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National Preparedness Level: 5

Northern California PL: 4

Southern California PL: 4

Current National Situation:

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Initial attack was light with 102 new fires reported yesterday. 4 new large fires reported and 9 large fires contained.

Yesterday

Fires: 102
Acres: 34,045

Year to date

Fires: 40,384
Acres: 5,778,148

10-yr average

Fires: 43,756
Acres: 4,614,945
(2008 – 2017 as of today)

Regional Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Oak, Alta SierraCACAL FIRE NEU16100%August 13, 2018150+1

California Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Hat, Shasta CountyCACAL FIRE SHU1,90085%August 18, 20182560
Holy, Orange CountyCACNF22,98664%August 21, 20181,34018
Donnell, west of DardanelleCASTF29,71527%September 1, 2018934136
Mendocino ComplexCAMEU354,91064%September 1, 20183,176258
Carr, French GulchCACAL FIRE SHU211,01965%August 17, 20184,1011,599
Ferguson, near El PortalCASNF95,94683%August 15, 20181,14210
Valley, San BernardinoCABNF1,34829%November 1, 2018520

Out of State Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Perry, Pyramid LakeNVBLM51,40079%August 6, 201836518
NatchezOR/CARSF5,36010%August 31, 20186130

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 strong monsoonal surge of moisture into the northern portion of the Four Corners and Great Basin will provide some relief to Utah, eastern Nevada, and Colorado in the form of higher humidity and scattered wet storms.

Given the strength of the surge, convection should reach as far north as North Dakota, southern Montana, Idaho, and possibly southeastern Oregon.

The Sierra could also see isolated storms. There is a concern that some of the storms on the northwestern fringes could be relatively dry.

Previous days’ winds should diminish across the northern tier but remain breezy across the Dakotas as a weak disturbance moves east across Manitoba.

Texas will return to hot and dry conditions as the low pressure area previously over the northern portion of the state moves northeast toward the middle Mississippi River Valley, bringing storms to the upper Midwest.

Scattered showers and storms are also expected across the Mid-Atlantic region, as a low pressure area remains stalled over the area.