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Last Update: Thu, September 18, 2014 at 04:43:34 PM

     

National Preparedness Level: 2 (On a scale from 1 to 5)

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Northern California Preparedness Level: 3 (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 yesterday with 57 new fires. 1 new large fire reported and 1 large fire contained.

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

Fire Activity
Yesterday
Year to date
10-Year Average
Number of Fires
57
39,851
58,870
Acres Burned
7,899
2,954,749
6,564,718

 

Incident Name
State
Lead
Agency
Size
(acres)
Percent
Contained
Estimate of Containment
Personnel
Structures Lost
CA
ENF
70,944
5
unknown
3,695
0

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.   Read More

CA
KNF
48,217
78
October 1, 2014
190
2

July Complex (2 fires), Klamath NF. Four miles east of Sawyers Bar, CA. Timber, brush and grass. Active fire behavior. Area closure in effect.   Read More

CA
KNF
114,664
55
September 20, 2014
1,381
8

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.   Read More

CA
YNP
4,772
80
September 21, 2014
328
0

Meadow, Yosemite NP. IMT 2 (Cooper). Five miles east of Yosemite Valley, CA. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened. Area closures in effect.   Read More

CA
CNF
968
80
unknown
1,059
0

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.   Read More

CA
CAL FIRE MMU
320
60
unknown
535
33

Courtney, Merced-Mariposa Unit, Cal Fire. Three miles east of Oakhurst, CA. Chaparral and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Numerous residences threatened. Road closures in effect.   Read More

CA
SKU
375
25
unknown
969
150+

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.   Read More

CA
INF
65
50
September 21, 2014
437

June, Inyo NF. IMT 2 (Wakoski). One mile southwest of June Lake, CA. Timber and brush. Creeping and smoldering. Numerous residences threatened. Evacuations and area closures in effect.   Read More

CA
ENF
85
7
September 21, 2014
146
0

The Irene Fire is a lightning-caused fire burning in the Mokelumne Wilderness east of Summit City Canyon in the Eldorado National Forest.   Read More

CA
CAL FIRE NEU
247
90
September 17, 2014
95
6

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.   Read More

Deception Complex - Oregon
OR
WIF
2,747
55
unknown
1,068
0

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
OR
RSF
2,312
48
September 15, 2014
660
0

790, Rogue River-Siskiyou NF. IMT 2 (Fillis). Thirty miles northeast of Medford, OR. Timber. Interior group torching. Area closure in effect.  

Onion Mountain
OR
RSF
1,500
0
unknown
181
0

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 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:

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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