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Last Update: Wed, December 17, 2014 at 01:36:44 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: 3 (On a scale from 1 to 5)

Current National Situation: Initial attack activity was light this week with 299 new fires. 9 new large fires reported and 8 large fires contained.

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

Fire Activity
Last week
Year to date
10-Year Average
Number of Fires
299
51,795
69,190
Acres Burned
4,808
3,471,359
7,142,665

 

Incident Name
State
Lead
Agency
Size
(acres)
Percent
Contained
Estimate of Containment
Personnel
Structures Lost
CA
ENF
97,717
100
October 8, 2014
0
80

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 series of upper level disturbances in the Eastern Pacific will bring periods of wet weather to the western U.S. this week. After a brief reprieve Friday and Saturday, the heaviest precipitation will begin Sunday over the coastal mountains of the Pacific Northwest and northern California including the Sierras. To a lesser extent, the Great Basin and Rocky Mountains will also see periodic moisture. By the middle of next week, strong onshore winds may accompany heavy precipitation over the northern half of California. Unsettled conditions are also expected to bring moderate precipitation amounts to the Plains region, the Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast for the first half of next week. Late next week there will be considerable warming and drying for the Southwest and Plains as a ridge of high pressure strengthens over the central U.S.

Many thanks to the Fire Information Services for the updates!

 
 
 

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