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Last Update: Mon, April 27, 2015 at 06:39:52 AM


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: 2 (On a scale from 1 to 5)

Current National Situation: Initial attack activity was light this week with 549 new fires. 6 new large fires reported and 7 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
Acres Burned


Incident Name
Estimate of Containment
Structures Lost
April 24, 2015

Highway, west of Norco in Riverside County, 1/4 mile east of Hwy 71 1.5 miles N of Hwy 91 in the Prado Basin Area. Evacuations lifted.   Read More

April 20, 2015

Lovers, North Fork of the American River, between Alta and Colfax. Very steep inaccessible terrain.   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:

The pattern across the U.S. will remain progressive as a series of troughs and ridges drift across the country through the week. A broad trough over the West with a couple of embedded closed lows will bring cool and showery conditions to the region through the weekend. A few thunderstorms are possible, especially over the mountains. A building ridge with warm and dry weather will slide into the region by Tuesday. Another trough will position itself to bring scattered showers and thunderstorms into the West again by the end of the week. Over the Plains and the East, warm weather will give way to another round of thunderstorms as a cold front slides across the country during the week. By the end of the week, high pressure over the Plains will end precipitation and rapidly raise temperatures. Showers and thunderstorms will continue in the East into the weekend.

Many thanks to the Fire Information Services for the updates!


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