Dixie Fire (CA) (Wildfire)

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  Background:The Dixie Fire started on July 13, 2021. The fire is burning on the Plumas National Forest, Lassen National Forest, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and in five counties: Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta and Tehama. The Fly Fire started on July 22 and was managed under the Dixie Fire East Zone command as the two fires eventually merged into one. The drought, combined with hot weather, strong winds, and exceptionally dry vegetation, has resulted in very active fire behavior.  To maximize resources and efficiency, the Dixie Fire is being managed in two cooperative zones: West Zone and East Zone. Multiple incident management teams have assumed command of the Dixie Fire since the fire began on July 13. Per wildland fire policy, Incident Management Teams are generally assigned to an incident for a two-week period. This policy went into effect as safety mitigation in response to working many consecutive hours, for consecutive days, on frequent successive fires. The California...

River Complex 2021 (Wildfire)

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                                                                             River Complex Fire SummaryEtna, CA- The River Complex Fire is comprised of the Haystack, Summer and Cornan fires located on both the Klamath National Forest, and the Shasta- Trinity National Forest. The incident started July 30, 2021 by multiple lightning fires. The Cronan fire is 100% contained and is in patrol status. The complex is currently being managed by the California Interagency Incident Management Team 15.   Please visit the following links for more information: Smoke: www.wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlooks/NorthernCaliforniaForest Closures:  Shasta-Trinity National Forest: www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/stnf/alerts-notices Klamath National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/klamath/notices/?cid=FSEPRD675594Links:   Daily Smoke Report     |     Federal Aviation Flight Restrictions Map     Facebook:  Klamath NF     |    Shasta-Trinity...

Alisal Fire (Wildfire)

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The Alisal Fire started on October 11, 2021 at 2:10 pm near the Alisal Reservoir. Strong northwest winds pushed the fire south over the summit towards the Tajiguas Landfill and crossed Hwy 101 to Tajiguas Beach. As of Thursday, October 14, the fire has grown to approximately 16,801 acres with 11 percent containment and is burning 20 miles northwest of Santa Barbara within Refugio Canyon. The fire is burning in dense chaparral and grass. Fire remained active throughout the day in most divisions. Fire behavior included active torching, running and backing. Significant fire activity continues with critically low fuel moisture and wind driven fire runs.  Air tankers on the fire today took advantage of favorable weather conditions to lay retardant reinforcing West Camino Cielo out to Gaviota. Crews conducted a firing operation along the Camino later in the afternoon as 1,731 wildland firefighters worked to get the fire under control.Noticeably cooler conditions prevailed across the...

Windy Fire (Wildfire)

1 month 2 weeks ago
As of Monday morning, the Windy Fire is approximately 97,554 acres (no increase from the Sunday morning estimate) and 88 percent contained. This lightning-caused fire was detected on September 9 and is burning in the Tule River Indian Reservation, the Sequoia National Forest (including the Giant Sequoia National Monument), and Tulare County and state responsibility areas. Daily Update Videos View Windy Fire video updates related to fire operations, weather, smoke outlook, and fire behavior on either links below: Facebook: Sequoia National Forest YouTube: Great Basin IIMT 6  Sequoia National Forest Closure: National Forest System lands, roads, and trails near the Windy Fire are closed. Go to Alerts and Notices on the Sequoia National Forest website to ensure you are viewing the most current closure order and map. Hunting on Sequoia National Forest lands is allowed outside the closure area. Evacuations and Road Closures: The Tulare County Sheriff lifted all evacuations related...

Boundary Fire (Wildfire)

1 month 2 weeks ago
Yesterday, there were cloudy skies and cool temperatures over the fire area.  In the late afternoon, rain came down over the fire area.  The lightning caused Boundary Fire was detected on August 10, 2021.  The fire is located in steep, inaccessible terrain in heavy fuels in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District.  After five days of heavy initial attack, a National Preparedness Level 5, which is the highest level of wildland fire activity, the Salmon-Challis National Forest reevaluated their strategy for the fire.  Fire managers are using a point protection strategy, which protects specific assets or highly valued resources from the wildfire without directly halting the continued spread of the wildfire.  Values at risk are defined as property, structures, physical improvements, natural and cultural resources, community infrastructure, and economic, environmental, and social values such as the Middle Fork River corridor.  In...

