InciWeb Articles & Incidents for Washington and Oregon

This incident is no longer being updated. (French Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 16, 2017 - 10:14am
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This incident is no longer being updated. (Blue Top Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 16, 2017 - 10:13am
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This incident is no longer being updated. (Whitewater Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 16, 2017 - 10:09am
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This incident is no longer being updated. (Kelsey Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 16, 2017 - 10:08am
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Eagle Creek Fire Community Meeting, Weds 10/18 (Eagle Creek Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 16, 2017 - 10:07am
Eagle Creek Fire Community Meetings Representatives from the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Eagle Creek fire will host two community meetings this week to share findings and recommendations from the Burned Area Emergency Response report. The meetings will be as follows: Tuesday, October 17, 6:00 pmPort of Cascade Locks Pavilion, 427 Portage Road, Cascade Locks Wednesday, October 18, 6:00 pm Hood River Middle School Auditorium1602 May Street, Hood

This incident is no longer being updated. (Staley Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 16, 2017 - 10:05am
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This incident is no longer being updated. (Jones Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 16, 2017 - 10:03am
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This incident is no longer being updated. (Rebel Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 16, 2017 - 10:02am
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This incident is no longer being updated. (Nash Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 16, 2017 - 10:01am
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This incident is no longer being updated. (Potato Hill Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 16, 2017 - 10:01am
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This incident is no longer being updated. (Horse Creek Complex Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 16, 2017 - 9:52am
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Chetco Bar Fire Update October 16, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 16, 2017 - 9:48am
The Chetco Bar FaceBook page is no longer being updated. Information will continue to be posted on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest FaceBook page, the link can be found below. Officials flew the fire yesterday and the only smoke observed was in the Wheeler Creek drainage and a small puff on Mt. Emily. After multiple warm, dry, and windy days over the fire area, this minimal fire activity is good news. The fire continues to slowly back down to the FR240 Road where firefighters are working to extinguish any areas of heat. Specially trained groups of tree fallers continue working on the 1376 Road to clear it of all Burned Area Emergency Response identified hazard trees. By this afternoon, 6 road graders will be working to repair roads within the fire area. Additional suppression repair work was identified yesterday; fire personnel will begin work on the area today. The Type 3 organization that is currently managing the Chetco Bar Fire is preparing to transition the fire to a...

Prescribed Fire operations planned in Chemult area (2017 SCOFMP Prescribed Burning Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 16, 2017 - 9:32am
CHEMULT, Ore. – The Fremont-Winema National Forest Chemult Ranger District plans to begin prescribed burning October 17 through November 1, conditions permitting. Approximately 500 acres of prescribed burning is planned for the Chemult Townsite Project area, located adjacent to the town of Chemult on Highway 97 and 400 acres in the Jack Unit area, located 13 miles east of Chemult, near Tea Table Mountain. An additional 700 acres are scheduled to be burned within the Cub Unit area, which is 25 miles southwest of Chemult, near Lookout Butte south of Highway 138. For more information, please contact Chemult Ranger District Assistant Fire Management Officer Ken Gregor at 541-365-7057 or Engine Captain Dave Varon at 559-202-7345. Prescribed burns are a proactive tool used to achieve a number of purposes, including the reduction of hazardous fuels (overgrown vegetation). They can help decrease the threat of high intensity, high-severity wildfires; reduce the risk of insect and disease...

Miller Complex Fire Update 10/15/17 (Miller Complex Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 15, 2017 - 12:30pm
Miller Complex Fire Update October 15, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. Acres: 39,284 Percent Contained: 86% Start Date: August 14, 2017 Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 275 Location: Private land and federal land on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest 20 miles west of Ashland, OR. Fire Information: 541-838-0770 Email address: millercomplex2017@gmail.com The northeastern flank of the Abney Fire has continued to exhibit active fire behavior, with moderate flanking, backing, and single tree torching. Crews are utilizing all available options to limit spread and minimize impacts to private property in areas southeast of Elliott Creek Road. The fire has moved towards Forest Service Road 1065 but remains south of it at this time. Fire growth to the south of Dutch Creek has been minimal and remains north of the Pacific Crest Trail. Engine crews are being utilized to patrol roads and provide water to hotspots as they occur, and ground crews are building direct containment lines using the road...

