Wildland Fire

Georges Fire Morning Update for July 12, 2018 (Georges Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:27
Georges Fire Morning Update Lone Pine, CA, July 12, 2018 - The Georges Fire (lightning-caused) is currently at 2,883 acres and is 42% contained. The fire is in Unified Command with SoCal Team 3, a Type 2 incident management team (assigned to the Inyo National Forest), and CAL FIRE. The fire started the afternoon of July 8, 2018. With a moderation in fire behavior, the evacuation has been lifted for the Whitney Portal area, including campgrounds, residents, and the Whitney Portal Store. The Whitney Portal Road was opened under the authority of the Inyo County Sheriff. The area was closed for the public’s safety due to the fire. The Eastern Sierra Visitor Center and the Wilderness Permit Office will return to normal business hours today. Yesterday, fire crews worked on strengthening containment lines. Helicopters continued to support fire suppression efforts with water drops as needed. There was no precipitation over the fire overnight. Firefighters will continue to mop up and...

News Release for July 12, 2018 (Chediski Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:26
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wildland Fire Management News Release Contact: Candy Lupe, Fire Prevention Specialist, (928) 205-5662 Email: candy.lupe@bia.gov July 12, 2018 Chediski Fire Location: 15 miles northwest of Cibecue Cause: Lightning Percent Containment: 0% Start date: July 9, 2018 Vegetation: Grass, Brush, heavy dead and down fuel Size: 250 acres Fire Activity: Yesterday, the Chediski Fire received some rainfall however it only lasted for several minutes. Fire personnel continued their indirect suppression efforts completing firing operations along the O20 Road west to Boundary Road 8 then North to Lost Tank Canyon. The fire is currently at 250 acres and most of the growth is due to firing operations to secure the fire perimeter. Today, fire personnel will work on strengthening containment lines. Firing operations will continue along the North flank of the fire along Lost Tank Canyon. Firing operations are anticipated to take several more days to secure the fire...

Owl Fire Update for July 12, 2018 (Owl Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 09:00
Acres: ~4,786 Start Date: June 30, 2018 Cause: Lightning Location: 4 miles northeast of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 110 General Information: The Owl Fire began on June 30, 2018. The fire is located on Aspen Mountain and has crossed FR 209 into Frieborn Canyon in an inventoried roadless area (IRA). Heavy fuel loads will continue to hold heat. The fire perimeter is currently 79% contained. The fire will be transitioning from a Type 3 (Incident Management Team (IMT) organization to a Type 4 IMT organization today at 6:00 p.m. Fire Operations: Crews will monitor Frieborn Canyon and assess trigger points for hand ignition, and hold direct line on the western side of the fire. On the southwest corner of the fire, crews have halted fire spread with direct line construction. Completion of the suppression repair will be suspended until a drying trend occurs. Fire Behavior: The fire has received a substantial amount of rain in the...

BLM offers $2,000 reward for information about person(s) responsible (Martin Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 22:14
Winnemucca, NV – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the Martin Fire. Anyone with information about this fire or individuals who may be responsible, please contact BLM law enforcement at 775-857-3511. The Martin Fire, named for the Martin Creek area, started at approximately 11:30 p.m., on Wednesday, July 4 approximately seven miles north of Paradise Valley, Nevada. The current size of the Martin fire is 439,230 acres with 48 percent containment. Investigators have confirmed the fire was human caused.“This fire has damaged and affected ranches and numerous resources,” said BLM Winnemucca District Manager Ester McCullough. “We would like to thank our partners who have assisted us with the suppression efforts and continue to help bring the fire under control.”For more information contact Fernando Pitones at

Georges Fire Evening Update for July 11, 2018 (Georges Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 20:49
Lone Pine, CA, July 11, 2018 - The Georges Fire (lightning-caused) is currently at 2,883 acres and is 42% contained. The fire is in Unified Command with SoCal Team 3, a Type 2 incident management team (assigned to the Inyo National Forest), CAL FIRE and the Inyo Sheriff’s Department. The fire started the afternoon of July 8, 2018. The evacuation has been lifted for the Whitney Portal area, including campgrounds, residents, and the Whitney Portal Store. Eager hikers started arriving at the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center in Lone Pine, Calif., soon after the announcement that the Whitney Portal would reopen Wednesday, July 11, at 6 p.m. The Whitney Portal Road was opened under the authority of the Inyo County Sheriff. The area was closed for the public’s safety due to the fire. The fire led to the evacuation of the popular Mt. Whitney Trailhead including campgrounds, residents, and Whitney Portal Store. With a moderation in fire behavior, the evacuation has been lifted....

