Wildland Fire

Paola Ridge Fire Update 09-04-18 (Paola Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:34
Tuesday, September 4, 2018; 8:30 amNorthern Rockies Incident Management Team 1 Mike Goicoechea, Incident Commander Fire Information: 406-578-8256 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Email: 2018.PaolaRidge.WhaleButte.CoalRidge.Fires@firenet.gov Website: Paola: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6140/ Whale: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6149 Coal Ridge: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6142 Flathead National Forest Facebook: www.facebook.com/discovertheflathead Twitter: @FlatheadNF There will be a community meeting TODAY, Tuesday, September 4 at 6 pm. The meeting will be held at the Glacier National Park Community Building near Park Headquarters at 64 Grinnell Drive, West Glacier. From Headquarters, follow signs to the Community Building. Special note: PLEASE AVOID STOPPING ALONG HWY 2 TO OBSERVE SMOKE FROM THE PAOLA RIDGE FIRE. Fire crews are actively working in this area and need to have room to do so. Congestion in this area may prevent crews from working safely and efficiently. ...

Howe Ridge Fire Update 9-4-18 (Howe Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:30
Recorded Fire Information: 406-888-7077 Media/Fire Information: 406-578-8256 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Email: 2018.HoweRidge.Boundary.Fires@Firenet.gov Glacier National Park Information: 406-888-7800, www.nps.gov/glac There will be a community meeting today, Tuesday, September 4 at 6 pm. The meeting will be held at the Glacier National Park Community Building near Park Headquarters at 64 Grinnell Drive, West Glacier. From Headquarters, follow signs to the Community Building. Weather: Yesterday’s wind forecast did not materialize, and freezing temperatures were recorded in the area. Conditions behind Monday’s cold front will once again become mostly quiet and dry. Winds Tuesday are forecast to be light out of the east. A warming trend will start on Wednesday, with the next opportunity for any precipitation coming this weekend. Valley inversions may trap smoke from fires again this week. Howe Ridge Statistics Location: NW side of Lake McDonald Start date: August 11, 2018 Size:...

Hirz Fire AM Update 9-4-18 (Hirz Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 09:47
Current Situation: Firefighters worked diligently to increase containment overnight on the Hirz Fire. The northern fire perimeter continued to hold at Yellowjacket Mountain, and more areas along the northern and western sides are now contained. As planned, the fire on the northeast side continued to burn gradually downhill toward control lines along Squaw Valley Creek. Crews held these northeast control lines and ensured the fire did not cross the drainage. Very warm and dry weather is predicted to continue throughout the day. A shallow inversion is projected to lift this morning, but smoke will likely linger in the lower drainages. Firefighters will hold and secure control lines around the fire today with an increased focus on the northeast corner as the fire backs fully into control lines. Crews will hold and secure control lines through thorough mopup operations. This will include finding and extinguishing any heat sources along the fire’s edge. Crews will increase containment...

September 4, 2018 - Gold Hill and Davis Fire Update (Gold Hill Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 09:30
Fire Information Line: 775-403-2144 Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Email: 2018.GoldHillandDavisFire@firenet.gov Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6143/ Facebook: U.S. Forest Service - Kootenai National Forest Traffic delays remain on Highway 68 (Pipe Creek Road/South Fork of the Yaak) GOLD HILL FIRE Current Size: 4,000 Acres Containment: 10% Resources: 373 Date of Detection: Saturday August 11th, 2018 Location: 13 miles north of Libby, MT Cause: Lightning GOLD HILL FIRE UPDATE: Throughout the Gold Hill Fire, operations to create and improve indirect fuel breaks are ongoing as crews and heavy equipment remove fuels from existing roads and trails. Direct line that has been constructed on the south edge of the fire will be secured, and mop up of interior hot spots has begun. On the west edge of the fire, crews are evaluating areas where direct line may be effective. Evacuations: A pre-evacuation notice remains in place for Pipe Creek Road residents from...

September 4, 2018 Sterling Complex fire update (Sterling Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 09:21
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2018-09-04 Morning Update (McLeod Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 09:13
September 4, 2018Crescent Mountain Fire: 46,650 acres; 37 percent containedPersonnel: 878Point of Origin: Approximately 21 miles west of TwispStart Date: July 29, 2018Cause: LightningMcLeod Fire: 22,511 acres; 35 percent containedPersonnel: 397Point of Origin: Approximately eight miles north of MazamaStart Date: August 11, 2018Cause: LightningHolman Fire: 299 acres, no containmentPoint of Origin: Holman PeakStart Date: August 17, 2018Cause: UnknownCrescent Mountain Fire: Efforts are being focused by aircraft to slow the rate of spread while construction of control lines continue from Libby Creek area to Foggy Dew. Firing continued in the area of Buttermilk Creek northwest of Black Pine Lake. Along the Twisp River corridor, patrol and mop-up continues with the use of hand and engine crews. Tuesday’s focus will continue to be on control line construction and continuing to mop-up and hold existing control lines in the areas of the Twisp River corridor, northwest of Black Pine Lake by...

2018-09-04 Morning Update (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 09:12
September 4, 2018Crescent Mountain Fire: 46,650 acres; 37 percent containedPersonnel: 878Point of Origin: Approximately 21 miles west of TwispStart Date: July 29, 2018Cause: LightningMcLeod Fire: 22,511 acres; 35 percent containedPersonnel: 397Point of Origin: Approximately eight miles north of MazamaStart Date: August 11, 2018Cause: LightningHolman Fire: 299 acres, no containmentPoint of Origin: Holman PeakStart Date: August 17, 2018Cause: UnknownCrescent Mountain Fire: Efforts are being focused by aircraft to slow the rate of spread while construction of control lines continue from Libby Creek area to Foggy Dew. Firing continued in the area of Buttermilk Creek northwest of Black Pine Lake. Along the Twisp River corridor, patrol and mop-up continues with the use of hand and engine crews. Tuesday’s focus will continue to be on control line construction and continuing to mop-up and hold existing control lines in the areas of the Twisp River corridor, northwest of Black Pine Lake by...

September 4, 2018 Daily Update for the Rabbit Foot Fire (Rabbit Foot Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 08:33
Rabbit Foot Fire UpdateTuesday, September 4, 2018https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6090/Contact Fire Information: 208.879.1243or RabbitFootFire2018@gmail.comCurrent Situation: Firefighters on the Rabbit Foot Fire continue to successfully limit fire growth in many places. Dozer lines some distance northeast of the fire shouldn’t be needed due to direct control actions by crews as well as moderated fire behavior. For this reason, excavators were moved to the Williams Lake area to repair those lines. More excavators and dozers worked yesterday and will continue working today to begin repair work along dozer lines some distance south of the fire. Plans are for the equipment to be working in these areas for the next few days.Firefighters continue to work along the Morgan Creek (NFSR 055) Road to minimize impacts to the road; however, a chance remains that increased fire behavior could change the road status. Yesterday the work done by firefighters on the ground in the Mink Creek area was...

September 4, 2018 Fire Update for Klondike Fire (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 08:00
Overview Klondike Fire West Zone A community meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 5 beginning at 5:00 P.M. at the Agness Community Library. The areas with the most fire growth occurred at the confluence of the East and West Forks of Indigo Creek, along Silver Creek, and to the southwest into the Chetco Bar Fire burn area. Some growth occurred on the east perimeter northeast of Chinaman Hat Peak. Reduced visibility due to smoke prevented air tanker flights, so helicopter water and gel drops were used exclusively. Crews continued fuel reduction operations on contingency lines and worked on structure protection in and around Agness. Conditions favorable for high fire activity will persist on Tuesday. Firefighters will continue reducing fuel availability, treating the contingency line on the ridge on the west side of Horse Sign Creek, and treating the ridge west of Fish Hook Creek. No tactical firing operations are planned for Tuesday but may be required if fire activity...

