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Wildfire/Emergency Response Situation Report

Current situation as of August 28, 2015 at 1214

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

Preliminary reports show that 8 wildfires burned about 1.2 acres on private and state-owned land in N.C. on Thursday, August 27.

Out of state incidents

The North Carolina Forest Service has begun dispatching employees to assist with suppressing western U.S. wildfires this summer. 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 and general staff on a fire to members of hand crews digging fire lines.

In addition to the resources below, the NCFS currently has 1 MAFFS Liaison Officer and 2 MAFFS Tanker Base Specialists, 1 Fixed Wing Parking Tender and 1 Incident Business Advisor in California. In Idaho, NCFS has 1 Ramp Manager. In Georgia, NCFS has 2 Support Dispatchers and 1 Interagency Resource Representative. NCFS has also dispatched 1 Ramp manager and 2 Strike Team Leaders to Montana.

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Incident: Selway Complex
Personnel: 20 (1 Crew Type 2IA)
State: Idaho
Location: 14 miles WNW and 7 miles NE of Elk City, Idaho

Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1228
Incident: Grizzly Bear Complex
Personnel: 3 (1 Supply Unit Leader, 1 Crew Bosses, 1 Public Information Officer, Type 2)
State: Oregon
Location: 20 mile SE of Dayton, WA on the Umatilla National Forest, in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness, and on private lands protected by Washington DNR and by the Oregon Department of Forestry.
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1228
Incident: Carpenter Road Fire
Personnel: 4 (1 Task Force Leader, 1 Heavy Equipment Boss, 1 Equipment Manager, and 1 Aircraft Base Radio Operator)
State: Washington
Location: 35 miles NW of Spokane, WA; North and East of Carpenter Road and Mudget Lake Road
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1228
Incident: Bear Lake Fire
Personnel: 2 (1 Fire Behavior Analyst, 1 Incident Communications Technician)
State: Montana
Location: 1/2 north of Bear Lake in the West Pioneer Mountains near Wisdom, MT
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1228
Incident: Canyon Creek Complex Fire
Personnel: 1 Heavy Equipment Boss, 1 Crew Boss
State: Oregon
Location: South of the towns of John Day and Canyon City, Oregon
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1236
Incident: Municipal Complex Fire
Personnel: 1 Division/Group Supervisor
State: Idaho
Location: Clearwater, Lewis and Nez Perce Counties in Idaho
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1238
Incident: Motorway Complex
Personnel: 1 Strike Team Leader, Engine
State: Idaho
Location: The Motorway fires are currently burning along the Lolo Motorway, and many of these fires are located approximately six miles east of Pierce.
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1238
Incident: National Creek Complex
Personnel: 3 (1 Division/Group Supervisor, 2 Public Information Officers, Type 2)
State: Washington
Location: Northwest corner of Crater Lake National Park and the North portion of the High Cascade Ranger District on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1238
Incident: Okanogan Complex
Personnel: 6 (1 Demobilization Unit Leader, 1 Division/Group Supervisor, 2 Operations Section Chief, Type 2, 2 Task Force Leaders)
State: Washington
Location: Fires within 15 mile radius from the town of Omak and immediately east of Twisp.
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1243
Incident: Clark Fork Complex
Personnel: 1 Equipment Manager
State: Idaho
Location: 6 miles NE and 9 mi. S of Clark Fork, Idaho; 5 mi. N of Noxon, MT
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1243
Incident: Stouts Creek
Personnel: 4 (1 Task Force Leader, 1 Helibase Manager, 2 Heavy Equipment Bosses)
State: Oregon
Location: 16 miles east of Canyonville; 1 mile south of Milo, OR,
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1243
Incident: Stickpin Fire
Personnel: 3 (1 Facilities Unit Leader, 1 Heavy Equipment Boss, 1 Radio Operator)
State: Washington
Location: The Kettle Complex includes three fires in northern Ferry County Washington.
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1243
Incident: Coronet-Windy Ridge Fire
Personnel: 1 Operations Section Chief, Type 2
State: Oregon
Location: The Cornet-Windy Ridge Fire is generally located west of Durkee, south of Baker City, and north of Hereford, OR between Highways 84 and 7
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1243
Incident: Lawyer Complex
Personnel: 1 Operations Section Chief, type 2
State: Idaho
Location: Various locations along Highway 12, Highway 64, and Woodland Grade Road
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1243
Incident: Collier Butte Fire
Personnel: 1 Food Unit Leader
State: Oregon
Location:Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1251
Incident: North Star
Personnel: 4 (1 GIS Specialist, 1 Heavy Equipment Boss, 1 Division/Group Supervisor, 1 Supply Unit Leader)
State: Washington
Location: 25 miles North of Coulee Dam, WA
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1255
Incident: South Complex
Personnel: 1 Radio Operator
State:California
Location: The South Complex consists of approximately nine known fires, five of which are currently over 100 acres.
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1257

Incident: Gasquet Complex
Personnel: 1 Equipment Manager
State:California
Location: Multiple Ignited Lightning Fires Within The Gasquet Ranger District
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1257
Incident: Route Complex
Personnel: 2 (1 Situation Unit Leader, 1 Heavy Equipment Boss)
State:California
Location: The Route Complex has fires on both the Shasta Trinity Forest near the community of Hyampom and the Six Rivers National Forest near the community of Mad River.
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1257
Incident: Cougar Creek
Personnel: 1 Felling Boss
State: Washington
Location: It is located approximately six miles northwest of Glenwood, WA
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1257
Incident: Clearwater Complex
Personnel: 1 Resource Unit Leader
State: Idaho
Location: Most of the Complex is adjacent to Kamiah, ID. Other fire locations are in the vicinity of Kooskia, Craigmont, Ruebens, Greer, Woodland, and Harrisburg.
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1300
Incident: Thompson Divide Complex
Personnel: 3 (1 Personnel Time Recorder, 1 Fire Behavior Analyst, 1 Facilities Unit Leader)
State: Montana
Location: The IMT is managing the Thompson Fire in Glacier National Park and the Sheep and Granite fires on the Flathead National Forest adjacent to Glacier National Park. These three fires are now referred to as the Thompson Divide Complex.
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1300
Incident: Eagle Complex
Personnel: 1 Base Camp Manager
State: Washington
Location: 25 miles North of Coulee Dam, WA
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1300
Incident: Chelan Complex
Personnel: 1 Heavy Equipment Boss
State: Washington
Updated 08/28/2015 @ 1300
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