Morning Briefing, August 27, 2012

A member of the Bonneville Hotshots assigned to the Trinity Ridge Fire was hospitalized in Boise after being injured by a large rolling log. He was expected to be released from the hospital yesterday. Two other people on the crew received minor injuries in the same incident.

USGS scientist talks to NPR about how the new norm of large destructive fires is changing the forests in the Southwest.

Russia will assist several European countries by loaning them firefighting helicopters and air tankers.

The Northwest Interagency Coordination Center issued a Fire Behavior Outlook for August 25-31. Here is an excerpt:

Fires burning in timber types have not exhibited high intensity fire behavior. Fires burning in timber fuels with dead down component should burn with irregularity and with modest intensity. Clean burn is not expected given the fuels dryness levels and the forecasted weather. Spotting can be expected but spots will have a difficult time gathering and generating enough intensity to become problematic.

 

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+