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Video of Roosevelt Fire community meeting Sept. 20 (Roosevelt Fire Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:12
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Riggs and Lonely Fires update 9-20-2018 (Riggs Fire & Lonely Fire Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 20:57
All visitor facilities, services, and businesses in surrounding communities are not impacted by the fire and remain open.Highway 63 and roads leading into Bryce Canyon National park are open. An area closure around the fire area is in effect. Trail closures are listed in the sidebar to the left.Summary:In preparation for the reopening of the Rainbow Point Overlook and parking area, Bryce Canyon National Park staff installed barrier fencing and trail closure signs along the fire area yesterday at the Rainbow Point Overlook parking area. On Saturday, September 22 the parking area and overlook at Rainbow Point will reopen to visitors from 8 am to 6pm. Outside of these hours, the roadway will be closed at the Farview Point gate. The Bristlecone Loop Trail and Yovimpa Point will remain closed to the public until conditions become safe and the firefighters are no longer working in the area. The number of available parking spaces will be reduced to accommodate fire engines and equipment....

Air Tankers Being Used on the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain Fires (Bald Mountain Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 20:49
Air Tankers Being Used on the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain Fires The BAe-146 was originally manufactured by BAe Systems (British Aerospace). This four engine aircraft, which is considered a prototype next generation air tanker, is turbine powered; can carry approximately 3,000 gallons of retardant; and has a cruising speed in excess of 330 knots (380 mph). Dubbed as the ‘future generation in aerial firefighting’, a Canadian air tanker company, purchased a jet-powered airliner and converted it into a 3,100 gallon air tanker. The aircraft is an Avro RJ85, which is a variant of a British Aerospace BAe-146. The difference is that the RJ85 has a longer fuselage and more efficient engines. This was determined to be an ideal platform for its demanding role because of its excellent high and low speed performance, four-engine reliability even in the demanding conditions of high altitude and hot temperatures, excellent short airfield performance, and strong rugged design. The RJ85 has a...

Firing operations are complete, Div D (Bald Mountain Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 16:47
Firing operations have been successfully completed in Division D near Elk Ridge. Now firefighters and air resources will monitor the area as it cools. The night shift will continue monitoring the fire perimeter throughout the

Sublette Co. Sheriff's update on Roosevelt Fire for Sept. 20 (Roosevelt Fire Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 16:24
(Pinedale, Wyo –September 20th, 2018) Update on the Roosevelt fire September 20th 2018. The Roosevelt fire, located near Bondurant, Wyoming which has been burning since Saturday, September 15th 2018. As of this morning, September 20th, the fire has reportedly burned over 31,600 acres with 0% containment. The fire claimed at least one structure overnight in the Hoback Ranches subdivision. The fire has triggered evacuations for at least 230 homes including the subdivisions of Upper Hoback, Thunder, Hoback Ranches and Jim Bridger Estates. At approximately 11:27am this morning the Rim Ranches and the Rim Station area were placed into the “SET” stage. This means you may be asked to evacuate at a moment’s notice, to be packed and ready to evacuate. When evacuations actually start that is known as the “GO” stage. If the Rim Ranches and Rim Station area fall under the “GO” stage and evacuate, the number of homes in the evacuation could rise. The fire is a...

9/20 Raleigh RSOI Update (Hurricane Florence - Raleigh RSOI Hurricane)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:18
Thursday, September 20, 2018 10:00 am Incident Information – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. florence.response.raleigh.rsoi@gmail.com https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6200/ Information Center Phone: 919-589-6853 https://readync.org Western NC Resources Funneled to Garner RSOI RALEIGH –Western and Central Staging Areas are in the process of shutting down and the emergency responders from these locations are being routed to the Garner RSOI. These resources were initially staged in the western part of the State based on forecasted heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Florence. Fortunately, extreme amounts of rainfall did not occur in the foothills and mountains as it did in other parts of North Carolina. These additional resources will be tasked to work in the harder hit areas to the south and east of Raleigh, based on the allocated time remaining on their mobilization. The RSOI operation is now starting to see emergency responders that have...

Spanish Translation: Klondike Fire Update 2018-09-19 (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:00
Incendio Klondite - Zona Oeste El dia de ayer: La actividad del fuego fue minima a pesar de la presencia de aire seco y condiciones ventosas sobre la parte mas alta de la zona afectada. La mayor parte del incendio se enfoco en las areas de Slim Creek, Indigo Creek y Little Silver Creek. El dia de Hoy: Los bomberos continuan concentrando su trabajo en la limpieza del camino forestall 150 y hacia el Este a lo largo de la 2308 dirigiendose hacia la carretera Bear Camp. Los helicopteros continuan conel derramamiento de agua con el fin de evitar la propagacion del fuego a lo largo del eje del incendio el cual esta ubicado desde el final del camino 150 hacia la parte inferior de Indigo Creek. Asimismo, en la parte Sur a lo largo de la parte mas activa del perimetro del incendio ubicado al Sur de Horse Sign Creek. Se continua con la labor de reparacion de suppression sobre los caminos que se encuentran entre el area del fuego donde los asesores de recursos continua evaluando las...

