Wildland Fire

New Contact Information for the Little Camas Fire (Little Camas Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 08:42
As of Friday, July 13, 2018, following are the contact phone numbers for the Little Camas Fire:General Fire Information: Janet Pearce, DNR (360) 902-1122 -work (360)688-3047-cell Road and Trail Closures: Deborah Kelly

Daily Smoke Report for Friday - July 13 (Dollar Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 08:26
Fire Significant rainfall, increased humidity, and cloud cover in recent days have reduced fire activity and smoke production. However, today winds are expected to shift from the northwest which will bring warmer, drier air that could increase fire activity. The chance of thunderstorms persists into this afternoon. Thunderstorms can produce gusty and erratic winds that increase fire activity. Smoke For the next few days, expect winds from the northwest bringing warming temperatures and drier air that could promote fire growth and smoke production. If conditions allow, there may be some burnout operations that result in increased

Lodgepole Springs Restoration Burn Update (Lodgepole Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 01:00
This prescribed fire was ignited on April 24, 2018 to reintroduce low to moderate intensity fire to the landscape, and improve forest vegetation and wildlife habitat conditions. Ground conditions included snow, and live and dead wet vegetation, and duff. Shrubs did not have leaves. Since then, the fire has continued to smolder in heavy down and dead fuels and stump holes. Scorched needles have fallen off trees and provided additional means for fire to spread on the ground. Combined with the recent weather, these factors are allowing the fire to carry into previously unburned areas. The fire continues to be contained within the original project boundary. Firefighters are actively engaging the fire where it’s safe to do so. Rocky outcrops and steep, uneven terrain make directly engaging the fire unsafe. Current actions being taken: helicopters are dropping buckets of water on hot spots; hand crews are digging line, reinforcing hand lines, and conducting small burnout operations...

Evening Update July 12, 2018 (Valley Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 23:07
VALLEY FIRE UPDATE Date: July 12, 2018 Time: 1800 Fire Information Line: (909) 383-5688 STATUS Incident Start Date: July 6, 2018 Incident Start Time: 1:33 P.M. Incident Type: Wildland Fire Cause: Under Investigation Incident Location: CA-38 x Valley of the Falls Dr, Forest Falls, CA Acreage: 1348 Containment: 29% Expected Containment: N/A Injuries: 4 Structures Threatened: 0 Structures Destroyed: 0 Structures Damaged: 0 RESOURCES Engines: 13 Water Tenders: 1 Helicopters: 7 Hand Crews: 15 Dozers: 2 Total Personnel: 613 Cooperating Agencies: BLM, NPS, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Emergency Services, CALFIRE, CALTRANS, San Bernardino County Animal Control, American Red Cross, Southern California Edison, San Bernardino County Fire, San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services. SITUATION Current Situation: Fire size remained the same and containment grew to 29...

Sprague Fire nearly reaches full containment. (Sprague Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 17:12
The Sprague fire started on July 9 and is located 20 miles southwest of Meeker. The fire is now 50 percent contained. The lightning caused fire has burned 91 acres. Fire personnel anticipate reaching full containment over the next few days. A temporary flight restriction (TFR) remains in place over the Sprague fire area restricting aerial public access. The public is reminded that all air operations are grounded any time a drone is sighted within the TFR, which inhibits their ability to do critical fire suppression efforts. Flying within the TFR is prohibited and against the law. County Road 11 is fully open to traffic. Fire crews and heavy equipment continue to move through the fire area and within the community of Meeker. The public is urged to drive with caution as crews work to suppress the fires in the area. Even though we have received rainfall over the last few days, fire danger remains extremely high across the state. Be sure to check with your local fire agencies for...

Fawn Fire - Good progress continues on fires. (Fawn Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 16:45
Meeker, CO – The Fawn fire is located approximately 30 miles southwest of Meeker in Rio Blanco County. The fire is burning in rugged and remote terrain, in pinyon-juniper and grass. The lightning caused fire began on July 7. In addition to the Fawn fire, several other fires began after a weather system moved through the area. These fires include the Sprague, Smith and Ridgetop fire. Due to the diligent work completed by local agencies and firefighting personnel, good progress has taken place on all of these fires. Participating agencies in fighting these wildfires include the Bureau of Land Management, Rio Blanco County, Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control. Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 11 (NWT11) led by Nathan Rabe, Incident Commander, assumed command of the Fawn fire on July 11. The Team also assumed command of the Sprague, Smith and Ridgetop fires. The team is also responsibility for initial attack in...

