Wildland Fire

Planned Prescribed Fire in BUSTER LAKE AND DAUGHERTY GULCH Area (Fall 2018 Landscape Prescribed Fire SZ Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 15:47
Date: September 18, 2018 Planned Prescribed Fire in BUSTER LAKE AND DAUGHERTY GULCH Area Who: Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District of the Salmon-Challis National Forest. What: Broadcast prescribed fire is planned on approximately 1000 acres of timber stands in two prescribed fire units. Fire will create tree canopy openings and mortality in timber stands. Tree canopy openings of up to 100 acres are expected. When: Depending on weather conditions, prescribed fire activities may take place on any days between the dates of September 15 and October 15, 2018. Residual fire activity including smoke may remain for several weeks after ignition. Where: See map below. Buster Lake is approximately 10 miles west-southwest of Challis, Idaho. Primary areas of ignition in this unit is the heavy timber canopy areas to the south and southwest of the lake. Daugherty Gulch is approximately 8 miles west-southwest of Challis, Idaho. Primary areas of ignition in this unit is the heavy timber canopy areas...

Planned Prescribed Fire in MCGOWAN CREEK Area (Fall 2018 Landscape Prescribed Fire SZ Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 15:44
Date: September 18, 2018 Planned Prescribed Fire in MCGOWAN CREEK Area Who: Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District of the Salmon-Challis National Forest. What: Broadcast prescribed fire is planned on approximately 1000 acres of timber stands. Fire will create tree canopy openings and mortality in timber stands. Tree canopy openings of up to 100 acres are expected. When: Depending on weather conditions, prescribed fire activities may take place on any days between the dates of September 15 and October 15, 2018. Residual fire activity including smoke may remain for several weeks after ignition. Where: See map below. McGowan Creek is approximately 15 miles southeast of Challis, Idaho. Primary area of ignition is the heavy timber canopy area in the drainage. How: Aerial ignition of unit through the use of a helicopter and a helitorch or plastic sphere dispenser (PSD). A helitorch is an aerial ignition device attached below a helicopter that dispenses ignited gelled gasoline. A PSD...

FALL 2018 LANDSCAPE PRESCRIBED FIRE ON THE SOUTH ZONE OF THE SCF (Fall 2018 Landscape Prescribed Fire SZ Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 15:39
Challis, Idaho – The South Zone of the Salmon-Challis National Forest may implement the following landscape prescribed burning projects this fall on the Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger Districts: Crane Basin: 15 miles southeast of Challis, Idaho; Less than 1,000 acres are planned for this burn unit. This burn unit is within the McGowan Creek area. The purpose of this project is to improve forest stand conditions and wildlife habitat by introducing fire back into a landscape that has missed historic fire return intervals. Missed fire intervals have caused declining stand health by creating high tree densities resulting in tight closed canopies. Using fire under prescribed conditions will result in canopy mortality and ground vegetation restoration that will improve stand health and wildlife habitat. Fire severities are expected to vary across prescribed fire area with some areas experiencing high severity fire which may result in 20-200 acres stand openings due to fire mortality. Garden...

Martin Fire Area Closure Legal Description (Marten Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 15:28
Order Number: 04-03-585 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREST SERVICE BRIDGER-TETON NATIONAL FOREST BIG PINEY & GREYS RIVER RANGER DISTRICTS Marten Creek Fire Emergency Area Closure PROHIBITIONS: Pursuant to Title 36 CPR 261.50 (a) and (b) the following acts are prohibited in the area, and on the roads and trails described in this Order, all within the Big Piney and Greys River Ranger Districts, Bridger-Teton National Forest. 1. Going into or being upon the closure area which is closed for the protection of public health or safety. 36 CFR 261.53(e) 2. Being on roads described below. 36 CFR 261.54(a) 3. Being on trails described below. 36 CFR 261.SS(a) EXEMPTIONS: Pursuant to 36 CPR 261.50 (e) the following persons are exempt from this Order: 1. Persons with a pennit specifically exempting them from the effect of this Order. 2. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty....

Final Update (Sterling Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 15:22
Fire Information Line: (406) 283-7693 Hours: (7 am-5 pm)Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kootenainf/InciWeb: Sterling Complex and Tenmilehttps://Inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6137Start Date: 08/12/18 Cause: Lightning Size: 1,405 acres Containment: 100% Total Personnel: 37 Fire personnel will continue to patrol the perimeter, complete the needed rehab work followed by road repairs. There is a closure order for the sterling Complex Fire area. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/kootenai/alerts-noticesFor the safety of public and fire fighters, we ask that you wait until the closure has been lifted to return to the fire area

2018 9/18-19 Natchez Fire Update (Natchez Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 15:09
Happy Camp, CA – On September 17 at 0600, management of the fire was assumed by a local Type 3 Incident Management team, with Ed Willy the Incident Commander. A warming and drying trend Tuesday and Wednesday, with northerly wind component, could lead to increase fire activity Firefighters continued to monitor for and extinguish hot spots within firelines. Today, fire managers will continue with repair and rehab on controlled fire boundaries , taking advantage of moderating weather conditions and monitoring on uncontrolled fire edge. Evacuations: Evacuation warning notices, using California’s evacuation warning protocol, are in place for residents of 3 private inholdings within the National Forest System Lands near South Fork Indian Creek. Smoke: Air quality and health information are available at http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com. Information from a temporary air quality monitor located in Happy Camp can be accessed at: https://bit.ly/2o2Z4xf. Closure Orders: Two Closure...

