Wildland Fire

BERRY CREEK EVACUATION ZONE A HAS BEEN REDUCED TO AN EVACUATION WARNING (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 17:47
BERRY CREEK EVACUATION ZONE A HAS BEEN REDUCED TO AN EVACUATION WARNING WHEN: Monday November 19th, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. WHERE: The Berry Creek evacuation zone A has been reduced to a warning except for the following areas: Encina Grande Road at Deer Meadow Rd, Bloomer Hill Road at Black Bear Road remain under and evacuation order. Hwy 162 at Four Mile Ridge Road will remain closed to all northbound traffic. Berry Creek Zones B and C remain under and evacuation order. For an online viewer of evacuation statuses go to: https://tinyurl.com/campfireevacs. The data on this viewer is being updated as often as possible, but might not be the most current. NOTES: Residents need to be aware that the areas being lifted have very limited services. Prior to returning home, residents are encouraged to take steps to ensure they have food, water, and fuel for their vehicles. Fire personnel are still active in the area. Please reduce speeds and drive with caution. The cancellation of additional...

Evacuation Updates for Upper Magalia, Stirling City and Inskip (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:11
EVACUATION UPDATES IN UPPER MAGALIA, STIRLING CITY AND INSKIP WHEN: Monday November 19th, 2018 12:15 P.M. WHERE: Evacuation orders for the following evacuation zones in the Magalia, Stirling City, and Inskip areas have been adjusted as follows. Powellton Zone – Evacuation orders in the Powellton Zone have been lifted. Sterling City Zone – The evacuation order in the upper portion of the Stirling City Zone has been lifted. The P Line will be closed to all traffic south bound at Retson Rd. Lovelock Zone – Evacuation orders in the Lovelock Zone has been lifted. North Coutolenc Zone – Evacuation orders in the North Coutolenc Zone have been lifted. Coutolenc Road south bound at the lower end at Doon Grade Rd (20B1 Line) will remain under an evacuation order. No Traffic will be allowed south bound on Coutolenc Road toward the Town of Paradise. North Firhaven Zone – Evacuation orders in the North Firhaven Zone have been lifted except for the following areas: Northwood Drive from...

CAMP FIRE - EVACUATION WARNING AREAS LIFTED (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 13:27
CAMP FIRE - EVACUATION WARNING AREAS LIFTED WHEN: Monday November 19th, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. WHERE: These zone that are currently under an evacuation warning area are lifted: Little Chico Creek Area Zone C (north) Cherokee Zone A Hamlin Zone Messilla Valley Zone A Lower Clark Zone Lower Neal Zone Please reference the online viewer of evacuation statuses to: https://tinyurl.com/campfireevacs. The data on this viewer is being updated as often as possible, but might not be the most current. Residents need to be aware that the areas being lifted have very limited services. Prior to returning home, residents are encouraged to take steps to ensure they have food, water, and fuel for their vehicles. NOTES: Fire personnel are still active in the area. Please reduce speeds and drive with caution. The cancellation of additional evacuation orders is being evaluated based on a variety of factors, including potential fire behavior and life safety hazards. For an online viewer of evacuation...

7 questions & answers about California's wildfires

NFPA - Wildfire - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 12:59
The Camp Fire in Northern California's Butte County and the Woolsey Fire in southern Los Angeles and Ventura Counties are breaking records every day.  A good source to follow breaking news is the LA Times Live Feed and
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Slash Pile Burning 2018 (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 11:13
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...

HAMLIN CANYON AND LOWER NEAL ZONES REDUCED TO AN EVACUATION WARNING (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 15:10
HAMLIN CANYON AND LOWER NEAL ZONES REDUCED TO AN EVACUATION WARNING WHEN: Sunday November 18th, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. WHERE: The following areas, Hamlin Canyon and Lower Neal Zones, have been reduced to an evacuation warning. Skyway to Tuscan Ridge, Neal Road to Wayland Road, Wayland Road to foster Road. No traffic will be allowed north from these areas into the Town of Paradise. These areas will be opened at 1:00 PM to residents only. At 2:00 PM the area will open to the general public. Residents will need to show proof of residency to access their property (Drivers License, Vehicle Registration, Mailing address, etc). NOTES: Fire personnel are still active in the area. Please reduce speeds and drive with caution. The cancellation of additional evacuation orders is being evaluated based on a variety of factors, including potential fire behavior and life safety hazards. For an online viewer of evacuation statuses go to: https://tinyurl.com/campfireevacs. The data on this viewer is...

