Wildland Fire

Fuego de Chetco Bar, 20 de Septiembre (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:21
Bomberos lograron contener el Incendio : 77% El 19 de Septiembre, 2017 a las 6:00 pm, el Equipo No. 1 para el Manejo de Incidente de la agencia de Great Basin, asumio el comando para la porcion del area Este de el Incendio de Chetco Bar. Este Incendio ya no va ha estar dividido en zonas. Todas las operaciones seran coordinadas por el Equipo No. 1 Great Basin. Las lluvias intermitentes y el clima mas fresco se presentara hasta el dia Miercoles. El fuego se vera reducido por temperaturas mas bajas y la alta humedad. Este fenomeno climatico permitira a los bomberos continuar re-enforzando y extendiendo las lineas de control. Se continua con el trabajo de supresion-rehabilitacion del fuego, donde los bomberos estan desmenuzando (rebajando) y reparando lineas a mano y de tractores. Para asegurar que el agua de lluvia no erosione el suelo, se han instalado barras de agua sobre las lineas de control. El trabajo de supresion-rehabilitacion se hace con el fin de que el Bosque reqgrese a su...

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

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:19
Crucifixion Creek, Strawberry Creek, & 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...

Crucifixion Creek Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:07
The Crucifixion Creek Fire was reported August 11, 2017 by an aerial detection flight. The fire is located in the Badger Two Medicine area on the Rocky Mountain Ranger District. The fire is in rough terrain of heavy timber and rocky, discontinuous vegetation. On 8 September 2017, a type 3 Incident Management Team assumed management responsibility for the Crucifixion Creek, Strawberry Creek, and Scalp fires. They will continue a confine and contain strategy. There are area closures now in effect in the fire area and many trails are closed as a result. Please see the Complex Closure Map for the North half of the Bob Marshall posted in inciweb for details. Prior large fire events from two years ago are present on the landscape east of the current fire activity. There is no immediate threat to any structures at this

News Release- Kootenai National Forest Fire Update for 09-20-2017 (Highway 200 Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:05
KOOTENAI NATIONAL FOREST FIRE UPDATE FOR SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 LIBBY, Mont. September 20, 2017 – This is the September 20 fire update on the fires that are still burning on the Kootenai National Forest. The Gibralter, Weasel, Caribou, West Fork Moose Peak, and Highway 200 Complex fires are detailed below. Firefighters will continue improving and patrolling containment lines and mop-up any hot spots. The Gibralter Ridge Fire is 12,938 acres and 27 percent contained. The Caribou Fire is 24,753 acres and 50 percent contained. The Weasel Fire is 3,925 acres and no report of containment. The West Fork Fire is 20,008 acres and 55 percent contained. The Moose Peak Fire is 13,854 acres and 67 percent contained. The Highway 200 Complex fires are a combined 47,118 acres and 35 percent contained for the entire complex. The fire acres and containment figures are estimated. With the cooler weather and recent precipitation, minimal fire activity has been reported on these fires. However, the...

Daily update to Crucifixion Creek, Strawberry Creek, and Scalp Fires 9/20 (Crucifixion Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:05
Wildfire Information Crucifixion Creek, Strawberry Creek, & 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 CREEK—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...

Klamath Prescribed Burning 2017-2018 (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:04
Although still engaged in the latter portion of the 2017 fire season, the Klamath National Forest would like our cooperators and public to know we are beginning preparations for fall prescribed burning. The 2017 fire season provided significant firefighting challenges. In order to meet future challenges in the most effective way possible, the Forest will continue to use prescribed burning as a tool in our mission to reduce build-up of hazardous fuels, restore forest ecosystems, and improve resiliency and safety of communities within the wildland urban interface. Planned projects include burning piles of stacked materials and low to moderate intensity understory burns of vegetation on the forest floor. The main goals of these projects are to reduce the severity of future wildfires and provide added protection for communities in the wildland urban interface. In addition, the burns will promote a diverse and more resilient forest, and improve habitat for wildlife. The burns will...

