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Fire reports U.S. & Canada
« on: June 06, 2005, 07:19:07 PM »
A logger friend of mine ( who , by the way, is 60 ! ) has been training with the U.S.F.S to fight fires. He went to Canada to fight a forest fire the other day but he didn't know where.
While trying to find out more , I found these links for current information in each country. I don't know much about them yet.

U.S. Link

Canada Link

Quebec Link
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2005, 07:19:17 AM »
There are 60 fires burning in (mostly) northern Quebec. Some residents have been evacuated.
This is a short article about the US Forest Service and my friend going to help.

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/state/050608quebecfires.shtml
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2005, 08:02:39 AM »
Sprucebunney,

We are experiencing smog from those wildfires in Quebec. It doesn't help that it's dog humid out besides.  ::)

Fire weather index here is moderate.

Click here for the Fire Weather Index

Forest Fire Watch - Here

FFMC - fine fuel moisture content

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2005, 10:21:09 PM »
Here's the Fire Situation Report (Sit Report) that we pay attention to at work.  It has the overall rating for the US and tells how many fires, acres, pieces of equipment, fire fighters, etc. are assigned to each state.  The Preparedness Level goes from 1 to 5.  Five is the highest (they're even willing to send me out West then).  Check it out:

http://www.nifc.gov/news/sitreprt.pdf

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2005, 04:37:21 PM »
A no burn order has been implemented August 8 throughout NB because of Moderate to Extreme fire weather.
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2006, 08:03:39 PM »
Helicopter Crash on California Fire Causes Two Fatalities: A Sikorsky (sky crane) helicopter making water drops on a fire on the Happy Camp complex on the Klamath National Forest crashed into the Klamath River near the town of Happy Camp Friday evening killing the pilot and co-pilot. Both pilots worked for Heavy Lift Helicopters Inc., of Apple Valley in Southern California. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety board are investigating the cause of the crash as well as a Forest Service investigation team.
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2006, 01:07:06 PM »
It has been a very busy fire season thus far so I havn't been able to check the board much. I have been gone on fires for most of the summer since the end of may. I regret to inform all of you that this year has been deadly so far for the fire fighters. We lost the Heli-Tanker on the Klamath, a A-star Helicopter in Idaho with four on board and just the other day a BLM firefighter was killed in a burn over in Utah. If any one wants to help the families of those that have been lost you can check into the willdland firefighter foundation.

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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2006, 12:15:09 AM »
The fire crews are busy here in the west. There is a nasty one north of Wenatchee being fueled by diseased pine, two joined up, and the smoke is blowing north into BC causing problems. Sounds like the hot dry conditions are not going away any time soon.
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2006, 04:13:42 AM »
The fire weather index is low here. We've had a damp summer. About 1000 acres in 282 fires have burnt to date. No active fires reported as of yesterday.
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2006, 11:51:18 PM »
A girl that works for me saw the sky crane crash, they also had a cesna crash a couple of day before or after that.  She was on leave from work for about 20 days to go and help out in california.  The crew where all EMT's Structural and wildland fire fighters from a local station here in AZ.  Sad news.  No big fires here at the moment, thanks to the monsoon season.
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2006, 11:50:20 PM »
The nations resource level or whatever they call it concerning wildfire resources available is at level 5.  Which means we are basically out, they have about 40 or so overhead on the fires burning near Sisters, OR that are from Australia.  The USFS called our department yeaterday and we sent about 1/3 of our ditrict office to staff the Shake Table Complex since the USFS is plumb out of resources.  Our mission is to fight fire on private forest lands so staffing a fire souly on National Forest is a bit unusual for us.
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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2006, 10:13:23 AM »
Fire Update:
Highlights for the Week

·Last week 1,439 new fires burned 440,261 acres.  Year-to-date, about 2.5 million acres have burned above the 10-year average for the same period.

·A BLM firefighter was fatality injured August 17 on the Devil’s Den Fire on the Fishlake National Forest near Oak City, UT, after being separated from his crew and getting caught in the fire.  An interagency team is investigating the fatality.

·The Tripod Complex on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in Washington remains the top priority fire in the country.  It is over 116,000 acres and 30% contained.  A 500 soldier Army unit from Ft. Lewis, WA has been activated to assist in the firefighting efforts on this complex.

·The country remains in Preparedness Level 5 – two or more geographic areas of the United States were known to be experiencing major incidents.  The elevation from Preparedness Level 4 to Preparedness Level 5 occurred on July 28th.

·Fire activity was greatest in the Northwest, Great Basin, and northern California Areas.

Fires year-to-date:77,176A   Acres burned year-to-date:6,804,464
Fires 10-year average:55,315   Acres burned 10-year average:4,258,985
Number of personnel currently deployed on wildfires: 17,840
Structures lost to date 1837

Currently very high to extreme fire indices were reported in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho,  Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2007, 09:06:50 PM »
FIRE UPDATE

Information as of Friday, July 13

Headlines:

The Pole Creek (Wyoming) Fire is 510 acres and 0% contained.  Evacuations are in effect. 

The Salt Lick Fire (Wyoming) is 2,000 acres.  Record breaking low fuel moistures and high ERCs reported. 

The Balls Canyon Fire (Nevada) is 4,801 acres and 28% contained.  Structures and power lines supplying Reno remain threatened. 

