King, unified command between IMT 1 (Giachino) and Cal Fire. Eleven miles east of Placerville, CA. Timber and grass. Extreme fire behavior with crown runs and long-range spotting. Numerous residences and energy infrastructure threatened. Evacuations, road and area closures in effect.
Happy Camp Complex, Klamath NF. IMT 1 (Opliger). One mile east of Happy Camp, CA. Timber, brush and grass. Active fire behavior with group torching, crown runs and long-range spotting. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road and area closures in effect.
Silverado, Cleveland NF. IMT 2 (Garwood). Two miles east of Silverado, CA. Chaparral. Interior burning. Numerous residences and energy infrastructure threatened. Evacuations and area closures in effect. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping.
Boles, Siskiyou Unit, Cal Fire. Cal Fire IMT 1 (Derum). One mile south of Weed, CA. Timber, brush and grass. Smoldering. Numerous residences threatened. Evacuations and road closures in effect.
Dog Bar, Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, Cal Fire. Six miles south of Grass Valley, CA. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. Evacuations have been lifted. Increase in acreage due to more accurate mapping.
Deception Complex - Oregon
Deception Complex (2 fires), Willamette NF. IMT 1 (Schulte). Two miles west of Oakridge, OR. Timber. Active fire behavior with group torching and short crown runs. Numerous structures threatened. Area closures in effect.
790 Rogue River - Oregon
September 15, 2014
790, Rogue River-Siskiyou NF. IMT 2 (Fillis). Thirty miles northeast of Medford, OR. Timber. Interior group torching. Area closure in effect.
Onion Mountain, Rogue River-Siskiyou NF. IMT 2 (Williams). Fifteen miles west of Grants Pass, OR. Timber. Extreme fire behavior with group torching and spotting. Structures threatened.
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.
Two separate weather features will bring unsettled weather to much of the western U.S. today. First, an upper level trough of low pressure over the Pacific Northwest will deliver light rain and higher humidity to that region, including the extreme northwest corner of California, the Great Basin, and into the northern Rockies. Meanwhile, the remnants of Tropical Depression Odile will cause flooding with significant precipitation and embedded thunderstorms for the southwest U.S. and southern Plains. Sandwiched between these two weather systems it will be dry but a little cooler for the rest of California today, as onshore flow develops. East of the Rockies, it will be cool and dry in the upper Midwest, with a cold front bringing strong winds to the Upper Mississippi Valley.
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