Smoke from Wildfires on Pacific West Coast Seen from Space

PB: As in the Chernobyl region, radioactive fallout on the ground and in vegetation from Fukushima, will be re-suspended over the Pacific West Coast.

God help the firefighting and command teams, and community volunteers and helpers, too…



  • Coping with wildfire smoke and road closures in Wash., Oregon and B.C.

  • Smoke drifts into B.C. from Washington wildfire as Canadian crews offer help

  • Current major events

Serious wildfires in California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia

IMSR Summary August 23rd, 2015,

Source: Incident Management Situation Report

National Preparedness Level

Level 5 [the highest  ]
National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: Light (99 new fires)
New large incidents: 4
Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 72
Area Command Teams committed: 2
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 18
Type 2 IMTs committed: 30

[IMT = Incident Management Team

IMT1 and IMT2 are of the highest effort level, for state/national level emergency

  • Fire Detection Maps

  • British Columbia Active Wildfires

  • [July 2015] B.C. wildfires blanket province in smoke

  • Wildfires are dangerous, and so is wildfire smoke

  • Smoke from B.C. wildfires in skies over Greenland


By piotrbein