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Black Mesa Slash Piles (Prescribed Fire)

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:24
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Black Mesa Ranger District (BMRD) plans to burn piles along the eastern boundary of the Slim Fire area from 2017. The piles are along Forest Roads 170G, 172F, and 172C approximately 3 miles north of Forest Lakes. This pile burn is a follow up to previous slash created from the Slim Fire. If conditions allow, the BMRD will also be burning piles within portions of the Fulton Timber Sale-Unit 4 along Forest Road 171. This pile burn will be implemented to reduce slash on the ground created by logging operations. Ignitions will occur if weather permits starting February 22, and will run through March 2. Smoke will most likely be seen from Forest Lakes, along State Highway 260, and the Young Highway 151.

Hoosier National Forest Prescribed Burns (Prescribed Fire)

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:28
Fire managers on the Hoosier National Forest (NF) intend to begin utilizing prescribed fire as a forest management tool in the coming weeks. All project initiation is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to favorable weather and site conditions. Each of the areas has been identified to improve wildlife habitat or restore woodlands. In some cases wetlands or barrens are being restored; in others, the fire is used for wildlife opening or dam maintenance. At this time there are areas planned in Brown, Crawford, Jackson, Lawrence, Orange, Martin, and Perry Counties. Planned areas to receive prescribed fire treatments this fall include: Brown County: Harris – 91 Acres – wildlife habitat improvement Ogala – 131 Acres – wildlife habitat improvement Jackson County: Fork Ridge – 659 Acres – Oak-hickory regeneration Lawrence County: Bonds Complex, “J” unit – 15 Acres – wildlife habitat improvement Orange County: Bonds Complex, “Bottle” unit –...

Alpine Slash Pile (Prescribed Fire)

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:24
The Alpine Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is planning to burn slash piles throughout the week starting February 21. The district plans to burn multiple units, one of the units is north of Auger Canyon in Nutrioso, south of Arizona State Highway 180/191, and along County Road 81, totaling 107 acres. The other five units are south and east of Nutrioso, along both sides of Arizona State Highway 180/191, totaling approximately 90 acres.

Timber Knoll Slash Piles (Prescribed Fire)

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:12
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will be burning 40 acres of slash piles on February 21 until completed, if conditions allow. The ignition area is on Timber Knoll just south of Ojo Bonito Estates on County Road 3163. Smoke impact is anticipated along U.S. Highway 60 and within the Vernon Community. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the pile burn as smoke may reduce visibility in the area.

Greer Slash Piles (Prescribed Fire)

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:00
The Springerville Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is planning to burn slash piles throughout the week starting February 21. The district plans to burn two units just west of Greer, south of Arizona State Highway 260, and along Forest Road 87, totaling approximately 195 acres. Ignitions will occur throughout the morning to minimize the adverse effects of smoke on the local communities. Smoke may be visible from Greer, along portions of Arizona State Highway 260, and portions of County Road 1122. Motorists are advised to drive safely as smoke may limit visibility.

KNF-GRCA North Zone Fire Rx 2018-2019 (Prescribed Fire)

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:43
KNF-GRCA North Zone Fire Rx

Timber Knoll Slash Piles (Prescribed Fire)

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:39
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will be burning slash piles February 15, 2018. The ignition area is in the Timber Knoll Project area along Forest Service Road 3D and 9900L. Smoke impact is anticipated along U.S. Highway 60 and within the Vernon Community. Smoke may be visible from the communities of Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside and Vernon. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the pile burn as smoke may reduce visibility in the area.

2018 Umatilla NF Prescribed Burning (Prescribed Fire)

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:09
This prescribed fire incident has been established to provide public information on planned, active and completed prescribed burning for 2016 on the Umatilla National Forest. Burning is planned on each of the four Districts on the Umatilla NF:Pomeroy District, office in Pomeroy, WAWalla Walla District, office in Walla Walla, WANorth Fork John Day District, office in Ukiah, ORHeppner District, office in Heppner, ORAs implementation plans become likely, updates will be posted on this site. Additional burning information is available at the following: Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center - Pomeroy, Walla Walla, North Fork John Day Districts John Day Interagency Dispatch Center - Heppner DistrictUmatilla National Forest Web Site ArcGIS Web Map (in development) The map index above can be used to find individual burn unit maps under the MAPS section of this incident. A list of the potential burn units planned for 2016 can also be found in the MAPS section. The goal is to burn...

