(On a scale from 1 to 5)
National Preparedness Level: 1
Northern California PL: 2
Southern California PL: 2
This overview report will post every Friday unless significant activity occurs. Active incidents will be updated in real time.
Current National Situation:
February 26, 2021 – Initial attack was light with 362 new fires reported this week. 8 new large fires reported and 2 large fires contained.
|This week||Year to date||10-yr average|
(2011 – 2020 as of today)
|Incident Name||State||Lead Agency||Size (acres)||Percent Contained||Estimate of Containment||Personnel||Structures Destroyed|
|SQF Complex||CA||SQF||174,178||95%||January 7, 2021||28||228|
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.
An upper-level trough will move south and weaken over the Intermountain West this weekend with an upper low tracking southeast across the Great Lakes and Northeast bringing snow to these regions early next week. An upper-level ridge will move east from the northeast Pacific over the West and to the north of the weakening upper low late this weekend into next week. The Bermuda High will extend over much of Florida and portions of the Gulf Coast and Deep South with heavy rain likely along the northern periphery of the Bermuda High extending across northern portions of the Southern Area and southern portions of the Eastern Area today into next week.
Strong offshore winds are expected across California today through the weekend and possibly continuing into Monday morning. Dry and windy conditions are also expected in portions of the southern Great Basin and Southwest ahead and behind a cold front driving southward across the Intermountain West. Elevated to locally critical fire weather conditions are also likely at times today into next week across snow-free portions of the Plains, especially the High Plains. An increase of significant fire potential will likely accompany these dry and windy conditions across southern California, the southern Great Basin, the Southwest, and portions of the Plains.