Wildland Fire

12-28-2017 Daily Update Thomas Fire (Thomas Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 10:17
December 28, 2017 8:00AM Start Date: December 4, 2017 Cause: Under Investigation Size: 281,893 acres Containment: 91% Personnel: 655 Structures Destroyed: 1,063 Structures Damaged: 280 Current Situation: Yesterday evening, Operations Section Chief Alex McBath summed up today’s plan for the Thomas Fire as, “patrol, mop up, and hold what we’ve got.” The fire has little active heat. Identified heat sources have been well inside of the fire perimeter. No forward progress of the fire is expected. Visitors are encouraged to make plans to enjoy Santa Barbara, Ventura, and surrounding areas during the upcoming holiday weekend. Businesses are open and eager to serve the public. Please be aware some sections of the Los Padres National Forest remain closed for public safety. Reduced fire activity means there is little smoke. Firefighters remain vigilant in monitoring fire lines and are ready to respond when needed. We advise extra caution when driving. When describing yesterday’s...

From the USFS: Los Padres National Forest names new forest supervisor (Thomas Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 13:41
U.S. Forest ServicePacific Southwest RegionLos Padres National Forest 6750 Navigator Way Goleta, California 93117 News ReleaseFor Immediate ReleaseDecember 27, 2017Media Contact: Andrew Madsen (805) 961-5759 andrewmadsen@fs.fed.uswww.facebook.com/lpnfTwitter: @LosPadresNFLos Padres National Forest names new forest supervisorGOLETA, Calif. – U.S. Forest Service officials announced the selection of Kevin Elliott as the new forest supervisor for the Los Padres National Forest. Elliott succeeds Bob Baird, who was promoted in May to become the director of Fire and Aviation Management within the Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Regional headquarters in Vallejo. Elliott currently serves as the forest supervisor for the Sequoia National Forest in Porterville, a position he has held since 2011. During his 37 years with the Forest Service, Elliott has worked in national forests in Utah, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, as well as out of the agency’s Washington D.C....

12-27-2017 Daily Update Thomas Fire (Thomas Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 10:42
December 27, 2017 8:00AM Start Date: December 4, 2017 Cause: Under Investigation Size: 281,620 acres Containment: 89% Personnel: 688 Structures Destroyed: 1,063 Structures Damaged: 280 Current Situation: The Thomas Fire has very little active heat at this time. No forward progress of the fire is expected at this point. Visitors are encouraged to make plans to enjoy Santa Barbara, Ventura, and surrounding areas during the upcoming holiday weekend. Businesses are open and eager to serve the public. Please be aware some sections of the Los Padres National Forest remain closed for public safety. Reduced fire activity means there is little smoke. Air Quality reports indicate healthy conditions for outdoor activities, unless individuals have hyper-sensitivity to smoke. Firefighters remain vigilant in monitoring fire lines and are ready to respond when needed. We advise extra caution when driving. Two back country areas had active fire yesterday; neither posed any threat to containment....

Creek Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 12/26/2017 - 16:07
The Creek Fire started on Dec. 5 at 3:44 am four miles east of Sylmar, California. The fire is being managed by a Type 4 Incident Management Team, from the Angeles National

Prescribed Fire Pile Burning 2017/2018 (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:26
Winter conditions mark the start of pile burning season As winter conditions settle in, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests will work to burn slash piles resulting from fuels reductions and hazardous tree removal projects in the area. Hand piles are a result of crews using chainsaws to thin the forest. Much of the smaller cut material is piled for burning. Machine piles are the result of using logging equipment and consist of primarily the limbs of trees as most of the logs have already been removed. Piles must be burned before the treatment is complete. Last season, the Forests accomplished burning some 9,470 individual piles, of which some 627 were large, machine built piles accounting for many acres of hazardous fuels treatment. This season’s pile burning could begin next week and will continue through the spring, as conditions allow. Piles are only ignited under favorable weather conditions. Adequate snow cover, precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and...

12-26-2017 Daily Update Thomas Fire (Thomas Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 12/26/2017 - 10:11
December 26, 2017 8:00AM Start Date: December 4, 2017 Cause: Under Investigation Size: 28,1620 acres Containment: 88% Personnel: 899 Structures Destroyed: 1,063 Structures Damaged: 280 Current Situation: The Thomas Fire has very little active fire at this time. Visitors are encouraged to make plans to enjoy Santa Barbara, Ventura, and surrounding areas during the upcoming holiday weekend. Businesses are open and eager to serve the public. Be aware some sections of Los Padres National Forest remain closed for public safety. Reduced fire activity means there is little smoke. Air Quality reports indicate healthy conditions for outdoor activities, unless individuals have hyper-sensitivity to smoke. Firefighters remain vigilant in monitoring fire lines and being ready to respond when needed. We advise extra caution when driving. No forward progress of the fire is expected at this point. Firefighters are building upon previous gains by strengthening established containment lines adjacent...

12-25-2017 Daily Update Thomas Fire (Thomas Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 10:07
December 25, 2017 7:00AM Start Date: December 4, 2017 Cause: Under Investigation Size: 281,620 acres Containment: 86% Personnel: 1,586 Structures Destroyed: 1,063 Structures Damaged: 280 Current Situation: Today, the fire map was adjusted to show approximately a half-mile of additional containment line along Cherry Creek Road. On Monday, December 18, crews initiated a firing operation north of the main fire and west of Cherry Creek Road. Fire that resulted from this earlier firing operation has been slowly advancing southward toward the main fire, as intended. The additional containment line closed the loop, creating an interior pocket of burned and unburned vegetation. The increase in acreage was expected and was an intended outcome of the firing operation and is within established containment lines. It should be noted that there have been no additional firing operations conducted since those that took place on December 18. Smoke observed since than has been a result of...

From Adversity to Kindness: (Thomas Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 12/24/2017 - 16:24
The intersection of Firefighters and those whom they serve In adversity comes grace and generosity. Truly helping others in their time of need is a blessing. We are all humbled by kindness to others, especially when they share similar circumstances in life. Please, have a safe holiday season.Read the full story here: https://www.facebook.com/lospadresnationalforest/posts/1463032803809699 …

From Ventura County Public Health (Thomas Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 12/24/2017 - 15:14
Ventura County Public Health has issued a Smoke Advisory for Upper Ojai residents proving information in response to concerns about burning oil seeps.Download

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