Skunk Creek Fire 100 percent contained (Skunk Creek Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 20:25
Skunk Creek Fire 100 percent contained tonightCRAIG, Colo. – Firefighters fully contained the 620-acre Skunk Creek Fire today. Crews will continue to patrol and mop up.Today, 124 firefighters worked the fire, which is 30 miles north of Craig near the Wyoming border. Some rain fell on the fire yesterday and today. The latest information on the Skunk Creek Fire is available at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5908/.Crews from local fire departments, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and federal agencies have continued to work a number of new fire starts throughout the area over the past several days resulting from lightning moving through the area. Although some areas in northwestern Colorado are receiving rain, fire danger remains high. Fire officials urge the public to continue to be aware of the extreme fire conditions in northwestern Colorado.A Type 2 incident management team assumed command of the Fawn, Ridge Top, Smith, and...

Boulder Creek Wilderness Trail no. 1552 Closure. (Silver Rock Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 18:18
Trail No. 1552 in the Boulder Creek Wilderness has been closed from the Boulder Creek trailhead to Spring Creek for public safety due to a wildfire.

Public Meeting Tonight 6:30pm Basalt High School (Lake Christine Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 18:16
Public Meeting Tonight 6:30pm Basalt High School!The meeting will be livestreamed on Facebook Live by the Eagle County Sheriff here:

Evening Update July 11, 2018 (Valley Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 18:00
VALLEY FIRE UPDATE Date: July 11, 2018 Time: 1800 Fire Information Line: (909) 383-5688 STATUS Incident Start Date: July 6, 2018 Incident Start Time: 1:33 P.M. Incident Type: Wildland Fire Cause: Under Investigation Incident Location: CA-38 x Valley of the Falls Dr, Forest Falls, CA Acreage: 1348 Containment: 24% Expected Containment: 7/21/2018 Injuries: 4 Structures Threatened: 0 Structures Destroyed: 0 Structures Damaged: 0 RESOURCES Engines: 13 Water Tenders: 1 Helicopters: 7 Hand Crews: 16 Dozers: 2 Total Personnel: 633 Cooperating Agencies: BLM, NPS, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Emergency Services, CALFIRE, CALTRANS, San Bernardino County Animal Control, American Red Cross, Southern California Edison, San Bernardino County Fire, San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services. SITUATION Current Situation: Fire behavior was moderated today due to...

Angelus Oaks Community Meeting (Valley Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 17:58
There will be a community meeting Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Angelus Oaks Fire Station. This a great opportunity to meet the overhead staff and discuss how the Valley Fire has affected the Angelus Oaks

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT TODAY THROUGH 445PM (Sardinas Canyon Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 16:41
Flood Advisory National Weather Service Albuquerque NM 317 PM MDT WED JUL 11 2018 The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a · Arroyo and Small Stream Flood Advisory for... Southwestern Taos County in north central New Mexico... Eastern Rio Arriba County in north central New Mexico... · Until 445 PM MDT. · At 315 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to several slow-moving thunderstorms extending from near Rinconada along the Rio Grande southwest of Taos to the Sardinas Canyon fire burn scar southeast of Taos. The storms were generally drifting toward the south or southeast at less than 10 mph. Rainfall totals up to 1 inch can be expected with isolated higher totals. This will cause arroyo and small stream flooding in the advisory area. · Some locations that will experience flooding include... Penasco, Pilar, Dixon, Talpa, Rinconada, Rio Lucio, Llano, Chamisal, Picuris Pueblo and Vadito. This will impact the...

Silver Rock Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 16:03
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South Zone Rx Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 15:52
A 10 acre unit of hand piles approximately 8 miles south of Williams near county road 73 and forest road 139, and a single pile at the green waste disposal site located at the old dump site off forest road 900 north of Pittman Valley are scheduled for ignition on Friday morning.

Kaibab National Forest to Manage Three New Lightning Caused Fires (Pine Ridge Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 15:42
Williams, Ariz., July 11, 2018—For Immediate Release. Officials on the Kaibab National Forest will begin managing three new lightning caused wildfires for the benefit of accomplishing land management objectives that include reducing hazardous fuel accumulations and restoring overall forest health. The Pine Ridge fire at 5 acres and the JD fire at half an acre were discovered on July 8 and are located on the southern portion of the Williams Ranger District near Pine Flat. The 1 acre Blue fire also discovered on July 8 is located approximately 5 miles east of Red Butte on the Tusayan Ranger District. All of these fires will be monitored closely over the next several days with the intent of allowing fire to burn as it would naturally over the landscape as long as it can be safely managed while benefiting forest resources. Each of these fires will have a designated planning area that will identify management objective priorities within the individual locations. Recent moisture from...

