Wildland Fire

KNF-GRCA North Zone Fire Rx 2017-2018 (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:58
Grand Canyon, AZ., Oct. 30, 2017 – For Immediate Release. National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) fire managers, working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, anticipate initiating more prescribed fire (Rx) treatments as early as Wednesday as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest. Prescribed fires play an important role in decreasing risks to life, resources, and property. Fire managers carefully plan prescribed fires, initiating them only under environmental conditions that are favorable to assuring firefighter and visitor safety and to achieving the desired

Atlas Fire (Southern LNU Complex) (Napa County,Solano County) Started 10/08/2017, updated 10/31/2017

State - California - CALFIRE - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:30
Crews continue to mop-up and do tactical patrol throughout the fire area with unit resources assigned.

Bridge Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:21
The Bridge Fire was reported at 11:22 a.m. on Tuesday October 31, 2017. It began along Interstate-5 just north of the Pit River Bridge on Shasta Lake. It is now approximately 20 acres in size. A semi-truck carrying hay and travelling southbound on Interstate-5 caught fire when it passed by the Bridge Fire, and after it passed over the Pit River Bridge became fully engulfed on the south side of the bridge causing a secondary fire. All northbound and southbound Interstate-5 lanes are closed. Northbound is closed north of Fawndale exit (exit 689). Southbound is closed at the O'Brien exit (exit 695). Travelers should plan on taking alternative

Smoke Impacts and Wind Forecast for Nov. 1, 2017 (KNF-GRCA North Zone Fire Rx 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:15
20-foot winds are forecasted to come from the southwest at 10-to-15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.This means that smoke dispersion should be favorable and headed north/northeast. Smoke will be visible from various locations on the North and South rims, including Grand Canyon Village and Desert View, and Arizona Highways 64, 67 and 89A and US Highway 89. Additional smoke impacts may occur in the Marble Canyon, AZ and Page,

Norse Peak Hydrology Report (Norse Peak/American Fires BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:15
View the Norse Peak Hydrology Report here. You may also be interested in the Norse Peak Geology and Soils Reports.

Norse Peak Geology Report (Norse Peak/American Fires BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:05
Norse Peak Geology ReportObjectivesThe objectives of this report are to: 1. Identify debris flow hazards potentially affected by the fire. 2. Identify both emergency and long-term actions that could mitigate potential hazards. View the full report here and the USGS Preliminary Hazard Assessment (debris flow prediction model outputs) here.

[Planned] Parker Strip Pile Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 16:46
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn near Parker, Arizona. The area is 1/2 mile west of Parker Dam Road in the area of Bowmans Wash Road. The area is on the California side of the Colorado River. Burning is expected to be completed in two days and is being conducted to eliminate slash piles created during maintenance of the Imperial Dam Long Term Visitor Area. Removal of invasive vegetation in this area helps to reduce the threat of wildfire and provides safe access for firefighters and first responders in cases of emergency. Vegetation removal also improves the health of the riparian ecosystem by reducing the presence of weeds and invasive plants such as tamarisk (salt cedar). Residents and area visitors should expect some light smoke in the area during burn operations. Impacts from the smoke should be minimal and the piles are expected to burn quickly, with smoke dissipating a short period of time. The burn is not expected to...

Norse Peak Soils Report Final (Norse Peak/American Fires BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:54
Norse Peak Soils ReportObjectives: This purpose of this soil assessment is to: ● Summarize the soil types within the fire and briefly discuss the management importance of each type ● Describe the Soil Burn Severity (SBS) within the fire area ● Estimate soil erosion in watersheds determined sensitive to erosion and sediment transport ● Determine whether threat to soil productivity and threat of erosion constitute an emergency ● Determine any needed treatments ● Make recommendations to Forest management View the full report

Oak Ridge Under Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:45
On Wednesday November 1, and Thursday November 2, 2017 the Grindstone Ranger District of the Mendocino National Forest will conduct a 176 acre prescribed fire operation to by removing excess ground fuels on National Forest System lands. This will take place in the Log Springs area west of Paskenta near the M-4 road. The project start date is dependent upon several factors, such as favorable weather and site conditions. Along with the management and reduction of hazardous fuels making future fire suppression efforts safer, the purpose of this project is to enhance wildlife habitat. This will be done by removing conifer encroachment into hardwood stands, improving their health and vigor, and reducing the risk of successional wildfire. The fire will create smoke that may be visible from areas near Paskenta, and along the M4 road. Fire Managers will work with the Air Quality Management District to ensure compliance with air quality regulations and health and safety conditions. For...

