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Paine Fire (Wildfire)

43 min 58 sec ago
Firefighters overnight made good progress toward securing the southern and western edges of the Paine Fire in Duck Creek Basin, about 15 miles northeast of Ely, Nev. Today, hand crews with aerial support will work to secure and tie in the northern and eastern flanks of the fire.The now-mapped 727-acre fire is burning on Forest Service and public lands north of Timber Creek. It is consuming primary Greater Sage Grouse habitat and burning into the High Schells Wilderness. Primary fuels are grass, brush, pinion-juniper, mountain mahogany and white fir. Firefighters are implementing a full suppression strategy and anticipate holding the fire at the Timber Creek drainage. The Timber Creek Campground is not threatened at this time. The road to the campground is closed. Firefighter and public safety are the top priority. The public is advised to be aware of an increased presence of fire vehicle traffic in the area. The fire was first reported at about 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, July 17. The cause...

South Umpqua Complex (Wildfire)

2 hours 34 min ago
The fires in this complex were started from lightning ignitions, that happened around 10:00 AM on Sunday July 15th. There is currently 7 fires with the highest priority being dealt with, while smaller smokes are also being investigated and addressed. NW Incident Management Team #6, with Shawn Sheldon as Incident Commander, took control of this incident at 6:00 AM July 18th.

Hendrix Fire (Wildfire)

12 hours 55 min ago
The Hendrix Fire started on July 15, 2018 from lightning that came through southwest Oregon during a thunderstorm that resulted in numerous downstrikes and multiple fires across multiple agencies.It was reported to the RRSNF by the lookout at Dutchman Peak Lookout at 9:30 a.m. on July 15, 2018. Located approximately 3 air miles from Wagner Gap and 1.5-2 miles from the small community of Dog Fork, it is burning on a mix of RRSNF and privately-owned land. Terrain is steep, and fuels are densely canopied forest on the RRSNF surrounded by logging slash on privately-owned timber lands. Initial attack on July 15th included ground crews, helicopters doing water bucket drops, and air tankers that dropped approximately 10,000 gallons of retardant. The retardant was determined to be ineffective on the heavy canopy, and wasn't reaching the ground.Suppression efforts will focus on using the most effective methods, including helicopter bucket drops, ground crews, and air tankers (where

Silver Creek (Wildfire)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 20:25
The Silver Creek Fire is located in the remote southeast corner of Silver Falls State Park. Smoke was first reported on July 12, 2018 and crews located the fire on July 13. As of July 17, 2018, the fire has been mapped at approximately 27 acres and no further growth is expected; it is 100% lined and 55% contained. Around 125 personnel remain on the fire engaged in difficult mop-up operations. Investigators have officially determined the fire was caused by lightning, most likely from a storm that passed over the area on June 18,

Boulder Creek (Wildfire)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 15:51
The Boulder Creek Fire was started by lightning and was reported July 16 at 10;30 a.m. The Fire is located 17 miles west of Carlin, NV and currently is 1,017 acres and is 80 percent contained. Firefighters will work to establish containment lines in order to prevent the fire spreading east. Anticipated containment is July 18,

Stag (Wildfire)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 15:46
The Stag Fire is 4,397 acres and 0 percent contained. The fire started on July 16 at approximately 2:50 p.m. in the afternoon. The fire is north of Deeth, NV. More than 100 personnel to include Federal, State, County and volunteer units including engines, hand crews, dozer, water tender, and air assets are on scene. Operations include forming divisions, direct attack with the priority on the south flank. Continue to use aviation resources to meet objectives. Estimated containment is July

Garner Complex (Wildfire)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 01:51
GARNER COMPLEX Date: 7/16/2018 Time: 11:15 p.m.QUICK FACTSIncident Start Date: 7/15/2018 Incident Start Time: Approx. 9:00 a.m.Incident Type: Wildfire Cause: LightningIncident Location: Josephine countiesLand Threat: Private, BLM, IndustrialCommand Agency: ODFComplex Size: 210 acres Containment: 30% Expected Full Containment: N/ACivilian Injuries: 0 Firefighter Injuries: 0Lightning Strikes: Approx. 500 across Josephine CountyConfirmed Wildfires: 35Structures Threatened: 0 Structures Destroyed: 0 Structures Damaged: 0CURRENT SITUATIONGarner Complex in Josephine County Swamp Creek: 16 miles north of Rogue River. Estimated at 5 acres. Ground resources were able to complete a control line around the fire; however, snags are threatening the line. The fire is 20% contained. No structures threatened. Little Grayback: 8 miles east of Cave Junction. Holding at 2 acres. Several ground resources were engaged today securing the perimeter. Smoke will continue to be present overnight and into...

Tucker FIre (Wildfire)

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 18:03
The Tucker Fire is on the Mountain City-Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and north of Elko, Nevada. It was reported on Monday, July 16 around 10 a.m. The lightning-caused fire is burning in grass and brush north of Pine Mountain near Forest Service Road 067 (Bruneau Road).

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

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:18
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...

