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Wildfire/Emergency Response Situation Report

Current situation as of September 2, 2014 at 1141

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

Preliminary reports show that 7 wildfires burned approximately 101 acres on private and state-owned land in N.C. on Monday, September 1.

Out of state incidents

The North Carolina Forest Service has begun dispatching employees to assist with suppressing western U.S. wildfires this summer. Currently, there are 6 people assigned to incidents.

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 top manager on a fire (the Incident Commander) to members of hand crews digging fire breaks in the soil.

Incident: Deception Complex
State: Oregon
Location: 2 miles west of Oakridge, OR
Number of NCFS Personnel Assigned: 1 Technical Specialist
Deception Complex on Inciweb
Incident: Klamath National Forest Support
State: California
Location: Klamath National Forest
Number of NCFS Personnel Assigned: 1 Public Information Officer
Incident: South Cle Elum Ridge Fire
State: Washington
Location: 7 miles southwest of South Cle Elam, WA
Number of NCFS Personnel Assigned: 1 Cost Unit Leader
South Cle Elum Ridge Fire on Inciweb
Incident: SACC Support
State: Georgia
Location: Virtual
Number of NCFS Personnel Assigned: 1 Intelligence Support Officer
Incident: 2014 SE DNR Preparedness
State: Washington
Location: SE Regional DNR Office
Number of NCFS Personnel Assigned: 1 Engine Strike Team Leader
Photos:
Helicopter dropping water on fire Hand crew on fire Fire burning Crewmember walking
Incident: Happy Camp Complex
State: California
Location: Happy Camp, CA
Number of NCFS Personnel Assigned: 1 Operations Section Chief
Happy Camp Complex on Inciweb

 

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This page updated: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 11:41