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Badger Creek Fire Update - July 18, 2018 (Badger Creek Fire Wildfire)

1 hour 6 min ago
Badger Creek Fire Update Wednesday, July 18, 2018 SW Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team 1, Incident Commander Willy Watsabaugh Badger Creek Fire Statistics: Start Date: June 10, 2018 Start Location: 2 miles NW of Mountain Home, WYApproximate size: 21,310 acres Approximate containment: 93% Cause: Under Investigation Assigned Personnel: 86 Current Situation: Watsabaugh’s Type 3 Incident Management Team prepares to transfer command of the Badger Creek fire to a smaller Type 4 organization on Thursday. Some of the fire resources will remain on the fire with the Type 4 organization to ensure a smooth transition. There will be a few additional fire resources added. Currently, there are 86 personnel assigned to the fire, and that number will drop after tomorrow. The remaining firefighters will continue to suppress hot spots that have the potential to threaten the containment lines and structures, and monitor the others that do not pose a threat. Scattered thunderstorms passed over...

El Jebel and Baslt pre-evacuation lifted- remain for Missouri Heights (Lake Christine Fire Wildfire)

1 hour 57 min ago
The pre-evacuation notice for residents of Basalt and El Jebel was lifted today at 8 am. Residents of Missouri Heights remain under a pre-evacuation notice, due to the proximity of homes to the fire's active northern flank. Although the threat of the Lake Christine Fire to homes in the area has significantly decreased, residents are advised to stay informed about major weather changes and events. There are no weather advisories at this time. Hot and dry conditions are predicted to persist into the

Lake Christine Fire Update- July 18, 2018 (Lake Christine Fire Wildfire)

3 hours 2 min ago
The pre-evacuation notice for residents of Basalt and El Jebel was lifted today at 8 a.m. Residents of Missouri Heights remain under a pre-evacuation notice, due to the proximity of homes to the fire’s active northern flank. Although the threat of the Lake Christine Fire to homes in the area has significantly decreased, residents are advised to stay informed about major weather changes and events. There are no weather advisories at this time. The safety of the public and firefighters remains the top priority for fire managers. Full suppression of the Lake Christine Fire remains the objective for firefighters. Helicopters have been working hotspots on the northeast section of the fire to limit fire spread up Basalt Mountain. Crews are patrolling the control lines on the west and south flanks. There was isolated torching in the northern section, as the fire entered islands of unburned fuels beneath Basalt Mountain. The steep rocky terrain around Basalt Mountain is limiting direct...

Ferguson Fire AM Update, 7/18 (Ferguson Fire Wildfire)

3 hours 18 min ago
The fire was fairly quiet overnight, with activity picking up in the area around Sweetwater Creek shortly before dawn. The fire is now established in the bottom of Sweetwater Creek. Crews worked overnight on securing line around Cedar Lodge and Indian Flat. The power line has been completed, and power has been restored to the area. Work also continued on containment lines protecting the communities of Jerseydale/ Mariposa Pines and Yosemite West. Today, crews will continue to monitor and mop up in the areas around Cedar Lodge, Indian Flat, and Cold Canyon. They will begin contingency line construction up Pinoche Ridge from the Merced River, improve dozer and handlines around Yosemite West and Jerseydale, and take suppression action to keep the fire East of Snyder Ridge. They will also use aerial resources to try to keep the fire on top of Ferguson Ridge when conditions permit. Weather today is predicted to be hot and dry, and the smoke inversion is again expected to stay over the...

Dollar Ridge Fire Morning Update - 18 July (Dollar Ridge Fire Wildfire)

3 hours 53 min ago
Logs, roots, and standing dead trees located well interior of the fire area may smolder, producing small amounts of light smoke that may be visible for weeks to come. This smoke will become especially visible on hot, dry days when it becomes easier for the fire to consume the wood. These “hot spots” do not pose any threat to the public or structures. Firefighters have gridded 100’ feet into the fire’s perimeter to ensure the fire remains contained, meaning hot spots and the remaining heat along the edge is out. Firefighters frequently patrolling the fire area are also extinguishing hotspots where it is safe to do so. If a group of trees torch out, or the fire is burning outside the blackened area of the fire, please inform fire officials.A transfer of command from Great Basin Team 2 to Great Basin Team 5, led by Russ Bird, took place at 6 a.m. this morning. This transfer to a smaller management organization reflects successful containment efforts, and a downsizing of incident...

