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Incident Information | Monday, 9/29/2014

Contact Information

PIO: Phone: 303-445-4322 | Email: rmaccfireinfo@gmail.com | Twitter: @rmaccfireinfo

Preparedness Levels

National Preparedness Level: 1                            Rocky Mountain Area Preparedness Level: 1   

Preparedness levels range on a scale from one to five. Each level defines planning and organization readiness, which is commensurate with increasing fire danger. Click here for more information.

Current Activity / Active Incidents

Unplanned Wildland Fires:

  • Yesterday, initial attack activity was minimal with 2 new fires reported (1 County & 1 USFS) for less than 1 acre. There are 6 uncontained large fires burning in the U.S. There are 6,000 resources assigned; 87 are from the Rocky Mountain Area.

Planned Wildland Fire (Prescribed Fire):

  • List of current prescribed fires
  • Fall provides good prescribed burning conditions—warm days, cool nights and good ventilation for smoke. Prescribed burning is the managed application of fire to wildland fuels (woody material) under specified conditions, within predetermined boundaries in an effort to reduce hazardous fuels, provide community protection, and restore forest health. Prior to the burn, fire managers will consider many factors including: fuel moisture levels, weather forecasts, resources availability, and air quality in determining whether or not to ignite or not.

Prescribed Fire Map Feature Under Construction

Year-to-Date Fires & Acres

AGENCY
FIRES
ACRES
Bureau of Indian Affairs
559
2,535
Bureau of Land Management
358
10,874
County
397
42,127
Department of Defense
2
0
State of Nebraska
4
61
State of South Dakota
287
5,939
U.S. Forest Service
258
2,197
Fish & Wildlife Service
23
1,201
National Park Service
17
2,505
State of Colorado
5
663
Nature Conservancy
0
0
State of Kansas
0
0
State of Wyoming
9
19
Private
0
0
TOTAL
1,919
68,121
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