Wildland Fire

Creek Fire Update (Creek Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:44
Fire behavior has been minimal with fire creeping and smoldering in the duff layer. The fire received rain last

Summit Complex Fire Update (Summit Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:37
The McCormick and Douglas fires are smoldering and fire spread has stopped. The Willow Fire had minimal fire behavior, including backing, creeping and smoldering. Only the Bummers fire was experiencing moderate fire behavior over the last few days. Last night, the Summit Complex received ½ to 1 inch of rain. Our crews are monitoring and patrolling the fires. Please be cautious while driving in the

High Cascades Complex East Zone Update 9/21/17 (High Cascades Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:31
Summary: Keeping crews dry in light of weather conditions was the priority for the High Cascades Complex East Zone yesterday. Rain is expected to decrease dramatically over the next few days, allowing operations to re-engage the fire. Despite the weather, crews were able to complete one mile of road blading on the North Pelican Fire and remove 5,000 feet of hose and water pumps on the Blanket Fire. With the amount of rain and snow on the landscape, operational tactics will begin to focus on suppression rehabilitation efforts. Suppression rehab involves repairing constructed fire line, areas cleared of vegetation to control the fire, to minimize erosion and return the landscape to a more natural looking condition. Often, as with this fire, suppression repair work is done by firefighters even before the fire is contained. Rehab work also includes fixing fences, roads and drainage structures damaged during fire operations. Fire crews work closely with resource advisors from...

Operations Briefing for Thursday 9-21-17 (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:30
Thursday, September 21, 2017 operations briefing for the Umpqua North Complex. Great Basin IMT #3 Planning Operations Section Chief trainee Bill Panagopoulos talks about today's plan for suppression repair work across the fire complex. Link to video of Thursday's Operations Briefing for

Eagle Creek Fire - Morning Update 9/21/17 (Eagle Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:26
Morning UpdateEagle Creek FireSeptember 21, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.Fire Information: 541-392-1632 (8 a.m.-8 p.m.)eaglecreekfire2017@gmail.comApproximate Fire Size: 48,668 acresApproximate Fire Containment: 46%Summary:Cool and moist conditions continue to prevail across the fire, resulting in no measured growth over the past 24 hours. Fire behavior remains minimal. Most portions of the fire are in a smoldering state, though some open flame has been observed. Moisture can be slow to penetrate larger fuels (downed trees, snags, etc.), which may continue to burn for some time. Smoke can still be seen from portions of the fire. Crews remain in place to patrol and extinguish hot spots along the fire’s perimeter, while they work on soil stabilization projects.Flash flood watches for the fire area have expired, but many hazards remain. The Oregon Department of Transportation continues to assess public safety hazards along the I-84 corridor. The public is reminded to drive slowly through the fire...

Horse Creek Complex Update - September 21, 2017 (Horse Creek Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:20
Update for Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2017, 9 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 719-8371 Online: inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/3860 https//facebook.com/WillametteWildfires2017 Willamettewildfires2017@gmail.com Rebel Fire: 8,653 acres Horse Creek Complex: Olallie Lookout Fire, 1,572 acres; Roney Fire, 3,548 acres; Avenue Fire, 2,962 acres; Separation Fire, 17,747 acres; Nash Fire, 6,738 acres. Total all fires: 41,220 acres (The last infrared flight was conducted on 9/15. No change in acreage has been measured since 9/15.) Resources: Personnel, 449; Crews, 8; Helicopters, 2; Engines, 21; Dozers, 2; Water Tenders, 6. Weather: Widespread rain and snow continued to fall on Wednesday, bringing the total amount of precipitation over the fire area to 4-5 inches in the past four days. Scattered rain and snow showers were expected to continue into Wednesday night, with skies beginning to clear after midnight. Temperatures were forecast to drop into the upper 20s...

