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National Preparedness Level: 1

Northern California PL: 1

Southern California PL: 2

Current National Situation:

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Initial attack was light with 109 new fires reported last week. 2 new large fires reported and 2 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: 109
Acres: 5,783

Year to date

Fires: 52,743
Acres: 8,506,909

10-yr average

Fires: 61,655
Acres: 6,114,857
(2008 – 2017 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

Strong temperature inversions will be in place across the West through the weekend as a ridge of high pressure drifts east toward to Continental Divide as another moderately strong weather system begins to move on shore into the Pacific Northwest Sunday bringing snow to the Cascades.

By Monday, this system will weaken slightly and begin to move inland but will still bring some snow to the Northern Rockies and the northern Great Basin.

In the East, a stronger system will move across the Deep South and bring very wet conditions through Tuesday.

A breezy, dry southwesterly flow will be in place across the southern Great Plains on Tuesday and Wednesday as a cold front moves east across the region.

Snow will return to the northwestern states late Tuesday and Wednesday as well as another, slightly stronger system moves east along the Canadian Border. This system will strengthen and quickly move east to the Great Plains for Thursday and into the East by Friday.