Wildland Fire

Ryan and SIlver Fire Update 10/06/2018 (Ryan Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 10/06/2018 - 09:31
Ryan and Silver Creek Fires October 6, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. National Incident Management Organization Mike Quesinberry, Incident Commander Information Center: (307) 314-9408 Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fire Crews Remain Alert as Cleanup Begins on 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, which provides 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. Ryan Fire Current Situation: Wetting rains continue to fall across the Ryan Fire minimizing fire activity, allowing the Forest Service to reduce closures on the north side of the fire around Noon yesterday. An updated closure map can be found on the fire’s...

Bald Mountain (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Sat, 10/06/2018 - 08:25
The Bald Mountain Fire started by lightning on August 24, 2018 in the Mount Nebo Wilderness just off the top of Bald Mountain. Due to a recent rain, a reduction in fire danger, and it being a natural ignition at just below 11,000’ in the wilderness, the decision was made to employ a monitor strategy. Over the course of the next 2-3 weeks, the fire only grew to about 20 acres. On the afternoon of September 12, the fire became very active due to low RH and high winds; fire quickly spread off the mountain and continued to actively burn. The first evacuations were Thursday, September 13th. That day a decision was made to order a Type 1 Incident Management Team, IMT. Currently the fire is being managed in conjunction with Pole Creek Fire by California Interagency Incident Managment Team 1 (McGowen)See the links on this inciweb site for videos of helicopter flights and daily operational briefings.See...

20181006 (Bald Mountain Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 10/06/2018 - 08:24
Bald Mountain Fire: The Bald Mountain fire is 100% contained. Suppression repair is the primary focus of activities on the Bald Mountain Fire. These activities seek to mitigate resource concerns caused by fire line construction and the use of roads to access the fire. As much as possible, fire and land managers want to restore the roads and areas where fire lines were constructed to pre-fire conditions. This work is specifically designed to minimize sediment delivery into streams and rivers and minimize gully and surface erosion. Approximately 38 miles of suppression repair have been completed, including 20 miles of dozer line and 10 miles of handline. Pole Creek Fire: Pole Creek Fire: No flame was observed after 2 days of wetting rain. Like the Bald Mountain fire, suppression repair continues over the fire area. As of yesterday 107.1 miles of repair were completed, including 69 miles of dozer line and 18.6 miles of hand line. Weather: The fire area received rain yesterday morning....

20181006 Update (Pole Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 10/06/2018 - 08:20
Bald Mountain Fire: The Bald Mountain fire is 100% contained. Suppression repair is the primary focus of activities on the Bald Mountain Fire. These activities seek to mitigate resource concerns caused by fire line construction and the use of roads to access the fire. As much as possible, fire and land managers want to restore the roads and areas where fire lines were constructed to pre-fire conditions. This work is specifically designed to minimize sediment delivery into streams and rivers and minimize gully and surface erosion. Approximately 38 miles of suppression repair have been completed, including 20 miles of dozer line and 10 miles of handline. Pole Creek Fire: Pole Creek Fire: No flame was observed after 2 days of wetting rain. Like the Bald Mountain fire, suppression repair continues over the fire area. As of yesterday 107.1 miles of repair were completed, including 69 miles of dozer line and 18.6 miles of hand line. Weather: The fire area received rain yesterday morning....

Lamoille Canyon Remains Temporally Closed Due to the Range 2 Fire (Range Two Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 21:24
Elko, NV., Oct. 5 2018 – The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Mountain City-Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge Ranger District reminds the public that all areas, roads, and trails in Lamoille Canyon are still temporally closed due to the Range 2 Fire. Fire crews continue working on hot spots within the perimeter of the fire as portions of it are still active. The fire has received some precipitation in the last several days slowing fire spread. “Public and firefighter safety is our number one concern,” said District Ranger Josh Nicholes. “Wildfires dramatically changes landscape and ground conditions.” Nicholes added that one of the District’s biggest concerns is the risk of floods and slides from significant rain storms. Normally, vegetation absorbs rainfall, reducing runoff. However, wildfires leave the ground charred, barren, and unable to absorb water, creating conditions ripe for flash flooding and mudflow. These floodwaters typically transport surface debris such as...

