Delaware Wildfire Crew headed west as critical fire weather continues
Delaware have deployed firefighting crews to numerous states, including: Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.
DOVER (DE): The Delaware Forest Service is sending its wildfire crew to New Mexico as a steep increase in lightning-caused fires has pushed the National Preparedness Level to 5 on a 5-point scale, its highest level.
A group of 21 firefighters met Thursday morning at the Blackbird State Forrest in Smyrna around 6:00 a.m. The firefighters have been trained in Wildland Fire fighting and may stay in New Mexico for several weeks.
Critical fire weather continues throughout the West and according to the National Interagency Fire Center, the majority of the fire activity remains in Arizona and California, where over 1.5 million acres have burned. So far this year, more than 38,767 fires have burned 3.7 million acres.
Wet/dry thunderstorms in E/Co today; lightning activity in the RMA for the past 24 hours showed 10,714 strikes. Strikes blanketed CO, S/WY & E/KS. Western SD saw strikes across the western part of the state w/some in central SD. pic.twitter.com/6pqenkCKFn
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