Wildland Fire

Prescribed Burning Planned November 14 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2017-18 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:59
Sims Reforestation Site Prep and Roadside Fuelbreak Buffer, 10 miles north/northwest of Hyampom, 75 acresNorth Lake piles, northern end of Trinity Lake, 10

Chris Fire Update, Nov. 14 at 10:45 a.m. (Chris Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:45
Chris Fire Update, Nov. 14, 10:45 a.m. The Chris Fire was started by a vehicle accident around 11:28 a.m. on Nov. 13 west of U.S. Route 395, about five miles north of Sonora Junction near the Chris Flat Campground. The fire is burning in very steep terrain in grass, sagebrush, and timber. High winds caused the fire to grow to 370 acres. Due to both ground and air firefighting operations and rolling rocks, highway 395 remains closed both northbound and southbound from Bridgeport, California, to the Nevada State Line. Access to California State Route 108 is available for Northbound Highway 395 travelers, as well as access to Walker, California, for Southbound Highway 395 travelers. Large trucks will not have access and must use detours. For the latest highway and detour information, please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623). Ten handcrews, 14 engines, one dozer, one air attack and four helicopters...

Goosenest Burn Notification (Klamath Prescribed Burning 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:00
Goosenest Fire Management will be burning hand piles and landing piles in the First Creek and Lodgepole Station Area.What: Landing PilesWhere: T44N R3W Sec. 1,3,11; T45N R3W Sec. 26,27,34,36Lower, East aspect of Goosenest Mtn.When: 11/14/2017 – 11/16/2017Burn Boss: John Brodbeck or Mary DanielsTrainee: Jeff MaloneyWhat: Hand piles and landing pilesWhere: T46N R3W and T46N R4W; in the area of Lodgepole StationWhen: 11/14/2017Burn Boss: John Brodbeck or Mary DanielsTrainee: Jeff MaloneySmoke may be visible from Montague/Shasta Valley.Please contact Goosenest Ranger District with any questions.

Prescribed Burning continues on the Lakeside Ranger District (Whitcom Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:00
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will continue burning the 3,960 acre prescribed burn within the Whitcom unit, weather dependent, north east of the community of Pinetop. The district has completed approximately 3,100 acres. Fire management proposes to burn an estimated 1,000 additional acres to complete this phase of the project from November 14 through November 17. The Whitcom Unit is located northeast of Pinetop, along Forest Service Roads 182, 283, 283A and 185. Ignition may last several days, with daily smoke impact anticipated within area drainages. Smoke will be visible in the local area, from Arizona State Highway 260 and 77, and U.S. Highway 60, in Pinetop – Lakeside, Vernon, McNary and Show Low. Motorists are advised to drive safely when approaching areas where prescribed fire activities may limit visibility and hinder fire personnel operations. Crews will be on scene from ignition until there is no longer a threat of escape from...

Black Mesa Ranger District plans Nagel Prescribed Burn (Nagel Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:00
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District plans to conduct a prescribed burn within Burn Blocks 1, 2, and 6 of the Nagel Forest Health Prescribed Burn area, if weather conditions allow, from November 14 - 17. This burn will be south of the Dutch Joe Ranch area. The burn will be to the east of Forest Road 34, south of Forest Road 100, to the west of Forest Roads 117, and to the north of Forest Roads 9439 and 9429A. The burn blocks will encompass approximately 963 acres. Once ignition occurs, crews will be on scene from ignition until there is no longer a threat of escape from the project boundaries. This project is in partnership with the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to provide forest restoration and health to the Rocky Mountain Elk, mule deer, and other wildlife species that frequent the area. Prescribed burning provides many benefits and is essential to maintaining healthy forest ecosystems. This prescribed...

Shoofly Ruins north of Payson, AZ (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:16
Tonto National Forest fire specialists plan to conduct a 1,247-acre prescribed fire treatment in the Shoofly ruins area north of Payson from Monday, November 13, through Thursday, November 16, 2017. The prescribed fire will eliminate timber slash, dead and down woody debris, grass and brush. The treatment will take place on the east side of Houston Mesa Road (Forest Road 199). During the day, smoke will impact Houston Mesa Road as well as the following communities: Freedom Acres, Beaver Valley, Whispering Pines and Cold Springs. During evening hours, residual smoke will impact the communities of Star Valley, Payson, Diamond Point Shadows, Flowing Springs, East Verde Estates and Mesa del Caballo. Smoke may linger in these areas through Sunday, November 19, 2017. Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see and smell moderate amounts of smoke during the prescribed fire treatment. To minimize the impact of smoke, fire personnel will end ignitions each day by 3 p.m. Signs will...

