The Sampson Creek Fire this evening remains at an estimated 200 acres. The fire is burning on public lands in Sampson Creek east of U.S. Highway 93, about 60 miles northeast of Ely. The fire is burning in grass, brush and pinion-juniper. The BLM is implementing a full-suppression strategy. Firefighters today, aided by heavy equipment and with aerial support, made significant progress toward securing the fire perimeter. Assisting the BLM are the Forest Service, White Pine Fire District, cooperators from neighboring states, and private contractors. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The 727-acre Paine Fire in Duck Creek Basin, about 15 miles northeast of Ely, Nev., is 50-percent contained tonight. Full containment is expected by 8 p.m., Friday, July 20. The BLM is implementing a full-suppression strategy. Today engines and hand crews with aerial support made significant progress toward securing the fire perimeter.The fire is burning on Forest Service and public lands north of Timber Creek. It is consuming primary Greater Sage Grouse habitat and burning into the High Schells Wilderness. Primary fuels are grass, brush, pinion-juniper, mountain mahogany and white fir. The Timber Creek Campground is not threatened at this time. The road to the campground is closed. Firefighter and public safety are the top priority. The public is advised to be aware of an increased presence of fire vehicle traffic in the area. Assisting the BLM are the Forest Service, White Pine Fire District, cooperators from neighboring states, and private
The Hendrix Fire started on July 15, 2018 from lightning that came through southwest Oregon during a thunderstorm that resulted in numerous downstrikes and multiple fires across multiple agencies.It was reported to the RRSNF by the lookout at Dutchman Peak Lookout at 9:30 a.m. on July 15, 2018. Located approximately 3 air miles from Wagner Gap and 1.5-2 miles from the small community of Dog Fork, it is burning on a mix of RRSNF and privately-owned land. Terrain is steep, and fuels are densely canopied forest on the RRSNF surrounded by logging slash on privately-owned timber lands. Initial attack on July 15th included ground crews, helicopters doing water bucket drops, and air tankers that dropped approximately 10,000 gallons of retardant. The retardant was determined to be ineffective on the heavy canopy, and wasn't reaching the ground.Suppression efforts will focus on using the most effective methods, including helicopter bucket drops, ground crews, and air tankers (where
The Cemetery Fire started by lightning storms on July 16th and is burning on Prineville District Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Department of Forestry protected lands, Ochoco National Forest, and Post-Paulina Rangeland Fire Protection Association protected
As expected, hot and dry conditions persisted throughout the day. While the smoke lifted early, it re-settled in the late afternoon, again hampering visibility and grounding aircraft. Some thunderstorms were observed on the east side of the Sierra Nevada, but they had little effect on the fires growth. The fire continued to expand southeasterly. As of 6:00 P.M., no structures have been reported damaged or destroyed by the Ferguson
Texas A&M Forest Service and local responders are on scene. The fire continues to be active with spots and torching in the interior. Crews continue to make good
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, WY Approximate 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...
The human caused Dollar Ridge Fire, which began on July 1, 2018, is currently being managed by Great Basin Incident Management Team #2 (DeMasters). Rain over the past few days caused fire behavior to greatly decrease and there has been very minimal fire growth. To date, the fire has burned 56,734 acres and is 85% contained. Warmer and dryer weather today, and over the next few days, may result in some smoke being visible from Hwy 40. These are mainly interior logs and stumps smoldering. Firefighters continue to mop-up pockets of heat near the fire perimeter and patrol and monitor existing firelines.
The Hogan Fire is now 99 percent contained and is being
The Stag Fire is now 95 percent contained with no change in acreage. Crews are repairing dozer line and monitoring for any flare
Firefighters are working to suppress a wildland fire burning on the border of the Bitterroot and Salmon-Challis National Forests near the Reynolds Lake Trailhead, approximately 10 miles SW of Painted Rocks Lake. The fire is approximately 250 acres in size. The fire was reported on Tuesday, July 17 after a lightning event moved across the southern end of the Bitterroot National Forest the night before. 75 personnel are assigned to this incident. Please respect the airspace and do not fly drones in this area.