Pile Burning on Alpine Ranger District (403 rd Pile Burning Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:24
The Alpine Ranger District on the Apache Sitgreaves National Forests will be conducting approximately one mile of roadside pile burning along forest roads 403, 403F and Highway 191, starting October 31 and continuing through November 9, weather permitting. The burn consists of old decadent slash piles left over from the Wallow salvage sale, which will be burned to allow for the regeneration of new seedlings and/or native grasses. Smoke may be visible from the communities of Alpine and Nutrioso, and from U.S. Highway 180/191. Motorists are advised to drive safely when approaching areas where prescribed fire activities may limit visibility and hinder fire personnel operations. All prescribed burns are approved through the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) before ignition begins. The ADEQ monitors air quality and determines whether or not it will be a good day for smoke dispersion. Although smoke from prescribed fire can still be noticeable, it is usually for a...

Angora Fire (El Dorado County) Started 6/24/2007, updated 10/31/2017

State - California - CALFIRE - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:56
All law enforcement restrictions have been lifted, including the limited re-entry of residence.

2017-10-30: Prescribed burns planned for week of October 30, 2017 (Fall 2017 Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:20
Flagstaff, Arizona — Two prescribed burn projects are planned this week on the Coconino National Forest, which will include the Flagstaff and Mogollon Rim ranger districts. Favorable weather and ventilation is forecasted during daytime hours, with winds predicted to transport and disperse smoke toward the northeast. Prescribed burns are always dependent upon weather and wind conditions, which can differ drastically across the forest. Prescribed burns are also subject to approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, so all or some of these burns could be canceled if conditions are not suitable. Flagstaff Ranger District Horseshoe Project When: Planned ignition will be Wednesday at about 9 a.m. The estimated duration of this project is two to three days (Nov.1-3). Where: The burn area is approximately three miles east of Kendrick Park, north of the San Francisco Peaks. (35°25'36.4"N 111°41'03.3"W) Size: Approximately 2,400 acres. Closures/Restrictions: None. Smoke...

Operations Resume on North Rim and Kaibab National Forest (KNF-GRCA North Zone Fire Rx 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 16:59
Grand Canyon, AZ., Oct. 30, 2017 – For Immediate Release. National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) fire managers, working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, anticipate initiating more prescribed fire (Rx) treatments as early as Wednesday as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest. Prescribed fires play an important role in decreasing risks to life, resources, and property. Fire managers carefully plan prescribed fires, initiating them only under environmental conditions that are favorable to assuring firefighter and visitor safety and to achieving the desired objectives. This week’s planned treatment areas are as follows: North Rim Slopes Rx: Fire managers treated approximately 1200 acres within the North Rim Slopes Rx unit last week and plan to use hand ignitions to treat up to 250 acres per day through...

Sequoia Lightning Fires (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 16:32
After an in-depth analysis of recent lightning-caused fires in the Jennie Lakes Wilderness and the Sequoia & Kings Canyon Wilderness, fire managers, along with Forest Service and National Park Service leadership, are now jointly monitoring three wildfires. A fourth wildfire, the Trail Fire, is being monitored by the Sequoia National Forest. These fires currently pose no threat to life, property, improvements, or infrastructure. All four fires are located in designated wilderness areas where fire has naturally occurred for thousands of years. By using this tactic, fire managers are greatly reducing the risk to firefighters by limiting exposure in rugged and remote areas of the forest and park. Additionally, both agencies are minimizing the use of firefighting resources during this critical time of year; allowing those resources to be available to respond to fires that do pose risks to life and property. The status of the four fires and their respective jurisdictions are: Comanche...

