Wildland Fire

Information for the Bear Creek, Beehive, and Gramm Communities - 6/19 @ 9am (Badger Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:27
Evacuations have been lifted and homeowners in the Bear Creek and Beehive communities are allowed back into their residences.Access to the Gramm community is still restricted due to fire operations in the area and continued public safety concerns. Gramm homeowners may contact Nick Collard, Special Uses Administrator, for specific information (307-745-2317).

Hooper Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:25
The Hooper Fire was reported at approximately 8:45 last night, June 18, 2018. The Hooper fire is located on the Old Kern Canyon Road, just west of Bodfish, and on the south side of the road. At first report the fire had a moderate rate of spread. Firefighters were able to suppress a spot fire off the main fire, early on, and the total acreage was held at 11.6 acres. The fire is burning in grass with oak over-story, with 2-3 foot flame lengths (on initial attack), burning at the bottom 1/3 of a slope, with a moderate spread potential.No structures were threatened. Forest Service and Kern County resources responded, and were assisted by California Highway Patrol (CHP). CHP closed the Old Kern Canyon Road and it is still closed this morning (June 19, 2018), due to fire activity, firefighters and equipment on the road. Residents and visitors are requested to stay out of the fire area. The main road, Highway 178 remains open and clear for commuters.The fire was contained last night (June...

June 19 Smoke Outlook (Trail Mountain Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:21
Smoke Outlook attached as pdf

Gila National Forest Moving to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions (Buzzard Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:20
The Gila National Forest is rescinding the order for Stage 2 Fire Restrictions and moving to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions effective immediately. In addition, Fire Danger has been modified down to Very High from Extreme. Campfire and smoking restrictions will be re-implemented on the Gila National Forest in order to protect public health and reduce preventable human-caused fires. “Some rain has fallen on the 3.3 million acres that comprise the Gila National Forest, and for the most part forest visitors have been diligent with the campfire safety and taking care not to spark a human-caused fire,” states Adam Mendonca, Forest Supervisor, “but we feel it’s critical to continue with precautions to reduce the potential for any additional fire starts during this period of drought and high fire

Wyoming state highways reopen following closure due to Badger Creek Fire (Badger Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:18
Wyoming state highways reopen following closure due to Badger Creek FireWYO 230 and WYO 10 from Woods Landing to the Colorado state line have reopened to all traffic following the Badger Creek Fire. The opening is effective at 9 a.m. today (6/19). Colorado 127 from the three-way intersection with Colorado 125 to Wyoming is also back open. A press release is attached.Both roads were closed due to the fire. Drivers should still use caution in the area due to the ongoing presence of firefighting personnel, residents returning to their homes, and lingering

Trail Mountain Fire Morning Update 6.19 (Trail Mountain Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 09:50
Trail Mountain Fire Morning Update Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Contact Fire Information Email: 2018_UTMTF_TrailMountain@firenet.gov Phone: 435.840.1560 Start Date: June 4, 2018 Size: 14,429 acres Percent Contained: 43% Helicopters: 6 Engines: 23 Crews: 15 Total Personnel: 589 Summary: Yesterday on the Trail Mountain Fire, crews worked diligently toward securing and encompassing the fire’s edge. Fire containment is now 43%. Firefighters will continue to use natural breaks in terrain and vegetation as well as direct and indirect fireline to increase containment. Burning operations will continue on the west and northwest side of the fire to prevent growth by removing receptive vegetation. Winds coming from the northwest are expected to be less turbulent over the next two days, and temperatures will continue to come down, while relative humidity increases. As fire containment grows, crews will also begin remediation work. Some of this work includes removing hazard trees,...

June 19, 2018 - Fire Update (416 Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 09:00
Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team - Todd Pechota, Incident Commander Information Center: 970-403-5326 Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Website for 416 Fire: https://www.inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5822 Email: 2018_cosjf_416@firenet.gov June 19, 2018 (8 a.m.) Weather: Warm and dry conditions continue today with temperatures in the upper 70s. Minimum relative humidity will fall to the low teens by this afternoon. Southwest winds will shift to the northeast late this evening as a weather disturbance moves eastward through Colorado. Winds will be between 2 and 12 mph throughout the day, and there may be occasional gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon and evening. The Haines Index has returned to 6. (The Haines Index measures the potential for dry, unstable air to contribute to the development of fire.) As the week progresses, conditions will continue to move back toward critical fire weather. The combination of rising temperatures, decreasing relative humidity,...

