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National Preparedness Level: 2

Northern California PL: 1

Southern California PL: 2

Current National Situation:

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June 18, 2018 - Initial attack was light with 107 new fires reported yesterday. 0 new large fires reported and 2 large fires contained.

Nationally, there are 28 large fires being managed under a strategy other than full suppression.

Yesterday

Fires: 107
Acres: 2,407

Year to date

Fires: 26,693
Acres: 2,138,750

10-yr average

Fires: 28,213
Acres: 1,656,099
(2008 – 2017 as of today)

Regional Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
China, Amador CountyCAAEU1785%June 19, 20180

California Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Wheeler, Mariposa CountyCAMMU11560%June 20 20180
Planada, Merced CountyCAMMU4,56299%June 19, 2018420

Out of State Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Upper Colony, WellingtonNVBLM1,20257%June 20 20182420

Large incident map currently updated on Fridays or as fire conditions warrant.

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

The very large but weakening upper level low pressure area over the West will continue to create widespread showers and storms across the southeastern portion of the Pacific Northwest, Northern Rockies, Northern Great Basin, and Northern California while a slot of drier air allows for dry conditions across Southern California, Arizona, southern Nevada, and southern Utah.

New Mexico will continue to see scattered wet convection as will Colorado.

Across the Great Plains, the high pressure ridge will remain weak but strong enough to keep the central and northern Great Plains mostly hot and dry.

Subtropical moisture over the southern Great Plains will lead to scattered convection.

The East could remain stormy as well due to the presence of a stationary front.

In Alaska, a strengthening ridge of high pressure will lead to continued warming and drying across the Interior. Expect above normal temperatures and low afternoon humidities.