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Last Update: Tue, July 29, 2014 at 05:41:58 AM

     

National Preparedness Level: 3 (On a scale from 1 to 5)

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Northern California Preparedness Level: 3 (On a scale from 1 to 5)

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

Current National Situation: Initial attack activity was light yesterday with 122 new fires. 5 new large fires reported and 6 large fires contained.

Two MAFFS C-130 air tankers and support personnel from the 153rd Airlift Wing (Wyoming Air National Guard) have been deployed to Boise, ID to support wildland fire suppression operations in the western U.S.

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

Fire Activity
Yesterday
Year to date
10-Year Average
Number of Fires
122
32,164
46,479
Acres Burned
9,039
1,618,732
4,080,980

 

Incident Name
State
Lead
Agency
Size
(acres)
Percent
Contained
Estimate of Containment
Personnel
Structures Lost
CA
CAL FIRE AEU
3,800
75
August 1, 2014
1,823
51

Sand, Amador-El Dorado Unit, Cal Fire. Cal Fire IMT 1 (Patterson). Five miles north of Plymouth, CA. Timber and grass. Active fire behavior with spotting. Numerous residences threatened. Evacuations in effect.   Read More

CA
NOD
1,054
100
July 27, 2014
125
0

Malt, Northern California District, BLM. Twenty-six miles east of Fort Bidwell, CA. Juniper, brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.   Read More

CA
YNP
590
5
0

Dark Hole, Yosemite NP. Four miles north of Yosemite Village, CA. Timber. Active fire behavior with single and group tree torching. Area closure in effect.   Read More

CA
YNP
2,700
5
unknown
700+
1

El Portal, Yosemite NP. IMT 1 (Joseph). One mile east of El Portal, CA. Oak, chaparral and grass. Extreme fire behavior with long-range spotting. Communities of El Portal and Foresta threatened. Evacuations, area and road closures in effect.   Read More

CA
CAL FIRE MMU
1,100
90
July 28, 2014
75
0

Kelley, Merced-Mariposa Unit, Cal Fire. Four miles northeast of Newman, CA. Grass. Structures threatened. No further information received.   Read More

CA
SNF
1,000+
0
unknown
100+
0

French, Sierra National Forest, Madera County. Rock Creek campground, moderate rate of spread. Evacuations in effect.   Read More

CA
BTU
150
10
unknown
291
0

Hwy 32 in Forest Ranch, Cohasset area in Butte County. Rapid rate of spread in heavy timber, no structures threatened at this time.   Read More

Silvercreek II - Washington
WA
COA
330
85
July 12, 2014
60
0

Silvercreek II, Colville Agency, BIA. Three miles southeast of Keller, WA. Timber. Interior smoldering. Last report unless significant activity occurs.  

Rock Hill - Washington
WA
WFS
2,209
90
July 10, 2014
143
7

Rock Hill, Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office. Thirteen miles west of Mansfield, WA. Brush. Minimal fire behavior. Residences threatened.  

Saddle Mountain - Washington
WA
SPD
25,000
90
July 22, 2014
73
5

Saddle Mountain, Spokane District, BLM. Nine miles south of Vantage, WA. Brush and grass. Active fire behavior. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect.  

Anaconda - Utah
UT
NWS
1,140
95
July 25, 2014
97
0

Anaconda, Northwest Area, Utah DFF. Four miles east of Lincoln, UT. Oak, brush and grass. No new information.  

Tunnel Hollow - Utah
UT
NWS
1,600
70
July 28, 2014
207
0

Tunnel Hollow, Northwest Area, Utah DFF. Five miles east of Morgan, UT. Brush and grass. Active fire behavior. Area closures in effect.  

Simpson Complex - Utah
UT
SLD
4,150
80
July 25, 2014
243
0

Simpson Complex, Salt Lake Field Office, BLM. IMT 2 (Demasters). Fifteen miles west of Vernon, UT. Pinyon pine, juniper, and brush. Creeping and smoldering.  

Black - Utah
UT
UWF
1,500
0
unknown
66
1

Black, Uinta/Wasatch-Cache NF. Twenty miles southwest of Vernon, UT. Timber. Active fire behavior. Residences threatened.  

Levan - Utah
UT
SCS
700
0
unknown
87
0

Levan, Central Area, Utah DFF. One mile south of Levan, UT. Timber, brush and grass. Crowning and running. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations in effect.  

Shaniko Butte - Oregon
OR
WSA
42,044
85
unknown
246
2

Shaniko Butte, Warm Springs Agency, BIA. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (Williams) back to the local unit will occur tomorrow. Fifteen miles north of Warm Springs, OR. Juniper, brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened.  

Hampton - Nevada
NV
HTF
12,550
10
unknown
92
0

Hampton, Humboldt-Toiyabe NF. Previously reported incident. Thirty-nine miles east of Ely, NV. Timber, brush and grass. Running and torching.  

