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Fuego de Chetco Bar 23 de Septiembre (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

2 hours 12 min ago
Los bomberos continuan con el patrullaje e identificacion de areas para reparar la suppression y asegurando lineas de fuego y conduciendo operaciones de barrido. Se observara una actividad lenta y latente del Incendio en la parte alta de los drenajes de Pistol River, Emily Creek y el Rio de Illinois. Despues de un incendio, la reparacion de supresion de fuego es lo mas importante. Lineas de contencion que han sido dejadas en el area, podrian afectar drenajes naturales causando erosion del suelo, afectando la recuperacion natural vegetativa, danos al habita acuatico y reduccion en la calidad del agua. El equipo de reparacion, esta trabajando en minimizar dichos efectos a travez del uso de una variedad de tecnicas, incluyendo la instalacion de barreras acuaticas. Estas barreras, desviaran el torrencial de la lluvia previniendo que el agua escarve canales sobre el suelo que ha sido afectado de una manera reciente. La tripulacion tambien esta utilizando equipo pesado para rellenar el...

Salmon August Complex Update Sept. 23, 2017 (Salmon August Complex Wildfire)

2 hours 26 min ago
News Release Fire Information: 530-572-1136 salmonaugustcomplex@gmail.com https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5501/ Salmon-August Complex Update September 23, 2017 Date Started: August 13, 2017 Total Size: 65,875acres Cumulative Containment: 65% Total Personnel: 426 Operational update: The warming and drying trend will persist today and the humidity will continue to drop. Firefighters pay particular attention to humidity as the lower the relative humidity, the more readily a fire will burn. The favorable weather allowed for the removal of all hose on the Wallow Fire except for the Sawyers Bar area. Firefighters patrolled the Deep Fire yesterday and no smoke was visible throughout. One engine and one crew of firefighters will spike camp in the Idlewild area overnight so they can mop up any areas of concern. Presently the Deep Fire is 90-percent contained and crews will attempt to complete containment of...

High Cascades Complex East Zone Fire Update - Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 (High Cascades Complex Wildfire)

2 hours 26 min ago
High Cascades Complex East Zone Fire Update – Saturday, September 23, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. High Cascades Complex East Zone Fire Information 541.238.7164 info.ncascade@gmail.com Crater Lake National Park Information 541.238.7058 Summary: Suppression repair activity increased yesterday as crews accessed more portions of the fire area. Firefighters are reporting ample amounts of snow at higher elevations. Repair work continues to focus on chipping, felling dangerous trees and fixing hand and dozer lines created in fire suppression activities. The Incident Command team is working closely with Forest Service and National Park staff to identify high priorities areas to concentrate repair efforts. A community briefing will be held today at 10:00 a.m. at the Rocky Point Fire Hall. Closures: Weather conditions and limited fire behavior has allowed the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest’s High Cascades Ranger District to modify its fire closure areas. The new closure information is...

Closure Remain in Effect on the Rice Ridge Fire (Rice Ridge Fire Wildfire)

2 hours 27 min ago
Closures related to fire suppression efforts on the Rice Ridge Fire are still in effect for public lands managed by the Lolo National Forest, Montana DNRC and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Local agencies and the incident management team ask people to respect these closures for their own safety and the safety of the firefighters still working on the fire. Even though recent precipitation has tampered fire behavior, multiple pieces of heavy equipment engaged in the repair efforts are utilizing the road system. These narrow, winding mountain roads have become slick, requiring slower speeds and careful attention. Such conditions do not make it safe to mix public traffic with the heavy equipment. In addition, hazards associated with weakened trees and snags pose a threat to public safety, as they have potential to fall over and block travel corridors. Fire managers have received reports of members of the public firing guns in the shooting range area, as well as hunters...

Operations Briefing for Saturday 9-23-17 (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

3 hours 14 sec ago
Planning Operations Section Chief trainee Bill Panagopoulos gives an overview of today's operations on the Umpqua North Complex. In addition to mopping up and patrolling contained areas, crews continue to repair roads and dozer and hand line created or used during fire suppression. 74 miles of line have been repaired so far with another 117 miles to go. Link to Saturday 9/23 Operational Briefing video

Update Whitewater Fires Sept. 23, 2017 (Whitewater Fire Wildfire)

4 hours 1 min ago
Whitewater Fire - including Little Devil, Scorpion, Clagett Lake, Slideout, Section Line, French and Potato Hill FiresSeptember 23, 2017 Daily Update Fire Information Line: 541-719-8371, willamettewildfires2017@gmail.comLocation: Willamette National ForestWillamette National Forest Closures: 541-225-6350, https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/willamette/alerts-noticesSize: 14,416 acres (total for reported fires) Containment: 47%Resources Assigned: 380 personnel (total for reported fires)Crews made excellent progress on suppression repairs yesterday, including cutting stumps low to the ground along Forest Service Road 46, removing timber slash, chipping branches and clearing debris from roads. Crews continue to collect and stage equipment and hose from the fire line. Processing timber for loading and hauling was initiated yesterday. As the weather improves and dirt roads and constructed fire lines dry out, crews will return to repairing suppression lines, adding water bars into roadways and...

