Wildland Fire

Howe Ridge Fire Update 9-17-18 (Howe Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 09:42
Recorded Fire Information: 406-888-7077Fire Information: 406-578-8256 8:00 am – 8:00 pmWebsite: Howe: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6135Boundary: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6170Email: 2018.HoweRidge.Boundary.Fires@Firenet.govGlacier National Park Information: 406-888-7800, www.nps.gov/glacWeather: Yesterday the fires received between a quarter and a half inch of rain with light snowfall on the mountain peaks. Cold temperatures overnight dipped to near freezing temperatures. Today will start with some early morning clouds, followed by a mostly sunny afternoon. Temperature highs will range from 50-60 degrees in the Flathead Valley and 50-60 degrees at the Boundary Fire. Ridgetop winds will be at 10-15 mph out of the southwest to west, gusting to 20 mph. Relative humidity will dip into the mid 30’s. Cool, dry autumn weather will persist until our next chance of wetting rain on Thursday night or Friday. Howe Ridge:Yesterday, fireline personnel disassembled hose lays and...

Talk to your teens and tweens about the National Emergency alert warning system occurring on September 20 (primary date) or October 3 (secondary date)

NFPA - Wildfire - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:54
  As part of National Preparedness Month on September 20 (primary date) or October 3 (secondary date), FEMA will be testing the National Emergency Warning System. This warning system test will include two parts, the Emergency Alert System (EAS),
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Kiwah Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:47
The lightning caused Kiwah Fire, was detected at approximately 5:30 p.m. on July 17, 2018. Fire managers estimate size at 14,603 acres. The fire is burning in a mixed conifer forest on the Middle Fork Ranger District and is being allowed to play, as nearly as possible, its natural ecological role in the environment while providing for firefighter and public safety. The fire is located in steep, inaccessible terrain northwest of Indian Creek Guard Station within the Indian Creek drainage in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Fire activity remains minimal throughout the fire area. Fire managers expect the Kiwah Fire will continue to burn until a significant precipitation event occurs. Typically, season-ending weather events occur in this area between the last half of September through the first half of October. The Central Idaho Dispatch Zone is at HIGH Fire Danger.

9/17 Raleigh RSOI Update (Hurricane Florence - Raleigh RSOI Hurricane)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:23
Monday, September 17, 2018 10:00 am Incident Information – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. florence.response.raleigh.rsoi@gmail.com https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6200/ Information Center Phone: 919-589-6853 https://readync.org Raleigh - The Hurricane Florence RSOI operation in Garner appreciates the public’s willingness to provide donations to the many responders that have come to North Carolina to help with relief efforts. The incident commanders from the N.C. Forest Service Incident Management “Red” Team, N.C. Emergency Management and N.C. National Guard, working together in a unified command, want to assure the public that the responders staging at the RSOI facility are being well cared for with ample supplies and services. The RSOI Operation is providing responders with three meals a day, a place to sleep, shower and bathroom facilities, washers and dryers for doing laundry, as well as a shuttle to local businesses. “This operation is not...

No updates unless significant activity occurs (Coal Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 07:50
If you have any questions, please call 406-758-3546.

9-17-18 Update: Suppression Efforts Continue on Platypus and Rhino Fires (Platypus Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 07:46
This weekend crews made good progress with suppression efforts on the Platypus and Rhino fires located in the Secret Mountain Wilderness north of Sedona. Crews have been conducting burnout operations along the road systems to strengthen the northern and eastern control lines. On Sunday the Platypus Fire continued moving to the north in Secret Canyon. Crews conducted burnouts on the east side of the Rhino Fire in the area of South Pocket Tank, and also continued to prep northern lines. Sunday night, crews continued burnout operations along the northern containment lines. No fire growth has been detected, or is anticipated, toward the south. Smoke is expected to continue to be noticeable throughout the Flagstaff and Sedona areas over the next several days as firefighters complete burnout operations along the containment lines. Where needed, firefighters will also conduct additional firing operations within the perimeters to control behavior of the advancing fire. With the...

