Wildland Fire

Prescribed burns planned for next week (Coconino NF 2018 Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 13:40
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., March 29, 2018, For Immediate Release —Coconino National Forest fire managers plan to burn excess fuels near Mountainaire and Lake Mary during next week as weather allows. The Howard Burn Project encompasses approximately 800 acres and is located just southeast of Mountainaire (35°04'31.6"N, 111°39'35.0"W). Within this broadcast burn area there are also slash piles which will burn and may smoke for several days within the prescription area. Fire managers are planning to use Forest Roads 235, 235A, 235J and local topography as area boundaries. The project is scheduled after 9 a.m. on Tuesday or Wednesday (April 3-4) and should be completed the same day. If all of the prescription criteria is correct to burn the Lake Mary Burn Project, it encompasses up to 1,200 acres and is located approximately one mile south of Lower Lake Mary (35°04'14.4"N, 111°32'11.0"W). This broadcast burn area and large fuel sources may smoke for several days within the prescription...

Texas A&M Forest Service receives U.S. Military conservation partnership award

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:30

The National Military Fish & Wildlife Association has awarded Texas A&M Forest Service the 2018 Natural Resources Conservation Management Conservation Partnership Award. 

Critical fire weather conditions present over Western Texas today

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:30

Critical and elevated wildfire conditions will be present over portions of Western Texas and the Panhandle beginning Wednesday and continuing through the weekend. The areas of concern include Amarillo, Lubbock and Childress. 

Spring 2018 Prescribed Fires (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 08:46
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is planning approximately 1200 acres of prescribed fire in the Spring of 2018 as part of our continuing natural resources management as well as hazardous fuels reduction programs.

Spring rains slow down prescribed fires. (Spring 2018 Prescribed Fires Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 08:34
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore fire staff have completed four of the springs eight prescribed burns. A cool rainy weather pattern is settling in, meaning the reminder of the burns may not be completed for some time. Firefighters from Indiana Dunes and the US Forest Service's Great Lakes Wildland Fire Module completed the West Beach and Woodlake Dunes Savannah prescribed fires on March 15th and 16th. On the 23rd, staff successfully burned 16 acres around the Douglas Center for Environmental Education in the Miller neighborhood in Gary. Monday, March 26 had NPS firefighters working with the Ogden Dunes Volunteer Fire Department to conduct a hazard fuels reduction burn on the southwest side of the town of Ogden Dunes. The Tolleston Unit 9 fire area has a history of wildfires that have directly threatened homes and property in Ogden Dunes multiple times. Prescribed fire reduces the threat from those wildfires, making them easier to control.For more information on fire in the National...

Partial Closure of Santa Cruz Island (Santa Cruz Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 19:19
A closure to public access is in place for the entire isthmus area of Santa Cruz Island. This western edge of the closure extends from the landing pier at Prisoners Harbor 220 degrees in a southwest direction to Willows Anchorage on the south side of the island. The eastern boundary is the Montañon Ridge. For safety reasons, day visitor access to East Santa Cruz Island is closed for Thursday, March 29. There are currently 69 campers on the island who are restricted to travel in Scorpion Valley, and Cavern Point and Potato Harbor trails. Trail closures are in place at the road to Smuggler’s Cove, Oil Well, and Upper Scorpion Canyon.

Santa Cruz Island Fire Held Today at 250 Acres (Santa Cruz Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 18:42
Ventura, CA — Forward progress has been made today on the Santa Cruz Fire with air tanker assistance holding the blaze to 250 acres. There is no estimate of containment of the fire at this time. Santa Barbara County and Los Padres National Forest sent out two crews of firefighters to Santa Cruz Island this morning for a total of nearly 50 on the ground battling the blaze. Tomorrow, additional support is expected, with two crews of 10 each arriving from Sequoia and Sierra National Forests. Hotshot crews have also been dispatched from the southwest area. There are no reported structures at risk at this time and no injuries. Fire weather conditions have improved, with lighter winds today expected to extend through Saturday. “Fire is not new to Santa Cruz Island,” said The Nature Conservancy’s California Islands Program Director Eamon O’Byrne. “We have learned over time that the island ecosystem is resilient and we are so appreciative of the hard work of the fire crews in...

