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Juliet Fire (Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:26
The Juliet Fire was detected on August 22nd, 2018 and is burning in the upper White River within the Bob Marshall Wilderness. The fire remains active in Pedro Creek; the recent spread uphill to the northeast was caused by isolated torching. As a whole, the Juliet Fire has been significantly less active as seasonable temperatures remain throughout the region. The fire burning in the upper end of the Wall Creek drainage has reached the 2012 Wall Creek Fire burn scar. The previous fire has significantly slowed current fire activity in this area. The fire is creeping and smoldering in Hoop, Upper Juliet, and Wall Creeks. The previous spot fire that had established in the headwaters of Juliet Creek continues to slowly creep towards the Continental Divide near My Lake. Trail closures remain in place, including the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT). The Moose Fire to the east of the divide has also resulted in closures on the CDT. We will continue to monitor the fire with...

Bunker Fire (Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:23
The Bunker Fire was detected on September 17th, 2018. The fire is burning in the Flathead National Forest. As of September 19th, the fire has grown to 85 acres. Based on the time of season and current weather predictions, the fire is not expected to impact values at risk. The fire has impacted part of the Bunker Creek Trail #101; signs are posted at the primary trailheads. Use caution when recreating at the area as there are no trail closures in place at this time. We will continue to monitor the fire with aerial

Fall 2018 Landscape Prescribed Fire SZ (Prescribed Fire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:55
The South Zone of the Salmon-Challis National Forest may implement some landscape prescribed burning projects this fall on the Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger Districts Prescribed fire activities, as well as pile burning, may take place between mid-September and mid-November. Prescribed fire ignition and activity is highly weather dependent. As these areas come into favorable prescribed fire weather conditions, specialists will either hand ignite or use a helicopter to ignite areas. During burn operations, it is expected that short periods of high smoke volume output will be visible to local communities. A mosaic pattern of burned and unburned areas will remain after treatment. All areas will be signed and notifications will be made to local residents or interested parties prior to ignition. Please use caution in these listed area during burning operations and observe any posted signs in the area. For more information, please call Riley Rhoades (Zone Fuels Planner) at 208-879-4132 or Chris...

Miriam Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response)

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 18:28
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has assembled a Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessment team to analyze post-fire condition of burned watersheds and to plan emergency stabilization treatments for the Cougar Fire. The team will conduct field surveys and analyze satellite imagery to develop burned area assessments.Reports and maps of the burned area assessments will be available on this site. There is other general information about BAER, rehabilitation, flood preparation, photos and links to weather and flood warnings available on the Central Washington Baer web page.Concerned landowners should contact Cascadia Conservation District for private property concerns and/or Chelan County Public Works about specific road or bridge

Stadium Fire (Wildfire)

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:05
The Stadium Fire was detected by Spotted Bear Lookout on September 15th, 2018 around 2pm. The fire is burning on the ridge between Stadium and High Rock drainages within the Bob Marshall

Dolores Ranger District Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:42
The South Carver burn, will take place three miles north of Summit Reservoir near the intersection of Forest roads 556 and 557 in the Carver Canyon area of Haycamp Mesa. Approximately 1,200 acres will be burned by hand crews over five to seven days. The goal is reduce slash left from a previous timber sale and reduce the buildup of natural fuels.The Lake Canyon prescribed burn will take place 12 miles east of Dove Creek, near the Glade area west and south of Forest roads 504 and 509. Both hand and aerial ignition methods will be used for two to five days to ignite 2,700 acres. The goal is to reduce ground litter by mimicking historic fire-return intervals. Smoke may be visible from Dove Creek, Cortez, Colorado Highway 491 between Dove Creek and Pleasant View areas. Smoke may settle into the low lying valleys and the Dolores River Canyon

South Sugarloaf Fire (Wildfire)

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:57
With the South Sugarloaf Fire reaching 99 percent containment, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest has lifted the area closure on the Mountain City-Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge Ranger District. For updated information on Forest Closures and fire restrictions visit

Cougar Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response)

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:59
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has assembled a Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessment team to analyze post-fire condition of burned watersheds and to plan emergency stabilization treatments for the Cougar Fire. The team will conduct field surveys and analyze satellite imagery to develop burned area assessments.Reports and maps of the burned area assessments will be available on this site. There is other general information about BAER, rehabilitation, flood preparation, photos and links to weather and flood warnings available at centralwashingtonfirerecovery.info/ Concerned landowners should contact Cascadia Conservation District for private property concerns and/or Chelan County Public Works about specific road or bridge

Holman Fire (Wildfire)

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:48
The Holman Fire, burning approximately 100 acres in a wilderness area, is posing no threat to infrastructure or private homes. Though unstaffed at this time, the fire is currently being monitored by Chris Schulte's Type 1 Pacific Northwest Team #2.This page will not be updated unless significant changes occur on the fire.

Mesa Fire (Burned Area Emergency Response)

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:20
Firefighters did an outstanding job of stopping the spread of the Mesa Fire east of Council. The Mesa Fire was human caused on July 26th, and burned 34,791 acres. Snag felling along roadways impacted by the fire is underway. Members of the public need to be cautious of fire equipment, and the potential for short delays while traveling in the fire area.The Mesa Fire Closure area has been reduced to only the southern portion of Cottonwood Creek Road (FS-199) being closed, efective Sept 12, 2018. The public can access the west side of Council Mountain via Mill Creek Road, to the open northern part of the Cottonwood Creek Road (FS-199), then to the Council Mountain Contour Road (FS-200) that leads to Cottonwood basin. Temporary gates will be placed at the closure points on Cottonwood Creek Road. The southern part of the Cottonwood Creek Road on National Forest Lands bore the brunt of the high intensity wildfire that burned through the area in late July. The road is closed to ensure public...