NV
HTF
8,490
10
unknown
263
0

Bear Trap, Humboldt-Toiyabe NF. IMT 2 (Kidd). Forty-five miles east of Warm Springs, NV. Timber. Running and torching.   Read More

Sampson - Nevada
NV
ELD
2,300
30
July 30, 2014
133
0

Sampson, Ely District, BLM. Sixty miles northeast of Ely, NV. Juniper, brush and grass. Running with torching. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.  

Mack - Idaho
ID
BOF
260
10
unknown
145
0

Mack, Boise NF. Eight miles southwest of Idaho City, ID. Timber, brush and grass. Active fire behavior with group torching. Structures threatened.  

OR
DEF
5,960
50
unknown
622
0

Bridge 99 Complex, Deschutes NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (Fillis) back to the local unit will occur 7/28. Twenty miles north of Sisters, OR. Mixed conifer, brush and grass. Smoldering. Numerous structures threatened. Road and area closures in effect.   Read More

Sunflower - Oregon
OR
UMF
7,170
80
July 28, 2014
441
0

Sunflower, Umatilla NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (Wilde) back to the local unit will occur tomorrow. Ten miles north of Monument, OR. Timber and grass. Creeping and smoldering.  

OR
BUD
395,747
95
July 31, 2014
340
4

Buzzard Complex, Burns District, BLM. IMT 2 (Watts). Thirteen miles northwest of Riverside, OR. Juniper, brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.   Read More

Bingham Complex - Oregon
OR
WIF
452
0
unknown
317
0

Bingham Complex (2 fires), Willamette NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (Nickey) back to the local unit will occur 7/27. Five miles east of Marion Forks, OR. Timber. Minimal fire behavior.  

Logging Unit Complex - Oregon
OR
WSA
10,488
60
August 1, 2014
1,291
0

Logging Unit Complex (5 fires), Warm Springs Agency, BIA. IMT 1 (Schulte). Twenty-five miles northwest of Warm Springs, OR. Timber, medium logging slash and brush. Creeping and smoldering. Structures threatened.  

Center - Oregon
OR
PRD
2,515
75
unknown
29
0

Center, Prineville District, BLM. Started on private land three miles northeast of Post, OR. Juniper, brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior.  

Black Rock - Oregon
OR
PRD
35,938
95
August 1, 2014
34
0

Black Rock, Prineville District, BLM. Started on private land ten miles east of Antelope, OR. Juniper and grass. Smoldering.  

Ochoco Complex - Oregon
OR
PRD
10,195
59
July 27, 2014
631
0

Ochoco Complex (2 fires), Ochoco NF. IMT 2 (Dunford). Twenty-eight miles east of Prineville, OR. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.  

Rye Valley - Oregon
OR
VAD
1,392
20
unknown
159
0

Rye Valley, Vale District, BLM. IMT 2 (Thorpe). Fifteen miles northwest of Huntington, OR. Brush. Running fire. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.  

Kitten Complex - Oregon
OR
VAD
22,685
45
July 31, 2014
822
0

Kitten Complex (4 fires), Vale District, BLM. IMT 1 (Poncin). Twelve miles south of Ironside, OR. Brush. Isolated short runs and torching. Structures threatened. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.  

Camp Creek - Oregon
OR
VAD
5,300
40
July 28, 2014
52
0

Camp Creek, Vale District, BLM. IMT 2 (Watts). IMT is also managing the Buzzard Complex. Eleven miles southeast of Juntura, OR. Brush. Active fire behavior. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.  

WA
SES
22,571
95
unknown
32
3

Mills Canyon, Southeast Region, Washington DNR. Two miles southwest of Entiat, WA. Timber, brush and grass. Creeping and smoldering. Area closures in effect.   Read More

Chiwaukum Complex - Washington
WA
OWF
12,320
0
unknown
990
5

Chiwaukum Complex, Okanogan/Wenatchee NF. IMT 1 (Dueitt). Nine miles northwest of Leavenworth, WA. Timber, heavy logging slash and brush. Creeping and smoldering. Numerous residences threatened. Evacuations, area and road closures in effect.  

WA
NES
250,514
59
August 2, 2014
3,014
154

Carlton Complex, Northeast Region, DNR. IMT 1 (Oplinger), IMT 1 (Blume), IMT 2 (Rabe), IMT 2 (Allbee) and NIMO (Hahnenberg). Started on private land seven miles south of Twisp, WA. Timber, light logging slash and brush. Creeping and smoldering with short runs and short-range spotting. Numerous residences threatened. Area and road closures in effect.   Read More

Lone Mountain 1 - Washington
WA
NCP
1,700
0
September 15, 2014
80
0

Lone Mountain 1, North Cascades NP. IMT 2 (Hutton). Three miles northeast of Stehekin, WA. Timber and brush. Creeping. Area closures in effect. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday.  

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:

Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop over California and the Great Basin with a mix of wet and dry storms and gusty winds. There is also a chance of high based thunderstorms in central Oregon today. Otherwise, hot and dry conditions will continue over the Intermountain West. Monsoon moisture and a cold front draped along the eastern side of the Rockies will provide showers and thunderstorms from Wyoming southward through New Mexico. Another front stretching from the Gulf Coast through the Mid-Atlantic will be a focus for showers and thunderstorms as well as heavy rain extending into New England today.

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