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Incendio Eagle Creek 22 de septiembre, 2017 (Eagle Creek Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 2 hours 57 min ago
Incendio Eagle Creek 22 de septiembre, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. Información: 541-392-1632 (8 a.m.-8 p.m.) eaglecreekfire2017@gmail.com Tamaño aproximado del incendio: 48,668 acres Contención aproximada: 46% Resumen: Actividad en el incendio ha sido mínimo debido a temperaturas más frías y lluvia. Durante los últimos cuatro días 3.5” – 6” de lluvia substancial cayó sobre la parte oeste. Actividades actuales incluyen evaluaciones de recursos y condiciones y reparación de los impactos de supresión de incendios. Equipo pesado está listo donde tal vez será necesario asistir con reparaciones. La mayoría de este trabajo depende de condiciones de la tierra porque existe potencial para hacer daño si el equipo pesado se usa en terreno húmedo y fangoso. Mientras equipos de primer ataque están quitando los troncos y tocones de árboles en las áreas donde pusieron líneas de defensa. Planes incluyen potencialmente la construcción de líneas de control cerca del perímetro del...

Effective Immediately, Emergency Closure Area is Reduced and Portions ... (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 5 hours 16 min ago
September 22, 2017 Contact: Chamise Kramer, Public Affairs Specialist (541) 618-2051 Jeff VonKienast, Acting High Cascades District Ranger (541) 560-3440 Effective Immediately, Emergency Closure Area is Reduced and Portion of Sky Lakes Wilderness is Re-Opened SW Oregon – Recent rain and snow have greatly helped in furthering the containment efforts on the ongoing fires on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, and have also enable the Forest to begin adjusting areas that had been closed for public and firefighter health and safety. The closure order that had closed the entirety of the RRSNF-administered portion of the Sky Lakes Wilderness has been rescinded, and the closure area has been greatly reduced to allow for access into the southern portion of the Sky Lakes Wilderness. RRSNF spokesperson Chamise Kramer said, “We know that with hunting season in full-swing in southwest Oregon, there has been some sadness and frustration that the Sky Lakes Wilderness has been...

Closure Area Reduced on the Umpqua National Forest (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 5 hours 20 min ago
Closure Area Reduced on the Umpqua National Forest Devil’s Canyon Closure Area Shrinks, Some Roads and Trails Re-open ROSEBURG, OR- September 22, 2017 – A revised set of closures for the Umpqua National Forest was released, effective September 22, 2017. The following trails are now open: segments of the North Umpqua Trail #1414, Dread and Terror Trail #1461, Mt. Bailey Trail #1415, Rodley Butte Trail #1452, and West Lake Trail #1452. On the North Umpqua Ranger District, Forest Road 38 near Steamboat will reopen from the junction with Highway 138 to Forest Road 4760. Forest Road 38 will remain closed between Forest Road 4760 and Forest Road 3821. Steamboat Ballfield Group Site is open again. Steamboat Falls and Canton Creek campgrounds will remain closed for the season and reopen in the spring. The area closure on the Tiller Ranger District will remain the same with an additional closure of Forest Road 2823 (Castle Rock Road) due to active fire in the northern portion of...

Umpqua North Complex Update September 22, 2017 (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 5 hours 54 min ago
Fire Information: 541-378-6944 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) Inciweb address: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incidnet/5505/# Start Date: August 11, 2017 Cause: Lightning Fuels: Timber, forest litter, grass & shrubs Acres: 43,139 Percent Contained: 50% Current Situation: Due to the recent storm that entered the region Tuesday afternoon, fire suppression efforts on the Umpqua North Fire Complex have shifted to suppression repair, backhauling equipment and hoses from the fire line. The Umpqua North Fire Complex involves ten separate wildfires located along 35 miles of the Highway 138 corridor and spread across 179,279 acres of the North Umpqua and Diamond Lake Ranger Districts. Fire acreage over the last few days has not changed from Monday’s 41,139 acres, since infrared over-flights have not been possible. There are a total of 543 firefighters including 172 U.S. Army Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington. Transmission lines are being restored by Pacific Power. The utility company...