Pole Creek Fire Moving up Little Diamond Fork (Pole Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 15:07
The Pole Creek Fire is flanking around the houses near Little Diamond Fork north of Highway 6 right now and putting up a noticeable column of smoke. Structure protection is in place. Firefighters are engaging the

Cougar Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:59
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has assembled a Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessment team to analyze post-fire condition of burned watersheds and to plan emergency stabilization treatments for the Cougar Fire. The team will conduct field surveys and analyze satellite imagery to develop burned area assessments.Reports and maps of the burned area assessments will be available on this site. There is other general information about BAER, rehabilitation, flood preparation, photos and links to weather and flood warnings available at centralwashingtonfirerecovery.info/ Concerned landowners should contact Cascadia Conservation District for private property concerns and/or Chelan County Public Works about specific road or bridge

Miriam Fire FINAL Update - September 18, 2018 (Miriam Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:46
Miriam Fire FINAL UpdateFire Information Line: 509-653-1468 September 18, 2018 – 12:30 p.m.Acres: 5,400Percent Containment: 50% Start Date: 07/30/18 Today is the final daily update. Future updates will only be released if the situation changes significantly. Fire suppression efforts are winding down and crews are now working on fire line repair. The Forest has begun to shift resources to focus on burned area emergency response assessments. That information will be posted here when it becomes available: http://centralwashingtonfirerecovery.info/Announcements: Because minimal fire growth is expected after the recent rain and snow, the Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management terminated all evacuations levels yesterday. Current situation: After Sunday’s rain, the strategy on the Miriam Fire turned to monitoring, patrol, hazard mitigation and equipment removal. Despite the significant decrease in fire activity, smoke is still visible in some locations well within fire containment...

Spanish Translation: Klondike Fire Update 2018-09-18 (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:38
RESUMEN: Incendio: Klondike. Zona Oeste Desde el dia de ayer, la actividad del fuego continua siendo minima extendiendose muy poco en los drenajes de Indigo Creek y de Horse Sign Creek. La labor de los helicopteros ha jugado un papel importante al hacer posible que el incendio no aumente de una manera significativa en las areas afectadas. Las estructuras de proteccion siguen vigentes en el area de Silver Creek. Para los proximos dias, las predicciones climaticas tienden a indicar un clima seco por lo que se podria esperar un incremento en la actividad del fuego. Ademas, se esperan rafagas de viento en el area del incendio. Los bomberos continuan enfocandose en la limpieza del area y a la vez en mcontrolar la linea del fuego. Ademas, se continua con la limpieza de arboles caidos y arboles que representan un peligro alrededor del bosque. El trabajo para el gradeo de caminos y las zonas de contingencia sigue avanzando en la zona del perimetro del incendio. Se ha estado eliminando...

Holman Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:48
The Holman Fire, burning approximately 100 acres in a wilderness area, is posing no threat to infrastructure or private homes. Though unstaffed at this time, the fire is currently being monitored by Chris Schulte's Type 1 Pacific Northwest Team #2.This page will not be updated unless significant changes occur on the fire.

Closures re-issued for Cat Fire (Cat Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:07
Closures re-issued for Cat Fire Fredonia, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2018 — For Immediate Release. Fire officials are re-implementing an area closure for the Cat Fire for both public safety and the safety of firefighting personnel working in the area. Once it is determined safe to do so, the order will be rescinded by the Kaibab National Forest Supervisor. Area, Road and Trail Closure Description are as follows: Area. The area will include the boundary roads and trails described as beginning at the junction of forest Road (FR) 610 and the Arizona Trail north to the junction of the Arizona trail and North Canyon Trail, then proceeding East on the North Canyon Trail to the FR 631 continuing to FR 8910 Junction. South on the FR8910 to Saddle Mountain/ Nankoweap Trail. Then going west on the Saddle Mountain/Nankoweap Trail to FR610 continuing west on FR610 to the Junction of FR 610 and the Arizona Trail. Trails. All trails identified as the area perimeter and within the closed area, and...

Pole Creek Fire - September 18, 2018 Update (Pole Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:48
Pole Creek Fire - September 18, 2018 UpdateYesterday: A reprieve from seven continuous days of Red Flag conditions allowed air resources to aggressively attack the fire. With winds down slightly and visibility better, aircraft were able to drop more than 150,000 gallons of retardant on the fire. Helicopter bucket work effectively held the fire in check on the ridge above Covered Bridge. Containment increased to 23 percent, mostly in the southern portion of the fire near Highway 89 and along Highway 6, east of Thistle. Firefighters again worked on structure protection along Highway 6 and Highway 89, and in Wanrhodes, Covered Bridge, Diamond Creek, and Little Diamond Creek. No primary structures have been reported lost. The fire continued to move northwest in the Diamond Fork area. Night operations were bolstered with additional crews, engines, and equipment.Today: A Red Flag warning has been issued for high winds and low humidity for today and tomorrow. Southwest winds will gust up to...

