Wildland Fire

Fuego de Lago Christine, 11 de Julio, 2018 (Lake Christine Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 13:02
Linea de Informacion de Incendio: 970-510-0705 Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5895/ Informacion Evacuacion de Emergencia: Facebook.com/EagleCountySO, Facebook.com/GarcoSheriff Comandante de Incidente: Mike Almas, Northern Rockies Incident Management Team Medida: 6,285 acres Containimiento: 43% Causa: Humano Localidad: Approximamente 1 milla noroeste de Basalt, Colorado Structuras Perdida: 3 Personal en total: 387 personas, incluyendo 6 equipos de mano, 15 camiones de bombero, 3 maquinas de tanque de agua, 5 helicopteros El incindio de Christine del Lago empensaron la noche del 3 de Julio, y acausa de extrema sequia de la vegetacion, humedad muy bajo, y mucho viento, el incendio crecio rapido la noche del 4 de Julio. Eso fue un amaneza a las communidades de El Jebel and Basalt, Colorado. Martes, 10 de Julio, bomberos estan continuando mejorar la linea completado el lado oeste y sur perimetro. El dentro esta linea, bomberos estan rejillando el dentro la linea...

7/11/2018 AM Update Weston Pass Fire (Weston Pass Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:05
July 11, 2018 AM Update Weston Pass Updates will now be published once a day. Facebook and Inciweb will be updated during the day as needed. Weather Humidity recovery only reached the mid 40s last night. Sunny skies in the morning will bring temperatures to the mid 70s with some clouds moving in late morning. Low humidity will be in the mid 20s with winds out of the east 8-13 mph. Isolated showers and thunderstorm activity will begin around 11:00 AM. Winds near thunderstorms will be gusty and erratic, with gusts up to 35 mph. Current Situation Conditions continue to allow firefighters to safely access the fire in the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness (BPW) area; warming drying trends will allow more fuel to burn, especially in the afternoon. Containment lines and aerial bucket drops will limit fire spread. This fuel condition will provide the possibility of visible smokes from within the interior of the fire. Fire personnel will be monitoring fire behavior with lookouts and aircraft....

7/11/18 Morris Creek Fire Update (Morris Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:48
Low Relative Humidity Increased Fire Behavior YesterdayLocation: 15 miles west of Miami, New Mexico, in Colfax County Start Date: June 29, 2018 Cause: Lightning Size: Approximately 1,620 Acres Percent Contained: 60% Vegetation: Timber, closed timber litter, grass Resources Assigned: 191 personnel Incident Commander: Dave Gesser Type 2 SW Incident Management Team #3 Incident Commander Summary: The Morris Creek Fire, burning on the UU Bar Ranch, Philmont Scout Ranch, and State Land. Warm and dry conditions continued over the fire area yesterday. With increased activity increased on the north flank, one spot fire was detected across Rayado Creek. Yesterday was one of the busiest day for helicopter bucket work and was instrumental in moderating fire spread and keeping fire from making a run up the north side of Rayado Creek. The west, south, and east perimeter showed minimal activity. Firefighters identified and assessed all structures within our delegated area. ...

Georges Fire morning update for 07/11/18 (Georges Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:27
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 interior pockets of timber surrounded by rock. Firefighters continue to...

Martin Fire Update July 11, 2018 (Martin Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:25
Yesterday, the fire remained active under the combination of high temperatures, low humidity and variable, breezy winds. The fire was active in unburned islands within the fire perimeter, however, resources continue to make tremendous progress increasing the containment percentage. East Zone: Resources will monitor and secure the fires edge to prevent the fire from crossing the Owyhee River. They will also be mopping up hotspots and protecting unburned islands within the fire perimeter. Suppression repair work is being initiated on certain portions of the fireline that has been deemed secure. Today fire behavior could become active due to moderate relative humidity recovery overnight. West Zone: A small contingent of firefighters worked throughout the night to advance lines along the eastern, northern and southern boundaries. Hotshot crews spiked out overnight on the western boundary where challenging terrain requires handline rather than dozer lines for...

July 11, 2018 - Lake Christine Fire Daily Update (Lake Christine Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:12
Lake Christine Fire July 11, 2018 Daily Update 9:00 a.m. Fire Information Line: 970-510-0705 Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5895/ Follow Emergency Evacuation Information on: Facebook.com/EagleCountySO, Facebook.com/GarcoSheriff Incident Commander: Mike Almas, Northern Rockies Incident Management Team Size: 6,285 acres Containment: 43% Cause: Human-caused Location: Approximately 1 mile northwest of Basalt, Colorado Structures destroyed: 3 Total Personnel: 387, including 6 hand crews, 15 engines, 3 water tenders, and 5 helicopters The Lake Christine Fire was first reported the evening of July 3rd. Extremely dry fuels, single digit relative humidity, and thunderstorms with strong outflow winds contributed to significant fire growth on the Fourth of July, which threatened the communities of El Jebel and Basalt, Colorado. Tuesday, July 10, crews continued to hold and improve completed handline along the fire’s southern and western...

