Landline Buffer hand piles (10 miles north/northwest of Hyampom); Upper Harrison Gulch Small Project hand piles (4 miles northwest of Platina); 2015 Fires Reforestation site prep and plantation thinning hand piles in vicinity of Barker Mountain (8 miles northeast of Hayfork) and Plummer Peak (4 miles south of Hayfork); Trinity Post-Fire Hazard Reduction hand piles (3 miles north of Hyampom); Buck Fire Suppression Repair piles (15 miles south of Wildwood); Texas Spider landing piles (8 mile southwest of...

Forest begins pile burning to reduce hazardous fuels/improve forest health (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 17:12
The Shasta-McCloud Management Unit of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest will be prescribe burning 638 acres of piles across the district in the next two weeks. The main goals of these projects are to reduce the severity of future wildfires and provide added protection for communities in the wildland urban interface. Actual project ignition will depend upon local weather and fuel conditions. Planned project locations include at the McCloud, Sims and Ash Creek Stations, Sims Campground, Pollard Day Use site and at the Elk, Harris, Mudflow, Black Fox, Porcupine, Glover and Mountain Thin project areas located near the Mt. Shasta and McCloud areas. “With the expected cool and wet weather this week, it’s a good time to conduct these prescribed burn projects,” explained Prescribed Fire & Fuels Specialist Heather McRae. “These projects are conducted in accordance with an approved burn plan to ensure the safety of people and property in the area. Burn plans describe the...

Bighorn Sheep Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:51
Fire managers on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District are monitoring conditions on the Roosevelt National Forest to conduct the Bighorn Sheep Prescribed Burn in the Poudre Canyon this winter in an effort to improve wildlife habitat and reduce hazardous fuels. Burning could take place as conditions allow throughout the winter. This prescribed burn is located on the north side of the Poudre Canyon near the Roaring Creek Trailhead, approximately eight miles west of Rustic. The project is 636 acres, with 85% of these acres on National Forest System lands and the other 15% on Colorado Parks and Wildlife lands. This winter, burning would take place when south facing slopes within the project area have minimal to no snow and north facing slopes have snow cover to contain the burn. Appropriate conditions must be met before burning can take place, including favorable weather forecast (wind, precipitation, etc.), fuel moisture, smoke dispersal and staffing. Weather is monitored throughout the...

Camp Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Sun, 11/25/2018 - 21:33
Chico, CA - November 25, 2018: This will be the final posting of Inciweb for the Camp Fire. While the fire is 100% contained, non-fire operations are ongoing. To sign up for continuing information, press releases and announcements: https://buttecountyrecovers.org/signupFor recovery information and continuing evacuations locations and status visit: https://buttecountyrecovers.org/ For information regarding the Plumas National Forest Area Closure: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/plumas/alerts-noticesFor local forest concerns, please contact:Feather River Ranger District875 Mitchell Ave, Oroville, CA 95965(530) 534-6500 Additional links: public information map, operations map, evacuation map, fire progression map, fire history map, Camp Fire Structure Status map and for previous updates. Containment of the Camp Fire is now 100%. Fire suppression repair personnel continue to conduct suppression repair where possible. Search and Rescue Crews, US&R Teams, and engine companies continue to...

Final Posting of Inciweb for the Camp Fire (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 11/25/2018 - 19:59
This will be the final posting of Inciweb for the Camp Fire. While the fire is 100% contained, non-fire operations are ongoing. To sign up for continuing information, press releases and announcements: https://buttecountyrecovers.org/signupFor continuing evacuations locations and status: https://buttecountyrecovers.org/ For recovery information: https://buttecountyrecovers.org For information regarding the Plumas National Forest Area Closure: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/plumas/alerts-notices For local forest concerns, please contact: Feather River Ranger District 875 Mitchell Ave, Oroville, CA 95965 (530) 534-6500 Additional links: public information map, operations map, evacuation map, fire progression map, fire history map, Camp Fire Structure Status map and for previous updates.

