Wildland Fire

Western Gulf Forest Health Conference to focus on forest and tree issues

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

Landowners, homeowners and forestry professionals are invited to attend the first Western Gulf Forest Health Conference. This two-day conference will focus on issues affecting both rural forestlands and individual trees within urban and suburban areas. These forests and tr

Critical fire weather conditions present over Western Texas

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

Critical fire weather conditions will be present over portions of Western Texas and the Panhandle beginning today and continuing through Friday. 

Lone Star State Incident Management Team Deployed to North West Texas

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

Lone Star State Incident Management Team Deployed to North West Texas Mar. 13, 2017—MERKEL, Texas—The Lone Star State Incident Management Team from Texas A&M Forest Service has set up an incident coordination center in Merkel, Texas to support wildfire response in the western half of Texas. 

Texas and Great Plains wildfires spurred by dry, windy conditions

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

March 7, 2017 — AMARILLO, Texas — Multiple wildfires are still burning across the Texas Panhandle following yesterday’s elevated fire conditions across the Southern Plains. Texas A&M Forest Service responded to three large fires for 325,680 acres. 

10/09/18 Klondike SPANISH Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 16:19
Incendio Klondike. Zona Oeste El incendio Klondite se mantiene en una extension de 167,423 acres de los cuales el 72% esta bajo control. Algunos bomberos han sido movilizados a su lugar de origen y al mismo tiempo otros estan siendo asignados al Incendio. El dia de hoy, fueron asignados 470 bomberos para trabajar en la zona afectada. Agradecemos sinceramente a la comunidad por el continuo apoyo durante los esfuerzos en la extinction del incendio y el trabajo de reparacion despues de este. El trabajo de los bomberos se hace necesario para restaurar en su estado natural las lineas de fuego, las lineas de bulldozers y otras areas afectadas. Se esta trabajando tiempo completo en la labor de reparacion de la zona en donde los bomberos han hecho avances significativos. El Equipo Noroeste #12 esta probando su herramienta nueva de trabajo la cual monitorea reparaciones necesarias despues del Incendio. El Equipo para el Sistema de Informacion Geografica (GIS), ha estado ingresando datos sobre...

Ryan Fire Area Closure Update 10-09-18 (Ryan Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 13:54
The Ryan Fire Area Closure has been modified to reflect the changing weather conditions. This Closure Order went into effect on October 09, 2018 and remains in effect until rescinded. All roads and trails defining the closure area as well as those within the closure area are closed.

BAER UPDATE -- PREPARING FOR RAIN STORMS (Bald Mtn-Pole Creek Post-Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 13:48
BAER UPDATE PREPARING FOR RAIN STORMS While many wildfires cause minimal damage to the land and pose few threats to the land or people downstream, some fires cause damage that requires special efforts to prevent problems afterwards. Wildfire increases the potential for flooding, post-fire soil erosion and debris flows that could impact campgrounds, fishing areas, homes, structures, roads, and other infrastructure within, adjacent to, and downstream from the burned area. Post-fire, watershed conditions will naturally receive and transport water and sediment differently than during pre-fire conditions. Thunderstorms and winter rain events in the mountains can bring heavy rain storms. Residents and visitors should remain alert to weather events and plan ahead when travelling along roads downstream from the burned areas of the recent Utah wildfires. A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team is working with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache and Manti-La Sal National Forests to assess...

Delta Fire Update for Oct. 9, 2018 (Delta Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:08
Today, temperatures are expected to increase with highs in the 70’s and in some areas could reach the low 80’s. Winds will be out of the northwest, with gusts up to 20 mph. Throughout the day, a drying trend will bring warmer and drier conditions potentially causing larger vegetation, such as stumps and downed logs, to produce visible smoke as they continue to smolder. Cooler conditions are expected Wednesday and Thursday with warmer and much drier conditions expected into the weekend with easterly offshore winds. With the Delta and Hirz fire area 100% contained, the focus has shifted to suppression repair and road grading. 88 miles of suppression repair work still needs to be completed throughout the fire. “As we reach the completion of suppression repair efforts for the Delta and Hirz fires, I’d like to take the opportunity to express my sincere gratitude on behalf of the team and all the firefighters,” states Curtis Coots, Incident Commander, Nor Cal Team 1. “I...

