Wildland Fire

Rain Continues Ahead of Weather Change Next Week (Elder Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:08
Note: There was no infrared flight due to weather; updated acreages were last received on 9/17/2017. Sprague Fire (5 miles northeast of West Glacier): 16,790 acres. Yesterday, scattered showers were received over the fire area. Fire activity remains minimal with creeping and smoldering; in some areas, the fire’s edge has burned out as precipitation reaches the lighter fuels. Today, crews will test the hose lays and sprinkler systems that have been installed on trails between the Sperry Trailhead and John’s Lake area. This system will give firefighters a greater probability of success of holding the fire before it reaches the Going- to-the-Sun Road near north Lake McDonald. Structure Protection in the Lake McDonald Lodge and North Lake McDonald area: Sprinklers and water handling equipment remain in place around the Lake McDonald Lodge complex and will be utilized as needed. Pumps and hose lay systems have been installed in the Avalanche Creek Campground and Trail, Johns Lake...

Rain Continues Ahead of Weather Change Next Week (Adair Peak Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:59
Note: There was no infrared flight due to weather; updated acreages were last received on 9/17/2017. Sprague Fire (5 miles northeast of West Glacier): 16,790 acres. Yesterday, scattered showers were received over the fire area. Fire activity remains minimal with creeping and smoldering; in some areas, the fire’s edge has burned out as precipitation reaches the lighter fuels. Today, crews will test the hose lays and sprinkler systems that have been installed on trails between the Sperry Trailhead and John’s Lake area. This system will give firefighters a greater probability of success of holding the fire before it reaches the Going- to-the-Sun Road near north Lake McDonald. Structure Protection in the Lake McDonald Lodge and North Lake McDonald area: Sprinklers and water handling equipment remain in place around the Lake McDonald Lodge complex and will be utilized as needed. Pumps and hose lay systems have been installed in the Avalanche Creek Campground and Trail, Johns...

Rain Continues Ahead of Weather Change Next Week (Sprague Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:55
Note: There was no infrared flight due to weather; updated acreages were last received on 9/17/2017. Sprague Fire (5 miles northeast of West Glacier): 16,790 acres. Yesterday, scattered showers were received over the fire area. Fire activity remains minimal with creeping and smoldering; in some areas, the fire’s edge has burned out as precipitation reaches the lighter fuels. Today, crews will test the hose lays and sprinkler systems that have been installed on trails between the Sperry Trailhead and John’s Lake area. This system will give firefighters a greater probability of success of holding the fire before it reaches the Going- to-the-Sun Road near north Lake McDonald. Structure Protection in the Lake McDonald Lodge and North Lake McDonald area: Sprinklers and water handling equipment remain in place around the Lake McDonald Lodge complex and will be utilized as needed. Pumps and hose lay systems have been installed in the Avalanche Creek Campground and Trail,...

Rice Ridge Fire Update September 21 (Rice Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:54
Rice Ridge Fire Update Thursday, September 21, 2017; 8:30 AM Northern Rockies Incident Management Team Greg Poncin, Incident Commander Fire origin: July 24, 2017, 1.4 miles northeast of Seeley Lake Montana. Fire Information: (406) 813-0527 Hours: 7am – 9pm Email: RiceRidgeFire@gmail.com Websites: Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5414 Facebook: Lolo National Forest Facebook Page Diane Hutton’s Northern Rockies Type 2 Incident Management Team (IMT) will be at the Incident Command Post this morning to meet with Greg Poncin’s Type I IMT throughout the day in preparation to take over management of the fire. Summary: At approximately 3:40 pm yesterday afternoon, a dump truck hauling slash slid off of Fire Line Road. There were no injuries. However, roads have become slick due to rain over the past several days and pose new hazards for firefighters driving in the area. Showers yesterday brought only about 0.05 inches of rain over the fire area....

