The week after the National Interagency Coordination Center announced they were going to stop producing the daily Situation Report and only publish it weekly, they raised the National Preparedness level to 2.
The change occurred at 2 p.m. MDT Friday, “…due to an increase in resource mobilization, competition for resources, significant incidents occurring in multiple geographic areas and critical fire weather conditions in those geographic areas.”
As of today, October 18, fourteen active large fires have burned more than 228,000 acres in five states. Twelve new large fires were reported this week.
Firefighting resources committed to fires today:
- 87 hand crews
- 166 engines
- 22 helicopters
- 3,181 personnel
“Fire Season” is now “Fire Year”.
(Red Flag Warnings can be modified throughout the day as NWS offices around the country update and revise their weather forecasts.)
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