Operations Briefing for Friday, 9-22-17 (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 5 hours 56 min ago
After two and half days of rain and snow, while the fires are mostly out or contained among the 10 wild fires that comprise the Umpqua North Complex, there is still lots of much needed work that remains to be done before the complex is turned back over to the Umpqua National Forest. Planning Operations Section Chief and smoke-jumper Dan Gustafson shares what today's activities around the horn are for the complex.Link to Ops Brief for Friday,

Update Whitewater Fires for September 22, 2017 (Whitewater Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 7 hours 9 min ago
Fire Information Line: 541-719-8371 Location: Willamette National Forest willamettewildfires2017@gmail.com Willamette National Forest Closures: 541-225-6350 Inciweb Websites: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/willamette/alerts-notices https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5420 https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5565 Size: 14,416 acres (total for reported fires) Containment: 47% Resources: 389 personnel (total for reported fires) Yesterday, crews made progress on suppression repairs including removing timber slash, chipping branches, adding water bars into roadways and hillsides to help redirect water flow to protect hillsides from erosion and placing logs and other debris strategically to slow runoff water. Crews also collected equipment and hose from the fire line. Crews will continue this work for the next few days. As the weather begins to improve, the public may see smoke coming from the fire areas and will likely be visible into the month of October. Even though we have received a...

Evacuation Levels Downgraded for Boulder Creek & Salmon La Sac (Jolly Mountain Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - 7 hours 33 min ago
Effective September 22, 2017 at 12:30pm, level three evacuation notices were downgraded to level two for the Boulder Creek and Salmon La Sac areas of the Cle Elum Valley. Due to the future potential of fire activity increase, and hazard trees which could impact the Salmon La Sac road, the road barricade staffed with security personnel will remain in place just north of the French Cabin Creek/FR 4308 Road junction of the Salmon La Sac road. Fire fighters continue to secure this piece of fire line perimeter of hazard trees and improve depth in mop up of the fires edge in the vicinity, so public traffic exposure increases risk to them when working along this stretch of road. For that reason there will continue to be limited traffic access (area landowners only).

Fuego de Chetco Bar, 22 de Septiembre (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 8 hours 25 min ago
Los chubascos dispersos y el alto nivel de humedad relativa (RH) han reducido la actividad del incendio en los ultimos dias, los bomberos han continuado patrullando con el fin de identificar areas aptas para la reparacion del sistema de supresion y al mismo tiempo seguir efectuando las operaciones de limpieza. Con la iniciacion del proceso de regresar las lineas de contencion a su estado natural, los bomberos se han enfocado primordialmente en la reduccion drastica del fuego y la recuperacion del equipamiento en el area. La reparacion del Sistema de supresion del incendio es la mayor preocupacion despues de un Incendio. Lineas de contencion que han sido dejadas en el area, podrian afectar drenajes naturales causando erosion del suelo, atrofiamiento de la recuperacion natural vegetativa, danos al habita acuatico y reduccion en la calidad del agua. El equipo de reparacion, esta trabajando en minimizar dichos efectos a travez del uso de una variedad de tecnicas, incluyendo la instalacion...

Norse Peak Fire Update, Friday, September 22, 2017 (Norse Peak Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - 8 hours 48 min ago
Date Started: Aug. 11, 2017; Cause: Lightning; Acreage: 52,056 (Norse Peak), 3,853 (American), 1,061 (Saw Mill) Percent Completed: 80% (Norse Peak), 99% (American), 99% (Sawmill Creek). Total Personnel: 500, which includes 13 Crews, 18 Engines and 2 Water Tenders. A community Fire Information Briefing is planned for 6:00 p.m. tonight at the Greenwater Fire Station, on Chinook Pass Highway in Greenwater. Fire Summary: Minimal fire growth is expected. Isolated pockets of slow surface spread where the fire is sheltered by the tree canopy and continued burning in the larger dead or down trees is still possible. The Incident Command Post at Chinook Work Center is shutting down today and tomorrow. Command of the southeast side of the fire will transfer to the Naches Ranger District’s Type 4 organization Saturday Morning. On the Northwest side of the fire, command will transfer to a Type 3 organization operating out of the Expo Center in Enumclaw. The incident information phone number has...

