InciWeb Articles & Incidents for Washington and Oregon

BLM seeks input on tree removal from the Archie Creek Fire Area (Archie Creek Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - December 9, 2020 - 4:14pm
 9 December 2020 News ReleaseOregon/Washington                                                         Contact: Cheyne Rossbach, (541) 579-0648                        Bureau of Land Management seeks input on tree removal from the Archie Creek Fire Area Roseburg, Ore. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Roseburg District is seeking public input on a proposal to implement fire recovery activities within the Archie Creek Fire perimeter, including burned timber salvage harvesting and removing hazard trees along roadways and near BLM-developed facilities. In addition to salvage harvests, the Swiftwater Field Office proposes to conduct hazard tree removal along roads, within and adjacent to recreation sites, and adjacent to other public and private infrastructure. The BLM is committed to supporting local communities and economies impacted by fire. In order to recover the economic value from the timber, before wood...

Archie Creek Fire 100 Percent Contained (Archie Creek Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - November 16, 2020 - 4:59pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11/16/20 Archie Creek Fire 100 Percent Contained   ROSEBURG, OR – The Roseburg District, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Umpqua National Forest are declaring that the Archie Creek Fire is 100% CONTAINED as of Monday, November 16, 2020.   Additionally, the Umpqua National Forest is declaring the Thielsen Fire as CONTROLLED.   With the recent change in weather conditions, fire officials with the U.S. Forest Service will officially end fire season on the Umpqua National Forest, effective Monday, November 16, at 12:01 a.m.   With the end of fire season Industrial Fire Precaution restrictions will be lifted on the forest.   During the last several weeks, our area received widespread precipitation which has moderated conditions enough to drop the fire danger to a low status. People are still encouraged to completely extinguish their campfires before leaving a site.   The term CONTAINED is a status of a wildfire suppression, which signifies the...

Malheur National Forest Prescribed Fire Operations Update (Fall Prescribed Fire Projects 2020 Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb Articles OR - November 9, 2020 - 4:07pm
John Day, Prairie City and Hines, OR. – After carefully monitoring conditions across the Forest, fire officials have determined that conditions are within specific parameters, including temperature, relative humidity and fuel moisture to continue prescribed fire operations.    Emigrant Creek Ranger District plans to begin work on pile burning starting the week of November 9.  Areas of planned work include, Wolf, Jane, UP, Marshall Devine and Dove.  Burning of landing piles will occur in the Upper Pine and Wolf project areas.    Prairie City Ranger District will finish up needed work in the Elk 16 FA unit and begin pile burning in units within the Elk 16 (Bugle), Summit, and Dads project areas during the week of November 9.   Blue Mountain Ranger District plan to continue pile burning along the 18 Rd area, Soda Bear (Sugar), and Galena (Hunt and Twin) project areas.    For the safety of firefighters and the public, roads and areas of prescribed fire activity will be...

Malheur National Forest Prescribed Fire Operations Update (Fall Prescribed Fire Projects 2020 Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb Articles OR - November 6, 2020 - 9:11am
John Day, Prairie City and Hines, OR. – After carefully monitoring conditions across the Forest, fire officials have determined that conditions are within specific parameters, including temperature, relative humidity, and fuel moisture to continue prescribed fire operations.    Since beginning ignitions Monday, November 2, Emigrant Creek Ranger District successfully completed 3200 acres of planned prescribed landscape burning, including 2800 acres of aerial ignitions in the George unit. Resources will continue to patrol and monitor the area.   Prairie City Ranger District successfully completed approximately 970 acres of prescribed landscape burning in the Elk 16 FA unit this week.  Resources will continue to patrol and monitor the area.    All 3 districts may begin burning piles on November 9.  All burning is weather and condition dependent.    For the safety of firefighters and the public, roads and areas of prescribed fire activity will be signed. Please avoid these...

Malheur National Forest Prescribed Fire Operations Update (Fall Prescribed Fire Projects 2020 Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 30, 2020 - 12:52pm
John Day, Prairie City and Hines, OR. – After carefully monitoring conditions across the Forest, fire officials have determined that conditions are within specific parameters, including temperature, relative humidity, and fuel moisture to continue prescribed fire operations.   Blue Mountain Ranger District may continue pile burning the week of November 2.    Emigrant Creek Ranger District may begin landscape burning in the George unit, up to 3000 acres, Monday, November 2.     Prairie City Ranger District will finish landscape burning in Elk 16 L1 unit today, October 30.   Monday, November 2, crews will begin landscape burning in Elk 16 FA unit, approximately 940 acres.  Monday crews will begin blacklining (creating a boundary with fire) the burn area.  Ignitions using aerial resources are planned to begin, Tuesday, November 3.    For the safety of firefighters and the public, roads and areas of prescribed fire activity will be signed, please avoid these areas so as...

