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National Preparedness Level: 3

Northern California PL: 3

Southern California PL: 3

Current National Situation:


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Initial attack was light with 79 new fires reported yesterday. 1 new large fire reported and 2 large fires contained.


Fires: 79

Acres: 11,291

Year to date

Fires: 51,934
Acres: 8,818,600

10-yr average

Fires: 56,898
Acres: 6,044,299
(2007 – 2016 as of today)

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Regional Fires

California Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Bear, Santa CruzCACZU39150%October 21, 20173934
Pocket, GeyservilleCALNU17,35784%October 25 20174,915 (complex total)3 residential, 0 commercial, 3 outbuildings
Redwood Complex, Mendocino CountyCAMEU36,52395%October 24, 2017249 (complex total)300 residential, 4 commercial and 215 outbuildings destroyed
Nuns, Sonoma CountyCALNU56,21686%October 21, 20174,915 (complex total)582 residential, 17 commercial, 563 outbuildings
Atlas, Napa CountyCALNU51,62489%October 24, 20171,567 (complex total) 458 residential, 19 commercial, 290 outbuildings
Tubbs, Santa RosaCALNU36,79394%October 25, 20174,488 (complex total)3,837 residential, 73 commercial, 462 outbuildings
Lion, Sequoia National ForestCASQF19,21575%November 27, 20171810
Buck, Shasta-Trinity NFCASHF13,34868%November 5, 20172780

Out of State Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Chetco Bar, Rogue River-Siskiyou NFORRSF191,12597%October 31, 20173426

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

The breezy, westerly flow in place across the northwestern portion of the nation will get a reinforcing shot of moisture that will provide significant valley rain and high elevation snow areas along and west of the Continental Divide, mostly north of the California and Nevada state lines.

Locations east of the Rocky Mountain Crest will likely experience down sloping winds that will inhibit rainfall production.

Warm and dry conditions are expected across the Southwest and most of California, though the northwestern corner of the state could receive some wetting precipitation.

Looking elsewhere, a passing front will move into the eastern portion of the Great Plains bringing showers and storms to the Mississippi River Valley.

The East Coast will remain warm and dry under high pressure.