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National Preparedness Level: 3

Northern California PL: 3

Southern California PL: 2

Current National Situation:

October 29, 2020 – Initial attack was light with 34 new fires reported yesterday. 1 new large fire reported and 0 large fires contained.

YesterdayYear to date10-yr average
Fires: 34
Acres: 501
Fires: 47,053
Acres: 8,534,580
Fires: 51,325
Acres: 6,366,696
(2010 – 2019 as of today)
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Regional fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
PointCAENF9410%unknown30+0
North ComplexCAPNF318,93096%November 12, 20203342,455
Fork, Eldorado National ForestCAENF1,66785%November 1 202050

California fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Blue RidgeCAORC14,33430%November 10, 20201,0511
Silverado, IrvineCAOCFA13,39040%November 10, 20201,2100
North ComplexCAPNF318,93096%November 12, 20203342,455
SQF ComplexCASQF168,97375%November 1, 2020744228
August Complex – north/southCAMNF1,032,597 (All Zones)93%November 15, 2020879871
BobcatCAANF115,79692%October 30, 2020240170
Slater/Devil, Happy CampCAKNF156,68285%November 1, 2020372440
El Dorado, San BernardinoCABDU22,74495%December 31, 202012220
Creek, Shaver LakeCASNF357,65761%October 31, 2020949856
Dolan, Big SurCALPF124,92498%October 29, 202026019
Red Salmon ComplexCASRF143,30072%November 15, 20207770

Out of state fires

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

As Tropical Strom Zeta merges into larger-scale troughing aloft ahead of an upper low, precipitation will overspread much of the Appalachians, Tennessee Valley, Ohio Valley, and Mid-Atlantic. Heavy rain and flooding concerns are likely, especially in portions of the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic. Precipitation is likely to linger today across portions of the central Plains into the Mid-Mississippi Valley.

A cold front will swing east across the Southeast bringing cooler and drier weather behind it.

Upper-level ridging will continue over most of the west, although a weaker shortwave trough will move into the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia tonight.