Saturday, August 15, 2015

update (Aug 15th) on western wildfires

Pacific Northwest
I wrote a brief reflection on August 13th on the large number of wildfires burning out west. I offer a couple of videos on the soda fire (Idaho) that has burned 265,411 acres (15% containment) as I write this. Bill Gabbert of Wildfire Today provided an update on the fires burning in Washington and Oregon in an August 14th post with a second post on the same day reporting on five fires near Chelan Washington  Bill continues to do his usual good job on reporting on the current wildfires on Wildfire Today, to numerous to list here.

Soda Fire (Idaho)

direct link to video

direct link to video (Aug 12 report on KBOI)

California Wildfires 
Daniel Berland, CAL FIRE Public Information Officer offers this August 14th update on wildfires currently burning in California. According to CBS Los Angeles, two CL-415 super scoopers have arrived in southern California

National News
Finally, here is an August 13th report from MSNBC (with photos) focusing on the National Interagency Fire Center raising the preparedness level to 5, meaning that additional military resources can be deployed to help firefighters.

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