Eagle Creek Fire Behavior Analyst Video Link and Transcript (Eagle Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:21
https://www.facebook.com/EagleCreekandIndianCreekFires2017/videos/125094831481366/?__xt__=33.%7B%22logging_data%22%3A%7B%22page_id%22%3A121832855140897%2C%22event_type%22%3A%22clicked_all_page_posts%22%2C%22impression_info%22%3A%22eyJmIjp7InBhZ2VfaWQiOiIxMjE4MzI4NTUxNDA4OTciLCJpdGVtX2NvdW50IjoiMCJ9fQ%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22www_pages_home%22%2C%22interacted_story_type%22%3A%22565413710334575%22%2C%22session_id%22%3A%22ec1fda8437c225bb7658bd360013cbc8%22%7D%7D Good morning, my name is Dan Pearson I’m with Southwest Incident Management Team 2. I’m the Fire Behavior Analyst for the team and today I’m going to be talking about the rain and its effect on the fire. So the Eagle Creek Fire is currently around 48,000 acres and we have been receiving precipitation for about the last two days however that rain is not coming in equal amounts on all parts of the fire. On the southwest corner of the fire we have received 3-5 inches depending on the location of rain in the last 48 hours. As...

9-20-17 Update (Sapphire Complex-Little Hogback Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:20
Meyers Sapphire Complex Fires Update Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Fire Information Line: (406) 859-3211 Email: meyerswhetstone@gmail.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5364/ https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5397/ Facebook: Lolo National Forest Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Bitterroot National Forest Due to cold temperatures, accumulated precipitation and minimal fire activity, management of the fire area will be transferred from the Southern Area Incident Management Team to a Type 3 team led by Gary Lambert this evening. Rehabilitation work and mop up continues. Sapphire Complex: 43,733 acres Location: Approximately 25 miles south-southeast of Missoula Containment: 90% Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 51 Three fires comprised the Sapphire Complex: Little Hogback, Goat Creek, and Sliderock. The Goat Creek and Sliderock Fires are being managed by the Lolo National Forest. Rehabilitation work continues. Little Hogback Fire: 34,552 acres Goat...

Sapphire Fire Area Update 9-20-19 (Sapphire Complex-Little Hogback Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:08
Meyers Sapphire Complex Fires Update Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Fire Information Line: (406) 859-3211 Email: meyerswhetstone@gmail.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5364/ https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5397/ Facebook: Lolo National Forest Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Bitterroot National Forest Due to cold temperatures, accumulated precipitation and minimal fire activity, management of the fire area will be transferred from the Southern Area Incident Management Team to a Type 3 team led by Gary Lambert this evening. Rehabilitation work and mop up continues. Sapphire Complex: 43,733 acres Location: Approximately 25 miles south-southeast of Missoula Containment: 90% Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 51 Three fires comprised the Sapphire Complex: Little Hogback, Goat Creek, and Sliderock. The Goat Creek and Sliderock Fires are being managed by the Lolo National Forest. Rehabilitation work continues. Little Hogback Fire: 34,552 acres Goat Creek...

Salmon August Complex Closure Order will be Lifted - September 21, 2017 (Salmon August Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:32
U.S. Forest Service Klamath National Forest 1711 South Main Street Yreka CA 96097 Voice: 530-842-6131 Email: klamathinfo@fs.fed.us Web: www.fs.usda.gov/klamath News Release Media Contact: Forest PAO (530) 841-4485September 20, 2017 Closure Order Lifted for Salmon August Complex YREKA, CA. – The emergency closure for the area affected by the Salmon August Complex has been lifted—effective September 21, 2017. “We are able to re-open this part of the Klamath National Forest because of reduced fire activity and hard work of the firefighters” stated Forest Supervisor Patricia Grantham. Forest visitors are urged to be extra careful because of fire weakened trees as well as loosened debris on steep slopes. Intermittent closures may be required along the Pacific Crest and Mule Bridge Trails as hazard reduction treatment is completed. As fire conditions permit additional emergency closures are expected to be opened in the near future....

