InciWeb Articles & Incidents for Washington and Oregon

Terwilliger Fire Update October 10, 2018 (Terwilliger Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 10, 2018 - 8:20am
Southern Cascades Interagency Incident Management Team Incident Commander, Jerry Van Dyne Incident Commander Trainee, Eric Risdal October 10, 2018 - 9:00 A.M. Public Information Phone: (541) 822-8216 Available 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Special Announcements: The public is asked to respect the road and area closures for protection to themselves and firefighters. Please refrain from entering the closed areas. The Terwilliger Fire Area Closure implemented August 30th, 2018 by the Willamette National Forest remains in place. The Closure Area is being patrolled and enforced. It is entirely within Lane County Oregon and does not impact Oregon State Highway 126. Public and firefighter safety remains the priority. Forest Service Road (FR) 19 and Terwilliger Hot Springs (also known as Cougar Hot Springs) are within the Terwilliger Area Closure. They remain closed due to unsafe conditions from gravity fall hazards, including rocks, debris and fire-weakened trees. The closure begins at the...

10/09/18 Klondike SPANISH Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 9, 2018 - 2:19pm
Incendio Klondike. Zona Oeste El incendio Klondite se mantiene en una extension de 167,423 acres de los cuales el 72% esta bajo control. Algunos bomberos han sido movilizados a su lugar de origen y al mismo tiempo otros estan siendo asignados al Incendio. El dia de hoy, fueron asignados 470 bomberos para trabajar en la zona afectada. Agradecemos sinceramente a la comunidad por el continuo apoyo durante los esfuerzos en la extinction del incendio y el trabajo de reparacion despues de este. El trabajo de los bomberos se hace necesario para restaurar en su estado natural las lineas de fuego, las lineas de bulldozers y otras areas afectadas. Se esta trabajando tiempo completo en la labor de reparacion de la zona en donde los bomberos han hecho avances significativos. El Equipo Noroeste #12 esta probando su herramienta nueva de trabajo la cual monitorea reparaciones necesarias despues del Incendio. El Equipo para el Sistema de Informacion Geografica (GIS), ha estado ingresando datos sobre...

Terwilliger Fire Update October 9, 2018 (Terwilliger Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 9, 2018 - 9:46am
Southern Cascades Interagency Incident Management Team Incident Commander, Jerry Van Dyne Incident Commander Trainee, Eric Risdal October 9, 2018 - 9:00 A.M. Public Information Phone: (541) 822-8216 Available 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Special Announcements: The public is asked to respect the road and area closures for protection to themselves and firefighters. Please refrain from entering the closed areas. The Terwilliger Fire Area Closure implemented August 30th, 2018 by the Willamette National Forest remains in place. The Closure Area is being patrolled and enforced. It is entirely within Lane County Oregon and does not impact Oregon State Highway 126. Public and firefighter safety remains the priority. Forest Service Road (FR) 19 and Terwilliger Hot Springs (also known as Cougar Hot Springs) are within the Terwilliger Area Closure. They remain closed due to unsafe conditions from gravity fall hazards, including rocks, debris and fire-weakened trees. The closure begins at the junction...

10/09/18 Klondike Fire Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 9, 2018 - 9:26am
Klondike Fire West Zone The Klondike Fire is holding at 167,423 acres and the fire containment remains at 72%. While some fire resources head home other types of resources and crews are still arriving. Today we have 470 firefighters assigned to the Klondike Fire. Thank you to the communities for your ongoing support during fire suppression and suppression repair. Firefighters will continue to restore hand lines, dozer lines and other disturbed areas back to their natural state. Suppression repair work is in full swing and crews are making good progress. Northwest Team 12 is testing a new reporting tool referred to as the Suppression Repair tracking tool. Our Geographic Information System (GIS) team has been entering information on the status of repair work throughout the day and the system automatically updates every 5 minutes. As of 7:00am, Tuesday, October 9th, 38% of assessed repair work was completed on points such as drop points, heli-spots, heli-bases, and spike camps. The...

10/08/18 Klondike SPANISH Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 8, 2018 - 11:29am
Incendio Klondike. Zona Oeste Las lluvias recientes han contribuido a que las condiciones de caminos se presenten resbaladizas. Esto significa un peligro adicional para los bomberos y otras personas manejando en esas zonas. Los oficiales de Seguridad, estan analizando la situacion con el fin de reducir los riesgos presentes por el derrumbe de material, areas empinadas y resbaladizas y tambien el peligro en las condciones de caminos. Por favor, sea cauteloso cuando se encuentre manejando en las proximidades del Incendio o de caceria. Acerca de 400 bomberos se encuentran reparando lineas de fuego que fueron construidas para contener los 167,423 acres de fuego. Para seguridad personal, estos trabajadores siempre estan vestidos con camisa amarilla. En las carreteras estara movilizandose maquinaria pesada que se ha movilizado para ayudar en los esfuerzos de reparacion. Equipos tales como tanques plegables de agua, bombas de agua y mangueras estan siendo removidas con el uso de...