SR-410 Chinook Pass will reopen to thru-traffic at noon on Thursday, Sept. (Norse Peak Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:34
SR 410 Both Directions - SR-410 Chinook Pass will reopen to thru-traffic at noon on Thursday, Sept. 21. Fire crews are completing operations along the highway and pending more inspections, will tentatively reopen Thursday at noon. Please drive cautiously as fire crews will be monitoring areas along the SR 410 corridor.From milepost 65 to milepost

Illinois River Road Evacuation Update (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:29
JOSEPHINE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE SHERIFF DAVE DANIEL 1901 NE F St, Grants Pass, OR 97526 Office: (541) 474-5123 Fax: (541) 474-5114 E-mail: jocosheriff@co.josephine.or.us Release Date: 9/20/17 INCIDENT: Illinois River Road Evacuation Update REPORTING DEPUTY: C. Krauss DETAILS: Based on current weather and fire behavior, The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office and the Incident Command Team for the Chetco Bar Fire have decided the fire danger no longer warrants an imminent threat to the public and all evacuation levels for the residents of the Illinois River Road area have been dropped to level zero, effective 9/19/17 at 6:00 pm. The Forest Service forest closure will still be in effect until further notice as crews are still working in the area. The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the residents of Josephine County, especially those living in the rural parts of the County that we should all be in the Level 1 “Be Ready” mindset. Whether it...

Operations Briefing for Wednesday 9-20-17 (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:00
Wednesday, September 20th operations briefing for the Umpqua North Complex. Great Basin IMT #3 Planning Operations Section Chief Dan Gustafson talks about today's plan for work across the fire complex.Link to video of the Wednesday 9/20/17 Operations

Buck Fire Update September 20 (Buck Fire (CA) Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:56
Status Acres Burned: 3,400 Cause: Lightning Date/Time Reported: September 12, 2017 Time Reported: 6:45 p.m. Percent Contained: 18% Resources Crews: 10 Engines: 14 Helicopters: 3 Dozers: 6 Total Resources Assigned: 357 personnel Current Fire Situation: The Buck fire continues to burn in a mosaic pattern with most of the growth towards the northern and eastern edges of the fire. Despite receiving precipitation and the recent cooler damp weather, the fire is actively burning in the dry fuels on the forest floor with flame heights about one foot in height. The area’s thick understory and large snags are the largest contributors to the low intensity fire growth. The northern edge of the fire has reached Forest Service (FS) 28N44 Road and continues to burn towards White Rock Trailhead. The eastern edge continues to increase in size as spot fires burn towards the main body of fire. Fire crews continue to prepare for expanded fire growth by strengthening the northern edge along...

Evacuation levels dropped (Sawmill Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:40
Effective immediately: Pierce County has dropped the level 3 evacuation for Greenwater Area 4, FS 7160 eastbound on SR 410 to Crystal Mountain Blvd, to fire danger advisory level 1.All other awareness and evacuation levels in the Greenwater area, to include Gold Hills and Crystal Mountain Resort, have been lifted. Level 1 means be alert. Be aware. Danger exists in your area. Monitor local media for information.

Eagle Creek Fire - Morning Update 9/20/17 (Eagle Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:32
Eagle Creek September 20, 2017 10:00 a.m. Fire Information: 541-392-1632 (8 a.m.-8 p.m.) or eaglecreekfire2017@gmail.com Eagle Creek Fire Size: approximately 48,668 acres Eagle Creek Fire Containment: 46% Archer Fire Size: approximately 260 acresArcher Fire Containment: 100% Summary: Substantial rain fell across the fire yesterday, increasing total rain since Sunday to one and one half to three inches on lower elevations and three to six inches on the upper elevations. Most portions of the fire are in a smoldering state, with the exception of the northeast corner where minimal creeping has been observed. Only 3 acres of growth occurred in the past 24 hours. Smoke can still be seen in many areas and occasional torching may be seen. Crews continue to patrol and mop up hot spots along the perimeter. The fire camp at the Hood River County Fairgrounds near Odell was demobilized yesterday. A new Incident Command Post has been established in Cascade Locks at the Best Western...

Norse Peak American Sawmill Creek Fires Morning Update September 20, 2017 (Sawmill Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:27
Norse Peak Fire UpdateWednesday, September 20, 2017 – Morning UpdateCONTACT: Fire Information 509-658-2475 (7:30am.-7:30p.m.)https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5509/ NorsePeakFireINFO@gmail.comwww.facebook.com/NorsePeakFire/ Date Started: Aug. 11, 2017; Cause: Lightning; Acreage: 52,056 (Norse Peak), 3,853 (American), 1,061 (Saw Mill); Percent Completed: 80% (Norse Peak), 95% (American), 95% (Saw Mill).Total Personnel: 753, which includes 19 Crews, 35 Engines, 7 Helicopters, 1 Bulldozer, 5 Water Tenders.Fire Summary: The heaviest rain is expected on the western and northern side of the fire.Norse Peak Fire is having minimal fire growth with isolated pockets of slow surface spread in heavy vegetation under forest canopy. State Route 410 is being cleared of debris and hazardous trees are being removed. Thinning, to remove hazardous trees along Forest Road 1900 is almost complete.On this incident, 80% of the fireline will be indirect, or not directly adjacent to the fire’s edge. The...