Carr Fire Watershed Emergency Response Team Report available (Shasta-Trinity NF Post-Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 19:10
The Carr Fire Watershed Emergency Response Team (WERT) Report, dated 9/27/18, is now available on the CalFire site. Please go to the following link: Carr Fire Watershed Emergency Response Team

Rogue River-Siskiyou Order No. 06-10-22-18-61 Emergency Area Closure Lifted (Natchez Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 17:57
The RRSNF's Area Closure Order (Natchez Fire Emergency Area Closure (Forest Order No. 06-10-22-18-61) is lifted, effective immediately. Thank you for your patience and continued support during our fire suppression

Updated Ryan Fire Area Closure - October 5, 2018 (Ryan Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 17:23
The Ryan Fire Area Closure has been modified to reflect the changing conditions of the fire. This Closure Order went into effect on September 30, 2018 and remains in effect until rescinded. All roads and trails defining the closure area as well as those within the closure area are

10/05/2018 Klondike SPANISH Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 17:11
Incendio Klondike. Zona Oeste.Las prediciones meteorologicas nos dicen que habra una precipitacion acerca de un cuarto a media pulgada de lluvia a travez del dia de hoy, aunado a bajas temperaturas, vientos fuertes y una disminucion en la presencia de nubes. Se esperan rezagos de lluvias ligeras para el dia Sabado temprano por la manana. El dia de ayer, el equipo de rehabilitacion de emergencia para areas incendiadas (BAER) del incendio Klondike, se reunio con agencias y organizaciones de cooperacion a fin de dar a saber el alcance del trabajo que estan realizando en el area. El equipo BAER, evaluara las cuencas afectadas por el fuego con el proposito de identificar peligros inminentes para la vida de las personas y seguridad en general, asi como tambien el reconocimiento de propiedades en estado critico incluyendo recursos naturales y culturales. Lo mas pronto posible daran sus recomendaciones acerca de como mitigar la presencia de estos peligros. La sesion informativa fue muy bien...

McLeod Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 17:00
The McLeod Fire was first reported on August 11, 2018 during a dry lightning storm that started 20 new fires across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Within 24 hours of initial attack on the new fire starts the majority of the fires were fully mopped up and in patrol status. The command of what would ultimately become two fires became the responsibility of the incident management team in place. The McLeod Fire was initially four fires (Panther, Isabella, Sunrise West, and McLeod) that have now merged to be known as the McLeod Fire. The fire is currently being managed along with the Crescent Mountain Fire by Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest's Type 4 Incident Management Team. Updates, maps, and closures for the Mcleod Fire will be posted here each morning. For more photos of the fires, daily operational videos, and additional information, please visit the Crescent Mountain Inciweb page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6093/

Final Fire Update - October 4, 2018 (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 16:44
Crescent: Approximately 21 miles west of TwispMcLeod: Approximately 8 miles north of MazamaApproximate AcreageCrescent: 52,609 acresMcLeod: 24,411 acresTotal acreage: 77,020ContainmentCrescent: 86%McLeod: 91%Reported Date (Cause)Crescent: July 29, lightningMcLeod: August 11, lightningCrescent Mountain and McLeod Fire Methow Ranger District Incident Commander Dan Robbins reports that: “Fire personnel have repaired the vast majority of the dozer and hand lines on both the McLeod and Crescent Mountain Fires. We are able to focus more and more on grading the forest roads in order to repair the washboards and damage caused by firefighting operations.” The closure area and trail closures for the McLeod and Crescent Fire have been reduced due to the seasonal weather changes and continued progress of repair operations. See maps: Crescent Mountain Fire Closure MapMcLeod Fire Closure Area Map Heavy equipment will continue to do the important road repair work in the remaining closure area....

Closure 04-19-377 (Bald Mountain Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 14:51
Please see attached closure

Miles Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 14:49
A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team working on the Umpqua and Rogue River- Siskiyou National Forests has completed their assessment of the South Umpqua Complex fires, including the Miles, Columbus, and Snowshoe fires. Part of the assessment includes a map showing “soil burn severity” to the wildfires to help land managers determine the potential risks of floods, soil erosion, and debris flows. A team of soil scientists, hydrologists, engineers and others use this map to pinpoint treatments to reduce risks to critical Forest Service infrastructure, safety of the public, and natural and cultural resources. The soil burn severity mapping indicates that the majority of the acres burned in the South Umpqua Complex Fires burned at low soil burn severity. Of the 53,936 acres burned at the time of the assessment, only 2 percent is estimated as being high severity; 22 percent is considered moderate; 72 percent low, and 4 percent is very low or unburned. Now that the assessment...