Island Packers Trips to Santa Cruz Island (Santa Cruz Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 15:42
Island Packers has cancelled all public trips to Santa Cruz Island for today, including Prisoners Harbor and Scorpion Valley

Santa Cruz (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 15:28
Ventura, CA —Four tankers are battling a fire that broke yesterday afternoon at about 2:30 pm on Santa Cruz Island. The fire, driven by moderately strong winds, has grown from 20 to 100 acres in just three hours. The fire escaped from a prescribed small burn pile fire that had been set earlier this week. It started near the main ranch on The Nature Conservancy

Dart Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 11:51
Spring marks the beginning of the forest’s prescribed burn season, during which professional firefighters plan to burn up to 3,307 acres between March 1st and May 31, 2018, on the Ironton and Athens Ranger Districts. Dart Prescribed BurnSize: Approximately 145 acresLocation: Washington County, Lawrence and independence Townships, in the vicinity of Felter Road.Closures/Restrictions: NoneWhy we Burn: Fire helps maintain healthy oak forests, according to scientists who study native plants, birds and other wildlife. That’s why the Wayne National Forest uses fire as a tool to restore southern Ohio forests. Fire rejuvenates the forest. It increases nutrient availability, favors some plants over others, and can remove some leaf litter and smaller trees and brush. This lets more sunlight into the forest floor, which is important for oak trees, the dominant tree in Ohio forests, and many sun-loving plants. Prescribed fires are performed under specific weather conditions and are designed...

Bolivian Run Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 11:36
Spring marks the beginning of the forest’s prescribed burn season, during which professional firefighters plan to burn up to 3,307 acres between March 1st and May 31, 2018, on the Ironton and Athens Ranger Districts. Bolivian Prescribed BurnSize: Approximately 117 acresLocation: Washington County, Lawrence Township, in the vicinity of County Road 9.Closures/Restrictions: NoneWhy we Burn: Fire helps maintain healthy oak forests, according to scientists who study native plants, birds and other wildlife. That’s why the Wayne National Forest uses fire as a tool to restore southern Ohio forests. Fire rejuvenates the forest. It increases nutrient availability, favors some plants over others, and can remove some leaf litter and smaller trees and brush. This lets more sunlight into the forest floor, which is important for oak trees, the dominant tree in Ohio forests, and many sun-loving plants. Prescribed fires are performed under specific weather conditions and are designed to mimic fire...

Upper Bailey Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 11:25
Spring marks the beginning of the forest’s prescribed burn season, during which professional firefighters plan to burn up to 3,307 acres between March 1st and May 31, 2018, on the Ironton and Athens Ranger Districts. Upper Bailey Prescribed BurnSize: Approximately 709 acresLocation: Athens County, Buchtel and Chauncey Townships, in the vicinity of Utah Ridge Road.Closures/Restrictions: NoneWhy we Burn: Fire helps maintain healthy oak forests, according to scientists who study native plants, birds and other wildlife. That’s why the Wayne National Forest uses fire as a tool to restore southern Ohio forests. Fire rejuvenates the forest. It increases nutrient availability, favors some plants over others, and can remove some leaf litter and smaller trees and brush. This lets more sunlight into the forest floor, which is important for oak trees, the dominant tree in Ohio forests, and many sun-loving plants. Prescribed fires are performed under specific weather conditions and are...

Gore-Greendale Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 11:25
Spring marks the beginning of the forest’s prescribed burn season, during which professional firefighters plan to burn up to 3,307 acres between March 1st and May 31, 2018, on the Ironton and Athens Ranger Districts. Gore-Greendale Prescribed BurnSize: Approximately 311 acresLocation: Hocking County, Mayville Township, in the vicinity of Gore-Greendale Road.Closures/Restrictions: NoneWhy we Burn: Fire helps maintain healthy oak forests, according to scientists who study native plants, birds and other wildlife. That’s why the Wayne National Forest uses fire as a tool to restore southern Ohio forests. Fire rejuvenates the forest. It increases nutrient availability, favors some plants over others, and can remove some leaf litter and smaller trees and brush. This lets more sunlight into the forest floor, which is important for oak trees, the dominant tree in Ohio forests, and many sun-loving plants. Prescribed fires are performed under specific weather conditions and are designed to...