KNP Complex (Wildfire)

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On September 9, 2021, a significant lightning storm moved through the area. On September 10, two fires, the Colony Fire and Paradise Fire were located.  These two fires merged together and became the KNP Complex.  The fire is burning in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Sequoia National Forest. The fire is being managed as a full suppression fire with firefighter and public safety as the #1 priority. Evacuations: There are multiple evacuation orders and warnings in place. These are issued by the Fresno and Tulare County Sheriff Offices. For the most up-to-date information, visit the following sites: https://nifc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=4b2ac27b5c8943ed92c0e77aa94daca0 Tulare County Sheriff's Facebook Page Freso County Sheriff's Facebook Page Closures are in place for the National Park Service and US Forest Service. View the latest closures here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/7838/ Operations updates for the KNP COMPLEX will be...

Mud Lick Fire (Wildfire)

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The Mud Lick Fire was detected 23 miles NW of Salmon on July 8. The fire is 20,857 acres and is 70% completed.  Currently, just a few areas of isolated heat remain and creeping is being observed. An IR Flight the evening of September 16 showed isolated heat near Deer Lake and in the upper reaches of Big Deer Creek.  The Forest will continue to monitor the fire by air.  

Fall 2021 Bastrop County Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

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 Texas A&M Forest Service is planning for several prescribed burns to take place during the 2021 fall season in Bastrop County. These burns will cover approximately 2,500 acres on Camp Swift Training Center and 500 acres on a Texas A&M Forest Service property near Rosanky, TX. Texas A&M Forest Service is proud to continue working on a long partnership with the Texas Army National Guard to achieve the land management goals on the Camp Swift Training Center. The fuels in these units will consist of both grass and mature trees. Prescribed burns are conducted to reduce hazardous fuel loading and enhance local ecosystems. These burns will take place under a tiered leadership team of a Type 2 Burn Boss who supervises a Firing Boss and a Holding Boss. Together this team will work to avoid potential safety hazards and lead successful burns. Residents around both of these areas can expect some lingering smoke effects overnight after the burns and see some moderate to heavy smoke impacts for...

CAIWA Annual Academy (Prescribed Fire)

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 The 23rd annual Capital Area Interagency Wildfire and Incident Management Academy (CAIWA) began this week at the Camp Swift National Guard Facility in Bastrop, Texas. The academy will take place October 8-20, 2021.Each year, firefighters travel from across the state and nation to attend the academy to continue their education and earn National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training qualifications. The mission of Texas Interagency Wildfire and Incident Management Academies, including CAIWA, is to enhance wildland firefighters’ knowledge, utilizing NWCG standards, while promoting safe and cost-effective operations. Four prescribed fires are expected to take place during this year's academy, one each during two sessions of S-130/190: Firefighter Training and Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior and one each during two sessions of S-219: Firing Operations courses.While these prescribed fires play an instrumental role in the continuing education of student wildland...

Caldor Fire (Wildfire)

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Great Basin Incident Management Team 7 took command of the Caldor Fire on Tuesday, October 12. The fire was reported on August 14, 2021, and is currently 221,775 acres and 98% contained. With over 200 miles of containment line on the landscape, Team 7 will focus on repair work efforts to remove hazardous trees and slash from high-use areas, clear culverts and repair dozer and hand line to limit potential resource issues. Repair and rehabilitation work related to the Caldor Fire will continue for quite a while. A large number of forest personnel will be tasked with continuing the repair and rehabilitation for the foreseeable future.The fire will continue to creep and smolder within the fire area long into the winter. The public can expect to see smoke and possible single and/or group tree torching. Other dangers in the fire area include fire weakened hazard trees, heavy fuels that continue to smolder, stump holes, loose rock and debris on steep slopes, and hazmat from burned...

River Complex Post-Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response)

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 THREE PHASES OF WILDFIRE RECOVERY  There are three phases of recovery following wildfires on federal lands: -       Fire Suppression Repair -       Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) -       Long-Term Recovery and Restoration o   Fire Suppression Repair is a series of immediate post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize potential soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression activities and usually begins before the fire is contained, and before the demobilization of an Incident Management Team. This work repairs the hand and dozer fire lines, roads, trails, staging areas, safety zones, and drop points used during fire suppression efforts. o   Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) is a rapid assessment of burned watersheds by a BAER team to identify imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural resources on National Forest System...

