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Last Update: Thu, September 3, 2015 at 04:25:18 PM

     

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

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

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

Current National Situation: Initial attack activity was light with 62 new fires. 1 new large fire reported and 0 large fires contained.

 

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

Fire Activity
Yesterday
Year to date
10-Year Average (2005 – 2014 as of today)
Number of Fires
62
44,080
54,085
Acres Burned
28,052
8,441,223
5,638,409

 

Incident Name
State
Lead
Agency
Size
(acres)
Percent
Contained
Estimate of Containment
Personnel
Structures Lost
CA
SHF
71,041
47
October 1, 2015
348
0

River Complex, Shasta-Trinity NF. IMT 1 (Opliger). Three miles southwest of Denny, CA. Timber, chaparral and tall grass. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, backing and creeping. Area and trail closures in effect.   Read More

CA
SHF
36,499
97
unknown
269
12

Fork Complex (5 fires), Shasta-Trinity NF. IMT 1 (McGowan). IMT is also managing the South Complex. Three miles east of Hayfork, CA. Timber, chaparral and tall grass.   Read More

CA
SRF
37,462
98
September 3, 2015
141
4

Mad River Complex, Six Rivers NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (Young) back to the local unit will occur tomorrow. Eight miles south of Mad River, CA. Timber. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Road and area closures in effect.   Read More

CA
SHF
29,385
89
unknown
340
3

South Complex, Shasta-Trinity NF. Transfer of command from IMT 1 (McGowan) to IMT 2 (Jay Kurth) will occur today. Five miles north of Hyampom, CA. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Area and trail closures in effect.   Read More

CA
SRF
28,614
39
October 15, 2015
695
2

Gasquet Complex (2 fires), Six Rivers NF. IMT 2 (Garwood). Thirteen miles northeast of Crescent City, CA. Timber, hardwood litter and brush. Moderate fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Numerous structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.   Read More

CA
SNF
81,549
25
September 15, 2015
1,901
4

Rough, Sierra NF. IMT 1 (Vontillow) and NIMO (Reinarz). Five miles north of Hume, CA. Timber and chaparral. Active fire behavior with group torching, flanking and short-range spotting. Numerous structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.   Read More

CA
SRF
6,885
55
September 15, 2015
126
0

Nickowitz, Six Rivers NF. Fifteen miles west of Somes Bar, CA. Timber, chaparral and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with creeping. Road, area and trail closures in effect.   Read More

CA
SBF
55
95
unknown
252

The Summit Fire is burning near Snow Summit Mountain Resort south of Big Bear Lake. It was reported at 12:25 pm Sunday and is approximately 55 acres in size and is now 95% contained. The cause of the fire is under investigation and it is burning on steep rugged terrain in heavy timber.   Read More

CA
CAL FIRE LNU
450
20
unknown
202
0

Elk, off of Elk Mountain Road and Mount Dinger Road north of Upper Lake in Lake County.   Read More

WA
OWF
92,516
50
unknown
682
44

Chelan Complex (5 fires), Southeast Region, DNR. Started on BLM land one mile south of Chelan, WA. Timber and brush. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing and creeping. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road and area closures in effect.   Read More

MT
KNF
8,626
0
unknown
131
0

Goat Rock Complex (3 fires), Kootenai NF. IMT 2 (Russell). Eight miles southwest of Libby, MT. Timber. Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering. Numerous structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect.   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:

Today will be a cool, wet, fall-like day across much of the west as a deep upper level trough moves inland over the Pacific Northwest, suppressing high temperatures as much as 15 degrees across the western states. The trough will also induce a band of widespread precipitation from northeastern Oregon across the central Idaho mountains and into northwestern Montana. Showery conditions associated with this trough are also expected in northwestern Washington. Dry and breezy conditions ahead of the trough will prevail in parts of the western Great Basin and the Upper Missouri Valley. Another day of showers and thunderstorms will continue in the Southwest, Central Rockies and the Central Plains due to the ongoing stream of monsoonal moisture out of the south. A high pressure ridge will amplify over the eastern half of the nation for very warm temperatures. Moisture trapped under the ridge will keep wet thunderstorms moving across the Great Lakes area throughout the day.

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