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Cougar Creek Fire-BAER Team community meeting on Wed., Sept. 26 (Cougar Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 24, 2018 - 7:25pm
There will be a Cougar Creek Fire community meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Entiat Fire Station. Get an update on fire suppression repair efforts from fire managers and agency administrators and learn about burned area emergency response (BAER).The meeting will be live streamed on the Cougar Creek Fire Facebook page for anyone who is unable to attend in person.For more information, contact Central Washington BAER at

Cougar Creek Fire-BAER Community Meeting Scheduled on Wednesday, Sept. 26 (Cougar Creek Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 24, 2018 - 7:19pm
There will be a Cougar Creek Fire community meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Entiat Fire Station. Get an update on fire suppression repair efforts from fire managers and agency administrators and learn about burned area emergency response (BAER).The meeting will be live streamed on the Cougar Creek Fire Facebook page for anyone who is unable to attend in person.For more information, contact Central Washington BAER at

September 24, Spanish Update for Klondike Fire (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - September 24, 2018 - 12:17pm
Incendio Klondike. Zona Oeste. A nivel nacional, el Servicio Meteorologico ha emitido una advertencia de Bandera Roja para el area del Incendio Klondike. Fuertes vientos y humedad baja hasta las 11:00 am del dia de manana. El comportamiento del fuego se podria incrementar debido a los vientos Noreste de 15-20 mph, con rafagas hasta de 30 combinados con material de combustion seco en terrenos empinados. Se espera ver arboles incendiados dirigiendo el fuego de una manera ascendente, especialmente en donde los valles se alinean con los vientos. Durante esta semana, se presentaran altas temperaturas y tiempo seco. El dia de ayer, el fuego tuvo un incremento de 550 acres, con un mayor levantamiento de humo viniendo desde el interior de la actividad del area en Montana Spring. El fuego continua quemandose activamente en varios sitios dentro del perimetro del fuego: al lado Oeste y cerca de Horse Sign Creek, tambien en la confluencia de Indigo Creek y el Rio Illinois, y finalmente al...

Terwilliger Fire Update for September 24, 2018 (Terwilliger Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - September 24, 2018 - 10:24am
Terwilliger Fire Update Incident Commander, Neil Miller Incident Commander Trainee, Dirk Rogers September 24, 2018 - 9:00 A.M. Special Announcements: Terwilliger Hot Springs (also known as Cougar Hot Springs) remains closed for public safety. Mitigations to reduce hazards around the springs area will include falling fire weakened trees as well as trail reconstruction. Active fire is still in the area so please respect the closure area and keep out of the springs until the area is deemed safe by Willamette National Forest officials. Law enforcement is patrolling the area and citing violators of the closure order including those illegally entering the hot springs area. Forest Service Road (FR) 19 remains closed to the public and firefighters due to unsafe conditions from gravity fall hazards including rocks, debris and fire weakened trees. The closure begins at the junction of FR 408 south to Box Canyon. The public is asked to respect the road and area closures for protection to...

September 24, 2018 Klondike Fire Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - September 24, 2018 - 9:13am
Klondike Fire West Zone The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Klondike Fire area for strong wind and low humidity through 11 a.m. tomorrow. Northeast winds of 15-20 mph, gusting to 30, combined with dry fuel and steep terrain, create the potential for increased fire behavior. Torching trees and short uphill runs, especially where the valleys align with wind, are expected. The weather will become hotter and dryer through the week. The fire grew approximately 550 acres yesterday, with the majority of smoke rising from interior consumption and activity in the Montana Spring area. Sites along the Fire perimeter with active burning continue to be on its west side near Horse Sign Creek and at the Indigo Creek - Illinois River confluence, and on the north end of the Fire in the Slim Creek drainage and West Fork Indigo Creek headwaters. Fire personnel are prepared to burn near the 2308 Road (Burnt Ridge) and a small section of the 23 Road (Bear Camp) if the...

Spanish Smoke Report for Klondike Fire 9/24/18 (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - September 24, 2018 - 8:46am
Fuego El fuego Klondike está contenido en un 72% y tiene un tamaño de 147,040 acres. El fuego está más activo en la unión del río Illinois e Indigo Creek, el drenaje de Snail/Slim Creek, Little Silver Creek y Montana Springs. Humo Hoy Se establece la alta presión durante el día a de hoy y las condiciones continuarán siendo más secas y ventosas. El fuerte viento del Noreste continúa moviendo el humo hacia el área de Brookings, y es probable que la calidad de aire llegue a niveles dañinos para la salud al anochecer. La mayoría de área, con excepción de esos lugares al suroeste del fuego, tendrán una buena calidad de aire durante el día de hoy. Humo Mañana Se espera que las condiciones sean secas hasta la próxima semana, y es posible que aumente la actividad de fuego y la producción de humo. Se espera que continúen los vientos fuertes del Noreste hasta el martes en la tarde, enviando mas humo hacia el área de Brookings

