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Wildfire/Emergency Response Situation Report

Current situation as of June 27, 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 4 wildfires burned about 0.6 acres on private and state-owned land in N.C. on Sunday, June 26, 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.

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Monday, June 27, 2016 11:54