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Last Update: Fri, October 31, 2014 at 09:10:07 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: 3 (On a scale from 1 to 5)

Current National Situation: Initial attack activity was light this week with 328 new fires. 4 new large fires reported and 2 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
328
43,151
65,023
Acres Burned
3,792
3,262,635
7,037,332

 

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
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 weather pattern for the next several days will be characterized by strong troughs in both the West and the East. In between, a strong "blocking" ridge of high pressure will be in place over the Rockies.
A Pacific cold front associated with a deep trough of low pressure will bring much needed precipitation this weekend to the western U.S. including drought-stricken California. The northern and central Rockies will also see plentiful moisture with this storm system. Warming and drying weather will develop for the early part of next week, but precipitation is expected to return to the Western U.S. and northern Rockies by mid-week.
In the eastern half of the U.S. a major trough of low pressure will dig southward this weekend with cold Canadian air. Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected, along with brisk winds and snow in the Appalachian Mountains. Unseasonably cold and breezy weather will linger much of next week in the eastern and southern U.S. with snowfall in New England.
By the middle of next week, deep tropical moisture will stream into the southern and central Plains to interface with a cold front for heavy rainfall with thunderstorm activity.
The Desert Southwest will see warm and dry weather through the period.

Many thanks to the Fire Information Services for the updates!

 
 
 

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