Smoke Report for Klondike Fire 9/24/2018 (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - September 24, 2018 - 8:31am
Fire The Klondike Fire is 72% contained and 147,040 acres. Fire is most active at the confluence of Indigo Creek and Illinois River, Snail/Slim Creek drainages, Little Silver Creek, and Montana Springs. Smoke Today High pressure settles in today and conditions will continue to be dry and windy. A strong Northeast will continue to move smoke into the Brookings area, potentially reaching unhealthy levels in the evening. Most areas, with the exception of those Southwest of the fire, will have good air quality today. Smoke Tomorrow Conditions are expected to be dry into the coming week, potentially increasing fire activity and smoke. A strong Northeast wind is expected to continue until Tuesday afternoon, sending additional smoke into Brookings.

September 23, Spanish Update for Klondike Fire (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - September 23, 2018 - 12:40pm
Incendio Klondike. Zona Oeste El dia de ayer, las humedades relativas mas altas sobre el area del incendio, reducieron la actividad del fuego en comparacion con el dia Viernes. Dentro del perimetro del incendio, las mismas tres areas primarias con quemas activas se encuentran cerca de Horse Sign Creek, proximas a la confluencia de los rios Indigo Creek e Illinois, asi como en el drenaje de Slim Creek al extremo Norte de el fuego. Las dos areas activamente quemandose mas lejanas a las lineas de contencion, son Montana Springs y en el drenaje de Chance Creek. A travez de vuelos infrarrojos, se logro identificar un crecimiento en el incendio de aproximadamente 460 acres. El dia de ayer, la humedad se mantuvo latent por un corto lapso de tiempo debido al retorno de vientos secos el dia de hoy en la zona. El personal del incendio estan finalizando un plan de quema controlada cerca de la carretera 2308 y en otra seccion pequena de la carretera 23, tan pronto como las condiciones lo...

Terwilliger Hot Springs and Forest Roads Remain Closed (Terwilliger Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - September 23, 2018 - 11:19am
For public and firefighter safety, all forest roads into and the Terwilliger Hot Springs are CLOSED to the public by Forest Order Occupancy and Use #06-18-01-18-19 effective August 30, 2018. The roads and hots springs have not received the required mitigation to reduce hazard including fire weakened trees so there is an imminent danger present. Only those with appropriate fire training, personal protective equipment, and in performance of official duties have entered the springs area. The closure area remains under law enforcement patrol and citations have been issued to violators, including several at the springs.

Fire Update – September 23–24, 2018 (Sunday-Monday) (McLeod Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 23, 2018 - 10:38am
September 23-24, 2018 (Sunday-Monday) Crescent and McLeod Fires update: Crescent: 52,609 acres/ 86% contained McLeod: 24,411 acres/ 91% Total fire acreage: 77,020 acres Crescent Mountain and McLeod Fire crews continue to repair damage caused by firefighting operations, using excavators and hand-crews to mend and obscure dozer and hand-dug line. The intent of suppression repair is to minimize soil erosion and restore damaged ecological functions. All repairs occur under advisement of local Resource Advisors. Smoke and flame are occasionally spotted within the fire perimeter where heavy fuels retain heat that intensifies by mid- afternoon. This causes the fire, lingering in dry grasses and forbs under the heavy fuels, to creep slowly. It is not unusual for individual trees to occasionally torch. No visible smoke was observed during a reconnaissance flight of Holman Fire Saturday. Weather: A dry northwest flow develops today, into Monday, as upper level high pressure builds across...

Fire Update – September 23–24, 2018 (Sunday-Monday) (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 23, 2018 - 10:30am
September 23-24, 2018 (Sunday-Monday) Crescent and McLeod Fires update: Crescent: 52,609 acres/ 86% contained McLeod: 24,411 acres/ 91% Total fire acreage: 77,020 acres Crescent Mountain and McLeod Fire crews continue to repair damage caused by firefighting operations, using excavators and hand-crews to mend and obscure dozer and hand-dug line. The intent of suppression repair is to minimize soil erosion and restore damaged ecological functions. All repairs occur under advisement of local Resource Advisors. Smoke and flame are occasionally spotted within the fire perimeter where heavy fuels retain heat that intensifies by mid- afternoon. This causes the fire, lingering in dry grasses and forbs under the heavy fuels, to creep slowly. It is not unusual for individual trees to occasionally torch. No visible smoke was observed during a reconnaissance flight of Holman Fire Saturday. Weather: A dry northwest flow develops today, into Monday, as upper level high pressure builds...

