National Preparedness Level: 5

Northern California PL: 4

Southern California PL: 3

(On a scale from 1 to 5)

Current National Situation:

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Initial attack was light with 127 new fires reported yesterday. 6 new large fires reported and 6 large fires contained.

Yesterday

Fires: 127
Acres: 21,980

Year to date

Fires: 42,977
Acres: 6,479,177

10-yr average

Fires: 47,545
Acres: 4,932,681
(2007 – 2016 as of today)

Regional Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Squirrel, QuincyCAPNF3705%August 31, 20177810

California Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Salmon August ComplexCAKNF8,20218%September 30, 20174930
South Fork, YosemiteCAYNP3,82017%September 3, 20177650
Eclipse Complex, Klamath NFCAKNF36,90019%October 10, 20171,0810
Indian, Inyo National ForestCAINF2,29545%September 30, 20172290
Ruth Complex, Six Rivers NFCASRF4,66690%August 25, 20176720
Orleans Complex, southwest of Happy CampCASRF8,24251%September 30, 20178170
Detwiler, Mariposa CountyCAMMU81,826100%August 7, 201783131 (63 homes)

Out of State Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Chetco Bar, Rogue River-Siskiyou NFORRSF91,5510%October 15, 20173650
Liberty, MontanaMTBIA4,97390%September 25, 20172890

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

An upper low off the California coast will draw moisture across the southern and central Rockies, the central and northern Great Basin, and into northern California and southern Oregon.

Widely scattered to scattered thunderstorms will form across the southern and central Rockies, the southern Great Basin, and Sierras in the afternoon, and spread northward into northern California, the northern Great Basin, and southern Oregon Tuesday night. Some storms will produce locally moderate rain but most will produce less than 0.20”.

Warmer conditions will develop over the Northwest and northern Rockies.

East of the Rockies, scattered showers and thunderstorms will form across the central Plains to the Great Lakes.

Scattered thunderstorms will form along the Gulf Coast.