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Wildfire/Emergency Response Situation Report

Current situation as of July 29, 2014 at 1120

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

Preliminary reports show that 7 wildfires burned about 14 acres on private and state-owned land in N.C. on Monday, July 28.

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 12 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: Chiwaukum Creek Complex
State: Washington
Location: Chiwaukum Drainage
Number of NCFS Personnel Assigned: 1 Finance Section Chief
Chiwaukum Complex on InciWeb
Incident: Boise MAFFS Activation
State: Idaho
Location: Boise National Forest Cache
Number of NCFS Personnel Assigned: 4 (1 MAFFS Liaison Officer, 1 MAFFS Assistant Liaison Officer, 2 MAFFS Tanker Base Specialists)
Incident: Carlton Complex
State: Washington
Location: Methow Valley
Number of NCFS Personnel Assigned: 7 (4 Division Supervisors, 1 Equipment Manager, 1 Heavy Equipment Boss, 1 Safety Officer)
Carlton Complex on InciWeb

 

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This page updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:20