Wildland Fire

Air Quality - August 20, 2018 (Cougar Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 15:58
Fire - Red Flag warning today and tonight due to low relative humidity and gusty east-northeast winds. Winds will increase today after inversion lift. This should aid in clearing heavy, pooled smoke in the lower valleys and provide good visibility for air operations. The combination of gusty winds and dry conditions will also lead to more active fire behavior today. Smoke - Increasing winds today from a recent cold front passage. Winds will clear out much of the smoke in the forecast area but there will still be lingering smoke throughout the day. More active fire behavior on local fires could produce more smoke in communities closest to the fires. Smoke will settle back into the valleys in the evening but not as thick as yesterday. Overall air quality will improve for all forecast areas today and tomorrow. Other - An "Air Quality Alert" has been posted for the forecast area. Unhealthy air will be common in all forecast areas. Under these air quality conditions, children,...

8-21-2018 Rattlesnake Creek Fire Community Meeting (Rattlesnake Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 15:42
August 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm MDT, 5:30 pm PDT New Meadows High School 500 N. Miller Ave, New Meadows, Idaho The meeting will be live streamed and a recording posted to https://www.facebook.com/rattlesnakecreekfire

Watson Creek Fire Daily Update 8-20-2018 (Watson Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 14:41
Northwest Incident Management Team 6 Shawn Sheldon, Incident Commander Shane Theall, Deputy IC Watson Creek Fire Update Monday, August 20, 2018 As firefighters work in challenging terrain on the Watson Creek Fire, favorable wind conditions assisted firefighting efforts on Sunday night. Last night’s infrared flight over the fire shows it has grown to 25,788 acres. On the northwest side of the fire near Forest Road 29, commonly known as Government Harvey Road, crews have been holding and improving the line while also addressing hazardous snags in the area. Near Slide Lake and Withers Lake, the fire is holding. Fire spread is in the direction of McComb Butte near Forest Road 33. Crews will be scouting to strategize modes of attack. On the southwestern edge of the fire, dozer lines are still holding. The temperature today in the fire area will be in the 70s with relative humidity at 20-30%. Winds are forecasted to be out of the north to northeast most of the day...

Mill Creek 1 (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 13:55
Date of Detection: August 16, 2018 Current Size: 1,500 acres Location: Mill Creek North of Hoopa California, Hoopa Indian Reservation Legal Description: Latitude: 41ᵒ 8’ 24” Longitude: 123ᵒ 39’ 36” Cause: Arson Containment: 5% Resources on Fire: There are currently 272 personnel on this incident CREWS TYPE 1 HELICOPTERS (HEAVY) TYPE 2 HELICOPTERS (MEDIUM) TYPE 3 HELICOPTERS (LIGHT) ENGINES DOZERS 4 0 1 0 8 2 Great Basin Team 6 assumed command of the Mill Creek 1 Fire today August 20, 2018. There will be a Community Meeting on August 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. (location to be determined). The location, once chosen, will be posted on the Hoopa Valley Facebook Page FIRE UPDATE – Great Basin Team 6 assumed command of the Mill Creek 1 Fire today, August 20, 2018 at 6:00 a.m., led by Incident Commander Brook Chadwick. The Incident Management Team is comprised of individuals from several agencies working within the Great Basin (Idaho, Nevada,...

Whale Butte Fire Update 8-20-18 (Whale Butte Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 13:49
Fire Information Line: 406-578-8256 Email: GlacierFlatheadFireInfo@gmail.com Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6142/ Flathead NationaFacebook: www.facebook.com/discovertheflathead Twitter: @FlatheadNF Whale Butte Fire Location of Origin: Northwest of Polebridge, MT, in the Flathead National Forest. Start date: August 12, 2018 Size: 251 acres Percent Contained: 0% Cause: Lightning Whale Butte Fire August 20, 2018 Whale Butte Fire – This lightning caused fire was also ignited on August 11 and is located in the Flathead National Forest. The fire was active yesterday burning on all perimeters. Yesterday’s fire behavior consisted of isolated torching in the late afternoon, combined with slow continuous backing through surface fuels around the entire fire perimeter. The northwest portion of the fire perimeter remains the most active as it continued to back down the lower one-third of the northern aspect toward Whale Creek throughout...

