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Last Update: Fri, April 29, 2016 at 10:14:28 PM


National Preparedness Level: 1 (On a scale from 1 to 5)

Northern California Preparedness Level: 2 (On a scale from 1 to 5)

Southern California Preparedness Level: 2 (On a scale from 1 to 5)

Current National Situation: This report will be posted every Friday unless significant activity occurs.

Initial attack activity was light this week with 912 new fires. 30 new large fires reported and 19 large fires contained.


Smaller, local fires are listed as they occur in Happening Now.

Fire Activity
This week (Apr. 15 – Apr. 22)
Year to date
10-Year Average (2006 – 2015 as of today)
Number of Fires
Acres Burned


Incident Name
Estimate of Containment
Structures Lost
April 7, 2016

Sacred, Tahoe National Forest. The Sacred Fire started on April 5, 2016 near Sierra City on private land adjacent to the Tahoe National Forest and is burning at a moderate rate of spread in steep terrain.   Read More

current large fires map
Large incident map.

Fire locations are based on data provided by the National Interagency Fire Center and are subject to change.


Large Incident: A wildfire of 100 acres or more occuring in timber, or a wildfire of 300 acres or more occuring in grass/sage.
Wildland Fire: Any nonstructure fire, other than prescribed fire, that occurs in the wildland.
Wildland Fire - IMT1: Wildland fire; Type 1 Incident Management Team Assigned.
Wildland Fire - IMT2: Wildland fire; Type 2 Incident Management Team Assigned.
Wildland Fire - Other: Wildland fire; Other Incident Management Team Assigned besides a Type 1 or Type 2 team (e.g. Type 3).
Wildland Fire Use (WFU) Fire - A naturally ignited wildland fire that is managed to accomplish specific prestated resource management objectives in predefined geographic areas outlined in Fire Management Plans.
Map information provided courtesy of the UDSA Remote Sensing Application Center using data provided by the National Interagency Fire Center. The data is subject to change.

Weather Outlook:

A series of upper level lows will cross the U.S. during the next week, bringing precipitation to much of the country. Higher elevations of the West will see snow. The East will see widespread rain and thunderstorms over the weekend and much cooler temperatures over most of region. In the West, rain and snow will move through the Northwest and northern Rockies over the weekend and again early in the week. A third western system will bring showers and thunderstorms, with snow at higher elevations, through the Great Basin and the Southwest. Temperatures will drop 15 to 20 degrees in the West over the weekend and will be slow to recover during the week. Strong southerly flow ahead of the western systems will spike temperatures 15 to 20 degrees in the central states before dropping early in the week across the Plains and the Midwest. The Gulf States will remain very warm.

Many thanks to the Fire Information Services for the updates!


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