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Wildfire/Emergency Response Situation Report

Current situation as of August 28, 2014 at 1027

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 5 acres on private and state-owned land in N.C. on Wednesday, 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. Currently, there are 11 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: 2 (1 Operations Section Chief, 1 Receiving/Distribution Manager)
Happy Camp Complex on Inciweb
Incident: Logging Unit Fires
State: Oregon
Location: 25 miles northwest of Warm Springs, OR
Number of NCFS Personnel Assigned: 1 Equipment Time Recorder
Logging Unit Fires on InciWeb
Incident: Johnson Bar Fire
State: Idaho
Location: 10 miles southeast of Syringa, ID
Number of NCFS Personnel Assigned: 1 Base Camp Manager
Johnson Bar Fire on InciWeb
Incident: July Complex
State: California
Location: Etna
Number of NCFS Personnel Assigned: 1 Field Observer
July Complex on InciWeb
Incident: Little Bridge Creek Fire
State: Washington
Location: 10 miles west of Winthrop, WA
Number of NCFS Personnel Assigned: 1 Receiving/Distribution Manager
Little Bridge Creek Fire on InciWeb

 

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This page updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:27