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National Preparedness Level: 1

Northern California PL: 1

Southern California PL: 1

Current National Situation:

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Initial attack was light with 613 new fires reported last week. 24 new large fires reported and 12 large fires contained.

This overview will be updated every Friday at 8:00 am unless significant activity occurs. Individual fires will be updated in real time.

Last week

Fires: 613
Acres: 38,007

Year to date

Fires: 3,623
Acres: 94,789

10-yr average

Fires: 9,943
Acres: 428,696
(2009 – 2018 as of today)

Regional Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Camp, Butte CountyCACAL FIRE BTU153,336100%Nov. 30, 20181,06518,804

California Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Woolsey, Ventura/LACACAL FIRE96,949100%Nov. 22, 20183251,643

Out of State Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Range 2NVECFX9,19698%unknown238

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

A slight cooling trend will occur across the West as a weak low pressure system moves east from the Great Basin to the Continental Divide.

Breezy southwesterly winds will develop across New Mexico and eastern Colorado, but scattered showers across the area will keep humidity levels elevated Friday.

The system will intensify Friday night and turn north toward the Dakotas as a second system begins to move into the Pacific Northwest on Saturday.

Widespread rain and high elevation snow is expected from the Canadian Border south into northern California and the southern Great Basin through early Sunday.

A drying trend will begin Sunday afternoon east of the Cascade and Sierra Crests as high pressure begins to strengthen inland.

However, wet conditions will continue along the West Coast as a colder and stronger low pressure area stalls off shore.

This strong system will begin to move on shore late Wednesday bringing more heavy rainfall and high elevation snow to the West, especially to the southern Cascades, Siskiyous, and Sierras.

Strong westerly winds will be present along the Mexican Border Thursday.