Terwilliger Fire Update September 18, 2018 (Terwilliger Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:46
Northwest Incident Management Team 8, Incident Commander, Doug Johnson September 18, 2018 - 9:00 A.M. Special Announcements: A very large, weakened tree of approximately 50 inches in diameter fell across Aufderheide Scenic Byway, Forest Road 19 (FR 19), yesterday closing the road to all traffic. A large front-end loader was brought in to assist cutters in removing the tree so access for work could continue. Today, a specialized scaling contract operation will begin work along FR 19. The purpose is to identify and remove potential falling rock and fire weakened trees that are likely to come loose, fall or slide. This work must first be accomplished before other crews and work can continue along those segments of the road. Terwilliger Hot Springs will remain closed for public safety. Hazard trees around the hot springs will likely need to be felled in the coming months, we well as, trail reconstruction. Forest Service Road (FR) 19 remains closed to the public due to unsafe...

Ryan Fire Update - 09/18/2018 (Ryan Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:25
Ryan Fire UpdateSeptember 18, 2018 - 8:00 a.m.Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team BlackShane Greer, Incident CommanderInformation Center: (307) 314-9408Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.Additional Resources Arrive to Help Manage Ryan Fire Current Situation: On Monday, a combination of increased cloud cover and lighter winds helped to minimize growth of the Ryan Fire. Scattered showers fell on portions of the fire Monday afternoon. The fire, located 27 miles northwest of Walden, Colo., is burning on the Routt National Forest within Jackson County, Colo. and the Medicine Bow National Forest within Carbon County, Wyo. The Ryan Fire is currently 2,470 acres with no containment. The cause remains under investigation. Rocky Mountain Team Black assumed command of the Ryan Fire at 7:00 am on Tuesday morning. As firefighting resources continue to arrive, fire managers will assess the values at risk and identify a plan of action to prevent critical values from being adversely affected...

Martin Fire Area Closure Legal Description (Marten Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:23
Order Number: 04-03-585 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREST SERVICE BRIDGER-TETON NATIONAL FOREST BIG PIINEY RANGER DISTRICT Martin Creek Fire Emergency Area Closure PROHIBITIONS: Pursuant to Title 36 CFR 261.50 (a) and (b) the following acts are prohibited in the area, and on the roads and trails described in this Order, all within the Big Piney and Greys River Ranger Districts, Bridger-Teton National Forest. Going into or being upon the closure area which is closed for the protection of public health or safety. 36 CFR 261.53(e) 2. Being on roads described below. 36 CFR 261.54(a) 3. Being on trails described below. 36 CFR 261.55(a) EXEMPTIONS: Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50 (e) the following persons are exempt from this Order: 1. Persons with a permit specifically exempting them from the effect of this Order. 2. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an...

September 18, 2018 Update for Klondike Fire (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:21
Overview Klondike Fire West Zone Fire activity continued to be minimal yesterday with limited spread seen in the Indigo and Horse Sign Creek drainages. Helicopters played a large role in keeping growth in those areas minimal. Structure protection continues in the Silver Creek area. The weather forecast is calling for a drying trend that is expected to result in increased fire activity over the next several days. Gusty winds are also likely to be seen in the fire area. Firefighters are continuing to focus on mopping up and holding the fireline, as well as felling snags and fire-damaged trees along forest roadways. Road graders will continue repair work on the roads and contingency lines west of the fire perimeter. There are several hot spots along the 150 road that are being addressed. The Northwest Team 13 will be assuming command of the fire on Wednesday morning. The Southern Area Red Team has timed out after three weeks on the incident. Klondike Fire East Zone and Taylor Creek...

Bald Mountain Fire Update 9/18/18 AM (Bald Mountain Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:40
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Bull Draw Fire Update Sept 18, 2018 (Bull Draw Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:29
September 18, 2018 Over the last 48 hours the Bull Draw fire area saw an increase in overall wind activity along with warm and dry conditions. Seasonal leaf fall is attributing to additional available fuels in which the fire is spreading. These conditions lead to an additional 328 acres burned since the last update, bringing the total acreage to 32,084 as of Monday evening. Increased fire activity is expected today, which may produce additional visible smoke in surrounding areas. The public may encounter fire personnel actively involved in suppression operations, and should use caution to provide for public and firefighter safety. The public is also advised to slow down and take extreme caution when traveling along the Divide Road. A fire the size and complexity of the Bull Draw typically requires a “season-ending” event, such as heavy rain and/or snowfall, to be fully extinguished. Until then, responding fire personnel will continue to work diligently to contain the blaze,...

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