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National Preparedness Level: 5

Northern California PL: 5

Southern California PL: 5

Current National Situation:

September 22, 2020 – Initial attack was light with 62 new fires reported yesterday. 1 new large fire reported and 1 large fire contained.

YesterdayYear to date10-yr average
Fires: 62
Acres: 21,496
Fires: 43,785
Acres: 7,012,294
Fires: 45,885
Acres: 6,001,379
(2010 – 2019 as of today)
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Regional fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
North ComplexCAPNF299,72374%November 12, 20203,1112,053
Fork, Eldorado National ForestCAENF1,66770%September 22, 20203390

California fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
North ComplexCAPNF299,72374%November 12, 20203,1112,053
August Complex – westCAMEU878,368 (All Zones)35%September 30, 20202,14451
August Complex – northCASTF846,898 (All Zones)38%November 15, 20202,00235
August Complex – southCAMNF836,871(all zones)34%November 12, 20202,002227 (total)
BobcatCAANF109,27117%October 30, 20201,7180
Slater/Devil, Happy CampCAKNF156,13522%October 15, 20201,207449
Valley, Cleveland NFCACNF17,09395%October 5, 202011464
El Dorado, San BernardinoCABDU22,48959%September 30, 20201,19010
Creek, Shaver LakeCASNF278,36825%October 15, 20202,978843
SQF ComplexCASQF141,60033%September 30, 20201,422184
Slink, ColevilleCAHTF26,75284%September 26, 20201780
Woodward, Point ReyesCARNP4,92997%September 25, 2020620
Dolan, Big SurCALPF128,41746%September 28, 202056819
CZU August LightningCACZU86,50999%September 20, 2020871,490
Red Salmon ComplexCASRF104,66728%October 15, 20205960

Out of state fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Riverside, OregonORMHF135,9563%October 31, 202053853

Large Incident: A wildfire of 100 acres or more occurring in timber, or a wildfire of 300 acres or more occurring 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

An upper-level shortwave trough will move over the Northern Rockies as a stronger upper-level trough approaches the Pacific Northwest with widely scattered showers across western Washington and portions of the Northern Rockies.

Gusty winds and low RH are expected along the Sierra Front and portions of the Great Basin and Wyoming. Isolated thunderstorms are possible across the broader Four Corners region into Wyoming.

Tropical Storm Beta will continue to produce heavy rainfall and storm surge flooding to portions of the east Texas and Louisiana coasts with heavy rain also expected farther inland across east/central Texas and the Lower Mississippi Valley.

A cold front will continue moving east into the Great Lakes with outer rain bands from Hurricane Teddy reaching eastern Maine.