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National Preparedness Level: 2

Northern California PL: 1

Southern California PL: 1

This overview report will post every Friday unless significant activity occurs. Active incidents will be updated in real time.

Current National Situation:

April 9, 2021 – Initial attack was moderate with 211 new fires reported this week. 6 new large fires reported and 3 large fires contained.

This weekYear to date10-yr average
Fires: 211
Acres: 8,329
Fires: 13,233
Acres: 411,705
Fires: 11,814
Acres: 541,216
(2011 – 2020 as of today)

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Regional fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Baker, Bullards BarCATNF3100%April 10, 202130+
Gold, east of Alta SierraCANCCFD4100%April 9, 202140+0

California fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
SQF ComplexCASQF174,17895%January 7, 202128228

Out of state fires

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 cold front will continue sweeping southeast across the Plains and into the Southwest today with dry and windy conditions ahead of it. Widespread elevated to critical conditions will overspread much of New Mexico into west Texas and southern Colorado. Post-frontal dry and windy conditions are also likely across western North Dakota and portions of the Plains east of the Northern Rockies. A surface low will slowly move north in the Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes today with precipitation spreading over much of this area. A stronger surface low will develop on the southern Plains with severe weather likely in the ArkLaTex through the Lower Mississippi Valley.