Wildland Fire

Caribou Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:16
Fire Information Line: 406-272-2082 · Estimated acres – No IR Location: Caribou Fire located 21 miles northwest of Eureka, MT Current Size: ·24,753 Total Acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 75% Personnel: 75 United States: ·21,992 Canada: ·2,761 Email: CaribouFire2017@gmail.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5539/ Location: Gibraltar Ridge Fire located seven miles east of Eureka, MT Current Size: ·12,938 Acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 40% Personnel: 3 Email: GibralterRidgeFire2017@gmail.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5474/ Location: Weasel Fire located 17 miles northeast of Eureka, MT Current Size: ·3,925 Acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 0% Personnel: 0 Email: GibralterRidgeFire2017@gmail.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5605/ Forest firefighters battled the Gibralter Ridge Fire and Caribou Fire for six weeks. Both conflagrations were lightning caused and grew to 12,938 acres and...

Science is changing the way we talk about the Home Ignition Zone

NFPA - Wildfire - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 09:34
This past year, the NFPA worked with curriculum developers and instructors to revise the Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire (HIZ) course. These revisions were based on scientific experiments and post fire evaluations that examined how
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Gibralter Ridge Post-Fire BAER Assessment Report Summary (Northern Region-2017 Post-Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:34
GIBRALTER RIDGE POST-FIRE BAER ASSESSMENT REPORT SUMMARY FS-2500-8 Burned-Area Report: Watershed Analysis, Condition, and Response The Gibralter Ridge Fire was ignited by lightning on August 7, 2017, and is located on the Kootenai National Forest (NF) and the Flathead NF, approximately 7 miles east of Eureka. As of October 9, 2017, the Gibralter Ridge Fire totaled 12,940 acres, with approximately 12,788 acres that burned on National Forest System (NFS) land. The Gibralter Ridge Fire area is dominated by mixed conifer forest interspersed with minor inclusions of shrublands, grasslands, and sparse alpine vegetation. Dominant species in the mixed conifer component are western larch and subalpine fir. The burned areas were assessed by a BAER team comprised of Forest Service scientists and specialists. The BAER team evaluated the burned watersheds to identify post-fire threats to critical BAER values, values that include human life and safety, property, and critical...

Alder (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:21
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District is conducting a prescribed burn within the Alder Burn Block of the Rim Lakes Forest Health Prescribed Burn area, on November 8 and 9. This burn is northwest of Woods Canyon Lake north of Forest Road 195, east of Forest Road 300, and south of Forest Road 169. The whole burn project will encompass about 1,400 acres.

Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Burn Notification (Klamath Prescribed Burning 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 14:47
Happy Camp / Oak Knoll Ranger District of the Klamath NF will implement the following prescribed burn project Monday , November 13th:• Project Name: Happy Oak District Piles – Elk Creek North • Agency contact: USFS/KNF/Happy Camp Chris Ware 530-598-4135• Legal Location: T16N R7E Sec 25 • Descriptive Location: East Fork Elk Creek • Type: Hand Piles• Total Acreage: 35 acres• Planned Ignition: Wednesday , November 13th • Duration: Ignition 2 days, Smoke Production 4 days• Estimated Direction of Smoke Travel: W/NW• Project Name: Fish Gulch Handpiles• Agency contact: USFS/KNF/Happy Camp Denice Edgar 530-465-1519• Legal Location: T47N R8W Sec 31• Descriptive Location: Fish Gulch, northwest of the mouth of Beaver Creek • Type: Handpiles• Total Acreage: 42 acres• Planned Ignition: Monday, November 13th • Duration: Ignition 1-3 days, Smoke Production 7-10 days• Estimated Direction of Smoke Travel: NE• Communities or Smoke Sensitive Areas: Klamath...

Little Springs Prescibed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 14:43
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District conducted a prescribed burn within the Little Springs Prescribed Burn area on October 16th. This burn was in the Forest Lakes area on the north side of Highway 260. The whole burn project encompasses about 1,900 acres.

Miller Complex (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 14:14
On August 14, a series of lightning storms moved through the area, igniting 25 wildfires. Today, more than 70 days and many firefighters later, the fire has received rain and snow, and fire behavior is reduced to smoldering. Hopefully, seasonal weather will prevail for the rest of autumn and into winter. The remaining mission of the current team is primarily equipment removal and suppression repair while keeping an eye on the fire. The information below will be updated periodically.