The Milford Flat Fire (Utah) is 363,052 acres and 65% contained.  Significant cultural resources remain threatened. 

The Egley Complex (Oregon) is 72,000 acres and 30% contained. 

Nationally, an estimated 1,044 structures have been lost to date. 

Summary: 

Number of fires, yesterday           195
Number of fires, year to date   50,885
2006 Fire Season         63,070
2000 Fire Season         52,647
10 Year Average         44,788

Acres burned, yesterday             3,340
Acres burned, year to date          2,832,759
2006 Fire Season             4,082,673
2000 Fire Season             2,322,122
10 Year Average             2,368,841

Resources Committed:
Crews                        441                                                 
Engines                                                   962
Helicopters                                             101
Overhead                                             2,951
Airtankers                                                16
Total Personnel                                17,288
Personnel Change                             -1,919
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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2007, 09:12:44 PM »
It has been surprisingly quiet here in spite of the warm, dry weather.. There are a few burning in isolated areas but nothing major.
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« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2007, 09:19:57 PM »
No fires here in the province. In my area it has showered every day for two weeks. Kinda like a greenhouse, just not hot. Weather looks the same for this week. Saturday was the only dry day and I cut grass most of the day.  It still looked like it could shower at any time. ::)
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« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2007, 08:46:53 PM »
FIRE UPDATE

Information as of Friday, July 20

Headlines:
PREPAREDNESS LEVEL 5

Currently there are 64 fires and complexes over 500 acres in size.

Large fire activity is occurring in multiple geographic areas and there is a heavy commitment of crews, aircraft and equipment to these incidents.  Forecast is for continued hot, dry, windy conditions.

Nationally, an estimated 1,108 structures have been lost to date. 

Summary: 
Number of fires, yesterday           289
Number of fires, year to date   53,741
2006 Fire Season         65,763
2000 Fire Season         55,459
10 Year Average         47,314

Acres burned, yesterday                  93,438
Acres burned, year to date          3,788,883
2006 Fire Season             4,696,830
2000 Fire Season             2,703,125
10 Year Average             2,862,916

Resources Committed:
Crews                        513                                               
Engines                                                1,218
Helicopters                                             167
Overhead                                             3,817
Airtankers                                                15
Total Personnel                                 21,366
Personnel Change                               +660
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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2007, 04:48:48 PM »
FIRE UPDATE

Information as of July 27

Highlights:

The MURPHY COMPLEX in Idaho and Nevada is 659,993 acres and 70% contained. 

Nationally, an estimated 1,173 structures have been lost to date. 

Preparedness Level remains at 5. 

Summary: 
Number of fires, yesterday                   195
Number of fires, year to date   56,536
2006 Fire Season         69,656
2000 Fire Season         59,084
10 Year Average         49,735

Acres Burned, yesterday                       52,331
Acres burned, year to date      4,623,092
2006 Fire Season         5,164,996
2000 Fire Season         3,084,022
10 Year Average                  3,238,462


Resources Committed:
Crews                                                          413
Engines                                                       881
Helicopters                                                 133
Overhead                                                 3,392
Airtankers                                                    16
Total Personnel                                     17,020
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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2007, 07:39:47 PM »
Main Salmon River Closed Due to Fire Activity

All Main Salmon River boat launches from Corn Creek have been cancelled until further notice due to fire activity on the Raines and Rattlesnake Fires.  Forest Service managers have closely monitored the situation over the past several days and increasing concerns for the safety of boaters on the river prompted the decision.  With the closure in place, parties already on the river will be allowed to proceed down river.  Check-in points have been established at key locations to provide the latest information and to ensure everyone is accounted for.  The fires are burning on both sides of the Salmon River for more than 35 miles, about 45 miles northeast of McCall, Idaho.
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2007, 11:28:46 PM »
FIRE UPDATE

Information as of Friday, August 24

HEADLINES:

Northern Rockies:  Chippy Creek in Montana is 96,828 acres with 40 percent containment.  The WH Complex in Montana is 28,550 acres with 60 percent containment. 
Eastern Great Basin:  The East Zone Complex in Idaho is 204,060 acres with 10 percent containment.  Castle Rock in Idaho is 18,015 acres with 11 percent containment.  The Cascade/Landmark Complex in Idaho is 211,353 acres with 11 percent containment.
Southern California:  The Zaca Fire is 232,449 acres and 83 percent contained. 
Northwest:  The Domke Lake Complex in Washington is 6,885 acres with 25 percent containment. 
Eastern:  Sleeper Lake in Michigan is 18,185 acres with 80 percent containment
Nationally, an estimated 1,772 structures have been destroyed to date. 
21,561 personnel are assigned to the fires, a decrease of 136 from yesterday.   

Summary: 
Number of fires, yesterday           201 
Number of fires, year to date   63,799
2006 Fire Season         78,037
2000 Fire Season         70,179
10 Year Average         60,100
Acres burned, yesterday                    48,185
Acres burned, year to date         6,854,854
2006 Fire Season              7,382,221
2000 Fire Season             5,846,352
10 Year Average              5,075,710

Resources Committed:
Crews                        481                                               
Engines                                                       1,110
Helicopters                                                  173
Overhead                                                  5,154
Airtankers                                                      13
Total Personnel                                     21,561
Personnel Change                                    -136

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« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2007, 03:52:34 PM »
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