Revised - Clackamas River Ranger District Fire Closure (Riverside Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 29, 2020 - 11:14am
Due to ongoing Riverside Fire hazards the Clackamas River Ranger District Fire Closure has been revised. The new closure order can be found at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd835669.pdfThe revised closure map can be found

Malheur National Forest Prescribed Fire Operations Update (Fall Prescribed Fire Projects 2020 Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 28, 2020 - 10:30am
John Day, Prairie City and Hines, OR. – After carefully monitoring conditions across the Forest, fire officials have determined that conditions are within specific parameters, including temperature, relative humidity, and fuel moisture to continue prescribed fire operations.   Blue Mountain Ranger District may begin landscape burning approximately 143 today, Wednesday, October 28. The work will take place in the Starr project area, Unit 22 north of Bear Valley.    Prairie City Ranger District may begin landscape burning approximately 200 acres, Thursday, October 29.  The work will take place in the Elk 16 project area.   For the safety of firefighters and the public, roads and areas of prescribed fire activity will be signed, please avoid these areas so as not to interfere with ongoing operations.  For safety, roads, trails, and areas may need to close temporarily as firefighter operations are taking place. Smoky conditions may also reduce visibility to a level that would...

Malheur National Forest Prescribed Fire Operations Update (Fall Prescribed Fire Projects 2020 Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 26, 2020 - 9:22am
John Day, Prairie City and Hines, OR. – After carefully monitoring conditions across the Forest, fire officials have determined that conditions are within specific parameters, including temperature, relative humidity, and fuel moisture to continue prescribed fire operations.   Blue Mountain Ranger District will begin burning hand pile units in the upper Camp Creek and Sulphur Creek project areas today and tomorrow.    Prairie City Ranger District may continue burning piles in the Elk 16 project area, hand piles near the North Fork Malheur River and Grapple piles from Short Creek Guard Station to the Crane Prairie Guard Station starting today.    For the safety of firefighters and the public, roads and areas of prescribed fire activity will be signed, please avoid these areas so as not to interfere with ongoing operations.  For safety, roads, trails, and areas may need to close temporarily as firefighter operations are taking place. Smoky conditions may also reduce...

Summaries of BAER Assessments (Western Oregon USFS BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 23, 2020 - 12:26pm
Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) teams have completed their emergency assessments of the fires impacting USFS lands in Western Oregon. One of the main objectives of their assessments is to identify critical values at risk of additional damage due to recent wildfires. Once they identify those values, they outline the risks and suggest mitigation actions (treatments) to minimize future risk   BAER teams created executive summaries that provide a glimpse into the scientific analysis and results of their assessments. The linked summaries (below) contain a simplified summarization of the work performed by the BAER teams. Please note that treatments identified in these summary documents reflect proposed, but not yet authorized, activities.   Forest Service officials are working closely with local and state agencies on immediate and longer-term recovery needs. Suppression repair and other mitigation work has been occurring in many areas and BAER recommended actions will...

Amended Emergency Closure Order on BLM Managed Lands (Archie Creek Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 23, 2020 - 11:35am
AMENDED EMERGENCY CLOSURE ORDER Bureau of Land Management Roseburg District, Swiftwater Resource Area On September 9, 2020, the Roseburg District issued an Emergency Closure Order that closed all Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands east of Interstate 5 managed by the Swiftwater Resource Area. Then, on September 28, 2020, the BLM amended the Emergency Closure Order to provide additional public access to areas outside of the Archie Creek Fire suppression operations. This Amended Emergency Closure Order updates the BLM lands that will remain closed until such time as conditions allow for safe use of the public lands. Action: Pursuant to 43 CFR 9268.3 and 43 CFR 8364.1, the Bureau of Land Management hereby provides notice that effective at noon on Friday, October 23, 2020, the BLM public lands described below are closed to all forms of public access and will remain closed to protect public land users from risks associated with active wildland fire, fire suppression, suppression...

