Walker Fire (Wildfire)

1 hour ago
September 17, AM 2019: PM Update | Map | Daily Operations video Current Situation: (as of 6:00 a.m.) Evacuations: The Plumas and Lassen County Sheriff's offices have lifted all evacuation orders for the Walker Fire area. A cold front swept across northern California today bringing a significant amount of wetting rain throughout the fire area. Approximately one inch of rain and 150 lightning strikes were received throughout the day. Firefighters patrolled containment lines during the day to ensure the fire held within its perimeter. During the periods of heavy rain, fire personnel and equipment were pulled off the fireline in some areas to reduce impacts to natural resources and dirt roads. With the high increase in containment and the threat of escape mitigated, a large number of fire personnel and equipment have started being released from the incident to return to their home units. The priority for tonight is the continued removal of unneeded fire suppression equipment, such as...

Power Ranch Fire (Wildfire)

1 hour 14 minutes ago
The Powers Ranch Fire in Sutton county is located 24 miles East of the town of Sonora. The ignition was a roadside start and the local VFDs had been working the fire for a couple of days before Texas A&M Forest Service provided mutual aid.At this time resources assigned to this fire include: dozers, engines, SEATs, and air attack. On the night of September 14, crews were assigned to do burn out operations to increase depth. One outbuilding is currently threatened. Fuels include heavy brush mixed with short grass. The topography is relatively flat country with some rolling hills. At this time crews are monitoring and patrolling lines. Through Thursday...minimum relative humidity values will remain above 30 percent, while 20 foot southeast winds remain below 10 mph. South 20 foot winds winds on Friday will increase to 10 to 15 mph, with higher gusts. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms...

Lime Fire (Wildfire)

1 hour 25 minutes ago
September 17, 2019 - Yreka, CA. – Update | Map | Air Quality Index |The Lime and Kidder 2 Fires were started by lightning on September 5, 2019. The Lime Fire is located south of Cottonwood Peak on the Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District. This lightning-caused fire is currently at 1,872 acres at 96% containment. The Type 2 Incident Management Team continues to assist the Klamath NF on this fire, Nickie Johnny Commander. Firefighters will continue mop up and strengthen firelines today. Firefighters are being challenged by extremely steep terrain and limited access points. Both direct and indirect fireline is being constructed. Water dropping helicopters and retardant aircraft are supporting firefighters on the ground. Information on the Klamath National Forest Lime Fire closure order, issued on September 11, can be found at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/klamath/alerts-notices. The public is asked to remain away from closed areas, to allow the firefighters, engines,...

Kidder 2 Fire (Wildfire)

1 hour 26 minutes ago
September 17, 2019 - Yreka, CA. – Update | Map | Air Quality Index | The Lime and Kidder 2 Fires were started by lightning on September 5, 2019.Kidder 2 Fire – is located ten miles southwest of Fort Jones in the Marble Mountain Wilderness on the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District. This lightning-caused fire is burning in remote and rugged terrain. The fire currently is 207 acres and 43% contained. On Thursday, firefighters continued constructing and securing fireline and will continue that work today. The Pacific Crest Trail passes near the Kidder 2 Fire. For their safety, hikers are advised to avoid the fire area. Please be aware of changing fire conditions.  Information on the Klamath National Forest Kidder 2 Fire closure order, issued on September 11, can be found at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/klamath/alerts-notices. Forest visitors can contact the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District Office at (530) 468-5351 for additional information or alternative recreational...

Swan Lake Fire (Wildfire)

9 hours 58 minutes ago
Lightning ignited the fire on June 5, 2019 in a remote area of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness. The area was classified as a Limited Protection Zone in accordance with The Interagency Fire Management Plans for Alaska. That classification indicates low values at risk and difficult or costly suppression efforts. Consequently, it was initially put in a monitor only status. Over the next week the fire grew from an estimated 4 to 5 acres to over 12,700 acres. Active suppression efforts were implemented and the first of several incident management teams was assigned. Important infrastructure was protected, but the spread continued, reaching 15,600 acres on June 19. Heavy smoke became an issue triggering a temporary closure on the Sterling Highway and contributing to an air quality advisory for southcentral Alaska. During the last week of June, the perimeter grew from 32,300 acres to over 62,000 acres under unseasonably hot, dry conditions. In early July, spread to the...

Bautista (Wildfire)

11 hours 23 minutes ago
The Bautista Fire in the South Fork Wilderness remains at 163 acres while containment is up to 60%. Excellent work and favorable weather conditions aided in the progress made today. Some firefighters will remain on scene overnight with the remainder back on site in the

South Fire (Wildfire)

11 hours 35 minutes ago
As of this morning, the South Fire is approximately 5190 acres with 30% containment. Precipitation occurred overnight on the fire, which has reduced fire activity. Firing operations were completed along the Humboldt Trail. Crews will continue to strengthen the trail by improving the handline. Fire continues to hold within the current containment lines.

