Wildland Fire

Texas A&M Forest Service mobilizes Urban Forest Strike Teams

TFS Texas Forest Service - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:30

Texas A&M Forest Service recently mobilized Urban Forest Strike Teams to the coastal Texas towns of Rockport, Fulton, Refugio and Victoria to assess damage to the trees on public property resulting from Hurricane Harvey. Impacted communities deal with many post-storm issues, one of which includes destruction to public trees

Hurricane-damaged Port Aransas Fire Department to receive fire truck on emergency loan from Texas A&M Forest Service

TFS Texas Forest Service - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:30
Port Aransas Fire Department is set to receive a fire truck on loan from Texas A&M Forest Service on Friday, Sept. 29 to temporarily replace one damaged by Hurricane Harvey. 

Fire service organizations of Texas are asking for equipment and monetary donations

TFS Texas Forest Service - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:30
Officials from key fire service organizations of Texas are asking for equipment and monetary donations to help local Texas fire departments impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

New Texas A&M Forest Service Software used to Coordinate Recovery Efforts in Texas and Florida

TFS Texas Forest Service - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:30

The Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas is making it possible for the many officials at all levels of government engaged in Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts to literally get on the same page using a new software application developed by the Texas A&M Forest Service. 

Funds available for forest thinning through Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program

TFS Texas Forest Service - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:30

Texas A&M Forest Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program. Through this cost-share program eligible forest landowners can receive financial and technical assistance related to reducing the threat of future SPB infestation

Sunrise Post-Fire BAER Assessment Report Summary (Northern Region-2017 Post-Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 20:22
SUNRISE POST-FIRE BAER ASSESSMENT REPORT SUMMARY FS-2500-8 Burned-Area Report: Watershed Analysis, Condition, and Response The Sunrise Fire was ignited by lightning on July 16, 2017 and is located on the Lolo National Forest (NF), 11 miles southeast of Superior, Montana. Driven by steep terrain, high temperatures, low relative humidity, pre-fire tree mortality, and gusty winds, the fire spread. As of September 6, 2017, the fire burned 24,103 acres on Forest Service System (NFS) land, 2 acres on state land, and 1,138 acres on private land. The fire burned in the Trout Creek, Verde Creek, Sunrise Creek, Meadow Creek, and Quartz Creek drainages. These drainages are tributary to the Clark Fork River. The burned area was assessed by a BAER team comprised of Forest Service scientists and specialists. The BAER team evaluated the burned watersheds to identify post-fire threats to critical BAER values, values that include human life and safety, property, and...

Jolly Mountain Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 17:43
A lightning strike started the Jolly Mountain Fire on August 11, 2017. The fire continues to burn in the Cle Elum Ranger District of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and on or near land managed by the Washington Department of National Resources and The Nature Conservancy. The fire is being managed for full suppression although fire managers anticipate that it will continue to burn until a season-ending precipitation event occurs in the region.As of September 20th, new updates will occur only as needed due to significantly decreased fire

Pier Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 16:40
The Pier Fire reached full containment on September 24th at 36,566 acres. Full containment means that a perimeter line surrounds the fire keeping it from growing larger. This does not mean the fire is out, visible columns of smoke continue to be seen from nearby communities. This is expected to be a frequent occurrence until substantial rainfall/snowfall arrive with winter weather. Escape potential remains low. Active fire within the perimeter lines is one of the main reasons this area remains closed to recreation. Local Forest Service firefighters are patrolling the fires perimeter on the ground and by air to check for hot spots that may spread beyond containment lines. Any hot spots found there have been extinguished to secure it. This activity will continue until winter weather arrives and the Pier Fire can be declared out. A storm is expected to arrive over the weekend which may extinguish most of the hot spots. The burned area will continue to be hazardous due to burned trees,...

Prescribed Fires Continue to Show Positive Results on North Rim & Kaibab NF (KNF-GRCA North Zone Fire Rx 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 16:02
Fredonia, Ariz., Nov. 2, 2017 - For Immediate Release. Operations on the Wildhorse prescribed fire (Wildhorse Rx) continue to progress. Fire managers estimate that approximately 1,000 acres of hazardous fuels have been treated since the project began yesterday on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest. Today resources will continue ignition operations on the Wildhorse Rx unit. Fire managers anticipate smoke to impact communities in Marble Canyon and Page, AZ, and traffic directly adjacent to the Wildhorse Rx Unit. Plans are in place to implement pilot-car operations to escort motorists along this portion of Highway 89A if required.The 2,800-acre Wildhorse Rx unit is located near Jacob Lake and consists of vegetation that is predominantly ponderosa pine, pinyon pine, juniper and a few scattered clumps of aspen. Objectives for this treatment include reducing accumulations of hazardous fuels to 5 tons-per-acre and protecting sensitive cultural and natural...