Warm and Dry Weather Increases Fire Behavior on Sunday (Bacon Rind Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 02:00
Bacon Rind Fire September 17, 2018 Fire Information updates will be posted on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday schedule. Visit Inciweb and LIKE the Custer Gallatin National Forest Facebook page for daily updates. Fire Information Current perimeter size: Approx. 4,692 acres (9/14/18) · 1,667 acres-Yellowstone National Park · 3,025 acres-Custer Gallatin National Forest Location: Approximately 20 miles south of Big Sky, MT and 23 miles north of West Yellowstone, MT. Date Started: 7/20/2018 lightning-caused Closures: Visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5992/ for closures within Yellowstone National Park and the Monument Unit of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness in Custer Gallatin National Forest. Resources: 1 – Twenty (20) person crew 1 – Type 3 (light) helicopter 5 – Type 6 engines Cooperating Agencies: · Custer Gallatin National Forest · Yellowstone National Park · Gallatin County, MT · Montana...

Ryan Fire area closure, 9/17/18 (Ryan Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 23:16
As of 12 a.m. on 9/17/18, an area closure will be in place for National Forest system lands surrounding the Ryan Fire.This closure is on portions of both the Routt & Medicine Bow National Forests.Area Closure OrderArea Closure

Indian Butte Fire Emergency Closure Order 04-15-540 (Indian Butte Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 21:58
Order Number: 04-15-540 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREST SERVICE CARIBOU-TARGHEE NATIONAL FOREST DUBOIS RANGER DISTRICT Indian Butte Fire Emergency Closure Order Forest Area PROHIBITIONS: Pursuant to Title 36 CFR 261.50 (a) and (b) the following act is prohibited in the area as described in this order, all within the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. 1. Going into or being upon an area. 36 CFR 261.52 (e) EXEMPTIONS: Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50 (e) the following persons are exempt from this order: 1. Persons with a permit specifically exempting them from the effect of this Order. 2. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty. AREA DESCRIBED: The area to the west of 115, south of Stoddard Creek and Pleasant Valley Road, and east oflndian Creek within the following legal location: Tl2 N., R36 E., Sections 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,l l,14,15,16,l 7, 18 and Tl2 N., R35 E.,...

Indian Butte Fire Evening Update, Sept. 16, 2018 (Indian Butte Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 21:44
Start Date: 09/12/2018 at 6:32 p.m.Location and Jurisdiction: Started on private land and burned onto lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service. Fire is approximately 9 miles northwest of Dubois, Idaho.Cause: Under investigationFire Size: 13,072 acres Percent Contained: 51% contained. Estimated containment date is anticipated for Sept. 19, 2018Fire Behavior: Active, wind driven runs with some spottingStructures Threatened: 1 minor structureFuels and Terrain: Burning in grass, brush and timber. Fire Crews/Resources: 198 personnel, 4 dozers, 3 helicopters, 3 water tenders, 4 hand crews and 14 engines. Additional cooperating and assisting organizations are local county cooperators, RFPA, Clark County Sheriff and USFS Law Enforcement.Evacuations: Evacuations of hunting camps are complete. No current evacuations at this time.Closures: Forest Service issued an area closure for part of the Dubois Ranger District (refer to closure notice). Pleasant Valley Rd. and...

Bacon Rind Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 19:18
Visit the Custer Gallatin National Forest Facebook page for a message from the Incident Commander trainee on the Bacon Rind Fire. Warm, dry and breezy weather is forecasted for Monday. Active fire behavior on the Bacon Rind fire is expected. On Saturday and Sunday the fire grew on it's south eastern edge. A smoke column and open flames were visible from Highway 191 northwest of Fawn Pass in the Bacon Rind drainage. The fire remains on the west side of Highway 191. Fire crews continue to monitor fire activity and protect values at risk. Highway 191 is open. The speed limit in the fire area is 45mph. Smoke may impact visibility on the road.On September 12th the Bacon Rind Fire received .12 inches of rain and a dusting of snow.The Bacon Rind Fire was detected Friday, July 20th around 8:00 p.m. It is burning within the Monument Unit of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness in the Custer Gallatin National Forest and within Yellowstone National Park. A type 3 Incident Management Team is managing the...

Fire weather continues in the Bacon Rind fire area (Bacon Rind Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 19:03
Visit the Custer Gallatin National Forest Facebook page for a message from the Incident Commander trainee on the Bacon Rind Fire.Warm, dry and breezy weather is forecasted for Monday. Active fire behavior on the Bacon Rind fire is expected. On Saturday and Sunday the fire grew on it's south eastern edge. A smoke column and open flames were visible from Highway 191 northwest of Fawn Pass in the Bacon Rind drainage. The fire remains on the west side of Highway 191. Fire crews continue to monitor fire activity and protect values at risk. Highway 191 is open. The speed limit in the fire area is 45mph. Smoke may impact visibility on the road.On September 12th the Bacon Rind Fire received .12 inches of rain and a dusting of snow.The Bacon Rind Fire was detected Friday, July 20th around 8:00 p.m. It is burning within the Monument Unit of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness in the Custer Gallatin National Forest and within Yellowstone National Park. A type 3 Incident Management Team is managing the...

