Wildland Fire

Final Update: Type III team winding down, winds moving ash (Tinder Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 15:35
HAPPY JACK, Ariz., May 12, 2018, For Immediate Release – The Type III team managing the Tinder Fire will be winding down Saturday and releasing more resources as the incident will transition to a as a Type IV incident Sunday.There is still some fire activity throughout the interior of the fire, but the smoke is starting to subside. The wind is blowing strong across the Mogollon Rim and is mixing cold ash from the fire with its dust creating a haze locally in the Blue Ridge Communities. Southwest winds are moving what is left of the smoke, dust and ash to the northeast toward Winslow and if the wind subsides during evening hours the smoke may settle into the Blue Ridge Communities and lower level areas until temperatures from overnight warm up a bit. The public will likely see residual smoke from this fire for several weeks, as tree stumps and other forest fuels continue to smolder until a significant amount of rainfall extinguishes them completely. Coconino County has issued a...

Avian Complex Daily Update May 12, 2018 (AVIAN COMPLEX Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 11:07
May 12, 2018 Avian Complex 69,159 acres, 5% contained, 336 personnel, 8 helicopters, 3 single engine air tankers, 3 fixed wing aircraft and 19 engines Buzzard Fire: 51,024 acres, 8% contained Flamingo Fire: 9,794 acres, 5% contained Curlew Fire: 8,339 acres, 15% contained Vulture Fire: 1 acre, 100% contained Caracara Fire: 1 acre, 100% contained Previous operational period: Yesterday, the Flamingo and Buzzard Fires made significant runs and produced substantial smoke columns. Because of increased fire activity, the Avian Complex has grown by more than 21,000 acres over the last two days. Firefighters continued strategic firing operations to secure private structures and provide safe access routes. Crews observed little fire activity on the Curlew Fire and continued mop-up operations along Loop Road. The Vulture and Caracara Fires remained inactive. Planned action: Lower temperatures and higher humidity are expected today; however, fuels inside the containment lines remain critically...

Closures (Missoula County Floods Flood)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 11:00
An evacuation ORDER is now in effect for the following areas: Tower Street, North of 3rd StreetKehrwald DriveChannel DriveNancy Lou DriveKeck Street and Stone Street – North of Flamingo DriveSchmidt RoadOff Mullan RoadSouth Harpers Bridge RoadHamel RoadUnder the Reserve Street Bridge Road Closures: Tower Street will be closed to all trafficNancy Lou Drive will be closed to all trafficStone Street, N. of Flamingo Drive will be closed to all trafficSchmidt Road will be closed to all trafficHarpers Bridge Road -Hamel Road Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks have closed the following sites on the Clark Fork: Sha-RonKelly Island (all access points)KonaDeep CreekHarpers Bridge Fishing Access Sites (FASs)Council Grove State

2018-5-12 Update McDannald Fire (and Mallard) (McDannald Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:51
Mallard and McDannald Fires Update Saturday May 12, 2018 Fire Information Line: 432-558-8311 Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5790/ Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5773/ Email: MallardFire2018@gmail.com Email: McdannaldFire@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/texasforestservice/ Twitter @AllHazardsTFS: https://twitter.com/AllHazardsTFS The Mallard and McDannald Fires are being managed by the Southern Area Red Incident Management Team in unified command with the Texas A&M Forest Service. Mike Dueitt (Red Team Incident Commander) joined Texas A&M Forest Service Incident Commander Rich Gray in unified command of the Mallard Fire on Saturday May 12 at 0700. The Mallard Fire is in Armstrong County. Size: 47,407 acres Location: Approximately 25 miles southeast of Amarillo 10 miles south of Claude, Texas County: Armstrong Start Date: May 8, 2018 Containment: 15% Cause: Unknown Total Personnel: 140 Large helicopters: 2 Small helicopters: 1 Single-engine air...

2018-5-12 Update McDannald (and Mallard) Fire (McDannald Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:46
The Mallard and McDannald Fires are being managed by the Southern Area Red Incident Management Team in unified command with the Texas A&M Forest Service. Mike Dueitt (Red Team Incident Commander) joined Texas A&M Forest Service Incident Commander Rich Gray in unified command of the Mallard Fire on Saturday May 12 at 0700. The Mallard Fire is in Armstrong County. Size: 47,407 acres Location: Approximately 25 miles southeast of Amarillo 10 miles south of Claude, Texas County: Armstrong Start Date: May 8, 2018 Containment: 15% Cause: Unknown Total Personnel: 140 Large helicopters: 2 Small helicopters: 1 Single-engine air tankers: 5 Engines: 4 Dozers: 6 The Mallard Fire started on Tuesday May 8. The fire is located on the JA Ranch and in Mulberry Canyon to the north. The fire is burning in rugged terrain with cedar, mesquite and grass for fuel. Yesterday’s Activities: The fire grew by over 20,000 acres between Thursday and Friday. Firefighters worked to contain a 180-acre portion...