04-19-377 (Pole Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 14:48
Please see attached closure

BAER Team Delivers Assessments of South Umpqua Complex Fires (Miles Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 14:40
A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team working on the Umpqua and Rogue River- Siskiyou National Forests has completed their assessment of the South Umpqua Complex fires, including the Miles, Columbus, and Snowshoe fires. Part of the assessment includes a map showing “soil burn severity” to the wildfires to help land managers determine the potential risks of floods, soil erosion, and debris flows. A team of soil scientists, hydrologists, engineers and others use this map to pinpoint treatments to reduce risks to critical Forest Service infrastructure, safety of the public, and natural and cultural resources. The soil burn severity mapping indicates that the majority of the acres burned in the South Umpqua Complex Fires burned at low soil burn severity. Of the 53,936 acres burned at the time of the assessment, only 2 percent is estimated as being high severity; 22 percent is considered moderate; 72 percent low, and 4 percent is very low or unburned. Now that the...

Alder Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 14:14
A lightning-caused wildfire was discovered burning five miles north of Camp Nelson in the Western Divide Ranger District, Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest. The Alder Fire had grown to ½ acre by Thursday afternoon, and is burning in an area that is not accessible on foot. Due to excessive cloud cover, aircraft were unable to reach the fire to estimate size, evaluate burning conditions, or drop water Friday morning. The fire is located north of Alder Creek, burning in a heavy timber stand with heavy fuels on the ground. There are multiple snags (standing dead trees) near the fire which creates a safety concern for fire personnel. Cool and moist weather conditions are slowing the fires spread, but warm dry weather is expected along with gusty winds. Fire officials are most concerned about the fire spreading southward, where it would move closer to the communities of Doyle Springs and Sequoia Crest. “A lot of preparation work was accomplished to protect those...

Lightning-caused fire north of Camp Nelson (Alder Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 14:11
SPRINGVILLE, Calif. – A lightning-caused wildfire was discovered burning five miles north of Camp Nelson in the Western Divide Ranger District, Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest. The Alder Fire had grown to ½ acre by Thursday afternoon, and is burning in an area that is not accessible on foot. Due to excessive cloud cover, aircraft were unable to reach the fire to estimate size, evaluate burning conditions, or drop water Friday morning. The fire is located north of Alder Creek, burning in a heavy timber stand with heavy fuels on the ground. There are multiple snags (standing dead trees) near the fire which creates a safety concern for fire personnel. Cool and moist weather conditions are slowing the fires spread, but warm dry weather is expected along with gusty winds. Fire officials are most concerned about the fire spreading southward, where it would move closer to the communities of Doyle Springs and Sequoia Crest. “A lot of preparation work was...

Final Press Release for the Riggs & Lonely Fires (Riggs Fire & Lonely Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 13:00
As a result of 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. In Bryce Canyon National Park, the nightly road closure to Rainbow Point at the Farview Point gate that had been in place from 6:00 pm to...

Fire Information Update 10/5/2018 (Bacon Rind Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:08
Update: Cold and wet weather has reached the Bacon Rind fire. October 4th and 5th .80 inches of rain, followed by 1 in. of snow fell over the fire area. However, isolated smokes remain visible in the interior of the fire perimeter. Weather: The extended forecast calls for much cooler temperatures accompanied by rain and snow over the fire area. If warm dry weather returns to the fire area, isolated pockets of heat could up their smoke production but fire activity is expected to remain low. Local fire resources will continue to monitor conditions daily. Planned Actions: On October 3rd local resources assumed command of the Bacon Rind fire and will continue to monitor the fire and weather conditions affecting fire behavior. October 5th will be the last operational period for crews assigned to the Bacon Rind Fire. Crews will spend the day working on rehabilitation projects and removing remaining signage. Electronic reader boards along Highway 191 will remain in place to let drivers...

Delta Fire Update for Friday October 5, 2018 (Delta Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:00
The cool and moist conditions today will keep the fire behavior to a minimum throughout the Delta and Hirz Fires. However with warmer and dryer conditions this weekend, larger fuels such as stumps and downed logs may produce visible smoke as they continue to be consumed. A combination of dozer line and handline has been constructed along the perimeter of the Delta Spot fire. Crews will continue to patrol the fire area, monitor the fire’s perimeter, continue to mop up any hotspots that are near the previously constructed firelines and engage in suppression repair. Out of the 688 miles of roads used for fire operations, rehabilitation and repair work has been completed on 488 miles, leaving only 200 miles to go. Crews will continue to engage in areas where it is safe to do so. Throughout the Delta and Hirz fire areas, suppression repair work is being conducted in close coordination with the Resource Advisors (READs) to minimize cultural and natural resource damage. A US Forest...

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