Status update on Terwilliger Hotsprings (Terwilliger Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 17:15
September 16, 2018This weekend, a special team of staff from the McKenzie River Ranger District are working to mitigate hazards posed by fire weakened and damaged trees around the Terwilliger Hot Springs. The fire burned through the springs with varying levels of severity. Approximately five burned trees that pose the most imminent danger of falling and further damaging the springs and the rock work constructed around them, were felled. Only the minimum number of staff needed to do this work are entering the area due to the myriad of fire hazards that remain in the vicinity of the springs and along Aufderheide Scenic Byway (Forest Service Road

Boone Draw Area and Road Closures Remain in Effect (Boone Draw Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 17:08
CRAIG, Colo. – Fire behavior continued to be moderate over the Boone Draw Fire Sunday, with no significant growth and no visible smoke column reported. The fire was 8,683 acres as of Sunday morning. Firefighters are applying a full-suppression strategy, while preventing unnecessary impact to greater sage grouse habitat, cultural resources, and wild horse habitat within the Sand Wash Basin Wild Horse Herd Management Area.Crews conducted a successful burnout operation to secure the southwestern flank of the fire on Saturday. On Sunday they worked to contain the northeastern flank, using a dozer to clear out fingers of heavy fuels along that edge of the fire. A BLM emergency area closure and Moffat County road closures around the fire area remain in effect. County Road 67, normally the preferred access route for wild horse viewing, and other County Roads are closed to all traffic. Visitors looking for horse viewing opportunities can access the HMA by way of County Road 75, along the...

Spanish Translation: Klondike Fire Update 2018-09-16 (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 15:46
RESUMEN: Incendio: Klondike. Zona Oeste El dia de ayer, la actividad de la quema del icendio fue baja con un minimo crecimiento en el area del drenaje de Silver Creek. Helicopteros derramoaron agua con en fin de prevenir que el fuego se extendiera en el area de Indigo Creek. A pesar de que para esta manana el pronostico del tiempo indica cierta cantidad minima de lluvia en el area, esto no sera suficiente para reducer el comportamiento del fuego de una manera significativa y a largo plazo. Para el dia Martes, se pronostican condiciones climaticas que incrementaran la actividad del fuego en el area.El dia de hoy los bomberos se enfocaran en limpiar y mantener la linea de fuego, asi como tambien eliminar los arboles muertos y arboles peligrosos a lo largo de la carretera en el bosque. Se completara la ultima fase de gradeo de caminos sobre las lineas Oeste de contingencia en el perimetro del fuego. El dia de manana se espera completar el trabajo de construccion de lineas de chequeo...

Evacuations - CO & WY (Ryan Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 15:30
Hunters/campers in both CO & WY being evacuated due to intense fire activity. In CO, GMU 161; in WY, elk area 13 & deer area 81. Law enforcement & fire staff doing evacuations.Evacuations include:The entire E/W length of Forest Road 80 in Jackson County, Colo.The Hog Park area in Carbon County, Wyo.The S side of Forest Road 496 in Carbon County, Wyo. From its' intersection with Forest Road 550 near Hog Park Reservoir, E & N to its' intersection with Forest Roads 409 &

Firefighters Make Progress on Boone Draw Fire (Boone Draw Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 15:01
CRAIG, Colo. – Despite continued hot, dry, and windy weather, the Boone Draw Fire was much less active Saturday, enabling firefighters to gain 40% containment. The fire grew to an estimated 8,300 acres Saturday. Approximately 150 personnel are currently assigned to the fire, including engines, hand crews, Type 1 and Type 3 helicopters, and Single Engine Air Tankers. The forecast calls for continued hot, dry weather, with slightly diminished winds Sunday. Boone Draw Fire ignited on BLM land on Thursday, September 13; its cause is under investigation. No structures or other infrastructure are threatened. The fire is burning on Bureau of Land Management and private land 50 miles west of Craig. It’s burning in pinyon-juniper, grass, and sage in the southwestern portion of the Sand Wash Basin Wild Horse Herd Management Area, north of Highway 318. A BLM emergency area closure, and Moffat County road closures around the fire area remain in effect. County Road 67 is closed to all...

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