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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 135 new fires reported last week. 5 new large fires reported and 4 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: 135
Acres: 900

Year to date

Fires: 610
Acres: 6,383

10-yr average

Fires: 1,789
Acres: 35,854
(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

The week begins with record-setting cold across the Great Lakes region and the northeast beginning to show signs of moderation as the Polar Vortex moves northeast into Canada.

High pressure over the West will weaken as it moves inland over the weekend. The resulting westerly flow pattern will lead to a return to normal temperatures for most of the nation by Monday.

Temperatures will begin to cool again across the West Monday night as a weakening low pressure area moves into the Pacific Northwest bringing more snowfall to the mountains.

Lower and higher elevations across the Great Basin could pick up some snow Tuesday as the system moves east.

Another blast of snow and cold will be possible across the upper Midwest Wednesday and Thursday as another arctic front moves southeast from central Canada.

The southward progression of the advancing cold air should not penetrate as far south as the previous one.