Wildland Fire

Conditions look good to burn Sunday and Monday (Blue Ridge Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:15
Weather conditions are looking favorable to begin ignitions on the Blue Ridge Prescribed Fire Sunday 10/28 and Monday 10/29 ahead of a storm front. Fire managers are looking to burn approximately 100-200 acres, depending on conditions. Units 13, 14, 3 and 4 will be targeted first and then Unit 1 on the highlighted map. U.S. Forest Service crews from across the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests will be assisted by Grand Fire Protection District, East Grand Fire Protection District, Kremmling Fire Protection District, Hot Sulphur and Parshall Fire Protection District and Eagle Fire Protection District. Updates will be posted on Facebook and Twitter

10/26/2018 Klondike Fire Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 09:50
Klondike Fire West Zone – There was minimal fire activity again yesterday. All the spot fires are contained and in patrol status. Suppression repair was completed on the spot fire across the Illinois River on Spud road. Firefighters continue to find and extinguish hot spots where fire is burning in heavy fuels or has burned into a ‘stump hole’. Crews have started backhauling equipment and hose from portions of fireline that are fully secure. Today, crews will continue mopping up hot spots within 200’ of containment lines today. Fire managers are evaluating suppression repair needs that can be completed without interfering with the ongoing suppression efforts. Resources have started to be released from the incident due to the increase in containment. An objective of incident management is to fit the size of the organization to the need of the fire. Personnel expand and contract in concert with the complexity of the fire. Fire Weather/Fire Behavior: Today’s forecast calls...

Algoma Prescribed Fire Project east of McCloud scheduled for October 26 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 16:47
The Algoma Units 41 and 43 understory prescribed fire project is scheduled for October 26, 2018. Location is T39N R1W Section 2 near Cattle Camp south of Hwy 89 east of McCloud, CA. (See map on 'maps' tab) 173 acres are planned. Ignitions should only take one day. Smoke production could be two to four days after ignitions are complete. Smoke will be visible from Snowman’s Hill on Hwy 89, McCloud, Mt Shasta Forest and Wilderness Estates.

Dolores Ranger District Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 15:54
The South Carver burn, will take place three miles north of Summit Reservoir near the intersection of Forest roads 556 and 557 in the Carver Canyon area of Haycamp Mesa. Approximately 1,200 acres will be burned by hand crews over five to seven days. The goal is reduce slash left from a previous timber sale and reduce the buildup of natural fuels.The Lake Canyon prescribed burn will take place 12 miles east of Dove Creek, near the Glade area west and south of Forest roads 504 and 509. Both hand and aerial ignition methods will be used for two to five days to ignite 2,700 acres. The goal is to reduce ground litter by mimicking historic fire-return intervals. Smoke may be visible from Dove Creek, Cortez, Colorado Highway 491 between Dove Creek and Pleasant View areas. Smoke may settle into the low lying valleys and the Dolores River Canyon

new release 10/25 (Dolores Ranger District Prescribed Fire Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 15:52
News Release Pile Burning Planned on Dolores Ranger District DOLORES, Colorado – October, 25, 2018 – The San Juan Forest Dolores Ranger District plans to burn slash piles generated from forest thinning and timber sales in the Chicken Creek, Burnt Ridge, Spring Creek, Tayler Mesa and Lake Canyon areas. Although burning could continue through April, these activities should not affect public access or use of the forest. Operations typically take place after snowfall occurs and firefighters will ignite and closely monitor pile-burning activities.· In the Chicken Creek area, seven miles north of Mancos, piles may be burned near National Forest System Road 559, 2 miles northeast of Joe Moore Reservoir. Smoke may be visible from Highway 184.· In the Burnt Ridge area, 7 miles northeast of Mancos, piles may be burned near Forest National Forest System Roads 556, 331, and 329. Smoke may be visible from Highway 184.· In the Spring Creek area, 12 miles north of Mancos, piles may be...

Alder, Mountaineer and Moses Fires Update 10-25-18 (Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Fires Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 14:07
Fire Update Alder, Mountaineer and Moses Fires Giant Sequoia National Monument/Sequoia National Forest For Immediate Release Date: October 25, 2018 Contact: Fire Information (559) 539-2607 ext. 2292 Current Fire Information: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6238/ ALDER FIRE Location: Five miles north of Camp Nelson by North Alder Creek Acres Burned: 742 acres Fire Discovered: October 4 Cause: Lightning Containment: 3% contained Resources: 135 personnel: 3 hand crews, 7 engines, 2 helicopters, 4 fallers, 3 patrols, 1 Bobcat Summary: The Alder Fire is located on the Western Divide Ranger District in Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest. It is burning on the north side of North Alder Creek in a dense stand of timber with extensive tree mortality which produced many snags and heavy fuels on the ground. The extensive number of snags creates a severe safety concern for firefighters. Given these conditions, a confine and contain suppression...

