Wildland Fire

Alder, Mountaineer and Moses Fires Update 10-20-18 (Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Fires Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 16:06
For Immediate Release Date: October 20, 2018 Contact: Fire Information (559) 539-2607 ext. 2292 Current Fire Information: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6238/ ALDER FIRE Location: Five miles north of Camp Nelson, by North Alder Creek Acres Burned: 316 acres Fire Discovered: October 4 Cause: Lightning Containment: 3% contained Resources: 4 hand crews, 7 engines, 2 helicopters, 4 fallers, 3 patrols, 1 Bobcat: 114 total personnel Summary: The Alder Fire is located on the Western Divide Ranger District in Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest. It is burning on the north side of North Alder Creek. A confine-contain suppression strategy is being used. It is burning in a dense stand of timber, in an area with extensive tree mortality, with many dead standing snags and heavy fuels on the ground, that create a safety concern for fire personnel. Characteristic: The fire is inaccessible on foot. Fire managers implemented a...

Lake Forest Plantations Prescribed Fire Project October 23 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 12:17
Pending favorable weather and fuel conditions, fire managers will be prescribe burning north of Highway 3 and the Stuart Fork arm of Trinity Lake today. The project consists of three different units, totaling 30 acres. The locations are T35N, R9W, Sec36 and T35N, R8W, Sec30 (see map on map tab)The objectives of the Lake Forest Plantations Burn Plan are:1. Reduce the severity of future wildfires in established conifer plantations within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) area by reducing existing fuel and providing for a safer fire suppression environment.2. Improve timber stand health, vigor, and resistance to fire, insects, and disease.3. Restore fire to its natural role in the ecology of this area.4. Reduce wildland fire costs, losses, and

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