Marten (Wildfire)

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 18:25
This fire is approximately 13 mile west of Afton, WY. Fire personell have been working to evacuate campers from the area and setting up a unified command. Western Wyoming Type III Team 2 has been ordered. A closure order is also being implemented and details will be available when known. The Greys River Rd #10138 is closed from north Three Forks to the Cazier/Corral Guard Station. An Emergency Area Closure is also being implemented and information on that will be posted as soon as

Klondike Fire (Wildfire)

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 17:51
September 17 Current daily fire update and information map for Klondike and Taylor Creek Fires. Daily briefing videos posted here for Klondike West Zone. Click here for video on fire behavior and the use of retardants and gels. Road Closures Bear Camp Road, from the intersection with the Merlin-Galice Road (Josephine County Road #2400 and #2401) west to the intersection with Forest Service Road 33, will remain open for the Agness and Galice residents, permit holders, and lodges until further notice. The Weather forecast indicates this will remain in effect for several days; however, unexpected fire behavior could cause a complete closing to all non-fire traffic at any time. We really appreciate the public’s patience and cooperation. If conditions change allowing tactical firing to begin off Bear Camp Road, it will be closed to all non-fire traffic until it is safe for the public. Road 3313 in the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest is also closed from the junction at Road 33...

Martin (Wildfire)

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 15:19
This fire is approximately 13 mile west of Afton, WY. Fire personell have been working to evacuate campers from the area and setting up a unified command. Western Wyoming Type III Team 2 has been ordered. A closure order is also being implemented and details will be available when known. Vicinity MapThe Greys River Rd #10138 is closed from north Three Forks to the Cazier/Corral Guard Station. An Emergency Area Closure is also being implemented and information on that will be posted as soon as

Roosevelt (Wildfire)

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 15:17
This fire was reported to Teton Interagency Dispatch on Saturday afternoon by hunters. A Type 2 Incident Management Team has been ordered for the fire and an Emergency Area Closure will be implemented. There are currently no evacuations in place for private property but Sublette County has urged homeowners to be ready in the event evacuations become

Terwilliger Fire (Wildfire)

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:59
The Terwilliger Fire was reported on August 19, 2018, around 3:21pm located approximately approximately five miles southeast of Blue River, Oregon. Oregon Department of Forestry, US Forest Service fire crews and local landowners responded to suppress the fast moving fire. Following extended initial attack efforts, additional personnel and equipment were ordered. An incident management team was requested to help manage the growing fire. The fire surrounds the Cougar Reservoir and numerous recreation sites and prompted the Willamette National Forest to implement the Terwilliger Area Closure for public safety. The Terwilliger Fire remains within the boundaries of the McKenzie Ranger District, Willamette National Forest, including the Three Sisters Wilderness. The fire is being managed as a full suppression fire.

Rattlesnake Creek Fire (Burned Area Emergency Response)

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:53
Please note that if you see a tree torch or column of smoke, it does not need to be reported. Firefighters and fire managers have eyes on the fire area and remain actively engaged with ground resources supported by aerial assets as needed to keep the fire in check. Some tree torching is taking place in Pony and Lockwood Creeks on the Payette National Forest portion of the fire. Crews are actively working in these drainages to shore containment lines.The Portion of the fire on the Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forest has not seen fire activity for many days, and is not expected to occur.The Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team is actively assessing fire impacts on federal lands within the fire area.Forest Service Trail #181 on the Payette National Forest is closed due to fire activity - please do not use this trail as it will interfere with our firefighting operations. Review the Payette National Forest Fire Closure at this link.Burned Area Emergency Recovery...

Mountain Man Fire (Wildfire)

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:24
The human caused Mountain Fire is 2,000 acres and burning in grass and sagebrush on BLM and private lands. Firefighters are aggressively attacking this fire and containment is estimated for September 19th. Generally, low fire activity is taking place this morning, and fire crews are taking advantage of this to directly work the fire perimeter.Operations last night on the northwest side of the fire were successful in conducting a burn out operation in Raft Creek that tied the fire back into the point of origin. On the east-southeast side of the fire, the fire is backing down to the North Fork of Dennett Creek Road, and fire crews are actively engaging the fire.Photo shows the point of origin of the

Kiwah Fire (Wildfire)

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.

Bacon Rind Fire (Wildfire)

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...

Ryan Fire (Wildfire)

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 13:58
Routt National Forest, Mt Zirkel Wilderness, Jackson Co., Colo.Reported late Sat. night, Sept. 15 Helicopters and crews initially on scene until high winds fueled rapid fire growth, mid-day SundayMoving NE toward Forest Road 80 and CO/WY state lineSize is unknown, but smoke is visible from Walden, Colo. & SE Wyo.Origin is three miles SE of Hog Park Guard Station, two miles S of the state line, two miles W of Buffalo Ridge TrailheadOrigin is barely within wildernessForest Road 80 is closed, hunters/campers being

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