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Last Update: Sun, March 1, 2015 at 08:37:35 AM


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

Northern California Preparedness Level: 1 (On a scale from 1 to 5)

Southern California Preparedness Level: 1 (On a scale from 1 to 5)

Current National Situation: Initial attack activity was light this week with 255 new fires. 4 new large fires reported and 4 large fires contained.

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

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February 28, 2015

On the afternoon of February 24, 2015, firefighters from the Shasta-Trinity National Forest responded to a wildfire on private land in Siskiyou County in an area approximately 18 miles northeast of McCloud, just south of Horse Peak. The fire started on private land during a prescribed fire operation to reduce hazardous fuels. Weather conditions changed and winds spread the incident out of containment, onto National Forest lands.   Read More

October 8, 2014

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:

The weather pattern that has held over the past several weeks with high pressure in the West and deep, cold low pressure east of the Rockies will transition this week to more progressive and stormy. As such, temperatures will show a significant cooling trend for the West and a gradual warm up for the East. In terms of precipitation, periodic rain and mountain snow can be expected across the Intermountain West including the Cascades and Sierras where snowpack is especially sparse. A series of troughs will dig southeast across the Great Basin and Four Corners region through the Rockies before spreading wintery weather across the Midwest by early next week. Showers and thunderstorms will also be a factor for the Gulf Coast and Southeast regions through next week as moisture surges north toward the Tennessee Valley.

Many thanks to the Fire Information Services for the updates!


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