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Portions of the Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area (Fall 2017 Prescribed Burns (WNF) Prescribed Fire)

4 hours 12 min ago
An Emergency Closure Order has been issued for portions of the Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area in Lawrence County, Ohio. The following areas are closed: Boardwalk, Lake Shore Trail, Boat Dock, Rock House Trail, Backpack Trail, Archery Trail, main loop of the Lake Vesuvius Horse Trail System, and Pine Knob Campground. ATTENTION HUNTERS: Starting Friday, 11/24 through Monday, 12/4, a portion of Iron Ridge Campground will be available for hunters. A couple of port-a-johns will be on site. No water will be available. All fees are to be paid as normal for renting of the sites.The Emergency Closure Order is in effect until Saturday, December 9, 2017. or unless terminated

Prescribed Burn Underway (Fall 2017 Prescribed Burns (WNF) Prescribed Fire)

4 hours 16 min ago
The Wayne National Forest is conducting a 30-acre prescribed burn as part of the Lake Vesuvius Prescribed Burn in the vicinity of the Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area in Lawrence County, Ohio. The approximate location of the burn unit is 38 36’ 43”N, -82 38’17”W. If weather permits, firefighters expect to conduct prescribed burning operations today (11/21) through Monday, 11/27.

North Zone 2017 Prescribed Fire Accomplishments, Wrap-Up Announced (KNF-GRCA North Zone Fire Rx 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:36
Fredonia, Ariz., Nov. 20, 2017 – For Immediate Release. As the year winds down, so will much of the fire management activity on the Kaibab National Forest and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. But for the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, one burning fact remains – the fall of 2017 yielded a busy and highly successful prescribed fire season, with more than 13,500 acres treated across the 1.6-million acres that the North Zone is responsible for in roughly four weeks. Generally speaking, when this time of year rolls around, most forest visitors are thinking about recreational activities. Few are thinking about a fire in the woods – unless it’s a campfire. However, for the North Zone fire managers, returning fire to a fire-adapted ecosystem is precisely the kind environmentally-honed thinking that happens during the fall and spring months. Each year, fire managers plan to put fire on the ground, but the planning process begins long before the prescribed...

Lakeside Ranger District plans multiple Prescribed Burns (Lakeside RD Marsh Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:00
The Lakeside Ranger District is planning on burning Redhead Marsh, Polishing Ponds and Jacques Marsh, weather permitting, starting Monday, November 20. The burn is approximately 60 acres. Minimal smoke impact is expected and may be visible from Arizona State Highway 77, U.S. Highway 60, Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside and Linden. Prescribed burn locations: Redhead Marsh: Located three miles northwest of Show Low on the west side of AZ State Highway 77, near Telephone Lake. Polishing Ponds: Located three miles north of Show Low on the west side of AZ State Highway 77, near Telephone Lake. Jacques Marsh: Located one mile north of Lakeside on the west side of Penrod Road. This prescribed burn is in cooperation with Arizona Game and Fish, the City of Show Low and the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside. The burn will benefit wildlife, the wetland and riparian ecosystems using prescribed fire to reduce dead fuels and stimulate new growth of wetland vegetation. All prescribed burns are approved...

Meyers Post-Fire BAER Assessment Report Summary (Northern Region-2017 Post-Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 18:05
MEYERS POST-FIRE BAER ASSESSMENT REPORT SUMMARY FS-2500-8 Burned-Area Report: Watershed Analysis, Condition, and Response The Meyers Fire, ignited by lightning on July 14, 2017, merged with the Whetstone Fire that also started from a lightning strike on July 13. The fire is located on the Bitterroot National Forest (NF) and Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF, approximately 25 miles southwest of Philipsburg, Montana. The fire burned 64,362 acres on Forest Service System (NFS) land (47,831 acres on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF and 16,531 acres on the Bitterroot NF), and 130 acres on private land. The dominant vegetation types within the burned area are mixed-conifer stands of primarily lodgepole pine and Douglas-fir with a beargrass, pinegrass and whortleberry/huckleberry understory. Subalpine areas with white bark pine, alpine larch and high elevation grasslands were also affected. The Meyers Fire burned area was surveyed and assessed by a BAER team comprised of Forest...

Chris Fire Update, Nov. 16 at 9:30 a.m. (LAST DAILY UPDATE) (Chris Fire Wildfire)

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:25
Rain is helping firefighters in their efforts to suppress the 370-acre Chris Fire. The fire is now 70 percent contained. The Chris Fire was started by a vehicle accident on U.S. Route 395 about five miles north of Sonora Junction near the Chris Flat Campground around 11:28 a.m. on Nov. 13. The fire burned west into National Forest System lands managed by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Bridgeport Ranger District. Today, Fire crews continue to reinforce the fireline in the lower elevation areas. The management of the Chris Fire will transitioned to a Type 4 incident commander at 5 p.m. Fire resources are currently in the process of being released. Cooperating agencies who have provided resources include the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, California Division of Forestry (Cal Fire), Nevada Division of Forestry, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Antelope Valley Fire Department, East Fork Fire Protection District, Carson City Fire Department,...