Chev Fire FINAL Update (Chev Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:32
WHITE MOUNTAIN ZONE TYPE 3 INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM Chris Johnson, Incident Commander Chev Fire Final Update – July 12, 2018 Discovered: Monday, July 9, 2018 Location: 30 miles south of Winslow, Arizona Percent contained: 80% Size: 90 acres Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Pinyon-Juniper Personnel Assigned: 151 Update: Wednesday fire crews continued to secure the perimeter of the fire. While smoke was still visible from active hotspots on the interior of the fire, crews “cold trailed” (inspecting and feeling for heat) the edge of the fire, and extinguish remaining hot spots to ensure no active fire remains near the boundary. Light rain fell over the area Wednesday afternoon and evening further mitigating the spread potential. The Rabbit Fire, which had been managed along with the Chev Fire was declared 100% contained and is now in monitor and patrol status. The Bunny Fire has been pronounced out. Today crews will focus on mop-up and patrol the fire perimeter in...

Martin Fire Update July 12, 2018 (Martin Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 13:33
Yesterday, the fire showed minimal activity with mostly smoldering of interior islands. There was a slight decrease in size due to more accurate mapping. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the Martin Fire. Anyone with information about this fire or individuals who may be responsible, please contact BLM law enforcement at 775-857-3511.East Zone: Today, crews will continue to monitor and patrol the fires edge looking for hot spots. Suppression repair work on dozer lines has been completed on the northeast section of the fire. Additional suppression repair work will continue today on the southeast section of the fire. West Zone: Hot shot crews spiked out overnight on the northwest flank, working to mop-up a pair of stubborn hot spots/smokes in an aspen grove on the perimeter of the fire. They will continue their containment efforts in this area today. Firefighters...

7/12/18 Morris Creek Fire Update (Morris Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:22
Morris Creek Fire Receives Much Needed Rain Location: 15 miles west of Miami, New Mexico, in Colfax County Start Date: June 29, 2018 Cause: Lightning Size: Approximately 1,671 Acres Percent Contained: 60% Vegetation: Timber, closed timber litter, grass Resources Assigned: 192 personnel Incident Commander: Dave Gesser Type 2 SW Incident Management Team #3 Incident Commander Summary: The Morris Creek Fire, burning on the UU Bar Ranch, Philmont Scout Ranch, and State Land. Yesterday, Morris Creek Fire received 3/4 of an inch of steady rain for about an hour. Firefighters were pulled off of the line during this time for safety reasons. Although the rain did decrease the fire behavior, the northern perimeter of the fire remains uncontained due to the inaccessibility of steep, rugged terrain. Today, weather forecasts include afternoon showers again. Crews will monitor the north side of the fire as it progresses down into the Rayado Creek drainage. Aerial resources...

Spring Fire Update - July 12, 2018 (Spring Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:54
Summary: The Rocky Mountain IMT2 Blue Team has assumed management of the entire Spring Fire area. Containment reached 100% for the area south of Hwy 160 and the area north of Hwy 160 saw dramatic containment improvement, bringing the overall fire containment to 83%. Weather: Today will be partly to mostly cloudy with thunderstorms possible as the day progresses. Upper elevations will be in the upper 60’s, while lower elevations will be in the upper 70’s. In areas with thunderstorms, expect lightning, strong, gusty, erratic winds, and a chance of small hail and flash flooding. Current Situation: Firefighters will be conducting ongoing fire related operations and emergency crews are working to restore power and essential services. The Sterns Gulch area remains a tactical challenge for firefighters who will be working this area with chain saws and hand crews. When traveling, please slow down when driving, remain attentive, and use caution so crews can safely work. Residents...

Williams Ranger District Plan Pile Burns on Friday (South Zone Rx Fire Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:38
Williams, Ariz., July 12, 2018—For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Williams Ranger District will take advantage of the recent widespread rain that has delivered adequate moisture to the area and will burn two small areas of slash piles on Friday of this week. A 20 acre unit of hand piles approximately 8 miles south of Williams near county road 73 and forest road 139, and a single pile at the green waste disposal site located at the old dump site off forest road 900 north of Pittman Valley are scheduled for ignition on Friday morning. This operation is projected to be complete in one day and is not expected to have any long term smoke impacts to roadways or developed areas. Smoke may be visible near both locations throughout the day however will be short in duration. No overnight impacts are expected. Visitors are always reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of prescribed fires, as firefighters, fire-related traffic and smoke may all be present. All...