Badger Creek Fire Update - June 19 (Badger Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:34
Badger Creek Fire Update June 19, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team BlackShane Greer, Incident Commander Information Center: (307) 745-2378Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Road Closure and Evacuation Orders Lifted Public Meeting: There will be a public meeting for the Badger Creek Fire on Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. Fire officials and cooperators will provide updates about the current status of the fire and respond to questions and concerns from the audience. The meeting will be held at the Albany County Fairgrounds (2934-2994 S 3rd St, Laramie, WY 82070). Current Situation: The Badger Creek Fire remains 20,090 acres. Containment of the fire has increased to 88 percent. On Monday, firefighters continued to work on sections of uncontained fire line. Engines and crews patrolled the contained sections of the fire perimeter and communities within the fire area. Fire managers worked with utility providers to restore power and gas service to residences that lost...

Badger Creek Fire Public Meeting - June 19 (Badger Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:00
Public Meeting Announcement - Tuesday A public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. Fire officials will provide updates about the ongoing suppression efforts and respond to questions and concerns from the audience. The meeting will be held at the Albany County Fairgrounds (2934-2994 S 3rd St, Laramie, WY 82070).

June 18, 2018 Evening Update (416 Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:27
June 18, 2018 (8 p.m.) Weather: Tonight’s temperatures will be between 47 and 52 and winds will remain calm. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny and clear, with temperatures 76-79 for the highs and 47-53 for the lows. Minimum relative humidity will be 15-20%, with a maximum of 30-35%. Winds will be from the southwest at 8-12 mph with gusts to 25 mph. A warming, drying trend will continue through the week with relative humidity values moving into the lower teens by Thursday. Isolated, dry thunderstorms may return on Thursday and Friday. Current Situation: Tonight, six engines will patrol and monitor the fire perimeter. Fire behavior was limited today with minimal to no growth. As heat returns and fuels quickly dry out, some smoke will likely be visible as fuels smolder in already burned areas, and some fuels could kindle with flame. Activity tends to increase soonest on exposed areas such as ridge tops. It will take significant amounts of rain over time to completely cool the 416 Fire. ...

Burro Fire Update for June 18, 2018 (Burro Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:26
Current Situation: The heavy rain that fell over the Burro Fire area, just over an inch, is expected to continue to moderate the fires activity for the next few days. However, the large sized fuels that have been sustaining this fire need exposure to moisture for a long period of time before their ability to continue to burn is reduced. Multiple rains events over an extended period of time are needed to alleviate the likelihood that these heavy fuels will burn. The rains had a limited impact on dirt roads in the fire area, but did limit the use of heavy equipment for fire line improvement. Hands crews were able to resume work shortly after the rain. Weather: Conditions are expected to be warm and dry today and continue that way throughout most of this week. Highs Tuesday in the fire area will be between 74-77 with light winds. Closures and Public Safety: US Highway 550 between Durango and Silverton opened Sunday at 8 A.M. Highway 145 to Rico and over Lizard Head Pass remains...

Additional public input sought on cause of Badger Creek Fire (Badger Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:15
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests & Thunder Basin National Grassland2468 Jackson StreetLaramie, WY 82070307-745-2300www.fs.usda.gov/mbrNews ReleaseMedia Contact: Aaron Voos307-745-2323atvoos@fs.fed.usAdditional public input sought on cause of Badger Creek Fire (LARAMIE, Wyo.) June 10, 2018 – The Badger Creek Fire began on the afternoon of Sunday, June 10, 2018. The U.S. Forest Service has been actively investigating the cause of the fire. Wildland fire investigators have located the origin area of the Badger Creek Fire, and preliminary investigation indicates that the fire was human-caused. The fire remains under investigation. Law enforcement officers from the U.S. Forest Service have received information from the public through the anonymous tip line; however, additional information is needed to assist with the ongoing investigation. If you have information on activity occurring in the area near Mountain Home Off-Highway Vehicle Trails north of Forest Road 501 and south of...

