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National Preparedness Level: 2

Northern California PL: 2

Southern California PL: 2

Current National Situation:

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August 24, 2019 - Initial attack was light with 101 new fires reported yesterday. 5 new large fires reported and 3 large fires contained.

Nationally, there are 32 large fires being managed under a strategy other than full suppression.

Yesterday

Fires: 101
Acres: 5,192

Year to date

Fires: 32,037
Acres: 3,874,884

10-yr average

Fires: 43,697
Acres: 5,206,811
(2009 – 2018 as of today)

Regional Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Hansen, Bear RiverCANEU0.50100%August 23, 2019200

California Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Mountain, Shasta CountyCASHU60060%August 26, 201990314

Out of State Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Corta, NevadaNVEKD16,88998%August 16, 2019190

Weather Outlook

A breezy westerly flow will continue across the northwestern states as a high pressure ridge and surface thermal trough continue to build and strengthen over California and Nevada.

Temperatures beneath the ridge will be about 10 degrees above normal.

The monsoon across Arizona and New Mexico will be suppressed and focused mainly over southern Arizona and the Mogollon Rim.

Central Texas will received some beneficial rainfall from the development of scattered afternoon storms that form along a stalled frontal boundary.

Hot and dry conditions are expected across the Great Lakes region, as high pressure strengthens over Michigan and Wisconsin.

Scattered storms are expected across the Deep South along the previously mentioned stalled frontal boundary.

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.