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National Preparedness Level: 1

Northern California PL: 2

Southern California PL: 2

Current National Situation:

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Initial attack was light with 60 new fires reported last week. 3 new large fires reported and 1 large fire 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: 60
Acres: 263

Year to date

Fires: 50,004
Acres: 8,155,979

10-yr average

Fires: 54,268
Acres: 6,096,190
(2008 – 2017 as of today)

Regional Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Stagecoach, Yuba CountyCACAL FIRE NEU0.75100%Oct. 3, 201845+0

California Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Delta, north of LakeheadCASHF63,293100%Oct. 5, 201860945

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

Santa Ana winds will begin to redevelop over Southern California as another low pressure area develops over northern portions of the Baja Peninsula.

To the north, the high pressure ridge along the West Coast will move on shore and into the Pacific Northwest. This will set up a blocking pattern that will persist for several days and lead to warm and dry conditions along and West of the Continental Divide.

A cold front moving east from the Great Plains will lead to scattered showers and storms across the Great Lakes and also across western portions of the South.

Florida should remain mostly dry however.