National Preparedness Level: 2 (On a scale from 1 to 5)

Northern California PL: 2

Southern California PL: 2

Smaller, local incidents are listed in the Happening Now section.

Current National Situation:

September 27, 2022 – Initial attack was light with 88 new fires reported. 1 new large fire reported and 0 large fires contained.

YesterdayYear to date10-yr average
Fires: 88
Acres: 469
Fires: 52,951
Acres: 6,851,495
Fires: 44,798
Acres: 6,343,209
(2012 – 2021 as of today)
Changes in some agency YTD acres reflect more accurate mapping or reporting adjustments.

Regional fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Garden, Placer CountyCANEU29100%September 19, 202260+1
Dutch, I-80CANEU48100%September 17, 202220
Mosquito, Oxbow ReservoirCATNF76,77585%October 15, 20221,26478

California fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Fairview, HemetCARRU28,30769%September 17, 20222,25635
Six Rivers Lightning ComplexCASRF41,54095%September 15, 20226458

Out of state fires

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

Hurricane Ian will move into the southeast Gulf of Mexico, west of the Florida Keys, bringing numerous showers and thunderstorms and gusty winds to much of the Florida Peninsula. North winds will increase across the Southeast to 10-20 mph with minimum relative humidity below 30% for areas of elevated fire weather conditions. Locally critical conditions are most likely over portions of Alabama and Georgia where areas of relative humidity below 20% are forecast. Locally breezy and dry north to northwest winds are also likely to continue across much of the Mississippi Valley. Above normal temperatures will continue across the West with afternoon relative humidity of 7-25%. West to southwest winds will increase east of the Cascades into the Columbia Basin, southeast Oregon, and northeast California. Elevated to locally critical conditions are most likely to develop across southcentral Oregon and portions of the northern Great Basin due to sustained winds of 15-20 mph with gusts 25-30 mph amid relative humidity of 8-15%. Scattered afternoon wet thunderstorms are expected across the greater Four Corners area, while isolated thunderstorms are possible in the southern Sierra and southeast California