Texas A&M Forest Service Honored for Achievement in GIS

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:30

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — July 11, 2018 — Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, presented Texas A&M Forest Service with Esri's Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award on July 11 at the annual Esri User Conference. Selected from over 300,000 eligible candidates, Texas A&M Forest Service recei

12 de Julio, 2018 - Fuego de Lago Christine (Lake Christine Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:28
Fuego de Lago Christine 12 de Julio, 2018 Actualizacion de Dia 9:00 a.m. Linea de Informacion de Incendio: 970-510-0705 Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5895/ Informacion Evacuacion de Emergencia: Facebook.com/EagleCountySO, Facebook.com/GarcoSheriff Comandante de Incidente: Mike Almas, Northern Rockies Incident Management Team Medida: 6,345 acres Containimiento: 49% Causa: Humano Localidad: Approximamente 1 milla noroeste de Basalt, Colorado Structuras Perdida: 3 Personal en total: 339 personas, incluyendo 6 equipos de mano, 15 camiones de bombero, 3 maquinas de tanque de agua, 3 helicopteros El incindio de Christine del Lago empensaron la noche del 3 de Julio, y acausa de extrema sequia de la vegetacion, humedad muy bajo, y mucho viento, el incendio crecio rapido la noche del 4 de Julio. Eso fue un amaneza a las communidades de El Jebel and Basalt, Colorado. Meiercoles, 11 de Julio, bomberos estan continuando mejorar la linea...

Badger Creek Fire Update - July 12, 2018 (Badger Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:15
Badger Creek Fire Update Thursday, July 12, 2018 SW Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team 1, Incident Commander Willy Watsabaugh Badger Creek Fire Statistics: Start Date: June 10, 2018 Start Location: 2 miles NW of Mountain Home, WY Approximate size: 21,310 acres Approximate containment: 90% Cause: Under Investigation Assigned Personnel: 144 Current Situation: Yesterday, the Badger Creek Fire did not receive much precipitation from the scattered thunderstorms rolling through the area. The fire activity was lower than previous days, due to the higher relative humidity and calmer winds. Today, there is a chance of showers all day. Firefighters will continue to patrol the fire’s perimeter and near structures, taking any necessary action where they can safely cool remaining hot spots. Falling teams are being utilized to take down trees in areas of concern to assist firefighters in securing those areas. Wildland Fire Resource Advisors will be evaluating different...

July 12, 2018 - Lake Christine Daily Fire Update (Lake Christine Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:11
Lake Christine Fire July 12, 2018 Daily Update 9:00 a.m. Fire Information Line: 970-510-0705 Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5895/ Follow Emergency Evacuation Information on: Facebook.com/EagleCountySO, Facebook.com/GarcoSheriff Incident Commander: Mike Almas, Northern Rockies Incident Management Team Size: 6,345 acres Containment: 49% Cause: Human-caused Location: Approximately 1 mile northwest of Basalt, Colorado Structures destroyed: 3 Total Personnel: 339, including 6 hand crews, 15 engines, 3 water tenders, and 3helicopters The Lake Christine Fire was first reported the evening of July 3rd. Extremely dry fuels, single digit relative humidity, and thunderstorms with strong outflow winds contributed to significant fire growth on the Fourth of July, which threatened the communities of El Jebel and Basalt, Colorado. Wednesday, July 11, crews along the fire’s southern perimeter have begun the process of repairing and rehabilitating...

Dollar Ridge Fire Morning Update - July 12 (Dollar Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:54
Yesterday's Activity: Firefighters had another successful day in suppressing and containing the fire. Containment now stands at 60%. The entire northern flank of the fire is now contained due to the hard work of the firefighters with added assistance from the recent cloudy and rainy weather. Even though this area is contained, firefighters will continue to patrol it and mop-up any hot spots to ensure the line is secure. On the western flank, crews pre-treated the containment line with retardant in case a burn out is required to strengthen it. Crews that have been spiked (camped) out on the remote eastern flank completed their section of containment line and were flown out by helicopter. Progress was also made in Timber Canyon on the southern flank, as firefighters brushed out along the road in preparation for a possible burn out. Air resources were used as needed to assist containment efforts. Todays Expected Activity: Firefighters will concentrate most of their efforts today on the...

7/12/2018 Weston Pass Fire Update (Weston Pass Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:54
July 12, 2018 Update Weather The humidity in the fire area reached a low of 11% yesterday. Today will be mostly sunny in the morning followed by mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms with small hail after 11:00 AM. High temperatures will range from 68°-74° with minimum low humidity of 30-36%. Winds out of the north-northeast 6-11 mph with gusts to 16 mph. Winds near thunderstorms will be gusty and erratic, with gusts up to 30 mph. Tonight will bring minimum temperatures of 47°-52°, a relative humidity of 75-80% and a 20% chance of wetting rain. Current Situation Fire behavior will be very limited today. The primary source of remaining heat on the fire will be heavy surface fuels and woody debris. The possibility of visible smokes from within the interior of the fire will continue. Fire personnel will continue monitoring fire behavior with lookouts and aircraft. As our objectives near completion, fire personnel and equipment are gradually being released. ...

Daily Smoke Report for Thursday - July 12 (Dollar Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:42
FireSmoke The pattern from the last several days will continue through today. Fire activity and smoke production may increase as conditions warm and dry out, but the smoke should lift and disperse to the east. Expect winds from the northwest tomorrow with warming temperatures that could promote fire growth and smoke

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