Wildfire/Emergency Response Situation Report
Current situation as of June 24, 2016 at 10:03 am
Currently active watches, warnings and advisories, including Red Flag Warnings, are available from the National Weather Service.
Preliminary reports show that 5 wildfires burned about 0.5 acres on private and state-owned land in N.C. on Thursday, June 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 20 person hand crew in Grant, New Mexico and an Airtanker Base Manager trainee in Arizona.