Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fire Season Continues in the Southwest

For those of you living in Arizona and New Mexico, you know too well that we are having quite a season. I wanted to share a link that I check often this time of year. It is the Southwest Region of the National Interagency Fire Coordination Center. The National Center is in Boise, ID, and saves lives and taxpayer dollars by coordinating responses to wildfires, primarily on public lands. They do an amazing job every year, and especially this one.

For the latest info, you can view this feed called news and notes. I check this when I see smoke to ensure that it has been called in. For more in-depth information, the morning report provides a narrative update. If you aren't sure how close the fires are to you, they have maps. This one is for the wildfires greater than 100 acres in AZ and NM.

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