2017 Malheur NF Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 14:24
This prescribed fire incident has been established to provide public information on planned, active and completed prescribed burning for 2017 on the Malheur National Forest. Burning is planned on each of the three Districts on the Malheur NF: Blue Mountain District, office in John Day, OR Prairie City District, office in Prairie City, OR Emigrant Creek District, office in Hines, OR NEW! Prescribed Fire Activity Interactive Map Link (This interactive map is best viewed using Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer 9 or higher). The data represents the recently completed, active, upcoming, and out-year prescribed fire planning for the Malheur National Forest. All units have been analyzed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Burning typically takes place once all other activities described in the project analysis have been completed. Prescribed burning is highly dependent on precise weather and fuel conditions, and managers coordinate with...

Wilson Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:21
The Wilson Fire started Tuesday, Oct. 17 at approximately 03:43 AM near the Mount Wilson Observatory located within the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, Angeles National Forest. The area closure for the Wilson Fire was lifted Friday, Oct. 27. The fire remains at approximately 50 acres with 75 percent containment. Officials say the area, roads and trails in the vicinity of the Wilson Fire are open again because the potential for rapid growth has diminished. Jeffrey Vail, Angeles Forest Supervisor says, “The area is open again, but we encourage everyone to remain alert for possible hazards when in areas impacted by the fire or our response to it, such as rolling rocks and logs, dead standing trees and stump holes. Thank you for your support during the firefighting efforts on the Wilson Fire.”Incident personnel will continue restoration work in the fire area to repair impacts to trails and other features in addition to mopping up and reinforcing firelines.For more...

2017 SCOFMP Prescribed Burning (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:29
Ongoing Fall 2017 Prescribed Fire Projects Fire managers within South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) are utilizing the warm fall temperatures to continue withprescribed burning as weather and air conditions permit. Prescribed burns help decrease the threat of high-intensity, high-severity wildfires; reduce the risk of insect and disease outbreak; recycle nutrients that increase soil productivity; and improve wildlife habitat. The actual days of ignition for these burn projects will depend on several factors including appropriate humidity levels, wind speed and direction, temperature, and fuel moisture. Burns only occur on days when the Oregon Smoke Management Office indicates suitable weather conditions exist for smoke dispersal. Area residents and visitors may notice smoke on public lands in various areas during the next few months as part of the continued commitment to protect communities and natural resources from extreme wildfires. FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL...

The area closure for the Wilson Fire was lifted Friday, Oct. 27 (Wilson Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:15
The area closure for the Wilson Fire was lifted Friday, Oct. 27. The fire remains at approximately 50 acres with 70 percent containment. Officials say the area, roads and trails in the vicinity of the Wilson Fire are open again because the potential for rapid growth has diminished. Jeffrey Vail, Angeles Forest Supervisor says, “The area is open again, but we encourage everyone to remain alert for possible hazards when in areas impacted by the fire or our response to it, such as rolling rocks and logs, dead standing trees and stump holes. Thank you for your support during the firefighting efforts on the Wilson Fire.”Incident personnel will continue restoration work in the fire area to repair impacts to trails and other features in addition to mopping up and reinforcing firelines.For more information, see the forest website, www.fs.usda.gov/angeles

Fire crews continue to take advantage of prescribed burn opportunities (2017 Malheur NF Prescribed Fire Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:00
Officials on the northern portion of the Forest, Blue Mountain and Prairie City Ranger Districts, may continue with prescribed burning operations later this week. Conditions, such as weather and potential smoke impacts will be monitored closely throughout the week. Active project areas include, on the Prairie City Ranger District, Axe, Punch, and Lunch, and Cup (Galena area) on the Blue Mountain Ranger District. Both districts will continue monitoring units ignited over the past couple weeks. On the southern portion of the Forest, Emigrant Creek Ranger District officials will work through prescribed burning of brush piles at campgrounds, and evaluate conditions for broadcast prescribed burning.

Oakmont Fire (Central LNU Complex) (Sonoma County) Started 10/14/2017, updated 10/29/2017

State - California - CALFIRE - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 09:14
The Central LNU Complex is being managed in Unified Command by CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 and The City of Santa Rosa. To get information about the Oakmont Fire visit the Nuns Fire for more information. Resources: Sonoma County Fire Information Sonoma County Website CAL FIRE Structure Status Map Please note that damage assessment is still on-going. If a structure point does not appear on the map it may still have been impacted by the fires.

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