2018-5-12 Update Mallard (and McDannald) Fire (Mallard Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:35
Mallard and McDannald Fires Update Saturday May 12, 2018 Fire Information Line: 432-558-8311 Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5790/ Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5773/ Email: MallardFire2018@gmail.com Email: McdannaldFire@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/texasforestservice/ Twitter @AllHazardsTFS: https://twitter.com/AllHazardsTFS The Mallard and McDannald Fires are being managed by the Southern Area Red Incident Management Team in unified command with the Texas A&M Forest Service. Mike Dueitt (Red Team Incident Commander) joined Texas A&M Forest Service Incident Commander Rich Gray in unified command of the Mallard Fire on Saturday May 12 at 0700. The Mallard Fire is in Armstrong County. Size: 47,407 acres Location: Approximately 25 miles southeast of Amarillo 10 miles south of Claude, Texas County: Armstrong Start Date: May 8, 2018 Containment: 15% Cause: Unknown Total Personnel: 140 Large helicopters: 2 Small helicopters: 1...

Tinder fire update: Firefighters staged for structure protection (Tinder Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 18:25
HAPPY JACK, Ariz., May 11, 2018, For Immediate Release – About a hundred hard-working firefighters are staged to support suppression of any part of the fire trying to leave the protection lines in the 50 mph wind gusts Friday near the Blue Ridge communities at the Tinder Fire. The local National Weather Service has predicted a breezy day, averaging 20 mph, with high gusts. The number of personnel assigned to the fire remain at approximately 100, with a dozer being the only resource leaving the fire operation since yesterday. Southwest winds are predicted to move smoke to the northeast toward Winslow and if the wind subsides during evening hours the smoke may impact Blue Ridge Communities. The public will likely see residual smoke from this fire for several weeks, as tree stumps and other forest fuels continue to smolder until a significant amount of rainfall extinguishes them completely. Coconino County has issued a “Set” stage for the southeastern-most division of Mogollon...

Tye River Wildfire Update 5/11/18 7:00 PM (Tye River Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 18:00
Tye River Fire WILDFIRE UPDATE Link to Fire Information: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5783/ Public Information Officer: Genny Kotyk (540) 418-5660 TyeRiverFireInfo@gmail.com USDA Forest Service George Washington & Jefferson National Forests Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts Friday, May 11, 2018 7:00 pm Location The Tye River Fire is located on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, approximately 3 miles east of Vesuvius. Counties Augusta and Rockbridge Counties, VA Estimated Acreage Approximately 1,716 acres, including approximately 432 acres within the St. Mary’s Wilderness. This slight growth in size occurred within St. Mary’s Wilderness near Big Spy Mt. and is due to the warm temperatures and drier conditions. Containment The fire is currently 60% contained. No structures are threatened at this time. Cause and Date Started The cause was a vehicle fire on VA Hwy 56, that quickly spread northeast onto...

2018-5-11 Update MMcDannald Fire (and Mallard) (McDannald Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 16:56
Mallard and McDannald Fires Update Friday May 11, 2018 Fire Information Line: 432-558-8311 Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5790/ Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5773/ Email: MallardFire2018@gmail.com Email: McdannaldFire@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/texasforestservice/ Twitter @AllHazardsTFS: https://twitter.com/AllHazardsTFS The Mallard and McDannald Fires are being managed by the Southern Area Red Incident Management Team in unified command with the Texas A&M Forest Service. Mike Dueitt (Red Team Incident Commander) will join Texas A&M Forest Service Incident Commander Rich Gray in unified command of the Mallard Fire on Friday May 12 at 0700. The Mallard Fire is in Armstrong County. Size: 20,000 acres Location: Approximately 25 miles southeast of Amarillo 10 miles south of Clyde, Texas County: Armstrong Start Date: May 8, 2018 Containment: 15% Cause: Unknown Total Personnel: 64 Large helicopters: 2 Small helicopters: 2...