North Spring Fire Update - July 11, 2018 (Spring Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:33
Summary: Structure protection specialists continue to patrol repopulated areas. Smoke could be seen inside the fire perimeter as remaining islands of vegetation were consumed. The western edge of the fire showed less intensity and crews were able to take a more direct attack along the fire edge while structure protection specialists continued working to secure houses west of County Road 572. Weather: Temperatures today will be in the mid-seventies to mid-eighties. Winds will be out of the southwest in the morning, but change to southeast as the day progresses. Isolated thunderstorms, strong gusty winds and lightning are possible in the afternoon. Current Situation: Firefighters will be conducting ongoing operations while emergency crews work to restore power and essential services to the area. While traveling through the area, please slow down when driving, remain attentive, and use caution around crews so they can safely do their work. Residents should be aware that smoke will...

Spring Fire North - July 10, 2018 (Spring Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:29
Summary: Structure protection specialists continue to patrol repopulated areas. Smoke could be seen inside the fire perimeter as remaining islands of vegetation were consumed. The western edge of the fire showed less intensity and crews were able to take a more direct attack along the fire edge while structure protection specialists continued working to secure houses west of County Road 572. Weather: Temperatures today will be in the mid-seventies to mid-eighties. Winds will be out of the southwest in the morning, but change to southeast as the day progresses. Isolated thunderstorms, strong gusty winds and lightning are possible in the afternoon. Current Situation: Firefighters will be conducting ongoing operations while emergency crews work to restore power and essential services to the area. While traveling through the area, please slow down when driving, remain attentive, and use caution around crews so they can safely do their work. Residents should be aware that smoke will...

Badger Creek Fire Update - July 11, 2018 (Badger Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:21
Badger Creek Fire Update Wednesday, July 11, 2018 SW Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team 1, Incident Commander Willy Watsabaugh Badger Creek Fire Statistics: Start Date: June 10, 2018 Start Location: 2 miles NW of Mountain Home, WY Approximate size: 21,310 acres Approximate containment: 90% Cause: Under Investigation Assigned Personnel: 144 Current Situation: Incident Commander Willy Watsabaugh and his team took command of the Badger Creek Fire today at 06:30 a.m. The team will be working closely with existing fire resources and overhead to implement current fire operations and procedures. Having these fire resources transfer over to the new team will assist with a smooth transition. Additional fire resources will be arriving in the following days. The Badger Creek Fire still remains a full suppression fire to protect values at risk. Watsabaugh’s team will implement strategies and tactics with the highest probability of success to achieve that objective. ...

Little Camas Fire Update 7/11/18 (Little Camas Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 09:41
Little Camas Fire Update 7/11/2018 8:00 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 499-2862 littlecamas2018@gmail.com There was no significant fire behavior or fire growth yesterday as containment lines around the fire perimeter were tested by winds gusting around 28 mph. Due to diminishing fire behavior and the success of mop-up operations, there will be significant demobilization of resources from the Little Camas Fire today. Some resources had already been released yesterday to assist in suppression efforts on Ryegrass Coulee Fire (near Vantage, WA) and Beaver Creek Fire (near Leavenworth, WA). Operations today will continue to focus on reinforcing containment lines and mopping up the fire’s edge. Some residual heat within the northeast corner will receive additional water drops from helicopters, since the terrain is too steep for ground resources to safely access the area. The weather over the fire area is expected to become increasingly hot and dry, with temperatures around 85°...

Spring Creek (South) Fire Update - July 11 (Spring Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 09:29
Spring ck Fire Update (south)July 11, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team BlackShane Greer, Incident Commander Information Center: 719-695-9573Media line: 719-695-0091Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.Special notes: The fire acreage is 107,967. Containment is 77%. (An infrared flight was not able to fly last night to record a current assessment.)Current Situation: Yesterday and last night, crews completed the last section of containment in Division Z, thus, the entire perimeter of the southern portion of the Spring Fire is now contained. There is minimal activity over the south end of the fire, with mostly creeping and smoldering behavior. There are still islands of unconsumed fuels; smoke and some flame may be visible if these areas burn. Fuels remain dry and susceptible to ignition outside of the burn perimeter. In the interior of Divison A, there is still some heat present in the Forbes subdivision. Firefighters continue checking for and mitigating hot spots....

Owl Fire Update for July 11, 2018 (Owl Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 09:25
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: 142 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 fuels will continue to hold heat until substantial rainfall over the area. The fire perimeter is currently 63% contained. 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. Suppression repair continues on all divisions. Air resources are assigned to the incident. Fire Behavior: Fire behavior has been low due to precipitation over the fire area and high overnight recoveries. Fire spread is primarily to the north and east, and...

