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National Preparedness Level: 3

Northern California PL: 1

Southern California PL: 2

Current National Situation:

July 7, 2020 – Initial attack was moderate with 290 new fires reported yesterday. 2 new large fires reported and 4 large fires contained.

YesterdayYear to date10-yr average
Fires: 290
Acres: 5,662
Fires: 26,321
Acres: 1,506,569
Fires: 28,947
Acres: 2,446,739
(2010 – 2019 as of today)

Regional Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
BuckeyeCATNF2.5100%July 7, 202040+0
Avacado, BangorCABTU136100%July 2, 20201100
WildwoodCANEU2100%June 29, 202060+0

California Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
SoledadCALAC1,49848%July 10, 20204690
Crews, Santa ClaraCASCU5,40050%July 12, 20208351

Out of State Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Numbers, GardnervilleNVCCD10,0000%unknown11

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

Critical fire weather conditions are possible across the Great Basin as a compact, fast-moving cold front moves east along the northern state lines of California and Nevada.

In addition to breezy westerly winds and low humidities, a small cluster of dry thunderstorms will accompany the passage of the system as it moves east.

Further south across the central and southern Great Basin, breezy winds and low humidities are also expected.

Another surge of monsoonal moisture will move into Arizona and New Mexico bringing more lightning.

Humidities south of the Mogollon Rim will be slightly elevated, while north and east of the Rim they will be critical low.

Along the West Coast, onshore flow will continue. Temperatures will be near-average.

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