KNF Lightning Fires July 15,2018 (Wildfire)

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:07
New fires have been detected on the Klamath National Forest since yesterday’s storms. Twenty-Seven small fires were ignited by lightning across the forest in the past 24 hours. Most of these fires are staffed with local crews, and out-of-area resources that were ordered to help. The Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District Twelve fires from .1 to .25 acre in patrol status One fire unstaffed – reported to be a single tree burning The Salmon/Scott River Ranger District · Scott River- one fire .1 acre contained and patrolling The Goosenest Ranger District Twelve fires from .1 to .5 acres in mop-up and patrol status One fire reported .1 acre

Lions Fire (Wildfire)

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:48
July 16, 2018: The Lions Fire is 100% contained. the fire is unstaffed at this time, although crews continue to monitor the fire.

Silver State (Wildfire)

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 21:22
The Silver State Fire started at approximately 8:45 p.m.on July 14 and currently is 3,778 acres and is 10 percent contained. The fire is located 4 miles east of Elko, NV off Last Chance road. Hundreds of fire personnel to include federal, state, county, and local crews of engines, hand crews, and dozers worked the line during the evening of the 14th and the morning of July 15th. In the morning of July 15th aerial assets to include various aircraft were able to suppress and control the perimeter of the fire. The Silver State Fire is now exhibiting minimal behavior and planned operations include to continue to contain fire in its current footprint and secure line as necessary. Anticipated containment is July 19,

Mohave Fire (Wildfire)

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 18:31
The Mohave Fire was reported on July 14, 2018 at approximately 11:45 AM. The fire is burning on the eastside (Arizona) of the Colorado River approximately 9 miles south of Ehrenberg, AZ on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Arizona State Trust managed lands. 7/15/2018 UpdateFire mapped at 924 acres. Fire behavior is minimal and is mostly located in the interior of the fire. Oxbow Road to the west of the fire remains closed. No threats to structures or McIntyre State Park. Use caution in the area as firefighters and equipment will be in the area through the week.

Rocky Reach (Wildfire)

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 15:21
Rocky Reach FireUPDATE 0800July 15, 2018Team 1, Kimiko Nalle, Incident CommanderFIRE STATUSAcres Burned: 2400Cause: Under Investigation Structures Damaged: None Closures: Temporary Flight Restriction·Evacuations: Level 1, Burch Mountain and Swakane CanyonContainment: 10%Injuries: 0 RESOURCESCrews: 4 Engines: 15Dozers: 3Water Tenders: 2Aircraft: Total personnel: 147Incident Summary: The Rocky Reach Fire started on the southwest flank of Burch Mountain approximately five miles northeast of Wenatchee, Washington on the evening of July 13th. Burning in grass and brush, rapid spread threatened a number of residences. Level 1 evacuation notices were issued for Burch Mountain and Swakane Canyon neighborhoods and there was concern for the Sunnyslope community should the fire spread southward. Chelan County Fire District #1, Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest and Washington Department of Natural Resources forces responded and worked through the night. Acknowledging the growing...

Lodgepole Fire (Wildfire)

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 14:52
Lodgepole prescribed fire near Crouch now declared a wildfire, resources increased The Boise National Forest has declared a prescribed burn, originally ignited April 24, as a wildfire in order to be more competitive for fire resources and allowing a wider variety of tactical options as they continue full suppression actions. Pockets of smoldering heat in heavy fuels, combined with recent warmer weather, have resulted in a creeping fire that is causing smoke to settle into nearby Crouch and threatening to grow outside the project boundary. The Lodgepole Fire is now approximately 1,600 acres and 25 percent contained. It is located about 14 miles north of Crouch along National Forest System (NFS) road 671. “We have been actively engaged in fighting this fire for about two weeks now with all of the resources at our disposal, but with the anticipated future weather, difficult terrain, and challenges obtaining additional fire-fighting resources, I have decided to declare this...

SHF Lightning Fires (Wildfire)

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 22:26
This summary page is for current month lightning fires. For past month fire information, please visit the 'News' Tab.Lightning storms moving through the area during the last day have ignited several fires. Forest officials and firefighters closely monitor and respond to these fires and aerial reconnaissance flights will often be used to determine potential growth activity of the fires and develop appropriate response activity. The reconnaissance flights are part of our normal operating plan after lightning storms.Below we have listed each fire by the time the fire was reported, the name given to the fire, the approximate location and estimated fire size (if known) and current status. Any large fires will have a new "incident" page started in InciWeb.July 149. 6:04 p.m. Mallet Fire - located near Mallethead Rock 2 miles north of China Mountain west of Weed, 0.1 acres (photo at right credit Blaine Cook) Forest Service personnel and aircraft continue to work with local and state fire...

Rocky Mountain Region-2018 Post-Fire BAE (Burned Area Emergency Response)

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 17:55
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 – Rocky Mountain 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, recreation and trails specialists, 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”...

FERGUSON FIRE (Wildfire)

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 16:18

Eagle Fire (Wildfire)

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 15:08
This fire is burning on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management Northern California District and on the Modoc National

Tonto National Forest Rx Burns 2018 (Prescribed Fire)

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 19:39
Prescribed fires are essential tools for restoring the forest 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 will burn larger sections at a time to limit the number of days smoke is in the air, and they work closely with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, as well as neighboring forests to monitor air quality.Crews also seek opportunities to use slash from thinning projects around the community instead of burning it. It is often used s filler at the landfill and offered as firewood to community members. Forests need the frequent, low intensity fire to remove accumulated smaller fuels and recycle nutrients into the soils to promote healthy vegetation and wildlife habitat. A healthier forest is a safer forest for firefighters and residents...

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