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Maple Fire Closure II, #06-09-18-10. August 10, 2018 (Maple Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 10, 2018 - 4:44pm
Maple Closure Order II, #06-09-18-10. August 10, 2018.The Olympic National Forest has issued an additional fire closure because of the Maple Fire. See

SW Oregon Joint Information Center Update, August 10, 2018 (Hendrix Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - August 10, 2018 - 4:16pm
The Southwest Oregon Joint Information Center has released the update for August 10,

Smoke Outlook, August 10, 2018 (Hendrix Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - August 10, 2018 - 3:10pm
The Smoke Outlook for southwest Oregon has been released for August 10,

(SPANISH) Cougar Creek, Lost, Bannock Lakes, Whitepine Fires - 08-10-18 (Cougar Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 10, 2018 - 12:05pm
Una alerta de bandera roja pronostica cambios de vientos con ráfagas de hasta 40 millas por hora el viernes por la noche hasta el sábado. Las condiciones de viento podrían causar que los incendios crezcan y se propaguen rápidamente a pesar de la construcción de la línea de fuego ya terminada. El pronóstico predice un cambio por la tarde de fuertes vientos del noroeste, que podrían alinearse con las crestas para empujar los fuegos hacia el sureste. Los bomberos han utilizado tácticas de quemar carburantes para ayudar a controlar el avance de las llamas en esa dirección. Sin embargo, la vegetación seca, las altas temperaturas y la baja humedad significan que las brasas en el aire podrían encender fuegos salpicados a una distancia de hasta una milla por delante del fuego principal. El pronóstico también señala una posibilidad de tormentas sin lluvia que podrían provocar nuevos incendios en los bosques demasiado secos. El incendio de Cougar Creek: Las...

Maple Fire Daily Update 08-10-18 (Maple Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 10, 2018 - 11:40am
Maple Fire Update August 10, 2018 - 8:30 AM Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 10 Incident Commander Alan Lawson Fire Information: 360-490-9090 Email: maplefire207@gmail.com Facebook: Maple Fire 2018Twitter: @olympicforest & @waDNR_fire InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6111/ Acres: 995 Containment: 12% Total Personnel: 258 Location: 23 miles north of Shelton, WA on the Olympic NF and Washington DNR land Cause: human-caused, under investigation A public meeting is scheduled for 7:00 pm Friday at the Hamma Hamma Fire Station located at 34571 N US Hwy 101, Lilliwaup, WA 98555. Officials will address the current Maple Fire situation. Hamma Hamma, WA – Firefighters made good progress building containment lines in their effort to stop the Maple Fire from spreading. Heavy equipment and crews brushed Hamma Hamma Road/Forest Road 25 (FR 25) and Forest Road 2441 to use as fuel breaks. Firing operations, or burnouts, were implemented to remove vegetation between FR...

Daily Update August 10, 2018 (Miles Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - August 10, 2018 - 10:14am
Summary: The word of today is change on area fires. The fire weather will bring in stronger winds today that will expose areas of heat within the fire perimeter and may cause fire lines to be tested. Changing fire weather will elevate fire behavior, keeping firefighters on alert for potential rapidly changing situations on the fires. Community Meeting: Representatives from the Unfied Command Team have hosted two community meetings this week in Tiller and Shady Cove. Approximately 225 residents have attended these meetings. The next meeting will be today, August, 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Prospect Community Center (305 Red Blanket Road, Prospect). The team will give a current situation update on the Miles Fire and answer questions about fire operations, weather, and smoke impacts. Miles Fire (27,039 acres): The largest area of concern will continue to be the southwest flank of the fire, around the Alco Rock area. Crews will continue to aggressively mop up fireline and will look for...

2018-08-10-Spanish-Update-CrescentMTN (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 10, 2018 - 10:12am
Incendio de Crescent Mountain 10 de agosto, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Acres de Crescent Mountain: 15,091 0% de contención Personal: 466 Punto de origen: Aproximadamente 21 millas al oeste de la ciudad de Twisp Fecha de inicio: 29 de julio, 2018 Causa: Rayos Una Advertencia de Bandera Roja está en efecto hasta el viernes por la noche por las condiciones calientes, secas e inestables Actividad actual: El incendio de Crescent Mountain creció unos 500 acres desde el día de ayer, parcialmente debido a operaciones tácticas de fuego en el valle del río Twisp durante la noche. Ayer los bomberos continuaron reduciendo los combustibles a lo largo de las carreteras usando equipo pesado, evaluando las rutas de ingreso y egreso, y creando espacio defendible alrededor de los hogares y otras estructuras en las áreas del camino Buttermilk, el camino Little Bridge Creek, el camino Thompson Ridge, el camino Myers, y el camino Wood Canyon. El trabajo de...