Roosevelt Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:51
A local type 4 Incident management team has taken charge of the fire. Mop-up and suppression repair efforts will continue until weather conditions hamper efforts. Significant snowfall is forecast for the area. Approximately 30 firefighters with six engines are assigned to the fire.

Terwilliger Fire Update October 9, 2018 (Terwilliger Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:46
Southern Cascades Interagency Incident Management Team Incident Commander, Jerry Van Dyne Incident Commander Trainee, Eric Risdal October 9, 2018 - 9:00 A.M. Public Information Phone: (541) 822-8216 Available 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Special Announcements: The public is asked to respect the road and area closures for protection to themselves and firefighters. Please refrain from entering the closed areas. The Terwilliger Fire Area Closure implemented August 30th, 2018 by the Willamette National Forest remains in place. The Closure Area is being patrolled and enforced. It is entirely within Lane County Oregon and does not impact Oregon State Highway 126. Public and firefighter safety remains the priority. Forest Service Road (FR) 19 and Terwilliger Hot Springs (also known as Cougar Hot Springs) are within the Terwilliger Area Closure. They remain closed due to unsafe conditions from gravity fall hazards, including rocks, debris and fire-weakened trees. The closure begins at the junction...

10/09/18 Klondike Fire Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:26
Klondike Fire West Zone The Klondike Fire is holding at 167,423 acres and the fire containment remains at 72%. While some fire resources head home other types of resources and crews are still arriving. Today we have 470 firefighters assigned to the Klondike Fire. Thank you to the communities for your ongoing support during fire suppression and suppression repair. Firefighters will continue to restore hand lines, dozer lines and other disturbed areas back to their natural state. Suppression repair work is in full swing and crews are making good progress. Northwest Team 12 is testing a new reporting tool referred to as the Suppression Repair tracking tool. Our Geographic Information System (GIS) team has been entering information on the status of repair work throughout the day and the system automatically updates every 5 minutes. As of 7:00am, Tuesday, October 9th, 38% of assessed repair work was completed on points such as drop points, heli-spots, heli-bases, and spike camps. The...

Riggs Fire & Lonely Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:05
10/05/18 UPDATE: Due to the scattered, soaking rain showers the area has received throughout the week, the Riggs and Lonely fires have experienced no growth since Monday. The possibility of additional rain and snow showers and high relative humidities in the short-term forecast will continue to thwart any fire growth and smoke production. Fire behavior was observed as minimal with some smoldering and creeping. There have been no injuries to firefighters or public reported at this time which achieves our first and highest goal in wildfire management.Smoke was very light over the last two days and will likely remain that way going forward. Communities in the area will not experience any visible smoke, but may smell smoke periodically. All visitor facilities, services, and businesses in surrounding communities are not impacted by the fire and remain open.The Riggs fire and the Lonely Fire are on lands administered by the Dixie National Forest, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Kanab Field...

10/08/18 Klondike SPANISH Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 13:29
Incendio Klondike. Zona Oeste Las lluvias recientes han contribuido a que las condiciones de caminos se presenten resbaladizas. Esto significa un peligro adicional para los bomberos y otras personas manejando en esas zonas. Los oficiales de Seguridad, estan analizando la situacion con el fin de reducir los riesgos presentes por el derrumbe de material, areas empinadas y resbaladizas y tambien el peligro en las condciones de caminos. Por favor, sea cauteloso cuando se encuentre manejando en las proximidades del Incendio o de caceria. Acerca de 400 bomberos se encuentran reparando lineas de fuego que fueron construidas para contener los 167,423 acres de fuego. Para seguridad personal, estos trabajadores siempre estan vestidos con camisa amarilla. En las carreteras estara movilizandose maquinaria pesada que se ha movilizado para ayudar en los esfuerzos de reparacion. Equipos tales como tanques plegables de agua, bombas de agua y mangueras estan siendo removidas con el uso de...