Coal Ridge Fire Update 8-20-18 (Coal Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 13:41
Coal Ridge Fire Location of Origin: 10 miles west of Polebridge, MT, in the Flathead National Forest. Start date: August 12, 2018 Size: 280 acres Percent Contained: 2% Cause: Lightning/Natural Fire Information Line: 406-578-8256 Email: GlacierFlatheadFireInfo@gmail.com Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6142/ Flathead NationaFacebook: www.facebook.com/discovertheflathead Twitter: @FlatheadNF Coal Ridge Fire August 20, 2018 Fire Summaries: Coal Ridge Fire – The fire continues to actively smolder around the circumference of the fire area. There is potential for the fire to continue to smolder and creep through areas of pine, with little movement observed over the last three days. The fire is being carried primarily through dead and down fuels. Firefighters will continue to create fuel breaks between the fire and populated areas along the North Fork Road and the Polebridge community. The fire is expected to continue burning along the...

Rampike Fire Fact Sheet 8/20/18 (Rampike Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 13:27
Rampike Fire Fact Sheet 08/20/2018 0900 am Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kootenainf/ https://www.facebook.com/USFSIPNF/ Location: 16 miles northwest of Trout Creek, MT Size: 2,000 acres Personnel: 45 Containment: 0% Incident Command: Shawn Pearson, Idaho Panhandle National Forests, Type 3 Incident Management Current Status: The Rampike Fire was detected on 7/31/2018 on the Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. Caused by a lightning strike, the Rampike Fire is burning 1.5 miles east of Shoshone Creek and on a ridge between Clinton Creek and Rampike Creek. On Tuesday, August 14, the Rampike Fire crossed the state line at Bottle Point and is now burning on approximately 100 acres of the Kootenai National Forest, Cabinet Ranger District. Crews on the Kootenai National Forest have wrapped two structures, the Gem Peak...

Paola Ridge Fire Update 8-20-18 (Paola Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 13:26
Fire Information Line: 406-578-8256 Email: GlacierFlatheadFireInfo@gmail.com Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6140/ Flathead National Forest Facebook: www.facebook.com/discovertheflathead Twitter: @FlatheadNF Location of Origin: 2 miles northwest of Essex, MT, in the Flathead National Forest Start date: August 11, 2018 Size: 364 acres Percent Contained: 0% Cause: Lightning Paola Ridge Fire August 20, 2018 The Paola Ridge Fire burning in the Flathead National Forest saw increased fire activity yesterday on the southeast flank due to gusty, high winds. Today crews will work with heavy equipment to complete construction of the fuel break on the north end of the fire for protection of structures and the railway system and infrastructure. As the fire continues to back down the ridge, one engine and two Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) water-filled tank cars are available if the fire reaches line construction. The BNSF firefighting tank cars hold...

2018-08-20-Spanish-Update-CrescentMTN (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 13:25
Actualización del incendio Crescent Mountain 20 de agosto de 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Reunión comunitaria: Methow Valley Community Center, en Twisp, martes 21 de agosto a las 6:30 p.m. Incendio Crescent Mountain: 23,764 acres; 34 por ciento de contención ● Personal: 454 ● Punto de origen: Aproximadamente 21 millas al oeste del pueblo Twisp ● Fecha de inicio: 29 de julio de 2018 ● Causa del incendio: rayo Incendio McLeod: 13,451 acres; cinco por ciento de contención ● Personal: 408 ● Punto de origen: Aproximadamente ocho millas al norte de Mazama ● Fecha de inicio: 11 de agosto de 2018 ● Causa del incendio: rayo Incendio Holman: 110 acres, sin contención · Punto de origen: Holman Peak · Fecha de inicio: 17 de agosto de 2018 · Causa: desconocida Actividad actual: Incendio Crescent Mountain: los bomberos continuaron en su lugar y monitoreando a lo largo del río Twisp entre Poplar Flat y Slate Lake. El fuego continúa desplazándose...

2018-08-20-Spanish-Update-CrescentMTN (McLeod Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 13:19
Actualización del incendio Crescent Mountain 20 de agosto de 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Reunión comunitaria: Methow Valley Community Center, en Twisp, martes 21 de agosto a las 6:30 p.m. Incendio Crescent Mountain: 23,764 acres; 34 por ciento de contención ● Personal: 454 ● Punto de origen: Aproximadamente 21 millas al oeste del pueblo Twisp ● Fecha de inicio: 29 de julio de 2018 ● Causa del incendio: rayo Incendio McLeod: 13,451 acres; cinco por ciento de contención ● Personal: 408 ● Punto de origen: Aproximadamente ocho millas al norte de Mazama ● Fecha de inicio: 11 de agosto de 2018 ● Causa del incendio: rayo Incendio Holman: 110 acres, sin contención · Punto de origen: Holman Peak · Fecha de inicio: 17 de agosto de 2018 · Causa: desconocida Actividad actual: Incendio Crescent Mountain: los bomberos continuaron en su lugar y monitoreando a lo largo del río Twisp entre Poplar Flat y Slate Lake. El fuego continúa desplazándose...