Chessman Canyon Fire (Wildfire)

11 hours 48 minutes ago
Location and Cause: The Chessman Canyon Fire in Cedar Breaks National Monument was discovered on Tuesday September 3, 2019. The fire is lightning-caused from a recent thunderstorm that passed through the area. The fire is in recommended wilderness in a difficult to access location surrounded on three sides by the rock formations for which the monument is famous. The fire is estimated at 16 acres with moderate fire behavior, including backing, creeping and smoldering. Wildfire at Cedar Breaks National Park: The Chessman Canyon Fire is being utilized for resource benefit by fire managers. Due to its location, the fire is currently confined by natural barriers inside the monument.Fire managers assess risk, predict fire behavior and growth, and determine where they will limit the fire’s spread within a predetermined area where it can be safely utilized. While fire managers may allow the fire to progress naturally where it is benefiting the landscape, they will use a full range of...

Taboose Fire (Wildfire)

12 hours 52 minutes ago
The fire weather forecasted for today brought smoke that could be seen from afar. The smoke was the result of fire burning in the Shingle Mill Bench area along with pockets of interior fire in the Red Mountain and Red Lake areas. The Taboose Fire is now at 9,438 acres and firefighters have 62% of it contained. Currently, the areas in and around the fire are still under a Red Flag Warning until 9:00 pm tonight. Crews are reporting sustained winds around 25-30 mph in the mountains, with gusts up to 45-55 mph which grounded air operations most of the day. The incident meteorologist has been following the weather situation, and is forecasting the winds to continue throughout this evening and decreasing around 8:00 pm. Firefighters will continue to secure perimeter lines, and patrol the area to ensure the fire does not breach containment lines. Aside from the obvious dangers of a wildfire, some fires cause situations that may negatively impact the environment. The National Forest...

Ramshorn/SHF Lightning Fires 2019 (Wildfire)

13 hours 37 minutes ago
The Ramshorn Fire is now 100% contained and had minimal fire behavior on September 11, consisting of burning down interior woody pockets. A total of 188 personnel are currently assigned to the Ramshorn Fire which is 280 acres in size. This fire is located northeast of Coffee Creek and is burning in the North Fork of Ramshorn Creek north of Forest Road 133. The primary activity today on the fire is the repair of any suppression damage and removing equipment from the fire. At least 20 fires on the Trinity River Management Unit were started by the September 5 lighting outbreak and all of these fires, including the Middle and Ramshorn Fires, are being managed by a Type 3 Incident Management Team (Jim Yacoub Incident Commander IC). Most resources assigned to these fires will be released by September 13 and control will be turned over to the local unit. This will be the last update.Below we have listed each fire by the time the fire was reported, the name given to the fire, the approximate...

Whiskey Fire (Wildfire)

14 hours 11 minutes ago
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Sept. 16, 2019 – The fire is burning approximately 8 miles east of Turkey Butte Lookout and approximately 3900 acres in size currently. A type 3 team took over command of the fire on Sept. 10 at 0700. The lightning-caused Whiskey fire was reported by the Turkey Butte fire tower lookout on Sept. 2nd, 2019. Starting Tuesday or Wednesday if conditions allow, fire personnel plan to conduct a large firing operation. This operation is important to secure control lines and keep the fire within its containment area. This firing operation is expected to produce a significant amount of smoke in the area for several days after.On Monday the fire area received significant rainfall. Firing operations were not conducted due to weather conditions.Over the past several days fire personnel moderated firing operations in efforts to minimize smoke impacts to the surrounding areas, allowing only areas of unburned fuel to continue to burn within the fire perimeter. We apologize...

Cove Creek Fire (Wildfire)

14 hours 49 minutes ago
Fire managers continue to observe minimal fire activity; the fire is smoldering. No smoke is showing at this time. Firefighters will continue to monitor the fire's forward progression. The Forest will provide fire updates and information as significant changes occur.

Shady Fire (Wildfire)

14 hours 50 minutes ago
The fire area has received precipitation. Fire activity is now minimal, the fire is creeping, and smoldering. Heat remains on the north and west side of the fire in Vanity, Silver, and Fontez Creeks and on the east side of the fire in Bernard and Pinyon Creeks. Please be prepared if traveling the roads in and next to the fire area and ensure proper travel preparations are made. The lightning caused Shady Fire was reported the evening of July 10. The fire is located approximately two (2) miles east of Seafoam Guard Station in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District. Due to heavy fuel loading, active fire behavior, and the presence of numerous snags, firefighters have been unable to directly engage the fire. The Shady Fire is being managed with a point protection strategy (a wildfire response strategy, which protects specific assets or highly valued resources from the wildfire without directly halting the continued spread of the wildfire)...

