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Monday, June 20, 2022

Sunday, June 19, 2022

  • Sheep Fire (Wildfire)
    BACKGROUND: At 6:36 p.m. on June 11, 2022, a fire was reported to Angeles National Forest Dispatch by San Bernardino County. The fire was initially reported as approximately 1/4 of an acre in size. Firefighting units headed to the scene quickly. This fire is near Wrightwood, CA.   As of approximately 8:30 p.m., the fire was reported at approximately 30 acres in size. Currently, firefighters, engines, aircraft, and other resources have been on the scene. Night-flying operations are ongoing at this time. Angeles National Forest fire staff are on the scene. Cooperators include San Bernardino County Fire and CAL FIRE BDU. The cause of the fire is under investigation.   As of June 11, 2022, at 10:15 p.m. - There are no evacuations at this time. The fire is approximately 1.3 miles from the nearest structures at Desert Front Road in Wrightwood, CA. The fire is currently estimated at 35 acres at a moderate rate of spread. It is burning in heavy fuels/vegetation. There is 0%...

Friday, June 17, 2022

  • Sierra Fire (Wildfire)
    CURRENT STATUS OF THE SIERRA FIRE:  Updated June 17, 2022- 11 acres- 97% contained- Rowher Flats OHV Trail #3414W27 has reopened. - More info: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8164/BACKGROUND: A new fire was reported to the Angeles National Forest Emergency Communications Center on June 15 at 2:27 p.m. It appears to have started in the Bouquet Canyon/Spunky Canyon area of the forest. Firefighting units from the U.S. Forest Service and Los Angeles Fire Department arrived on the scene quickly. This fire affects commuters who use Bouquet Canyon Road to travel between the Lancaster/Palmdale area and the Santa Clarita area, as well as nearby cabin owners, and perhaps a few weekday recreationists, Smoke could affect nearby residents in the Santa Clarita Valley. See attached GOOGLE map.As of June 15 p.m. at 5:15 p.m. 11 acres 25% contained  250 firefighters on the scene  6 helicopters  3 airtankers, including one VLAT Los Angeles County Fire Department is a cooperator.On June 15,...

Thursday, June 16, 2022

  • Graham Fire (Wildfire)
    The Graham Fire started on June 9, 2022 at approximately 1800 hours in the Ishi Wilderness Area on the Lassen National Forest.  The fire is burning in a very remote area that is only accessible by foot or aircraft.  There are 7 Hotshot Handcrews and 10 Smoke Jumpers working on the fire.  As of June 11 at 1800 hours the fire is 153 acres in size and 15%

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

  • Bouquet Fire (Wildfire)
    A wildfire ignited shortly after 2 p.m. on May 30, 2022 on the Angeles National Forest. The fire is located southeast of Bouquet Canyon Road, north of Santa Clarita.The fire is moving upslope in medium to heavy vegetation. The smoke column can be seen from the communities of Agua Dulce and the Rowher Flat OHV area.  The Angeles National Forest has initiated a second alarm response and Los Angeles County Fire Department is responding with multiple resources as well. Air tankers and helicopters are over the fire to support ground crews.At this time, no structures are threatened, but there are road closures on Bouquet Canyon Road and Rowher Flat OHV area. An overturned vehicle was located below the fire, a full investigation is in progress to confirm it as an official cause. As of 6:30 p.m., the Bouquet Wildfire was holding in size. An airplane, helicopters, wildland fire engines, water tenders, hand crews, and other resources were on the scene still working to put the fire out. As...

  • Blue Fire (Wildfire)
    At approximately 6:36 p.m., Angeles National Forest Dispatch received a call about possible smoke in the forest. Staff located a 50-foot x 50-foot spot on fire along the edge of the Angeles Crest Highway (State Hwy. 2), near Inspiration Point. Resources arrived on the scene and quickly cut a fire line around the burning area. A helicopter has dropped water on the fire multiple times. Excellent progress is being made to put the fire out quickly. Cooperators include: Los Angeles County Fire Department and San Bernardino County Fire Department.As of 9 p.m. on May 30, the Blue Fire was 100% contained with a fire line dug by hand by firefighters around it. Firefighters through the night into the morning in heavy fuels to extinguish or remove burning materials and to ensure that burning materials won't roll away from the burned area.As of 12 noon on May 31, the Blue Fire was placed in patrol status. U.S. Forest Service staff will patrol through and check the area for the next 2-3

Thursday, May 12, 2022

  • Jim Post-Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response)
     THREE PHASES OF WILDFIRE RECOVERY  There are three phases of recovery following wildfires on federal lands: -       Fire Suppression Repair -       Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) -       Long-Term Recovery and Restoration o   Fire Suppression Repair is a series of immediate post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize potential soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression activities and usually begins before the fire is contained, and before the demobilization of an Incident Management Team. This work repairs the hand and dozer fire lines, roads, trails, staging areas, safety zones, and drop points used during fire suppression efforts. o   Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) is a rapid assessment of burned watersheds by a BAER team to identify imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural resources on National Forest System...

