(On a scale from 1 to 5)

National Preparedness Level: 3

Northern California PL: 1

Southern California PL: 2

Current National Situation:

July 9, 2020 – Initial attack was light with 129 new fires reported yesterday. 4 new large fires reported and 3 large fires contained.

YesterdayYear to date10-yr average
Fires: 129
Acres: 38,112
Fires: 26,774
Acres: 1,566,959
Fires: 29,551
Acres: 2,615,319
(2010 – 2019 as of today)

Regional Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
SmartsvilleCANEU6.5100%July 9, 2020205
BuckeyeCATNF2.5100%July 7, 202040+0

California Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
SoledadCALAC1,49887%July 10, 20202000
Crews, Santa ClaraCASCU5,40080%July 16, 20207421

Out of State Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Numbers, GardnervilleNVCCD20,00020%July 14, 202056443

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

The Four Corners High will flatten briefly as a cold front pushes east across the Northern Rockies. This will produce pockets of critical fire weather conditions across Wyoming due to breezy westerly winds and low humidities.

A second, much weaker surge of monsoonal moisture will begin to move into southeastern Arizona and New Mexico producing isolated mainly dry storms.

Humidity levels across the southern Great Basin will remain critically low in the lower to middle single digits during the day and teens at night.

Scattered storms will be possible across northern Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Warm and dry conditions are expected across Alaska as an Arctic high pressure area extends south across the Interior.

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