Bar Fire (Wildfire)

15 hours 48 minutes ago
All evacuation orders have been lifted for Scott Bar and Mill creek. The fire received moisture most of last evening and into the early morning.

Eden Fire (Wildfire)

16 hours 57 minutes ago
A lightning-caused wildfire about 4 miles northeast of Clints Well that began last week is currently being used to clean up forest fuels and burn across the landscape for restoration efforts. The Eden Fire was reported by the Hutch Mountain lookout just after noon on August 29 and is currently 2,625 acres, producing light to minimal smoke. Because of low humidity and low fuel moisture, the fire has continued to burn actively since its discovery. The fire was being monitored for several days before determining it would be allowed to burn and remove hazardous fuels left from years of previous fires and debris buildup.

Fork Fire (Wildfire)

18 hours 50 minutes ago
The Fork Fire in the South Warner Wilderness is a full suppression fire being managed using tactics that will have a low impact and maintain wilderness character. The fire has burned 39 acres of primarily dead and downed fuels. Fire activity has been minimal as the fire slowly consumes surface fuels. Over time the amount of heavy downed fuels on the ground, along with the proliferation of white fir trees has greatly increased the amount of fuel available to wildfire. This large quantity of fuel could increase the intensity of a fast moving fire and cause severe damage to the soils, trees and watershed. The Fork Fire will help reduce the dead and down fuel loading and improve wildlife habitat. The results are expected to promote long-term ecosystem integrity, sustainability and reduce the damage of high-severity wildland fires for the area in the future. The fire will also help reduce the amount of white fir trees encroaching on the ponderosa pines and shading out the quaking aspen...

Middle Fire (Wildfire)

19 hours 16 minutes ago
The Middle Fire was very active yesterday, burning in the East Fork of Canyon Creek. Because of overnight rain across the fire, an infrared flight to accurately update maps and acreage was not possible. Today’s fire behavior should be reduced because of the lower wind speed and higher humidities from last night’s rain.Planned activities for today include the construction of indirect fireline for protection of private property and historic sites. A total of 109 personnel are currently assigned to the Middle Fire.In order to provide protection for the public and firefighters fighting the Middle Fire, a Closure Order has been issued for areas potentially affected by the Middle Fire, including Ripstein Campground, Canyon Creek Trailhead, Trail 10W03, Trail 10W06, and Trail 10W08 south of CanyonCreek Falls. Expect more trail closures east of the existing closure area in the future.It was started by lightning on September 5, 2019 and is located northeast of the Canyon Creek Trailhead in...

Gopher Fire (Wildfire)

20 hours 20 minutes ago
The Gopher Fire is located in the Sky Lakes Wilderness, approximately 11 miles east of Prospect. The fire is the result of 5 small fires that burned together after the lightning storm that moved through the area September 5th. The fire is burning within the perimeter of the 2008 Middle Fork

WIMP 5 Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

20 hours 36 minutes ago
GMUG Fire and Fuels Crews to begin prescribed burning operations September 12. -One day of ignition is planned.-Caution is advised as smoke will likely be visible in and around Norwood and near National Forest System Road (NFSR) #402 (Divide Road), NFSR #510 (Davewood Road) and Highway 550.-The project area will be patrolled and monitored for several days following ignition -Project is located nine miles southeast of Norwood CO and south of NFSR #516 (Goodenough Road). -Approximately 850 acres are planned for treatment.-Objectives for prescribed burn: Increase the resiliency and reproduction of native ponderosa pine stands, protecting adjacent private property from the spread of large unplanned wildfires and reducing slash from mechanical treatments.

204 Cow Fire (Wildfire)

22 hours 1 minute ago
The Cow Fire Area Closure Order has been changed. Refer to the closure map posted on the maps tab for the updated closure area.The 204 Cow Fire, on the Prairie City Ranger District, started August 9 as a result of multiple lightning storms that moved across the forest. The fire is burning in the remote high elevation area within the Glacier (1989) and Sheep Mountain (1990) fire scars. The primary objectives are to prevent fire from impacting high values such as private land, historic guard station, Cow Camp, active grazing allotments, and timber sales. Control features were established where firefighter exposure to hazards is minimized and there is a high probability of success in meeting these objectives and containing the fire.
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