RX Wildfires | Active Incidents | 1

Back Story | Prescribed fires are great for the environment as they burn off heavy fire fuels, assist the area with rejuvenating food for habitat and many other benefits.  Here are some of the Prescribed or RX wildfires that are now registering on our Fire radar.

East River TREX 2017  | Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge | South Dakota | RX fires will be used as a Training program for qualified Wildland Firefighters.

Here are their Training objective(s):

Two people in a UTV spray water ahead of firefighters with drip torches.

Credit: Lori Iverson, USFWS

70 participants from 12 states, including 55 trainees, are divided into fire crews, or modules, during two sessions (May 1-12 and May 15-26). Positioned at three Incident Command Post locations in Huron, Waubay, and Madison, the TREX crews will have the opportunity to conduct prescribed fires on any of 200 approved burn units, as conditions allow.  – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Incident Cooperators include:  BIA, BLM, USFWS, National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, ID Dept. of Lands, South Dakota Dept. of Agriculture Wildland Fire, Team Rubicon and The Nature Conservancy.

NZ Prescribed Fire 2017 | Salmon-Challis NF | Gibbonsville, ID | Purpose of this fire is to:

Lick Creek Implementation 5/4/2017

Reduce Fuel Within The Wildland Urban Interface. Improve Timber Stand Resilience And Wildlife Habitat. The Removal Of This Debris Will Also Reduce Wildfire Impacts To The Community Of Gibbonsville And Throughout The Highway 93 Corridor And Will Serve To Benefit Future Suppression Efforts.  – North Fork Ranger District

Crone Gulch Fire is 60 acres showing no visible smoke.  Lick Creek is 100 acres.

MORE RX FIRES SCHEDULED

May 8, 9, 2017 | Shasta-Trinity NF | CA | The Trinity River Management Unit is planning to implement its fire operations just North of Weaverville – weather permitting.

The project area is located approximately ½ mile up Blue Rock Road (34N77). Firefighters plan to burn about 43 acres on Monday and 41 acres on Tuesday.

The purpose of the project is to reduce fuel loadings and potential fire behavior during a wildfire and to return fire back into the ecosystem. Ignitions will begin around 10:00 a.m. and last throughout much of the day for both days. Residual smoke will occur throughout the night and for several days after ignitions.

May 12, 2017 | Fremont-Winema NF | OR |  S Central OR Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) treat approximately 915 acres of National Forest System lands on the west side of Chemult this spring using broadcast under-burning.

A community meeting has been scheduled for May 11, 2017, from 5-7pm at the Fremont-Winema National Forest Chemult Ranger District Office located at 1301 South G Street, Lakeview, OR 97630.

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