2018-5-11 Update Mallard Fire (Mallard Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 16:32
Mallard and McDannald Fires Update Friday May 11, 2018 Fire Information Line: 432-558-8311 Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5790/ Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5773/ Email: MallardFire2018@gmail.com Email: McdannaldFire@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/texasforestservice/ Twitter @AllHazardsTFS: https://twitter.com/AllHazardsTFS The Mallard and McDannald Fires are being managed by the Southern Area Red Incident Management Team in unified command with the Texas A&M Forest Service. Mike Dueitt (Red Team Incident Commander) will join Texas A&M Forest Service Incident Commander Rich Gray in unified command of the Mallard Fire on Friday May 12 at 0700. The Mallard Fire is in Armstrong County. Size: 20,000 acres Location: Approximately 25 miles southeast of Amarillo 10 miles south of Clyde, Texas County: Armstrong Start Date: May 8, 2018 Containment: 15% Cause: Unknown Total Personnel: 64 Large helicopters: 2 Small helicopters: 2 Single-engine...

89E Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 15:02
Around 1pm, Friday, May 11th, fire crews responded to a brush fire burning off the 89A at milepost 322, just 9 miles south of Chino Valley. The fire is burning through dry vegetation, including grasses and brush, and being fanned by the gusty winds. Structures are threatened, and fire personnel are working with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office to evacuate residents along N. Poquito Valley Road, just north of Acre Way. The fire is estimated to be 500 acres. Fire personnel, including engines and hand crews are working to stop the fire. Air support has also been ordered and is enroute. SR 89 is restricted to traffic between MM 320-323. For evacuation information, please contact the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office at

Mallard (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 13:29
The Mallard Fire started on May 8, 2018. Local fire departments and Texas A&M Fire Department responded with initial attack. On May 12, at 7am, the Southern Area Red Incident Management Team will join unified command with Texas A&M Firest Service to manage this

Having fun completing wildfire safety projects on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

NFPA - Wildfire - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 13:09
  Photo shared by April Hale from Stevensville, Montana    People are telling us what they did on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.  The best part of their incredible stories are the fact that they had fun, while at the same
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Avian Complex Daily Update May 11, 2018 (AVIAN COMPLEX Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:18
May 11, 2018 Avian Complex 48,099 acres, 6% contained, 334 personnel, 7 helicopters, 3 single engine air tankers, 3 fixed wing aircraft and 17 engines Buzzard Fire: 34,854 acres, 5% contained Flamingo Fire: 6,637 acres, 11% contained Curlew Fire: 6,606 acres, 14% contained Vulture Fire: 1 acre, 100% contained Caracara Fire: 1 acre, 100% contained Previous operational period: Yesterday, very high fire behavior was observed on the Buzzard and Flamingo Fires. Aggressive, high rates of spread and flame lengths occurred on the Buzzard Fire with spotting distances of up to 0.5 miles in the afternoon. The fire made a significant run towards the west and southwest. Crews engaged in strategic fire operations to secure structures and to prepare safe access routes. The Curlew Fire was moderately active as crews began mop-up operations on the fire edge along Loop Road. All three fires produced significant smoke columns. The Vulture and Caracara Fires remained inactive. Planned action: High...

May 11, 2018 Prescribed Fire Activity Update (2018 Malheur NF Prescribed Fire Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:00
On the northern half of the forest, fire officials are currently holding and monitoring prescribed ignitions from earlier this week. Crews will begin to prepare for the next window for ignitions. Active project areas include Damon, Starr, Galena, Knox and 16 Road. On the south half, crews are preparing the Silvies project area for plans to ignite next week, followed by the George project area. The specific dates of each burn is dependent on many variables including resource availability, current and predicted weather, and smoke management constraints.

Tinder fire update: Fire crews in place for the windy days (Tinder Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 16:32
HAPPY JACK, Ariz., May 10, 2018, For Immediate Release – Coconino National Forest and Arizona State Forestry personnel are holding the northeast section of the Tinder Fire as the winds arrive today and continue into the weekend.Helicopter efforts from yesterday appear to be suppressing any spread in the northeast section of the fire. Ground crews are in place to extinguish any fire which may try to jump the current fire lines or create a spot fire outside of them. Southwest winds are predicted to move smoke to the northeast toward Winslow and will impact Blue Ridge Communities during evening hours. The strong afternoon winds may increase fire activity and thicken the smoke. The public will likely see residual smoke from this fire for several weeks, as tree stumps and other forest fuels continue to smolder until a significant amount of rainfall extinguishes them completely. Coconino County has issued a “Set” stage for the southeastern-most division of Mogollon Ranch, and...

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