Howe Ridge Fire Update 8-20-18 (Howe Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 13:18
Recorded Fire Information: 406-888-7077 Glacier National Park Information: www.nps.gov/glac 406-888-7800 Media/Fire Information: 406-578-8256 Email: GlacierFlatheadFireInfo@gmail.com Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6135/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlacierNPS/ Twitter: @GlacierNPS Location of Origin: Northwest of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, Approximately 9 miles from West Glacier, MT Start date: August 11, 2018 Size: 7,835 acres Percent Contained: 0 Cause: Lightning Howe Ridge Fire August 20, 2018 A weather system in the area will continue to produce erratic winds, impacting fire behavior though Monday. The weather system is predicted to bring slightly cooler temperatures and possible showers and thunderstorms, but the frontal passage will increase winds and cause shifts in wind direction. However, cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity will benefit fire suppression efforts. With the use of heavy equipment such...

Kootenai NF Rampike Closure (Rampike Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 13:00
KOOTENAI NATIONAL FOREST 31374 US Hwy 2 Libby, MT 59923 Forest Supervisor's Order CLOSURE ORDER AREA, ROAD, TRAIL, AND LOOKOUT RESTRICTIONS For public safety, the National Forest System Lands, roads, trails, and lookouts in the vicinity of the Ram pike Fire are closed to public use and travel due to current fire activity. Pursuant to 36 Code of Federal Regulations 261.50 (a) and (b) the following acts are prohibited on all National Forest System lands administered by the Kootenai National Forest in Sanders County, Montana as depicted on the attached map as Exhibit A, and hereby incorporated into the order. These restrictions are in addition to those enumerated in Subpart A, Part 261, Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations and become effective at time of signing and will remain in effect until rescinded. 36 CFR 261.52 - Fire. When provided by an order, the following are prohibited: Going into or being upon an area. [36 CFR 261.52(e)] 36 CFR 261.53 - Special Closures....

Horns Mountain Fire Update August 20, 2018 (Horns Mountain Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:56
Horns Mountain Fire Update August 20, 2018 10 am Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 9 (NWIIMT9), Brian Goff, Incident Commander Fire Information: 505-302-5008 (GoogleVoice) or 218-244-2843 Email: HornsMountainInfo2018@gmail.com InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6138 Northeast Washington Fire Information https://www.facebook.com/newfireinfo/ NWCC Public Information Blog www.nwccinfo.blogspot.com NORTHPORT, WA – The Horns Mountain Fire is approximately 2,413 acres. Of those acres, 1,998 are in Washington and 415 in British Columbia. The fire is being managed under unified command between British Columbia Wildfire Services (BCWS) and Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 9 (NW9). There are 434 personnel assigned to the fire, which includes those working with aircraft, engines, dozers, water tenders and various additional heavy equipment. This is a busy fire season. In the United States 27,407 firefighters and support staff are...

Grand County EMS Lifts Evacuation Order (Silver Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:37
As of 1 p.m., Monday, August 20th, the evacuation of the Old Park and Gore Lakes communities has been lifted. Only residents are allowed to return to their homes but still remain on PRE-EVACUATION until further notice. Please do not attempt to line up early as that will create too much traffic on 134. You must be ready to leave at a moment’s notice should the Sheriff have to order another evacuation. An informational packet will be handed out on 134 upon re-entry containing more details.Latigo Ranch is still under evacuation.Please note the following information about the re-entry: -DO NOT call 911 unless you have a medical emergency. -Only residents or their immediate family helping with the re-entry will be allowed back into the area at this time. You will be required to check-in with deputies and will need identification with you.-RV’s, trailers, boats and other large vehicles that have been stored elsewhere are not allowed back until later in the week as the status of the fire...