Favorable Conditions Forecasted Next Week, Firefighters Plan for Moquitch (KNF-GRCA North Zone Fire Rx 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:05
Fredonia, Ariz., Nov. 9, 2017 – For Immediate Release. U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service fire managers, working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, plan to initiate the Moquitch-3 prescribed burn unit as early as Tuesday if weather, resources, and fuel moisture conditions remain favorable to assuring firefighter and visitor safety, while still achieving the desired objectives outlined during the planning process. As anticipated conditions fall within prescriptive parameters over the weekend, firefighters will focus on treating approximately 2,000 acres on the east portion of the Moquitch-3 prescribed burn unit. Additional details are as follows: Fuels: The Moquitch 3 prescribed burn unit consists of vegetation that is predominantly ponderosa pine with scattered clumps of aspen and patches of New Mexico locust. Location: The unit is located about 6 miles south of Jacob Lake. Objectives: Reduce accumulations of hazardous fuels down to 5...

Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Burn Notification (Klamath Prescribed Burning 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:23
Happy Camp / Oak Knoll Ranger District of the Klamath NF will implement the following prescribed burn project Thursday, November 9th: Project Name: Happy Oak District Piles – Elk Creek North Agency contact: USFS/KNF/Happy Camp Chris Ware 530-598-4135 Legal Location: T16N R7E Sec 25 Descriptive Location: East Fork Elk Creek Type: Hand Piles Total Acreage: 35 acres Planned Ignition: Wednesday , November 8th Duration: Ignition 2 days, Smoke Production 4 days Estimated Direction of Smoke Travel: W/NW

Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Burn Notification (Klamath Prescribed Burning 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 16:33
Contingent upon weather conditions meeting burn plan prescriptions, the Happy Camp / Oak Knoll Ranger District of the Klamath NF will implement the following prescribed burn project Thursday, November 9th: Project Name: Happy Oak District Piles – Mount Ashland Units Agency contact: USFS/KNF/Happy Camp Denice Edgar 530-465-1519 Legal Location: T48N R1W Sec 20, 21, 28 T41S R1W Sec 1 Descriptive Location: FS Roads 48N28 and 40S15A Type: Machine Piles Total Acreage: 100 acres Planned Ignition: Thursday, November 9th Duration: Ignition 1 day, Smoke Production 10-14 days Estimated Direction of Smoke Travel: North Communities or Smoke Sensitive Areas: Smoke production will be minimal and should not affect any communities.

Scott River Burn Notification (Klamath Prescribed Burning 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 16:33
The Scott River Division of the Klamath NF is looking to implement the following prescribed burn project November 9th: Project Name: Salmon/ Scott District Piles – Tennessee Thin Agency contact: USFS/KNF/Scott River Legal Location: T45N R9W Section 28 Descriptive Location: Tennessee Gulch near Ridgetop Type: Hand Piles Total Acreage: 45 acres Planned Ignition: Thursday, November 9th Duration: Ignition and smoke production 1 days Estimated Direction of Smoke Travel: N

Piles Burned (Fall 2017 Prescribed Fires Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 15:50
On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, NPS firefighters burned 9 debris piles in the east end of the park. The piles were made from trees and other plant material removed to create Defensible Space around park structures. Defensible Space is created when the trees and other flammable vegetation are thinned back around structures to prevent the threat of fire to the structure. Information on how you can create defensible space for your home can be found at www.firewise.org.

Prescribed Burning Planned November 8 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2017-18 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:45
The following prescribed pile burns are planned for November 8 in the Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area:Old Man 5 acresSugarloaf 25 acresResponse Center 30 acresSki Island 10 acresPit Arm 2 acres And in the South Fork Management Unit: Sims 35 acres

Prepare today to apply for a Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Award!

NFPA - Wildfire - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 09:58
If you are thinking about what activities you and your family, friends, and neighbors would like to do to improve your wildfire preparedness capabilities, consider participating in next year’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 5,
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Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Burn Notification (Klamath Prescribed Burning 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 17:43
Contingent upon weather conditions meeting burn plan prescriptions, the Happy Camp / Oak Knoll Ranger District of the Klamath NF will implement the following prescribed burn project Wednesday, November 8th: Project Name: Happy Oak District Piles – Mount Ashland Unit (Beaver Meadow) Agency contact: USFS/KNF/Happy Camp Denice Edgar 530-465-1519 Legal Location: T48N R1W Sec 20 Descriptive Location: FS Road 48N28 Type: Machine Piles Total Acreage: 100 acres Planned Ignition: Wednesday, November 8th Duration: Ignition 1 day, Smoke Production 10-14 days Estimated Direction of Smoke Travel: North Communities or Smoke Sensitive Areas: No communities should be affected.