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Forestry Alerts - California

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Monday, June 20, 2022

Sunday, June 19, 2022

  • Sheep Fire (Wildfire)
    BACKGROUND: At 6:36 p.m. on June 11, 2022, a fire was reported to Angeles National Forest Dispatch by San Bernardino County. The fire was initially reported as approximately 1/4 of an acre in size. Firefighting units headed to the scene quickly. This fire is near Wrightwood, CA.   As of approximately 8:30 p.m., the fire was reported at approximately 30 acres in size. Currently, firefighters, engines, aircraft, and other resources have been on the scene. Night-flying operations are ongoing at this time. Angeles National Forest fire staff are on the scene. Cooperators include San Bernardino County Fire and CAL FIRE BDU. The cause of the fire is under investigation.   As of June 11, 2022, at 10:15 p.m. - There are no evacuations at this time. The fire is approximately 1.3 miles from the nearest structures at Desert Front Road in Wrightwood, CA. The fire is currently estimated at 35 acres at a moderate rate of spread. It is burning in heavy fuels/vegetation. There is 0%...

Friday, June 17, 2022

  • Sierra Fire (Wildfire)
    CURRENT STATUS OF THE SIERRA FIRE:  Updated June 17, 2022- 11 acres- 97% contained- Rowher Flats OHV Trail #3414W27 has reopened. - More info: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8164/BACKGROUND: A new fire was reported to the Angeles National Forest Emergency Communications Center on June 15 at 2:27 p.m. It appears to have started in the Bouquet Canyon/Spunky Canyon area of the forest. Firefighting units from the U.S. Forest Service and Los Angeles Fire Department arrived on the scene quickly. This fire affects commuters who use Bouquet Canyon Road to travel between the Lancaster/Palmdale area and the Santa Clarita area, as well as nearby cabin owners, and perhaps a few weekday recreationists, Smoke could affect nearby residents in the Santa Clarita Valley. See attached GOOGLE map.As of June 15 p.m. at 5:15 p.m. 11 acres 25% contained  250 firefighters on the scene  6 helicopters  3 airtankers, including one VLAT Los Angeles County Fire Department is a cooperator.On June 15,...

Thursday, June 16, 2022

  • Graham Fire (Wildfire)
    The Graham Fire started on June 9, 2022 at approximately 1800 hours in the Ishi Wilderness Area on the Lassen National Forest.  The fire is burning in a very remote area that is only accessible by foot or aircraft.  There are 7 Hotshot Handcrews and 10 Smoke Jumpers working on the fire.  As of June 11 at 1800 hours the fire is 153 acres in size and 15%

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

  • Bouquet Fire (Wildfire)
    A wildfire ignited shortly after 2 p.m. on May 30, 2022 on the Angeles National Forest. The fire is located southeast of Bouquet Canyon Road, north of Santa Clarita.The fire is moving upslope in medium to heavy vegetation. The smoke column can be seen from the communities of Agua Dulce and the Rowher Flat OHV area.  The Angeles National Forest has initiated a second alarm response and Los Angeles County Fire Department is responding with multiple resources as well. Air tankers and helicopters are over the fire to support ground crews.At this time, no structures are threatened, but there are road closures on Bouquet Canyon Road and Rowher Flat OHV area. An overturned vehicle was located below the fire, a full investigation is in progress to confirm it as an official cause. As of 6:30 p.m., the Bouquet Wildfire was holding in size. An airplane, helicopters, wildland fire engines, water tenders, hand crews, and other resources were on the scene still working to put the fire out. As...

  • Blue Fire (Wildfire)
    At approximately 6:36 p.m., Angeles National Forest Dispatch received a call about possible smoke in the forest. Staff located a 50-foot x 50-foot spot on fire along the edge of the Angeles Crest Highway (State Hwy. 2), near Inspiration Point. Resources arrived on the scene and quickly cut a fire line around the burning area. A helicopter has dropped water on the fire multiple times. Excellent progress is being made to put the fire out quickly. Cooperators include: Los Angeles County Fire Department and San Bernardino County Fire Department.As of 9 p.m. on May 30, the Blue Fire was 100% contained with a fire line dug by hand by firefighters around it. Firefighters through the night into the morning in heavy fuels to extinguish or remove burning materials and to ensure that burning materials won't roll away from the burned area.As of 12 noon on May 31, the Blue Fire was placed in patrol status. U.S. Forest Service staff will patrol through and check the area for the next 2-3

Thursday, May 12, 2022

  • Jim Post-Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response)
     THREE PHASES OF WILDFIRE RECOVERY  There are three phases of recovery following wildfires on federal lands: -       Fire Suppression Repair -       Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) -       Long-Term Recovery and Restoration o   Fire Suppression Repair is a series of immediate post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize potential soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression activities and usually begins before the fire is contained, and before the demobilization of an Incident Management Team. This work repairs the hand and dozer fire lines, roads, trails, staging areas, safety zones, and drop points used during fire suppression efforts. o   Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) is a rapid assessment of burned watersheds by a BAER team to identify imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural resources on National Forest System...

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