Rebel Fire/Horse Creek Complex Fires Update for Thursday, Sept. 21 (Rebel Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:19
Update for Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, 9 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 719-8371 Online: inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/3860 https//facebook.com/WillametteWildfires2017 Willamettewildfires2017@gmail.com Rebel Fire: 8,653 acres Horse Creek Complex: Olallie Lookout Fire, 1,572 acres; Roney Fire, 3,548 acres; Avenue Fire, 2,962 acres; Separation Fire, 17,747 acres; Nash Fire, 6,738 acres. Total all fires: 41,220 acres (The last infrared flight was conducted on 9/15. No change in acreage has been measured since 9/15.) Resources: Personnel, 449; Crews, 8; Helicopters, 2; Engines, 21; Dozers, 2; Water Tenders, 6. Weather: Widespread rain and snow continued to fall on Wednesday, bringing the total amount of precipitation over the fire area to 4-5 inches in the past four days. Scattered rain and snow showers were expected to continue into Wednesday night, with skies beginning to clear after midnight. Temperatures were forecast to drop into the upper 20s overnight. Scattered rain and snow...

Nash Fire/Horse Creek Complex Update for Thursday, Sept. 21 (Nash Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:08
Update for Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2017, 9 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 719-8371 Online: inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/3860 https//facebook.com/WillametteWildfires2017 Willamettewildfires2017@gmail.com Rebel Fire: 8,653 acres Horse Creek Complex: Olallie Lookout Fire, 1,572 acres; Roney Fire, 3,548 acres; Avenue Fire, 2,962 acres; Separation Fire, 17,747 acres; Nash Fire, 6,738 acres. Total all fires: 41,220 acres (The last infrared flight was conducted on 9/15. No change in acreage has been measured since 9/15.) Resources: Personnel, 449; Crews, 8; Helicopters, 2; Engines, 21; Dozers, 2; Water Tenders, 6. Weather: Widespread rain and snow continued to fall on Wednesday, bringing the total amount of precipitation over the fire area to 4-5 inches in the past four days. Scattered rain and snow showers were expected to continue into Wednesday night, with skies beginning to clear after midnight. Temperatures were forecast to drop into the upper 20s overnight. Scattered rain and snow...

Chetco Bar Air Quality Update (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:02
Smoke: Smoke should remain minimal throughout the day. Pockets of light smoke may be seen within the fire area, but no impacts to communities are expected. Rain showers should continue to clean out the air-shed before a drying trend comes back to the area starting Friday.Fire: Rain the last few days has slowed the fires down and allowed firefighters to aggressively fight the fires, however it was not enough rain to end the fire season. As temperatures rise and fuels dry out the fires should slowly pick up in a few locations.Other: With a large amount of firefighting equipment and fire personnel in the area use caution when driving near fire locations and

Umpqua North Complex Update September 21, 2017 (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:00
Umpqua North Complex Update September 21, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. Fire Information: 541-378-6944 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) Start Date: August 11, 2017Cause: Lightning Fuels: Timber, forest litter, grass & shrubs Acres: 43,139 (+364) Percent Contained: 50% Current Situation: Due to the recent storm that entered the region Tuesday afternoon, fire suppression efforts on the Umpqua North Fire Complex has now shifted to suppression repair, backhauling equipment and hoses from the fire line. The Umpqua North Fire Complex involves six separate wildfires located along 35 miles of the Highway 138 corridor and spread across 179,279 acres of the North Umpqua and Diamond Lake Ranger Districts. Fire acreage over the last few days has not changed from Monday’s 43,139 acres, since infrared over-flights have not been possible because of the passing storm. Transmission lines are being restored by Pacific Power, with one line still out of operation due to damage by the fire. Cultural and...