Eden Fire Update - 11-24-18 (Eden Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 16:00
Started by lightning on October 4th and burning in the John Krebs Wilderness, the Eden Fire area is now 1,718 acres with 30% containment. A parks-based helicopter reconnaissance mission occurred over the fire following the latest storm. Due to its location, there are currently no threats to life, property, or other assets. The fire received a combination of rain and snow at lower and higher elevations, respectively. As such, fire activity is moderating in many areas with pockets of heavier dead and down fuels continuing to be consumed. As the availability of aircraft allows the parks are looking to have another infrared flight this week. The next wet weather is forecasted to arrive during the middle to end of the last week in November. It is still too early determine rainfall and snow amounts out of this next system. Located in and adjacent to the Eden Creek Grove of giant sequoias, the terrain is steep and rugged with no access via the ground. The fire is working its way through...

Berry Creek Zone B and Cherokee Zone B Evacs Lifted (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 15:00
CAMP FIRE – SOME EVACUATION ZONES HAVE BEEN LIFTED WHEN: Saturday, November 24th, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. WHERE: On Saturday, 11/24/18, beginning at 3:00 PM, the evacuation orders in the following zones will be lifted for residents only for the first 24 hours. Residents will need to show identification or proof of residency to access these areas. The restrictions for non-residents will be lifted at 3:00 PM on 11/25/2018. Berry Creek Zone B - The Berry Creek Zone B evacuation order will be lifted. Encina Grande Road at Choc Taw Road and Hwy 162 at French Creek Road/Stephens Creek Road will be open to residents for 24 hours from 11/24/2018 at 3:00 PM to 11/25/2018 at 3:00 PM at Encina Grande Road. Hwy 162 at Four Mile Ridge Road will remain closed. Cherokee Zone B - The Cherokee Zone B evacuation order will be lifted. All of Cherokee Road will be open to residents only from 11/24/18 at 3:00 PM to 11/25/18 at 3:00 PM. Residents can access their properties by either Hwy 70 at Cherokee...

Prescribed fires to continue in Payson Ranger District (Tonto National Forest Rx Burns 2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 18:16
PAYSON, Ariz. Nov. 23, 2018—For Immediate Release. Depending on weather conditions and prescribed fire requirements, Tonto National Forest fire specialists plan to burn ground fuels in one of two locations within the Payson Ranger District November 26 thru December 1. One plan would involve burning 316 acres of vegetative debris piles in the Colcord Estates area and another 236 acres near the Erosion Tank area north of Control Road 64 and the Whispering Pines community. The second plan would be a broadcast burn on 1,779 acres north of Control Road 64 and Whispering Pines and the Verde Glen area. Tonto officials emphasize that burning will take place in one location only after analyzing each location’s conditions, including fuel moisture, temperature, wind and humidity. During the day, smoke may impact Shadow Rim Girl Scout Ranch, Rim Trail, Ponderosa Estates, 13 Ranch, and Gordon Canyon Estates in addition to Whispering Pines, Verde Glen and the Colcord Estates area....

Some Evacuations Lifted for Morgan Ridge and Pentz (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 22:44
CAMP FIRE – SOME EVACUATION ZONES HAVE BEEN LIFTED WHEN: Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 at 8:00 A.M. WHERE: On Thursday, 11/22/18 beginning at 8:00 am, the evacuation orders in the following zones will be lifted for residents only until 8:00 am on Friday, 11/23/18. Residents will need to show identification or proof of residency to access these areas. The restrictions for non-residents will be lifted at 8:00 am Friday morning. Morgan Ridge Zone A – The Morgan Ridge Zone A evacuation order will be lifted. Dry Creek Road will be open to residents at Messilla Valley Road. Lower Pentz Zone – The Lower Pentz evacuation order will be lifted. Pentz Road will be open to residents north to Arden Way. No traffic will be allowed northbound on Pentz Road, from Arden Way, toward the Town of Paradise. Residents in the area will need to access this area via Pentz Road at Hwy 70 or Durham Pentz Road. For an online viewer of evacuation statuses go to:...