Weather Channel creates video about how wildfires spread

NFPA - Wildfire - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 14:01
The Weather Channel has created a video that shows how a wildfire spreads. It does not take much for a fire to ignite when the conditions are right, and this video not only gives you an on the ground view but also provides a bird’s eye view with
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10/25/2018 Klondike Fire Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 10:14
Klondike Fire West Zone – Yesterday, due to fire suppression efforts and moderated fire behavior, Level 3 Evacuation Levels that affected the residents of Agness have been reduced to Level 2. The Red Cross Center that was located at the First Baptist Church has closed. Relative humidity continued to stay high and fog hung over the fire area for most of the shift yesterday. Fire crews made good progress with mop-up operations near the 2308 Road and have gained several hundred feet of depth along the containment line. Crews further secured the fire’s edge on the southwest corner of Raspberry Mountain and all spot fires in the Agness area are lined and in monitoring and patrol status. The road repair work was completed on the west flank of the fire. Timber falling teams will continue to eliminate fire-weakened hazard trees and firefighters will mop-up deeper into containment areas along fire lines to further secure the fire perimeter. Crews will continue to monitor and patrol the...

Rabbit Foot Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 09:02
The lightning-caused Rabbit Foot Fire began on August 2, 2018, and is burning in steep terrain, primarily in timber and standing dead tree snags. Strategy: The Rabbit Foot Fire is being managed using a combination of actions, some directly adjacent to the fire perimeter and others long distances away from the active fire perimeter; these actions include full suppression, confinement to pre-determined natural barriers, and the protection of values such as private property, habitat, and infrastructure. This strategy presents the best option for firefighter safety and successful containment. It is represented by a percentage of overall completion of the objectives. The Rabbit Foot Fire objectives are currently 82% complete, while 20% of the fire perimeter is contained. The Central Idaho Dispatch Zone is at MODERATE Fire Danger.

Prospect Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 09:00
Fire is smoldering and activity is minimal. The Central Idaho Dispatch Zone is at MODERATE Fire Danger.

Additional Reductions in Evacuation Levels - Klondike Fire West Zone (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 16:49
Updated Evacuation Information Effective October 24, 2018 at 3:00 pm. Evacuation levels will be reduced for the following location:All residences in the area of Oak Flat Road, Old House Creek Road and all residents on the south side of the Agness Road (3300) Road from the Illinois River Bridge to Coon Rock Bridge will move from Level 3 (GO) to Level 2 (BE SET). All other areas currently in a Level 2 (BE SET) will remain in a Level 2 at this time. This means there will be no listed Level 3’s in the Agness area.These changes are due to the fire behavior and suppression efforts. There is still a great deal of fire suppression efforts and suppression repair going on with teams from the Fire Incident Management, CFPA, and local fire agencies. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office will continue to provide sporadic patrol in the Agness

Alder Fire Confine-Contain Strategy (Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Fires Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 16:15
Alder Fire Confine-Contain Strategy Discussion The decision to use a “confine-contain” suppression strategy was adopted as the appropriate response by Fire Management. Suppression resources confine-contain a new fire by first anchoring their control lines to existing barriers, whether man-made or natural, such as roads, trails, clear-cuts, riparian areas, and rocky features. The best feature is one that will not burn. Control lines are anchored and a systematic approach to flanking, containing and controlling the fire is used while mitigating hazards in the working area that pose a risk to firefighters and the public. Hazards can include, but are not limited to: hazard trees (snags, loose branches, dangerous live trees, including high death mortality, etc.), rolling material, steep terrain, unusually dense live and dead fuels, stinging insects, poisonous plants and animals, heavy equipment, and aircraft. The Alder Fire is situated in a landscape that poses many...

Alder, Mountaineer and Moses Fires Update 10-24-18 (Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Fires Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 16:08
For Immediate Release Date: October 24, 2018 Contact: Fire Information (559) 539-2607 ext. 2292 Current Fire Information: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6238/ ALDER FIRE Location: Five miles north of Camp Nelson by North Alder Creek Acres Burned: 590 acres Fire Discovered: October 4 Cause: Lightning Containment: 3% contained Resources: 138 personnel: 3 hand crews, 7 engines, 2 helicopters, 4 fallers, 3 patrols, 1 Bobcat Summary: The Alder Fire is located on the Western Divide Ranger District in Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest. It is burning on the north side of North Alder Creek in a dense stand of timber with extensive tree mortality which produced many snags and heavy fuels on the ground. The extensive number of snags creates a severe safety concern for firefighters. Given these conditions, a confine and contain suppression strategy is being used to manage the fire. Characteristic: To confine and contain the...

Silver Creek Area Closure Lifted (Silver Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 15:53
As of Wednesday, Oct. 24 the Silver Creek Fire area closure has been lifted. This includes all areas previously closed by the closure order. Recent moisture, cold weather, shortened burn periods, and a lack of fire activity in the Silver Creek burn area has enabled the U.S. Forest Service to lift the area closure for the fire. The public may access and use the fire area, however, the fire may still be smoldering. Caution is urged in burned areas, as trees may have been weakened by the fire and could easily fall.

Funds Available for Forest Thinning Through Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 12:32

Funds Available for Forest Thinning Through Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M Forest Service is now accepting applications for the 2018 Southern Pine Beetle (SPB) Prevention Program Thinning Cost-Share. Through this program, eligible forest landowners can receive

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