8/20 Revised Closure--CDNST OPEN (Trail 467 Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:33
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREST SERVICE HELENA-LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST LINCOLN RANGER DISTRICT – LINCOLN, MONTANA FOREST ORDER National Forest System Trail Closure Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and Title 36 CFR 261.50 (a) and (b), the following orders and restrictions regarding the trails in the vicinity of the Trail 467 Fire on the Lincoln Ranger District, Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest are hereby enacted: PROHIBITION: Being on the trail. [36 CFR 261.55 (a)] PURPOSE: This order prohibits entry onto National Forest System Lands and includes all methods of travel (foot, mechanized, motorized and stock) on Forest Service roads, trails and the area described below and depicted on the attached map (Attachment A). This closure is for public safety due to wildland fire suppression operations associated with the Trail 467 Fire. TRAIL CLOSURE DESCRIPTION: The Helmville-Gould Trail is closed from the junction with Trail #487 on the west to the...

August 21 Community Meeting in Happy Camp, CA (Natchez Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:30
Community Meeting Natchez Fire Information & Update Tuesday, August 21, 2018 6:00 p.m. Happy Camp Grange 64501 2nd Street, Happy Camp, CA For further Natchez Fire information, please visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5948/

Stone Fire Evacuation and Road Closure Update, August 20, 2018 (Stone Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:30
STONE FIRE UPDATE: 8/20/18 @ 10:00 AM. EVACUATION ORDERS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR COUNTY ROAD 214 AND COUNTY ROAD 215. MANDATORY EVACUATIONS & ROAD CLOSURES ARE STILL IN EFFECT FOR COUNTY ROAD 84 & COUNTY ROAD 85.HWY 299 IS OPEN TO PILOTED TRAFFIC CONTROL. HWY 139 NORTH AND SOUTH IS OPEN AND CAN BE USED AS AN ALTERNATE ROUTE TO COUNTY ROAD 91 BACK TO HWY 299.PLEASE DRIVE SAFELY THROUGH FIRE ZONES AS SMOKE MAY LIMIT

Kiwah Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:22
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS… The lightning caused Kiwah Fire, was detected at approximately 5:30 p.m. on July 17, 2018. Fire managers estimate size at 15,437 acres. The fire is burning in a mixed conifer forest on the Middle Fork Ranger District and is being allowed to play, as nearly as possible, its natural ecological role in the environment while providing for firefighter and public safety. The fire is located in steep, inaccessible terrain northwest of Indian Creek Guard Station within the Indian Creek drainage in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Yesterday, fire activity was minimal on all sides of the fire, with no significant growth. Fire managers continue to monitor progress on the east side of the fire by lookouts. The potential for the fire to continue to grow remains, as there are many burning areas within the fire perimeter. There are two closures associated with the Kiwah Fire....

Sheep Creek Fire Update August 20, 2018 9 a.m. (Sheep Creek Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:20
Fire Update 9 a.m. The Sheep Creek fire is 40,000 acres and 10 percent contained. It is burning in sagebrush and grass in steep rugged and rocky terrain, approximately 15 miles north of Battle Mountain, Nevada. Weather and Fire Behavior: Hot, dry weather and gusty winds remain in the forecast with winds 15 mph out of the west and temperatures in the low to mid 90’s. A fuels and fire behavior advisory for the Northern Great Basin anticipates significant carryover of fine fuels from the 2017 season, that could result in extreme fire behavior with the possibility of rapid rates of spread and spotting up to a 0.5 mile. Yesterday’s Activities: Fire activity was moderate to extreme, with active surface spread to the north and west toward Rock Creek. Dozers worked to construct containment lines and provided structure protection at local ranches. The fire is being held on the north east side by 2017 Rooster Comb fire scar. The community of Battle Mountain continued to see smoke on the...

KIWAH FIRE UPDATE AUGUST 20, 2018 (Kiwah Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:17
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS… The Central Idaho Dispatch Zone is at EXTREME Fire Danger. The lightning caused Kiwah Fire, was detected at approximately 5:30 p.m. on July 17, 2018. Fire managers estimate size at 15,437 acres. The fire is burning in a mixed conifer forest on the Middle Fork Ranger District and is being allowed to play, as nearly as possible, its natural ecological role in the environment while providing for firefighter and public safety. The fire is located in steep, inaccessible terrain northwest of Indian Creek Guard Station within the Indian Creek drainage in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Yesterday, fire activity was minimal on all sides of the fire, with no significant growth. Fire managers continue to monitor progress on the east side of the fire by lookouts. The potential for the fire to continue to grow remains, as there are many burning areas within the fire...

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