Wildland Fire

Kern River Ranger District Prescribed RX (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 12:23
PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN DRIVING THROUGH THESE AREAS fire fighter and public safety are our # 1 priority. Kernville, Ca….February 2019: Hazardous Fuels Reduction projects are scheduled this winter/spring on three mountaintops within the Kern River Ranger District on the Sequoia National Forest, as well as some lower elevation burning near communities around Isabella Lake.February 4th through February 8th, 2019, fire crews plan to burn approximately 150 piles, in the Greenhorn Mountains, if weather conditions and resources permit. Burning will take place along the Highway 155 corridor, from Greenhorn Summit to the Slick Rock area. The piles consist of slash from hazardous tree removal projects.Forest Service crews prep fire lines and cut ladder fuels to prepare for burning during winter months. Prep work is necessary to ensure the project work is accomplished safely and to provide control measures. These pile burns will reduce fuels on the forest floor and bring resiliency to the...

Prescribed Fire Projects February 1, 2019 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 11:21
Project Name: 2015 Fire Reforestation Site Prep Hand Piles • Planned Ignition date(s): 2/1/2019 • Legal Location: 30N, 12W, Sec 3, 34, 35 • Descriptive Location: Plummer Peak, Rd 30n31 and 31n48 • Type of burn: Hand Piles • Total Acreage: 25 Acres • Duration of Ignition and Smoke Production: Ignitions should take 1 day. Smoke production could be two to four days after ignitions are complete. • Estimated Direction of Smoke Travel: NW • Communities or Smoke Sensitive Areas: Hayfork is to the North and smoke may be visible from Hwy 3, the Hyampom Rd, and Hayfork.

Pile Burning on Williams Ranger District Recommencing (Kaibab NF South Zone Rx Fire Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 16:02
Williams, Ariz., Jan. 31, 2019—For Immediate Release. Fuels reduction efforts on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest will begin on Friday of this week and continue into next week as weather conditions permit. Machine piles on two separate timber sale units on the district have been evaluated and are suitable for ignition at this time. 383 acres of piles in the Wright Timber Sale area located north of Parks on the south side of Government Hill will be ignited Friday, and an additional 200 acres will begin on Monday of next week on the Shiner Timber Sale project located just southwest of Dogtown Lake along forest road 140. Fuels specialists will continue to assess conditions in the weeks ahead and plan to continue implementing prescribed fire activities as opportunities arise. Crews will use tactics to minimize smoke production and reduce the potential for impacts to the surrounding roadways and adjacent communities. During ignition operations, smoke will be...

Kaibab NF South Zone Rx Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 15:15
Fuels reduction efforts on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest will begin on Friday of this week and continue into next week as weather conditions permit. Machine piles on two separate timber sale units on the district have been evaluated and are suitable for ignition at this time. 383 acres of piles in the Wright Timber Sale area located north of Parks on the south side of Government Hill will be ignited Friday, and an additional 200 acres will begin on Monday of next week on the Shiner Timber Sale project located just southwest of Dogtown Lake along forest road 140. As winter weather conditions continue on the Kaibab National Forest, fire managers will look for additional opportunities to treat landscapes whenever appropriate.

Prescribed Fire Projects January 31, 2019 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:55
The Peak prescribed fire is taking place Thursday January 30, 2019, which includes 49 acres of burn piles located approximately 4 miles south of Hayfork. 26 acres of piles are also being burned today north of

Prescribed Fire Projects January 30, 2019 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:25
The Peak prescribed fire is taking place Tuesday January 30, 2019, which includes 20 acres of burn piles located approximately 4 miles south of Hayfork. 27 acres of piles are also being burned today north of Hyampom.

Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 13:26
See the 'Announcements' and 'News' Tabs for the latest information on planned prescribed burns. As temperatures drop and the first precipitation of the season arrives, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest is conducting its fall, winter and spring prescribed fire projects. “The 2018 fire season has provided significant firefighting challenges for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, our partners and cooperators. In order to meet future challenges in the most effective way possible, the forest will continue to use tools such as prescribed burning in our mission to reduce build-up of hazardous fuels, restore forest ecosystems and improve safety of communities within the wildland urban interface,” explained Forest Fire Management Officer Ben Newburn. Pre-planned prescribed fire projects may take place at specific locations across the forest from October through June 2019. Actual project ignition will depend upon local weather and fuel conditions. Planned projects include burn piles and...

South Fork Management Unit resumes pile burning to reduce hazardous fuels (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 13:24
The South Fork Management Unit of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest will resume prescribed burning several hundred acres of piles across the district in the next three weeks. The main goals of these projects are to reduce the severity of future wildfires and provide added protection for communities in the wildland urban interface. Actual project ignition will depend upon local weather and fuel conditions. Planned locations include the Sims Reforestation Site Prep and Roadside/Landline Buffer hand piles (10 miles north/northwest of Hyampom); 2015 Fires Reforestation site prep and plantation thinning hand piles in the vicinity of Barker Mountain (8 miles northeast of Hayfork) and Plummer Peak (4 miles south of Hayfork); Trinity Post-Fire Hazard Reduction hand piles (3 miles north of Hyampom); and Buck Fire Suppression Repair piles (15 miles south of Wildwood). “Winter is an ideal time to conduct these prescribed pile burn projects,” explained Prescribed Fire & Fuels...

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day “how to” video helps participants with application process for project funding awards

NFPA - Wildfire - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 09:00
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is only a few months away. If you know what project your community will engage in on May 4, now’s the time to apply for a funding award that can help offset the costs. Our newest video below can help walk you
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The Butte County “Camp Fire” – observations from the scene of California’s deadliest wildfire

NFPA - Wildfire - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 12:20
It was clear that the destroyed homes we saw were more flammable than the vegetation around them. On a tour of the devastation wrought by the Camp Fire in Butte County, my colleagues Ray Bizal and Tom Welle and I saw textbook cases of the impacts of
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