Highway 190 Community Meeting Scheduled Nov. 9th (Pier Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 15:34
Highway 190 Community Meeting Scheduled; County seeks to educate prior to potential flooding - see related

Lion Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 15:33
The Lion Fire grew to 18,900 acres, and is currently 90 percent contained. The fire continues to hold along containment lines with very few hot spots remaining in Leggett Creek near Forest Trail 33E01. Firefighters will continue to patrol the Fire by helicopter until winter weather arrives and the fire can be declared out. A storm is expected this weekend, which will likely extinguish all remaining hot spots.Please call the Western Divide Ranger District 559-539-2607 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or go online on the Sequoia National Forest website to obtain a wilderness permit for overnight stay in the Wilderness.

Fall 2017 Prescribed Fires (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 15:18
The National Park Service is planning five prescribed fires this fall at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Approximately 950 acres are expected to be burned as a tool for the park's long-term restoration and hazard fuel reduction efforts. In Gary, 178 acres of Oak-Savannah will be burned in a continued effort to restore the Miller Woods immediately west of the Douglas Center for Environmental Education. An additional 62 acres will be burned west of County Line Rd and south of US 12 near the Woodlake Dunes Apartments. In Porter, the Mnoke Prairie will be burned as part of the long term restoration of this tall-grass prairie. The 191-acre prairie is one of the last natural prairie areas in Northwest Indiana and is located north of Beam Street and west of US20. Near Beverly Shores, 77 acres of the Dunewood Campground will be burned to reduce woody debris and leaf litter around the campsites. In Hobart, the National Park Service intends to burn 178 acres of the Hobart Prairie Grove on...

403 rd Pile Burning (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 13:21
The Alpine Ranger District on the Apache Sitgreaves National Forests is conducting approximately one mile of roadside pile burning along forest roads 403, 403F and Highway 191, which started October 31 and will continue through November 9, weather permitting. The burn consists of old decadent slash piles left over from the Wallow salvage sale, which will be burned to allow for the regeneration of new seedlings and/or native grasses.

Prescribed burning Planned for November 2 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2017-18 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:56
The following prescribed burns are planned for November 2, 2017 Shasta McCloud Management Unit near Harris Spring Campground north of Hwy 89 - Davis 86 acres understory - Harris 20 acres pilesTrinity River Management Unit 2 miles northwest of Weaverville - Five Cent Wildlife Enhancement 92 acres understorySouth Fork Management Unit southeast of Hayfork - Stafford Clear Fall 96 acres

Smoke Impacts and Wind Forecast for Nov. 2, 2017 (KNF-GRCA North Zone Fire Rx 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:12
20-foot winds are forecasted to come from the southwest at 10-to-15 mph.This means that smoke dispersion should be favorable and headed north/northeast. Smoke will be visible from various locations on the North and South rims, including Grand Canyon Village and Desert View, and Arizona Highways 64, 67 and 89A and US Highway 89. Additional smoke impacts may occur in the Marble Canyon, AZ and Page, AZ.

Prescribed burn planned for tonight on Coconino NF (Fall 2017 Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:23
Flagstaff, Ariz., Nov. 1, 2017, For Immediate Release — A prescribed burn project is planned tonight on the Coconino National Forest in the Mogollon Rim Ranger District approximately seven miles southeast of Mormon Lake. Weather and ventilation is forecasted tomorrow to transport and disperse smoke toward the northeast, which may impact Winslow. Prescribed burns are always dependent upon weather and wind conditions, which can differ drastically across the forest. Prescribed burns are also subject to approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, so this burn could be canceled if conditions are not suitable. MOGOLLON RIM RANGER DISTRICT. Sawmill Project When: Ignitions for the Sawmill Project begin Wednesday evening (Nov. 1) at approximately 6 p.m. The estimated duration of this project is one day. Where: The burn area is seven miles southeast of Mormon Lake, east of Lake Mary Road, using Forest Roads 638, 124H, 92C, local topography and...

Northern Region Post-Fire BAER Assessment Reports Released (Northern Region-2017 Post-Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 20:59
Northern Region Post-Fire BAER Assessment Reports Released The National Forests for the Northern Region recently received approval and funding for emergency stabilization measures on Forest Service System lands burned by the 2017 Montana and Northern Idaho wildfires. The emergency treatments and activities are designed to decreased possible impacts to downstream values-at-risk from the burned areas such as: human life and safety, property, critical natural resources and cultural resources. NOTE: As BAER Assessment Teams’ emergency stabilization reports are finalized and funded, they are posted on the right side of the Northern Region Post-Fire BAER InciWeb page found under “Announcements” at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5627/42249/ . See “2500-8 BAER Report” for each of the 2017 Forest Service wildfires posted as PDF documents to the upper right of this announcement. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ...

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