Orleans Complex Fire Update - 9-23-17 (Orleans Complex Wildfire)

4 hours 24 min ago
ORLEANS, California, September 23, 2017 (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5430/) This is the 61st day of the Orleans Complex fires. Current Fire Situation: The Orleans Complex is unchanged at 27,276 acres. The Haypress Fire, the largest in the complex, is 66% complete. The other fires within the complex are 100% complete. Fire crews are using favorable weather to finish direct lines and continue with suppression repair. Safety: Fire personnel would like to remind the public that hunting season has started. Contact your local ranger station for current hunting information. Motorists traveling on State Highway 96 are cautioned that there will still be numerous firefighting vehicles on the roadway. Please drive with care. Weather: The cool and wet pattern is expected to end and a warming and drying trend will begin. Temperatures will rise approximately 5 degrees per day and humidity will drop into early next week. Closures: Effective September 23, all forest closure orders...

Buck Fire Update September 23 (Buck Fire (CA) Wildfire)

4 hours 54 min ago
Buck Fire Update September 23 Media Contacts: Carol Underhill cunderhill@fs.fed.us P: (530) 226-2494 Josef Orosz jaorosz@fs.fed.us P: (530) 226-2322 Status Acres Burned: 4,400 Cause: Lightning Date/Time Reported: September 12, 2017 Time Reported: 6:45 p.m. Percent Confined: 25% Percent Contained: 10% Resources Crews: 11 Engines: 14 Helicopters: 3 Dozers: 15 Water Tenders: 5 Total Resources Assigned: 395 personnel Current Fire Situation: The clear skies provided aerial mapping resources an unobstructed visual of the fire perimeter which resulted in an increase of fire acreage. Yesterday, fire activity increased with flame lengths up two feet and isolated torching observed. Clear skies and warmer temperatures will continue to dry fuels, which may contribute to a further increase in fire activity. Reconnaissance missions have identified the opportunity to work in safe locations closer to the fire edge given the conditions. North of the fire, crews are chipping removed...

Diamond Creek September 23 (Diamond Creek Fire Wildfire)

5 hours 1 min ago
Location: 11 miles NNW of Mazama, WA Total Personnel: 227Acres: 127,498 total acres Cause: Under Investigation Containment: 75% Start Date: July 23, 2017Note: The containment reflects the percent of operational objectives completed. Forest Service opens additional roads today in Diamond Creek Fire areaUpdate: Suppression repair work at the 500 Road was completed during yesterday’s operational period. Sections of contingency line and excavator work were finished as well. Additional ground resources continued suppression repair work in the southern and eastern flanks near of the fire area. Chipping on Eightmile Road was finished; one recon flight flew the fire. Heavy fuels continue to burn in the areas of Monument Creek, Pat Creek, and Tungsten Mine area. Approximately 97,043 acres in the U.S. and 30,454 acres in Canada have burned. No significant growth is expected in the U.S; however, increased fire activity is possible with a drying weather pattern in the forecast.Today’s...

High Cascades West zone update 9/23 (High Cascades Complex Wildfire)

5 hours 29 min ago
High Cascades Complex West Zone 9/23/2017 9:00 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 316-8352 Firefighters continue to make progress securing the edges of the Broken Lookout and Pup Fires today. Chippers are being utilized to remove slash on many of the major road systems along the fire perimeter including the 700, 800 and 2925 roads. Work also includes masticating with large machinery and pruning trees by hand to reduce ladder fuels. Additionally, firefighters are knocking out lingering hot spots on the Pup Fire; there is still remnant heat from burn-out operations pushing directly against the fire line on the east side. This morning, fire managers thanked firefighters for their efforts. “The firefighters have done a great job with suppression working in tough conditions, “said Deputy Incident Commander Ken Paul. “I toured the fire area yesterday and I am really proud of the hard work.” In addition to wrapping up suppression tasks and chipping, firefighters have started...