October 8, 2018 Update (Delta Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 13:27
The Delta and Hirz fire area is 100% contained. A control line is complete around the fire, and spot fire, which has stopped the fire’s spread. Potential fire behavior continues throughout the interior of Delta and Hirz fire. Crews will continue to patrol the fire area, monitor the fire’s perimeter, and mop up any hotspots that are near the constructed firelines. North winds are expected to increase this afternoon, with gusts up to 25 mph along the upper slopes and ridge tops which can cause hazard trees to fall. These are trees that have the potential to be uprooted or broken off by the wind. Warmer and drier conditions throughout the day will cause larger fuels, such as stumps and downed logs, to produce visible smoke as they continue to smolder. Throughout the Delta and Hirz fire area, suppression repair work continues to be conducted in close coordination with the Resource Advisors (READs). READs work to develop practical strategies and tactics to avoid, minimize, or...

10/08/17 Klondike Fire Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 11:33
Klondike Fire West Zone Recent rains have contributed to slippery conditions, creating additional safety hazards for firefighters and others traveling through the area. Analysis is used by safety officers in an effort to reduce risks posed by falling objects, slippery slopes, and hazardous road conditions. Please remember to be cautious when traveling or hunting in the vicinity of the fire. Over 400 firefighters are repairing fireline that was created to contain 167,423 acres of fire and they are wearing yellow for safety. Heavy equipment will be traveling on the roadways, as more resources are brought in to help with repair efforts. Helicopters are being used to remove equipment such as folding water tanks, pumps and fire hose. The operational focus has fully shifted to suppression repair. The repair work is being completed where fire suppression activities took place. These are areas where natural resources have been affected and may include but are not limited to, equipment...

Terwilliger Fire Update October 8, 2018 (Terwilliger Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 11:24
Southern Cascades Interagency Incident Management Team Incident Commander, Jerry Van Dyne Incident Commander Trainee, Eric Risdal October 8, 2018 - 9:00 A.M. Public Information Phone: (541) 822-8216 Available 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Special Announcements: The public is asked to respect the road and area closures for protection to themselves and firefighters. Please refrain from entering the closed areas. The Terwilliger Fire Area Closure implemented August 30th, 2018 by the Willamette National Forest remains in place. The Closure Area is being patrolled and enforced. It is entirely within Lane County Oregon and does not impact Oregon State Highway 126. Public and firefighter safety remains the priority. Forest Service Road (FR) 19 and Terwilliger Hot Springs (also known as Cougar Hot Springs) are within the Terwilliger Area Closure. They remain closed due to unsafe conditions from gravity fall hazards, including rocks, debris and fire-weakened trees. The closure begins at the...

Ryan and Silver Creek Fire Update 10/8/2018 (Ryan Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 08:52
Ryan and Silver Creek Fires October 8, 2018 - 8:00 a.m.National Incident Management OrganizationMike Quesinberry, Incident Commander Information Center: (307) 314-9408Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Crews Continue to Patrol Both the Ryan and Silver Creek Fires The Ryan and Silver Creek Fires have been managed by a National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) since September 29, 2018. NIMOs are not time-limited and can provide long-term management of incidents providing consistency for local communities. The Ryan and Silver Creek Fires are currently the priority incidents in the Rocky Mountain Region and the NIMO team is sharing resources between the fires as appropriate. This will be the final morning update from the Incident Fire Information Team. Future updates will be provided as needed by the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grassland. The NIMO team remains in command of both fires and a total of 6 engines, 2 helicopters, and...

New video highlights homeowner choices in protecting from wildfire

NFPA - Wildfire - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 08:19
Preparing a home and property to resist ignition from a wildfire can seem like an overwhelming task.  Where do you start?  What type of and how much vegetation do you remove?  Does it all have to go?  Who makes the decisions? 
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Pole Creek Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Sun, 10/07/2018 - 18:23
The Pole Creek fire was started by lightning on September 6. The fire is currently 68% contained. Most active fire behavior is located within control lines. Crews and equipment are beginning to work on suppression repair. Jerry McGowan's California Interagency Incident Management Team 1 is in

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