Wildland Fire

Closure Order No. 09-12-19-08 (Hoosier National Forest Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 08:38
ORDER NO. 09-12-19-08 EMERGENCY CLOSURE ORDER OF THE FOREST SUPERVISOR RESTRICTING OCCUPANCY AND USE, TO WIT: HOOSIER NATIONAL FOREST, TELL CITY RANGER DISTRICT, INDIANA Under the authority of the Act of Congress dated June 4, 1897, as amended (16 U.S.C. 551), and pursuant to the Secretary of Agriculture’s Regulations set forth as 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart B (36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b)), the following acts and omissions are prohibited on the Hoosier National Forest located within Perry County, Indiana. Said areas being described and designated as shown on the map set forth as Exhibit A, which is attached hereto and made a part hereto: Entering or being upon or in an area described in the Order as being closed pursuant to (36 CFR 261.53(e)) for reasons of public health and safety. The following areas are Ordered Closed until termination of this Emergency Order or 45 days from signature date, whichever comes first: The Long Run Prescribed Burn located in the Mogan Ridge area...

Closure Order No. 09-12-19-07 (Hoosier National Forest Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 08:35
ORDER NO. 09-12-19-07 EMERGENCY CLOSURE ORDER OF THE FOREST SUPERVISOR RESTRICTING OCCUPANCY AND USE, TO WIT: HOOSIER NATIONAL FOREST, TELL CITY RANGER DISTRICT, INDIANA Under the authority of the Act of Congress dated June 4, 1897, as amended (16 U.S.C. 551), and pursuant to the Secretary of Agriculture’s Regulations set forth as 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart B (36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b)), the following acts and omissions are prohibited on the Hoosier National Forest located within Perry and Crawford Counties, Indiana. Said areas being described and designated as shown on the map set forth as Exhibit A, which is attached hereto and made a part hereto: Entering or being upon or in an area described in the Order as being closed pursuant to (36 CFR 261.53(e)) for reasons of public health and safety. The following areas are Ordered Closed until termination of this Emergency Order or 45 days from signature date, whichever comes first: The Boone Creek Prescribed Burn located in the...

Ramshorn Prescribed Fire Update (Ramshorn Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 08:05
South-facing slopes of the Ramshorn Prescribed Burn area were successfully burned yesterday, March 27. Today, operations will focus on the north side of Ramshorn.

Burns planned for Thursday, March 28, 2019 (Hoosier National Forest Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 07:27
Two prescribed burns are planned to take place in Perry County, weather and conditions dependent. We have attached a location map showing planned fires for the area. The two planned for today are called Long Run and Boone Creek. More information to

Cheat Summit Fort Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 19:08
This spring Monongahela National Forest officials plan to conduct a prescribed burn on 9 acres of national forest land at Cheat Summit Fort, west of Huttonsville in Randolph County. Why do we burn? This 9-acre prescribed burn will help to control grasses and other vegetation, and enhance interpretive opportunities at historic earthworks that date from the Civil War. The area was last burned in 2013. Prescribed fire is one tool that forest managers use to reduce vegetation and nonnative invasive species. How do we manage a prescribed burn? Fire managers prepare a burn plan for each prescribed burn describing the appropriate conditions needed to conduct the burn safely and achieve the desired results. Burn plans consider public safety, protection of private property, staffing and equipment needs, temperature, humidity, wind, moisture of the vegetation, and conditions for the dispersal of smoke. Appropriate conditions must be met before igniting prescribed burns. A control line is...

Middle Mountain Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 19:08
This spring Monongahela National Forest officials plan to conduct a prescribed burn on 411 acres of national forest land in the Middle Mountain project area, south of Huntersville in Pocahontas County. Why do we burn? Reintroducing fire into the forest will: Restore historic fire regimesImprove wildlife habitatEnhance forest structure and age diversityImprove oak regenerationControl tree diseases and insects Reduce hazardous fuel levels How do we manage a prescribed burn? Fire managers prepare a burn plan for each prescribed burn describing the appropriate conditions needed to conduct the burn safely and achieve the desired results. Burn plans consider public safety, protection of private property, staffing and equipment needs, temperature, humidity, wind, moisture of the vegetation, and conditions for the dispersal of smoke. Appropriate conditions must be met before igniting prescribed burns. A control line is established around each burn area before ignition, using hand tools and...

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