An understatement from NIFC

The National Interagency Fire Center does not bother to publish a daily Situation Report during about half the year, no matter how many wildfires are burning. Their last one was on March 3, 2017.

CNN is reporting that about a million acres have burned in the central plains in the last few days and five people have been killed in the fires. This morning we wrote that three fires alone near the Oklahoma/Kansas border burned over 833,941 acres.

But at least NIFC is giving us SOME information about the fires. At 1:55 p.m. MST on Wednesday they sent this tweet:

nifc fires

Maybe they will say their account was hacked! 🙂

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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.

3 thoughts on “An understatement from NIFC”

  1. They will only update as the National preparedness level increases since right now it isn’t very severe nationally they will not update there Fire news but maybe once a week.


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