Eagle Creek Fire Daily Update 9/23/17 (Eagle Creek Fire Wildfire)

5 hours 35 min ago
Approximate Fire Size: 48,668 acres Approximate Fire Containment: 46% Summary: Fire activity has remained minimal, though hot spots continue to produce smoke and some visible flame. Firefighters will be out patrolling fire lines again today, mopping up these hot spots along the fire perimeter. Crews will also continue implementing suppression repair efforts. These efforts include measures to mitigate disturbance and decrease erosion along fire lines. As the soils continue to dry in the coming days, fire managers anticipate increasing these activities. Additional personnel and equipment have also arrived. There are currently seven Resource Advisors (READs) assigned to the fire to guide the suppression repair efforts, taking into consideration soils, hydrology, cultural concerns, and other values. A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team is expected to arrive on the fire early next week. This team will begin an initial assessment to identify areas of severe burn and potential...

Chetco Bar Air Quality, September 23, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

5 hours 41 min ago
Smoke: Smoke remains absent in most of the communities and surrounding areas, however isolated areas on the fire continue to produce small amounts of smoke. As fuels dry out and conditions become more favorable for burning the chances of seeing more smoke in the environment is likely. Any smoke produced should be light and disperse well as it moves with the wind.Fire: Fire containment and suppression actions continue to be successful. The warmer and drier weather pattern will help firefighters identify areas that may still be burning under heavy canopy and brush. Other: As suppression and repair activities continue firefighters are constantly moving around the fire on various roads. Expect heavy traffic when driving near wildfire areas and on narrow mountain

Horse Creek Complex and Rebel Fire Update for Saturday, Sept. 23 (Horse Creek Complex Wildfire)

5 hours 49 min ago
Update for Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 719-8371 Online: inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/3860 https//facebook.com/WillametteWildfires2017 Willamettewildfires2017@gmail.com Rebel Fire: 8,703 acres Horse Creek Complex: Olallie Lookout Fire, 1,572 acres; Roney Fire, 3,548 acres; Avenue Fire, 3,370 acres; Separation Fire, 17,914 acres; Nash Fire, 6,738 acres. Total all fires: 41,871 acres (An infrared flight was conducted on 9/23; the footprints for the Avenue Fire, Separation Fire, and Rebel Fire increased by 408,167 and 77 acres, respectively.) Resources: Personnel, 374; Crews, 6; Helicopters, 1; Engines, 24; Water Tenders, 3; Skidgen, 1. Weather: Today’s forecast, unlike the past six days, promises to be rain and snow free with sunny skies and temperatures rising into the low 50s; light and variable winds will dominate the valleys and ridges. This trend in temperature rise will continue into next week with daytime highs in the mid to upper 60s....

Rebel Fire/Horse Creek Complex Update for Saturday, Sept. 23 (Rebel Fire Wildfire)

5 hours 53 min ago
Update for Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 719-8371 Online: inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/3860 https//facebook.com/WillametteWildfires2017 Willamettewildfires2017@gmail.com Rebel Fire: 8,703 acres Horse Creek Complex: Olallie Lookout Fire, 1,572 acres; Roney Fire, 3,548 acres; Avenue Fire, 3,370 acres; Separation Fire, 17,914 acres; Nash Fire, 6,738 acres. Total all fires: 41,871 acres (An infrared flight was conducted on 9/23; the footprints for the Avenue Fire, Separation Fire, and Rebel Fire increased by 408,167 and 77 acres, respectively.) Resources: Personnel, 374; Crews, 6; Helicopters, 1; Engines, 24; Water Tenders, 3; Skidgen, 1. Weather: Today’s forecast, unlike the past six days, promises to be rain and snow free with sunny skies and temperatures rising into the low 50s; light and variable winds will dominate the valleys and ridges. This trend in temperature rise will continue into next week with daytime highs in the mid to upper 60s....

Nash Fire/Horse Creek Complex Update for Saturday, Sept. 23 (Nash Fire Wildfire)

5 hours 56 min ago
Update for Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 719-8371 Online: inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/3860 https//facebook.com/WillametteWildfires2017 Willamettewildfires2017@gmail.com Rebel Fire: 8,703 acres Horse Creek Complex: Olallie Lookout Fire, 1,572 acres; Roney Fire, 3,548 acres; Avenue Fire, 3,370 acres; Separation Fire, 17,914 acres; Nash Fire, 6,738 acres. Total all fires: 41,871 acres (An infrared flight was conducted on 9/23; the footprints for the Avenue Fire, Separation Fire, and Rebel Fire increased by 408,167 and 77 acres, respectively.) Resources: Personnel, 374; Crews, 6; Helicopters, 1; Engines, 24; Water Tenders, 3; Skidgen, 1. Weather: Today’s forecast, unlike the past six days, promises to be rain and snow free with sunny skies and temperatures rising into the low 50s; light and variable winds will dominate the valleys and ridges. This trend in temperature rise will continue into next week with daytime highs in the mid to upper 60s....

