Wildland Fire

Rebel Fire/Horse Creek Complex Update for Friday, Sept. 22 (Rebel Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:45
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 the 70s return early next...

Nash Fire/Horse Creek Complex Update for Friday, Sept. 22 (Nash Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:40
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 the 70s return early next...

Jones and Kelsey Fire Information-September 22, 2017 (Kelsey Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:34
Jones Fire / Kelsey Fire 9/22/2017 - 8 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 937-5219 jonesfire2017@gmail.com Jones Fire - Size: 10,017 acres· Containment: 75% Cause: Lightning Kelsey Fire - Size: 527 acres Containment: 15% Cause: Lightning Yesterday’s Activity - On the Jones Fire hotshot crews constructed fireline south of FR 18 in the Marine Creek drainage. Firefighters continued to haul unnecessary equipment back from the fireline. Chipping operations continued along primary containment lines (roads) around the fire. Fire operations personnel scouted the Kelsey Fire in preparation for crews to resume suppression activities along Bunchgrass Ridge. Aircraft patrolled the fire in the afternoon, and there was minimal fire activity. Today’s Operations - Firefighters on the Jones Fire will continue to brush and chip primary containment lines (roads), mop up, and remove excess equipment. Crews will continue to construct fireline and monitor fire spread...

Jones and Kelsey Fire Update-September 22, 2017 (Jones Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:31
Jones Fire / Kelsey Fire 9/22/2017 - 8 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 937-5219 jonesfire2017@gmail.com Jones Fire - Size: 10,017 acres· Containment: 75% Cause: Lightning Kelsey Fire - Size: 527 acres Containment: 15% Cause: Lightning Yesterday’s Activity - On the Jones Fire hotshot crews constructed fireline south of FR 18 in the Marine Creek drainage. Firefighters continued to haul unnecessary equipment back from the fireline. Chipping operations continued along primary containment lines (roads) around the fire. Fire operations personnel scouted the Kelsey Fire in preparation for crews to resume suppression activities along Bunchgrass Ridge. Aircraft patrolled the fire in the afternoon, and there was minimal fire activity. Today’s Operations - Firefighters on the Jones Fire will continue to brush and chip primary containment lines (roads), mop up, and remove excess equipment. Crews will continue to construct fireline and monitor fire spread...

Chetco Bar Air Quality, September 22, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:26
Smoke: Smoke production will increase in certain areas of the fire as warm and dry air moves into the region. It should take a couple more days for fuels to completely dry out and smoke to increase. Any visible smoke should disperse well as it moves away from the burning source. As evening arrives smoke production may pool and flow down drainages. Smoke may be noticed, however air quality should not exceed moderate levels overnight.Fire: Fire containment has risen on most fires in the area as firefighters continue to secure and mop up the fire’s edge. Certain interior areas of the fire may continue to slowly burn out and consume the remaining fuels as they dry out. Hotter and drier conditions are expected starting today, and will slowly increase for the next few days.Other: Smoke conditions in the region are expected to remain in the good levels today, however pockets of smoke from various fires may continue to be seen the next few days. Expect continued fire traffic near wildfire...

Rice Ridge Fire Update - September 22,2017 (Rice Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:23
Fire origin: July 24, 2017, 1.4 miles northeast of Seeley Lake Montana. Fire Information: (406) 813-0527 Hours: 8am – 8pm Email: RiceRidgeFire@gmail.com Websites: Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5414 Facebook: Lolo National Forest Facebook Page Diane Hutton’s Northern Rockies Type 2 Wildland Fire Management Team took command of the fire at 6:00 p.m. yesterday. Summary of yesterday’s actions: Assessments and identification of repair work from fire line suppression in the northwestern corner of the fire perimeter is complete. Rehab work continues in the Morell Lookout area. Smoke is still visible in the Findell and Murphy Creek lobes. Heat is still holding in Sawyer Creek and in the bog area between Blind Canyon Creek and Swamp Creek. Fire fighters continued to use sprinkler lines to lessen the heat, recharge the bog and decrease exposure to the snag hazard. Crews continued to mop-up, patrol, and remove slash along the fire’s perimeter. Today’s planned...

Helena and Fork Fires Update for September 22, 2017 (Helena - Fork Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:23
The Helena Fire continues to burn near Junction City and Weaverville, CA. The Fork Fire is located north of Monument Peak and southwest of East Fork Lakes in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Helena Fire – Size: 18,386 acres Cause: Human - under investigation Fork Fire – Size: 3,536 acres Cause: Lightning Helena-Fork Resources: Engines: 14 Crews: 17 Dozers: 8 Water Tenders: 5 Helicopters: 4 Total Personnel: 607 Containment- 75% Status: Join us to learn how Incident Management Teams support firefighters on large fires! A Public Camp Tour is planned for TODAY, September 22, at 2pm. Please RSVP to the fire information line (530-628-0039 or helenafireinfo@gmail.com) if you plan to attend. The fire stayed well within its existing perimeter overnight. Crews monitored spread between the Helena and Fork Fires, but little growth occurred. Today, firefighters will work to secure and improve line directly along the western edge of the Helena Fire to prevent any spread toward...