Research from IBHS outlines the use of coatings for wildfire purposes  

NFPA - Wildfire - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:04
As residents at risk from wildfires continue to search for options that will help protect their homes when threatened, the final 2017 edition of the five-part Wildfire Research Fact Sheet series produced by the National Fire Protection Association's
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U.S. Route 395 is closed from Bridgeport, CA to the Nevada State Line (Chris Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 20:22
U.S. Route 395 is closed both northbound and southbound from Bridgeport, California, to the Nevada State Line. Access to California State Route 108 is available for Northbound Highway 395 travelers, as well as access to Walker, California, for Southbound Highway 395 travelers. Large trucks will not have access and must use detours. For the latest highway and detour information, please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

Chris Fire Update Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. (Chris Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 20:15
Chris Fire now at 250 acres. Fire crews will continue to work throughout the night. U.S Route 395 expected to be closed tomorrow. For the latest highway and detour information, please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD

Chris Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 18:25
Chris Fire is actively burning on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Bridgeport Ranger District west of US Highway 395 about five miles north of Sonora Junction, near Chris Flat Campground. The fire is actively burning in grass, brush, and

Chris Fire Burns an Estimated 200 Acres (Chris Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 18:22
The 200-acre Chris Fire is actively burning on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Bridgeport Ranger District west of US Highway 395 about five miles north of Sonora Junction, near Chris Flat Campground. The fire is actively burning in grass, brush, and timber. U.S. Route 395 is closed both northbound and southbound from Bridgeport, California, to the Nevada State Line. Access to California State Route 108 is available for Northbound Highway 395 travelers, as well as access to Walker, California, for Southbound Highway 395 travelers. Large trucks will not have access and must use detours. For the latest highway and detour information, please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623). For additional fire information, please call (775) 771-4777 or look for updates on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Facebook and Twitter pages https://twitter.com/HumboldtToiyabe and...

Salmon/Scott River District Burn Notification (Klamath Prescribed Burning 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:59
Salmon/Scott River Ranger District, Salmon River Division will be conducting district wide pile burning from 11/14/2017-12/14/2017 Project Name: KNF Salmon River District Wide Pile BurningAgency Contact: Ron McEwen (530) 468 1271, Salmon/Scott District Office (530) 468 5351Type of Burn: Low Complexity Pile BurnLocation: Klamath National Forest-Salmon Division- North & South Fork Salmon RiverTotal Acreage: 150 acres maximum per daySmoke Production: Possibility of residual smoke 7 days post ignition Communities or Smoke Sensitive Areas: Sawyers Bar, Cecilville, Forks of Salmon. Low Potential for Impacts to adjacent Wilderness Areas, campgrounds, trailheads

Forest Service Reschedules Precribed Fire Treatment North of Payson (Prescribed Burns 2017 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:44
Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning to conduct a 1,247-acre prescribed fire treatment in the Shoofly ruins area north of Payson beginning on Monday, November 13, through Thursday, November 16, 2017. The prescribed fire will eliminate timber slash, dead and down woody debris, grass and brush. The treatment will take place on the east side of Houston Mesa Road (Forest Road 199). During the day, smoke will impact Houston Mesa Road as well as the following communities: Freedom Acres, Beaver Valley, Whispering Pines and Cold Springs. During evening hours, residual smoke will impact the communities of Star Valley, Payson, Diamond Point Shadows, Flowing Springs, East Verde Estates and Mesa del Caballo. Smoke may linger in these areas through Sunday, November 19, 2017. Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see and smell moderate amounts of smoke during the prescribed fire treatment. To minimize the impact of smoke, fire personnel will end ignitions each day by 3...

Prescribed Burning Planned November 13 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2017-18 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:08
Three prescribed pile burns are planned for today: North Lake Fuels which is north of the KOA in Trinity Center Ballpark for 10 acres, Sims which is 10 miles north/northwest of Hyanpom for 10 acres, and Hawk south of Big Bar for 4

Gibralter Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:26
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: 75% Personnel: 75 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: 40% Personnel: 3 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/ Forest firefighters battled the Gibralter Ridge Fire and Caribou Fire for six weeks. Both conflagrations were lightning caused and grew to 12,938 acres and...

Weasel Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:17
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: 75% Personnel: 75 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: 40% Personnel: 3 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/ Forest firefighters battled the Gibralter Ridge Fire and Caribou Fire for six weeks. Both conflagrations were lightning caused and grew to 12,938 acres and...

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