Beachie Creek Fire Information Final Update (Beachie Creek Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 22, 2020 - 4:01pm
The Beachie Creek Fire InciWeb page is no longer being monitored or updated as of October 22nd, 2020. For more information about the Beachie Creek Fire, please contact the appropriate agency:  Willamette National Forest - 541-225-6300, https://www.fs.usda.gov/willametteOregon Department of Forestry – 503-829-2216, https://www.oregon.gov/odf/fire/pages/restrictions.aspx Bureau of Land Management -  503-375-5646, www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-and-fire/fire-and-aviation/regional-info/oregon-washington/fire-restrictions

Riverside Fire Update for 10/21/2020 (Riverside Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 21, 2020 - 1:48pm
General Information:  On October 16, 2020 the Type 3 Incident Management Team for the Riverside fire also took command of the Mount Hood National Forest portion of the Lionshead Fire. Personnel on both incidents will continue suppression repair efforts for the protection of watersheds and fisheries, as well as with hazard mitigation efforts so Forest areas roads can be opened safely.   Safety of the public and those working in the burn area continues to be the top priority. We ask that the public please respect road and forest closures until hazard mitigation efforts are complete.   Riverside Fire: Oregon Department of Transportation continues to work to remove fire weakened trees and loose rock that would threaten motorists traveling along Hwy 224. Portland General Electric is also working along the roads to mitigate hazard trees that pose a threat to the power infrastructure. Planning for hazard tree mitigation along roads maintained by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land...

Join the BLM for a Post-Wildfire Assessment Presentation on the Archie Cree (Archie Creek Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 20, 2020 - 3:46pm
October 20, 2020 News ReleaseOregon/Washington                                                                                 Contact: Cheyne Rossbach, 541-579-0648 Join the BLM for a Post-Wildfire Assessment Presentation on the Archie Creek Fire   Roseburg, Ore. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Roseburg District, will hold a virtual meeting to present findings from the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team, on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. The BAER team compiles an initial report on fire impacted resources and provides recommendations on stabilizing burned areas to minimize additional damage.   The BAER presentation will be hosted virtually, and open to the public on the Zoom platform with alternate methods for attendance available.   To access the meeting, please use one of the methods outlined below:   Join ZoomGov...

Willamette National Forest Fire Facts and Information Links (Beachie Creek Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 20, 2020 - 8:54am
Lionshead Fire Quick Facts   Willamette National Forest Deschutes National Forest Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Approx. Size: 204,469 ac. Start Date: August 16, 2020 For more information: E-mail: 2020.lionshead@firenet.gov  Incident Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7049  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHSR6_yJRQkHyGjvvqX99gw     Holiday Farm Fire Quick Facts   Willamette National Forest Oregon Department of Forestry Approx. Size: 173,393 ac. Start Date: September 7, 2020 For more information:  Email: holidayfarmfireinfo@gmail.com Incident Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7170/   Beachie Creek Fire Quick Facts   Willamette National Forest Approx. Size: 193,573 ac. Start Date: August 16, 2020   For more information:Email: 2020.BeachieCreek@firenet.gov Incident website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7001/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/BeachieCreekFire2020 Phone: 509-228-7805, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.   Additional Information Links:  ...

Actualización del incendio Beachie Creek – Lunes, 19 de octubre, 2020 (Beachie Creek Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 19, 2020 - 10:13am
Datos Breves del Incendio Beachie Creek Tamaño aproximado: 193,573 ac.Contencion: 80%             Total de Personal: 52Fecha de Inicio: 16 de Agosto, 2020Causa: Bajo Investigacion Información General: Esta será la última actualización del incendio Beachie Creek.  Las páginas de Inciweb y de Facebook que corresponden al incendio serán actualizadas durante los próximos días mientras el equipo tipo 3 concluye su asignación, pero no serán mantenidas durante el invierno.  Informacion será proporcionada en las paginas del bosque nacional Willamette y la Gerencia de Tierras Públicas del distrito del noroeste de Oregón o en otras plataformas de redes sociales cuando es necesario.  Para más información, visite Inciweb usando el código QR o la página web: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7001/. El trabajo de reparación sigue siendo el enfoque de los bomberos.  Esto incluye excavadores reparando las líneas de contención, las cuales ya están terminando en...

Beachie Creek Fire Update - Monday, October 19, 2020 (Beachie Creek Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 19, 2020 - 10:07am
Beachie Creek Fire Quick Facts Approx. Size: 193,573 ac.Containment: 80%          Total Personnel: 52Start Date: August 16, 2020Cause: Under Investigation General Information: This will be the final daily update for the Beachie Creek Fire. The Inciweb page and Beachie Creek Fire Facebook page will be updated for the next several days as the Type 3 team concludes their assignment but will not be maintained through the winter. Fire information will be provided on the Willamette National Forest and Northwest Oregon BLM homepages or through social media channels as needed. For additional information, please visit Inciweb using the QR code or visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7001/. Suppression repair work is still the focus for fire crews. This includes excavator operations repairing fire lines, which are wrapping up on the Beachie Creek fire. There is still chipping being done along the 46 road for the Lionshead fire. Crews are making progress towards Brietenbush, but...