Flood damage assessments continue in parts of the Chequamegon-Nicolet Nati (Chequamegon Flood 2018 Flood)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:40
PARK FALLS, Wis. (June 18, 2018) – Parts of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest have experienced flooding due to the recent heavy rains. Closed roads include portions of US Highway 2 near Ashland, which leads to the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. The NGLVC is closed until further notice. Road and trail damage is heaviest on the southern end of the Washburn Ranger District and on the northwest part of Great Divide Ranger District. Damage assessment teams are on the ground now. We will continue to provide the public with updates regarding the status of roads, trails, and campgrounds through news releases and social media posts. Visitors are urged to stay cautious. Do not drive through water. When in doubt, turn around. Stay alert and drive with caution. Do not go around barricades. The latest road closure information and other updates, including reports from the Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center (EOC), is available online, here: http://511wi.gov (Twitter @511WI) and...

Chequamegon Flood 2018 (Flood)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:30
Flood damage assessments continue in parts of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Parts of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest have experienced flooding due to the recent heavy rains. Closed roads include portions of US Highway 2 near Ashland, which leads to the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. The NGLVC is closed until further notice. Road and trail damage is heaviest on the southern end of the Washburn Ranger District and on the northwest part of Great Divide Ranger District. Damage assessment teams are on the ground now. We will continue to provide the public with updates regarding the status of roads, trails, and campgrounds through news releases and social media posts. For more information, visit the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/CNNF or call the GreatDivide Ranger District at 715-634-4821 or Washburn Ranger District at

Hazardous Fuels Projects Change the Course (Badger Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:04
The fire preparedness work homeowners do on their property can greatly reduce impacts from wildfires, create safer environments for responding firefighters, and save structures. Creating defensible space involves clearing or reducing vegetation, debris, and other combustible materials near buildings in order to slow the spread of an approaching fire. Read a related success story of how work by the U.S. Forest Service and adjacent landowners in the Mountain Home and Wold Tract communities in southeastern Wyoming affected the Badger Creek Fire and reduced the loss of homes during the

Upper Mailbox (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:01
Lightning-caused wildfire burning on BLM lands northwest of Norwood, CO. Current size is 474 acres with 35% containment. Fire is being managed by the Southern Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team.

Lion Point (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:23
Sierra National Forest’s Shuteye lookout tower verified a report of a smoke from the public on Monday afternoon June 11, 2018 in the area of Lion Point, in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, managed by the Sierra National Forest. Aircraft was used for a reconnaissance flight to verify the smoke and pinpoint the fire location. Reconnaissance confirmed the smoke finding a 20’ x 20’ fire burning in timber on the upper 1/3 of the western facing slope, east of Stairway Creek between Lion Point and Granite Stairway, in the Ansel Adams Wilderness at an elevation of 8,300 feet. This fire is approximately 10 miles west of Mammoth Lakes, CA and 32 miles east of North Fork. The fire has low to moderate potential to spread to between 600-800 acres on the Sierra National Forest and 1,200-1,400 acres on the Inyo National Forest before burning into lighter fuels. This lightning caused fire started approximately two weeks ago. Forest managers are determining the feasibility to manage this fire for...

Upper Colony (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:08
Lyon County, NV - The Upper Colony Fire began at 11:44 a.m. on June 17, 2018 north of Highway 208 in Lyon County, 15 miles southwest of Yerington, NV. Command of the fire was transferred to Fraser's Sierra Front Incident Management Team 2 on June 18, at 6 a.m. The fire is currently 1,180 acres, 5 percent contained, structures threatened but none lost and no injuries have occurred. Voluntary evacuations are still in effect along with a road closure for Upper Colony Road between Day and Wedertz Lanes. The cause of the Colony Fire is still under investigation. Power is currently being restored back to those affected. The evacuation center is currently closed. However, if needed, large animals may be sheltered at Dressler Park in Yerington,

Drying Trend Poses Risk (San Antonio Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:54
Although the much needed rain aided the firefighting efforts, it was short lived as a drying trend is predicted for the next week. With an increase in temperature and lowering of humidity, roads and vegetation are drying, which may contribute to higher fire activity. Yesterday’s reconnaissance flight indicated multiple spot fires on the northwest perimeter of the fire. Fire fighters will continue work today strengthening hand line on the steep and rocky southwestern perimeter of the fire. Majority of fire fighter’s efforts will be focused on construction of hand and dozer line on the northwest side of the fire. Although containment of the fire is a high priority, the safety of 201 fire personnel is essential. Hazards include snags, fallen trees, steep and rugged terrain, and travel to and from the fire. Objectives: Firefighter and public safety; containment of the fire while protecting values at risk. Restrictions: The Valle Grande entrance station and bookstore will remain...

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