Sublette Co. Sheriff issues "Set" stage evacuation order for Rim Ranches (Roosevelt Fire Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:59
All residents from Rim Ranches near Rim Station are in, SET, Stage. Gather Emergency kit, Medications, important papers, photos and pets. Be ready to go in a moment’s notice. Repeat, All residents from Rim Ranches near Rim Station are in, SET, Stage. Gather Emergency kit, Medications, important papers, photos and pets. Be ready to go in a moment’s notice. More info on Sheriff and Emergency Management Facebook pages, KPIN Radio and Pinedale

Todays Prescribed Fire Planned Activity (2018 Malheur NF Prescribed Fire Prescribed Fire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:41
Blue Mountain Ranger District plans operations in the Damon South Unit, located southwest of Seneca. Prairie City Ranger District is scheduled to conduct operations in the 16 Road Unit, located near Crane Prairie off Forest Road 16. Emigrant Creek Ranger District- No active operations today.

Actualización del incendio – 20-21 de septiembre 2018 (jueves/viernes) (McLeod Fire Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 13:01
Incendio Crescent Mountain y McLeod las cuadrillas continúan reparando el daño causado por las operaciones de extinción de incendios, usando excavadoras para reparar y tapar las líneas de buldócer y las que se excavaron a mano. La reparación de supresión se realiza para minimizar la erosión del suelo y restablecer las funciones ecológicas dañadas. Todas las reparaciones ocurren bajo aviso de asesores de recursos locales. Ocasionalmente se ve humo y llamas dentro del perímetro del incendio donde los combustibles pesados retienen el calor que se intensifica después del mediodía. Esto causa el fuego, que persiste en pastos secos y hierbas debajo de los combustibles pesados, se desplace lentamente. No es inusual que los árboles individuales ocasionalmente se quemen. Hoy se actualizaron las cifras de superficie para los incendios Crescent Mountain y McLeod con base del mapeo GPS. Los bomberos continúan logrando los objetivos de supresión y reparación relacionados con los...

Actualización del incendio – 20-21 de septiembre 2018 (jueves/viernes) (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 13:00
Incendio Crescent Mountain y McLeod las cuadrillas continúan reparando el daño causado por las operaciones de extinción de incendios, usando excavadoras para reparar y tapar las líneas de buldócer y las que se excavaron a mano. La reparación de supresión se realiza para minimizar la erosión del suelo y restablecer las funciones ecológicas dañadas. Todas las reparaciones ocurren bajo aviso de asesores de recursos locales. Ocasionalmente se ve humo y llamas dentro del perímetro del incendio donde los combustibles pesados retienen el calor que se intensifica después del mediodía. Esto causa el fuego, que persiste en pastos secos y hierbas debajo de los combustibles pesados, se desplace lentamente. No es inusual que los árboles individuales ocasionalmente se quemen. Hoy se actualizaron las cifras de superficie para los incendios Crescent Mountain y McLeod con base del mapeo GPS. Los bomberos continúan logrando los objetivos de supresión y reparación relacionados con los...

Rain Reduced Platypus/Rhino Fire Activity (Platypus Fire Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:42
SEDONA, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2018, For Immediate Release – The Platypus/Rhino Fire received moisture throughout the day yesterday, and fire behavior greatly diminished. With warm dry weather ahead, some potential for fire activity remains, especially near the southern edge of the original Rhino Fire where fingers of vegetation run through steep, rugged canyons. Significant growth is not anticipated, but firefighters will continue to closely monitor the area. If activity increases, some smoke would likely be noticeable from the Flagstaff and Sedona areas. Incident Commander Trainee Brian Blanchard said, “Yesterday’s rains definitely helped, but as the fuels dry out over the next couple of days, there’s still a chance we could see some areas pick back up. It did a couple weeks ago after receiving a good amount of monsoonal rains, so we’re going to keep a close eye on it for a while.” A helicopter is available to assist with suppression efforts should the...

Rain Moderates Fire Behavior on Cat (Cat Fire Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:21
Rain Moderates Fire Behavior on Cat Fredonia, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2018 — For Immediate Release. Moisture received yesterday on the Cat Fire moderated fire behavior and dampened light fuels, delaying planned burnout operations. If favorable conditions exist and it is safe to do so, crews plan to conduct burnout operations, introducing fire inside the control line to consume fuel between the edge of the fire and the control line along Forest Road 2599. This is done to secure the fire’s western edge and stop its growth toward critical infrastructure. Cat Fire Overview: Date reported: August 6, 2018 Cause: Lightning Size: 4,491 acres Personnel: 35 Location: The Cat Fire is about 25 miles southeast of Jacob Lake in the Saddle Mountain Wilderness on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest. Fuel: Mixed conifer, ponderosa pine and pinyon-juniper/mountain mahogany. Weather: Today forecasters predict a warming trend into the weekend. Temperatures are...

