Third MIFC crew mobilizes west

A third Type-2 initial attack crew, led by Bill Alleman (VOP) and Zach Saumer (SUF), left Grand Rapids yesterday afternoon for Great Falls, Montana. A significant rise in temperature and lack of rainfall over the last week has led to more wildfires throughout the western states.  Nationally, the planning level remains at 3.

Orders are being filled at MIFC with about one hundred people from Minnesota now on assignment in Arizona, California, Georgia, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia, Utah, and Montana.  A fourth crew order is currently being filled with special need for ICT-5s and sawyers. Contact MIFC Dispatch for more information.