Ferguson Fire PM Update July 17 (Ferguson Fire Wildfire)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 21:24
Today firefighters continued to focus on structure protection in the areas around El Portal, Yosemite West, and Jerseydale/Mariposa Pines. They successfully kept the fire on the South side of the Merced River and Highway 140. The fire grew primarily to the South and East, with the majority of the growth occurring in the late afternoon as the inversion lifted. The fire continues to back down Ferguson Ridge, into the Sweetwater Creek drainage, and behind Cedar Lodge. Crews are working 24 hours a day to scout and build firelines in places with the greatest probability of success.With a high-pressure system firmly in place over the West, smoke dispersal was minimal, hampering firefighting aircraft until late afternoon. Hot, dry conditions and steep terrain will continue to challenge firefighters. Currently no structures have been reported damaged or destroyed in the Ferguson Fire.Power has been interrupted to residences and businesses along the El Portal area and Yosemite West

Lake Christine Fire Evening Update- July 17, 2018 (Lake Christine Fire Wildfire)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 19:57
The Upper Colorado River Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the Lake Christine Fire yesterday. The incident command post is now located at Basalt Fire Station 42 on JW Drive in El Jebel. The safety of the public and firefighters remains the top priority for fire managers. Full suppression of the Lake Christine Fire remains the objective for firefighters. Crews mopped-up, improved and patrolled control lines on the west and south flanks today, supported by helicopters dropping water on hotspots as needed. Isolated torching is occurring in these areas, but fire spread is limited in the steep, rocky terrain around Basalt Mountain. Smoke will be visible in the coming days and may impact residents as interior fuels burn themselves out. Firefighters are removing excessive fuels from roads to the north of the fire to improve contingency lines. Chipping operations are ongoing to reduce the amount of cut vegetation remaining along bulldozer lines. Utility crews are...

17 de Julio 2018 - Fuego de Lago Christine Actualizacion de Dia (Lake Christine Fire Wildfire)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 19:46
Linea de Informacion de Incendio: 970-510-0705 Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5895/ Informacion Evacuacion de Emergencia: Facebook.com/EagleCountySO Comandante de Incidente: Bart Kicklighter, Alison Richards (t), Type 3 Incident Management Team Medida: 6,822 acres Containimiento: 59% Causa: Humano Localidad: Approximamente 1 milla noroeste de Basalt, Colorado Structuras Perdida: 3 Personal en total: 214 personas, incluyendo 5 equipos de mano, 9 camiones de bombero, 1 dozer, 3 maquinas de tanque de agua, y 3 helicopteros El Gestion Equipos de Upper Colorado Typo 3 de Incidentes asumido commando de Fuego de Lago Christine Lunes. El lugar de Incidente ahora esta por localidade Basalt Fire Station 42 on JW Drive in El Jebel. El seguridade de publico y bomberos es prioridade numero uno por los gerentes. Supresion entero de Fuego de Lago Christine es el objective por los bomberos. Terrano traceonera esta haciendo prevencion de los bomberos a construir un linea de fuego...

Incindio Rocky Reach Actualizatcion 9 am 17 de julio (Rocky Reach Fire Wildfire)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 18:57
ROCKY REACH FIRE ACTUALIZACIÓN 9:00 am 17 de julio, 2018 Línea de información (360) 317-8911 Equipo 1, Kimiko Nalle, Comandante de incidentes Estatus del incendio Acres quemados: 3386 Causa: Bajo investigación Estructuras dañadas: Ninguna Cierres: Restricción de Vuelo Temporal y Burch Mountain Road Evacuaciones: Nivel 1, Swakane Canyon Contención: 70% Lesiones: 0 RECURSOS Cuadrillas: 7 Camiones de bomberos: 21 Buldóceres: 3 Camiones de agua: 2 Aviones: Personal total: 241 Resumen del incidente: el incendio Rocky Reach comenzó en la ladera sudoeste de Burch Mountain aproximadamente a cinco millas al noreste de Wenatchee, Washington el 13 de julio por la tarde. Comenzó quemando hierba y maleza, y como se extendió rápidamente amenazó varias residencias lo que provocó avisos de evacuación de nivel 1 para los vecindarios de Burch Mountain y Swakane Canyon. Fuerzas del distrito de bomberos del Condado de Chelan #1, el Bosque Nacional de Okanogan y el Departamento...

Duchesne Evacuation Zone D1 Allows Re-entry To Residents (Dollar Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 17:50
Duchesne County Evacuation Zone D1 within the Dollar Ridge Fire is now reduced to a pre-evacuation level, effective at 12 noon Tuesday, July 17th. County Road 11500, Strawberry River Road to the county line, and Timber Canyon Road to the forest service boundary will be open to residents and property owners only. For more information please contact the Duchesne County (435-738-2015) Sheriff’s

Badger Creek Fire Update - July 17, 2018 (Badger Creek Fire Wildfire)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 16:32
Badger Creek Fire Update Tuesday, July 17, 2018 SW Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team 1, Incident Commander Willy Watsabaugh Badger Creek Fire Statistics: Start Date: June 10, 2018 Start Location: 2 miles NW of Mountain Home, WYApproximate size: 21,310 acres Approximate containment: 93% Cause: Under Investigation Assigned Personnel: 121 Current Situation: Yesterday, the Incident Command team was able to increase the containment to 93%, due to the firefighter’s hard work and recent moisture. Firefighters were also able to complete assigned rehab on slash areas. They will continue to suppress hot spots that have the potential to threaten the containment lines and structures, and monitor the others that do not pose a threat. Scattered thunderstorms will pass over the fire area today, then the monsoonal moisture will get cut off and produce drier conditions Wednesday through Friday. Flash floods and debris flows are a concern when heavy rain develops in the burn area. The public...

7-16-2018 - Emmett RD - AREA CLOSURE for Lodgepole Fire in effect (Lodgepole Fire Wildfire)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 15:42
7-16-2018 - Emmett Ranger District - AREA CLOSURE – temporary closure of roads and trails within Lodgepole Fire area. The District has temporarily closed National Forest System (NFS) roads and trails to provide for public safety due to hazards associated with the Lodgepole Fire. This closure order will be in effect from July 16, 2018, through October 31, 2018, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. (0402-06-38).

Public Meeting Scheduled in El Portal 7/18 at 4pm (Ferguson Fire Wildfire)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 15:22
Community Meeting Scheduled for El Portal, CAThe Unified Commanders, CAL FIRE, US Forest Service and Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, will be hosting a community meeting to discuss the current situation of the Ferguson Fire. Officials will be giving an operational briefing highlighting the current actions that firefighters are taking on the fire. Current maps of the fire will be available, as well as other handouts. Additionally, officials will be available to answer questions.7/18/18, 4pm El Portal Community Hall5512 Foresta Rd.El Portal, CA 95318Please arrive early as the meeting will start promptly at 4:00 p.m. If you have questions about the meeting, please call the Ferguson Fire Info Line (530) 377-6221.To sign up for the Mariposa Sheriff’s Office Emergency Alert System visit: https://local.nixle.com/register/To register for email updates for the Ferguson Fire Information: www.tinyurl.com/fergusonfireFor additional information on returning home after a wildfire, go to:...

Silver Falls State Park - Closures as of July 17, 2018 (Silver Creek Fire Wildfire)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 13:00
Park Closures: The 214 Trailhead and several back-country trails, Howard Creek horse camp and Howard Creek day-use area, and the youth camp (Camp Silver Creek) remain closed. The Ranches have been reopened.For the most current updates, visit

Silver Creek Fire Update - July 17, 2018 (Silver Creek Wildfire)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 13:00
Firefighters continue making good progress mopping up the Silver Creek Fire, located in a remote southeast corner of Silver Falls State Park. 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, and will continue mopping up the fire’s perimeter, as well as removing dangerous snags. Investigators have officially determined the fire was caused by lightning, most likely from a storm that passed over the area on June 18, 2018. Known as a lightning holdover, the fire smoldered for several weeks before emerging during a windy period with high temperatures, low relative humidity and drier fuels on the ground. While some closures remain in the Park, there are no interruptions to scheduled events. Waterfall areas remain accessible to visitors during normal Park hours. Visitors may notice light smoke at times, but the fire is not anticipated to produce heavy smoke. More Details: A...

