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Last Update: Sat, October 25, 2014 at 06:03:06 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 175 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
Last week
Year to date
10-Year Average
Number of Fires
175
42,678
64,511
Acres Burned
2,781
3,256,137
6,881,543

 

Incident Name
State
Lead
Agency
Size
(acres)
Percent
Contained
Estimate of Containment
Personnel
Structures Lost
CA
ENF
97,717
100
October 8, 2014
300
80

King, Eldorado National Forest. IMT 1 ( McGowan ). Eleven miles east of Placerville, CA. Timber and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Area closures in effect.   Read More

CA
KNF
134,056
97
October 31, 2014
107
6

Happy Camp Complex, Klamath NF. One mile east of Happy Camp, CA. Timber, brush and grass. Interior smoldering. Area closure in effect.   Read More

Johnson Bar - Idaho
ID
NCF
11,065
65
October 10, 2014
142
0

Johnson Bar, Nez Perce - Clearwater NF. Twenty miles southeast of Kooskia, ID. Timber. No new information.  

Deception Complex - Oregon
OR
WIF
6,033
95
October 15, 2014
163
0

Deception Complex, Willamette NF. Two miles west of Oakridge, OR. Timber. Smoldering.  

36 Pit - Oregon
OR
MHF
5,520
69
unknown
286
0

36 Pit, Mt. Hood NF. Eight miles southeast of Estacada, OR. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. Road and area closures in effect.  

Onion Mountain
OR
RSF
4,105
95
September 30, 2014
58
0

Onion Mountain, Rogue River-Siskiyou NF. Fifteen miles west of Grants Pass, OR. Timber. Smoldering.  

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:

A moist, upper level disturbance originating in the Gulf of Alaska will move inland this weekend with precipitation spreading eastward through the Intermountain West and Great Basin. Another trough next week will tap into tropical moisture with widespread wetting rain and mountain snowfall in northern California, the Pacific Northwest, and the Great Basin before moving east through the central Plains. Gusty winds are expected for the Rocky Mountain region and adjacent High Plains in conjunction with a strong cold front this weekend. Locally gusty winds are also anticipated this weekend in southern California and the southwest U.S. In contrast, heavy precipitation and strong winds are forecast early next week for the Gulf Coast and southeast U.S. in association with a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico.

Many thanks to the Fire Information Services for the updates!

 
 
 

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