September 22, 2017 update (Sawmill Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - 10 hours 8 min ago
Fire Summary: Minimal fire growth is expected. Isolated pockets of slow surface spread where the fire is sheltered by the tree canopy and continued burning in the larger dead or down trees is still possible. The Incident Command Post at Chinook Work Center is shutting down today and tomorrow. Command of the southeast side of the fire will transfer to the Naches Ranger District’s Type 4 organization Saturday Morning. On the Northwest side of the fire, command will transfer to a Type 3 organization operating out of the Expo Center in Enumclaw. The incident information phone number has changed to: 253-666-8841 Norse Peak Fire Cleanup continues on State Route 410. Thinning and removing hazardous trees along Forest Road 1900 is almost complete. The Pacific Crest trail has reopened south of Chinook pass. Cleanup work continues along Forest Road 70 on the north side of the fire. American Fire Any fire movement will be minimal. 99% of the indirect lines are complete. Saw Mill Creek Fire:...

Community Meeting (Sawmill Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - 10 hours 17 min ago
Norse Peak, Sawmill Creek, and American FiresCommunity Meeting Friday, September 22, 2017 – 6 p.m. Greenwater Fire Department 59705 SR 410 Greenwater Wa. Local, State, and Federal cooperating agencies will be on hand to answer any questions. Topics for discussion: · Team transition and introductions · Current fire status of Norse Peak, Sawmill Creek, and American fires · Evacuation status · Road closures · Fire suppression efforts · What to expect moving forward

Diamond Creek September 22 (Diamond Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - 10 hours 32 min ago
Location: 11 miles NNW of Mazama, WA Total Personnel: 231 Acres: 127,498 total acres Cause: Under Investigation Containment: 70% Start Date: July 23, 2017 Completion reaches 70% on Diamond Creek Fire Update: Heavy fuels continue to burn in the areas of Monument Creek, Pat Creek, Tungsten Mine, Tatoosh and along the Canadian side of the border. Due to more accurate mapping, a breakdown of acreage in the U.S. and Canada has been released. Approximately 97,043 acres in the U.S. and 30,454 acres in Canada have burned. No significant growth is expected in the U.S; however, increased fire activity is possible with a drying weather pattern in the forecast.During yesterday’s operational period, helicopters flew recon on the fire and suppression repair work continued. Efforts included work near the 860 Road. Ground resources also continued suppression repair work in the southern and eastern flanks of the fire work near the 500 Road. Today’s Activities: The same objectives will be...

Eagle Creek Fire - Morning Update 9/22/17 (Eagle Creek Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 10 hours 34 min ago
Approximate Fire Size: 48,668 acres Approximate Fire Containment: 46% Summary: Fire activity has been minimal due to cooler temperatures and rain. Over the last four days anywhere from 3.5” to 6” of rain fell over the fire area, with heavier rains over the western portion of the fire.Current activities include resource and condition assessments as well as planning and implementing suppression repair efforts. Heavy equipment is on site to assist with repair efforts. Much of this work is dependent on ground conditions as there is the potential to do further damage if heavy machinery operates in extremely wet and muddy terrain. Meanwhile handcrews are “low stumping” and cleaning up large woody debris. Plans include potentially building hand line as a contingency closer to the fire’s eastern edge. This work will only be done if it is safe for firefighters to engage and there are safe escape routes and safety zones.There is still live fire on Shellrock Mountain and elsewhere...

The Level 1 Evacuation Notification for Mazama Village is lifted. (High Cascades Complex Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 10 hours 40 min ago
Based on current weather and fire behavior, the National Park Service and High Cascades Complex (East) Fire Incident Management team determined the fire no longer poses a threat to Mazama Village. The Level 1 Evacuation Notification for Mazama Village is lifted.

High Cascades Complex West Zone Update, 9/22/17 (High Cascades Complex Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 10 hours 45 min ago
Quick Facts Incident Summary Approximate Size: Broken Lookout 18,781 acres Pup 7,524 acres Total High Cascades: 79,042 ac Fire Containment: Broken Lookout 24% Pup 12% Total High Cascade Complex 32% Incident Commander: Shawn Sheldon West Zone Resources: Line Crews: 18 Helicopters: 3 Engines: 12 Water Tenders: 10 Heavy Equip: 17 Total Personnel: Total: 990 W. Zone: 711 Jurisdiction: Rogue River-Siskiyou NF, Umpqua NF Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5503 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/R6RRSNF/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RRSNF Oregon Smoke Blog http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/ Southwest Oregon Joint Information Center: http://swojic.blogspot.com/ High Cascades Complex West Zone 9/22/2017 9:00 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 316-8352 blanketcreekfireinfo@gmail.com @R6RRSNF and @SCOFMPFireInfo R6RRSNF and SCOFMPFIREINFO The Jackson County Sheriff has announced the removal of all evacuation...