Moose Peak & West Fork Fires Daily Fact Sheet (Moose Peak Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:58
Fire Information Number: (406) 209-9961 Evacuation Information: (406) 293-6295 Location: West Fork Fire is 7 miles northwest of Libby, MT Size: 20,008 Cause: Lightning Containment: 60% Personnel: 282 Email: WestForkMoosePeakFires@gmail.com InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5592/ Location: Moose Peak Fire originated near Moose Peak in Sanders County, MT Size: 13,854 Cause: Lightning Containment: 70% Personnel: 254 Email: WestForkMoosePeakFires@gmail.com InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5583/ Visit Lincoln County Webpage www.lincolncountymt.us to sign-up for the County Code Red system. Public and firefighter safety continues to be our #1 priority. There will not be any further night patrols on either fire. Weather: Cloudy skies with scattered showers will dominate the general area this week. Today, temperatures are only expected to reach the high 40s with light south winds of 5 mph and minimum relative humidity (RH) around 65%. Snow fall is...

Helena and Fork Fires Update for September 21, 2017 (Helena - Fork Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:55
The Helena Fire continues to burn near Junction City and Weaverville, CA. The Fork Fire is located north of Monument Peak and southwest of East Fork Lakes in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Helena Fire – Size: 18,427 acres Cause: Human - under investigation Fork Fire – Size: 3,536 acres Cause: Lightning Helena-Fork Resources: Engines: 22 Crews: 16 Dozers: 8 Water Tenders: 8 Helicopters: 7 Total Personnel: 643 Containment- 65% Status: Join us to learn how Incident Management Teams support firefighters on large fires! A Public Camp Tour is planned for Friday, September 22, at 2pm. Please RSVP to the fire information line (530-628-0039 or helenafireinfo@gmail.com) if you plan to attend. Details to follow. Minimal activity was observed on the fire overnight. Despite yesterday’s precipitation, crews completed handline east of the residences on Canyon Creek Road and continued to improve lines along Conner Creek. They also continued work on repairing contingency and completed...

Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, September 21, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:54
Intermittent rain showers and lower temperatures contributed minimal fire activity on Wednesday. The combination of higher humidity and cooler temperatures kept fire behavior in the upper Pistol River, upper Winchuck River, and the Illinois River south of Deadman Bar to smoldering and creeping. Fire crews utilized this opportunity to conduct patrols identifying areas for mop up and continued fire suppression rehabilitation work.Chipping slash and equipment recovery continued as part of ongoing efforts to remediate containment lines for the upcoming fall rains. These operations along with the installation of water bars will help to properly direct runoff from rainstorms, preventing erosion and possible landslides.Light western winds combined with showers and smoldering fire activity has limited smoke impact for local communities. This as lead to substantially improved air quality and visibility throughout Southwest Oregon.Closures and Evacuations: On September 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm,...

IBEX FIRE TRAIL CLOSURES RESCINDED (Ibex Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:50
The lightning caused Ibex Fire is located in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District and outside of wilderness on the Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. The Ibex Fire remains estimated at approximately 17,256 acres. The Emergency Trail Closure associated with the Ibex Fire has been rescinded. The following trails or portions of trails previously closed are now open for public use: Forest Trail #4114 (East Mayfield Yankee Fork Trail), Forest Trail #4119 (Trapper Creek Trail), and Forest Trail #4147.1 (Challis Creek Trail). Public safety continues to be a priority for the Ibex Fire. Please be advised that some areas may contain hazards such as: ash and needles on the trail that can make the trail slippery, burned out stump holes that make the ground week and unstable, unstable dead trees, loose rocks and logs that have the potential to roll, and flash flooding and mud flows, especially in areas without vegetation. Take proper safety...

Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2017 introduced by a bipartisan effort in the US Senate

NFPA - Wildfire - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:48
Photo shared by Jeremy Oberstein Government Affairs Director, LAFD  Nine senators reintroduced a bipartisan bill on US Senate floor; “The Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2017.”  The nine bipartisan sponsors of the bill include
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Update - Lolo Peak Fire September 21, 2017 (Lolo Peak Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:44
Lolo Peak Fire Update Thursday, September 21, 2017; 8:30 AM Northern Rockies Incident Management Team Mike Almas, Incident Commander Fire origin: July 15, 2017, ten miles southwest of Lolo, MT. Fire Information: (406) 272-5433 Hours: 7am – 9pm Email: LoloPeakFire@gmail.com Websites: Inciweb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5375 Missoula County Sheriff: http://tinyurl.com/ya93jpuf Ravalli County: http://ravalli.us/557/Fire-Incident-Information Facebook: Bitterroot National Forest Facebook Page Lolo National Forest Facebook Page Weather: Cloudy with periods of rain and snow. Highs in the low 50s in the valleys, with 30s in the higher elevations. Variable light winds. Fire behavior will be minimal. Closures: Numerous road, trail, and area closures are in effect for portions of the Bitterroot, Lolo and Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. Specific area closure information is available on those forest websites and...

Jones and Kelsey Fire Update-September 21, 2017 (Kelsey Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:42
Jones Fire / Kelsey Fire 9/21/2017 - 8 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 937-5219 jonesfire2017@gmail.com Jones Fire - Size: 10,017· acres Containment: 75% Cause: Lightning Kelsey Fire - Size: 527 acres Containment: 15% Cause: Lightning The rain continued to fall in the Jones and Kelsey Fire areas yesterday creating hazardous conditions for firefighters. Since Monday some areas have received as much as 2-3 inches of precipitation. This has made for slippery, impassible roads, difficulty in hiking steep rocky terrain, and increased danger from fire weakened trees. Yesterday’s Activity - On the Jones Fire crews have transitioned from fire suppression to retrieval of equipment (hose, nozzles, pumps), and preparing for suppression repair activities. During breaks in heavy rainfall yesterday crews continued removing material cut during the preparation of contingency firelines and began chipping along roadsides on the west flank. Hot Shot crews scouted the...

Jones and Kelsey Fire Update-September 21, 2017 (Jones Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:37
Jones Fire / Kelsey Fire 9/21/2017 - 8 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 937-5219 jonesfire2017@gmail.com Jones Fire - Size: 10,017· acres Containment: 75% Cause: Lightning Kelsey Fire - Size: 527 acres Containment: 15% Cause: Lightning The rain continued to fall in the Jones and Kelsey Fire areas yesterday creating hazardous conditions for firefighters. Since Monday some areas have received as much as 2-3 inches of precipitation. This has made for slippery, impassible roads, difficulty in hiking steep rocky terrain, and increased danger from fire weakened trees. Yesterday’s Activity - On the Jones Fire crews have transitioned from fire suppression to retrieval of equipment (hose, nozzles, pumps), and preparing for suppression repair activities. During breaks in heavy rainfall yesterday crews continued removing material cut during the preparation of contingency firelines and began chipping along roadsides on the west flank. Hot Shot crews scouted the...

West Fork & Moose Peak Daily Fact Sheet 9/21/17 (West Fork Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:24
Fire Information Number: (406) 209-9961 Evacuation Information: (406) 293-6295 Location: West Fork Fire is 7 miles northwest of Libby, MT Size: 20,008 Cause: Lightning Containment: 60% Personnel: 282 Email: WestForkMoosePeakFires@gmail.com InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5592/ Location: Moose Peak Fire originated near Moose Peak in Sanders County, MT Size: 13,854 Cause: Lightning Containment: 70% Personnel: 254 Email: WestForkMoosePeakFires@gmail.com InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5583/ Visit Lincoln County Webpage www.lincolncountymt.us to sign-up for the County Code Red system. Public and firefighter safety continues to be our #1 priority. There will not be any further night patrols on either fire. Weather: Cloudy skies with scattered showers will dominate the general area this week. Today, temperatures are only expected to reach the high 40s with light south winds of 5 mph and minimum relative humidity (RH) around 65%. Snow fall is...

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