Firing Operations Have Been Initiated (Bald Mountain Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:15
The planned firing operations have been initiated in Division D, on the northwest corner, of the fire, near Elk Ridge. Expect to see smoke and increased fire

Bull Draw Fire Update Sept 20, 2018 (Bull Draw Fire Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:12
Bull Draw Fire Update Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Acres: 32,645 acres as of September 19 1300 hrs Containment: 60% Personnel: 127 Yesterday’s Activity: Fire behavior yesterday morning was active in aspen stands near the Big Atkinson drainage, and moderated throughout the day with cooler temperatures and cloud cover. Firefighters conducted some burnout operations from National Forest System Road (NSFR) 402 (Divide Road) near the Big Atkinson drainage before weather conditions stalled successful ignitions. Crews secured edges near NFSR 407, providing strengthened lines near remaining fire in the Long Canyon area. Firefighters near the UC Cow Camp continued to patrol and conduct structure preparation. Firefighters actively worked to locate and contain 22-24 small spot fires, heavily gridding and monitoring the area on the North side of NFSR 402 (Divide Road) to ensure all spotting was contained. Planned Activity: Today firefighters will continue to...

Bull Draw Fire Update Sept 20, 2018 (Bull Draw Fire Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:07
Bull Draw Fire Update Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Acres: 32,645 acres as of September 19 1300 hrs Containment: 60% Personnel: 127 Yesterday’s Activity: Fire behavior yesterday morning was active in aspen stands near the Big Atkinson drainage, and moderated throughout the day with cooler temperatures and cloud cover. Firefighters conducted some burnout operations from National Forest System Road (NSFR) 402 (Divide Road) near the Big Atkinson drainage before weather conditions stalled successful ignitions. Crews secured edges near NFSR 407, providing strengthened lines near remaining fire in the Long Canyon area. Firefighters near the UC Cow Camp continued to patrol and conduct structure preparation. Firefighters actively worked to locate and contain 22-24 small spot fires, heavily gridding and monitoring the area on the North side of NFSR 402 (Divide Road) to ensure all spotting was contained. Planned Activity: Today firefighters will continue to...

September 20, 2018 Gold Hill Fire Update (Gold Hill Fire Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:54
Kootenai National Forest: 406-283-7693 Email: MTKDC@firenet.gov Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6143 Facebook: US Forest Service – Kootenai National Forest Incident Commander: Mike Almas, Northern Rockies Incident Management Team Size: 6,602 acres Containment: 55% Cause: Lightning Location: 13 miles north of Libby, MT Structures destroyed: 0 Total Personnel: 188 including 3 hand crews, 2 engines, 1 water tender, 1 helicopter, and 4 pieces of heavy equipment This will be the final update from Mike Almas’ Northern Rockies Type 2 Incident Management Team. The Libby District will assume command of the fire at 6:00pm. Please note the updated phone number and email address above. Crews continued to remove equipment from the northwest area of the fire in conjunction with suppression repair. Suppression repair on the eastern side of the fire has been completed and crews will look to complete the remainder of the suppression repair on the southern and...

September 20, 2018 Klondike Fire Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:34
Klondike Fire West Zone Yesterday: Fire activity was minimal despite drier air and breezy conditions on the upper elevations of the fire area. Most of this activity was focused in the Slim Creek, Indigo Creek and Little Silver Creek areas. Today: Firefighters continue to focus on mopping up along the 150 Road and east along 2308 Road toward Bear Camp Road. Helicopter bucket work will continue to hold fire spread along the ridgeline from the end of the 150 road down to Indigo Creek, and from there south along the active portion of the fire perimeter south of Horse Sign Creek. Suppression repair is continuing on roads within the fire area as resource advisors continue to assess repair needs of dozer and hand lines. Weather: Weather forecast over the next couple days is expected to support low to moderate fire behavior with continued smoldering and creeping. Higher relative humidity is expected late Friday that will help to hamper fire behavior. Klondike Fire East Zone and...

This Inciweb Site Will be Updated Weekly (Taylor Creek Fire Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:29
Because of minimal changes in the status of the Taylor fire and the East Zone of the Klondike fire, this site will only be updated weekly. Most activity is on the West Zone of the Klondike fire, and that page is updated frequently. If fire behavior warrants, this page will be updated more

Bald Mountain Fire Update 9/20/2018 (Bald Mountain Wildfire)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:12
September 20, 2018 8 a.m. Special Note: Highway 6 was opened early this morning. The Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team (IMT) is managing the Bald Mountain Fire and Great Basin Team 1 is managing the Pole Creek Fire. Both teams are cooperating when informing the public and sharing resources. Bald Mountain Logistics is supporting Pole Creek Division Z resources with meals at a camp nearer their work assignments. This keeps cost down and eliminates drive time reducing risks. Utah County Public Works –Roads Division will be using graders to remove rocks off Nebo Loop Road and Santaquin Canyon Road at the beginning of their shift each day until further notice. A repeater was set up on the south end of the fire to improve communications on the south end of the fire. Weather: Breezy northwest winds are expected Thursday with gusts of 20-25 mph on the ridges. Relative humidity will again be very dry, lowering into the single digits. A Haines of 3 is expected. The cold front has...

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