High Cascades Complex East Zone Update 9/22/17 (High Cascades Complex Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 10 hours 47 min ago
Summary: Crews were back on the line Thursday, Sept. 21, evaluating and implementing rehab plans for the Spruce Lake, Blanket Creek and North Pelican Fires. Several excavators arrived at the Incident Command Post on Thursday and will begin work today repairing dozer lines as soil conditions allow. Operational repair pace will continue to increase as weather improves. No fire spread is expected for the next several days but some creeping and smoldering in the sheltered forest stands may occur at lower elevations where heat remained during the storm cycle. Community Briefing: A community briefing to discuss current fire operations and rehab plans will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Rocky Point Fire Hall (25600 Rocky Point Road, Klamath Falls, Oregon). North Pelican (3,589 acres, 73% contained) Crews bladed (smoothed) portions of Cold Springs Road and evaluated repair plans for the southwest edge near the wilderness boundary. They will...

Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, September 22, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 10 hours 54 min ago
With scattered rain showers and high relative humidity (RH) levels reducing fire activity over the last several days, fire crews have continue to conduct patrols identifying areas for suppression repair while continuing mop up operations. Slash chipping and equipment recovery have become the primary focus of fire crews as they begin the process of returning containment lines to their previously natural states. Fire suppression repair is a major concern after every wildfire. Left disturbed, containment lines can affect natural drainages causing soil erosion, stunting natural vegetation recovery, damaging fish habitats, and reducing water quality. Repair crews work to limit these effects through a variety of techniques, including the installation of water bars. Water bars divert the flow of rain or run off and prevent the water from carving channels through the recently disturbed soil. Crews also use heavy equipment to backfill soil from trenches and dozer lines, while also recontouring...

How are Firefighters & Support Staff laundry handled including Poison Oak (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 11 hours 1 min ago
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Daily Update 9/22/17 (Miller Complex Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 11 hours 3 min ago
Miller Complex Fire Update September 22, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. Acres: 36,496 Percent Contained: 70% Start Date: August 14, 2017 Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 284 Location: Private land and federal land on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest 20 miles southwest of Medford, OR. Fire Information: 541-838-0770 (new phone number), Email address: millercomplex2017@gmail.com A Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) assumed management responsibilities for the Miller Complex at 6:00 a.m. today. The Type 3 IMT remains committed to public and firefighter safety as the top priority. Steep slopes and rugged terrain make evacuating an injured firefighter extremely difficult, and fire management decisions and strategies are based on this and other risk-management factors. “We continue to assess opportunities for indirect and direct control lines as the terrain and fire activity allow,” said Incident Commander Trainee Jimmer Hunt. “As with any suppression activity, we are weighing...

Horse Creek Complex and Rebel Fire Update - September 22, 2017 (Horse Creek Complex Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - 11 hours 15 min ago
Update for Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, 9 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 719-8371 Online: inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/3860 https//facebook.com/WillametteWildfires2017 Willamettewildfires2017@gmail.com Rebel Fire: 8,653 acres Horse Creek Complex: Olallie Lookout Fire, 1,572 acres; Roney Fire, 3,548 acres; Avenue Fire, 2,962 acres; Separation Fire, 17,747 acres; Nash Fire, 6,738 acres. Total all fires: 41,220 acres (The last infrared flight was conducted on 9/15. No change in acreage has been measured since 9/15.) Resources: Personnel, 403; Crews, 7; Helicopters, 1; Engines, 24; Water Tenders, 4; Skidgen, 1. Weather: Remote weather stations in the area of the Horse Creek Complex and Rebel fire measured precipitation from 4 to nearly 6 inches since Sunday night. Thursday brought fewer showers and diminished clouds with occasional sunshine. A warming and drying trend will continue through the weekend with each day gaining a few degrees until temperatures in...

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