Fall Arrives, Fires Remain (Sprague Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:53
Friday, September 22, 2017 Note: There was no infrared flight due to weather; updated acreages were last received on 9/17/2017. Sprague Fire (5 miles northeast of West Glacier): 16,790 acres. Crews tested the hose lays and sprinkler systems installed on trails between the Sperry Trailhead and Johns Lake area. This system will assist firefighters in efforts to hold the fire before it reaches the Going- to-the-Sun Road near the north end of Lake McDonald. Excess equipment has been consolidated and will be removed from the fire area. Fire activity remains minimal with creeping and smoldering; firefighting resources will continue to monitor the south and west edges of the fire. Structure Protection in the Lake McDonald Lodge and North Lake McDonald area: Sprinklers and water handling equipment remain in place around the Lake McDonald Lodge complex and will be utilized as needed. Pumps and hose lay systems have been installed in the Avalanche Creek Campground and Trail, Johns Lake...

Gibralter Ridge- Flathead National Forest Closure map update (Gibralter Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:39
Gibralter Ridge closure map update for Flathead National Forest. Please see map under images

Salmon August Fire Restrictions Lifted on Klamath National Forest (Salmon August Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 22:05
U.S. Forest Service Klamath National Forest 1711 South Main Street Yreka CA 96097 Voice: 530-842-6131 Email: klamathinfo@fs.fed.us Web: www.fs.usda.gov/klamath News Release Media Contact: Joshua Veal 530-841-4485 September 21, 2017 Fire Restrictions Lifted on Klamath National Forest Yreka, CA – Cooler temperatures, recent rain and snow have prompted the Klamath National Forest to lift its fire restrictions order. “The weather has changed significantly with cooler temperatures and increased moisture,” said Patricia Grantham, Forest Supervisor for the Klamath National Forest. “Therefore, effective September 22, 2017, we are lifting our fire restrictions.” Lifting of the Forest’s fire restrictions allows forest visitors to have open campfires or camp stoves, as well as use welding equipment, operate internal combustion engines, and smoke. However, it is important to note that other National Forests...

Fire Restrictions Lifted on Klamath National Forest (Eclipse Complex (CA-KNF-6098) Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:49
U.S. Forest Service Klamath National Forest 1711 South Main Street Yreka CA 96097 Voice: 530-842-6131 Email: klamathinfo@fs.fed.us Web: www.fs.usda.gov/klamathNews Release Media Contact: Joshua Veal 530-841-4485 September 21, 2017 Fire Restrictions Lifted on Klamath National ForestYreka, CA – Cooler temperatures, recent rain and snow have prompted the Klamath National Forest to lift its fire restrictions order. “The weather has changed significantly with cooler temperatures and increased moisture,” said Patricia Grantham, Forest Supervisor for the Klamath National Forest. “Therefore, effective September 22, 2017, we are lifting our fire restrictions.”Lifting of the Forest’s fire restrictions allows forest visitors to have open campfires or camp stoves, as well as use welding equipment, operate internal combustion engines, and smoke. However, it is important to note that other National Forests surrounding the Klamath National Forest have different weather...

Just how do they track all those costs on the Umpqua North Complex (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:41
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Update Meyers-Sapphire 9-21-17 (Meyers Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:09
Meyers Sapphire Complex Fires Update Thursday, September 21, 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. Rehabilitation work continues by the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and the Type 3 Team. Little Hogback Fire: 34,552 acres Goat Creek Fire: 8,300 acres Sliderock...

Jackson County Sheriff Announces Removal of Level 1 Evacuation Notice (High Cascades Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:46
Level 1 Evacuation Removed from Union Creek Area INCIDENT: High Cascades Fire Complex (West), Union Creek Evacuation Update DETAILS: Based on current weather and fire behavior, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the High Cascades (West) Fire Incident Command Team have determined that the fire danger no longer warrants an imminent threat to the public and all evacuation levels for the residents of the Union Creek area will be removed effective 9/20/17 at 6 pm. The Forest Service forest closure will still be in effect until further notice. The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the residents of Jackson County, especially those living in the rural parts of the County that we should all be in the Level 1 “Be Ready” mindset. Whether it is a wildfire, flood or winter weather event, we don’t know when an evacuation may be necessary. We would also encourage all residents of Jackson County to subscribe to the Citizen Alert emergency notification system. Sign up...

Joint News Release: Favorite Trails Closed Try These Options Instead! (Eagle Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:11
PORTLAND, Ore. – Due to the ongoing fire and continuing containment efforts from the Eagle Creek Fire, many areas of the Columbia River Gorge remain closed to protect public safety. However, visitors still have many outdoor recreation options nearby. Please consider the following recreation opportunities while fire suppression and recovery work continue on the Eagle Creek Fire.See the attached PDF for more details and trail recommendations.

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