McCash Fire (Wildfire)

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The McCash Fire was located on July 31, 2021 around 7:00 pm.  The fire was burning in timber with an understory of tall grass and brush in rugged, steep terrain in an area with limited roads and partially within the Marble Mountain Wilderness.  The nearest towns are Somes Bar and Happy Camp, CA (Siskiyou County). As of 4:00 pm on October 15, 2021, a Type 3 Incident Management Team is assigned to the McCash Fire. The fire recently received considerable precipitation and is 93% contained. Updates will be posted on this page only as events warrant.  A forest closure remains in effect for the area around the McCash Fire. For updates on the forest closure, please visit the Klamath National Forest and Six Rivers National

Monument Fire (Wildfire)

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 Daily Update | Public Information Map | Daily Operations Briefing Video | Daily Smoke Outlook | Facebook | Twitter |The Monument Fire is a lightning-caused fire that was first reported on Friday, July 30, 2021 at approximately 6:00 pm after a series of thunderstorms moved through the area.The fire was discovered near Monument Peak, south of Highway 299 near Del Loma. By August 4, the fire had spread to approximately 15,000 acres and the Shasta-Trinity National Forest had requested an Incident Management Team to take over management of the fire. The fire is burning in brush and timber, mostly within footprints of previous fires, the 2006 Pigeon Fire, 2015 Happy Fire and 2008 Cedar, Eagle, Miners, and Buckhorn Fires. The primary carrier of fire at lower elevations is grass and shrub mix. In the mid to upper elevation, the fuels are heavy forest litter with shrubs and small trees. There are pockets of heavy dead and down. Fuels are fully cured and available for ignition.The...

Caldor Post-Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response)

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THREE PHASES OF WILDFIRE RECOVERY There are three phases of recovery following wildfires on federal lands: -       Fire Suppression Repair -       Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) -       Long-Term Recovery and Restoration o   Fire Suppression Repair is a series of immediate post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize potential soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression activities and usually begins before the fire is contained, and before the demobilization of an Incident Management Team. This work repairs the hand and dozer fire lines, roads, trails, staging areas, safety zones, and drop points used during fire suppression efforts. o   Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) is a rapid assessment of burned watersheds by a BAER team to identify imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural resources on National Forest System...

Trail Creek Fire (Wildfire)

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The Trail Creek Fire started on July 8, 2021 approximately 20 miles West of Wisdom, Montana, as the result of lightning. The fire terrain is made up of forest timber with 2 feet high underbrush and heavy fuel loads of dead and down Lodgepole  Forest Closure orders have been rescinded: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest - Alerts & Notices (usda.gov) , Salmon-Challis NF: Salmon-Challis National Forest - Alerts & Notices (usda.gov) for most up to date information on closures. Weather has reduced fire activity.  You may still see occasional smoke on warmer drier days.  Firefighters may still be in the area cleaning up and doing rehab work. Use caution in fire areas, watch for falling trees and firefighter

Alder Creek Fire (Wildfire)

1 month 2 weeks ago
The Alder Creek Fire started on July 8, 2021 approximately 7 miles West of Wise River, Montana, in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. The cause of the Alder Creek Fire has not been determined. The fire terrain is made up of forest timber with 2 feet high underbrush and heavy fuel loads of dead and down Lodgepole Pine. The surrounding valleys are characterized by short sage and grass mix.Forest Closure orders have been rescinded: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest - Alerts & Notices (usda.gov) for most up to date information on closures. Fire activity is minimal due to the weather and shorter cooler nights. Occasional smoke could be visible on warmer drier days.  Use caution in the fire area. Watch for snags, falling trees and traffic.  Firefighters may still be in the fire area cleaning up and completing rehab

Sand Lake Fire (Wildfire)

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   The Sand Lake fire started on September 1, 2021 approximately 11 miles northeast of Wise River, Montana. Located on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, the fire is burning in a Wilderness Study Area and is  extremely rugged and rocky terrain. Forest Closure orders have been rescinded: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest - Alerts & Notices (usda.gov) for most up to date information on closures.  Fire activity is minimal due to the weather and shorter cooler nights. Occasional smoke could be visible on warmer drier days.  Use caution in the fire area. Watch for snags and falling

Windy Post-Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response)

1 month 2 weeks ago
THREE PHASES OF WILDFIRE RECOVERY There are three phases of recovery following wildfires on federal lands: -       Fire Suppression Repair -       Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) -       Long-Term Recovery and Restoration o   Fire Suppression Repair is a series of immediate post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize potential soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression activities and usually begins before the fire is contained, and before the demobilization of an Incident Management Team. This work repairs the hand and dozer fire lines, roads, trails, staging areas, safety zones, and drop points used during fire suppression efforts. o   Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) is a rapid assessment of burned watersheds by a BAER team to identify imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural resources on National Forest System...

Hay Creek (Wildfire)

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October 14, 2021 Final Update: The Hay Creek Fire was declared Contained on September 14, 2021, and declared Controlled on October 12, 2021. As of October 13, 2021 all closures related to the fire have been
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