Learning from wildfire losses in the 2017 NFPA Firefighter Fatality report

NFPA - Wildfire - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 15:21
In the July/August NFPA Journal®, a feature section shares the completed 2017 NFPA Firefighter Fatalities in the United States report and selected on-duty firefighter fatality case studies. Of the 17 deaths in 2017 at the scene of fires, eight
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Chev Fire Update - July 11, 2018 (Chev Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 14:28
WHITE MOUNTAIN ZONE TYPE 3 INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM Chris Johnson, Incident Commander Chev Fire Update – July 11, 2018 Discovered: Monday, July 9, 2018 Location: 30 miles south of Winslow, Arizona Percent contained: 0% Size: 90 acres Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Pinyon-Juniper Personnel Assigned: 166 Update: Tuesday fire crews worked to build and reinforce line around the perimeter of the fire. Erratic strong winds from passing thunderstorms challenged crews working within the canyon. Utilizing air support which provided water and retardant drops, crews were able to hold and reinforce the southern fire line through West Chevelon Canyon. The fire area received light rain late Tuesday afternoon which aided in reducing fire activity. Actual estimated acreage was reduced due to better mapping of the fire perimeter Tuesday. Two other lightning fires are being monitored by fire personnel assigned to the Chev Fire. The Rabbit Fire which ignited Sunday, grew to 155 acres by Monday...

Georges Fire Morning Update for July 11, 2018 (Georges Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 14:21
Georges Fire Morning Update Lone Pine, CA, July 11, 2018 - The Georges Fire (lightning-caused) is currently at 2,500 acres and is 30% contained. The fire is in Unified Command with SoCal Team 3, a Type 2 incident management team (assigned to the Inyo National Forest), CAL FIRE and the Inyo Sheriff’s Department. The fire started the afternoon of July 8, 2018. Last night’s thunderstorms brought measurable precipitation to the fire. Although there was measurable precipitation, increasing temperatures and winds are expected to quickly dry out last night’s rain. Today’s weather is expected to be much like yesterday with a possibility of afternoon thunderstorms, chance for precipitation, and unstable winds. Today, fire crews continue their suppression efforts constructing and improving the existing containment line on the southern flank of the fire, including the Whitney Portal area. Smoke columns may again be visible in the northwest area of the fire due to fire burning...

Kaibab National Forest to Manage Three New Lightning Caused Fires (Blue Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 14:15
Williams, Ariz., July 11, 2018—For Immediate Release. Officials on the Kaibab National Forest will begin managing three new lightning caused wildfires for the benefit of accomplishing land management objectives that include reducing hazardous fuel accumulations and restoring overall forest health. The Pine Ridge fire at 5 acres and the JD fire at half an acre were discovered on July 8 and are located on the southern portion of the Williams Ranger District near Pine Flat. The 1 acre Blue fire also discovered on July 8 is located approximately 5 miles east of Red Butte on the Tusayan Ranger District. All of these fires will be monitored closely over the next several days with the intent of allowing fire to burn as it would naturally over the landscape as long as it can be safely managed while benefiting forest resources. Each of these fires will have a designated planning area that will identify management objective priorities within the individual locations. Recent moisture from...

Kaibab National Forest to Manage Three New Lightning Caused Fires (JD Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 14:13
Williams, Ariz., July 11, 2018—For Immediate Release. Officials on the Kaibab National Forest will begin managing three new lightning caused wildfires for the benefit of accomplishing land management objectives that include reducing hazardous fuel accumulations and restoring overall forest health. The Pine Ridge fire at 5 acres and the JD fire at half an acre were discovered on July 8 and are located on the southern portion of the Williams Ranger District near Pine Flat. The 1 acre Blue fire also discovered on July 8 is located approximately 5 miles east of Red Butte on the Tusayan Ranger District. All of these fires will be monitored closely over the next several days with the intent of allowing fire to burn as it would naturally over the landscape as long as it can be safely managed while benefiting forest resources. Each of these fires will have a designated planning area that will identify management objective priorities within the individual locations. Recent moisture from...

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