posted on Jun, 28 2006 @ 03:35 PM
Here is the daily report from the National Fire Center.
It is updated daily so anytime you click on it you will have the most current report. Past reports are available elsewhere on the website.
Buried in the jargon in the report is 'WFU' -- Wildland Fire Use. There are, to use the inaccurate public media term, 'Let Burns'. Mostly in
remote wilderness or backcountry areas.
Some of the larger fires, as in Nevada in this case, are a larger size because firefighters concentrate on saving homes, infrastructure, and other
high value resources. The portions of the fire that are not threatening anything of significant value receive passive indirect tactics and
firefighters back off to major roads to let the fire burn to them. The aggressive firefighting is saved for the aforementioned high value areas.