2018-09-03 Evening Operations Update Video (McLeod Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 22:35
September 3 evening update video for #CrescentMTNFire and #McLeodFire with Operations Section Chief Brandon Cichowski. He discusses today's successful firing operations in the Buttermilk Creek area and fire activity in the Mission Peak

2018-09-03 Evening Operations Update Video (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 22:34
September 3 evening update video for #CrescentMTNFire and #McLeodFire with Operations Section Chief Brandon Cichowski. He discusses today's successful firing operations in the Buttermilk Creek area and fire activity in the Mission Peak

Gance Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 22:14
The Gance Fire was reported around 2:30 p.m., September 3, and is located near the southeast corner of the Independence Range near the Gance Creek area on the Mountain City-Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

Gance Fire Update, September 3 (Gance Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 22:12
Note: For additional fire information, please call Gance Fire Information Officer Naaman Horn at 702-659-2586 or get the latest fire updates on Twitter @HumboldtToiyabe or Facebook @HumboldtToiyabeNF (Use hashtag #GanceFire), and inciweb https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6186/.Elko, NV., Sept. 3, 2018 – The Gance Fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. today and is located near the southeast corner of the Independence Range near the Gance Creek area on the Mountain City-Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. There are a number of resources already on the fire including two hand crews, three engines, two helicopters, one bulldozer, two water tenders, eight Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATS), and one heavy air tanker. The fire is approximately 1,000 acres and is burning in brush and short grass. The fire is approximately 35 miles northwest of Elko, Nevada. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Owl Creek Fire Update on September 3 at 6 p.m (Owl Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 21:00
Note: For additional fire information, please call Owl Creek Fire Public Information staff at 702-659-2586 or get the latest fire updates on Twitter @HumboldtToiyabe or Facebook @HumboldtToiyabeNF (Use hashtag #OwlCreeekFire), and inciweb https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6183/. Elko, NV., Sept. 3, 2018 – As of 6 p.m., the Owl Creek Fire located near Spring Creek, Nevada, continues to hold at 1,070 acres and is now 80 percent contained. The fire is in steep rocky terrain and is burning in grass, brush, and aspen and is smoldering with minimal growth. The Owl Creek Fire started 7:45 p.m. on Aug. 30 on private land and moved onto the Mountain City-Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It is south of Lamoille Canyon. Fire officials ask the public to please stay out the vicinity of the Pleasant Valley Road near the Spring Creek Association Campground and shooting range complex due to firefighting operations. There are no Forest Service...

Community Meeting in Agness Wednesday 9/5/2018 (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 20:00
A community meeting regarding the Klondike Fire West Zone will be held at the Agness Community Library on Wednesday at 5 p.m. The library is located at 3905 Cougar Lane, Agness, OR. We invite any interested members of the public or media to hear current operations, plans, and to ask questions. The meeting will be live-streamed or recorded and posted to the Taylor Creek and Klondike Fire Information Facebook Page and to inciweb. For more information call Klondike Fire information at (541) 247-6789 or e-mail us at

Suppression Repair Begins on the Britania Mountain Fire (Britania Mountain Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 18:28
As sections of the Britania Mountain Fire transitions from full suppression to mop-up and patrol status, some personnel and equipment are beginning rehabilitation of containment lines on the cold sections of the fire. On the eastern side of the fire, crews will begin removing fire-related trash, flagging, and excess firefighting equipment that is no longer needed for operations.Bulldozer and hand lines will be obliterated and rehabilitated to help reduce adverse resource impacts, such as soil erosion.Rehabilitation actions could include constructing waterbars, pulling back berms, recontouring land, low-cutting stumps, and scattering vegetation that was removed to construct the containment lines. Fire personnel will be paired with local Resource Advisers to direct rehabilitation

Two Day Update - September 3 and 4 (Miles Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 17:17
Although the smoke has been clear for a few days, the fire remains active, and varied hazards exist within the perimeter. The public is urged to remain outside the fire area. Work efforts continue on securing and reinforcing fire lines on the east and west ends of the gap between the Miles and Columbus fires, which are slowly burning toward each other. Repair work will continue to focus on restoring dozer lines and hand-lines to a more natural state and to prevent sediment runoff from impacting fish-bearing streams.Firefighters will continue to patrol lines by road to ensure that any flare-ups that occur in the fire interior do not pose a threat to fire containment. A hazard tree felling team continues work along roadways, ensuring safe firefighter access. These efforts will also contribute to safe operations for the BAER team, and for the public after the incident concludes.the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs backMotorists are asked to be vigilant as firefighter traffic and...

Goshute Cave Fire Update 09-03-2018 (Goshute Cave Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 15:03
For Immediate Release Monday, 3 September 2018Fire Information: 352-433-6768 (7:30a.m. to 9:00

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