Chris Fire Update, Nov. 15 at 11:30 a.m. (Chris Fire Wildfire)

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 01:30
The Chris Fire is 20 percent contained and there was no new growth, so the fire size remains at 370 acres. Today, numerous fire crews are working hard to continue to keep fire growth minimal as a storm system moves through the area with high winds. Precipitation is also expected that could help with firefighting efforts. The Chris Fire was started by a vehicle accident on U.S. Route 395 about five miles north of Sonora Junction near the Chris Flat Campground around 11:28 a.m. on Nov. 13. The fire burned west into National Forest System lands managed by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Bridgeport Ranger District. According to fire officials, the Chris Fire did burn up to the boundary of the Bootleg Campground, but caused very little damage. The Chris Flat Campground was not affected by the fire. Bridgeport District Ranger Jeremy Marshall wants to “thank” the traveling public for their patience when U.S. Route 395 was closed due to suppression activities and all the...

Prescribed Burning Planned November 15 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2017-18 Prescribed Fire)

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:54
Sims Reforestation Site Prep and Roadside Fuelbreak Buffer: 10 miles north/northwest of Hyampom, 75 acresDekkas Rock piles, Shasta Lake area, 5 acres

Burned Area Reports (2017 Central Washington BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:31
Burned Area Report Summaries and Values at Risk Matrix and Treatments have been released: Diamond Creek Fire Burned Area SummaryValues at Risk Matrix and Treatments Jack Creek Fire Burned Area SummaryValues at Risk Matrix and Treatments Uno Peak Fire Burned Area SummaryValues at Risk Matrix and Treatments Jolly Mountain Fire Burned Area SummaryValues at Risk Matrix and Treatments

Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Burn Notification (Klamath Prescribed Burning 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 18:52
Contingent upon weather conditions meeting burn plan prescriptions, the Happy Camp / Oak Knoll Ranger District of the Klamath NF will implement the following prescribed burn projects: Project Name: Happy Oak District Piles – Blue and Salt salvage landings Agency contact: USFS/KNF/Happy Camp Matt Watson 530-465-1520 Legal Location: T46N 12W sec. 35,36,25 Descriptive Location: South of Seiad Valley Type: Machine Piles Total Acreage: 1200 acres Planned Ignition: Wednesday, Nov. 15th – Thursday, November 16th Duration: Ignition 2 days, Smoke Production 10-14 days Estimated Direction of Smoke Travel: NW Communities or Smoke Sensitive Areas: Seiad Valley, Hamburg– smoke will be monitored, and ignition will be adjusted or ceased should unfavorable effects occur. Project Name: Happy Oak District Piles –18N02 Agency contact: USFS/KNF/Happy Camp Lissey Lee 530-925-0333 Legal Location: T17N R8E Sec 15 Descriptive Location:...

Coconino NF fall, spring prescribed burn projects finalized (Fall 2017 Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 14:02
Flagstaff, Ariz., Nov. 2, 2017, For Immediate Release — Coconino National Forest fire managers have finalized the prescribed burn plan for fall and spring, which will reintroduce fire into the Ponderosa pine ecosystem at different times throughout the season to help protect and buffer communities from severe wildfires. Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-dependent ecosystems. Each prescribed burn is designed to meet specific objectives outlined in a “prescription.” These burns will mimic natural fires, reduce hazardous fuels accumulations, reintroduce fire into a fire-dependent system, and recycle nutrients which promotes habitat diversity. Prescribed fires are managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority. The following is a list of prescribed burn projects in each district of the Coconino National Forest with their approximate locations and acres: ...

Prescribed Burning Planned November 14 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2017-18 Prescribed Fire)

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:59
Sims Reforestation Site Prep and Roadside Fuelbreak Buffer, 10 miles north/northwest of Hyampom, 75 acresNorth Lake piles, northern end of Trinity Lake, 10

Chris Fire Update, Nov. 14 at 10:45 a.m. (Chris Fire Wildfire)

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:45
Chris Fire Update, Nov. 14, 10:45 a.m. The Chris Fire was started by a vehicle accident around 11:28 a.m. on Nov. 13 west of U.S. Route 395, about five miles north of Sonora Junction near the Chris Flat Campground. The fire is burning in very steep terrain in grass, sagebrush, and timber. High winds caused the fire to grow to 370 acres. Due to both ground and air firefighting operations and rolling rocks, highway 395 remains closed both northbound and southbound from Bridgeport, California, to the Nevada State Line. Access to California State Route 108 is available for Northbound Highway 395 travelers, as well as access to Walker, California, for Southbound Highway 395 travelers. Large trucks will not have access and must use detours. For the latest highway and detour information, please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623). Ten handcrews, 14 engines, one dozer, one air attack and four helicopters...