Lake Christine Fire Update - July 17, 2018 (Lake Christine Fire Wildfire)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 09:19
The Upper Colorado River Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the Lake Christine Fire on Monday. The incident command post is now located at Basalt Fire Station 42 on JW Drive in El Jebel.The safety of the public and firefighters remains the top priority for fire managers.Full suppression of the Lake Christine Fire remains the objective for firefighters. Extremely rugged, rocky terrain is preventing firefighters from building fireline directly on the fire’s north and east flanks. Crews are mopping-up, improving and patrolling control lines today, supported by helicopters dropping water on hotspots as needed. Flames are backing and creeping in these areas and fire spread is limited. Smoke will be visible as the fuels in these areas burn themselves out. Depending upon wind direction and intensity, smoke may settle in area communities at times.Firefighters are removing excessive fuels from roads to the north of the fire to improve contingency lines. Chipping operations...

July 17 UPDATED Evacuations and Closures (Ferguson Fire Wildfire)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 09:12
Mandatory Evacuations: Areas that are currently under a mandatory evacuation include: Incline Rd from Clearing House to the last BLM campground; Jerseydale/ Mariposa Pines; Cedar Lodge/ Indian Flat Campground, Savage’s Trading Post and Sweetwater Ridge. Incline Rd from Clearing House to the Foresta Bridge Evacuation Advisory: This is NOT an Evacuation Order. This is an advisement only of a potential Evacuation Order should conditions change. • Yosemite West • Lushmeadows Community • Ponderosa Basin Community • Triangle Rd from Jerseydale Rd to Hwy 49 South including all side roads. • Darrah Rd from Triangle to Sherrod Rd • East side of Hwy 49S from Darrah Rd to Harris Rd- This includes Boyer Rd, Woodland Area, Wass Rd, Tip Top Rd • National Park Service El Portal Complex • Rancheria Flat- Government Housing • El Portal Trailer Court • Old El Portal Evacuation Center: New Life Christian Fellowship, 5089 Cole Rd, Mariposa, CA 95338 Closures:...

Dollar Ridge Morning Fire Update - 17 July (Dollar Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 09:03
SPECIAL MESSAGE: People should be aware that smoke from the fire area may be visible for weeks to come, especially as the weather warms and humidity decreases. These smokes are all located in the interior of the fire area and should pose no threats to the public or structures as firefighters have mopped up along the majority of the fire edge using hand tools and aerial resources. They will continue to patrol and put out hot spots that they find along the line. Efforts are concentrated along the fire’s edge and work in from there toward the interior. Hot spots are more noticeable at night, and often appear larger than they actually are. Generally, if a hot spot is campfire size, it poses no threat. If a group of trees torch out, or fire is seen outside the fire containment line, please inform fire officials. Great Basin Team 2 (DeMasters) will transfer command of the Dollar Ridge Fire to Great Basin Team 5 (Bird) on Wednesday, July 18 at 6 a.m. Yesterday's Activity: Firefighters...

Ferguson Fire AM Update, July 17, 2018 (Ferguson Fire Wildfire)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 08:33
Residences and businesses in the State Route 140 corridor continue to be impacted. As the fire continues to move East and South, it will continue to threaten residences in the Jerseydale, Mariposa Pines, Clearing House and Incline areas. Fire crews are fighting the fire aggressively. Very steep terrain makes it difficult to insert crews in certain areas of the fire. Management Action Points have been established to provide the highest level of protection to both the public and firefighters and other emergency responders. The closure of State Route 140 at Mariposa continues to close the Western entrance to Yosemite National Park. Power lines that provide electric service to the Yosemite Valley were re-energized today restoring some service East of the fire including Yosemite National Park. The fire continues to spread South and East toward Jerseydale, Mariposa Pines, and Yosemite West. Aircraft utilization has been limited due to a strong inversion layer. Instability will return...

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