BAER Team Releases Soil Burn Severity Maps (2017 Central Washington BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

InciWeb Articles WA - October 15, 2017 - 12:25pm
BAER Team Releases Soil Burn Severity for Diamond Creek, Uno Peak, Jack Creek and Jolly Mountain Fires WENATCHEE, WA The Central Washington Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team, led by Forest BAER Coordinator Molly Hanson and Greg Kuyumjian, has completed gathering data and field verifications on National Forest lands within the Diamond Creek, Uno Peak, Jack Creek and Jolly Mountain Fires. The team’s soil burn severity maps for National Forest lands are available at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/5633 and on the Central Washington BAER website. There are also links just to the right in Related Information box (see note below about KMZ files). The BAER team uses the maps to identify potential immediate threats to human life, health and safety, property, and natural and cultural resources on National Forest System lands. KMZ files are also available to view the maps in greater detail in Google Earth (and many other mapping programs). Download the KMZ zip file (links...

BAER Team Releases Soil Burn Severity Maps (2017 Central Washington BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

InciWeb Articles WA - October 15, 2017 - 11:25am
BAER Team Releases Soil Burn Severity for Diamond Creek, Uno Peak, Jack Creek and Jolly Mountain Fires WENATCHEE, WA The Central Washington Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team, led by Forest BAER Coordinator Molly Hanson and Greg Kuyumjian, has completed gathering data and field verifications on National Forest lands within the Diamond Creek, Uno Peak, Jack Creek and Jolly Mountain Fires. The team’s soil burn severity maps for National Forest lands are available at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/5633 and on the Central Washington BAER website. There are also links just to the right in Related Information box (see note below about KMZ files). The BAER team uses the maps to identify potential immediate threats to human life, health and safety, property, and natural and cultural resources on National Forest System lands. KMZ files are also available to view the maps in greater detail in Google Earth (and many other mapping programs). Download the KMZ zip file (links...

Chetco Bar Fire Update October 15, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - October 15, 2017 - 9:47am
The Chetco Bar FaceBook page will no longer be utilized. Information will continue to be posted on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest FaceBook page, the link can be found below. Fire officials will be flying the fire this afternoon to observe how this warm and dry weather has affected fire activity within the perimeter. Firefighters continue to extinguish hotspots along the FR240 Road where the fire is slowly backing down to the road. Tree fallers are working on the 1376 Road to clear it of all hazard trees that were identified in the Burned Area Emergency Response report. There are currently 4 road graders, with 2 additional in route, working to repair roads within the fire area. Fire officials would like to remind the public that road and area closures are in place for everyone’s safety. Please obey all closure orders and signs, as there are many hazards still in the fire area. The Japanese Bomb site remains closed as well. Weather: Clear skies and east winds are...

Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Limitations (Norse Peak/American Fires BAER Burned Area Emergency Response)

InciWeb Articles WA - October 14, 2017 - 4:14pm
Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Limitations While many wildfires cause minimal damage to the land and pose few threats to the land or people downstream, some fires result in damage that requires special efforts to reduce impacts afterwards. Loss of vegetation exposes soil to erosion; water run-off may increase and cause flooding, soil and rock may move downstream and damage property or fill reservoirs putting community water supplies and endangered species at-risk. The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) program is designed to identify and manage potential risks to resources on National Forest System lands and reduce these threats through appropriate emergency measures to protect human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural resources. BAER is an emergency program for stabilization work that involves time-critical activities to be completed before the first damaging storm event to meet program objectives.BAER Objectives: Determine whether imminent...

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