Wildland Fire

Hoyle Fire Update May 4, 2019 (Hoyle Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 05/04/2019 - 16:32
U.S. Forest Service Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests 30 S Chiricahua Drive Springerville, AZ 85938 Web: www.fs.usda.gov/asnf www.facebook.com/apachesitgreavesnf News Release Media Contact: Black Mesa Ranger District 928-535-7300 Hoyle Fire May 4, 2019 Discovered: May 2, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. Location: Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National ForestsNavajo County, ArizonaApproximately 3 miles southwest of Heber Overgaard Size: approximately 400 acres Percent Containment: 60% Cause: Natural Personnel Assigned: 40 Incident Commander: Joshua Salazar Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine with heavy dead and down component The lightning ignited Hoyle Fire burning south of Arizona State Highway 260 approximately 3 miles southwest of Heber, Arizona has grown to roughly 400 acres. Fire Managers have utilized preexisting roads and natural features above the rugged Hoyle Canyon as fireline and have taken an active role, introducing fire within the perimeter to consume fuel...

Hoyle (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Sat, 05/04/2019 - 10:41
The lightning ignited Hoyle Fire was discovered on Thursday Morning, May 2, 2019 south of Arizona State Highway 260 approximately 3 miles southwest of Heber, Arizona. The fire is burning in the rugged terrain of Hoyle Canyon within the 2002 Rodeo-Chedeski fire scar. The fire is not a threat to private property at this time. However, smoke is affecting the community of Heber/Overgaard. Individuals sensitive to smoke can learn how to help protect their health by visiting the Coconino County Public Health Services District website at: http://bit.ly/SmokeHealthAwareness

Heart Lake Prescribed Fire 2019 (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Sat, 05/04/2019 - 10:39
If weather and fuels conditions allow, the Heart Lake Prescribed Fire Unit is scheduled for implementation on May 4, 2019. Heart Lake is a 132 acre prescribed fire unit located just north of Highway 1, between the Spruce Road and the Tomahawk Road in northeastern Minnesota.The main objective for this unit is to improve wildlife habitat, with an emphasis on enhancing conditions for marsh birds and

Forecasted Rain Expected to Slow Oregon Lakes Fire Growth (Oregon Lakes Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 19:00
FAIRBANKS, Alaska – Weather permitting, BLM Alaska Fire Service personnel will fly over the Oregon Lakes Fire southwest of Fort Greely tomorrow to see how today’s precipitation affected fire activity. Weather was not conductive to fly over the fire on Friday as the area received anywhere from .1 to .2 inches of rain throughout the day. While the area received some rain and experienced cooler temperatures and higher humidity levels, a high-pressure ridge is forecasted to settle over the area and bring warmer weather this weekend.The BLM AFS Military Fire Management Zone is working with U.S. Army Alaska Garrison and the Alaska Division of Forestry and will continue to monitor Fire #077 to determine the best course of action to keep it from burning outside military lands. It is burning in a limited protection area and is not immediately threatening any resources. Currently, the fire is burning in an area that is off-limits to firefighters due to the chance of unexploded ordinance on...

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day: we are all in this together!

NFPA - Wildfire - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 15:31
In light of recent horrific losses to life and property from wildfires, we wonder who is responsible to create homes and neighborhoods that are safer? I think we can all have a part to play, both individually and collectively. Residents in wildfire-prone
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Tonto National Forest Rx Burns 2019 (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 15:24
Broadcast Burning northeast of Payson, May 6-7 820 acres planned, weather permitting

800-Plus Acre Burn Planned for Clay Springs Area On May 6-7 (Tonto National Forest Rx Burns 2019 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 15:13
PHOENIX, May 3, 2019—For Immediate Release. Tonto National Forest fire specialists will conduct prescribed fire treatments on approximately 820 acres northeast of Payson, starting on Monday, May 6, and continuing through Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The treatment area is located six miles north of Young, three miles south of Colcord Estates, and west of Forest Road 512, commonly referred to as the Young Road. Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see and smell moderate-to-heavy amounts of smoke during the two day burning operation. Motorists will notice smoke as they travel west on State Highway 260 and drop off the Rim. Smoke will impact the Young Road (Forest Road 512), the OW Ranch, and Forest Lakes. At night, smoke will impact Haigler Creek, Ellinwood Ranch, Ponderosa Springs, and Colcord Estates. Fire operations will end by 4:30 p.m. each afternoon to minimize the impact of smoke. Residual smoke may linger in these areas through Friday, May 10, 2019. Signs will be...

