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National Preparedness Level: 2

Northern California PL: 3

Southern California PL: 2

Current National Situation:

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September 21, 2019 - Initial attack was light with 78 new fires reported yesterday. 3 new large fires reported and 4 large fires contained.

Nationally, there are 33 large fires being managed under a strategy other than full suppression.

Yesterday

Fires: 78
Acres: 568

Year to date

Fires: 38,119
Acres: 4,347,128

10-yr average

Fires: 49,374
Acres: 5,963,320
(2009 – 2018 as of today)

Regional Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Walker, GeneseeCAPNF54,61298%September 28, 20195199

California Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Lime, north of YrekaCAKNF1,87296%October 9, 201920
South, Shasta-Trinity NFCASHF5,20353%October 1, 20193910
Taboose, Big PineCAINF10,26364%September 30, 20194001

Out of State Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Long Valley, NVNVTMFD2,468100%August 26, 2019551

Weather Outlook

A slight warming trend is expected today as a weak ridge of high pressure develops over the West and moves east toward the Continental Divide by afternoon. Temperatures in most areas will be near seasonal averages beneath it.

A somewhat strong cold front will move east across the central and southern Great Plains bringing scattered, wet strong storms in the afternoon and evening hours.

Hot and humid conditions will continue across the Deep South and along the East Coast as high pressure remains firmly in charge of the weather as it remains entrenched over the Southeast.

Warm and dry conditions are expected across New England as the high-pressure ridge to the south extends northward into Canada reaching all the way north to Hudson Bay.

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.