Hendrix Fire Update, August 10, 2018 (Hendrix Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - August 10, 2018 - 10:09am
COMMUNITY MEETING: There will be a Hendrix Fire Community Meeting tonight at 7 pm. It will be held at the Hendrix Fire Incident Command Post (Fire Camp) located at the intersection of Highway 238 and Hamilton Road in Ruch, Oregon. This meeting will be followed by a short tour of the fire camp. It will also be streamed on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/HendrixFire2018/.An approaching cold front will bring slightly drier and cooler air today. Maximum temperatures near the fire will be 76-82 degrees while valley temperatures will top out in the mid-90s. Relative humidity will range from 23-28%. Winds will be light in the morning and then become gusty in the afternoon. These winds should assist in clearing out some residual smoke and slightly improve air quality. This trend will continue through Saturday. Hotter temperatures are forecasted to return early next week.Crews spent yesterday actively patrolling the fire’s perimeter. Work has begun to repair secondary dozer lines which...

8/10/2018 Klondike/Taylor Creek Fire Update (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - August 10, 2018 - 10:02am
Community Meeting tonight in Agness. Fire managers and agency representatives will be on hand to give a fire update and answer questions from the community. Come by the Agness Community Library, 3905 Cougar Lane, Agness, OR on Friday, August 10th at 6pm. The OR Department of Forestry, US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management are working together to advise fire managers. Fire managers hear a single, unified message from Agency Representatives. Very high temperatures, gusts to 20 mph out of the southwest and critical fire weather conditions are expected today. Winds out of the southwest will test fire lines constructed on the north side of both fires. Smoke columns will rise today as the fire becomes active. When the inversion lifts, fire is expected to grow within the perimeter of the fire. The “Firewise” program provides tips to protect your home and property, and is available at www.firewise.org. Increased traffic in the Galice area will present...

Cougar Creek, Lost, Bannock Lakes, Whitepine Fires Update 08-10-18 (Cougar Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 10, 2018 - 10:00am
A Red Flag Warning forecasts shifting winds with gusts to 40 miles per hour Friday evening into Saturday. Windy conditions could cause fires to grow and spread rapidly despite fireline construction already completed. The forecast predicts an afternoon shift to strong northwest winds, which could align with ridges to push the fires to the southeast. Firefighters have used burnout tactics to help check the advance of flames in that direction. However dry vegetation, high temperatures, and low humidity mean airborne embers could ignite spot fires as much as a mile ahead of the main fire. The forecast also notes a possibility of thunderstorms without rain that could spark new fires in tinder-dry forests. Cougar Creek Fire: Very high temperatures and low humidity Thursday led to moderate fire activity on all but the north side of the fire. The fire remained active overnight, as temperatures stayed above 80 degrees with humidity levels around 30 percent. Firefighters conducted more burnout...

8/10/2018 Natchez Fire Update (Natchez Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - August 10, 2018 - 9:58am
Weather: A cold front will decrease temperatures slightly today. It will be partly cloudy with increasing winds and decreasing smoke. Morning winds will be from the S-SW, but shift to W-SW in the early afternoon at 15 to 25 mph in the saddles, gusting to 30 mph on the ridgetops. Humidity will drop as the trough begins pushing dry air downwards. Gusty winds are expected through Saturday. Sunday through Tuesday will bring another warming, drying pattern. Max temps: Lower 90s in the valleys to lower 80s on the ridges Yesterday’s Activities: Sixteen Australian firefighters have arrived at Happy Camp to provide support as crew bosses, task force leaders, division supervisors and helicopter crew members. Firefighters continued to secure the north half of the fire, focusing on mop up and patrol. Crews also strengthened firelines on the south and east sides of the fire. Crews worked along South Fork Indian Creek mopping up and using low intensity hand ignition to secure the fireline as...

Smoke Update - August 10, 2018 (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 10, 2018 - 9:52am
For printable version with more information, see the link below.Outlook for North Columbia BasinFire Red flag warning continues today for hot, dry and unstable conditions followed by breezy winds and a chance for thunderstorms late this afternoon and evening. Large fire growth can be expected today on exposed perimeters with the onset of breezy conditions at ridgetop. Expect rapid rates of fire spread, group tree torching and long distance spotting. Winds will initially blow from the southeast and then switch to the west following frontal passage. Expect moderating conditions with the onset of cooler temperatures and an increased chance of precipitation tomorrow. Smoke Air quality inversions will lift mid-morning promoting mixing and cleaner air. As the cold front passes through the area, westerly winds will blow smoke to the east and into communities in the low valleys. Overall air quality forecast is for Moderate to unhealthy for all areas. Safety and other Anticipate reduced...

Miriam Fire Update August 10, 2018 (Miriam Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 10, 2018 - 9:45am
Miriam Fire Update Fire Information Line: 541-786-0489 August 10, 2018 – 9 a.m. Acres: Miriam Fire - 2135 acres, Clear Fork Fire - 7 acres Percent Containment: 9% Start Date: 07/30/18 Personnel/Resources: Seven 20-person crews, 3 helicopters (others available, as needed), 24 engines, 2 dozer, 344 total personnel Location: Two miles east of White Pass Ski Area, within the Goat Rocks Wilderness on the Naches Ranger District, 32 miles southwest of Naches, WA. Cause: Lightning Estimated Incident Containment or completion: 9/1/2018 New Detour Identified for the Pacific Crest Trail Hikers Current Activity: To provide for public safety the Gifford Pinchot NF has identified a new detour for the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from White Pass south to Elk Pass. The new detour uses Trails 79, #78, & #76. Until the middle of the day yesterday fire behavior on the Miriam Fire was moderated by an inversion that held smoke over the fire which shaded the forest fuels and...

