Wildfires: Rocky Mountain Area Considered Level 5
Officials have declared that the Rocky Mountain area has moved to preparedness level 5, which is the most severe on the scale.
The Rocky Mountain Area has moved to prepardness level 5.Pl levels determine resource allocation, planning and readiness The scale is 1-5
— Steve Segin (@RMACCFireinfo) June 24, 2012
A level 5 preparedness level has met these conditions:
- Multiple Type I, II, or III incidents occurring.
- All FTC resources are committed to incidents or preparedness activities.
- Heavy competition for regional and national resources.
- Most resource orders will take more than 24 hours to fill.
- 7-14 day weather predictions do not call for any immediate relief.
The Rocky Mountain area includes the entire states of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, most of Wyoming and a small portion of North Dakota. Colorado has experienced several days of red flag warnings, which means high heat and low humidity.
The FTC Area Preparedness Plan Levels are embedded below: