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

Southern California PL: 1 (On a scale from 1 to 5)

Northern California PL: 1 (On a scale from 1 to 5)

Current National Situation:

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Initial attack was light last with 676 new fires reported last week. 13 new large fires reported and 18 large fires contained.

This week

Fires: 676
Acres: 13,073

Year to date

Fires: 17,458
Acres: 2,227,918

10-yr average

Fires: 17,499
Acres: 618,560
(2007 – 2016 as of today)

Regional Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Emerald, Lake TahoeCACAL FIRE AEU176100%October 16, 2016120

California Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Jayne, Fresno CountyCACAL FIRE FKU5,738100%April 21, 20170

Out of State Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Little Valley, Carson CityNVTMF2,291100%October 19, 201635839

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:
Warm and dry conditions with low afternoon humidities will persist across Florida and Georgia into the weekend. A passing front on Sunday could produce a period of critical fire weather conditions with breezy winds and scattered storms interacting with overall dry air. Across the Southwest, warmer and drier than normal conditions will continue with little precipitation expected the next week. Looking north, most of California and Nevada will remain dry except across the northern portions of both states which will transition to an overall wet pattern as the spring storm tracks begin to push a little further north to be focused over the Pacific Northwest and the Northern Rockies. Expect continued overall cool and wet conditions to persist across these areas. Elsewhere across the CONUS, near normal conditions will continue for both precipitation and temperatures except across the mid-south where above normal precipitation is expected. In Alaska, high pressure will linger over the state’s interior for much of the next week. While near normal temperatures are expected, precipitation will be below average.