10/08/17 Klondike Fire Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 8, 2018 - 9:33am
Klondike Fire West Zone Recent rains have contributed to slippery conditions, creating additional safety hazards for firefighters and others traveling through the area. Analysis is used by safety officers in an effort to reduce risks posed by falling objects, slippery slopes, and hazardous road conditions. Please remember to be cautious when traveling or hunting in the vicinity of the fire. Over 400 firefighters are repairing fireline that was created to contain 167,423 acres of fire and they are wearing yellow for safety. Heavy equipment will be traveling on the roadways, as more resources are brought in to help with repair efforts. Helicopters are being used to remove equipment such as folding water tanks, pumps and fire hose. The operational focus has fully shifted to suppression repair. The repair work is being completed where fire suppression activities took place. These are areas where natural resources have been affected and may include but are not limited to, equipment...

Terwilliger Fire Update October 8, 2018 (Terwilliger Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 8, 2018 - 9:24am
Southern Cascades Interagency Incident Management Team Incident Commander, Jerry Van Dyne Incident Commander Trainee, Eric Risdal October 8, 2018 - 9:00 A.M. Public Information Phone: (541) 822-8216 Available 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Special Announcements: The public is asked to respect the road and area closures for protection to themselves and firefighters. Please refrain from entering the closed areas. The Terwilliger Fire Area Closure implemented August 30th, 2018 by the Willamette National Forest remains in place. The Closure Area is being patrolled and enforced. It is entirely within Lane County Oregon and does not impact Oregon State Highway 126. Public and firefighter safety remains the priority. Forest Service Road (FR) 19 and Terwilliger Hot Springs (also known as Cougar Hot Springs) are within the Terwilliger Area Closure. They remain closed due to unsafe conditions from gravity fall hazards, including rocks, debris and fire-weakened trees. The closure begins at the...

10/07/18 Klondike SPANISH Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 7, 2018 - 12:33pm
Incendio Klondike. Zona Oeste. Para las agencias oficiales y autoridades del Incendio, la Seguridad sigue siendo su mayor prioridad. Por favor, si usted esta viajando o cazando cerca del area del incendio, tenga en mente la presencia de bomberos que estan trabajando en la montana. Ellos se visten con camisas amarillas para ser visualizados mas facilmente y asi estar mas seguros. Los escombros rocosos y troncos continuan rodando sobre las carreteras lo que representa una amenaza para la seguridad de las personas, asi como el trafico de maquinaria pesada en el area. Por lo tanto, su cooperacion con respecto al cierre de carreteras y ciertas areas es esencial para que los bomberos completen de manera eficiente el trabajo importante de reparar la zona afectada. El dia de ayer, el quipo comenzo la transicion desde la etapa de extinction del incendio a la etapa de reparacion. Mientras algunos equipos estan siendo regresados a su base, otro tipo de equipos estan arrivando para cumplir con...

10/07/18 Klondike Fire Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 7, 2018 - 10:37am
Klondike Fire West ZoneSafety continues to be the number one concern for fire and agency officials. If you are traveling or hunting near the fire area please be aware that firefighters are working in the woods. They wear yellow shirts for visibility and safety. Rocky debris and logs continue to fall on roads, creating safety hazards. The presence of large equipment poses additional threats to human safety. In order for crews to efficiently complete this important repair work, your cooperation with road and area closures is essential. Yesterday, crews began the transition from fire suppression to suppression repair. While some crews and equipment head home, different types of equipment arrive to accomplish different tasks. Although the fire is not actively burning there is still a lot more work to do. Some equipment and supplies are being removed by helicopter. The helispot in Agness remains operational, but air resources are being staged in Grants Pass. Today, repair work will...

Terwilliger Fire Update October 7, 2018 (Terwilliger Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 7, 2018 - 7:53am
Southern Cascades Interagency Incident Management Team Incident Commander, Jerry Van Dyne Incident Commander Trainee, Eric Risdal October 7, 2018 - 9:00 A.M. Public Information Phone: (541) 822-8216 Available 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Special Announcements: The public is asked to respect the road and area closures for protection to themselves and firefighters. Please refrain from entering the closed areas. The Terwilliger Fire Area Closure implemented August 30th, 2018 by the Willamette National Forest remains in place. The Closure Area is being patrolled and enforced. It is entirely within Lane County Oregon and does not impact Oregon State Highway 126. Public and firefighter safety remains the priority. Forest Service Road (FR) 19 and Terwilliger Hot Springs (also known as Cougar Hot Springs) are within the Terwilliger Area Closure. They remain closed due to unsafe conditions from gravity fall hazards, including rocks, debris and fire-weakened trees. The closure begins at the...

