National Preparedness Level: 3 (On a scale from 1 to 5)

Northern California PL: 2

Southern California PL: 2

Smaller, local incidents are listed in the Happening Now section.

Current National Situation:

June 20, 2021 – Initial attack was light with 160 new fires reported yesterday. 5 new large fires reported and 3 large fires contained.

YesterdayYear to date10-yr average
Fires: 160
Acres: 26,086
Fires: 28,815
Acres: 1,082,938
Fires: 24,734
Acres: 1,571,446
(2011 – 2020 as of today)

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Regional fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Park, ChicoCABTU402100%unknown2400
Whittlesey, North San JuanCANEU3100%June 18, 202120+0
Kearsage, ForebayCANEU1100%June 17, 2022130+0
Beale, Beale AFBCANEU150100%June 14, 202116

California fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Inyo CreekCAINF500%unknown0
Willow, Big SurCALPF2,0800%July 11, 20214520
Alabama, Lone PineCABDU56060%June 24, 20212550

Out of state fires

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

As an upper-level shortwave trough moves into the northern Rockies and Plains, an upper-level ridge will build from the Desert Southwest into the Pacific Northwest. Showers and thunderstorms are expected along and east of the Continental Divide in Montana and Wyoming with much cooler temperatures and higher RH as well. Precipitation is possible overnight along the Front Range as the cold front slides south and east across the Plains and towards the Continental Divide in Colorado. Widespread rainfall is likely in the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes. Elevated to critical fire weather conditions are likely across Utah, southern Wyoming, western Colorado, and portions of the Desert Southwest as westerly winds strengthen ahead of the cold front. Very hot and dry conditions are likely from the Desert Southwest through the West Coast. Isolated thunderstorms remain possible from southeast Arizona across New Mexico and into the Colorado Rockies.