Wildland Fire

Midnight Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Sat, 02/03/2018 - 13:16
The Midnight Fire was discovered around midnight Thursday, Feb. 1st. It is burning in the Poteau Mountain Wilderness, near Waldron, Arkansas. The fire is approximately 190 acres, burning slowly in steep and rugged terrain. 18 firefighters are on scene.

Prescribed Fire Pile Burning 2017/2018 (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 13:22
Winter conditions mark the start of pile burning season As winter conditions settle in, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests will work to burn slash piles resulting from fuels reductions and hazardous tree removal projects in the area. Hand piles are a result of crews using chainsaws to thin the forest. Much of the smaller cut material is piled for burning. Machine piles are the result of using logging equipment and consist of primarily the limbs of trees as most of the logs have already been removed. Piles must be burned before the treatment is complete. Last season, the Forests accomplished burning some 9,470 individual piles, of which some 627 were large, machine built piles accounting for many acres of hazardous fuels treatment. This season’s pile burning could begin next week and will continue through the spring, as conditions allow. Piles are only ignited under favorable weather conditions. Adequate snow cover, precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and...

Student podcast on wildfire reveals youth perspective on safety education and action

NFPA - Wildfire - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:46
  Getting called, "an unsung bureaucratic hero of fire protection," doesn't happen every day, so when I listened to bits of my interview with Tufts undergraduate Jesse Greenfield recently, I felt proud in my own geeky way. Jesse is a
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What do Navy Seal ethics have to do with wildfire safety efforts?

NFPA - Wildfire - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 08:27
Public Domain Photo shared by Navy SEALS on their website   I have been attending a conference in Maine; “Igniting Exchange: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Management”.  One of the keynote speakers was a retired Navy SEAL,
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Tank Hollow Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 18:51
The Tank Hollow fire was contained and controlled on December 5, 2017 at 11:00

Tank Hollow wildland fire contained and controlled (Tank Hollow Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 18:49
The Tank Hollow Wildland fire was contained and controlled on December 5, 2017 at 11:00

Veterans from Team Rubicon assist with fuels reduction project

NFPA - Wildfire - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:04
Within the suburbs and foothills west of Denver, CO, West Metro Fire Rescue has been engaged in wildfire education and outreach since 2007; their efforts have produced two Firewise USA™ sites, but like the majority of fire departments, fuels
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Northern Region-2017 Post-Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response)

Inciweb - Incidents - Sun, 01/28/2018 - 18:29
Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) teams have been established to begin burned area surveys of the wildfires that recently burned on federal lands of the U.S. Forest Service - Northern Region. BAER team surveys are rapid assessments of the burned areas that evaluate post-fire conditions of the burned watersheds and determine the potential for increased post-fire flooding, sediment flows, and rock slides. BAER teams consist of scientists and specialists including hydrologists, geologists, soil scientists, road engineers, botanists, wildlife and fisheries biologists, archeologists, and geographic information specialists, from federal and state agencies. BAER teams work together during the burned area surveys, field data analysis and modeling phase, to present findings along with recommended BAER treatments to the Forest Supervisor. BAER teams analyze the data they collect during the surveys, to produce a “Soil Burn Severity” map. This is the first step in assessing...

Prescribed Burns 2018 (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 16:54
Fire managers are planning to conduct several prescribed burn projects during the late fall 2017 through winter 2018, as weather conditions allow. Prescribed fires are essential for restoring the landscape in our fire-adapted ecosystem, and smoke is an unavoidable byproduct of these vital efforts. Fire managers strive to minimize smoke impacts to the community as much as possible. Burning occurs when winds and other atmospheric conditions will push the majority of smoke away from homes, and fire managers will burn larger areas when conditions permit, to limit the number of days smoke is in the air. Fire managers work closely with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and neighboring forests to monitor air quality. Fire crews also seek opportunities to use excess material from thinning projects around the community instead of burning it whenever possible. However, this doesn't remove all of the material necessary to restore the landscape. Fire is a natural and necessary part...

Fire Treatments Slated for Areas South of Payson, 1/29 - 2/2/2018 (Prescribed Burns 2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 16:49
PHOENIX, January 26, 2018—For Immediate Release. As part of the Tonto National Forest’s ongoing strategy to restore the health of the landscape and reduce catastrophic wildfire danger in Rim County, fire specialists will conduct prescribed fire treatments on 758 acres south of Payson, starting on Monday, January 29, and continuing through Friday, February 2, 2018. The treatment areas are located south of the Payson Golf Course, north of Oxbow Estates, southwest of Granite Dells, south of Round Valley, and north of Jim Jones Shooting Range. The prescribed fire treatments are designed to maintain fuel breaks that were created between 2004 and 2009 as a strategic line of defense for the town of Payson should a fire ignite south of town and get carried towards the northeast by prevailing southwest winds. The treatments will eliminate timber slash, dead and down woody debris, grass and brush. Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see and smell light-to-moderate...

Prescribed Burning Planned January 25 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2017-18 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 15:02
Fire crews are planning to burn piles in the Pit Arm/Jones Valley area and on Ski Island on Shasta Lake on January 25, 2018

Fire Departments apply today, for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day funding awards

NFPA - Wildfire - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 00:03
Firefighters can help promote wildfire resilience in their communities by applying for funding and completing wildfire hazard mitigation project work.  Projects to help with after fire recovery needs can also be applied for.  The application
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