FINAL Natchez Fire Update - Oct. 7 (Natchez Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 7, 2018 - 6:40am
A Type 4 Incident Management Team will take command of the fire on Tuesday, October 9th. This will be the final Natchez Fire Update unless conditions change. The Fire Information Phone and email will no longer be available. Please contact the Klamath National Forest at 530-841-4485 with any questions. Current Status: Acres: 38,134 (no change) Containment: 89% Total Personnel: 25 Widespread rain over the fire has prohibited fire spread for the past week, and smoke production has been significantly reduced. Fuels continue to smolder on the southwest side of the fire. Mostly clear skies and relatively dry weather conditions are expected over the fire area for the next few days, but wet fuels will prohibit fire spread. Activities: Crews will continue with repair and rehabilitation on the controlled fire edge and monitor the uncontrolled fire perimeter in Young’s Valley. Closure Orders: Road closures for the Natchez Fire have been lifted on the Rogue River-Siskiyou and Klamath...

10/06/2018 Klondike SPANISH Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 6, 2018 - 5:54pm
Incendio Klondike. Zona Oeste. El dia de ayer, la cantidad de lluvias inesperadas se marco un cambio fundamental que va de extinction del fuego a reparaciones de extinction del mismo. Debido a la cantidad de lluvia, existen muy pocas posibilidades de que el incendio siga extendiendose por lo que ahora los esfuerzos seran enfocados en la implementacion de acciones para reparar mas de 433 millas de lineas de fuego, las cuales incluyen lineas de control del fuego, lineas para bulldozers, caminos y otro tipo de barreras que fue utilizado para detener el fuego. En millas, esta distancia es equivalente a manejar desde Portland, Oregon hasta Redding, California. Se espera la presencia de condiciones climaticas frescas y con brisas, asi como la posibilidad de lluvias a travez del dia Sabado seguido de condiciones secas durante la proxima semana. El equipo de rehabilitacion de emergencia para areas incendiadas (BAER) continua trabajando en la identificacion de peligros inminentes para la vida...

Terwilliger Fire Update October 6, 2018 (Terwilliger Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 6, 2018 - 10:46am
Southern Cascades Interagency Incident Management Team Incident Commander, Jerry Van Dyne Incident Commander Trainee, Eric Risdal October 6, 2018 - 9:00 A.M. Public Information Phone: (541) 822-8216 Available 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Special Announcements: The public is asked to respect the road and area closures for protection to themselves and firefighters. Please refrain from entering the closed areas. The Terwilliger Fire Area Closure implemented August 30th, 2018 by the Willamette National Forest remains in place. The Closure Area is being patrolled and enforced. It is entirely within Lane County Oregon and does not impact Oregon State Highway 126. Public and firefighter safety remains the priority. Forest Service Road (FR) 19 and Terwilliger Hot Springs (also known as Cougar Hot Springs) are within the Terwilliger Area Closure. They remain closed due to unsafe conditions from gravity fall hazards, including rocks, debris and fire-weakened trees. The closure begins at the junction...

10/06/18 Klondike Fire Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 6, 2018 - 9:48am
Klondike Fire West ZoneYesterday’s anticipated season-ending rain event marked a pivotal shift from fire suppression to suppression repair. Due to the amount of rain, further fire spread is unlikely so efforts will now focus on implementing actions to repair over 433 miles of fire line, including hand lines, dozer lines, roadways and other fire breaks. This distance would be equivalent to driving from Portland, Oregon to Redding, California. Cool and breezy conditions are expected with possible showers into Saturday and drier weather throughout the week. The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team continues working to identify threats to human life and safety, property and critical natural and cultural resources and determine how to mitigate risks. Today, firefighters will continue suppression repair work and picking up fire equipment that is no longer needed such as 88,000 feet of fire hose (that’s a total of 15 miles or driving from Bend, Oregon to Redmond, Oregon). Rocks and...

