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Last Update: Fri, March 6, 2015 at 08:18:53 PM


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

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 this week with 89 new fires. 1 new large fire reported and 1 large fire contained.

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

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February 28, 2015

On the afternoon of February 24, 2015, firefighters from the Shasta-Trinity National Forest responded to a wildfire on private land in Siskiyou County in an area approximately 18 miles northeast of McCloud, just south of Horse Peak. The fire started on private land during a prescribed fire operation to reduce hazardous fuels. Weather conditions changed and winds spread the incident out of containment, onto National Forest lands.   Read More

October 8, 2014

King, Eldorado National Forest. Eleven miles east of Placerville, CA.   Read More

current large fires map
Large incident map currently updated on Fridays or as fire conditions warrant.

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 ridge of high pressure will continue over the western U.S. for the next several days with dry conditions and temperatures well-above normal. Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure over the northeast and another over the southern Plains will continue to dominate the eastern half of the nation with additional opportunities for precipitation. The Great Lakes and northeast U.S. regions will see winter weather, while there is potential for heavy rain from the Gulf Coastal region through the Mid-Atlantic through early next week with temperatures warming up toward normal over the southeast quarter of the country. A series of short wave troughs may weaken the ridge in the west by mid-week with mountain snow and low elevation rainfall, but temperatures should remain above normal.

Many thanks to the Fire Information Services for the updates!


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