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Wildfire/Emergency Response Situation Report

Current situation as of August 24, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Currently active watches, warnings and advisories, including Red Flag Warnings, are available from the National Weather Service.

Preliminary reports show that 6 wildfires burned 3.55 acres on private and state-owned land in N.C. on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Out of state incidents

The North Carolina Forest Service has begun dispatching employees to assist with suppressing western U.S. wildfires. A dispatch normally lasts for 14 days, plus 2 days for travel at each end of the assignment. Jobs filled by NCFS personnel include everything from the command staff on a fire to members of hand crews digging fire lines.

Currently, the NCFS has a Ramp Manager in Montana, a Public Affairs Officer and an Equipment Manager in Wyoming, a Task Force Leader and two Heavy Equipment Bosses in Washington, and a Heavy Equipment Boss, an Airtanker Base Manager Trainee and a MAFFS Airtanker Base Specialist in Idaho.

Incident: Copper King Fire
Personnel: 1 Heavy Equipment Boss
State: Montana
Location: Eight miles east of Thompson Falls; one mile north of Highway 200

Updated 8/24/2016 @ 1252
Incident: Beaver Creek Fire
Personnel: 1 Time Unit Leader, 1 Situation Unit Leader
State: Colorado
Location: 24 miles north of Walden, CO.

Updated 8/24/2016 @ 1252
Incident: Rey Fire
Personnel: 1 Heavy Equipment Boss, 1 Operations Section Chief, 1 Operations Branch Director
State: California
Location: Near White Rock Day Use Picnic Area

Updated 8/24/2016 @ 1252
Incident: Rail Fire
Personnel: 2 Heavy Equipment Bosses
State: Oregon
Location: 5 miles west of Unity, OR

Updated 8/24/2016 @ 1252
Incident: Cedar Fire
Personnel: 1 Base Camp Manager, 2 Operations Branch Directors, 1 Fire Behavior Analyst
State: California
Location: North of Alta Sierra and west of Kernville

Updated 8/24/2016 @ 1252
Incident: Pioneer Fire
Personnel: 1 Felling Boss, 1 Heavy Equipment Boss
State: Idaho
Location: Eight Miles north of Idaho City

Updated 8/24/2016 @ 1252
Incident: Soberanes Fire
Personnel: 1 Safety Officer, Line; 1 Field Observer
State: California
Location: Soberanes Creek, Garrapata State Park, north of Palo Colorado/Big Sur.

Updated 8/24/2016 @ 1252
Incident: Whit Fire
Personnel: 1 Incident Communications Tech
State: Wyoming
Location: 12 miles west of Cody

Updated 8/24/2016 @ 1252
Incident: Twin Lakes Fire
Personnel: 1 Heavy Equipment Boss
State: Wyoming
Location: Approximately 19 miles S/SW of Meeteetse
Updated 8/24/2016 @ 1252
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 13:01