Smoke from Prescribed Fire a Healthy Sign of Spring (Northwest Sands Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 13:12
Park Falls, WI — May 3, 2019 — Each spring from snow-melt to mid-June, fire crews along with specialized equipment from the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest safety ignite prescribed fires to restore and improve wildlife habitat while reducing the risks of wild fires in three counties across north-western Wisconsin. Prescribed fire is used by the U.S. Forest Service and other land management agencies as an effective tool to improve habitat for wildlife and reduce hazardous fuel buildup. Fire crews are highly trained, and fires are only started after careful planning and coordination. Weather conditions must also be appropriate, too much wind or moisture, or lack of moisture, can affect how and when fire is used. “Prescribed fire is one of the many tools we use when managing our lands to meet the goals and objectives in the Forest Plan,” said Brad Turberville, District Ranger on the Washburn Ranger District. “Resource specialists work together to identify the most...

Slash Pile Burning 2018/2019 (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 11:04
As winter conditions settle in across Colorado's Northern Front Range, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests will work to burn slash piles resulting from fuels reduction and hazardous tree removal projects across the area. Hand piles are a result of using chainsaws to thin the forest. Much of the smaller cut material is piled for burning. Machine piles are the result of using logging equipment and consist of primarily the limbs of trees as most of the logs have already been removed. Piles must be burned before the treatment is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations. Wind helps disperse smoke created during pile burning operations and snow helps keep the piles contained. Seeing flames and smoke, even after dark, is part of normal operations. This is one way that we can help reduce the buildup of fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions. Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will...

Red Feather Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 11:03
Canyon Lake Ranger District fire managers are monitoring conditions in the Roosevelt National Forest this spring to return to the Red Feather Prescribed Burn. This prescribed burn is located north of Red Feather Lakes, Colo., east of the Crystal Lakes Subdivision. A great deal of work has already taken place on this burn and provides a treated line or previously burned ground around much of the perimeter, leaving the interior portion left to burn. Approximately 4,100 acres of the total 4,348-acre project has been successfully burned over the past two years. Appropriate conditions must be met before burning can take place. Fire managers are carefully monitoring these conditions, including a favorable weather forecast (temperature, wind, precipitation, etc.), fuel moisture, smoke dispersal and necessary staffing. Weather is monitored throughout the burn and burning will be halted if conditions fall outside of the required conditions. Public and firefighter safety is always the number...

Hoyle Fire near Heber/Overgaard (Hoyle Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 10:34
U.S. Forest Service Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests 30 S Chiricahua Drive Springerville, AZ 85938 Web: www.fs.usda.gov/asnf www.facebook.com/apachesitgreavesnf News Release Media Contact: Black Mesa Ranger District 928-535-7300 Hoyle Fire April 3, 2019 Discovered: April 2, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. Location: Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National ForestsNavajo County, ArizonaApproximately 3 miles southwest of Heber Overgaard Size: 5 acres Percent Contained: 0% Vegitation: Ponderosa Pine with heavy dead and down component Cause: Natural Personnel Assigned: 40 The lightning ignited Hoyle Fire was discovered on Thursday Morning, May 2, 2019 south of Arizona State Highway 260 approximately 3 miles southwest of Heber, Arizona. The fire is burning in the rugged terrain of Hoyle Canyon within the 2002 Rodeo-Chedeski fire scar. A fire perimeter utilizing existing roads and natural features has been established around the fire. While weather and fuel...