All Road and Trail Closures are Rescinded (Coolwater Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:00
All road and trail closures related to the Coolwater Complex have been

Assessing Safety Risks on a Wildfire Incident (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:00
Firefighter and public safety comes first on every fire, every time. Dan Albee, Safety Officer for Great Basin IMT #3 talks about the 'Incident Risk Assessment' tool he uses to help determine the probability and severity of hazards on a wildfire incident and actions we can take to reduce risk of exposure.Link to the Incident Risk Assessment video

Highway 138 Open to Unrestricted Travel (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:30
For the first time since August 11, 2017 Oregon Highway 138 is open to unrestricted travel through the North Umpqua Complex burn area (milepost 45-53). No parking in hazard area. Use caution and watch for possible debris while driving through the area. ODOT crews will patrol 24/7 for

DNRC Rescinds Site Specific Closure (Rice Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:25
See attached documents for details and

HONEYMOON FIRE TRAIL CLOSURES RESCINDED (Honeymoon Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:13
Stanley, Idaho: The Honeymoon Fire is on the Middle Fork Ranger District in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, located west of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The lightning caused Honeymoon Fire remains estimated at approximately 1,860 acres. The Emergency Trail Closure associated with the Honeymoon Fire has been rescinded. The following trails or portions of trails previously closed are now open for public use: Forest Trail #4031 (Honeymoon Trail), Forest Trail #4232 (Morehead Mountain Trail), and Forest Trail #4046 (Sulphur Creek Trail). Public safety continues to be a priority for the Honeymoon Fire. Please be advised that some areas may contain hazards such as: ash and needles on the trail that can make the trail slippery, burned out stump holes that make the ground week and unstable, unstable dead trees, loose rocks and logs that have the potential to roll, and flash flooding and mud flows, especially in areas without vegetation. Take proper safety...

Crucifixion Creek, Strawberry & Scalp Fires - Rocky Mountain RD 9-20-2017 (Scalp Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:35
Crucifixion Creek, Strawberry & Scalp Fires Rocky Mountain Ranger District Wednesday, September 20, 2017 NOTE: The public meeting in Heart Butte has been cancelled for Wednesday, September 20, 2017 This will be the last fact sheet update unless there are significant changes Contact: Rocky Mountain Ranger District, 406-466-5341 Media Contact: Ashley Snellman, 406-439-1226 Location: CRUCIFIXION CREEK Approximately 10 miles west of Heart Butte, in the Badger-Two Medicine area; STRAWBERRY—Eastern edge of fire is approximately ½ mile east of Swift Dam and extends south to Sheep Creek on the state land, 17 miles west of Dupuyer; SCALP—Approximately 7 miles west of Teton Pass Ski Area. Fire Management: Today’s planned actions: Crucifixion Creek-Ground crews are still working out of the Badger Cabin, assessing and clearing the trails and dismantling the structure protection. This crew will likely be engaged in these activities through the rest of the week and have made great progress....

Incendio Eagle Creek 20 de septiembre, 2017 (Eagle Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:24
Tamaño de Incendio Eagle Creek: appx 48,668 acres Tamaño de Incendio Archer: appx 260 acres Contención de Incendio Eagle Creek Fire: 46% Contención de Incendio Archer: 100% Se cayo lluvia substancial sobre el incendio ayer, aumentando la cantidad total de lluvia que hemos recibido desde el domingo a 1-1½ pulgadas en las partes bajas, y 3-6 pulgadas en las partes mas altas. Gran parte del incendio esta quemando lentamente con baja intensidad, con la excepción del la parte noreste, la cual se ha visto quemar un poco mas. El incendio ha crecido solo 3 acres en las ultimas 24 horas. Todavía se ve humo en muchas partes del incendio, y se ocasionalmente se ven arboles incinerando completamente. Equipos siguen vigilando las orillas del incendio y apagando áreas calientes a través del perímetro. El campamento de mando en Odell fue desmovilizado ayer. Se ha establecido un nuevo campamento de mando en Cascade Locks en el Best Western Columbia River Inn. La datos de contacto para el...

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