Rogue River-Siskiyou Order No. 06-10-22-18-61 Emergency Area Closure Lifted (Natchez Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 5, 2018 - 3:57pm
The RRSNF's Area Closure Order (Natchez Fire Emergency Area Closure (Forest Order No. 06-10-22-18-61) is lifted, effective immediately. Thank you for your patience and continued support during our fire suppression

10/05/2018 Klondike SPANISH Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 5, 2018 - 3:11pm
Incendio Klondike. Zona Oeste.Las prediciones meteorologicas nos dicen que habra una precipitacion acerca de un cuarto a media pulgada de lluvia a travez del dia de hoy, aunado a bajas temperaturas, vientos fuertes y una disminucion en la presencia de nubes. Se esperan rezagos de lluvias ligeras para el dia Sabado temprano por la manana. El dia de ayer, el equipo de rehabilitacion de emergencia para areas incendiadas (BAER) del incendio Klondike, se reunio con agencias y organizaciones de cooperacion a fin de dar a saber el alcance del trabajo que estan realizando en el area. El equipo BAER, evaluara las cuencas afectadas por el fuego con el proposito de identificar peligros inminentes para la vida de las personas y seguridad en general, asi como tambien el reconocimiento de propiedades en estado critico incluyendo recursos naturales y culturales. Lo mas pronto posible daran sus recomendaciones acerca de como mitigar la presencia de estos peligros. La sesion informativa fue muy bien...

Final Fire Update - October 4, 2018 (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - October 5, 2018 - 2:44pm
Crescent: Approximately 21 miles west of TwispMcLeod: Approximately 8 miles north of MazamaApproximate AcreageCrescent: 52,609 acresMcLeod: 24,411 acresTotal acreage: 77,020ContainmentCrescent: 86%McLeod: 91%Reported Date (Cause)Crescent: July 29, lightningMcLeod: August 11, lightningCrescent Mountain and McLeod Fire Methow Ranger District Incident Commander Dan Robbins reports that: “Fire personnel have repaired the vast majority of the dozer and hand lines on both the McLeod and Crescent Mountain Fires. We are able to focus more and more on grading the forest roads in order to repair the washboards and damage caused by firefighting operations.” The closure area and trail closures for the McLeod and Crescent Fire have been reduced due to the seasonal weather changes and continued progress of repair operations. See maps: Crescent Mountain Fire Closure MapMcLeod Fire Closure Area Map Heavy equipment will continue to do the important road repair work in the remaining closure area....

BAER Team Delivers Assessments of South Umpqua Complex Fires (Miles Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 5, 2018 - 12:40pm
A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team working on the Umpqua and Rogue River- Siskiyou National Forests has completed their assessment of the South Umpqua Complex fires, including the Miles, Columbus, and Snowshoe fires. Part of the assessment includes a map showing “soil burn severity” to the wildfires to help land managers determine the potential risks of floods, soil erosion, and debris flows. A team of soil scientists, hydrologists, engineers and others use this map to pinpoint treatments to reduce risks to critical Forest Service infrastructure, safety of the public, and natural and cultural resources. The soil burn severity mapping indicates that the majority of the acres burned in the South Umpqua Complex Fires burned at low soil burn severity. Of the 53,936 acres burned at the time of the assessment, only 2 percent is estimated as being high severity; 22 percent is considered moderate; 72 percent low, and 4 percent is very low or unburned. Now that the...

10/05/18 Klondike Fire Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 5, 2018 - 9:55am
Klondike Fire West ZoneWeather forecasts predict a quarter to a half inch of rainfall starting today and lasting through the evening, with falling temperatures, increasing winds, and lowering cloud cover. Light showers are expected to linger into early Saturday. Yesterday the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team for the Klondike fire met with cooperating agencies and organizations to discuss the purpose and scope of their work. The BAER Team is completing an assessment of burned watersheds and will identify imminent threats to human life and safety, property and critical natural and cultural resources. They will soon make recommendations for mitigating these threats. The briefing was well received by those attending. “We’re ready for the next step,” said Mike Robison, District Manager of the Coos Forest Protective Association. Last night conditions permitted an infrared (IR) flight over the fire area, revealing that the fire had grown by 276 acres since the last IR...

Terwilliger Fire Update October 5,2018 (Terwilliger Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 5, 2018 - 9:09am
Southern Cascades Interagency Incident Management Team Incident Commander, Jerry VanDyne Incident Commander Trainee, Eric Risdal October 5, 2018 - 9:00 A.M. Public Information Phone: (541) 822-8216 Available 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Special Announcements: The public is asked to respect the road and area closures for protection to themselves and firefighters. Please refrain from entering the closed areas. The Terwilliger Fire Area Closure implemented August 30th, 2018 by the Willamette National Forest remains in place. The Closure Area is being patrolled and enforced. It is entirely within Lane County Oregon and does not impact Oregon State Highway 126. Public and firefighter safety remains the priority. Forest Service Road (FR) 19 and Terwilliger Hot Springs (also known as Cougar Hot Springs) are within the Terwilliger Area Closure. They remain closed due to unsafe conditions from gravity fall hazards, including rocks, debris and fire-weakened trees. The closure begins at the junction of...

Pages

Subscribe to Northwest Fire Science Consortium aggregator - InciWeb Articles & Incidents for Washington and Oregon