September 23, 2018 Klondike Fire Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - September 23, 2018 - 10:09am
Klondike Fire Update-September 23, 2018Klondike Fire West Zone Higher relative humidity over the fire area on Saturday reduced fire activity compared to Friday. The same three primary areas around the fire perimeter with active burning were near Horse Sign Creek, near the confluence of Indigo Creek and the Illinois River, and in the Slim Creek drainage at the north end of the fire. Two areas of active burning that are farther from containment lines are Montana Springs and in the Chance Creek drainage. The fire growth identified by the infrared flight was 460 acres. Yesterday’s moisture was short-lived, as drier air returns today. Fire personnel are finalizing a plan to burn near the 2308 Road and a small section of the 23 Road when conditions allow. This widening of the containment line is planned for two important reasons: Having a more secure containment line at the north end of the Slim Creek/Indigo Creek drainages will provide a “catcher’s mitt” – a...

Spanish Smoke Report for Klondike Fire 09/23/18 (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - September 23, 2018 - 9:45am
Fuego El fuego Klondike está contenido en un 72% y tiene un tamaño de 146,498 acres. El fuego está más activo en la unión del río Illinois e Indigo Creek, Snail/Slim Creek, Little Silver Creek y Montana Springs. Humo Hoy Hoy, una alta presión se edifica y las condiciones estarán mucho más secas. Por la tarde, se desarrollarán vientos fuertes del noreste y se espera que la actividad de fuego aumente con estas condiciones secas y ventosas. La mayoría del área de pronostico se encontraba con condiciones buenas o moderadas ayer, se han despejado, y continúan mejorando durante la noche. Se espera que las condiciones se mantengan buenas durante la mayor parte del día de hoy. El desarrollo del viento del noreste podría mover el humo hacia las áreas costeras de Brookings y Gold Beach más tarde hoy y durante la noche. Humo Mañana Se espera que las condiciones sean mucho mas secas esta próxima semana, aumentando la actividad de fuego y la producción de...

Terwilliger Fire Udate for Septmeber 23, 2018 (Terwilliger Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - September 23, 2018 - 9:38am
Terwilliger Fire UpdateSouthern Cascades Interagency Team Incident Commander, Neil Miller Incident Commander Trainee, Dirk Rogers September 23, 2018 - 9:00 A.M. Special Announcements: Forest Service Road (FR) 19 remains closed to the public and firefighters due to unsafe conditions from gravity fall hazards including rocks, debris and fire weakened trees. The closure begins at the junction of FR 408 south to Box Canyon. The public is asked to respect the road and area closures for the protection to themselves and firefighters. Terwilliger Hot Springs remains closed for public safety. Mitigations to reduce hazards around the Springs area include falling fire weakened trees as well as trail reconstruction. Active fire is still in the area so please respect the closure area and keep out of the springs until the area is deemed safe by Willamette National Forest officials. The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and the McKenzie Ranger District, Willamette National Forest jointly...

Smoke Report for Klondike Fire 09/23/18 (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - September 23, 2018 - 8:14am
Fire The Klondike Fire is 72% contained and 146,498 acres. Fire is most active at the confluence of Indigo Creek and Illinois River, Snail/Slim Creek drainages, Little Silver Creek, and Montana Springs. Smoke Today High pressure builds in today and conditions will become much drier. A strong Northeast wind will develop by evening and fire activity is expected to increase with the dry, windy conditions. Most areas were in good or moderate conditions yesterday, clearing out and continuing to improve by the evening and overnight. Today, expect conditions to remain good throughout most of the day. Developing Northeast winds could move smoke into coastal areas of Brookings and Gold Beach later today and overnight. Smoke Tomorrow Conditions are expected to be very dry into the coming week, increasing fire activity and smoke. A strong Northeast wind is expected to develop with the high pressure system settling over the area, which will likely send smoke into Brookings and Gold Beach...

