Wildland Fire

Canyon 2 Fire (Orange County) Started 10/09/2017, updated 4/05/2018

State - California - CALFIRE - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 12:47
Minimal fire behavior was observed throughout the day. A Red Flag Warning was issued in the burn area but there was no significant fire activity. Firefighters continue to build and improve containment lines and made great progress throughout the weekend. All residential areas have been re-populated. The public is reminded to remain vigilant and monitor changes in weather and fire conditions. Please drive slowly as emergency crews and equipment are working throughout the fire area.

Bighorn Sheep Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 12:11
Fire managers on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest are monitoring conditions in the Poudre Canyon to conduct prescribed fire operations at the Bighorn Sheep Prescribed Burn. For burning to take place, additional snow accumulation would need to occur this spring. Bighorn Sheep Prescribed Burn: 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.It is anticipated a minimum of 15 firefighters will staff this burn. Appropriate conditions must be met before ignition of prescribed burns can take place. Fire managers are carefully monitoring these conditions, including a favorable weather forecast (temperature, wind, precipitation, etc.), fuel moisture, smoke dispersal and staffing. Weather is monitored throughout the burn and burning will be halted if...

Red Feather Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 12:09
Firefighters have had great success implementing the Red Feather Prescribed Burn this March, with approximately 1,700 acres burned with the help of many partners. Snow covered the ground March 16, 2018. Additional burning will need to take place before this project is completed. Red Feather Prescribed Burn: Located north of Red Feather Lakes; east of the Crystal Lakes Subdivision.March 2018: Approximately 1,700 acres burnedLast spring 1,513 acres of the total 4,348-acre project was successfully burned.The two burn units targeted are 707 acres and 2,027 acres. Continuing the spring, we will be looking to burn the north facing slopes now that south facing slopes have been burned, significantly reducing the fire spread potential, along with blacklining. Appropriate conditions must be met before ignition of prescribed burns can take place. Fire managers are carefully monitoring these conditions, including a favorable weather forecast (temperature, wind, precipitation, etc.), fuel...

Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2017-18 (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:43
See the 'Announcements' and 'News' Tabs for the latest information on planned prescribed burns. The Shasta-Trinity National Forest plans to initiate prescribed fire operations this fall as weather patterns shift to cooler temperatures and wetter conditions. Forest specialists will continue to monitor local weather conditions and, as circumstances become favorable, district employees will initiate planned ignitions. Prescribed fire is an important part of forest-wide hazardous fuels reduction efforts. “As temperatures moderate and humidity levels rise, we can begin safely using prescribed fire in pre-determined situations,” said Forest Assistant Fire Management Officer, Alex McBath. “Conditions must meet certain criteria, including weather and vegetation factors, before we will implement a prescribed fire or burn piles.” Prescribed fire is a tool that is used to mimic the natural role of fire in the environment, create resilient forests, and to decrease future risk to life,...

Wildfires and preparedness aren't limited to a season

NFPA - Wildfire - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 09:09
  On April 1 the National Interagency Fire Center’s (NIFC’s) Predictive Services issued their newest National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for April, May, June, and July 2018.  Some key takeaways are during
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Shock Run Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:06
Shock Run Prescribed Burn Monongahela National Forest fire managers plan to conduct the Shock Run Prescribed Burn on 586 acres of national forest land southeast of Dunmore in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. This burn is weather-dependent and will occur when conditions are right in April or May 2018. Why do we burn? By bringing fire back to the forest, the Monongahela National Forest will: Reintroduce historic fire regimes Improve wildlife habitat Enhance forest structure and age diversity Improve oak regeneration Control tree diseases and pests Reduce hazardous levels of unburned fuels How do we manage a prescribed burn? Fire managers prepare a burn plan for each prescribed burn describing the appropriate conditions needed to conduct the burn safely and achieve the desired results. Burn plans consider public safety, protection of private property, staffing and equipment needs, temperature, humidity, wind, moisture of the vegetation, and...

Rucker Gap Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:03
Rucker Gap Prescribed Burn Monongahela National Forest fire managers plan to conduct the Rucker Gap Prescribed Burn on 384 acres of national forest land east of Neola in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. This burn is weather-dependent and will occur when conditions are right in April or May 2018. Why do we burn? By bringing fire back to the forest, the Monongahela National Forest will: Reintroduce historic fire regimes Improve wildlife habitat Enhance forest structure and age diversity Improve oak regeneration Control tree diseases and pests Reduce hazardous levels of unburned fuels How do we manage a prescribed burn? Fire managers prepare a burn plan for each prescribed burn describing the appropriate conditions needed to conduct the burn safely and achieve the desired results. Burn plans consider public safety, protection of private property, staffing and equipment needs, temperature, humidity, wind, moisture of the vegetation, and...

Chestnut Ridge Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:53
Chestnut Ridge Prescribed Burn Monongahela National Forest fire managers plan to conduct the Chestnut Ridge Prescribed Burn on 212 acres of national forest land east of Greenbank in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. This burn is weather-dependent and will occur when conditions are right in April or May 2018. Why do we burn? By bringing fire back to the forest, the Monongahela National Forest will: Reintroduce historic fire regimes Improve wildlife habitat Enhance forest structure and age diversity Improve oak regeneration Control tree diseases and pests Reduce hazardous levels of unburned fuels How do we manage a prescribed burn? Fire managers prepare a burn plan for each prescribed burn describing the appropriate conditions needed to conduct the burn safely and achieve the desired results. Burn plans consider public safety, protection of private property, staffing and equipment needs, temperature, humidity, wind, moisture of the...

