Wildland Fire

Road openings (Payette NF Prescribed Fire 2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 10:16
In preparation for prescribed fire, roads will be plowed open from Hwy 95 to the East Fork of the Weiser River. These include the 165 road, the 183 road and the 172

Pile burning near Bear (Payette NF Prescribed Fire 2018 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 10:10
The Council District will be burning 2 large landing piles 1 mile east of Bear, ID. Ignition is planned for 1200

Will you be a part of FEMA’s new strategic plan?

NFPA - Wildfire - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 09:17
I participated in a very brief update from FEMA, which was mainly a question and answer period about FEMA’s new strategic plan.  This new plan is part of FEMA’s long range plan to help create a more resilient nation.  There are 3
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Air Tankers Battle Fire on Santa Cruz Island (Santa Cruz Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 18:00
Ventura, CA —Four tankers are battling a fire that broke this afternoon at about 2:30 pm on Santa Cruz Island. The fire, driven by moderately strong winds, has grown from 20 to 100 acres in just three hours. The fire escaped from a prescribed small burn pile fire that had been set earlier this week. It started near the main ranch on The Nature Conservancy property. The National Park Service requested assistance to suppress the fire from the US Forest Service. The Los Padres National Forest dispatched four air tankers that arrived at the island shortly after 4:30 pm. They are aided on the ground by 11 National Park Service fire fighters. There are no reported structures at risk at this time and no injuries. As a precaution, 30 people, including eight campers, are being evacuated from the main ranch, Santa Cruz Island Reserve, Navy Site, and Del Norte campground via the park concessioner, Island Packers. Island Packers has cancelled all public trips to Santa Cruz Island for tomorrow,...

Chetco Bar Post-Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 16:50
A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team conducted an assessment of the Chetco Bar Fire between September 30 and October 11. The fire covered slightly over 190,000 acres within the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Gold Beach and Wild Rivers Ranger Districts, Bureau of Land Management, and Coos Bay Forest Protection lands. BAER is an emergency program aimed at managing imminent unacceptable risks to human life and safety, property, or critical natural and cultural resources from post-wildfire damaging events. The primary purpose of the BAER program is to assess and prevent damage from rain events on burned areas.Natural resource specialists conduct field surveys and use science-based models to rapidly assess watersheds on all lands, then inventory values at risk and determine the need for emergency measures and treatments on National Forest lands. Team members closely assess the watersheds for post-fire rain related impacts such as increased flooding, debris flow potential,...

Chetco Bar Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 16:43
As of 10/20/17 this page will no longer be updated. A final daily update was produced and posted on 10/20. If significant events occur then a press release will be created and posted on the Rogue River - Siskiyou National Forest FaceBook and Twitter pages. When closure order changes occur the information will be posted to the Forest website as well as social media. For the 10/20 update click the "News" link above.On October 18th, the Chetco Bar Fire transitioned from a Type 3 to a Type 4 organization. The Incident Command Post (ICP) remains at the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Gold Beach Ranger District office.Pacific Northwest Type 1 Team 2 transferred command of the Chetco Bar Fire to a Type 3 organization on October 6th at 8 p.m. The Type 3 organization established the ICP at the Ranger District office. The previous ICP on Shopping Center Avenue and the camp located on the south end of Brookings is closed. Closures: An area closure remains in effect for portions of the...

Klamath National Forest Prescibed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 16:02
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 take place on the Salmon/Scott River, Happy Camp/Oak Knoll and Goosenest Ranger Districts between now and June 2018. The actual dates of ignition will depend on local weather and fuel conditions. All prescribed...

Pingree Hill Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:01
Pingree Hill Prescribed Burn: Located north of Highway 14, east of Rustic. Over 500 acres of this 2,027 acre burn took place between 2014 and 2016.95 acres were burned in Fall 2017.If burning were to occur this winter, it would likely be when south facing slopes have little to no snow cover. Appropriate conditions must be met before ignition of prescribed burns can take place. Fire managers are carefully monitoring these conditions, including a favorable weather forecast (temperature, wind, precipitation, etc.), fuel moisture, smoke dispersal and staffing. Weather is monitored throughout the burn and burning will be halted if conditions fall outside of the required conditions. In ideal conditions, as many as 500 acres could be burned in one day. The goal of the burn is to reduce hazardous fuels and improve wildlife habitat. Work has already taken place within this project area to help ensure the burn stays within its identified perimeter. The burn will be staffed appropriately with...

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