National Preparedness Level: 4 (On a scale from 1 to 5)

Northern California PL: 4

Southern California PL: 4

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

Current National Situation:

September 25, 2021 – Initial attack was light with 86 new fires reported yesterday. 1 new large fire reported and 1 large fire contained.

YesterdayYear to date10-yr average
Fires: 86
Acres: 19,475
Fires: 45,706
Acres: 5,796,687
Fires: 46,088
(2011 – 2020 as of today)
Changes in some agency YTD acres reflect more accurate mapping or reporting adjustments

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Regional fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
DixieCABTU963, 27694%September 30, 20211,9241,329
Caldor, Eldorado NFCAENF221,77476%September 27, 20211,5031,003

California fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Fawn, Shasta CountyCASHU8,44625%October 4, 20211,886131
Windy, Tule River Indian ReservationCATIA56,8026%September 30, 20211,5402
KNP Complex, Kings CanyonCAKNP36,8500%October 10, 20211,6200
Antelope, Klamath NFCAKNF145,63295%September 30, 202133018
River Complex, EtnaCAKNF196,25055%November 1, 2021793121
McCash, Somes BarCASRF92,63936%October 31, 20216260
Monument, Shasta NFCASHF219,32961%November 1, 20211,08150

Out of state fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Bootleg, OregonORFWF413,717100%October 1, 2021376408

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

A cutoff low will remain over southern California and northern Baja California. Westerly flow aloft will strengthen over the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies, with weak ridging over the West away from the cutoff low. An upper low will slowly move eastward across the Great Lakes, with troughing extending over much of the eastern US and a cold front sliding east through the Appalachians. Above normal temperatures are expected for much of the West. Dry and breezy west-southwest winds are likely along the Sierra Front, in portions of the Cascade Gaps, interior Northwest, northern Great Basin, along and east of the Rockies in Montana, and Wyoming amid downslope flow and stronger westerly flow aloft. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are forecast across portions of far southern California, Arizona, and western New Mexico, with wetting rain most likely in east-central Arizona into west-central New Mexico over the higher terrain. Showers may move into western Washington overnight, with showers and sporadic lightning in portions of the Great Lakes and New England.