The Silver Creek Fire is located in the remote southeast corner of Silver Falls State Park. Smoke was first reported on July 12, 2018 and crews located the fire on July 13. As of July 18, 2018, the fire has been mapped at 27 acres and no further growth is expected; it is 65% contained. About 115 personnel remain on the fire engaged in difficult mop-up operations. Investigators have officially determined the fire was caused by lightning. The fire is being managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry in cooperation with the Oregon Parks and Recreation
Texas A&M Forest Service and local resources continue working on the
This fire is burning on the Lassen National Forest near the community of
This fire is burning on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management Northern California District and on the Modoc National
The Weston Pass Fire is currently at 13,023 acres and is 93% contained. Visible smokes from within the interior of the fire will continue with warmer temperatures and lower humidity. Fire personnel will continue monitoring the fire. A local Type 4 organization under the command of IC Steve Reed had been delegated responsibility for The Weston Pass Fire.Finally good news for local residents. A new Forest Order #PSICC-2018-37 regarding "Occupancy and Use Restrictions" for the Weston Pass Fire has been issued. Restricted roads and area include: land inside the fire perimeter, roads inside the fire perimeter and the panhandle of the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness (BPW) on the east side. In other words, lands south of CR 22, east of Rough and Tumble Trail (NFST 617), panhandle of the BPW on the east side, north of Salt Creek, and west of US Highway 285. Signs will be clearly posted at closed
This summary page is for current month lightning fires. For past month fire information, please visit the 'News' Tab.Lightning storms moving through the area on July 14 and 15 ignited several fires. Forest officials and firefighters closely monitor and respond to these fires and aerial reconnaissance flights will often be used to determine potential growth activity of the fires and develop appropriate response activity. The reconnaissance flights are part of our normal operating plan after lightning storms.Below we have listed each fire by the time the fire was reported, the name given to the fire, the approximate location and estimated fire size (if known) and current status. Any large fires will have a new "incident" page started in InciWeb.July 149. 6:04 p.m. Mallet Fire - located near Mallethead Rock 2 miles north of China Mountain west of Weed, 0.1 acres, fire is now controlled July 1510. 9:15 a.m. Zot Fire - located near Horse Peak northeast of Mt. Shasta, 0.1 acres, fire has...
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 patrolling control lines today. Helicopters are dropping water on the northeast section of the fire to slow its growth up Basalt Mountain. 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....
Sugarloaf Fire Morning Update Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland Sulphur Ranger District Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5872/ (maps and updates) Facebook: @usfsarp or https://www.facebook.com/usfsarp/ Email: SugarloafFireColorado@gmail.com Hashtag: #SugarloafFire Information Phone: 970-557-4276 HISTORY: The Sugarloaf Fire started on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from a lightning strike near the South Fork of Darling Creek, just south of Byers Peak Wilderness. The area is rugged and steep, remote with no roads and no safety zones for firefighters. It is part of the Mountain Pine Beetle “bug kill” that devastated lodgepole pine forests 20 years ago in various parts of the Forest. The numerous dead trees still standing now present a particularly dangerous condition from extreme overhead hazards and high potential for sudden and unexpected tree fall. Management: Type 4 Incident Management Team, Incident...
Prescribed fires are essential tools for restoring the forest in our fire adapted ecosystem, and smoke is an unavoidable byproduct of these vital efforts. Fire managers strive to minimize smoke impacts to the community as much as possible. They burn when winds and other atmospheric conditions will push the majority of smoke away from homes; they will burn larger sections at a time to limit the number of days smoke is in the air, and they work closely with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, as well as neighboring forests to monitor air quality.Crews also seek opportunities to use slash from thinning projects around the community instead of burning it. It is often used s filler at the landfill and offered as firewood to community members. Forests need the frequent, low intensity fire to remove accumulated smaller fuels and recycle nutrients into the soils to promote healthy vegetation and wildlife habitat. A healthier forest is a safer forest for firefighters and residents...
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