Umpqua North Complex Update September 23, 2017 (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

6 hours 14 sec ago
September 23, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. Fire Information: 541-378-6944 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) Start Date: August 11, 2017 Cause: Lightning Fuels: Timber, forest litter, grass & shrubs Acres: 43,139 Percent Contained: 50% Current Situation:The Great Basin Incident Type 2 Management Team #3 has now changed focus from fire suppression to suppression repair. Where the fire burned hot and control lines were dug, the bare ground in the fireline becomes channels for erosion if left unrepaired. Suppression damage repair is being coordinated with resource advisors and agency direction. Graders are repairing heavily used and damaged roads around fire perimeters. Graders will be not be working over the weekend, but will begin again Monday. Incident Commander, Taiga Rohrer, expects the fire line repair on the Fall fire will be completed soon. Additional specialized equipment is arriving daily. A tub grinder will arrive Monday, along with dump trucks and a log hauler. The firefighters and ODOT are...

Daily Update 9/23/17 (Miller Complex Wildfire)

6 hours 14 sec ago
Miller Complex Fire Update September 23, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. Acres: 36,496 Percent Contained: 70% Start Date: August 14, 2017 Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 185 Location: Private land and federal land on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest 20 miles southwest of Medford, OR. Fire Information: 541-838-0770 Email address: millercomplex2017@gmail.com A Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) assumed management responsibilities for the Miller Complex Friday morning. Fire managers evaluate personnel safety and exposure when developing suppression strategies. The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest features heavy fuel loading, steep slopes, rugged terrain and difficult access, all of which influence operational decisions. Operations Section Chief Jason Hutchinson shared the following statement, “As a team, we are determining the safest, most efficient operational plan. All of our strategies and tactics are based terrain, hazards, weather conditions and fire behavior....

Norse Peak Fire Update Saturday September 23, 2017 (Norse Peak Fire Wildfire)

6 hours 16 min ago
Date Started: Aug. 11, 2017; Cause: Lightning; Acreage: 52,056 (Norse Peak), 3,853 (American), 1,061 (Saw Mill) Percent Completed: 80% (Norse Peak), 99% (American), 99% (Sawmill Creek). Total Personnel: 426, which includes 12 Crews, 10 Engines and 1 Water Tenders. Fire Summary: Minimal fire growth is expected. Isolated pockets of slow surface spread where the fire is sheltered by the tree canopy and continued burning in the larger dead or down trees is still possible. The Incident Command Post at Chinook Work Center is shutting down today. Command of the southeast side of the fire will transfer to the Naches Ranger District’s Type 4 organization. On the Northwest side of the fire, command will transfer to a Type 3 organization with the Incident Command Post at the Expo Center in Enumclaw. The Norse Peak incident information phone number has changed to: 253-666-8841 Norse Peak Fire Cleanup continues on State Route 410. Thinning and removing hazardous trees along Forest Road 1900...

Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, September 23, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

6 hours 39 min ago
Fire crews will continue patrols and identify areas for suppression repair, while securing fire lines and conducting mop up operations. Creeping and smoldering activity will be observed in the upper Pistol River, Emily Creek and Illinois River drainages. Fire suppression repair is a major concern after every wildfire. Left disturbed, containment lines can affect natural drainages causing soil erosion, stunting natural vegetation recovery, damaging fish habitats, and reducing water quality. Repair crews work to limit these effects through a variety of techniques, including the installation of water bars. Water bars divert the flow of rain or run off and prevent the water from carving channels through the recently disturbed soil. Crews also use heavy equipment to backfill soil from trenches and dozer lines, while also recontouring disturbed surface areas. Once the natural contour has been restored crews spread tree limbs, slash, and stones across the site creating a natural forest floor...

Sawmill Creek fire update for September 23, 2017 (Sawmill Creek Fire Wildfire)

6 hours 39 min ago
Norse Peak Fire Update Saturday, September 23, 2017 – Morning UpdateCONTACT: Fire Information 253-666-8841 (7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.) https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5509/ NorsePeakFireINFO@gmail.com www.facebook.com/NorsePeakFire/ Date Started: Aug. 11, 2017; Cause: Lightning; Acreage: 52,056 (Norse Peak), 3,853 (American), 1,061 (Saw Mill) Percent Completed: 80% (Norse Peak), 99% (American), 99% (Sawmill Creek). Total Personnel: 426, which includes 12 Crews, 10 Engines and 1 Water Tenders. Fire Summary: Minimal fire growth is expected. Isolated pockets of slow surface spread where the fire is sheltered by the tree canopy and continued burning in the larger dead or down trees is still possible. The Incident Command Post at Chinook Work Center is shutting down today. Command of the southeast side of the fire will transfer to the Naches Ranger District’s Type 4 organization. On the Northwest side of the fire, command will transfer to a Type 3 organization with the Incident...

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