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Last Update: Wed, May 25, 2016 at 11:51:21 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 474 new fires. 6 new large fires reported and 5 large fires contained.


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

Fire Activity
This week (May 13 – May 19)
Year to date
10-Year Average (2006 – 2015 as of today)
Number of Fires
Acres Burned


Incident Name
Estimate of Containment
Structures Lost
CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit
May 25, 2016

Metz, Metz Rd & Blue Jay Ln, southeast of Soledad in Monterey County.   Read More

May 25, 2016

The Wheatland Fire started at 2:23pm. It is located in the Southeast corner of the Los Angeles River Ranger District of the Angeles National Forest - San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. The fire is burning light to medium brush.   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 deep upper trough will settle over the western U.S. while a weaker trough lingers over the northeastern States. Scattered rain and thunderstorms will continue across the most of the West through the week with snow possible at the higher elevations. A slow moving cold front will push across the Plains and into the East by late week, bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms to the region. Temperatures in the Interior West will remain cool through the week while temperatures in the central and eastern States continue above normal.

Many thanks to the Fire Information Services for the updates!


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