Wildfire Update - Alder, Mountaineer and Moses Wildfires (Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Fires Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 13:53
For Immediate Release - November 18, 2018 Information: Western Divide Ranger District (559) 539-2607 Current Fire Information: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6238/The Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Wildfires, located in the Western Divide Ranger District, are burning in dense timber stands with extensive tree mortality and heavy fuel loading on the ground. In many places, aerial ignition from a helicopter is used due to safety concerns for ground-based firefighters. Aerial firing operations are often used to moderate fire behavior by selectively reducing pockets of heavy fuel on the ground ahead of the fire. A confine and contain strategy is being used to suppress the wildfires.An area closure is in effect around the Alder and Mountaineer fires, including a portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness. ALDER WILDFIRE Location: Five miles north of Camp Nelson above North Alder CreekAcres Burned: Approximately 4,503 acresFire Discovered: October 4, 2018Cause: LightningContainment: 55%...

PORTION OF STILSON CANYON ROAD EVACUATION ORDER LIFTED (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 12:35
PORTION OF STILSON CANYON ROAD EVACUATION ORDER LIFTED WHEN: Sunday November 18th, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. WHERE: The portion of Stilson Canyon Road from Humboldt Road to Lazy S Lane evacuation order has been lifted. NOTES: Fire personnel are still active in the area. Please reduce speeds and drive with caution. The cancellation of additional evacuation orders is being evaluated based on a variety of factors, including potential fire behavior and life safety hazards. For an online viewer of evacuation statuses go to: https://tinyurl.com/campfireevacs. The data on this viewer is being updated as often as possible, but might not be the most

Plumas National Forest Road, Trail, and Area Closures (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 18:15
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MESSILLA VALLEY & LOWER CLARK EVACUATION ZONES REDUCED TO EVACUATION WARN (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 17:32
MESSILLA VALLEY AND LOWER CLARK EVACUATION ZONES REDUCED TO EVACUATION WARNINGS WHEN: Saturday November 17th, 2018 at 3:30 P.M. WHERE: Access will be restricted to residents only beginning at 3:30 p.m., today 11/17/18. Residents will need to show identification or proof of residency to access these areas. At 5:00 p.m. today 11/17/18, the area will be open to general access. Highway 70 between Highway 149 and Cherokee Road, and all roads north of Highway 70 to include: Clark Road to Round Valley Ranch Road, Wheelock Road, Messilla Valley Road and Pentz Road to Messilla Valley Road will be reduced to an evacuation warning. Highway 70, north of Cherokee Road is still under evacuation order and Cherokee Road, south of Highway 70 to Red Tape is still under an evacuation order. Durham-Pentz Road, from Highway 99 to Pentz Road will be reduced to an evacuation warning. Dry Creek Road from Messilla Road remains under an evacuation order. NOTES: Fire personnel are still...

Camp Fire Press Conference Saturday, November 17 at 6pm (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 15:47
CAMP FIRE PRESS CONFERENCE When: 6:00 PM, Saturday, November 17th, 2018 Where: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Harvest Hall 2357 Fair Street, Chico, CA 95928 Technology permitting we will broadcast the conference via Facebook Live from our @CALFIREButteCo Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CALFIREButteCo What: The cooperating agencies of the Camp Fire will conduct a media briefing at the Harvest Hall of the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Representatives from the agencies managing the incident will provide an operational briefing and be available for questions at its conclusion. Please arrive early as the briefing will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. www.buttecounty.net SAFETY MESSAGE – The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and evacuation orders. Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. As you re-enter your property, be aware hazardous conditions may still exist.

Wildfire Update - Alder, Mountaineer and Moses Wildfires (Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Fires Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 14:23
For Immediate Release - November 17, 2018 Information: Western Divide Ranger District (559) 539-2607 Current Fire Information: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6238/The Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Wildfires, located in the Western Divide Ranger District, are burning in dense timber stands with extensive tree mortality and heavy fuel loading on the ground. In many places, aerial ignition from a helicopter is used due to safety concerns for ground-based firefighters. Aerial firing operations are often used to moderate fire behavior by selectively reducing pockets of heavy fuel on the ground ahead of the fire. A confine and contain strategy is being used to suppress the wildfires.An area closure is in effect around the Alder and Mountaineer fires, including a portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness. ALDER WILDFIRE Location: Five miles north of Camp Nelson above North Alder CreekAcres Burned: Approximately 4,065 acresFire Discovered: October 4, 2018Cause: LightningContainment: 55%...

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