Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Brittle
FIRE
5,666
acres
4.9 mi
E of Hale, MI
98%
contained
Fire Status:
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
59 mins, 51 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-NWCG-7441
Fire Start:
Friday, April 23, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 week ago

Incident Photo for the Brittle Fire

 The Brittle fire started on Friday, April 23, 2021 during prescribed fire operations. The Brittle fire is located in Iosco County on the Huron Shore Ranger District of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Unknown
Date of Origin:
Friday April 23rd, 2021 approx. 02:30 PM
Location:
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Between Sand Lake and River Road.
Incident Commander:
Brian Pisarek EAIMT
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
44.403, -83.715

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
132
Size (Acres):
5,666
Containment:
98%
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday April 30th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Timber(Litter and Understory. Continuous Jack Pine
Significant Events:
Minimal Creeping Smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Firefighters will continue to mop up and extinguish hot spots that have potential to threaten the fireline and remove hazard trees adjacent to the line and along roads and trails. Repair fireline where feasible. Rehab interior plow lines where feasible.
Projected Incident Activity:
12 hours: Minimal fire spread potential. Smoldering logs continue to burn out on edges of unburned interior islands.
24 hours: Minimal fire spread potential. Heavy fuels, stumps and logs continue to burn out. Occasional smokes showing upon edges of interior unburned islands.
48 hours: Minimal fire spread potential. Heavy fuels, stumps and logs continue to burnout.
72 hours: Minimal activity. Occasional stumps and logs continue to burn out.
Anticipated after 72 hours: Monitor and patrol. Look for smokes on edges of unburned fuel inside the fire perimeter.
Remarks:
Fire perimeter has line around it, some work to be completed on interior hotspots.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Joshua Veal
Phone: 231-775-2421
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fire Unit Information
Huron-Manistee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1755 S Mitchell Street
Cadillac, MI 49601