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National Preparedness Level: 1

Northern California PL: 1

Southern California PL: 1

Current National Situation:

May 24, 2020 – Initial attack was light with 94 new fires reported yesterday. 1 new large fire reported and 2 large fires contained.

NIMO (Houseman) has been assigned to COVID-19 support at Forest Service headquarters in Washington D.C.

YesterdayYear to date10-yr average
Fires: 94
Acres: 696
Fires: 16,686
Acres: 349,346
Fires: 20,961
Acres: 1,035,989
(2010 – 2019 as of today)

Regional Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
DoubleCANEU5-7100%May 16, 202030+0

California Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Baseball, Mendocino Natl. ForestCAMNF211100%March 3, 20201000

Out of State Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Long Valley, NVNVTMFD2,468100%August 26, 2019551

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

Critical fire weather conditions will return to the Four Corners as a cold front passing through the Great Basin creates a gusty southwesterly flow across the southern Great Basin and the Southwest. The winds will interact with critically dry fuels and very low afternoon humidities to create a favorable burning environment.

Scattered wet storms will be possible across the Northern Great Basin.

Drier and slightly warmer conditions will be possible along the West Coast as a high pressure ridge begins to approach from the west.

Conditions will remain dry across northern Minnesota and New England. In Alaska, scattered showers will be present across the western Interior while high pressure over the Yukon Territory will keep the eastern Interior warm and dry.

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