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

Northern California PL: 1

Southern California PL: 1

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

Current National Situation:

January 21, 2022 – Initial attack was light with 198 new fires reported this week. 12 new large fires reported and 9 large fires contained.

The summary numbers below will be updated every Friday. All active incidents will be updated in real-time.

This weekYear to date10-yr average
Fires: 198
Acres: 5,804
Fires: 929
Acres: 20,686
Fires: 739
Acres: 13,563
(2011 – 2020 as of today)
Changes in some agency YTD acres reflect more accurate mapping or reporting adjustments.

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Regional fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
DixieCABTU963,309100%October 30, 20211,1021,329
Caldor, Eldorado NFCAENF221,835100%October 21, 20214151,003

California fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Windy, Tule River Indian ReservationCATIA97,55492%November 15, 2021223128
KNP Complex, Kings CanyonCAKNP88,30775%November 3, 20213444

Out of state fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Marshall, Boulder COCOBCO6,21974%January 7, 2022162560
Bootleg, OregonORFWF413,717100%October 1, 2021376408

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

Gusty south winds with locally elevated conditions are possible over portions of eastern New Mexico and west Texas today with low relative humidity also forecast over much of central Texas and Oklahoma. A moderate to strong Santa Ana wind event will begin today across southern California and continue into Saturday with above normal temperatures, low relative humidity, and northeast wind gusts up to 70 mph. After lighter offshore winds into Monday, another Santa Ana event is possible for the middle of next week. Another period of elevated to locally critical conditions is possible across west Texas next Monday into Tuesday as well.

Low pressure will move through the Southeast today with rain for much of Georgia and Florida while rain changes to freezing rain and snow over the Carolinas. Light valley rain and mountain snow is also forecast for much of the Rockies into the Southwest today into Saturday. Periods of light snow are expected this weekend into midnext week for the northern Plains, Great Lakes, and Northeast. Low pressure is likely to develop over the Gulf of Mexico and bring locally heavy rain to the Gulf Coast with rain spreading over much of the Southeast and MidAtlantic by mid-next week. Much of the West is forecast to be dry with temperatures near to above normal. Temperatures are forecast to be below normal for much of the CONUS east of the Rockies with much below normal temperatures for the Great Lakes and Northeast.