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Last Update: Wed, April 23, 2014 at 01:26:30 PM


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

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

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

Current National Situation: Initial attack activity was light last week with 792 new fires. 24 new large fires reported and 23 large fires contained.

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

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Smoke may be visible high in the Kern drainage from the Soda Fire. This fire is located near Clicks Creek (one mile west of Gray Meadow) approximately ten miles northeast of Camp Nelson within the Golden Trout Wilderness. This area is managed by the Western Divide Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest, and Forest Service (FS) personnel are responding to the incident.   Read More

CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit
April 22, 2014

Bridges, off Highway 6 & 5 Bridges Rd, 5 miles northeast of Bishop, Inyo County.   Read More

current large fires map
Current Large Fires

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 cold and snowy weather systems are expected for the Upper Midwest this weekend while the Gulf Coast will see copious rainfall. By Tuesday a strong, moist Pacific storm system will move inland with widespread moisture and mountain snow across the Intermountain West and Central Plains. Expect dry and windy conditions to develop over the Southwest Tuesday and Wednesday.

Many thanks to the Fire Information Services for the updates!


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