North Zone Fire Managers Continue Rx Fire Operations at North Rim of GCNP (KNF-GRCA North Zone Fire Rx 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:59
Fredonia, Ariz., Nov. 7, 2017 - For Immediate Release. National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service fire managers, working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, continued operations on both the North Rim Slopes and High Severity Edge prescribed fires last week. Updates on these prescribed burns are as follows: North Rim Slopes Rx: Fire managers treated an additional 175 acres last week within the North Rim Slopes Rx unit. Fire behavior is expected to periodically be visible from Arizona Highway 67 for several more days. Smoke may impact portions of Arizona Highway 67, but impacts are anticipated to be minimal.High Severity Edge Rx: Fire managers treated approximately 180 acres last week within the High Severity Edge Rx unit. Fire behavior continues to spread in fine fuels and large logs but growth rates are slow, and fire managers anticipate fire growth to be slow from this point forward unless conditions become warmer and dryer. Smoke impacts to both Point...

Prescribed Burning Planned November 7 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2017-18 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:33
Sims Reforestation Roadside Fuelbreak Buffer Prescribed pile burn planned for today, site is located approximately 10 miles north/northwest of Hyampom, 75 acres totalThe Shasta McCloud Management Unit is planning on burning their admin piles in the next two days at the Mount Shasta, McCloud, Ash Creek and Ah-Di-Na sites for a total of 4 acres. Smoke will be visible in Mt. Shasta City, McCloud and Hwy 89.

Salmon/Scott River District Burn Plans (Klamath Prescribed Burning 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:23
The Salmon River Division of the Klamath NF is looking to implement the following prescribed burn projects today November 7th- through Wednesday November 8th: Project Name: Salmon/ Scott District Piles – Music Creek Roadside Piles Agency contact: USFS/KNF/Salmon River Legal Location: T40N R10W Sec. 13-28 (100 acres) Descriptive Location: Music Creek Drainage Type: Hand Piles Total Acreage: 100 acres Planned Ignition: Tuesday through Wednesday, November 7th – 8th Duration: Ignition and smoke production 1 days Estimated Direction of Smoke Travel: South The Scott River Division of the Klamath NF is looking to implement the following prescribed burn project today: Project Name: Salmon/ Scott District Piles “Straddler” Agency contact: USFS/KNF/Scott River Legal Location: T45N R9W Sec.22 Descriptive Location: Ridgetop between Gunboot and west branch drainage. Type: Hand Piles Total Acreage: 26 acres Planned Ignition: Tuesday, November 7th Duration: Ignition and smoke...

Caribou Post-Fire BAER Assessment Report Summary (Northern Region-2017 Post-Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 20:43
CARIBOU POST-FIRE BAER ASSESSMENT REPORT SUMMARY FS-2500-8 Burned-Area Report: Watershed Analysis, Condition, and Response The Caribou Fire was ignited by lightning on August 11, 2017, and is located on the Kootenai National Forest (NF), approximately 21 miles northwest of Eureka, Montana. As of October 9, 2017, the Caribou Fire totaled 24,753 acres, with approximately 20,288 acres that burned on National Forest System (NFS) land, and also burned into Canada. The Caribou Fire area is dominated by mixed conifer forest with very minor inclusions of grasslands and shrublands. Dominant species in the mixed conifer component are western larch, subalpine fir, and Douglas-fir. The burned areas were assessed by a BAER team comprised of Forest Service scientists and specialists. The BAER team evaluated the burned watersheds to identify post-fire threats to critical BAER values, values that include human life and safety, property, and critical natural and cultural...

Pocket Fire (Central LNU Complex) (Sonoma County) Started 10/09/2017, updated 11/06/2017

State - California - CALFIRE - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 14:56
See the latest Incident Update for more information on this fire. Central LNU Complex Evacuation Map Resources: Sonoma County Fire Information Sonoma County Website CAL FIRE Structure Status Map Please note that damage assessment is still on-going. If a structure point does not appear on the map it may still have been impacted by the fires.

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