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Wildfire/Emergency Response Situation Report

Current situation as of May 24, 2017 at 11:55 am

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

Preliminary reports show that no wildfires burned any acres on private and state-owned land in N.C. on Monday May 23, 2017.

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.

Incident: Red Fox
Personnel: 1 Tractor Plow, 1 Heavy Equipment Boss
Equipment: 1 Tractor Plow
State: Florida
Location: Osceola National Forest

Updated 5/23/2017 @ 1312
Incident: West Mims
Personnel: 5 Engine Bosses, 4 Type 1 Firefighters, 5 Type 2 Firefighters, 5 Tractor Plow Operators, 3 Strike Team Leaders: Heavy Equipment, 1 General Mechanic, 1 Equipment Manager, 1 Strike Team Leader Engine, 1 Agency Representative, 1 Heavy Equipment Boss, 1 Single Helicopter Manager, 1 Radio Operator
Equipment: 4 Type 6 Engines, 1 Tractor Plow Strike Team, 3 Tractor Plows, 1 Type 4 Engine,
State: Georgia
Location: 7 miles east of Fargo Georgia (Okefenokee NWR)

Updated 5/23/2017 @ 1312
Incident: FY 17 FNF SUPPORT
Personnel: 1 Heavy Equipment Boss, 1 Tractor Plow Operator
State: Florida
Location: Florida National Forests
  • Florida National Forest Fire Information on InciWeb
  • Updated 5/23/2017 @ 1312
    This page updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:55


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