Malheur National Forest Prescribed Fire Operations Update (Fall Prescribed Fire Projects 2020 Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 19, 2020 - 4:45am
John Day, Prairie City and Hines, OR. – After carefully monitoring conditions across the Forest, fire officials have determined that conditions are within specific parameters, including temperature, relative humidity, and fuel moisture to start prescribed fire operations progress into the next week.   Prairie City Ranger District completed 186 acres on Summit 5, Friday with continued patrol through the weekend.  The district may begin ignitions on Summit 4, approximately 1500 acres and possibly Elk 16 L, up to approximately 491 acres, on Tuesday, October 20, weather and conditions permitting,   Emigrant Creek Ranger District may be starting some pile burning work in the Tarzan, Jane and Silvies project areas starting Thursday, October 22, weather and conditions permitting.   For the safety of firefighters and the public, roads and areas of prescribed fire activity will be signed, please avoid these areas so as not to interfere with ongoing operations.  For safety, roads,...

Actualización del incendio Beachie Creek – Domingo, 18 de octubre, 2020 (Beachie Creek Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 18, 2020 - 10:23am
Datos Breves del Incendio Beachie CreekTamaño aproximado: 193,573 ac. Contencion: 80%             Total de Personal: 82 Fecha de Inicio: 16 de Agosto, 2020 Causa: Bajo Investigacion Información General: Nuestros bomberos siguen enfocados en las reparaciones, que incluyen reparar las líneas de contención con un excavador para rehabilitar el paisaje. Adicionalmente, los equipos están retirando arboles peligrosos y acudiendo a la erosión en las áreas de recreación.   El equipo de Respuesta de Emergencia al Área Quemada (BAER en inglés) ha terminado su trabajo.  Los equipos BAER son enviados a incendios cuando ya han dejado de crecer, pero antes que esté completamente sofocado para evaluar el impacto al paisaje.  El trabajo incluye evaluar la severidad del incendio en el suelo, detectar los efectos en el hábitat de especies sensibles, identificar el impacto a las estructuras y áreas de recreación, y marcar áreas de desechos peligrosos. En el incendio...

Beachie Creek Fire Update - Sunday, October 18, 2020 (Beachie Creek Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 18, 2020 - 9:23am
Beachie Creek Fire Quick FactsApprox. Size: 193,573 ac.Containment: 80%         Total Personnel: 82 Start Date: August 16, 2020 Cause: Under Investigation General Information: Our fire crews are still focused on suppression repair, which includes repair work on dozer line with an excavator to rehabilitate the landscape. Additionally, crews are removing hazard trees and addressing erosion in recreation areas. The Burned Area Emergency Response team (BAER) has concluded their work. BAER teams are typically dispatched to large fires after a halt in growth, but before suppression is completed to assess the habitats and landscape. The tasks include assessing soil burn severity, detecting the effects on the habits of sensitive species, identifying impacts to structures and recreation areas, and marking hazmat areas.  State Highway 22 is still allowing vehicles through without road barricades. The speed limit remains 40 mph between Gates and Pamelia Creek to maintain safety...

Archie Creek and Thielsen Fire Update October 18, 2020 (Archie Creek Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 18, 2020 - 8:03am
NORTHWEST INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM 12Incident Commander: Bob Shindelar – FINAL UPDATE FIRE INFORMATION:(971) 334-76742020.archiecreek@firenet.gov FACEBOOK:https://www.facebook.com/ArchieCreekThielsenFireInfo/Thank you from NW IMT 12! It has been an honor to serve your community, and we wish you all a safe recovery.This is NW Incident Management Team Twelve’s final day on the Archie Creek and Thielsen fires, and we will be turning management of both fires over to the local unit at 6 PM tonight. This will be the final update for the Archie Creek and Thielsen fires. Future questions regarding the fires should be directed to the Umpqua National Forest or Roseburg Bureau of Land Management. The Archie Creek Fire is east of Roseburg in the North Umpqua corridor on state, private, and federal land. The Thielsen Fire is located five miles north of Crater Lake near Diamond Lake on National Forest lands. Winds will be out of the west at 5-7 mph in the valleys and 8-12 mph on the ridges....

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