Dollar Ridge Morning Fire Update July 11 (Dollar Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 09:22
Yesterday's Activity: Firefighters were able to take advantage of favorable weather conditions yesterday and continue their efforts to strengthen existing containment lines and establish sections of new line. The fire is now at 50% containment, with the majority of that being along the northern flank of the fire. Helicopters used retardant to pre-treat containment lines on the western flank of the fire in preparation of firing operations in that area if needed. There are now two remote fire camps (spike camps) on the edge of the fire area; one on the northern flank and one on the south. These spike camps are closer to the fire area which allows the firefighters more time on the line and lessens their exposure on the highway. Today’s Expected Activity: Today, crews will patrol containment lines and continue to put out any hot spots that remain to ensure that the fire will not spot across the fire line. If needed, they may burn out in these areas to reduce dense stands of vegetation...

Daily Smoke Report for Tuesday - July 11 (Dollar Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 08:54
FireScattered rainfall, increased humidity, and cloud cover havecontinued to reduce fire activity. Winds will be from the west.Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to remainin the area. Thunderstorms can produce gusty and erraticwinds that increase fire activity.SmokeThe pattern from the last several days will continue. Withnighttime winds, smoke under the nightly inversion hasdispersed. Fire activity and smoke production may increase asconditions warm and dry out, but the smoke should lift anddisperse to the east. Expect similar conditions tomorrowdepending on fire activity and smoke production.Notes:A replacement smoke monitor was installed in Duchesne onTuesday and it began reporting data at

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NFPA - Wildfire - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 07:07
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Evening Update July 10, 2018 (Valley Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 23:27
VALLEY FIRE UPDATE Date: July 10, 2018 Time: 1830 Fire Information Line: (909) 383-5688 http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5900/ 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: 13% Expected Containment: 7/21/2018 Injuries: 4 Structures Threatened: 0 Structures Destroyed: 0 Structures Damaged: 0 RESOURCES Engines: 13 Water Tenders: 1 Helicopters: 10 Air Tankers: 0 Hand Crews: 16 Dozers: 1 Other: 60 Total Personnel: 650 Cooperating Agencies: BLM, NPS, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Emergency Services, San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Service, CALTRANS, San Bernardino County Animal Control, American Red Cross, Southern California Edison SITUATION Current Situation: ...

Chev Fire - July 10, 2018 (Chev Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 22:27
WHITE MOUNTAIN ZONE TYPE 3 INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM Chris Johnson, Incident Commander Chev Fire – July 10, 2018 Discovered: Monday, July 9, 2018 Location: 30 miles south of Winslow, Arizona Percent contained: 0% Size: 108 acres Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Pinyon-Juniper Personnel Assigned: 131 Update: The lightning ignited Chev Fire was first spotted at 10:50 a.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018 on the edge of West Chevelon Canyon on the Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. White Mountain Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team, Incident Commander Chris Johnson was mobilized and took over control of the Chev Fire this morning. The fire is burning in rugged terrain approximately one mile southwest of the Babbit Winter Ranch. The fire quickly grew to 50 acres on Monday afternoon, exhausting available resources which were spread thin due to 38 additional lightning caused fires ignited on the forest over the past few days. Initial attack on the...

7/10/2018 PM Weston Pass Fire Update (Weston Pass Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 22:23
Weston Pass Fire Information 719-966-7842Call Center Hours: 8 AM - 8 PM E-mail: 2018_copsf_westonpass@firenet.govIncident Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5876/Social Media: www.facebook.com/westonpassfire/ July 10, 2018 PM UpdateThe Park County Sheriff’s office lifted the evacuation for Campground of the Rockies (CORA) at 7:00 PM tonight.Current acreage is 13,023; containment on the fire is 64%. WeatherSunshine this morning brought temperatures to a high of 79°. As of 2:00 PM minimum humidity 21%, winds 7-11 mph from the ENE gusting to 19 mph. Thunderstorm activity will last until 11:00 PM producing moderate rain, small hail and occasional cloud-to-ground lightning over the fire. Winds near thunderstorms will be gusty and erratic, with gust up to 30 mph. Current SituationConditions continued to allow firefighters to safely access the fire in the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness (BPW) area, however, aircraft were grounded during thunderstorms due to gusty winds.Firefighters on...

Georges Fire Evening Update for July 10, 2018 (Georges Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 21:55
Lone Pine, CA, July 10, 2018 - The Georges Fire (lightning-caused) has grown to an estimated 2,883 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. Today, fire crews continued their suppression efforts on the southern flank of the fire, due to concern for the Whitney Portal area. Smoke columns in the northwest area of the fire were visible today primarily due to fire burning interior pockets of timber surrounded by rock. Good progress was made along the southern and northern flanks as the fire was held within containment lines. Thick brush in steep terrain along the western flank is a challenge for crews. Crews were made aware of the potential for thunderstorms in the area. There are 640 personnel currently assigned to the incident, including 19 crews, 31 engines, 4 dozers, 8 helicopters, 2...

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