September 22,2018 Spanish Klondike Fire Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - September 22, 2018 - 3:11pm
A cargo del incidente: Brian Gales Diputado IC: Larry Nickey NOTICIAS DE ULTIMA HORA – Septiembre 22, 2018 Fuego Klondike. Zona Oeste En la tarde del Viernes, se visulizo una columna de humo del incendio a travez de toda la region. Con la utilizacion de vuelos infrarrojos nocturnos, se verifico un crecimiento de 2,912 acres en el tamano del incendio. Dandose primariamente en las areas de drenaje de Chance Creek y Lake Creek, al Oeste de Chrome Ridge. Esto fue como resultado de una combinacion entre la humedad relativa baja, vientos provenientes del Oeste, drenajes que se alinean con la presencia del viento y una vegetacion extremadamente seca junto combinada con madera en el suelo. En Merlin se reporto la caida de cenizas hasta una distancia de 18 millas de distancia del fuego. El impacto del humo fue mayor que la amenaza latente en las lineas de contencion. Esto es debido a que la carretera Chrome Ridge es la linea de fuego Oeste del el Incendio Taylor Creek....

Spanish Smoke Report for Klondike Fire 09/22/18 (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - September 22, 2018 - 11:03am
Fuego El fuego Klondike está contenido en un 72% y tiene un tamaño de 146,038 acres. El fuego está más activo en la unión del río Illinois e Indigo Creek, el drenaje de Snail/Slim Creek, Little Silver Creek y Montana Springs. Humo Hoy Hoy los vientos serán ligeros y variables, cambiando a vientos del noroeste a medida de que pase por el área un frente frio débil y seco. Lloviznas ligeras pueden ocurrir durante la mañana. El aumento en la actividad de fuego cerca del área de Silver Mine enviará humo hacia Merlin y Grants Pass durante la noche. En Agness las condiciones serán moderadas durante la noche; si las nubes se dispersan y se rompe la inversión, Agness puede ver unas horas de humo en la tarde. Merlin, Grant Pass, Medford, y Ashland continuarán experimentando un poco de humo y calidad de aire moderada durante el día de hoy, mientras duren los vientos ligeros y cielos nublados hasta horas de la tarde. Brookings permanece con buena calidad de aire. Humo Mañana ...

September 22, 2018 Klondike Fire Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - September 22, 2018 - 10:03am
Fire Update – September 22, 2018 Klondike Fire West Zone Friday afternoon, a smoke column from the Klondike Fire was visible throughout the region. An overnight infrared flight verified fire growth of 2,912 acres, primarily in the Chance Creek and Lake Creek drainages, west of Chrome Ridge. This fire growth resulted from a combination of low relative humidity, winds from the west, drainages that lined up with the winds, and extremely dry brush and downed wood. Ash fall was reported as far as 18 miles away, in Merlin. The smoke impacts were greater than the threat to fire containment lines, because Chrome Ridge Road happens to also be the west fireline from the Taylor Creek Fire. Over 10 miles of previously-burned area lies between the fire and Merlin. Helicopters dropping water kept fire growth to a minimum in the three critical areas for holding the northwest edge: the Slim Creek drainage, the confluence of Indigo Creek and the Illinois River, and a...

Smoke Report for Klondike Fire 09/22/18 (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - September 22, 2018 - 10:01am
Fire The Klondike Fire is 72% contained and 146,038 acres. Fire is most active at the confluence of Indigo Creek and Illinois River, Snail/Slim Creek drainages, Little Silver Creek, and Montana Springs. Smoke Today Winds today will be light and variable becoming Northwest as a weak, dry cold front passes through the area. Sprinkles and light rain may occur in the morning, but no wetting rains are expected. Smoke from increased activity near the Silver Mine area, sent smoke into the Merlin and Grants Pass areas in the evening and overnight hours. Smoke conditions in Agness moderated overnight; if the clouds break and inversion lifts Agness could see a few hours of smoky conditions in the afternoon. Merlin, Grants Pass, Medford, and Ashland may continue to experience some smoke and moderate air quality today, as light winds and cloudy conditions will persist until the afternoon hours. Brookings air quality should remain good. Smoke Tomorrow Conditions are expected to dry on Sunday...

Terwilliger Fire Update for September 22, 2018 (Terwilliger Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - September 22, 2018 - 9:32am
Terwilliger Fire Update Southern Cascades Team Incident Commander, Neil Miller Incident Commander Trainee, Dirk Rogers September 22, 2018 - 9:00 A.M. Special Announcements: Terwilliger Hot Springs remains closed for public safety. Mitigations to reduce hazards around the Spring’s area include falling fire weakened trees as well as trail reconstruction. Active fire is still in the area so please respect the closure area and keep out of the springs until the area is deemed safe by Willamette National Forest officials. Forest Service Road (FR) 19 remains closed to the public and firefighters due to unsafe conditions from gravity fall hazards including rocks, debris and fire weakened trees. The closure begins at the junction of FR 408 south to Box Canyon. The public is asked to respect the road and area closures for the protection to themselves and firefighters. Acreage: 11,187 Cause: The fire is currently under investigation. Completion: 80% Public Information Phone: (541)...

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