Oregon Lakes Fire Grows to an Estimated 3,500 Acres (Oregon Lakes Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 19:00
FAIRBANKS, Alaska – The Oregon Lakes Fire near Fort Greely has grown to an estimated 3,500 acres as it continues to move north through grass and downed trees left from a 2013 fire. BLM Alaska Fire Service personnel flew over the fire midday Thursday and reported the fire was backing, creeping and sometimes running in an area that is interspersed with lakes – some of which still had ice. The fire’s head was moving in a northerly direction and was active on 60 percent of its perimeter. It is staying confined to an area that burned in 2013. The BLM AFS Military Fire Management Zone is working with U.S. Army Alaska Garrison and the Alaska Division of Forestry to monitor Fire #077 and determine the best course of action to keep it from burning outside military lands. It is burning in a limited protection area and is not immediately threatening any resources. The remote fire is burning about 7 miles southwest of Fort Greely on the west side of the braided Delta River within the...

Spring / Summer Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 12:35
On Monday, May 6, a prescribed fire is planned next to the east side of U.S. Highway 180, north of Flagstaff. Project: Horseshoe: Slate #11 When: Anytime between April 29 to May 3 (Monday to Friday).Where: Approximately 10 miles north of Flagstaff. GPS: 35.5019340°, -111.8114010°Size: 1,190 acres.Duration: One-day operation. Smoke Impacts: Ventilation is predicted to move smoke toward the northeast. Cooling temperatures in the evenings may cause smoke to settle in the low-lying areas surrounding the burn. This prescribed burn will be next to U.S. Highway 180, and motorists will see smoke, flames and encounter wildland firefighting vehicles along the roadway, so please be cautious.Closures/Restrictions: None.

Snowbowl Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:58
Abandoned and escaped campfire - 10' fire - resources are on scene and will handle. Investigation

Fire Staff Schedule Prescribed Fire Operations for this Weekend (2019 Malheur NF Prescribed Fire Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:51
John Day, Prairie City and Hines, Ore. – After carefully monitoring conditions across the Forest, fire officials have determined that conditions are within specific parameters, including temperature, relative humidity, and fuel moisture to start prescribed fire operations in specifically planned units. Emigrant Creek Ranger District fire crews are planning to begin operations on the Marshall Devine units totaling 2700 acres, Micro unit #5 with 18 acres and Trout unit #9 with 27 acres, this weekend. Moving to Driveway that consists of 4 units, #’s 14, 17, 28, and 26 totaling 99 acres within the coming week and George unit #103 totaling 2000 acres after. Activity will continue through the weekend and into coming weeks depending on weather, conditions, and if objectives are being met. Prairie City and Blue Mountain Ranger Districts are continuing to monitor conditions to begin spring prescribed fire activity. For the safety of firefighters and the public, roads and areas of...

Prescribed fire hopeful for Monday (Spring/Summer Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:22
On Monday, May 6, a prescribed fire is planned next to the east side of U.S. Highway 180, north of Flagstaff.Project: Horseshoe: Slate #11When: Anytime between April 29 to May 3 (Monday to Friday).Where: Approximately 10 miles north of Flagstaff. GPS: 35.5019340°, -111.8114010°Size: 1,190 acres.Duration: One-day operation. Smoke Impacts: Ventilation is predicted to move smoke toward the northeast. Cooling temperatures in the evenings may cause smoke to settle in the low-lying areas surrounding the burn. This prescribed burn will be next to U.S. Highway 180, and motorists will see smoke, flames and encounter wildland firefighting vehicles along the roadway, so please be cautious.Closures/Restrictions:

Union Miners Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:01
On May 2, Wallowa-Whitman fuels crews plan to burn approximately 290 acres in the Union Miners unit, near National Forest Road 7220. Smoke may be visible in the Phillips Reservoir

Talking about wildfire and public health

NFPA - Wildfire - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 05:00
  As part of a panel talking about wildfires and public health, I had a great opportunity to talk to health and safety professionals on behalf of NFPA about wildfire and how we can use techniques that have emerged from public health and related
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