South Valley Fire Daily Update - August 10 (South Valley Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - August 10, 2018 - 9:35am
Dufur, OR – Current Status: Team 2 will transfer the command of the ODF South Valley Road Fire to an ODF Type 4 Team (IC Blair) working for the Oregon Department of Forestry - The Dalles Unit Office.Following a joint briefing of the two teams at 7:00 a.m., official transition did occur today at 8:00 a.m. The teams spent yesterday shadowing and sharing information to successfully complete the mission. The main responsibility of the Type 4 organization will be to complete any remaining mop-up, patrol the perimeter, and finalize any suppression repair needs. The Type 4 Team (IC Blair) will have the following re-sources assigned: 5 Type 6 engines, 3 hand crews, 1 dozer, 1 skidgine, 1 water tender, 2 helicopters and 3 overhead personnel until the District releases them.Afterwards, the local ODF fire staff will patrol the fire and monitor for smokes frequently throughout the remainder of fire season. 100% containment was achieved at the end of shift Thursday, August 9.This is a very large...

Aug. 10, 2018 Daily Update (Angel Springs Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 10, 2018 - 9:13am
A Red Flag Warning is in effect until 11 p.m. YESTERDAY: Firefighters made good progress cooling areas of heat around the perimeter and interior portions of the fire, which increased the containment line. With a red flag warning and an approaching dry cold front, fire managers directed resources to mop up in preparation for the critical fire weather. Structure protection firefighters worked on assessing structures to the northeast of the fire area. Night operations patrolled the fire perimeter to ensure fire was held within containment lines. TODAY: Critical fire weather is forecasted for the area today, with a red flag warning. A dry cold front will move over the fire area tonight into Saturday morning. Winds will be breezy and gusty ahead of the front. The warming and drying trend over the fire area will reach its peak today with an excessive heat warning through 8 p.m. today. Firefighters will continue to mop up along the fire perimeter, ensuring...

8/10 Northwest California Smoke Outlook (Natchez Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - August 10, 2018 - 9:00am
8/10/18: W/SW winds are expected to clear smoke from much of the area. Happy Camp area will see smoke inversion in the morning, but the rest of the forecast area is expected to have cleaner air for the next two

Taylor Creek and Klondike Daily Update - Aug 10 (Taylor Creek Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - August 10, 2018 - 8:51am
Acreage: 43,388 Containment: 45% Community Meeting tonight in Agness. Fire managers and agency representatives will be on hand to give a fire update and answer questions from the community. Come by the Agness Community Library, 3905 Cougar Lane, Agness, OR on Friday, August 10th at 6pm. The OR Department of Forestry, US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management are working together to advise fire managers. Fire managers hear a single, unified message from Agency Representatives. Very high temperatures, gusts to 20 mph out of the southwest and critical fire weather conditions are expected today. Winds out of the southwest will test fire lines constructed on the north side of both fires. Smoke columns will rise today as the fire becomes active. When the inversion lifts, fire is expected to grow within the perimeter of the fire. The “Firewise” program provides tips to protect your home and property, and is available at www.firewise.org. Increased traffic in the Galice...

2018-08-10-Update-CrescentMTN (Crescent Mountain Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 10, 2018 - 8:50am
Crescent Mountain Fire August 10, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Crescent Mountain Acres: 15,091 0% containedPersonnel: 466Point of Origin: Approximately 21 miles west of the town of TwispStart Date: July 29, 2018 Cause: Lightning Red Flag Warning in effect through Friday night for hot, dry, and unstable conditions Current Activity: The Crescent Mountain Fire grew about 500 acres since yesterday, partially because of tactical firing operations in the Twisp River Valley overnight. Yesterday firefighters continued reducing fuels along roads using heavy equipment, evaluating ingress and egress routes, and creating defensible space around homes and other structures in the Buttermilk Road, Little Bridge Creek Road, Thompson Ridge Road, Myers Road, and Wood Canyon Road areas. Protection efforts also continued at Poplar Flats Campground and other recreation facilities. Water lines are being installed in the War Creek area, along Scaffold Ridge, and other key locations. Aviation missions were limited...

Emergency area closure for portions of the Forest (Klondike Fire Wildfire)

Inciweb Articles OR - August 10, 2018 - 8:05am
The Forest Service has signed a temporary emergency area closure for portions of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest including the Klondike Fire. An emergency road closure is also in effect for Forest Service roads 4103, 4105, 2512 and

Pacific Crest Trail Detour White Pass south to Elk Pass (Miriam Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - August 10, 2018 - 7:12am
A new small fire, the Clear Fork Fire, was discovered on August 8, 2018 in the Goat Rocks Wilderness on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. As a result, the PCT detour has been revised. Please see the detour map for route

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