2018 Pile and Prescribed Burns (Prescribed Fire)

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:40
Fire managers plan to conduct several prescribed burns and pile burns into spring 2018. Projects are dependent upon weather and wind conditions, so they can be cancelled after they have been announced if conditions are not suitable. Smoke from the burns is generally expected to disperse toward the northeast and may settle in low areas northeast of the specific burn, especially during the evening and early morning hours. Prescribed fires are essential tools for restoring the forests in our fire-adapted ecosystem, and smoke is an unavoidable byproduct of these vital efforts. Fire managers strive to minimize smoke impacts to the community as much as possible. They burn when winds and other atmospheric conditions will push the majority of smoke away from homes; they’ll burn larger sections at a time to ultimately limit the number of days smoke is in the air; and they work closely with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, partners in the Ponderosa Fire Advisory Council, as...

Knob Hill (Wildfire)

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 16:22
On February 10th a Wildfire was reported at 11:45 AM.

Kaibab South Zone RX Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:57
Fire crews are scheduled to continue burning a 250 acre unit on the Reed Prescribed Fire project beginning Thursday of this week near the Grand Canyon Airport southwest of the town of Tusayan. Ignitions will occur over a period of a few days in order to minimize smoke production and allow for good ventilation throughout the day. East winds are forecasted and are expected to transport smoke away from developed areas reducing the potential for impacts to residents, businesses and roadways.

Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2017-18 (Prescribed Fire)

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 13:23
See the 'Announcements' Tab for the latest information on planned prescribed burns. The Shasta-Trinity National Forest plans to initiate prescribed fire operations this fall as weather patterns shift to cooler temperatures and wetter conditions. Forest specialists will continue to monitor local weather conditions and, as circumstances become favorable, district employees will initiate planned ignitions. Prescribed fire is an important part of forest-wide hazardous fuels reduction efforts. “As temperatures moderate and humidity levels rise, we can begin safely using prescribed fire in pre-determined situations,” said Forest Assistant Fire Management Officer, Alex McBath. “Conditions must meet certain criteria, including weather and vegetation factors, before we will implement a prescribed fire or burn piles.” Prescribed fire is a tool that is used to mimic the natural role of fire in the environment, create resilient forests, and to decrease future risk to life, property, and...

Whiting Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 13:21
The Springerville Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is planning to conduct prescribed fire operations February 7 and 8. The district plans to burn two units, totaling approximately 220 acres, in the vicinity of Whiting Homestead.

Midnight Fire (Wildfire)

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 13:16
The Midnight Fire was discovered around midnight Thursday, Feb. 1st. It is burning in the Poteau Mountain Wilderness, near Waldron, Arkansas. The fire is approximately 190 acres, burning slowly in steep and rugged terrain. 18 firefighters are on scene.

Prescribed Fire Pile Burning 2017/2018 (Prescribed Fire)

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 13:22
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...

Tank Hollow Fire (Wildfire)

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 18:51
The Tank Hollow fire was contained and controlled on December 5, 2017 at 11:00

Northern Region-2017 Post-Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response)

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 18:29
Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) teams have been established to begin burned area surveys of the wildfires that recently burned on federal lands of the U.S. Forest Service - Northern Region. BAER team surveys are rapid assessments of the burned areas that evaluate post-fire conditions of the burned watersheds and determine the potential for increased post-fire flooding, sediment flows, and rock slides. BAER teams consist of scientists and specialists including hydrologists, geologists, soil scientists, road engineers, botanists, wildlife and fisheries biologists, archeologists, and geographic information specialists, from federal and state agencies. BAER teams work together during the burned area surveys, field data analysis and modeling phase, to present findings along with recommended BAER treatments to the Forest Supervisor. BAER teams analyze the data they collect during the surveys, to produce a “Soil Burn Severity” map. This is the first step in assessing...

Prescribed Burns 2018 (Prescribed Fire)

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 16:54
Fire managers are planning to conduct several prescribed burn projects during the late fall 2017 through winter 2018, as weather conditions allow. Prescribed fires are essential for restoring the landscape in our fire-adapted ecosystem, and smoke is an unavoidable byproduct of these vital efforts. Fire managers strive to minimize smoke impacts to the community as much as possible. Burning occurs when winds and other atmospheric conditions will push the majority of smoke away from homes, and fire managers will burn larger areas when conditions permit, to limit the number of days smoke is in the air. Fire managers work closely with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and neighboring forests to monitor air quality. Fire crews also seek opportunities to use excess material from thinning projects around the community instead of burning it whenever possible. However, this doesn't remove all of the material necessary to restore the landscape. Fire is a natural and necessary part...