Wildland Fire

BLM AFS, U.S. Army Monitoring Fire in DTA West (Oregon Lakes Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 19:00
FAIRBANKS, Alaska – BLM Alaska Fire Service and U.S. Army Alaska are keeping an eye on the Oregon Lakes Impact Area Fire (#077) that grew to 4,000 acres due to warm weather over the past two days. The fire is mostly confined to an area burned in 2013, burning in grass and downed trees, according to BLM AFS personnel that flew over the fire around midday today. The fire’s head is moving in a northerly direction, but the fire had experienced moderate growth in all directions. The fire was putting up quite a bit of smoke that drifted into Delta Junction. A high pressure system will hang over the area today and tomorrow until a weather front is forecasted to slowly move in the area from the southwest Thursday evening, according to the National Weather Service. If the forecast pans out, the area could see rain or even snow. Winds are predicted to stay relatively light as the weather front moves in. The BLM AFS Military Fire Management Zone is working with U.S. Army Alaska Garrison...

Deer Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 18:48
The Deer Unit is located northeast of Sumpter, Oregon. Up to 1,500 acres is planned for prescribed burning this season. Residents of Sumpter may notice some smoke in the area.On May 1, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest fire crews successfully burned approximately 100 acres of the Deer

April 28 to May 4 (Payette NF Prescribed Fire, 2019 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:10
Thursday, April 25th the Council district began ignitions in the Weasel project. Burning began in the Cottonwood Corral unit, located approximately 12 miles NW of Council between Summit Creek and Cottonwood Creek and just east of Cottonwood Corrals. To date 370 acres have been burned. With favorable conditions forecast, the district plans to burn an additional 5,000 acres between Friday May 3 and Sunday May 5th. The area of focus is the Harrington unit, 14 miles northwest of Council, between Weasel Gulch and Lafferty Campground.The Krassel District plans to burn 100 acres of the Fourmile project, directly adjacent to the Reed Ranch Airstrip, on Friday, May 3. They also plan to burn 600 to 1,000 acres in the Bald Hill Project located 7 miles west of Yellow Pine. This burn would utilize a helicopter for ignitions and is proposed to take place Sunday May 5th. The New Meadows Ranger District Plans to burn several hundred acres of the Warm Springs project from May 1 through May 5. This...

Fourmile and Bald Hill RX (Payette NF Prescribed Fire, 2019 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 14:53
The Krassel District plans to burn 100 acres of the Fourmile project, directly adjacent to the Reed Ranch Airstrip, on Friday, May 3. They also plan to burn 600 to 1,000 acres in the Bald Hill Project located 7 miles west of Yellow Pine. This burn would utilize a helicopter for ignitions and is proposed to take place Sunday May

Warm Springs RX (Payette NF Prescribed Fire, 2019 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 14:13
The New Meadows Ranger District Plans to burn several hundred acres of the Warm Springs RX from May 1 through May 5. This burn will be to reinforce containment lines in preparation for larger scale burning in the upcoming weeks. The Warm Springs unit is 4 miles northeast of

Talking about wildfires and public health

NFPA - Wildfire - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 12:30
As part of a panel talking about wildfires and public health, I had a great opportunity to talk to health and safety professionals on behalf of NFPA about wildfire and how we can use techniques that have emerged from public health and related social
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Prescribed Fire Project May 1, 2019 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 12:28
The Blue Rock Prescribed Fire Project is planned for May 1, 2019 - it includes 41 acres of understory burn adjacent to Blue Rock road, approximately four miles north of

Making a Wildfire Safety Plan for Youth

NFPA - Wildfire - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 05:00
According to an NFPA® report on youth and wildfire preparedness, only 21% of students interviewed in wildfire prone regions have a family preparedness plan for when they are home alone.  Even more amazing is that only 10% had evacuation
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Thomas Mountain Rx (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 18:59
Crews are continuing to hold, monitor and staff the project. No new ignitions will occur in spring or summer 2019, but prescribed fire already on the ground may continue to consume ground litter, such as duff, leaves and needles, and may continue to send smoke into the air from time to time. 500 acres have been treated so far. This broadcast prescribed burn project is within a 1,074-acre unit on Thomas Mountain, south of Garner Valley, which is southeast of Idyllwild. The goal is to accomplish burning between 30 and 70 percent of the unit. The project is part of a larger effort to create defensible space between neighborhoods and wildland areas and perform ecological restoration in the San Jacinto Mountains.

Blue Ridge Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 15:14
The U.S. Forest Service’s Arapaho National Forest is applying prescribed fire in the area known as “Blue Ridge” south of Hot Sulphur Springs and southwest of Granby, Colo. Implementing prescribed fire is the next step in the Blue Ridge Salvage and Fuels Reduction Project, an on-going effort to reduce the risk of wildfire to communities and improve forest health conditions in Grand County. Burning could take place in the fall and spring, and fire managers hope to start with a few small units (about 500 acres total), in the area between Big Meadows and Cottonwood Pass. Blue Ridge is part of the Wildland-Urban Interface formed by the towns of Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs and the Fraser Valley. Improving conditions in this area is a key component of the Hot Sulphur, Fraser and Grand County Community Wildfire Protection Plans.Learn more about prescribed fire at: https://smokeybear.com/en/about-wildland-fire/benefits-of-fire/prescribed-fires

Prescribed burn project will resume near Cottonwood Pass (Blue Ridge Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 15:10
GRANBY, Colo. – The U.S. Forest Service’s Arapaho National Forest is planning to continue the Blue Ridge prescribed fire project this spring in the area south of Hot Sulphur Springs and southwest of Granby as soon as conditions allow, as early as the week of May 6. Last fall crews completed burning on 150 acres in the area. This spring they are looking to burn up to 300 acres over multiple days in the same area, between Big Meadows and Cottonwood Pass, using existing snowpack to help with containment. Implementing prescribed fire is the next step in the Blue Ridge Salvage and Fuels Reduction Project, an on-going effort to reduce the risk of wildfire to communities and improve forest health conditions in Grand County. The Blue Ridge area is part of the Wildland-Urban Interface formed by the towns of Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs and the Fraser Valley. Improving conditions in this area is a key component of the Hot Sulphur, Fraser and Grand County Community Wildfire Protection...

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NFPA - Wildfire - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 07:30
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