Woolsey Fire (Los Angeles County,Ventura County) Started 11/08/2018, updated 11/21/2018

State - California - CALFIRE - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 20:11
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Two Fires Grow in Remote Area of Sequoia National Park (Eden Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 13:10
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. November 21, 2018 – Started by lightning on October 4th and burning in the John Krebs Wilderness, the Eden Fire area is now 1,430 acres with 5% containment. An infrared flight took place Tuesday night and allowed more accurate mapping as the area was shrouded in smoke the past few days. Due to its location, there are currently no threats to life, property, or other assets. Located in and adjacent to the Eden Creek Grove of giant sequoias, the terrain is steep and rugged with no access via the ground. Yesterday’s daytime flight observed positive fire effects with no spotting or crown scorch. The fire is working its way through an area that has no modern recorded fire history except for a couple of pockets around twenty acres each. Currently, the west flank has established itself over the Eden Creek drainage and is slowly backing off the ridge towards Coffeepot Canyon. The south side is not showing any strong behavior as it moves towards the...

Camp Fire Press Conference Nov. 21, 2018 (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 12:27
CAMP FIRE PRESS CONFERENCE When: 6:00 PM, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Where: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Harvest Hall 2357 Fair Street, Chico, CA 95928 Technology permitting we will broadcast the conference via Facebook Live from our @BCSONews Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bcsonews/ What: The cooperating agencies of the Camp Fire will conduct a media briefing at the Harvest Hall of the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Representatives from the agencies managing the incident will provide an operational briefing and be available for questions at its conclusion. Please arrive early as the briefing will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. www.buttecounty.net SAFETY MESSAGE – The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and evacuation orders. Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. As you re-enter your property, be aware hazardous conditions may still exist. ### ...

SOME EVACUATION ZONES AND ZONE AREAS HAVE BEEN LIFTED (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:16
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Wildfire Update - Alder, Mountaineer and Moses Wildfires (Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Fires Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:03
For Immediate Release - November 20, 2018 Information: Western Divide Ranger District (559) 539-2607 Current Fire Information: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6238/The Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Wildfires, located in the Western Divide Ranger District, are burning in dense timber stands with extensive tree mortality and heavy fuel loading on the ground. Anticipated weather is expected to help with containment efforts, and improve smoke conditions. An area closure remains in effect around the Alder and Mountaineer fires, including a portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness. Alder Wildfire Acres Burned: Approximately 4,653 acresContainment: 55% containedResources: 65 personnel: 4 crews, 5 engines, 1 dozer, 1 water tender, 1 T- 1 helicopter, 1 T- 2 helicopter.The Alder wildfire continues to slowly burn north, into an area burned in the 2016 Hidden Wildfire. The northwest side is being held on a dozer built containment line in Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest. CAL FIRE is a supporting...

SOME AREAS OF LITTLE CHICO A & B, BUTTE CK, LOWER & UPPER HONEY RUN EVAC ZO (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 09:43
SOME AREAS OF LITTLE CHICO A & B, BUTTE CREEK, LOWER AND UPPER HONEY RUN EVACUATION ZONES HAVE BEEN LIFTED WHEN: Tuesday November 20th, 2018 at 8:00 A.M. Access will be restricted to residents only beginning at 8:00 AM. Residents will need to show identification or proof of residency to access these areas. At 2:00 PM. the area will open to general access. WHERE: Little Chico Creek Zone A has been lifted. Little Chico Creek Zone B has been lifted except for the following area: Centerville Road north of Bean Flat Road will remain under an evacuation order. Butte Creek Zone has been lifted. Upper Honey Run Zone has been lifted except for the following area: Honey Run Road north of Merlin Lane will remain under an evacuation order. Lower Honey Run Zone has been lifted except for the following area: Skyway Road north of Crossroads Drive will remain under an evacuation order. Crossroads Drive itself will also remain under an evacuation order. No traffic will be allowed north bound...

Multiple Agencies Act to Prepare for Potential Post-Fire Floods and Debris (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 18:46
Multiple Agencies Act to Prepare for Potential Post-Fire Floods and Debris Flows National Weather Service issued Flash Flood Watch for Butte County Camp Fire November 21-23 Multiple state, regional, and local agencies are preparing for the potential impacts of storm weather in wildfire-impacted areas within Butte County and want to ensure community members are also prepared. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Friday morning for the Camp Fire in Butte County. Rainfall over the burn areas is possible at times. Properties impacted by the wildfires, and downstream of those areas, are at risk for flash flooding, mudflows and debris flows during periods of intense rainfall. Wildfires can alter the terrain and soil conditions reducing the capacity for the ground to absorb water creating conditions for these type of hazards. In addition, creeks and streams within burned watersheds have elevated risk of flooding, mud,...

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