Lockridge Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:28
Lockridge Prescribed Burn Monongahela National Forest fire managers plan to conduct the Lockridge Prescribed Burn on 2,439 acres of national forest land east of Minnehaha Springs in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. This burn is weather-dependent and will occur when conditions are right in April or May 2018. Why do we burn? By bringing fire back to the forest, the Monongahela National Forest will: Reintroduce historic fire regimes Improve wildlife habitat Enhance forest structure and age diversity Improve oak regeneration Control tree diseases and pests Reduce hazardous levels of unburned fuels How do we manage a prescribed burn? Fire managers prepare a burn plan for each prescribed burn describing the appropriate conditions needed to conduct the burn safely and achieve the desired results. Burn plans consider public safety, protection of private property, staffing and equipment needs, temperature, humidity, wind, moisture of the...

Hopkins Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:54
Hopkins Prescribed Burn Monongahela National Forest fire managers plan to conduct the Hopkins Prescribed Burn on 962 acres of national forest land north of Blue Bend Recreation Area in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. This burn is weather-dependent and will occur when conditions are right in April or May 2018. Why do we burn? By bringing fire back to the forest, the Monongahela National Forest will: Reintroduce historic fire regimes Improve wildlife habitat Enhance forest structure and age diversity Improve oak regeneration Control tree diseases and pests Reduce hazardous levels of unburned fuels How do we manage a prescribed burn? Fire managers prepare a burn plan for each prescribed burn describing the appropriate conditions needed to conduct the burn safely and achieve the desired results. Burn plans consider public safety, protection of private property, staffing and equipment needs, temperature, humidity, wind, moisture of the...

Big Mountain Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 14:25
Big Mountain Prescribed Burn Monongahela National Forest fire managers plan to conduct a prescribed burn on 473 acres of national forest land in the Big Mountain area southwest of Cherry Grove, West Virginia. This burn is weather-dependent and will occur when conditions are right in April or May 2018. Why do we burn? By bringing fire back to the forest, the Monongahela National Forest will: Reintroduce historic fire regimesImprove wildlife habitatEnhance forest structure and age diversityImprove oak regeneration Control tree diseases and pestsReduce hazardous levels of unburned fuels How do we manage a prescribed burn? Fire managers prepare a burn plan for each prescribed burn describing the appropriate conditions needed to conduct the burn safely and achieve the desired results. Burn plans consider public safety, protection of private property, staffing and equipment needs, temperature, humidity, wind, moisture of the vegetation, and conditions for the dispersal of smoke. A...

Rendija Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:26
El Malpais National Monument and The Bureau of Land Management’s El Malpais National Conservation Area plan to conduct a prescribed fire on the west side of the monument near the junction of CR 42 and the Big Tubes turn-off. The Rendija prescribed fire is approximately 1,500 acres. The prescribed fire may begin as early as mid-April. The exact dates will be dependent on weather and fuel conditions. The prescribed fire is expected to last three to five days with smoke present for several days. Firefighters plan to use handheld and aerial ignitions. The Big Tubes Road (NPS 300 Road) will be closed during the burn phase and, if conditions warrant, a pilot car may be used along County Road 42. Please slow down, turn your headlights on, and watch for firefighters working along the road when traveling in this

New Jersey takes a unique approach to Firewise USA™ and wildfire risk reduction

NFPA - Wildfire - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 07:52
Being born and raised in the West, I would never have expected to see the vast amount of rural forested area that I witnessed, of all places, in New Jersey.  But there it was, miles of trees, with developments nestled within it for as far as the eye
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Adobe Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 18:30
The Adobe Fire started Monday, April 2nd at around 3pm. The fire is burning 9 miles NW of Douglas in Cochise County. One structure has been lost in the fire. Five more are threatened. The 100-acre fire is burning through grasses and brush in an area west of the Bisbee-Douglas International Airport. About 50 personnel are working to stop forward progression. A helicopter and additional air resources have been

Fishlake NF 2018 Spring Prescribed Burns (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 16:14
The Fishlake National Forest plans to burn on the following projects April 02-08, 2018: Fillmore Ranger District / Horse Hollow: This project is located approximately two miles east of the community of Fillmore. Fuels consist of hand piled activity fuels and the broadcast burning of pinyon / juniper, oak and mountain brush. Snow still remains on many of the north slopes and at the higher elevations within the unit. The project is moderate in complexity. The plan is to burn approximately 500 acres of available fuels. Nearly 100 acres of hand piles were burned within the last month. Beaver Ranger District / District Hand Piles: Numerous piles occur throughout the District, primarily in the Little Res area and Grizzly Ridge areas. Fuels consist of hand piled activity fuels. Snow remains in the units. Numerous successful entries have been made this winter addressing the hand piles. Richfield Ranger District / South Monroe: This project is approximately 10 miles southeast of the...

What South African Firewise sites can teach us about community risk reduction

NFPA - Wildfire - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:49
In mid-March, NFPA visited with its wildfire partners in South Africa to attend a capstone event recognizing 10-years of UN Development Program funding of the Fynbos Fire Project that promoted integrated fire management for wildfire risk reduction across
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