Fire Disasters Declared for Arizona, Oregon
Posted by feww on August 11, 2015
Lightning-sparked wildfire burns thousands of acres in Arizona, threatening scores of homes
Fire Details posted at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4465/
- Arizona Willow Fire (FM-5095) Fire Management Assistance Declaration has been declared.
- Oregon Krauss Lane Fire (FM-5096) Fire Management Assistance Declaration has been declared.
National Fire Preparedness Level 4
As of July 31, 2015 at 12 p.m. MDT the National Preparedness has climbed to Level 4 (on a scale from 1 to 5).
[Caution: The stats provided by NIFC have previously proved to be incomplete, erroneous and therefore unreliable. See related blog entries since 2007.]
Preparedness Level 4 is described as “Three (3) or more Geographic Areas are experiencing incidents requiring Type 1 and 2 Incident Management Teams. Competition exists for resources between Geographic Areas. Nationally, 60% of Type 1 and 2 Incident Management Teams and crews are committed.”
As of August 10, nine new large fires were reported: one each in California and Texas; two each in Hawaii and Idaho; and three in Oregon, the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) Reported.
13 States currently reporting large fires:
Alaska (2), Arizona (2), California (16), Colorado (1), Florida (1), Hawaii (2), Idaho (2), Montana (2), North Carolina (2), Oregon (10), Texas (1), Washington (5), Wyoming (2).
Number of active large fires: 48
Acres from active fires: 440,421 acres
Year-to-date statistics: 2015 (1/1/15 – 8/11/15)
- Acres burned: 6,290,234
Annual average prior 10 years: 2005-2014
- Acres burned: 4,517,274