Update Salmon August Complex Sept 20, 2017 (Salmon August Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:12
News Release Fire Information: 530-572-1136 salmonaugustcomplex@gmail.com https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5501/ Salmon-August Complex Update September 20, 2017 Date Started: August 13, 2017 Total Size: 65,875 acres Cumulative Containment: 55% Total Personnel: 805 Operational update: A cold front will pass across the Salmon August complex today. The Wallow Fire and Deep Fire are both expected to receive moderate rain, and areas above 6000-feet will see up to 2-inches of snow. Last night, the fire received 0.07-inch of rain. There will be gusty winds associated with this cold front which brings hazards to the fire crews as they work on mopping up and repairing the fire line. A standing dead tree that has been considerably weakened by intense fire poses a risk of falling, and is referred to as a snag. Crews will be mindful of these hazards as they patrol the fireline and continue scattering small diameter vegetative material over the...

Nash/Horse Creek Complex Update Weds, Sept 20 (Nash Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:54
Horse Creek Complex and Rebel FireUpdate for Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, 9 a.m.Fire Information: (541) 719-8371Online: inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/3860https//facebook.com/WillametteWildfires2017 Willamettewildfires2017@gmail.com Rebel Fire: 8,653 acres Horse Creek Complex: Olallie Lookout Fire, 1,572 acres; Roney Fire, 3,548 acres; Avenue Fire, 2,962 acres; Separation Fire, 17,747 acres; Nash Fire, 6,738 acres. Total all fires: 41,220 acres (The last IR flight was conducted on 9/15. No change in acreage has been measured since 9/15.) Current Resources: Personnel, 412; Crews, 7; Helicopters, 2; Engines, 26; Dozers, 2; Water Tenders, 6; Skidgens, 1. Weather: As of Tuesday afternoon, 2 ½ to 3 ½”of precipitation had fallen on the Horse Creek Complex and Rebel Fire. Snow fell at and above the 4,500 foot elevation, with a very heavy and wet 1-2” of snow/slush at Hoodoo Incident Command Post and deeper snow at higher elevations. Another 1 ½-2” of precipitation is forecast to arrive, but...

Update Potato Hill Fire Sept. 20, 2017 (Potato Hill Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:52
Whitewater Fire - including Little Devil, Scorpion, Clagett Lake, Slideout, Fire #296 (Section Line) French and Potato Hill FiresSeptember 20, 2017 Daily UpdateFire Information Line: 541-719-8371, willamettewildfires2017@gmail.comLocation: Willamette National ForestWillamette National Forest Closures: 541-225-6350, https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/willamette/alerts-noticesSize: 14,416 acres (total for reported fires) Containment: 43%Resources Assigned: 429 personnel (total for reported fires) Rain will continue this morning and turn to a snow/rain mixture by this afternoon. As a result, fire crews have transitioned from fire suppression to repair activities including road, trail and terrain repair and retrieval of equipment on the Little Devil, Whitewater and Scorpion Fires. Fire activity has been minimal since Monday. Weather creates a number of safety hazards for firefighters including slippery, impassible roads, difficulty navigating steep, rocky terrain and the possibility of hazard...

Alice Creek Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:47
This will be the last update for the Alice Creek Fire unless a need to post additional information arises.The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation will assume command of the Alice Creek Fire on Monday, September 18. As weather conditions allow, additional work on the fire will occur. If hot spots arise as the area dries out, firefighters will address the situation.Revised Forest Service Fire Area Closures are in effect as of September 15, 2017. Please see the closure orders under the "Closure" tab, and the maps that go with the closures under the "Maps" tab.By order of the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff, evacuation orders have been lifted. The Alice Creek Fire was discovered on July 22 in the Alice Creek Drainage, 16 miles northeast of Lincoln, Montana at 11 p.m. The fire start was likely a holdover lightning strike from a large thunderstorm that passed across the forest on July 14. Initial and extended attack efforts on the fire were not successful. The fire...

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