Pine Creek Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 11:23
Spring marks the beginning of the forest’s prescribed burn season, during which professional firefighters plan to burn up to 3,307 acres between March 1st and May 31, 2018, on the Ironton and Athens Ranger Districts. Pine Creek Prescribed BurnSize: Approximately 528 acresLocation: Lawrence County, Decatur Township, in the vicinity of Howard Ridge Road.Closures/Restrictions: NoneWhy we Burn: Fire helps maintain healthy oak forests, according to scientists who study native plants, birds and other wildlife. That’s why the Wayne National Forest uses fire as a tool to restore southern Ohio forests. Fire rejuvenates the forest. It increases nutrient availability, favors some plants over others, and can remove some leaf litter and smaller trees and brush. This lets more sunlight into the forest floor, which is important for oak trees, the dominant tree in Ohio forests, and many sun-loving plants. Prescribed fires are performed under specific weather conditions and are designed to mimic...

Mill Creek Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 11:23
As the snow melts, the West Zone of the Payette plans to implement small scale prescribed fire beginning 3/29/18 and continuing into next week if the weather and fuels conditions are favorable. Tomorrows burn is 10 acres of broadcast in the Mill Creek area outside of Council. The West Zone plans to continue with ground ignitions in Mill Creek between Shingle Flat and the Forest boundary early next week, weather and fuels permitting. Prescribed fire is an important component of natural resource management and part of the comprehensive fire management program on the Payette National Forest. It is intended to create fire-adapted communities, reduce risk to firefighters responding to wildland fires, improve the ability to manage wildland fires, restore or enhance wildlife habitat, improve forest and grassland resiliency, increase seral tree species, improve water carrying capacity in our soils and recycle nutrients. Fire is the greatest change agent in our forest and grassland systems....

Bluegrass Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 11:22
Spring marks the beginning of the forest’s prescribed burn season, during which professional firefighters plan to burn up to 3,307 acres between March 1st and May 31, 2018, on the Ironton and Athens Ranger Districts. Bluegrass Prescribed BurnSize: Approximately 1,267 acresLocation: Lawrence County, Aid Township, in the vicinity of County Road 19.Closures/Restrictions: NoneWhy we Burn: Fire helps maintain healthy oak forests, according to scientists who study native plants, birds and other wildlife. That’s why the Wayne National Forest uses fire as a tool to restore southern Ohio forests. Fire rejuvenates the forest. It increases nutrient availability, favors some plants over others, and can remove some leaf litter and smaller trees and brush. This lets more sunlight into the forest floor, which is important for oak trees, the dominant tree in Ohio forests, and many sun-loving plants. Prescribed fires are performed under specific weather conditions and are designed to mimic fire...

Dart Prescribed Burn Completed (Dart Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 11:16
The Wayne National Forest completed a 140 acre prescribed burn on the Athens Ranger District Marietta Unit on March 26th in Washington County near Newport, Ohio. Approximately 30 firefighters were assigned to the burn. While most of the firefighters were from the Wayne National Forest, other firefighters included an engine crew from the U.S. Forest Service - Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan and eight Job Corps firefighters from Kentucky. The Wayne National Forest is planning additional prescribed burns through May, including the Bolivian Prescribed Burn in Washington

Road openings (Mill Creek Prescribed Fire Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 11:05
In preparation for prescribed fire activity, the Council district of the Payette National Forest plans to plow open forest system roads from Highway 95 to the East Fork of the Weiser River. These include FS roads 172, 183 and

Mill Creek RX (Payette NF Prescribed Fire 2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 10:27
As the snow melts, the West Zone is looking at implementing some small scale prescribed fire tomorrow and continuing next week if the weather holds and fuel conditions are favorable. Tomorrow’s burn will be a 10 ac. broadcast burn in the Mill Creek area just outside of Council. The West Zone plans to continue with ground ignitions in Mill Creek between Shingle Flat and the Forest boundary early next week, weather and fuel conditions permitting.

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