I’m crossposting this from theysaid. We’re getting questions from the public as well as ff family members about the Southern Oregon Fires. (Just put a new photoof the Florence Fire column up on Fire 12.)â€¨Let’s take the Biscuit Complex as an example, since M and others have asked. Here’s how to start to research a fire:â€¨â€¨Here’s wildlandfire.com’s list of all fires this season with website info by state:â€¨http://www.wildlandfire.com/arc/firelinks02.htmâ€¨â€¨Here’s the Biscuit Complex website from that pageâ€¨http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/siskiyou/biscuitcomplex.htmlâ€¨â€¨New vicinity map (yesterday) for the fire from the Siskiyou pageâ€¨http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/siskiyou/vicinity30.jpgâ€¨â€¨(You can also go to the sites at the top of the state listings including the ODF site that sometimes have other links and info.)â€¨â€¨Southern Oregon Fire Weather Forecast (Red Flag means watchout for wind, etc)â€¨Today’sâ€¨http://nimbo.wrh.noaa.gov/Medford/PDXFWFMFR.htmlâ€¨Siskiyou Fire Weather links pageâ€¨http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/siskiyou/fire_weather.htmlâ€¨â€¨Wildfire news search engine on our site, takes 15 sec to loadâ€¨Lots of articles on Oregon firesâ€¨http://www.wildlandfire.com/news.htm
If you really want to get into it, you can go to our Links page under News and look at situation reports by Geographic Area (GACC). If you go on down to Weather, you can check NOAA Satellite images for infrared and smoke patterns. If you go to Geographic, you can check the GeoMac site for topography and fire perimeter. Sometimes you can luck into extra photos of large fires on the Incident Management Team websites. The list of Team sites are linked under Federal Pages on the Links page.â€¨â€¨Just a few ideas for people lookin’ and hopefully save answerin’ a lot of e-mails.â€¨â€¨Hang in there, Dawn. I know it’s tough at times, but your man is undoubtedly just fine.