Goosenest Burn Notification (Klamath Prescribed Burning 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:00
Goosenest Fire Management will be burning hand piles and landing piles in the First Creek and Lodgepole Station Area.What: Landing PilesWhere: T44N R3W Sec. 1,3,11; T45N R3W Sec. 26,27,34,36Lower, East aspect of Goosenest Mtn.When: 11/14/2017 – 11/16/2017Burn Boss: John Brodbeck or Mary DanielsTrainee: Jeff MaloneyWhat: Hand piles and landing pilesWhere: T46N R3W and T46N R4W; in the area of Lodgepole StationWhen: 11/14/2017Burn Boss: John Brodbeck or Mary DanielsTrainee: Jeff MaloneySmoke may be visible from Montague/Shasta Valley.Please contact Goosenest Ranger District with any questions.

Prescribed Burning continues on the Lakeside Ranger District (Whitcom Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire)

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:00
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will continue burning the 3,960 acre prescribed burn within the Whitcom unit, weather dependent, north east of the community of Pinetop. The district has completed approximately 3,100 acres. Fire management proposes to burn an estimated 1,000 additional acres to complete this phase of the project from November 14 through November 17. The Whitcom Unit is located northeast of Pinetop, along Forest Service Roads 182, 283, 283A and 185. Ignition may last several days, with daily smoke impact anticipated within area drainages. Smoke will be visible in the local area, from Arizona State Highway 260 and 77, and U.S. Highway 60, in Pinetop – Lakeside, Vernon, McNary and Show Low. Motorists are advised to drive safely when approaching areas where prescribed fire activities may limit visibility and hinder fire personnel operations. Crews will be on scene from ignition until there is no longer a threat of escape from...

Black Mesa Ranger District plans Nagel Prescribed Burn (Nagel Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire)

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:00
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District plans to conduct a prescribed burn within Burn Blocks 1, 2, and 6 of the Nagel Forest Health Prescribed Burn area, if weather conditions allow, from November 14 - 17. This burn will be south of the Dutch Joe Ranch area. The burn will be to the east of Forest Road 34, south of Forest Road 100, to the west of Forest Roads 117, and to the north of Forest Roads 9439 and 9429A. The burn blocks will encompass approximately 963 acres. Once ignition occurs, crews will be on scene from ignition until there is no longer a threat of escape from the project boundaries. This project is in partnership with the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to provide forest restoration and health to the Rocky Mountain Elk, mule deer, and other wildlife species that frequent the area. Prescribed burning provides many benefits and is essential to maintaining healthy forest ecosystems. This prescribed...

U.S. Route 395 is closed from Bridgeport, CA to the Nevada State Line (Chris Fire Wildfire)

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 20:22
U.S. Route 395 is closed both northbound and southbound from Bridgeport, California, to the Nevada State Line. Access to California State Route 108 is available for Northbound Highway 395 travelers, as well as access to Walker, California, for Southbound Highway 395 travelers. Large trucks will not have access and must use detours. For the latest highway and detour information, please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

Chris Fire Update Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. (Chris Fire Wildfire)

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 20:15
Chris Fire now at 250 acres. Fire crews will continue to work throughout the night. U.S Route 395 expected to be closed tomorrow. For the latest highway and detour information, please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD

Chris Fire Burns an Estimated 200 Acres (Chris Fire Wildfire)

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 18:22
The 200-acre Chris Fire is actively burning on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Bridgeport Ranger District west of US Highway 395 about five miles north of Sonora Junction, near Chris Flat Campground. The fire is actively burning in grass, brush, and timber. U.S. Route 395 is closed both northbound and southbound from Bridgeport, California, to the Nevada State Line. Access to California State Route 108 is available for Northbound Highway 395 travelers, as well as access to Walker, California, for Southbound Highway 395 travelers. Large trucks will not have access and must use detours. For the latest highway and detour information, please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623). For additional fire information, please call (775) 771-4777 or look for updates on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Facebook and Twitter pages https://twitter.com/HumboldtToiyabe and...

Salmon/Scott River District Burn Notification (Klamath Prescribed Burning 2017-2018 Prescribed Fire)

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:59
Salmon/Scott River Ranger District, Salmon River Division will be conducting district wide pile burning from 11/14/2017-12/14/2017 Project Name: KNF Salmon River District Wide Pile BurningAgency Contact: Ron McEwen (530) 468 1271, Salmon/Scott District Office (530) 468 5351Type of Burn: Low Complexity Pile BurnLocation: Klamath National Forest-Salmon Division- North & South Fork Salmon RiverTotal Acreage: 150 acres maximum per daySmoke Production: Possibility of residual smoke 7 days post ignition Communities or Smoke Sensitive Areas: Sawyers Bar, Cecilville, Forks of Salmon. Low Potential for Impacts to adjacent Wilderness Areas, campgrounds, trailheads

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